Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest date for the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and its related observances:Blue Christmas (some modern American liberal Protestant groups)

Holidays and observances

Earliest date for the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and its related observances:Dongzhi Festival (Asia)

Holidays and observances

Earliest date for the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and its related observances:Sanghamitta Day (Theravada Buddhism)

Holidays and observances

Earliest date for the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and its related observances:Yule in the Northern Hemisphere (Neopagan Wheel of the Year)

Holidays and observances

Earliest date for the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and its related observances:Ziemassvētki (ancient Latvia)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

The first day of Pancha Ganapati, celebrated until December 25 (Saiva Siddhanta Church)

Holidays and observances

Events

Events

1124 - Pope Honorius II is consecrated, having been elected after the controversial dethroning of Pope Celestine II.

Events896 years ago

1237 - The city of Ryazan is sacked by the Mongol army of Batu Khan.

Events783 years ago

1361 - The Battle of Linuesa is fought in the context of the Spanish Reconquista between the forces of the Emirate of Granada and the combined army of the Kingdom of Castile and of Jaén resulting in a Castilian victory.

Events659 years ago

1598 - Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile.

Events422 years ago
Events400 years ago

1826 - American settlers in Nacogdoches, Mexican Texas, declare their independence, starting the Fredonian Rebellion.

Events194 years ago

1832 - Egyptian–Ottoman War: Egyptian forces decisively defeat Ottoman troops at the Battle of Konya.

Events188 years ago
Events176 years ago

1861 - Medal of Honor: Public Resolution 82, containing a provision for a Navy Medal of Valor, is signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.

Events159 years ago
Events148 years ago

1879 - World premiere of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Events141 years ago

1883 - The Royal Canadian Dragoons and The Royal Canadian Regiment, the first Permanent Force cavalry and infantry regiments of the Canadian Army, are formed.

Events137 years ago

1907 - The Chilean Army commits a massacre of at least 2,000 striking saltpeter miners in Iquique, Chile.

Events113 years ago

1910 - An underground explosion at the Hulton Bank Colliery No. 3 Pit in Over Hulton, Westhoughton, England, kills 344 miners.

Events110 years ago

1913 - Arthur Wynne's "word-cross", the first crossword puzzle, is published in the New York World.

Events107 years ago

1919 - American anarchist Emma Goldman is deported to Russia.

Events101 years ago

1923 - United Kingdom and Nepal formally signed an agreement of friendship, called the Nepal–Britain Treaty of 1923, which superseded the Treaty of Sugauli signed in 1816.

Events97 years ago

1936 - First flight of the Junkers Ju 88 multi-role combat aircraft.

Events84 years ago

1937 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world's first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.

Events83 years ago

1941 - World War II: A formal treaty of alliance between Thailand and Japan is signed in the presence of the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.

Events79 years ago

1946 - An 8.1 Mw earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Nankaidō, Japan, kills over 1,300 people and destroys over 38,000 homes.

Events74 years ago

1963 - "Bloody Christmas" begins in Cyprus, ultimately resulting in the displacement of 25,000–30,000 Turkish Cypriots and destruction of more than 100 villages.

Events57 years ago

1967 - Louis Washkansky, the first man to undergo a human-to-human heart transplant, dies in Cape Town, South Africa, having lived for 18 days after the transplant.

Events53 years ago

1968 - Apollo program: Apollo 8 is launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.

Events52 years ago

1970 - First flight of F-14 multi-role combat aircraft.

Events50 years ago
Events47 years ago

1979 - Lancaster House Agreement: An independence agreement for Rhodesia is signed in London by Lord Carrington, Sir Ian Gilmour, Robert Mugabe, Joshua Nkomo, Bishop Abel Muzorewa and S.C. Mundawarara.

Events41 years ago

1988 - A bomb explodes on board Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, killing 270. This is to date the deadliest air disaster to occur in British soil.

Events32 years ago

1988 - The first flight of Antonov An-225 Mriya, the largest aircraft in the world.

Events32 years ago

1992 - A Dutch DC-10, flight Martinair MP 495, crashes at Faro Airport, killing 56.

Events28 years ago

1995 - The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.

Events25 years ago

1999 - The Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid, Spain.

Events21 years ago

1999 - Cubana de Aviación Flight 1216 overshoots the runway at La Aurora International Airport, killing 18.

Events21 years ago

2004 - Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul, Iraq, the single deadliest suicide attack on American soldiers.

Events16 years ago

Births

968 - Minamoto no Yorinobu, Japanese samurai (d. 1048)

Births

1401 - Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)

Births619 years ago

1468 - William Conyers, 1st Baron Conyers, English baron (d. 1524)

Births552 years ago

1505 - Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (d. 1550)

Births515 years ago

1538 - Luigi d'Este, Catholic cardinal (d. 1586)

Births482 years ago

1542 - Thomas Allen, English mathematician and astrologer (d. 1632)

Births478 years ago

1550 - Man Singh I, Mughal noble (d. 1614)

Births470 years ago

1596 - Peter Mohyla, Ruthenian Orthodox metropolitan and saint (d. 1646)

Births424 years ago

1603 - Roger Williams, English minister, theologian, and politician, 9th President of the Colony of Rhode Island (d. 1684)

Births417 years ago

1615 - Benedict Arnold, Rhode Island colonial governor (d. 1678)

Births405 years ago

1672 - Benjamin Schmolck, German pastor and composer (d. 1737)

Births348 years ago

1714 - John Bradstreet, Canadian-English general (d. 1774)

Births306 years ago

1728 - Hermann Raupach, German harpsichord player and composer (d. 1778)

Births292 years ago

1778 - Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish jurist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1860)

Births242 years ago

1795 - Jack Russell, English priest, hunter, and dog breeder (d. 1883)

Births225 years ago

1795 - Leopold von Ranke, German historian, author, and academic (d. 1886)

Births225 years ago

1803 - Achille Vianelli, Italian painter and academic (d. 1894)

Births217 years ago

1804 - Benjamin Disraeli, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1881)

Births216 years ago

1805 - Thomas Graham, Scottish chemist and academic (d. 1869)

Births215 years ago

1811 - Archibald Tait, Scottish-English archbishop (d. 1882)

Births209 years ago

1815 - Thomas Couture, French painter and educator (d. 1879)

Births205 years ago

1820 - William H. Osborn, American businessman (d. 1894)

Births200 years ago

1830 - Bartolomé Masó, Cuban soldier and politician (d. 1907)

Births190 years ago

1832 - John H. Ketcham, American general and politician (d. 1906)

Births188 years ago

1840 - Namık Kemal, Turkish journalist, playwright, and activist (d. 1888)

Births180 years ago

1843 - Thomas Bracken, Irish-New Zealander journalist, poet, and politician (d. 1898)

Births177 years ago

1850 - Zdeněk Fibich, Czech composer and poet (d. 1900)

Births170 years ago

1851 - Thomas Chipman McRae, American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)

Births169 years ago

1857 - Joseph Carruthers, Australian politician, 16th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1932)

Births163 years ago

1859 - Gustave Kahn, French poet and critic (d. 1936)

Births161 years ago

1866 - Maud Gonne, Irish nationalist and political activist (d. 1953)

Births154 years ago

1868 - George W. Fuller, American chemist and engineer (d. 1934)

Births152 years ago

1872 - Trevor Kincaid, Canadian-American zoologist and academic (d. 1970)

Births148 years ago

1872 - Lorenzo Perosi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1956)

Births148 years ago

1872 - Albert Payson Terhune, American journalist and author (d. 1942)

Births148 years ago

1876 - Jack Lang, Australian lawyer and politician, 23rd Premier of New South Wales (d. 1975)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Jaan Sarv, Estonian mathematician and scholar (d. 1954)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish-Irish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1956)

Births142 years ago

1884 - María Cadilla, Puerto Rican writer, educator, women's rights activist (d. 1951)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1960)

Births135 years ago

1888 - Jean Bouin, French runner and rugby player (d. 1914)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Sewall Wright, American geneticist and biologist (d. 1988)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)

Births130 years ago

1891 - John William McCormack, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1980)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Walter Hagen, American golfer (d. 1969)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Rebecca West, English journalist and author (d. 1983)

Births128 years ago

1896 - Konstantin Rokossovsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union during World War II (d. 1968)

Births124 years ago

1900 - Luis Arturo González López, Guatemalan supreme court judge and briefly acting president (d. 1965)

Births120 years ago

1905 - Anthony Powell, English author (d. 2000)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Käte Fenchel, German mathematician (d. 1983)

Births115 years ago

1909 - Seichō Matsumoto, Japanese journalist and author (d. 1992)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Josh Gibson, American baseball player (d. 1947)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Arnold Friberg, American illustrator and painter (d. 2010)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist and virologist (d. 2010)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Werner von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (d. 2007)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Heinrich Böll, German novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Donald Regan, American colonel and politician, 11th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2003)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Kurt Waldheim, Austrian colonel, war criminal, and politician; 9th President of Austria (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Doug Young, American voice actor (d. 2018)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Alicia Alonso, Cuban ballerina and choreographer, founded the Cuban National Ballet (d. 2019)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Adele Goldstine, American computer programmer (d. 1964)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Itubwa Amram, Nauruan pastor and politician (d. 1989)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Paul Winchell, American actor, voice artist, and ventriloquist (d. 2005)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Cécile DeWitt-Morette, French mathematician and physicist (d. 2017)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Wataru Misaka, American basketball player (d. 2019)

Births97 years ago

1926 - Arnošt Lustig, Czech author and playwright (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Joe Paterno, American football player and coach (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1932 - U. R. Ananthamurthy, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Edward Hoagland, American author and critic

Births88 years ago

1933 - Jackie Hendriks, Jamaican cricketer

Births87 years ago

1933 - Robert Worcester, American businessman and academic, founded MORI

Births87 years ago

1934 - Giuseppina Leone, Italian sprinter

Births86 years ago

1934 - Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (d. 2016)

Births86 years ago

1935 - John G. Avildsen, American director, producer, and cinematographer (d. 2017)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver (d. 1967)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Phil Donahue, American talk show host and producer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Edward Schreyer, Canadian academic and politician, 22nd Governor General of Canada

Births85 years ago

1935 - Stela Popescu, Romanian actress (d. 2017)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Jane Fonda, American actress, producer, and activist

Births83 years ago

1939 - Lloyd Axworthy, Canadian academic and politician, 2nd Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births81 years ago

1939 - Wafic Saïd, Syrian-Saudi Arabian financier, businessman and philanthropist

Births81 years ago

1940 - Frank Zappa, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1993)

Births80 years ago

1942 - Hu Jintao, Chinese engineer and politician, 5th Paramount leader of China

Births78 years ago

1943 - Albert Lee, English guitarist and songwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Walter Spanghero, French rugby player

Births77 years ago

1944 - Michael Tilson Thomas, American pianist, composer, and conductor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese diplomat (d. 2007)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Doug Walters, Australian cricketer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Roy Karch, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Carl Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Paco de Lucía, Spanish guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2014)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Barry Gordon, American actor and voice artist; longest-serving president of the Screen Actors Guild (1988–95)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Samuel L. Jackson, American actor and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dave Kingman, American baseball player

Births72 years ago

1949 - Thomas Sankara, Burkinabé captain and politician, 5th President of Burkina Faso (d. 1987)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Nikolaos Sifounakis, Greek lawyer and politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Jeffrey Katzenberg, American screenwriter and producer, co-founded DreamWorks Animation

Births70 years ago

1950 - Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Max Maven, American magician and mentalist

Births70 years ago

1951 - Steve Perryman, English footballer and manager

Births69 years ago

1952 - Joaquín Andújar, Dominican baseball player (d. 2015)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Steve Furniss, American swimmer

Births68 years ago

1953 - András Schiff, Hungarian-English pianist and conductor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Betty Wright, American singer-songwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Chris Evert, American tennis player and coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Jane Kaczmarek, American actress

Births65 years ago

1955 - Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player

Births65 years ago

1956 - Dave Laut, American shot putter (d. 2009)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Ray Romano, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1958 - Tamara Bykova, Russian high jumper

Births62 years ago

1959 - Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter and actress (d. 1998)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Indian cricketer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Sherry Rehman, Pakistani journalist, politician, and diplomat, 25th Pakistan Ambassador to the United States

Births60 years ago

1961 - Ryuji Sasai, Japanese bass player and composer

Births59 years ago

1963 - Govinda, Indian actor, singer, and politician

Births57 years ago

1964 - Joe Kocur, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Kunihiko Ikuhara, Japanese director and illustrator

Births56 years ago

1965 - Glenn Coleman, Australian rugby league player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Andy Dick, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Anke Engelke, Canadian-German actress, director, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - William Ruto, Kenyan politician, Deputy President of Kenya

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kiefer Sutherland, British-Canadian actor, director, and producer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Terry Mills, American basketball player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Georgia

Births53 years ago

1969 - Julie Delpy, French model, actress, director, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mihails Zemļinskis, Latvian footballer, coach, and manager

Births51 years ago

1971 - Matthieu Chedid, French singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, Indian journalist and politician

Births48 years ago

1973 - Irakli Alasania, Georgian colonel and politician, Georgian Minister of Defense

Births47 years ago

1973 - Matías Almeyda, Argentine footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Karrie Webb, Australian golfer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Paloma Herrera, Argentinian ballerina

Births45 years ago
Births43 years ago

1977 - Leon MacDonald, New Zealand rugby player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Emiliano Brembilla, Italian swimmer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Charles Dera, American pornographic actor, dancer, model, and mixed martial arts fighter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Shaun Morgan, South African musician, singer, and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1979 - Steve Montador, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2015)

Births41 years ago

1981 - Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Philip Humber, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Steven Yeun, American actor

Births37 years ago

1985 - Tom Sturridge, English actor

Births35 years ago

1988 - Perri Shakes-Drayton, English sprinter and hurdler

Births32 years ago

1989 - Mark Ingram Jr., American football player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Tamannaah, South Indian actress

Births31 years ago

1991 - Riccardo Saponara, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1995 - Ronnie Bassett Jr., American race car driver

Births25 years ago

Deaths

AD 72 - Thomas the Apostle, Roman martyr and saint (b. 1 AD)

Deaths

882 - Hincmar, French archbishop and historian (b. 806)

Deaths

956 - Sun Sheng, Chinese chancellor

Deaths

975 - Al-Mu'izz, Fatimid caliph (b. 932)

Deaths

1001 - Hugh of Tuscany, Italian margrave (b. 950)

Deaths1019 years ago
Deaths712 years ago

1338 - Thomas Hemenhale, bishop of Worcester

Deaths682 years ago

1362 - Constantine III, king of Armenia (b. 1313)

Deaths658 years ago

1375 - Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian author and poet (b. 1313)

Deaths645 years ago

1504 - Berthold von Henneberg, German archbishop (b. 1442)

Deaths516 years ago

1536 - John Seymour, English courtier (b. 1474)

Deaths484 years ago
Deaths471 years ago

1581 - Jean de la Cassière, 51st Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. 1502)

Deaths439 years ago

1597 - Peter Canisius, Dutch priest and saint (b. 1521)

Deaths423 years ago

1608 - William Davison, secretary to Queen Elizabeth I of England (b. c. 1541)

Deaths412 years ago

1610 - Catherine Vasa, Swedish princess (b. 1539)

Deaths410 years ago

1701 - Sir Hugh Paterson, Baronet of Bannockburn (b. 1659)

Deaths319 years ago

1807 - John Newton, English soldier and minister (b. 1725)

Deaths213 years ago

1824 - James Parkinson, English physician and paleontologist (b. 1755)

Deaths196 years ago

1869 - Friedrich Ernst Scheller, German jurist and politician (b. 1791)

Deaths151 years ago

1873 - Francis Garnier, French admiral and explorer (b. 1839)

Deaths147 years ago

1889 - Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist and palaeontologist (b. 1809)

Deaths131 years ago

1920 - Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, Somalian general, founded the Dervish movement (b. 1856)

Deaths100 years ago

1929 - I. L. Patterson, American politician, 18th Governor of Oregon (b. 1859)

Deaths91 years ago

1933 - Knud Rasmussen, Greenlandic anthropologist and explorer (b. 1879)

Deaths87 years ago

1935 - Ted Birnie, English footballer and manager (b. 1878)

Deaths85 years ago

1935 - Kurt Tucholsky, German-Swedish journalist and author (b. 1890)

Deaths85 years ago

1937 - Violette Neatley Anderson, American judge (b. 1882)

Deaths83 years ago

1937 - Ted Healy, American comedian and actor (b. 1896)

Deaths83 years ago

1937 - Frank B. Kellogg, American lawyer and politician, 45th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

Deaths83 years ago

1940 - F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1896)

Deaths80 years ago

1945 - George S. Patton, American general (b. 1885)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Władysław Witwicki, Polish psychologist, philosopher, translator, historian (of philosophy and art) and artist (b. 1878)

Deaths72 years ago

1952 - Kenneth Edwards, American golfer (b. 1886)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Kaarlo Koskelo, Finnish-American wrestler and businessman (b. 1888)

Deaths67 years ago

1957 - Eric Coates, English-American viola player and composer (b. 1886)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - H.B. Warner, English actor (b. 1875)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Lion Feuchtwanger, German-American author and playwright (b. 1884)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Rosanjin, Japanese calligrapher, engraver, and painter (b. 1883)

Deaths61 years ago

1963 - Jack Hobbs, English cricketer and journalist (b. 1882)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Carl Van Vechten, American author and photographer (b. 1880)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Claude Champagne, Canadian violinist, pianist, and composer (b. 1891)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - Vittorio Pozzo, Italian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1886)

Deaths52 years ago

1974 - Richard Long, American actor and director (b. 1927)

Deaths46 years ago

1982 - Abu Al-Asar Hafeez Jullundhri, Pakistani poet and composer (b. 1900)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Paul de Man, Belgian-born philosopher, literary critic and theorist (b. 1919)

Deaths37 years ago

1988 - Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch-English ethologist and ornithologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)

Deaths32 years ago

1992 - Stella Adler, American actress and educator (b. 1901)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Albert King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1924)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Nathan Milstein, Russian-American violinist and composer (b. 1903)

Deaths28 years ago

1998 - Ernst-Günther Schenck, German colonel and physician (b. 1904)

Deaths22 years ago

2004 - Autar Singh Paintal, Indian physiologist and neurologist (b. 1925)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Saparmurat Niyazov, Turkmen engineer and politician, 1st President of Turkmenistan (b. 1940)

Deaths14 years ago

2009 - Edwin G. Krebs, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Christos Lambrakis, Greek journalist and businessman (b. 1934)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Enzo Bearzot, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1927)

Deaths10 years ago

2013 - Edgar Bronfman, Sr., Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Eisenhower, American historian, general, and diplomat, 45th United States Ambassador to Belgium (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Udo Jürgens, Austrian-Swiss singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sitor Situmorang, Indonesian poet and author (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Billie Whitelaw, English actress (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2017 - Bruce McCandless II, US astronaut who conducted the first untethered spacewalk (b. 1937)

Deaths3 years ago

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