Holidays and observances

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


254 - Pope Stephen I succeeds Pope Lucius I, becoming the 23rd pope of the Catholic Church.


907 - Zhu Wen forces Emperor Ai into abdicating, ending the Tang dynasty after nearly three hundred years of rule.

Events829 years ago

1328 - Antipope Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome by the Bishop of Venice.

Events692 years ago

1364 - Jagiellonian University, the oldest university in Poland, is founded in Kraków.

Events656 years ago

1510 - The Prince of Anhua rebellion begins when Zhu Zhifan kills all the officials invited to a banquet and declares his intent on ousting the powerful Ming dynasty eunuch Liu Jin during the reign of the Zhengde Emperor.

Events510 years ago

1551 - National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru.

Events469 years ago
Events432 years ago

1593 - London playwright Thomas Kyd is arrested and tortured by the Privy Council for libel.

Events427 years ago

1689 - King William's War: William III of England joins the League of Augsburg starting a war with France.

Events331 years ago

1743 - Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia after defeating her rival, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor.

Events277 years ago
Events242 years ago

1780 - American Revolutionary War: In the largest defeat of the Continental Army, Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces.

Events240 years ago
Events223 years ago

1821 - The first major battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks is fought in Valtetsi.

Events199 years ago

1846 - The Donner Party of pioneers departs Independence, Missouri for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship and cannibalism.

Events174 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: U.S. federal troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Events158 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Raymond: Two divisions of James B. McPherson's XVII Corps turn the left wing of Confederate General John C. Pemberton's defensive line on Fourteen Mile Creek, opening up the interior of Mississippi to the Union Army during the Vicksburg Campaign.

Events157 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: Union troops assault a Confederate salient known as the "Mule Shoe", with the fiercest fighting of the war, much of it hand-to-hand combat, occurring at "the Bloody Angle" on the northwest.

Events156 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: The Battle of Palmito Ranch: The first day of the last major land action to take place during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory.

Events155 years ago

1870 - The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15.

Events150 years ago

1881 - In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.

Events139 years ago

1885 - North-West Rebellion: The four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel Métis against the Canadian government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat.

Events135 years ago

1888 - In Southeast Asia, the North Borneo Chartered Company's territories become the British protectorate of North Borneo.

Events132 years ago

1926 - The Italian-built airship Norge becomes the first vessel to fly over the North Pole.

Events94 years ago

1932 - Ten weeks after his abduction, Charles Jr., the infant son of Charles Lindbergh, is found dead near Hopewell, New Jersey, just a few miles from the Lindberghs' home.

Events88 years ago

1933 - The Agricultural Adjustment Act, which restricts agricultural production through government purchase of livestock for slaughter and paying subsidies to farmers when they remove land from planting, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Events87 years ago

1937 - The Duke and Duchess of York are crowned as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Westminster Abbey.

Events83 years ago

1941 - Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Second Battle of Kharkov: In eastern Ukraine, Red Army forces under Marshal Semyon Timoshenko launch a major offensive from the Izium bridgehead, only to be encircled and destroyed by the troops of Army Group South two weeks later.

Events78 years ago

1942 - World War II: The U.S. tanker SS Virginia is torpedoed in the mouth of the Mississippi River by the German submarine U-507.

Events78 years ago

1948 - Wilhelmina, Queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, cedes the throne.

Events72 years ago
Events71 years ago

1965 - The Soviet spacecraft Luna 5 crashes on the Moon.

Events55 years ago

1968 - Vietnam War: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral.

Events52 years ago

1978 - In Zaire, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining center of the province of Shaba (now known as Katanga); the local government asks the US, France and Belgium to restore order.

Events42 years ago

1982 - During a procession outside the shrine of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal, security guards overpower Juan María Fernández y Krohn before he can attack Pope John Paul II with a bayonet.

Events38 years ago

1989 - The San Bernardino train disaster kills four people. A week later an underground gasoline pipeline explodes killing two more people.

Events31 years ago

1998 - Four students are shot at Trisakti University, leading to widespread riots and the fall of Suharto.

Events22 years ago

2002 - Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro, becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.

Events18 years ago

2003 - The Riyadh compound bombings, carried out by al-Qaeda, kill 26 people.

Events17 years ago

2006 - Mass unrest by the Primeiro Comando da Capital begins in São Paulo (Brazil), leaving at least 150 dead.

Events14 years ago

2006 - Iranian Azeris interpret a cartoon published in an Iranian magazine as insulting, resulting in massive riots throughout the country.

Events14 years ago

2008 - An earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.

Events12 years ago

2008 - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts the largest-ever raid of a workplace in Postville, Iowa, arresting nearly 400 immigrants for identity theft and document fraud.

Events12 years ago

2010 - Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 crashes on final approach to Tripoli International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, killing 103 out of the 104 people on board.

Events10 years ago

2015 - A train derailment in Philadelphia kills eight people and injures more than 200.

Events5 years ago

2015 - Massive Nepal earthquake kills 218 people and injures more than 3500.

Events5 years ago

2017 - A ransomware attack attacks over 400 thousand computers worldwide, targeting computers of the United Kingdom's National Health Services and Telefónica computers.

Events3 years ago

2018 - Paris knife attack: A man was fatally shot by police in Paris after killing one and injuring several others.

Events2 years ago


Births695 years ago

1401 - Emperor Shōkō of Japan (d. 1428)

Births619 years ago

1479 - Pompeo Colonna, Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)

Births541 years ago

1496 - Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1560)

Births524 years ago
Births430 years ago

1606 - Joachim von Sandrart, German art-historian and painter (d. 1688)

Births414 years ago

1622 - Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French-Canadian soldier and politician, 3rd Governor General of New France (d. 1698)

Births398 years ago

1626 - Louis Hennepin, Flemish priest and missionary (d. 1705)

Births394 years ago

1670 - Augustus II the Strong, Polish king (d. 1733)

Births350 years ago

1700 - Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect and engineer, designed the Palace of Caserta and Royal Palace of Milan (d. 1773)

Births320 years ago
Births295 years ago

1739 - Johann Baptist Wanhal, Czech-Austrian organist and composer (d. 1813)

Births281 years ago

1754 - Franz Anton Hoffmeister, German composer and publisher (d. 1812)

Births266 years ago

1755 - Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1824)

Births265 years ago

1767 - Manuel Godoy, Spanish field marshal and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1851)

Births253 years ago

1774 - Ellis Cunliffe Lister, English politician (d. 1853)

Births246 years ago

1777 - Mary Reibey, Australian businesswoman (d. 1855)

Births243 years ago

1803 - Justus von Liebig, German chemist and academic (d. 1873)

Births217 years ago

1804 - Robert Baldwin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Premier of West Canada (d. 1858)

Births216 years ago

1806 - Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish philosopher and politician (d. 1881)

Births214 years ago

1812 - Edward Lear, English poet and illustrator (d. 1888)

Births208 years ago

1814 - Adolf von Henselt, German pianist and composer (d. 1889)

Births206 years ago

1820 - Florence Nightingale, Italian-English nurse, social reformer, and statistician (d. 1910)

Births200 years ago

1825 - Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, French lawyer and explorer (d. 1878)

Births195 years ago

1828 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet and painter (d. 1882)

Births192 years ago

1829 - Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer and educator (d. 1896)

Births191 years ago

1839 - Tôn Thất Thuyết, Vietnamese mandarin (d. 1913)

Births181 years ago

1840 - Alejandro Gorostiaga, Chilean colonel (d. 1912)

Births180 years ago

1842 - Jules Massenet, French composer (d. 1912)

Births178 years ago

1845 - Gabriel Fauré, French pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)

Births175 years ago

1850 - Henry Cabot Lodge, American historian and politician (d. 1924)

Births170 years ago

1850 - Frederick Holder, Australian politician, 19th Premier of South Australia (d. 1909)

Births170 years ago

1859 - William Alden Smith, American lawyer and politician (d. 1932)

Births161 years ago

1859 - Frank Wilson, English-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1918)

Births161 years ago

1863 - Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury, Bengali writer, painter, violin player and composer, technologist and entrepreneur. (d. 1915)

Births157 years ago

1867 - Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer and accountant (d. 1938)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Carl Schuhmann, German gymnast, wrestler, and weightlifter (d. 1946)

Births151 years ago

1872 - Anton Korošec, Slovenian priest and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (d. 1940)

Births148 years ago

1873 - J. E. H. MacDonald, English-Canadian painter (d. 1932)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian pediatrician and immunologist (d. 1929)

Births146 years ago

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

Births145 years ago

1880 - Lincoln Ellsworth, American explorer (d. 1951)

Births140 years ago

1885 - Paltiel Daykan, Lithuanian-Israeli lawyer and jurist (d. 1969)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Saneatsu Mushanokōji, Japanese author (d. 1976)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Ernst A. Lehmann, German captain and pilot (d. 1937)

Births134 years ago

1899 - Indra Devi, Latvian yoga instructor (d. 2002)

Births121 years ago

1889 - Abelardo L. Rodríguez, substitute president of Mexico (1932-1934) (d. 1967)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Otto Frank, German-Swiss businessman and Holocaust survivor; father of diarist Anne Frank (d. 1980)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Fritz Kortner, Austrian-German actor and director (d. 1970)

Births128 years ago

1895 - William Giauque, Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian-American philosopher and author (d. 1986)

Births125 years ago

1900 - Helene Weigel, Austrian-German actress (d. 1971)

Births120 years ago

1901 - The Duke of Paducah, American country comedian, radio host and banjo player (d. 1986)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Faith Bennett, British actress and ATA pilot during WWII (d. 1969)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Wilfrid Hyde-White, English actor (d. 1991)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Édouard Rinfret, Canadian lawyer and politician, Postmaster General of Canada (d. 1994)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Leslie Charteris, English author and screenwriter (d. 1993)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Nicholas Kaldor, Hungarian-English economist (d. 1986)

Births112 years ago

1910 - James Dudley, American baseball player, wrestling manager and executive (d. 2004)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Johan Ferrier, Surinamese educator and politician, 1st President of Suriname (d. 2010)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Dorothy Hodgkin, English biochemist, crystallographer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Gordon Jenkins, American pianist and composer (d. 1984)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Charles Biro, American author and illustrator (d. 1972)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Henry Jonsson, Swedish runner (d. 2001)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Marshal Royal, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1995)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Bertus Aafjes, Dutch poet and author (d. 1993)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Howard K. Smith, American journalist and actor (d. 2002)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Tony Strobl, American comics artist and animator (d. 1991)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Albert Murray, American author and critic (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (d. 2001)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Julius Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)

Births102 years ago

1921 - Joseph Beuys, German sculptor and illustrator (d. 1986)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Farley Mowat, Canadian environmentalist and author (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Marco Denevi, Argentinian lawyer and author (d. 1998)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Murray Gershenz, American actor and businessman (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (d. 1991)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Roy Salvadori, English race car driver and manager (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Maxine Cooper, American actress and photographer (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian-American mathematician and poet (d. 2016)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Tony Hancock, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Paulette Poujol-Oriol, Hatian educator and writer (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Viren J. Shah, Indian politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Burt Bacharach, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

Births92 years ago

1929 - Sam Nujoma, Namibian politician, 1st President of Namibia

Births91 years ago

1929 - Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Jesús Franco, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Joel Joffe, Baron Joffe, South African-English lawyer and politician (d. 2017)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Andrei Voznesensky, Russian poet (d. 2010)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Felipe Alou, Dominican-American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births85 years ago

1935 - Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births85 years ago

1936 - Guillermo Endara, Panamanian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Panama (d. 2009)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Tom Snyder, American journalist and talk show host (d. 2007)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Frank Stella, American painter and sculptor

Births84 years ago

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

Births83 years ago

1937 - George Carlin, American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2008)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Susan Hampshire, English actress

Births83 years ago

1937 - Miriam Stoppard, English physician and author

Births83 years ago

1938 - Millie Perkins, American actress

Births82 years ago

1939 - Cyril Chantler, English pediatrician and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jalal Dabagh, Kurdish journalist and politician

Births81 years ago

1939 - Miltiadis Evert, Greek minister and politician, 69th Mayor of Athens (d. 2011)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ron Ziegler, American politician, White House Press Secretary (d. 2003)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Lill Lindfors, Swedish singer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer (d. 2008)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Ruud de Wolff, Dutch singer member of the duo The Blue Diamonds (d. 2000)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Ian Dury, English singer-songwriter (d. 2000)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Michel Fugain, French singer-songwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Billy Swan, American country singer-songwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Dragoljub Velimirović, Serbian chess player and theoretician (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1944 - Chris Patten, English academic and politician, 28th Governor of Hong Kong

Births76 years ago

1945 - Alan Ball, Jr., English footballer and manager (d. 2007)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Ian McLagan, English keyboard player and songwriter (Small Faces and Faces) (d. 2014)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Patrick Ricard, French businessman (d. 2012)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Daniel Libeskind, American architect, designed the Imperial War Museum North and Jewish Museum

Births74 years ago

1947 - Michael Ignatieff, Canadian journalist and politician

Births73 years ago

1948 - Lindsay Crouse, American actress

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dave Heineman, American captain and politician, 39th Governor of Nebraska

Births72 years ago

1948 - Richard Riehle, American actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Steve Winwood, English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Ross Bleckner, American painter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Bruce Boxleitner, American actor and author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor, director, and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, Scottish lawyer, academic, and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Billy Squier, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1951 - George Karl, American basketball player and coach

Births69 years ago

1954 - Barry Ackroyd, English cinematographer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Kix Brooks, American country music singer-songwriter and musician (Brooks & Dunn)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - Sergio Marchi, Argentinean-Canadian urban planner and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of International Trade

Births64 years ago

1956 - Greg Phillinganes, American keyboardist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Asad Rauf, Pakistani cricketer and umpire

Births64 years ago

1957 - Ziya Onis, Turkish economist and academic

Births63 years ago

1958 - Kim Greist, American actress and model

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jennifer Hetrick, American actress

Births62 years ago

1958 - Andreas Petroulakis, Greek cartoonist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Eric Singer, American drummer and songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Dries van Noten, Belgian fashion designer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Dave Christian, American ice hockey player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ray Gillen, American rock singer-songwriter (d. 1993)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ving Rhames, American actor

Births61 years ago

1960 - Lisa Martin, Australian runner

Births60 years ago

1961 - Thomas Dooley, German-American soccer player and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Billy Duffy, English rock guitarist and songwriter (The Cult)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor and comedian

Births59 years ago

1962 - Emilio Estevez, American actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Brett Gurewitz, American guitarist and songwriter (Bad Religion)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Panagiotis Fasoulas, Greek basketball player and politician

Births57 years ago

1963 - Gavin Hood, South African actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Stefano Modena, Italian race car driver

Births57 years ago

1963 - Vanessa A. Williams, American actress and producer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Pierre Morel, French director and cinematographer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Renée Simonsen, Danish model and writer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Stephen Baldwin, American actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Dez Fafara, American metal singer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Bebel Gilberto, American-Brazilian singer-songwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Deborah Kara Unger, Canadian actress

Births54 years ago

1967 - Mireille Bousquet-Mélou, French mathematician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Bill Shorten, Australian politician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Tony Hawk, American skateboarder and actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Catherine Tate, English actress and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Suzanne Clément, Canadian actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Kim Fields, American actress

Births51 years ago

1970 - Mark Foster, English swimmer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jim Furyk, American golfer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Samantha Mathis, American actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mike Weir, Canadian golfer

Births50 years ago

1970 - David A. R. White, American actor and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Doug Basham, American wrestler

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jamie Luner, American actress

Births49 years ago

1972 - Christian Campbell, Canadian-American actor, writer and photographer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Rhea Seehorn, American actress

Births48 years ago

1973 - Mackenzie Astin, American actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Forbes March, Canadian actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Lutz Pfannenstiel, German footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1975 - Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2015)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ricky Ortiz, American professional wrestler and football player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rap musician and producer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Graeme Dott, Scottish snooker player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Rebecca Herbst, American actress

Births43 years ago

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

Births43 years ago

1977 - Onur Saylak, Turkish actor, filmmaker and director

Births43 years ago

1977 - Rachel Wilson, Canadian actress and voice actress

Births43 years ago

1978 - Aaron Abrams, Canadian actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Malin Åkerman, Swedish-Canadian model, actress, and singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jason Biggs, American actor and comedian

Births42 years ago

1978 - Aya Ishiguro, Japanese singer and fashion designer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Lidia Kopania, Polish singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Amy Sloan, Canadian actress

Births42 years ago

1979 - Adrian Serioux,Canadian soccer player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Steve Smith Sr., American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Aaron Yoo, American actor

Births41 years ago

1980 - Keith Bogans, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Rami Malek, American actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kentaro Sato, Japanese-American composer and conductor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor and singer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Donnie Nietes, Filipino boxer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Rhian Wilkinson, Canadian soccer player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Domhnall Gleeson, Irish actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - Alina Kabaeva, Russian gymnast and politician

Births37 years ago

1983 - Yujiro Kushida, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Virginie Razzano, French tennis player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Francisco Javier Torres, Mexican footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Clare Bowen, Australian actress and singer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Paolo Goltz, Argentinian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Andrew Howe, Italian long jumper and sprinter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jeroen Simaeys, Belgian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Jonathan Orozco, Mexican footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress

Births34 years ago

1987 - Alex Gough, Canadian luger

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kieron Pollard, Trinidadian cricketer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Marcelo, Brazilian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Eleftheria Eleftheriou, Greek Cypriot singer, musician, and actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Florent Amodio, French figure skater

Births30 years ago

1990 - Tobias Strobl, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Malcolm David Kelley, American actor

Births28 years ago

1995 - Luke Benward, American actor and singer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Kenton Duty, American actor

Births25 years ago

1995 - Irina Khromacheva, Russian tennis player

Births25 years ago

1997 - Morgan Lake, English athlete

Births23 years ago

1997 - Odeya Rush, Israeli actress

Births23 years ago

1998 - Mohamed Bamba, American professional basketball player

Births22 years ago


805 - Æthelhard, archbishop of Canterbury


940 - Eutychius, patriarch of Alexandria (b. 877)


1003 - Sylvester II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 946)

Deaths1017 years ago

1012 - Sergius IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 970)

Deaths1008 years ago

1090 - Liutold of Eppenstein, duke of Carinthia

Deaths930 years ago

1161 - Fergus of Galloway, Scottish nobleman

Deaths859 years ago

1182 - Valdemar I, king of Denmark (b. 1131)

Deaths838 years ago

1331 - Engelbert of Admont, Benedictine abbot and scholar

Deaths689 years ago

1382 - Joanna I, queen of Naples (b. 1328)

Deaths638 years ago

1465 - Thomas Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1409)

Deaths555 years ago

1490 - Joanna, Portuguese princess and regent (b. 1452)

Deaths530 years ago

1529 - Cecily Bonville, 7th Baroness Harington, English noblewoman (b. 1460)

Deaths491 years ago

1599 - Murad Mirza, Mughal prince (b. 1570)

Deaths421 years ago

1634 - George Chapman, English poet and playwright (b. 1559)

Deaths386 years ago

1641 - Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1593)

Deaths379 years ago

1684 - Edme Mariotte, French physicist and priest (b. 1620)

Deaths336 years ago

1699 - Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (b. 1626)

Deaths321 years ago

1700 - John Dryden, English poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1631)

Deaths320 years ago

1708 - Adolphus Frederick II, duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1658)

Deaths312 years ago

1748 - Thomas Lowndes, English astronomer and academic (b. 1692)

Deaths272 years ago

1759 - Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (b. 1700)

Deaths261 years ago

1784 - Abraham Trembley, Swiss zoologist and academic (b. 1710)

Deaths236 years ago

1792 - Charles Simon Favart, French playwright and composer (b. 1710)

Deaths228 years ago

1796 - Johann Uz, German poet and author (b. 1720)

Deaths224 years ago

1801 - Nicholas Repnin, Russian general and politician, Governor-General of Baltic provinces (b. 1734)

Deaths219 years ago

1842 - Walenty Wańkowicz, Belarusian-Polish painter (b. 1799)

Deaths178 years ago

1845 - János Batsányi, Hungarian poet and academic (b. 1763)

Deaths175 years ago

1856 - Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1786)

Deaths164 years ago

1859 - Sergey Aksakov, Russian author and academic (b. 1791)

Deaths161 years ago

1860 - Charles Barry, English architect, designed Upper Brook Street Chapel and the Palace of Westminster (b. 1795)

Deaths160 years ago

1864 - J. E. B. Stuart, American general (b. 1833)

Deaths156 years ago

1867 - Friedrich Wilhelm Eduard Gerhard, German archaeologist and academic (b. 1795)

Deaths153 years ago

1878 - Anselme Payen, French chemist and academic (b. 1795)

Deaths142 years ago

1876 - Georgi Benkovski, Bulgarian activist (b. 1843)

Deaths144 years ago

1884 - Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer and educator (b. 1824)

Deaths136 years ago

1907 - Joris-Karl Huysmans, French author and critic (b. 1848)

Deaths113 years ago

1916 - James Connolly, Scottish-born Irish socialist and rebel leader (b. 1868)

Deaths104 years ago

1925 - Amy Lowell, American poet and critic (b. 1874)

Deaths95 years ago

1931 - Eugène Ysaÿe, Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1858)

Deaths89 years ago

1935 - Józef Piłsudski, Polish field marshal and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1867)

Deaths85 years ago

1944 - Max Brand, American journalist and author (b. 1892)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Arthur Quiller-Couch, English author, poet, and critic (b. 1863)

Deaths76 years ago

1956 - Louis Calhern, American actor and singer (b. 1895)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1885)

Deaths63 years ago

1963 - Richard Girulatis, German footballer and manager (b. 1878)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Robert Kerr, Irish-Canadian sprinter and coach (b. 1882)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Agnes Forbes Blackadder, Scottish medical doctor (b. 1875)

Deaths56 years ago

1966 - Felix Steiner, Russian-German SS officer (b. 1896)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - John Masefield, English poet and author (b. 1878)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Nelly Sachs, German poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Heinie Manush, American baseball player and coach (b. 1901)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Frances Marion, American screenwriter, novelist and journalist (b. 1888)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Art Pollard, American race car driver (b. 1927)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Wayne Maki, Canadian National Hockey League player (b. 1944)

Deaths46 years ago

1980 - Lillian Roth, American actress 9b. 1910)

Deaths40 years ago

1985 - Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (b. 1901)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Elisabeth Bergner, German actress (b. 1897)

Deaths34 years ago

1992 - Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and songwriter (b. 1911)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Robert Reed, American actor (b. 1932)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Zeno Colò, Italian Olympic alpine skier (b.1920)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Erik Erikson, German-American psychologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1902)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - John Smith, Scottish-English lawyer and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1938)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Ștefan Kovács, Romanian football player and coach (b. 1920)

Deaths25 years ago

1999 - Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American illustrator (b. 1914)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Perry Como, American singer and television host (b. 1912)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alexei Tupolev, Russian engineer, designed the Tupolev Tu-144 (b. 1925)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French-American diplomat (b. 1933)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Ömer Kavur, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Martin Lings, English author and scholar (b. 1909)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress (b. 1937)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Hussein Maziq, Libyan politician, Prime Minister of Libya (b. 1918)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and illustrator (b. 1925)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Irena Sendler, Polish nurse and humanitarian (b. 1910)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Antonio Vega, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1957)

Deaths11 years ago

2012 - Jan Bens, Dutch footballer and coach (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Eddy Paape, Belgian illustrator (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Gerd Langguth, German political scientist, author, and academic (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Cornell Borchers, Lithuanian-German actress and singer (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Marco Cé, Italian cardinal (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - H. R. Giger, Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Lorenzo Zambrano, Mexican businessman and philanthropist (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Peter Gay, German-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - William Zinsser American journalist and critic (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Mike Agostini, Trinidadian sprinter (b. 1935)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Mauno Koivisto, Finnish banker and politician, 9th President of Finland (b. 1923)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer (b. 1945)

Deaths2 years ago

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