Holidays and observances

Liberation Day or Dita e Çlirimit (Albania)

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

Events

561 - King Chlothar I dies at Compiègne. The Merovingian dynasty is continued by his four sons, Charibert I, Guntram, Sigebert I and Chilperic I, who divide the Frankish Kingdom.

Events

618 - The Tang dynasty scores a decisive victory over their rival Xue Rengao at the Battle of Qianshuiyuan.

Events

903 - The Abbasid army under Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Katib deals a crushing defeat to the Qarmatians at the Battle of Hama.

Events

1394 - The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon dynasty, moves the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul.

Events626 years ago
Events471 years ago

1612 - The Battle of Swally takes place, which loosens the Portuguese Empire's hold on India.

Events408 years ago

1729 - Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.

Events291 years ago

1732 - The magnitude 6.6 Irpinia earthquake causes 1,940 deaths in the former Kingdom of Naples, southern Italy.

Events288 years ago

1776 - American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia, comes to an end with the arrival of British reinforcements.

Events244 years ago

1777 - San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.

Events243 years ago

1781 - The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.

Events239 years ago
Events237 years ago

1807 - Transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil: John VI of Portugal flees Lisbon from advancing Napoleonic forces during the Peninsular War, transferring the Portuguese court to Brazil.

Events213 years ago

1830 - November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia's rule in Poland begins.

Events190 years ago

1847 - The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.

Events173 years ago

1847 - Whitman massacre: Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.

Events173 years ago

1850 - The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, is signed in Olomouc. Prussia capitulates to Austria, which will take over the leadership of the German Confederation.

Events170 years ago
Events157 years ago

1864 - American Indian Wars: Sand Creek massacre: Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.

Events156 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Spring Hill: The Confederate Army of Tennessee misses an opportunity to crush the Army of the Ohio.

Events156 years ago

1872 - American Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.

Events148 years ago

1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.

Events143 years ago

1890 - The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan, and the first Diet convenes.

Events130 years ago

1899 - FC Barcelona is founded by Catalan, Spanish and Englishmen. It later develops into one of Spanish football's most iconic and strongest teams.

Events121 years ago

1902 - The Pittsburgh Stars defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 11–0 to win the first championship associated with an American national professional football league.

Events118 years ago

1929 - U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.

Events91 years ago

1943 - World War II: The second session of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), held to determine the post-war ordering of the country, concludes in Jajce (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Events77 years ago
Events76 years ago
Events75 years ago

1947 - Partition Plan: The United Nations General Assembly approves a plan for the partition of Palestine.

Events73 years ago

1947 - First Indochina War: French forces carry out a massacre at Mỹ Trạch, Vietnam.

Events73 years ago

1952 - Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.

Events68 years ago

1961 - Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission: Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico.

Events59 years ago

1963 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Events57 years ago

1963 - Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 crashes shortly after takeoff from Montreal-Dorval International Airport, killing all 118 people on board.

Events57 years ago

1963 - "I Want to Hold Your Hand", recorded on October 17, 1963, is released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom.

Events57 years ago
Events53 years ago

1972 - Atari releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game.

Events48 years ago

1986 - The Surinamese military attacks the village of Moiwana during the Suriname Guerrilla War, killing at least 39 civilians, mostly women and children.

Events34 years ago

1987 - North Korean agents plant a bomb on Korean Air Flight 858, which kills all 115 passengers and crew.

Events33 years ago

2007 - The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to the Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.

Events13 years ago

Births

826 - William of Septimania, Frankish nobleman (d. 850)

Births

968 - Kazan, emperor of Japan (d. 1008)

Births

1310 - John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray, English Baron (d. 1361)

Births710 years ago

1329 - John I, duke of Bavaria (d. 1340)

Births691 years ago
Births682 years ago

1422 - Thomas Percy, 1st Baron Egremont, English Baron (d. 1460)

Births598 years ago

1427 - Zhengtong, emperor of the Ming Dynasty (d. 1464)

Births593 years ago

1463 - Andrea della Valle, Italian cardinal (d. 1534)

Births557 years ago

1484 - Joachim Vadian, Swiss physician, scholar, and politician (d. 1551)

Births536 years ago

1528 - Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu, English politician (d. 1592)

Births492 years ago

1627 - John Ray, English biologist and botanist (d. 1705)

Births393 years ago
Births330 years ago

1705 - Michael Christian Festing, English violinist and composer (d. 1752)

Births315 years ago

1752 - Jemima Wilkinson, American evangelist (d. 1819)

Births268 years ago

1781 - Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet and philosopher (d. 1865)

Births239 years ago

1797 - Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)

Births223 years ago

1798 - Alexander Brullov, Russian painter and architect, designed the Pulkovo Observatory (d. 1877)

Births222 years ago

1799 - Amos Bronson Alcott, American philosopher and academic (d. 1888)

Births221 years ago

1802 - Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and author (d. 1827)

Births218 years ago

1803 - Christian Doppler, Austrian mathematician and physicist (d. 1853)

Births217 years ago

1803 - Gottfried Semper, German architect and academic, designed the Semper Opera House (d. 1879)

Births217 years ago

1816 - Morrison Waite, American jurist and politician, 7th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1888)

Births204 years ago

1818 - George Brown, Scottish-Canadian journalist and politician, 10th Premier of West Canada (d. 1880)

Births202 years ago

1818 - William Ellery Channing, American poet and author (d. 1901)

Births202 years ago

1823 - La Fayette Grover, American lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Oregon (d. 1911)

Births197 years ago

1825 - Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist and psychologist (d. 1893)

Births195 years ago

1831 - Frederick Townsend Ward, American sailor and soldier (d. 1862)

Births189 years ago

1832 - Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet (d. 1888)

Births188 years ago

1835 - Empress Dowager Cixi of China (d. 1908)

Births185 years ago

1843 - Gertrude Jekyll, British horticulturist and writer (d. 1932)

Births177 years ago

1849 - John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer (d. 1945)

Births171 years ago

1856 - Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German lawyer and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1921)

Births164 years ago

1857 - Theodor Escherich, German-Austrian pediatrician and academic (d. 1911)

Births163 years ago

1861 - Spyridon Samaras, Greek playwright and composer (d. 1917)

Births159 years ago

1873 - Suzan Rose Benedict, American mathematician and academic (d. 1942)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Francis Dodd, Welsh-English painter and academic (d. 1949)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Egas Moniz, Portuguese physician and neurologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Nellie Tayloe Ross, American educator and politician, 14th Governor of Wyoming (d. 1977)

Births144 years ago

1878 - John Derbyshire, English swimmer and water polo player (d. 1938)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Jacob Gade, Danish violinist and composer (d. 1963)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Artur Phleps, Romanian-German general (d. 1944)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Abdülhalik Renda, Turkish civil servant and politician, 6th Turkish Minister of National Defence (d. 1957)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Henri Fabre, French pilot and engineer (d. 1984)

Births138 years ago

1888 - Joe Slater, Australian footballer and captain (d. 1917)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Julius Raab, Austrian engineer and politician, 19th Chancellor of Austria (d. 1964)

Births129 years ago

1895 - Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (d. 1976)

Births125 years ago

1895 - William Tubman, Liberian lawyer and politician, 19th President of Liberia (d. 1971)

Births125 years ago

1898 - C. S. Lewis, British novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1963)

Births122 years ago
Births121 years ago

1899 - Emma Morano, Italian supercentenarian, oldest Italian person ever, last verified person born in the 1800s (d. 2017)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Mildred Gillars, American broadcaster, employed by Nazi Germany to disseminate propaganda during WWII (d. 1988)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Mildred Harris, American actress (d. 1944)

Births119 years ago

1904 - Egon Eiermann, German architect, designed the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (d. 1970)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Margaret Barr, Australian choreographer and teacher of dance-drama (d. 1991)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Marcel Lefebvre, French-Swiss archbishop and theologian (d. 1991)

Births115 years ago

1908 - Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American pastor and politician (d. 1972)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Afet İnan, Turkish historian and sociologist (d. 1985)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Elizabeth Choy, Malaysian-Singaporean educator and politician (d. 2006)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian actor and director (d. 1961)

Births110 years ago

1915 - Ludu Daw Amar, Burmese journalist and author (d. 2008)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Billy Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (d. 1967)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Fran Ryan, American actress and comedian (d. 2000)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Pierre Gaspard-Huit, French director and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Merle Travis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Madeleine L'Engle, American author and poet (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Joe Weider, Canadian-American bodybuilder and publisher, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Yegor Ligachyov, Russian engineer and politician

Births100 years ago

1920 - Joseph Shivers, American chemist and academic, developed spandex (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Michael Howard, English-American historian, author, and academic

Births98 years ago

1922 - Minnie Miñoso, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Chuck Daigh, American race car driver (b. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Jane Freilicher, American painter and poet (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Charles E. Mower, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1944)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisian lawyer and politician, President of Tunisia (d. 2019)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Vin Scully, American sportscaster and game show host

Births93 years ago

1928 - Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter and educator

Births92 years ago

1928 - Paul Simon, American soldier and politician, 39th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (d. 2003)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Ernie Vossler, American golfer (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Derek Jameson, English journalist and radio host (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Woo Yong-gak, North Korean soldier

Births91 years ago
Births90 years ago

1930 - Vladimir Šenauer, Croatian footballer (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Alan Lee Williams, English academic and politician

Births90 years ago

1931 - Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1997)

Births89 years ago

1931 - André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Ed Bickert, Canadian jazz guitarist (d. 2019)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Jacques Chirac, French soldier and politician, 22nd President of France (d. 2019)

Births88 years ago

1932 - John Gary, American singer and television host (d. 1998)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Fernando Guillén, Spanish actor (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Marc Vaux, English painter

Births88 years ago

1933 - John Mayall, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births87 years ago

1933 - James Rosenquist, American painter and illustrator (d. 2017)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Willie Morris, American writer (d. 1999)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Diane Ladd, American actress

Births85 years ago

1935 - Thomas J. O'Brien, American bishop (d. 2018)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Jan Mangerud, Norwegian geologist and academic

Births83 years ago

1938 - Kashiwado Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 47th Yokozuna (d. 1996)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Peter Bergman, American comedian, actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Meco, American record producer and musician

Births81 years ago

1940 - Denny Doherty, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Cuban-Spanish economist and journalist (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Chuck Mangione, American horn player and composer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Janet Smith, English lawyer and judge

Births80 years ago

1940 - Henry T. Yang, Taiwanese/Chinese-American engineer and academic

Births80 years ago

1941 - Bill Freehan, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births79 years ago

1941 - Roberto Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player and coach (d. 2012)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Felix Cavaliere, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Michael Craze, British actor (d. 1998)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (d. 1995)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Maggie Thompson, American author and critic

Births78 years ago

1942 - John Grillo, English actor and playwright

Births78 years ago

1943 - Janet Holmes à Court, Australian businesswoman and philanthropist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bobbi Martin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Sue Miller, American novelist and short story writer

Births77 years ago

1945 - Csaba Pléh, Hungarian psychologist and linguist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Brian Cadd, Australian singer-songwriter, keyboard player and producer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Suzy Chaffee, American skier

Births74 years ago

1946 - Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Petra Kelly, German activist and politician (d. 1992)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Ronnie Montrose, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Yōichi Masuzoe, Japanese politician

Births72 years ago

1949 - Yvon Labre, Canadian ice hockey player

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jerry Lawler, American wrestler and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1949 - Dutch Mantel, American wrestler and manager

Births71 years ago

1949 - Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Steve Smith, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Kevin O'Donnell, Jr., American author (d. 2012)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Carl Finch, American polka musician, songwriter, and record producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Barry Goudreau, American guitarist and songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Roger Troutman, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Don Walker, Australian singer-songwriter and pianist

Births69 years ago

1952 - Jeff Fahey, American actor and producer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Dusty Hare, English rugby player and cricketer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Jackie French, Australian author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Vlado Kreslin, Slovenian singer-songwriter

Births67 years ago

1953 - Huub Stevens, Dutch footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1954 - Joel Coen, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Steve Rogers, Australian rugby player and coach (d. 2006)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian, actor, and television host

Births65 years ago

1956 - Hinton Battle, German-American actor, dancer, and choreographer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Yvonne Fovargue, English lawyer and politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Eric Laakso, American football player (d. 2010)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Katrin Saks, Estonian lawyer and politician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Jennifer Batten, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Janet Napolitano, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Homeland Security

Births63 years ago

1957 - Matthew Rubel, American businessman

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mario Salieri, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1958 - Michael Dempsey, Zimbabwean-English bass player

Births62 years ago

1958 - John Dramani Mahama, Ghanaian historian and politician, 4th President of Ghana

Births62 years ago

1959 - Richard Borcherds, South African-English mathematician and academic

Births61 years ago

1959 - Neal Broten, American ice hockey player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Rich Camarillo, American football player and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Rahm Emanuel, American businessman and politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago

Births61 years ago

1960 - Marco Bucci, Italian discus thrower (d. 2013)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Howard Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Cathy Moriarty, American actress

Births60 years ago

1962 - Ronny Jordan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Andrew McCarthy, American actor and director

Births58 years ago

1962 - Michael Veitch, Australian comedian and actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Will Downing, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Lalit Modi, Indian businessman

Births57 years ago

1964 - Don Cheadle, American actor and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ken Monkou, Surinamese-Dutch footballer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Lauren Child, English author

Births55 years ago

1965 - Ellen Cleghorne, American comedian and actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese poet and pianist (d. 1992)

Births55 years ago

1968 - Hayabusa, Japanese wrestler (d. 2016)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jonathan Knight, American singer-songwriter and dancer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Kasey Keller, American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mariano Rivera, Panamanian-American baseball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tomas Brolin, Swedish footballer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Larry Joe Campbell, American actor and director

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ryu Seung-ryong, South Korean actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Brad May, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1972 - Willie Bain, Scottish academic and politician

Births48 years ago

1972 - Brian Baumgartner, American actor and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jamal Mashburn, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Roger Shah, German electronic music producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Minoru Tanaka, Japanese wrestler and boxer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Sarah Jones, American actress and playwright

Births47 years ago

1974 - Pavol Demitra, Slovak ice hockey player (d. 2011)

Births46 years ago

1975 - Andreas Ioannides, Cypriot footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Chris Akins, American football player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Lindsay Benko, American swimmer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Anna Faris, American actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Eddie Howe, English footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Younis Khan, Pakistani cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Maria Petrova, Russian figure skater

Births43 years ago

1978 - Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Greek footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Adam Barrett, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - The Game, American rapper

Births41 years ago

1979 - Neal Horgan, American-Irish footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - P. J. Fleck, American football player and coach

Births40 years ago

1980 - Janina Gavankar, American actress and singer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jason Griffith, American voice actor and actor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Chun Jung-myung, South Korean actor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ilias Kasidiaris, Greek soldier and politician

Births40 years ago

1981 - Fawad Khan, Pakistani actor, model and singer

Births39 years ago

1983 - Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jennifer Oeser, German heptathlete

Births37 years ago

1983 - Aylin Tezel, German actress

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ji Hyun-woo, South Korean actor and guitarist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Katlego Mphela, South African footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Evangelia Aravani, Greek model

Births35 years ago

1985 - Shannon Brown, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1987 - Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sandro Wagner, German footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Dana Brooke, American wrestler and bodybuilder

Births32 years ago

1988 - Lee Hyun-ho, South Korean footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Russell Wilson, American football player

Births32 years ago

1990 - Sheldon Richardson, American football player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Terunofuji Haruo, Mongolian sumo wrestler

Births29 years ago

1994 - Shaun Lane, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Karl Lawton, Australian rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, British swimmer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Laura Marano, American actress and singer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Akvilė Paražinskaitė, Lithuanian tennis player

Births24 years ago

1997 - Ye Qiuyu, Chinese tennis player

Births23 years ago

Deaths

521 - Jacob of Serugh, Syrian poet and theologian (b. 451)

Deaths

524 - Ahkal Mo' Naab' I, ruler of Palenque (b. 465)

Deaths

561 - Chlothar I, Frankish king (b. 497)

Deaths

835 - Muhammad al-Jawad, The ninth of the Twelve Imams (b. 811)

Deaths

997 - Seongjong, Korean king (b. 961)

Deaths

999 - Li Chun'an, Chinese merchant (b. 921)

Deaths

1039 - Adalbero, duke of Carinthia (b. 980)

Deaths981 years ago

1253 - Otto II, duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)

Deaths767 years ago

1268 - Clement IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1190)

Deaths752 years ago

1314 - Philip IV, king of France (b. 1268)

Deaths706 years ago

1330 - Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1287)

Deaths690 years ago

1342 - Michael of Cesena, Italian general, priest, and theologian (b. 1270)

Deaths678 years ago

1378 - Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1316)

Deaths642 years ago

1396 - Robert Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers of Wemme, English nobleman (b. 1373)

Deaths624 years ago

1463 - Marie of Anjou, queen and wife of Charles VII of France (b. 1404)

Deaths557 years ago

1530 - Thomas Wolsey, English cardinal and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1470)

Deaths490 years ago

1544 - Jungjong of Joseon, Korean king (b. 1488)

Deaths476 years ago

1577 - Cuthbert Mayne, English priest (b. 1543)

Deaths443 years ago

1590 - Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)

Deaths430 years ago

1595 - Alonso de Ercilla, Spanish soldier and poet (b. 1533)

Deaths425 years ago

1626 - Ernst von Mansfeld, German commander (b. 1580)

Deaths394 years ago

1628 - John Felton, English soldier and assassin of the Duke of Buckingham (b. c. 1595)

Deaths392 years ago

1632 - Frederick V, Elector Palatine (b. 1596)

Deaths388 years ago

1643 - William Cartwright, English priest and playwright (b. 1611)

Deaths377 years ago

1643 - Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer (b. 1567)

Deaths377 years ago

1646 - Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish astronomer and theologian (b. 1565)

Deaths374 years ago

1661 - Brian Walton, English bishop and scholar (b. 1600)

Deaths359 years ago

1694 - Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician and biologist (b. 1628)

Deaths326 years ago
Deaths325 years ago

1699 - Patrick Gordon, Scottish-Russian general (b. 1635)

Deaths321 years ago

1759 - Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (b. 1687)

Deaths261 years ago
Deaths240 years ago

1797 - Samuel Langdon, American pastor, theologian, and academic (b. 1723)

Deaths223 years ago

1830 - John Maurice Hauke, Polish general (b. 1775)

Deaths190 years ago

1846 - Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1778)

Deaths174 years ago

1847 - Marcus Whitman, American physician and missionary (b. 1802)

Deaths173 years ago

1872 - Mary Somerville, Scottish-Italian astronomer, mathematician, and author (b. 1780)

Deaths148 years ago

1883 - Hiệp Hòa, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1847)

Deaths137 years ago

1894 - Juan N. Méndez, Mexican general and interim president, 1876-1877 (b. 1820)

Deaths126 years ago
Deaths102 years ago

1924 - Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer and educator (b. 1858)

Deaths96 years ago

1927 - George Giffen, Australian cricketer (b. 1859)

Deaths93 years ago

1932 - Abdullah Cevdet, Kurdish-Turkish physician and academic (b. 1869)

Deaths88 years ago

1939 - Philipp Scheidemann, German lawyer and politician, 10th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1865)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Frank Waller, American sprinter and hurdler (b. 1884)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Boyd Wagner, American colonel and pilot (b. 1916)

Deaths78 years ago

1946 - Johannes Vares, Estonian poet, physician, and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1890)

Deaths74 years ago

1953 - Sam De Grasse, Canadian-American actor (b. 1875)

Deaths67 years ago

1954 - Dink Johnson, American pianist, clarinet player, and drummer (b. 1892)

Deaths66 years ago

1957 - Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Czech-American pianist and composer (b. 1897)

Deaths63 years ago

1967 - Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian soldier and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1886)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Robert T. Frederick, American general (b. 1907)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (b. 1888)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - James J. Braddock, American boxer (b. 1905)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Tony Brise, English race car driver (b. 1952)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Graham Hill, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1929)

Deaths45 years ago

1980 - Dorothy Day, American journalist and activist, co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement (b. 1897)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (b. 1923)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Natalie Wood, American actress (b. 1938)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Afrânio Pompílio Gastos do Amaral, Brazilian herpetologist (b. 1894)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Percy Williams, Canadian sprinter (b. 1908)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Nora Thompson Dean, American Lenape educator and author (b. 1907)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Cary Grant, English-American actor (b. 1904)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Irene Handl, English actress (b. 1901)

Deaths33 years ago

1991 - Ralph Bellamy, American actor (b. 1904)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician and academic (b. 1906)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - J. R. D. Tata, French-Indian pilot and businessman, founded Tata Motors and Tata Global Beverages (b. 1904)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Dan Flavin, American sculptor and illustrator (b. 1933)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Denis Jenkinson, English journalist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Coleman Young, American politician, 66th Mayor of Detroit (b. 1918)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Maus Gatsonides, Dutch race car driver and businessman (b. 1911)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - John Berry, American-French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Gene Rayburn, American game show panelist and host (b. 1917)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Kazuo Sakamaki, Japanese soldier (b. 1918)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Ilmar Laaban, Estonian-Swedish poet and publicist (b. 1921)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Mic Christopher, American-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1969)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and music producer (b. 1943)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - John Knowles, American novelist (b. 1926)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Daniel Gélin, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - John Drew Barrymore, American actor (b. 1932)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Harry Danning, American baseball player and coach (b. 1911)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - David Di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Allen Carr, English-Spanish accountant and author (b. 1934)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - James Barber, Canadian chef and author (b. 1923)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Henry Hyde, American lawyer and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Jørn Utzon, Danish architect, designed the Sydney Opera House (b. 1918)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet and author (b. 1937)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - S. Sivanayagam, Sri Lankan journalist and author (b. 1930)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Stephen J. Solarz, American academic and politician (b. 1940)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Maurice Wilkes, English physicist and computer scientist (b. 1913)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian (b. 1969)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Guillermo O'Donnell, Argentine political scientist (b. 1936)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Joelmir Beting, Brazilian journalist (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sherab Palden Beru, Tibetan painter (b. 1911)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Merv Pregulman, American football player and businessman (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Buddy Roberts, American wrestler and manager (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Oliver Cheatham, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Colin Eglin, South African soldier and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Russian-Polish poet and activist (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Brian Torrey Scott, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1976)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Dwayne Alons, American general and politician (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dick Bresciani, American businessman (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet, essayist, and translator (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Joe Marston, Australian footballer and manager (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Otto Newman, Austrian-American sociologist and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Oʻtkir Sultonov, Uzbek lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Uzbekistan (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Marcos Danilo Padilha, Brazilian football player (b. 1985)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Slobodan Praljak, Croatian general (b. 1945)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese politician, 45th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1918)

Deaths1 years ago

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