Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Vanuatu from the United Kingdom and France in 1980.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

762 - Baghdad is founded.

Events

1419 - First Defenestration of Prague: A crowd of radical Hussites kill seven members of the Prague city council.

Events601 years ago

1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.

Events518 years ago

1609 - Beaver Wars: At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs on behalf of his native allies.

Events411 years ago

1619 - In Jamestown, Virginia, the first Colonial European representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.

Events401 years ago

1626 - An earthquake in Naples, Italy, kills about 10,000 people.

Events394 years ago

1635 - Eighty Years' War: The Siege of Schenkenschans begins; Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, begins the recapture of the strategically important fortress from the Spanish Army.

Events385 years ago

1656 - Swedish forces under the command of King Charles X Gustav defeat the forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth at the Battle of Warsaw.

Events364 years ago

1676 - Nathaniel Bacon issues the "Declaration of the People of Virginia", beginning Bacon's Rebellion against the rule of Governor William Berkeley.

Events344 years ago

1729 - Founding of Baltimore, Maryland.

Events291 years ago

1733 - The first Masonic Grand Lodge in the future United States is constituted in Massachusetts.

Events287 years ago

1756 - In Saint Petersburg, Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.

Events264 years ago

1811 - Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua City, Mexico.

Events209 years ago

1825 - Malden Island is discovered by captain George Byron, 7th Baron Byron.

Events195 years ago

1859 - First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps.

Events161 years ago

1863 - American Indian Wars: Representatives of the United States and tribal leaders including Chief Pocatello (of the Shoshone) sign the Treaty of Box Elder.

Events157 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of the Crater: Union forces attempt to break Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia by exploding a large bomb under their trenches.

Events156 years ago

1865 - The steamboat Brother Jonathan sinks off the coast of Crescent City, California, killing 225 passengers, the deadliest shipwreck on the Pacific Coast of the U.S. at the time.

Events155 years ago

1866 - Armed Confederate veterans in New Orleans riot against a meeting of Radical Republicans, killing 48 people and injuring another 100.

Events154 years ago

1871 - The Staten Island Ferry Westfield's boiler explodes, killing over 85 people.

Events149 years ago

1912 - Japan's Emperor Meiji dies and is succeeded by his son Yoshihito, who is now known as the Emperor Taishō.

Events108 years ago
Events90 years ago

1932 - Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short.

Events88 years ago

1945 - World War II: Japanese submarine I-58 sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen. Most die during the following four days, until an aircraft notices the survivors.

Events75 years ago

1956 - A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto.

Events64 years ago

1962 - The Trans-Canada Highway, the longest national highway in the world, is officially opened.

Events58 years ago

1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.

Events55 years ago
Events54 years ago

1969 - Vietnam War: US President Richard Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam and meets with President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu and U.S. military commanders.

Events51 years ago

1971 - Apollo program: Apollo 15 Mission: David Scott and James Irwin on the Apollo Lunar Module Falcon land on the Moon with the first Lunar Rover.

Events49 years ago

1971 - An All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 and a Japanese Air Force F-86 collide over Morioka, Iwate, Japan killing 162.

Events49 years ago

1974 - Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Events46 years ago

1975 - Jimmy Hoffa disappears from the parking lot of the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, at about 2:30 p.m. He is never seen or heard from again.

Events45 years ago
Events42 years ago

1980 - Vanuatu gains independence.

Events40 years ago

1980 - Israel's Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law.

Events40 years ago

1981 - As many as 50,000 demonstrators, mostly women and children, took to the streets in Łódź to protest food ration shortages in Communist Poland.

Events39 years ago

1990 - Ian Gow, Conservative Member of Parliament, is assassinated at his home by IRA terrorists in a car bombing after he assured the group that the British government would never surrender to them.

Events30 years ago

2003 - In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.

Events17 years ago

2006 - The world's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.

Events14 years ago

2011 - Marriage of Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter Zara Phillips to former rugby union footballer Mike Tindall.

Events9 years ago

2012 - A train fire kills 32 passengers and injures 27 on the Tamil Nadu Express in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Events8 years ago

2012 - A power grid failure in Delhi leaves more than 300 million people without power in northern India.

Events8 years ago

2014 - One hundred and fifty people are trapped after a landslide in Maharashtra, India; 20 are killed.

Events6 years ago

Births

1470 - Hongzhi, emperor of the Ming dynasty (d. 1505)

Births550 years ago

1511 - Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter, historian, and architect (d. 1574)

Births509 years ago
Births471 years ago

1641 - Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)

Births379 years ago

1751 - Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist (d. 1829)

Births269 years ago

1763 - Samuel Rogers, English poet and art collector (d. 1855)

Births257 years ago

1809 - Charles Chiniquy, Canadian-American priest and theologian (d. 1899)

Births211 years ago

1818 - Emily Brontë, English novelist and poet (d. 1848)

Births202 years ago

1818 - Jan Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, 16th and 19th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1897)

Births202 years ago

1825 - Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian engineer and author (d. 1893)

Births195 years ago

1832 - George Lemuel Woods, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 3rd Governor of Oregon (d. 1890)

Births188 years ago

1855 - Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, German-Swiss businessman (d. 1919)

Births165 years ago

1857 - Thorstein Veblen, American economist and sociologist (d. 1929)

Births163 years ago

1859 - Henry Simpson Lunn, English minister and humanitarian, founded Lunn Poly (d. 1939)

Births161 years ago

1862 - Nikolai Yudenich, Russian general (d. 1933)

Births158 years ago

1863 - Henry Ford, American engineer and businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (d. 1947)

Births157 years ago
Births148 years ago

1881 - Smedley Butler, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1940)

Births139 years ago

1890 - Casey Stengel, American baseball player and manager (d. 1975)

Births130 years ago

1893 - Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani dentist and politician (d. 1967)

Births127 years ago

1898 - Henry Moore, English sculptor and illustrator (d. 1986)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Gerald Moore, English pianist (d. 1987)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1955)

Births119 years ago

1904 - Salvador Novo, Mexican poet and playwright (d. 1974)

Births116 years ago

1909 - C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian and author (d. 1993)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Edgar de Evia, Mexican-American photographer (d. 2003)

Births110 years ago

1913 - Lou Darvas, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 1987)

Births107 years ago
Births106 years ago

1920 - Walter Schuck, German lieutenant and pilot (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Grant Johannesen, American pianist and educator (d. 2005)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Henry W. Bloch, American banker and businessman, co-founded H&R Block (d. 2019)

Births98 years ago

1925 - Stan Stennett, Welsh actor and trumpet player (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Alexander Trocchi, Scottish author and poet (d. 1984)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Richard Johnson, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Pete Schoening, American mountaineer (d. 2004)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Victor Wong, American actor (d. 2001)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2007)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer and producer

Births91 years ago

1931 - Dominique Lapierre, French historian and author

Births89 years ago

1936 - Buddy Guy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births84 years ago
Births84 years ago
Births82 years ago

1938 - Terry O'Neill, English photographer

Births82 years ago

1939 - Peter Bogdanovich, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Eleanor Smeal, American activist, founded the Feminist Majority Foundation

Births81 years ago

1940 - Patricia Schroeder, American lawyer and politician

Births80 years ago

1940 - Clive Sinclair, English businessman, founded Sinclair Radionics and Sinclair Research

Births80 years ago

1941 - Paul Anka, Canadian singer-songwriter and actor

Births79 years ago

1942 - Pollyanna Pickering, English environmentalist and painter (d. 2018)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Henri-François Gautrin, Canadian physicist and politician

Births77 years ago

1944 - Gerry Birrell, Scottish race car driver (d. 1973)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Peter Bottomley, English politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Frances de la Tour, English actress

Births76 years ago

1945 - Patrick Modiano, French novelist and screenwriter, Nobel Prize laureate

Births75 years ago

1945 - David Sanborn, American saxophonist and composer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Neil Bonnett, American race car driver and sportscaster (d. 1994)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jeffrey Hammond, English bass player

Births74 years ago

1947 - William Atherton, American actor and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, French virologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jonathan Mann, American physician and author (d. 1998)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of California

Births73 years ago

1948 - Billy Paultz, American basketball player

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Otis Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Julia Tsenova, Bulgarian pianist and composer (d. 2010)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Duck Baker, American guitarist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Sonia Proudman, English lawyer and judge

Births71 years ago

1950 - Harriet Harman, English lawyer and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Frank Stallone, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births70 years ago

1951 - Alan Kourie, South African cricketer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Gerry Judah, Indian-English painter and sculptor

Births69 years ago

1952 - Stephen Blackmore, English botanist and author

Births68 years ago

1954 - Ken Olin, American actor, director, and producer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Rat Scabies, English drummer and producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Christopher Warren-Green, English violinist and conductor

Births65 years ago

1956 - Delta Burke, American actress

Births64 years ago

1956 - Réal Cloutier, Canadian ice hockey player

Births64 years ago

1956 - Anita Hill, American lawyer and academic

Births64 years ago

1956 - Soraida Martinez, American painter and educator

Births64 years ago

1957 - Antonio Adamo, Italian director and cinematographer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Bill Cartwright, American basketball player and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - Nery Pumpido, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager

Births63 years ago

1958 - Kate Bush, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Liz Kershaw, English radio broadcaster

Births62 years ago

1958 - Daley Thompson, English decathlete and trainer

Births62 years ago

1960 - Jennifer Barnes, American-English musicologist and academic

Births60 years ago

1960 - Richard Linklater, American director and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Brillante Mendoza, Filipino independent film director

Births60 years ago

1961 - Laurence Fishburne, American actor and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Alton Brown, American chef, author, and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jay Feaster, American ice hockey player and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Yakub Memon, Indian accountant and terrorist (d. 2015)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Peter Bowler, English-Australian cricketer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Lisa Kudrow, American actress and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Antoni Martí, Andorran architect and politician

Births57 years ago

1963 - Chris Mullin, American basketball player and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Ron Block, American singer-songwriter and banjo player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Vivica A. Fox, American actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Alek Keshishian, Lebanese-American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Laine Randjärv, Estonian lawyer and politician, 6th Estonian Minister of Culture

Births56 years ago

1965 - Tim Munton, English cricketer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Kerry Fox, New Zealand actress and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Craig Gannon, English guitarist and songwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Allan Langer, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Louise Wener, English author and singer-songwriter

Births54 years ago

1968 - Terry Crews, American football player and actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Robert Korzeniowski, Polish race walker and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sean Moore, Welsh drummer and songwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Simon Baker, Australian actor, director, and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Errol Stewart, South African cricketer and lawyer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Alun Cairns, Welsh businessman and politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Dean Edwards, American comedian, actor, and singer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Christopher Nolan, English-American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Elvis Crespo, American-Puerto Rican singer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jim McIlvaine, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1973 - Kenton Cool, English mountaineer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ümit Davala, Turkish footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Anastasios Katsabis, Greek footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Markus Näslund, Swedish ice hockey player and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Sonu Nigam, Indian playback singer and actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Clementa C. Pinckney, American minister and politician (d. 2015)

Births47 years ago

1974 - Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jason Robinson, English rugby league footballer, and rugby union footballer and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Hilary Swank, American actress and producer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Graham Nicholls, English author and activist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Kate Starbird, American basketball player and computer scientist

Births45 years ago

1977 - Diana Bolocco, Chilean model and journalist;

Births43 years ago

1977 - Misty May-Treanor, American volleyball player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jaime Pressly, American actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Bootsy Thornton, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ian Watkins, Welsh singer-songwriter and child abuse convict

Births43 years ago

1979 - Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player and singer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Chad Keegan, South African cricketer and coach

Births41 years ago

1979 - Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Maya Nasser, Syrian journalist (d. 2012)

Births41 years ago

1980 - Seth Avett, American folk-rock singer-songwriter and musician

Births40 years ago

1980 - Justin Rose, South African-English golfer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (d. 2017)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Juan Smith, South African rugby union footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Hope Solo, American soccer player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Indrek Turi, Estonian decathlete

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jehad Al-Hussain, Syrian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - James Anderson, English cricketer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Seán Dillon, Irish footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Marko Asmer, Estonian race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Gabrielle Christian, American actress and singer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Chris Guccione, Australian tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Luca Lanotte, Italian ice dancer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Matthew Scott, Australian rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Tiago Alencar, Brazilian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - William Zillman, Australian rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Anton Fink, German footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sam Saunders, American golfer

Births33 years ago

1989 - Aleix Espargaró, Spanish motorcycle racer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Wayne Parnell, South African cricketer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Chris Maxwell, Welsh footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Diana Vickers, English singer-songwriter

Births29 years ago

1992 - Hannah Cockroft, English wheelchair racer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Jacob Faria, American baseball player

Births27 years ago

1993 - André Gomes, Portuguese footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Margarida Moura, Portuguese tennis player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Nelydia Senrose, Malaysian actress

Births26 years ago

1996 - Nina Stojanović, Serbian tennis player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

578 - Jacob Baradaeus, Greek bishop

Deaths
Deaths

734 - Tatwine, English archbishop (b. 670)

Deaths

829 - Shi Xiancheng, general of the Tang Dynasty

Deaths

1286 - Bar Hebraeus, Syrian scholar and historian (b. 1226)

Deaths734 years ago
Deaths627 years ago
Deaths504 years ago

1540 - Thomas Abel, English priest and martyr (b. 1497)

Deaths480 years ago

1540 - Robert Barnes, English martyr and reformer (b. 1495)

Deaths480 years ago
Deaths470 years ago

1566 - Guillaume Rondelet, French doctor (b. 1507)

Deaths454 years ago
Deaths412 years ago

1624 - Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox, British nobleman (b. 1579)

Deaths396 years ago
Deaths368 years ago

1680 - Thomas Butler, 6th Earl of Ossory, Irish admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1634)

Deaths340 years ago
Deaths337 years ago

1691 - Daniel Georg Morhof, German scholar and academic (b. 1639)

Deaths329 years ago

1700 - Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, English royal (b. 1689)

Deaths320 years ago

1718 - William Penn, English businessman and philosopher, founded the Province of Pennsylvania (b. 1644)

Deaths302 years ago

1771 - Thomas Gray, English poet (b. 1716)

Deaths249 years ago

1811 - Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican priest and soldier (b. 1753)

Deaths209 years ago

1832 - Lê Văn Duyệt, Vietnamese general, mandarin (b. 1763-4)

Deaths188 years ago

1870 - Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian poet and journalist (b. 1818)

Deaths150 years ago

1875 - George Pickett, American general (b. 1825)

Deaths145 years ago

1889 - Charlie Absolom, England cricketer (b. 1846)

Deaths131 years ago

1898 - Otto von Bismarck, German lawyer and politician, 1st Chancellor of Germany (b. 1815)

Deaths122 years ago
Deaths120 years ago

1912 - Emperor Meiji of Japan (b. 1852)

Deaths108 years ago

1918 - Joyce Kilmer, American soldier, journalist, and poet (b. 1886)

Deaths102 years ago

1920 - Albert Gustaf Dahlman, Swedish executioner (b. 1848)

Deaths100 years ago

1930 - Joan Gamper, Swiss-Spanish footballer and businessman, founded FC Barcelona (b. 1877)

Deaths90 years ago

1938 - John Derbyshire, English swimmer and water polo player (b. 1878)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Hugo Celmiņš, Latvian politician, former Prime Minister of Latvia (b. 1877)

Deaths79 years ago

1947 - Joseph Cook, English-Australian miner and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1860)

Deaths73 years ago

1965 - Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Japanese author and playwright (b. 1886)

Deaths55 years ago

1970 - Walter Murdoch, Scottish-Australian academic (b. 1874)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - George Szell, Hungarian-American conductor and composer (b. 1897)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Thomas Hollway, Australian politician, 36th Premier of Victoria (b. 1906)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - James Blish, American author and critic (b. 1921)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Emory Holloway, American scholar, author, and educator (b. 1885)

Deaths43 years ago

1983 - Howard Dietz, American songwriter and publicist (b. 1896)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Lynn Fontanne, English actress (b. 1887)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Julia Robinson, American mathematician and theorist (b. 1919)

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - Lane Frost, American professional bull rider

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Ian Gow, British Member of Parliament who was assassinated by the IRA (b. 1937)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Brenda Marshall, Filipino-American actress and singer (b. 1915)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Joe Shuster, Canadian-American illustrator, co-created Superman (b. 1914)

Deaths28 years ago

1996 - Claudette Colbert, French-American actress (b. 1903)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Bảo Đại, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1913)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (b. 1917)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - Anton Schwarzkopf, German engineer (b. 1924)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Steve Hislop, Scottish motorcycle racer (b. 1962)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Sam Phillips, American record producer, founded Sun Records (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - John Garang, Sudanese colonel and politician, 6th President of South Sudan (b. 1945)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Duygu Asena, Turkish journalist and author(b. 1946)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Al Balding, Canadian golfer (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Murray Bookchin, American philosopher and author (b. 1921)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordion player and composer (b. 1904)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Akbar Mohammadi, Iranian activist (b. 1972)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1912)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Teoctist Arăpașu, Romanian patriarch (b. 1915)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ingmar Bergman, Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Bill Walsh, American football player and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Anne Armstrong, American businesswoman and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1927)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Mohammed Yusuf, Nigerian militant leader, founded Boko Haram (b. 1970)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Peter Zadek, German director and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Bob Peterson, American basketball player (b. 1932)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Maeve Binchy, Irish author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bill Doss, American singer and guitarist (b. 1968)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Stig Ossian Ericson, Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Les Green, English footballer and manager (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jonathan Hardy, New Zealand-Australian actor and screenwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bill Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1960)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mary Louise Rasmuson, American colonel (b. 1911)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Cecil Alexander, American architect, designed the State of Georgia Building (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Berthold Beitz, German businessman (b. 1913)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Robert Neelly Bellah, American sociologist and author (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Harry F. Byrd Jr., American lieutenant, publisher, and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Antoni Ramallets, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ossie Schectman, American basketball player (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Benjamin Walker, Indian-English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1913)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Robert Drew, American director and producer (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Harun Farocki, German director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Julio Grondona, Argentinian businessman (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Peter Hall, English geographer, author, and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dick Smith, American make-up artist (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dick Wagner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Lynn Anderson, American singer (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Endel Lippmaa, Estonian physicist (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Francis Paul Prucha, American historian and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Alena Vrzáňová, Czech figure skater (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Gloria DeHaven, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1925)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Michael A. Sheehan, American author, former government official and military officer (b. 1955)

Deaths2 years ago

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