Statisticians in History

Mathematics: Algebra - Mathematicians

Historical Events

  • 1839-11-27 American Statistical Association organizes in Boston
  • 1933-12-17 NFL starts official stats as Bears beat Giants 23-21 in champ game

Famous Birthdays

  • 1620-04-24 John Graunt, statistician, founder of science of demography
  • 1648-12-15 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)
  • 1719-10-20 Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer, statistician and economist
  • 1796-02-22 Adolphe Quetelet, Belgium, mathematician/astronomer/statistician
  • 1808-03-23 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, sociologist/historian (Statistic yearbook)
  • 1821-03-26 Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel)
  • 1844-02-20 Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist (statistical mechanics)
  • 1868-03-22 Henry W Methorst, lawyer/director (Dutch Cent Bureau of Statistics)
  • 1876-06-13 William Sealey Gosset, English chemist, statistician (d. 1937)
  • 1880-06-21 Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker (d. 1941)
  • 1896-12-27 Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security Board)
  • 1898-10-31 Alfred Sauvy, French statistician (Affluence & Population)
  • 1901-11-26 Philippus J Idenburg, Dutch statistician
  • 1904-07-28 [John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman
  • 1905-05-20 Harry Campion, statistician/founder (British Central Statistical Office)
  • 1910-03-08 Bernard Benjamin, statistician, actuary and demographer (d. 2002)
  • 1912-08-02 Vladimir Zerjavic, Croatian statistician (d. 2001)
  • 1915-06-16 John Tukey, American statistician (d. 2000)
  • 1916-01-31 Violet Cane, statistician
  • 1920-03-20 Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician
  • 1932-02-14 Jack Hibbert, director (Central Statistical Office)
  • 1942-01-26 William McLennan, CEO (Central Statistical Office)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949-10-05 Bill James [George William James], American baseball writer and statistician ( sabermetrics), born in Holton, Kansas

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James
Baseball Writer and Statistician
Bill James

Famous Deaths

  • 1674-04-18 John Graunt, English statistician (b. 1620)
  • 1712-08-29 Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63
  • 1772-05-01 Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer/statistics/economist, dies at 52
  • 1896-12-08 Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel), dies at 75
  • 1926-04-19 Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian statistician (b. 1874)
  • 1929-11-17 Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
  • 1955-07-10 Henry W Methorst, Dutch director (Central Bureau of Statistic), dies
  • 1957-01-21 Arthur L Bowley, English statistician/economist, dies at 87
  • 1965-03-13 Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
  • 1977-09-04 E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (b. 1911)
  • 1987-04-12 Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security) dies at 90
  • 1991-02-28 Wassily Hoeffding, American statistician (b. 1914)
  • 1996-05-24 Harry Campion, statistician, dies at 91
  • 1996-07-09 Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician, dies at 76
  • 2000-07-26 John Tukey, American statistician (b. 1915)
  • 2001-09-05 Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian UN statistician (b. 1912)
  • 2009-01-29 Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (b. 1939)