Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Election Day can fall, while November 8 is the latest; held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November. (United States)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Day of the Dead, the second day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration (Mexico)

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


619 - A qaghan of the Western Turkic Khaganate is assassinated in a Chinese palace by Eastern Turkic rivals after the approval of Tang emperor Gaozu.


1410 - The Peace of Bicêtre suspends hostilities in the Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War.

Events610 years ago

1675 - Plymouth Colony governor Josiah Winslow leads a colonial militia against the Narragansett during King Philip's War.

Events345 years ago

1795 - The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.

Events225 years ago

1868 - Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally.

Events152 years ago

1889 - North Dakota and South Dakota are admitted as the 39th and 40th U.S. states.

Events131 years ago

1899 - The Boers begin their 118-day siege of British-held Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.

Events121 years ago

1912 - Bulgaria defeats the Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Lule Burgas, the bloodiest battle of the First Balkan War, which opens her way to Constantinople.

Events108 years ago

1914 - World War I: The Russian Empire declares war on the Ottoman Empire and the Dardanelles are subsequently closed.

Events106 years ago

1917 - The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities".

Events103 years ago

1917 - The Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet, in charge of preparation and carrying out the Russian Revolution, holds its first meeting.

Events103 years ago

1920 - In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the 1920 United States presidential election.

Events100 years ago

1936 - The British Broadcasting Corporation initiates the BBC Television Service, the world's first regular, "high-definition" (then defined as at least 200 lines) service. Renamed BBC1 in 1964, the channel still runs to this day.

Events84 years ago

1940 - World War II: First day of Battle of Elaia–Kalamas between the Greeks and the Italians.

Events80 years ago

1947 - In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the "Spruce Goose"), the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.

Events73 years ago

1949 - The Dutch–Indonesian Round Table Conference ends with the Netherlands agreeing to transfer sovereignty of the Dutch East Indies to the United States of Indonesia.

Events71 years ago

1951 - Six thousand British troops arrive in Suez after the Egyptian government abrogates the Anglo-Egyptian treaty of 1936.

Events69 years ago

1951 - Canada in the Korean War: A platoon of The Royal Canadian Regiment defends a vital area against a full battalion of Chinese troops in the Battle of the Song-gok Spur. The engagement lasts into the early hours the next day.

Events69 years ago

1956 - Hungarian Revolution: Imre Nagy requests UN aid for Hungary. Nikita Khrushchev meets with leaders of other Communist countries to seek their advice on the situation in Hungary, selecting János Kádár as the country's next leader on the advice of Josip Broz Tito.

Events64 years ago

1956 - Suez Crisis: Israel occupies the Gaza Strip.

Events64 years ago

1959 - Quiz show scandals: Twenty-One game show contestant Charles Van Doren admits to a Congressional committee that he had been given questions and answers in advance.

Events61 years ago

1959 - The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway.

Events61 years ago

1960 - Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the trial R v Penguin Books Ltd, the Lady Chatterley's Lover case.

Events60 years ago
Events57 years ago

1964 - King Saud of Saudi Arabia is deposed by a family coup, and replaced by his half-brother Faisal.

Events56 years ago

1965 - Norman Morrison, a 31-year-old Quaker, sets himself on fire in front of the river entrance to the Pentagon to protest the use of napalm in the Vietnam war.

Events55 years ago

1966 - The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.

Events54 years ago

1967 - Vietnam War: US President Lyndon B. Johnson and "The Wise Men" conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.

Events53 years ago

1983 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Events37 years ago

1984 - Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.

Events36 years ago

1986 - U.S. hostage David Jacobsen is released in Beirut after 17 months in captivity.

Events34 years ago

1988 - The Morris worm, the first Internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.

Events32 years ago

1990 - British Satellite Broadcasting and Sky Television plc merge to form BSkyB as a result of massive losses.

Events30 years ago

1999 - Xerox murders: In the worst mass murder in the history of Hawaii, a gunman shoots at eight people in his workplace, killing seven.

Events21 years ago

2016 - The Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series, ending the longest Major League Baseball championship drought at 108 years.

Events4 years ago

2018 - The Milwaukee Streetcar begins service in Milwaukee.

Events2 years ago


682 - Umar II, Arabian caliph (d. 720)


971 - Mahmud of Ghazni (d. 1030)

Births866 years ago
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1418 - Gaspare Nadi, Italian builder and writer (d. 1504)

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1475 - Anne of York, Fifth daughter of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville (d. 1511)

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

Births384 years ago
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1692 - Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer and diplomat (d. 1766)

Births328 years ago

1696 - Conrad Weiser, American soldier, monk, and judge (d. 1760)

Births324 years ago

1699 - Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter and educator (d. 1779)

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1734 - Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (d. 1820)

Births286 years ago

1739 - Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1799)

Births281 years ago

1741 - Joan van der Capellen tot den Pol, Dutch lawyer and politician (d. 1784)

Births279 years ago

1754 - Gaspard de Bernard de Marigny, French general (d. 1794)

Births266 years ago

1755 - Marie Antoinette, Austrian-French queen consort of Louis XVI of France (d. 1793)

Births265 years ago

1766 - Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Austrian field marshal (d. 1858)

Births254 years ago

1777 - Fortunat Alojzy Gonzaga Żółkowski, Polish actor and translator (d. 1822)

Births243 years ago

1795 - James K. Polk, American lawyer and politician, 11th President of the United States (d. 1849)

Births225 years ago

1799 - John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (d. 1885)

Births221 years ago

1799 - Titian Peale, American entomologist and photographer (d. 1885)

Births221 years ago

1808 - Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, French author and critic (d. 1889)

Births212 years ago

1815 - George Boole, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1864)

Births205 years ago

1821 - George Bowen, Irish-English diplomat, 5th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1899)

Births199 years ago

1833 - Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian physician and academic (d. 1904)

Births187 years ago

1837 - Émile Bayard, French illustrator and painter (d. 1891)

Births183 years ago

1844 - Mehmed V, Ottoman sultan (d. 1918)

Births176 years ago

1844 - John J. Loud, American inventor (d. 1916)

Births176 years ago

1847 - Georges Sorel, French philosopher and author (d. 1922)

Births173 years ago

1855 - Henrik Schück, Swedish historian, author, and academic (d. 1947)

Births165 years ago

1865 - Warren G. Harding, American journalist and politician, 29th President of the United States (d. 1923)

Births155 years ago

1877 - Joseph De Piro, Maltese priest and missionary (d. 1933)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Aga Khan III, Indian 48th Shia Imam (d. 1957)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (d. 1915)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Ōkido Moriemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 23rd Yokozuna (d. 1930)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Marion Jones Farquhar, American tennis player and violinist (d. 1965)

Births141 years ago

1883 - Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, Canadian cardinal (d. 1947)

Births137 years ago

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

Births135 years ago

1886 - Dhirendranath Datta, Pakistani lawyer and politician (d. 1971)

Births134 years ago

1890 - Nishinoumi Kajirō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 30th Yokozuna (d. 1933)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Moa Martinson, Swedish author (d. 1964)

Births130 years ago

1891 - David Townsend, American art director and set decorator (d. 1935)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Alice Brady, American actress (d. 1939)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Battista Farina, Italian businessman, founded the Pininfarina Company (d. 1966)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Alexander Lippisch, German-American aerodynamicist and engineer (d. 1976)

Births126 years ago

1899 - Peter Aufschnaiter, Austrian mountaineer, geographer, and cartographer (d. 1973)

Births121 years ago

1903 - Travis Jackson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1987)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Isabella Smith Andrews, New Zealand writer (d. 1990)

Births115 years ago

1905 - James Dunn, American actor (d. 1967)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Georges Schehadé, Lebanese poet and playwright (d. 1989)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Daniil Andreyev, Russian poet and mystic (d. 1959)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Luchino Visconti, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1976)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Fred Bakewell, English cricketer (d. 1983)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Bunny Berigan, American trumpet player (d. 1942)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Fouad Serageddin, Egyptian lawyer and politician, Egyptian Minister of Interior (d. 1999)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Odysseas Elytis, Greek poet and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Raphael M. Robinson, American mathematician, philosopher, and theorist (d. 1995)

Births109 years ago

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

Births107 years ago

1914 - Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player and manager (d. 1997)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Ray Walston, American actor (d. 2001)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Sidney Luft, American film producer (d. 2005)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Ann Rutherford, American actress (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Alexander Vraciu, American commander and pilot of Romanian descent (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Warren Stevens, American actor (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Bill Mazer, Ukrainian-American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Shepard Menken, American actor (d. 1999)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1994)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Seánie Duggan, Irish hurler (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1924 - David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1988)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Rudy Van Gelder, American record producer and engineer (d. 2016)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Myer Skoog, American basketball player (d. 2019)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Charlie Walker, American country music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and DJ (d. 2008)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Steve Ditko, American author and illustrator (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1927 - John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Preston Candover, English businessman and politician

Births93 years ago

1928 - Gerry Alexander, Jamaican cricketer and veterinarian (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Paul Johnson, English journalist, historian, and author

Births92 years ago

1929 - Amar Bose, American engineer and businessman, founded the Bose Corporation (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Robert Gover, American journalist and author (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Muhammad Rafiq Tarar, Pakistani judge and politician, 9th President of Pakistan

Births91 years ago

1929 - Richard E. Taylor, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1931 - Phil Woods, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Ron Sproat, American screenwriter and playwright (d. 2009)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Clarence D. Rappleyea Jr., lawyer and politician (d. 2016)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis player

Births86 years ago

1935 - Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Indian author

Births85 years ago

1936 - Rose Bird, American lawyer and judge, 25th Chief Justice of California (d. 1999)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jack Starrett, American actor and director (d. 1989)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Earl Carroll, American singer (d. 2012)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Jay Black, American singer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Pat Buchanan, American journalist and politician

Births82 years ago

1938 - David Eden Lane, American white supremacist (d. 2007)

Births82 years ago
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1939 - Richard Serra, American sculptor and academic

Births81 years ago

1940 - Jim Bakken, American football player

Births80 years ago

1940 - Phil Minton, English singer and trumpet player

Births80 years ago

1941 - Brian Poole, English pop-rock singer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Arun Shourie, Indian journalist, economist, and politician, Indian Minister of Communications

Births79 years ago

1941 - Dave Stockton, American golfer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bruce Welch, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Shere Hite, German sexologist, author, and educator

Births78 years ago

1942 - Stefanie Powers, American actress

Births78 years ago

1944 - Patrice Chéreau, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Keith Emerson, English pianist, keyboard player, and composer (d. 2016)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Giorgos Kolokithas, Greek basketball player (d. 2013)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Larry Little, American football player

Births75 years ago

1945 - J. D. Souther, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births75 years ago

1946 - Alan Jones, Australian race car driver and sportscaster

Births74 years ago

1946 - Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (d. 2001)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Dave Pegg, English bass player and producer

Births73 years ago

1949 - Lois McMaster Bujold, American author

Births71 years ago

1951 - Thomas Mallon, American novelist, essayist, and critic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Lindy Morrison, Australian rock drummer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Maxine Nightingale, English R&B/soul singer

Births68 years ago

1954 - Pat Croce, American businessman and author

Births66 years ago

1955 - Chris Burnett, American saxophonist and composer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Thomas Grunenberg, German footballer and manager

Births65 years ago

1956 - Dale Brown, American author and pilot

Births64 years ago

1957 - Carter Beauford, American drummer and composer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Willie McGee, American baseball player and manager

Births62 years ago

1959 - Peter Mullan, Scottish actor, director, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Rosalyn Fairbank, South African tennis player

Births60 years ago

1961 - k.d. lang, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jeff Tedford, American football player and coach

Births59 years ago

1962 - David Brock, American journalist and author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mireille Delunsch, French operatic soprano

Births58 years ago

1962 - Derek Mountfield, English footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1963 - Bobby Dall, American bass player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jonas Gardell, Swedish author and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Ron McGovney, American bass player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Borut Pahor, Slovenian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Slovenia

Births57 years ago

1963 - Craig Saavedra, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Park Young-seok, South Korean mountaineer and explorer (d. 2011)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Britta Lejon, Swedish lawyer and politician

Births56 years ago

1965 - Nick Boles, English businessman and politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Arnold Clavio, Filipino journalist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Shah Rukh Khan, Indian film actor, producer and television host

Births55 years ago

1966 - David Schwimmer, American actor

Births54 years ago

1967 - Kurt Elling, American singer-songwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Simon Hill, English-Australian journalist and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Scott Walker, American politician, 45th Governor of Wisconsin

Births53 years ago

1968 - Neal Casal, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and photographer (d. 2019)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Reginald Arvizu, American rock musician

Births51 years ago

1972 - Darío Silva, Uruguayan footballer and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Vladimir Vorobiev, Russian ice hockey player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Samantha Womack, British actress, singer and director

Births48 years ago

1973 - Ben Graham, Australian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Marisol Nichols, American actress

Births47 years ago

1974 - Orlando Cabrera, Colombian-American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Nelly, American rapper

Births46 years ago

1974 - Prodigy, American rapper (d. 2017)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Sofia Polgar, Hungarian chess player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Stéphane Sarrazin, French race car driver

Births45 years ago

1975 - Chris Walla, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Margus Hernits, Estonian figure skater

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sidney Ponson, Aruban baseball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Rodney Buford, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Konstantinos Economidis, Greek tennis player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Emma Reynolds, English politician

Births43 years ago

1977 - Leon Taylor, English diver and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1978 - Carmen Cali, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Simone Puleo, Italian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Diego Lugano, Uruguayan footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Amos Roberts, Australian rugby player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kim So-yeon, South Korean actress

Births40 years ago

1981 - Esha Deol, Indian film actress and model

Births39 years ago

1981 - Monica Iozzi, Brazilian actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Katharine Isabelle, Canadian actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mitchell Johnson, Australian cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Rafael Márquez Lugo, Mexican footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Miryo, South Korean rapper

Births39 years ago

1981 - Roddy White, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Yunel Escobar, Cuban-American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Charles Itandje, French footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Darren Young, American wrestler

Births37 years ago

1986 - Andy Rautins, Canadian basketball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Danny Cipriani, English rugby player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Julia Görges, German tennis player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Stevan Jovetić, Montenegrin footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Natalie Pluskota, American tennis player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Luke Schenn, Canadian ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Christopher Dibon, Austrian footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Naomi Ackie, British actress

Births28 years ago

1994 - Shaq Coulthirst, English footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Hanna Öberg, Swedish biathlete, olympic champion

Births25 years ago

1997 - Davis Keillor-Dunn, English footballer

Births23 years ago

1998 - Elkie Chong, Hong Kong singer and actress

Births22 years ago

1999 - Park Woojin, South Korean singer and rapper

Births21 years ago


943 - Emma of France (b. 894)

Deaths937 years ago

1148 - Saint Malachy (b. 1094)

Deaths872 years ago

1261 - Bettisia Gozzadini (b. 1209)

Deaths759 years ago
Deaths735 years ago

1319 - John Sandale, Bishop of Winchester

Deaths701 years ago
Deaths537 years ago

1521 - Margaret of Lorraine, Duchess of Alençon and nun (b. 1463)

Deaths499 years ago

1610 - Richard Bancroft, English archbishop and academic (b. 1544)

Deaths410 years ago
Deaths402 years ago

1716 - Engelbert Kaempfer, German botanist and physician (b. 1651)

Deaths304 years ago
Deaths213 years ago

1834 - Maria Teresa Poniatowska, Polish noblewoman (b. 1760)

Deaths186 years ago

1846 - Esaias Tegnér, Swedish poet and bishop (b. 1782)

Deaths174 years ago

1852 - Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (b. 1782)

Deaths168 years ago

1863 - Theodore Judah, American engineer (b. 1826)

Deaths157 years ago

1877 - Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)

Deaths143 years ago

1883 - William Morgan, English-Australian politician, 14th Premier of South Australia (b. 1828)

Deaths137 years ago

1886 - James Watney junior, English brewer, cricketer, and politician (b. 1832)

Deaths134 years ago

1887 - Alfred Domett, English-New Zealand poet and politician, 4th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1811)

Deaths133 years ago

1887 - Jenny Lind, Swedish operatic soprano (b. 1820)

Deaths133 years ago

1898 - George Goyder, English-Australian surveyor (b. 1826)

Deaths122 years ago

1905 - Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist and physiologist (b. 1817)

Deaths115 years ago

1911 - Kyrle Bellew, English actor (b. 1850)

Deaths109 years ago

1930 - Viggo Jensen, Danish weightlifter, target shooter, and gymnast (b. 1874)

Deaths90 years ago

1935 - Jock Cameron, South African cricketer (b. 1905)

Deaths85 years ago

1944 - Thomas Midgley, Jr., American chemist and engineer (b. 1889)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Hélène de Pourtalès, Swiss sailor (b. 1868)

Deaths75 years ago

1949 - Jerome F. Donovan, American lawyer and politician (b. 1872)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - George Bernard Shaw, Irish author, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Mehmet Esat Bülkat, Greek-Turkish general (b. 1862)

Deaths68 years ago

1958 - Jean Couzy, French mountaineer and engineer (b. 1923)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Michael Considine, Irish-Australian trade union leader and politician (b. 1885)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek conductor and composer (b. 1896)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa I, Hakim of Bahrain (b. 1894)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - James Thurber, American humorist and cartoonist (b. 1894)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Ngô Đình Diệm, Vietnamese politician, 1st President of the Republic of Vietnam (b. 1901)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Ngô Đình Nhu, Vietnamese activist, archivist, politician, and tactical strategist (b. 1910)

Deaths57 years ago

1966 - Peter Debye, Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Mississippi John Hurt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1892)

Deaths54 years ago

1970 - Richard Cushing, American cardinal (b. 1895)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Pierre Veyron, French race car driver (b. 1903)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Robert Mensah, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1939)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths45 years ago

1981 - Wally Wood, American author, illustrator, and publisher (b. 1927)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Lester Roloff, American preacher and radio host (b. 1914)

Deaths38 years ago

1990 - Eliot Porter, American photographer, chemist, and academic (b. 1901)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Irwin Allen, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1916)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Mort Shuman, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1936)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Robert Arneson, American sculptor and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Hal Roach, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1892)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Martin Taras, American animator and director (b. 1914)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor, American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright (b. 1917)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Eva Cassidy, American singer (b. 1963)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - John G. Crommelin, American admiral and politician (b. 1902)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Vincent Winter, Scottish actor and production manager (b. 1957)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Robert Cormier, American journalist and author (b. 1925)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Charles Sheffield, American physicist and author (b. 1935)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Frank McCloskey, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Theo van Gogh, Dutch actor, director, and producer (b. 1957)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1919)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Igor Moiseyev, Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1906)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - The Fabulous Moolah, American wrestler (b. 1923)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Madelyn Dunham, American banker and business executive (b. 1922)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Nien Cheng, Chinese-American author (b. 1915)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Clyde King, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Boots Plata, Filipino director and screenwriter (b. 1943)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar, Indian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Robert Morton Duncan, American soldier and judge (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Joe Ginsberg, American baseball player (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Pino Rauti, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Han Suyin, Chinese-Swiss physician and author (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kinjarapu Yerran Naidu, Indian politician (b. 1957)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Walt Bellamy, American basketball player (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ghislaine Dupont, French journalist (b. 1956)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Clifford Nass, American author and academic (b. 1958)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kjell Qvale, Norwegian-American businessman (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Acker Bilk, English singer and clarinet player (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Michael Coleman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1956)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Veljko Kadijević, Croatian general and politician, 5th Federal Secretary of People's Defence (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Herman Sarkowsky, German-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Seattle Seahawks (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Shabtai Teveth, Israeli historian and author (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Andrzej Ciechanowiecki, Polish painter, historian, and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mike Davies, Welsh-American tennis player and businessman (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Roy Dommett, English scientist and engineer (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tommy Overstreet, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Aboubacar Somparé, Guinean politician (b. 1944)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer (b.1927)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican television personality, astrologer, actor, and dancer (b. 1932)

Deaths1 years ago

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