Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Kingdom Day (Netherlands), moves to December 16 if the 15th is on a Sunday

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

533 - Vandalic War: Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Tricamarum.

Events

687 - Pope Sergius I is elected.

Events

1025 - Constantine VIII becomes sole emperor of the Byzantine Empire, 63 years after being crowned co-emperor.

Events995 years ago

1161 - Jin–Song wars: Military officers conspire against the emperor Wanyan Liang of the Jin dynasty after a military defeat at the Battle of Caishi, and assassinate the emperor at his camp.

Events859 years ago

1167 - Sicilian Chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.

Events853 years ago

1256 - Mongol forces under the command of Hulagu Khan enter and destroy the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut Castle (in present-day Iran) as part of their offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.

Events764 years ago

1467 - Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia.

Events553 years ago

1651 - Castle Cornet in Guernsey, the last stronghold which had supported the King in the Third English Civil War, surrenders.

Events369 years ago

1778 - American Revolutionary War: British and French fleets clash in the Battle of St. Lucia.

Events242 years ago

1791 - The United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly.

Events229 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Nashville: The Union's Army of the Cumberland routs and destroys the Confederacy's Army of Tennessee, ending its effectiveness as a combat unit.

Events156 years ago
Events130 years ago

1905 - The Pushkin House is established in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to preserve the cultural heritage of Alexander Pushkin.

Events115 years ago

1914 - World War I: The Serbian Army recaptures Belgrade from the invading Austro-Hungarian Army.

Events106 years ago

1914 - A gas explosion at Mitsubishi Hōjō coal mine, in Kyushu, Japan, kills 687.

Events106 years ago
Events103 years ago

1933 - The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution officially becomes effective, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment that prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol.

Events87 years ago

1939 - Gone with the Wind (highest inflation adjusted grossing film) receives its premiere at Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Events81 years ago

1941 - The Holocaust in Ukraine: German troops murder over 15,000 Jews at Drobytsky Yar, a ravine southeast of the city of Kharkiv.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Battle of Arawe begins during the New Britain campaign.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: a single-engine UC-64A Norseman aeroplane carrying United States Army Air Forces Major Glenn Miller is lost in a flight over the English Channel.

Events76 years ago

1945 - Occupation of Japan/Shinto Directive: General Douglas MacArthur orders that Shinto be abolished as the state religion of Japan.

Events75 years ago

1960 - Richard Pavlick is arrested for plotting to assassinate U.S. President-Elect John F. Kennedy.

Events60 years ago

1960 - King Mahendra of Nepal suspends the country's constitution, dissolves parliament, dismisses the cabinet, and imposes direct rule.

Events60 years ago

1961 - Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death after being found guilty by an Israeli court of 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people, and membership of an outlawed organization.

Events59 years ago

1965 - Project Gemini: Gemini 6A, crewed by Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford, is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. Four orbits later, it achieves the first space rendezvous, with Gemini 7.

Events55 years ago

1970 - Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 successfully lands on Venus. It is the first successful soft landing on another planet.

Events50 years ago

1973 - John Paul Getty III, grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, Italy, after being kidnapped by an Italian gang on July 10.

Events47 years ago

1973 - The American Psychiatric Association votes 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II.

Events47 years ago

1978 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

Events42 years ago

1981 - A suicide car bombing targeting the Iraqi embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, levels the embassy and kills 61 people, including Iraq's ambassador to Lebanon. The attack is considered the first modern suicide bombing.

Events39 years ago
Events27 years ago

1997 - Tajikistan Airlines Flight 3183 crashes in the desert near Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, killing 85.

Events23 years ago

2000 - The third reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down.

Events20 years ago

2001 - The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 spent to stabilize it, without fixing its famous lean.

Events19 years ago

2005 - Introduction of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor into USAF active service.

Events15 years ago

2010 - A boat carrying 90 asylum seekers crashes into rocks off the coast of Christmas Island, Australia, killing 48 people.

Events10 years ago

2013 - The South Sudanese Civil War begins when opposition leaders Dr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amum and Rebecca Nyandeng vote to boycott the meeting of the National Liberation Council at Nyakuron.

Events7 years ago

2014 - A gunman takes 18 hostages inside a café in Martin Place for 16 hours in Sydney. Monis and two hostages are killed when police raid the café the following morning.

Events6 years ago

2017 - A 6.5Mwearthquake strikes the Indonesian island of Java in the city of Tasikmalaya, resulting in four deaths.

Events3 years ago

Births

AD 37 - Nero, Roman emperor (d. 68)

Births

130 - Lucius Verus, Roman emperor (d. 169)

Births

1242 - Prince Munetaka, Japanese shōgun (d. 1274)

Births778 years ago
Births573 years ago

1567 - Christoph Demantius, German composer, poet, and theorist (d. 1643)

Births453 years ago

1610 - David Teniers the Younger, Flemish painter (d. 1690)

Births410 years ago

1657 - Michel Richard Delalande, French organist and composer (d. 1726)

Births363 years ago

1686 - Jean-Joseph Fiocco, Flemish violinist and composer (d. 1746)

Births334 years ago

1710 - Francesco Zahra, Maltese painter (d. 1773)

Births310 years ago

1789 - Carlos Soublette, Venezuelan general and politician, 11th President of Venezuela (d. 1870)

Births231 years ago

1832 - Gustave Eiffel, French architect and engineer, co-designed the Eiffel Tower (d. 1923)

Births188 years ago

1837 - E. W. Bullinger, English minister, scholar, and theologian (d. 1913)

Births183 years ago

1852 - Henri Becquerel, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1908)

Births168 years ago

1859 - L. L. Zamenhof, Polish linguist and ophthalmologist, created Esperanto (d. 1917)

Births161 years ago

1860 - Niels Ryberg Finsen, Faroese-Danish physician and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1904)

Births160 years ago

1860 - Abner Powell, American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)

Births160 years ago

1861 - Charles Duryea, American engineer and businessman, co-founded the Duryea Motor Wagon Company (d. 1938)

Births159 years ago

1861 - Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Finnish lawyer, judge, and politician, 3rd President of Finland (d. 1944)

Births159 years ago

1863 - Arthur Dehon Little, American chemist and engineer (d. 1935)

Births157 years ago

1869 - Leon Marchlewski, Polish chemist and academic (d. 1946)

Births151 years ago

1875 - Emilio Jacinto, Filipino journalist and activist (d. 1899)

Births145 years ago

1878 - Hans Carossa, German author and poet (d. 1956)

Births142 years ago

1885 - Leonid Pitamic, Slovenian lawyer, philosopher, and academic (d. 1971)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Wanda Krahelska-Filipowicz, Polish politician and resistance fighter (d. 1968)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Maxwell Anderson, American journalist and playwright (d. 1959)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Harry Babcock, American pole vaulter (d. 1965)

Births130 years ago

1891 - A.P. Carter, American country singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1960)

Births129 years ago

1892 - J. Paul Getty, American-English businessman and art collector, founded Getty Oil (d. 1976)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Vibert Douglas, Canadian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1988)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Josef Imbach, Swiss sprinter (d. 1964)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Betty Smith, American author and playwright (d. 1972)

Births124 years ago

1899 - Harold Abrahams, English sprinter, lawyer, and journalist (d. 1978)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Robert F. Bradford, American lawyer and politician, 57th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1983)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Tamanishiki San'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 32nd Yokozuna (d. 1938)

Births117 years ago

1907 - Gordon Douglas, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1993)

Births113 years ago

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

Births113 years ago

1908 - Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk, scholar, and author (d. 2005)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Sattar Bahlulzade, Azerbaijani-Russian painter (d. 1974)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Eliza Atkins Gleason, African American librarian (d. 2009)

Births111 years ago

1910 - John Hammond, American record producer and critic (d. 1987)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and illustrator (d. 1991)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Stan Kenton, American pianist and composer (d. 1979)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Roger Gaudry, Canadian chemist and businessman (d. 2001)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Muriel Rukeyser, American poet, academic, and activist (d. 1980)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Eila Campbell, English geographer and cartographer (d. 1994)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Miguel Arraes, Brazilian lawyer and politician, Governor of Pernambuco (d. 2005)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Buddy Cole, American pianist and conductor (d. 1964)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-English physicist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Indian-Pakistani linguist and lexicographer (d. 2005)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Jeff Chandler, American actor (d. 1961)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Chihiro Iwasaki, Japanese painter and illustrator (d. 1974)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Max Yasgur, American dairy farmer and host of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (d. 1973)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Gamal al-Banna, Egyptian author and scholar (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Kurt Schaffenberger, German-American sergeant and illustrator (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Alan Freed, American radio host (d. 1965)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Pierre Cossette, American producer and manager (d. 2009)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Freeman Dyson, English-American physicist and mathematician

Births97 years ago

1923 - Uziel Gal, German-Israeli engineer, designed the Uzi gun (d. 2002)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Valentin Varennikov, Russian general and politician (d. 2009)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Frank W. J. Olver, English-American mathematician and academic (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Ruhi Sarıalp, Turkish triple jumper and educator (d. 2001)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Kasey Rogers, American actress and author (d. 2006)

Births95 years ago

1928 - Ernest Ashworth, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Ida Haendel, Polish-English violinist and educator

Births92 years ago

1928 - Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian-New Zealand painter and architect (d. 2000)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist, playwright, poet and short story writer

Births90 years ago

1931 - Klaus Rifbjerg, Danish author and poet (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Jesse Belvin, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1960)

Births88 years ago

1932 - John Meurig Thomas, Welsh chemist and academic

Births88 years ago

1933 - Bapu, Indian director and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Tim Conway, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2019)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Donald Woods, South African journalist and activist (d. 2001)

Births87 years ago

1936 - Joe D'Amato, Italian director and producer (d. 1999)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Michael Bogdanov, Welsh director and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Bob Foster, American boxer and police officer (d. 2015)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Billy Shaw, American football player

Births82 years ago

1939 - Cindy Birdsong, American singer-songwriter

Births81 years ago

1940 - Nick Buoniconti, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2019)

Births80 years ago

1942 - Kathleen Blanco, American educator and politician, 54th Governor of Louisiana (d. 2019)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Dave Clark, English drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Lucien den Arend, Dutch sculptor

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jim Leyland, American baseball player and manager

Births76 years ago

1944 - Chico Mendes, Brazilian trade union leader and activist (d. 1988)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Heather Booth, American civil rights activist, feminist, and political strategist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Ivor Crewe, English political scientist and academic

Births75 years ago

1946 - Carmine Appice, American drummer and songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Art Howe, American baseball player and manager

Births74 years ago

1946 - Genny Lim, American writer

Births74 years ago

1948 - Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (d. 1991)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Don Johnson, American actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Brian Roper, English economist and academic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Melanie Chartoff, American actress and comedian

Births70 years ago

1950 - Sylvester James Gates, American theoretical physicist and professor

Births70 years ago

1951 - George Donikian, Australian journalist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Joe Jordan, Scottish footballer and manager

Births69 years ago

1951 - Tim Webster, Australian journalist and sportscaster

Births69 years ago

1952 - Rudi Protrudi, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Allan Simonsen, Danish footballer and manager

Births68 years ago

1952 - Julie Taymor, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1953 - John R. Allen, American general and diplomat

Births67 years ago

1953 - J. M. DeMatteis, American author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Robert Charles Wilson, American-Canadian author

Births67 years ago

1954 - Alex Cox, English film director, screenwriter, nonfiction author, broadcaster and sometime actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Oliver Heald, English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mark Warner, American businessman and politician, 69th Governor of Virginia

Births66 years ago

1955 - Hector Sants, English banker

Births65 years ago

1955 - Paul Simonon, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births65 years ago

1956 - John Lee Hancock, American screenwriter, film director, and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Tony Leon, South African lawyer and politician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mike McAlary, American journalist and author (d. 1998)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Laura Molina, American singer, guitarist, actress, and painter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Tim Reynolds, German-American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births63 years ago

1958 - Carlo J. Caparas, Filipino director and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Richard Kastle, American classical pianist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Greg Matthews, Australian cricketer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Alan Whetton, New Zealand rugby player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Gary Whetton, New Zealand rugby player

Births61 years ago

1960 - Walter Werzowa, Austrian composer and producer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Karin Resetarits, Austrian journalist and politician

Births59 years ago

1962 - Tim Gaines, American bass player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Simon Hodgkinson, English rugby player and coach

Births58 years ago

1963 - Ellie Cornell, American actress and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Norman J. Grossfeld, American screenwriter and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Helen Slater, American actress

Births57 years ago

1963 - David Wingate, American basketball player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Paul Kaye, British actor

Births56 years ago

1966 - Carl Hooper, Guyanese cricketer and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Molly Price, American actress

Births54 years ago

1967 - David Howells, English footballer and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mo Vaughn, American baseball player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Garrett Wang, American actor

Births52 years ago

1969 - Ralph Ineson, English actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian wheelchair racer and senator

Births51 years ago

1969 - Adam Setliff, American discus thrower and lawyer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Frankie Dettori, Italian jockey

Births50 years ago

1970 - Lawrence Funderburke, American basketball player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Michael Shanks, Canadian actor, screenwriter and director

Births50 years ago

1971 - Clint Lowery, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Rodney Harrison, American football player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Stuart Townsend, Irish actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Alexandra Tydings, American actress, director, writer and producer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Surya Bonaly, French figure skater

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ryoo Seung-wan, South Korean actor, director, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Garath Archer, English rugby player

Births46 years ago

1974 - P. J. Byrne American actor

Births46 years ago

1975 - Samira Saraya, Palestinian actor, filmmaker, poet and rapper

Births45 years ago

1976 - Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Aaron Miles, American baseball player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Todd Tichenor, American baseball player and umpire

Births44 years ago

1977 - Mehmet Aurélio, Brazilian-Turkish footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Geoff Stults, American actor and producer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Ned Brower, American drummer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mark Jansen, Dutch guitarist and songwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jerome McDougle, American football player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Adam Brody, American actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Eric Young, Canadian-American wrestler

Births41 years ago

1980 - Élodie Gossuin, French beauty pageant titleholder, model,

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sergio Pizzorno, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Manuel Wilhelm, German rugby player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Michelle Dockery, English actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Brendan Fletcher, Canadian actor and screenwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Andy González, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Charlie Cox, English actor

Births38 years ago

1982 - Borja García, Spanish race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tatiana Perebiynis, Ukrainian tennis player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Delon Armitage, Trinidadian-English rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - René Duprée, Canadian professional wrestler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Camilla Luddington, English actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ronnie Radke, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Martyn Bernard, English high jumper

Births36 years ago

1985 - Diogo Fernandes, Brazilian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Kim Junsu, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Iveta Mazáčová, Czech sprinter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Keylor Navas, Costa Rican footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Josh Norman, American football player

Births33 years ago

1986 - Snejana Onopka, Ukrainian model

Births34 years ago

1988 - Emily Head, English actress

Births32 years ago

1988 - Steven Nzonzi, French footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Nichole Bloom, American actress and model

Births31 years ago

1991 - Conor Daly, American race car driver

Births29 years ago

1992 - Daiamami Genki, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births28 years ago

1992 - Jesse Lingard, English footballer

Births28 years ago

1996 - Jenifer Brening, German singer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Oleksandr Zinchenko, Ukrainian footballer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Maude Apatow, American actress

Births23 years ago

1997 - Zach Banks, American race car driver

Births23 years ago

1997 - Magdalena Fręch, Polish tennis player

Births23 years ago

1997 - Stefania LaVie Owen, New Zealand-American actress

Births23 years ago

1998 - Chandler Canterbury, American actor

Births22 years ago

Deaths

933 - Li Siyuan, Chinese emperor (b. 867)

Deaths

1025 - Basil II, Byzantine emperor (b. 958)

Deaths995 years ago

1072 - Alp Arslan, Turkish sultan (b. 1029)

Deaths948 years ago

1161 - Wanyan Liang, Chinese emperor (b. 1122)

Deaths859 years ago

1230 - Ottokar I, duke of Bohemia (b. 1155)

Deaths790 years ago

1283 - Philip I, Latin emperor (b. 1243)

Deaths737 years ago

1343 - Hasan Kucek, Chopanid prince (b. c. 1319)

Deaths677 years ago

1467 - Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna, archbishop and regent of Sweden (b. 1417)

Deaths553 years ago

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

Deaths446 years ago

1598 - Philips of Marnix, Lord of Saint-Aldegonde, Dutch nobleman (b. 1540)

Deaths422 years ago
Deaths399 years ago
Deaths347 years ago

1675 - Johannes Vermeer, Dutch painter and educator (b. 1632)

Deaths345 years ago

1683 - Izaak Walton, English author (b. 1593)

Deaths337 years ago

1688 - Gaspar Fagel, Dutch lawyer and politician (b. 1634)

Deaths332 years ago

1688 - Louis Victor de Rochechouart de Mortemart, French nobleman (b. 1636)

Deaths332 years ago

1715 - George Hickes, English minister and scholar (b. 1642)

Deaths305 years ago

1753 - Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect and politician, designed Chiswick House (b. 1694)

Deaths267 years ago

1792 - Joseph Martin Kraus, Swedish pianist, violinist, and composer (b. 1756)

Deaths228 years ago

1812 - Shneur Zalman, Russian rabbi, author and founder of Chabad (b. 1745)

Deaths208 years ago

1819 - Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (b. 1749)

Deaths201 years ago

1855 - Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician and academic (b. 1803)

Deaths165 years ago

1878 - Alfred Bird, English chemist and businessman, invented baking powder (b. 1811)

Deaths142 years ago

1890 - Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa Lakota tribal chief (b. 1831)

Deaths130 years ago

1943 - Fats Waller, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1904)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Glenn Miller, American bandleader and composer (b. 1904)

Deaths76 years ago

1947 - Arthur Machen, Welsh journalist and author (b. 1863)

Deaths73 years ago

1947 - Crawford Vaughan, Australian politician, 27th Premier of South Australia (b. 1874)

Deaths73 years ago

1950 - Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1875)

Deaths70 years ago

1958 - Wolfgang Pauli, Austrian-Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)

Deaths62 years ago

1962 - Charles Laughton, English-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1899)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - M. Balasundaram, Sri Lankan journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1903)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Keith Arbuthnott, 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, Indian-Scottish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire (b. 1897)

Deaths54 years ago

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

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Antonio Barrette, Canadian politician, 18th Premier of Quebec (b. 1899)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Jess Willard, American boxer and actor (b. 1881)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Karl Theodor Bleek, German lawyer and politician, 12th Mayor of Marburg (b. 1898)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Paul Lévy, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1886)

Deaths49 years ago

1974 - Anatole Litvak, Russian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)

Deaths46 years ago
Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Chill Wills, American actor (b. 1903)

Deaths42 years ago

1984 - Jan Peerce, American tenor and actor (b. 1904)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritian physician and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Mauritius (b. 1900)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Serge Lifar, Russian-French ballet dancer and choreographer

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - Edward Underdown, English actor and jockey (b. 1908)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Vasily Zaytsev, Russian captain (b. 1915)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - William Dale Phillips, American chemist and engineer (b. 1925)

Deaths27 years ago

2000 - Haris Brkić, Bosnian-Serbian basketball player (b. 1974)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Vincent Apap, Maltese sculptor (b. 1909)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - George Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1947)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Vassal Gadoengin, Nauruan educator and politician, Speaker of the Nauru Parliament (b. 1943)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Heinrich Gross, Austrian physician and psychiatrist (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - William Proxmire, American soldier, journalist, and politician (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Darrell Russell, American football player (b. 1976)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Clay Regazzoni, Swiss race car driver (b. 1939)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Mary Stolz, American journalist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Julia Carson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - León Febres Cordero, Ecuadorian engineer and politician, 46th President of Ecuador (b. 1931)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Eliza Atkins Gleason, African American librarian (b. 1909)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Oral Roberts, American evangelist, founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association (b. 1918)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Blake Edwards, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Bob Feller, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1918)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Eugene Victor Wolfenstein, American psychoanalyst and theorist (b. 1940)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Bob Brookmeyer, American trombone player and composer (b. 1929)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Christopher Hitchens, English-American essayist, literary critic, and journalist (b. 1949)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Owoye Andrew Azazi, Nigerian general (b. 1952)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, Nigerian politician, 18th Governor of Kaduna State (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Olga Zubarry, Argentinian actress (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Harold Camping, American evangelist, author, radio host (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dyron Nix, American basketball player (b. 1967)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Donald Metcalf, Australian physiologist and immunologist (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Fausto Zapata, Mexican journalist, lawyer, and politician, Governor of San Luis Potosí (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Harry Zvi Tabor, English-Israeli physicist and engineer (b. 1917)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Craig Sager, American sports journalist (b. 1951)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Heinz Wolff, scientist and TV presenter (b. 1928)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Calestous Juma, academic (b. 1953)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Eryue He, Chinese historical fiction writer (b.1945)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Girma Wolde-Giorgis, President of Ethiopia (b. 1924)

Deaths2 years ago

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