Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Easter Monday can fall, while April 26 is the latest; celebrated on Monday after Easter. (Western Christianity) Family Day (South Africa)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Easter Monday can fall, while April 26 is the latest; celebrated on Monday after Easter. (Western Christianity) Śmigus-Dyngus ((Poland, Ukraine), Polish diaspora communities)

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

Events

1400 – The Trần dynasty of Vietnam is deposed, after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule, by Hồ Quý Ly, a court official.

Events620 years ago

1540Waltham Abbey is surrendered to King Henry VIII of England; the last religious community to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Events480 years ago

1568 – The Peace of Longjumeau is signed, ending the second phase of the French Wars of Religion.

Events452 years ago
Events312 years ago

1801Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death inside his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle.

Events219 years ago

1806 – After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their arduous journey home.

Events214 years ago

1821Greek War of Independence: Battle and fall of city of Kalamata.

Events199 years ago

1848 – The ship John Wickliffe arrives at Port Chalmers carrying the first Scottish settlers for Dunedin, New Zealand. Otago province is founded.

Events172 years ago

1857Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City.

Events163 years ago

1862 – American Civil War – The First Battle of Kernstown, Virginia, marks the start of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Although a Confederate defeat, the engagement distracts Federal efforts to capture Richmond.

Events158 years ago

1868 – The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law.

Events152 years ago

1879War of the Pacific: The Battle of Topáter, the first battle of the war is fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru.

Events141 years ago

1885Sino-French War: Chinese victory in the Battle of Phu Lam Tao near Hưng Hóa, northern Vietnam.

Events135 years ago

1888 – In England, The Football League, the world's oldest professional association football league, meets for the first time.

Events132 years ago

1889 – The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in Qadian, British India.

Events131 years ago

1901Emilio Aguinaldo, only President of the First Philippine Republic, was captured at Palanan, Isabela by the forces of General Frederick Funston.

Events119 years ago

1905Eleftherios Venizelos calls for Crete's union with Greece, and begins what is to be known as the Theriso revolt.

Events115 years ago

1909Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society.

Events111 years ago

1918First World War: On the third day of the German Spring Offensive, the 10th Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment is annihilated with many of the men becoming prisoners of war

Events102 years ago

1919 – In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.

Events101 years ago

1931Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar are hanged for the killing of a deputy superintendent of police during the Indian struggle for independence.

Events89 years ago

1933 – The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.

Events87 years ago

1935 – Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

Events85 years ago

1939 – The Hungarian air force attacks the headquarters of the Slovak air force in Spišská Nová Ves, killing 13 people and beginning the Slovak–Hungarian War.

Events81 years ago

1940 – The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All-India Muslim League.

Events80 years ago

1956Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. This date is now celebrated as Republic Day in Pakistan.

Events64 years ago

1965NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young).

Events55 years ago

1977 – The first of The Nixon Interviews (12 will be recorded over four weeks) is videotaped with British journalist David Frost interviewing former United States President Richard Nixon about the Watergate scandal and the Nixon tapes.

Events43 years ago

1978 – The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line.

Events42 years ago

1980 – Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans.

Events40 years ago

1982Guatemala's government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García is overthrown in a military coup by right-wing General Efraín Ríos Montt.

Events38 years ago

1983Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles.

Events37 years ago

1991 – The Revolutionary United Front, with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia, invades Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow Joseph Saidu Momoh, sparking the 11-year Sierra Leone Civil War.

Events29 years ago

1994 – At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez.

Events26 years ago

1994 – A United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground. This later became known as the Green Ramp disaster.

Events26 years ago

1994 – Aeroflot Flight 593 crashed into the Kuznetsk Alatau mountain, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, killing 75.

Events26 years ago

1996Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.

Events24 years ago

1999 – Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice President Luis María Argaña.

Events21 years ago

2001 – The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.

Events19 years ago

2003Battle of Nasiriyah, first major conflict during the invasion of Iraq.

Events17 years ago

2008 – Official opening of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India

Events12 years ago

2009FedEx Express Flight 80: A McDonnell Douglas MD-11 flying from Guangzhou, China crashes at Tokyo's Narita International Airport, killing both the captain and the co-pilot.

Events11 years ago

2018President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns from the presidency amid a mass corruption scandal before certain impeachment by the opposition-majority Congress of Peru.

Events2 years ago

2019 – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces declared military victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after four years of fighting, although the group maintains a scattered presence and sleeper cells across Syria and Iraq.

Events1 years ago

Births

1338Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan (d. 1374)

Births682 years ago

1430Margaret of Anjou (d. 1482)

Births590 years ago

1514Lorenzino de' Medici, Italian writer and assassin (d. 1548)

Births506 years ago

1599Thomas Selle, German composer (d. 1663)

Births421 years ago

1614Jahanara Begum, Mughal princess (d. 1681)

Births406 years ago

1643Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Spanish Dominican lay sister and mystic (d. 1731)

Births377 years ago

1699John Bartram, American botanist and explorer (d. 1777)

Births321 years ago
Births288 years ago

1749Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1827)

Births271 years ago

1750Johannes Matthias Sperger, Austrian bassist and composer (d. 1812)

Births270 years ago

1754Jurij Vega, Slovene mathematician, physicist and artillery officer (d. 1802)

Births266 years ago

1769Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general and diplomat (d. 1832)

Births251 years ago

1769 – William Smith, English geologist and cartographer (d. 1839)

Births251 years ago

1823Schuyler Colfax, American journalist and politician, 17th Vice President of the United States (d. 1885)

Births197 years ago

1826Ludwig Minkus, Austrian violinist and composer (d. 1917)

Births194 years ago

1834Julius Reubke, German pianist and composer (d. 1858)

Births186 years ago

1838Marie Adam-Doerrer, Swiss women's rights activist and unionist. (d. 1908)

Births182 years ago

1842Friedrich Amelung, Estonian-German historian, businessman and composer (d. 1909)

Births178 years ago

1842 – Susan Jane Cunningham, American mathematician (d. 1921)

Births178 years ago

1858Ludwig Quidde, German activist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

Births162 years ago

1862Nathaniel Reed, American criminal (d. 1950)

Births158 years ago

1868Dietrich Eckart, German journalist and politician (d. 1923)

Births152 years ago

1869Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino general and politician, 1st President of the Philippines (d. 1964)

Births151 years ago

1869 – Calouste Gulbenkian, Turkish-Armenian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1955)

Births151 years ago

1872Michael Joseph Savage, Australian-New Zealand union leader and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1940)

Births148 years ago

1874Grantley Goulding, English hurdler (d. 1947)

Births146 years ago

1874 – J. C. Leyendecker, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1951)

Births146 years ago

1876Ziya Gökalp, Turkish sociologist, poet and activist (d. 1924)

Births144 years ago

1876 – Thakin Kodaw Hmaing, Burmese poet, writer and political leader (d. 1964)

Births144 years ago

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

Births142 years ago

1880Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish lawyer and politician, Finnish Minister of the Interior (d. 1922)

Births140 years ago

1881Lacey Hearn, American sprinter (d. 1969)

Births139 years ago

1881 – Roger Martin du Gard, French novelist and paleographer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

Births139 years ago

1881 – Hermann Staudinger, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

Births139 years ago

1882Emmy Noether, Jewish German-American mathematician, physicist and academic (d. 1935)

Births138 years ago

1884Joseph Boxhall, English sailor (d. 1967)

Births136 years ago

1885Platt Adams, American jumper and politician (d. 1961)

Births135 years ago

1885 – Roque González Garza, Mexican general and acting president (1915) (d. 1962)

Births135 years ago

1886Frank Irons, American long jumper (d. 1942)

Births134 years ago

1887Josef Čapek, Czech painter and poet (d. 1945)

Births133 years ago

1887 – Rudolf Kinau, German author (d. 1975)

Births133 years ago

1887 – Juan Gris, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1927)

Births133 years ago

1887 – Sidney Hillman, Lithuanian-born American labor leader (d. 1946)

Births133 years ago

1891Po Kya, Burmese author and educationist (d. 1942)

Births129 years ago

1893Cedric Gibbons, Irish-American art director and production designer (d. 1960)

Births127 years ago

1893 – Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu, Indian engineer and businessman (d. 1974)

Births127 years ago

1894Arthur Grimsdell, English footballer and cricketer (d. 1963)

Births126 years ago

1895Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian and educator (d. 2001)

Births125 years ago

1895 – Dane Rudhyar, French-American astrologer, author and composer (d. 1985)

Births125 years ago

1898Louis Adamic, Slovenian-American author, translator and politician (d. 1951)

Births122 years ago

1898 – Madeleine de Bourbon-Busset, Duchess of Parma (d. 1984)

Births122 years ago

1899Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)

Births121 years ago

1900Erich Fromm, German psychologist and sociologist (d. 1980)

Births120 years ago

1901Bon Maharaja, Indian guru and religious writer (d. 1982)

Births119 years ago

1903Frank Sargeson, New Zealand's foremost short story writers (d. 1982)

Births117 years ago

1904Joan Crawford, American film actress (d. 1977)

Births116 years ago

1905Lale Andersen, German chanson singer-songwriter (d. 1972)

Births115 years ago

1907Daniel Bovet, Swiss-Italian pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)

Births113 years ago

1909Charles Werner, American cartoonist (d. 1997)

Births111 years ago

1910Jerry Cornes, English runner, colonial officer and educator (d. 2001)

Births110 years ago

1910 – Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director, producer and screenwriter (d. 1998)

Births110 years ago

1912Eleanor Cameron, Canadian-American author and critic (d. 1996)

Births108 years ago

1912 – Neil McCorkell, English-South African cricketer and coach (d. 2013)

Births108 years ago

1912 – Wernher von Braun, German-American physicist and engineer (d. 1977)

Births108 years ago

1913Abidin Dino, Turko-French painter and illustrator (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1914Milbourne Christopher, American magician and author (d. 1984)

Births106 years ago
Births105 years ago

1915 – Vasily Zaytsev, Russian captain (d. 1991)

Births105 years ago

1917Harry Cranbrook Allen, English historian (d. 1998)

Births103 years ago

1918Stanley Armour Dunham, American sergeant (d. 1992)

Births102 years ago

1918 – Helene Hale, American politician (d. 2013)

Births102 years ago

1918 – Naoki Kazu, Japanese football player (d.1940s)

Births102 years ago

1919Carl Graffunder, American architect and educator (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920Neal Edward Smith, American pilot, lawyer and politician

Births100 years ago

1920 – Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and manager (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1921Donald Campbell, English race car driver (d. 1967)

Births99 years ago

1921 – Peter Lawler, Australian public servant (d. 2017)

Births99 years ago

1922Marty Allen, American comedian and actor (d. 2018)

Births98 years ago

1922 – Ugo Tognazzi, Italian actor (d. 1990)

Births98 years ago

1923Angelo Ingrassia, American soldier and judge (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924Rodney Mims Cook, Sr., American lieutenant and politician (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 – Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor, invented Liquid Paper (d. 1980)

Births96 years ago

1924 – Olga Kennard, English crystallographer and academic

Births96 years ago

1924 – John Madin, English architect (d. 2012)

Births96 years ago

1925David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)

Births95 years ago

1929Roger Bannister, English runner, neurologist and academic (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1929 – Michael Manser, English architect and engineer (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1931Yevgeny Grishin, Russian speed skater (d. 2005)

Births89 years ago

1931 – Viktor Korchnoi, Russian chess player and author (d. 2016)

Births89 years ago

1931 – Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Russian skier (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1932Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player

Births88 years ago

1933Norman Bailey, English opera singer and educator

Births87 years ago

1933 – Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist and academic

Births87 years ago

1934Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician and physicist

Births86 years ago

1934 – Mark Rydell, American actor, director and producer

Births86 years ago

1935Barry Cryer, English comedian, actor and screenwriter

Births85 years ago

1936Jannis Kounellis, Greek painter and sculptor

Births84 years ago

1937Craig Breedlove, American race car driver

Births83 years ago

1937 – Tony Burton, American actor, comedian, boxer and American football player (d. 2016)

Births83 years ago

1937 – Robert Gallo, American physician and academic

Births83 years ago

1938Jon Finlayson, Australian actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births82 years ago

1939Robin Herd, English engineer and businessman

Births81 years ago

1939 – Terry Paine, English footballer

Births81 years ago

1942Michael Haneke, Austrian director, producer and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 – Jimmy Miller, American record producer and musician (d. 1994)

Births78 years ago

1942 – Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian, scholar and activist (d. 1980)

Births78 years ago

1943Andrew Crockett, Scottish-English economist and banker (d. 2012)

Births77 years ago

1943 – Lee May, American baseball player and coach

Births77 years ago

1943 – Sharon Presley, American author and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 – Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish singer, author and director (d. 2001)

Births77 years ago

1944B. P. Gavrilov, Russian rugby player (d. 2006)

Births76 years ago

1944 – Tony McPhee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births76 years ago

1944 – Michael Nyman, English composer of minimalist music and pianist

Births76 years ago

1945Franco Battiato, Italian singer-songwriter and director

Births75 years ago

1945 – David Grisman, American mandolin player and composer

Births75 years ago

1946Alan Bleasdale, English screenwriter and producer

Births74 years ago

1947Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, American author

Births73 years ago

1948Wasim Bari, Pakistani cricketer

Births72 years ago

1948 – Marie Malavoy, German-Canadian educator and politician

Births72 years ago

1949Ric Ocasek, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer

Births71 years ago

1950Corinne Cléry, French actress

Births70 years ago

1950 – Phil Lanzon, English keyboard player and songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 – Ahdaf Soueif, Egyptian author and translator

Births70 years ago

1951Ron Jaworski, American football player and sportscaster

Births69 years ago

1951 – Adrian Reynard, English businessman, founded Reynard Motorsport

Births69 years ago

1952Francesco Clemente, Italian painter and illustrator

Births68 years ago

1952 – Kent Lambert, New Zealand rugby player

Births68 years ago

1952 – Kim Stanley Robinson, American author

Births68 years ago

1952 – Rex Tillerson, American businessman, engineer and diplomat; 69th United States Secretary of State

Births68 years ago

1953Bo Díaz, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1990)

Births67 years ago

1953 – Chaka Khan, American singer-songwriter

Births67 years ago

1953 – Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Indian zoologist and businesswoman

Births67 years ago

1954Geno Auriemma, Italian-American basketball player and coach

Births66 years ago

1954 – Kenneth Cole, American fashion designer, founded Kenneth Cole Productions

Births66 years ago

1955Moses Malone, American basketball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)

Births65 years ago

1956José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese academic and politician, 115th Prime Minister of Portugal

Births64 years ago

1956 – Andrew Mitchell, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for International Development

Births64 years ago

1956 – Jeremy Wade, English biologist and author

Births64 years ago

1957Lucio Gutiérrez, Ecuadorian politician, 52nd President of Ecuador

Births63 years ago

1957 – Robbie James, Welsh footballer and manager (d. 1998)

Births63 years ago

1957 – Amanda Plummer, American actress

Births63 years ago

1958Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist

Births62 years ago

1958 – Bengt-Åke Gustafsson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 – Hugh Grant, Scottish business executive

Births62 years ago

1959Catherine Keener, American actress

Births61 years ago

1960Nicol Stephen, Baron Stephen, Scottish lawyer and politician, 2nd Deputy First Minister of Scotland

Births60 years ago

1961Roger Crisp, English philosopher and academic

Births59 years ago

1961 – Craig Green, New Zealand rugby player

Births59 years ago

1961 – Helmi Johannes, Indonesian journalist and producer

Births59 years ago

1962Steve Redgrave, English rower

Births58 years ago

1963Míchel, Spanish footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 – Juan Ramón López Caro, Spanish footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 – Ana Fidelia Quirot, Cuban runner

Births57 years ago

1964Hope Davis, American actress

Births56 years ago

1965 – Gary Whitehead, American poet and painter

Births55 years ago

1966Lorenzo Daniel, American sprinter

Births54 years ago

1966 – Vasilis Vouzas, Greek footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1968Damon Albarn, English singer-songwriter, producer and actor

Births52 years ago

1968 – Mike Atherton, English cricketer and journalist

Births52 years ago

1968 – Mitch Cullin, American author

Births52 years ago

1968 – Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 – Pierre Palmade, French actor and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1971Yasmeen Ghauri, Canadian model

Births49 years ago

1971 – Gail Porter, Scottish model and television host

Births49 years ago

1971 – Alexander Selivanov, Russian ice hockey player

Births49 years ago

1971 – Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Japanese wrestler

Births49 years ago

1972Jonas Björkman, Swedish-Monégasque tennis player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 – Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer

Births48 years ago

1972 – Judith Godrèche, French actress and author

Births48 years ago

1973Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 – Wim Eyckmans, Belgian race car driver

Births47 years ago

1973 – Jason Kidd, American basketball player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974Randall Park, American actor, director and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1975Burak Gürpınar, Turkish drummer

Births45 years ago

1976Jayson Blair, American journalist and author

Births44 years ago

1976 – Chris Hoy, Scottish cyclist and race car driver

Births44 years ago

1976 – Smriti Irani, Indian actress, producer and politician, Indian Minister of Human Resource Development

Births44 years ago

1976 – Dougie Lampkin, English motorcycle racer

Births44 years ago

1976 – Michelle Monaghan, American actress

Births44 years ago

1976 – Jeremy Newberry, American football player

Births44 years ago

1976 – Joel Peralta, Dominican baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 – Keri Russell, American actress

Births44 years ago

1976 – Ricardo Zonta, Brazilian race car driver

Births44 years ago

1976 – Sa Beining, Chinese host

Births44 years ago

1977Miklos Perlus, Canadian actor and screenwriter

Births43 years ago

1978Simon Gärdenfors, Swedish illustrator

Births42 years ago

1978 – Walter Samuel, Argentinian footballer

Births42 years ago

1979Mark Buehrle, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 – Donncha O'Callaghan, Irish rugby player

Births41 years ago

1980Russell Howard, English comedian

Births40 years ago

1981Erin Crocker, American race car driver

Births39 years ago

1981 – Tony Peña, Jr., Dominican baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 – Shelley Rudman, English bobsledder

Births39 years ago

1981 – Giuseppe Sculli, Italian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 – Brett Young, American country music singer

Births39 years ago

1982José Contreras Arrau, Chilean footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 – Andrea Musacco, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 – Evgeni Striganov, Estonian ice dancer

Births38 years ago

1983Hakan Balta, Turkish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 – Mo Farah, Somali-English runner

Births37 years ago

1983 – Sascha Riether, German footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 – Jerome Thomas, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1984Ryan Araña, Filipino basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 – Brandon Marshall, American football player

Births36 years ago

1985Maurice Jones-Drew, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 – Bethanie Mattek-Sands, American tennis player

Births35 years ago

1986Patrick Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 – Andrea Dovizioso, Italian motorcycle racer

Births34 years ago

1986 – Brett Eldredge, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births34 years ago

1986 – Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress

Births34 years ago

1987Alan Toovey, Australian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988Dellin Betances, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1988 – Jason Kenny, English cyclist

Births32 years ago

1988 – Michal Neuvirth, Czech ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1989Nikola Gulan, Serbian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 – Luis Fernando Silva, Mexican footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 – Ayesha Curry, Canadian-American chef, author and television personality

Births31 years ago

1990Jaime Alguersuari, Spanish race car driver

Births30 years ago

1990 – Robert Zickert, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1991Gregg Wylde, Scottish footballer

Births29 years ago

1992Tolga Ciğerci, German-Turkish footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 – Morgan Evans, Welsh rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1992 – Kyrie Irving, Australian-American basketball player

Births28 years ago

1993Kyle Lovett, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1993 – Aytaç Kara, Turkish footballer

Births27 years ago

1994Nick Powell, English footballer

Births26 years ago

1995Kevin Kauber, Estonian footballer

Births25 years ago

1995 – Jan Lisiecki, Canadian pianist

Births25 years ago

1995 – Ozan Tufan, Turkish footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 – Alexander Albon, Thai-British racing driver

Births24 years ago

Deaths

851Zhou Chi, Chinese historian and politician (b. 793)

Deaths

1022Zhen Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 968)

Deaths998 years ago

1103Eudes I, duke of Burgundy (b. 1058)

Deaths917 years ago
Deaths659 years ago

1369Peter, king of Castile and León (b. 1334)

Deaths651 years ago

1483Yolande, duchess of Lorraine (b. 1428)

Deaths537 years ago

1548Itagaki Nobukata, Japanese samurai (b. 1489)

Deaths472 years ago

1555Julius III, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1487)

Deaths465 years ago

1559Gelawdewos, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1521)

Deaths461 years ago

1596Henry Unton, English diplomat (b. 1557)

Deaths424 years ago

1606Justus Lipsius, Flemish philologist and scholar (b. 1547)

Deaths414 years ago

1618James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn, Scottish police officer and politician (b. 1575)

Deaths402 years ago

1629Francis Fane, 1st Earl of Westmorland, English landowner and politician (b. 1580)

Deaths391 years ago

1675Anthoni van Noordt, Dutch organist and composer (b. 1619)

Deaths345 years ago

1680Nicolas Fouquet, French politician (b. 1615)

Deaths340 years ago

1742Jean-Baptiste Dubos, French historian and author (b. 1670)

Deaths278 years ago

1747Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French general (b. 1675)

Deaths273 years ago

1748Johann Gottfried Walther, German organist and composer (b. 1684)

Deaths272 years ago

1754Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian and critic (b. 1693)

Deaths266 years ago

1783Charles Carroll, English barrister and politician (b. 1723)

Deaths237 years ago

1801Paul I, Russian emperor (b. 1754)

Deaths219 years ago

1842Stendhal, French novelist (b. 1783)

Deaths178 years ago

1862Manuel Robles Pezuela, Unconstitutional Mexican interim president, 1858–1859 (b. 1817)

Deaths158 years ago

1883Arthur Macalister, Scottish-Australian politician, 2nd Premier of Queensland (b. 1818)

Deaths137 years ago

1884Henry C. Lord, American businessman (b. 1824)

Deaths136 years ago

1910Nadar, French photographer, journalist, and author (b. 1820)

Deaths110 years ago

1914Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès, Lebanese saint (b. 1832)

Deaths106 years ago

1923Hovhannes Tumanyan, Armenian poet and author (b. 1869)

Deaths97 years ago

1927Paul César Helleu, French painter and etcher (b. 1859)

Deaths93 years ago

1931Shivaram Rajguru, Indian activist (b. 1908)

Deaths89 years ago

1931 – Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (b. 1907)

Deaths89 years ago

1931 – Sukhdev Thapar, Indian activist (b. 1907)

Deaths89 years ago

1953Raoul Dufy, French painter and illustrator (b. 1877)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 – Oskar Luts, Estonian author and playwright (b. 1887)

Deaths67 years ago

1955Arthur Bernardes, Brazilian politician, 12th President of Brazil (b. 1875)

Deaths65 years ago

1960Franklin Pierce Adams, American journalist and author (b. 1881)

Deaths60 years ago

1960 – Said Nursî, Turkish theologian and scholar (b. 1878)

Deaths60 years ago

1961Albert Bloch, American painter and educator (b. 1882)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 – Jack Russell, English cricketer (b. 1887)

Deaths59 years ago

1963Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician and logician (b. 1887)

Deaths57 years ago

1964Peter Lorre, American actor (b. 1904)

Deaths56 years ago

1965Mae Murray, American actress, dancer, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1885)

Deaths55 years ago

1968Edwin O'Connor, American journalist and author (b. 1918)

Deaths52 years ago

1972Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish fashion designer, founded Balenciaga (b. 1895)

Deaths48 years ago

1973Bertram Stevens, Australian accountant and politician, 25th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1889)

Deaths47 years ago

1978Haim Ernst Wertheimer, Israeli biochemist and academic (b. 1893)

Deaths42 years ago

1979Ted Anderson, English footballer (b. 1911)

Deaths41 years ago

1980Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths40 years ago

1981Beatrice Tinsley, English-New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist (b. 1941)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 – Mike Hailwood, English motorcyclist (b. 1940)

Deaths39 years ago

1985Richard Beeching, Baron Beeching, English physicist and engineer (b. 1913)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 – Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and educator (b. 1908)

Deaths35 years ago

1987Olev Roomet, Estonian singer and violinist (b. 1901)

Deaths33 years ago

1990John Dexter, English director and producer (b. 1925)

Deaths30 years ago

1991Parkash Singh, Indian soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1913)

Deaths29 years ago

1992Friedrich Hayek, Austrian-German economist, philosopher, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 – Ron Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1949)

Deaths28 years ago

1994Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican economist and politician (b. 1950)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 – Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (b. 1921)

Deaths26 years ago

1995Davie Cooper, Scottish footballer and coach (b. 1956)

Deaths25 years ago

1999Luis María Argaña, Paraguayan judge and politician, Vice President of Paraguay (b. 1932)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 – Osmond Borradaile, Canadian director and cinematographer (b. 1898)

Deaths21 years ago

2001Rowland Evans, American journalist (b. 1921)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 – Margaret Jones, British archaeologist (b. 1916)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 – Robert Laxalt, American author (b. 1923)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 – David McTaggart, Canadian badminton player and environmentalist (b. 1932)

Deaths19 years ago

2002Eileen Farrell, American soprano (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 – Ben Hollioake, Australian-English cricketer (b. 1977)

Deaths18 years ago

2003Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-English flute player and journalist (b. 1926)

Deaths17 years ago

2004Rupert Hamer, Australian soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Premier of Victoria (b. 1916)

Deaths16 years ago

2006David B. Bleak, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1932)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 – Desmond Doss, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 – Cindy Walker, American singer-songwriter and dancer (b. 1918)

Deaths14 years ago

2007Paul Cohen, American mathematician and theorist (b. 1934)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 – Eric Medlen, American race car driver (b. 1973)

Deaths13 years ago

2008Vaino Vahing, Estonian psychiatrist, author, and playwright (b. 1940)

Deaths12 years ago

2009Ghukas Chubaryan, Armenian sculptor (b. 1923)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 – Raúl Macías, Mexican boxer and trainer (b. 1934)

Deaths11 years ago

2011Jean Bartik, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1924)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 – Elizabeth Taylor, American-British actress, socialite and humanitarian (b. 1932)

Deaths9 years ago

2012Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Somalian politician, President of Somalia (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Jim Duffy, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Naji Talib, Iraqi politician, 52nd Prime Minister of Iraq (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Lonnie Wright, American basketball and football player (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2013Boris Berezovsky, Russian-born Soviet-British mathematician and businessman (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Onofre Corpuz, Filipino economist, historian, and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Virgil Trucks, American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Joe Weider, Canadian-American bodybuilder and publisher, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2014Dave Brockie, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1963)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Jaroslav Šerých, Czech painter and illustrator (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Adolfo Suárez, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2015Gian Vittorio Baldi, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Lee Kuan Yew, Singaporean lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Bobby Lowther, American basketball player and lieutenant (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Lil' Chris, English singer-songwriter, actor, and television personality (b. 1990)

Deaths5 years ago

2016Joe Garagiola, Sr., American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1926)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 – Ken Howard, American actor (b. 1944)

Deaths4 years ago

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