Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest date on which Armed Forces Day (United States) can fall, while May 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Saturday of May.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Paraguay), celebrates the independence of Paraguay from Spain in 1811. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, May 14.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

La Corsa dei Ceri begins on the eve of the feast day of Saint Ubaldo. (Gubbio)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Peace Officers Memorial Day (United States)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

495 BC - A newly constructed temple in honour of the god Mercury was dedicated in ancient Rome on the Circus Maximus, between the Aventine and Palatine hills. To spite the senate and the consuls, the people awarded the dedication to a senior military officer, Marcus Laetorius.

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221 - Liu Bei, Chinese warlord, proclaims himself emperor of Shu Han, the successor of the Han dynasty.

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392 - Emperor Valentinian II is assassinated while advancing into Gaul against the Frankish usurper Arbogast. He is found hanging in his residence at Vienne.

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589 - King Authari marries Theodelinda, daughter of the Bavarian duke Garibald I. A Catholic, she has great influence among the Lombard nobility.

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908 - The three-year-old Constantine VII, the son of Emperor Leo VI the Wise, is crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire by Patriarch Euthymius I at Constantinople.

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1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad extirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition.

Events768 years ago

1525 - Insurgent peasants led by Anabaptist pastor Thomas Müntzer were defeated at the Battle of Frankenhausen, ending the German Peasants' War in the Holy Roman Empire.

Events495 years ago

1536 - Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, stands trial in London on charges of treason, adultery and incest; she is condemned to death by a specially-selected jury.

Events484 years ago
Events453 years ago

1618 - Johannes Kepler confirms his previously rejected discovery of the third law of planetary motion (he first discovered it on March 8 but soon rejected the idea after some initial calculations were made).

Events402 years ago
Events372 years ago

1718 - James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world's first machine gun.

Events302 years ago

1730 - Robert Walpole effectively became the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Events290 years ago

1776 - American Revolution: The Fifth Virginia Convention instructs its Continental Congress delegation to propose a resolution of independence from Great Britain, paving the way for the United States Declaration of Independence.

Events244 years ago
Events228 years ago

1793 - Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for "about 360 meters", at a height of 5–6 meters, during one of the first attempted manned flights.

Events227 years ago
Events224 years ago

1800 - King George III of the United Kingdom survives an assassination attempt by James Hadfield, who is later acquitted by reason of insanity.

Events220 years ago

1817 - Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).

Events203 years ago
Events184 years ago

1848 - Serfdom is abolished in the Habsburg Galicia, as a result of the 1848 revolutions. The rest of monarchy followed later in the year.

Events172 years ago

1849 - Troops of the Two Sicilies take Palermo and crush the republican government of Sicily.

Events171 years ago

1850 - The Bloody Island massacre takes place in Lake County, California, in which a large number of Pomo Indians are slaughtered by a regiment of the United States Cavalry.

Events170 years ago

1850 - The Arana–Southern Treaty is ratified, ending "the existing differences" between Great Britain and Argentina.

Events170 years ago

1851 - The first Australian gold rush is proclaimed, although the discovery had been made three months earlier.

Events169 years ago

1858 - Opening of the present Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

Events162 years ago

1862 - President Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law creating the United States Bureau of Agriculture. It is later renamed the United States Department of Agriculture.

Events158 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of New Market, Virginia: Students from the Virginia Military Institute fight alongside the Confederate army to force Union General Franz Sigel out of the Shenandoah Valley.

Events156 years ago

1867 - Canadian Bank of Commerce opens for business in Toronto, Ontario. The bank would later merge with Imperial Bank of Canada to become what is CIBC in 1961.

Events153 years ago

1891 - Pope Leo XIII defends workers' rights and property rights in the encyclical Rerum novarum, the beginning of modern Catholic social teaching.

Events129 years ago

1904 - Russo-Japanese War: The Russian minelayer Amur lays a minefield about 15 miles off Port Arthur and sinks Japan's battleships Hatsuse, 15,000 tons, with 496 crew and Yashima.

Events116 years ago

1905 - Las Vegas is founded when 110 acres (0.45 km), in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off.

Events115 years ago

1911 - In Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States, the United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be an "unreasonable" monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders the company to be broken up.

Events109 years ago

1911 - More than 300 Chinese immigrants are killed in the Torreón massacre when the forces of the Mexican Revolution led by Emilio Madero take the city of Torreón from the Federales.

Events109 years ago

1919 - The Winnipeg general strike begins. By 11:00, almost the whole working population of Winnipeg had walked off the job.

Events101 years ago

1919 - Greek occupation of Smyrna. During the occupation, the Greek army kills or wounds 350 Turks; those responsible are punished by Greek commander Aristides Stergiades.

Events101 years ago

1925 - Al-Insaniyyah, the first Arabic communist newspaper, is founded.

Events95 years ago

1928 - Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy".

Events92 years ago

1929 - A fire at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio kills 123.

Events91 years ago
Events88 years ago

1933 - All military aviation organizations within or under the control of the RLM of Germany were officially merged in a covert manner to form its Wehrmacht military's air arm, the Luftwaffe.

Events87 years ago

1934 - Kārlis Ulmanis establishes an authoritarian government in Latvia.

Events86 years ago

1940 - USS Sailfish is recommissioned. It was originally the USS Squalus.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: After fierce fighting, the poorly trained and equipped Dutch troops surrender to Germany, marking the beginning of five years of occupation.

Events80 years ago

1940 - McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

Events80 years ago

1941 - First flight of the Gloster E.28/39 the first British and Allied jet aircraft.

Events79 years ago

1941 - Joe DiMaggio begins a 56-game hitting streak.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: In the United States, a bill creating the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.

Events78 years ago

1943 - Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern (or Third International).

Events77 years ago

1945 - World War II: The Battle of Poljana, the final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.

Events75 years ago
Events72 years ago

1957 - At Malden Island in the Pacific Ocean, Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb in Operation Grapple.

Events63 years ago

1958 - The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3.

Events62 years ago

1960 - The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 4.

Events60 years ago

1963 - Project Mercury: The launch of the final Mercury mission, Mercury-Atlas 9 with astronaut Gordon Cooper on board. He becomes the first American to spend more than a day in space, and the last American to go into space alone.

Events57 years ago

1966 - After a policy dispute, Prime Minister Nguyễn Cao Kỳ of South Vietnam's ruling junta launches a military attack on the forces of General Tôn Thất Đính, forcing him to abandon his command.

Events54 years ago

1969 - People's Park: California Governor Ronald Reagan has an impromptu student park owned by the University of California at Berkeley fenced off from student anti-war protestors, sparking a riot.

Events51 years ago

1970 - President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army generals.

Events50 years ago

1970 - Philip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green are killed at Jackson State University by police during student protests.

Events50 years ago

1972 - The Ryukyu Islands, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.

Events48 years ago

1972 - In Laurel, Maryland, Arthur Bremer shoots and paralyzes Alabama Governor George Wallace while he is campaigning to become President.

Events48 years ago

1974 - Ma'alot massacre: Members of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine attack and take hostages at an Israeli school; a total of 31 people are killed, including 22 schoolchildren.

Events46 years ago

1976 - Aeroflot Flight 1802 crashes in Viktorovka, Chernihiv Raion, killing all 52 people on board.

Events44 years ago

1987 - The Soviet Union launches the Polyus prototype orbital weapons platform. It fails to reach orbit.

Events33 years ago

1988 - Soviet–Afghan War: After more than eight years of fighting, the Soviet Army begins to withdraw 115,000 troops from Afghanistan.

Events32 years ago

1991 - Édith Cresson becomes France's first female Prime Minister.

Events29 years ago

1997 - The United States government acknowledges the existence of the "Secret War" in Laos and dedicates the Laos Memorial in honor of Hmong and other "Secret War" veterans.

Events23 years ago

2004 - Arsenal F.C. go an entire league campaign unbeaten in the English Premier League, joining Preston North End F.C with the right to claim the title "The Invincibles".

Events16 years ago

2008 - California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state's own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.

Events12 years ago

2010 - Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.

Events10 years ago

2013 - An upsurge in violence in Iraq leaves more than 389 people dead over three days.

Events7 years ago

Births

1397 - Sejong the Great, Korean king (d. 1450)

Births623 years ago
Births489 years ago

1565 - Hendrick de Keyser, Dutch sculptor and architect born in Utrecht (d. 1621)

Births455 years ago

1567 - Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1643)

Births453 years ago

1655 - Pope Innocent XIII (d. 1724)

Births365 years ago

1608 - René Goupil, French-American missionary and saint (d. 1642)

Births412 years ago

1633 - Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, French noble (d. 1707)

Births387 years ago

1645 - George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys, British judge (d. 1689)

Births375 years ago

1720 - Maximilian Hell, Hungarian priest and astronomer (d. 1792)

Births300 years ago

1749 - Levi Lincoln Sr., American lawyer and politician, 4th United States Attorney General (d. 1820)

Births271 years ago

1759 - Maria Theresia von Paradis, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1824)

Births261 years ago

1770 - Ezekiel Hart, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1843)

Births250 years ago

1773 - Klemens von Metternich, German-Austrian politician, 1st State Chancellor of the Austrian Empire (d. 1859)

Births247 years ago

1786 - Dimitris Plapoutas, Greek general and politician (d. 1864)

Births234 years ago

1803 - Juan Almonte, son of José María Morelos, was a Mexican soldier and diplomat who served as a regent in the Second Mexican Empire (1863-1864) (d. 1869)

Births217 years ago

1805 - Samuel Carter, Early English railway solicitor and MP (d. 1878)

Births215 years ago

1808 - Michael William Balfe, Irish composer and conductor (d. 1870)

Births212 years ago

1817 - Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher and author (d. 1905)

Births203 years ago

1841 - Clarence Dutton, American commander and geologist (d. 1912)

Births179 years ago

1845 - Élie Metchnikoff, Russian zoologist (d. 1916)

Births175 years ago

1848 - Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1926)

Births172 years ago

1854 - Ioannis Psycharis, Ukrainian-French philologist and author (d. 1929)

Births166 years ago

1856 - L. Frank Baum, American novelist (d. 1919)

Births164 years ago

1856 - Matthias Zurbriggen, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1917)

Births164 years ago

1857 - Williamina Fleming, Scottish-American astronomer and academic (d. 1911)

Births163 years ago

1859 - Pierre Curie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)

Births161 years ago

1862 - Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian author and playwright (d. 1931)

Births158 years ago

1863 - Frank Hornby, English businessman and politician, invented Meccano (d. 1936)

Births157 years ago

1869 - Paul Probst, Swiss target shooter (d. 1945)

Births151 years ago

1869 - John Storey, Australian politician, 20th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1921)

Births151 years ago

1890 - Katherine Anne Porter, American short story writer, novelist, and essayist (d. 1980)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian novelist and playwright (d. 1940)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Fritz Feigl, Austrian-Brazilian chemist and academic (d. 1971)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Charles E. Rosendahl, American admiral (d. 1977)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Jimmy Wilde, Welsh boxer (d. 1969)

Births128 years ago

1893 - José Nepomuceno, Filipino filmmaker, founder of Philippine cinema (d. 1959)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Feg Murray, American hurdler and cartoonist (d. 1973)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Prescott Bush, American captain, banker, and politician (d. 1972)

Births125 years ago

1895 - William D. Byron, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1941)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Arletty, French model, actress, and singer (d. 1992)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Jean Étienne Valluy, French general (d. 1970)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Ida Rhodes, American mathematician, pioneer in computer programming (d. 1986)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Luis Monti, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (d. 1983)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Richard J. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 48th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1976)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Sigizmund Levanevsky, Soviet aircraft pilot of Polish origin (d. 1937)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Maria Reiche, German mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Clifton Fadiman, American game show host and author (d. 1999)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Joseph Cotten, American actor (d. 1994)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Albert Dubout, French cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and sculptor (d. 1976)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Abraham Zapruder, American businessman and amateur photographer, filmed the Zapruder film (d. 1970)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Sukhdev Thapar, Indian activist (d. 1931)

Births113 years ago

1909 - James Mason, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Clara Solovera, Chilean singer-songwriter (d. 1992)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Constance Cummings, British-based American actress (d. 2005)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Max Frisch, Swiss playwright and novelist (d. 1991)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Herta Oberheuser, German physician (d. 1978)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Arthur Berger, American composer and educator (d. 2003)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1972)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Angus MacLean, Canadian farmer and politician, 25th Premier of Prince Edward Island (d. 2000)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Norrie Paramor, English composer, producer, and conductor (d. 1979)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Hilda Bernstein, English-South African author and activist (d. 2006)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Paul Samuelson, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Henrik Sandberg, Danish production manager and producer (d. 1993)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Vera Gebuhr, Danish actress (d. 2014)

Births104 years ago

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

Births102 years ago

1918 - Arthur Jackson, American lieutenant and target shooter (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Joseph Wiseman, Canadian-American actor (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Michel Audiard, French director and screenwriter (d. 1985)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Louis Siminovitch, Canadian biologist and academic

Births100 years ago

1922 - Sigurd Ottovich Schmidt, Russian historian and ethnographer (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese nun and author

Births98 years ago

1923 - Richard Avedon, American sailor and photographer (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1923 - John Lanchbery, English-Australian composer and conductor (d. 2003)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Maria Koepcke, German-Peruvian ornithologist and zoologist (d. 1971)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Andrei Eshpai, Russian pianist and composer (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Mary F. Lyon, English geneticist and biologist (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Carl Sanders, American soldier, pilot, and politician, 74th Governor of Georgia (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Roy Stewart, Jamaican-English actor and stuntman (d. 2008)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2006)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Anthony Shaffer, English author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2001)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Peter Shaffer, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1930 - Jasper Johns, American painter and sculptor

Births90 years ago

1931 - Ken Venturi, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1935 - Don Bragg, American pole vaulter

Births85 years ago

1935 - Ted Dexter, Italian-English cricketer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Utah Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian-American actress and singer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Mart Laga, Estonian basketball player (d. 1977)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Ralph Steadman, English painter and illustrator

Births84 years ago

1936 - Paul Zindel, American playwright and novelist (d. 2003)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Madeleine Albright, Czech-American politician and diplomat, 64th United States Secretary of State

Births83 years ago

1937 - Karin Krog, Norwegian singer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Trini Lopez, American singer, guitarist, and actor

Births83 years ago

1938 - Mireille Darc, French actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Nancy Garden, American author (d. 2014)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Dorothy Shirley, English high jumper and educator

Births81 years ago

1940 - Roger Ailes, American businessman (d. 2017)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Lainie Kazan, American actress and singer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Don Nelson, American basketball player and coach

Births80 years ago

1941 - Jaxon, American illustrator and publisher, co-founded the Rip Off Press (d. 2006)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Lois Johnson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jusuf Kalla, Indonesian businessman and politician, 10th Vice President of Indonesia

Births78 years ago

1942 - Doug Lowe, Australian politician, 35th Premier of Tasmania

Births78 years ago

1942 - K. T. Oslin, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births78 years ago

1943 - Paul Bégin, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Freddie Perren, American songwriter, producer, and conductor (d. 2004)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Bill Alter, American police officer and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ulrich Beck, German sociologist and academic (d. 2015)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Michael Dexter, English hematologist and academic

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jerry Quarry, American boxer (d. 1999)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Thadeus Nguyễn Văn Lý, Vietnamese priest and activist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Graeham Goble, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Kate Bornstein, American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Yutaka Enatsu, Japanese baseball player

Births72 years ago

1948 - Brian Eno, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Kathleen Sebelius, American politician, 44th Governor of Kansas

Births72 years ago

1949 - Frank L. Culbertson Jr., American captain, pilot, and astronaut

Births71 years ago

1949 - Robert S.J. Sparks, English geologist and academic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Jim Bacon, Australian politician, 41st Premier of Tasmania (d. 2004)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jim Simons, American golfer (d. 2005)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Dennis Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Chris Ham, English political scientist and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Frank Wilczek, American mathematician and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births69 years ago

1952 - Chazz Palminteri, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1953 - George Brett, American baseball player and coach

Births67 years ago

1953 - Athene Donald, English physicist and academic

Births67 years ago

1953 - Mike Oldfield, English-Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Diana Liverman, English-American geographer and academic

Births66 years ago

1954 - Caroline Thomson, English journalist and broadcaster

Births66 years ago

1955 - Mohamed Brahmi, Tunisian politician (d. 2013)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Lia Vissi, Cypriot singer-songwriter and politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Andreas Loverdos, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Labour

Births64 years ago

1956 - Dan Patrick, American television anchor and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Kevin Greenaugh, American nuclear engineer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Meg Gardiner, American-English author and academic

Births63 years ago

1957 - Juan José Ibarretxe, Spanish politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Kevin Von Erich, American football player and wrestler

Births63 years ago

1958 - Jason Graae, American musical theater actor

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ruth Marcus, American journalist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ron Simmons, American football player and wrestler

Births62 years ago

1959 - Khaosai Galaxy, Thai boxer and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Luis Pérez-Sala, Spanish race car driver

Births61 years ago

1959 - Beverly Jo Scott, American-Belgian singer-songwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Rhonda Burchmore, Australian actress, singer, and dancer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Rob Bowman, American director and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - R. Kuhaneswaran, Sri Lankan politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Rimas Kurtinaitis, Lithuanian basketball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Giselle Fernández, Mexican-American television journalist.

Births59 years ago

1962 - Lisa Curry, Australian swimmer

Births58 years ago

1964 - Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Danish lawyer and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Denmark

Births56 years ago

1965 - André Abujamra, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Scott Tronc, Australian rugby league player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jiří Němec, Czech footballer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Simen Agdestein, Norwegian chess grandmaster and football player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Laura Hillenbrand, American journalist and author

Births53 years ago

1967 - John Smoltz, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Madhuri Dixit, Indian actress

Births53 years ago

1968 - Cecilia Malmström, Swedish academic and politician, 15th European Commissioner for Trade

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sophie Raworth, English journalist and broadcaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Hideki Irabu, Japanese-American baseball player (d. 2011)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Emmitt Smith, American football player and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1970 - Frank de Boer, Dutch footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ronald de Boer, Dutch footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Desmond Howard, American football player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Alison Jackson, English photographer, director, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Rod Smith, American football player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ben Wallace, English captain and politician

Births50 years ago

1971 - Karin Lušnic, Slovenian tennis player

Births49 years ago
Births48 years ago

1972 - David Charvet, French actor and singer

Births48 years ago

1974 - Vasilis Kikilias, Greek basketball player and politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Matthew Sadler, English chess player and author

Births46 years ago

1974 - Marko Tredup, German footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ahmet Zappa, American musician and writer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Ray Lewis, American football player and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ales Michalevic, Belarusian lawyer and politician

Births45 years ago

1976 - Torraye Braggs, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mark Kennedy, Irish footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jacek Krzynówek, Polish footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ryan Leaf, American football player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tyler Walker, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1978 - Amy Chow, American gymnast and pediatrician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dwayne De Rosario, Canadian soccer player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Edu, Brazilian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - David Krumholtz, American actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Adolfo Bautista, Mexican footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Daniel Caines, English sprinter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Chris Masoe, New Zealand rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ryan Max Riley, American skier

Births41 years ago

1979 - Robert Royal, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Dominic Scott, Irish guitarist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Josh Beckett, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Patrice Evra, French footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Zara Phillips, English horse rider

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress and singer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaican sprinter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Segundo Castillo, Ecuadorian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Layal Abboud, Lebanese singer

Births38 years ago

1984 - Jeff Deslauriers, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sérgio Jimenez, Brazilian race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Samantha Noble, Australian actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Beau Scott, Australian rugby league player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mr Probz, Dutch singer, songwriter, rapper, actor and record producer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Cristiane, Brazilian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tania Cagnotto, Italian diver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Laura Harvey, English football coach

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tathagata Mukherjee, Indian actor

Births35 years ago

1985 - Denis Onyango, Ugandan goalkeeper

Births35 years ago

1985 - Justine Robbeson, South African javelin thrower

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tathagata Mukherjee, Indian actor

Births35 years ago

1986 - Thomas Brown, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Adam Moffat, Scottish footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - David Adams, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Michael Brantley, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Brian Dozier, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mark Fayne, American ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ersan İlyasova, Turkish basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Leonardo Mayer, Argentinian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Indrek Kajupank, Estonian basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Scott Laird, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, French footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jordan Eberle, Canadian ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Lee Jong-hyun, Korean guitarist

Births30 years ago

1990 - Stella Maxwell, New Zealand model

Births30 years ago

1993 - Jeremy Hawkins, New Zealand rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1996 - Birdy, English singer-songwriter

Births24 years ago

1997 - Ousmane Dembélé, French footballer

Births23 years ago

Deaths

392 - Valentinian II, Roman emperor (b. 371)

Deaths

558 - Hilary of Galeata, Christian monk (b. 476)

Deaths

884 - Narinus I, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 830)

Deaths

913 - Hatto I, German archbishop (b. 850)

Deaths

926 - Zhuang Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 885)

Deaths

973 - Byrhthelm, bishop of Wells

Deaths

1036 - Go-Ichijō, emperor of Japan (b. 1008)

Deaths984 years ago

1157 - Yuri Dolgorukiy, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1099)

Deaths863 years ago

1175 - Mleh, prince of Armenia

Deaths845 years ago

1174 - Nur ad-Din, Seljuk emir of Syria (b. 1118)

Deaths846 years ago

1268 - Peter II, count of Savoy (b. 1203)

Deaths752 years ago

1461 - Domenico Veneziano, Italian painter (b. c. 1410)

Deaths559 years ago
Deaths556 years ago

1470 - Charles VIII, king of Sweden (b. 1409)

Deaths550 years ago

1585 - Niwa Nagahide, Japanese samurai (b. 1535)

Deaths435 years ago

1609 - Giovanni Croce, Italian composer and educator (b. 1557)

Deaths411 years ago

1615 - Henry Bromley, English politician (b. 1560)

Deaths405 years ago

1634 - Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (b. 1585)

Deaths386 years ago

1698 - Marie Champmeslé, French actress (b. 1642)

Deaths322 years ago

1699 - Sir Edward Petre, 3rd Baronet, English politician (b. 1631)

Deaths321 years ago

1700 - John Hale, American minister (b. 1636)

Deaths320 years ago

1740 - Ephraim Chambers, English publisher (b. 1680)

Deaths280 years ago

1773 - Alban Butler, English priest and hagiographer (b. 1710)

Deaths247 years ago

1845 - Braulio Carrillo Colina, Costa Rican lawyer and politician, Head of State of Costa Rica (b. 1800)

Deaths175 years ago

1879 - Gottfried Semper, German architect and educator, designed the Semper Opera House (b. 1803)

Deaths141 years ago

1886 - Emily Dickinson, American poet and author (b. 1830)

Deaths134 years ago

1914Ida Freund, Austrian-born chemist and educator (b. 1863)

Deaths106 years ago

1919 - Hasan Tahsin, Turkish journalist (b. 1888)

Deaths101 years ago

1924 - Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant, French diplomat and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)

Deaths96 years ago

1926 - Joseph James Fletcher, Australian biologist (b. 1850)

Deaths94 years ago

1928 - Umegatani Tōtarō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 15th Yokozuna (b. 1845)

Deaths92 years ago

1935 - Kazimir Malevich, Ukrainian-Russian painter and theoretician (b. 1878)

Deaths85 years ago
Deaths83 years ago

1945 - Kenneth J. Alford, English soldier, bandmaster, and composer (b. 1881)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Charles Williams, English author, poet, and critic (b. 1886)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Edward J. Flanagan, Irish-American priest, founded Boys Town (b. 1886)

Deaths72 years ago

1954 - William March, American soldier and author (b. 1893)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Austin Osman Spare, English painter and magician (b. 1886)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Keith Andrews, American race car driver (b. 1920)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1892)

Deaths63 years ago

1963 - John Aglionby, English-born Bishop of Accra and soldier (b. 1884)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Vladko Maček, Croatian lawyer and politician (b. 1879)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Pio Pion, Italian businessman (b. 1887)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Edward Hopper, American painter (b. 1882)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Italo Mus, Italian painter (b. 1892)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1890)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Tyrone Guthrie, English director, producer, and playwright (b. 1900)

Deaths49 years ago

1978 - Robert Menzies, Australian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Gordon Prange, American historian and author (b. 1910)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (b. 1946)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Francis Schaeffer, American pastor, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1912)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Jackie Curtis, American actress and writer (b. 1947)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Theodore H. White, American historian, journalist, and author (b. 1915)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - Johnny Green, American composer and conductor (b. 1908)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Luc Lacourcière, Canadian ethnographer and author (b. 1910)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Andreas Floer, German mathematician and academic (b. 1956)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Amadou Hampâté Bâ, Malian ethnologist and author (b. 1901)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Fritz Riess, German race car driver (b. 1922)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, Sudanese poet and diplomat (b. 1933)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Gilbert Roland, American actor (b. 1905)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Eric Porter, English actor (b. 1928)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Charles B. Fulton, American lawyer and judge (b. 1910)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Earl Manigault, American basketball player (b. 1944)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Naim Talu, Turkish economist, banker, politician, 15th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1919)

Deaths22 years ago

2003 - June Carter Cash, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (b. 1929)

Deaths17 years ago

2006 - Nizar Abdul Zahra, Iraqi footballer (b. 1961)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Jerry Falwell, American pastor, founded Liberty University (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Tommy Burns, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1956)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Alexander Courage, American composer and conductor (b. 1919)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Will Elder, American illustrator (b. 1921)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Bud Tingwell, Australian actor, director, and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player and bass player (b. 1964)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Besian Idrizaj, Austrian footballer (b. 1987)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Loris Kessel, Swiss race car driver (b. 1950)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Carlos Fuentes, Mexican novelist and essayist (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Arno Lustiger, German historian and author (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Zakaria Mohieddin, Egyptian soldier and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Henrique Rosa, Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Jean-Luc Dehaene, French-Belgian politician, 63rd Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Noribumi Suzuki, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Elisabeth Bing, German-American physical therapist and author (b. 1914)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jackie Brookner, American sculptor and educator (b. 1945)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Garo Yepremian, Cypriot-American football player (b. 1944)

Deaths5 years ago

Christian feast day

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Isidore the Laborer, celebrated with festivals in various countries, the beginning of bullfighting season in Madrid.

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