Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Independence Day of South Ossetia (not fully recognized)

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

Events

1058 - Agnes of Poitou and Andrew I of Hungary meet to negotiate about the border territory of Burgenland.

Events962 years ago

1066 - At the Battle of Fulford, Harald Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin.

Events954 years ago

1187 - Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.

Events833 years ago

1260 - The Great Prussian Uprising among the old Prussians begins against the Teutonic Knights.

Events760 years ago

1378 - Cardinal Robert of Geneva is elected as Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.

Events642 years ago

1498 - The Nankai tsunami washes away the building housing the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in. It has been outside since then.

Events522 years ago

1519 - Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from Sanlúcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.

Events501 years ago

1596 - Diego de Montemayor founds the city of Monterrey in New Spain.

Events424 years ago

1697 - The Treaty of Ryswick is signed by France, England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Dutch Republic, ending the Nine Years' War.

Events323 years ago

1737 - The finish of the Walking Purchase which forces the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.

Events283 years ago

1792 - French troops stop an allied invasion of France at the Battle of Valmy.

Events228 years ago

1835 - The decade-long Ragamuffin War starts when rebels capture Porto Alegre in Brazil.

Events185 years ago

1854 - Crimean War: British and French troops defeat Russians at the Battle of Alma.

Events166 years ago

1857 - The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.

Events163 years ago

1860 - The future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom begins the first visit to North America by a Prince of Wales.

Events160 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga, in northwestern Georgia, ends in a Confederate victory.

Events157 years ago

1870 - The Bersaglieri corps enter Rome through the Porta Pia, and complete the unification of Italy.

Events150 years ago

1871 - Bishop John Coleridge Patteson, first bishop of Melanesia, is martyred on Nukapu, now in the Solomon Islands.

Events149 years ago

1881 - U.S. President Chester A. Arthur is sworn in, the morning after becoming President upon James A. Garfield's death.

Events139 years ago

1893 - Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.

Events127 years ago

1906 - The Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Events114 years ago

1909 - The South Africa Act 1909 creates the Union of South Africa from the British Colonies from four smaller colonies.

Events111 years ago

1910 - The ocean liner SS France, later known as the "Versailles of the Atlantic", is launched.

Events110 years ago

1911 - The White Star Line's RMS Olympic collides with the British warship HMS Hawke.

Events109 years ago

1941 - The Holocaust in Lithuania: Lithuanian Nazis and local police murder 403 Jews in Nemenčinė.

Events79 years ago

1942 - The Holocaust in Ukraine: In the course of two days a German Einsatzgruppe murders at least 3,000 Jews in Letychiv.

Events78 years ago

1946 - The first Cannes Film Festival is held, having been delayed seven years due to World War II.

Events74 years ago

1946 - Six days after a referendum, King Christian X of Denmark annuls the declaration of independence of the Faroe Islands.

Events74 years ago
Events65 years ago

1961 - Greek general Konstantinos Dovas becomes Prime Minister of Greece.

Events59 years ago

1962 - James Meredith, an African American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.

Events58 years ago

1965 - Following the Battle of Burki, the Indian Army captures Dograi in course of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

Events55 years ago

1967 - RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched Clydebank, Scotland.

Events53 years ago

1971 - Having weakened after making landfall in Nicaragua the previous day, Hurricane Irene regains enough strength to be renamed Hurricane Olivia, making it the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific.

Events49 years ago

1973 - Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome.

Events47 years ago

1973 - Singer Jim Croce, songwiter and musician Maury Muehleisen and four others die when their light aircraft crashes on takeoff at Natchitoches Regional Airport in Louisiana.

Events47 years ago

1977 - Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations.

Events43 years ago

1979 - A French-supported coup d'état in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokassa I.

Events41 years ago

1982 - Football players begin a 57-day strike during the 1982 NFL season.

Events38 years ago

1984 - A suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.

Events36 years ago

1990 - South Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.

Events30 years ago

2000 - The United Kingdom's MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by individuals using a Russian-built RPG-22 anti-tank missile.

Events20 years ago

2001 - In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "War on Terror".

Events19 years ago

2003 - Civil unrest in the Maldives breaks out after a prisoner is killed by guards.

Events17 years ago

2007 - Between 15,000 and 20,000 protesters marched on Jena, Louisiana, in support of six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.

Events13 years ago

2008 - A dump truck full of explosives detonates in front of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing 54 people and injuring 266 others.

Events12 years ago

2011 - The United States military ends its "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

Events9 years ago

2017 - Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, resulting in 2,975 deaths, US$90 billion in damage, and a major humanitarian crisis.

Events3 years ago

2018 - At least 161 people die after a ferry capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island in Lake Victoria and part of Tanzania.

Events2 years ago

2019 - Roughly 4 million people, mostly students, demonstrate across the world against climate change. 16-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden leads the demonstration in New York City.

Events1 years ago

Births

524 - Kan Bahlam I, Mayan ruler (d. 583)

Births

917 - Kyunyeo, Korean poet (d. 973)

Births

1161 - Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181)

Births859 years ago
Births571 years ago
Births534 years ago
Births516 years ago
Births506 years ago

1593 - Gottfried Scheidt, German organist and composer (d. 1661)

Births427 years ago
Births421 years ago

1608 - Jean-Jacques Olier, French priest and mystic, founded the Society of Saint-Sulpice (d. 1657)

Births412 years ago

1614 - Martino Martini, Italian missionary, cartographer and historian (d. 1661)

Births406 years ago

1685 - Giuseppe Matteo Alberti, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1751)

Births335 years ago

1746 - Maurice, Count de Benyovszky, Slovak-Hungarian explorer (d. 1786)

Births274 years ago

1758 - Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian emperor (d. 1806)

Births262 years ago

1778 - Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian admiral, cartographer, and explorer (d. 1852)

Births242 years ago

1800 - Benjamin Franklin White, American singer and composer (d. 1879)

Births220 years ago

1815 - Richard Dry, Australian politician, 7th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1869)

Births205 years ago

1819 - Frederick Ellsworth Sickels, American inventor (d. 1895)

Births201 years ago

1820 - John F. Reynolds, American general (d. 1863)

Births200 years ago

1831 - Kate Harrington, American poet and educator (d. 1917)

Births189 years ago

1833 - Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian soldier and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1918)

Births187 years ago

1842 - James Dewar, Scottish-English chemist and physicist (d. 1923)

Births178 years ago

1844 - William H. Illingworth, English-American photographer (d. 1893)

Births176 years ago

1847 - Susanna Rubinstein, Austrian psychologist (d. 1914)

Births173 years ago

1851 - Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright and critic (d. 1929)

Births169 years ago

1853 - Chulalongkorn, Siamese king (d. 1910)

Births167 years ago

1861 - Herbert Putnam, American lawyer and publisher, 8th Librarian of Congress (d. 1955)

Births159 years ago

1872 - Maurice Gamelin, French general (d. 1958)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Sidney Olcott, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1949)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Matthias Erzberger, German publicist and politician (d. 1921)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Carleton Ellis, American inventor and chemist (d. 1941)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Upton Sinclair, American novelist, critic, and essayist (d. 1968)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Francisco Lagos Cházaro, acting president of Mexico (1915) (d. 1932)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, musicologist and critic (d. 1968)

Births140 years ago

1884 - Maxwell Perkins, American editor (d. 1947)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Enrico Mizzi, Maltese lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1950)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Charles Williams, English author, poet, and critic (d. 1945)

Births134 years ago

1889 - Oskar Kaplur, Estonian wrestler (d. 1962)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Charles Reidpath, American runner and general (d. 1975)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Linda Eenpalu, Estonian activist and politician (d. 1967)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Tomás Garrido Canabal, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1943)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Colin Fraser Barron, Scottish-Canadian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1958)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Hermann Lux, German footballer and manager (d. 1962)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Walter Dubislav, German logician and philosopher of science (d. 1937)

Births125 years ago

1899 - Leo Strauss, German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1973)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Stevie Smith, English author and poet (d. 1971)

Births118 years ago

1906 - Jean Dréville, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Vera Faddeeva, Russian mathematician (d. 1983)

Births114 years ago

1911 - Shriram Sharma, Indian philosopher and activist (d. 1991)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Sidney Dillon Ripley, American ornithologist and academic (d. 2001)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Kenneth More, English actor (d. 1982)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Malik Meraj Khalid, Pakistani politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Red Auerbach, American basketball player and coach (d. 2006)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Olga Dahl, Swedish genealogist (d. 2009)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (d. 1994)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Clarice Taylor, American actress (d. 2011)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Obdulio Varela, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1996)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Horace Gould, English race car driver (d. 1968)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Jay Ward, American animator, producer, and screenwriter, founded Jay Ward Productions (d. 1989)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Chico Hamilton, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Indian actor and producer (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Maurice Sauvé, Canadian economist, academic, and politician (d. 1992)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Gogi Grant, American singer (d. 2016)

Births96 years ago

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

Births96 years ago

1924 - Jackie Paris, American singer and guitarist (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1925 - James Bernard, English composer and screenwriter (d. 2001)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ananda Mahidol, King Rama VIII of Thailand (d. 1946)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Bobby Nunn, American R&B singer (d. 1986)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Libero Liberati, Italian motorcycle racer (d. 1962)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Colette Bonheur, Canadian singer (d. 1966)

Births93 years ago

1927 - John Dankworth, English saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 2010)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Red Mitchell, American bassist, composer, and poet (d. 1992)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Rachel Roberts, Welsh actress (d. 1980)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Alberto de Lacerda, Mozambican-Portuguese poet and radio host (d. 2007)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Olga Ferri, Argentinian dancer and choreographer (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Donald Hall, American poet, editor, and critic (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Anne Meara, American actress and playwright (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Vittorio Taviani, Italian film director and screenwriter (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Joe Temperley, Scottish saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Richard Montague, American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1971)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Cherd Songsri, Thai director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Dennis Viollet, English footballer and manager (d. 1999)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Hamit Kaplan, Turkish World and Olympic champion sports wrestler (d. 1976)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Takayuki Kubota, Japanese-American martial artist and actor

Births86 years ago

1934 - Sophia Loren, Italian actress

Births86 years ago

1934 - David Marquand, English academic and politician

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jeff Morris, American actor (d. 2004)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Rajinder Puri, Indian cartoonist, journalist, and activist (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1935 - David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Keith Roberts, English author and illustrator (d. 2000)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Jim Taylor, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2018)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Andrew Davies, Welsh author, screenwriter, and producer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Salvador Reyes Monteón, Mexican footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago
Births83 years ago

1937 - Geoffrey Dear, Baron Dear, English police officer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman

Births83 years ago

1937 - Garry Johnson, English general

Births83 years ago

1937 - Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2005)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Eric Gale, American guitarist and producer (d. 1994)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Jane Manning, English soprano and educator

Births82 years ago

1940 - Tarō Asō, Japanese target shooter and politician, 92nd Prime Minister of Japan

Births80 years ago

1940 - William Finley, American actor (d. 2012)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Anna Pavord, Welsh-English journalist and author

Births80 years ago

1941 - Dale Chihuly, American sculptor and educator

Births79 years ago

1941 - Sammy McMillan, Irish footballer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Rose Francine Rogombé, Gabonese lawyer and politician, President of Gabon (d. 2015)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Gérald Tremblay, Canadian businessman and politician, 41st Mayor of Montreal

Births78 years ago

1944 - Jeremy Child, English actor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Paul Madeley, English footballer (d. 2018)

Births76 years ago
Births74 years ago

1946 - Pete Coors, American businessman and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Markandey Katju, Indian lawyer and judge

Births74 years ago

1947 - Billy Bang, American violinist and composer (d. 2011)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jude Deveraux, American author

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Chris Ortloff, American journalist and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bruce Pasternack, American businessman

Births73 years ago

1947 - Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, French journalist and author

Births73 years ago

1948 - Rey Langit, Filipino journalist and radio host

Births72 years ago

1948 - Victoria Mallory, American singer and actress (d. 2014)

Births72 years ago

1948 - George R. R. Martin, American novelist and short story writer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Chuck Panozzo, American bass player

Births72 years ago

1948 - John Panozzo, American drummer (d. 1996)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Mahesh Bhatt, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1951 - Joanna Cameron, American actress and model (The Secrets of Isis)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Guy Lafleur, Canadian ice hockey player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Javier Marías, Spanish journalist, author, and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Greg Valentine, American wrestler

Births69 years ago

1953 - Rocky Mattioli, Italian-Australian boxer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Steve Tom, American actor

Births67 years ago

1954 - Anne McIntosh, Scottish lawyer and politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Henry Samueli, American businessman, co-founded Broadcom Corporation

Births66 years ago

1955 - Betsy Brantley, American actress

Births65 years ago

1955 - Johnny Kidd, English wrestler

Births65 years ago

1955 - José Rivero, Spanish golfer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Jennifer Tour Chayes, American mathematician and computer scientist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Gary Cole, American actor

Births64 years ago

1956 - Steve Coleman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader

Births64 years ago

1956 - John Harle, English saxophonist, composer, conductor, and producer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Alannah Currie, New Zealand singer-songwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Michael Hurst, New Zealand actor and director

Births63 years ago

1958 - Arn Anderson, American wrestler and trainer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Joseph Alessi, American trombonist and educator

Births61 years ago

1959 - Joanna Domańska, Polish pianist and educator

Births61 years ago

1959 - Meral Okay, Turkish actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Lee Hall, English playwright and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Dave Hemingway, English singer-songwriter and drummer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Deborah Roberts, American journalist

Births60 years ago

1961 - Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and journalist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Caroline Flint, English politician, Minister of State for Europe

Births59 years ago

1961 - Erwin Koeman, Dutch retired football player and coach

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jim Al-Khalili, Iraqi-English physicist, author, and academic

Births58 years ago

1963 - Anil Dalpat, Pakistani cricketer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Randy Bradbury, American bass player

Births56 years ago

1965 - Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen, Danish badminton player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Nuno Bettencourt, Portuguese singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Roger Anderson, American wrestler

Births53 years ago

1967 - Martin Harrison, American football player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Kristen Johnston, American actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gunnar Nelson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Matthew Nelson, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Ijaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress

Births52 years ago

1968 - Darrell Russell, American race car driver (d. 2004)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Philippa Forrester, English television and radio presenter, producer and author

Births52 years ago

1969 - Patrick Pentland, Irish-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tim Rogers, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ben Shepherd, American musician and songwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Richard Witschge, Dutch footballer and coach

Births51 years ago

1970 - N'Bushe Wright, American actress and dancer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Todd Blackadder, New Zealand rugby player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese pianist and composer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Henrik Larsson, Swedish footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Dominika Peczynski, Swedish singer and television host

Births49 years ago

1972 - Victor Ponta, Romanian jurist and politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Romania

Births48 years ago

1973 - Ronald McKinnon, American football player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jo Pavey, English runner

Births47 years ago

1975 - Asia Argento, Italian actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Joel Gertner, American wrestling announcer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jason Robinson, American saxophonist and composer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Ainsley Earhardt, American political commentator

Births44 years ago

1977 - Chris Mooney, American journalist and academic

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jason Bay, Canadian-American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Patrizio Buanne, Austrian-Italian singer-songwriter and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Héctor Camacho Jr., Puerto Rican-American boxer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dante Hall, American football player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Scott Minto, Australian rugby league player

Births42 years ago

1980 - Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - David McMillan, American football player (d. 2013)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ryan Tandy, Australian rugby league player (d. 2014)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jordan Tata, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jason Bacashihua, American ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Aaron Burkart, German race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Brian Fortuna, American dancer and choreographer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Sexy Star, Mexican wrestler

Births38 years ago

1982 - Athanasios Tsigas, Greek footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Freya Ross, Scottish runner

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Brian Joubert, French figure skater

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ian Desmond, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mami Yamasaki, Japanese model and actress

Births35 years ago

1986 - Hayato Fujita, Japanese wrestler

Births34 years ago

1986 - Aldis Hodge, American actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - İbrahim Kaş, Turkish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jason Nightingale, New Zealand rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Gain, South Korean singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jack Lawless, American drummer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tito Tebaldi, Italian rugby player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Sergei Bobrovsky, Russian ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ayano Ōmoto, Japanese singer and dancer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ryan Simpkins, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1990 - Phillip Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births30 years ago

1990 - John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Isaac Cofie, Ghanaian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Michał Żyro, Polish footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Julian Draxler, German footballer

Births27 years ago

1995 - Laura Dekker, Dutch sailor

Births25 years ago

1995 - Rob Holding, English footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Ioana Loredana Roșca, Romanian tennis player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

855 - Gozbald, bishop of Würzburg

Deaths
Deaths935 years ago

1190 - Adelog of Hildesheim, German bishop

Deaths830 years ago

1241 - Conrad II of Salzwedel, German nobleman and bishop

Deaths779 years ago
Deaths774 years ago

1266 - Jan Prandota, Bishop of Kraków

Deaths754 years ago

1328 - Ibn Taymiyyah, Syrian theologian and scholar (b. 1263)

Deaths692 years ago
Deaths636 years ago
Deaths580 years ago

1460 - Gilles Binchois, Flemish composer (b. 1400)

Deaths560 years ago
Deaths528 years ago

1501 - Agostino Barbarigo, Doge of Venice

Deaths519 years ago
Deaths519 years ago

1533 - Veit Stoss, German sculptor (b. c. 1447)

Deaths487 years ago

1537 - Pavle Bakić, medieval Serb monarch; last Serb Despot

Deaths483 years ago

1565 - Cipriano de Rore, Flemish composer and teacher (b. 1515)

Deaths455 years ago

1586 - Sir Anthony Babington, English Catholic conspirator (b. 1561)

Deaths434 years ago

1586 - Chidiock Tichborne, English conspirator and poet (b. 1558)

Deaths434 years ago

1590 - Lodovico Agostini, Italian priest, composer, and scholar (b. 1534)

Deaths430 years ago

1625 - Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (b. 1555)

Deaths395 years ago

1627 - Jan Gruter, Dutch scholar and critic (b. 1560)

Deaths393 years ago

1639 - Johannes Meursius, Dutch historian and scholar (b. 1579)

Deaths381 years ago

1643 - Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for England (b. 1610)

Deaths377 years ago

1684 - Kim Seok-ju, Korean scholar and politician (b. 1634)

Deaths336 years ago

1793 - Fletcher Christian, English lieutenant and mutineer (b. 1764)

Deaths227 years ago

1803 - Robert Emmet, Irish commander (b. 1780)

Deaths217 years ago

1815 - Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist and scholar (b. 1725)

Deaths205 years ago

1839 - Sir Thomas Hardy, 1st Baronet, English admiral (b. 1769)

Deaths181 years ago

1840 - José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Paraguayan lawyer and politician, Consul of Paraguay (b. 1766)

Deaths180 years ago

1845 - Matvei Gedenschtrom, Russian explorer and public servant (b. 1780)

Deaths175 years ago

1852 - Philander Chase, American bishop and educator, founded Kenyon College (b. 1775)

Deaths168 years ago

1855 - José Trinidad Reyes, Honduran priest and educator (b. 1797)

Deaths165 years ago

1863 - Jacob Grimm, German philologist and mythologist (b. 1785)

Deaths157 years ago

1884 - Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist and author (b. 1802)

Deaths136 years ago

1898 - Theodor Fontane, German author and poet (b. 1819)

Deaths122 years ago

1906 - Robert R. Hitt, American politician, 13th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1834)

Deaths114 years ago

1908 - Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (b. 1844)

Deaths112 years ago

1927 - George Nichols, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1864)

Deaths93 years ago

1930 - Gombojab Tsybikov, Russian anthropologist and explorer (b. 1873)

Deaths90 years ago

1932 - Francisco S. Carvajal, Mexican lawyer and politician, president 1914 (b. 1870)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - Annie Besant, English theosophist and activist (b. 1847)

Deaths87 years ago

1939 - Paul Bruchési, Canadian archbishop (b. 1855)

Deaths81 years ago

1945 - Augusto Tasso Fragoso, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (b. 1869)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - William Seabrook, American occultist, journalist, and explorer (b. 1884)

Deaths75 years ago

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

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Fiorello H. La Guardia, American lawyer and politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (b. 1882)

Deaths73 years ago

1947 - Jantina Tammes, Dutch biologist, geneticist, and academic (b. 1871)

Deaths73 years ago

1957 - Heino Kaski, Finnish pianist and composer (b. 1885)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Jean Sibelius, Finnish violinist and composer (b. 1865)

Deaths63 years ago

1970 - Alexandros Othonaios, Greek general and politician, 126h Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1879)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Giorgos Seferis, Greek poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - James Westerfield, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Pierre-Henri Simon, French historian and author (b. 1903)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Saint-John Perse, French poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

Deaths45 years ago

1979 - Ludvík Svoboda, Czech general and politician, 8th President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1895)

Deaths41 years ago

1984 - Steve Goodman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Helen MacInnes, Scottish-American librarian and author (b. 1907)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Michael Stewart, American playwright and composer (b. 1924)

Deaths33 years ago

1993 - Erich Hartmann, German soldier and pilot (b. 1922)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean physician, academic, and diplomat (b. 1924)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Jule Styne, American composer (b. 1905)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Paul Erdős, Hungarian-Polish mathematician and academic (b. 1913)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Reuben Kamanga, Zambian politician, 1st Vice-President of Zambia (b. 1929)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Paul Weston, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1912)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Robert Lebel, Canadian businessman (b. 1905)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Gherman Titov, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1935)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Sergei Bodrov Jr., Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1971)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwean politician, 1st Vice-President of Zimbabwe (b. 1922)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Gareth Williams, Baron Williams of Mostyn, Welsh lawyer and politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1941)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Brian Clough, English footballer and manager (b. 1935)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Townsend Hoopes, American soldier and historian (b. 1922)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian human rights activist, Holocaust survivor (b. 1908)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Sven Nykvist, Swedish director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1922)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - John W. Peterson, American pilot and songwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago

2010 - Leonard Skinner, American soldier and educator (b. 1933)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Oscar Handlin, American historian and author (b. 1915)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Burhanuddin Rabbani, Afghan academic and politician, 10th President of Afghanistan (b. 1940)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Fortunato Baldelli, Italian cardinal (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Richard H. Cracroft, American author and academic (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tereska Torrès, French soldier and author (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - James B. Vaught, American general (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gilles Verlant, Belgian journalist and critic (b. 1957)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Anatoly Berezovoy, Russian colonel, pilot, and cosmonaut (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Polly Bergen, American actress and singer (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Takako Doi, Japanese scholar and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - George Sluizer, French-Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Mario Caiano, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jagmohan Dalmiya, Indian businessman (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jack Larson, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (b. 1945)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Peter Leo Gerety, American bishop (b. 1912)

Deaths4 years ago

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