Holidays and observances

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

Unity Day (Yemen), celebrates the unification of North and South Yemen into the Republic of Yemen in 1990.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


192 - Dong Zhuo is assassinated by his adopted son Lü Bu.


760 - Fourteenth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.


853 - A Byzantine fleet sacks and destroys undefended Damietta in Egypt.


1176 - The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to assassinate Saladin near Aleppo.

Events844 years ago
Events820 years ago

1246 - Henry Raspe is elected anti-king of the Kingdom of Germany in opposition to Conrad IV.

Events774 years ago

1254 - Serbian King Stefan Uroš I and the Republic of Venice sign a peace treaty.

Events766 years ago

1370 - Brussels massacre: Hundreds Jews are murdered and the rest of the Jewish community is banished from Brussels, Belgium, for allegedly descrating consecrated Host.

Events650 years ago

1377 - Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.

Events643 years ago

1455 - Start of the Wars of the Roses: At the First Battle of St Albans, Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England.

Events565 years ago

1520 - The massacre at the festival of Tóxcatl takes place during the Fall of Tenochtitlan, resulting in turning the Aztecs against the Spanish.

Events500 years ago
Events391 years ago

1762 - Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg.

Events258 years ago

1762 - Trevi Fountain is officially completed and inaugurated in Rome.

Events258 years ago

1766 - A large earthquake causes heavy damage and loss of life in Istanbul and the Marmara region.

Events254 years ago

1804 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition officially begins as the Corps of Discovery departs from St. Charles, Missouri.

Events216 years ago
Events213 years ago

1809 - On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna, Austria), Napoleon I is repelled by an enemy army for the first time.

Events211 years ago

1816 - A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, riots concerning high unemployment and rising grain costs spreads to Ely the next day.

Events204 years ago

1819 - SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Events201 years ago

1826 - HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage.

Events194 years ago

1840 - The penal transportation of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.

Events180 years ago
Events172 years ago

1849 - Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is issued a patent for an invention to lift boats, making him the only U.S. President to ever hold a patent.

Events171 years ago

1856 - Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina severely beats Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made regarding Southerners and slavery.

Events164 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Union forces begin the Siege of Port Hudson which lasts 48 days, the longest siege in U.S. military history.

Events157 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: After ten weeks, the Union Army's Red River Campaign ends in failure.

Events156 years ago

1872 - Reconstruction Era: President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act into law, restoring full civil and political rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers.

Events148 years ago

1900 - The Associated Press is formed in New York City as a non-profit news cooperative.

Events120 years ago

1906 - The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine".

Events114 years ago

1915 - Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, the only volcano besides Mount St. Helens to erupt in the contiguous U.S. during the 20th century.

Events105 years ago

1915 - Three trains collide in the Quintinshill rail disaster near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246.

Events105 years ago

1926 - Chiang Kai-shek replaces the communists in Kuomintang China.

Events94 years ago

1927 - Near Xining, China, an 8.3 magnitude earthquake causes 200,000 deaths in one of the world's most destructive earthquakes.

Events93 years ago

1939 - World War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.

Events81 years ago

1941 - During the Anglo-Iraqi War, British troops take Fallujah.

Events79 years ago

1942 - Mexico enters World War II, joining the Allies.

Events78 years ago

1943 - Joseph Stalin disbands the Comintern.

Events77 years ago

1947 - Cold War: The Truman Doctrine goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece.

Events73 years ago

1957 - South Africa's government approves of racial separation in universities.

Events63 years ago

1958 - The 1958 riots in Ceylon become a watershed in the race relations of various ethnic communities of Sri Lanka. The total deaths is estimated at 300, mostly Tamils.

Events62 years ago

1960 - The Great Chilean earthquake, measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, hits southern Chile, becoming the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.

Events60 years ago

1962 - Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.

Events58 years ago

1963 - Greek left-wing politician Grigoris Lambrakis is shot in an assassination attempt, and dies five days later.

Events57 years ago
Events56 years ago

1967 - Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping.

Events53 years ago

1967 - L'Innovation department store in Brussels, Belgium, burns down, resulting in 323 dead or missing and 150 injured, the most devastating fire in Belgian history.

Events53 years ago

1968 - The nuclear-powered submarine USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard, 400 miles southwest of the Azores.

Events52 years ago

1969 - Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon's surface.

Events51 years ago

1972 - Ceylon adopts a new constitution, becoming a republic and changing its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.

Events48 years ago

1972 - Over 400 women in Derry, Northern Ireland attack the offices of Sinn Féin following the shooting by the Irish Republican Army of a young British soldier on leave.

Events48 years ago

1987 - Hashimpura massacre occurs in Meerut, India.

Events33 years ago

1987 - First ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

Events33 years ago

1990 - North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.

Events30 years ago
Events28 years ago

1994 - A worldwide trade embargo against Haiti goes into effect to punish its military rulers for not reinstating the country's ousted elected leader, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Events26 years ago

1996 - The Burmese military regime jails 71 supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi in a bid to block a pro-democracy meeting.

Events24 years ago

1998 - A U.S. federal judge rules that U.S. Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the Lewinsky scandal involving President Bill Clinton.

Events22 years ago

2000 - In Sri Lanka, over 150 Tamil rebels are killed over two days of fighting for control in Jaffna.

Events20 years ago

2002 - Civil rights movement: A jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murder of four girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.

Events18 years ago

2010 - Air India Express Boeing 737 crashes over a cliff upon landing at Mangalore, India, killing 158 of 166 people on board, becoming the deadliest crash involving a Boeing 737.

Events10 years ago

2010 - Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Uefa Champions League final in Madrid, Spain to become the first, and so far only, Italian team to win the historic treble (Serie A, Coppa Italia, Champions League).

Events10 years ago

2011 - An EF5 tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri, killing 158 people and wreaking $2.8 billion in damages, the costliest and seventh-deadliest single tornado in U.S. history.

Events9 years ago

2012 - Tokyo Skytree opens to the public. It is the tallest tower in the world (634 m), and the second tallest man-made structure on Earth after Burj Khalifa (829.8 m).

Events8 years ago

2014 - General Prayut Chan-o-cha becomes interim leader of Thailand in a military coup d'état, following six months of political turmoil.

Events6 years ago

2014 - An explosion occurs in Ürümqi, capital of China's far-western Xinjiang region, resulting in at least 43 deaths and 91 injuries.

Events6 years ago

2015 - The Republic of Ireland becomes the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage in a public referendum.

Events5 years ago

2017 - Twenty-two people are killed at an Ariana Grande concert in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.

Events3 years ago

2017 - United States President Donald Trump visits the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and becomes the first sitting U.S. President to visit the Western Wall.

Events3 years ago


626 - Itzam K'an Ahk I, Mayan king (d. 686)


1009 - Su Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1066)

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1408 - Annamacharya, Hindu saint (d. 1503)

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Births481 years ago

1622 - Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and governor (d. 1698)

Births398 years ago

1644 - Gabriël Grupello, Flemish Baroque sculptor (d. 1730)

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1650 - Richard Brakenburgh, Dutch Golden Age painter (d. 1702)

Births370 years ago

1694 - Daniel Gran, Austrian painter (d. 1757)

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1715 - François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and diplomat (d. 1794)

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1733 - Hubert Robert, French painter (d. 1808)

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1752 - Louis Legendre, French butcher and politician (d. 1797)

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1762 - Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst, English politician (d. 1834)

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Births250 years ago

1772 - Ram Mohan Roy, Indian philosopher and reformer (d. 1833)

Births248 years ago

1782 - Hirose Tansō, Japanese neo-Confucian scholar, teacher, writer (d. 1856)

Births238 years ago

1783 - William Sturgeon, English physicist and inventor, invented the electromagnet and electric motor (d. 1850)

Births237 years ago

1808 - Gérard de Nerval, French poet and translator (d. 1855)

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1811 - Giulia Grisi, Italian soprano (d. 1869)

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1811 - Henry Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle, English politician (d. 1864)

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1813 - Richard Wagner, German composer (d. 1883)

Births207 years ago

1814 - Amalia Lindegren, Swedish painter (d. 1891)

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1820 - Worthington Whittredge, American painter (d. 1910)

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1828 - Albrecht von Graefe, German ophthalmologist and academic (d. 1870)

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1831 - Henry Vandyke Carter, English anatomist and surgeon (d. 1897)

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1833 - Félix Bracquemond, French painter and etcher (d. 1914)

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1833 - Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla, Spanish politician; served as Prime Minister of Spain from 1871-73 (d. 1895)

Births187 years ago

1841 - Catulle Mendès, French poet, author, and playwright (d. 1909)

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1844 - Mary Cassatt, American painter and educator (d. 1926)

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1846 - Rita Cetina Gutiérrez, Mexican poet, educator, and activist (d. 1908)

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1848 - Fritz von Uhde, German painter and educator (d. 1911)

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1849 - Aston Webb, English architect and academic (d. 1930)

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1852 - Émile Sauret, French violinist and composer (d. 1920)

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1858 - Belmiro de Almeida, Brazilian painter, illustrator, sculptor (d. 1935)

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1859 - Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (d. 1930)

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1859 - Tsubouchi Shōyō, Japanese author, playwright, and educator (d. 1935)

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1864 - Willy Stöwer, German author and illustrator (d. 1931)

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1868 - Augusto Pestana, Brazilian engineer and politician (d. 1934)

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1874 - Daniel François Malan, South African clergyman and politician, 5th Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1959)

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1876 - Julius Klinger, Austrian painter and illustrator (d. 1942)

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1879 - Warwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer and journalist (d. 1947)

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1879 - Jean Cras, French admiral and composer (d. 1932)

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1879 - Symon Petliura, Ukrainian statesman and independence leader (d. 1926)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Francis de Miomandre, French author and translator (d. 1959)

Births140 years ago

1885 - Giacomo Matteotti, Italian lawyer and politician (d. 1924)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral (d. 1957)

Births135 years ago

1887 - A. W. Sandberg, Danish film director and screenwriter (d. 1938)

Births133 years ago

1891 - Johannes R. Becher, German politician, novelist, and poet (d. 1958)

Births129 years ago

1894 - Friedrich Pollock, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1970)

Births126 years ago

1897 - Robert Neumann, German and English-speaking author (d. 1975)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Juan Arvizu, Mexican lyric opera tenor and bolero vocalist (d.1985)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Maurice J. Tobin, American politician, 6th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 1953)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Al Simmons, American baseball player and coach (d. 1956)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Uno Lamm, Swedish electrical engineer and inventor (d. 1989)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Bodo von Borries, German physicist and academic, co-invented the electron microscope (d. 1956)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Tom Driberg, British politician (d. 1976)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Hergé, Belgian author and illustrator (d. 1983)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Laurence Olivier, English actor, director, and producer (d. 1989)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Horton Smith, American golfer and captain (d. 1963)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Margaret Mee, English illustrator and educator (d. 1988)

Births111 years ago

1912 - Herbert C. Brown, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Rafael Gil, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 1986)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Dominique Rolin, Belgian author (d. 2012)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Max Kohnstamm, Dutch historian and diplomat (d. 2010)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Sun Ra, American pianist, composer, bandleader, poet (d. 1993)

Births106 years ago

1917 - George Aratani, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Jean-Louis Curtis, French author (d. 1995)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Paul Vanden Boeynants, Belgian businessman and politician, 55th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 2001)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Thomas Gold, Austrian-American astrophysicist and academic (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1921 - George S. Hammond, American scientist (d. 2005)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Quinn Martin, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1987)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Charles Aznavour, French-Armenian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Jean Tinguely, Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1991)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Michael Constantine, American actor

Births93 years ago

1927 - Peter Matthiessen, American novelist, short story writer, editor, co-founded The Paris Review (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1927 - George Andrew Olah, Hungarian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Serge Doubrovsky, French theorist and author (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 - John Mackenzie, Scottish director and producer (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1928 - T. Boone Pickens, American businessman

Births92 years ago

1928 - Hiroshi Sano, Japanese novelist (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egyptian poet (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Kenny Ball, English jazz trumpet player, vocalist, and bandleader (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Marisol Escobar, French-American sculptor (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Harvey Milk, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1978)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Robert Spitzer, American psychiatrist and academic (d. 2015)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Chen Jingrun, Chinese mathematician and academic (d. 1996)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Peter Nero, American pianist and conductor

Births86 years ago

1936 - George H. Heilmeier, American engineer (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Facundo Cabral, Argentinian singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Richard Benjamin, American actor and director

Births82 years ago

1938 - Susan Strasberg, American actress (d. 1999)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Paul Winfield, American actor (d. 2004)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Kieth Merrill, American filmmaker

Births80 years ago

1940 - Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (d. 2011)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Bernard Shaw, American journalist

Births80 years ago

1940 - Mick Tingelhoff, American Pro Football Hall of Famer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Menzies Campbell, Scottish sprinter and politician

Births79 years ago

1942 - Ted Kaczynski, American academic and mathematician turned anarchist and serial murderer (Unabomber)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Barbara Parkins, Canadian actress

Births78 years ago

1942 - Richard Oakes, Native American civil rights activist (d. 1972)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Betty Williams, Northern Irish peace activist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births77 years ago

1943 - Tommy John, American baseball player

Births77 years ago

1944 - John Flanagan, Australian fantasy author

Births76 years ago

1945 - Bob Katter, Australian politician

Births75 years ago

1946 - George Best, Northern Irish footballer and manager (d. 2005)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Michael Green, English physicist and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Howard Kendall, English footballer and manager (d. 2015)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Andrei Marga, Romanian philosopher, political scientist, politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Lyudmila Zhuravleva, Russian-Ukrainian astronomer

Births74 years ago

1948 - Tomás Sánchez, Cuban painter and engraver

Births72 years ago

1948 - Nedumudi Venu, Indian actor and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Cheryl Campbell, English actress

Births71 years ago

1949 - Valentin Inzko, Austrian diplomat

Births71 years ago

1950 - Alekos Alavanos, Greek lawyer and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Bernie Taupin, English singer-songwriter and poet

Births70 years ago

1953 - François Bon, French writer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Cha Bum-kun, South Korean footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1953 - Paul Mariner, English footballer, coach, and manager

Births67 years ago

1954 - Barbara May Cameron, Native American human rights activist (d.2002)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Shuji Nakamura, Japanese-American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate

Births66 years ago

1956 - Lucie Brock-Broido, American poet (d. 2018)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Lisa Murkowski, American lawyer and politician

Births63 years ago

1959 - David Blatt, Israeli-American basketball player and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Morrissey, English singer-songwriter and performer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kwak Jae-yong, South Korean director and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mehbooba Mufti, Indian politician

Births61 years ago

1960 - Hideaki Anno, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1962 - Brian Pillman, American football player and wrestler (d. 1997)

Births58 years ago

1965 - Jay Carney, American journalist, 29th White House Press Secretary

Births55 years ago

1966 - Johnny Gill, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Wang Xiaoshuai, Chinese director and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1968 - Ma Jun, Chinese environmentalist and journalist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Graham Linehan, Irish comedian, actor, and author

Births52 years ago

1969 - Cathy McMorris Rodgers, American lawyer and politician

Births51 years ago

1970 - Naomi Campbell, English model

Births50 years ago

1970 - Brody Stevens, American comedian and actor (d. 2019)

Births50 years ago

1972 - Max Brooks, American author and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor

Births47 years ago

1974 - Garba Lawal, Nigerian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Henrietta Ónodi, Hungarian Olympic gymnast

Births46 years ago

1974 - Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian politician

Births46 years ago

1975 - Salva Ballesta, Spanish footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1976 - Christian Vande Velde, American cyclist

Births44 years ago

1978 - Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Katie Price, English television personality & glamour model

Births42 years ago

1979 - Maggie Q, American actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Nazanin Boniadi, Iranian-American actress

Births41 years ago

1980 - Sharice Davids, American politician

Births40 years ago

1980 - Lucy Gordon, British actress and model (d. 2009)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Tommy Smith, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Daniel Bryan, American wrestler

Births39 years ago

1981 - Bassel Khartabil, Syrian computer programmer and engineer (d. 2015)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jürgen Melzer, Austrian tennis player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Erin McNaught, Australian model and actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Apolo Ohno, American speed skater

Births38 years ago

1982 - Hong Yong-jo, North Korean footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Natasha Kai, American soccer player and Olympic medalist

Births37 years ago

1984 - Karoline Herfurth, German actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Didier Ya Konan, Ivorian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Dustin Moskovitz, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Facebook

Births36 years ago

1985 - Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tao Okamoto, Japanese model and actress

Births35 years ago

1986 - Julian Edelman, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Matt Jarvis, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Tatiana Volosozhar, Russian figure skater

Births34 years ago

1987 - Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Arturo Vidal, Chilean footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Heida Reed, Icelandic-British actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Corey Dickerson, American professional baseball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Wyatt Roy, Australian politician

Births30 years ago

1991 - Joel Obi, Nigerian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Suho, South Korean singer and actor

Births29 years ago

1994 - Florian Luger, Austrian male model

Births26 years ago

1999 - Camren Bicondova, American actress

Births21 years ago


192 - Dong Zhuo, Chinese warlord and politician (b. 138)


337 - Constantine the Great, Roman emperor (b. 272)


748 - Empress Genshō of Japan (b. 683)

Deaths953 years ago

1068 - Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025)

Deaths952 years ago

1310 - Saint Humility, founder of the Vallumbrosan religious order of nuns (b. c. 1226)

Deaths710 years ago

1409 - Blanche of England, sister of King Henry V (b. 1392)

Deaths611 years ago

1455 - Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (b. 1406)

Deaths565 years ago

1455 - Thomas Clifford, 8th Baron de Clifford, Lancastrian commander (b. 1414)

Deaths565 years ago

1455 - Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English commander (b. 1393)

Deaths565 years ago

1457 - Rita of Cascia, Italian nun and saint (b. 1381)

Deaths563 years ago

1490 - Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent, English administrator, nobleman and magnate (b. 1416)

Deaths530 years ago

1538 - John Forest, English friar and martyr (b. 1471)

Deaths482 years ago

1540 - Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian and politician (b. 1483)

Deaths480 years ago

1545 - Sher Shah Suri, Indian ruler (b. 1486)

Deaths475 years ago

1553 - Giovanni Bernardi, Italian sculptor and engraver (b. 1495)

Deaths467 years ago

1602 - Renata of Lorraine (b. 1544)

Deaths418 years ago

1609 - Pieter Willemsz. Verhoeff, Dutch captain (b. 1573)

Deaths411 years ago

1666 - Gaspar Schott, German physicist and mathematician (b. 1608)

Deaths354 years ago

1667 - Pope Alexander VII (b. 1599)

Deaths353 years ago

1745 - François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French general (b. 1671)

Deaths275 years ago

1760 - Baal Shem Tov, Polish rabbi and author (b. 1700)

Deaths260 years ago

1772 - Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian and academic (b. 1687)

Deaths248 years ago
Deaths225 years ago

1802 - Martha Washington, First, First Lady of the United States (b. 1731)

Deaths218 years ago

1851 - Mordecai Manuel Noah, American journalist and diplomat (b. 1755)

Deaths169 years ago
Deaths161 years ago

1861 - Thornsbury Bailey Brown, American soldier (b. 1829)

Deaths159 years ago

1868 - Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1801)

Deaths152 years ago

1885 - Victor Hugo, French novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1802)

Deaths135 years ago

1901 - Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist, assassin of Umberto I of Italy (b. 1869)

Deaths119 years ago

1910 - Jules Renard, French author and playwright (b. 1864)

Deaths110 years ago

1932 - Augusta, Lady Gregory, Anglo-Irish activist, landlord, and playwright, co-founded the Abbey Theatre (b. 1852)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - Tsengeltiin Jigjidjav, Mongolian politician, 10th Prime Minister of Mongolia (b. 1894)

Deaths87 years ago

1938 - William Glackens, American painter and illustrator (b. 1870)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Ernst Toller, German playwright and author (b. 1893)

Deaths81 years ago

1939 - Jiří Mahen, Czech author and playwright (b. 1882)

Deaths81 years ago

1954 - Chief Bender, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1884)

Deaths66 years ago

1965 - Christopher Stone, English radio host (b. 1882)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Tom Goddard, English cricketer (b. 1900)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Langston Hughes, American poet, social activist, novelist, and playwright (b. 1902)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Charlotte Serber, American Librarian of the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos site (b. 1911)

Deaths53 years ago

1972 - Cecil Day-Lewis, Anglo-Irish poet and author (b. 1904)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Margaret Rutherford, English actress (b. 1892)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Irmgard Flügge-Lotz, German-American mathematician and aerospace engineer (b. 1903)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Lefty Grove, American baseball player (b. 1900)

Deaths45 years ago

1982 - Cevdet Sunay, Turkish general and politician, 5th President of Turkey (b. 1899)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Albert Claude, Belgian biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Wolfgang Reitherman, German-American animator, director, and producer (b. 1909)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - Giorgio Almirante, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Steven De Groote, South African pianist and educator (b. 1953)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Rocky Graziano, American boxer (b. 1922)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Shripad Amrit Dange, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1899)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Stan Mortensen, English footballer and manager (b. 1921)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Zellig Harris, American linguist and academic (b. 1909)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Mieczysław Horszowski, Polish-American pianist and composer (b. 1892)

Deaths27 years ago

1997 - Alziro Bergonzo, Italian architect and painter (b. 1906)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Alfred Hershey, American biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - John Derek, American actor, director, and photographer (b. 1926)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - José Enrique Moyal, Israeli physicist and engineer (b. 1910)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Davie Fulton, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1916)

Deaths20 years ago

2004 - Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Mikhail Voronin, Russian gymnast (b. 1945)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Lee Jong-wook, South Korean physician and diplomat (b. 1945)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Pemba Doma Sherpa, Nepalese mountaineer (b. 1970)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Robert Asprin, American soldier and author (b. 1946)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Martin Gardner, American mathematician, cryptographer, and author (b. 1914)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Joseph Brooks, American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (b. 1938)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Muzafar Bhutto, Pakistani politician (b. 1970)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Wesley A. Brown, American lieutenant and engineer (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

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

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lee Rigby, British fusilier

Deaths7 years ago

2015 - Marques Haynes, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Vladimir Katriuk, Ukrainian-Canadian SS officer (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Velimir "Bata" Živojinović, Serbian actor and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Nicky Hayden, American professional motorcycle racer (b. 1981)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Judith Kerr, German-born British writer and illustrator (b. 1923)

Deaths1 years ago

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