Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

Events

837 - Halley's Comet makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 AU (5.1 million kilometres/3.2 million miles).

Events

1407 - Deshin Shekpa, 5th Karmapa Lama visits the Ming dynasty capital at Nanjing. He is awarded the title "Great Treasure Prince of Dharma".

Events613 years ago

1500 - Ludovico Sforza is captured by Swiss troops at Novara and is handed over to the French.

Events520 years ago

1606 - The Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.

Events414 years ago

1710 - The Statute of Anne, the first law regulating copyright, comes into force in Great Britain.

Events310 years ago

1741 - War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia gains control of Silesia at the Battle of Mollwitz.

Events279 years ago

1809 - Napoleonic Wars: The War of the Fifth Coalition begins when forces of the Austrian Empire invade Bavaria.

Events211 years ago

1815 - The Mount Tambora volcano begins a three-month-long eruption, lasting until July 15. The eruption ultimately kills 71,000 people and affects Earth's climate for the next two years.

Events205 years ago
Events204 years ago

1821 - Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Ottoman government from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.

Events199 years ago

1826 - The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town of Missolonghi begin leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.

Events194 years ago

1858 - After the original Big Ben, a 14.5 tonnes (32,000 lb) bell for the Palace of Westminster, had cracked during testing, it is recast into the current 13.76 tonnes (30,300 lb) bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

Events162 years ago

1864 - Archduke Maximilian of Habsburg is proclaimed emperor of Mexico during the French intervention in Mexico.

Events156 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.

Events155 years ago

1866 - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.

Events154 years ago

1868 - At Arogee in Abyssinia, British and Indian forces defeat an army of Emperor Tewodros II. While 700 Ethiopians are killed and many more injured, only two British/Indian troops die.

Events152 years ago

1872 - The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska.

Events148 years ago

1887 - On Easter Sunday, Pope Leo XIII authorizes the establishment of the Catholic University of America.

Events133 years ago

1912 - RMS Titanic sets sail from Southampton, England on her maiden and only voyage.

Events108 years ago

1916 - The Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.

Events104 years ago

1919 - Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.

Events101 years ago

1925 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner's Sons.

Events95 years ago

1938 - 1938 German parliamentary election and referendum, the final elections to the Reichstag during Nazi rule and seeking approval for the recent annexation of Austria

Events82 years ago

1939 - Alcoholics Anonymous, A.A.'s "Big Book" is first published.

Events81 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Axis powers establish the Independent State of Croatia.

Events79 years ago
Events76 years ago

1957 - The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.

Events63 years ago

1963 - One hundred twenty-nine American sailors die when the submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea.

Events57 years ago

1968 - The TEV Wahine, a New Zealand ferry sinks in Wellington harbour due to a fierce storm - the strongest winds ever in Wellington. Out of the 734 people on board, fifty-three died.

Events52 years ago

1970 - Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.

Events50 years ago

1971 - Ping-pong diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit.

Events49 years ago

1972 - Tombs containing bamboo slips, among them Sun Tzu's Art of War and Sun Bin's lost military treatise, are accidentally discovered by construction workers in Shandong.

Events48 years ago

1972 - Vietnam War: For the first time since November 1967, American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam.

Events48 years ago

1973 - Invicta International Airlines Flight 435 crashes in a snowstorm on approach to Basel, Switzerland killing 108 people.

Events47 years ago

1979 - Red River Valley tornado outbreak: A tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people.

Events41 years ago

1988 - The Ojhri Camp explosion kills or injures more than 1,000 people in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Events32 years ago

1991 - Italian ferry MS Moby Prince collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.

Events29 years ago

1991 - A rare tropical storm develops in the South Atlantic Ocean near Angola; the first to be documented by satellites.

Events29 years ago

1998 - The Good Friday Agreement is signed in Northern Ireland.

Events22 years ago

2009 - President of Fiji Ratu Josefa Iloilo announces the abrogation of the constitution and assumes all governance in the country, creating a constitutional crisis.

Events11 years ago

2010 - Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing 96 people, including Polish President Lech Kaczyński, his wife, and dozens of other senior officials and dignitaries.

Events10 years ago

2016 - The Paravur temple accident in which a devastating fire caused by the explosion of firecrackers stored for Vishu, kills more than one hundred people out of the thousands gathered for seventh day of Bhadrakali worship.

Events4 years ago

2016 - An earthquake, of 6.6 magnitude, strikes 39 km west-southwest of Ashkasham, shakes up India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Srinagar and Pakistan.

Events4 years ago

2019 - Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope project announce the first ever image of a black hole, located in the centre of the M87 galaxy

Events1 years ago

Births

401 - Theodosius II, Roman emperor (d. 450)

Births

1018 - Nizam al-Mulk, Persian scholar and vizier (d. 1092)

Births1002 years ago

1472 - Margaret of York, English princess (d. 1472)

Births548 years ago

1480 - Philibert II, duke of Savoy (d. 1504)

Births540 years ago

1487 - William I, count of Nassau-Dillenburg (d. 1559)

Births533 years ago

1512 - James V, king of Scotland (d. 1542)

Births508 years ago

1579 - Augustus II, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1666)

Births441 years ago

1583 - Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and jurist (d. 1645)

Births437 years ago

1603 - Christian, Prince-Elect of Denmark (d. 1647)

Births417 years ago

1651 - Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1708)

Births369 years ago

1656 - René Lepage de Sainte-Claire, French-Canadian settler, founded Rimouski (d. 1718)

Births364 years ago

1704 - Benjamin Heath, English scholar and author (d. 1766)

Births316 years ago

1707 - Michel Corrette, French organist, composer, and author (d. 1795)

Births313 years ago

1713 - John Whitehurst, English geologist and clockmaker (d. 1788)

Births307 years ago

1755 - Samuel Hahnemann, German-French physician and academic (d. 1843)

Births265 years ago

1762 - Giovanni Aldini, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1834)

Births258 years ago

1769 - Jean Lannes, French marshal (d. 1809)

Births251 years ago

1778 - William Hazlitt, English essayist and critic (d. 1830)

Births242 years ago

1794 - Matthew C. Perry, English-Scottish American commander (d. 1858)

Births226 years ago

1806 - Juliette Drouet, French actress (d. 1883)

Births214 years ago

1806 - Leonidas Polk, Scottish-American general and bishop (d. 1884)

Births214 years ago

1827 - Lew Wallace, American general, lawyer, and politician, 11th Governor of New Mexico Territory (d. 1905)

Births193 years ago

1829 - William Booth, English minister, founded The Salvation Army (d. 1912)

Births191 years ago

1847 - Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-American journalist, publisher, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (d. 1911)

Births173 years ago

1864 - Eugen d'Albert, Scottish-German pianist and composer (d. 1932)

Births156 years ago

1865 - Jack Miner, American-Canadian farmer, hunter, and environmentalist (d. 1944)

Births155 years ago

1867 - George William Russell, Irish author, poet, and painter (d. 1935)

Births153 years ago

1868 - George Arliss, English actor and playwright (d. 1946)

Births152 years ago

1868 - Asriel Günzig, Moravian rabbi (d. 1931)

Births152 years ago

1873 - Kyösti Kallio, Finnish farmer, banker, and politician, 4th President of Finland (d. 1940)

Births147 years ago

1877 - Alfred Kubin, Austrian author and illustrator (d. 1959)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Bernhard Gregory, Estonian-German chess player (d. 1939)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Coenraad Hiebendaal, Dutch rower and physician (d. 1921)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Frances Perkins, American sociologist, academic, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 1965)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Montague Summers, English clergyman and author (d. 1948)

Births140 years ago

1886 - Johnny Hayes, American runner and trainer (d. 1965)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Bernardo Houssay, Argentinian physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Louis Rougier, French philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1982)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Frank Barson, English footballer and coach (d. 1968)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Otto Steinböck, Austrian zoologist (d. 1969)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Ben Nicholson, British painter (d. 1982)

Births126 years ago

1897 - Prafulla Chandra Sen, Indian accountant and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1990)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Arnold Orville Beckman, American chemist, inventor, and philanthropist (d. 2004)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Dhananjay Ramchandra Gadgil, Indian economist (d. 1971)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Clare Turlay Newberry, American author and illustrator (d. 1970)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Steve Anderson, American hurdler (d. 1988)

Births114 years ago

1910 - Margaret Clapp, American scholar and academic (d. 1974)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Helenio Herrera, Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1997)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Paul Sweezy, American economist and publisher, founded the Monthly Review (d. 2004)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Martin Denny, American pianist and composer (d. 2005)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Maurice Schumann, French journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs for France (d. 1998)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Boris Kidrič, Austrian-Slovenian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Slovenia (d. 1953)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Stefan Heym, German-American soldier and author (d. 2001)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Jack Badcock, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Harry Morgan, American actor and director (d. 2011)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist, poet, and illustrator (d. 2014)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Lee Jung-seob, Korean painter (d. 1956)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Robert Burns Woodward, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)

Births103 years ago

1919 - John Houbolt, American engineer and academic (d. 2014)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Chuck Connors, American baseball player and actor (d. 1992)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jake Warren, Canadian soldier and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (d. 2008)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Sheb Wooley, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2003)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Roger Gaillard, Haitian historian and author (d. 2000)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Jane Kean, American actress and singer (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Floyd Simmons, American decathlete and actor (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1923 - John Watkins, South African cricketer

Births97 years ago

1924 - Kenneth Noland, American soldier and painter (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Linda Goodman, American astrologer and author (d. 1995)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Angelo Poffo, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jacques Castérède, French pianist and composer (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Junior Samples, American comedian (Hee Haw) (d. 1983)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Norma Candal, Puerto Rican-American actress (d. 2006)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver (d. 1959)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Liz Sheridan, American actress

Births91 years ago

1929 - Max von Sydow, Swedish-French actor

Births91 years ago

1930 - Claude Bolling, French pianist, composer, and actor

Births90 years ago

1930 - Dolores Huerta, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers

Births90 years ago

1931 - Kishori Amonkar, Indian classical vocalist (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Delphine Seyrig, Swiss/Alsatian French actress (d. 1990)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Rokusuke Ei, Japanese composer and author (d. 2016)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Helen McElhone, Scottish politician (d. 2013)

Births87 years ago

1934 - David Halberstam, American journalist and author (d. 2007)

Births86 years ago

1935 - John A. Bennett, American soldier (d. 1961)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Patrick Garland, English actor and director (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Peter Hollingworth, Australian bishop, 23rd Governor General of Australia

Births85 years ago

1936 - John Howell, English long jumper

Births84 years ago

1936 - John Madden, American football player, coach, and sportscaster

Births84 years ago

1936 - Bobbie Smith, American singer (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Bella Akhmadulina, Soviet and Russian poet, short story writer, and translator (d. 2010)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Don Meredith, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Claudio Magris, Italian scholar, author, and translator

Births81 years ago

1940 - Gloria Hunniford, British radio and television host

Births80 years ago

1941 - Harold Long, Canadian politician (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Paul Theroux, American novelist, short story writer, and travel writer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1998)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Ian Callaghan, English footballer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Stuart Dybek, American novelist, short story writer, and poet

Births78 years ago

1943 - Andrzej Badeński, Polish-German sprinter (d. 2008)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Margaret Pemberton, English author

Births77 years ago

1945 - Kevin Berry, Australian swimmer (d. 2006)

Births75 years ago

1946 - David Angell, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2001)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bob Watson, American baseball player and manager

Births74 years ago

1946 - Adolf Winkelmann, German director, producer, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1947 - David A. Adler, American author and educator

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bunny Wailer, Jamaican singer-songwriter and drummer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Mel Blount, American football player

Births72 years ago

1949 - Daniel Mangeas, French banker and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1949 - Eric Troyer, American singer-songwriter, keyboardist and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Ken Griffey, Sr., American baseball player and manager

Births70 years ago

1950 - Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (d. 1992)

Births70 years ago

1951 - David Helvarg, American journalist and activist

Births69 years ago

1952 - Narayan Rane, Indian politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Births68 years ago

1952 - Masashi Sada, Japanese singer, lyricist, composer, novelist, actor, and producer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Steven Seagal, American actor, producer, and martial artist

Births68 years ago

1953 - David Moorcroft, English runner and businessman

Births67 years ago

1953 - Pamela Wallin, Swedish-Canadian journalist, academic, and politician

Births67 years ago

1954 - Paul Bearer, American wrestler and manager (d. 2013)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Anne Lamott, American author and educator

Births66 years ago

1954 - Peter MacNicol, American actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Juan Williams, Panamanian-American journalist and author

Births66 years ago

1955 - Lesley Garrett, English soprano and actress

Births65 years ago

1956 - Carol V. Robinson, English chemist and academic

Births64 years ago

1957 - Aliko Dangote, Nigerian businessman, founded Dangote Group

Births63 years ago

1957 - John M. Ford, American author and poet (d. 2006)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Steve Gustafson, Spanish-American bass player

Births63 years ago

1957 - Rosemary Hill, English historian and author

Births63 years ago

1958 - Bob Bell, Northern Irish engineer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Yefim Bronfman, Uzbek-American pianist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Brigitte Holzapfel, German high jumper

Births62 years ago

1959 - Babyface, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Yvan Loubier, Canadian economist and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Brian Setzer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Steve Bisciotti, American businessman, co-founded Allegis Group

Births60 years ago

1960 - Katrina Leskanich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Terry Teagle, American basketball player

Births60 years ago

1961 - Nicky Campbell, Scottish broadcaster and journalist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Joe Cole, American roadie and author (d. 1991)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Carole Goble, English computer scientist and academic

Births59 years ago

1961 - Mark Jones, American basketball player

Births59 years ago

1962 - Steve Tasker, American football player and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Warren DeMartini, American guitarist and songwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jeff Gray, American baseball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Doris Leuthard, Swiss lawyer and politician, 162nd President of the Swiss Confederation

Births57 years ago

1965 - Tim Alexander, American drummer and songwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Steve Claridge, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1967 - Donald Dufresne, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - David Rovics, American singer-songwriter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Metin Göktepe, Turkish photographer and journalist (d. 1996)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Orlando Jones, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Steve Glasson, Australian lawn bowler

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Enrico Ciccone, Canadian ice hockey player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Leonard Doroftei, Romanian-Canadian boxer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Kenny Lattimore, American singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Q-Tip, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Brad William Henke, American football player and actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Indro Olumets, Estonian footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Al Reyes, Dominican-American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Ian Harvey, Australian cricketer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Priit Kasesalu, Estonian computer programmer, co-created Skype

Births48 years ago

1972 - Gordon Buchanan, Scottish film maker

Births48 years ago

1973 - Guillaume Canet, French actor and director

Births47 years ago

1973 - Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Aidan Moffat, Scottish singer-songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Christopher Simmons, Canadian-American graphic designer, author, and academic

Births47 years ago

1974 - Eric Greitens, American soldier, author and politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Petros Passalis, Greek footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Chris Carrabba, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Terrence Lewis, Indian dancer and choreographer

Births45 years ago

1975 - David Harbour, American actor

Births45 years ago

1976 - Clare Buckfield, English actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Yoshino Kimura, Japanese actress and singer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sara Renner, Canadian skier

Births44 years ago

1977 - Stephanie Sheh, Taiwanese-American voice actress, director, and producer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Sir Christus, Finnish guitarist

Births42 years ago

1979 - Iván Alonso, Uruguayan footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kenyon Coleman, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rachel Corrie, American author and activist (d. 2003)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer-songwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Peter Kopteff, Finnish footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player and model

Births40 years ago

1980 - Charlie Hunnam, English actor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Shao Jiayi, Chinese footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kasey Kahne, American race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Bryce Soderberg, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Liz McClarnon, English singer and dancer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Michael Pitt, American actor, model and musician

Births39 years ago

1981 - Alexei Semenov, Russian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Andre Ethier, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Chyler Leigh, American actress and singer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Jamie Chung, American actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Andrew Dost, American guitarist and songwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ryan Merriman, American actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - Hannes Sigurðsson, Icelandic footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Faustina Agolley, Ghanaian/Chinese Malaysian English-Australian television host and producer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jeremy Barrett, American figure skater

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mandy Moore, English/Irish/Russian-American singer-songwriter and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - David Obua, Ugandan footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Damien Perquis, French-Polish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Gonzalo Javier Rodríguez, Argentinian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Barkhad Abdi, Somali-American actor and director

Births35 years ago

1985 - Willo Flood, Irish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jesús Gámez, Spanish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dion Phaneuf, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Olivia Borlée, Belgian sprinter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Fernando Gago, Argentine footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Corey Kluber, American baseball pitcher

Births34 years ago

1986 - Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Tore Reginiussen, Norwegian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Shay Mitchell, Canadian actress and model

Births33 years ago

1987 - Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano

Births33 years ago

1988 - Chris Heston, American baseball pitcher

Births32 years ago

1988 - Haley Joel Osment, American actor

Births32 years ago

1990 - Ben Amos, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Andile Jali, South African footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Ricky Leutele, Australian-Samoan rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Maren Morris, American singer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Alex Pettyfer, English actor

Births30 years ago

1991 - AJ Michalka, American actress and singer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Jack Buchanan, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Sadio Mané, Senegalese footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Daisy Ridley, English actress

Births28 years ago

1993 - Sofia Carson, American singer and actress

Births27 years ago

1995 - Ian Nelson, American actor

Births25 years ago

1996 - Thanasi Kokkinakis, Australian tennis player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Audrey Whitby, American actress

Births24 years ago

1998 - Anna Pogorilaya, Russian figure skater

Births22 years ago

2001 - Ky Baldwin, Australian singer and actor

Births19 years ago

2001 - Noa Kirel, Israeli singer

Births19 years ago

Deaths

879 - Louis the Stammerer, king of West Francia (b. 846)

Deaths

943 - Landulf I, prince of Benevento and Capua

Deaths

948 - Hugh of Arles, king of Italy

Deaths

1008 - Notker of Liège, French bishop (b. 940)

Deaths1012 years ago

1216 - Eric X, king of Sweden (b. 1180)

Deaths804 years ago

1282 - Ahmad Fanakati, chief minister under Kublai Khan

Deaths738 years ago

1309 - Elisabeth von Rapperswil, Swiss countess (b. 1261)

Deaths711 years ago

1362 - Maud, English noblewoman (b. 1339)

Deaths658 years ago

1500 - Michael Tarchaniota Marullus, Greek scholar and poet

Deaths520 years ago

1533 - Frederick I, king of Denmark and Norway (b. 1471)

Deaths487 years ago

1545 - Costanzo Festa, Italian composer

Deaths475 years ago

1585 - Gregory XIII, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1502)

Deaths435 years ago

1598 - Jacopo Mazzoni, Italian philosopher (b. 1548)

Deaths422 years ago

1599 - Gabrielle d'Estrées, French mistress of Henry IV of France (b. 1571)

Deaths421 years ago

1601 - Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish soldier and poet (b. 1562)

Deaths419 years ago

1619 - Thomas Jones, English-Irish archbishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of Ireland (b. 1550)

Deaths401 years ago

1640 - Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1578)

Deaths380 years ago

1644 - William Brewster, English official and pilgrim leader (b. 1566)

Deaths376 years ago

1646 - Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor (b. 1576)

Deaths374 years ago

1667 - Jan Marek Marci, Czech physician and author (b. 1595)

Deaths353 years ago

1704 - William Egon of Fürstenberg, German cardinal (b. 1629)

Deaths316 years ago

1756 - Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer (b. 1661)

Deaths264 years ago

1760 - Jean Lebeuf, French historian and author (b. 1687)

Deaths260 years ago

1786 - John Byron, English admiral and politician, 24th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1723)

Deaths234 years ago

1806 - Horatio Gates, English-American general (b. 1727)

Deaths214 years ago

1813 - Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1736)

Deaths207 years ago

1823 - Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher and academic (b. 1757)

Deaths197 years ago

1871 - Lucio Norberto Mansilla, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1789)

Deaths149 years ago

1904 - Isabella II, Spanish queen (b. 1830)

Deaths116 years ago

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

Deaths111 years ago

1919 - Emiliano Zapata, Mexican general (b. 1879)

Deaths101 years ago

1920 - Moritz Cantor, German mathematician and historian (b. 1829)

Deaths100 years ago

1931 - Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet, painter, and philosopher (b. 1883)

Deaths89 years ago

1935 - Rosa Campbell Praed, Australian novelist (b. 1851)

Deaths85 years ago

1938 - King Oliver, American cornet player and bandleader (b. 1885)

Deaths82 years ago

1942 - Carl Schenstrøm, Danish actor and director (b. 1881)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Andreas Faehlmann, Estonian-German sailor and engineer (b. 1898)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, Dutch printer and typographer (b. 1882)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Charles Nordhoff, English-American lieutenant and author (b. 1887)

Deaths73 years ago

1950 - Fevzi Çakmak, Turkish field marshal and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1876)

Deaths70 years ago

1954 - Auguste Lumière, French director and producer (b. 1862)

Deaths66 years ago

1954 - Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1888)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French priest, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1881)

Deaths65 years ago

1958 - Chuck Willis, American singer-songwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - André Berthomieu, French director and screenwriter (b. 1903)

Deaths60 years ago

1962 - Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1886)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish artist and musician (b. 1940)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - Lloyd Casner, American race car driver, founded Casner Motor Racing Division (b. 1928)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 - Linda Darnell, American actress (b. 1923)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Evelyn Waugh, English soldier, novelist, journalist and critic (b. 1903)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Gustavs Celmiņš, Latvian lieutenant and politician (b. 1899)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Harley Earl, American businessman (b. 1893)

Deaths51 years ago

1975 - Walker Evans, American photographer (b. 1903)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Marjorie Main, American actress (b. 1890)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Hjalmar Mäe, Estonian politician (b. 1901)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Nino Rota, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1911)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Kay Medford, American actress and singer (b. 1919)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Howard Thurman, American author, philosopher and civil rights activist (b. 1899)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Issam Sartawi, Palestinian activist (b. 1935)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Zisis Verros, Greek chieftain of the Macedonian Struggle (b. 1880)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Linda Creed, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths34 years ago

1991 - Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (b. 1955)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Martin Hannett, English guitarist and producer (b. 1948)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Natalie Schafer, American actress (b. 1900)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Sam Kinison, American comedian and actor (b. 1953)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Chris Hani, South African activist and politician (b. 1942)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Sam B. Hall, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Morarji Desai, Indian politician, 4th Prime Minister of India (b. 1896)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Michael Dorris, American author and academic (b. 1945)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Seraphim of Athens, Greek archbishop (b. 1913)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-American biochemist and physician (b. 1910)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Jean Vander Pyl, American actress and voice artist (b. 1919)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Peter Jones, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Little Eva, American singer (b. 1943)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Jacek Kaczmarski, Polish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and poet (b. 1957)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Sakıp Sabancı, Turkish businessman and philanthropist, founded Sabancı Holding (b. 1933)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Scott Gottlieb, American drummer (b. 1970)

Deaths15 years ago
Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Wally Tax, Dutch singer-songwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Charles Philippe Leblond, French-Canadian biologist and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Dakota Staton, American singer (b. 1930)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Deborah Digges, American poet and educator (b. 1950)

Deaths11 years ago
Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Casualties in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash included:Anna Walentynowicz, Ukrainian-Polish journalist and activist (b. 1929)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Dixie Carter, American actress and singer (b. 1939)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Raymond Aubrac, French engineer and activist (b. 1914)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Barbara Buchholz, German theremin player and composer (b. 1959)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Lili Chookasian, Armenian-American operatic singer (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Luis Aponte Martínez, Puerto Rican cardinal (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Akin Omoboriowo, Nigerian lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Lorenzo Antonetti, Italian cardinal (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Raymond Boudon, French sociologist and academic (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Binod Bihari Chowdhury, Bangladeshi activist (b. 1911)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Robert Edwards, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Olive Lewin, Jamaican anthropologist, musicologist, and author (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gordon Thomas, English cyclist (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Angela Voigt, German long jumper (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Dominique Baudis, French journalist and politician (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jim Flaherty, Canadian lawyer and politician, 37th Canadian Minister of Finance (b. 1949)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Richard Hoggart, English author and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sue Townsend, English author and playwright (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Raúl Héctor Castro, Mexican-American politician and diplomat, 14th Governor of Arizona (b. 1916)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Judith Malina, German-American actress and director, co-founded The Living Theatre (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Rose Francine Rogombé, Gabonese lawyer and politician, President of Gabon (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Peter Walsh, Australian farmer and politician, 6th Australian Minister for Finance (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Howard Marks, Welsh cannabis smuggler, writer, and legalisation campaigner (b. 1945)

Deaths4 years ago

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