Holidays and observances

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


AD 69 - Vespasian is proclaimed Emperor of Rome; his predecessor, Vitellius, attempts to abdicate but is captured and killed at the Gemonian stairs.


401 - Pope Innocent I is elected.


856 - Damghan earthquake: An earthquake near the Persian city of Damghan kills an estimated 200,000 people, the sixth deadliest earthquake in recorded history.


880 - Luoyang, eastern capital of the Tang dynasty, is captured by rebel leader Huang Chao during the reign of Emperor Xizong.


1135 - Stephen of Blois becomes King of England.

Events885 years ago

1216 - Pope Honorius III approves the Dominican Order through the papal bull of confirmation Religiosam vitam.

Events804 years ago

1622 - The town of Bucaramanga, Colombia, is founded by Andres Paes de Sotomayor.

Events398 years ago

1769 - Sino-Burmese War: The war ends with an uneasy truce.

Events251 years ago

1788 - Nguyễn Huệ proclaims himself Emperor Quang Trung, in effect abolishing on his own the Lê dynasty.

Events232 years ago

1790 - The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Alexander Suvorov and his Russian armies.

Events230 years ago

1807 - The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries, is passed by the U.S. Congress, at the urging of President Thomas Jefferson.

Events213 years ago

1808 - Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and Choral Fantasy (with Beethoven at the piano).

Events212 years ago

1851 - India's first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.

Events169 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Savannah, Georgia, falls to the forces of General Sherman.

Events156 years ago
Events135 years ago

1888 - The Christmas Meeting of 1888, considered to be the official start of the Faroese independence movement.

Events132 years ago
Events130 years ago

1891 - Asteroid 323 Brucia becomes the first asteroid discovered using photography.

Events129 years ago

1894 - The Dreyfus affair begins in France, when Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason.

Events126 years ago
Events100 years ago

1921 - Opening of Visva-Bharati College, also known as Santiniketan College, now Visva Bharati University, India.

Events99 years ago

1937 - The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.

Events83 years ago

1939 - Indian Muslims observe a "Day of Deliverance" to celebrate the resignations of members of the Indian National Congress over their not having been consulted over the decision to enter World War II with the United Kingdom.

Events81 years ago

1940 - World War II: Himara is captured by the Greek army.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: Battle of the Bulge: German troops demand the surrender of United States troops at Bastogne, Belgium, prompting the famous one word reply by General Anthony McAuliffe: "Nuts!"

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Vietnam People's Army is formed to resist Japanese occupation of Indochina, now Vietnam.

Events76 years ago

1948 - Sjafruddin Prawiranegara established the Emergency Government of the Republic of Indonesia (Pemerintah Darurat Republik Indonesia, PDRI) in West Sumatra.

Events72 years ago

1951 - The Selangor Labour Party is founded in Selangor, Malaya.

Events69 years ago

1963 - The cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles (290 km) north of Madeira, Portugal with the loss of 128 lives.

Events57 years ago

1964 - The first test flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird) takes place at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, United States.

Events56 years ago

1965 - In the United Kingdom, a 70 mph speed limit is applied to all rural roads including motorways for the first time.

Events55 years ago

1968 - Cultural Revolution: People's Daily posted the instructions of Mao Zedong that "The intellectual youth must go to the country, and will be educated from living in rural poverty."

Events52 years ago

1974 - Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli vote to become the independent nation of Comoros. Mayotte remains under French administration.

Events46 years ago

1974 - The house of former British Prime Minister Edward Heath is attacked by members of the Provisional IRA.

Events46 years ago

1978 - The pivotal Third Plenum of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is held in Beijing, with Deng Xiaoping reversing Mao-era policies to pursue a program for Chinese economic reform.

Events42 years ago

1984 - "Subway vigilante" Bernhard Goetz shoots four would-be muggers on an express train in Manhattan section of New York, United States.

Events36 years ago

1987 - In Zimbabwe, the political parties ZANU and ZAPU reach an agreement that ends the violence in the Matabeleland region known as the Gukurahundi.

Events33 years ago

1989 - Communist President of Romania Nicolae Ceaușescu is overthrown by Ion Iliescu after days of bloody confrontations. The deposed dictator and his wife flee Bucharest in a helicopter as protesters erupt in cheers.

Events31 years ago

1989 - Berlin's Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.

Events31 years ago
Events30 years ago

1990 - Final independence of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia after termination of trusteeship.

Events30 years ago

1996 - ABX Air Flight 827 crashes near Narrows, Virginia, killing all six people on board.

Events24 years ago

1997 - Acteal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces.

Events23 years ago

1997 - Hussein Farrah Aidid relinquishes the disputed title of President of Somalia by signing the Cairo Declaration, in Cairo, Egypt. It is the first major step towards reconciliation in Somalia since 1991.

Events23 years ago

2001 - Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.

Events19 years ago

2001 - Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.

Events19 years ago

2008 - An ash dike ruptured at a solid waste containment area in Roane County, Tennessee, releasing 1.1 billion US gallons (4,200,000 m) of coal fly ash slurry.

Events12 years ago

2010 - The repeal of the Don't ask, don't tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, is signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Events10 years ago

2012 - Bashir Ahmad Bilour of Awami National Party and eight others are killed in a Pakistan Taliban bomber suicide attack in Dhaki Nalbandi area near Qissa Khwani Bazaar.

Events8 years ago

2016 - A study finds the VSV-EBOV vaccine against the Ebola virus between 70-100% effective, and thus making it the first proven vaccine against the disease.

Events4 years ago

2017 - United Nations Security Council Resolution 2397 against North Korea is unanimously approved.

Events3 years ago

2018 - A tsunami caused by an eruption of Anak Krakatau in Indonesia killed at least 430 people and injured almost a thousand more.

Events2 years ago


244 - Diocletian, Roman emperor (d. 311)


948 - Gang Gam-chan, Korean official and general (d. 1031)


1095 - Roger II of Sicily (d. 1154)

Births925 years ago

1178 - Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)

Births842 years ago

1183 - Chagatai Khan, Mongol ruler (d. 1242)

Births837 years ago

1300 - Khutughtu Khan Kusala, Mongolian emperor (d. 1329)

Births720 years ago

1459 - Sultan Cem, Ottoman politician (d. 1495)

Births561 years ago

1546 - Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyō (d. 1604)

Births474 years ago

1550 - Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher and author (d. 1631)

Births470 years ago

1569 - Étienne Martellange, French architect (d. 1641)

Births451 years ago

1591 - Tommaso Dingli, Maltese architect and sculptor (d. 1666)

Births429 years ago

1639 - Jean Racine, French poet and playwright (d. 1699)

Births381 years ago

1666 - Guru Gobind Singh, Indian guru and poet (d. 1708)

Births354 years ago

1694 - Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and academic (d. 1768)

Births326 years ago

1696 - James Oglethorpe, English general and politician, 1st Colonial Governor of Georgia (d. 1785)

Births324 years ago

1723 - Carl Friedrich Abel, German viol player and composer (d. 1787)

Births297 years ago

1765 - Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician and academic (d. 1825)

Births255 years ago

1799 - Nicholas Callan, Irish priest and physicist (d. 1864)

Births221 years ago

1805 - John Obadiah Westwood, English entomologist and archaeologist (d. 1893)

Births215 years ago

1807 - Johan Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian author, poet, and critic (d. 1873)

Births213 years ago

1819 - Franz Abt, German composer and conductor (d. 1870)

Births201 years ago

1819 - Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician and academic (d. 1892)

Births201 years ago

1839 - John Nevil Maskelyne, English magician (d. 1917)

Births181 years ago

1850 - Victoriano Huerta, Mexican general and politician, 35th President of Mexico (d. 1916)

Births170 years ago

1853 - Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1917)

Births167 years ago

1853 - Evgraf Fedorov, Russian mathematician, crystallographer, and mineralogist (d. 1919)

Births167 years ago

1853 - Sarada Devi, Indian mystic and philosopher (d. 1920)

Births167 years ago

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

Births164 years ago

1858 - Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer and educator (d. 1924)

Births162 years ago

1862 - Connie Mack, American baseball player and manager (d. 1956)

Births158 years ago

1865 - Charles Sands, American golfer and tennis player (d. 1945)

Births155 years ago

1868 - Jaan Tõnisson, Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1941?)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1931)

Births151 years ago

1869 - Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet and playwright (d. 1935)

Births151 years ago

1872 - Camille Guérin, French veterinarian and bacteriologist (d. 1961)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Franz Schmidt, Austrian cellist, pianist, and composer (d. 1939)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Egyptian-Italian poet and composer (d. 1944)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Myer Prinstein, Polish-American jumper (d. 1925)

Births142 years ago

1883 - Marcus Hurley, American cyclist (d. 1941)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Edgard Varèse, French-American composer (d. 1965)

Births137 years ago

1884 - St. Elmo Brady, African American chemist and educator (d. 1966)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Deems Taylor, American conductor and critic (d. 1966)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician and theorist (d. 1920)

Births133 years ago

1888 - J. Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, English businessman, founded Rank Organisation (d. 1972)

Births132 years ago

1889 - George Hutson, English runner and soldier (d. 1914)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Herman Potočnik, Croatian-Austrian engineer (d. 1929)

Births128 years ago

1898 - Vladimir Fock, Russian physicist and mathematician (d. 1974)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (d. 1963)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (d. 1973)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor and composer (d. 1980)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Pierre Brasseur, French-Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1972)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Pierre Levegh, French ice hockey player and race car driver (d. 1955)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Kenneth Rexroth, American poet, translator, and academic (d. 1982)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Peggy Ashcroft, English actress (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Giacomo Manzù, Italian sculptor and academic (d. 1991)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Patricia Hayes, English actress (d. 1998)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Danny O'Dea, English actor (d. 2003)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Elias Degiannis, Greek commander (d. 1943)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Lady Bird Johnson, American beautification activist; 38th First Lady of the United States (d. 2007)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Giorgio Oberweger, Italian discus thrower and hurdler (d. 1998)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Barbara Billingsley, American actress (d. 2010)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Phillip Glasier, English author and academic (d. 2000)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Gene Rayburn, American game show host and actor (d. 1999)

Births103 years ago

1921 - Dimitri Fampas, Greek guitarist and composer (d. 1996)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Hawkshaw Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Ruth Roman, American actress (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jim Wright, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 56th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Peregrine Worsthorne, English journalist and author

Births97 years ago

1924 - Frank Corsaro, American actor and director (d. 2017)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Lewis Glucksman, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2006)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Lefter Küçükandonyadis, Turkish footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Alcides Ghiggia, Italian-Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

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

Births94 years ago

1928 - Fredrik Barth, German-Norwegian anthropologist and academic (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Wazir Mohammad, Indian-Pakistani cricketer

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ardalion Ignatyev, Russian sprinter and educator (d. 1998)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Gisela Birkemeyer, German hurdler and coach

Births89 years ago

1931 - Carlos Graça, São Toméan lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer player and manager (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1933 - John Hartle, English motorcycle racer (d. 1968)

Births87 years ago

1934 - David Pearson, American race car driver (d. 2018)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Paulo Rocha, Portuguese director and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births85 years ago

1936 - James Burke, Irish historian and author

Births84 years ago

1936 - Héctor Elizondo, American actor and director

Births84 years ago

1937 - Charlotte Lamb, English author (d. 2000)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Eduard Uspensky, Russian author, poet, and playwright (d. 2018)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ken Whitmore, English author and playwright

Births83 years ago

1938 - Matty Alou, Dominican-American baseball player and scout (d. 2011)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Lucien Bouchard, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Premier of Quebec

Births82 years ago

1938 - Red Steagall, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and poet

Births82 years ago

1940 - Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian rancher and politician (d. 2009)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Mike Molloy, English journalist, author, and illustrator

Births80 years ago

1942 - Jerry Koosman, American baseball player

Births78 years ago

1942 - Dick Parry, English saxophonist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Stefan Janos, Slovak-Swiss physicist and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - Paul Wolfowitz, American banker and politician, 25th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense

Births77 years ago

1944 - Mary Archer, English chemist and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Steve Carlton, American baseball player

Births76 years ago

1944 - Barry Jenkins, English drummer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Frances Lannon, English historian and academic

Births75 years ago

1945 - Sam Newman, Australian footballer and sportscaster

Births75 years ago

1945 - Diane Sawyer, American journalist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Roger Carr, English businessman

Births74 years ago

1946 - C. Eugene Steuerle, American economist and author

Births74 years ago

1947 - Brian Daley, American author and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Dilip Doshi, Indian cricketer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Steve Garvey, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births72 years ago

1948 - Don Kardong, American runner, journalist, and author

Births72 years ago

1948 - Rick Nielsen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Chris Old, English cricketer and coach

Births72 years ago

1948 - Lynne Thigpen, American actress and singer (d. 2003)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Maurice Gibb, Manx-English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2003)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Robin Gibb, Manx-English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2012)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ray Guy, American football player

Births71 years ago

1951 - Lasse Bengtsson, Swedish journalist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Charles de Lint, Dutch-Canadian author and critic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, Anglo-Irish Territorial Army general, landowner, businessman, philanthropist, and hereditary peer (d. 2016)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Sandra Kalniete, Latvian politician and diplomat, Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births68 years ago

1953 - Ian Turnbull, Canadian ice hockey player

Births67 years ago

1953 - Tom Underwood, American baseball player (d. 2010)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese race car driver

Births66 years ago

1954 - Derick Parry, Nevisian cricketer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Galina Murašova, Lithuanian discus thrower

Births65 years ago

1955 - Lonnie Smith, American baseball player

Births65 years ago

1955 - Thomas C. Südhof, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births65 years ago

1956 - Jane Lighting, English businesswoman

Births64 years ago

1957 - Stephen Conway, English bishop

Births63 years ago

1957 - Carole James, English-Canadian educator and politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Peter Mortimer, Australian rugby league player

Births63 years ago

1958 - Frank Gambale, Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - David Heavener, American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director

Births62 years ago

1959 - Bernd Schuster, German footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jean-Michel Basquiat, American painter and poet (d. 1988)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Mark Brydon, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Luther Campbell, American rapper and actor

Births60 years ago

1961 - Andrew Fastow, American businessman

Births59 years ago

1961 - Yuri Malenchenko, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births59 years ago

1962 - Ralph Fiennes, English actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Russell Lewis, British television writer and former child actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Brian McMillan, South African cricketer and educator

Births57 years ago

1963 - Luna H. Mitani, Japanese-American painter and illustrator

Births57 years ago

1964 - Simon Kirby, English businessman and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mike Jackson, American baseball player

Births56 years ago

1965 - David S. Goyer, American screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Urszula Włodarczyk, Polish heptathlete and triple jumper

Births55 years ago

1966 - Dmitry Bilozerchev, Russian gymnast and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Marcel Schirmer, German singer-songwriter and bass player

Births54 years ago

1966 - David Wright, English lawyer and politician

Births54 years ago

1967 - Richey Edwards, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Stéphane Gendron, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Rebecca Harris, English businesswoman and politician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Paul Morris, Australian race car driver and businessman

Births53 years ago

1967 - Dan Petrescu, Romanian footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1968 - Emre Aracı, Turkish composer, conductor, and historian

Births52 years ago

1968 - Luis Hernández, Mexican footballer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Dina Meyer, American actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Myriam Bédard, Canadian biathlete

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mark Robins, English footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Ted Cruz, American lawyer and politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Gary Anderson, Scottish darts player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Ajeenkya Patil, Indian economist and academic

Births49 years ago

1972 - Kirk Maltby, Canadian ice hockey player and scout

Births48 years ago

1972 - Vanessa Paradis, French singer-songwriter and actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Mark Hill, English musician, producer and songwriter

Births48 years ago

1974 - Michael Barron, English footballer, coach, and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Dani García, Spanish footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Sergei Aschwanden, Swiss martial artist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Dmitri Khokhlov, Russian footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Marcin Mięciel, Polish footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Stanislav Neckář, Czech ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Katleen De Caluwé, Belgian sprinter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jason Lane, American baseball player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Aya Takano, Japanese author and illustrator

Births44 years ago

1977 - Steve Kariya, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Danny Ahn, South Korean singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Joy Ali, Fijian boxer (d. 2015)

Births42 years ago

1978 - Emmanuel Olisadebe, Nigerian-Polish footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Jamie Langfield, Scottish footballer and coach

Births41 years ago

1981 - Marina Kuptsova, Russian high jumper

Births39 years ago

1982 - Britta Heidemann, German fencer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Rodney Martin, American sprinter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Alinne Moraes, Brazilian actress and model

Births38 years ago

1983 - Ryan Eversley, American race car driver

Births37 years ago

1983 - Drew Hankinson, American wrestler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Viola Kibiwot, Kenyan runner

Births37 years ago

1983 - José Fonte, Portuguese footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Basshunter, Swedish singer, record producer and DJ

Births36 years ago

1986 - Dennis Armfield, Australian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Fatih Öztürk, Turkish footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Éder, Bissau-Portuguese footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Johannes Ahun, Estonian windsurfer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Leigh Halfpenny, Welsh rugby player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jordin Sparks, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jharal Yow Yeh, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jean-Baptiste Maunier, French actor and singer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Michaela Hončová, Slovak tennis player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Moonbyul from Mamamoo, K-Pop star

Births28 years ago

1993 - David Klemmer, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Meghan Trainor, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Raphaël Guerreiro, Portuguese footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Rúben Lameiras, Portuguese footballer

Births26 years ago

1996 - Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births24 years ago

1998 - G Hannelius, American actress and singer

Births22 years ago


AD 69 - Vitellius, Roman emperor (b. 15)


731 - Yuan Qianyao, official of the Chinese Tang Dynasty

Deaths1008 years ago

1060 - Cynesige, Archbishop of York

Deaths960 years ago
Deaths920 years ago

1115 - Olaf Magnusson, King of Norway (b. 1099)

Deaths905 years ago
Deaths601 years ago

1530 - Willibald Pirckheimer, German lawyer and author (b. 1470)

Deaths490 years ago

1554 - Alessandro Bonvicino, Italian painter (b. 1498)

Deaths466 years ago

1572 - François Clouet, French miniaturist (b. c. 1510)

Deaths448 years ago

1603 - Mehmed III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1566)

Deaths417 years ago

1646 - Petro Mohyla, Ruthenian metropolitan and saint (b. 1596)

Deaths374 years ago

1660 - André Tacquet, Flemish priest and mathematician (b. 1612)

Deaths360 years ago

1666 - Guercino, Italian painter (b. 1591)

Deaths354 years ago

1681 - Richard Alleine, English minister and author (b. 1611)

Deaths339 years ago

1767 - John Newbery, English publisher (b. 1713)

Deaths253 years ago

1788 - Percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714)

Deaths232 years ago

1806 - William Vernon, English-American merchant (b. 1719)

Deaths214 years ago

1828 - William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (b. 1766)

Deaths192 years ago

1853 - Manuel María Lombardini, Mexican general and politician. President (1853) (b. 1802)

Deaths167 years ago

1867 - Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1788)

Deaths153 years ago

1870 - Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish journalist, poet, and playwright (b. 1836)

Deaths150 years ago

1880 - George Eliot, English novelist and poet (b. 1819)

Deaths140 years ago

1891 - Paul de Lagarde, German biblical scholar and orientalist (b. 1827)

Deaths129 years ago

1899 - Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist and publisher, founded Moody Publishers (b. 1837)

Deaths121 years ago

1902 - Richard von Krafft-Ebing, German-Austrian psychiatrist and author (b. 1840)

Deaths118 years ago

1915 - Rose Talbot Bullard, American medical doctor and professor (b. 1864)

Deaths105 years ago

1917 - Frances Xavier Cabrini, Italian-American nun and saint (b. 1850)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - Aristeidis Moraitinis, Greek lieutenant and pilot (b. 1891)

Deaths102 years ago

1919 - Hermann Weingärtner, German gymnast (b. 1864)

Deaths101 years ago

1925 - Amelie Beese, German pilot and engineer (b. 1886)

Deaths95 years ago

1939 - Ma Rainey, American singer (b. 1886)

Deaths81 years ago

1940 - Nathanael West, American author and screenwriter (b. 1903)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Karel Hašler, Czech actor, director, composer, and screenwriter (b. 1879)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (b. 1858)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Beatrix Potter, English children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1866)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Harry Langdon, American actor, comedian, and vaudevillian (b. 1884)

Deaths76 years ago

1950 - Frederick Freake, English polo player (b. 1876)

Deaths70 years ago

1957 - Frank George Woollard, English engineer (b. 1883)

Deaths63 years ago

1959 - Gilda Gray, Polish-American actress and dancer (b. 1901)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Ninian Comper, Scottish-English architect (b. 1864)

Deaths60 years ago

1962 - Ross McLarty, Australian politician, 17th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1891)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - Richard Dimbleby, English journalist (b. 1913)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - Raymond Gram Swing, American journalist (b. 1887)

Deaths52 years ago
Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Godfried Bomans, Dutch journalist and author (b. 1913)

Deaths49 years ago

1974 - Sterling North, American author and critic (b. 1906)

Deaths46 years ago

1979 - Darryl F. Zanuck, American director and producer (b. 1902)

Deaths41 years ago

1985 - D. Boon, American singer and musician (b. 1958)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Mary Burchell, English author and activist (b. 1904)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - David Penhaligon, Cornish Liberal Politician (b. 1944), MP for Truro (1974-1986)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Luca Prodan, Italian-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1953)

Deaths33 years ago

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

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Samuel Beckett, Irish author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

Deaths31 years ago

1992 - Harry Bluestone, English violinist and composer (b. 1907)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Frederick William Franz, American religious leader (b. 1893)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Don DeFore, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Butterfly McQueen, American actress and dancer (b. 1911)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - James Meade, English economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Jack Hamm, American cartoonist and television host (b. 1916)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Sebastian Arcos Bergnes, Cuban-American dentist and activist (b. 1931)

Deaths23 years ago

2001 - Ovidiu Iacov, Romanian footballer (b. 1981)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Walter Newton Read, American lawyer and second chairman of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission (b. 1918)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Desmond Hoyte, Guyanese lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Guyana (b. 1929)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Joe Strummer, English singer-songwriter (b. 1952)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Doug Ault, American baseball player and manager (b. 1950)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (b. 1960)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Charles Court, Australian politician, 21st Premier of Western Australia (b. 1911)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Adrian Cristobal, Filipino journalist and playwright (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian rancher and politician (b. 1940)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Albert Scanlon, English footballer (b. 1935)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Fred Foy, American soldier and announcer (b. 1921)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Chuck Cherundolo, American football player and coach (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ryan Freel, American baseball player (b. 1976)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Cliff Osmond, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Lim Keng Yaik, Malaysian physician and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Diomedes Díaz, Colombian singer-songwriter (b. 1956)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hans Hækkerup, Danish lawyer and politician (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ed Herrmann, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Oscar Peer, Swiss author, playwright, and philologist (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - John Robert Beyster, American physicist and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Christine Cavanaugh, American actress (b. 1963)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Joe Cocker, English singer-songwriter (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bernard Stone, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Peter Lundblad, Swedish singer-songwriter (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Freda Meissner-Blau, Australian activist and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Chad Robinson, Australian rugby league player (b. 1980)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Gonzalo Morales Sáurez, Costa Rican painter (b. 1945)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Simcha Rotem, last survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (b. 1924)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Herman Sikumbang, Indonesian guitarist (b. 1982); casualty during 2018 Sunda Strait tsunami

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Ram Dass, American spiritual teacher and author (b. 1931)

Deaths1 years ago

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Frances Xavier Cabrini (outside US)

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Lottie Moon (Episcopal Church (USA))

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