Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Doi taikomatsuri October 13–15 (Shikokuchūō, Ehime, Japan)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Paramedics' Day (Poland)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


AD 54 - Roman emperor Claudius dies from poisoning under mysterious circumstances.


409 - Vandals and Alans cross the Pyrenees and appear in Hispania.


1269 - The present church building at Westminster Abbey is consecrated.

Events751 years ago

1307 - Hundreds of Knights Templar in France are arrested at dawn by King Phillip the Fair, and later confess under torture to heresy.

Events713 years ago

1332 - Rinchinbal Khan becomes the Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan dynasty, reigning for only 53 days.

Events688 years ago

1399 - Coronation of Henry IV of England at Westminster Abbey.

Events621 years ago

1644 - A Swedish–Dutch fleet defeats the Danish fleet at Fehmarn and captures about 1,000 prisoners.

Events376 years ago

1710 - Port Royal, the capital of French Acadia, falls in a siege by British forces.

Events310 years ago

1775 - The Continental Congress establishes the Continental Navy (predecessor of the United States Navy).

Events245 years ago

1792 - In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.

Events228 years ago

1793 - French Revolutionary Wars: Austro-Prussian victory over Republican France at the First Battle of Wissembourg.

Events227 years ago

1812 - War of 1812: Sir Isaac Brock's British and native forces repel an invasion of Canada by General Rensselaer's United States forces.

Events208 years ago
Events199 years ago

1843 - In New York City, B'nai B'rith, the oldest Jewish service organization in the world, is founded.

Events177 years ago

1881 - First known conversation in modern Hebrew by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and friends.

Events139 years ago

1884 - The International Meridian Conference establishes the meridian of the Greenwich Observatory as the prime meridian.

Events136 years ago

1885 - The Georgia Institute of Technology is founded in Atlanta, Georgia.

Events135 years ago

1892 - Edward Emerson Barnard discovers first comet discovered by photographic means.

Events128 years ago

1903 - The Boston Red Sox win the first modern World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth game.

Events117 years ago

1908 - Margaret Travers Symons bursts into the UK parliament and became the first woman to speak there.

Events112 years ago

1911 - Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, becomes the first Governor General of Canada of royal descent.

Events109 years ago

1915 - First World War: The Battle of the Hohenzollern Redoubt marks the end of the Battle of Loos.

Events105 years ago

1917 - The "Miracle of the Sun" is witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people in the Cova da Iria in Portugal.

Events103 years ago

1921 - Soviet republics sign the Treaty of Kars to formalize the borders between Turkey and the South Caucasus states.

Events99 years ago

1923 - Ankara becomes the capital of Turkey.

Events97 years ago

1943 - World War II: Marshal Pietro Badoglio announces that Italy has officially declared war on Germany.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Soviet Riga Offensive captures the city.

Events76 years ago

1946 - France adopts the constitution of the Fourth Republic.

Events74 years ago

1962 - The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone the equal of a Cat 3 hurricane, with winds above 150 mph. 46 people die.

Events58 years ago

1972 - Aeroflot Flight 217 crashes outside Moscow, killing 174.

Events48 years ago

1972 - Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashes in the Andes mountains. 28 survive the crash. All but 16 succumb before rescue on December 23.

Events48 years ago

1976 - The first electron micrograph of an Ebola virus is taken at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Dr. F. A. Murphy.

Events44 years ago
Events43 years ago

1983 - Ameritech Mobile Communications launches the first US cellular network in Chicago.

Events37 years ago

1990 - Syrian forces attack free areas of Lebanon, removing General Michel Aoun from the presidential palace.

Events30 years ago

2010 - The mining accident in Copiapó, Chile ends as all 33 trapped miners arrive at the surface after a record 69 days underground.

Events10 years ago

2013 - A stampede occurs in India during the Hindu festival Navratri, killing 115 and injuring more than 110.

Events7 years ago

2016 - The Maldives announces its decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth of Nations.

Events4 years ago

2019 - Kenyan Brigid Kosgei sets a new world record for a woman runner with a time of 2:14:04 at the 2019 Chicago Marathon.

Events1 years ago


Births858 years ago
Births639 years ago
Births567 years ago

1474 - Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter and educator (d. 1515)

Births546 years ago

1499 - Claude of France (d. 1524)

Births521 years ago

1563 - Francis Caracciolo, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1608)

Births457 years ago
Births454 years ago

1613 - Luisa de Guzmán, Spanish-Portuguese wife of John IV of Portugal (d. 1666)

Births407 years ago

1696 - John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English courtier and politician, Lord Privy Seal (d. 1743)

Births324 years ago

1703 - Andrea Belli, Maltese architect and businessman (d. 1772)

Births317 years ago

1713 - Allan Ramsay, Scottish-English painter (d. 1784)

Births307 years ago

1756 - James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier, English admiral and politician, 36th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1833)

Births264 years ago

1768 - Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French admiral and explorer (d. 1839)

Births252 years ago

1820 - John William Dawson, Canadian geologist and academic (d. 1899)

Births200 years ago

1821 - Rudolf Virchow, German physician, biologist, and politician (d. 1902)

Births199 years ago

1825 - Charles Frederick Worth, English fashion designer, founded House of Worth (d. 1895)

Births195 years ago

1844 - Ernest Myers, English poet and author (d. 1921)

Births176 years ago

1853 - Lillie Langtry, English actress and singer (d. 1929)

Births167 years ago

1862 - Mary Kingsley, English explorer and author (d. 1900)

Births158 years ago

1870 - Albert Jay Nock, American theorist, author, and critic (d. 1945)

Births150 years ago

1872 - Leon Leonwood Bean, American hunter, businessman, and author, founded L.L.Bean (d. 1967)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Georgios Kafantaris, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1946)

Births147 years ago

1874 - József Klekl, Slovene-Hungarian priest and politician (d. 1948)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Rube Waddell, American baseball player (d. 1914)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian priest and author (d. 1952)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Edward Hennig, American gymnast (d. 1960)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Sasha Chorny, Russian poet and author (d. 1932)

Births140 years ago

1887 - Jozef Tiso, Slovak priest and politician, President of Slovakia (d. 1947)

Births133 years ago

1890 - Conrad Richter, American journalist and novelist (d. 1968)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Irene Rich, American actress (d. 1988)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Kurt Reidemeister, German mathematician connected to the Vienna Circle (d. 1971)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Mike Gazella, American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)

Births125 years ago

1899 - Piero Dusio, Italian footballer, businessman and race car driver (d. 1975)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Gerald Marks, American composer (d. 1997)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Arna Bontemps, American librarian, author, and poet (d. 1973)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Karl Leichter, Estonian musicologist and academic (d. 1987)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Wilfred Pickles, English actor and radio host (d. 1978)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Yves Allégret, French director and screenwriter (d. 1987)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Coloman Braun-Bogdan, Romanian footballer and manager (d. 1983)

Births115 years ago

1909 - Herblock, American author and illustrator (d. 2001)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Art Tatum, American jazz pianist (d. 1956)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Ashok Kumar, Indian film actor (d. 2001)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Millosh Gjergj Nikolla, Albanian poet and author (d. 1938)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Cornel Wilde, Slovak-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Igor Torkar, Slovenian poet and playwright (d. 2004)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Terry Frost, English painter and academic (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1917 - George Osmond, American talent manager (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Robert Walker, American actor (d. 1951)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Jackie Ronne, American explorer (d. 2009)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Laraine Day, American actress (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Yves Montand, Italian-French actor and singer (d. 1991)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Nathaniel Clifton, American athlete (d. 1990)

Births98 years ago

1923 - John C. Champion, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1994)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Rosemary Anne Sisson, English author and playwright (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Faas Wilkes, Dutch footballer (d. 2006)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Terry Gibbs, American vibraphone player and bandleader

Births96 years ago

1924 - Moturu Udayam, Indian activist and politician (d. 2002)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Roberto Eduardo Viola, Argentinian general and politician, 44th President of Argentina (d. 1994)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Lenny Bruce, American comedian and actor (d. 1966)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Armand Mouyal, Algerian-French fencer and police officer (d. 1988)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Margaret Thatcher, English chemist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Gustav Winckler, Danish singer-songwriter (d. 1979)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Ray Brown, American bassist and cellist (d. 2002)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Tommy Whittle, Scottish-English saxophonist (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Killer Kowalski, American wrestler (d. 2008)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Eddie Yost, American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Lee Konitz, American saxophonist and composer

Births93 years ago

1927 - Turgut Özal, Turkish engineer and politician, 8th President of Turkey (d. 1993)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Richard Howard, American poet, critic, and translator

Births91 years ago

1929 - Walasse Ting, Chinese-American painter and poet (d. 2010)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Bruce Geller, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1978)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Raymond Kopa, French footballer (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Eddie Mathews, American baseball player and manager (d. 2001)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Johnny Lytle, American vibraphone player and drummer (d. 1995)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer and singer

Births88 years ago
Births87 years ago

1933 - Raynald Fréchette, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer and politician

Births86 years ago

1935 - Etterlene DeBarge, American singer-songwriter

Births85 years ago

1935 - Bruce Morrow, American radio host and actor

Births85 years ago

1936 - Chitti Babu, Indian veena player and composer (d. 1996)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Shirley Caesar, American gospel singer-songwriter

Births82 years ago

1938 - Hugo Young, English journalist and author (d. 2003)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Larry Bowie, American football player (d. 2012)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Melinda Dillon, American actress

Births81 years ago

1940 - Chris Farlowe, English rock, blues, and soul singer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Pharoah Sanders, American saxophonist and bandleader

Births80 years ago

1941 - Neil Aspinall, Welsh-English record producer and manager (d. 2008)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Paul Simon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - John Snow, English cricketer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Rutanya Alda, Latvian-American actress

Births78 years ago

1942 - Bob Bailey, American baseball player and manager

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jerry Jones, American businessman

Births78 years ago

1942 - Walter McGowan, Scottish boxer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Peter Sauber, Swiss businessman, founded the Sauber F1 Team

Births77 years ago

1944 - Robert Lamm, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Dési Bouterse, Surinamese general and politician, 9th President of Suriname

Births75 years ago

1946 - Levon Ananyan, Armenian journalist and author (d. 2013)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Edwina Currie, English politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Lacy J. Dalton, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Joe Dolce, American-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Sammy Hagar, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician, Qawwal & World Music artist (d. 1997)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Tom Mees, American sportscaster (d. 1996)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Patrick Nève, Belgian race car driver (d. 2017)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Mollie Katzen, American chef and author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Annegret Richter, German sprinter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Simon Nicol, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Stephen Bayley, Welsh journalist, author, and critic

Births69 years ago

1952 - Mundo Earwood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)

Births68 years ago

1953 - John Simpson, English lexicographer and scholar

Births67 years ago

1953 - Pat Day, American jockey

Births67 years ago

1954 - George Frazier, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births66 years ago

1954 - Claude Ribbe, French historian and academic

Births66 years ago

1955 - John Ferenzik, American keyboard player, guitarist, and composer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Chris Carter, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Don Paige, American runner

Births64 years ago

1956 - Joseph Toal, Scottish bishop

Births64 years ago

1956 - Sinan Sakić, Serbian singer (d. 2018)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Reggie Theus, American basketball player and coach

Births63 years ago

1958 - Maria Cantwell, American lawyer and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American bassist and composer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Marie Osmond, American singer, actress, and television spokesperson

Births61 years ago

1960 - Joey Belladonna, American singer-songwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Tim Brewster, American football player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ari Fleischer, American journalist and politician, 24th White House Press Secretary

Births60 years ago

1960 - Eric Joyce, Scottish soldier and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Peter Keisler, American lawyer and politician, United States Attorney General

Births60 years ago

1961 - Rachel De Thame, English gardener and television presenter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Doc Rivers, American basketball player and coach

Births59 years ago

1962 - T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh, American actress and author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Kelly Preston, American actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jerry Rice, American football player and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Colin Channer, Jamaican-American author and academic

Births57 years ago

1963 - Chip Foose, American engineer and television host

Births57 years ago

1964 - Fanie de Villiers, South African cricketer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Nie Haisheng, Chinese general, pilot, and astronaut

Births56 years ago

1964 - Christopher Judge, American actor and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Marco Travaglio, Italian journalist and author

Births56 years ago

1965 - Johan Museeuw, Belgian cyclist

Births55 years ago

1966 - Larry Collmus, American sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1966 - John Regis, English sprinter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Baja Mali Knindža, Serbian singer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Scott Cooper, American baseball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Trevor Hoffman, American baseball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Javier Sotomayor, Cuban high jumper

Births53 years ago

1967 - Steve Vickers, English footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Kate Walsh, American actress and producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Tisha Campbell-Martin, American actress and singer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater and actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Cady McClain, American actress and singer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Serena Altschul, American journalist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Rob Howley, Welsh rugby player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Paul Potts, English tenor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Sacha Baron Cohen, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Billy Bush, American television journalist and radio host

Births49 years ago

1971 - Pyrros Dimas, Albanian-Greek weightlifter and politician

Births49 years ago

1972 - Summer Sanders, American swimmer and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1973 - Brian Dawkins, American football player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver

Births47 years ago

1973 - Matt Hughes, American wrestler and mixed martial artist

Births47 years ago

1977 - Gareth Batty, English cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Benjamin Clapp, American drummer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Antonio Di Natale, Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Justin Peroff, Canadian drummer and actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Paul Pierce, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jermaine O'Neal, American basketball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Wes Brown, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mamadou Niang, Senegalese footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Ashanti, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - David Haye, English boxer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Magne Hoseth, Norwegian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Scott Parker, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Ryan Ashford, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Taylor Buchholz, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Antonio Pavanello, Italian rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer

Births38 years ago

1986 - Gabriel Agbonlahor, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Sergio Pérez Moya, Mexican footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Adrian Poparadu, Romanian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nikita Satalkin, Russian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tochinoshin Tsuyoshi, Georgian sumo wrestler

Births33 years ago

1988 - Scott Jamieson, Australian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Enrique Pérez, Mexican footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Breno Borges, Brazilian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Luke Kelly, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Clive Rose, Australian cricketer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, member of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Emma Flood, Norwegian tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Andrej Rendla, Slovak footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Adrián Sardinero, Spanish footballer

Births30 years ago

1994 - Ryan Matterson, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Jimin, South Korean singer with BTS

Births25 years ago

2001 - Caleb McLaughlin, American actor

Births19 years ago


AD 54 - Claudius, Roman emperor (b. 10 BC)


807 - Simpert, bishop of Augsburg


982 - Jing Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (b. 948)


1093 - Robert I, count of Flanders (b. 1035)

Deaths927 years ago

1100 - Guy I, count of Ponthieu

Deaths920 years ago

1195 - Gualdim Pais, Portuguese crusader (b. 1118)

Deaths825 years ago

1240 - Razia Sultana, sultan of Delhi (b. 1205)

Deaths780 years ago

1282 - Nichiren, Japanese Buddhist priest (b. 1222)

Deaths738 years ago

1382 - Peter II, king of Cyprus

Deaths638 years ago
Deaths605 years ago

1435 - Hermann II, count of Croatia

Deaths585 years ago

1562 - Claudin de Sermisy, French composer (b. 1495)

Deaths458 years ago

1605 - Theodore Beza, French theologian and scholar (b. 1519)

Deaths415 years ago

1673 - Christoffer Gabel, German-Danish accountant and politician (b. 1617)

Deaths347 years ago

1687 - Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer and lens maker (b. 1633)

Deaths333 years ago

1694 - Samuel von Pufendorf, German historian, economist, and jurist (b. 1632)

Deaths326 years ago

1706 - Iyasu I, emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1654)

Deaths314 years ago

1715 - Nicolas Malebranche, French priest and philosopher (b. 1638)

Deaths305 years ago

1759 - John Henley, English clergyman and author (b. 1692)

Deaths261 years ago

1788 - Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish poet and politician (b. 1702)

Deaths232 years ago

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

Deaths208 years ago

1815 - Joachim Murat, French general (b. 1767)

Deaths205 years ago

1822 - Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor (b. 1757)

Deaths198 years ago

1825 - Maximilian I Joseph, king of Bavaria (b. 1756)

Deaths195 years ago

1841 - Patrick Campbell, Scottish admiral (b. 1773)

Deaths179 years ago

1869 - Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French poet, author, and critic (b. 1804)

Deaths151 years ago

1882 - Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher and author (b. 1816)

Deaths138 years ago

1890 - Samuel Freeman Miller, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1816)

Deaths130 years ago

1904 - Pavlos Melas, French-Greek captain (b. 1870)

Deaths116 years ago

1905 - Henry Irving, English actor and manager (b. 1838)

Deaths115 years ago

1909 - Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, Spanish philosopher and academic (b. 1849)

Deaths111 years ago

1911 - Sister Nivedita, Irish-Indian social worker, author, and educator (b. 1867)

Deaths109 years ago

1917 - Florence La Badie, American actress (b. 1888)

Deaths103 years ago

1919 - Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)

Deaths101 years ago

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

Deaths94 years ago

1930 - T. Alexander Harrison, American painter and educator (b. 1853)

Deaths90 years ago

1931 - Ernst Didring, Swedish author (b. 1868)

Deaths89 years ago

1938 - E. C. Segar, American cartoonist, created Popeye (b. 1894)

Deaths82 years ago

1945 - Milton S. Hershey, American businessman, founded The Hershey Company (b. 1857)

Deaths75 years ago

1950 - Ernest Haycox, American soldier and author (b. 1899)

Deaths70 years ago

1955 - Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mexican general and politician, 45th President of Mexico (b. 1897)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı, Turkish poet and author (b. 1910)

Deaths64 years ago

1961 - Prince Louis Rwagasore, Burundi politician, Prime Minister of Burundi (b. 1932)

Deaths59 years ago

1966 - Clifton Webb, American actor and dancer (b. 1889)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Bea Benaderet, American actress and voice artist (b. 1906)

Deaths52 years ago

1973 - Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, Turkish ethnographer and author (b. 1886)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Albert Mandler, Austrian-Israeli general (b. 1929)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Otto Binder, American author (b. 1911)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Anatoli Kozhemyakin, Soviet footballer (b. 1953)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Ed Sullivan, American journalist and talk show host (b. 1901)

Deaths46 years ago

1979 - Antonio Berni, Argentinian painter, illustrator, and engraver (b. 1905)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Rebecca Clarke, English viola player and composer (b. 1886)

Deaths39 years ago

1985 - Tage Danielsson, Swedish author, actor, and director (b. 1928)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Kishore Kumar, Indian singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director (b. 1929)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Nilgün Marmara, Turkish poet and author (b. 1958)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Hans Namuth, German-American photographer (b. 1915)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Lê Đức Thọ, Vietnamese general and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - James Marshall, American author and illustrator (b. 1942)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Otmar Gutmann, Founder of The Pygos Group and creator of Pingu (b. 1937)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Beryl Reid, English actress (b. 1919)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Dmitry Nikolayevich Filippov, Russian businessman and politician (b. 1944)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Michael Hartnett, Irish poet (b. 1941)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Jean Peters, American actress (b. 1926)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Peter Doyle, Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1949)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Stephen Ambrose, American historian and author (b. 1936)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Keene Curtis, American actor (b. 1923)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Enrique Fernando, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (b. 1915)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Bernice Rubens, Welsh author (b. 1928)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Vivian Malone Jones, American activist (b. 1942)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Wang Guangmei, Chinese philanthropist and politician, 2nd Spouse of the President of the People's Republic of China (b. 1921)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Bob Denard, French soldier and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Alexei Cherepanov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1989)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Stephen Barnett, American scholar and academic (b. 1935)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Barbara Kent, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1907)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Stuart Bell, English lawyer and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gary Collins, American actor (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tomonobu Imamichi, Japanese philosopher and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Martin Drewes, German soldier and pilot (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Joe Meriweather, American basketball player and coach (b. 1953)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tommy Whittle, Scottish-English saxophonist (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Takashi Yanase, Japanese poet and illustrator, created Anpanman (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - John Bradfield, English biologist and businessman, founded Cambridge Science Park (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Antonio Cafiero, Argentinian accountant and politician, Governor of Buenos Aires Province (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Margaret Hillert, American author and poet (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mohammad Sarengat, Indonesian sprinter (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Pontus Segerström, Swedish footballer (b. 1981)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Rosalyn Baxandall, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Bruce Hyde, American academic and actor (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Michael J. H. Walsh, English general (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), King of Thailand (b. 1927)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Dario Fo, Italian playwright, actor, director, and composer Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Jim Prentice, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Premier of Alberta (b. 1956)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Albert Zafy, Malagasy politician (b. 1927)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Annapurna Devi Indian surbahar (bass sitar) player of Hindustani classical music (b 1927)

Deaths2 years ago

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