Holidays and observances

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

Pan American Day (several countries in The Americas)

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

South and Southeast Asian New Year, celebrated on the sidereal vernal equinox. (see April 13):Mahl New Year, or Alathu Aharudhuvas (Maldives and India's Lakshadweep and Kerala state)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

South and Southeast Asian New Year, celebrated on the sidereal vernal equinox. (see April 13):Nepali New Year, or Navabarsha / Vaishak Ek (Nepal)

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

South and Southeast Asian New Year, celebrated on the sidereal vernal equinox. (see April 13):Thai New Year, or Songkran, celebrated from 13 to 15 April (Thailand)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

The first day of Takayama Spring Festival (Takayama, Gifu, Japan)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Caesar's assassin Decimus Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, but is then immediately defeated by the army of the other consul, Aulus Hirtius.

Events

AD 69 - Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in the Battle of Bedriacum to take power over Rome.

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AD 70 - Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of emperor Vespasian, surrounds the Jewish capital with four Roman legions.

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193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).

Events

966 - After his marriage to the Christian Doubravka of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state.

Events

972 - Co-Emperor Otto II, a son of Otto I (the Great), marries the Byzantine princess Theophanu. She is crowned empress by Pope John XIII at Rome.

Events

1028 - Henry III, son of Conrad, is elected King of Germany.

Events992 years ago
Events815 years ago

1294 - Temür, grandson of Kublai, is elected Khagan of the Mongols and Emperor of the Yuan dynasty with the reigning titles Oljeitu and Chengzong.

Events726 years ago

1341 - Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V, Marquess of Saluzzo.

Events679 years ago

1434 - The foundation stone of Nantes Cathedral, France is laid.

Events586 years ago

1471 - In England, the Yorkists under Edward IV defeat the Lancastrians under the Earl of Warwick at the Battle of Barnet; the Earl is killed and Edward IV resumes the throne.

Events549 years ago

1561 - A celestial phenomenon is reported over Nuremberg, described as an aerial battle.

Events459 years ago

1639 - Imperial forces are defeated by the Swedes at the Battle of Chemnitz. The Swedish victory prolongs the Thirty Years' War and allows them to advance into Bohemia.

Events381 years ago

1699 - Khalsa: The Sikh religion was formalised as the Khalsa - the brotherhood of Warrior-Saints - by Guru Gobind Singh in northern India, in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.

Events321 years ago

1775 - The first abolition society in North America is established. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is organized in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.

Events245 years ago

1816 - Bussa, a slave in British-ruled Barbados, leads a slave rebellion and is killed. For this, he is remembered as the first national hero of Barbados.

Events204 years ago

1828 - Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary.

Events192 years ago

1849 - Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Lajos Kossuth as its leader.

Events171 years ago

1865 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth; Lincoln died the next day.

Events155 years ago

1865 - U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked at home by Lewis Powell.

Events155 years ago
Events139 years ago

1890 - The Pan-American Union is founded by the First International Conference of American States in Washington, D.C.

Events130 years ago

1894 - The first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.

Events126 years ago
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Events118 years ago

1906 - The Azusa Street Revival opens and will launch Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.

Events114 years ago

1908 - Hauser Dam, a steel dam on the Missouri River in Montana, U.S., fails, sending a surge of water 25 to 30 feet (7.6 to 9.1 m) high downstream.

Events112 years ago

1909 - A massacre is organized by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenian population of Cilicia.

Events111 years ago

1912 - The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 23:40 (sinks morning of April 15th).

Events108 years ago

1927 - The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Events93 years ago

1928 - The Bremen, a German Junkers W 33 type aircraft, reaches Greenly Island, Canada - the first successful transatlantic aeroplane flight from east to west.

Events92 years ago

1931 - The Spanish Cortes deposes King Alfonso XIII and proclaims the Second Spanish Republic.

Events89 years ago

1935 - The Black Sunday dust storm, considered one of the worst storms of the Dust Bowl, swept across the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and neighboring areas.

Events85 years ago

1939 - The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.

Events81 years ago

1940 - World War II: Royal Marines land in Namsos, Norway in preparation for a larger force to arrive two days later.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: German general Erwin Rommel attacks Tobruk.

Events79 years ago

1942 - Malta receives the George Cross for its gallantry. The George Cross was given by King George VI himself and is now an emblem on the Maltese national flag.

Events78 years ago

1944 - Bombay explosion: A massive explosion in Bombay harbor kills 300 and causes economic damage valued then at 20 million pounds.

Events76 years ago

1958 - The Soviet satellite Sputnik 2 falls from orbit after a mission duration of 162 days. This was the first spacecraft to carry a living animal, a female dog named Laika, who likely lived only a few hours.

Events62 years ago

1967 - Gnassingbé Eyadéma overthrows President of Togo Nicolas Grunitzky and installs himself as the new president, a title he would hold for the next 38 years.

Events53 years ago

1978 - Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against Soviet attempts to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language.

Events42 years ago

1981 - STS-1: The first operational Space Shuttle, Columbia completes its first test flight.

Events39 years ago

1986 - The heaviest hailstones ever recorded (1 kilogram (2.2 lb)) fall on the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, killing 92.

Events34 years ago
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1988 - In a United Nations ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, the Soviet Union signs an agreement pledging to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.

Events32 years ago

1991 - The Republic of Georgia introduces the post of President after its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.

Events29 years ago

1994 - In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.

Events26 years ago

1999 - NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees. Yugoslav officials say 75 people were killed.

Events21 years ago

1999 - A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$2.3 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.

Events21 years ago

2002 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military.

Events18 years ago

2003 - The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.

Events17 years ago

2003 - U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the MS Achille Lauro in 1985.

Events17 years ago

2005 - The Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.

Events15 years ago

2006 - Twin blasts triggered by crude bombs during Asr prayer in Jama Masjid, Delhi injure 13 people.

Events14 years ago

2010 - Nearly 2,700 are killed in a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

Events10 years ago

2014 - Twin bomb blasts in Abuja, Nigeria, kill at least 75 people and injures 141 others.

Events6 years ago

2014 - Two hundred seventy-six schoolgirls are abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria.

Events6 years ago

2016 - In Japan, the foreshock of Kumamoto earthquakes occurs.

Events4 years ago

Births

1126 - Averroes, Spanish physician and philosopher (d. 1198)

Births894 years ago

1204 - Henry I, king of Castile (d. 1217)

Births816 years ago

1331 - Jeanne-Marie de Maille, French Roman Catholic saint (d. 1414)

Births689 years ago

1527 - Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (d. 1598)

Births493 years ago

1572 - Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1632)

Births448 years ago
Births442 years ago

1629 - Christiaan Huygens, Dutch mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (d. 1695)

Births391 years ago

1668 - Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish general and politician (d. 1741)

Births352 years ago

1678 - Abraham Darby I, English iron master (d. 1717)

Births342 years ago

1709 - Charles Collé, French playwright and songwriter (d. 1783)

Births311 years ago

1714 - Adam Gib, Scottish minister and author (d. 1788)

Births306 years ago

1741 - Emperor Momozono of Japan (d. 1762)

Births279 years ago

1769 - Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, French general (d. 1799)

Births251 years ago

1773 - Jean-Baptiste de Villèle, French politician, 6th Prime Minister of France (d. 1854)

Births247 years ago

1788 - David G. Burnet, American politician, 2nd Vice-President of Texas (d. 1870)

Births232 years ago

1800 - John Appold, English engineer (d. 1865)

Births220 years ago

1812 - George Grey, Portuguese-New Zealand soldier, explorer, and politician, 11th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1898)

Births208 years ago

1814 - Dimitri Kipiani, Georgian publicist and author (d. 1887)

Births206 years ago

1819 - Harriett Ellen Grannis Arey, American educator, author, editor, and publisher (d. 1901)

Births201 years ago

1827 - Augustus Pitt Rivers, English general, ethnologist, and archaeologist (d. 1900)

Births193 years ago

1852 - Alexander Greenlaw Hamilton, Australian biologist (d. 1941)

Births168 years ago

1854 - Martin Lipp, Estonian pastor and poet (d. 1923)

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Births163 years ago

1865 - Alfred Hoare Powell, English architect, and designer and painter of pottery (d. 1960)

Births155 years ago

1866 - Anne Sullivan, American educator (d. 1936)

Births154 years ago

1868 - Peter Behrens, German architect, designed the AEG turbine factory (d. 1940)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter and educator (d. 1905)

Births150 years ago

1870 - Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 1929)

Births150 years ago

1872 - Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-English scholar and translator (d. 1953)

Births148 years ago

1881 - Husain Salaahuddin, Maldivian poet and scholar (d. 1948)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Moritz Schlick, German-Austrian physicist and philosopher (d. 1936)

Births138 years ago

1886 - Ernst Robert Curtius, German philologist and scholar (d. 1956)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Árpád Tóth, Hungarian poet and translator (d. 1928)

Births134 years ago

1889 - Arnold J. Toynbee, English historian and academic (d. 1975)

Births131 years ago

1891 - B. R. Ambedkar, Indian economist, jurist, and politician, 1st Indian Minister of Law and Justice (d. 1956)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Otto Lasanen, Finnish wrestler (d. 1958)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Juan Belmonte, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1962)

Births128 years ago

1892 - V. Gordon Childe, Australian archaeologist and philologist (d. 1957)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Claire Windsor, American actress (d. 1972)

Births128 years ago

1902 - Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (d. 1974)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Henry Corbin, French philosopher and academic (d. 1978)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Ruth Svedberg, Swedish discus thrower and triathlete (d. 2002)

Births117 years ago

1904 - John Gielgud, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2000)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Elizabeth Huckaby, American author and educator (d. 1999)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Georg Lammers, German sprinter (d. 1987)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Jean Pierre-Bloch, French author and activist (d. 1999)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian king (d. 1975)

Births114 years ago

1907 - François Duvalier, Haitian physician and politician, 40th President of Haiti (d. 1971)

Births113 years ago

1912 - Robert Doisneau, French photographer and journalist (d. 1994)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Georg Siimenson, Estonian footballer (d. 1978)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Jean Fournet, French conductor (d. 2008)

Births107 years ago

1916 - Don Willesee, Australian telegraphist and politician, 29th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 2003)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Valerie Hobson, English actress (d. 1998)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Mary Healy, American actress and singer (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Shamshad Begum, Pakistani-Indian singer (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1919 - K. Saraswathi Amma, Indian author and playwright (d. 1975)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Ivor Forbes Guest, English lawyer, historian, and author (d. 2018)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Thomas Schelling, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Audrey Long, American actress (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Roberto De Vicenzo, Argentinian golfer (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Shorty Rogers, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1994)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Joseph Ruskin, American actor and producer (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock, English philosopher, and academic (d. 2019)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Abel Muzorewa, Zimbabwean minister and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Rod Steiger, American soldier and actor (d. 2002)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Frank Daniel, Czech director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Gloria Jean, American actress and singer (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Liz Renay, American actress and author (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Alan MacDiarmid, New Zealand chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Dany Robin, French actress and singer (d. 1995)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Gerry Anderson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Inez Andrews, African-American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Martin Adolf Bormann, German priest and theologian (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Arnold Burns, American lawyer and politician, 21st United States Deputy Attorney General (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - René Desmaison, French mountaineer (d. 2007)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Bradford Dillman, American actor and author (d. 2018)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Geoffrey Dalton, English admiral

Births89 years ago

1931 - Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player

Births89 years ago

1932 - Bill Bennett, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Premier of British Columbia (d. 2015)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Atef Ebeid, Egyptian academic and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Loretta Lynn, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births88 years ago

1932 - Cameron Parker, Scottish businessman and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire

Births88 years ago

1933 - Paddy Hopkirk, Northern Irish racing driver

Births87 years ago

1933 - Boris Strugatsky, Russian author (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Yuri Oganessian, Armenian-Russian nuclear physicist

Births87 years ago

1934 - Fredric Jameson, American philosopher and theorist

Births86 years ago

1935 - Susan Cunliffe-Lister, Baroness Masham of Ilton, English table tennis player, swimmer, and politician

Births85 years ago

1935 - John Oliver, English bishop

Births85 years ago

1935 - Erich von Däniken, Swiss historian and author

Births85 years ago

1936 - Arlene Martel, American actress and singer (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Bobby Nichols, American golfer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Frank Serpico, American-Italian soldier, police officer and lecturer

Births84 years ago

1937 - Efi Arazi, Israeli businessman, founded the Scailex Corporation (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Sepp Mayerl, Austrian mountaineer (d. 2012)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Mahmud Esad Coşan, Turkish author and academic (d. 2001)

Births82 years ago

1940 - Julie Christie, English actress and activist

Births80 years ago

1940 - David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes, English archbishop and academic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Richard Thompson, English physician and academic

Births80 years ago

1941 - Pete Rose, American baseball player and manager

Births79 years ago

1942 - Valeriy Brumel, Soviet high jumper (d. 2003)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Valentin Lebedev, Russian engineer and astronaut

Births78 years ago
Births78 years ago

1944 - John Sergeant, English journalist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Samoan economist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa

Births75 years ago

1945 - Ritchie Blackmore, English guitarist and songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Roger Frappier, Canadian producer, director and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1946 - Mireille Guiliano, French-American author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Michael Sarris, Cypriot economist and politician, Cypriot Minister of Finance

Births74 years ago

1946 - Knut Kristiansen, Norwegian pianist and orchestra leader

Births74 years ago

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

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bob Massie, Australian cricketer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Berry Berenson, American model, actress, and photographer (d. 2001)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Justice

Births72 years ago

1949 - Dave Gibbons, English author and illustrator

Births71 years ago

1949 - DeAnne Julius, American-British economist and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 - Chris Langham, English actor and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Chas Mortimer, English motorcycle racer

Births71 years ago

1949 - John Shea, American actor and director

Births71 years ago

1950 - Francis Collins, American physician and geneticist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Péter Esterházy, Hungarian author (d. 2016)

Births70 years ago

1951 - José Eduardo González Navas, Spanish politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist, conductor, and educator

Births69 years ago
Births69 years ago

1952 - Kenny Aaronson, American bass player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish footballer and manager

Births68 years ago

1952 - David Urquhart, Scottish bishop

Births68 years ago

1954 - Sue Hill, English pathologist and civil servant

Births66 years ago

1954 - Katsuhiro Otomo, Japanese director, screenwriter, and illustrator

Births66 years ago

1956 - Boris Šprem, Croatian lawyer and politician, 8th President of Croatian Parliament (d. 2012)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor

Births63 years ago

1958 - Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor

Births62 years ago

1959 - Marie-Thérèse Fortin, Canadian actress

Births61 years ago

1960 - Brad Garrett, American actor and comedian

Births60 years ago

1960 - Myoma Myint Kywe, Burmese historian and journalist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Osamu Sato, Japanese graphic artist, programmer, and composer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Tina Rosenberg, American journalist and author

Births60 years ago

1960 - Pat Symcox, South African cricketer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Robert Carlyle, Scottish actor and director

Births59 years ago

1961 - Daniel Clowes, American cartoonist and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1962 - Guillaume Leblanc, Canadian athlete

Births58 years ago

1964 - Brian Adams, American wrestler (d. 2007)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jeff Andretti, American race car driver

Births56 years ago

1964 - Greg Battle, American-Canadian football player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Stuart Duncan, American bluegrass musician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Gina McKee, English actress

Births56 years ago

1965 - Tom Dey, American director and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Alexandre Jardin, French author

Births55 years ago

1965 - Craig McDermott, Australian cricketer and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - André Boisclair, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jan Boklöv, Swedish ski jumper

Births54 years ago

1966 - David Justice, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1966 - Greg Maddux, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Nicola Berti, Italian footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1999)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Alain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Barrett Martin, American drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Julia Zemiro, French-Australian actress, comedian, singer and writer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Anthony Michael Hall, American actor

Births52 years ago

1969 - Brad Ausmus, American baseball player and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Martyn LeNoble, Dutch-American bass player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Vebjørn Selbekk, Norwegian journalist

Births51 years ago

1970 - Steve Avery, American baseball player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer and actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Miguel Calero, Colombian footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births49 years ago

1971 - Carlos Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Gregg Zaun, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1972 - Paul Devlin, English-Scottish footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Roberto Mejía, Dominican baseball player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Dean Potter, American rock climber and BASE jumper (d. 2015)

Births48 years ago

1973 - Roberto Ayala, Argentinian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Adrien Brody, American actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Hidetaka Suehiro, Japanese video game director and writer

Births47 years ago

1973 - David Miller, American tenor

Births47 years ago

1974 - Da Brat, American rapper

Births46 years ago

1975 - Lita, American wrestler

Births45 years ago

1975 - Luciano Almeida, Brazilian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Avner Dorman, Israeli-American composer and academic

Births45 years ago

1975 - Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist and boxer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Christian Älvestam, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Georgina Chapman, English model, actress, and fashion designer, co-founded Marchesa

Births44 years ago

1976 - Anna DeForge, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Nadine Faustin-Parker, Hatian hurdler

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jason Wiemer, Canadian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Nate Fox, American basketball player (d. 2014)

Births43 years ago

1977 - Martin Kaalma, Estonian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Rob McElhenney, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births43 years ago

1978 - Roland Lessing, Estonian biathlete

Births42 years ago

1979 - Iain Balshaw, English rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rebecca DiPietro, American wrestler and model

Births41 years ago

1979 - Marios Elia, Cypriot footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ross Filipo, New Zealand rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Noé Pamarot, French footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Patrick Somerville, American novelist and short story writer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kerem Tunçeri, Turkish basketball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Win Butler, American-Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jeremy Smith, New Zealand rugby league player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Mustafa Güngör, German rugby player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Amy Leach, English director and producer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Uğur Boral, Turkish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Larissa França, Brazilian volleyball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Simona La Mantia, Italian triple jumper

Births37 years ago

1983 - James McFadden, Scottish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - William Obeng, Ghanaian-American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nikoloz Tskitishvili, Georgian basketball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Blake Costanzo, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Charles Hamelin, Canadian speed skater

Births36 years ago

1984 - Harumafuji Kōhei, Mongolian sumo wrestler, the 70th Yokozuna

Births36 years ago

1984 - Adán Sánchez, American-Mexican musician (d. 2004)

Births36 years ago

1984 - Tyler Thigpen, American football player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Grant Clitsome, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Matt Derbyshire, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Goran Gogić, Serbian footballer (d. 2015)

Births34 years ago

1987 - Michael Baze, American jockey (d. 2011)

Births33 years ago

1987 - Erwin Hoffer, Austrian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Wilson Kiprop, Kenyan runner

Births33 years ago

1987 - Korina Perkovic, German tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Roberto Bautista Agut, Spanish tennis player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Eric Gryba, Canadian ice hockey defenseman

Births32 years ago

1988 - Eliška Klučinová, Czech heptathlete

Births32 years ago

1988 - Vasileios Pliatsikas, Greek footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Brad Sinopoli, Canadian football player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Joe Haden, American football player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Markus Smarzoch, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Frederik Sørensen, Danish footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Kent Jones, American rapper

Births27 years ago

1993 - Graham Phillips, American actor

Births27 years ago

1996 - Abigail Breslin, American actress

Births24 years ago

Deaths

911 - Pope Sergius III, pope of the Roman Catholic Church

Deaths
Deaths950 years ago
Deaths921 years ago

1132 - Mstislav I of Kiev (b. 1076)

Deaths888 years ago

1279 - Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland (b. 1224)

Deaths741 years ago
Deaths698 years ago

1345 - Richard de Bury, English bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of The United Kingdom (b. 1287)

Deaths675 years ago

1424 - Lucia Visconti, English countess (b. 1372)

Deaths596 years ago

1433 - Lidwina, Dutch saint (b. 1380)

Deaths587 years ago

1471 - Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, English commander and politician (b. 1428)

Deaths549 years ago
Deaths549 years ago

1480 - Thomas de Spens, Scottish statesman and prelate (b. c. 1415)

Deaths540 years ago

1488 - Girolamo Riario, Lord of Imola and Forli (b. 1443)

Deaths532 years ago

1574 - Louis of Nassau (b. 1538)

Deaths446 years ago
Deaths442 years ago
Deaths433 years ago

1599 - Henry Wallop, English politician (b. 1540)

Deaths421 years ago

1609 - Gasparo da Salò, Italian violin maker (b. 1540)

Deaths411 years ago

1662 - William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English politician (b. 1582)

Deaths358 years ago

1682 - Avvakum, Russian priest and saint (b. 1620)

Deaths338 years ago

1721 - Michel Chamillart, French politician, Controller-General of Finances (b. 1652)

Deaths299 years ago

1759 - George Frideric Handel, German-English organist and composer (b. 1685)

Deaths261 years ago

1785 - William Whitehead, English poet and playwright (b. 1715)

Deaths235 years ago

1792 - Maximilian Hell, Slovak-Hungarian astronomer and priest (b. 1720)

Deaths228 years ago

1843 - Joseph Lanner, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1801)

Deaths177 years ago

1864 - Charles Lot Church, American-Canadian politician (b. 1777)

Deaths156 years ago

1888 - Emil Czyrniański, Polish chemist (b. 1824)

Deaths132 years ago

1910 - Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter and sculptor (b. 1856)

Deaths110 years ago

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

Deaths109 years ago

1911 - Henri Elzéar Taschereau, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 4th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1836)

Deaths109 years ago

1912 - Henri Brisson, French politician, 50th Prime Minister of France (b. 1835)

Deaths108 years ago

1914 - Hubert Bland, English activist, co-founded the Fabian Society (b. 1855)

Deaths106 years ago

1917 - L. L. Zamenhof, Polish physician and linguist, created Esperanto (b. 1859)

Deaths103 years ago

1919 - Auguste-Réal Angers, Canadian judge and politician, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1837)

Deaths101 years ago

1925 - John Singer Sargent, American painter (b. 1856)

Deaths95 years ago

1930 - Vladimir Mayakovsky, Georgian-Russian actor, playwright, and poet (b. 1893)

Deaths90 years ago

1931 - Richard Armstedt, German philologist, historian, and educator (b. 1851)

Deaths89 years ago

1935 - Emmy Noether, German-American mathematician and academic (b. 1882)

Deaths85 years ago

1938 - Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater and architect (b. 1893)

Deaths82 years ago

1943 - Yakov Dzhugashvili, Georgian-Russian lieutenant (b. 1907)

Deaths77 years ago

1950 - Ramana Maharshi, Indian guru and philosopher (b. 1879)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Al Christie, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1881)

Deaths69 years ago

1962 - M. Visvesvaraya, Indian engineer and scholar (b. 1860)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian monk and historian (b. 1893)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Tatyana Afanasyeva, Russian-Dutch mathematician and theorist (b. 1876)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Rachel Carson, American biologist and author (b. 1907)

Deaths56 years ago

1968 - Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, Spanish actress (b. 1900)

Deaths51 years ago

1975 - Günter Dyhrenfurth, German-Swiss mountaineer, geologist, and explorer (b. 1886)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Fredric March, American actor (b. 1897)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - José Revueltas, Mexican author and activist (b. 1914)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Joe Gordon, American baseball player and manager (b. 1915)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - F. R. Leavis, English educator and critic (b. 1895)

Deaths42 years ago

1983 - Pete Farndon, English bassist (The Pretenders) (b. 1952)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Gianni Rodari, Italian journalist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - Simone de Beauvoir, French novelist and philosopher (b. 1908)

Deaths34 years ago

1990 - Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Olabisi Onabanjo, Nigerian politician, 3rd Governor of Ogun State (b. 1927)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Irene Greenwood, Australian radio broadcaster and feminist and peace activist (b. 1898)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani chemist and scholar (b. 1897)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Burl Ives, American actor, folk singer, and writer (b. 1909)

Deaths25 years ago

1999 - Ellen Corby, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1911)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Anthony Newley, English singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1931)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Bill Wendell, American television announcer (b. 1924)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Phil Katz, American computer programmer, co-created the zip file format (b. 1962)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - August R. Lindt, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1905)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Jyrki Otila, Finnish politician (b. 1941)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Micheline Charest, English-Canadian television producer, co-founded the Cookie Jar Group (b. 1953)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1924)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (b. 1930)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - René Rémond, French historian and economist (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Tommy Holmes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Ollie Johnston, American animator and voice actor (b. 1912)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Maurice Druon, French author (b. 1918)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Israr Ahmed, Pakistani theologian and scholar (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Alice Miller, Polish-French psychologist and author (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Peter Steele, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1962)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Jean Gratton, Canadian Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1924)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Émile Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jonathan Frid, Canadian actor (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Piermario Morosini, Italian footballer (b. 1986)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Efi Arazi, Israeli businessman, founded the Scailex Corporation (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Colin Davis, English conductor and educator (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - R. P. Goenka, Indian businessman, founded RPG Group (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - George Jackson, American singer-songwriter (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Armando Villanueva, Peruvian politician, 121st Prime Minister of Peru (b. 1915)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Charlie Wilson, American politician (b. 1943)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Nina Cassian, Romanian poet and critic (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Crad Kilodney, American-Canadian author (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wally Olins, English businessman and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mick Staton, American soldier and politician (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Klaus Bednarz, German journalist and author (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mark Reeds, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1960)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Percy Sledge, American singer (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Roberto Tucci, Italian cardinal and theologian (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2019 - Bibi Andersson, Swedish actress (b.1935)

Deaths1 years ago

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