Holidays and observances

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

Trafalgar Day (the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th century)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

1096 - A Seljuk Turkish army successfully fight off the People's Crusade.

Events924 years ago

1097 - Crusaders led by Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemund of Taranto, and Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, begin the Siege of Antioch.

Events923 years ago

1209 - Otto IV is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Innocent III.

Events811 years ago

1392 - Japanese Emperor Go-Kameyama abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu.

Events628 years ago

1512 - Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.

Events508 years ago

1520 - Ferdinand Magellan discovers a strait now known as the Strait of Magellan.

Events500 years ago

1520 - João Álvares Fagundes discovers the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing them their original name of "Islands of the 11,000 Virgins".

Events500 years ago

1600 - Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats the leaders of rival Japanese clans in the Battle of Sekigahara and becomes shōgun of Japan.

Events420 years ago

1774 - The flag of Taunton, Massachusetts is the first to include the word "Liberty".

Events246 years ago

1797 - In Boston Harbor, the 44-gun United States Navy frigate USS Constitution is launched.

Events223 years ago

1805 - Napoleonic Wars: A British fleet led by Lord Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet under Admiral Villeneuve in the Battle of Trafalgar.

Events215 years ago

1824 - Portland cement is patented.

Events196 years ago

1854 - Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses are sent to the Crimean War.

Events166 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Union forces under Colonel Edward Baker are defeated by Confederate troops in the second major battle of the war.

Events159 years ago

1867 - The Medicine Lodge Treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in western Oklahoma.

Events153 years ago

1879 - Thomas Edison applies for a patent for his design for an incandescent light bulb.

Events141 years ago

1888 - Foundation of the Swiss Social Democratic Party.

Events132 years ago

1892 - Opening ceremonies for the World's Columbian Exposition are held in Chicago, though because construction was behind schedule, the exposition did not open until May 1, 1893.

Events128 years ago

1895 - The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.

Events125 years ago

1910 - HMS Niobe arrives in Halifax Harbour to become the first ship of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Events110 years ago

1921 - President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting U.S. President against lynching in the deep South.

Events99 years ago

1931 - A secret society in the Imperial Japanese Army launches an abortive coup d'état attempt.

Events89 years ago

1940 - The first edition of the Ernest Hemingway novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is published.

Events80 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Provisional Government of Free India is formally established in Japanese-occupied Singapore.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The first kamikaze attack damages HMAS Australia as the Battle of Leyte Gulf begins.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Nemmersdorf massacre against the German civilians takes place.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: The city of Aachen falls to American forces after three weeks of fighting, making it the first German city to fall to the Allies.

Events76 years ago

1945 - French women vote for the first time during the 1945 French legislative election.

Events75 years ago

1950 - Korean War: Heavy fighting begins between British and Australian forces against the North Koreans during the Battle of Yongju.

Events70 years ago

1956 - The Mau Mau Uprising in Kenya is defeated.

Events64 years ago

1959 - In New York City, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opens to the public.

Events61 years ago

1959 - President Eisenhower approves the transfer of all US Army space-related activities to NASA, including most of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency.

Events61 years ago

1965 - Comet Ikeya–Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers (279,617 miles) from the sun.

Events55 years ago

1966 - A colliery spoil tip collapses on the village of Aberfan in Wales, killing 144 people, mostly schoolchildren.

Events54 years ago

1967 - The National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam organizes a march of fifty thousand people from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon.

Events53 years ago

1969 - The 1969 Somali coup d'état establishes a Marxist–Leninist administration.

Events51 years ago

1971 - A gas explosion kills 22 people at a shopping centre near Glasgow, Scotland.

Events49 years ago

1973 - Fred Dryer of the Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

Events47 years ago

1978 - Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.

Events42 years ago

1979 - Moshe Dayan resigns from the Israeli government because of strong disagreements with Prime Minister Menachem Begin over policy towards the Arabs.

Events41 years ago

1981 - Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece, ending an almost 50-year-long system of power dominated by conservative forces.

Events39 years ago

1983 - The metre is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.

Events37 years ago

1986 - In Lebanon, pro-Iran kidnappers claim to have abducted American writer Edward Tracy (he is released in August 1991).

Events34 years ago

1987 - The Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka, killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors and nurses.

Events33 years ago

1994 - North Korea and the United States sign an Agreed Framework that requires North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons program and agree to inspections.

Events26 years ago

1994 - In Seoul, South Korea, 32 people are killed when a span of the Seongsu Bridge collapses.

Events26 years ago

2005 - Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in documenting its discovery.

Events15 years ago

2019 - Thirty people are killed in a fiery bus crash in western Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Events1 years ago

2019 - In Canada, the 2019 Canadian Federal Election ends, resulting in incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remaining in office, albeit in a minority government. (Global) (CBC)

Events1 years ago

Births

1328 - Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)

Births692 years ago

1409 - Alessandro Sforza, Italian condottiero (d. 1473)

Births611 years ago
Births571 years ago
Births493 years ago
Births484 years ago

1581 - Domenichino, Italian painter (d. 1641)

Births439 years ago

1650 - Jean Bart, French admiral (d. 1702)

Births370 years ago

1658 - Henri de Boulainvilliers, French nobleman (d. 1722)

Births362 years ago

1675 - Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (d. 1710)

Births345 years ago

1687 - Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (d. 1759)

Births333 years ago

1712 - James Steuart, Scottish economist and author (d. 1780)

Births308 years ago

1725 - Franz Moritz von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (d. 1801)

Births295 years ago

1757 - Pierre Augereau, French general (d. 1816)

Births263 years ago

1762 - Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch general, lawyer, and politician, 36th Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1818)

Births258 years ago

1772 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1834)

Births248 years ago

1775 - Giuseppe Baini, Italian priest, composer, and critic (d. 1844)

Births245 years ago

1790 - Alphonse de Lamartine, French poet and politician, French Head of State (d. 1869)

Births230 years ago

1811 - Filippo Colini, Italian operatic baritone (d. 1863)

Births209 years ago

1821 - Sims Reeves, English tenor and actor (d. 1900)

Births199 years ago

1833 - Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and engineer, invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize (d. 1896)

Births187 years ago

1845 - Will Carleton, American poet and journalist (d. 1912)

Births175 years ago

1847 - Giuseppe Giacosa, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1906)

Births173 years ago

1851 - George Ulyett, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1898)

Births169 years ago

1868 - Ernest Swinton, British Army officer (d. 1951)

Births152 years ago

1874 - Tan Kah Kee, Chinese businessman, community leader, communist and philanthropist (d.1961)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Oswald Avery, Canadian-American physician and microbiologist (d. 1955)

Births143 years ago

1884 - Claire Waldoff, German singer and actress (d. 1957)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Eugene Burton Ely, American soldier and pilot (d. 1911)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Krishna Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (d. 1961)

Births133 years ago

1894 - Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Paavo Johansson, Finnish javelin thrower and decathlete (d. 1983)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Edna Purviance, American actress (d. 1958)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein, Russian-Canadian poet and screenwriter (d.1985)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler and actor (d. 1960)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Andrée Boisson, French Olympic fencer (d. 1973)

Births120 years ago

1907 - Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (d. 1985)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Niyazi Berkes, Cypriot-English sociologist and academic (d. 1988)

Births112 years ago

1911 - Mary Blair, American illustrator and animator (d. 1978)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Don Byas, American saxophonist and educator (d. 1972)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Alfredo Pián, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1990)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Georg Solti, Hungarian-English conductor and director (d. 1997)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Martin Gardner, American mathematician and author (d. 2010)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Owen Bradley, American country music record producer (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Dizzy Gillespie, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1993)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Milton Himmelfarb, American sociologist and author (d. 2006)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Albertina Sisulu, South African anti-apartheid activist (d. 2011)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Jim Wallwork, English-Canadian sergeant and pilot (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Malcolm Arnold, English composer (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Bruce Beeby, Australian-English actor (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Robert Clothier, Canadian actor (d. 1999)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jim Shumate, American fiddler and composer (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 2015)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Liliane Bettencourt, French businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 2017)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Samuel Khachikian, Iranian director, screenwriter, and author (d. 2001)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Joyce Randolph, American actress

Births96 years ago

1924 - Julie Wilson, American actress and singer (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Celia Cruz, Cuban-American singer (d. 2003)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Virginia Zeani, Romanian soprano and educator

Births95 years ago

1926 - Bob Rosburg, American golfer (d. 2009)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Leonard Rossiter, English actor (d. 1984)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Fritz Wintersteller, Austrian mountaineer

Births93 years ago

1927 - Howard Zieff, American director and photographer (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Whitey Ford, American baseball player and coach

Births92 years ago

1928 - Eudóxia Maria Froehlich, Brazilian zoologist (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Vern Mikkelsen, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Pierre Bellemare, French radio and television host (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Fritz Hollaus, Austrian footballer (d. 1994)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ursula K. Le Guin, American author and critic (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ivan Silayev, Russian engineer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Russia

Births90 years ago

1931 - Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (d. 2011)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Jim Parks junior, English cricketer and manager

Births89 years ago

1932 - Pál Csernai, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Maureen Duffy, English author, poet, and playwright

Births87 years ago

1933 - Francisco Gento, Spanish footballer and manager

Births87 years ago

1935 - Derek Bell, Irish harp player, pianist, and songwriter (d. 2002)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Mel Street, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1978)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Said Afandi al-Chirkawi, Russian spiritual leader and scholar (d. 2012)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Hank Nelson, Australian historian and academic (d. 2012)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2001)

Births82 years ago

1940 - Geoffrey Boycott, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births80 years ago

1940 - Frances FitzGerald, American journalist and author

Births80 years ago

1940 - Rhoda Gemignani, American actress

Births80 years ago

1940 - Manfred Mann, South African-English keyboard player and producer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Marita Petersen, Faroese educator and politician, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 2001)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Steve Cropper, American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and actor

Births79 years ago

1942 - Elvin Bishop, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Allan Grice, Australian race car driver and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Lou Lamoriello, American ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births78 years ago

1942 - Judy Sheindlin, American judge and television host

Births78 years ago

1942 - Christopher A. Sims, American economist and statistician, Nobel Prize laureate

Births78 years ago

1942 - John Stevens, Baron Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, English police officer and academic

Births78 years ago

1943 - Tariq Ali, Pakistani historian and author

Births77 years ago

1943 - Ron Elliott, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Mandy Rice-Davies, English model and actress (d. 2014)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Michael Tugendhat, English lawyer and judge

Births76 years ago

1945 - Nikita Mikhalkov, Russian filmmaker

Births75 years ago

1945 - Michael White, English journalist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Jane Heal, English philosopher and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jim Hill, American football player and sportscaster

Births74 years ago

1946 - Lux Interior, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Lee Loughnane, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player

Births74 years ago

1948 - Shaye J. D. Cohen, American historian and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Allen Henry Vigneron, American archbishop

Births72 years ago

1949 - Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1971)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Mike Keenan, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births71 years ago

1949 - Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli captain and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Israel

Births71 years ago

1950 - Ronald McNair, American physicist and astronaut (d. 1986)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Leela Vernon, Belizean musician and cultural conservationist (d. 2017)

Births70 years ago

1952 - Patti Davis, American actress and author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Allen Hoey, American poet and author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Brent Mydland, German-American keyboard player (d. 1990)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Charlotte Caffey, American guitarist and songwriter

Births67 years ago

1953 - Eric Faulkner, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Keith Green, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and minister (d. 1982)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Marc Johnson, American bassist, composer, and bandleader

Births67 years ago

1953 - Peter Mandelson, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Births67 years ago

1954 - Brian Tobin, Canadian journalist and politician, 6th Premier of Newfoundland

Births66 years ago

1955 - Dick DeVos, American businessman

Births65 years ago

1955 - Fred Hersch, American pianist and composer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Rich Mullins, American singer-songwriter (d. 1997)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Carrie Fisher, American actress and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Mike Tully, American pole vaulter

Births64 years ago

1957 - Julian Cope, English singer-songwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births63 years ago

1957 - Steve Lukather, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Andre Geim, Russian-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births62 years ago

1959 - George Bell, Dominican baseball player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Rose McDowall, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Andy Picheta, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kevin Sheedy, Welsh-Irish footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor and producer

Births61 years ago

1962 - David Campese, Australian rugby player and coach

Births58 years ago

1964 - Jon Carin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, Spanish footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 - Horace Hogan, American wrestler

Births55 years ago

1965 - Hisashi Imai, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1966 - Phillip Price, Welsh golfer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Igor Prins, Estonian footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Arne Sandstø, Norwegian footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Georgi Dakov, Bulgarian high jumper (d. 1996)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Paul Ince, English footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gavin Lovegrove, New Zealand javelin thrower and graphic designer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Alexandros Alexandris, Greek footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Kerstin Andreae, German politician

Births52 years ago

1969 - Michael Hancock, Australian rugby league player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mo Lewis, American football player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Louis Koo, Hong Kong actor and singer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Hal Duncan, Scottish author and poet

Births49 years ago

1971 - Damien Martyn, Australian cricketer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Nick Oliveri, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Conor O'Shea, Irish rugby player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Paul Telfer, Scottish footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Thomas Ulsrud, Norwegian curler

Births49 years ago

1972 - Matthew Friedberger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Orlando Thomas, American football player (d. 2014)

Births48 years ago

1972 - Evhen Tsybulenko, Ukrainian scholar and academic

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ashutosh Agashe, Indian businessman and cricketer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Lera Auerbach, Russian-American pianist and composer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Charlie Lowell, American pianist and songwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Costel Busuioc, Romanian tenor

Births46 years ago

1975 - Toby Hall, American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Henrique Hilário, Portuguese footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Henrik Gustavsson, Swedish footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jeremy Miller, American actor and singer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Lavinia Miloșovici, Romanian gymnast

Births44 years ago

1976 - Josh Ritter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mélanie Turgeon, Canadian skier

Births44 years ago

1978 - Joey Harrington, American football player and sportscaster

Births42 years ago

1978 - Henrik Klingenberg, Finnish singer and keyboard player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Khalil Greene, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Gabe Gross, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Kim Kardashian, American reality television personality, actress, model, businesswoman and socialite

Births40 years ago

1980 - Brian Pittman, American bass player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Martin Castrogiovanni, Argentinian-Italian rugby player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Nemanja Vidić, Serbian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Matt Dallas, American actor

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jim Henderson, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Antony Kay, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Hari Kondabolu, American comedian, actor, and podcaster

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ray Ventrone, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Lee Chong Wei, Malaysian badminton player

Births38 years ago

1982 - James White, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Casey Fien, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Zack Greinke, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Gonzalo Klusener, Argentinian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Andy Marte, Dominican baseball player (d. 2017)

Births37 years ago

1983 - Amber Rose, American model

Births37 years ago

1983 - Chris Sherrington, English-Scottish martial artist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ninet Tayeb, Israeli singer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Shelden Williams, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Anna Bogdanova, Russian heptathlete

Births36 years ago

1984 - Tom Brandstater, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kenny Cooper, American soccer player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, Canadian speed skater

Births36 years ago

1984 - José Lobatón, Venezuelan baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Marvin Mitchell, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kieran Richardson, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Simone Bracalello, Italian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dean Collis, Australian rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Almen Abdi, Swiss footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Chibuzor Chilaka, Nigerian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Scott Rendell, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Justin De Fratus, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Andrey Grechin, Russian swimmer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Ricki Olsen, Danish footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Daniel Schorn, Austrian cyclist

Births32 years ago

1989 - Mads Dahm, Norwegian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Luke Murphy, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jonathan Viera, Spanish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Sam Vokes, English-Welsh footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Bengali-Fodé Koita, French footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Mathieu Peybernes, French footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Tom Eastman, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Geoffry Hairemans, Belgian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Rob Keogh, English cricketer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Vadaine Oliver, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Harry Pell, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Marzia Bisognin, Italian businessperson and former YouTuber

Births28 years ago

1992 - Bernard Tomic, German-Australian tennis player

Births28 years ago

1995 - Cameron Burgess, Scottish-Australian footballer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Antoinette Guedia Mouafo, Cameroonian swimmer

Births25 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

1023 - Gero, Archbishop of Magdeburg

Deaths997 years ago

1096 - Walter Sans Avoir, a leader of the First Crusade

Deaths924 years ago

1125 - Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian priest and historian (b. 1045)

Deaths895 years ago
Deaths816 years ago
Deaths799 years ago

1266 - Birger Jarl, Swedish politician (b. 1210)

Deaths754 years ago
Deaths598 years ago

1500 - Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1442)

Deaths520 years ago

1505 - Paul Scriptoris, German mathematician and educator (b. 1460)

Deaths515 years ago

1556 - Pietro Aretino, Italian author (b. 1492)

Deaths464 years ago

1558 - Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician and scholar (b. 1484)

Deaths462 years ago

1600 - Ōtani Yoshitsugu, Japanese samurai (b. 1558)

Deaths420 years ago

1623 - William Wade, English politician and diplomat, Lieutenant of the Tower of London (b. 1546)

Deaths397 years ago

1662 - Henry Lawes, English pianist and composer (b. 1595)

Deaths358 years ago

1687 - Edmund Waller, English poet and politician (b. 1606)

Deaths333 years ago

1765 - Giovanni Paolo Panini, Italian painter and architect (b. 1691)

Deaths255 years ago

1775 - Peyton Randolph, American lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Continental Congress (b. 1721)

Deaths245 years ago

1777 - Samuel Foote, English actor and playwright (b. 1720)

Deaths243 years ago

1805 - John Cooke, English captain (b. 1763)

Deaths215 years ago

1805 - George Duff, Scottish captain (b. 1764)

Deaths215 years ago

1805 - Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, English admiral (b. 1758)

Deaths215 years ago

1821 - Dorothea Ackermann, German actress (b. 1752)

Deaths199 years ago

1835 - Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (b. 1775)

Deaths185 years ago

1861 - Edward Dickinson Baker, American congressman and colonel (b. 1811)

Deaths159 years ago

1872 - Jacques Babinet, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1794)

Deaths148 years ago

1873 - Johan Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian author, poet, and critic (b. 1807)

Deaths147 years ago

1896 - James Henry Greathead, South African-English engineer (b. 1844)

Deaths124 years ago

1903 - Jinmaku Kyūgorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 12th Yokozuna (b. 1829)

Deaths117 years ago

1904 - Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and journalist (b. 1877)

Deaths116 years ago

1907 - Jules Chevalier, French priest, founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (b. 1824)

Deaths113 years ago

1931 - Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian author and playwright (b. 1862)

Deaths89 years ago

1938 - Dorothy Hale, American actress (b. 1905)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - William G. Conley, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 18th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1866)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Alexander Greenlaw Hamilton, Australian biologist (b. 1852)

Deaths79 years ago

1944 - Alois Kayser, German-French missionary (b. 1877)

Deaths76 years ago

1952 - Hans Merensky, South African geologist and philanthropist (b. 1871)

Deaths68 years ago

1963 - Józef Franczak, Polish sergeant (b. 1918)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Bill Black, American bass player and bandleader (b. 1926)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - Jack Kerouac, American novelist and poet (b. 1922)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Wacław Sierpiński, Polish mathematician and academic (b. 1882)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Li Linsi, Chinese educator and diplomat (b. 1896)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Minnie Evans, Potawatomi leader (b. 1888)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Nasif Estéfano, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1932)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Charles Reidpath, American runner and general (b. 1887)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Ferit Tüzün, Turkish composer (b. 1929)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Anastas Mikoyan, Armenian-Russian civil servant and politician (b. 1895)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Hans Asperger, Austrian physician and psychologist (b. 1906)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Radka Toneff, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1952)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Joseph P. Lordi, American government official (b. 1919)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - François Truffaut, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Dan White, American assassin and politician (b. 1946)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Lionel Murphy, Australian jurist and politician, 22nd Attorney-General of Australia (b. 1922)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - Jean Image, Hungarian-French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Dany Chamoun, Lebanese engineer and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1921)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Lorenc Antoni, Albanian composer, conductor, and musicologist (b. 1909)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Ante Ciliga, Croatian politician, writer and publisher (b. 1898)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Jim Garrison, American lawyer and judge (b. 1921)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Sam Zolotow, American journalist and critic (b. 1899)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Maxene Andrews, American singer (b. 1916)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Jesús Blasco, Spanish author and illustrator (b. 1919)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Nancy Graves, American sculptor and painter (b. 1939)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Shannon Hoon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1967)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Georgios Zoitakis, Greek general and politician (b. 1910)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Francis W. Sargent, American soldier and politician, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1915)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Lars Bo, Danish author and illustrator (b. 1924)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish political scientist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths21 years ago

2002 - Edward J. Mortola, American academic and president of Pace University (b. 1917)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Louise Day Hicks, American politician (b. 1916)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Luis A. Ferré, Puerto Rican engineer and politician, 3rd Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1904)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Elliott Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1969)

Deaths17 years ago

2006 - Sandy West, American singer-songwriter and drummer (b. 1959)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Paul Fox, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)

Deaths13 years ago

2010 - A. Ayyappan, Indian poet and translator (b. 1949)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Hikmet Bilâ, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1954)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Tone Pavček, Slovenian poet and author (b. 1928)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Yash Chopra, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Antoni Dobrowolski, Polish educator (b. 1904)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jaroslav Kozlík, Czech volleyball player and educator (b. 1907)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Alf Kumalo, South African photographer and journalist (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - George McGovern, American historian, lieutenant, and politician (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Bud Adams, American businessman (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gianni Ferrio, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rune T. Kidde, Danish author, poet, and illustrator (b. 1957)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Colonel Robert Morris, American singer-songwriter and drummer (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Major Owens, American librarian and politician (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tony Summers, Welsh swimmer (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Oscar Yanes, Venezuelan journalist and author (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ben Bradlee, American journalist and author (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nelson Bunker Hunt, American businessman (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani, Iranian cleric and politician, Prime Minister of Iran (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Edith Kawelohea McKinzie, Hawaiian genealogist, author, and hula expert (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gough Whitlam, Australian lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1916)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - France Bučar, Slovenian lawyer and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Marty Ingels, American actor (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Norman W. Moore, English conservationist and author (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Sheldon Wolin, American philosopher, theorist, and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

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