Holidays and observances

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

Events

506 - The bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde.

Events

1419 - John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy is assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France.

Events601 years ago

1509 - An earthquake known as "The Lesser Judgment Day" hits Constantinople.

Events511 years ago

1515 - Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal.

Events505 years ago

1547 - The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the last full-scale military confrontation between England and Scotland, resulting in a decisive victory for the forces of Edward VI.

Events473 years ago

1561 - Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima: Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts.

Events459 years ago

1570 - Spanish Jesuit missionaries land in present-day Virginia to establish the short-lived Ajacán Mission.

Events450 years ago

1573 - German pirate Klein Henszlein and 33 of his crew beheaded in Hamburg .

Events447 years ago

1608 - John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia.

Events412 years ago

1776 - American Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.

Events244 years ago

1798 - At the Battle of St. George's Caye, British Honduras defeats Spain.

Events222 years ago

1813 - The United States defeats a British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

Events207 years ago

1846 - Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.

Events174 years ago

1858 - George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.

Events162 years ago

1897 - Lattimer massacre: A sheriff's posse kills 19 unarmed striking immigrant miners in Lattimer, Pennsylvania, United States.

Events123 years ago
Events122 years ago
Events102 years ago

1919 - Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.

Events101 years ago

1932 - The New York City Subway's third competing subway system, the municipally-owned IND, is opened.

Events88 years ago

1936 - First World Individual Motorcycle Speedway Championship, Held at London's (England) Wembley Stadium

Events84 years ago

1937 - Nine nations attend the Nyon Conference to address international piracy in the Mediterranean Sea.

Events83 years ago

1939 - World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy's first loss of a submarine in the war.

Events81 years ago

1939 - World War II: Canada declares war on Germany, joining the Allies: Poland, France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: The British Army carries out an amphibious landing on Madagascar to re-launch Allied offensive operations in the Madagascar Campaign.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: In the course of Operation Achse, German troops begin their occupation of Rome.

Events77 years ago

1960 - At the Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.

Events60 years ago

1961 - In the Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari, the deadliest accident in F1 history.

Events59 years ago

1967 - The people of Gibraltar vote to remain a British dependency rather than becoming part of Spain.

Events53 years ago

1974 - Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal.

Events46 years ago

1976 - A British Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident and an Inex-Adria DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia, killing 176.

Events44 years ago

1977 - Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France.

Events43 years ago

2000 - Operation Barras successfully frees six British soldiers held captive for over two weeks and contributes to the end of the Sierra Leone Civil War.

Events20 years ago

2001 - Antônio da Costa Santos, mayor of Campinas, Brazil is assassinated.

Events19 years ago

2002 - Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, becomes a full member of the United Nations.

Events18 years ago

2007 - Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.

Events13 years ago

2008 - The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history, is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.

Events12 years ago

2017 - Hurricane Irma makes landfall on Cudjoe Key, Florida as a Category 4, after causing catastrophic damage throughout the Caribbean. Irma resulted in 134 deaths and $64.76 billion (2017 USD) in damage.

Events3 years ago

Births

904 - Guo Wei, posthumously known as Emperor Taizu of Later Zhou

Births

920 - Louis IV of France (d. 954)

Births

1169 - Alexios II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1183)

Births851 years ago
Births597 years ago

1487 - Pope Julius III (d. 1555)

Births533 years ago

1497 - Wolfgang Musculus, German theologian (d. 1563)

Births523 years ago
Births470 years ago
Births473 years ago

1561 - Hernando Arias de Saavedra, Paraguayan-Argentinian soldier and politician (d. 1634)

Births459 years ago

1588 - Nicholas Lanier, English singer-songwriter and lute player (d. 1666)

Births432 years ago

1624 - Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author (d. 1689)

Births396 years ago
Births382 years ago

1659 - Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (d. 1695)

Births361 years ago

1714 - Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer (d. 1774)

Births306 years ago

1753 - John Soane, English architect and academic, designed the Royal Academy and Freemasons' Hall (d. 1837)

Births267 years ago

1758 - Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)

Births262 years ago

1786 - Nicolás Bravo, Mexican soldier and politician, 11th President of Mexico (d. 1854)

Births234 years ago

1786 - William Mason, American surgeon and politician (d. 1860)

Births234 years ago

1788 - Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, French archaeologist and author (d. 1868)

Births232 years ago

1793 - Harriet Arbuthnot, English diarist (d. 1834)

Births227 years ago

1801 - Marie Laveau, American voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)

Births219 years ago

1821 - William Jervois, English captain, engineer, and politician, 10th Governor of South Australia (d. 1897)

Births199 years ago

1836 - Joseph Wheeler, American general and politician (d. 1906)

Births184 years ago

1839 - Isaac K. Funk, American minister and publisher, co-founded Funk & Wagnalls (d. 1912)

Births181 years ago

1839 - Charles Sanders Peirce, American mathematician, statistician, and philosopher (d. 1914)

Births181 years ago

1844 - Abel Hoadley, English-Australian candy maker, created the Violet Crumble (d. 1918)

Births176 years ago

1852 - Hans Niels Andersen, Danish businessman, founded the East Asiatic Company (d. 1937)

Births168 years ago

1852 - Alice Brown Davis, American tribal chief (d. 1935)

Births168 years ago

1860 - Marianne von Werefkin, Russian-Swiss painter (d. 1938)

Births160 years ago

1864 - Carl Correns, German botanist and geneticist (d. 1933)

Births156 years ago

1866 - Jeppe Aakjær, Danish author and poet (d. 1930)

Births154 years ago

1871 - Charles Collett, English engineer (d. 1952)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Ranjitsinhji, Indian cricketer (d. 1933)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Mamie Dillard, African American educator, clubwoman and suffragist (d. 1954)

Births146 years ago

1875 - George Hewitt Myers, American forester and philanthropist (d. 1957)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Hugh D. McIntosh, Australian businessman (d. 1942)

Births144 years ago

1880 - Georgia Douglas Johnson, American poet and playwright (d. 1966)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Laura Cornelius Kellogg, Native American activist (d. 1947)

Births140 years ago

1884 - Herbert Johanson, Estonian architect (d. 1964)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Johannes de Jong, Dutch cardinal (d. 1955)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Carl Clinton Van Doren, American critic and biographer (d. 1950)

Births135 years ago

1886 - H.D., American poet, novelist, and memoirist (d. 1961)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Giovanni Gronchi, Italian soldier and politician, 3rd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1978)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Kenneth Mason, English soldier and geographer (d. 1976)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Govind Ballabh Pant, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (d. 1961)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Israel Abramofsky, Russian-American painter (d. 1976)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Ivar Böhling, Finnish wrestler (d. 1929)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Bob Heffron, New Zealand-Australian miner and politician, 30th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1978)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian-French fashion designer (d. 1973)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1945)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Arthur Compton, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Alexander Dovzhenko, Soviet screenwriter/producer/director of Ukrainian origin (d. 1956)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Indian poet and author (d. 1976)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Adele Astaire, American actress and dancer (d. 1981)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Robert Taschereau, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 11th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1970)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Ye Ting, Chinese general (d. 1946)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Georges Bataille, French philosopher, novelist, and poet (d. 1962)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Hilde Hildebrand, German actress and singer (d. 1976)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Bessie Love, American actress (d. 1986)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Waldo Semon, American chemist and engineer (d. 1999)

Births122 years ago

1903 - Cyril Connolly, English author and critic (d. 1974)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Honey Craven, American horse rider and manager (d. 2003)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Max Shachtman, American theorist and politician (d. 1972)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Karl Wien, German geographer, academic, and mountaineer (d. 1937)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Alva R. Fitch, American general (d. 1989)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Dorothy Hill, Australian geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1997)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Angus Bethune, Australian soldier and politician, 33rd Premier of Tasmania (d. 2004)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Raymond Scott, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1994)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Waldo Rudolph Wedel, American archaeologist and author (d. 1996)

Births112 years ago

1912 - Basappa Danappa Jatti, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th Vice President of India (d. 2002)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Lincoln Gordon, American academic and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Brazil (d. 2009)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Terence O'Neill, Baron O'Neill of the Maine, Anglo-Irish captain and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 1990)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Robert Wise, American director and producer (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Edmond O'Brien, American actor (d. 1985)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Miguel Serrano, Chilean poet and diplomat (d. 2009)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Lex van Delden, Dutch composer (d. 1988)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Fabio Taglioni, Italian engineer (d. 2001)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Joann Lõssov, Estonian basketball player and coach (d. 2000)

Births99 years ago

1921 - John W. Morris, American general (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Glen P. Robinson, American businessman, founded Scientific Atlanta (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player and coach (d. 1988)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Boyd K. Packer, American educator and religious leader, 26th President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Roy Brown, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Dick Lucas, English minister and cleric

Births95 years ago

1925 - Boris Tchaikovsky, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1996)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Beryl Cook, English painter and illustrator (d. 2008)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Johnny Keating, Scottish trombonist, composer, and producer (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Roch Bolduc, Canadian civil servant and politician

Births92 years ago

1928 - Walter Ralston Martin, American minister and author, founded the Christian Research Institute (d. 1989)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Jean Vanier, Canadian philosopher and humanitarian, founded L'Arche (d. 2019)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Michel Bélanger, Canadian businessman and banker (d. 1997)

Births91 years ago

1929 - John Golding, English historian, scholar, and curator (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Arnold Palmer, American golfer and businessman (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Aino Kukk, Estonian chess player and engineer (d. 2006)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Isabel Colegate, English author and agent

Births89 years ago

1931 - Philip Baker Hall, American actor

Births89 years ago

1932 - Bo Goldman, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer

Births88 years ago

1933 - Yevgeny Khrunov, Russian colonel and astronaut (d. 2000)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Karl Lagerfeld, German-French fashion designer and photographer (d. 2019)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Charles Kuralt, American journalist (d. 1997)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Roger Maris, American baseball player and coach (d. 1985)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jim Oberstar, American educator and politician (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Larry Sitsky, Australian pianist, composer, and educator

Births86 years ago

1934 - Mr. Wrestling II, American wrestler

Births86 years ago

1935 - Mary Oliver, American poet (d. 2019)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Jared Diamond, American biologist, geographer, and author

Births83 years ago

1937 - Tommy Overstreet, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)

Births83 years ago

1938 - David Hamilton, English radio and television host

Births82 years ago

1940 - Roy Ayers, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, vibraphonist, and producer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Buck Buchanan, American football player (d. 1992)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Bob Chance, American baseball player (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist, biologist, and author (d. 2002)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Christopher Hogwood, English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (d. 2014)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese video game designer, invented Game Boy (d. 1997)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Danny Hutton, Irish-American singer

Births78 years ago

1944 - Thomas Allen, English actor, singer, and academic

Births76 years ago

1945 - José Feliciano, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Gerard Henderson, Australian journalist and author

Births75 years ago

1945 - Mike Mullane, American colonel and astronaut

Births75 years ago
Births74 years ago

1946 - Jim Hines, American sprinter and football player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Don Powell, English rock drummer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Patrick Norman, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births74 years ago

1947 - Larry Nelson, American golfer

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Pountney, English director and manager

Births73 years ago

1948 - Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese historian and author

Births72 years ago

1948 - Brian Donohoe, Scottish politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Judy Geeson, English actress

Births72 years ago

1948 - Bob Lanier, American basketball player and coach

Births72 years ago

1948 - Margaret Trudeau, Canadian actress and talk show host, 12th Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada

Births72 years ago

1948 - Charlie Waters, American football player, coach, and radio host

Births72 years ago

1949 - Barriemore Barlow, English rock drummer and songwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Babette Cole, English author and illustrator (d. 2017)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Don Muraco, American wrestler

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bill O'Reilly, American journalist and author

Births71 years ago

1950 - Rosie Flores, American singer and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Tom Lund, Norwegian football player

Births70 years ago

1950 - Joe Perry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1951 - Sarah Coakley, English philosopher, theologian, and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Steve Keirn, American wrestler

Births69 years ago

1951 - Bill Rogers, American golfer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Medea Benjamin, American activist, founder of Code Pink

Births68 years ago

1952 - Vic Toews, Paraguayan-Canadian lawyer and politician, 48th Canadian Minister of Justice

Births68 years ago

1953 - Amy Irving, American actress

Births67 years ago

1953 - Pat Cadigan, American science fiction author

Births67 years ago

1953 - John Thurso, Scottish businessman and politician

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jackie Ashley, English journalist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Lorely Burt, English politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Don Wilson, American kickboxer and actor

Births66 years ago

1955 - Pat Mastelotto, American rock drummer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Johnnie Fingers, Irish keyboard player and songwriter

Births64 years ago

1957 - Kate Burton, Swiss-born British actress

Births63 years ago

1957 - Carol Decker, English singer-songwriter

Births63 years ago

1958 - Chris Columbus, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Siobhan Fahey, Irish singer-songwriter and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Michael Earl, American actor, singer, and puppeteer (d. 2015)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Alison Bechdel, American author and illustrator

Births60 years ago

1960 - Margaret Ferrier, Scottish politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Colin Firth, English actor and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Tim Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - David Lowery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births60 years ago

1961 - Trace Gallagher, American journalist

Births59 years ago

1963 - Randy Johnson, American baseball player and actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Bill Stevenson, American drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births57 years ago

1964 - John E. Sununu, American engineer and politician

Births56 years ago

1966 - Yuki Saito, Japanese singer and actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Joe Nieuwendyk, Canadian ice hockey player and manager

Births54 years ago

1968 - Andreas Herzog, Austrian footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Big Daddy Kane, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Guy Ritchie, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Craig Innes, New Zealand rugby player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Johnathon Schaech, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Ménélik, Cameroonian-French rapper

Births50 years ago

1970 - Dean Gorré, Surinamese footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Paula Kelley, American singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Neera Tanden, American lawyer and policy analyst

Births50 years ago

1971 - Joe Bravo, American jockey

Births49 years ago

1972 - James Duval, American actor and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Bente Skari, Norwegian skier

Births48 years ago

1973 - Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mark Huizinga, Dutch martial artist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Tim Stimpson, English rugby player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Mohammad Akram, Pakistani cricketer and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mirko Filipović, Croatian mixed martial artist, boxer, and politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ryan Phillippe, American actor and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ben Wallace, American basketball player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Dan O'Toole, Canadian sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1975 - Melanie Pullen, American photographer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Marty Holah, New Zealand rugby player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Gustavo Kuerten, Brazilian tennis player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Vassilis Lakis, Greek footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Matt Morgan, American wrestler

Births44 years ago

1976 - Reinder Nummerdor, Dutch volleyball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Mike DiBiase, American wrestler

Births43 years ago

1977 - Caleb Ralph, New Zealand rugby player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Julia Goldsworthy, English politician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Alex Horne, British comedian

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Lithuanian basketball player

Births42 years ago

1980 - Trevor Murdoch, American wrestler

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mikey Way, American bass player and songwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Germán Denis, Argentinian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Bonnie Maxon, American wrestler

Births39 years ago

1982 - Misty Copeland, American ballerina and author

Births38 years ago

1982 - Javi Varas, Spanish footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Fernando Belluschi, Argentinian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jérémy Toulalan, French footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Joey Votto, Canadian baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Sander Post, Estonian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Harry Treadaway, English actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - Luke Treadaway, English actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - Drake Younger, American wrestler

Births36 years ago

1985 - Aleksandrs Čekulajevs, Latvian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - James Graham, English rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Neil Walker, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Ashley Monroe, American singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Eoin Morgan, English cricketer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Paul Goldschmidt, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nana Tanimura, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Alex Saxon, American actor

Births33 years ago

1988 - Bobby Sharp, Canadian wrestler

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jordan Staal, Canadian ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Manish Pandey, Indian cricketer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Matt Ritchie, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Lee Sawyer, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1991 - Boadu Maxwell Acosty, Ghanaian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Ricky Ledo, American basketball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ayub Masika, Kenyan footballer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Mohamed Sylla, French rapper

Births26 years ago

1997 - Brooke Henderson, Canadian golfer

Births23 years ago

1998 - Anna Blinkova, Russian tennis player

Births22 years ago

Deaths

210 BC - Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China (b. 260 BC)

Deaths

602 - Dugu Qieluo, empress of the Chinese Sui dynasty (b. 544)

Deaths

689 - Guo Zhengyi, official of the Chinese Tang Dynasty

Deaths

710 - Li Chongfu, imperial prince of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (b. c. 680)

Deaths

918 - Baldwin II, Frankish margrave (b. c. 865)

Deaths

952 - Gao Xingzhou, Chinese general (b. 885)

Deaths

954 - Louis IV, king of West Francia (b. 920)

Deaths
Deaths853 years ago
Deaths823 years ago
Deaths803 years ago
Deaths739 years ago

1306 - Nicholas of Tolentino, Italian mystic and saint (b. 1245)

Deaths714 years ago

1308 - Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (b. 1285)

Deaths712 years ago

1364 - Robert of Taranto, King of Albania

Deaths656 years ago

1382 - Louis I of Hungary (b. 1326)

Deaths638 years ago

1384 - Joanna of Dreux, Countess of Penthievre and Duchess of Brittany (b. 1319)

Deaths636 years ago
Deaths601 years ago

1479 - Jacopo Piccolomini-Ammannati, Italian cardinal and humanist (b. 1422)

Deaths541 years ago

1482 - Federico da Montefeltro, Italian warlord (b. 1422)

Deaths538 years ago
Deaths516 years ago

1519 - John Colet, English theologian and scholar (b. 1467)

Deaths501 years ago

1549 - Anthony Denny, English politician (b. 1501)

Deaths471 years ago

1591 - Richard Grenville, English admiral and politician (b. 1542)

Deaths429 years ago

1604 - William Morgan, Welsh bishop and translator (b. 1545)

Deaths416 years ago

1607 - Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1545)

Deaths413 years ago
Deaths351 years ago

1676 - Gerrard Winstanley, English activist (b. 1609)

Deaths344 years ago

1748 - Ignacia del Espíritu Santo, Filipino nun, founded the Religious of the Virgin Mary (b. 1663)

Deaths272 years ago

1749 - Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)

Deaths271 years ago

1759 - Ferdinand Konščak, Croatian missionary and explorer (b. 1703)

Deaths261 years ago

1797 - Mary Wollstonecraft, English philosopher, historian, and novelist (b. 1759)

Deaths223 years ago

1842 - William Hobson, Irish-New Zealand soldier and politician, 1st Governor of New Zealand (b. 1792)

Deaths178 years ago

1842 - Letitia Christian Tyler, American wife of John Tyler, 11th First Lady of the United States (b. 1790)

Deaths178 years ago

1851 - Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American minister and educator (b. 1787)

Deaths169 years ago

1867 - Simon Sechter, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1788)

Deaths153 years ago
Deaths131 years ago

1891 - David Humphreys Storer, American physician and naturalist (b. 1804)

Deaths129 years ago
Deaths122 years ago

1905 - Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)

Deaths115 years ago

1915 - Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Canadian physician and politician, 3rd Premier of Quebec (b. 1822)

Deaths105 years ago

1915 - Bagha Jatin, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1879 )

Deaths105 years ago

1919 - J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher, founded the Archibald Prize (b. 1856)

Deaths101 years ago

1922 - Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, English poet and activist (b. 1840)

Deaths98 years ago

1923 - Sukumar Ray, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1887)

Deaths97 years ago

1931 - Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1869)

Deaths89 years ago

1931 - Salvatore Maranzano, Italian-American gangster (b. 1886)

Deaths89 years ago

1933 - Giuseppe Campari, Italian race car driver (b. 1892)

Deaths87 years ago

1933 - Baconin Borzacchini, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)

Deaths87 years ago

1933 - Stanisław Czaykowski, Polish race car driver (b. 1899)

Deaths87 years ago

1934 - George Henschel, German-English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1850)

Deaths86 years ago

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

Deaths85 years ago

1937 - Sergei Tretyakov, Russian author and playwright (b. 1892)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Charles Cruft, English businessman, founded Crufts (b. 1852)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig, German general (b. 1888)

Deaths81 years ago
Deaths72 years ago

1952 - Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese engineer and architect, designed the Beirut City Hall (b. 1866)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Peter Anders, German tenor and actor (b. 1908)

Deaths66 years ago

1961 - Leo Carrillo, American actor and singer (b. 1880)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Wolfgang von Trips, German race car driver (b. 1928)

Deaths59 years ago

1965 - Father Divine, American spiritual leader (b. 1880)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Emil Julius Gumbel, German mathematician and statistician (b. 1891)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Erna Mohr, German zoologist (b. 1894)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Pier Angeli, Italian-American actress and singer (b. 1932)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Cornelia Meigs, American author and playwright (b. 1884)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Hans Swarowsky, Hungarian-Austrian conductor and educator (b. 1899)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - George Paget Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Dalton Trumbo, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1905)

Deaths44 years ago

1979 - Agostinho Neto, Angolan politician, 1st President of Angola (b. 1922)

Deaths41 years ago

1983 - Felix Bloch, Swiss-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Norah Lofts, English author (b. 1904)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Jon Brower Minnoch, American heaviest man (b. 1941)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - B. J. Vorster, South African lawyer and politician, 4th State President of South Africa (b. 1915)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Ernst Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1893)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1922)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Boris Rõtov, Estonian chess player (b. 1937)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (b. 1916)

Deaths32 years ago

1991 - Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (b. 1908)

Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Charles Drake, American actor (b. 1917)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Joanne Dru, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor (b. 1896)

Deaths24 years ago

2000 - Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Indian-Pakistani journalist and author (b. 1921)

Deaths20 years ago

2004 - Brock Adams, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Transportation (b. 1927)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Hermann Bondi, Austrian mathematician and cosmologist (b. 1919)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American singer and guitarist (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Patty Berg, American golfer (b. 1918)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Tongan king (b. 1918)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Anita Roddick, English businesswoman, founded The Body Shop (b. 1942)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Joe Sherlock, Irish politician (b. 1930)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ted Stepien, American businessman (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jane Wyman, American actress (b. 1917)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Gérald Beaudoin, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Vernon Handley, English conductor (b. 1930)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Cliff Robertson, American actor (b. 1923)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Raquel Correa, Chilean journalist (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Robert Gammage, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Lance LeGault, American actor and stuntman (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Stanley Long, English director, producer, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Moffatt, English actor and playwright (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - John Hambrick, American journalist and actor (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ibrahim Makhous, Syrian politician, Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Josef Němec, Czech boxer (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - E. Clay Shaw, Jr., American accountant and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jack Vance, Canadian general (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Emilio Botín, Spanish banker and businessman (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Richard Kiel, American actor (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Edward Nelson, American mathematician and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - George Spencer, American baseball player (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Paul K. Sybrowsky, American religious leader and academic (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Norman Farberow, American psychologist and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Adrian Frutiger, Swiss typeface designer (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Antoine Lahad, Lebanese general (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

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