Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

1387 - English victory over a Franco-Castilian-Flemish fleet in the Battle of Margate off the coast of Margate.

Events633 years ago

1401 - Turco-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.

Events619 years ago

1603 - James VI of Scotland is proclaimed King James I of England and Ireland, upon the death of Elizabeth I.

Events417 years ago

1603 - Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shōgun from Emperor Go-Yōzei, and establishes the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo, Japan.

Events417 years ago

1663 - The Province of Carolina is granted by charter to eight Lords Proprietor in reward for their assistance in restoring Charles II of England to the throne.

Events357 years ago

1720 - Count Frederick of Hesse-Kassel is elected King of Sweden by the Riksdag of the Estates, after his consort Ulrika Eleonora abdicated the throne on 29 February

Events300 years ago
Events299 years ago

1731 - Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.

Events289 years ago

1765 - Great Britain passes the Quartering Act, which requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.

Events255 years ago

1794 - In Kraków, Tadeusz Kościuszko announces a general uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia, and assumes the powers of the Commander in Chief of all of the Polish forces.

Events226 years ago

1829 - The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.

Events191 years ago

1832 - In Hiram, Ohio, a group of men beat and tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith.

Events188 years ago

1837 - Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote.

Events183 years ago

1854 - Slavery is abolished in Venezuela.

Events166 years ago

1860 - Sakuradamon Incident: Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke.

Events160 years ago

1869 - The last of Titokowaru's forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.

Events151 years ago

1878 - The British frigate HMS Eurydice sinks, killing more than 300.

Events142 years ago

1882 - Robert Koch announces the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.

Events138 years ago

1885 - Sino-French War: Chinese victory in the Battle of Bang Bo on the Tonkin-Guangxi border.

Events135 years ago

1896 - A. S. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.

Events124 years ago

1900 - Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Events120 years ago

1907 - The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.

Events113 years ago

1921 - The 1921 Women's Olympiad begins in Monte Carlo, first international women's sports event.

Events99 years ago

1927 - Nanking Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.

Events93 years ago

1933 - The Enabling Act passed in both the Reichstag and Reichsrat.

Events87 years ago

1934 - United States Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.

Events86 years ago

1944 - Ardeatine massacre: German troops murder 335 Italian civilians in Rome.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 Allied prisoners of war begin breaking out of the German camp Stalag Luft III.

Events76 years ago

1946 - A British Cabinet Mission arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.

Events74 years ago

1958 - Rock 'n' roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.

Events62 years ago
Events59 years ago

1965 - Images from the Ranger 9 lunar probe are broadcast live on network television.

Events55 years ago

1973 - Kenyan athlete Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles.

Events47 years ago

1976 - In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process.

Events44 years ago

1977 - Morarji Desai became the Prime Minister of India, the first Prime Minister not to belong to Indian National Congress.

Events43 years ago

1980 - El Salvadorian Archbishop Óscar Romero is assassinated while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.

Events40 years ago

1986 - The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.

Events34 years ago

1989 - In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (38,000 m) of crude oil after running aground.

Events31 years ago

1993 - Discovery of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.

Events27 years ago

1998 - Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.

Events22 years ago

1998 - A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India, killing 250 people and injuring 3,000 others.

Events22 years ago

1998 - First computer-assisted Bone Segment Navigation, performed at the University of Regensburg, Germany

Events22 years ago

1999 - Kosovo war: NATO began attacks on Yugoslavia without United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approval, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.

Events21 years ago

1999 - A lorry carrying margarine and flour catches fire inside the Mont Blanc Tunnel. The resulting inferno kills 38 people.

Events21 years ago

2003 - The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.

Events17 years ago

2008 - Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.

Events12 years ago

2015 - Germanwings Flight 9525 crashes in the French Alps in an apparent pilot mass murder-suicide, killing all 150 people on board.

Events5 years ago

Births

1103 - Yue Fei, Chinese military general (d. 1142)

Births917 years ago

1441 - Ernest, Elector of Saxony, German ruler of Saxony (d. 1486)

Births579 years ago

1494 - Georgius Agricola, German mineralogist and scholar (d. 1555)

Births526 years ago

1577 - Francis, Duke of Pomerania-Stettin, Bishop of Cammin (d. 1620)

Births443 years ago

1607 - Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (d. 1667)

Births413 years ago
Births392 years ago

1657 - Arai Hakuseki, Japanese academic and politician (d. 1725)

Births363 years ago

1693 - John Harrison, English carpenter and clock-maker, invented the Marine chronometer (d. 1776)

Births327 years ago

1725 - Samuel Ashe, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)

Births295 years ago

1725 - Thomas Cushing, American lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)

Births295 years ago

1755 - Rufus King, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 1827)

Births265 years ago

1762 - Marcos Portugal, Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1830)

Births258 years ago

1775 - Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (d. 1835)

Births245 years ago

1782 - Orest Kiprensky, Russian-Italian painter (d. 1836)

Births238 years ago

1796 - Zulma Carraud, French author (d. 1889)

Births224 years ago

1796 - John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1878)

Births224 years ago

1803 - Egerton Ryerson, Canadian minister, educator, and politician (d. 1882)

Births217 years ago

1808 - Maria Malibran, Spanish-French soprano (d. 1836)

Births212 years ago

1809 - Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and author (d. 1837)

Births211 years ago

1809 - Joseph Liouville, French mathematician and academic (d. 1882)

Births211 years ago

1816 - Pelagio Antonio de Labastida y Dávalos, Roman Catholic archbishop and Mexican politician who served as regent during the Second Mexican Empire (1863-1864) (d. 1891)

Births204 years ago

1820 - Edmond Becquerel, French physicist and academic (d. 1891)

Births200 years ago

1820 - Fanny Crosby, American poet and composer (d. 1915)

Births200 years ago

1823 - Thomas Spencer Baynes, English philosopher and critic (d. 1887)

Births197 years ago

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

Births194 years ago

1828 - Horace Gray, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1902)

Births192 years ago

1829 - George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)

Births191 years ago

1829 - Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)

Births191 years ago

1830 - Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet and playwright (d. 1889)

Births190 years ago

1834 - William Morris, English textile designer, poet, and author (d. 1896)

Births186 years ago

1834 - John Wesley Powell, American soldier, geologist, and explorer (d. 1902)

Births186 years ago

1835 - Joseph Stefan, Austrian physicist, mathematician, and poet (d. 1893)

Births185 years ago

1848 - Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, 18th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1906)

Births172 years ago

1850 - Silas Hocking, English minister and author (d. 1935)

Births170 years ago

1854 - Henry Lefroy, Australian politician, 11th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1930)

Births166 years ago

1855 - Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, financier, and diplomat, 49th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1937)

Births165 years ago

1855 - Olive Schreiner, South African author and activist (d. 1920)

Births165 years ago

1862 - Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (d. 1951)

Births158 years ago

1869 - Émile Fabre, French author and playwright (d. 1955)

Births151 years ago

1871 - Alec Hurley, English music hall singer (d. 1913)

Births149 years ago

1874 - Luigi Einaudi, Italian economist and politician, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1961)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Harry Houdini, Hungarian-Jewish American magician and actor (d. 1926)

Births146 years ago

1875 - William Burns, Canadian lacrosse player (d. 1953)

Births145 years ago

1879 - Neyzen Tevfik, Turkish philosopher, poet, and composer (d. 1953)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Marcel Lalu, French gymnast (d. 1951)

Births138 years ago
Births138 years ago

1883 - Dorothy Campbell, Scottish-American golfer (d. 1945)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Peter Debye, Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Chika Kuroda, Japanese chemist (d. 1968)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Eugène Tisserant, French cardinal (d. 1972)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Charles Daniels, American swimmer (d. 1973)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Dimitrie Cuclin, Romanian violinist and composer (d. 1978)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Robert Mallet-Stevens, French architect and designer (d. 1945)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1933)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian politician (d. 1922)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Albert Hill, English-Canadian runner (d. 1969)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Agnes Macphail, Canadian educator and politician (d. 1954)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1951)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Marston Morse, American mathematician and academic (d. 1977)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Walter Baade, German astronomer and author (d. 1960)

Births127 years ago

1893 - George Sisler, American baseball player and scout (d. 1973)

Births127 years ago

1897 - Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-American psychotherapist and academic (d. 1957)

Births123 years ago

1901 - Ub Iwerks, American animator, director, and producer, co-created Mickey Mouse (d. 1971)

Births119 years ago

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

Births118 years ago

1903 - Adolf Butenandt, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Malcolm Muggeridge, English journalist, author, and scholar (d. 1990)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino author and diplomat (d. 2007)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Paul Sauvé, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of Quebec (d. 1960)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Clyde Barrow, American criminal (d. 1934)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Richard Wurmbrand, Romanian Pastor and Evangelist (d. 2001)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Richard Conte, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1975)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Joseph Barbera, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (d. 2006)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Dorothy Height, African-American educator and activist (d. 2010)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Eugène Martin, French racing driver (d. 2006)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American soldier and author (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Harry B. Whittington, English palaeontologist and academic (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1917 - John Kendrew, English biochemist and crystallographer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American poet and publisher, co-founded City Lights Bookstore

Births101 years ago

1919 - Robert Heilbroner, American economist and historian (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Gene Nelson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Mary Stolz, American author (d. 2006)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Vasily Smyslov, Russian chess player (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Onna White, Canadian dancer and choreographer (d. 2005)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Murray Hamilton, American actor (d. 1986)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Michael Legat, English author and publisher (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Norman Fell, American actor (d. 1998)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Puig Aubert, German-French rugby league player and coach (d. 1994)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Desmond Connell, Irish cardinal (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Dario Fo, Italian playwright, actor, director, and composer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1926 - William Porter, American hurdler (d. 2000)

Births94 years ago

1927 - John Woodland Hastings, American biochemist and academic (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Martin Walser, German author and playwright

Births93 years ago

1928 - Byron Janis, American pianist and composer

Births92 years ago

1929 - Pat Renella, Italian-American actor (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1930 - David Dacko, Central African politician, 1st President of the Central African Republic (d. 2003)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (d. 1980)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Hanno Drechsler, German educator and politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 2003)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Stephen De Staebler, American sculptor and educator (d. 2011)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Lee Mendelson, American television producer (d. 2019)

Births87 years ago

1936 - Don Covay, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Alex Olmedo, Peruvian-American tennis player

Births84 years ago

1937 - Billy Stewart, American singer and pianist (d. 1970)

Births83 years ago

1938 - David Irving, English historian and author

Births82 years ago

1940 - Bob Mackie, American fashion designer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Michael Masser, American songwriter, composer and producer (d. 2015)

Births79 years ago

1944 - R. Lee Ermey, American sergeant and actor (d. 2018)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Vojislav Koštunica, Serbian academic and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Serbia

Births76 years ago

1945 - Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist and academic

Births75 years ago

1945 - Curtis Hanson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Patrick Malahide, English actor and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1946 - Klaus Dinger, German guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Kitty O'Neil, American stuntwoman (d. 2018)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Dennis Erickson, American football player and coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Christine Gregoire, American lawyer and politician, 22nd Governor of Washington

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mick Jones, English footballer and coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Alan Sugar, English businessman

Births73 years ago

1948 - Javier Diez Canseco, Peruvian sociologist and politician (d. 2013)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (d. 1989)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Lee Oskar, Jewish-Danish musician

Births72 years ago

1949 - Tabitha King, American author and poet

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ruud Krol, Dutch footballer and coach

Births71 years ago

1949 - Steve Lang, Canadian bass player (April Wine) (d. 2017)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Nick Lowe, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian academic and politician, 36th Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Births71 years ago

1950 - Gary Wichard, American football player and agent (d. 2011)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Peter Boyle, Scottish-Australian footballer and manager (d. 2013)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Pat Bradley, American golfer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer, founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dougie Thomson, Scottish bass player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Anna Włodarczyk, Polish long jumper and coach

Births69 years ago

1952 - Greg McCrary, American football player (d. 2013)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Anita L. Allen, African-American lawyer, philosopher, and academic

Births67 years ago

1953 - Louie Anderson, American actor and comedian

Births67 years ago

1955 - Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births65 years ago

1955 - Pat Price, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births65 years ago

1956 - Steve Ballmer, American businessman

Births64 years ago

1956 - Bill Wray, American cartoonist and painter

Births64 years ago

1957 - Pierre Harvey, Canadian cyclist and skier

Births63 years ago

1957 - Pat Jarvis, Australian rugby league player

Births63 years ago

1958 - Mike Woodson, American basketball player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Emmit King, American sprinter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler and football player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Derek Statham, English footballer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jan Berglin, Swedish cartoonist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Barry Horowitz, American wrestler

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kelly Le Brock, English-American actress and model

Births60 years ago

1960 - Nena, German singer-songwriter and actress

Births60 years ago

1960 - Scott Pruett, American race car driver

Births60 years ago

1960 - Annabella Sciorra, American actress

Births60 years ago

1961 - Dean Jones, Australian cricketer and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Yanis Varoufakis, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister of Finance

Births59 years ago

1962 - Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Star Jones, African-American lawyer, journalist, and talk show host

Births58 years ago

1962 - Irina Meszynski, German discus thrower

Births58 years ago

1963 - Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch footballer and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Vadym Tyshchenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2015)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Torsten Voss, German decathlete and bobsledder

Births57 years ago

1965 - The Undertaker, American wrestler and actor

Births55 years ago

1966 - Floyd Heard, American sprinter and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Diann Roffe, American skier

Births53 years ago

1968 - Minarti Timur, Indonesian badminton player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Stephan Eberharter, Austrian skier

Births51 years ago

1970 - Lara Flynn Boyle, American actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sharon Corr, Irish singer-songwriter and violinist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Erica Kennedy, African-American journalist and author (d. 2012)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian-American football player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Tig Notaro, American comedian and actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Christophe Dugarry, French footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Steve Karsay, American baseball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Philippe Boucher, Canadian ice hockey player and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Steve Corica, Australian footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jure Ivanušič, Slovenian actor, concert pianist and chansonnier

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mette Jacobsen, Danish swimmer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Glen Jakovich, Australian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jim Parsons, American actor

Births47 years ago

1974 - Alyson Hannigan, American actress

Births46 years ago

1974 - Sergey Klyugin, Russian high jumper

Births46 years ago

1974 - Tado, Filipino comedian and activist (d. 2014)

Births46 years ago

1975 - Thomas Johansson, Swedish-Monacan tennis player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Aaron Brooks, American football player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Peyton Manning, American football player and entrepreneur

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jessica Chastain, American actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Maxim Kuznetsov, Russian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1978 - Michael Braun, Australian footballer and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Tomáš Ujfaluši, Czech footballer and manager

Births42 years ago

1978 - José Valverde, Dominican baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Lake Bell, Jewish-American actress, director, and screenwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Norris Hopper, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Periklis Iakovakis, Greek hurdler

Births41 years ago

1979 - Graeme Swann, English cricketer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Mike Adams, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mark Looms, Dutch footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Gary Paffett, English racing driver

Births39 years ago

1982 - Corey Hart, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jack Swagger, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler

Births38 years ago

1982 - Epico Colon, Puerto Rican professional wrestler

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jimmy Hempte, Belgian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dustin McGowan, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Luca Ceccarelli, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Riccardo Musetti, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - T.J. Ford, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Benoît Assou-Ekotto, French-Cameroonian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Chris Bosh, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Adrian D'Souza, Indian field hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Lucy Wangui Kabuu, Kenyan runner

Births36 years ago

1984 - Park Bom, South Korean singer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Philipp Petzschner, German tennis player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Lana, American wrestler and manager

Births35 years ago

1985 - Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and singer

Births35 years ago

1987 - Ramires, Brazilian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Billy Jones, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Yuma Asami, Japanese actress and singer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Aiga Grabuste, Latvian heptathlete

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ryan Higgins, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Matías Martínez, Argentinian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kardo Ploomipuu, Estonian swimmer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Matt Todd, New Zealand rugby union player

Births32 years ago

1990 - Starlin Castro, American baseball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Aljur Abrenica, Filipino actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-New Zealand actress

Births30 years ago

1991 - Nick Browne, English cricketer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenian tennis player

Births29 years ago

1995 - Enzo Fernandez, French-Spanish footballer

Births25 years ago

Deaths

809 - Harun al-Rashid, Arab caliph (b. 763)

Deaths

832 - Wulfred, archbishop of Canterbury

Deaths

1284 - Hugh III of Cyprus (b. 1235)

Deaths736 years ago

1296 - Odon de Pins, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller

Deaths724 years ago

1381 - Catherine of Vadstena, Swedish saint (b. 1332)

Deaths639 years ago

1394 - Constance of Castile, claimant to the throne of Castile

Deaths626 years ago

1396 - Walter Hilton, English mystic and saint (b. 1340)

Deaths624 years ago
Deaths621 years ago
Deaths577 years ago

1455 - Pope Nicholas V (b. 1397)

Deaths565 years ago

1499 - Edward Stafford, 2nd Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (b. 1470)

Deaths521 years ago

1563 - Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese daimyō (b. 1514)

Deaths457 years ago

1575 - Joseph ben Ephraim Karo, Spanish-Portuguese rabbi and author (b. 1488)

Deaths445 years ago
Deaths417 years ago

1653 - Samuel Scheidt, German organist and composer (b. 1587)

Deaths367 years ago

1684 - Pieter de Hooch, Dutch painter (b. 1629)

Deaths336 years ago

1684 - Elizabeth Ridgeway, English woman convicted of poisoning her husband

Deaths336 years ago
Deaths247 years ago

1776 - John Harrison, English carpenter and clockmaker, invented the Marine chronometer (b. 1693)

Deaths244 years ago

1824 - Louis Marie de La Révellière-Lépeaux, French lawyer (b. 1753)

Deaths196 years ago

1838 - Abraham Hume, English floriculturist and Tory politician (b. 1748/49)

Deaths182 years ago

1869 - Antoine-Henri Jomini, French-Russian general (b. 1779)

Deaths151 years ago

1881 - Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist and mineralogist (b. 1817)

Deaths139 years ago

1882 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator (b. 1807)

Deaths138 years ago

1887 - Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and critic (b. 1837)

Deaths133 years ago

1888 - Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)

Deaths132 years ago

1905 - Jules Verne, French novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1828)

Deaths115 years ago

1909 - John Millington Synge, Irish playwright and poet (b. 1871)

Deaths111 years ago

1915 - Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Anglo-Irish astronomer (b. 1848)

Deaths105 years ago

1915 - Karol Olszewski, Polish chemist, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1846)

Deaths105 years ago

1916 - Enrique Granados, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1867)

Deaths104 years ago

1926 - Phan Châu Trinh, Vietnamese activist (b. 1872)

Deaths94 years ago

1940 - Édouard Branly, French physicist and academic (b. 1844)

Deaths80 years ago

1944 - Orde Wingate, Indian-English general (b. 1903)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess player (b. 1892)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Carl Schuhmann, German gymnast, shot putter, and jumper (b. 1869)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish painter and illustrator (b. 1885)

Deaths72 years ago

1950 - James Rudolph Garfield, American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1865)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Lorna Hodgkinson, Australian educator and educational psychologist (b. 1887)

Deaths69 years ago

1953 - Mary of Teck (b. 1867)

Deaths67 years ago

1962 - Jean Goldkette, French-American pianist and bandleader (b. 1899)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist and explorer (b. 1884)

Deaths58 years ago

1971 - Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect, designed the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Aarhus City Hall (b. 1902)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Arthur Metcalfe, Australian public servant (b. 1895)

Deaths49 years ago
Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Park Mok-wol, influential Korean poet and academic (b. 1916)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Óscar Romero, Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1917)

Deaths40 years ago

1984 - Sam Jaffe, American actor (b. 1891)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Raoul Ubac, French painter, sculptor, photographer and engraver (b. 1910)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - Turhan Feyzioğlu, Turkish academic and politician, 27th Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1922)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Ray Goulding, American comedian and radio host (b. 1922)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - John Kerr, Australian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1914)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Albert Arlen, Australian pianist, composer, actor, and playwright (b. 1905)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - John Hersey, American journalist and author (b. 1914)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Joseph Needham, English historian and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths25 years ago

1999 - Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German politician (b. 1902)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Muriel Young, English television host and producer (b. 1928)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - César Milstein, Argentinian-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Bob Said, American race car driver and bobsledder (b. 1932)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian cardinal (b. 1919)

Deaths17 years ago

2006 - Rudra Rajasingham, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Shripad Narayan Pendse, Indian Marathi novelist (b. 1913)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Chalmers Alford, American guitarist (b. 1955)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Neil Aspinall, Welsh-English record producer and manager (b. 1941)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Rafael Azcona, Spanish author and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Richard Widmark, American actor (b. 1914)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - George Kell, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Hans Klenk, German racing driver (b. 1919)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian ice hockey player (b. 1975)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Robert Culp, American actor (b. 1930)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Jim Marshall, American photographer (b. 1936)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Paul Callaghan, New Zealand physicist and academic (b. 1947)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Nick Noble, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Inge Lønning, Norwegian theologian, academic, and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gury Marchuk, Russian physicist, mathematician, and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Paolo Ponzo, Italian footballer (b. 1972)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mohamed Yousri Salama, Egyptian dentist and politician (b. 1974)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Francis Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 8th Baron Thurlow, English diplomat (b. 1912)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Oleksandr Muzychko, Ukrainian activist (b. 1962)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Rowe Townsend, English author and scholar (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - David A. Trampier, American illustrator (b. 1954)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Yehuda Avner, English-Israeli diplomat (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - notable deaths of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash: Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German opera singer (b. 1960)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - notable deaths of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash: Maria Radner, German opera singer (b. 1981)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Johan Cruyff, Dutch footballer (b. 1947)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1949)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Lys Assia, Swiss singer and First Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest (b. 1924)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Joseph Pilato, American film and voice actor (b.1949)

Deaths1 years ago

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