Holidays and observances

The second day of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í Faith) (Please note that this observance is only locked into this date the Gregorian calendar on this date if Bahá'í Naw-Rúz takes place on March 21, which it doesn't in all years)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Dominican Republic), celebrates the first independence of Dominican Republic from Haiti in 1844.

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

Events

380 - Edict of Thessalonica: Emperor Theodosius I and his co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.

Events

425 - The University of Constantinople is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.

Events

907 - Abaoji, a Khitan chieftain, is enthroned as Emperor Taizu, establishing the Liao dynasty in northern China.

Events

1560 - The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Lords of the Congregation of Scotland.

Events460 years ago

1594 - Henry IV is crowned King of France.

Events426 years ago

1617 - Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.

Events403 years ago

1626 - Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.

Events394 years ago

1700 - The island of New Britain is discovered.

Events320 years ago
Events244 years ago

1782 - American Revolutionary War: The House of Commons of Great Britain votes against further war in America.

Events238 years ago

1801 - Pursuant to the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801, Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.

Events219 years ago
Events211 years ago

1812 - Argentine War of Independence: Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario for the first time.

Events208 years ago

1812 - Poet Lord Byron gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.

Events208 years ago

1844 - The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.

Events176 years ago

1860 - Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.

Events160 years ago

1861 - Russian troops fire on a crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland, killing five protesters.

Events159 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.

Events156 years ago

1870 - The current flag of Japan is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.

Events150 years ago
Events139 years ago

1898 - King George I of Greece survives an assassination attempt.

Events122 years ago

1900 - Second Boer War: In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronjé at the Battle of Paardeberg.

Events120 years ago

1900 - The British Labour Party is founded.

Events120 years ago

1900 - Fußball-Club Bayern München is founded.

Events120 years ago

1902 - Second Boer War: Australian soldiers Harry "Breaker" Morant and Peter Handcock are executed in Pretoria after being convicted of war crimes.

Events118 years ago
Events99 years ago
Events98 years ago

1933 - Reichstag fire: Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag, is set on fire; Marinus van der Lubbe, a young Dutch Communist claims responsibility. The Nazis used the fire to solidify their power and eliminate the communists as political rivals.

Events87 years ago

1939 - United States labor law: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal.

Events81 years ago
Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an Allied strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies.

Events78 years ago

1943 - The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.

Events77 years ago

1943 - In Berlin, the Gestapo arrest 1,800 Jewish men with German wives, leading to the Rosenstrasse protest.

Events77 years ago
Events69 years ago

1961 - The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.

Events59 years ago

1962 - Two dissident Republic of Vietnam Air Force pilots bomb the Independence Palace in Saigon in a failed attempt to assassinate South Vietnam President Ngô Đình Diệm.

Events58 years ago

1963 - The Dominican Republic receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.

Events57 years ago

1964 - The Government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

Events56 years ago

1971 - Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start performing artificially-induced abortions.

Events49 years ago

1973 - The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee in protest of the federal government.

Events47 years ago

1976 - The formerly Spanish territory of Western Sahara, under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

Events44 years ago

1988 - Sumgait pogrom: The Armenian community in Sumgait, Azerbaijan is targeted in a violent pogrom.

Events32 years ago

1991 - Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated".

Events29 years ago

2002 - Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.

Events18 years ago

2002 - Godhra train burning: A Muslim mob torches a train returning from Ayodhya, killing 59 Hindu pilgrims.

Events18 years ago

2004 - A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines' worst terrorist attack kills 116.

Events16 years ago

2004 - Shoko Asahara, the leader of the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, is sentenced to death for masterminding the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack

Events16 years ago

2007 - The Chinese Correction: The Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in ten years.

Events13 years ago

2010 - An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.

Events10 years ago

2013 - Five people (including the perpetrator) are killed and five others injured in a shooting at a factory in Menznau, Switzerland.

Events7 years ago
Events5 years ago

Births

272 - Constantine the Great, Roman emperor (d. 337)

Births
Births677 years ago

1427 - Ruprecht, Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1480)

Births593 years ago

1500 - João de Castro, Portuguese nobleman and fourth viceroy of Portuguese India (d. 1548)

Births520 years ago

1535 - Min Phalaung, Burmese monarch (d. 1593)

Births485 years ago

1567 - William Alabaster, English poet (d. 1640)

Births453 years ago
Births448 years ago
Births445 years ago

1622 - Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter (d. 1654)

Births398 years ago

1630 - Roche Braziliano, Dutch pirate (d. 1671)

Births390 years ago

1659 - William Sherard, English botanist (d. 1728)

Births361 years ago
Births353 years ago

1689 - Pietro Gnocchi, Italian composer, director, historian, and geographer (d. 1775)

Births331 years ago

1703 - Lord Sidney Beauclerk, English politician (d. 1744)

Births317 years ago

1711 - Constantine Mavrocordatos, Ottoman ruler (d. 1769)

Births309 years ago

1732 - Jean de Dieu-Raymond de Cucé de Boisgelin, French cardinal (d. 1804)

Births288 years ago

1746 - Louis-Jérôme Gohier, French politician, French Minister of Justice (d. 1830)

Births274 years ago

1748 - Anders Sparrman, Swedish physician and activist (d. 1820)

Births272 years ago

1767 - Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure, French lawyer and politician, 24th Prime Minister of France (d. 1855)

Births253 years ago

1779 - Thomas Hazlehurst, English businessman, founded Hazlehurst & Sons (d. 1842)

Births241 years ago

1789 - Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza, Chilean lawyer and politician, Chilean Minister of National Defense (d. 1818)

Births231 years ago

1795 - José Antonio Navarro, American merchant and politician (d. 1871)

Births225 years ago

1799 - Edward Belcher, British naval officer, hydrographer, and explorer (d. 1877)

Births221 years ago

1799 - Frederick Catherwood, British artist, architect and explorer (d. 1854)

Births221 years ago

1807 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator (d. 1882)

Births213 years ago

1809 - Jean-Charles Cornay, French missionary and saint (d. 1837)

Births211 years ago

1816 - William Nicholson, English-Australian politician, 3rd Premier of Victoria (d. 1865)

Births204 years ago

1847 - Ellen Terry, English actress (d. 1928)

Births173 years ago

1848 - Hubert Parry, English composer and historian (d. 1918)

Births172 years ago

1859 - Bertha Pappenheim, Austrian-German activist and author (d. 1936)

Births161 years ago

1863 - Joaquín Sorolla, Spanish painter (d. 1923)

Births157 years ago

1863 - George Herbert Mead, American sociologist and philosopher (d. 1930)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Eemil Nestor Setälä, Finnish linguist and politician, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1935)

Births156 years ago

1867 - Irving Fisher, American economist and statistician (d. 1947)

Births153 years ago

1867 - Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and critic (d. 1942)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Alice Hamilton, American physician and academic (d. 1970)

Births151 years ago

1872 - Alexandru Vaida-Voevod, Romanian politician, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1950)

Births148 years ago

1875 - Vladimir Filatov, Russian-Ukrainian ophthalmologist and surgeon (d. 1956)

Births145 years ago

1877 - Adela Verne, English pianist and composer (d. 1952)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Joseph Grinnell, American zoologist and biologist (d. 1939)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Alvan T. Fuller, American businessman and politician, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Xenophon Kasdaglis, Greek-Egyptian tennis player (d. 1943)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Sveinn Björnsson, Danish-Icelandic lawyer and politician, 1st President of Iceland (d. 1952)

Births139 years ago

1881 - L. E. J. Brouwer, Dutch mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1966)

Births139 years ago

1886 - Hugo Black, American captain, jurist, and politician (d. 1971)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Pyotr Nesterov, Russian captain, pilot, and engineer (d. 1914)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist and psychologist (d. 1974)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Lotte Lehmann, German-American soprano and actress (d. 1976)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Mabel Keaton Staupers, American nurse and advocate (d. 1989)

Births130 years ago

1891 - David Sarnoff, American businessman, founded RCA (d. 1971)

Births129 years ago

1892 - William Demarest, American actor (d. 1983)

Births128 years ago

1895 - Miyagiyama Fukumatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1943)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Marian Anderson, American singer (d. 1993)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist and biochemist, co-discovered Insulin (d. 1978)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Kotama Okada, Japanese religious leader (d. 1974)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Marino Marini, Italian sculptor and academic (d. 1980)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Lúcio Costa, French-Brazilian architect and engineer, designed Gustavo Capanema Palace (d. 1998)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Gene Sarazen, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1999)

Births118 years ago

1902 - John Steinbeck, American journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Reginald Gardiner, English-American actor and singer (d. 1980)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Hans Rohrbach, German mathematician (d. 1993)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Belorussian-American rabbi and philosopher (d. 1993)

Births117 years ago

1904 - James T. Farrell, American author and poet (d. 1979)

Births116 years ago

1904 - André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1996)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Franchot Tone, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1968)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Momčilo Đujić, Serbian-American priest and commander (d. 1999)

Births113 years ago

1910 - Joan Bennett, American actress (d. 1990)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Peter De Vries, American journalist and author (d. 1993)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Genrikh Kasparyan, Armenian chess player and composer (d. 1995)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Kelly Johnson, American engineer, co-founded Skunk Works (d. 1990)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Oscar Heidenstam, English bodybuilder (d. 1991)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Kusumagraj, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1999)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Lawrence Durrell, Indian-French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1990)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Paul Ricœur, French philosopher and academic (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish soldier and politician, President of Poland (d. 1989)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Irwin Shaw, American author and screenwriter (d. 1984)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Denis Whitaker, Canadian general, football player, and businessman (d. 2001)

Births105 years ago

1917 - John Connally, American lieutenant and politician, 61st United States Secretary of Treasury (d. 1993)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Reg Simpson, English cricketer (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Theodore Van Kirk, American soldier, pilot, and navigator (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch historian, author, and scholar (d. 1977)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Dexter Gordon, American saxophonist, composer, and actor (d. 1990)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Pia Sebastiani, Argentine pianist and composer (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Kenneth Koch, American poet, playwright and professor (d. 2002)

Births95 years ago

1926 - David H. Hubel, Canadian-American neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Peter Whittle, English-New Zealand mathematician and theorist

Births93 years ago

1928 - René Clemencic, Austrian composer, recorder player, harpsichordist, conductor and clavichord player

Births92 years ago

1929 - Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2008)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Patricia Ward Hales, British tennis player (d. 1985)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Jovan Krkobabić, Serbian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Peter Stone, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2003)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist and academic (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Joanne Woodward, American actress

Births90 years ago

1932 - Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress and humanitarian (d. 2011)

Births88 years ago
Births88 years ago

1933 - Raymond Berry, American football player and coach

Births87 years ago

1933 - Malcolm Wallop, American politician (d. 2011)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Ralph Nader, American lawyer, politician, and activist

Births86 years ago

1935 - Mirella Freni, Italian soprano and actress

Births85 years ago

1935 - Uri Shulevitz, American author and illustrator

Births85 years ago

1936 - Sonia Johnson, American feminist activist and author

Births84 years ago

1936 - Ron Barassi, Australian footballer and coach

Births84 years ago

1936 - Roger Mahony, American cardinal

Births84 years ago

1937 - Barbara Babcock, American actress

Births83 years ago

1937 - Nancy Wilson, American jazz singer and actress (d. 2018)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Jake Thackray, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and journalist (d. 2002)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Don McKinnon, English-New Zealand farmer and politician, 12th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand

Births81 years ago

1939 - Peter Revson, American race car driver (d. 1974)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Pierre Duchesne, Canadian lawyer and politician, 28th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec

Births80 years ago

1940 - Howard Hesseman, American actor

Births80 years ago

1940 - Bill Hunter, Australian actor (d. 2011)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Paddy Ashdown, British captain and politician (d. 2018)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Jimmy Burns, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births78 years ago

1942 - Charlayne Hunter-Gault, American journalist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Klaus-Dieter Sieloff, German footballer (d. 2011)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Mary Frann, American actress (d. 1998)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Morten Lauridsen, American composer and conductor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Carlos Alberto Parreira, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births77 years ago

1944 - Ken Grimwood, American author (d. 2003)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Graeme Pollock, South African cricketer and coach

Births76 years ago

1947 - Alan Guth, American physicist and cosmologist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gidon Kremer, Latvian violinist and conductor

Births73 years ago

1950 - Annabel Goldie, Scottish lawyer and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Julia Neuberger, Baroness Neuberger, English rabbi and politician

Births70 years ago

1951 - Lee Atwater, American journalist, activist and political strategist (d. 1991)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Walter de Silva, Italian car designer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Steve Harley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1953 - Gavin Esler, Scottish journalist and author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ian Khama, English-Botswanan lieutenant and politician, 4th President of Botswana

Births67 years ago

1953 - Stelios Kouloglou, Greek journalist, author, director and politician

Births67 years ago

1954 - Neal Schon, American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter

Births66 years ago

1956 - Belus Prajoux, Chilean tennis player

Births64 years ago

1957 - Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator, producer, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Kevin Curran, American screenwriter and television producer (d. 2016)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Robert de Castella, Australian runner

Births63 years ago

1957 - Adrian Smith, English guitarist and songwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Timothy Spall, English actor

Births63 years ago

1958 - Naas Botha, South African rugby player and sportscaster

Births62 years ago

1958 - Maggie Hassan, American politician, 81st Governor and United States Senator of New Hampshire

Births62 years ago

1960 - Andrés Gómez, Ecuadorian tennis player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Johnny Van Zant, American singer-songwriter

Births60 years ago

1961 - James Worthy, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1962 - Adam Baldwin, American actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Nasty Suicide, Finnish musician and pharmacist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Jeffrey Pasley, American educator and academic

Births56 years ago

1965 - Noah Emmerich, American actor

Births55 years ago

1965 - Pedro Chaves, Portuguese race car driver

Births55 years ago

1966 - Donal Logue, Canadian actor and director

Births54 years ago

1966 - Oliver Reck, German footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Baltasar Kormákur, Icelandic actor, director, and producer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Dănuț Lupu, Romanian footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jonathan Ive, English industrial designer, currently chief design officer (CDO) of Apple

Births53 years ago

1968 - Matt Stairs, Canadian baseball player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Gareth Llewellyn, Welsh rugby union player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Juan E. Gilbert, American computer scientist, inventor, and academic

Births51 years ago

1970 - Kent Desormeaux, American jockey

Births50 years ago

1970 - Patricia Petibon, French soprano and actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Sara Blakely, American businesswoman, founded Spanx

Births49 years ago

1971 - Derren Brown, English magician and painter

Births49 years ago

1971 - David Rikl, Czech-English tennis player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Roman Giertych, Polish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland

Births49 years ago

1971 - Rozonda Thomas, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (TLC)

Births49 years ago

1973 - Peter Andre, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby player and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Carte Goodwin, American lawyer and politician

Births46 years ago

1975 - Aitor González, Spanish racing driver

Births45 years ago

1975 - Prodromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete

Births45 years ago

1976 - Sergei Semak, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ludovic Capelle, Belgian cyclist

Births44 years ago

1978 - James Beattie, English footballer and manager

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kakha Kaladze, Georgian footballer and politician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Emelie Öhrstig, Swedish skier and cyclist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Simone Di Pasquale, Italian ballet dancer

Births42 years ago

1980 - Chelsea Clinton, American journalist and academic

Births40 years ago

1980 - Scott Prince, Australian rugby league player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Josh Groban, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Natalie Grandin, English-South African tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Élodie Ouédraogo, Belgian sprinter

Births39 years ago

1982 - Ali Bastian, English actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Pat Richards, Australian rugby league player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Bruno Soares, Brazilian tennis player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Devin Harris, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kate Mara, American actress

Births37 years ago

1984 - Aníbal Sánchez, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Lotta Schelin, Swedish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Akseli Kokkonen, Norwegian ski jumper

Births36 years ago

1985 - Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Russian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Braydon Coburn, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Vladislav Kulik, Ukrainian-Russian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Asami Abe, Japanese singer and actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Thiago Neves, Brazilian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Brett Stewart, Australian rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Yovani Gallardo, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jonathan Moreira, Brazilian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Sandeep Singh, Indian field hockey player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Scott Davies, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Bridie Kean, Australian wheelchair basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Florence Kiplagat, Kenyan runner

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sandy Paillot, French footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Valeriy Andriytsev, Ukrainian wrestler

Births33 years ago

1987 - Maximiliano Moralez, Argentinian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Iain Ramsay, Australian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Dustin Jeffrey, Canadian ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1989 - David Button, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Lloyd Rigby, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Elijah Taylor, New Zealand rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Azeem Rafiq, Pakistani cricketer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Ty Dillon, American race car driver

Births28 years ago

1992 - Meyers Leonard, American basketball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Filip Krajinović, Serbian tennis player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ioannis Potouridis, Greek footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Jonjo Shelvey, English footballer

Births28 years ago

1995 - Laura Gulbe, Latvian tennis player

Births25 years ago

Deaths

640 - Pepin of Landen, Frankish lord (b. 580)

Deaths

906 - Conrad the Elder, Frankish nobleman

Deaths

1167 - Robert of Melun, English theologian and bishop

Deaths853 years ago

1416 - Eleanor of Castile, queen consort of Navarre (b. c. 1363)

Deaths604 years ago

1425 - Prince Vasily I of Moscow (b. 1371)

Deaths595 years ago
Deaths537 years ago

1558 - Johann Faber of Heilbronn, controversial Catholic preacher (b. 1504)

Deaths462 years ago

1558 - Kunigunde of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, German Noblewoman (b. 1524)

Deaths462 years ago

1659 - Henry Dunster, English-American clergyman and academic (b. 1609)

Deaths361 years ago
Deaths321 years ago

1706 - John Evelyn, English gardener and author (b. 1620)

Deaths314 years ago

1712 - Sir William Villiers, 3rd Baronet, English politician (b. 1645)

Deaths308 years ago

1720 - Samuel Parris, English-American minister (b. 1653)

Deaths300 years ago

1735 - John Arbuthnot, Scottish physician and polymath (b. 1667)

Deaths285 years ago

1784 - Count of St. Germain, European adventurer (b. 1710)

Deaths236 years ago

1795 - Tanikaze Kajinosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1750)

Deaths225 years ago

1844 - Nicholas Biddle, American banker and politician (b. 1786)

Deaths176 years ago

1887 - Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist (b. 1833)

Deaths133 years ago

1892 - Louis Vuitton, French fashion designer and businessman, founded Louis Vuitton (b. 1821)

Deaths128 years ago

1902 - Harry "Breaker" Morant, English-Australian lieutenant (b. 1864)

Deaths118 years ago

1921 - Schofield Haigh, English cricketer and umpire (b. 1871)

Deaths99 years ago

1931 - Chandra Shekhar Azad, Indian revolutionary (b. 1906)

Deaths89 years ago

1936 - Joshua W. Alexander, American judge and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1852)

Deaths84 years ago

1936 - Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1849)

Deaths84 years ago

1937 - Hosteen Klah, Navajo artist, medicine man, and weaver (b. 1867)

Deaths83 years ago

1937 - Emily Malbone Morgan, American saint, foundress of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross (b. 1862)

Deaths83 years ago

1943 - Kostis Palamas, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1859)

Deaths77 years ago

1956 - Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Speaker of the Lok Sabha (b. 1888)

Deaths64 years ago

1964 - Orry-Kelly, Australian-American costume designer (b. 1897)

Deaths56 years ago

1968 - Frankie Lymon, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Marius Barbeau, Canadian ethnographer and academic (b. 1883)

Deaths51 years ago

1973 - Bill Everett, American author and illustrator (b. 1917)

Deaths47 years ago

1977 - John Dickson Carr, American author and playwright (b. 1905)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - George Tobias, American actor (b. 1901)

Deaths40 years ago

1985 - Ray Ellington, English singer and drummer (b. 1916)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American politician and diplomat, 3rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1902)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - J. Pat O'Malley, English-American actor and singer (b. 1904)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1929)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Bill Holman, American cartoonist (b. 1903)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Joan Greenwood, English actress (b. 1921)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)

Deaths31 years ago

1992 - S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American linguist and politician (b. 1906)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Lillian Gish, American actress (b. 1893)

Deaths27 years ago

1998 - George H. Hitchings, American pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Horace Tapscott, American pianist and composer (b. 1934)

Deaths21 years ago

2002 - Spike Milligan, Irish soldier, actor, comedian, and author (b. 1918)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - John Lanchbery, English-Australian composer and conductor (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Fred Rogers, American minister and television host (b. 1928)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Paul Sweezy, American economist and journalist (b. 1910)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Otis Chandler, American publisher (b. 1927)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American general and author (b. 1908)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Linda Smith, English comedian and author (b. 1958)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven, German general (b. 1914)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - William F. Buckley, Jr., American author and journalist, founded the National Review (b. 1925)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Myron Cope, American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1929)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Ivan Rebroff, German vocalist of Russian descent with four and a half octaves (b. 1931)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Nanaji Deshmukh, Indian educator and activist (b. 1916)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Frank Buckles, American soldier (b. 1901)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Necmettin Erbakan, Turkish engineer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Duke Snider, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Gary Winick, American director and producer (b. 1961)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Ma Jiyuan, Chinese general (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tina Strobos, Dutch physician and psychiatrist (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Helga Vlahović, Croatian journalist and producer (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Van Cliburn, American pianist (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ramon Dekkers, Dutch mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (b. 1969)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dale Robertson, American actor (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Adolfo Zaldívar, Chilean lawyer and politician (b. 1943)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Aaron Allston, American game designer and author (b. 1960)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Terry Rand, American basketball player (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Boris Nemtsov, Russian academic and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1959)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Leonard Nimoy, American actor (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Julio César Strassera, Argentinian lawyer and jurist (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Yi Cheol-seung, South Korean lawyer and politician (b. 1922)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - James Z. Davis, American lawyer and judge (b. 1943)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Steve Folkes, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1959)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - France-Albert René, Seychellois politician, 2nd President of Seychelles (b. 1935)

Deaths1 years ago

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