Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Maple Leaf Day can fall, while September 30 is the latest; celebrated on the last Wednesday in September. (Canada)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guinea-Bissau from Portugal in 1973.

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

Events

787 - Second Council of Nicaea: The council assembles at the church of Hagia Sophia.

Events

1180 - Manuel I Komnenos, the last Byzantine Emperor of the Komnenian restoration, dies.

Events840 years ago

1645 - The Battle of Rowton Heath is a Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles.

Events375 years ago

1674 - Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Events346 years ago

1789 - The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act, creating the office of the Attorney General and federal judiciary system and ordering the composition of the Supreme Court.

Events231 years ago

1830 - A revolutionary committee of notables forms the Provisional Government of Belgium.

Events190 years ago

1841 - The Sultanate of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.

Events179 years ago

1846 - Mexican–American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.

Events174 years ago

1852 - The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes.

Events168 years ago

1853 - Admiral Despointes formally takes possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.

Events167 years ago

1869 - Gold prices plummet after President Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.

Events151 years ago

1877 - The Battle of Shiroyama is a decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion.

Events143 years ago

1890 - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.

Events130 years ago

1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.

Events114 years ago

1906 - Racial tensions exacerbated by rumors lead to the Atlanta Race Riot, further increasing racial segregation.

Events114 years ago

1911 - His Majesty's Airship No. 1, Britain's first rigid airship, is wrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness.

Events109 years ago

1929 - Jimmy Doolittle performs the first flight without a window, proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible.

Events91 years ago

1932 - Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the "Depressed Classes" (Untouchables).

Events88 years ago

1935 - Earl and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights.

Events85 years ago

1946 - Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.

Events74 years ago

1946 - The top-secret Clifford-Elsey Report on the Soviet Union is delivered to President Truman.

Events74 years ago

1948 - The Honda Motor Company is founded.

Events72 years ago

1950 - The Chinchaga fire in western Canada becomes the largest recorded fire in North American history, sending smoke all the way to Europe.

Events70 years ago

1957 - President Eisenhower sends the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.

Events63 years ago

1960 - USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.

Events60 years ago

1972 - Japan Airlines Flight 472 lands at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Santacruz Airport in Bombay, India.

Events48 years ago

1973 - Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.

Events47 years ago

1975 - Southwest Face expedition members become the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest by any of its faces, instead of using a ridge route.

Events45 years ago

1993 - The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king.

Events27 years ago

1996 - Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

Events24 years ago

2005 - Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.

Events15 years ago

2007 - Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.

Events13 years ago

2007 - India won first ever T20 international Cricket World Cup.

Events13 years ago

2008 - Thabo Mbeki resigns as president of South Africa

Events12 years ago

2009 - The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance.

Events11 years ago

2013 - A 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing at least 327 people.

Events7 years ago

2014 - The Mars Orbiter Mission makes India the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.

Events6 years ago

2015 - At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Events5 years ago
Events1 years ago

Births

AD 15 - Vitellius, Roman emperor (d. 69)

Births

936 - 'Adud al-Dawla, Buyid king (d. 983)

Births

1301 - Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (d. 1372)

Births719 years ago

1418 - Anne of Cyprus, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1462)

Births602 years ago

1433 - Shekha of Amarsar, Rajput chieftain (d. 1488)

Births587 years ago

1473 - Georg von Frundsberg, German Knight and landowner (d. 1528)

Births547 years ago

1501 - Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, physician, and astrologer (d. 1576)

Births519 years ago

1534 - Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (d. 1581)

Births486 years ago

1564 - William Adams, English sailor and navigator (d. 1620)

Births456 years ago

1583 - Albrecht von Wallenstein, Bohemian general (d. 1634)

Births437 years ago

1625 - Johan de Witt, Dutch mathematician and politician (d. 1672)

Births395 years ago

1667 - Jean-Louis Lully, French composer (d. 1688)

Births353 years ago

1705 - Count Leopold Joseph von Daun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1766)

Births315 years ago

1717 - Horace Walpole, English historian, author, and politician (d. 1797)

Births303 years ago

1755 - John Marshall, American Continental Army officer, jurist, and politician, 4th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1835)

Births265 years ago

1761 - F.L.Æ. Kunzen, German-Danish composer and conductor (d. 1817)

Births259 years ago

1796 - Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor and educator (d. 1875)

Births224 years ago

1801 - Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1862)

Births219 years ago

1802 - Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)

Births218 years ago

1812 - Mary Ann Browne, British poet and writer of musical scores (d. 1845)

Births208 years ago

1817 - Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet and philosopher (d. 1901)

Births203 years ago

1829 - Charles S. West, American jurist and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (d. 1885)

Births191 years ago

1845 - Nikolai Anderson, Estonian philologist and author (d. 1905)

Births175 years ago

1858 - Eugene Foss, American businessman and politician, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)

Births162 years ago

1859 - Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer (d. 1933)

Births161 years ago

1861 - Bhikaiji Cama, Indian activist (d. 1936)

Births159 years ago

1870 - Georges Claude, French chemist and engineer, invented Neon lighting (d. 1960)

Births150 years ago

1871 - Lottie Dod, English tennis player, golfer, and archer (d. 1960)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Jaan Teemant, Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th State Elder of Estonia (d. 1941)

Births148 years ago

1873 - María de las Mercedes Adam de Aróstegui, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1957)

Births147 years ago

1878 - Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss author and poet (d. 1947)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Sarah Knauss, American super-centenarian, oldest verified American person ever (d. 1999)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Max Decugis, French tennis player (d. 1978)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Franklin Clarence Mars, American businessman, founded Mars, Incorporated (d. 1934)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Lawson Robertson, Scottish-American high jumper and coach (d. 1951)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)

Births136 years ago

1884 - İsmet İnönü, Turkish general and politician, 2nd President of Turkey (d. 1973)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer and engineer (d. 1953)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Artur Lemba, Estonian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1963)

Births135 years ago

1890 - Mike González, Cuban baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)

Births130 years ago

1890 - A. P. Herbert, English author and playwright (d. 1971)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Adélard Godbout, Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th Premier of Québec (d. 1956)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Blind Lemon Jefferson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1929)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1968)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Billy Bletcher, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)

Births126 years ago

1895 - André Frédéric Cournand, French physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)

Births125 years ago

1896 - F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1940)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Howard Florey, Australian pharmacologist and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Charlotte Moore Sitterly, American astronomer (d. 1990)

Births122 years ago

1899 - William Dobell, Australian painter (d. 1970)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Alexandra Adler, Austrian neurologist and psychologist (d.2001)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of Iran (d. 1989)

Births118 years ago

1905 - Severo Ochoa, Spanish–American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Leonard Marsh, Canadian sociologist and academic (d. 1982)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Józef Nawrot, Polish footballer (d. 1982)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Ben Oakland, American pianist, composer, and songwriter (d. 1979)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Gerard Antoni Ciołek, Polish historian and architect (d. 1966)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Jean Servais, Belgian-French actor (d. 1976)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Konstantin Chernenko, Russian politician (d. 1985)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Robert Lewis Taylor, American soldier and author (d. 1998)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Herb Jeffries, American singer (d. 2014)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Esther Eng, Chinese-American film director (d. 1970)

Births106 years ago

1914 - John Kerr, Australian politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Andrzej Panufnik, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1991)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Ruth Leach Amonette, American businesswoman and author (d. 2004)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Michael J. S. Dewar, Indian-born American theoretical chemist who developed the Dewar-Chatt-Duncanson model (d. 1997)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Audra Lindley, American actress (d. 1997)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Richard Bong, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Jan Carew, Guyanese-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Ovadia Yosef, Iraqi-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Jim McKay, American sportscaster and journalist (d. 2008)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Sheila MacRae, English-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Ettore Bastianini, Italian actor and singer (d. 1967)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Bert I. Gordon, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births98 years ago

1922 - Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (d. 1998)

Births98 years ago

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

Births98 years ago

1923 - Louis Edmonds, American actor (d. 2001)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Fats Navarro, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1950)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Raoul Bott, Hungarian-American mathematician (d. 2005)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Nina Bocharova, Ukrainian gymnast

Births96 years ago

1924 - Voula Zouboulaki, Egyptian-Greek actress (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Autar Singh Paintal, Indian physiologist and academic (d. 2004)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Arthur Malet, English-American actor and singer (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1929 - John Carter, American clarinet player, saxophonist, and flute player (d. 1991)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Józef Krupiński, Polish poet and author (d. 1998)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Angelo Muscat, Maltese-English actor (d. 1977)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Benjamin Romualdez, Filipino politician and diplomat (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1930 - John W. Young, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2018)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Elizabeth Blackadder, Scottish painter and educator

Births89 years ago

1931 - Cardiss Collins, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Brian Glanville, English journalist and author

Births89 years ago

1931 - Anthony Newley, English singer and actor (d. 1999)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Mike Parkes, English race car driver (d. 1977)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Miguel Montuori, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (d. 1998)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Walter Wallmann, German politician, Minister-President of Hesse (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Raffaele Farina, Italian cardinal

Births87 years ago

1933 - Mel Taylor, American drummer (d. 1996)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer and manager

Births86 years ago

1934 - John Brunner, English-Scottish author and screenwriter (d. 1995)

Births86 years ago

1934 - John Kasmin, English art dealer

Births86 years ago

1934 - Bernard Nevill, English painter, designer, and academic

Births86 years ago

1934 - Chick Willis, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Manfred Wörner, German politician and diplomat, 7th Secretary General of NATO (d. 1994)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Donald Wrye, American director, screenwriter and producer (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1936 - Sivanthi Adithan, Indian businessman (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer and screenwriter, created The Muppets (d. 1990)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Steve Douglas, American saxophonist, flute player, and producer (d. 1993)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Wayne Henderson, American trombonist and producer (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Moti Kirschenbaum, Israeli journalist (d. 2015)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jacques Vallée, French ufologist

Births81 years ago

1940 - Yves Navarre, French author (d. 1994)

Births80 years ago

1941 - John Mackey, American football player (d. 2011)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Linda McCartney, American singer, photographer, and activist (d. 1998)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Gerry Marsden, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1944 - Eavan Boland, Irish poet and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Sven-Ole Thorsen, Danish bodybuilder and stuntman

Births76 years ago

1944 - Victoria Vetri, Playboy's 1967 Miss September & 1968 Playmate of the Year.

Births76 years ago

1945 - Lou Dobbs, American journalist and author

Births75 years ago

1945 - Carson Van Osten, American comics creator and musician (d. 2015)

Births75 years ago

1945 - John Rutter, English composer, conductor, and producer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Joe Greene, American football player, coach, and actor

Births74 years ago

1946 - Lars Emil Johansen, Greenlandic educator and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Greenland

Births74 years ago

1946 - César Pedroso, Cuban pianist and songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Pat Pocock, Welsh-English cricketer

Births74 years ago

1946 - María Teresa Ruiz, Chilean astronomer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Stephen Mueller, American painter (d. 2011)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (d. 1998)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Garth Porter, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and producer

Births72 years ago
Births71 years ago

1949 - Anders Arborelius, Swedish cardinal

Births71 years ago

1950 - Mohinder Amarnath, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

Births70 years ago

1950 - John Kessel, American author, poet, and playwright

Births70 years ago

1950 - Harriet Walter, English actress

Births70 years ago

1951 - Douglas Kmiec, American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Malta

Births69 years ago

1952 - Dieter Hochheimer, German footballer and manager

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1999)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Peter Halley, American painter and educator

Births67 years ago

1954 - Marco Tardelli, Italian footballer and coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Riccardo Illy, Italian businessman and politician, President of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Births65 years ago

1956 - Hubie Brooks, American baseball player

Births64 years ago

1957 - Brad Bird, American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Wolfgang Wolf, German footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1958 - Kevin Sorbo, American actor and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Theo Paphitis, Cypriot-English businessman

Births61 years ago

1959 - Steve Whitmire, American puppeteer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Tony Juniper, English environmentalist and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Amy Sky, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births60 years ago

1961 - Christopher L. Eisgruber, American lawyer and academic

Births59 years ago

1961 - John Logan, American screenwriter and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Luc Picard, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1962 - Ally McCoist, Scottish footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mike Phelan, English footballer, coach, and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Tim Supple, English director and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Nia Vardalos, Canadian-American actress and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ilgvars Zalāns, Latvian painter

Births58 years ago

1963 - Michael Potter, Australian rugby player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Ben Preston, English journalist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Rafael Palmeiro, Cuban-American baseball player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Marko Pomerants, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ronald van der Kemp, Dutch fashion designer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Robert Irvine, English chef and television host

Births55 years ago

1965 - Njål Ølnes, Norwegian saxophonist and composer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Sean McNabb, American singer and bass player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Janet Weiss, American drummer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Christophe Bouchut, French race car driver

Births54 years ago

1966 - Rajesh Khattar, Indian voice actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Bernard Gilkey, American baseball player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Stefan Molyneux, Irish-Canadian philosopher, author, and blogger

Births54 years ago

1966 - Michael O. Varhola, American journalist and author

Births54 years ago

1967 - Noreena Hertz, English economist, author, and academic

Births53 years ago

1969 - Shawn Crahan, American drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Christopher Pincher, English politician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Shamim Sarif, English author, director, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Paul Ray Smith, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2003)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Megan Ward, American actress

Births51 years ago

1971 - Michael S. Engel, American paleontologist and entomologist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mike Michalowicz, American businessman and author

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kevin Millar, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Peter Salisbury, English drummer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Conor Burns, British politician

Births48 years ago

1972 - Kate Fleetwood, English actress

Births48 years ago

1973 - Eddie George, American football player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rodrick Rhodes, American basketball player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - John McDonald, American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1976 - Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Stephanie McMahon, American wrestler and businesswoman

Births44 years ago

1976 - Yakkun Sakurazuka, Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2013)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Vahur Vahtramäe, Estonian footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Casey Rabach, American football player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kim Jong-min, South Korean singer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Daniele Bennati, Italian cyclist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Dean Canto, Australian race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Victoria Pendleton, English cyclist

Births40 years ago

1980 - John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Ryan Briscoe, Australian race car driver

Births39 years ago

1981 - Drew Gooden, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Morgan Hamm, American gymnast

Births38 years ago

1982 - Paul Hamm, American gymnast

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jeff Karstens, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Liam Finn, Australian-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Randy Foye, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ben Harris, Australian rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Taylor Eigsti, American pianist and composer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Senzo Meyiwa, South African footballer (d. 2014)

Births36 years ago

1985 - Eric Adjetey Anang, Ghanaian sculptor and carpenter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Eleanor Catton, Canadian-New Zealand author

Births35 years ago

1985 - Cameron Price, Australian news journalist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jonathan Soriano, Spanish footballer

Births35 years ago

1987 - Matthew Connolly, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Gürhan Gürsoy, Turkish footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Karl Alzner, Canadian ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Pia Wurtzbach, Filipina actress, model, and Miss Universe 2015 titleholder

Births31 years ago

1991 - Maximiliano Uggè, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Oriol Romeu, Spanish footballer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Ben Platt, American actor

Births27 years ago

1997 - Tosin Adarabioyo, English Footballer

Births23 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

768 - Pepin the Short, Frankish king (b. 714)

Deaths

887 - Gao Pian, general of the Tang Dynasty (b. 821)

Deaths

1054 - Hermann of Reichenau, German composer, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1013)

Deaths966 years ago
Deaths900 years ago

1143 - Agnes of Germany (b. 1072)

Deaths877 years ago
Deaths877 years ago

1180 - Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1118)

Deaths840 years ago
Deaths802 years ago

1228 - Stefan the First-Crowned, Serbian king (b. 1165)

Deaths792 years ago
Deaths745 years ago

1435 - Isabeau of Bavaria (b. 1370)

Deaths585 years ago

1459 - Eric of Pomerania, King of Norway, Denmark and Sweden (b. 1382)

Deaths561 years ago

1494 - Poliziano, Italian poet and scholar (b. 1454)

Deaths526 years ago

1534 - Michael Glinski, Lithuanian prince (b. c. 1470)

Deaths486 years ago

1541 - Paracelsus, German-Swiss physician, botanist, and chemist (b. 1493)

Deaths479 years ago

1545 - Albert of Mainz, German cardinal (b. 1490)

Deaths475 years ago

1562 - Henry Grey, 4th Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1495)

Deaths458 years ago

1572 - Túpac Amaru, last of the Incas

Deaths448 years ago

1605 - Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer and educator (b. 1547)

Deaths415 years ago

1621 - Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish commander (b. 1560)

Deaths399 years ago

1646 - Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer and educator (b. 1565)

Deaths374 years ago
Deaths365 years ago

1707 - Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet and author (b. 1642)

Deaths313 years ago

1732 - Emperor Reigen of Japan (b. 1654)

Deaths288 years ago

1742 - Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1684)

Deaths278 years ago

1790 - John Keyse Sherwin, English engraver (b. 1751)

Deaths230 years ago

1802 - Alexander Radishchev, Russian author and critic (b. 1749)

Deaths218 years ago

1834 - Pedro I of Brazil (b. 1798)

Deaths186 years ago

1848 - Branwell Brontë, English painter and poet (b. 1817)

Deaths172 years ago

1863 - William Debenham, English businessman, founded Debenhams (b. 1794)

Deaths157 years ago

1889 - D. H. Hill, American general and academic (b. 1821)

Deaths131 years ago

1889 - Charles Leroux, American balloonist and skydiver (b. 1856)

Deaths131 years ago

1892 - Patrick Gilmore, Irish-American soldier and composer (b. 1829)

Deaths128 years ago

1896 - Louis Gerhard De Geer, Swedish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1818)

Deaths124 years ago

1904 - Niels Ryberg Finsen, Faroese-Danish physician and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)

Deaths116 years ago

1929 - Mahidol Adulyadej, Thai prince (b. 1892)

Deaths91 years ago

1930 - William A. MacCorkle, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)

Deaths90 years ago

1933 - Mike Donlin, American baseball player and actor (b. 1878)

Deaths87 years ago

1933 - Alice Muriel Williamson, English author (b. 1869)

Deaths87 years ago

1936 - József Klekl, Slovene priest and journalist (b. 1879)

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - Lev Schnirelmann, Belarusian-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Carl Laemmle, German-American film producer, founded Universal Studios (b. 1867)

Deaths81 years ago

1939 - Charles Tatham, American fencer (b. 1854)

Deaths81 years ago

1945 - Hans Geiger, German physicist and academic, co-invented the Geiger counter (b. 1882)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Andrew C. McLaughlin, American historian and author (b. 1861)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - Warren William, American actor (b. 1894)

Deaths72 years ago
Deaths70 years ago

1962 - Charles Reisner, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1887)

Deaths58 years ago

1973 - August Kippasto, Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (b. 1887)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Josué de Castro, Brazilian physician, geographer, and activist (b. 1908)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Earle Cabell, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1906)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Philip Gbeho, Ghanaian composer and educator (b. 1904)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - James Bassett, American journalist and author (b. 1912)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (b. 1897)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Theodor Luts, Estonian-Brazilian director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1896)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Patsy Kelly, American actress and dancer (b. 1910)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Sarah Churchill, English actress (b. 1914)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Józef Nawrot, Polish-English footballer (b. 1906)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Neil Hamilton, American actor (b. 1899)

Deaths36 years ago

1991 - Dr. Seuss, American children's book writer, poet, and illustrator (b. 1904)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Ian Stuart Donaldson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1957)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1913)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Barry Bishop, American mountaineer, photographer, and scholar (b. 1932)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Zeki Müren, Turkish singer-songwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Jeff Moss, American composer and screenwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths22 years ago

2002 - Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian politician (b. 1953)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Mike Webster, American football player (b. 1952)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Rosalie Allen, American singer and radio host (b. 1924)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Lyle Bettger, American actor (b. 1915)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Françoise Sagan, French author and screenwriter (b. 1935)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Michael Ferguson, PIRA volunteer, lawyer, and politician (b. 1953)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Phil Latulippe, Canadian soldier and runner (b. 1909)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Oliver Crawford, American screenwriter and author (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Irene Dailey, American actress (b. 1920)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Mickey Vernon, American baseball player and coach (b. 1918)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Nelly Arcan, Canadian author (b. 1975)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Gennady Yanayev, Russian engineer and politician, Vice President of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Pierre Adam, French cyclist (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bruno Bobak, Polish-Canadian painter and educator (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Pedro Vázquez Colmenares, Mexican lawyer and politician, Governor of Oaxaca (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Paul Dietzel, American football player and coach (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Margaret Feilman, Australian architect and urban planner (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Boris Karvasarsky, Ukrainian-Russian psychiatrist and author (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Anthony Lawrence, English-Hong Kong journalist and author (b. 1912)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sagadat Nurmagambetov, Kazakh general and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Paul Oliver, American football player (b. 1984)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, English aristocrat, socialite, and author (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

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

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Madis Kõiv, Estonian physicist, philosopher, and author (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Alan Moore, Australian painter and educator (b. 1914)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Wang Zhongshu, Chinese archaeologist and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Mel Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1935)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Vladimir Kuzmichyov, Russian footballer (b. 1979)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Bill Mollison, Australian researcher, author and biologist (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Bill Nunn, American actor (b. 1953)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordionist and bandleader (b. 1947)

Deaths4 years ago

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