Holidays and observances

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

Events

Events888 years ago
Events872 years ago
Events716 years ago

1411 - Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.

Events609 years ago

1487 - Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands, strike against a ban on foreign beer.

Events533 years ago

1534 - French explorer Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France.

Events486 years ago

1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.

Events453 years ago

1701 - Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit.

Events319 years ago
Events237 years ago

1814 - War of 1812: General Phineas Riall advances toward the Niagara River to halt Jacob Brown's American invaders.

Events206 years ago

1823 - Afro-Chileans are emancipated.

Events197 years ago

1823 - In Maracaibo, Venezuela, the naval Battle of Lake Maracaibo takes place, where Admiral José Prudencio Padilla defeats the Spanish Navy, thus culminating the independence for the Gran Colombia.

Events197 years ago

1847 - After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City.

Events173 years ago

1847 - Richard March Hoe, American inventor, patented the rotary-type printing press.

Events173 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Kernstown: Confederate General Jubal Early defeats Union troops led by General George Crook in an effort to keep them out of the Shenandoah Valley.

Events156 years ago

1866 - Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. state to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.

Events154 years ago

1901 - O. Henry is released from prison in Columbus, Ohio, after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.

Events119 years ago

1910 - The Ottoman Empire captures the city of Shkodër, putting down the Albanian Revolt of 1910.

Events110 years ago

1911 - Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas".

Events109 years ago

1915 - The passenger ship SS Eastland capsizes while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew are killed in the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.

Events105 years ago

1922 - The draft of the British Mandate of Palestine was formally confirmed by the Council of the League of Nations; it came into effect on 26 September 1923.

Events98 years ago

1923 - The Treaty of Lausanne, settling the boundaries of modern Turkey, is signed in Switzerland by Greece, Bulgaria and other countries that fought in World War I.

Events97 years ago
Events96 years ago

1927 - The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.

Events93 years ago

1929 - The Kellogg–Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it is first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928, by most leading world powers).

Events91 years ago

1935 - The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109 °F (43 °C) in Chicago and 104 °F (40 °C) in Milwaukee.

Events85 years ago

1937 - Alabama drops rape charges against the "Scottsboro Boys".

Events83 years ago

1943 - World War II: Operation Gomorrah begins: British and Canadian aeroplanes bomb Hamburg by night, and American planes bomb the city by day. By the end of the operation in November, 9,000 tons of explosives will have killed more than 30,000 people and destroyed 280,000 buildings.

Events77 years ago

1950 - Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper rocket.

Events70 years ago
Events61 years ago

1963 - The ship Bluenose II was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The schooner is a major Canadian symbol.

Events57 years ago

1966 - Michael Pelkey makes the first BASE jump from El Capitan along with Brian Schubert. Both came out with broken bones. BASE jumping has now been banned from El Cap.

Events54 years ago

1967 - During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! ("Long live free Quebec!"); the statement angered the Canadian government and many Anglophone Canadians.

Events53 years ago

1969 - Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

Events51 years ago

1974 - Watergate scandal: The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

Events46 years ago

1977 - End of a four-day-long Libyan–Egyptian War.

Events43 years ago

1980 - The Quietly Confident Quartet of Australia wins the men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the Moscow Olympics, the only time the United States has not won the event at Olympic level.

Events40 years ago

1982 - Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.

Events38 years ago

1983 - The Black July anti-Tamil riots begin in Sri Lanka, killing between 400 and 3,000. Black July is generally regarded as the beginning of the Sri Lankan Civil War.

Events37 years ago

1983 - George Brett batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "Pine Tar Incident".

Events37 years ago

1987 - US supertanker SS Bridgeton collides with mines laid by IRGC causing a 43-square-meter dent in the body of the oil tanker.

Events33 years ago

1987 - Hulda Crooks, at 91 years of age, climbed Mt. Fuji. Crooks became the oldest person to climb Japan's highest peak.

Events33 years ago

1998 - Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.

Events22 years ago

2001 - Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.

Events19 years ago

2001 - The Bandaranaike Airport attack is carried out by 14 Tamil Tiger commandos. Eleven civilian and military aircraft are destroyed and 15 are damaged. All 14 commandos are shot dead, while seven soldiers from the Sri Lanka Air Force are killed. In addition, three civilians and an engineer die. This incident slowed down the Sri Lankan economy.

Events19 years ago

2013 - A high-speed train derails in Spain rounding a curve with an 80 km/h (50 mph) speed limit at 190 km/h (120 mph), killing 78 passengers.

Events7 years ago

2014 - Air Algérie Flight 5017 loses contact with air traffic controllers 50 minutes after takeoff. It was travelling between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Algiers. The wreckage is later found in Mali. All 116 people onboard are killed.

Events6 years ago

Births

1242 - Christina von Stommeln, German Roman Catholic mystic, ecstatic, and stigmatic (d. 1312)

Births778 years ago
Births552 years ago
Births491 years ago
Births459 years ago

1574 - Thomas Platter the Younger, Swiss physician and author (d. 1628)

Births446 years ago
Births360 years ago

1725 - John Newton, English sailor and priest (d. 1807)

Births295 years ago

1757 - Vladimir Borovikovsky, Ukrainian-Russian painter (d. 1825)

Births263 years ago

1783 - Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan commander and politician, 2nd President of Venezuela (d. 1830)

Births237 years ago

1786 - Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)

Births234 years ago

1794 - Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish mineralogist and geologist (d. 1865)

Births226 years ago

1802 - Alexandre Dumas, French novelist and playwright (d. 1870)

Births218 years ago

1803 - Adolphe Adam, French composer and critic (d. 1856)

Births217 years ago

1803 - Alexander J. Davis, American architect (d. 1892)

Births217 years ago

1821 - William Poole, American boxer and gangster (d. 1855)

Births199 years ago

1826 - Jan Gotlib Bloch, Polish theorist and activist (d. 1902)

Births194 years ago

1851 - Friedrich Schottky, Polish-German mathematician and theorist (d. 1935)

Births169 years ago

1856 - Émile Picard, French mathematician and academic (d. 1941)

Births164 years ago

1857 - Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)

Births163 years ago

1857 - Juan Vicente Gómez, Venezuelan general and politician, 27th President of Venezuela (d. 1935)

Births163 years ago
Births160 years ago

1860 - Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter and illustrator (d. 1939)

Births160 years ago

1864 - Frank Wedekind, German actor and playwright (d. 1918)

Births156 years ago

1867 - Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran journalist and poet (d. 1908)

Births153 years ago

1867 - E. F. Benson, English archaeologist and author (d. 1940)

Births153 years ago

1867 - Fred Tate, English cricketer and coach (d. 1943)

Births153 years ago

1874 - Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and author (d. 1917)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Calogero Vizzini, Italian mob boss (d. 1954)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1957)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Ernest Bloch, Swiss-American composer and educator (d. 1959)

Births140 years ago

1884 - Maria Caserini, Italian actress (d. 1969)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Japanese author (d. 1965)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Arthur Richardson, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 1973)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Agnes Meyer Driscoll, American cryptanalyst (d. 1971)

Births131 years ago

1895 - Robert Graves, English poet, novelist, critic (d. 1985)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Amelia Earhart, American pilot and author (d. 1937)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Chief Dan George, Canadian actor (d. 1981)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Zelda Fitzgerald, American author and poet (d. 1948)

Births120 years ago

1904 - Leo Arnaud, French-American trombonist, composer, and conductor (d. 1991)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Richard B. Morris, American historian and academic (d. 1989)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Delmer Daves, American screenwriter, director and producer (d. 1977)

Births116 years ago

1909 - John William Finn, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2010)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Harry Horner, American director and production designer (d. 1994)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Essie Summers, New Zealand author (d. 1998)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Britton Chance, American biologist and sailor (d. 2010)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian pharmacologist and physician (d. 2015)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2007)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Alan Waddell, Australian walker (d. 2008)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Enrique Fernando, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 2004)

Births105 years ago

1916 - John D. MacDonald, American colonel and author (d. 1986)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Robert Farnon, Canadian trumpet player, composer, and conductor (d. 2005)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Ruggiero Ricci, American violinist and educator (d. 2012)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Robert Marsden Hope, Australian lawyer and judge (d. 1999)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Kenneth S. Kleinknecht, NASA manager (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1919 - John Winkin, American baseball player, coach, and journalist (d. 2014)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Bella Abzug, American lawyer and politician (d. 1998)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Constance Dowling, American model and actress (d. 1969)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian tenor and actor (d. 2008)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Billy Taylor, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Madeleine Ferron, Canadian radio host and author (d. 2010)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Wilfred Josephs, English composer (d. 1997)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Aris Poulianos, Greek anthropologist and archaeologist

Births96 years ago

1927 - Alex Katz, American painter and sculptor

Births93 years ago

1927 - Zara Mints, Russian-Estonian philologist and academic (d. 1990)

Births93 years ago

1930 - Alfred Balk, American journalist and author (d. 2010)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Keshubhai Patel, Indian politician, 10th Chief Minister of Gujarat

Births90 years ago

1931 - Ermanno Olmi, Italian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer

Births89 years ago

1931 - Éric Tabarly, French commander (d. 1998)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Gustav Andreas Tammann, German astronomer and academic

Births88 years ago

1933 - Doug Sanders, American golfer

Births87 years ago

1934 - P. S. Soosaithasan, Sri Lankan accountant and politician

Births86 years ago

1935 - Aaron Elkins, American author and academic

Births85 years ago

1935 - Pat Oliphant, Australian cartoonist

Births85 years ago

1935 - Mel Ramos, American painter, illustrator, and academic

Births85 years ago

1935 - Les Reed, English pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2019)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Derek Varnals, South African cricketer

Births85 years ago

1936 - Ruth Buzzi, American actress and comedian

Births84 years ago

1936 - Mark Goddard, American actor

Births84 years ago

1937 - Manoj Kumar, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births83 years ago

1937 - Quinlan Terry, English architect, designed the Brentwood Cathedral

Births83 years ago

1938 - Alexis Jacquemin, Belgian economist and academic (d. 2004)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Eugene J. Martin, American painter (d. 2005)

Births82 years ago

1938 - John Sparling, New Zealand cricketer

Births82 years ago

1939 - Walt Bellamy, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1939 - David Simon, Baron Simon of Highbury, English businessman and politician

Births81 years ago

1940 - Dan Hedaya, American actor

Births80 years ago

1941 - John Bond, English banker and businessman

Births79 years ago

1942 - Heinz, German-English singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2000)

Births78 years ago

1942 - David Miner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Chris Sarandon, American actor

Births78 years ago

1944 - Jim Armstrong, Northern Irish guitarist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Frank Close, English physicist and academic

Births75 years ago

1945 - Azim Premji, Indian businessman and philanthropist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Hugh Ross, Canadian-American astrophysicist and astronomer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Anthony Watts, English geologist, geophysicist, and academic

Births75 years ago

1946 - Gallagher, American comedian and actor

Births74 years ago

1946 - Friedhelm Haebermann, German footballer and manager

Births74 years ago

1946 - Hervé Vilard, French singer-songwriter

Births74 years ago

1947 - Zaheer Abbas, Pakistani cricketer and manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - Geoff McQueen, English screenwriter and producer (d. 1994)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Peter Serkin, American pianist and educator

Births73 years ago

1949 - Michael Richards, American actor and comedian

Births71 years ago

1950 - Jadranka Stojaković, Yugoslav singer-songwriter (d. 2016)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Lynda Carter, American actress

Births69 years ago

1952 - Ian Cairns, Australian surfer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gus Van Sant, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1953 - Julian Brazier, English captain and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Jon Faddis, American trumpet player, composer, and conductor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Tadashi Kawamata, Japanese contemporary artist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Claire McCaskill, American lawyer and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - James Newcome, English bishop

Births67 years ago

1954 - Erdoğan Arıca, Turkish footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jorge Jesus, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1955 - Brad Watson, American author and academic

Births65 years ago

1956 - Charlie Crist, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of Florida

Births64 years ago

1957 - Pam Tillis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births63 years ago

1958 - Jim Leighton, Scottish footballer and coach

Births62 years ago

1960 - Catherine Destivelle, French rock climber and mountaineer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Kerry Dixon, English footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1962 - Johnny O'Connell, American race car driver and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Louis Armary, French rugby player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Karl Malone, American basketball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1964 - Barry Bonds, American baseball player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese economist and politician, 118th Prime Minister of Portugal

Births56 years ago

1964 - Urmas Kaljend, Estonian footballer

Births56 years ago

1964 - John Rosengren, American journalist and author

Births56 years ago

1965 - Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kadeem Hardison, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Doug Liman, American director and producer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Mo-Do, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Aminatou Haidar, Sahrawi human rights activist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Martin Keown, English footballer and coach

Births54 years ago

1968 - Kristin Chenoweth, American actress and singer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Colleen Doran, American author and illustrator

Births52 years ago

1968 - Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Laura Leighton, American actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Rick Fox, Bahamian basketball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jennifer Lopez, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births51 years ago

1971 - Dino Baggio, Italian footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Patty Jenkins, American film director and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1972 - Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births48 years ago

1973 - Russell Bawden, Australian rugby league player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ana Cristina Oliveira, Portuguese model and actress

Births47 years ago

1973 - Amanda Stretton, English race car driver and journalist

Births47 years ago

1974 - Andy Gomarsall, English rugby player

Births46 years ago
Births45 years ago

1975 - Jamie Langenbrunner, American ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Torrie Wilson, American model, fitness competitor, actress and professional wrestler

Births45 years ago

1975 - Eric Szmanda, American actor

Births45 years ago

1976 - Rafer Alston, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese race car driver and manager

Births44 years ago

1978 - Andy Irons, American surfer (d. 2010)

Births42 years ago

1979 - Rose Byrne, Australian actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jerrod Niemann, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Valerio Scassellati, Italian race car driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, French tennis player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mark Andrew Smith, American author

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ryan Speier, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Joel Stroetzel, American guitarist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Doug Bollinger, Australian cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Summer Glau, American actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mark Robinson, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Trevor Matthews, Canadian actor and producer, founded Brookstreet Pictures

Births38 years ago

1982 - Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mewelde Moore, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Elisabeth Moss, American actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Anna Paquin, Canadian-New Zealand actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Michael Poppmeier, South African-German rugby player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Asami Mizukawa, Japanese actress

Births37 years ago

1984 - Patrick Harvey, Australian actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - Tyler Kyte, Canadian singer and drummer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Patrice Bergeron, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Aries Merritt, American hurdler

Births35 years ago

1985 - Lukáš Rosol, Czech tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Eric Wright, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Natalie Tran, Australian actress, online producer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Filipe Francisco dos Santos, Brazilian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nathan Gerbe, American ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Zack Sabre Jr., English wrestler

Births33 years ago

1988 - Han Seung-yeon, South Korean singer and dancer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Nichkhun, Thai-American singer-songwriter and actor

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ricky Petterd, Australian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Maurkice Pouncey, American football player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kim Tae-hwan, South Korean footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Daveigh Chase, American actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - Travis Mahoney, Australian swimmer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Manuel Fischnaller, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Emily Bett Rickards, Canadian actress

Births29 years ago

1992 - Dmitry Abyzov, Russian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Mikaël Kingsbury, Canadian skier

Births28 years ago

1992 - Mitch Grassi, American singer and songwriter

Births28 years ago

1994 - Alejandra Álvarez, Ecuadorian tennis player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Valentine Holmes, Australian rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Kyle Kuzma, American basketball player

Births25 years ago

1997 - Emre Mor, Turkish football player

Births23 years ago

Deaths

759 - Oswulf, king of Northumbria

Deaths

811 - Gao Ying, Chinese politician (b. 740)

Deaths

946 - Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid, Egyptian ruler (b. 882)

Deaths

1115 - Matilda of Tuscany (b. 1046)

Deaths905 years ago

1129 - Emperor Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1053)

Deaths891 years ago
Deaths822 years ago

1345 - Jacob van Artevelde, Flemish statesman (b. 1290)

Deaths675 years ago
Deaths452 years ago

1594 - John Boste, English martyr and saint (b. 1544)

Deaths426 years ago

1601 - Joris Hoefnagel, Flemish painter (b. 1542)

Deaths419 years ago

1612 - John Salusbury, Welsh politician and poet (b. 1567)

Deaths408 years ago

1739 - Benedetto Marcello, Italian composer and educator (b. 1686)

Deaths281 years ago

1768 - Nathaniel Lardner, English theologian and author (b. 1684)

Deaths252 years ago

1862 - Martin Van Buren, American lawyer and politician, 8th President of the United States (b. 1782)

Deaths158 years ago

1891 - Hermann Raster, German-American journalist and politician (b. 1827)

Deaths129 years ago

1908 - Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran journalist and poet (b. 1867)

Deaths112 years ago

1910 - Arkhip Kuindzhi, Ukrainian-Russian painter (b. 1841)

Deaths110 years ago

1927 - Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese author (b. 1892)

Deaths93 years ago

1957 - Sacha Guitry, French actor and director (b. 1885)

Deaths63 years ago

1962 - Wilfrid Noyce, English mountaineer and author (b. 1917)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - Constance Bennett, American actress and producer (b. 1904)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Tony Lema, American golfer (b. 1934)

Deaths54 years ago

1969 - Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author and playwright (b. 1904)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman, philanthropist, and civil servant (b. 1897)

Deaths50 years ago

1974 - James Chadwick, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)

Deaths46 years ago

1980 - Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (b. 1925)

Deaths40 years ago

1985 - Ezechiele Ramin, Italian missionary and martyr (b. 1953)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Fritz Albert Lipmann, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Qudrat Ullah Shahab, Pakistani civil servant and author (b. 1917)

Deaths34 years ago

1991 - Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Arletty, French actress and singer (b. 1898)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Sam Berger, Canadian lawyer and businessman (b. 1900)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Helen Cordero, Cochiti Pueblo (Native American) Pueblo potter (b. 1915)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - George Rodger, English photographer and journalist (b. 1908)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Alphonso Theodore Roberts, Vincentian cricketer and activist (b. 1937)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - William J. Brennan Jr., American colonel and jurist (b. 1906)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Saw Maung, Burmese general and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1928)

Deaths23 years ago

2000 - Ahmad Shamloo, Iranian poet and journalist (b. 1925)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Georges Dor, Canadian author, playwright, and composer (b. 1931)

Deaths19 years ago

2005 - Richard Doll, English physiologist and epidemiologist (b. 1912)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Albert Ellis, American psychologist and author (b. 1913)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Nicola Zaccaria, Greek opera singer (b. 1923)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Norman Dello Joio, American pianist and composer (b. 1913)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Dan Peek, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Harald Johnsen, Norwegian bassist and composer (b. 1970)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - David Servan-Schreiber, French physician, neuroscientist, and author (b. 1961)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Skip Thomas, American football player (b. 1950)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Chad Everett, American actor and director (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sherman Hemsley, American actor and singer (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Larry Hoppen, American singer and guitarist (b. 1951)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Robert Ledley, American physiologist and physicist, invented the CT scanner (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Themo Lobos, Chilean author and illustrator (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Atta Mills, Ghanaian lawyer and politician, a President of Ghana (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gregorio Peces-Barba, Spanish jurist and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Garry Davis, American pilot and activist, created the World Passport (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Fred Dretske, American philosopher and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Virginia E. Johnson, American psychologist and sexologist (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pius Langa, South African lawyer and jurist, 19th Chief Justice of South Africa (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ik-Hwan Bae, Korean-American violinist and educator (b. 1956)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dale Schlueter, American basketball player (b. 1945)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hans-Hermann Sprado, German journalist and author (b. 1956)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Peg Lynch, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1916)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ingrid Sischy, South African-American journalist and critic (b. 1952)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Marni Nixon, American actress and singer (b. 1930)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Harshida Raval, Indian Gujarati playback singer

Deaths3 years ago

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