Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

Events866 years ago

1187 - Pope Clement III is elected.

Events833 years ago
Events530 years ago

1562 - The Battle of Dreux takes place during the French Wars of Religion.

Events458 years ago

1606 - The ships Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery depart England carrying settlers who founded, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.

Events414 years ago

1675 - The Great Swamp Fight, a pivotal battle in King Philip's War, gives the English settlers a bitterly won victory.

Events345 years ago

1776 - Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in The Pennsylvania Journal entitled "The American Crisis".

Events244 years ago
Events243 years ago

1796 - French Revolutionary Wars: Two British frigates under Commodore Horatio Nelson and two Spanish frigates under Commodore Don Jacobo Stuart engage in battle off the coast of Murcia.

Events224 years ago

1900 - Hopetoun Blunder: The first Governor-General of Australia John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, appoints Sir William Lyne premier of the new state of New South Wales, but he is unable to persuade other colonial politicians to join his government and is forced to resign.

Events120 years ago

1907 - Two hundred thirty-nine coal miners die in the Darr Mine Disaster in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.

Events113 years ago

1912 - William Van Schaick, captain of the steamship General Slocum which caught fire and killed over one thousand people, is pardoned by U.S. President William Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing prison.

Events108 years ago

1920 - King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander of Greece and a plebiscite.

Events100 years ago

1924 - The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.

Events96 years ago

1924 - German serial killer Fritz Haarmann is sentenced to death for a series of murders.

Events96 years ago

1927 - Three Indian revolutionaries, Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan, are executed by the British Raj for participation in the Kakori conspiracy.

Events93 years ago

1929 - The Indian National Congress promulgates the Purna Swaraj (the Declaration of the Independence of India).

Events91 years ago

1932 - BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service.

Events88 years ago

1941 - World War II: Adolf Hitler appoints himself as head of the Oberkommando des Heeres.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: Limpet mines placed by Italian divers heavily damage HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth in Alexandria harbour.

Events79 years ago

1945 - John Amery, British Fascist, is executed at the age of 33 by the British Government for treason.

Events75 years ago

1946 - Start of the First Indochina War.

Events74 years ago

1956 - Irish-born physician John Bodkin Adams is arrested in connection with the suspicious deaths of more than 160 patients. Eventually he is convicted only of minor charges.

Events64 years ago
Events59 years ago

1972 - Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.

Events48 years ago
Events46 years ago

1981 - Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.

Events39 years ago

1983 - The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Events37 years ago

1984 - The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997 is signed in Beijing, China by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher.

Events36 years ago

1986 - Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from exile in Gorky.

Events34 years ago

1995 - The United States Government restores federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Native American tribe.

Events25 years ago

1997 - SilkAir Flight 185 crashes into the Musi River, near Palembang in Indonesia, killing 104.

Events23 years ago

1998 - President Bill Clinton is impeached by the United States House of Representatives, becoming the second President of the United States to be impeached.

Events22 years ago

2000 - The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, Turkey, killing one person and injuring three.

Events20 years ago

2001 - A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl, Mongolia.

Events19 years ago
Events19 years ago
Events8 years ago

2013 - Spacecraft Gaia is launched by European Space Agency.

Events7 years ago

2016 - Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov is assassinated while at an art exhibition in Ankara. The assassin, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, is shot and killed by a Turkish guard.

Events4 years ago

2016 - A vehicular attack in Berlin, Germany, kills and injures multiple people at a Christmas market.

Events4 years ago

Births

Births677 years ago

1498 - Andreas Osiander, German Protestant theologian (d. 1552)

Births522 years ago
Births466 years ago
Births433 years ago

1683 - Philip V of Spain (d. 1746)

Births337 years ago

1699 - William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)

Births321 years ago

1714 - John Winthrop, American astronomer and educator (d. 1779)

Births306 years ago
Births242 years ago

1796 - Manuel Bretón de los Herreros, Spanish poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1873)

Births224 years ago

1797 - Antoine Louis Dugès, French obstetrician and naturalist (d. 1838)

Births223 years ago

1817 - James J. Archer, American lawyer and general (d. 1864)

Births203 years ago

1820 - Mary Livermore, American journalist and activist (d. 1905)

Births200 years ago

1825 - George Frederick Bristow, American violinist and composer (d. 1898)

Births195 years ago

1831 - Bernice Pauahi Bishop, American philanthropist (d. 1884)

Births189 years ago

1849 - Henry Clay Frick, American businessman and financier (d. 1919)

Births171 years ago

1852 - Albert Abraham Michelson, Prussian-American physicist, chemist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)

Births168 years ago

1853 - Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec (d. 1942)

Births167 years ago

1861 - Italo Svevo, Italian author and playwright (d. 1928)

Births159 years ago

1863 - Wallace Bryant, American archer (d. 1953)

Births157 years ago

1865 - Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress and playwright (d. 1932)

Births155 years ago

1873 - Alphonse Kirchhoffer, French fencer (d. 1913)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Mileva Maric, Serbian physicist (d. 1948)

Births145 years ago

1875 - Carter G. Woodson, American historian and author, founded Black History Month (d. 1950)

Births145 years ago

1875 - Grace Marie Bareis, American mathematician (d. 1962)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Bernard Friedberg, Austrian-Israeli scholar and author (d. 1961)

Births144 years ago

1884 - Antonín Zápotocký, Czech politician, President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (d. 1957)

Births136 years ago

1888 - Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (d. 1963)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Edward Bernard Raczyński, Polish politician and diplomat, 4th President-in-exile of Poland (d. 1993)

Births129 years ago

1894 - Ford Frick, American journalist and businessman (d. 1978)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Ingeborg Refling Hagen, Norwegian author and educator (d. 1989)

Births125 years ago

1899 - Martin Luther King, Sr., American pastor, missionary, and activist (d. 1984)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Rudolf Hell, German engineer, invented the Hellschreiber (d. 2002)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Oliver La Farge, American anthropologist and author (d. 1963)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Fritz Mauruschat, German footballer and manager (d. 1974)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Ralph Richardson, English actor (d. 1983)

Births118 years ago

1903 - George Davis Snell, American geneticist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Irving Kahn, American businessman (d. 2015)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Giovanni Lurani, Italian race car driver, engineer, and journalist (d. 1995)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Leonid Brezhnev, Ukrainian-Russian marshal, engineer, and politician, 4th Head of State of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Jimmy McLarnin, Irish-American boxer, actor, and golfer (d. 2004)

Births113 years ago

1909 - W. A. Criswell, American pastor and author (d. 2002)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Jean Genet, French novelist, playwright, and poet (d. 1986)

Births110 years ago

1914 - Mel Shaw, American animator and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Édith Piaf, French singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1963)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Claudia Testoni, Italian hurdler, sprinter, and long jumper (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Roy Ward Baker, English director and producer (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, German political scientist, journalist, and academic (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Professor Longhair, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1980)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Lee Rich, American producer and production manager (d. 2012)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Little Jimmy Dickens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1920 - David Susskind, American talk show host and producer (d. 1987)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Eamonn Andrews, Irish radio and television host (d. 1987)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Robert V. Bruce, American historian and author (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Gordon Jackson, Scottish-English actor and singer (d. 1990)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Carlo Chiti, Italian engineer (d. 1994)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1989)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Gary Morton, American comedian and producer (d. 1999)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Edmund Purdom, British-Italian actor (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Michel Tournier, French journalist and author (d. 2016)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Cicely Tyson, American actress

Births96 years ago

1925 - Tankred Dorst, German author and playwright (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1925 - William Schutz, American psychologist and academic (d. 2002)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Robert B. Sherman, American songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Bobby Layne, American football player and coach (d. 1986)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Fikret Otyam, Turkish painter and journalist (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - James Booth, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Eve Bunting, Irish-American author and academic

Births92 years ago

1928 - Nathan Oliveira, American painter and sculptor (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Bob Brookmeyer, American trombonist, pianist, and composer (d. 2011)

Births91 years ago
Births91 years ago

1929 - Gregory Carroll, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Howard Sackler, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1982)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Wally Olins, English businessman and academic (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Knut Helle, Norwegian historian and professor (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Salvador Elizondo, Mexican author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2006)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Lola Hendricks, African American civil rights activist (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Wayne Tippit, American actor (d. 2009)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Kevan Gosper, Australian runner and politician

Births87 years ago

1933 - Christopher Smout, Scottish historian and academic

Births87 years ago

1934 - Al Kaline, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births86 years ago

1934 - Pratibha Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, 12th President of India

Births86 years ago

1934 - Casper R. Taylor, Jr., American lawyer and politician

Births86 years ago

1935 - Bobby Timmons, American pianist and composer (d. 1974)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Joanne Weaver, American baseball player (d. 2000)

Births85 years ago

1940 - Phil Ochs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Lee Myung-bak, South Korean businessman and politician, 10th President of South Korea

Births79 years ago

1941 - Maurice White, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Cornell Dupree, American guitarist (d. 2011)

Births78 years ago

1942 - "Mean Gene" Okerlund, American sports announcer (d. 2019)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Ross M. Lence, American political scientist and academic (d. 2006)

Births77 years ago

1943 - James L. Jones, American general and politician, 22nd United States National Security Advisor

Births77 years ago

1944 - William Christie, American-French harpsichord player and conductor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Mitchell Feigenbaum, American physicist and mathematician (d. 2019)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Martin Hume Johnson, English physiologist and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Richard Leakey, Kenyan paleontologist and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Alvin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Tim Reid, American actor and director

Births76 years ago

1944 - Steve Tyrell, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Zal Yanovsky, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Elaine Joyce, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births75 years ago

1945 - John McEuen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author, and broadcaster

Births74 years ago

1946 - Robert Urich, American actor and producer (d. 2002)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Jimmy Bain, Scottish bass player and songwriter (d. 2016)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births72 years ago

1949 - Orna Berry, Israeli computer scientist and businesswoman

Births71 years ago

1949 - Claudia Kolb, American swimmer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Sebastian, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Eleanor J. Hill, American lawyer and diplomat

Births70 years ago

1951 - Mohammad Reza Aref, Iranian engineer and politician, 2nd Vice President of Iran

Births69 years ago

1951 - Alan Rouse, English mountaineer and author (d. 1986)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Walter Murphy, American pianist and composer

Births68 years ago

1954 - Jeff Allam, English race car driver

Births66 years ago

1954 - Tim Parks, English author and translator

Births66 years ago

1955 - Lincoln Hall, Australian mountaineer and author (d. 2012)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Rob Portman, American lawyer and politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Phil Harris, American captain and fisherman (d. 2010)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Tom Lawless, American baseball player and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - Shane McEntee, Irish farmer and politician, Minister of State for Food, Horticulture and Food Safety (d. 2012)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Cyril Collard, French actor, director, and composer (d. 1993)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Kevin McHale, American basketball player, coach, and manager

Births63 years ago

1958 - Steven Isserlis, English cellist and author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Limahl, English pop singer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Iván Vallejo, Ecuadorian mountaineer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Lisa Wilkinson, Australian television host and journalist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Derrick Jensen, American author and activist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Michelangelo Signorile, American journalist and author

Births60 years ago

1961 - Eric Allin Cornell, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births59 years ago

1961 - Matthew Waterhouse, English actor and author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Reggie White, American football player and wrestler (d. 2004)

Births59 years ago

1962 - Gary Fleder, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jennifer Beals, American model and actress

Births57 years ago

1963 - Til Schweiger, German actor, director, and producer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Béatrice Dalle, French actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Lorie Kane, Canadian golfer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Arvydas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player

Births56 years ago

1965 - Chito Martínez, Belizean-American baseball player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Chuckii Booker, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Rajesh Chauhan, Indian cricketer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Alberto Tomba, Italian skier

Births54 years ago

1966 - Eric Weinrich, American ice hockey player and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Criss Angel, American magician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Charles Austin, American high jumper

Births53 years ago

1968 - Kristina Keneally, American-Australian politician, 42nd Premier of New South Wales

Births52 years ago

1968 - Ken Marino, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Michael Bates, American sprinter and football player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tom Gugliotta, American basketball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Richard Hammond, English journalist and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Nayan Mongia, Indian cricketer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, Azerbaijani composer, pianist, and singer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Tyson Beckford, American model and actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Karen Pickering, English swimmer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Alyssa Milano, American actress and television personality

Births48 years ago

1973 - Michalis Grigoriou, Greek footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Erick Wainaina, Kenyan runner

Births47 years ago

1973 - Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist

Births47 years ago

1974 - Eduard Ivakdalam, Indonesian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Joe Jurevicius, American football player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Felipe Lopez, Dominican-American basketball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jake Plummer, American football player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ricky Ponting, Australian cricketer and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1975 - Makis Belevonis, Greek footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Brandon Sanderson, American author and academic

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jeremy Soule, Canadian composer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Olivier Tébily, Ivorian-French footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Dean Treister, Australian rugby league player

Births45 years ago

1977 - Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - LaTasha Jenkins, American sprinter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Irina Voronina, Russian model

Births43 years ago

1978 - Patrick Casey, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births42 years ago

1979 - Kevin Devine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rafael Soriano, Dominican baseball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor and producer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Marla Sokoloff, American actress and musician

Births40 years ago

1981 - Grégory Dufer, Belgian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Mo Williams, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Nektarios Alexandrou, Cypriot footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Casey Crescenzo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Bridget Phillipson, English politician

Births37 years ago

1983 - Laura Pomeroy, Canadian swimmer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Matt Stajan, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ian Kennedy, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Gary Cahill, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Andrea Baldini, Italian fencer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Neil Kilkenny, English-Australian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sally Kipyego, Kenyan runner

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dan Logan, English bass player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Lady Sovereign, English rapper

Births35 years ago

1986 - Calvin Andrew, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ryan Babel, Dutch footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ingrid Burley, American rapper and songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Greek footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Zuzana Hejnová, Czech hurdler

Births34 years ago

1986 - Miguel Lopes, Portuguese footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Cédric Baseya, French-Congolese footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Karim Benzema, French footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ronan Farrow, American activist, journalist, and lawyer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Peter Winn, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Yong Jun-hyung, South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper and producer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Michał Masłowski, Polish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kousei Miura, Japanese jockey

Births31 years ago

1989 - Hamza Riazuddin, English cricketer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Greg Bretz, American snowboarder

Births30 years ago

1991 - Declan Galbraith, English singer-songwriter

Births29 years ago

1991 - Sumire Uesaka, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Iker Muniain, Spanish footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Raphael Spiegel, Swiss footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Isiah Koech, Kenyan runner

Births27 years ago

1993 - Young K, South Korean singer-songwriter

Births27 years ago

1994 - M'Baye Niang, French footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Maudy Ayunda, Indonesian actress and singer-songwriter

Births26 years ago

1996 - Franck Kessié, Ivorian footballer

Births24 years ago

Deaths

966 - Sancho I, king of León

Deaths

1091 - Adelaide of Susa, margravine of Turin

Deaths929 years ago

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

Deaths909 years ago

1123 - Saint Berardo, Italian bishop and saint

Deaths897 years ago
Deaths693 years ago

1370 - Pope Urban V (b. 1310)

Deaths650 years ago
Deaths578 years ago

1385 - Bernabò Visconti, Lord of Milan (b. 1319)

Deaths635 years ago

1558 - Cornelius Grapheus, Flemish writer (b. 1482)

Deaths462 years ago

1637 - Christina of Lorraine, Grand Duchess consort of Tuscany (b. 1565)

Deaths383 years ago

1741 - Vitus Bering, Danish-Russian hydrographer and explorer (b. 1681)

Deaths279 years ago

1745 - Jean-Baptiste van Loo, French painter (b. 1684)

Deaths275 years ago

1749 - Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer (b. 1672)

Deaths271 years ago

1807 - Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, German-French author and playwright (b. 1723)

Deaths213 years ago

1813 - James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded McGill University (b. 1744)

Deaths207 years ago

1819 - Thomas Fremantle, English admiral and politician (b. 1765)

Deaths201 years ago

1848 - Emily Brontë, English novelist and poet (b. 1818)

Deaths172 years ago

1851 - Joseph Mallord William Turner, English painter (b. 1775)

Deaths169 years ago

1878 - Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)

Deaths142 years ago

1899 - Henry Ware Lawton, American general (b. 1843)

Deaths121 years ago

1915 - Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist (b. 1864)

Deaths105 years ago

1916 - Thibaw Min, Burmese king (b. 1859)

Deaths104 years ago

1927 - Ashfaqulla Khan, Indian activist (b. 1900)

Deaths93 years ago

1927 - Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian poet and activist (b. 1897)

Deaths93 years ago

1932 - Yun Bong-gil, South Korean activist (b. 1908)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - George Jackson Churchward, English engineer and businessman (b. 1857)

Deaths87 years ago

1938 - Stephen Warfield Gambrill, American lawyer and politician (b. 1873)

Deaths82 years ago

1944 - Abbas II of Egypt (b. 1874)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Rudolph Karstadt, German businessman (b. 1856)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Paul Langevin, French physicist and academic (b. 1872)

Deaths74 years ago

1953 - Robert Andrews Millikan, American physicist and eugenicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)

Deaths67 years ago

1968 - Norman Thomas, American minister and politician (b. 1884)

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - Ahmet Emin Yalman, Turkish journalist, author, and academic (b. 1888)

Deaths48 years ago

1976 - Giuseppe Caselli, Italian painter (b. 1893)

Deaths44 years ago

1982 - Dwight Macdonald, American philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1906)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - V. C. Andrews, American author (b. 1923)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Werner Dankwort, Russian-German colonel and diplomat (b. 1895)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - August Mälk, Estonian author, playwright, and politician (b. 1900)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Robert Bernstein, American author and playwright (b. 1919)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Stella Gibbons, English journalist, author, and poet (b. 1902)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Kirill Mazurov, Belarusian Soviet politician (b. 1914)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Joe Cole, American roadie and author (b. 1961)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Michael Clarke, American drummer (b. 1946)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Marcello Mastroianni, Italian-French actor and singer (b. 1924)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Sara Northrup Hollister, American occultist (b. 1924)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Masaru Ibuka, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (b. 1908)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Jimmy Rogers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1924)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Mel Fisher, American treasure hunter (b. 1922)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh soldier and actor (b. 1914)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Rob Buck, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1958)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Milt Hinton, American bassist and photographer (b. 1910)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - John Lindsay, American lawyer and politician, 103rd Mayor of New York City (b. 1921)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Will Hoy, English race car driver (b. 1952)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Arthur Rowley, English footballer and manager (b. 1926)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - George Weller, American author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1907)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Peter Carter-Ruck, English lawyer, founded Carter-Ruck (b. 1914)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Hope Lange, American actress (b. 1933)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Herbert C. Brown, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano and actress (b. 1922)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Vincent Gigante, American mobster (b. 1927)

Deaths15 years ago

2008 - James Bevel, American minister and activist (b. 1936)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Carol Chomsky, American linguist and educator (b. 1930)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Michael Connell, American political consultant (b. 1963)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Dock Ellis, American baseball player and coach (b. 1945)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Kim Peek, American megasavant (b. 1951)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Anthony Howard, English journalist and author (b. 1934)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Robert Bork, American lawyer, judge, and scholar, United States Attorney General (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli general and politician, 22nd Transportation Minister of Israel (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Larry Morris, American football player (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Peter Struck, German lawyer and politician, 13th German Federal Minister of Defence (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Winton Dean, English musicologist and author (b. 1916)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ned Vizzini, American author and screenwriter (b. 1981)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - S. Balasubramanian, Indian journalist and director (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Philip Bradbourn, English lawyer and politician (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Arthur Gardner, American actor and producer (b. 1910)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Igor Rodionov, Russian general and politician, 3rd Russian Minister of Defence (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dick Thornton, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Roberta Leigh (Rita Shulman Lewin), British writer, artist and TV producer (b. 1926).

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jimmy Hill, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Greville Janner, Baron Janner of Braunstone, Welsh-English lawyer and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Karin Söder, Swedish educator and politician, 33rd Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Andrei Karlov, Russian diplomat, Ambassador to Turkey (b. 1954)

Deaths4 years ago

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