Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Commonwealth Day (Northern Mariana Islands)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Children's Day can fall, while January 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Saturday in January. (Thailand)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Lee–Jackson Day can fall, while January 14 is the latest; celebrated on Friday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Virginia)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

307 - Jin Huaidi becomes emperor of China in succession to his father, Jin Huidi, despite a challenge from his uncle, Sima Ying.

Events

1297 - François Grimaldi, disguised as a monk, leads his men to capture the fortress protecting the Rock of Monaco, establishing his family as the rulers of Monaco.

Events723 years ago

1454 - The papal bull Romanus Pontifex awards the Kingdom of Portugal exclusive trade and colonization rights to all of Africa south of Cape Bojador.

Events566 years ago

1499 - Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany in accordance with a law set by his predecessor, Charles VIII.

Events521 years ago

1547 - The first Lithuanian-language book, Simple Words of Catechism, is published in Königsberg.

Events473 years ago

1735 - The premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante takes place at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Events285 years ago
Events274 years ago

1790 - George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City.

Events230 years ago

1806 - Cape Colony becomes a British colony.

Events214 years ago

1815 - War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British.

Events205 years ago
Events192 years ago

1835 - The United States national debt is zero for the only time.

Events185 years ago

1867 - African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.

Events153 years ago

1877 - Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.

Events143 years ago

1889 - Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' — his punched card calculator.

Events131 years ago

1904 - The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system.

Events116 years ago

1912 - The African National Congress is founded, under the name South African Native National Congress (SANNC).

Events108 years ago

1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I.

Events102 years ago

1920 - The steel strike of 1919 ends in a complete failure for the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers labor union.

Events100 years ago

1926 - Crown Prince Nguyễn Phúc Vĩnh Thuỵ ascends the throne to become the last monarch of Vietnam.

Events94 years ago

1926 - Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud is crowned King of Hejaz.

Events94 years ago

1936 - Kashf-e hijab decree is enforced by Reza Shah ordering the police to physically remove the Hijab from any woman in public.

Events84 years ago
Events80 years ago

1945 - World War II: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces.

Events75 years ago

1956 - Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.

Events64 years ago

1959 - Charles de Gaulle is proclaimed as the first President of the French Fifth Republic.

Events61 years ago

1961 - In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle's policies in Algeria.

Events59 years ago

1963 - Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Events57 years ago

1964 - President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.

Events56 years ago

1972 - Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.

Events48 years ago

1973 - Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.

Events47 years ago

1973 - Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.

Events47 years ago

1975 - Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.

Events45 years ago

1977 - Three bombs explode in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.

Events43 years ago

1981 - A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be "perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time".

Events39 years ago

1982 - Breakup of the Bell System: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.

Events38 years ago

1989 - Kegworth air disaster: British Midland Flight 92, a Boeing 737-400, crashes into the M1 motorway, killing 47 of the 126 people on board.

Events31 years ago

1994 - Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.

Events26 years ago

1996 - An Antonov An-32 cargo aircraft crashes into a crowded market in Kinshasa, Zaire, killing up to 223 on the ground; two of six crew members are also killed.

Events24 years ago

2002 - President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.

Events18 years ago

2003 - Turkish Airlines Flight 634 crashes near Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey, killing the entire crew and 70 of the 75 passengers.

Events17 years ago

2003 - Air Midwest Flight 5481 crashes at Charlotte-Douglas Airport, Charlotte, North Carolina, killing all 21 people on board.

Events17 years ago

2004 - The RMS Queen Mary 2, then the largest ocean liner ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.

Events16 years ago

2005 - The nuclear sub USS San Francisco collides at full speed with an undersea mountain south of Guam. One man is killed, but the sub surfaces and is repaired.

Events15 years ago

2009 - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake in northern Costa Rica kills 15 people and injures 32.

Events11 years ago

2010 - Gunmen from an offshoot the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda attack a bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, killing three.

Events10 years ago

2011 - The attempted assassination of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona, in which five people were shot dead.

Events9 years ago

2016 - Joaquín Guzmán, widely regarded as the world's most powerful drug trafficker, is recaptured following his escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico.

Events4 years ago

Births

1037 - Su Dongpo, Chinese calligrapher and poet (d. 1101)

Births983 years ago

1345 - Kadi Burhan al-Din, poet, kadi, and ruler of Sivas (d. 1398)

Births675 years ago

1462 - Walraven II van Brederode, Dutch nobleman (d. 1531)

Births558 years ago

1529 - John Frederick II, duke of Saxony (d. 1595)

Births491 years ago

1556 - Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese daimyō (d. 1623)

Births464 years ago

1583 - Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1643)

Births437 years ago

1587 - Johannes Fabricius, German astronomer and academic (d. 1616)

Births433 years ago

1587 - Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1629)

Births433 years ago

1589 - Ivan Gundulić, Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1638)

Births431 years ago

1601 - Baltasar Gracián, Spanish priest and author (d. 1658)

Births419 years ago
Births392 years ago

1632 - Samuel von Pufendorf, German economist and jurist (d. 1694)

Births388 years ago

1635 - Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish cardinal (d. 1709)

Births385 years ago

1638 - Elisabetta Sirani, Italian painter (d. 1665)

Births382 years ago

1680 - Sebastiano Conca, Italian painter (d. 1764)

Births340 years ago

1735 - John Carroll, American archbishop, founder of Georgetown University (d. 1815)

Births285 years ago

1763 - Edmond-Charles Genêt, French-American translator and diplomat (d. 1834)

Births257 years ago

1786 - Nicholas Biddle, American banker and financier (d. 1844)

Births234 years ago

1788 - Rudolf of Austria, Austrian archduke and archbishop (d. 1831)

Births232 years ago

1792 - Lowell Mason, American composer and educator (d. 1872)

Births228 years ago

1805 - John Bigler, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 3rd Governor of California (d. 1871)

Births215 years ago

1805 - Orson Hyde, American religious leader, 3rd President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (d. 1878)

Births215 years ago

1812 - Sigismond Thalberg, Swiss pianist and composer (d. 1871)

Births208 years ago

1817 - Theophilus Shepstone, English-South African politician (d. 1893)

Births203 years ago

1821 - James Longstreet, American general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Turkey (d. 1904)

Births199 years ago

1823 - Alfred Russel Wallace, Welsh-English geographer, biologist, and explorer (d. 1913)

Births197 years ago

1824 - Wilkie Collins, English novelist, playwright, and short story writer (d. 1889)

Births196 years ago

1824 - Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet and composer (d. 1861)

Births196 years ago

1830 - Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)

Births190 years ago

1836 - Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch-English painter and academic (d. 1912)

Births184 years ago

1843 - Frederick Abberline, English police officer (d. 1929)

Births177 years ago

1843 - Karl Eduard Heusner, German admiral (d. 1891)

Births177 years ago

1843 - John H. Moffitt, American sergeant and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1926)

Births177 years ago

1852 - James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)

Births168 years ago

1854 - Fanny Bullock Workman, American mountaineer, geographer, and cartographer (d. 1925)

Births166 years ago

1860 - Emma Booth, English author (d. 1903)

Births160 years ago

1862 - Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher, founded the Doubleday Publishing Company (d. 1934)

Births158 years ago

1865 - Winnaretta Singer, American philanthropist (d. 1943)

Births155 years ago

1866 - William G. Conley, American educator and politician, 18th Governor of West Virginia (d. 1940)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Emily Greene Balch, American economist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)

Births153 years ago

1870 - Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1930)

Births150 years ago

1871 - James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish captain and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 1940)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Iuliu Maniu, Romanian lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1953)

Births147 years ago

1876 - Arturs Alberings, Latvian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Latvia (d. 1934)

Births144 years ago

1879 - Charles Bryant, English-American actor and director (d. 1948)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Henrik Shipstead, American dentist and politician (d. 1960)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Linnie Marsh Wolfe, American librarian and author (d. 1945)

Births139 years ago

1883 - Pavel Filonov, Russian painter and poet (d. 1941)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Patrick J. Hurley, American general, politician, and diplomat, 51st United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)

Births137 years ago

1885 - John Curtin, Australian journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1945)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Mór Kóczán, Hungarian javelin thrower and pastor (d. 1972)

Births135 years ago

1885 - A. J. Muste, Dutch-American pastor and activist (d. 1967)

Births135 years ago

1888 - Richard Courant, German-American mathematician and academic (d. 1972)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Walther Bothe, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Storm Jameson, English journalist and author (d. 1986)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Bronislava Nijinska, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1972)

Births129 years ago

1894 - Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr and saint (d. 1941)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Arthur Ford, American psychic, founded the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship (d. 1971)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Jaromír Weinberger, Czech-American composer and academic (d. 1967)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Dennis Wheatley, English soldier and author (d. 1977)

Births123 years ago

1899 - S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (d. 1959)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Dorothy Adams, American character actress (d. 1988)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Merlyn Myer, Australian philanthropist (d. 1982)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Georgy Malenkov, Russian engineer and politician (d. 1988)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Carl Rogers, American psychologist and academic (d. 1987)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Karl Brandt, German physician and SS officer (d. 1948)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Tampa Red, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1981)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Carl Gustav Hempel, German philosopher from the Vienna and the Berlin Circle (d. 1997)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and poet (d. 1988)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Serge Poliakoff, Russian-French painter (d. 1969)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Keizō Hayashi, Japanese general and civil servant (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Fearless Nadia, Australian-Indian actress and stuntwoman (d. 1996)

Births112 years ago

1908 - William Hartnell, English actor (d. 1975)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Ashapoorna Devi, Indian author and poet (d. 1995)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Willy Millowitsch, German actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer (d. 1995)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist (d. 1992)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Evelyn Wood, American author and educator (d. 1995)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Galina Ulanova, Russian actress and ballerina (d. 1998)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Tom Delaney, English race car driver and businessman (d. 2006)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress, dancer, and author (d. 1970)

Births109 years ago

1912 - José Ferrer, Puerto Rican-American actor and director (d. 1992)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Lawrence Walsh, Canadian-American lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th United States Deputy Attorney General (d. 2014)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Walker Cooper, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1994)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Richard Benedict, American actor and director (d. 1984)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Gordon Kahl, American tax protester and cop-killer (d. 1983)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Dale D. Myers, American engineer (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jan Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (d. 1986)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Larry Storch, American actor and comedian

Births97 years ago

1923 - Giorgio Tozzi, American opera singer and actor (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (d. 1985)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American computer scientist and author (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Benjamin Lees, Chinese-American soldier and composer (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Ron Moody, English actor and singer (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Mohan Rakesh, Indian author and playwright (d. 1972)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Lazzaro Donati, Italian artist (d. 1977)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Kerwin Mathews, American actor (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian dancer and choreographer (d. 2004)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer

Births94 years ago

1926 - Soupy Sales, American comedian and actor (d. 2009)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Charles Tomlinson, English poet and academic (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Slade Gorton, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 14th Attorney General of Washington

Births92 years ago

1928 - Gaston Miron, Canadian poet and author (d. 1996)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Luther Perkins, American country guitarist (d. 1968)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Saeed Jaffrey, Indian-British actor (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1931 - Bill Graham, German-American businessman (d. 1991)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Clarence Benjamin Jones, American lawyer and scholar

Births89 years ago

1933 - Nolan Miller, American fashion and jewelry designer (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Charles Osgood, American soldier and journalist

Births87 years ago

1933 - Jean-Marie Straub, French director and screenwriter

Births87 years ago

1933 - Willie Tasby, American baseball player

Births87 years ago

1934 - Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Gene Freese, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Roy Kinnear, British actor (d. 1988)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Alexandra Ripley, American author (d. 2004)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Lewis H. Lapham, American publisher, founded Lapham's Quarterly

Births85 years ago

1935 - Elvis Presley, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1977)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Zdeněk Mácal, Czech-American conductor

Births84 years ago

1936 - Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-English zoologist, ecologist, and academic

Births84 years ago

1937 - Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Bob Eubanks, American game show host and producer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Yevgeny Nesterenko, Russian opera singer and educator

Births82 years ago

1939 - Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan-American fashion designer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ruth Maleczech, American actress (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Alan Wilson, English mathematician and academic

Births81 years ago

1940 - Mark Bretscher, English biologist and academic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Cristy Lane, American country and gospel singer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Graham Chapman, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Robin Ellis, English actor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author (d. 2018)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Junichirō Koizumi, Japanese politician, 56th Prime Minister of Japan

Births78 years ago

1942 - Yvette Mimieux, American actress

Births78 years ago

1942 - Royce Waltman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Charles Murray, American political scientist and author

Births77 years ago

1944 - Terry Brooks, American lawyer and author

Births76 years ago

1945 - Nancy Bond, American author and academic

Births75 years ago

1945 - Phil Beal, English footballer, defender

Births75 years ago

1945 - Kadir Topbaş, Turkish architect and politician, 31st Mayor of Istanbul

Births75 years ago

1946 - Robby Krieger, American guitarist and songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Mexican drug lord

Births74 years ago

1947 - Don Bendell, American rancher and author

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Bowie, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2016)

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Gates, American journalist and novelist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Antti Kalliomäki, Finnish pole vaulter and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Samuel Schmid, Swiss lawyer and politician, 90th President of the Swiss Confederation

Births73 years ago

1947 - Terry Sylvester, English singer and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Luke Williams, New Zealand-American wrestler

Births73 years ago

1948 - Gillies MacKinnon, Scottish director and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - John Podesta, American lawyer and politician, 20th White House Chief of Staff

Births71 years ago

1949 - Lawrence Rowe, Jamaican cricketer

Births71 years ago

1951 - Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Saint Lucia

Births69 years ago

1951 - John McTiernan, American director and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Franz Pachl, German chess player and composer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Karen Tei Yamashita, American author and academic

Births69 years ago

1952 - Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist and educator

Births68 years ago

1952 - Peter McCullagh, Irish mathematician and academic

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mel Reynolds, American academic and politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Bruce Sutter, American baseball player

Births67 years ago

1954 - Konstantinos Kypriotis, Greek martial artist (d. 1995)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Joan Kingston, Canadian nurse, educator, and politician

Births65 years ago

1955 - Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer and coach

Births65 years ago

1955 - Mike Reno, Canadian singer and drummer

Births65 years ago

1957 - Nacho Duato, Spanish dancer and choreographer

Births63 years ago

1957 - David Lang, American composer and academic

Births63 years ago

1958 - Betsy DeVos, American businesswoman and politician, 11th Secretary of Education

Births62 years ago

1958 - Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler, trainer, and actor

Births62 years ago

1959 - Kim Duk-koo, South Korean boxer (d. 1982)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mike Harwood, Australian golfer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Keith Rodden, American NASCAR crew chief

Births61 years ago

1960 - Lee Tomboulian, American pianist, accordion player, composer, and educator

Births60 years ago

1960 - Dave Weckl, American drummer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Keith Arkell, English chess player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Shoaib Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer

Births59 years ago

1964 - Marc Quinn, English sculptor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ron Sexsmith, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births56 years ago

1966 - Willie Anderson, American basketball player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Igor Vyazmikin, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2009)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Andrew Wood, American singer-songwriter (d. 1990)

Births54 years ago

1967 - Torsten Gowitzke, German footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Steven Jacobs, Australian television host and actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - R. Kelly, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Tom Watson, English politician

Births53 years ago

1969 - J. Hunter Johnson, American game designer, author, and translator

Births51 years ago

1970 - Rachel Friend, Australian actress and journalist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Rod Maybon, Australian rugby league player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Jason Giambi, American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jesper Jansson, Swedish footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mike Süsser, German chef and author

Births49 years ago

1971 - Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Paul Clement, English footballer, coach, and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Giuseppe Favalli, Italian footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jacob Sager Weinstein, American author and humorist

Births48 years ago

1973 - Mike Cameron, American baseball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Henning Solberg, Norwegian race car driver

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jason Stevens, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1975 - Harris Jayaraj, Indian composer and producer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Kenneth Andam, Ghanaian sprinter and businessman

Births44 years ago

1976 - Carl Pavano, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Amber Benson, American actress, writer, director, and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Francesco Coco, Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1979 - Torry Castellano, American drummer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Seol Ki-hyeon, South Korean footballer and manager

Births41 years ago

1979 - Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Sarah Polley, Canadian actress, director, and screenwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tomasz Schafernaker, Polish-English meteorologist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mirella van Melis, Dutch cyclist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Adam Goodes, Australian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Rachel Nichols, American actress and producer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ioannis Kokkodis, Greek swimmer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Virgil Spier, Dutch sprinter and hurdler

Births39 years ago

1981 - Trent Waterhouse, Australian rugby league player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Gaby Hoffmann, American actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Jon Daly, Irish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Chris Masters, American wrestler and actor

Births37 years ago

1984 - Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Stephen Simpson, South African race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jeon Ji-ae, South Korean actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kim Jong-un, North Korean soldier and politician, 3rd Supreme Leader of North Korea

Births36 years ago

1986 - David Silva, Spanish footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Carmen Klaschka, German tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Vitaliy Hoshkoderya, Ukrainian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Adrián López, Spanish footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Michael Mancienne, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Aaron Cruden, New Zealand rugby player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Lee Yi-kyung, South Korean actor

Births31 years ago

1990 - Hassan Adhuham, Maldivian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jeff Allen, American football player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Sascha Bigalke, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Jorge Enríquez, Mexican footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Josh Hazlewood, Australian cricketer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Josh Jackson, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Stefan Johansen, Norwegian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Stefan Savić, Montenegrin footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Shin Ji-min, South Korean singer and rapper

Births29 years ago

1991 - Emiliano Tabone, Argentinian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Stefanie Dolson, American basketball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Koke, Spanish footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Apostolos Vellios, Greek footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Giovanni Galbieri, Italian sprinter

Births27 years ago

1993 - James Tedesco, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1998 - Manuel Locatelli Italian footballer

Births22 years ago

Deaths

307 - Hui of Jin, Chinese emperor (b. 259)

Deaths

482 - Severinus of Noricum, Italian apostle and saint

Deaths

871 - Bagsecg, Viking warrior and leader

Deaths

926 - Athelm, archbishop of Canterbury

Deaths

1079 - Adèle of France, countess of Flanders (b. 1009)

Deaths941 years ago

1107 - Edgar, king of Scotland (b. 1074)

Deaths913 years ago

1198 - Celestine III, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1106)

Deaths822 years ago

1332 - Andronikos III, emperor of Trebizond

Deaths688 years ago

1337 - Giotto, Italian painter and architect, designed Scrovegni Chapel and Giotto's Campanile (b. 1266)

Deaths683 years ago

1354 - Charles de La Cerda, French nobleman (b. 1327)

Deaths666 years ago

1424 - Stephen Zaccaria, archbishop of Patras

Deaths596 years ago

1456 - Lawrence Giustiniani, Italian bishop and saint (b. 1381)

Deaths564 years ago

1464 - Thomas Ebendorfer, Austrian historian and academic (b. 1385)

Deaths556 years ago

1538 - Beatrice of Portugal, duchess of Savoy (b. 1504)

Deaths482 years ago

1557 - Albert Alcibiades, margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (b. 1522)

Deaths463 years ago

1570 - Philibert de l'Orme, French sculptor and architect, designed the Château d'Anet (b. 1510)

Deaths450 years ago

1598 - John George, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1525)

Deaths422 years ago

1642 - Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (b. 1564)

Deaths378 years ago

1664 - Moses Amyraut, French physician and theologian (b. 1596)

Deaths356 years ago

1707 - John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish soldier and politician, Scottish Secretary of State (b. 1648)

Deaths313 years ago

1713 - Arcangelo Corelli, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1653)

Deaths307 years ago

1775 - John Baskerville, English printer and type designer (b. 1706)

Deaths245 years ago

1789 - Jack Broughton, English boxer (b. 1703)

Deaths231 years ago

1794 - Justus Möser, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1720)

Deaths226 years ago

1815 - Edward Pakenham, Anglo-Irish general and politician (b. 1778)

Deaths205 years ago

1825 - Eli Whitney, American engineer and theorist, invented the cotton gin (b. 1765)

Deaths195 years ago

1853 - Mihály Bertalanits, Slovene-Hungarian poet and educator (b. 1788)

Deaths167 years ago

1854 - William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, English field marshal and politician, Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance (b. 1768)

Deaths166 years ago

1865 - Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. 1779)

Deaths155 years ago

1874 - Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French historian and archaeologist (b. 1814)

Deaths146 years ago

1878 - Nikolay Nekrasov, Russian poet and critic (b. 1821)

Deaths142 years ago

1878 - Gauchito Gil, Argentinian saint (b. 1847)

Deaths142 years ago

1880 - Emperor Norton, English-American businessman (b. 1811)

Deaths140 years ago

1883 - Miska Magyarics, Slovene-Hungarian poet (b. 1825)

Deaths137 years ago

1896 - William Rainey Marshall, American banker and politician, 5th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)

Deaths124 years ago

1896 - Paul Verlaine, French poet and writer (b. 1844)

Deaths124 years ago

1901 - John Barry, Irish soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1873)

Deaths119 years ago

1912 - Friedrich Schrempf, German journalist and politician (b. 1858)

Deaths108 years ago

1914 - Simon Bolivar Buckner, American general and 30th Governor of Kentucky (b. 1823)

Deaths106 years ago

1916 - Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)

Deaths104 years ago

1916 - Ada Rehan, Irish-American actress (b. 1860)

Deaths104 years ago

1918 - Johannes Pääsuke, Estonian photographer and director (b. 1892)

Deaths102 years ago

1918 - Ellis H. Roberts, American journalist and politician, 20th Treasurer of the United States (b. 1827)

Deaths102 years ago

1920 - Josef Josephi, Polish-born singer and actor (b.1852)

Deaths100 years ago

1925 - George Bellows, American painter (b.1882)

Deaths95 years ago

1934 - Andrei Bely, Russian novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1880)

Deaths86 years ago

1934 - Alexandre Stavisky, Ukrainian-French financier (b. 1886)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - Rauf Yekta, Turkish musicologist and author (b. 1871)

Deaths85 years ago

1938 - Johnny Gruelle, American author and illustrator (b. 1880)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, English general (b. 1857)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American lawyer and religious leader (b. 1869)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Richard Hillary, Australian pilot and author (b. 1919)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Andres Larka, Estonian general and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of War (b. 1879)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - William Kissam Vanderbilt II, American lieutenant and sailor (b. 1878)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Karl Ernst Krafft, Swiss astrologer and author (b. 1900)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Kurt Schwitters, German painter and graphic designer (b. 1887)

Deaths72 years ago

1950 - Joseph Schumpeter, Czech-American economist and academic (b. 1883)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Antonia Maury, American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1866)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Hugh Binney, English admiral and politician, 16th Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)

Deaths67 years ago

1954 - Eduard Wiiralt, Estonian-French painter and illustrator (b. 1898)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Jim Elliot, American missionary and martyr (b. 1928)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Mary Colter, American architect, designed the Desert View Watchtower (b. 1869)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - John Duff, Canadian race car driver (b. 1895)

Deaths62 years ago

1961 - Schoolboy Rowe, American baseball player and coach (b. 1910)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Kay Sage, American painter (b. 1898)

Deaths57 years ago

1969 - Albert Hill, English runner and coach (b. 1889)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Elmar Kaljot, Estonian footballer and coach (b. 1901)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Georges Guibourg, French actor, singer, and playwright (b. 1891)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Kenneth Patchen, American poet and author (b. 1911)

Deaths48 years ago

1975 - Richard Tucker, American tenor (b. 1913)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Zhou Enlai, Chinese soldier and politician, 1st Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Robert Forgan, Scottish-English physician and politician (b. 1891)

Deaths44 years ago

1979 - Sara Carter, American singer-songwriter and harp player (b. 1898)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - John Mauchly, American physicist and academic (b. 1907)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Grégoire Aslan, Swiss-English actor and screenwriter (b. 1908)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Gerhard Barkhorn, German general and pilot (b. 1919)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Tom McCall, American journalist and politician, 30th Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Gale Page, American actress (b. 1910)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Eerik Kumari, Estonian ornithologist and academic (b. 1912)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Pierre Fournier, French cellist and educator (b. 1906)

Deaths34 years ago

1990 - Bernard Krigstein, American illustrator (b. 1919)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Terry-Thomas, English actor and comedian (b. 1911)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Steve Clark, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1960)

Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Pat Buttram, American actor and comedian (b. 1915)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Harvey Haddix, American baseball player and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Metin Göktepe, Turkish photographer and journalist (b. 1968)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - François Mitterrand, French sergeant and politician, 21st President of France (b. 1916)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Howard Taubman, American author and critic (b. 1907)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Melvin Calvin, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Michael Tippett, English composer and conductor (b. 1905)

Deaths22 years ago

2002 - Alexander Prokhorov, Australian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Dave Thomas, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Wendy's (b. 1932)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (b. 1925)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - John A. Gambling, American radio host (b. 1930)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Tony Banks, Baron Stratford, Northern Irish broadcaster and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics (b. 1943)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Jane Bolin, American lawyer and judge (b. 1908)

Deaths13 years ago
Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - David Ervine, Northern Irish politician and activist (b. 1953)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Iwao Takamoto, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - George Moore, Australian jockey and trainer (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Lasantha Wickrematunge, Sri Lankan Journalist (b. 1958)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Art Clokey, American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Jiří Dienstbier, Czech journalist and politician (b. 1937)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norwegian footballer (b. 1924)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Dave Alexander, American singer and pianist (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - T. J. Hamblin, English haematologist and academic (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Madin, English architect, designed the Birmingham Central Library (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bernhard Schrader, German chemist and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian-French pianist and educator (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jeanne Manford, American educator and activist, co-founded PFLAG (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Alasdair Milne, Indian-English director and producer (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Vicente T. Blaz, American general and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Madeline Gins, American poet and architect (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher, Dutch-Australian swimmer (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Antonino P. Roman, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Andraé Crouch, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Kep Enderby, Australian lawyer, judge, and politician, 23rd Attorney-General for Australia (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Patsy Garrett, American actress and singer (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian race car driver (b. 1926)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - German Moreno, Filipino television host, actor, comedian & talent manager (b. 1933)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Nicolai Gedda, Swedish operatic tenor (b. 1925)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - James Mancham, Seychellois politician (b. 1939)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iranian politician (b. 1934)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Peter Sarstedt, Indian-British singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)

Deaths3 years ago

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