Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Parents' Day can fall, while 28 July is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July. (United States)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

838 - Battle of Anzen: The Byzantine emperor Theophilos suffers a heavy defeat by the Abbasids.

Events

1099 - First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Events921 years ago

1209 - Massacre at Béziers: The first major military action of the Albigensian Crusade.

Events811 years ago
Events722 years ago

1342 - St. Mary Magdalene's flood is the worst such event on record for central Europe.

Events678 years ago
Events577 years ago
Events564 years ago

1484 - Battle of Lochmaben Fair: A 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured.

Events536 years ago

1499 - Battle of Dornach: The Swiss decisively defeat the army of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor.

Events521 years ago

1587 - Roanoke Colony: A second group of English settlers arrives on Roanoke Island off North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony.

Events433 years ago

1598 - William Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice, is entered on the Stationers’ Register. By decree of Queen Elizabeth, the Stationers’ Register licensed printed works, giving the Crown tight control over all published material.

Events422 years ago

1686 - Albany, New York is formally chartered as a municipality by Governor Thomas Dongan.

Events334 years ago

1706 - The Acts of Union 1707 are agreed upon by commissioners from the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, which, when passed by each countries' Parliaments, led to the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Events314 years ago

1793 - Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first recorded human to complete a transcontinental crossing of North America.

Events227 years ago

1796 - Surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company name an area in Ohio "Cleveland" after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party.

Events224 years ago

1797 - Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Battle between Spanish and British naval forces during the French Revolutionary Wars. During the Battle, Rear-Admiral Nelson is wounded in the arm and the arm had to be partially amputated.

Events223 years ago

1802 - Emperor Gia Long conquers Hanoi and unified Viet Nam, which had experienced centuries of feudal warfare.

Events218 years ago

1805 - Napoleonic Wars: War of the Third Coalition: Battle of Cape Finisterre: An inconclusive naval action is fought between a combined French and Spanish fleet under Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve of Spain and a British fleet under Admiral Robert Calder.

Events215 years ago

1812 - Napoleonic Wars: Peninsular War: Battle of Salamanca: British forces led by Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) defeat French troops near Salamanca, Spain.

Events208 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Atlanta: Outside Atlanta, Confederate General John Bell Hood leads an unsuccessful attack on Union troops under General William T. Sherman on Bald Hill.

Events156 years ago

1893 - Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful" after admiring the view from the top of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Events127 years ago

1894 - The first ever motor race is held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen. The fastest finisher was the Comte Jules-Albert de Dion, but the 'official' victory was awarded to Albert Lemaître driving his 3 hp petrol engined Peugeot.

Events126 years ago

1916 - Preparedness Day Bombing: In San Francisco, a bomb explodes on Market Street during a parade, killing ten and injuring 40.

Events104 years ago

1933 - Aviator Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field in New York City, completing the first solo flight around the world in seven days, 18 hours and 49 minutes.

Events87 years ago
Events83 years ago

1942 - The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.

Events78 years ago

1942 - The Holocaust in Poland: The systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto begins.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: Allied forces capture Palermo during the Allied invasion of Sicily.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: Axis occupation forces violently disperse a massive protest in Athens, killing 22.

Events77 years ago
Events76 years ago

1946 - King David Hotel bombing: A Zionist underground organisation, the Irgun, bombs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, site of the civil administration and military headquarters for Mandatory Palestine, resulting in 91 deaths.

Events74 years ago

1962 - Mariner program: Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed.

Events58 years ago
Events57 years ago

1976 - Japan completes its last reparation to the Philippines for war crimes committed during imperial Japan's conquest of the country in the Second World War.

Events44 years ago

1977 - Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.

Events43 years ago

1983 - Martial law in Poland is officially revoked.

Events37 years ago

1990 - Greg LeMond, an American road racing cyclist, wins his third Tour de France after leading the majority of the race. It was LeMond's second consecutive Tour de France victory.

Events30 years ago

1992 - Near Medellín, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States.

Events28 years ago

1993 - Great Flood of 1993: Levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Events27 years ago
Events23 years ago

2003 - Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay's 14-year-old son, and a bodyguard.

Events17 years ago

2005 - Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers responsible for the 7 July 2005 London bombings and the 21 July 2005 London bombings.

Events15 years ago

2011 - 2011 Norway attacks: first a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, followed by a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.

Events9 years ago

2013 - 2013 Dingxi earthquakes, a series of earthquakes in Dingxi, China, kills at least 89 people and injures more than 500 others.

Events7 years ago

Births

Births810 years ago

1437 - John Scrope, 5th Baron Scrope of Bolton, English Baron (d. 1498)

Births583 years ago

1476 - Zhu Youyuan, Ming Dynasty politician (d. 1519)

Births544 years ago
Births542 years ago

1531 - Leonhard Thurneysser, scholar and elector of Brandenburg (d. 1595)

Births489 years ago

1535 - Katarina Stenbock, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1621)

Births485 years ago

1552 - Anthony Browne, Sheriff of Surrey and Kent (d. 1592)

Births468 years ago

1552 - Mary Wriothesley, Countess of Southampton, Lady of English peer and others (d. 1607)

Births468 years ago

1559 - Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian priest and saint (d. 1619)

Births461 years ago

1615 - Marguerite of Lorraine, princess of Lorraine, duchess of Orléans (d. 1672)

Births405 years ago

1618 - Johan Nieuhof, Dutch traveler (d. 1672)

Births402 years ago

1630 - Madame de Brinvilliers, French aristocrat (d. 1676)

Births390 years ago

1647 - Margaret Mary Alacoque, French nun, mystic and saint (d. 1690)

Births373 years ago

1651 - Ferdinand Tobias Richter, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1711)

Births369 years ago

1711 - Georg Wilhelm Richmann, German-Russian physicist and academic (d. 1753)

Births309 years ago

1713 - Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect, designed the Panthéon (d. 1780)

Births307 years ago

1733 - Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and historian (d. 1790)

Births287 years ago

1755 - Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1839)

Births265 years ago

1784 - Friedrich Bessel, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1846)

Births236 years ago

1839 - Jakob Hurt, Estonian theologist and linguist (d. 1907)

Births181 years ago

1844 - William Archibald Spooner, English priest and scholar (d. 1930)

Births176 years ago

1849 - Emma Lazarus, American poet and educator (d. 1887)

Births171 years ago

1856 - Octave Hamelin, French philosopher (d. 1907)

Births164 years ago

1862 - Cosmo Duff-Gordon, Scottish fencer (d. 1931)

Births158 years ago

1863 - Alec Hearne, English cricketer (d. 1952)

Births157 years ago

1878 - Janusz Korczak, Polish pediatrician and author (d. 1942)

Births142 years ago

1881 - Augusta Fox Bronner, American psychologist, specialist in juvenile psychology (d. 1966)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Edward Hopper, American painter and etcher (d. 1967)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Odell Shepard, American poet and politician, 66th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (d. 1967)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Hella Wuolijoki, Estonian-Finnish author (d. 1954)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Kirk Bryan, American geologist and academic (d. 1950)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Selman Waksman, Jewish-American biochemist and microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

Births132 years ago

1889 - James Whale, English director (d. 1957)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Rose Kennedy, American philanthropist (d. 1995)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Jack MacBryan, English cricketer and field hockey player (d. 1983)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Jesse Haines, American baseball player and coach (d. 1978)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist and author (d. 1990)

Births127 years ago

1895 - León de Greiff, Colombian poet, journalist, and diplomat (d. 1976)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Stephen Vincent Benét, American poet, short story writer, and novelist (d. 1943)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Sobhuza II of Swaziland (d. 1982)

Births121 years ago

1908 - Amy Vanderbilt, American author (d. 1974)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Licia Albanese, Italian-American soprano and actress (d. 2014)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Dorino Serafini, Italian race car driver (d. 2000)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Ruthie Tompson, American animator and artist

Births110 years ago

1913 - Gorni Kramer, Italian bassist, songwriter, and bandleader (d. 1995)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Indian-Pakistani politician and diplomat (d. 2000)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Gino Bianco, Brazilian race car driver (d. 1984)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)

Births104 years ago

1921 - William V. Roth Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Bob Dole, American soldier, lawyer, and politician

Births97 years ago

1923 - César Fernández Ardavín, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Margaret Whiting, American singer (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Jack Matthews, American author, playwright, and academic (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Joseph Sargent, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Bryan Forbes, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Wolfgang Iser, German scholar, literary theorist (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Johan Ferner, Norwegian sailor (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Orson Bean, American actor

Births92 years ago

1928 - Jimmy Hill, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1929 - John Barber, English race car driver

Births91 years ago

1929 - Leonid Stolovich, Russian-Estonian philosopher and academic (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Neil Welliver, American painter (d. 2005)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Baselios Thomas I, Indian bishop

Births91 years ago

1931 - Leo Labine, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Oscar de la Renta, Dominican-American fashion designer (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Tom Robbins, American novelist

Births88 years ago

1934 - Junior Cook, American saxophonist (d. 1992)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Louise Fletcher, American actress

Births86 years ago

1935 - Tom Cartwright, English-Welsh cricketer and coach (d. 2007)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Don Patterson, American organist (d. 1988)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Harold Rhodes, English cricketer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Geraldine Claudette Darden, American mathematician

Births84 years ago

1937 - Chuck Jackson, American R&B singer and songwriter

Births83 years ago

1937 - Yasuhiro Kojima, Japanese-American wrestler and manager (d. 1999)

Births83 years ago

1937 - John Price, English cricketer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Vasant Ranjane, Indian cricketer (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Terence Stamp, English actor

Births82 years ago

1940 - Judith Walzer Leavitt, American historian and academic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Alex Trebek, Canadian-American game show host and producer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Estelle Bennett, American singer (d. 2009)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Vaughn Bodē, American illustrator (d. 1975)

Births79 years ago

1941 - George Clinton, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - David M. Kennedy, American historian and author

Births79 years ago

1942 - Michael Abney-Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun, English-Australian politician (d. 2012)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Peter Habeler, Austrian mountaineer and skier

Births78 years ago

1942 - Les Johns, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births78 years ago

1943 - Masaru Emoto, Japanese author and activist (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Kay Bailey Hutchison, American lawyer and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bobby Sherman, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births77 years ago

1944 - Rick Davies, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births76 years ago

1944 - Sparky Lyle, American baseball player and manager

Births76 years ago

1944 - Anand Satyanand, New Zealand lawyer, judge, and politician, 19th Governor-General of New Zealand

Births76 years ago

1945 - Philip Cohen, English biochemist and academic

Births75 years ago

1946 - Danny Glover, American actor, director, and producer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Paul Schrader, American director and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Rolando Joven Tria Tirona, Filipino archbishop

Births74 years ago

1946 - Johnson Toribiong, Palauan lawyer and politician, 7th President of Palau

Births74 years ago

1947 - Albert Brooks, American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gilles Duceppe, Canadian politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Don Henley, American singer-songwriter and drummer

Births73 years ago

1949 - Alan Menken, American pianist and composer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Lasse Virén, Finnish runner and police officer

Births71 years ago

1950 - S. E. Hinton, American author

Births70 years ago

1951 - Richard Bennett, American guitarist and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - J. V. Cain, American football player (d. 1979)

Births69 years ago
Births69 years ago

1953 - Brian Howe, English singer-songwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Al Di Meola, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Steve LaTourette, American lawyer and politician (d. 2016)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Lonette McKee, American actress and singer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Ingrid Daubechies, Belgian physicist and mathematician

Births66 years ago

1955 - Richard J. Corman, American businessman, founded the R.J. Corman Railroad Group (d. 2013)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Willem Dafoe, American actor

Births65 years ago

1956 - Mick Pointer, English neo-progressive rock drummer (Marillion; Arena)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Scott Sanderson, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1957 - Dave Stieb, American baseball player

Births63 years ago

1958 - Tatsunori Hara, Japanese baseball player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - David Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1984)

Births62 years ago

1960 - Jon Oliva, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births60 years ago

1961 - Calvin Fish, English race car driver and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1961 - Keith Sweat, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Alvin Robertson, American basketball player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Martine St. Clair, Canadian singer and actress

Births58 years ago

1963 - Emilio Butragueño, Spanish footballer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Emily Saliers, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births57 years ago

1964 - Will Calhoun, American rock drummer (Living Colour)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Bonnie Langford, English actress and dancer

Births56 years ago

1964 - John Leguizamo, Colombian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - David Spade, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Derrick Dalley, Canadian educator and politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Shawn Michaels, American wrestler, trainer, and actor

Births55 years ago

1965 - Richard B. Poore, New Zealand humanitarian

Births55 years ago

1965 - Doug Riesenberg, American football player and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Tim Brown, American football player and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Lauren Booth, English journalist and activist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Rhys Ifans, Welsh actor

Births53 years ago

1969 - Despina Vandi, German-Greek singer and actress

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jason Becker, American guitarist and songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Steve Carter, Australian rugby league player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Devendra Fadnavis, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sergei Zubov, Russian ice hockey player and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Aaron McCargo Jr., American chef, TV personality and TV show host

Births49 years ago

1972 - Colin Ferguson, Canadian actor, director, and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Seth Fisher, American illustrator (d. 2006)

Births48 years ago

1972 - Keyshawn Johnson, American football player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1973 - Brian Chippendale, American singer and drummer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Daniel Jones, English-Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mike Sweeney, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ece Temelkuran, Turkish journalist and author

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rufus Wainwright, American-Canadian singer-songwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Franka Potente, German actress

Births46 years ago

1977 - Ezio Galon, Italian rugby player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ingo Hertzsch, German footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Gustavo Nery, Brazilian footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Martyn Lee, English radio host and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Runako Morton, Nevisian cricketer (d. 2012)

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dennis Rommedahl, Danish footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Anna Bieleń-Żarska, Polish tennis player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Lucas Luhr, German race car driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Yadel Martí, Cuban baseball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kate Ryan, Belgian singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Tablo, South Korean-Canadian rapper

Births40 years ago

1982 - Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Aldo de Nigris, Mexican footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Dries Devenyns, Belgian cyclist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Steven Jackson, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Andreas Ulvo, Norwegian pianist

Births37 years ago

1984 - Stewart Downing, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Jessica Abbott, Australian swimmer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-American rugby player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Akira Tozawa, Japanese wrestler

Births35 years ago

1986 - Steve Johnson, American football player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Charlotte Kalla, Swedish skier

Births33 years ago

1988 - William Buick, Norwegian-British flat jockey

Births32 years ago

1988 - Paul Coutts, Scottish footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Thomas Kraft, German footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Sercan Temizyürek, Turkish footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Keegan Allen, American actor, photographer and musician

Births31 years ago

1991 - Matty James, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Anja Aguilar, Filipino actress and singer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Selena Gomez, American singer and actress

Births28 years ago

1993 - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Kyrgyzstani-American terrorist

Births27 years ago

1994 - Jaz Sinclair, American film and television actress

Births26 years ago

1995 - Ezekiel Elliott, American football player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Armaan Malik, Indian playback singer, composer and songwriter

Births25 years ago

1996 - Skyler Gisondo, American actor

Births24 years ago
Births18 years ago
Births7 years ago

Deaths

698 - Wu Chengsi, nephew of Chinese sovereign Wu Zetian

Deaths
Deaths762 years ago

1298 - Sir John de Graham, Scottish soldier at the Battle of Falkirk

Deaths722 years ago
Deaths658 years ago
Deaths644 years ago

1387 - Frans Ackerman, Flemish politician (b. 1330)

Deaths633 years ago
Deaths559 years ago

1525 - Richard Wingfield, English courtier and diplomat, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1426)

Deaths495 years ago

1540 - John Zápolya, Hungarian king (b. 1487)

Deaths480 years ago
Deaths470 years ago

1581 - Richard Cox, English bishop (b. 1500)

Deaths439 years ago

1619 - Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian priest and saint (b. 1559)

Deaths401 years ago

1645 - Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Spanish statesman (b. 1587)

Deaths375 years ago

1676 - Pope Clement X (b. 1590)

Deaths344 years ago

1726 - Hugh Drysdale, English-American politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia

Deaths294 years ago

1734 - Peter King, 1st Baron King, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1669)

Deaths286 years ago
Deaths231 years ago

1802 - Marie François Xavier Bichat, French anatomist and physiologist (b. 1771)

Deaths218 years ago

1824 - Thomas Macnamara Russell, English admiral

Deaths196 years ago

1826 - Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1746)

Deaths194 years ago

1832 - Napoleon II, French emperor (b. 1811)

Deaths188 years ago

1833 - Joseph Forlenze, Italian ophthalmologist and surgeon (b. 1757)

Deaths187 years ago

1864 - James B. McPherson, American general (b. 1828)

Deaths156 years ago

1869 - John A. Roebling, German-American engineer, designed the Brooklyn Bridge (b. 1806)

Deaths151 years ago

1902 - Mieczysław Halka-Ledóchowski, Polish cardinal (b. 1822)

Deaths118 years ago

1903 - Cassius Marcellus Clay, American publisher, lawyer, and politician, United States Ambassador to Russia (b. 1810)

Deaths117 years ago

1904 - Wilson Barrett, English actor and playwright (b. 1846)

Deaths116 years ago

1906 - William Snodgrass, Canadian minister and academic (b. 1827)

Deaths114 years ago

1908 - Randal Cremer, English politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1828)

Deaths112 years ago

1915 - Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer and inventor, developed Standard time (b. 1827)

Deaths105 years ago

1916 - James Whitcomb Riley, American poet and author (b. 1849)

Deaths104 years ago

1918 - Indra Lal Roy, Indian lieutenant and first Indian fighter aircraft pilot (b. 1898)

Deaths102 years ago

1920 - William Kissam Vanderbilt, American businessman and horse breeder (b. 1849)

Deaths100 years ago

1922 - Jōkichi Takamine, Japanese-American chemist and academic (b. 1854)

Deaths98 years ago

1932 - J. Meade Falkner, English author and poet (b. 1858)

Deaths88 years ago

1932 - Reginald Fessenden, Canadian inventor and academic (b. 1866)

Deaths88 years ago

1932 - Errico Malatesta, Italian activist and author (b. 1853)

Deaths88 years ago

1932 - Flo Ziegfeld, American actor and producer (b. 1867)

Deaths88 years ago

1934 - John Dillinger, American gangster (b. 1903)

Deaths86 years ago

1937 - Ted McDonald, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1891)

Deaths83 years ago

1940 - George Fuller, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of New South Wales (b. 1861)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Albert Young, American boxer and promoter (b. 1877)

Deaths80 years ago

1948 - Rūdolfs Jurciņš, Latvian basketball player (b. 1909)

Deaths72 years ago

1950 - William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canadian economist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1874)

Deaths70 years ago

1958 - Mikhail Zoshchenko, Ukrainian-Russian soldier and author (b. 1895)

Deaths62 years ago

1967 - Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (b. 1878)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Giovannino Guareschi, Italian journalist and cartoonist (b. 1908)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Judy Garland, american actress, singer, dancer, and vaudevillian (b. 1922)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - George Johnston, Australian journalist and author (b. 1912)

Deaths50 years ago

1974 - Wayne Morse, American lawyer and politician (b. 1900)

Deaths46 years ago

1979 - J. V. Cain, American football player (b. 1951)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1929)

Deaths41 years ago

1986 - Floyd Gottfredson, American author and illustrator (b. 1905)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Ede Staal, Dutch singer-songwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Fahrettin Kerim Gökay, Turkish physician and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (b. 1900)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Manuel Puig, Argentinian author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Eduard Streltsov, Soviet footballer (b. 1937)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - David Wojnarowicz, American painter, photographer, and activist (b. 1954)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Harold Larwood, English-Australian cricketer (b. 1904)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Rob Collins, English keyboard player (b. 1956)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Fritz Buchloh, German footballer and coach (b. 1909)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Eric Christmas, English-born Canadian actor (b. 1916)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1925)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Raymond Lemieux, Canadian chemist and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Claude Sautet, French director and screenwriter (b. 1924)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (b. 1909)

Deaths19 years ago

2004 - Sacha Distel, French singer and guitarist (b. 1933)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1922)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Eugene Record, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Dika Newlin, American composer, singer-songwriter, and pianist (d. 1923)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountaineer (b. 1965)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Mike Coolbaugh, American baseball player and coach (b. 1972)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jarrod Cunningham, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1968)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - László Kovács, Hungarian-American director and cinematographer (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Estelle Getty, American actress (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Richard M. Givan, American lawyer and judge (b. 1921)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Peter Krieg, German director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Kenny Guinn, American banker and politician, 27th Governor of Nevada (b. 1936)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Linda Christian, Mexican-American actress (b. 1923)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Cees de Wolf, Dutch footballer (b. 1945)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Ding Guangen, Chinese engineer and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - George Armitage Miller, American psychologist and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Frank Pierson, American director and screenwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Natalie de Blois, American architect, co-designed the Lever House (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dennis Farina, American policeman and actor (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rosalie E. Wahl, American lawyer and judge (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Johann Breyer, German SS officer (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Louis Lentin, Irish director and producer (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nitzan Shirazi, Israeli footballer and manager (b. 1971)

Deaths6 years ago

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