Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

1373 - Julian of Norwich has visions of Jesus while suffering from a life-threatening illness, visions which are later described and interpreted in her book Revelations of Divine Love.

Events647 years ago
Events505 years ago

1568 - Battle of Langside: The forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother.

Events452 years ago

1619 - Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after being convicted of treason.

Events401 years ago

1779 - War of the Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators at the Congress of Teschen negotiate an end to the war. In the agreement Austria receives the part of its territory that was taken from it (the Innviertel).

Events241 years ago

1780 - The Cumberland Compact is signed by leaders of the settlers in the Cumberland River area of what would become the U.S. state of Tennessee, providing for democratic government and a formal system of justice.

Events240 years ago

1787 - Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England, with eleven ships full of convicts (the "First Fleet") to establish a penal colony in Australia.

Events233 years ago

1804 - Forces sent by Yusuf Karamanli of Tripoli to retake Derna from the Americans attack the city.

Events216 years ago

1830 - Ecuador gains its independence from Gran Colombia.

Events190 years ago

1846 - Mexican–American War: The United States declares war on the Federal Republic of Mexico following a dispute over the American annexation of the Republic of Texas and a Mexican military incursion.

Events174 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom issues a "proclamation of neutrality" which recognizes the Confederacy as having belligerent rights.

Events159 years ago

1861 - The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.

Events159 years ago

1861 - Pakistan's (then a part of British India) first railway line opens, from Karachi to Kotri.

Events159 years ago

1862 - The USS Planter, a steamer and gunship, steals through Confederate lines and is passed to the Union, by a southern slave, Robert Smalls, who later was officially appointed as captain, becoming the first black man to command a United States ship.

Events158 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Resaca: The battle begins with Union General Sherman fighting toward Atlanta.

Events156 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: Battle of Palmito Ranch: In far south Texas, the last land battle of the Civil War ends with a Confederate victory.

Events155 years ago

1880 - In Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison performs the first test of his electric railway.

Events140 years ago

1888 - With the passage of the Lei Áurea ("Golden Law"), Empire of Brazil abolishes slavery.

Events132 years ago

1909 - The first Giro d'Italia starts from Milan. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna will be the winner.

Events111 years ago

1912 - The Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner of the Royal Air Force, is established in the United Kingdom.

Events108 years ago

1917 - Three children report the first apparition of Our Lady of Fátima in Fátima, Portugal.

Events103 years ago

1940 - World War II: Germany's conquest of France begins as the German army crosses the Meuse. Winston Churchill makes his "blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech to the House of Commons.

Events80 years ago

1940 - Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands flees her country to Great Britain after the German invasion. Princess Juliana takes her children to Canada for their safety.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting against German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: Operations Vulcan and Strike force the surrender of the last Axis troops in Tunisia.

Events77 years ago

1948 - Arab–Israeli War: The Kfar Etzion massacre is committed by Arab irregulars, the day before the declaration of independence of the state of Israel on May 14.

Events72 years ago

1950 - The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.

Events70 years ago

1951 - The 400th anniversary of the founding of the National University of San Marcos is commemorated by the opening of the first large-capacity stadium in Peru.

Events69 years ago

1952 - The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.

Events68 years ago

1954 - The anti-National Service Riots, by Chinese middle school students in Singapore, take place.

Events66 years ago

1954 - The original Broadway production of The Pajama Game opens and runs for another 1,063 performances. Later received three Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, and Best Choreography.

Events66 years ago

1958 - During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators.

Events62 years ago

1958 - May 1958 crisis: A group of French military officers lead a coup in Algiers demanding that a government of national unity be formed with Charles de Gaulle at its head in order to defend French control of Algeria.

Events62 years ago

1958 - Ben Carlin becomes the first (and only) person to circumnavigate the world by amphibious vehicle, having travelled over 17,000 kilometres (11,000 mi) by sea and 62,000 kilometres (39,000 mi) by land during a ten-year journey.

Events62 years ago

1960 - Hundreds of University of California, Berkeley students congregate for the first day of protest against a visit by the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

Events60 years ago

1967 - Dr. Zakir Husain becomes the third President of India. He is the first Muslim President of the Indian Union. He holds this position until August 24, 1969.

Events53 years ago

1969 - May 13 Incident involving sectarian violence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Events51 years ago

1971 - Over 900 unarmed Bengali Hindus are murdered in the Demra massacre.

Events49 years ago

1972 - Faulty electrical wiring ignites a fire underneath the Playtown Cabaret in Osaka, Japan. Blocked exits and non-functional elevators lead to 118 fatalities, with many victims leaping to their deaths.

Events48 years ago

1972 - The Troubles: A car bombing outside a crowded pub in Belfast sparks a two-day gun battle involving the Provisional IRA, Ulster Volunteer Force and British Army. Seven people are killed and over 66 injured.

Events48 years ago

1980 - An F3 tornado hits Kalamazoo County, Michigan. President Jimmy Carter declares it a federal disaster area.

Events40 years ago

1981 - Mehmet Ali Ağca attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square in Rome. The Pope is rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to undergo emergency surgery and survives.

Events39 years ago

1985 - Police bombed MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia to end a stand-off, killing six adults and five children, and destroying the homes of 250 city residents.

Events35 years ago

1989 - Large groups of students occupy Tiananmen Square and begin a hunger strike.

Events31 years ago

1990 - The Dinamo–Red Star riot took place at Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb, Croatia between the Bad Blue Boys (fans of Dinamo Zagreb) and the Delije (fans of Red Star Belgrade).

Events30 years ago

1992 - Li Hongzhi gives the first public lecture on Falun Gong in Changchun, People's Republic of China.

Events28 years ago

1995 - Alison Hargreaves, a 33-year-old British mother, becomes the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.

Events25 years ago

1996 - Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people.

Events24 years ago

1998 - Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesians of Chinese descent are looted and women raped.

Events22 years ago

1998 - India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, following the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.

Events22 years ago

2005 - Andijan uprising, Uzbekistan; Troops open fire on crowds of protestors after a prison break; at least 187 people were killed according to official estimates.

Events15 years ago

2006 - São Paulo violence: Rebellions occur in several prisons in Brazil.

Events14 years ago

2011 - Two bombs explode in the Charsadda District of Pakistan killing 98 people and wounding 140 others.

Events9 years ago

2012 - Forty-nine dismembered bodies are discovered by Mexican authorities on Mexican Federal Highway 40.

Events8 years ago

2013 - American physician Kermit Gosnell is found guilty in Pennsylvania of murdering three infants born alive during attempted abortions, involuntary manslaughter of a woman during an abortion procedure, and other charges.

Events7 years ago

2014 - An explosion at an underground coal mine in southwest Turkey kills 301 miners.

Events6 years ago

Births

1024 - Hugh of Cluny, French abbot and saint (d. 1109)

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1221 - Alexander Nevsky, Russian prince and saint (d. 1263)

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1453 - Mary Stewart, Countess of Arran, Scottish princess (d. 1488)

Births567 years ago

1588 - Ole Worm, Danish physician and historian (d. 1654)

Births432 years ago

1597 - Cornelis Schut, Flemish painter, draughtsman and engraver (d. 1655)

Births423 years ago

1638 - Richard Simon, French priest and scholar (d. 1712)

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1712 - Count Johann Hartwig Ernst von Bernstorff, Danish politician and diplomat (d. 1772)

Births308 years ago

1713 - Alexis Clairaut, French mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist (d. 1765)

Births307 years ago

1717 - Maria Theresa, Archduchess, Queen, and Empress; Austrian wife of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1780)

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1735 - Horace Coignet, French violinist and composer (d. 1821)

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1753 - Lazare Carnot, French general, mathematician, and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1823)

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1792 - Pope Pius IX (d. 1878)

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1794 - Louis Léopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835)

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1795 - Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist and chronologist (d. 1875)

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1811 - Juan Bautista Ceballos, President of Mexico (1853) (b. 1859)

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1830 - Zebulon Baird Vance, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1894)

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1832 - Juris Alunāns, Latvian philologist and author (d. 1864)

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1840 - Alphonse Daudet, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1897)

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1842 - Arthur Sullivan, English composer (d. 1900)

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1853 - Vaiben Louis Solomon, Australian politician, 21st Premier of South Australia (d. 1908)

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1856 - Tom O'Rourke, American boxer and manager (d. 1938)

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1857 - Ronald Ross, Indian-English physician and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)

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1868 - Sumner Paine, American target shooter (d. 1904)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Mehmet Emin Yurdakul, Turkish writer (d. 1944)

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1881 - Lima Barreto, Brazilian journalist and author (d. 1922)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Joe Forshaw, American runner (d. 1964)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Georges Braque, French painter and sculptor (d. 1963)

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1883 - Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek-American pathologist, invented the pap smear (d. 1962)

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1884 - Oskar Rosenfeld, Jewish-Austrian writer and Holocaust victim (d.1944)

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1885 - Mikiel Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984)

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1887 - Lorna Hodgkinson, Australian educator and educational psychologist (d. 1951)

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1888 - Inge Lehmann, Danish seismologist and geophysicist (d. 1993)

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1894 - Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, Icelandic politician, 2nd President of Iceland (d. 1972)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Nandor Fodor, Hungarian-American psychologist, parapsychologist, and author (d. 1964)

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1901 - Murilo Mendes, Brazilian poet and telegrapher (d. 1975)

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1904 - Louis Duffus, Australian-South African cricketer and journalist (d. 1984)

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1905 - Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th President of India (d. 1977)

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1907 - Daphne du Maurier, English novelist and playwright (d. 1989)

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1908 - Eugen Kapp, Estonian composer and educator (d. 1996)

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1909 - Ken Darby, American composer and conductor (d. 1992)

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1911 - Robert Middleton, American actor (d. 1977)

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1911 - Maxine Sullivan, American singer and actress (d. 1987)

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1912 - Gil Evans, Canadian-American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1988)

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1912 - Judah Nadich, American colonel and rabbi (d. 2007)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Robert Dorning, English actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1989)

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1913 - Theo Helfrich, German racing driver (d. 1978)

Births107 years ago

1913 - William R. Tolbert, Jr., Liberian politician, 20th President of Liberia (d. 1980)

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1914 - Joe Louis, American boxer (d. 1981)

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1914 - Johnnie Wright, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Antonia Ferrín Moreiras, Spanish mathematician, academic, and astronomer (d. 2009)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Sachidananda Routray, Indian Oriya-language poet (d. 2004)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Balasaraswati, Indian dancer and instructor (d. 1984)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Gwyn Howells, Australian public servant (d. 1997)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Gareth Morris, English flute player (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Michael Ainsworth, English cricketer (d. 1978)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Otl Aicher, German graphic designer and typographer (d. 1991)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Bea Arthur, American actress and singer (d. 2009)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Ruth Adler Schnee, German-American textile designer and interior designer

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1924 - Theodore Mann, American director and producer (d. 2012)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Harry Schwarz, German-South African lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 13th South African Ambassador to the United States (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1927 - Archie Scott Brown, Scottish race car driver (d. 1958)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Fred Hellerman, American folk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Weavers) (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Herbert Ross, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2001)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Enrique Bolaños, Nicaraguan politician, President of Nicaragua

Births92 years ago

1928 - Édouard Molinaro, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - John Galvin, American general (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Mike Gravel, American lieutenant and politician

Births90 years ago

1930 - José Jiménez Lozano, Spanish journalist and author

Births90 years ago

1930 - Vernon Shaw, Dominican politician, 5th President of Dominica (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Jim Jones, American cult leader, founder of the Peoples Temple (d. 1978)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Sydney Lipworth, South African-English lawyer, businessman, and philanthropist

Births89 years ago

1933 - John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (d. 2002)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist, architect, and academic (d. 2010)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Leon Wagner, American baseball player and actor (d. 2004)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Dominic Cossa, American opera singer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Jan Saudek, Czech photographer and painter

Births85 years ago

1935 - Kája Saudek, Czech author and illustrator (d. 2015)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Bill Rompkey, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2017)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Trevor Baylis, English inventor, invented the wind-up radio (d. 2018)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Roch Carrier, Canadian librarian and author

Births83 years ago

1937 - Zohra Lampert, American actress

Births83 years ago

1937 - Beverley Owen, American actress (d. 2019)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Roger Zelazny, American author and poet (d. 1995)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Giuliano Amato, Italian academic and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Italy

Births82 years ago

1938 - Laurent Beaudoin, Canadian businessman

Births82 years ago

1938 - Anna Cropper, British actress (d. 2007)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Francine Pascal, American author and playwright

Births82 years ago

1938 - Buck Taylor, American actor

Births82 years ago

1939 - Hildrun Claus, German long jumper

Births81 years ago

1939 - Peter Frenkel, German race walker and coach

Births81 years ago

1939 - Harvey Keitel, American actor

Births81 years ago

1940 - Bruce Chatwin, English author (d. 1989)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Kōkichi Tsuburaya, Japanese runner (d. 1968)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Senta Berger, Austrian actress

Births79 years ago

1941 - Joe Brown, English singer and musician

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jody Conradt, American basketball player and coach

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ritchie Valens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Leighton Gage, American author (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Roger Young, American director, producer, and screenwriter

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1943 - Kurt Trampedach, Danish painter and sculptor (d. 2013)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Mary Wells, American singer-songwriter (d. 1992)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Sir Crispin Agnew, 11th Baronet, Scottish explorer, lawyer, and judge

Births76 years ago

1944 - Robert L. Crawford Jr., American actor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Carolyn Franklin, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 1988)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Armistead Maupin, American author, screenwriter, and actor

Births76 years ago

1945 - Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births75 years ago

1945 - Magic Dick, American blues-rock harmonica, trumpet, and saxophone player (The J. Geils Band)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Lou Marini, American saxophonist and composer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor and author (d. 2017)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jean Rondeau, French race car driver and constructor (d. 1985)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Marv Wolfman, American author

Births74 years ago

1947 - Charles Baxter, American novelist, essayist, and poet

Births73 years ago

1947 - Edgar Burcksen, Dutch-American film editor

Births73 years ago

1948 - Sheila Jeffreys, English-Australian political scientist, author, and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dean Meminger, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jane Glover, English conductor and scholar

Births71 years ago

1949 - Zoë Wanamaker, American-British actress

Births71 years ago

1949 - Philip Kruse, Norwegian trumpeter and orchestra leader

Births71 years ago

1950 - Andy Cunningham, English actor (d. 2011)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Danny Kirwan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Joe Johnston, American film director and effects artist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Manning Marable, American author and academic (d. 2011)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Bobby Valentine, American baseball player and manager

Births70 years ago

1950 - Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Rosie Boycott, English journalist and author

Births69 years ago

1951 - Sharon Sayles Belton, American politician, 45th Mayor of Minneapolis

Births69 years ago

1951 - Anand Modak, Indian composer and director (d. 2014)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Herman Philipse, Dutch philosopher and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Selina Scott, English journalist, producer, and author

Births69 years ago

1951 - Paul Thompson, English drummer

Births69 years ago

1952 - John Kasich, American politician, 69th Governor of Ohio

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mary Walsh, Canadian actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Londa Schiebinger, American academic and author

Births68 years ago

1953 - Zlatko Burić, Croat-Danish actor

Births67 years ago
Births67 years ago

1953 - David Voelker, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Harm Wiersma, Dutch draughts player and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ruth A. David, American electrical engineer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Johnny Logan, Australian-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1956 - Richard Madeley, English journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Fred Melamed, American actor

Births64 years ago

1956 - Kailash Vijayvargiya, National General Secretary of Bhartiya Janta Party

Births64 years ago

1957 - Alan Ball, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Frances Barber, English actress

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mark Heap, English actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - David Hill, English organist and conductor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mar Roxas, Filipino economist and politician, 24th Filipino Secretary of the Interior

Births63 years ago

1957 - Koji Suzuki, Japanese author and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1958 - Anthony Ray Parker, American actor

Births62 years ago

1961 - Siobhan Fallon Hogan, American actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Dennis Rodman, American basketball player, wrestler, and actor

Births59 years ago

1962 - Paul Burstow, English politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Nick Hurd, English businessman and politician, Minister for Civil Society

Births58 years ago

1963 - Andrea Leadsom, English politician

Births57 years ago

1963 - Wally Masur, Australian tennis player, coach, and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1964 - Stephen Colbert, American comedian and talk show host

Births56 years ago

1964 - Chris Maitland, English drummer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tom Verica, American actor, television director, and producer

Births56 years ago

1965 - José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountaineer (d. 2006)

Births55 years ago

1965 - Tasmin Little, English violinist and educator

Births55 years ago

1965 - János Marozsán, Hungarian footballer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Hikari Ōta, Japanese comedian and actor

Births55 years ago

1965 - José Rijo, Dominican baseball player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Lari White, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (d. 2018)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Alison Goldfrapp, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Darius Rucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Tish Cyrus, American actress and film producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Shon Greenblatt, American actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Tommy Gunn, pornographic actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Chuck Schuldiner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Melanie Thornton, American-German singer (d. 2001)

Births53 years ago

1968 - Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (d. 1997)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Susan Floyd, American actress

Births52 years ago

1968 - Scott Morrison, Australian politician, 30th Prime Minister of Australia

Births52 years ago

1968 - PMD, American rapper

Births52 years ago

1968 - Dmitriy Shevchenko, Russian discus thrower and coach

Births52 years ago

1969 - Buckethead, American guitarist and songwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Nikos Aliagas, French-Greek journalist and television host

Births51 years ago

1970 - Doug Evans, American football player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Robert Maćkowiak, Polish sprinter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Imogen Boorman, English actress and martial artist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Rob Fredrickson, American football player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Espen Lind, Norwegian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Tom Nalen, American football player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1972 - Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Darryl Sydor, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Pieta van Dishoeck, Dutch rower

Births48 years ago

1973 - Eric Lewis, American pianist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Bridgett Riley, American boxer and stuntwoman

Births47 years ago

1975 - Jamie Allison, Canadian ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Cristian Bezzi, Italian rugby player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Brian Geraghty, American actor

Births45 years ago

1976 - Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Trajan Langdon, American basketball player and scout

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ana Popović, Serbian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Magdalena Walach, Polish actress

Births44 years ago

1977 - Ilse DeLange, Dutch singer-songwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Anthony Q. Farrell, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Robby Hammock, American baseball player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Neil Hopkins, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - James Middlebrook, English cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Samantha Morton, English actress and director

Births43 years ago

1977 - Brian Thomas Smith, American actor and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Pusha T, American rapper

Births43 years ago

1978 - Brooke Anderson, American journalist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mike Bibby, American basketball player and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ryan Bukvich, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Germán Magariños, Argentinian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dilshan Vitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Barry Zito, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Nuwan Zoysa, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Steve Mildenhall, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Ukrainian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - L. J. Smith, American football player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Luciana Berger, English politician

Births39 years ago

1981 - Nicolas Jeanjean, French rugby player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sunny Leone, Canadian American actress, model, and pornstar

Births39 years ago

1981 - Michael Mantenuto, American actor, college ice hockey player, and non-commissioned officer of the United States Army (d. 2017)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Shaun Phillips, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ryan Piers Williams, American actor and film director

Births39 years ago

1982 - Albert Crusat, Spanish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Larry Fonacier, Filipino basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Oguchi Onyewu, American soccer player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Natalie Cassidy, English actress and singer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Anita Görbicz, Hungarian handball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Johnny Hoogerland, Dutch cyclist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (d. 2007)

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jacob Reynolds, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Yaya Touré, Ivorian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - J. B. Cox, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Benny Dayal, Indian singer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Dawn Harper, American hurdler

Births36 years ago

1984 - Caroline Rotich, Kenyan runner

Births36 years ago

1985 - Javier Balboa, Spanish-Equatoguinean footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jaroslav Halák, Slovak ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - David Hernandez, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Carolina Luján, Argentine chess player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Iwan Rheon, Welsh actor and singer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Travis Zajac, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Lena Dunham, American actress, director, and screenwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Eun-Hee Ji, South Korean golfer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Robert Pattinson, English actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - Alexander Rybak, Belarusian-Norwegian singer-songwriter, violinist, and actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - Scott Sutter, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nino Schurter, Swiss cyclist

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kris Versteeg, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Antonio Adán, Spanish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Hugo Becker, French actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Matt Doyle, American actor and singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Laura Izibor, Irish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Candice King, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sandro Mareco, Argentine chess player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Hunter Parrish, American actor and singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Marianne Vos, Dutch cyclist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Charlotte Wessels, Dutch singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Bobby Shuttleworth, American soccer player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Paulo Avelino, Filipino actor and singer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Didier Cohen, Australian DJ, producer and media personality

Births32 years ago

1988 - Casey Donovan, Australian singer-songwriter

Births32 years ago

1989 - P. K. Subban, Canadian ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Mychal Givens, American baseball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Anders Fannemel, Norwegian ski jumper

Births29 years ago

1992 - Bill Arnold, American ice hockey player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Willson Contreras, Venezuelan baseball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Josh Papalii, New Zealand-Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Georgina García Pérez, Spanish tennis player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Stefan Kraft, Austrian ski jumper

Births27 years ago

1993 - Debby Ryan, American actress and singer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Romelu Lukaku, Belgian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Siim-Tanel Sammelselg, Estonian ski jumper

Births27 years ago

1993 - Tones and I, Australian singer-songwriter

Births27 years ago

1994 - Łukasz Moneta, Polish footballer

Births26 years ago

1997 - Reimis Smith, Australian rugby league player

Births23 years ago

Deaths

189 - Emperor Ling of Han, Chinese emperor (b. 156)

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Deaths708 years ago

1573 - Takeda Shingen, Japanese daimyō (b. 1521)

Deaths447 years ago

1619 - Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch politician (b. 1547)

Deaths401 years ago

1704 - Louis Bourdaloue, French preacher and author (b. 1632)

Deaths316 years ago

1726 - Francesco Antonio Pistocchi, Italian singer (b. 1659)

Deaths294 years ago

1782 - Daniel Solander, Swedish-English botanist and phycologist (b. 1736)

Deaths238 years ago

1807 - Eliphalet Dyer, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1721)

Deaths213 years ago

1809 - Beilby Porteus, English bishop (b. 1731)

Deaths211 years ago

1832 - Georges Cuvier, French zoologist and academic (b. 1769)

Deaths188 years ago

1835 - John Nash, English architect, designed the Royal Pavilion (b. 1752)

Deaths185 years ago

1866 - Nikolai Brashman, Czech-Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1796)

Deaths154 years ago

1878 - Joseph Henry, American physicist and academic (b. 1797)

Deaths142 years ago

1884 - Cyrus McCormick, American businessman, co-founded the International Harvester Company (b. 1809)

Deaths136 years ago

1885 - Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician, pathologist, and anatomist (b. 1809)

Deaths135 years ago

1903 - Apolinario Mabini, Filipino lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Philippines (b. 1864)

Deaths117 years ago

1916 - Sholem Aleichem, Ukrainian-American author and playwright (b. 1859)

Deaths104 years ago

1921 - Jean Aicard, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1848)

Deaths99 years ago

1926 - Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian-American bishop (b. 1857)

Deaths94 years ago

1929 - Arthur Scherbius, German electrical engineer, invented the Enigma machine (b. 1878)

Deaths91 years ago

1930 - Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian scientist, explorer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)

Deaths90 years ago

1938 - Charles Édouard Guillaume, Swiss-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Frederick Christian, English cricketer (b. 1877)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Ōnishiki Uichirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 26th Yokozuna (b. 1891)

Deaths79 years ago

1945 - Tubby Hall, American drummer (b. 1895)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Zara DuPont, American suffragist (b. 1869)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Sukanta Bhattacharya, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1926)

Deaths73 years ago
Deaths72 years ago

1957 - Michael Fekete, Hungarian-Israeli mathematician and academic (b. 1886)

Deaths63 years ago

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

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Henry Trendley Dean, American dentist (b. 1893)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Franz Kline, American painter and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Alois Hudal, Austrian-Italian bishop (b. 1885)

Deaths57 years ago

1972 - Dan Blocker, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican poet and diplomat (b. 1902)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Arthur J. Burks, American colonel and author (b. 1898)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Bob Wills, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1905)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Mickey Spillane, American mobster (b. 1934)

Deaths43 years ago

1985 - Leatrice Joy, American actress (b. 1893)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Richard Ellmann, American literary critic and biographer (b. 1918)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - Chet Baker, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1929)

Deaths32 years ago

1992 - F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (b. 1909)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Duncan Hamilton, Irish-English race car driver (b. 1920)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - John Swainson, Canadian-American jurist and politician, 42nd Governor of Michigan (b. 1925)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Hao Wang, Chinese-American logician, philosopher, and mathematician (b. 1921)

Deaths25 years ago

1999 - Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Saudi Arabian scholar and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Gene Sarazen, American golfer and journalist (b. 1902)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Paul Bartel, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Jumbo Tsuruta, Japanese wrestler (b. 1951)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Jason Miller, American actor and playwright (b. 1939)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress and author (b. 1925)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1939)

Deaths18 years ago

2005 - Eddie Barclay, French record producer, founded Barclay Records (b. 1921)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - George Dantzig, American mathematician and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian and scholar (b. 1923)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (b. 1949)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1930)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Ron Stone, American journalist and author (b. 1936)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Frank Aletter, American actor (b. 1926)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Meir Brandsdorfer, Belgian rabbi (b. 1934)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Achille Compagnoni, Italian skier and mountaineer (b. 1914)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Stephen De Staebler, American sculptor and educator (b. 1933)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Wallace McCain, Canadian businessman, co-founded McCain Foods (b. 1930)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Bruce Ricker, American director and producer (b. 1942)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Arsala Rahmani Daulat, Afghan politician (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Cuban-American theologian, author, and academic (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Lee Richardson, English speedway rider (b. 1979)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Don Ritchie, Australian humanitarian (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Nguyễn Văn Thiện, Vietnamese bishop (b. 1906)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, author, and actress (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Otto Herrigel, Namibian lawyer and politician (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jagdish Mali, Indian photographer (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Chuck Muncie, American football player (b. 1953)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Fyodor Tuvin, Russian footballer (b. 1973)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lynne Woolstencroft, Canadian politician (b. 1943)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - David Malet Armstrong, Australian philosopher and author (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Malik Bendjelloul, Swedish director and producer (b. 1977)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - J. F. Coleman, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ron Stevens, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1949)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, American occultist and author (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Earl Averill, Jr., American baseball player (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Robert Drasnin, American clarinet player and composer (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nina Otkalenko, Russian runner (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - David Sackett, American-Canadian physician and academic (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Gainan Saidkhuzhin, Russian cyclist (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Margot Kidder, Canadian-American actress (b. 1948)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Doris Day, American singer and actress (b. 1922)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Unita Blackwell, American civil rights activist and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths1 years ago

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