Holidays and observances

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

Long Tan Day, also called Vietnam Veterans' Day (Australia)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

684 - Battle of Marj Rahit: Umayyad partisans defeat the supporters of Ibn al-Zubayr and cement Umayyad control of Syria.

Events

1304 - The Battle of Mons-en-Pévèle is fought to a draw between the French army and the Flemish militias.

Events716 years ago

1487 - The Siege of Málaga ends with the taking of the city by Castilian and Aragonese forces.

Events533 years ago

1572 - Marriage in Paris, France, of the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre to Margaret of Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.

Events448 years ago

1587 - Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas.

Events433 years ago

1590 - John White, the governor of the Roanoke Colony, returns from a supply trip to England and finds his settlement deserted.

Events430 years ago

1612 - The trial of the Pendle witches, one of England's most famous witch trials, begins at Lancaster Assizes.

Events408 years ago

1634 - Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.

Events386 years ago

1783 - A huge fireball meteor is seen across Great Britain as it passes over the east coast.

Events237 years ago

1826 - Major Gordon Laing becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu.

Events194 years ago

1838 - The Wilkes Expedition, which would explore the Puget Sound and Antarctica, weighs anchor at Hampton Roads.

Events182 years ago

1848 - Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez are executed on the orders of Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas.

Events172 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Globe Tavern: Union forces try to cut a vital Confederate supply-line into Petersburg, Virginia, by attacking the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.

Events156 years ago
Events152 years ago
Events150 years ago

1891 - Major hurricane strikes Martinique, leaving 700 dead.

Events129 years ago

1903 - German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright brothers.

Events117 years ago

1917 - A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.

Events103 years ago

1920 - The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage.

Events100 years ago

1938 - The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York, United States with Ontario, Canada over the Saint Lawrence River, is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Events82 years ago

1940 - World War II: The Hardest Day air battle, part of the Battle of Britain. At that point, the largest aerial engagement in history with heavy losses sustained on both sides.

Events80 years ago

1945 - Sukarno takes office as the first president of Indonesia, following the country's declaration of independence the previous day.

Events75 years ago

1950 - Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.

Events70 years ago

1958 - Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.

Events62 years ago

1958 - Brojen Das from Bangladesh swims across the English Channel in a competition, as the first Bengali and the first Asian to do so. He came first among 39 competitors.

Events62 years ago

1963 - Civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

Events57 years ago

1965 - Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins: United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.

Events55 years ago

1966 - Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Tan ensues after a patrol from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment clashes with a Viet Cong force in Phước Tuy Province.

Events54 years ago

1971 - Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.

Events49 years ago

1976 - In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, the Axe murder incident results in the death of two US soldiers.

Events44 years ago

1977 - Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No. 83 of 1967 in King William's Town, South Africa. He later dies from injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa's apartheid policies.

Events43 years ago

1983 - Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 21 people and causing over US$1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).

Events37 years ago

1989 - Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.

Events31 years ago

2003 - One year old Zachary Turner is murdered in Newfoundland by his mother who was awarded custody despite facing trial for the murder of Zachary's father. The case led to reform of Canada's bail laws.

Events17 years ago

2005 - A massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, one of the largest and most widespread power outages in history.

Events15 years ago

2008 - President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf resigns under threat of impeachment.

Events12 years ago

2008 - War of Afghanistan: Uzbin Valley ambush occurs.

Events12 years ago

2017 - The first terrorist attack ever sentenced as a crime in Finland kills two and injures eight.

Events3 years ago

2019 - 100 activists, officials, and other concerned citizens in Iceland hold a funeral for Okjökull glacier, which has completely melted after once covering six square miles (15.5 km).

Events1 years ago

Births

1305 - Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese Shōgun (d. 1358)

Births715 years ago

1450 - Marko Marulić, Croatian poet and author (d. 1524)

Births570 years ago

1458 - Lorenzo Pucci, Catholic cardinal (d. 1531)

Births562 years ago

1497 - Francesco Canova da Milano, Italian composer (d. 1543)

Births523 years ago
Births478 years ago
Births441 years ago

1587 - Virginia Dare, Virginia colony settler (d. ????)

Births433 years ago

1596 - Jean Bolland, Flemish priest and hagiographer (d. 1665)

Births424 years ago

1605 - Henry Hammond, English churchman and theologian (d. 1660)

Births415 years ago
Births414 years ago

1629 - Agneta Horn, Swedish writer (d. 1672)

Births391 years ago

1657 - Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and painter (d. 1743)

Births363 years ago

1685 - Brook Taylor, English mathematician and theorist (d. 1731)

Births335 years ago
Births328 years ago

1700 - Baji Rao I, first Peshwa of Maratha Empire (d. 1740)

Births320 years ago

1720 - Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English politician (d. 1760)

Births300 years ago

1750 - Antonio Salieri, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1825)

Births270 years ago

1754 - François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general and engineer (d. 1833)

Births266 years ago

1774 - Meriwether Lewis, American soldier, explorer, and politician (d. 1809)

Births246 years ago
Births228 years ago

1803 - Nathan Clifford, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 19th United States Attorney General (d. 1881)

Births217 years ago

1807 - B. T. Finniss, Australian politician, 1st Premier of South Australia (d. 1893)

Births213 years ago
Births201 years ago

1822 - Isaac P. Rodman, American general and politician (d. 1862)

Births198 years ago
Births190 years ago

1831 - Ernest Noel, Scottish businessman and politician (d. 1931)

Births189 years ago

1834 - Marshall Field, American businessman, founded Marshall Field's (d. 1906)

Births186 years ago

1841 - William Halford, English-American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)

Births179 years ago

1855 - Alfred Wallis, English painter and illustrator (d. 1942)

Births165 years ago

1857 - Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian-American bishop and missionary (d. 1926)

Births163 years ago

1863 - Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, American painter (d. 1930)

Births157 years ago

1869 - Carl Rungius, German-American painter and educator (d. 1959)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Lavr Kornilov, Russian general and explorer (d. 1918)

Births150 years ago

1879 - Alexander Rodzyanko, Russian general (d. 1970)

Births141 years ago

1883 - Sidney Hatch, American runner and soldier (d. 1966)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and critic (d. 1964)

Births135 years ago

1887 - John Anthony Sydney Ritson, English rugby player, mines inspector, engineer and professor of mining (d. 1957)

Births133 years ago

1890 - Walther Funk, German economist and politician, Reich Minister of Economics (d. 1960)

Births130 years ago

1893 - Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1985)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Ernest MacMillan, Canadian conductor and composer (d. 1973)

Births127 years ago

1896 - Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1933)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Clemente Biondetti, Italian race car driver (d. 1955)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Ruth Bonner, Soviet Communist activist, sentenced to a labor camp during Joseph Stalin's Great Purge (d. 1987)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Ruth Norman, American religious leader (d. 1993)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Adamson-Eric, Estonian painter (d. 1968)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Margaret Murie, American environmentalist and author (d. 2003)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Lucienne Boyer, French singer (d. 1983)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Max Factor, Jr., American businessman (d. 1996)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Enoch Light, American bandleader, violinist, and recording engineer (d. 1978)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Marcel Carné, French director and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Curtis Jones, American blues pianist and singer (d. 1971)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Edgar Faure, French historian and politician, 139th Prime Minister of France (d. 1988)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Olav H. Hauge, Norwegian poet and gardener (d. 1994)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Bill Merritt, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1977)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Gérard Filion, Canadian businessman and journalist (d. 2005)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Herman Berlinski, Polish-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2001)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Robert Winters, Canadian colonel, engineer, and politician, 26th Canadian Minister of Public Works (d. 1969)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Amelia Boynton Robinson, American activist (d. 2015)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Klara Dan von Neumann, Hungarian computer scientist and programmer (d. 1963)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Otto Ernst Remer, German general (d. 1997)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (d. 1983)

Births107 years ago
Births106 years ago

1915 - Max Lanier, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Neagu Djuvara, Romanian historian, journalist, and diplomat (d. 2018)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Moura Lympany, English pianist (d. 2005)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Caspar Weinberger, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2006)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Cisco Houston, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1961)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Wally Hickel, American businessman and politician, 2nd Governor of Alaska (d. 2010)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Godfrey Evans, English cricketer (d. 1999)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Shelley Winters, American actress (d. 2006)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Lydia Litvyak, Russian lieutenant and pilot (d. 1943)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Zdzisław Żygulski, Polish historian and academic (d. 2015)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Alain Robbe-Grillet, French director, screenwriter, and novelist (d. 2008)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Katherine Victor, American actress (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Brian Aldiss, English author and critic (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Pierre Grondin, Canadian surgeon and academic (d. 2006)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Anis Mansour, Egyptian journalist and author (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Rosalynn Carter, First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981

Births93 years ago

1928 - Marge Schott, American businesswoman (d. 2004)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Sonny Til, American R&B singer (d. 1981)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Hugues Aufray, French singer-songwriter

Births91 years ago

1930 - Liviu Librescu, Romanian-American engineer and academic (d. 2007)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran academic and politician (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago
Births89 years ago

1931 - Hans van Mierlo, Dutch journalist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2010)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Grant Williams, American film, theater and television actor (d. 1985)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Luc Montagnier, French virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births88 years ago

1933 - Just Fontaine, Moroccan-French footballer and manager

Births87 years ago

1933 - Roman Polanski, French-Polish director, producer, screenwriter, and actor

Births87 years ago

1934 - Vincent Bugliosi, American lawyer and author (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and soldier (d. 1972)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Gulzar, Indian poet, lyricist and film director

Births86 years ago

1934 - Michael May, German-Swiss race car driver and engineer

Births86 years ago

1935 - Gail Fisher, American actress (d. 2000)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Hifikepunye Pohamba, Namibian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Namibia

Births85 years ago

1936 - Robert Redford, American actor, director, and producer

Births84 years ago

1937 - Sheila Cassidy, English physician and author

Births83 years ago

1939 - Maxine Brown, American soul/R&B singer-songwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Robert Horton, English businessman (d. 2011)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Johnny Preston, American pop singer (d. 2011)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Adam Makowicz, Polish-Canadian pianist and composer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Gil Whitney, American journalist (d. 1982)

Births80 years ago

1943 - Martin Mull, American actor and comedian

Births77 years ago

1943 - Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (d. 2004)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Paula Danziger, American author (d. 2004)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Robert Hitchcock, Australian sculptor and illustrator

Births76 years ago

1945 - Sarah Dash, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births75 years ago

1945 - Värner Lootsmann, Estonian lawyer and politician

Births75 years ago

1945 - Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and author (d. 1994)

Births75 years ago

1948 - James Jones, English bishop

Births72 years ago

1948 - John Scarlett, English intelligence officer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Nigel Griggs, English bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Dennis Elliott, English drummer and sculptor

Births70 years ago

1952 - Elayne Boosler, American actress, director, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (d. 2009)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ricardo Villa, Argentinian footballer and coach

Births68 years ago

1953 - Louie Gohmert, American captain, lawyer, and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Marvin Isley, American R&B bass player and songwriter (d. 2010)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Umberto Guidoni, Italian astrophysicist, astronaut, and politician

Births66 years ago

1955 - Bruce Benedict, American baseball player and coach

Births65 years ago

1955 - Taher Elgamal, Egyptian-American cryptographer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Tan Dun, Chinese composer

Births65 years ago

1956 - John Debney, American composer and conductor

Births64 years ago

1956 - Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Jon Schwartz, American drummer and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Kelly Willard, American singer-songwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Rainer Woelki, German cardinal

Births64 years ago

1957 - Denis Leary, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Ron Strykert, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Didier Auriol, French race car driver

Births62 years ago

1958 - Madeleine Stowe, American actress

Births62 years ago

1959 - Tom Prichard, American wrestler and trainer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Mike LaValliere, American baseball player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Fat Lever, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1961 - Huw Edwards, Welsh-English journalist and author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Timothy Geithner, American banker and politician, 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury

Births59 years ago

1961 - Bob Woodruff, American journalist and author

Births59 years ago

1962 - Felipe Calderón, Mexican lawyer and politician, 56th President of Mexico (2006–2012)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Geoff Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births58 years ago

1964 - Andi Deris, German singer and songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mark Sargent, Australian rugby league player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Kenny Walker, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1965 - Ikue Ōtani, Japanese voice actress

Births55 years ago

1966 - Gustavo Charif, Argentinian director and producer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Daler Mehndi, Indian Punjabi singer, songwriter and record producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Brian Michael Bendis, American author and illustrator

Births53 years ago

1969 - Mark Kuhlmann, German rugby player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Edward Norton, American actor

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jason Furman, American economist and politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Patrik Andersson, Swedish footballer

Births49 years ago

1974 - Nicole Krauss, American novelist and critic

Births46 years ago

1977 - Paraskevas Antzas, Greek footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Even Kruse Skatrud, Norwegian musician and educator

Births43 years ago

1978 - Andy Samberg, American actor and comedian

Births42 years ago

1979 - Stuart Dew, Australian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Esteban Cambiasso, Argentinian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Rob Nguyen, Australian race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ryan O'Hara, Australian rugby league player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Bart Scott, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jeremy Shockey, American football player

Births40 years ago

1981 - César Delgado, Argentinian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer

Births39 years ago

1983 - Mika, Lebanese-born English recording artist and singer-songwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Cameron White, Australian cricketer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Sigourney Bandjar, Dutch footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Robert Huth, German footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Inge Dekker, Dutch swimmer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Bryan Ruiz, Costa Rican footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Evan Gattis, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ross McCormack, Scottish footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Polish mixed martial artist

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jack Hobbs, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Eggert Jónsson, Icelandic footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - G-Dragon, South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer

Births32 years ago

1992 - Elizabeth Beisel, American swimmer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Bogdan Bogdanović, Serbian basketball player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Jung Eun-ji, South Korean singer-songwriter

Births27 years ago

1993 - Maia Mitchell, Australian actress and singer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Morgan Sanson, French footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Alīna Fjodorova, Latvian figure skater

Births25 years ago

1997 - Renato Sanches, Portuguese footballer

Births23 years ago

Deaths

353 - Decentius, Roman usurper

Deaths
Deaths

472 - Ricimer, Roman general and politician (b. 405)

Deaths

670 - Fiacre, Irish hermit

Deaths

673 - Kim Yu-shin, general of Silla (b. 595)

Deaths

849 - Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian (b. 808)

Deaths
Deaths925 years ago

1211 - Narapatisithu, king of Burma (b. 1150)

Deaths809 years ago

1227 - Genghis Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1162)

Deaths793 years ago

1258 - Theodore II Laskaris, emperor of Nicea (Byzantine emperor in exile)

Deaths762 years ago

1276 - Pope Adrian V (b. 1220)

Deaths744 years ago

1318 - Clare of Montefalco, Italian nun and saint (b. 1268)

Deaths702 years ago

1430 - Thomas de Ros, 8th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (b. 1406)

Deaths590 years ago

1500 - Alfonso of Aragon, Spanish prince (b. 1481)

Deaths520 years ago

1502 - Knut Alvsson, Norwegian nobleman and politician (b. 1455)

Deaths518 years ago

1503 - Pope Alexander VI (b. 1431)

Deaths517 years ago

1550 - Antonio Ferramolino, Italian architect and military engineer

Deaths470 years ago

1559 - Pope Paul IV (b. 1476)

Deaths461 years ago

1563 - Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and philosopher (b. 1530)

Deaths457 years ago

1600 - Sebastiano Montelupi, Italian businessman (b. 1516)

Deaths420 years ago

1613 - Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1540)

Deaths407 years ago

1620 - Wanli Emperor of China (b. 1563)

Deaths400 years ago

1625 - Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche, English diplomat (b. 1556)

Deaths395 years ago

1634 - Urbain Grandier, French priest (b. 1590)

Deaths386 years ago

1642 - Guido Reni, Italian painter and educator (b. 1575)

Deaths378 years ago
Deaths372 years ago

1683 - Charles Hart, English actor (b. 1625)

Deaths337 years ago
Deaths313 years ago

1712 - Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (b. 1660)

Deaths308 years ago
Deaths255 years ago

1815 - Chauncey Goodrich, American lawyer and politician, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (b. 1759)

Deaths205 years ago

1823 - André-Jacques Garnerin, French balloonist and the inventor of the frameless parachute (b. 1769)

Deaths197 years ago

1842 - Louis de Freycinet, French explorer and navigator (b. 1779)

Deaths178 years ago

1850 - Honoré de Balzac, French novelist and playwright (b. 1799)

Deaths170 years ago

1886 - Eli Whitney Blake, American inventor, invented the Mortise lock (b. 1795)

Deaths134 years ago

1919 - Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian businessman and politician, founded the Seagram Company (b. 1841)

Deaths101 years ago

1940 - Walter Chrysler, American businessman, founded Chrysler (b. 1875)

Deaths80 years ago

1943 - Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Azerbaijani general (b. 1865)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Ernst Thälmann, German soldier and politician (b. 1886)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian activist and politician (b. 1897)

Deaths75 years ago

1949 - Paul Mares, American trumpet player and bandleader (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (b. 1900)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Julien Lahaut, Belgian soldier and politician (b. 1884)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Alberto Hurtado, Chilean priest, lawyer, and saint (b. 1901)

Deaths68 years ago
Deaths56 years ago

1968 - Arthur Marshall, American pianist and composer (b. 1881)

Deaths52 years ago

1979 - Vasantrao Naik, Indian politician (b. 1913)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Anita Loos, American author and screenwriter (b. 1889)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Nikolaus Pevsner, German-English historian and scholar (b. 1902)

Deaths37 years ago

1990 - B. F. Skinner, American psychologist and philosopher, invented the Skinner box (b. 1904)

Deaths30 years ago

1994 - Francis Raymond Shea, American bishop (b. 1913)

Deaths26 years ago

1998 - Persis Khambatta, Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India 1965 (b. 1948)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - David Peakall, English chemist and toxicologist (b. 1931)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Dean Riesner, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1918)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Tony Jackson, English singer and bassist (b. 1938)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Elmer Bernstein, American composer and conductor (b. 1922)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Hiram Fong, American soldier and politician (b. 1906)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Chri$ Ca$h, American wrestler (b. 1982)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Ken Kearney, Australian rugby player (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Michael Deaver, American soldier and politician, White House Deputy Chief of Staff (b. 1938)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Magdalen Nabb, English author (b. 1947)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Kim Dae-jung, South Korean lieutenant and politician, 15th President of South Korea, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Rose Friedman, Ukrainian-American economist and author (b. 1910)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Robert Novak, American journalist and author (b. 1931)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Hal Connolly, American hammer thrower and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Benjamin Kaplan, American scholar and jurist (b. 1911)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Harrison Begay, American painter (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Kovatch, American football player (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Scott McKenzie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ra. Ki. Rangarajan, Indian journalist and author (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jesse Robredo, Filipino public servant and politician, 23rd Filipino Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (b. 1958)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Josephine D'Angelo, American baseball player (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jean Kahn, French lawyer and activist (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Albert Murray, American author and critic (b. 1916)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Gordon Faber, American soldier and politician, 39th Mayor of Hillsboro, Oregon (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jim Jeffords, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Levente Lengyel, Hungarian chess player (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Don Pardo, American radio and television announcer (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Khaled al-Asaad, Syrian archaeologist and author (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Roger Smalley, English-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1943)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Suvra Mukherjee, Wife of former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee. (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Louis Stokes, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Bud Yorkin, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Ernst Nolte, German historian (b. 1923)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Bruce Forsyth, English television presenter and entertainer (b. 1928)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Zoe Laskari, Greek actress and beauty pageant winner (b. 1944)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Denis Edozie, Nigerian Supreme Court judge (b. 1935)

Deaths2 years ago

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Christian feast day
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