Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

763 - The Battle of Bakhamra between Alids and Abbasids near Kufa ends in a decisive Abbasid victory.

Events

1525 - The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.

Events495 years ago

1535 - Following the Affair of the Placards, French Protestants are burned at the stake in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris

Events485 years ago

1720 - Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.

Events300 years ago

1749 - The Teatro Filarmonico in Verona is destroyed by fire. It is rebuilt in 1754.

Events271 years ago
Events231 years ago

1793 - After being found guilty of treason by the French National Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine.

Events227 years ago
Events159 years ago

1893 - The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, is formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, now Botswana.

Events127 years ago

1908 - New York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public, only to have the measure vetoed by the mayor.

Events112 years ago

1911 - The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.

Events109 years ago
Events105 years ago
Events101 years ago

1925 - Albania declares itself a republic.

Events95 years ago

1931 - Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.

Events89 years ago

1941 - Sparked by the murder of a German officer in Bucharest, Romania, the day before, members of the Iron Guard engaged in a rebellion and pogrom killing 125 Jews.

Events79 years ago

1948 - The Flag of Quebec is adopted and flown for the first time over the National Assembly of Quebec. The day is marked annually as Québec Flag Day.

Events72 years ago

1950 - American lawyer and government official Alger Hiss is convicted of perjury.

Events70 years ago
Events66 years ago

1960 - Little Joe 1B, a Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia with Miss Sam, a female rhesus monkey on board.

Events60 years ago

1960 - Avianca Flight 671 crashes at Montego Bay, Jamaica airport, killing 37 people.

Events60 years ago

1960 - A coal mine collapses at Holly Country, South Africa, killing 435 miners.

Events60 years ago

1968 - Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh: One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.

Events52 years ago

1968 - A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete.

Events52 years ago

1971 - The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.

Events49 years ago

1976 - Commercial service of Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.

Events44 years ago

1981 - Production of the iconic DeLorean sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Events39 years ago

1985 - Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 crashes near Reno–Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nevada, killing 70 of the 71 people on board.

Events35 years ago

1997 - The U.S. House of Representatives votes 395–28 to reprimand Newt Gingrich for ethics violations, making him the first Speaker of the House to be so disciplined.

Events23 years ago

1999 - War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4,300 kilograms (9,500 lb) of cocaine on board.

Events21 years ago

2000 - Ecuador: After the Ecuadorian Congress is seized by indigenous organizations, Col. Lucio Gutiérrez, Carlos Solorzano and Antonio Vargas depose President Jamil Mahuad. Gutierrez is later replaced by Gen. Carlos Mendoza, who resigns and allows Vice-President Gustavo Noboa to succeed Mahuad.

Events20 years ago

2003 - A 7.6 magnitude earthquake strikes the Mexican state of Colima, killing 29 and leaving approximately 10,000 people homeless.

Events17 years ago

2004 - NASA's MER-A (the Mars Rover Spirit) ceases communication with mission control. The problem lies in the management of its flash memory and is fixed remotely from Earth on February 6.

Events16 years ago
Events15 years ago

2009 - Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip, officially ending a three-week war it had with Hamas. However, intermittent fire by both sides continues in the weeks to follow.

Events11 years ago

2011 - Anti government demonstrations take place in Tirana, Albania. Five people lose their lives from gunshots, allegedly fired from armed police protecting the Prime Minister's office. To date, no one has been held accountable for the deaths.

Events9 years ago

2017 - Over 400 cities across America and 160+ countries worldwide participate in a large-scale women's march, on Donald Trump's first full day as President of the United States.

Events3 years ago

2018 - Rocket Lab's Electron becomes the first rocket to reach orbit using an electric pump-fed engine and deploys three CubeSats.

Events2 years ago

Births

Births756 years ago
Births743 years ago
Births682 years ago

1493 - Giovanni Poggio, Italian cardinal and diplomat (d. 1556)

Births527 years ago

1598 - Matsudaira Tadamasa, Japanese samurai and daimyō (d. 1645)

Births422 years ago
Births408 years ago

1636 - Melchiorre Cafà, Maltese Baroque sculptor (baptised; d. 1667)

Births384 years ago

1655 - Antonio Molinari, Italian painter (d. 1704)

Births365 years ago

1659 - Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch painter (d. 1722)

Births361 years ago
Births345 years ago

1714 - Anna Morandi Manzolini, Spanish anatomist (d. 1774)

Births306 years ago

1717 - Antonio María de Bucareli y Ursúa, Spanish military officer and governor of Cuba (d. 1779)

Births303 years ago

1721 - James Murray, Scottish-English general and politician, Governor of Minorca (d. 1794)

Births299 years ago

1724 - Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French rococo painter (d. 1805)

Births296 years ago

1738 - Ethan Allen, American general (d. 1789)

Births282 years ago

1741 - Chaim of Volozhin, Orthodox rabbi (d. 1821)

Births279 years ago

1763 - Augustin Robespierre, younger brother of French Revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre (d. 1794)

Births257 years ago

1775 - Manuel Garcia, Spanish opera singer and composer (d. 1832)

Births245 years ago

1784 - Peter De Wint, English painter (d. 1849)

Births236 years ago

1788 - William Henry Smyth, Royal Navy officer, hydrographer, astronomer and numismatist

Births232 years ago

1797 - Joseph Méry, French author and journalist (d. 1866)

Births223 years ago

1800 - Theodor Fliedner, German Lutheran minister (d. 1864)

Births220 years ago

1801 - John Batman, Australian entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1839)

Births219 years ago

1804 - Moritz von Schwind, Austrian painter (d. 1871)

Births216 years ago

1808 - Juan Crisóstomo Torrico, 16th President of Peru (d. 1875)

Births212 years ago

1810 - Pierre Louis Charles de Failly, French general (d. 1892)

Births210 years ago

1811 - James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn, British statesman (d. 1885)

Births209 years ago

1813 - John C. Frémont, American general, explorer, and politician, 5th Territorial Governor of Arizona (d. 1890)

Births207 years ago

1813 - Giuseppe Montanelli, Italian statesman and author (d. 1862)

Births207 years ago

1814 - Johann Georg Theodor Grässe, German bibliographer and historian (d. 1885)

Births206 years ago

1815 - Horace Wells, American dentist (d. 1848)

Births205 years ago

1820 - Joseph Wolf, German ornithologist and illustrator (d. 1899)

Births200 years ago

1820 - Egide Walschaerts, Belgian mechanical engineer (d. 1901)

Births200 years ago

1824 - Stonewall Jackson, American general (d. 1863)

Births196 years ago

1827 - Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1900)

Births193 years ago

1829 - Oscar II of Sweden (d. 1907)

Births191 years ago

1839 - Caterina Volpicelli, Italian Roman Catholic nun (d. 1894)

Births181 years ago

1840 - Sophia Jex-Blake, English physician and feminist (d. 1912)

Births180 years ago

1841 - Édouard Schuré, French philosopher and author (d. 1929)

Births179 years ago

1843 - Émile Levassor, French engineer (d. 1897)

Births177 years ago

1845 - Harriet Backer, Norwegian painter (d. 1932)

Births175 years ago

1846 - Pieter Hendrik Schoute, Dutch mathematician and academic (d. 1923)

Births174 years ago

1846 - Albert Lavignac, French music scholar (d. 1916)

Births174 years ago

1847 - Joseph Achille Le Bel, French chemist (d. 1930)

Births173 years ago

1848 - Henri Duparc, French soldier and composer (d. 1933)

Births172 years ago

1851 - Giuseppe Allamano, Italian Roman Catholic priest (d. 1926)

Births169 years ago

1854 - Karl Julius Beloch, German classical and economic historian (d. 1929)

Births166 years ago

1854 - Eusapia Palladino, Italian Spiritualist (d. 1918)

Births166 years ago
Births165 years ago

1860 - Karl Staaff, Swedish lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)

Births160 years ago

1864 - Israel Zangwill, British author (d. 1926)

Births156 years ago

1865 - Heinrich Albers-Schonberg, German gynecologist and radiologist (d. 1921)

Births155 years ago

1867 - Ludwig Thoma, German paramedic and author (d. 1921)

Births153 years ago

1867 - Maxime Weygand, Belgian-French general (d. 1965)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Felix Hoffmann, German chemist (d. 1946)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Grigori Rasputin, Russian Mystic (d. 1916)

Births151 years ago

1871 - Olga Preobrajenska, Russian ballerina (d. 1962)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Arturo Labriola, Italian revolutionary syndicalist (d. 1959)

Births147 years ago

1874 - René-Louis Baire, French mathematician (d. 1932)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Paul E. Kahle, German orientalist (d. 1964)

Births145 years ago

1877 - Baldassarre Negroni, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1948)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Vahan Tekeyan, Armenian poet and activist (d. 1948)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Joseph Roffo, French rugby player and tug of war competitor (d. 1933)

Births141 years ago

1880 - George Van Biesbroeck, Belgian–American astronomer (d. 1974)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Ernst Fast, Swedish runner (d. 1959)

Births139 years ago

1881 - André Godard, French archaeologist, architect and historian (d. 1965)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Ivan Ribar, Yugoslav politician (d. 1968)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician and theologian (d. 1937)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Francis Gailey, Australian-American swimmer (d. 1972)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet and educator (d. 1929)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Mathias Hynes, British tug of war competitor (d. 1926)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Duncan Grant, British painter and designer (d. 1978)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Umberto Nobile, Italian engineer and explorer (d. 1978)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Harold A. Wilson, English runner (d. 1932)

Births135 years ago

1886 - John M. Stahl, American director and producer (d. 1950)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Wolfgang Köhler, German psychologist and phenomenologist (d. 1967)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Ernest Holmes, American New Thought writer (d. 1960)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Georges Vézina, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1926)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Pitirim Sorokin, American sociologist and political activist (d. 1968)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Albert Battel, German Army lieutenant and lawyer (d. 1952)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Aldo Silvani, Italian actor (d. 1964)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Francisco Lázaro, Portuguese marathon runner (d. 1912)

Births129 years ago

1895 - Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish fashion designer, founded Balenciaga (d. 1972)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Daniel Chalonge, French astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1977)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Noe Itō, Japanese anarchist, author and feminist (d. 1923)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Guy Gilpatric, American pilot and journalist (d. 1950)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Paula Hitler, younger sister of Adolf Hitler (d. 1960)

Births124 years ago

1896 - J. Carrol Naish, American actor (d. 1973)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Masa Perttilä, Finnish wrestler (d. 1968)

Births124 years ago

1897 - René Iché, French sculptor (d. 1954)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Rudolph Maté, Polish-Hungarian-American cinematographer, producer and director (d. 1964)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Ahmad Shah Qajar, Shah of Persia (d. 1930)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Eduard Zintl, German chemist (d. 1941)

Births122 years ago

1899 - John Bodkin Adams, British general practitioner and convict (d. 1983)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Gyula Mándi, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1969)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Edith Tolkien, wife and muse of J. R. R. Tolkien (d. 1971)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 1977)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Elof Ahrle, Swedish actor and director (d. 1965)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Bernhard Rensch, German evolutionary biologist (d. 1990)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Fernando Quiroga Palacios, Spanish Cardinal (d. 1971)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1978)

Births119 years ago

1903 - William Lyon, American film editor (d. 1974)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Raymond Suvigny, French weightlifter (d. 1945)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Puck van Heel, Dutch footballer (d. 1984)

Births116 years ago

1904 - John Porter, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1997)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Christian Dior, French fashion designer, founded Christian Dior S.A. (d. 1957)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Karl Wallenda, German-American acrobat and tightrope walker, founded The Flying Wallendas (d. 1978)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Leo Halle, Dutch footballer (d. 1992)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Carlo Cavagnoli, Italian boxer (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Jānis Mendriks, Latvian Catholic priest (d. 1953)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer and conductor (d. 2004)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Teofilo Spasojević, Serbian footballer (d. 1970)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Hideo Shinojima, Japanese footballer (d. 1975)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Albert Rosellini, American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Washington (d. 2011)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Rosa Kellner, German athlete (d. 1984)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Károly Takács, Hungarian shooter (d. 1976)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Dick Garrard, Australian wrestler (d. 2003)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Lee Yoo-hyung, Korean footballer and manager (d. 2003)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Konrad Emil Bloch, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)

Births108 years ago

1915 - André Lichnerowicz, French mathematician (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Orazio Mariani, Italian sprinter (d. 1981)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Pietro Rava, Italian footballer (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Zypora Spaisman, Polish midwife; American and Yiddish-language actress; producer of the Yiddish stage (d. 2002)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Erling Persson, H&M founder (d. 2002)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Jimmy Hagan, English footballer (d. 1998)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Richard Winters, American soldier (d. 2011)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Antonio Janigro, Italian cellist and conductor (d. 1989)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Eric Brown, Scottish-English captain and pilot (d. 2016)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Errol Barrow, first Prime Minister of Barbados (d. 1987)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Lincoln Alexander, Canadian lawyer and politician, 23rd Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Andreas Ostler, German bobsledder (d. 1988)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Telly Savalas, American actor (d. 1994)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Paul Scofield, English actor (d. 2008)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Predrag Vranicki, Marxist Humanist (d. 2002)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Lola Flores, Spanish singer, dancer, and actress (d. 1995)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Alberto de Mendoza, Argentine actor (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Pahiño, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Prince Andrew Romanov, Russian-American artist and author

Births97 years ago

1924 - Benny Hill, English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Charles Aidman, American actor (d. 1993)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Alex Forbes, Scottish footballer (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Eva Ibbotson, Austrian-English author (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Arnold Skaaland, American wrestler and manager (d. 2007)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Clive Donner, British director (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer (d. 1980)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Steve Reeves, American bodybuilder (d. 2000)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Roger Taillibert, French architect

Births94 years ago

1926 - Robert J. White, American neurosurgeon (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Rudolf Kraus, German footballer (d. 2003)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Gene Sharp, American political scientist and academic, founded the Albert Einstein Institution (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Reynaldo Bignone, Argentinian general and politician, 41st President of Argentina (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Radley Metzger, American filmmaker (d. 2017)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Mainza Chona, Zambian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Zambia (d. 2001)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Yoshiko Kuga, Japanese actress

Births89 years ago

1933 - Habib Thiam, Senegalese politician (d. 2017)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Audrey Dalton, Irish actress

Births86 years ago

1934 - Antonio Karmany, Spanish cyclist

Births86 years ago

1934 - Alfonso Portugal, Mexican footballer (d. 2016)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Ann Wedgeworth, American actress (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1936 - Dick Davies, American basketball player (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Judit Ágoston-Mendelényi, Hungarian fencer (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago
Births83 years ago

1938 - Sandy Barr, American wrestler and referee (d. 2007)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Romano Fogli, Italian footballer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Wolfman Jack, American radio host (d. 1995)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Paul Genevay, French sprinter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Friedel Lutz, German footballer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Steve Paxton, American dancer and choreographer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Viacheslav Platonov, Russian volleyball player and coach (d. 2005)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Jack Nicklaus, American golfer and sportscaster

Births80 years ago

1940 - Patrick Robinson, British novelist

Births80 years ago

1941 - Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Plácido Domingo, Spanish tenor and conductor

Births79 years ago

1941 - Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Mike Medavoy, Chinese-American film producer, co-founded Orion Pictures

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ivan Putski, Polish-American wrestler and bodybuilder

Births79 years ago

1941 - Elaine Showalter, American author and critic

Births79 years ago

1942 - Freddy Breck, German singer, producer, and news anchor (d. 2008)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Eugène Camara, Prime Minister of Guinea

Births78 years ago

1942 - Han Pil-hwa, North Korean speed skater

Births78 years ago

1942 - Mac Davis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Edwin Starr, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Michael G. Wilson, American producer and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1943 - Zdravko Hebel, Croatian water polo player (d. 2017)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Arnar Jónsson, Icelandic actor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Alfons Peeters, Belgian footballer (d. 2015)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Kenzo Yokoyama, Japanese footballer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Uto Ughi, Italian violinist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Pete Kircher, English drummer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Martin Shaw, English actor and producer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Ichiro Hosotani, Japanese footballer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Nella Martinetti, Swiss singer (d. 2011)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Tomás Pineda, El Salvadoran footballer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Miguel Reina, Spanish footballer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Jill Eikenberry, American actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Andrzej Bachleda, Polish former alpine skier

Births73 years ago

1947 - Dorian M. Goldfeld, American mathematician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Pye Hastings, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Michel Jonasz, French singer-songwriter and actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Joseph Nicolosi, American clinical psychologist (d. 2017)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Giuseppe Savoldi, Italian footballer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Roberto Zywica, Argentine footballer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Zygmunt Kukla, Polish footballer (d. 2016)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Hugo Tocalli, Argentine footballer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Trương Tấn Sang, Vietnamese politician and 7th President of Vietnam

Births71 years ago

1949 - Clifford Ray, American basketball coach and player

Births71 years ago

1950 - Marion Becker, German javelin thrower

Births70 years ago

1950 - Gary Locke, American politician and diplomat, 36th United States Secretary of Commerce

Births70 years ago

1950 - José Marín, Spanish racewalker

Births70 years ago

1950 - Billy Ocean, Trinidadian-English singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Agnes van Ardenne, Dutch politician and diplomat, Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation

Births70 years ago

1951 - Eric Holder, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 82nd United States Attorney General

Births69 years ago

1952 - Marco Camenisch, Swiss activist and murderer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Werner Grissmann, Austrian alpine skier

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mikhail Umansky, Russian chess player (d. 2010)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Paul Allen, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Microsoft (d. 2018)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Felipe Yáñez, Spanish cyclist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Thomas de Maizière, German politician of the Christian Democratic Union

Births66 years ago

1954 - Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkinabé director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Phil Thompson, English footballer and coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Peter Fleming, American tennis player

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jeff Koons, American painter and sculptor

Births65 years ago

1955 - Nello Musumeci, Italian politician and President of Sicily

Births65 years ago

1956 - Robby Benson, American actor and director

Births64 years ago

1956 - Geena Davis, American actress and producer

Births64 years ago

1958 - Matt Salmon, American politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Hussein Saeed, Iraqi footballer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Sergei Walter, Ukrainian politician (d. 2015)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Michael Wincott, Canadian actor

Births62 years ago

1959 - Sergei Alifirenko, Russian pistol shooter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1960 - Sidney Lowe, American basketball player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Mike Terrana, American hard rock and heavy metal drummer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Kevin Cramer, American politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Cornelia Pröll, Austrian alpine skier

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ivo Pukanić Croatian journalist (d. 2008)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Gary Shaw, English footballer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Piotr Ugrumov, Russian cyclist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Tyler Cowen, American economist and academic

Births58 years ago

1962 - Isabelle Nanty, French actress, director and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Gabriele Pin, Italian footballer and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Zoran Thaler, Slovenian politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Erik Verlinde, Dutch theoretical physicist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-American basketball player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Detlef Schrempf, German basketball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1964 - Andreas Bauer, German ski jumper

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tony Dolan, English musician and actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Gérald Passi, French footballer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ricardo Serna, Spanish footballer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Aleksandar Šoštar, Serbian water polo player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Danny Wallace, English footballer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Robert Del Naja, British artist, musician and singer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jam Master Jay, American DJ, rapper, and producer (d. 2002)

Births55 years ago

1965 - Masahiro Wada, Japanese footballer

Births55 years ago

1967 - Artashes Minasian, Armenian chess player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Alfred Jermaniš, Slovenian footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gorō Miyazaki, Japanese film director and landscaper

Births53 years ago

1968 - Dmitry Fomin, Soviet and Russian volleyball player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Ilya Smirin, Israeli chess Grandmaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Artur Dmitriev, Soviet and Russian ice skater

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sébastien Lifshitz, French director

Births52 years ago

1968 - Charlotte Ross, American actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - John Ducey, American actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Eduard Hämäläinen, Finnish-Belarusian decathlete

Births51 years ago

1969 - Karina Lombard, French-American actress and singer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese comic artist

Births51 years ago

1970 - Alen Bokšić, former Croatian footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Marina Foïs, French actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ken Leung, American actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Oren Peli, Israeli-American director, producer and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Uni Arge, Faroese footballer and entertainer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Rafael Berges, Spanish footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Doug Edwards, American basketball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Dmitri Khlestov, Russian footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Dylan Kussman, American actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Sergey Klevchenya, Russian speed skater

Births49 years ago

1971 - Doug Weight, American ice hockey player and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Billel Dziri, Algerian footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Rick Falkvinge, Swedish businessman and politician

Births48 years ago

1972 - Sead Kapetanović, Bosnian footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Cat Power, American singer, musician and actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Shawn Rojeski, American curler

Births48 years ago

1972 - Sabina Valbusa, Italian cross-country skier

Births48 years ago

1973 - Rob Hayles, English cyclist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Chris Kilmore, American musician and DJ

Births47 years ago

1973 - Edvinas Krungolcas, Lithuanian modern pentathlete

Births47 years ago

1973 - Flavio Maestri, Peruvian footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Malena Alterio, Spanish actress

Births46 years ago

1974 - Maxwell Atoms, American animator, screenwriter and voice actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Kim Dotcom, German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur and political activist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Arthémon Hatungimana, Burundian middle distance runner

Births46 years ago

1974 - Vincent Laresca, American actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ulrich Le Pen, French footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Marco Zanotti, Italian cyclist

Births46 years ago

1975 - Nicky Butt, English footballer and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Casey FitzRandolph, American speedskater

Births45 years ago

1975 - Yuji Ide, Japanese race car driver

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ito, Spanish footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jason Moran, American jazz pianist, composer and educator

Births45 years ago

1975 - Florin Șerban, Romanian director

Births45 years ago

1975 - Alyaksandr Yermakovich, Belarusian footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1976 - Aivaras Abromavičius, Lithuanian-Ukrainian banker and politician; 15th Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development

Births44 years ago

1976 - Raivis Belohvoščiks, Latvian cyclist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Emma Bunton, English singer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Lars Eidinger, German actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Giorgio Frezzolini, Italian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Igors Stepanovs, Latvian footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Hussein Abdulghani, Saudi Arabian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Bradley Carnell, South African footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - John DeSantis, Canadian actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kirsten Klose, German hammer thrower

Births43 years ago

1977 - Denis Lunghi, Italian cyclist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ulrike Maisch, German runner

Births43 years ago

1977 - Phil Neville, English footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Michael Ruffin, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jerry Trainor, American actor, director, and producer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Faris Al-Sultan, German triathlete

Births42 years ago

1978 - Peter von Allmen, Swiss cross-country skier

Births42 years ago

1978 - Hernán Rodrigo López, Uruguayan footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Quinton Jacobs, Namibian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Byung-hyun Kim, South Korean baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Spider Loc, American rapper and actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Melendi, Spanish singer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Sebastian Schindzielorz, German footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Troy Dumais, American diver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Karsten Forsterling, Australian rower

Births40 years ago

1980 - Dave Kitson, English footballer and manager

Births40 years ago

1980 - Lee Kyung-won, South Korean badminton player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kevin McKenna, Canadian soccer player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Nana Mizuki, Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Alexander Os, former Norwegian biathlete

Births40 years ago

1980 - Xavier Pons, Spanish rally diver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mari Possa, El Salvadoran pornographic actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Bratislav Ristić, Serbian footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Gillian Chung, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ivan Ergić, Serbian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Roberto Guana Italian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Wu Hanxiong, Chinese fencer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Dany Heatley, Canadian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Andy Lee, South Korean singer and actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Izabella Miko, Polish actress, dancer, and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Shawn Redhage, American-Australian basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Michel Teló, Brazilian singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jung Ryeo-won, South Korean actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - David F. Sandberg, Swedish filmmaker

Births39 years ago

1982 - Richard José Blanco, Venezuelan footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Adriano Ferreira Martins, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nicolas Mahut, French tennis player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Sarah Ourahmoune, French boxer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Simon Rolfes, German footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dean Whitehead, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Alex Acker, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Monique Adamczak, Australian tennis player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Victor Leandro Bagy, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ranko Despotović, Serbian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Svetlana Khodchenkova, Russian actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Marieke van den Ham, Dutch water polo player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Billy Mwanza, Zambian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Maryse Ouellet, French-Canadian wrestler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Álvaro Quirós, Spanish golfer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Francesca Segat, Italian swimmer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Moritz Volz, German footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kelly VanderBeek, Canadian alpine skier

Births37 years ago

1984 - Leonardo Burián, Uruguayan footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Luke Grimes, American actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - Amy Hastings, American track and fielder

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alex Koslov, Moldovan-American wrestler

Births36 years ago

1984 - Dejan Milovanović, Serbian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Wes Morgan, Jamaican footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Haloti Ngata, American footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Markus Berger, Austrian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Artur Beterbiev, Russian boxer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Aura Dione, Danish singer and songwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Nick Gehlfuss, American actor

Births35 years ago

1985 - Salvatore Giunta, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient

Births35 years ago

1985 - Yumi Hara, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sasha Pivovarova, Russian model and actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Rodrigo San Miguel, Spanish basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ri Se-gwang, North Korean artistic gymnast

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dmitri Sokolov, Russian basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ryan Suter, American ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1986 - César Arzo, Spanish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Edson Barboza, Brazilian mixed martial artist

Births34 years ago

1986 - João Gomes Júnior, Brazilian swimmer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Javi López, Spanish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Gina Mambrú, volleyball player from Dominican Republic

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jonathan Quick, American ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mike Taylor, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Óscar Vílchez, Peruvian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ioannis Athanasoulas, Greek basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Andrei Cojocari, Moldovan footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Alexander Dercho, German footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Aida Hadzialic, Swedish politician

Births33 years ago

1987 - Shaun Keeling, South African rower

Births33 years ago

1987 - Augustine Kiprono Choge, Kenyan runner

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kevin Kratz, German footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Danny Munyao, Zambian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Henrico Drost, Dutch footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Darren Helm, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Will Johnson, Canadian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mulopo Kudimbana, Congolese footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nyasha Mushekwi, Zimbabwean footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Dominik Roels, German cyclist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Maša Zec Peškirič, Slovenian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ikumi Yoshimatsu, Japanese actress

Births33 years ago

1988 - Glaiza de Castro, Filipino actress and singer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ashton Eaton, American decathlete

Births32 years ago

1988 - Rolands Freimanis, Latvian basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Vanessa Hessler, Italian-American model and actress

Births32 years ago

1988 - Aleksandar Lazevski, Macedonian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ángel Mena, Ecuadorian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Valérie Tétreault, Canadian tennis player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Pieter Timmers, Belgian swimmer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Nemanja Tomić, Serbian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ben Turner, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Doğuş Balbay, Turkish basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kayla Banwarth, American indoor volleyball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Férébory Doré, Congolese footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Sergey Fesikov, Russian swimmer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Armenian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Matteo Pelucchi, Italian cyclist

Births31 years ago

1989 - Zhang Shuai, Chinese tennis player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Arash Afshin, Iranian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Diogo Amado, Portuguese footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Andriy Bohdanov, Ukrainian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Kelly Rohrbach, American model and actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - André Martins, Portuguese footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Knowledge Musona, Zimbabwean footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jacob Smith, American actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Doni Tata Pradita, Indonesian motorcycle racer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Ali Al-Busaidi, Omani footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Javier Calvo, Spanish actor and director

Births29 years ago

1991 - Mohammad Ghadir, Arab-Israeli footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Jan Hirt, Czech cyclist

Births29 years ago

1991 - Mateusz Mika, Polish volleyball player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Alfredo Ortuño, Spanish footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Marta Pagnini, Italian gymnast

Births29 years ago

1991 - Craig Roberts, Welsh actor and director

Births29 years ago

1991 - Luis Alfonso Rodríguez, Mexican footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Verónica Cepede Royg, Paraguayan tennis player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Sven Erik Bystrøm, Norwegian cyclist

Births28 years ago

1992 - James Duckworth, Australian tennis player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kwame Karikari, Ghanaian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Nicolás Mezquida, Uruguayan footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Roland Szolnoki, Hungarian footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Clément Mignon, French swimmer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Muralha, Brazilian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Chiara Pierobon, Italian cyclist (d. 2015)

Births27 years ago

1994 - Amin Affane, Swedish footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Laura Robson, Australian-English tennis player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Kang Seung-yoon, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor

Births26 years ago

1994 - Nils Allen "Booboo" Stewart Jr., American actor

Births26 years ago

1994 - Lim Kim, South Korean singer and actress

Births26 years ago

1995 - Yulia Belorukova, Russian cross-country skier

Births25 years ago

1995 - Nguyễn Công Phượng, Vietnamese footballer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Marine Johannes, French basketball player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Alanna Kennedy, Australian footballer player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Marco Asensio, Spanish footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Aldo Kalulu, French footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Cristian Pavón, Argentine footballer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Jeremy Shada, American actor, musician and singer

Births23 years ago

1998 - Borna Sosa, Croatian footballer

Births22 years ago

1999 - Rubina Ali, Indian actress

Births21 years ago

2004 - Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, 2nd in line for the Norwegian throne

Births16 years ago

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496 - Epiphanius of Pavia, Italian bishop and saint (b. 438)

Deaths
Deaths

918 - Liu Zhijun, Chinese general

Deaths

939 - Yang Pu, Chinese emperor (b. 900)

Deaths

942 - An Chongrong, Chinese general (Five Dynasties)

Deaths

945 - Yang Tan, Chinese general and governor

Deaths

1118 - Pope Paschal II (b. 1050)

Deaths902 years ago
Deaths817 years ago

1320 - Árni Helgason, Icelandic bishop (b. c. 1260)

Deaths700 years ago

1527 - Juan de Grijalva, Spanish explorer (b. 1489)

Deaths493 years ago

1546 - Azai Sukemasa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1491)

Deaths474 years ago

1609 - Joseph Justus Scaliger, French historian and scholar (b. 1540)

Deaths411 years ago

1638 - Ignazio Donati, Italian composer (b. 1570)

Deaths382 years ago

1670 - Claude Duval, French highwayman (b. 1643)

Deaths350 years ago
Deaths337 years ago

1699 - Obadiah Walker, English historian and academic (b. 1616)

Deaths321 years ago

1706 - Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (b. 1649)

Deaths314 years ago

1710 - Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic and critic (b. 1638)

Deaths310 years ago
Deaths298 years ago

1731 - Ignjat Đurđević, Croatian poet and translator (b. 1675)

Deaths289 years ago

1773 - Alexis Piron, French playwright and author (b. 1689)

Deaths247 years ago

1774 - Mustafa III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1717)

Deaths246 years ago

1775 - Yemelyan Pugachev, Russian rebel (b. 1742)

Deaths245 years ago

1789 - Baron d'Holbach, French-German philosopher and author (b. 1723)

Deaths231 years ago
Deaths227 years ago

1795 - Samuel Wallis, English navigator and explorer (b. 1728)

Deaths225 years ago

1809 - Josiah Hornblower, American engineer and politician (b. 1729)

Deaths211 years ago

1814 - Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, French botanist and author (b. 1737)

Deaths206 years ago

1823 - Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentinian cleric, journalist, and poet (b. 1761)

Deaths197 years ago

1831 - Ludwig Achim von Arnim, German poet and author (b. 1781)

Deaths189 years ago

1851 - Albert Lortzing, German actor and composer (b. 1801)

Deaths169 years ago

1862 - Božena Němcová, Austrian-Czech author and poet (b. 1820)

Deaths158 years ago

1870 - Alexander Herzen, Russian philosopher and author (b. 1812)

Deaths150 years ago

1872 - Franz Grillparzer, Austrian playwright and poet (b. 1791)

Deaths148 years ago

1881 - Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1802)

Deaths139 years ago

1891 - Calixa Lavallée, Canadian-American lieutenant and composer (b. 1842)

Deaths129 years ago

1901 - Elisha Gray, American engineer, co-founded Western Electric (b. 1835)

Deaths119 years ago

1914 - Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian painter and illustrator (b. 1857)

Deaths106 years ago

1919 - Gojong of Korea (b. 1852)

Deaths101 years ago

1919 - Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, Ottoman general and politician, 277th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1839)

Deaths101 years ago

1924 - Vladimir Lenin, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1870)

Deaths96 years ago

1926 - Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

Deaths94 years ago

1928 - George Washington Goethals, American general and engineer (b. 1858)

Deaths92 years ago

1931 - Felix Blumenfeld, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1863)

Deaths89 years ago

1932 - Lytton Strachey, English writer and critic (b. 1880)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - George Moore, Irish author, poet, and critic (b. 1852)

Deaths87 years ago

1937 - Marie Prevost, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1898)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Georges Méliès, French actor, director, and producer (b. 1861)

Deaths82 years ago

1945 - Rash Behari Bose, Indian soldier and engineer (b. 1886)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian composer and educator (b. 1876)

Deaths72 years ago

1950 - George Orwell, British novelist, essayist, and critic (b. 1903)

Deaths70 years ago

1955 - Archie Hahn, German-American runner and coach (b. 1880)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Sam Langford, Canadian-American boxer (b. 1883)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Cecil B. DeMille, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1881)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Frances Gertrude McGill, pioneering Canadian forensic pathologist (b. 1882)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Carl Switzer, American child actor and hunting guide (b. 1927)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (b. 1888)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Blaise Cendrars, Swiss author and poet (b. 1887)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Acharya Shivpujan Sahay, Indian author, poet, and academic (b. 1893)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Spiros Xenos, Greek-Swedish painter (b. 1881)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Gwynne Evans, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1880)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Ann Sheridan, American actress (b. 1915)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Will Lang, Jr., American journalist (b. 1914)

Deaths52 years ago

1977 - Sandro Penna, Italian poet and journalist (b. 1906)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Freda Utley, English scholar and author (b. 1898)

Deaths42 years ago

1983 - Lamar Williams, American bass player (b. 1949)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Giannis Skarimpas, Greek playwright and poet (b. 1893)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Jackie Wilson, American singer (b. 1934)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - James Beard, American chef and author (b. 1903)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Eddie Graham, American wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Charles Goodell, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Vincent Lingiari, Australian Aboriginal rights activist (b. 1919)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Carl Furillo, American baseball player (b. 1922)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Billy Tipton, American pianist and saxophonist (b. 1914)

Deaths31 years ago

1993 - Charlie Gehringer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1903)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Bassel al-Assad, Son of the former President of the Syrian Arab Republic Hafez al-Assad (b. 1962)

Deaths26 years ago

1998 - Jack Lord, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1920)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)

Deaths21 years ago

2002 - Peggy Lee, American singer (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Paul Haines, American-Canadian poet and songwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Paul Kuusberg, Estonian journalist and author (b. 1916)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian author and playwright (b. 1929)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Theun de Vries, Dutch author and poet (b. 1907)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - John L. Hess, American journalist and critic (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Kaljo Raid, Estonian cellist, composer, and pastor (b. 1921)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Ibrahim Rugova, Kosovo journalist and politician, 1st President of Kosovo (b. 1944)

Deaths14 years ago

2009 - Krista Kilvet, Estonian journalist, politician and diplomat (b. 1946)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Paul Quarrington, Canadian author, playwright, guitarist, and composer (b. 1953)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Theoni V. Aldredge, Greek-American costume designer (b. 1922)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Dennis Oppenheim, American sculptor and photographer (b. 1938)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1958)

Deaths9 years ago

2013 - Ahmet Mete Işıkara, Turkish geophysicist and academic (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Chumpol Silpa-archa, Thai academic and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Michael Winner, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2015 - Marcus Borg, American scholar, theologian, and author (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Leon Brittan, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Johnnie Lewis, Liberian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Justice of Liberia (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Bill Johnson, American skier (b. 1960)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Mrinalini Sarabhai, a 1992-Padma Bhushan award winner Indian classical dancer, choreographer and instructor. (b. 1918)

Deaths4 years ago

2019 - Kaye Ballard, American actress (b. 1925)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Henri, Count of Paris, Head of the House of Orléans (b. 1933)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Emiliano Sala, Argentine footballer (b. 1990)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Harris Wofford, American politician, author and civil rights activist (b. 1926)

Deaths1 years ago

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