Holidays and observances

The last day of the Festival of Ridván (Bahá'í Faith) (Note that this date is non-Gregorian and may change according to the March equinox)

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Holidays and observances

Teachers' Day (Iran) (Note that this date is non-Gregorian and may change according to the March Equinox, see List of observances set by the Solar Hijri calendar)

Holidays and observances

Events

Events826 years ago

1230 - William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.

Events790 years ago

1335 - Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia.

Events685 years ago

1536 - Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.

Events484 years ago

1559 - John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the nascent Scottish Reformation.

Events461 years ago
Events452 years ago

1611 - The King James Version of the Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.

Events409 years ago

1670 - King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.

Events350 years ago
Events348 years ago

1808 - Outbreak of the Peninsular War: The people of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation. Francisco de Goya later memorializes this event in his painting The Second of May 1808.

Events212 years ago

1812 - The Siege of Cuautla during the Mexican War of Independence ends with both sides claiming victory after Mexican rebels under José María Morelos y Pavón abandon the city after 72 days under siege by royalist Spanish troops under Félix María Calleja.

Events208 years ago
Events204 years ago

1829 - After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.

Events191 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later.

Events157 years ago

1866 - Peruvian defenders fight off the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.

Events154 years ago

1876 - The April Uprising breaks out in Ottoman Bulgaria.

Events144 years ago

1879 - The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party is founded in Madrid by Pablo Iglesias.

Events141 years ago

1885 - Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.

Events135 years ago

1889 - Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs the Treaty of Wuchale, giving Italy control over Eritrea.

Events131 years ago

1906 - Closing ceremony of the Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece.

Events114 years ago
Events102 years ago

1920 - The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis.

Events100 years ago

1933 - Germany's independent labor unions are replaced by the German Labour Front.

Events87 years ago

1941 - Following the coup d'état against Iraq Crown Prince 'Abd al-Ilah earlier that year, the United Kingdom launches the Anglo-Iraqi War to restore him to power.

Events79 years ago
Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The surrender of Caserta comes into effect, by which German troops in Italy cease fighting.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead prisoners, most of whom starved to death.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: A death march from Dachau to the Austrian border is halted by the segregated, all-Nisei 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army in southern Bavaria, saving several hundred prisoners.

Events75 years ago

1952 - The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.

Events68 years ago

1963 - Berthold Seliger launches a rocket with three stages and a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres near Cuxhaven. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.

Events57 years ago

1964 - Vietnam War: An explosion sinks the American aircraft carrier USS Card while it is docked at Saigon. Two Viet Cong combat swimmers had placed explosives on the ship's hull. She is raised and returned to service less than seven months later.

Events56 years ago

1964 - First ascent of Shishapangma, the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.

Events56 years ago

1969 - The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.

Events51 years ago

1972 - In the early morning hours a fire breaks out at the Sunshine Mine located between Kellogg and Wallace, Idaho, killing 91 workers.

Events48 years ago
Events38 years ago

1986 - Chernobyl disaster: The City of Chernobyl is evacuated six days after the disaster.

Events34 years ago

1989 - Cold War: Hungary begins dismantling its border fence with Austria, which allows a number of East Germans to defect.

Events31 years ago

1994 - A bus crashes in Gdańsk, Poland killing 32 people.

Events26 years ago

1995 - During the Croatian War of Independence, the Army of the Republic of Serb Krajina fires cluster bombs at Zagreb, killing seven and wounding over 175 civilians.

Events25 years ago

1998 - The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.

Events22 years ago

1999 - Panamanian general election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.

Events21 years ago

2000 - President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

Events20 years ago

2004 - The Yelwa massacre concludes. It began on 4 February 2004 when armed Muslims killed 78 Christians at Yelwa. In response, about 630 Muslims were killed by Christians on May 2nd.

Events16 years ago

2008 - Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Burma killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.

Events12 years ago

2008 - Chaitén Volcano begins erupting in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.

Events12 years ago

2011 - Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man, is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Events9 years ago

2011 - An E. coli outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.

Events9 years ago

2012 - A pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for $120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for a work of art at auction.

Events8 years ago

2014 - Two mudslides in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, leave up to 2,500 people missing.

Events6 years ago

2018 - Basque separatist terrorist band ETA announces its dissolution and ceasing of all activities.

Events2 years ago

Births

1360 - Yongle Emperor of China (d. 1424)

Births660 years ago
Births618 years ago
Births569 years ago

1458 - Eleanor of Viseu (d. 1525)

Births562 years ago

1476 - Charles I, Duke of Münsterberg-Oels, Count of Kladsko, Governor of Bohemia and Silesia (d. 1536)

Births544 years ago
Births487 years ago

1551 - William Camden, English historian and topographer (d. 1623)

Births469 years ago

1567 - Sebald de Weert, Dutch captain, vice-admiral of the Dutch East India Company (d. 1603)

Births453 years ago

1579 - Tokugawa Hidetada, Japanese shōgun (d. 1632)

Births441 years ago

1601 - Athanasius Kircher, German priest and scholar (d. 1680)

Births419 years ago

1660 - Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer (d. 1725)

Births360 years ago

1695 - Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian-French painter and architect (d. 1766)

Births325 years ago

1702 - Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian and theosopher (d. 1782)

Births318 years ago

1707 - Jean-Baptiste Barrière, French cellist and composer (d. 1747)

Births313 years ago

1729 - Catherine the Great of Russia (d. 1796)

Births291 years ago
Births283 years ago

1740 - Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1821)

Births280 years ago

1750 - John André, English soldier and spy (d. 1780)

Births270 years ago

1752 - Ludwig August Lebrun, German oboe player and composer (d. 1790)

Births268 years ago

1754 - Vicente Martín y Soler, Spanish composer (d. 1806)

Births266 years ago

1772 - Novalis, German author and poet (d. 1801)

Births248 years ago

1773 - Henrik Steffens, Norwegian philosopher and poet (d. 1845)

Births247 years ago

1797 - Abraham Pineo Gesner, Canadian physician and geologist (d. 1864)

Births223 years ago

1802 - Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (d. 1870)

Births218 years ago

1806 - Catherine Labouré, French nun and saint (d. 1876)

Births214 years ago

1810 - Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer and conductor (d. 1874)

Births210 years ago

1813 - Caroline Leigh Gascoigne, English novelist and poet (d. 1883)

Births207 years ago

1815 - William Buell Richards, Canadian lawyer and judge, 1st Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1889)

Births205 years ago

1822 - Jane Miller Thengberg, Scottish-Swedish governess and educator (d. 1902)

Births198 years ago

1828 - Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist and photographer (d. 1915)

Births192 years ago

1830 - Otto Staudinger, German entomologist and author (d. 1900)

Births190 years ago

1843 - Elijah McCoy, Canadian-American engineer (d. 1929)

Births177 years ago

1859 - Jerome K. Jerome, English author and playwright (d. 1927)

Births161 years ago

1860 - John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist, physician, and academic (d. 1936)

Births160 years ago

1860 - Theodor Herzl, Austro-Hungarian Zionist philosopher, journalist and author (d. 1904)

Births160 years ago

1865 - Clyde Fitch, American playwright (d. 1909)

Births155 years ago

1867 - Giuseppe Morello, Italian-American mobster (d. 1930)

Births153 years ago

1873 - Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet, critic, and translator (d. 1944)

Births147 years ago

1879 - James F. Byrnes, American stenographer and politician, 49th United States Secretary of State (d. 1972)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Bill Horr, American football player, discus thrower, and coach (d. 1955)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Isabel González, Puerto Rican activist who helped pave the way for Puerto Ricans' American citizenship (d. 1971)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Hedda Hopper, American actress and gossip columnist (d. 1966)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Gottfried Benn, German author and poet (d. 1956)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Vernon Castle, English-American dancer (d. 1918)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Eddie Collins, American baseball player and manager (d. 1951)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Ki Hajar Dewantara, Indonesian philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1959)

Births131 years ago

1890 - E. E. Smith, American engineer and author (d. 1965)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Manfred von Richthofen, German captain and pilot (d. 1918)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Norma Talmadge, leading US actress of the silent era (d. 1957)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Joseph Henry Woodger, English biologist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1981)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Lorenz Hart, American playwright and lyricist (d. 1943)

Births125 years ago

1897 - John Frederick Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Henry Hall, English bandleader, composer, and actor (d. 1989)

Births122 years ago

1901 - Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (d. 1995)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Edouard Zeckendorf, Belgian doctor, army officer and mathematician (d. 1983)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Willi Bredel, German writer (d. 1964)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Brian Aherne, English actor (d. 1986)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Werner Finck, German Kabarett comedian, actor and author (d. 1978)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Benjamin Spock, American rower, pediatrician, and author (d. 1998)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Bill Brandt, German-English photographer and journalist (d. 1983)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Alan Rawsthorne, British composer (d. 1971)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Charlotte Armstrong, American author (d. 1969)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Philippe Halsman, Latvian-American photographer (d. 1979)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Pinky Lee, American comedian and television host (d. 1993)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Frank Rowlett, American cryptologist (d. 1998)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Teddy Stauffer, Swiss bandleader, musician, and actor (d. 1991)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Alexander Bonnyman, Jr., American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1943)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Edmund Bacon, American urban planner, architect, educator, and author (d. 2005)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Axel Springer, German journalist and publisher, founded Axel Springer AG (d. 1985)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Karl Adam, German rowing coaches (d. 1976)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Marten Toonder, Dutch comic strip creator (d. 2005)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Nigel Patrick, English actor and director (d. 1981)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Pietro Frua, Italian coachbuilder and car designer (d. 1983)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Aydın Sayılı, Turkish historian and academic (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Doris Fisher, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Peggy Mount, English actress (d. 2001)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder

Births103 years ago

1917 - Văn Tiến Dũng, Vietnamese general and politician, 6th Minister of Defence for Vietnam (d. 2002)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian-Brazilian journalist and activist (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Vasantrao Deshpande, Indian singer and sitar player (d. 1983)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Guinn Smith, American pole vaulter, soldier, and pilot (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Jacob Gilboa, Israeli composer (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1921 - B. B. Lal, Indian archaeologist

Births99 years ago

1921 - Satyajit Ray, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor and director (d. 2007)

Births98 years ago

1922 - A. M. Rosenthal, Canadian-born American journalist and author (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Serge Reggiani, Italian-born French singer and actor (d. 2004)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Patrick Hillery, Irish physician and politician, 6th President of Ireland (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Albert Nordengen, Norwegian banker and politician (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Jamal Abro, Pakistani lawyer and author (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Arthur Clues, Australian rugby league player (d. 1998)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Hugh Cortazzi, English soldier, historian, and diplomat, British Ambassador to Japan (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1925 - John Neville, English-Canadian actor (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Deputy Premier of Quebec (d. 1993)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Ray Barrett, Australian actor and singer (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Amos Kenan, Israeli columnist, painter, sculptor, playwright and novelist (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Michael Broadbent, British wine critic and writer

Births93 years ago

1928 - Hans Trass, Estonian ecologist and botanist (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt, French writer and translator of German origin

Births92 years ago

1928 - Horst Stein, German conductor (d. 2008)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Édouard Balladur, Turkish-French economist and politician, 162nd Prime Minister of France

Births91 years ago

1929 - James Dillion, American discus thrower (d. 2010)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Link Wray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan (d. 1972)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Yoram Kaniuk, Israeli painter and critic (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Marco Pannella, Italian journalist and politician (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Phil Bruns, American actor and stuntman (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Martha Grimes, American author and poet

Births89 years ago

1932 - Maury Allen, American journalist, actor, and author (d. 2010)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Bunk Gardner, American musician

Births87 years ago
Births87 years ago

1934 - Manfred Durniok, German film producer, director and screenwriter (d. 2003)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager

Births85 years ago

1935 - Faisal II of Iraq, the last King of Iraq (d.1958)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Norma Aleandro, Argentinian actress, director, and screenwriter

Births84 years ago

1936 - Engelbert Humperdinck, English singer and pianist

Births84 years ago

1936 - Michael Rabin, American violinist (d. 1972)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Klaus Enders, German motorcycle sidecar racer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Lorenzo Music, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Gisela Elsner, German writer (d. 1992)

Births83 years ago
Births82 years ago

1939 - Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist and engineer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ernesto Castano, Italian football player

Births81 years ago

1940 - Jules Albert Wijdenbosch, Surinamese politician

Births80 years ago

1941 - Tony Adamowicz, American race car driver (d. 2016)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bruce Cameron, Scottish bishop

Births79 years ago

1941 - Clay Carroll, American baseball player

Births79 years ago

1941 - Eddy Louiss, French jazz musician (d. 2015)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Jacques Rogge, Belgian businessman

Births78 years ago

1942 - Wojciech Pszoniak, Polish film and theater actor

Births78 years ago

1944 - Robert G. W. Anderson, English chemist, historian, and curator

Births76 years ago

1945 - Randy Cain, American soul singer (d. 2009)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Judge Dread, English singer-songwriter (d. 1998)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan-American model, actress, and activist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Goldy McJohn, Canadian keyboard player (d. 2017)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Peter L. Benson, American psychologist and academic (d. 2011)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Lesley Gore, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births74 years ago

1946 - David Suchet, English actor

Births74 years ago

1947 - James Dyson, English businessman, founded the Dyson Company

Births73 years ago

1947 - Lynda Myles, English screenwriter and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Philippe Herreweghe, Belgian conductor

Births73 years ago

1948 - Larry Gatlin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births72 years ago

1949 - Alan Titchmarsh, English gardener and author

Births71 years ago

1949 - Alfons Schuhbeck, German celebrity chef, author and businessman

Births71 years ago

1950 - Simon Gaskell, English chemist and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Duncan Gay, Australian businessman and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Lou Gramm, American singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Richard Ground, English lawyer and judge (d. 2014)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Fausto Silva, Brazilian television presenter

Births70 years ago

1951 - John Glascock, English singer and bass player (d. 1979)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Chris Anderson, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Christine Baranski, American actress and singer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Isla St Clair, Scottish singer and actress

Births68 years ago

1953 - Valery Gergiev, Russian conductor and director

Births67 years ago

1954 - Elliot Goldenthal, American composer and conductor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Dawn Primarolo, English politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Stephen Venables, English mountaineer and author

Births66 years ago

1955 - Willie Miller, Scottish footballer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Régis Labeaume, Canadian businessman and politician, 41st Mayor of Quebec City

Births64 years ago

1958 - Yasushi Akimoto, Japanese songwriter and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Stanislav Levý, Czech footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - David O'Leary, English-Irish footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1959 - Alan Best, Canadian animator, director, and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Tony Wakeford, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Stephen Daldry, English director and producer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Steve James, English snooker player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Sophie Thibault, Canadian journalist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Phil Vickery, English chef and author

Births59 years ago

1962 - Elizabeth Berridge, American actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - Michael Grandage, English director and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jimmy White, English snooker player

Births58 years ago

1965 - Félix José, Dominican-American baseball player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Uwe Freiler, German footballer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Margus Kolga, Estonian diplomat

Births54 years ago

1966 - Belinda Stronach, Canadian businesswoman, philanthropist, and politician

Births54 years ago

1967 - Bengt Åkerblom, Swedish ice hockey player (d. 1995)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mika Brzezinski, American journalist and author

Births53 years ago

1967 - David Rocastle, English footballer (d. 2001)

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jeff Agoos, Swiss-American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Julia Hartley-Brewer, English broadcaster and columnist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer-songwriter and actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Brian Lara, Trinidadian cricketer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Marco Walker, Swiss footballer and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Musashimaru Kōyō, Samoan-American sumo wrestler, the 67th Yokozuna

Births49 years ago

1971 - Fatima Yusuf, Nigerian sprinter

Births49 years ago

1972 - Paul Adcock, English footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ahti Heinla, Estonian programmer and businessman, co-developed Skype

Births48 years ago

1972 - Dwayne Johnson, American-Canadian wrestler, actor, and producer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German director and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Horacio Carbonari, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Andy Johnson, English-Welsh footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Janek Meet, Estonian footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - David Beckham, English footballer, coach, and model

Births45 years ago

1975 - Joe Wilkinson, English comedian, actor and writer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Jeff Gutt, American singer-songwriter

Births44 years ago

1977 - Brian Cardinal, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jan Fitschen, German runner

Births43 years ago

1977 - Luke Hudson, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Fredrik Malm, Swedish journalist and politician

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jenna von Oÿ, American actress and singer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kalle Palander, Finnish skier

Births43 years ago

1978 - Melvin Ely, American basketball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mike Weaver, Canadian ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ioannis Kanotidis, Greek footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Defne Joy Foster, Turkish-American actress, presenter and VJ (d. 2011)

Births41 years ago

1980 - Tim Borowski, German footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ellie Kemper, American actress, comedian and writer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Zat Knight, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Artūras Masiulis, Lithuanian basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Troy Murphy, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Lassaâd Ouertani, Tunisian footballer (d. 2013)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Brad Richards, Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Vincent Tong, Canadian actor, singer, voice actor and director

Births40 years ago

1981 - Robert Buckley, American actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Chris Kirkland, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tiago Mendes, Portuguese footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Matt Murray, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Timothy Benjamin, Welsh sprinter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Johan Botha, South African cricketer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Alessandro Diamanti, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Maynor Figueroa, Honduran footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Tina Maze, Slovenian skier

Births37 years ago

1983 - Daniel Sordo, Spanish race car driver

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ove Vanebo, Norwegian politician

Births37 years ago

1984 - Saulius Mikoliūnas, Lithuanian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Thabo Sefolosha, Swiss basketball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Lily Allen, English singer-songwriter and actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kyle Busch, American race car driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ashley Harkleroad, American tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sarah Hughes, American figure skater

Births35 years ago

1985 - David Nugent, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1987 - Saara Aalto, Finnish singer and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nana Kitade, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Pat McAfee, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kris Russell, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Justin Young, English singer and songwriter

Births33 years ago

1988 - Neftalí Feliz, Dominican baseball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Stephen Henderson, Irish footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jeanette Pohlen, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Paul George, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Jeong Jinwoon, South Korean actor and singer (2AM)

Births29 years ago

1992 - Sunmi, South Korean singer (Wonder Girls)

Births28 years ago

1992 - María Teresa Torró Flor, Spanish tennis player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Owain Doull, Welsh track cyclist

Births27 years ago

1993 - Isyana Sarasvati, Indonesian singer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Huang Zitao, Chinese singer & rapper, former member of boy band EXO

Births27 years ago

1996 - Cherprang Areekul, Member of idol group (BNK48)

Births24 years ago

1996 - Julian Brandt, German footballer

Births24 years ago

1997 - BamBam, Thai singer and rapper (Got7)

Births23 years ago

2015 - Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, British royal, and fourth in line to the British throne

Births5 years ago

Deaths

373 - Athanasius of Alexandria, Egyptian bishop and saint (b. 298)

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821 - Liu Zong, general of the Tang Dynasty

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Deaths801 years ago

1230 - William de Braose, English son of Reginald de Braose (b. 1197)

Deaths790 years ago

1293 - Meir of Rothenburg, German rabbi (b. c.1215)

Deaths727 years ago

1300 - Blanche of Artois (b. 1248)

Deaths720 years ago

1450 - William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English admiral (b. 1396)

Deaths570 years ago

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

Deaths501 years ago

1564 - Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian cardinal (b. 1500)

Deaths456 years ago

1627 - Lodovico Grossi da Viadana, Italian composer and educator (b. 1560)

Deaths393 years ago

1667 - George Wither, English poet and author (b. 1588)

Deaths353 years ago

1683 - Stjepan Gradić, Croatian philosopher and mathematician (b. 1613)

Deaths337 years ago
Deaths309 years ago

1802 - Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch general and politician, Governor-General of the Dutch Gold Coast (b. 1762)

Deaths218 years ago

1810 - Henry Jerome de Salis, English priest (b. 1740)

Deaths210 years ago

1819 - Mary Moser, English painter and academic (b. 1744)

Deaths201 years ago

1857 - Alfred de Musset, French dramatist, poet, and novelist (b. 1810)

Deaths163 years ago

1864 - Giacomo Meyerbeer, German composer and educator (b. 1791)

Deaths156 years ago

1880 - Eberhard Anheuser, German-American businessman, co-founded Anheuser-Busch (b. 1805)

Deaths140 years ago

1880 - Tom Wills, Australian cricketer, co-created Australian rules football (b. 1835)

Deaths140 years ago

1885 - Terézia Zakoucs, Hungarian-Slovene author (b. 1817)

Deaths135 years ago

1915 - Clara Immerwahr, German chemist (b. 1870)

Deaths105 years ago

1918 - Jüri Vilms, Estonian lawyer and politician (b. 1889)

Deaths102 years ago

1925 - Antun Branko Šimić, Croatian and Bosnian-Herzegovinian poet (b. 1898)

Deaths95 years ago

1927 - Ernest Starling, English physiologist and academic (b. 1866)

Deaths93 years ago

1929 - Charalambos Tseroulis, Greek general and politician, Greek Minister for Military Affairs (b. 1879)

Deaths91 years ago

1941 - Penelope Delta, Greek author (b. 1874)

Deaths79 years ago

1945 - Martin Bormann, German politician (b. 1900)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Joe Corbett, American baseball player and journalist (b. 1875)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Dorothea Binz, German SS officer (b. 1920)

Deaths73 years ago

1953 - Wallace Bryant, American archer (b. 1863)

Deaths67 years ago

1957 - Joseph McCarthy, American captain, lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1908)

Deaths63 years ago

1963 - Ronald Barnes, 3rd Baron Gorell, English cricketer, peer, politician, poet, author and newspaper editor (b. 1884)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, American-English politician (b. 1879)

Deaths56 years ago

1969 - Franz von Papen, German general and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1879)

Deaths51 years ago
Deaths48 years ago

1974 - James O. Richardson, American admiral (b. 1878)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Nicholas Magallanes, American principal dancer and charter member of the New York City Ballet (b. 1922)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Giulio Natta, Italian chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Clarrie Grimmett, New Zealand-Australian cricketer (b. 1891)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - George Pal, Hungarian-American animator and producer (b. 1908)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Norm Van Brocklin, American football player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Jack Barry, American game show host and producer, co-founded Barry & Enright Productions (b. 1918)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Bob Clampett, American animator, director, and producer (b. 1913)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Attilio Bettega, Italian race car driver (b. 1951)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Larry Clinton, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1909)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Sergio Cresto, American race car driver (b. 1956)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Henri Toivonen, Finnish race car driver (b. 1956)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - Veniamin Kaverin, Russian author (b. 1902)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Giuseppe Siri, Italian cardinal (b. 1906)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - David Rappaport, English-American actor (b. 1951)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Gauri Shankar Rai, Indian Politician(b.1924)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Ronald McKie, Australian journalist and author (b. 1909)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Wilbur Mills, American lawyer and politician (b. 1909)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - André Moynet, French race car driver, pilot, and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Dorothy Marie Donnelly, American poet and author (b. 1903)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - John Bunting, Australian public servant and diplomat, (b. 1918)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Michael Hordern, English actor (b. 1911)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - John Eccles, Australian neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Paulo Freire, Brazilian philosopher and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - hide, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1964)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Justin Fashanu, English footballer (b. 1961)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Gene Raymond, American actor (b. 1908)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Douglas Harkness, Canadian colonel and politician (b. 1903)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Sundar Popo, Indo-Trinidadian musician (b. 1943)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - W. T. Tutte, English-Canadian mathematician and academic (b. 1917)

Deaths18 years ago

2005 - Wee Kim Wee, Singaporean journalist and politician, 4th President of Singapore (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Louis Rukeyser, American journalist and author (b. 1933)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Brad McGann, New Zealand director and screenwriter (b. 1964)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (b. 1940)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Izold Pustõlnik, Ukrainian-Estonian astronomer and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Marilyn French, American author and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Kiyoshiro Imawano, Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1951)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Jack Kemp, American football player and politician, 9th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (b. 1935)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Lynn Redgrave, English-American actress and singer (b. 1943)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Osama bin Laden, Saudi Arabian terrorist, founder of Al-Qaeda (b. 1957)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Fernando Lopes, Portuguese director and screenwriter (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tufan Miñnullin, Russian playwright and politician (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, Indonesian physician and politician, Indonesian Minister of Health (b. 1955)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Akira Tonomura, Japanese physicist, author, and academic (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ernie Field, English boxer (b. 1943)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jeff Hanneman, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1964)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Joseph P. McFadden, American bishop (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dvora Omer, Israeli author and educator (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ivan Turina, Croatian footballer (b. 1980)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Charles Banks Wilson, American painter and illustrator (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Tomás Balduino, Brazilian bishop (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Žarko Petan, Slovenian director, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Stuart Archer, English colonel and architect (b. 1915)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Michael Blake, American author and screenwriter (b. 1945)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Guy Carawan, American singer and musicologist (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Maya Plisetskaya, Russian-Lithuanian ballerina, choreographer, actress, and director (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ruth Rendell, English author (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago
Deaths4 years ago

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