Holidays and observances

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

Events

1138 - A massive earthquake strikes Aleppo; it is one of the most destructive earthquakes ever.

Events882 years ago
Events878 years ago

1311 - The peerage and clergy restrict the authority of English kings with the Ordinances of 1311.

Events709 years ago

1531 - Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland.

Events489 years ago

1614 - The New Netherland Company applies to the States General of the Netherlands for exclusive trading rights in what is now the northeastern United States.

Events406 years ago

1634 - The Burchardi flood kills around 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.

Events386 years ago

1649 - Cromwell's New Model Army Sacks Wexford, killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians.

Events371 years ago

1767 - Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.

Events253 years ago

1776 - American Revolution: A fleet of American boats on Lake Champlain is defeated by the Royal Navy, but delays the British advance until 1777.

Events244 years ago

1797 - The Royal Navy decisively defeats the Batavian Navy at Camperdown during the French Revolutionary Wars.

Events223 years ago

1811 - The Juliana begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry in New York harbor.

Events209 years ago

1840 - The Maronite leader Bashir Shihab II surrenders to the Ottoman Empire and later is sent to Malta in exile.

Events180 years ago

1852 - The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.

Events168 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Confederate troops conduct a raid on Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Events158 years ago

1865 - Hundreds of black men and women march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.

Events155 years ago

1890 - In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.

Events130 years ago

1899 - The Second Boer War erupts in South Africa between the British-ruled Cape Colony, and the Boer-ruled Transvaal and Orange Free State.

Events121 years ago

1906 - San Francisco sparks a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Japan by ordering segregated schools for Japanese students.

Events114 years ago

1910 - Piloted by Arch Hoxsey, Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane.

Events110 years ago

1912 - First Balkan War: The day after the Battle of Sarantaporo, Greek troops liberate the city of Kozani.

Events108 years ago

1918 - The 7.1 Mw San Fermín earthquake shakes Puerto Rico. The quake and resulting tsunami kill up to 116 people.

Events102 years ago

1937 - The Duke and Duchess of Windsor tour Nazi Germany for 12 days and meet Adolf Hitler on the 22nd.

Events83 years ago
Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Off Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercept and defeat a Japanese force.

Events78 years ago

1944 - The Tuvan People's Republic is annexed by the Soviet Union.

Events76 years ago

1950 - CBS's field-sequential color system for television is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Events70 years ago

1954 - In accord with the 1954 Geneva Conference, French troops complete their withdrawal from North Vietnam.

Events66 years ago

1958 - NASA launches Pioneer 1, its first space probe, although it fails to achieve a stable orbit.

Events62 years ago

1962 - The Second Vatican Council becomes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.

Events58 years ago

1968 - NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission.

Events52 years ago

1972 - A race riot occurs on the United States Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam.

Events48 years ago

1976 - George Washington is posthumously promoted to the grade of General of the Armies.

Events44 years ago

1984 - Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.

Events36 years ago

1984 - Aeroflot Flight 3352 crashes into maintenance vehicles upon landing in Omsk, Russia, killing 178.

Events36 years ago

1986 - Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Iceland to continue discussions about scaling back IRBM arsenals in Europe.

Events34 years ago

1987 - The AIDS Memorial Quilt is first displayed during the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

Events33 years ago

1987 - Start of Operation Pawan by Indian forces in Sri Lanka. Thousands of civilians, insurgents, soldiers die.

Events33 years ago

1991 - Prof. Anita Hill delivers her televised testimony concerning sexual harassment during the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination.

Events29 years ago

2000 - NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission.

Events20 years ago

2001 - The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.

Events19 years ago

2002 - A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Finland kills seven.

Events18 years ago

2013 - A migrant boat sinks in the Channel of Sicily, with at least 34 people drowning.

Events7 years ago

2018 - Soyuz MS-10, launching an intended crew for the ISS, suffers an in-flight abort. The crew lands safely.

Events2 years ago

Births

1492 - Charles Orlando, Dauphin of France, French noble (d. 1495)

Births528 years ago

1552 - Tsarevich Dmitry Ivanovich of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (d. 1553)

Births468 years ago

1616 - Andreas Gryphius, German poet and playwright (d. 1664)

Births404 years ago

1661 - Melchior de Polignac, French cardinal and poet (d. 1742)

Births359 years ago
Births349 years ago

1672 - Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian-Romanian diplomat (d. 1742)

Births348 years ago

1675 - Samuel Clarke, English minister and philosopher (d. 1729)

Births345 years ago

1738 - Arthur Phillip, English admiral and politician, 1st Governor of New South Wales (d. 1814)

Births282 years ago

1739 - Grigory Potemkin, Russian general and politician (d. 1791)

Births281 years ago

1758 - Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, German physician and astronomer (d. 1840)

Births262 years ago

1786 - Stevenson Archer, American judge and politician (d. 1848)

Births234 years ago

1788 - Simon Sechter, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1867)

Births232 years ago

1793 - Maria James, Welsh-born American poet, domestic servant (d. 1868)

Births227 years ago

1803 - Gregor von Helmersen, Estonian-Russian general and geologist (d. 1885)

Births217 years ago

1814 - Jean-Baptiste Lamy, French-American archbishop (d. 1888)

Births206 years ago

1815 - Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte, Italian-French politician (d. 1881)

Births205 years ago

1821 - George Williams, English philanthropist, founded the YMCA (d. 1905)

Births199 years ago

1835 - Theodore Thomas, American conductor, founded the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (d. 1905)

Births185 years ago

1844 - Henry J. Heinz, American businessman, founded the H. J. Heinz Company (d. 1919)

Births176 years ago

1865 - Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian philologist and author (d. 1926)

Births155 years ago

1871 - Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian evangelist, founded the Brunstad Christian Church (d. 1943)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Emily Davison, English educator and activist (d. 1913)

Births148 years ago

1872 - Harlan F. Stone, American lawyer and jurist, 12th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1946)

Births148 years ago

1879 - Ernst Mally, Austrian philosopher and academic (d. 1944)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Hans Kelsen, Czech-American jurist and philosopher (d. 1973)

Births139 years ago

1884 - Friedrich Bergius, German-Argentinian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States (d. 1962)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Sig Ruman, German-American actor (d. 1967)

Births136 years ago

1885 - François Mauriac, French novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)

Births135 years ago

1890 - A. V. Kulasingham, Sri Lankan journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1978)

Births130 years ago

1894 - Julius Kuperjanov, Estonian educator and lieutenant (d. 1919)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Roman Jakobson, Russian-American linguist and theorist (d. 1982)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Nathan Farragut Twining, American general (d. 1982)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Eddie Dyer, American baseball player and manager (d. 1964)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Masanobu Tsuji, Japanese colonel and politician (d. 1961)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian activist and politician (d. 1979)

Births118 years ago

1905 - Fred Trump, American real estate entrepreneur (d. 1999)

Births115 years ago

1910 - Cahit Arf, Turkish mathematician and academic (d. 1997)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Nello Pagani, Italian motorcycle racer and race car driver (d. 2003)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Joe Simon, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)

Births107 years ago

1915 - T. Llew Jones, Welsh author and poet (d. 2009)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Nanaji Deshmukh, Indian educator and activist (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Fred Bodsworth, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2012)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Jerome Robbins, American director, producer, and choreographer (d. 1998)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Art Blakey, American drummer and bandleader (d. 1990)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Douglas Albert Munro, United States Coast Guard signalman, posthumously awarded Medal of Honor (d. 1942)

Births101 years ago

1922 - G. C. Edmondson, American soldier and author (d. 1995)

Births98 years ago

1924 - André Emmerich, German-American art dealer (d. 2007)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Sammy McCrory, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Elmore Leonard, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jean Alexander, English actress (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Yvon Dupuis, Canadian politician (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese monk, author, and poet

Births94 years ago

1926 - Earle Hyman, American actor (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Neville Wran, Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of New South Wales (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago
Births93 years ago

1927 - Jim Prior, Baron Prior, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Alfonso de Portago, Spanish race car driver and bobsledder (d. 1957)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Roscoe Robinson, Jr., American general (d. 1993)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Geoffrey Tordoff, Baron Tordoff, English businessman and politician (d. 2019)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Curtis Amy, American saxophonist and clarinetist (d. 2002)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Michael Edwardes, South African-English businessman

Births90 years ago

1930 - LaVell Edwards, American football player and coach (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Sam Johnson, American colonel and politician

Births90 years ago

1932 - Saul Friedländer, Israeli historian and author

Births88 years ago

1932 - Barry Jones, Australian lawyer and politician

Births88 years ago

1932 - Dottie West, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1991)

Births88 years ago

1935 - Dan Evins, American businessman, founded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (d. 2012)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Daniel Quinn, American author and environmentalist (d. 2018)

Births85 years ago

1936 - C. Gordon Fullerton, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Billy Higgins, American drummer and educator (d. 2001)

Births84 years ago

1936 - James M. McPherson, American historian and author

Births84 years ago

1937 - Bobby Charlton, English footballer and manager

Births83 years ago

1937 - R. H. W. Dillard, American poet, author, and critic

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ron Leibman, American actor and screenwriter

Births83 years ago

1938 - Michael Stear, English air marshal

Births82 years ago

1939 - Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (d. 2018)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Austin Currie, Northern Irish lawyer and SDLP politician

Births81 years ago

1940 - Lucy Morgan, American newspaper reporter

Births80 years ago

1941 - Lester Bowie, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1999)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Richard Wilson, Baron Wilson of Dinton, Welsh academic and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Amitabh Bachchan, Indian film actor, producer, television host, and former politician

Births78 years ago

1943 - Keith Boyce, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1996)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Michael Harloe, English sociologist and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - John Nettles, English actor and writer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Ilmar Reepalu, Swedish lawyer and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Gene Watson, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Rodney Marsh, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

Births76 years ago

1945 - Andrew Logan, English sculptor and painter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Dusty Rhodes, American wrestler (d. 2015)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Elinor Goodman, English journalist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Daryl Hall, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Sawao Kato, Japanese gymnast

Births74 years ago

1947 - Thomas Boswell, American journalist and author

Births73 years ago

1947 - Lucas Papademos, Greek economist and politician, 183rd Prime Minister of Greece

Births73 years ago

1947 - Alan Pascoe, English hurdler

Births73 years ago

1948 - David Rendall, English tenor and actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Peter Turkson, Ghanaian cardinal

Births72 years ago

1949 - Henry Luke Orombi, Ugandan archbishop

Births71 years ago

1949 - Lawrence Tanter, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1950 - William R. Forstchen, American historian and author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Amos Gitai, Israeli director, producer, and author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Patty Murray, American educator and politician

Births70 years ago

1951 - Bruce Bartlett, American economist, historian, and author

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jean-Jacques Goldman, French singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jon Miller, American sportscaster

Births69 years ago

1951 - Louise Rennison, English author and comedian (d. 2016)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Charles Shyer, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births69 years ago

1952 - Paulette Carlson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births68 years ago

1953 - David Morse, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - David Michaels, American epidemiologist and politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Vojislav Šešelj, Serbian lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia

Births66 years ago

1955 - Norm Nixon, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1956 - Nicanor Duarte, Paraguayan lawyer and politician, President of Paraguay

Births64 years ago

1956 - Derek Ringer, Scottish race car driver

Births64 years ago

1957 - Francky Dury, Belgian footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - Dawn French, Welsh-English actress, comedian and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1959 - Wayne Gardner, Australian motorcycle racer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Allan Little, Scottish journalist and author

Births61 years ago

1960 - Randy Breuer, American basketball player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Nicola Bryant, English actress

Births60 years ago

1960 - Curt Ford, American baseball player and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Gábor Pölöskei, Hungarian footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1961 - Neil Buchanan, English guitarist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Steve Young, American football player and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1962 - Joan Cusack, American actress

Births58 years ago

1963 - Marcus Graham, Australian actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Brian Rice, Scottish footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli-English footballer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Michael J. Nelson, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Sean Patrick Flanery, American actor and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Alexander Hacke, German singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Orlando Hernández, Cuban baseball player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Volodymyr Horilyi, Ukrainian footballer and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Luke Perry, American actor and producer (d. 2019)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Todd Snider, American singer-songwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Stephen Williams, Welsh lawyer and politician

Births54 years ago

1967 - Jay Grdina, American businessman and pornographic actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Artie Lange, American actor and comedian

Births53 years ago

1967 - David Starr, American race car driver

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jane Krakowski, American actress and singer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Claude Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Brett Salisbury, American football player and author

Births52 years ago

1969 - Merieme Chadid, Moroccan astronomer and explorer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Stephen Moyer, English actor

Births51 years ago
Births51 years ago

1970 - Chidi Ahanotu, American football player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Vanessa Harding, American wrestler

Births50 years ago

1970 - MC Lyte, American rapper, DJ, and actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Andy Marriott, English-Welsh footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Shin Tae-yong, South Korean footballer and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Petra Haden, American violinist and singer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Oleksandr Pomazun, Ukrainian footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Marcus Bai, Papua New Guinean rugby league player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Brendan B. Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Greg Chalmers, Australian golfer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Steven Pressley, Scottish footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Niki Xanthou, Greek long jumper

Births47 years ago

1973 - Dmitri Young, American baseball player and radio host

Births47 years ago

1974 - Jason Arnott, Canadian ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Rachel Barton Pine, American violinist and educator

Births46 years ago

1976 - Dominic Aitchison, Scottish bass player and songwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Emily Deschanel, American actress and producer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Matt Bomer, American actor and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Igor Figueiredo, Brazilian snooker player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jérémie Janot, French footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Desmond Mason, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1977 - Rhett MacLaughlin, American Youtuber

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ty Wigginton, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Carl Bussey, American soccer player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Takuya Kawaguchi, Japanese footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Jamar Beasley, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Andy Douglas, American wrestler

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kim Yong-dae, South Korean footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Nyron Nosworthy, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1982 - Cameron Knowles, New Zealand footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jeff Larish, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Terrell Suggs, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mauricio Victorino, Uruguayan footballer

Births38 years ago

1984 - Sergio Hellings, Dutch footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Martha MacIsaac, Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Zeb Taia, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jane Zhang, Chinese singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1985 - Nesta Carter, Jamaican sprinter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Yang Cheng, Chinese footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Álvaro Fernández, Uruguayan footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Michelle Trachtenberg, American actress

Births35 years ago

1986 - Ikioi Shōta, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births34 years ago

1987 - Tony Beltran, American soccer player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nathan Coulter-Nile, Australian cricketer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Omar Gonzalez, American soccer player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ricochet, American wrestler

Births32 years ago

1989 - Michelle Wie, American golfer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Joo, South Korean singer and actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - Sebastian Rode, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Patrick Leyland, American baseball player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Riffi Mandanda, Congolese footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ligi Sao, New Zealand rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Hardik Pandya, Indian cricketer

Births27 years ago

1992 - Christian Davis, English cricketer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Cardi B, American rapper

Births28 years ago

1994 - Clésio Baúque, Mozambican footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - T.J. Watt, American football player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Nicolás Jarry, Chilean tennis player

Births25 years ago

1997 - Jeando Fuchs, French footballer

Births23 years ago

Deaths

1086 - Sima Guang, Chinese historian and statesman (b. 1019)

Deaths934 years ago
Deaths861 years ago
Deaths832 years ago

1303 - Pope Boniface VIII (b. 1235)

Deaths717 years ago
Deaths673 years ago

1424 - Jan Žižka, Czech general and Hussite leader

Deaths596 years ago

1531 - Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss pastor and theologian (b. 1484)

Deaths489 years ago

1542 - Thomas Wyatt, English poet and diplomat (born 1503)

Deaths478 years ago

1579 - Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Ottoman politician, 43rd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1506)

Deaths441 years ago

1667 - Mattias de' Medici, Italian noble (b. 1613)

Deaths353 years ago
Deaths336 years ago

1698 - William Molyneux, Irish philosopher and writer (b. 1656)

Deaths322 years ago

1705 - Guillaume Amontons, French physicist and instrument maker (b. 1663)

Deaths315 years ago

1708 - Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician, physicist, physician, and philosopher (b. 1651)

Deaths312 years ago

1721 - Edward Colston, English merchant and politician (b. 1636)

Deaths299 years ago

1725 - Hans Herr, Swiss-American bishop (b. 1639)

Deaths295 years ago

1779 - Casimir Pulaski, Polish-American general (b. 1745)

Deaths241 years ago

1809 - Meriwether Lewis, American captain, explorer, and politician, 2nd Governor of Louisiana Territory (b. 1774)

Deaths211 years ago

1821 - John Ross Key, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (b. 1754)

Deaths199 years ago

1837 - Samuel Wesley, English organist and composer (b. 1766)

Deaths183 years ago

1852 - Gotthold Eisenstein, German mathematician and academic (b. 1823)

Deaths168 years ago

1889 - James Prescott Joule, English physicist and brewer (b. 1818)

Deaths131 years ago

1896 - Edward Benson, English archbishop (b. 1829)

Deaths124 years ago

1896 - Anton Bruckner, Austrian organist, composer, and educator (b. 1824)

Deaths124 years ago

1897 - Léon Boëllmann, French organist and composer (b. 1862)

Deaths123 years ago

1904 - Mary Tenney Gray, American editorial writer, club-woman, philanthropist, and suffragette (b. 1833)

Deaths116 years ago

1908 - Rita Cetina Gutiérrez, Mexican poet, educator, and activist (b. 1846)

Deaths112 years ago

1932 - William Alden Smith, American lawyer and politician (b. 1859)

Deaths88 years ago

1935 - Steele Rudd, Australian author (b. 1868)

Deaths85 years ago

1940 - Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1860)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Heinrich Gutkin, Estonian businessman and politician (b. 1879)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Mihkel Pung, Estonian politician, 11th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1876)

Deaths79 years ago

1958 - Maurice de Vlaminck, French painter (b. 1876)

Deaths62 years ago

1961 - Chico Marx, American comedian (b. 1887)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Jean Cocteau, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1889)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Dorothea Lange, American photographer and journalist (b. 1895)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 - Walther Stampfli, Swiss lawyer and politician, 50th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1884)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Stanley Morison, typographer, known for work on Times New Roman font (b. 1889)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Selim Sarper, Turkish educator and politician, 13th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1899)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Tamanoumi Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (b. 1944)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Chesty Puller, American general (b. 1898)

Deaths49 years ago

1976 - Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author, screenwriter, and songwriter (b. 1897)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - MacKinlay Kantor, American journalist, author, and screenwriter (b. 1904)

Deaths43 years ago

1983 - R. Fraser Armstrong, Canadian administrator and engineer (b. 1889)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Benno Schotz, Scottish sculptor and engineer (b. 1891)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Norm Cash, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1934)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Bonita Granville, American actress (b. 1923)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - M. King Hubbert, American geologist and academic (b. 1904)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Redd Foxx, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Andy Stewart, Scottish singer and entertainer (b. 1933)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Keith Boyce, Barbadian cricketer (b. 1943)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Eleanor Cameron, Canadian-American author and critic (b. 1912)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Renato Russo, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1960)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Joe Morris, English-Canadian lieutenant and trade union leader (b. 1913)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Richard Denning, American actor (b. 1914)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Leo Lionni, Dutch-American author and illustrator (b. 1910)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Luc-Marie Bayle, French historian, photographer, and painter (b. 1914)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Donald Dewar, Scottish lawyer and politician, 1st First Minister of Scotland (b. 1937)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Beni Montresor, Italian director, set designer, and illustrator (b. 1926)

Deaths19 years ago

2004 - Keith Miller, Australian cricketer and pilot (b. 1919)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Pakistani-Canadian linguist, journalist, and poet (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Attilâ İlhan, Turkish poet, author, and journalist (b. 1925)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and politician, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Cory Lidle, American baseball player (b. 1972)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - David Lee "Tex" Hill, South Korean-American general and pilot (b. 1915)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Werner von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (b. 1915)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Marjorie Fletcher, English Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service (b. 1932)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Jörg Haider, Austrian lawyer and politician, Governor of Carinthia (b. 1950)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Ernst-Paul Hasselbach, Surinamese-Dutch television host and producer (b. 1966)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Neal Hefti, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1922)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Angelo DiGeorge, American physician and endocrinologist (b. 1922)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Halit Refiğ, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934)

Deaths11 years ago

2012 - Helmut Haller, German footballer and coach (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Edward Kossoy, Polish lawyer, publicist, and activist (b. 1913)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Édgar Negret, Colombian sculptor (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Champ Summers, American baseball player and coach (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - María de Villota, Spanish race car driver (b. 1980)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Johnny Kovatch, American football player and coach (b. 1912)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Erich Priebke, German captain (b. 1913)

Deaths7 years ago
Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Anita Cerquetti, Italian soprano (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Carmelo Simeone, Argentinian footballer (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bob Such, Australian educator and politician (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Dean Chance, American baseball player and manager (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jack Drake, American lawyer and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Clifford Husbands, Barbadian politician (b. 1926)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Alexei Leonov, Soviet/Russian cosmonaut and first human to conduct a spacewalk (b. 1934)

Deaths1 years ago

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