Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Events

1775 - USS Alfred becomes the first vessel to fly the Grand Union Flag (the precursor to the Stars and Stripes); the flag is hoisted by John Paul Jones.

Events245 years ago
Events221 years ago

1800 - War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden: French General Moreau decisively defeats the Archduke John of Austria near Munich. Coupled with First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte's earlier victory at Marengo, this will force the Austrians to sign an armistice and end the war.

Events220 years ago

1800 - 1800 United States presidential election The Electoral College casts votes for President and Vice President that resulted in a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.

Events220 years ago

1818 - Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.

Events202 years ago

1834 - The Zollverein (German Customs Union) begins the first regular census in Germany.

Events186 years ago

1854 - Battle of the Eureka Stockade: More than 20 gold miners at Ballarat, Victoria, are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences.

Events166 years ago

1898 - The Duquesne Country and Athletic Club defeated an all-star collection of early football players 16-0, in what is considered to be the very first all-star game for professional American football.

Events122 years ago

1901 - In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt delivers a 20,000-word speech to the House of Representatives asking Congress to curb the power of trusts "within reasonable limits".

Events119 years ago

1904 - The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California's Lick Observatory.

Events116 years ago

1910 - Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.

Events110 years ago

1912 - Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League) sign an armistice with the Ottoman Empire, temporarily halting the First Balkan War. (The armistice will expire on February 3, 1913, and hostilities will resume.)

Events108 years ago

1919 - After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, including two collapses causing 89 deaths, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.

Events101 years ago

1920 - Following more than a month of Turkish–Armenian War, the Turkish dictated Treaty of Alexandropol is concluded.

Events100 years ago

1927 - Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released.

Events93 years ago

1929 – President Herbert Hoover delivers his first State of the Union message to Congress. It was presented in the form of a written message rather than a speech.

Events91 years ago

1944 - Greek Civil War: Fighting breaks out in Athens between the ELAS and government forces supported by the British Army.

Events76 years ago

1959 - The current flag of Singapore is adopted, six months after Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire.

Events61 years ago

1960 - The musical Camelot debuts at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. It will become associated with the Kennedy administration.

Events60 years ago

1965 - The Beatles release highly successful and influential experimental folk album Rubber Soul.

Events55 years ago

1967 - At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky).

Events53 years ago

1971 - Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: Pakistan launches a pre-emptive strike against India and a full-scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.

Events49 years ago

1973 - Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.

Events47 years ago

1976 - An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley in Kingston, Jamaica just two days before the "Smile Jamaica", a free concert.

Events44 years ago

1979 - In Cincinnati, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.

Events41 years ago

1979 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini becomes the first Supreme Leader of Iran.

Events41 years ago

1982 - A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri, that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.

Events38 years ago

1984 - Bhopal disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.

Events36 years ago

1989 - Cold War: In a meeting off the coast of Malta, U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the Cold War between NATO and the Soviet Union may be coming to an end.

Events31 years ago

1992 - The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching A Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.

Events28 years ago

1992 - A test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the world's first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague.

Events28 years ago

1994 - The PlayStation developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment was released in Japan

Events26 years ago

1994 - Taiwan held the first full local elections; James Soong elected as the first and only direct elected Governor of Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian became the first direct elected Mayor of Taipei, Wu Den-yih became the first directed Mayor of Kaohsiung.

Events26 years ago

1995 - Cameroon Airlines Flight 3701 crashes on approach to Douala International Airport in Douala, Cameroon, killing 71 of the 76 people on board.

Events25 years ago

1997 - In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign the Ottawa Treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines. The United States, People's Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty, however.

Events23 years ago

1999 - NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.

Events21 years ago

2007 - Winter storms cause the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, and close a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars in damages are blamed on the floods.

Events13 years ago

2009 - A suicide bombing at a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, kills 25 people, including three ministers of the Transitional Federal Government.

Events11 years ago

2012 - At least 475 people are killed after Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines.

Events8 years ago

2014 - The Japanese space agency, JAXA, launches the space explorer Hayabusa2 from the Tanegashima Space Center on a six-year round trip mission to an asteroid to collect rock samples.

Events6 years ago

Births

Births652 years ago

1447 - Bayezid II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1512)

Births573 years ago

1483 - Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German theologian and Protestant reformer (d. 1565)

Births537 years ago

1560 - Jan Gruter, Dutch scholar and critic (d. 1627)

Births460 years ago

1590 - Daniel Seghers, Flemish Jesuit brother and painter (d. 1661)

Births430 years ago

1596 - Nicola Amati, Italian instrument maker (d. 1684)

Births424 years ago

1616 - John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1703)

Births404 years ago

1684 - Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian historian and writer (d. 1754)

Births336 years ago

1722 - Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet, composer, and philosopher (d. 1794)

Births298 years ago

1729 - Antonio Soler, Spanish composer and theorist (d. 1783)

Births291 years ago

1730 - Mahadaji Shinde, Maratha ruler of Gwalior (d. 1794)

Births290 years ago

1755 - Gilbert Stuart, American painter (d. 1828)

Births265 years ago

1793 - Clarkson Frederick Stanfield, English painter and academic (d. 1867)

Births227 years ago

1800 - France Prešeren, Slovenian poet and lawyer (d. 1849)

Births220 years ago

1810 - Louisa Susannah Cheves McCord, American author and political essayist (d. 1879)

Births210 years ago

1826 - George B. McClellan, American general and politician, 24th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1885)

Births194 years ago

1833 - Carlos Finlay, Cuban epidemiologist and physician (d. 1915)

Births187 years ago

1838 - Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist and academic (d. 1916)

Births182 years ago

1838 - Octavia Hill, English activist and author (d. 1912)

Births182 years ago

1838 - Princess Louise of Prussia (d. 1923)

Births182 years ago

1842 - Phoebe Hearst, American philanthropist and activist (d. 1919)

Births178 years ago

1842 - Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American businessman, founded the Pillsbury Company (d. 1899)

Births178 years ago

1842 - Ellen Swallow Richards, American chemist, ecologist, and educator (d. 1911)

Births178 years ago

1848 - William Shiels, Irish-Australian politician, 16th Premier of Victoria (d. 1904)

Births172 years ago

1850 - Richard Butler, English-Australian politician, 23rd Premier of South Australia (d. 1925)

Births170 years ago

1856 - George Leake, Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Western Australia (d. 1902)

Births164 years ago

1857 - Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British novelist (d. 1924)

Births163 years ago

1857 - Mathilde Kralik, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1944)

Births163 years ago

1863 - Gussie Davis, African-American songwriter (d. 1899)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Herman Heijermans, Dutch author and playwright (d. 1924)

Births156 years ago

1867 - William John Bowser, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of British Columbia (d. 1933)

Births153 years ago

1872 - Arthur Charles Hardy, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Speaker of the Senate (d. 1962)

Births148 years ago

1872 - William Haselden, English cartoonist (d. 1953)

Births148 years ago

1875 - Max Meldrum, Scottish-Australian painter and educator (d. 1955)

Births145 years ago

1878 - Francis A. Nixon, American businessman (d. 1956)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Albert Asher, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1965)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Charles Hutchison, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1949)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Kafū Nagai, Japanese author and playwright (d. 1959)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Donald Matheson Sutherland, Canadian physician and politician, 5th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 1970)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (d. 1945)

Births140 years ago

1883 - Anton Webern, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1945)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Rajendra Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st President of India (d. 1963)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Walther Stampfli, Swiss lawyer and politician, 50th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1965)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Japanese general and politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1990)

Births133 years ago

1891 - Thomas Farrell, American general (d. 1967)

Births129 years ago

1894 - Deiva Zivarattinam, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1975)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1982)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Sheng Shicai, Chinese warlord (d. 1970)

Births125 years ago

1897 - William Gropper, American cartoonist and painter (d. 1977)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Hayato Ikeda, Japanese politician, 58th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1965)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Howard Kinsey, American tennis player (d. 1966)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Albert Hawke, Australian politician, 18th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1986)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountaineer (d. 2004)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Glenn Hartranft, American shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1970)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Mildred Wiley, American high jumper (d. 2000)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese captain and pilot (d. 1976)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Feliks Kibbermann, Estonian chess player and philologist (d. 1993)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Edgar Moon, Australian tennis player (d. 1976)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Les Ames, English cricketer (d. 1990)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Connee Boswell, American jazz singer (d. 1976)

Births113 years ago

1911 - Nino Rota, Italian pianist, composer, conductor, and academic (d. 1979)

Births109 years ago

1914 - Irving Fine, American composer and academic (d. 1962)

Births106 years ago

1918 - Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general and politician, 12th Indonesian Minister of Defence (d. 2000)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Charles Lynch, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1994)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Phyllis Curtin, American soprano and academic (d. 2016)

Births99 years ago

1921 - John Doar, American lawyer and activist (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Len Lesser, American actor (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Eli Mandel, Canadian poet, critic, and academic (d. 1992)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Sven Nykvist, Swedish director and cinematographer (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Trevor Bailey, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Stjepan Bobek, Croatian-Serbian footballer and manager (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Moyra Fraser, Australian-English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2009)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Wiel Coerver, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1924 - F. Sionil José, Filipino journalist, writer and author

Births96 years ago

1924 - Roberto Mieres, Argentinian race car driver and sailor (d. 2012)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Ferlin Husky, American country music singer (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Andy Williams, American singer (d. 2012)

Births93 years ago

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

Births92 years ago

1928 - Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Indian-Bangladeshi jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1929 - John S. Dunne, American priest and theologian (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Jean-Luc Godard, French-Swiss director and screenwriter

Births90 years ago

1930 - Raul M. Gonzalez, Filipino lawyer and politician, 42nd Filipino Secretary of Justice (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Yves Trudeau, Canadian sculptor (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Franz Josef Degenhardt, German author and poet (d. 2011)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Jaye P. Morgan, American singer and actress

Births89 years ago

1932 - Takao Fujinami, Japanese lawyer and politician (d. 2007)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate

Births87 years ago

1934 - Nicolas Coster, British-American actor

Births86 years ago

1934 - Viktor Gorbatko, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut

Births86 years ago

1934 - Abimael Guzmán, Peruvian philosopher and academic

Births86 years ago

1935 - Eddie Bernice Johnson, American nurse and politician

Births85 years ago

1937 - Bobby Allison, American race car driver and businessman

Births83 years ago

1937 - Morgan Llywelyn, American-Irish model and author

Births83 years ago

1937 - Binod Bihari Verma, Indian physician and author (d. 2003)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Jean-Claude Malépart, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)

Births82 years ago

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

Births82 years ago

1939 - John Paul, Sr., Dutch-American race car driver

Births81 years ago

1939 - David Phillips, English chemist and academic

Births81 years ago

1940 - Jeffrey R. Holland, American academic and religious leader

Births80 years ago

1942 - Mike Gibson, Northern Irish-Irish rugby player

Births78 years ago

1942 - Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Alice Schwarzer, German journalist and publisher, founded EMMA Magazine

Births78 years ago

1942 - David K. Shipler, American journalist and author

Births78 years ago

1943 - J. Philippe Rushton, English-Canadian psychologist and academic (d. 2012)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Joseph Franklin Ada, Guamanian lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Guam

Births77 years ago

1944 - Ralph McTell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Craig Raine, English poet, author, and playwright

Births76 years ago

1944 - António Variações, Portuguese musician (d. 1984)

Births76 years ago

1948 - Jan Hrubý, Czech violinist and songwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Maxwell Hutchinson, English architect and television host

Births72 years ago

1948 - Ozzy Osbourne, English singer-songwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Heather Menzies, Canadian-American actress (d. 2017)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Mickey Thomas, American singer-songwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Alberto Juantorena, Cuban runner

Births70 years ago

1951 - Mike Bantom, American basketball player and manager

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ray Candy, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1994)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Rick Mears, American race car driver

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mike Stock, English songwriter, record producer, and musician

Births69 years ago

1952 - Don Barnes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Benny Hinn, Israeli-American evangelist and author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Duane Roland, American guitarist and songwriter (Molly Hatchet) (d. 2006)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Franz Klammer, Austrian skier and race car driver

Births67 years ago

1953 - Rob Waring, American-Norwegian vibraphonist and contemporary composer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Grace Andreacchi, American-English author, poet, and playwright

Births66 years ago

1956 - Ewa Kopacz, Polish physician and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Poland

Births64 years ago

1957 - Maxim Korobov, Russian businessman and politician

Births63 years ago

1959 - Eamonn Holmes, Irish journalist and game show host

Births61 years ago

1960 - Daryl Hannah, American actress and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Igor Larionov, Russian ice hockey player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Julianne Moore, American actress and author

Births60 years ago

1960 - Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey player and coach

Births60 years ago

1962 - Richard Bacon, English banker, journalist, and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Nataliya Grygoryeva, Ukrainian hurdler

Births58 years ago

1963 - Joe Lally, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Terri Schiavo, American medical patient (d. 2005)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Darryl Hamilton, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Andrew Stanton, American voice actor, director, producer, screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Katarina Witt, German figure skater and actress

Births55 years ago

1966 - Flemming Povlsen, Danish footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Irina Zhuk, Russian figure skater and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Marie Françoise Ouedraogo, Burkinabé mathematician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Brendan Fraser, American actor and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Montell Jordan, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Bill Steer, English guitarist and songwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Hal Steinbrenner, American businessman, co-owner of the New York Yankees

Births51 years ago

1970 - Paul Byrd, American baseball player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Lindsey Hunter, American basketball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Christian Karembeu, French footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Laura Schuler, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Heiko Herrlich, German footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Frank Sinclair, English-Jamaican footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Henk Timmer, Dutch footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Vernon White, American mixed martial artist and wrestler

Births49 years ago

1972 - Danilo Goffi, Italian runner

Births48 years ago

1973 - Holly Marie Combs, American actress and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - MC Frontalot, American rapper

Births47 years ago

1973 - Charl Willoughby, South African cricketer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Lucette Rådström, Swedish journalist

Births46 years ago

1976 - Mark Boucher, South African cricketer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Gary Glover, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Cornelius Griffin, American football player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tomotaka Okamoto, Japanese soprano

Births44 years ago

1977 - Chad Durbin, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Troy Evans, American football player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Adam Małysz, Polish ski jumper and race car driver

Births43 years ago

1977 - Yelena Zadorozhnaya, Russian runner

Births43 years ago

1978 - Trina, American rapper and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Daniel Alexandersson, Swedish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jiří Bicek, Slovak ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Bram Tankink, Dutch cyclist

Births42 years ago

1979 - Daniel Bedingfield, New Zealand-English singer-songwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rock Cartwright, American football player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Anna Chlumsky, American actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jenna Dewan, American actress and dancer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tyjuan Hagler, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (d. 2010)

Births39 years ago

1981 - David Villa, Spanish footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Manny Corpas, Panamanian baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dascha Polanco, Dominican-American actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Franco Sbaraglini, Argentinian-Italian rugby player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Stephen Donald, New Zealand rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Sherri DuPree, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Andy Grammer, American singer, songwriter, and record producer

Births37 years ago

1983 - James Ihedigbo, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Aleksey Drozdov, Russian decathlete

Births37 years ago

1984 - Avraam Papadopoulos, Greek footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Manuel Arana, Spanish footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Nina Ansaroff, American martial artist

Births35 years ago

1985 - László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mike Randolph, American soccer player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Amanda Seyfried, American actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Robert Swift, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Marcus Williams, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1987 - Michael Angarano, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Erik Grönwall, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Brian Robiskie, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Alicia Sacramone, American gymnast

Births33 years ago

1988 - Melissa Aldana, Chilean saxophonist

Births32 years ago

1989 - Alex McCarthy, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Selçuk Alibaz, Turkish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Tomasz Narkun, Polish mixed martial artist

Births31 years ago

1990 - Christian Benteke, Belgian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Sharon Fichman, Canadian-Israeli tennis player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Ekaterine Gorgodze, Georgian tennis player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Cristian Ceballos, Spanish footballer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Solomone Kata, New Zealand rugby league player

Births26 years ago

Deaths

311 - Diocletian, Roman emperor (b. 244)

Deaths

649 - Birinus, French-English bishop and saint (b. 600)

Deaths

860 - Abbo, bishop of Auxerre

Deaths

937 - Siegfried, Frankish nobleman

Deaths

978 - Abraham, Coptic pope of Alexandria

Deaths

1038 - Emma of Lesum, Saxon countess and Saint

Deaths982 years ago

1099 - Saint Osmund (b. 1065)

Deaths921 years ago

1154 - Pope Anastasius IV (b. 1073)

Deaths866 years ago

1265 - Odofredus, Italian lawyer and jurist

Deaths755 years ago

1266 - Henry III the White, Duke of Wroclaw

Deaths754 years ago
Deaths711 years ago

1322 - Maud Chaworth, Countess of Leicester (b. 1282)

Deaths698 years ago
Deaths488 years ago
Deaths487 years ago

1542 - Jean Tixier de Ravisi, French scholar and academic (b. 1470)

Deaths478 years ago

1552 - Francis Xavier, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1506)

Deaths468 years ago
Deaths428 years ago

1610 - Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general and daimyō (b. 1548)

Deaths410 years ago
Deaths352 years ago
Deaths314 years ago

1765 - Lord John Sackville, English cricketer and politician (b. 1713)

Deaths255 years ago

1789 - Claude Joseph Vernet, French painter (b. 1714)

Deaths231 years ago

1815 - John Carroll, American archbishop (b. 1735)

Deaths205 years ago

1876 - Samuel Cooper, American general (b. 1798)

Deaths144 years ago

1882 - Archibald Tait, Scottish-English archbishop (b. 1811)

Deaths138 years ago

1888 - Carl Zeiss, German physicist and lens maker, created the optical instrument (b. 1816)

Deaths132 years ago

1890 - Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricketer (b. 1851)

Deaths130 years ago

1892 - Afanasy Fet, Russian author and poet (b. 1820)

Deaths128 years ago

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

Deaths126 years ago

1902 - Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect, designed the Otago Boys' High School and Knox Church (b. 1833)

Deaths118 years ago

1904 - David Bratton, American water polo player (b. 1869)

Deaths116 years ago

1910 - Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader and author, founded Christian Science (b. 1821)

Deaths110 years ago

1912 - Prudente de Morais, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Brazil (b. 1841)

Deaths108 years ago

1917 - Harold Garnett, English-French cricketer (b. 1879)

Deaths103 years ago

1919 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter and sculptor (b. 1841)

Deaths101 years ago

1928 - Ezra Meeker, American farmer and politician (b. 1830)

Deaths92 years ago

1934 - Charles James O'Donnell, Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1849)

Deaths86 years ago
Deaths85 years ago

1937 - William Propsting, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1861)

Deaths83 years ago

1941 - Pavel Filonov, Russian painter and poet (b. 1883)

Deaths79 years ago

1949 - Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian-American actress and educator (b. 1876)

Deaths71 years ago

1952 - Rudolf Margolius, Czech lawyer and politician (b. 1913)

Deaths68 years ago

1956 - Manik Bandopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1908)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Alexander Rodchenko, Russian sculptor, photographer, and graphic designer (b. 1891)

Deaths64 years ago

1967 - Harry Wismer, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1913)

Deaths53 years ago

1972 - William Manuel Johnson, American bassist (b. 1872)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Emile Christian, American trombonist, cornet player, and composer (b. 1895)

Deaths47 years ago
Deaths47 years ago

1979 - Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player and coach (b. 1905)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Oswald Mosley, English lieutenant, fascist, and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1896)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Walter Knott, American farmer, founded Knott's Berry Farm (b. 1889)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Azerbaijani-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1919)

Deaths36 years ago

1989 - Fernando Martín Espina, Spanish basketball player (b. 1962)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Connie B. Gay, American businessman, founded the Country Music Association (b. 1914)

Deaths31 years ago

1993 - Lewis Thomas, American physician, etymologist, and academic (b. 1913)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Georges Duby, French historian and author (b. 1919)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Pierre Hétu, Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1936)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - John Archer, American actor (b. 1915)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Scatman John, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1942)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Madeline Kahn, American actress, comedian, and singer (b. 1942)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Horst Mahseli, Polish footballer (b. 1934)

Deaths21 years ago
Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet and educator (b. 1917)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Hoyt Curtin, American composer and producer (b. 1922)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Adrienne Adams, American illustrator (b. 1906)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Glenn Quinn, Irish-American actor (b. 1970)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - David Hemmings, English actor (b. 1941)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Sita Ram Goel, Indian historian, publisher and writer (b. 1921)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese-American mathematician and academic (b. 1911)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Frederick Ashworth, American admiral (b. 1912)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Herb Moford, American baseball player (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - James Kemsley, Australian cartoonist and actor (b. 1948)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Robert Zajonc, Polish-American psychologist and author (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Leila Lopes, Brazilian actress and journalist (b. 1959)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Richard Todd, Irish-born British soldier and actor (b. 1919)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Abdumalik Bahori, Azerbaijani poet and author (b. 1927)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Dev Anand, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Jules Mikhael Al-Jamil, Iraqi-Lebanese archbishop (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kuntal Chandra, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Fyodor Khitruk, Russian animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Diego Mendieta, Paraguayan footballer (b. 1980)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Janet Shaw, Australian cyclist and author (b. 1966)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Paul Aussaresses, French general (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed, Egyptian air marshal (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egyptian poet and educator (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Herman Badillo, Puerto Rican-American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jacques Barrot, French politician, French European Commissioner (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nathaniel Branden, Canadian–American psychotherapist and author (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ian McLagan, English-American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (b. 1945)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - James Stewart, Canadian mathematician and academic (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Gladstone Anderson, Jamaican singer and pianist (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Eevi Huttunen, Finnish speed skater (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Scott Weiland, American singer-songwriter (b. 1967)

Deaths5 years ago

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