Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Holy Saturday can fall, while April 24 is the latest; celebrated on the Saturday before Easter (Christianity)

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Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Namibia from South African mandate in 1990

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Holidays and observances

Mother's Day (most of the Arab world)

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Holidays and observances
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Holidays and observances

Vernal Equinox related observances (see March 20)

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

537 - Siege of Rome: King Vitiges attempts to assault the northern and eastern city walls, but is repulsed at the Praenestine Gate, known as the Vivarium, by the defenders under the Byzantine generals Bessas and Peranius.

Events

630 - Emperor Heraclius returns the True Cross, one of the holiest Christian relics, to Jerusalem.

Events

1152 - Annulment of the marriage of King Louis VII of France and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Events868 years ago

1188 - Emperor Antoku accedes to the throne of Japan.

Events832 years ago

1556 - On the day of his execution in Oxford, former Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer deviates from the scripted sermon by renouncing the recantations he has made and adds, "And as for the pope, I refuse him, as Christ's enemy, and Antichrist with all his false doctrine."

Events464 years ago

1788 - A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins.

Events232 years ago

1800 - With the church leadership driven out of Rome during an armed conflict, Pius VII is crowned Pope in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mâché.

Events220 years ago

1801 - The Battle of Alexandria is fought between British and French forces near the ruins of Nicopolis near Alexandria in Egypt.

Events219 years ago

1804 - Code Napoléon is adopted as French civil law.

Events216 years ago
Events206 years ago

1844 - The Bahá'í calendar begins. This is the first day of the first year of the Bahá'í calendar. It is annually celebrated by members of the Bahá'í Faith as the Bahá'í New Year or Náw-Rúz.

Events176 years ago
Events159 years ago
Events149 years ago

1871 - Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.

Events149 years ago

1913 - Over 360 are killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio.

Events107 years ago

1918 - World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins.

Events102 years ago

1919 - The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established becoming the first Communist government to be formed in Europe after the October Revolution in Russia.

Events101 years ago

1921 - The New Economic Policy is implemented by the Bolshevik Party in response to the economic failure as a result of war communism.

Events99 years ago

1925 - The Butler Act prohibits the teaching of human evolution in Tennessee.

Events95 years ago

1925 - Syngman Rhee is removed from office after being impeached as the President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.

Events95 years ago

1928 - Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight.

Events92 years ago

1935 - Shah of Iran Reza Shah Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran.

Events85 years ago

1937 - Ponce massacre: Nineteen people in Ponce, Puerto Rico are gunned down by police acting on orders of the US-appointed Governor, Blanton C. Winship.

Events83 years ago

1943 - Wehrmacht officer Rudolf von Gersdorff plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler by using a suicide bomb, but the plan falls through; von Gersdorff is able to defuse the bomb in time and avoid suspicion.

Events77 years ago

1945 - World War II: British troops liberate Mandalay, Burma.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Operation Carthage: Royal Air Force planes bomb Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. They also accidentally hit a school, killing 125 civilians.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Bulgaria and the Soviet Union successfully complete their defense of the north bank of the Drava River as the Battle of the Transdanubian Hills concludes.

Events75 years ago

1946 - The Los Angeles Rams sign Kenny Washington, making him the first African American player in professional American football since 1933.

Events74 years ago

1952 - Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Events68 years ago

1960 - Apartheid: Sharpeville massacre, South Africa: Police open fire on a group of black South African demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 180.

Events60 years ago
Events57 years ago

1965 - Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9, the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes.

Events55 years ago

1965 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Events55 years ago

1968 - Battle of Karameh in Jordan between the Israel Defense Forces and the combined forces of the Jordanian Armed Forces and PLO.

Events52 years ago

1970 - The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco.

Events50 years ago

1980 - U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet–Afghan War.

Events40 years ago

1983 - The first cases of the 1983 West Bank fainting epidemic begin; Israelis and Palestinians accuse each other of poison gas, but the cause is later determined mostly to be psychosomatic.

Events37 years ago

1986 - Debi Thomas became the first African American to win the World Figure Skating Championships

Events34 years ago

1990 - Namibia becomes independent after 75 years of South African rule.

Events30 years ago
Events26 years ago

1999 - Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.

Events21 years ago

2000 - Pope John Paul II makes his first ever pontifical visit to Israel.

Events20 years ago

2006 - The social media site Twitter is founded.

Events14 years ago

2009 - Four police officers are shot and killed and a fifth is wounded in two shootings at Oakland, California.

Events11 years ago

2019 - Jiangsu Tianjiayi chemical plant in China explodes, killing at least 47 people and injuring 640 others.

Events1 years ago

Births

Births

1474 - Angela Merici, Italian educator and saint (d. 1540)

Births546 years ago

1501 - Anne Brooke, Baroness Cobham, English noble (d. 1558)

Births519 years ago
Births499 years ago

1527 - Hermann Finck, German composer and educator (d. 1558)

Births493 years ago

1555 - John Leveson, English politician (d. 1615)

Births465 years ago

1557 - Anne Howard, Countess of Arundel, English countess and poet (d. 1630)

Births463 years ago

1626 - Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur, Spanish saint and missionary (d. 1667)

Births394 years ago

1672 - Stefano Benedetto Pallavicino, Italian poet and translator (d. 1742)

Births348 years ago

1685 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German Baroque composer and musician (d. 1750)

Births335 years ago

1713 - Francis Lewis, Welsh-American merchant and politician (d. 1803)

Births307 years ago

1716 - Josef Seger, Bohemian organist, composer, and educator (d. 1782)

Births304 years ago

1752 - Mary Dixon Kies, American inventor (d. 1837)

Births268 years ago

1763 - Jean Paul, German journalist and author (d. 1825)

Births257 years ago

1768 - Joseph Fourier, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1830)

Births252 years ago

1806 - Benito Juárez, Mexican lawyer and politician, 25th President of Mexico (d. 1872)

Births214 years ago

1811 - Nathaniel Woodard, English priest and educator (d. 1891)

Births209 years ago

1825 - Alexander Mozhaysky, Russian soldier and engineer (d. 1890)

Births195 years ago

1835 - Thomas Hayward, English cricketer (d. 1876)

Births185 years ago

1839 - Modest Mussorgsky, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1881)

Births181 years ago

1854 - Alick Bannerman, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 1924)

Births166 years ago

1857 - Alice Henry, Australian journalist and activist (d. 1943)

Births163 years ago

1859 - Daria Pratt, American golfer (d. 1938)

Births161 years ago

1865 - George Owen Squier, American general (d. 1934)

Births155 years ago

1866 - Antonia Maury, American astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1952)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., American director and producer (d. 1932)

Births153 years ago

1869 - David Robertson, Scottish-English golfer and rugby player (d. 1937)

Births151 years ago

1874 - Alfred Tysoe, English runner (d. 1901)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Walter Tewksbury, American runner and hurdler (d. 1968)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Maurice Farman, French race car driver and pilot (d. 1964)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Morris H. Whitehouse, American architect (d. 1944)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Broncho Billy Anderson, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1971)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Hans Hofmann, German-American painter and academic (d. 1966)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Aleksander Kesküla, Estonian politician (d. 1963)

Births138 years ago

1884 - George David Birkhoff, American mathematician (d. 1944)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Pierre Renoir, French actor and director (d. 1952)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Walter Dray, American pole vaulter (d. 1973)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Clarice Beckett, Australian painter (d. 1935)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Lajos Kassák, Hungarian poet, novelist and painter (d. 1967)

Births133 years ago

1887 - M. N. Roy, Indian philosopher and politician (d. 1954)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Jock Sutherland, American football player and coach (d. 1948)

Births131 years ago

1896 - Friedrich Waismann, Austrian mathematician, physicist, and philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1959)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Sim Gokkes, Dutch composer and conductor (d. 1943)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Salvador Lutteroth, Mexican wrestling promoter, founded Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (d. 1987)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Panagiotis Pipinelis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1970)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Karl Arnold, German businessman and politician, President of the German Bundesrat (d. 1958)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Son House, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Jehane Benoît, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1987)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Forrest Mars, Sr., American candy maker, created M&M's and Mars bar (d. 1999)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Nikos Skalkottas, Greek violinist and composer (d. 1949)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Phyllis McGinley, American author and poet (d. 1978)

Births115 years ago

1906 - John D. Rockefeller III, American philanthropist (d. 1978)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Jim Thompson, American businessman (d. 1967)

Births114 years ago

1906 - André Filho, Brazilian musician and songwriter (d. 1974)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Zoltán Kemény, Hungarian sculptor (d. 1965)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Harry Lane, English footballer (d. 1977)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Julio Gallo, American businessman, co-founded E & J Gallo Winery (d. 1993)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Muhammad Siddiq Khan, Bangladeshi librarian and educator (d. 1978)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Walter Lincoln Hawkins, African-American scientist and inventor (d. 1992)

Births109 years ago

1912 - André Laurendeau, Canadian journalist, playwright, and politician (d. 1968)

Births108 years ago

1913 - George Abecassis, English race car driver and pilot (d. 1991)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Guillermo Haro, Mexican astronomer (d. 1988)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Paul Tortelier, French cellist and composer (d. 1990)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Bismillah Khan, Indian shehnai player (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Ken Wharton, English race car driver (d. 1957)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Frank Hardy, Australian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1994)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Patrick Lucey, American captain and politician, 38th Governor of Wisconsin (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Charles Thompson, American pianist and composer (d. 2016)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Douglas Warren, Australian bishop (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Manolis Chiotis, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (d. 1970)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Éric Rohmer, French director, film critic, journalist, novelist and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist and pianist (d. 1986)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Antony Hopkins, English pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Russ Meyer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Louis-Edmond Hamelin, Canadian geographer, author, and academic

Births97 years ago

1923 - Nizar Qabbani, Syrian poet, publisher, and diplomat (d. 1998)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Nirmala Srivastava, Indian religious leader, founded Sahaja Yoga (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Rezső Nyers, Hungarian politician (d. 2018)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Philip Abbott, American actor (d. 1998)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Dov Shilansky, Lithuanian-Israeli lawyer and politician (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Harold Ashby, American saxophonist (d. 2003)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Peter Brook, English-French director and producer

Births95 years ago

1925 - Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)

Births95 years ago

1926 - André Delvaux, Belgian director and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Halton Arp, American-German astronomer and critic (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German soldier and politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Surya Bahadur Thapa, Nepalese politician, 24th Prime Minister of Nepal (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Maurice Catarcio, American wrestler (d. 2005)

Births91 years ago

1930 - James Coco, American actor (d. 1987)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Otis Spann, American blues pianist, singer and composer (d. 1970)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Toyonobori, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1998)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Clark L. Brundin, American-English engineer and academic

Births89 years ago

1931 - Catherine Gibson, Scottish swimmer (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Al Williamson, American illustrator (d. 2010)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Walter Gilbert, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births88 years ago

1932 - Joseph Silverstein, American violinist and conductor (d. 2015)

Births88 years ago

1933 - John Hall, English businessman

Births87 years ago

1933 - Michael Heseltine, Welsh businessman and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Births87 years ago

1934 - Al Freeman, Jr., American actor and director (d. 2012)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Brian Clough, English footballer and manager (d. 2004)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Ed Broadbent, Canadian pilot and politician

Births84 years ago

1936 - Mike Westbrook, English pianist and composer

Births84 years ago

1937 - Ann Clwyd, Welsh journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

Births83 years ago

1937 - Tom Flores, American football player and coach

Births83 years ago

1937 - Pierre-Jean Rémy, French diplomat and author (d. 2010)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Michael Foreman, English author and illustrator

Births82 years ago

1938 - Grahame Thomas, Australian cricketer

Births82 years ago

1939 - Kathleen Widdoes, American actress

Births81 years ago

1940 - Solomon Burke, American singer-songwriter (d. 2010)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Andrea Elle, German bicyclist

Births80 years ago

1942 - Françoise Dorléac, French actress (d. 1967)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Kostas Politis, Greek basketball player and coach

Births78 years ago

1942 - Amina Claudine Myers, African-American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Patcha Ramachandra Rao, India metallurgist, educator and administrator (d. 2010)

Births78 years ago

1943 - István Gyulai, Hungarian sprinter and sportscaster (d. 2006)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Hartmut Haenchen, German conductor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Vivian Stanshall, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and painter (d. 1995)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Marie-Christine Barrault, French actress

Births76 years ago

1944 - Janet Daley, American-English journalist and author

Births76 years ago

1944 - Hideki Ishima, Japanese guitarist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Mike Jackson, English general

Births76 years ago

1944 - David Lindley, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Gaye Adegbalola, African-American singer and guitarist

Births76 years ago
Births75 years ago

1945 - Charles Greene, American sprinter and coach

Births75 years ago

1945 - Rose Stone, African-American R&B singer and keyboard player (Sly and the Family Stone)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Timothy Dalton, Welsh-English actor

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ray Dorset, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mungo Jerry)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, Japanese cardinal

Births74 years ago

1948 - Scott Fahlman, American computer scientist and academic

Births72 years ago

1949 - Alvin Kallicharran, Guyanese cricketer and coach

Births71 years ago

1949 - Andy Love, Scottish-English politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Eddie Money, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2019)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Slavoj Žižek, Slovenian sociologist, philosopher, and academic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Roger Hodgson, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births70 years ago

1950 - Ron Oden, American minister and politician, 19th Mayor of Palm Springs

Births70 years ago

1950 - Sergey Lavrov, Russian politician and diplomat, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births70 years ago

1951 - Conrad Lozano, American bass player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Russell Thompkins Jr., American soul singer (The Stylistics)

Births69 years ago

1953 - Steve Furber, English computer scientist and academic

Births67 years ago

1953 - Paul Martin Lester, American photographer, author, and educator

Births67 years ago

1953 - David Wisniewski, English-American author and illustrator (d. 2002)

Births67 years ago

1955 - Fadi Abboud, Lebanese economist and politician

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilian politician and retired military officer, 38th President of Brazil

Births65 years ago

1955 - Bob Bennett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Greek politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Dick Beardsley, American runner

Births64 years ago

1956 - Guy Chadwick, German-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Richard H. Kirk, English guitarist, keyboard player, composer, and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ingrid Kristiansen, Norwegian runner

Births64 years ago

1958 - Marlies Göhr, German sprinter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Brad Hall, American comedian, director, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Gary Oldman, English actor, filmmaker, musician and author

Births62 years ago

1959 - Sarah Jane Morris, English singer-songwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Yuval Rotem, Israeli diplomat

Births61 years ago

1959 - Nobuo Uematsu, Japanese keyboard player and composer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Marwan Farhat, Syrian actor and voice actor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Benito T. de Leon, Filipino general

Births60 years ago

1960 - Raivo Puusepp, Estonian architect

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ayrton Senna, Brazilian race car driver (d. 1994)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Robert Sweet, American drummer and producer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Lothar Matthäus, German footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Kassie DePaiva, American actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Slim Jim Phantom, American rock drummer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Kim Turner, American hurdler

Births59 years ago

1962 - Matthew Broderick, American actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Kathy Greenwood, Canadian actress and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Rosie O'Donnell, American actress, producer, and talk show host

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mark Waid, American author

Births58 years ago

1963 - Shawon Dunston, American baseball player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Ronald Koeman, Dutch footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Shawn Lane, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2003)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Share Pedersen, American bass player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Ieuan Evans, Welsh rugby player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jesper Skibby, Danish cyclist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Xavier Bertrand, French businessman and politician, French Minister of Social Affairs

Births55 years ago

1965 - Thomas Frank, American author, historian and political analyst

Births55 years ago

1966 - Benito Archundia, Mexican footballer, referee, lawyer, and economist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Hauke Fuhlbrügge, German runner

Births54 years ago

1966 - Matthew Maynard, English cricketer and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Moa Matthis, Swedish author

Births54 years ago

1967 - Carwyn Jones, Welsh lawyer and politician, First Minister of Wales

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mirela Rupic, American costume and fashion designer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Cameron Clyne, Australian businessman

Births52 years ago

1968 - Andrew Copeland, American singer and guitarist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Gary Walsh, English football coach and former footballer who is the goalkeeping coach for Aston Villa.

Births52 years ago

1968 - Greg Ellis, English actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Tolunay Kafkas, Turkish footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Scott Williams, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jonah Goldberg, American journalist and author

Births51 years ago

1970 - Shiho Niiyama, Japanese voice actress (d. 2000)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Cenk Uygur, Turkish-American political activist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Zsolt Kürtösi, Hungarian decathlete

Births49 years ago

1972 - Chris Candido, American wrestler (d. 2005)

Births48 years ago

1972 - Balázs Kiss, Hungarian hammer thrower

Births48 years ago

1972 - Derartu Tulu, Ethiopian runner

Births48 years ago

1972 - Graeme Welch, English cricketer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Ananda Lewis, American television host

Births47 years ago

1973 - Stuart Nethercott, English footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Large Professor, American rapper and producer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Rhys Darby, New Zealand comedian and actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Dejima Takeharu, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births46 years ago

1974 - Edsel Dope, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ted Kravitz, British presenter and Formula One pit-lane reporter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Kevin Leahy, American drummer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Conor Woodman, Irish journalist and author

Births46 years ago

1975 - Yacoub Al-Mohana, Kuwaiti director and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Corne Krige, South African rugby player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Fabricio Oberto, Argentinian-Italian basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Vitaly Potapenko, Ukrainian basketball player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mark Williams, Welsh snooker player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Rachael MacFarlane, American voice actress and singer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Bamboo Mañalac, Filipino singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tekin Sazlog, German-Turkish footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Bruno Cirillo, Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jamie Delgado, English tennis player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Sally Barsosio, Kenyan runner

Births42 years ago

1978 - Joyce Jimenez, Filipino movie and TV actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (d. 2007)

Births42 years ago

1978 - Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mohammad Rezaei, Iranian wrestler

Births42 years ago

1980 - Ronaldinho, Brazilian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Marit Bjørgen, Norwegian skier

Births40 years ago

1980 - Lee Jin, South Korean singer and actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Deryck Whibley, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Germano Borovicz Cardoso Schweger, Brazilian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sébastien Chavanel, French cyclist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Glenn Hall, Australian rugby league player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jason King, Australian rugby league player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Todd Polglase, Australian rugby league player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Maria Elena Camerin, Italian tennis player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ejegayehu Dibaba, Ethiopian runner

Births38 years ago

1982 - Aaron Hill, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Colin Turkington, Northern Irish race car driver

Births38 years ago

1983 - Lucila Pascua, Spanish basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jean Ondoa, Cameroonian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Tiago dos Santos Roberto, Brazilian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Guillermo Daniel Rodríguez, Uruguayan footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ryan Callahan, American ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Adrian Peterson, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Scott Eastwood, American actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - Michu, Spanish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Romanos Alyfantis, Greek swimmer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou, Greek pole vaulter

Births34 years ago

1987 - Carlos Carrasco, Venezuelan baseball pitcher

Births33 years ago

1988 - Kateřina Čechová, Czech sprinter

Births32 years ago

1988 - Erik Johnson, American ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Eric Krüger, German sprinter

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jordi Alba, Spanish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Nicolás Lodeiro, Uruguayan footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Mandy Capristo, German singer-songwriter and dancer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Ryann Krais, American runner and heptathlete

Births30 years ago

1990 - Alex Nimo, Liberian-American soccer player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Luke Chapman, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Antoine Griezmann, French footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Lehlogonolo Masalesa, South African footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Karolína Plíšková, Czech tennis player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Jake Bidwell, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Jesse Joronen, Finnish footballer

Births27 years ago

1997 - Martina Stoessel, Argentine actress

Births23 years ago

2000 - Jace Norman, American actor

Births20 years ago

Deaths

543 or 547 - Benedict of Nursia, Italian saint (b. 480)

Deaths

867 - Ælla, king of Northumbria

Deaths

867 - Osberht, king of Northumbria

Deaths1153 years ago
Deaths986 years ago
Deaths957 years ago
Deaths944 years ago

1201 - Absalon, Danish archbishop (b. c. 1128)

Deaths819 years ago
Deaths714 years ago
Deaths648 years ago

1487 - Nicholas of Flüe, Swiss monk and saint (b. 1417)

Deaths533 years ago

1540 - John de Vere, 15th Earl of Oxford, English peer and courtier (b. c. 1482)

Deaths480 years ago

1556 - Thomas Cranmer, English archbishop and saint (b. 1489)

Deaths464 years ago

1571 - Odet de Coligny, French cardinal and Protestant (b. 1517)

Deaths449 years ago

1617 - Pocahontas, Algonquian Indigenous princess (b. c. 1595)

Deaths403 years ago
Deaths367 years ago

1656 - James Ussher, Irish archbishop (b. 1581)

Deaths364 years ago

1676 - Henri Sauval, French historian and author (b. 1623)

Deaths344 years ago

1729 - John Law, Scottish-French economist and politician, Controller-General of Finances (b. 1671)

Deaths291 years ago

1729 - Elżbieta Sieniawska, politically influential Polish magnate (b. 1669)

Deaths291 years ago

1734 - Robert Wodrow, Scottish historian and author (b. 1679)

Deaths286 years ago

1751 - Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (b. 1706)

Deaths269 years ago

1752 - Gio Nicola Buhagiar, Maltese painter (b. 1698)

Deaths268 years ago

1762 - Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French priest, astronomer, and academic (b. 1713)

Deaths258 years ago

1772 - Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, French geographer and cartographer (b. 1703)

Deaths248 years ago

1795 - Giovanni Arduino, Italian miner and geologist (b. 1714)

Deaths225 years ago

1801 - Andrea Luchesi, Italian composer and educator (b. 1741)

Deaths219 years ago
Deaths216 years ago

1843 - Robert Southey, English poet, historian, and translator (b. 1774)

Deaths177 years ago

1843 - Guadalupe Victoria, Mexican general and politician, 1st President of Mexico (b. 1786)

Deaths177 years ago

1854 - Pedro María de Anaya, Mexican soldier. President (1847-1848) (b. 1795)

Deaths166 years ago

1863 - Edwin Vose Sumner, American general (b. 1797)

Deaths157 years ago

1869 - Juan Almonte, son of José María Morelos, was a Mexican soldier and diplomat who served as a regent in the Second Mexican Empire (1863-1864) (b. 1803)

Deaths151 years ago

1884 - Ezra Abbot, American scholar and academic (b. 1819)

Deaths136 years ago

1891 - Joseph E. Johnston, American general (b. 1807)

Deaths129 years ago

1915 - Frederick Winslow Taylor, American golfer, tennis player, and engineer (b. 1856)

Deaths105 years ago

1920 - Evelina Haverfield, British suffragette and aid worker (b. 1867)

Deaths100 years ago

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

Deaths88 years ago

1934 - Franz Schreker, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1878)

Deaths86 years ago

1934 - Lilyan Tashman, American actress (b. 1896)

Deaths86 years ago

1936 - Alexander Glazunov, Russian composer and conductor (b. 1865)

Deaths84 years ago

1939 - Evald Aav, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1900)

Deaths81 years ago

1939 - Ali Hikmet Ayerdem, Turkish general and politician (b. 1877)

Deaths81 years ago

1943 - Cornelia Fort, American soldier and pilot (b. 1919)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Arthur Nebe, German SS officer (b. 1894)

Deaths75 years ago

1951 - Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor and composer (b. 1871)

Deaths69 years ago

1953 - Ed Voss, American basketball player (b. 1922)

Deaths67 years ago

1956 - Hatı Çırpan, Turkish politician (b. 1890)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Cyril M. Kornbluth, American soldier and author (b. 1923)

Deaths62 years ago

1970 - Manolis Chiotis, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (b. 1920)

Deaths50 years ago

1975 - Joe Medwick, American baseball player and coach (b. 1911)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Louis Cottrell, Jr., American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1911)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Peter Stoner, American mathematician and astronomer (b. 1888)

Deaths40 years ago

1985 - Michael Redgrave, English actor, director, and manager (b. 1908)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Walter L. Gordon, Canadian accountant, lawyer, and politician, 22nd Canadian Minister of Finance (b. 1906)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Robert Preston, American captain, actor, and singer (b. 1918)

Deaths33 years ago

1991 - Vedat Dalokay, Turkish architect and politician, Mayor of Ankara (b. 1927)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Leo Fender, American businessman, founded Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (b. 1909)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - John Ireland, Canadian-American actor and director (b. 1914)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Natalie Sleeth, American pianist and composer (b. 1930)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Macdonald Carey, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Lili Damita, French-American actress and singer (b. 1904)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - Wilbert Awdry, English cleric and author, created Thomas the Tank Engine (b. 1911)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Galina Ulanova, Russian ballerina (b. 1910)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Jean Guitton, French philosopher and author (b. 1905)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Ernie Wise, English comedian and actor (b. 1925)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Chung Ju-yung, South Korean businessman, founded Hyundai (b. 1915)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Anthony Steel, English actor and singer (b. 1920)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Herman Talmadge, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 70th Governor of Georgia (b. 1913)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Shivani, Indian author (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Umar Wirahadikusumah, Indonesian general and politician, 4th Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1924)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ludmilla Tchérina, French actress, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1924)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Barney Martin, American police officer and actor (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Bobby Short, American singer and pianist (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Drew Hayes, American author and illustrator (b. 1969)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Sven O. Høiby, Norwegian hurdler and journalist (b. 1936)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Denis Cosgrove, English-American geographer and academic (b. 1948)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Guillermo Jullian de la Fuente, Chilean architect and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Walt Poddubny, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1960)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Wolfgang Wagner, German director and manager (b. 1919)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Loleatta Holloway, American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Gerd Klier, German footballer (b. 1944)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer and manager (b. 1931)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Pinetop Perkins, American singer and pianist (b. 1913)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Albrecht Dietz, German economist and businessman (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ron Erhardt, American football player and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Robert Fuest, English director, screenwriter, and production designer (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tonino Guerra, Italian poet and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Irving Louis Horowitz, American sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Yuri Razuvaev, Russian chess player and trainer (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Marina Salye, Russian geologist and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rick Hautala, American author and screenwriter (b. 1949)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Harlon Hill, American football player and coach (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter and politician (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Giancarlo Zagni, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Qoriniasi Bale, Fijian lawyer and politician, 25th Attorney-General of Fiji (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bill Boedeker, American football player and soldier (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jack Fleck, American golfer (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Simeon Oduoye, Nigerian police officer and politician (b. 1945)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - James Rebhorn, American actor (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Iraqi patriarch (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Ishaya Bakut, Nigerian general and politician, Governor of Benue State (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Chuck Bednarik, American lieutenant and football player (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - James C. Binnicker, American sergeant (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Hans Erni, Swiss painter, sculptor, and illustrator (b. 1909)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jørgen Ingmann, Danish singer and guitarist (Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann) (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Alberta Watson, Canadian actress (b. 1955)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Chuck Barris, American game show host and producer (b. 1929)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Colin Dexter, English author (b. 1930)

Deaths3 years ago
Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Mike Hall, British cyclist (b. 1981)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Victor Hochhauser CBE, British music promoter (b. 1923)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Gonzalo Portocarrero, Peruvian sociologist (b. 1949)

Deaths1 years ago

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