Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

934 - Meng Zhixiang declares himself emperor and establishes Later Shu as a new state independent of Later Tang.

Events

1190 - Massacre of Jews at Clifford's Tower, York.

Events830 years ago

1244 - Over 200 Cathars who refuse to recant are burned to death after the Fall of Montségur.

Events776 years ago

1322 - The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the Despenser Wars.

Events698 years ago

1521 - Ferdinand Magellan reaches the island of Homonhon in the Philippines.

Events499 years ago

1621 - Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."

Events399 years ago

1660 - The Long Parliament of England is dissolved so as to prepare for the new Convention Parliament.

Events360 years ago

1689 - The 23rd Regiment of Foot, or Royal Welch Fusiliers, is founded.

Events331 years ago

1782 - American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán.

Events238 years ago
Events238 years ago

1792 - King Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he dies on March 29.

Events228 years ago

1797 - French Revolutionary Wars: An Austrian column is defeated by the French in the Battle of Valvasone.

Events223 years ago

1802 - The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Events218 years ago

1812 - The Siege of Badajoz begins: British and Portuguese forces besiege and defeat the French garrison during the Peninsular War.

Events208 years ago

1815 - Prince Willem proclaims himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.

Events205 years ago

1818 - In the Second Battle of Cancha Rayada, Spanish forces defeated Chileans under José de San Martín.

Events202 years ago
Events156 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.

Events155 years ago

1870 - The first version of the overture fantasy Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky receives its première performance.

Events150 years ago

1872 - The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

Events148 years ago

1894 - Jules Massenet's opera Thaïs is first performed.

Events126 years ago

1898 - In Melbourne the representatives of five colonies adopted a constitution, which would become the basis of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Events122 years ago

1900 - Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.

Events120 years ago

1916 - The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing cross the US–Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.

Events104 years ago

1917 - World War I: A German auxiliary cruiser is sunk in the Action of 16 March 1917.

Events103 years ago

1918 - Finnish Civil War: Battle of Länkipohja is infamous for its bloody aftermath as the Whites executed 70–100 capitulated Reds.

Events102 years ago

1924 - In accordance with the Treaty of Rome, Fiume becomes annexed as part of Italy.

Events96 years ago

1925 - An earthquake occurs in Yunnan, China.

Events95 years ago

1926 - History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.

Events94 years ago

1935 - Adolf Hitler orders Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.

Events85 years ago

1936 - Warmer-than-normal temperatures rapidly melt snow and ice on the upper Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, leading to a major flood in Pittsburgh.

Events84 years ago

1939 - From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaims Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.

Events81 years ago

1940 - First person killed (James Isbister) in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands.

Events80 years ago

1945 - World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.

Events75 years ago

1945 - Ninety percent of Würzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers, resulting in around 5,000 deaths.

Events75 years ago

1958 - The Ford Motor Company produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.

Events62 years ago

1962 - A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappears in the western Pacific Ocean, with all 107 aboard missing and presumed dead.

Events58 years ago

1966 - Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with an Agena Target Vehicle.

Events54 years ago

1968 - Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre occurs; between 347 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.

Events52 years ago

1968 - General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.

Events52 years ago

1969 - A Viasa McDonnell Douglas DC-9 crashes in Maracaibo, Venezuela, killing 155.

Events51 years ago

1976 - British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns, citing personal reasons.

Events44 years ago

1977 - Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt, the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.

Events43 years ago

1978 - Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped. (He is later murdered by his captors.)

Events42 years ago

1978 - A Balkan Bulgarian Airlines Tupolev Tu-134 crashes near Gabare, Bulgaria, killing 73.

Events42 years ago

1978 - Supertanker Amoco Cadiz splits in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the largest oil spill in history at that time.

Events42 years ago

1979 - Sino-Vietnamese War: The People's Liberation Army crosses the border back into China, ends the war.

Events41 years ago

1983 - Demolition of the Ismaning radio transmitter, the last wooden radio tower in Germany.

Events37 years ago

1984 - William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists. (He later dies in captivity.)

Events36 years ago

1985 - Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.

Events35 years ago

1988 - Iran–Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Events32 years ago

1988 - Halabja chemical attack: The Kurdish town of Halabja in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5,000 people and injuring about 10,000 people.

Events32 years ago

1988 - The Troubles: Ulster loyalist militant Michael Stone attacks a Provisional IRA funeral in Belfast with pistols and grenades. A PIRA volunteer and two civilians are killed, and more than 60 others are wounded.

Events32 years ago

1991 - The airplane carrying eight members of Reba McEntire's touring band crashed on the side of Otay Mountain.

Events29 years ago

1995 - Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was officially ratified in 1865.

Events25 years ago

2001 - A series of bomb blasts that took place in the city of Shijiazhuang, China killed 108 people and injured 38 others, was the biggest mass murder in China in decades.

Events19 years ago

2003 - American activist Rachel Corrie is killed in Rafah trying to obstruct the demolition of a home by being run over by a bulldozer.

Events17 years ago

2005 - Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.

Events15 years ago

2014 - Crimea votes in a controversial referendum to secede from Ukraine to join Russia.

Events6 years ago

2016 - A bomb detonates in a bus carrying government employees in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 15 and injuring at least 54.

Events4 years ago

2016 - Two suicide bombers detonate their explosives at a mosque during morning prayer on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Nigeria, killing 22 and injuring 18.

Events4 years ago

Births

1399 - The Xuande Emperor, ruler of Ming China (d. 1435)

Births621 years ago

1445 - Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss priest and theologian (d. 1510)

Births575 years ago

1465 - Kunigunde of Austria, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1520)

Births555 years ago
Births547 years ago

1559 - Amar Singh I, successor of Maharana Pratap of Mewar (d. 1620)

Births461 years ago

1581 - Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and poet (d. 1647)

Births439 years ago

1585 - Gerbrand Bredero, Dutch poet and playwright (d. 1618)

Births435 years ago

1590 - Ii Naotaka, Japanese daimyō (d. 1659)

Births430 years ago

1596 - Ebba Brahe, Swedish countess (d. 1674)

Births424 years ago

1609 - Michael Franck, German baker, teacher, poet, and composer (d. 1667)

Births411 years ago

1609 - Agostino Mitelli, Italian painter (d. 1660)

Births411 years ago

1621 - Georg Neumark, German poet and composer (d. 1681)

Births399 years ago

1631 - René Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)

Births389 years ago

1638 - François Crépieul, Jesuit missionary (d. 1702)

Births382 years ago

1654 - Andreas Acoluthus, German scholar (d. 1704)

Births366 years ago

1670 - François de Franquetot de Coigny, French general (d. 1759)

Births350 years ago

1673 - Jean Bouhier, French jurist and scholar (d. 1746)

Births347 years ago

1687 - Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, queen consort of Frederick William I (d. 1757)

Births333 years ago

1693 - Malhar Rao Holkar, Indian nobleman (d. 1766)

Births327 years ago

1701 - Daniel Lorenz Salthenius, Swedish theologian (d. 1750)

Births319 years ago
Births291 years ago

1741 - Carlo Amoretti, Italian scientist (d. 1816)

Births279 years ago

1744 - Nicolas-Germain Léonard, French poet and novelist (d. 1793)

Births276 years ago

1750 - Caroline Herschel, German-English astronomer (d. 1848)

Births270 years ago

1751 - James Madison, American academic and politician, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)

Births269 years ago

1753 - François Amédée Doppet, French general (d. 1799)

Births267 years ago

1760 - Johann Heinrich Meyer, Swiss painter and writer (d. 1832)

Births260 years ago

1766 - Jean-Frédéric Waldeck, French antiquarian, cartographer, artist and explorer (d. 1875)

Births254 years ago

1771 - Antoine-Jean Gros, French painter (d. 1835)

Births249 years ago

1773 - Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentinian general and politician, 6th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (d. 1836)

Births247 years ago

1774 - Matthew Flinders, English navigator and cartographer (d. 1814)

Births246 years ago

1789 - Francis Rawdon Chesney, English general and explorer (d. 1872)

Births231 years ago

1789 - Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (d. 1854)

Births231 years ago

1794 - Ami Boué, Austrian geologist and ethnographer (d. 1881)

Births226 years ago

1797 - Alaric Alexander Watts, English poet and journalist (d. 1864)

Births223 years ago

1799 - Anna Atkins, English botanist and photographer (d. 1871)

Births221 years ago

1800 - Emperor Ninkō of Japan (d. 1846)

Births220 years ago

1805 - Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philologist and politician (d. 1861)

Births215 years ago

1806 - Félix De Vigne, Belgian painter (d. 1862)

Births214 years ago

1808 - Hannah T. King, British-born American writer and pioneer (d. 1886)

Births212 years ago

1813 - Gaëtan de Rochebouët, French prime minister (d. 1899)

Births207 years ago

1819 - José Paranhos, Brazilian politician (d. 1880)

Births201 years ago

1820 - Enrico Tamberlik, Italian tenor (d. 1889)

Births200 years ago

1821 - Eduard Heine, German mathematician and academic (d. 1881)

Births199 years ago

1822 - Rosa Bonheur, French painter and sculptor (d. 1899)

Births198 years ago

1822 - John Pope, American general (d. 1892)

Births198 years ago

1823 - William Henry Monk, English organist and composer (d. 1889)

Births197 years ago

1828 - Émile Deshayes de Marcère, French politician (d. 1918)

Births192 years ago

1834 - James Hector, Scottish geologist and surgeon (d. 1907)

Births186 years ago

1836 - Andrew Smith Hallidie, English-American engineer and businessman (d. 1900)

Births184 years ago

1839 - Sully Prudhomme, French poet and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)

Births181 years ago

1839 - John Butler Yeats, Irish painter (d. 1922)

Births181 years ago

1840 - Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese businessman (d. 1931)

Births180 years ago

1840 - Georg von der Gabelentz, German linguist and sinologist (d. 1893)

Births180 years ago

1845 - Umegatani Tōtarō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 15th Yokozuna (d. 1928)

Births175 years ago

1846 - Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician and academic (d. 1927)

Births174 years ago

1846 - Rebecca Cole, American physician and social reformer (d. 1922)

Births174 years ago

1846 - Jurgis Bielinis, Lithuanian book smuggler (d. 1918)

Births174 years ago

1848 - Axel Heiberg, Norwegian financier and diplomat (d. 1932)

Births172 years ago

1851 - Otto Bardenhewer, German patrologist (d. 1935)

Births169 years ago

1851 - Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)

Births169 years ago

1856 - Napoléon, Prince Imperial of France (d. 1879)

Births164 years ago

1857 - Charles Harding Firth, English historian and academic (d. 1936)

Births163 years ago

1859 - Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1906)

Births161 years ago

1865 - Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)

Births155 years ago

1869 - Willy Burmester, German violinist (d. 1933)

Births151 years ago

1871 - Hans Merensky, South African geologist and philanthropist (d. 1951)

Births149 years ago

1871 - Frantz Reichel, French rugby player and hurdler (d. 1932)

Births149 years ago

1874 - Frédéric François-Marsal, French prime minister (d. 1958)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Léo-Ernest Ouimet, Canadian director and producer (d. 1972)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Clemens August Graf von Galen, German cardinal (d. 1946)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Paul Jouve, French painter (d. 1973)

Births142 years ago

1881 - Fannie Charles Dillon, American composer (d. 1947)

Births139 years ago

1882 - James Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Ethel Anderson, Australian poet, author, and painter (d. 1958)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Eric P. Kelly, American journalist and author (d. 1960)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Giacomo Benvenuti, Italian composer and musicologist (d. 1943)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Sydney Chaplin, English actor (d. 1965)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Herbert Lindström, Swedish tug of war player (d. 1951)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Emilio Lunghi, Italian runner (d. 1925)

Births133 years ago

1887 - S. Stillman Berry, American marine zoologist (1984)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)

Births131 years ago

1892 - César Vallejo, Peruvian poet, playwright, and journalist (d. 1938)

Births128 years ago

1895 - Ernest Labrousse, French historian (d. 1988)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Antonio Donghi, Italian painter (d. 1963)

Births123 years ago

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

Births123 years ago

1900 - Cyril Hume, American novelist (d. 1966)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Mencha Karnicheva, Macedonian revolutionary and assassin (d. 1964)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Alexis Chantraine, Belgian footballer (d. 1987)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Mike Mansfield, American politician and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 2001)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Francisco Ayala, Spanish sociologist, author, and translator (d. 2009)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Maurice Turnbull, Welsh-English cricketer and rugby player (d. 1944)

Births114 years ago

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

Births114 years ago

1908 - René Daumal, French author and poet (d. 1944)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Ernest Rogez, French water polo player (d. 1986)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Robert Rossen, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1966)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Aladár Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (d. 1991)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian-English cricketer and politician, 8th Nawab of Pataudi (d. 1952)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Pierre Harmel, Belgian lawyer and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2009)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Josef Mengele, German physician and captain (d. 1979)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Philip Pavia, American painter and sculptor (d.2005)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Rémy Raffalli, French soldier (d. 1952)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Kunihiko Kodaira, Japanese mathematician and academic (d. 1997)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese engineer and businessman (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Louis C. Wyman, American lawyer and politician (d. 2002)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Laure Pillay, Mauritian lawyer and jurist (d. 2017)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Mehrdad Pahlbod, Iranian politician (d. 2018)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Aldo van Eyck, Dutch architect (d. 1999)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Frederick Reines, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

Births102 years ago

1920 - John Addison, English-American soldier and composer (d. 1998)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Sid Fleischman, American author and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Traudl Junge, German secretary (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Leo McKern, Australian-English actor (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Harding Lemay, American screenwriter and playwright (d. 2018)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Heinz Wallberg, German conductor (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Cornell Borchers, Lithuanian-German actress and singer (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Mary Hinkson, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ervin Kassai, Hungarian basketball player and referee (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist and engineer (d. 2004)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Charles Goodell, American lawyer and politician (d. 1987)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Jerry Lewis, American actor and comedian (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Vladimir Komarov, Russian pilot, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1967)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American sociologist and politician, 12th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2003)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Olga San Juan, American actress and dancer (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Christa Ludwig, German soprano and actress

Births92 years ago

1929 - Betty Johnson, American singer

Births91 years ago

1929 - Tihomir Novakov, Serbian-American physicist and academic (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Nadja Tiller, Austrian actress

Births91 years ago

1930 - Tommy Flanagan, American pianist and composer (d. 2001)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Minoru Miki. Japanese composer (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Augusto Boal, Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician (d. 2009)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Alan Heyman, American-South Korean musicologist and composer (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Anthony Kenny, English philosopher and academic

Births89 years ago

1931 - John Munro, Canadian lawyer and politician, 22nd Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2003)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Don Blasingame, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Walter Cunningham, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births88 years ago

1932 - Kurt Diemberger, Austrian mountaineer and author

Births88 years ago

1932 - Herbert Marx, Canadian politician

Births88 years ago

1933 - Keith Critchlow, English architect and academic, co-founded Temenos Academy

Births87 years ago

1933 - Sanford I. Weill, American banker, financier, and philanthropist

Births87 years ago

1934 - Jean Cournoyer, Canadian politician

Births86 years ago

1934 - Ray Hnatyshyn, Canadian lawyer and politician, 24th Governor General of Canada (d. 2002)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Roger Norrington, English violinist and conductor

Births86 years ago

1935 - Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano and actress

Births85 years ago

1935 - Pepe Cáceres, Colombian bullfighter (d. 1987)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Raymond Vahan Damadian, Armenian-American inventor, invented the MRI

Births84 years ago

1936 - Fred Neil, American folk singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)

Births84 years ago

1937 - David Frith, English historian, journalist, and author

Births83 years ago

1937 - Attilio Nicora, Italian cardinal (d. 2017)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Amos Tversky, Israeli-American psychologist and academic (d. 1996)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Carlos Bilardo, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births82 years ago

1939 - Yvon Côté, Canadian teacher

Births81 years ago

1940 - Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2018)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Vagif Mustafazadeh, Azerbaijani pianist and composer (d. 1979)

Births80 years ago
Births80 years ago

1940 - Keith Rowe, English guitarist

Births80 years ago

1941 - Robert Guéï, Ivorian soldier and politician, 3rd President of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Chuck Woolery, American game show host and television personality

Births79 years ago

1942 - Roger Crozier, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Gijs van Lennep, Dutch race car driver

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jean-Pierre Schosteck, French politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - James Soong, Chinese-Taiwanese politician, Governor of Taiwan Province

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jerry Jeff Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Ursula Goodenough, American biologist, zoologist, and author

Births77 years ago

1943 - Hans Heyer, German racing driver

Births77 years ago

1943 - Álvaro de Soto, Peruvian diplomat

Births77 years ago

1944 - Andrew S. Tanenbaum, American computer scientist and academic

Births76 years ago

1946 - Sigmund Groven, Norwegian harmonica player and composer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Mary Kaldor, English economist and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - J. Z. Knight, American New Age teacher and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Guesch Patti, French singer

Births74 years ago

1948 - Michael Owen Bruce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Richard Desjardins, Canadian singer-songwriter and director

Births72 years ago

1948 - Catherine Quéré, French politician

Births72 years ago

1949 - Erik Estrada, American actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Victor Garber, Canadian actor and singer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Elliott Murphy, American-French singer-songwriter and journalist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Peter Forster, English bishop

Births70 years ago

1950 - Kate Nelligan, Canadian actress

Births70 years ago

1950 - Edhem Šljivo, Bosnian footballer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Ray Benson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Abdelmajid Bourebbou, Algerian footballer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Oddvar Brå, Norwegian skier

Births69 years ago

1951 - Joe DeLamielleure, American football player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Alexandre Gonzalez, French long-distance runner

Births69 years ago

1953 - Claus Peter Flor, German conductor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Isabelle Huppert, French actress

Births67 years ago

1953 - Rainer Knaak, German chess player

Births67 years ago

1953 - Richard Stallman, American computer scientist and programmer

Births67 years ago

1954 - David Heath, English politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jimmy Nail, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Tim O'Brien, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Dav Whatmore, Sri Lankan-Australian cricketer and coach

Births66 years ago

1954 - Nancy Wilson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress

Births66 years ago

1955 - Svetlana Alexeeva, Russian ice dancer and coach

Births65 years ago

1955 - Rimantas Astrauskas, Lithuanian physicist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Bruno Barreto, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Linda Lepomme, Belgian actress and singer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Bob Ley, American sports anchor and reporter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Andy Scott, Canadian politician (d. 2013)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Ozzie Newsome, American football player and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - Clifton Powell, American actor, director, and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Yoriko Shono, Japanese writer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Swiss lawyer and politician

Births64 years ago

1958 - Phillip Wilcher, Australian pianist and composer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Kate Worley, American author (d. 2004)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Michael J. Bloomfield, American astronaut

Births61 years ago

1959 - Sebastian Currier, American composer and educator

Births61 years ago

1959 - Greg Dyer, Australian cricketer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Flavor Flav, American rapper and actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Charles Hudson, American baseball player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Steve Marker, American musician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jens Stoltenberg, Norwegian economist and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Norway, 13th Secretary General of NATO

Births61 years ago

1960 - John Hemming, English businessman and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jenny Eclair, English comedian, actress and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1961 - Brett Kenny, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Todd McFarlane, Canadian author, illustrator, and businessman, founded McFarlane Toys

Births59 years ago

1962 - Franck Fréon, French race car driver

Births58 years ago

1962 - Liliane Gaschet, French athlete

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jerome Flynn, English actor and singer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor and singer (d. 2002)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Patty Griffin, American singer-songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Pascal Richard, Swiss racing cyclist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Gore Verbinski, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Steve Armstrong, American wrestler

Births55 years ago

1965 - Cindy Brown, American basketball player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mark Carney, Canadian-English economist and banker

Births55 years ago

1965 - Cristiana Reali, Italian-Brazilian actress

Births55 years ago

1967 - Tracy Bonham, American singer and violinist

Births53 years ago

1967 - John Darnielle, American musician and novelist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Lauren Graham, American actress and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Ronnie McCoury, American bluegrass mandolin player, singer and songwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Heidi Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier

Births53 years ago

1968 - Trevor Wilson, American basketball player and police officer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Judah Friedlander, American comedian and actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ottis Gibson, Barbadian cricketer and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Alina Ivanova, Russian athlete

Births51 years ago

1969 - Evangelos Koronios, Greek basketball player and coach

Births51 years ago

1970 - Joakim Berg, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Franck Comba, French rugby player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Alan Tudyk, American actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Ismaïl Sghyr, French-Moroccan long-distance runner

Births48 years ago

1973 - Andrey Mizurov, Kazakhstani road bicycle racer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Vonda Ward, American boxer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer and politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Anne Charrier, French actress

Births46 years ago

1974 - Heath Streak, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Luciano Castro, Argentine actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Sienna Guillory, English model and actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Lionel Torres, French archer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Blu Cantrell, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Leila Lejeune, French handballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Susanne Ljungskog, Swedish cyclist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Zhu Chen, Qatari chess Grandmaster

Births44 years ago

1977 - Mónica Cruz, Spanish actress and dancer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Thomas Rupprath, German swimmer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Brooke Burns, American fashion model and actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Annett Renneberg, German actress and singer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Christina Liebherr, Swiss equestrian

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rashad Moore, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Sébastien Ostertag, French handball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Leena Peisa, Finnish keyboard player and songwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Andrei Stepanov, Estonian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Todd Heap, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Curtis Granderson, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Julien Mazet, French road bicycle racer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Fabiana Murer, Brazilian pole vaulter

Births39 years ago

1982 - Miguel Comminges, Guadeloupean footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Riley Cote, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tommy Hansen, Czech actor

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jesús Del Nero, Spanish road bicycle racer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Brian Wilson, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Stephen Drew, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Brandon League, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nicolas Rousseau, French road bicycle racer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Tramon Williams, American football player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Levi Brown, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Aisling Bea, Irish comedienne and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sharon Cherop, Kenyan long-distance runner

Births36 years ago

1984 - Michael Ennis, Australian rugby player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Hosea Gear, New Zealand rugby player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Brandon Prust, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Teddy Atine-Venel, French athlete

Births35 years ago

1985 - Eddy Lover, Panamanian singer-songwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Aleksei Sokirskiy, Russian hammer thrower

Births35 years ago

1986 - Alexandra Daddario, American actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Toney Douglas, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kenny Dykstra, American wrestler

Births34 years ago

1986 - T. J. Jordan, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Boaz Solossa, Indonesian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Daisuke Takahashi, Japanese figure skater

Births34 years ago

1987 - Fabien Lemoine, French football player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jessica Gregg, Canadian speed skater

Births32 years ago

1988 - Patrick Herrmann, German footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Blake Griffin, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jung So-min, South Korean actress

Births31 years ago

1989 - Magalie Pottier, French racing cyclist

Births31 years ago

1989 - Theo Walcott, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Andre Young, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Reggie Bullock, American basketball player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Wolfgang Van Halen, American bassist

Births29 years ago

1993 - George Ford, English rugby union player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Marine Lorphelin, Miss France

Births27 years ago

1994 - Joel Embiid, Cameroonian basketball player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Inga Janulevičiūtė, Lithuanian figure skater

Births25 years ago

1997 - Florian Neuhaus, German football player

Births23 years ago

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AD 37 - Tiberius, Roman emperor (b. 42 BC)

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455 - Valentinian III, Roman emperor (assassinated; b. 419)

Deaths

455 - Heraclius, Roman courtier (primicerius sacri cubiculi )

Deaths1565 years ago

933 - Takin al-Khazari, Egyptian commander and politician, Abbasid Governor of Egypt

Deaths

943 - Pi Guangye, Chinese official and chancellor (b. 877)

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1021 - Heribert of Cologne, German archbishop and saint (b. 970)

Deaths999 years ago

1072 - Adalbert of Hamburg, German archbishop (b. 1000)

Deaths948 years ago
Deaths839 years ago
Deaths835 years ago

1279 - Jeanne of Dammartin, Queen consort of Castile and León (b. 1216)

Deaths741 years ago

1322 - Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford, English general and politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1276)

Deaths698 years ago
Deaths615 years ago

1410 - John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, French-English admiral and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1373)

Deaths610 years ago

1457 - Ladislaus Hunyadi, Hungarian politician (b. 1433)

Deaths563 years ago

1485 - Anne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (b. 1456)

Deaths535 years ago

1559 - Anthony St. Leger, English-Irish politician Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1496)

Deaths461 years ago

1649 - Jean de Brébeuf, French-Canadian missionary and saint (b. 1593)

Deaths371 years ago

1679 - John Leverett, English general and politician, 19th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1616)

Deaths341 years ago
Deaths299 years ago

1736 - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1710)

Deaths284 years ago

1737 - Benjamin Wadsworth, American minister and academic (b. 1670)

Deaths283 years ago

1738 - George Bähr, German architect, designed the Dresden Frauenkirche (b. 1666)

Deaths282 years ago
Deaths273 years ago

1838 - Nathaniel Bowditch, American captain and mathematician (b. 1773)

Deaths182 years ago

1841 - Félix Savart, French physicist and psychologist (d. 1791)

Deaths179 years ago

1868 - David Wilmot, American politician, sponsor of Wilmot Proviso (b. 1814)

Deaths152 years ago

1884 - Art Croft, American baseball player (b. 1855)

Deaths136 years ago

1888 - Hippolyte Carnot, French politician (b. 1801)

Deaths132 years ago

1892 - Samuel F. Miller, American lawyer and politician (b. 1827)

Deaths128 years ago

1898 - Aubrey Beardsley, English author and illustrator (b. 1872)

Deaths122 years ago

1899 - Joseph Medill, American journalist and politician, 26th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1823)

Deaths121 years ago

1903 - Roy Bean, American lawyer and judge (b. 1825)

Deaths117 years ago

1912 - Max Burckhard, Austrian theater director (b. 1854)

Deaths108 years ago

1914 - Gaston Calmette, French journalist (b. 1858)

Deaths106 years ago

1914 - Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss lawyer and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

Deaths106 years ago

1914 - John Murray, Scottish oceanographer, biologist, and limnologist (b. 1841)

Deaths106 years ago

1925 - August von Wassermann, German bacteriologist and hygienist (b. 1866)

Deaths95 years ago

1930 - Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1870)

Deaths90 years ago

1935 - John James Rickard Macleod, Scottish physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)

Deaths85 years ago

1935 - Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian-Danish chess player (b. 1886)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - Marguerite Durand, French actress, journalist, and activist (b. 1864)

Deaths84 years ago

1937 - Alexander von Staël-Holstein, Estonian orientalist and sinologist (b. 1877)

Deaths83 years ago

1940 - Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)

Deaths80 years ago

1945 - Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (b. 1874)

Deaths75 years ago

1955 - Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1914)

Deaths65 years ago

1957 - Constantin Brâncuși, Romanian-French sculptor, painter, and photographer (b. 1876)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Leon Cadore, American baseball player (b. 1891)

Deaths62 years ago

1961 - Chen Geng, Chinese general and politician (b. 1903)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Václav Talich, Czech violinist and conductor (b. 1883)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Laura Adams Armer, American author and photographer (b. 1874)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Alice Herz, German activist (b. 1882)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Thomas MacGreevy, Irish poet (b. 1893)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian-American pianist and composer (b. 1895)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Gunnar Ekelöf, Swedish poet and translator (b. 1907)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Tammi Terrell, American singer (b. 1945)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Bebe Daniels, American actress (b. 1901)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Thomas E. Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of New York (b. 1902)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Pie Traynor, American baseball player (b. 1898)

Deaths48 years ago

1975 - T-Bone Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1910)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese lawyer and politician (b. 1917)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Jean Monnet, French economist and politician (b. 1888)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-American painter (b. 1898)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Arthur Godfrey, American actor and television host (b. 1903)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Fred Rose, Polish-Canadian politician (b. 1907)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Roger Sessions, American composer, critic, and educator (b. 1896)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Eddie Shore, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1902)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - Jigger Statz, American baseball player (b.1897)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Mickey Thompson, American race car driver (b. 1928)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Ernst Bacon, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1898)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Chris Austin, American country singer (b .1964)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Jean Bellette, Australian artist (b. 1908)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Yves Rocard, French physicist and engineer (b. 1903)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Eric Show, American baseball player (b. 1956)

Deaths26 years ago

1998 - Derek Barton, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Esther Bubley, American photographer (b. 1921)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Gratien Gélinas, Canadian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1909)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Thomas Ferebee, American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Pavel Prudnikau, Belarusian poet and author (b. 1911)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Michael Starr, Canadian judge and politician, 16th Canadian Minister of Labour (b. 1910)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Carlos Velázquez, Puerto Rican pitcher (b. 1948)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Bob Wollek, French race car driver (b. 1943)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Rachel Corrie, American activist (b. 1979)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Ronald Ferguson, English captain, polo player, and manager (b. 1931)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Todd Bell, American football player (b. 1958)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Ralph Erskine, English architect, designed The London Ark (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Dick Radatz, American baseball player (b. 1937)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Manjural Islam Rana, Bangladeshi cricketer (b. 1984)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Bill Brown, Australian cricketer and soldier (b. 1912)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Ivan Dixon, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1931)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Gary Hart, American wrestler and manager (b. 1942)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Richard Wirthlin, American religious leader (b. 1931)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Donald E. Hillman, American colonel and pilot (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, philosopher, and critic (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

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

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - José Alfredo Martínez de Hoz, Argentinian economist and politician, Minister of Economy of Argentina (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Yadier Pedroso, Cuban pitcher (b. 1986)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ruchoma Shain, American-born teacher and author (b. 1914)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Marina Solodkin, Russian-Israeli academic and politician (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frank Thornton, English actor (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Gary Bettenhausen, American race car driver (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Donald Crothers, American chemist and academic (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Yulisa Pat Amadu Maddy, Sierra Leonean author, poet, and playwright (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Steve Moore, English author and illustrator (b. 1949)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Alexander Pochinok, Russian economist and politician (b. 1958)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jack Haley, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1964)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Don Robertson, American pianist and composer (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian-American mathematician and poet (b. 1924)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Frank Sinatra Jr., American singer and actor (b. 1944)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Lewis Rowland, American neurologist (b. 1925)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Louise Slaughter, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (b. 1929)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Dick Dale, American surf-rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths1 years ago

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