Holidays and observances

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

Events

537 - The construction of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is completed.

Events

1512 - The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regard to native Indians in the New World.

Events508 years ago

1521 - The Zwickau prophets arrive in Wittenberg, disturbing the peace and preaching the Apocalypse.

Events499 years ago

1655 - Second Northern War/the Deluge: Monks at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa are successful in fending off a month-long siege.

Events365 years ago

1657 - The Flushing Remonstrance articulates for the first time in North American history that freedom of religion is a fundamental right.

Events363 years ago

1703 - Portugal and England sign the Methuen Treaty which gives preference to Portuguese imported wines into England.

Events317 years ago

1814 - War of 1812: The American schooner USS Carolina is destroyed. It was the last of Commodore Daniel Patterson's makeshift fleet that fought a series of delaying actions that contributed to Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans.

Events206 years ago

1831 - Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution.

Events189 years ago

1836 - The worst ever avalanche in England occurs at Lewes, Sussex, killing eight people.

Events184 years ago

1845 - Ether anesthetic is used for childbirth for the first time by Dr. Crawford Long in Jefferson, Georgia.

Events175 years ago

1845 - Journalist John L. O'Sullivan, writing in his newspaper the New York Morning News, argues that the United States had the right to claim the entire Oregon Country "by the right of our manifest destiny".

Events175 years ago

1911 - "Jana Gana Mana", the national anthem of India, is first sung in the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.

Events109 years ago

1918 - The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins.

Events102 years ago

1922 - Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world.

Events98 years ago

1927 - Kern and Hammerstein's musical play Show Boat, considered to be the first true American musical play, opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Broadway.

Events93 years ago

1932 - Radio City Music Hall, "Showplace of the Nation", opens in New York City.

Events88 years ago

1935 - Regina Jonas is ordained as the first female rabbi in the history of Judaism.

Events85 years ago

1939 - The 7.8 MwErzincan earthquake shakes eastern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). At least 32,700 people were killed.

Events81 years ago

1939 - Winter War: Finland holds off a Soviet attack in the Battle of Kelja.

Events81 years ago

1945 - The International Monetary Fund is created with the signing of an agreement by 29 nations.

Events75 years ago

1949 - Indonesian National Revolution: The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence. End of the Dutch East Indies.

Events71 years ago

1966 - The Cave of Swallows, the largest known cave shaft in the world, is discovered in Aquismón, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

Events54 years ago

1968 - Apollo program: Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon.

Events52 years ago

1978 - Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of fascist dictatorship.

Events42 years ago
Events41 years ago

1983 - Pope John Paul II visits Mehmet Ali Ağca in Rebibbia's prison and personally forgives him for the 1981 attack on him in St. Peter's Square.

Events37 years ago

1985 - Palestinian guerrillas kill eighteen people inside the airports of Rome, Italy, and Vienna, Austria.

Events35 years ago

1989 - The Romanian Revolution concludes, as the last minor street confrontations and stray shootings abruptly end in the country's capital, Bucharest.

Events31 years ago

1996 - Taliban forces retake the strategic Bagram Airfield which solidifies their buffer zone around Kabul, Afghanistan.

Events24 years ago

1997 - Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Events23 years ago

2002 - Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.

Events18 years ago

2004 - Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet.

Events16 years ago

2007 - Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in a shooting incident.

Events13 years ago

2007 - Riots erupt in Mombasa, Kenya, after Mwai Kibaki is declared the winner of the presidential election, triggering a political, economic, and humanitarian crisis.

Events13 years ago

2008 - Operation Cast Lead: Israel launches 3-week operation on Gaza.

Events12 years ago

2009 - Iranian election protests: On the Day of Ashura in Tehran, Iran, government security forces fire upon demonstrators.

Events11 years ago

Births

1350 - John I of Aragon (d. 1395)

Births670 years ago

1390 - Anne de Mortimer, claimant to the English throne (d. 1411)

Births630 years ago

1459 - John I Albert (d. 1501)

Births561 years ago

1481 - Casimir, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Margrave of Bayreuth (d. 1527)

Births539 years ago

1493 - Johann Pfeffinger, German theologian (d. 1573)

Births527 years ago

1566 - Jan Jesenius, Bohemian physician, politician and philosopher (d. 1621)

Births454 years ago

1571 - Johannes Kepler, German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer (d. 1630)

Births449 years ago

1572 - Johannes Vodnianus Campanus, Czech poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1622)

Births448 years ago
Births436 years ago

1595 - Bohdan Khmelnytsky, hetman of Ukraine (d. 1657)

Births425 years ago

1683 - Conyers Middleton, English priest and theologian (d. 1750)

Births337 years ago

1714 - George Whitefield, English preacher and saint (d. 1770)

Births306 years ago

1715 - Philippe de Noailles, French general (d. 1794)

Births305 years ago

1721 - François Hemsterhuis, Dutch philosopher and author (d. 1790)

Births299 years ago

1761 - Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian field marshal and politician, Governor-General of Finland (d. 1818)

Births259 years ago

1773 - George Cayley, English engineer and politician (d. 1857)

Births247 years ago

1776 - Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1811)

Births244 years ago

1797 - Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)

Births223 years ago

1797 - Charles Hodge, American theologian (d. 1878)

Births223 years ago

1803 - François-Marie-Thomas Chevalier de Lorimier, Canadian activist (d. 1839)

Births217 years ago

1809 - Alexandros Rizos Rangavis, Greek poet and politician, Foreign Minister of Greece (d. 1892)

Births211 years ago

1822 - Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist (d. 1895)

Births198 years ago

1823 - Mackenzie Bowell, English-Canadian journalist and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1917)

Births197 years ago

1827 - Stanisław Mieroszewski, Polish-born politician, writer, historian and member of the Imperial Council of Austria (d. 1900)

Births193 years ago

1832 - Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and philanthropist, founded the Tretyakov Gallery (d. 1897)

Births188 years ago

1858 - Juan Luis Sanfuentes, Chilean lawyer and politician, 17th President of Chile (d. 1930)

Births162 years ago

1863 - Louis Lincoln Emmerson, American lawyer and politician, 27th Governor of Illinois (d. 1941)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Hermann-Paul, French painter and illustrator (d. 1940)

Births156 years ago

1879 - Sydney Greenstreet, English-American actor (d. 1954)

Births141 years ago

1883 - Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1979)

Births137 years ago

1888 - Thea von Harbou, German actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 1954)

Births132 years ago

1892 - Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian captain and pilot (d. 1917)

Births128 years ago

1896 - Louis Bromfield, American author and theorist (d. 1956)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (d. 1952)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Carl Zuckmayer, German author and playwright (d. 1977)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Inejiro Asanuma, Japanese politician (d. 1960)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Hans Stuck, German race car driver (d. 1978)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer (d. 1992)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Irene Handl, English actress (d. 1987)

Births119 years ago

1904 - René Bonnet, French race car driver and engineer (d. 1983)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Cliff Arquette, American actor and comedian (d. 1974)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Oscar Levant, American pianist, composer, and actor (d. 1972)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Asaf Halet Çelebi, Turkish poet (d. 1958)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (d. 1999)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Mary Howard, English author (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Conrad L. Raiford, American baseball player and activist (d. 2002)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1978)

Births113 years ago

1909 - James Riddell, English skier and author (d. 2000)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Charles Olson, American poet and educator (d. 1970)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Anna Russell, English-Canadian singer and actress (d. 2006)

Births109 years ago

1915 - William Masters, American gynecologist, author, and academic (d. 2001)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian-Cypriot footballer and manager (d. 1999)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Werner Baumbach, German pilot (d. 1953)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Cathy Lewis, American actress (d. 1968)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Buddy Boudreaux, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 2015)

Births103 years ago

1917 - T. Nadaraja, Sri Lankan lawyer and academic (d. 2004)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Onni Palaste, Finnish soldier and author (d. 2009)

Births103 years ago

1918 - John Celardo, American captain and illustrator (d. 2012)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Charles Sweeney, American general and pilot (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Bruce Hobbs, American jockey and trainer (d. 2005)

Births100 years ago

1923 - Bruno Bobak, Polish-Canadian painter and educator (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Lucas Mangope, South African politician (d. 2018)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Jean Bartik, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1924 - James A. McClure, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Michel Piccoli, French actor, singer, director, and producer

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jerome Courtland, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Antony Gardner, English engineer and politician (d. 2011)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Nityanand Swami, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (d. 2012)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Audrey Wagner, American baseball player, obstetrician, and gynecologist (d. 1984)

Births93 years ago

1930 - Marshall Sahlins, American anthropologist and academic

Births90 years ago

1930 - Wilfrid Sheed, English-born American novelist and essayist (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Scotty Moore, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2016)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Dave Marr, American golfer (d. 1997)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Larisa Latynina, Ukrainian gymnast and coach

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jeffrey Sterling, Baron Sterling of Plaistow, English businessman

Births86 years ago

1935 - Michael Turnbull, English bishop

Births85 years ago

1936 - Phil Sharpe, English cricketer (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Eve Uusmees, Estonian swimmer and coach

Births84 years ago

1939 - John Amos, American actor

Births81 years ago

1940 - David Shepherd, English cricketer and umpire (d. 2009)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Miles Aiken, American basketball player and coach

Births79 years ago

1941 - Mike Pinder, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births79 years ago

1941 - Nolan Richardson, American basketball player and coach

Births79 years ago

1942 - Byron Browne, American baseball player

Births78 years ago

1942 - Thomas Menino, American politician, 53rd Mayor of Boston (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Ron Rothstein, American basketball player and coach

Births78 years ago

1943 - Cokie Roberts, American journalist and author (d. 2019)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Joan Manuel Serrat, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Peter Sinfield, English songwriter and producer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Roy White, American baseball player and coach

Births77 years ago

1944 - Mick Jones, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Foreigner)

Births76 years ago

1946 - Lenny Kaye, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Joe Kinnear, Irish footballer and manager

Births74 years ago

1946 - Janet Street-Porter, English journalist and producer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Polly Toynbee, English journalist and author

Births74 years ago

1947 - Bill Eadie, American wrestler and coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Doug Livermore, English footballer and manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - Osman Pamukoğlu, Turkish general and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Willy Polleunis, Belgian runner

Births73 years ago

1948 - Gérard Depardieu, French-Russian actor

Births72 years ago

1949 - Terry Ito, Japanese director, producer, and critic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Haris Alexiou, Greek singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Roberto Bettega, Italian footballer and manager

Births70 years ago

1950 - Terry Bozzio, American drummer and songwriter

Births70 years ago

1951 - Ernesto Zedillo, Mexican economist and politician, 54th President of Mexico

Births69 years ago

1952 - Tovah Feldshuh, American actress, singer, and playwright

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jay Hill, Canadian farmer and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - David Knopfler, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births68 years ago

1954 - Edmund Zagorski, American convicted murderer (d. 2018)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mandie Fletcher, English director, producer, and production manager

Births66 years ago

1955 - Brad Murphey, American race car driver

Births65 years ago

1955 - Barbara Olson, American journalist and author (d. 2001)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Doina Melinte, Romanian runner

Births64 years ago

1958 - Steve Jones, American golfer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Gerina Dunwich, American astrologer, historian, and author

Births61 years ago

1959 - Andre Tippett, American football player and coach

Births61 years ago

1960 - Maryam d'Abo, English actress

Births60 years ago

1960 - Donald Nally, American conductor and academic

Births60 years ago

1960 - Terry Price, Australian golfer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Guido Westerwelle, German lawyer and politician, 15th Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. 2016)

Births59 years ago

1962 - Mark Few, American basketball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - John Kampfner, Singaporean journalist and author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Bill Self, American basketball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Sherri Steinhauer, American golfer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Gaspar Noé, Argentinian-French director and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1965 - Chris Mainwaring, Australian footballer and journalist (d. 2007)

Births55 years ago

1965 - Salman Khan, Indian film actor and producer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Marianne Elliott, English director and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Bill Goldberg, American football player, wrestler and actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Eva LaRue, American model and actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Fabian Núñez, American politician

Births54 years ago

1969 - Jean-Christophe Boullion, French race car driver

Births51 years ago

1969 - Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Chyna, American professional wrestler and actress (d. 2016)

Births51 years ago

1970 - Brendon Cook, Australian race car driver and rugby player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Lorenzo Neal, American football player and radio host

Births50 years ago

1971 - Duncan Ferguson, Scottish footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Guthrie Govan, English guitarist and educator

Births49 years ago

1971 - Savannah Guthrie, American television journalist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jason Hawes, American paranormal investigator and author, founded The Atlantic Paranormal Society

Births49 years ago

1971 - Bryan Smolinski, American ice hockey player and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Colin Charvis, Welsh rugby union player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Kevin Ollie, American basketball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Matt Slocum, American guitarist and songwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Kristoffer Zegers, Dutch pianist and composer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Tomáš Janků, Czech high jumper

Births46 years ago

1974 - Masi Oka, Japanese-American actor and visual effects designer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Fumiko Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jay Pandolfo, American ice hockey player and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - Aigars Fadejevs, Latvian race walker and therapist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Kjell Eriksson, Swedish television personality

Births45 years ago

1975 - Heather O'Rourke, American actress (d. 1988)

Births45 years ago

1976 - Nikolaos Georgeas, Greek footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Piotr Morawski, Polish mountaineer (d. 2009)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Daimí Pernía, Cuban basketball player and hurdler

Births44 years ago

1976 - Fernando Pisani, Canadian-Italian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jacqueline Pillon, Canadian actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Chris Tate, English footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Deuce McAllister, American football player

Births42 years ago

1979 - David Dunn, English footballer and manager

Births41 years ago

1979 - Carson Palmer, American football player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Bernard Berrian, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Cesaro, Swiss professional wrestler

Births40 years ago

1980 - Dahntay Jones, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Meelis Kompus, Estonian journalist

Births40 years ago

1981 - David Aardsma, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Moise Joseph, American-Haitian runner

Births39 years ago

1981 - Patrick Sharp, Canadian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Erin E. Stead, American illustrator

Births38 years ago

1983 - Anthony Boric, New Zealand rugby union player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Cole Hamels, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jesse Williams, American high jumper

Births37 years ago

1984 - Andrejs Perepļotkins, Ukrainian-Latvian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Gilles Simon, French tennis player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Logan Bailly, Belgian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jérôme d'Ambrosio, Belgian race car driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Paul Stastny, Canadian-American ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Halley Gross, American screenwriter

Births35 years ago

1986 - Torah Bright, Australian snowboarder

Births34 years ago

1986 - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaican sprinter

Births34 years ago

1987 - Tim Browne, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Lily Cole, English model

Births33 years ago

1988 - Hera Hilmar, Icelandic actress

Births32 years ago

1988 - Zavon Hines, Jamaican-English footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ok Taec-yeon, South Korean singer and actor

Births32 years ago

1988 - Rick Porcello, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Hayley Williams, American singer-songwriter

Births32 years ago

1989 - Ingrid Várgas Calvo, Peruvian tennis player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Max Lindholm, Finnish figure skater

Births30 years ago

1990 - Milos Raonic, Canadian tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jon Marchessault, Canadian ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Michael Morgan, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Danny Wilson, Scottish footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Joel Indermitte, Estonian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Maicel Uibo, Estonian decathlete

Births28 years ago

1993 - Olivia Cooke, English actress

Births27 years ago

1995 - Timothée Chalamet, American actor

Births25 years ago

1995 - Mark Lapidus, Estonian chess player

Births25 years ago

1997 - Ana Konjuh, Croatian tennis player

Births23 years ago

Deaths

683 - Gaozong of Tang, founding emperor of the Chinese Tang dynasty (b. 628)

Deaths

870 - Aeneas of Paris, Frankish bishop

Deaths

975 - Balderic, bishop of Utrecht (b. 897)

Deaths

1003 - Emma of Blois, French duchess and regent

Deaths1017 years ago

1005 - Nilus the Younger, Byzantine abbot (b. 910)

Deaths1015 years ago

1076 - Sviatoslav II, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1027)

Deaths944 years ago

1087 - Bertha of Savoy, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1051)

Deaths933 years ago

1381 - Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, English politician (b. 1352)

Deaths639 years ago

1518 - Mahmood Shah Bahmani II, sultan of the Bahmani Sultanate (b. c. 1470)

Deaths502 years ago

1543 - George, margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (b. 1484)

Deaths477 years ago

1548 - Francesco Spiera, Italian lawyer and jurist (b. 1502)

Deaths472 years ago

1603 - Thomas Cartwright, English minister and theologian (b. 1535)

Deaths417 years ago

1656 - Andrew White, English Jesuit missionary (b. 1579)

Deaths364 years ago

1704 - Hans Albrecht von Barfus, Prussian field marshal and politician (b. 1635)

Deaths316 years ago

1707 - Jean Mabillon, French monk and scholar (b. 1632)

Deaths313 years ago

1737 - William Bowyer, English printer (b. 1663)

Deaths283 years ago

1743 - Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (b. 1659)

Deaths277 years ago

1771 - Henri Pitot, French engineer, invented the Pitot tube (b. 1695)

Deaths249 years ago

1776 - Johann Rall, Hessian colonel (b. circa">c. 1726)

Deaths244 years ago

1782 - Henry Home, Lord Kames, Scottish judge and philosopher (b. 1697)

Deaths238 years ago

1800 - Hugh Blair, Scottish minister and author (b. 1718)

Deaths220 years ago

1812 - Joanna Southcott, English religious leader (b. 1750)

Deaths208 years ago

1834 - Charles Lamb, English essayist and poet (b. 1775)

Deaths186 years ago

1836 - Stephen F. Austin, American soldier and politician (b. 1793)

Deaths184 years ago

1858 - Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French pianist and composer (b. 1785)

Deaths162 years ago

1896 - John Brown, English businessman and politician (b. 1816)

Deaths124 years ago

1900 - William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, English engineer and businessman, founded Armstrong Whitworth (b. 1810)

Deaths120 years ago

1914 - Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and engineer (b. 1863)

Deaths106 years ago

1919 - Achilles Alferaki, Russian-Greek composer and politician, Governor of Taganrog (b. 1846)

Deaths101 years ago

1923 - Gustave Eiffel, French architect and engineer, co-designed the Eiffel Tower (b. 1832)

Deaths97 years ago

1924 - Agda Meyerson, Swedish nurse and healthcare activist (b. 1866)

Deaths96 years ago

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

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - Calvin Bridges, American geneticist and academic (b. 1889)

Deaths82 years ago

1938 - Osip Mandelstam, Polish-Russian poet and critic (b. 1891)

Deaths82 years ago

1938 - Zona Gale, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1874)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Rinaldo Cuneo, American painter (b. 1877)

Deaths81 years ago

1943 - Ants Kurvits, Estonian general and politician, 10th Estonian Minister of War (b. 1887)

Deaths77 years ago

1950 - Max Beckmann, German-American painter and sculptor (b. 1884)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian priest, author, and educator (b. 1878)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Şükrü Saracoğlu, Turkish soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1887)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and author (b. 1894)

Deaths67 years ago

1955 - Alfred Carpenter, English admiral, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1881)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Lambert McKenna, Irish priest and lexicographer (b. 1870)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Harry Warner, Polish-American film producer, co-founded Warner Bros. (b. 1881)

Deaths62 years ago

1965 - Edgar Ende, German painter (b. 1901)

Deaths55 years ago

1972 - Lester B. Pearson, Canadian historian and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

Deaths48 years ago

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

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Amy Vanderbilt, American author (b. 1908)

Deaths46 years ago

1978 - Chris Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Houari Boumediene, Algerian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Algeria (b. 1932)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Bob Luman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Hafizullah Amin, Afghan educator and politician, 2nd President of Afghanistan (b. 1929)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Hoagy Carmichael, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1899)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Jack Swigert, American pilot, astronaut, and politician (b. 1931)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Jean Rondeau, French race car driver (b. 1946)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - George Dangerfield, English-American historian and journalist (b. 1904)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Dumas Malone, American historian and author (b. 1892)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Rewi Alley, New Zealand writer and political activist (b. 1897)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Hal Ashby, American director and producer (b. 1929)

Deaths32 years ago

1992 - Kay Boyle, American novelist, poet, and educator (b. 1902)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Feliks Kibbermann, Estonian chess player and philologist (b. 1902)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Evald Mikson, Estonian footballer (b. 1911)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - André Pilette, Belgian race car driver (b. 1918)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Fanny Cradock, English author and critic (b. 1909)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - J. B. L. Reyes, Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1902)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian-American pianist (b. 1909)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Genrikh Kasparyan, Armenian chess player and composer (b. 1910)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Brendan Gill, American journalist and essayist (b. 1914)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Billy Wright, Northern Irish loyalist leader (b. 1960)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Michael McDowell, American author and screenwriter (b. 1950)

Deaths21 years ago

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

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Alan Bates, English actor (b. 1934)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Iván Calderón, Puerto Rican-American baseball player (b. 1962)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Hank Garland, American guitarist (b. 1930)

Deaths16 years ago

2007 - Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani financier and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1953)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Polish director and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jaan Kross, Estonian author and poet (b. 1920)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Delaney Bramlett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1939)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Robert Graham, Mexican-American sculptor (b. 1938)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Isaac Schwartz, Ukrainian-Russian composer and educator (b. 1923)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Catê, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1973)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Michael Dummett, English soldier, philosopher, and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Helen Frankenthaler, American painter and educator (b. 1928)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Johnny Wilson, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1929)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Harry Carey, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Lloyd Charmers, Jamaican singer, keyboard player, and producer (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tingye Li, Chinese-American physicist and engineer (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Archie Roy, Scottish astronomer and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., American general and engineer (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Salt Walther, American race car driver (b. 1947)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Richard Ambler, English-Scottish biologist and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mohamad Chatah, Lebanese economist and politician, Lebanese Minister of Finance (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gianna D'Angelo, American soprano and educator (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Matheson, Canadian colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Farooq Sheikh, Indian actor, philanthropist and a popular television presenter (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ben Ammi Ben-Israel, American-Israeli religious leader, founded the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ulises Estrella, Ecuadorian poet and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ronald Li, Hong Kong accountant and businessman (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Karel Poma, Belgian bacteriologist and politician (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Stein Eriksen, Norwegian-American skier (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Dave Henderson, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1958)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ellsworth Kelly, American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Meadowlark Lemon, American basketball player and minister (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Alfredo Pacheco, Salvadoran footballer (b. 1982)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Stevie Wright, English-Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Carrie Fisher, American actress, screenwriter, author, producer, and speaker (b. 1956)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1933)

Deaths4 years ago

2019 - Maria Creveling, American League of Legends player (b. 1995)

Deaths1 years ago

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