Holidays and observances

Birth of Sun Yat-Sen, also Doctors' Day and Cultural Renaissance Day. (Republic of China)

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

Events

954 - The 13-year-old Lothair III is crowned at the Abbey of Saint-Remi as king of the West Frankish Kingdom.

Events

1028 - Future Byzantine empress Zoe takes the throne as empress consort to Romanos III Argyros.

Events992 years ago

1330 - Battle of Posada ends: Wallachian Voievode Basarab I defeats the Hungarian army by ambush.

Events690 years ago

1439 - Plymouth becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.

Events581 years ago
Events227 years ago

1892 - William Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.

Events128 years ago

1893 - Abdur Rahman Khan accepts the Durand Line as the border between Afghanistan and the British Raj.

Events127 years ago

1905 - Norway holds a referendum resulting in popular approval of the Storting's decision to authorise the government to make the offer of the throne of the newly-independent country.

Events115 years ago

1912 - King George I of Greece makes a triumphal entry into Thessaloniki after its liberation from 482 years of Ottoman rule.

Events108 years ago

1912 - The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

Events108 years ago

1918 - Austria becomes a republic. After the proclamation, a coup attempt by the communist Red Guard was defeated by the social-democratic Volkswehr.

Events102 years ago
Events100 years ago

1927 - Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union.

Events93 years ago

1928 - SS Vestris sinks approximately 200 miles (320 km) off Hampton Roads, Virginia, killing at least 110 passengers, mostly women and children who die after the vessel is abandoned.

Events92 years ago

1936 - In California, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.

Events84 years ago
Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov arrives in Berlin to discuss the possibility of the Soviet Union joining the Axis Powers.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: Temperatures around Moscow drop to -12 °C as the Soviet Union launches ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Soviet cruiser Chervona Ukraina is destroyed during the Battle of Sevastopol.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces begins near Guadalcanal. The battle lasts for three days and ends with an American victory.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Royal Air Force launches 29 Avro Lancaster bombers, which sink the German battleship Tirpitz, with 12,000 lb Tallboy bombs off Tromsø, Norway.

Events76 years ago

1948 - In Tokyo, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East sentences seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, to death for their roles in World War II.

Events72 years ago

1954 - Ellis Island ceased operations.

Events66 years ago

1956 - Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia join the United Nations.

Events64 years ago

1956 - In the midst of the Suez Crisis, Palestinian refugees are shot dead in Rafah by Israeli soldiers following the invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Events64 years ago

1958 - A team of rock climbers led by Warren Harding completes the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

Events62 years ago

1969 - Vietnam War: Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the story of the My Lai Massacre.

Events51 years ago

1970 - The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous "exploding whale" incident.

Events50 years ago

1970 - The 1970 Bhola cyclone makes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history.

Events50 years ago

1971 - Vietnam War: As part of Vietnamization, US President Richard Nixon sets February 1, 1972 as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam.

Events49 years ago

1975 - The Comoros joins the United Nations.

Events45 years ago

1977 - France conducts the Oreste nuclear test as 14th in the group of 29, 1975–78 French nuclear tests series.

Events43 years ago

1979 - Iran hostage crisis: In response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran.

Events41 years ago

1980 - The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings.

Events40 years ago

1981 - Space Shuttle program: Mission STS-2, utilizing the Space Shuttle Columbia, marks the first time a manned spacecraft is launched into space twice.

Events39 years ago
Events38 years ago

1990 - Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.

Events30 years ago

1990 - Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

Events30 years ago

1991 - Santa Cruz massacre: Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.

Events29 years ago

1995 - Erdut Agreement regarding the peaceful resolution to the Croatian War of Independence was reached.

Events25 years ago

1996 - A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane collide in mid-air near New Delhi, killing 349. The deadliest mid-air collision to date.

Events24 years ago

1997 - Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Events23 years ago

1999 - The 7.2 MwDüzce earthquake shakes northwestern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 845 people were killed and almost 5,000 were injured.

Events21 years ago

2001 - In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 en route to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

Events19 years ago

2001 - War in Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.

Events19 years ago

2003 - Iraq War: In Nasiriyah, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.

Events17 years ago

2003 - Shanghai Transrapid sets a new world speed record (501 kilometres per hour (311 mph)) for commercial railway systems, which remains the fastest for unmodified commercial rail vehicles.

Events17 years ago

2011 - Silvio Berlusconi tenders his resignation as Prime Minister of Italy, effective November 16, due in large part to the European sovereign debt crisis.

Events9 years ago

2011 - A blast in Iran's Shahid Modarres missile base leads to the death of 17 of the Revolutionary Guards members, including Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, a key figure in Iran's missile program.

Events9 years ago

2014 - The Philae lander, deployed from the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, reaches the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Events6 years ago

2015 - Two suicide bombers detonated explosives in Bourj el-Barajneh, Beirut, killing 43 people and injuring over 200 others.

Events5 years ago

2017 - The 7.3 MwKermanshah earthquake shakes the northern Iran-Iraq border with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). At least 410 people were killed and over 7,000 were injured.

Events3 years ago

Births

1450 - Jacques of Savoy, Count of Romont, Prince of Savoy (d. 1486)

Births570 years ago

1492 - Johan Rantzau, German general (d. 1565)

Births528 years ago

1494 - Margaret of Anhalt-Köthen, Princess of Anhalt by birth, by marriage Duchess of Saxony (d. 1521)

Births526 years ago

1528 - Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (d. 1588)

Births492 years ago

1547 - Claude of Valois (d. 1575)

Births473 years ago

1579 - Albrecht of Hanau-Münzenberg, German nobleman (d. 1635)

Births441 years ago

1606 - Jeanne Mance, French-Canadian nurse, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (d. 1673)

Births414 years ago

1615 - Richard Baxter, English minister, poet, and theologian (d. 1691)

Births405 years ago

1627 - Diego Luis de San Vitores, Spanish Jesuit missionary (d. 1672)

Births393 years ago

1651 - Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican nun, poet, and scholar (d. 1695)

Births369 years ago

1655 - Francis Nicholson, British Army general and colonial administrator (d. 1727)

Births365 years ago

1684 - Edward Vernon, English admiral and politician (d. 1757)

Births336 years ago

1729 - Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French admiral and explorer (d. 1811)

Births291 years ago

1755 - Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (d. 1813)

Births265 years ago

1780 - Piet Retief, South African ruler (d. 1838)

Births240 years ago

1793 - Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, Livonian physician and botanist (d. 1831)

Births227 years ago

1795 - Thaddeus William Harris, American entomologist and botanist (d. 1856)

Births225 years ago

1815 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American activist (d. 1902)

Births205 years ago

1817 - Bahá'u'lláh, Persian spiritual leader, founded the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892)

Births203 years ago

1833 - Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (d. 1887)

Births187 years ago

1840 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor and illustrator, created The Thinker (d. 1917)

Births180 years ago

1842 - John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)

Births178 years ago

1848 - Eduard Müller, Swiss lawyer and politician, 51st President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1919)

Births172 years ago

1850 - Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player and theoretician (d. 1908)

Births170 years ago

1866 - Sun Yat-sen, Chinese physician and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (d. 1925)

Births154 years ago

1872 - William Fay, Irish actor and producer (d. 1947)

Births148 years ago

1881 - Olev Siinmaa, Estonian-Swedish architect (d. 1948)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Maximilian von Weichs, German field marshal (d. 1954)

Births139 years ago

1886 - Günther Dyhrenfurth, German geologist and mountaineer (d. 1975)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Ben Travers, English author and playwright (d. 1980)

Births134 years ago

1889 - DeWitt Wallace, American publisher and philanthropist, co-founded Reader's Digest (d. 1981)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (d. 1974)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Tudor Davies, Welsh tenor and actor (d. 1958)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Thorleif Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian zoologist and comparative psychologist (d. 1976)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Manuel Alonso Areizaga, Spanish tennis player (d. 1984)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Nima Yooshij, Iranian poet and academic (d. 1960)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist and author (d. 1987)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Karl Marx, German composer and conductor (d. 1985)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (d. 1999)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Stanley Graham, New Zealand mass murderer (d. 1941)

Births120 years ago

1901 - James Luther Adams, American minister and theologian (d. 1994)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Jack Oakie, American actor (d. 1978)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Max Hoffman, Austrian-born car importer and businessman (d. 1981)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Louise Thaden, American pilot (d. 1979)

Births115 years ago

1906 - George Dillon, American soldier and poet (d. 1968)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Harry Blackmun, American lawyer and judge (d. 1999)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (d. 1981)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Buck Clayton, American trumpet player and academic (d. 1991)

Births109 years ago

1914 - Peter Whitehead, English race car driver (d. 1958)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Roland Barthes, French philosopher, theorist, and critic (d. 1980)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Paul Emery, English race car driver (d. 1993)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer and academic (d. 2000)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Jo Stafford, American singer (d. 2008)

Births103 years ago

1919 - France Štiglic, Slovenian film director and screenwriter (d. 1993)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Jackie Washington, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2009)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Richard Quine, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Tadeusz Borowski, Polish poet, author, and journalist (d. 1951)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Kim Hunter, American actress (d. 2002)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Ian Graham, English archaeologist and explorer (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, Mexican poet and scholar (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Sam Jones, American bassist, cellist, and composer (d. 1981)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Robert Goff, Baron Goff of Chieveley, English lawyer and judge (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1927 - František Šťastný, Czech motorcycle racer and sportscaster (d. 2000)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician and theorist (d. 1958)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Grace Kelly, American actress, later Princess Grace of Monaco (d. 1982)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Michael Ende, German author and fiction writer (d. 1995)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Bob Crewe, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1934 - Charles Manson, American cult leader (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1934 - John McGahern, Irish author and educator (d. 2006)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Vavá, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2002)

Births86 years ago

1938 - Denis DeJordy, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births82 years ago

1938 - Benjamin Mkapa, Tanzanian journalist and politician, 3rd President of Tanzania

Births82 years ago

1938 - Mort Shuman, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1991)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Lucia Popp, Slovak soprano (d. 1993)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Amjad Khan, Indian actor & director (d. 1992)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Michel Audet, Canadian economist and politician

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jürgen Todenhöfer, German judge and politician

Births80 years ago

1943 - Errol Brown, Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Brian Hyland, American pop singer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Wallace Shawn, American actor, comedian and playwright

Births77 years ago

1943 - Björn Waldegård, Swedish race car driver (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1943 - John Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Booker T. Jones, American pianist, saxophonist, songwriter, and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Al Michaels, American sportscaster

Births76 years ago

1945 - Michael Bishop, American author and educator

Births75 years ago

1945 - Neil Young, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Judith Roitman, American mathematician and academic

Births75 years ago

1946 - Alexandra Charles, Swedish businesswoman

Births74 years ago

1947 - Buck Dharma, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Patrice Leconte, French director and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Hassan Rouhani, Iranian lawyer and politician; 7th President of Iran

Births72 years ago

1949 - Ron Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1992)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jack Reed, American soldier and politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Barbara Fairchild, American country and gospel singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1953 - Baaba Maal, Senegalese singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Paul McNamee, Australian tennis player

Births66 years ago

1955 - Les McKeown, Scottish pop singer

Births65 years ago

1957 - Tim Samaras, American engineer, storm chaser (d. 2013)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Megan Mullally, American actress and singer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Nick Stellino, Italian-American chef and author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Mykola Vynnychenko, Ukrainian race walker

Births62 years ago

1959 - Vincent Irizarry, American actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Toshihiko Sahashi, Japanese composer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Maurane, Belgian singer and actress (d. 2018)

Births60 years ago

1961 - Nadia Comăneci, Romanian gymnast and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Kuniko Asagi, Japanese actress and television host

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jon Dough, American porn actor, director, and producer (d. 2006)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mariella Frostrup, Norwegian journalist and actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mark Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Neal Shusterman, American author and poet

Births58 years ago

1962 - Naomi Wolf, American author and activist

Births58 years ago

1964 - Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)

Births56 years ago

1964 - David Ellefson, American bass player and songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Wang Kuang-hui, Taiwanese baseball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Barbara Stühlmeyer, German musicologist, church musician and writer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Lex Lang, American voice actor and producer

Births55 years ago

1967 - Bassim Al-Karbalaei, Iraqi Eulogy Reciter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Disco Inferno, American wrestler and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Iryna Khalip, Belarusian journalist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Michael Moorer, American boxer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Grant Nicholas, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1968 - Kathleen Hanna, American singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sammy Sosa, Dominican-American baseball player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Aaron Stainthorpe, English-German singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Ian Bremmer, American political scientist and author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jason Cundy, English footballer and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1969 - Rob Schrab, American writer and artist

Births51 years ago

1970 - Elektra, American wrestler, model, and dancer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tonya Harding, American figure skater

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sarah Harmer, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Oscar Strasnoy, French-Argentine composer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Chen Guangcheng, Chinese-American lawyer and activist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Vassilios Tsiartas, Greek footballer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Radha Mitchell, Australian actress

Births47 years ago

1974 - Alessandro Birindelli, Italian footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Jason Lezak, American swimmer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Tevin Campbell, American R&B singer-songwriter and actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Judith Holofernes, German singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Richelle Mead, American author and educator

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer and journalist

Births44 years ago

1977 - Benni McCarthy, South African footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Lee Murray, English mixed martial artist

Births43 years ago

1978 - Alexandra Maria Lara, Romanian-German actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mista, Spanish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ashley Williams, American actress

Births42 years ago

1979 - Matt Cappotelli, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2018)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Chad Cornes, Australian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Cote de Pablo, Chilean actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Lucas Glover, American golfer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Corey Maggette, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births41 years ago

1979 - Matt Stevic, Australian footballer and umpire

Births41 years ago

1980 - Shaun Cooper, American bass player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Nur Fettahoğlu, German-Turkish journalist and actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor, producer and singer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Charlie Hodgson, English rugby player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Annika Becker, German pole vaulter

Births39 years ago

1981 - DJ Campbell, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sergio Floccari, Italian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Anne Hathaway, American actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Charlie Morton, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Sepp De Roover, Belgian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Omarion, American singer, songwriter, actor and dancer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jorge Masvidal, American mixed martial artist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sandara Park, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Conrad Rautenbach, Zimbabwean race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Yan Zi, Chinese tennis player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Arianny Celeste, American model and actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Adlène Guedioura, French-Algerian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Ignazio Abate, Italian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nedum Onuoha, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jason Day, Australian golfer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kengo Kora, Japanese actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Bryan Little, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Russell Westbrook, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Hiroshi Kiyotake, Japanese footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Florent Manaudou, French swimmer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Harmeet Singh, Norwegian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Siim-Sander Vene, Estonian basketball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Gijs Van Hoecke, Belgian cyclist

Births29 years ago

1992 - Trey Burke, American basketball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Adam Larsson, Swedish ice hockey player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Luguelín Santos, Dominican sprinter

Births27 years ago

1994 - Guillaume Cizeron, French ice dancer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Felix Lengyel, aka xQc, French-Canadian professional gamer and Twitch streamer

Births25 years ago

Deaths

657 - Livinus, Irish apostle (b. c.580)

Deaths

973 - Burchard III, Frankish nobleman (b. c.915)

Deaths

975 - Notker Physicus, Swiss painter

Deaths

1035 - Cnut the Great, Danish-English king (b. c.995)

Deaths985 years ago
Deaths933 years ago
Deaths926 years ago
Deaths818 years ago

1209 - Phillipe de Plessis, Grand Master of the Knights Templar (b. 1165)

Deaths811 years ago

1218 - Henry de Abergavenny, Prior of Abergavenny and Bishop of Llandaff

Deaths802 years ago

1347 - John of Viktring, Austrian chronicler and political advisor (b. c.1270)

Deaths673 years ago
Deaths645 years ago

1434 - Louis III of Anjou (b. 1403)

Deaths586 years ago

1555 - Stephen Gardiner, English bishop and politician, English Secretary of State (b. 1497)

Deaths465 years ago

1555 - Zhang Jing, Ming Chinese general

Deaths465 years ago

1562 - Pietro Martire Vermigli, Italian theologian (b. 1500)

Deaths458 years ago

1567 - Anne de Montmorency, French general and diplomat (b. 1493)

Deaths453 years ago

1572 - Henry of Stolberg, German nobleman (b. 1509)

Deaths448 years ago

1595 - John Hawkins, English admiral and shipbuilder (b. 1532)

Deaths425 years ago

1623 - Josaphat Kuncevyc, Lithuanian archbishop (b. c. 1582)

Deaths397 years ago

1667 - Hans Nansen, Danish politician (b. 1598)

Deaths353 years ago

1671 - Thomas Fairfax, English general and politician (b. 1612)

Deaths349 years ago

1742 - Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)

Deaths278 years ago

1793 - Jean Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer, mathematician, and politician, 1st Mayor of Paris (b. 1736)

Deaths227 years ago

1793 - Lord George Gordon, English politician (b. 1751)

Deaths227 years ago

1836 - Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentinian general and politician, 6th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (b. 1773)

Deaths184 years ago

1847 - William Christopher Zeise, Danish chemist who prepared Zeise's salt, one of the first organometallic compounds (b. 1789)

Deaths173 years ago

1865 - Elizabeth Gaskell, English author (b. 1810)

Deaths155 years ago

1896 - Joseph James Cheeseman, Liberian politician, 12th President of Liberia (b. 1843)

Deaths124 years ago

1902 - William Henry Barlow, English engineer (b. 1812)

Deaths118 years ago

1916 - Percival Lowell, American astronomer, mathematician, and author (b. 1855)

Deaths104 years ago

1933 - John Cady, American golfer (b. 1866)

Deaths87 years ago

1933 - F. Holland Day, American photographer and publisher (b. 1864)

Deaths87 years ago

1939 - Norman Bethune, Canadian physician and humanitarian (b. 1890)

Deaths81 years ago

1946 - Albert Bond Lambert, American golfer and pilot (b. 1875)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian academic and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (b. 1861)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - Umberto Giordano, Italian composer (b. 1867)

Deaths72 years ago

1950 - Lesley Ashburner, American hurdler (b. 1883)

Deaths70 years ago

1950 - Julia Marlowe, English-American actress (b. 1865)

Deaths70 years ago

1955 - Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer and architect, designed the Grand Hotel Aranybika (b. 1878)

Deaths65 years ago

1955 - Tin Ujević, Croatian poet and translator (b. 1891)

Deaths65 years ago

1955 - Sarah Wambaugh, American political scientist, world authority on plebiscites (b. 1882)

Deaths65 years ago

1958 - Gustaf Söderström, Swedish shot putter, discus thrower, and tug of war competitor (b. 1865)

Deaths62 years ago

1962 - Roque González Garza, Mexican general and acting president (1915) (b. 1885)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - Taher Saifuddin, Indian spiritual leader, 51st Da'i al-Mutlaq (b. 1888)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - Liu Shaoqi, Chinese politician, 2nd Chairman of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Johanna von Caemmerer, German mathematician (d. 1971)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Rudolf Friml, Czech-American pianist and composer (b. 1879)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Tommy Wisdom, English race car driver and journalist (b. 1906)

Deaths48 years ago

1976 - Mikhail Gurevich, Russian engineer, co-founded Mikoyan (b. 1893)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Walter Piston, American composer and academic (b. 1894)

Deaths44 years ago

1981 - William Holden, American actor (b. 1918)

Deaths39 years ago

1986 - Minoru Yasui, American lawyer and activist (b. 1916)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Cornelis Vreeswijk, Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (b. 1937)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Eve Arden, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Gabriele Tinti, Italian actor (b. 1932)

Deaths29 years ago

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

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Wilma Rudolph, American sprinter and educator (b. 1940)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - Carlos Surinach, Spanish-American composer and conductor (b. 1915)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Roy Hollis, English footballer (b. 1925)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Sally Shlaer, American mathematician and engineer (b. 1938)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Franck Pourcel, French conductor and composer (b. 1913)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Albert Hague, German-American actor and composer (b. 1920)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Tony Miles, English chess player and theoretician (b. 1955)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Jonathan Brandis, American actor (b. 1976)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director and screenwriter (b. 1986)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Penny Singleton, American actress (b. 1908)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Tony Thompson, American drummer (b. 1954)

Deaths17 years ago

2007 - K. C. Ibrahim, Indian cricketer (b. 1919)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ira Levin, American novelist, playwright, and songwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Catherine Baker Knoll, American educator and politician, 30th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1930)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (b. 1947)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (b. 1933)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Hans Hammarskiöld, Swedish photographer (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sergio Oliva, Cuban-American bodybuilder (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Daniel Stern, American psychologist and theorist (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Steve Rexe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Konrad Rudnicki, Polish astronomer and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Aleksandr Serebrov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Tavener, English composer and educator (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kurt Trampedach, Danish painter and sculptor (b. 1943)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ravi Chopra, Indian director and producer (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Warren Clarke, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Marge Roukema, American educator and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Valery Senderov, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1945)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer (b. 1983)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jihadi John, terrorist (b. 1988)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Lupita Tovar, Mexican-American actress (b. 1910)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Egyptian Actor (b. 1946)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Stan Lee, American comic book writer, editor, and publisher (b. 1922)

Deaths2 years ago

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