Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Kyrgyzstan from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Malaya from the United Kingdom in 1957.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Trinidad and Tobago from the United Kingdom in 1962.

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

Events

1056 - After a sudden illness a few days previously, Byzantine Empress Theodora dies childless, thus ending the Macedonian dynasty.

Events964 years ago

1057 - Abdication of Byzantine Emperor Michael VI Bringas after just one year.

Events963 years ago

1218 - Al-Kamil becomes sultan of the Ayyubid dynasty.

Events802 years ago

1314 - King Haakon V of Norway moves the capital from Bergen to Oslo.

Events706 years ago

1422 - King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of nine months.

Events598 years ago

1776 - William Livingston, the first Governor of New Jersey, begins serving his first term.

Events244 years ago

1795 - War of the First Coalition: The British capture Trincomalee (present-day Sri Lanka) from the Dutch in order to keep it out of French hands.

Events225 years ago

1798 - Irish Rebellion: Irish rebels, with French assistance, establish the short-lived Republic of Connacht.

Events222 years ago

1813 - At the final stage of the Peninsular War, British-Portuguese troops capture the town of Donostia (now San Sebastián), resulting in a rampage and eventual destruction of the town. Elsewhere, Spanish troops repel a French attack in the Battle of San Marcial.

Events207 years ago

1864 - During the American Civil War, Union forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta.

Events156 years ago

1876 - Ottoman Sultan Murad V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abdul Hamid II.

Events144 years ago

1886 - The 7.0 MwCharleston earthquake affects southeastern South Carolina with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). Sixty people killed with damage estimated at $5–6 million.

Events134 years ago

1888 - Mary Ann Nichols is murdered. She is the first of Jack the Ripper's confirmed victims.

Events132 years ago

1895 - German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his navigable balloon.

Events125 years ago

1897 - Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.

Events123 years ago

1907 - Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Anglo-Russian Convention, by which the UK recognizes Russian preeminence in northern Persia, while Russia recognizes British preeminence in southeastern Persia and Afghanistan. Both powers pledge not to interfere in Tibet.

Events113 years ago

1918 - World War I: Start of the Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin, a successful assault by the Australian Corps during the Hundred Days Offensive.

Events102 years ago

1920 - Polish–Soviet War: A decisive Polish victory in the Battle of Komarów.

Events100 years ago

1935 - In an attempt to stay out of the growing tensions concerning Germany and Japan, the United States passes the first of its Neutrality Acts.

Events85 years ago

1936 - Radio Prague, now the official international broadcasting station of the Czech Republic, goes on the air.

Events84 years ago

1939 - Nazi Germany mounts a false flag attack on the Gleiwitz radio station, creating an excuse to attack Poland the following day, thus starting World War II in Europe.

Events81 years ago

1940 - Pennsylvania Central Airlines Trip 19 crashes near Lovettsville, Virginia. The CAB investigation of the accident is the first investigation to be conducted under the Bureau of Air Commerce act of 1938.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: Serbian paramilitary forces defeat Germans in the Battle of Loznica.

Events79 years ago

1943 - USS Harmon, the first U.S. Navy ship to be named after a black person, is commissioned.

Events77 years ago

1949 - The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece in Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marks the end of the Greek Civil War.

Events71 years ago

1957 - The Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

Events63 years ago

1959 - A parcel bomb sent by Ngô Đình Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm, fails to kill King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.

Events61 years ago

1962 - Trinidad and Tobago becomes independent.

Events58 years ago
Events57 years ago

1986 - Aeroméxico Flight 498 collides with a Piper PA-28 Cherokee over Cerritos, California, killing 67 in the air and 15 on the ground.

Events34 years ago

1986 - The Soviet passenger liner Admiral Nakhimov sinks in the Black Sea after colliding with the bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev, killing 423.

Events34 years ago

1987 - Thai Airways Flight 365 crashes into the ocean near Ko Phuket, Thailand, killing all 83 aboard.

Events33 years ago

1988 - Delta Air Lines Flight 1141 crashes while during takeoff from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, killing 14.

Events32 years ago

1991 - Kyrgyzstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

Events29 years ago

1993 - Russia completes removing its troops from Lithuania.

Events27 years ago

1994 - Russia completes removing its troops from Estonia.

Events26 years ago

1996 - Saddam Hussein's troops seized Irbil after the Kurdish Masoud Barzani appealed for help to defeat his Kurdish rival PUK.

Events24 years ago

1997 - Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris.

Events23 years ago

1999 - The first of a series of bombings in Moscow kills one person and wounds 40 others.

Events21 years ago

1999 - A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including two on the ground.

Events21 years ago

2005 - The 2005 Al-Aaimmah bridge stampede in Baghdad kills 953 people.

Events15 years ago

2006 - Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream, stolen on August 22, 2004, is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

Events14 years ago

2016 - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is impeached and removed from office.

Events4 years ago

Births

AD 12 - Caligula, Roman emperor (d. 41)

Births

161 - Commodus, Roman emperor (d. 192)

Births

1018 - Jeongjong II, Korean ruler (d. 1046)

Births1002 years ago

1168 - Zhang Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1208)

Births852 years ago

1542 - Isabella de' Medici, Italian princess (d. 1576)

Births478 years ago

1569 - Jahangir, Mughal emperor (d. 1627)

Births451 years ago

1652 - Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga, Italian nobleman (d. 1708)

Births368 years ago

1663 - Guillaume Amontons, French physicist and instrument maker (d. 1705)

Births357 years ago

1721 - George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1775)

Births299 years ago

1741 - Jean-Paul-Égide Martini, French composer and educator (d. 1816)

Births279 years ago

1748 - Jean-Étienne Despréaux, French ballet dancer, choreographer, composer, and playwright (d. 1820)

Births272 years ago

1767 - Henry Joy McCracken, Irish businessman and activist, founded the Society of United Irishmen (d. 1798)

Births253 years ago

1775 - Agnes Bulmer, English poet and author (d. 1836)

Births245 years ago

1802 - Husein Gradaščević, Ottoman general (d. 1834)

Births218 years ago

1821 - Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist (d. 1894)

Births199 years ago

1823 - Galusha A. Grow, American lawyer and politician, 28th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1907)

Births197 years ago

1834 - Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer and educator (d. 1886)

Births186 years ago

1842 - Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, American journalist, publisher, and activist (d. 1924)

Births178 years ago

1843 - Georg von Hertling, German academic and politician, 7th Chancellor of the German Empire (d. 1919)

Births177 years ago

1870 - Maria Montessori, Italian physician and educator (d. 1952)

Births150 years ago

1871 - James E. Ferguson, American banker and politician, 26th Governor of Texas (d. 1944)

Births149 years ago

1878 - Frank Jarvis, American sprinter and lawyer (d. 1933)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Alma Mahler, Austrian-American composer and author (d. 1964)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Taishō, emperor of Japan (d. 1926)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Wilhelmina, queen of the Netherlands (d. 1962)

Births140 years ago

1884 - George Sarton, Belgian-American historian of science (d. 1956)

Births136 years ago

1885 - DuBose Heyward, American author and playwright (d. 1940)

Births135 years ago

1890 - August Alle, Estonian poet and author (d. 1952)

Births130 years ago

1893 - Lily Laskine, French harp player (d. 1988)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Albert Facey, Australian soldier and author (d. 1982)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Brian Edmund Baker, English Air Marshal (d. 1979)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Félix-Antoine Savard, Canadian priest and author (d. 1982)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Fredric March, American lieutenant, actor, and singer (d. 1975)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Gino Lucetti, Italian anarchist, attempted assassin of Benito Mussolini (d. 1943)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Géza Révész, Hungarian general and politician, Hungarian Minister of Defence (d. 1977)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Arthur Godfrey, American radio and television host (d. 1983)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Vladimir Jankélévitch, French musicologist and philosopher (d. 1985)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Robert Bacher, American physicist and academic (d. 2004)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Sanford Meisner, American actor and educator (d. 1997)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Valter Biiber, Estonian footballer (d. 1977)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Augustus F. Hawkins, American lawyer and politician (d. 2007)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Ramon Magsaysay, Filipino captain, engineer, and politician, 7th President of the Philippines (d. 1957)

Births113 years ago

1907 - William Shawn, American journalist (d. 1992)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Altiero Spinelli, Italian theorist and politician (d. 1986)

Births113 years ago

1908 - William Saroyan, American novelist, playwright, and short story writer (d. 1981)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Ferenc Fejtő, Hungarian-French journalist and political scientist (d. 2008)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Edward Brongersma, Dutch journalist and politician (d. 1998)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Arsenio Rodríguez, Cuban-American tres player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1970)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Helen Levitt, American photographer and cinematographer (d. 2009)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Bernard Lovell, English physicist and astronomer (d. 2012)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Richard Basehart, American actor (d. 1984)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Pete Newell, American basketball player and coach (d. 2008)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Danny Litwhiler, American baseball player and coach (d. 2011)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Daniel Schorr, American journalist and author (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1916 - John S. Wold, American geologist and politician (d. 2017)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Alan Jay Lerner, American songwriter and composer (d. 1986)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Amrita Pritam, Indian poet and author (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Otis G. Pike, American judge and politician (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Raymond Williams, Welsh author and academic (d. 1988)

Births99 years ago

1924 - John Davidson, American physician and politician (d. 2012)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Buddy Hackett, American actor and singer (d. 2003)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Herbert Wise, Austrian-English director and producer (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Moran Campbell, English-Canadian physician and academic, invented the venturi mask (d. 2004)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (d. 2003)

Births95 years ago

1928 - James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Jaime Sin, Filipino cardinal (d. 2005)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Big Tiny Little, American pianist (d. 2010)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Jean Béliveau, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Noble Willingham, American actor (d. 2004)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Allan Fotheringham, Canadian journalist

Births88 years ago

1932 - Roy Castle, English dancer, singer, comedian, actor, television presenter and musician (d. 1994)

Births88 years ago

1935 - Eldridge Cleaver, American activist and author (d. 1998)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Bryan Organ, English painter

Births85 years ago

1935 - Frank Robinson, American baseball player and manager (d. 2019)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Vladimir Orlov, Russian journalist and author (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Warren Berlinger, American actor

Births83 years ago

1937 - Bobby Parker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Martin Bell, English journalist and politician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jerry Allison, American drummer and songwriter

Births81 years ago

1940 - Robbie Basho, American guitarist, pianist, and composer (d. 1986)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Wilton Felder, American saxophonist and bass player (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Larry Hankin, American actor, director, and producer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Roger Newman, English-American actor and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jack Thompson, Australian actor

Births80 years ago

1941 - William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman

Births79 years ago

1941 - Emmanuel Nunes, Portuguese-French composer and educator (d. 2012)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Isao Aoki, Japanese golfer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Leonid Ivashov, Russian general

Births77 years ago

1944 - Roger Dean, English illustrator and publisher

Births76 years ago

1944 - Liz Forgan, English journalist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Christine King, English historian and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Clive Lloyd, Guyanese cricketer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Van Morrison, Northern Irish singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Itzhak Perlman, Israeli-American violinist and conductor

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bob Welch, American singer and guitarist (d. 2012)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Ann Coffey, Scottish social worker and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jerome Corsi, American theorist and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Tom Coughlin, American football player and coach

Births74 years ago

1947 - Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Italian businessman

Births73 years ago

1947 - Yumiko Ōshima, Japanese author and illustrator

Births73 years ago

1947 - Somchai Wongsawat, Thai lawyer and politician, 26th Prime Minister of Thailand

Births73 years ago

1948 - Harald Ertl, Austrian race car driver and journalist (d. 1982)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Ken McMullen, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Holger Osieck, German footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1948 - Rudolf Schenker, German guitarist and songwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Richard Gere, American actor and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Hugh David Politzer, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births71 years ago

1949 - Rick Roberts, American country-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1951 - Grant Batty, New Zealand rugby player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Sirje Tamul, Estonian historian, author, and academic

Births69 years ago

1952 - Kim Kashkashian, American viola player and educator

Births68 years ago

1952 - Herbert Reul, German politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Miguel Ángel Guerra, Argentinian race car driver

Births67 years ago

1953 - György Károly, Hungarian poet and author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Pavel Vinogradov, Russian astronaut and engineer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Julie Brown, American actress and screenwriter

Births66 years ago

1955 - Aleksander Krupa, Polish-American actor

Births65 years ago

1955 - Julie Maxton, Scottish lawyer and academic

Births65 years ago

1955 - Edwin Moses, American hurdler

Births65 years ago

1955 - Anthony Thistlethwaite, English saxophonist and bass player

Births65 years ago

1955 - Gary Webb, American journalist and author (d. 2004)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Mária Balážová, Slovak painter and illustrator

Births64 years ago

1956 - Masashi Tashiro, Japanese singer, actor, and director

Births64 years ago

1956 - Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwanese politician and the President of the Republic of China

Births64 years ago

1957 - Colm O'Rourke, Irish footballer and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1957 - Gina Schock, American drummer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Glenn Tilbrook, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births63 years ago

1958 - Serge Blanco, Venezuelan-French rugby player and businessman

Births62 years ago

1958 - Stephen Cottrell, English bishop

Births62 years ago

1959 - Ralph Krueger, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jessica Upshaw, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Vali Ionescu, Romanian long jumper

Births60 years ago

1960 - Chris Whitley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Hassan Nasrallah, Lebanese politician, 3rd Secretary-General of Hezbollah

Births60 years ago

1961 - Kieran Crowley, New Zealand rugby player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Magnus Ilmjärv, Estonian historian and author

Births59 years ago

1962 - Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Reb Beach, American guitarist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Rituparno Ghosh, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Sonny Silooy, Dutch footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Raymond P. Hammond, American poet and critic

Births56 years ago

1965 - Zsolt Borkai, Hungarian gymnast and politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Susan Gritton, English soprano and actress

Births55 years ago

1966 - Lyuboslav Penev, Bulgarian footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Gene Hoglan, American drummer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Anita Moen, Norwegian skier

Births53 years ago

1968 - Valdon Dowiyogo, Nauruan politician

Births52 years ago

1968 - Hideo Nomo, Japanese-American baseball player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jolene Watanabe, American tennis player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Nathalie Bouvier, French skier

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jonathan LaPaglia, Australian actor and physician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Javagal Srinath, Indian cricketer and referee

Births51 years ago

1970 - Debbie Gibson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Nikola Gruevski, Macedonian economist and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia

Births50 years ago

1970 - Greg Mulholland, English politician

Births50 years ago
Births50 years ago

1970 - Arie van Lent, Dutch-German footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Zack Ward, Canadian actor and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Kirstie Allsopp, British TV presenter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Pádraig Harrington, Irish golfer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Vadim Repin, Belgian-Russian violinist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Chris Tucker, American comedian and actor

Births49 years ago

1973 - Scott Niedermayer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Andriy Medvedev, Ukrainian-Monégasque tennis player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Craig Cumming, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1975 - John Grahame, American ice hockey player and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Vincent Delerm, French singer-songwriter and pianist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Roque Júnior, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Radek Martínek, Czech ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jeff Hardy, American wrestler and singer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ian Harte, Irish footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Craig Nicholls, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Arzu Yanardağ, Turkish actress and model

Births43 years ago

1978 - Philippe Christanval, French footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ido Pariente, Israeli mixed martial artist and trainer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Craig Stapleton, Australian rugby league player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Sandis Valters, Latvian basketball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Morten Qvenild, Norwegian pianist and composer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Clay Hensley, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mark Johnston, Canadian swimmer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Simon Neil, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Yuvan Shankar Raja, Indian singer-songwriter and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ramón Santiago, Dominican baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mickie James, American wrestler

Births41 years ago

1980 - Joe Budden, American rapper

Births40 years ago

1981 - Ahmad Al Harthy, Omani race car driver

Births39 years ago

1981 - Dwayne Peel, Welsh rugby player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Steve Saviano, American ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Ian Crocker, American swimmer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Chris Duhon, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Lien Huyghebaert, Belgian sprinter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Christopher Katongo, Zambian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Josh Kroeger, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Alexei Mikhnov, Ukrainian-Russian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Pepe Reina, Spanish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Michele Rugolo, Italian race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - G. Willow Wilson, American journalist and author

Births38 years ago

1983 - Deniz Aydoğdu, German-Turkish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Milan Biševac, Serbian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Larry Fitzgerald, American football player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Matti Breschel, Danish cyclist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ryan Kesler, American ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ted Ligety, American skier

Births36 years ago

1984 - Charl Schwartzel, South African golfer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Rolando, Portuguese footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Andrew Foster, Australian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mabel Matiz, Turkish singer

Births35 years ago

1987 - Xavi Annunziata, Spanish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Petros Kravaritis, Greek footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ondřej Pavelec, Czech ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Trent Hodkinson, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1988 - David Ospina, Colombian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ember Moon, Professional Wrestler

Births32 years ago

1989 - Dezmon Briscoe, American football player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Tadeja Majerič, Slovenian tennis player

Births30 years ago

1991 - António Félix da Costa, Portuguese race car driver

Births29 years ago

1991 - Cédric Soares, Portuguese footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Holly Earl, British actress

Births28 years ago

1992 - Tyler Randell, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Pablo Marí, Spanish football player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Ilnur Alshin, Russian football player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Anna Karnaukh, Russian water polo player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Alex Harris, Scottish footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Can Aktav, Turkish football player

Births26 years ago

Deaths

318 - Liu Cong, emperor of the Xiongnu state

Deaths

577 - John Scholasticus, Byzantine patriarch and saint

Deaths

651 - Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and saint

Deaths

731 - Ōtomo no Tabito, Japanese poet (b. 665)

Deaths

894 - Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Ta'i, Muslim governor

Deaths

970 - Han Xizai, Chinese official (b. 902)

Deaths

1054 - Kunigunde of Altdorf, Frankish noblewoman (b. c. 1020)

Deaths966 years ago

1056 - Theodora, Empress of the Eastern Roman Empire (b. 981)

Deaths964 years ago
Deaths862 years ago

1234 - Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212)

Deaths786 years ago

1287 - Konrad von Würzburg, German poet

Deaths733 years ago
Deaths696 years ago

1372 - Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301)

Deaths648 years ago

1422 - Henry V of England (b. 1386)

Deaths598 years ago
Deaths570 years ago

1502 - Thomas Wode, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas

Deaths518 years ago

1528 - Matthias Grünewald, German artist (b. 1470)

Deaths492 years ago

1645 - Francesco Bracciolini, Italian poet (b. 1566)

Deaths375 years ago

1654 - Ole Worm, Danish physician and historian (b. 1588)

Deaths366 years ago

1688 - John Bunyan, English preacher, theologian, and author (b. 1628)

Deaths332 years ago

1730 - Gottfried Finger, Czech-German viol player and composer (b. 1660)

Deaths290 years ago

1741 - Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German academic and jurist (b. 1681)

Deaths279 years ago

1772 - William Borlase, English geologist and historian (b. 1695)

Deaths248 years ago

1795 - François-André Danican Philidor, French-English chess player and composer (b. 1726)

Deaths225 years ago

1799 - Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect and academic, designed the Bernstorff Palace and Marienlyst Castle (b. 1720)

Deaths221 years ago

1811 - Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French admiral and explorer (b. 1729)

Deaths209 years ago

1814 - Arthur Phillip, English admiral and politician, 1st Governor of New South Wales (b. 1738)

Deaths206 years ago

1817 - Sir John Duckworth, 1st Baronet, English admiral and politician, 39th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1747)

Deaths203 years ago

1818 - Robert Calder, Scottish admiral (b. 1745)

Deaths202 years ago

1867 - Charles Baudelaire, French poet and critic (b. 1821)

Deaths153 years ago

1869 - Mary Ward, Irish astronomer and entomologist (b. 1827)

Deaths151 years ago

1884 - Robert Torrens, Irish-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of South Australia (b. 1814)

Deaths136 years ago

1908 - Leslie Green, English architect (b. 1875)

Deaths112 years ago

1910 - Emīls Dārziņš, Latvian composer, conductor, and music critic (b. 1875)

Deaths110 years ago

1912 - Jean, duc Decazes, French sailor (b. 1864)

Deaths108 years ago

1920 - Wilhelm Wundt, German physician, psychologist, and philosopher (b. 1832)

Deaths100 years ago

1924 - Todor Aleksandrov, Bulgarian soldier (b. 1881)

Deaths96 years ago

1927 - Andranik, Armenian general (b. 1865)

Deaths93 years ago

1937Ruth Baldwin, British socialite (b. 1905)

Deaths83 years ago

1940 - Georges Gauthier, Canadian archbishop (b. 1871)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Thomas Bavin, New Zealand-Australian politician, 24th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1874)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet and author (b. 1892)

Deaths79 years ago

1948 - Andrei Zhdanov, Russian civil servant and politician (b. 1896)

Deaths72 years ago

1951 - Paul Demel, Czech actor (b. 1903)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Henri Bourassa, Canadian publisher and politician (b. 1868)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Elsa Barker, American author and poet (b. 1869)

Deaths66 years ago

1963 - Georges Braque, French painter and sculptor (b. 1882)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - E. E. Smith, American engineer and author (b. 1890)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Ilya Ehrenburg, Russian journalist and author (b. 1891)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - John Hartle, English motorcycle racer (b. 1933)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Rocky Marciano, American boxer (b. 1923)

Deaths51 years ago

1973 - John Ford, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - William Pershing Benedict, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Norman Kirk, New Zealand engineer and politician, 29th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1923)

Deaths46 years ago

1978 - John Wrathall, Rhodesian accountant and politician, 2nd President of Rhodesia (b. 1913)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Sally Rand, American actress and dancer (b. 1904)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Tiger Smith, English cricketer and coach (b. 1886)

Deaths41 years ago

1984 - Audrey Wagner, American baseball player, obstetrician, and gynecologist (b. 1927)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Elizabeth Coatsworth, American author and poet (b. 1893)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Urho Kekkonen, Finnish journalist, lawyer, and politician, 8th President of Finland (b. 1900)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Henry Moore, English sculptor and illustrator (b. 1898)

Deaths34 years ago

1990 - Nathaniel Clifton, American basketball player and coach (b. 1922)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Cliff Lumsdon, Canadian swimmer and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths29 years ago

1997 - Dodi Fayed, Egyptian film producer (b. 1955)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Diana, Princess of Wales (b. 1961)

Deaths23 years ago

2000 - Lucille Fletcher, American screenwriter (b. 1912)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Dolores Moore, American baseball player and educator (b. 1932)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Lionel Hampton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1908)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Farhad Mehrad, Persian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist (b. 1944)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - George Porter, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2005 - Joseph Rotblat, Polish-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Mohamed Abdelwahab, Egyptian footballer (b. 1983)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Tom Delaney, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1911)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Gay Brewer, American golfer (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jean Jacques Paradis, Canadian general (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Sulev Vahtre, Estonian historian and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Ken Campbell, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Ike Pappas, American journalist (b. 1933)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Victor Yates, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1939)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (b. 1960)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Wade Belak, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1976)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Max Bygraves, English actor (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Joe Lewis, American martial artist and actor (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Carlo Maria Martini, Italian cardinal (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kashiram Rana, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John C. Shabaz, American judge and politician (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sergey Sokolov, Russian commander and politician, 6th Minister of Defence for The Soviet Union (b. 1911)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Alan Carrington, English chemist and academic (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - David Frost, English journalist and game show host (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jimmy Greenhalgh, English footballer and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jan Camiel Willems, Belgian mathematician and theorist (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Bapu, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ștefan Andrei, Romanian politician, 87th Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Stan Goldberg, American illustrator (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Carol Vadnais, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1945)

Deaths6 years ago
Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tom Scott, American football player (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Carole Shelley, British-American actress (b. 1939)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Anthoine Hubert, French racing driver (b. 1996)

Deaths1 years ago

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