Holidays and observances

Cold Food Festival, held on April 4 if it is a leap year (China); and its related observances:

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Sham el-Nessim can fall, while May 9 is the latest; celebrated on Monday after the Orthodox Easter (Egypt)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

National Maritime Day is observed in India, in commemoration of the first voyage of SS Loyalty of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd. in 1919.

Holidays and observances

Events

Events

919 - The second Fatimid invasion of Egypt begins, when the Fatimid heir-apparent, al-Qa'im bi-Amr Allah, sets out from Raqqada at the head of his army.

Events

1081 - Alexios I Komnenos is crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, bringing the Komnenian dynasty to full power.

Events939 years ago

1242 - During the Battle on the Ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights.

Events778 years ago

1536 - Royal Entry of Charles V into Rome: The last Roman triumph.

Events484 years ago

1566 - Two hundred Dutch noblemen, led by Hendrick van Brederode, force themselves into the presence of Margaret of Parma and present the Petition of Compromise, denouncing the Spanish Inquisition in the Seventeen Provinces.

Events454 years ago

1609 - Daimyō (Lord) Shimazu Tadatsune of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.

Events411 years ago

1614 - In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe.

Events406 years ago

1621 - The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to England.

Events399 years ago
Events310 years ago

1722 - The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island.

Events298 years ago

1792 - United States President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.

Events228 years ago

1795 - Peace of Basel between France and Prussia is made.

Events225 years ago

1818 - In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement, led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín, win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.

Events202 years ago
Events158 years ago

1879 - Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.

Events141 years ago

1900 - Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in a script they call Linear B.

Events120 years ago

1904 - The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.

Events116 years ago

1915 - Boxing challenger Jess Willard knocks out Jack Johnson in Havana, Cuba to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World.

Events105 years ago

1922 - The American Birth Control League, forerunner of Planned Parenthood, is incorporated.

Events98 years ago

1932 - Dominion of Newfoundland: Ten thousand rioters seize the Colonial Building leading to the end of self-government.

Events88 years ago

1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs two executive orders: 6101 to establish the Civilian Conservation Corps, and 6102 "forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates" by U.S. citizens.

Events87 years ago
Events84 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy launches a carrier-based air attack on Colombo, Ceylon during the Indian Ocean raid. Port and civilian facilities are damaged and the Royal Navy cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire are sunk southwest of the island.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: American bomber aircraft accidentally cause more than 900 civilian deaths, including 209 children, and 1,300 wounded among the civilian population of the Belgian town of Mortsel. Their target was the Erla factory one kilometer from the residential area hit.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: Two hundred seventy inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.

Events76 years ago

1945 - Cold War: Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito signs an agreement with the Soviet Union to allow "temporary entry of Soviet troops into Yugoslav territory".

Events75 years ago

1946 - Soviet troops end their year-long occupation of the Danish island of Bornholm.

Events74 years ago

1949 - A fire in a hospital in Effingham, Illinois, kills 77 people and leads to nationwide fire code improvements in the United States.

Events71 years ago

1951 - Cold War: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union.

Events69 years ago
Events64 years ago

1956 - In Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna win the general elections in a landslide and S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike is sworn in as the Prime Minister of Ceylon.

Events64 years ago

1957 - In India, Communists win the first elections in united Kerala and E. M. S. Namboodiripad is sworn in as the first Chief Minister.

Events63 years ago

1958 - Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.

Events62 years ago

1969 - Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.

Events51 years ago

1971 - In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches a revolt against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

Events49 years ago
Events44 years ago

1977 - The US Supreme Court rules that congressional legislation that diminished the size of the Sioux people's reservation thereby destroyed the tribe's jurisdictional authority over the area in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Kneip.

Events43 years ago

1986 - Three people are killed in the bombing of the La Belle discotheque in West Berlin, Germany.

Events34 years ago

1991 - An ASA EMB 120 crashes in Brunswick, Georgia, killing all 23 aboard including Sen. John Tower and astronaut Sonny Carter.

Events29 years ago

1992 - Alberto Fujimori, president of Peru, dissolves the Peruvian congress by military force.

Events28 years ago

1992 - Peace protesters Suada Dilberovic and Olga Sučić are killed on the Vrbanja Bridge in Sarajevo, becoming the first casualties of the Bosnian War.

Events28 years ago

1998 - In Japan, the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge opens to traffic, becoming the longest bridge span in the world.

Events22 years ago

1999 - Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.

Events21 years ago

2000 - 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence: Four Galatasaray fans are arrested for the stabbings to death of two Leeds United fans.

Events20 years ago

2009 - North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks.

Events11 years ago

2010 - Twenty-nine coal miners are killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia.

Events10 years ago

Births

Births850 years ago

1219 - Wonjong of Goryeo, 24th ruler of Goryeo (d. 1274)

Births801 years ago

1279 - Al-Nuwayri, Egyptian Muslim historian (d. 1333)

Births741 years ago

1288 - Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)

Births732 years ago
Births705 years ago
Births655 years ago
Births548 years ago

1498 - Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Italian condottiero (d. 1526)

Births522 years ago

1508 - Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Italian noble (d. 1559)

Births512 years ago

1514 - Joachim Mörlin, German bishop (d. 1571)

Births506 years ago

1521 - Francesco Laparelli, Italian architect (d. 1570)

Births499 years ago

1523 - Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer and diplomat (d. 1596)

Births497 years ago

1533 - Giulio della Rovere, Italian Catholic Cardinal (d. 1578)

Births487 years ago

1539 - George Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1603)

Births481 years ago
Births471 years ago

1568 - Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644)

Births452 years ago

1588 - Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (d. 1679)

Births432 years ago

1591 - Frederick Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (d. 1634)

Births429 years ago

1595 - John Wilson, English composer and educator (d. 1674)

Births425 years ago

1604 - Charles IV (d. 1675)

Births416 years ago

1616 - Frederick, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (d. 1661)

Births404 years ago

1622 - Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (d. 1703)

Births398 years ago

1649 - Elihu Yale, American-English merchant and philanthropist (d. 1721)

Births371 years ago

1656 - Nikita Demidov, Russian industrialist (d. 1725)

Births364 years ago

1664 - Élisabeth Thérèse de Lorraine, French noblewoman and Princess of Epinoy (d. 1748)

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Births329 years ago

1692 - Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (d. 1730)

Births328 years ago

1719 - Axel von Fersen the Elder, Swedish field marshal and politician, Lord Marshal of Sweden (d. 1794)

Births301 years ago

1726 - Benjamin Harrison V, American politician, planter and merchant (d. 1791)

Births294 years ago

1727 - Pasquale Anfossi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1797)

Births293 years ago

1729 - Frederick Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1809)

Births291 years ago

1730 - Jean Baptiste Seroux d'Agincourt, French archaeologist and historian (d. 1814)

Births290 years ago

1732 - Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter and etcher (d. 1806)

Births288 years ago

1735 - Franziskus Herzan von Harras, Czech Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1804)

Births285 years ago

1739 - Philemon Dickinson, American lawyer and politician (d. 1809)

Births281 years ago

1752 - Sébastien Érard, French instrument maker (d. 1831)

Births268 years ago

1761 - Sybil Ludington, American heroine of the American Revolutionary War (d. 1839)

Births259 years ago

1769 - Sir Thomas Hardy, 1st Baronet, English admiral (d. 1839)

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Births247 years ago

1777 - Marie Jules César Savigny, French zoologist (d. 1851)

Births243 years ago

1782 - Wincenty Krasiński, Polish nobleman (d. 1858)

Births238 years ago

1784 - Louis Spohr, German violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1859)

Births236 years ago

1788 - Franz Pforr, German painter (d. 1812)

Births232 years ago

1793 - Casimir Delavigne, French poet and dramatist (d. 1843)

Births227 years ago

1793 - Felix de Muelenaere, Belgian politician (d. 1862)

Births227 years ago

1795 - Henry Havelock, British general (d. 1857)

Births225 years ago

1799 - Jacques Denys Choisy, Swiss clergyman and botanist (d. 1859)

Births221 years ago

1801 - Félix Dujardin, French biologist (d. 1860)

Births219 years ago

1801 - Vincenzo Gioberti, Italian philosopher, publicist and politician (d. 1852)

Births219 years ago

1804 - Matthias Jakob Schleiden, German botanist (d. 1881)

Births216 years ago

1809 - Karl Felix Halm, German scholar and critic (d. 1882)

Births211 years ago

1810 - Sir Henry Rawlinson, British East India Company army officer and politician (d. 1895)

Births210 years ago

1811 - Jules Dupré, French painter (d. 1889)

Births209 years ago

1814 - Felix Lichnowsky, Czech soldier and politician (d. 1848)

Births206 years ago

1822 - Émile Louis Victor de Laveleye, Belgian economist (d. 1892)

Births198 years ago

1827 - Joseph Lister, English surgeon and academic (d. 1912)

Births193 years ago

1832 - Jules Ferry, French lawyer and politician, 44th Prime Minister of France (d. 1893)

Births188 years ago

1834 - Prentice Mulford, American humorist and author (d. 1891)

Births186 years ago

1834 - Wilhelm Olbers Focke, German medical doctor and botanist (d. 1922)

Births186 years ago

1834 - Frank R. Stockton, American writer and humorist (d. 1902)

Births186 years ago

1835 - Vítězslav Hálek, Czech poet, writer, journalist, dramatist and theatre critic. (d. 1874)

Births185 years ago

1837 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic (d. 1909)

Births183 years ago

1839 - Robert Smalls, African-American ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician (d. 1915)

Births181 years ago

1840 - Ghazaros Aghayan, Armenian historian and linguist (d. 1911)

Births180 years ago

1842 - Hans Hildebrand, Swedish archaeologist (d. 1913)

Births178 years ago

1845 - Friedrich Sigmund Merkel, German anatomist and histopathologist (d. 1919)

Births175 years ago

1845 - Jules Cambon, French diplomat (d. 1935)

Births175 years ago

1846 - Sigmund Exner, Austrian physiologist (d. 1926)

Births174 years ago

1846 - Henry Wellesley, British peer and politician (d. 1900)

Births174 years ago

1848 - Thure de Thulstrup, American illustrator (d. 1930)

Births172 years ago

1848 - Ulrich Wille, Swiss army general (d. 1925)

Births172 years ago

1850 - Enrico Mazzanti, Italian engineer and cartoonist (d. 1910)

Births170 years ago

1852 - Émile Billard, French sailor (d. 1930)

Births168 years ago

1852 - Walter W. Winans, American marksman and sculptor (d. 1920)

Births168 years ago

1852 - Franz Eckert, German composer and musician (d. 1916)

Births168 years ago

1856 - Booker T. Washington, African-American educator, essayist and historian (d. 1915)

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Births163 years ago

1858 - Washington Atlee Burpee, Canadian businessman, founded Burpee Seeds (d. 1915)

Births162 years ago

1859 - Reinhold Seeberg, German theologian (d. 1935)

Births161 years ago

1860 - Harry S. Barlow, British tennis player (d. 1917)

Births160 years ago

1862 - Louis Ganne, French conductor (d. 1923)

Births158 years ago

1862 - Leo Stern, English cellist (d. 1904)

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1867 - Ernest Lewis, British tennis player (d. 1930)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Sergey Chaplygin, Russian physicist, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1942)

Births151 years ago

1869 - Albert Roussel, French composer (d. 1937)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Motobu Chōki, Japanese karateka (d. 1944)

Births150 years ago

1871 - Stanisław Grabski, Polish economist and politician (d. 1949)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Samuel Cate Prescott, American microbiologist and chemist (d. 1962)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Joseph Rheden, Austrian astronomer (d. 1946)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Emmanuel Célestin Suhard, French Cardinal of the Catholic Church (d. 1949)

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Births146 years ago

1878 - Albert Champion, French cyclist (d. 1927)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Georg Misch, German philosopher (d. 1965)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Paul Weinstein, German high jumper (d. 1964)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Arthur Berriedale Keith, Scottish lawyer (d. 1944)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Nikolaus zu Dohna-Schlodien, German naval officer and author (d. 1956)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Eric Carlberg, Swedish Army officer, diplomat, shooter, fencer and modern pentathlete (d. 1963)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Vilhelm Carlberg, Swedish Army officer and shooter (d. 1970)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Song Jiaoren, Chinese revolutionary (d. 1913)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Natalia Sedova, 2nd wife of Leon Trotsky (d. 1962)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Walter Huston, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1950)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Ion Inculeț, Bessarabian academic and politician, President of Moldova (d. 1940)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Dimitrie Cuclin, Romanian composer (d. 1978)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Gotthelf Bergsträsser, German linguist (d. 1933)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Frederick Lindemann, British physicist (d. 1957)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Gustavo Jiménez, Peruvian colonel and politician, 73rd President of Peru (d. 1933)

Births134 years ago

1887 - William Cowhig, British gymnast (d. 1964)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Vicente Ferreira Pastinha, Brazilian martial artist (d. 1981)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Karl Kirk, Danish gymnast (d. 1955)

Births130 years ago

1890 - William Moore, British track and field athlete (d. 1956)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Arnold Jackson, English runner, soldier, and lawyer (d. 1972)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Laura Vicuña, Chilean nun (d. 1904)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Raymond Bonney, American ice hockey player (d. 1964)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Frithjof Andersen, Norwegian wrestler (d. 1975)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (d. 1973)

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1894 - Lawrence Dale Bell, American industrialist and founder of Bell Aircraft Corporation (d. 1956)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Hans Hüttig, German SS officer (d. 1980)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Carl Rudolf Florin, Swedish botanist (d. 1965)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Mike O'Dowd, American boxer (d. 1957)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Einar Lundborg, Swedish aviator (d. 1931)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Hans Schuberth, German politician (d. 1976)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Alfred Blalock, American surgeon and academic (d. 1964)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Herbert Bayer, Austrian-American graphic designer, painter, and photographer (d. 1985)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Roman Steinberg, Estonian wrestler (d. 1928)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Spencer Tracy, American actor (d. 1967)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Curt Bois, German actor (d. 1991)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Chester Bowles, American diplomat and ambassador (d. 1986)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Melvyn Douglas, American actor (d. 1981)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Doggie Julian, American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach (d. 1967)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian-American rabbi (d. 1994)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Marion Aye, American actress (d. 1951)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Richard Eberhart, American poet and academic (d. 2005)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Albert Charles Smith, American botanist (d. 1999)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Fernando Germani, Italian organist (d. 1998)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Ted Morgan, New Zealand boxer (d. 1952)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Sanya Dharmasakti, Thai jurist (d. 2002)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Bette Davis, American actress (d. 1989)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Kurt Neumann, German director (d. 1958)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of India (d. 1986)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor and manager (d. 1989)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer, co-founded Eon Productions (d. 1996)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Giacomo Gentilomo, Italian film director and painter (d. 2001)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Károly Sós, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1991)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Erwin Wegner, German hurdler (d. 1945)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Sven Andersson, Swedish politician (d. 1987)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Oronzo Pugliese, Italian football manager (d. 1990)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Hedi Amara Nouira, Tunisian politician (d. 1993)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Johnny Revolta, American golfer (d. 1991)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Jehan Buhan, French fencer (d. 1999)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Habib Elghanian, Iranian businessman (d. 1979)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Antonio Ferri, Italian scientist (d. 1975)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (d. 2000)

Births108 years ago

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

Births108 years ago

1912 - John Le Mesurier, English actor (d. 1983)

Births108 years ago

1912 - István Örkény, Hungarian author and playwright (d. 1979)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Bill Roberts, English sprinter and soldier (d. 2001)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Antoni Clavé, Catalan artist (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Nicolas Grunitzky, 2nd President of Togo (d. 1969)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Ruth Smith, Faroese artist (d. 1958)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Felice Borel, Italian footballer (d. 1993)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Gregory Peck, American actor, political activist, and producer (d. 2003)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Robert Bloch, American author (d. 1994)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Frans Gommers, Belgian footballer (d. 1996)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Lester James Peries, Sri Lankan director, screenwriter, and producer (d. 2018)

Births101 years ago
Births100 years ago

1920 - Arthur Hailey, English-Canadian soldier and author (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Alfonso Thiele, Turkish-Italian race car driver (d. 1986)

Births100 years ago

1920 - John Willem Gran, Swedish bishop (d. 2008)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Christopher Hewett, English actor and theatre director (d. 2001)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Tom Finney, English footballer (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Harry Freedman, Polish-Canadian horn player, composer, and educator (d. 2005)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Andy Linden, American race car driver (d. 1987)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Gale Storm, American actress and singer (d. 2009)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Ernest Mandel, German-born Belgian Marxist economist, Trotskyist activist and theorist (d. 1995)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Michael V. Gazzo, American actor (d. 1995)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Vietnamese general and politician, 5th President of South Vietnam (d. 2001)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Igor Borisov, Soviet rower (d. before 2005)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Janet Rowley, American human geneticist (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Pierre Nihant, Belgian cyclist (d. 1993)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Roger Corman, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births94 years ago

1926 - Liang Yusheng, Chinese writer (d. 2009)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Thanin Kraivichien, Thai lawyer and politician

Births93 years ago

1927 - Arne Hoel, Norwegian ski jumper (d. 2006)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Enzo Cannavale, Italian actor (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Tony Williams, American singer (d. 1992)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Hugo Claus, Belgian author, poet, and painter (d. 2008)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ivar Giaever, Norwegian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births91 years ago

1929 - Nigel Hawthorne, English actor and producer (d. 2001)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Joe Meek, English songwriter and producer (d. 1967)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Mahmoud Mollaghasemi, Iranian wrestler

Births91 years ago

1930 - Mary Costa, American singer and actress

Births90 years ago

1930 - Pierre Lhomme, French director of photography

Births90 years ago

1931 - Jack Clement, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Héctor Olivera, Argentine director, producer and screenwriter

Births89 years ago

1933 - Feridun Buğeker, Turkish footballer (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Frank Gorshin, American actor (d. 2005)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Barbara Holland, American author (d. 2010)

Births87 years ago

1933 - K. Kailasapathy, Sri Lankan journalist and academic (d. 1982)

Births87 years ago

1934 - John Carey, English author and critic

Births86 years ago

1934 - Roman Herzog, German lawyer and politician, 7th President of Germany (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Moise Safra, Brazilian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Banco Safra (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Stanley Turrentine, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2000)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Giovanni Cianfriglia, Italian actor

Births85 years ago

1935 - Peter Grant, English talent manager (d. 1995)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Donald Lynden-Bell, English astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 2018)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Frank Schepke, German rower (d. 2017)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Ronnie Bucknum, American race car driver (d. 1992)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Glenn Jordan, American director and producer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Dragoljub Minić, Yugoslavian chess Grandmaster (d. 2005)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Joseph Lelyveld, American journalist and author

Births83 years ago

1937 - Jean-Pierre Petit, French scientist

Births83 years ago

1937 - Colin Powell, American general and politician, 65th United States Secretary of State

Births83 years ago

1937 - Andrzej Schinzel, Polish mathematician

Births83 years ago

1937 - Arie Selinger, Israeli volleyball player and manager

Births83 years ago

1937 - Juan Vicente Lezcano, Paraguayan footballer (d. 2012)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Colin Bland, Zimbabwean-South African cricketer (d. 2018)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Mal Colston, Australian educator and politician (d. 2003)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Nancy Holt, American sculptor and painter (d. 2014)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Natalya Kustinskaya, Soviet actress (d. 2012)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Leka I, Crown Prince of Albania (d. 2011)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Crispian St. Peters, English singer-songwriter (d. 2010)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ronald White, American singer-songwriter (d. 1995)

Births81 years ago

1939 - David Winters, English-American actor, choreographer and producer (d. 2019)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Tommy Cash, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births80 years ago

1940 - Gilles Proulx, Canadian journalist, historian, and radio host

Births80 years ago

1941 - Michael Moriarty, American-Canadian actor

Births79 years ago

1941 - Dave Swarbrick, English singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 2016)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Allan Clarke, English singer-songwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Pascal Couchepin, Swiss politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Juan Gisbert Sr., Spanish tennis player

Births78 years ago

1942 - Peter Greenaway, Welsh director and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1943 - Dean Brown, Australian politician, 41st Premier of South Australia

Births77 years ago

1943 - Max Gail, American actor and director

Births77 years ago

1943 - Fighting Harada, Japanese boxer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Miet Smet, Belgian politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jean-Louis Tauran, French cardinal (d. 2018)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Willeke van Ammelrooy, Dutch actress and director

Births76 years ago

1944 - János Martonyi, Hungarian politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Evan Parker, British musician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Douangchay Phichit, Laotian politician (d. 2014)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Willy Planckaert, Belgian cyclist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Pedro Rosselló, Puerto Rican physician and politician, 7th Governor of Puerto Rico

Births76 years ago

1944 - Peter T. King, American soldier, lawyer, and politician

Births76 years ago

1945 - Ove Bengtson, Swedish tennis player

Births75 years ago

1945 - Steve Carver, American director and producer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Cem Karaca, Turkish musician (d. 2004)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Tommy Smith, English footballer (d. 2019)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Jane Asher, English actress

Births74 years ago

1946 - Julio Ángel Fernández, Uruguayan astronomer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Björn Granath, Swedish actor (d. 2017)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Georgi Markov, Bulgarian Greco-Roman wrestler

Births74 years ago

1947 - Đurđica Bjedov, Yugoslav swimmer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Willy Chirino, Cuban-American musician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Filipino academic and politician, 14th President of the Philippines

Births73 years ago

1947 - Ramón Mifflin, Peruvian footballer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Virendra Sharma, Indian-English lawyer and politician

Births73 years ago

1948 - Pierre-Albert Chapuisat, Swiss footballer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dave Holland, English drummer (d. 2018)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Roy McFarland, English footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1949 - Stanley Dziedzic, American wrestler

Births71 years ago

1949 - Larry Franco, American film producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Judith Resnik, Ukrainian-American engineer and astronaut (d. 1986)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Ann C. Crispin, American writer (d. 2013)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Franklin Chang Díaz, Costa Rican-Chinese American astronaut and physicist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Agnetha Fältskog, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Toshiko Fujita, Japanese actress, singer and narrator (d. 2018)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Miki Manojlović, Serbian actor

Births70 years ago

1951 - Les Binks, Irish drummer and songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Yevgeniy Gavrilenko, Belarusian hurdler

Births69 years ago

1951 - Nedim Gürsel, Turkish writer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dean Kamen, American inventor and businessman, founded Segway Inc.

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dave McArtney, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ubol Ratana, Thai Princess

Births69 years ago

1952 - John C. Dvorak, American author, editor and co-host of No Agenda podcast

Births68 years ago

1952 - Sandy Mayer, American tennis player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Dennis Mortimer, English footballer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mitch Pileggi, American actor

Births68 years ago

1953 - Frank Gaffney, American journalist and radio host

Births67 years ago

1953 - Keiko Han, Japanese actress

Births67 years ago

1953 - Tae Jin-ah, South Korean singer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Raleb Majadele, Israeli politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ian Swales, English accountant and politician

Births67 years ago

1954 - Guy Bertrand, Canadian linguist and radio host

Births66 years ago

1954 - Peter Case, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mohamed Ben Mouza, Tunisian footballer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Stan Ridgway, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Yoshiichi Watanabe, Japanese footballer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Ricardo Ferrero, Argentine footballer (d. 2015)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Christian Gourcuff, French footballer and manager

Births65 years ago

1955 - Anthony Horowitz, English author and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Bernard Longley, English prelate

Births65 years ago

1955 - Akira Toriyama, Japanese illustrator

Births65 years ago

1955 - Takayoshi Yamano, Japanese footballer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Diamond Dallas Page, American wrestler and actor

Births64 years ago

1956 - Leonid Fedun, Russian businessman

Births64 years ago

1956 - Reid Ribble, American politician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Sebastian Adayanthrath, Indian bishop

Births63 years ago

1957 - Karin Roßley, German hurdler

Births63 years ago

1958 - Henrik Dettmann, Finnish basketball coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ryoichi Kawakatsu, Japanese footballer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Johan Kriek, South African-American tennis player

Births62 years ago

1958 - Daniel Schneidermann, French journalist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Lasantha Wickrematunge, Sri Lankan lawyer and journalist (d. 2009)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Paul Chung, Hong Kong actor and host (d. 1989)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Asteris Koutoulas, Romanian-German record producer, manager, and author

Births60 years ago

1960 - Larry McCray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ian Redford, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2014)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Hiromi Taniguchi, Japanese long-distance runner

Births60 years ago

1960 - Adnan Terzić, Bosnian politician

Births60 years ago

1961 - Andrea Arnold, English filmmaker and actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Anna Caterina Antonacci, Italian soprano

Births59 years ago

1961 - Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, Bahraini-Danish human rights activist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Lisa Zane, American actress and singer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Lana Clarkson, American actress and model (d. 2003)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Sara Danius, Swedish scholar of literature and aesthetics

Births58 years ago

1962 - Richard Gough, Scottish footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Arild Monsen, Norwegian cross-country skier

Births58 years ago

1962 - Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Russian businessman and politician, 1st President of Kalmykia

Births58 years ago

1963 - Arthur Adams, American comic book artist and writer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Neil Eckersley, British judoka

Births56 years ago

1964 - Vakhtang Iagorashvili, Soviet modern pentathlete

Births56 years ago

1964 - Levon Julfalakyan, Soviet Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler

Births56 years ago

1964 - Marius Lăcătuș, Romanian footballer and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Aykut Kocaman, Turkish footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 - Lang Tzu-yun, Taiwanese actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Elizabeth McIntyre, American freestyle skier

Births55 years ago

1965 - Svetlana Paramygina, Belarusian biathlete

Births55 years ago

1966 - Yoon Hyun, South Korean judoka

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mike McCready, American guitarist and songwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Troy Gentry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Franck Silvestre, French footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Erland Johnsen, Norwegian footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Laima Zilporytė, Soviet cyclist

Births53 years ago

1968 - Paula Cole, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births52 years ago

1969 - Dinos Angelidis, Greek basketball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Viatcheslav Djavanian, Russian cyclist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Pontus Kåmark, Swedish footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Pavlo Khnykin, Ukrainian swimmer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tomislav Piplica, Bosnian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ravindra Prabhat, Indian writer and journalist

Births51 years ago

1970 - Soheil Ayari, French race car driver

Births50 years ago

1970 - Valérie Bonneton, French actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Diamond D, American hip hop producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Petar Genov, Bulgarian chess grandmaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Thea Gill, Canadian actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Miho Hatori, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Irina Timofeyeva, Russian long-distance runner

Births50 years ago

1971 - Dong Abay, Filipino singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Austin Berry, Costa Rican footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Simona Cavallari, Italian actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Victoria Hamilton, English actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Nelson Parraguez, Chilean footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kim Soo-nyung, South Korean archer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Krista Allen, American actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Nima Arkani-Hamed, American-Canadian theoretical physicist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Tom Coronel, Dutch race car driver

Births48 years ago

1972 - Paul Okon, Australian footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Yasuhiro Takemoto, Japanese animator and director (d. 2019)

Births48 years ago

1972 - Junko Takeuchi, Japanese actress

Births48 years ago

1973 - Élodie Bouchez, French-American actress

Births47 years ago

1973 - Brendan Cannon, Australian rugby player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Lidia Trettel, Italian snowboarder

Births47 years ago

1973 - Pharrell Williams, American singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, and fashion designer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Sandra Bagarić, Croatian opera singer and actress

Births46 years ago

1974 - Julien Boutter, French tennis player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Katja Holanti, Finnish biathlete

Births46 years ago

1974 - Oleg Khodkov, Russian handball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ariel López, Argentine footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Lukas Ridgeston, Slovak actor and director

Births46 years ago

1974 - Vyacheslav Voronin, Russian high jumper

Births46 years ago

1975 - Sarah Baldock, English organist and conductor

Births45 years ago

1975 - John Hartson, Welsh footballer and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Juicy J, American rapper and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Serhiy Klymentiev, Ukrainian ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Caitlin Moran, English journalist, author, and critic

Births45 years ago

1975 - Marcos Vales, Spanish footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Shammond Williams, American basketball player and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Luis de Agustini, Uruguayan footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Péter Biros, Hungarian water polo player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sterling K. Brown, American actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Aleksei Budõlin, Estonian judoka

Births44 years ago

1976 - Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Natascha Ragosina, Russian boxer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Henrik Stenson, Swedish golfer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Valeria Straneo, Italian long-distance runner

Births44 years ago

1976 - Indrek Tobreluts, Estonian biathlete

Births44 years ago

1976 - Anouska van der Zee, Dutch cyclist

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jonathan Erlich, Israeli tennis player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Trevor Letowski, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Daniel Majstorović, Swedish footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Dwain Chambers, British track sprinter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Marcone Amaral Costa, Qatari footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Tarek El-Said, Egyptian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jairo Patiño, Colombian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Sohyang, South Korean singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Stephen Jackson, American basketball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Arnaud Tournant, French cyclist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Franziska van Almsick, German swimmer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Günther Weidlinger, Austrian long-distance runner

Births42 years ago

1979 - Vlada Avramov, Serbian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Josh Boone, American screenwriter and director

Births41 years ago

1979 - Song Dae-nam, South Korean judoka

Births41 years ago

1979 - Timo Hildebrand, German footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Imany, French singer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Barel Mouko, Congolese footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Cesare Natali, Italian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mitsuo Ogasawara, Japanese footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Alexander Resch, German luger

Births41 years ago

1979 - Andrius Velička, Lithuanian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Dante Wesley, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Chen Yanqing, Chinese weightlifter

Births41 years ago

1980 - Matt Bonner, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Alberta Brianti, Italian tennis player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Rafael Cavalcante, Brazilian mixed martial artist

Births40 years ago

1980 - David Chocarro, Argentinian baseball player and actor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mike Glumac, Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mario Kasun, Croatian basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Lee Jae-won, South Korean DJ and singer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Joris Mathijsen, Dutch footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Rasmus Quist Hansen, Danish rower

Births40 years ago

1980 - Odlanier Solís, Cuban boxer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Matthew Emmons, American rifle shooter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Michael A. Monsoor, American sailor, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mariqueen Maandig, Filipino-American musician and singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Daba Modibo Keïta, Malian taekwondo athlete

Births39 years ago

1981 - Marissa Nadler, American musician

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tom Riley, English actor and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mompati Thuma, Botswana footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Pieter Weening, Dutch cyclist

Births39 years ago

1982 - Hayley Atwell, English-American actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Matheus Coradini Vivian, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kelly Pavlik, American boxer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Matt Pickens, American soccer player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Alexandre Prémat, French race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Danylo Sapunov, Ukrainian-Kazakhstani triathlete

Births38 years ago

1982 - Hubert Schwab, Swiss cyclist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Marcel Seip, Dutch former footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Jaime Castrillón, Colombian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jorge Andrés Martínez, Uruguayan footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Brock Radunske, Canadian-South Korean ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Yohann Sangaré, French basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Cécile Storti, French cross-country skier

Births37 years ago

1983 - Shikha Uberoi, Indian-American tennis player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Marshall Allman, American actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - Aram Mp3, Armenian singer and comedian

Births36 years ago

1984 - Rune Brattsveen, Norwegian biathlete

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alexei Glukhov, Russian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Maartje Goderie, Dutch field hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Darija Jurak, Croatian tennis player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Dejan Kelhar, Slovenian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Dmitry Kozonchuk, Russian cyclist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Shin Min-a, South Korean actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jess Sum, Hong Kong actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Peter Penz, Austrian luger

Births36 years ago

1984 - Samuele Preisig, Swiss footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Cristian Săpunaru, Romanian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Fabio Vitaioli, San Marinese footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kisho Yano, Japanese footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Saba Qamar, Pakistani actress-model

Births36 years ago

1985 - Daniel Congré, French footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Erwin l'Ami, Dutch chess player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jolanda Keizer, Dutch heptathlete

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sergey Khachatryan, Armenian violinist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Linas Pilibaitis, Lithuanian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jan Smeets, Dutch chess grandmaster

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kristof Vandewalle, Belgian cyclist

Births35 years ago

1986 - Anna Sophia Berglund, American model and actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Anzor Boltukayev, Chechen wrestler

Births34 years ago

1986 - Diego Chará, Colombian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Charlotte Flair, American wrestler, author and actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Róbert Kasza, Hungarian Modern pentathlete

Births34 years ago

1986 - Eetu Muinonen, Finnish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Manuel Ruz, Spanish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Albert Selimov, Azerbaijani boxer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Max Grün, German footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Balázs Hárai, Hungarian water polo player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Anton Kokorin, Russian sprint athlete

Births33 years ago

1987 - Fyodor Kudryashov, Russian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Etiënne Reijnen, Dutch footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Gerson Acevedo, Chilean footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Teresa Almeida, Angolan handball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Quade Cooper, New Zealand rugby player and boxer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jonathan Davies, Welsh rugby union player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Gevorg Ghazaryan, Armenian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Alisha Glass, American ex-indoor volleyball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Vurğun Hüseynov, Azerbaijani footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Matthias Jaissle, German footballer and manager

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jon Kwang-ik, North Korean footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Christopher Papamichalopoulos, Cypriot skier

Births32 years ago

1988 - Zack Smith, Canadian ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Pape Sy, French basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Alexey Volkov, Russian biathlete

Births32 years ago

1989 - Kader Amadou, Nigerien footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Yémi Apithy, Beninese fencer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Liemarvin Bonevacia, Dutch sprinter

Births31 years ago

1989 - Freddie Fox, English actor

Births31 years ago

1989 - Emre Güral, Turkish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Justin Holiday, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Rachel Homan, Canadian curler

Births31 years ago

1989 - Lily James, English actress

Births31 years ago

1989 - Trevor Marsicano, American speed skater

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jonathan Rossini, Swiss footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kiki Sukezane, Japanese actress

Births31 years ago

1989 - Sosuke Takatani, Japanese wrestler

Births31 years ago

1990 - Alex Cuthbert, Welsh rugby player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Amer Said Al-Shatri, Omani footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Fredy Hinestroza, Colombian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Chen Huijia, Chinese swimmer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Haruma Miura, Japanese actor and singer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Ismaeel Mohammad, Qatari footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Iryna Pamialova, Belarusian canoeist

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jakub Sedláček, Czech ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Sercan Yıldırım, Turkish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Género Zeefuik, Dutch footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Yassine Bounou, Moroccan footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Nathaniel Clyne, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Adriano Grimaldi, Italian-German footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Joël Mall, Swiss footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Guilherme dos Santos Torres, Brazilian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Emmalyn Estrada, Canadian singer-songwriter and dancer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Shintaro Kurumaya, Japanese footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kaveh Rezaei, Iranian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Dmytro Ryzhuk, Ukrainian footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Andreas Bouchalakis, Greek footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Maya DiRado, American swimmer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Laura Feiersinger, Austrian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Scottie Wilbekin, American-born naturalized Turkish basketball player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Mateusz Bieniek, Polish volleyball player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Edem Rjaïbi, Tunisian footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Richard Sánchez, Mexican footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Viliame Kikau, Fijian rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Sei Muroya, Japanese footballer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Gleb Rassadkin, Belarusian footballer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Sebastian Starke Hedlund, Swedish footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Nicolas Beer, Danish race car driver

Births24 years ago

1996 - Raouf Benguit, Algerian footballer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Borja Mayoral, Spanish footballer

Births23 years ago

2000 - Ayush Mahesh Khedekar, Indian actor

Births20 years ago

2001 - Thylane Blondeau, French model and actress

Births19 years ago

Deaths

517 - Timothy I, Byzantine patriarch

Deaths

582 - Eutychius, Byzantine patriarch

Deaths

584 - Ruadán of Lorrha, Irish abbot

Deaths

828 - Nikephoros I, Byzantine patriarch

Deaths

902 - Al-Mu'tadid, Abbasid caliph

Deaths

1168 - Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester, English politician (b. 1104)

Deaths852 years ago

1183 - Ramon Berenguer III, Spanish count of Cerdanya and Provence

Deaths837 years ago

1205 - Isabella I of Jerusalem, queen regent of Jerusalem (b. 1172)

Deaths815 years ago

1258 - Juliana of Liège, Belgian canoness and saint

Deaths762 years ago

1308 - Ivan Kőszegi, Hungarian baron and oligarch

Deaths712 years ago

1325 - Ralph de Monthermer, 1st Baron of Monthermer and Earl of Gloucester (b. c.1270)

Deaths695 years ago

1328 - Ibn al-Kharrat al-Dawalibi, Iraqi Islamic scholar, Arabic grammarian and poet. (b. 1240)

Deaths692 years ago

1419 - Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350)

Deaths601 years ago

1431 - Bernard I, margrave of Baden-Baden (b. 1364)

Deaths589 years ago

1512 - Lazzaro Bastiani, Italian painter (b. 1429)

Deaths508 years ago

1534 - Jan Matthys, Dutch anabaptist reformer

Deaths486 years ago

1594 - Catherine of Palma, Spanish nun (b. 1533)

Deaths426 years ago

1617 - Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (b. 1555)

Deaths403 years ago

1626 - Anna Koltovskaya, Russian tsarina

Deaths394 years ago

1673 - François Caron, Belgian-French explorer and politician, 8th Governor of Formosa (b. 1600)

Deaths347 years ago

1674 - George Frederick, prince of Nassau-Siegen (b. 1606)

Deaths346 years ago

1679 - Anne Geneviève de Bourbon, French princess (b. 1619)

Deaths341 years ago

1684 - William Brouncker, English mathematician (b. 1620)

Deaths336 years ago

1684 - Karl Eusebius, prince of Liechtenstein (b. 1611)

Deaths336 years ago

1693 - Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, French noblewoman (b. 1627)

Deaths327 years ago

1693 - Philip William August, German nobleman (b. 1668)

Deaths327 years ago

1695 - George Savile, English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1633)

Deaths325 years ago

1697 - Charles XI, king of Sweden (b. 1655)

Deaths323 years ago

1704 - Christian Ulrich I, German nobleman and Duke of Württemberg-Oels (b. 1652)

Deaths316 years ago

1708 - Christian Heinrich, German prince and member of the House of Hohenzollern (b. 1661)

Deaths312 years ago

1709 - Roger de Piles, French painter, engraver, art critic and diplomat (b. 1635)

Deaths311 years ago

1712 - Jan Luyken, Dutch poet, illustrator and engraver (b. 1649)

Deaths308 years ago

1717 - Jean Jouvenet, French painter (b. 1647)

Deaths303 years ago

1723 - Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Austrian architect, sculptor and historian (b. 1656)

Deaths297 years ago

1735 - William Derham, English minister and philosopher (b. 1657)

Deaths285 years ago

1751 - Frederick I, prince consort and king of Sweden (b. 1676)

Deaths269 years ago

1765 - Edward Young, English poet and author (b. 1683)

Deaths255 years ago

1767 - Princess Charlotte Wilhelmine of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, German princess of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (b. 1685)

Deaths253 years ago

1768 - Egidio Forcellini, Italian philologist (b. 1688)

Deaths252 years ago

1769 - Marc-Antoine Laugier, Jesuit priest (b. 1713)

Deaths251 years ago

1794 - Georges Danton, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of Justice (b. 1759)

Deaths226 years ago

1794 - François Chabot, French politician (b. 1756)

Deaths226 years ago

1794 - Camille Desmoulins, French journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1760)

Deaths226 years ago

1794 - Fabre d'Églantine, French actor, dramatist, poet and politician (b. 1750)

Deaths226 years ago

1794 - Marie-Jean Hérault de Séchelles, French judge and politician (b. 1759)

Deaths226 years ago

1794 - Pierre Philippeaux, French lawyer (b. 1754)

Deaths226 years ago

1794 - François Joseph Westermann, French general (b. 1751)

Deaths226 years ago

1799 - Johann Christoph Gatterer, German historian (b. 1727)

Deaths221 years ago

1804 - Jean-Charles Pichegru, French general (b. 1761)

Deaths216 years ago

1808 - Johann Georg Wille, German engraver (b. 1715)

Deaths212 years ago

1830 - Richard Chenevix, Irish chemist and playwright (b. 1774)

Deaths190 years ago

1831 - Pierre Léonard Vander Linden, Belgian entomologist (b. 1797)

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1861 - Ferdinand Joachimsthal, German mathematician (b. 1818)

Deaths159 years ago

1862 - Barend Cornelis Koekkoek, Dutch artist (b. 1803)

Deaths158 years ago

1865 - Manfredo Fanti, Italian general (b. 1806)

Deaths155 years ago

1866 - Thomas Hodgkin, British physician (b. 1798)

Deaths154 years ago

1868 - Karel Purkyně, Czech painter (b. 1834)

Deaths152 years ago

1871 - Paolo Savi, Italian geologist and ornithologist (b. 1798)

Deaths149 years ago

1872 - Paul-Auguste-Ernest Laugier, French astronomer (b. 1812)

Deaths148 years ago

1873 - Milivoje Blaznavac, Serbian soldier and politician (b. 1824)

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1888 - Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)

Deaths132 years ago

1891 - Johann Hermann Bauer, (b. 1861)

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1900 - Joseph Bertrand, French mathematician, economist, and academic (b. 1822)

Deaths120 years ago

1900 - Osman Nuri Pasha, Ottoman field marshal and the hero of the Siege of Plevna in 1877 (b. 1832)

Deaths120 years ago

1901 - Angelo Messedaglia, Italian social scientist and statistician (b. 1820)

Deaths119 years ago

1902 - Hans Ernst August Buchner, German bacteriologist (b. 1850)

Deaths118 years ago

1904 - Ernst Leopold, 4th Prince of Leiningen (b. 1830)

Deaths116 years ago

1904 - Frances Power Cobbe, Irish writer (b. 1822)

Deaths116 years ago

1906 - Eastman Johnson, American painter (b. 1824)

Deaths114 years ago

1914 - Bernard Borggreve, German forestry scientist (b. 1836)

Deaths106 years ago

1916 - Maksim Kovalevsky, Russian sociologist (b. 1851)

Deaths104 years ago

1918 - George Tupou II, King of Tonga (b. 1874)

Deaths102 years ago

1918 - Paul Vidal de La Blache, French geographer (b. 1845)

Deaths102 years ago

1920 - Laurent Marqueste, French sculptor (b. 1848)

Deaths100 years ago

1921 - Alphons Diepenbrock, Dutch composer (b. 1862)

Deaths99 years ago

1921 - Sophie Elkan, Swedish-Jewish writer and translator (b. 1853)

Deaths99 years ago

1923 - George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English archaeologist and businessman (b. 1866)

Deaths97 years ago

1924 - Victor Hensen, German zoologist (b. 1835)

Deaths96 years ago

1928 - Roy Kilner, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1890)

Deaths92 years ago

1928 - Viktor Oliva, Czech painter and illustrator (b. 1861)

Deaths92 years ago

1929 - Francis Aidan Gasquet, English Benedictine monk (b. 1846)

Deaths91 years ago

1929 - Ludwig von Sybel, German archeologist (b. 1846)

Deaths91 years ago

1932 - María Blanchard, Spanish painter (b. 1881)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - Earl Derr Biggers, American novelist and playwright (b. 1884)

Deaths87 years ago

1933 - Hjalmar Mellin, Finnish mathematician and functional theorist (b. 1854)

Deaths87 years ago

1934 - Salvatore Di Giacomo, Italian poet, playwright, songwriter and fascist intellectual (b. 1860)

Deaths86 years ago

1934 - Jiro Sato, Japanese tennis player (b. 1908)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - Achille Locatelli, Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1856)

Deaths85 years ago

1935 - Emil Młynarski, Polish conductor, violinist, composer, and pedagogue (b. 1870)

Deaths85 years ago

1935 - Franz von Vecsey, Hungarian violinist and composer (b. 1893)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - Chandler Egan, American golfer and architect (b. 1884)

Deaths84 years ago
Deaths83 years ago

1937 - José Benlliure y Gil, Spanish painter (b. 1858)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Helena Westermarck, Finnish artist and writer (b. 1857)

Deaths82 years ago

1938 - Verner Lehtimäki, Finnish revolutionary (b. 1890)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - Charles Freer Andrews, English-Indian priest, missionary, and educator (b. 1871)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Robert Maillart, Swiss civil engineer (b. 1872)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Jay O'Brien, American bobsledder (b. 1883)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Song Zheyuan, Chinese general (b. 1885)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Parvin E'tesami, Persian poet (b. 1907)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Nigel Gresley, Scottish-English engineer (b. 1876)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Franciszek Kleeberg, Polish general (b. 1888)

Deaths79 years ago

1945 - Heinrich Borgmann, German officer (b. 1912)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Karl-Otto Koch, German SS officer (b. 1897)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Vincent Youmans, American composer and producer (b. 1898)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Bernhard Pankok, German painter, artist and architect (b. 1872)

Deaths73 years ago

1947 - Elis Strömgren, Swedish-Danish astronomer (b. 1870)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, American socialite and philanthropist (b. 1874)

Deaths72 years ago
Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Hiroshi Yoshida, Japanese painter (b. 1876)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Agnes Morton, British tennis player (b.

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1954 - Claude Delvincourt, French pianist and composer (b. 1888)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - William Titt, British gymnast (b. 1881)

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1958 - Ásgrímur Jónsson, Icelandic painter (b. 1876)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Isidora Sekulić, Serbian writer (b. 1877)

Deaths62 years ago

1961 - Nikolai Kryukov, Russian composer (b. 1908)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Boo Kullberg, Swedish gymnast (b. 1889)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Jacobus Oud, Dutch architect (b. 1890)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - James Chapin, American ornithologist (b. 1889)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Aloïse Corbaz, Swiss artist (b. 1886)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Douglas MacArthur, American general (b. 1880)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Pedro Sernagiotto, Italian-Brazilian footballer (b. 1908)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 - Sándor Szalay, Hungarian figure skater (b. 1893)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Mischa Elman, Ukrainian-American violinist (b. 1891)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Johan Falkberget, Norwegian author (b. 1879)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Herbert Johnston, British runner (b. 1902)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Félix Couchoro, Togolese writer (b. 1900)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Lajos Csordás, Hungarian footballer

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Giuseppe Paris, Italian gymnast (b. 1895)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Alberto Bonucci, Italian actor and director (b. 1918)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Rómulo Gallegos, Venezuelan novelist and politician (b. 1917)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian SS officer (b. 1903)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Louisa Bolus, South African botanist and taxonomist (b. 1877)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Alfred Sturtevant, American geneticist and academic (b. 1891)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Karl von Spreti, German diplomat (b. 1907)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - José Cubiles, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1894)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Brian Donlevy, American actor and producer (b. 1901)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - David Murray, British race car driver (b. 1909)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Isabel Jewell, American actress and singer (b. 1907)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Alla Tarasova, Russian ballerina (b. l898)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Bino Bini, Italian fencer (b. 1900)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Tell Berna, American middle and long-distance runner (b. 1891)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Victor Marijnen, Dutch politician (b. 1917)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese general and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (b. 1887)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Harold Osborn, American track and fielder (b. 1899)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Howard Hughes, American pilot, engineer, and director (b. 1905)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Wilder Penfield, American-Canadian surgeon and academic (b. 1891)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Harry Wyld, British cyclist (b. 1900)

Deaths44 years ago
Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Yuri Zavadsky, Russian actor and director (b. 1894)

Deaths43 years ago

1981 - Émile Hanse, Belgian footballer (b. 1892)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Bob Hite, American singer-songwriter (b. 1945)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Pinchus Kremegne, French artist (b. 1890)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Abe Fortas, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1910)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Hans Lunding, Danish military officer (b. 1899)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Giuseppe Tucci, Italian scholar of oriental cultures (b. 1894)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Manly Wade Wellman, American writer (b. 1903)

Deaths34 years ago
Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor and director (b. 1920)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Frank Foss, American pole vaulter (b. 1895)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Karel Zeman, Czech director, artist, production designer and animator (b. 1910)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Sonny Carter, American soccer player, physician, and astronaut (b. 1947)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Jay Miller, American basketball player (b. 1943)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Jiří Mucha, Czech journalist, writer and screenwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle (b. 1909)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - John Tower, American soldier, academic, and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Takeshi Inoue, Japanese footballer (b. 1928)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Molly Picon, American actress (b. 1898)

Deaths28 years ago

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

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Divya Bharti, Indian actress (b. 1974)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Kurt Cobain, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1967)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Nicolaas Cortlever, Dutch chess player (b. 1915)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Emilio Greco, Italian sculptor and engraver (b. 1913)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Christian Pineau, French Resistance fighter (b. 1904)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Charlene Holt, American actress (b. 1928)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Allen Ginsberg, American poet (b. 1926)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Frederick Charles Frank, British theoretical physicist (b. 1911)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Cozy Powell, English drummer (b. 1947)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Giulio Einaudi, Italian book publisher (b. 1912)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Heinrich Müller, Austrian footballer (b. 1909)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Aldo Olivieri, Italian footballer (b. 1910)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Layne Staley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1967)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Kim Won-gyun, North Korean composer and politician (b. 1917)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Keizo Morishita, Japanese painter (b. 1944)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Fernand Goyvaerts, Belgian footballer (b. 1938)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Sławomir Rawicz, Polish lieutenant (b. 1915)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Heiner Zieschang, German mathematician and academic (b. 1936)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Saul Bellow, Canadian-American novelist, essayist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Robert Borg, American military officer and equestrian (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Chung Nam-sik, South Korean footballer (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Allan Kaprow, American painter and educator (b. 1927)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Gene Pitney, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Yevgeny Seredin, Russian swimmer (b. 1958)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Pasquale Macchi, Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1923)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Maria Gripe, Swedish journalist and author (b. 1923)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Leela Majumdar, Indian author and academic (b. 1908)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Werner Maser, German historian and journalist (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Mark St. John, American guitarist (b. 1956)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Thomas Stoltz Harvey, American pathologist (b. 1912)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Charlton Heston, American actor, director, and political activist (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - I. J. Good, British mathematician (b. 1916)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Vitaly Sevastyanov, Soviet cosmonaut and engineer (b. 1935)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American physician and geneticist (b. 1925)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Ange-Félix Patassé, Central African politician (b. 1937)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, German designer (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Pedro Bartolomé Benoit, Dominican Republican politician military officer

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jim Marshall, English businessman, founded Marshall Amplification (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Barney McKenna, Irish musician (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bingu wa Mutharika, Malawian economist and politician, 3rd President of Malawi (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Regina Bianchi, Italian actress (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Piero de Palma, Italian tenor and actor (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Alan Davie, Scottish saxophonist and painter (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mariano Díaz, Spanish cyclist (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Peter Matthiessen, American novelist, short story writer, editor, co-founded The Paris Review (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Pinette, American comedian (b. 1964)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - José Wilker, Brazilian actor, director, and producer (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Fredric Brandt, American dermatologist and author (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Juan Carlos Cáceres, Argentinian singer and pianist (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Koço Kasapoğlu, Turkish footballer (b. 1936)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Attilio Benfatto, Italian cyclist (b. 1943)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Arthur Bisguier, American chess Grandmaster (b. 1929)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Paul G. Comba, Italian-American computer scientist and astronomer (b. 1926)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Makoto Ōoka, Japanese poet and literary critic (b. 1931)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Paul O'Neill, American rock composer and producer (b. 1956)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Tim Parnell, British race car driver (b. 1932)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Memè Perlini, Italian actor and director (b. 1947)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Atanase Sciotnic, Romanian sprint canoeist (b. 1942)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Ilkka Sinisalo, Finnish ice hockey player (b. 1958)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Isao Takahata, Japanese director (b. 1935)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Sydney Brenner, South African biologist (b.1927)

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