Holidays and observances

Independence Day and National Day (Bangladesh), celebrates the declaration of independence from Pakistan in 1971.

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

Events

590 - Emperor Maurice proclaims his son Theodosius as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

Events

908 - Emperor Zhu Wen of Later Liang has Li Zhu, the last Tang Dynasty emperor, poisoned.

Events
Events993 years ago

1169 - Saladin becomes the emir of Egypt.

Events851 years ago

1344 - The Siege of Algeciras, one of the first European military engagements where gunpowder was used, comes to an end.

Events676 years ago

1351 - Combat of the Thirty: Thirty Breton knights call out and defeat thirty English knights.

Events669 years ago

1484 - William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables.

Events536 years ago

1552 - Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh guru.

Events468 years ago

1636 - Utrecht University is founded in the Netherlands.

Events384 years ago

1812 - An earthquake devastates Caracas, Venezuela.

Events208 years ago

1812 - A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the term "gerrymander" to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection.

Events208 years ago

1830 - The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.

Events190 years ago

1839 - The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.

Events181 years ago

1871 - The elections of Commune council of the Paris Commune are held.

Events149 years ago

1885 - The Métis people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel begin the North-West Rebellion against Canada.

Events135 years ago
Events107 years ago

1915 - The Vancouver Millionaires win the 1915 Stanley Cup Finals, the first championship played between the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the National Hockey Association.

Events105 years ago

1917 - World War I: First Battle of Gaza: British troops are halted after 17,000 Turks block their advance.

Events103 years ago

1922 - The German Social Democratic Party is founded in Poland.

Events98 years ago

1931 - Swissair is founded as the national airline of Switzerland.

Events89 years ago
Events89 years ago

1934 - The United Kingdom driving test is introduced.

Events86 years ago

1939 - Spanish Civil War: Nationalists begin their final offensive of the war.

Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: The first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ends as the island is officially secured by American forces.

Events75 years ago

1954 - Nuclear weapons testing: The Romeo shot of Operation Castle is detonated at Bikini Atoll. Yield: 11 megatons.

Events66 years ago

1958 - The United States Army launches Explorer 3.

Events62 years ago

1958 - The African Regroupment Party is launched at a meeting in Paris.

Events62 years ago

1967 - Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City.

Events53 years ago

1970 - South Vietnamese President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu implements a land reform program to solve the problem of land tenancy.

Events50 years ago

1971 - East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.

Events49 years ago

1975 - The Biological Weapons Convention comes into force.

Events45 years ago
Events41 years ago

1981 - Social Democratic Party (UK) is founded as a party.

Events39 years ago

1982 - A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.

Events38 years ago

1991 - Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay sign the Treaty of Asunción, establishing Mercosur, the South Common Market.

Events29 years ago

1997 - Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate mass suicides.

Events23 years ago

1998 - During the Algerian Civil War, the Oued Bouaicha massacre sees fifty-two people, mostly infants, killed with axes and knives.

Events22 years ago

2005 - Around 200,000 to 300,000 Taiwanese demonstrate in Taipei in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of China.

Events15 years ago

2010 - The South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan is torpedoed, killing 46 sailors. After an international investigation, the President of the United Nations Security Council blames North Korea.

Events10 years ago

2017 - Russia-wide anti-corruption protests in 99 cities. The Levada Center survey showed that 38% of surveyed Russians supported protests and that 67 percent held Putin personally responsible for high-level corruption.

Events3 years ago

Births

1031 - Malcolm III, king of Scotland (d. 1093)

Births989 years ago

1516 - Conrad Gessner, Swiss botanist and zoologist (d. 1565)

Births504 years ago

1554 - Charles of Lorraine, duke of Mayenne (d. 1611)

Births466 years ago

1584 - John II, duke of Zweibrücken (d. 1635)

Births436 years ago

1633 - Mary Beale, British artist (d. 1699)

Births387 years ago

1634 - Domenico Freschi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1710)

Births386 years ago

1656 - Nicolaas Hartsoeker, Dutch mathematician and physicist (d. 1725)

Births364 years ago

1687 - Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, queen consort of Prussia (d. 1757)

Births333 years ago

1698 - Prokop Diviš, Czech priest, scientist and inventor (d. 1765)

Births322 years ago

1749 - William Blount, American politician (d. 1800)

Births271 years ago

1753 - Benjamin Thompson, American-French physicist and politician, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1814)

Births267 years ago

1773 - Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician and navigator (d. 1838)

Births247 years ago

1794 - Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, German painter (d. 1872)

Births226 years ago

1804 - David Humphreys Storer, American physician and academic (d. 1891)

Births216 years ago

1824 - Julie-Victoire Daubié, French journalist (d. 1874)

Births196 years ago

1829 - Théodore Aubanel, French poet (d. 1886)

Births191 years ago

1842 - Alexandre Saint-Yves d'Alveydre, French occultist (d. 1909)

Births178 years ago

1850 - Edward Bellamy, American author, socialist, and utopian visionary (d. 1898)

Births170 years ago

1852 - Élémir Bourges, French author (d. 1925)

Births168 years ago

1854 - Maurice Lecoq, French target shooter (d. 1925)

Births166 years ago

1856 - William Massey, Irish-New Zealand farmer and politician, 19th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1925)

Births164 years ago

1857 - Théodore Tuffier, French surgeon (d. 1929)

Births163 years ago

1859 - A. E. Housman, English poet and scholar (d. 1936)

Births161 years ago

1859 - Adolf Hurwitz, Jewish German-Swiss mathematician and academic (d. 1919)

Births161 years ago

1860 - André Prévost, French tennis player (d. 1919)

Births160 years ago

1866 - Fred Karno, English producer and manager (d. 1941)

Births154 years ago

1868 - King Fuad I of Egypt (d. 1936)

Births152 years ago

1873 - Dorothea Bleek, South African-German anthropologist and philologist (d. 1948)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Robert Frost, American poet and playwright (d. 1963)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Max Abraham, Polish-German physicist and academic (d. 1922)

Births145 years ago

1875 - Syngman Rhee, South Korean journalist and politician, 1st President of South Korea (d. 1965)

Births145 years ago

1876 - William of Wied, prince of Albania (d. 1945)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Kate Richards O'Hare, American Socialist Party activist and editor (d. 1948)

Births144 years ago

1879 - Othmar Ammann, Swiss-American engineer, designed the George Washington Bridge and Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge (d. 1965)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Waldemar Tietgens, German rower (d. 1917)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Guccio Gucci, Italian fashion designer, founded Gucci (d. 1953)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Hermann Obrecht, Swiss politician (d. 1940)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist and educator (d. 1969)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Georges Imbert, French chemical engineer and inventor (d. 1950)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Hugh Mulzac, Vincentian-American soldier and politician (d. 1971)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Elsa Brändström, Swedish nurse and philanthropist (d. 1948)

Births132 years ago

1893 - James Bryant Conant, American chemist, academic, and diplomat, 1st United States Ambassador to West Germany (d. 1978)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Palmiro Togliatti, Italian journalist and politician, Italian Minister of Justice (d. 1964)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Viorica Ursuleac, Ukrainian-Romanian soprano and actress (d. 1985)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Vilho Tuulos, Finnish triple jumper (d. 1967)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Rudolf Dassler, German businessman, founded Puma SE (d. 1974)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Angela Maria Autsch, German nun, died in Auschwitz helping Jewish prisoners (d. 1941)

Births120 years ago

1904 - Joseph Campbell, American mythologist and author (d. 1987)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Emilio Fernández, Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1986)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Attilio Ferraris, Italian footballer (d. 1947)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Monty Berman, English cinematographer and producer (d. 2006)

Births115 years ago

1905 - André Cluytens, Belgian-French conductor and director (d. 1967)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (d. 1997)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Rafael Méndez, Mexican trumpet player and composer (d. 1981)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Azellus Denis, Canadian lawyer and politician, Postmaster General of Canada (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and activist (d. 1987)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Franz Stangl, Austrian-German SS officer (d. 1971)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Chips Rafferty, Australian actor (d. 1971)

Births111 years ago

1910 - K. W. Devanayagam, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 10th Sri Lankan Minister of Justice (d. 2002)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Lennart Atterwall, Swedish javelin thrower (d. 2001)

Births109 years ago

1911 - J. L. Austin, English philosopher and academic (d. 1960)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Bernard Katz, German-English biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Tennessee Williams, American playwright, and poet (d. 1983)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Jacqueline de Romilly, Jewish Franco-Greek philologist, author, and scholar (d. 2010)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Paul Erdős, Hungarian-Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1996)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Toru Kumon, Japanese mathematician and academic (d. 1995)

Births106 years ago

1914 - William Westmoreland, American general (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Lennart Strandberg, Swedish sprinter (d. 1989)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Hwang Sun-won, North Korean author and poet (d. 2000)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Christian B. Anfinsen, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Bill Edrich, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1986)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Sterling Hayden, American actor and author (d. 1986)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Rufus Thomas, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2001)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Strother Martin, American actor (d. 1980)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Roger Leger, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1965)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Sergio Livingstone, Chilean footballer and journalist (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1922 - William Milliken, American politician, 44th Governor of Michigan

Births98 years ago

1922 - Oscar Sala, Italian-Brazilian physicist and academic (d. 2010)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Guido Stampacchia, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1978)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Gert Bastian, German general and politician (d. 1992)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Bob Elliott, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Maqsood Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1999)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Pierre Boulez, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Vesta Roy, American politician, Governor of New Hampshire (d. 2002)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Edward Graham, Baron Graham of Edmonton, English soldier and politician

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ben Mondor, Canadian-American businessman (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1925 - James Moody, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Harold Chapman, English photographer

Births93 years ago

1929 - Edward Sorel, American illustrator and caricaturist

Births91 years ago

1929 - Edwin Turney, American businessman, co-founded Advanced Micro Devices (d. 2008)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Sandra Day O'Connor, American lawyer and jurist

Births90 years ago

1930 - Gregory Corso, American poet (d. 2001)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Leonard Nimoy, American actor (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Leroy Griffith, American businessman

Births88 years ago

1932 - James Andrew Harris, American chemist and academic (d. 2000)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Tinto Brass, Italian director and screenwriter

Births87 years ago

1934 - Alan Arkin, American actor

Births86 years ago

1934 - Edvaldo Alves de Santa Rosa, Brazilian footballer (d. 2002)

Births86 years ago

1937 - Wayne Embry, American basketball player and manager

Births83 years ago

1937 - Barbara Jones, American sprinter

Births83 years ago

1937 - James Lee, Canadian businessman and politician, 26th Premier of Prince Edward Island

Births83 years ago

1938 - Norman Ackroyd, English painter and illustrator

Births82 years ago

1938 - Anthony James Leggett, English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births82 years ago

1940 - James Caan, American actor and singer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Nancy Pelosi, American lawyer and politician, 60th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Births80 years ago

1941 - Richard Dawkins, Kenyan-English ethologist, biologist, and academic

Births79 years ago

1941 - Lella Lombardi, Italian racing driver (d. 1992)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Erica Jong, American novelist and poet

Births78 years ago

1943 - Mustafa Kalemli, Turkish physician and politician, Turkish Minister of the Interior

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bob Woodward, American journalist and author

Births77 years ago

1944 - Diana Ross, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births76 years ago
Births75 years ago

1945 - Mikhail Voronin, Russian gymnast and coach (d. 2004)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Johnny Crawford, American actor and singer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Alain Madelin, French politician, French Minister of Finance

Births74 years ago

1947 - Subhash Kak, Indian-American professor and author

Births73 years ago

1947 - John Rowles, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Kyung-wha Chung, South Korean violinist and educator

Births72 years ago

1948 - Richard Tandy, English pianist and keyboard player (Electric Light Orchestra)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Steven Tyler, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jon English, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2016)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Rudi Koertzen, South African cricketer and umpire

Births71 years ago

1949 - Vicki Lawrence, American actress, comedian, talk show host, and singer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Fran Sheehan, American bass player

Births71 years ago

1949 - Patrick Süskind, German author and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ernest Lee Thomas, American actor

Births71 years ago

1950 - Teddy Pendergrass, American singer-songwriter (d. 2010)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Graham Barlow, English cricketer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Martin Short, Canadian-American actor, screenwriter, and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Alan Silvestri, American composer and conductor

Births70 years ago

1951 - Željko Pavličević, Croatian professional basketball coach and former professional player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Carl Wieman, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births69 years ago

1952 - Didier Pironi, French race car driver (d. 1987)

Births68 years ago

1952 - T. A. Barron, American novelist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Lincoln Chafee, American academic and politician, 74th Governor of Rhode Island

Births67 years ago

1953 - Elaine Chao, Taiwanese-American banker and politician, 24th United States Secretary of Labor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Tatyana Providokhina, Russian runner

Births67 years ago

1954 - Clive Palmer, Australian businessman and politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Curtis Sliwa, American talk show host and activist, founded Guardian Angels

Births66 years ago

1954 - Dorothy Porter, Australian poet and playwright (d. 2008)

Births66 years ago

1956 - Charly McClain, American country singer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Park Won-soon, South Korean lawyer and politician, 35th Mayor of Seoul

Births64 years ago

1957 - Fiona Bruce, Scottish lawyer and politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Leeza Gibbons, American talk show host and television personality

Births63 years ago

1957 - Paul Morley, English journalist, producer, and author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Shirin Neshat, Iranian visual artist

Births63 years ago

1958 - Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (d. 1986)

Births62 years ago

1960 - Marcus Allen, American football player and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jennifer Grey, American actress and dancer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Graeme Rutjes, Australian-Dutch footballer

Births60 years ago

1961 - William Hague, English historian and politician, First Secretary of State

Births59 years ago

1962 - Richard Coles, English pianist, saxophonist, and priest

Births58 years ago

1962 - Kevin Seitzer, American baseball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Yuri Gidzenko, Russian pilot and cosmonaut

Births58 years ago

1962 - John Stockton, American basketball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Eric Allan Kramer, American-Canadian actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese author

Births57 years ago

1964 - Martin Bella, Australian rugby league player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Martin Donnelly, Irish race car driver

Births56 years ago

1964 - Maria Miller, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ulf Samuelsson, Swedish-American ice hockey player and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Trey Azagthoth, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Violeta Szekely, Romanian runner

Births55 years ago

1966 - Lilian Greenwood, English politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Michael Imperioli, American actor and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Nick Wirth, English engineer, founded Wirth Research

Births54 years ago

1967 - Jason Chaffetz, American politician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Laurent Brochard, French cyclist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Kenny Chesney, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births52 years ago

1968 - James Iha, American guitarist and songwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Alessandro Moscardi, Italian rugby player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Paul Bosvelt, Dutch footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jelle Goes, Dutch footballer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Thomas Kyparissis, Greek footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Martin McDonagh, English-born Irish playwright, screenwriter, and director

Births50 years ago

1971 - Behzad Ghorbani, Iranian zoologist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Martyn Day, Scottish politician

Births49 years ago

1971 - Erick Morillo, Colombian-American DJ and producer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Rennae Stubbs, Australian tennis player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Paul Williams, English footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Leslie Mann, American actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jason Maxwell, American baseball player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Larry Page, American computer scientist and businessman, co-founder of Google

Births47 years ago

1973 - T. R. Knight, American actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Matt Burke, Australian rugby player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1974 - Irina Spîrlea, Romanian tennis player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Vadimas Petrenko, Lithuanian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Michael Peca, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births46 years ago

1976 - Alex Varas, Chilean footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Amy Smart, American actress and former model

Births44 years ago

1977 - Kevin Davies, English footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Bianca Kajlich, American actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Sylvain Grenier, Canadian wrestler

Births43 years ago

1978 - Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Nacho Novo, Spanish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ben Blair, New Zealand rugby union footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Hiromi Uehara, Japanese pianist and composer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Pierre Womé, Cameroonian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Juliana Paes, Brazilian actress

Births41 years ago

1980 - Margaret Brennan, American journalist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Son Ho-young, South Korean singer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Richie Wellens, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Sébastien Centomo, Canadian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Baruch Dego, Ethiopian-Israeli footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Massimo Donati, Italian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Josh Wilson, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Brendan Ryan, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nate Kaeding, American football player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Andreas Hinkel, German footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Floriana Lima, American actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Roman Bednář, Czech footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mike Mondo, American wrestler

Births37 years ago

1984 - Jimmy Howard, American ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Drew Mitchell, Australian rugby player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Felix Neureuther, German skier

Births36 years ago

1984 - Marco Stier, German footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Gregory Strydom, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sara Jean Underwood, American model, television host, and actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - Keira Knightley, English actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Matt Grevers, American swimmer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jonathan Groff, American actor and singer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Maxime Biset, Belgian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Rob Kearney, Irish rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Emma Laine, Finnish tennis player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Kim Dong-suk, South Korean footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jermichael Finley, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Steven Fletcher, Scottish footballer

Births33 years ago

1989 - Simon Kjær, Danish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Von Miller, American football player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Choi Woo-shik, South Korean actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Patrick Ekeng, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2016)

Births30 years ago

1990 - Yuya Takaki, Japanese idol, singer, dancer, model and actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Xiumin, South Korean singer and actor, member of South Korean boy band EXO

Births30 years ago

1991 - Matt Davidson, American baseball player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Nina Agdal, Danish model

Births28 years ago

1992 - Stoffel Vandoorne, Belgian race car driver

Births28 years ago

1994 - Jed Wallace, English footballer

Births26 years ago

1996 - Zane Musgrove, New Zealand rugby league player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Kathryn Bernardo, Filipino actress

Births24 years ago

1998 - Satoko Miyahara, Japanese figure skater

Births22 years ago

2003 - Bhad Bhabie, American rapper and social media personality

Births17 years ago

2005 - Ella Anderson, American actress

Births15 years ago

Deaths

809 - Ludger, Frisian missionary

Deaths

903 - Sugawara no Michizane, Japanese poet

Deaths

908 - Ai, emperor of the Tang Dynasty (b. 892)

Deaths

922 - Mansur Al-Hallaj, Persian mystic and poet (b. 858)

Deaths

929 - Wang Du, Chinese warlord and governor (jiedushi)

Deaths

973 - Guntram ("the Rich"), Frankish nobleman

Deaths

983 - 'Adud al-Dawla, Iranian ruler (b. 936)

Deaths

1091 - Wallada bint al-Mustakfi, Andalusian poet

Deaths929 years ago

1130 - Sigurd the Crusader, Norwegian king (b. 1090)

Deaths890 years ago

1132 - Geoffrey of Vendôme, French cardinal and theologian (b. 1065)

Deaths888 years ago
Deaths808 years ago
Deaths696 years ago

1326 - Alessandra Giliani, anatomist (b. c. 1307)

Deaths694 years ago

1402 - David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (b. 1378)

Deaths618 years ago

1437 - Walter Stewart, Earl of Atholl, Scottish nobleman and regicide

Deaths583 years ago

1517 - Heinrich Isaac, Flemish composer (b. 1450)

Deaths503 years ago

1535 - Georg Tannstetter, Austrian mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1482)

Deaths485 years ago

1546 - Thomas Elyot, English scholar and diplomat (b. 1490)

Deaths474 years ago

1566 - Antonio de Cabezón, Spanish organist and composer (b. 1510)

Deaths454 years ago

1625 - Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (b. 1569)

Deaths395 years ago

1649 - John Winthrop, English lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

Deaths371 years ago

1679 - Johannes Schefferus, Swedish historian and author (b. 1621)

Deaths341 years ago

1697 - Godfrey McCulloch, Scottish politician (b. 1640)

Deaths323 years ago

1726 - John Vanbrugh, English playwright and architect, designed Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard (b. 1664)

Deaths294 years ago

1772 - Charles Pinot Duclos, French author and politician (b. 1704)

Deaths248 years ago

1776 - Samuel Ward, American jurist and politician, 31st Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island (b. 1725)

Deaths244 years ago
Deaths240 years ago

1793 - John Mudge, English physician and engineer (b. 1721)

Deaths227 years ago

1797 - James Hutton, Scottish geologist and physician (b. 1726)

Deaths223 years ago

1814 - Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician and politician (b. 1738)

Deaths206 years ago

1827 - Ludwig van Beethoven, German pianist and composer (b. 1770)

Deaths193 years ago

1858 - John Addison Thomas, American lieutenant, engineer, and politician, 3rd United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1811)

Deaths162 years ago

1862 - Uriah P. Levy, American commander (b. 1792)

Deaths158 years ago

1881 - Roman Sanguszko, Polish general and activist (b. 1800)

Deaths139 years ago

1885 - Anson Stager, American general and businessman, co-founded Western Union (b. 1825)

Deaths135 years ago
Deaths132 years ago

1892 - Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist (b. 1819)

Deaths128 years ago

1902 - Cecil Rhodes, English-South African colonialist, businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (b. 1853)

Deaths118 years ago

1905 - Maurice Barrymore, American actor (b. 1849)

Deaths115 years ago

1910 - Auguste Charlois, French astronomer (b. 1864)

Deaths110 years ago

1920 - William Chester Minor, American surgeon and lexicographer (b. 1834)

Deaths100 years ago

1923 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress and screenwriter (b. 1844)

Deaths97 years ago

1926 - Constantin Fehrenbach, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1852)

Deaths94 years ago

1932 - Henry M. Leland, American machinist, inventor, engineer, automotive entrepreneur and founded of Cadillac and Lincoln (b. 1843)

Deaths88 years ago

1934 - John Biller, American jumper and discus thrower (b. 1877)

Deaths86 years ago

1940 - Wilhelm Anderson, German-Estonian astrophysicist (b. 1880)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Spyridon Louis, Greek runner (b. 1873)

Deaths80 years ago

1942 - Jimmy Burke, American baseball player and manager (b. 1874)

Deaths78 years ago

1945 - David Lloyd George, English-Welsh lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1863)

Deaths75 years ago

1951 - James F. Hinkle, American banker and politician, 6th Governor of New Mexico (b. 1864)

Deaths69 years ago

1954 - Charles Perrin, French rower (b. 1875)

Deaths66 years ago

1957 - Édouard Herriot, French politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Phil Mead, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1887)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Raymond Chandler, American crime novelist and screenwriter (b. 1888)

Deaths61 years ago

1966 - Victor Hochepied, French swimmer (b. 1883)

Deaths54 years ago

1969 - John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (b. 1937)

Deaths51 years ago

1973 - Noël Coward, English playwright, actor, and composer (b. 1899)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916)

Deaths47 years ago

1979 - Beauford Delaney, American-French painter (b. 1901)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Jean Stafford, American author and academic (b. 1915)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Roland Barthes, French linguist and critic (b. 1915)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Anthony Blunt, English historian and spy (b. 1907)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Ahmed Sékou Touré, Guinean politician, 1st President of Guinea (b. 1922)

Deaths36 years ago

1987 - Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Walter Abel, American actor (b. 1898)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Halston, American fashion designer (b. 1932)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Barbara Frum, American-Canadian journalist and radio host (b. 1937)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Louis Falco, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1942)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Eazy-E, American rapper and producer (b. 1963)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Edmund Muskie, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 58th United States Secretary of State (b. 1914)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - David Packard, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Hewlett-Packard (b. 1912)

Deaths24 years ago

2000 - Alex Comfort, English physician and author (b. 1920)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Randy Castillo, American drummer and songwriter (b. 1950)

Deaths18 years ago

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

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Jan Sterling, American actress (b. 1921)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - James Callaghan, English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1912)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Frederick Rotimi Williams, Nigerian lawyer and politician (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Anil Biswas, Indian journalist and politician (b. 1944)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Nikki Sudden, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1956)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Robert Fagles, American poet and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Manuel Marulanda, Colombian rebel leader (b. 1930)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Shane McConkey, Canadian skier and BASE jumper (b. 1969)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and composer (b. 1926)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Charles Ryskamp, American art collector and curator (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Roger Abbott, English-Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Geraldine Ferraro, American lawyer and politician (b. 1935)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Diana Wynne Jones, English author (b. 1934)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Sisto Averno, American football player (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Michael Begley, Irish carpenter and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Thomas M. Cover, American theorist and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - David Craighead, American organist and educator (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Manik Godghate, Indian poet and educator (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Helmer Ringgren, Swedish theologian and academic (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Tom Boerwinkle, American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Krzysztof Kozłowski, Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Interior (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dave Leggett, American baseball player (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Don Payne, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1964)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Roger Birkman, American psychologist and author (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dick Guidry, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Marcus Kimball, Baron Kimball, English politician (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Dinkha IV, Iraqi patriarch (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Friedrich L. Bauer, German mathematician, computer scientist, and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet, translator, and psychologist Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Jim Harrison, American novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1937)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Fabrizio Frizzi, Italian television presenter (b. 1958)

Deaths2 years ago

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