Holidays and observances

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

Events

1271 - Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan dynasty of Mongolia and China.

Events749 years ago
Events521 years ago

1622 - Portuguese forces score a military victory over the Kingdom of Kongo at the Battle of Mbumbi in present-day Angola.

Events398 years ago

1655 - The Whitehall Conference ends with the determination that there was no law preventing Jews from re-entering England after the Edict of Expulsion of 1290.

Events365 years ago

1777 - The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the American rebels over British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga in October.

Events243 years ago

1787 - New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

Events233 years ago

1793 - Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French Royalists to Lord Samuel Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.

Events227 years ago

1833 - The national anthem of the Russian Empire, "God Save the Tsar!", is first performed.

Events187 years ago

1865 - US Secretary of State William Seward proclaims the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment, prohibiting slavery throughout the USA.

Events155 years ago

1878 - The Al-Thani family become the rulers of the state of Qatar.

Events142 years ago

1892 - Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Events128 years ago

1898 - Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the first officially recognized land speed record of 39.245 mph (63.159 km/h) in a Jeantaud electric car.

Events122 years ago

1900 - The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook, Victoria Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic.

Events120 years ago

1916 - World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when German forces under Chief of staff Erich von Falkenhayn are defeated by the French, and suffer 337,000 casualties.

Events104 years ago

1917 - The resolution containing the language of the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition is passed by the United States Congress.

Events103 years ago

1932 - The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans in the first NFL playoff game to win the NFL Championship.

Events88 years ago

1935 - The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.

Events85 years ago

1939 - World War II: The Battle of the Heligoland Bight, the first major air battle of the war, takes place.

Events81 years ago

1944 - World War II: Seventy-seven B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bomb Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base.

Events76 years ago

1958 - Project SCORE, the world's first communications satellite, is launched.

Events62 years ago

1966 - Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by astronomer Richard Walker.

Events54 years ago

1972 - Vietnam War: President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th.

Events48 years ago
Events47 years ago

1977 - United Airlines Flight 2860 crashes near Kaysville, Utah, killing all three crew members on board.

Events43 years ago

1981 - First flight of the Russian heavy strategic bomber Tu-160, the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft and largest variable-sweep wing aircraft built.

Events39 years ago

1999 - NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.

Events21 years ago

2002 - California gubernatorial recall: Then Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.

Events18 years ago

2005 - The Chadian Civil War begins when rebel groups, allegedly backed by neighbouring Sudan, launch an attack in Adré.

Events15 years ago

2006 - The first of a series of floods strikes Malaysia. The death toll of all flooding is at least 118, with over 400,000 people displaced.

Events14 years ago
Events14 years ago

2015 - Kellingley Colliery, the last deep coal mine in Great Britain, closes.

Events5 years ago

2017 - Amtrak Cascades passenger train 501, derailed near DuPont, Washington, a city in United States near Olympia, Washington killing six people, and injuring 70 others.

Events3 years ago

2018 - List of bolides: A meteor exploded over the Bering Sea with a force over 10 times greater than the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.

Events2 years ago

2019 - The United States President Donald Trump is impeached by the United States House of Representatives, becoming the third president of the United States to be impeached.

Events1 years ago

Births

1406 - Richard Olivier de Longueil, French Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal (d. 1470)

Births614 years ago

1499 - Sebald Heyden, German musicologist and theologian (d. 1561)

Births521 years ago

1481 - Sophie of Mecklenburg, Duchess of Mecklenburg, Duchess of Saxony (d. 1503)

Births539 years ago

1505 - Philipp von Hutten, German explorer (d. 1546)

Births515 years ago

1507 - Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyō (d. 1551)

Births513 years ago

1552 - Ahmad Ibn al-Qadi, Moroccan writer, judge and mathematician (d. 1616)

Births468 years ago
Births430 years ago

1602 - Simonds d'Ewes, English historian and politician (d. 1650)

Births418 years ago

1610 - Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist and historian (d. 1688)

Births410 years ago

1620 - Heinrich Roth, German missionary and scholar (d. 1668)

Births400 years ago
Births394 years ago
Births360 years ago

1661 - Christopher Polhem, Swedish physicist and inventor (d. 1751)

Births359 years ago

1662 - James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish colonel and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (d. 1711)

Births358 years ago

1707 - Charles Wesley, English missionary and composer (d. 1788)

Births313 years ago

1725 - Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and theologian (d. 1791)

Births295 years ago

1734 - Jean-Baptiste Rey, French conductor and composer (d. 1810)

Births286 years ago

1800 - James Watney, English brewer and businessman (d. 1884)

Births220 years ago

1824 - John Hall, English-New Zealand politician, 12th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1907)

Births196 years ago

1825 - Charles Griffin, American general (d. 1876)

Births195 years ago

1825 - John S. Harris, American surveyor and politician (d. 1906)

Births195 years ago

1835 - Lyman Abbott, American minister, theologian, and author (d. 1922)

Births185 years ago

1847 - Augusta Holmès, French pianist and composer (d. 1903)

Births173 years ago

1849 - Henrietta Edwards, Canadian activist and author (d. 1931)

Births171 years ago

1851 - Graciano López Jaena, Filipino journalist (d. 1896)

Births169 years ago

1856 - J. J. Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

Births164 years ago

1860 - Edward MacDowell, American pianist and composer (d. 1908)

Births160 years ago

1861 - Lionel Monckton, English composer and critic (d. 1924)

Births159 years ago
Births157 years ago

1867 - Foxhall P. Keene, American polo player and horse breeder (d. 1941)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Edward Willis Redfield, American painter and educator (d. 1965)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Saki, British short story writer (d. 1916)

Births150 years ago

1873 - Francis Burton Harrison, American general and politician, 6th Governor-General of the Philippines (d. 1957)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Matt McGrath, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1941)

Births145 years ago

1878 - Joseph Stalin, Georgian-Russian marshal and politician, 4th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Paul Klee, Swiss-German painter and educator (d. 1940)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Richard Maury, American-Argentinian engineer, designed the Salta–Antofagasta railway (d. 1950)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Emil Starkenstein, Czech pharmacologist, co-founded clinical pharmacology (d. 1942)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Ty Cobb, American baseball player and manager (d. 1961)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Bhikhari Thakur, Indian actor, singer, and playwright (d. 1971)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Gladys Cooper, English actress and singer (d. 1971)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Robert Moses, American urban planner (d. 1981)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Edwin Howard Armstrong, American engineer, invented FM radio (d. 1954)

Births130 years ago

1896 - Gerald Barry, English colonel and cricketer (d. 1977)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Fletcher Henderson, American pianist and composer (d. 1952)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Peter Wessel Zapffe, Norwegian philosopher and author (d. 1990)

Births121 years ago

1904 - George Stevens, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1975)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Bill Holland, American race car driver (d. 1984)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Lawrence Lucie, American guitarist and educator (d. 2009)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Celia Johnson, English actress (d. 1982)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Paul Siple, American geographer and explorer (d. 1969)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Abe Burrows, American author, playwright, and director (d. 1985)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby player, cricketer, and umpire (d. 2010)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Jules Dassin, American-Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American general and pilot (d. 2002)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Alfred Bester, American author and screenwriter (d. 1987)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Willy Brandt, German politician, 4th Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Ray Meyer, American basketball player and coach (d. 2006)

Births107 years ago

1916 - Douglas Fraser, Scottish-American trade union leader and academic (d. 2008)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Betty Grable, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1973)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Ossie Davis, American actor and activist (d. 2005)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Robert Leckie, American soldier and author (d. 2001)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Jack Brooks, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Esther Lederberg, American microbiologist (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Edwin Bramall, Baron Bramall, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Greater London (d. 2019)

Births97 years ago

1927 - Ramsey Clark, American lawyer and politician, 66th United States Attorney General

Births93 years ago

1927 - Roméo LeBlanc, Canadian journalist and politician, 25th Governor General of Canada (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Indian-English caliph and author (d. 2003)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Harold Land, American tenor saxophonist (d. 2001)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Gino Cimoli, American baseball player (d. 2011)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Józef Glemp, Polish cardinal (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Moose Skowron, American baseball player (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Allen Klein, American businessman and music publisher (d. 2009)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Alison Plowden, English historian and author (d. 2007)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Bill Thompson, American television host (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Norm Provan, Australian rugby league player, coach, and businessman

Births88 years ago

1932 - Roger Smith, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Lonnie Brooks, American blues singer and guitarist (d. 2017)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Marc Rich, Belgian-American businessman, founded Glencore (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Boris Volynov, Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut

Births86 years ago

1935 - Rosemary Leach, English actress (d. 2017)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Jacques Pépin, French-American chef and author

Births85 years ago

1936 - Malcolm Kirk, English rugby player and wrestler (d. 1987)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Nancy Ryles, American politician (d. 1990)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Chas Chandler, English bass player and producer (d. 1996)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Joel Hirschhorn, American songwriter and composer (d. 2005)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Michael Moorcock, English author and songwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Harold E. Varmus, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births81 years ago

1940 - Ilario Castagner, Italian football manager

Births80 years ago

1940 - John Cooper, English sprinter and hurdler (d. 1974)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Sam Andrew, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpet player and composer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Joan Wallach Scott, American historian, author, and academic

Births79 years ago

1942 - Lenore Blum, American mathematician and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Bobby Keyes, Australian rugby league player

Births78 years ago

1943 - Bobby Keys, American saxophone player (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Keith Richards, English singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Alan Rudolph, American director and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1944 - Crispian Steele-Perkins, English trumpet player and educator

Births76 years ago

1945 - Jean Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births75 years ago

1946 - Steve Biko, South African activist, founded the Black Consciousness Movement (d. 1977)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Steven Spielberg, American director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded DreamWorks

Births74 years ago

1947 - Leonid Yuzefovich, Russian author and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Bill Nelson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mimmo Paladino, Italian sculptor and painter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Laurent Voulzy, French-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1949 - David A. Johnston, American volcanologist and geologist (d. 1980)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Gillian Armstrong, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Randy Castillo, American drummer and songwriter (d. 2002)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lankan general and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Lizmark, Mexican wrestler (d. 2015)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Leonard Maltin, American historian, author, and critic

Births70 years ago

1952 - John Leventhal, American songwriter and producer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Elliot Easton, American guitarist and singer

Births67 years ago

1954 - John Booth, English race car driver

Births66 years ago

1954 - Ray Liotta, American actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Willi Wülbeck, German runner

Births66 years ago

1955 - Vijay Mallya, Indian businessman and politician

Births65 years ago

1955 - Bogusław Mamiński, Polish runner

Births65 years ago

1957 - Jonathan Cainer, English astrologer and author (d. 2016)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Geordie Walker, English guitarist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Julia Wolfe, American composer and educator

Births62 years ago

1960 - Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist and academic

Births60 years ago

1960 - Naoko Yamano, Japanese singer, guitarist and composer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Leila Steinberg, American singer, producer, author, and poet

Births59 years ago

1961 - Daniel S. Loeb, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Third Point Management

Births59 years ago

1961 - Lalchand Rajput, former Indian cricketer

Births59 years ago

1963 - Greg D'Angelo, American drummer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Karl Dorrell, American football player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundian soldier and politician, President of Burundi

Births57 years ago

1963 - Charles Oakley, American basketball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Brad Pitt, American actor and producer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Stone Cold Steve Austin, American wrestler and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Don Beebe, American football player and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Shawn Christian, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Manuel Peña Escontrela, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian footballer and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1967 - Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch journalist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mille Petrozza, German singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1968 - Mario Basler, German footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Rachel Griffiths, Australian actress

Births52 years ago

1968 - Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Casper Van Dien, American actor and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Justin Edinburgh, English footballer and manager (d. 2019)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Akira Iida, Japanese race car driver

Births51 years ago

1970 - DMX, American rapper and actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Lucious Harris, American basketball player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Giannis Ploutarhos, Greek singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Rob Van Dam, American wrestler

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jonathan Yeo, English painter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Norman Brown, American singer and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Noriko Matsueda, Japanese pianist and composer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1972 - Anzhela Balakhonova, Ukrainian pole vaulter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Raymond Herrera, American drummer and songwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Fatuma Roba, Ethiopian runner

Births47 years ago

1974 - Peter Boulware, American football player and politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Knut Schreiner, Norwegian singer, guitarist, and producer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Sia Furler, Australian singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Randy Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Trish Stratus, Canadian wrestler and actress

Births45 years ago

1977 - José Acevedo, Dominican baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Claudia Gesell, German runner

Births43 years ago

1978 - Daniel Cleary, Canadian ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ali Curtis, American soccer player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Josh Dallas, American actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Katie Holmes, American actress

Births42 years ago

1980 - Christina Aguilera, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Neil Fingleton, English actor and basketball player, one of the tallest 25 men in the world (d. 2017)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Heinz Inniger, Swiss snowboarder

Births40 years ago

1980 - Benjamin Watson, American football player

Births40 years ago

1983 - Andy Fantuz, Canadian football player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Brian Boyle, American ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Paul Harrison, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Giuliano Razzoli, Italian skier

Births36 years ago

1984 - Derrick Tribbett, American bass player and singer

Births36 years ago

1986 - François Hamelin, Canadian speed skater

Births34 years ago

1986 - Usman Khawaja, Pakistani-Australian cricketer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Bill Stull, American football player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ayaka, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Miki Ando, Japanese figure skater

Births33 years ago

1987 - Yuki Furukawa, Japanese actor

Births33 years ago

1988 - Lizzie Deignan, English cyclist

Births32 years ago

1988 - Seth Doege, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Canadian heptathlete

Births32 years ago

1988 - Imad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Sierra Kay, American singer-songwriter

Births30 years ago

1991 - Marcus Butler, English internet celebrity

Births29 years ago

1992 - Bridgit Mendler, American singer, songwriter and actress

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ryan Crouser, American shot putter

Births28 years ago

1993 - Byron Buxton, American baseball player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Ana Porgras, Romanian former artistic gymnast

Births27 years ago

1993 - Thomas Lam, Finnish professional football defender

Births27 years ago

1994 - Natália Kelly, American-Austrian singer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Gerard Gumbau, Spanish professional footballer

Births26 years ago

2001 - Billie Eilish, American pop singer

Births19 years ago

Deaths

919 - Lady Wu, wife of Qian Liu (b. 858)

Deaths

1075 - Edith of Wessex (b. 1025)

Deaths945 years ago

1111 - Al-Ghazali, Persian jurist, philosopher, theologian, and mystic (b. 1058)

Deaths909 years ago

1133 - Hildebert, French poet and scholar (b. 1055)

Deaths887 years ago

1290 - Magnus III, king of Sweden (b. 1240)

Deaths730 years ago

1442 - Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)

Deaths578 years ago
Deaths525 years ago

1577 - Anna of Saxony, Princess consort of Orange (b. 1544)

Deaths443 years ago

1645 - Nur Jahan, empress consort of the Mughal Empire (b. 1577)

Deaths375 years ago

1651 - William Brabazon, 1st Earl of Meath, English lawyer and politician (b. 1580)

Deaths369 years ago

1692 - Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German scholar and politician (b. 1626)

Deaths328 years ago

1737 - Antonio Stradivari, Italian instrument maker (b. 1644)

Deaths283 years ago

1787 - Soame Jenyns, English poet and politician (b. 1704)

Deaths233 years ago

1799 - Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician and historian (b. 1725)

Deaths221 years ago

1803 - Johann Gottfried Herder, German philosopher, theologian, and poet (b. 1744)

Deaths217 years ago

1829 - Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French soldier, biologist, and academic (b. 1744)

Deaths191 years ago

1843 - Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch, Scottish-English general and politician (b. 1748)

Deaths177 years ago

1848 - Bernard Bolzano, Bohemian priest and mathematician (b. 1781)

Deaths172 years ago

1864 - José Justo Corro, Mexican politician and president, (1836-1837) (b. 1794)

Deaths156 years ago

1869 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer (b. 1829)

Deaths151 years ago

1880 - Michel Chasles, French mathematician and academic (b. 1793)

Deaths140 years ago

1892 - Richard Owen, English biologist, anatomist, and paleontologist (b. 1804)

Deaths128 years ago

1919 - John Alcock, English captain and pilot (b. 1892)

Deaths101 years ago

1922 - Sir Carl Meyer, 1st Baronet, German-English banker and businessman (b. 1851)

Deaths98 years ago

1925 - Hamo Thornycroft, English sculptor and academic (b. 1850)

Deaths95 years ago

1932 - Eduard Bernstein, German theorist and politician (b. 1850)

Deaths88 years ago

1936 - Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian meteorologist and seismologist (b. 1857)

Deaths84 years ago

1939 - Ernest Lawson, Canadian-American painter (b. 1873)

Deaths81 years ago

1961 - Leo Reisman, American violinist and bandleader (b. 1897)

Deaths59 years ago

1969 - Charles Dvorak, American pole vaulter and coach (b. 1878)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Bobby Jones, American golfer and lawyer (b. 1902)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Diana Lynn, American actress (b. 1926)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Allamah Rasheed Turabi, Indian-Pakistani religious leader and philosopher (b. 1908)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Harry Hooper, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1887)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian geneticist and biologist (b. 1900)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Michio Nishizawa, Japanese baseball player and manager (b. 1921)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Louis Untermeyer American poet, anthologist, critic (b. 1885)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Dobriša Cesarić, Croatian poet and translator (b. 1902)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Alexei Kosygin, Russian soldier and politician, 8th Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1904)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German colonel and pilot (b. 1916)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet and author (b. 1916)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Conny Plank, German keyboard player and producer (b. 1940)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Niyazi Berkes, Turkish Cypriot-English sociologist and academic (b. 1908)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Anne Revere, American actress (b. 1903)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Paul Tortelier, French cellist and composer (b. 1914)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Joseph Zubin, Lithuanian-American psychologist and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - George Abecassis, English race car driver (b. 1913)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Mark Goodson, American game show producer, created Family Feud and The Price Is Right (b. 1915)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Helm Glöckler, German race car driver (b. 1909)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Sam Wanamaker, American-English actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician and academic (b. 1916)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Lilia Skala, Austrian-American actress (b. 1896)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Brian Brockless, English organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1926)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Ross Thomas, American author (b. 1926)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Konrad Zuse, German engineer, designed the Z3 computer (b. 1910)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist and academic (b. 1904)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Irving Caesar, American composer (b. 1895)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Chris Farley, American comedian and actor (b. 1964)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Lev Dyomin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1926)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Robert Bresson, French director and screenwriter (b. 1901)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Randolph Apperson Hearst, American businessman (b. 1915)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Kirsty MacColl, British singer-songwriter (b. 1959)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Gilbert Bécaud, French singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1927)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek violinist and composer (b. 1914)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Marcel Mule, French saxophonist and educator (b. 1901)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Necip Hablemitoğlu, Turkish historian and academic (b. 1954)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Ray Hnatyshyn, Canadian lawyer and politician, 24th Governor General of Canada (b. 1934)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Wayne Owens, American lawyer and politician (b. 1937)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Lucy Grealy, Irish-American author (b. 1963)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Anthony Sampson, English journalist and author (b. 1926)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (b. 1922)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Joseph Barbera, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (b. 1911)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Ruth Bernhard, German-American photographer (b. 1905)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author and activist (b. 1923)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Hans Billian, Polish-German actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Gerald Le Dain, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1924)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - William Strauss, American author and playwright (b. 1947)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Alan Wagner, American businessman and critic (b. 1931)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (b. 1932)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Mark Felt, American FBI agent and informant (b. 1913)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player and manager (b. 1916)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Jacqueline de Romilly, French philologist, author, and scholar (b. 1913)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian economist and politician, Italian Minister of Economy and Finances (b. 1940)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - James Pickles, English judge and journalist (b. 1925)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Václav Havel, Czech poet, playwright, and politician, 1st President of the Czech Republic (b. 1936)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Frank Macchiarola, American lawyer and academic (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mustafa Ould Salek, Mauritanian colonel and politician, President of Mauritania (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jim Whalen, American football player (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Anatoliy Zayaev, Ukrainian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ken Hutcherson, American football player (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Graham Mackay, South African-English businessman (b. 1949)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Donald J. Albosta, American soldier and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gideon Ben-Yisrael, Israeli soldier and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Larry Henley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Virna Lisi, Italian actress (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mandy Rice-Davies, English model and actress (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Robert Simpson, American meteorologist and author (b. 1912)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Luc Brewaeys, Belgian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1959)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Helge Solum Larsen, Norwegian businessman and politician (b. 1969)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite (b. 1917)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Kim Jong-hyun, South Korean singer (b. 1990)

Deaths3 years ago

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