Holidays and observances

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

Republic Day, the day when Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community in 1958. (Burkina Faso)

Holidays and observances

Events

220 - Emperor Xian of Han is forced to abdicate the throne by Cao Cao 's son Cao Pi , ending the Han dynasty.

Events

361 - Julian enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the Roman Empire.

Events

861 - Assassination of the Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil by the Turkish guard, who raise al-Muntasir to the throne. Start of the "Anarchy at Samarra".

Events

969 - Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas is assassinated by his wife Theophano and her lover, the later Emperor John I Tzimiskes.

Events

1282 - Battle of Orewin Bridge: Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, in mid-Wales.

Events738 years ago

1602 - A surprise attack by forces under the command of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. (Commemorated annually by the Fête de l'Escalade.

Events418 years ago

1675 - Antonio de Vea expedition enters San Rafael Lake in western Patagonia.

Events345 years ago

1688 - Glorious Revolution: James II of England, while trying to flee to France, throws the Great Seal of the Realm into the River Thames.

Events332 years ago
Events231 years ago

1815 - The U.S. Senate creates a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.

Events205 years ago

1816 - Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.

Events204 years ago
Events152 years ago

1899 - Second Boer War: In the Battle of Magersfontein the Boers commanded by general Piet Cronjé inflict a defeat on the forces of the British Empire commanded by Lord Methuen trying to relieve the Siege of Kimberley.

Events121 years ago

1905 - A workers' uprising occurs in Kiev, Ukraine (then part of the Russian Empire), and establishes the Shuliavka Republic.

Events115 years ago

1907 - The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire.

Events113 years ago

1917 - World War I: British General Edmund Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot and declares martial law.

Events103 years ago

1920 - Irish War of Independence: In retaliation for a recent IRA ambush, British forces burn and loot numerous buildings in Cork city. Many civilians report being beaten, shot at, robbed and verbally abused by British forces.

Events100 years ago

1927 - Guangzhou Uprising: Communist Red Guards launch an uprising in Guangzhou, China, taking over most of the city and announcing the formation of a Guangzhou Soviet.

Events93 years ago

1931 - Statute of Westminster 1931: The British Parliament establishes legislative equality between the UK and the Dominions of the Commonwealth—Australia, Canada, Newfoundland, New Zealand, South Africa, and Ireland.

Events89 years ago

1934 - Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the final time.

Events86 years ago

1936 - Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII's abdication as King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India, becomes effective.

Events84 years ago
Events83 years ago

1941 - World War II: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on the Empire of Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on them.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: Poland declares war on the Empire of Japan.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy suffers its first loss of surface vessels during the Battle of Wake Island.

Events79 years ago

1946 - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.

Events74 years ago
Events72 years ago

1958 - French Upper Volta and French Dahomey gain self-government from France, becoming the Republic of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) and the Republic of Dahomey (now Benin), respectively, and joining the French Community.

Events62 years ago

1960 - French forces crack down in a violent clash with protesters in French Algeria during a visit by French President Charles de Gaulle.

Events60 years ago

1962 - Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada.

Events58 years ago

1964 - Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

Events56 years ago

1972 - Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and final Apollo mission to land on the Moon.

Events48 years ago

1978 - The Lufthansa heist is committed by a group led by Lucchese family associate Jimmy Burke. It was the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil, at that time.

Events42 years ago

1980 - The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) is enacted by the U.S. Congress.

Events40 years ago

1981 - El Mozote massacre: Armed forces in El Salvador kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the Salvadoran Civil War.

Events39 years ago

1990 - Demonstrations by students and workers across Albania begin, which eventually trigger the fall of communism in Albania.

Events30 years ago
Events26 years ago

1994 - A bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight 434, en route from Manila, Philippines, to Tokyo, Japan, killing one. The captain is able to safely land the plane.

Events26 years ago

1997 - The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature.

Events23 years ago

1998 - Thai Airways Flight 261 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101. The pilot flying the Airbus A310-200 is thought to have suffered spatial disorientation.

Events22 years ago
Events19 years ago
Events15 years ago

2005 - Cronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese in Cronulla, New South Wales; these are followed up by retaliatory ethnic attacks on Cronulla.

Events15 years ago

2006 - The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran, by then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; nations such as Israel and the United States express concern.

Events14 years ago

2006 - Felipe Calderón, the President of Mexico, launches a military-led offensive to put down the drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacán. This effort is often regarded as the first event in the Mexican Drug War.

Events14 years ago

2007 - Insurgency in the Maghreb: Two car bombs explode in Algiers, Algeria, one near the Supreme Constitutional Court and the other near the offices of the United Nations.

Events13 years ago

2008 - Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

Events12 years ago

2012 - At least 125 people are killed and up to 200 injured in bombings in the Alawite village of Aqrab, Syria.

Events8 years ago

2017 - New York City attempted bombing: A pipe bomb partially detonates in the New York City Subway, in the Times Square–42nd Street/Port Authority Bus Terminal. Four people are injured, including the perpetrator.

Events3 years ago

Births

Births575 years ago

1465 - Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)

Births555 years ago

1475 - Pope Leo X (d. 1521)

Births545 years ago

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

Births454 years ago

1595 - Heo Mok, Korean politician, poet and scholar (d. 1682)

Births425 years ago

1613 - Amar Singh Rathore, Rajput nobleman (d. 1644)

Births407 years ago

1680 - Emanuele d'Astorga, Italian composer (d. 1736)

Births340 years ago

1712 - Francesco Algarotti, Italian poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1764)

Births308 years ago

1725 - George Mason, American lawyer and politician (d. 1792)

Births295 years ago

1758 - Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1832)

Births262 years ago

1761 - Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist, economist, and jurist (d. 1835)

Births259 years ago

1781 - David Brewster, Scottish physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (d. 1868)

Births239 years ago

1801 - Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German poet and playwright (d. 1836)

Births219 years ago

1803 - Hector Berlioz, French composer, conductor, and critic (d. 1869)

Births217 years ago

1810 - Alfred de Musset, French dramatist, poet, and novelist (d. 1857)

Births210 years ago

1830 - Kamehameha V of Hawaii (d. 1872)

Births190 years ago

1837 - Webster Paulson, English civil engineer (d. 1887)

Births183 years ago

1838 - John Labatt, Canadian brewer and businessman (d. 1915)

Births182 years ago

1843 - Robert Koch, German microbiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1910)

Births177 years ago

1856 - Georgi Plekhanov, Russian philosopher, theorist, and author (d. 1918)

Births164 years ago

1858 - Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian director, producer, and playwright (d. 1943)

Births162 years ago

1861 - Frederick Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 5th Baron Ventry, British Army officer and Anglo-Irish peer (d. 1923)

Births159 years ago

1863 - Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer and academic (d. 1941)

Births157 years ago

1872 - René Bull, British illustrator and photographer (d. 1942)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician and academic (d. 1967)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Yehuda Leib Maimon, Moldovan-Israeli rabbi and politician (d. 1962)

Births145 years ago

1880 - Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer and umpire (d. 1951)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Subramania Bharati, Indian journalist and poet (d. 1921)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Max Born, German physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Fiorello H. La Guardia, American lawyer and politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (d. 1947)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Piet Ooms, Dutch swimmer and water polo player (d. 1961)

Births136 years ago

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

Births131 years ago

1890 - Carlos Gardel, French-Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1935)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Mark Tobey, American-Swiss painter and educator (d. 1976)

Births130 years ago

1893 - Leo Ornstein, Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 2002)

Births127 years ago

1897 - Ronald Skirth, English soldier (d. 1977)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Julio de Caro, Argentinian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1980)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Hermína Týrlová, Czechoslovakian animator, screenwriter, and film director (d. 1993)

Births120 years ago

1904 - Marge, American cartoonist (d. 1993)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Robert Henriques, English farmer, author, and broadcaster (d. 1967)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Gilbert Roland, Mexican-American actor and singer (d. 1994)

Births115 years ago

1908 - Elliott Carter, American composer and academic (d. 2012)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Manoel de Oliveira, Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Hákun Djurhuus, Faroese educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1987)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Amon Göth, Austrian Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Ronald McKie, Australian soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1991)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Mildred Cleghorn, Native American chairwoman and educator (d. 1997)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Val Guest, English-American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 2006)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian author, playwright, and screenwriter, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Qian Xuesen, Chinese aerodynamicist and academic (d. 2009)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Carlo Ponti, Italian-Swiss film producer (d. 2007)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Jean Marais, French actor and director (d. 1998)

Births107 years ago

1916 - Pérez Prado, Cuban-Mexican singer-songwriter, pianist, and bandleader (d. 1989)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Elena Garro, Mexican author and playwright (d. 1998)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Clinton Adams, American painter and historian (d. 2002)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Cliff Michelmore, English television host and producer (d. 2016)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Marie Windsor, American actress (d. 2000)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Mary Ivy Burks, American environmental activist (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Denis Jenkinson, English motorcycle racer and journalist (d. 1996)

Births100 years ago

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

Births99 years ago

1921 - Liz Smith, English actress (d. 2016)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2005)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Dilip Kumar, Pakistani-Indian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births98 years ago

1922 - Maila Nurmi, Finnish-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Grace Paley, American short story writer and poet (d. 2007)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Betsy Blair, American actress and dancer (d. 2009)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Lillian Cahn, Hungarian-born American businesswoman, co-founded Coach, Inc. (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Morrie Turner, American comics creator (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Doc Blanchard, American football player and colonel (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Aaron Feuerstein, American businessman and philanthropist

Births95 years ago

1925 - Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019)

Births95 years ago

1925 - James Sullivan, American politician (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Big Mama Thornton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)

Births94 years ago

1927 - John Buscema, American illustrator (d. 2002)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Axel Anderson, German actor and production manager (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Subhash Gupte, Indian cricketer (d. 2002)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor, director, and screenwriter

Births90 years ago

1931 - Rajneesh, Indian guru, mystic, and educator (d. 1990)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican-American actress, singer, and dancer

Births89 years ago

1932 - Enrique Bermúdez, Nicaraguan colonel and engineer (d. 1991)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Keith Waldrop, American author and poet

Births88 years ago

1933 - Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Filipino civil servant and politician, 23rd President of the Senate of the Philippines (d. 2019)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Salim Durani, Afghan-Indian cricketer

Births86 years ago

1935 - Pranab Mukherjee, Indian journalist and politician, 13th President of India

Births85 years ago

1935 - Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Taku Yamasaki, Japanese politician

Births84 years ago

1936 - Hans van den Broek, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births84 years ago

1937 - Jim Harrison, American novelist, essayist, and poet (d. 2016)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Enrico Macias, Algerian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births82 years ago

1938 - McCoy Tyner, American jazz musician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Tom Hayden, American activist and politician (d. 2016)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Thomas McGuane, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1940 - David Gates, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Donna Mills, American actress and producer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Max Baucus, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 11th United States Ambassador to China

Births79 years ago

1941 - J. P. Parisé, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2015)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1988)

Births79 years ago

1941 - J. Frank Wilson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1991)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Anna Carteret, English actress

Births78 years ago

1943 - John Kerry, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 68th United States Secretary of State

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jon Garrison, American tenor and educator

Births76 years ago

1944 - Lynda Day George, American actress

Births76 years ago

1944 - Brenda Lee, American singer-songwriter

Births76 years ago

1946 - Rhoma Irama, Indonesian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births74 years ago

1946 - Rick McCosker, Australian cricketer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Diana Palmer, American journalist and author

Births74 years ago

1948 - Tanimura Shinji, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek guitarist and composer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Christina Onassis, American-born Greek/Argentine businesswoman, socialite, and heiress (d. 1988)

Births71 years ago

1951 - Mazlan Othman, Malaysian astrophysicist and astronomer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ria Stalman, Dutch discus thrower and shot putter

Births69 years ago

1953 - Bess Armstrong, American actress

Births67 years ago

1954 - Brad Bryant, American golfer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Sylvester Clarke, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1999)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Santiago Creel, Mexican lawyer and politician, Mexican Secretary of the Interior

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jermaine Jackson, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic guitarist, mathematician, and engineer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Gene Grossman, American economist and academic

Births65 years ago

1955 - Stu Jackson, American basketball player, coach, and manager

Births65 years ago

1955 - Ray Kelvin, British fashion designer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Christian Sackewitz, German footballer and manager

Births65 years ago

1956 - Lani Brockman, American actress and director

Births64 years ago

1956 - Andrew Lansley, English politician, Secretary of State for Health

Births64 years ago

1957 - Peter Bagge, American author and illustrator

Births63 years ago

1958 - Chris Hughton, English-born Irish footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Tom Shadyac, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Nikki Sixx, American bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births62 years ago

1961 - Dave King, Irish-American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Steve Nicol, Scottish footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Macky Sall, Senegalese engineer and politician, 4th President of Senegal

Births59 years ago

1961 - Marco Pierre White, English chef and mentor

Births59 years ago

1963 - Mario Been, Dutch footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mark Greatbatch, New Zealand cricketer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, German tennis player

Births57 years ago

1963 - John Lammers, Dutch footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Nigel Winterburn, English footballer and coach

Births57 years ago

1964 - Justin Currie, British singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dave Schools, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Carolyn Waldo, Canadian swimmer and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jay Bell, American baseball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Gavin Hill, New Zealand rugby player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Glenn Lazarus, Australian rugby league player and politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Giannis Ragousis, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister for National Defence

Births55 years ago

1966 - Gary Dourdan, American actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Göran Kropp, Swedish race car driver and mountaineer (d. 2002)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Erik Honoré, Norwegian guitarist and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Leon Lai, Hong Kong singer and actor

Births54 years ago

1967 - Peter Kelamis, Australian voice actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mo'Nique, American comedian, actress, and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Chris Shepherd, English animator, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Fabrizio Ravanelli, Italian footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1969 - Viswanathan Anand, Indian chess player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Norwegian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Max Martini, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Alessandro Melli, Italian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Victoria Fuller, American model and actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Willie McGinest, American football player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1972 - Daniel Alfredsson, Swedish ice hockey player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Sami Al-Jaber, Saudi Arabian footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Murray Goodwin, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Andriy Husin, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2014)

Births48 years ago

1973 - Mos Def, American rapper

Births47 years ago

1974 - Rey Mysterio, American wrestler

Births46 years ago

1974 - Maarten Lafeber, Dutch golfer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ben Shephard, English journalist and television host

Births46 years ago

1974 - Gete Wami, Ethiopian runner

Births46 years ago

1974 - Lisa Ortiz, American theatre and voice actress

Births46 years ago

1975 - Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist

Births45 years ago

1976 - Shareef Abdur-Rahim, American basketball player, coach, and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Yujiro Shirakawa, Japanese actor

Births44 years ago

1977 - Brandon Rogers, American singer and actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Mark Streit, Swiss ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Roy Wood, Jr., American comedian, actor, and radio host

Births42 years ago

1979 - Valdis Mintals, Estonian figure skater

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rider Strong, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births41 years ago

1980 - Kristjan Kitsing, Estonian basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Adi Keissar, Israeli poet

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jason Kennedy, American journalist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jeff McComsey, American author and illustrator

Births39 years ago

1981 - Paul Medhurst, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Javier Saviola, Argentinian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Pablo Pérez Companc, Argentinian race car driver

Births38 years ago

1984 - Leighton Baines, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sandra Echeverría, Mexican actress and singer

Births36 years ago

1984 - James Ellsworth, American wrestler

Births36 years ago

1985 - Karla Souza, Mexican actress

Births35 years ago

1986 - Roy Hibbert, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Clifton Geathers, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Alex Russell, Australian actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Miranda Tapsell, Australian actress

Births33 years ago

1988 - Tim Southee, New Zealand cricketer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Derrick Nix, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1992 - Tiffany Alvord, American singer-songwriter

Births28 years ago

1992 - Dalton Pompey, Canadian baseball player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Yalitza Aparicio, Mexican actress

Births27 years ago

1996 - Hailee Steinfeld, American actress, singer and songwriter

Births24 years ago

Deaths

384 - Pope Damasus I (b. 305)

Deaths

861 - Al-Mutawakkil, Abbasid caliph (b. 822)

Deaths

861 - Al-Fath ibn Khaqan, chief confidant and councillor to al-Mutawakkil

Deaths1159 years ago

969 - Nikephoros II Phokas, Byzantine emperor (b. 912)

Deaths

1121 - Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Egyptian political adviser (b. 1066)

Deaths899 years ago

1241 - Ögedei Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1186)

Deaths779 years ago

1282 - Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Welsh prince (b. 1223)

Deaths738 years ago

1282 - Michael VIII Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1225)

Deaths738 years ago

1474 - Henry IV of Castile, King of the Crown of Castile (b. 1425)

Deaths546 years ago

1532 - Pietro Accolti, Italian cardinal (b. 1455)

Deaths488 years ago

1582 - Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, Spanish general and politician, 12th Constable of Portugal (b. 1508)

Deaths438 years ago

1610 - Adam Elsheimer, German artist working in Rome who died at only thirty-two (b. 1578)

Deaths410 years ago

1686 - Louis, Grand Condé, French general (b. 1621)

Deaths334 years ago
Deaths326 years ago

1737 - John Strype, English priest, historian, and author (b. 1643)

Deaths283 years ago

1747 - Edmund Curll, English bookseller and publisher (b. 1675)

Deaths273 years ago

1797 - Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)

Deaths223 years ago
Deaths194 years ago

1840 - Emperor Kōkaku of Japan (b. 1771)

Deaths180 years ago

1872 - Kamehameha V of Hawaii (b. 1830)

Deaths148 years ago

1880 - Oliver Winchester, American businessman, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (b. 1810)

Deaths140 years ago

1892 - William Milligan, Scottish theologian and scholar (b. 1821)

Deaths128 years ago

1906 - Charles Townsend, American fencer, engineer, and academic (b. 1872)

Deaths114 years ago

1909 - Ludwig Mond, German-born chemist and British industrialist who discovered the metal carbonyls (b. 1839)

Deaths111 years ago

1913 - Carl von In der Maur, Governor of Liechtenstein (b. 1852)

Deaths107 years ago

1918 - Ivan Cankar, Slovenian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1876)

Deaths102 years ago

1920 - Olive Schreiner, South African author and activist (b. 1855)

Deaths100 years ago

1936 - Myron Grimshaw, American baseball player (b. 1875)

Deaths84 years ago

1937 - Jaan Anvelt, Estonian theorist and politician (b. 1884)

Deaths83 years ago

1937 - Hugh Thackeray Turner, English architect and painter (b. 1853)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Christian Lous Lange, Norwegian historian and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American pilot and poet (b. 1922)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Émile Picard, French mathematician and academic (b. 1856)

Deaths79 years ago

1945 - Charles Fabry, French physicist and academic (b. 1867)

Deaths75 years ago

1950 - Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and author (b. 1893)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Mustafa Muğlalı, Turkish general (b. 1882)

Deaths69 years ago

1951 - Hijri Dede, Iraqi Turkmen poet and writer (b. 1881)

Deaths69 years ago

1953 - Sedat Simavi, Turkish journalist and director (b. 1896)

Deaths67 years ago

1957 - Musidora, French actress, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)

Deaths63 years ago

1959 - Jim Bottomley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1900)

Deaths61 years ago

1964 - Sam Cooke, American singer-songwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Percy Kilbride, American actor (b. 1888)

Deaths56 years ago

1966 - Augusta Fox Bronner, American psychologist, specialist in juvenile psychology (b. 1881)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Richard Sagrits, Estonian painter and author (b. 1910)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Arthur Hays Sulzberger, American publisher (b. 1891)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Maurice McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (b. 1902)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Lee Wiley, American singer (b. 1908)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Nihal Atsız, Turkish philosopher, author, and poet (b. 1905)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Vincent du Vigneaud, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Paul O'Dea, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - James J. Gibson, American psychologist and author (b. 1904)

Deaths41 years ago

1983 - Neil Ritchie, Guyanese-English general (b. 1897)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Oskar Seidlin, German-American author, poet, and scholar (b. 1911)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - George Waggner, American director, producer and actor (b. 1894)

Deaths36 years ago

1987 - G. A. Kulkarni, Indian author and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Robert Q. Lewis, American actor, comedian, game show host/panelist, and television personality (b. 1921)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Artur Lundkvist, Swedish author and critic (b. 1906)

Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Philip Phillips, American archaeologist and scholar (b. 1900)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Greg Bahnsen, American minister and philosopher (b. 1948)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Willie Rushton, English cartoonist, author, and publisher, co-founded Private Eye (b. 1937)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Eddie Chapman, English spy (b. 1914)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Simon Jeffes, English guitarist and composer (b. 1949)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - André Lichnerowicz, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1915)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Lynn Strait, American singer-songwriter (b. 1968)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician and diplomat (b. 1915)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Mainza Chona, Zambian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)

Deaths19 years ago

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

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1962)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand runner and coach (b. 1917)

Deaths16 years ago

2008 - Bettie Page, American model (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Dick Hoerner, American football player (b. 1922)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - John Patrick Foley, American cardinal (b. 1935)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano and actress (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mendel Weinbach, Polish-Israeli rabbi and scholar (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player and composer (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Nadir Afonso, Portuguese painter and architect (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Barbara Branden, Canadian-American author and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Javier Jauregui, Mexican boxer (b. 1973)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sheikh Mussa Shariefi, Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Hans Wallat, German conductor and director (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Abish Kekilbayev, Kazakh academic and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - H. Arnold Steinberg, Canadian businessman, philanthropist, and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Hema Upadhyay, Indian painter and sculptor (b. 1972)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - John "Hot Rod" Williams, American basketball player (b. 1962)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ken Woolley, Australian architect (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Keith Chegwin, British TV presenter (b. 1957)

Deaths3 years ago

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