Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Hangul Day (South Korea)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Uganda from United Kingdom in 1962. (Uganda)

Holidays and observances

Independence of Guayaquil from Spain in 1820 (Ecuador)

Holidays and observances

Leif Erikson Day (United States, Iceland and Norway)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

National Nanotechnology Day (United States)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned kings of the Franks.

Events782 years ago

1410 - The first known mention of the Prague astronomical clock.

Events610 years ago

1446 - The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.

Events574 years ago

1594 - Troops of the Portuguese Empire are defeated on Sri Lanka, bringing an end to the Campaign of Danture.

Events426 years ago

1604 - Supernova 1604 is sighted, the most recent supernova to be observed within the Milky Way.

Events416 years ago

1635 - Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony after religious and policy disagreements.

Events385 years ago

1701 - The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook.

Events319 years ago

1708 - Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya.

Events312 years ago

1740 - Dutch colonists and Javanese natives begin massacring the ethnic Chinese population in Batavia, eventually killing 10,000.

Events280 years ago

1760 - Seven Years' War: Russian and Austrian troops briefly occupy Berlin.

Events260 years ago

1790 - A severe earthquake in northern Algeria causes severe damage and a tsunami in the Mediterranean Sea and kills three thousand.

Events230 years ago

1799 - HMS Lutine sinks with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000.

Events221 years ago

1804 - Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.

Events216 years ago

1806 - Prussia begins the War of the Fourth Coalition against France.

Events214 years ago

1812 - War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.

Events208 years ago

1820 - Guayaquil declares independence from Spain.

Events200 years ago

1824 - Slavery in Latin America: Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.

Events196 years ago

1825 - Restauration arrives in New York Harbor from Norway, the first organized immigration from Norway to the United States.

Events195 years ago

1831 - Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first head of state of independent Greece, is assassinated.

Events189 years ago

1834 - Opening of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway, the first public railway on the island of Ireland.

Events186 years ago
Events173 years ago

1854 - Crimean War: The siege of Sevastopol begins.

Events166 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Union troops repel a Confederate attempt to capture Fort Pickens.

Events159 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Union cavalrymen defeat Confederate forces at Toms Brook, Virginia.

Events156 years ago

1873 - A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.

Events147 years ago

1874 - The Universal Postal Union is created by the Treaty of Bern.

Events146 years ago

1900 - The Cook Islands become a territory of the United Kingdom.

Events120 years ago

1907 - Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.

Events113 years ago

1911 - An accidental bomb explosion triggers the Wuchang Uprising against the Chinese monarchy.

Events109 years ago

1913 - The steamship SS Volturno catches fire in the mid-Atlantic.

Events107 years ago

1914 - World War I: The Siege of Antwerp comes to an end.

Events106 years ago

1918 - The Finnish Parliament offers to Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse the throne of a short-lived Kingdom of Finland.

Events102 years ago

1919 - The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series, resulting in the Black Sox Scandal.

Events101 years ago

1934 - An Ustashe assassin kills King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France, in Marseille.

Events86 years ago

1936 - Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam) begins to generate electricity and transmit it to Los Angeles.

Events84 years ago

1937 - Murder of 9 Catholic priests in Zhengding, China, who protected the local population from the advancing Japanese army.

Events83 years ago

1941 - A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.

Events79 years ago

1942 - Australia's Statute of Westminster Adoption Act 1942 receives royal assent.

Events78 years ago

1950 - The Goyang Geumjeong Cave massacre in Korea begins.

Events70 years ago

1962 - Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.

Events58 years ago

1963 - In Italy, a large landslide a causes a giant wave to overtop the Vajont Dam, killing over 2,000.

Events57 years ago

1966 - Vietnam War: South Korean troops commit the Binh Tai Massacre.

Events54 years ago

1967 - A day after his capture, Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.

Events53 years ago

1969 - In Chicago, the National Guard is called in as demonstrations continue over the trial of the "Chicago Eight".

Events51 years ago

1970 - The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia.

Events50 years ago

1980 - Pope John Paul II greets the Dalai Lama during a private audience in Vatican City.

Events40 years ago
Events39 years ago

1983 - South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan survives an assassination attempt in Rangoon, Burma (present-day Yangon, Myanmar), but the blast kills 21 and injures 17 others.

Events37 years ago

1986 - The Phantom of the Opera, eventually the second longest running musical in London, opens at Her Majesty's Theatre.

Events34 years ago

1995 - An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.

Events25 years ago

2003 - Mission: Space opens to the public in Walt Disney World.

Events17 years ago

2006 - North Korea conducts its first nuclear test.

Events14 years ago

2009 - First lunar impact of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.

Events11 years ago

2012 - Pakistani Taliban attempt to assassinate outspoken schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.

Events8 years ago

2016 - The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army launches its first attack on Myanmar security forces along the Bangladesh–Myanmar border.

Events4 years ago

2019 - Turkey begins its military offensive in north-eastern Syria.

Events1 years ago


1201 - Robert de Sorbon, French minister and theologian, founded the Collège de Sorbonne (d. 1274)

Births819 years ago

1221 - Salimbene di Adam, Italian historian and scholar (d. 1290)

Births799 years ago

1261 - Denis of Portugal (d. 1325)

Births759 years ago

1328 - Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)

Births692 years ago

1581 - Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, French mathematician, poet, and scholar (d. 1638)

Births439 years ago
Births434 years ago

1593 - Nicolaes Tulp, Dutch anatomist and politician (d. 1674)

Births427 years ago

1609 - Thomas Weston, 4th Earl of Portland, English noble (d. 1688)

Births411 years ago

1623 - Ferdinand Verbiest, Flemish Jesuit missionary in China (d. 1688)

Births397 years ago

1704 - Johann Andreas Segner, German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)

Births316 years ago
Births263 years ago

1796 - Joseph Bonomi the Younger, British Egyptologist and sculptor (d. 1878)

Births224 years ago

1835 - Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer and conductor (d. 1921)

Births185 years ago

1837 - Francis Wayland Parker, American theorist and academic (d. 1902)

Births183 years ago

1840 - Simeon Solomon, English painter (d. 1905)

Births180 years ago

1845 - Carl Gustav Thulin, Swedish shipowner (d. 1918)

Births175 years ago

1850 - Hermann von Ihering, German-Brazilian zoologist (d. 1930)

Births170 years ago

1852 - Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)

Births168 years ago

1858 - Mihajlo Pupin, Serbian-American physicist and chemist (d. 1935)

Births162 years ago

1859 - Alfred Dreyfus, French colonel (d. 1935)

Births161 years ago

1863 - Edward Bok, Dutch-American journalist and author (d. 1930)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Reginald Dyer, British brigadier general (d. 1927)

Births156 years ago

1871 - Georges Gauthier, Canadian archbishop (d. 1940)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist and educator (d. 1944)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Karl Schwarzschild, German physicist and astronomer (d. 1916)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Charles Rudolph Walgreen, American pharmacist and businessman, founded Walgreens (d. 1939)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Nicholas Roerich, Russian archaeologist and painter (d. 1947)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Gopabandhu Das, Indian journalist, poet, and activist (d. 1928)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Max von Laue, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Charlie Faust, American baseball player (d. 1915)

Births140 years ago

1883 - Maria Filotti, Greek-Romanian actress (d. 1956)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Rube Marquard, American baseball player and manager (d. 1980)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Nikolai Bukharin, Russian journalist and politician (d. 1938)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Irving Cummings, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1959)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (d. 1944)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Ivo Andrić, Yugoslav novelist, poet, and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Mário de Andrade, Brazilian author, poet, and photographer (d. 1945)

Births127 years ago

1897 - M. Bhaktavatsalam, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th Chief Minister of Madras State (d. 1987)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Tawfiq al-Hakim, Egyptian author and playwright (d. 1987)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Joe Sewell, American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (d. 1990)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Bruce Catton, American historian and author (d. 1978)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Joseph Friedman, American inventor, invented the bendy straw (d. 1982)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Alastair Sim, Scottish-English actor and academic (d. 1976)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Joseph Zubin, Lithuanian-American psychologist and academic (d. 1990)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Alice Lee Jemison, Seneca political activist and journalist (d. 1964)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Freddie Young, English cinematographer (d. 1998)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Walter O'Malley, American lawyer and businessman (d. 1979)

Births117 years ago

1906 - J. R. Eyerman, American photographer and journalist (d. 1985)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician, 1st President of Senegal (d. 2001)

Births114 years ago
Births113 years ago

1907 - Jacques Tati, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1982)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Horst Wessel, German SA officer (d. 1930)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Harry Hooton, Australian poet and critic (d. 1961)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Werner von Haeften, German lieutenant (d. 1944)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Lee Wiley, American singer (d. 1975)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Donald Coggan, English archbishop (d. 2000)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)

Births109 years ago

1914 - Edward Andrews, American actor (d. 1985)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Clifford M. Hardin, American academic and politician, 17th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2010)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Belva Plain, American author (d. 2010)

Births105 years ago

1918 - E. Howard Hunt, American CIA officer and author (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Charles Read, Australian air marshal (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Bebo Valdés, Cuban-Swedish pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2013)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author and educator (d. 1976)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Yusef Lateef, American saxophonist, composer, and educator (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Jason Wingreen, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Michel Boisrond, French director and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Tadeusz Różewicz, Polish poet and playwright (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Léon Dion, Canadian political scientist and academic (d. 1997)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (d. 2016)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Olga Guillot, Cuban-American singer (d. 2010)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Donald Sinden, English actor (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Immanuvel Devendrar, Indian soldier (d. 1957)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Danièle Delorme, French actress and producer (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - John Margetson, English scholar and diplomat, British Ambassador to the Netherlands

Births93 years ago

1928 - Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer and educator (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Hank Lauricella, American football player, lieutenant, and politician (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Tony Booth, English actor (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Homer Smith, American football player and coach (d. 2011)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Robert McBain, English actor and photographer (d. 2004)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Peter Mansfield, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Bill Tidy, English soldier and cartoonist

Births87 years ago

1934 - Jill Ker Conway, Australian historian and author (d. 2018)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Abdullah Ibrahim, South African pianist and composer

Births86 years ago
Births85 years ago

1935 - Don McCullin, English photographer and journalist

Births85 years ago

1936 - Brian Blessed, English actor

Births84 years ago

1936 - Mick Young, Australian politician (d. 1996)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Heinz Fischer, Austrian academic and politician, 11th President of Austria

Births82 years ago

1938 - John Sutherland, English journalist, author, and academic

Births82 years ago

1939 - Nicholas Grimshaw, English architect and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - John Pilger, Australian-English journalist, director, and producer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Stephen Sedley, English lawyer and judge

Births81 years ago

1939 - O. V. Wright, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1980)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Gordon J. Humphrey, American soldier, pilot, and politician

Births80 years ago

1940 - John Lennon, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1980)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Joe Pepitone, American baseball player and coach

Births80 years ago

1941 - Brian Lamb, American broadcaster, founded C-SPAN

Births79 years ago

1941 - Trent Lott, American lawyer and politician

Births79 years ago

1941 - Omali Yeshitela, political activist and founder of the Uhuru Movement

Births79 years ago

1942 - Michael Palmer, American physician and author (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Douglas Kirby, American psychologist and author (d. 2012)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jimmy Montgomery, English footballer and coach

Births77 years ago

1943 - Mike Peters, American cartoonist

Births77 years ago

1944 - Rita Donaghy, Baroness Donaghy, English academic and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - John Entwistle, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 2002)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Nona Hendryx, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births76 years ago

1945 - Taiguara, Uruguayan-Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 1996)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Amjad Ali Khan, Indian classical Sarod player

Births75 years ago

1947 - John Doubleday, English sculptor and painter

Births73 years ago

1947 - France Gall, French singer (d. 2018)

Births73 years ago

1947 - William E. McAnulty Jr., American lawyer and judge (d. 2007)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Tony Zappone, American photographer and journalist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Jackson Browne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - John Gray, English cricketer and rugby player

Births72 years ago

1949 - Rod Temperton, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2016)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Mark Hopkinson, American mass murderer (d. 1992)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Brian Downing, American baseball player

Births70 years ago

1950 - Yoshiyuki Konishi, Japanese fashion designer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Reichi Nakaido, Japanese singer and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jody Williams, American academic and activist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births70 years ago

1952 - Simon Drew, English illustrator

Births68 years ago

1952 - Sharon Osbourne, English television host and manager

Births68 years ago

1952 - John Rose, English businessman

Births68 years ago

1952 - Dennis Stratton, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Sally Burgess, South African-English soprano and educator

Births67 years ago

1953 - Hank Pfister, American tennis player

Births67 years ago

1953 - Tony Shalhoub, American actor and producer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Scott Bakula, American actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - James Fearnley, English musician

Births66 years ago

1954 - John O'Hurley, American actor and game show host

Births66 years ago

1954 - Rubén Magnano, Argentine-Italian professional basketball coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Linwood Boomer, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Steve Ovett, English runner and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1955 - Peter Saville, English graphic designer and art director

Births65 years ago

1957 - Don Garber, American businessman

Births63 years ago

1957 - Ini Kamoze, Jamaican singer-songwriter

Births63 years ago

1958 - Al Jourgensen, Cuban-American singer-songwriter and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Alan Nunnelee, American lawyer and politician (d. 2015)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Mike Singletary, American football player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Boris Nemtsov, Russian academic and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2015)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Kenny Garrett, American saxophonist and composer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Julian Bailey, English race car driver and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1961 - Kurt Neumann, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ellen Wheeler, American actress, director, and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Paul Radisich, New Zealand race car driver

Births58 years ago

1962 - Hugh Robertson, English soldier and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ōnokuni Yasushi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 62nd Yokozuna

Births58 years ago

1963 - Andy Platt, English rugby league player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Guillermo del Toro, Mexican-American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jimbo Fisher, American football player and coach

Births55 years ago
Births54 years ago

1966 - Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher, founded Plaza Magazine

Births54 years ago

1967 - Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canadian tennis player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Eddie Guerrero, American wrestler (d. 2005)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gheorghe Popescu, Romanian footballer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Anbumani Ramadoss, Indian politician

Births52 years ago

1969 - Guto Bebb, Welsh businessman and politician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Darren Britt, Australian rugby league player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Simon Fairweather, Australian archer

Births51 years ago

1969 - PJ Harvey, English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Christine Hough, Canadian figure skater and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Giles Martin, English songwriter and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Steve McQueen, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Kenny Anderson, American basketball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Steve Jablonsky, American composer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer and architect

Births50 years ago

1971 - Wayne Bartrim, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births49 years ago

1973 - Fabio Lione, Italian singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Shmuel Herzfeld, American rabbi

Births46 years ago

1975 - Haylie Ecker, Australian violinist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Sean Lennon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mark Viduka, Australian footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - William Alexander, American author and educator

Births44 years ago

1976 - Lee Peacock, Scottish footballer and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Özlem Türköne, Turkish journalist and politician

Births44 years ago

1976 - Nick Swardson, American actor and comedian

Births44 years ago

1977 - Emanuele Belardi, Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Brian Roberts, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Nicky Byrne, Irish singer-songwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Juan Dixon, American basketball player and coach

Births42 years ago

1979 - Vernon Fox, American football player and coach

Births41 years ago

1979 - Alex Greenwald, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Todd Kelly, Australian race car driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Chris O'Dowd, Irish actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Brandon Routh, American model and actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Lucy Akello, Ugandan social worker and politician

Births40 years ago

1980 - Filip Bobek, Polish actor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Pāvels Doroševs, Latvian football goalkeeper

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kert Kütt, Estonian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Amir Nussbaum, Israeli footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sarah Lovell, Australian politician

Births40 years ago

1980 - Fábio Pinto, Brazilian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Thami Tsolekile, South African cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Warren Waugh, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Darius Miles, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1983 - Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Farhaan Behardien, South African cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jang Mi-ran, South Korean weightlifter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Andreas Zuber, Austrian race car driver

Births37 years ago

1985 - David Plummer, American swimmer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Derek Holland, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Laure Manaudou, French swimmer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Stephane Zubar, French footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Samantha Murray, English tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Bill Walker, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1988 - David Tyrrell, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Russell Packer, New Zealand rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Kevin Kampl, German-Slovene footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Tyson Frizell, Australian-Welsh rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1993 - Ani Amiraghyan, Armenian tennis player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Lauren Davis, American tennis player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Jayden Hodges, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Scotty McCreery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births27 years ago

1993 - Wesley So, Filipino-American chess grandmaster

Births27 years ago

1996 - Bella Hadid, American model

Births24 years ago


680 - Ghislain, Frankish anchorite and saint


892 - Al-Tirmidhi, Persian scholar and hadith compiler (b. 824)

Deaths973 years ago

1212 - Philip I of Namur, Marquis of Namur (b. 1175)

Deaths808 years ago

1253 - Robert Grosseteste, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1175)

Deaths767 years ago
Deaths747 years ago
Deaths724 years ago

1390 - John I of Castile (b. 1358)

Deaths630 years ago

1555 - Justus Jonas, German academic and reformer (b. 1493)

Deaths465 years ago

1562 - Gabriele Falloppio, Italian anatomist and physician (b. 1523)

Deaths458 years ago
Deaths451 years ago

1581 - Louis Bertrand, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1526)

Deaths439 years ago

1613 - Henry Constable, English poet (b. 1562)

Deaths407 years ago

1619 - Joseph Pardo, Italian rabbi and merchant (b. 1561)

Deaths401 years ago

1691 - William Sacheverell, English politician (b. 1638)

Deaths329 years ago

1729 - Richard Blackmore, English physician and poet (b. 1654)

Deaths291 years ago

1793 - Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary and linguist (b. 1718)

Deaths227 years ago

1797 - Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi and scholar (b. 1720)

Deaths223 years ago

1806 - Benjamin Banneker, American astronomer and surveyor (b. 1731)

Deaths214 years ago

1808 - John Claiborne, American lawyer and politician (b. 1777)

Deaths212 years ago

1831 - Ioannis Kapodistrias, Russian-Greek lawyer and politician, Governor of Greece (b. 1776)

Deaths189 years ago

1873 - George Ormerod, English historian and author (b. 1785)

Deaths147 years ago

1897 - Jan Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1818)

Deaths123 years ago

1900 - Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1843)

Deaths120 years ago

1911 - Jack Daniel, American businessman, founded Jack Daniel's (b. 1849)

Deaths109 years ago

1924 - Valery Bryusov, Russian author, poet, and critic (b. 1873)

Deaths96 years ago

1934 - Alexander I of Yugoslavia, King of Yugoslavia also known as Alexander the Unifier (b. 1888)

Deaths86 years ago

1934 - Louis Barthou, French union leader and politician, 78th Prime Minister of France (b. 1862)

Deaths86 years ago
Deaths83 years ago

1940 - Wilfred Grenfell, English-American physician and missionary (b. 1865)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Helen Morgan, American singer and actress (b. 1900)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Gottlieb Hering, German captain (b. 1887)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Frank Castleman, American football player, baseball player, and coach (b. 1877)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Yukio Sakurauchi, Japanese businessman and politician, 27th Japanese Minister of Finance (b. 1888)

Deaths73 years ago

1950 - George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player and politician (b. 1895)

Deaths70 years ago

1953 - James Finlayson, Scottish-American actor (b. 1887)

Deaths67 years ago

1955 - Theodor Innitzer, Austrian cardinal (b. 1875)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Marie Doro, American actress (b. 1882)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Pope Pius XII (b. 1876)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Shirō Ishii, Japanese general and biologist (b. 1892)

Deaths61 years ago

1962 - Milan Vidmar, Slovenian chess player and engineer (b. 1885)

Deaths58 years ago

1967 - Che Guevara, Argentinian-Cuban physician, politician and guerrilla leader (b. 1928)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - André Maurois, French soldier and author (b. 1885)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Joseph Pilates, German-American fitness trainer, developed Pilates (b. 1883)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Don Hoak, American baseball player (b. 1928)

Deaths51 years ago

1972 - Miriam Hopkins, American actress (b. 1902)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Oskar Schindler, Czech-German businessman (b. 1908)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Noon Meem Rashid, Pakistani poet (b. 1910)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Walter Warlimont, German general (b. 1894)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Jacques Brel, Belgian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1929)

Deaths42 years ago

1982 - Herbert Meinhard Mühlpfordt, German historian and physician (b. 1893)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Brazilian general and politician, 28th President of Brazil (b. 1905)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Clare Boothe Luce, American author, playwright, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1903)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - William P. Murphy, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Felix Wankel, German engineer, invented the Wankel engine (b. 1902)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Yusuf Atılgan, Turkish author and playwright (b. 1921)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)

Deaths31 years ago

1995 - Alec Douglas-Home, British cricketer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1903)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Walter Kerr, American author, composer, and critic (b. 1913)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Milt Jackson, American vibraphone player and composer (b. 1923)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Akhtar Hameed Khan, Pakistani economist and scholar (b. 1914)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Patrick Anthony Porteous, Indian-Scottish colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1918)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Herbert Ross, American director, producer, and choreographer (b. 1927)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Sopubek Begaliev, Kyrgyzstani economist and politician (b. 1931)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Charles Guggenheim, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, American author and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Carl Fontana, American jazz trombonist (b. 1928)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Jacques Derrida, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Louis Nye, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Danièle Huillet, French filmmaker (b. 1933)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Paul Hunter, English snooker player (b. 1978)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Kanshi Ram, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Enrico Banducci, American businessman, founded hungry i (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Carol Bruce, American actress and singer (b. 1919)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Stuart M. Kaminsky, American author and educator (b. 1934)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - John Daido Loori, American Zen Buddhist monastic and teacher (b. 1931)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Horst Szymaniak, German footballer (b. 1934)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Maurice Allais, French economist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Pavel Karelin, Russian ski jumper (b. 1989)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Sammi Kane Kraft, American actress (b. 1992)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kenny Rollins, American basketball player (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Harris Savides, American cinematographer (b. 1957)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Solomon Lar, Nigerian educator and politician, 4th Governor of Plateau State (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Srihari, Indian actor

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Wilfried Martens, Belgian lawyer and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Edmund Niziurski, Polish sociologist, lawyer, and author (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Boris Buzančić, Croatian actor and politician, 47th Mayor of Zagreb (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jan Hooks, American actress and comedienne (b. 1957)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Carolyn Kizer, American poet and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Peter A. Peyser, American soldier and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rita Shane, American soprano and educator (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Ray Duncan, American businessman (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Geoffrey Howe, Welsh lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ravindra Jain, Indian composer and director (b. 1944)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Andrzej Wajda, Polish film and theatre director (b. 1926)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Jean Rochefort, French actor (b. 1930)

Deaths3 years ago

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