Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Mother's Day can fall, while May 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in May. (Samoa)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Mother's Day can fall, while May 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in May. (Hong Kong, Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Spain, Romania)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which National Day of Prayer can fall, while May 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Thursday in May. (United States)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which World Asthma Day can fall, while May 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Tuesday in May. (International)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Commemoration of the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat following the foundation of Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti (India): Gujarat Day

Holidays and observances

Commemoration of the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat following the foundation of Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti (India): Maharashtra Day

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

International Workers' Day or Labour Day (International), and its related observances: Earliest day on which Labour Day can fall, while May 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of May. (Barbados, Dominica)

Holidays and observances

International Workers' Day or Labour Day (International), and its related observances: Law Day (United States), formerly intended to counterbalance the celebration of Labour Day. (United States)

Holidays and observances

International Workers' Day or Labour Day (International), and its related observances: Loyalty Day, formerly intended to counterbalance the celebration of Labour Day. (United States)

Holidays and observances

May Day (beginning of Summer) observances in the Northern hemisphere (see April 30): Beltane (Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Celtic neopagans and Wiccans in the Northern hemisphere)

Holidays and observances

May Day (beginning of Summer) observances in the Northern hemisphere (see April 30): Earliest day on which Beltane can fall, while May 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in May. (Ireland, Scotland)

Holidays and observances

May Day (beginning of Summer) observances in the Northern hemisphere (see April 30):Calan Mai (Wales)

Holidays and observances

Samhain (Celtic neopagans and Wiccans in the Southern Hemisphere)

Holidays and observances

Events

Events1545 years ago

0305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman emperor.

Events1715 years ago

0524 - King Sigismund of Burgundy is executed at Orléans after an 8-year reign and is succeeded by his brother Godomar.

Events1496 years ago

0880 - The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.

Events1140 years ago

1169 - Norman mercenaries land at Bannow Bay in Leinster, marking the beginning of the Norman invasion of Ireland.

Events851 years ago

1455 - Battle of Arkinholm, Royal forces end the Black Douglas hegemony in Scotland.

Events565 years ago

1576 - Stephen Báthory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become co-rulers of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Events444 years ago

1707 - The Act of Union joining England and Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain takes effect.

Events313 years ago

1753 - Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

Events267 years ago

1759 - Josiah Wedgwood founds the Wedgwood pottery company in Great Britain.

Events261 years ago

1776 - Establishment of the Illuminati in Ingolstadt, Upper Bavaria, by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt.

Events244 years ago

1786 - In Vienna, Austria, Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro is performed for the first time.

Events234 years ago

1794 - War of the Pyrenees: The Battle of Boulou ends, in which French forces defeat the Spanish and regain nearly all the land they lost to Spain in 1793.

Events226 years ago

1820 - Execution of the Cato Street Conspirators, who plotted to kill the British Cabinet and Prime Minister Lord Liverpool.

Events200 years ago

1840 - The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.

Events180 years ago

1844 - Hong Kong Police Force, the world's second modern police force and Asia's first, is established.

Events176 years ago

1846 - The few remaining Mormons left in Nauvoo, Illinois, formally dedicate the Nauvoo Temple.

Events174 years ago
Events169 years ago

1856 - The Province of Isabela was created in the Philippines in honor of Queen Isabela II.

Events164 years ago
Events158 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville begins.

Events157 years ago
Events155 years ago

1866 - The Memphis Race Riots begin. In three days time, 46 blacks and two whites were killed. Reports of the atrocities influenced passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Events154 years ago

1869 - The Folies Bergère opens in Paris.

Events151 years ago

1875 - Alexandra Palace reopens after being burned down in a fire in 1873.

Events145 years ago
Events136 years ago

1884 - Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States.

Events136 years ago

1885 - The original Chicago Board of Trade Building opens for business.

Events135 years ago

1886 - Rallies are held throughout the United States demanding the eight-hour work day, culminating in the Haymarket affair in Chicago, in commemoration of which May 1 is celebrated as International Workers' Day in many countries.

Events134 years ago

1893 - The World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago.

Events127 years ago

1894 - Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, arrives in Washington, D.C.

Events126 years ago

1898 - Spanish–American War: Battle of Manila Bay: The Asiatic Squadron of the United States Navy destroys the Pacific Squadron of the Spanish Navy after a seven-hour battle. Spain loses all seven of its ships, and 381 Spanish sailors die. There are no American vessel losses or combat deaths.

Events122 years ago

1900 - The Scofield Mine disaster kills over 200 men in Scofield, Utah in what is to date the fifth-worst mining accident in United States history.

Events120 years ago

1915 - The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her 202nd, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives.

Events105 years ago

1919 - German troops enter Munich to suppress the Bavarian Soviet Republic.

Events101 years ago

1925 - The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members.

Events95 years ago
Events93 years ago

1929 - The 7.2 MwKopet Dag earthquake shakes the Iran–Turkmenistan border region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing up to 3,800 and injuring 1,121.

Events91 years ago

1930 - "Pluto" is officially proposed by the for the name of the newly-discovered dwarf planet Pluto by Vesto Slipher in the Lowell Observtory Observation Circular. The name quickly catches on.

Events90 years ago

1931 - The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.

Events89 years ago

1941 - World War II: German forces launch a major attack during the siege of Tobruk.

Events79 years ago

1944 - World War II: Two hundred Communist prisoners are shot by the Germans at Kaisariani, Athens in reprisal for the killing of General Franz Krech by partisans at Molaoi.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has "fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany". The Soviet flag is raised over the Reich Chancellery, by order of Stalin.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda commit suicide in the Reich Garden outside the Führerbunker. Their children are also killed by having cyanide pills inserted into their mouths by their mother, Magda.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Forces of the Soviet Red Army liberate Allied prisoners of war imprisoned at Stalag Luft I near Barth, Germany.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Up to 2,500 people die in a mass suicide in Demmin following the advance of the Red Army.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Yugoslav Partisans liberate Trieste.

Events75 years ago

1946 - Start of three-year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.

Events74 years ago

1946 - The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.

Events74 years ago

1947 - Portella della Ginestra massacre against May Day celebrations in Sicily by the bandit and separatist leader Salvatore Giuliano where 11 persons are killed and 33 wounded.

Events73 years ago

1956 - The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.

Events64 years ago

1956 - A doctor in Japan reports an "epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system", marking the official discovery of Minamata disease.

Events64 years ago

1957 - Thirty-four people are killed when a Vickers Viking airliner crashes in Hampshire, England.

Events63 years ago

1960 - Formation of the western Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra; also known as "Maharashtra Day".

Events60 years ago

1960 - Cold War: U-2 incident: Francis Gary Powers, in a Lockheed U-2 spyplane, is shot down over the Sverdlovsk Oblast, Soviet Union, sparking a diplomatic crisis.

Events60 years ago

1961 - The Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.

Events59 years ago

1965 - Cross-Strait relations: Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China, takes place.

Events55 years ago
Events53 years ago

1970 - Vietnam War: Protests erupt following the announcement by Richard Nixon that the U.S. and South Vietnamese forces would attack Vietnamese communists in a Cambodian Campaign.

Events50 years ago

1971 - Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) takes over operation of U.S. passenger rail service.

Events49 years ago

1974 - The Argentine terrorist organization Montoneros is expelled from Plaza de Mayo by president Juan Perón.

Events46 years ago

1977 - Thirty-six people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.

Events43 years ago

1978 - Japan's Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.

Events42 years ago
Events38 years ago
Events37 years ago

1987 - Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.

Events33 years ago

1989 - Disney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

Events31 years ago

1990 - The former Philippine Episcopal Church (supervised by the Episcopal Church of the United States of America) is granted full autonomy and raised to the status of an Autocephalous Anglican Province and renamed the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.

Events30 years ago

1993 - Dingiri Banda Wijetunga became president of Sri Lanka automatically after killing of R Premadasa in LTTE bomb explosion.

Events27 years ago

1994 - Three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna is killed in an accident whilst leading the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.

Events26 years ago
Events25 years ago

1999 - The body of British climber George Mallory is found on Mount Everest, 75 years after his disappearance in 1924.

Events21 years ago

1999 - SpongeBob SquarePants premieres on Nickelodeon.

Events21 years ago

2001 - Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declares the existence of "a state of rebellion", hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.

Events19 years ago

2002 - OpenOffice.org released version 1.0, the first stable version of the software.

Events18 years ago

2003 - Invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, on board the USS Abraham Lincoln (off the coast of California), U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended".

Events17 years ago

2004 - Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.

Events16 years ago

2009 - Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.

Events11 years ago
Events9 years ago

2019Naxalite attack in Gadchiroli district: 16 army soldiers, including a driver, killed in an IED blast. Naxals targeted an anti-Naxal operations team.

Events1 years ago

Births

Births802 years ago

1218 - Rudolf I of Germany (d. 1291)

Births802 years ago

1285 - Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326)

Births735 years ago

1326 - Rinchinbal Khan, Mongolian emperor (d. 1332)

Births694 years ago

1488 - Sidonie of Bavaria, eldest daughter of Duke Albrecht IV of Bavaria-Munich (d. 1505)

Births532 years ago

1527 - Johannes Stadius, German astronomer, astrologer, mathematician (d. 1579)

Births493 years ago

1545 - Franciscus Junius, French theologian (d. 1602)

Births475 years ago

1579 - Wolphert Gerretse, Dutch-American farmer, co-founded New Netherland (d. 1662)

Births441 years ago

1582 - Marco da Gagliano, Italian composer (d. 1643)

Births438 years ago

1585 - Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Belarusian saint (d. 1612)

Births435 years ago

1591 - Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German missionary and astronomer (d. 1666)

Births429 years ago

1594 - John Haynes, English-American politician, 1st Governor of the Colony of Connecticut (d. 1653)

Births426 years ago

1602 - William Lilly, English astrologer (d. 1681)

Births418 years ago

1672 - Joseph Addison, English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1719)

Births348 years ago

1730 - Joshua Rowley, English admiral (d. 1790)

Births290 years ago

1735 - Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen, Dutch admiral and philanthropist (d. 1819)

Births285 years ago

1751 - Judith Sargent Murray, American poet and playwright (d. 1820)

Births269 years ago

1764 - Benjamin Henry Latrobe, English-American architect, designed the United States Capitol (d. 1820)

Births256 years ago

1769 - Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Irish-English field marshal and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1852)

Births251 years ago

1783 - Phoebe Hinsdale Brown, American hymnwriter (d. 1861)

Births237 years ago

1803 - James Clarence Mangan, Irish poet and author (d. 1849)

Births217 years ago

1821 - Henry Ayers, English-Australian politician, 8th Premier of South Australia (d. 1897)

Births199 years ago

1824 - Alexander William Williamson, English chemist and academic (d. 1904)

Births196 years ago

1825 - Johann Jakob Balmer, Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1898)

Births195 years ago

1825 - George Inness, American painter and educator (d. 1894)

Births195 years ago

1827 - Jules Breton, French painter (d. 1906)

Births193 years ago

1829 - José de Alencar, Brazilian author and playwright (d. 1877)

Births191 years ago

1829 - Frederick Sandys, English painter and illustrator (d. 1904)

Births191 years ago

1830 - Guido Gezelle, Belgian priest and poet (d. 1899)

Births190 years ago

1831 - Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and activist (d. 1903)

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1847 - Henry Demarest Lloyd, American journalist and politician (d. 1903)

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1848 - Adelsteen Normann, Norwegian painter (d. 1919)

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1851 - Laza Lazarević, Serbian psychiatrist and neurologist (d. 1891)

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1852 - Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman and professional scout (d. 1903)

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1852 - Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)

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1853 - Jacob Mikhailovich Gordin, Jewish Ukrainian-American journalist, actor, and playwright (d. 1909)

Births167 years ago

1855 - Cecilia Beaux, American painter and academic (d. 1942)

Births165 years ago

1857 - Theo van Gogh, Dutch art dealer (d. 1891)

Births163 years ago

1859 - Jacqueline Comerre-Paton, French painter and sculptor (d. 1955)

Births161 years ago

1862 - Marcel Prévost, French novelist and playwright (d. 1941)

Births158 years ago

1864 - Anna Jarvis, American founder of Mother's Day (d. 1948)

Births156 years ago

1871 - Seakle Greijdanus, Dutch theologian and scholar (d. 1948)

Births149 years ago

1871 - Emiliano Chamorro Vargas, President of Nicaragua (d. 1966)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Hugo Alfvén, Swedish composer, conductor, violinist, and painter (d. 1960)

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1872 - Sidónio Pais, Portuguese soldier and politician, 4th President of Portugal (d. 1918)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Romaine Brooks, American-French painter and illustrator (d. 1970)

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1874 - Paul Van Asbroeck, Belgian target shooter (d. 1959)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Dave Hall, American runner (d. 1972)

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1881 - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French priest, palaeontologist, and philosopher (d. 1955)

Births139 years ago

1884 - Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, English race car driver and politician (d. 1964)

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1885 - Clément Pansaers, Belgian poet (d. 1922)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Ralph Stackpole, American sculptor and painter (d. 1973)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Alan Cunningham, Anglo-Irish general and diplomat, High Commissioners for Palestine and Transjordan (d. 1983)

Births133 years ago

1891 - Lillian Estelle Fisher, American historian of Spanish America (d. 1988)

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1895 - Nikolai Yezhov, Soviet secret police official, head of the NKVD (d. 1940)

Births125 years ago

1895 - May Hollinworth, Australian theatre producer and director (d. 1968)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Herbert Backe, German agronomist and politician (d. 1947)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Mark W. Clark, American general (d. 1984)

Births124 years ago

1896 - J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Alfred Schmidt, Estonian weightlifter (d. 1972)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Ignazio Silone, Italian journalist and politician (d. 1978)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Aleksander Wat, Polish poet and writer (d. 1967)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Sterling Allen Brown, American poet, academic, and critic (d. 1989)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Heinz Eric Roemheld, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Antal Szerb, Hungarian scholar and author (d. 1945)

Births119 years ago

1905 - Henry Koster, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1988)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Horst Schumann, German SS officer and physician (d. 1983)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Hayes Alvis, American bassist (d. 1972)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Kate Smith, American singer and actress (d. 1986)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Giovannino Guareschi, Italian journalist and author (d. 1968)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Morris Kline, American mathematician and academic (d. 1992)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Endel Puusepp, Estonian-Soviet military pilot and politician (d. 1996)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1990)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Behice Boran, Turkish sociologist and politician (d. 1987)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Raya Dunayevskaya, Ukrainian-American philosopher and activist (d. 1987)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Dirk Andries Flentrop, Dutch organ builder (d. 2003)

Births110 years ago

1910 - J. Allen Hynek, American astronomer and ufologist (d. 1986)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Nejdet Sançar, Turkish literature teacher (d. 1975)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Wilfred Watson, English-Canadian poet, playwright and educator (d. 1998)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Otto Kretschmer, German admiral (d. 1998)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Louis Nye, American actor (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Walter Susskind, Czech-English pianist, conductor, and educator (d. 1980)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Jaap van der Poll, Dutch javelin thrower (d. 2010)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Hanns Martin Schleyer, German businessman (d. 1977)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Antoni Bazaniak, Polish sprint canoeist (d. 1979)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor and producer (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1917 - John Beradino, American baseball player and actor (d. 1996)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Ulric Cross, Trinidadian navigator, judge, and diplomat (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Danielle Darrieux, French actress and singer (d. 2017)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Ahron Soloveichik, Russian rabbi and scholar (d. 2001)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Gersh Budker, Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic (d. 1977)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Jack Paar, American comedian, author and talk show host (d. 2004)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Manna Dey, Indian singer and composer (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Mohammed Karim Lamrani, Moroccan businessman and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Morocco (d. 2018)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Dan O'Herlihy, Irish-American actor (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Vladimir Colin, Romanian journalist and author (d. 1991)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Alastair Gillespie, Canadian scholar and politician (d. 2018)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Joseph Heller, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1999)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Antônio Maria Mucciolo, Italian-Brazilian archbishop (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Marcel Rayman, Polish soldier (d. 1944)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Evelyn Boyd Granville, American mathematician, computer scientist, and academic

Births96 years ago

1924 - Karel Kachyňa, Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Terry Southern, American novelist, essayist, and screenwriter (d. 1995)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Chuck Bednarik, American lieutenant and football player (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Scott Carpenter, American commander, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Sardar Fazlul Karim, Bangladeshi philosopher, scholar, and academic (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Peter Lax, Hungarian-American mathematician and academic

Births94 years ago

1927 - Gary Bertini, Israeli conductor and composer (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Laura Betti, Italian actress (d. 2004)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Albert Zafy, Malagasy politician, 3rd President of Madagascar (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Bernard Vukas, Yugoslav-Croatian footballer (d. 1983)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Sonny James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Delfim Netto, Brazilian economist

Births92 years ago

1929 - Ralf Dahrendorf, German-English sociologist and politician (d. 2009)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Sonny Ramadhin, Trinidadian cricketer

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ollie Matson, American sprinter and football player (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Richard Riordan, American lieutenant and politician, 39th Mayor of Los Angeles and publisher

Births90 years ago

1930 - Little Walter Jacobs, American blues harp player and singer (d. 1968)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Naim Attallah, Palestinian author

Births89 years ago

1932 - Sandy Woodward, English admiral (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Tabibar Rahman Sarder, Bangladeshi politician. (d. 2010)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Mexican politician

Births86 years ago

1934 - Tang Chang, Thai artist (d. 1990)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Shirley Horn, American singer and pianist (d. 2005)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Phillip King, Tunisian-English sculptor

Births86 years ago

1934 - John Meillon, Australian actor (d. 1989)

Births86 years ago

1936 - Danièle Huillet, French filmmaker (d. 2006)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Hans E. Wallman, Swedish director, producer, and composer (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Una Stubbs, English actress and dancer

Births83 years ago

1939 - Judy Collins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Wilhelmina Cooper, Dutch model (d. 1980)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Victor Davies, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor

Births81 years ago

1943 - Vassal Gadoengin, Nauruan politician (d. 2004)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Joe Walsh, Irish politician, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1945 - Rita Coolidge, American singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Carson Whitsett, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2007)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Joanna Lumley, English actress, voice-over artist, author, and activist

Births74 years ago

1946 - John Woo, Hong Kong director, producer, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1947 - Jacob Bekenstein, Mexican-born Israeli-American theoretical physicist (d. 2015)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Sergio Infante, Chilean-Swedish poet and author

Births73 years ago

1948 - Györgyi Balogh, Hungarian sprinter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Patricia Hill Collins, American sociologist and scholar

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jim Clench, Canadian bass player (d. 2010)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Tim Hodgkinson, English saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Paul Teutul, Sr., American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers

Births71 years ago

1950 - Dann Florek, American actor and director

Births70 years ago

1950 - Danny McGrain, Scottish footballer and coach

Births70 years ago

1951 - Gordon Greenidge, Barbadian cricketer and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Geoff Lees, English race car driver

Births69 years ago

1951 - Sally Mann, American photographer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Richard Blundell, English economist and academic

Births68 years ago

1952 - Kim Lewison, English lawyer and judge

Births68 years ago

1952 - Peter Smith, Malaysian-born English academic and judge

Births68 years ago

1953 - Glen Ballard, American songwriter and producer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Ray Parker, Jr., American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Joel Rosenberg, Canadian-American author and activist (d. 2011)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Alex Cunningham, Scottish politician

Births65 years ago

1955 - Martin O'Donnell, American composer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Ray Searage, American baseball player and coach

Births65 years ago

1956 - Catherine Frot, French actress

Births64 years ago

1956 - Phil Foglio, American illustrator

Births64 years ago

1957 - Rick Darling, Australian cricketer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Uberto Pasolini, Italian banker, director, and producer

Births63 years ago

1959 - Yasmina Reza, French actress and playwright

Births61 years ago

1959 - Lawrence Seeff, South African cricketer and basket weaver

Births61 years ago

1960 - Steve Cauthen, American jockey and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1961 - Sultan Günal-Gezer, Dutch politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Clint Malarchuk, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Marilyn Milian, American judge

Births59 years ago

1961 - Vasiliy Sidorenko, Russian hammer thrower

Births59 years ago

1962 - Maia Morgenstern, Romanian actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ted Sundquist, American football player, coach, and manager

Births58 years ago

1964 - Yvonne van Gennip, Dutch speed skater

Births56 years ago

1966 - Olaf Thon, German footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Tim McGraw, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births53 years ago

1968 - Oliver Bierhoff, German footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - D'arcy Wretzky, American bass player and singer (Smashing Pumpkins)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Wes Anderson, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mary Lou McDonald, Irish politician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Billy Owens, American basketball player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Bernard Butler, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Ethan Albright, American football player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Stuart Appleby, Australian golfer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kim Grant, South African tennis player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Artur Kohutek, Polish hurdler and soldier

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor in Tamil cinema and race car driver

Births49 years ago

1972 - Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Yemeni terrorist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Julie Benz, American actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Yoon Hae-young, South Korean actress

Births48 years ago

1973 - Mike Jesse, German footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Curtis Martin, American football player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Oliver Neuville, German footballer

Births47 years ago

1975 - Austin Croshere, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1975 - Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Nina Hossain, English journalist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Alexey Smertin, Russian footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Patricia Stokkers, Dutch swimmer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Vera Lischka, Austrian swimmer and politician

Births43 years ago

1978 - James Badge Dale, American actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Mauro Bergamasco, Italian rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2003)

Births41 years ago

1980 - Marvin Cabrera, Mexican footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Rob Davison, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births40 years ago

1980 - Inês Henriques, Portuguese race walker

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jan Heylen, Belgian race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jay Reatard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Yuliya Tabakova, Russian athlete

Births40 years ago

1981 - Manny Acosta, Panamanian baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Derek Asamoah, Ghanaian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Alexander Hleb, Belarusian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Wes Welker, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Beto, Portuguese footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jamie Dornan, Northern Irish model and actor

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mark Farren, Irish footballer (d. 2016)

Births38 years ago

1982 - Katya Zamolodchikova, American drag queen

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Darijo Srna, Croatian footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Alain Bernard, French swimmer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Human Tornado, American wrestler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Park Hae-jin, South Korean actor

Births37 years ago

1984 - David Backes, American ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mišo Brečko, Slovenian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Patrick Eaves, American ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alexander Farnerud, Swedish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Farah Fath, American actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese singer and actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - Víctor Montaño, Colombian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mark Seaby, Australian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2013)

Births34 years ago

1986 - Adam Casey, Australian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jesse Klaver, Dutch politician

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lee Chang-min, South Korean singer (2AM)

Births34 years ago

1986 - Brent Stanton, Australian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Leonardo Bonucci, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Glen Coffee, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Iván DeJesús Jr., Puerto Rican baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Marcus Drum, Australian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Amir Johnson, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ryan Mathews, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Saidi Ntibazonkiza, Burundian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Maria Balaba, Latvian figure skater

Births32 years ago

1988 - Maxim Gustik, Belarusian freestyle skier

Births32 years ago

1988 - Teodor Peterson, Swedish cross-country skier

Births32 years ago

1989 - Alejandro Arribas, Spanish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Poļina Jeļizarova, Latvian runner

Births31 years ago

1990 - Uriel Álvarez, Mexican footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Caitlin Stasey, Australian actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - Diego Contento, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Scooter Gennett, American baseball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Marcus Stroman, American baseball player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Daniel Talbot, British sprinter

Births29 years ago

1992 - Trevor Philp, Canadian alpine skier

Births28 years ago

1992 - Bradley Roby, American football player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, French footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Wallace, Brazilian footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Collin Seedorf, Dutch footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Christopher J. Alexis Jr., Grenadian road cyclist

Births24 years ago

1996 - Daniel Saifiti, Australian-Fijian rugby league player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Jacob Saifiti, Australian-Fijian rugby league player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Michael Seaton, Jamaican footballer

Births24 years ago

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408 - Arcadius, Byzantine emperor (b. 377)

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558 - Marcouf, missionary and saint

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908 - Wang Zongji, Chinese prince and pretender

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Deaths902 years ago
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1255 - Walter de Gray, English prelate and statesman

Deaths765 years ago

1277 - Stefan Uroš I of Serbia (b. 1223)

Deaths743 years ago
Deaths742 years ago
Deaths712 years ago
Deaths481 years ago

1555 - Pope Marcellus II (b. 1501)

Deaths465 years ago

1572 - Pope Pius V (b. 1504)

Deaths448 years ago

1668 - Frans Luycx, Flemish painter (b. 1604)

Deaths352 years ago

1730 - François de Troy, French painter and engraver (b. 1645)

Deaths290 years ago

1731 - Johann Ludwig Bach, German violinist and composer (b. 1677)

Deaths289 years ago
Deaths282 years ago

1772 - Gottfried Achenwall, Polish-German historian, economist, and jurist (b. 1719)

Deaths248 years ago

1813 - Jean-Baptiste Bessières, French general (b. 1768)

Deaths207 years ago

1838 - Antoine Louis Dugès, French obstetrician and naturalist (b. 1797)

Deaths182 years ago

1856 - John Wilbur, American minister and theologian (b. 1774)

Deaths164 years ago

1873 - David Livingstone, Scottish-English missionary and explorer (b. 1813)

Deaths147 years ago

1899 - Ludwig Büchner, German physiologist and physician (b. 1824)

Deaths121 years ago

1904 - Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer and academic (b. 1841)

Deaths116 years ago

1913 - John Barclay Armstrong, American lieutenant (b. 1850)

Deaths107 years ago
Deaths100 years ago

1935 - Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (b. 1889)

Deaths85 years ago

1943 - Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian religious leader, founded the Brunstad Christian Church (b. 1871)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Joseph Goebbels, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1897)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Magda Goebbels, German wife of Joseph Goebbels (b. 1901)

Deaths75 years ago

1953 - Everett Shinn, American painter and illustrator (b. 1876)

Deaths67 years ago

1956 - LeRoy Samse, American pole vaulter (b. 1883)

Deaths64 years ago

1960 - Charles Holden, English architect, designed the Bristol Central Library (b. 1875)

Deaths60 years ago

1963 - Lope K. Santos, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1879)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Spike Jones, American singer and bandleader (b. 1911)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - Jack Adams, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1895)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Harold Nicolson, English author and politician (b. 1886)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Yi Un, Korean prince (b. 1897)

Deaths50 years ago

1973 - Asger Jorn, Danish painter and sculptor (b. 1914)

Deaths47 years ago

1976 - T. R. M. Howard, American surgeon and activist (b. 1908)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Aram Khachaturian, Georgian-Armenian composer and conductor (b. 1903)

Deaths42 years ago

1982 - William Primrose, Scottish viola player and educator (b. 1903)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Jüri Lossmann, Estonian-Swedish runner (b. 1891)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Denise Robins, English journalist and author (b. 1897)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Hylda Baker, English comedian, actress and music hall performer (b. 1905)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and producer (b. 1916)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Ben Lexcen, Australian sailor and architect (b. 1936)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Sally Kirkland, American journalist (b. 1912)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - V. M. Panchalingam, Sri Lankan civil servant (b. 1930)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Patrice Tardif, Canadian farmer and politician (b. 1904)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Sergio Franchi, Italian-American tenor and actor (b. 1926)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Richard Thorpe, American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Pierre Bérégovoy, French metallurgist and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1925)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Ranasinghe Premadasa, Sri Lankan politician, 3rd President of Sri Lanka (b. 1924)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Ayrton Senna, Brazilian race car driver (b. 1960)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Antonio Salemme, Italian-American painter (b. 1892)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Fernand Dumont, Canadian sociologist, philosopher, and poet (b. 1927)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Eldridge Cleaver, American author and activist (b. 1935)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Steve Reeves, American bodybuilder and actor (b. 1926)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Ebrahim Al-Arrayedh, Indian poet and author (b. 1908)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Miss Elizabeth, American wrestler and manager (b. 1960)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Kenneth Clark, American psychologist and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2008 - Anthony Mamo, Maltese judge and politician, 1st President of Malta (b. 1909)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Philipp von Boeselager, German soldier and economist (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Helen Wagner, American actress (b. 1918)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Henry Cooper, English boxer (b. 1934)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Ted Lowe, English sportscaster (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - James Kinley, Canadian engineer and politician, 29th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mordechai Virshubski, German-Israeli lawyer and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Chris Kelly, American rapper (b. 1978)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pierre Pleimelding, French footballer and manager (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Adamu Atta, Nigerian lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Kwara State (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Radhia Cousot, Tunisian-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Assi Dayan, Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1945)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican footballer and coach (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Geoff Duke, English-Manx motorcycle racer (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Vafa Guluzade, Azerbaijani political scientist, academic, and diplomat (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - María Elena Velasco, Mexican actress, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Grace Lee Whitney, American actress (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

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