Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Saturday of Souls can fall, while February 27 (or 28 during Leap Year) is the latest; observed 57 days before Easter. (Eastern Orthodox)

Holidays and observances

Feast of Our Lady of Peace (Roman Catholic Church), and its related observances:Feria de Alasitas (La Paz)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

AD 41 - Claudius is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the Praetorian Guard after they assassinate the previous emperor, his nephew Caligula.

Events

661 - The Rashidun Caliphate ends with the assassination of Ali, and the Imamah of the Shia going to the second Imam, Hassan ibn Ali.

Events
Events
Events582 years ago

1458 - Matthias Corvinus becomes King of Hungary.

Events562 years ago

1624 - Afonso Mendes, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.

Events396 years ago
Events341 years ago

1739 - Peshva warrior Chimnaji Appa defeats Portuguese forces and captures Tarapur Fort, India.

Events281 years ago
Events278 years ago

1758 - During the Seven Years' War the leading burghers of Königsberg submit to Elizabeth of Russia, thus forming Russian Prussia (until 1763)

Events262 years ago

1817 - Crossing of the Andes: Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras are captured during the Action of Picheuta.

Events203 years ago

1835 - Slaves in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, stage a revolt, which is instrumental in ending slavery there 50 years later.

Events185 years ago

1857 - The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully fledged university in South Asia.

Events163 years ago

1859 - The United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia (later named Romania) is formed as a personal union under the rule of Domnitor Alexandru Ioan Cuza.

Events161 years ago

1862 - Bucharest is proclaimed the capital of Romania.

Events158 years ago

1900 - Second Boer War: Boers stop a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.

Events120 years ago

1908 - The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.

Events112 years ago

1915 - World War I: British Grand Fleet battle cruisers under Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty engage Rear-Admiral Franz von Hipper's battle cruisers in the Battle of Dogger Bank.

Events105 years ago
Events104 years ago

1918 - The Gregorian calendar is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective February 14(NS).

Events102 years ago

1933 - The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices.

Events87 years ago

1939 - The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán, killing approximately 28,000 people.

Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand, then under Japanese control, to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.

Events78 years ago
Events77 years ago

1946 - The United Nations General Assembly passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.

Events74 years ago

1960 - Algerian War: Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the "barricades week", during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.

Events60 years ago

1961 - Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.

Events59 years ago

1968 - Vietnam War: The 1st Australian Task Force launches Operation Coburg against the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during wider fighting around Long Bình and Biên Hòa

Events52 years ago

1972 - Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.

Events48 years ago

1977 - Atocha massacre occurs in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy.

Events43 years ago

1978 - Soviet satellite Kosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.

Events42 years ago

1984 - Apple Computer places the Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States.

Events36 years ago

1989 - Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, with over 30 known victims, is executed by the electric chair at the Florida State Prison.

Events31 years ago

1990 - Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.

Events30 years ago

2003 - The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.

Events17 years ago

2009 - Cyclone Klaus makes landfall near Bordeaux, France, causing 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.

Events11 years ago

2011 - At least 35 die and 180 are injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.

Events9 years ago

Births

AD 76 - Hadrian, Roman emperor (d. 138)

Births

1287 - Richard de Bury, English bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1345)

Births733 years ago

1444 - Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (d. 1476)

Births576 years ago

1540 - Edmund Campion, English priest and martyr (d. 1581)

Births480 years ago

1547 - Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Austrian Archduchess (d. 1578)

Births473 years ago

1602 - Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, English politician (d. 1666)

Births418 years ago

1619 - Yamazaki Ansai, Japanese philosopher (d. 1682)

Births401 years ago
Births377 years ago

1664 - John Vanbrugh, English architect and dramatist (d. 1726)

Births356 years ago

1670 - William Congreve, English playwright and poet (d. 1729)

Births350 years ago

1672 - Margrave Albert Frederick of Brandenburg-Schwedt, German Lieutenant General (d. 1731)

Births348 years ago

1674 - Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)

Births346 years ago

1679 - Christian Wolff, German philosopher and academic (d. 1754)

Births341 years ago

1684 - Charles Alexander, Duke of Württemberg, German noble (d. 1737)

Births336 years ago

1705 - Farinelli, Italian castrato singer (d. 1782)

Births315 years ago

1709 - Dom Bédos de Celles, French monk and organist (d. 1779)

Births311 years ago

1712 - Frederick the Great, Prussian king (d. 1786)

Births308 years ago

1732 - Pierre Beaumarchais, French playwright and financier (d. 1799)

Births288 years ago

1739 - Jean Nicolas Houchard, French General of the French Revolution (d. 1793)

Births281 years ago
Births274 years ago

1749 - Charles James Fox, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1806)

Births271 years ago

1754 - Andrew Ellicott, American soldier and surveyor (d. 1820)

Births266 years ago

1761 - Louis Klein, French general (d. 1845)

Births259 years ago

1763 - Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, French-Ukrainian general and politician (d. 1831)

Births257 years ago

1776 - E. T. A. Hoffmann, German jurist, author, and composer (d. 1822)

Births244 years ago

1787 - Christian Ludwig Brehm, German pastor and ornithologist (d. 1864)

Births233 years ago

1804 - Delphine de Girardin, French author (d. 1855)

Births216 years ago

1814 - Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, French Crown Princess (d. 1858)

Births206 years ago

1814 - John Colenso, British mathematician (d. 1883)

Births206 years ago

1816 - Wilhelm Henzen, German philologist and epigraphist (d. 1887)

Births204 years ago

1828 - Ferdinand Cohn, German biologist (d. 1898)

Births192 years ago

1829 - Yechiel Michel Epstein, Rabbi and posek (d. 1908)

Births191 years ago

1836 - Signe Rink, Greenland-born Danish writer and ethnologist (d. 1909)

Births184 years ago

1843 - Josip Stadler, Croatian archbishop (d. 1918)

Births177 years ago

1848 - Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)

Births172 years ago

1850 - Hermann Ebbinghaus, German psychologist (d. 1909)

Births170 years ago

1853 - Sigbert Josef Maria Ganser, German psychiatrist (d. 1931)

Births167 years ago

1856 - Friedrich Grünanger, Transylvanian Hungarian-German architect (d. 1929)

Births164 years ago

1858 - Constance Naden, English poet and philosopher (d. 1889)

Births162 years ago

1862 - Edith Wharton, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1937)

Births158 years ago

1863 - August Adler, Czech and Austrian mathematician (d. 1923)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Marguerite Durand, French actress, journalist, and activist (d. 1936)

Births156 years ago

1864 - Gaetano Giardino, Italian soldier and Marshal of Italy (d. 1935)

Births156 years ago

1866 - Jaan Poska, Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1920)

Births154 years ago

1870 - Herbert Kilpin, English footballer (d. 1916)

Births150 years ago

1871 - Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic, Czech poet, writer and literary critic (d. 1951)

Births149 years ago

1871 - Thomas Jaggar, American volcanologist (d. 1953)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Yuly Aykhenvald, Russian literary critic (d. 1928)

Births148 years ago

1872 - Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)

Births148 years ago

1872 - Morris Travers, English chemist and academic (d. 1961)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Dmitry Ushakov, Russian philologist and lexicographer (d. 1942)

Births147 years ago

1882 - Harold D. Babcock, American astronomer (d. 1968)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Ödön Bodor, Hungarian athlete (d. 1927)

Births138 years ago

1886 - Henry King, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Jean-Henri Humbert, French botanist (d. 1967)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Vicki Baum, Austrian author and screenwriter (d. 1960)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Ernst Heinkel, German engineer and businessman, founded the Heinkel Aircraft Manufacturing Company (d. 1958)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Victor Eftimiu, Romanian poet and playwright (d. 1972)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Charles Hawes, American historian and author (d. 1923)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, German general of paratroop forces during World War II (d. 1968)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Walter Model, German field marshal (d. 1945)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Franz Aigner, Austrian weightlifter (d. 1970)

Births128 years ago

1895 - Eugen Roth, German poet and songwriter (d. 1976)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Paul Fejos, Hungarian-born American director (d. 1963)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Hoyt Vandenberg, U.S. Air Force general (d. 1954)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian-American geneticist and biologist (d. 1975)

Births120 years ago

1900 - René Guillot, French writer (d. 1969)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Harry Calder, South African cricketer (d. 1995)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Cassandre, French painter (d. 1968)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Edward Turner, English engineer (d. 1973)

Births119 years ago

1905 - J. Howard Marshall, American lawyer and businessman (d. 1995)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Wilfred Jackson, American animator and composer (d. 1988)

Births114 years ago
Births113 years ago

1907 - Maurice Couve de Murville, French soldier and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1999)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Jean Daetwyler, Swiss composer and musician (d. 1994)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Martin Lings, English author and scholar (d. 2005)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Doris Haddock, American political activist (d. 2010)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Frederick Ashworth, American admiral (d. 2005)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Norman Dello Joio, American organist and composer (d. 2008)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Ray Stehr, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1983)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Vítězslava Kaprálová, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1940)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Robert Motherwell, American painter and academic (d. 1991)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Rafael Caldera, Venezuelan lawyer and politician, 65th President of Venezuela (d. 2009)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Gene Mako, Hungarian-American tennis player and actor (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Ernest Borgnine, American actor (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Wilhelmus Demarteau, Dutch prelate of the Roman Catholic Church (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Gottfried von Einem, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1996)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Oral Roberts, American evangelist, founded Oral Roberts University and Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Coleman Francis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Leon Kirchner, American composer and educator (d. 2009)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Jimmy Forrest, American saxophonist (d. 1980)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Jerry Maren, American actor (d. 2018)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Daniel Boulanger, French actor and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Neil Franklin, English footballer (d. 1996)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Geneviève Asse, French painter

Births97 years ago

1925 - Gus Mortson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Maria Tallchief, American ballerina and actress (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Ruth Asawa, American sculptor (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, Scottish lieutenant (d. 2007)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Paula Hawkins, American politician (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Desmond Morris, English zoologist, ethologist, and painter

Births92 years ago

1928 - Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Terence Bayler, New Zealand actor (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Mahmoud Farshchian, Iranian-Persian painter and academic

Births90 years ago

1930 - John Romita Sr., American soldier and illustrator

Births90 years ago

1931 - Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician and academic (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ib Nørholm, Danish composer and organist

Births89 years ago

1932 - Éliane Radigue, French electronic music composer

Births88 years ago
Births87 years ago

1933 - Asim Ferhatović, Bosnian footballer (d. 1987)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Leonard Goldberg, American producer

Births86 years ago

1934 - Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet and dramatist (d. 1976)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Eric Ashton, English rugby player and coach (d. 2008)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Shivabalayogi, Indian religious leader (d. 1994)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Doug Kershaw, American fiddle player and singer

Births84 years ago

1937 - Trevor Edwards, Welsh footballer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Julius Hemphill, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1995)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Renate Garisch-Culmberger, German shot putter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ray Stevens, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births81 years ago

1940 - Vito Acconci, American designer (d. 2017)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Joachim Gauck, German pastor and politician, 11th President of Germany

Births80 years ago

1942 - Gary Hart, American wrestler and manager (d. 2008)

Births78 years ago

1941 - Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Aaron Neville, American singer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Dan Shechtman, Israeli chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births79 years ago

1942 - Ingo Friedrich, German Member of the European Parliament

Births78 years ago

1943 - Peter Struck, German lawyer and politician, 13th German Federal Minister of Defence (d. 2012)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Sharon Tate, American model and actress (d. 1969)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Tony Trimmer, English race car driver

Births77 years ago

1943 - Manuel Velázquez, Spanish footballer (d. 2016)

Births77 years ago

1944 - David Gerrold, American science fiction screenwriter and author

Births76 years ago

1944 - Gian-Franco Kasper, Swiss ski official

Births76 years ago

1945 - John Garamendi, American football player and politician, 1st United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Births75 years ago

1945 - Subhash Ghai, Indian director, producer and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Eva Janko, Austrian javelin thrower

Births75 years ago

1946 - Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor

Births74 years ago

1947 - Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian footballer (d. 2012)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Michio Kaku, American physicist and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Masashi Ozaki, Japanese baseball player and golfer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Warren Zevon, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Elliott Abrams, American diplomat, lawyer and political scientist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Michael Des Barres, English singer-songwriter and actor

Births72 years ago

1949 - John Belushi, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bart Gordon, American lawyer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Nadezhda Ilyina, Russian athlete and mother of Russian tennis player Nadia Petrova (d. 2013)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Rihoko Yoshida, Japanese voice actress

Births71 years ago

1950 - Daniel Auteuil, French actor, director, and screenwriter

Births70 years ago

1951 - Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian and actor

Births69 years ago

1953 - Yuri Bashmet, Russian violinist, viola player, and conductor

Births67 years ago
Births67 years ago

1954 - Jo Gartner, Austrian race car driver (d. 1986)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Jim Montgomery, American swimmer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Alan Sokal, American physicist and author

Births65 years ago

1955 - Lynda Weinman, American businesswoman and author

Births65 years ago
Births64 years ago

1957 - Mark Eaton, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1957 - Ade Edmondson, English comedian and musician

Births63 years ago

1958 - Kim Eui-kon, Korean wrestler

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jools Holland, English singer-songwriter and pianist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Frank Ullrich, German biathlete

Births62 years ago

1959 - Akira Maeda, Japanese wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Michel Preud'homme, Belgian footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1961 - Jorge Barrios, Uruguayan footballer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Guido Buchwald, German footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Christa Kinshofer, German ski racer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Nastassja Kinski, German-American actress and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - William Van Dijck, Belgian runner

Births59 years ago

1963 - Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Annika Dahlman, Swedish cross country skier

Births56 years ago

1965 - Robin Dutt, German footballer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Margaret Urlich, New Zealand singer-songwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Pagonis Vakalopoulos, Greek footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kim Sung-moon, South Korean wrestler

Births55 years ago

1966 - Julie Dreyfus, French actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Karin Viard, French actress

Births54 years ago

1967 - Michael Kiske, German singer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mark Kozelek, American singer and musician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Phil LaMarr, American actor, singer, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - John Myung, American bass player and songwriter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Fernando Escartín, Spanish cyclist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Antony Garrett Lisi, American theoretical physicist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast

Births52 years ago

1968 - Tymerlan Huseynov, Ukrainian footballer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Yoo Ho-jeong, South Korean actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Carlos Rômulo Gonçalves e Silva, bishop of Montenegro

Births51 years ago

1970 - Roberto Bonano, Argentine footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Neil Johnson, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Matthew Lillard, American actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - José Carlos Fernandez, Bolivian footballer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Beth Hart, American blues-rock singer and piano player

Births48 years ago

1974 - Cyril Despres, French rally racer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ed Helms, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Melissa Tkautz, Australian actress and singer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Rokia Traoré, Malian singer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Gianluca Basile, Italian former professional basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Reto Hug, Swiss triathlonist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Henna Raita, Finnish alpine skier

Births45 years ago

1976 - Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer, coach, and choreographer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist

Births44 years ago

1977 - Andrija Gerić, Serbian volleyball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Michelle Hunziker, Swiss-Dutch actress, model and singer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Veerle Baetens, Belgian actress and singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mark Hildreth, Canadian actor and musician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kristen Schaal, American actress, voice artist, comedian and writer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Tatyana Ali, American actress and singer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Leandro Desábato, Argentinian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Busy Signal, Jamaican dancehall reggae artist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Nik Wallenda, American acrobat

Births41 years ago

1980 - Jofre Mateu, Spanish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Suzy, Portuguese singer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Mario Eggimann, Swiss footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Zaur Hashimov, Azerbaijani footballer and manager

Births39 years ago

1981 - Elena Kolomina, Kazakhstani cross country skier

Births39 years ago

1982 - Céline Deville, French footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Daveed Diggs, American actor, rapper and singer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Claudia Heill, Austrian judoka

Births38 years ago

1982 - Aitor Hernández, Spanish racing cyclist

Births38 years ago

1983 - Davide Biondini, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Wyatt Crockett, New Zealand rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Evgeny Drattsev, Russian swimmer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Craig Horner, Australian actor and musician

Births37 years ago

1983 - Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Scott Speed, American race car driver

Births37 years ago

1984 - Emerse Faé, French-born Ivorian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Yotam Halperin, Israeli basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jung Jin-sun, South Korean fencer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Scott Kazmir, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Paulo Sérgio Moreira Gonçalves, Portuguese footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Fabiana Claudino, Brazilian volleyball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Trey Gilder, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Cristiano Araújo, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mohammad Bagheri Motamed, Iranian taekwondo practitioner

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mischa Barton, English-American actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Vladislav Ivanov, Russian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Michael Kightly, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ricky Ullman, Israeli-American actor

Births34 years ago

1987 - Wayne Hennessey, Welsh footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Davide Valsecchi, Italian racing driver

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kia Vaughn, American born Czech basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Guan Xin, Chinese basketball player

Births33 years ago

1988 -

Births32 years ago

1988 - Selina Jörg, German snowboarder

Births32 years ago

1989 - Serdar Kesimal, Turkish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Gong Lijiao, Chinese shot putter

Births31 years ago

1989 - Ki Sung-yueng, South Korean footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Mao Abe, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births30 years ago

1991 - Zhan Beleniuk, Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler

Births29 years ago

1991 - Tatiana Kashirina, Russian weightlifter

Births29 years ago

1991 - Zé Luís, Cape Verdean footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Li Xuerui, Chinese badminton player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Becky Downie, English gymnast

Births28 years ago

1992 - Phiwa Nkambule, South African entrepreneur

Births28 years ago

1992 - Felitciano Zschusschen, Curaçao footballer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Tommie Hoban, English footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Dylan Everett, Canadian actor

Births25 years ago

1997 - Nirei Fukuzumi, Japanese racer

Births23 years ago

1999 - Vitalie Damașcan, Moldovan footballer

Births21 years ago
Births8 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

817 - Pope Stephen IV (b. 770)

Deaths

901 - Liu Jishu, general of the Tang Dynasty

Deaths
Deaths974 years ago
Deaths895 years ago
Deaths684 years ago

1376 - Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, English commander (b. 1306)

Deaths644 years ago

1473 - Conrad Paumann, German organist and composer (b. 1410)

Deaths547 years ago

1525 - Franciabigio, Florentine painter (b. 1482)

Deaths495 years ago
Deaths425 years ago

1626 - Samuel Argall, English captain and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1572)

Deaths394 years ago

1639 - Jörg Jenatsch, Swiss pastor and politician (b. 1596)

Deaths381 years ago

1666 - Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer and theorist (b. 1588)

Deaths354 years ago

1709 - George Rooke, English admiral and politician (b. 1650)

Deaths311 years ago

1877 - Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist and journalist (b. 1796)

Deaths143 years ago

1881 - James Collinson, English painter (b. 1825)

Deaths139 years ago

1883 - Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (b. 1812)

Deaths137 years ago

1895 - Lord Randolph Churchill, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1849)

Deaths125 years ago

1920 - Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1884)

Deaths100 years ago

1939 - Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician, created Muesli (b. 1867)

Deaths81 years ago

1943 - John Burns, English trade union leader and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1858)

Deaths77 years ago

1960 - Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1886)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (b. 1884)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - André Lhote, French sculptor and painter (b. 1885)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Stanley Lord, English naval captain (b. 1877)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish author, poet, and scholar (b. 1901)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - Winston Churchill, English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1909)

Deaths54 years ago

1970 - Caresse Crosby, American fashion designer and publisher, co-founded the Black Sun Press (b. 1891)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Bill W., American activist, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)

Deaths49 years ago

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

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Larry Fine, American comedian (b. 1902)

Deaths45 years ago

1982 - Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian general and politician, 56th President of Bolivia (b. 1918)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - George Cukor, American director and producer (b. 1899)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - L. Ron Hubbard, American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology (b. 1911)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Gordon MacRae, American actor and singer (b. 1921)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Werner Fenchel, German-Danish mathematician and academic (b. 1905)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Ted Bundy, American serial killer (b. 1946)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Madge Bellamy, American actress (b. 1899)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Jack Schaefer, American journalist and author (b. 1907)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Ken Darby, American composer and conductor (b. 1909)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1908)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer and jurist, 32nd United States Solicitor General (b. 1908)

Deaths27 years ago

2002 - Elie Hobeika, Lebanese commander and politician (b. 1956)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Gianni Agnelli, Italian businessman (b. 1921)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Leônidas, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1913)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician (b. 1930)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - İsmail Cem İpekçi, Turkish journalist and politician, 45th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1940)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian academic and politician (b. 1956)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rican-American soldier (b. 1891)

Deaths13 years ago

2010 - Pernell Roberts, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Bernd Eichinger, German director and producer (b. 1949)

Deaths9 years ago

2014 - Shulamit Aloni, Israeli lawyer and politician, 11th Israeli Minister of Education (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran academic and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Otto Carius, German lieutenant and pharmacist (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Fredrik Barth, German-Norwegian anthropologist and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Marvin Minsky, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Henry Worsley, English colonel and explorer (b. 1960)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Butch Trucks, American drummer (b. 1947)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Mark E. Smith, British singer-songwriter (b. 1957)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Rosemary Bryant Mariner, 20th and 21st-century U.S. Navy officer

Deaths1 years ago

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