Holidays and observances

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

Events

Events909 years ago

1204 - Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire.

Events816 years ago
Events408 years ago

1613 - Samuel Argall, having captured Native American princess Pocahontas in Passapatanzy, Virginia, sets off with her to Jamestown with the intention of exchanging her for English prisoners held by her father.

Events407 years ago

1742 - George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.

Events278 years ago

1777 - American Revolutionary War: American forces are ambushed and defeated in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey.

Events243 years ago

1829 - The Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829 gives Roman Catholics in the United Kingdom the right to vote and to sit in Parliament.

Events191 years ago

1849 - Lajos Kossuth presents the Hungarian Declaration of Independence in a closed session of the National Assembly.

Events171 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.

Events159 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: Raleigh, North Carolina is occupied by Union Forces.

Events155 years ago

1870 - The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art is founded.

Events150 years ago

1873 - The Colfax massacre, in which more than 60 African Americans are murdered, takes place.

Events147 years ago
Events111 years ago

1919 - Jallianwala Bagh massacre: British troops gun down at least 379 unarmed demonstrators in Amritsar, India; at least 1200 are wounded.

Events101 years ago

1941 - A Pact of neutrality between the USSR and Japan is signed.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: The discovery of mass graves of Polish prisoners of war killed by Soviet forces in the Katyń Forest Massacre is announced, causing a diplomatic rift between the Polish government-in-exile in London from the Soviet Union, which denies responsibility.

Events77 years ago

1943 - The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of President Thomas Jefferson's birth.

Events77 years ago

1944 - Diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Soviet Union are established.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: German troops kill more than 1,000 political and military prisoners in Gardelegen, Germany.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Soviet and Bulgarian forces capture Vienna.

Events75 years ago

1948 - In an ambush, 78 Jewish doctors, nurses and medical students from Hadassah Hospital, and a British soldier, are massacred by Arabs in Sheikh Jarrah. This event came to be known as the Hadassah medical convoy massacre.

Events72 years ago

1953 - CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program Project MKUltra.

Events67 years ago

1958 - American pianist Van Cliburn is awarded first prize at the inaugural International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

Events62 years ago

1960 - The United States launches Transit 1-B, the world's first satellite navigation system.

Events60 years ago

1964 - At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.

Events56 years ago

1970 - An oxygen tank aboard the Apollo 13 Service Module explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the Apollo command and service module (codenamed "Odyssey") while en route to the Moon.

Events50 years ago

1972 - The Universal Postal Union decides to recognize the People's Republic of China as the only legitimate Chinese representative, effectively expelling the Republic of China administering Taiwan.

Events48 years ago

1972 - Vietnam War: The Battle of An Lộc begins.

Events48 years ago

1975 - An attack by the Phalangist resistance kills 26 militia members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, marking the start of the 15-year Lebanese Civil War.

Events45 years ago

1976 - The United States Treasury Department reintroduces the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson's 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.

Events44 years ago

1976 - Forty workers die in an explosion at the Lapua ammunition factory, the deadliest accidental disaster in modern history in Finland.

Events44 years ago

1987 - Portugal and China sign an agreement in which Macau would be returned to China in 1999.

Events33 years ago

1992 - Basements throughout the Chicago Loop are flooded, forcing the Chicago Board of Trade Building and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to close.

Events28 years ago

1997 - Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.

Events23 years ago

2003 - A bus near the Vale of Tempe, Greece was involved in a major vehicle accident with a truck and multiple cars, leaving 21 students in the tenth grade of Makrochori, Imathia High School dead and nine injured during their return to their homes from a trip to Athens.

Events17 years ago

Births

Births791 years ago
Births670 years ago

1506 - Peter Faber, French priest and theologian, co-founded the Society of Jesus (d. 1546)

Births514 years ago

1519 - Catherine de' Medici, Italian-French wife of Henry II of France (d. 1589)

Births501 years ago

1570 - Guy Fawkes, English soldier, planned the Gunpowder Plot (d. 1606)

Births450 years ago
Births447 years ago

1593 - Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1641)

Births427 years ago

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

Births402 years ago

1636 - Hendrik van Rheede, Dutch botanist (d. 1691)

Births384 years ago

1648 - Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon, French mystic (d. 1717)

Births372 years ago

1713 - Pierre Jélyotte, French tenor (d. 1797)

Births307 years ago

1729 - Thomas Percy, Irish bishop and poet (d. 1811)

Births291 years ago
Births288 years ago

1735 - Isaac Low, American merchant and politician, founded the New York Chamber of Commerce (d. 1791)

Births285 years ago

1743 - Thomas Jefferson, American lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the United States (d. 1826)

Births277 years ago
Births273 years ago

1764 - Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1830)

Births256 years ago

1769 - Thomas Lawrence, English painter and educator (d. 1830)

Births251 years ago

1771 - Richard Trevithick, Cornish-English engineer and explorer (d. 1833)

Births249 years ago

1780 - Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer, invented the Screw-pile lighthouse (d. 1868)

Births240 years ago

1784 - Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (d. 1877)

Births236 years ago

1787 - John Robertson, American lawyer and politician (d. 1873)

Births233 years ago

1794 - Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist and academic (d. 1867)

Births226 years ago

1802 - Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist and herpetologist (d. 1884)

Births218 years ago

1808 - Antonio Meucci, Italian-American engineer (d. 1889)

Births212 years ago

1810 - Félicien David, French composer (d. 1876)

Births210 years ago

1824 - William Alexander, Irish archbishop, poet, and theologian (d. 1911)

Births196 years ago

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

Births195 years ago

1828 - Josephine Butler, English feminist and social reformer (d. 1906)

Births192 years ago

1828 - Joseph Lightfoot, English bishop and theologian (d. 1889)

Births192 years ago

1832 - Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author and diplomat (d. 1889)

Births188 years ago

1841 - Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor and academic (d. 1905)

Births179 years ago

1850 - Arthur Matthew Weld Downing, Irish astronomer (d. 1917)

Births170 years ago

1851 - Robert Abbe, American surgeon and radiologist (d. 1928)

Births169 years ago

1851 - William Quan Judge, Irish occultist and theosophist (d. 1896)

Births169 years ago

1852 - Frank Winfield Woolworth, American businessman, founded the F. W. Woolworth Company (d. 1919)

Births168 years ago

1854 - Lucy Craft Laney, Founder of the Haines Normal and Industrial School, Augusta, Georgia (d. 1933)

Births166 years ago

1860 - James Ensor, English-Belgian painter (d. 1949)

Births160 years ago

1866 - Butch Cassidy, American criminal (d. 1908)

Births154 years ago

1872 - John Cameron, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1935)

Births148 years ago

1872 - Alexander Roda Roda, Austrian-Croatian journalist and author (d. 1945)

Births148 years ago

1873 - John W. Davis, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Solicitor General (d. 1955)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Ray Lyman Wilbur, American physician, academic, and politician, 31st United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1949)

Births145 years ago

1879 - Edward Bruce, American lawyer and painter (d. 1943)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Oswald Bruce Cooper, American type designer, lettering artist, graphic designer, and educator (d. 1940)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Charles Christie, Canadian-American businessman, co-founded the Christie Film Company (d. 1955)

Births140 years ago

1885 - Vean Gregg, American baseball player (d. 1964)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Juhan Kukk, Estonian politician, Head of State of Estonia (d. 1942)

Births135 years ago

1885 - György Lukács, Hungarian philosopher and critic (d. 1971)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy, Dutch politician (d. 1961)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and golfer (d. 1995)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Herbert Yardley, American cryptologist and author (d. 1958)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Frank Murphy, American jurist and politician, 56th United States Attorney General (d. 1949)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Dadasaheb Torne, Indian director and producer (d. 1960)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Maurice Buckley, Australian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1921)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Nella Larsen, Danish/African-American nurse, librarian, and author (d. 1964)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Robert Scholl, German accountant and politician (d. 1973)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, English air marshal (d. 1984)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish engineer, invented Radar (d. 1973)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Arthur Fadden, Australian accountant and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Joie Ray, American runner (d. 1978)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Fred Barnett, English footballer (d. 1982)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Werner Voss, German lieutenant and pilot (d. 1917)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Alfred Mosher Butts, American architect and game designer, created Scrabble (d. 1993)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Harold Osborn, American high jumper and decathlete (d. 1975)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Sorcha Boru, American potter and ceramic sculptor (d. 2006)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Jacques Lacan, French psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (d. 1981)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Alan Watt, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian Ambassador to Japan (d. 1988)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Philippe de Rothschild, French Grand Prix driver, playwright, and producer (d. 1988)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Marguerite Henry, American author (d. 1997)

Births118 years ago

1904 - David Robinson, English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1987)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Rae Johnstone, Australian jockey (d. 1964)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Bud Freeman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1991)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Harold Stassen, American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of Minnesota (d. 2001)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Stanislaw Ulam, Polish-American mathematician and academic (d. 1984)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Eudora Welty, American short story writer and novelist (d. 2001)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer and manager (d. 1946)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Jean-Louis Lévesque, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1994)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Nino Sanzogno, Italian conductor and composer (d. 1983)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Dave Albritton, American high jumper and coach (d. 1994)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Kermit Tyler, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 2010)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Orhan Veli Kanık, Turkish poet and author (d. 1950)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Phyllis Fraser, Welsh-American actress, journalist, and publisher, co-founded Beginner Books (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Robert Orville Anderson, American businessman, founded Atlantic Richfield Oil Co. (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Bill Clements, American soldier, engineer, and politician, 15th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense (d. 2011)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Roland Gaucher, French journalist and politician (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Howard Keel, American actor and singer (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American activist, founded American Atheists (d. 1995)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (d. 1982)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Claude Cheysson, French lieutenant and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Liam Cosgrave, Irish lawyer and politician, 6th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2017)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Theodore L. Thomas, American chemical engineer, Patent attorney and writer (d. 2005)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Heinz Baas, German footballer and manager (d. 1994)

Births98 years ago

1922 - John Braine, English librarian and author (d. 1986)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician and teacher, 1st President of Tanzania (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Valve Pormeister, Estonian architect (d. 2002)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Don Adams, American actor and director (d. 2005)

Births97 years ago

1923 - A. H. Halsey, English sociologist and academic (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Stanley Tanger, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1924 - John T. Biggers, American painter (d. 2001)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Jack T. Chick, American author, illustrator, and publisher (d. 2016)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Stanley Donen, American film director and choreographer (d. 2019)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (d. 1983)

Births94 years ago

1926 - John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough, English businessman (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Rosemary Haughton, English philosopher, theologian, and author

Births93 years ago

1927 - Antonino Rocca, Italian-American wrestler (d. 1977)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Maurice Ronet, French actor and director (d. 1983)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Alan Clark, English historian and politician, Minister of State for Trade (d. 1999)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Gianni Marzotto, Italian racing driver and businessman (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Marilynn Smith, American golfer (d. 2019)

Births91 years ago

1931 - Anita Cerquetti, Italian soprano (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Robert Enrico, French director and screenwriter (d. 2001)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Dan Gurney, American race car driver and engineer (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Jon Stone, American composer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Orlando Letelier, Chilean-American economist and politician, Chilean Minister of National Defense (d. 1976)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Ben Nighthorse Campbell, American soldier and politician

Births87 years ago

1934 - John Muckler, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births86 years ago

1936 - Col Joye, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births84 years ago

1936 - Pierre Rosenberg, French historian and academic

Births84 years ago

1937 - Edward Fox, English actor

Births83 years ago

1937 - Lanford Wilson, American playwright, co-founded the Circle Repertory Company (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Klaus Lehnertz, German pole vaulter

Births82 years ago

1938 - John Weston, English poet and diplomat

Births82 years ago

1939 - Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Paul Sorvino, American actor and singer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Mike Beuttler, Egyptian-English racing driver (d. 1988)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Lester Chambers, American singer and musician (The Chambers Brothers)

Births80 years ago

1940 - J. M. G. Le Clézio, Breton French-Mauritian author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births80 years ago

1940 - Vladimir Cosma, French composer, conductor and violinist

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Max Mosley, English racing driver and engineer, co-founded March Engineering, former president of the FIA

Births80 years ago

1940 - Ruby Puryear Hearn, African-American biophysicist

Births80 years ago

1941 - Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jean-Marc Reiser, French author and illustrator (d. 1983)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Bill Conti, American composer and conductor

Births78 years ago

1943 - Alan Jones, Australian rugby coach, radio host, and educator

Births77 years ago

1943 - Billy Kidd, American skier

Births77 years ago

1943 - Tim Krabbé, Dutch journalist and author

Births77 years ago

1943 - Philip Norman, English journalist, author, and playwright

Births77 years ago

1944 - Franco Arese, Italian runner

Births76 years ago

1944 - Charles Burnett, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Jack Casady, American bass guitarist (Jefferson Airplane)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Susan Davis, Russian-American social worker and politician

Births76 years ago

1945 - Ed Caruthers, American high jumper

Births75 years ago

1945 - Tony Dow, American actor

Births75 years ago

1945 - Lowell George, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1979)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bob Kalsu, American football player and lieutenant (d. 1970)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Judy Nunn, Australian actress and author

Births75 years ago

1946 - Al Green, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor

Births74 years ago

1947 - Rae Armantrout, American poet and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mike Chapman, Australian-English songwriter and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jean-Jacques Laffont, French economist and academic (d. 2004)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Yves Landry, Canadian cyclist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Nam Hae-il, South Korean admiral

Births72 years ago

1948 - Drago Jančar, Slovenian author and playwright

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mikhail Shufutinsky, Soviet and Russian singer, actor, TV presenter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Len Cook, New Zealand-English mathematician and statistician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Frank Doran, Scottish lawyer and politician (d. 2017)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Christopher Hitchens, English-American essayist, literary critic, and journalist (d. 2011)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ricardo Zunino, Argentinian racing driver

Births71 years ago

1950 - Ron Perlman, American actor

Births70 years ago

1950 - Tommy Raudonikis, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births70 years ago

1951 - Leszek Borysiewicz, Welsh immunologist and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Peabo Bryson, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Peter Davison, English actor

Births69 years ago

1951 - Joachim Streich, German footballer and manager

Births69 years ago

1951 - Max Weinberg, American drummer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Sam Bush, American mandolin player

Births68 years ago

1952 - David Drew, English lawyer and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gabrielle Gourdeau, Quebec writer (d. 2006)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jonjo O'Neill, Irish jockey and trainer

Births68 years ago
Births67 years ago

1953 - Dany Laferrière, Haitian-Canadian journalist and author

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jimmy Destri, American keyboard player and songwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Niels Olsen, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Barbara Roche, English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Immigration

Births66 years ago

1955 - Steve Camp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Muwenda Mutebi II, The reigning King of Buganda Kingdom

Births65 years ago

1955 - Louis Johnson, American bass player and producer (d. 2015)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Lupe Pintor, Mexican boxer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Ole von Beust, German lawyer and politician, 1st Mayor of Hamburg

Births65 years ago

1956 - Possum Bourne, New Zealand racing driver (d. 2003)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Alan Devonshire, English footballer and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - Edward Forbes Smiley III, American art thief and map dealer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Amy Goodman, American journalist and author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Saundra Santiago, American actress

Births63 years ago

1960 - Lyn Brown, English social worker and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Bob Casey, Jr., American lawyer and politician, senior senator of Pennsylvania

Births60 years ago

1960 - Olaf Ludwig, German cyclist and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Rudi Völler, German footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1961 - Hiro Yamamoto, American bass player and songwriter

Births59 years ago

1962 - Hillel Slovak, Israeli-American guitarist (d. 1988)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Garry Kasparov, Russian chess player and author

Births57 years ago

1964 - Davis Love III, American golfer and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - Caroline Rhea, Canadian actress and comedian

Births56 years ago

1964 - John Swinney, Scottish businessman and politician, Deputy First Minister of Scotland

Births56 years ago

1965 - Patricio Pouchulu, Argentinian architect and educator

Births55 years ago

1966 - Ali Boumnijel, Tunisian footballer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Marc Ford, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Dana Barros, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Michael Eisen, American biologist and academic

Births53 years ago

1967 - Olga Tañón, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Ted Washington, American football player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Dirk Muschiol, German footballer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Monty Brown, American football player and wrestler

Births50 years ago

1970 - Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Nick Garrett, English singer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Szilveszter Csollány, Hungarian gymnast

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ricardo Rincón, Mexican-American baseball player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ricky Schroder, American actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Franck Esposito, French swimmer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Danie Mellor, Australian painter and sculptor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Bo Outlaw, American basketball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Valensia, Dutch singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Mariusz Czerkawski, Polish ice hockey player and golfer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Aaron Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1974 - Valentina Cervi, Italian actress

Births46 years ago

1974 - Sergei Gonchar, Russian ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Darren Turner, English racing driver

Births46 years ago

1974 - David Zdrilic, Australian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975 - Jasey-Jay Anderson, Canadian snowboarder

Births45 years ago

1975 - Lou Bega, German singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Bruce Dyer, English footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Tatiana Navka, Russian ice dancer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Jonathan Brandis, American actor (d. 2003)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Patrik Eliáš, Czech-American ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Glenn Howerton, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births44 years ago

1977 - Margus Tsahkna, Estonian lawyer and politician

Births43 years ago

1978 - Arron Asham, Canadian ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Carles Puyol, Spanish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Raemon Sluiter, Dutch tennis player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Keydrick Vincent, American football player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Gréta Arn, Hungarian tennis player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Baron Davis, American basketball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tony Lundon, Irish singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Meghann Shaughnessy, American tennis player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jason Maguire, Irish jockey

Births40 years ago

1980 - Alan Melikdjanian, American independent filmmaker and YouTuber

Births40 years ago

1980 - Quentin Richardson, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Nat Borchers, American soccer player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Gemma Doyle, Scottish politician

Births39 years ago

1982 - Nellie McKay, British-American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Claudio Bravo, Chilean footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Schalk Burger, South African rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nicole Cooke, Welsh cyclist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Magneto Dayo, American rapper

Births37 years ago

1983 - Hunter Pence, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Jarmo Ahjupera, Estonian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Anders Lindegaard, Danish footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Anna Jennings-Edquist, Australian actress, director, and playwright

Births35 years ago

1985 - Algo Kärp, Estonian skier

Births35 years ago

1985 - Cody Nickson, American reality television personality

Births35 years ago

1986 - Michael Bingham, American-English sprinter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lorenzo Cain, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Brandon Hardesty, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Massimiliano Pesenti, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Allison Weiss, American singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1988 - Anderson, Brazilian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Petteri Koponen, Finnish basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Allison Williams, American actress and singer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Ryan Bailey, American sprinter

Births31 years ago

1989 - Dong Dong, Chinese trampolinist

Births31 years ago

1989 - Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova, Belarusian long jumper

Births31 years ago

1989 - Josh Reynolds, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Vladislav Yegin, Russian ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Anastasija Sevastova, a professional tennis player from Latvia

Births30 years ago

1991 - Akeem Adams, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2013)

Births29 years ago

1991 - Ulises Dávila, Mexican footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Josh Gordon, American football player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Denis Kudryavtsev, Russian hurdler

Births28 years ago

1992 - Jordan Silk, Australian cricketer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Tony Wroten, American basketball player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Ángelo Henríquez, Chilean footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Elvis Merzļikins, Latvian ice hockey player

Births26 years ago

Deaths

548 - Lý Nam Đế, Vietnamese emperor (b. 503)

Deaths

585 - Hermenegild, Visigothic prince and saint

Deaths

799 - Paul the Deacon, Italian monk and historian (b. 720)

Deaths

814 - Krum, khan of the Bulgarian Khanate

Deaths

862 - Donald I, king of the Picts (b. 812)

Deaths

989 - Bardas Phokas, Byzantine general

Deaths
Deaths985 years ago

1093 - Vsevolod I of Kiev (b. 1030)

Deaths927 years ago

1113 - Ida of Lorraine, saint and noblewoman (b. c. 1040)

Deaths907 years ago
Deaths882 years ago

1213 - Guy of Thouars, regent of Brittany

Deaths807 years ago

1275 - Eleanor of England (b. 1215)

Deaths745 years ago
Deaths653 years ago

1592 - Bartolomeo Ammannati, Italian architect and sculptor (b. 1511)

Deaths428 years ago
Deaths415 years ago

1612 - Sasaki Kojirō, Japanese samurai (b. 1585)

Deaths408 years ago

1635 - Fakhr-al-Din II, Ottoman prince (b. 1572)

Deaths385 years ago
Deaths382 years ago

1641 - Richard Montagu, English bishop (b. 1577)

Deaths379 years ago

1695 - Jean de La Fontaine, French author and poet (b. 1621)

Deaths325 years ago

1716 - Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, English admiral and politician (b. 1648)

Deaths304 years ago

1722 - Charles Leslie, Irish priest and theologian (b. 1650)

Deaths298 years ago

1793 - Pierre Gaspard Chaumette, French botanist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1763)

Deaths227 years ago

1794 - Nicolas Chamfort, French playwright and poet (b. 1741)

Deaths226 years ago

1826 - Franz Danzi, German cellist, composer, and conductor (b. 1763)

Deaths194 years ago

1853 - Leopold Gmelin, German chemist and academic (b. 1788)

Deaths167 years ago

1853 - James Iredell, Jr., American lawyer and politician, 23rd Governor of North Carolina (b. 1788)

Deaths167 years ago

1855 - Henry De la Beche, English geologist and palaeontologist (b. 1796)

Deaths165 years ago

1868 - Tewodros II of Ethiopia (b. 1818)

Deaths152 years ago

1880 - Robert Fortune, Scottish botanist and author (b. 1813)

Deaths140 years ago

1882 - Bruno Bauer, German historian and philosopher (b. 1809)

Deaths138 years ago

1886 - John Humphrey Noyes, American religious leader, founded the Oneida Community (b. 1811)

Deaths134 years ago

1890 - Samuel J. Randall, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 33rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1828)

Deaths130 years ago

1899 - James Service, Scottish-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Victoria (b. 1823)

Deaths121 years ago

1909 - Whitley Stokes, Anglo-Irish lawyer and scholar (b. 1830)

Deaths111 years ago

1910 - William Quiller Orchardson, Scottish-English painter and educator (b. 1835)

Deaths110 years ago

1911 - John McLane, Scottish-American politician, 50th Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1852)

Deaths109 years ago

1911 - George Washington Glick, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of Kansas (b. 1827)

Deaths109 years ago

1912 - Takuboku Ishikawa, Japanese poet and author (b. 1886)

Deaths108 years ago

1917 - Diamond Jim Brady, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1856)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - Lavr Kornilov, Russian general (b. 1870)

Deaths102 years ago

1927 - Georg Voigt, German politician, Mayor of Frankfurt (b. 1866)

Deaths93 years ago

1936 - Konstantinos Demertzis, Greek politician 129th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - Grey Owl, English-Canadian environmentalist and author (b. 1888)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer and academic (b. 1863)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - William Twaits, Canadian soccer player (b. 1879)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Henk Sneevliet, Dutch politician (b. 1883)

Deaths78 years ago

1942 - Anton Uesson, Estonian engineer and politician, 17th Mayor of Tallinn (b. 1879)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Cécile Chaminade, French pianist and composer (b. 1857)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Ernst Cassirer, Polish-American philosopher and academic (b. 1874)

Deaths75 years ago

1954 - Samuel Jones, American high jumper (b. 1880)

Deaths66 years ago

1954 - Angus Lewis Macdonald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Nova Scotia (b. 1890)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Emil Nolde, Danish-German painter and educator (b. 1867)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Eduard van Beinum, Dutch pianist, violinist, and conductor (b. 1901)

Deaths61 years ago

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

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Culbert Olson, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of California (b. 1876)

Deaths58 years ago

1966 - Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi colonel and politician, 2nd President of Iraq (b. 1921)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Carlo Carrà, Italian painter (b. 1881)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Georges Duhamel, French soldier and author (b. 1884)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Nicole Berger, French actress (b. 1934)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Alfred Karindi, Estonian pianist and composer (b. 1901)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1949)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Juhan Smuul, Estonian author, poet, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Larry Parks, American actor and singer (b. 1914)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - François Tombalbaye, Chadian soldier, academic, and politician, 1st President of Chad (b. 1918)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Jack Chambers, Canadian painter and director (b. 1931)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Nigerian educator and women's rights activist (b. 1900)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1956)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Gerry Hitchens, English footballer (b. 1934)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Theodore Stephanides, Greek physician, author, and poet (b. 1896)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Ralph Kirkpatrick, American harp player and musicologist (b. 1911)

Deaths36 years ago

1988 - Jean Gascon, Canadian actor and director (b. 1920)

Deaths32 years ago

1992 - Maurice Sauvé, Canadian economist and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths28 years ago

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

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Daniel Pollock, Australian actor (b. 1968)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Wallace Stegner, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1909)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Leila Mackinlay, English author and educator (b. 1910)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Bryant Bowles, American soldier and activist, founded the National Association for the Advancement of White People (b. 1920)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Alan Cooley, Australian public servant (b. 1920)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Dorothy Frooks, American author and actress (b. 1896)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler (b. 1903)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and base jumper (b. 1960)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Ortvin Sarapu, Estonian-New Zealand chess player and author (b. 1924)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Willi Stoph, German engineer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of East Germany (b. 1914)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Giorgio Bassani, Italian author and poet (b. 1916)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player and manager (b. 1910)

Deaths20 years ago

2004 - Caron Keating, Northern Irish television host (b. 1962)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Don Blasingame, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Johnnie Johnson, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Phillip Pavia, American painter and sculptor (b. 1912)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Philippe Volter, Belgian actor and director (b. 1959)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Bill Baker, American baseball player, coach, and umpire (b. 1911)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Muriel Spark, Scottish novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1918)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist and academic (b. 1911)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (b. 1954)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Bruce Snyder, American football player and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - George Feigley, American sex cult leader, convicted rapist and two-time prison escapee (b. 1940)

Deaths11 years ago

2012 - William B. Buffum, American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Lebanon (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Cecil Chaudhry, Pakistani pilot, academic, and activist (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Shūichi Higurashi, Japanese illustrator (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - David S. Smith, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Sweden (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Robert Wigmore, Cook Islander politician, 14th Deputy Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (b. 1949)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Chi Cheng, American bass player (b. 1970)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Stephen Dodgson, English composer and educator (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dean Drummond, American composer and conductor (b. 1949)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Vincent Montana, Jr., American drummer and composer (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lin Yang-kang, Taiwanese politician, 29th Vice Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Fred Enke, American football player (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ernesto Laclau, Argentinian-Spanish philosopher and theorist (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Michael Ruppert, American journalist and author (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rafał Sznajder, Polish fencer (b. 1972)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Gerald Calabrese, American basketball player and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ronnie Carroll, Irish singer and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Thelma Coyne Long, Australian tennis player and captain (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and author (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Günter Grass, German novelist, poet, playwright, and illustrator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Herb Trimpe, American author and illustrator (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Nera White, American basketball player (b. 1935)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Dan Rooney, American football executive and former United States Ambassador to Ireland (b. 1932)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Art Bell, American broadcaster and author, founder and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM (b. 1945)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Neus Català Anti-fascist activist, (b. 1915)

Deaths1 years ago

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