Holidays and observances

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

Events

404 BC - Admiral Lysander and King Pausanias of Sparta blockade Athens and bring the Peloponnesian War to a successful conclusion.

Events

775 - The Battle of Bagrevand puts an end to an Armenian rebellion against the Abbasid Caliphate. Muslim control over Transcaucasia is solidified and its Islamization begins, while several major Armenian nakharar families lose power and their remnants flee to the Byzantine Empire.

Events

799 - After mistreatment and disfigurement by the citizens of Rome, pope Leo III flees to the Frankish court of king Charlemagne at Paderborn for protection.

Events

1134 - The name Zagreb was mentioned for the first time in the Felician Charter relating to the establishment of the Zagreb Bishopric around 1094.

Events886 years ago

1607 - Eighty Years' War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar.

Events413 years ago

1644 - The Chongzhen Emperor, the last Emperor of Ming dynasty China, commits suicide during a peasant rebellion led by Li Zicheng.

Events376 years ago

1707 - A coalition of Britain, the Netherlands and Portugal is defeated by a Franco-Spanish army at Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession.

Events313 years ago

1792 - Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.

Events228 years ago

1792 - "La Marseillaise" (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.

Events228 years ago

1804 - The western Georgian kingdom of Imereti accepts the suzerainty of the Russian Empire.

Events216 years ago

1829 - Charles Fremantle arrives in HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom.

Events191 years ago

1846 - Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican–American War.

Events174 years ago

1849 - The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.

Events171 years ago

1859 - British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal.

Events161 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of Marks' Mills.

Events156 years ago

1882 - French and Vietnamese troops clashed in Tonkin, when Commandant Henri Rivière seized the citadel of Hanoi with a small force of marine infantry.

Events138 years ago

1898 - Spanish–American War: The United States declares war on Spain.

Events122 years ago

1901 - New York becomes the first U.S. state to require automobile license plates.

Events119 years ago

1915 - World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli begins: The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by British, French, Indian, Newfoundland, Australian and New Zealand troops, begins with landings at Anzac Cove and Cape Helles.

Events105 years ago

1916 - Anzac Day is commemorated for the first time on the first anniversary of the landing at ANZAC Cove.

Events104 years ago

1920 - At the San Remo conference, the principal Allied Powers of World War I adopt a resolution to determine the allocation of Class "A" League of Nations mandates for administration of the former Ottoman-ruled lands of the Middle East.

Events100 years ago

1938 - U.S. Supreme Court delivers its opinion in Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins and overturns a century of federal common law.

Events82 years ago

1940 - Merkið, the flag of the Faroe Islands is approved by the British occupation government.

Events80 years ago

1944 - The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.

Events76 years ago

1945 - Elbe Day: United States and Soviet troops meet in Torgau along the River Elbe, cutting the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany in two.

Events75 years ago

1945 - Liberation Day (Italy): The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy after a general partisan insurrection by the Italian resistance movement; the puppet fascist regime dissolves and Benito Mussolini is captured after trying to escape. This day was set as a public holiday to celebrate the Liberation of Italy.

Events75 years ago
Events75 years ago

1945 - The last German troops retreat from Finland's soil in Lapland, ending the Lapland War. Military acts of Second World War end in Finland.

Events75 years ago

1951 - Korean War: Assaulting Chinese forces are forced to withdraw after heavy fighting with UN forces, primarily made up of Australian and Canadian troops, at the Battle of Kapyong.

Events69 years ago

1954 - The first practical solar cell is publicly demonstrated by Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Events66 years ago

1959 - The Saint Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping.

Events61 years ago

1960 - The United States Navy submarine USS Triton completes the first submerged circumnavigation of the globe.

Events60 years ago

1961 - Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit.

Events59 years ago

1972 - Vietnam War: Nguyen Hue Offensive: The North Vietnamese 320th Division forces 5,000 South Vietnamese troops to retreat and traps about 2,500 others northwest of Kontum.

Events48 years ago

1974 - Carnation Revolution: A leftist military coup in Portugal overthrows the authoritarian-conservative Estado Novo regime and establishes a democratic government.

Events46 years ago

1975 - As North Vietnamese forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated, almost ten years to the day since the first Australian troop commitment to South Vietnam.

Events45 years ago

1981 - More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of at the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

Events39 years ago

1982 - Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula per the Camp David Accords.

Events38 years ago

1983 - Cold War: American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.

Events37 years ago

1983 - Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit.

Events37 years ago

1986 - Mswati III is crowned King of Swaziland, succeeding his father Sobhuza II.

Events34 years ago

1988 - In Israel, John Demjanjuk is sentenced to death for war crimes committed in World War II.

Events32 years ago

1990 - Violeta Chamorro takes office as the President of Nicaragua, the first woman to hold the position.

Events30 years ago

2001 - Michele Alboreto is killed while testing an Audi R8 at the Lausitzring in Germany.

Events19 years ago

2004 - The March for Women's Lives brings between 500,000 and 800,000 protesters, mostly pro-choice, to Washington D.C. to protest the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, and other restrictions on abortion.

Events16 years ago

2005 - The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937.

Events15 years ago

2005 - Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union.

Events15 years ago

2007 - Boris Yeltsin's funeral: The first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.

Events13 years ago

2015 - Nearly 9,100 are killed after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal.

Events5 years ago

Births

1214 - Louis IX of France (d. 1270)

Births806 years ago
Births792 years ago
Births736 years ago
Births733 years ago

1502 - Georg Major, German theologian and academic (d. 1574)

Births518 years ago

1529 - Francesco Patrizi, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1597)

Births491 years ago

1599 - Oliver Cromwell, English general and politician, Lord Protector of Great Britain (d. 1658)

Births421 years ago

1621 - Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, English soldier and politician (d. 1679)

Births399 years ago

1666 - Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German organist and composer (d. 1727)

Births354 years ago

1694 - Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect and politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (d. 1753)

Births326 years ago

1710 - James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer and author (d. 1776)

Births310 years ago

1723 - Giovanni Marco Rutini, Italian composer (d. 1797)

Births297 years ago

1725 - Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, English admiral and politician (d. 1786)

Births295 years ago

1767 - Nicolas Oudinot, French general (d. 1847)

Births253 years ago

1770 - Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist and academic (d. 1850)

Births250 years ago
Births177 years ago

1849 - Felix Klein, German mathematician and academic (d. 1925)

Births171 years ago

1850 - Luise Adolpha Le Beau, German composer and educator (d. 1927)

Births170 years ago

1851 - Leopoldo Alas, Spanish author, critic, and academic (d. 1901)

Births169 years ago

1854 - Charles Sumner Tainter, American engineer and inventor (d. 1940)

Births166 years ago
Births158 years ago

1868 - John Moisant, American pilot and engineer (d. 1910)

Births152 years ago

1871 - Lorne Currie, French-English sailor (d. 1926)

Births149 years ago

1872 - C. B. Fry, English cricketer, footballer, educator, and politician (d. 1956)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Walter de la Mare, English poet, short story writer, and novelist (d. 1956)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Howard Garis, American author, creator of the Uncle Wiggily series of children's stories (d. 1962)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Guglielmo Marconi, Italian businessman and inventor, developed Marconi's law, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Ernest Webb, English-Canadian race walker (d. 1937)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Jacob Nicol, Canadian publisher, lawyer, and politician (d. 1958)

Births144 years ago

1878 - William Merz, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1946)

Births142 years ago

1882 - Fred McLeod, Scottish golfer (d. 1976)

Births138 years ago

1887 - Kojo Tovalou Houénou, Beninese lawyer and critic (d. 1936)

Births133 years ago

1892 - Maud Hart Lovelace, American author (d. 1980)

Births128 years ago

1896 - Fred Haney, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)

Births124 years ago
Births123 years ago

1900 - Gladwyn Jebb, English politician and diplomat, Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 1996)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Wolfgang Pauli, Austrian-Swiss-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist and academic (d. 1964)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Mary Miles Minter, American actress (d. 1984)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1987)

Births117 years ago

1905 - George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player and referee (d. 1986)

Births115 years ago
Births114 years ago

1908 - Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (d. 1965)

Births112 years ago

1909 - William Pereira, American architect, designed the Transamerica Pyramid (d. 1985)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Arapeta Awatere, New Zealand interpreter, military leader, politician, and murderer (d. 1976)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Connie Marrero, Cuban baseball player and coach (d. 2014)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Earl Bostic, African-American saxophonist (d. 1965)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Nikolaos Roussen, Greek captain (d. 1944)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Ross Lockridge Jr., American author and academic (d. 1948)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Mort Weisinger, American journalist and author (d. 1978)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Jerry Barber, American golfer (d. 1994)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (d. 1996)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Jean Lucas, French racing driver (d. 2003)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Graham Payn, South African-born English actor and singer (d. 2005)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French-American astronomer and academic (d. 1995)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Astrid Varnay, Swedish-American soprano and actress (d. 2006)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Finn Helgesen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 2011)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Karel Appel, Dutch painter and sculptor (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Francis Graham-Smith, English astronomer and academic

Births97 years ago

1923 - Melissa Hayden, Canadian ballerina (d. 2006)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Albert King, African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Ingemar Johansson, Swedish race walker (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Franco Mannino, Italian pianist, composer, director, and playwright (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Paulo Vanzolini, Brazilian singer-songwriter and zoologist (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Tony Christopher, Baron Christopher, English trade union leader and businessman

Births95 years ago

1925 - Sammy Drechsel, German comedian and journalist (d. 1986)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Louis O'Neil, Canadian academic and politician (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Johnny Craig, American author and illustrator (d. 2001)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (d. 2008)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Patricia Castell, Argentine actress (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Corín Tellado, Spanish author (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Albert Uderzo, French author and illustrator

Births93 years ago

1928 - Cy Twombly, American-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Yvette Williams, New Zealand long jumper, shot putter, and discus thrower

Births91 years ago

1930 - Paul Mazursky, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Godfrey Milton-Thompson, English admiral and surgeon (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Peter Schulz, German lawyer and politician, Mayor of Hamburg (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Felix Berezin, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1980)

Births89 years ago

1931 - David Shepherd, English painter and author

Births89 years ago

1932 - Nikolai Kardashev, Russian astrophysicist (d. 2019)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Meadowlark Lemon, African-American basketball player and minister (d. 2015)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Lia Manoliu, Romanian discus thrower and politician (d. 1998)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Jerry Leiber, American songwriter and producer (d. 2011)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Joyce Ricketts, American baseball player (d. 1992)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer and manager

Births86 years ago

1935 - Bob Gutowski, American pole vaulter (d. 1960)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Reinier Kreijermaat, Dutch footballer (d. 2018)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Henck Arron, Surinamese banker and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Suriname (d. 2000)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist and engineer (d. 2012)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Ton Schulten, Dutch painter and graphic designer

Births82 years ago

1939 - Tarcisio Burgnich, Italian footballer and manager

Births81 years ago

1939 - Michael Llewellyn-Smith, English academic and diplomat

Births81 years ago

1939 - Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky, English historian and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - Veronica Sutherland, English academic and British diplomat

Births81 years ago

1940 - Al Pacino, American actor and director

Births80 years ago

1941 - Bertrand Tavernier, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1942 - Jon Kyl, American lawyer and politician

Births78 years ago

1943 - Tony Christie, English singer-songwriter and actor

Births77 years ago

1944 - Len Goodman, English dancer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Mike Kogel, German singer-songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Stephen Nickell, English economist and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bruce Ponder, English geneticist and cancer researcher

Births76 years ago

1945 - Stu Cook, American bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Richard C. Hoagland, American theorist and author

Births75 years ago

1945 - Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Talia Shire, American actress

Births74 years ago

1946 - Peter Sutherland, Irish lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Ireland

Births74 years ago

1946 - Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian colonel, lawyer, and politician

Births74 years ago

1947 - Johan Cruyff, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2016)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor

Births73 years ago

1948 - Mike Selvey, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births72 years ago

1948 - Yu Shyi-kun, Taiwanese politician, 39th Premier of the Republic of China

Births72 years ago

1949 - Vicente Pernía, Argentinian footballer and race car driver

Births71 years ago

1949 - Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician, French Minister of Finance

Births71 years ago

1949 - James Fenton, English poet, journalist and literary critic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Donnell Deeny, Northern Irish lawyer and judge

Births70 years ago

1950 - Steve Ferrone, English drummer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Peter Hintze, German politician (d. 2016)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Valentyna Kozyr, Ukrainian high jumper

Births70 years ago
Births69 years ago

1952 - Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist and composer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Vladislav Tretiak, Russian ice hockey player and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jacques Santini, French footballer and coach

Births68 years ago

1953 - Ron Clements, American animator, producer, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1953 - Gary Cosier, Australian cricketer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Anthony Venables, English economist, author, and academic

Births67 years ago

1954 - Melvin Burgess, English author

Births66 years ago

1954 - Randy Cross, American football player and sportscaster

Births66 years ago

1954 - Róisín Shortall, Irish educator and politician

Births66 years ago

1955 - Américo Gallego, Argentinian footballer and coach

Births65 years ago

1955 - Parviz Parastui, Iranian actor and singer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Zev Siegl, American businessman, co-founded Starbucks

Births65 years ago

1956 - Dominique Blanc, French actress, director, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Abdalla Uba Adamu, Nigerian professor, media scholar

Births64 years ago

1957 - Theo de Rooij, Dutch cyclist and manager

Births63 years ago

1958 - Fish, Scottish singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Misha Glenny, British journalist

Births62 years ago
Births61 years ago

1959 - Daniel Kash, Canadian actor and director

Births61 years ago

1959 - Tony Phillips, American baseball player (d. 2016)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Paul Baloff, American singer (d. 2002)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Robert Peston, English journalist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Bruce Redman, Australian director, producer, and critic

Births60 years ago

1961 - Dinesh D'Souza, Indian-American journalist and author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Miran Tepeš, Slovenian ski jumper

Births59 years ago

1962 - Foeke Booy, Dutch footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1963 - Joy Covey, American businesswoman (d. 2013)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Dave Martin, English footballer

Births57 years ago

1963 - David Moyes, Scottish footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Bernd Müller, German footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Paul Wassif, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Hank Azaria, American actor, voice artist, comedian and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Andy Bell, English singer-songwriter (Erasure)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Eric Avery, American bass player and songwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mark Bryant, American basketball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - John Henson, American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2014)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Diego Domínguez, Argentinian-Italian rugby player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Femke Halsema, Dutch sociologist, academic, and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Darren Holmes, American baseball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Erik Pappas, American baseball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Angel Martino, American swimmer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Vitaliy Kyrylenko, Ukrainian long jumper

Births52 years ago

1968 - Thomas Strunz, German footballer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Joe Buck, American sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1969 - Martin Koolhoven, Dutch director and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Darren Woodson, American football player and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1969 - Renée Zellweger, American actress and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jason Lee, American skateboarder, actor, comedian and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Sara Baras, Spanish dancer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Brad Clontz, American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1973 - Carlota Castrejana, Spanish triple jumper

Births47 years ago

1973 - Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Barbara Rittner, German tennis player

Births47 years ago

1975 - Jacque Jones, American baseball player and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Gilberto da Silva Melo, Brazilian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tim Duncan, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Breyton Paulse, South African rugby player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Constantinos Christoforou, Cypriot singer-songwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Marguerite Moreau, American actress and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Matthew West, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births43 years ago

1978 - Matt Walker, English swimmer

Births42 years ago

1980 - Ben Johnston, Scottish drummer and songwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - James Johnston, Scottish bass player and songwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Daniel MacPherson, Australian actor and television host

Births40 years ago

1980 - Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Alejandro Valverde, Spanish cyclist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Dwone Hicks, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Felipe Massa, Brazilian racing driver

Births39 years ago

1981 - John McFall, English sprinter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Anja Pärson, Swedish skier

Births39 years ago

1982 - Brian Barton, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Monty Panesar, English cricketer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Marco Russo, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Johnathan Thurston, Australian rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1983 - DeAngelo Williams, American football player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Robert Andino, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Isaac Kiprono Songok, Kenyan runner

Births36 years ago

1985 - Giedo van der Garde, Dutch racing driver

Births35 years ago

1986 - Alexei Emelin, Russian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Thin Seng Hon, Cambodian Paralympic athlete

Births34 years ago

1986 - Gwen Jorgensen, American triathlete

Births34 years ago

1986 - Claudia Rath, German heptathlete

Births34 years ago

1987 - Razak Boukari, Togolese footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jay Park, American-South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Johann Smith, American soccer player

Births33 years ago

1988 - James Sheppard, Canadian ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Marie-Michèle Gagnon, Canadian skier

Births31 years ago

1989 - Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, one of the highest-ranking spiritual leaders in Tibet

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jean-Éric Vergne, French racing driver

Births30 years ago

1990 - Taylor Walker, Australian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Alex Shibutani, American ice dancer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Alex Bowman, American race car driver

Births27 years ago

1993 - Daniel Norris, American baseball player

Births27 years ago

1995 - Lewis Baker, English footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Mack Horton, Australian swimmer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Julius Ertlthaler, Austrian footballer

Births23 years ago

Deaths

501 - Rusticus, saint and archbishop of Lyon (b. 455)

Deaths

775 - Smbat VII Bagratuni, Armenian prince

Deaths

775 - Mushegh VI Mamikonian, Armenian prince

Deaths1245 years ago
Deaths
Deaths946 years ago

1077 - Géza I of Hungary (b. 1040)

Deaths943 years ago

1185 - Emperor Antoku of Japan (b. 1178)

Deaths835 years ago
Deaths803 years ago

1228 - Queen Isabella II of Jerusalem (b. 1212)

Deaths792 years ago

1243 - Boniface of Valperga, Bishop of Aosta

Deaths777 years ago

1264 - Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester, medieval English nobleman; Earl of Winchester (b. 1195)

Deaths756 years ago
Deaths725 years ago

1342 - Pope Benedict XII (b. 1285)

Deaths678 years ago
Deaths623 years ago

1472 - Leon Battista Alberti, Italian author, poet, and philosopher (b. 1404)

Deaths548 years ago

1516 - John Yonge, English diplomat (b. 1467)

Deaths504 years ago

1566 - Louise Labé, French poet and author (b. 1520)

Deaths454 years ago

1566 - Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II of France (b. 1499)

Deaths454 years ago

1595 - Torquato Tasso, Italian poet and songwriter (b. 1544)

Deaths425 years ago

1605 - Naresuan, Siamese King of Ayutthaya Kingdom (b. c. 1555)

Deaths415 years ago

1644 - Chongzhen Emperor of China (b. 1611)

Deaths376 years ago

1660 - Henry Hammond, English cleric and theologian (b. 1605)

Deaths360 years ago

1690 - David Teniers the Younger, Flemish painter and educator (b. 1610)

Deaths330 years ago

1744 - Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer, physicist, and mathematician (b. 1701)

Deaths276 years ago

1770 - Jean-Antoine Nollet, French minister, physicist, and academic (b. 1700)

Deaths250 years ago

1800 - William Cowper, English poet (b. 1731)

Deaths220 years ago

1840 - Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1781)

Deaths180 years ago

1873 - Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter and sculptor (b. 1783)

Deaths147 years ago

1875 - 12th Dalai Lama (b. 1857)

Deaths145 years ago

1878 - Anna Sewell, English author (b. 1820)

Deaths142 years ago

1890 - Crowfoot, Canadian tribal chief (b. 1830)

Deaths130 years ago

1891 - Nathaniel Woodard, English priest and educator (b. 1811)

Deaths129 years ago

1892 - Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (b. 1840)

Deaths128 years ago

1892 - Karl von Ditmar, Estonian-German geologist and explorer (b. 1822)

Deaths128 years ago

1906 - John Knowles Paine, American composer and educator (b. 1839)

Deaths114 years ago

1911 - Emilio Salgari, Italian journalist and author (b. 1862)

Deaths109 years ago

1913 - Joseph-Alfred Archambeault, Canadian bishop (b. 1859)

Deaths107 years ago

1915 - Frederick W. Seward, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1830)

Deaths105 years ago

1919 - Augustus D. Juilliard, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1836)

Deaths101 years ago

1923 - Louis-Olivier Taillon, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)

Deaths97 years ago

1928 - Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian general (b. 1878)

Deaths92 years ago

1941 - Salih Bozok, Turkish commander and politician (b. 1881)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian director, producer, and playwright (b. 1858)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - George Herriman, American cartoonist (b. 1880)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player (b. 1859)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - William Stephens, American engineer and politician, 24th Governor of California (b. 1859)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Huldreich Georg Früh, Swiss composer (b. 1903)

Deaths75 years ago

1961 - Robert Garrett, American discus thrower and shot putter (b. 1875)

Deaths59 years ago

1970 - Anita Louise, American actress (b. 1915)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - George Sanders, English actor (b. 1906)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Olga Grey, Hungarian-American actress (b. 1896)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Gustavo R. Vincenti, Maltese architect and developer (b. 1888)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Mike Brant, Israeli singer and songwriter (b.1947)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Carol Reed, English director and producer (b. 1906)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Markus Reiner, Israeli engineer and educator (b. 1886)

Deaths44 years ago

1982 - John Cody, American cardinal (b. 1907)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - William S. Bowdern, American priest and author (b. 1897)

Deaths37 years ago

1988 - Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1944)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Clifford D. Simak, American journalist and author (b. 1904)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Dexter Gordon, American saxophonist, composer, and actor (b. 1923)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1965)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Art Fleming, American game show host (b. 1925)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Ginger Rogers, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Lev Shankovsky, Ukrainian military historian (b. 1903)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Saul Bass, American graphic designer and director (b. 1920)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Wright Morris, American author and photographer (b. 1910)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Irish journalist and author (b. 1914)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Roger Troutman, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1951)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Lucien Le Cam, French mathematician and statistician (b. 1924)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - David Merrick, American director and producer (b. 1911)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Michele Alboreto, Italian racing driver (b. 1956)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Lisa Lopes, American rapper and dancer (b. 1971)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Samson Kitur, Kenyan runner (b. 1966)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Thom Gunn, English-American poet and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Jim Barker, American politician (b. 1935)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Swami Ranganathananda, Indian monk and educator (b. 1908)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Alan Ball Jr., English footballer and manager (b. 1945)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Arthur Milton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Bobby Pickett, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Humphrey Lyttelton, English trumpet player, composer, and radio host (b. 1921)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Bea Arthur, American actress and singer (b. 1922)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Dorothy Provine, American actress and singer (b. 1935)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Alan Sillitoe, English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Poly Styrene, British musician (b. 1957)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Gerry Bahen, Australian footballer (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Denny Jones, American rancher and politician (b. 1910)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Moscelyne Larkin, American ballerina and educator (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Louis le Brocquy, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Brian Adam, Scottish biochemist and politician (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jacob Avshalomov, American composer and conductor (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - György Berencsi, Hungarian virologist and academic (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rick Camp, American baseball player (b. 1953)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Dan Heap, Canadian priest and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - William Judson Holloway Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and judge (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Earl Morrall, American football player and coach (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Tito Vilanova, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1968)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Stefanie Zweig, German journalist and author (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jim Fanning, American-Canadian baseball player and manager (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Matthias Kuhle, German geographer and academic (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Don Mankiewicz, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mike Phillips, American basketball player (b. 1956)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Tom Lewis, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of New South Wales (b. 1922)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Madeeha Gauhar, Pakistani actress, playwright and director of social theater, and women's rights activist (b. 1956)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - John Havlicek, American basketball player (b. 1940)

Deaths1 years ago

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