Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Estonia from the Russian Empire in 1918; the Soviet period is considered to have been an illegal annexation.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


484 - King Huneric removes the Christian bishops from their offices and banished some to Corsica. A few are martyred, including former proconsul Victorian along with Frumentius and other merchants. They are killed at Hadrumetum after refusing to become Arians.


1386 - King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.

Events634 years ago

1525 - A Spanish-Austrian army defeats a French army at the Battle of Pavia.

Events495 years ago
Events482 years ago
Events438 years ago

1607 - L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.

Events413 years ago

1711 - The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage.

Events309 years ago

1739 - Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nader Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.

Events281 years ago
Events217 years ago

1809 - London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute.

Events211 years ago

1821 - Final stage of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain with Plan of Iguala.

Events199 years ago

1822 - The first Swaminarayan temple in the world, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad, is inaugurated.

Events198 years ago

1826 - The signing of the Treaty of Yandabo marks the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War.

Events194 years ago

1831 - The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West.

Events189 years ago

1848 - King Louis-Philippe of France abdicates the throne.

Events172 years ago

1854 - A Penny Red with perforations was the first perforated postage stamp to be officially issued for distribution.

Events166 years ago

1863 - Arizona is organized as a United States territory.

Events157 years ago

1868 - Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.

Events152 years ago

1875 - The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high-profile civil servants and dignitaries.

Events145 years ago
Events139 years ago

1895 - Revolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the Cuban War of Independence, that ends with the Spanish–American War in 1898.

Events125 years ago

1916 - The Governor-General of Korea establishes a clinic called Jahyewon in Sorokdo to segregate Hansen's disease patients.

Events104 years ago

1917 - World War I: The U.S. ambassador Walter Hines Page to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.

Events103 years ago

1920 - Nancy Astor became the first woman to speak in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom following her election as a Member of Parliament (MP) three months earlier.

Events100 years ago

1942 - The Battle of Los Angeles: A false alarm led to an anti-aircraft barrage that lasted into the early hours of February 25.

Events78 years ago

1942 - An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gives the Canadian federal government the power to intern all "persons of Japanese racial origin".

Events78 years ago

1944 - Merrill's Marauders: The Marauders begin their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma.

Events76 years ago

1945 - Egyptian Premier Ahmad Mahir Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.

Events75 years ago

1946 - Colonel Juan Perón, founder of the political movement that became known as Peronism, is elected to his first term as President of Argentina.

Events74 years ago

1949 - The Armistice Agreements are signed, to formally end the hostilities of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

Events71 years ago

1968 - Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.

Events52 years ago

1971 - The All India Forward Bloc holds an emergency central committee meeting after its chairman, Hemantha Kumar Bose, is killed three days earlier. P.K. Mookiah Thevar is appointed as the new chairman.

Events49 years ago

1976 - The current constitution of Cuba is formally proclaimed.

Events44 years ago

1978 - A group of 5 people from Yuba City, CA get lost in the Plumas National Forest of the Sierra Nevada. Four of their bodies are found in June of the same year, but one of them is missing; they would be later known as the Yuba County Five.

Events42 years ago

1980 - The United States Olympic hockey team completes its Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4–2 to win the gold medal.

Events40 years ago

1981 - The 6.7 Ms Gulf of Corinth earthquake affected Central Greece with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). Twenty-two people were killed, 400 were injured, and damage totaled $812 million.

Events39 years ago

1983 - A special commission of the United States Congress condemns the Japanese American internment during World War II.

Events37 years ago

1984 - Tyrone Mitchell perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more.

Events36 years ago
Events31 years ago

1989 - United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, rips open during flight, blowing nine passengers out of the business-class section.

Events31 years ago

1991 - Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.

Events29 years ago

1996 - Two civilian airplanes operated by the Miami-based group Brothers to the Rescue are shot down in international waters by the Cuban Air Force.

Events24 years ago

2004 - The 6.3 Mw Al Hoceima earthquake strikes northern Morocco with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 628 people are killed, 926 are injured, and up to 15,000 are displaced.

Events16 years ago

2006 - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue a possible military coup.

Events14 years ago

2007 - Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.

Events13 years ago

2008 - Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba and the Council of Ministers after 32 years. He remains as head of the Communist Party for another three years.

Events12 years ago

2015 - A Metrolink train derails in Oxnard, California following a collision with a truck, leaving more than 30 injured.

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1103 - Emperor Toba of Japan (d. 1156)

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1463 - Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (d. 1494)

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1494 - Johan Friis, Danish statesman (d. 1570)

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1536 - Pope Clement VIII (d. 1605)

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1545 - John of Austria (d. 1578)

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1553 - Cherubino Alberti, Italian engraver and painter (d. 1615)

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1593 - Henry de Vere, 18th Earl of Oxford, English soldier and courtier (d. 1625)

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1595 - Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski, Polish author and poet (d. 1640)

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1604 - Arcangela Tarabotti, born Elena Tarabotti, Venetian nun and feminist (d. 1652)

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1619 - Charles Le Brun, French painter and theorist (d. 1690)

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1622 - Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (d. 1665)

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1670 - Rajaram Raj Bhonsle, third Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire (d. 1700)

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1709 - Jacques de Vaucanson, French engineer (d. 1782)

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1721 - John McKinly, Irish-American physician and politician, 1st Governor of Delaware (d. 1796)

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1723 - John Burgoyne, English general and politician (d. 1792)

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1743 - Joseph Banks, English botanist and explorer (d. 1820)

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1762 - Charles Frederick Horn, German-English composer and educator (d. 1830)

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1767 - Rama II of Siam (d. 1824)

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1786 - Martin W. Bates, American lawyer and politician (d. 1869)

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1786 - Wilhelm Grimm, German anthropologist, author, and academic (d. 1859)

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1788 - Johan Christian Dahl, Norwegian-German painter (d. 1857)

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1827 - Lydia Becker, English-French activist (d. 1890)

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

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1835 - Julius Vogel, English-New Zealand journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1899)

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1836 - Winslow Homer, American painter and illustrator (d. 1910)

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1837 - Rosalía de Castro, Spanish poet (d. 1885)

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1842 - Arrigo Boito, Italian journalist, author, and composer (d. 1918)

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1848 - Andrew Inglis Clark, Australian engineer, lawyer, and politician (d. 1907)

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1852 - George Moore, Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1933)

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1868 - Édouard Alphonse James de Rothschild, French financier and polo player (d. 1949)

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1869 - Zara DuPont, American suffragist (d. 1946)

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1874 - Honus Wagner, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1955)

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1877 - Rudolph Ganz, Swiss pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1972)

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1877 - Ettie Rout, Australian-New Zealand educator and activist (d. 1936)

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1885 - Chester W. Nimitz, American admiral (d. 1966)

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1885 - Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish author, poet, and painter (d. 1939)

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1890 - Marjorie Main, American actress (d. 1975)

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1896 - Richard Thorpe, American director and screenwriter (d. 1991)

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1898 - Kurt Tank, German pilot and engineer (d. 1983)

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1900 - Irmgard Bartenieff, German-American dancer and physical therapist, leading pioneer of dance therapy (d. 1981)

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1903 - Vladimir Bartol, Italian-Slovene author and playwright (d. 1967)

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1908 - Telford Taylor, American general, lawyer, and historian (d. 1998)

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1909 - August Derleth, American anthologist and author (d. 1971)

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1914 - Ralph Erskine, English-Swedish architect, designed The Ark and Byker Wall (d. 2005)

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1914 - Weldon Kees, American author, poet, painter, and pianist (d. 1955)

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1915 - Jim Ferrier, Australian golfer (d. 1986)

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1919 - John Carl Warnecke, American architect (d. 2010)

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1921 - Abe Vigoda, American actor (d. 2016)

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1922 - Richard Hamilton, English painter and academic (d. 2011)

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1922 - Steven Hill, American actor (d. 2016)

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1924 - Hal Herring, American football player and coach (d. 2014)

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1924 - Erik Nielsen, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2008)

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1925 - Bud Day, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2013)

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1927 - Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (d. 2017)

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1929 - Kintaro Ohki, South Korean wrestler (d. 2006)

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1930 - Barbara Lawrence, American model and actress (d. 2013)

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1931 - Dominic Chianese, American actor and singer

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1931 - Brian Close, English cricketer and coach (d. 2015)

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1932 - Michel Legrand, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2019)

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1932 - Zell Miller, American sergeant and politician, 79th Governor of Georgia (d. 2018)

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1932 - John Vernon, Canadian-American actor (d. 2005)

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1933 - Judah Folkman, American physician and biologist (d. 2008)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ali Mazrui, Kenyan-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1933 - David "Fathead" Newman, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2009)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Bettino Craxi, Italian lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2000)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Renata Scotto, Italian soprano

Births86 years ago

1935 - Ryhor Baradulin, Belarusian poet, essayist, and translator (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Guillermo O'Donnell, Argentine political scientist (d. 2011)

Births84 years ago

1938 - James Farentino, American actor (d. 2012)

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1938 - Phil Knight, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Nike, Inc.

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jamal Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi physicist and cosmologist (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)

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1940 - Jimmy Ellis, American boxer (d. 2014)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Denis Law, Scottish footballer and sportscaster

Births80 years ago

1941 - Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress

Births79 years ago

1942 - Colin Bond, Australian race car driver

Births78 years ago

1942 - Paul Jones, English singer, harmonica player, and actor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Joe Lieberman, American lawyer and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Indian philosopher, theorist, and academic

Births78 years ago

1943 - Kent Haruf, American novelist (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Gigi Meroni, Italian footballer (d. 1967)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Pablo Milanés, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Terry Semel, American businessman

Births77 years ago

1944 - Nicky Hopkins, English keyboard player (d. 1994)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ivica Račan, Croatian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Croatia (d. 2007)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Barry Bostwick, American actor and singer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician and academic

Births74 years ago

1947 - Mike Fratello, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births73 years ago

1947 - Rupert Holmes, English-American singer-songwriter and playwright

Births73 years ago

1947 - Edward James Olmos, American actor and director

Births73 years ago

1948 - Jayalalithaa, Indian actress and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 2016)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Walter Smith, Scottish footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1948 - Tim Staffell, English singer and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dennis Waterman, English actor

Births72 years ago

1950 - Steve McCurry, American photographer and journalist

Births70 years ago

1950 - George Thorogood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1951 - David Ford, Northern Irish social worker and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Derek Randall, English cricketer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Debra Jo Rupp, American actress

Births69 years ago

1951 - Helen Shaver, Canadian actress and director

Births69 years ago

1951 - Laimdota Straujuma, Latvian economist and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Latvia

Births69 years ago

1953 - Anatoli Kozhemyakin, Soviet footballer (d. 1974)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Plastic Bertrand, Belgian singer-songwriter and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Judith Ortiz Cofer, Puerto Rican American award-winning author (d. 2016)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Aurora Levins Morales, Puerto Rican Jewish writer and activist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Sid Meier, Canadian-American game designer and programmer, created the Civilization series

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mike Pickering, English DJ and saxophonist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founded Apple Inc. and Pixar (d. 2011)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Eddie Johnson, American basketball player

Births65 years ago

1955 - Alain Prost, French race car driver

Births65 years ago

1956 - Judith Butler, American philosopher, theorist, and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Eddie Murray, American baseball player and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Paula Zahn, American journalist and producer

Births64 years ago

1958 - Sammy Kershaw, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1958 - Mark Moses, American actor

Births62 years ago

1959 - Beth Broderick, American actress and director

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1959 - Mike Whitney, Australian cricketer and television host

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1962 - Michelle Shocked, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1963 - Mike Vernon, Canadian ice hockey player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Russell Ingall, British-Australian race car driver and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1965 - Paul Gruber, American football player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jane Swift, American businesswoman and politician, Governor of Massachusetts

Births55 years ago

1966 - Billy Zane, American actor and producer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Brian Schmidt, Australian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births53 years ago

1968 - Mitch Hedberg, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Kim Seung-woo, South Korean actor

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jeff Garcia, American football player and coach

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1970 - Neil Sullivan, English-Scottish footballer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jonathan Ward, American film actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Josh Bernstein, American anthropologist, explorer, and author

Births49 years ago

1971 - Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish race car driver

Births49 years ago

1971 - Brian Savage, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Teodor Currentzis, Greek conductor and composer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Manon Rhéaume, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Stubby Clapp, Canadian baseball player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Chris Fehn, American drummer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Alexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey player and pilot

Births47 years ago

1974 - Chad Hugo, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mike Lowell, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Bonnie Somerville, American actress

Births46 years ago

1975 - Ashley MacIsaac, Canadian singer-songwriter and fiddler

Births45 years ago

1976 - Crista Flanagan, American actress and screenwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Zach Johnson, American golfer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Bradley McGee, Australian cyclist and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Matt Skiba, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Marco Campos, Brazilian Formula 3000 race car driver (d. 1995)

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jason Akermanis, Australian footballer and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Bronson Arroyo, American baseball player and singer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Floyd Mayweather, Jr., American boxer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Gary, South Korean rapper and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Shinya, Japanese drummer and songwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - John Nolan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1978 - DeWayne Wise, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Leon Constantine, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1980 - Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Felipe Baloy, Panamanian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mauro Rosales, Argentinian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mohammad Sami, Pakistani cricketer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Nick Blackburn, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Emanuel Villa, Argentinian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Klára Koukalová, Czech tennis player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Fala Chen, Chinese actress and singer

Births38 years ago

1984 - Corey Graves, American wrestler and sportscaster

Births36 years ago

1985 - Nakash Aziz, Indian playback singer and music composer

Births35 years ago

1987 - Kim Kyu-jong, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor

Births33 years ago

1988 - Mathieu Baudry, French footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Trace Cyrus, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births31 years ago

1991 - Madison Hubbell, American ice dancer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Semih Kaya, Turkish footballer

Births29 years ago



951 - Liu Yun, Chinese governor (jiedushi)

Deaths1002 years ago

1114 - Thomas, archbishop of York

Deaths906 years ago
Deaths634 years ago
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1525 - Jacques de La Palice, French nobleman and military officer (b. 1470)

Deaths495 years ago

1525 - Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet, French soldier (b. c. 1488)

Deaths495 years ago

1525 - Richard de la Pole, last Yorkist claimant to the English throne (b. 1480)

Deaths495 years ago
Deaths457 years ago

1580 - Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel, English nobleman (b. 1511)

Deaths440 years ago

1588 - Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist (b. 1515)

Deaths432 years ago

1666 - Nicholas Lanier, English composer and painter (b. 1588)

Deaths354 years ago

1685 - Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cumberland (b. 1629)

Deaths335 years ago

1704 - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (b. 1643)

Deaths316 years ago

1714 - Edmund Andros, English courtier and politician, 4th Colonial Governor of New York (b. 1637)

Deaths306 years ago
Deaths299 years ago

1732 - Francis Charteris, Scottish soldier (b. 1675)

Deaths288 years ago
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1785 - Carlo Buonaparte, Corsican lawyer and politician (b. 1746)

Deaths235 years ago

1799 - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist and academic (b. 1742)

Deaths221 years ago

1810 - Henry Cavendish, French-English physicist and chemist (b. 1731)

Deaths210 years ago

1812 - Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)

Deaths208 years ago

1815 - Robert Fulton, American engineer (b. 1765)

Deaths205 years ago

1825 - Thomas Bowdler, English physician and philanthropist (b. 1754)

Deaths195 years ago

1856 - Nikolai Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1792)

Deaths164 years ago

1876 - Joseph Jenkins Roberts, American-Liberian politician, 1st President of Liberia (b. 1809)

Deaths144 years ago

1879 - Shiranui Kōemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 11th Yokozuna (b. 1825)

Deaths141 years ago

1910 - Osman Hamdi Bey, Greek archaeologist and painter (b. 1842)

Deaths110 years ago

1914 - Joshua Chamberlain, American general and politician, 32nd Governor of Maine (b. 1828)

Deaths106 years ago

1925 - Hjalmar Branting, Swedish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Sweden, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)

Deaths95 years ago

1927 - Edward Marshall Hall, English lawyer and politician (b. 1858)

Deaths93 years ago

1929 - André Messager, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1853)

Deaths91 years ago

1930 - Hermann von Ihering, German-Brazilian zoologist (b. 1850)

Deaths90 years ago

1953 - Robert La Follette Jr., American politician, senator of Wisconsin (b. 1895)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (b. 1875)

Deaths67 years ago

1970 - Conrad Nagel, American actor (b. 1897)

Deaths50 years ago

1974 - Margaret Leech, American historian and author (b. 1895)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Hans Bellmer, German artist (b. 1902)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Nikolai Bulganin, Russian marshal and politician, 6th Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1895)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Alma Thomas, American painter and educator (b.1891)

Deaths42 years ago

1982 - Virginia Bruce, American actress (b. 1910)

Deaths38 years ago

1986 - Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian Bharatnatyam dancer (b. 1904)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Tommy Douglas, Scottish-Canadian minister and politician, 7th Premier of Saskatchewan (b. 1904)

Deaths34 years ago

1990 - Tony Conigliaro, American baseball player (b. 1945)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Malcolm Forbes, American sergeant and publisher (b. 1917)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Sandro Pertini, Italian journalist and politician, 7th President of Italy (b. 1896)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Johnnie Ray, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1927)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - John Daly, American journalist and game show host (b. 1914)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - George Gobel, American actor (b. 1919)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Webb Pierce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1921)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Danny Gallivan, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1917)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Bobby Moore, English footballer and manager (b. 1941)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Jean Sablon, French singer and actor (b. 1906)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Dinah Shore, American actress and singer (b. 1916)

Deaths26 years ago

1998 - Antonio Prohías, Cuban-American cartoonist (b. 1921)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Henny Youngman, English-American comedian and violinist (b. 1906)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Andre Dubus, American short story writer, essayist, and memoirist (b. 1936)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Theodore Marier, American composer and educator, founded the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (b. 1912)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Claude Shannon, American mathematician, cryptographer, and engineer (b. 1916)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Leo Ornstein, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (b. 1893)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - John Randolph, American actor (b. 1915)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Coşkun Kırca, Turkish diplomat, journalist and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Octavia E. Butler, American author and educator (b. 1947)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Don Knotts, American actor and comedian (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - John Martin, Canadian broadcaster, co-founded MuchMusic (b. 1947)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Dennis Weaver, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Bruce Bennett, American shot putter and actor (b. 1906)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Damien Nash, American football player (b. 1982)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Larry Norman, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1947)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Dawn Brancheau, senior animal trainer at SeaWorld (b. 1969)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Anant Pai, Indian author and illustrator (b. 1929)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Agnes Allen, American baseball player and therapist (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Oliver Wrong, English nephrologist and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Virgil Johnson, American singer (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Con Martin, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Franny Beecher, American guitarist (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Alexis Hunter, New Zealand-English painter and photographer (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Carlos Páez Vilaró, Uruguayan painter and sculptor (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Harold Ramis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Mefodiy, Ukrainian metropolitan (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakh politician and diplomat (b. 1962)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Peter Kenilorea, Solomon Islands politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands (b. 1943)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Nabil Maleh, Syrian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - George C. Nichopoulos, American soldier and physician (b. 1927)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Sridevi, Indian actress (b. 1963)

Deaths2 years ago

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