Holidays and observances

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

Events

1548 - The city of La Paz is founded by Alonso de Mendoza.

Events472 years ago

1568 - The Spanish Duke of Alba defeats a Dutch rebel force under William the Silent.

Events452 years ago

1572 - Eighty Years' War: Three thousand Spanish soldiers wade through fifteen miles of water in one night to effect the relief of Goes.

Events448 years ago

1720 - Caribbean pirate Calico Jack is captured by the Royal Navy.

Events300 years ago

1740 - France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony refuse to honour the Pragmatic Sanction, and the War of the Austrian Succession begins.

Events280 years ago

1781 - The Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, is approved in Austria.

Events239 years ago

1803 - The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.

Events217 years ago

1818 - The Convention of 1818 is signed between the United States and the United Kingdom, which settles the Canada–United States border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.

Events202 years ago

1827 - In the Battle of Navarino, a combined Turkish and Egyptian fleet is defeated by British, French and Russian naval forces in the last significant battle fought with wooden sailing ships.

Events193 years ago

1883 - Peru and Chile sign the Treaty of Ancón, by which the Tarapacá province is ceded to the latter, bringing an end to Peru's involvement in the War of the Pacific.

Events137 years ago

1904 - Chile and Bolivia sign the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, delimiting the border between the two countries.

Events116 years ago

1910 - The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.

Events110 years ago

1935 - The Long March, a mammoth retreat undertaken by the armed forces of the Chinese Communist Party a year prior, ends.

Events85 years ago

1941 - World War II: Thousands of civilians in German-occupied Serbia are murdered in the Kragujevac massacre.

Events79 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade.

Events76 years ago

1944 - Liquefied natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland and then explodes, leveling 30 blocks and killing 130 people.

Events76 years ago

1944 - American general Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he commands an Allied assault on the islands.

Events76 years ago

1947 - The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation into Communist infiltration of the Hollywood film industry, resulting in a blacklist that prevents some from working in the industry for years.

Events73 years ago

1951 - The "Johnny Bright incident" occurs in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Events69 years ago

1952 - The Governor of Kenya declares a state of emergency and begins arresting hundreds of suspected leaders of the Mau Mau Uprising.

Events68 years ago

1961 - The Soviet Union performs the first armed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, launching an R-13 from a Golf-class submarine.

Events59 years ago

1962 - China launches simultaneous offensives in Ladakh and across the McMahon Line, igniting the Sino-Indian War.

Events58 years ago

1968 - Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.

Events52 years ago

1973 - "Saturday Night Massacre": United States President Richard Nixon fires U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.

Events47 years ago

1973 - The Sydney Opera House is opened by Elizabeth II after 14 years of construction.

Events47 years ago

1976 - The ferry George Prince is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die, and only 18 people aboard the ferry survive.

Events44 years ago

1977 - Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd's airplane crashes. Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines perish in the crash.

Events43 years ago

1981 - Two police officers and an armored car guard are killed during an armed robbery carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground.

Events39 years ago

1982 - During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.

Events38 years ago

1991 - A 6.8 Mw earthquake strikes the Uttarkashi region of India, killing more than 1,000 people.

Events29 years ago

2011 - Libyan Civil War: Rebel forces capture Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in his hometown of Sirte and kill him shortly thereafter.

Events9 years ago

Births

888 - Zhu Youzhen, emperor of Later Liang (d. 923)

Births

1475 - Giovanni di Bernardo Rucellai, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1525)

Births545 years ago
Births524 years ago

1554 - Bálint Balassi, Hungarian writer and noble (d. 1594)

Births466 years ago

1612 - Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington, Anglo-Irish nobleman, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland, Cavalier (d. 1698)

Births408 years ago

1616 - Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)

Births404 years ago

1620 - Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)

Births400 years ago

1632 - Christopher Wren, English physicist, mathematician, and architect, designed St Paul's Cathedral (d. 1723)

Births388 years ago

1632 - Edward Hungerford, English politician (d. 1711)

Births388 years ago

1677 - Stanisław Leszczyński, King of Poland (d. 1766)

Births343 years ago

1711 - Timothy Ruggles, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, (d. 1795)

Births309 years ago

1718 - Catherine Gordon, Duchess of Gordon, Scottish aristocrat (d. 1779)

Births302 years ago

1719 - Gottfried Achenwall, German historian, economist, and jurist (d. 1772)

Births301 years ago

1740 - Isabelle de Charrière, Dutch author and poet (d. 1805)

Births280 years ago

1759 - Chauncey Goodrich, American lawyer and politician, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (d. 1815)

Births261 years ago

1780 - Pauline Bonaparte, French sister of Napoleon (d. 1825)

Births240 years ago
Births236 years ago

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

Births235 years ago

1790 - Patrick Matthew. Scottish farmer and biologist (d. 1874)

Births230 years ago

1801 - Melchior Berri, Swiss architect and educator, designed the Natural History Museum of Basel (d. 1854)

Births219 years ago

1808 - Karl Andree, German geographer and journalist (d. 1875)

Births212 years ago

1819 - Báb, Iranian religious leader, founded Bábism (d. 1850)

Births201 years ago

1819 - Karol Mikuli, Ukrainian-Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1897)

Births201 years ago

1822 - Thomas Hughes, English lawyer and judge (d. 1896)

Births198 years ago

1832 - Constantin Lipsius, German architect and theorist (d. 1894)

Births188 years ago

1847 - Frits Thaulow, Norwegian painter (d. 1906)

Births173 years ago

1854 - Arthur Rimbaud, French soldier and poet (d. 1891)

Births166 years ago

1858 - John Burns, English union leader and politician, President of the Board of Trade (d. 1943)

Births162 years ago

1859 - John Dewey, American psychologist and philosopher (d. 1952)

Births161 years ago

1864 - James F. Hinkle, American banker and politician, 6th Governor of New Mexico (d. 1951)

Births156 years ago

1874 - Charles Ives, American composer (d. 1954)

Births146 years ago

1882 - Margaret Dumont, American actress (d. 1965)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-American actor (d. 1956)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Jelly Roll Morton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (Red Hot Peppers and New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (d. 1941)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (d. 1981)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Johann Gruber, Austrian priest and saint (d. 1944)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Aleksander Maaker, Estonian bagpipe player (d. 1968)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Samuel Flagg Bemis, American historian and author (d. 1973)

Births129 years ago

1891 - James Chadwick, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Charley Chase, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1940)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Olive Thomas, American model and actress (d. 1920)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Rex Ingram, American actor (d. 1969)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Morrie Ryskind, American writer/director (d. 1985)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Yi Un, South Korean general (d. 1970)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Ismail al-Azhari, Sudanese politician, 3rd President of Sudan (d. 1969)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Wayne Morse, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1974)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Frank Churchill, American film composer (d. 1942)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Adelaide Hall, American-English singer, actress, and dancer (d. 1993)

Births119 years ago

1904 - Tommy Douglas, Scottish-Canadian minister and politician, 7th Premier of Saskatchewan (d. 1986)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Enolia McMillan, American educator and activist (d. 2006)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Anna Neagle, English actress, singer, and producer (d. 1986)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Arlene Francis, American actress and television personality (d. 2001)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Stuart Hamblen, American singer-songwriter, actor, and radio show host (d. 1989)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Carla Laemmle, American actress and photographer (d. 2014)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Yasushi Sugiyama, Japanese painter (d. 1993)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Chen Liting, Chinese director and playwright (d. 2013)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Ruhi Su, Turkish singer-songwriter (d. 1985)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Grandpa Jones, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (d. 1998)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Fayard Nicholas, American actor, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2006)

Births106 years ago

1917 - Stéphane Hessel, German-French activist and diplomat (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Jean-Pierre Melville, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

Births103 years ago

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

Births102 years ago

1918 - Robert Lochner, American-German soldier and journalist (d. 2003)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Tracy Hall, American chemist and academic (d. 2008)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Nick Cardy, American illustrator (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Fanny de Sivers, Estonian-French linguist and academic (d. 2011)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Siddhartha Shankar Ray, Indian lawyer and politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 2010)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Manny Ayulo, American race car driver (d. 1955)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Hans Warren, Dutch poet and author (d. 2001)

Births99 years ago

1922 - John Anderson, American actor (d. 1992)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Robert Craft, American conductor and musicologist (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Robert Peters, American poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Art Buchwald, American soldier and journalist (d. 2007)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Tom Dowd, American record producer and engineer (d. 2002)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Roger Hanin, Algerian-French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, English lieutenant and politician, founded the National Motor Museum (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, author, and actress (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet and critic (d. 2007)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Michael O'Donnell, English physician, author, and journalist (d. 2019)

Births92 years ago

1931 - Richard Caliguiri, American lawyer and politician, 54th Mayor of Pittsburgh (d. 1988)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Mickey Mantle, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1995)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ken Morrison, English businessman (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Rosey Brown, American football player and coach (d. 2004)

Births88 years ago

1932 - William Christopher, American actor and singer (d. 2016)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Rokurō Naya, Japanese voice actor (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Barrie Chase, American actress and dancer

Births87 years ago

1934 - Bill Chase, American trumpet player (d. 1974)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Eddie Harris, American saxophonist (d. 1996)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Jerry Orbach, American actor and singer (d. 2004)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Bobby Seale, American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party

Births84 years ago

1937 - Cancio Garcia, Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Wanda Jackson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births83 years ago

1937 - Juan Marichal, Dominican baseball player and sportscaster

Births83 years ago

1937 - Emma Tennant, English author (d. 2017)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Emidio Greco, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Iain Macmillan, Scottish photographer and educator (d. 2006)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Patrick Hughes, English painter, illustrator, and photographer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Kathy Kirby, English singer (d. 2011)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Robert Pinsky, American poet and critic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jean-Pierre Dikongué Pipa, Cameroonian filmmaker

Births80 years ago

1941 - Anneke Wills, English actress

Births79 years ago

1942 - Earl Hindman, American actor (d. 2003)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, German biologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births78 years ago

1942 - Bart Zoet, Dutch cyclist (d. 1992)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Dunja Vejzović, Croatian soprano and actress

Births77 years ago

1944 - Nalin de Silva, Sri Lankan physicist and philosopher

Births76 years ago

1944 - David Mancuso, American party planner, created The Loft (d. 2016)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Ric Lee, English drummer (Ten Years After)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Diana Gittins, American-English sociologist, author, and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Lewis Grizzard, American comedian and author (d. 1994)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Elfriede Jelinek, Austrian author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate

Births74 years ago

1946 - Richard Loncraine, English director and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Chris Woodhead, English civil servant and academic (d. 2015)

Births74 years ago

1948 - Peter Combe, Australian entertainer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Sandra Dickinson, American-English actress and composer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Piet Hein Donner, Dutch jurist and politician, Dutch Minister of Justice

Births72 years ago

1948 - Melih Gökçek, Turkish journalist and politician, Mayor of Ankara

Births72 years ago

1949 - Valeriy Borzov, Ukrainian-Russian sprinter

Births71 years ago

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

Births70 years ago

1950 - William Russ, American actor and director

Births70 years ago

1951 - Al Greenwood, American keyboard player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Patrick Hall, English lawyer and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ken Ham, Australian-American evangelist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Leif Pagrotsky, Swedish businessman and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Claudio Ranieri, Italian footballer and manager

Births69 years ago

1952 - Melanie Mayron, American actress and director

Births68 years ago

1952 - Derek Ridgers, English photographer and art director

Births68 years ago

1952 - Wilma Josefina Salgado, Ecuadorian politician and economist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Keith Hernandez, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births67 years ago

1953 - Richard McWilliam, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Upper Deck Company (d. 2013)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Bill Nunn, American actor (d. 2016)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Steve Orich, American composer and conductor

Births66 years ago

1955 - Thomas Newman, American composer and conductor

Births65 years ago

1955 - David Profumo, English author and academic

Births65 years ago

1955 - Aaron Pryor, American boxer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Danny Boyle, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Martin Taylor, English guitarist

Births64 years ago
Births63 years ago

1957 - Chris Cowdrey, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1957 - Hilda Solis, American academic and politician, 25th United States Secretary of Labor

Births63 years ago

1958 - Valerie Faris, American director and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Lynn Flewelling, American author and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Scott Hall, American wrestler

Births62 years ago

1958 - Mark King, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births62 years ago

1958 - Dave Krieg, American football player

Births62 years ago

1958 - Viggo Mortensen, American-Danish actor and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Mark Little, Australian comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player and trainer (d. 2004)

Births60 years ago

1961 - Audun Kleive, Norwegian drummer and composer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Kate Mosse, English author and playwright

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ian Rush, Welsh footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Les Stroud, Canadian director, producer, and harmonica player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births59 years ago

1962 - David M. Evans, American director and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Dave Wong, Hong Kong-Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Julie Payette, Canadian engineer and astronaut

Births57 years ago

1963 - Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Stan Valckx, Dutch footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Kamala Harris, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Attorney General of California

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tomoko Yamaguchi, Japanese actress and singer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Norman Blake, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jonathan I. Schwartz, American businessman

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mikhail Shtalenkov, Russian ice hockey player

Births55 years ago

1965 - William Zabka, American actor and producer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian militant Islamist (d. 2006)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Allan Donald, South African cricketer and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Patrick Volkerding, American computer scientist and engineer, founded Slackware

Births54 years ago

1967 - Elizabeth Carling, English actress and singer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Kerrod Walters, Australian rugby league player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Kevin Walters, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births53 years ago

1968 - Susan Tully, English actress, director, and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Juan González, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Labros Papakostas, Greek high jumper

Births51 years ago

1970 - Sander Boschker, Dutch footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Neil Heywood, English-Chinese businessman (d. 2011)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Aapo Ilves, Estonian poet and illustrator

Births50 years ago

1970 - Michelle Malkin, American blogger and author

Births50 years ago

1971 - Snoop Dogg, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Eddie Jones, American basketball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kamiel Maase, Dutch runner

Births49 years ago

1971 - Dannii Minogue, Australian singer-songwriter and actress

Births49 years ago

1972 - Pie Geelen, Dutch swimmer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Will Greenwood, English rugby player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Brian Schatz, American academic and politician, 11th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii

Births48 years ago

1974 - Bashar Rahal, Emirati-American actor and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Brian Limond, Scottish comedian and writer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ed Hale, American singer-songwriter, writer and socio-political activist

Births46 years ago

1976 - Nikolaos Bacharidis, Greek footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Dan Fogler, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Nicola Legrottaglie, Italian footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1977 - Matt Jansen, English footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Leila Josefowicz, Canadian-American violinist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Erko Saviauk, Estonian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Sam Witwer, American actor and musician

Births43 years ago

1978 - Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Paul Wilson, Scottish bass player and songwriter

Births42 years ago

1979 - Vasyl Baranov, Ukrainian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Paul Ifill, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - John Krasinski, American actor, director, and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Paul O'Connell, Irish rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Paul Terek, American decathlete

Births41 years ago

1980 - Chad Robinson, Australian rugby league player (d. 2016)

Births40 years ago

1980 - José Veras, Dominican baseball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Dimitris Papadopoulos, Greek footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Kristian Bak Nielsen, Danish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Becky Brewerton, Welsh golfer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Flavio Cipolla, Italian tennis player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Michel Vorm, Dutch footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Mitch Lucker, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)

Births36 years ago

1984 - Florent Sinama Pongolle, French footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Andrew Trimble, Irish rugby player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Dominic McGuire, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Alphonso Smith, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - James Sutton, English race car driver

Births35 years ago

1986 - Wanlop Saechio, Thai footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Elyse Taylor, Australian model

Births34 years ago

1987 - Raphael Hackl, German rugby player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Candice Swanepoel, South African supermodel and philanthropist

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jess Glynne, English singer-songwriter

Births31 years ago

1990 - Sam Mataora, Cook Islands rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1992 - Ksenia Semyonova, Russian gymnast

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ferhat Yazgan, Turkish footballer

Births28 years ago

1996 - Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Indonesian badminton player

Births24 years ago

1998 - Jordan Ridley, Australian rules footballer

Births22 years ago

Deaths

460 - Aelia Eudocia, Byzantine wife of Theodosius II (b. 401)

Deaths

967 - Li Yixing, Chinese governor

Deaths
Deaths881 years ago
Deaths833 years ago

1327 - Teresa d'Entença, Countess of Urgell (b. 1300)

Deaths693 years ago

1401 - Klaus Störtebeker, German pirate

Deaths619 years ago

1423 - Henry Bowet, Archbishop of York

Deaths597 years ago

1439 - Ambrose the Camaldulian, Italian theologian

Deaths581 years ago

1438 - Jacopo della Quercia, Sienese sculptor (b. c. 1374)

Deaths582 years ago

1524 - Thomas Linacre, English physician and scholar (b. 1460)

Deaths496 years ago
Deaths482 years ago

1570 - João de Barros, Portuguese historian and author (b. 1496)

Deaths450 years ago

1602 - Walter Leveson, Elizabethan member of parliament, Shropshire landowner (b. 1550)

Deaths418 years ago

1640 - John Ball, English clergyman and theologian (b. 1585)

Deaths380 years ago

1652 - Antonio Coello, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1611)

Deaths368 years ago

1713 - Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician and academic (b. 1652)

Deaths307 years ago
Deaths280 years ago

1865 - Champ Ferguson, American guerrilla leader (b. 1821)

Deaths155 years ago

1870 - Michael William Balfe, Irish violinist and composer (b. 1808)

Deaths150 years ago

1871 - Karl Christian Ulmann, Latvian-German theologian and academic (b. 1793)

Deaths149 years ago
Deaths137 years ago

1890 - Richard Francis Burton, English-Italian geographer and explorer (b. 1821)

Deaths130 years ago

1894 - James Anthony Froude, English historian, novelist, biographer and editor (b. 1818)

Deaths126 years ago

1900 - Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and translator (b. 1846)

Deaths120 years ago

1908 - Vaiben Louis Solomon, Australian politician, 21st Premier of South Australia (b. 1853)

Deaths112 years ago

1910 - David B. Hill, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of New York (b. 1843)

Deaths110 years ago

1926 - Eugene V. Debs, American union leader and politician (b. 1855)

Deaths94 years ago

1928 - Jack Peddie, Scottish footballer (b. 1876)

Deaths92 years ago

1935 - Arthur Henderson, Scottish-English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1863)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - Anne Sullivan, American educator (b. 1866)

Deaths84 years ago

1940 - Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect and academic, co-designed Skogskyrkogården (b. 1885)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Ken Farnes, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1911)

Deaths79 years ago

1950 - Henry L. Stimson, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 46th United States Secretary of State (b. 1867)

Deaths70 years ago

1953 - Werner Baumbach, German colonel and pilot (b. 1916)

Deaths67 years ago

1956 - Lawrence Dale Bell, American industrialist and founder of Bell Aircraft Corporation (b. 1894)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Michalis Dorizas, Greek-American javelin thrower and football player (b. 1890)

Deaths63 years ago

1964 - Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (b. 1874)

Deaths56 years ago

1967 - Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese politician and diplomat, 32nd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1878)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Bud Flanagan, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1896)

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - Harlow Shapley, American astronomer and academic (b. 1885)

Deaths48 years ago

1977 - Steve Gaines, American guitarist (b. 1949)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Ronnie Van Zant, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Gunnar Nilsson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1948)

Deaths42 years ago

1983 - Yves Thériault, Canadian author (b. 1915)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Merle Travis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1917)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Carl Ferdinand Cori, Czech-American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Paul Dirac, English-American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

Deaths36 years ago

1987 - Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1903)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Sheila Scott, English pilot and author (b. 1922)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Anthony Quayle, English actor and director (b. 1913)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Joel McCrea, American actor (b. 1905)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Werner Torkanowsky, German-American conductor (b. 1926)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Yasushi Sugiyama, Japanese painter (b. 1909)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Burt Lancaster, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Christopher Stone, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - John Tonkin, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1902)

Deaths25 years ago

1999 - Calvin Griffith, Canadian-American businessman (b. 1911)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Jack Lynch, Irish footballer, lawyer, and politician, 5th Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1917)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Ted Ammon, American financier and banker (b. 1949)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Jack Elam, American actor (b. 1918)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Anthony Hecht, American poet and educator (b. 1923)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Chuck Hiller, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1934)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Shirley Horn, American singer and pianist (b. 1934)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Eva Švankmajerová, Czech painter and poet (b. 1940)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - André van der Louw, Dutch lawyer and politician, 16th Mayor of Rotterdam (b. 1933)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Arnold Viiding, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1911)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Jane Wyatt, American actress (b. 1910)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Max McGee, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Gene Hickerson, American football player (b. 1935)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - W. Cary Edwards, American politician (b. 1944)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Bob Guccione, American publisher, founded Penthouse magazine (b. 1930)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Eva Ibbotson, Austrian-English author (b. 1925)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Max Kohnstamm, Dutch historian and diplomat (b. 1914)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Farooq Leghari, Pakistani politician, 8th President of Pakistan (b. 1940)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan colonel and politician, Prime Minister of Libya (b. 1942)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Mutassim Gaddafi, Libyan colonel (b. 1977)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Abu-Bakr Yunis Jabr, Libyan politician (b. 1942)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Przemysław Gintrowski, Polish poet and composer (b. 1951)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Paul Kurtz, American philosopher and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dave May, American baseball player (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John McConnell, American activist, created Earth Day (b. 1915)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - E. Donnall Thomas, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Raymond Watson, American businessman (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Jovanka Broz, Croatian-Serbian colonel (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Don James, American football player and coach (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lawrence Klein, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Joginder Singh, Kenyan race car driver (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Larri Thomas, American actress and dancer (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sid Yudain, American journalist, founded Roll Call (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - René Burri, Swiss photographer and journalist (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Oscar de la Renta, Dominican-American fashion designer (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Christophe de Margerie, French businessman (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Makis Dendrinos, Greek basketball player and coach (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Arno Gruen, German-Swiss psychologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Kazimierz Łaski, Polish-Austrian economist and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Michael Meacher, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ian Steel, Scottish cyclist and manager (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Robert E. Kramek, former United States Coast Guard admiral (b. 1939)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Junko Tabei, Japanese mountaineer (b. 1939)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Wim Kok, Dutch prime minister (b. 1938)

Deaths2 years ago

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