Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while May 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday of May. (Romania)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Mother's Day can fall, while May 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday of May. (United States and others)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which State Flag and State Emblem Day can fall, while May 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday of May. (Belarus)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which World Fair Trade Day can fall, while May 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Saturday of May (site of the WFTO) (International)

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Parents' Day (South Korea)

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Events

453 BC - Spring and Autumn period: The house of Zhao defeats the house of Zhi, ending the Battle of Jinyang, a military conflict between the elite families of the State of Jin.

Events

413 - Emperor Honorius signs an edict providing tax relief for the Italian provinces Tuscia, Campania, Picenum, Samnium, Apulia, Lucania and Calabria, which were plundered by the Visigoths.

Events

589 - Reccared I opens the Third Council of Toledo, marking the entry of Visigothic Spain into the Catholic Church.

Events

1429 - Joan of Arc lifts the Siege of Orléans, turning the tide of the Hundred Years' War.

Events591 years ago

1450 - Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI.

Events570 years ago

1516 - A group of imperial guards, led by Trịnh Duy Sản, murdered Emperor Lê Tương Dực and fled, leaving the capital Thăng Long undefended.

Events504 years ago

1541 - Hernando de Soto stops near present-day Walls, Mississippi, and sees the Mississippi River (then known by the Spanish as Río de Espíritu Santo, the name given to it by Alonso Álvarez de Pineda in 1519).

Events479 years ago

1788 - King Louis XVI of France attempts to impose the reforms of Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne by abolishing the parlements.

Events232 years ago

1794 - Branded a traitor during the Reign of Terror, French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, who was also a tax collector with the Ferme générale, is tried, convicted and guillotined in one day in Paris.

Events226 years ago

1821 - Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks at the Battle of Gravia Inn.

Events199 years ago

1842 - A train derails and catches fire in Paris, killing between 52 and 200 people.

Events178 years ago

1846 - Mexican–American War: Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the war.

Events174 years ago

1877 - At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens.

Events143 years ago

1886 - Pharmacist John Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine.

Events134 years ago

1898 - The first games of the Italian football league system are played.

Events122 years ago

1899 - The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin produced its first play.

Events121 years ago

1902 - In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.

Events118 years ago

1912 - Paramount Pictures is founded.

Events108 years ago

1919 - Edward George Honey proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate the Armistice of 11 November 1918 which ended World War I.

Events101 years ago

1921 - The creation of the Communist Party of Romania.

Events99 years ago

1924 - The Klaipėda Convention is signed formally incorporating Klaipėda Region (Memel Territory) into Lithuania.

Events96 years ago

1927 - Attempting to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York, French war heroes Charles Nungesser and François Coli disappear after taking off aboard The White Bird biplane.

Events93 years ago

1933 - Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast of self-purification and launched a one-year campaign to help the Harijan movement.

Events87 years ago

1941 - World War II: The German Luftwaffe launches a bombing raid on Nottingham and Derby.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: The German 11th Army begins Operation Trappenjagd (Bustard Hunt) and destroys the bridgehead of the three Soviet armies defending the Kerch Peninsula.

Events78 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea comes to an end with Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacking and sinking the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington.

Events78 years ago

1942 - World War II: Gunners of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands rebel in the Cocos Islands Mutiny. Their mutiny is crushed and three of them are executed, the only British Commonwealth soldiers to be executed for mutiny during the Second World War.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: German forces in the west agree to an unconditional surrender.

Events75 years ago

1945 - End of the Prague uprising, celebrated now as a national holiday in the Czech Republic.

Events75 years ago

1945 - Hundreds of Algerian civilians are killed by French Army soldiers in the Sétif massacre.

Events75 years ago

1945 - The Halifax riot starts when thousands of civilians and servicemen rampage through Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Events75 years ago

1946 - Estonian schoolgirls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial which stood in front of the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn.

Events74 years ago

1963 - South Vietnamese soldiers under the Roman Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem open fire on Buddhists defying a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesak, killing nine and sparking the Buddhist crisis.

Events57 years ago

1967 - The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.

Events53 years ago

1972 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his order to place naval mines in major North Vietnamese ports in order to stem the flow of weapons and other goods to that nation.

Events48 years ago

1973 - A 71-day standoff between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends with the surrender of the militants.

Events47 years ago

1976 - The rollercoaster The New Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Events44 years ago

1978 - The first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler.

Events42 years ago

1980 - The World Health Organization confirms the eradication of smallpox.

Events40 years ago

1984 - Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three people and wounding 13. René Jalbert, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour.

Events36 years ago

1984 - The Thames Barrier is officially opened, preventing the floodplain of most of Greater London from being flooded except under extreme circumstances.

Events36 years ago

1987 - The SAS kills eight Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a civilian during an ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.

Events33 years ago

1988 - A fire at Illinois Bell's Hinsdale Central Office triggers an extended 1AESS network outage once considered to be the "worst telecommunications disaster in US telephone industry history".

Events32 years ago

1997 - China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashes on approach into Bao'an International Airport, killing 35 people.

Events23 years ago

2019 - A British teenager, Isabelle Holdaway, 17, is reported to be the first patient ever to receive a genetically modified phage therapy to treat a drug-resistant infection.

Events1 years ago

Births

Births694 years ago

1427 - John Tiptoft, 1st Earl of Worcester, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1470)

Births593 years ago
Births560 years ago

1492 - Andrea Alciato, Italian jurist and writer (d. 1550)

Births528 years ago

1508 - Charles Wriothesley, English Officer of Arms (d. 1562)

Births512 years ago

1521 - Peter Canisius, Dutch-Swiss priest and saint (d. 1597)

Births499 years ago

1551 - Thomas Drury, English government informer and swindler (d. 1603)

Births469 years ago
Births433 years ago

1622 - Claes Rålamb, Swedish politician (d. 1698)

Births398 years ago

1628 - Angelo Italia, Sicilian Jesuit and architect (d. 1700)

Births392 years ago

1629 - Niels Juel, Norwegian-Danish admiral (d. 1697)

Births391 years ago

1632 - Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German field marshal and politician (d. 1706)

Births388 years ago

1639 - Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Italian artist (d. 1709)

Births381 years ago

1641 - Nicolaes Witsen, Mayor of Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1717)

Births379 years ago

1653 - Claude Louis Hector de Villars, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1734)

Births367 years ago

1670 - Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (d. 1726)

Births350 years ago

1698 - Henry Baker, English naturalist (d. 1774)

Births322 years ago
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1735 - Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter and politician (d. 1811)

Births285 years ago

1737 - Edward Gibbon, English historian and politician (d. 1794)

Births283 years ago

1745 - Carl Stamitz, German violinist and composer (d. 1801)

Births275 years ago

1753 - Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexican priest and rebel leader (d. 1811)

Births267 years ago

1786 - John Vianney, French priest and saint (d. 1859)

Births234 years ago

1815 - Edward Tompkins, American lawyer and politician (d. 1872)

Births205 years ago

1818 - Samuel Leonard Tilley, Canadian pharmacist and politician, 3rd Premier of New Brunswick (d. 1896)

Births202 years ago

1821 - William Henry Vanderbilt, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1885)

Births199 years ago

1824 - William Walker, American physician, lawyer, journalist and mercenary (d. 1860)

Births196 years ago

1825 - George Bruce Malleson, English-Indian colonel and author (d. 1898)

Births195 years ago

1828 - Henry Dunant, Swiss businessman and activist, co-founded the Red Cross, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1910)

Births192 years ago

1828 - Charbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk and saint (d. 1898)

Births192 years ago

1829 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer (d. 1869)

Births191 years ago

1835 - Bertalan Székely, Hungarian painter and academic (d. 1910)

Births185 years ago

1839 - Adolphe-Basile Routhier, Canadian judge, author, and songwriter (d. 1920)

Births181 years ago

1842 - Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist and mycologist (d. 1909)

Births178 years ago

1846 - Oscar Hammerstein I, American businessman and composer (d. 1919)

Births174 years ago

1850 - Ross Barnes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1915)

Births170 years ago

1853 - Dan Brouthers, American baseball player and manager (d. 1932)

Births167 years ago

1856 - Pedro Lascuráin, Mexican politician, president for 45 minutes on February 13, 1913. (d. 1952)

Births164 years ago

1858 - Heinrich Berté, Slovak-Austrian composer (d. 1924)

Births162 years ago

1858 - J. Meade Falkner, English author and poet (d. 1932)

Births162 years ago

1859 - Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician and engineer (d. 1925)

Births161 years ago

1867 - Margarete Böhme, German novelist (d. 1939)

Births153 years ago

1879 - Wesley Coe, American shot putter, discus thrower, and tug of war competitor (d. 1926)

Births141 years ago

1884 - Harry S. Truman, American colonel and politician, 33rd President of the United States (d. 1972)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Thomas B. Costain, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1965)

Births135 years ago

1892 - Adriaan Pelt, Dutch journalist and diplomat (d. 1981)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Francis Ouimet, American golfer (d. 1967)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Edd Roush, American baseball player and coach (d. 1988)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Teddy Wakelam, English rugby player and sportscaster (d. 1963)

Births127 years ago

1895 - James H. Kindelberger, American businessman (d. 1962)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Fulton J. Sheen, American archbishop (d. 1979)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Edmund Wilson, American critic, essayist, and editor (d. 1972)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (d. 1960)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Arthur Q. Bryan, American actor, voice actor, comedian and radio personality (d. 1959)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Friedrich Hayek, Austrian economist and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Jacques Heim, French fashion designer (d. 1967)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Turkey Stearnes, American baseball player (d. 1979)

Births119 years ago

1902 - André Michel Lwoff, French microbiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Fernandel, French actor and singer (d. 1971)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Mary Stewart, Baroness Stewart of Alvechurch, British politician and educator (d. 1984)

Births117 years ago

1904 - John Snagge, English journalist (d. 1996)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Red Nichols, American cornet player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1965)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Roberto Rossellini, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1977)

Births114 years ago

1910 - George Male, English footballer (d. 1998)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Andrew E. Svenson, American author and publisher (d. 1975)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Mary Lou Williams, American pianist and composer (d. 1981)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Wilhelm Friedrich de Gaay Fortman, Dutch jurist and politician, Dutch Minister of The Interior (d. 1997)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Robert Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1938)

Births109 years ago

1912 - George Woodcock, Canadian author and poet (d. 1995)

Births108 years ago

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

Births107 years ago

1913 - Sid James, South African-English actor and singer (d. 1976)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Milton Meltzer, American historian and author (d. 2009)

Births105 years ago

1916 - João Havelange, Brazilian water polo player, lawyer, and businessman (d. 2016)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Chinmayananda Saraswati, Indian spiritual leader and educator (d. 1993)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Ramananda Sengupta, Indian cinematographer (d. 2017)

Births104 years ago

1917 - John Anderson, Jr., American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Kansas (d. 2014)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Lex Barker, American actor (d. 1973)

Births101 years ago

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

Births100 years ago

1920 - Tom of Finland, Finnish illustrator (d. 1991)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Sloan Wilson, American author and poet (d. 2003)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Gordon McClymont, Australian ecologist and academic (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Mary Q. Steele, American naturalist and author (d. 1992)

Births98 years ago

1924 - S. Vithiananthan, Sri Lankan author and academic (d. 1989)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzanian politician, 2nd President of Tanzania

Births95 years ago

1926 - David Attenborough, English environmentalist and television host

Births94 years ago

1926 - David Hurst, German actor

Births94 years ago

1926 - Don Rickles, American comedian and actor (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Chumy Chúmez, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

Births93 years ago

1927 - László Paskai, Hungarian cardinal (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Robert Conley, American journalist (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Ted Sorensen, American lawyer, 8th White House Counsel (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Ethel D. Allen, African-American physician and politician (d. 1981)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Girija Devi, Indian classical singer (d. 2017)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Claude Castonguay, Canadian banker and politician

Births91 years ago

1929 - Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress and singer (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Heather Harper, Northern Irish soprano (d. 2019)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Doug Atkins, American football player (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1930 - René Maltête, French photographer and poet (d. 2000)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Gary Snyder, American poet, essayist, and translator

Births90 years ago

1932 - Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican author and translator (d. 2007)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Phyllida Law, Scottish actress

Births88 years ago

1932 - Harry Wells, Australian rugby league player

Births88 years ago

1934 - Leonard Hoffmann, Baron Hoffmann, South African-English lawyer and judge

Births86 years ago

1934 - Maurice Norman, English footballer

Births86 years ago

1934 - David Williamson, Baron Williamson of Horton, English soldier and politician (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Lucius Cary, 15th Viscount Falkland, Scottish politician

Births85 years ago
Births85 years ago

1935 - Jack Charlton, English footballer and manager

Births85 years ago

1936 - Kazuo Koike, Japanese author

Births84 years ago

1936 - Haljand Udam, Estonian orientalist and academic (d. 2005)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Bernard Cleary, Canadian journalist, academic, and politician

Births83 years ago

1937 - Mike Cuellar, Cuban-American baseball player (d. 2010)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Carlos Gaviria Díaz, Colombian lawyer and politician (d. 2015)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Thomas Pynchon, American novelist

Births83 years ago

1938 - Javed Burki, Indian-Pakistani cricketer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Jean Giraud, French author and illustrator (d. 2012)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Paul Drayton, American sprinter (d. 2010)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Peter Benchley, American author and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births80 years ago

1940 - James Blyth, Baron Blyth of Rowington, English businessman and academic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Irwin Cotler, Canadian lawyer and politician, 47th Canadian Minister of Justice

Births80 years ago

1940 - Ricky Nelson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1985)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Toni Tennille, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births80 years ago

1941 - John Fred, American singer-songwriter (d. 2005)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bill Lockyer, American academic and politician, 30th Attorney General of California

Births79 years ago

1941 - James Traficant, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Martin Dobkin, Canadian doctor and politician, 2nd Mayor of Mississauga

Births78 years ago

1942 - Robin Hobbs, English cricketer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Norman Lamont, Scottish banker and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Pierre Morency, Canadian poet and playwright

Births78 years ago

1942 - Terry Neill, Irish footballer and manager

Births78 years ago

1943 - Pat Barker, English author

Births77 years ago

1943 - Johnny Greaves, Australian rugby league player

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jon Mark, English-New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Paul Samwell-Smith, English bass player and producer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Danny Whitten, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Gary Glitter, English singer-songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bill Legend, English drummer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, Dutch jurist and politician

Births75 years ago

1945 - Mike German, Baron German, Welsh educator and politician, Deputy First Minister for Wales

Births75 years ago

1945 - Janine Haines, Australian politician (d. 2004)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Keith Jarrett, American pianist and composer

Births75 years ago

1946 - André Boulerice, Canadian politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jonathan Dancy, English philosopher, author, and academic

Births74 years ago

1947 - H. Robert Horvitz, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births73 years ago

1947 - Felicity Lott, English soprano

Births73 years ago

1947 - John Reid, Baron Reid of Cardowan, Scottish historian and politician, Secretary of State for Defence

Births73 years ago

1948 - Steve Braun, American baseball player and coach

Births72 years ago

1948 - Stephen Stohn, American-Canadian lawyer and producer

Births72 years ago

1949 - David Vines, Australian economist and academic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Robert Mugge, American director and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Lepo Sumera, Estonian composer and educator (d. 2000)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Philip Bailey, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mike D'Antoni, American basketball player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Chris Frantz, American drummer and producer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Peter McNab, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births68 years ago

1953 - Billy Burnette, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Alex Van Halen, Dutch-American drummer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Pam Arciero, American puppeteer and voice actress

Births66 years ago

1954 - David Keith, American actor and director

Births66 years ago

1954 - John Michael Talbot, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Stephen Furst, American actor and director (d. 2017)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Mladen Markač, Croatian general

Births65 years ago

1956 - Jeff Wincott, Canadian actor and martial artist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Bill Cowher, American football player and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - Rino Katase, Japanese actress

Births63 years ago

1957 - Gary Lunn, Canadian lawyer and politician, 6th Canadian Minister of Natural Resources

Births63 years ago

1958 - Roddy Doyle, Irish novelist, playwright, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Simone Kleinsma, Dutch actress and singer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Brooks Newmark, American-English businessman and politician, Lord of the Treasury

Births62 years ago

1958 - Lovie Smith, American football player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Ronnie Lott, American football player and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1959 - David Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland, English politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ikue Sakakibara, Japanese actress and singer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Franco Baresi, Italian footballer and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Eric Brittingham, American bass player

Births60 years ago

1961 - Bill de Blasio, American politician, 109th Mayor of New York City

Births59 years ago

1961 - Gert Kruys, Dutch footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Vallo Reimaa, Estonian academic and politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - David Winning, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1962 - Natalia Molchanova, Russian diver (d. 2015)

Births58 years ago

1962 - David Sole, Scottish rugby player

Births58 years ago

1963 - Sylvain Cossette, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Anthony Field, Australian guitarist, songwriter, producer, and actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Michel Gondry, French director and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Izabela Kloc, Polish politician

Births57 years ago

1963 - Aleksandr Kovalenko, Belarusian triple jumper

Births57 years ago

1963 - Rick Zombo, American ice hockey player and coach

Births57 years ago

1964 - Päivi Alafrantti, Finnish javelin thrower

Births56 years ago

1964 - Melissa Gilbert, American actress and director

Births56 years ago

1964 - Bobby Labonte, American race car driver

Births56 years ago

1964 - Nathalie Roy, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dave Rowntree, English drummer and animator

Births56 years ago

1964 - Metin Tekin, Turkish footballer, manager, and journalist

Births56 years ago

1966 - Cláudio Taffarel, Brazilian footballer and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Viviana Durante, Italian ballerina and actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Angus Scott, British sports television presenter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Teet Kask, Estonian ballet dancer and choreographer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Nathalie Normandeau, Canadian politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec

Births52 years ago

1968 - Johan Pehrson, Swedish lawyer and politician

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jonny Searle, English rower

Births51 years ago

1969 - Akebono Tarō, American-Japanese sumo wrestler, the 64th Yokozuna

Births51 years ago

1969 - John Timu, New Zealand rugby player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Michael Bevan, Australian cricketer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Luis Enrique, Spanish footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1971 - Chuck Huber, American voice actor, director, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Candice Night, American singer-songwriter

Births49 years ago

1972 - Darren Hayes, Australian singer-songwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ray Whitney, Canadian ice hockey player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese author and illustrator

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jesús Arellano, Mexican footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Marcus Brigstocke, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Marge Kõrkjas, Estonian swimmer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Korey Stringer, American football player (d. 2001)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Christian XXX, American pornographic star

Births46 years ago

1975 - Enrique Iglesias, Spanish-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jussi Markkanen, Finnish ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Gastón Mazzacane, Argentinian race car driver

Births45 years ago

1975 - Dmitri Ustritski, Estonian footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Gonçalo Abecasis, Portuguese-American biochemist and academic

Births44 years ago

1976 - Martha Wainwright, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1977 - Joe Bonamassa, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Bad News Brown, Canadian rapper, harmonica player, and actor (d. 2011)

Births43 years ago

1977 - Theodoros Papaloukas, Greek basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kathrin Bringmann, German mathematician and academic

Births43 years ago

1978 - Lúcio, Brazilian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jang Woo-hyuk, South Korean rapper and dancer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Ole Morten Vågan, Norwegian bassist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Keyon Dooling, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Panagiotis Kafkis, Greek basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Evgeny Lebedev, Russian-English publisher and philanthropist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Michelle McManus, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Benny Yau, Hong Kong-Canadian actor and singer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Stephen Amell, Canadian actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Andrea Barzagli, Italian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tatyana Dektyareva, Russian hurdler

Births39 years ago

1981 - Björn Dixgård, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Manny Gamburyan, Armenian-American mixed martial artist

Births39 years ago

1981 - John Maine, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Buakaw Banchamek, Thai kick-boxer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Christina Cole, English actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Adrián González, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Uğur Yıldırım, Turkish-Dutch footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Juan Martin Goity, Argentinian-German rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Bershawn Jackson, American hurdler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Lawrence Vickers, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Vicky McClure, English actress

Births37 years ago

1984 - David King, English figure skater

Births36 years ago

1985 - Tommaso Ciampa, American wrestler

Births35 years ago

1985 - Silvia Stroescu, Romanian gymnast

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sarah Vaillancourt, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Usama Young, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Pemra Özgen, Turkish tennis player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Galen Rupp, American runner

Births34 years ago

1986 - Marvell Wynne, American soccer player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Felix Jones, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Aarne Nirk, Estonian hurdler

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mark Noble, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kurt Tippett, Australian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Tanel Kurbas, Estonian basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Maicon Pereira de Oliveira, Brazilian footballer (d. 2014)

Births32 years ago

1989 - Liam Bridcutt, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Lars Eller, Danish ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Dinesh Patel, Indian baseball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Kemba Walker, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Ethan Gage, Canadian soccer player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Valentijn Lietmeijer, Dutch basketball player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Anamaria Tămârjan, Romanian gymnast

Births29 years ago

1992 - Kevin Hayes, American ice hockey player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Pat Cummins, Australian cricketer

Births27 years ago

1996 - 6ix9ine, American rapper

Births24 years ago

2001 - Jordyn Huitema, Canadian soccer player

Births19 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

615 - Pope Boniface IV (b. 550)

Deaths

997 - Tai Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 939)

Deaths

1157 - Ahmed Sanjar, Seljuk sultan (b. 1086)

Deaths863 years ago

1192 - Ottokar IV, duke of Styria (b. 1163)

Deaths828 years ago

1220 - Richeza of Denmark, queen of Sweden

Deaths800 years ago

1278 - Duan Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1269)

Deaths742 years ago

1319 - Haakon V, king of Norway (b. 1270)

Deaths701 years ago

1473 - John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)

Deaths547 years ago

1538 - Edward Foxe, English bishop and academic (b. 1496)

Deaths482 years ago

1551 - Barbara Radziwiłł, queen of Poland (b. 1520)

Deaths469 years ago

1668 - Catherine of St. Augustine, French-Canadian nun and saint (b. 1632)

Deaths352 years ago

1766 - Samuel Chandler, English minister and author (b. 1693)

Deaths254 years ago

1773 - Ali Bey al-Kabir, Egyptian sultan (b. 1728)

Deaths247 years ago

1781 - Richard Jago, English priest and poet (b. 1715)

Deaths239 years ago
Deaths238 years ago

1785 - Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French general and politician, Prime Minister of France (b. 1719)

Deaths235 years ago

1785 - Pietro Longhi, Italian painter (b. 1701)

Deaths235 years ago

1788 - Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1723)

Deaths232 years ago

1794 - Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist and biologist (b. 1743)

Deaths226 years ago

1819 - Kamehameha I, king of the Hawaiian Islands

Deaths201 years ago

1822 - John Stark, American general (b. 1728)

Deaths198 years ago

1828 - Mauro Giuliani, Italian guitarist, cellist, and composer (b. 1781)

Deaths192 years ago

1837 - Alexander Balashov, Russian general and politician, Russian Minister of Police (b. 1770)

Deaths183 years ago

1842 - Jules Dumont d'Urville, French admiral and explorer (b. 1790)

Deaths178 years ago
Deaths167 years ago

1873 - John Stuart Mill, English economist and civil servant (b. 1806)

Deaths147 years ago

1880 - Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (b. 1821)

Deaths140 years ago

1891 - Helena Blavatsky, Russian-English mystic and author (b. 1831)

Deaths129 years ago

1891 - John Robertson, English-Australian politician, 5th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1816)

Deaths129 years ago

1893 - Manuel González Flores, Mexican general and president, 1880–1884 (b. 1833)

Deaths127 years ago

1903 - Paul Gauguin, French painter and sculptor (b. 1848)

Deaths117 years ago

1907 - Edmund G. Ross, American soldier and politician, 13th Governor of New Mexico Territory (b. 1826)

Deaths113 years ago

1925 - John Beresford, Irish polo player (b. 1847)

Deaths95 years ago

1936 - Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (b. 1880)

Deaths84 years ago

1941 - Natalie, queen consort of Serbia (b. 1859)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Tore Svennberg, Swedish actor and director (b. 1858)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Nikolai Reek, Estonian general and politician, 11th Estonian Minister of War (b. 1890)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Mordechai Anielewicz, Polish commander (b. 1919)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Themistoklis Diakidis, Greek high jumper (b. 1882)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Frank Bourne, British soldier, last survivor of the Battle of Rorke's Drift (b. 1854)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Wilhelm Rediess, German SS officer (b. 1900)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Bernhard Rust, German lieutenant and politician (b. 1883)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Josef Terboven, German lieutenant and politician (b. 1898)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-English businessman, founded Selfridges (b. 1858)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - U Saw, Burmese politician, Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1900)

Deaths72 years ago

1950 - Vital Brazil, Brazilian physician and immunologist (b. 1865)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - William Fox, Austrian businessman, founded Fox Theatres (b. 1879)

Deaths68 years ago

1959 - John Fraser, Canadian soccer player (b. 1881)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - J. H. C. Whitehead, Indian-English mathematician and academic (b. 1904)

Deaths60 years ago

1965 - Wally Hardinge, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1886)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - Remington Kellogg, American zoologist and paleontologist (b. 1892)

Deaths51 years ago

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

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Beatrice Helen Worsley, Mexican-Canadian computer scientist (b. 1921)

Deaths48 years ago

1975 - Avery Brundage, American businessman and art collector (b. 1887)

Deaths45 years ago
Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Neil Bogart, American record producer, co-founded Casablanca Records (b. 1943)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (b. 1950)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - John Fante, American author and screenwriter (b. 1909)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Lila Bell Wallace, American publisher, co-founded Reader's Digest (b. 1890)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Gino Bianco, Italian-Brazilian race car driver (b. 1916)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Karl Marx, German conductor and composer (b. 1897)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Theodore Sturgeon, American author and critic (b. 1918)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Dolph Sweet, American actor (b. 1920)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Ernle Bradford, English historian and author (b. 1922)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Doris Stokes, English psychic and author (b. 1920)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (b. 1907)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Luigi Nono, Italian composer and educator (b. 1924)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Jean Langlais, French pianist and composer (b. 1907)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Rudolf Serkin, Czech-Austrian pianist and educator (b. 1903)

Deaths29 years ago

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

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Avram Davidson, American soldier and author (b. 1923)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - George Peppard, American actor and producer (b. 1928)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (b. 1953)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Beryl Burton, English cyclist (b. 1937)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1926)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Larry Levis, American poet, author, and critic (b. 1946)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Garth Williams, American illustrator (b. 1912)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Johannes Kotkas, Estonian wrestler (b. 1915)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Charles Rebozo, American banker and businessman (b. 1912)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Dirk Bogarde, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Ed Gilbert, American actor (b. 1931)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Soeman Hs, Indonesian author and educator (b. 1904)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Pita Amor, Mexican poet and author (b. 1918)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Dédé Fortin, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1962)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Henry Nicols, American activist (b. 1973)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Elvira Pagã, Brazilian vedette, singer, and artist (b. 1920)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Jean Carrière, French author (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1981)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Iain Macmillan, Scottish photographer and author (b. 1938)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Philip R. Craig, American author and poet (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

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

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Eddy Arnold, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1918)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (b. 1982)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1917)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Bud Shrake, American journalist and author (b. 1931)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (b. 1948)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Everett Lilly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jerry McMorris, American businessman (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Stacy Robinson, American football player (b. 1962)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ampon Tangnoppakul, Thai criminal (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Roman Totenberg, Polish-American violinist and educator (b. 1911)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Jeanne Cooper, American actress (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bryan Forbes, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Juan José Muñoz, Argentinian businessman (b. 1950)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hugh J. Silverman, American philosopher and theorist (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ken Whaley, Austrian-English bass player (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Roger L. Easton, American scientist, co-invented the GPS (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nancy Malone, American actress, director, and producer (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Yago Lamela, Spanish long jumper (b. 1977)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jair Rodrigues, Brazilian singer (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - R. Douglas Stuart Jr., American businessman and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Norway (b. 1916)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Joseph P. Teasdale, American lawyer and politician, 48th Governor of Missouri (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Zeki Alasya, Turkish actor and director (b. 1943)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mwepu Ilunga, Congolese footballer (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Menashe Kadishman, Israeli sculptor and painter (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Juan Schwanner, Hungarian-Chilean footballer and manager (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Atanas Semerdzhiev, Bulgarian soldier and politician, 1st Vice President of Bulgaria (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Tom M. Apostol, American analytic number theorist (b. 1923)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - William Schallert, American actor; president (1979–81) of the Screen Actors Guild (b. 1922)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Big Bully Busick, American professional wrestler (b. 1954)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Anne V. Coates, British film editor (Lawrence of Arabia, The Elephant Man, Erin Brockovich), Oscar winner (1963) (b. 1925)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Sprent Dabwido, President of Nauru from 2011 to 2013 (b. 1972)

Deaths1 years ago

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