Holidays and observances

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

Events

538 - Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Byzantine general, Belisarius.

Events

1550 - Several hundred Spanish and indigenous troops under the command of Pedro de Valdivia defeat an army of 60,000 Mapuche at the Battle of Penco during the Arauco War in present-day Chile.

Events470 years ago

1622 - Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Society of Jesus, are canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.

Events398 years ago

1672 - Robert Holmes attacks a Dutch trade convoy, the Smyrna fleet, beginning the Rampjaar.

Events348 years ago
Events331 years ago

1811 - Peninsular War: A day after a successful rearguard action, French Marshal Michel Ney once again successfully delays the pursuing Anglo-Portuguese force at the Battle of Redinha.

Events209 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Red River Campaign begins as a US Navy fleet of 13 Ironclads and 7 Gunboats and other support ships enter the Red River.

Events156 years ago

1881 - Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain.

Events139 years ago
Events135 years ago

1894 - Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph A. Biedenharn.

Events126 years ago

1912 - The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.

Events108 years ago

1913 - Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remains temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.)

Events107 years ago

1918 - Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.

Events102 years ago

1920 - The Kapp Putsch begins when the Marinebrigade Ehrhardt is ordered to march on Berlin.

Events100 years ago
Events99 years ago

1928 - In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill 431 people.

Events92 years ago

1930 - Mahatma Gandhi begins the Salt March, a 200-mile march to the sea to protest the British monopoly on salt in India.

Events90 years ago

1933 - Great Depression: Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his "fireside chats".

Events87 years ago

1934 - Konstantin Päts and General Johan Laidoner stage a coup in Estonia, and ban all political parties.

Events86 years ago

1938 - Anschluss: German troops occupy and absorb Austria.

Events82 years ago

1940 - Winter War: Finland signs the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia. Finnish troops and the remaining population are immediately evacuated.

Events80 years ago
Events78 years ago

1943 - Italian occupation of Greece: The Italian occupying forces abandon the town of Karditsa to the partisans. On the same day, an Italian motorized column razes the village of Tsaritsani, burning 360 of its 600 houses and shooting 40 civilians.

Events77 years ago

1947 - Cold War: The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.

Events73 years ago

1950 - The Llandow air disaster occurs near Sigingstone, Wales, in which 80 people die when their aircraft crashed, making it the world's deadliest air disaster at the time.

Events70 years ago

1961 - First winter ascent of the North Face of the Eiger.

Events59 years ago

1967 - Suharto takes power from Sukarno when the MPRS inaugurate him as Acting President of Indonesia.

Events53 years ago

1968 - Mauritius achieves independence from the United Kingdom.

Events52 years ago

1971 - The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Suleyman Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns.

Events49 years ago

1992 - Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Events28 years ago

1993 - Several bombs explode in Mumbai, India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more.

Events27 years ago

1993 - North Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and refuses to allow inspectors access to its nuclear sites.

Events27 years ago

1994 - The Church of England ordains its first female priests.

Events26 years ago

1999 - Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.

Events21 years ago
Events17 years ago

2003 - WHO officially release global warning on pandemic SARS disease.

Events17 years ago

2004 - The President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, is impeached by its National Assembly: The first such impeachment in the nation's history.

Events16 years ago

2009 - Financier Bernard Madoff pleads guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street's history.

Events11 years ago

2011 - A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.

Events9 years ago

2014 - A gas explosion in the New York City neighborhood of East Harlem kills eight and injures 70 others.

Events6 years ago

2019 - In the House of Commons, the revised EU Withdrawal Bill was rejected by a margin of 149 votes.

Events1 years ago

Births

Births750 years ago

1515 - Caspar Othmayr, German Lutheran pastor and composer (d. 1553)

Births505 years ago

1607 - Paul Gerhardt, German poet and composer (d. 1676)

Births413 years ago

1613 - André Le Nôtre, French gardener and architect (d. 1700)

Births407 years ago

1626 - John Aubrey, English historian and philosopher (d. 1697)

Births394 years ago
Births383 years ago

1672 - Richard Steele, Irish-Welsh journalist and politician (d. 1729)

Births348 years ago

1685 - George Berkeley, Irish bishop and philosopher (d. 1753)

Births335 years ago

1710 - Thomas Arne, English composer (d. 1778)

Births310 years ago

1735 - François-Emmanuel Guignard, comte de Saint-Priest, French politician and diplomat (d. 1821)

Births285 years ago

1753 - Jean Denis, French politician, lawyer, jurist, journalist, and historian (d. 1827)

Births267 years ago

1766 - Claudius Buchanan, Scottish theologian (d. 1815)

Births254 years ago

1781 - Frederica of Baden, Queen consort to Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (d. 1826)

Births239 years ago

1784 - William Buckland, English geologist and paleontologist; Dean of Westminster (d. 1856)

Births236 years ago

1795 - William Lyon Mackenzie, Scottish-Canadian journalist and politician, 1st Mayor of Toronto (d. 1861)

Births225 years ago

1795 - George Tyler Wood, American military officer and politician (d. 1858)

Births225 years ago

1806 - Jane Pierce, American wife of Franklin Pierce, 15th First Lady of the United States (d. 1863)

Births214 years ago

1807 - James Abbott, Indian Army officer (d. 1896)

Births213 years ago

1815 - Louis-Jules Trochu, French military leader and politician (d. 1896)

Births205 years ago

1821 - John Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1893)

Births199 years ago

1821 - Medo Pucić, Croatian writer and politician (d. 1882)

Births199 years ago

1823 - Katsu Kaishū, Japanese statesman (d. 1899)

Births197 years ago

1824 - Gustav Kirchhoff, Russian-German physicist and academic (d. 1887)

Births196 years ago

1832 - Charles Boycott, English farmer and agent (d. 1897)

Births188 years ago
Births186 years ago

1835 - Simon Newcomb, Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1909)

Births185 years ago

1837 - Alexandre Guilmant, French organist and composer (d. 1911)

Births183 years ago

1838 - William Henry Perkin, English chemist and academic (d. 1907)

Births182 years ago

1843 - Gabriel Tarde, French sociologist and criminologist (d. 1904)

Births177 years ago

1857 - William V. Ranous, American actor and director (d. 1915)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Adolph Ochs, American publisher (d. 1935)

Births162 years ago

1859 - Ernesto Cesàro, Italian mathematician (d. 1906)

Births161 years ago

1860 - Eric Stenbock, Estonian poet and author (d. 1895)

Births160 years ago

1863 - Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian soldier, journalist, poet, and playwright (d. 1938)

Births157 years ago

1863 - Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist and chemist (d. 1945)

Births157 years ago

1864 - W. H. R. Rivers, English anthropologist, neurologist, ethnologist, and psychiatrist (d. 1922)

Births156 years ago

1874 - Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer (d. 1949)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Wilhelm Frick, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of the Interior (d. 1946)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Gemma Galgani, Italian mystic and saint (d. 1903)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Henry Drysdale Dakin, English-American chemist and academic (d. 1952)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Väinö Tanner, Finnish politician of Social Democratic Party of Finland (d. 1966)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Carlos Blanco Galindo, Bolivian politician (d. 1943)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Sándor Jávorka, Hungarian botanist (d. 1961)

Births137 years ago

1888 - Walter Hermann Bucher, German-American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1965)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Hans Knappertsbusch, German conductor (d. 1965)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Evert Taube, Swedish singer-songwriter and lute player (d. 1976)

Births130 years ago

1896 - Jesse Fuller, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1976)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Tian Han, Chinese playwright (d. 1968)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Luitpold Steidle, German army officer and politician (d. 1984)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Ramón Muttis, Argentine footballer (d. 1955)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Rinus van den Berge, Dutch athlete (d. 1972)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, 19th President of Colombia (d. 1975)

Births120 years ago

1904 - Lyudmila Keldysh, Russian mathematician (d. 1976)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor (d. 1982)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer and academic (d. 2007)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (d. 1970)

Births112 years ago

1908 - David Marshall, Singaporean lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Singapore (d. 1995)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Petras Cvirka, Lithuanian author (d. 1947)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Masayoshi Ōhira, Japanese politician, 68th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1980)

Births110 years ago

1910 - László Lékai, Archbishop of Esztergom and Cardinal (d. 1986)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mexican academic and politician, 49th President of Mexico (d. 1979)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Irving Layton, Romanian-Canadian poet and academic (d. 2006)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian politician, 5th Deputy Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Agathe von Trapp, Hungarian-American singer and author (d. 2010)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Alberto Burri, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1995)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Jiří Mucha, Czech journalist (d. 1991)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Leonard Chess, American record company executive, co-founder of Chess Records (d. 1969)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Millard Kaufman, American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Googie Withers, Indian-Australian actress (d. 2011)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Pádraig Faulkner, Irish Fianna Fáil politician (d. 2012)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Elaine de Kooning, American painter and academic (d. 1989)

Births102 years ago

1921 - Gianni Agnelli, Italian businessman (d. 2001)

Births99 years ago

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

Births99 years ago

1922 - Jack Kerouac, American author and poet (d. 1969)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Lane Kirkland, American sailor and union leader (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater and cyclist (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (d. 2005)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Wally Schirra, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2007)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Mae Young, American wrestler (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Leo Esaki, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births95 years ago

1925 - Harry Harrison, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1926 - George Ariyoshi, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Hawaii

Births94 years ago

1926 - Arthur A. Hartman, American career diplomat (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1926 - John Clellon Holmes, American author and professor (d. 1988)

Births94 years ago

1926 - David Nadien, American violinist (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Raúl Alfonsín, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 46th President of Argentina (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Emmett Leith, professor of electrical engineering and co-inventor of three-dimensional holography (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Sudharmono, 5th Vice President of Indonesia (d. 2006)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Edward Albee, American director and playwright (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Win Tin, Burmese journalist and politician, co-founded the National League for Democracy (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Antony Acland, British former diplomat and Provost of Eton College

Births90 years ago

1931 - Józef Tischner, Polish priest and philosopher (d. 2000)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Bob Houbregs, Canadian basketball player (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Andrew Young, American pastor and politician, 14th United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Births88 years ago

1933 - Myrna Fahey, American actress (d. 1973)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Barbara Feldon, American actress

Births87 years ago

1934 - Francisco J. Ayala, Spanish-American evolutionary biologist and philosopher

Births86 years ago

1936 - Virginia Hamilton, American children's books author (d. 2002)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Michał Heller, Polish professor of philosophy

Births84 years ago

1936 - Eddie Sutton, American basketball player and coach

Births84 years ago

1937 - Zoltán Horvath, Hungarian sabre fencer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Zurab Sotkilava, Georgian operatic tenor (d. 2017)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Vladimir Msryan, Armenian actor, (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Johnny Rutherford, American race car driver and sportscaster

Births82 years ago

1938 - Juan Horacio Suárez, Argentine bishop

Births82 years ago

1940 - Al Jarreau, American singer (d. 2017)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Josip Skoblar, former Croatian footballer

Births79 years ago

1943 - Ratko Mladić, Serbian general

Births77 years ago

1944 - Erwin Mueller, former American basketball player (d. 2018)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Anne Summers, Australian feminist writer, editor, publisher and public servant

Births75 years ago

1946 - Dean Cundey, American cinematographer and film director

Births74 years ago

1946 - Liza Minnelli, American actress, singer and dancer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Frank Welker, American voice actor and singer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Peter Harry Carstensen, German educator and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jan-Erik Enestam, Finland-Swedish politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Rigert, Soviet Olympic weightlifter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mitt Romney, American businessman and politician, 70th Governor of Massachusetts

Births73 years ago

1948 - Virginia Bottomley, Scottish social worker and politician, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Births72 years ago

1948 - Kent Conrad, American politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - James Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Rob Cohen, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - David Mellor, British politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Javier Clemente, Spanish footballer and manager

Births70 years ago

1952 - André Comte-Sponville, French philosopher

Births68 years ago

1952 - Yasuhiko Okudera, former Japanese footballer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Pavel Pinigin, former Soviet wrestler and Olympic champion

Births67 years ago

1954 - Anish Kapoor, Indian-English sculptor

Births66 years ago

1956 - Ove Aunli, former Norwegian cross-country skier

Births64 years ago

1956 - Stanisław Bobak, Polish ski jumper (d. 2010)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Steve Harris, English bass player and songwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Lesley Manville, English actress

Births64 years ago

1956 - Dale Murphy, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Pim Verbeek, Dutch football manager

Births64 years ago

1957 - Patrick Battiston, French footballer and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - Marlon Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Andrey Lopatov, Soviet basketball player

Births63 years ago

1958 - Phil Anderson, English-Australian cyclist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Milorad Dodik, Bosnian Serb politician and president of Republika Srpska

Births61 years ago

1959 - Luenell, American comedian and actress

Births61 years ago

1959 - Michael Walter, German luger (d. 2016)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jason Beghe, American actor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Courtney B. Vance, American actor and painter

Births60 years ago

1961 - Titus Welliver, American actor

Births59 years ago

1962 - Julia Campbell, American actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - Andreas Köpke, former German footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chris Sanders, American illustrator and voice actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Darryl Strawberry, American baseball player and minister

Births58 years ago

1963 - John Andretti, American race car driver

Births57 years ago

1963 - Candy Costie, American swimmer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Joaquim Cruz, Brazilian runner and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Reiner Gies, German boxer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Ian Holloway, English footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Paul Way, English golfer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Dieter Eckstein, retired German footballer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Umirzak Shukeyev, Kazakh chairman of Samruk-Kazyna

Births56 years ago

1965 - Steve Finley, American baseball player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Ivari Padar, former Minister of Finance and Minister of Agriculture of the Estonian Social Democratic Party

Births55 years ago

1966 - David Daniels, American countertenor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Grant Long, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1967 - Julio Dely Valdés, Panamanian footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1968 - Tammy Duckworth, Thai-American colonel, pilot, and politician

Births52 years ago

1968 - Aaron Eckhart, American actor and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Graham Coxon, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jake Tapper, American journalist and author

Births51 years ago

1970 - Karen Bradley, British politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Dave Eggers, American author and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mathias Grönberg, Swedish golfer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Rex Walters, American basketball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Isaiah Rider, American basketball player and rapper

Births49 years ago

1971 - Dragutin Topić, Serbian high jumper

Births49 years ago

1972 - Doron Sheffer, Israeli basketball player

Births48 years ago

1974 - Charles Akonnor, former Ghanaian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Walid Badir, former Israeli footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Nicolae Grigore, former Romanian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Edgaras Jankauskas, former Lithuanian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Srđan Pecelj, Bosnian footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Deron Quint, American ice hockey defenseman

Births44 years ago

1976 - Zhao Wei, Chinese actress, film director, producer and pop singer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Michelle Burgher, track and field athlete

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ramiro Corrales, American soccer player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Amdy Faye, former Senegalese footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Brent Johnson, American ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Casey Mears, American race car driver

Births42 years ago

1978 - Marco Ferreira, Portuguese footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Arina Tanemura, Japanese author and illustrator

Births42 years ago

1979 - Rhys Coiro, American actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Pete Doherty, English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jamie Dwyer, Australian field hockey player and coach

Births41 years ago

1979 - Gerard López, former Spanish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ben Sandford, New Zealand skeleton racer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tim Wieskötter, German sprint canoer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Edwin Villafuerte, Ecuadorian goalkeeper

Births41 years ago

1980 - Césinha, Brazilian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Becky Holliday, American pole vaulter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jens Mouris, Dutch cyclist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Douglas Murray, Swedish ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese wrestler and kick-boxer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenian tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Holly Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births39 years ago

1982 - Lili Bordán, Hungarian-American actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Samm Levine, American actor and comedian

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ilya Nikulin, Russian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Hisato Satō, Japanese footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Yūto Satō, Japanese footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tobias Schweinsteiger, German footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Atif Aslam, Pakistani singer and actor

Births37 years ago

1984 - Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jaimie Alexander, American actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - Marco Bonanomi, Italian racing driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Aleksandr Bukharov, Russian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ed Clancy, English track and road cyclist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Andriy Tovt, Ukrainian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Martynas Andriuškevičius, Lithuanian basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Oleh Dopilka, Ukrainian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Danny Jones, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ben Offereins, Australian runner

Births34 years ago

1986 - František Rajtoral, Czech footballer (d. 2017)

Births34 years ago

1987 - Manuele Boaro, Italian cyclist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jessica Hardy, American swimmer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Maxwell Holt, American volleyball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Teimour Radjabov, Azerbaijani chess player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Chris Seitz, American soccer player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Vadim Shipachyov, Russian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Pablo Velázquez, Paraguayan footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Sebastian Brendel, German canoe racer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kostas Mitroglou, Greek footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Cristian Chagas Tarouco, Brazilian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jordan Adéoti, French footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Vytautas Černiauskas, Lithuanian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Tyler Clary, former American swimmer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Richard Eckersley, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Chen Jianghua, Chinese basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Siim Luts, Estonian footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Alexander Kröckel, German skeleton racer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Irakli Kvekveskiri, Georgian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Dawid Kubacki, Polish ski jumper

Births30 years ago

1990 - Matias Myttynen, Finnish ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Ilija Nestorovski, Macedonian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Milena Raičević, Montenegrin handballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Mikko Sumusalo, Finnish footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Felix Kroos, German footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Niclas Heimann, German footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Leandro Fernandez, Argentine footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Daniele Baselli, Italian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Jordan Ferri, French footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ciara Mageean, Irish middle-distance runner

Births28 years ago

1992 - Jiří Skalák, Czech footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Shehu Abdullahi, Nigerian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Amjad Attwan, Iraqi footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Anton Shramchenko, Belarusian footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Jerami Grant, American basketball player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Katie Archibald, Scottish track cyclist

Births26 years ago

1994 - Christina Grimmie, American singer-songwriter (d. 2016)

Births26 years ago

1996 - Sehrou Guirassy, French footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Karim Hafez, Egyptian footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Robert Murić, Croatian footballer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Dean Henderson, English footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Allan Saint-Maximin, French footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Felipe Vizeu, Brazilian footballer

Births23 years ago

1998 - Daniel Samohin, Israeli figure skater

Births22 years ago

1998 - Elizaveta Ukolova, Czech figure skater

Births22 years ago

Deaths

417 - Innocent I, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

604 - Gregory I, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 540)

Deaths

1539 - Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English diplomat and politician (b.1477)

Deaths481 years ago

1648 - Tirso de Molina, Spanish monk and poet (b. 1571)

Deaths372 years ago

1699 - Peder Griffenfeld, Danish politician (b. 1635)

Deaths321 years ago

1898 - Zachris Topelius, Finnish-Swedish journalist, historian, and author (b. 1818)

Deaths122 years ago

1916 - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian author (b. 1830)

Deaths104 years ago

1925 - Sun Yat-sen, Chinese physician and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (b. 1866)

Deaths95 years ago

1929 - Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman and politician, 44th Mayor of Atlanta (b. 1851)

Deaths91 years ago

1935 - Mihajlo Pupin, Serbian-American physicist and chemist (b. 1858)

Deaths85 years ago

1942 - William Henry Bragg, English physicist, chemist, and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1869)

Deaths77 years ago

1946 - Ferenc Szálasi, Hungarian soldier and politician, Head of State of Hungary (b. 1897)

Deaths74 years ago

1949 - Wilhelm Steinkopf, German chemist (b. 1879)

Deaths71 years ago

1954 - Marianne Weber, German sociologist and suffragist (b. 1870)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1920)

Deaths65 years ago

1955 - Theodor Plievier, German author best known for his anti-war novel (b. 1892)

Deaths65 years ago

1957 - Josephine Hull, American actress (b. 1877)

Deaths63 years ago

1971 - Eugene Lindsay Opie, American physician and pathologist (b. 1873)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Frankie Frisch, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - George D. Sax, American banker and businessman (b. 1904)

Deaths46 years ago

1985 - Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian-American violinist and conductor (b. 1899)

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - Maurice Evans, English-American actor (b. 1901)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Ragnar Granit, Finnish-Swedish neuroscientist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - William Heinesen, Faroese author, poet, and author (b. 1900)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Lucy M. Lewis, American potter (b. 1890)

Deaths28 years ago

1998 - Beatrice Wood, American painter and potter (b. 1893)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Yehudi Menuhin, American-Swiss violinist and conductor (b. 1916)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Aleksandar Nikolić, Yugoslav basketball coach (b. 1924)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Morton Downey Jr., American singer-songwriter, actor, and talk show host (b. 1933)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Victor Westhoff, Dutch botanist and academic (b. 1916)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Spyros Kyprianou, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Cyprus (b. 1932)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian painter and sculptor (b. 1923)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Zoran Đinđić, Serbian philosopher and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1952)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Howard Fast, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1914)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Lynne Thigpen, American actress and singer (b. 1948)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Milton Resnick, Russian-American painter (b. 1917)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Victor Sokolov, Russian-American priest and journalist (b. 1947)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Jorge Guinzburg, Argentinian journalist and producer (b. 1949)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Lazare Ponticelli, Italian-French soldier and supercentenarian (b. 1897)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Miguel Delibes, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Nilla Pizzi, Italian singer (b. 1919)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Dick Harter, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Michael Hossack, American drummer (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Friedhelm Konietzka, German-Swiss footballer and manager (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Clive Burr, English drummer and songwriter (b. 1957)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Michael Grigsby, English director and producer (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ganesh Pyne, Indian painter and illustrator (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Věra Chytilová, Czech actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Paul C. Donnelly, American scientist and engineer (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - José Policarpo, Portuguese cardinal (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Willie Barrow, American minister and activist (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Michael Graves, American architect and academic, designed the Portland Building and the Humana Building (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ada Jafri, Pakistani poet and author (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Terry Pratchett, English journalist, author, and screenwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Rafiq Azad, Bangladeshi poet and author (b. 1942)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Felix Ibru, Nigerian architect and politician, Governor of Delta State (b. 1935)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Lloyd Shapley, American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)

Deaths4 years ago

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