Holidays and observances

World Space Week (October 4–10)

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

Events

105 BC - Cimbrian War: Defeat at the Battle of Arausio accelerates the Marian reforms of the Roman army.

Events

69 BC - Third Mithridatic War: Forces of the Roman Republic subdue Armenia.

Events

AD 23 - Rebels decapitate Wang Mang two days after his capital was sacked during a peasant rebellion.

Events

404 - Byzantine Empress Eudoxia dies from the miscarriage of her seventh and last pregnancy.

Events

618 - Transition from Sui to Tang: Wang Shichong decisively defeats Li Mi at the Battle of Yanshi.

Events

1539 - Spain's DeSoto expedition takes over the Apalachee capital of Anhaica for their winter quarters.

Events481 years ago

1600 - Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance, beginning the Baroque period.

Events420 years ago

1683 - Immigrant families found Germantown, Pennsylvania in the first major immigration of German people to America.

Events337 years ago

1762 - Seven Years' War: The British Capture Manila from Spain and occupy it.

Events258 years ago
Events243 years ago

1789 - French Revolution: King Louis XVI is forced to change his residence from Versailles to the Tuileries Palace.

Events231 years ago

1849 - The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.

Events171 years ago

1854 - In England the Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead leads to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.

Events166 years ago

1884 - The Naval War College of the United States is founded in Rhode Island.

Events136 years ago

1898 - Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the largest American music fraternity, is founded at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Events122 years ago

1903 - The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.

Events117 years ago

1908 - The Bosnian crisis erupts when Austria-Hungary formally annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Events112 years ago

1910 - Eleftherios Venizelos is elected prime minister of Greece for the first of seven times.

Events110 years ago

1923 - The Turkish National Movement enters Constantinople.

Events97 years ago

1927 - Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent "talkie" movie.

Events93 years ago

1939 - World War II: The Battle of Kock is the final combat of the September Campaign in Poland.

Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: American troops force the Japanese from their positions east of the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: Thirteen civilians are burnt alive by a paramilitary group in Crete.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: Units of the 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps enter Czechoslovakia during the Battle of the Dukla Pass.

Events76 years ago

1973 - Egypt and Syria launch coordinated attacks against Israel, beginning the Yom Kippur War.

Events47 years ago

1976 - Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 is destroyed by two bombs, placed on board by an anti-Castro militant group.

Events44 years ago

1976 - Premier Hua Guofeng arrests the Gang of Four, ending the Cultural Revolution in China.

Events44 years ago

1976 - Dozens are killed by the Thai army in the Thammasat University massacre.

Events44 years ago

1977 - The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.

Events43 years ago

1979 - Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.

Events41 years ago

1981 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is murdered by Islamic extremists.

Events39 years ago

1985 - Police constable Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.

Events35 years ago

1987 - Fiji becomes a republic.

Events33 years ago

1995 - The first planet orbiting another sun, 51 Pegasi b, is discovered.

Events25 years ago

2007 - Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth.

Events13 years ago

2010 - Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, is founded.

Events10 years ago

Births

649 - Yuknoom Yichʼaak Kʼahkʼ (d. around 696)

Births
Births731 years ago

1459 - Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)

Births561 years ago

1510 - John Caius, English physician and academic, co-founded the Gonville and Caius College (d. 1573)

Births510 years ago

1510 - Rowland Taylor, English priest and martyr (d. 1555)

Births510 years ago

1552 - Matteo Ricci, Italian priest and missionary (d. 1610)

Births468 years ago

1555 - Ferenc Nádasdy, Hungarian noble (d. 1604)

Births465 years ago

1565 - Marie de Gournay, French writer (d. 1645)

Births455 years ago
Births447 years ago
Births444 years ago

1591 - Settimia Caccini, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 1638)

Births429 years ago

1610 - Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French general (d. 1690)

Births410 years ago

1626 - Géraud de Cordemoy, French historian, philosopher and lawyer (d. 1684)

Births394 years ago

1716 - George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1771)

Births304 years ago

1729 - Sarah Crosby, English preacher, the first female Methodist preacher (d. 1804)

Births291 years ago

1732 - John Broadwood, Scottish businessman, co-founded John Broadwood and Sons (d. 1812)

Births288 years ago
Births282 years ago

1742 - Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian-Danish poet and playwright (d. 1755)

Births278 years ago

1744 - James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded McGill University (d. 1813)

Births276 years ago

1767 - Henri Christophe, Grenadian-Haitian king (d. 1820)

Births253 years ago

1769 - Isaac Brock, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1812)

Births251 years ago

1773 - John MacCulloch, Scottish geologist and academic (d. 1835)

Births247 years ago

1773 - Louis Philippe I of France (d. 1850)

Births247 years ago

1801 - Hippolyte Carnot, French politician (d. 1888)

Births219 years ago

1803 - Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, Polish-German physicist and meteorologist (d. 1879)

Births217 years ago
Births200 years ago

1820 - Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano and actress (d. 1887)

Births200 years ago

1831 - Richard Dedekind, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1916)

Births189 years ago

1838 - Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian soldier, poet, and author (d. 1910)

Births182 years ago

1846 - George Westinghouse, American engineer and businessman, founded the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (d. 1914)

Births174 years ago

1862 - Albert J. Beveridge, American historian and politician (d. 1927)

Births158 years ago

1866 - Reginald Fessenden, Canadian engineer and academic, invented radiotelephony (d. 1932)

Births154 years ago

1874 - Frank G. Allen, American merchant and politician, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Ernest Lapointe, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Justice (d. 1941)

Births144 years ago

1882 - Karol Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1937)

Births138 years ago

1886 - Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect and painter, designed the Philips Pavilion and Saint-Pierre, Firminy (d. 1965)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Roland Garros, French soldier and pilot (d. 1918)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Hendrik Adamson, Estonian poet and educator (d. 1946)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Meghnad Saha, Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 1956)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Caroline Gordon, American author and critic (d. 1981)

Births125 years ago

1896 - David Howard, American film director (d. 1941)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Florence B. Seibert, American biochemist and academic (d. 1991)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Vivion Brewer, American activist and desegregationist (d. 1991)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Willy Merkl, German mountaineer (d. 1934)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Eveline Du Bois-Reymond Marcus, German-Brazilian zoologist and academic (d. 1990)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Ernest Walton, Irish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Helen Wills, American tennis player and painter (d. 1998)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Janet Gaynor, American actress (d. 1984)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Taffy O'Callaghan, Welsh footballer and coach (d. 1946)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Carole Lombard, American actress (d. 1942)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Sergei Sobolev, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1989)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Barbara Castle, English journalist and politician, First Secretary of State (d. 2002)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Orazio Satta Puliga, Italian automobile designer (d. 1974)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Perkins Bass, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Méret Oppenheim, German-Swiss painter and photographer (d. 1985)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian ethnographer and explorer (d. 2002)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Joan Littlewood, English director and playwright (d. 2002)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Carolyn Goodman, American psychologist and activist (d. 2007)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Humberto Sousa Medeiros, Portuguese-American cardinal (d. 1983)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Alice Timander, Swedish dentist and actress (d. 2007)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Chiang Wei-kuo, Japanese-Chinese general (d. 1997)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Fannie Lou Hamer, American activist and philanthropist (d. 1977)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Goh Keng Swee, Singaporean soldier and politician, 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (d. 2010)

Births102 years ago

1918 - André Pilette, French-Belgian race car driver (d. 1993)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Siad Barre, Somalian general and politician, later president (d. 1995)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Tommy Lawton, English footballer and coach (d. 1996)

Births101 years ago

1920 - John Donaldson, Baron Donaldson of Lymington, English lawyer and judge (d. 2005)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Evgenii Landis, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1997)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Joseph Lowery, American minister and activist

Births99 years ago

1922 - Joe Frazier, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Teala Loring, American actress (d. 2007)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Robert Kuok, Malaysian Chinese business magnate and investor

Births97 years ago

1923 - Yaşar Kemal, Turkish journalist and author (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Shana Alexander, American journalist and author (d. 2005)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Bill King, American sportscaster (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Barbara Werle, American actress and singer (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - George Mattos, American pole vaulter (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Hafez al-Assad, Syrian general and politician, 20th President of Syria (d. 2000)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomer (d. 2004)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Eileen Derbyshire, English actress

Births89 years ago

1931 - Riccardo Giacconi, Italian-American astrophysicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Prince Mukarram Jah, Titular Nizam of Hyderabad State

Births87 years ago

1934 - Marshall Rosenberg, American psychologist and author (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Bruno Sammartino, Italian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2018)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Julius L. Chambers, American lawyer, educator, and activist (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Serge Nubret, Caribbean-French bodybuilder and actor (d. 2011)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Melvyn Bragg, English journalist, author, and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jack Cullen, American baseball player

Births81 years ago

1939 - Richard Delgado, American lawyer and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - Sheila Greibach, American computer scientist and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - John J. LaFalce, American captain, lawyer, and politician

Births81 years ago

1940 - Jan Keizer, Dutch footballer and referee

Births80 years ago

1940 - Ellen Travolta, American actress

Births80 years ago

1941 - Paul Popham, American soldier and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis (d. 1987)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Dan Christensen, American painter (d. 2007)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Britt Ekland, Swedish actress and singer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Fred Travalena, American comedian and actor (d. 2009)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Richard Caborn, English engineer and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics

Births77 years ago

1943 - Peter Dowding, Australian politician, 24th Premier of Western Australia

Births77 years ago

1943 - Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Cees Veerman, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Merzak Allouache, Algerian director and screenwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Patrick Cordingley, English general

Births76 years ago

1944 - Boris Mikhailov, Russian ice hockey player and coach

Births76 years ago

1944 - Carlos Pace, Brazilian race car driver (d. 1977)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Ivan Graziani, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Lloyd Doggett, American lawyer and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Tony Greig, South African-English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2012)

Births74 years ago

1946 - John Monie, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - Millie Small, Jamaican singer-songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Eddie Villanueva, Filipino evangelist and politician, founded the ZOE Broadcasting Network

Births74 years ago

1946 - Vinod Khanna, Indian actor, producer and politician (d. 2017)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Patxi Andión, Spanish singer-songwriter and actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Klaus Dibiasi, Italian diver

Births73 years ago

1948 - Gerry Adams, Irish republican politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Glenn Branca, American guitarist and composer (d. 2018)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Lonnie Johnson, American inventor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Penny Junor, English journalist and author

Births71 years ago

1949 - Thomas McClary, American R&B singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Leslie Moonves, American businessman

Births71 years ago

1949 - Nicolas Peyrac, French singer-songwriter and photographer

Births71 years ago

1950 - David Brin, American physicist and author

Births70 years ago

1951 - Kevin Cronin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Clive Rees, Singaporean-Welsh rugby player and educator

Births69 years ago

1951 - Gavin Sutherland, Scottish singer-songwriter and bass player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (d. 1985)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and author

Births68 years ago

1953 - Rein Rannap, Estonian pianist and composer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Bill Buford, American author and journalist

Births66 years ago

1954 - David Hidalgo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Darrell M. West, American political scientist, author, and academic

Births66 years ago

1955 - Tony Dungy, American football player and coach

Births65 years ago

1956 - Sadiq al-Ahmar, Yemeni politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Kathleen Webb, American author and illustrator

Births64 years ago

1957 - Bruce Grobbelaar, Zimbabwean footballer and coach

Births63 years ago

1959 - Turki bin Sultan, Saudi Arabian politician (d. 2012)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Oil Can Boyd, American baseball player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Brian Higgins, American politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Walter Ray Williams, Jr., American bowler

Births61 years ago

1961 - Miyuki Matsuda, Japanese actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Paul Sansome, English footballer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ben Summerskill, English businessman and journalist

Births59 years ago

1962 - David Baker, American biologist and academic

Births58 years ago

1962 - Rich Yett, American baseball player

Births58 years ago

1963 - Sven Andersson, Swedish footballer and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Elisabeth Shue, American actress

Births57 years ago

1964 - Ricky Berry, American basketball player (d. 1989)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mark Field, German-English lawyer and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tom Jager, American swimmer and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Miltos Manetas, Greek painter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Knut Storberget, Norwegian lawyer and politician, Norwegian Minister of Justice

Births56 years ago

1964 - Matthew Sweet, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jürgen Kohler, German footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 - Peg O'Connor, American philosopher and academic

Births55 years ago

1965 - Steve Scalise, American lawyer and politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Rubén Sierra, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births55 years ago

1965 - John McWhorter, American academic and linguist

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jacqueline Obradors, American actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Niall Quinn, Irish footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Tommy Stinson, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Kennet Andersson, Swedish footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Svend Karlsen, Norwegian strongman and bodybuilder

Births53 years ago

1967 - Steven Woolfe, English barrister and politician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Bjarne Goldbæk, Danish footballer and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Bob May, American golfer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Byron Black, Zimbabwean golfer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Muhammad V of Kelantan, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia

Births51 years ago

1970 - Maria Kannegaard, Danish-Norwegian pianist and composer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Shauna MacDonald, Canadian actress and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Darren Oliver, American baseball player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Amy Jo Johnson, American actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Phil Bennett, English race car driver

Births49 years ago

1971 - Takis Gonias, Greek footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Alan Stubbs, English footballer, coach, and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Daniel Cavanagh, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Anders Iwers, Swedish bass player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jarrod Moseley, Australian golfer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Mark Schwarzer, Australian footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ryu Si-won, South Korean actor and singer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ko So-young, South Korean model and actress

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jeff B. Davis, American comedian, actor, and singer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rebecca Lobo, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1974 - Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Kenny Jönsson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Seema Kennedy, British politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jeremy Sisto, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Hoàng Xuân Vinh, Vietnamese shooter

Births46 years ago

1975 - Reon King, Guyanese cricketer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Freddy García, Venezuelan baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Magdalena Kučerová, Czech-German tennis player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Daniel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Melinda Doolittle, American singer-songwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer and singer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jamie Laurie, American singer-songwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Vladimir Manchev, Bulgarian footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1978 - Carolina Gynning, Swedish model, actress, and singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ricky Hatton, English boxer and promoter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Liu Yang, Chinese astronaut

Births42 years ago

1979 - David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mohamed Kallon, Sierra Leonean footballer and manager

Births41 years ago

1979 - Richard Seymour, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Pascal van Assendelft, Dutch sprinter

Births41 years ago

1980 - Arnaud Coyot, French cyclist (d. 2013)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Wes Durston, English cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Levon Aronian, Armenian chess player

Births38 years ago

1982 - William Butler, American musician and composer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Fábio Júnior dos Santos, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Hideki Mutoh, Japanese race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Paul Smith, English boxer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Renata Voráčová, Czech tennis player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Morné Morkel, South African cricketer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Joanna Pacitti, American singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1985 - Mitchell Cole, English footballer (d. 2012)

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sylvia Fowles, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tarmo Kink, Estonian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Meg Myers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births34 years ago

1986 - Olivia Thirlby, American actress

Births34 years ago

1987 - Joe Lewis, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Akuila Uate, Fijian-Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Trey Edward Shults, American film director

Births32 years ago

1989 - Albert Ebossé Bodjongo, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2014)

Births31 years ago

1989 - Tyler Ennis, Canadian ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Pizzi, Portuguese footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Han Sun-hwa, South Korean singer and actress

Births30 years ago

1992 - Taylor Paris, Canadian rugby player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Adam Gemili, English sprinter

Births27 years ago

1993 - Joe Rafferty, English-Irish footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Jourdan Miller, American fashion model

Births27 years ago

1994 - Lee Joo-heon, South Korean rapper and songwriter

Births26 years ago

1997 - Kasper Dolberg, Danish footballer

Births23 years ago

1999 - Niko Kari, Finnish race car driver

Births21 years ago

Deaths

AD 23 - Wang Mang, emperor of the Han Dynasty

Deaths

404 - Aelia Eudoxia, Byzantine empress

Deaths

836 - Nicetas the Patrician, Byzantine general

Deaths

869 - Ermentrude of Orléans, Frankish queen (b. 823)

Deaths

877 - Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 823)

Deaths

997 - Minamoto no Mitsunaka, Japanese samurai (b. 912)

Deaths

1014 - Samuel, tsar of the Bulgarian Empire

Deaths1006 years ago

1019 - Frederick of Luxembourg, count of Moselgau (b. 965)

Deaths1001 years ago

1145 - Baldwin, archbishop of Pisa

Deaths875 years ago

1090 - Adalbero, bishop of Würzburg

Deaths930 years ago

1101 - Bruno of Cologne, German monk, founded the Carthusian Order

Deaths919 years ago

1173 - Engelbert III, margrave of Istria

Deaths847 years ago

1349 - Joan II of Navarre, daughter of Louis X of France (b. 13112

Deaths671 years ago

1398 - Jeong Dojeon, Korean prime minister (b. 1342)

Deaths622 years ago

1413 - Dawit I, ruler (Emperor) of Ethiopia (b. 1382)

Deaths607 years ago

1536 - William Tyndale, English Protestant Bible translator (b. c. 1494)

Deaths484 years ago

1553 - Şehzade Mustafa, Ottoman prince (b. 1515)

Deaths467 years ago

1641 - Matthijs Quast, Dutch explorer

Deaths379 years ago

1644 - Elisabeth of France, queen of Spain and Portugal (b. 1602)

Deaths376 years ago

1660 - Paul Scarron, French poet and author (b. 1610)

Deaths360 years ago

1661 - Guru Har Rai, Indian 7th Sikh guru (b. 1630)

Deaths359 years ago
Deaths332 years ago

1762 - Francesco Manfredini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1684)

Deaths258 years ago

1819 - Charles Emmanuel IV, king of Sardinia (b. 1751)

Deaths201 years ago

1829 - Pierre Derbigny, French-American politician, 6th Governor of Louisiana (b. 1769)

Deaths191 years ago

1836 - Johannes Jelgerhuis, Dutch painter and actor (b. 1770)

Deaths184 years ago

1873 - Paweł Strzelecki, Polish-English geologist and explorer (b. 1797)

Deaths147 years ago

1883 - Dục Đức, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1852)

Deaths137 years ago

1891 - Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (b. 1846)

Deaths129 years ago

1892 - Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English poet (b. 1809)

Deaths128 years ago

1912 - Auguste Beernaert, Belgian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1829)

Deaths108 years ago

1923 - Damat Ferid Pasha, Ottoman politician, 285th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1853)

Deaths97 years ago

1942 - Siegmund Glücksmann, German politician (b. 1884)

Deaths78 years ago

1945 - Leonardo Conti, German SS officer (b. 1900)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer and critic (b. 1887)

Deaths73 years ago

1951 - Will Keith Kellogg, American businessman, founded the Kellogg Company (b. 1860)

Deaths69 years ago

1951 - Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)

Deaths69 years ago

1959 - Bernard Berenson, American historian and author (b. 1865)

Deaths61 years ago

1962 - Tod Browning, American actor, director, screenwriter (b. 1880)

Deaths58 years ago

1968 - Phyllis Nicolson, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1917)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Walter Hagen, American golfer (b. 1892)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Otto Steinböck, Austrian zoologist (b. 1893)

Deaths51 years ago

1972 - Cléo de Verberena, Brazilian actress and film director (born c. 1909)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Sidney Blackmer, American actor (b. 1895)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - François Cevert, French race car driver (b. 1944)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Dick Laan, Dutch actor, screenwriter, and author (b. 1894)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Dennis Price, English actor (b. 1915)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Margaret Wilson, American missionary and author (b. 1882)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian race car driver (b. 1948)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Gilbert Ryle, English philosopher and author (b. 1900)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Johnny O'Keefe, Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1935)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Elizabeth Bishop, American poet and short-story writer (b. 1911)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Hattie Jacques, English actress and producer (b. 1922)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Anwar Sadat, Egyptian colonel and politician, 3rd President of Egypt, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Terence Cooke, American cardinal (b. 1921)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Nelson Riddle, American composer, conductor, and bandleader (b. 1921)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1921)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - Bette Davis, American actress (b. 1908)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Bahriye Üçok, Turkish sociologist and politician (b. 1919)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Igor Talkov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1956)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Denholm Elliott, English actor (b. 1922)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1905)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Nejat Eczacıbaşı, Turkish chemist, businessman, and philanthropist, founded Eczacıbaşı (b. 1913)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Larry Walters, American truck driver and pilot (b. 1949)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Benoît Chamoux, French mountaineer (b. 1961)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1914)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Mark Belanger, American baseball player (b. 1944)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Gorilla Monsoon, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1937)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Richard Farnsworth, American actor and stuntman (b. 1920)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Arne Harris, American director and producer (b. 1934)

Deaths19 years ago
Deaths18 years ago

2006 - Bertha Brouwer, Dutch sprinter (b. 1930)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian director and screenwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Buck O'Neil, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Wilson Tucker, American author and critic (b. 1914)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 1921)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Laxmi Mall Singhvi, Indian scholar, jurist, and politician (b. 1931)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Peter Cox, Australian public servant and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Douglas Campbell, Scottish-Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Rhys Isaac, South-African-Australian historian and author (b. 1937)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Antonie Kamerling, Dutch television and film actor, and musician (b. 1966)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Diane Cilento, Australian actress and author (b. 1933)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian colonel and politician, 3rd President of Algeria (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Anthony John Cooke, English organist and composer (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Nick Curran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1977)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Albert, Margrave of Meissen (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Joseph Meyer, American lawyer and politician, 19th Secretary of State of Wyoming (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - B. Satya Narayan Reddy, Indian lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of West Bengal (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - J. J. C. Smart, English-Australian philosopher and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ulysses Curtis, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rift Fournier, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Paul Rogers, English actor (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Nico van Kampen, Dutch physicist and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Vic Braden, American tennis player and coach (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Igor Mitoraj, German-Polish sculptor (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Diane Nyland, Canadian actress, director and choreographer (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Marian Seldes, American actress (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Serhiy Zakarlyuka, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1976)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Feridun Buğeker, Turkish football player (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Árpád Göncz, Hungarian author, playwright, and politician, 1st President of Hungary (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Vladimir Shlapentokh, Ukrainian-American sociologist, historian, political scientist, and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Juan Vicente Ugarte del Pino, Peruvian historian, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Ralphie May, American stand-up comedian and actor (b. 1972)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - David Marks, British architect, designer of the London Eye (b. 1952)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Scott Wilson, American actor (b. 1942)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano (b. 1933)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Ginger Baker, English drummer (b. 1939)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Eddie Lumsden, Australian rugby league player (b. 1936)

Deaths1 years ago

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