Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Senegal from France (1960).

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

503 BC - Roman consul Agrippa Menenius Lanatus celebrates a triumph for a military victory over the Sabines.

Events

1147 - Moscow is mentioned for the first time in the historical record, when it is named as a meeting place for two princes.

Events873 years ago

1268 - A five-year Byzantine–Venetian peace treaty is concluded between Venetian envoys and Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos.

Events752 years ago

1460 - Basel University is founded.

Events560 years ago

1581 - Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.

Events439 years ago

1609 - Moriscos are expelled from the Kingdom of Valencia.

Events411 years ago

1660 - Declaration of Breda by King Charles II of Great Britain promises, among other things, a general pardon to all royalists for crimes committed during the English Civil War and the Interregnum.

Events360 years ago

1721 - Sir Robert Walpole becomes the first British prime minister.

Events299 years ago

1768 - In London, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus.

Events252 years ago

1796 - Georges Cuvier delivers the first paleontological lecture.

Events224 years ago

1812 - United States President James Madison enacts a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.

Events208 years ago

1814 - Napoleon abdicates for the first time and names his son Napoleon II as Emperor of the French.

Events206 years ago

1818 - The United States Congress, affirming the Second Continental Congress, adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (20 at that time).

Events202 years ago

1841 - William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia, becoming the first President of the United States to die in office, and setting the record for the briefest administration. Vice President John Tyler succeeds Harrison as President.

Events179 years ago

1850 - A large part of the English village of Cottenham burns to the ground in suspicious circumstances.

Events170 years ago

1850 - Los Angeles is incorporated as a city.

Events170 years ago

1859 - Bryant's Minstrels debut "Dixie" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.

Events161 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.

Events155 years ago

1866 - Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Dmitry Karakozov in the city of Saint Petersburg.

Events154 years ago

1873 - The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.

Events147 years ago

1875 - Vltava, composed by Czech composer Bedřich Smetana and also known by its German name Die Moldau, premiered in Prague.

Events145 years ago

1887 - Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States.

Events133 years ago

1905 - In India, an earthquake hits the Kangra Valley, killing 20,000, and destroying most buildings in Kangra, McLeod Ganj and Dharamshala.

Events115 years ago

1913 - First Balkan War: Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot to die in the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.

Events107 years ago

1925 - The Schutzstaffel (SS) is founded under Adolf Hitler's Nazi party in Germany.

Events95 years ago

1933 - U.S. Navy airship USS Akron is wrecked off the New Jersey coast due to severe weather.

Events87 years ago

1939 - Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.

Events81 years ago

1945 - World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: American troops capture Kassel.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Soviet troops liberate Hungary from German occupation and occupy the country itself.

Events75 years ago

1949 - Cold War: Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Events71 years ago

1958 - The CND peace symbol is displayed in public for the first time in London.

Events62 years ago

1960 - France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union of Senegal and French Sudan.

Events60 years ago

1964 - The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

Events56 years ago

1965 - The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft is unveiled.

Events55 years ago

1967 - Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in New York City's Riverside Church.

Events53 years ago

1968 - Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

Events52 years ago

1968 - Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.

Events52 years ago

1968 - A.E.K. Athens B.C. becomes the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.

Events52 years ago

1969 - Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.

Events51 years ago

1973 - The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City are officially dedicated.

Events47 years ago

1973 - A Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, dubbed the Hanoi Taxi, makes the last flight of Operation Homecoming.

Events47 years ago

1975 - Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Events45 years ago

1975 - Vietnam War: A United States Air Force Lockheed C-5A Galaxy transporting orphans, crashes near Saigon, South Vietnam shortly after takeoff, killing 172 people.

Events45 years ago

1979 - Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.

Events41 years ago

1981 - Iran–Iraq War: The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force mounts an attack on H-3 Airbase and destroys about 50 Iraqi aircraft.

Events39 years ago
Events37 years ago

1984 - President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.

Events36 years ago

1988 - Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.

Events32 years ago

1991 - Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their airplane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.

Events29 years ago

1991 - The current flag of Hong Kong is adopted for post-colonial Hong Kong during the Third Session of the Seventh National People's Congress.

Events29 years ago

1994 - Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name Mosaic Communications Corporation.

Events26 years ago

1996 - Comet Hyakutake is imaged by the USA Asteroid Orbiter Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous.

Events24 years ago

2002 - The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.

Events18 years ago

2009 - France returns to being a member of NATO.

Events11 years ago

2013 - More than 70 people are killed in a building collapse in Thane, India.

Events7 years ago

Births

188 - Caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217)

Births
Births584 years ago

1490 - Vojtěch I of Pernstein, Bohemian nobleman (d. 1534)

Births530 years ago

1492 - Ambrosius Blarer, German-Swiss theologian and reformer (d. 1564)

Births528 years ago

1572 - William Strachey, English author (d. 1621)

Births448 years ago

1586 - Richard Saltonstall, English diplomat (d. 1661)

Births434 years ago

1593 - Edward Nicholas, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1669)

Births427 years ago

1640 - Gaspar Sanz, Spanish guitarist, composer, and priest (d. 1710)

Births380 years ago

1646 - Antoine Galland, French orientalist and archaeologist (d. 1715)

Births374 years ago

1648 - Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-English sculptor (d. 1721)

Births372 years ago

1676 - Giuseppe Maria Orlandini, Italian composer (d. 1760)

Births344 years ago

1688 - Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer and cartographer (d. 1768)

Births332 years ago

1718 - Benjamin Kennicott, English theologian and scholar (d. 1783)

Births302 years ago

1752 - Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer (d. 1837)

Births268 years ago

1760 - Juan Manuel Olivares, Venezuelan organist and composer (d. 1797)

Births260 years ago

1762 - Stephen Storace, English actor and composer (d. 1796)

Births258 years ago

1772 - Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement (d. 1810)

Births248 years ago

1780 - Edward Hicks, American minister and painter (d. 1849)

Births240 years ago

1785 - Bettina von Arnim, German author, illustrator, and composer (d. 1859)

Births235 years ago

1792 - Thaddeus Stevens, American lawyer and politician (d. 1868)

Births228 years ago

1802 - Dorothea Dix, American nurse and activist (d. 1887)

Births218 years ago

1818 - Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American author and poet (d. 1883)

Births202 years ago
Births201 years ago

1821 - Linus Yale, Jr., American engineer and businessman (d. 1868)

Births199 years ago

1826 - Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer, invented the Gramme machine (d. 1901)

Births194 years ago

1829 - Owen Suffolk, Australian bushranger, poet, confidence-man and author

Births191 years ago

1835 - John Hughlings Jackson, English physician and neurologist (d. 1911)

Births185 years ago

1842 - Édouard Lucas, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1891)

Births178 years ago

1843 - William Henry Jackson, American painter and photographer (d. 1942)

Births177 years ago

1846 - Comte de Lautréamont, Uruguayan-French poet and educator (d. 1870)

Births174 years ago

1851 - James Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy, Irish lawyer and politician (d. 1931)

Births169 years ago

1853 - Remy de Gourmont, French poet, novelist, and critic (d. 1915)

Births167 years ago

1868 - Philippa Fawcett, English mathematician and educator (d. 1948)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Mary Colter, American architect, designed the Desert View Watchtower (d. 1958)

Births151 years ago

1875 - Pierre Monteux, Sephardic Jewish French-American viola player and conductor (d. 1964)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Maurice de Vlaminck, French painter and poet (d. 1958)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Stylianos Lykoudis, Greek admiral and historian (d. 1958)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Gustav Goßler, German rower (d. 1940)

Births141 years ago

1884 - James Alberione, Italian priest, founded the Society of St. Paul (d. 1971)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral (d. 1943)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Frank Luther Mott, American historian and journalist (d. 1964)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Tris Speaker, American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish historian and academic (d. 1975)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Makhanlal Chaturvedi, Indian journalist, poet, and playwright (d. 1968)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Italo Mus, Italian painter (d. 1967)

Births128 years ago

1895 - Arthur Murray, American dancer and educator (d. 1991)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Robert E. Sherwood, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1955)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Pierre Fresnay, French actor and screenwriter (d. 1975)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Hillel Oppenheimer, German-Israeli botanist and academic (d. 1971)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, French journalist and author (d. 1969)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Stanley G. Weinbaum, American author and poet (d. 1935)

Births118 years ago

1905 - Eugène Bozza, French composer and conductor (d. 1991)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Erika Nõva, Estonian architect and engineer (d. 1987)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Bea Benaderet, Turkish-Jewish Irish-American television, radio, and voice actress (d. 1968)

Births114 years ago

1906 - John Cameron Swayze, American journalist (d. 1995)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Robert Askin, Australian sergeant and politician, 32nd Premier of New South Wales (d. 1981)

Births113 years ago

1910 - Đặng Văn Ngữ, Vietnamese physician and academic (d. 1967)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Dave Brown, Australian rugby league player (d. 1974)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Rosemary Lane, American actress and singer (d. 1974)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Frances Langford, American actress and singer (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Jules Léger, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (d. 1980)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Muddy Waters, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Richard Coogan, American actor (d. 2014)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Marguerite Duras, French novelist, screenwriter, and director (d. 1996)

Births106 years ago

1914 - David W. Goodall, Australian ecologist and botanist (d. 2018)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Louis Archambault, Canadian sculptor (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Nikola Ljubičić, Serbian general and politician, 10th President of Serbia (d. 2005)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Mickey Owen, American baseball player and coach (d. 2005)

Births104 years ago

1916 - David White, American actor (d. 1990)

Births104 years ago

1918 - George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, English soldier and politician, Leader of the House of Lords (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Orunamamu, American-Canadian author and educator (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Ignatius IV of Antioch, Greek patriarch (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Elizabeth Wilson, American actress (d. 2015)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Elmer Bernstein, American composer and conductor (d. 2004)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Peter Vaughan, English actor (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Gene Reynolds, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter

Births97 years ago

1924 - Bob Christie, American race car driver (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (d. 1972)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Dettmar Cramer, German footballer and manager (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Frank Truitt, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Claude Wagner, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1979)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Emmett Williams, American poet and author (d. 2007)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and activist (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Ronnie Masterson, Irish actress (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Joe Orlando, Italian-American author and illustrator (d. 1998)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Maya Angelou, American memoirist and poet (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Estelle Harris, American actress and comedian

Births92 years ago

1928 - Jimmy Logan, Scottish actor, director, and producer (d. 2001)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Monty Norman, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births92 years ago

1929 - Humbert Allen Astredo, American actor (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Netty Herawaty, Indonesian actress (d. 1989)

Births90 years ago

1931 - James Dickens, English politician (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence officer

Births89 years ago

1931 - Catherine Tizard, New Zealand politician, 16th Governor-General of New Zealand

Births89 years ago

1932 - Clive Davis, American record producer, founded Arista Records and J Records

Births88 years ago

1932 - Richard Lugar, American lieutenant and politician, 44th Mayor of Indianapolis (d. 2019)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Anthony Perkins, American actor (d. 1992)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Johanna Reiss, Dutch-American author

Births88 years ago

1932 - Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian director and producer (d. 1986)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Bill France, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Brian Hewson, English runner

Births87 years ago

1933 - Bapu Nadkarni, Indian cricketer

Births87 years ago

1934 - Helen Hanft, American actress (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Kronid Lyubarsky, Russian journalist and activist (d. 1996)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Geoff Braybrooke, English-New Zealand soldier and politician (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Kenneth Mars, American actor and comedian (d. 2011)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Trevor Griffiths, English playwright and educator

Births85 years ago

1938 - A. Bartlett Giamatti, American businessman and academic (d. 1989)

Births82 years ago

1939 - JoAnne Carner, American golfer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Darlene Hooley, American educator and politician

Births81 years ago

1939 - Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer (d. 2018)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Richard Attwood, English race car driver

Births80 years ago

1940 - Sharon Sheeley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2002)

Births80 years ago

1942 - Jim Fregosi, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Kitty Kelley, American journalist and biographer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Elizabeth Levy, American author

Births78 years ago

1944 - Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Mary Kenny, Irish journalist, author, and playwright

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bob McDill, American country music songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Craig T. Nelson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Nelson Prudêncio, Brazilian triple jumper and educator (d. 2012)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Toktamış Ateş, Turkish academician, political commentator, columnist and writer (d. 2013)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Daniel Cohn-Bendit, French-German educator and politician

Births75 years ago

1945 - Caroline McWilliams, American actress (d. 2010)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Colin Coates, Australian speed skater

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dave Hill, English guitarist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Katsuaki Satō, Japanese martial artist and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - György Spiró, Hungarian author and playwright

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bubba Wyche, American football player and coach

Births74 years ago

1947 - Wiranto, Indonesian general and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Ray Fosse, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births73 years ago

1947 - Eliseo Soriano, Filipino minister and television host

Births73 years ago

1948 - Abdullah Öcalan, Turkish activist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Berry Oakley, American bass player (d. 1972)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Richard Parsons, American lawyer and businessman

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dan Simmons, American author

Births72 years ago

1948 - Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Pick Withers, English drummer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican-American singer (d. 1999)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese-American mathematician and academic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Christine Lahti, American actress and director

Births70 years ago

1951 - John Hannah, American football player and coach

Births69 years ago

1952 - Rosemarie Ackermann, German high jumper

Births68 years ago

1952 - Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2010)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gregg Hansford, Australian race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1995)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Cherie Lunghi, English actress and dancer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Karen Magnussen, Canadian figure skater and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gary Moore, Northern Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2011)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Villy Søvndal, Danish educator and politician, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births68 years ago

1953 - Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Henry Fotheringham, South African cricketer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Simcha Jacobovici, Canadian director, producer, journalist, and author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Sammy Wilson, Northern Irish politician, 31st Lord Mayor of Belfast

Births67 years ago

1953 - Chen Yi, Chinese violinist and composer

Births67 years ago

1956 - Evelyn Hart, Canadian ballerina

Births64 years ago

1956 - Tom Herr, American baseball player and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - David E. Kelley, American screenwriter and producer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Paul Downton, English cricketer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish director, producer, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Graeme Kelling, Scottish guitarist (d. 2004)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese singer and trumpet player

Births63 years ago

1958 - Peter Baltes, German bass player

Births62 years ago

1958 - Cazuza, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 1990)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Rodney Eade, Australian footballer and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Phil Morris, American actor and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jonathan Agnew, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jane Eaglen, English soprano

Births60 years ago

1960 - Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-Australian actor and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Godknows Igali, Nigerian diplomat, civil servant and technocrat

Births60 years ago

1961 - Hildi Santo-Tomas, American interior decorator

Births59 years ago

1962 - Craig Adams, English bass player and songwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Kailasho Devi, Indian social worker and politician

Births58 years ago

1963 - A. Michael Baldwin, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jack Del Rio, American football player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jane McDonald, English singer and broadcaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - Graham Norton, Irish actor and talk show host

Births57 years ago

1964 - Branco, Brazilian footballer and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dr. Chud, American drummer and singer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Anthony Clark, American actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - David Cross, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Đặng Thân, Vietnamese writer and poet

Births56 years ago

1965 - Vinny Burns, English guitarist and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Robert Downey Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Nancy McKeon, American actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mike Starr, American bass player (d. 2011)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Christos Tsekos, Greek basketball player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Edith Masai, Kenyan-German runner

Births53 years ago

1967 - George Mavrotas, Greek water polo player and politician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jesús Rollán, Spanish water polo player (d. 2006)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Piotr Anderszewski, Polish pianist and composer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Karren Brady, English journalist and businesswoman

Births51 years ago

1970 - Georgios Amanatidis, Greek footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Greg Garcia, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Barry Pepper, Canadian actor and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jason Stoltenberg, Australian tennis player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Yelena Yelesina, Russian high jumper

Births50 years ago

1971 - Yanic Perreault, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Josh Todd, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Malik Yusef, American actor, producer, and poet

Births49 years ago

1971 - John Zandig, American wrestler and promoter

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jim Dymock, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jill Scott, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish bass player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Chris Banks, American football player (d. 2014)

Births47 years ago

1973 - David Blaine, American magician and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Peter Hoekstra, Dutch footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Kelly Price, American singer-songwriter

Births47 years ago

1975 - Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman

Births45 years ago

1975 - Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish skier

Births45 years ago

1975 - Joyce Giraud, Puerto Rican-American model, television actress and producer, Miss Puerto Rico 1994

Births45 years ago

1975 - Pamela Ribon, American actress, screenwriter, and author

Births45 years ago

1975 - Miranda Lee Richards, American singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Scott Rolen, American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Kevin Weekes, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1976 - Nathan Blacklock, Australian rugby player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sébastien Enjolras, French race car driver (d. 1997)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Emerson Ferreira da Rosa, Brazilian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - James Roday, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births44 years ago

1977 - Stephan Bonnar, American mixed martial artist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Keith Bulluck, American football player and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1977 - Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Stephen Mulhern, English magician and television host

Births43 years ago

1977 - Omarr Smith, American football player and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jason Ellison, American baseball player and scout

Births42 years ago

1978 - Alan Mahon, Irish footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Heath Ledger, Australian actor (d. 2008)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Natasha Lyonne, American actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Andy McKee, American guitarist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Johnny Borrell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Trevor Moore, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Eric Steinbach, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver

Births40 years ago

1981 - Currensy, American rapper

Births39 years ago

1981 - Eduardo Luís Carloto, Brazilian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Casey Daigle, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Anna Pyatykh, Russian triple jumper

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ned Vizzini, American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births39 years ago

1982 - Justin Cook, American voice actor and producer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Magnus Lindgren, Swedish chef (d. 2012)

Births38 years ago

1983 - Evgeny Artyukhin, Russian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Eric Andre, American comedian

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ben Gordon, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Doug Lynch, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Natalie Pike, Scottish-English model and actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Amanda Righetti, American actress

Births37 years ago

1984 - Sean May, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian swimmer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dudi Sela, Israeli tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ricardo Vilar, Brazilian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Eunhyuk, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Cameron Barker, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Maurice Manificat, French skier

Births34 years ago

1986 - Aiden McGeady, Scottish-born Irish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Alexander Tettey, Norwegian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Sami Khedira, German footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - McDonald Mariga, Kenyan footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Cameron Maybin, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Marcos Vellidis, Greek footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress

Births33 years ago

1988 - Frank Fielding, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Vurnon Anita, Dutch footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Steven Finn, English cricketer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Chris Herd, Australian footballer

Births31 years ago

1991 - Yui Koike, Japanese singer and actress

Births29 years ago

1991 - Justin O'Neill, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress and singer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Marlon Stöckinger, Filipino race car driver

Births29 years ago

1992 - Lucy May Barker, English actress and singer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Christina Metaxa, Cypriot singer-songwriter

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ricky Dillon, American youtuber and singer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Samir Carruthers, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Frank Kaminsky, American basketball player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Shunsuke Nishikawa, Japanese actor

Births26 years ago

1994 - Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer and actress

Births26 years ago

1996 - Austin Mahone, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births24 years ago
Births8 years ago

Deaths

397 - Ambrose, Roman archbishop and saint (b. 338)

Deaths

636 - Isidore of Seville, Spanish archbishop and saint (b. 560)

Deaths

814 - Plato of Sakkoudion, Byzantine monk and saint (b. 735)

Deaths

896 - Formosus, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 816)

Deaths

911 - Liu Yin, Chinese warlord and governor (b. 874)

Deaths

931 - Kong Xun, Chinese official and governor (b. 884)

Deaths

968 - Abu Firas al-Hamdani, Arab prince and poet (b. 932)

Deaths

991 - Reginold, bishop of Eichstätt

Deaths

1284 - Alfonso X, king of Castile and León (b. 1221)

Deaths736 years ago

1292 - Nicholas IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1227)

Deaths728 years ago

1406 - Robert III, king of Scotland (b.1337)

Deaths614 years ago
Deaths537 years ago
Deaths484 years ago

1538 - Elena Glinskaya, Grand Princess and regent of Russia

Deaths482 years ago

1588 - Frederick II, king of Denmark and Norway (b. 1534)

Deaths432 years ago
Deaths424 years ago

1609 - Carolus Clusius, Flemish botanist, mycologist, and academic (b. 1526)

Deaths411 years ago

1617 - John Napier, Scottish mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1550)

Deaths403 years ago

1643 - Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1583)

Deaths377 years ago

1661 - Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven, Scottish field marshal (b. 1580)

Deaths359 years ago

1743 - Daniel Neal, English historian and author (b. 1678)

Deaths277 years ago

1761 - Théodore Gardelle, Swiss painter (b. 1722)

Deaths259 years ago

1766 - John Taylor, English librarian and scholar (b. 1704)

Deaths254 years ago

1774 - Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist, playwright and poet (b. 1728)

Deaths246 years ago

1792 - James Sykes, American lawyer and politician (b. 1725)

Deaths228 years ago

1807 - Jérôme Lalande, French astronomer and academic (b. 1732)

Deaths213 years ago

1817 - André Masséna, French general (b. 1758)

Deaths203 years ago

1841 - William Henry Harrison, American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (b. 1773)

Deaths179 years ago

1846 - Solomon Sibley, American lawyer and politician, 1st Mayor of Detroit (b. 1769)

Deaths174 years ago

1861 - John McLean, American jurist and politician, 6th United States Postmaster General (b. 1785)

Deaths159 years ago

1863 - Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (b. 1790)

Deaths157 years ago

1864 - Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American commander and paleontologist (b. 1808)

Deaths156 years ago

1870 - Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (b. 1802)

Deaths150 years ago

1874 - Charles Ernest Beulé, French archaeologist and politician (b. 1826)

Deaths146 years ago

1875 - Karl Mauch, German geographer and explorer (b. 1837)

Deaths145 years ago

1878 - Richard M. Brewer, American criminal (b. 1850)

Deaths142 years ago

1879 - Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist and meteorologist (b. 1803)

Deaths141 years ago

1883 - Peter Cooper, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (b. 1791)

Deaths137 years ago

1890 - Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Quebec (b. 1820)

Deaths130 years ago

1890 - Edmond Hébert, French geologist and academic (b. 1812)

Deaths130 years ago

1912 - Charles Brantley Aycock, American lawyer and politician, 50th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1859)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Isaac K. Funk, American minister, lexicographer, and publisher, co-founded Funk & Wagnalls (b. 1839)

Deaths108 years ago

1919 - William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (b. 1832)

Deaths101 years ago

1919 - Francisco Marto, Portuguese saint (b. 1908)

Deaths101 years ago

1923 - John Venn, English mathematician and philosopher, created the Venn diagram (b. 1834)

Deaths97 years ago

1929 - Karl Benz, German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (b. 1844)

Deaths91 years ago

1931 - André Michelin, French businessman, co-founded the Michelin Tyre Company (b. 1853)

Deaths89 years ago

1932 - Wilhelm Ostwald, Latvian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author and educator (b. 1842)

Deaths87 years ago

1941 - Emine Nazikedâ Kadınefendi, the first wife and chief consort of Sultan Mehmed VI (b. 1866)

Deaths79 years ago
Deaths69 years ago
Deaths67 years ago

1957 - E. Herbert Norman, Canadian historian and diplomat (b. 1909)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Johnny Stompanato, American soldier and bodyguard (b. 1925)

Deaths62 years ago

1961 - Harald Riipalu, Estonian military commander (b. 1912)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Simion Stoilow, Romanian mathematician and academic (b. 1873)

Deaths59 years ago

1967 - Al Lewis, American songwriter (b. 1901)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1898)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Martin Luther King Jr., American minister and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1929)

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American pastor and politician (b. 1908)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Stefan Wolpe, German-American composer and academic (b. 1902)

Deaths48 years ago

1976 - Harry Nyquist, Swedish engineer and theorist (b. 1889)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Andrey Dikiy, Ukrainian-American journalist, historian, and politician (b. 1893)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 4th President of Pakistan (b. 1928)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Edgar Buchanan, American actor (b. 1903)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Red Sovine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1917)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Gloria Swanson, American actress (b. 1899)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Bernard Vukas, Croatian football player, played for 1953 FIFA's "Rest of the World" team against England at Wembley (b. 1927)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Oleg Antonov, Russian-Ukrainian engineer and businessman, founded Antonov (b. 1906)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Kate Roberts, Welsh author and activist (b. 1891)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - C. L. Moore, American author and academic (b. 1911)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan guru, poet, and scholar (b. 1939)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Sachchidananda Vatsyayan, Indian journalist and author (b. 1911)

Deaths33 years ago

1991 - Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (b. 1920)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Max Frisch, Swiss playwright and novelist (b. 1911)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - H. John Heinz III, American soldier and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Graham Ingels, American illustrator (b. 1915)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Yvette Brind'Amour, Canadian actress and director (b. 1918)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Jack Hamilton, Australian footballer (b. 1928)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Arthur Russell, American singer-songwriter and cellist (b. 1951)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Alfred Mosher Butts, American game designer, invented Scrabble (b. 1899)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Douglas Leopold, Canadian radio and television host (b. 1947)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Kenny Everett, English radio and television host (b. 1944)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Priscilla Lane, American actress (b. 1915)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Barney Ewell, American runner and long jumper (b. 1918)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Boone Guyton, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1913)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Leo Picard, German-Israeli geologist and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Alparslan Türkeş, Turkish colonel and politician, 39th Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1917)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Lucille Lortel, American actress, artistic director and producer (b. 1900)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Early Wynn, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1920)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Liisi Oterma, Finnish astronomer (b. 1915)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Ed Roth, American illustrator and engineer (b. 1932)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Maury Van Vliet, American-Canadian academic (b. 1913)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Anthony Caruso, American actor (b. 1916)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Briek Schotte, Belgian cyclist and coach (b. 1919)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Bob Clark, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Karen Spärck Jones, English computer scientist and academic (b. 1935)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Francis Tucker, South African race car driver (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Maxine Cooper, American actress, activist and photographer (b. 1924)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Scott Columbus, American drummer (b. 1956)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, and activist (b. 1958)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - A. Dean Byrd, American psychologist and academic (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Anne Karin Elstad, Norwegian author and educator (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Claude Miller, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dubravko Pavličić, Croatian footballer (b. 1967)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Roberto Rexach Benítez, American-Puerto Rican academic and politician, 10th President of the Senate of Puerto Rico (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Bengt Blomgren, Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Carmine Infantino, American illustrator (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tommy Tycho, Hungarian-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ian Walsh, Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Noboru Yamaguchi, Japanese author (b. 1972)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - İsmet Atlı, Turkish wrestler and trainer (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wayne Henderson, American trombonist and producer (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kumba Ialá, Bissau-Guinean soldier and politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1953)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Margo MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Curtis Bill Pepper, American journalist and author (b. 1917)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Muhammad Qutb, Egyptian author and academic (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jamaluddin Jarjis, Malaysian engineer and politician (b. 1951)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Donald N. Levine, American sociologist and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Klaus Rifbjerg, Danish author and poet (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress (b. 1930)

Deaths4 years ago

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