Holidays and observances

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

Events

307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Maximian.

Events

1146 - Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade.

Events874 years ago

1492 - Queen Isabella of Castile issues the Alhambra Decree, ordering her 150,000 Jewish and Muslim subjects to convert to Christianity or face expulsion.

Events528 years ago

1561 - The city of San Cristóbal, Táchira is founded.

Events459 years ago

1717 - A sermon on "The Nature of the Kingdom of Christ" by Benjamin Hoadly, the Bishop of Bangor, preached in the presence of King George I of Great Britain, provokes the Bangorian Controversy.

Events303 years ago
Events246 years ago

1822 - The massacre of the population of the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following an attempted rebellion, depicted by the French artist Eugène Delacroix.

Events198 years ago

1854 - Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Convention of Kanagawa with the Tokugawa Shogunate, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade.

Events166 years ago
Events135 years ago

1889 - The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.

Events131 years ago
Events121 years ago

1906 - The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (later the National Collegiate Athletic Association) is established to set rules for college sports in the United States.

Events114 years ago

1909 - Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Events111 years ago

1913 - The Vienna Concert Society rioted during a performance of modernist music by Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Alexander von Zemlinsky, and Anton von Webern, causing a premature end to the concert due to violence; this concert became known as the Skandalkonzert.

Events107 years ago

1917 - The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands.

Events103 years ago

1918 - Massacre of ethnic Azerbaijanis is committed by allied armed groups of Armenian Revolutionary Federation and Bolsheviks. Nearly 12,000 Azerbaijani Muslims are killed.

Events102 years ago

1918 - Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.

Events102 years ago

1921 - The Royal Australian Air Force is formed.

Events99 years ago

1930 - The Motion Picture Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next thirty-eight years.

Events90 years ago

1931 - An earthquake in Nicaragua destroys Managua; killing 2,000.

Events89 years ago

1931 - A Transcontinental & Western Air airliner crashes near Bazaar, Kansas, killing eight, including University of Notre Dame head football coach Knute Rockne.

Events89 years ago

1933 - The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving rampant unemployment in the United States.

Events87 years ago
Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: A defecting German pilot delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262A-1, the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft, to the Americans, the first to fall into Allied hands.

Events75 years ago
Events71 years ago

1951 - Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.

Events69 years ago

1957 - Elections to the Territorial Assembly of the French colony Upper Volta are held. After the elections PDU and MDV form a government.

Events63 years ago

1958 - In the Canadian federal election, the Progressive Conservatives, led by John Diefenbaker, win the largest percentage of seats in Canadian history, with 208 seats of 265.

Events62 years ago

1959 - The 14th Dalai Lama, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum.

Events61 years ago

1964 - Brazilian General Olímpio Mourão Filho orders his troops to move towards Rio de Janeiro, beginning the coup d'état.

Events56 years ago

1966 - The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon.

Events54 years ago

1968 - American President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks to the nation of "Steps to Limit the War in Vietnam" in a television address. At the conclusion of his speech, he announces: "I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President."

Events52 years ago

1970 - Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.

Events50 years ago

1980 - The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets because of bankruptcy and debts owed to creditors.

Events40 years ago

1985 - The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Events35 years ago

1990 - Approximately 200,000 protesters take to the streets of London to protest against the newly introduced Poll Tax.

Events30 years ago

1991 - 1991 Georgian independence referendum: Nearly 99 percent of the voters support the country's independence from the Soviet Union.

Events29 years ago

1992 - The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.

Events28 years ago

1992 - The Treaty of Federation is signed in Moscow.

Events28 years ago

1995 - TAROM Flight 371, an Airbus A310-300, crashes near Balotesti, Romania, killing all 60 people on board.

Events25 years ago

1995 - Selena is murdered by her fan club's president Yolanda Saldívar at a Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas after accusations of Saldívar embezzling money from Selena's fan club.

Events25 years ago

1998 - Netscape releases Mozilla source code under an open source license.

Events22 years ago

2004 - Iraq War in Anbar Province: In Fallujah, Iraq, four American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed after being ambushed.

Events16 years ago
Events2 years ago

Births

Births660 years ago

1499 - Pope Pius IV (d. 1565)

Births521 years ago

1504 - Guru Angad, Indian religious leader (d. 1552)

Births516 years ago

1519 - Henry II of France (d. 1559)

Births501 years ago

1536 - Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shōgun (d. 1565)

Births484 years ago

1596 - René Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1650)

Births424 years ago

1601 - Jakov Mikalja, Italian linguist and lexicographer (d. 1654)

Births419 years ago

1621 - Andrew Marvell, English poet and politician (d. 1678)

Births399 years ago
Births369 years ago

1675 - Pope Benedict XIV (d. 1758)

Births345 years ago

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

Births335 years ago
Births302 years ago
Births297 years ago

1730 - Étienne Bézout, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1783)

Births290 years ago

1732 - Joseph Haydn, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1809)

Births288 years ago

1740 - Panoutsos Notaras, Greek politician (d. 1849)

Births280 years ago

1747 - Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German pianist and composer (d. 1800)

Births273 years ago

1777 - Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist and engineer (d. 1859)

Births243 years ago

1778 - Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Dutch zoologist and ornithologist (d. 1858)

Births242 years ago

1794 - Thomas McKean Thompson McKennan, American lawyer and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1852)

Births226 years ago

1809 - Edward FitzGerald, English poet and translator (d. 1883)

Births211 years ago

1809 - Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian-Russian short story writer, novelist, and playwright (d. 1852)

Births211 years ago

1809 - Otto Lindblad, Swedish composer (d. 1864)

Births211 years ago

1813 - Félix María Zuloaga, Mexican general and unconstitutional interim president (1858 and 1860-1862) (d. 1898)

Births207 years ago
Births201 years ago

1823 - Mary Boykin Chesnut, American author (d. 1886)

Births197 years ago

1833 - Mary Abigail Dodge, American writer and essayist (d. 1896)

Births187 years ago

1835 - John La Farge, American artist (d. 1910)

Births185 years ago

1847 - Hermann de Pourtalès, Swiss sailor (d. 1904)

Births173 years ago

1847 - Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1878)

Births173 years ago

1851 - Francis Bell, Jewish New Zealand lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1936)

Births169 years ago

1855 - Alfred E. Hunt, American businessman (d. 1899)

Births165 years ago

1859 - Emil Fenyvessy, Hungarian actor and screenwriter (d. 1924)

Births161 years ago

1865 - Anandi Gopal Joshi, Indian physician (d. 1887)

Births155 years ago

1871 - Arthur Griffith, Irish journalist and politician, 3rd President of Dáil Éireann (d. 1922)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Sergei Diaghilev, Russian ballet manager and critic, founded the Ballets Russes (d. 1929)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Benjamín G. Hill, Mexican revolutionary general, governor of Sonora (d. 1920)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Henri Marteau, French violinist and composer (d. 1934)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Borisav Stanković, Serbian author (d. 1927)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Jack Johnson, American boxer (d. 1946)

Births142 years ago

1884 - Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer and academic (d. 1946)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Pascin, Sephardi Jewish Bulgarian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1930)

Births135 years ago

1890 - Ben Adams, American jumper (d. 1961)

Births130 years ago

1890 - William Lawrence Bragg, Australian-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Victor Varconi, Hungarian-American actor and director (d. 1976)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor and manager (d. 1954)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Herbert Meinhard Mühlpfordt, German physician and historian (d. 1982)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Vardis Fisher, American author and academic (d. 1968)

Births125 years ago
Births120 years ago

1905 - Robert Stevenson, English director and screenwriter (d. 1986)

Births115 years ago

1905 - George Treweek, Australian rugby league player (d. 1991)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Red Norvo, American vibraphone player and composer (d. 1999)

Births112 years ago

1911 - Freddie Green, American guitarist (d. 1987)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)

Births109 years ago

1912 - William Lederer, American soldier and author (d. 2009)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Etta Baker, African-American singer and guitarist (d. 2006)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Octavio Paz, Mexican poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Dagmar Lange, Swedish author (d. 1991)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Albert Hourani, English historian and author (d. 1993)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese sergeant (d. 1997)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Lucille Bliss, American voice actress (d. 2012)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Tommy Bolt, American golfer (d. 2008)

Births104 years ago

1916 - John H. Wood, Jr., American lawyer and judge (d. 1979)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Dorothy DeLay, American violinist and educator (d. 2002)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Ted Post, American director (d. 2013)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Frank Akins, American football player (d. 1993)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, British aristocrat, socialite and author (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Lowell Fulson, African-American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Peggy Rea, American actress and casting director (d. 2011)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Patrick Magee, Irish actor (d. 1982)

Births98 years ago

1923 - François Sermon, Belgian footballer (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Leo Buscaglia, American author and academic (d. 1998)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Charles Guggenheim, American director and producer (d. 2002)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Jean Coutu, Canadian actor and director (d. 1999)

Births95 years ago

1926 - John Fowles, English novelist (d. 2005)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Beni Montresor, Italian director, set designer, author, and illustrator (d. 2001)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Rocco Petrone, American colonel and engineer (d. 2006)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Cesar Chavez, American labor union leader and activist (d. 1993)

Births93 years ago

1927 - William Daniels, American actor

Births93 years ago

1927 - Eduardo Martínez Somalo, Spanish cardinal

Births93 years ago

1927 - Vladimir Ilyushin, Russian pilot (d. 2010)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Elmer Diedtrich, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Bud MacPherson, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1988)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Lefty Frizzell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Gordie Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer, founded Liz Claiborne Inc. (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Bert Fields, American lawyer and author

Births91 years ago

1930 - Yehuda Nir, Polish Jewish-American psychiatrist (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jim Mutscheller, American football player and coach (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Miller Barber, American golfer (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Tamara Tyshkevich, Belarusian shot putter (d. 1997)

Births89 years ago

1932 - John Jakes, American author

Births88 years ago

1932 - Nagisa Oshima, Japanese director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Anita Carter, American singer-songwriter and bassist (d. 1999)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet (d. 1983)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Richard Chamberlain, American actor

Births86 years ago

1934 - Shirley Jones, American actress and singer

Births86 years ago

1934 - John D. Loudermilk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Carlo Rubbia, Italian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births86 years ago

1934 - Kamala Surayya, Indian poet and author (d. 2009)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Herb Alpert, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Judith Rossner, Jewish-American author (d. 2005)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Marge Piercy, American poet and novelist

Births84 years ago

1936 - Walter E. Williams, American economist and academic

Births84 years ago

1938 - Patrick Bateson, English biologist and academic (d. 2017)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Sheila Dikshit, Indian politician, 22nd Governor of Kerala

Births82 years ago

1938 - Antje Gleichfeld, German runner

Births82 years ago

1938 - Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2005)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Tõnno Lepmets, Estonian basketball player (d. 2005)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Arthur B. Rubinstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2018)

Births82 years ago

1938 - David Steel, Scottish academic and politician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Georgian anthropologist and politician, 1st President of Georgia (d. 1993)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Israel Horovitz, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Walker David Miller, American lawyer and judge (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Volker Schlöndorff, German director and producer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, German footballer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Brian Ackland-Snow, English production designer and art director (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Barney Frank, American lawyer and politician

Births80 years ago

1940 - Patrick Leahy, American lawyer and politician

Births80 years ago

1941 - Franco Bonvicini, Italian author and illustrator (d. 1995)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Faith Leech, Australian swimmer (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Ulla Hoffmann, Swedish politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Hugh McCracken, American guitarist and producer (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Michael Savage, far-right American radio host and author

Births78 years ago

1943 - Roy Andersson, Swedish director and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Deirdre Clancy, English costume designer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Christopher Walken, American actor

Births77 years ago

1944 - Pascal Danel, French singer-songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Angus King, American politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Mick Ralphs, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Edwin Catmull, American computer scientist and engineer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Gabe Kaplan, American actor and comedian

Births75 years ago

1945 - Myfanwy Talog, Welsh actress (d. 1995)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 1984)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bob Russell, English politician

Births74 years ago

1947 - Augustin Banyaga, Rwandan-American mathematician and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Wendy Overton, American tennis player

Births73 years ago

1947 - Kristian Blak, Danish-Faroese pianist, composer, and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Don Foster, English academic and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - César Gaviria, Colombian economist and politician, 36th President of Colombia

Births73 years ago

1947 - Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Israeli physicist and economist (d. 2011)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Gary Doer, Canadian politician and diplomat, 20th Premier of Manitoba

Births72 years ago

1948 - Al Gore, American soldier and politician, 45th Vice President of the United States and Nobel Prize laureate

Births72 years ago

1948 - Rhea Perlman, American actress

Births72 years ago

1948 - Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Gilles Gilbert, Canadian ice hockey player

Births71 years ago

1950 - András Adorján, Hungarian chess player and author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Ed Marinaro, American football player and actor

Births70 years ago

1950 - Sandra Morgen, American anthropologist and academic (d. 2016)

Births70 years ago

1953 - Dennis Kamakahi, American guitarist and composer (d. 2014)

Births67 years ago

1955 - Svetozar Marović, President of Serbia and Montenegro

Births65 years ago

1955 - Angus Young, Scottish-Australian guitarist and songwriter

Births65 years ago

1957 - Alan Duncan, English businessman and politician, former Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Births63 years ago

1959 - Markus Hediger, Swiss poet and translator

Births61 years ago

1961 - Ron Brown, American sprinter and football player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Howard Gordon, American screenwriter and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Olli Rehn, Finnish footballer and politician

Births58 years ago

1963 - Paul Mercurio, Australian actor and dancer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Mark Hoban, English accountant and politician

Births56 years ago

1965 - Tom Barrasso, American ice hockey player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Patty Fendick, American tennis player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (d. 2006)

Births55 years ago

1965 - William McNamara, American actor and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Steven T. Seagle, American author and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Roger Black, English runner and journalist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Nick Firestone, American race car driver

Births54 years ago

1968 - César Sampaio, Brazilian footballer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Nyamko Sabuni, Burundian-Swedish politician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Steve Smith, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1970 - Alenka Bratušek, Slovenian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Slovenia

Births50 years ago

1970 - Samantha Brown, American television host

Births50 years ago

1971 - Demetris Assiotis, Cypriot footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Martin Atkinson, English footballer and referee

Births49 years ago

1971 - Pavel Bure, Russian ice hockey player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Craig McCracken, American animator, producer, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Alejandro Amenábar, Chilean-Spanish director and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Andrew Bowen, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Luca Gentili, Italian footballer and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Evan Williams, American businessman, co-founded Twitter and Pyra Labs

Births48 years ago

1973 - Christopher Hampson, English ballet dancer and choreographer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Benjamin Eicher, German director, producer, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Natali, Russian singer, composer and songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Stefan Olsdal, Swedish bass player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jani Sievinen, Finnish swimmer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Adam Green, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Nathan Grey, Australian rugby player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Cameron Murray, Scottish rugby player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ryan Rupe, American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Howard Frier, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Igors Sļesarčuks, Latvian-Russian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Graeme Smith, Scottish swimmer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Toshiya, Japanese bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Garth Tander, Australian race car driver

Births43 years ago

1978 - Michael Clark, Australian cricketer and footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Stephen Clemence, English footballer and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jarrod Cooper, American football player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jérôme Rothen, French footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Omri Afek, Israeli footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Euan Burton, Scottish martial artist and coach

Births41 years ago

1979 - Alexis Ferrero, Argentinian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Charlie Manning, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jonna Mendes, American skier

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rhys Wesser, Australian rugby league player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Martin Albrechtsen, Danish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Karolina Lassbo, Swedish lawyer and blogger

Births40 years ago

1980 - Matias Concha, Swedish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kate Micucci, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Michael Ryder, Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Ryan Bingham, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Thomas Chatelle, Belgian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Han Tae-you, South Korean footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Pa Dembo Touray, Gambian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch swimmer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Tal Ben Haim, Israeli footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Bam Childress, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Audrey Kawasaki, American painter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Hashim Amla, South African cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ashleigh Ball, Canadian voice actress and musician

Births37 years ago

1983 - Sophie Hunger, Swiss-German musician

Births37 years ago

1983 - Vlasios Maras, Greek gymnast

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nigel Plum, Australian rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1984 - David Clarkson, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - James Jones, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Martins Dukurs, Latvian sled racer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kaie Kand, Estonian heptathlete

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alberto Junior Rodríguez, Peruvian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ed Williamson, English rugby player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Steve Bernier, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jo-Lonn Dunbar, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jesper Hansen, Danish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ivan Mishyn, Ukrainian race car driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kory Sheets, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jalmar Sjöberg, Swedish wrestler

Births35 years ago

1986 - Andreas Dober, Austrian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - James King, Scottish rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Paulo Machado, Portuguese footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Nordin Amrabat, Dutch footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Hugo Ayala, Mexican footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Amaury Bischoff, Portuguese footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Humpy Koneru, Indian chess player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kirill Starkov, Danish ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nelli Zhiganshina, Russian figure skater

Births33 years ago

1988 - Thomas De Corte, Belgian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Conrad Sewell, Australian singer and songwriter

Births32 years ago

1988 - Dorin Dickerson, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - DeAndre Liggins, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Louis van der Westhuizen, Namibian cricketer

Births32 years ago
Births31 years ago

1989 - Nejc Vidmar, Slovenian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Liu Zige, Chinese swimmer

Births31 years ago

1990 - George Iloka, American football player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Sandra Roma, Swedish tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Bang Yong-guk, South Korean rapper

Births30 years ago

1991 - Milan Milanović, Serbian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Rodney Sneijder, Dutch footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Stijn de Looijer, Dutch footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Beatričė Rožinskaitė, Lithuanian figure skater

Births28 years ago

1992 - Adam Zampa, Australian cricketer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Mikael Ishak, Swedish footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Tyler Wright, Australian surfer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Mads Würtz Schmidt, Danish road cyclist

Births26 years ago

1998 - Jakob Chychrun, American-born Canadian ice hockey player

Births22 years ago

Deaths

32 BC - Titus Pomponius Atticus, Roman nobleman of the Equestrian order (b. 109 BC)

Deaths

528 - Xiaoming, emperor of Northern Wei (b. 510)

Deaths

963 - Ahmad ibn Muhammad, Saffarid emir (b. 906)

Deaths
Deaths779 years ago

1251 - William of Modena, Italian bishop and diplomat

Deaths769 years ago

1340 - Ivan I of Moscow, Russian Grand Duke (b. 1288)

Deaths680 years ago
Deaths678 years ago

1462 - Isidore II of Constantinople, patriarch of Constantinople

Deaths558 years ago

1491 - Bonaventura Tornielli, Italian Roman Catholic priest (b. 1411)

Deaths529 years ago

1547 - Francis I, French king (b. 1494)

Deaths473 years ago
Deaths453 years ago

1621 - Philip III, Spanish king (b. 1578)

Deaths399 years ago

1622 - Gonzalo Méndez de Canço, Royal Governor of La Florida (b. 1554)

Deaths398 years ago

1631 - John Donne, English lawyer and poet (b. 1572)

Deaths389 years ago

1671 - Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (b. 1637)

Deaths349 years ago

1723 - Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, English soldier and politician, 14th Colonial Governor of New York (b. 1661)

Deaths297 years ago

1741 - Pieter Burman the Elder, Dutch scholar and author (b. 1668)

Deaths279 years ago

1751 - Frederick, Prince of Wales, Hanoverian-born heir to the British throne (b. 1707)

Deaths269 years ago

1797 - Olaudah Equiano, Nigerian merchant, author, and activist (b.1745)

Deaths223 years ago

1837 - John Constable, English painter and educator (b. 1776)

Deaths183 years ago

1850 - John C. Calhoun, American lawyer and politician, 7th Vice President of the United States (b. 1782)

Deaths170 years ago

1855 - Charlotte Brontë, English novelist and poet (b. 1816)

Deaths165 years ago

1877 - Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1801)

Deaths143 years ago

1880 - Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violinist and composer (b. 1835)

Deaths140 years ago

1885 - Franz Abt, German composer and conductor (b. 1819)

Deaths135 years ago

1907 - Galusha A. Grow, American lawyer and politician, 28th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1823)

Deaths113 years ago

1910 - Jean Moréas, Greek poet, essayist and art critic (b. 1856)

Deaths110 years ago

1913 - J. P. Morgan, American banker and financier (b. 1837)

Deaths107 years ago

1915 - Wyndham Halswelle, English-Scottish runner and captain (b. 1882)

Deaths105 years ago

1917 - Emil von Behring, German physiologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)

Deaths103 years ago

1924 - George Charles Haité, English painter and illustrator (b. 1855)

Deaths96 years ago

1927 - Kang Youwei, Chinese scholar and political reformer (b. 1858)

Deaths93 years ago

1930 - Ludwig Schüler, German politician, Mayor of Marburg (b. 1836)

Deaths90 years ago

1931 - Knute Rockne, American football player and coach (b. 1888)

Deaths89 years ago

1935 - Georges V. Matchabelli, Georgian-American businessman and diplomat, founded Prince Matchabelli perfume (b. 1885)

Deaths85 years ago

1939 - Ioannis Tsangaridis, Greek general (b. 1887)

Deaths81 years ago

1944 - Mineichi Koga, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Frank Findlay, New Zealand banker and politician (b. 1884)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Hans Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)

Deaths75 years ago

1950 - Robert Natus, Estonian architect (b. 1890)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Wallace H. White, Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1877)

Deaths68 years ago

1956 - Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver and actor (b. 1884)

Deaths64 years ago

1968 - Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (b. 1885)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Semyon Timoshenko, Soviet Commander during the Winter War and the Eastern Front of World War II (b. 1894)

Deaths50 years ago

1975 - Percy Alliss, English golfer (b. 1897)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Paul Strand, American photographer and director (b. 1890)

Deaths44 years ago

1978Astrid Allwyn, American actress (b. 1905)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist and biochemist, co-discovered Insulin (b. 1899)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Vladimír Holan, Czech poet and author (b. 1905)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Jesse Owens, American sprinter and long jumper (b. 1913)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Enid Bagnold, English author and playwright (b. 1889)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Christina Stead, Australian author and academic (b. 1902)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - Jerry Paris, American actor and director (b. 1925)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - William McMahon, Australian lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)

Deaths32 years ago

1993 - Brandon Lee, American actor and martial artist (b. 1965)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Mitchell Parish, Lithuanian-American songwriter (b. 1900)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Selena, American singer-songwriter (b. 1971)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Dante Giacosa, Italian automobile designer and engineer (b. 1905)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1958)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Bella Abzug, American lawyer, activist, and politician (b. 1920)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Tim Flock, American race car driver (b. 1924)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Joel Ryce-Menuhin, American pianist (b. 1933)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist and ethnographer (b. 1922)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - David Rocastle, English footballer (b. 1967)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Clifford Shull, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Barry Took, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Moturu Udayam, Indian activist and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, English-Canadian mathematician and academic (b. 1907)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Anne Gwynne, American actress (b. 1918)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Tommy Seebach, Danish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1949)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Scott Helvenston, American soldier (b. 1965)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Stanley J. Korsmeyer, American oncologist and academic (b. 1951)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Justiniano Montano, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1905)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Frank Perdue, American businessman (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jackie McLean, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1931)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Paul Watzlawick, Austrian-American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1921)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Jules Dassin, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1911)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Bill Keightley, American equipment manager (b. 1926)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Raúl Alfonsín, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 46th President of Argentina (b. 1927)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Choor Singh, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and judge (b. 1911)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Gil Clancy, American boxer and trainer (b. 1922)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Alan Fitzgerald, Australian journalist and author (b. 1935)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 – Mary Greyeyes, the first First Nations woman to join the Canadian Armed Forces (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Oddvar Hansen, Norwegian footballer and coach (b. 1921)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Ishbel MacAskill, Scottish singer and actress (b. 1941)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Henry Taub, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1927)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Judith Adams, New Zealand-Australian nurse and politician (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dale R. Corson, American physicist and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bernard O. Gruenke, American stained glass artist (b. 1914)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jerry Lynch, American baseball player (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Alberto Sughi, Italian painter (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Halbert White, American economist and academic (b. 1950)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Charles Amarin Brand, French archbishop (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ernie Bridge, Australian singer and politician (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bob Clarke, American illustrator (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ahmad Sayyed Javadi, Iranian lawyer and politician, Iranian Minister of Interior (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dmitri Uchaykin, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1980)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Gonzalo Anes, Spanish economist, historian, and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Roger Somville, Belgian painter (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Betty Churcher, Australian painter, historian, and curator (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Cocoa Fujiwara, Japanese author and illustrator (b. 1983)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Carlos Gaviria Díaz, Colombian lawyer and politician (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Dalibor Vesely, Czech-English historian, author, and academic (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Ronnie Corbett, Scottish comedian, actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German politician (b. 1927)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Zaha Hadid, Iraqi-born English architect and academic, designed the Bridge Pavilion (b. 1950)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Imre Kertész, Hungarian author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1929)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Denise Robertson, British writer and television broadcaster (b. 1932)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Gilbert Baker, American artist and LGBT rights activist (b. 1951)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - James Rosenquist, American artist (b. 1933)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Nipsey Hussle, American rapper (b. 1985)

Deaths1 years ago

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