Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Bataan Day or Araw ng Kagitingan (Philippines)

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

Vimy Ridge Day (Canada)

Holidays and observances

Events

190 - Dong Zhuo has his troops evacuate the capital Luoyang and burn it to the ground.

Events

475 - Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.

Events

537 - Siege of Rome: The Byzantine general Belisarius receives his promised reinforcements, 1,600 cavalry, mostly of Hunnic or Slavic origin and expert bowmen. He starts, despite shortages, raids against the Gothic camps and Vitiges is forced into a stalemate.

Events

1241 - Battle of Liegnitz: Mongol forces defeat the Polish and German armies.

Events779 years ago

1288 - Mongol invasions of Vietnam: Yuan forces are defeated by Trần forces in the Battle of Bach Dang in present-day northern Vietnam.

Events732 years ago

1388 - Despite being outnumbered 16 to 1, forces of the Old Swiss Confederacy are victorious over the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Näfels.

Events632 years ago

1413 - Henry V is crowned King of England.

Events607 years ago

1440 - Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.

Events580 years ago

1454 - The Treaty of Lodi is signed, establishing a balance of power among northern Italian city-states for almost 50 years.

Events566 years ago

1511 - St John's College, Cambridge, England, founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, receives its charter.

Events509 years ago

1585 - The expedition organised by Sir Walter Raleigh departs England for Roanoke Island (now in North Carolina) to establish the Roanoke Colony.

Events435 years ago

1609 - Eighty Years' War: Spain and the Dutch Republic sign the Treaty of Antwerp to initiate twelve years of truce.

Events411 years ago

1682 - Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River, claims it for France and names it Louisiana.

Events338 years ago
Events238 years ago

1784 - The Treaty of Paris, ratified by the United States Congress on January 14, 1784, is ratified by King George III of the Kingdom of Great Britain, ending the American Revolutionary War. Copies of the ratified documents are exchanged on May 12, 1784.

Events236 years ago

1860 - On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.

Events160 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia (26,765 troops) to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the war.

Events155 years ago
Events111 years ago

1914 - Mexican Revolution: One of the world's first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico.

Events106 years ago

1916 - World War I: The Battle of Verdun: German forces launch their third offensive of the battle.

Events104 years ago

1917 - World War I: The Battle of Arras: The battle begins with Canadian Corps executing a massive assault on Vimy Ridge.

Events103 years ago

1918 - World War I: The Battle of the Lys: The Portuguese Expeditionary Corps is crushed by the German forces during what is called the Spring Offensive on the Belgian region of Flanders.

Events102 years ago

1937 - The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London. It is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.

Events83 years ago

1939 - African-American singer Marian Anderson gives a concert at the Lincoln Memorial after being denied the use of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Events81 years ago

1940 - World War II: Operation Weserübung: Germany invades Denmark and Norway.

Events80 years ago

1940 - Vidkun Quisling seizes power in Norway.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Battle of Bataan ends. An Indian Ocean raid by Japan's 1st Air Fleet sinks the British aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and the Australian destroyer HMAS Vampire.

Events78 years ago

1945 - Execution of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, anti-Nazi dissident and spy, by the Nazi regime.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer is sunk by the Royal Air Force.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ends.

Events75 years ago
Events75 years ago

1947 - The Glazier–Higgins–Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Events73 years ago

1947 - The Journey of Reconciliation, the first interracial Freedom Ride begins through the upper South in violation of Jim Crow laws. The riders wanted enforcement of the United States Supreme Court's 1946 Irene Morgan decision that banned racial segregation in interstate travel.

Events73 years ago
Events73 years ago

1948 - Jorge Eliécer Gaitán's assassination provokes a violent riot in Bogotá (the Bogotazo), and a further ten years of violence in Colombia.

Events72 years ago

1948 - Fighters from the Irgun and Lehi Zionist paramilitary groups attacked Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, killing over 100.

Events72 years ago

1952 - Hugo Ballivián's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalization of tin mines

Events68 years ago

1957 - The Suez Canal in Egypt is cleared and opens to shipping following the Suez Crisis.

Events63 years ago

1959 - Project Mercury: NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the "Mercury Seven".

Events61 years ago

1960 - Dr Hendrik Verwoerd, Prime Minister of South Africa and architect of apartheid, narrowly survives an assassination attempt by a white farmer, David Pratt in Johannesburg.

Events60 years ago

1961 - The Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles, once the largest electric railway in the world, ends operations.

Events59 years ago

1965 - Astrodome opens. First indoor baseball game is played.

Events55 years ago

1967 - The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.

Events53 years ago

1969 - The first British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford.

Events51 years ago

1975 - The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.

Events45 years ago

1976 - The EMD F40PH diesel locomotive enters revenue service with Amtrak.

Events44 years ago

1980 - The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein kills philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister Bint al-Huda after three days of torture.

Events40 years ago

1981 - The U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS George Washington accidentally collides with the Nissho Maru, a Japanese cargo ship, sinking it.

Events39 years ago

1989 - Tbilisi massacre: an anti-Soviet peaceful demonstration and hunger strike in Tbilisi, demanding restoration of Georgian independence, is dispersed by the Soviet Army, resulting in 20 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

Events31 years ago

1990 - An IRA bombing in County Down, Northern Ireland, kills three members of the UDR.

Events30 years ago

1990 - Thirteen thousand members of the Dene and Métis tribes sign a land claim agreement for 180,000 square kilometres (69,000 sq mi) in the Mackenzie Valley of the western Arctic.

Events30 years ago

1991 - Georgia declares independence from the Soviet Union.

Events29 years ago

1992 - A U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and racketeering charges. He is sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Events28 years ago
Events21 years ago

2003 - Iraq War: Baghdad falls to American forces.

Events17 years ago

2005 - Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor's Guildhall.

Events15 years ago

2009 - In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.

Events11 years ago

2013 - A 6.1–magnitude earthquake strikes Iran killing 32 people and injuring over 850 people.

Events7 years ago

2013 - At least 13 people are killed and another three injured after a man goes on a spree shooting in the Serbian village of Velika Ivanča.

Events7 years ago
Events6 years ago

2017 - Palm Sunday church bombings at Coptic Churches in Tanta and Alexandria take place.

Events3 years ago

2017 - After refusing to give up his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight, Dr. David Dao Duy Anh is forcibly dragged off the flight by aviation security officers, leading to major criticism of United Airlines.

Events3 years ago

Births

1458 - Camilla Battista da Varano, Italian saint (d. 1524)

Births562 years ago
Births522 years ago
Births434 years ago

1597 - John Davenport, English minister, co-founded the New Haven Colony (d. 1670)

Births423 years ago

1598 - Johann Crüger, Sorbian-German composer and theorist (d. 1662)

Births422 years ago

1624 - Henrik Rysensteen, Dutch military engineer (d. 1679)

Births396 years ago

1627 - Johann Caspar Kerll, German organist and composer (d. 1693)

Births393 years ago
Births386 years ago

1648 - Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)

Births372 years ago

1649 - James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire (d. 1685)

Births371 years ago

1654 - Samuel Fritz, Czech Jesuit missionary to South America (d. 1725?)

Births366 years ago

1680 - Philippe Néricault Destouches, French playwright (d. 1754)

Births340 years ago
Births334 years ago

1691 - Johann Matthias Gesner, German scholar and academic (d. 1761)

Births329 years ago

1717 - Georg Matthias Monn, Austrian organist, composer, and educator (d. 1750)

Births303 years ago

1770 - Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist and academic (d. 1831)

Births250 years ago

1773 - Étienne Aignan, French author and academic (d. 1824)

Births247 years ago

1794 - Theobald Boehm, German flute player and composer (d. 1881)

Births226 years ago

1802 - Elias Lönnrot, Finnish physician and philologist (d. 1884)

Births218 years ago

1806 - Isambard Kingdom Brunel, English engineer, designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge (d. 1859)

Births214 years ago

1807 - James Bannerman, Scottish theologian and academic (d. 1868)

Births213 years ago

1821 - Charles Baudelaire, French poet and critic (d. 1867)

Births199 years ago

1830 - Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer and cinematographer (d. 1904)

Births190 years ago
Births185 years ago
Births185 years ago

1846 - Paolo Tosti, Italian-English composer and educator (d. 1916)

Births174 years ago

1848 - Ezequiél Moreno y Díaz, Spanish Augustinian Recollect priest and saint (d. 1906)

Births172 years ago

1865 - Erich Ludendorff, German general and politician (d. 1937)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Polish-American mathematician and engineer (d. 1923)

Births155 years ago

1867 - Chris Watson, Chilean-Australian journalist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1941)

Births153 years ago

1867 - Charles Winckler, Danish tug of war competitor, discus thrower, and shot putter (d. 1932)

Births153 years ago

1872 - Léon Blum, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1950)

Births148 years ago

1875 - Jacques Futrelle, American journalist and author (d. 1912)

Births145 years ago

1880 - Jan Letzel, Czech architect (d. 1925)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Otz Tollen, German actor (d. 1965)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Frank King, American cartoonist (d. 1969)

Births137 years ago

1887 - Konrad Tom, Polish actor, writer, singer, and director (d. 1957)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Sol Hurok, Ukrainian-American talent manager (d. 1974)

Births132 years ago

1893 - Charles E. Burchfield, American painter (d.1967)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Victor Gollancz, English publisher, founded Victor Gollancz Ltd (d. 1967)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian linguist, author, and scholar (d. 1963)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Mance Lipscomb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Michel Simon, Swiss-French actor (d. 1975)

Births125 years ago

1897 - John B. Gambling, American radio host (d. 1974)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Curly Lambeau, American football player and coach (d. 1965)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Paul Robeson, American singer, actor, and activist (d. 1976)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Allen Jenkins, American actor and singer (d. 1974)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Jean Bruchési, Canadian historian and author (d. 1979)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Paul Willis, American actor and director (d. 1960)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Théodore Monod, French explorer and scholar (d. 2000)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Ward Bond, American actor (d. 1960)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Sharkey Bonano, American singer, trumpet player, and bandleader (d. 1972)

Births116 years ago

1905 - J. William Fulbright, American lawyer and politician (d. 1995)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Rafaela Aparicio, Spanish actress (d. 1996)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Antal Doráti, Hungarian-American conductor and composer (d. 1988)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter (d. 1997)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Joseph Krumgold, American author and screenwriter (d. 1980)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Robert Helpmann, Australian dancer, actor, and choreographer (d. 1986)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Abraham A. Ribicoff, American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (d. 1998)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Lev Kopelev, Ukrainian-German author and academic (d. 1997)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Daniel Johnson Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Quebec (d. 1968)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Julian Dash, American swing music jazz tenor saxophonist (d. 1974)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Heinz Meyer, German Fallschirmjäger (paratrooper) during World War II (d. 1987)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Bill Leonard, American journalist (d. 1994)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Johannes Bobrowski, German songwriter and poet (d. 1965)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Ronnie Burgess, Welsh footballer and manager (d. 2005)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Brad Dexter, American actor (d. 2002)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Jørn Utzon, Danish architect, designed the Sydney Opera House (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1919 - J. Presper Eckert, American engineer, invented the ENIAC (d. 1995)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Jean-Marie Balestre, French businessman (d. 2008)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Yitzhak Navon, Israeli politician (d. 2015)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Frankie Thomas, American actor (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Mary Jackson, African American mathematician and aerospace engineer (d. 2005)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Carl Amery, German author and activist (d. 2005)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Leonard Levy, American historian and author (d. 2006)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Arthur Shaw, English professional footballer (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Virginia Gibson, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Art Kane, American photographer (d. 1995)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Gerry Fitt, Northern Irish soldier and politician; British life peer (d. 2005)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Hugh Hefner, American publisher, founded Playboy Enterprises (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Harris Wofford, American politician, author and civil rights activist (d. 2019)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Tiny Hill, New Zealand rugby player

Births93 years ago

1928 - Paul Arizin, American basketball player (d. 2006)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Tom Lehrer, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and mathematician

Births92 years ago

1929 - Sharan Rani Backliwal, Indian sarod player and scholar (d. 2008)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Fred Hollows, New Zealand-Australian ophthalmologist (d. 1993)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Paule Marshall, American author and academic

Births91 years ago

1930 - Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist and author (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - F. Albert Cotton, American chemist and academic (d. 2007)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Wallace McCain, Canadian businessman, founded McCain Foods (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Richard Hatfield, Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Premier of New Brunswick (d. 1991)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Jim Fowler, American zoologist and television host

Births88 years ago

1932 - Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (d. 2006)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Peter Moores, English businessman and philanthropist (d. 2016)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Carl Perkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor and producer

Births87 years ago

1933 - René Burri, Swiss photographer and journalist (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Fern Michaels, American author

Births87 years ago

1933 - Richard Rose, American political scientist and academic

Births87 years ago

1933 - Gian Maria Volonté, Italian actor (d. 1994)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Bill Birch, New Zealand surveyor and politician, 38th New Zealand Minister of Finance

Births86 years ago

1934 - Tom Phillis, Australian motorcycle racer (d. 1962)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Mariya Pisareva, Russian high jumper

Births86 years ago

1935 - Aulis Sallinen, Finnish composer and academic

Births85 years ago

1935 - Avery Schreiber, American actor and comedian (d. 2002)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Jerzy Maksymiuk, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor

Births84 years ago

1936 - Valerie Solanas, American radical feminist author, attempted murderer (d. 1988)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Simon Brown, Baron Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, English lieutenant, lawyer, and judge

Births83 years ago

1937 - Marty Krofft, Canadian screenwriter and producer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Valerie Singleton, English television and radio host

Births83 years ago

1938 - Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian businessman and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Michael Learned, American actress

Births81 years ago

1940 - Hans-Joachim Reske, German sprinter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jim Roberts, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Kay Adams, American singer-songwriter

Births79 years ago

1942 - Brandon deWilde, American actor (d. 1972)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Margo Smith, American singer-songwriter

Births78 years ago

1943 - Leila Khaled, Palestinian activist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Terry Knight, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2004)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Joe Brinkman, American baseball player and umpire

Births76 years ago

1944 - Heinz-Joachim Rothenburg, German shot putter

Births76 years ago

1945 - Steve Gadd, American drummer and percussionist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Peter Gammons, American journalist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Nate Colbert, American baseball player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Mike Hancock, English politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Alan Knott, English cricketer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Sara Parkin, Scottish activist and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - David Webb, English footballer, coach, and manager

Births74 years ago

1947 - Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Italian economist and academic

Births73 years ago

1948 - Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Michel Parizeau, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births72 years ago

1948 - Patty Pravo, Italian singer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Tony Cragg, English sculptor

Births71 years ago

1950 - Nathan Cook, American actor (d. 1998)

Births70 years ago

1952 - Robert Clark, American author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Bruce Robertson, New Zealand rugby player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Tania Tsanaklidou, Greek singer and actress

Births68 years ago

1953 - John Howard, English singer-songwriter and pianist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Hal Ketchum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Stephen Paddock, American mass murderer responsible for the 2017 Las Vegas shooting (d. 2017)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Ken Kalfus, American journalist and author

Births66 years ago

1954 - Dennis Quaid, American actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Iain Duncan Smith, British soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Births66 years ago

1955 - Yamina Benguigui, Algerian-French director and politician

Births65 years ago

1955 - Joolz Denby, English poet and author

Births65 years ago

1956 - Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentinian footballer and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Nigel Shadbolt, English computer scientist and academic

Births64 years ago

1956 - Vahur Sova, Estonian architect

Births64 years ago

1956 - Marina Zoueva, Russian ice dancer and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer and architect (d. 2011)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Martin Margiela, Belgian fashion designer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jamie Redfern, English-born Australian television presenter and pop singer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Tony Sibson, English boxer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Nigel Slater, English food writer and author

Births62 years ago

1959 - Bernard Jenkin, English businessman and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jaak Aab, Estonian educator and politician, Minister of Social Affairs of Estonia

Births60 years ago

1961 - Mark Kelly, Irish keyboard player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Kirk McCaskill, Canadian-American baseball and hockey player

Births59 years ago

1962 - John Eaves, American production designer and illustrator

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ihor Podolchak, Ukrainian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Imran Sherwani, English field hockey player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jeff Turner, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Marc Jacobs, American-French fashion designer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Joe Scarborough, American journalist, lawyer, and politician

Births57 years ago

1964 - Rob Awalt, German-American football player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Juliet Cuthbert, Jamaican sprinter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Peter Penashue, Canadian businessman and politician, 9th Canadian Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

Births56 years ago

1964 - Margaret Peterson Haddix, American author

Births56 years ago

1964 - Rick Tocchet, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Helen Alfredsson, Swedish golfer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Paulina Porizkova, Czech-born Swedish-American model and actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jeff Zucker, American businessman

Births55 years ago

1966 - John Hammond, English weather forecaster

Births54 years ago

1966 - Cynthia Nixon, American actress

Births54 years ago

1967 - Natascha Engel, German-English translator and politician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Sam Harris, American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jay Chandrasekhar, American actor, comedian, writer and director

Births52 years ago

1969 - Barnaby Kay, English actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Linda Kisabaka, German runner

Births51 years ago

1970 - Chorão, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births50 years ago

1971 - Peter Canavan, Irish footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Leo Fortune-West, English footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Austin Peck, American actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jacques Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver

Births49 years ago

1972 - Bernard Ackah, German-Japanese martial artist and kick-boxer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Siiri Vallner, Estonian architect

Births48 years ago

1974 - Megan Connolly, Australian actress (d. 2001)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jenna Jameson, American actress and pornographic performer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Robbie Fowler, English footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - David Gordon Green, American director and screenwriter

Births45 years ago

1976 - Kyle Peterson, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1977 - Gerard Way, American singer-songwriter and comic book writer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Kousei Amano, Japanese actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jorge Andrade, Portuguese footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Rachel Stevens, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births42 years ago

1979 - Jeff Reed, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Keshia Knight Pulliam, American actress

Births41 years ago

1980 - Sarah Ayton, English sailor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Luciano Galletti, Argentinian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Albert Hammond Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Milan Bartovič, Slovak ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - A. J. Ellis, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Dennis Sarfate, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Eric Harris, American mass murderer, responsible for the Columbine High School massacre (d. 1999)

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jay Baruchel, Canadian actor

Births38 years ago

1982 - Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kathleen Munroe, Canadian-American actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Ryan Clark, Australian actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - Willie Colon, American football player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Habiba Ghribi, Tunisian runner

Births36 years ago

1984 - Adam Loewen, Canadian baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Óscar Razo, Mexican footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Antonio Nocerino, Italian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - David Robertson, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Mike Hart, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Leighton Meester, American actress

Births34 years ago

1987 - Kassim Abdallah, French-Comorian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Graham Gano, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Craig Mabbitt, American singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jesse McCartney, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jarrod Mullen, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jazmine Sullivan, American singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1988 - Michel Alves Baroni, Brazilian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jeremy Metcalfe, English racing driver

Births32 years ago

1989 - Danielle Kahle, American figure skater

Births31 years ago

1990 - Kristen Stewart, American actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - Ryan Williams, American football player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Ryan Kelly, American basketball player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Mary Killman, American synchronized swimmer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Joshua Ledet, American singer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Joey Pollari, American actor

Births26 years ago

1995 - Domagoj Bošnjak, Croatian basketball player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Robert Bauer, German-Kazakhstani footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Jayden Brailey, Australian rugby league player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Emerson Hyndman, American soccer player

Births24 years ago

1998 - Elle Fanning, American actress and model

Births22 years ago

1999 - Isaac Hempstead Wright, English actor

Births21 years ago

1999 - Montero Lamar Hill, American rapper

Births21 years ago

2000 - Jackie Evancho, American singer

Births20 years ago

Deaths

585 BC - Jimmu, emperor of Japan (b. 711 BC)

Deaths

AD 93 - Yuan An, Chinese scholar and politician

Deaths

436 - Tan Daoji, Chinese general and politician

Deaths

491 - Zeno, emperor of the Byzantine Empire (b. 425)

Deaths

682 - Maslama ibn Mukhallad al-Ansari, Egyptian politician, Governor of Egypt (b. 616)

Deaths

715 - Constantine, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 664)

Deaths

1024 - Benedict VIII, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 980)

Deaths996 years ago

1137 - William X, duke of Aquitaine (b. 1099)

Deaths883 years ago

1241 - Henry II, High Duke of Poland (b. 1196)

Deaths779 years ago

1283 - Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (b. 1261)

Deaths737 years ago

1327 - Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland, Scottish nobleman (ca. 1296)

Deaths693 years ago

1483 - Edward IV, king of England (b. 1442)

Deaths537 years ago

1484 - Edward of Middleheim, prince of Wales (b. 1473)

Deaths536 years ago

1550 - Alqas Mirza, Safavid prince (b. 1516)

Deaths470 years ago

1553 - François Rabelais, French monk and scholar (b. 1494)

Deaths467 years ago

1557 - Mikael Agricola, Finnish priest and scholar (b. 1510)

Deaths463 years ago

1626 - Francis Bacon, English jurist and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1561)

Deaths394 years ago

1654 - Matei Basarab, Romanian prince (b. 1588)

Deaths366 years ago

1693 - Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French author (b. 1618)

Deaths327 years ago

1747 - Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat, Scottish soldier and politician (b. 1667)

Deaths273 years ago

1754 - Christian Wolff, German philosopher and academic (b. 1679)

Deaths266 years ago

1761 - William Law, English priest and theologian (b. 1686)

Deaths259 years ago

1768 - Sarah Fielding, English author (b. 1710)

Deaths252 years ago

1804 - Jacques Necker, Swiss-French politician, Chief Minister to the French Monarch (b. 1732)

Deaths216 years ago

1806 - William V, stadtholder of the Dutch Republic (b. 1748)

Deaths214 years ago

1872 - Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (b. 1794)

Deaths148 years ago

1876 - Charles Goodyear, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1804)

Deaths144 years ago

1882 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet and painter (b. 1828)

Deaths138 years ago

1889 - Michel Eugène Chevreul, French chemist and academic (b. 1786)

Deaths131 years ago

1909 - Helena Modjeska, Polish-American actress (b. 1840)

Deaths111 years ago

1915 - Raymond Whittindale, English rugby player (b. 1883)

Deaths105 years ago

1917 - James Hope Moulton, English philologist and scholar (b. 1863)

Deaths103 years ago

1922 - Hans Fruhstorfer, German entomologist and explorer (b. 1866)

Deaths98 years ago

1926 - Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer (b. 1857)

Deaths94 years ago

1936 - Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1855)

Deaths84 years ago

1940 - Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (b. 1865)

Deaths80 years ago

1944 - Yevgeniya Rudneva, Ukrainian lieutenant and pilot (b. 1920)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German pastor and theologian (b. 1906)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral (b. 1887)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Johann Georg Elser, German carpenter (b. 1903)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Hans Oster, German general (b. 1887)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Karl Sack, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1896)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Hans von Dohnányi, Austrian-German lawyer and jurist (b. 1902)

Deaths75 years ago
Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian lawyer and politician, 16th Colombian Minister of National Education (b. 1903)

Deaths72 years ago

1951 - Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist and meteorologist (b. 1862)

Deaths69 years ago

1953 - Eddie Cochems, American football player and coach (b. 1877)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - C. E. M. Joad, English philosopher and television host (b. 1891)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Hans Reichenbach, German philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1891)

Deaths67 years ago

1959 - Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, designed the Price Tower and Fallingwater (b. 1867)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - Zog I of Albania (b. 1895)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Eddie Edwards, American trombonist (b. 1891)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Xul Solar, Argentinian painter and sculptor (b. 1887)

Deaths57 years ago

1970 - Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American illustrator and animator (b. 1896)

Deaths50 years ago

1976 - Dagmar Nordstrom, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1903)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Phil Ochs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Renato Petronio, Italian rower (b. 1891)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Clough Williams-Ellis, English-Welsh architect, designed Portmeirion (b. 1883)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Iraqi cleric and philosopher (b. 1935)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1896)

Deaths38 years ago

1988 - Brook Benton, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1931)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Hans Berndt, German footballer (b. 1913)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Dave Prater, American singer (b. 1937)

Deaths32 years ago

1991 - Forrest Towns, American hurdler and coach (b. 1914)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Joseph B. Soloveitchik, American rabbi and philosopher (b. 1903)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Richard Condon, American author and publicist (b. 1915)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Mae Boren Axton, American singer-songwriter (b. 1914)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Helene Hanff, American author and screenwriter (b. 1916)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Nigerien general and politician, President of Niger (b. 1949)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Willie Stargell, American baseball player and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Pat Flaherty, American race car driver (b. 1926)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Leopold Vietoris, Austrian soldier, mathematician, and academic (b. 1891)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Jerry Bittle, American cartoonist (b. 1949)

Deaths17 years ago

2006 - Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, manager (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish director and screenwriter (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Egon Bondy, Czech philosopher and poet (b. 1930)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer and academic (b. 1907)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Nick Adenhart, American baseball player (b. 1986)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Zoltán Varga, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1945)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Zakariya Rashid Hassan al-Ashiri, Bahraini journalist (b. 1971)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Sidney Lumet, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Malcolm Thomas, Welsh rugby player and cricketer (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - David Hayes, American sculptor and painter (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Greg McCrary, American football player (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mordechai Mishani, Israeli lawyer and politician (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - McCandlish Phillips, American journalist and author (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Paolo Soleri, Italian-American architect, designed the Cosanti (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Gil Askey, American trumpet player, composer, and producer (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

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

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rory Ellinger, American lawyer and politician (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Norman Girvan, Jamaican economist, academic, and politician (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Aelay Narendra, Indian politician (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - A. N. R. Robinson, Trinbagonian politician, 3rd President of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Svetlana Velmar-Janković, Serbian author (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Paul Almond, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Margaret Rule, British marine archaeologist (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nina Companeez, French director and screenwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Alexander Dalgarno, English physicist and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ivan Doig, American journalist and author (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tsien Tsuen-hsuin, Chinese-American academic (b. 1909)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Duane Clarridge, American spy (b. 1932)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Will Smith, American football player (b. 1981)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - John Clarke, New Zealand-Australian comedian, writer, and satirist (b. 1948)

Deaths3 years ago

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