Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Niger from France in 1960.Arbor Day (Niger)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

AD 8Roman Empire general Tiberius defeats the Dalmatae on the river Bosna.

Events

AD 70 – Fires resulting from the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem are extinguished.

Events

435 – Deposed Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the originator of Nestorianism, is exiled by Roman Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery in Egypt.

Events

881Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeats the Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied.

Events

908Battle of Eisenach: An invading Hungarian force defeats an East Frankish army under Duke Burchard of Thuringia.

Events

1031Olaf II of Norway is canonized as Saint Olaf by Grimketel, the English Bishop of Selsey.

Events989 years ago

1057 – Frederik van Lotharingen elected as first Belgian Pope Stephen IX.

Events963 years ago

1342 – The Siege of Algeciras commences during the Spanish Reconquista.

Events678 years ago

1492Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.

Events528 years ago

1527 – The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.

Events493 years ago
Events419 years ago

1645Thirty Years' War: The Second Battle of Nördlingen sees French forces defeating those of the Holy Roman Empire.

Events375 years ago

1678Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.

Events342 years ago

1778 – The theatre La Scala in Milan is inaugurated with the première of Antonio Salieri's Europa riconosciuta.

Events242 years ago

1795Treaty of Greenville is signed, ending the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country.

Events225 years ago

1811 – First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.

Events209 years ago

1829 – The Treaty of Lewistown is signed by the Shawnee and Seneca peoples, exchanging land in Ohio for land west of the Mississippi River.

Events191 years ago

1852Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event.

Events168 years ago
Events161 years ago
Events120 years ago

1903Macedonian rebels in Kruševo proclaim the Kruševo Republic, which exists only for ten days before Ottoman Turks lay waste to the town.

Events117 years ago

1907 – Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal.

Events113 years ago

1914World War I: Germany declares war against France, while Romania declares its neutrality.

Events106 years ago

1921Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.

Events99 years ago

1936Jesse Owens wins the 100 metre dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics.

Events84 years ago

1936 – A fire wipes out Kursha-2 in the Meshchera Lowlands, Ryazan Oblast, Russia, killing 1,200 and leaving only 20 survivors.

Events84 years ago
Events80 years ago

1946Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.

Events74 years ago

1948Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union.

Events72 years ago

1949 – The Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League finalize the merger that would create the National Basketball Association.

Events71 years ago

1958 – The world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, becomes the first vessel to complete a submerged transit of the geographical North Pole.

Events62 years ago

1959 – Portugal's state police force PIDE fires upon striking workers in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea, killing over 50 people.

Events61 years ago

1960Niger gains independence from France.

Events60 years ago
Events48 years ago

1975 – A privately chartered Boeing 707 strikes a mountain peak and crashes near Agadir, Morocco, killing 188.

Events45 years ago

1977Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers.

Events43 years ago

1981Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front – Suxxali Reew Mi.

Events39 years ago

1997Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria: A total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.

Events23 years ago

1997 – The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.

Events23 years ago

2004 – The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks.

Events16 years ago

2005President of Mauritania Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia.

Events15 years ago

2007 – Former Deputy Director of the Chilean secret police Raúl Iturriaga is captured after having been on the run following a conviction for kidnapping.

Events13 years ago

2010Widespread rioting erupts in Karachi, Pakistan, after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$200 million) in damage.

Events10 years ago

2014 – A 6.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 617 people and injures more than 2,400 in Yunnan, China.

Events6 years ago

2018 – Two burka-clad men kill 29 people and injure more than 80 in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan.

Events2 years ago

2019 – 600 protesters, including opposition leader Lyubov Sobol, are arrested in an election protest in Moscow, Russia.

Events1 years ago

2019 – 22 people are killed and 24 injured in a shooting in El Paso, Texas.

Events1 years ago

Births

1486Imperia Cognati, Italian courtesan (d. 1512)

Births534 years ago

1491Maria of Jülich-Berg, German noblewoman (d. 1543)

Births529 years ago

1509Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (d. 1546)

Births511 years ago

1622Wolfgang Julius, Count of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, German field marshal (d. 1698)

Births398 years ago

1692John Henley, English minister and poet (d. 1759)

Births328 years ago

1766Aaron Chorin, Hungarian rabbi and author (d. 1844)

Births254 years ago
Births250 years ago

1803Joseph Paxton, English gardener and architect, designed The Crystal Palace (d. 1865)

Births217 years ago

1808Hamilton Fish, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of State (d. 1893)

Births212 years ago

1811Elisha Otis, American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (d. 1861)

Births209 years ago
Births203 years ago

1823Thomas Francis Meagher, Irish-American revolutionary and military leader, territorial governor of Montana (d. 1867)

Births197 years ago

1832Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer, conductor, and director (d. 1914)

Births188 years ago

1840John Bigham, 1st Viscount Mersey, English jurist and politician (d. 1929)

Births180 years ago

1850Reginald Heber Roe, English-Australian swimmer, tennis player, and academic (d. 1926)

Births170 years ago

1856Alfred Deakin, Australian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)

Births164 years ago

1860William Kennedy Dickson, French-Scottish actor, director, and producer (d. 1935)

Births160 years ago

1863Géza Gárdonyi, Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1922)

Births157 years ago

1867Stanley Baldwin, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1947)

Births153 years ago

1871Vernon Louis Parrington, American historian and scholar (d. 1929)

Births149 years ago

1872Haakon VII of Norway (d. 1957)

Births148 years ago

1886Maithili Sharan Gupt, Indian poet and playwright (d. 1964)

Births134 years ago

1887Rupert Brooke, English poet (d. 1915)

Births133 years ago

1890Konstantin Melnikov, Russian architect, designed the Rusakov Workers' Club (d. 1974)

Births130 years ago

1894Harry Heilmann, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1951)

Births126 years ago

1895Allen Bathurst, Lord Apsley, English politician (d. 1942)

Births125 years ago

1896Ralph Horween, American football player and coach (d. 1997)

Births124 years ago

1899Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)

Births121 years ago

1900Ernie Pyle, American soldier and journalist (d. 1945)

Births120 years ago

1900 – John T. Scopes, American educator (d. 1970)

Births120 years ago

1901John C. Stennis, American lawyer and politician (d. 1995)

Births119 years ago

1901 – Stefan Wyszyński, Polish cardinal (d. 1981)

Births119 years ago

1902Regina Jonas, German rabbi (d. 1944)

Births118 years ago

1902 – David Buttolph, American film composer (d. 1983)

Births118 years ago

1903Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian journalist and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Tunisia (d. 2000)

Births117 years ago

1904Dolores del Río, Mexican actress (d. 1983)

Births116 years ago

1904 – Clifford D. Simak, American journalist and author (d. 1988)

Births116 years ago

1905Franz König, Austrian cardinal (d. 2004)

Births115 years ago

1907Lawrence Brown, American trombonist and composer (d. 1988)

Births113 years ago

1907 – Ernesto Geisel, Brazilian general and politician, 29th President of Brazil (d. 1996)

Births113 years ago

1907 – Yang Shangkun, Chinese politician, and 4th President of China (d.1998)

Births113 years ago

1909Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author and educator (d. 1971)

Births111 years ago

1911Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor and producer (d. 1990)

Births109 years ago

1912Fritz Hellwig, German politician (d. 2017)

Births108 years ago

1913Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian-American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)

Births107 years ago

1916Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1970)

Births104 years ago

1916 – José Manuel Moreno, Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1978)

Births104 years ago

1917Les Elgart, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1995)

Births103 years ago

1918James MacGregor Burns, American historian, political scientist, and author (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1918 – Sidney Gottlieb, American chemist and theorist (d. 1999)

Births102 years ago

1918 – Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1918 – Eddie Jefferson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)

Births102 years ago

1920Norman Dewis, English test driver and engineer (d. 2019)

Births100 years ago

1920 – Max Fatchen, Australian journalist and author (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1920 – P. D. James, English author (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1920 – Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1971)

Births100 years ago

1920 – Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1921Richard Adler, American composer and producer (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1921 – Marilyn Maxwell, American actress (d. 1972)

Births99 years ago

1922John Eisenhower, American historian, general, and diplomat, 45th United States Ambassador to Belgium (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1923Jean Hagen, American actress (d. 1977)

Births97 years ago

1923 – Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1924Connie Converse, American musician and singer-songwriter

Births96 years ago

1924Leon Uris, American soldier and author (d. 2003)

Births96 years ago

1925Marv Levy, American-Canadian football player, coach, and manager

Births95 years ago

1925 – Lewis Rowland, American neurologist (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1926Rona Anderson, Scottish-English actress (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 – Tony Bennett, American singer and actor

Births94 years ago

1926 – Anthony Sampson, English journalist and author (d. 2004)

Births94 years ago

1926 – Gordon Scott, American actor (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1928Cécile Aubry, French actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1928 – Henning Moritzen, Danish actor (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1930James Komack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)

Births90 years ago

1933Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (d. 2009)

Births87 years ago

1934Haystacks Calhoun, American wrestler and actor (d. 1989)

Births86 years ago

1934 – Michael Chapman, English bassoon player (d. 2005)

Births86 years ago

1934 – Jonas Savimbi, Angolan general, founded UNITA (d. 2002)

Births86 years ago

1935John Erman, American actor, director, and producer

Births85 years ago

1935 – Georgy Shonin, Ukrainian-Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1997)

Births85 years ago

1935 – Vic Vogel, Canadian pianist, composer, and bandleader

Births85 years ago

1936Jerry G. Bishop, American radio and television host (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1936 – Edward Petherbridge, English actor

Births84 years ago

1937Steven Berkoff, English actor, director, and playwright

Births83 years ago

1937 – Roland Burris, American lawyer and politician, 39th Illinois Attorney General

Births83 years ago

1937 – Tom Georgeson, English actor

Births83 years ago

1937 – Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani-Australian cricketer

Births83 years ago

1938Terry Wogan, Irish-English radio and television host (d. 2016)

Births82 years ago

1939Jimmie Nicol, English drummer

Births81 years ago

1939 – Apoorva Sengupta, Indian general and cricketer

Births81 years ago

1940Lance Alworth, American football player

Births80 years ago

1940 – Martin Sheen, American actor and producer

Births80 years ago

1940 – James Tyler, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2010)

Births80 years ago

1941Beverly Lee, American singer

Births79 years ago

1941 – Martha Stewart, American businesswoman, publisher, and author, founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Births79 years ago

1943Béla Bollobás, Hungarian-English mathematician and academic

Births77 years ago
Births77 years ago

1943 – Steven Millhauser, American novelist and short story writer

Births77 years ago

1944Nino Bravo, Spanish singer (d. 1973)

Births76 years ago

1945Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer and journalist

Births75 years ago

1946Robert Ayling, English businessman

Births74 years ago

1946 – Jack Straw, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Births74 years ago

1946 – Syreeta Wright, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

Births74 years ago

1946 – John York, American bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births74 years ago

1947Ralph Wright, English footballer

Births73 years ago

1948Jean-Pierre Raffarin, French lawyer and politician, 166th Prime Minister of France

Births72 years ago

1949Philip Casnoff, American actor and director

Births71 years ago

1949 – B. B. Dickerson, American bass player and songwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 – Sue Slipman, English politician

Births71 years ago

1950Linda Howard, American author

Births70 years ago

1950 – John Landis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 – Jo Marie Payton, American actress and singer

Births70 years ago

1950 – Ernesto Samper, Colombian economist and politician, 29th President of Colombia

Births70 years ago

1951Marcel Dionne, Canadian ice hockey player

Births69 years ago

1951 – Jay North, American actor

Births69 years ago

1952Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births68 years ago

1953Ian Bairnson, Scottish saxophonist and keyboard player

Births67 years ago

1953 – Marlene Dumas, South African painter

Births67 years ago

1954Michael Arthur, English physician and academic

Births66 years ago

1954 – Gary Peters, English footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1956Kirk Brandon, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 – Todd Christensen, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)

Births64 years ago

1956 – Dave Cloud, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)

Births64 years ago

1956 – Balwinder Sandhu, Indian cricketer and coach

Births64 years ago

1957Bodo Rudwaleit, German footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 – Kate Wilkinson, New Zealand lawyer and politician, 11th New Zealand Minister of Conservation

Births63 years ago

1958Lindsey Hilsum, English journalist and author

Births62 years ago

1958 – Ana Kokkinos, Australian director and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1959Martin Atkins, English drummer and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 – Mike Gminski, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1959 – John C. McGinley, American actor and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 – Koichi Tanaka, Japanese chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate

Births61 years ago

1960Tim Mayotte, American tennis player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 – Gopal Sharma, Indian cricketer

Births60 years ago

1961Molly Hagan, American actress

Births59 years ago

1961 – Nick Harvey, English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces

Births59 years ago

1961 – Lee Rocker, American bassist

Births59 years ago

1963Tasmin Archer, English pop singer

Births57 years ago

1963 – Frano Botica, New Zealand rugby player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 – James Hetfield, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1963 – David Knox, Australian rugby player

Births57 years ago

1963 – Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 – Lisa Ann Walter, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 – Isaiah Washington, American actor and producer

Births57 years ago

1964Lucky Dube, South African singer and keyboard player (d. 2007)

Births56 years ago

1964 – Nate McMillan, American basketball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 – Kevin Sumlin, American football player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 – Abhisit Vejjajiva, English-Thai economist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Thailand

Births56 years ago

1966Brent Butt, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 – Gizz Butt, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births54 years ago

1966 – Eric Esch, American wrestler, boxer, and mixed martial artist

Births54 years ago

1967Mathieu Kassovitz, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, founded MNP Entreprise

Births53 years ago

1967 – Skin, English singer and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1968Rod Beck, American baseball player (d. 2007)

Births52 years ago

1969Doug Overton, American basketball player and coach

Births51 years ago

1970Stephen Carpenter, American guitarist and songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 – Gina G, Australian singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 – Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game designer

Births50 years ago

1971Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)

Births49 years ago

1971 – DJ Spinderella, American DJ, rapper, producer, and actress

Births49 years ago

1972Sandis Ozoliņš, Latvian ice hockey player and politician

Births48 years ago

1973Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder

Births47 years ago

1973 – Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 – Michael Ealy, American actor

Births47 years ago

1973 – Chris Murphy, American politician, junior senator of Connecticut

Births47 years ago

1975Wael Gomaa, Egyptian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 – Argyro Strataki, Greek heptathlete

Births45 years ago

1976Troy Glaus, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1977Tom Brady, American football player

Births43 years ago

1977 – Justin Lehr, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 – Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist and footballer

Births43 years ago

1978Joi Chua, Singaporean singer-songwriter and actress

Births42 years ago

1978 – Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 – Jenny Tinmouth, English motorcycle racer

Births42 years ago

1978 – Dimitrios Zografakis, Greek footballer

Births42 years ago

1979Evangeline Lilly, Canadian model and actress

Births41 years ago

1980Nadia Ali, Libyan-American singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 – Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 – Tony Pashos, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 – Brandan Schieppati, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births40 years ago

1980 – Hannah Simone, Canadian television host and actress

Births40 years ago

1981Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer

Births39 years ago

1981 – Travis Bowyer, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 – Pablo Ibáñez, Spanish footballer

Births39 years ago

1982Kaspar Kokk, Estonian skier

Births38 years ago

1982 – Jesse Lumsden, Canadian bobsledder and football player

Births38 years ago

1982 – Damien Sandow, American wrestler

Births38 years ago

1983Ryan Carter, American ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 – Mark Reynolds, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984Yasin Avcı, Turkish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 – Sunil Chhetri, Indian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 – Matt Joyce, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 – Ryan Lochte, American swimmer

Births36 years ago

1984 – Chris Maurer, American singer and bass player

Births36 years ago

1985Georgina Haig, Australian actress

Births35 years ago

1985 – Brent Kutzle, American bass player and producer

Births35 years ago

1985 – Ats Purje, Estonian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 – Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby player and boxer

Births35 years ago

1986Charlotte Casiraghi, Monégasque journalist, co-founded Ever Manifesto

Births34 years ago

1986 – Darya Domracheva, Belarusian biathlete

Births34 years ago

1987Kim Hyung-jun, South Korean singer and dancer

Births33 years ago

1987 – Chris McQueen, Australian-English rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1988Denny Cardin, Italian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 – Leigh Tiffin, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 – Sven Ulreich, German footballer

Births32 years ago

1989Jules Bianchi, French race car driver (d. 2015)

Births31 years ago

1989 – Sam Hutchinson, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 – Tyrod Taylor, American football player

Births31 years ago

1989 – Nick Viergever, Dutch footballer

Births31 years ago

1990Jourdan Dunn, English model

Births30 years ago

1990 – Kang Min-kyung, South Korean singer, member of duo group Davichi

Births30 years ago

1992Gamze Bulut, Turkish runner

Births28 years ago

1992 – Gesa Felicitas Krause, German runner

Births28 years ago

1992 – Diāna Marcinkēviča, Latvian tennis player

Births28 years ago

1992 – Aljon Mariano, Filipino basketball player

Births28 years ago

1992 – Lum Rexhepi, Finnish footballer

Births28 years ago

1993Ola Abidogun, English sprinter

Births27 years ago

1993 – Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer

Births27 years ago

1994Manaia Cherrington, New Zealand rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1994 – Todd Gurley, American football player

Births26 years ago

1995Victoria Kan, Russian tennis player

Births25 years ago

1999Yoo Yeon-jung, South Korean singer

Births21 years ago

Deaths

908 - Burchard, duke of Thuringia

Deaths

908 - Egino, duke of Thuringia

Deaths1112 years ago

908 - Rudolf I, bishop of Würzburg

Deaths1112 years ago

925 - Cao, Chinese empress dowager

Deaths

979 - Thietmar, margrave of Meissen

Deaths

1003 - At-Ta'i, Abbasid caliph (b. 932)

Deaths1017 years ago
Deaths665 years ago

1460 - James II, king of Scotland (b. 1430)

Deaths560 years ago

1527 - Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal

Deaths493 years ago

1530 - Francesco Ferruccio, Italian captain (b. 1489)

Deaths490 years ago

1546 - Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, designed the Apostolic Palace (b. 1484)

Deaths474 years ago

1546 - Étienne Dolet, French scholar and translator (b. 1509)

Deaths474 years ago

1604 - Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish commander and diplomat (b. 1540)

Deaths416 years ago

1621 - Guillaume du Vair, French lawyer and author (b. 1556)

Deaths399 years ago

1712 - Joshua Barnes, English historian and scholar (b. 1654)

Deaths308 years ago

1720 - Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch politician (b. 1641)

Deaths300 years ago

1721 - Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-English sculptor and woodcarver (b. 1648)

Deaths299 years ago

1761 - Johann Matthias Gesner, German scholar and academic (b. 1691)

Deaths259 years ago

1773 - Stanisław Konarski, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1700)

Deaths247 years ago

1780 - Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French epistemiologist and philosopher (b. 1715)

Deaths240 years ago

1792 - Richard Arkwright, English engineer and businessman (b. 1732)

Deaths228 years ago

1797 - Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, English field marshal and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1717)

Deaths223 years ago

1805 - Christopher Anstey, English author and poet (b. 1724)

Deaths215 years ago

1835 - Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1767)

Deaths185 years ago

1839 - Dorothea von Schlegel, German author and translator (b. 1763)

Deaths181 years ago

1857 - Eugène Sue, French author and politician (b. 1804)

Deaths163 years ago

1866 - Gábor Klauzál, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1804)

Deaths154 years ago

1867 - Philipp August Böckh, German historian and scholar (b. 1785)

Deaths153 years ago

1877 - William B. Ogden, American businessman and politician, 1st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)

Deaths143 years ago

1879 - Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)

Deaths141 years ago

1894 - George Inness, American painter (b. 1825)

Deaths126 years ago

1913 - William Lyne, Australian politician, 13th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1844)

Deaths107 years ago

1916 - Roger Casement, Irish poet and activist (b. 1864)

Deaths104 years ago

1917 - Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician and academic (b. 1849)

Deaths103 years ago

1920 - Peeter Süda, Estonian organist and composer (b. 1883)

Deaths100 years ago

1922 - Ture Malmgren, Swedish journalist and politician (b. 1851)

Deaths98 years ago

1924 - Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British novelist (b. 1857)

Deaths96 years ago

1925 - William Bruce, Australian cricketer (b. 1864)

Deaths95 years ago

1929 - Emile Berliner, German-American inventor and businessman, invented the phonograph (b. 1851)

Deaths91 years ago

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

Deaths91 years ago

1936 - Konstantin Konik, Estonian surgeon and politician, 19th Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1873)

Deaths84 years ago

1942 - Richard Willstätter, German-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1872)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Frumka Płotnicka, Polish resistance fighter during World War II (b. 1914)

Deaths77 years ago

1949 - Ignotus, Hungarian poet and author (b. 1869)

Deaths71 years ago

1954 - Colette, French novelist and journalist (b. 1873)

Deaths66 years ago

1958 - Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Herb Byrne, Australian footballer (b. 1887)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - Hilda Rix Nicholas, Australian artist (b. 1884)

Deaths59 years ago

1964 - Flannery O'Connor, American short story writer and novelist (b. 1925)

Deaths56 years ago

1966 - Lenny Bruce, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Konstantin Rokossovsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union during World War II (b. 1896)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Alexander Mair, Australian politician, 26th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1889)

Deaths51 years ago

1972 - Giannis Papaioannou, Turkish-Greek composer (b. 1913)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Richard Marshall, American general (b. 1895)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Edgar Johan Kuusik, Estonian architect and interior designer (b. 1888)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Andreas Embirikos, Greek poet and photographer (b. 1901)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Makarios III, Cypriot archbishop and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Cyprus (b. 1913)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Alfred Lunt, American actor and director (b. 1892)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Angelos Terzakis, Greek author and playwright (b. 1907)

Deaths41 years ago

1983 - Carolyn Jones, American actress (b. 1930)

Deaths37 years ago

1995 - Ida Lupino, English-American actress and director (b. 1918)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Edward Whittemore, American soldier and author (b. 1933)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Jørgen Garde, Danish admiral (b. 1939)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Pietro Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer and journalist (b. 1934)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Rod Ansell, Australian hunter (b. 1953)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Byron Farwell, American historian and author (b. 1921)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Joann Lõssov, Estonian basketball player and coach (b. 1921)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Christopher Hewett, English actor and director (b. 1922)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1954)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer and painter (b. 1908)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Françoise d'Eaubonne, French author and poet (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Arthur Lee, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1945)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German-English soprano and actress (b. 1915)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - John Gardner, English author (b. 1926)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Peter Thorup, Danish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1948)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Skip Caray, American sportscaster (b. 1939)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Erik Darling, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, dramatist and historian, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Nikolaos Makarezos, Greek soldier and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Bobby Hebb, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - William Sleator, American author (b. 1945)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (b. 1945)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Frank Evans, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Martin Fleischmann, Czech-English chemist and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Paul McCracken, American economist and academic (b. 1915)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Pritchard, American basketball player (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - John Coombs, English-Monegasque race car driver and businessman (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jack English Hightower, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jack Hynes, Scottish-American soccer player and manager (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Miangul Aurangzeb, Pakistani captain and politician, 19th Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Edward Clancy, Australian cardinal (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dorothy Salisbury Davis, American author (b. 1916)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kenny Drew, Jr., American pianist and composer (b. 1958)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Lydia Yu-Jose, Filipino political scientist and academic (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Robert Conquest, English-American historian, poet, and academic (b. 1917)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mel Farr, American football player and businessman (b. 1944)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Coleen Gray, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Margot Loyola, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Johanna Quandt, German businesswoman (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jef Murray, Australian artist and author (b. 1960)

Deaths5 years ago

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