Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Waitangi Day, celebrates the founding of New Zealand in 1840.

Holidays and observances

Events

AD 60 - The earliest date for which the day of the week is known. A graffito in Pompeii identifies this day as a dies Solis (Sunday). In modern reckoning, this date would have been a Wednesday.

Events

1579 - The Archdiocese of Manila is made a diocese by a papal bull with Domingo de Salazar being its first bishop.

Events441 years ago

1685 - James II of England and VII of Scotland is proclaimed King upon the death of his brother Charles II.

Events335 years ago

1778 - American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.

Events242 years ago

1788 - Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.

Events232 years ago

1806 - Battle of San Domingo: British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.

Events214 years ago

1815 - New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.

Events205 years ago
Events201 years ago

1820 - The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society depart New York to start a settlement in present-day Liberia.

Events200 years ago

1833 - Otto becomes the first modern King of Greece.

Events187 years ago

1840 - Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, establishing New Zealand as a British colony.

Events180 years ago

1843 - The first minstrel show in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).

Events177 years ago

1851 - The largest Australian bushfires in a populous region in recorded history take place in the state of Victoria.

Events169 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Forces under the command of Ulysses S. Grant and Andrew H. Foote give the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee in the Battle of Fort Henry.

Events158 years ago

1899 - Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.

Events121 years ago

1900 - The Permanent Court of Arbitration, an international arbitration court at The Hague, is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.

Events120 years ago

1918 - British women over the age of 30 who meet minimum property qualifications, get the right to vote when Representation of the People Act 1918 is passed by Parliament.

Events102 years ago

1919 - The American Legion is founded.

Events101 years ago

1922 - The Washington Naval Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.

Events98 years ago

1934 - Far-right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.

Events86 years ago

1951 - The Canadian Army enters combat in the Korean War.

Events69 years ago

1951 - The Broker, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history.

Events69 years ago

1952 - Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom and her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.

Events68 years ago

1958 - Eight Manchester United F.C. players and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air disaster.

Events62 years ago
Events61 years ago

1959 - At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.

Events61 years ago

1976 - In testimony before a United States Senate subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately $3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.

Events44 years ago

1978 - The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of four inches an hour.

Events42 years ago

1981 - The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.

Events39 years ago

1987 - Justice Mary Gaudron becomes the first woman to be appointed to the High Court of Australia.

Events33 years ago

1988 - Michael Jordan makes his signature slam dunk from the free throw line inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman logo.

Events32 years ago

1989 - The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of the overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.

Events31 years ago

1996 - Willamette Valley Flood: Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Events24 years ago

1996 - Birgenair Flight 301 crashed off the coast of the Dominican Republic, killing all 189 people on board. This is the deadliest aviation accident involving a Boeing 757.

Events24 years ago

1998 - Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Events22 years ago

2000 - Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.

Events20 years ago

2016 - An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 strikes southern Taiwan, killing 117 people.

Events4 years ago

Births

885 - Emperor Daigo of Japan (d. 930)

Births

1402 - Louis I, Landgrave of Hesse, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1458)

Births618 years ago
Births568 years ago

1453 - Girolamo Benivieni, Florentine poet (d. 1542)

Births567 years ago

1465 - Scipione del Ferro, Italian mathematician and theorist (d. 1526)

Births555 years ago

1536 - Sassa Narimasa, Japanese samurai (d. 1588)

Births484 years ago

1577 - Beatrice Cenci, Italian murderer (d. 1599)

Births443 years ago

1582 - Mario Bettinus, Italian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (d. 1657)

Births438 years ago

1608 - António Vieira, Portuguese priest and philosopher (d. 1697)

Births412 years ago

1611 - Chongzhen Emperor of China (d. 1644)

Births409 years ago

1612 - Antoine Arnauld, French mathematician, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1694)

Births408 years ago
Births377 years ago

1664 - Mustafa II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1703)

Births356 years ago
Births355 years ago

1695 - Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1726)

Births325 years ago

1719 - Alberto Pullicino, Maltese painter (d. 1759)

Births301 years ago

1726 - Patrick Russell, Scottish surgeon and zoologist (d. 1805)

Births294 years ago

1732 - Charles Lee, English-American general (d. 1782)

Births288 years ago

1736 - Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, German-Austrian sculptor (d. 1783)

Births284 years ago

1744 - Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)

Births276 years ago

1748 - Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher and academic, founded the Illuminati (d. 1830)

Births272 years ago

1753 - Évariste de Parny, French poet and author (d. 1814)

Births267 years ago

1756 - Aaron Burr, American colonel and politician, 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)

Births264 years ago

1758 - Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Belarusian-Polish poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1841)

Births262 years ago

1769 - Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn, Austrian general (d. 1862)

Births251 years ago

1772 - George Murray, Scottish general and politician, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (d. 1830)

Births248 years ago

1778 - Ugo Foscolo, Italian author and poet (d. 1827)

Births242 years ago

1781 - John Keane, 1st Baron Keane, Irish general and politician, Governor of Saint Lucia (d. 1844)

Births239 years ago

1796 - John Stevens Henslow, English botanist and geologist (d. 1861)

Births224 years ago

1797 - Joseph von Radowitz, Prussian general and politician, Foreign Minister of Prussia (d. 1853)

Births223 years ago

1799 - Imre Frivaldszky, Hungarian botanist and entomologist (d. 1870)

Births221 years ago

1800 - Achille Devéria, French painter and lithographer (d. 1857)

Births220 years ago

1802 - Charles Wheatstone, English-French physicist and cryptographer (d. 1875)

Births218 years ago

1811 - Henry Liddell, English priest, author, and academic (d. 1898)

Births209 years ago

1814 - Auguste Chapdelaine, French missionary and saint (d. 1856)

Births206 years ago

1818 - William M. Evarts, American lawyer and politician, 27th United States Secretary of State (d. 1901)

Births202 years ago

1820 - Thomas C. Durant, American railroad tycoon (d. 1885)

Births200 years ago

1829 - Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer, French architect, designed the La Santé Prison and Saint-Pierre-de-Montrouge (d. 1914)

Births191 years ago

1832 - John Brown Gordon, American general and politician, 53rd Governor of Georgia (d. 1904)

Births188 years ago

1833 - José María de Pereda, Spanish author and academic (d. 1906)

Births187 years ago

1833 - J. E. B. Stuart, American general (d. 1864)

Births187 years ago

1834 - Edwin Klebs, German-Swiss pathologist and academic (d. 1913)

Births186 years ago

1834 - Ema Pukšec, Croatian-German soprano (d. 1889)

Births186 years ago

1834 - Wilhelm von Scherff, German general and author (d. 1911)

Births186 years ago

1838 - Henry Irving, English actor and manager (d. 1905)

Births182 years ago

1838 - Israel Meir Kagan, Lithuanian-Polish rabbi and author (d. 1933)

Births182 years ago

1839 - Eduard Hitzig, German neurologist and psychiatrist (d. 1907)

Births181 years ago

1842 - Alexandre Ribot, French academic and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1923)

Births178 years ago

1843 - Inoue Kowashi, Japanese scholar and politician (d. 1895)

Births177 years ago

1843 - Frederic William Henry Myers, English poet and philologist, co-founded the Society for Psychical Research (d. 1901)

Births177 years ago

1845 - Isidor Straus, German-American businessman and politician (d. 1912)

Births175 years ago

1847 - Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, American architect, designed the Plaza Hotel (d. 1918)

Births173 years ago

1852 - C. Lloyd Morgan, English zoologist and psychologist (d. 1936)

Births168 years ago

1852 - Vasily Safonov, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1918)

Births168 years ago

1861 - Nikolay Zelinsky, Russian chemist and academic (d. 1953)

Births159 years ago

1864 - John Henry Mackay, Scottish-German philosopher and author (d. 1933)

Births156 years ago

1866 - Karl Sapper, German linguist and explorer (d. 1945)

Births154 years ago

1872 - Robert Maillart, Swiss engineer, designed the Salginatobel Bridge and Schwandbach Bridge (d. 1940)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Indian religious leader, founded the Gaudiya Math (d. 1937)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Henry Blogg, English fisherman and sailor (d. 1954)

Births144 years ago

1879 - Othon Friesz, French painter (d. 1949)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Magnús Guðmundsson, Icelandic lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1937)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Edwin Samuel Montagu, English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1924)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Carl Ramsauer, German physicist and author (d. 1955)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Nishinoumi Kajirō II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 25th Yokozuna (d. 1931)

Births140 years ago

1884 - Marcel Cohen, French linguist and scholar (d. 1974)

Births136 years ago

1887 - Josef Frings, German cardinal (d. 1978)

Births133 years ago

1890 - Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Pakistani activist and politician (d. 1988)

Births130 years ago

1890 - James McGirr, Australian politician, 28th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1957)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Maximilian Fretter-Pico, German general (d. 1984)

Births128 years ago

1892 - William P. Murphy, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, Pakistani politician and diplomat, 1st Minister of Foreign Affairs for Pakistan (d. 1985)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Eric Partridge, New Zealand-English lexicographer and academic (d. 1979)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Kirpal Singh, Indian spiritual master (d. 1974)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Robert La Follette Jr., American politician (d. 1953)

Births125 years ago

1895 - María Teresa Vera, Cuban singer, guitarist and composer (d. 1965)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Babe Ruth, American baseball player and coach (d. 1948)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Harry Haywood, American soldier and politician (d. 1985)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Ramon Novarro, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 1968)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Ben Lyon, American actor (d. 1979)

Births119 years ago

1902 - George Brunies, American trombonist (d. 1974)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist and composer (d. 1991)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Władysław Gomułka, Polish politician (d. 1982)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Jan Werich, Czech actor and playwright (d. 1980)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Joseph Schull, Canadian playwright and historian (d. 1980)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Amintore Fanfani, Italian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1999)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Edward Lansdale, American general and CIA agent (d. 1987)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Geo Bogza, Romanian poet and journalist (d. 1993)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Michael Maltese, American actor, screenwriter, and composer (d. 1981)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Roman Czerniawski, Polish air force officer and spy (d. 1985)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-American gangster (d. 1993)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Ronald Reagan, American actor and politician, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Eva Braun, German wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Christopher Hill, English historian and author (d. 2003)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Mary Leakey, English-Kenyan archaeologist and anthropologist (d. 1996)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Kavi Pradeep, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1916 - John Crank, English mathematician and physicist (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Louis-Philippe de Grandpré, Canadian lawyer and jurist (d. 2008)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and socialite (d. 2016)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author and painter (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Takashi Yanase, Japanese poet and illustrator, created Anpanman (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Carl Neumann Degler, American historian and author (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Bob Scott, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Patrick Macnee, English-American actor and costume designer (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Denis Norden, English actor, screenwriter, and television host (d. 2018)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Haskell Wexler, American director, producer, and cinematographer (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1981)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Billy Wright, English footballer and manager (d. 1994)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Jin Yong, Hong Kong author and publisher, founded Ming Pao(d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Walker Edmiston, American actor and puppeteer (d. 2007)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1992)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Allan H. Meltzer, American economist and academic (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Colin Murdoch, New Zealand pharmacist and veterinarian, invented the tranquilliser gun (d. 2008)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan author and critic (d. 2011)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Valentin Yanin, Russian historian and author

Births91 years ago

1930 - Jun Kondo, Japanese physicist and academic

Births90 years ago

1931 - Rip Torn, American actor (d. 2019)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Fred Trueman, English cricketer (d. 2006)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Mamie Van Doren, American actress and model

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ricardo Vidal, Filipino cardinal (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban soldier and anarchist (d. 1959)

Births88 years ago

1932 - François Truffaut, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Leslie Crowther, English comedian, actor, and game show host (d. 1996)

Births87 years ago

1936 - Kent Douglas, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2009)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Fred Mifflin, Canadian admiral and politician, 19th Minister of Veterans Affairs (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jean Beaudin, Canadian director and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Mike Farrell, American actor, director, producer, activist and public speaker

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jair Rodrigues, Brazilian singer (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Tom Brokaw, American journalist and author

Births80 years ago

1940 - Petr Hájek, Czech mathematician and academic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jimmy Tarbuck, English comedian and actor

Births80 years ago

1941 - Stephen Albert, American pianist and composer (d. 1992)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Dave Berry, English pop singer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Gigi Perreau, American actress and director

Births79 years ago

1942 - Sarah Brady, American activist and author (d. 2015)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Charlie Coles, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Ahmad-Jabir Ahmadov Ismail oghlu, Azerbaijani philosopher and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - James Loewen, American sociologist and historian

Births78 years ago

1942 - Tommy Roberts, English fashion designer (d. 2012)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Fabian Forte, American pop singer and actor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress

Births77 years ago

1944 - Willie Tee, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2007)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Michael Tucker, American actor and producer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Bob Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Richie Hayward, American drummer and songwriter (d. 2010)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Kate McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter (d. 2010)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jim Turner, American captain and politician

Births74 years ago

1947 - Bill Staines, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1949 - Mike Batt, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Manuel Orantes, Spanish tennis player

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jim Sheridan, Irish director, producer, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Natalie Cole, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2015)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Timothy M. Dolan, American cardinal

Births70 years ago

1950 - Punky Meadows, American rock guitarist and songwriter

Births70 years ago

1952 - Ric Charlesworth, Australian cricketer, coach, and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Viktor Giacobbo, Swiss actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ricardo La Volpe, Argentinian footballer, manager, and coach

Births68 years ago

1955 - Avram Grant, Israeli football manager

Births65 years ago

1955 - Michael Pollan, American journalist, author, and academic

Births65 years ago

1955 - Bruno Stolorz, French rugby player and coach

Births65 years ago

1956 - Jerry Marotta, American drummer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Andres Lipstok, Estonian economist and politician, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs

Births63 years ago

1957 - Kathy Najimy, American actress and comedian

Births63 years ago

1957 - Simon Phillips, English drummer and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Robert Townsend, American actor and director

Births63 years ago

1958 - Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (d. 2004)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Tim Dakin, English bishop and missionary

Births62 years ago

1960 - Jeremy Bowen, Welsh journalist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Megan Gallagher, American actress

Births60 years ago

1961 - Michael Bolt, Australian rugby league player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Cam Cameron, American football player and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Bill Lester, American race car driver

Births59 years ago

1961 - Yury Onufriyenko, Ukrainian-Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births59 years ago
Births58 years ago

1962 - Axl Rose, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births58 years ago

1963 - David Capel, English cricketer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Scott Gordon, American ice hockey player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Quentin Letts, English journalist and critic

Births57 years ago

1964 - Laurent Cabannes, French rugby player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Gordon Downie, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2017)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Colin Miller, Australian cricketer and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian actor and director

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jan Svěrák, Czech actor, director, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Rick Astley, English singer-songwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Anita Cochran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

Births53 years ago

1968 - Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - David Hayter, American actor and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Masaharu Fukuyama, Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tim Sherwood, English footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Bob Wickman, American baseball player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Per Frandsen, Danish footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tim Herron, American golfer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Brad Hogg, Australian cricketer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Carlos Rogers, American basketball player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Stefano Bettarini, Italian footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - David Binn, American football player

Births48 years ago

1974 - Aljo Bendijo, Filipino journalist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ed Chamberlin, English broadcaster

Births46 years ago

1975 - Chad Allen, American baseball player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Orkut Büyükkökten, Turkish computer scientist and engineer, created Orkut

Births45 years ago

1975 - Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder and educator

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kim Zmeskal, American gymnast and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jason Euell, English footballer and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Josh Stewart, American actor

Births43 years ago

1978 - Yael Naim, French-Israeli singer-songwriter

Births42 years ago

1979 - Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer-songwriter and producer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Kerry Jeremy, Antiguan cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kim Poirier, Canadian actress, singer, and producer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Luke Ravenstahl, American politician, 58th Mayor of Pittsburgh

Births40 years ago

1981 - Ricky Barnes, American golfer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Calum Best, American-English model and actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Shim Eun-jin, South Korean singer and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Alison Haislip, American actress and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jens Lekman, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ty Warren, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Tank, Taiwanese singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Alice Eve, English actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Elise Ray, American gymnast

Births38 years ago

1983 - Melrose Bickerstaff, American model and fashion designer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Brodie Croyle, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Dimas Delgado, Spanish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - S. Sreesanth, Indian cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jamie Whincup, Australian race car driver

Births37 years ago

1984 - Darren Bent, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Piret Järvis, Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Antoine Wright, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ben Creagh, Australian rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kris Humphries, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Dane DeHaan, American actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - Yunho, South Korean singer and actor

Births34 years ago

1988 - Bailey Hanks, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Craig Cathcart, Northern Irish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jonny Flynn, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Adam Henrique, Canadian ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jermaine Kearse, American football player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Aida Rybalko, Lithuanian figure skater

Births30 years ago

1991 - Tobias Eisenbauer, Austrian ice dancer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Ida Njåtun, Norwegian speed skater

Births29 years ago

1991 - Eva Wacanno, Dutch tennis player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Fei Yu, Chinese footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Víctor Mañón, Mexican footballer

Births28 years ago
Births27 years ago

1993 - Tinashe, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births27 years ago

1994 - Charlie Heaton, British actor and musician

Births26 years ago

1995 - Leon Goretzka, German footballer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Sam McQueen, English footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Justina Mikulskytė, Lithuanian tennis player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

797 - Donnchad Midi, Irish king (b. 733)

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Deaths880 years ago

1155 - King Sigurd II of Norway (b. 1133)

Deaths865 years ago

1215 - Hōjō Tokimasa, Japanese shikken of the Kamakura bakufu (b. 1138)

Deaths805 years ago

1378 - Joanna of Bourbon (b. 1338)

Deaths642 years ago
Deaths609 years ago

1497 - Johannes Ockeghem, Flemish composer and educator (b. 1410)

Deaths523 years ago

1515 - Aldus Manutius, Italian publisher, founded the Aldine Press (b. 1449)

Deaths505 years ago

1519 - Lorenz von Bibra, Prince-Bishop of the Bishopric of Würzburg (b. 1459)

Deaths501 years ago
Deaths481 years ago

1585 - Edmund Plowden, English lawyer and scholar (b. 1518)

Deaths435 years ago

1593 - Jacques Amyot, French author and translator (b. 1513)

Deaths427 years ago

1593 - Emperor Ōgimachi of Japan (b. 1517)

Deaths427 years ago

1597 - Franciscus Patricius, Italian philosopher and scientist (b. 1529)

Deaths423 years ago

1612 - Christopher Clavius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1538)

Deaths408 years ago

1617 - Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1553)

Deaths403 years ago
Deaths395 years ago
Deaths335 years ago

1695 - Ahmed II, Ottoman sultan (b. 1643)

Deaths325 years ago

1740 - Pope Clement XII (b. 1652)

Deaths280 years ago

1775 - William Dowdeswell, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1721)

Deaths245 years ago

1783 - Capability Brown, English gardener and architect (b. 1716)

Deaths237 years ago

1793 - Carlo Goldoni, Italian-French playwright (b. 1707)

Deaths227 years ago

1804 - Joseph Priestley, English chemist and theologian (b. 1733)

Deaths216 years ago

1807 - John Reid, Scottish general (b. 1721)

Deaths213 years ago

1833 - Pierre André Latreille, French zoologist and entomologist (b. 1762)

Deaths187 years ago

1834 - Richard Lemon Lander, English explorer (b. 1804)

Deaths186 years ago
Deaths155 years ago

1899 - Leo von Caprivi, German general and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1831)

Deaths121 years ago

1902 - John Colton, English-Australian politician, 13th Premier of South Australia (b. 1823)

Deaths118 years ago

1916 - Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat (b. 1867)

Deaths104 years ago

1918 - Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter and illustrator (b. 1862)

Deaths102 years ago
Deaths91 years ago

1931 - Motilal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, President of the Indian National Congress (b. 1861)

Deaths89 years ago

1932 - John Earle, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1865)

Deaths88 years ago

1938 - Marianne von Werefkin, Russian-Swiss painter (b. 1860)

Deaths82 years ago

1942 - Jaan Soots, Estonian general and politician, 7th Estonian Minister of War (b. 1880)

Deaths78 years ago

1951 - Gabby Street, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1882)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - George VI of the United Kingdom (b. 1895)

Deaths68 years ago

1958 - victims of the Munich air disasterGeoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - victims of the Munich air disasterRoger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - victims of the Munich air disasterEddie Colman, English footballer (b. 1936)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - victims of the Munich air disasterWalter Crickmer, English footballer and manager (b. 1900)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - victims of the Munich air disasterMark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - victims of the Munich air disasterDavid Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - victims of the Munich air disasterFrank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - victims of the Munich air disasterTommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)

Deaths62 years ago

1963 - Piero Manzoni, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1933)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino general and politician, 1st President of the Philippines (b. 1869)

Deaths56 years ago

1967 - Martine Carol, French actress (b. 1920)

Deaths53 years ago

1972 - Julian Steward, American anthropologist (b. 1902)

Deaths48 years ago

1976 - Ritwik Ghatak, Bangladeshi-Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Vince Guaraldi, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1928)

Deaths44 years ago

1981 - Hugo Montenegro, American composer and conductor (b. 1925)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Ben Nicholson, British painter (b. 1894)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - James Hadley Chase, English-Swiss soldier and author (b. 1906)

Deaths35 years ago
Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Dandy Nichols, English actress (b. 1907)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Minoru Yamasaki, American architect, designed the World Trade Center (b. 1912)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Julien Chouinard, Canadian lawyer and jurist (b. 1929)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian and author (b. 1912)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Jimmy Van Heusen, American pianist and composer (b. 1913)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Salvador Luria, Italian biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Danny Thomas, American actor, producer, and humanitarian (b. 1914)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Arthur Ashe, American tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1943)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Joseph Cotten, American actor (b. 1905)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Jack Kirby, American author and illustrator (b. 1917)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - James Merrill, American poet and playwright (b. 1926)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Falco, Austrian pop-rock musician (b. 1957)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Don Dunstan, Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of South Australia (b. 1926)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Jimmy Roberts, American tenor (b. 1924)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Phil Walters, American race car driver (b. 1916)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Filemon Lagman, Filipino theoretician and activist (b. 1953)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Max Perutz, Austrian-English biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Gerald Bouey, Canadian lieutenant and economist (b. 1920)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Karl Haas, German-American pianist, conductor, and radio host (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Lew Burdette, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Frankie Laine, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1913)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Willye White, American runner and long jumper (b. 1939)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Tony Rolt, English race car driver and engineer (b. 1918)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Philip Carey, American actor (b. 1925)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - James Whitmore, American actor (b. 1921)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Gary Moore, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1952)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - David Rosenhan, American psychologist and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Antoni Tàpies, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Janice E. Voss, American engineer and astronaut (b. 1956)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Chokri Belaid, Tunisian lawyer and politician (b. 1964)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Menachem Elon, German-Israeli academic and jurist (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Vasiľ Biľak, Slovak politician (b. 1917)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ralph Kiner, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Maxine Kumin, American author and poet (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Vaçe Zela, Albanian-Swiss singer and guitarist (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - André Brink, South African author and playwright (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Alan Nunnelee, American lawyer and politician (b. 1958)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Pedro León Zapata, Venezuelan cartoonist (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Dan Gerson, American screenwriter (b. 1966)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Irwin Corey, American comedian and actor (b. 1914)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Inge Keller, German actress (b. 1923)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Alec McCowen, English actor (b. 1925)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Joost van der Westhuizen, South African rugby union footballer (b. 1971)

Deaths3 years ago

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