Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Newspaper Carrier Day (United States)

Holidays and observances

Events

476 - Romulus Augustulus is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself "King of Italy", thus ending the Western Roman Empire.

Events

626 - Li Shimin, posthumously known as Emperor Taizong of Tang, assumes the throne over the Tang dynasty of China.

Events

929 - Battle of Lenzen: Slavic forces (the Redarii and the Obotrites) are defeated by a Saxon army near the fortified stronghold of Lenzen in Brandenburg.

Events

1260 - The Sienese Ghibellines, supported by the forces of Manfred, King of Sicily, defeat the Florentine Guelphs at Montaperti.

Events760 years ago

1282 - Peter III of Aragon becomes the King of Sicily.

Events738 years ago

1479 - The Treaty of Alcáçovas is signed by the Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon on one side and Afonso V and his son, Prince John of Portugal.

Events541 years ago

1607 - The Flight of the Earls takes place in Ireland.

Events413 years ago

1666 - In London, England, the most destructive damage from the Great Fire occurs.

Events354 years ago

1774 - New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.

Events246 years ago

1781 - Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles (The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels) by 44 Spanish settlers.

Events239 years ago

1797 - Coup of 18 Fructidor in France.

Events223 years ago

1800 - The French garrison in Valletta surrenders to British troops who had been called at the invitation of the Maltese. The islands of Malta and Gozo become the Malta Protectorate.

Events220 years ago

1812 - War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Harrison begins when the fort is set on fire.

Events208 years ago

1839 - Battle of Kowloon: British vessels open fire on Chinese war junks enforcing a food sales embargo on the British community in China in the first armed conflict of the First Opium War.

Events181 years ago

1862 - American Civil War Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North.

Events158 years ago

1870 - Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is declared.

Events150 years ago

1882 - The Pearl Street Station in New York City becomes the first power plant to supply electricity to paying customers.

Events138 years ago

1886 - American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo, with his remaining warriors, surrenders to General Nelson Miles in Arizona.

Events134 years ago

1888 - George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.

Events132 years ago

1912 - Albanian rebels succeed in their revolt when the Ottoman Empire agrees to fulfill their demands

Events108 years ago

1919 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace.

Events101 years ago

1923 - Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.

Events97 years ago

1939 - World War II: William J. Murphy commands the first Royal Air Force attack on Germany.

Events81 years ago

1941 - World War II: A German submarine makes the first attack of the war against a United States warship, the USS Greer.

Events79 years ago

1944 - World War II: The British 11th Armoured Division liberates the Belgian city of Antwerp.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: Finland exits from the war with Soviet Union.

Events76 years ago

1948 - Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicates for health reasons.

Events72 years ago

1949 - The Peekskill riots erupt after a Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York.

Events71 years ago

1950 - Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.

Events70 years ago

1951 - The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.

Events69 years ago

1957 - American Civil Rights Movement: Little Rock Crisis: Orval Faubus, governor of Arkansas, calls out the National Guard to prevent African American students from enrolling in Central High School.

Events63 years ago

1957 - The Ford Motor Company introduces the Edsel.

Events63 years ago

1963 - Swissair Flight 306 crashes near Dürrenäsch, Switzerland, killing all 80 people on board.

Events57 years ago

1964 - Scotland's Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh officially opens.

Events56 years ago

1967 - Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins when U.S. Marines engage the North Vietnamese in battle in the Que Son Valley.

Events53 years ago

1970 - Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.

Events50 years ago

1971 - Alaska Airlines Flight 1866 crashes near Juneau, Alaska, killing all 111 people on board.

Events49 years ago

1972 - Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.

Events48 years ago

1972 - The Price Is Right premieres on CBS. As of 2018, it is the longest running game show on American television.

Events48 years ago

1975 - The Sinai Interim Agreement relating to the Arab–Israeli conflict is signed.

Events45 years ago

1977 - The Golden Dragon massacre takes place in San Francisco.

Events43 years ago

1985 - The discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, the first fullerene molecule of carbon.

Events35 years ago

1989 - In Leipzig, East Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.

Events31 years ago

1996 - War on Drugs: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attack a military base in Guaviare, starting three weeks of guerrilla warfare in which at least 130 Colombians are killed.

Events24 years ago

1998 - Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

Events22 years ago

2001 - Tokyo DisneySea opens to the public as part of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.

Events19 years ago

2002 - The Oakland Athletics win their 20th consecutive game, an American League record.

Events18 years ago

2007 - Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.

Events13 years ago

2010 - A 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes the South Island of New Zealand causing widespread damage and several power outages.

Events10 years ago

Births

973 - Al-Biruni, Persian physician and polymath (d. 1048)

Births

1241 - Alexander III, king of Scotland (d. 1286)

Births779 years ago

1383 - Felix V, antipope of Rome (d. 1451)

Births637 years ago
Births566 years ago

1557 - Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen consort of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631)

Births463 years ago

1563 - Wanli, Chinese emperor (d. 1620)

Births457 years ago

1580 - George Percy, English explorer (d. 1632)

Births440 years ago

1596 - Constantijn Huygens, Dutch poet and composer (d. 1687)

Births424 years ago

1681 - Carl Heinrich Biber, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1749)

Births339 years ago

1717 - Job Orton, English minister and author (d. 1783)

Births303 years ago

1745 - Shneur Zalman, Russian rabbi, author and founder of Chabad (d. 1812)

Births275 years ago

1755 - Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish general and politician (d. 1810)

Births265 years ago

1768 - François-René de Chateaubriand, French historian and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for France (d. 1848)

Births252 years ago

1776 - Stephen Whitney, American businessman (d. 1860)

Births244 years ago

1798 - Raynold Kaufgetz, Swiss soldier, economist, and politician (d. 1869)

Births222 years ago

1809 - Manuel Montt, Chilean scholar and politician, 6th President of Chile (d. 1880)

Births211 years ago

1809 - Juliusz Słowacki, Polish poet and playwright (d. 1849)

Births211 years ago

1824 - Anton Bruckner, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1896)

Births196 years ago

1825 - Dadabhai Naoroji, Indian academic and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (d. 1917)

Births195 years ago

1826 - Martin Wiberg, Swedish philosopher and engineer (d. 1905)

Births194 years ago

1832 - Antonio Agliardi, Italian cardinal (d. 1915)

Births188 years ago

1846 - Daniel Burnham, American architect, designed the World's Columbian Exposition (d. 1912)

Births174 years ago

1848 - Lewis Howard Latimer, American inventor (d. 1928)

Births172 years ago

1848 - Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)

Births172 years ago

1850 - Luigi Cadorna, Italian field marshal (d. 1928)

Births170 years ago

1851 - John Dillon, Irish poet and politician (d. 1927)

Births169 years ago

1885 - Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal (d. 1971)

Births135 years ago
Births134 years ago

1887 - Roy William Neill, Irish-English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1946)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Oskar Schlemmer, German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer (d. 1943)

Births132 years ago

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

Births130 years ago

1891 - Fritz Todt, German engineer and politician (d. 1942)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Darius Milhaud, French composer and educator (d. 1974)

Births128 years ago

1896 - Antonin Artaud, French actor, director, and playwright (d. 1948)

Births124 years ago

1901 - William Lyons, English businessman, co-founded Jaguar Cars (d. 1985)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Tommy Mitchell, English cricketer (d. 1996)

Births118 years ago

1905 - Mary Renault, English-South African author (d. 1983)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Walter Zapp, Latvian-Estonian inventor, invented the Minox (d. 2003)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Max Delbrück, German-American biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Reggie Nalder, Austrian-American actor (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 1999)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Richard Wright, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (d. 1960)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Eduard Wirths, German physician (d. 1945)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Denis Tomlinson, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (d. 1993)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Syd Hoff, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Alexander Liberman, Russian-American publisher, painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1999)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Mickey Cohen, American mob boss (d. 1976)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Victor Kiernan, English historian and academic (d. 2009)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Stanford Moore, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Kenzō Tange, Japanese architect, designed the Yoyogi National Gymnasium (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Shmuel Wosner, Austrian-Israeli rabbi and author (d. 2015)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Rudolf Leiding, German businessman (d. 2003)

Births106 years ago

1917 - Henry Ford II, American businessman (d. 1987)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Paul Harvey, American radio host (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Gerald Wilson, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Howard Morris, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Clemar Bucci, Argentinian race car driver (d. 2011)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Craig Claiborne, American journalist, author, and critic (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Per Olof Sundman, Swedish author and politician (d. 1992)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Ram Kishore Shukla, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 2003)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Joan Aiken, English author (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Justinas Lagunavičius, Lithuanian basketball player (d. 1997)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Asa Earl Carter, American Ku Klux Klan leader and author (d. 1979)

Births95 years ago

1926 - George William Gray, British chemist who developed liquid crystals that made displays possible (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Ivan Illich, Austrian priest and philosopher (d. 2002)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - John McCarthy, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2011)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Ferenc Sánta, Hungarian author and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Dick York, American actor (d. 1992)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Thomas Eagleton, American lawyer and politician, 38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Robert V. Keeley, Lebanese-American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Greece (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Robert Arneson, American sculptor and academic (d. 1992)

Births90 years ago

1930 - William Maxson, American general (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Mitzi Gaynor, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births89 years ago

1931 - Antonios Trakatellis, Greek biochemist and politician

Births89 years ago

1932 - Carlos Romero Barceló, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Puerto Rico

Births88 years ago

1932 - Vince Dooley, American football player and coach

Births88 years ago

1934 - Clive Granger, Welsh-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Antoine Redin, French footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Eduard Khil, Russian baritone singer (d. 2012)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jan Švankmajer, Czech filmmaker and artist

Births86 years ago

1935 - Charles A. Hines, American general and academic (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Dallas Willard, American philosopher and academic (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Dawn Fraser, Australian swimmer and politician

Births83 years ago

1937 - Gene Ludwig, American organist and composer (d. 2010)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Virgil A. Richard, American general (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Les Allen, English footballer and manager

Births83 years ago

1939 - Denis Lindsay, South African cricketer and referee (d. 2005)

Births81 years ago

1941 - Marilena de Souza Chaui, Brazilian philosopher and academic

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ken Harrelson, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ramesh Sethi, Kenyan cricketer and coach

Births79 years ago

1941 - Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of Andhra Pradesh

Births79 years ago

1942 - Raymond Floyd, American golfer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jerry Jarrett, American wrestler and promoter, co-founded Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

Births78 years ago

1942 - Merald "Bubba" Knight, American singer

Births78 years ago

1944 - Tony Atkinson, English economist and academic (d. 2017)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Dave Bassett, English footballer and manager

Births76 years ago

1944 - Gene Parsons, American singer-songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and banjo player

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player

Births76 years ago

1945 - Danny Gatton, American guitarist (d. 1994)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bill Kenwright, English actor, singer, and producer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Gary Duncan, American guitarist (d. 2019)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dave Liebman, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bryan Mauricette, Saint Lucian-Canadian cricketer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Bob Jenkins, American sportscaster

Births73 years ago

1947 - Paul Sait, Australian rugby league player

Births73 years ago

1949 - Darryl Cotton, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Dean Pees, American football player and coach

Births71 years ago

1949 - Tom Watson, American golfer and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1950 - Doyle Alexander, American baseball player

Births70 years ago

1951 - Martin Chambers, English drummer and singer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Judith Ivey, American actress

Births69 years ago

1951 - Marita Ulvskog, Swedish politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden

Births69 years ago

1952 - Stephen Easley, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Janet Biehl, American philosopher and author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Michael Stean, English chess player and author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Fatih Terim, Turkish footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1955 - David Broza, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Garth Le Roux, South African cricketer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Brian Schweitzer, American politician, 23rd Governor of Montana

Births65 years ago

1956 - Blackie Lawless, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Khandi Alexander, American actress, dancer, and choreographer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Jacqueline Hewitt, American astrophysicist and astronomer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Marzio Innocenti, Italian rugby player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Drew Pinsky, American radio and television host

Births62 years ago

1959 - Kevin Harrington, Australian actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Armin Kogler, Austrian ski jumper

Births61 years ago

1960 - Kim Thayil, American guitarist and songwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Shailesh Vara, Ugandan-English lawyer and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Damon Wayans, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1961 - Nick Blinko, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Lars Jönsson, Swedish film producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Kiran More, Indian cricketer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician, Danish Minister of Education

Births58 years ago

1962 - Shinya Yamanaka, Japanese physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births58 years ago

1963 - Bobby Jarzombek, American drummer

Births57 years ago

1963 - John Vanbiesbrouck, American ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Sami Yaffa, Finnish singer-songwriter and bass player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Guy Boros, American golfer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Aadesh Shrivastava, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Sergio Momesso, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1966 - Yanka Dyagileva, Russian singer-songwriter (d. 1991)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jeff Tremaine, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricketer and accountant

Births53 years ago

1967 - Dezső Szabó, Hungarian decathlete

Births53 years ago

1968 - John DiMaggio, American voice actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Mike Piazza, American baseball player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Sasha, Welsh DJ and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ramon Dekkers, Dutch kick-boxer and mixed martial artist (d. 2013)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Giorgi Margvelashvili, Georgian academic and politician, 4th President of Georgia

Births51 years ago

1969 - Inga Tuigamala, Samoan-New Zealand rugby player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Igor Cavalera, Brazilian drummer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Deni Hines, Australian singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ivan Iusco, Italian composer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sven Meyer, German footballer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Lance Klusener, South African cricketer and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ione Skye, English-American actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Maik Taylor, German-Irish footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Steve Leonard, Northern Irish veterinarian and television personality

Births48 years ago

1973 - Aaron Fultz, American baseball player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Lazlow Jones, American radio presenter, producer and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Mati Pari, Estonian footballer and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Lincoln Roberts, Tobagonian cricketer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Sergio Ballesteros, Spanish footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mark Ronson, English DJ, producer, and songwriter, co-founded Allido Records

Births45 years ago

1975 - Dave Salmoni, Canadian zoologist, television host, and producer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Denilson Martins Nascimento, Brazilian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mario-Ernesto Rodríguez, Uruguayan-Italian footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Sun-woo Kim, South Korean baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Lucie Silvas, English singer-songwriter and pianist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kia Stevens, American wrestler

Births43 years ago

1978 - Wes Bentley, American actor and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Terence Newman, American football player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Frederik Veuchelen, Belgian cyclist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Christian Walz, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Maxim Afinogenov, Russian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Pedro Macedo Camacho, Portuguese pianist, composer, and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese race car driver

Births41 years ago

1980 - Max Greenfield, American actor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Pat Neshek, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Beyoncé, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Richard Garcia, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Lacey Sturm, American singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1982 - Whitney Cummings, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mark Lewis-Francis, English sprinter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Yuichi Nakamaru, Japanese singer-songwriter, actor, and radio host

Births37 years ago

1983 - Margit Rüütel, Estonian tennis player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Armands Šķēle, Latvian basketball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Jonathan Adam, Scottish race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Hamish McIntosh, Australian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kyle Mooney, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births36 years ago

1985 - Raúl Albiol, Spanish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ri Kwang-chon, North Korean footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Walid Mesloub, Algerian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Ayumi Kaihori, Japanese footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Xavier Woods, American wrestler

Births34 years ago

1987 - Wesley Blake, American wrestler

Births33 years ago

1988 - John Tyler Hammons, American politician

Births32 years ago

1989 - Elliott Whitehead, English rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1990 - James Bay, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jonny Lomax, English rugby player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Danny Worsnop, English singer-songwriter

Births30 years ago

1991 - Anders Zachariassen, Danish handball player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Hanna Schwamborn, German actress

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kevin Lee, American mixed martial artist

Births28 years ago

1993 - Yannick Carrasco, Belgian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Jody Fannin, English race car driver

Births27 years ago

1993 - Chantal Škamlová, Slovak tennis player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Kenny McEvoy, Irish footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Sabina Sharipova, Uzbekistan tennis player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Thomas Minns, English rugby player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Jazz Tevaga, New Zealand rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Jordan Lilley, English rugby league player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Ashton Golding, English rugby league player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

422 - Boniface I, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

799 - Musa al-Kadhim, Arabic imam (b. 745)

Deaths

1037 - Bermudo III, king of León (b. c. 1017)

Deaths983 years ago

1063 - Tughril, Seljuq sultan (b. 990)

Deaths957 years ago

1199 - Joan of England, queen of Sicily (b. 1165)

Deaths821 years ago

1308 - Margaret of Burgundy, queen of Sicily (b. 1250)

Deaths712 years ago

1323 - Gegeen Khan, Chinese emperor (b. 1302)

Deaths697 years ago

1342 - Anna Anachoutlou, empress of Trebizond

Deaths678 years ago

1417 - Robert Hallam, English Catholic bishop

Deaths603 years ago

1537 - Johann Dietenberger, German theologian and translator (b. 1475)

Deaths483 years ago

1571 - Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox, English nobleman (b. 1516)

Deaths449 years ago

1588 - Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk (b. 1532)

Deaths432 years ago

1625 - Thomas Smythe, English diplomat (b. 1558)

Deaths395 years ago

1676 - John Ogilby, Scottish-born impresario and cartographer (b. 1600)

Deaths344 years ago

1767 - Charles Townshend, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1725)

Deaths253 years ago

1780 - John Fielding, English lawyer and judge (b. 1721)

Deaths240 years ago

1784 - César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer and cartographer (b. 1714)

Deaths236 years ago

1794 - John Hely-Hutchinson, Anglo-Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1724)

Deaths226 years ago

1804 - Richard Somers, American lieutenant (b. 1778)

Deaths216 years ago

1820 - Timothy Brown, English banker and merchant (b. 1743/4)

Deaths200 years ago

1821 - José Miguel Carrera, Chilean general and politician (b. 1785)

Deaths199 years ago

1849 - Friedrich Laun, German author (b. 1770)

Deaths171 years ago

1852 - William MacGillivray, Scottish biologist and ornithologist (b. 1796)

Deaths168 years ago

1864 - John Hunt Morgan, American general (b. 1825)

Deaths156 years ago

1907 - Edvard Grieg, Norwegian pianist and composer (b. 1843)

Deaths113 years ago

1909 - Clyde Fitch, American playwright and songwriter (b. 1865)

Deaths111 years ago
Deaths109 years ago

1914 - Charles Péguy, French poet and philosopher (b. 1873)

Deaths106 years ago

1940 - George William de Carteret, French-English journalist and author (b. 1869)

Deaths80 years ago

1944 - Erich Fellgiebel, German general (b. 1886)

Deaths76 years ago

1963 - Robert Schuman, Luxembourgian-French politician, 130th Prime Minister of France (b. 1886)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Albert Schweitzer, French-Gabonese physician, theologian, and missionary, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1875)

Deaths55 years ago

1974 - Creighton Abrams, American general (b. 1914)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Marcel Achard, French playwright and screenwriter (b. 1899)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Charles Arnison, English airman (b. 1893)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Lewi Pethrus, Swedish minister and hymn-writer (b. 1884)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1899)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher (b. 1894)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - E. F. Schumacher, German-English economist and statistician (b. 1911)

Deaths43 years ago

1982 - Jack Tworkov, Polish-American painter (b. 1900)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Vasyl Stus, Ukrainian poet, publicist, and dissident (b. 1938)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - George O'Brien, American actor and singer (b. 1899)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Otto Glória, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1917)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Hank Greenberg, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Bill Bowes, English cricketer and coach (b. 1908)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Georges Simenon, Belgian-Swiss author (b. 1903)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Ronald Syme, New Zealand historian and author (b. 1903)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Lawrence A. Cremin, American historian and author (b. 1925)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Irene Dunne, American actress and singer (b. 1898)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Turan Dursun, Turkish scholar and author (b. 1934)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Charlie Barnet, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1913)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Tom Tryon, American actor and author (b. 1926)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Dottie West, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1932)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Hervé Villechaize, French-American actor (b. 1943)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Chuck Greenberg, American saxophonist, composer, and producer (b. 1950)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - William Kunstler, American lawyer and activist (b. 1919)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Joan Clarke, English cryptanalyst and numismatist (b. 1917)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Dharamvir Bharati, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1926)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Aldo Rossi, Italian architect, designed the Bonnefanten Museum and Teatro Carlo Felice (b. 1931)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Ernst Jaakson, Estonian diplomat (b. 1905)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Elizabeth Kata, Australian author and screenwriter (b. 1912)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Georg Gawliczek, German footballer and manager (b. 1919)

Deaths21 years ago

2002 - Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian-French pianist and educator (b. 1904)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Lola Bobesco, Romanian-Belgian violinist and educator (b. 1921)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1942)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Steve Irwin, Australian zoologist and television host (b. 1962)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Colin Thiele, Australian author, poet, and educator (b. 1920)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Astrid Varnay, Swedish-American soprano (b. 1918)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - John Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Roxburghshire (b. 1923)

Deaths13 years ago

2011 - Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Abraham Avigdorov, Israeli soldier (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Albert Marre, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - George Savitsky, American football player (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Syed Mustafa Siraj, Indian author (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Hakam Sufi, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1952)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Michel Pagé, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1949)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dick Raaymakers, Dutch composer and theorist (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Daniele Seccarecci, Italian bodybuilder (b. 1980)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Stanislav Stepashkin, Russian boxer (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Casey Viator, American bodybuilder and journalist (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ron Mulock, Australian lawyer and politician, 10th Deputy Premier of New South Wales (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gustavo Cerati, Argentine Musician (b.1959)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wolfhart Pannenberg, Polish-German theologian and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Joan Rivers, American comedian, television host, and author (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Graham Brazier, New Zealand singer-songwriter (b. 1952)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jean Darling, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Wilfred de Souza, Indian surgeon and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Goa (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Warren Murphy, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Clarence D. Rappleyea Jr., lawyer and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths4 years ago

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

Deaths2 years ago

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