Holidays and observances

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

Events

0752 - Mayan king Bird Jaguar IV of Yaxchilan in modern-day Chiapas, Mexico assumes the throne.

Events1268 years ago

1294 - John II becomes Duke of Brabant, Lothier and Limburg.

Events726 years ago

1481 - The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties.

Events539 years ago

1491 - Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.

Events529 years ago

1616 - Treaty of Loudun ends French civil war.

Events404 years ago

1715 - A total solar eclipse was visible across northern Europe, and northern Asia, as predicted by Edmond Halley to within 4 minutes accuracy.

Events305 years ago

1791 - The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Events229 years ago

1802 - Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city after Congress abolishes the Board of Commissioners, the District's founding government. The "City of Washington" is given a mayor-council form of government.

Events218 years ago

1808 - Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.

Events212 years ago

1808 - Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are executed near Príncipe Pío hill.

Events212 years ago

1815 - Neapolitan War: Joachim Murat, King of Naples is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive engagement of the war.

Events205 years ago

1830 - The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened; it is the first steam-hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel.

Events190 years ago

1837 - The University of Athens is founded in Athens, Greece.

Events183 years ago

1848 - The boar-crested Anglo-Saxon Benty Grange helmet is discovered in a barrow on the Benty Grange farm in Derbyshire.

Events172 years ago
Events171 years ago

1855 - American adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.

Events165 years ago

1860 - Charles XV of Sweden–Norway is crowned king of Sweden.

Events160 years ago

1867 - The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.

Events153 years ago
Events119 years ago

1913 - Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry.

Events107 years ago
Events100 years ago

1921 - West Virginia becomes the first state to legislate a broad sales tax, but does not implement it until a number of years later due to enforcement issues.

Events99 years ago

1921 - The Government of Ireland Act 1920 is passed, dividing Ireland into Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Events99 years ago

1928 - The Jinan incident begins with the deaths of twelve Japanese civilians by Chinese forces in Jinan, China, which leads to Japanese retaliation and the deaths of over 2,000 Chinese civilians in the following days.

Events92 years ago

1939 - The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: Japanese naval troops invade Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands during the first part of Operation Mo that results in the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United States and Australia.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II; Hamburg capitulates to the British under threat of renewed bombing.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: Sinking of the prison ships Cap Arcona, Thielbek and Deutschland by the Royal Air Force in Lübeck Bay.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: German Admiral-General Hans Georg von Friedeburg sent by Nazi Germany to negotiate an armistice with British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery to end hostilities between Allies and Nazi Germany in north-west Germany.

Events75 years ago

1947 - New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.

Events73 years ago

1948 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Shelley v. Kraemer that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities are legally unenforceable.

Events72 years ago

1951 - London's Royal Festival Hall opens with the Festival of Britain.

Events69 years ago

1951 - The United States Senate Committee on Armed Services and United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations begin their closed door hearings into the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry Truman.

Events69 years ago

1952 - Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.

Events68 years ago

1952 - The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time, on the CBS network.

Events68 years ago

1957 - Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.

Events63 years ago

1960 - The Off-Broadway musical comedy The Fantasticks opens in New York City's Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time.

Events60 years ago

1960 - The Anne Frank House museum opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Events60 years ago

1963 - The police force in Birmingham, Alabama switches tactics and responds with violent force to stop the "Birmingham campaign" protesters. Images of the violent suppression are transmitted worldwide, bringing new-found attention to the civil rights movement.

Events57 years ago
Events49 years ago

1973 - The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1,451 feet as the world's tallest building.

Events47 years ago

1978 - The first unsolicited bulk commercial email (which would later become known as "spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.

Events42 years ago

1986 - Twenty-one people are killed and forty-one are injured after a bomb explodes on Air Lanka Flight 512 at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.

Events34 years ago

1987 - A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop the restrictor plate for the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega.

Events33 years ago

1999 - The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City is devastated by an F5 tornado, killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak. This tornado also produces the highest wind speed ever recorded, measured at 301 +/- 20 mph (484 +/- 32 km/h).

Events21 years ago

2000 - The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.

Events20 years ago

2001 - The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.

Events19 years ago

2002 - An Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashes into a bank in Jalandhar, killing eight and injuring 17.

Events18 years ago

2007 - The 3-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann disappears in Praia da Luz, Portugal, starting "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history".

Events13 years ago

2015 - Two gunmen launch an attempted attack on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, which was held in response to the Charlie Hebdo shooting.

Events5 years ago

2016 - Eighty-eight thousand people were evacuated from their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada as a wildfire ripped through the community, destroying approximately 2,400 homes and buildings.

Events4 years ago

Births

490 - K'an Joy Chitam I, ruler of Palenque (d. 565)

Births

612 - Constantine III, Byzantine emperor (d. 641)

Births

1238 - Emilia Bicchieri, Italian saint (d. 1314)

Births782 years ago
Births744 years ago
Births605 years ago

1428 - Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal (d. 1495)

Births592 years ago

1446 - Margaret of York (d. 1503)

Births574 years ago

1461 - Raffaele Riario, Italian cardinal (d. 1521)

Births559 years ago

1469 - Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and philosopher (d. 1527)

Births551 years ago
Births541 years ago

1481 - Juana de la Cruz Vázquez Gutiérrez, Spanish abbess of the Franciscan Third Order Regular (d. 1534)

Births539 years ago

1536 - Stephan Praetorius, German theologian (d. 1603)

Births484 years ago

1632 - Catherine of St. Augustine, French-Canadian nurse and saint, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (d. 1668)

Births388 years ago

1662 - Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, designed the Pillnitz Castle (d. 1736)

Births358 years ago

1678 - Amaro Pargo, Spanish corsair (d. 1747)

Births342 years ago

1695 - Henri Pitot, French physicist and engineer, invented the Pitot tube (d. 1771)

Births325 years ago

1729 - Florian Leopold Gassmann, Czech composer (d. 1774)

Births291 years ago

1761 - August von Kotzebue, German playwright and author (d. 1819)

Births259 years ago
Births256 years ago

1768 - Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and businessman (d. 1838)

Births252 years ago

1783 - José de la Riva Agüero, Peruvian soldier and politician, 1st President of Peru and 2nd President of North Peru (d. 1858)

Births237 years ago

1814 - Adams George Archibald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 4th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d. 1892)

Births206 years ago
Births194 years ago

1844 - Richard D'Oyly Carte, English talent agent and composer (d. 1901)

Births176 years ago

1849 - Jacob Riis, Danish-American journalist and photographer (d. 1914)

Births171 years ago

1849 - Bernhard von Bülow, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)

Births171 years ago

1854 - George Gore, American baseball player and manager (d. 1933)

Births166 years ago

1859 - August Herrmann, American executive in Major League Baseball (d.1931)

Births161 years ago

1860 - Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1940)

Births160 years ago

1867 - Andy Bowen, American boxer (d. 1894)

Births153 years ago

1867 - J. T. Hearne, English cricketer (d. 1944)

Births153 years ago
Births150 years ago

1871 - Emmett Dalton, American criminal (d. 1937)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Pavlo Skoropadskyi, German-Ukrainian general and politician, Hetman of Ukraine (d. 1945)

Births147 years ago

1874 - François Coty, French businessman and publisher, founded Coty, Inc. (d. 1934)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer and academic (d. 1954)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst and author (d. 1925)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman and soldier, co-founded Qantas (d. 1950)

Births141 years ago

1886 - Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Marika Kotopouli, Greek actress (d. 1954)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Beulah Bondi, American actress (d. 1981)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Gottfried Fuchs, German-Canadian Olympic soccer player (d. 1972)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet and critic (d. 1969)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Eppa Rixey, American baseball pitcher (d. 1963)

Births129 years ago

1892 - George Paget Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Jacob Viner, Canadian-American economist and academic (d. 1970)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian author (d. 1975)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Cornelius Van Til, Dutch philosopher, theologian, and apologist (d. 1987)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Karl Allmenröder, German soldier and pilot (d. 1917)

Births124 years ago

1896 - V. K. Krishna Menon, Indian lawyer, jurist, and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (d. 1974)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Dodie Smith, English author and playwright (d. 1990)

Births124 years ago

1897 - William Joseph Browne, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Solicitor General of Canada (d. 1989)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Septima Poinsette Clark, American educator and activist (d. 1987)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Golda Meir, Ukrainian-Israeli educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1978)

Births122 years ago

1902 - Alfred Kastler, German-French physicist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Bing Crosby, American singer and actor (d. 1977)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Edmund Black, American hammer thrower (d. 1996)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Werner Fenchel, German-Danish mathematician and academic (d. 1988)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Red Ruffing, American baseball pitcher and coach (d. 1986)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Mary Astor, American actress (d. 1987)

Births114 years ago

1906 - René Huyghe, French historian and author (d. 1997)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Anna Roosevelt Halsted, American journalist and author (d. 1975)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican journalist, author, and playwright (d. 2005)

Births114 years ago

1910 - Norman Corwin, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Virgil Fox, American organist and composer (d. 1980)

Births108 years ago

1912 - May Sarton, American poet, novelist and memoirist (d. 1995)

Births108 years ago

1913 - William Inge, American playwright and novelist (d. 1973)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Georges-Emmanuel Clancier, French journalist, author, and poet (d. 2018))

Births106 years ago

1915 - Stu Hart, Canadian wrestler and trainer, founded Stampede Wrestling (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Richard Lippold, American sculptor and academic (d. 2002)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Léopold Simoneau, Canadian tenor and actor (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Betty Comden, American screenwriter and librettist (d. 2006)

Births103 years ago

1917 - George Gaynes, Finnish-American actor (d. 2016)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Ted Bates, English footballer and manager (d. 2003)

Births102 years ago

1919 - John Cullen Murphy, American soldier and illustrator (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Pete Seeger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (The Weavers and Almanac Singers) (d. 2014)

Births101 years ago

1920 - John Lewis, American pianist and composer (d. 2001)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (d. 1989)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Len Shackleton, English footballer and journalist (d. 2000)

Births98 years ago

1923 - George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist, conductor, and educator (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Ralph Hall, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2019)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Yehuda Amichai, German-Israeli author and poet (d. 2000)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Ken Tyrrell, English race car driver, founded Tyrrell Racing (d. 2001)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Jean Séguy, French sociologist and author (d. 2007)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Matt Baldwin, Canadian curler and engineer

Births94 years ago

1928 - Dave Dudley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Jacques-Louis Lions, French mathematician (d. 2001)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Denise Lor, American singer and actress (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Juan Gelman, Argentinian poet and author (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - David Harrison, English chemist and academic

Births90 years ago

1931 - Vasily Rudenkov, Belarusian hammer thrower (d. 1982)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Sait Maden, Turkish translator, poet, painter and graphic designer (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Robert Osborne, American actor and historian (d. 2017)

Births88 years ago

1933 - James Brown, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (The Famous Flames and The J.B.'s) (d. 2006)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Steven Weinberg, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births87 years ago

1934 - Henry Cooper, English boxer and sportscaster (d. 2011)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Georges Moustaki, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Frankie Valli, American singer and actor

Births86 years ago

1935 - Ron Popeil, American businessman, founded the Ronco Company

Births85 years ago

1937 - Nélida Piñon, Brazilian author and academic

Births83 years ago

1938 - Omar Abdel-Rahman, Egyptian terrorist

Births82 years ago

1938 - Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player

Births82 years ago

1938 - Napoleon XIV, American singer, songwriter and record producer

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jonathan Harvey, English composer and educator (d. 2012)

Births81 years ago

1940 - David Koch, American engineer, businessman, and philanthropist (d. 2019)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Clemens Westerhof, Dutch footballer and manager

Births80 years ago

1941 - Alexander Harley, English general

Births79 years ago

1941 - Edward Malloy, American priest and academic

Births79 years ago

1942 - Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast and coach (d. 2016)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Dave Marash, American journalist and sportscaster

Births78 years ago

1942 - Butch Otter, American soldier and politician, 32nd Governor of Idaho

Births78 years ago

1943 - Yukio Hashi, Japanese singer and actor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jim Risch, American lawyer and politician, 31st Governor of Idaho

Births77 years ago

1943 - Vicente Saldivar, Mexican boxer (d. 1985)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Peter Doyle, English bishop

Births76 years ago

1944 - Pete Staples, English bass player

Births76 years ago

1945 - Jörg Drehmel, German triple jumper and coach

Births75 years ago

1945 - Davey Lopes, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births75 years ago

1946 - Norm Chow, American football player and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - Silvino Francisco, South African snooker player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Greg Gumbel, American sportscaster

Births74 years ago

1947 - Doug Henning, Canadian magician (d. 2000)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Denis Cosgrove, British-American academic and geographer (d. 2008)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Chris Mulkey, American actor

Births72 years ago

1949 - Liam Donaldson, English physician and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ruth Lister, Baroness Lister of Burtersett, English academic and politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ron Wyden, American academic and politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Mary Hopkin, Welsh singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Dag Arnesen, Norwegian pianist and composer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Alan Clayson, English singer-songwriter and journalist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Christopher Cross, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ashok Gehlot, Indian politician, 21st Chief Minister of Rajasthan

Births69 years ago

1951 - Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian author and publicist

Births69 years ago

1952 - Chuck Baldwin, American pastor and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Caitlin Clarke, American actress (d. 2004)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Joseph W. Tobin, American cardinal

Births68 years ago

1953 - Bruce Hall, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Jake Hooker, Israeli-American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2014)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Angela Bofill, American singer-songwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jean-Marc Roberts, French author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Stephen D. M. Brown, British geneticist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Colin Deans, Scottish rugby player

Births65 years ago

1955 - David Hookes, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2004)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Seishirō Nishida, Japanese actor

Births65 years ago

1956 - Marc Bellemare, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Alain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player

Births63 years ago

1957 - Rod Langway, Taiwanese-American ice hockey player and coach

Births63 years ago

1958 - Bill Sienkiewicz, American author and illustrator

Births62 years ago

1958 - Sandi Toksvig, Danish-English comedian, author, and radio host

Births62 years ago

1959 - David Ball, English keyboard player and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Uma Bharti, Indian activist and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ben Elton, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Kathy Smallwood-Cook, English sprinter and educator

Births60 years ago

1961 - Steve McClaren, English footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - David Vitter, American lawyer and politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Leyla Zana, Kurdish activist and politician

Births59 years ago

1962 - Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jeff Hornacek, American basketball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mona Siddiqui, Pakistani-Scottish journalist and academic

Births57 years ago

1964 - Sterling Campbell, American drummer and songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ron Hextall, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager

Births56 years ago

1965 - Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian patriarch

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mark Cousins, Northern Irish director, writer, cinematographer

Births55 years ago

1965 - John Jensen, Danish footballer and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian businessman

Births55 years ago

1966 - Giorgos Agorogiannis, Greek footballer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Frank Dietrich, German politician (d. 2011)

Births54 years ago

1967 - Daniel Anderson, Australian rugby league coach and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Kenneth Joel Hotz, Canadian producer, writer, director, actor, and comedian

Births53 years ago

1968 - Viliami Ofahengaue, Tongan-Australian rugby player

Births52 years ago

1970 - Bobby Cannavale, American actor

Births50 years ago

1972 - Stephen Barclay, English lawyer and politician

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jamie Baulch, English sprinter and television host

Births47 years ago

1975 - Willie Geist, American television journalist and host

Births45 years ago

1976 - Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Brad Scott, Australian footballer and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Chris Scott, Australian footballer and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Ryan Dempster, Canadian baseball player and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1977 - Tyronn Lue, American basketball player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician (d. 2017)

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ben Olsen, American soccer player and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Christian Annan, Ghanaian-Hong Kong footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Paul Banks, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dai Tamesue, Japanese hurdler

Births42 years ago

1978 - Lawrence Tynes, American football player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Steve Mack, American wrestler

Births41 years ago

1979 - Anastasiya Shvedova, Belarusian pole vaulter

Births41 years ago

1980 - Zuzana Ondrášková, Czech tennis player

Births40 years ago

1982 - Igor Olshansky, Ukrainian-American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nick Stavinoha, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Joseph Addai, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jérôme Clavier, French pole vaulter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer (d. 2015)

Births37 years ago

1985 - Ezequiel Lavezzi, Argentinian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kadri Lehtla, Estonian biathlete

Births35 years ago

1985 - Miko Mälberg, Estonian swimmer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Moon Byung-woo, South Korean footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Lina Grinčikaitė, Lithuanian sprinter

Births33 years ago

1988 - Ben Revere, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Paddy Holohan, Irish mixed martial artist

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jesse Bromwich, New Zealand rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Katinka Hosszú, Hungarian swimmer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Brooks Koepka, American golfer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Samuel Seo, South Korean musician

Births29 years ago

1992 - Aaron Whitchurch, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1995 - Ivan Bukavshin, Russian chess player (d. 2016)

Births25 years ago

1996 - Mary Cain, American runner

Births24 years ago

1996 - Alex Iwobi, Nigerian football player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Domantas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player

Births24 years ago

1997 - Desiigner, American rapper

Births23 years ago

1997 - Dwayne Haskins, American football player

Births23 years ago

1997 - Ivana Jorović, Serbian tennis player

Births23 years ago

Deaths

678 - Tōchi, Japanese princess

Deaths
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Deaths868 years ago
Deaths750 years ago
Deaths726 years ago
Deaths690 years ago
Deaths610 years ago

1481 - Mehmed the Conqueror, Ottoman sultan (b. 1432)

Deaths539 years ago
Deaths519 years ago

1524 - Richard Grey, 3rd Earl of Kent, English peer (b. 1481)

Deaths496 years ago

1534 - Juana de la Cruz Vazquez Gutierrez, Spanish Roman Catholic nun and venerable (b. 1481)

Deaths486 years ago
Deaths431 years ago

1606 - Henry Garnet, English priest and author (b. 1555)

Deaths414 years ago

1621 - Elizabeth Bacon, English Tudor gentlewoman (b. 1541)

Deaths399 years ago

1679 - James Sharp, Scottish archbishop (b. 1613)

Deaths341 years ago

1693 - Claude de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French courtier (b. 1607)

Deaths327 years ago

1704 - Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Czech-Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1644)

Deaths316 years ago

1724 - John Leverett the Younger, American lawyer, academic, and politician (b. 1662)

Deaths296 years ago

1750 - John Willison, Scottish minister and author (b. 1680)

Deaths270 years ago

1752 - Samuel Ogle, English-American captain and politician, 5th Governor of Restored Proprietary Government (b. 1692)

Deaths268 years ago

1758 - Pope Benedict XIV (b. 1675)

Deaths262 years ago

1763 - George Psalmanazar, French-English author (b. 1679)

Deaths257 years ago

1764 - Francesco Algarotti, Italian philosopher, poet, and critic (b. 1712)

Deaths256 years ago

1779 - John Winthrop, American mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1714)

Deaths241 years ago

1793 - Martin Gerbert, German historian and theologian (b. 1720)

Deaths227 years ago

1839 - Ferdinando Paer, Italian composer (b. 1771)

Deaths181 years ago

1856 - Adolphe Adam, French composer and critic (b. 1803)

Deaths164 years ago

1882 - Leonidas Smolents, Austrian–Greek general and army minister (b. 1806)

Deaths138 years ago

1910 - Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist (b. 1871)

Deaths110 years ago

1916 - Tom Clarke, Irish rebel (b. 1858)

Deaths104 years ago

1916 - Thomas MacDonagh, Irish poet and rebel (b. 1878)

Deaths104 years ago

1916 - Patrick Pearse, Irish teacher and rebel leader (b. 1879)

Deaths104 years ago

1918 - Charlie Soong, Chinese businessman and missionary (b. 1863)

Deaths102 years ago

1919 - Elizabeth Almira Allen, American educator (b. 1854)

Deaths101 years ago

1921 - Théodore Pilette, Belgian race car driver (b. 1883)

Deaths99 years ago

1925 - Clément Ader, French engineer, designed the Ader Avion III (b. 1841)

Deaths95 years ago

1932 - Charles Fort, American journalist and author (b. 1874)

Deaths88 years ago

1935 - Jessie Willcox Smith, American illustrator (b. 1863)

Deaths85 years ago

1939 - Madeleine Desroseaux, French author and poet (b. 1873)

Deaths81 years ago

1942 - Thorvald Stauning, Danish politician, 24th Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1873)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Harry Miller, American engineer (b. 1875)

Deaths77 years ago

1948 - Ernst Tandefelt, Finnish assassin of Heikki Ritavuori (b. 1876)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Fanny Walden, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1888)

Deaths71 years ago

1958 - Frank Foster, English cricketer (b. 1889)

Deaths62 years ago

1969 - Zakir Husain, Indian academic and politician, 3rd President of India (b. 1897)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Cemil Gürgen Erlertürk, Turkish footballer, coach, and pilot (b. 1918)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Kenneth Bailey, Australian lawyer and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to Canada (b. 1898)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Emil Breitkreutz, American runner and coach (b. 1883)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Bruce Cabot, American actor (b. 1904)

Deaths48 years ago

1978 - Bill Downs, American journalist (b. 1914)

Deaths42 years ago

1981 - Nargis, Indian actress (b. 1929)

Deaths39 years ago

1986 - Robert Alda, American actor (b. 1914)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Dalida, Italian singer, actress, dancer, and model (b. 1933)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1908)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Christine Jorgensen, American trans woman (b. 1926)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - George Murphy, American actor, dancer, and politician (b. 1902)

Deaths28 years ago

1996 - Dimitri Fampas, Greek guitarist, composer, and educator (b. 1921)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Alex Kellner, American baseball player (b. 1924)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Jack Weston, American actor (b. 1924)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Sébastien Enjolras, French race car driver (b. 1976)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Narciso Yepes, Spanish guitarist and composer (b. 1927)

Deaths23 years ago

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

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Joe Adcock, American baseball player and manager (b. 1927)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Steve Chiasson, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1967)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Godfrey Evans, English cricketer (b. 1920)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Júlia Báthory, Hungarian glass designer (b. 1901)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - John Joseph O'Connor, American cardinal (b. 1920)

Deaths20 years ago
Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Yevgeny Svetlanov, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1928)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Suzy Parker, American model and actress (b. 1932)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ken Downing, English race car driver (b. 1917)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1928)

Deaths16 years ago

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

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician (b. 1949)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Earl Woods, American colonel, baseball player, and author (b. 1932)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss illustrator (b. 1913)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Wally Schirra, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1923)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Knock Yokoyama, Japanese politician (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, Spanish engineer and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1926)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Renée Morisset, Canadian pianist (b. 1928)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Ram Balkrushna Shewalkar, Indian author and critic (b. 1931)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Roy Carrier, American accordion player (b. 1947)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Peter O'Donnell, English soldier and author (b. 1920)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Guenter Wendt, German-American engineer (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Jackie Cooper, American actor, television director, producer and executive (b. 1922)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer and manager (b. 1936)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor and director (b. 1927)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Jorge Illueca, Panamanian politician, 30th President of Panama (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Felix Werder, German-Australian composer, conductor, and critic (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Joe Astroth, American baseball player (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Herbert Blau, American engineer and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Cedric Brooks, Jamaican-American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1943)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Keith Carter, American swimmer and soldier (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Brad Drewett, Australian tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1958)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - David Morris Kern, American pharmacist, co-invented Orajel (b. 1909)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Curtis Rouse, American football player (b. 1960)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Branko Vukelić, Croatian politician, 11th Minister of Defence for Croatia (b. 1958)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Gary Becker, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Francisco Icaza, Mexican painter (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jim Oberstar, American educator and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Revaz Chkheidze, Georgian director and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Danny Jones, Welsh rugby player (b. 1986)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Warren Smith, American golfer and coach (b. 1915)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Ian Deans, Canadian politician (b. 1937)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Jadranka Stojaković, Yugoslav singer-songwriter (b. 1950)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Daliah Lavi, Israeli actress, singer and model (b. 1942)

Deaths3 years ago

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