Today in Historian History (Part 5)

Historical Events


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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 508

  • 1917-06-09 Eric J. Hobsbawm, Alexandria, Sultanate of Egypt, Marxist historian (The Age of Revolution; Capital; and Empire), (d. 2012)
  • 1917-07-15 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), born in Great Malvern, Worcestershire (d. 2015)
  • 1917-10-15 Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)
  • 1917-10-31 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • 1918-05-16 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert
  • 1918-06-21 James Bysse Joll, historian
  • 1919-02-25 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
  • 1919-04-11 Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), born in Bath, Somerset
  • 1919-06-18 Edwin Clarke, historian/neurologist
  • 1919-10-07 George Duby, historian
  • 1920-01-21 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, British economic historian (d. 1995)
  • 1920-02-12 William Roscoe Estep, Baptist historian and professor (d. 2000)
  • 1920-06-05 Cornelius Ryan, US historian/writer (Italians: Face of a Nation)
  • 1920-06-30 Sam Moskowitz, SF fandom historian
  • 1920-09-12 Jan W Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet/historian (Blossoming Stone)
  • 1920-10-05 Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
  • 1920-11-27 John Richard Ravensdale, historian
  • 1921-02-15 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
  • 1921-07-29 Aled Eames, Welsh maritime historian, born in Llandudno (d. 1996)
  • 1922-01-11 Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • 1922-04-01 William Manchester, Attleboro Mass, historian (Death of a President)
  • 1922-04-26 James Holt, medieval historian
  • 1922-08-08 Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian
  • 1922-08-24 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist
  • 1923-06-25 Tony Parker, oral historian
  • 1923-12-17 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (d. 2006)
  • 1924-03-22 Paul Fussell, Pasadena, California, historian (The Great War and Modern Memory), (d. 2012)
  • 1924-04-08 Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
  • 1924-04-15 John Grigg, British historian
  • 1924-07-05 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (d. 2001)
  • 1925-09-23 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (d. 2006)
  • 1925-09-30 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist
  • 1925-11-09 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian
  • 1926-02-01 Douglas Johnson, British historian, born in Edinburgh (d. 2005)
  • 1926-07-01 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel laureate, born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-08-01 Burton Stein, historian
  • 1926-08-09 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz)
  • 1926-09-09 Annie nee Becker Kriegel, historian
  • 1926-10-18 Thomas Millar, historian
  • 1926-10-22 Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian
  • 1927-06-02 Phillip Burton, historian (Vanishing Eagles)
  • 1927-06-18 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher
  • 1927-06-28 Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
  • 1928-01-22 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian (d. 2004)
  • 1928-03-22 Dmitri Antonovitch Volkogonov, soldier/historian
  • 1928-03-30 Tom Sharpe, English historian/author (Riotous Assembly, Want), (d. 2013)
  • 1928-05-17 Donald Cameron Watt, historian
  • 1928-06-07 Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl, historian
  • 1928-11-02 Paul Johnson, British historian
  • 1928-12-16 Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian
  • 1929-02-25 Peter Bingham Hinchcliff, British church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity)
  • 1929-04-08 Renzo de Felice, historian
  • 1929-04-08 WIlliam K Everson, film historian
  • 1929-07-07 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • 1930-08-04 John Gorman, printer/socialist historian
  • 1930-12-01 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
  • 1931-01-30 Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author
  • 1931-04-04 Denis Frank Owen, Natural historian
  • 1931-09-11 Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian
  • 1931-12-18 Alison Plowden, English historian (d. 2007)
  • 1932-05-03 Robert Osborne, American film historian
  • 1932-10-30 Barun De, Indian historian
  • 1932-11-04 David Shipman, film historian
  • 1933-04-10 Robert Rhodes James, historian (Gallipoli)
  • 1934-04-20 Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian
  • 1934-09-26 Raphael Samuel, historian
  • 1935-12-02 David Hackett Fischer, American historian
  • 1936-01-10 Stephen Ambrose, American historian (d. 2002)
  • 1936-10-25 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
  • 1937-04-15 Earl Russell, historian
  • 1938-03-24 David Irving, British historian
  • 1938-06-02 Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author
  • 1938-07-19 Nicholas Bethell, British historian (d. 2007)
  • 1940-02-08 Averil Cameron, British(?) historian
  • 1940-11-07 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian
  • 1942-02-06 James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
  • 1942-03-23 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
  • 1942-12-30 Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian
  • 1943-05-03 John Costello, historian
  • 1943-10-21 Tariq Ali, Pakistani author and historian
  • 1944-04-08 Anthony Farrar Hockley, military historian
  • 1944-04-12 Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, born in Oxford, England (d. 2015)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1945-12-15 Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Historian and Author Michael King
Historian and Author
Michael King
  • 1946-09-03 Peter Morris, historian of France
  • 1947-06-09 John Gurda, American historian
  • 1947-09-16 Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
  • 1947-09-29 R J Evans, FBA, historian
  • 1947-11-11 Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian
  • 1948-10-21 Shaye Cohen, Historian and Professor at Harvard University
  • 1949-03-14 Michael Stedman, British World War I Historian and Author
  • 1949-11-22 David Pietrusza, American baseball historian
  • 1950-03-18 Richard Kretchmer, English artist and historian
  • 1954-10-13 Claude Ribbe, French historian
  • 1955-08-02 Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian
  • 1957-02-15 Steve Farhood, American boxing historian and analyst
  • 1957-04-30 Aviva Chomsky, American historian, daughter of Noam Chomsky
  • 1957-08-04 Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
  • 1959-10-17 Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic
  • 1960-01-28 Robert von Dassanowsky, American cultural historian, writer, and producer
  • 1960-03-27 Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian

Famous Weddings


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 463 of 463

  • 1996-10-03 Tony Parker, oral historian, dies at 73
  • 1996-10-13 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher/historian, dies at 89
  • 1996-10-27 Belinda Quirey, dance historian/teacher, dies at 84
  • 1996-10-30 Rohan Butler, historian, dies at 79
  • 1996-10-31 John Gorman, printer/socialist historian, dies at 66
  • 1996-12-03 George Duby, historian, dies at 77
  • 1996-12-09 Raphael Samuel, historian, dies at 32
  • 1996-12-31 Michael Roberts, historian, dies at 88
  • 1997-01-24 Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian, dies at 49
  • 1997-02-01 Peter Morris, historian of France, dies at 50
  • 1997-04-15 Sam Moskowitz, SF fandom historian, dies at 76
  • 1997-10-03 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian, dies at 93
  • 1997-11-05 Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-born historian of ideas (b. 1909)
  • 1997-11-30 Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian, dies at 37
  • 1997-12-08 Leon Poliakov, historian, dies at 87
  • 1997-12-27 Dorothy Stroud, garden historian, dies at 87
  • 1997-12-28 James Lees-Milne, English writer and architectural historian, dies at 89
  • 1998-03-02 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), dies at 95
  • 1998-07-16 John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
  • 2000-01-09 Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
  • 2000-07-14 William Roscoe Estep, American Baptist historian (b. 1920)
  • 2000-07-28 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
  • 2001-03-13 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (b. 1895)
  • 2001-07-22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • 2001-11-09 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (b. 1924)
  • 2002-02-08 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (b. 1930)
  • 2002-10-13 Stephen Ambrose, American historian and biographer (b. 1936)
  • 2002-12-02 Arno Peters, German historian (b. 1916)
  • 2003-01-26 Hugh Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton, English historian (b. 1917)
  • 2003-02-24 John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (b. 1912)
  • 2003-10-31 Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
  • 2004-01-04 John Toland, American historian (b. 1912)
  • 2004-02-27 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (b. 1928)
  • 2004-02-28 Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2004-03-30 Michael King, New Zealand historian (b. 1945)

Historian and Author Michael King
Historian and Author
Michael King
  • 2004-09-18 Norman Cantor, Canadian historian (b. 1929)
  • 2004-10-08 James Chace, American historian (b. 1931)
  • 2005-03-17 George F. Kennan, American Cold War strategist and historian (b. 1904)
  • 2005-06-27 Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • 2005-11-13 Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2006-02-24 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
  • 2006-05-13 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923)
  • 2006-10-24 William Montgomery Watt, Islamic studies scholar, orientalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • 2006-11-15 David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)
  • 2007-01-01 Tad Jones, American jazz music historian (b. 1952)
  • 2007-01-02 Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian (b. 1941)
  • 2007-01-06 Roberta Wohlstetter, military historian and strategist (b. 1912)
  • 2007-02-28 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b.1917)
  • 2007-04-23 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934)
  • 2008-02-15 Amnon Netzer, Iranian-Israeli historian (b. 1934)
  • 2008-07-13 Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2009-01-17 Anders Isaksson, Swedish journalist, writer, and historian (b. 1943)
  • 2009-11-05 Félix Luna, Argentine historian (b. 1925)
  • 2010-01-27 Howard Zinn, American historian (b. 1922)
  • 2012-05-23 Paul Fussell, American historian, dies from natural causes at 88
  • 2012-10-01 Eric J. Hobsbawm, British Marxist historian, dies from pneumonia at 95
  • 2013-06-11 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel Laureate, dies at 86
  • 2015-02-03 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), dies at 78
  • 2015-04-20 Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), dies at 96
  • 2015-07-17 Rev Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, dies at 99 (d. 2015)
  • 2015-08-03 Robert Conquest, English historian and poet (The Great Terror), dies at 98
  • 2015-10-25 Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, dies of cancer at 71
  • 2016-04-03 Joseph Medicine Crow, Native American chief and historian, dies at 102