Historians in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 564

  • 1910-01-03 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian
  • 1910-01-11 Dorothy Stroud, English museum curator & biographer, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1997)
  • 1910-04-19 Andrew Gilchrist, British ambassador (Ireland, Indonesia, Iceland), born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • 1910-07-20 Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, British historian (William the Silent)
  • 1910-11-25 Leon Poliakov, historian
  • 1911-08-10 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
  • 1911-11-01 Henri Troyat, Russian-French author and historian, born in Moscow (d. 2007)
  • 1912-01-30 Barbara Tuchman, American historian & author (Pulitzer, Guns of August), born in New York (d. 1989)
  • 1912-02-14 Edmund George Love, American historian & author (A Small Bequest)=
  • 1912-04-14 Belinda Quirey, dance historian and teacher (d. 1996)
  • 1912-11-18 Jaap Meijer, Dutch historian and rabbi in Paramaribo, born in Winschoten, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1913-02-10 Ragnhild Marie Hatton, Norwegian historian, born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1995)
  • 1913-02-20 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1994)
  • 1913-03-01 Helmut Gernsheim, German photographer, collector and historian, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1913-06-17 Felix Hartlaub, German historian and writer, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1913-07-03 William Deakin, British historian and warden (St Anthony's College Oxford), born in London (d. 2005)
  • 1913-10-27 Joseph Medicine Crow, Native American chief and historian, born near Lodge Grass, Montana (d. 2013)
  • 1914-01-15 Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (The Last Days of Hitler), born in Glanton, England (d. 2003)
  • 1914-01-16 Roger Aubert, Belgian church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
  • 1914-04-27 Albert Soboult, French historian, born in Ammi Moussa, French Algeria (d. 1982)
  • 1914-10-01 Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and author (The Americans: The Democratic Experience - 1974 Pulitzer Prize)
  • 1914-10-02 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1914-12-13 Alan Bullock, British historian and author (Hitler: A Study in Tyranny), born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England (d. 2004)
  • 1915-01-02 John Hope Franklin, historian
  • 1915-05-06 Theodore H. White, American journalist (Making of President, Pulitzer Prize 1962), born in Dorchester, Boston (d. 1986)
  • 1915-07-16 Edward Miller, British historian and Master (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge), born in Acklington Park, Warkworth, Northumberland (d. 2000)
  • 1915-08-29 Denys Hay, British historian, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1994)
  • 1915-11-04 Alistair Cameron Crombie, Australian historian of science, born in Brisbane, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1916-05-20 Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1916-08-26 Allan Leslie Merson, historian
  • 1917-01-21 Rohan Butler, historian
  • 1917-03-23 H C Allen, American historian
  • 1917-05-20 Richard Cobb, British historian, born in Frinton-on-Sea (d. 1996)
  • 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)
  • 1917-08-17 Safa Khulusi, Iraqi writer and historian, born in Baghdad (d. 1995)
  • 1917-10-15 Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr, American historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 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, British historian, born in Bristol, England (d. 1994)
  • 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, British neurologist, medical historian,and museum keeper, born in Felling-on-Tyne, England (d. 1996)
  • 1919-10-07 George Duby, historian
  • 1920-01-20 Peter Clemoes, British historian, born in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 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, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • 1920-06-30 Sam Moskowitz, American writer and historian of science fiction, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1920-09-12 Jan W. Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet and historian (Blossoming Stone), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 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)
  • 1921-04-26 Margaret Gowing, English historian (Independence and Deterrence: Britain and Atomic Energy), born in Kensington, London (d. 1998)
  • 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 J. C. Holt, English medieval historian, born in Yorkshire, England (d. 2014)
  • 1922-08-08 Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian

Person of interestHoward Zinn

1922-08-24 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist (A People's History of the United States), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Historian and Activist Howard Zinn
Historian and Activist
Howard Zinn
  • 1923-06-25 Tony Parker, British oral historian, born in Stockport, Cheshire (d. 1996)
  • 1923-09-17 John Rigby Hale, British linguist and historian, born in Ashford, Kent (d. 1999)
  • 1923-09-24 Mervyn Brown, British diplomat and historian of Madagascar
  • 1923-12-17 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (d. 2006)
  • 1924-03-22 Paul Fussell, American historian (The Great War and Modern Memory), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2012)
  • 1924-04-08 Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English army officer (NATO Commander) and historian, born in Coventry, England (d. 2006)
  • 1924-04-15 John Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham, British writer and historian, born in Westminster, London (d. 2001)
  • 1924-07-05 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator, born in Holzminden, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1925-06-21 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian and politician, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1925-09-23 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (d. 2006)
  • 1925-09-30 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist
  • 1925-09-30 Félix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, born in La Rioja Province, Argentina (d. 2009)
  • 1925-11-09 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian and journalist (A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1926-02-01 Douglas Johnson, British historian, born in Edinburgh (d. 2005)
  • 1926-07-01 Robert Fogel, American economic historian (Nobel Prize 1993), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1926-08-01 Burton Stein, American historian, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1926-08-09 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz), born in Amsterdam (d. 1994)
  • 1926-09-09 Annie nee Becker Kriegel, historian
  • 1926-10-02 Jan Morris, Welsh journalist, historian and travel writer (Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys), born in Clevedon, Somerset, England (d. 2020)
  • 1926-10-15 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (The History of Sexuality), born in Poitiers (d. 1984)
  • 1926-10-18 Thomas Millar, Australian historian and political scientist, born in Kalamunda, Western Australia (d. 1994)
  • 1926-10-22 Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian

Person of interestJoachim Fest

1926-12-08 Joachim Fest, German historian and journalist (Hitler biography, Speer: The Final Verdict), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2006)

Historian and Journalist Joachim Fest
Historian and Journalist
Joachim Fest
  • 1927-06-02 Phillip Burton, historian (Vanishing Eagles)
  • 1927-06-18 John Phillipps Kenyon, English historian, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1996)
  • 1927-06-28 Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
  • 1928-01-22 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian (d. 2004)
  • 1928-03-22 Dmitri Volkogonov, Russian historian (biographies of Stalin and Lenin) and colonel general, born in Chita, USSR (d. 1995)
  • 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, American historian, born in New York (d. 1996)
  • 1928-06-07 David Malcolm Lewis, English historian, expert in Greek Epigraphy, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1928-07-12 Hayden White, American "literary criticism" historian (Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe), born in Martin, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • 1928-11-02 Paul Johnson, English journalist, author and historian, born in Manchester, England
  • 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, Italian historian of Fascism, born in Rieti, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1929-04-08 WIlliam K. Everson, English American film historian, born in Yeovil, England (d. 1996)
  • 1929-07-07 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • 1929-08-16 Wyatt Tee Walker, African-American pastor, civil rights leader, chief of staff for Martin Luther King, Jr. and cultural historian, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2018)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 555

  • 1989-02-06 Barbara Tuchman, historian (Guns of August-Pulitzer), dies at 77
  • 1989-08-15 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
  • 1989-09-04 Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian, dies at 86
  • 1989-11-02 Hermann Bengtson, German historian (Greeks Ancient Times), dies at 80
  • 1990-01-26 Lewis Mumford, American historian (b. 1895)

Person of interestA. J. P. Taylor

1990-09-07 A.J.P Taylor [Alan John Percival], English historian (The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848–1918, Origins of the Second World War), dies at 84

Historian A. J. P. Taylor
Historian
A. J. P. Taylor
  • 1991-01-29 Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian, dies
  • 1991-10-28 John Korbal, film historian (Marlene Dietrich), dies at 51
  • 1991-11-13 Hanson Baldwin, US military historian, dies at 88
  • 1991-11-29 Louis Finkelstein, American historian and theologist (Pharizees), dies at 96
  • 1992-05-04 Henri Guillemin, French historian, dies at 89
  • 1992-08-21 Theo van Tijn, Marxist/social-historian, dies at 65
  • 1992-12-02 Loek Elfferich, Dutch journalist/historian (Treason in Rotterdam), die
  • 1993-01-17 Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
  • 1993-02-07 W Sybout A Colenbrander, Dutch historian/journalist, dies at 82
  • 1993-03-10 C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress) and author (Parkinson's Law), dies at 83
  • 1993-07-09 Jaap Meijer, Dutch historian and rabbi in Paramaribo, dies at 80
  • 1993-08-23 Victorine Hefting, historian/wife of Bert Baker, dies at 88
  • 1993-10-19 Jack Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91
  • 1993-10-24 Ben Scholtens, historian (Gaama Duumi), murdered at 39
  • 1993-11-01 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (b. 1911)
  • 1993-12-12 Jozsef Antall, historian/premier of Hungary (1990-93), dies at 61
  • 1994-02-01 Fouad Fram al-Boustani, Lebanese historian (Rawaeaa), dies at 88
  • 1994-02-27 Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, dies at 84
  • 1994-02-28 G. O. Sayles, English historian, dies at 92
  • 1994-03-03 Mauritius van Haegendoren, Flemish historian and senator, dies at 90
  • 1994-04-07 Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), dies at 85
  • 1994-06-04 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian, dies at 84
  • 1994-06-05 Thomas Millar, historian, dies at 67
  • 1994-06-14 Denys Hay, British historian, dies at 78
  • 1994-07-12 David Malcolm Lewis, English historian, expert in Greek Epigraphy, dies at 56
  • 1994-07-12 James Bysse Joll, British historian, dies at 76
  • 1994-07-14 Robert Jungk, German/French/Us/Austrian philosopher/historian, dies
  • 1994-08-04 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian and politician, dies at 69
  • 1994-09-06 Wolf Donner, Austrian movie historian/festival director, dies at 55

Person of interestKarl Popper

1994-09-17 Karl Popper, philosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92

Philosopher and Professor Karl Popper
Philosopher and Professor
Karl Popper
  • 1994-09-25 John Richard Ravensdale, historian, dies at 73
  • 1994-09-26 Maurice Ashley, historian and editor (The Listener), dies at 87
  • 1994-12-15 Henry Phelps Brown, British historian and economist, dies at 88
  • 1994-12-16 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), dies at 81
  • 1995-01-22 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar), dies at 88
  • 1995-02-10 S van der Linde, church historian, dies at 89
  • 1995-03-19 Fernand Lodewick, literature historian (Literature), dies at 85
  • 1995-05-16 Ragnhild Marie Hatton, Norwegian historian, dies at 82
  • 1995-07-20 Helmut Gernsheim, German photographer, collector and historian, dies at 82
  • 1995-08-26 John Costello, British military historian, dies at 52
  • 1995-09-03 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, British economic historian, dies at 75
  • 1995-09-08 Safa Khulusi, Iraqi writer and historian, dies at 78
  • 1995-09-16 Michael Balfour, historian, dies at 86
  • 1995-09-22 Albert Goodwin, English historian, dies at 89
  • 1995-10-17 Peter Hinchcliff, historian, dies at 66
  • 1995-10-28 Allan Leslie Merson, historian, dies at 79
  • 1995-11-09 F. G. Emmison, British archivist and historian, dies at 88
  • 1995-11-16 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist, dies at 70
  • 1995-12-06 Dmitri Volkogonov, Russian historian (biographies of Stalin and Lenin) and colonel general, dies at 67
  • 1995-12-12 Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian, dies at 61
  • 1996-01-06 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher, dies at 68
  • 1996-01-15 Richard Cobb, British historian, dies at 78
  • 1996-01-22 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert, dies at 77
  • 1996-02-09 Alistair Cameron Crombie, Australian historian of science, dies at 80
  • 1996-02-18 Richard Leslie Hill, historian, dies at 94
  • 1996-03-07 Aled Eames, Welsh maritime historian, dies at 74
  • 1996-04-05 Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian, dies at 67
  • 1996-04-11 Edwin Clarke, British neurologist, medical historian,and museum keeper, dies of pancreatic cancer at 76
  • 1996-04-14 William K. Everson, English American film historian, dies at 67
  • 1996-04-22 David Shipman, English film historian, dies at 63
  • 1996-04-26 Burton Stein, American historian, dies at 69
  • 1996-05-25 Renzo de Felice, Italian historian of Fascism, dies at 67
  • 1996-09-13 Anthony Nicholas Maria Wahl, American historian, dies at 68
  • 1996-10-02 Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian, dies at 93
  • 1996-10-03 Denis Frank Owen, British ecologist and natural historian, dies at 65
  • 1996-10-03 Tony Parker, British oral historian, dies at 73
  • 1996-10-13 Albert Hughes Williams, teacher and historian, dies at 89
  • 1996-10-27 Belinda Quirey, dance historian and teacher, dies at 84
  • 1996-10-30 Rohan Butler, historian, dies at 79
  • 1996-10-31 John Gorman, printer and socialist historian, dies at 66
  • 1996-12-03 George Duby, historian, dies at 77
  • 1996-12-09 Raphael Samuel, British Marxist historian, dies at 61
  • 1996-12-31 Michael Roberts, English historian, dies at 88
  • 1997-01-22 Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican historian and political activist, dies at 98
  • 1997-01-24 Callum Alexander MacDonald, Scottish historian, dies of cancer at 49
  • 1997-02-01 Peter Morris, British historian of France, dies at 50
  • 1997-04-15 Sam Moskowitz, American writer & historian of science fiction, dies at 76
  • 1997-10-03 A. L. Rowse, British author and historian, dies at 93
  • 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
  • 1998-03-17 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, dies at 83
  • 1998-07-16 John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
  • 1998-11-07 Margaret Gowing, English historian (Independence and Deterrence: Britain and Atomic Energy), dies at 77
  • 1999-05-20 Robert Rhodes James, British politician historian (Gallipoli), dies at 66
  • 1999-08-12 John Rigby Hale, British linguist and historian, dies at 75
  • 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)
  • 2000-12-21 Edward Miller, British historian and Master (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge), dies at 85
  • 2001-03-13 Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian (b. 1895)
  • 2001-07-22 Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (History of the Greeks), dies at 92

Famous Historians