Holidays and observances

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

Events

63 BC - Cicero gives the fourth and final of the Catiline Orations.

Events

633 - Fourth Council of Toledo takes place.

Events
Events938 years ago

1408 - Emir Edigu of Golden Horde reaches Moscow.

Events612 years ago

1484 - Pope Innocent VIII issues the Summis desiderantes affectibus, a papal bull that deputizes Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger as inquisitors to root out alleged witchcraft in Germany.

Events536 years ago

1492 - Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

Events528 years ago

1496 - King Manuel I of Portugal issues a decree ordering the expulsion of Jewish "heretics" from the country.

Events524 years ago

1560 - Charles IX becomes king of France.

Events460 years ago

1757 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Leuthen: Frederick II of Prussia leads Prussian forces to a decisive victory over Austrian forces under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine.

Events263 years ago

1766 - In London, auctioneer James Christie holds his first sale.

Events254 years ago
Events245 years ago

1776 - Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the U.S., holds its first meeting at the College of William & Mary.

Events244 years ago

1831 - Former U.S. President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.

Events189 years ago

1847 - Jefferson Davis is elected to the U.S. Senate.

Events173 years ago

1848 - California Gold Rush: In a message to the United States Congress, U.S. President James K. Polk confirms that large amounts of gold had been discovered in California.

Events172 years ago

1865 - Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.

Events155 years ago

1931 - Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow was destroyed on orders from Joseph Stalin.

Events89 years ago
Events87 years ago

1934 - Abyssinia Crisis: Italian troops attack Wal Wal in Abyssinia, taking four days to capture the city.

Events86 years ago
Events85 years ago

1936 - The Soviet Union adopts a new constitution and the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic is established as a full Union Republic of the USSR.

Events84 years ago

1941 - World War II: In the Battle of Moscow, Georgy Zhukov launches a massive Soviet counter-attack against the German army.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: Great Britain declares war on Finland, Hungary and Romania.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: Allied air forces begin attacking Germany's secret weapons bases in Operation Crossbow.

Events77 years ago

1945 - World War II: Flight 19, a group of TBF Avengers, disappears in the Bermuda Triangle, in one of the most famous aviation mysteries in history.

Events75 years ago

1952 - Great Smog: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow.

Events68 years ago
Events65 years ago
Events65 years ago

1958 - Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD) is inaugurated in the United Kingdom by Queen Elizabeth II when she speaks to the Lord Provost in a call from Bristol to Edinburgh.

Events62 years ago

1958 - The Preston By-pass, the UK's first stretch of motorway, opens to traffic for the first time. (It is now part of the M6 and M55 motorways.)

Events62 years ago

1964 - Vietnam War: For his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.

Events56 years ago

1964 - Lloyd J. Old discovered the first linkage between the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and disease—mouse leukemia—opening the way for the recognition of the importance of the MHC in the immune response.

Events56 years ago

1966 - The musical I Do! I Do!, starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston opens at the 46th Street Theatre, in New York City, and closes on June 15, 1968, after 560 performances.

Events54 years ago

1971 - Battle of Gazipur: Pakistani forces stand defeated as India cedes Gazipur to Bangladesh.

Events49 years ago

1977 - Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen. The move is in retaliation for the Declaration of Tripoli against Egypt.

Events43 years ago

1983 - Dissolution of the Military Junta in Argentina.

Events37 years ago

1991 - Leonid Kravchuk is elected the first president of Ukraine.

Events29 years ago

1995 - Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lanka's government announces the conquest of the Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.

Events25 years ago

1999 - Helen Clark is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, the second woman to hold the post and the first to be elected to the role.

Events21 years ago

2004 - The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there.

Events16 years ago

2005 - The 6.8 MwLake Tanganyika earthquake shakes the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing six people.

Events15 years ago

2006 - Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji.

Events14 years ago

2007 - Westroads Mall shooting: Nineteen-year-old Robert A. Hawkins kills eight people, including himself, with a WASR-10 at a Von Maur department store in Omaha, Nebraska.

Events13 years ago

2013 - Militants attack a Defense Ministry compound in Sana'a, Yemen, killing at least 56 people and injuring 200 others.

Events7 years ago

2014 - Exploration Flight Test 1, the first flight test of Orion is launched.

Events6 years ago

2017 - The International Olympic Committee bans Russia from competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Events3 years ago

Births

852 - Zhu Wen, Chinese emperor (d. 912)

Births

1377 - Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)

Births643 years ago

1389 - Zbigniew Oleśnicki, Polish cardinal and statesman (d. 1455)

Births631 years ago

1443 - Pope Julius II (d. 1513)

Births577 years ago

1470 - Willibald Pirckheimer, German lawyer and author (d. 1530)

Births550 years ago

1495 - Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish philologist and lexicographer (d. 1542)

Births525 years ago

1537 - Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shōgun (d. 1597)

Births483 years ago

1539 - Fausto Sozzini, Italian theologian and author (d. 1604)

Births481 years ago

1547 - Ubbo Emmius, Dutch historian and geographer (d. 1625)

Births473 years ago

1556 - Anne Cecil, Countess of Oxford, English countess (d. 1588)

Births464 years ago

1595 - Henry Lawes, English composer (d. 1662)

Births425 years ago
Births359 years ago

1666 - Francesco Scarlatti, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1741)

Births354 years ago

1687 - Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1762)

Births333 years ago

1697 - Giuseppe de Majo, Italian organist and composer (d. 1771)

Births323 years ago

1782 - Martin Van Buren, American lawyer and politician, 8th President of the United States (d. 1862)

Births238 years ago

1784 - George Shepherd, English illustrator and painter (d. 1862)

Births236 years ago

1803 - Fyodor Tyutchev, Russian poet and diplomat (d. 1873)

Births217 years ago

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

Births200 years ago

1822 - Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American philosopher and academic, co-founded Radcliffe College (d. 1907)

Births198 years ago

1829 - Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French-Canadian lawyer and politician, 4th Premier of Quebec (d. 1908)

Births191 years ago

1830 - Christina Rossetti, English poet and author (d. 1894)

Births190 years ago

1839 - George Armstrong Custer, American general (d. 1876)

Births181 years ago

1841 - Marcus Daly, Irish-American businessman (d. 1900)

Births179 years ago

1849 - Eduard Seler, German anthropologist, ethnohistorian, linguist, and academic (d. 1922)

Births171 years ago

1855 - Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist, ornithologist, entomologist, and ethnographer (d. 1942)

Births165 years ago

1859 - John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, English admiral and politician, 2nd Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1935)

Births161 years ago

1861 - Konstantin Korovin, Russian-French painter and set designer (d. 1939)

Births159 years ago

1862 - John Henry Leech, English entomologist (d. 1900)

Births158 years ago

1863 - Paul Painlevé, French mathematician and politician, 84th Prime Minister of France (d. 1933)

Births157 years ago

1866 - John Beresford, Irish polo player (d. 1944)

Births154 years ago

1866 - Traian Demetrescu, Romanian poet and author (d. 1896)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Antti Aarne, Finnish author and academic (d. 1925)

Births153 years ago

1867 - Józef Piłsudski, Polish field marshal and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Poland (d. 1935)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist and academic (d. 1951)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Ellis Parker Butler, American author and poet (d. 1937)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer and educator (d. 1949)

Births150 years ago

1872 - Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player (d. 1906)

Births148 years ago

1875 - Arthur Currie, Canadian general (d. 1933)

Births145 years ago

1879 - Clyde Vernon Cessna, American pilot and businessman, founded the Cessna Aircraft Corporation (d. 1954)

Births141 years ago

1881 - René Cresté, French actor and director (d. 1922)

Births139 years ago

1886 - Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author (d. 1968)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Pieter Oud, Dutch historian, academic, and politician, Minister of Finance of the Netherlands (d. 1968)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Nikolai Uglanov, Soviet politician (d. 1937)

Births134 years ago

1890 - David Bomberg, English painter, illustrator, and academic (d. 1957)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Fritz Lang, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1976)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Paul Kogerman, Estonian chemist and academic (d. 1951)

Births129 years ago

1894 - Charles Robberts Swart, South African lawyer and politician, 1st State President of South Africa (d. 1982)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Elbert Frank Cox, American mathematician and academic (d. 1969)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Ann Nolan Clark, American historian, author, and educator (d. 1995)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Carl Ferdinand Cori, Czech-American biochemist and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Nunnally Johnson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Gershom Scholem, German-Israeli philosopher and historian (d. 1982)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Josh Malihabadi, Indian-Pakistani poet and translator (d. 1982)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (d. 1947)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Jimmy Dimmock, English footballer (d. 1972)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Walt Disney, American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (d. 1966)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and author (d. 1980)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Werner Heisenberg, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Emeric Pressburger, Hungarian-English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1988)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Strom Thurmond, American educator, general, and politician, 103rd Governor of South Carolina (d. 2003)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Johannes Heesters, Dutch-German actor and singer (d. 2011)

Births117 years ago

1903 - C. F. Powell, English-Italian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1969)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Gus Mancuso, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1984)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Otto Preminger, Austrian-American actor, director, and producer (d. 1986)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Francisco Javier Arana, Guatemalan Army colonel and briefly Guatemalan head of state (d.1949)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Lin Biao, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1971)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian-French physicist and academic (d. 1993)

Births113 years ago

1910 - Abraham Polonsky, American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and composer (d. 2000)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Sonny Boy Williamson II, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 1965)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Kate Simon, American travel writer (d. 1990)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Esther Borja, Cuban soprano and actress (d. 2013)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Hans Hellmut Kirst, German lieutenant and author (d. 1989)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Hilary Koprowski, Polish-American virologist and immunologist, created the world's first effective live polio vaccine (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Walt McPherson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Ken Downing, English race car driver (d. 2004)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Charity Adams Earley, Black American Army officer (d. 2002)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Alun Gwynne Jones, Baron Chalfont, English historian and politician

Births101 years ago

1921 - Alvy Moore, American actor and producer (d. 1997)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Casey Ribicoff, American philanthropist (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Don Robertson, American songwriter and pianist (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Robert Sobukwe, South African banker and politician (d. 1978)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Nicaraguan politician, 73rd President of Nicaragua (d. 1980)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Adetowun Ogunsheye, first female Nigerian professor and university dean

Births94 years ago

1927 - Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thai king (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1927 - W.D. Amaradeva, Sri Lankan musician and composer (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Madis Kõiv, Estonian physicist, philosopher, and author (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Yi-Fu Tuan, Chinese-American geographer

Births90 years ago

1931 - Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer and manager (d. 2011)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs, British politician

Births88 years ago

1932 - Sheldon Lee Glashow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births88 years ago

1932 - Jim Hurtubise, American race car driver (d. 1989)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Little Richard, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor

Births88 years ago

1932 - Nadira, Indian actress (d. 2006)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Gennadiy Agapov, Russian race walker (d. 1999)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Harry Holgate, Australian politician, 36th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1997)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Joan Didion, American novelist and screenwriter

Births86 years ago

1935 - Calvin Trillin, American novelist, humorist, and journalist

Births85 years ago

1935 - Yury Vlasov, Ukrainian-Russian weightlifter and politician

Births85 years ago

1936 - James Lee Burke, American journalist, author, and academic

Births84 years ago

1938 - J. J. Cale, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

1940 - Tony Crafter, Australian cricket umpire

Births80 years ago

1940 - Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager

Births80 years ago

1940 - Peter Pohl, Swedish author, director, and screenwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Frank Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2012)

Births80 years ago

1942 - Bryan Murray, Canadian ice hockey coach (d. 2017)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Eva Joly, Norwegian-French judge and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, South Korean cardinal

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor, director, and producer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Serge Chapleau, Canadian cartoonist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Moshe Katsav, Iranian-Israeli educator and politician, 8th President of Israel

Births75 years ago

1946 - José Carreras, Spanish tenor and actor

Births74 years ago

1946 - Andy Kim, Canadian pop singer-songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Sarel van der Merwe, South African race car driver

Births74 years ago

1947 - Rudy Fernandez, Filipino triathlete

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bruce Golding, Jamaican lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Jamaica

Births73 years ago

1947 - Tony Gregory, Irish activist and politician (d. 2009)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jim Messina, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jim Plunkett, American football player and radio host

Births73 years ago

1947 - Kim Simmonds, Welsh blues-rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Don Touhig, Welsh journalist and politician

Births73 years ago

1948 - Denise Drysdale, Australian television host and actress

Births72 years ago

1949 - John Altman, English composer and conductor

Births71 years ago

1949 - David Manning, English civil servant and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States

Births71 years ago

1951 - Link Byfield, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2015)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Belgian painter and illustrator

Births69 years ago

1952 - Eva Dillner, Swedish author

Births68 years ago

1953 - Gwen Lister, South African-Namibian journalist, publisher, and activist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Hanif Kureishi, English author and playwright

Births66 years ago

1954 - Gary Roenicke, American baseball player and scout

Births66 years ago

1955 - Miyuki Kawanaka, Japanese singer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Juha Tiainen, Finnish hammer thrower (d. 2003)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Klaus Allofs, German footballer and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - Adam Thorpe, French-English author, poet, and playwright

Births64 years ago

1956 - Krystian Zimerman, Polish virtuoso pianist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Raquel Argandoña, Chilean model, actress, and politician

Births63 years ago

1959 - Lee Chapman, English footballer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, Ukrainian businessman

Births61 years ago

1960 - Frans Adelaar, Dutch footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Osvaldo Golijov, Argentinian-American composer and educator

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jack Russell, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Matthew Taylor, English businessman and politician

Births60 years ago

1961 - Ralf Dujmovits, German mountaineer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Laura Flanders, British journalist

Births59 years ago

1962 - José Cura, Argentinian tenor, conductor, and director

Births58 years ago

1962 - Pablo Morales, American swimmer and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Nivek Ogre, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Fred Rutten, Dutch footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1963 - Doctor Dré, American television and radio host

Births57 years ago

1963 - Carrie Hamilton, American actress and playwright (d. 2002)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Alberto Nisman, Argentinian lawyer (d. 2015)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards, British Olympic ski jumper

Births57 years ago

1964 - Martin Vinnicombe, Australian cyclist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Manish Malhotra, Indian fashion designer

Births55 years ago

1965 - John Rzeznik, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Wayne Smith, Jamaican rapper (d. 2014)

Births55 years ago

1965 - Valeriy Spitsyn, Russian race walker

Births55 years ago

1967 - Gary Allan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1968 - Margaret Cho, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Lisa Marie, American model and actress

Births52 years ago

1968 - Lydia Millet, American novelist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Falilat Ogunkoya, Nigerian sprinter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Dynamite Kid, English wrestler (d. 2018)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Eric Etebari, American actor, director, and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Morgan J. Freeman, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Sajid Javid, British Pakistani banker and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Lewis Pugh, English swimmer and lawyer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ramón Ramírez, Mexican footballer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Kevin Haller, Canadian ice hockey player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Michel'le, American singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago
Births49 years ago

1971 - Ashia Hansen, American-English triple jumper

Births49 years ago

1971 - Gabriel Hjertstedt, Swedish golfer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Cliff Floyd, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Mike Mahoney, American baseball player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Duane Ross, American hurdler and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Argo Arbeiter, Estonian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Andrei Krasnopjorov, Estonian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mikelangelo Loconte, Italian singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Luboš Motl, Czech physicist and academic

Births47 years ago

1973 - Shalom Harlow, Canadian model

Births47 years ago

1974 - Charlie Batch, American football player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ravish Kumar, Indian journalist and author

Births46 years ago

1974 - Brian Lewis, American sprinter

Births46 years ago

1975 - Ronnie O'Sullivan, English snooker player and radio host

Births45 years ago

1975 - Paula Patton, American actress

Births45 years ago

1976 - Amy Acker, American actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sachiko Kokubu, Japanese actress and model

Births44 years ago

1976 - Rachel Komisarz, American swimmer and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Peter van der Vlag, Dutch footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Neil Druckmann, American video game designer and author

Births42 years ago

1978 - Olli Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Marcelo Zalayeta, Uruguayan footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Niklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Nick Stahl, American actor and producer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-French trumpet player and composer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jessica Paré, Canadian actress

Births40 years ago

1982 - Eddy Curry, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Trai Essex, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Keri Hilson, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Cooper Cronk, Australian rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1985 - Shikhar Dhawan, Indian cricketer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Frankie Muniz, American actor, drummer, and race car driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Nico Verdonck, Belgian race car driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Danny Wicks, Australian rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1986 - LeGarrette Blount, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - James Hinchcliffe, Canadian race car driver

Births34 years ago

1986 - Justin Smoak, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Tommy Fraser, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Joanna Rowsell, English cyclist

Births32 years ago

1990 - Montee Ball, American football player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Jacopo Sala, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Ilja Antonov, Estonian footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Ross Barkley, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Ondrej Duda, Slovak footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Grant Ward, English footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Danny Levi, New Zealand rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Anthony Martial, French footballer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Kaetlyn Osmond, Canadian figure skater

Births25 years ago

Deaths

63 BC - Publius Cornelius Lentulus Sura, Roman politician (b. 114 BC)

Deaths

334 - Li Ban, emperor of Cheng Han (b. 288)

Deaths
Deaths
Deaths938 years ago

1212 - Dirk van Are, bishop and lord of Utrecht

Deaths808 years ago

1244 - Joan, Countess of Flanders and Hainault(b. 1199 or 1200)

Deaths776 years ago
Deaths665 years ago
Deaths460 years ago

1570 - Johan Friis, Danish politician (b. 1494)

Deaths450 years ago

1624 - Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist and physician (b. 1560)

Deaths396 years ago

1654 - Jean François Sarrazin, French author and poet (b. 1611)

Deaths366 years ago

1663 - Severo Bonini, Italian organist and composer (b. 1582)

Deaths357 years ago

1749 - Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, Canadian commander and explorer (b. 1685)

Deaths271 years ago

1758 - Johann Friedrich Fasch, German violinist and composer (b. 1688)

Deaths262 years ago

1770 - James Stirling, Scottish mathematician and surveyor (b. 1692)

Deaths250 years ago

1784 - Phillis Wheatley, Senegal-born slave, later American poet (b. 1753)

Deaths236 years ago

1791 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer and musician (b. 1756)

Deaths229 years ago

1819 - Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg, German poet and lawyer (b. 1750)

Deaths201 years ago

1870 - Alexandre Dumas, French novelist and playwright (b. 1802)

Deaths150 years ago

1887 - Eliza R. Snow, American poet and songwriter (b. 1804)

Deaths133 years ago

1891 - Pedro II of Brazil (b. 1825)

Deaths129 years ago

1918 - Schalk Willem Burger, South African commander, lawyer, and politician, 6th President of the South African Republic (b. 1852)

Deaths102 years ago

1925 - Władysław Reymont, Polish novelist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)

Deaths95 years ago

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

Deaths94 years ago

1931 - Vachel Lindsay, American poet (b. 1879)

Deaths89 years ago

1940 - Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist and composer (b. 1880)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Pakistani painter (b. 1913)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Jock Delves Broughton, English captain (b. 1883)

Deaths78 years ago

1946 - Louis Dewis, Belgian-French painter and educator (b. 1872)

Deaths74 years ago

1951 - Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player and manager (b. 1887)

Deaths69 years ago

1951 - Abanindranath Tagore, Indian painter, author, and academic (b. 1871)

Deaths69 years ago

1953 - William Sterling Parsons, American admiral (b. 1901)

Deaths67 years ago

1955 - Glenn L. Martin, American pilot and businessman, founded the Glenn L. Martin Company (b. 1886)

Deaths65 years ago

1961 - Emil Fuchs, German-American lawyer and businessman (b. 1878)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer and educator (b. 1905)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1892)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - V. Veerasingam, Sri Lankan educator and politician (b. 1892)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist, neuroscientist, and academic Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - Fred Clark, American actor (b. 1914)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Claude Dornier, German engineer and businessman, founded Dornier Flugzeugwerke (b. 1884)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Princess Alice of Battenberg (b. 1885)

Deaths51 years ago

1973 - Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish engineer, invented the radar (b. 1892)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Constance McLaughlin Green, American historian and author (b. 1897)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Katherine Milhous, American author and illustrator (b. 1894)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Russian marshal and politician, Minister of Defence for the Soviet Union (b. 1895)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Jesse Pearson, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths41 years ago

1983 - Robert Aldrich, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1918)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Cecil M. Harden, American politician (b. 1894)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Edward Youde, Welsh-Chinese sinologist and diplomat, 26th Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1924)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - John Pritchard, English conductor and director (b. 1921)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Alfonso A. Ossorio, Filipino-American painter and sculptor (b. 1916)

Deaths30 years ago

1994 - Harry Horner, Czech-American director, producer, and production designer (b. 1910)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - L. B. Cole, American illustrator and publisher (b. 1918)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Charles Evans, English mountaineer, surgeon, and educator (b. 1918)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Gwen Harwood, Australian poet and playwright (b. 1920)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Clair Cameron Patterson, American scientist (b. 1922)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Eugen Cicero, Romanian-German jazz pianist (b. 1940)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Albert Gore, Sr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1907)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - Franco Rasetti, Italian-American physicist and academic (b. 1901)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Roone Arledge, American sportscaster and producer (b. 1931)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Ne Win, Burmese general and politician, 4th President of Burma (b. 1911)

Deaths18 years ago

2005 - Edward L. Masry, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - David Bronstein, Ukrainian-Belarusian chess player and theoretician (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Andrew Imbrie, American composer and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - George Paraskevaides, Greek-Cypriot businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Joannou & Paraskevaides (b. 1916)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago
Deaths12 years ago

2008 - George Brecht, American chemist and composer (b. 1926)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (b. 1924)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Beverly Garland, American actress and businesswoman (b. 1926)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Anca Parghel, Romanian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1957)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - William Lederer, American soldier and author (b. 1912)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Alan Armer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Don Meredith, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (b. 1938)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Peter Gethin, English race car driver (b. 1940)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Gennady Logofet, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1942)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Dave Brubeck, American pianist and composer (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Elisabeth Murdoch, Australian philanthropist (b. 1909)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, designed the United Nations Headquarters and Cathedral of Brasília (b. 1907)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ignatius IV of Antioch, Syrian patriarch (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Fred Bassetti, American architect and academic, founded Bassetti Architects (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - William B. Edmondson, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to South Africa (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Nelson Mandela, South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ernest C. Brace, American captain and pilot (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Fabiola, Queen of Belgium (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Talât Sait Halman, Turkish poet, translator, and historian (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jackie Healy-Rae, Irish hurdler and politician (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Silvio Zavala, Mexican historian and author (b. 1909)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Vic Eliason, American clergyman and radio host, founded VCY America (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tibor Rubin, Hungarian-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Chuck Williams, American businessman and author, founded Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (b. 1915)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Jayalalithaa, Indian politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1948)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Michael I of Romania, fifth and last king of Romania (b. 1921)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - August Ames, Canadian American pornographic actress (b. 1994)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Dynamite Kid, English wrestler (b. 1968)

Deaths2 years ago

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