21st January 1905
Christian Dior, French fashion designer and inventor of the "New Look", was born. 115 years.
25th January 1990
Ava Lavinia Gardner, American actress and singer, died. 30 years.
15th March 1990
Mikhail Gorbachev became president of Soviet Union. 30 years.
21st April 1990
Romain de Tirtoff, Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials, died. 30 years.
9th May 1860
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, Scottish novelist who created Peter Pan, was born. 160 years.
20th July 2010
Lucian Freud, German-born English artist, died. 10 years.
26th August 1910
Mother Teresa MC, the Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun, missionary and Saint, was born. 110 years
27th August 1965
Le Corbusier, Swiss-born French architect and city planner, died. 55 years.
2nd October 1890
Julius Henry Marx, known as Groucho Marx, American comedian, film and television star, was born. 130 years
23rd October 1940
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, was born. 80 years
2nd December 1950
I, Robot, a collection of nine science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov, was published for the first time. 50 years
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