Events

686 - Maya king Yuknoom Yich'aak K'ahk' assumes the crown of Calakmul.

Events

801 - King Louis the Pious captures Barcelona from the Moors after a siege of several months.

Events
Events977 years ago

1077 - The first Parliament of Friuli is created.

Events943 years ago

1559 - The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis treaty is signed, ending the Italian Wars.

Events461 years ago

1834 - The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.

Events186 years ago

1860 - The first successful United States Pony Express run from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, begins.

Events160 years ago
Events155 years ago
Events138 years ago

1885 - Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design.

Events135 years ago

1888 - The first of eleven unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs.

Events132 years ago

1895 - The trial in the libel case brought by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality.

Events125 years ago

1933 - First flight over Mount Everest, by the British Houston-Mount Everest Flight Expedition, led by the Marquis of Clydesdale, and funded by Lucy, Lady Houston.

Events87 years ago

1936 - Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh.

Events84 years ago

1942 - World War II: Japanese forces begin an assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.

Events78 years ago

1946 - Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma is executed in the Philippines for leading the Bataan Death March.

Events74 years ago

1948 - Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.

Events72 years ago

1948 - In Jeju Province, South Korea, a civil-war-like period of violence and human rights abuses begins, known as the Jeju uprising.

Events72 years ago

1955 - The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.

Events65 years ago

1956 - Hudsonville–Standale tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.

Events64 years ago

1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. He was assassinated the next day.

Events52 years ago

1969 - Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.

Events51 years ago

1974 - The 1974 Super Outbreak occurs, the second biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history (after the 2011 Super Outbreak). The death toll is 315, with nearly 5,500 injured.

Events46 years ago

1975 - Bobby Fischer refuses to play in a chess match against Anatoly Karpov, giving Karpov the title of World Champion by default.

Events45 years ago

1980 - US Congress restores a federal trust relationship with the 501 members of the Shvwits, Kanosh, Koosharem, and the Indian Peaks and Cedar City bands of the Paiute people of Utah.

Events40 years ago

1981 - The Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco.

Events39 years ago

1989 - The US Supreme Court upholds the jurisdictional rights of tribal courts under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 in Mississippi Choctaw Band v. Holyfield.

Events31 years ago

1996 - Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is captured at his Montana cabin in the United States.

Events24 years ago

1997 - The Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but one of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas.

Events23 years ago

2000 - United States v. Microsoft Corp.: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust law by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.

Events20 years ago

2004 - Islamic terrorists involved in the 2004 Madrid train bombings are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.

Events16 years ago

2007 - Conventional-Train World Speed Record: A French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.

Events13 years ago

2008 - ATA Airlines, once one of the ten largest U.S. passenger airlines and largest charter airline, files for bankruptcy for the second time in five years and ceases all operations.

Events12 years ago

2008 - Texas law enforcement cordons off the FLDS's YFZ Ranch. Eventually 533 women and children will be taken into state custody.

Events12 years ago

2009 - Jiverly Antares Wong opens fire at the American Civic Association immigration center in Binghamton, New York, killing thirteen and wounding four before committing suicide.

Events11 years ago
Events10 years ago

2013 - More than 50 people die in floods resulting from record-breaking rainfall in La Plata and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Events7 years ago

2016 - The Panama Papers, a leak of legal documents, reveals information on 214,488 offshore companies.

Events4 years ago

2017 - A bomb explodes in the St Petersburg metro system, killing 14 and injuring several more people.

Events3 years ago
Events2 years ago

Births

1016 - Xing Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1055)

Births1004 years ago

1151 - Igor Svyatoslavich, Russian prince (d. 1202)

Births869 years ago

1438 - John III of Egmont, Dutch nobleman (d. 1516)

Births582 years ago

1529 - Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1581)

Births491 years ago

1540 - Maria de' Medici, Italian noblewoman, the eldest daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Eleonora di Toledo. (d. 1557)

Births480 years ago

1593 - George Herbert, English poet (d. 1633)

Births427 years ago

1639 - Alessandro Stradella, Italian composer (d. 1682)

Births381 years ago

1643 - Charles V, duke of Lorraine (d. 1690)

Births377 years ago

1682 - Valentin Rathgeber, German organist and composer (d. 1750)

Births338 years ago

1693 - George Edwards, English ornithologist and entomologist (d. 1773)

Births327 years ago

1715 - William Watson, English physician, physicist, and botanist (d. 1787)

Births305 years ago

1764 - John Abernethy, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1831)

Births256 years ago

1769 - Christian Günther von Bernstorff, Danish-Prussian politician and diplomat (d. 1835)

Births251 years ago

1770 - Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general (d. 1843)

Births250 years ago

1778 - Pierre Bretonneau, French doctor who performed the first successful tracheotomy (d. 1862)

Births242 years ago

1781 - Swaminarayan, Indian religious leader (d. 1830)

Births239 years ago

1782 - Alexander Macomb, American general (d. 1841)

Births238 years ago

1783 - Washington Irving, American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian (d. 1859)

Births237 years ago

1791 - Anne Lister, English diarist, mountaineer, and traveller (d.1840)

Births229 years ago

1798 - Charles Wilkes, American admiral, geographer, and explorer (d.1877)

Births222 years ago

1807 - Mary Carpenter, English educational and social reformer (d. 1877)

Births213 years ago
Births206 years ago

1822 - Edward Everett Hale, American minister, historian, and author (d. 1909)

Births198 years ago

1823 - George Derby, American lieutenant and journalist (d. 1861)

Births197 years ago

1823 - William M. Tweed, American politician (d. 1878)

Births197 years ago

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

Births194 years ago

1837 - John Burroughs, American botanist and author (d. 1921)

Births183 years ago

1842 - Ulric Dahlgren, American colonel (d. 1864)

Births178 years ago

1848 - Arturo Prat, Chilean lawyer and captain (d. 1879)

Births172 years ago

1858 - Jacob Gaudaur, Canadian rower (d. 1937)

Births162 years ago

1860 - Frederik van Eeden, Dutch psychiatrist and author (d. 1932)

Births160 years ago

1864 - Emil Kellenberger, Swiss target shooter (d. 1943)

Births156 years ago

1875 - Mistinguett, French actress and singer (d. 1956)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Margaret Anglin, Canadian actress, director, and producer (d. 1958)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Tomáš Baťa, Czech businessman, founded Bata Shoes (d. 1932)

Births144 years ago

1880 - Otto Weininger, Jewish-Austrian philosopher and author (d. 1903)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Alcide De Gasperi, Italian journalist and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1954)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Philippe Desranleau, Canadian archbishop (d. 1952)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Ikki Kita, Japanese philosopher and author (d. 1937)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Allan Dwan, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1954)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Marie-Victorin Kirouac, Canadian botanist and academic (d. 1944)

Births135 years ago

1885 - St John Philby, English colonial and explorer (d. 1960)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Dooley Wilson, American actor and singer (d. 1953)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Ōtori Tanigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 24th Yokozuna (d. 1956)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Nishizō Tsukahara, Japanese admiral (d. 1966)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Neville Cardus, English author and critic (d. 1975)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Thomas C. Kinkaid, American admiral (d. 1972)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Grigoraș Dinicu, Romanian violinist and composer (d. 1949)

Births131 years ago

1893 - Leslie Howard, English actor (d. 1943)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian-American composer and educator (d. 1968)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Zez Confrey, American pianist and composer (d. 1971)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Joe Kirkwood Sr., Australian golfer (d. 1970)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos, Greek general (d. 1989)

Births123 years ago

1898 - David Jack, English footballer and manager (d. 1958)

Births122 years ago

1898 - George Jessel, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1981)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Henry Luce, American publisher, co-founded Time Magazine (d. 1967)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Camille Chamoun, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 7th President of Lebanon (d. 1987)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Albert Walsh, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1958)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Indian social reformer and freedom fighter (d. 1988)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Iron Eyes Cody, American actor and stuntman (d. 1999)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Sally Rand, American dancer (d. 1979)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Russel Wright, American furniture designer (d. 1976)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Robert Sink, American general (d. 1965)

Births115 years ago

1910 - Ted Hook, Australian public servant (d. 1990)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Nanette Bordeaux, Canadian-American actress (d. 1956)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Michael Woodruff, English-Scottish surgeon and academic (d. 2001)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Stanisława Walasiewicz, Polish-American runner (d. 1980)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Dorothy Eden, New Zealand-English author (d. 1982)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Grigoris Lambrakis, Greek physician and politician (d. 1963)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Per Borten, Norwegian politician, 18th Prime Minister of Norway (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Ray Getliffe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Sam Manekshaw, Indian field marshal (d. 2008)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Piet de Jong, Dutch politician and naval officer, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1967–1971) (d. 2016)

Births105 years ago

1915 - İhsan Doğramacı, Turkish physician and academic (d. 2010)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Herb Caen, American journalist and author (d. 1997)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Cliff Gladwin, English cricketer (d. 1988)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Louis Guglielmi, Catalan composer (d. 1991)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Mary Anderson, American actress (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Louis Applebaum, Canadian composer and conductor (d. 2000)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Ervin Drake, American songwriter and composer (d. 2015)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Clairette Oddera, French-Canadian actress and singer (d. 2008)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Stan Freeman, American composer and conductor (d. 2001)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Yoshibayama Junnosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 43rd Yokozuna (d. 1977)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Robert Karvelas, American actor (d. 1991)

Births99 years ago

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

Births99 years ago

1922 - Yevhen Bulanchyk, Ukrainian hurdler (d. 1996)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Doris Day, American singer and actress (d. 2019)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Daniel Hoffman, American poet and academic (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Marlon Brando, American actor and director (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Roza Shanina, Russian sergeant and sniper (d. 1945)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Tony Benn, English pilot and politician, Secretary of State for Industry (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Alex Grammas, American baseball player, manager, and coach

Births94 years ago

1926 - Gus Grissom, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1967)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Wesley A. Brown, American general and engineer (d. 2012)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Don Gibson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Emmett Johns, Canadian priest, founded Dans la Rue (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Earl Lloyd, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Jennifer Paterson, English chef and television personality (d. 1999)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Fazlur Khan, Bangladeshi engineer and architect, co-designed the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center (d. 1982)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Poul Schlüter, Danish lawyer and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Denmark

Births91 years ago

1930 - Lawton Chiles, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 41st Governor of Florida (d. 1998)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Helmut Kohl, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Mario Benjamín Menéndez, Argentinian general and politician (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Wally Moon, American baseball player and coach (d. 2018)

Births90 years ago

1931 - William Bast, American screenwriter and author (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Bob Dornan, American politician

Births87 years ago

1933 - Rod Funseth, American golfer (d. 1985)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Pamela Allen, New Zealand children's writer and illustrator

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jane Goodall, English primatologist and anthropologist

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jim Parker, American football player (d. 2005)

Births86 years ago

1936 - Jimmy McGriff, American organist and bandleader (d. 2008)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Harold Vick, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 1987)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Jeff Barry, American singer-songwriter, and producer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Phil Rodgers, American golfer (d. 2018)

Births82 years ago

1939 - François de Roubaix, French composer (d. 1975)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Hawk Taylor, American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Paul Craig Roberts, American economist and politician

Births81 years ago

1941 - Jan Berry, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Philippé Wynne, American soul singer (d. 1984)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Marsha Mason, American actress

Births78 years ago

1942 - Wayne Newton, American singer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Billy Joe Royal, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Mario Lavista, Mexican composer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jonathan Lynn, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Richard Manuel, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1986)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Hikaru Saeki, Japanese admiral, the first female star officer of the Japan Self-Defense Forces

Births77 years ago

1944 - Peter Colman, Australian biologist and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Tony Orlando, American singer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Doon Arbus, American author and journalist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bernie Parent, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births75 years ago

1945 - Catherine Spaak, French actress

Births75 years ago

1946 - Nicholas Jones, English actor

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dee Murray, English bass player (d. 1992)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Hanna Suchocka, Polish lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Poland

Births74 years ago

1947 - Anders Eliasson, Swedish composer (d. 2013)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Arlette Cousture, Canadian author and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch academic, politician, and diplomat, 11th Secretary General of NATO

Births72 years ago

1948 - Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck, German footballer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Mexican economist and politician, 53rd President of Mexico (1998-1994)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Lyle Alzado, American football player and actor (d. 1992)

Births71 years ago

1949 - A. C. Grayling, English philosopher and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 - Richard Thompson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Sri Lankan cricketer and economist

Births70 years ago

1951 - Brendan Barber, English trade union leader

Births69 years ago

1951 - Annette Dolphin, British academician and educator

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mitch Woods, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births69 years ago

1952 - Mike Moore, American lawyer and politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Sandra Boynton, American author and illustrator

Births67 years ago

1953 - Wakanohana Kanji II, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 56th Yokozuna

Births67 years ago

1953 - James Smith, American boxer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Craig Taubman, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Elisabetta Brusa, Italian composer

Births66 years ago

1954 - K. Krishnasamy, Indian physician and politician

Births66 years ago

1956 - Kalle Kulbok, Estonian politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Boris Miljković, Serbian director and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Miguel Bosé, Spanish musician and actor

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ray Combs, American game show host (d. 1996)

Births64 years ago

1958 - Alec Baldwin, American actor, comedian, producer and television host

Births62 years ago

1958 - Adam Gussow, American scholar, musician, and memoirist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Francesca Woodman, Jewish-American photographer (d. 1981)

Births62 years ago

1959 - David Hyde Pierce, American actor and activist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Tim Crews, American baseball player (d. 1993)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Eddie Murphy, American actor and comedian

Births59 years ago

1962 - Dave Miley, American baseball player and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mike Ness, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jaya Prada, Indian actress and politician

Births58 years ago

1963 - Les Davidson, Australian rugby league player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Ricky Nixon, Australian footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Criss Oliva, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1993)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Marco Ballotta, Italian footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Nigel Farage, English politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Claire Perry, English banker and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Bjarne Riis, Danish cyclist and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Andy Robinson, English rugby player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jay Weatherill, Australian politician, 45th Premier of South Australia

Births56 years ago

1965 - Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer-songwriter, lawyer and social activist (d. 2000)

Births55 years ago

1966 - John de Vries, Australian race car driver

Births54 years ago

1967 - Cat Cora, American chef and author

Births53 years ago

1967 - Pervis Ellison, American basketball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Brent Gilchrist, Canadian ice hockey player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Cristi Puiu, Romanian director and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mark Skaife, Australian race car driver and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1968 - Sebastian Bach, Bahamian-Canadian singer-songwriter and actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Charlotte Coleman, English actress (d. 2001)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jamie Hewlett, English director and performer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Tomoaki Kanemoto, Japanese baseball player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Rodney Hampton, American football player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Peter Matera, Australian footballer and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ben Mendelsohn, Australian actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Lance Storm, Canadian wrestler and trainer

Births51 years ago

1971 - Vitālijs Astafjevs, Latvian footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Emmanuel Collard, French race car driver

Births49 years ago

1971 - Picabo Street, American skier

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jennie Garth, American actress and director

Births48 years ago

1972 - Catherine McCormack, English actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Sandrine Testud, French tennis player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Nilesh Kulkarni, Indian cricketer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Adam Scott, American actor

Births47 years ago

1974 - Marcus Brown, American basketball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Drew Shirley, American guitarist and songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Lee Williams, Welsh model and actor

Births46 years ago

1975 - Shawn Bates, American ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Michael Olowokandi, Nigerian-American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Aries Spears, American comedian and actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Yoshinobu Takahashi, Japanese baseball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Koji Uehara, Japanese baseball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Nicolas Escudé, French tennis player

Births44 years ago

1978 - Matthew Goode, English actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Tommy Haas, German-American tennis player

Births42 years ago

1978 - John Smit, South African rugby player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Simon Black, Australian footballer and coach

Births41 years ago

1980 - Andrei Lodis, Belarusian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Megan Rohrer, American pastor and transgender activist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Aaron Bertram, American trumpet player

Births39 years ago

1981 - DeShawn Stevenson, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jared Allen, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Iain Fyfe, Australian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Cobie Smulders, Canadian actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Ben Foster, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Stephen Weiss, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Jonathan Blondel, Belgian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Maxi López, Argentinian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Jari-Matti Latvala, Finnish race car driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Leona Lewis, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Amanda Bynes, American actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Stephanie Cox, American soccer player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Annalisa Cucinotta, Italian cyclist

Births34 years ago

1986 - Sergio Sánchez Ortega, Spanish footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Rachel Bloom, American actress, writer, and producer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jay Bruce, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Yileen Gordon, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jason Kipnis, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Martyn Rooney, English sprinter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Julie Sokolow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births33 years ago

1988 - Kam Chancellor, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Brandon Graham, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Peter Hartley, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Tim Krul, Dutch footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Romain Alessandrini, French footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Israel Folau, Australian rugby player and footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Joel Romelo, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Thisara Perera, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Karim Ansarifard, Iranian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Madison Brengle, American tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Sotiris Ninis, Greek footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Natasha Negovanlis, Canadian actress and singer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Hayley Kiyoko, American actress and singer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Simone Benedetti, Italian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Yuliya Yefimova, Russian swimmer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Pape Moussa Konaté, Senegalese footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Kodi Nikorima, New Zealand rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1996 - Mayo Hibi, Japanese tennis player

Births24 years ago

1997 - Gabriel Jesus, Brazilian footballer

Births23 years ago

1998 - Paris Jackson, American actress, model and singer

Births22 years ago

Deaths

963 - William III, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 915)

Deaths

1153 - al-Adil ibn al-Sallar, vizier of the Fatimid Caliphate

Deaths867 years ago
Deaths849 years ago
Deaths817 years ago
Deaths767 years ago

1287 - Pope Honorius IV (b. 1210)

Deaths733 years ago

1325 - Nizamuddin Auliya, Sufi saint (b. 1238)

Deaths695 years ago
Deaths670 years ago
Deaths482 years ago

1545 - Antonio de Guevara, Spanish chronicler and moralist (b. 1481)

Deaths475 years ago

1606 - Charles Blount, 8th Baron Mountjoy, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1563)

Deaths414 years ago

1630 - Christopher Villiers, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English noble (b. c.  1593)

Deaths390 years ago

1680 - Shivaji, Indian emperor, founded the Maratha Empire (b. 1630)

Deaths340 years ago

1682 - Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish painter and educator (b. 1618)

Deaths338 years ago

1691 - Jean Petitot, French-Swiss painter (b. 1608)

Deaths329 years ago

1695 - Melchior d'Hondecoeter, Dutch painter (b. 1636)

Deaths325 years ago

1717 - Jacques Ozanam, French mathematician and academic (b. 1640)

Deaths303 years ago

1728 - James Anderson, Scottish lawyer and historian (b. 1662)

Deaths292 years ago

1792 - George Pocock, English admiral (b. 1706)

Deaths228 years ago

1804 - Jędrzej Kitowicz, Polish priest, historian, and author (b. 1727)

Deaths216 years ago

1827 - Ernst Chladni, German physicist and academic (b. 1756)

Deaths193 years ago

1838 - François Carlo Antommarchi, French physician and author (b. 1780)

Deaths182 years ago

1844 - Edward Bigge, English cleric, 1st Archdeacon of Lindisfarne (b. 1807)

Deaths176 years ago

1846 - William Braine, English soldier and explorer (b. 1814)

Deaths174 years ago

1849 - Juliusz Słowacki, Polish-French poet and playwright (b. 1809)

Deaths171 years ago

1868 - Franz Berwald, Swedish composer and surgeon (b. 1796)

Deaths152 years ago

1882 - Jesse James, American criminal and outlaw (b. 1847)

Deaths138 years ago

1897 - Johannes Brahms, German pianist and composer (b. 1833)

Deaths123 years ago

1901 - Richard D'Oyly Carte, English composer and talent agent (b. 1844)

Deaths119 years ago

1902 - Esther Hobart Morris, American lawyer and judge (b. 1814)

Deaths118 years ago

1930 - Emma Albani, Canadian-English operatic soprano (b. 1847)

Deaths90 years ago

1936 - Richard Hauptmann, German-American murderer (b. 1899)

Deaths84 years ago

1941 - Tachiyama Mineemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 22nd Yokozuna (b. 1877)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Pál Teleki, Hungarian academic and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1879)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Conrad Veidt, German actor, director, and producer (b. 1893)

Deaths77 years ago

1946 - Masaharu Homma, Japanese general (b. 1887)

Deaths74 years ago

1950 - Kurt Weill, German-American composer and pianist (b. 1900)

Deaths70 years ago

1950 - Carter G. Woodson, American historian, author, and journalist, founded Black History Month (b. 1875)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Henrik Visnapuu, Estonian poet and playwright (b. 1890)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Miina Sillanpää, Finnish minister and politician (b. 1866)

Deaths68 years ago

1957 - Ned Sparks, Canadian-American actor (b. 1883)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Jaan Kärner, Estonian poet and author (b. 1891)

Deaths62 years ago

1962 - Manolis Kalomiris, Greek composer and educator (b. 1883)

Deaths58 years ago

1970 - Avigdor Hameiri, Israeli author (b. 1890)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Joseph Valachi, American gangster (b. 1904)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Ferde Grofé, American pianist and composer (b. 1892)

Deaths48 years ago

1975 - Mary Ure, Scottish-English actress (b. 1933)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - David M. Dennison, American physicist and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Claude-Henri Grignon, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1894)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Ray Noble, English bandleader, composer, and actor (b. 1903)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Winston Sharples, American composer (b. 1909)

Deaths42 years ago

1981 - Juan Trippe, American businessman, founded Pan American World Airways (b. 1899)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Warren Oates, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Jimmy Bloomfield, English footballer and manager (b. 1934)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - Peter Pears, English tenor and educator (b. 1910)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (b. 1907)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Sarah Vaughan, American singer (b. 1924)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Charles Goren, American bridge player and author (b. 1901)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Graham Greene, English novelist, playwright, and critic (b. 1904)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Pinky Lee, American television host (b. 1907)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Frank Wells, American businessman (b. 1932)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Alfred J. Billes, Canadian businessman, co-founded Canadian Tire (b. 1902)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Ron Brown, American captain and politician, 30th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1941)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Mary Cartwright, English mathematician and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Lionel Bart, English composer (b. 1930)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Geoffrey Walsh, Canadian general (b. 1909)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Terence McKenna, American botanist and philosopher (b. 1946)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Dina Abramowicz, Librarian and YIVO and Yiddish language expert (b. 1909)

Deaths20 years ago

2005 - François Gérin, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1944)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Nina Wang, Chinese businesswoman (b. 1937)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Hrvoje Ćustić, Croatian footballer (b. 1983)

Deaths12 years ago

2010Tabibar Rahman Sarder, Bangladeshi politician. (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Mingote, Spanish cartoonist and journalist (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Richard Descoings, French civil servant (b. 1958)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Govind Narain, Indian politician, 8th Governor of Karnataka (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Chief Jay Strongbow, American wrestler (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - José María Zárraga, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Mariví Bilbao, Spanish actress (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Régine Deforges, French author, playwright, and director (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Fred Kida, American illustrator (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Prince Michael of Prussia (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jovan Pavlović, Serbian metropolitan (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

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

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Sarah Brady, American activist and author (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Bob Burns, American drummer and songwriter (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Shmuel Wosner, Austrian-Israeli rabbi and author (b. 1913)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Cesare Maldini, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1932)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Joe Medicine Crow, American anthropologist, historian, and author (b. 1913)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Koji Wada, Japanese singer and songwriter (b. 1974)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Kishori Amonkar, Indian Classical Vocalist (b. 1931)

Deaths3 years ago

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