Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

National Day, celebrates the independence of Singapore from Malaysia in 1965.

Holidays and observances

National Peacekeepers' Day, celebrated on Sunday closest to the day (Canada)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

48 BC - Caesar's Civil War: Battle of Pharsalus: Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.

Events

378 - Gothic War: Battle of Adrianople: A large Roman army led by Emperor Valens is defeated by the Visigoths. Valens is killed along with over half of his army.

Events

1173 - Construction of the campanile of the Cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) begins; it will take two centuries to complete.

Events847 years ago

1329 - Quilon, the first Indian Christian Diocese, is erected by Pope John XXII; the French-born Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop.

Events691 years ago

1428 - Sources cite biggest caravan trade between Podvisoki and Republic of Ragusa in 1428. Vlachs committed to Ragusan lord Tomo Bunić, that they will with 600 horses deliver 1500 modius of salt. Delivery was meant for Dobrašin Veseoković, and Vlachs price was half of delivered salt.

Events592 years ago
Events520 years ago
Events410 years ago

1810 - Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.

Events210 years ago

1814 - Indian Wars: The Creek sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving up huge parts of Alabama and Georgia.

Events206 years ago

1830 - Louis Philippe becomes the king of the French following abdication of Charles X.

Events190 years ago

1842 - The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.

Events178 years ago
Events166 years ago
Events158 years ago
Events143 years ago

1892 - Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.

Events128 years ago
Events118 years ago

1907 - The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in southern England.

Events113 years ago

1914 - Start of the Battle of Mulhouse, part of a French attempt to recover the province of Alsace and the first French offensive of World War I.

Events106 years ago

1925 - A train robbery takes place in Kakori, near Lucknow, India.

Events95 years ago

1930 - Betty Boop makes her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes.

Events90 years ago
Events84 years ago

1942 - World War II: Battle of Savo Island: Allied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force.

Events78 years ago

1944 - The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.

Events76 years ago

1944 - Continuation War: The Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive, the largest offensive launched by Soviet Union against Finland during the Second World War, ends to a strategic stalemate. Both Finnish and Soviet troops at the Finnish front dug to defensive positions, and the front remains stable until the end of the war.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200–28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers.

Events75 years ago

1945 - The Red Army invades Japanese-occupied Manchuria.

Events75 years ago

1960 - South Kasai secedes from the Congo.

Events60 years ago

1965 - Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.

Events55 years ago

1969 - Followers of Charles Manson murder pregnant actress Sharon Tate (wife of Roman Polanski), coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Polish actor Wojciech Frykowski, men's hairstylist Jay Sebring and recent high-school graduate Steven Parent.

Events51 years ago

1970 - LANSA Flight 502 crashes after takeoff from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco, Peru, killing 99 of the 100 people on board, as well as two people on the ground.

Events50 years ago

1971 - The Troubles: The British Army in Northern Ireland launches Operation Demetrius. Hundreds of people are arrested and interned, thousands are displaced, and twenty are killed in the violence that followed.

Events49 years ago

1973 - Mars 7 is launched from the USSR.

Events47 years ago

1974 - As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.

Events46 years ago

1991 - The Italian prosecuting magistrate Antonino Scopelliti is murdered by the 'Ndrangheta on behalf of the Sicilian Mafia while preparing the government's case in the final appeal of the Maxi Trial.

Events29 years ago

1993 - The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.

Events27 years ago

1999 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.

Events21 years ago

2006 - At least 21 suspected terrorists were arrested in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot that happened in the United Kingdom. The arrests were made in London, Birmingham, and High Wycombe in an overnight operation.

Events14 years ago

2013 - Gunmen open fire at a Sunni mosque in the city of Quetta killing at least ten people and injuring 30.

Events7 years ago

2014 - Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American male in Ferguson, Missouri, was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer after reportedly assaulting the officer and attempting to steal his weapon, sparking protests and unrest in the city.

Events6 years ago

2019 - 220 million trees are planted in one day in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Events1 years ago

Births

1201 - Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English historian and merchant (d. 1274)

Births819 years ago

1537 - Francesco Barozzi, Italian mathematician and astronomer (d. 1604)

Births483 years ago
Births476 years ago

1590 - John Webster, Colonial settler and governor of Connecticut (d. 1661)

Births430 years ago

1593 - Izaak Walton, English writer (d. 1683)

Births427 years ago

1603 - Johannes Cocceius, German-Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1669)

Births417 years ago

1648 - Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)

Births372 years ago

1653 - John Oldham, English poet and translator (d. 1683)

Births367 years ago

1674 - František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect, designed the Veltrusy Mansion (d. 1766)

Births346 years ago
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Births298 years ago

1726 - Francesco Cetti, Italian priest, zoologist, and mathematician (d. 1778)

Births294 years ago

1748 - Bernhard Schott, German music publisher (d. 1809)

Births272 years ago

1757 - Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, American humanitarian; wife of Alexander Hamilton (d. 1854)

Births263 years ago

1757 - Thomas Telford, Scottish architect and engineer, designed the Menai Suspension Bridge (d. 1834)

Births263 years ago

1776 - Amedeo Avogadro, Italian physicist and chemist (d. 1856)

Births244 years ago
Births237 years ago

1788 - Adoniram Judson, American missionary and lexicographer (d. 1850)

Births232 years ago

1797 - Charles Robert Malden, English lieutenant and surveyor (d. 1855)

Births223 years ago

1805 - Joseph Locke, English engineer and politician (d. 1860)

Births215 years ago

1845 - André Bessette, Canadian saint (d. 1937)

Births175 years ago

1847 - Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, French-Italian wife of Amadeo I of Spain (d. 1876)

Births173 years ago

1848 - Alfred David Benjamin, Australian-born businessman and philanthropist. (d. 1900)

Births172 years ago

1861 - Dorothea Klumpke, American astronomer and academic (d. 1942)

Births159 years ago

1867 - Evelina Haverfield, Scottish nurse and activist (d. 1920)

Births153 years ago
Births148 years ago

1874 - Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan composer and conductor (d. 1947)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Albert Ketèlbey, English pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1959)

Births145 years ago

1878 - Eileen Gray, Irish architect and furniture designer (d. 1976)

Births142 years ago

1879 - John Willcock, Australian politician, 15th Premier of Western Australia, (d. 1956)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Prince Antônio Gastão of Orléans-Braganza, Brazilian prince (d. 1918)

Births139 years ago

1890 - Eino Kaila, Finnish philosopher and psychologist, attendant of the Vienna circle (d. 1958)

Births130 years ago

1896 - Erich Hückel, German physicist and chemist (d. 1980)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist and philosopher (d. 1980)

Births124 years ago

1899 - P. L. Travers, Australian-English author and actress (d. 1996)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Charles Farrell, American actor and singer (d. 1990)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Zino Francescatti, French violinist (d. 1991)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Russian general and politician (d. 1984)

Births118 years ago

1905 - Leo Genn, British actor and barrister (d. 1978)

Births115 years ago

1909 - Vinayaka Krishna Gokak, Indian scholar, author, and academic (d. 1992)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Willa Beatrice Player, Educator, First Black woman college president (d. 2003)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Adam von Trott zu Solz, German lawyer and diplomat (d. 1944)

Births111 years ago

1911 - William Alfred Fowler, American astronomer and astrophysicist, Nobel Laureate (d. 1996)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Eddie Futch, American boxer and trainer (d. 2001)

Births109 years ago

1911 - John McQuade, Northern Irish soldier, boxer, and politician (d. 1984)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Wilbur Norman Christiansen, Australian astronomer and engineer (d. 2007)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor and director (d. 1963)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Tove Jansson, Finnish author and illustrator (d. 2001)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Joe Mercer, English footballer and manager (d. 1990)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Mareta West, American astronomer and geologist (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Kermit Beahan, American colonel (d. 1989)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Giles Cooper, Irish soldier and playwright (d. 1966)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Albert Seedman, American police officer (d. 2013)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Joop den Uyl, Dutch journalist, economist, and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1987)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Ralph Houk, American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and author (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Ernest Angley, American evangelist and author

Births99 years ago

1921 - J. James Exon, American soldier and politician, 33rd Governor of Nebraska (d. 2005)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Philip Larkin, English poet and novelist (d. 1985)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Mathews Mar Barnabas, Indian metropolitan (d. 2012)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Frank Martínez, American soldier and painter (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925 - David A. Huffman, American computer scientist, developed Huffman coding (d. 1999)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Denis Atkinson, Barbadian cricketer (d. 2001)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Daniel Keyes, American short story writer and novelist (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Robert Shaw, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1978)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Bob Cousy, American basketball player and coach

Births92 years ago

1928 - Camilla Wicks, American violinist and educator

Births92 years ago

1928 - Dolores Wilson, American soprano and actress (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Abdi İpekçi, Turkish journalist and activist (d. 1979)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Milt Bolling, American baseball player and scout (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jacques Parizeau, Canadian economist and politician, 26th Premier of Quebec (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Chuck Essegian, American baseball player and lawyer

Births89 years ago

1931 - James Freeman Gilbert, American geophysicist and academic (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Paula Kent Meehan, American businesswoman, co-founded Redken (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Mário Zagallo, Brazilian footballer and coach

Births89 years ago

1932 - Tam Dalyell, Scottish academic and politician (d. 2017)

Births88 years ago

1932 - John Gomery, Canadian lawyer and jurist

Births88 years ago

1933 - Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese actress, talk show host, and author

Births87 years ago

1935 - Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (d. 2008)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Julián Javier, Dominican-American baseball player

Births84 years ago

1936 - Patrick Tse, Chinese-Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births84 years ago

1938 - Leonid Kuchma, Ukrainian engineer and politician, 2nd President of Ukraine

Births82 years ago

1938 - Rod Laver, Australian tennis player and coach

Births82 years ago

1938 - Otto Rehhagel, German footballer, coach, and manager

Births82 years ago

1939 - Hércules Brito Ruas, Brazilian footballer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Vincent Hanna, Northern Irish journalist (d. 1997)

Births81 years ago

1939 - The Mighty Hannibal, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Billy Henderson, American singer (d. 2007)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Bulle Ogier, French actress and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Romano Prodi, Italian academic and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of Italy

Births81 years ago

1939 - Butch Warren, American bassist (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Linda Keen, American mathematician and academic

Births80 years ago

1942 - Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jack DeJohnette, American drummer, pianist, and composer

Births78 years ago

1942 - David Steinberg, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1943 - Ken Norton, American boxer and actor (d. 2013)

Births77 years ago

1944 - George Armstrong, English footballer (d. 2000)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Patrick Depailler, French race car driver (d. 1980)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Sam Elliott, American actor and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Patricia McKissack, American soldier, engineer, and author

Births76 years ago

1944 - John Simpson, English journalist and author

Births76 years ago

1945 - Barbara Delinsky, American author

Births75 years ago

1945 - Aleksandr Gorelik, Russian figure skater and sportscaster (d. 2012)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Zurab Sakandelidze, Georgian basketball player (d. 2004)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Posy Simmonds, English author and illustrator

Births75 years ago

1946 - Rinus Gerritsen, Dutch rock bass player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jim Kiick, American football player

Births74 years ago

1947 - Roy Hodgson, English footballer and manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - Barbara Mason, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - John Varley, American author

Births73 years ago

1948 - Bill Campbell, American baseball player and coach

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jonathan Kellerman, American psychologist and author

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ted Simmons, American baseball player and coach

Births71 years ago

1951 - James Naughtie, Scottish journalist and radio host

Births69 years ago

1951 - Steve Swisher, American baseball player and manager

Births69 years ago

1952 - Prateep Ungsongtham Hata, Thai activist and politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Kay Stenshjemmet, Norwegian speed skater

Births67 years ago

1953 - Jean Tirole, French economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births67 years ago

1953 - Roberta Tovey, English actress and singer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Ray Jennings, South African cricketer and coach

Births66 years ago

1954 - Pete Thomas, English drummer

Births66 years ago

1955 - John E. Sweeney, American lawyer and politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Gordon Singleton, Canadian Olympic Cyclist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Melanie Griffith, American actress and producer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Amanda Bearse, American actress, comedian and director

Births62 years ago

1958 - James Lileks, American journalist and blogger

Births62 years ago

1958 - Calie Pistorius, South African engineer and academic

Births62 years ago

1959 - Kurtis Blow, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Michael Kors, American fashion designer

Births61 years ago

1961 - Brad Gilbert, American tennis player and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1961 - John Key, New Zealand businessman and politician, 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand

Births59 years ago

1962 - Louis Lipps, American football player and radio host

Births58 years ago

1962 - Kevin Mack, American football player

Births58 years ago

1962 - John "Hot Rod" Williams, American basketball player (d. 2015)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Whitney Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (d. 2012)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jay Leggett, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Barton Lynch, Australian surfer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Brett Hull, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Hoda Kotb, American journalist and television personality

Births56 years ago

1966 - Vinny Del Negro, American basketball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Linn Ullmann, Norwegian journalist and author

Births54 years ago

1967 - Deion Sanders, American football and baseball player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Gillian Anderson, American-British actress, activist and writer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Eric Bana, Australian actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sam Fogarino, American drummer

Births52 years ago

1968 - McG, American director and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Troy Percival, American baseball player and coach

Births51 years ago

1970 - Rod Brind'Amour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Chris Cuomo, American lawyer and journalist

Births50 years ago

1973 - Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor and director

Births47 years ago

1973 - Gene Luen Yang, American author and illustrator

Births47 years ago

1974 - Derek Fisher, American basketball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Stephen Fung, Hong Kong actor, singer, director, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Matt Morris, American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Kirill Reznik, American lawyer and politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Raphaël Poirée, French biathlete

Births46 years ago

1975 - Mahesh Babu, Indian actor and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Valentin Kovalenko, Uzbek football referee

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mike Lamb, American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Robbie Middleby, Australian soccer player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Rhona Mitra, English actress and singer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Audrey Tautou, French model and actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jessica Capshaw, American actress

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jason Frasor, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ravshan Irmatov, Uzbek football referee

Births43 years ago

1977 - Adewale Ogunleye, American football player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ime Udoka, American basketball player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Mikaël Silvestre, French footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Dorin Chirtoacă, Moldavian lawyer and politician, Mayor of Chișinău

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ana Serradilla, Mexican actress and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Wesley Sonck, Belgian footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Michael Kingma, Australian basketball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Lisa Nandy, British politician

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tony Stewart, American football player

Births41 years ago

1981 - Jarvis Hayes, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Li Jiawei, Singaporean table tennis player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Joel Anthony, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tyson Gay, American sprinter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Yekaterina Samutsevich, Russian singer and activist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kanstantsin Sivtsov, Belorussian cyclist

Births38 years ago

1983 - Shane O'Brien, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Alicja Smietana, Polish-English violinist

Births37 years ago

1984 - Paul Gallagher, Scottish footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Luca Filippi, Italian race car driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Filipe Luís, Brazilian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Hayley Peirsol, American swimmer

Births35 years ago

1985 - JaMarcus Russell, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Chandler Williams, American football player (d. 2013)

Births35 years ago

1986 - Michael Lerchl, German footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Daniel Preussner, German rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Tyler Smith, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Marek Niit, Estonian sprinter

Births33 years ago

1988 - Anthony Castonzo, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Willian, Brazilian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Vasilios Koutsianikoulis, Greek footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jason Heyward, American baseball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Stefano Okaka, Italian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kento Ono, Japanese actor and model

Births31 years ago

1990 - İshak Doğan, Turkish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Stuart McInally, Scottish rugby player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Brice Roger, French skier

Births30 years ago

1990 - Sarah McBride, American LGBT Activist

Births30 years ago

1991 - Alice Barlow, English actress

Births29 years ago

1991 - Alexa Bliss, American bodybuilder and wrestler

Births29 years ago

1993 - Jun.Q, South Korean singer and actor

Births27 years ago

1994 - Kelli Hubly, American soccer player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Eli Apple, American football player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Sanya Lopez, Filipino actress and model

Births24 years ago

1999 - Deniss Vasiļjevs, Latvian figure skater

Births21 years ago

Deaths

378 - Traianus, Roman general

Deaths

378 - Valens, Roman emperor (b. 328)

Deaths1642 years ago

803 - Irene of Athens (b. 752)

Deaths

833 - Al-Ma'mun, Iraqi caliph (b. 786)

Deaths
Deaths972 years ago

1107 - Emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079)

Deaths913 years ago

1173 - Najm ad-Din Ayyub, Kurdish soldier and politician

Deaths847 years ago

1211 - William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber, exiled Anglo-Norman baron (b. 1144/53)

Deaths809 years ago

1260 - Walter of Kirkham, Bishop of Durham

Deaths760 years ago

1296 - Hugh, Count of Brienne, French crusader

Deaths724 years ago

1341 - Eleanor of Anjou, queen consort of Sicily (b. 1289)

Deaths679 years ago

1354 - Stephen, Duke of Slavonia, Hungarian prince (b. 1332)

Deaths666 years ago

1420 - Pierre d'Ailly, French theologian and cardinal (b. 1351)

Deaths600 years ago

1516 - Hieronymus Bosch, Early Netherlandish painter (b. circa 1450)

Deaths504 years ago

1534 - Thomas Cajetan, Italian cardinal and philosopher (b. 1470)

Deaths486 years ago
Deaths440 years ago

1601 - Michael the Brave, Romanian prince (b. 1558)

Deaths419 years ago

1634 - William Noy, English lawyer and judge (b. 1577)

Deaths386 years ago

1720 - Simon Ockley, English orientalist and academic (b. 1678)

Deaths300 years ago

1744 - James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire (b. 1673)

Deaths276 years ago

1816 - Johann August Apel, German jurist and author (b. 1771)

Deaths204 years ago

1861 - Vincent Novello, English composer and publisher (b. 1781)

Deaths159 years ago

1886 - Samuel Ferguson, Irish lawyer and poet (b. 1810)

Deaths134 years ago

1910 - Huo Yuanjia, Chinese martial artist, co-founded the Chin Woo Athletic Association (b. 1868)

Deaths110 years ago

1919 - Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer and educator (b. 1857)

Deaths101 years ago

1920 - Samuel Griffith, Welsh-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Queensland (b. 1845)

Deaths100 years ago

1932 - John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician, founder of the Fields Medal (b. 1863)

Deaths88 years ago

1942 - Edith Stein, German nun and saint (b. 1891)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Chaim Soutine, Belarusian-French painter and educator (b. 1893)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Robert Hampton Gray, Canadian lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1917)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Harry Hillman, American runner and coach (b. 1881)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (b. 1876)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - Hugo Boss, German fashion designer, founded Hugo Boss (b. 1885)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Edward Thorndike, American psychologist and academic (b. 1874)

Deaths71 years ago

1957 - Carl Clauberg, German Nazi physician (b. 1898)

Deaths63 years ago

1962 - Hermann Hesse, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, American son of John F. Kennedy (b. 1963)

Deaths57 years ago

1967 - Joe Orton, English author and playwright (b. 1933)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Wojciech Frykowski, Polish-American actor and author (b. 1936)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Sharon Tate, American model and actress (b. 1943)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - C. F. Powell, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

Deaths51 years ago

1972 - Sıddık Sami Onar, Turkish lawyer and academic (b. 1897)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1906)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - James Gould Cozzens, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1903)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Walter O'Malley, American businessman (b. 1903)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Raymond Washington, American gang leader, founded the Crips (b. 1953)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Jacqueline Cochran, American pilot (b. 1906)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Max Hoffman, Austrian-born car importer and businessman (b. 1904)

Deaths39 years ago

1985 - Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1927)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - M. Carl Holman, American author, educator, poet, and playwright (b. 1919)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and poet (b. 1905)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Joe Mercer, English footballer and manager (b. 1914)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Fereydoun Farrokhzad, Iranian singer and actor (b. 1938)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Jerry Garcia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Frank Whittle, English soldier and engineer, invented the jet engine (b. 1907)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian journalist and politician (b. 1910)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - John Harsanyi, Hungarian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Nicholas Markowitz, American murder victim (b. 1984)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Paul Samson, English guitarist (b. 1953)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Jacques Deray, French director and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Ray Harford, English footballer and manager (b. 1945)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Gregory Hines, American actor, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1946)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - R. Sivagurunathan, Sri Lankan lawyer, journalist, and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Robert Lecourt, French lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of France (b. 1908)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Tony Mottola, American guitarist and composer (b. 1918)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - David Raksin, American composer and educator (b. 1912)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Judith Rossner, American author (b. 1935)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Philip E. High, English author (b. 1914)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - James Van Allen, American physicist and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Joe O'Donnell, American photographer and journalist (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Bernie Mac, American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1957)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian author and poet (b. 1941)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Calvin "Fuzz" Jones, American singer and bass player (b. 1926)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Ted Stevens, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Carl Davis, American record producer (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gene F. Franklin, American engineer, theorist, and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Al Freeman, Jr., American actor, director, and educator (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - David Rakoff, Canadian-American actor and journalist (b. 1964)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Carmen Belen Richardson, Puerto Rican-American actress (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mel Stuart, American director and producer (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Harry Elliott, American baseball player and coach (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Eduardo Falú, Argentinian guitarist and composer (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - William Lynch, Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - J. F. Ade Ajayi, Nigerian historian and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Andriy Bal, Ukrainian footballer and coach (b. 1958)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Arthur G. Cohen, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Arlen Realty and Development Corporation (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ed Nelson, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Frank Gifford, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - John Henry Holland, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Walter Nahún López, Honduran footballer (b. 1977)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - David Nobbs, English author and screenwriter (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1915)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Fikret Otyam, Turkish painter and journalist (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, third-richest British citizen. (b. 1951)

Deaths4 years ago

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