Holidays and observances

Abolition of Slavery Day, also known as Fête des Cafres (Réunion, French Guiana)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest date for Winter solstice's eve (Northern Hemisphere), and its related observances:Yaldā (Iran)

Holidays and observances


AD 69 - Priscus enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor for Nero's former general Vespasian.


1192 - Richard I of England is captured and imprisoned by Leopold V of Austria on his way home to England after the Third Crusade.

Events828 years ago

1334 - Cistercian Jacques Fournier is elected Pope Benedict XII.

Events686 years ago

1606 - The Virginia Company loads three ships with settlers and sets sail to establish Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.

Events414 years ago

1803 - The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans.

Events217 years ago
Events212 years ago

1808 - The original Garden Theatre in London is destroyed by a fire, along with most of the scenery, costumes and scripts.

Events212 years ago

1832 - HMS Clio under the command of Captain Onslow arrives at Port Egmont under orders to take possession of the Falkland Islands

Events188 years ago

1860 - South Carolina becomes the first state to attempt to secede from the United States.

Events160 years ago

1915 - World War I: The last Australian troops are evacuated from Gallipoli.

Events105 years ago

1917 - Cheka, the first Soviet secret police force, is founded.

Events103 years ago

1924 - Adolf Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison.

Events96 years ago

1941 - World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Japanese air forces bomb Calcutta, India.

Events78 years ago

1946 - The popular Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life is first released in New York City.

Events74 years ago

1948 - Indonesian National Revolution: The Dutch military captures Yogyakarta, the temporary capital of the newly-formed Republic of Indonesia.

Events72 years ago

1951 - The EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho becomes the first nuclear power plant to generate electricity. The electricity powered four light bulbs.

Events69 years ago
Events68 years ago

1955 - Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.

Events65 years ago

1957 - The initial production version of the Boeing 707 makes its first flight.

Events63 years ago

1967 - A Pennsylvania Railroad Budd Metroliner exceeds 155 mph on their New York Division, also present day Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.

Events53 years ago

1968 - The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in Vallejo, California.

Events52 years ago

1971 - The international aid organization Doctors Without Borders is founded by Bernard Kouchner and a group of journalists in Paris, France.

Events49 years ago

1973 - The Prime Minister of Spain, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.

Events47 years ago

1984 - The Summit Tunnel fire, one of the largest transportation tunnel fires in history, burns after a freight train carrying over one million liters of gasoline derails near the town of Todmorden, England, in the Pennines.

Events36 years ago

1985 - Pope John Paul II announces the institution of World Youth Day.

Events35 years ago

1987 - In the worst peacetime sea disaster, the passenger ferry Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker 'MT Vector in the Tablas Strait of the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).

Events33 years ago

1991 - A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.

Events29 years ago

1995 - NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.

Events25 years ago

1995 - American Airlines Flight 965, a Boeing 757, crashes into a mountain 50 km north of Cali, Colombia killing 159.

Events25 years ago
Events21 years ago

2004 - A gang of thieves steal £26.5 million worth of currency from the Donegall Square West headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, one of the largest bank robberies in British history.

Events16 years ago

2007 - Elizabeth II becomes the oldest monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, seven months and 29 days.

Events13 years ago

2007 - The Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, and O Lavrador de Café by Brazilian modernist painter Cândido Portinari, are stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art.

Events13 years ago

2019 - The United States Space Force becomes the first new branch of the United States Armed Forces since 1947.

Events1 years ago


1494 - Oronce Finé, French mathematician and cartographer (d. 1555)

Births526 years ago

1496 - Joseph ha-Kohen, historian and physician (d. 1575)

Births524 years ago

1537 - John III, king of Sweden (d. 1592)

Births483 years ago

1576 - John Sarkander, Moravian priest and saint (d. 1620)

Births444 years ago

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

Births394 years ago

1629 - Pieter de Hooch, Dutch painter (d. 1684)

Births391 years ago

1641 - Urban Hjärne, Swedish chemist, geologist, and physician (d. 1724)

Births379 years ago

1740 - Arthur Lee, American physician and diplomat (d. 1792)

Births280 years ago

1786 - Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (d. 1853)

Births234 years ago

1792 - Nicolas Toussaint Charlet, French painter and educator (d. 1845)

Births228 years ago

1806 - Martín Carrera, Mexican general and president (1855) (d. 1871)

Births214 years ago

1812 - Laura M. Hawley Thurston, American poet and educator (d. 1842)

Births208 years ago

1838 - Edwin Abbott Abbott, English theologian, author, and educator (d. 1926)

Births182 years ago

1841 - Ferdinand Buisson, French academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)

Births179 years ago

1861 - Ferdinand Bonn, German actor (d. 1933)

Births159 years ago

1861 - Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (d. 1926)

Births159 years ago

1865 - Elsie de Wolfe, American actress and interior decorator (d. 1950)

Births155 years ago

1868 - Harvey Samuel Firestone, American businessman, founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (d. 1938)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Charley Grapewin, American actor (d. 1956)

Births151 years ago

1871 - Henry Kimball Hadley, American composer and conductor (d. 1937)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian, author, and academic (d. 1948)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Turkish poet, academic, and politician (d. 1936)

Births147 years ago

1881 - Branch Rickey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1965)

Births139 years ago

1886 - Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, American tennis player and businessman (d. 1974)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Yitzhak Baer, German-Israeli historian and academic (d. 1980)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Fred Merkle, American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Yvonne Arnaud, French pianist, actress and singer (d. 1958)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Erik Almlöf, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1971)

Births129 years ago

1894 - Robert Menzies, Australian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1978)

Births126 years ago

1898 - Konstantinos Dovas, Greek general and politician, 156th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1973)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Irene Dunne, American actress and singer (d. 1990)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Welsh preacher and physician (d. 1981)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Lissy Arna, German film actress (d. 1964)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Robert J. Van de Graaff, American physicist and academic, invented the Van de Graaff generator (d. 1967)

Births119 years ago
Births118 years ago

1902 - Sidney Hook, American philosopher and author (d. 1989)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Spud Davis, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1984)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian author (d. 1977)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1992)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Paul Francis Webster, American soldier and songwriter (d. 1984)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Dennis Morgan, American actor and singer (d. 1994)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Vakkom Majeed, Indian journalist and politician (d. 2000)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Hortense Calisher, American author (d. 2009)

Births109 years ago

1914 - Harry F. Byrd Jr., American lieutenant, publisher, and politician (d. 2013)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Aziz Nesin, Turkish author and poet (d. 1995)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Michel Chartrand, Canadian trade union leader and activist (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1917 - David Bohm, American-English physicist, neuropsychologist, and philosopher (d. 1992)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Cahit Külebi, Turkish poet and author (d. 1997)

Births103 years ago

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

Births103 years ago

1918 - Jean Marchand, Canadian trade union leader and politician, 43rd Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1988)

Births102 years ago

1922 - George Roy Hill, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Beverly Pepper, American sculptor and painter

Births98 years ago

1924 - Charlie Callas, American actor and comedian (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Judy LaMarsh, Canadian soldier, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1980)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Geoffrey Howe, Welsh lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of Economics (d. 2009)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Michael Beaumont, 22nd Seigneur of Sark, English engineer and politician (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Jim Simpson, American sportscaster (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Kim Young-sam, South Korean soldier and politician, 7th President of South Korea (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1931 - Mala Powers, American actress (d. 2007)

Births89 years ago

1932 - John Hillerman, American actor (d. 2017)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Jean Carnahan, American author and politician

Births87 years ago

1933 - Olavi Salonen, Finnish runner

Births87 years ago

1933 - Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist

Births87 years ago

1935 - Khalid Ibadulla, Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster

Births85 years ago

1939 - Kathryn Joosten, American actress (d. 2012)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Kim Weston, American soul singer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Pat Chapman, English chef and author, founded The Curry Club

Births80 years ago

1942 - Rana Bhagwandas, Pakistani lawyer and judge, Chief Justice of Pakistan (d. 2015)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Bob Hayes, American sprinter and football player (d. 2002)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Michael P. Johnson, American sociologist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jean-Claude Trichet, French banker and economist

Births78 years ago

1944 - Bobby Colomby, American drummer and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ray Martin, Australian television host and journalist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Peter Criss, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Sivakant Tiwari, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and author (d. 2010)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Uri Geller, Israeli-English magician and psychic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Lloyd Mumphord, American football player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Sonny Perdue, American captain and politician, 81st Governor of Georgia

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dick Wolf, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1947 - Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer-songwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Alan Parsons, English keyboard player and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Carol Smart, English sociologist and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mitsuko Uchida, Japanese-British pianist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Soumaïla Cissé, Malian engineer and politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Arturo Márquez, Mexican-American composer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Nuala O'Loan, Baroness O'Loan, Northern Irish academic and police ombudsman

Births69 years ago

1951 - Marta Russell, American author and activist (d. 2013)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Jenny Agutter, English actress

Births68 years ago

1954 - Michael Badalucco, American actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Sandra Cisneros, American author and poet

Births66 years ago

1955 - David Breashears, American mountaineer, director, and producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Binali Yıldırım, Turkish lawyer and politician, Turkish Minister of Transport

Births65 years ago

1955 - Martin Schulz, German politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Mauritanian general and politician, President of Mauritania

Births64 years ago

1956 - Guy Babylon, American keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2009)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Blanche Baker, American actress and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Junji Hirata, Japanese wrestler

Births64 years ago

1956 - Andrew Mackenzie, Scottish geologist and businessman

Births64 years ago

1956 - Anita Ward, American disco/R&B singer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Billy Bragg, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Anna Vissi, Cypriot singer-songwriter and actress

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mike Watt, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births63 years ago

1958 - Doug Nordquist, American high jumper

Births62 years ago

1958 - James Thomson, American biologist and academic

Births62 years ago

1959 - George Coupland, Scottish scientist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Hildegard Körner, German runner

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jackie Fox, American bass player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Polish physicist and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Poland

Births61 years ago

1959 - Trent Tucker, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1960 - Nalo Hopkinson, Jamaican-Canadian author and educator

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kim Ki-duk, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1961 - Mohammad Fouad, Egyptian singer-songwriter and actor

Births59 years ago

1961 - Mike Keneally, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Freddie Spencer, American motorcycle racer

Births59 years ago

1964 - Mark Coleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler

Births56 years ago

1965 - Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor and director

Births55 years ago

1965 - Rich Gannon, American football player and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1966 - Matt Neal, English racing driver

Births54 years ago

1966 - Veronica Pershina, Russian-American figure skater and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Chris Robinson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births54 years ago

1968 - Joe Cornish, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Karl Wendlinger, Austrian racing driver

Births52 years ago

1969 - Alain de Botton, Swiss-English philosopher and author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Zahra Ouaziz, Moroccan runner

Births51 years ago

1969 - Bobby Phills, American basketball player (d. 2000)

Births51 years ago

1970 - Grant Flower, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Alister McRae, Scottish racing driver

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jörg Schmidt, German footballer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Roger J. Beaujard, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Anders Odden, Norwegian guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Anja Rücker, German sprinter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Gen Urobuchi, Japanese writer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Maarja Kangro, Estonian author and poet

Births47 years ago

1973 - David Nedohin, Canadian curler and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 - Cory Stillman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Die, Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Paul Linger, English footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jacqui Oatley, British sports presenter

Births46 years ago

1975 - Bartosz Bosacki, Polish footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Nenad Vučković, Croatian footballer

Births44 years ago

1978 - Andrei Markov, Russian-Canadian ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Geremi Njitap, Cameroon footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Bouabdellah Tahri, French runner

Births42 years ago

1978 - Yoon Kye-sang, South Korean singer

Births42 years ago

1979 - David DeJesus, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ramón Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American actor and dancer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Israel Castro, Mexican footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ashley Cole, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Anthony da Silva, French-Portuguese footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Martín Demichelis, Argentinian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Fitz Hall, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Royal Ivey, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Darya Pchelnik, Belarusian hammer thrower

Births39 years ago

1981 - James Shields, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Mohammad Asif, Pakistani cricketer

Births38 years ago

1982 - David Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kasper Klausen, Danish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - David Wright, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Jonah Hill, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Darren Sammy, Saint Lucian cricketer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Nikolaos Karabelas, Greek footballer

Births36 years ago

1990 - JoJo, American singer and actress

Births30 years ago

1991 - Jillian Rose Reed, American actress

Births29 years ago

1991 - Fabian Schär, Swiss footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Ksenia Makarova, Russian-American figure skater

Births28 years ago

1993 - Robeisy Ramírez, Cuban boxer

Births27 years ago

1997 - Suzuka Nakamoto, Japanese singer

Births23 years ago


217 - Zephyrinus, pope of the Catholic Church


910 - Alfonso III, king of Asturias


977 - Fujiwara no Kanemichi, Japanese statesman (b. 925)


1295 - Margaret of Provence, French queen (b. 1221)

Deaths725 years ago

1326 - Peter of Moscow, Russian metropolitan bishop

Deaths694 years ago

1340 - John I, duke of Bavaria (b. 1329)

Deaths680 years ago

1355 - Stefan Dušan, emperor of Serbia (b. 1308)

Deaths665 years ago

1539 - Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer (b. 1506)

Deaths481 years ago

1552 - Katharina von Bora, wife of Martin Luther (b. 1499)

Deaths468 years ago

1590 - Ambroise Paré, French physician and surgeon (b. 1510)

Deaths430 years ago

1658 - Jean Jannon, French designer and typefounder (b. 1580)

Deaths362 years ago

1722 - Kangxi, emperor of the Qing Dynasty (b. 1654)

Deaths298 years ago

1723 - Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician and botanist (b. 1652)

Deaths297 years ago

1740 - Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, English field marshal and politician, Governor of Portsmouth (b. 1675)

Deaths280 years ago

1765 - Louis, dauphin of France (b. 1729)

Deaths255 years ago

1768 - Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni, Italian poet and academic (b. 1692)

Deaths252 years ago

1783 - Antonio Soler, Spanish priest and composer (b. 1729)

Deaths237 years ago

1812 - Sacagawea, American explorer (b. 1788)

Deaths208 years ago

1820 - John Bell, American farmer (b. 1750)

Deaths200 years ago

1856 - Francesco Bentivegna, Italian activist (b. 1820)

Deaths164 years ago

1862 - Robert Knox, Scottish surgeon and zoologist (b. 1791)

Deaths158 years ago

1880 - Gaspar Tochman, Polish-American colonel and lawyer (b. 1797)

Deaths140 years ago

1893 - George C. Magoun, American businessman (b. 1840)

Deaths127 years ago

1915 - Upendrakishore Ray, Indian painter and composer (b. 1863)

Deaths105 years ago

1916 - Arthur Morgan, Australian politician, 16th Premier of Queensland (b. 1856)

Deaths104 years ago

1917 - Lucien Petit-Breton, French-Argentinian cyclist (b. 1882)

Deaths103 years ago

1919 - Philip Fysh, English-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1835)

Deaths101 years ago

1920 - Linton Hope, English sailor and architect (b. 1863)

Deaths100 years ago

1921 - Julius Richard Petri, German microbiologist (b. 1852)

Deaths99 years ago

1927 - Frederick Semple, American golfer and tennis player (b. 1872)

Deaths93 years ago

1929 - Émile Loubet, French lawyer and politician, 8th President of France (b. 1838)

Deaths91 years ago

1935 - Martin O'Meara, Irish-Australian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1882)

Deaths85 years ago

1937 - Erich Ludendorff, German general (b. 1865)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Annie Armstrong, American missionary (b. 1850)

Deaths82 years ago

1938 - Matilda Howell, American archer (b. 1859)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Hans Langsdorff, German captain (b. 1894)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Igor Severyanin, Russian-Estonian poet and author (b. 1887)

Deaths79 years ago

1950 - Enrico Mizzi, Maltese lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1885)

Deaths70 years ago

1954 - James Hilton, English-American author and screenwriter (b. 1900)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Ramón Carrillo, Argentinian neurologist and physician (b. 1906)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Juhan Simm, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1885)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - Moss Hart, American director and playwright (b. 1904)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Earle Page, Australian soldier and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1880)

Deaths59 years ago

1968 - John Steinbeck, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Roy O. Disney, American banker and businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (b. 1893)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Adolfo Orsi, Italian businessman (b. 1888)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Luis Carrero Blanco, Spanish admiral and politician, 69th President of the Government of Spain (b. 1904; assassinated)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Bobby Darin, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1936)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - R. A. Bevan, English advertiser (b. 1901)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Rajani Palme Dutt, English journalist and politician (b. 1896)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - André Jolivet, French guitarist and composer (b. 1905)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Richard J. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 48th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1902)

Deaths44 years ago

1981 - Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist and composer (b. 1887)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Stanley Milgram, American psychologist and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Joe DeSa, American baseball player (b. 1959)

Deaths34 years ago

1991 - Simone Beck, French chef and author (b. 1904)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Sam Rabin, English wrestler, singer, and sculptor (b. 1903)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - W. Edwards Deming, American statistician, author, and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Nazife Güran, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1921)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Dean Rusk, American lawyer, and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (b. 1909)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Madge Sinclair, Jamaican-American actress (b. 1938)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist (b. 1934)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Denise Levertov, English-American poet and translator (b. 1923)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Dick Spooner, English cricketer (b. 1919)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Dawn Steel, American film producer (b. 1946)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, English physiologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Riccardo Freda, Egyptian-Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1909)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Hank Snow, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician, 1st President of Senegal (b. 1906)

Deaths19 years ago

2005 - Raoul Bott, Hungarian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Anne Rogers Clark, American dog breeder and trainer (b. 1929)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Adrian Mitchell, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Robert Mulligan, American director and producer (b. 1925)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Igor Troubetzkoy, Russian aristocrat and racing driver (b. 1912)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Brittany Murphy, American actress (b. 1977)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Arnold Stang, American actor (b. 1918)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - James Robert Mann, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1920)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - K. P. Ratnam, Sri Lankan academic and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Barry Reckord, Jamaican playwright and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Stan Charlton, English footballer and manager (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Robert Juniper, Australian painter and sculptor (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Victor Merzhanov, Russian pianist and educator (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Pyotr Bolotnikov, Russian runner (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Per-Ingvar Brånemark, Swedish surgeon and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Freeman, English lawyer, politician, and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States (b. 1915)

Deaths6 years ago

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