Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

The fifth day of Kwanzaa. (United States)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

999 - Battle of Glenmama: The combined forces of Munster and Meath under king Brian Boru inflict a crushing defeat on the allied armies of Leinster and Dublin near Lyons Hill in Ireland.

Events

1066 - Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city.

Events954 years ago

1460 - Wars of the Roses: Lancastrians kill the 3rd Duke of York and win the Battle of Wakefield.

Events560 years ago
Events318 years ago

1813 - War of 1812: British soldiers burn Buffalo, New York.

Events207 years ago

1816 - The Treaty of St. Louis between the United States and the united Ottawa, Ojibwa, and Potawatomi Indian tribes is proclaimed.

Events204 years ago

1825 - The Treaty of St. Louis between the United States and the Shawnee Nation is proclaimed.

Events195 years ago

1853 - Gadsden Purchase: The United States buys land from Mexico to facilitate railroad building in the Southwest.

Events167 years ago

1890 - Following the Wounded Knee Massacre, the United States Army and Lakota warriors face off in the Drexel Mission Fight.

Events130 years ago

1896 - Filipino patriot and reform advocate José Rizal is executed by a Spanish firing squad in Manila.

Events124 years ago

1896 - Canadian ice hockey player Ernie McLea scores the first hat-trick in Stanley Cup play, and the Cup-winning goal as the Montreal Victorias defeat the Winnipeg Victorias 6–5.

Events124 years ago

1897 - The British Colony of Natal annexes Zululand.

Events123 years ago
Events117 years ago

1905 - Former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated at the front gate of his home in Caldwell.

Events115 years ago

1906 - The All-India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India (later Dhaka, Bangladesh).

Events114 years ago

1916 - Russian mystic and advisor to the Tsar Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was murdered by a loyalist group led by Prince Felix Yusupov. His frozen, partially-trussed body was discovered in a Moscow river three days later.

Events104 years ago

1916 - The last coronation in Hungary is performed for King Charles IV and Queen Zita.

Events104 years ago

1927 - The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan.

Events93 years ago
Events85 years ago

1936 - The United Auto Workers union stages its first sitdown strike.

Events84 years ago

1943 - Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.

Events77 years ago

1944 - King George II of Greece declares a regency, leaving the throne vacant.

Events76 years ago

1947 - Cold War: King Michael I of Romania is forced to abdicate by the Soviet Union-backed Communist government of Romania.

Events73 years ago

1958 - The Guatemalan Air Force sinks several Mexican fishing boats alleged to have breached maritime borders, killing three and sparking international tension.

Events62 years ago
Events55 years ago

1972 - Vietnam War: The United States halts heavy bombing of North Vietnam.

Events48 years ago

1993 - Israel establishes diplomatic relations with Vatican City and also upgrades to full diplomatic relations with Ireland.

Events27 years ago

1996 - Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from 250,000 workers who shut down services across Israel.

Events24 years ago

1997 - In the worst incident in Algeria's insurgency, the Wilaya of Relizane massacres, 400 people from four villages are killed.

Events23 years ago

2000 - Rizal Day bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a period of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.

Events20 years ago
Events16 years ago

2005 - Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin.

Events15 years ago
Events14 years ago

2006 - The Indonesian passenger ferry MV Senopati Nusantara sinks in a storm, resulting in at least 400 deaths.

Events14 years ago
Events14 years ago

2009 - A segment of the Lanzhou–Zhengzhou–Changsha pipeline ruptures in Shaanxi, China, and approximately 150,000 l (40,000 US gal) of diesel oil flows down the Wei River before finally reaching the Yellow River.

Events11 years ago

2009 - A suicide bomber kills nine people at Forward Operating Base Chapman, a key facility of the Central Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan.

Events11 years ago

2013 - More than 100 people are killed when anti-government forces attack key buildings in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Events7 years ago

Births

AD 39 - Titus, Roman emperor (d. 81)

Births

159 - Empress Dowager Bian, second wife of Cao Cao, mother of Cao Wei's first emperor, Cao Pi (d. 230)

Births

1204 - Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi, ruler of Minorca (d. 1282)

Births816 years ago

1371 - Vasily I of Moscow (d. 1425)

Births649 years ago

1490 - Ebussuud Efendi, Ottoman lawyer and jurist (d. 1574)

Births530 years ago

1548 - David Pareus, German theologian (d. 1622)

Births472 years ago

1578 - Ulrik of Denmark, Danish prince-bishop (d. 1624)

Births442 years ago

1642 - Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (d. 1707)

Births378 years ago

1673 - Ahmed III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1736)

Births347 years ago

1678 - William Croft, English organist and composer (d. 1727)

Births342 years ago

1722 - Charles Yorke, English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1770)

Births298 years ago

1724 - Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter and educator (d. 1805)

Births296 years ago

1760 - Charles Sapinaud de La Rairie, French general (d. 1829)

Births260 years ago

1792 - Sylvester Jordan, German lawyer and politician (d. 1861)

Births228 years ago

1819 - Theodor Fontane, German author and poet (d. 1898)

Births201 years ago

1819 - John W. Geary, American lawyer and politician, 16th Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 1873)

Births201 years ago

1825 - Samuel Newitt Wood, American lawyer and politician (d. 1891)

Births195 years ago

1842 - Osman Hamdi Bey, Ottoman administrator, intellectual, art expert and painter (d. 1910)

Births178 years ago

1849 - John Milne, English seismologist and geologist (d. 1913)

Births171 years ago

1851 - Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman and politician, 44th Mayor of Atlanta (d. 1929)

Births169 years ago

1853 - André Messager, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1929)

Births167 years ago

1857 - Sylvio Lazzari, French-Austrian composer (d. 1944)

Births163 years ago

1865 - Rudyard Kipling, Indian-English author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

Births155 years ago

1869 - Stephen Leacock, English-Canadian political scientist and author (d. 1944)

Births151 years ago

1869 - Ōzutsu Man'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 18th Yokozuna (d. 1918)

Births151 years ago

1873 - Al Smith, American lawyer and politician, 42nd Governor of New York (d. 1944)

Births147 years ago

1878 - William Aberhart, Canadian evangelist and politician, 7th Premier of Alberta (d. 1943)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Ramana Maharshi, Indian guru and philosopher (d. 1950)

Births141 years ago

1883 - Archer Baldwin, American-English farmer and politician (d. 1966)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Lester Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1960)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Hideki Tōjō, Japanese general and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)

Births136 years ago

1887 - William Kolehmainen, Finnish-American runner and coach (d. 1967)

Births133 years ago

1890 - Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, Mexican soldier and politician, 47th President of Mexico (1952-1958) who granted women the right to vote. (d. 1973)

Births130 years ago

1897 - Alfredo Bracchi, Italian songwriter and screenwriter (d. 1976)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer, lawyer, and politician, 2nd Governor of Svalbard (d. 2001)

Births121 years ago

1904 - Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian composer and academic (d. 1987)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Daniil Kharms, Russian poet, author, and playwright (d. 1942)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Alziro Bergonzo, Italian architect and painter (d. 1997)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Carol Reed, English director and producer (d. 1976)

Births114 years ago

1910 - Paul Bowles, American composer and author (d. 1999)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Jeanette Nolan, American actress (d. 1998)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Lucio Agostini, Italian-Canadian conductor and composer (d. 1996)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Bert Parks, American actor, singer, television personality, and beauty pageant host (d. 1992)

Births106 years ago

1917 - Seymour Melman, American engineer and author (d. 2004)

Births103 years ago

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

Births101 years ago

1919 - David Willcocks, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 2015)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Rashid Karami, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Lebanon (d. 1987)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Jane Langton, American author and illustrator (d. 2018)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Prakash Vir Shastri, Indian academic and politician (d. 1977)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Yvonne Brill, Canadian-American propulsion engineer (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Ian MacNaughton, Scottish actor, producer, and director (d. 2002)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Stan Tracey, English pianist and composer (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Jan Kubíček, Czech painter and sculptor (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Bo Diddley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Rosalinde Hurley, English physician, microbiologist, and academic (d. 2004)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Roy Yorke Calne, English surgeon and academic

Births90 years ago

1930 - Red Rhodes, American guitarist (d. 1995)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Mary Rose Tuitt, Montserrat politician (d. 2005)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Tu Youyou, Chinese chemist and pharmacist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births90 years ago

1931 - Skeeter Davis, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

Births89 years ago

1931 - John T. Houghton, Welsh physicist and author

Births89 years ago

1931 - Frank Torre, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Timité Bassori, Ivorian filmmaker, actor, and writer

Births87 years ago

1934 - John N. Bahcall, American astrophysicist and astronomer, co-developed the Hubble Space Telescope (d. 2005)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Joseph Bologna, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Barry Briggs, New Zealand motorcycle racer and sportscaster

Births86 years ago

1934 - Joseph P. Hoar, American general

Births86 years ago

1934 - Del Shannon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Russ Tamblyn, American actor

Births86 years ago

1935 - Omar Bongo, Gabonese lieutenant and politician, President of Gabon (d. 2009)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Sandy Koufax, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births85 years ago

1935 - Jack Riley, American actor (d. 2016)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Gordon Banks, English footballer and manager (d. 2019)

Births83 years ago

1937 - John Hartford, American singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 2001)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Jim Marshall, American football player

Births83 years ago

1937 - Paul Stookey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births83 years ago

1938 - Ron Wolf, American Football Hall of Fame General Manager

Births82 years ago

1939 - Glenda Adams, Australian author and academic (d. 2007)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Felix Pappalardi, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1983)

Births81 years ago

1940 - James Burrows, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births80 years ago

1941 - Mel Renfro, American football player and coach

Births79 years ago

1942 - Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and activist (d. 2019)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Guy Edwards, English race car driver

Births78 years ago

1942 - Michael Nesmith, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian, academic, and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Robert Quine, American guitarist (d. 2004)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Toomas Savi, Estonian physician and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Fred Ward, American actor

Births78 years ago

1944 - William J. Fallon, American admiral

Births76 years ago

1944 - Joseph Hilbe, American mathematician and philosopher (d. 2017)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Davy Jones, English singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2012)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Lloyd Kaufman, American director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded Troma Entertainment

Births75 years ago

1945 - Paola Pigni, Italian runner

Births75 years ago

1945 - Concetta Tomei, American actress

Births75 years ago

1946 - Clive Bunker, English drummer and songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Patti Smith, American singer-songwriter and poet

Births74 years ago

1946 - Berti Vogts, German footballer and coach

Births74 years ago

1947 - James Kahn, American author, screenwriter, and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jeff Lynne, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Steve Mix, American basketball player and coach

Births73 years ago

1948 - Jed Johnson, American interior designer and director (d. 1996)

Births72 years ago

1949 - David Bedford, English runner

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jim Flaherty, Canadian lawyer and politician, 37th Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 2014)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Timothy Mo, Chinese-English author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Lewis Shiner, American journalist and author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Bjarne Stroustrup, Danish computer scientist, created the C++ programming language

Births70 years ago

1950 - Martti Vainio, Finnish runner

Births70 years ago

1951 - Doug Allder, English footballer and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Chris Jasper, American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Nick Rose, English runner

Births69 years ago

1952 - June Anderson, American soprano and actress

Births68 years ago

1953 - Daniel T. Barry, American engineer and astronaut

Births67 years ago

1953 - Dana Key, American singer, guitarist, and producer (d. 2010)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Graham Vick, English director and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Meredith Vieira, American journalist and game show host

Births67 years ago

1954 - Barry Greenstein, American poker player and philanthropist

Births66 years ago

1956 - Ingus Baušķenieks, Latvian singer-songwriter and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Suzy Bogguss, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Patricia Kalember, American actress

Births64 years ago

1956 - Sheryl Lee Ralph, American actress and singer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Matt Lauer, American television journalist and anchor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Glenn Robbins, Australian comedian and actor

Births63 years ago

1958 - Pedro Costa, Portuguese director, screenwriter, and cinematographer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Steven Smith, American engineer and astronaut

Births62 years ago

1959 - Antonio Pappano, English pianist and conductor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kåre Thomsen, Norwegian guitarist and graphic designer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Tracey Ullman, English-American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago
Births61 years ago

1960 - Richard M. Durbin, English biologist and academic

Births60 years ago

1961 - Douglas Coupland, German-Canadian author and playwright

Births59 years ago

1961 - Bill English, New Zealand farmer and politician, 39th Prime Minister of New Zealand

Births59 years ago

1961 - Sean Hannity, American radio and television host

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ben Johnson, Jamaican-Canadian sprinter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Charlie Nicholas, Scottish footballer and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1963 - Chandler Burr, American journalist and author

Births57 years ago

1963 - Milan Šrejber, Czech tennis player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mike Pompeo, American diplomat and politician; 70th United States Secretary of State

Births57 years ago

1964 - Almir Kayumov, Russian footballer and referee (d. 2013)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Sylvie Moreau, Canadian actress and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - George Newbern, American actor

Births56 years ago

1965 - Heidi Fleiss, American procurer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Gary Chartier, American philosopher, scholar, and academic

Births54 years ago

1966 - Bennett Miller, American director and producer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Carl Ouellet, Canadian wrestler and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1968 - Bryan Burk, American screenwriter and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Adam Dale, Australian cricketer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sandra Glover, American hurdler

Births52 years ago

1968 - Albano Mucci, Australian activist

Births52 years ago

1969 - Emmanuel Clérico, French race car driver

Births51 years ago

1969 - Dave England, American snowboarder and stuntman

Births51 years ago
Births51 years ago

1969 - Michelle McGann, American golfer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Meredith Monroe, American actress

Births51 years ago

1971 - Sister Bliss, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer

Births49 years ago

1971 - C. S. Lee, Korean-American actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ricardo, Spanish footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Daniel Amokachi, Nigerian footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Paul Keegan, Irish footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Dita Indah Sari, Indonesian trade union leader and activist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Steven Wiig, American actor and drummer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jason Behr, American actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ato Boldon, Trinidadian runner, sportscaster, and politician

Births47 years ago

1974 - Alexandro Alves do Nascimento, Brazilian footballer (d. 2012)

Births46 years ago

1975 - Scott Chipperfield, Australian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Tiger Woods, American golfer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Kastro, American rapper

Births44 years ago

1976 - Patrick Kerney, American football player

Births44 years ago

1976 - A. J. Pierzynski, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1977 - Laila Ali, American boxer and actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Glory Alozie, Nigerian-Spanish sprinter and hurdler

Births43 years ago

1977 - Grant Balfour, Australian baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Saša Ilić, Serbian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Scott Lucas, Australian footballer and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kenyon Martin, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Lucy Punch, English actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kazuyuki Toda, Japanese footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Devin Brown, American basketball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Tyrese Gibson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Phillips Idowu, English triple jumper

Births42 years ago

1978 - Zbigniew Robert Promiński, Polish drummer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Rob Scuderi, American ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Michael Grimm, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Yelawolf, American rapper, singer, songwriter and producer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Eliza Dushku, American actress and producer

Births40 years ago

1980 - D. J. Mbenga, Congolese-Belgian basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Alison McGovern, English politician

Births40 years ago

1981 - Cédric Carrasso, French footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ali Al-Habsi, Omani footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Michael Rodríguez, Costa Rican footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Matt Ulrich, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Kristin Kreuk, Canadian actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tobias Kurbjuweit, German footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dawan Landry, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dathan Ritzenhein, American runner

Births38 years ago

1983 - Davide Mandorlini, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Eddie Edwards, American professional wrestler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nick Symmonds, American runner

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kevin Systrom, American computer programmer and businessman, co-founded Instagram

Births37 years ago

1984 - Randall Azofeifa, Costa Rican footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Andra Day, American singer and songwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - LeBron James, American basketball player, producer and businessman

Births36 years ago

1985 - Lars Boom, Dutch cyclist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Bryson Goodwin, Australian rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Domenico Criscito, Italian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ellie Goulding, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Gianni Zuiverloon, Dutch footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Caity Lotz, American actress

Births34 years ago

1989 - Ryan Sheckler, American skateboarder and entrepreneur

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kateřina Vaňková, Czech tennis player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Joe Root, English cricketer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Bruno Henrique Pinto, Brazilian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Camila Giorgi, Italian tennis player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Ryan Tunnicliffe, English footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Carson Wentz, American football player

Births28 years ago

1995 - V, South Korean singer and actor

Births25 years ago

1996 - Brad Abbey, New Zealand rugby league player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

Deaths
Deaths

903 - Tian Jun, Chinese warlord (b. 858)

Deaths

925 - Wang Shenzhi, founder of Min (b. 862)

Deaths
Deaths905 years ago

1331 - Bernard Gui, inquisitor (b. 1261 or 1262)

Deaths689 years ago

1435 - Bonne of Berry, Regent of Savoy (b. 1362)

Deaths585 years ago
Deaths584 years ago
Deaths560 years ago
Deaths560 years ago

1525 - Jakob Fugger, German banker and businessman (b. 1459)

Deaths495 years ago

1572 - Galeazzo Alessi, Italian architect, designed the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli (b. 1512)

Deaths448 years ago

1573 - Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Italian author and poet (b. 1504)

Deaths447 years ago

1591 - Pope Innocent IX (b. 1519)

Deaths429 years ago

1621 - Job of Manyava, Ukrainian monk and saint (b. 1550)

Deaths399 years ago

1640 - John Francis Regis, French priest and saint (b. 1597)

Deaths380 years ago

1643 - Giovanni Baglione, Italian painter and historian of art (b. 1566)

Deaths377 years ago

1644 - Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist, physiologist, and physician (b. 1577)

Deaths376 years ago
Deaths358 years ago

1769 - Nicholas Taaffe, 6th Viscount Taaffe, Irish-Austrian soldier and courtier (b. 1685)

Deaths251 years ago
Deaths243 years ago

1788 - Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian painter and academic (b. 1702)

Deaths232 years ago

1803 - Francis Lewis, Welsh-American merchant and politician (b. 1713)

Deaths217 years ago

1879 - Manuel de Araújo Porto-Alegre, Baron of Santo Ângelo, Brazilian poet and painter (b. 1806)

Deaths141 years ago

1896 - José Rizal, Filipino ophthalmologist, journalist, and author (b. 1861)

Deaths124 years ago

1906 - Josephine Butler, English feminist and social reformer (b. 1828)

Deaths114 years ago

1908 - Thomas-Alfred Bernier, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1844)

Deaths112 years ago

1916 - Grigori Rasputin, Russian mystic (b. 1869)

Deaths104 years ago

1928 - Jean Collas, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (b. 1874)

Deaths92 years ago

1937 - Hans Niels Andersen, Danish businessman, founded the East Asiatic Company (b. 1852)

Deaths83 years ago

1940 - Childe Wills, American engineer (b. 1878)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - El Lissitzky, Russian photographer and architect (b. 1890)

Deaths79 years ago

1944 - Romain Rolland, French author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Song Jin-woo, South Korean journalist and politician (b. 1889)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Han van Meegeren, Dutch painter (b. 1889)

Deaths73 years ago

1947 - Alfred North Whitehead, English-American mathematician and philosopher (b. 1861)

Deaths73 years ago
Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Rex Ingamells, Australian poet and author (b. 1913)

Deaths65 years ago

1967 - Vincent Massey, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor General of Canada (b. 1887)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Trygve Lie, Norwegian journalist and politician, 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (b. 1896)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Sonny Liston, American boxer (b. 1932)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Jo Cals, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1914)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1919)

Deaths49 years ago

1979 - Richard Rodgers, American playwright and composer (b. 1902)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Alberto Vargas, Peruvian-American painter and illustrator (b. 1896)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Violette Cordery, English race car driver (b. 1900)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (b. 1905)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Yuli Daniel, Russian author and poet (b. 1925)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Isamu Noguchi, American sculptor and landscaper (b. 1904)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Raghuvir Sahay, Indian author, poet, and critic (b. 1929)

Deaths30 years ago
Deaths28 years ago

1993 - İhsan Sabri Çağlayangil, Turkish lawyer and politician, 20th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1908)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Irving "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent (b. 1907)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian-French physicist and academic (b. 1907)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Dmitri Ivanenko, Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic (b. 1904)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Ralph Flanagan, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1914)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Doris Grau, American voice actor and script supervisor (b. 1924)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Lew Ayres, American actor (b. 1908)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Shinichi Hoshi, Japanese author and illustrator (b. 1926)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Sam Muchnick, American wrestling promoter, co-founded the National Wrestling Alliance (b. 1905)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Joff Ellen, Australian comedian and actor (b. 1915)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Fritz Leonhardt, German engineer, co-designed the Cologne Rodenkirchen Bridge and Fernsehturm Stuttgart (b. 1909)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Des Renford, Australian swimmer (b. 1927)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Sarah Knauss, American supercentenarian (b. 1880)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1909)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Mary Brian, American actress (b. 1906)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Eleanor J. Gibson, American psychologist and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Mary Wesley, English author (b. 1912)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - John Gregory Dunne, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1932)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Artie Shaw, American clarinet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1910)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Eddie Barlow, South African cricketer and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Rona Jaffe, American novelist (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Saddam Hussein, Iraqi general and politician, 5th President of Iraq (b. 1937)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Terry Peck, Falkland Islander police officer and spy (b. 1938)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Michel Plasse, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1948)

Deaths14 years ago

2009 - Rowland S. Howard, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1959)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Abdurrahman Wahid, Indonesian journalist and politician, 4th President of Indonesia (b. 1940)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Bobby Farrell, Dutch dancer and performer from Aruba (b. 1949)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Ronald Searle, English-French cartoonist (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Philip Coppens, Belgian-American journalist and author (b. 1971)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Beate Sirota Gordon, Austrian-American director and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1909)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Carl Woese, American microbiologist and biophysicist (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dennis Ferguson, Australian sex offender (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Kinnaird R. McKee, American admiral (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - José María Maguregui, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Eiichi Ohtaki, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Johnny Orr, American basketball player and coach (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Paul Sally, American mathematician and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Terry Becker, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jim Galloway, Scottish-Canadian clarinet player and saxophonist (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Luise Rainer, German-born American-British actress (b. 1910)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Doug Atkins, American football player (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Howard Davis, Jr., American boxer and trainer (b. 1956)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mangesh Padgaonkar, Indian poet, playwright, and translator (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Howard Pawley, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Premier of Manitoba (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Erica Garner, American civil rights activist (b. 1990)

Deaths3 years ago

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