Holidays and observances

Constitution Day (Russia)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Feast of Masá'il ("Questions"), the first day of the 15th month of the Bahá'í calendar (Bahá'í Faith)

Holidays and observances

Ground Forces Day (Ukraine)

Holidays and observances

Jamhuri Day, celebrates the independence of Kenya from Britain in 1963.

Holidays and observances

Kanji Day (Japan)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II's Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh..

Events

884 - King Carloman II dies after a hunting accident.

Events

1388 - Maria of Enghien sells the lordship of Argos and Nauplia to the Republic of Venice.

Events632 years ago
Events158 years ago

1866 - Oaks explosion: The worst mining disaster in England kills 361 miners and rescuers.

Events154 years ago

1870 - Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the second black U.S. congressman.

Events150 years ago

1901 - Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal (the letter "S" a> in Morse Code), at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland.

Events119 years ago

1917 - Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.

Events103 years ago

1935 - Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, is founded by Heinrich Himmler.

Events85 years ago

1937 - Second Sino-Japanese War: USS Panay incident: Japanese aircraft bomb and sink U.S. gunboat USS Panay on the Yangtze river in China.

Events83 years ago

1939 - HMS Duchess sinks after a collision with HMS Barham off the coast of Scotland with the loss of 124 men.

Events81 years ago

1941 - World War II: Fifty-four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field, Philippines. Jesús Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off; César Basa is killed..

Events79 years ago

1941 - Adolf Hitler declares the imminent extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery.

Events79 years ago

1946 - United Nations Security Council Resolution 13 relating to acceptance of Siam to United Nations is adopted.

Events74 years ago

1956 - United Nations Security Council Resolution 121 relating to acceptance of Japan to United Nations is adopted.

Events64 years ago

1979 - The 8.2 MwTumaco earthquake shakes Colombia and Ecuador with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 300–600, and generating a large tsunami.

Events41 years ago

1985 - Arrow Air Flight 1285, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8, crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland, killing all 256 people on board, including 236 members of the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division.

Events35 years ago

1988 - The Clapham Junction rail crash kills thirty-five and injures hundreds after two collisions of three commuter trains—one of the worst train crashes in the United Kingdom.

Events32 years ago

2000 - The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.

Events20 years ago

2001 - Prime Minister of Vietnam Phan Văn Khải announces the decision on upgrading the Phong Nha–Kẻ Bàng nature reserve to a national park, providing information on projects for the conservation and development of the park and revised maps.

Events19 years ago
Events5 years ago

Births

Births722 years ago

1418 - Archduke Albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)

Births602 years ago

1526 - Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral (d. 1588)

Births494 years ago

1574 - Anne of Denmark (d. 1619)

Births446 years ago

1610 - Basil of Ostrog, Serbian monk and saint (d. 1671)

Births410 years ago

1685 - Lodovico Giustini, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1743)

Births335 years ago

1724 - Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, English admiral and politician (d. 1816)

Births296 years ago

1731 - Erasmus Darwin, English physician and poet (d. 1802)

Births289 years ago

1766 - Nikolay Karamzin, Russian poet and historian (d. 1826)

Births254 years ago

1779 - Madeleine Sophie Barat, French nun and saint, founded the Society of the Sacred Heart (d. 1865)

Births241 years ago

1786 - William L. Marcy, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 21st United States Secretary of State (d. 1857)

Births234 years ago

1792 - Alexander Ypsilantis, Greek-Russian general and politician, Military ruler of Moldavia (d. 1828)

Births228 years ago

1799 - Karl Bryullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)

Births221 years ago

1805 - Henry Wells, American businessman, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express (d. 1878)

Births215 years ago

1806 - Stand Watie, American general (d. 1871)

Births214 years ago

1812 - John Sandfield Macdonald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Ontario (d. 1872)

Births208 years ago

1821 - Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (d. 1880)

Births199 years ago

1830 - Joseph Orville Shelby, Confederate general (d. 1897)

Births190 years ago

1842 - Adolf Bötticher, German journalist and historian (d. 1901)

Births178 years ago

1845 - Bruce Price, American architect, designed the American Surety Building and Bank of the Metropolis (d. 1903)

Births175 years ago

1849 - William Kissam Vanderbilt, American businessman and horse breeder (d. 1920)

Births171 years ago

1856 - Henry Moret, French painter (d. 1913)

Births164 years ago

1862 - J. Bruce Ismay, English businessman (d. 1937)

Births158 years ago

1863 - Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter and illustrator (d. 1944)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Paul Elmer More, American journalist, author, and critic (d. 1937)

Births156 years ago

1866 - Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)

Births154 years ago

1870 - Walter Benona Sharp, American businessman, co-founded Hughes Tool Company (d. 1912)

Births150 years ago

1875 - Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (d. 1953)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Alvin Kraenzlein, American hurdler and runner (d. 1928)

Births144 years ago

1881 - Louise Thuliez, French school teacher, resistance fighter during World War I and World War II and author (d. 1966)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Harry Warner, Polish-American businessman, co-founded Warner Bros (d. 1958)

Births139 years ago

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

Births138 years ago

1883 - Edmond Hogan, Australian politician, 30th Premier of Victoria (d. 1964)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Zinaida Serebriakova, Ukrainian-French painter (d. 1967)

Births136 years ago

1887 - Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer and engineer (d. 1974)

Births133 years ago

1892 - Milko Kos, Slovenian historian and academic (d. 1972)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Edward G. Robinson, American actor (d. 1973)

Births127 years ago

1900 - Sammy Davis, Sr., American actor and dancer (d. 1988)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Harald Kaarmann, Estonian footballer (d. 1942)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Yasujirō Ozu, Japanese director and screenwriter (d. 1963)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Nicolas de Gunzburg, French-American banker and journalist (d. 1981)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Manès Sperber, Austrian-French psychologist and author (d. 1984)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Vasily Grossman, Russian journalist and author (d. 1964)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Roy Douglas, English pianist and composer (d. 2015)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1993)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Hans Keilson, German-Dutch psychologist, author, and poet (d. 2011)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Karen Morley, American actress and political activist (d. 2003)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Boun Oum, Laotian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Laos (d. 1980)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Henry Armstrong, American boxer (d. 1988)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Patrick O'Brian, English author and translator (d. 2000)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Frank Sinatra, American singer, actor, and producer (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Joe Williams, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Olivia Barclay, English astrologer and author (d. 2001)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Dan DeCarlo, American soldier and illustrator (d. 2001)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Josef Doležal, Czech race walker (d. 1999)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Fred Kida, American illustrator (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Christian Dotremont, Belgian painter and poet (d. 1979)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Bob Barker, American game show host and producer

Births97 years ago

1923 - Bob Dorough, American musician, composer, and producer (d. 2018)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Ed Koch, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 105th Mayor of New York City (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Ted Kennedy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2009)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (d. 1985)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Vladimir Shainsky, Ukrainian-Russian pianist and composer (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ahmad Shamloo, Iranian journalist and poet (d. 2000)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Robert Noyce, American inventor and businessman, co-founded the Intel Corporation (d. 1990)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani diplomat and author (d. 2008)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Lionel Blair, English actor

Births92 years ago

1928 - Helen Frankenthaler, American painter and academic (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese pianist and composer

Births91 years ago

1929 - John Osborne, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1994)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Silvio Santos, Brazilian television host and businessman, founded Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão

Births90 years ago

1931 - Baya, Algerian artist (d. 1998)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Bob Pettit, American basketball player and coach

Births88 years ago

1933 - Manu Dibango, Cameroonian saxophonist and vibraphone player

Births87 years ago

1933 - Christa Stubnick, German sprinter

Births87 years ago

1934 - Miguel de la Madrid, Mexican lawyer and politician, 52nd President of Mexico (d. 2012)

Births86 years ago

1935 - John Wise, Canadian farmer and politician, 23rd Minister of Agriculture (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Iolanda Balaș, Romanian high jumper and educator (d. 2016)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Denise Coffey, English actress and director

Births84 years ago

1937 - Michael Jeffery, Australian general and politician, 24th Governor-General of Australia

Births83 years ago

1937 - Philip Ledger, English pianist, composer, and academic (d. 2012)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Buford Pusser, American police officer (d. 1974)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Connie Francis, American singer and actress

Births82 years ago

1939 - Terry Kirkman, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births81 years ago
Births80 years ago

1940 - Dionne Warwick, American singer and television personality

Births80 years ago

1941 - Nambi Narayanan, ISRO scientist and aerospace engineer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Morris Sadek, Egyptian-American lawyer and activist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Brough Scott, English jockey and journalist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Vassilis Alexakis, Greek-French author and translator

Births77 years ago

1943 - Dickey Betts, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Sadeq Tabatabaei, Iranian journalist and politician (d. 2015)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Grover Washington, Jr., American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 1999)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Diana Bracho, Mexican actress

Births76 years ago

1944 - Jean Doré, Canadian lawyer and politician, 39th Mayor of Montreal (d. 2015)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Cara Duff-MacCormick, Canadian actress

Births76 years ago

1944 - Rob Tyner, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 1991)

Births76 years ago
Births75 years ago

1945 - Tony Williams, American drummer, composer, and producer (d. 1997)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver

Births74 years ago

1947 - Will Alsop, English architect and academic (d. 2018)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Wings Hauser, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Chris Mullin, English journalist and politician

Births73 years ago

1948 - Colin Todd, English football player and coach

Births72 years ago

1949 - Gopinath Munde, Indian lawyer and politician, 3rd Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bill Nighy, English actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Marc Ravalomanana, Malagasy businessman and politician, President of Madagascar

Births71 years ago

1950 - Pedro Ferriz de Con, Mexican journalist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Heiner Flassbeck, German economist and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Gorman Thomas, American baseball player

Births70 years ago

1950 - Rajinikanth, Indian actor

Births70 years ago

1950 - Billy Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births70 years ago
Births69 years ago

1952 - Herb Dhaliwal, Indian-Canadian businessman and politician, 3rd Canadian Minister of Natural Resources

Births68 years ago

1952 - Sarah Douglas, English actress

Births68 years ago

1952 - Cathy Rigby, American gymnast

Births68 years ago

1953 - Martin Ferguson, Australian lawyer and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Bruce Kulick, American guitarist and songwriter

Births67 years ago

1953 - Rafael Septién, Mexican-American football player

Births67 years ago

1955 - Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman

Births65 years ago

1955 - Eddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Stephen Smith, Australian lawyer and politician, 53rd Australian Minister of Defence

Births65 years ago

1956 - Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Sheila E., American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actress

Births63 years ago

1958 - Alexander Crutchfield, American businessman, financier and investor

Births62 years ago

1959 - Jasper Conran, English fashion designer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Martina Hellmann, German discus thrower

Births60 years ago

1961 - Andrey Perlov, Russian race walker

Births59 years ago

1962 - Tracy Austin, American tennis player and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1962 - Arturo Barrios, Mexican-American runner

Births58 years ago

1962 - Peter Bergen, American-English journalist and author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mike Golic, American football player and radio host

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ulrike Tillmann, German mathematician and academic

Births58 years ago

1963 - Eduardo Castro Luque, Mexican businessman and politician (d. 2012)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Reeta Chakrabarti, English journalist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Haywood Jeffires, American football player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Sabu, American wrestler

Births56 years ago

1965 - Will Carling, English rugby player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Royce Gracie, Brazilian-American mixed martial artist and actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Ian Paisley, Jr., Northern Irish politician

Births54 years ago

1967 - Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - John Randle, American football player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Rory Kennedy, American director and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sašo Udovič, Slovenian footballer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Laurie Williams, Jamaican cricketer (d. 2002)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Sophie Kinsella, English author and educator

Births51 years ago

1969 - Wilfred Kirochi, Kenyan runner

Births51 years ago

1969 - Fiona May, English-Italian long jumper

Births51 years ago

1969 - Michael Möllenbeck, German discus thrower

Births51 years ago

1970 - Tahir Bilgic, Turkish-Australian comedian and actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jennifer Connelly, American actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Regina Hall, American actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Sammy Korir, Kenyan runner

Births49 years ago

1972 - Nicky Eaden, English footballer and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Craig Field, Australian rugby league player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Wilson Kipketer, Kenyan-Danish runner

Births48 years ago

1972 - Georgios Theodoridis, Greek sprinter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Hank Williams III, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1973 - Tony Hsieh, American businessman, founded LinkExchange

Births47 years ago

1974 - Bernard Lagat, Kenyan-American runner

Births46 years ago

1974 - Nolberto Solano, Peruvian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975 - Mayim Bialik, American actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Craig Moore, Australian footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1976 - Dan Hawkins, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Brent Johnson, Canadian football player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Yoel Hernández, Cuban hurdler

Births43 years ago

1977 - Dean Macey, English decathlete and bobsledder

Births43 years ago

1977 - Colin White, Canadian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Gbenga Akinnagbe, American actor and screenwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Shin Seung-hwan, South Korean actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Nate Clements, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - John Salmons, American basketball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Dejene Berhanu, Ethiopian runner (d. 2010)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Dorin Goian, Romanian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Berkant Göktan, Turkish-German footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jeret Peterson, American skier (d. 2011)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Pedro Ríos, Spanish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Stephen Warnock, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Dmitry Tursunov, Russian tennis player

Births38 years ago

1984 - Daniel Agger, Danish footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Pat Calathes, Greek-American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Giannis Zaradoukas, Greek footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Daddy Birori, Rwandan footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Përparim Hetemaj, Finnish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nina Kolarič, Slovenian long jumper

Births34 years ago

1986 - T. J. Ward, American football player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Marte Eberson, Norwegian keyboard player and composer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Isaac John, New Zealand rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Tony Williams, Australian-Tongan rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1990 - Nixon Chepseba, Kenyan runner

Births30 years ago

1990 - Victor Moses, Nigerian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Seungri, South Korean singer-songwriter

Births30 years ago

1991 - Joseph Leilua, Australian-Samoan rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1993 - Zeli Ismail, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Otto Warmbier, American student imprisoned in North Korea (d. 2017)

Births26 years ago

Deaths

884 - Carloman II, Frankish king (b. 866)

Deaths
Deaths

948 - Li Song, Chinese official and chancellor

Deaths

1143 - Kogyo-Daishi, restorer of Shingon Buddhism in Japan (b. 1095)

Deaths877 years ago

1204 - Maimonides, Egyptian religious scholar, philosopher and physician (b. 1135)

Deaths816 years ago

1212 - Geoffrey, English archbishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1152)

Deaths808 years ago

1475 - Joan of Portugal, Queen of Castile (b. 1439)

Deaths545 years ago
Deaths544 years ago
Deaths451 years ago

1574 - Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)

Deaths446 years ago

1586 - Stephen Báthory, Polish king (b. 1533)

Deaths434 years ago

1685 - John Pell, English mathematician and linguist (b. 1610)

Deaths335 years ago

1751 - Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English philosopher and politician, Secretary at War (b. 1678)

Deaths269 years ago

1758 - Françoise de Graffigny, French lettrist (b. 1695)

Deaths262 years ago

1766 - Johann Christoph Gottsched, German philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1700)

Deaths254 years ago

1782 - Charles Gray, English lawyer and politician (b. 1696)

Deaths238 years ago

1789 - John Ponsonby, Irish lawyer and politician (b. 1713)

Deaths231 years ago

1790 - Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian historian and philosopher (b. 1733)

Deaths230 years ago

1794 - Meshullam Feivush Heller, Ukrainian author (b. 1742)

Deaths226 years ago
Deaths217 years ago

1817 - Tekle Giyorgis I, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1751)

Deaths203 years ago
Deaths177 years ago

1858 - Jacques Viger, Canadian archeologist and politician, 1st Mayor of Montreal (b. 1787)

Deaths162 years ago

1889 - Robert Browning, English poet and playwright (b. 1812)

Deaths131 years ago

1889 - Viktor Bunyakovsky, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1804)

Deaths131 years ago

1894 - John Sparrow David Thompson, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1845)

Deaths126 years ago

1913 - Menelik II, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1844)

Deaths107 years ago

1921 - Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer and academic (b. 1868)

Deaths99 years ago

1923 - Raymond Radiguet, French author and poet (b. 1903)

Deaths97 years ago

1924 - Alexander Parvus, Russian-German theorist and politician (b. 1867)

Deaths96 years ago

1926 - Jean Richepin, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1849)

Deaths94 years ago

1934 - Thorleif Haug, Norwegian skier (b. 1894)

Deaths86 years ago

1939 - Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1883)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - César Basa, Filipino lieutenant and pilot (b. 1915)

Deaths79 years ago

1951 - Mildred Bailey, American singer (b. 1907)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (b. 1879)

Deaths68 years ago

1958 - Albert Walsh, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1900)

Deaths62 years ago

1963 - Yasujirō Ozu, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1903)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Maithili Sharan Gupt, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1866)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - William Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes, English businessman, founded Rootes Group (b. 1894)

Deaths56 years ago

1966 - Karl Ruberl, Austrian-American swimmer (b. 1880)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (b. 1902)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - George Terwilliger, American director and screenwriter (b. 1882)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Yechezkel Kutscher, Israeli philologist and linguist (b. 1909)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - David Sarnoff, Belarusian-American businessman (b. 1891)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Richard Baggallay, English colonel and cricketer (b. 1884)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Jack Cassidy, American actor (b. 1927)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Fay Compton, English actress (b. 1894)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Jean Lesage, Canadian lawyer and politician, 19th Premier of Quebec (b. 1912)

Deaths40 years ago

1985 - Anne Baxter, American actress (b. 1923)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboard player and manager (b. 1938)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Paul Verner, German politician (b. 1911)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Enrique Jorrín, Cuban violinist and composer (b. 1926)

Deaths33 years ago

1992 - Suzanne Lilar, Belgian author and playwright (b. 1901)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - József Antall, Hungarian historian and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1932)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Stuart Roosa, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1933)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Donna J. Stone, American poet and philanthropist (b. 1933)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Vance Packard, American journalist, author, and critic (b. 1914)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Evgenii Landis, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Lawton Chiles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 41st Governor of Florida (b. 1930)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Marco Denevi, Argentinian author and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Mo Udall, American captain and politician (b. 1922)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Paul Cadmus, American painter and illustrator (b. 1904)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Joseph Heller, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright(b. 1923)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - George Montgomery, American actor, stuntman, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1916)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Ndabaningi Sithole, Zimbabwean militant leader, founded Zimbabwe African National Union (b. 1920)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Ardito Desio, Italian geologist and explorer (b. 1897)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Dee Brown, American historian and author (b. 1908)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijani general and politician, 3rd President of Azerbaijan (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Gangodawila Soma Thero, Sri Lankan monk and educator (b. 1948)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Robert Newmyer, American actor and producer (b. 1956)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Ramanand Sagar, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Annette Stroyberg, Danish actress (b. 1936)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Gebran Tueni, Lebanese journalist and politician (b. 1957)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Peter Boyle, American actor (b. 1935)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Kenny Davern, American clarinet player and saxophonist (b. 1935)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Raymond P. Shafer, American lawyer and politician, 38th Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Alan Shugart, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Seagate Technology (b. 1930)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - François al-Hajj, Lebanese general (b. 1953)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ike Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1931)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Avery Dulles, American cardinal and theologian (b. 1918)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Van Johnson, American actor (b. 1916)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 5th President of Cyprus (b. 1934)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver, founded Tom Walkinshaw Racing (b. 1946)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Joe Allbritton, American banker, publisher, and philanthropist, founded the Allbritton Communications Company (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Nityanand Swami, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - David Tait, English rugby player (b. 1987)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Tom Laughlin, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Abdul Quader Molla, Bangladeshi journalist and politician (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Leo Sachs, German-Israeli biologist and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jang Sung-taek, North Korean general and politician (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Audrey Totter, American actress (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Norman Bridwell, American author and illustrator, created Clifford the Big Red Dog (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ivor Grattan-Guinness, English mathematician, historian, and academic (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Herb Plews, American baseball player (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Yury Shutov, Russian politician (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Luis Bermejo, Spanish illustrator (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Frans Geurtsen, Dutch footballer (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Sharad Anantrao Joshi, Indian farmer and politician (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Evelyn S. Lieberman, American politician, White House Deputy Chief of Staff (b. 1944)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Shirley Hazzard, Australian-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1931)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Ed Lee, American politician and attorney, 43rd Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1952)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Pat DiNizio, American singer and songwriter (b. 1955)

Deaths3 years ago

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