Historians in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 564 of 564

  • 1930-08-04 John Gorman, printer and socialist historian, born in Stratford, East London (d. 1996)
  • 1930-12-01 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
  • 1931-01-30 Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1931-04-04 Denis Frank Owen, British ecologist and natural historian, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1931-09-11 Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian, born in Freudenberg, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1931-12-18 Alison Plowden, English historian (d. 2007)
  • 1932-05-03 Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), born in Colfax, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1932-10-30 Barun De, Indian historian, born in Calcutta, India (d. 2013)
  • 1932-11-04 David Shipman, English film historian, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1996)
  • 1933-03-28 Li Xueqin, Chinese eminent historian, archaeologist, and palaeographer, born in Beijing, China (d. 2019)
  • 1933-04-10 Robert Rhodes James, British politician historian (Gallipoli), born in India (d. 1999)
  • 1934-04-10 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (Pulitzer 1964), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1934-04-20 Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian (d. 1995)
  • 1934-09-26 Raphael Samuel, British Marxist historian, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1935-12-02 David Hackett Fischer, American educator and historian (Albion's Seed), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestStephen E. Ambrose

1936-01-10 Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (Band of Brothers), born in Lovington, Illinois (d. 2002)

  • 1936-10-25 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
  • 1936-12-22 James Burke, British science historian and broadcaster (Connections), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1937-04-15 Conrad Russell, 5th Earl Russell, British historian, born in Harting, West Sussex (d. 2004)
  • 1938-03-24 David Irving, British historian
  • 1938-04-17 David Dilks, British historian and vice-chancellor (Hull U), born in Foleshill, Coventry
  • 1938-06-02 Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author
  • 1938-07-19 Nicholas Bethell, 4th Baron Bethell, British historian, born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1940-02-08 Averil Cameron, British(?) historian
  • 1940-11-07 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • 1942-02-06 James Loewen, American sociologist & historian, born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1942-03-23 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
  • 1942-12-30 Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian

Person of interestDoris Kearns Goodwin

1943-01-04 Doris Kearns Goodwin, American historian and writer (Team of Rivals, No Ordinary Time), born in Brooklyn, New York

Writer and Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
Writer and Historian
Doris Kearns Goodwin

Person of interestIan Kershaw

1943-04-29 Ian Kershaw, English historian (wrote seminal biographies of Adolf Hitler), born in Oldham, England

Historian Ian Kershaw
Historian
Ian Kershaw
  • 1943-05-03 John Costello, British military historian, born in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1943-10-21 Tariq Ali, Pakistani author and historian
  • 1943-11-07 Stephen Greenblatt, American literary historian and author (The Swerve: How the World Became Modern), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1944-04-12 Lisa Jardine, British historian and writer, born in Oxford, England (d. 2015)

Person of interestMichael King

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
  • 1945-12-23 Donald A. Ritchie, American Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate, born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-09-03 Peter Morris, English historian of France (d. 1997)
  • 1947-06-09 John Gurda, American historian
  • 1947-09-16 Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1947-09-29 R J Evans, FBA, historian
  • 1947-11-11 Callum Alexander MacDonald, Scottish historian, born in Eaglesham, Renfrewshire (d. 1997)
  • 1948-10-21 Shaye Cohen, Historian and Professor at Harvard University
  • 1949-03-14 Michael Stedman, British World War I Historian and Author
  • 1949-03-29 Keith Simpson, British politician and military historian, born in Norwich, Norfolk
  • 1949-11-22 David Pietrusza, American baseball historian
  • 1950-01-05 Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian historian, born in Iași, Romania (d. 1991)
  • 1950-03-18 Richard Kretchmer, English artist and historian
  • 1954-10-13 Claude Ribbe, French historian and writer, born in Paris
  • 1955-08-02 Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 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
  • 1960-09-27 Barron Lerner, American physician and historian
  • 1961-10-24 Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist and sports historian, born in New York
  • 1962-02-04 Alfred Twardecki, Polish historian
  • 1964-04-18 Niall Ferguson, British historian (Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, Civilisation: the West and the Rest), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964-12-26 Elizabeth Kostova, American author (The Historian), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1965-11-23 Jennifer Michael Hecht, American poet and historian
  • 1972-12-01 Norbert Wójtowicz, Polish historian and theologian
  • 1973-10-01 Rodney Kite-Powell, historian
  • 1985-04-16 Mark Baker, Welsh author and historian

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 555 of 555

  • 2001-11-09 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator, dies at 77
  • 2001-12-31 John Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham, British writer and historian, dies at 77
  • 2002-02-08 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (b. 1930)

Person of interestStephen E. Ambrose

2002-10-13 Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (Band of Brothers), dies of lung cancer at 66

  • 2002-10-23 Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, British historian, dies at 96
  • 2002-12-02 Arno Peters, German historian (b. 1916)
  • 2003-01-26 Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (The Last Days of Hitler), dies at 89
  • 2003-02-24 John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (b. 1912)
  • 2003-10-31 Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
  • 2004-02-02 Alan Bullock, British historian and author (Hitler: A Study in Tyranny), dies at 89
  • 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 interestMichael King

2004-03-30 Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), dies in a car crash at 58

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)
  • 2004-10-14 Conrad Russell, 5th Earl Russell, British historian, dies at 67
  • 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)

Person of interestJoachim Fest

2006-09-11 Joachim Fest, German historian and journalist (Hitler biography, Speer: The Final Verdict), dies at 79

Historian and Journalist Joachim Fest
Historian and Journalist
Joachim Fest
  • 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, dies at 54
  • 2007-01-02 Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian, dies at 65
  • 2007-01-06 Roberta Wohlstetter, military historian and strategist (b. 1912)
  • 2007-02-28 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson), dies at 89
  • 2007-03-02 Henri Troyat, Russian-French author and historian, dies at 95
  • 2007-04-23 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (Pulitzer 1964), dies at 73
  • 2007-09-08 Nicholas Bethell, 4th Baron Bethell, British historian, dies at 69
  • 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 and lyricist, dies at 84

Person of interestHoward Zinn

2010-01-27 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist (A People's History of the United States), dies of a heart attack at 87

Historian and Activist Howard Zinn
Historian and Activist
Howard Zinn
  • 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 (Nobel Prize 1993), dies at 86
  • 2013-07-16 Barun De, Indian historian, dies at 80
  • 2014-07-05 Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian, dies at 82
  • 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 Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, dies at 99
  • 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
  • 2016-07-08 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), dies at 98
  • 2017-03-06 Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), dies at 84
  • 2017-05-25 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian and journalist (A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962), dies at 91
  • 2018-01-23 Wyatt Tee Walker, African-American pastor, civil rights leader, chief of staff for Martin Luther King, Jr. and cultural historian, dies at 88
  • 2018-03-05 Hayden White, American "literary criticism" historian (Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe), dies at 89
  • 2018-05-01 Phil Gowan, American historian (RMS Titanic), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2018-05-04 Edwin G. Burrows, American historian and professor, dies at 74
  • 2019-02-24 Li Xueqin, Chinese eminent historian, archaeologist, and palaeographer, dies at 85

Famous Historians