Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Radio Day, commemorating the work of Alexander Popov (Russia, Bulgaria)

Holidays and observances


351 - The Jewish revolt against Constantius Gallus breaks out after his arrival at Antioch.


558 - In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses, twenty years after its construction. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.


1274 - In France, the Second Council of Lyon opens to regulate the election of the Pope.

Events746 years ago

1487 - The Siege of Málaga commences during the Spanish Reconquista.

Events533 years ago

1664 - Louis XIV of France begins construction of the Palace of Versailles.

Events356 years ago

1685 - Battle of Vrtijeljka between rebels and Ottoman forces.

Events335 years ago

1697 - Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire. It is replaced in the 18th century by the current Royal Palace.

Events323 years ago
Events302 years ago

1763 - Pontiac's War begins with Pontiac's attempt to seize Fort Detroit from the British.

Events257 years ago

1824 - World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer's supervision.

Events196 years ago

1832 - Greece's independence is recognized by the Treaty of London.

Events188 years ago

1840 - The Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi killing 317 people. It is the second deadliest tornado in United States history.

Events180 years ago

1846 - The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Events174 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.

Events156 years ago

1864 - The world's oldest surviving clipper ship, the City of Adelaide is launched by William Pile, Hay and Co. in Sunderland, England, for transporting passengers and goods between Britain and Australia.

Events156 years ago

1895 - In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning detector—a primitive radio receiver. In some parts of the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.

Events125 years ago

1915 - World War I: German submarine U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many former pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire.

Events105 years ago

1915 - The Republic of China accedes to 13 of the 21 Demands, extending the Empire of Japan's control over Manchuria and the Chinese economy.

Events105 years ago

1920 - Kiev Offensive: Polish troops led by Józef Piłsudski and Edward Rydz-Śmigły and assisted by a symbolic Ukrainian force capture Kiev only to be driven out by the Red Army counter-offensive a month later.

Events100 years ago

1920 - Treaty of Moscow: Soviet Russia recognizes the independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia only to invade the country six months later.

Events100 years ago

1930 - The 7.1 MwSalmas earthquake shakes northwestern Iran and southeastern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Up to three-thousand people were killed.

Events90 years ago

1931 - The stand-off between criminal Francis Crowley and 300 members of the New York Police Department takes place in his fifth-floor apartment on West 91st Street, New York City.

Events89 years ago

1937 - Spanish Civil War: The German Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco's forces.

Events83 years ago

1940 - World War II: The Norway Debate in the British House of Commons begins, and leads to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill three days later.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: During the Battle of the Coral Sea, United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attack and sink the Imperial Japanese Navy light aircraft carrier Shōhō; the battle marks the first time in naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: Last German U boat attack of the war, two freighters are sunk off the Firth of Forth, Scotland.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: General Alfred Jodl signs unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany's participation in the war. The document takes effect the next day.

Events75 years ago

1946 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded.

Events74 years ago

1948 - The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress.

Events72 years ago

1952 - The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer.

Events68 years ago

1954 - Indochina War: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends in a French defeat and a Viet Minh victory (the battle began on March 13).

Events66 years ago

1960 - Cold War: U-2 Crisis of 1960: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.

Events60 years ago

1976 - The Honda Accord is officially launched.

Events44 years ago

1986 - Canadian Patrick Morrow becomes the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits.

Events34 years ago

1992 - Michigan ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment law. This amendment bars the U.S. Congress from giving itself a mid-term pay raise.

Events28 years ago

1992 - Space Shuttle program: The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission, STS-49.

Events28 years ago

1992 - Three employees at a McDonald's Restaurant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, are brutally murdered and a fourth permanently disabled after a botched robbery. It is the first "fast-food murder" in Canada.

Events28 years ago

1994 - Edvard Munch's painting The Scream is recovered undamaged after being stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in February.

Events26 years ago

1998 - Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for US$40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.

Events22 years ago

1999 - Pope John Paul II travels to Romania, becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.

Events21 years ago

1999 - Kosovo War: Three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft apparently inadvertently bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.

Events21 years ago

1999 - In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.

Events21 years ago

2000 - Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.

Events20 years ago

2002 - A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.

Events18 years ago

2004 - American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.

Events16 years ago


before 160 - Julia Maesa, Roman noblewoman (d. 224)


1488 - John III of the Palatinate, archbishop of Regensburg (d. 1538)

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1643 - Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician, 10th Mayor of New York City (d. 1700)

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1700 - Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian physician (d. 1772)

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1701 - Carl Heinrich Graun, German tenor and composer (d. 1759)

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1711 - David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1776)

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1724 - Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, French-Austrian field marshal (d. 1797)

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1740 - Nikolai Arkharov, Russian police officer and general (d. 1814)

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1748 - Olympe de Gouges, French playwright and philosopher (d. 1793)

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1763 - Józef Poniatowski, Polish general (d. 1813)

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1774 - William Bainbridge, American commodore (d. 1833)

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1787 - Jacques Viger, Canadian archaeologist and politician, 1st mayor of Montreal (d. 1858)

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1812 - Robert Browning, English poet and playwright (d. 1889)

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1833 - Johannes Brahms, German pianist and composer (d. 1897)

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1836 - Joseph Gurney Cannon, American lawyer and politician, 40th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1926)

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1837 - Karl Mauch, German geographer and explorer (d. 1875)

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1840 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer and educator (d. 1893)

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1845 - Mary Eliza Mahoney, African American nurse and activist (d. 1926)

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1857 - William A. MacCorkle, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (d. 1930)

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1860 - Tom Norman, English businessman (d. 1930)

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1861 - Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

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1867 - Władysław Reymont, Polish novelist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)

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1875 - Bill Hoyt, American pole vaulter (d. 1951)

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1880 - Pandurang Vaman Kane, Indologist and Sanskrit scholar, Bharat Ratna awardee (d. 1972)

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1881 - George E. Wiley, American cyclist (d. 1954)

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1882 - Willem Elsschot, Belgian author and poet (d. 1960)

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1885 - George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor (d. 1969)

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1889 - Viktor Puskar, Estonian colonel (d. 1943)

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1891 - Harry McShane, Scottish engineer and activist (d. 1988)

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1892 - Archibald MacLeish, American poet, playwright, and lawyer (d. 1982)

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1892 - Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav field marshal and politician, 1st President of Yugoslavia (d. 1980)

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1893 - Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey coach and manager (d. 1985)

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1896 - Kathleen McKane Godfree, English tennis and badminton player (d. 1992)

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1899 - Alfred Gerrard, English sculptor and academic (d. 1998)

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1901 - Gary Cooper, American actor (d. 1961)

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1903 - Jimmy Ball, Canadian sprinter (d. 1988)

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1904 - Kurt Weitzmann, German-American historian and author (d. 1993)

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1906 - Eric Krenz, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1931)

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1909 - Edwin H. Land, American scientist and inventor, co-founded the Polaroid Corporation (d. 1991)

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1909 - Dorothy Sunrise Lorentino, Native American teacher (d. 2005)

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1911 - Ishirō Honda, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)

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1911 - Rıfat Ilgaz, Turkish author, poet, and educator (d. 1993)

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1912 - Pannalal Patel, Indian author (d. 1989)

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1913 - John Spencer Hardy, American general (d. 2012)

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1913 - Simon Ramo, American physicist and engineer (d. 2016)

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1914 - Arthur Snelling, English civil servant and diplomat. British Ambassador to South Africa (d. 1996)

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1916 - Huw Wheldon, Welsh-English broadcaster (d. 1986)

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1916 - W. B. Young, Scottish rugby player and physician (d. 2013)

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1917 - Domenico Bartolucci, Italian cardinal and composer (d. 2013)

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1917 - Lenox Hewitt, Australian public servant

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1917 - David Tomlinson, English actor (d. 2000)

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1919 - Eva Perón, Argentinian actress, 25th First Lady of Argentina (d. 1952)

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1920 - Rendra Karno, Indonesian actor (d. 1985)

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1921 - Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs, English historian and academic (d. 2016)

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1921 - Gaston Rébuffat, French mountaineer and author (d. 1985)

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1922 - Darren McGavin, American actor and director (d. 2006)

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1922 - Joe O'Donnell, American photographer and journalist (d. 2007)

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1923 - Anne Baxter, American actress (d. 1985)

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1923 - Jim Lowe, American singer-songwriter, disc jockey, and radio host (d. 2016)

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1923 - Bülent Ulusu, Turkish admiral and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2015)

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1924 - Albert Band, French-American director and producer (d. 2002)

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1925 - Lauri Vaska, Estonian-American chemist and academic (d. 2015)

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1927 - Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

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1929 - Dick Williams, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2011)

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1930 - Totie Fields, American comedian and author (d. 1978)

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1930 - Babe Parilli, American football player and coach (d. 2017)

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1930 - John Smith, Baron Kirkhill, English politician

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1931 - Teresa Brewer, American singer (d. 2007)

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1931 - Gene Wolfe, American author (d. 2019)

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1932 - Jordi Bonet, Spanish-Canadian painter and sculptor (d. 1979)

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1932 - Alan Cuthbert, English pharmacologist and academic (d. 2016)

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1932 - Pete Domenici, American lawyer and politician, 37th Mayor of Albuquerque (d. 2017)

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1932 - Derek Taylor, English journalist and author (d. 1997)

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1933 - Johnny Unitas, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2002)

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1935 - Avraham Heffner, Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

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1935 - Michael Hopkins, English architect

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1936 - Robin Hanbury-Tenison, English explorer and author

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1936 - Tony O'Reilly, Irish rugby player and businessman

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1936 - Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (d. 2014)

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1937 - Claude Raymond, Canadian baseball player and coach

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1939 - Sidney Altman, Canadian-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

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1939 - Ruggero Deodato, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter

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1939 - Ruud Lubbers, Dutch economist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2018)

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1939 - Johnny Maestro, American pop/doo-wop singer (d. 2010)

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1939 - Clive Soley, Baron Soley, English politician

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1940 - Angela Carter, English novelist and short story writer (d. 1992)

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1940 - Dave Chambers, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

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1943 - Terry Allen, American singer and painter

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1943 - Harvey Andrews, English singer-songwriter and poet

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1943 - John Bannon, Australian academic and politician, 39th Premier of South Australia (d. 2015)

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1943 - Peter Carey, Australian novelist and short story writer

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1945 - Christy Moore, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1945 - Robin Strasser, American actress

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1946 - Thelma Houston, American R&B/disco singer and actress

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1946 - Marv Hubbard, American football player (d. 2015)

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1946 - Bill Kreutzmann, American drummer (The Grateful Dead)

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1946 - Michael Rosen, English author and poet

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1946 - Brian Turner, English chef and television host

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1949 - Kathy Ahern, American golfer (d. 1996)

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1949 - Deborah Butterfield, American sculptor

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1950 - John Dowling Coates, Australian lawyer, sports administrator and businessman

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1950 - Randall "Tex" Cobb, American boxer and actor

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1950 - Tim Russert, American television journalist and lawyer (d. 2008)

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1953 - Pat McInally, American football player and coach

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1953 - Ian McKay, English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)

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1954 - Philippe Geluck, Belgian cartoonist

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1954 - Joanna Haigh, English meteorologist and physicist

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1954 - Amy Heckerling, American director, producer, and screenwriter

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1955 - Clément Gignac, Canadian politician

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1955 - Ben Poquette, American basketball player

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1955 - Axel Zwingenberger, German pianist and songwriter

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1956 - Anne Dudley, English pianist and composer

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1956 - Nicholas Hytner, English director and producer

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1956 - Jean Lapierre, Canadian talk show host and politician

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1956 - Calum MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician

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1957 - Kristina M. Johnson, American business executive, engineer, academic and government official

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1958 - Mikhail Biryukov, Russian footballer and manager

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1958 - Mark G. Kuzyk, American physicist and academic

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1958 - Anne Marie Rafferty, English nurse and academic

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1959 - Michael E. Knight, American actor

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1959 - Heiki Valk, Estonian archeologist and academic

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1960 - Adam Bernstein, American director and screenwriter

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1960 - Ara Darzi, Baron Darzi of Denham, Iraqi-English surgeon and academic

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1960 - Almudena Grandes, Spanish author

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1961 - Hans-Peter Bartels, German politician

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1961 - Sue Black, Scottish anthropologist and academic

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1961 - Ivar Must, Estonian composer and producer

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1962 - Tony Campbell, American basketball player and coach

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1962 - Judith Donath, American computer scientist and academic

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1963 - Johnny Lee Middleton, American bass player and songwriter

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1964 - Ronnie Harmon, American football player

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1964 - Denis Mandarino, Brazilian guitarist, composer, and painter

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1964 - Leslie O'Neal, American football player

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1965 - Reuben Davis, American football player

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1965 - Owen Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1999)

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1965 - Norman Whiteside, Northern Irish footballer and manager

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1965 - Huang Zhihong, Chinese shot putter

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1967 - Martin Bryant, Australian mass murderer

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1967 - Adam Price, Danish chef and screenwriter

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1967 - Joe Rice, American colonel and politician

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1968 - Traci Lords, American actress and singer

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1968 - Lisa Raitt, Canadian lawyer and politician, 30th Canadian Minister of Transport

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1969 - Eagle-Eye Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter

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1969 - Jun Falkenstein, American director, producer, and screenwriter

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1969 - Katerina Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player

Births51 years ago

1971 - Reidar Horghagen, Norwegian drummer

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1971 - Dave Karpa, Canadian ice hockey player

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1971 - Thomas Piketty, French economist

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1972 - Peter Dubovský, Czech-Slovak footballer (d. 2000)

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1972 - Frank Trigg, American mixed martial artist and wrestler

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1973 - Kristian Lundin, Swedish songwriter and producer

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1973 - Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist

Births47 years ago

1974 - Lawrence Johnson, American pole vaulter

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1975 - Ashley Cowan, English cricketer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Calvin Booth, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Berke Hatipoğlu, Turkish guitarist and songwriter

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1976 - Stacey Jones, New Zealand rugby league player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Andrea Lo Cicero, Italian rugby player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Michael P. Murphy, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2005)

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1976 - Ayelet Shaked, Israeli Minister of Justice (2015-2019)

Births44 years ago

1977 - Elton Flatley, Australian rugby player

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1978 - Stian Arnesen, Norwegian guitarist, drummer, and songwriter

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1978 - James Carter, American hurdler

Births42 years ago

1978 - Shawn Marion, American basketball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Katie Douglas, American basketball player

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1984 - James Loney, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alex Smith, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kevin Owens, Canadian wrestler

Births36 years ago

1985 - Jarrad Hickey, Australian rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Drew Neitzel, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Matt Helders, English drummer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Asami Konno, Japanese singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Michael Maidens, English footballer (d. 2007)

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1987 - Jérémy Ménez, French footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mark Reynolds, Scottish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - David Schlemko, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Eino Puri, Estonian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Sander Puri, Estonian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - David Aleksander Sjølie, Norwegian guitarist

Births32 years ago

1989 - Raina, South Korean singer, dancer, model and rapper

Births31 years ago

1992 - Alexander Ludwig, Canadian actor

Births28 years ago

1995 - Seko Fofana, French footballer

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1997 - Daria Kasatkina, Russian tennis player

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1998 - Jesse Puljujärvi, Finnish ice hockey player

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721 - John of Beverley, bishop of York


833 - Ibn Hisham, Egyptian Muslim historian


1014 - Bagrat III, 1st King of Georgia (b. 960)

Deaths1006 years ago

1092 - Remigius de Fécamp, English monk and bishop

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1234 - Otto I, Duke of Merania (b. c. 1180)

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1427 - Thomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr, English priest (b. 1352)

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1523 - Franz von Sickingen, German knight (b. 1481)

Deaths497 years ago

1539 - Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (b. 1466)

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1617 - David Fabricius, German astronomer and theologian (b. 1564)

Deaths403 years ago

1667 - Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist and composer (b. 1616)

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1685 - Bajo Pivljanin (b. 1630)

Deaths335 years ago

1718 - Mary of Modena (b. 1658)

Deaths302 years ago

1793 - Pietro Nardini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1722)

Deaths227 years ago

1800 - Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer (b. 1728)

Deaths220 years ago

1805 - William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Irish-English general and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1737)

Deaths215 years ago

1815 - Jabez Bowen, American colonel and politician, 45th Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1739)

Deaths205 years ago

1825 - Antonio Salieri, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1750)

Deaths195 years ago

1840 - Caspar David Friedrich, German painter and educator (b. 1774)

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1872 - Alexander Loyd, American carpenter and politician, 4th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)

Deaths148 years ago

1876 - William Buell Sprague, American clergyman, historian, and author (b. 1795)

Deaths144 years ago

1887 - C. F. W. Walther, German-American religious leader and theologian (b. 1811)

Deaths133 years ago

1896 - H. H. Holmes, American serial killer (b. 1861)

Deaths124 years ago

1902 - Agostino Roscelli, Italian priest and saint (b. 1818)

Deaths118 years ago

1917 - Albert Ball, English fighter pilot (b. 1896)

Deaths103 years ago

1922 - Max Wagenknecht, German pianist and composer (b. 1857)

Deaths98 years ago

1924 - Alluri Sitarama Raju, Indian activist (b. 1897/1898)

Deaths96 years ago

1925 - William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme, English businessman and politician (b. 1851)

Deaths95 years ago

1937 - Ernst A. Lehmann, German captain and author (b. 1886)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Octavian Goga, Romanian politician, former Prime Minister (b. 1881)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - George Lansbury, English journalist and politician (b. 1859)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - James George Frazer, Scottish-English anthropologist and academic (b. 1854)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Felix Weingartner, Croatian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1863)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Fethi Okyar, Turkish colonel and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1880)

Deaths77 years ago

1946 - Herbert Macaulay, Nigerian journalist and politician (b. 1864)

Deaths74 years ago

1951 - Warner Baxter, American actor (b. 1889)

Deaths69 years ago

1967 - Margaret Larkin, American writer and poet (b. 1899)

Deaths53 years ago

1958 - Mihkel Lüdig, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1880)

Deaths62 years ago

1976 - Alison Uttley, English children's book writer (b. 1884)

Deaths44 years ago

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

Deaths42 years ago

1986 - Haldun Taner, Turkish playwright and author (b. 1915)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Colin Blakely, Northern Irish actor (b. 1930)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Paul Popham, American soldier and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis (b. 1941)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Sam Tambimuttu, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths30 years ago

1994 - Clement Greenberg, American art critic (b. 1909)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Ray McKinley, American drummer, singer, and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (b. 1910)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Allan McLeod Cormack, South African-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1924)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Eddie Rabbitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American captain, actor, and producer (b. 1909)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Jacques de Bourbon-Busset, French author and politician (b. 1912)

Deaths19 years ago

2004 - Waldemar Milewicz, Polish journalist (b. 1956)

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2005 - Tristan Egolf, American author and activist (b. 1971)

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2005 - Peter Rodino, American captain and politician (b. 1909)

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2005 - Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (b. 1980)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Richard Carleton, Australian journalist (b. 1943)

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2006 - Joan C. Edwards, American singer and philanthropist (b. 1918)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Isabella Blow, English magazine editor (b. 1958)

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2007 - Diego Corrales, American boxer (b. 1977)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Octavian Paler, Romanian journalist and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Yahweh ben Yahweh, American cult leader, founded the Nation of Yahweh (b. 1935)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - David Mellor, English designer (b. 1930)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Danny Ozark, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (b. 1957)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Willard Boyle, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1924)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Big George, English songwriter, producer, and radio host (b. 1957)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Sammy Barr, Scottish trade union leader (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ferenc Bartha, Hungarian economist and politician (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dennis E. Fitch, American captain and pilot (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ferruccio Mazzola, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - George Sauer, Jr., American football player (b. 1943)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Neville McNamara, Australian air marshal (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Colin Pillinger, English astronomer, chemist, and academic (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dick Welteroth, American baseball player (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Frank DiPascali, American businessman (b. 1956)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - John Dixon, Australian-American author and illustrator (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

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