Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Second day of Fiestas Patrias (Chile)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Saint Kitts and Nevis from the United Kingdom in 1983.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

634 - Siege of Damascus: The Rashidun Arabs under Khalid ibn al-Walid capture Damascus from the Byzantine Empire.

Events

1356 - Battle of Poitiers: An English army under the command of Edward, the Black Prince defeats a French army and captures King John II.

Events664 years ago

1676 - Jamestown is burned to the ground by the forces of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon's Rebellion.

Events344 years ago

1777 - American Revolutionary War: British forces win a tactically expensive victory over the Continental Army in the First Battle of Saratoga.

Events243 years ago

1778 - The Continental Congress passes the first United States federal budget.

Events242 years ago

1796 - George Washington's Farewell Address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.

Events224 years ago

1799 - French Revolutionary Wars: French-Dutch victory against the Russians and British in the Battle of Bergen.

Events221 years ago

1846 - Two French shepherd children, Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud, experience a Marian apparition on a mountaintop near La Salette, France, now known as Our Lady of La Salette.

Events174 years ago

1852 - Annibale de Gasparis discovers the asteroid Massalia from the north dome of the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte.

Events168 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Union troops under William Rosecrans defeat a Confederate force commanded by Sterling Price.

Events158 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: The first day of the Battle of Chickamauga, in northwestern Georgia, the bloodiest two-day battle of the conflict, and the only significant Confederate victory in the war's Western Theater.

Events157 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Union troops under Philip Sheridan defeat a Confederate force commanded by Jubal Early. With over 50,000 troops engaged, it was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley.

Events156 years ago

1868 - La Gloriosa begins in Spain.

Events152 years ago

1870 - Franco-Prussian War: The siege of Paris begins. The city will hold out for over four months before surrendering.

Events150 years ago

1881 - U.S. President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting. Vice President Chester A. Arthur becomes President upon Garfield's death.

Events139 years ago

1893 - In New Zealand, the Electoral Act of 1893 is consented to by the governor, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote.

Events127 years ago

1916 - World War I: During the East African Campaign, colonial forces of the Belgian Congo (Force Publique) under the command of Charles Tombeur capture the town of Tabora after heavy fighting.

Events104 years ago

1939 - World War II: The Battle of Kępa Oksywska concludes, with Polish losses reaching roughly 14% of all the forces engaged.

Events81 years ago

1940 - World War II: Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz to smuggle out information and start a resistance movement.

Events80 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Battle of Hürtgen Forest begins. It will become the longest individual battle that the U.S. Army has ever fought.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Moscow Armistice between Finland and the Soviet Union is signed.

Events76 years ago

1946 - The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich.

Events74 years ago

1952 - The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

Events68 years ago

1957 - Plumbbob Rainier becomes the first nuclear explosion to be entirely contained underground, producing no fallout.

Events63 years ago

1970 - Michael Eavis hosts the first Glastonbury Festival.

Events50 years ago

1970 - Kostas Georgakis, a Greek student of geology, sets himself ablaze in Matteotti Square in Genoa, Italy, as a protest against the dictatorial regime of Georgios Papadopoulos.

Events50 years ago

1973 - King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his investiture.

Events47 years ago

1976 - Turkish Airlines Flight 452 hits the Taurus Mountains, outskirt of Karatepe, Turkey, killing all 154 passengers and crew.

Events44 years ago

1976 - Two Imperial Iranian Air Force F-4 Phantom II jets fly out to investigate an unidentified flying object, when both independently lose instrumentation and communications as they approach, only to have them restored upon withdrawal.

Events44 years ago

1978 - The Solomon Islands join the United Nations.

Events42 years ago

1982 - Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University bulletin board system.

Events38 years ago

1983 - Saint Kitts and Nevis gains its independence.

Events37 years ago

1985 - A strong earthquake kills thousands and destroys about 400 buildings in Mexico City.

Events35 years ago

1985 - Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.

Events35 years ago

1989 - A bomb destroys UTA Flight 772 in mid-air above the Tùnùrù Desert, Niger, killing all 170 passengers and crew.

Events31 years ago

1991 - Ötzi the Iceman is discovered in the Alps on the border between Italy and Austria.

Events29 years ago

1995 - The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto.

Events25 years ago

1997 - The Guelb El-Kebir massacre in Algeria kills 53 people.

Events23 years ago

2006 - The Thai army stages a coup. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.

Events14 years ago

2010 - The leaking oil well in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is sealed.

Events10 years ago

2011 - Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees surpasses Trevor Hoffman to become Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader with 602.

Events9 years ago

2016 - In the wake of a manhunt, the suspect in a series of bombings in New York and New Jersey is apprehended after a shootout with police.

Events4 years ago

2017 - The 2017 Puebla earthquake strikes Mexico, causing 370 deaths and over 6,000 injuries, as well as extensive damage.

Events3 years ago

2019 - A drone strike by the United States kills 30 civilian farmers in Afghanistan.

Events1 years ago

Births

AD 86 - Antoninus Pius, Roman emperor (d. 161)

Births

866 - Leo VI the Wise, Byzantine emperor (d. 912)

Births

931 - Mu Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (d. 969)

Births
Births643 years ago

1426 - Maria of Cleves, French noble (d. 1487)

Births594 years ago

1477 - Ferrante d'Este, Ferrarese nobleman and condottiero (d. 1540)

Births543 years ago
Births469 years ago

1560 - Thomas Cavendish, English naval explorer, led the third expedition to circumnavigate the globe (d. 1592)

Births460 years ago

1608 - Alfonso Litta, Roman Catholic cardinal and archbishop (d. 1679)

Births412 years ago

1638 - Isaac Milles, English minister (d. 1720)

Births382 years ago

1662 - Jean-Paul Bignon, French priest and man of letters (d. 1743)

Births358 years ago

1721 - William Robertson, Scottish historian (d. 1793)

Births299 years ago

1749 - Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1822)

Births271 years ago

1754 - John Ross Key, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (d. 1821)

Births266 years ago

1759 - William Kirby, English priest and entomologist (d. 1850)

Births261 years ago

1774 - Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Italian cardinal and linguist (d. 1849)

Births246 years ago
Births242 years ago

1796 - Hartley Coleridge, English poet and author (d. 1849)

Births224 years ago

1802 - Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian journalist, lawyer, and politician, Governor-President of Hungary (d. 1894)

Births218 years ago
Births217 years ago

1811 - Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader (d. 1881)

Births209 years ago

1824 - William Sellers, American engineer, inventor, and businessperson (d. 1824)

Births196 years ago

1828 - Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss judge and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1880)

Births192 years ago

1856 - Arthur Morgan, Australian politician, 16th Premier of Queensland (d. 1916)

Births164 years ago

1865 - Frank Eugene, American-German photographer (d. 1936)

Births155 years ago

1867 - Arthur Rackham, English illustrator (d. 1939)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Ben Turpin, American comedian and actor (d. 1940)

Births151 years ago

1871 - Frederick Ruple, Swiss-American painter (d. 1938)

Births149 years ago

1882 - Christopher Stone, English radio host (d. 1965)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Mabel Vernon, American educator and activist (d. 1975)

Births137 years ago

1887 - Lovie Austin, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1972)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Lynne Overman, American actor and singer (d. 1943)

Births133 years ago

1888 - James Waddell Alexander II, American mathematician and topologist (d. 1971)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Porter Hall, American actor (d. 1953)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Sarah Louise Delany, American physician and author (d. 1999)

Births131 years ago

1894 - Rachel Field, American author and poet (d. 1942)

Births126 years ago

1898 - Giuseppe Saragat, Italian lawyer and politician, 5th President of Italy (d. 1988)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Ricardo Cortez, American actor (d. 1977)

Births120 years ago

1905Judith Auer, German World War II resistance fighter (d. 1944)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Leon Jaworski, American lawyer, co-founded Fulbright & Jaworski (d. 1982)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American lawyer and jurist (d. 1998)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Paul Bénichou, French historian, author, and critic (d. 2001)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Robert Lecourt, French lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 2004)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist, founded Isshin-ryū (d. 1975)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian engineer and businessman (d. 1998)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Margaret Lindsay, American actress (d. 1981)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Arturo M. Tolentino, Filipino diplomat and politician (d. 2004)

Births110 years ago

1911 - William Golding, British novelist, playwright, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Reuben David, Indian veterinarian and zoo founder (d. 1989)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Kurt Sanderling, Polish-German conductor (d. 2011)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Frances Farmer, American actress (d. 1970)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Helen Ward, American singer (d. 1998)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer, and producer (d. 1973)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Pablita Velarde, Santa Clara Pueblo (Native American) painter (d. 2006)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Roger Grenier, French journalist and author (d. 2017)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Amalia Hernández, Mexican choreographer and dancer (d. 2000)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Roger Angell, American journalist and author

Births100 years ago

1921 - Paulo Freire, Brazilian philosopher, theorist, and academic (d. 1997)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Billy Ward, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2002)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Damon Knight, American author and critic (d. 2002)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Willie Pep, American boxer and referee (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Emil Zátopek, Czech runner (d. 2000)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Vern Benson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Don Harron, Canadian actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Pete Murray, English radio and television host

Births95 years ago

1925 - W. Reece Smith, Jr., American lawyer and academic (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births94 years ago

1926 - James Lipton, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births94 years ago

1926 - Duke Snider, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Helen Carter, American singer (d. 1998)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Rosemary Harris, English actress

Births93 years ago

1927 - William Hickey, American actor (d. 1997)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Nick Massi, American singer and bass player (The Four Seasons) (d. 2000)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Adam West, American actor and businessman (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Marge Roukema, American educator and politician (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Muhal Richard Abrams, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Bettye Lane, American photographer and journalist (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Antonio Margheriti, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Brook Benton, American pop/R&B/rock & roll singer-songwriter (d. 1988)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Derek Gardner, English engineer (d. 2011)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Mike Royko, American journalist and author (d. 1997)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Stefanie Zweig, German journalist and author (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Gilles Archambault, Canadian journalist and author

Births87 years ago

1933 - David McCallum, Scottish actor

Births87 years ago

1934 - Brian Epstein, English talent manager (d. 1967)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Austin Mitchell, English academic and politician

Births86 years ago

1935 - Benjamin Thurman Hacker, American admiral (d. 2003)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Martin Fay, Irish fiddler (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Milan Marcetta, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Al Oerter, American discus thrower (d. 2007)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Abner Haynes, American football player

Births83 years ago

1939 - Bruce Bastin, English musicologist and author

Births81 years ago

1939 - Louise Botting, English journalist and author

Births81 years ago

1939 - Carl Schultz, Hungarian-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Moshe Weinberg, Israeli wrestling coach (d. 1972)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Bill Medley, American singer-songwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Zandra Rhodes, English fashion designer, founded the Fashion and Textile Museum

Births80 years ago

1940 - Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births80 years ago

1940 - Ed Westfall, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births80 years ago

1940 - Paul Williams, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births80 years ago

1941 - Umberto Bossi, Italian politician

Births79 years ago

1941 - Cass Elliot, American singer (d. 1974)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jim Fox, English pentathlete

Births79 years ago

1941 - Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Freda Payne, American singer and actress

Births78 years ago

1943 - André Boudrias, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births77 years ago

1943 - Joe Morgan, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births77 years ago

1943 - Indrek Toome, Estonian businessman and politician

Births77 years ago

1944 - Anders Björck, Swedish politician, 25th Swedish Minister of Defence

Births76 years ago

1944 - Edmund Joensen, Faroese politician, 9th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

Births76 years ago

1944 - İsmet Özel, Turkish poet and scholar

Births76 years ago

1945 - Kate Adie, English journalist and author

Births75 years ago

1945 - David Bromberg, American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Randolph Mantooth, American actor

Births75 years ago

1946 - Gerald Brisco, American wrestler

Births74 years ago

1946 - Brian Henton, English race car driver

Births74 years ago

1947 - Henry Bromell, American novelist and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Thomas H. Cook, American author and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Lol Creme, English musician, songwriter, and music video director

Births73 years ago

1947 - Brian Hill, American basketball player and coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Tanith Lee, English author (d. 2015)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Mykhaylo Fomenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jeremy Irons, English actor

Births72 years ago

1949 - Twiggy, English model, actress, and singer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ringo Mendoza, Mexican wrestler

Births71 years ago

1949 - Barry Scheck, American lawyer, co-founded the Innocence Project

Births71 years ago

1950 - Joan Lunden, American television journalist, anchor, and author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Michael Proctor, English physicist, mathematician, and academic

Births70 years ago

1951 - Daniel Lanois, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Rhys Chatham, American trumpet player, guitarist, and composer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Bernard de Dryver, Belgian race car driver

Births68 years ago

1952 - Henry Kaiser, American guitarist and composer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Nile Rodgers, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births68 years ago

1952 - George Warrington, American businessman (d. 2007)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Wayne Clark, Australian cricketer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Sarana VerLin, American singer-songwriter and violinist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Adam Phillips, Welsh psychotherapist and author

Births66 years ago

1954 - Eleni Vitali, Greek singer-songwriter

Births66 years ago

1955 - Richard Burmer, American composer and engineer (d. 2006)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Rex Smith, American actor and singer

Births65 years ago

1957 - Chris Roupas, American basketball player

Births63 years ago

1958 - Lita Ford, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Kevin Hooks, American actor, director, and producer

Births62 years ago

1960 - Mario Batali, American chef and author

Births60 years ago

1960 - Loïc Bigois, French aerodynamicist and engineer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Yolanda Saldívar, American murderer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Artur Ekert, Polish-English physicist and academic

Births59 years ago

1962 - Cheri Oteri, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ken Rosenthal, American sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jarvis Cocker, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1963 - David Seaman, English footballer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Urmas Tartes, Estonian biologist and photographer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Patrick Marber, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Daniel Wincott, British political scientist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Trisha Yearwood, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births56 years ago

1965 - Andrew Leeds, Australian rugby player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Tim Scott, American politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Sunita Williams, American captain, pilot, and astronaut

Births55 years ago

1966 - Soledad O'Brien, American journalist and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Yoshihiro Takayama, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Jim Abbott, American baseball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Aleksandr Karelin, Russian wrestler and politician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jimmy Bower, American drummer and songwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Monica Crowley, American talk show host and author

Births52 years ago

1969 - Candy Dulfer, Dutch saxophonist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jacek Frąckiewicz, Polish footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Alkinoos Ioannidis, Cypriot singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Michael Symon, American chef and author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Kostya Tszyu, Russian-Australian boxer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tapio Wilska, Finnish singer-songwriter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Dan Bylsma, American ice hockey player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Gilbert Dionne, Canadian ice hockey player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Antoine Hey, German footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Victor Williams, American actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Sanaa Lathan, American actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mike Sadlo, German footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Matt Cockbain, Australian rugby player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ryan Girdler, Australian rugby league player

Births48 years ago

1972 - N. K. Jemisin, American writer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ashot Nadanian, Armenian chess player and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Nick Colgan, Irish footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian race car driver

Births47 years ago

1973 - David Zepeda, Mexican actor, model and singer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Javier Duarte, Mexican politician

Births47 years ago

1974 - Jimmy Fallon, American comedian and talk show host

Births46 years ago

1975 - Marcus Dunstan, American director and screenwriter

Births45 years ago

1976 - Raja Bell, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jay Electronica, American rapper and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jan Hlaváč, Czech ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Alison Sweeney, American actress and television host

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sergey Tsinkevich, Belarusian footballer and referee

Births44 years ago

1977 - Poon Yiu Cheuk, Hong Kong footballer and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Aakash Chopra, Indian cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ryan Dusick, American musician (Maroon 5) and record producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Tommaso Rocchi, Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Mike Smith, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Emil Sutovsky, Israeli chess player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Nick Johnson, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jorge López Montaña, Spanish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Nigel Mitchell, English radio and television host

Births42 years ago

1980 - James Ellison, English motorcycle racer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sara Quin, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician

Births40 years ago

1980 - Tegan Quin, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician

Births40 years ago

1980 - Dimitri Yachvili, French rugby player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Rika Fujiwara, Japanese tennis player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Shaun Barker, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Eduardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Joey Devine, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Charlie Haeger, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Eva Marie, American wrestler

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ángel Reyna, Mexican footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Danny Valencia, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kevin Zegers, Canadian actor

Births36 years ago

1985 - Gio González, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Alun Wyn Jones, Welsh rugby player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Renee Young, Canadian journalist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Song Joong-ki, South Korean actor

Births35 years ago

1986 - Leon Best, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ryan Succop, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Peter Vack, American actor

Births34 years ago

1987 - Carlos Quintero, Colombian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Kenny Britt, American football player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Tyreke Evans, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - George Springer, American baseball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Saki Fukuda, Japanese actress and singer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Savvas Gentsoglou, Greek footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Stephon Gilmore, American football player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Evgeny Novikov, Russian race car driver

Births30 years ago

1990 - Kieran Trippier, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Jiro Kuroshio, Japanese wrestler

Births28 years ago

1992 - Diego Antonio Reyes, Mexican footballer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Alex Etel, English actor

Births26 years ago

Deaths

643 - Goeric of Metz, Frankish bishop and saint

Deaths
Deaths

690 - Theodore of Tarsus, English archbishop and saint (b. 602)

Deaths

961 - Helena Lekapene, Byzantine empress

Deaths

979 - Gotofredo I, archbishop of Milan

Deaths
Deaths897 years ago
Deaths873 years ago

1339 - Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (b. 1288)

Deaths681 years ago
Deaths664 years ago

1356 - Walter VI, Count of Brienne (b. 1304)

Deaths664 years ago

1580 - Catherine Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, English noblewoman (b. 1519)

Deaths440 years ago

1589 - Jean-Antoine de Baïf, French poet (b. 1532)

Deaths431 years ago

1605 - Edward Lewknor, English politician (b. 1542)

Deaths415 years ago

1668 - William Waller, English general and politician (b. 1597)

Deaths352 years ago

1692 - Giles Corey, American farmer and accused wizard (b. c. 1612)

Deaths328 years ago

1710 - Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer and instrument maker (b. 1644)

Deaths310 years ago

1812 - Mayer Amschel Rothschild, German banker (b. 1744)

Deaths208 years ago

1843 - Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, French mathematician, physicist, and engineer (b. 1792)

Deaths177 years ago

1863 - Hans Christian Heg, Norwegian-American colonel and politician (b. 1829)

Deaths157 years ago

1868 - William Sprague, American minister and politician (b. 1809)

Deaths152 years ago

1873 - Robert Mackenzie, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Queensland (b. 1811)

Deaths147 years ago

1881 - James A. Garfield, American general, lawyer, and politician, and the 20th President of the United States (b. 1831)

Deaths139 years ago

1893 - Alexander Tilloch Galt, English-Canadian politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Finance (b. 1817)

Deaths127 years ago

1902 - Masaoka Shiki, Japanese poet, author, and critic (b. 1867)

Deaths118 years ago

1905 - Thomas John Barnardo, Irish-English philanthropist (b. 1845)

Deaths115 years ago

1906 - Maria Georgina Grey, English educator, founded the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)

Deaths114 years ago

1924 - Alick Bannerman, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1854)

Deaths96 years ago

1927 - Michael Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)

Deaths93 years ago

1935 - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian scientist and engineer (b. 1857)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian singer and musicologist (b. 1860)

Deaths84 years ago

1942 - Condé Montrose Nast, American publisher, founded Condé Nast Publications (b. 1873)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Guy Gibson, Indian-English commander, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1918)

Deaths76 years ago

1949 - George Shiels, Irish-Canadian playwright (b. 1886)

Deaths71 years ago

1949 - Nikos Skalkottas, Greek violinist and composer (b. 1901)

Deaths71 years ago

1955 - John D. Dingell, Sr., American journalist and politician (b. 1894)

Deaths65 years ago

1965 - Lionel Terray, French mountaineer (b. 1921)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Zinaida Serebriakova, Ukrainian-French painter (b. 1884)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Chester Carlson, American physicist and lawyer (b. 1906)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Red Foley, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1910)

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - Robert Casadesus, French pianist and composer (b. 1899)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Gram Parsons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Pamela Brown, English actress (b. 1917)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Étienne Gilson, French historian and philosopher (b. 1884)

Deaths42 years ago

1985 - Italo Calvino, Italian novelist, short story writer, and journalist (b. 1923)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Einar Gerhardsen, Norwegian civil servant and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Willie Steele, American long jumper (b. 1923)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Hermes Pan, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1910)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Jacques Pic, French chef (b. 1932)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Orville Redenbacher, American businessman, founded his own eponymous brand (b. 1907)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Patricia Hayes, English actress (b. 1909)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Ann Doran, American actress (b. 1911)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Rhys Jones, Welsh-Australian archaeologist and academic (b. 1941)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Robert Guéï, Ivorian politician, 3rd President of Côte d'Ivoire (b. 1941)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Slim Dusty, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1927)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Eddie Adams, American photographer and journalist (b. 1933)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Skeeter Davis, American singer-songwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Damayanti Joshi, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1928)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman and activist (b. 1908)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Elizabeth Allen, American actress (b. 1929)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Danny Flores, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (b. 1929)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Martha Holmes, American photographer and journalist (b. 1923)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist and manager (b. 1950)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Earl Palmer, American rhythm and blues drummer (b. 1924)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Milton Meltzer, American historian and author (b. 1915)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Eduard Zimmermann, German journalist (b. 1929)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Thomas Capano, American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Dolores Hope, American singer (b. 1909)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - George Cadle Price, 1st Prime Minister of Belize (b. 1919)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Rino Ferrario, Italian footballer (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Cecil Gordon, American race car driver (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bettye Lane, American photographer and journalist (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Itamar Singer, Romanian-Israeli historian and author (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Robert Barnard, English author and critic (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Reger, American football player (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - William Ungar, Polish-American author and philanthropist, founded the National Envelope Corporation (b. 1913)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John D. Vanderhoof, American banker and politician, 37th Governor of Colorado (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Audrey Long, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jackie Collins, English novelist (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Todd Ewen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1966)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Masajuro Shiokawa, Japanese economist and politician, 63rd Japanese Minister of Finance (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Arthur Mitchell, American ballet dancer & choreographer (b.1934)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Bernard "Bunny" Carr, Irish TV presenter (b.1927)

Deaths2 years ago

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