Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Sizdah Be-dar can fall, while April 2 is the latest; celebrated on the 13th day after vernal equinox. (Iran)

Holidays and observances

Iranian Islamic Republic Day (Iran) falls on this day if the Vernal Equinox falls on March 21.

Holidays and observances

Veneralia was held on April 1 during Ancient Rome, however this date does not lock into the modern Gregorian calendar.

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Holidays and observances

Odisha Day (Odisha, India)

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Holidays and observances

Kha b-Nisan, the Assyrian New Year (Assyrian people)

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Holidays and observances

Events

33 – According to one historian's account, Jesus Christ's Last Supper is held.

Events

286 - Emperor Diocletian elevates his general Maximian to co-emperor with the rank of Augustus and gives him control over the Western regions of the Roman Empire.

Events

325 - Crown Prince Jin Chengdi, age 4, succeeds his father Jin Mingdi as emperor of the Eastern Jin dynasty.

Events

457 - Majorian is acclaimed emperor by the Roman army after defeating 900 Alemanni near Lake Maggiore (Italy).

Events

527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne.

Events

528 - The daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei was made the "Emperor" as a male heir of the late emperor by Empress Dowager Hu. Deposed and replaced by Yuan Zhao the next day, she was the first female monarch in the History of China, but is not widely recognised.

Events

988 - Robert II of France is married to Rozala of Italy. The marriage is arranged by his father, King Hugh Capet.

Events

1234 - Richard Marshal, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, is defeated by knights loyal to King Henry III of England in the Battle of the Curragh in Ireland.

Events786 years ago

1293 - Robert Winchelsey leaves England for Rome, to be consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.

Events727 years ago

1318 - Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by Scotland from England.

Events702 years ago

1340 - Niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III, Count of Holstein-Rendsburg in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.

Events680 years ago

1545 - Potosí, Bolivia, is founded after the discovery of huge silver deposits in the area.

Events475 years ago

1572 - In the Eighty Years' War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Seventeen Provinces, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.

Events448 years ago

1625 - A combined Spanish and Portuguese fleet of 52 ships commences the recapture of Bahia from the Dutch during the Dutch–Portuguese War.

Events395 years ago
Events231 years ago

1826 - Samuel Morey received a patent for a compressionless "Gas or Vapor Engine".

Events194 years ago

1833 - The Convention of 1833, a political gathering of settlers in Mexican Texas to help draft a series of petitions to the Mexican government, begins in San Felipe de Austin.

Events187 years ago

1854 - Charles Dickens' novel Hard Times begins serialisation in his magazine Household Words.

Events166 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: Union troops led by Philip Sheridan decisively defeat Confederate troops led by George Pickett, cutting the Army of Northern Virginia's last supply line.

Events155 years ago

1867 - Singapore becomes a British crown colony.

Events153 years ago

1871 - The 3rd Duke of Buckingham opened the Brill Tramway, a short railway line to transport goods between his lands and the national rail network.

Events149 years ago

1873 - The White Star steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547 in one of the worst marine disasters of the 19th century.

Events147 years ago

1889 - The University of Northern Colorado was established, as the Colorado State Normal School.

Events131 years ago

1891 - The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.

Events129 years ago

1893 - The rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy is established.

Events127 years ago

1908 - The Territorial Force (renamed Territorial Army in 1920) is formed as a volunteer reserve component of the British Army.

Events112 years ago

1918 - The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.

Events102 years ago

1924 - Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years imprisonment for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch" but spends only nine months in jail.

Events96 years ago

1924 - The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.

Events96 years ago

1933 - The recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organize a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany, ushering in a series of anti-Semitic acts.

Events87 years ago

1933 - English cricketer Wally Hammond set a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.

Events87 years ago

1935 - India's central banking institution, The Reserve Bank of India, is formed.

Events85 years ago

1937 - Aden becomes a British crown colony.

Events83 years ago

1937 - The Royal New Zealand Air Force is formed as an independent service.

Events83 years ago

1937 - Spanish Civil War: Jaén, Spain is bombed by German fascist forces, supporting Francoist Nationalists.

Events83 years ago

1939 - Spanish Civil War: Generalísimo Francisco Franco of the Spanish State announces the end of the Spanish Civil War, when the last of the Republican forces surrender.

Events81 years ago

1941 - Fântâna Albă massacre: Between 200 and 2,000 Romanian civilians are killed by Soviet Border Troops.

Events79 years ago

1941 - A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali al-Gaylani as Prime Minister.

Events79 years ago

1944 - Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.

Events76 years ago

1946 - The 8.6 MwAleutian Islands earthquake shakes the Aleutian Islands with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). A destructive tsunami reaches the Hawaiian Islands resulting in dozens of deaths, mostly in Hilo, Hawaii.

Events74 years ago

1947 - The only mutiny in the history of the Royal New Zealand Navy begins.

Events73 years ago

1948 - Cold War: Communist forces respond to the introduction of the Deutsche Mark by attempting to force the western powers to withdraw from Berlin.

Events72 years ago

1948 - Faroe Islands gain autonomy from Denmark.

Events72 years ago

1949 - Chinese Civil War: The Chinese Communist Party holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Nationalist Party in Beijing, after three years of fighting.

Events71 years ago

1949 - The Government of Canada repeals Japanese-Canadian internment after seven years.

Events71 years ago

1954 - United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

Events66 years ago

1955 - The EOKA rebellion against the British Empire begins in Cyprus, with the goal of unifying with Greece.

Events65 years ago
Events60 years ago

1969 - The Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first operational fighter aircraft with Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing capabilities, enters service with the Royal Air Force.

Events51 years ago

1970 - President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General's warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertising on television and radio in the United States, effective 1 January 1971.

Events50 years ago

1970 - The first of over 670,000 AMC Gremlins are released into North America to compete with foreign imported cars.

Events50 years ago
Events49 years ago

1973 - Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Jim Corbett National Park, India.

Events47 years ago

1974 - The Local Government Act 1972 of England and Wales comes into effect.

Events46 years ago
Events44 years ago

1978 - The Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Events42 years ago

1979 - Iran becomes an Islamic republic by a 99% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.

Events41 years ago

1986 - Communist Party of Nepal (Mashal) cadres attack a number of police stations in Kathmandu, seeking to incite a popular rebellion.

Events34 years ago

1989 - Margaret Thatcher's new local government tax, the Community Charge (commonly known as the "poll tax"), is introduced in Scotland.

Events31 years ago

1996 - The government of Nova Scotia amalgamated the City of Halifax and the over 200 communities around the area to create the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Events24 years ago

1997 - Comet Hale–Bopp is seen passing at perihelion.

Events23 years ago

1999 - Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.

Events21 years ago

2001 - An EP-3E United States Navy surveillance aircraft collides with a Chinese People's Liberation Army Shenyang J-8 fighter jet. The Navy crew makes an emergency landing in Hainan, China and is detained.

Events19 years ago

2001 - Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.

Events19 years ago

2001 - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, the first contemporary country to allow it.

Events19 years ago

2004 - Google announces Gmail to the public.

Events16 years ago

2006 - Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) of the Government of the United Kingdom is enforced, but later merged into National Crime Agency on 7 October 2013.

Events14 years ago

2011 - After protests against the burning of the Quran turn violent, a mob attacks a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, resulting in the deaths of thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.

Events9 years ago

2016 - Nagorno-Karabakh clashes: The Four Day War or April War begins along the Nagorno-Karabakh line of contact on April 1.

Events4 years ago

Births

1220 - Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)

Births800 years ago
Births738 years ago
Births692 years ago
Births477 years ago

1578 - William Harvey, English physician and academic (d. 1657)

Births442 years ago

1610 - Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier and critic (d. 1703)

Births410 years ago

1629 - Jean-Henri d'Anglebert, French organist and composer (d. 1691)

Births391 years ago

1640 - Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician and academic (d. 1697)

Births380 years ago

1647 - John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet and courtier (d. 1680)

Births373 years ago

1697 - Antoine François Prévost, French novelist and translator (d. 1763)

Births323 years ago

1721 - Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch-English organist, violinist, and composer (d. 1799)

Births299 years ago

1741 - George Dance the Younger, English architect and surveyor (d. 1825)

Births279 years ago

1753 - Joseph de Maistre, French philosopher, lawyer, and diplomat (d. 1821)

Births267 years ago

1755 - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer and politician (d. 1826)

Births265 years ago

1765 - Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver and etcher (d. 1810)

Births255 years ago

1776 - Sophie Germain, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (d. 1831)

Births244 years ago

1786 - William Mulready, Irish genre painter (d. 1863)

Births234 years ago

1815 - Otto von Bismarck, German lawyer and politician, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire (d. 1898)

Births205 years ago

1815 - Edward Clark, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Texas (d. 1880)

Births205 years ago

1823 - Simon Bolivar Buckner, American general and politician, 30th Governor of Kentucky (d. 1891)

Births197 years ago

1824 - Louis-Zéphirin Moreau, Canadian bishop (d. 1901)

Births196 years ago

1834 - James Fisk, American businessman (d. 1872)

Births186 years ago

1852 - Edwin Austin Abbey, American painter and illustrator (d. 1911)

Births168 years ago

1865 - Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1929)

Births155 years ago

1866 - William Blomfield, New Zealand cartoonist and politician (d. 1938)

Births154 years ago

1866 - Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1924)

Births154 years ago

1866 - Ève Lavallière, French actress (d. 1929)

Births154 years ago

1868 - Edmond Rostand, French poet and playwright (d. 1918)

Births152 years ago

1868 - Walter Mead, English cricketer (d. 1954)

Births152 years ago

1871 - F. Melius Christiansen, Norwegian-American violinist and conductor (d. 1955)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1943)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Ernest Barnes, English mathematician and theologian (d. 1953)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Prince Karl of Bavaria (d. 1927)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Edgar Wallace, English journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1932)

Births145 years ago

1878 - C. Ganesha Iyer, Ceylon Tamil philologist (d. 1958)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Stanislaus Zbyszko, Polish wrestler and strongman (d. 1967)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Octavian Goga, Romanian Prime Minister (d. 1938)

Births139 years ago

1883 - Lon Chaney, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1930)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Edvard Drabløs, Norwegian actor and director (d. 1976)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Laurette Taylor, Irish-American actress (d. 1946)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Wallace Beery, American actor (d. 1949)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Clementine Churchill, English wife of Winston Churchill (d. 1977)

Births135 years ago

1889 - K. B. Hedgewar, Indian physician and activist (d. 1940)

Births131 years ago

1893 - Cicely Courtneidge, Australian-English actress (d. 1980)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Alberta Hunter, African-American singer-songwriter and nurse (d. 1984)

Births125 years ago

1898 - William James Sidis, Ukrainian-Russian Jewish American mathematician, anthropologist, and historian (d. 1944)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Gustavs Celmiņš, Latvian academic and politician (d. 1968)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Stefanie Clausen, Danish Olympic diver (d. 1981)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Whittaker Chambers, American journalist and spy (d. 1961)

Births119 years ago

1905 - Gaston Eyskens, Belgian economist and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1988)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Paul Hasluck, Australian historian, poet, and politician, 17th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1993)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev, Russian engineer, founded the Yakovlev Design Bureau (d. 1989)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Shivakumara Swami, Indian religious leader and philanthropist (d. 2019)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Abraham Maslow, American psychologist and academic (d. 1970)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Harlow Rothert, American shot putter, lawyer, and academic (d. 1997)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Abner Biberman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1977)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Eddy Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1951)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Harry Carney, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1974)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Bob Van Osdel, American high jumper and soldier (d. 1987)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Augusta Braxton Baker, African American librarian (d. 1998)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Memos Makris, Greek sculptor (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1915 - O. W. Fischer, Austrian-Swiss actor and director (d. 2004)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Sheila May Edmonds, British mathematician (d. 2002)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Sydney Newman, Canadian screenwriter and producer, co-created Doctor Who (d. 1997)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Melville Shavelson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Joseph Murray, American surgeon and soldier, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor (d. 1997)

Births100 years ago

1921 - William Bergsma, American composer and educator (d. 1994)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, American guitarist, fiddler, and composer (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Duke Jordan, American pianist and composer (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1922 - William Manchester, American historian and author (d. 2004)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Brendan Byrne, American lieutenant, judge, and politician, 47th Governor of New Jersey (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Anne McCaffrey, American-Irish author (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Walter Bahr, American soccer player, coach, and manager (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Amos Milburn, American R&B singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1980)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2006)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Jonathan Haze, American actor, producer, screenwriter, and production manager

Births91 years ago

1929 - Milan Kundera, Czech-born novelist, poet, and playwright

Births91 years ago

1929 - Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator and director (d. 2010)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Jane Powell, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births91 years ago

1930 - Grace Lee Whitney, American actress and singer (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - George Baker, Bulgarian-English actor and screenwriter (d. 2011)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Rolf Hochhuth, German author and playwright

Births89 years ago

1932 - Debbie Reynolds, Scottish-Irish American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2016)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Algerian-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births87 years ago

1933 - Dan Flavin, American sculptor and educator (d. 1996)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Vladimir Posner, French-American journalist and radio host

Births86 years ago

1935 - Larry McDonald, American physician and politician (d. 1983)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Peter Collinson, English-American director and producer (d. 1980)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician, 80th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1998)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Tarun Gogoi, Indian politician, 14th Chief Minister of Assam

Births84 years ago

1936 - Abdul Qadeer Khan, Indian-Pakistani physicist, chemist, and engineer

Births84 years ago

1939 - Ali MacGraw, American model and actress

Births81 years ago

1939 - Phil Niekro, American baseball player and manager

Births81 years ago

1940 - Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Gideon Gadot, Israeli journalist and politician (d. 2012)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ajit Wadekar, Indian cricketer, coach, and manager (d. 2018)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Samuel R. Delany, American author and critic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Richard D. Wolff, American economist and academic

Births78 years ago

1943 - Dafydd Wigley, Welsh academic and politician

Births77 years ago
Births74 years ago

1946 - Ronnie Lane, English bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 1997)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Arrigo Sacchi, Italian footballer, coach, and manager

Births74 years ago

1947 - Alain Connes, French mathematician and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Philippe Kirsch, Canadian lawyer and judge

Births73 years ago

1947 - Francine Prose, American novelist, short story writer, and critic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Norm Van Lier, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2009)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican singer and musician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Javier Irureta, Spanish footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1949 - Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman

Births71 years ago

1949 - Paul Manafort, American lobbyist, political consultant, and convicted felon

Births71 years ago

1949 - Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer and coach

Births71 years ago

1949 - Gil Scott-Heron, American singer-songwriter and author (d. 2011)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Samuel Alito, American lawyer and jurist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (d. 2010)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Daniel Paillé, Canadian academic and politician

Births70 years ago

1951 - John Abizaid, American general

Births69 years ago

1951 - Frederic Schwartz, American architect, co-designed Empty Sky (d. 2014)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Annette O'Toole, American actress

Births68 years ago

1952 - Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher and academic

Births68 years ago

1953 - Barry Sonnenfeld, American cinematographer, director, and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Alberto Zaccheroni, Italian footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jeff Porcaro, American drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1992)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Don Hasselbeck, American football player and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1955 - Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani politician, 5th Commerce Minister of Pakistan

Births65 years ago

1955 - Terry Nichols, American criminal

Births65 years ago

1957 - David Gower, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1957 - Denise Nickerson, American actress (d. 2019)

Births63 years ago

1958 - D. Boon, American singer and musician (d. 1985)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Helmuth Duckadam, Romanian footballer

Births61 years ago

1961 - Susan Boyle, Scottish singer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Sergio Scariolo, Italian professional basketball head coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Mark White, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Mark Shulman, American author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chris Grayling, English journalist and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain

Births58 years ago

1962 - Samboy Lim, Filipino basketball player and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Phillip Schofield, English television host

Births58 years ago

1963 - Teodoro de Villa Diaz, Filipino guitarist and songwriter (d. 1988)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Aprille Ericsson-Jackson, American aerospace engineer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Erik Breukink, Dutch cyclist and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (d. 2008)

Births56 years ago

1964 - John Morris, English cricketer

Births56 years ago

1964 - José Rodrigues dos Santos, Portuguese journalist, author, and educator

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jane Adams, American film, television, and stage actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mark Jackson, American basketball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Chris Evans, English radio and television host

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mehmet Özdilek, Turkish footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Nicola Roxon, Australian lawyer and politician, 34th Attorney-General for Australia

Births53 years ago

1968 - Mike Baird, Australian politician, 44th Premier of New South Wales

Births52 years ago

1968 - Andreas Schnaas, German actor and director

Births52 years ago

1968 - Alexander Stubb, Finnish academic and politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Finland

Births52 years ago

1969 - Lev Lobodin, Ukrainian-Russian decathlete

Births51 years ago

1969 - Andrew Vlahov, Australian basketball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Dean Windass, English footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Brad Meltzer, American author, screenwriter, and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Sonia Bisset, Cuban javelin thrower

Births49 years ago

1971 - Shinji Nakano, Japanese racing driver

Births49 years ago

1972 - Darren McCarty, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jesse Tobias, American guitarist and songwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Christian Finnegan, American comedian and actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Stephen Fleming, New Zealand cricketer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rachel Maddow, American journalist and author

Births47 years ago

1974 - Hugo Ibarra, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975 - John Butler, American-Australian singer-songwriter and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Magdalena Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Hazem El Masri, Lebanese-Australian rugby league player and educator

Births44 years ago

1976 - David Gilliland, American race car driver

Births44 years ago

1976 - David Oyelowo, English actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Clarence Seedorf, Dutch-Brazilian footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Yuka Yoshida, Japanese tennis player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Vitor Belfort, Brazilian-American boxer and mixed martial artist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist

Births43 years ago

1978 - Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (d. 2009)

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mirka Federer, Slovak-Swiss tennis player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Anamaria Marinca, Romanian-English actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Etan Thomas, American basketball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Ruth Beitia, Spanish high jumper

Births41 years ago

1980 - Dennis Kruppke, German footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Randy Orton, American wrestler

Births40 years ago

1980 - Bijou Phillips, American actress and model

Births40 years ago

1981 - Antonis Fotsis, Greek basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Bjørn Einar Romøren, Norwegian ski jumper

Births39 years ago

1982 - Taran Killam, American actor, voice artist, comedian, and writer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Andreas Thorkildsen, Norwegian javelin thrower

Births38 years ago

1983 - Ólafur Ingi Skúlason, Icelandic footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Sean Taylor, American football player (d. 2007)

Births37 years ago

1984 - Gilberto Macena, Brazilian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Daniel Murphy, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Beth Tweddle, English gymnast

Births35 years ago

1986 - Hillary Scott, American country singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1987Ding Junhui, Chinese professional snooker player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Gianluca Musacci, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Oliver Turvey, English racing driver

Births33 years ago

1988 - Brook Lopez, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Robin Lopez, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jan Blokhuijsen, Dutch speed skater

Births31 years ago

1989 - David N'Gog, French footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Christian Vietoris, German racing driver

Births31 years ago

1990 - Julia Fischer, German discus thrower

Births30 years ago

1992 - Deng Linlin, Chinese gymnast

Births28 years ago

1995 - Logan Paul, American Youtuber and actor

Births25 years ago

1997 - Álex Palou, Spanish racing driver

Births23 years ago

1997 - Asa Butterfield, English actor

Births23 years ago

Deaths

670 - Hasan ibn Ali the secound Shia Imam (b.624)

Deaths

996 - John XV, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

1085 - Shen Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1048)

Deaths935 years ago

1132 - Hugh of Châteauneuf, French bishop (b. 1053)

Deaths888 years ago

1204 - Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of France and England (b. 1122)

Deaths816 years ago

1205 - Amalric II, king of Cyprus and Jerusalem

Deaths815 years ago

1282 - Abaqa Khan, ruler of the Mongol Ilkhanate (b. 1234)

Deaths738 years ago

1431 - Nuno Álvares Pereira, Portuguese general (b. 1360)

Deaths589 years ago

1441 - Blanche I, queen of Navarre and Sicily (b. 1387)

Deaths579 years ago

1455 - Zbigniew Oleśnicki, Polish cardinal and statesman (b. 1389)

Deaths565 years ago

1528 - Francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer (b. 1470)

Deaths492 years ago

1548 - Sigismund I, king of Poland (b. 1467)

Deaths472 years ago

1580 - Alonso Mudarra, Spanish guitarist and composer (b. 1510)

Deaths440 years ago

1601 - Françoise d'Orléans-Longueville, French princess (b. 1549)

Deaths419 years ago

1621 - Cristofano Allori, Italian painter and educator (b. 1577)

Deaths399 years ago

1682 - Franz Egon of Fürstenberg, Bavarian bishop (b. 1625)

Deaths338 years ago

1787 - Floyer Sydenham, English scholar and academic (b. 1710)

Deaths233 years ago

1839 - Benjamin Pierce, American soldier and politician, 11th Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1757)

Deaths181 years ago

1865 - Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (b. 1797)

Deaths155 years ago

1872 - Frederick Denison Maurice, English theologian and academic (b. 1805)

Deaths148 years ago

1878 - John C.W. Daly, English-Canadian soldier and politician (b. 1796)

Deaths142 years ago

1890 - David Wilber, American politician (b. 1820)

Deaths130 years ago

1890 - Alexander Mozhaysky, Russian soldier, pilot, and engineer (b. 1825)

Deaths130 years ago

1914 - Rube Waddell, American baseball player (b. 1876)

Deaths106 years ago

1914 - Charles Wells, English founder of Charles Wells Ltd (b. 1842)

Deaths106 years ago

1917 - Scott Joplin, American pianist and composer (b. 1868)

Deaths103 years ago

1920 - Walter Simon, German banker and philanthropist (b. 1857)

Deaths100 years ago

1922 - Charles I, emperor of Austria (b. 1887)

Deaths98 years ago

1922 - Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychologist and author (b. 1884)

Deaths98 years ago

1924 - Jacob Bolotin, American physician (b. 1888)

Deaths96 years ago

1924 - Lloyd Hildebrand, English cyclist (b. 1870)

Deaths96 years ago

1924 - Stan Rowley, Australian sprinter (b. 1876)

Deaths96 years ago

1946 - Noah Beery, Sr., American actor (b. 1882)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - George II, king of Greece (b. 1890)

Deaths73 years ago

1950 - Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon (b. 1904)

Deaths70 years ago

1950 - Recep Peker, Turkish soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1889)

Deaths70 years ago

1962 - Jussi Kekkonen, Finnish captain and businessman (b. 1910)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - Helena Rubinstein, Polish-American businesswoman (b. 1870)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Brian O'Nolan, Irish author (b. 1911)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Lev Landau, Azerbaijani-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)

Deaths52 years ago

1976 - Max Ernst, German painter and sculptor (b. 1891)

Deaths44 years ago

1981 - Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai singer-songwriter and bandleader (b. 1910)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Marvin Gaye, American singer-songwriter (b. 1939)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Elizabeth Goudge, English author (b. 1900)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Erik Bruhn, Danish actor, director, and choreographer (b. 1928)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Henri Cochet, French tennis player (b. 1901)

Deaths33 years ago

1991 - Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1894)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Jaime Guzmán, Chilean lawyer and politician (b. 1946)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Michael Havers, Baron Havers, English lawyer and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1923)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Alan Kulwicki, American race car driver (b. 1954)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Robert Doisneau, French photographer (b. 1912)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - H. Adams Carter, American mountaineer, journalist, and educator (b. 1914)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Francisco Moncion, Dominican American ballet dancer, choreographer, charter member of the New York City Ballet (b. 1918)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Lucie Rie, Austrian-English potter (b. 1902)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Makar Honcharenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1912)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Rozz Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1963)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Jesse Stone, American pianist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1901)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Trịnh Công Sơn, Vietnamese guitarist and composer (b. 1939)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Simo Häyhä, Finnish soldier and sniper (b. 1905)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1956)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1952)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Carrie Snodgress, American actress (b. 1945)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Paul Bomani, Tanzanian politician and diplomat, 1st Tanzanian Minister of Finance (b 1925)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Robert Coldwell Wood, American political scientist and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - In Tam, Cambodian general and politician, 26th Prime Minister of Cambodia (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2010 - John Forsythe, American actor (b. 1918)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Tzannis Tzannetakis, Greek soldier and politician, 175th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1927)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Lionel Bowen, Australian soldier, lawyer, and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian-American soccer player and radio host (b. 1947)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Miguel de la Madrid, Mexican banker, academic, and politician, 52nd President of Mexico, 1982-1988 (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Moses Blah, Liberian general and politician, 23rd President of Liberia (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Karen Muir, South African swimmer and physician (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - King Fleming, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jacques Le Goff, French historian and author (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rolf Rendtorff, German theologian and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Nicolae Rainea, Romanian footballer and referee (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Lonnie Brooks, American blues singer and guitarist (b. 1933)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Soviet and Russian poet and writer (b. 1932)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Steven Bochco, American television writer and producer (b. 1943)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Vonda N. McIntyre, American science fiction author (b. 1948)

Deaths1 years ago

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