Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Central African Republic from France in 1960.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Women's Day, commemorates the enaction of Tunisian Code of Personal Status in 1956. (Tunisia)

Holidays and observances

Events

29 BC - Octavian holds the first of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.

Events

523 - John I becomes the new Pope after the death of Pope Hormisdas.

Events

554 - Emperor Justinian I rewards Liberius for his long and distinguished service in the Pragmatic Sanction, granting him extensive estates in Italy.

Events

582 - Maurice becomes Emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

Events

900 - Count Reginar I of Hainault rises against Zwentibold of Lotharingia and slays him near present-day Susteren.

Events

1099 - Raniero is elected as Pope Paschal II.

Events921 years ago

1516 - The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognizes Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, recognizes Francis's claim to Milan.

Events504 years ago

1521 - After an extended siege, forces led by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés capture Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquer the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.

Events499 years ago
Events488 years ago

1536 - Buddhist monks from Kyoto, Japan's Enryaku-ji temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout in what will be known as the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: 27th day of the 7th month of the 5th year of the Tenbun (天文) era).

Events484 years ago

1553 - Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva, Switzerland as a heretic.

Events467 years ago

1624 - The French king Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu as prime minister.

Events396 years ago

1645 - Sweden and Denmark sign Peace of Brömsebro.

Events375 years ago

1650 - Colonel George Monck of the English Army forms Monck's Regiment of Foot, which will later become the Coldstream Guards.

Events370 years ago

1704 - War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim: English and Imperial forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.

Events316 years ago

1779 - American Revolutionary War: The Royal Navy defeats the Penobscot Expedition with the most significant loss of United States naval forces prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Events241 years ago

1792 - King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.

Events228 years ago

1806 - Battle of Mišar during the Serbian Revolution begins. The battle will end two days later, with a decisive Serbian victory over the Ottomans.

Events214 years ago

1814 - The Convention of London, a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces, is signed in London, England.

Events206 years ago

1868 - The 8.5–9.0 MwArica earthquake struck southern Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), causing 25,000+ deaths and a destructive basin wide tsunami that affected Hawaii and New Zealand.

Events152 years ago

1889 - William Gray of Hartford, Connecticut is granted United States Patent Number 408,709 for "Coin-controlled apparatus for telephones."

Events131 years ago

1898 - Spanish–American War: Spanish and American forces engage in a mock battle for Manila, after which the Spanish commander surrendered in order to keep the city out of Filipino rebel hands.

Events122 years ago

1898 - Carl Gustav Witt discovers 433 Eros, the first near-Earth asteroid to be found.

Events122 years ago

1905 - Norwegians vote to end the union with Sweden.

Events115 years ago

1906 - The all black infantrymen of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Regiment are accused of killing a white bartender and wounding a white police officer in Brownsville, Texas, despite exculpatory evidence; all are later dishonorably discharged. (Their records were later restored to reflect honorable discharges but there were no financial settlements.)

Events114 years ago

1913 - First production in the UK of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.

Events107 years ago

1918 - Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha May Johnson is the first woman to enlist.

Events102 years ago

1918 - Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.

Events102 years ago

1920 - Polish–Soviet War: The Battle of Warsaw begins and will last till August 25. The Red Army is defeated.

Events100 years ago
Events83 years ago

1942 - Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorizes the construction of facilities that would house the "Development of Substitute Materials" project, better known as the Manhattan Project.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: German troops begin the pillage and razing of Anogeia in Crete that would continue until September 5.

Events76 years ago

1954 - Radio Pakistan broadcasts the "Qaumī Tarāna", the national anthem of Pakistan for the first time.

Events66 years ago

1960 - The Central African Republic declares independence from France.

Events60 years ago

1961 - Cold War: East Germany closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the West, and construction of the Berlin Wall is started.

Events59 years ago

1964 - Peter Allen and Gwynne Evans are hanged for the murder of John Alan West becoming the last people executed in the United Kingdom.

Events56 years ago

1967 - Two young women became the first fatal victims of grizzly bear attacks in the 57-year history of Montana's Glacier National Park in separate incidents.

Events53 years ago

1968 - Alexandros Panagoulis attempts to assassinate the Greek dictator Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos in Varkiza, Athens.

Events52 years ago

1969 - The Apollo 11 astronauts enjoy a ticker tape parade in New York City. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.

Events51 years ago

1977 - Members of the British National Front (NF) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.

Events43 years ago

1978 - One hundred fifty Palestinians in Beirut are killed in a terrorist attack during the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War.

Events42 years ago

1990 - A mainland Chinese fishing boat Min Ping Yu No. 5202 is hit by a Taiwan's naval vessel and sinks in a repatriation operation of mainland Chinese illegal immigrants, resulting in 21 deaths. This is the second tragedy less than a month after Min Ping Yu No. 5540 incident.

Events30 years ago

2004 - One hundred fifty-six Congolese Tutsi refugees are massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.

Events16 years ago

2008 - Russo-Georgian War: Russian units occupy the Georgian city of Gori.

Events12 years ago

2015 - At least 76 people are killed and 212 others are wounded in a truck bombing in Baghdad, Iraq.

Events5 years ago

Births

985 - Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, Fatimid caliph (d. 1021)

Births

1311 - Alfonso XI, king of Castile and León (d. 1350)

Births709 years ago

1584 - Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland (d. 1640)

Births436 years ago

1625 - Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)

Births395 years ago
Births358 years ago

1666 - William Wotton, English linguist and scholar (d. 1727)

Births354 years ago

1700 - Heinrich von Brühl, Polish-German politician (d. 1763)

Births320 years ago
Births303 years ago

1756 - James Gillray, English caricaturist and printmaker (d.1815)

Births264 years ago

1764 - Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (d. 1813)

Births256 years ago

1790 - William Wentworth, Australian journalist, explorer, and politician (d. 1872)

Births230 years ago

1803 - Vladimir Odoyevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (d. 1869)

Births217 years ago

1814 - Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist and astronomer (d. 1874)

Births206 years ago

1818 - Lucy Stone, American abolitionist and suffragist (d. 1893)

Births202 years ago

1819 - Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Anglo-Irish mathematician and physicist (d. 1903)

Births201 years ago

1820 - George Grove, English musicologist and historian (d. 1900)

Births200 years ago

1823 - Goldwin Smith, English-Canadian historian and journalist (d. 1910)

Births197 years ago

1831 - Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist and composer (d. 1902)

Births189 years ago

1841 - Johnny Mullagh, Australian cricketer (d. 1891)

Births179 years ago

1842 - Charles Wells, English brewer, founded Charles Wells Ltd (d. 1914)

Births178 years ago

1851 - Felix Adler, German-American religious leader and educator (d. 1933)

Births169 years ago

1860 - Annie Oakley, American target shooter (d. 1926)

Births160 years ago

1866 - Giovanni Agnelli, Italian businessman, founded Fiat S.p.A (d. 1945)

Births154 years ago

1867 - George Luks, American painter and illustrator (d. 1933)

Births153 years ago

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

Births148 years ago

1879 - John Ireland, English composer and educator (d. 1962)

Births141 years ago

1884 - Harry Dean, English cricketer and coach (d. 1957)

Births136 years ago

1888 - John Logie Baird, Scottish engineer, invented the television (d. 1946)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Camillien Houde, Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1958)

Births131 years ago

1895 - István Barta, Hungarian water polo player (d. 1948)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Bert Lahr, American actor (d. 1967)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Jean Borotra, French tennis player (d. 1994)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Regis Toomey, American actor (d. 1991)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer (d. 1980)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Felix Wankel, German engineer (d. 1988)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Buddy Rogers, American actor and musician (d. 1999)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Margaret Tafoya, Native American Pueblo potter (d. 2001)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Chuck Carroll, American football player and lawyer (d. 2003)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Art Shires, American baseball player and boxer (d. 1967)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Basil Spence, Scottish architect, designed Coventry Cathedral (d. 1976)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Gene Raymond, American actor and pilot (d. 1998)

Births112 years ago

1911 - William Bernbach, American advertiser, co-founded DDB Worldwide (d. 1982)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Claire Cribbs, American basketball player and coach (d. 1985)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Ben Hogan, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1997)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Salvador Luria, Italian-American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Makarios III, Greek archbishop and politician, 1st President of Cyprus (d. 1977)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Fred Davis, English snooker player (d. 1998)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Grace Bates, American mathematician and academic (d. 1996)

Births106 years ago

1917 - Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Noor Hassanali, Trinidadian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2006)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Frederick Sanger, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Rex Humbard, American evangelist and television host (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1919 - George Shearing, English jazz pianist and bandleader (d. 2011)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Louis Frémaux, French conductor (d. 2017)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jimmy McCracklin, American blues/R&B singer-songwriter and pianist (d 2012)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Chuck Gilmur, American basketball player, coach, and educator (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1925 - Benny Bailey, American trumpet player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2005)

Births95 years ago

1925 - José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz, Argentine executive and policy maker (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Fidel Castro, Cuban lawyer and politician, 15th President of Cuba (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1928 - John Tidmarsh, English journalist and radio host (d. 2019)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Wilfried Hilker, German footballer and referee

Births90 years ago

1930 - Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (d. 2007)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Bernard Manning, English comedian (d. 2007)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Wilmer Mizell, American baseball player and politician (d. 1999)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Bob Wiesler, American baseball player (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1933 - Joycelyn Elders, American admiral and physician, 15th Surgeon General of the United States

Births87 years ago

1935 - Alex de Renzy, American director and producer (d. 2001)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Mudcat Grant, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births85 years ago

1938 - Dave "Baby" Cortez, American R&B pianist, organist, and composer

Births82 years ago

1940 - Bill Musselman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2000)

Births80 years ago

1943 - Fred Hill, American football player

Births77 years ago

1943 - Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, President of Haiti

Births77 years ago

1943 - Michael Willetts, English sergeant; George Cross recipient (d. 1971)

Births77 years ago
Births75 years ago

1945 - Gary Gregor, American basketball player

Births75 years ago

1945 - Robin Jackman, Indian-English cricketer and sportscaster

Births75 years ago

1945 - Howard Marks, Welsh cannabis smuggler, writer, and legalisation campaigner (d. 2016)

Births75 years ago

1947 - Fred Stanley, American baseball player and manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - John Stocker, Canadian voice actor and director

Births73 years ago
Births73 years ago

1948 - Kathleen Battle, American operatic soprano

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jim Brunzell, American wrestler

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bobby Clarke, Canadian ice hockey player and manager

Births71 years ago

1949 - Philippe Petit, French tightrope walker

Births71 years ago

1949 - Willy Rey, Dutch-Canadian model (d. 1973)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Jane Carr, English actress

Births70 years ago

1950 - Rusty Gerhardt, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births70 years ago

1951 - Dan Fogelberg, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Dave Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gary Gibbs, American football player and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Suzanne Muldowney, American performance artist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Herb Ritts, American photographer and director (d. 2002)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Hughie Thomasson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Eugenio Lopez III, Filipino businessperson, CEO and chairman of ABS-CBN Corporation

Births68 years ago

1953 - Tom Cohen, American philosopher, theorist, and academic

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ron Hilditch, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births67 years ago

1953 - Thomas Pogge, German philosopher and academic

Births67 years ago

1953 - Peter Wright, English historian and author

Births67 years ago

1954 - Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Keith Ahlers, English race car driver

Births65 years ago

1955 - Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese race car driver

Births65 years ago

1955 - Paul Greengrass, English director and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1958 - David Feherty, Northern Irish golfer and sportscaster

Births62 years ago

1958 - Feargal Sharkey, Northern Irish singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Randy Shughart, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Danny Bonaduce, American actor and wrestler

Births61 years ago

1959 - Bruce French, English cricketer and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player

Births61 years ago

1960 - Ivar Stukolkin, Estonian swimmer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Koji Kondo, Japanese composer and sound director

Births59 years ago

1961 - Neil Mallender, English cricketer and umpire

Births59 years ago

1961 - Tom Perrotta, American novelist and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1962 - John Slattery, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1963 - Steve Higgins, American talk show co-host and announcer, writer, producer, comedian and impressionist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Valerie Plame, American CIA agent and author

Births57 years ago

1963 - Sridevi, Indian actress (d. 2018)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Jay Buhner, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - Debi Mazar, American actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tom Prince, American baseball player and manager

Births56 years ago

1965 - Mark Lemke, American baseball player, coach, and radio host

Births55 years ago

1965 - Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer and conductor

Births55 years ago

1966 - Scooter Barry, American basketball player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Shayne Corson, Canadian ice hockey player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Dave Jamerson, American basketball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Digna Ketelaar, Dutch tennis player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Tal Bachman, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Todd Hendricks, American football player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Tony Jarrett, English sprinter and hurdler

Births52 years ago

1969 - Midori Ito, Japanese figure skater

Births51 years ago

1970 - Will Clarke, American author

Births50 years ago

1970 - Elvis Grbac, American football player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Alan Shearer, English footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1971 - Patrick Carpentier, Canadian race car driver

Births49 years ago

1971 - Adam Housley, American baseball player and journalist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Kevin Plank, American businessman, founded Under Armour

Births48 years ago

1973 - Molly Henneberg, American journalist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Eric Medlen, American race car driver (d. 2007)

Births47 years ago

1974 - Scott MacRae, American baseball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Joe Perry, English snooker player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Niklas Sundin, Swedish musician and artist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistani cricketer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Marty Turco, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1976 - Geno Carlisle, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Nicolás Lapentti, Ecuadorian tennis player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Michael Klim, Polish-Australian swimmer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kenyan Weaks, American basketball player and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Dwight Smith, American football player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Román Colón, Dominican baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Corey Patterson, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Taizō Sugimura, Japanese politician

Births41 years ago

1980 - Murtz Jaffer, Canadian journalist

Births40 years ago

1982 - Christopher Raeburn, English fashion designer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Sarah Huckabee Sanders, American political consultant and press secretary

Births38 years ago

1982 - Sebastian Stan, Romanian-American actor

Births38 years ago

1983 - Dallas Braden, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Aleš Hemský, Czech ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ľubomír Michalík, Slovak footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Christian Müller, German footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Alona Bondarenko, Ukrainian tennis player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Boone Logan, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - James Morrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births36 years ago

1985 - Gerrit van Look, German rugby player and coach

Births35 years ago

1987 - Jose Lorenzo Diokno, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Devin McCourty, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jason McCourty, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jamie Reed, Welsh footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Keith Benson, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Brandon Workman, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Greg Draper, New Zealand footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Justin Greene, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Israel Jiménez, Mexican footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - DeMarcus Cousins, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Benjamin Stambouli, French footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Dave Days, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births29 years ago

1992 - Lucas Moura, Brazilian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Katrina Gorry, Australian football player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Alicja Tchórz, Polish swimmer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Moses Mbye, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Filip Forsberg, Swedish ice hockey player

Births26 years ago

1996 - Antonia Lottner, German tennis player

Births24 years ago

1998 - Dalma Gálfi, Hungarian tennis player

Births22 years ago

1998 - Dina and Arina Averina, Russian rhythmic gymnasts

Births22 years ago

Deaths

587 - Radegund, Frankish princess and saint (b. 520)

Deaths

604 - Wen, emperor of the Sui Dynasty (b. 541)

Deaths

612 - Fabia Eudokia, Byzantine empress (b. 580)

Deaths

662 - Maximus the Confessor, Byzantine theologian

Deaths

696 - Takechi, Japanese prince

Deaths

900 - Zwentibold, king of Lotharingia (b. 870)

Deaths

908 - Al-Muktafi, Abbasid caliph

Deaths

981 - Gyeongjong, king of Goryeo (Korea) (b. 955)

Deaths

1134 - Irene of Hungary, Byzantine empress (b. 1088)

Deaths886 years ago

1297 - Nawrūz, Mongol emir

Deaths723 years ago
Deaths709 years ago

1382 - Eleanor of Aragon, queen of Castile (b. 1358)

Deaths638 years ago

1447 - Filippo Maria Visconti, duke of Milan (b. 1392)

Deaths573 years ago

1523 - Gerard David, Flemish painter (b. 1460)

Deaths497 years ago

1608 - Giambologna, Italian sculptor (b. 1529)

Deaths412 years ago

1617 - Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss clergyman and theologian (b. 1540)

Deaths403 years ago

1667 - Jeremy Taylor, Irish bishop and saint (b. 1613)

Deaths353 years ago

1686 - Louis Maimbourg, French priest and historian (b. 1610)

Deaths334 years ago

1721 - Jacques Lelong, French priest and author (b. 1665)

Deaths299 years ago

1744 - John Cruger, Danish-American businessman and politician, 39th Mayor of New York City (b. 1678)

Deaths276 years ago

1749 - Johann Elias Schlegel, German poet and critic (b. 1719)

Deaths271 years ago

1766 - Margaret Fownes-Luttrell, English painter (b. 1726)

Deaths254 years ago

1795 - Ahilyabai Holkar, Queen of Indore (b. 1725)

Deaths225 years ago

1826 - René Laennec, French physician, invented the stethoscope (b. 1781)

Deaths194 years ago

1863 - Eugène Delacroix, French painter and lithographer (b. 1798)

Deaths157 years ago

1865 - Ignaz Semmelweis, Hungarian physician and obstetrician (b. 1818)

Deaths155 years ago

1910 - Florence Nightingale, Italian-English nurse and theologian (b. 1820)

Deaths110 years ago

1912 - Jules Massenet, French composer (b. 1842)

Deaths108 years ago

1917 - Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)

Deaths103 years ago

1934 - Mary Hunter Austin, American author and playwright (b. 1868)

Deaths86 years ago

1937 - Sigizmund Levanevsky, Soviet aircraft pilot of Polish origin (b. 1902)

Deaths83 years ago

1946 - H. G. Wells, English novelist, historian, and critic (b. 1866)

Deaths74 years ago

1954 - Demetrius Constantine Dounis, Greek violinist and mandolin player (b. 1886)

Deaths66 years ago

1958 - Francis J. McCormick, American football, basketball player, and coach (b. 1903)

Deaths62 years ago

1963 - Louis Bastien, French cyclist and fencer (b. 1881)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Hayato Ikeda, Japanese lawyer and politician, 58th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)

Deaths55 years ago

1971 - W. O. Bentley, English race car driver and engineer, founded Bentley Motors Limited (b. 1888)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Willy Rey, Dutch-Canadian model (b. 1949)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Murilo Mendes, Brazilian poet and telegrapher (b. 1901)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Lonnie Mayne, American wrestler (b. 1944)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Andrew Dasburg, American painter and sculptor (b. 1887)

Deaths41 years ago

1984 - Tigran Petrosian, Georgian-Armenian chess player (b. 1929)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Helen Mack, American actress (b. 1913)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - Tim Richmond, American race car driver (b. 1955)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Larkin I. Smith, American police officer and politician (b. 1944)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - James Roosevelt, American general and politician (b. 1907)

Deaths29 years ago

1995 - Alison Hargreaves, English mountaineer (b. 1963)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Jan Křesadlo, Czech-English psychologist and author (b. 1926)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Mickey Mantle, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1931)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - António de Spínola, Portuguese general and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1910)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Nino Ferrer, Italian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Edward Ginzton, Ukrainian-American physicist and academic (b. 1915)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Julien Green, American author (b. 1900)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Rafael Robles, Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1947)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Ignatz Bubis, German Jewish religious leader (b. 1927)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and lawyer (b. 1960)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Nazia Hassan, Pakistani singer-songwriter (b. 1965)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Otto Stuppacher, Austrian race car driver (b. 1947)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Jim Hughes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Ed Townsend, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1929)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Julia Child, American chef, author, and television host (b. 1912)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Miguel Arraes, Brazilian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - David Lange, New Zealand lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1942)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Tony Jay, English actor and singer (b. 1933)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (b. 1975)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Brian Adams, American wrestler (b. 1964)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Brooke Astor, American philanthropist and socialite (b. 1902)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1917)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Henri Cartan, French mathematician and academic (b. 1904)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Bill Gwatney, American politician (b. 1959)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Jack Weil, American businessman (b. 1901)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Lavelle Felton, American basketball player (b. 1980)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Panagiotis Bachramis, Greek footballer (b. 1976)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Lance Cade, American wrestler (b. 1981)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Edwin Newman, American journalist and author (b. 1919)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Tareque Masud, Bangladeshi director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1957)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Mishuk Munier, Bangladeshi journalist and cinematographer (b. 1959)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Hugo Adam Bedau, American philosopher and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Helen Gurley Brown, American journalist and author (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ray Jordon, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Joan Roberts, American actress and singer (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Lothar Bisky, German politician (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Aaron Selber, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jean Vincent, French footballer and manager (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Frans Brüggen, Dutch flute player and conductor (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Eduardo Campos, Brazilian politician, 14th Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology (b. 1965)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Martino Finotto, Italian race car driver (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Süleyman Seba, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago
Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Bob Fillion, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Om Prakash Munjal, Indian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Hero Cycles (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Kenny Baker, English actor and musician (b. 1934)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu leader (b. 1921)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Jim Neidhart, American wrestler (b. 1955)

Deaths2 years ago

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