Holidays and observances

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

Events

451 - Attila the Hun sacks the town of Metz and attacks other cities in Gaul.

Events

529 - First draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I.

Events

611 - Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul sacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico.

Events

1141 - Empress Matilda became the first female ruler of England, adopting the title 'Lady of the English'.

Events879 years ago

1348 - Charles University is founded in Prague.

Events672 years ago

1521 - Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu.

Events499 years ago

1541 - Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.

Events479 years ago
Events296 years ago
Events253 years ago

1776 - Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.

Events244 years ago

1788 - American pioneers to the Northwest Territory establish Marietta, Ohio as the first permanent American settlement in the Northwest Territory.

Events232 years ago
Events231 years ago

1798 - The Mississippi Territory is organized from disputed territory claimed by both the United States and Spain. It is expanded in 1804 and again in 1812.

Events222 years ago

1805 - Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.

Events215 years ago

1805 - German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Third Symphony, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

Events215 years ago

1827 - John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match that he had invented the previous year.

Events193 years ago

1829 - Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.

Events191 years ago

1831 - Emperor Pedro I of Brazil resigns. He goes to his native Portugal to become King Pedro IV.

Events189 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: The Union's Army of the Tennessee and the Army of the Ohio defeat the Confederate Army of Mississippi near Shiloh, Tennessee.

Events158 years ago

1868 - Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation, is assassinated by a Fenian activist.

Events152 years ago

1890 - Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.

Events130 years ago

1906 - Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

Events114 years ago

1906 - The Algeciras Conference gives France and Spain control over Morocco.

Events114 years ago

1922 - The United States Secretary of the Interior leases federal petroleum reserves to private oil companies on excessively generous terms.

Events98 years ago

1927 - The first long-distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).

Events93 years ago

1933 - Prohibition in the United States is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment. (Now celebrated as National Beer Day in the United States.)

Events87 years ago

1940 - Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.

Events80 years ago

1943 - The Holocaust in Ukraine: In Terebovlia, Germans order 1,100 Jews to undress and march through the city to the nearby village of Plebanivka, where they are shot and buried in ditches.

Events77 years ago
Events77 years ago

1945 - World War II: The battleship Yamato, one of the two largest ever constructed, is sunk by American aircraft during Operation Ten-Go.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Visoko is liberated by the 7th, 9th, and 17th Krajina brigades from the Tenth division of Yugoslav Partisan forces.

Events75 years ago

1946 - Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.

Events74 years ago

1948 - The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.

Events72 years ago

1949 - The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific opened on Broadway; it would run for 1,925 performances and win ten Tony Awards.

Events71 years ago

1954 - United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference.

Events66 years ago

1955 - Winston Churchill resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom amid indications of failing health.

Events65 years ago

1964 - IBM announces the System/360.

Events56 years ago

1964 - A bulldozer kills Rev. Bruce W. Klunder, a civil rights activist, during a school segregation protest in Cleveland, Ohio, sparking a riot.

Events56 years ago

1965 - Representatives of the National Congress of American Indians testify before members of the US Senate against the termination of the Colville tribe in Washington DC.

Events55 years ago

1968 - Motor racing world champion Jim Clark is killed in an accident during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim.

Events52 years ago

1969 - The Internet's symbolic birth date: Publication of RFC 1.

Events51 years ago

1971 - President Richard Nixon announces his decision to quicken the pace of Vietnamization.

Events49 years ago

1976 - Member of Parliament and suspected spy John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party (UK) after being arrested for faking his own death.

Events44 years ago

1977 - German Federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.

Events43 years ago

1978 - Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.

Events42 years ago

1980 - During the Iran hostage crisis, the United States severs relations with Iran.

Events40 years ago

1983 - During STS-6, astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first Space Shuttle spacewalk.

Events37 years ago

1989 - Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway killing 42 sailors.

Events31 years ago

1990 - Iran–Contra affair: John Poindexter is found guilty of five charges for his part in the scandal (the conviction is later reversed on appeal).

Events30 years ago

1990 - A fire breaks out on the passenger ferry Scandinavian Star, killing 159 people.

Events30 years ago

1994 - Rwandan genocide: Massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda.

Events26 years ago

1994 - Auburn Calloway attempts to destroy Federal Express Flight 705 in order to allow his family to benefit from his life insurance policy.

Events26 years ago

1995 - First Chechen War: Russian paramilitary troops begin a massacre of civilians in Samashki, Chechnya.

Events25 years ago

1999 - The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.

Events21 years ago

2001 - Mars Odyssey is launched.

Events19 years ago

2003 - U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.

Events17 years ago

2009 - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.

Events11 years ago

2009 - Mass protests begin across Moldova under the belief that results from the parliamentary election are fraudulent.

Events11 years ago

2017 - The 2017 Stockholm attack kills five and injures fifteen others.

Events3 years ago

Births

Births814 years ago

1330 - John, 3rd Earl of Kent, English nobleman (d. 1352)

Births690 years ago
Births550 years ago

1506 - Francis Xavier, Spanish missionary and saint, co-founded the Society of Jesus (d. 1552)

Births514 years ago

1539 - Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter and illustrator (d. 1584)

Births481 years ago

1613 - Gerrit Dou, Dutch painter (d. 1675)

Births407 years ago

1644 - François de Neufville, duc de Villeroy, French general (d. 1730)

Births376 years ago
Births372 years ago

1652 - Pope Clement XII (d. 1740)

Births368 years ago

1713 - Nicola Sala, Italian composer and theorist (d. 1801)

Births307 years ago

1718 - Hugh Blair, Scottish minister and author (d. 1800)

Births302 years ago

1727 - Michel Adanson, French botanist, entomologist, and mycologist (d. 1806)

Births293 years ago

1763 - Domenico Dragonetti, Italian bassist and composer (d. 1846)

Births257 years ago

1770 - William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850)

Births250 years ago

1772 - Charles Fourier, French philosopher and author (d. 1837)

Births248 years ago

1780 - William Ellery Channing, American preacher and theologian (d. 1842)

Births240 years ago

1803 - James Curtiss, American journalist and politician, 11th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1859)

Births217 years ago

1803 - Flora Tristan, French author and activist (d. 1844)

Births217 years ago

1811 - Hasan Tahsini, Albanian astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (d. 1881)

Births209 years ago

1848 - Randall Davidson, Scottish archbishop (d. 1930)

Births172 years ago

1859 - Walter Camp, American football player and coach (d. 1925)

Births161 years ago

1860 - Will Keith Kellogg, American businessman, founded the Kellogg Company (d. 1951)

Births160 years ago

1867 - Holger Pedersen, Danish linguist and academic (d. 1953)

Births153 years ago

1870 - Gustav Landauer, Jewish-German theorist and activist (d. 1919)

Births150 years ago

1871 - Epifanio de los Santos, Filipino jurist, historian, and scholar (d. 1927)

Births149 years ago

1873 - John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Frederick Carl Frieseke, German-American painter (d. 1939)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Fay Moulton, American sprinter, football player, coach, and lawyer (d. 1945)

Births144 years ago

1882 - Bert Ironmonger, Australian cricketer (d. 1971)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Kurt von Schleicher, German general and politician, 23rd Chancellor of Germany (d. 1934)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Gino Severini, Italian-French painter and author (d. 1966)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Clement Smoot, American golfer (d. 1963)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Ed Lafitte, American baseball player and soldier (d. 1971)

Births134 years ago

1889 - Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Paul Berth, Danish footballer (d. 1969)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American journalist and activist (d. 1998)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish businessman, founded the Lego Group (d. 1958)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Allen Dulles, American lawyer and diplomat, 5th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1969)

Births127 years ago

1895 - John Flannagan, American soldier and sculptor (d. 1942)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Margarete Schön, German actress (d. 1985)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Frits Peutz, Dutch architect, designed the Glaspaleis (d. 1974)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Erich Löwenhardt, Polish-German lieutenant and pilot (d. 1918)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Walter Winchell, American journalist and radio host (d. 1972)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Robert Casadesus, French pianist and composer (d. 1972)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Adolf Dymsza, Polish actor (d. 1975)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Tebbs Lloyd Johnson, English race walker (d. 1984)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Eduard Eelma, Estonian footballer (d. 1941)

Births118 years ago

1903 - M. Balasundaram, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (d. 1965)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Edwin T. Layton, American admiral (d. 1984)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Roland Wilson, Australian economist and statistician (d. 1996)

Births116 years ago

1908 - Percy Faith, Canadian composer, conductor, and bandleader (d. 1976)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Pete Zaremba, American hammer thrower (d. 1994)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Robert Charroux, French author and critic (d. 1978)

Births111 years ago

1913 - Louise Currie, American actress (d. 2013)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Charles Vanik, American soldier, judge, and politician (d. 2007)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Ralph Flanagan, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1995)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Stanley Adams, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1977)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Billie Holiday, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1959)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Henry Kuttner, American author (d. 1958)

Births105 years ago

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

Births104 years ago

1917 - R. G. Armstrong, American actor and playwright (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Bobby Doerr, American baseball player and coach (d. 2017)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Roger Lemelin, Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 1992)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Ravi Shankar, Indian-American sitar player and composer (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Feza Gürsey, Turkish mathematician and physicist (d. 1992)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Mongo Santamaría, Cuban-American drummer (d. 2003)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian-English author and screenwriter (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Chaturanan Mishra, Indian trade union leader and politician (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Jan van Roessel, Dutch footballer (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian-American drummer, educator, and activist (d. 2003)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Leonid Shcherbakov, Russian triple jumper

Births93 years ago

1928 - James Garner, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Alan J. Pakula, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)

Births92 years ago

1928 - James White, Northern Irish author and educator (d. 1999)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Bob Denard, French soldier (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Joe Gallo, American gangster (d. 1972)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Jane Priestman, English interior designer

Births90 years ago

1930 - Yves Rocher, French businessman, founded the Yves Rocher Company (d. 2009)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Andrew Sachs, German-English actor and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Roger Vergé, French chef and restaurateur (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Donald Barthelme, American short story writer and novelist (d. 1989)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Daniel Ellsberg, American activist and author

Births89 years ago

1932 - Cal Smith, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Wayne Rogers, American actor, investor, and producer (d. 2015)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Sakıp Sabancı, Turkish businessman and philanthropist (d. 2004)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Ian Richardson, Scottish-English actor (d. 2007)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Bobby Bare, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births85 years ago

1935 - Hodding Carter III, American journalist and politician, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs

Births85 years ago

1937 - Charlie Thomas, American singer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Jerry Brown, American lawyer and politician, 34th and 39th Governor of California

Births82 years ago

1938 - Spencer Dryden, American drummer (d. 2005)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Freddie Hubbard, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2008)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Iris Johansen, American author

Births82 years ago

1939 - Francis Ford Coppola, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - David Frost, English journalist and game show host (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Gary Kellgren, American record producer, co-founded Record Plant (d. 1977)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Brett Whiteley, Australian painter (d. 1992)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Marju Lauristin, Estonian academic and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Social Affairs

Births80 years ago

1941 - James Di Pasquale, American composer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Peter Fluck, English puppet maker and illustrator

Births79 years ago

1941 - Cornelia Frances, English-Australian actress (d. 2018)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Gorden Kaye, English actor (d. 2017)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Jeetendra, Indian actor, TV and film producer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Mick Abrahams, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Dennis Amiss, English cricketer and manager

Births77 years ago

1944 - Shel Bachrach, American insurance broker, investor, businessman and philanthropist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Warner Fusselle, American sportscaster (d. 2012)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Oshik Levi, Israeli singer and actor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Julia Phillips, American film producer and author (d. 2002)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Gerhard Schröder, German lawyer and politician, 7th Chancellor of Germany

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bill Stoneman, American baseball player and manager

Births76 years ago

1945 - Megas, Icelandic singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Gerry Cottle, English businessman

Births75 years ago

1945 - Marilyn Friedman, American philosopher and academic

Births75 years ago

1945 - Martyn Lewis, Welsh journalist and author

Births75 years ago

1945 - Joël Robuchon, French chef and author (d. 2018)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Werner Schroeter, German director and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Hans van Hemert, Dutch songwriter and producer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Zaid Abdul-Aziz, American basketball player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Colette Besson, French runner and educator (d. 2005)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Herménégilde Chiasson, Canadian poet, playwright, and politician, 29th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian politician and diplomate

Births74 years ago

1946 - Stan Winston, American special effects designer and makeup artist (d. 2008)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Patricia Bennett, American singer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Florian Schneider, German singer and drummer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Michèle Torr, French singer and author

Births73 years ago

1948 - John Oates, American singer-songwriter guitarist, and producer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Mitch Daniels, American academic and politician, 49th Governor of Indiana

Births71 years ago

1950 - Brian J. Doyle, American press secretary

Births70 years ago

1951 - Bruce Gary, American drummer (d. 2006)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Janis Ian, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1952 - David Baulcombe, English geneticist and academic

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jane Frederick, American hurdler and heptathlete

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gilles Valiquette, Canadian actor, singer, and producer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Dennis Hayden, American actor

Births68 years ago

1953 - Douglas Kell, English biochemist and academic

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial artist, actor, stuntman, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Tony Dorsett, American football player

Births66 years ago

1955 - Tim Cochran, American mathematician and academic (d. 2014)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Gregg Jarrett, American lawyer and journalist

Births65 years ago

1956 - Annika Billström, Swedish businesswoman and politician, 16th Mayor of Stockholm

Births64 years ago

1956 - Christopher Darden, American lawyer and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Georg Werthner, Austrian decathlete

Births64 years ago

1957 - Kim Kap-soo, South Korean actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Thelma Walker, British politician

Births63 years ago

1958 - Brian Haner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Hindrek Kesler, Estonian architect

Births62 years ago

1960 - Buster Douglas, American boxer and actor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Sandy Powell, English costume designer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Thurl Bailey, American basketball player and actor

Births59 years ago

1961 - Pascal Olmeta, French footballer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Brigitte van der Burg, Tanzanian-Dutch geographer and politician

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jon Cruddas, English lawyer and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Andrew Hampsten, American cyclist

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jaime de Marichalar, Spanish businessman

Births57 years ago

1963 - Nick Herbert, English businessman and politician, Minister for Policing

Births57 years ago

1963 - Dave Johnson, American decathlete and educator

Births57 years ago

1964 - Jace Alexander, American actor and director

Births56 years ago

1964 - Russell Crowe, New Zealand-Australian actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Steve Graves, Canadian ice hockey player

Births56 years ago

1965 - Bill Bellamy, American comedian, actor, and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Rozalie Hirs, Dutch composer and poet

Births55 years ago

1965 - Alison Lapper, English painter and photographer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Nenad Vučinić, Serbian-New Zealand basketball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Richard Gomez, Filipino actor and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Zvika Hadar, Israeli entertainer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Béla Mavrák, Hungarian tenor singer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Gary Wilkinson, English snooker player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Artemis Gounaki, Greek-German singer-songwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Bodo Illgner, German footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Simone Schilder, Dutch tennis player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jennifer Lynch, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jože Možina, Slovenian historian, sociologist and journalist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Vasiliy Sokov, Russian triple jumper

Births52 years ago

1969 - Ricky Watters, American football player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist and educator

Births50 years ago

1971 - Guillaume Depardieu, French actor (d. 2008)

Births49 years ago

1971 - Victor Kraatz, German-Canadian figure skater

Births49 years ago

1972 - Tim Peake, British astronaut

Births48 years ago

1973 - Marco Delvecchio, Italian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Defence

Births47 years ago

1973 - Carole Montillet, French skier

Births47 years ago

1973 - Christian O'Connell, British radio DJ and presenter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Brett Tomko, American baseball player

Births47 years ago

1975 - Karin Dreijer Andersson, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ronde Barber, American football player and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1975 - Tiki Barber, American football player and journalist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ronnie Belliard, American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - John Cooper, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Simon Woolford, Australian rugby league player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Kevin Alejandro, American actor and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Martin Buß, German high jumper

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jessica Lee, English lawyer and politician

Births44 years ago

1976 - Aaron Lohr, American actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Barbara Jane Reams, American actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Gang Qiang, Chinese anchor

Births44 years ago

1978 - Jo Appleby, English soprano

Births42 years ago

1978 - Duncan James, English singer-songwriter and actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Lilia Osterloh, American tennis player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Adrián Beltré, Dominican-American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Patrick Crayton, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Pascal Dupuis, Canadian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Danny Sandoval, Venezuelan-American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Dragan Bogavac, Montenegrin footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Tetsuji Tamayama, Japanese actor

Births40 years ago

1981 - Hitoe Arakaki, Japanese singer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kazuki Watanabe, Japanese songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Vanessa Olivarez, American singer-songwriter, and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Sonjay Dutt, American wrestler

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kelli Young, English singer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Hamish Davidson, Australian musician

Births37 years ago

1983 - Franck Ribéry, French footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jon Stead, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jakub Smrž, Czech motorcycle rider

Births37 years ago

1983 - Janar Talts, Estonian basketball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Hiroko Shimabukuro, Japanese singer

Births36 years ago

1985 - KC Concepcion, Filipino actress and singer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Humza Yousaf, Scottish politician

Births35 years ago

1986 - Brooke Brodack, American comedian

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jack Duarte, Mexican actor, singer, and guitarist (Eme 15)

Births34 years ago

1986 - Andi Fraggs, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Christian Fuchs, Austrian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Martín Cáceres, Uruguayan footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Eelco Sintnicolaas, Dutch decathlete

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jamar Smith, American football player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Antonio Piccolo, Italian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ed Speleers, English actor and producer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Franco Di Santo, Argentinian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Mitchell Pearce, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Teddy Riner, French judoka

Births31 years ago

1990 - Anna Bogomazova, Russian-American kick-boxer, martial artist, and wrestler

Births30 years ago

1990 - Sorana Cîrstea, Romanian tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Trent Cotchin, Australian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Luka Milivojević, Serbian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Anne-Marie, English singer-songwriter

Births29 years ago

1992 - Andreea Acatrinei, Romanian gymnast

Births28 years ago

1992 - Guilherme Negueba, Brazilian footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Ichinojō Takashi, Mongolian sumo wrestler

Births27 years ago

1994 - Johanna Allik, Estonian figure skater

Births26 years ago

1994 - Aaron Gray, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1997 - Rafaela Gómez, Ecuadorian tennis player

Births23 years ago

Deaths

821 - George the Standard-Bearer, archbishop of Mytilene (b. c. 776)

Deaths
Deaths
Deaths814 years ago
Deaths680 years ago
Deaths522 years ago

1499 - Galeotto I Pico, Duke of Mirandola (b. 1442)

Deaths521 years ago

1501 - Minkhaung II, king of Ava (b. 1446)

Deaths519 years ago

1606 - Edward Oldcorne, English martyr (b. 1561)

Deaths414 years ago

1614 - El Greco, Greek-Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1541)

Deaths406 years ago

1638 - Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese daimyō (b. 1576)

Deaths382 years ago

1651 - Lennart Torstensson, Swedish field marshal and engineer (b. 1603)

Deaths369 years ago

1658 - Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, Spanish mystic and philosopher (b. 1595)

Deaths362 years ago

1661 - Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English commander and politician (b. 1604)

Deaths359 years ago

1663 - Francis Cooke, English-American settler (b. 1583)

Deaths357 years ago

1668 - William Davenant, English poet and playwright (b. 1606)

Deaths352 years ago

1719 - Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, French priest and saint, founded the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (b. 1651)

Deaths301 years ago

1739 - Dick Turpin, English criminal (b. 1705)

Deaths281 years ago
Deaths273 years ago

1761 - Thomas Bayes, English minister and mathematician (b. 1701)

Deaths259 years ago

1766 - Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch philologist and critic (b. 1685)

Deaths254 years ago

1767 - Franz Sparry, Austrian composer and director (b. 1715)

Deaths253 years ago

1782 - Taksin, Thai king (b. 1734)

Deaths238 years ago

1789 - Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1725)

Deaths231 years ago

1789 - Petrus Camper, Dutch physician, anatomist, and physiologist (b. 1722)

Deaths231 years ago

1801 - Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer and author (b. 1724)

Deaths219 years ago

1804 - Toussaint Louverture, Haitian general (b. 1743)

Deaths216 years ago

1811 - Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (b. 1757)

Deaths209 years ago

1823 - Jacques Charles, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1746)

Deaths197 years ago

1833 - Antoni Radziwiłł, Lithuanian composer and politician (b. 1775)

Deaths187 years ago

1836 - William Godwin, English journalist and author (b. 1756)

Deaths184 years ago

1849 - Pedro Ignacio de Castro Barros, Argentinian priest and politician (b. 1777)

Deaths171 years ago

1850 - William Lisle Bowles, English poet and critic (b. 1762)

Deaths170 years ago

1858 - Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer and publisher (b. 1781)

Deaths162 years ago

1868 - Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Irish-Canadian journalist, activist, and politician (b. 1825)

Deaths152 years ago

1879 - Begum Hazrat Mahal, Begum of Awadh, was the second wife of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah (b. 1820)

Deaths141 years ago

1885 - Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist and zoologist (b. 1804)

Deaths135 years ago

1889 - Youssef Bey Karam, Lebanese soldier and politician (b. 1823)

Deaths131 years ago

1889 - Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada, Mexican politician and president, 1872-1876 (b. 1823)

Deaths131 years ago

1891 - P. T. Barnum, American businessman and politician, co-founded The Barnum & Bailey Circus (b. 1810)

Deaths129 years ago

1917 - Spyridon Samaras, Greek composer and playwright (b. 1861)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - David Kolehmainen, Finnish wrestler (b. 1885)

Deaths102 years ago

1918 - George E. Ohr, American potter (b. 1857)

Deaths102 years ago

1920 - Karl Binding, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1841)

Deaths100 years ago

1922 - James McGowen, Australian politician, 18th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1855)

Deaths98 years ago

1928 - Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician, philosopher, and author (b. 1873)

Deaths92 years ago

1932 - Grigore Constantinescu, Romanian priest and journalist (b. 1875)

Deaths88 years ago

1938 - Suzanne Valadon, French painter (b. 1865)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Joseph Lyons, Australian educator and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1879)

Deaths81 years ago

1943 - Jovan Dučić, Serbian-American poet and diplomat (b. 1871)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Alexandre Millerand, French lawyer and politician, 12th President of France (b. 1859)

Deaths77 years ago

1947 - Henry Ford, American engineer and businessman, founded the Ford Motor Company (b. 1863)

Deaths73 years ago

1949 - John Gourlay, Canadian soccer player (b. 1872)

Deaths71 years ago

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

Deaths70 years ago

1955 - Theda Bara, American actress (b. 1885)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Fred Appleby, English runner (b. 1879)

Deaths64 years ago

1960 - Henri Guisan, Swiss general (b. 1874)

Deaths60 years ago

1965 - Roger Leger, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1919)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Walt Hansgen, American race car driver (b. 1919)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Edwin Baker, Canadian co-founder of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) (b. 1893)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Jim Clark, Scottish race car driver (b. 1936)

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - Joe Gallo, American gangster (b. 1929)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Abeid Karume, Tanzanian politician, 1st President of Zanzibar (b. 1905)

Deaths48 years ago

1981 - Kit Lambert, English record producer and manager (b. 1935)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Norman Taurog, American director and screenwriter (b. 1899)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Harald Ertl, Austrian race car driver and journalist (b. 1948)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Frank Church, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Carl Schmitt, German philosopher and jurist (b. 1888)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Leonid Kantorovich, Russian mathematician and economist (b. 1912)

Deaths34 years ago

1990 - Ronald Evans, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1933)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Memduh Ünlütürk, Turkish general (b. 1913)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Ace Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1903)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Antonis Tritsis, Greek high jumper and politician, 71st Mayor of Athens (b. 1937)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Lee Brilleaux, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer, manager, and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Golo Mann, German historian and author (b. 1909)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Rwandan chemist, academic, and politician, Prime Minister of Rwanda (b. 1953)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Philip Jebb, English architect and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Luis Aloma, Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1923)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Georgy Shonin, Ukrainian-Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1935)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Alex Schomburg, Puerto Rican-American painter and illustrator (b. 1905)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Heinz Lehmann, German-Canadian psychiatrist and academic (b. 1911)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - David Graf, American actor (b. 1950)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Beatrice Straight, American actress (b. 1914)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - John Agar, American actor (b. 1921)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Cecile de Brunhoff, French pianist and author (b. 1903)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - David Greene, English-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Victor Argo, American actor (b. 1934)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Konstantinos Kallias, Greek politician (b. 1901)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Cliff Allison, English race car driver (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Bob Kennedy, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Melih Kibar, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1951)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Johnny Hart, American author and illustrator (b. 1931)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Barry Nelson, American actor (b. 1917)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Ludu Daw Amar, Burmese journalist and author (b. 1915)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Dave Arneson, American game designer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons (b. 1947)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Pierre Gauvreau, Canadian painter (b. 1922)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Steven Kanumba, Tanzanian actor and director (b. 1984)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Satsue Mito, Japanese zoologist and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ignatius Moses I Daoud, Syrian cardinal (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - David E. Pergrin, American colonel and engineer (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bashir Ahmed Qureshi, Pakistani politician (b. 1959)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mike Wallace, American television news journalist (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Marty Blake, American businessman (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Les Blank, American director and producer (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Andy Johns, English-American record producer (b. 1950)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lilly Pulitzer, American fashion designer (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Irma Ravinale, Italian composer and educator (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mickey Rose, American screenwriter (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Carl Williams, American boxer (b. 1959)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - George Dureau, American painter and photographer (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - James Alexander Green, American-English mathematician and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Zeituni Onyango, Kenyan-American computer programmer (b. 1952)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Shirley-Quirk, English opera singer (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - George Shuffler, American guitarist (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Josep Maria Subirachs, Spanish sculptor and painter (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Royce Waltman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Tim Babcock, American soldier and politician, 16th Governor of Montana (b. 1919)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - José Capellán, Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1981)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Richard Henyekane, South African footballer (b. 1983)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Geoffrey Lewis, American actor (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Blackjack Mulligan, American professional wrestler (b. 1942)

Deaths4 years ago

2019 - Seymour Cassel, American actor (b. 1935)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Mya-Lecia Naylor, English actress (b. 2002)

Deaths1 years ago

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