Holidays and observances

Events

1457 BC - Likely date of the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail.

Events563 years ago

AD 73 - Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Great Jewish Revolt.

Events

1346 - Stefan Dušan, "the Mighty", is crowned Emperor of the Serbs at Skopje, his empire occupying much of the Balkans.

Events674 years ago

1520 - The Revolt of the Comuneros begins in Spain against the rule of Charles V.

Events500 years ago

1582 - Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.

Events438 years ago

1746 - The Battle of Culloden is fought between the French-supported Jacobites and the British Hanoverian forces commanded by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, in Scotland. After the battle many highland traditions were banned and the Highlands of Scotland were cleared of inhabitants.

Events274 years ago
Events221 years ago

1818 - The United States Senate ratifies the Rush–Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada.

Events202 years ago

1847 - Shooting of a Māori by an English sailor results in the opening of the Wanganui Campaign of the New Zealand Wars.

Events173 years ago

1853 - The Great Indian Peninsula Railway opens the first passenger rail in India, from Bori Bunder to Thane.

Events167 years ago

1858 - The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up.

Events162 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia, becomes law.

Events158 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: During the Vicksburg Campaign, gunboats commanded by acting Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter run downriver past Confederate artillery batteries at Vicksburg.

Events157 years ago

1881 - In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.

Events139 years ago
Events112 years ago

1910 - The oldest existing indoor ice hockey arena still used for the sport in the 21st century, Boston Arena, opens for the first time.

Events110 years ago

1912 - Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.

Events108 years ago

1917 - Vladimir Lenin returns to Petrograd, Russia, from exile in Switzerland.

Events103 years ago

1919 - Mohandas Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by the British colonial troops three days earlier.

Events101 years ago

1919 - Polish–Soviet War: The Polish army launches the Vilna offensive to capture Vilnius in modern Lithuania.

Events101 years ago

1922 - The Treaty of Rapallo, pursuant to which Germany and the Soviet Union re-establish diplomatic relations, is signed.

Events98 years ago

1925 - During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, Bulgaria, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.

Events95 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Italian-German Tarigo convoy is attacked and destroyed by British ships.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Nazi-affiliated Ustaše is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia by the Axis powers after Operation 25 is effected.

Events79 years ago

1943 - Albert Hofmann accidentally discovers the hallucinogenic effects of the research drug LSD. He intentionally takes the drug three days later on April 19.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: Allied forces start bombing Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: The Red Army begins the final assault on German forces around Berlin, with nearly one million troops fighting in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.

Events75 years ago

1945 - The United States Army liberates Nazi Sonderlager (high security) prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C (better known as Colditz).

Events75 years ago

1945 - More than 7,000 die when the German refugee ship Goya is sunk by a Soviet submarine.

Events75 years ago

1947 - An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.

Events73 years ago

1947 - Bernard Baruch first applies the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Events73 years ago

1961 - In a nationally broadcast speech, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declares that he is a Marxist–Leninist and that Cuba is going to adopt Communism.

Events59 years ago

1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation.

Events57 years ago
Events48 years ago

1990 - "Doctor Death", Jack Kevorkian, participates in his first assisted suicide.

Events30 years ago

1992 - The Katina P runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.

Events28 years ago

2001 - India and Bangladesh begin a five-day border conflict, but are unable to resolve the disputes about their border.

Events19 years ago

2003 - The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting ten new member states to the European Union.

Events17 years ago

2007 - Virginia Tech shooting: Seung-Hui Cho guns down 32 people and injures 17 before committing suicide.

Events13 years ago

2012 - The trial for Anders Behring Breivik, the perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks, begins in Oslo, Norway.

Events8 years ago

2012 - The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, it was the first time since 1977 that no book won the Fiction Prize.

Events8 years ago

2013 - A 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran, killing at least 35 people and injuring 117 others.

Events7 years ago

2013 - The 2013 Baga massacre is started when Boko Haram militants engage government soldiers in Baga.

Events7 years ago

2014 - The South Korean ferry MV Sewol capsizes and sinks near Jindo Island, killing 304 passengers and crew and leading to widespread criticism of the South Korean government, media, and shipping authorities.

Events6 years ago

Births

1435 - Jan II the Mad, Duke of Żagań (1439–1449 and 1461–1468 and again in 1472) (d. 1504)

Births585 years ago

1488 - Jungjong of Joseon (d. 1544)

Births532 years ago

1495 - Petrus Apianus, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1557)

Births525 years ago

1516 - Tabinshwehti, Burmese king (d. 1550)

Births504 years ago

1569 - John Davies, English poet and lawyer (d. 1626)

Births451 years ago

1635 - Frans van Mieris the Elder, Dutch painter (d. 1681)

Births385 years ago

1646 - Jules Hardouin-Mansart, French architect, designed the Château de Dampierre and Grand Trianon (d. 1708)

Births374 years ago

1660 - Hans Sloane, Irish-English physician and academic (d. 1753)

Births360 years ago

1661 - Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, English poet and politician, First Lord of the Treasury (d. 1715)

Births359 years ago

1682 - John Hadley, English mathematician, invented the octant (d. 1744)

Births338 years ago

1697 - Johann Gottlieb Görner, German organist and composer (d. 1778)

Births323 years ago

1728 - Joseph Black, French-Scottish physician and chemist (d. 1799)

Births292 years ago

1730 - Henry Clinton, English general and politician (d. 1795)

Births290 years ago

1755 - Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)

Births265 years ago

1786 - John Franklin, English admiral and politician, 4th Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land (d. 1847)

Births234 years ago

1800 - George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, English field marshal and politician (d. 1888)

Births220 years ago

1808 - Caleb Blood Smith, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1864)

Births212 years ago

1821 - Ford Madox Brown, French-English soldier and painter (d. 1893)

Births199 years ago

1823 - Gotthold Eisenstein, German mathematician and academic (d. 1852)

Births197 years ago

1826 - Sir James Corry, 1st Baronet, British politician (d. 1891)

Births194 years ago

1827 - Octave Crémazie, Canadian poet and bookseller (d. 1879)

Births193 years ago
Births181 years ago

1834 - Charles Lennox Richardson, English merchant (d. 1862)

Births186 years ago

1844 - Anatole France, French journalist, novelist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)

Births176 years ago

1847 - Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect, designed the Federal Palace of Switzerland (d. 1906)

Births173 years ago

1848 - Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian author and activist (d. 1919)

Births172 years ago

1851 - Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 3rd Solicitor General of Sri Lanka (d. 1930)

Births169 years ago

1864 - Rose Talbot Bullard, American medical doctor and professor (d. 1915)

Births156 years ago

1865 - Harry Chauvel, Australian general (d. 1945)

Births155 years ago

1866 - José de Diego, Puerto Rican journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1918)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Wilbur Wright, American inventor (d. 1912)

Births153 years ago

1871 - John Millington Synge, Irish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1909)

Births149 years ago

1874 - Jōtarō Watanabe, Japanese general (d. 1936)

Births146 years ago

1878 - R. E. Foster, English cricketer and footballer (d. 1914)

Births142 years ago

1882 - Seth Bingham, American organist and composer (d. 1972)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Ronald Barnes, 3rd Baron Gorell, English cricketer, journalist, and politician (d. 1963)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Leó Weiner, Hungarian composer and educator (d. 1960)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Michalis Dorizas, Greek-American football player and javelin thrower (d. 1957)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Ernst Thälmann, German politician (d. 1944)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Billy Minter, English footballer and manager (d. 1940)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Charlie Chaplin, English actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 1977)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Fred Root, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1954)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Gertrude Chandler Warner, American author and educator (d. 1979)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Dorothy P. Lathrop, American author and illustrator (d. 1980)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Howard Mumford Jones, American author, critic, and academic (d. 1980)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Germaine Guèvremont, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1968)

Births127 years ago

1893 - John Norton, American hurdler (d. 1979)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Ove Arup, English-Danish engineer and businessman, founded Arup (d. 1988)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Robert Henry Best, American journalist (d. 1952)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Tristan Tzara, Romanian-French poet and critic (d. 1963)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Árpád Weisz, Hungarian footballer (d. 1944)

Births124 years ago

1899 - Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist and academic (d. 1988)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Polly Adler, Russian-American madam and author (d. 1962)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Paul Waner, American baseball player and manager (d. 1965)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian-American vaudevillian, actress, and singer (d. 1983)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Frits Philips, Dutch businessman (d. 2005)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Canadian inventor and businessman, founded Bombardier Inc. (d. 1964)

Births113 years ago

1907 - August Eigruber, Austrian-German politician (d. 1947)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman and activist (d. 2004)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Ray Ventura, French jazz bandleader (d. 1979)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Berton Roueché, American journalist and author (d. 1994)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Guy Burgess, English-Russian spy (d. 1963)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Les Tremayne, English actor (d. 2003)

Births107 years ago

1914 - John Hodiak, American actor (d. 1955)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Robert Speck, Canadian politician, 1st Mayor of Mississauga (d. 1972)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Behçet Necatigil, Turkish author, poet, and translator (d. 1979)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Barry Nelson, American actor (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Dick Gibson, English racing driver (d. 2010)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Hsuan Hua, Chinese-American monk and author (d. 1995)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Juozas Kazickas, Lithuanian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Spike Milligan, Irish actor, comedian, and writer (d. 2002)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Merce Cunningham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Nilla Pizzi, Italian singer (d. 2011)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Mexican architect, designed the Tijuana Cultural Center and National Museum of Anthropology (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Thomas Willmore, English geometer and academic (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Ananda Dassanayake, Sri Lankan politician (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago
Births100 years ago

1921 - Arlin M. Adams, American lawyer and judge (d. 2015)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Wolfgang Leonhard, German historian and author (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Peter Ustinov, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Kingsley Amis, English novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1995)

Births98 years ago

1922 - John Christopher, English author (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Lawrence N. Guarino, American colonel (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Leo Tindemans, Belgian politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Warren Barker, American composer (d. 2006)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Arch A. Moore Jr., American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor of West Virginia (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1924 - John Harvey-Jones, English academic and businessman (d. 2008)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (d. 1994)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Rudy Pompilli, American saxophonist (d. 1976)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Madanjeet Singh, Indian diplomat, author, and philanthropist (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Pierre Fabre, French pharmacist, founded Laboratoires Pierre Fabre (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Edie Adams, American actress and singer (d. 2008)

Births93 years ago
Births93 years ago

1927 - Rolf Schult, German actor (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Dick Lane, American football player and soldier (d. 2002)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Roy Hamilton, American singer (d. 1969)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ralph Slatyer, Australian biologist and ecologist (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ed Townsend, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2003)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Doug Beasy, Australian footballer and educator (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Herbie Mann, American flute player and composer (d. 2003)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Maury Meyers, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Marcos Alonso Imaz, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Joan Bakewell, English journalist and author

Births87 years ago

1933 - Perry Botkin Jr., American composer, arranger and musician

Births87 years ago

1933 - Vera Krepkina, Russian long jumper

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ike Pappas, American journalist and actor (d. 2008)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Vince Hill, English singer-songwriter

Births86 years ago

1934 - Robert Stigwood, Australian producer and manager (d. 2016)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Barrie Unsworth, Australian politician, 36th Premier of New South Wales

Births86 years ago

1934 - Vicar, Chilean cartoonist (d. 2012)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Marcel Carrière, Canadian director and screenwriter

Births85 years ago

1935 - Sarah Kirsch, German poet and author (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Lennart Risberg, Swedish boxer (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Dominique Venner, French journalist and historian (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Bobby Vinton, American singer

Births85 years ago

1936 - Vadim Kuzmin, Russian physicist and academic (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Gert Potgieter, South African hurdler and coach

Births83 years ago

1938 - Rich Rollins, American baseball player

Births82 years ago

1938 - Gordon Wilson, Scottish lawyer and politician (d. 2017)

Births82 years ago

1939 - John Amabile, American football player and coach (d. 2012)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Dusty Springfield, English singer and record producer (d. 1999)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Benoît Bouchard, Canadian academic and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Transport

Births80 years ago

1940 - David Holford, Barbadian cricketer

Births80 years ago
Births80 years ago

1940 - Joan Snyder, American painter

Births80 years ago
Births80 years ago

1941 - Allan Segal, American director and producer (d. 2012)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Jim Lonborg, American baseball pitcher

Births78 years ago

1942 - Sir Frank Williams, English businessman, founded the Williams F1 Racing Team

Births78 years ago

1943 - Lonesome Dave Peverett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Petro Tyschtschenko, Austrian-German businessman

Births77 years ago

1943 - John Watkins, Australian cricketer

Births77 years ago

1945 - Tom Allen, American lawyer and politician

Births75 years ago

1946 - Margot Adler, American journalist and author (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ernst Bakker, Dutch politician (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Johnnie Lewis, Liberian lawyer and politician, 18th Chief Justice of Liberia (d. 2015)

Births74 years ago

1946 - R. Carlos Nakai, American flute player

Births74 years ago

1947 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American basketball player and coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gerry Rafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Reg Alcock, Canadian businessman and politician, 17th Canadian President of the Treasury Board (d. 2011)

Births72 years ago

1950 - David Graf, American actor (d. 2001)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Colleen Hewett, Australian singer and actress

Births70 years ago

1951 - Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian author and photographer

Births69 years ago

1951 - David Nutt, English psychiatrist and academic

Births69 years ago

1952 - Bill Belichick, American football player and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Michel Blanc, French actor and director

Births68 years ago

1952 - Esther Roth-Shahamorov, Israeli sprinter and hurdler

Births68 years ago

1952 - Billy West, American voice actor, singer-songwriter, and comedian

Births68 years ago

1953 - Peter Garrett, Australian singer-songwriter and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Jay O. Sanders, American actor

Births67 years ago

1954 - Ellen Barkin, American actress

Births66 years ago

1954 - John Bowe, Australian racing driver

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mike Zuke, Canadian ice hockey player

Births66 years ago

1955 - Bruce Bochy, American baseball player and manager

Births65 years ago
Births65 years ago

1956 - David M. Brown, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)

Births64 years ago

1956 - T Lavitz, American keyboard player, composer, and producer (d. 2010)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Lise-Marie Morerod, Swiss skier

Births64 years ago

1957 - Patricia De Martelaere, Belgian philosopher, author, and academic (d. 2009)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Tim Flach, English photographer and director

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ulf Wakenius, Swedish guitarist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Alison Ramsay, English-Scottish field hockey player and lawyer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (d. 2007)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Rafael Benítez, Spanish footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Pierre Littbarski, German footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1961 - Jarbom Gamlin, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (d. 2014)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Linda Ruth Williams, British film studies academic

Births59 years ago

1962 - Anna Dello Russo, Italian journalist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Douglas Elmendorf, American economist and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ian MacKaye, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Saleem Malik, Pakistani cricketer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jimmy Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)

Births57 years ago

1964 - David Kohan, American screenwriter and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dave Pirner, American singer, songwriter and producer (Soul Asylum)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish pianist (d. 2008)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Yves-François Blanchet, Canadian politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jon Cryer, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Martin Lawrence, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jarle Vespestad, Norwegian drummer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jeff Varner, American newscaster and reality television personality

Births54 years ago

1968 - Vickie Guerrero, American wrestler and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Rüdiger Stenzel, German runner

Births52 years ago

1969 - Patrik Järbyn, Swedish skier

Births51 years ago

1969 - Fernando Viña, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1970 - Dero Goi, German singer-songwriter and drummer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Walt Williams, American basketball player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Cameron Blades, Australian rugby player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Selena, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer (d. 1995)

Births49 years ago

1971 - Seigo Yamamoto, Japanese racing driver

Births49 years ago

1971 - Natasha Zvereva, Belarusian tennis player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Conchita Martínez, Spanish-American tennis player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Tracy K. Smith, American poet and educator

Births48 years ago

1973 - Akon, Senegalese-American singer, rapper and songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Charlotta Sörenstam, Swedish golfer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Teddy Cobeña, Spanish-Ecuadorian expressionist and representational sculptor

Births47 years ago

1975 - Keon Clark, American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Lukas Haas, American actor and musician

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kelli O'Hara, American actress and singer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Freddie Ljungberg, Swedish footballer

Births43 years ago

1979 - Christijan Albers, Dutch racing driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Lars Börgeling, German pole vaulter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Daniel Browne, New Zealand rugby player

Births41 years ago

1981 - Anestis Agritis, Greek footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Maya Dunietz, Israeli singer-songwriter and pianist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Matthieu Proulx, Canadian football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Gina Carano, American mixed martial artist and actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Boris Diaw, French basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jonathan Vilma, American football player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Marié Digby, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Cat Osterman, American softball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Teddy Blass, American composer and producer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Claire Foy, English actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Tucker Fredricks, American speed skater

Births36 years ago

1984 - Paweł Kieszek, Polish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kerron Stewart, Jamaican sprinter

Births36 years ago

1985 - Luol Deng, Sudanese-English basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Brendon Leonard, New Zealand rugby player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Benjamín Rojas, Argentinian singer-songwriter and actor

Births35 years ago

1985 - Taye Taiwo, Nigerian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Paul di Resta, Scottish racing driver

Births34 years ago

1986 - Shinji Okazaki, Japanese footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Peter Regin, Danish ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Epke Zonderland, Dutch gymnast

Births34 years ago

1987 - Cenk Akyol, Turkish basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Aaron Lennon, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Kyle Okposo, American ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1990 - Reggie Jackson, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Vangelis Mantzaris, Greek basketball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Tony McQuay, American sprinter

Births30 years ago

1990 - Travis Shaw, American baseball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Nolan Arenado, American baseball player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Kim Kyung-jung, South Korean footballer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Mirai Nagasu, American figure skater

Births27 years ago

1993 - Chance the Rapper, American rapper

Births27 years ago

1994 - Albert Almora, American baseball player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Will Fuller, American football player

Births26 years ago

2002 - Sadie Sink, American actress

Births18 years ago

Deaths

AD 69 - Otho, Roman emperor (b. AD 32)

Deaths

665 - Fructuosus of Braga, French archbishop and saint

Deaths

1090 - Sikelgaita, duchess of Apulia (b. c. 1040)

Deaths930 years ago
Deaths907 years ago

1118 - Adelaide del Vasto, regent of Sicily, mother of Roger II of Sicily, queen of Baldwin I of Jerusalem

Deaths902 years ago
Deaths822 years ago
Deaths786 years ago

1375 - John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English nobleman and soldier (b. 1347)

Deaths645 years ago
Deaths524 years ago
Deaths433 years ago
Deaths380 years ago

1645 - Tobias Hume, Scottish soldier, viol player, and composer (b. 1569)

Deaths375 years ago
Deaths333 years ago

1689 - Aphra Behn, English author and playwright (b. 1640)

Deaths331 years ago

1742 - Stefano Benedetto Pallavicino, Italian poet and translator (b. 1672)

Deaths278 years ago

1756 - Jacques Cassini, French astronomer (b. 1677)

Deaths264 years ago

1783 - Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer and educator (b. 1719)

Deaths237 years ago

1788 - Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French mathematician, cosmologist, and author (b. 1707)

Deaths232 years ago

1828 - Francisco Goya, Spanish-French painter and illustrator (b. 1746)

Deaths192 years ago

1846 - Domenico Dragonetti, Italian bassist and composer (b. 1763)

Deaths174 years ago

1850 - Marie Tussaud, French-English sculptor, founded the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (b. 1761)

Deaths170 years ago

1859 - Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian and philosopher, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1805)

Deaths161 years ago

1879 - Bernadette Soubirous, French nun and saint (b. 1844)

Deaths141 years ago

1888 - Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist and chemist (b. 1845)

Deaths132 years ago

1899 - Emilio Jacinto, Filipino journalist and activist (b. 1875)

Deaths121 years ago

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

Deaths116 years ago

1904 - Samuel Smiles, Scottish-English author (b. 1812)

Deaths116 years ago

1914 - George William Hill, American astronomer and mathematician (b. 1838)

Deaths106 years ago

1915 - Nelson W. Aldrich, American businessman and politician (b. 1841)

Deaths105 years ago

1925 - Stefan Nerezov, Bulgarian general (b. 1867)

Deaths95 years ago

1928 - Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founded Henry Birks and Sons (b. 1840)

Deaths92 years ago

1928 - Roman Steinberg, Estonian wrestler (b. 1900)

Deaths92 years ago

1930 - José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, philosopher, and activist (b. 1894)

Deaths90 years ago

1935 - Panait Istrati, Romanian journalist and author (b. 1884)

Deaths85 years ago

1937 - Jay Johnson Morrow, American military engineer and politician, 3rd Governor of the Panama Canal Zone (b. 1870)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Steve Bloomer, English footballer and manager (b. 1874)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, English economist and civil servant (b. 1880)

Deaths79 years ago
Deaths78 years ago

1942 - Denis St. George Daly, Irish polo player (b. 1862)

Deaths78 years ago

1946 - Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-American race car driver and engineer (b. 1884)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Rudolf Höss, German SS officer (b. 1900)

Deaths73 years ago

1950 - Eduard Oja, Estonian composer, conductor, and critic (b. 1905)

Deaths70 years ago

1950 - Anders Peter Nielsen, Danish target shooter (b. 1867)

Deaths70 years ago

1955 - David Kirkwood, Scottish engineer and politician (b. 1872)

Deaths65 years ago

1958 - Rosalind Franklin, English biophysicist and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - Mihály Fekete, Hungarian actor, screenwriter and film director (b. 1884)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Carl Hovland, American psychologist and academic (b. 1912)

Deaths59 years ago

1965 - Francis Balfour, English soldier and colonial administrator (b. 1884)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 - Sydney Chaplin, English actor, comedian, brother of Charlie Chaplin (b. 1885)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Eric Lambert, Australian author (b. 1918)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Fay Bainter, American actress (b. 1893)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Edna Ferber, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1885)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator and painter (b. 1904)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Richard Neutra, Austrian-American architect, designed the Los Angeles County Hall of Records (b. 1892)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Péter Veres, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Defence (b. 1897)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Frank O'Connor, Australian public servant (b. 1894)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - István Kertész, Hungarian conductor and educator (b. 1929)

Deaths47 years ago

1978 - Lucius D. Clay, American officer and military governor in occupied Germany (b. 1898)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Morris Stoloff, American composer (b. 1898)

Deaths40 years ago

1985 - Scott Brady, American actor (b. 1924)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - Khalil al-Wazir, Palestinian commander, founded Fatah (b. 1935)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Youri Egorov, Russian pianist (b. 1954)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Jocko Conlan, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1899)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Kaoru Ishikawa Japanese author and educator (b. 1915)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Miles Lawrence, English cricketer (b. 1940)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Hakkı Yeten, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1910)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - David Lean, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Neville Brand, American actor (b. 1920)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Alexandru Nicolschi, Romanian spy and activist (b. 1915)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Andy Russell, American singer and actor (b. 1919)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Paul-Émilien Dalpé, Canadian labor unionist (b. 1919)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Ralph Ellison, American novelist and critic (b. 1913)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (b. 1917)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Stavros Niarchos, Greek-Swiss businessman (b. 1909)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Esmeralda Arboleda Cadavid, Colombian politician (b. 1921)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Roland Topor, French actor, director, and painter (b. 1938)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Alberto Calderón, Argentinian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Fred Davis, English snooker player (b. 1913)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Marie-Louise Meilleur, Canadian super-centenarian (b. 1880)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Skip Spence, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Michael Ritchie, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alec Stock, English footballer and manager (b. 1917)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Billy Ayre, English footballer and manager (b. 1952)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Ruth Fertel, American businesswoman, founded Ruth's Chris Steak House (b. 1927)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Robert Urich, American actor (b. 1946)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (b. 1930)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Graham Stuart Thomas, English horticulturalist and author (b. 1909)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Kay Walsh, English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Gaétan Duchesne, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1962)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer (b. 1915)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Chandrabose Suthaharan, Sri Lankan journalist

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Rasim Delić, Bosnian general (b. 1949)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Daryl Gates, American police officer, created the D.A.R.E. Program (b. 1926)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Gerry Alexander, Jamaican cricketer and veterinarian (b. 1928)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Allan Blakeney, Canadian scholar and politician, 10th Premier of Saskatchewan (b. 1925)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Sol Saks, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Sári Barabás, Hungarian soprano (b. 1914)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Marian Biskup, Polish author and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Alan Hacker, English clarinet player and conductor (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - George Kunda, Zambian lawyer and politician, 11th Vice-President of Zambia (b. 1956)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish businessman (b. 1913)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Carlo Petrini, Italian footballer and coach (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Charles Bruzon, Gibraltarian politician (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ali Kafi, Algerian colonel and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Siegfried Ludwig, Austrian politician, 18th Governor of Lower Austria (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pentti Lund, Finnish-Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - George Beverly Shea, Canadian-American singer-songwriter (b. 1909)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pat Summerall, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Mexican architect, designed the Tijuana Cultural Center and National Museum of Anthropology (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Gyude Bryant, Liberian businessman and politician (b. 1949)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Aulis Rytkönen, Finnish footballer and manager (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ernst Florian Winter, Austrian-American historian and political scientist (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Valery Belousov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Attaphol Buspakom, Thai footballer and manager (b. 1962)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Oles Buzina, Ukrainian journalist and author (b. 1969)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Stanislav Gross, Czech lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (b. 1969)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Charlie Hodge, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Harry Anderson, American actor and magician (b. 1952)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Jim Caine, British jazz pianist (b. 1926)

Deaths2 years ago

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