Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), celebrates the independence of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from United Kingdom in 1979.

Holidays and observances

Navy Day (United States) (unofficial, official date is October 13)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

312 - Constantine is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.

Events

939 - Æthelstan, the first king of all England, dies and is succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund I.

Events

1275 - Traditional founding of the city of Amsterdam.

Events745 years ago

1524 - French troops lay siege to Pavia.

Events496 years ago

1553 - Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva.

Events467 years ago

1644 - Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War.

Events376 years ago

1682 - Philadelphia is founded in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Events338 years ago

1775 - King George III expands on his Proclamation of Rebellion in the Thirteen Colonies in his speech from the throne at the opening of Parliament.

Events245 years ago

1795 - The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid, which establishes the boundaries between Spanish colonies and the U.S.

Events225 years ago

1806 - The French Army enters Berlin, following the Battle of Jena–Auerstedt.

Events214 years ago

1810 - United States annexes the former Spanish colony of West Florida.

Events210 years ago

1838 - Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be killed.

Events182 years ago

1870 - Franco-Prussian War: Marshal Bazaine surrenders to Prussian forces at the conclusion of the Siege of Metz along with 140,000 French soldiers.

Events150 years ago

1904 - The first underground New York City Subway line opens, later designated as the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line.

Events116 years ago

1907 - Fifteen people are killed in Hungary when a gunman opens fire on a crowd gathered at a church consecration.

Events113 years ago

1914 - First World War: The new British battleship HMS Audacious is sunk by a minefield laid by the armed German merchant-cruiser Berlin.

Events106 years ago

1916 - Negus Mikael, marching on the Ethiopian capital in support of his son Emperor Iyasu V, is defeated by Fitawrari abte Giyorgis, securing the throne for Empress Zewditu I.

Events104 years ago

1922 - A referendum in Rhodesia rejects the country's annexation to the South African Union.

Events98 years ago

1924 - The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.

Events96 years ago

1930 - Ratifications exchanged in London for the first London Naval Treaty go into effect immediately, further limiting the expensive naval arms race among its five signatories.

Events90 years ago

1936 - Mrs Wallis Simpson obtains her divorce, which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.

Events84 years ago

1944 - World War II: German forces capture Banská Bystrica during Slovak National Uprising thus bringing it to an end.

Events76 years ago
Events66 years ago

1958 - Iskander Mirza, the first President of Pakistan, is deposed by General Ayub Khan, who had been appointed the enforcer of martial law by Mirza 20 days earlier.

Events62 years ago

1961 - NASA tests the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1.

Events59 years ago

1962 - Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down over Cuba by a Soviet-supplied surface-to-air missile.

Events58 years ago

1962 - By refusing to agree to the firing of a nuclear torpedo at a US warship, Vasily Arkhipov averts nuclear war.

Events58 years ago

1962 - An aircraft carrying Enrico Mattei, post-war Italian administrator, crashes in mysterious circumstances.

Events58 years ago

1964 - Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of the Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launches his political career and comes to be known as "A Time for Choosing".

Events56 years ago

1967 - Catholic priest Philip Berrigan and others of the 'Baltimore Four' protest the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records.

Events53 years ago

1971 - The Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire.

Events49 years ago

1979 - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

Events41 years ago

1981 - Cold War: The Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.

Events39 years ago

1986 - The British government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.

Events34 years ago

1988 - Cold War: Ronald Reagan suspends construction of the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow due to Soviet listening devices in the building structure.

Events32 years ago

1991 - Turkmenistan achieves independence from the Soviet Union.

Events29 years ago

1992 - United States Navy radioman Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is murdered by shipmate Terry M. Helvey for being gay, precipitating debate about gays in the military that results in the United States' "Don't ask, don't tell" military policy.

Events28 years ago

1994 - Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified.

Events26 years ago

1995 - Former Prime Minister of Italy Bettino Craxi is convicted in absentia of corruption.

Events25 years ago

1997 - The 1997 Asian financial crisis causes a crash in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Events23 years ago

1999 - Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing the Prime Minister and seven others.

Events21 years ago
Events16 years ago

2014 - Britain withdraws from Afghanistan at the end of Operation Herrick, after 12 years four months and seven days.

Events6 years ago

2017 - Catalonia declares independence from Spain.

Events3 years ago

2018 - A gunman opens fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue killing 11 and injuring 6, including 4 police officers.

Events2 years ago

2019 - Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi kills himself and three children by detonating a suicide vest during the U.S. military Barisha raid in northwestern Syria.

Events1 years ago

Births

892 - Emperor Ai of Tang, Chinese emperor (d. 908)

Births

921 - Chai Rong, Chinese emperor (d. 959)

Births
Births864 years ago

1335 - Taejo of Joseon (d. 1408)

Births685 years ago
Births619 years ago

1561 - Mary Sidney, English writer, patroness and translator (d. 1621)

Births459 years ago

1572 - Marie Elisabeth of France, French princess (d. 1578)

Births448 years ago
Births405 years ago

1661 - Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admiral (d. 1728)

Births359 years ago

1703 - Johann Gottlieb Graun, German violinist and composer (d. 1771)

Births317 years ago

1744 - Mary Moser, English painter and academic (d. 1819)

Births276 years ago

1760 - August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1831)

Births260 years ago

1765 - Nancy Storace, English soprano (d. 1817)

Births255 years ago

1782 - Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1840)

Births238 years ago

1806 - Juan Seguín, American colonel, judge, and politician, 101st Mayor of San Antonio (d. 1890)

Births214 years ago

1811 - Stevens T. Mason, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)

Births209 years ago

1811 - Isaac Singer, American actor and businessman, founded the Singer Corporation (d. 1875)

Births209 years ago

1814 - Daniel H. Wells, American religious leader and politician, 3rd Mayor of Salt Lake City (d. 1891)

Births206 years ago

1838 - John Davis Long, American lawyer and politician, 34th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1915)

Births182 years ago

1842 - Giovanni Giolitti, Italian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1928)

Births178 years ago

1844 - Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish journalist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)

Births176 years ago

1854 - William Alexander Smith, Scottish religious leader, founded the Boys' Brigade (d. 1914)

Births166 years ago

1858 - Elliott Lewis, Australian politician, 19th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1935)

Births162 years ago

1858 - Saitō Makoto, Japanese admiral and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1936)

Births162 years ago

1858 - Theodore Roosevelt, American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)

Births162 years ago

1865 - Charles Spencelayh, English painter and academic (d. 1958)

Births155 years ago

1868 - William Gillies, Australian politician, 21st Premier of Queensland (d. 1928)

Births152 years ago

1877 - Walt Kuhn, American painter and academic (d. 1949)

Births143 years ago

1877 - George Thompson, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1943)

Births143 years ago

1884 - Shirō Takasu, Japanese admiral (d. 1944)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish painter (d. 1948)

Births135 years ago

1890 - Toshinari Shōji, Japanese general (d. 1974)

Births130 years ago

1894 - Agda Helin, Swedish actress (d. 1984)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Oliver Leese, English-Welsh general (d. 1978)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Fritz Sauckel, German sailor and politician (d. 1946)

Births126 years ago

1904 - Riho Lahi, Estonian journalist and author (d. 1995)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Peter Blume, Belarusian-American painter and sculptor (d. 1992)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Earle Cabell, American banker and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1975)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Kazuo Ohno, Japanese dancer and educator (d. 2010)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1963)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau, American chemical engineer (d. 2000)

Births110 years ago

1913 - Joe Medicine Crow, American anthropologist, historian, and author (d. 2016)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Luigi Piotti, Italian race car driver (d. 1971)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Ahmet Kireççi, Turkish wrestler (d. 1979)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and playwright (d. 1953)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Harry Saltzman, Canadian-French production manager and producer (d. 1994)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Augustine Harris, English bishop (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Oliver Tambo, South African lawyer and politician (d. 1993)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Mihkel Mathiesen, Estonian engineer and politician (d. 2003)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Teresa Wright, American actress and singer (d. 2005)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Nanette Fabray, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2018)

Births100 years ago

1920 - K. R. Narayanan, Indian lawyer and politician, 10th President of India (d. 2005)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Warren Allen Smith, American journalist, author, and activist (d. 2017)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (d. 1998)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Ruby Dee, American actress and poet (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Michel Galabru, French actor and playwright (d. 2016)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Ralph Kiner, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Roy Lichtenstein, American painter and sculptor (d. 1997)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Ned Wertimer, American actor (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Bonnie Lou, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Warren Christopher, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 63rd United States Secretary of State (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Jane Connell, American actress and singer (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Paul Fox, English broadcaster

Births95 years ago

1925 - Monica Sims, English radio host and producer (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Boris Chetkov, Russian painter (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Henri Fertet, French Resistance fighter (d. 1943).

Births94 years ago

1926 - H. R. Haldeman, American businessman and diplomat, 4th White House Chief of Staff (d. 1993)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Takumi Shibano, Japanese author and translator (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Dominick Argento, American composer and educator (d. 2019)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Gilles Vigneault, Canadian singer-songwriter and poet

Births92 years ago

1929 - Myra Carter, American actress (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Bill George, American football player (d. 1982)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Maurice Robert Johnston, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire

Births91 years ago

1930 - Leo Baxendale, English cartoonist (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Barry Supple, English historian and academic

Births90 years ago

1931 - Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian physician, psychiatrist, and author

Births89 years ago

1931 - Anatoliy Zayaev, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (d. 2007)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Harry Gregg, Northern Irish footballer and manager

Births88 years ago

1932 - Dolores Moore, American baseball player (d. 2000)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Sylvia Plath, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1963)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Floyd Cramer, American singer and pianist (d. 1997)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ryō Hanmura, Japanese author (d. 2002)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Giorgos Konstantinou, Greek actor, director, and screenwriter

Births86 years ago

1935 - Maurício de Sousa, Brazilian journalist and cartoonist

Births85 years ago

1935 - Charlie Tagawa, Japanese-American banjo player and educator (d. 2017)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Neil Sheehan, American journalist and author

Births84 years ago

1938 - Lara Parker, American actress and author

Births82 years ago

1939 - John Cleese, English actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Suzy Covey, American scholar and academic (d. 2007)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Dallas Frazier, American country music singer-songwriter

Births81 years ago

1940 - John Gotti, American mob boss (d. 2002)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Maxine Hong Kingston, American author and academic

Births80 years ago

1941 - Dave Costa, American football player (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Warren Ryan, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster

Births79 years ago

1941 - Dick Trickle, American race car driver (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Lee Greenwood, American singer-songwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Janusz Korwin-Mikke, Polish journalist and politician

Births78 years ago

1943 - Carmen Argenziano, American actor and producer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jerry Rook, American basketball player and coach

Births77 years ago

1944 - J. A. Jance, American author and poet

Births76 years ago

1945 - Arild Andersen, Norwegian bassist and composer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazilian union leader and politician, 35th President of Brazil

Births75 years ago

1945 - Carrie Snodgress, American actress (d. 2004)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Peter Martins, Danish dancer and choreographer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Steven R. Nagel, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ivan Reitman, Slovak-Canadian actor, director, and producer

Births74 years ago

1949 - Garry Tallent, American bass player (E Street Band) and record producer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Michael Driscoll, English economist and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Fran Lebowitz, American author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Július Šupler, Slovak ice hockey player and coach

Births70 years ago

1950 - A. N. Wilson, English journalist, historian, and author

Births70 years ago

1951 - K. K. Downing, English guitarist and songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Carlos Frenk, Mexican-English physicist, cosmologist, and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Nancy Jacobs, American politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jayne Kennedy, American model, actress, and sportscaster

Births69 years ago

1952 - Roberto Benigni, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Francis Fukuyama, American political scientist, economist, and author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Atsuyoshi Furuta, Japanese footballer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Peter Firth, English actor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Robert Picardo, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jan Duursema, American illustrator

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mike Kelley, American artist and musician (d. 2012)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Chris Tavaré, English cricketer and biologist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Debra Bowen, American lawyer and politician, 31st Secretary of State of California

Births65 years ago

1956 - Patty Sheehan, American golfer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Babis Tsertos, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player

Births64 years ago

1957 - Glenn Hoddle, English footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - Peter Marc Jacobson, American actor, director, and producer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Gordon Cowans, English footballer

Births62 years ago

1958 - David Hazeltine, American pianist and composer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Simon Le Bon, English singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jonathan Shapiro, South African political cartoonist who uses the pseudonym Zapiro

Births62 years ago

1958 - Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (d. 2009)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Rick Carlisle, American basketball player and coach

Births61 years ago

1960 - Tom Nieto, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births60 years ago

1963 - David Hall, Australian horse trainer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Marla Maples, American model and actress

Births57 years ago

1963 - Tom McKean, Scottish runner

Births57 years ago

1964 - Mary T. Meagher, American swimmer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mark Taylor, Australian cricketer and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ian Wells, English footballer (d. 2013)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Mohan Kapoor, Indian television and film actor

Births55 years ago

1966 - Steve Almond, American author and educator

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kit Malthouse, English accountant and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Hege Nerland, Norwegian lawyer and politician (d. 2007)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Masanobu Takashima, Japanese actor

Births54 years ago

1967 - Simone Moro, Italian mountaineer and pilot

Births53 years ago

1967 - Dejan Raičković, Montenegrin footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Scott Weiland, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births53 years ago

1968 - Dileep, Indian actor and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Alain Auderset, Swiss author and illustrator

Births52 years ago

1968 - Vinny Samways, English footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1969 - Marek Napiórkowski, Polish jazz guitarist and composer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Michael Tarnat, German footballer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Karl Backman, Swedish guitarist and songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer (d. 1997)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jonathan Stroud, English author

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ruslana Taran, Ukrainian sailor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Stefano Guidoni, Italian footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jorge Soto, Peruvian footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer and politician

Births49 years ago

1972 - Lee Clark, English footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Elissa, Lebanese singer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Evan Coyne Maloney, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Maria Mutola, Mozambican runner and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Brad Radke, American baseball player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jason Johnson, American baseball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Semmy Schilt, Dutch kick-boxer and mixed martial artist

Births47 years ago

1975 - Nicola Mazzucato, Italian rugby player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Aron Ralston, American mountaineer and engineer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Bobby Fish, American professional wrestler

Births44 years ago

1976 - Maneet Chauhan, Indian-American chef and author

Births44 years ago

1976 - Wilson Raimundo Júnior, Brazilian footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jiří Jarošík, Czech footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Sheeri Rappaport, American actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Sergei Samsonov, Russian ice hockey player and scout

Births42 years ago

1978 - Vanessa-Mae, Singaporean-English violinist and skier

Births42 years ago

1979 - Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Japanese footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Sayuri Osuga, Japanese speed skater and cyclist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Tanel Padar, Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Henriett Seth F., Hungarian autistic savant artist and author

Births40 years ago

1981 - Salem Al Fakir, Swedish singer and keyboard player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sririta Jensen, Thai actress and model

Births39 years ago

1981 - Volkan Demirel, Turkish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kristi Richards, Canadian skier

Births39 years ago

1982 - Patrick Fugit, American actor and producer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Takashi Tsukamoto, Japanese actor and singer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Brent Clevlen, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Takuro Okuyama, Japanese footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Martín Prado, Venezuelan baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Sebastian Gacki, Canadian actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kostas Kapetanos, Greek footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kelly Osbourne, English television personality

Births36 years ago

1984 - Brady Quinn, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Emilie Ullerup, Danish-Canadian actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - Sirli Hanni, Estonian biathlete

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sandra Volk, Slovenian tennis player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Jon Niese, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Matty Pattison, South African-English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - David Warner, Australian cricketer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Thelma Aoyama, Japanese singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Björn Barrefors, Swedish decathlete and heptathlete.

Births33 years ago

1987 - Andrew Bynum, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Guillaume Franke, French-German rugby player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Brady Ellison, American archer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Viktor Genev, Bulgarian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Illimar Pärn, Estonian ski jumper

Births32 years ago

1988 - Evan Turner, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Mark Barron, American football player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Dimitrios Gkourtsas, Greek footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Oktovianus Maniani, Indonesian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Shohei Takahashi, Japanese footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Stephan El Shaarawy, Italian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Emily Hagins, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births28 years ago

1992 - Brandon Saad, American ice hockey player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Kiefer Ravena, Filipino basketball player

Births27 years ago

1997 - Lonzo Ball, American basketball player

Births23 years ago

1999 - Haruka Kudo, Japanese singer and actress

Births21 years ago

Deaths

939 - Æthelstan, English king (b. 894)

Deaths
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Deaths691 years ago

1331 - Abulfeda, Arab historian and geographer (b. 1273)

Deaths689 years ago

1430 - Vytautas, Lithuanian ruler (b. 1350)

Deaths590 years ago
Deaths581 years ago

1441 - Margery Jourdemayne, executed for treasonable witchcraft

Deaths579 years ago

1449 - Ulugh Beg, Persian astronomer, mathematician and sultan (b. 1394)

Deaths571 years ago

1485 - Rodolphus Agricola, Dutch philosopher, poet and educator (b. 1443)

Deaths535 years ago

1505 - Ivan III of Russia (b. 1440)

Deaths515 years ago
Deaths507 years ago

1553 - Michael Servetus, Spanish physician and theologian (b. 1511)

Deaths467 years ago

1561 - Lope de Aguirre, Spanish explorer (b. 1510)

Deaths459 years ago

1573 - Laurentius Petri, Swedish archbishop (b. 1499)

Deaths447 years ago

1605 - Akbar, Mughal emperor (b. 1542)

Deaths415 years ago

1613 - Gabriel Báthory, Prince of Transylvania (b. 1589)

Deaths407 years ago

1617 - Ralph Winwood, English lawyer and politician, English Secretary of State (b. 1563)

Deaths403 years ago
Deaths368 years ago

1666 - Robert Hubert, French watchmaker (b. 1640)

Deaths354 years ago

1670 - Vavasor Powell, Welsh minister (b. 1617)

Deaths350 years ago

1674 - Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic minister and poet (b. 1614)

Deaths346 years ago

1675 - Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician and academic (b. 1602)

Deaths345 years ago

1789 - John Cook, American farmer and politician, 6th Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)

Deaths231 years ago

1812 - Isaac Brock, British army officer and administrator, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (b. 1769)

Deaths208 years ago

1816 - Santō Kyōden, Japanese poet and painter (b. 1761)

Deaths204 years ago

1880 - Thrasyvoulos Zaimis, Greek soldier and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1822)

Deaths140 years ago

1917 - Arthur Rhys-Davids, English lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)

Deaths103 years ago

1926 - Warren Wood, American golfer and soldier (b. 1887)

Deaths94 years ago

1927 - Squizzy Taylor, Australian gangster (b. 1888)

Deaths93 years ago

1929 - Théodore Tuffier, French surgeon (b. 1857)

Deaths91 years ago

1930 - Ellen Hayes, American mathematician and astronomer (b. 1851)

Deaths90 years ago

1935 - Ernest Eldridge, English race car driver (b. 1897)

Deaths85 years ago

1942 - Helmuth Hübener, German activist (b. 1925)

Deaths78 years ago

1944Judith Auer, German World War II resistance fighter (b. 1905)

Deaths76 years ago

1947 - William Fay, Irish actor and producer, co-founded the Abbey Theatre (b. 1872)

Deaths73 years ago

1949 - Marcel Cerdan, Algerian-French boxer (b. 1916)

Deaths71 years ago

1953 - Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)

Deaths67 years ago

1957 - James McGirr, Australian politician, 28th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1890)

Deaths63 years ago

1962 - Rudolf Anderson, American soldier and pilot (b. 1927)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Enrico Mattei, Italian businessman and politician (b. 1906)

Deaths58 years ago

1968 - Lise Meitner, Austrian-English physicist and academic (b. 1878)

Deaths52 years ago

1974 - C. P. Ramanujam, Indian mathematician and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Rex Stout, American detective novelist (b. 1886)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - James M. Cain, American journalist and author (b. 1892)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Judy LaMarsh, Canadian soldier, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1924)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

Deaths40 years ago
Deaths38 years ago

1988 - Charles Hawtrey, English actor, singer, and pianist (b. 1914)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American violinist, bandleader, and actor (b. 1900)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Jacques Demy, French actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Elliott Roosevelt, American general and author (b. 1910)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Ugo Tognazzi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - George Barker, English author and poet (b. 1913)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - David Bohm, American-English physicist and philosopher (b. 1917)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Allen R. Schindler, Jr. American sailor (b. 1969)

Deaths28 years ago

1996 - Arthur Tremblay, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1917)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Robert Mills, American physicist and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (b. 1903)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Walter Berry (bass-baritone), Austrian lyric bass-baritone (b. 1929)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Pradeep Kumar, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1925)

Deaths19 years ago

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

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Valve Pormeister, Estonian architect (b. 1922)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Rod Roddy, American game show announcer (b. 1937)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Stephanie Tyrell, American songwriter and producer (b. 1949)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Lester Lanin, American bandleader (b. 1907)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Paulo Sérgio Oliveira da Silva, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Zdenko Runjić, Croatian songwriter and producer (b. 1942)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Jerry Cooke, Ukrainian-American photographer and journalist (b. 1921)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jozsef Gregor, Hungarian opera singer (b. 1940)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Reko Lundán, Finnish journalist and author (b. 1969)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Marlin McKeever, American football player (b. 1940)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Joe Niekro, American baseball player (b. 1944)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Brad Will, American journalist and activist (b. 1970)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Moira Lister, South African actress (b. 1923)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Chris Bryant, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Ray Ellis, American conductor and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Frank Nagai, Japanese singer (b. 1932)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Roy Stewart, Jamaican-English actor and stuntman (b. 1925)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - John David Carson, American actor (b. 1952)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - August Coppola, American author and academic (b. 1934)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - David Shepherd, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1940)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Néstor Kirchner, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 51st President of Argentina (b. 1950)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - James Hillman, American psychologist and author (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Robert Pritzker, American businessman, co-founded Marmon Group (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Terry Callier, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Angelo Maria Cicolani, Italian engineer and politician (b. 1952)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Regina Dourado, Brazilian actress (b. 1952)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Hans Werner Henze, German composer and educator (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Rodney S. Quinn, American colonel, pilot, and politician, 44th Secretary of State of Maine (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Göran Stangertz, Swedish actor and director (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Noel Davern, Irish lawyer and politician, Minister for Education and Skills (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Leonard Herzenberg, American immunologist, geneticist, and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Luigi Magni, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lou Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Michael Wilkes, English general and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Vinko Coce, Croatian opera and pop singer (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Daniel Boulanger, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Shin Hae-chul, South Korean singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1968)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Starke Taylor, American soldier and politician, mayor of Dallas (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Ayerdhal, French author (b. 1959)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, Indian pharmacologist and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Betsy Drake, French-American actress and singer (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Philip French, English journalist, critic, and producer (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Takahito, Prince Mikasa, member of the Imperial Family of Japan (b. 1915)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, chairman of Leicester City F.C (b. 1958)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL); suicide (b. 1971)

Deaths1 years ago

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