Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the Montenegrin independence referendum in 2006, celebrated until the next day. (Montenegro)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Anti-Terrorism Day (India)

Holidays and observances

Events

0293 - Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appoint Galerius as Caesar to Diocletian, beginning the period of four rulers known as the Tetrarchy.

Events1727 years ago

0878 - Syracuse, Sicily, is captured by the Muslim Aghlabids after a nine-month siege.

Events1142 years ago

0879 - Pope John VIII gives blessings to Branimir of Croatia and to the Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of the Croatian state.

Events1141 years ago

0996 - Sixteen-year-old Otto III is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

Events1024 years ago

1349 - Dušan's Code, the constitution of the Serbian Empire, is enacted by Dušan the Mighty.

Events671 years ago

1403 - Henry III of Castile sends Ruy González de Clavijo as ambassador to Timur to discuss the possibility of an alliance between Timur and Castile against the Ottoman Empire.

Events617 years ago

1554 - Queen Mary I grants a royal charter to Derby School, as a grammar school for boys in Derby, England.

Events466 years ago

1659 - In the Concert of The Hague, the Dutch Republic, the Commonwealth of England and the Kingdom of France set out their views on how the Second Northern War should end.

Events361 years ago

1660 - The Battle of Long Sault concludes after five days in which French colonial militia, with their Huron and Algonquin allies, are defeated by the Iroquois Confederacy.

Events360 years ago

1674 - The nobility elect John Sobieski King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.

Events346 years ago

1703 - Daniel Defoe is imprisoned on charges of seditious libel.

Events317 years ago

1725 - The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by Empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

Events295 years ago

1758 - Ten-year-old Mary Campbell is abducted in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War. She is returned six and a half years later.

Events262 years ago

1792 - A lava dome collapses on Mount Unzen, near the city of Shimbara on the Japanese island of Kyūshū, creating a deadly tsunami that kills nearly 15,000 people.

Events228 years ago

1809 - The first day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling between the Austrian army led by Archduke Charles and the French army led by Napoleon I of France sees the French attack across the Danube held.

Events211 years ago

1851 - Slavery is abolished in Colombia, South America.

Events169 years ago
Events164 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: The Union Army succeeds in closing off the last escape route from Port Hudson, Louisiana, in preparation for the coming siege.

Events157 years ago

1864 - Russia declares an end to the Russo-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated the Circassian Day of Mourning.

Events156 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends.

Events156 years ago

1864 - The Ionian Islands reunite with Greece.

Events156 years ago

1871 - French troops invade the Paris Commune and engage its residents in street fighting. By the close of "Bloody Week", some 20,000 communards have been killed and 38,000 arrested.

Events149 years ago

1871 - Opening of the first rack railway in Europe, the Rigi Bahnen on Mount Rigi.

Events149 years ago

1879 - War of the Pacific: Two Chilean ships blocking the harbor of Iquique (then belonging to Peru) battle two Peruvian vessels in the Battle of Iquique.

Events141 years ago

1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C.

Events139 years ago

1894 - The Manchester Ship Canal in the United Kingdom is officially opened by Queen Victoria, who later knights its designer Sir Edward Leader Williams.

Events126 years ago

1904 - The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.

Events116 years ago

1911 - President of Mexico Porfirio Díaz and the revolutionary Francisco Madero sign the Treaty of Ciudad Juárez to put an end to the fighting between the forces of both men, concluding the initial phase of the Mexican Revolution.

Events109 years ago

1917 - The Imperial War Graves Commission is established through royal charter to mark, record, and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of the British Empire's military forces.

Events103 years ago

1917 - The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 causes $5.5 million in damages, destroying some 300 acres including 2,000 homes, businesses and churches, displacing about 10,000 people but leading to only one fatality (due to heart attack).

Events103 years ago
Events96 years ago

1927 - Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Events93 years ago

1932 - Bad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, and she thereby becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Events88 years ago

1934 - Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens.

Events86 years ago

1936 - Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover's severed genitals in her handbag. Her story soon becomes one of Japan's most notorious scandals.

Events84 years ago

1937 - A Soviet station, North Pole-1, becomes the first scientific research settlement to operate on the drift ice of the Arctic Ocean.

Events83 years ago

1939 - The Canadian National War Memorial is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Events81 years ago

1946 - Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Events74 years ago

1951 - The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition: A gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively known as the New York School.

Events69 years ago

1961 - American civil rights movement: Alabama Governor John Malcolm Patterson declares martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out.

Events59 years ago
Events54 years ago

1969 - Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, known as Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student.

Events51 years ago

1972 - Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal, the mentally disturbed Hungarian geologist Laszlo Toth.

Events48 years ago

1976 - The Yuba City bus disaster occurs in Martinez, California. Twenty-nine are killed making it the deadliest road accident in U.S. history.

Events44 years ago

1979 - White Night riots in San Francisco following the manslaughter conviction of Dan White for the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.

Events41 years ago

1981 - The Italian government releases the membership list of Propaganda Due, an illegal pseudo-Masonic lodge that was implicated in numerous Italian crimes and mysteries.

Events39 years ago

1981 - Transamerica Corporation agrees to sell United Artists to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $380 million after the box office failure of the 1980 film Heaven's Gate.

Events39 years ago

1982 - Falklands War: A British amphibious assault during Operation Sutton leads to the Battle of San Carlos.

Events38 years ago

1991 - Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a female suicide bomber near Madras.

Events29 years ago

1991 - Mengistu Haile Mariam, president of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, flees Ethiopia, effectively bringing the Ethiopian Civil War to an end.

Events29 years ago

1992 - After 30 seasons Johnny Carson hosted his penultimate episode and last featuring guests (Robin Williams and Bette Midler) of The Tonight Show.

Events28 years ago

1994 - The Democratic Republic of Yemen unsuccessfully attempts to secede from the Republic of Yemen; a war breaks out.

Events26 years ago

1996 - The ferry MV Bukoba sinks in Tanzanian waters on Lake Victoria, killing nearly 1,000.

Events24 years ago

1998 - In Miami, five abortion clinics are attacked by a butyric acid attacker.

Events22 years ago

1998 - President Suharto of Indonesia resigns following the killing of students from Trisakti University earlier that week by security forces and growing mass protests in Jakarta against his ongoing corrupt rule.

Events22 years ago

2001 - French Taubira law is enacted, officially recognizing the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.

Events19 years ago

2003 - The 6.8 MwBoumerdès earthquake shakes northern Algeria with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). More than 2,200 people were killed and a moderate tsunami sank boats at the Balearic Islands.

Events17 years ago
Events15 years ago

2006 - The Republic of Montenegro holds a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro; 55% of Montenegrins vote for independence.

Events14 years ago

2010 - JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, launches the solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS aboard an H-IIA rocket. The vessel would make a Venus flyby late in the year.

Events10 years ago

2011 - Radio broadcaster Harold Camping predicted that the world would end on this date.

Events9 years ago

2012 - A bus accident near Himara, Albania kills 13 people and injures 21 others.

Events8 years ago

2012 - A suicide bombing kills more than 120 people in Sana'a, Yemen.

Events8 years ago

2017 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed their final show at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Events3 years ago

Births

1471 - Albrecht Dürer, German painter, engraver, and mathematician (d. 1528)

Births549 years ago

1497 - Al-Hattab, Muslim jurist (d. 1547)

Births523 years ago

1527 - Philip II of Spain (d. 1598)

Births493 years ago
Births367 years ago

1688 - Alexander Pope, English poet, essayist, and translator (d. 1744)

Births332 years ago

1755 - Alfred Moore, American lawyer and judge (d. 1810)

Births265 years ago

1756 - William Babington, Irish-born, English physician and mineralogist (d. 1833)

Births264 years ago

1763 - Joseph Fouché, French lawyer and politician (d. 1820)

Births257 years ago

1775 - Lucien Bonaparte, French soldier and politician (d. 1840)

Births245 years ago

1780 - Elizabeth Fry, English philanthropist and reformer (d. 1845)

Births240 years ago
Births230 years ago

1792 - Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1843)

Births228 years ago

1799 - Mary Anning, English paleontologist (d. 1847)

Births221 years ago

1801 - Princess Sophie of Sweden, Swedish princess (d. 1865)

Births219 years ago
Births214 years ago

1808 - David de Jahacob Lopez Cardozo, Dutch Talmudist (d. 1890)

Births212 years ago

1827 - William P. Sprague, American banker and politician (d. 1899)

Births193 years ago

1828 - Rudolf Koller, Swiss painter (d. 1905)

Births192 years ago

1835 - František Chvostek, Czech-Austrian physician and academic (d. 1884)

Births185 years ago

1837 - Itagaki Taisuke, Japanese soldier and politician (d. 1919)

Births183 years ago

1843 - Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss lawyer and politician, and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)

Births177 years ago

1843 - Louis Renault, French jurist, educator, and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1918)

Births177 years ago

1844 - Henri Rousseau, French painter (d. 1910)

Births176 years ago

1850 - Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian priest and volcanologist (d. 1914)

Births170 years ago

1851 - Léon Bourgeois, French police officer and politician, 64th Prime Minister of France, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)

Births169 years ago

1853 - Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)

Births167 years ago

1856 - José Batlle y Ordóñez, Uruguayan journalist and politician, President of Uruguay (d. 1929)

Births164 years ago

1860 - Willem Einthoven, Indonesian-Dutch physician, physiologist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1927)

Births160 years ago

1861 - Abel Ayerza, Argentinian physician and academic (d. 1918)

Births159 years ago
Births157 years ago
Births156 years ago

1873 - Hans Berger, German neurologist and academic (d. 1941)

Births147 years ago

1878 - Glenn Curtiss, American cyclist and engineer (d. 1930)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Tudor Arghezi, Romanian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1967)

Births140 years ago

1884 - Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet and publisher (d. 1920)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Princess Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg, Princess of Albania (d. 1936)

Births135 years ago

1893 - Arthur Carr, English cricketer (d. 1963)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Giles Chippindall, Australian public servant (d. 1969)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexican general and president (1934-1940) and father of Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas (d. 1970)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Armand Hammer, American physician and businessman, founded Occidental Petroleum (d. 1990)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Charles Léon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and judge (d. 1967)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Carl Johnson, American long jumper (d. 1932)

Births122 years ago

1898 - John McLaughlin, American painter and translator (d. 1976)

Births122 years ago

1901 - Regina M. Anderson, Multiracial playwright and librarian (d. 1993)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Horace Heidt, American pianist, bandleader, and radio host (d. 1986)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Sam Jaffe, American film producer and agent (d. 2000)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Suzanne Lilar, Belgian author and playwright (d. 1992)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Earl Averill, American baseball player (d. 1983)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-American architect and academic, designed the Ameritrust Tower (d. 1981)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1974)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Manly Wade Wellman, American author (d. 1986)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (d. 1981)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Fats Waller, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1943)

Births116 years ago

1907 - John C. Allen, American roller coaster designer (d. 1979)

Births113 years ago

1912 - Chen Dayu, Chinese painter and calligrapher (d. 2001)

Births108 years ago

1912 - John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist and academic (d. 1986)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Monty Stratton, American baseball player and coach (d. 1982)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist and composer (d. 1976)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Cathleen Cordell, American actress (d. 1997)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan, Indian Civil Service Officer and former Under Secretary-General of the UN, serving twenty-two years. (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Dennis Day, American singer and actor (d. 1988)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Tinus Osendarp, Dutch sprinter and police officer (d. 2002)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Harold Robbins, American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1993)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Anthony Steel, English actor and singer (d. 2001)

Births102 years ago

1919 - George P. Mitchell, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Bill Barber, American tuba player and educator (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Forrest White, American businessman, co-founded the Music Man Company (d. 1994)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Sandy Douglas, English computer scientist and academic, designed OXO (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Vernon Biever, American photographer (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Armand Borel, Swiss-American mathematician and academic (d. 2003)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Ara Parseghian, American football player and coach (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Dorothy Hewett, Australian feminist poet, novelist and playwright (d. 2002)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Evelyn Ward, American actress (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Peggy Cass, American actress, comedian, and game show panelist (d. 1999)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Robert Creeley, American novelist, essayist, and poet (d. 2005)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Kay Kendall, English actress and comedian (d. 1959)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Péter Zwack, Hungarian businessman and diplomat (d. 2012)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Tom Donahue, American radio host and producer (d. 1975)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Alice Drummond, American actress (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Larance Marable, American drummer (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Robert Welch, English silversmith and industrial designer (d. 2000)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Tommy Bryant, American bassist (d. 1982)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Keith Davis, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2019)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Malcolm Fraser, Australian politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Inese Jaunzeme, Latvian javelin thrower and surgeon (d. 2011)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Leonidas Vasilikopoulos, Greek admiral and intelligence chief (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Maurice André, French trumpet player (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Yevgeny Minayev, Russian weightlifter (d. 1993)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Jocasta Innes, Chinese-English journalist and author (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Bob Northern, American horn player and bandleader

Births86 years ago

1934 - Bengt I. Samuelsson, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births86 years ago

1935 - Terry Lightfoot, English clarinet player and bandleader (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Günter Blobel, Polish-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Lee "Shot" Williams, American singer (d. 2011)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Heinz Holliger, Swiss oboist, composer, and conductor

Births81 years ago

1940 - Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Martin Carthy, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bobby Cox, American baseball player and manager

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ambrose Greenway, 4th Baron Greenway, English photographer and politician

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ronald Isley, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births79 years ago
Births78 years ago

1942 - John Konrads, Australian swimmer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Danny Ongais, American race car driver

Births78 years ago

1943 - Vincent Crane, English pianist and composer (d. 1989)

Births77 years ago

1943 - John Dalton, English bass player (The Kinks)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Hilton Valentine, English guitarist and songwriter (The Animals)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Haleh Afshar, Baroness Afshar, Iranian-English academic and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Marcie Blane, American singer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Janet Dailey, American author and entrepreneur (d. 2013)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Mary Robinson, Irish lawyer and politician, 7th President of Ireland

Births76 years ago

1945 - Ernst Messerschmid, German physicist and astronaut

Births75 years ago

1945 - Richard Hatch, American actor, writer, and producer (d. 2017)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Allan McKeown, English-American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Wayne Roycroft, Australian equestrian rider and coach

Births74 years ago

1947 - Bill Champlin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Linda Laubenstein, American physician and academic (d. 1992)

Births73 years ago

1947 - İlber Ortaylı, Turkish historian and academic

Births73 years ago

1948 - Elizabeth Buchan, English author and critic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Joe Camilleri, Maltese-Australian singer-songwriter and saxophonist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jonathan Hyde, Australian-English actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Denis MacShane, Scottish journalist and politician, UK Minister of State for Europe

Births72 years ago

1948 - Leo Sayer, English-Australian singer-songwriter and musician

Births72 years ago

1949 - Andrew Neil, Scottish journalist and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 - Denis O'Connor, British police officer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Rosalind Plowright, English soprano

Births71 years ago

1950 - Will Hutton, English economist and journalist

Births70 years ago

1951 - Al Franken, American actor, screenwriter, and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Adrian Hardiman, Irish lawyer and judge (d. 2016)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Mr. T, American actor and wrestler

Births68 years ago

1953 - Nora Aunor, Filipino actress and recording artist

Births67 years ago

1954 - D. B. S. Jeyaraj, Sri Lankan-Canadian journalist and blogger

Births66 years ago

1954 - Janice Karman, American film producer, record producer, singer, and voice actress

Births66 years ago

1954 - Marc Ribot, American guitarist and composer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Paul Barber, English field hockey player

Births65 years ago

1955 - Stan Lynch, American drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births65 years ago

1957 - James Bailey, American basketball player

Births63 years ago

1957 - Nadine Dorries, English nurse and politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Judge Reinhold, American actor and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Renée Soutendijk, Dutch actress

Births63 years ago

1958 - Christian Audigier, French fashion designer (d. 2015)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Muffy Calder, Canadian-Scottish computer scientist and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Michael Crick, English journalist and author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Naeem Khan, Indian-American fashion designer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jefery Levy, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1959 - Nick Cassavetes, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Abdulla Yameen, Maldivian politician, 6th President of the Maldives

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (d. 1994)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kent Hrbek, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1960 - Mohanlal, Indian actor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Mark Ridgway, Australian cricketer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Vladimir Salnikov, Russian swimmer

Births60 years ago

1962 - David Crumb, American composer and educator

Births58 years ago

1963 - Richard Appel, American screenwriter and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Patrick Grant, American musician and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - David Lonsdale, English actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Pete Sandoval, Salvadoran-American drummer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Kevin Shields, American-Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Dave Specter, American guitarist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Laurie Spina, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1964 - Danny Bailey, English footballer and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Josh Richman, American actor and producer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Lisa Edelstein, American actress and playwright

Births54 years ago

1966 - Tatyana Ledovskaya, Belarusian hurdler

Births54 years ago

1967 - Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2007)

Births53 years ago

1968 - Ilmar Raag, Estonian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Matthias Ungemach, German-Australian rower

Births52 years ago

1968 - Julie Vega, Filipino actress and singer (d. 1985)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Pierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Georgiy Gongadze, Georgian-Ukrainian journalist and director (d. 2000)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births51 years ago

1969 - George LeMieux, American lawyer and politician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Pete Sandoval, Salvadoran-born American drummer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Brian Statham, English footballer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Brigita Bukovec, Slovenian hurdler

Births50 years ago

1970 - Dorsey Levens, American football player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Pauline Menczer, Australian surfer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Carl Veart, Australian footballer and coach

Births50 years ago

1972 - The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (d. 1997)

Births48 years ago

1973 - Stewart Cink, American golfer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Noel Fielding, English comedian, musician and television presenter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Brad Arthur, Australian rugby league coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Fairuza Balk, American actress

Births46 years ago

1974 - Aditi Gowitrikar, Indian model, actress, and physician, Mrs. World 2001

Births46 years ago

1974 - Havoc, American rapper and producer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Anthony Mundine, Australian rugby league player and boxer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Stuart Bingham, English snooker player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Abderrahim Goumri, Moroccan runner (d. 2013)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Deron Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1977 - Quinton Fortune, South African footballer and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Michael Fuß, German footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ricky Williams, American football player and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Max B, American rapper and songwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Briana Banks, German-American porn actress and model

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jamaal Magloire, Canadian basketball player and coach

Births42 years ago

1979 - Damián Ariel Álvarez, Argentinian-Mexican footballer

Births41 years ago
Births41 years ago

1979 - James Clancy Phelan, Australian author and academic

Births41 years ago

1979 - Scott Smith, American mixed martial artist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Sonja Vectomov, Czech musician/composer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Gotye, Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Craig Anderson, American ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Edson Buddle, American soccer player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Josh Hamilton, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Maximilian Mutzke, German singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Anna Rogowska, Polish pole vaulter

Births39 years ago

1983 - Līga Dekmeijere, Latvian tennis player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Deidson Araújo Maia, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kaori Shimizu, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Brandon Fields, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sara Goller, German volleyball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Syamsul Yusof, Malaysian actor, film director, scriptwriter, film producer, rapper and singer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Mutya Buena, English singer-songwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Alison Carroll, English gymnast, model, and actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mark Cavendish, Manx cyclist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Alexander Dale Oen, Norwegian swimmer (d. 2012)

Births35 years ago

1985 - Isa Guha, English cricketer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Lucie Hradecká, Czech tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kano, English rapper, producer, and actor

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dušan Kuciak, Slovak footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Heath L'Estrange, Australian rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Andrew Miller, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Mario Mandžukić, Croatian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Myra, American singer and actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Alexander Noyes, American drummer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Eder Sánchez, Mexican race walker

Births34 years ago

1986 - Park Sojin, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Greg Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Beau Falloon, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Claire Cashmore, English swimmer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Park Gyu-ri, South Korean singer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jonny Howson, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kaire Leibak, Estonian triple jumper

Births32 years ago

1989 - Emily Robins, New Zealand actress and singer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Hal Robson-Kanu, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Rene Krhin, Slovenian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Guilherme, Brazilian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Hutch Dano, American actor

Births28 years ago

1992 - Philipp Grüneberg, German footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Olivia Olson, American singer and actress

Births28 years ago

1993 - Grete Gaim, Estonian biathlete

Births27 years ago

1993 - Luke Garbutt, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Tom Daley, English diver

Births26 years ago

1995 - Katharina Andresen, Norwegian heiress and equestrian

Births25 years ago

1995 - Diego Loyzaga, Filipino actor

Births25 years ago

1996 - Josh Allen, American footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Indy de Vroome, Dutch tennis player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Karen Khachanov, Russian tennis player

Births24 years ago

1997 - Ivan De Santis, Italian footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Sisca Folkertsma, Dutch footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Viktoria Petryk, Ukrainian singer-songwriter

Births23 years ago

Deaths

252 - Sun Quan, Chinese emperor of Eastern Wu (b. 182)

Deaths

954 - Feng Dao, Chinese prince and chancellor (b. 882)

Deaths

987 - Louis V, king of West Francia (b. c. 966)

Deaths

1075 - Richeza of Poland, queen of Hungary (b. 1013)

Deaths945 years ago

1086 - Wang Anshi, Chinese statesman and poet (b. 1021)

Deaths934 years ago
Deaths783 years ago

1254 - Conrad IV, king of Germany (b. 1228)

Deaths766 years ago

1416 - Anna of Celje, queen consort of Poland (b. 1386)

Deaths604 years ago

1471 - Henry VI, king of England (b. 1421)

Deaths549 years ago

1481 - Christian I, king of Denmark (b. 1426)

Deaths539 years ago

1512 - Pandolfo Petrucci, Italian ruler (b. 1452)

Deaths508 years ago

1524 - Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, English soldier and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1443)

Deaths496 years ago

1542 - Hernando de Soto, Spanish-American explorer (b. 1496)

Deaths478 years ago

1563 - Martynas Mažvydas, Lithuanian writer (b. 1510)

Deaths457 years ago

1601 - Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne (b. 1547)

Deaths419 years ago

1607 - John Rainolds, English scholar and academic (b. 1549)

Deaths413 years ago

1619 - Hieronymus Fabricius, Italian anatomist (b. 1537)

Deaths401 years ago

1639 - Tommaso Campanella, Italian astrologer, theologian, and poet (b. 1568)

Deaths381 years ago

1647 - Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch poet and playwright (b. 1581)

Deaths373 years ago

1650 - James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, Scottish general and politician (b. 1612)

Deaths370 years ago

1664 - Elizabeth Poole, English settler, founded Taunton, Massachusetts (b. 1588)

Deaths356 years ago

1670 - Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer and physicist (b. 1586)

Deaths350 years ago

1686 - Otto von Guericke, German physicist and inventor of the Magdeburg Hemispheres (b. 1602)

Deaths334 years ago

1690 - John Eliot, English-American minister and missionary (b. 1604)

Deaths330 years ago

1719 - Pierre Poiret, French mystic and philosopher (b. 1646)

Deaths301 years ago
Deaths296 years ago

1742 - Lars Roberg, Swedish physician and academic (b. 1664)

Deaths278 years ago

1762 - Alexander Joseph Sulkowski, Polish and Saxon general (b. 1695)

Deaths258 years ago

1771 - Christopher Smart, English actor, playwright, and poet (b. 1722)

Deaths249 years ago

1786 - Carl Wilhelm Scheele, German-Swedish chemist and pharmacist (b. 1742)

Deaths234 years ago

1790 - Thomas Warton, English poet and critic (b. 1728)

Deaths230 years ago

1810 - Chevalier d'Eon, French diplomat and spy (b. 1728)

Deaths210 years ago

1844 - Giuseppe Baini, Italian priest and composer (b. 1775)

Deaths176 years ago

1862 - John Drew, Irish-American actor and manager (b. 1827)

Deaths158 years ago

1879 - Arturo Prat, Chilean lawyer and commander (b. 1848)

Deaths141 years ago

1894 - Émile Henry, French anarchist (b. 1872)

Deaths126 years ago

1894 - August Kundt, German physicist and academic (b. 1839)

Deaths126 years ago

1895 - Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1819)

Deaths125 years ago

1901 - Joseph Olivier, French rugby player (b. 1874)

Deaths119 years ago

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

Deaths109 years ago

1915 - Leonid Gobyato, Russian general and engineer (b. 1875)

Deaths105 years ago

1919 - Evgraf Fedorov, Russian mathematician, crystallographer, and mineralogist (b. 1853)

Deaths101 years ago

1920 - Venustiano Carranza, Mexican politician, 54th President of Mexico (b. 1859)

Deaths100 years ago

1925 - Hidesaburō Ueno, Japanese agriculturalist, guardian of Hachikō (b. 1871)

Deaths95 years ago

1926 - Ronald Firbank, English-Italian author (b. 1886)

Deaths94 years ago
Deaths91 years ago

1932 - Marcel Boulenger, French fencer and author (b. 1873)

Deaths88 years ago

1935 - Jane Addams, American activist and author, co-founded Hull House, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)

Deaths85 years ago

1935 - Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist and geneticist (b. 1848)

Deaths85 years ago

1940 - Billy Minter, English footballer and manager (b. 1888)

Deaths80 years ago

1949 - Klaus Mann, German-American novelist, playwright, and critic (b. 1906)

Deaths71 years ago

1952 - John Garfield, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths68 years ago

1956 - Harry Bensley, English businessman and adventurer (b. 1877)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Alexander Vertinsky, Ukrainian-Russian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (b. 1889)

Deaths63 years ago

1964 - James Franck, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Marguerite Bise, French chef (b. 1898)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 - Geoffrey de Havilland, English pilot and engineer, designed the de Havilland Mosquito (b. 1882)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - Doris Lloyd, English actress (b. 1896)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - E. L. Grant Watson, English-Australian biologist and author (b. 1885)

Deaths50 years ago

1973 - Vaughn Monroe, American singer, trumpet player, bandleader, and actor (b. 1911)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Ivan Konev, Soviet World War 2 Marshal and Commander that fought in the Battle of Berlin (b. 1897)

Deaths47 years ago
Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Patsy O'Hara, INLA volunteer (b. 1957)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Kenneth Clark, English historian and author (b. 1903)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Ann Little, American actress (b. 1891)

Deaths36 years ago

1988 - Sammy Davis, Sr., American actor and dancer (b. 1900)

Deaths32 years ago

1991 - Lino Brocka, Filipino director and screenwriter (b. 1939)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Rajiv Gandhi, Indian politician, 6th Prime Minister of India (b. 1944)

Deaths29 years ago

1995 - Les Aspin, American captain and politician, 18th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1938)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Paul Delph, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1957)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Lash LaRue, American actor and producer (b. 1917)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Villem Raam, Estonian art historian, art critic and conservator (b. 1910)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Robert Gist, American actor and director (b. 1917)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - John Gielgud, English actor (b. 1904)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Mark R. Hughes, American businessman, founded Herbalife (b. 1956)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Niki de Saint Phalle, French-American sculptor and painter (b. 1930)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentinian-Italian race car driver and businessman, founded De Tomaso (b. 1928)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Frank D. White, American captain, banker, and politician, 41st Governor of Arkansas (b. 1933)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Deborah Berger, American outsider artist (b. 1956)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Stephen Elliott, American actor (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Howard Morris, American actor and director (b. 1919)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Spencer Clark, American race car driver (b. 1987)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Katherine Dunham, American dancer, choreographer, and author (b. 1909)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Cherd Songsri, Thai director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Billy Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1929)

Deaths14 years ago

2012 - Eddie Blazonczyk, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Otis Clark, American butler and preacher, survivor of the Tulsa race riot (b. 1903)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Constantine of Irinoupolis, Metropolitan of Irinoupolis and Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Roman Dumbadze, Georgian commander (b. 1964)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Douglas Rodríguez, Cuban boxer (b. 1950)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bill Stewart, American football player and coach (b. 1952)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Alan Thorne, Australian anthropologist and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Count Christian of Rosenborg, member of the Danish royal family (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frank Comstock, American trombonist, composer, and conductor (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Cot Deal, American baseball player and coach (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mohammad Khaled Hossain, Bangladeshi mountaineer (b. 1979)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Leonard Marsh, American businessman, co-founded Snapple (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bob Thompson, American pianist and composer (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dominique Venner, French journalist and historian (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

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

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Tunku Annuar, Malaysian son of Badlishah of Kedah (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Evelyn Blackmon, American businesswoman and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Johnny Gray, American baseball player (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jaime Lusinchi, Venezuelan physician and politician, President of Venezuela (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Alireza Soleimani, Iranian wrestler (b. 1956)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Annarita Sidoti, Italian race walker (b. 1969)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Twinkle, English singer-songwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jassem Al-Kharafi, Kuwaiti businessman and politician, 8th Kuwaiti Speaker of the National Assembly (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Fred Gladding, American baseball player and coach (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Louis Johnson, American bass player and producer (b. 1955)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Nick Menza, American drummer and songwriter (b. 1964)

Deaths4 years ago

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Earliest day on which Corpus Christi can fall, while June 24 is the latest; held on Thursday after Trinity Sunday (often locally moved to Sunday). (Roman Catholic Church)

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Helena of Constantinople, also known as "Feast of the Holy Great Sovereigns Constantine and Helen, Equal-to-the-Apostles." (Eastern Orthodox Church, Anglican Communion)

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