Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Commemoration of first human in space by Yuri Gagarin: Cosmonautics Day (Russia)

Holidays and observances

Commemoration of first human in space by Yuri Gagarin: International Day of Human Space Flight

Holidays and observances

Commemoration of first human in space by Yuri Gagarin: Yuri's Night (International observance)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

238 - Gordian II loses the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, subsequently commits suicide.

Events

240 - Shapur I becomes co-emperor of the Sasanian Empire with his father Ardashir I.

Events

627 - King Edwin of Northumbria is converted to Christianity by Paulinus, bishop of York.

Events

1012 - Duke Oldřich of Bohemia deposes and blinds his brother Jaromír who flees to Poland.

Events1008 years ago

1204 - The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Constantinople and enter the city, which they completely occupy the following day.

Events816 years ago

1606 - The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of English and Scottish ships.

Events414 years ago

1776 - American Revolution: With the Halifax Resolves, the North Carolina Provincial Congress authorizes its Congressional delegation to vote for independence from Britain.

Events244 years ago

1807 - The Froberg mutiny ends when the remaining mutineers blow up the magazine of Fort Ricasoli.

Events213 years ago

1820 - Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.

Events200 years ago

1831 - Soldiers marching on the Broughton Suspension Bridge in Manchester, England, cause it to collapse.

Events189 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Battle of Fort Sumter. The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.

Events159 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: The Andrews Raid (the Great Locomotive Chase) occurs, starting from Big Shanty, Georgia (now Kennesaw).

Events158 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of Fort Pillow: Confederate forces kill most of the African American soldiers that surrendered at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.

Events156 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: Mobile, Alabama, falls to the Union Army.

Events155 years ago

1877 - The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.

Events143 years ago

1910 - SMS Zrínyi, one of the last pre-dreadnought battleships built by the Austro-Hungarian Navy, is launched.

Events110 years ago

1917 - World War I: Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans.

Events103 years ago

1927 - Shanghai massacre of 1927: Chiang Kai-shek orders the Communist Party of China members executed in Shanghai, ending the First United Front.

Events93 years ago

1927 - Rocksprings, Texas was hit by an F5 tornado that destroyed 235 of the 247 buildings in the town and killed 72 townspeople and injured 205; third deadliest tornado in Texas history.

Events93 years ago

1928 - The Bremen, a German Junkers W 33 type aircraft, takes off for the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west.

Events92 years ago

1934 - The strongest surface wind gust in the world at the time of 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire. It has since been surpassed.

Events86 years ago

1934 - The U.S. Auto-Lite strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.

Events86 years ago

1937 - Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England.

Events83 years ago

1945 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies in office; Vice President Harry S. Truman becomes President upon Roosevelt's death.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The U.S. Ninth Army under General William H. Simpson crosses the Elbe River astride Magdeburg, and reached Tangermünde—only 50 miles from Berlin.

Events75 years ago

1955 - The polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, is declared safe and effective.

Events65 years ago

1961 - Cold War: Space Race: The Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space and perform the first manned orbital flight, Vostok 1.

Events59 years ago

1963 - The Soviet nuclear-powered submarine K-33 collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S Finnclipper in the Danish straits.

Events57 years ago

1970 - Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board.

Events50 years ago

1980 - Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d'état, ending over 130 years of minority Americo-Liberian rule over the country.

Events40 years ago

1980 - Transbrasil Flight 303, a Boeing 727, crashes on approach to Hercílio Luz International Airport, in Florianópolis, Brazil. 55 out of the 58 people on board are killed.

Events40 years ago

1981 - The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission.

Events39 years ago

1983 - Harold Washington is elected as the first black mayor of Chicago.

Events37 years ago

1990 - Jim Gary's "Twentieth Century Dinosaurs" exhibition opens at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He is the only sculptor ever invited to present a solo exhibition there.

Events30 years ago

1992 - The Euro Disney Resort officially opens with its theme park Euro Disneyland; the resort and its park's name are subsequently changed to Disneyland Paris.

Events28 years ago

1999 - United States President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a civil lawsuit; he is later fined and disbarred.

Events21 years ago

2002 - A suicide bomber blows herself up at the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market, killing seven people and wounding 104.

Events18 years ago

2007 - A suicide bomber penetrates the Green Zone and detonates in a cafeteria within a parliament building, killing Iraqi MP Mohammed Awad and wounding more than twenty other people.

Events13 years ago

2009 - Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwean dollar as its official currency.

Events11 years ago

2013 - Two suicide bombers kill three Chadian soldiers and injure dozens of civilians at a market in Kidal, Mali.

Events7 years ago

2014 - The Great Fire of Valparaíso ravages the Chilean city of Valparaíso, killing 16, displacing nearly 10,000, and destroying over 2,000 homes.

Events6 years ago

Births

811 - Muhammad al-Jawad, the ninth Imam of Shia Islam(d. 835 )

Births

959 - En'yū, emperor of Japan (d. 991)

Births

1116 - Richeza of Poland, queen of Sweden and Grand Princess of Minsk (d. 1156)

Births904 years ago
Births588 years ago

1484 - Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, designed the Apostolic Palace and St. Peter's Basilica (d. 1546)

Births536 years ago

1484 - Maharana Sangram Singh, Rana of Mewar (d. 1527)

Births536 years ago

1500 - Joachim Camerarius, German scholar and translator (d. 1574)

Births520 years ago

1526 - Muretus, French philosopher and author (d. 1585)

Births494 years ago

1550 - Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English courtier and politician, Lord Great Chamberlain (d. 1604)

Births470 years ago
Births443 years ago

1612 - Simone Cantarini, Italian painter and engraver (d. 1648)

Births408 years ago

1639 - Martin Lister, English naturalist and physician (d. 1712)

Births381 years ago

1656 - Benoît de Maillet, French diplomat and natural historian (d. 1738)

Births364 years ago

1705 - William Cookworthy, English minister and pharmacist (d. 1780)

Births315 years ago

1710 - Caffarelli, Italian actor and singer (d. 1783)

Births310 years ago

1713 - Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French historian and author (d. 1796)

Births307 years ago

1716 - Felice Giardini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1796)

Births304 years ago

1722 - Pietro Nardini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1793)

Births298 years ago

1724 - Lyman Hall, American physician, clergyman, and politician, 16th Governor of Georgia (d. 1790)

Births296 years ago

1748 - Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist and author (d. 1836)

Births272 years ago

1777 - Henry Clay, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)

Births243 years ago

1792 - John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, English soldier and politician, Lord Privy Seal (d. 1840)

Births228 years ago

1794 - Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician and engineer (d. 1847)

Births226 years ago

1796 - George N. Briggs, American lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1861)

Births224 years ago

1799 - Henri Druey, Swiss lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1855)

Births221 years ago

1801 - Joseph Lanner, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1843)

Births219 years ago

1816 - Charles Gavan Duffy, Irish-Australian politician, 8th Premier of Victoria (d. 1903)

Births204 years ago

1823 - Alexander Ostrovsky, Russian playwright and translator (d. 1886)

Births197 years ago

1839 - Nikolay Przhevalsky, Russian geographer and explorer (d. 1888)

Births181 years ago

1845 - Gustaf Cederström, Swedish painter (d. 1933)

Births175 years ago

1851 - José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican soldier and poet (d. 1880)

Births169 years ago

1851 - Edward Walter Maunder, English astronomer and author (d. 1928)

Births169 years ago

1852 - Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician and academic (d. 1939)

Births168 years ago

1856 - Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington, English mountaineer, cartographer, and politician (d. 1937)

Births164 years ago

1863 - Raul Pompeia, Brazilian writer (d. 1895)

Births157 years ago

1868 - Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese admiral (d. 1918)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Henri Désiré Landru, French serial killer (d. 1922)

Births151 years ago

1871 - Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and politician, 130th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1941)

Births149 years ago

1874 - William B. Bankhead, American lawyer and politician, 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1940)

Births146 years ago

1880 - Addie Joss, American baseball player and journalist (d. 1911)

Births140 years ago

1883 - Imogen Cunningham, American photographer and educator (d. 1976)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player, cricketer, and sailor (d. 1959)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Tenby Davies, Welsh runner (d. 1932)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Otto Meyerhof, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Robert Delaunay, French painter (d. 1941)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Harold Lockwood, American actor and director (d. 1918)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Dan Ahearn, Irish-American long jumper and police officer (d. 1942)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Cecil Kimber, English automobile engineer (d. 1945)

Births132 years ago

1892 - Henry Darger, American writer and artist (d. 1973)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Dorothy Cumming, Australian-American actress (d. 1983)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Francisco Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese field marshal and politician, 13th President of Portugal (d. 1964)

Births126 years ago

1898 - Lily Pons, French-American soprano and actress (d. 1976)

Births122 years ago

1901 - Lowell Stockman, American farmer and politician (d. 1962)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Louis Beel, Dutch academic and politician, 36th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1977)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

Births117 years ago

1907 - Zawgyi, Burmese poet, author, literary historian, critic, scholar and academic (d. 1990)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Felix de Weldon, Austrian-American sculptor, designed the Marine Corps War Memorial (d. 2003)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Ida Pollock, English author and painter (d. 2013)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American pilot and general (d. 2006)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Gillo Dorfles, Italian art critic, painter and philosopher (d. 2018)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Irma Rapuzzi, French politician (d. 2018)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Mahmoud Younis, Egyptian engineer (d. 1976)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Frank Dilio, Canadian businessman (d. 1997)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Hamengkubuwono IX, Indonesian politician, 2nd Vice President of Indonesia (d. 1988)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Hound Dog Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-American martial artist (d. 2013)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Armen Alchian, American economist and academic (d. 2013)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Beverly Cleary, American author

Births104 years ago

1916 - Russell Garcia, American-New Zealander composer and conductor (d. 2011)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Benjamin Libet, American neuropsychologist and academic (d. 2007)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Helen Forrest, American singer and actress (d. 1999)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Vinoo Mankad, Indian cricketer (d. 1978)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Robert Manzon, French racing driver (d. 2015)

Births103 years ago

1919 - István Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer and educator (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Billy Vaughn, American musician and bandleader (d. 1991)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Robert Cliche, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1978)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian politician, 2nd Vice President of Zambia (d. 1980)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Ann Miller, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Raymond Barre, French economist and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2007)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Peter Safar, Austrian physician and academic (d. 2003)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Curtis Turner, American race car driver (d. 1970)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Evelyn Berezin, American computer scientist and engineer

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ned Miller, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jane Withers, American actress

Births94 years ago

1927 - Thomas Hemsley, English baritone (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Alvin Sargent, two-time Academy-Award-winning American screenwriter (d. 2019)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Hardy Krüger, German actor

Births92 years ago

1928 - Jean-François Paillard, French conductor (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Elspet Gray, Scottish actress (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Mukhran Machavariani, Georgian poet and educator (d. 2010)

Births91 years ago

1930 - John Landy, Australian runner and politician, 26th Governor of Victoria

Births90 years ago

1930 - Bryan Magee, English philosopher and politician

Births90 years ago

1930 - Manuel Neri, American sculptor and painter

Births90 years ago

1930 - Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician and educator (d. 2006)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet and songwriter (d. 1995)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Lakshman Kadirgamar, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 5th Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2005)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Jean-Pierre Marielle, French actor (d. 2019)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Tiny Tim, American singer and ukulele player (d. 1996)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano and actress (d. 2018)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Heinz Schneiter, Swiss footballer and manager

Births86 years ago

1936 - Charles Napier, American actor (d. 2011)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Kennedy Simmonds, Kittitian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Births84 years ago

1937 - Dennis Banks, American author and activist (d.2017)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Igor Volk, Ukrainian-Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births83 years ago

1939 - Alan Ayckbourn, English director and playwright

Births81 years ago

1939 - Johnny Raper, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births81 years ago

1940 - Woodie Fryman, American baseball player (d. 2011)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Herbie Hancock, American pianist, composer, and bandleader

Births80 years ago

1941 - Bobby Moore, English footballer and manager (d. 1993)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Bill Bryden, Scottish actor, director, and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Carlos Reutemann, Argentinian race car driver and politician, Governor of Santa Fe

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jacob Zuma, South African politician, 4th President of South Africa

Births78 years ago

1943 - Sumitra Mahajan, Indian politician, 16th Speaker of the Lok Sabha

Births77 years ago

1944 - Lisa Jardine, English historian, author, and academic (d. 2015)

Births76 years ago

1944 - John Kay, German-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Lee Jong-wook, South Korean physician and diplomat (d. 2006)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Ed O'Neill, American actor and comedian

Births74 years ago

1946 - George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen, Scottish politician and diplomat, 10th Secretary General of NATO

Births74 years ago

1947 - Roy M. Anderson, English epidemiologist, zoologist, and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Martin Brasier, English palaeontologist, biologist, and academic (d. 2014)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Alex Briley, American disco singer (Village People)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Tom Clancy, American historian and author (d. 2013)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Woody Johnson, American businessman and philanthropist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Dan Lauria, American actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Letterman, American comedian and talk show host

Births73 years ago

1948 - Jeremy Beadle, English television host and producer (d. 2008)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Joschka Fischer, German academic and politician, Vice Chancellor of Germany

Births72 years ago

1948 - Marcello Lippi, Italian footballer, manager, and coach

Births72 years ago

1949 - Scott Turow, American lawyer and author

Births71 years ago

1950 - Flavio Briatore, Italian businessman

Births70 years ago

1950 - David Cassidy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Joyce Banda, 4th president of Malawi

Births70 years ago

1950 - Nick Sackman, English composer and educator

Births70 years ago

1951 - Tom Noonan, American actor

Births69 years ago

1952 - Reuben Gant, American football player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Leicester Rutledge, New Zealand rugby player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gary Soto, American poet, novelist, and memoirist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ralph Wiley, American journalist (d. 2004)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Tanino Liberatore, Italian author and illustrator

Births67 years ago

1954 - John Faulkner, Australian educator and politician, 52nd Australian Minister for Defence

Births66 years ago

1954 - Steve Stevaert, Belgian businessman and politician, Governor of Limburg (d. 2015)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Pat Travers, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Fabian Hamilton, English graphic designer, engineer, and politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Andy Garcia, Cuban-American actor, director, and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Herbert Grönemeyer, German singer-songwriter and actor

Births64 years ago

1957 - Greg Child, Australian mountaineer and author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Vince Gill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Tama Janowitz, American novelist and short story writer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Will Sergeant, English guitarist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Klaus Tafelmeier, German javelin thrower

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ginka Zagorcheva, Bulgarian hurdler

Births62 years ago

1959 - Howard Stableford, English radio and television host

Births61 years ago

1961 - Corrado Fabi, Italian racing driver

Births59 years ago

1961 - Charles Mann, American football player and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1961 - Magda Szubanski, English-Australian actress, comedian and writer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Art Alexakis, American singer-songwriter and musician (Everclear)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Carlos Sainz, Spanish racing driver

Births58 years ago

1962 - Nobuhiko Takada, Japanese mixed martial artist and wrestler, founded Hustle

Births58 years ago

1963 - Lydia Cacho, Mexican journalist and author

Births57 years ago

1964 - Amy Ray, American folk-rock singer-songwriter, musician, and music producer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Kim Bodnia, Danish actor and director

Births55 years ago

1965 - Chi Onwurah, English politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Gervais Rufyikiri, Burundian politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mihai Stoica, Romanian footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1966 - Nils-Olav Johansen, Norwegian guitarist and singer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Lorenzo White, American football player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Sarah Cracknell, English singer-songwriter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Alicia Coppola, American actress

Births52 years ago

1968 - Toby Gad, German songwriter and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Adam Graves, Canadian ice hockey player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jörn Lenz, German footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Lucas Radebe, South African footballer and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1969 - Michael Jackson, American football player and politician (d. 2017)

Births51 years ago

1970 - Sylvain Bouchard, Canadian speed skater

Births50 years ago

1971 - Nicholas Brendon, American actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Shannen Doherty, American actress, director, and producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Paul Lo Duca, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1973 - J. Scott Campbell, American author and illustrator

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ryan Kisor, American trumpet player and composer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Antonio Osuna, Mexican-American baseball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Christian Panucci, Italian footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (d. 2006)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Bryan Fletcher, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Roman Hamrlík, Czech ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Marley Shelton, American actress

Births46 years ago

1974 - Sylvinho, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1976 - Olga Kotlyarova, Russian runner

Births44 years ago

1976 - Brad Miller, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Giovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Sarah Monahan, Australian actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jason Price, Welsh footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Glenn Rogers, Australian-Scottish cricketer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Guy Berryman, Scottish bass player and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Scott Crary, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Svetlana Lapina, Russian high jumper

Births42 years ago

1978 - Robin Walker, English businessman and politician

Births42 years ago

1979 - Claire Danes, American actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Elena Grosheva, Russian gymnast

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mateja Kežman, Serbian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jennifer Morrison, American actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Cristian Ranalli, Italian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Lee Soo-young, South Korean singer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Sara Head, Welsh Paralympic table tennis champion

Births40 years ago

1980 - Brian McFadden, Irish singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Yuriy Borzakovskiy, Russian runner

Births39 years ago

1981 - Nicolás Burdisso, Argentinian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tulsi Gabbard, American politician

Births39 years ago

1981 - Grant Holt, English footballer and professional wrestler

Births39 years ago

1981 - Hisashi Iwakuma, Japanese baseball pitcher

Births39 years ago

1983 - Jelena Dokic, Serbian-Australian tennis player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Luke Kibet, Kenyan runner

Births37 years ago

1984 - Aleksey Dmitrik, Russian high jumper

Births36 years ago

1985 - Brennan Boesch, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Hitomi Yoshizawa, Japanese singer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Brad Brach, American baseball pitcher

Births34 years ago

1986 - Blerim Džemaili, Swiss footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Marcel Granollers, Spanish tennis player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jonathan Pitroipa, Burkinabé footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Brooklyn Decker, American model and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Shawn Gore, Canadian football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Josh McCrone, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Luiz Adriano, Brazilian professional footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Brendon Urie, American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist

Births33 years ago

1988 - Ricardo Gabriel Álvarez, Argentinian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Stephen Brogan, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Amedeo Calliari, Italian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jessie James Decker, American singer-songwriter

Births32 years ago

1989 - Bethan Dainton, Welsh rugby union player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Miguel Ángel Ponce, American-Mexican footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Ádám Hanga, Hungarian basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kaitlyn Weaver, Canadian-American ice dancer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Valentin Stocker, Swiss footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Francesca Halsall, English swimmer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Hiroki Sakai, Japanese footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Torey Krug, American ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Oliver Norwood, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Magnus Pääjärvi, Swedish ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Lionel Carole, French professional footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Chad le Clos, South African swimmer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Jordan Archer, English-Scottish footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Canadian ice hockey player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Isabelle Drummond, Brazilian actress and singer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Saoirse Ronan, American-born Irish actress

Births26 years ago

1994 - Oh Sehun, South Korean musician

Births26 years ago

1994 - Eric Bailly, Ivorian professional footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Guido Rodríguez, Argentine footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Pedro Cachín, Argentine tennis player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Elizaveta Kulichkova, Russian tennis player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

45 BC - Gnaeus Pompeius, Roman general and politician (b. 75 BC)

Deaths

238 - Gordian II, Roman emperor (b. 192; killed in battle)

Deaths

352 - Julius I, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

434 - Maximianus, archbishop of Constantinople

Deaths

901 - Eudokia Baïana, Byzantine empress and wife of Leo VI

Deaths
Deaths895 years ago

1167 - Charles VII, king of Sweden (b. c. 1130)

Deaths853 years ago

1212 - Vsevolod the Big Nest, Grand Prince of Vladimir (b. 1154)

Deaths808 years ago

1256 - Margaret of Bourbon, Queen of Navarre, regent of Navarre (b. c. 1217)

Deaths764 years ago

1443 - Henry Chichele, English archbishop (b. 1364)

Deaths577 years ago

1500 - Leonhard of Gorizia, Count of Gorz (b. 1440)

Deaths520 years ago

1530 - Joanna La Beltraneja, Princess of Castile (b. 1462)

Deaths490 years ago
Deaths470 years ago

1555 - Joanna of Castile (b. 1479)

Deaths465 years ago

1675 - Richard Bennett, English politician, colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1609)

Deaths345 years ago

1684 - Nicola Amati, Italian instrument maker (b. 1596)

Deaths336 years ago

1687 - Ambrose Dixon, English-American soldier (b. 1619)

Deaths333 years ago

1704 - Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and theologian (b. 1627)

Deaths316 years ago

1748 - William Kent, English architect, designed Holkham Hall and Chiswick House (b. 1685)

Deaths272 years ago

1782 - Metastasio, Italian-Austrian poet and composer (b. 1698)

Deaths238 years ago

1788 - Carlo Antonio Campioni, French-Italian composer (b. 1719)

Deaths232 years ago

1795 - Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (b. 1710)

Deaths225 years ago

1814 - Charles Burney, English composer and historian (b. 1726)

Deaths206 years ago

1817 - Charles Messier, French astronomer and academic (b. 1730)

Deaths203 years ago

1850 - Adoniram Judson, American lexicographer and missionary (b. 1788)

Deaths170 years ago

1866 - Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, English politician, founded Fleetwood (b. 1801)

Deaths154 years ago

1872 - Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer and theorist (b. 1795)

Deaths148 years ago

1878 - William M. Tweed, American lawyer and politician (b. 1823)

Deaths142 years ago

1879 - Richard Taylor, American general (b. 1826)

Deaths141 years ago

1885 - William Crowther, Dutch-Australian politician, 14th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1817)

Deaths135 years ago

1898 - Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Canadian cardinal (b. 1820)

Deaths122 years ago

1902 - Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist and academic (b. 1842)

Deaths118 years ago

1906 - Mahesh Chandra Nyayratna Bhattacharyya, Indian scholar, academic, and philanthropist (b. 1836)

Deaths114 years ago

1912 - Clara Barton, American nurse and humanitarian, founded the American Red Cross (b. 1821)

Deaths108 years ago

1933 - Adelbert Ames, American general and politician, 30th Governor of Mississippi (b. 1835)

Deaths87 years ago

1937 - Abdülhak Hâmid Tarhan, Turkish playwright and poet (b. 1852)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Feodor Chaliapin, Russian opera singer (b. 1873)

Deaths82 years ago

1943 - Viktor Puskar, Estonian colonel (b. 1889)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Franklin D. Roosevelt, American lawyer and politician, 32nd President of the United States (b. 1882)

Deaths75 years ago

1953 - Lionel Logue, Australian actor and therapist (b. 1880)

Deaths67 years ago

1962 - Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)

Deaths58 years ago

1966 - Sydney Allard, English racing driver and founder of the Allard car company (b. 1910)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Heinrich Nordhoff, German engineer (b. 1899)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Ed Lafitte, American baseball player and dentist (b. 1886)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Arthur Freed, American songwriter and producer (b. 1894)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Josephine Baker, French actress, activist, and humanitarian (b. 1906)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Philip K. Wrigley, American businessman, co-founded Lincoln Park Gun Club (b. 1894)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - William R. Tolbert, Jr., Liberian politician, 20th President of Liberia (b. 1913)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Joe Louis, American boxer and wrestler (b. 1914)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Jørgen Juve, Norwegian football player and journalist (b. 1906)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Edwin T. Layton, American admiral and cryptanalyst (b. 1903)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Valentin Kataev, Russian author and playwright (b. 1897)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Colette Deréal, French singer and actress (b. 1927)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Alan Paton, South African historian and author (b. 1903)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Abbie Hoffman, American activist, co-founded Youth International Party (b. 1936)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (b. 1921)

Deaths31 years ago

1992 - Ilario Bandini, Italian racing driver and businessman (b. 1911)

Deaths28 years ago

1997 - George Wald, American neurologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Robert Ford, Canadian poet and diplomat (b. 1915)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Boxcar Willie, American singer-songwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Harvey Ball, American illustrator, created the smiley (b. 1921)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - George Shevelov, Ukrainian-American linguist and philologist (b. 1908)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Moran Campbell, Canadian physician and academic, invented the venturi mask (b. 1925)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - William Sloane Coffin, American minister and activist (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Kevin Crease, Australian journalist (b. 1936)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Cecilia Colledge, English-American figure skater and coach (b. 1920)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Patrick Hillery, Irish physician and politician, 6th President of Ireland (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Jerry Zucker, Israeli-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1949)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Michel Chartrand, Canadian trade union leader (b. 1916)

Deaths10 years ago

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

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Karim Fakhrawi, Bahraini journalist, co-founded Al-Wasat (b. 1962)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Mohit Chattopadhyay, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Rodgers Grant, American pianist and composer (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Robert Byrne, American chess player and author (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Johnny du Plooy, South African boxer (b. 1964)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Michael France, American screenwriter (b. 1962)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Brennan Manning, American priest and author (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Annamária Szalai, Hungarian journalist and politician (b. 1961)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - William Y. Thompson, American historian and author (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ya'akov Yosef, Israeli rabbi and politician (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Pierre Autin-Grenier, French author and poet (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Pierre-Henri Menthéour, French cyclist (b. 1960)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Maurício Alves Peruchi, Brazilian footballer (b. 1990)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hal Smith, American baseball player and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Billy Standridge, American race car driver (b. 1953)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Paulo Brossard, Brazilian jurist and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Patrice Dominguez, Algerian-French tennis player and trainer (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Alfred Eick, German commander (b. 1916)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - André Mba Obame, Gabonese politician (b. 1957)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Anne Jackson, American actress (b. 1925)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Mohammad Al Gaz, Emirati politician & diplomat (b. 1930)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Charlie Murphy, American actor and comedian (b. 1959)

Deaths3 years ago

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