Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest date on which Holy Wednesday can fall, while April 21 is the latest; celebrated on the week before Easter. (Christianity)

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

Events

1068 - An earthquake in the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula, leaves up to 20,000 dead.

Events952 years ago
Events791 years ago

1241 - First Mongol invasion of Poland: Mongols overwhelm Polish armies in Kraków in the Battle of Chmielnik and plunder the city.

Events779 years ago

1314 - Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and final Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.

Events706 years ago
Events582 years ago

1608 - Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.

Events412 years ago
Events376 years ago

1741 - New York governor George Clarke's complex at Fort George is burned in an arson attack, starting the New York Conspiracy of 1741.

Events279 years ago
Events254 years ago

1793 - The first modern republic in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.

Events227 years ago

1834 - Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.

Events186 years ago

1848 - March Revolution: In Berlin there is a struggle between citizens and military, costing about 300 lives.

Events172 years ago
Events170 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.

Events155 years ago

1871 - Declaration of the Paris Commune; President of the French Republic, Adolphe Thiers, orders the evacuation of Paris.

Events149 years ago

1874 - Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trade rights.

Events146 years ago

1892 - Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; it was later named after him as the Stanley Cup.

Events128 years ago

1902 - Macario Sakay issues Presidential Order No. 1 of his Tagalog Republic.

Events118 years ago

1913 - King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.

Events107 years ago

1915 - World War I: During the Battle of Gallipoli, three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles.

Events105 years ago

1921 - The second Peace of Riga is signed between Poland and the Soviet Union.

Events99 years ago

1922 - In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience, of which he serves only two.

Events98 years ago

1925 - The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people.

Events95 years ago

1937 - The New London School explosion in New London, Texas, kills 300 people, mostly children.

Events83 years ago

1937 - Spanish Civil War: Spanish Republican forces defeat the Italians at the Battle of Guadalajara.

Events83 years ago

1938 - Mexico creates Pemex by expropriating all foreign-owned oil reserves and facilities.

Events82 years ago

1940 - World War II: Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom.

Events80 years ago

1942 - The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody.

Events78 years ago

1944 - Mount Vesuvius in Naples, Italy erupts killing 26 people and causing thousands to flee their homes.

Events76 years ago

1948 - Soviet consultants leave Yugoslavia in the first sign of the Tito–Stalin Split.

Events72 years ago

1953 - An earthquake hits western Turkey, killing 265 people.

Events67 years ago

1959 - The Hawaii Admission Act is signed into law.

Events61 years ago

1962 - The Évian Accords end the Algerian War of Independence, which had begun in 1954.

Events58 years ago

1965 - Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.

Events55 years ago

1967 - The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground off the Cornish coast.

Events53 years ago

1968 - Gold standard: The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency.

Events52 years ago

1969 - The United States begins secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.

Events50 years ago

1971 - Peru: a landslide crashes into Yanawayin Lake, killing 200 people at the mining camp of Chungar.

Events49 years ago

1990 - Germans in the German Democratic Republic vote in the first democratic elections in the former communist dictatorship.

Events30 years ago

1990 - In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $500 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Events30 years ago
Events26 years ago

1996 - A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162 people.

Events24 years ago

1997 - The tail of a Russian Antonov An-24 charter plane breaks off while en route to Turkey causing the plane to crash and killing all 50 people on board.

Events23 years ago

2014 - The parliaments of Russia and Crimea sign an accession treaty.

Events6 years ago

2015 - The Bardo National Museum in Tunisia is attacked by gunmen. 23 people, almost all tourists, are killed, and at least 50 other people are wounded.

Events5 years ago

Births

1075 - Al-Zamakhshari, Persian scholar and theologian (d. 1144)

Births945 years ago

1395 - John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter, English military commander (d. 1447)

Births625 years ago
Births525 years ago

1548 - Cornelis Ketel, Dutch painter (d. 1616)

Births472 years ago

1552 - Polykarp Leyser the Elder, German theologian (d. 1610)

Births468 years ago
Births465 years ago

1578 - Adam Elsheimer, German painter (d. 1610)

Births442 years ago

1590 - Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)

Births430 years ago

1597 - Jérôme le Royer de la Dauversière, French religious leader, founded the Société Notre-Dame de Montréal (d. 1659)

Births423 years ago

1603 - Simon Bradstreet, English colonial magistrate (d. 1697)

Births417 years ago
Births411 years ago

1634 - Madame de La Fayette, French author (d. 1693)

Births386 years ago

1640 - Philippe de La Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1719)

Births380 years ago

1657 - Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian organist and composer (d. 1743)

Births363 years ago

1690 - Christian Goldbach, Prussian-German mathematician and academic (d. 1764)

Births330 years ago

1701 - Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Swedish East India Company (d. 1776)

Births319 years ago

1733 - Christoph Friedrich Nicolai, German author and bookseller (d. 1811)

Births287 years ago

1780 - Miloš Obrenović, Serbian prince (d. 1860)

Births240 years ago

1782 - John C. Calhoun, American lawyer and politician, 7th Vice President of the United States (d. 1850)

Births238 years ago

1789 - Charlotte Elliott, English poet, hymn writer, editor (d. 1871)

Births231 years ago

1798 - Francis Lieber, German-American jurist and philosopher (d. 1872)

Births222 years ago

1800 - Harriet Smithson, Irish actress, the first wife and muse of Hector Berlioz (d. 1854)

Births220 years ago

1813 - Christian Friedrich Hebbel, German poet and playwright (d. 1864)

Births207 years ago

1814 - Jacob Bunn, American businessman (d. 1897)

Births206 years ago

1819 - James McCulloch, Scottish-Australian politician, 5th Premier of Victoria (d. 1893)

Births201 years ago

1820 - John Plankinton, American businessman and industrialist, also noted for philanthropy (d. 1891)

Births200 years ago

1823 - Antoine Chanzy, French general (d. 1883)

Births197 years ago

1828 - Randal Cremer, English activist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1908)

Births192 years ago

1837 - Grover Cleveland, American lawyer and politician, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (d. 1908)

Births183 years ago

1840 - William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (d. 1901)

Births180 years ago

1842 - Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet and critic (d. 1898)

Births178 years ago

1844 - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer and academic (d. 1908)

Births176 years ago

1846 - Kicking Bear, Native American tribal leader (d. 1904)

Births174 years ago

1848 - Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, American architect and engineer (d. 1938)

Births172 years ago

1858 - Rudolf Diesel, German engineer, invented the Diesel engine (d. 1913)

Births162 years ago

1862 - Eugène Jansson, Swedish painter (d. 1915)

Births158 years ago

1863 - William Sulzer, American lawyer and politician, 39th Governor of New York (d. 1941)

Births157 years ago

1869 - Neville Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1940)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Agnes Sime Baxter, Canadian mathematician (d. 1917)

Births150 years ago

1874 - Nikolai Berdyaev, Russian-French philosopher and theologian (d. 1948)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Edgar Cayce, American mystic and psychic (d. 1945)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Clem Hill, Australian cricketer and engineer (d. 1945)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Percival Perry, 1st Baron Perry, English businessman (d. 1956)

Births142 years ago

1882 - Gian Francesco Malipiero, Italian composer and educator (d. 1973)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Bernard Cronin, English-Australian journalist and author (d. 1968)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Edward Everett Horton, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1970)

Births134 years ago

1890 - Henri Decoin, French director and screenwriter (d. 1969)

Births130 years ago

1893 - Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (d. 1978)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Wilfred Owen, English soldier and poet (d. 1918)

Births127 years ago

1901 - Manly Palmer Hall, Canadian mystic, author and philosopher (d. 1990)

Births119 years ago

1901 - William Johnson, American painter (d. 1970)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Galeazzo Ciano, Italian journalist and politician, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1944)

Births117 years ago

1903 - E. O. Plauen, German cartoonist (d. 1944)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet and author (d. 1926)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Margaret Tucker, Australian author and activist (d. 1996)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Thomas Townsend Brown, American physicist and engineer (d. 1985)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Robert Donat, English actor (d. 1958)

Births115 years ago

1907 - John Zachary Young, English zoologist and neurophysiologist (d. 1997)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Loulou Gasté, French composer (d. 1995)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Ernest Gallo, American businessman, co-founded the E & J Gallo Winery (d. 2007)

Births111 years ago

1909 - C. Walter Hodges, English author and illustrator (d. 2004)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Smiley Burnette, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1967)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Art Gilmore, American voice actor and announcer (d. 2010)

Births108 years ago

1913 - René Clément, French director and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Werner Mölders, German colonel and pilot (d. 1941)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Richard Condon, American author and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births105 years ago

1922 - Egon Bahr, German journalist and politician, Federal Minister for Special Affairs of Germany (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Seymour Martin Lipset, American sociologist and academic (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Fred Shuttlesworth, American activist, co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Andy Granatelli, American race car driver and businessman (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Alessandro Alessandroni, Italian musician (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1925 - James Pickles, English journalist, lawyer, and judge (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Peter Graves, American actor and director (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1927 - John Kander, American pianist and composer

Births93 years ago

1927 - George Plimpton, American journalist and actor (d. 2003)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Lillian Vernon, German-American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded the Lillian Vernon Company (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Miguel Poblet, Spanish cyclist (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Fidel V. Ramos, Filipino general and politician, 12th President of the Philippines

Births92 years ago

1929 - Samuel Pisar, Polish-American lawyer and author (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1930 - James J. Andrews, American mathematician and academic (d. 1998)

Births90 years ago

1931 - John Fraser, Scottish actor

Births89 years ago

1932 - John Updike, American novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 2009)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Unita Blackwell, American civil rights activist and politician (d. 2019)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Roy Chapman, English footballer and manager (d. 1983)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Charley Pride, American country music singer and musician

Births86 years ago

1935 - Ole Barndorff-Nielsen, Danish mathematician and statistician

Births85 years ago

1935 - Frances Cress Welsing, American psychiatrist and author (d. 2016)

Births85 years ago

1936 - F. W. de Klerk, South African lawyer and politician, 2nd State President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate

Births84 years ago

1937 - Rudi Altig, German cyclist and sportscaster (d. 2016)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Mark Donohue, American race car driver (d. 1975)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Carl Gottlieb, American actor and screenwriter

Births82 years ago

1938 - Shashi Kapoor, Indian actor and producer (d. 2017)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Kenny Lynch, English singer-songwriter and actor

Births82 years ago

1938 - Timo Mäkinen, Finnish race car driver (d. 2017)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Machiko Soga, Japanese actress (d. 2006)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Ron Atkinson, English footballer and manager

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jean-Pierre Wallez, French violinist and conductor

Births81 years ago

1941 - Wilson Pickett, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Kathleen Collins, African-American filmmaker and playwright (d. 1988)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Dennis Linde, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Israeli general and politician, 22nd Transportation Minister of Israel (d. 2012)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Frank McRae, American football player and actor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Dick Smith, Australian publisher and businessman, founded Dick Smith Electronics and Australian Geographic

Births76 years ago

1945 - Hiroh Kikai, Japanese photographer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Michael Reagan, American journalist and radio host

Births75 years ago

1945 - Susan Tyrrell, American actress (d. 2012)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2009)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Michel Leclère, French race car driver

Births74 years ago

1947 - Patrick Barlow, English actor and playwright

Births73 years ago

1947 - Patrick Chesnais, French actor, director, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Lloyd, English cricketer, journalist, and sportscaster

Births73 years ago

1947 - B. J. Wilson, English rock drummer (d. 1990)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Guy Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births72 years ago

1948 - Brian Lloyd, Welsh footballer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Eknath Solkar, Indian cricketer (d. 2005)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Åse Kleveland, Norwegian singer and politician, Norwegian Minister of Culture

Births71 years ago

1950 - James Conlon, American conductor and educator

Births70 years ago

1950 - Brad Dourif, American actor

Births70 years ago

1950 - Linda Partridge, English geneticist and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Larry Perkins, Australian race car driver

Births70 years ago

1951 - Paul Barber, English actor

Births69 years ago

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

Births69 years ago

1951 - Bill Frisell, American guitarist and composer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Timothy N. Philpot, American lawyer, author, and judge

Births69 years ago

1952 - Will Durst, American journalist and actor

Births68 years ago

1952 - Pat Eddery, Irish jockey and trainer (d. 2015)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Bernie Tormé, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mike Webster, American football player (d. 2002)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Franz Wright, Austrian-American poet and translator (d. 2015)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Takashi Yoshimatsu, Japanese composer

Births67 years ago

1955 - Francis G. Slay, American lawyer and politician, 45th Mayor of St. Louis

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jeff Stelling, English journalist and game show host

Births65 years ago

1956 - Rick Martel, Canadian wrestler

Births64 years ago

1956 - Deborah Jeane Palfrey, American madam (d. 2008)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ingemar Stenmark, Swedish skier

Births64 years ago

1957 - Christer Fuglesang, Swedish physicist and astronaut

Births63 years ago

1958 - Richard de Zoysa, Sri Lankan journalist and author (d. 1990)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Luc Besson, French director, producer, and screenwriter, founded EuropaCorp

Births61 years ago

1960 - Richard Biggs, American actor (d. 2004)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Guy Carbonneau, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - James Plaskett, Cypriot-English chess player

Births60 years ago

1961 - Grant Hart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)

Births59 years ago

1962 - Michael Andrews, Australian rugby league player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Irene Cara, American singer-songwriter, actress, and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Brian Fisher, American baseball player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Thomas Ian Griffith, American actor and martial artist

Births58 years ago

1962 - James McMurtry, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Etsushi Toyokawa, Japanese actor and director

Births58 years ago

1962 - Volker Weidler, German race car driver and engineer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jeff LaBar, American guitarist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Vanessa L. Williams, American model, actress, and singer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Bonnie Blair, American speed skater

Births56 years ago

1964 - Alex Caffi, Italian race car driver

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jo Churchill, British politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Courtney Pine, English saxophonist and clarinet player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Isabel Noronha, Mozambican film director

Births56 years ago

1966 - Jerry Cantrell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Peter Jones, English businessman

Births54 years ago

1966 - Brian Watts, Canadian golfer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Miki Berenyi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago
Births52 years ago

1968 - Miguel Herrera, Mexican footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Temur Ketsbaia, Georgian footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Paul Marsden, English businessman and politician

Births52 years ago

1969 - Andy Cutting, English accordion player and composer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Vassily Ivanchuk, Ukrainian chess player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Shaun Udal, English cricketer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Queen Latifah, American rapper, producer, and actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Wayne Arthurs, Australian tennis player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mike Bell, American wrestler (d. 2008)

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mariaan de Swardt, South African-American tennis player, coach, and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kitty Ussher, English economist and politician

Births49 years ago

1972 - Dane Cook, American comedian, actor, director, and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Reince Priebus, American lawyer and politician

Births48 years ago

1973 - Luci Christian, American voice actress and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Laure Savasta, French basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Stuart Zender, English bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Sutton Foster, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Brian Griese, American football player and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1975 - Kimmo Timonen, Finnish ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Tomas Žvirgždauskas, Lithuanian footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Giovanna Antonelli, Brazilian actress and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tomo Ohka, Japanese baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Scott Podsednik, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mike Quackenbush, American wrestler, trainer, and author, founded Chikara wrestling promotion

Births44 years ago

1977 - Zdeno Chára, Slovak ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Danny Murphy, English footballer and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1977 - Fernando Rodney, Dominican-American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Willy Sagnol, French footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Terrmel Sledge, American baseball player and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Fernandão, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2014)

Births42 years ago

1978 - Brooke Hanson, Australian swimmer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Brian Scalabrine, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jonas Wallerstedt, Swedish footballer, coach, and manager

Births42 years ago

1979 - Adam Levine, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and television personality

Births41 years ago

1980 - Sébastien Frey, French footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sophia Myles, English actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Alexei Yagudin, Russian figure skater

Births40 years ago

1981 - Tora Berger, Norwegian biathlete

Births39 years ago

1981 - Fabian Cancellara, Swiss cyclist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Leslie Djhone, French sprinter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jang Na-ra, South Korean singer and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kasib Powell, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tom Starke, German footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Doug Warren, American soccer player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Lovro Zovko, Croatian tennis player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Mantorras, Angolan footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Chad Cordero, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Timo Glock, German race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Adam Pally, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Ethan Carter III, American wrestler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro, French tennis player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Andy Sonnanstine, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Tomasz Stolpa, Polish footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Simone Padoin, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Rajeev Ram, American tennis player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Vonzell Solomon, American singer and actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ana Beatriz, Brazilian race car driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Marvin Humes, English singer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Vince Lia, Australian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Lykke Li, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Abdennour Chérif El-Ouazzani, Algerian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Rebecca Soni, American swimmer

Births33 years ago

1989 - Francesco Checcucci, Italian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Lily Collins, English-American actress

Births31 years ago

1989 - Shreevats Goswami, Indian cricketer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kana Nishino, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births31 years ago

1989 - Paul Marc Rousseau, Canadian guitarist and producer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Ming Xi, Chinese model

Births31 years ago

1991 - Dylan Mattingly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births29 years ago

1991 - Sam Williams, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Ryan Truex, American race car driver

Births28 years ago

1992 - Takuya Terada, Japanese singer, actor, and model

Births28 years ago

1997 - Ciara Bravo, American actress

Births23 years ago

1997 - Rieko Ioane, New Zealand rugby union player

Births23 years ago

Deaths

978 - Edward the Martyr, English king (b. 962)

Deaths
Deaths944 years ago

1086 - Anselm of Lucca, Italian bishop (b. 1036)

Deaths934 years ago

1227 - Pope Honorius III (b. 1148)

Deaths793 years ago
Deaths748 years ago
Deaths712 years ago

1314 - Jacques de Molay, Frankish knight (b. 1244)

Deaths706 years ago

1314 - Geoffroy de Charney, Preceptor of Normandy for the Knights Templar

Deaths706 years ago

1321 - Matthew III Csák, Hungarian oligarch (b. c.1260/5)

Deaths699 years ago

1582 - Juan Jauregui, attempted assassin of William I of Orange (b. 1562)

Deaths438 years ago

1675 - Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1606)

Deaths345 years ago

1689 - John Dixwell, English soldier and politician (b. 1607)

Deaths331 years ago

1745 - Robert Walpole, English scholar and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1676)

Deaths275 years ago

1768 - Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist and clergyman (b. 1713)

Deaths252 years ago

1781 - Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, French economist and politician, Controller-General of Finances (b. 1727)

Deaths239 years ago

1823 - Jean-Baptiste Bréval, French cellist and composer (b. 1753)

Deaths197 years ago

1835 - Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian politician and diplomat (b. 1769)

Deaths185 years ago

1845 - Johnny Appleseed, American gardener and missionary (b. 1774)

Deaths175 years ago

1871 - Augustus De Morgan, Indian-English mathematician and academic (b. 1806)

Deaths149 years ago

1898 - Matilda Joslyn Gage, American author and activist (b. 1826)

Deaths122 years ago

1900 - Hjalmar Kiærskou, Danish botanist (b. 1835)

Deaths120 years ago

1907 - Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1827)

Deaths113 years ago

1913 - George I of Greece (b. 1845)

Deaths107 years ago

1918 - Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, American architect, designed the Plaza Hotel (b. 1847)

Deaths102 years ago

1930 - Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, American painter (b. 1863)

Deaths90 years ago

1936 - Eleftherios Venizelos, Greek journalist, lawyer, and politician, 93rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1864)

Deaths84 years ago

1939 - Henry Simpson Lunn, English businessman, founded Lunn Poly (b. 1859)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Henri Cornet, French cyclist (b. 1884)

Deaths79 years ago

1947 - William C. Durant, American businessman, co-founded General Motors and Chevrolet (b. 1861)

Deaths73 years ago

1954 - Walter Mead, English cricketer (b. 1868)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Louis Bromfield, American environmentalist and author (b. 1896)

Deaths64 years ago

1962 - Walter W. Bacon, American accountant and politician, 60th Governor of Delaware (b. 1880)

Deaths58 years ago
Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Farouk of Egypt (b. 1920)

Deaths55 years ago

1973 - Johannes Aavik, Estonian philologist and poet (b. 1880)

Deaths47 years ago

1977 - Marien Ngouabi, Congolese politician, President of the Republic of the Congo (b. 1938)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Carlos Pace, Brazilian race car driver (b. 1944)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Leigh Brackett, American author and screenwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Peggy Wood, American actress (b. 1892)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Erich Fromm, German psychologist and philosopher (b. 1900)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Patrick Smith, Irish farmer and politician, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (b. 1901)

Deaths38 years ago
Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Charley Lau, American baseball player and coach (b. 1933)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Bernard Malamud, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1914)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Billy Butterfield, American trumpet player and cornet player (b. 1917)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Robin Harris, American comedian (b. 1953)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Kenneth E. Boulding, English-American economist and activist (b. 1910)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Odysseas Elytis, Greek poet and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

Deaths24 years ago

2000 - Eberhard Bethge, German theologian and academic (b. 1909)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - John Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Mamas & the Papas) (b. 1935)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - R. A. Lafferty, American soldier and author (b. 1914)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Karl Kling, German race car driver (b. 1910)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Adam Osborne, Thai-English engineer and businessman, founded the Osborne Computer Corporation (b. 1939)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman, co-founded McCain Foods (b. 1927)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Dan Gibson, Canadian photographer and cinematographer (b. 1922)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Bob Woolmer, Indian-English cricketer, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1948)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Anthony Minghella, English director and screenwriter (b. 1954)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, Iranian journalist and blogger (b. 1980)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Natasha Richardson, English-American actress (b. 1963)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Fess Parker, American actor and businessman (b. 1924)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Warren Christopher, American lawyer and politician, 63rd United States Secretary of State (b. 1925)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Furman Bisher, American journalist and author (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - William R. Charette, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - William G. Moore Jr., American general (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - George Tupou V of Tonga (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Muhammad Mahmood Alam, Pakistani general and pilot (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Henry Bromell, American novelist, screenwriter, and director (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Clay Ford, American lawyer and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Catherine Obianuju Acholonu, Nigerian author, playwright, and academic (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kaiser Kalambo, Zambian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1953)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Lucius Shepard, American author and critic (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Zhao Dayu, Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1961)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Thomas Hopko, American priest and theologian (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Grace Ogot, Kenyan nurse, journalist, and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Barry Hines, English author and screenwriter (b. 1939)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Jan Němec, Czech director and screenwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Tray Walker, American football player (b. 1992)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Guido Westerwelle, German lawyer and politician, 15th Vice-Chancellor of Germany (b. 1961)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Chuck Berry, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths3 years ago

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