Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Eve of the Immaculate Conception-related observances:Day of the Little Candles, begins after sunset (Colombia)

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

Events

43 BC - Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated in Formia.

Events

574 - Byzantine Emperor Justin II, suffering recurring seizures of insanity, adopts his general Tiberius and proclaims him as Caesar.

Events

1703 - The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, makes landfall. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people die.

Events317 years ago

1724 - Tumult of Thorn: Religious unrest is followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (Toruń) by Polish authorities.

Events296 years ago

1732 - The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, England.

Events288 years ago

1776 - Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, arranges to enter the American military as a major general.

Events244 years ago

1787 - Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.

Events233 years ago

1837 - The Battle of Montgomery's Tavern, the only battle of the Upper Canada Rebellion, takes place in Toronto, where the rebels are quickly defeated.

Events183 years ago

1842 - First concert of the New York Philharmonic, founded by Ureli Corelli Hill.

Events178 years ago

1869 - American outlaw Jesse James commits his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.

Events151 years ago

1904 - Comparative fuel trials begin between warships HMS Spiteful and HMS Peterel: Spiteful was the first warship powered solely by fuel oil, and the trials led to the obsolescence of coal in ships of the Royal Navy.

Events116 years ago

1917 - World War I: The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary.

Events103 years ago

1922 - The Parliament of Northern Ireland votes to remain a part of the United Kingdom and not unify with Southern Ireland.

Events98 years ago

1930 - W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts telecasts video from the CBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers. The telecast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show.

Events90 years ago

1932 - German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.

Events88 years ago

1936 - Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.

Events84 years ago

1941 - World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy carries out a surprise attack on the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. (For Japan's near-simultaneous attacks on Eastern Hemisphere targets, see December 8.)

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: British commandos conduct Operation Frankton, a raid on shipping in Bordeaux harbour.

Events78 years ago

1946 - A fire at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia kills 119 people, the deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history.

Events74 years ago

1962 - Prince Rainier III of Monaco revises the principality's constitution, devolving some of his power to advisory and legislative councils.

Events58 years ago

1963 - Instant replay makes its debut during the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Events57 years ago
Events55 years ago

1971 - The Battle of Sylhet is fought between the Pakistani military and the Mukti Bahini.

Events49 years ago

1971 - Pakistan President Yahya Khan announces the formation of a coalition government with Nurul Amin as Prime Minister and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as Deputy Prime Minister.

Events49 years ago

1972 - Apollo 17, the last Apollo moon mission, is launched. The crew takes the photograph known as The Blue Marble as they leave the Earth.

Events48 years ago

1982 - In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr., becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the United States.

Events38 years ago

1983 - An Iberia Airlines Boeing 727 collides with an Aviaco DC-9 in dense fog while the two airliners are taxiing down the runway at Madrid–Barajas Airport, killing 93 people.

Events37 years ago

1987 - Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771, a British Aerospace 146-200A, crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-boss traveling on the flight, then shoots both pilots and steers the plane into the ground.

Events33 years ago

1988 - The 6.8 MsArmenian earthquake shakes the northern part of the country with a maximum MSK intensity of X (Devastating), killing 25,000–50,000 and injuring 31,000–130,000.

Events32 years ago

1993 - Long Island Rail Road shooting: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.

Events27 years ago

1995 - The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched by Space Shuttle Atlantis during Mission STS-34.

Events25 years ago

2003 - The Conservative Party of Canada is officially registered, following the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

Events17 years ago

2005 - Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of U.S. federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.

Events15 years ago

2015 - The JAXA probe Akatsuki successfully enters orbit around Venus five years after the first attempt.

Events5 years ago

2016 - Pakistan International Airlines Flight 661, a domestic passenger flight from Chitral to Islamabad, operated by ATR-42-500 crashes near Havelian, killing all 47 on board.

Events4 years ago

2017 - The Marriage Amendment Bill to legally recognize same-sex marriages is passed in Australia's parliament.

Events3 years ago

Births

521 - Columba, Irish missionary, monk, and saint (d. 597)

Births

903 - Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Persian astronomer and author (d. 986)

Births

967 - Abū-Sa'īd Abul-Khayr, Persian Sufi poet (d. 1049)

Births

1302 - Azzone Visconti, Italian nobleman (d. 1339)

Births718 years ago

1532 - Louis I, German nobleman and politician (d. 1605)

Births488 years ago

1545 - Henry Stuart, English-Scottish husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (d. 1567)

Births475 years ago

1561 - Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyō (d. 1625)

Births459 years ago

1595 - Injo of Joseon, Korean king (d. 1649)

Births425 years ago

1598 - Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and painter (d. 1680)

Births422 years ago

1643 - Giovanni Battista Falda, Italian architect and engraver (d. 1678)

Births377 years ago

1637 - Bernardo Pasquini, Italian organist and composer (d. 1710)

Births383 years ago

1764 - Claude Victor-Perrin, French general and politician (d. 1841)

Births256 years ago

1784 - Allan Cunningham, Scottish author and poet (d. 1842)

Births236 years ago

1791 - Ferenc Novák, Hungarian-Slovene priest and poet (d. 1836)

Births229 years ago

1792 - Abraham Jacob van der Aa, Dutch author and academic (d. 1857)

Births228 years ago

1801 - Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor and playwright (d. 1862)

Births219 years ago

1810 - Josef Hyrtl, Hungarian-Austrian anatomist and biologist (d. 1894)

Births210 years ago

1810 - Theodor Schwann, German physiologist and biologist (d. 1882)

Births210 years ago

1823 - Leopold Kronecker, Polish-German mathematician and academic (d. 1891)

Births197 years ago

1838 - Thomas Bent, Australian businessman and politician, 22nd Premier of Victoria (d. 1909)

Births182 years ago

1860 - Joseph Cook, English-born Australian politician, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1947)

Births160 years ago

1861 - Henri Mathias Berthelot, French general during World War I (d. 1931)

Births159 years ago

1862 - Paul Adam, French author (d. 1920)

Births158 years ago

1863 - Felix Calonder, Swiss soldier and politician, 36th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1952)

Births157 years ago

1863 - Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1945)

Births157 years ago

1863 - Richard Warren Sears, American businessman, co-founded Sears (d. 1914)

Births157 years ago

1869 - Frank Laver, Australian cricketer (d. 1919)

Births151 years ago

1873 - Willa Cather, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1947)

Births147 years ago

1878 - Akiko Yosano, Japanese author, poet, pioneering feminist, pacifist, and social reformer (d. 1942)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Rudolf Friml, Czech-American pianist, composer, and academic (d. 1972)

Births141 years ago

1884 - John Carpenter, American sprinter (d. 1933)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Mason Phelps, American golfer (d. 1945)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Peter Sturholdt, American boxer and painter (d. 1919)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Ernst Toch, Austrian-American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Joyce Cary, Irish novelist (d. 1957)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Hamilton Fish III, American captain and politician (d. 1991)

Births132 years ago

1892 - Stuart Davis, American painter and academic (d. 1964)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Fay Bainter, American actress (d. 1968)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Hermann Balck, German general (d. 1982)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Freddie Adkins, English author and illustrator (d. 1986)

Births126 years ago

1900 - Kateryna Vasylivna Bilokur, Ukrainian folk artist (d. 1961)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Hilda Taba, Estonian architect, author, and educator (d. 1967)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician, physicist, and academic (d. 1987)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Clarence Nash, American voice actor and singer (d. 1985)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-American astronomer and academic (d. 1973)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Fred Rose, Polish-Canadian politician and spy (d. 1983)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Nikola Vaptsarov, Bulgarian poet and author (d. 1942)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Duncan McNaughton, Canadian high jumper and geologist (d. 1998)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Louis Prima, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and actor (d. 1978)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Daniel Jones, Welsh captain and composer (d. 1993)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Kersti Merilaas, Estonian author and poet (d. 1986)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Leigh Brackett, American author and screenwriter (d. 1978)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Eli Wallach, American actor (d. 2014)

Births105 years ago

1920 - Tatamkhulu Afrika, South African poet and author (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Fiorenzo Magni, Italian cyclist (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Walter Nowotny, Austrian-German soldier and pilot (d. 1944)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian guru and scholar (d. 2016)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Intizar Hussain, Indian-Pakistani author and scholar (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Ted Knight, American actor and comedian (d. 1986)

Births97 years ago

1924 - John Love, Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Mário Soares, Portuguese historian, lawyer, and politician, 17th President of Portugal (d. 2017)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Bent Fabric, Danish pianist and composer

Births96 years ago

1925 - Hermano da Silva Ramos, French-Brazilian race car driver

Births95 years ago

1926 - William John McNaughton, American bishop

Births94 years ago

1927 - Jack S. Blanton, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Helen Watts, Welsh opera singer (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Noam Chomsky, American linguist and philosopher

Births92 years ago

1928 - Mickey Thompson, American race car driver (d. 1988)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Christopher Nicole, Guyanese-English author

Births90 years ago

1930 - Hal Smith, American baseball player

Births90 years ago

1931 - Allan B. Calhamer, American game designer, created Diplomacy (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Bobby Osborne, American bluegrass singer and musician

Births89 years ago

1932 - Ellen Burstyn, American actress

Births88 years ago

1932 - Oktay Ekşi, Turkish journalist and politician

Births88 years ago

1932 - Rosemary Rogers, American journalist and author

Births88 years ago

1932 - J. B. Sumarlin, Indonesian economist and politician, 17th Indonesian Minister of Finance

Births88 years ago

1932 - Bobby Whitton, Australian rugby league player (d. 2008)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Krsto Papić, Croatian director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Armando Manzanero, Mexican musician, singer and composer

Births85 years ago

1937 - Thad Cochran, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2019)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Stan Boardman, English comedian

Births83 years ago

1940 - Gerry Cheevers, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births80 years ago

1941 - Melba Pattillo Beals, American journalist and activist

Births79 years ago

1942 - Harry Chapin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Alex Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2015)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Peter Tomarken, American game show host and producer (d. 2006)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Susan Isaacs, American author and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Nick Katz, American mathematician and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bernard C. Parks, American police officer and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - John Bennett Ramsey, American businessman and pilot

Births77 years ago

1944 - Daniel Chorzempa, American organist and composer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Miroslav Macek, Czech dentist and politician

Births76 years ago

1947 - Johnny Bench, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births73 years ago

1947 - Anne Fine, English author

Births73 years ago

1947 - James Keach, American actor, producer, and director

Births73 years ago

1947 - Garry Unger, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births73 years ago

1948 - Gary Morris, American country singer-songwriter and actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Tony Thomas, American screenwriter and producer

Births72 years ago

1949 - James Rivière, Italian sculptor and jeweler

Births71 years ago

1949 - Tom Waits, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births71 years ago

1950 - Ron Hynes, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)

Births70 years ago

1952 - Susan Collins, American politician, senior senator of Maine

Births68 years ago

1952 - Eckhard Märzke, German footballer and manager

Births68 years ago

1954 - Mary Fallin, American businesswoman and politician, 27th Governor of Oklahoma

Births66 years ago

1955 - John Watkins, Australian educator and politician, 14th Deputy Premier of New South Wales

Births65 years ago

1956 - Larry Bird, American basketball player and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Anna Soubry, British politician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Geoff Lawson, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1957 - Tom Winsor, English lawyer and civil servant

Births63 years ago
Births63 years ago

1958 - Tim Butler, English bass player and songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Rick Rude, American wrestler and sportscaster (d. 1999)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Saleem Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Craig Scanlon, English guitarist and songwriter

Births60 years ago

1962 - Alain Blondel, French decathlete

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jeffrey Donaldson, Northern Irish politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Imad Mughniyah, Lebanese activist (d. 2008)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Theo Snelders, Dutch footballer and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Katsuya Terada, Japanese illustrator

Births57 years ago

1963 - Barbara Weathers, American R&B/soul singer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Hugo Blick, English filmmaker

Births56 years ago

1964 - Patrick Fabian, American actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Peter Laviolette, American ice hockey player and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Colin Hendry, Scottish footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jeffrey Wright, American actor

Births55 years ago

1966 - C. Thomas Howell, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Shinichi Ito, Japanese motorcycle racer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kazue Itoh, Japanese actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Andres Kasekamp, Canadian-Estonian historian and academic

Births54 years ago

1966 - Louise Post, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Mark Geyer, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Tino Martinez, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Nina Turner, American politician

Births53 years ago

1971 - Vladimir Akopian, Azerbaijani-Armenian chess player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Hermann Maier, Austrian skier

Births48 years ago

1972 - Tammy Lynn Sytch, American wrestler and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - İbrahim Kutluay, Turkish basketball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Hack Meyers, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2015)

Births47 years ago

1973 - Terrell Owens, American football player and actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Fabien Pelous, French rugby player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Damien Rice, Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Nicole Appleton, Canadian singer and actress

Births46 years ago

1974 - Manuel Martínez Gutiérrez, Spanish shot putter and actor

Births46 years ago

1975 - Jamie Clapham, English footballer and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Alan Faneca, American football player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ivan Franceschini, Italian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Georges Laraque, Canadian ice hockey player and politician

Births44 years ago

1976 - Derek Ramsay, Filipino-British actor, model and television personality

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sunny Sweeney, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Benoît Tréluyer, French race car driver

Births44 years ago

1977 - Eric Chavez, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1977 - Luke Donald, English golfer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Dominic Howard, English drummer and producer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Shiri Appleby, American actress, director, and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Suzannah Lipscomb, English historian, academic and television presenter

Births42 years ago

1979 - Sara Bareilles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Lampros Choutos, Greek-Italian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress and screenwriter

Births41 years ago

1980 - John Terry, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1983 - Mike Mucitelli, American mixed martial artist

Births37 years ago

1984 - Aaron Gray, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Robert Kubica, Polish race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Milan Michálek, Czech ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Luca Rigoni, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Jon Moxley, American wrestler

Births35 years ago

1986 - Billy Horschel, American golfer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nita Strauss, American guitarist

Births34 years ago

1987 - Aaron Carter, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

Births33 years ago

1988 - Nathan Adrian, American swimmer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Angelina Gabueva, Russian tennis player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Emily Browning, Australian actress and singer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Kyle Hendricks, American baseball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Alessandro Marchi, Italian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Nicholas Hoult, English actor

Births31 years ago

1990 - David Goffin, Belgian tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Aleksandr Menkov, Russian long jumper

Births30 years ago

1990 - Yasiel Puig, Cuban baseball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Urszula Radwańska, Polish tennis player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Eugenio Pisani, Italian race car driver

Births29 years ago

1993 - Rahama Sadau, Nigerian actress

Births27 years ago

1994 - Yuzuru Hanyu, Japanese figure skater

Births26 years ago

1998 - Tony Yike Yang, Canadian pianist

Births22 years ago

Deaths

43 BC - Cicero, Roman philosopher, lawyer, and politician (b. 106 BC)

Deaths

283 - Eutychian, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

881 - Anspert, archbishop of Milan

Deaths

983 - Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 955)

Deaths

1254 - Innocent IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1195)

Deaths766 years ago

1279 - Bolesław V, High Duke of Poland (b. 1226)

Deaths741 years ago

1295 - Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester, English officer (b. 1243)

Deaths725 years ago

1383 - Wenceslaus I, duke of Luxembourg (b. 1337)

Deaths637 years ago

1498 - Alexander Hegius von Heek, German poet (b. 1433)

Deaths522 years ago

1562 - Adrian Willaert, Dutch-Italian composer and educator (b. 1490)

Deaths458 years ago

1649 - Charles Garnier, French missionary and saint (b. 1606)

Deaths371 years ago

1672 - Richard Bellingham, English-American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1592)

Deaths348 years ago

1680 - Peter Lely, Dutch-English painter (b. 1618)

Deaths340 years ago

1683 - Algernon Sidney, English philosopher and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1623)

Deaths337 years ago
Deaths297 years ago

1725 - Florent Carton Dancourt, French actor and playwright (b. 1661)

Deaths295 years ago

1772 - Martín Sarmiento, Spanish monk, scholar, and author (b. 1695)

Deaths248 years ago

1775 - Charles Saunders, English admiral and politician (b. 1715)

Deaths245 years ago

1793 - Joseph Bara, French soldier and drummer (b. 1779)

Deaths227 years ago

1803 - Küçük Hüseyin Pasha, Turkish admiral and politician (b. 1757)

Deaths217 years ago

1815 - Michel Ney, German-French general (b. 1769)

Deaths205 years ago

1817 - William Bligh, English admiral and politician, 4th Governor of New South Wales (b. 1745)

Deaths203 years ago

1837 - Robert Nicoll, Scottish poet (b.1814)

Deaths183 years ago

1842 - Thomas Hamilton, Scottish philosopher and author (b. 1789)

Deaths178 years ago

1874 - Constantin von Tischendorf, German theologian, scholar, and academic (b. 1815)

Deaths146 years ago

1879 - Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic scholar and politician, 1st Speaker of the Parliament of Iceland (b. 1811)

Deaths141 years ago

1891 - Arthur Blyth, English-Australian politician, 9th Premier of South Australia (b. 1823)

Deaths129 years ago

1894 - Ferdinand de Lesseps, French businessman and diplomat, co-developed the Suez Canal (b. 1805)

Deaths126 years ago

1899 - Juan Luna, Filipino painter and sculptor (b. 1857)

Deaths121 years ago

1902 - Thomas Nast, German-American cartoonist (b. 1840)

Deaths118 years ago

1906 - Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1833)

Deaths114 years ago

1913 - Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian cardinal (b. 1828)

Deaths107 years ago

1917 - Ludwig Minkus, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1826)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - Frank Wilson, English-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1859)

Deaths102 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Mervyn S. Bennion, American captain (b. 1887)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Frederick Curtice Davis, American sailor (b. 1915)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Julius Ellsberry, American sailor (b. 1921)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: John C. England, American sailor (b. 1920)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Edwin J. Hill, American sailor (b. 1894)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Ralph Hollis, American sailor (b. 1906)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Herbert C. Jones, American sailor (b. 1918)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Isaac C. Kidd, American admiral (b. 1884)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Robert Lawrence Leopold, American sailor (b. 1916)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Herbert Hugo Menges, American sailor (b. 1917)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Thomas James Reeves, American sailor (b. 1895)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aloysius Schmitt, American priest and sailor (b. 1909)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Robert R. Scott, American sailor (b. 1915)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Peter Tomich, American sailor (b. 1893)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Robert Uhlmann, American sailor (b. 1919)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Franklin Van Valkenburgh, American captain (b. 1888)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor: Eldon P. Wyman, American sailor (b. 1917)

Deaths79 years ago

1947 - Tristan Bernard, French author and playwright (b. 1866)

Deaths73 years ago

1947 - Nicholas Murray Butler, American philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)

Deaths73 years ago

1949 - Rex Beach, American author, playwright, and water polo player (b. 1877)

Deaths71 years ago

1956 - Huntley Gordon, Canadian-American actor (b. 1887)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Reşat Nuri Güntekin, Turkish author and playwright (b. 1889)

Deaths64 years ago

1960 - Ioannis Demestichas, Greek admiral and politician (b. 1882)

Deaths60 years ago

1962 - Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian opera singer (b. 1895)

Deaths58 years ago

1969 - Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player and manager (b. 1897)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Eric Portman, English actor (b. 1903)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist, sculptor, and author (b. 1883)

Deaths50 years ago

1975 - Thornton Wilder, American novelist and playwright (b. 1897)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Hardie Albright, American actor (b. 1903)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Paul Bragg, American nutritionist (b. 1895)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Paul Gibb, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1913)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-American engineer (b. 1906)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Georges Grignard, French race car driver (b. 1905)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist and paleontologist (b. 1886)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, English-American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1900)

Deaths41 years ago

1984 - LeeRoy Yarbrough, American race car driver (b. 1938)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - J. R. Eyerman, American photographer and journalist (b. 1906)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Robert Graves, English poet, novelist, critic (b. 1895)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Potter Stewart, American soldier and jurist (b. 1915)

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - Haystacks Calhoun, American wrestler and actor (b. 1934)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Hans Hartung, French-German painter (b. 1904)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Joan Bennett, American actress (b. 1910)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Jean Paul Lemieux, Canadian painter and educator (b. 1904)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Richard J. Hughes, American politician, 45th Governor of New Jersey, and Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court (b. 1909)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Abidin Dino, Turkish-French painter and illustrator (b. 1913)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Ivoirian physician and politician, 1st President of Ivory Coast (b. 1905)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Kathleen Harrison, English actress (b. 1892)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1942)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - John Addison, English-American composer and conductor (b. 1920)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Martin Rodbell, American biochemist and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)

Deaths22 years ago

2003 - Carl F. H. Henry American journalist and theologian (b. 1913)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Azie Taylor Morton, American educator and politician, 36th Treasurer of the United States (b. 1933)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Frederick Fennell, American conductor and educator (b. 1914)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Jerry Scoggins, American singer and guitarist (b. 1913)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Jay Van Andel, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Amway (b. 1924)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Bud Carson, American football player and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jeane Kirkpatrick, American academic and diplomat, 16th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Herbert Hutner, American banker and lawyer (b. 1908)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Elizabeth Edwards, American lawyer and author (b. 1949)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Kari Tapio, Finnish singer (b. 1945)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Harry Morgan, American actor (b. 1915)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Roelof Kruisinga, Dutch physician and politician, Dutch Minister of Defence (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ralph Parr, American colonel and pilot (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Marty Reisman, American table tennis player and author (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Saul Steinberg, American businessman and financier (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Édouard Molinaro, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Chick Willis, American singer and guitarist (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Mark Lewis, American author and educator (b. 1954)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jesse C. Deen, American soldier and politician (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Gerhard Lenski, American sociologist and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Hyron Spinrad, American astronomer and academic (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Peter Westbury, English race car driver (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani recording artist, television personality, fashion designer, occasional actor, singer-songwriter and preacher. (b. 1964)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Greg Lake, English musician (b. 1947)

Deaths4 years ago

2019 - Ron Saunders, English football player and manager (b.1932)

Deaths1 years ago

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