Holidays and observances

Children's Day, celebrated on the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru (previously on November 20). (India)

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

Events

1770 - James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile.

Events250 years ago

1812 - Napoleonic Wars: At the Battle of Smoliani, French Marshals Victor and Oudinot are defeated by the Russians under General Peter Wittgenstein.

Events208 years ago

1851 - Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville, is published in the USA.

Events169 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside's plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, leading to the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Events158 years ago

1886 - Friedrich Soennecken first developed the hole puncher, a type of office tool capable of punching small holes in paper.

Events134 years ago

1889 - Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) begins a successful attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She completes the trip in 72 days.

Events131 years ago

1910 - Aviator Eugene Burton Ely performs the first takeoff from a ship in Hampton Roads, Virginia, taking off from a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham in a Curtiss pusher.

Events110 years ago

1918 - Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.

Events102 years ago

1921 - The Communist Party of Spain is founded, and issues the first edition of Mundo obrero.

Events99 years ago

1922 - The British Broadcasting Company begins radio service in the United Kingdom.

Events98 years ago

1938 - The Lions Gate Bridge, connecting Vancouver to the North Shore region, opens to traffic.

Events82 years ago

1940 - World War II: In England, Coventry is heavily bombed by German Luftwaffe bombers. Coventry Cathedral is almost completely destroyed.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinks due to torpedo damage from the German submarine U-81 sustained on November 13.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murder 9,000 Jews in a single day.

Events79 years ago

1952 - The first regular UK Singles Chart published by the New Musical Express.

Events68 years ago

1957 - The "Apalachin Meeting" in rural Tioga County in upstate New York is raided by law enforcement; many high level Mafia figures are arrested while trying to flee.

Events63 years ago

1960 - Ruby Bridges becomes the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana.

Events60 years ago

1965 - Vietnam War: The Battle of Ia Drang begins: The first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.

Events55 years ago

1967 - The Congress of Colombia, in commemoration of the 150 years of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as "Day of the Colombian Woman".

Events53 years ago

1967 - American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world's first laser.

Events53 years ago

1969 - Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Soviet Union enters ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of organization.

Events50 years ago

1970 - Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in the mountains near Huntington, West Virginia, killing 75, including almost all of the Marshall University football team.

Events50 years ago

1971 - Mariner 9 enters orbit around Mars.

Events49 years ago

1973 - In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips, in Westminster Abbey.

Events47 years ago

1973 - The Athens Polytechnic uprising, a massive demonstration of popular rejection of the Greek military junta of 1967–74, begins.

Events47 years ago

1975 - With the signing of the Madrid Accords, Spain abandons Western Sahara.

Events45 years ago

1977 - During a British House of Commons debate, Labour MP Tam Dalyell poses what would become known as the West Lothian question, referring to issues related to devolution in the United Kingdom.

Events43 years ago

1978 - France conducts the Aphrodite nuclear test as 25th in the group of 29, 1975–78 French nuclear tests.

Events42 years ago

1979 - Iran hostage crisis: US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.

Events41 years ago

1982 - Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.

Events38 years ago

1984 - Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.

Events36 years ago

1990 - After German reunification, the Federal Republic of Germany and Poland sign a treaty confirming the Oder–Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland.

Events30 years ago

1991 - American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

Events29 years ago

1991 - Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.

Events29 years ago

1995 - A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs.

Events25 years ago

2001 - War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters take over the capital Kabul.

Events19 years ago

2001 - A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes a remote part of the Tibetan plateau. It had the longest known surface rupture recorded on land (~400 km) and is the best documented example of a supershear earthquake.

Events19 years ago
Events17 years ago

2008 - The first G-20 economic summit opens in Washington, D.C.

Events12 years ago

2012 - Israel launches a major military operation in the Gaza Strip, as hostilities with Hamas escalate.

Events8 years ago

2016 - A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Kaikoura, New Zealand, at a depth of 15 km (9 miles), resulting in the deaths of two people.

Events4 years ago

2017 - A gunman kills four people and injures 12 others during a shooting spree across Rancho Tehama Reserve, California. He had earlier murdered his wife in their home.

Events3 years ago

Births

1449 - Sidonie of Poděbrady, daughter of King of Bohemia (d. 1510)

Births571 years ago

1487 - John III of Pernstein, Bohemian land-owner, Governor of Moravia and Count of Kladsko (d. 1548)

Births533 years ago

1501 - Anna of Oldenburg, Regent of East Frisia (d. 1575)

Births519 years ago

1531 - Richard Topcliffe, English torturer (d. 1604)

Births489 years ago

1601 - John Eudes, French priest and missionary (d. 1680)

Births419 years ago

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

Births370 years ago

1663 - Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, German organist and composer (d. 1712)

Births357 years ago

1719 - Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1787)

Births301 years ago

1765 - Robert Fulton, American engineer, Early steamboat pioneer (d. 1815)

Births255 years ago

1771 - Marie François Xavier Bichat, French anatomist and physiologist (d. 1802)

Births249 years ago

1776 - Henri Dutrochet, French physician, botanist, and physiologist (d. 1847)

Births244 years ago

1777 - Nathaniel Claiborne, American farmer and politician (d. 1859)

Births243 years ago

1778 - Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1837)

Births242 years ago

1779 - Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet and playwright (d. 1850)

Births241 years ago

1797 - Charles Lyell, Scottish geologist and lawyer (d. 1875)

Births223 years ago

1803 - Jacob Abbott, American author (d. 1879)

Births217 years ago

1805 - Fanny Mendelssohn, German pianist and composer (d. 1847)

Births215 years ago

1812 - Aleardo Aleardi, Italian poet (d. 1878)

Births208 years ago

1812 - Maria Cristina of Savoy (d. 1836)

Births208 years ago

1816 - John Curwen, English minister and educator (d. 1880)

Births204 years ago

1828 - James B. McPherson, American general (d. 1864)

Births192 years ago

1832 - Henry Strangways, English-Australian politician, 12th Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)

Births188 years ago

1838 - August Šenoa, Croatian author, poet, and critic (d. 1881)

Births182 years ago

1840 - Claude Monet, French painter (d. 1926)

Births180 years ago

1856 - Madeleine Lemoyne Ellicott, American activist (d. 1945)

Births164 years ago

1861 - Frederick Jackson Turner, American historian and author (d. 1932)

Births159 years ago

1863 - Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and engineer (d. 1944)

Births157 years ago

1869 - John Lumsden, Irish physician, founded the St. John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland (d. 1944)

Births151 years ago

1875 - Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general and politician (d. 1899)

Births145 years ago

1875 - Jakob Schaffner, Swiss author and activist (d. 1944)

Births145 years ago

1877 - Norman Brookes, Australian tennis player (d. 1968)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Julie Manet, French painter and art collector (d. 1966)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Leopold Staff, Ukrainian-Polish poet and academic (d. 1957)

Births142 years ago

1883 - Ado Birk, Estonian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1942)

Births137 years ago

1889 - Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India (d. 1964)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Frederick Banting, Canadian physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

Births129 years ago

1895 - Walter Jackson Freeman II, American physician and psychiatrist (d. 1972)

Births125 years ago

1897 - John Steuart Curry, American painter and academic (d. 1946)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French philosopher, poet, and critic (d. 1944)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Aaron Copland, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1990)

Births120 years ago

1904 - Harold Haley, American lawyer and judge (d. 1970)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Harold Larwood, English-Australian cricketer (d. 1995)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Dick Powell, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1963)

Births116 years ago

1905 - John Henry Barbee, American singer and guitarist (d. 1964)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Louise Brooks, American actress and dancer (d. 1985)

Births114 years ago
Births113 years ago

1907 - Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births113 years ago

1907 - William Steig, American author, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 2003)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Joseph McCarthy, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Rosemary DeCamp, American actress and singer (d. 2001)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Eric Malpass, English author (d. 1996)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Barbara Hutton, American philanthropist (d. 1979)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Tung-Yen Lin, Chinese-American engineer, designed the Guandu Bridge (d. 2003)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Ken Carson, American Western singer (d. 1994)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Mabel Fairbanks, American figure skater and coach (d. 2001)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Martha Tilton, American singer and actress (d. 2006)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician and academic (d. 1994)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Sherwood Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Park Chung-hee, South Korean general and politician, 3rd President of South Korea (d. 1979)

Births103 years ago

1918 - John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (d. 1999)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Johnny Desmond, American singer (d. 1985)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Lisa Otto, German soprano and actress (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Mary Greyeyes, the first First Nations woman to join the Canadian Armed Forces (d. 2011)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Ea Jansen, Estonian historian and academic (d. 2005)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Brian Keith, American actor and director (d. 1997)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Egyptian politician and diplomat, 6th Secretary General of the United Nations (d. 2016)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Veronica Lake, American actress and singer (d. 1973)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Leonid Kogan, Ukrainian-Russian violinist and educator (d. 1982)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Stirling Colgate, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - James Mellaart, English archaeologist and author (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Lawrie Barratt, English businessman, founded Barratt Developments (d. 2012)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Bart Cummings, Australian horse trainer (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1927 - McLean Stevenson, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Narciso Yepes, Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1997)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Kathleen Hughes, American actress

Births92 years ago

1929 - Shirley Crabtree, English wrestler (d. 1997)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Jimmy Piersall, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2017)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Peter Katin, English pianist and academic (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Monique Mercure, Canadian actress

Births90 years ago

1930 - Michael Robbins, English actor (d. 1992)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Ed White, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1967)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Gunter Sachs, German astrologer and photographer (d. 2011)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Fred Haise, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut

Births87 years ago

1934 - Dave Mackay, Scottish-English footballer and manager (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Ellis Marsalis, Jr., American pianist and educator

Births86 years ago

1934 - Catherine McGuinness, Irish lawyer, judge, and politician

Births86 years ago

1935 - Michael Busselle, English photographer and author (d. 2006)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Hussein of Jordan (d. 1999)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Lefteris Papadopoulos, Greek songwriter and journalist

Births85 years ago

1936 - Carey Bell, American singer and harmonica player (d. 2007)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Freddie Garrity, English singer and actor (d. 2006)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Cornell Gunter, American R&B singer (d. 1990)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Alan J. W. Bell, English director and producer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Murray Oliver, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Wendy Carlos, American keyboard player and composer

Births81 years ago

1942 - Manon Cleary, American painter and academic (d. 2011)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Natalia Gutman, Russian cellist and educator

Births78 years ago

1943 - Peter Norton, American programmer and author

Births77 years ago

1944 - Karen Armstrong, English author and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - David Nash, English sculptor and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Mike Katz, American bodybuilder and football player

Births76 years ago

1945 - Louise Ellman, English academic and politician

Births75 years ago

1945 - Brett Lunger, American race car driver

Births75 years ago

1945 - Sue Williams, American actress and model (d. 1969)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Bharathan, Indian director and screenwriter (d. 1998)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Roland Duchâtelet, Belgian businessman and politician

Births74 years ago

1947 - P. J. O'Rourke, American political satirist and journalist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Nat Young, Australian surfer and author

Births73 years ago

1947 - Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordion player (d. 2016)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Paul Dacre, English journalist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Michael Dobbs, English author and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Robert Ginty, American actor and producer (d. 2009)

Births72 years ago
Births72 years ago

1949 - Raúl di Blasio, Argentinian pianist, composer, and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Enzo Cucchi, Italian painter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Gary Grubbs, American actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ryo Hayami, Japanese actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - James Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Sarah Radclyffe, English production manager and producer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Frankie Banali, American rock drummer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Stephen Bishop, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births69 years ago

1951 - Leszek Cichy, Polish mountaineer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Zhang Yimou, Chinese actor, director, producer, and cinematographer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Dimitra Galani, Greek singer, composer and songwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Johnny A., American guitarist and songwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Maggie Roswell, American voice actress and singer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Tim Bowler, English author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Dominique de Villepin, Moroccan-French lawyer and politician, 167th Prime Minister of France

Births67 years ago

1954 - Willie Hernandez, Puerto Rican baseball player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Bernard Hinault, French cyclist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Condoleezza Rice, American political scientist, academic, and politician, 66th United States Secretary of State

Births66 years ago

1954 - Eliseo Salazar, Chilean race car driver

Births66 years ago

1954 - Yanni, Greek-American pianist, composer, and producer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Philip Egan, English bishop

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jack Sikma, American basketball player and coach

Births65 years ago

1956 - Babette Babich, American philosopher, author, and scholar

Births64 years ago

1956 - Avi Cohen, Israeli footballer and manager (d. 2010)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Peter R. de Vries, Dutch journalist and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Steve Stockman, American accountant and politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Valerie Jarrett, American government official

Births64 years ago

1957 - Donald Canfield, American geologist and academic

Births63 years ago

1957 - Michael J. Fitzgerald, American author

Births63 years ago

1959 - Paul Attanasio, American screenwriter and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Paul McGann, English actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Chris Woods, English footballer, coach, and manager

Births61 years ago

1960 - Tom Judson, American actor and composer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Remi Moses, English footballer and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Antonio Flores, Spanish singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1995)

Births59 years ago

1961 - D. B. Sweeney, American actor

Births59 years ago

1962 - Laura San Giacomo, American actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - Josh Silver, American keyboard player and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Harland Williams, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1963 - Stéphane Bern, French journalist, radio and television presenter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Bill Hemmer, American journalist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Joseph Simmons, American hip-hop artist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Patrick Warburton, American actor and comedian

Births56 years ago

1966 - Charles Hazlewood, English conductor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Petra Rossner, German cyclist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Curt Schilling, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1967 - Letitia Dean, English actress and singer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Nina Gordon, American singer-songwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Leo Kunnas, Estonian colonel and author

Births53 years ago

1969 - Butch Walker, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Brendan Benson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1970 - David Wesley, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1971 - Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricketer and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Vikas Khanna, Indian chef and author

Births49 years ago

1971 - Marco Leonardi, Australian-Italian actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Matt Bloom, American wrestler, trainer, and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Josh Duhamel, American model and actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Lara Giddings, Papua New Guinean-Australian politician, 44th Premier of Tasmania

Births48 years ago

1972 - Edyta Górniak, Polish singer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Dougie Payne, Scottish bass player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Martin Pike, Australian footballer and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Aaron Taylor, American football player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Dariusz Żuraw, Polish footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Lawyer Milloy, American football player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Adina Howard, American singer-songwriter and chef

Births46 years ago

1974 - David Moscow, American actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Joe Principe, American singer and bass player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Travis Barker, American drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Luiz Bombonato Goulart, Brazilian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Stephen Guarino, American actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Gary Vaynerchuk, Russian-American businessman and critic

Births45 years ago

1977 - Obie Trice, American rapper and producer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Bobby Allen, American ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Michala Banas, New Zealand actress and singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Delphine Chanéac, French model and actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Xavier Nady, American baseball player and coach

Births42 years ago

1979 - Carl Hayman, New Zealand rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mavie Hörbiger, German-Austrian actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Olga Kurylenko, Ukrainian-French model and actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Pushkar Lele, Indian singer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Moitheri Ntobo, Lesothan footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Miguel Sabah, Mexican footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Brock Pierce, American actor and businessman

Births40 years ago

1980 - Brooke Satchwell, Australian model and actress

Births40 years ago

1981 - Vanessa Bayer, American actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tom Ferrier, English race car driver

Births39 years ago

1981 - Russell Tovey, English actor

Births39 years ago

1982 - Boosie Badazz, American rapper

Births38 years ago

1982 - Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kyle Orton, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Joy Williams, American singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Guillermo Moscoso, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Naqqash Tahir, English cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Chelsea Wolfe, American singer-songwriter

Births37 years ago

1984 - Lisa De Vanna, Australian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Courtney Johns, Australian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer

Births35 years ago

1987 - Giorgos Georgiadis, Greek footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Chiyotairyū Hidemasa, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births32 years ago

1988 - Nanase Hoshii, Japanese singer and actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Vlad Chiricheș, Romanian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jake Livermore, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Roman Bürki, Swiss footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jessica Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)

Births30 years ago

1991 - Taylor Hall, Canadian ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Graham Patrick Martin, American actor

Births29 years ago

1993 - Francisco Lindor, Puerto Rican baseball player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Shūhei Nomura, Japanese actor

Births27 years ago

1993 - Samuel Umtiti, French footballer

Births27 years ago

1996 - Borna Ćorić, Croatian tennis player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

565 - Justinian I, Byzantine emperor (b. 482)

Deaths

669 - Fujiwara no Kamatari, Japanese politician (b. 614)

Deaths

940 - Abu'l-Fadl al-Bal'ami, Samanid vizier

Deaths

976 - Taizu, Chinese emperor (b. 927)

Deaths

1060 - Geoffrey II, count of Anjou

Deaths960 years ago

1226 - Frederick of Isenberg, German politician (b. 1193)

Deaths794 years ago

1263 - Alexander Nevsky, Russian saint (b. 1220)

Deaths757 years ago

1346 - Ostasio I da Polenta, Lord of Ravenna

Deaths674 years ago

1359 - Gregory Palamas, Greek archbishop and saint (b. 1296)

Deaths661 years ago

1391 - Nikola Tavelić, Croatian missionary and saint (b. 1340)

Deaths629 years ago

1442 - Yolande of Aragon, French noblewoman (b. 1384)

Deaths578 years ago

1522 - Anne de Beaujeu, duchess of Bourbon (b. 1461)

Deaths498 years ago

1539 - Hugh Faringdon, English monk and abbot

Deaths481 years ago

1556 - Giovanni della Casa, Italian archbishop and poet (b. 1504)

Deaths464 years ago

1633 - William Ames, English philosopher and academic (b. 1576)

Deaths387 years ago

1687 - Nell Gwyn, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1650)

Deaths333 years ago

1691 - Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)

Deaths329 years ago

1716 - Gottfried Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher (b. 1646)

Deaths304 years ago

1734 - Louise de Kérouaille, duchess of Portsmouth (b. 1649)

Deaths286 years ago

1739 - Juan de Galavís, Spanish Roman Catholic archbishop of Santo Domingo and Bogotá (b. 1683)

Deaths281 years ago

1746 - Georg Wilhelm Steller, German botanist, zoologist, physician, and explorer (b. 1709)

Deaths274 years ago

1749 - Maruyama Gondazaemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 3rd Yokozuna (b. 1713)

Deaths271 years ago

1817 - Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian seamstress and spy (b. 1795)

Deaths203 years ago

1825 - Jean Paul, German journalist and author (b. 1763)

Deaths195 years ago

1829 - Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist and chemist (b. 1763)

Deaths191 years ago

1831 - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1770)

Deaths189 years ago

1831 - Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano builder (b. 1757)

Deaths189 years ago

1832 - Charles Carroll of Carrollton, American farmer and politician (b. 1737)

Deaths188 years ago

1844 - John Abercrombie, Scottish physician and philosopher (b. 1780)

Deaths176 years ago

1864 - Franz Müller, German tailor and murderer (b. 1840)

Deaths156 years ago
Deaths154 years ago

1907 - Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1848)

Deaths113 years ago

1908 - Guangxu Emperor of China (b. 1871)

Deaths112 years ago

1910 - John La Farge, American artist (b. 1835)

Deaths110 years ago

1914 - Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Indian lawyer and journalist (b. 1861)

Deaths106 years ago

1915 - Booker T. Washington, American educator, essayist and historian (b. 1856)

Deaths105 years ago

1916 - Henry George, Jr., American journalist and politician (b. 1862)

Deaths104 years ago

1916 - Saki, British short story writer (b. 1870)

Deaths104 years ago
Deaths99 years ago

1930 - Sandy Pearce, Australian rugby league player (b. 1883)

Deaths90 years ago

1932 - Charles Hylton Stewart, English organist and composer (b. 1884)

Deaths88 years ago

1937 - Jack O'Connor, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)

Deaths83 years ago

1944 - Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist and educator (b. 1873)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Trafford Leigh-Mallory, English air marshal (b. 1892)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1876)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler and composer (b. 1873)

Deaths73 years ago

1966 - Peter Baker, English captain, author, and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths54 years ago

1972 - Martin Dies, Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1900)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Johnny Mack Brown, American football player, actor, and singer (b. 1904)

Deaths46 years ago
Deaths43 years ago

1981 - Robert Bradford, Irish footballer and politician (b. 1941)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Cesar Climaco, Filipino lawyer and politician, 10th Mayor of Zamboanga City (b. 1916)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Nikitas Platis, Greek actor and cinematographer (b. 1912)

Deaths36 years ago

1988 - Haywood S. Hansell, American general (b. 1903)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Jimmy Murphy, Welsh footballer, manager, assistant manager, coach and scout (b. 1910)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Sol Kaplan, American composer and conductor (b. 1919)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Tony Richardson, English-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Ernst Happel, Austrian footballer and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Jack Finney, American author and screenwriter (b. 1911)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Joseph Bernardin, American cardinal (b. 1928)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - John A. Cade, American soldier and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Eddie Arcaro, American jockey and sportscaster (b. 1916)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Jack Pickersgill, Canadian educator and politician, 35th Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1905)

Deaths23 years ago

2000 - Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Charlotte Coleman, English actress (b. 1968)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1922)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Eddie Bracken, American actor (b. 1915)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Elena Nikolaidi, Turkish-American soprano and educator (b. 1909)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Gene Anthony Ray, American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1962)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Michel Colombier, French-American composer and conductor (b. 1939)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Sumner Shapiro, American admiral (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Kristin Hunter, American author and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Robert E. Valett, American psychologist, teacher, and author (b. 1927)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Wes Santee, American runner (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Esin Afşar, Italian-Turkish singer and actress (b. 1936)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Neil Heywood, English-Chinese businessman (b. 1970)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Jackie Leven, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Alexandro Alves do Nascimento, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Brian Davies, Australian rugby player and manager (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Martin Fay, Irish fiddler (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ahmed Jabari, Palestinian commander (b. 1960)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Abubakar Olusola Saraki, Nigerian physician and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Sudhir Bhat, Indian producer and manager (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hari Krishna Devsare, Indian journalist and author (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bennett Masinga, South African footballer (b. 1965)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Eugene Dynkin, Russian-American mathematician and theorist (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Glen A. Larson, American director, producer, and screenwriter, created Battlestar Galactica (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Morteza Pashaei, Iranian singer-songwriter (b. 1984)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - K. S. Gopalakrishnan, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Warren Mitchell, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Gwen Ifill, American television journalist (b. 1955)

Deaths4 years ago

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