Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Harvest Day can fall, while November 30 is the latest; celebrated on the last Sunday in November. (Turkmenistan)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Mother's Day can fall, while November 30 is the latest; celebrated on the last Sunday in November. (Russia)

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

Events

380 - Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.

Events
Events830 years ago

1227 - Gąsawa massacre: At an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa, Polish Prince Leszek the White, Duke Henry the Bearded and others are attacked by assassins while bathing.

Events793 years ago

1248 - An overnight landslide on the north side of Mont Granier, one of the largest historical rockslope failures ever recorded in Europe, destroys five villages.

Events772 years ago

1359 - Peter I of Cyprus ascends the throne of Cyprus after his father, Hugh IV of Cyprus, abdicates.

Events661 years ago
Events591 years ago

1542 - Battle of Solway Moss: An English army defeats a much larger Scottish force near the River Esk in Dumfries and Galloway.

Events478 years ago

1642 - Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen's Land (later renamed Tasmania).

Events378 years ago

1750 - Tarabai, regent of the Maratha Empire, imprisons Rajaram II of Satara for refusing to remove Balaji Baji Rao from the post of peshwa.

Events270 years ago

1832 - South Carolina passes the Ordinance of Nullification, declaring that the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were null and void in the state, beginning the Nullification Crisis.

Events188 years ago

1835 - The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called the Texas Rangers (which is now the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety).

Events185 years ago

1850 - Danish troops defeat a Schleswig-Holstein force in the town of Lottorf, Schleswig-Holstein.

Events170 years ago
Events161 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Lookout Mountain: Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant capture Lookout Mountain and begin to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.

Events157 years ago

1877 - Anna Sewell's animal welfare novel Black Beauty is published.

Events143 years ago

1906 - A 13–6 victory by the Massillon Tigers over their rivals, the Canton Bulldogs, for the "Ohio League" Championship, leads to accusations that the championship series was fixed and results in the first major scandal in professional American football.

Events114 years ago

1917 - In Milwaukee, nine members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb, the most deaths in a single event in U.S. police history until the September 11 attacks in 2001.

Events103 years ago

1922 - Nine Irish Republican Army members are executed by an Irish Free State firing squad. Among them is author Erskine Childers, who had been arrested for illegally carrying a revolver.

Events98 years ago

1932 - In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.

Events88 years ago

1935 - The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.

Events85 years ago

1940 - World War II: The First Slovak Republic becomes a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis powers.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: The United States grants Lend-Lease to the Free French Forces.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: At the battle of Makin the USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The 73rd Bombardment Wing launches the first attack on Tokyo from the Northern Mariana Islands.

Events76 years ago
Events58 years ago

1962 - The influential British satirical television programme That Was the Week That Was is first broadcast.

Events58 years ago

1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is killed by Jack Ruby.

Events57 years ago

1965 - Joseph-Désiré Mobutu seizes power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and becomes President; he rules the country (which he renames Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.

Events55 years ago

1966 - Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashes near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, killing all 82 people on board.

Events54 years ago

1969 - Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon.

Events51 years ago

1971 - During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (aka D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.

Events49 years ago

1973 - A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasts only four months.

Events47 years ago

1974 - Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy" (after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

Events46 years ago

1976 - The Çaldıran–Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.

Events44 years ago

1992 - China Southern Airlines Flight 3943 crashes on approach to Guilin Qifengling Airport in Guilin, China, killing all 141 people on board.

Events28 years ago

2012 - A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills at least 112 people.

Events8 years ago

2013 - Iran signs an interim agreement with the P5+1 countries, limiting its nuclear program in exchange for reduced sanctions.

Events7 years ago

2015 - A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet is shot down by the Turkish Air Force over the Syria-Turkey border, killing one of the two pilots; a Russian marine is also killed during a subsequent rescue effort.

Events5 years ago

2015 - A terrorist attack on a hotel in Al-Arish, Egypt, kills at least seven people and injures 12 others.

Events5 years ago

2015 - An explosion on a bus carrying Tunisian Presidential Guard personnel in Tunisia's capital Tunis leaves at least 14 people dead.

Events5 years ago
Events4 years ago

Births

Births747 years ago
Births626 years ago

1427 - John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (d. 1473)

Births593 years ago

1472 - Pietro Torrigiano, Italian sculptor (d. 1528)

Births548 years ago

1583 - Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet and painter (d. 1641)

Births437 years ago

1583 - Philip Massinger, English dramatist (d. 1640)

Births437 years ago
Births426 years ago

1603 - John, Count of Nassau-Idstein (1629–1677) (d. 1677)

Births417 years ago
Births405 years ago

1630 - Étienne Baluze, French scholar and academic (d. 1718)

Births390 years ago

1632 - Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher and scholar (d. 1677)

Births388 years ago
Births365 years ago

1690 - Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German organist and composer (d. 1750)

Births330 years ago

1712 - Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French priest and educator (d. 1789)

Births308 years ago

1712 - Ali II ibn Hussein, Tunisian ruler (d. 1782)

Births308 years ago

1713 - Junípero Serra, Spanish priest and missionary (d. 1784)

Births307 years ago

1713 - Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist and clergyman (d. 1768)

Births307 years ago
Births296 years ago

1729 - Alexander Suvorov, Russian field marshal (d. 1800)

Births291 years ago
Births275 years ago

1774 - Thomas Dick, Scottish minister, author, and educator (d. 1857)

Births246 years ago

1784 - Zachary Taylor, American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (d. 1850)

Births236 years ago

1801 - Ludwig Bechstein, German author and poet (d. 1860)

Births219 years ago

1806 - William Webb Ellis, English priest, created Rugby football (d. 1872)

Births214 years ago

1811 - Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1890)

Births209 years ago

1812 - Xavier Hommaire de Hell, French geographer and engineer (d. 1848)

Births208 years ago

1826 - Carlo Collodi, Italian journalist and author (d. 1890)

Births194 years ago

1840 - John Alfred Brashear, American scientist, telescope maker and educator (d. 1920)

Births180 years ago

1849 - Frances Hodgson Burnett, English-American novelist and playwright (d. 1924)

Births171 years ago

1851 - John Indermaur, British lawyer (d. 1925)

Births169 years ago

1857 - Miklós Kovács, Hungarian-Slovene poet and songwriter (d. 1937)

Births163 years ago

1859 - Cass Gilbert, American architect, designed the United States Supreme Court Building and Woolworth Building (d. 1934)

Births161 years ago

1864 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter and illustrator (d. 1901)

Births156 years ago

1868 - Scott Joplin, American pianist and composer (d. 1917)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Óscar Carmona, Portuguese field marshal and politician, 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)

Births151 years ago

1873 - Julius Martov, Russian politician (d. 1923)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Herbert Roper Barrett, English tennis player (d. 1943)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer and referee (d. 1953)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Walter Burley Griffin, American architect and urban planner, designed Canberra (d. 1937)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Alben W. Barkley, American lawyer and politician, 35th Vice President of the United States (d. 1956)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian police officer (d. 1941)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Wylie Cameron Grant, American tennis player (d. 1968)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Al Christie, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1951)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Nikolai Janson, Russian politician (d. 1938)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Ukrainian-Israeli historian and politician, 2nd President of Israel (d. 1963)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Theodor Altermann, Estonian actor, director, and producer (d. 1915)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Christian Wirth, German SS officer (d. 1944)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher, founded The Little Review (d. 1973)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Raoul Paoli, French boxer and rower (d. 1960)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Erich von Manstein, German field marshal (d. 1973)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Dale Carnegie, American author and educator (d. 1955)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist and author (d. 1972)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Vasil Gendov, Bulgarian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1970)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Charles F. Hurley, American soldier and politician, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Herbert Sutcliffe, English cricketer and businessman (d. 1978)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Esther Applin, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1972)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Lucky Luciano, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1962)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Dorothy Shepherd-Barron, English tennis player (d. 1953)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Ward Morehouse, American author, playwright, and critic (d. 1966)

Births121 years ago

1904 - Albert Ross Tilley, Canadian captain and surgeon (d. 1988)

Births116 years ago

1908 - Libertad Lamarque, Argentinian actress and singer (d. 2000)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Larry Siemering, American football player and coach (d. 2009)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Kirby Grant, American actor (d. 1985)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Joe Medwick, American baseball player and manager (d. 1975)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher and academic (d. 1993)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Garson Kanin, American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Joan Sanderson, English actress (d. 1992)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Charles Schneeman, American soldier and illustrator (d. 1972)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Teddy Wilson, American pianist and educator (d. 1986)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Howard Duff, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1990)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-American actress (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Lynn Chadwick, English sculptor (d. 2003)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Bessie Blount Griffin, American physical therapist, inventor and forensic scientist (d. 2009)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Forrest J Ackerman, American soldier and author (d. 2008)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Shabtai Rosenne, English-Israeli academic, jurist, and diplomat (d. 2010)

Births103 years ago

1919 - David Kossoff, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1921 - John Lindsay, American lawyer and politician, 103rd Mayor of New York City (d. 2000)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Claus Moser, Baron Moser, German-English statistician and academic (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Eileen Barton, American singer (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Lorne Munroe, Canadian-American cellist and educator

Births96 years ago

1925 - William F. Buckley, Jr., American publisher and author, founded the National Review (d. 2008)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Simon van der Meer, Dutch-Swiss physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Tsung-Dao Lee, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births94 years ago

1927 - Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian-French author and playwright (d. 2003)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (d. 1999)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Kevin Skinner, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Franciszek Kokot, Polish nephrologist and endocrinologist

Births91 years ago

1929 - George Moscone, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 37th Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1978)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ken Barrington, English cricketer (d. 1981)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Bob Friend, American baseball player and politician (d. 2019)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Tommy Allsup, American guitarist (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Arthur Chaskalson, South African lawyer and judge, 18th Chief Justice of South Africa (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Claudio Naranjo, Chilean psychiatrist

Births88 years ago

1932 - Fred Titmus, English cricketer and coach (d. 2011)

Births88 years ago

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

Births87 years ago

1934 - Alfred Schnittke, German-Russian journalist and composer (d. 1998)

Births86 years ago
Births85 years ago

1935 - Ron Dellums, American soldier and politician, 48th Mayor of Oakland (d. 2018)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Mordicai Gerstein, American author, illustrator, and director (d. 2019)

Births85 years ago

1938 - Willy Claes, Belgian conductor and politician, 8th Secretary General of NATO

Births82 years ago

1938 - Oscar Robertson, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births82 years ago

1938 - Charles Starkweather, American spree killer (d. 1959)

Births82 years ago

1940 - Marshall Berman, American philosopher and Marxist humanist writer (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Paul Tagliabue, American lawyer and businessman, 5th Commissioner of the National Football League

Births80 years ago

1940 - Eric Wilson, Canadian author and educator

Births80 years ago

1941 - Pete Best, Indian-English drummer and songwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2012)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Wayne Jackson, American trumpeter (d. 2016)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian and actor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Marlin Fitzwater, American soldier and journalist, 17th White House Press Secretary

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jean Ping, Gabonese politician and diplomat

Births78 years ago

1942 - Andrew Stunell, English minister and politician

Births78 years ago

1943 - Dave Bing, American basketball player and politician, 70th Mayor of Detroit

Births77 years ago

1943 - Richard Tee, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 1993)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Robin Williamson, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Margaret E. M. Tolbert, American chemist and academic

Births77 years ago

1944 - Bev Bevan, English drummer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Candy Darling, American model and actress (d. 1974)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian academic and diplomat, 9th Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births76 years ago

1944 - Dan Glickman, American businessman and politician, 26th United States Secretary of Agriculture

Births76 years ago

1945 - Lee Michaels, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births75 years ago

1946 - Ted Bundy, American serial killer (d. 1989)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Tony Clarkin, English guitarist and songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Penny Jordan, English author (d. 2011)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Dwight Schultz, American actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Dave Sinclair, English keyboard player

Births73 years ago

1948 - Spider Robinson, American-Canadian author and critic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Rudy Tomjanovich, American basketball player and coach

Births72 years ago

1948 - Steve Yeager, American baseball player and coach

Births72 years ago

1949 - Shane Bourne, Australian comedian, actor, and television host

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ewen Cameron, Baron Cameron of Dillington, English politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Sally Davies, English hematologist and academic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Bob Burns, American drummer and songwriter (d. 2015)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Stanley Livingston, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births70 years ago

1951 - Mimis Androulakis, Greek author and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Chet Edwards, American businessman and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Margaret Mountford, Northern Irish-British lawyer and businesswoman

Births69 years ago

1951 - Graham Price, Egyptian-Welsh rugby player

Births69 years ago

1952 - Parveen Shakir, Pakistani Urdu poet (d. 1994)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Rachel Chagall, American actress

Births68 years ago

1952 - Norbert Haug, German journalist and businessman

Births68 years ago

1952 - Thierry Lhermitte, French actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jim Sheridan, Scottish politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ken Wilson, Australian rugby league player

Births68 years ago

1954 - Emir Kusturica, Serbian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Margaret Wetherell, English psychologist and academic

Births66 years ago

1955 - Ian Botham, English cricketer, footballer, and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1955 - Clem Burke, American drummer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Scott Hoch, American golfer

Births65 years ago
Births65 years ago

1955 - Najib Mikati, Lebanese businessman and politician, 31st Prime Minister of Lebanon

Births65 years ago

1955 - Takashi Yuasa, Japanese lawyer and author

Births65 years ago

1956 - Ruben Santiago-Hudson, American actor, playwright, and director

Births64 years ago

1957 - Denise Crosby, American actress and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Edward Stourton, English journalist and author

Births63 years ago

1958 - Roy Aitken, Scottish footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Margaret Curran, Scottish academic and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Nick Knight, British photographer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Todd Brooker, Canadian skier and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1960 - Edgar Meyer, American bassist and composer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Carlos Carnero, Spanish lawyer and politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Arundhati Roy, Indian writer and activist, recipient of Booker Prize

Births59 years ago

1962 - John Kovalic, English author and illustrator

Births58 years ago

1962 - John Squire, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Paul Thorburn, German-Welsh rugby player and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ioannis Topalidis, Greek footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Tracey Wickham, Australian swimmer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Neale Cooper, Scottish footballer (d. 2018)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Garret Dillahunt, American actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Brad Sherwood, American actor and game show host

Births56 years ago

1965 - Shirley Henderson, Scottish actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Dawn Robinson, American singer and actress

Births55 years ago

1966 - Russell Watson, English tenor and actor

Births54 years ago

1967 - Henrik Brockmann, Danish singer-songwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Cal Eldred, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jon Hein, American radio personality

Births53 years ago

1968 - Bülent Korkmaz, Turkish footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1969 - David Adeang, Nauruan lawyer and politician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Rob Nicholson, American bass player and songwriter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Doug Brien, American football player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Julieta Venegas, American-Mexican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ashley Ward, English footballer and businessman

Births50 years ago

1971 - Cosmas Ndeti, Kenyan runner

Births49 years ago

1971 - Keith Primeau, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Marek Lemsalu, Estonian footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ruxandra Dragomir, Romanian tennis player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Alejandro Ávila, Mexican telenovela actor

Births47 years ago

1974 - Stephen Merchant, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Machel Montano, Trinidadian singer-songwriter and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Tarō Yamamoto, Japanese actor and politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Amy Faye Hayes, American boxing ring announcer and model

Births46 years ago

1975 - Thomas Kohnstamm, American author

Births45 years ago

1976 - Christian Laflamme, Canadian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Chen Lu, Chinese figure skater

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mona Hanna-Attisham British-American pediatrician, professor, and public health advocate

Births44 years ago

1977 - Colin Hanks, American actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Celaleddin Koçak, German-Turkish footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Katherine Heigl, American actress and producer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Joseba Llorente, Spanish footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Kabir Ali, English cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Beth Phoenix, American wrestler

Births40 years ago

1982 - Ryan Fitzpatrick, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Sean O'Loughlin, English rugby player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Dean Ashton, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Lars Eckert, German rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - André Laurito, German footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Gwilym Lee, Welsh actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - José López, Venezuelan baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Karine Vanasse, Canadian actress and producer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Maria Höfl-Riesch, German skier

Births36 years ago

1985 - Julia Alexandratou, Greek model, actress, and singer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tony Hunt, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Pedro León, Spanish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mohamed Massaquoi, American football player

Births34 years ago

1990 - Sarah Hyland, American actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - Tom Odell, English singer-songwriter

Births30 years ago

1990 - Michael Oldfield, Australian rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Mario Gaspar, Spanish footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Sergei Kulbach, Ukrainian figure skater

Births28 years ago

1993 - Ivi Adamou, Cypriot-Greek singer-songwriter

Births27 years ago

1993 - Joe Pigott, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Nabil Bentaleb, Algerian footballer

Births26 years ago

Deaths

654 - Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)

Deaths
Deaths948 years ago

1227 - Leszek I the White, High Duke of Poland (b. c. 1186)

Deaths793 years ago

1265 - Magnús Óláfsson, King of Mann and the Isles

Deaths755 years ago

1326 - Hugh Despenser the Younger, English courtier (b. 1296)

Deaths694 years ago
Deaths594 years ago

1468 - Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)

Deaths552 years ago

1492 - Loys of Gruuthuse, Earl of Winchester (b. c. 1427)

Deaths528 years ago

1530 - Mingyi Nyo, Burmese ruler (b. 1459)

Deaths490 years ago

1531 - Johannes Oecolampadius, German theologian and reformer (b. 1482)

Deaths489 years ago

1572 - John Knox, Scottish pastor and theologian (b. 1510)

Deaths448 years ago

1583 - René de Birague, French cardinal (b. 1506)

Deaths437 years ago

1615 - Sethus Calvisius, German composer and theorist (b. 1556)

Deaths405 years ago

1642 - Walatta Petros, saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (b. 1592)

Deaths378 years ago

1650 - Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese organist and composer (b. 1566)

Deaths370 years ago

1675 - Guru Tegh Bahadur, Indian guru (b. 1621)

Deaths345 years ago

1722 - Johann Adam Reincken, Dutch-German organist and composer (b. 1623)

Deaths298 years ago
Deaths279 years ago

1770 - Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian and author (b. 1685)

Deaths250 years ago

1775 - Lorenzo Ricci, Italian religious leader, 18th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1703)

Deaths245 years ago

1781 - James Caldwell, American minister (b. 1734)

Deaths239 years ago

1793 - Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Finance (b. 1723)

Deaths227 years ago

1801 - Franz Moritz von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)

Deaths219 years ago

1801 - Philip Hamilton, Oldest son of Alexander Hamilton (b. 1782)

Deaths219 years ago

1807 - Joseph Brant, American tribal leader (b. 1742)

Deaths213 years ago
Deaths172 years ago

1870 - Comte de Lautréamont, Uruguayan-French poet and author (b. 1846)

Deaths150 years ago

1885 - Nicolás Avellaneda, Argentinian journalist and politician, 8th President of Argentina (b. 1837)

Deaths135 years ago

1890 - August Belmont, German-American banker and politician, 16th United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (b. 1816)

Deaths130 years ago

1895 - Ludwik Teichmann, Polish anatomist (b. 1823)

Deaths125 years ago

1916 - Hiram Maxim, American-English engineer, invented the Maxim gun (b. 1840)

Deaths104 years ago

1920 - Lado Aleksi-Meskhishvili, Georgian actor and director (b. 1857)

Deaths100 years ago

1920 - Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian author and poet (b. 1854)

Deaths100 years ago

1922 - Erskine Childers, Irish soldier, journalist, and author (b. 1870)

Deaths98 years ago

1929 - Georges Clemenceau, French physician, publisher, and politician, 72nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1841)

Deaths91 years ago

1943 - Doris Miller, American soldier and chef, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)

Deaths77 years ago

1948 - Anna Jarvis, American founder of Mother's Day (b. 1864)

Deaths72 years ago

1954 - Mamie Dillard, African American educator, clubwoman and suffragist (b. 1874)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (b. 1920)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Diego Rivera, Mexican painter and sculptor (b. 1886)

Deaths63 years ago
Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player, cricketer, and sailor (b. 1883)

Deaths61 years ago
Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Ruth Chatterton, American actress (b. 1892)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of John F. Kennedy (b. 1939)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1895)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - D. A. Levy, American poet and publisher (b. 1942)

Deaths52 years ago

1973 - John Neihardt, American author and poet (b. 1881)

Deaths47 years ago

1980 - Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - George Raft, American actor and dancer (b. 1901)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Henrietta Hill Swope, American astronomer and academic (b. 1902)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Barack Obama, Sr., Kenyan economist and academic, father of Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States (b. 1936)

Deaths38 years ago

1987 - Jehane Benoît, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1904)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1934)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Fred Shero, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Dodie Smith, English author and playwright (b. 1896)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer (b. 1910)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Bülent Arel, Turkish-American composer and educator (b. 1919)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Freddie Mercury, Tanzanian-English singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of Queen, and producer (b. 1946)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Eric Carr, American drummer of KISS (b. 1950)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Albert Collins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Eduard Ole, Estonian-Swedish painter (b. 1898)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Sorley MacLean, Scottish soldier and poet (b. 1911)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Barbara, French singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1930)

Deaths23 years ago

2002 - John Rawls, American philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Warren Spahn, American baseball player and coach (b. 1921)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Arthur Hailey, English-Canadian journalist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Joseph Hansen, American author and poet (b. 1923)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - James Wong, Chinese actor and songwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Pat Morita, American actor (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Juice Leskinen, Finnish singer-songwriter (b. 1950)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - George W. S. Trow, American author, playwright, and critic (b. 1943)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist and ethologist (b. 1938)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Casey Calvert, American guitarist (b. 1981)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Kenny MacLean, Scottish-Canadian bass player and songwriter (b. 1956)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Cecil H. Underwood, American educator and politician, 25th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1922)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Abe Pollin, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1923)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1935)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Jun Ross, Filipino basketball player (b. 1949)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Huang Hua, Chinese translator and politician, 5th Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (b. 1913)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican-American boxer (b. 1962)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Antoine Kohn, Luxembourgian footballer and manager (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jimmy Stewart, American baseball player and manager (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Nicholas Turro, American chemist and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ernie Warlick, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Matthew Bucksbaum, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded General Growth Properties (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Arnaud Coyot, French cyclist (b. 1980)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lou Hyndman, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - June Keithley, Filipino actress and journalist (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jean King, American politician, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Robin Leigh-Pemberton, Baron Kingsdown, English banker and politician, Governor of the Bank of England (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Jorge Herrera Delgado, Mexican engineer and politician (b. 1961)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Murli Deora, Indian politician, Indian Minister of Corporate Affairs (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Peter Henderson, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nenad Manojlović, Serbian water polo player and manager (b. 1957)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Viktor Tikhonov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Robert Ford, English general (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - John Forrester, English historian and philosopher (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Quincy Monk, American football player (b. 1979)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Heinz Oberhummer, Austrian physicist, astronomer, and academic (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Douglas W. Shorenstein, American businessman (b. 1955)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Paul Futcher, English footballer (b. 1956)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Florence Henderson, American actress, singer and television personality (b. 1934)

Deaths4 years ago

2019Goo Hara, South Korean singer and actress (b. 1991)

Deaths1 years ago

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