Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Lazarus Saturday can fall, while April 17 is the latest; observed on the day before Palm Sunday. (Eastern Orthodox Church)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Nanakshahi New Year, first day of the month of Chet (Sikhism)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Summer Day (Albania)

Holidays and observances

White Day, complementary day of Valentine's Day when men give gifts to women (Japan and Korea)

Holidays and observances


44 BCCasca and Cassius decide, on the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should live.


313 – Emperor Jin Huaidi is executed by Liu Cong, ruler of the Xiongnu state (Han Zhao).


1381Chioggia concludes an alliance with Zadar and Trogir against Venice, which becomes changed in 1412 in Šibenik.

Events639 years ago

1489 – The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.

Events531 years ago
Events430 years ago

1647Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.

Events373 years ago

1663Otto von Guericke completes his book on Vacuum.

Events357 years ago

1674 - The Third Anglo-Dutch War: The Battle of Ronas Voe results in the Dutch East India Company ship Wapen van Rotterdam being captured with a death toll of up to 300 Dutch crew and soldiers.

Events346 years ago

1757 – Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.

Events263 years ago

1780American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.

Events240 years ago

1782Battle of Wuchale: Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I pacifies a group of Oromo near Wuchale.

Events238 years ago

1794Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.

Events226 years ago

1885The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London.

Events135 years ago

1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.

Events120 years ago

1903 – The Hay–Herrán Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Senate of Colombia would later reject the treaty.

Events117 years ago

1903 – Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is established by US President Theodore Roosevelt.

Events117 years ago

1910Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vents to atmosphere.

Events110 years ago

1926El Virilla train accident, Costa Rica: A train falls off a bridge over the Río Virilla between Heredia and Tibás. Two hundred forty-eight are killed and 93 wounded.

Events94 years ago

1931Alam Ara, India's first talking film, is released.

Events89 years ago

1939Slovakia declares independence under German pressure.

Events81 years ago

1942Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.

Events78 years ago

1943World War II: The Kraków Ghetto is "liquidated".

Events77 years ago

1945 – World War II: The R.A.F.'s first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.

Events75 years ago

1951Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.

Events69 years ago

1961USAF Broken Arrow nuclear weapon mishap in B-52 crash near Yuba City, Ca.

Events59 years ago

1964 – A jury in Dallas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.

Events56 years ago

1967 – The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.

Events53 years ago

1978 – The Israel Defense Forces invade and occupies southern Lebanon in Operation Litani.

Events42 years ago

1979 – In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing 44 and injuring at least 200.

Events41 years ago

1980 – In Poland, LOT Flight 7 crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.

Events40 years ago

1982 – The South African government bombs the headquarters of the African National Congress in London.

Events38 years ago

1988Johnson South Reef Skirmish: Chinese forces defeat Vietnamese forces in Johnson South Reef, disputed Spratly Islands.

Events32 years ago

1994Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.

Events26 years ago

1995Space exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle.

Events25 years ago

2006 – Members of the Chadian military fail in an attempted coup d'état.

Events14 years ago

2007 – The Left Front government of West Bengal sends at least 3,000 police to Nandigram in an attempt to break Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee resistance there; the resulting clash leaves 14 dead.

Events13 years ago

2008 – A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupt in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.

Events12 years ago

2019Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe over the past few days, destroying almost everything in its path, causing devastating floods, killing and injuring thousands of people and ruining crops. More than 2.6 million people could be affected across the three countries, and the port city of Beira, which was hit on March 8 and is home to 500,000 people, is now an “island in the ocean”, almost completely cut off.

Events1 years ago


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1576Eric of Lorraine, Bishop of Verdun (d. 1623)

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1665Giuseppe Crespi, Italian painter (d. 1747)

Births355 years ago

1681Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer and theorist (d. 1767)

Births339 years ago

1790Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (d. 1863)

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1800James Bogardus, American inventor and architect (d. 1874)

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1801Kristjan Jaak Peterson, Estonian poet (d. 1822)

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1804Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1849)

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1813Joseph P. Bradley, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1892)

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1823Théodore de Banville, French poet and critic (d. 1891)

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1833Frederic Shields, English painter and illustrator (d. 1911)

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1833 – Lucy Hobbs Taylor, American dentist and educator (d. 1910)

Births187 years ago

1835Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer and historian (d. 1910)

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1837Charles Ammi Cutter, American librarian (d. 1903)

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1844Umberto I of Italy (d. 1900)

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1844 – Arthur O'Shaughnessy, English poet and herpetologist (d. 1881)

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1847Castro Alves, Brazilian poet and playwright (d. 1871)

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1853Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918)

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1854Paul Ehrlich, German physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1915)

Births166 years ago

1854 – John Lane, English publisher, co-founded The Bodley Head (d. 1925)

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1854 – Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian author and poet (d. 1920)

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1854 – Thomas R. Marshall, American lawyer and politician, 28th Vice President of the United States of America (d. 1925)

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1862Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist and meteorologist (d. 1951)

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1863Casey Jones, American engineer (d. 1900)

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1866Alexey Troitsky, Russian composer and author (d. 1942)

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1868Emily Murphy, Canadian jurist, author, and activist (d. 1933)

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1869Algernon Blackwood, English author and playwright (d. 1951)

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1874Anton Philips, Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips Electronics (d. 1951)

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1879Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

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1882Wacław Sierpiński, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1969)

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1885Gervais Raoul Lufbery, French-American soldier and pilot (d. 1918)

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1886Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)

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1887Sylvia Beach, American-French publisher, founded Shakespeare and Company (d. 1962)

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1894Osa Johnson, American director and explorer (d. 1953)

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1898Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist and philologist (d. 1985)

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1898 – Reginald Marsh, French-American painter and illustrator (d. 1954)

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1899K. C. Irving, Canadian businessman, founded Irving Oil (d. 1992)

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1901Sid Atkinson, South African hurdler and long jumper (d. 1977)

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1903Adolph Gottlieb, American painter and sculptor (d. 1974)

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1904Doris Eaton Travis, American actress and dancer (d. 2010)

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1905Raymond Aron, French journalist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1983)

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1906Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer and educator (d. 1972)

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1906 – Fazıl Küçük, Cypriot journalist and politician (d. 1984)

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1908Ed Heinemann, American engineer (d. 1991)

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1908 – Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher and academic (d. 1961)

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1908 – Philip Conrad Vincent, English engineer and businessman, founded Vincent Motorcycles (d. 1979)

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1911Akira Yoshizawa, Japanese origamist (d. 2005)

Births109 years ago

1912Cliff Bastin, English footballer (d. 1991)

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1912 – Les Brown, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2001)

Births108 years ago

1912 – W. Graham Claytor, Jr. American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1994)

Births108 years ago

1912 – W. Willard Wirtz, American lawyer and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 2010)

Births108 years ago

1914Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)

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1914 – Bill Owen, English actor and songwriter (d. 1999)

Births106 years ago

1914 – Lee Petty, American race car driver and businessman, founded Petty Enterprises (d. 2000)

Births106 years ago

1915Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2005)

Births105 years ago

1916Horton Foote, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2009)

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1917Alan Smith, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 2013)

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1918Zoia Horn, American librarian (d. 2014)

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1918 – Dennis Patrick, American actor and director (d. 2002)

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1919Max Shulman, American author and screenwriter (d. 1988)

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1920Hank Ketcham, American author and cartoonist, created Dennis the Menace (d. 2001)

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1920 – Dorothy Tyler-Odam, English high jumper (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1921S. Truett Cathy, American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1921 – Ada Louise Huxtable, American author and critic (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1922Les Baxter, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)

Births98 years ago

1922 – China Zorrilla, Uruguayan actress, director, and producer (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923Diane Arbus, American photographer (d. 1971)

Births97 years ago

1925William Clay Ford, Sr., American businessman (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 – Joseph A. Unanue, American sergeant and businessman (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926François Morel, Canadian pianist, composer, conductor, and educator (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1928Frank Borman, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births92 years ago

1928 – Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish environmentalist (d. 1980)

Births92 years ago

1929Bob Goalby, American golfer

Births91 years ago

1932Mark Murphy, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)

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1933Michael Caine, English actor and author

Births87 years ago

1933 – Quincy Jones, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer

Births87 years ago

1934Eugene Cernan, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1934 – Paul Rader, American 15th General of The Salvation Army

Births86 years ago

1936Bob Charles, New Zealand golfer

Births84 years ago

1937Peter van der Merwe, South African cricketer and referee (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1938Eleanor Bron, English actress and screenwriter

Births82 years ago

1938 – John Gleeson, Australian cricketer (d. 2016)

Births82 years ago

1939Pilar Bardem, Spanish actress

Births81 years ago

1939 – Raymond J. Barry, American actor

Births81 years ago

1939 – Bertrand Blier, French director and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 – Yves Boisset, French director and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 – Jan Crouch, American televangelist, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (d. 2016)

Births81 years ago

1941Wolfgang Petersen, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1942Rita Tushingham, English actress

Births78 years ago

1943Anita Morris, American actress and singer (d. 1994)

Births77 years ago

1944Boris Brott, Canadian composer and conductor

Births76 years ago

1944 – Václav Nedomanský, Czech ice hockey player and manager

Births76 years ago

1944 – Bobby Smith, English footballer and manager

Births76 years ago

1944 – Tom Stannage, Australian historian and academic (d. 2012)

Births76 years ago

1945Jasper Carrott, English comedian, actor, and game show host

Births75 years ago

1945 – Michael Martin Murphey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1945 – Walter Parazaider, American saxophonist

Births75 years ago

1946William Lerach, American securities, class action attorney

Births74 years ago

1946Wes Unseld, American basketball player, coach, and manager

Births74 years ago

1947Roy Budd, English pianist and composer (d. 1993)

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1947 – William J. Jefferson, American lawyer and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 – Jona Lewie, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births73 years ago

1948Tom Coburn, American physician and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 – Theo Jansen, Dutch sculptor

Births72 years ago

1950Rick Dees, American actor and radio host

Births70 years ago

1951Jerry Greenfield, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Ben & Jerry's

Births69 years ago

1953Nick Keir, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births67 years ago

1954Brian Smith, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births66 years ago

1955Jonathan Kaufer, American director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

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1956Sean Mathias, Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 – Alexey Pajitnov, Russian video game designer and computer engineer, creator of Tetris

Births64 years ago

1956 – Butch Wynegar, American baseball player and coach

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1957Jean van de Velde, Dutch director and screenwriter

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1957 – Tad Williams, American author

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1958 – Francine Stock, English journalist and author

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1959Steve Byrnes, American sportscaster and producer (d. 2015)

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1959 – Laila Robins, American actress

Births61 years ago

1959 – Tamara Tunie, American actress

Births61 years ago

1960Heidi Hammel, American astronomer and academic

Births60 years ago

1961Garry Jack, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 – Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress

Births59 years ago

1961 – Mike Lazaridis, Turkish–Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded BlackBerry Limited

Births59 years ago

1961 – Hiro Matsushita, Japanese race car driver

Births59 years ago

1963Andrew Fleming, American director and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 – Bruce Reid, Australian cricketer and coach

Births57 years ago

1964Dario Bisso Sabàdin, Italian conductor and composer

Births56 years ago

1965Kevin Brown, American baseball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 – Aamir Khan, Indian film actor, producer, and director

Births55 years ago

1965 – Billy Sherwood, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 – Kevin Williamson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966Jonas Elmer, Danish actor, director, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 – Elise Neal, American actress and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 – Gary Anthony Williams, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1967Jeremy Baumberg FRS Professor of Nanoscience at the University of Cambridge

Births53 years ago

1968Megan Follows, Canadian-American actress

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1968 – James Frain, English actor

Births52 years ago

1968 – Serena Rees, English businesswoman, co-founded Agent Provocateur

Births52 years ago

1969Michael Bland, American drummer and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 – Larry Johnson, American basketball player and actor

Births51 years ago

1970Kristian Bush, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1971Charlie Elphicke, English lawyer and politician

Births49 years ago

1972Irom Chanu Sharmila, Indian poet and activist

Births48 years ago

1973Rohit Shetty, Indian film director and producer

Births47 years ago

1974Ben Kennedy, Australian rugby player

Births46 years ago

1974 – Santino Marella, Canadian-American wrestler and actor

Births46 years ago

1974 – Patrick Traverse, Canadian ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1975Rushanara Ali, Bangladeshi-English politician

Births45 years ago

1975 – Steve Harper, English footballer and referee

Births45 years ago

1975 – Dmitri Markov, Belarusian-Australian pole vaulter

Births45 years ago

1976Daniel Gillies, Canadian-New Zealand actor, director, and screenwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 – Phil Vickery, English rugby player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1977Vadims Fjodorovs, Latvian footballer and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 – Aki Hoshino, Japanese model and author

Births43 years ago

1977 – Naoki Matsuda, Japanese footballer (d. 2011)

Births43 years ago

1977 – Jeremy Paul, New Zealand-Australian rugby player

Births43 years ago

1978Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer

Births42 years ago

1979Nicolas Anelka, French footballer and manager

Births41 years ago

1979 – Chris Klein, American actor

Births41 years ago

1979 – Sead Ramović, German-Bosnian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 – Dan Sexbang, lead singer of NSP, American Internet Celebrity (2013–present)

Births41 years ago

1980Aaron Brown, English footballer and coach

Births40 years ago

1980 – Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby player

Births40 years ago

1981Bobby Jenks, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 – George Wilson, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982Carlos Marinelli, Argentinian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 – François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (d. 2008)

Births38 years ago

1983Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer

Births37 years ago

1983 – Taylor Hanson, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births37 years ago

1983 – Anas Sarwar, Scottish dentist and politician

Births37 years ago

1983 – Jin Sha, Chinese singer and actress

Births37 years ago

1984Aric Almirola, American race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 – Liesel Pritzker Simmons, American actress and philanthropist

Births36 years ago

1986Jamie Bell, English actor and dancer

Births34 years ago

1986 – Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births34 years ago

1986 – Jessica Gallagher, Australian skier and cyclist

Births34 years ago

1986 – Andy Taylor, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1987Robert Clark, American actor

Births33 years ago

1988Stephen Curry, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 – Rico Freimuth, German decathlete

Births32 years ago

1989Kevin Lacroix, Canadian race car driver

Births31 years ago

1989 – Colby O'Donis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births31 years ago

1990Joe Allen, Welsh footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 – Tamás Kádár, Hungarian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 – Haru Kuroki, Japanese actress

Births30 years ago

1990 – Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, Icelandic footballer

Births30 years ago

1991Emir Bekrić, Serbian hurdler

Births29 years ago

1991 – Pat O'Hanlon, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1991 – László Szűcs, Hungarian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 – Steven Zellner, German footballer

Births29 years ago

1993Philipp Ziereis, German footballer

Births27 years ago

1994Ansel Elgort, American actor and DJ

Births26 years ago

1996Batuhan Altıntaş, Turkish footballer

Births24 years ago

1997Simone Biles, American gymnast

Births23 years ago


313Emperor Huai of Jin (b. 284)


757Li Lin, prince of the Tang dynasty


840Einhard, Frankish scholar


968Matilda of Ringelheim, Frankish queen and saint (b. 895)


1397Henry VIII the Sparrow, Duke of Żagań–Głogów (b.c. 1357)

Deaths623 years ago

1457 – The Jingtai Emperor, ruler of Ming China (b. 1428)

Deaths563 years ago

1471Thomas Malory, English author and politician (b. 1405)

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1571John Sigismund Zápolya, Hungarian king (b. 1540)

Deaths449 years ago

1632Tokugawa Hidetada, Japanese shōgun (b. 1579)

Deaths388 years ago
Deaths373 years ago

1648Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general and politician (b. 1584)

Deaths372 years ago

1696Jean Domat, French lawyer and jurist (b. 1625)

Deaths324 years ago

1748George Wade, Irish field marshal and politician (b. 1673)

Deaths272 years ago

1757John Byng, British admiral and politician, 11th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1704)

Deaths263 years ago

1765Ayagawa Gorōji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 2nd Yokozuna (b. 1703)

Deaths255 years ago

1791Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and critic (b. 1725)

Deaths229 years ago

1803Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet (b. 1724)

Deaths217 years ago

1805Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki, Polish-Lithuanian general (b. 1753)

Deaths215 years ago

1811Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1735)

Deaths209 years ago

1823Charles François Dumouriez, French general and politician, French Minister of War (b. 1739)

Deaths197 years ago

1860Carl Ritter von Ghega, Italian engineer, designed the Semmering railway (b. 1802)

Deaths160 years ago

1877Juan Manuel de Rosas, Argentinian general and politician, 17th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (b. 1793)

Deaths143 years ago

1883Karl Marx, German philosopher and theorist (b. 1818)

Deaths137 years ago

1884Quintino Sella, Italian economist and politician, Italian Minister of Finances (b. 1827)

Deaths136 years ago

1921Larry McLean, Canadian-American baseball player (b. 1881)

Deaths99 years ago

1932George Eastman, American inventor and businessman, founded Eastman Kodak (b. 1854)

Deaths88 years ago

1942René Bull, Irish lieutenant and illustrator (b. 1872)

Deaths78 years ago

1946Werner von Blomberg, German field marshal (b. 1878)

Deaths74 years ago

1949John Callan O'Laughlin, American journalist and politician, 17th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1873)

Deaths71 years ago

1953Klement Gottwald, Czechoslovak Communist politician (b. 1896)

Deaths67 years ago

1957Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot activist (b. 1938)

Deaths63 years ago

1965Marion Jones Farquhar, American tennis player (b. 1879)

Deaths55 years ago

1968Erwin Panofsky, German historian and academic (b. 1892)

Deaths52 years ago

1969Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter, illustrator, and educator (b. 1898)

Deaths51 years ago

1973Howard H. Aiken, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1900)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 – Chic Young, American cartoonist (b. 1901)

Deaths47 years ago

1975Susan Hayward, American actress (b. 1917)

Deaths45 years ago

1976Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (b. 1895)

Deaths44 years ago

1977Fannie Lou Hamer, American activist and philanthropist (b. 1917)

Deaths43 years ago

1980Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Indonesia (b. 1902)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 – Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish environmentalist (b. 1928)

Deaths40 years ago

1983Maurice Ronet, French actor and director (b. 1927)

Deaths37 years ago

1984Hovhannes Shiraz, Armenian poet (b. 1915)

Deaths36 years ago

1989Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary (b. 1892)

Deaths31 years ago

1991Howard Ashman, American playwright and composer (b. 1950)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 – Margery Sharp, English author (b. 1905)

Deaths29 years ago

1992Jean Poiret, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths28 years ago

1995William Alfred Fowler, American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

Deaths25 years ago

1997Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-American director and producer (b. 1907)

Deaths23 years ago

1999Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 – John Broome, American author (b. 1913)

Deaths21 years ago

2002Cherry Wilder, New Zealand author and poet (b. 1930)

Deaths18 years ago

2003Jack Goldstein, Canadian-American painter (b. 1945)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 – Jean-Luc Lagardère, French engineer and businessman (b. 1928)

Deaths17 years ago

2006Lennart Meri, Estonian director and politician, 2nd President of Estonia (b. 1929)

Deaths14 years ago

2007Lucie Aubrac, French educator and activist (b. 1912)

Deaths13 years ago

2008Chiara Lubich, Italian activist, co-founded the Focolare Movement (b. 1920)

Deaths12 years ago

2010Peter Graves, American actor (b. 1926)

Deaths10 years ago

2012Pierre Schoendoerffer, French director and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Ċensu Tabone, Maltese general and politician, 4th President of Malta (b. 1913)

Deaths8 years ago

2013Jack Greene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Aramais Sahakyan, Armenian poet and author (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Ieng Sary, Vietnamese-Cambodian politician, Cambodian Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2014Tony Benn, English pilot and politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Meir Har-Zion, Israeli commander (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2016John W. Cahn, German-American metallurgist and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 – Peter Maxwell Davies, English composer and conductor (b. 1934)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 – Suranimala Rajapaksha, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1949)

Deaths4 years ago

2018Jim Bowen, English stand-up comedian and TV personality (b. 1937)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 – Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist (b. 1979)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 – Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author (b. 1942)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 – Emily Nasrallah, Lebanese writer and women's rights activist. (b. 1931)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 – Liam O'Flynn, Irish uileann piper (b. 1945)

Deaths2 years ago

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