Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which National Day of Mourning or Volkstrauertag can fall, observed two Sundays before the first of Advent. (Germany)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

1002 - English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice's Day massacre.

Events1018 years ago

1093 - Battle of Alnwick: in an English victory over the Scots, Malcolm III of Scotland, and his son Edward, are killed.

Events927 years ago
Events860 years ago

1642 - First English Civil War: Battle of Turnham Green: The Royalist forces withdraw in the face of the Parliamentarian army and fail to take London.

Events378 years ago

1775 - American Revolutionary War: Patriot revolutionary forces under Gen. Richard Montgomery occupy Montreal.

Events245 years ago

1841 - James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnotism.

Events179 years ago

1851 - The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, before moving to the other side of Elliott Bay to what would become Seattle.

Events169 years ago

1887 - Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.

Events133 years ago
Events119 years ago

1914 - Zaian War: Berber tribesmen inflict the heaviest defeat of French forces in Morocco at the Battle of El Herri.

Events106 years ago

1916 - World War I: Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.

Events104 years ago

1918 - World War I: Allied troops occupy Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire.

Events102 years ago

1927 - The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.

Events93 years ago

1940 - Walt Disney's animated musical film Fantasia is first released, on the first night of a roadshow at New York's Broadway Theatre.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is torpedoed by U-81, sinking the following day.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: U.S. and Japanese ships engage in an intense, close-quarters surface naval engagement during the Guadalcanal Campaign.

Events78 years ago

1947 - The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.

Events73 years ago
Events70 years ago

1954 - Great Britain defeats France to capture the first ever Rugby League World Cup in Paris in front of around 30,000 spectators.

Events66 years ago

1956 - The Supreme Court of the United States declares Alabama laws requiring segregated buses illegal, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Events64 years ago

1966 - In response to Fatah raids against Israelis near the West Bank border, Israel launches an attack on the village of As-Samu.

Events54 years ago

1969 - Vietnam War: Anti-war protesters in Washington, D.C. stage a symbolic March Against Death.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Bhola cyclone: A 150-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night.

Events50 years ago

1974 - Ronald DeFeo, Jr. murders his entire family in Amityville, Long Island in the house that would become known as The Amityville Horror.

Events46 years ago

1982 - Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim in a boxing match held in Las Vegas. Kim's subsequent death (on November 17) leads to significant changes in the sport.

Events38 years ago

1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.

Events38 years ago

1985 - The volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts and melts a glacier, causing a lahar (volcanic mudslide) that buries Armero, Colombia, killing approximately 23,000 people.

Events35 years ago

1985 - Xavier Suárez is sworn in as Miami's first Cuban-born mayor.

Events35 years ago

1989 - Hans-Adam II, the present Prince of Liechtenstein, begins his reign on the death of his father.

Events31 years ago

1990 - In Aramoana, New Zealand, David Gray shoots dead 13 people in a massacre before being tracked down and killed by police the next day.

Events30 years ago

1992 - The High Court of Australia rules in Dietrich v The Queen that although there is no absolute right to have publicly funded counsel, in most circumstances a judge should grant any request for an adjournment or stay when an accused is unrepresented.

Events28 years ago

1994 - In a referendum, voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union.

Events26 years ago

1995 - A truck-bomb explodes outside of a US-operated Saudi Arabian National Guard training center in Riyadh, killing five Americans and two Indians. A group called the Islamic Movement for Change claims responsibility.

Events25 years ago

2000 - Philippine House Speaker Manny Villar passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada.

Events20 years ago

2001 - War on Terror: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

Events19 years ago
Events18 years ago

2002 - During the Prestige oil spill a storm burst a tank of the oil tanker MV Prestige which was not allowed to dock and sank on November 19, 2002 off the coast of Galicia, spilling 63,000 metric tons of heavy fuel oil, more than the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill.

Events18 years ago

2012 - A total solar eclipse occurred in parts of Australia and the South Pacific

Events8 years ago

2013 - Hawaii legalizes same sex marriage.

Events7 years ago

2013 - 4 World Trade Center officially opens.

Events7 years ago

2015 - A set of coordinated terror attacks in Paris, including multiple shootings, explosions, and a hostage crisis in the 10th and 11th arrondissements kill 130 people, seven attackers, and injured 368 others, with at least 80 critically wounded.

Events5 years ago

2015 - WT1190F, a temporary satellite of Earth, impacts just southeast of Sri Lanka.

Events5 years ago

Births

354 - Augustine of Hippo, Roman bishop and theologian (d. 430)

Births
Births708 years ago

1453 - Christoph I, Margrave of Baden-Baden (1475–1515) (d. 1527)

Births567 years ago

1486 - Johann Eck, German theologian and academic (d. 1543)

Births534 years ago
Births527 years ago
Births516 years ago

1572 - Cyril Lucaris, Greek patriarch and theologian (d. 1638)

Births448 years ago

1559 - Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, Governor of the Low Countries (d. 1621)

Births461 years ago

1699 - Jan Zach, Czech violinist, organist, and composer (d. 1773)

Births321 years ago

1710 - Charles Simon Favart, French director and playwright (d. 1792)

Births310 years ago

1715 - Dorothea Erxleben, German first female medical doctor (d. 1762)

Births305 years ago

1732 - John Dickinson, American lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1808)

Births288 years ago

1760 - Jiaqing Emperor of China (d. 1820)

Births260 years ago

1761 - John Moore, Scottish general and politician (d. 1809)

Births259 years ago

1780 - Ranjit Singh, Sikh emperor (d. 1839)

Births240 years ago

1782 - Esaias Tegnér, Swedish bishop and educator (d. 1846)

Births238 years ago

1804 - Theophilus H. Holmes, American general (d. 1880)

Births216 years ago

1809 - John A. Dahlgren, American admiral (d. 1870)

Births211 years ago

1813 - Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Montenegrin metropolitan, philosopher, and poet (d. 1851)

Births207 years ago

1814 - Joseph Hooker, American general (d. 1879)

Births206 years ago

1833 - Edwin Booth, American actor and manager (d. 1893)

Births187 years ago

1837 - James T. Rapier, American lawyer and politician (d. 1883)

Births183 years ago
Births182 years ago

1841 - Edward Burd Grubb, Jr., American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Spain (d. 1913)

Births179 years ago

1847 - Mir Mosharraf Hossain, famous novelist of Bengali Literature (d. 1912)

Births173 years ago
Births172 years ago

1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist (d. 1894)

Births170 years ago

1853 - John Drew, Jr., American actor (d. 1927)

Births167 years ago

1854 - George Whitefield Chadwick, American composer and educator (d. 1931)

Births166 years ago

1856 - Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1941)

Births164 years ago

1864 - James Cannon Jr., American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (d. 1944)

Births156 years ago

1866 - Abraham Flexner, American educator, founded the Institute for Advanced Study (d. 1959)

Births154 years ago

1869 - Helene Stöcker, German author and activist (d. 1943)

Births151 years ago

1869 - Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian-American activist, journalist, and politician (d. 1962)

Births151 years ago

1872 - John M. Lyle, Irish-Canadian architect and educator, designed the Royal Alexandra Theatre (d. 1945)

Births148 years ago

1878 - Max Dehn, German-American mathematician and academic (d. 1952)

Births142 years ago

1879 - John Grieb, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1939)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Jesús García, Mexican railroad brakeman (d. 1907)

Births139 years ago

1883 - Leo Goodwin, American swimmer, diver, and water polo player (d. 1957)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Mary Wigman, German dancer and choreographer (d. 1973)

Births134 years ago

1893 - Edward Adelbert Doisy, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Bennie Moten, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1935)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Arthur Nebe, German SS officer (d. 1945)

Births126 years ago

1897 - Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (d. 1975)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Iskander Mirza, Pakistani general and politician, 1st President of Pakistan (d. 1969)

Births121 years ago

1900 - David Marshall Williams, American convicted murderer and firearms designer (d. 1975)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Edward Buzzell, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1985)

Births120 years ago

1904 - H. C. Potter, American director and producer (d. 1977)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Hermione Baddeley, English actress (d. 1986)

Births114 years ago

1906 - A. W. Mailvaganam, Sri Lankan physicist and academic (d. 1987)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Eva Zeisel, Hungarian-American potter and designer (d. 2011)

Births114 years ago

1908 - C. Vann Woodward, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1999)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Vincent Apap, Maltese sculptor (d. 2003)

Births111 years ago

1910 - William Bradford Huie, American journalist and author (d. 1986)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Pat Reid, Indian-English soldier and author (d. 1990)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Buck O'Neil, American baseball player and manager (d. 2006)

Births109 years ago

1913 - V. Appapillai, Sri Lankan physicist and academic (d. 2001)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Lon Nol, Cambodian general and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Cambodia (d. 1985)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Dimitrios Hatzis, Greek novelist and journalist (d. 1981)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Amelia Bence, Argentinian actress (d. 2016)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Alberto Lattuada, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1917 - Vasantdada Patil, Indian farmer and politician, 9th Governor of Rajasthan (d. 1989)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Robert Sterling, American actor (d. 2006)

Births103 years ago

1918 - George Grant, Canadian philosopher and academic (d. 1988)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Guillermina Bravo, Mexican dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Jack Elam, American actor (d. 2003)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish pianist and composer (d. 1996)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Jack Narz, American game show host and announcer (d. 2008)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Oskar Werner, Austrian-German actor (d. 1984)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Linda Christian, Mexican-American actress (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Motoo Kimura, Japanese biologist and geneticist (d. 1994)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Harry Hughes, American lawyer and politician, 57th Governor of Maryland (d. 2019)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Albert Turner Bharucha-Reid, American mathematician and theorist (d. 1985)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Helena Carroll, Scottish-American actress (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Hampton Hawes, American pianist and author (d. 1977)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Robert Bonnaud, French historian and academic (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Fred Phelps, American lawyer, pastor, and activist, founded the Westboro Baptist Church (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Asashio Tarō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 46th Yokozuna (d. 1988)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Benny Andrews, American painter and academic (d. 2006)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Adrienne Corri, Scottish actress (d. 2016)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Buddy Killen, American record producer and music publisher (d. 2006)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Richard Mulligan, American actor (d. 2000)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Don Lane, American-Australian actor, singer, and television host (d. 2009)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ojārs Vācietis, Latvian author and poet (d. 1983)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Peter Arnett, New Zealand-American journalist and academic

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jimmy Fontana, Italian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Kamahl, Malaysian-Australian singer

Births86 years ago

1934 - Garry Marshall, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2016)

Births86 years ago

1935 - George Carey, English archbishop and theologian

Births85 years ago

1936 - Salim Kallas, Syrian actor and politician (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Gérald Godin, Canadian journalist, poet, and politician (d. 1994)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Jack Rule, Jr., American golfer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Jean Seberg, American-French actress and singer (d. 1979)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Karel Brückner, Czech footballer and manager

Births81 years ago

1939 - Idris Muhammad, American drummer and composer (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Saul Kripke, American philosopher and academic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Janet Lawson, American jazz singer and educator

Births80 years ago

1940 - William Taubman, American political scientist and author

Births80 years ago

1940 - Baby Washington, American soul singer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Eberhard Diepgen, German lawyer and politician, 10th Mayor of Berlin

Births79 years ago

1941 - David Green, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Hobby Lobby

Births79 years ago

1941 - Dack Rambo, American actor (d. 1994)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Mel Stottlemyre, American baseball player and coach (d. 2019)

Births79 years ago

1942 - John P. Hammond, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Roberto Boninsegna, Italian footballer and manager

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jay Sigel, American golfer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Howard Wilkinson, English footballer and manager

Births77 years ago

1944 - Timmy Thomas, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese race car driver

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bobby Manuel, American guitarist and producer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Knut Riisnæs, Norwegian saxophonist and composer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Stanisław Barańczak, Polish-American poet, critic, and scholar (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ray Wylie Hubbard, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Toy Caldwell, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1993)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Amory Lovins, American physicist and environmentalist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Joe Mantegna, American actor and voice artist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Humayun Ahmed, Bengali popular writer, dramatist, novelist, screenwriter, lyricist and filmmaker (d. 2012)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Terry Reid, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Mary Lou Metzger, American singer and dancer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Gilbert Perreault, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births70 years ago

1951 - Pini Gershon, Israeli basketball player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Harry Hurt III, American author and journalist

Births69 years ago

1952 - Mark Lye, American golfer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Art Malik, Pakistani-English actor and producer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Frances Conroy, American actress

Births67 years ago

1953 - Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexican lawyer and politician

Births67 years ago

1954 - Scott McNealy, American businessman, co-founded Sun Microsystems

Births66 years ago

1954 - Chris Noth, American actor and producer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Bill Britton, American golfer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedian, and talk show host

Births65 years ago

1956 - Aldo Nova, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Nick Baines, English bishop

Births63 years ago

1957 - Stephen Baxter, English author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Roger Ingram, American trumpet player, educator, and author

Births63 years ago

1959 - Caroline Goodall, English actress and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Neil Flynn, American actor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Teodora Ungureanu, Romanian gymnast and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Kim Polese, American entrepreneur and technology executive

Births59 years ago

1963 - Jaime Covilhã, Angolan basketball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Vinny Testaverde, American football player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Timo Rautiainen, Finnish race car driver

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dan Sullivan, American politician

Births56 years ago

1966 - Susanna Haapoja, Finnish politician (d. 2009)

Births54 years ago

1967 - Juhi Chawla, Indian actress, singer, and producer, Miss India 1984

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian, actor, and talk show host

Births53 years ago

1967 - Steve Zahn, American actor and singer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Pat Hentgen, American baseball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1969 - Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Somalian-American activist and author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Lori Berenson, American activist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Gerard Butler, Scottish actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Nico Motchebon, German runner

Births51 years ago

1969 - Josh Mancell, American drummer and composer

Births51 years ago

1972 - Takuya Kimura, Japanese singer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Samantha Riley, Australian swimmer

Births48 years ago

1973 - David Auradou, French rugby player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ari Hoenig, American drummer and composer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Carl Hoeft, New Zealand rugby player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Indrek Zelinski, Estonian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975 - Tom Compernolle, Belgian runner (d. 2008)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Alain Digbeu, French basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ivica Dragutinović, Serbian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Quim, Portuguese footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Toivo Suursoo, Estonian ice hockey player and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Kelly Sotherton, English sprinter and long jumper

Births44 years ago

1976 - Hiroshi Tanahashi, Japanese wrestler

Births44 years ago

1977 - Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Zulfiqer Russell, Bangladeshi journalist and lyricist

Births43 years ago

1978 - Nikolai Fraiture, American bass player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Kick, Japanese comedian and screenwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Subliminal, Israeli rapper and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Metta World Peace, American basketball player and rapper

Births41 years ago

1980 - Monique Coleman, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sara Del Rey, American wrestler and trainer

Births40 years ago

1980 - François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian speed skater

Births40 years ago

1981 - Rivkah, American author and illustrator

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ryan Bertin, American wrestler and coach

Births39 years ago

1982 - Michael Copon, American actor, singer, and producer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Samkon Gado, Nigerian-American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kumi Koda, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Adam Shantry, English cricketer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Kalle Kriit, Estonian cyclist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Maleli Kunavore, Fijian rugby player (d. 2012)

Births37 years ago

1984 - Lucas Barrios, Paraguayan footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kurt Morath, Tongan rugby player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jamie Soward, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births36 years ago

1985 - Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Kevin Bridges, Scottish comedian and actor

Births34 years ago

1987 - Hatsune Matsushima, Japanese model and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Dana Vollmer, American swimmer

Births33 years ago

1992 - Dylan Napa, Australian-Cook Islands rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Maksim Podholjuzin, Estonian footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Julia Michaels, American singer and songwriter

Births27 years ago

1994 - Andrew Tang, Singaporean race car driver

Births26 years ago

1994 - Laurien Leurink, Dutch field hockey midfielder

Births26 years ago

1995 - Oliver Stummvoll, Austrian model

Births25 years ago

Deaths

867 - Pope Nicholas I (b. 800)

Deaths

1002 - Pallig, Danish chieftain, Jarl of Devonshire

Deaths1018 years ago

1002 - Gunhilde, wife of Pallig, Danish chieftain

Deaths1018 years ago

1004 - Abbo of Fleury, French monk and saint (b. 945)

Deaths1016 years ago
Deaths948 years ago
Deaths927 years ago
Deaths877 years ago

1154 - Iziaslav II of Kiev, Prince of Vladimir and Volyn, (b. c. 1097)

Deaths866 years ago
Deaths845 years ago

1299 - Oliver Sutton, Bishop of Lincoln

Deaths721 years ago

1319 - Eric VI of Denmark (b. 1274)

Deaths701 years ago
Deaths675 years ago

1359 - Ivan II of Moscow (b. 1326)

Deaths661 years ago

1432 - Anne of Burgundy, duchess of Bedford (b. 1404)

Deaths588 years ago

1460 - Prince Henry the Navigator, Portuguese patron of exploration (b. 1394)

Deaths560 years ago

1502 - Annio da Viterbo, Italian friar, historian, and scholar (b. 1432)

Deaths518 years ago

1606 - Girolamo Mercuriale, Italian physician and philologist (b. 1530)

Deaths414 years ago

1619 - Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter and illustrator (b. 1555)

Deaths401 years ago

1650 - Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)

Deaths370 years ago
Deaths294 years ago

1770 - George Grenville, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1712)

Deaths250 years ago

1771 - Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor (b. 1712)

Deaths249 years ago

1777 - William Bowyer, English printer and author (b. 1699)

Deaths243 years ago

1862 - Ludwig Uhland, German poet, philologist, and historian (b. 1787)

Deaths158 years ago

1863 - Ignacio Comonfort, Mexican soldier and politician. President 1855-1858 (b. 1812)

Deaths157 years ago

1867 - Adolphe Napoléon Didron, French archaeologist and historian (b. 1806)

Deaths153 years ago

1868 - Gioachino Rossini, Italian pianist and composer (b. 1792)

Deaths152 years ago

1883 - J. Marion Sims, American physician and gynecologist (b. 1813)

Deaths137 years ago

1903 - Camille Pissarro, Virgin Islander-French painter (b. 1830)

Deaths117 years ago
Deaths91 years ago

1932 - Francisco Lagos Cházaro, acting president of Mexico (1915) (b. 1878)

Deaths88 years ago

1937 - Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress (b. 1857)

Deaths83 years ago

1942 - Daniel J. Callaghan, American admiral (b. 1890)

Deaths78 years ago

1952 - Margaret Wise Brown, American author (b. 1910)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, German field marshal (b. 1881)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Bernard DeVoto, American historian and author (b. 1897)

Deaths65 years ago

1955 - Moshe Pesach, Greek rabbi (b. 1869)

Deaths65 years ago
Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Margaret Murray, Indian-English anthropologist and author (b. 1863)

Deaths57 years ago

1969 - Iskander Mirza, Indian-Pakistani general and politician, 1st President of Pakistan (b. 1899)

Deaths51 years ago

1973 - Lila Lee, American actress (b. 1901)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Bruno Maderna, Italian-German conductor and composer (b. 1920)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Vittorio De Sica, Italian-French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1901)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Karen Silkwood, American technician and activist (b. 1946)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Olga Bergholz, Russian poet and playwright (b. 1910)

Deaths45 years ago

1979 - Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright and academic (b. 1907)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Hugues Lapointe, Canadian lawyer and politician, 15th Solicitor General of Canada (b. 1911)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Henry Jamison Handy, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1886)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Junior Samples, American comedian and actor (b. 1926)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - Franco Cortese, Italian race car driver (b. 1903)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Antal Doráti, Hungarian-American conductor and composer (b. 1906)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)

Deaths31 years ago
Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Rohana Wijeweera, Sri Lankan rebel and politician (b. 1943)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Dorothea Krook-Gilead, Latvian-South African author, translator and scholar (b. 1920)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian cardinal (b. 1904)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Rufus R. Jones, American wrestler (b. 1933)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Jack Baker, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Motoo Kimura, Japanese biologist and geneticist (b. 1924)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Bill Doggett, American pianist and composer (b. 1916)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Bobbie Vaile, Australian astrophysicist and academic (b. 1959)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - André Boucourechliev, Bulgarian-French pianist and composer (b. 1925)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Edwige Feuillère, French actress (b. 1907)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Valerie Hobson, Irish-born English actress (b. 1917)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Red Holzman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1920)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - Cornelius Warmerdam, American pole vaulter (b. 1915)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1925)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Rishikesh Shaha, Nepalese academic and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - John Balance, English singer-songwriter (b. 1962)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper and producer (b. 1968)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Thomas M. Foglietta, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1928)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Vine Deloria, Jr., American historian, theologian, and author (b. 1933)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Eddie Guerrero, American wrestler (b. 1967)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Wahab Akbar, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1960)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - John Doherty, English footballer and manager (b. 1935)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Kazuhisa Inao, Japanese baseball player and manager (b. 1937)

Deaths13 years ago

2010 - Luis García Berlanga, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Allan Sandage, American astronomer and cosmologist (b. 1926)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Erazm Ciołek, Polish photographer and author (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Manuel Peña Escontrela, Spanish footballer (b. 1965)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Sheridan, English rugby player and coach (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Hans-Jürgen Heise, German author and poet (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Chieko Aioi, Japanese actress and voice actress (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - María José Alvarado, Honduran model, Señorita Honduras 2014 (b. 1995)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kakha Bendukidze, Georgian economist and politician, Georgian Minister of Economy (b. 1956)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Alexander Grothendieck, German-French mathematician and theorist (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2016 - Leon Russell, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Bobby Doerr, American baseball player and manager (b. 1918)

Deaths3 years ago

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