Holidays and observances

The Sunday nearest to this date is Go Topless Day (International observance)

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

Events

683 - Yazid I's army kills 11,000 people of Medina including notable Sahabas in Battle of al-Harrah.

Events

1071 - The Seljuq Turks defeat the Byzantine army at the Battle of Manzikert, and soon gain control of most of Anatolia.

Events949 years ago
Events717 years ago

1346 - France suffered a devastating military humiliation at the Battle of Crécy, while England's military reputation was established in an evening's hard fighting.

Events674 years ago

1444 - Battle of St. Jakob an der Birs: A vastly outnumbered force of Swiss Confederates is defeated by the Dauphin Louis (future Louis XI of France) and his army of 'Armagnacs' near Basel.

Events576 years ago

1542 - Francisco de Orellana navigated the Amazon River, reaching the Atlantic Ocean.

Events478 years ago

1748 - The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia.

Events272 years ago

1768 - Captain James Cook sets sail from England on board HMS Endeavour.

Events252 years ago

1778 - The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.

Events242 years ago

1789 - The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.

Events231 years ago

1791 - John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat.

Events229 years ago

1810 - The former viceroy Santiago de Liniers of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata is executed after the defeat of his counter-revolution.

Events210 years ago

1813 - War of the Sixth Coalition: An impromptu battle takes place when French and Prussian-Russian forces accidentally run into each other near Liegnitz, Prussia (now Legnica, Poland).

Events207 years ago

1814 - Chilean War of Independence: Infighting between the rebel forces of José Miguel Carrera and Bernardo O'Higgins erupts in the Battle of Las Tres Acequias.

Events206 years ago

1883 - The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.

Events137 years ago

1914 - World War I: The German colony of Togoland surrenders to French and British forces after a 20-day campaign.

Events106 years ago

1914 - World War I: During the retreat from Mons, the British II Corps commanded by General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien fought a vigorous and successful defensive action at Le Cateau.

Events106 years ago

1920 - The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.

Events100 years ago

1922 - Greco-Turkish War (1919–22): Turkish army launched what has come to be known to the Turks as the "Great Offensive" (Büyük Taarruz). The major Greek defense positions were overrun.

Events98 years ago

1940 - Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France's first black colonial governor.

Events80 years ago

1942 - At Chortkiv, the Ukrainian police and German Schutzpolizei deport two thousand Jews to Bełżec extermination camp. Five hundred of the sick and children are murdered on the spot. This continued until the next day.

Events78 years ago
Events76 years ago

1966 - The South African Border War starts with the battle at Omugulugwombashe.

Events54 years ago
Events50 years ago
Events43 years ago

1978 - Papal conclave: Albino Luciani is elected as Pope John Paul I.

Events42 years ago

1980 - After John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada, in the United States, the FBI inadvertently detonates the bomb during its disarming.

Events40 years ago

1997 - Beni Ali massacre occurs in Algeria, leaving 60 to 100 people dead.

Events23 years ago

1998 - The first flight of the Air Force Delta III ends in disaster 75 seconds after liftoff resulting in the loss of the Galaxy X satellite.

Events22 years ago
Events21 years ago

2009 - Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard is discovered alive in California after being missing for over 18 years.

Events11 years ago

2011 - The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA.

Events9 years ago

2015 - Two U.S. journalists are shot and killed by a disgruntled former coworker while conducting a live report in Moneta, Virginia.

Events5 years ago

Births

Births551 years ago

1548 - Bernardino Poccetti, Italian painter (d. 1612)

Births472 years ago

1582 - Humilis of Bisignano, Italian Franciscan friar and saint (d. 1637)

Births438 years ago

1596 - Frederick V, Elector Palatine, Bohemian king (d. 1632)

Births424 years ago

1676 - Robert Walpole, English scholar and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1745)

Births344 years ago

1694 - Elisha Williams, English colonial minister, academic, and politician (d. 1755)

Births326 years ago

1695 - Marie-Anne-Catherine Quinault, French singer-songwriter (d. 1791)

Births325 years ago

1728 - Johann Heinrich Lambert, Swiss mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1777)

Births292 years ago

1736 - Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1790)

Births284 years ago

1740 - Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, French inventor, invented the hot air balloon (d. 1810)

Births280 years ago

1743 - Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist and biologist (d. 1794)

Births277 years ago

1751 - Manuel Abad y Queipo, Spanish-born Mexican bishop (d. 1825)

Births269 years ago

1775 - William Joseph Behr, German publicist and academic (d. 1851)

Births245 years ago

1792 - Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan soldier and politician, 4th President of Uruguay (d. 1857)

Births228 years ago

1797 - Saint Innocent of Alaska, Russian Orthodox missionary priest, then the first Orthodox bishop and archbishop in the Americas, and finally the Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia (d. 1879)

Births223 years ago

1819 - Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom (d. 1861)

Births201 years ago

1854 - Arnold Fothergill, English cricketer (d. 1932)

Births166 years ago

1856 - Clara Schønfeld, Danish actress (d. 1939)

Births164 years ago

1862 - Herbert Booth, Canadian songwriter and bandleader (d. 1926)

Births158 years ago

1865 - Arthur James Arnot, Scottish-Australian engineer, designed the Spencer Street Power Station (d. 1946)

Births155 years ago

1873 - Lee de Forest, American engineer and academic, invented the Audion tube (d. 1961)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Zona Gale, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1938)

Births146 years ago

1875 - John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Scottish-Canadian historian and politician, 15th Governor General of Canada (d. 1940)

Births145 years ago

1880 - Guillaume Apollinaire, Italian-French author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1918)

Births140 years ago

1882 - James Franck, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Sam Hardy, English footballer (d. 1966)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Jules Romains, French author and poet (d. 1972)

Births135 years ago

1888 - Gustavo R. Vincenti, Maltese architect and developer (d. 1974)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Acharya Chatursen Shastri, Indian author and playwright (d. 1960)

Births129 years ago

1894 - Sparky Adams, American baseball player and farmer (d. 1989)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian soldier and politician (d. 1990)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Yun Posun, South Korean activist and politician, 2nd President of South Korea (d. 1990)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Peggy Guggenheim, American-Italian art collector and philanthropist (d. 1979)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Margaret Utinsky, American nurse, recipient of the Medal of Freedom (d. 1970)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Hellmuth Walter, German-American engineer and businessman (d. 1980)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Eleanor Dark, Australian author and poet (d. 1985)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Hans Kammler, German SS officer and engineer (d. 1945)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Jimmy Rushing, American singer and bandleader (d. 1972)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Maxwell D. Taylor, American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to South Vietnam (d. 1987)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Chen Yi, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (d. 1972)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Caroline Pafford Miller, American author (d. 1992)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Christopher Isherwood, English-American author and academic (d. 1986)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Joe Hulme, English footballer and cricketer (d. 1991)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Bunny Austin, English tennis player (d. 2000)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Albert Sabin, Polish-American physician and virologist, developed the polio vaccine (d. 1993)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Walter Bruno Henning, Prussian-American linguist and scholar (d. 1967)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Aubrey Schenck, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1999)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Eric Davies, South African cricketer and educator (d. 1976)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Jim Davis, American actor (d. 1981)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Gene Moore, American baseball player (d. 1978)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Mother Teresa, Macedonian-Indian nun, missionary, Catholic saint, and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Otto Binder, American author and screenwriter (d. 1974)

Births109 years ago

1914 - Julio Cortázar, Belgian-Argentinian author and translator (d. 1984)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Turkish soldier and poet (d. 2008)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Humphrey Searle, English composer and conductor (d. 1982)

Births105 years ago

1915Mohammad Nurul Haque, Bangladeshi (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Katherine Johnson, American physicist and mathematician

Births102 years ago

1919 - Gerard Campbell, American priest and academic (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Brant Parker, American illustrator (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Prem Tinsulanonda, Thai general and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2019)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Shimshon Amitsur, Israeli mathematician and scholar (d. 1994)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Benjamin C. Bradlee, American journalist and author (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Irving R. Levine, American journalist and author (d. 2009)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Wolfgang Sawallisch, German pianist and conductor (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Alex Kellner, American baseball player (d. 1996)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Jack Hirshleifer, American economist and academic (d. 2005)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Alain Peyrefitte, French scholar and politician, Minister of Justice for France (d. 1999)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Pyotr Todorovsky, Ukrainian-Russian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Etelka Keserű, Hungarian economist and politician (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt, Chilean composer (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Anahit Tsitsikian, Armenian violinist and educator (d. 1999)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Robert Vickrey, American painter and author (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

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

Births92 years ago

1929 - Reuben Kamanga, Zambian soldier and politician, 1st Vice President of Zambia (d. 1996)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Joe Solomon, Guyanese cricketer and coach

Births90 years ago

1931 - Kálmán Markovits, Hungarian water polo player (d. 2009)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Luis Salvadores Salvi, Chilean basketball player (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Tom Heinsohn, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births86 years ago

1934 - Kevin Ryan, Australian rugby player, coach, lawyer and politician

Births86 years ago

1935 - Geraldine Ferraro, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Karen Spärck Jones, English computer scientist and academic (d. 2007)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Benedict Anderson, American political scientist and academic (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Don Bowman, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Jet Black, English drummer

Births82 years ago

1939 - Pinchas Goldstein, Israeli businessman and politician (d. 2007)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazilian banker and financier

Births81 years ago

1940 - Michael Cockerell, English journalist

Births80 years ago

1940 - Vic Dana, American dancer and singer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Don LaFontaine, American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Nik Turner, English musician and songwriter

Births80 years ago

1941 - Chris Curtis, English drummer and singer (d. 2005)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jane Merrow, English actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - Barbet Schroeder, French-Swiss director and producer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Dennis Turner, Baron Bilston, English lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Chow Kwai Lam, Malaysian football coach and player (d. 2018)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Dori Caymmi, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1944 - Alan Parker, English guitarist and songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Judith Rees, English geographer and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Maureen Tucker, American singer-songwriter and drummer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Tom Ridge, American sergeant and politician, 1st Secretary of Homeland Security

Births75 years ago

1946 - Zhou Ji, Chinese engineer and politician, 14th Chinese Minister of Education

Births74 years ago

1946 - Valerie Simpson, American singer-songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Alison Steadman, English actress

Births74 years ago

1947 - Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer and manager (d. 2007)

Births73 years ago

1949 - Allahshukur Pashazadeh, Azerbaijani cleric

Births71 years ago

1949 - Leon Redbone, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2019)

Births71 years ago

1951 - Gerd Bonk, German weightlifter (d. 2014)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Bill Whitaker, American journalist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Edward Witten, American physicist and academic

Births69 years ago

1952 - Bryon Baltimore, Canadian ice hockey player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Michael Jeter, American actor (d. 2003)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Will Shortz, American journalist and puzzle creator

Births68 years ago

1953 - David Hurley, Australian general and politician, 27th Governor General of Australia

Births67 years ago

1953 - Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Howard Clark, English golfer and sportscaster

Births66 years ago

1954 - Tracy Krohn, American race car driver and businessman

Births66 years ago

1954 - Hugh Pelham, British academic and educator

Births66 years ago

1955 - Ian Dejardin, English historian and curator

Births65 years ago

1955 - Giuseppe Resnati, Italian chemist and educator

Births65 years ago

1956 - Sally Beamish, English viola player and composer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Brett Cullen, American actor

Births64 years ago

1956 - Mark Mangino, American football player and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Nikky Finney, American poet and academic

Births63 years ago

1958 - Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Oliver Colvile, English lawyer and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Stan Van Gundy, American basketball player and coach

Births61 years ago

1960 - Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ola Ray, American model and actress

Births60 years ago

1961 - Daniel Lévi, Algerian-French singer-songwriter and pianist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jeff Parrett, American baseball player

Births59 years ago

1962 - Roger Kingdom, American hurdler

Births58 years ago

1963 - David Byas, English cricketer and umpire

Births57 years ago

1963 - Stephen J. Dubner, American journalist and author

Births57 years ago

1963 - Patrice Oppliger, American author, critic, and academic

Births57 years ago

1964 - Allegra Huston, English-American author and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Bobby Jurasin, American-Canadian football player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Chad Kreuter, American baseball player and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Zadok Malka, Israeli footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Torsten Schmitz, German boxer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Carsten Wolf, German cyclist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mehriban Aliyeva, 1st Vice President of Azerbaijan, goodwill ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO.

Births56 years ago

1965 - Marcus du Sautoy, English mathematician and academic

Births55 years ago

1965 - Chris Burke, actor

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Shirley Manson, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress

Births54 years ago

1967 - Michael Gove, Scottish journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Education

Births53 years ago

1968 - Chris Boardman, English cyclist

Births52 years ago

1969 - Adrian Young, American drummer and songwriter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jason Little, Australian rugby player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Melissa McCarthy, American actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Brett Schultz, South African cricketer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Thalía, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and actress

Births49 years ago

1973 - Richard Evatt, English boxer (d. 2012)

Births47 years ago

1974 - Kelvin Cato, American basketball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Meredith Eaton, American actress

Births46 years ago

1975 - Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Mike Colter, American actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Amaia Montero, Spanish singer-songwriter

Births44 years ago

1977 - Therese Alshammar, Swedish swimmer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Liam Botham, English rugby player and cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Saeko Chiba, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Simone Motta, Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1979 - Jamal Lewis, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rubén Arriaza Pazos, Spanish footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Macaulay Culkin, American actor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Brendan Harris, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Manolis Papamakarios, Greek basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Chris Pine, American actor

Births40 years ago

1981 - Tino Best, Barbadian cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sebastian Bönig, German footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Vangelis Moras, Greek footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Petey Williams, Canadian wrestler

Births39 years ago

1982 - Angelo Iorio, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - John Mulaney, American comedian, actor, writer, and producer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jayson Nix, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Noah Welch, American ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Mattia Cassani, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Félix Porteiro, Spanish race car driver

Births37 years ago

1985 - Oleksiy Kasyanov, Ukrainian decathlete

Births35 years ago

1985 - Brandon McDonald, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - David Price, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Vladislav Gussev, Estonian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Colin Kazim-Richards, Turkish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Cassie Ventura, American singer, dancer, actress and model

Births34 years ago

1987 - Juan Joseph, American football player and coach (d. 2014)

Births33 years ago

1988 - Elvis Andrus, Venezuelan baseball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Evan Ross, American actor

Births32 years ago

1988 - Danielle Savre, American actress

Births32 years ago

1988 - Wayne Simmonds, Canadian ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Lars Stindl, German football player

Births32 years ago

1989 - James Harden, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Mateo Musacchio, Argentinian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Jessica Diggins, American cross-country skier

Births29 years ago

1991 - Dylan O'Brien, American actor

Births29 years ago

1992 - Sarah Klang, Swedish singer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Keke Palmer, American singer-songwriter, presenter and television personality

Births27 years ago

Deaths

526 - Theoderic the Great, king of the Ostrogoths (b. 454)

Deaths

787 - Arechis II, duke of Benevento

Deaths

887 - Kōkō, emperor of Japan (b. 830)

Deaths
Deaths806 years ago
Deaths742 years ago
Deaths674 years ago

1346 - Louis I, Count of Flanders (b. 1304)

Deaths674 years ago
Deaths674 years ago

1346 - Rudolph, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1320)

Deaths674 years ago

1346 - John of Bohemia (b. 1296)

Deaths674 years ago

1349 - Thomas Bradwardine, English archbishop, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1290)

Deaths671 years ago

1399 - Mikhail II, Grand Prince of Tver (b. 1333)

Deaths621 years ago

1462 - Catherine Zaccaria, Despotess of the Morea

Deaths558 years ago
Deaths534 years ago
Deaths520 years ago
Deaths469 years ago

1572 - Petrus Ramus, French philosopher and logician (b. 1515)

Deaths448 years ago
Deaths425 years ago

1666 - Frans Hals, Dutch painter and educator (b. 1580)

Deaths354 years ago

1714 - Constantin Brâncoveanu, Ruler of Wallachia (b. 1654)

Deaths306 years ago

1714 - Edward Fowler, English bishop and author (b. 1632)

Deaths306 years ago

1723 - Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch microscopist and biologist (b. 1632)

Deaths297 years ago

1785 - George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, English soldier and politician, 3rd Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1716)

Deaths235 years ago

1810 - Santiago de Liniers, 1st Count of Buenos Aires, French-Spanish sailor and politician, 10th Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (b. 1753)

Deaths210 years ago

1813 - Theodor Körner, German soldier and author (b. 1791)

Deaths207 years ago

1850 - Louis Philippe I of France (b. 1773)

Deaths170 years ago

1865 - Johann Franz Encke, German astronomer and academic (b. 1791)

Deaths155 years ago

1878 - Mariam Baouardy, Syrian Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (b. 1846)

Deaths142 years ago

1910 - William James, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1842)

Deaths110 years ago

1921 - Matthias Erzberger, German publicist and politician (b. 1875)

Deaths99 years ago

1921 - Sándor Wekerle, Hungarian jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1848)

Deaths99 years ago

1930 - Lon Chaney, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1883)

Deaths90 years ago

1943 - Bîmen Şen, Turkish composer and songwriter (b. 1873)

Deaths77 years ago

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

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Franz Werfel, Austrian author and playwright (b. 1890)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1887)

Deaths74 years ago

1956 - Alfred Wagenknecht, German-American activist (b. 1881)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer and educator (b. 1872)

Deaths62 years ago

1966 - W. W. E. Ross, Canadian geophysicist and poet (b. 1894)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Kay Francis, American actress (b. 1905)

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - Francis Chichester, English pilot and sailor (b. 1901)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and explorer (b. 1902)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Olaf Holtedahl, Norwegian geologist and academic (b. 1885)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Lotte Lehmann, German-American soprano (b. 1888)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - H. A. Rey, German-American author and illustrator, created Curious George (b. 1898)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Charles Boyer, French-American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1899)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - José Manuel Moreno, Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1916)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Mika Waltari, Finnish author, translator, and academic (b. 1908)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Rosa Albach-Retty, German-Austrian actress (b. 1874)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Tex Avery, American animator, director, and voice actor (b. 1908)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Roger Nash Baldwin, American trade union leader, co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (b. 1884)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (b. 1914)

Deaths39 years ago

1986 - Ted Knight, American actor (b. 1923)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - John Goddard, Barbadian-English cricketer and manager (b. 1919)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Georg Wittig, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1957)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Irving Stone, American author (b. 1903)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Tang Chang, Thai artist (b. 1934)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Mildred Albert, American fashion commentator, TV and radio personality, and fashion show producer (b. 1905)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Bob de Moor, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1925)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Reima Pietilä, Finnish architect, co-designed the Kaleva Church (b. 1923)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - John Brunner, English-Scottish author and poet (b. 1934)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Frederick Reines, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Akbar Adibi, Iranian engineer and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Bunny Austin, English tennis player (b. 1906)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Louis Muhlstock, Polish-Canadian painter and educator (b. 1904)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Marita Petersen, Faroese educator and politician, 8th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1940)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Jim Wacker, American football player and coach (b. 1937)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1952)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (b. 1960)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Robert Denning, American art collector and interior designer (b. 1927)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Moondog King, Canadian wrestler and politician (b. 1949)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Rainer Barzel, Polish-German lawyer and politician, Minister of Intra-German Relations (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Clyde Walcott, Barbadian cricketer and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Gaston Thorn, Luxembourger jurist and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Dominick Dunne, American journalist and novelist (b. 1925)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Raimon Panikkar, Catalan priest and scholar (b. 1918)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - George Band, Taiwanese-English mountaineer and author (b. 1929)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Patrick C. Fischer, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1935)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - John McAleese, Scottish sergeant (b. 1949)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Russ Alben, American composer and businessman (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Reginald Bartholomew, American academic and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jacques Bensimon, Canadian director and producer (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Krzysztof Wilmanski, Polish-German physicist and academic (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Hélie de Saint Marc, French soldier (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John J. Gilligan, American soldier and politician, 62nd Governor of Ohio (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bill Schmitz, American football player and coach (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jack Sinagra, American lawyer and politician (b. 1950)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Clyde A. Wheeler, American soldier and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Christian Bourquin, French lawyer and politician (b. 1954)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Peter Bacon Hales, American historian, photographer, and author (b. 1950)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Caroline Kellett, English journalist (b. 1960)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Chūsei Sone, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

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

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Donald Eric Capps, American theologian, author, and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - P. J. Kavanagh, English poet and author (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Stefanos Manikas, Greek politician (b. 1952)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Francisco San Diego, Filipino bishop (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Tobe Hooper, American film director (b. 1943)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Neil Simon, American playwright and author (b. 1927)

Deaths2 years ago

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