Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while August 31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Monday in August. (South Sudan)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which La Tomatina can fall, while August 31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Wednesday in August. (Buñol)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Uruguay from Brazil in 1825.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

766 - Emperor Constantine V humiliates nineteen high-ranking officials, after discovering a plot against him. He executes the leaders, Constantine Podopagouros and his brother Strategios.

Events

1248 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.

Events772 years ago

1258 - Regent George Mouzalon and his brothers are killed during a coup headed by the aristocratic faction under Michael VIII Palaiologos, paving the way for its leader to ultimately usurp the throne of the Empire of Nicaea.

Events762 years ago

1270 - King Louis IX of France dies in Tunis while on the Eighth Crusade.

Events750 years ago

1537 - The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.

Events483 years ago

1543 - António Mota and a few companions become the first Europeans to visit Japan.

Events477 years ago

1580 - War of the Portuguese Succession: Spanish victory at the Battle of Alcântara brings about the Iberian Union.

Events440 years ago

1609 - Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.

Events411 years ago

1630 - Portuguese forces are defeated by the Kingdom of Kandy at the Battle of Randeniwela in Sri Lanka.

Events390 years ago

1758 - Seven Years' War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.

Events262 years ago

1814 - War of 1812: On the second day of the Burning of Washington, British troops torch the Library of Congress, United States Treasury, Department of War, and other public buildings.

Events206 years ago

1823 - American fur trapper Hugh Glass is mauled by a grizzly bear while on an expedition in South Dakota.

Events197 years ago

1825 - Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil.

Events195 years ago

1830 - The Belgian Revolution begins.

Events190 years ago

1835 - The first Great Moon Hoax article is published in The New York Sun, announcing the discovery of life and civilization on the Moon.

Events185 years ago

1875 - Captain Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 21 hours and 45 minutes.

Events145 years ago

1883 - France and Viet Nam sign the Treaty of Huế, recognizing a French protectorate over Annam and Tonkin.

Events137 years ago

1894 - Kitasato Shibasaburō discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.

Events126 years ago

1898 - Seven hundred Greek civilians, 17 British guards and the British Consul of Crete are killed by a Turkish mob in Heraklion, Greece.

Events122 years ago

1914 - World War I: Japan declares war on Austria-Hungary.

Events106 years ago

1914 - World War I: The library of the Catholic University of Leuven is deliberately destroyed by the German Army. Hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable volumes and Gothic and Renaissance manuscripts are lost.

Events106 years ago

1916 - The United States National Park Service is created.

Events104 years ago

1920 - Polish–Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, which began on August 13, ends with the Red Army's defeat.

Events100 years ago

1933 - The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.

Events87 years ago

1939 - The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.

Events81 years ago
Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: Second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons; a Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal is turned back by an Allied air attack.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.

Events76 years ago

1945 - Ten days after World War II ends with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Chinese Communist Party kill U.S. intelligence officer John Birch, regarded by some of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War.

Events75 years ago

1948 - The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.

Events72 years ago

1950 - President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.

Events70 years ago

1961 - President Jânio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power, initiating a political crisis that culminates in a military coup in 1964.

Events59 years ago

1967 - George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, is assassinated by a former member of his group.

Events53 years ago
Events40 years ago

1981 - Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn.

Events39 years ago

1989 - Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the second to last planet in the Solar System at the time.

Events31 years ago

1991 - Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union.

Events29 years ago

1991 - The Battle of Vukovar begins. An 87-day siege of Vukovar by the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), supported by various Serb paramilitary forces, between August and November 1991 (during the Croatian War of Independence).

Events29 years ago

1991 - Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.

Events29 years ago

1997 - Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.

Events23 years ago

2001 - American singer Aaliyah and several members of her record company are killed as their overloaded aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport, Bahamas.

Events19 years ago

2006 - Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to nine years imprisonment for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion.

Events14 years ago

2012 - Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.

Events8 years ago

2017 - Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2004. Over the next few days, the storm causes catastrophic flooding throughout much of eastern Texas, killing 106 people and causing $125 billion in damage.

Events3 years ago

2017 - The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army launches its second large-scale attack at the Bangladesh–Myanmar border, prompting a massive military crackdown on Rohingya people by the Myanmar Army.

Events3 years ago

Births

Births553 years ago

1491 - Innocenzo Cybo, Catholic cardinal (d. 1550)

Births529 years ago

1509 - Ippolito II d'Este, Italian cardinal and statesman (d. 1572)

Births511 years ago

1530 - Ivan the Terrible, Russian ruler (d. 1584)

Births490 years ago

1540 - Lady Catherine Grey, English noblewoman (d. 1568)

Births480 years ago

1561 - Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (d. 1632)

Births459 years ago
Births415 years ago

1624 - François de la Chaise, French priest (d. 1709)

Births396 years ago

1662 - John Leverett the Younger, American lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1724)

Births358 years ago

1707 - Louis I of Spain (d. 1724)

Births313 years ago

1724 - George Stubbs, English painter and academic (d. 1806)

Births296 years ago

1741 - Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and author (d. 1792)

Births279 years ago

1744 - Johann Gottfried Herder, German poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1803)

Births276 years ago

1758 - Franz Teyber, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1810)

Births262 years ago

1767 - Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician (d. 1794)

Births253 years ago

1776 - Thomas Bladen Capel, English admiral (d. 1853)

Births244 years ago
Births234 years ago

1796 - James Lick, American carpenter and piano builder (d. 1876)

Births224 years ago

1802 - Nikolaus Lenau, Romanian-Austrian poet and author (d. 1850)

Births218 years ago
Births217 years ago

1812 - Nikolay Zinin, Russian organic chemist (d. 1880)

Births208 years ago

1817 - Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (d. 1898)

Births203 years ago

1819 - Allan Pinkerton, Scottish-American detective and spy (d. 1884)

Births201 years ago

1829 - Carlo Acton, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1909)

Births191 years ago

1836 - Bret Harte, American short story writer and poet (d. 1902)

Births184 years ago

1840 - George C. Magoun, American businessman (d. 1893)

Births180 years ago

1841 - Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)

Births179 years ago
Births175 years ago

1850 - Charles Richet, French physiologist and occultist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)

Births170 years ago

1867 - James W. Gerard, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Germany (d. 1951)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Tom Kiely, British-Irish decathlete (d. 1951)

Births151 years ago

1877 - Joshua Lionel Cowen, American businessman, co-founded the Lionel Corporation (d. 1965)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Ted Birnie, English footballer and manager (d. 1935)

Births142 years ago

1882 - Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish journalist and politician, 2nd President of Ireland (d. 1966)

Births138 years ago

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

Births131 years ago

1891 - David Shimoni, Belarusian-Israeli poet and translator (d. 1956)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Henry Trendley Dean, American dentist (d. 1962)

Births127 years ago

1898 - Helmut Hasse, German mathematician and academic (d. 1975)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Arthur Wood, English cricketer (d. 1973)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Paul Herman Buck, American historian and author (d. 1978)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Isobel Hogg Kerr Beattie, Scottish architect (d. 1970)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Hans Adolf Krebs, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Stefan Wolpe, German-American composer and educator (d. 1972)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Arpad Elo, Hungarian-American chess player, created the Elo rating system (d. 1992)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Faustina Kowalska, Polish nun and saint (d. 1938)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Jim Smith, English cricketer (d. 1979)

Births114 years ago

1909 - Ruby Keeler, Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1993)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Michael Rennie, English actor and producer (d. 1971)

Births111 years ago

1910 - George Cisar, American baseball player (d. 2010)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Dorothea Tanning, American painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 2012)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd Minister of Defence for Vietnam (d. 2013)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Erich Honecker, German soldier and politician (d. 1994)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Don DeFore, American actor (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Walt Kelly, American illustrator and animator (d. 1973)

Births107 years ago

1916 - Van Johnson, American actor (d. 2008)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Saburō Sakai, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (d. 2000)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Richard Greene, English actor (d. 1985)

Births102 years ago

1919 - William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator (d. 2010)

Births101 years ago

1919 - George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (d. 1998)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Jaap Rijks, Dutch Olympic medalist (d. 2017)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Monty Hall, Canadian-American television personality and game show host (d. 2017)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Bryce Mackasey, Canadian businessman and politician, 20th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 1999)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Brian Moore, Northern Irish-Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Álvaro Mutis, Colombian-Mexican author and poet (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Allyre Sirois, Canadian lawyer and judge (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Zsuzsa Körmöczy, Hungarian tennis player and coach (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Thea Astley, Australian journalist and author (d. 2004)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Hilmar Hoffmann, German film and culture academic (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Stepas Butautas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2001)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Althea Gibson, American tennis player and golfer (d. 2003)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Des Renford, Australian swimmer (d. 1999)

Births93 years ago

1928 - John "Kayo" Dottley, American football player (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2004)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Karl Korte, American composer and academic

Births92 years ago

1928 - Herbert Kroemer, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births92 years ago

1930 - Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer

Births90 years ago

1930 - György Enyedi, Hungarian economist and geographer (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (d. 2003)

Births90 years ago
Births90 years ago

1931 - Regis Philbin, American actor and television host

Births89 years ago

1933 - Patrick F. McManus, American journalist and author (d. 2018)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Wayne Shorter, American saxophonist and composer

Births87 years ago

1933 - Tom Skerritt, American actor

Births87 years ago

1934 - Lise Bacon, Canadian judge and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec

Births86 years ago

1934 - Eddie Ilarde, Filipino journalist and politician

Births86 years ago

1935 - Charles Wright, American poet

Births85 years ago

1936 - Giridharilal Kedia, Indian businessman, founded the Image Institute of Technology & Management (d. 2009)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Jimmy Hannan, Australian television host and singer (d. 2019)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Virginia Euwer Wolff, American author

Births83 years ago

1938 - David Canary, American actor (d. 2015)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Frederick Forsyth, English journalist and author

Births82 years ago

1939 - John Badham, English-American actor, director, and producer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Wilhelm von Homburg, German boxer and actor (d. 2004)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Marshall Brickman, Brazilian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - Mario Corso, Italian footballer and coach

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ludwig Müller, German footballer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Nathan Deal, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 82nd Governor of Georgia

Births78 years ago

1944 - Conrad Black, Canadian historian and author

Births76 years ago

1944 - Jacques Demers, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Anthony Heald, American actor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Andrew Longmore, British lawyer and judge

Births76 years ago

1945 - Daniel Hulet, Belgian cartoonist (d. 2011)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Hannah Louise Shearer, American screenwriter and producer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Rollie Fingers, American baseball player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Charles Ghigna, American poet and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Charlie Sanders, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2015)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Michael Kaluta, American author and illustrator

Births73 years ago

1947 - Keith Tippett, British jazz pianist and composer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Ledward Kaapana, American singer and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Nicholas A. Peppas, Greek chemist and biologist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Martin Amis, British novelist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Rijkman Groenink, Dutch banker and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 - John Savage, American actor and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Gene Simmons, Israeli-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births71 years ago

1950 - Willy DeVille, American singer and songwriter (d. 2009)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Charles Fambrough, American bassist, composer, and producer (d. 2011)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Rob Halford, English heavy metal singer-songwriter (Judas Priest)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Bill Handel, Brazilian-American lawyer and radio host

Births69 years ago

1952 - Kurban Berdyev, Turkmen footballer and manager

Births68 years ago

1952 - Geoff Downes, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach

Births68 years ago

1954 - Elvis Costello, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births66 years ago
Births66 years ago

1955 - John McGeoch, Scottish guitarist (d. 2004)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Gerd Müller, German businessman and politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Matt Aitken, English songwriter and record producer (Stock Aitken Waterman)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Takeshi Okada, Japanese footballer, coach, and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - Henri Toivonen, Finnish race car driver (d. 1986)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Sikander Bakht, Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1957 - Simon McBurney, English actor and director

Births63 years ago

1957 - Frank Serratore, American ice hockey player and coach

Births63 years ago

1958 - Tim Burton, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1959 - Ian Falconer, American author and illustrator

Births61 years ago

1959 - Steve Levy, American lawyer and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Bernardo Rezende, Brazilian volleyball coach and former player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Lane Smith, American author and illustrator

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ruth Ann Swenson, American soprano and actress

Births61 years ago

1960 - Georg Zellhofer, Austrian footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1961 - Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births59 years ago

1962 - Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Theresa Andrews, American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion

Births58 years ago

1962 - Vivian Campbell, Northern Irish rock guitarist and songwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Michael Zorc, German footballer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Miro Cerar, Slovenian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Slovenia

Births57 years ago

1963 - Shock G, American rapper and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Tiina Intelmann, Estonian lawyer and diplomat

Births57 years ago

1964 - Azmin Ali, Malaysian mathematician and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Maxim Kontsevich, Russian-American mathematician and academic

Births56 years ago

1964 - Blair Underwood, American actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Joanne Whalley, English actress

Births56 years ago

1965 - Cornelius Bennett, American football player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Sanjeev Sharma, Indian cricketer and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Albert Belle, American baseball player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Derek Sherinian, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Terminator X, American hip-hop DJ (Public Enemy)

Births54 years ago

1967 - Jeff Tweedy, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Yuri Mitsui, Japanese actress, model, and race car driver

Births52 years ago

1968 - Stuart Murdoch, Scottish singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Spider One, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Rachael Ray, American chef, author, and television host

Births52 years ago

1968 - Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Olga Konkova, Norwegian-Russian pianist and composer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Cameron Mathison, Canadian actor and television personality

Births51 years ago

1969 - Catriona Matthew, Scottish golfer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Vivek Razdan, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1970 - Doug Glanville, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Debbie Graham, American tennis player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Robert Horry, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Adrian Lam, Papua New Guinean-Australian rugby league player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jo Dee Messina, American singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Claudia Schiffer, German model and fashion designer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Jason Death, Australian rugby league player

Births49 years ago

1973 - Fatih Akın, German director, producer, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Pablo Ozuna, Dominican baseball player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Brad Drew, Australian rugby league player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Petria Thomas, Australian swimmer and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Damon Jones, American basketball player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Javed Qadeer, Pakistani cricketer and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor

Births44 years ago

1977 - Masumi Asano, Japanese voice actress and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Andy McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Kel Mitchell, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Robert Mohr, German rugby player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Marlon Harewood, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Philipp Mißfelder, German historian and politician (d. 2015)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Deanna Nolan, American basketball player

Births41 years ago

1981 - Rachel Bilson, American actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jan-Berrie Burger, Namibian cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Camille Pin, French tennis player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jung Jung-suk, South Korean footballer (d. 2011)

Births38 years ago

1983 - James Rossiter, English race car driver

Births37 years ago

1984 - Florian Mohr, German footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Anya Monzikova, Russian-American model and actress

Births36 years ago

1986 - Rodney Ferguson, American footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Stacey Farber, Canadian actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Velimir Jovanović, Serbian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Blake Lively, American model and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Amy Macdonald, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Justin Upton, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Adam Warren, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - James Wesolowski, Australian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Angela Park, Brazilian-American golfer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Hiram Mier, Mexican footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Max Muncy, American baseball player

Births30 years ago

1992 - Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer and actress

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ricardo Rodriguez, Swiss footballer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Edmunds Augstkalns, Latvian ice hockey player

Births26 years ago

1998 - China Anne McClain, American actress and singer

Births22 years ago

Deaths

AD 79 - Pliny the Elder, Roman commander and philosopher (b. 23)

Deaths

AD 79 - Drusilla, Judean princess, daughter of Agrippa (b. 38)

Deaths

274 - Yang Yan, Jin Dynasty empress (b. 238)

Deaths

306 - Saint Maginus, Christian hermit and martyr from Tarragona

Deaths

383 - Gratian, Roman emperor (b. 359)

Deaths

766 - Constantine Podopagouros, Byzantine official

Deaths

766 - Strategios Podopagouros, Byzantine general

Deaths1254 years ago

1091 - Sisnando Davides, military leader

Deaths929 years ago
Deaths828 years ago

1258 - George Mouzalon, regent of the Empire of Nicaea

Deaths762 years ago

1270 - Louis IX of France (b. 1214)

Deaths750 years ago

1270 - Alphonso of Brienne (b. c. 1225)

Deaths750 years ago
Deaths749 years ago

1282 - Thomas de Cantilupe, English bishop and saint (b. 1218)

Deaths738 years ago

1322 - Beatrice of Silesia, queen consort of Germany (b. c. 1292)

Deaths698 years ago

1327 - Demasq Kaja, Chobanid

Deaths693 years ago

1330 - Sir James Douglas, Scottish guerilla leader (b. 1286)

Deaths690 years ago
Deaths681 years ago

1368 - Andrea Orcagna, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect

Deaths652 years ago

1482 - Margaret of Anjou (b. 1429)

Deaths538 years ago

1485 - William Catesby, supporter of Richard III (b. 1450)

Deaths535 years ago

1554 - Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English soldier and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1473)

Deaths466 years ago
Deaths428 years ago

1603 - Ahmad al-Mansur, Sultan of the Saadi dynasty (b. 1549)

Deaths417 years ago
Deaths389 years ago

1632 - Thomas Dekker, English author and playwright (b. 1572)

Deaths388 years ago

1688 - Henry Morgan, Welsh admiral and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (b. 1635)

Deaths332 years ago
Deaths321 years ago
Deaths309 years ago

1742 - Carlos Seixas, Portuguese organist and composer (b. 1704)

Deaths278 years ago

1774 - Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer and educator (b. 1714)

Deaths246 years ago

1776 - David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1711)

Deaths244 years ago

1794 - Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau, Belgian-Austrian diplomat (b. 1727)

Deaths226 years ago

1797 - Thomas Chittenden, Governor of the Vermont Republic (later 1st Governor of the State of Vermont) (b. 1730)

Deaths223 years ago

1819 - James Watt, Scottish-English engineer and instrument maker (b. 1736)

Deaths201 years ago

1822 - William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer (b. 1738)

Deaths198 years ago

1867 - Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (b. 1791)

Deaths153 years ago

1882 - Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Estonian physician and author (b. 1803)

Deaths138 years ago

1886 - Zinovios Valvis, Greek lawyer and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1791)

Deaths134 years ago

1892 - William Champ, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Tasmania (b. 1808)

Deaths128 years ago

1900 - Friedrich Nietzsche, German philologist, philosopher, and critic (b. 1844)

Deaths120 years ago

1904 - Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter and lithographer (b. 1836)

Deaths116 years ago

1908 - Henri Becquerel, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)

Deaths112 years ago

1916 - Mary Tappan Wright, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1851)

Deaths104 years ago

1921 - Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet and critic (b. 1886)

Deaths99 years ago

1924 - Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general and politician (b. 1818)

Deaths96 years ago

1924 - Velma Caldwell Melville, American editor, and writer of prose and poetry (b. 1858)

Deaths96 years ago

1925 - Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austrian field marshal (b. 1852)

Deaths95 years ago

1930 - Frankie Campbell, American boxer (b. 1904)

Deaths90 years ago

1931 - Dorothea Fairbridge, South African author and co-founder of Guild of Loyal Women (b. 1862)

Deaths89 years ago

1938 - Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian pilot, explorer, and author (b. 1870)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Babe Siebert, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1904)

Deaths81 years ago
Deaths80 years ago
Deaths78 years ago

1945 - John Birch, American soldier and missionary (b. 1918)

Deaths75 years ago

1956 - Alfred Kinsey, American biologist and academic (b. 1894)

Deaths64 years ago

1965 - Moonlight Graham, American baseball player and physician (b. 1879)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Stanley Bruce, Australian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Oscar Cabalén, Argentine race car driver (b. 1928)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Paul Muni, Ukrainian-born American actor (b. 1895)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - George Lincoln Rockwell, American commander, politician, and activist, founded the American Nazi Party (b. 1918)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1910)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Robert Cosgrove, Australian politician, 30th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1884)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Tachū Naitō, Japanese architect and engineer, designed the Tokyo Tower (b. 1886)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Ted Lewis, American singer and clarinet player (b. 1890)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Dezső Pattantyús-Ábrahám, Hungarian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1875)

Deaths47 years ago

1976 - Eyvind Johnson, Swedish novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Károly Kós, Hungarian architect, ethnologist, and politician (b. 1883)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Stan Kenton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1911)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1919)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Nassos Kedrakas, Greek actor and cinematographer (b. 1915)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Anna German, Polish singer (b. 1936)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Truman Capote, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1924)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Viktor Chukarin, Ukrainian gymnast and coach (b. 1921)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Waite Hoyt, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1899)

Deaths36 years ago

1988 - Art Rooney, American businessman, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (b. 1901)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Morley Callaghan, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1903)

Deaths30 years ago

1995 - Doug Stegmeyer, American bass player and producer (b. 1951)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American lawyer and Supreme Court justice (b. 1907)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Rob Fisher, English keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1956)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Carl Barks, American author and illustrator (b. 1901)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Frederick C. Bock, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Jack Nitzsche, American pianist, composer, and producer (b. 1937)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Allen Woody, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1955)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Aaliyah, American singer and actress (b. 1979)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Üzeyir Garih, Turkish engineer and businessman, co-founded Alarko Holding (b. 1929)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Ken Tyrrell, English race car driver and businessman, founded Tyrrell Racing (b. 1924)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Dorothy Hewett, Australian author and poet (b. 1923)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Tom Feelings, American author and illustrator (b. 1933)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Peter Glotz, Czech-German academic and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths15 years ago

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

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Benjamin Aaron, American lawyer and scholar (b. 1915)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Ahmad Faraz, Pakistani poet (b. 1931)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (b. 1964)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Ted Kennedy, American politician (b. 1932)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Mandé Sidibé, Malian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Mali (b. 1940)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Lazar Mojsov, Macedonian politician (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Florencio Amarilla, Paraguayan footballer, coach, and actor (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Neil Armstrong, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Roberto González Barrera, Mexican banker and businessman (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Donald Gorrie, Scottish educator and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ciril Bergles, Slovene poet and translator (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - António Borges, Portuguese economist and banker (b. 1949)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - William Froug, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Liu Fuzhi, Chinese academic and politician, 3rd Minister of Justice for China (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Raghunath Panigrahi, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Brazilian footballer (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - William Greaves, American director and producer (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Marcel Masse, Canadian educator and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of National Defence (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nico M. M. Nibbering, Dutch chemist and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Uziah Thompson, Jamaican-American drummer and producer (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Enrique Zileri, Peruvian journalist and publisher (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - José María Benegas, Spanish lawyer and politician (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Francis Sejersted, Norwegian historian and academic (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Marvin Kaplan, American actor (b. 1927)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Rich Piana, American bodybuilder (b. 1971)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - John McCain, American politician (b. 1936)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian business magnate & engineer (b. 1937)

Deaths1 years ago

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