Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Sechseläuten can fall, while April 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in April. (Zürich)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Jackie Robinson Day (United States)

Holidays and observances

Poila Boishakh (Bengali New Year)

Holidays and observances

Tax Day, the official deadline for filing an individual tax return (or requesting an extension). (United States, Philippines)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

769 - The Lateran Council condemned the Council of Hieria and anathematized its iconoclastic rulings.

Events

1071 - Bari, the last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard.

Events949 years ago

1395 - Timur defeats Tokhtamysh of the Golden Horde at the Battle of the Terek River. The Golden Horde capital city, Sarai, is razed to the ground and Timur installs a puppet ruler on the throne.

Events625 years ago

1450 - Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years' War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.

Events570 years ago
Events388 years ago

1642 - Irish Confederate Wars: A Confederate Irish militia is routed in the Battle of Kilrush when it attempts to halt the progress of a Royalist Army.

Events378 years ago

1715 - The Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.

Events305 years ago

1736 - Foundation of the Kingdom of Corsica.

Events284 years ago

1738 - Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel receives its premiere performance in London, England.

Events282 years ago
Events265 years ago

1783 - Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified.

Events237 years ago

1817 - Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.

Events203 years ago

1861 - President Abraham Lincoln calls for 75,000 Volunteers to quell the insurrection that soon became the American Civil War.

Events159 years ago

1865 - President Abraham Lincoln dies after being shot the previous evening by actor John Wilkes Booth. Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes President upon Lincoln's death.

Events155 years ago

1892 - The General Electric Company is formed.

Events128 years ago

1896 - Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.

Events124 years ago

1900 - Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines.

Events120 years ago
Events113 years ago

1912 - The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive.

Events108 years ago

1920 - Two security guards are murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti would be convicted of and executed for the crime, amid much controversy.

Events100 years ago

1922 - U.S. Senator John B. Kendrick of Wyoming introduces a resolution calling for an investigation of a secret land deal, which leads to the discovery of the Teapot Dome scandal.

Events98 years ago

1923 - Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.

Events97 years ago

1924 - Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.

Events96 years ago

1936 - First day of the Arab revolt in Mandatory Palestine.

Events84 years ago

1941 - In the Belfast Blitz, two-hundred bombers of the German Luftwaffe attack Belfast, killing around one thousand people.

Events79 years ago

1942 - The George Cross is awarded "to the island fortress of Malta: Its people and defenders" by King George VI.

Events78 years ago
Events75 years ago
Events73 years ago

1952 - First flight of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.

Events68 years ago

1955 - McDonald's restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Events65 years ago

1960 - At Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ella Baker leads a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the principal organizations of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

Events60 years ago

1969 - The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.

Events51 years ago

1970 - During the Cambodian Civil War, massacre of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong river into South Vietnam.

Events50 years ago

1986 - The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon, its bombing raids against Libyan targets in response to a bombing in West Germany that killed two U.S. servicemen.

Events34 years ago

1989 - Hillsborough disaster: A human crush occurs at Hillsborough Stadium, home of Sheffield Wednesday, in the FA Cup Semi-final, resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.

Events31 years ago

1989 - Upon Hu Yaobang's death, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 begin in China.

Events31 years ago

1994 - Marrakesh Agreement relating to foundation of World Trade Organization is adopted.

Events26 years ago

2013 - Two bombs explode near the finish line at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, killing three people and injuring 264 others.

Events7 years ago

2013 - A wave of bombings across Iraq kills at least 75 people.

Events7 years ago

2014 - In the worst massacre of the South Sudanese Civil War, at least 200 civilians were gunned down after seeking refuge in houses of worship as well as hospitals.

Events6 years ago

2019 - The cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in France is seriously damaged by a large fire.

Events1 years ago

Births

68 BC - Gaius Maecenas, Roman politician (d. 8 BC)

Births
Births738 years ago
Births653 years ago

1442 - John Paston, English noble (d. 1479)

Births578 years ago

1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect (d. 1519)

Births568 years ago

1469 - Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru (d. 1539)

Births551 years ago

1552 - Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician and astronomer (d. 1626)

Births468 years ago

1563 - Guru Arjan Dev, fifth Sikh leader (d. 1606)

Births457 years ago

1588 - Claudius Salmasius, French author and scholar (d. 1653)

Births432 years ago

1592 - Francesco Maria Brancaccio, Catholic cardinal (d. 1675)

Births428 years ago

1641 - Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician and geographer (d. 1722)

Births379 years ago

1642 - Suleiman II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1691)

Births378 years ago
Births374 years ago
Births336 years ago

1688 - Johann Friedrich Fasch, German violinist and composer (d. 1758)

Births332 years ago

1707 - Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1783)

Births313 years ago

1710 - William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (d. 1790)

Births310 years ago

1741 - Charles Willson Peale, American painter and soldier (d. 1827)

Births279 years ago

1771 - Nicolas Chopin, French-Polish educator (d. 1844)

Births249 years ago

1772 - Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French biologist and zoologist (d. 1844)

Births248 years ago

1793 - Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, German astronomer and academic (d. 1864)

Births227 years ago

1800 - James Clark Ross, English captain and explorer (d. 1862)

Births220 years ago

1808 - William Champ, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Tasmania (d. 1892)

Births212 years ago

1809 - Hermann Grassmann, German linguist and mathematician (d. 1877)

Births211 years ago

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

Births203 years ago

1828 - Jean Danjou, French captain (d. 1863)

Births192 years ago

1832 - Wilhelm Busch, German poet, painter, and illustrator (d. 1908)

Births188 years ago

1841 - Mary Grant Roberts, Australian zoo owner (d. 1921)

Births179 years ago

1841 - Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian businessman and politician, founded the Seagram Company Ltd (d. 1919)

Births179 years ago

1843 - Henry James, American novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1916)

Births177 years ago

1856 - Jean Moréas, Greek poet and critic (d. 1910)

Births164 years ago

1858 - Émile Durkheim, French sociologist, psychologist, and philosopher (d. 1917)

Births162 years ago

1861 - Bliss Carman, Canadian-British poet and playwright (d. 1929)

Births159 years ago

1863Ida Freund, Austrian-born chemist and educator (d. 1914)

Births157 years ago

1874 - George Harrison Shull, American botanist and geneticist (d. 1954)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Johannes Stark, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)

Births146 years ago

1875 - James J. Jeffries, American boxer and promoter (d. 1953)

Births145 years ago

1877 - Georg Kolbe, German sculptor (d. 1947)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Robert Walser, Swiss author and playwright (d. 1956)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer and poet (d. 1980)

Births141 years ago

1883 - Stanley Bruce, Australian captain and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet and critic (d. 1921)

Births134 years ago

1887 - William Forgan Smith, Scottish-Australian politician, 24th Premier of Queensland (d. 1953)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Maximilian Kronberger, German poet and author (d. 1904)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Thomas Hart Benton, American painter and educator (d. 1975)

Births131 years ago

1889 - A. Philip Randolph, American activist (d. 1979)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Percy Shaw, English businessman, invented the cat's eye (d. 1976)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Theo Osterkamp, German general and pilot (d. 1975)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Corrie ten Boom, Dutch-American clocksmith, Nazi resister, and author (d. 1983)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Nikita Khrushchev, Russian general and politician, 7th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1971)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Bessie Smith, African-American singer and actress (d. 1937)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Clark McConachy, New Zealand snooker player (d. 1980)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Abigail Mejia, Dominican feminist activist, nationalist, literary critic and educator (d. 1941)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Nikolay Semyonov, Russian physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Harry Edward, Guyanese-English sprinter (d. 1973)

Births122 years ago

1901 - Joe Davis, English snooker player (d. 1978)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Ajoy Mukherjee, Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (d. 1986)

Births119 years ago

1901 - René Pleven, French businessman and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1993)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)

Births118 years ago

1903 - John Williams, English-American actor (d. 1983)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1948)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch-English ethologist and ornithologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)

Births113 years ago

1908 - eden ahbez, Scottish-American songwriter and recording artist (d. 1995)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Lita Grey, American actress (d. 1995)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Sulo Bärlund, Finnish shot putter (d. 1986)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Miguel Najdorf, Polish-Argentinian chess player and theoretician (d. 1997)

Births110 years ago

1912 - William Congdon, American-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1998)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Kim Il-sung, North Korean general and politician, 1st Supreme Leader of North Korea (d. 1994)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Elizabeth Catlett, African-American sculptor and illustrator (d. 2012)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)

Births104 years ago

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

Births104 years ago

1917 - Hans Conried, American actor (d. 1982)

Births103 years ago

1917 - James Kee, American lawyer and politician (d. 1989)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Hans Billian, German film director, screenwriter, and actor (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Alberto Breccia, Uruguayan-Argentinian author and illustrator (d. 1993)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Godfrey Stafford, English-South African physicist and academic (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist and academic (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Richard von Weizsäcker, German soldier and politician, 6th President of Germany (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Georgy Beregovoy, Ukrainian-Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1995)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Angelo DiGeorge, American physician and endocrinologist (d. 2009)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Michael Ansara, Syrian-American actor (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Hasrat Jaipuri, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Harold Washington, American lawyer and politician, 51st Mayor of Chicago (d. 1987)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Graham Whitehead, English racing driver (d. 1981)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Artur Alliksaar, Estonian poet and author (d. 1966)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Robert DePugh, American activist, founded the Minutemen (an anti-Communist organization) (d. 2009)

Births97 years ago

1924 - M. Canagaratnam, Sri Lankan politician (d. 1980)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Rikki Fulton, Scottish comedian (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Neville Marriner, English violinist and conductor (d. 2016)

Births96 years ago

1927 - Robert Mills, American physicist and academic (d. 1999)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Gérald Beaudoin, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2008)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Adrian Cadbury, English rower and businessman (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Georges Descrières, French actor (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Icelandic educator and politician, 4th President of Iceland

Births90 years ago

1931 - Kenneth Bloomfield, Northern Irish civil servant

Births89 years ago

1931 - Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet, translator, and psychologist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Roy Clark, American musician and television personality (d. 2018)

Births87 years ago

1933 - David Hamilton, English-French photographer and director (d. 2016)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress and producer (d. 1995)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Stavros Paravas, Greek actor and producer (d. 2008)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist

Births84 years ago

1937 - Bob Luman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1978)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Claudia Cardinale, Italian actress

Births82 years ago

1938 - Hso Khan Pha, Burmese-Canadian geologist and politician (d. 2016)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Marty Wilde, English singer-songwriter and actor

Births81 years ago

1939 - Desiré Ecaré, Ivorian filmmaker (d. 2009)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Jeffrey Archer, English author, playwright, and politician

Births80 years ago

1940 - Penelope Coelen, South African actress, model, beauty queen and 1958 Miss World

Births80 years ago

1940 - Willie Davis, American baseball player and actor (d. 2010)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Robert Lacroix, Canadian economist and academic

Births80 years ago

1941 - Howard Berman, American lawyer and politician

Births79 years ago

1942 - Francis X. DiLorenzo, American bishop (d. 2017)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Walt Hazzard, American basketball player and coach (d. 2011)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Tim Lankester, English economist and academic

Births78 years ago

1943 - Pınar Kür, Turkish author, playwright, and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - Robert Lefkowitz, American physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births77 years ago

1943 - Veronica Linklater, Baroness Linklater, English politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Hugh Thompson, Jr., American soldier and pilot (d. 2006)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Dzhokhar Dudayev, Russian-Chechen general and politician, 1st President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (d. 1996)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Dave Edmunds, Welsh singer, guitarist, and producer

Births76 years ago

1946 - John Lloyd, Scottish journalist and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Pete Rouse, American politician, White House Chief of Staff

Births74 years ago

1947 - Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American screenwriter and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Martin Broughton, English businessman

Births73 years ago

1947 - Lois Chiles, American model and actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Omand, English civil servant and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish nurse and politician, Swedish Minister for Social Security

Births73 years ago

1947 - Woolly Wolstenholme, English singer and keyboard player (d. 2010)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Christopher Brown, English historian, curator, and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Michael Kamen, American composer and conductor (d. 2003)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Phil Mogg, English singer-songwriter and musician (UFO)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer-songwriter and actress

Births71 years ago

1949 - Craig Zadan, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Josiane Balasko, French actress, director, and screenwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Amy Wright, American actress

Births70 years ago

1950 - Karel Kroupa, Czech football player

Births70 years ago

1951 - Heloise, American journalist and author

Births69 years ago

1951 - John L. Phillips, American captain and astronaut

Births69 years ago

1951 - Stuart Prebble, English journalist and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Marsha Ivins, American engineer and astronaut

Births69 years ago

1952 - Kym Gyngell, Australian actor, comedian, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Brian Muir, English sculptor and set designer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Avital Ronell, Czech-American philosopher and academic

Births68 years ago

1955 - Dodi Fayed, Egyptian film producer (d. 1997)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Joice Mujuru, Zimbabwean politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Michael Cooper, American basketball player and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Evelyn Ashford, American runner and coach

Births63 years ago

1958 - Keith Acton, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - John Bracewell, New Zealand cricketer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Memos Ioannou, Greek basketball player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Benjamin Zephaniah, English actor, author, poet, and playwright

Births62 years ago

1959 - Fruit Chan, Chinese director, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kevin Lowe, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births61 years ago

1959 - Emma Thompson, English actress, comedian, author, activist and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Pierre Aubry, Canadian ice hockey player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Susanne Bier, Danish director and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Pedro Delgado, Spanish cyclist and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1960 - Tony Jones, English snooker player

Births60 years ago

1961 - Neil Carmichael, English academic and politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Carol W. Greider, American molecular biologist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Dawn Wright, American geographer and oceanographer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Nawal El Moutawakel, Moroccan athlete and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Tom Kane, American voice actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Alex Crawford, Nigerian-South African journalist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Manzoor Elahi, Pakistani cricketer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Manoj Prabhakar, Indian cricketer and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1964 - Andre Joubert, South African rugby player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Lee Kernaghan, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Linda Perry, American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer (4 Non Blondes)

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kevin Stevens, American ice hockey player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Samantha Fox, English singer-songwriter and actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mott Green, American businessman (d. 2013)

Births54 years ago

1967 - Frankie Poullain, Scottish bass player and songwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Dara Torres, American swimmer and journalist

Births53 years ago

1968 - Ben Clarke, English rugby player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Brahim Lahlafi, Moroccan-French runner

Births52 years ago

1968 - Ed O'Brien, English guitarist

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jeromy Burnitz, American baseball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Kaisa Roose, Estonian pianist and conductor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jimmy Waite, Canadian-German ice hockey player and coach

Births51 years ago

1970 - Chris Huffins, American decathlete and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Philippe Carbonneau, French rugby player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Finidi George, Nigerian footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jason Sehorn, American football player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Josia Thugwane, South African runner

Births49 years ago

1971 - Karl Turner, English lawyer and politician

Births49 years ago

1972 - Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian boxer (d. 2009)

Births48 years ago

1972 - Lou Romano, American animator and voice actor

Births48 years ago

1974 - Kim Min-kyo, South Korean actor and director

Births46 years ago

1974 - Danny Pino, American actor and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mike Quinn, American football player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Douglas Spain, American actor, director, and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Tim Thomas, American ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Sarah Teichmann, German-American biophysicist and immunologist

Births45 years ago

1976 - Jason Bonsignore, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Darius Regelskis, Lithuanian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kęstutis Šeštokas, Lithuanian basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Steve Williams, English rower

Births44 years ago

1977 - Sudarsan Pattnaik, Indian sculptor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Brian Pothier, American ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Milton Bradley, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Tim Corcoran, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Luis Fonsi, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter and dancer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Chris Stapleton, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1980 - Patrick Carney, American drummer, musician, and producer (The Black Keys)

Births40 years ago

1980 - James Foster, English cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Raül López, Spanish basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Willie Mason, New Zealand-Australian rugby league player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Aida Mollenkamp, American chef and author

Births40 years ago

1980 - Billy Yates, American football player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Andrés D'Alessandro, Argentinian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Michael Aubrey, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Anthony Green, American singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Seth Rogen, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Alice Braga, Brazilian actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Matt Cardle, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Dudu Cearense, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Andreas Fransson, Swedish skier (d. 2014)

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Martin Pedersen, Danish cyclist

Births37 years ago

1984 - Antonio Cromartie, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Cam Janssen, American ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Daniel Paille, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ryan Hamilton, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Tom Heaton, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Sylvain Marveaux, French footballer

Births34 years ago

1988 - Blake Ayshford, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Steven Defour, Belgian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Chris Tillman, American baseball pitcher

Births32 years ago

1990 - Emma Watson, English actress

Births30 years ago

1991 - Daiki Arioka, Japanese idol, singer, and actor

Births29 years ago

1991 - Javier Fernández López, Spanish figure skater

Births29 years ago

1995 - Leander Dendoncker, Belgian footballer

Births25 years ago

1999 - Denis Shapovalov, Canadian tennis player

Births21 years ago

2001 - Shanti Dope, Filipino rapper

Births19 years ago

Deaths

628 - Suiko, emperor of Japan (b. 554)

Deaths

943 - Liu Bin, emperor of Southern Han (b. 920)

Deaths

956 - Lin Yanyu, Chinese court official and eunuch

Deaths
Deaths967 years ago
Deaths884 years ago

1220 - Adolf of Altena, German archbishop (b. 1157)

Deaths800 years ago

1237 - Richard Poore, English ecclesiastic

Deaths783 years ago

1415 - Manuel Chrysoloras, Greek philosopher and translator (b. 1355)

Deaths605 years ago

1446 - Filippo Brunelleschi, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1377)

Deaths574 years ago

1502 - John IV of Chalon-Arlay, Prince of Orange (b. 1443)

Deaths518 years ago

1558 - Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent (b. c. 1500)

Deaths462 years ago

1610 - Robert Persons, English Jesuit priest, insurrectionist, and author (b. 1546)

Deaths410 years ago
Deaths388 years ago

1652 - Patriarch Joseph of Moscow, Russian patriarch

Deaths368 years ago

1659 - Simon Dach, German poet and hymnwriter (b. 1605)

Deaths361 years ago
Deaths301 years ago

1754 - Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician and academic (b. 1676)

Deaths266 years ago
Deaths259 years ago

1761 - William Oldys, English historian and author (b. 1696)

Deaths259 years ago

1764 - Peder Horrebow, Danish astronomer and mathematician (b. 1679)

Deaths256 years ago

1765 - Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian chemist and physicist (b. 1711)

Deaths255 years ago

1788 - Giuseppe Bonno, Austrian composer (b. 1711)

Deaths232 years ago

1793 - Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian priest, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1718)

Deaths227 years ago

1854 - Arthur Aikin, English chemist and mineralogist (b. 1773)

Deaths166 years ago

1861 - Sylvester Jordan, Austrian-German lawyer and politician (b. 1792)

Deaths159 years ago
Deaths155 years ago

1888 - Matthew Arnold, English poet and critic (b. 1822)

Deaths132 years ago

1889 - Father Damien, Belgian priest and saint (b. 1840)

Deaths131 years ago

1898 - Te Keepa Te Rangihiwinui, New Zealand commander and politician

Deaths122 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:Thomas Andrews, Irish shipbuilder (b. 1873)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:John Jacob Astor IV, American colonel, businessman, and author (b. 1864)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:Archibald Butt, American general and journalist (b. 1865)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:Jacques Futrelle, American journalist and author (b. 1875)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (b. 1865)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:Henry B. Harris, American producer and manager (b. 1866)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:Wallace Hartley, English violinist and bandleader (b. 1878)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:James Paul Moody, English Sixth Officer (b. 1887)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:William McMaster Murdoch, Scottish First Officer (b. 1873)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:Jack Phillips, English telegraphist (b. 1887)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:Edward Smith, English Captain (b. 1850)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:William Thomas Stead, English journalist (b. 1849)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:Ida Straus, German-American businesswoman (b. 1849)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:Isidor Straus, German-American businessman and politician (b. 1845)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:John B. Thayer, American business and sportsman (b. 1862)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Victims of the Titanic disaster:Henry Tingle Wilde, English chief officer (b. 1872)

Deaths108 years ago

1917 - János Murkovics, Slovene author, poet, and educator (b. 1839)

Deaths103 years ago

1927 - Gaston Leroux, French journalist and author (b. 1868)

Deaths93 years ago

1938 - César Vallejo, Peruvian journalist, poet, and playwright (b. 1892)

Deaths82 years ago

1942 - Robert Musil, Austrian-Swiss author and playwright (b. 1880)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian painter and set designer (b. 1882)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Nikolai Fyodorovich Vatutin, Russian general (b. 1901)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Hermann Florstedt, German SS officer (b. 1895)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Radola Gajda, Montenegrin-Czech general and politician (b. 1892)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Wallace Beery, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1885)

Deaths71 years ago

1962 - Clara Blandick, American actress (b. 1880)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Arsenio Lacson, Filipino journalist and politician, Mayor of Manila (b. 1912)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Edward Greeves, Jr., Australian footballer (b. 1903)

Deaths57 years ago

1966 - Habibullah Bahar Chowdhury, Bengali politician, writer, journalist, first health minister of East Pakistan

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Totò, Italian comedian (b. 1898)

Deaths53 years ago

1971 - Gurgen Boryan, Armenian poet and playwright (b. 1915)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Friedebert Tuglas, Estonian author and critic (b. 1886)

Deaths49 years ago

1979 - David Brand, Australian politician, 19th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1912)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Raymond Bailey, American actor and soldier (b. 1904)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Arthur Lowe, English actor (b. 1915)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Tommy Cooper, Welsh comedian and magician (b. 1921)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Jean Genet, French novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1910)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Kenneth Williams, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Hu Yaobang, Chinese soldier and politician, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (b. 1915)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Greta Garbo, Swedish-American actress (b. 1905)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Leslie Charteris, English author and screenwriter (b. 1907)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geophysicist and geologist (b. 1908)

Deaths27 years ago

1998 - William Congdon, American-Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1912)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Pol Pot, Cambodian general and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Cambodia (b. 1925)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Harvey Postlethwaite, English engineer (b. 1944)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Edward Gorey, American poet and illustrator (b. 1925)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Joey Ramone, American singer-songwriter (b. 1951)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Damon Knight, American author and critic (b. 1922)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Byron White, American football player, lawyer, and jurist, 4th United States Deputy Attorney General (b. 1917)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Japanese illustrator (b. 1934)

Deaths16 years ago

2007 - Brant Parker, American illustrator (b. 1920)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Krister Stendahl, Swedish bishop, theologian, and scholar (b. 1921)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Clement Freud, German-English journalist, academic, and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - László Tisza, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (b. 1907)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Salih Neftçi, Turkish economist and author (b. 1947)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Jack Herer, American author and activist (b. 1939)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Michael Pataki, American actor and director (b. 1938)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Vittorio Arrigoni, Italian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1975)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Paul Bogart, American director and producer (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dwayne Schintzius, American basketball player (b. 1968)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Benjamin Fain, Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Richard LeParmentier, American-English actor and screenwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

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

Deaths7 years ago

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

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Eliseo Verón, Argentinian sociologist and academic (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jonathan Crombie, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter (b. 1966)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Surya Bahadur Thapa, Nepalese politician, 24th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Clifton James, American actor (b. 1920)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Emma Morano, Italian supercentenarian, last person verified born in the 1800s (b. 1899)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - R. Lee Ermey, American actor (b. 1944)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Vittorio Taviani, Italian film director and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths2 years ago

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