Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Gandhi's birthday-related observances:Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Holidays and observances

Gandhi's birthday-related observances:International Day of Non-Violence

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guinea from France in 1958.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

829 - Theophilos succeeds his father Michael II as Byzantine Emperor.

Events

939 - Battle of Andernach: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, crushes a rebellion against his rule, by a coalition of Eberhard of Franconia and other Frankish dukes.

Events

1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.

Events833 years ago

1263 - The Battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.

Events757 years ago

1470 - The Earl of Warwick's rebellion forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands, restoring Henry VI to the throne.

Events550 years ago

1528 - William Tyndale publishes The Obedience of a Christian Man, which advocates the divine right of kings.

Events492 years ago

1535 - Jacques Cartier discovers the present site of Montreal.

Events485 years ago

1552 - Russo-Kazan Wars: Russian troops enter Kazan.

Events468 years ago

1780 - American Revolutionary War: John André, a British Army officer, is hanged as a spy by the Continental Army.

Events240 years ago

1789 - The United States Bill of Rights is sent to the various States for ratification.

Events231 years ago

1814 - Chilean War of Independence: Royalist troops defeat Chilean forces of Bernardo O'Higgins and José Miguel Carrera.

Events206 years ago

1835 - Texas Revolution: Mexican troops attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia.

Events185 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Confederates defeat a Union attack on Saltville, Virginia. A massacre of wounded Union prisoners (most of them are from a Black cavalry unit) ensues.

Events156 years ago

1870 - A plebiscite held in Rome, supports annexation of city of Rome by the Kingdom of Italy.

Events150 years ago

1919 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him incapacitated for several weeks.

Events101 years ago

1928 - The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded.

Events92 years ago

1937 - Rafael Trujillo orders the execution of Haitians living in the northwestern region of the Dominican Republic.

Events83 years ago

1941 - World War II: In Operation Typhoon, the Wehrmacht attempts to capture Moscow before the onset of winter.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Ocean Liner RMS Queen Mary accidentally rams and sinks HMS Curacoa, killing 337 crewmen aboard Curacoa.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising.

Events76 years ago

1958 - Guinea declares its independence from France.

Events62 years ago

1959 - Rod Serling's anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS. The first episode is “Where Is Everybody?”

Events61 years ago

1967 - Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Events53 years ago

1968 - Mexican President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz orders soldiers to suppress a demonstration of unarmed students, ten days before the start of the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Events52 years ago

1970 - An aircraft carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado, killing 31 people.

Events50 years ago

1980 - Michael Myers becomes the first member of either chamber of Congress to be expelled since the Civil War.

Events40 years ago

1990 - Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 is hijacked and lands at Guangzhou, where it crashes into two other airliners on the ground, killing 128.

Events30 years ago

1992 - Military police storm the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil during a prison riot. The resulting massacre leaves 105 prisoners dead.

Events28 years ago

1996 - Aeroperú Flight 603 crashes into the ocean near Peru, killing all 70 people on board.

Events24 years ago

1996 - The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Events24 years ago

2000 - The Rijndael algorithm is chosen by NIST as the AES standard.

Events20 years ago

2002 - The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.

Events18 years ago

2004 - The first parkrun, then known as the Bushy Park Time Trial, takes place in Bushy Park, London, UK.

Events16 years ago

2006 - Five Amish girls are murdered in a shooting at a school in Pennsylvania, United States.

Events14 years ago

2007 - President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea goes to North Korea for an Inter-Korean summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

Events13 years ago

2016 - Ethiopian protests break out during a festival in the Oromia region, killing dozens of people.

Events4 years ago

Births

Births780 years ago
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Births550 years ago
Births550 years ago

1527 - William Drury, English politician (d. 1579)

Births493 years ago

1538 - Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and saint (d. 1584)

Births482 years ago

1589 - Muhammad Parviz, Mughal Empire emperor (d. 1626)

Births431 years ago

1644 - François-Timoléon de Choisy, French historian and author (d. 1724)

Births376 years ago

1704 - František Tůma, Czech organist and composer (d. 1774)

Births316 years ago

1718 - Elizabeth Montagu, English author and critic (d. 1800)

Births302 years ago

1727 - Ignaz Schiffermüller, Austrian entomologist and academic (d. 1806)

Births293 years ago

1768 - William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, English general and politician (d. 1854)

Births252 years ago
Births222 years ago

1800 - Nat Turner, American slave and uprising leader (d. 1831)

Births220 years ago

1815 - James Agnew, Northern Irish-Australian politician, 16th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1901)

Births205 years ago

1821 - Alexander P. Stewart, American general (d. 1908)

Births199 years ago

1824 - Henry C. Lord, American businessman (d. 1884)

Births196 years ago

1828 - Charles Floquet, French lawyer and politician, 55th Prime Minister of France (d. 1896)

Births192 years ago

1832 - Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist and academic (d. 1917)

Births188 years ago

1847 - Paul von Hindenburg, German field marshal and politician, 2nd President of Germany (d. 1934)

Births173 years ago

1851 - Ferdinand Foch, French field marshal and theorist (d. 1929)

Births169 years ago

1852 - William Ramsay, Scottish-English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)

Births168 years ago

1854 - Patrick Geddes, Scottish biologist, sociologist, geographer, and philanthropist (d. 1932)

Births166 years ago

1869 - Mahatma Gandhi, Indian freedom fighter, activist and philosopher (d. 1948)

Births151 years ago

1871 - Cordell Hull, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 47th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

Births149 years ago

1871 - Martha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscaper and author (d. 1959)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Stephen Warfield Gambrill, American lawyer and politician (d. 1924)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Pelham Warner, English cricketer and manager (d. 1963)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Pattie Ruffner Jacobs, American suffragist (d. 1935)

Births145 years ago

1879 - Wallace Stevens, American poet and educator (d. 1955)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian colonel (d. 1945)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Lesley Ashburner, American hurdler (d. 1950)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Karl von Terzaghi, Czech-American geologist and engineer (d. 1963)

Births137 years ago

1890 - Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)

Births130 years ago

1893 - Leroy Shield, American composer and conductor (d. 1962)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Ruth Cheney Streeter, American colonel (d. 1990)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Bud Abbott, American comedian (d. 1974)

Births123 years ago

1902 - John G. Crommelin, American admiral and politician (d. 1996)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Leopold Figl, Austrian engineer and politician, 18th Chancellor of Austria (d. 1965)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Graham Greene, English novelist, playwright, and critic (d. 1991)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian academic and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of India (d. 1966)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Franjo Šeper, Croatian cardinal (d. 1981)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Thomas Hollway, Australian politician, 36th Premier of Victoria (d. 1971)

Births114 years ago

1906 - August Komendant, Estonian-American engineer and academic (d. 1992)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Bolivian politician, 52nd President of Bolivia (d. 2001)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Alexander R. Todd, Scottish-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Alex Raymond, American cartoonist, creator of Flash Gordon (d. 1956)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Jack Finney, American author and playwright (d. 1995)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Frank Malina, American engineer and painter (d. 1981)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Jack Parsons, American chemist, occultist, and engineer (d. 1952)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Bernarr Rainbow, English organist, conductor, and historian (d. 1998)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Chuck Williams, American author and businessman, founded Williams-Sonoma (d. 2015)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Christian de Duve, English-Belgian cytologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

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

Births103 years ago

1919 - John W. Duarte, English guitarist and composer (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Jan Flinterman, Dutch race car driver and pilot (d. 1992)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Edmund Crispin, English writer and composer (d. 1978)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Albert Scott Crossfield, American pilot and engineer (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Robert Runcie, English archbishop (d. 2000)

Births99 years ago

1925 - Wren Blair, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jan Morris, English-Welsh historian and author

Births94 years ago

1928 - George McFarland, American actor (d. 1993)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Wolfhart Pannenberg, Polish-German theologian and academic (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Peter Bronfman, Canadian businessman (d. 1996)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Moses Gunn, American actor (d. 1993)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Dave Barrett, Canadian social worker and politician, 26th Premier of British Columbia (d. 2018)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Maury Wills, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster

Births88 years ago

1933 - John Gurdon, English biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births87 years ago

1933 - Phill Niblock, American composer and director

Births87 years ago

1933 - Dave Somerville, Canadian singer (The Diamonds) (d. 2015)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Richard Scott, Baron Scott of Foscote, South African-English lawyer and judge

Births86 years ago

1934 - Earl Wilson, American baseball player and coach (d. 2005)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Omar Sívori, Italian-Argentine footballer and manager (d. 2005)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Dick Barnett, American basketball player and educator

Births84 years ago
Births84 years ago

1936 - Connie Dierking, American basketball player (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (d. 2005)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Nick Gravenites, American singer–songwriter and guitarist

Births82 years ago

1938 - Waheed Murad, Pakistani actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1983)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Rex Reed, American film critic

Births82 years ago

1939 - Budhi Kunderan, Indian cricketer (d. 2006)

Births81 years ago

1941 - Diana Hendry, English poet and author

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ron Meagher, American rock bass player

Births79 years ago

1942 - Steve Sabol, American director and producer, co-founded NFL Films (d. 2012)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Anna Ford, English journalist and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - Franklin Rosemont, American poet, painter, and historian (d. 2009)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Henri Szeps, Australian actor

Births77 years ago

1944 - Vernor Vinge, American computer scientist and author

Births76 years ago

1945 - Martin Hellman, American cryptographer and academic

Births75 years ago

1945 - Don McLean, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Sonthi Boonyaratglin, Thai general and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Peter Kellner, English journalist and author

Births74 years ago

1947 - Ward Churchill, American author and activist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Paul Jackson, English director and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Trevor Brooking, English footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1948 - Avery Brooks, American actor and singer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Donna Karan, American fashion designer, founded DKNY

Births72 years ago

1948 - Siim Kallas, Estonian soldier and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Estonia

Births72 years ago

1948 - Persis Khambatta, Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India 1965 (d. 1998)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Chris LeDoux, American singer-songwriter and sculptor (d. 2005)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Richard Hell, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births71 years ago

1949 - Annie Leibovitz, American photographer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Mike Rutherford, English guitarist and songwriter

Births70 years ago

1951 - Sting, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor

Births69 years ago

1952 - Jan Švejnar, Czech-American economist and politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Vanessa Bell Armstrong, American singer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Muhammad Abdul Bari, Bangladeshi-English physicist and academic

Births67 years ago

1954 - Lorraine Bracco, American actress and producer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Philip Oakey, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Nancy Rothwell, English physiologist and academic

Births65 years ago

1956 - Peter Bruce, Scottish chemist and academic

Births64 years ago

1956 - Freddie Jackson, American soul singer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Viatcheslav Mukhanov, Russian-German cosmologist and physicist

Births64 years ago

1957 - John Cook, American golfer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Wade Dooley, English rugby player and police officer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Dave Faulkner, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Kate St John, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Robbie Nevil, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Luis Fernández, French footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1960 - Glenn Anderson, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1960 - Django Bates, English pianist and composer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Johan Lammerts, Dutch cyclist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Joe Sacco, American journalist and cartoonist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Tom Schweich, American lawyer and politician, 36th State Auditor of Missouri (d. 2015)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Dereck Whittenburg, American basketball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Jaan Toomik, Estonian director and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - James Hunter, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mark Rypien, Canadian-American football player

Births58 years ago

1963 - Keith Bradshaw, Australian cricketer and accountant

Births57 years ago

1964 - Dirk Brinkmann, German field hockey player

Births56 years ago

1965 - Darren Cahill, Australian tennis player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Tom Moody, Australian cricketer and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1967 - Frankie Fredericks, Namibian sprinter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gary L. Gregg, American political scientist, author, and academic

Births53 years ago

1967 - Thomas Muster, Austrian tennis player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gillian Welch, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1968 - Victoria Derbyshire, English journalist and radio host

Births52 years ago

1968 - Benjie Paras, Filipino basketball player and actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jeff Martin, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player and sportscaster (d. 2017)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Glen Wesley, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Kelly Willis, American country music singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Badly Drawn Boy, English indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mitch English, American talk show host, comedian, weatherman

Births51 years ago

1970 - Eddie Guardado, American baseball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Patricia O'Callaghan, Canadian soprano and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Kelly Ripa, American actress, producer, and talk show host

Births50 years ago

1970 - Maribel Verdú, Spanish actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Tiffany Darwish, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jim Root, American guitarist and songwriter

Births49 years ago

1972 - Aaron McKie, American basketball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Melissa Harris-Perry, American journalist, author, and educator

Births47 years ago

1973 - Lene Nystrøm, Norwegian singer-songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Proof, American rapper and actor (d. 2006)

Births47 years ago

1973 - Scott Schoeneweis, American baseball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Maria Wetterstrand, Swedish politician

Births47 years ago

1974 - Adel Ferdosipour, Iranian journalist and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Bjarke Ingels, Danish architect

Births46 years ago

1974 - Brian Knight, American baseball player and umpire

Births46 years ago

1974 - Michelle Krusiec, Taiwanese-American actress and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Matthew Nicholson, Australian cricketer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mark Porter, New Zealand race car driver (d. 2006)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Sam Roberts, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Paul Teutul Jr., American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers

Births46 years ago

1974 - Kevin Van De Wege, American firefighter and politician

Births46 years ago

1975 - Baiba Broka, Latvian politician

Births45 years ago

1976 - Mark Chilton, English cricketer

Births44 years ago

1976 - John Thornton, American football player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Didier Défago, Swiss skier

Births43 years ago

1978 - Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Matthew Hancock, English economist and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office

Births42 years ago

1979 - Primož Brezec, Slovenian basketball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Francisco Fonseca, Mexican footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Maja Ivarsson, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births41 years ago

1980 - Shane Andrus, American football player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Ridzuan Fatah Hasan, Singaporean footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Santi Kolk, Dutch footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Luke Wilkshire, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Tyson Chandler, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Esra Gümüş, Turkish volleyball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - George Pettit, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Gary Wilkinson, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1984 - Marion Bartoli, French tennis player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Çağlar Birinci, Turkish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Buster Davis, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Brandon Jackson, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Camilla Belle, American actress

Births34 years ago

1987 - Bojana Bobusic, Australian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Joe Ingles, Australian basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Phil Kessel, American ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Joel Reinders, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ricky Stenhouse Jr., American race car driver

Births33 years ago

1988 - Brittany Howard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births32 years ago

1989 - Aaron Hicks, American baseball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - George Nash, English rower

Births31 years ago

1990 - Dean Bouzanis, Australian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Roberto Firmino, Brazilian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Sirje Roops, Estonian footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Michy Batshuayi, Belgian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Aaro Vainio, Finnish race car driver

Births27 years ago

1994 - Joana Eidukonytė, Lithuanian tennis player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Te Maire Martin, New Zealand rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Tepai Moeroa, Cook Islands rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Tom Trbojevic, Australian rugby league player

Births24 years ago

1997 - Hana Sugisaki, Japanese actress

Births23 years ago

2002 - Jacob Sartorius, American singer

Births18 years ago

Deaths

534 - Athalaric, Italian king (b. 516)

Deaths

829 - Michael II, Byzantine emperor (b. 770)

Deaths
Deaths

939 - Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine (b. 890)

Deaths1081 years ago
Deaths756 years ago
Deaths672 years ago

1559 - Jacquet of Mantua, French-Italian composer (b. 1483)

Deaths461 years ago

1588 - Bernardino Telesio, Italian philosopher and scientist (b. 1509)

Deaths432 years ago

1626 - Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, 1st Count of Gondomar, Spanish academic and diplomat (b. 1567)

Deaths394 years ago

1629 - Antonio Cifra, Italian composer (b. 1584)

Deaths391 years ago

1629 - Pierre de Bérulle, French cardinal and theologian (b. 1575)

Deaths391 years ago

1678 - Wu Sangui, Qing Chinese general (b. 1612)

Deaths342 years ago

1685 - David Teniers III, Flemish painter (b. 1638)

Deaths335 years ago

1708 - Anne Jules de Noailles, French general (b. 1650)

Deaths312 years ago

1709 - Ivan Mazepa, Ukrainian diplomat (b. 1639)

Deaths311 years ago

1724 - François-Timoléon de Choisy, French historian and author (b. 1644)

Deaths296 years ago

1746 - Josiah Burchett, English admiral and politician (b. 1666)

Deaths274 years ago
Deaths256 years ago

1775 - Fukuda Chiyo-ni, Japanese nun and poet (b. 1703)

Deaths245 years ago

1780 - John André, English soldier (b. 1750)

Deaths240 years ago

1782 - Charles Lee, English-born American general (b. 1732)

Deaths238 years ago

1786 - Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, English admiral and politician (b. 1725)

Deaths234 years ago

1803 - Samuel Adams, American philosopher and politician, 4th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1722)

Deaths217 years ago

1804 - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French engineer (b. 1725)

Deaths216 years ago

1850 - Sarah Biffen, English painter (b. 1784)

Deaths170 years ago

1853 - François Arago, French mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and politician, 25th Prime Minister of France (b. 1786)

Deaths167 years ago

1920 - Max Bruch, German composer and conductor (b. 1838)

Deaths100 years ago

1927 - Svante Arrhenius, Swedish physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)

Deaths93 years ago

1938 - Alexandru Averescu, Romanian field marshal and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1859)

Deaths82 years ago

1938 - André Lagache, French race car driver and engineer (b. 1885)

Deaths82 years ago

1943 - John Evans, English-Australian politician, 21st Premier of Tasmania (b. 1855)

Deaths77 years ago

1947 - P. D. Ouspensky, Russian-English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1878)

Deaths73 years ago

1953 - John Marin, American painter (b. 1870)

Deaths67 years ago

1955 - Humphrey Barclay, English priest (b. 1882)

Deaths65 years ago

1955 - William Orthwein, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1881)

Deaths65 years ago

1962 - Boris Yakovlevich Bukreev, Russian mathematician and author (b. 1859)

Deaths58 years ago

1968 - Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (b. 1887)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Jessie Arms Botke, American painter (b. 1883)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Paul Hartman, American actor and dancer (b. 1904)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner (b. 1897)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Vasily Shukshin, Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - K. Kamaraj, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1903)

Deaths45 years ago

1981 - Harry Golden, American journalist and author (b. 1902)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Hazel Scott, Trinidadian-American activist, actress, and musician (b. 1920)

Deaths39 years ago

1985 - Rock Hudson, American actor (b. 1925)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Madeleine Carroll, English actress (b. 1906)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Peter Medawar, Brazilian-English biologist and zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Alec Issigonis, Greek-English car designer, designed the Mini (b. 1906)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Hamengkubuwono IX, Indonesian politician, 2nd Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1912)

Deaths32 years ago

1991 - Hazen Argue, Canadian politician (b. 1921)

Deaths29 years ago
Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Harriet Nelson, American actress and singer (b. 1909)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Robert Bourassa, Canadian lawyer and politician, 22nd Premier of Quebec (b. 1933)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Andrey Lukanov, Bulgarian lawyer and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Bulgaria (b. 1938)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and guitarist (b. 1907)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Olivier Gendebien, Belgian race car driver (b. 1924)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Heinz G. Konsalik, German journalist and author (b. 1921)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - David Tonkin, Australian politician, 38th Premier of South Australia (b. 1929)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Franz Biebl, German composer and academic (b. 1906)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-American physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - John Thomas Dunlop, American scholar and politician, 14th United States Secretary of Labor (b. 1914)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Nipsey Russell, American comedian and actor (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - August Wilson, American author and playwright (b. 1945)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Helen Chenoweth-Hage, American politician (b. 1938)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Paul Halmos, Hungarian-American mathematician (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Tex Coulter, American football player (b. 1924)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Christopher Derrick, English author and critic (b. 1921)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - George Grizzard, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Dan Keating, Irish Republican Army volunteer (b. 1902)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Tawn Mastrey, American radio host and producer (b. 1954)

Deaths13 years ago

2010 - Kwa Geok Choo, Singaporean lawyer and scholar (b. 1920)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Peter L. Benson, American psychologist and academic (b. 1946)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Nguyễn Chí Thiện, Vietnamese-American poet and activist (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Charles Roach, Trinidadian-Canadian lawyer and activist (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - J. Philippe Rushton, English-Canadian psychologist, theorist, academic (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Gottfried Fischer, German psychologist, therapist, and academic (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Herman Hugg, American painter and sculptor (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jonathan Kaufer, American director and screenwriter (b. 1955)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Abraham Nemeth, American mathematician and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kaare Ørnung, Norwegian pianist and educator (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Robert Flower, Australian footballer (b. 1955)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Vaughn O. Lang, American general (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Frederic Tamler Sommers, American philosopher and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Eric Arturo Delvalle, Panamanian lawyer and politician, President of Panama (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Brian Friel, Irish author, playwright, and director (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Rodolfo Frigeri, Argentinian economist and politician, Argentinian Minister of Finance (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Coleridge Goode, Jamaican-English bassist and composer (b. 1914)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - James Mutende, Ugandan veterinarian, economist, and politician (b. 1962)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Johnny Paton, Scottish footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Neville Marriner, British conductor (b. 1924)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Gary Reed, American comic book writer (b. 1956)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Tom Petty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1950)

Deaths3 years ago

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