Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Emancipation Day can fall, while August 3 is the latest; celebrated on Thursday before the first Monday in August (Bermuda)

Holidays and observances

Fiestas Patrias, celebrates the independence of Peru from Spain by General José de San Martín in 1821.

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

Events

1364 - Troops of the Republic of Pisa and the Republic of Florence clash in the Battle of Cascina.

Events656 years ago

1540 - Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.

Events480 years ago

1571 - La Laguna encomienda, known today as the Laguna province in the Philippines is founded by the Spaniards as one of the oldest encomiendas (provinces) in the country.

Events449 years ago

1635 - In the Eighty Years' War the Spanish capture the strategic Dutch fortress of Schenkenschans.

Events385 years ago
Events364 years ago

1778 - Constitution of the province of Cantabria ratified at the Assembly Hall in Bárcena la Puente, Reocín, Spain.

Events242 years ago
Events212 years ago

1809 - Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera: Sir Arthur Wellesley's British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte.

Events211 years ago

1821 - José de San Martín declares the independence of Peru from Spain.

Events199 years ago

1854 - USS Constellation (1854), the last all-sail warship built by the United States Navy, is commissioned.

Events166 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church: Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia.

Events156 years ago

1866 - At the age of 18, Vinnie Ream becomes the first and youngest female artist to receive a commission from the United States government for a statue (of Abraham Lincoln).

Events154 years ago

1868 - The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.

Events152 years ago

1896 - The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated.

Events124 years ago

1914 - In the culmination of the July Crisis, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, igniting World War I.

Events106 years ago

1915 - The United States begins a 19-year occupation of Haiti.

Events105 years ago

1917 - The Silent Parade took place in New York City, in protest to murders, lynchings, and other violence directed towards African Americans.

Events103 years ago

1932 - U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C.

Events88 years ago

1935 - First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.

Events85 years ago

1938 - Hawaii Clipper disappears between Guam and Manila as the first loss of an airliner in trans-Pacific China Clipper service.

Events82 years ago

1939 - The Sutton Hoo helmet is discovered.

Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issues Order No. 227. In response to alarming German advances, all those who retreat or otherwise leave their positions without orders to do so are to be tried in a military court, with punishment ranging from duty in a shtrafbat battalion, imprisonment in a Gulag, or execution.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg, Germany causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.

Events77 years ago

1945 - A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.

Events75 years ago

1957 - Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyushu, Japan, kills 992.

Events63 years ago

1960 - The German Volkswagen Act came into force.

Events60 years ago

1965 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

Events55 years ago

1973 - Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: Nearly 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.

Events47 years ago

1974 - Spetsgruppa A, Russia's elite special force, was formed.

Events46 years ago

1976 - The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan in the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851.

Events44 years ago

1984 - The Summer Olympics officially known as the games of the XXIII were opened in Los Angeles.

Events36 years ago

1996 - The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man.

Events24 years ago

2001 - Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championship.

Events19 years ago

2002 - Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.

Events18 years ago

2002 - Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 9560 crashes after takeoff from Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, killing 14 of the 16 people on board.

Events18 years ago

2005 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty-year-long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.

Events15 years ago

2010 - Airblue Flight 202 crashes into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 152 people aboard. It is the deadliest aviation accident in Pakistan history and the first involving an Airbus A321.

Events10 years ago

2011 – While flying from Seoul, South Korea to Shanghai, China, Asiana Airlines Flight 991 develops an in-flight fire in the cargo hold. The Boeing 747-400F freighter attempts to divert to Jeju International Airport, but crashes into the sea South-West of Jeju island, killing both crew members on board.

Events9 years ago

2017 - Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif was disqualified for lifetime by Supreme Court of Pakistan founding him guilty of corruption charges.

Events3 years ago

2018 - Australian Wendy Tuck becomes the first woman skipper to win the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

Events2 years ago

Births

1347 - Margaret of Durazzo, Queen of Naples and Hungary (d. 1412)

Births673 years ago

1516 - William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, German nobleman (d. 1592)

Births504 years ago

1609 - Judith Leyster, Dutch painter (d. 1660)

Births411 years ago

1635 - Robert Hooke, English physicist and chemist (d. 1703)

Births385 years ago

1645 - Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, French princess (d. 1721)

Births375 years ago

1659 - Charles Ancillon, French jurist and diplomat (d. 1715)

Births361 years ago

1746 - Thomas Heyward, Jr., American judge and politician (d. 1809)

Births274 years ago

1750 - Fabre d'Églantine, French actor, playwright, and politician (d. 1794)

Births270 years ago

1783 - Friedrich Wilhelm von Bismarck, German army officer and writer (d. 1860)

Births237 years ago

1796 - Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian businessman, founded the Bösendorfer Company (d. 1859)

Births224 years ago

1804 - Ludwig Feuerbach, German anthropologist and philosopher (d. 1872)

Births216 years ago

1815 - Stefan Dunjov, Bulgarian colonel (d. 1889)

Births205 years ago

1844 - Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (d. 1889)

Births176 years ago

1857 - Ballington Booth, English-American activist, co-founded Volunteers of America (d. 1940)

Births163 years ago

1860 - Elias M. Ammons, American businessman and politician, 19th Governor of Colorado (d. 1925)

Births160 years ago
Births160 years ago

1863 - Huseyn Khan Nakhchivanski, Russian general (d. 1919)

Births157 years ago

1866 - Beatrix Potter, English children's book writer and illustrator (d. 1943)

Births154 years ago

1866 - Albertson Van Zo Post, American fencer (d. 1938)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Charles Dillon Perrine, American-Argentinian astronomer (d. 1951)

Births153 years ago

1872 - Albert Sarraut, French journalist and politician, 106th Prime Minister of France (d. 1962)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Ernst Cassirer, Polish-American philosopher and academic (d. 1945)

Births146 years ago

1879 - Lucy Burns, American activist, co-founded the National Woman's Party (d. 1966)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Stefan Filipkiewicz, Polish painter (d. 1944)

Births141 years ago

1887 - Marcel Duchamp, French-American painter and sculptor (d. 1968)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Willard Price, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 1983)

Births133 years ago

1893 - Rued Langgaard, Danish organist and composer (d. 1952)

Births127 years ago

1896 - Barbara La Marr, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1926)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)

Births122 years ago

1901 - Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1979)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Rudy Vallée, American actor, singer, and saxophonist (d. 1986)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Albert Namatjira, Australian painter (d. 1959)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Sir Karl Popper, Austrian-English philosopher and academic (d. 1994)

Births118 years ago

1907 - Earl Tupper, American inventor and businessman, founded Tupperware Brands (d. 1983)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Aenne Burda, German publisher (d. 2005)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Malcolm Lowry, English novelist and poet (d. 1957)

Births111 years ago

1914 - Carmen Dragon, American conductor and composer (d. 1984)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Dick Sprang, American illustrator (d. 2000)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Frankie Yankovic, American polka musician (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1916 - David Brown, American journalist and producer (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1920 - Andrew V. McLaglen, English-American director and producer (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Jacques Piccard, Belgian-Swiss oceanographer and engineer (d. 2008)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Ray Ellis, American conductor and producer (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Luigi Musso, Italian race car driver (d. 1958)

Births96 years ago

1924 - C. T. Vivian, American minister, author, and activist

Births96 years ago

1925 - Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Charlie Biddle, American-Canadian bassist (d. 2003)

Births94 years ago

1927 - John Ashbery, American poet (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American journalist and socialite, 37th First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Shirley Ann Grau, American novelist and short story writer

Births91 years ago

1930 - Firoza Begum, Bangladeshi singer (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Junior Kimbrough, American singer and guitarist (d. 1998)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jean Roba, Belgian author and illustrator (d. 2006)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Ramsey Muir Withers, Canadian general (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Alan Brownjohn, English poet and author

Births89 years ago

1931 - Johnny Martin, Australian cricketer (d. 1992)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Natalie Babbitt, American author and illustrator (d. 2016)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra, Brazilian colonel (d. 2015)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Charlie Hodge, Canadian ice hockey player and scout

Births87 years ago

1934 - Jacques d'Amboise, American dancer and choreographer

Births86 years ago

1935 - Neil McKendrick, English historian and academic

Births85 years ago

1936 - Russ Jackson, Canadian football player and coach

Births84 years ago

1936 - Garfield Sobers, Barbadian cricketer

Births84 years ago

1937 - Francis Veber, French director and screenwriter

Births83 years ago

1938 - Luis Aragonés, Spanish footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2014)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Arsen Dedić, Croatian singer-songwriter and poet (d. 2015)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Alberto Fujimori, Peruvian engineer, academic, and politician, 90th President of Peru

Births82 years ago

1938 - Chuan Leekpai, Thai lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Thailand

Births82 years ago

1939 - Richard Johns, English air marshal

Births81 years ago

1940 - Philip Proctor, American voice actor and screenwriter

Births80 years ago

1941 - Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor and educator

Births79 years ago

1941 - Susan Roces, Filipino actress and producer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster

Births78 years ago

1942 - Tonia Marketaki, Greek director and screenwriter (d. 1994)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Mike Bloomfield, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1981)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bill Bradley, American basketball player and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2008)

Births77 years ago

1945 - Jim Davis, American cartoonist, created Garfield

Births75 years ago

1946 - Jonathan Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Linda Kelsey, American actress

Births74 years ago

1946 - Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani poet and activist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Peter Cosgrove, Australian general and politician, 26th Governor General of Australia

Births73 years ago

1947 - Sally Struthers, American actress

Births73 years ago

1948 - Gerald Casale, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and director

Births72 years ago

1948 - Eiichi Ohtaki, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Vida Blue, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1949 - Peter Doyle, Australian singer and guitarist (d. 2001)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Simon Kirke, English drummer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Steve Peregrin Took, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1980)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and producer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Tapley Seaton, Kittitian politician, 4th Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Births70 years ago

1951 - Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect and engineer, designed the Athens Olympic Sports Complex

Births69 years ago

1951 - Doug Collins, American basketball player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Gregg Giuffria, American rock musician and businessman

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ray Kennedy, English footballer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Vajiralongkorn, King of Thailand

Births68 years ago

1954 - Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan colonel and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2013)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Gerd Faltings, German mathematician and academic

Births66 years ago

1954 - Steve Morse, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mikey Sheehy, Irish footballer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Nikolay Zimyatov, Russian skier

Births65 years ago

1956 - John Feinstein, American journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Robert Swan, English explorer

Births64 years ago

1958 - Terry Fox, Canadian runner and activist (d. 1981)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Michael Hitchcock, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1959 - William T. Vollmann, American novelist, short story writer and journalist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jon J. Muth, American author and illustrator

Births60 years ago

1960 - Yōichi Takahashi, Japanese illustrator

Births60 years ago

1961 - Yannick Dalmas, French race car driver

Births59 years ago

1962 - Rachel Sweet, American singer, television writer, and actress

Births58 years ago

1964 - Lori Loughlin, American actress

Births56 years ago

1965 - Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Sossina M. Haile, Ethiopian American chemist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Miguel Ángel Nadal, Spanish footballer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jimmy Pardo, American stand-up comedian, actor, and host

Births54 years ago

1966 - Shikao Suga, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Taka Hirose, Japanese bass player

Births53 years ago

1969 - Garth Snow, American ice hockey player and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Alexis Arquette, American actress (d. 2016)

Births51 years ago

1970 - Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist and songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Isabelle Brasseur, Canadian figure skater

Births50 years ago

1970 - Paul Strang, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach

Births50 years ago
Births49 years ago

1971 - Ludmilla Lacueva Canut, Andorran writer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Stephen Lynch, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Annie Perreault, Canadian speed skater

Births49 years ago

1972 - Robert Chapman, English cricketer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Marc Dupré, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Steve Staios, Canadian ice hockey player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Alexis Tsipras, Greek engineer and politician, 186th Prime Minister of Greece

Births46 years ago

1974 - Elizabeth Berkley, American actress

Births46 years ago

1975 - Leonor Watling, Spanish actress

Births45 years ago

1976 - Jacoby Shaddix, American singer-songwriter

Births44 years ago

1977 - Aki Berg, Finnish-Canadian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Manu Ginóbili, Argentinian basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Miyabiyama Tetsushi, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births43 years ago

1978 - Kārlis Vērdiņš, Latvian poet

Births42 years ago

1978 - Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1979 - Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer-songwriter and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Lee Min-woo, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Alena Popchanka, Belarusian-French swimmer and coach

Births41 years ago

1980 - Stephen Christian, American singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Anthony Weaver, American football player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Michael Carrick, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1983 - Sam Dastyari, Iranian-Australian politician

Births37 years ago

1983 - Cody Hay, Canadian figure skater

Births37 years ago

1984 - Zach Parise, American ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Mathieu Debuchy, French footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Darren Murphy, Irish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Alexandra Chando, American actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lauri Korpikoski, Finnish ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Dulquer Salmaan, Indian actor

Births34 years ago

1987 - Yasser Corona, Mexican footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Yevhen Khacheridi, Ukrainian-Greek footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Pedro, Spanish footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Greg Hardy, American football player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Felipe Kitadai, Brazilian martial artist

Births31 years ago

1990 - Soulja Boy, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Simone Pizzuti, Italian footballer

Births30 years ago

1993 - Harry Kane, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Moses Odubajo, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Cher Lloyd, English singer-songwriter

Births27 years ago

1995 - Josh Addo-Carr, Australian rugby league player

Births25 years ago

Deaths

450 - Theodosius II, Roman emperor (b. 401)

Deaths

938 - Thankmar, half-brother of Otto I (during Siege of Eresburg) (b. c. 908)

Deaths

942 - Shi Jingtang, emperor of Later Jin (b. 892)

Deaths

1057 - Victor II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1018)

Deaths963 years ago

1128 - William Clito, English son of Sybilla of Conversano (b. 1102)

Deaths892 years ago
Deaths790 years ago
Deaths749 years ago
Deaths735 years ago

1333 - Guy VIII of Viennois, Dauphin of Vienne (b. 1309)

Deaths687 years ago

1345 - Sancia of Majorca, queen regent of Naples (b. c. 1285)

Deaths675 years ago

1458 - John II, king of Cyprus and Armenia

Deaths562 years ago

1488 - Edward Woodville, Lord Scales (at the Battle of St. Aubin-du-Cormier)

Deaths532 years ago

1508 - Robert Blackadder, bishop of Glasgow

Deaths512 years ago

1527 - Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish explorer, founded the city of Santa Marta (b. 1460)

Deaths493 years ago

1540 - Thomas Cromwell, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1495)

Deaths480 years ago
Deaths435 years ago

1631 - Guillén de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish playwright (b. 1569)

Deaths389 years ago

1655 - Cyrano de Bergerac, French poet and playwright (b. 1619)

Deaths365 years ago

1667 - Abraham Cowley, English poet and author (b. 1618)

Deaths353 years ago

1675 - Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer and politician (b. 1605)

Deaths345 years ago
Deaths335 years ago

1718 - Étienne Baluze, French scholar and academic (b. 1630)

Deaths302 years ago

1741 - Antonio Vivaldi, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1678)

Deaths279 years ago

1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German organist and composer (b. 1685)

Deaths270 years ago
Deaths258 years ago

1794 - Maximilien Robespierre, French lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the Committee of Public Safety (b. 1758)

Deaths226 years ago

1794 - Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician (b. 1767)

Deaths226 years ago

1808 - Selim III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1761)

Deaths212 years ago

1809 - Richard Beckett, English cricketer and captain (b.1772)

Deaths211 years ago

1818 - Gaspard Monge, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1746)

Deaths202 years ago

1835 - Édouard Mortier, duc de Trévise, French general and politician, 15th Prime Minister of France (b. 1768)

Deaths185 years ago

1836 - Nathan Mayer Rothschild, German-English banker and financier (b. 1777)

Deaths184 years ago

1842 - Clemens Brentano, German author and poet (b. 1778)

Deaths178 years ago

1844 - Joseph Bonaparte, French diplomat and brother of Napoleon (b. 1768)

Deaths176 years ago
Deaths171 years ago

1869 - Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Czech anatomist and physiologist (b. 1787)

Deaths151 years ago

1878 - George Law Curry, American publisher and politician (b. 1820)

Deaths142 years ago

1885 - Moses Montefiore, British philanthropist, sheriff and banker (b. 1784)

Deaths135 years ago

1895 - Edward Beecher, American minister and theologian (b. 1803)

Deaths125 years ago

1930 - John DeWitt, American hammer thrower (b. 1881)

Deaths90 years ago

1930 - Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist and optician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)

Deaths90 years ago

1933 - Nishinoumi Kajirō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, 30th yokozuna (b. 1890)

Deaths87 years ago

1934 - Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1868)

Deaths86 years ago

1934 - Louis Tancred, South African cricketer and pilot (b. 1876)

Deaths86 years ago
Deaths85 years ago

1942 - Flinders Petrie, English archaeologist and academic (b. 1853)

Deaths78 years ago

1946 - Saint Alphonsa, first woman of Indian origin to be Canonization as a saint by the Catholic Church (b. 1910)

Deaths74 years ago

1957 - Edith Abbott, American economist, social worker, and educator (b. 1876)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Isaac Heinemann, German-Israeli scholar and academic (b. 1876)

Deaths63 years ago

1965 - Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author and critic (b. 1894)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 - Attallah Suheimat, Jordanian politician (b. 1875)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Karl W. Richter, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1942)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Otto Hahn, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1879)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Ramón Grau, Cuban physician and politician, 6th President of Cuba (b. 1882)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Frank Loesser, American composer (b. 1910)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Lawrence Moore Cosgrave, Canadian colonel and diplomat (b. 1890)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Charles E. Pont, French-American minister and painter (b. 1898)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Helen Traubel, American soprano and actress (b. 1903)

Deaths48 years ago

1979 - Don Miller, American football player and coach (b. 1902)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Rose Rand, Austrian-born American logician and philosopher (b. 1903)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Stanley Rother, American priest and missionary (b. 1935)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Keith Green, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1953)

Deaths38 years ago

1987 - Jack Renshaw, Australian politician, 31st Premier of New South Wales (b. 1909)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Jill Esmond, English actress (b. 1908)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Sulev Nõmmik, Estonian actor and director (b. 1931)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Stanley Woods, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1903)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and academic (b. 1908)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Rosalie Crutchley, English actress (b. 1920)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Seni Pramoj, Thai lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1905)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Zbigniew Herbert, Polish poet and author (b. 1924)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Lenny McLean, English boxer, actor, and author (b. 1949)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Consalvo Sanesi, Italian race car driver (b. 1911)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Abraham Pais, Dutch-American physicist and historian (b. 1918)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Ahmed Sofa, Bangladeshi poet, author, and critic (b. 1943)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Valerie Goulding, Irish activist and politician (b. 1918)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Francis Crick, English biologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist and author (b. 1938)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - David Gemmell, English author (b. 1948)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Karl Gotch, Belgian-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1924)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jim LeRoy, American soldier and pilot (b. 1961)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Jim Johnson, American football player and coach (b. 1941)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Abdul Fatah Younis, Libyan general (b. 1944)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Colin Horsley, New Zealand-English pianist and educator (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sepp Mayerl, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - William F. Milliken Jr., American race car driver and engineer (b. 1911)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Mustafa Adrisi, Ugandan general and politician, 3rd Vice President of Uganda (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Eileen Brennan, American actress and singer (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013. - Rita Reys, Dutch jazz singer (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - William Scranton, American captain and politician, 13th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ersilio Tonini, Italian cardinal (b. 1914)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Margot Adler, American journalist and author (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Alex Forbes, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Alakbar Mammadov, Azerbaijani footballer and manager (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Theodore Van Kirk, American soldier, pilot, and navigator (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jan Kulczyk, Polish businessman (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Edward Natapei, Vanuatuan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Vanuatu (b. 1954)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Clive Rice, South African cricketer and coach (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Émile Derlin Zinsou, Beninese politician (b. 1918)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali fiction writer and socio-political activist (b. 1926)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Wanny van Gils, Dutch footballer (b. 1959)

Deaths2 years ago

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