Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances:Befana Day (Italy)

Holidays and observances

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances:Christmas (Armenian Apostolic Church)

Holidays and observances

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances:Christmas Eve (Russia)

Holidays and observances

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances:Christmas Eve (Ukraine)

Holidays and observances

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances:Christmas Eve (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Holidays and observances

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances:Christmas Eve (North Macedonia)

Holidays and observances

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances:Little Christmas (Ireland)

Holidays and observances

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances:Þrettándinn (Iceland)

Holidays and observances

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances:Three Wise Men Day

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Holidays and observances

Christian Feast day

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

1066 - Following the death of Edward the Confessor on the previous day, the Witan meets to confirm Harold Godwinson as the new King of England; Harold is crowned the same day, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.

Events954 years ago

1205 - Philip of Swabia undergoes a second coronation as King of the Romans.

Events815 years ago

1322 - Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia, having defeated his half-brother Stefan Konstantin in battle. His son is crowned "young king" in the same ceremony.

Events698 years ago
Events665 years ago
Events571 years ago

1492 - The Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella enter Granada at the conclusion of the Granada War.

Events528 years ago

1536 - The first European school of higher learning in the Americas, Colegio de Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco, is founded by Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza and Bishop Juan de Zumárraga in Mexico City.

Events484 years ago
Events480 years ago

1579 - The Union of Arras unites the southern Netherlands under the Duke of Parma (Ottavio Farnese), governor in the name of King Philip II of Spain.

Events441 years ago

1641 - Arauco War: The first Parliament of Quillín is celebrated, putting a temporary hold on hostilities between Mapuches and Spanish in Chile.

Events379 years ago

1661 - English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England. The revolt is suppressed after a few days.

Events359 years ago

1721 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings, revealing details of fraud among company directors and corrupt politicians.

Events299 years ago

1781 - In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey in the Channel Islands.

Events239 years ago

1809 - Combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces begin the Invasion of Cayenne during the Napoleonic Wars.

Events211 years ago

1838 - Alfred Vail and colleagues demonstrate a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).

Events182 years ago

1839 - The Night of the Big Wind, the most damaging storm in 300 years, sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.

Events181 years ago

1847 - Samuel Colt obtains his first contract for the sale of revolver pistols to the United States government.

Events173 years ago

1870 - The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.

Events150 years ago

1893 - The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.

Events127 years ago

1900 - Second Boer War: Having already besieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.

Events120 years ago

1907 - Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.

Events113 years ago

1912 - New Mexico is admitted to the Union as the 47th U.S. state.

Events108 years ago

1912 - German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.

Events108 years ago
Events91 years ago

1929 - Mother Teresa arrives by sea in Calcutta, India, to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people.

Events91 years ago

1930 - The first diesel-powered automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.

Events90 years ago

1941 - United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.

Events79 years ago

1946 - The first general election ever in Vietnam is held.

Events74 years ago

1947 - Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to offer a round-the-world ticket.

Events73 years ago

1950 - The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response.

Events70 years ago

1951 - Korean War: Beginning of the Ganghwa massacre, in the course of which an estimated 200–1,300 South Korean communist sympathizers are slaughtered.

Events69 years ago

1960 - National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami.

Events60 years ago

1960 - The Associations Law comes into force in Iraq, allowing registration of political parties.

Events60 years ago

1967 - Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.

Events53 years ago

1974 - In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.

Events46 years ago

1989 - Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh are sentenced to death for conspiracy in the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi; the two men are executed the same day.

Events31 years ago

1992 - President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia flees the country as a result of the military coup.

Events28 years ago

1993 - Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.

Events27 years ago

1995 - A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.

Events25 years ago

2005 - A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, United States, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.

Events15 years ago

2012 - Twenty-six people are killed and 63 wounded when a suicide bomber blows himself up at a police station in Damascus.

Events8 years ago

2017 - Five people are killed and six others injured in a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport in Broward County, Florida.

Events3 years ago

2019 - Forty people are killed in a gold mine collapse in northern Afghanistan.

Events1 years ago

Births

Births764 years ago
Births653 years ago
Births636 years ago

1412 - Joan of Arc, French martyr and saint (d. 1431)

Births608 years ago

1486 - Martin Agricola, German composer and theorist (d. 1556)

Births534 years ago

1488 - Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (d. 1540)

Births532 years ago

1493 - Olaus Petri, Swedish clergyman (d. 1552)

Births527 years ago

1500 - John of Ávila, Spanish mystic and saint (d. 1569)

Births520 years ago

1525 - Caspar Peucer, German physician and scholar (d. 1602)

Births495 years ago
Births482 years ago

1561 - Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (d. 1656)

Births459 years ago
Births433 years ago

1595 - Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French educator and courtier (d. 1650)

Births425 years ago

1617 - Christoffer Gabel, Danish politician (d. 1673)

Births403 years ago

1632 - Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton, Scottish peeress (d. 1716)

Births388 years ago

1641 - Wolfgang Dietrich of Castell-Remlingen, German nobleman (d. 1709)

Births379 years ago
Births365 years ago

1670 - Alexander Gordon, Scottish-Russian general (d. 1752)

Births350 years ago

1673 - James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire (d. 1744)

Births347 years ago

1695 - Giuseppe Sammartini, Italian oboe player and composer (d. 1750)

Births325 years ago

1702 - José de Nebra, Spanish composer (d. 1768)

Births318 years ago

1714 - Percivall Pott, English surgeon (d. 1788)

Births306 years ago

1745 - Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French co-inventor of the hot air balloon (d. 1799)

Births275 years ago

1785 - Andreas Moustoxydis, Greek historian and philologist (d. 1860)

Births235 years ago

1793 - James Madison Porter, American lawyer and politician, 18th United States Secretary of War (d. 1862)

Births227 years ago

1795 - Anselme Payen, French chemist and academic (d. 1871)

Births225 years ago

1799 - Jedediah Smith, American hunter, explorer, and author (d. 1831)

Births221 years ago

1803 - Henri Herz, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1888)

Births217 years ago

1807 - Joseph Petzval, German-Hungarian mathematician and physicist (d. 1891)

Births213 years ago

1808 - Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American conchologist and paleontologist (d. 1864)

Births212 years ago

1811 - Charles Sumner, American lawyer and politician (d. 1874)

Births209 years ago

1819 - Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)

Births201 years ago

1822 - Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist and businessman (d. 1890)

Births198 years ago

1832 - Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)

Births188 years ago

1836 - Ludwig Schüler, German lawyer and politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 1930)

Births184 years ago

1838 - Max Bruch, German composer and conductor (d. 1920)

Births182 years ago

1842 - Clarence King, American geologist, mountaineer, and critic (d. 1901)

Births178 years ago

1848 - Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet and journalist (d. 1876)

Births172 years ago

1856 - Giuseppe Martucci, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1909)

Births164 years ago

1857 - Hugh Mahon, Irish-Australian publisher and politician, 10th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1931)

Births163 years ago

1857 - William Russell, American lawyer and politician, 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)

Births163 years ago

1859 - Samuel Alexander, Australian-English philosopher and academic (d. 1938)

Births161 years ago

1861 - Victor Horta, Belgian architect, designed Hôtel van Eetvelde (d. 1947)

Births159 years ago

1861 - George Lloyd, English-Canadian bishop and theologian (d. 1940)

Births159 years ago

1861 - János Zsupánek, Slovene-Hungarian author and poet (d. 1951)

Births159 years ago

1868 - Vittorio Monti, Italian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1922)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Gustav Bauer, German journalist and politician, 11th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)

Births150 years ago

1872 - Alexander Scriabin, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1915)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Fred Niblo, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1948)

Births146 years ago

1878 - Adeline Genée, Danish-born British ballerina (d. 1970)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (d. 1967)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Tom Mix, American cowboy and actor (d. 1940)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Ion Minulescu, Romanian author, poet, and critic (d. 1944)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Fan S. Noli, Albanian-American bishop and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1965)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Sam Rayburn, American lawyer and politician, 48th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1961)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet, painter, and philosopher (d. 1931)

Births137 years ago

1891 - Ted McDonald, Australian cricketer (d. 1937)

Births129 years ago

1897 - Péter Veres, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Defense (d. 1970)

Births123 years ago

1898 - James Fitzmaurice, Irish soldier and pilot (d. 1965)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Alphonse Castex, French rugby union player (d. 1969)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Phyllis Haver, American actress (d. 1960)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Heinrich Nordhoff, German engineer (d. 1968)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Maria of Yugoslavia, Queen of Yugoslavia from 1922 to 1934 (d. 1961)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Helmut Poppendick, German physician (d. 1994)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Maurice Abravanel, Greek-American pianist and conductor (d. 1993)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Francis L. Sullivan, English-American actor (d. 1956)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Idris Davies, Welsh poet and author (d. 1953)

Births115 years ago

1907 - David Fleay, Australian ornithologist and zoologist (d. 1993)

Births113 years ago

1910 - Kid Chocolate, Cuban boxer (d. 1988)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Wright Morris, American author and photographer (d. 1998)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Yiannis Papaioannou, Greek composer and educator (d. 1989)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Jacques Ellul, French philosopher and critic (d. 1994)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Danny Thomas, American actor, comedian, producer and humanitarian; founded St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (d. 1991)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Edward Gierek, Polish lawyer and politician (d. 2001)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Godfrey Edward Arnold, Austrian-American physician and academic (d. 1989)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Don Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2015)

Births105 years ago

1915 - John C. Lilly, American psychoanalyst, physician, and philosopher (d. 2001)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Alan Watts, English-American philosopher and author (d. 1973)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Park Mok-wol, influential Korean poet and academic (d. 1978)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Koo Chen-fu, Taiwanese businessman and diplomat (d. 2005)

Births103 years ago

1920 - John Maynard Smith, English biologist and geneticist (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Early Wynn, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1999)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Marianne Grunberg-Manago, Russian-French biochemist and academic (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Cary Middlecoff, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1998)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Vladimir Kazantsev, Russian runner (d. 2007)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Norman Kirk, New Zealand engineer and politician, 29th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1974)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Jacobo Timerman, Argentinian journalist and author (d. 1999)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Kim Dae-jung, South Korean lieutenant and politician, 8th President of South Korea, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Earl Scruggs, American banjo player (d. 2012)

Births96 years ago

1925 - John DeLorean, American engineer and businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company (d. 2005)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Ralph Branca, American baseball player (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Pat Flaherty, American race car driver (d. 2002)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Kid Gavilán, Cuban-American boxer (d. 2003)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Günter Rössler, German photographer and journalist (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, American physician and academic, 11th Surgeon General of the United States (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Capucine, French actress and model (d. 1990)

Births92 years ago

1930 - W. Wallace Cleland, American biochemist and educator (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Vic Tayback, American actor (d. 1990)

Births90 years ago

1931 - E. L. Doctorow, American novelist, playwright, and short story writer (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Juan Goytisolo, Spanish poet and author (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Graeme Hole, Australian cricketer (d. 1990)

Births89 years ago

1931 - P. J. Kavanagh, English poet and author (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Dickie Moore, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Stuart A. Rice, American chemist and academic

Births88 years ago

1933 - Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2003)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ian McColl, Baron McColl of Dulwich, English surgeon and academic

Births87 years ago

1933 - Emil Steinberger, Swiss actor, director, and screenwriter

Births87 years ago

1933 - Fred L. Turner, American businessman (d. 2013)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Harry M. Miller, Australian talent agent and publicist (d. 2018)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Sylvia Syms, English actress

Births86 years ago

1935 - Nino Tempo, American musician, singer, and actor

Births85 years ago

1936 - Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player and scout (d. 2017)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Darlene Hard, American tennis player

Births84 years ago

1936 - Julio María Sanguinetti, Uruguayan journalist, lawyer and politician, 29th President of Uruguay

Births84 years ago

1937 - Paolo Conte, Italian singer-songwriter and pianist

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ludvík Daněk, Czech discus thrower (d. 1998)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Lou Holtz, American football player, coach, and sportscaster

Births83 years ago

1937 - Doris Troy, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Adriano Celentano, Italian singer-songwriter, actor, and director

Births82 years ago

1938 - Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Mario Rodríguez Cobos, Argentinian philosopher and author (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1938 - William E. Connolly, American political scientist, theorist, and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Larisa Shepitko, Soviet film director, screenwriter, and actress (d. 1979)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Georgios Babiniotis, Greek linguist and philologist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2002)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Murray Rose, English-Australian swimmer and sportscaster (d. 2012)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (d. 1989)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Van McCoy, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1979)

Births80 years ago

1943 - Terry Venables, English footballer and manager

Births77 years ago

1944 - Bonnie Franklin, American actress and singer (d. 2013)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Alan Stivell, French singer-songwriter and harp player

Births76 years ago

1944 - Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births76 years ago

1945 - Allen Appel, American author, illustrator, and photographer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Barry John, Welsh rugby player

Births75 years ago

1946 - Syd Barrett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Sandy Denny, English folk-rock singer-songwriter (d 1978)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Guy Gardner, American colonel and astronaut

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dayle Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Mike Boit, Kenyan runner and academic (estimated date)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Carolyn D. Wright, American poet and academic (d. 2016)

Births71 years ago
Births70 years ago

1951 - Don Gullett, American baseball player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Kim Wilson, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player

Births69 years ago

1953 - Malcolm Young, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2017)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer, created Dragon Quest

Births66 years ago

1954 - Anthony Minghella, English director and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Trudie Styler, English actress and activist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Ajayi Agbebaku, Nigerian triple jumper

Births65 years ago

1955 - Rowan Atkinson, English actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Alex Forsyth, American ice hockey player

Births65 years ago

1955 - Susan B. Horwitz, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2014)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Graham Murray, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2013)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Angus Deayton, English actor, writer, musician, comedian, and broadcaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Elizabeth Strout, American novelist and short story writer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Justin Welby, English archbishop

Births64 years ago

1956 - Clive Woodward, English rugby player and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Michael Foale, British-American astrophysicist and astronaut

Births63 years ago

1957 - Nancy Lopez, American golfer and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1958 - Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist and economist (d. 2019)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Scott Bryce, American actor, director, and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Margus Hanson, Estonian lawyer and politician, 23rd Estonian Minister of Defence

Births62 years ago

1958 - Mohsen Rastani, Iranian photographer and journalist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Paul Azinger, American golfer and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1960 - Eric Grothe, Sr., Australian rugby league player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kari Jalonen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Nigella Lawson, English chef and author

Births60 years ago

1960 - Howie Long, American football player and sports commentator

Births60 years ago

1961 - Georges Jobé, Belgian motocross racer (d. 2012)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Nigel Melville, English rugby player

Births59 years ago

1962 - Michael Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Kevin Rosier, American mixed martial artist and boxer (d. 2015)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Vangelis Vlachos, Greek footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1963 - Norm Charlton, American baseball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Paul Kipkoech, Kenyan runner (d. 1995)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Ian Lavery, English miner and politician

Births57 years ago

1964 - Charles Haley, American football player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler and manager

Births56 years ago

1965 - Laurence Hurst, English biologist and academic

Births55 years ago

1965 - Bjørn Lomborg, Danish author and academic

Births55 years ago

1965 - Murray McLachlan, Scottish pianist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Christine Wachtel, German runner

Births55 years ago

1966 - Sharon Cuneta, Filipino singer and actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Attilio Lombardo, Italian footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Craig Perks, New Zealand golfer

Births53 years ago

1967 - A. R. Rahman, Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist

Births53 years ago

1968 - John Singleton, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2019)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Norman Reedus, American actor and model

Births51 years ago

1970 - Julie Chen, American television journalist, presenter, and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Radoslav Látal, Czech footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player, sportscaster, and actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Karin Slaughter, American author

Births49 years ago

1971 - Irwin Thomas, American-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1973 - Scott Ferguson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Vasso Karantasiou, Greek volleyball player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Daniel Cordone, Argentinian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Paul Grant, American basketball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - James Farrior, American football player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jason King, English radio and television host

Births45 years ago

1976 - Johnny Yong Bosch, American actor, voice artist, martial artist, and musician

Births44 years ago

1976 - Richard Zedník, Slovak ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Shane Rigon, Australian rugby league player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Nikki Einfeld, Canadian soprano and actress

Births42 years ago

1979 - Adrian Rainey, Australian rugby league player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Steed Malbranque, Belgian-French footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Mike Jones, American rapper and actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress and director

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jérémie Renier, Belgian-French actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Asante Samuel, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Camila Grey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Eddie Redmayne, English actor and model

Births38 years ago

1983 - Adam Burish, American ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Kate McKinnon, American actress and comedian

Births36 years ago

1985 - Nathan McIver, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Inge Vermeulen, Brazilian-Dutch field hockey player (d. 2015)

Births35 years ago

1986 - Paul McShane, Irish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Petter Northug, Norwegian skier

Births34 years ago

1987 - Gemma Gibbons, English-Scottish martial artist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Arin Hanson, American YouTube Celebrity and voice actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Bongani Khumalo, South African footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Zhang Lin, Chinese swimmer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ndamukong Suh, American football player

Births33 years ago

1989 - Andy Carroll, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Derrick Morgan, American football player

Births31 years ago

1994 - Lim Jae-beom, South Korean singer and actor (Got7)

Births26 years ago

Deaths

429 - Honoratus, French archbishop and saint (b. 350)

Deaths

786 - Abo of Tiflis, Iraqi martyr and saint (b. 756)

Deaths

884 - Hasan ibn Zayd, Tabaristan ruler

Deaths

1088 - Berengar of Tours, French scholar and theologian (b. 999)

Deaths932 years ago
Deaths872 years ago
Deaths872 years ago

1275 - Raymond of Penyafort, Catalan archbishop and saint (b. 1175)

Deaths745 years ago

1350 - Giovanni I di Murta, second doge of the Republic of Genoa

Deaths670 years ago

1358 - Gertrude van der Oosten, Beguine mystic

Deaths662 years ago

1387 - Peter IV of Aragon (b. 1319)

Deaths633 years ago

1406 - Roger Walden, English bishop

Deaths614 years ago

1448 - Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (b. 1418)

Deaths572 years ago
Deaths543 years ago

1481 - Ahmed Khan bin Küchük, Mongolian ruler

Deaths539 years ago
Deaths483 years ago

1537 - Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter, designed the Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne (b. 1481)

Deaths483 years ago

1616 - Philip Henslowe, English businessman (b. 1550)

Deaths404 years ago

1646 - Elias Holl, German architect, designed the Augsburg Town Hall (b. 1573)

Deaths374 years ago

1689 - Seth Ward, English bishop, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1617)

Deaths331 years ago

1693 - Mehmed IV, Ottoman sultan (b. 1642)

Deaths327 years ago

1711 - Philips van Almonde, Dutch admiral (b. 1646)

Deaths309 years ago

1718 - Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian lawyer and jurist (b. 1664)

Deaths302 years ago

1725 - Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Japanese actor and playwright (b. 1653)

Deaths295 years ago

1731 - Étienne François Geoffroy, French physician and chemist (b. 1672)

Deaths289 years ago

1734 - John Dennis, English playwright and critic (b. 1657)

Deaths286 years ago

1813 - Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (b. 1764)

Deaths207 years ago

1829 - Josef Dobrovský, Czech philologist and historian (b. 1753)

Deaths191 years ago

1831 - Rodolphe Kreutzer, French violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1766)

Deaths189 years ago

1840 - Frances Burney, English author and playwright (b. 1752)

Deaths180 years ago

1852 - Louis Braille, French educator, invented Braille (b. 1809)

Deaths168 years ago

1855 - Giacomo Beltrami, Italian jurist, explorer, and author (b. 1779)

Deaths165 years ago

1882 - Richard Henry Dana, Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1815)

Deaths138 years ago

1884 - Gregor Mendel, Czech geneticist and botanist (b. 1822)

Deaths136 years ago

1885 - Bharatendu Harishchandra, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1850)

Deaths135 years ago

1896 - Thomas W. Knox, American journalist and author (b. 1835)

Deaths124 years ago

1902 - Lars Hertervig, Norwegian painter (b. 1830)

Deaths118 years ago

1905 - George Van Cleaf, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1880)

Deaths115 years ago

1913 - Frederick Hitch, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1856)

Deaths107 years ago

1917 - Hendrick Peter Godfried Quack, Dutch economist and historian (b. 1834)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - Georg Cantor, German mathematician and philosopher (b. 1845)

Deaths102 years ago

1919 - Max Heindel, Danish-American astrologer and mystic (b. 1865)

Deaths101 years ago

1919 - Theodore Roosevelt, American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United States (b. 1858)

Deaths101 years ago

1921 - Devil Anse Hatfield, American guerrilla leader (b. 1839)

Deaths99 years ago

1922 - Jakob Rosanes, Ukrainian-German mathematician and chess player (b. 1842)

Deaths98 years ago

1928 - Alvin Kraenzlein, American hurdler and long jumper (b. 1876)

Deaths92 years ago

1933 - Vladimir de Pachmann, Ukrainian-German pianist (b. 1848)

Deaths87 years ago

1934 - Herbert Chapman, English footballer and manager (b. 1878)

Deaths86 years ago

1937 - André Bessette, Canadian saint (b. 1845)

Deaths83 years ago

1939 - Gustavs Zemgals, Latvian journalist and politician, 2nd President of Latvia (b. 1871)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Charley O'Leary, American baseball player and coach (b. 1882)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Emma Calvé, French soprano and actress (b. 1858)

Deaths78 years ago
Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Jacques Rosenbaum, Estonian-German architect (b. 1878)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Ida Tarbell, American journalist, reformer, and educator (b. 1857)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist and chemist (b. 1863)

Deaths75 years ago

1949 - Victor Fleming, American director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1883)

Deaths71 years ago

1952 - Sofoklis Dousmanis, Greek admiral and politician (b. 1868)

Deaths68 years ago

1966 - Jean Lurçat, French painter (b. 1892)

Deaths54 years ago

1972 - Chen Yi, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (b. 1901)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter (b. 1896)

Deaths46 years ago

1978 - Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (b. 1899)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Raymond Mays, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1899)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - A. J. Cronin, Scottish physician and author (b. 1896)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1898)

Deaths36 years ago

1990 - Ian Charleson, Scottish-English actor (b. 1949)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Pavel Cherenkov, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Ahmed Adnan Saygun, Turkish composer and musicologist (b. 1907)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Dizzy Gillespie, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (b. 1917)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Richard Mortensen, Danish painter and educator (b. 1910)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-French dancer and choreographer (b. 1938)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Joe Slovo, Lithuanian-South African lawyer and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths25 years ago

1999 - Michel Petrucciani, French-American pianist (b. 1962)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Don Martin, American cartoonist (b. 1931)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Hirini Melbourne, New Zealand singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1949)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Pierre Charles, Dominican educator and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (b. 1921)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Eileen Desmond, Irish civil servant and politician, 12th Irish Minister for Health (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Lois Hole, Canadian academic and politician, 15th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta (b. 1929)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Tarquinio Provini, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1933)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Louis Robichaud, Canadian lawyer and politician, 25th Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1925)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Lou Rawls, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Hugh Thompson, Jr., American soldier and pilot (b. 1943)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Mario Danelo, American football player (b. 1985)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1934)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Roberta Wohlstetter, American political scientist, historian, and academic (b. 1912)

Deaths13 years ago
Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Ron Asheton, American guitarist, songwriter, and actor (b. 1948)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Uche Okafor, Nigerian footballer, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1967)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist and engineer (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Celardo, American illustrator (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bob Holness, South African-English radio and television host (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Spike Pola, Australian footballer and soldier (b. 1914)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ruth Carter Stevenson, American art collector, founded the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gerard Helders, Dutch jurist and politician (b. 1905)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Ingram, American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Cho Sung-min, South Korean baseball player (b. 1973)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Bob Bolen, American businessman and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Marina Ginestà, French Resistance soldier and photographer (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nelson Ned, Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Julian Rotter, American psychologist and academic (b. 1916)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Arthur Jackson, American lieutenant and target shooter (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Basil John Mason, English meteorologist and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Florence King, American journalist and author (b. 1936)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Christy O'Connor Jnr, Irish golfer and architect (b. 1948)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Silvana Pampanini, Italian model, actress, and director, Miss Italy 1946 (b. 1925)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Ioannis Petridis, Greek politician (b. 1931)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Octavio Lepage, Venezuelan politician, President of Venezuela (b. 1923)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Om Puri, Indian actor (b. 1950)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Tilikum, American-held orca (b. ca. 1981)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - José Ramón Fernández, Cuban revolution leader (b. 1923)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Lamin Sanneh, Gambian-born American professor (b. 1942)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - W. Morgan Sheppard, British actor (b. 1932)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Paul Streeten, Austrian-born British economics professor (b. 1917)