Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

National Unity and Armed Forces Day or Giorno dell'Unità Nazionale e Festa delle Forze Armate (Italy)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Yitzhak Rabin Memorial (unofficial, but widely commemorated)

Holidays and observances

Events

1501 - Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII's first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's older brother - they would later marry.

Events519 years ago

1576 - Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spain captures Antwerp (after three days the city is nearly destroyed).

Events444 years ago

1677 - The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange; they later jointly reign as William and Mary.

Events343 years ago

1737 - The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated in Naples, Italy.

Events283 years ago

1780 - The Rebellion of Túpac Amaru II against Spanish rule in the Viceroyalty of Peru begins.

Events240 years ago

1783 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria.

Events237 years ago

1791 - The Western Confederacy of American Indians wins a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.

Events229 years ago

1798 - Beginning of the Russo-Ottoman siege of Corfu.

Events222 years ago

1839 - Newport Rising: The last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.

Events181 years ago

1847 - Sir James Young Simpson, a Scottish physician, discovers the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.

Events173 years ago

1852 - Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.

Events168 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Confederate troops bombard a Union supply base and destroy millions of dollars in material at the Battle of Johnsonville.

Events156 years ago

1868 - Camagüey, Cuba, revolts against Spain during the Ten Years' War.

Events152 years ago

1890 - City and South London Railway: London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.

Events130 years ago

1918 - World War I: The Armistice of Villa Giusti between Italy and Austria-Hungary is implemented.

Events102 years ago

1921 - The Saalschutz Abteilung (hall defense detachment) of the Nazi Party is renamed the Sturmabteilung (storm detachment) after a large riot in Munich.

Events99 years ago

1921 - Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.

Events99 years ago

1922 - In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

Events98 years ago

1924 - Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female elected as governor in the United States.

Events96 years ago

1939 - World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the United States Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act of 1939, allowing cash-and-carry purchases of weapons by belligerents.

Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: Disobeying a direct order by Adolf Hitler, General Field Marshal Erwin Rommel begins a retreat of his forces after a costly defeat during the Second Battle of El Alamein. The retreat would ultimately last five months.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: The 7th Macedonian Liberation Brigade liberates Bitola for the Allies.

Events76 years ago

1952 - The United States government establishes the National Security Agency, or NSA.

Events68 years ago

1956 - Soviet troops enter Hungary to end the Hungarian revolution against the Soviet Union that started on October 23. Thousands are killed, more are wounded, and nearly a quarter million leave the country.

Events64 years ago

1960 - At the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Tanzania, Dr. Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees creating tools, the first-ever observation in non-human animals.

Events60 years ago

1962 - The United States concludes Operation Fishbowl, its final above-ground nuclear weapons testing series, in anticipation of the 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

Events58 years ago

1966 - The Arno River floods Florence, Italy, to a maximum depth of 6.7 m (22 ft), leaving thousands homeless and destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books. Also Venice was submerged on the same day at its record all-time acqua alta of 194 cm (76 in).

Events54 years ago

1970 - Vietnam War: The United States turns over control of the air base at Bình Thủy in the Mekong Delta to South Vietnam.

Events50 years ago

1970 - Salvador Allende takes office as President of Chile, the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections.

Events50 years ago

1973 - The Netherlands experiences the first Car-Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are used only by cyclists and roller skaters.

Events47 years ago

1979 - Iran hostage crisis: A group of Iranian college students overruns the U.S. embassy in Tehran and takes 90 hostages.

Events41 years ago

1980 - Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th President of The United States, defeating incumbent Jimmy Carter.

Events40 years ago

1993 - China Airlines Flight 605, a brand-new 747-400, overruns the runway at Kai Tak Airport.

Events27 years ago

1995 - Israel-Palestinian conflict: Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated by an extremist Israeli.

Events25 years ago

2002 - Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing a pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress.

Events18 years ago

2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first person of biracial or African-American descent to be elected President of the United States.

Events12 years ago

2010 - Aero Caribbean Flight 883 crashes into Guasimal, Sancti Spíritus. All 68 passengers and crew are killed.

Events10 years ago

2010 - Qantas Flight 32, an Airbus A380, suffers an uncontained engine failure over Indonesia shortly after taking off from Singapore, crippling the jet. The crew manage to safely return to Singapore, saving all 469 passengers and crew.

Events10 years ago

2015 - A cargo plane crashes shortly after takeoff from Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, killing at least 37 people.

Events5 years ago

2015 - A building collapses in the Pakistani city of Lahore resulting in at least 45 deaths, and at least 100 injured.

Events5 years ago

Births

Births572 years ago

1512 - Hu Zongxian, Chinese general (d. 1565)

Births508 years ago

1553 - Roger Wilbraham, Solicitor-General for Ireland (d. 1616)

Births467 years ago

1575 - Guido Reni, Italian painter and illustrator (d. 1642)

Births445 years ago

1592 - Gerard van Honthorst, Dutch painter (d. 1656)

Births428 years ago
Births389 years ago

1640 - Carlo Mannelli, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1697)

Births380 years ago

1649 - Samuel Carpenter, Deputy Governor of colonial Pennsylvania (d. 1714)

Births371 years ago

1650 - William III of England, Prince of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (d. 1702)

Births370 years ago

1740 - Augustus Toplady, English cleric and hymn writer (d. 1778)

Births280 years ago

1765 - Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1836)

Births255 years ago

1809 - Benjamin Robbins Curtis, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1874)

Births211 years ago

1816 - Stephen Johnson Field, American lawyer and jurist 5th Chief Justice of California (d. 1899)

Births204 years ago

1821 - Thomas Keefer, Canadian engineer and businessman (d. 1915)

Births199 years ago

1836 - Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman (d. 1912)

Births184 years ago

1840 - William Giblin, Australian politician, 13th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1887)

Births180 years ago

1853 - Anna Bayerová, Czech physician (d. 1924)

Births167 years ago

1862 - Rasmus Rasmussen, Norwegian actor and director (d. 1932)

Births158 years ago

1868 - La Belle Otero, Spanish actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1965)

Births152 years ago

1873 - Kyōka Izumi, Japanese author, poet, and playwright (d. 1939)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Charles Despiau, French sculptor (d. 1946)

Births146 years ago

1879 - Will Rogers, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1935)

Births141 years ago

1883 - Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general and politician 135th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1953)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Harry Ferguson, Irish engineer, invented the tractor (d. 1960)

Births136 years ago

1887 - Alfred Lee Loomis, American physicist and philanthropist (d. 1975)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Alton Adams, American composer and bandleader (d. 1987)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Klabund, German author and poet (d. 1928)

Births130 years ago

1896 - Carlos P. Garcia, Filipino lawyer and politician, 8th President of the Philippines (d. 1971)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Dolly Stark, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1968)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Lucrețiu Pătrășcanu, Romanian sociologist and activist (d. 1954)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist, author, and academic (d. 1974)

Births119 years ago

1904 - Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish engineer, technician, and academic (d. 1967)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet and translator (d. 2007)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Sterling North, American author and critic (d. 1974)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer and photographer (d. 1997)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Joseph Rotblat, Polish-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Evelyn Bryan Johnson, American colonel and pilot (d. 2012)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (d. 1974)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Skeeter Webb, American baseball player and manager (d. 1986)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Dixie Lee, American actress and singer (d. 1952)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Vadim Salmanov, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1978)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Carlos "Botong" Francisco, Filipino painter (d. 1969)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1983)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Gig Young, American actor (d. 1978)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Carlos Castillo Armas, Authoritarian ruler of Guatemala (1954-1957) (d. 1957)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Marguerite Patten, English economist and author (d. 2015)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Ismail Abdul Rahman, Malaysian politician (d. 1973)

Births105 years ago

1916 - John Basilone, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Walter Cronkite, American journalist, voice actor, and producer (d. 2009)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Ruth Handler, American businesswoman, created Barbie (d. 2002)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Art Carney, American actor (d. 2003)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Cameron Mitchell, American actor (d. 1994)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Martin Balsam, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Eric Thompson, English race car driver and businessman (d. 2015)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Mary Sherman Morgan, American scientist and engineer (d. 2004)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Benno Besson, Swiss-German actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Freddy Heineken, Dutch businessman (d. 2002)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Howie Meeker, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician

Births97 years ago

1923 - Eugene Sledge, American soldier, author, and academic (d. 2001)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Gamani Corea, Sri Lankan economist and diplomat (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Doris Roberts, American actress (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Cuban-American conga player and composer (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Larry Bunker, American drummer and vibraphone player (d. 2005)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Hannah Weiner, American poet and author (d. 1997)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Eugenio Lopez Jr., Filipino businessman and chairman of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation (d. 1999)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Anastasios of Albania, Greek-Albanian archbishop

Births91 years ago

1929 - Shakuntala Devi, Indian mathematician and astrologer (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1930 - James E. Brewton, American painter (d. 1967)

Births90 years ago

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

Births90 years ago

1930 - Dick Groat, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births90 years ago

1930 - Frank J. Prial, American journalist and author (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Bernard Francis Law, Mexican-American cardinal (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Thomas Klestil, Austrian politician and diplomat, 10th President of Austria (d. 2004)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Tommy Makem, Irish singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Tito Francona, American baseball player (d. 2018)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Charles K. Kao, Chinese physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)

Births87 years ago

1933 - C. Odumegwu Ojukwu, Nigerian colonel and politician, President of Biafra (d. 2011)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Barry Crocker, Australian singer, actor, and television host

Births85 years ago

1935 - Elgar Howarth, English conductor and composer

Births85 years ago

1936 - C. K. Williams, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Loretta Swit, American actress and singer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Michael Wilson, Canadian academic and politician, 31st Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 2019)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Gail E. Haley, American author and illustrator

Births81 years ago

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

Births81 years ago

1940 - Delbert McClinton, American singer-songwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Marlène Jobert, French actress, singer, and author

Births80 years ago

1941 - Kafi Benz, American conservationist, environmentalist, historic preservationist, author, artist, community leader

Births79 years ago

1941 - Lyndall Gordon, South African-English author and academic

Births79 years ago

1942 - Patricia Bath, American ophthalmologist and academic (d. 2019)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Clark Graebner, American tennis player

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bob Wollek, French race car driver and skier (d. 2001)

Births77 years ago

1946 - Laura Bush, American educator and librarian, 45th First Lady of the United States

Births74 years ago

1946 - Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (d. 1989)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Jerry Fleck, American actor, director, and production manager (d. 2003)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Rod Marsh, Australian cricketer and coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Ali Özgentürk, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Alexei Ulanov, Russian figure skater

Births73 years ago

1947 - Ludmila Velikova, Russian figure skater and coach

Births73 years ago

1948 - Alexis Hunter, New Zealand-English painter and photographer (d. 2014)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Amadou Toumani Touré, Malian soldier and politician, President of Mali

Births72 years ago

1949 - Garo Aida, Japanese photographer and author

Births71 years ago

1950 - Charles Frazier, American novelist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Markie Post, American actress

Births70 years ago

1950 - Nik Powell, English businessman, co-founded Virgin Group

Births70 years ago

1951 - Traian Băsescu, Romanian captain and politician, 4th President of Romania

Births69 years ago
Births68 years ago

1953 - Mick Buckley, English footballer (d. 2013)

Births67 years ago

1953 - P. J. Carey, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Carlos Gutierrez, Cuban-American businessman and politician, 35th United States Secretary of Commerce

Births67 years ago

1953 - Peter Lord, English animator, director, and producer, co-founded Aardman Animations

Births67 years ago

1953 - Van Stephenson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Jacques Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver

Births67 years ago

1954 - Chris Difford, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Alhaj Moulana Ghousavi Shah, Indian author, poet, and scholar

Births65 years ago

1955 - Matti Vanhanen, Finnish journalist and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Finland

Births65 years ago

1956 - Tom Greenhalgh, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - James Honeyman-Scott, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 1982)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Jordan Rudess, American keyboard player and songwriter

Births64 years ago

1957 - Tony Abbott, English-Australian scholar and politician, 28th Prime Minister of Australia

Births63 years ago

1957 - Richard Harrington, English businessman and politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Aleksandr Tkachyov, Russian gymnast and coach

Births63 years ago

1958 - Lee Jasper, English activist and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Anne Sweeney, American businesswoman

Births62 years ago

1959 - Ken Kirzinger, Canadian actor and stuntman

Births61 years ago

1960 - Marc Awodey, American painter and poet (d. 2012)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kathy Griffin, American comedian and actress

Births60 years ago

1961 - Daron Hagen, American pianist, composer, and conductor

Births59 years ago

1961 - Edward Knight, American composer and academic

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ralph Macchio, American actor

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jeff Probst, American television host and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Steve Rotheram, English politician, Lord Mayor of Liverpool

Births59 years ago

1961 - Nigel Worthington, Northern Irish footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1962 - Arvo Volmer, Estonian conductor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and television host (d. 1999)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Yūko Mizutani, Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2016)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Wayne Static, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)

Births55 years ago

1967 - Daisuke Asakura, Japanese songwriter and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Yılmaz Erdoğan, Turkish actor, director, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Eric Karros, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Asif Mujtaba, Pakistani cricketer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Matthew Tobin Anderson, American author, critic, and educator

Births52 years ago

1968 - Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Lee Germon, New Zealand cricketer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Sean Combs, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Matthew McConaughey, American actor and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Tim DeBoom, American triathlete

Births50 years ago

1970 - Malena Ernman, Swedish soprano

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tony Sly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)

Births50 years ago

1971 - Gregory Porter, American jazz singer-songwriter and actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Tabu, Indian actress

Births49 years ago

1972 - Luís Figo, Portuguese footballer and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1975 - Éric Fichaud, Canadian ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Eduard Koksharov, Russian handball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mikki Moore, American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Orlando Pace, American football player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (d. 2010)

Births45 years ago

1976 - Daniel Bahr, German banker and politician, German Federal Minister of Health

Births44 years ago

1976 - Bruno Junqueira, Brazilian race car driver

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mario Melchiot, Dutch footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kenji Osawa, Japanese mixed martial artist

Births44 years ago

1976 - James Dale Ritchie, American serial killer (d. 2016)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Makoto Tamada, Japanese motorcycle racer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Peter Van Houdt, Belgian footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Larry Bigbie, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - John Grabow, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1980 - Jerry Collins, Samoan-New Zealand rugby player (d. 2015)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Richard Owens, American football player and coach

Births40 years ago

1980 - Dan Stoenescu, Romanian career diplomat, political scientist, journalist, and essayist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Guy Martin, English motorcycle racer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Vince Wilfork, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Devin Hester, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kamila Skolimowska, Polish hammer thrower (d. 2009)

Births38 years ago

1983 - Anton Buslov, Russian astrophysicist and journalist (d. 2014)

Births37 years ago

1984 - Dustin Brown, American ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ayila Yussuf, Nigerian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Marcell Jansen, German footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Miki Miyamura, Japanese tennis player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Suhas Gopinath, Indian businessman

Births34 years ago

1986 - Alexz Johnson, Canadian actress and singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Szymon Pawłowski, Polish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Adrian Zaugg, South African race car driver

Births34 years ago

1987 - Tim Breukers, Dutch footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Laura Geitz, Australian netball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Artur Jędrzejczyk, Polish footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - David Mead, Papua New Guinean rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Dez Bryant, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Nathan Ross, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1990 - Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Canadian actor

Births30 years ago

1991 - Alon Day, Israeli race car driver

Births29 years ago

1991 - Lesley Kerkhove, Dutch tennis player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Julian Wießmeier, German footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Yurii Bieliaiev, Belarusian ice dancer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Hiroki Nakada, Japanese footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Elisabeth Seitz, German gymnast

Births27 years ago

1994 - Billy Stanlake, Australian cricketer

Births26 years ago

1996 - Kaitlin Hawayek, American ice dancer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Michael Christian Martinez, Filipino figure skater

Births24 years ago

1996 - John Olive, Australian rugby league player

Births24 years ago

1997 - Bea Binene, Filipina television actress

Births23 years ago

Deaths

604 - Yohl Ik'nal, Mayan queen

Deaths

915 - Zhang, Chinese empress (b. 892)

Deaths

1035 - Jaromír, duke of Bohemia

Deaths985 years ago
Deaths817 years ago

1212 - Felix of Valois, French saint (b. 1127)

Deaths808 years ago

1360 - Elizabeth de Clare, English noblewoman (b. 1295)

Deaths660 years ago

1411 - Khalil Sultan of Timurid (b. 1384)

Deaths609 years ago

1428 - Sophia of Bavaria, queen of Bohemia (b. 1376)

Deaths592 years ago

1485 - Françoise d'Amboise, duchess of Brittany (b. 1427)

Deaths535 years ago
Deaths444 years ago

1581 - Mathurin Romegas, rival Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. c.1525)

Deaths439 years ago

1652 - Jean-Charles della Faille, Flemish priest and mathematician (b. 1597)

Deaths368 years ago

1658 - Antoine Le Maistre, French lawyer and author (b. 1608)

Deaths362 years ago

1669 - Johannes Cocceius, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1603)

Deaths351 years ago

1698 - Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician and mathematician (b. 1625)

Deaths322 years ago

1702 - John Benbow, English admiral (b. 1653)

Deaths318 years ago

1704 - Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist and scholar (b. 1654)

Deaths316 years ago

1781 - Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet and songwriter (b. 1721)

Deaths239 years ago

1801 - William Shippen, American physician and anatomist (b. 1712)

Deaths219 years ago

1847 - Felix Mendelssohn, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1809)

Deaths173 years ago

1847 - Thiệu Trị, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1807)

Deaths173 years ago

1856 - Paul Delaroche, French painter and educator (b. 1797)

Deaths164 years ago

1886 - James Martin, Irish-Australian politician, 6th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1820)

Deaths134 years ago

1893 - Pierre Tirard, Swiss-French engineer and politician, 54th Prime Minister of France (b. 1827)

Deaths127 years ago

1895 - Eugene Field, American journalist, author, and poet (b. 1850)

Deaths125 years ago

1906 - John H. Ketcham, American general and politician (b. 1832)

Deaths114 years ago

1918 - Wilfred Owen, English lieutenant and poet (b. 1893)

Deaths102 years ago

1921 - Hara Takashi, Japanese politician, 10th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1856)

Deaths99 years ago

1924 - Richard Conner, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1843)

Deaths96 years ago

1924 - Gabriel Fauré, French pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1845)

Deaths96 years ago

1930 - Akiyama Yoshifuru, Japanese general (b. 1859)

Deaths90 years ago

1930 - Buddy Bolden, American cornet player and bandleader (b. 1877)

Deaths90 years ago

1931 - Luigi Galleani, Italian theorist and activist (b. 1861)

Deaths89 years ago

1940 - Arthur Rostron, English captain (b. 1869)

Deaths80 years ago

1946 - Rüdiger von der Goltz, German general (b. 1865)

Deaths74 years ago
Deaths72 years ago

1950 - Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player and coach (b. 1887)

Deaths70 years ago

1954 - Stig Dagerman, Swedish journalist and writer (b. 1923)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Robert E. Sherwood, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1896)

Deaths65 years ago

1955 - Cy Young, American baseball player and manager (b. 1867)

Deaths65 years ago
Deaths63 years ago

1956 - Freddie Dixon, English motorcycle racer and race car driver (b. 1892)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Friedrich Waismann, Austrian mathematician, physicist, and philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1896)

Deaths61 years ago

1968 - Horace Gould, English race car driver (b. 1918)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Michel Kikoine, Belarusian-French painter and soldier (b. 1892)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Carlos Marighella, Brazilian author and activist (b. 1911)

Deaths51 years ago

1974 - Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (b. 1909)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Francis Dvornik, Czech priest and academic (b. 1893)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Izzat Husrieh, Syrian journalist, historian, and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Toni Ulmen, German race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1906)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Tom Reamy, American author and illustrator (b. 1935)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Elsie MacGill, Canadian-American engineer and author (b. 1905)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Burhan Felek, Turkish lawyer and journalist (b. 1889)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Gil Whitney, American journalist (b. 1940)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Ümit Yaşar Oğuzcan, Turkish poet and author (b. 1926)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Kurt Hirsch, German-English mathematician and academic (b. 1906)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Kleanthis Vikelidis, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1916)

Deaths32 years ago

1992 - George Klein, Canadian engineer, invented the motorized wheelchair (b. 1904)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Sam Francis, American soldier and painter (b. 1923)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher and scholar (b. 1925)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Paul Eddington, English actor (b. 1927)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli general and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1922)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Morrie Schwartz, American sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1916)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Richard Hooker, American novelist (b. 1924)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian cricketer and coach (b. 1958)

Deaths21 years ago

2003 - Charles Causley, Cornish author and poet (b. 1917)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Richard Wollheim, English philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Nadia Anjuman, Afghan journalist and poet (b. 1980)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Sheree North, American actress and dancer (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Graham Payn, South African-born English actor and singer (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Hiro Takahashi, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1964)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1915)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (b. 1908)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Karl Rebane, Estonian physicist and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Michael Crichton, American physician, author, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Rosella Hightower, American ballerina (b. 1920)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Juan Camilo Mouriño, French-Mexican economist and politician, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1971)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Hubertus Brandenburg, German bishop (b. 1923)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Sparky Anderson, American baseball player and manager (b. 1934)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Arnold Green, Latvian-Estonian soldier and politician (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Andy Rooney, American author, critic, journalist, and television personality (b. 1919)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - David Resnick, Brazilian-Israeli architect, designed Yad Kennedy (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - John D. Hawk, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Leonid Stolovich, Russian-Estonian philosopher and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ray Willsey, Canadian-American football player and coach (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Enrique Olivera, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 2nd Chief of Government of the City of Buenos Aires (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - George Edgar Slusser, American author and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - S. Donald Stookey, American physicist and chemist, invented CorningWare (b. 1915)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Piotr Domaradzki, Polish-American historian and journalist (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - René Girard, French-American historian, philosopher, and critic (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Károly Horváth, Romanian-Hungarian cellist, flute player, and composer (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Lee Robinson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1943)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Catherine Davani, first female Papua New Guinean judge (b. 1960)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Mansour Pourheidari, Iranian football player and coach (b. 1946)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Isabel Granada, Filipino-Spanish actress and singer (b. 1976)

Deaths3 years ago

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