Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Tartarstan, Russia not formally recognized)

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

Events

AD 70 - Titus ends the siege of Jerusalem after destroying Herod's Temple.

Events
Events738 years ago

1363 - The five-week Battle of Lake Poyang begins, in which the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders (Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang) meet to decide who will supplant the Yuan dynasty.

Events657 years ago

1464 - Pope Paul II succeeds Pope Pius II as the 211th pope.

Events556 years ago

1574 - Guru Ram Das becomes the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.

Events446 years ago

1590 - Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)

Events430 years ago
Events426 years ago

1727 - Anne, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, is given the title Princess Royal.

Events293 years ago

1791 - HMS Pandora sinks after having run aground on the outer Great Barrier Reef the previous day.

Events229 years ago

1799 - The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the War of the Second Coalition.

Events221 years ago

1800 - Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen.

Events220 years ago

1813 - First Battle of Kulm: French forces are defeated by an Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.

Events207 years ago

1813 - Creek War: Fort Mims massacre: Creek "Red Sticks" kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama.

Events207 years ago

1835 - Australia: Melbourne, Victoria is founded.

Events185 years ago
Events158 years ago

1873 - Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Sea.

Events147 years ago

1896 - Philippine Revolution: After Spanish victory in the Battle of San Juan del Monte, eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor-General Ramón Blanco y Erenas.

Events124 years ago

1909 - Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.

Events111 years ago

1914 - World War I: Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg.

Events106 years ago

1916 - Ernest Shackleton completes the rescue of all of his men stranded on Elephant Island in Antarctica.

Events104 years ago

1917 - Vietnamese prison guards led by Trịnh Văn Cấn mutiny at the Thái Nguyên penitentiary against local French authority.

Events103 years ago

1918 - Fanni Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin, which along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.

Events102 years ago

1922 - Battle of Dumlupınar: The final battle in the Greco-Turkish War ("Turkish War of Independence").

Events98 years ago

1936 - The RMS Queen Mary wins the Blue Riband by setting the fastest transatlantic crossing.

Events84 years ago

1940 - The Second Vienna Award reassigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Battle of Alam el Halfa begins.

Events78 years ago

1945 - The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong comes to an end.

Events75 years ago

1945 - The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.

Events75 years ago

1945 - The Allied Control Council, governing Germany after World War II, comes into being.

Events75 years ago

1945 - The August Revolution ends as Emperor Bảo Đại abdicates, ending the Nguyễn dynasty.

Events75 years ago

1962 - Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.

Events58 years ago

1963 - The Moscow–Washington hotline between the leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.

Events57 years ago
Events53 years ago

1974 - A BelgradeDortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.

Events46 years ago

1974 - A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Marunouchi, Tokyo. Eight are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.

Events46 years ago

1981 - President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad Bahonar of Iran are assassinated in a bombing committed by the People's Mujahedin of Iran.

Events39 years ago

1984 - STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.

Events36 years ago

1991 - Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Azerbaijan declares independence from Soviet Union.

Events29 years ago

1992 - The 11-day Ruby Ridge standoff ends with Randy Weaver surrendering to federal authorities.

Events28 years ago
Events25 years ago

1998 - Second Congo War: Armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and their Angolan and Zimbabwean allies recapture Matadi and the Inga dams in the western DRC from RCD and Rwandan troops.

Events22 years ago

2002 - Rico Linhas Aéreas Flight 4823 crashes on approach to Rio Branco International Airport, killing 23 of the 31 people on board.

Events18 years ago

2008 - A Conviasa Boeing 737 crashes into Illiniza Volcano in Ecuador, killing all three people on board.

Events12 years ago

2014 - Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane flees to South Africa as the army allegedly stages a coup.

Events6 years ago

Births

1334 - Peter of Castile (d. 1369)

Births686 years ago

1574 - Albert Szenczi Molnár, Hungarian writer and translator (d. 1634)

Births446 years ago

1609 - Sir Alexander Carew, 2nd Baronet, English politician (d. 1644)

Births411 years ago

1609 - Artus Quellinus the Elder, Flemish sculptor (d. 1668)

Births411 years ago

1627 - Itō Jinsai, Japanese philosopher (d. 1705)

Births393 years ago

1716 - Capability Brown, British landscape architect (d. 1783)

Births304 years ago

1720 - Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician, founded Whitbread (d. 1796)

Births300 years ago

1748 - Jacques-Louis David, French painter and illustrator (d. 1825)

Births272 years ago

1768 - Joseph Dennie, American author and journalist (d. 1812)

Births252 years ago

1797 - Mary Shelley, English novelist and playwright (d. 1851)

Births223 years ago

1812 - Agoston Haraszthy, Hungarian-American businessman, founded Buena Vista Winery (d. 1869)

Births208 years ago

1818 - Alexander H. Rice, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)

Births202 years ago

1839 - Gulstan Ropert, French-American bishop and missionary (d. 1903)

Births181 years ago
Births178 years ago

1844 - Emily Ruete/Salama bint Said, also called Sayyida Salme, a Princess of Zanzibar and Oman (d. 1924)

Births176 years ago

1848 - Andrew Onderdonk, American surveyor and contractor (d. 1905)

Births172 years ago

1850 - Marcelo H. del Pilar, Filipino journalist and lawyer (d. 1896)

Births170 years ago

1852 - Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1911)

Births168 years ago

1852 - J. Alden Weir, American painter and academic (d. 1919)

Births168 years ago

1856 - Carl David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician, physicist, and spectroscopist (d. 1927)

Births164 years ago

1860 - Isaac Levitan, Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1900)

Births160 years ago
Births150 years ago

1871 - Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand-English physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)

Births149 years ago

1883 - Theo van Doesburg, Dutch artist (d. 1931)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Tedda Courtney, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1957)

Births135 years ago

1890 - Samuel Frederick Henry Thompson, English captain and pilot (d. 1918)

Births130 years ago

1893 - Huey Long, American lawyer and politician, 40th Governor of Louisiana (d. 1935)

Births127 years ago

1896 - Raymond Massey, Canadian-American actor and playwright (d. 1983)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Shirley Booth, American actress and singer (d. 1992)

Births122 years ago

1901 - John Gunther, American journalist and author (d. 1970)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Roy Wilkins, American journalist and activist (d. 1981)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Bhagwati Charan Verma, Indian author (d. 1981)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Joan Blondell, American actress and singer (d. 1979)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Olga Taussky-Todd, Austrian mathematician (d. 1995)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Leonor Fini, Argentinian painter, illustrator, and author (d. 1996)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Bertha Parker Pallan, American archaeologist (d. 1978)

Births113 years ago

1907 - John Mauchly, American physicist and co-founder of the first computer company (d. 1980)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Virginia Lee Burton, American author and illustrator (d. 1968)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Roger Bushell, South African-English soldier and pilot (d. 1944)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Nancy Wake, New Zealand-English captain (d. 2011)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Richard Stone, English economist and statistician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

Births107 years ago
Births105 years ago

1915 - Robert Strassburg, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Shailendra, Pakistani-Indian songwriter (d. 1968)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Denis Healey, English soldier and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 2015)

Births103 years ago
Births103 years ago

1918 - Harold Atcherley, English businessman (d. 2017)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Billy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2006)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Ted Williams, American baseball player and manager (d. 2002)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Maurice Hilleman, American microbiologist and vaccinologist (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Wolfgang Wagner, German director and manager (d. 2010)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Kitty Wells, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Arnold Green, Estonian soldier and politician (d. 2011)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Lionel Murphy, Australian jurist and politician, 22nd Attorney-General of Australia (d. 1986)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Regina Resnik, American soprano and actress (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Barbara Ansell, English physician and author (d. 2001)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Charmian Clift, Australian journalist and author (d. 1969)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Vic Seixas, American tennis player

Births97 years ago

1924 - Kenny Dorham, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (d. 1972)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Lajos Kisfaludy, Hungarian chemist and engineer (d. 1988)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Laurent de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator

Births95 years ago

1925 - Donald Symington, American actor (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Daryl Gates, American police officer, created the D.A.R.E. Program (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (d. 2004)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer (d.2018)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Lloyd Casner, American race car driver (d. 1965)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Harvey Hart, Canadian director and producer (d. 1989)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Johnny Mann, American singer-songwriter and conductor (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Guy de Lussigny, French painter and sculptor (d. 2001)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ian McNaught-Davis, English mountaineer and television host (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Warren Buffett, American businessman and philanthropist

Births90 years ago

1930 - Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer and basketball player (d. 1981)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Jack Swigert, American pilot and astronaut (d. 1982)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Don Getty, Canadian football player and politician, 11th Premier of Alberta (d. 2016)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Antonio Cabangon Chua, Filipino media mogul and businessman (d. 2016)

Births86 years ago

1935 - John Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Alexandra Bellow, Romanian-American mathematician

Births85 years ago

1936 - Peter North, English scholar and academic

Births84 years ago

1937 - Bruce McLaren, New Zealand race car driver and engineer, founded the McLaren racing team (d. 1970)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Murray Gleeson, Australian lawyer and judge, 11th Chief Justice of Australia

Births82 years ago

1939 - Elizabeth Ashley, American actress

Births81 years ago

1939 - John Peel, English radio host and producer (d. 2004)

Births81 years ago

1941 - Ignazio Giunti, Italian race car driver (d. 1971)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ben Jones, American actor and politician

Births79 years ago

1941 - Sue MacGregor, English journalist and radio host

Births79 years ago

1941 - John McNally, English singer and guitarist (The Searchers)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Jonathan Aitken, Irish-British journalist and politician, Minister for Defence Procurement

Births78 years ago

1942 - Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricketer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Tal Brody, American-Israeli basketball player and coach

Births77 years ago

1943 - Robert Crumb, American illustrator

Births77 years ago

1943 - Colin Dann, English author

Births77 years ago

1943 - Nigel Hall, English sculptor and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jean-Claude Killy, French skier

Births77 years ago

1943 - David Maslanka, American composer and academic (d. 2017)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Frances Cairncross, English economist, journalist, and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Freek de Jonge, Dutch singer and comedian

Births76 years ago

1944 - Molly Ivins, American journalist and author (d. 2007)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Tug McGraw, American baseball player (d. 2004)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Alex Wyllie, New Zealand rugby player and coach

Births76 years ago
Births74 years ago

1946 - Peggy Lipton, American model and actress (d. 2019)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Allan Rock, Canadian lawyer, politician, and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations

Births73 years ago

1948 - Lewis Black, American comedian, actor, and author

Births72 years ago

1948 - Fred Hampton, American activist and revolutionary, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (d. 1969)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Victor Skumin, Russian psychiatrist, psychologist, and academic

Births72 years ago

1949 - Ted Ammon, American financier and banker (d. 2001)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Don Boudria, Canadian public servant and politician, 2nd Canadian Minister for International Cooperation

Births71 years ago

1950 - Antony Gormley, English sculptor and academic

Births70 years ago

1951 - Jim Paredes, Filipino singer-songwriter and actor

Births69 years ago

1951 - Timothy Bottoms, American actor and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dana Rosemary Scallon, Irish singer and activist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Gediminas Kirkilas, Lithuanian politician, 11th Prime Minister of Lithuania

Births69 years ago

1952 - Simon Bainbridge, English composer and educator

Births68 years ago

1952 - Wojtek Fibak, Polish tennis player

Births68 years ago

1953 - Ron George, American businessman and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Lech Majewski, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1953 - Horace Panter, English bass player

Births67 years ago

1953 - Robert Parish, American basketball player

Births67 years ago

1954 - Alexander Lukashenko, Belarusian marshal and politician, 1st President of Belarus

Births66 years ago

1954 - Ravi Shankar Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Communications and IT

Births66 years ago

1954 - David Paymer, American actor and director

Births66 years ago

1955 - Jamie Moses, English-American guitarist

Births65 years ago

1956 - Frank Conniff, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1958 - Karen Buck, Northern Irish politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Fran Fraschilla, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births62 years ago

1958 - Muriel Gray, Scottish journalist and author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Martin Jackson, English drummer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and activist (d. 2006)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Peter Tunks, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births62 years ago

1959 - Mark "Jacko" Jackson, Australian footballer, actor, and singer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Ben Bradshaw, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Births60 years ago

1960 - Gary Gordon, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Guy A. Lepage, Canadian comedian and producer

Births60 years ago

1962 - Ricky Sanders, American football player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Craig Whittaker, English businessman and politician

Births58 years ago

1963 - Dave Brockie, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2014)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Michael Chiklis, American actor, director, and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Sabine Oberhauser, Austrian physician and politician

Births57 years ago

1963 - Phil Mills, Welsh race car driver

Births57 years ago

1964 - Gavin Fisher, English engineer and designer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ra Luhse, Estonian architect

Births56 years ago

1966 - Peter Cunnah, Northern Irish singer-songwriter and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Joann Fletcher, English historian and academic

Births54 years ago

1967 - Frederique van der Wal, Dutch model and actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricketer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Diran Adebayo, English author and critic

Births52 years ago

1968 - Vladimir Malakhov, Russian ice hockey player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Vladimir Jugović, Serbian footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist and composer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Carlo Checchinato, Italian rugby player and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Paulo Sousa, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Michael Wong, Malaysian-Chinese singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Lars Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Julian Smith, Scottish politician

Births49 years ago

1972 - Cameron Diaz, American model, actress, and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Pavel Nedvěd, Czech footballer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Lisa Ling, American journalist and author

Births47 years ago

1974 - Aaron Barrett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist

Births46 years ago

1975 - Radhi Jaïdi, Tunisian footballer and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Mike Koplove, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Shaun Alexander, American football player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Marlon Byrd, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kamil Kosowski, Polish footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Félix Sánchez, American-Dominican runner and hurdler

Births43 years ago

1978 - Sinead Kerr, Scottish figure skater

Births42 years ago

1978 - Cliff Lee, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentinian tennis player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Leon Lopez, English singer-songwriter and actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Scott Richmond, Canadian baseball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Justin Mortelliti, American actor and singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Germán Legarreta, Puerto Rican-American actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Adam Wainwright, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Will Davison, Australian race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Andy Roddick, American tennis player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Emmanuel Culio, Argentinian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Gustavo Eberto, Argentinian footballer (d. 2007)

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer, dancer, and actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - Simone Pepe, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Tian Qin, Chinese canoe racer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Marco Vianello, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Richard Duffy, Welsh footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Joe Inoue, American singer-songwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Éva Risztov, Hungarian swimmer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Steven Smith, Scottish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Anna Ushenina, Ukrainian chess player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Holly Weston, English actress

Births35 years ago

1986 - Theo Hutchcraft, English singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lelia Masaga, New Zealand rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ryan Ross, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births34 years ago

1986 - Zafer Yelen, Turkish footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Tania Foster, English singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1988 - Ernests Gulbis, Latvian tennis player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Simone Guerra, Italian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Ronald Huth, Paraguayan footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Bebe Rexha, American singer-songwriter

Births31 years ago

1991 - Seriki Audu, Nigerian footballer (d. 2014)

Births29 years ago

1991 - Jacqueline Cako, American tennis player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Liam Cooper, Scottish footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Jessica Henwick, British actress

Births28 years ago

1994 - Monika Povilaitytė, Lithuanian volleyball player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Kwon So-hyun, South Korean singer-songwriter and actress

Births26 years ago

1994 - Heo Young-ji, South Korean singer

Births26 years ago

Deaths

526 - Theodoric the Great, Italian ruler (b. 454)

Deaths

832 - Cui Qun, Chinese chancellor (b. 772)

Deaths

1131 - Hervey le Breton, bishop of Bangor and Ely

Deaths889 years ago

1181 - Pope Alexander III (b. c. 1100-1105)

Deaths839 years ago

1329 - Khutughtu Khan Kusala, Chinese emperor (b. 1300)

Deaths691 years ago

1428 - Emperor Shōkō of Japan (b. 1401)

Deaths592 years ago

1483 - Louis XI of France (b. 1423)

Deaths537 years ago

1500 - Victor, Duke of Münsterberg and Opava, Count of Glatz (b. 1443)

Deaths520 years ago
Deaths440 years ago

1604 - John Juvenal Ancina, Italian Oratorian and bishop (b. 1545)

Deaths416 years ago

1619 - Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1535)

Deaths401 years ago

1621 - Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, co-founder of Isfahan School of Islamic Philosophy (b. 1547)

Deaths399 years ago

1751 - Christopher Polhem, Swedish physicist and engineer (b. 1661)

Deaths269 years ago

1773 - Peshwa Narayan Rao, Prime Minister of Maratha Empire (b. 1755, assassinated)

Deaths247 years ago

1856 - Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English lawyer and author (b. 1811)

Deaths164 years ago

1879 - John Bell Hood, American general (b. 1831)

Deaths141 years ago

1886 - Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American general and politician (b. 1836)

Deaths134 years ago

1896 - Aleksey Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian politician and diplomat, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Russia (b. 1824)

Deaths124 years ago

1906 - Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect and educator, designed the Federal Palace of Switzerland (b. 1847)

Deaths114 years ago

1907 - Richard Mansfield, American actor and manager (b. 1857)

Deaths113 years ago

1908 - Alexander P. Stewart, American general (b. 1821)

Deaths112 years ago

1928 - Wilhelm Wien, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)

Deaths92 years ago

1935 - Henri Barbusse, French journalist and author (b. 1873)

Deaths85 years ago

1935 - Namık İsmail, Turkish painter and educator (b. 1890)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - Ronald Fellowes, 2nd Baron Ailwyn, English peer (b. 1886)

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - Max Factor, Sr., Polish-born American make-up artist and businessman, founded the Max Factor Company (b. 1877)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - J. J. Thomson, English physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish physicist and engineer (b. 1874)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Eddy de Neve, Indonesian-Dutch footballer and lieutenant (b. 1885)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Eustáquio van Lieshout, Dutch priest and missionary (b. 1890)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Alfréd Schaffer, Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1893)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Konstantin Rodzaevsky, Russian lawyer (b. 1907)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Gunnar Sommerfeldt, Danish actor and director (b. 1890)

Deaths73 years ago

1949 - Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (b. 1877)

Deaths71 years ago

1951 - Konstantin Märska, Estonian director and cinematographer (b. 1896)

Deaths69 years ago

1954 - Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, Italian cardinal (b. 1880)

Deaths66 years ago

1961 - Cristóbal de Losada y Puga, Peruvian mathematician (b. 1894)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Charles Coburn, American actor (b. 1877)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Guy Burgess, English-Soviet spy (b. 1911)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Salme Dutt, Estonian-English lawyer and politician (b. 1888)

Deaths56 years ago

1967 - Ad Reinhardt, American painter, illustrator, and academic (b. 1913)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - William Talman, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Del Moore, American comedian and actor (b. 1916)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Ali Hadi Bara, Iranian-Turkish sculptor (b. 1906)

Deaths49 years ago

1979 - Jean Seberg, American actress (b. 1938)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Iranian politician, 2nd President of Iran (b. 1933)

Deaths39 years ago

1985 - Taylor Caldwell, English-American author (b. 1900)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - Jack Marshall, New Zealand colonel, lawyer and politician, 28th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1912)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Seymour Krim, American journalist and critic (b. 1922)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Bernard D. H. Tellegen, Dutch engineer and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Cyril Knowles, English footballer and manager (b. 1944)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Vladimír Padrůněk, Czech bass player (b. 1952)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Jean Tinguely, Swiss painter and sculptor (b. 1925)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Richard Jordan, American actor (b. 1938)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Lindsay Anderson, English director and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Fischer Black, American economist and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Sterling Morrison, American guitarist and singer (b. 1942)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Christine Pascal, French actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1953)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Reindert Brasser, Dutch discus thrower (b. 1912)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Raymond Poïvet, French illustrator (b. 1910)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Govan Mbeki, ANC activist and father of President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki (b. 1910)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - J. Lee Thompson, English-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Charles Bronson, American actor and soldier (b. 1921)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Donald Davidson, American philosopher and academic (b. 1917)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer and academic (b. 1906)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand lawyer and judge (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor and producer (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Michael Jackson, English author and journalist (b. 1942)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Charles Vanik, American soldier and politician (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Brian Hambly, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1937)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Killer Kowalski, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1926)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Klaus-Peter Hanisch, German footballer (b. 1952)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - J. C. Bailey, American wrestler (b. 1983)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Alain Corneau, French director and screenwriter (b. 1943)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Myrtle Edwards, Australian cricketer and softball player (b. 1921)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Francisco Varallo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1910)

Deaths10 years ago

2013 - William C. Campbell, American golfer (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Howie Crittenden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Allan Gotthelf, American philosopher and academic (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Leo Lewis, American football player and coach (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Bipan Chandra, Indian historian and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Igor Decraene, Belgian cyclist (b. 1996)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Andrew V. McLaglen, English-American director and producer (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Felipe Osterling, Peruvian lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Wes Craven, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Edward Fadeley, American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - M. M. Kalburgi, Indian scholar, author, and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Marvin Mandel, American lawyer and politician, 56th Governor of Maryland (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Oliver Sacks, English-American neurologist, author, and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Louise Hay, American motivational author (b. 1926)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Skip Prokop, Canadian drummer, guitarist and keyboardist (b. 1943)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Valerie Harper, American actor (b. 1939)

Deaths1 years ago

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