Holidays and observances

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

Events

1122 - Pope Callixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V agree to the Concordat of Worms to put an end to the Investiture Controversy.

Events898 years ago

1338 - The Battle of Arnemuiden, in which a French force defeats the English, is the first naval battle of the Hundred Years' War and the first naval battle in which gunpowder artillery is used.

Events682 years ago

1409 - The Battle of Kherlen is the second significant victory over Ming dynasty China by the Mongols since 1368.

Events611 years ago

1459 - The Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is won by the Yorkists.

Events561 years ago

1568 - Spanish naval forces rout an English fleet, under the command of John Hawkins, at the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa near Veracruz.

Events452 years ago

1641 - The Merchant Royal, carrying a treasure of over 100,000 pounds of gold (worth over £1 billion today), is lost at sea off Land's End.

Events379 years ago

1642 - The first commencement exercises occur at Harvard College.

Events378 years ago

1779 - American Revolution: John Paul Jones, naval commander of the United States, on board the USS Bonhomme Richard, wins the Battle of Flamborough Head.

Events241 years ago

1780 - American Revolution: British Major John André is arrested as a spy by American soldiers exposing Benedict Arnold's change of sides.

Events240 years ago
Events217 years ago

1806 - Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis after exploring the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

Events214 years ago

1821 - Tripolitsa, Greece, is captured by Greek rebels during the Greek War of Independence.

Events199 years ago

1845 - The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York.

Events175 years ago
Events174 years ago

1868 - Grito de Lares ("Lares Revolt") occurs in Puerto Rico against Spanish rule.

Events152 years ago

1889 - Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.

Events131 years ago

1899 - The American Asiatic Squadron destroys a Filipino battery at the Battle of Olongapo.

Events121 years ago

1905 - Norway and Sweden sign the "Karlstad treaty", peacefully dissolving the Union between the two countries.

Events115 years ago

1909 - The novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (The Phantom of the Opera), by Gaston Leroux, is published as a serialization in Le Gaulois.

Events111 years ago

1911 - Pilot Earle Ovington makes the first official airmail delivery in America under the authority of the United States Post Office Department

Events109 years ago

1913 - Roland Garros of France becomes the first to fly in an airplane across the Mediterranean (from St. Raphael in France to Bizerte, Tunisia).

Events107 years ago

1932 - The unification of Saudi Arabia is completed.

Events88 years ago

1938 - The Czechoslovak army is mobilized in response to the Munich Agreement.

Events82 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins: U.S. Marines attack Japanese units along the Matanikau River.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Nazi puppet state known as the Italian Social Republic is founded.

Events77 years ago

1950 - Korean War: The Battle of Hill 282 is the first US friendly-fire incident on British military personnel since World War II.

Events70 years ago

1962 - The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.

Events58 years ago

1973 - Argentine general election: Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina.

Events47 years ago

1980 - Bob Marley plays what would be the last concert of his life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Events40 years ago

1983 - Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations.

Events37 years ago

1983 - Gulf Air Flight 771 is destroyed by a bomb, killing all 117 people on board.

Events37 years ago

1986 - Houston Astros' Jim Deshaies sets a record, striking out the first eight batters he faces against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Events34 years ago

2002 - The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.

Events18 years ago

2004 - Over 3,000 people die in Haiti after Hurricane Jeanne produces massive flooding and mudslides.

Events16 years ago

2008 - Matti Saari kills ten people before committing suicide.

Events12 years ago

2019 - The British travel company, Thomas Cook Group, declares bankruptcy, leaving employees without jobs and 600,000 customers stranded abroad. Hotels throughout the world are stuck with £3.5 million (U.S. $4.3 million) in unpaid bills.

Events1 years ago

Births

63 BC - Augustus, Roman emperor (d. 14 AD)

Births
Births862 years ago

1215 - Kublai Khan, Mongolian emperor (d. 1294)

Births805 years ago

1495 - Bagrat III of Imereti, King of Imereti (d. 1565)

Births525 years ago

1597 - Francesco Barberini, Catholic cardinal (d. 1679)

Births423 years ago
Births422 years ago

1642 - Giovanni Maria Bononcini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1678)

Births378 years ago
Births373 years ago

1650 - Jeremy Collier, English bishop and theologian (d. 1726)

Births370 years ago
Births307 years ago

1740 - Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1813)

Births280 years ago

1771 - Emperor Kōkaku of Japan (d. 1840)

Births249 years ago

1778 - Mariano Moreno, Argentinian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1811)

Births242 years ago
Births239 years ago

1791 - Johann Franz Encke, German astronomer and academic (d. 1865)

Births229 years ago

1791 - Theodor Körner, German soldier and author (d. 1813)

Births229 years ago

1800 - William Holmes McGuffey, American author and academic (d. 1873)

Births220 years ago

1819 - Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist and academic (d. 1896)

Births201 years ago

1823 - John Colton, English-Australian politician, 13th Premier of South Australia (d. 1902)

Births197 years ago

1838 - Victoria Woodhull, American journalist and activist (d. 1927)

Births182 years ago

1851 - Ellen Hayes, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1930)

Births169 years ago

1852 - James Carroll Beckwith, American painter and academic (d. 1917)

Births168 years ago

1852 - William Stewart Halsted, American physician and surgeon (d. 1922)

Births168 years ago
Births167 years ago

1861 - Robert Bosch, German engineer and businessman, founded Robert Bosch GmbH (d. 1942)

Births159 years ago

1863 - Mary Church Terrell, American author and activist (d. 1954)

Births157 years ago

1865 - Pekka Halonen, Finnish painter (d. 1933)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Emma Orczy, Hungarian-English author and playwright (d. 1947)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Suzanne Valadon, French model and painter (d. 1938)

Births155 years ago

1867 - John Lomax, American teacher, musicologist, and folklorist (d. 1948)

Births153 years ago

1876 - Moshe Zvi Segal, Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 1968)

Births144 years ago

1880 - John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr, Scottish biologist, physician, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

Births140 years ago

1889 - Walter Lippmann, American journalist and publisher, co-founded The New Republic (d. 1974)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Friedrich Paulus, German general (d. 1957)

Births130 years ago

1895 - Miron Merzhanov, Russian architect and engineer (d. 1975)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (d. 1994)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Walter Pidgeon, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1984)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Les Haylen, Australian journalist and politician (d. 1977)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Tom C. Clark, American lawyer and judge, 59th Attorney General of the United States (d. 1977)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Louise Nevelson, American sculptor (d. 1988)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Bill Stone, English soldier (d. 2009)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and academic (d. 2003)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Cec Fifield, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1957)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Arthur Folwell, English-Australian rugby league player, coach, and administrator (d. 1966)

Births116 years ago
Births114 years ago

1907 - Tiny Bradshaw, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1958)

Births113 years ago
Births113 years ago

1908 - Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Indian poet, academic, and politician (d. 1974)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Lorenc Antoni, Kosovo-Albanian composer and conductor (d. 1991)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Jakob Streit, Swiss anthroposophist and author (d. 2009)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Frank Moss, American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani linguist, author, and critic (d. 2005)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Tony Smith, American sculptor and educator (d. 1980)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Carl-Henning Pedersen, Danish painter and sculptor (d. 2007)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Julius Baker, American flute player and educator (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Clifford Shull, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Aldo Moro, Italian academic and politician, 39th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1978)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Santo, Mexican Luchador enmascarado, film actor, and folk icon (d. 1984)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Asima Chatterjee, Indian chemist (d. 2006)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Mickey Rooney, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1923 - Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Egyptian journalist (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Vello Helk, Estonian-Danish historian and author (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal, Nicaraguan journalist and publisher (d. 1978)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Denis C. Twitchett, English historian and scholar (d. 2006)

Births95 years ago

1926 - André Cassagnes, French toy maker, created the Etch A Sketch (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - John Coltrane, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1967)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Frank Foster, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Roger Grimsby, American journalist and actor (d. 1995)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Sehba Akhtar, Pakistani poet and songwriter (d. 1996)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Colin Blakely, Northern Irish actor (d. 1987)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2004)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Hilly Kristal, American businessman, founded CBGB (d. 2007)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Stan Lynde, American author and illustrator (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Gerald Merrithew, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2004)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Georg Keßler, German footballer and manager

Births88 years ago

1933 - Lloyd J. Old, American immunologist and academic (d. 2011)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Per Olov Enquist, Swedish journalist, author, and playwright

Births86 years ago

1935 - Prem Chopra, Pakistani-Indian actor

Births85 years ago

1935 - Les McCann, American soul-jazz singer and pianist

Births85 years ago

1935 - Ron Tindall, English-Australian footballer, cricketer, and manager (d. 2012)

Births85 years ago

1936 - George Eastham, English footballer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian lawyer and politician, 91st President of Peru (d. 2006)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Sylvain Saudan, Swiss skier

Births84 years ago

1936 - Tareq Suheimat, Jordanian physician, general, and politician (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Jacques Poulin, Canadian author and translator

Births83 years ago

1938 - Romy Schneider, Austrian-French actress (d. 1982)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Henry Blofeld, English cricketer and journalist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Roy Buchanan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Joan Hanham, Baroness Hanham, English politician

Births81 years ago

1939 - Sonny Vaccaro, American businessman

Births81 years ago

1940 - Michel Temer, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 25th Vice President of Brazil

Births80 years ago

1940 - Dick Thornett, Australian rugby player and water polo player (d. 2011)

Births80 years ago

1941 - George Jackson, American activist and author, co-founded the Black Guerrilla Family (d. 1971)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Simon Nolet, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births79 years ago

1941 - Norma Winstone, English singer-songwriter

Births79 years ago

1942 - Sila María Calderón, Puerto Rican-American businesswoman and politician, 12th Secretary of State of Puerto Rico

Births78 years ago

1942 - Colin Low, Baron Low of Dalston, Scottish scholar and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - David Renneberg, Australian cricketer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Julio Iglesias, Spanish singer-songwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Marty Schottenheimer, American football player and coach

Births77 years ago

1944 - Eric Bogle, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Richard Lambert, English journalist and academic

Births76 years ago

1945 - Ron Bushy, American drummer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Igor Ivanov, Russian politician and diplomat, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births75 years ago

1945 - Alan Old, English rugby player

Births75 years ago

1946 - Franz Fischler, Austrian politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bernard Maris, French economist and journalist (d. 2015)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Genista McIntosh, Baroness McIntosh, English politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Davorin Popović, Bosnian singer-songwriter (d. 2001)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Anne Wheeler, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1947 - Christian Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mary Kay Place, American actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Neal Smith, American drummer and songwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Dan Toler, American guitarist (d. 2013)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Floella Benjamin, Trinidadian-English actress, academic, and politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bruce Springsteen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Kostas Tournas, Greek singer-songwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - George Garzone, American saxophonist and educator

Births70 years ago

1951 - Steven Springer, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2012)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Mark Bego, American author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Anshuman Gaekwad, Indian cricketer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Dennis Lamp, American baseball player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jim Morrison, American baseball player and manager

Births68 years ago

1953 - Nicholas Witchell, English journalist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Cherie Blair, English lawyer and academic

Births66 years ago

1956 - Peter David, American author, actor, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Tom Hogan, Australian cricketer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Paolo Rossi, Italian footballer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Rosalind Chao, American actress

Births63 years ago

1958 - Danielle Dax, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Khaled El Sheikh, Bahraini singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Tony Fossas, Cuban-American baseball player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Marvin Lewis, American football player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Larry Mize, American golfer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Jason Alexander, American actor, singer, and voice artist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Frank Cottrell-Boyce, English author and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Hans Nijman, Dutch mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2014)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Chris O'Sullivan, Australian rugby league player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Martin Page, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Elizabeth Peña, American actress (d. 2014)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Karen Pierce, English diplomat

Births61 years ago

1960 - Kurt Beyer, American wrestler

Births60 years ago

1960 - Luis Moya, Spanish race car driver

Births60 years ago

1961 - Chi McBride, American actor

Births59 years ago

1961 - William C. McCool, American commander, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)

Births59 years ago

1962 - Deborah Orr, Scottish journalist

Births58 years ago

1963 - Anne-Marie Cadieux, Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Alex Proyas, Egyptian-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Koshi Inaba, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Larry Krystkowiak, American basketball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Katie Mitchell, English director and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Julian Parkhill, English biologist and academic

Births56 years ago

1964 - Bill Phillips, American businessman and author

Births56 years ago

1965 - Mark Woodforde, Australian tennis player and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1966 - Pete Harnisch, American baseball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Hilary Andersson, American-English journalist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Chris Wilder, English footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1968 - Yvette Fielding, English actress and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Adam Price, Welsh politician

Births52 years ago

1969 - Donald Audette, Canadian ice hockey player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Patrick Fiori, French singer-songwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish race car driver

Births51 years ago

1969 - Rod Pampling, Australian golfer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jan Suchopárek, Czech footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Adrian Brunker, Australian rugby player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Lucia Cifarelli, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ani DiFranco, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Giorgos Koltsidas, Greek footballer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Moin Khan, Pakistani cricketer and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Eric Montross, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago
Births49 years ago

1972 - Sarah Bettens, Belgian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Alistair Campbell, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jermaine Dupri, American rapper and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Karl Pilkington, English actor and producer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian pianist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Vangelis Krios, Greek footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Ben Duckworth, Australian rugby league player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Matt Hardy, American wrestler

Births46 years ago

1975 - Layzie Bone, American rapper

Births45 years ago

1975 - Kim Dong-moon, South Korean badminton player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Chris Hawkins, English journalist and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Eric Miller, Irish rugby player, footballer, and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Sarah Blasko, Australian singer-songwriter and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Valeriy Sydorenko, Ukrainian boxer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Volodymyr Sydorenko, Ukrainian boxer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Matthieu Descoteaux, Canadian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Dmitri Kulikov, Estonian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Fabio Ongaro, Italian rugby player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Brett Prebble, Australian jockey

Births43 years ago

1977 - Rachael Yamagata, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births43 years ago

1978 - Benjamin Curtis, American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter (d. 2013)

Births42 years ago

1978 - Anthony Mackie, American actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Ricky Davis, American basketball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Bryant McKinnie, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Fábio Simplício, Brazilian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Lote Tuqiri, Fijian-Australian rugby player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Matt White, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Liz Murray, American inspirational speaker

Births40 years ago

1981 - Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver

Births39 years ago

1981 - Natalie Horler, German singer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Helen Richardson-Walsh, English field hockey player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Mait Künnap, Estonian tennis player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Shyla Stylez, Canadian pornographic actress (d. 2017)

Births38 years ago

1983 - Shane del Rosario, American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (d. 2013)

Births37 years ago

1983 - Joffrey Lupul, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Regan Smith, American race car driver

Births37 years ago

1984 - Patrick Ehelechner, German ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Matt Kemp, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Anneliese van der Pol, Dutch-American entertainer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Brian Brohm, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Hossein Kaebi, Iranian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Nahomi Kawasumi, Japanese footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Lukáš Kašpar, Czech ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Martin Cranie, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1988 - Juan Martín del Potro, Argentinian tennis player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Anthony Straker, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Yannick Weber, Swiss ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Brandon Jennings, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Taniela Lasalo, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1991 - Melanie Oudin, American tennis player

Births29 years ago

1993 - Duke Johnson, American football player

Births27 years ago

1994 - John Folau, Australian-Tongan rugby league player

Births26 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

965 - Al-Mutanabbi, Arab poet (b. 915)

Deaths

1193 - Robert de Sablé, French knight

Deaths827 years ago

1241 - Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet, and politician (b. 1178)

Deaths779 years ago
Deaths767 years ago

1267 - Beatrice of Provence, countess regnant of Provence (b. 1234)

Deaths753 years ago
Deaths634 years ago
Deaths630 years ago
Deaths572 years ago

1461 - Charles, Prince of Viana, King of Navarre (b. 1421)

Deaths559 years ago

1508 - Beatrice of Naples, queen consort of Hungary (b. 1457)

Deaths512 years ago
Deaths485 years ago

1571 - John Jewel, English bishop (b. 1522)

Deaths449 years ago

1573 - Azai Hisamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1524)

Deaths447 years ago

1605 - Pontus de Tyard, French priest and poet (b. 1521)

Deaths415 years ago

1675 - Valentin Conrart, French author, founded the Académie française (b. 1603)

Deaths345 years ago

1728 - Christian Thomasius, German jurist and philosopher (b. 1655)

Deaths292 years ago

1738 - Herman Boerhaave, Dutch botanist and physician (b. 1668)

Deaths282 years ago

1764 - Robert Dodsley, English poet and playwright (b. 1703)

Deaths256 years ago

1773 - Johan Ernst Gunnerus, Norwegian bishop and botanist (b. 1718)

Deaths247 years ago

1789 - John Rogers, American lawyer and politician (b. 1723)

Deaths231 years ago

1835 - Vincenzo Bellini, Italian composer (b. 1801)

Deaths185 years ago

1851 - Émilie Gamelin, Canadian nun, founded the Sisters of Providence (b. 1800)

Deaths169 years ago

1846 - John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-Australian explorer (b. 1818)

Deaths174 years ago

1850 - José Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan general and politician (b. 1764)

Deaths170 years ago

1870 - Prosper Mérimée, French archaeologist and historian (b. 1803)

Deaths150 years ago

1871 - Louis-Joseph Papineau, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1786)

Deaths149 years ago

1873 - Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (b. 1823)

Deaths147 years ago

1877 - Urbain Le Verrier, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1811)

Deaths143 years ago

1889 - Wilkie Collins, English novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1824)

Deaths131 years ago

1900 - William Marsh Rice, American businessman, founded Rice University (b. 1816)

Deaths120 years ago

1913 - Donato Álvarez, Argentinian general (b. 1825)

Deaths107 years ago

1917 - Werner Voss, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)

Deaths103 years ago

1929 - Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian-German chemist, physicist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

Deaths91 years ago

1939 - Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (b. 1856)

Deaths81 years ago

1939 - Francisco León de la Barra, Mexican politician and diplomat, interim president, 1911 (b. 1863)

Deaths81 years ago

1940 - Hale Holden, American businessman (b. 1869)

Deaths80 years ago

1943 - Elinor Glyn, English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1864)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Jakob Schaffner, Swiss author and critic (b. 1875)

Deaths76 years ago

1950 - Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (b. 1892)

Deaths70 years ago

1958 - Jacob Nicol, Canadian publisher, lawyer, and politician (b. 1876)

Deaths62 years ago

1967 - Stanislaus Zbyszko, Polish wrestler and strongman (b. 1879)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Pio of Pietrelcina, Italian priest and saint (b. 1887)

Deaths52 years ago

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

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Cliff Arquette, American actor and comedian (b. 1905)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Robbie McIntosh, Scottish drummer (b. 1950)

Deaths46 years ago

1978 - Lyman Bostock, American baseball player (b. 1950)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Catherine Lacey, English actress (b. 1904)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Chief Dan George, Canadian actor, author, and poet (b. 1899)

Deaths39 years ago

1987 - Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1927)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Tibor Sekelj, Hungarian-Serbian explorer and author (b. 1912)

Deaths32 years ago

1992 - Ivar Ivask, Estonian poet and scholar (b. 1927)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Glendon Swarthout, American author and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - James Van Fleet, American general (b. 1892)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Jerry Barber, American golfer (b. 1916)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Robert Bloch, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Madeleine Renaud, French actress (b. 1900)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - Natalie Savage Carlson, American author (b. 1906)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Ray Bowden, English footballer (b. 1909)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Mary Frann, American actress (b. 1943)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Ivan Goff, Australian-American screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican baseball player and manager (b. 1947)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Carl Rowan, American journalist and author (b. 1925)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Raoul Berger, American attorney and law professor (b. 1901)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Yuri Senkevich, Russian physician and journalist (b. 1937)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Billy Reay, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (b. 1933)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Malcolm Arnold, English trumpet player and composer (b. 1921)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Etta Baker, American singer and guitarist (b. 1913)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Peter Leonard, Australian journalist (b. 1942)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Loren Pope, American journalist and author (b. 1910)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Paul B. Fay, American sailor and politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1918)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Malcolm Douglas, Australian hunter and television host (b. 1941)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Henry Champ, Canadian journalist and academic (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Pavel Grachev, Russian general and politician, 1st Minister of Defence for Russia (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Roberto Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player and coach (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Corrie Sanders, South African boxer (b. 1966)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sam Sniderman, Canadian businessman, founded Sam the Record Man (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Abdel Hamid al-Sarraj, Syrian colonel and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gil Dozier, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ruth Patrick, American botanist and immunologist (b. 1907)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - A. W. Davis, American basketball player and coach (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Irven DeVore, American anthropologist and biologist (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Don Manoukian, American football player and wrestler (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Al Suomi, American ice hockey player and referee (b. 1913)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Dayananda Saraswati, Indian monk and philosopher (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Charles Kuen Kao, Hong Kong-American-British electrical engineer and physicist (b. 1933)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Gary Kurtz, American film producer (b. 1940)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Jane Fortune, American author, journalist, and philanthropist (b.1942)

Deaths2 years ago

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