Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which the Octave Day of Easter can fall, while May 2 is the latest; observed on the Sunday after Easter. (Christianity)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

National Vietnam War Veterans Day (United States of America)

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

845 - Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.

Events
Events590 years ago

1461 - Battle of Towton: Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England, bringing a temporary stop to the Wars of the Roses.

Events559 years ago

1500 - Cesare Borgia is given the title of Captain General and Gonfalonier by his father Rodrigo Borgia after returning from his conquests in the Romagna.

Events520 years ago

1549 - The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.

Events471 years ago

1632 - Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.

Events388 years ago

1792 - King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.

Events228 years ago

1806 - Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.

Events214 years ago

1809 - King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.

Events211 years ago
Events189 years ago

1847 - Mexican–American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.

Events173 years ago

1849 - The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.

Events171 years ago

1857 - Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry mutinies against the East India Company's rule in India and inspires the protracted Indian Rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.

Events163 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins.

Events155 years ago

1867 - Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes Canada on July 1.

Events153 years ago
Events149 years ago

1879 - Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.

Events141 years ago

1882 - The Knights of Columbus is established.

Events138 years ago

1886 - John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta.

Events134 years ago

1911 - The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.

Events109 years ago

1927 - Sunbeam 1000hp breaks the land speed record at Daytona Beach, Florida.

Events93 years ago

1930 - Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.

Events90 years ago

1936 - In Germany, Adolf Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany's illegal remilitarization and reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters.

Events84 years ago

1941 - The North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces defeat those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesian coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.

Events79 years ago

1942 - The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II is the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The German 4th Army is almost destroyed by the Soviet Red Army.

Events75 years ago

1946 - Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, one of Mexico's leading universities, is founded.

Events74 years ago

1947 - Malagasy Uprising against French colonial rule in Madagascar.

Events73 years ago

1951 - Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.

Events69 years ago

1957 - The New York, Ontario and Western Railway makes its final run, the first major U.S. railroad to be abandoned in its entirety.

Events63 years ago

1961 - The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, D.C., to vote in presidential elections.

Events59 years ago

1962 - Arturo Frondizi, the president of Argentina, is overthrown in a military coup by Argentina's armed forces, ending an 11½ day constitutional crisis.

Events58 years ago

1971 - My Lai Massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Events49 years ago

1973 - Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.

Events47 years ago

1973 - Operation Barrel Roll, a covert American bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.

Events47 years ago

1974 - NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first space probe to fly by Mercury.

Events46 years ago

1974 - Terracotta Army was discovered in Shaanxi province, China.

Events46 years ago

1982 - The Canada Act 1982 receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982.

Events38 years ago

1984 - The Baltimore Colts load its possessions onto fifteen Mayflower moving trucks in the early morning hours and transfer its operations to Indianapolis.

Events36 years ago

1990 - The Czechoslovak parliament is unable to reach an agreement on what to call the country after the fall of Communism, sparking the so-called Hyphen War.

Events30 years ago

1993 - Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.

Events27 years ago

1999 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the dot-com bubble.

Events21 years ago

1999 - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake in India strikes the Chamoli district in Uttar Pradesh, killing 103.

Events21 years ago

2002 - In reaction to the Passover massacre two days prior, Israel launches Operation Defensive Shield against Palestinian militants, its largest military operation in the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War.

Events18 years ago

2004 - Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia join NATO as full members.

Events16 years ago

2010 - Two suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40.

Events10 years ago

2013 - At least 36 people are killed when a 16-floor building collapses in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Events7 years ago

2014 - The first same-sex marriages in England and Wales are performed.

Events6 years ago

Births

1001 - Sokkate, king of the Pagan dynasty of Burma (d. 1044)

Births1019 years ago
Births833 years ago

1373 - Marie d'Alençon, French princess (d. 1417)

Births647 years ago

1517 - Carlo Carafa, Italian cardinal (d. 1561)

Births503 years ago

1553 - Vitsentzos Kornaros, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1614)

Births467 years ago

1561 - Santorio Santorio, Italian biologist (d. 1636)

Births459 years ago

1584 - Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general and politician (d. 1648)

Births436 years ago

1602 - John Lightfoot, English priest, scholar, and academic (d. 1675)

Births418 years ago

1620 - Edward Digges, English barrister and colonist

Births400 years ago

1629 - Alexis of Russia, Tsar of Russia (d. 1676)

Births391 years ago

1713 - John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)

Births307 years ago

1735 - Johann Karl August Musäus, German author (d. 1787)

Births285 years ago

1747 - Johann Wilhelm Hässler, German pianist and composer (d. 1822)

Births273 years ago

1769 - Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult, French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (d. 1851)

Births251 years ago

1780 - Jørgen Jørgensen, Danish adventurer (d. 1841)

Births240 years ago

1790 - John Tyler, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)

Births230 years ago
Births221 years ago

1802 - Johann Moritz Rugendas, German landscape painter of Spanish America (d. 1858)

Births218 years ago

1816 - 10th Dalai Lama (d. 1837)

Births204 years ago

1824 - Ludwig Büchner, German physiologist, physician, and philosopher (d. 1899)

Births196 years ago

1826 - Wilhelm Liebknecht, German journalist and politician (d. 1900)

Births194 years ago

1862 - Adolfo Müller-Ury, Swiss-American painter (d. 1947)

Births158 years ago

1863 - Walter James, Australian politician, 5th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1943)

Births157 years ago

1867 - Cy Young, American baseball player and manager (d. 1955)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Aleš Hrdlička, Czech-American anthropologist and scholar (d. 1943)

Births151 years ago

1869 - Sir Edwin Lutyens, British architect (d. 1944)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Pavlos Melas, French-Greek captain (d. 1904)

Births150 years ago

1871 - Tom Hayward, English cricketer (d. 1939)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Hal Colebatch, English-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1953)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Tullio Levi-Civita, Jewish-Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1941)

Births147 years ago
Births146 years ago

1876 - Friedrich Traun, German sprinter and tennis player (d. 1908)

Births144 years ago

1884 - Ed Archibald, Canadian pole vaulter (d. 1965)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Dezső Kosztolányi, Hungarian author and poet (d. 1936)

Births135 years ago

1888 - Enea Bossi, Sr., Italian-American engineer, designed the Budd BB-1 Pioneer and Bossi-Bonomi Pedaliante (d. 1963)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Warner Baxter, American actor (d. 1951)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Howard Lindsay, American producer, playwright, librettist, director and actor (d. 1968)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Yvan Goll, French-German poet and playwright (d. 1950)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Alfred Neubauer, Austrian race car driver and manager (d. 1980)

Births129 years ago

1892 - József Mindszenty, Hungarian cardinal (d. 1975)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Astrid Holm, Danish actress (d. 1961)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Ernst Jünger, German philosopher and author (d. 1998)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Wilhelm Ackermann, German mathematician (d. 1962)

Births124 years ago

1899 - Lavrentiy Beria, Georgian-Russian general and politician (d. 1953)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Bill Aston, English race car driver (d. 1974)

Births120 years ago

1900 - John McEwen, Australian farmer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Marcel Aymé, French author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1967)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Don Miller, American football player and coach (d. 1979)

Births118 years ago

1902 - William Walton, English composer (d. 1983)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Douglas Harkness, Canadian colonel and politician, 14th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 1999)

Births117 years ago

1906 - James Bausch, American decathlete and football player (d. 1974)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Braguinha, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2006)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Arthur O'Connell, American actor (d. 1981)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Dennis O'Keefe, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1968)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Moon Mullican, American country and western singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1967)

Births111 years ago

1912 - Hanna Reitsch, German soldier and pilot (d. 1979)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Phil Foster, American actor (d. 1985)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Chapman Pincher, Indian-English historian, journalist, and author (d. 2014)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Peter Geach, English philosopher and academic (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Eugene McCarthy, American poet and politician (d. 2005)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Tommy Holmes, American baseball player (d. 2008)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (d. 1990)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Lê Văn Thiêm, Vietnamese mathematician and academic (d. 1991)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Sam Walton, American businessman, founded Walmart and Sam's Club (d. 1992)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Eileen Heckart, American actress (d. 2001)

Births101 years ago

1920 - John M. Belk, American businessman and politician (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Clarke Fraser, American-Canadian geneticist and academic (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Pierre Moinot, French author (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Theodore Trautwein, American lawyer and judge (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Sam Loxton, Australian cricketer, footballer, and politician (d. 2011)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Geoff Duke, English-Manx motorcycle racer (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Betty Binns Fletcher, American lawyer and judge (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Bob Haymes, American singer-songwriter, and actor (d. 1989)

Births97 years ago

1926 - Moshe Sanbar, Hungarian-Israeli banker and economist (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1927 - John McLaughlin, American journalist and producer (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1927 - John Vane, English pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Romesh Bhandari, Pakistani-Indian politician, 13th Foreign Secretary of India (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Keith Botsford, Belgian-American journalist, author, and academic (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Vincent Gigante, American boxer and mobster (d. 2005)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Sheila Kitzinger, English activist, author, and academic (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Richard Lewontin, American biologist, geneticist, and academic

Births91 years ago

1929 - Lennart Meri, Estonian director and politician, 2nd President of Estonia (d. 2006)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Utpal Dutt, Indian Bengali actor, director and playwright (d. 1993)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Anerood Jugnauth, Mauritian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Mauritius

Births90 years ago

1931 - Ștefan Andrei, Romanian politician, 87th Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Sopubek Begaliev, Kyrgyzstani economist and politician (d. 2002)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Aleksei Gubarev, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Norman Tebbit, English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Births89 years ago

1933 - Jacques Brault, Canadian poet and academic

Births87 years ago

1934 - Shahryar Khan, Indian-Pakistani politician and diplomat, 20th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan

Births86 years ago

1936 - Richard Rodney Bennett, English-American composer and educator (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Mogens Camre, Danish politician

Births84 years ago

1936 - John A. Durkin, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Judith Guest, American author and screenwriter

Births84 years ago

1936 - Joseph P. Teasdale, American lawyer and politician, 48th Governor of Missouri (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Roberto Chabet, Filipino painter and sculptor (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Smarck Michel, Haitian businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Haiti (d. 2012)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Gordon Milne, English footballer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Bert de Vries, Dutch politician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Roland Arnall, French-American businessman and diplomat, 63rd United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (d. 2008)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Terence Hill, Italian actor, director, and producer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Hanumant Singh, Indian cricketer (d. 2006)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Ray Davis, American bass singer (d. 2005)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - John Suchet, English journalist and game show host

Births80 years ago

1941 - Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., American astrophysicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate

Births79 years ago

1942 - Bob Lurtsema, American football player

Births78 years ago

1942 - Scott Wilson, American actor (d. 2018)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Vangelis, Greek keyboard player and songwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Chad Allan, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Eric Idle, English actor and comedian

Births77 years ago

1943 - John Major, English banker and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Births77 years ago

1944 - Terry Jacks, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Denny McLain, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births76 years ago

1944 - Lynne Segal, Australian-British feminist academic and activist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Walt Frazier, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births75 years ago

1945 - Speedy Keen, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2002)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Billy Thorpe, English-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2007)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Segun Bucknor, Nigerian musician and journalist (d. 2017)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Inge Bödding, German sprinter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Robert Gordon, American singer and actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bobby Kimball, American singer-songwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Bud Cort, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Piet Souer, Dutch record producer, songwriter and arranger

Births72 years ago

1949 - Michael Brecker, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2007)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Dave Greenfield, English musician, keyboard player with The Stranglers

Births71 years ago

1949 - Pauline Marois, Canadian social worker and politician, 30th Premier of Quebec

Births71 years ago

1949 - Keith Simpson, English historian and politician

Births71 years ago

1951 - William Clarke, American harmonica player (d. 1996)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Geoff Howarth, New Zealand cricketer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Tina Monzon-Palma, Filipino journalist

Births69 years ago

1952 - Rainer Bonhof, German footballer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Russell Fairfax, Australian rugby player and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - John Hendricks, American businessman, founded Discovery Communications

Births68 years ago

1952 - Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer and engineer (d. 2012)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Tõnis Palts, Estonian politician, 39th Mayor of Tallinn

Births67 years ago

1955 - Earl Campbell, American football player

Births65 years ago

1955 - Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor

Births65 years ago

1955 - Marina Sirtis, British-American actress

Births65 years ago

1956 - Patty Donahue, American singer (The Waitresses) (d. 1996)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Elizabeth Hand, American author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Christopher Lambert, American-born French actor

Births63 years ago

1958 - Pedro Bial, Brazilian journalist and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Travis Childers, American businessman and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Nouriel Roubini, Turkish-American economist and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Victor Salva, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Marc Silvestri, American publisher, founded Top Cow Productions

Births62 years ago

1959 - Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Perry Farrell, American singer-songwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Brad McCrimmon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2011)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Wayne Pearce, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1961 - Gary Brabham, English-Australian race car driver

Births59 years ago

1961 - Mike Kingery, American baseball player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian

Births59 years ago

1961 - Michael Winterbottom, English director and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Billy Beane, American baseball player and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ted Failon, Filipino journalist and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Kirk Triplett, American golfer

Births58 years ago

1964 - Catherine Cortez Masto, American attorney and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jill Goodacre, American model and actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Elle Macpherson, Australian model and actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ming Tsai, American chef and television host

Births56 years ago

1965 - Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 2005)

Births55 years ago

1965 - William Oefelein, American commander, pilot, and astronaut

Births55 years ago

1965 - Voula Patoulidou, Greek hurdler, long jumper, and politician

Births55 years ago

1966 - Krasimir Balakov, Bulgarian footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Eric Gunderson, American baseball player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Sigrid Kirchmann, Austrian high jumper

Births54 years ago

1967 - Ainars Bagatskis, Latvian basketball player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Michel Hazanavicius, French director, producer, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Brian Jordan, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1968 - Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Kim Batten, American hurdler

Births51 years ago

1969 - Shinichi Mochizuki, Japanese mathematician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jimmy Spencer, American football player and coach

Births51 years ago

1971 - Robert Gibbs, American political adviser, 28th White House Press Secretary

Births49 years ago

1971 - Lara Logan, South African television and radio journalist and war correspondent

Births49 years ago

1971 - Hidetoshi Nishijima, Japanese actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Rui Costa, Portuguese footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Piet-Hein Geeris, Dutch field hockey player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Alex Ochoa, Cuban-American baseball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Priti Patel, British Indian politician, Secretary of State of the Home Department

Births48 years ago

1973 - Marc Overmars, Dutch footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Sebastiano Siviglia, Italian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Steve Smith, English high jumper

Births47 years ago

1974 - Miguel Gómez, Colombian-American photographer and educator

Births46 years ago

1976 - Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player

Births44 years ago

1978 - Aaron Persico, New Zealand-Italian rugby player

Births42 years ago

1980 - Bill Demong, American skier

Births40 years ago

1980 - Bruno Silva, Uruguayan footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jēkabs Rēdlihs, Latvian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Darius Draudvila, Lithuanian decathlete

Births37 years ago

1984 - Juan Mónaco, Argentinian tennis player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Fernando Amorebieta, Venezuelan footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Maxim Lapierre, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mickey Pimentel, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ivan Ukhov, Russian high jumper

Births34 years ago

1987 - Gianluca Freddi, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Dimitri Payet, French footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Romain Hamouma, French footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Esther Cremer, German runner

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jesús Molina, Mexican footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jürgen Zopp, Estonian tennis player

Births32 years ago

1989 - James Tomkins, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Carlos Peña, Mexican footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Teemu Pukki, Finnish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Lyle Taylor, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Bae Joo-hyun (stage name Irene), South Korean idol, actress and television host

Births29 years ago

1991 - Fabio Borini, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - N'Golo Kanté, French footballer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Thorgan Hazard, Belgian footballer

Births27 years ago

Deaths

87 BC - Emperor Wu of Han of China (b. 157 BC)

Deaths
Deaths

500 - Gwynllyw, Welsh king and religious figure

Deaths

1058 - Pope Stephen IX (b. 1020)

Deaths962 years ago

1075 - Ottokar I of Styria, German noble

Deaths945 years ago

1368 - Emperor Go-Murakami of Japan (b. 1328)

Deaths652 years ago

1461 - Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (b. 1421)

Deaths559 years ago
Deaths559 years ago

1467 - Matthew Palaiologos Asen, Byzantine aristocrat and official

Deaths553 years ago
Deaths442 years ago

1578 - Arthur Champernowne, English admiral and politician (b. 1524)

Deaths442 years ago

1628 - Tobias Matthew, English archbishop and academic (b. 1546)

Deaths392 years ago

1629 - Jacob de Gheyn II, Dutch painter and engraver (b. 1565)

Deaths391 years ago

1692 - Nicolaus Bruhns, Danish-German organist, violinist, and composer (b. 1665)

Deaths328 years ago

1751 - Thomas Coram, English captain and philanthropist, founded Foundling Hospital (b. 1668)

Deaths269 years ago

1772 - Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish astronomer, philosopher, and theologian (b. 1688)

Deaths248 years ago

1788 - Charles Wesley, English missionary and poet (b. 1707)

Deaths232 years ago
Deaths228 years ago

1800 - Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French general and engineer (b. 1714)

Deaths220 years ago

1803 - Gottfried van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian librarian and diplomat (b. 1733)

Deaths217 years ago

1826 - Johann Heinrich Voss, German poet, translator, and academic (b. 1751)

Deaths194 years ago

1829 - Cornelio Saavedra, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1759)

Deaths191 years ago

1848 - John Jacob Astor, German-American businessman (b. 1763)

Deaths172 years ago

1855 - Henri Druey, Swiss politician, 2nd President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1799)

Deaths165 years ago

1873 - Francesco Zantedeschi, Italian priest and physicist (b. 1797)

Deaths147 years ago

1877 - Inazuma Raigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 7th Yokozuna (b. 1802)

Deaths143 years ago

1888 - Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer (b. 1813)

Deaths132 years ago

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

Deaths129 years ago

1891 - Georges Seurat, French painter (b. 1859)

Deaths129 years ago

1900 - Cyrus K. Holliday, American businessman (b. 1826)

Deaths120 years ago

1905 - William Plankinton, American businessman, industrialist and banker (b. 1843)

Deaths115 years ago

1906 - Slava Raškaj, Croatian painter (b. 1878)

Deaths114 years ago

1911 - Alexandre Guilmant, French organist and composer (b. 1837)

Deaths109 years ago

1912 - Henry Robertson Bowers, Scottish lieutenant and explorer (b. 1883)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Robert Falcon Scott, English lieutenant and explorer (b. 1868)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Edward Adrian Wilson, English physician and explorer (b. 1872)

Deaths108 years ago

1924 - Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer and conductor (b. 1852)

Deaths96 years ago

1934 - Otto Hermann Kahn, German-American banker and philanthropist (b. 1867)

Deaths86 years ago

1937 - Karol Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1882)

Deaths83 years ago

1940 - Alexander Obolensky, Russian-English rugby player and soldier (b. 1916)

Deaths80 years ago

1948 - Harry Price, English parapsychologist and author (b. 1881)

Deaths72 years ago

1957 - Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish novelist (b. 1888)

Deaths63 years ago

1959 - Barthélemy Boganda, African priest and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1910)

Deaths61 years ago

1963 - Gaspard Fauteux, Canadian dentist and politician, 19th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1898)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - August Rei, Estonian soldier, journalist, and politician, 12th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1886)

Deaths57 years ago

1970 - Anna Louise Strong, American journalist and author (b. 1885)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Dhirendranath Datta, Pakistani lawyer and politician (b. 1886)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - J. Arthur Rank, English businessman, founded Rank Organisation (b. 1888)

Deaths48 years ago

1980 - Mantovani, Italian-English conductor and composer (b. 1905)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Eric Williams, Trinidadian historian and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Walter Hallstein, German academic and politician, 1st President of the European Commission (b. 1901)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Carl Orff, German composer and educator (b. 1895)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Nathan Farragut Twining, American general (b. 1897)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Luther Terry, American physician and academic, 9th Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - Maurice Blackburn, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1914)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player and coach (b. 1924)

Deaths32 years ago

1991 - Guy Bourdin, French photographer (b. 1928)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Paul Henreid, American actor (b. 1908)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Bill Travers, English actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Mort Meskin, American illustrator (b. 1916)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Terry Moore, American baseball player and coach (b. 1912)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Frank Daniel, Czech-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1944)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Hans-Walter Eigenbrodt, German footballer and coach (b. 1935)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1915)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Joe Williams, American jazz singer (b. 1918)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Helge Ingstad, Norwegian lawyer, academic, and explorer (b. 1899)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - John Lewis, American pianist and composer (b. 1920)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Carlo Urbani, Italian physician and microbiologist (b. 1956)

Deaths17 years ago

2004Lise de Baissac, Mauritian-born SOE agent, war hero (b. 1905)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Joel Feinberg, American philosopher and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet and author (b. 1919)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Salvador Elizondo, Mexican author and poet (b. 1932)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Larry L'Estrange, English rugby player and soldier (b. 1934)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Vladimir Fedotov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1943)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b. 1975)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Ângelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Iakovos Kambanellis, Greek author, poet, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Pap Cheyassin Secka, Gambian lawyer and politician (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bill Jenkins, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Reginald Gray, Irish-French painter (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Brian Huggins, English-Canadian journalist and actor (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Liu Kang, Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1961)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ralph Klein, Canadian journalist and politician, 12th Premier of Alberta (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Art Phillips, Canadian businessman and politician, 32nd Mayor of Vancouver (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Marc Platt, American actor and dancer (b. 1913)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ruth A. M. Schmidt, American geologist and paleontologist (b. 1916)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - William Delafield Cook, Australian-English painter (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Gerry Hardstaff, English cricketer (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Patty Duke, American actress (b. 1946)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian physicist (b. 1928)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Agnès Varda, French film director (b. 1928)

Deaths1 years ago

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