Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Arbor Day can fall, while May 31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Sunday in May. (Venezuela)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Children's Day can fall, while May 31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Sunday in May. (Hungary)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Holiday of Saint Etchmiadzin can fall, while July 27 is the latest; celebrated on the 64th day after Easter. (Armenia)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Memorial Day can fall, while May 31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Monday in May. (United States)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Mother's Day can fall, while May 31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Sunday in May. (Algeria, Dominican Republic, France (First Sunday of June, if Pentecost occurs on this day), Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia)

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Earliest day on which Turkmen Carpet Day can fall, while May 31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Sunday in May. (Turkmenistan)

Holidays and observances

Geek Pride Day (geek culture)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Jordan from the United Kingdom in 1946.

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Last bell (Russia, post-Soviet countries)

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Holidays and observances

International Missing Children's Day and its related observances:National Missing Children's Day (United States),

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National Tap Dance Day (United States)

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Towel Day in honour of the work of the writer Douglas Adams

Holidays and observances

Events

0567 BC - Servius Tullius, the king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victory over the Etruscans.

Events1453 years ago

0240 BC - First recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.

Events1780 years ago

1085 - Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain, back from the Moors.

Events935 years ago

1420 - Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.

Events600 years ago
Events499 years ago

1644 - Ming general Wu Sangui forms an alliance with the invading Manchus and opens the gates of the Great Wall of China at Shanhaiguan pass, letting the Manchus through towards the capital Beijing.

Events376 years ago

1659 - Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England.

Events361 years ago

1660 - Charles II lands at Dover at the invitation of the Convention Parliament (England), which marks the end of the Cromwell-proclaimed Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland and begins the Restoration (1660) of the British monarchy.

Events360 years ago

1738 - A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.

Events282 years ago

1787 - After a delay of 11 days, the United States Constitutional Convention formally convenes in Philadelphia after a quorum of seven states is secured.

Events233 years ago

1809 - Chuquisaca Revolution: Patriot revolt in Chuquisaca (modern day Sucre) against the Spanish Empire, sparking the Latin American wars of independence.

Events211 years ago
Events210 years ago
Events201 years ago

1833 - The Chilean Constitution of 1833 is promulgated.

Events187 years ago

1837 - The Rebels of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for governmental reforms.

Events183 years ago

1865 - In Mobile, Alabama, around 300 people are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.

Events155 years ago
Events142 years ago

1895 - Playwright, poet, novelist and aesthete Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.

Events125 years ago

1895 - The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Jingsong as its president.

Events125 years ago
Events106 years ago

1925 - Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee.

Events95 years ago

1926 - Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic, which is in government-in-exile in Paris.

Events94 years ago

1935 - Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Events85 years ago

1938 - Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante kills 313 people.

Events82 years ago

1940 - World War II: The German 2nd Panzer Division captures the port of Boulogne-sur-Mer; the surrender of the last French and British troops marks the end of the Battle of Boulogne.

Events80 years ago

1946 - The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.

Events74 years ago

1953 - Nuclear weapons testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conducts its first and only nuclear artillery test.

Events67 years ago

1953 - The first public television station in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.

Events67 years ago

1955 - In the United States, a night-time F5 tornado strikes the small city of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 and injuring 273. It is the deadliest tornado to ever occur in the state and the 23rd deadliest in the U.S.

Events65 years ago

1955 - First ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third-highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition led by Charles Evans. Joe Brown and George Band reached the summit on May 25, followed by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather the next day.

Events65 years ago

1961 - Apollo program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.

Events59 years ago
Events57 years ago
Events54 years ago

1968 - The Gateway Arch in Saint Louis is dedicated.

Events52 years ago

1973 - The captain and crew on Greek naval destroyer Velos mutinied in order to protest the dictatorship in Greece. Velos anchored at Fiumicino, Italy, refusing to return to Greece.

Events47 years ago

1977 - Star Wars is released in theaters.

Events43 years ago

1977 - Chinese government removes a decade old ban on William Shakespeare's work, effectively ending the Cultural Revolution started in 1966.

Events43 years ago

1978 - The first bomb of a series of bombings orchestrated by the Unabomber detonates at Northwestern University resulting in minor injuries.

Events42 years ago

1979 - John Spenkelink, a convicted murderer, was executed in Florida. He was the first person to be executed in Florida after capital punishment was reinstated in 1976.

Events41 years ago

1979 - American Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport killing all 271 on board and two people on the ground.

Events41 years ago
Events39 years ago
Events38 years ago

1985 - Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.

Events35 years ago

1986 - Hands Across America takes place.

Events34 years ago

1997 - A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koroma.

Events23 years ago

1999 - The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.

Events21 years ago

2000 - Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from Lebanese territory (except for the disputed Shebaa farms zone) 22 years after its invasion in 1978.

Events20 years ago

2001 - Erik Weihenmayer becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in the Himalayas, with Dr. Sherman Bull.

Events19 years ago

2002 - China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrates in mid-air and crashes into the Taiwan Strait. All 225 people on board are killed.

Events18 years ago

2008 - NASA's Phoenix lander lands in Green Valley region of Mars to search for environments suitable for water and microbial life.

Events12 years ago

2009 - North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community.

Events11 years ago

2011 - Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty-five-year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Events9 years ago

2012 - The SpaceX Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with the International Space Station.

Events8 years ago

2013 - Suspected Maoist rebels kill at least 28 people and injure 32 others in an attack on a convoy of Indian National Congress politicians in Chhattisgarh, India.

Events7 years ago

2013 - A gas cylinder explodes on a school bus in the Pakistani city of Gujrat, killing at least 18 people.

Events7 years ago

2018 - The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable.

Events2 years ago

2018 - Ireland votes to repeal the Eight Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, prohibiting abortion in all but a few cases, choosing to replace it with the Thirty-Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland.

Events2 years ago

Births

Births972 years ago

1320 - Toghon Temür, Mongolian emperor (d. 1370)

Births700 years ago

1334 - Emperor Sukō of Japan (d. 1398)

Births686 years ago
Births604 years ago

1417 - Catherine of Cleves, Duchess consort regent of Guelders (d. 1479)

Births603 years ago

1550 - Camillus de Lellis, Italian saint and nurse (d. 1614)

Births470 years ago

1606 - Charles Garnier, French missionary and saint (d. 1649)

Births414 years ago

1661 - Claude Buffier, Polish-French historian and philosopher (d. 1737)

Births359 years ago
Births307 years ago

1725 - Samuel Ward, American politician, 31st Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island (d. 1776)

Births295 years ago

1783 - Philip Pendleton Barbour, American farmer and politician, 12th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1841)

Births237 years ago

1791 - Minh Mạng, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1841)

Births229 years ago

1803 - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, English author, playwright, and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1873)

Births217 years ago

1803 - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher (d. 1882)

Births217 years ago

1818 - Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss historian and academic (d. 1897)

Births202 years ago

1818 - Louise de Broglie, Countess d'Haussonville, French essayist and biographer (d. 1882)

Births202 years ago

1830 - Trebor Mai (né Robert Williams), Welsh poet (d. 1877)

Births190 years ago

1846 - Naim Frashëri, Albanian-Turkish poet and translator (d. 1900)

Births174 years ago

1848 - Johann Baptist Singenberger, Swiss composer, educator, and publisher (d. 1924)

Births172 years ago

1852 - William Muldoon, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1933)

Births168 years ago

1856 - Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Algerian-French general (d. 1942)

Births164 years ago

1860 - James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist and academic (d. 1944)

Births160 years ago

1865 - John Mott, American evangelist and saint, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)

Births155 years ago

1867 - Anders Peter Nielsen, Danish target shooter (d. 1950)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Robbie Ross, Canadian journalist and art critic (d. 1918)

Births151 years ago

1869 - Mathilde Verne, English pianist and educator (d. 1936)

Births151 years ago

1878 - Bill Robinson, American actor and dancer (d. 1949)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian-English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1964)

Births141 years ago

1879 - William Stickney, American golfer (d. 1944)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist and academic (d. 1967)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Marie Doro, American actress (d. 1956)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Carl Johan Lind, Swedish hammer thrower (d. 1965)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Rash Behari Bose, Indian soldier and activist (d. 1945)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Philip Murray, Scottish-American miner and labor leader (d. 1952)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Padre Pio, Italian priest and saint (d. 1968)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Miles Malleson, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1969)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Günther Lütjens, German admiral (d. 1941)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aircraft designer, founded Sikorsky Aircraft (d. 1972)

Births131 years ago

1893 - Ernest "Pop" Stoneman, American country musician (d. 1968)

Births127 years ago

1897 - Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer (d. 1972)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Gene Tunney, American boxer and soldier (d. 1978)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Bennett Cerf, American publisher and television game show panelist; co-founded Random House (d. 1971)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, author, and flute player (d. 1976)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Alain Grandbois, Canadian poet and author (d. 1975)

Births120 years ago

1907 - U Nu, Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (d. 1995)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Theodore Roethke, American poet (d. 1963)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Alfred Kubel, German politician, 5th Prime Minister of Lower Saxony (d. 1999)

Births111 years ago

1912 - Dean Rockwell, American commander, wrestler, and coach (d. 2005)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Heinrich Bär, German colonel and pilot (d. 1957)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and producer (d. 1965)

Births107 years ago

1916 - Brian Dickson, Canadian captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1998)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Giuseppe Tosi, Italian discus thrower (d. 1981)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Steve Cochran, American film, television and stage actor (d. 1965)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Theodore Hesburgh, American priest, theologian, and academic (d. 2015)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner and diplomat (d. 1992)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Hal David, American songwriter and composer (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Kitty Kallen, American singer (d. 2016)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jack Steinberger, German-Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births99 years ago

1922 - Enrico Berlinguer, Italian politician (d. 1984)

Births98 years ago

1924 - István Nyers, French-Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet and author (d. 1974)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Jeanne Crain, American actress (d. 2003)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Eldon Griffiths, English journalist and politician (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Don Liddle, American baseball player (d. 2000)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Claude Pinoteau, French film director and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Claude Akins, American actor (d. 1994)

Births94 years ago

1926 - William Bowyer, English painter and academic (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author and poet (d. 2009)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Bill Sharman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - David Wynne, English sculptor and painter (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Robert Ludlum, American soldier and author (d. 2001)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Norman Petty, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1984)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Beverly Sills, American soprano and actress (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Herb Gray, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Georgy Grechko, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Irwin Winkler, American director and producer

Births89 years ago

1932 - John Gregory Dunne, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2003)

Births88 years ago

1932 - K. C. Jones, American basketball player and coach

Births88 years ago

1933 - Sarah Marshall, English-American actress (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Basdeo Panday, Trinidadian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ray Spencer, English footballer (d. 2016)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Jógvan Sundstein, Faroese accountant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

Births87 years ago

1935 - John Ffowcs Williams, Welsh engineer and academic

Births85 years ago

1935 - Cookie Gilchrist, American football player (d. 2011)

Births85 years ago

1935 - W. P. Kinsella, Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2016)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Tom T. Hall, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births84 years ago

1936 - Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Tom Phillips, English painter and academic

Births83 years ago

1938 - Raymond Carver, American short story writer and poet (d. 1988)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Margaret Forster, English historian, author, and critic (d. 2016)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Geoffrey Robinson, English businessman and politician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Dixie Carter, American actress and singer (d. 2010)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ian McKellen, English actor

Births81 years ago

1940 - Nobuyoshi Araki, Japanese photographer

Births80 years ago
Births79 years ago

1941 - Vladimir Voronin, Moldovan economist and politician, 3rd President of Moldova

Births79 years ago

1943 - Jessi Colter, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births77 years ago

1943 - John Palmer, English keyboard player

Births77 years ago

1943 - Leslie Uggams, American actress and singer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Digby Anderson, English journalist and philosopher

Births76 years ago

1944 - Pierre Bachelet, French singer-songwriter (d. 2005)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Charlie Harper, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Robert MacPherson, American mathematician and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Frank Oz, English-born American puppeteer, filmmaker, and actor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Chris Ralston, English rugby player

Births76 years ago

1946 - Bill Adam, Scottish-Canadian racing driver

Births74 years ago

1946 - David A. Hargrave, American game designer, created Arduin (d. 1988)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Karen Valentine, American actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Catherine G. Wolf, American psychologist and computer scientist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Bülent Arınç, Turkish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey

Births72 years ago

1948 - Marianne Elliott, Northern Irish historian, author, and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Klaus Meine, German rock singer-songwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jamaica Kincaid, Antiguan-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Barry Windsor-Smith, English painter and illustrator

Births71 years ago

1950 - Robby Steinhardt, American rock violinist and singer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Bob Gale, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births69 years ago

1952 - Jeffrey Bewkes, American businessman

Births68 years ago

1952 - Nick Fotiu, American ice hockey player and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - David Jenkins, Trinidadian-Scottish runner

Births68 years ago

1952 - Al Sarrantonio, American author and publisher

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gordon H. Smith, American businessman and politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Eve Ensler, American playwright and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Daniel Passarella, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager

Births67 years ago

1953 - Stan Sakai, Japanese-American author and illustrator

Births67 years ago

1953 - Gaetano Scirea, Italian footballer (d. 1989)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Murali, Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 2009)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Alistair Burt, English lawyer and politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Stavros Arnaoutakis, Greek politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Larry Hogan, American politician, 62nd Governor of Maryland

Births64 years ago

1956 - David P. Sartor, American composer and conductor

Births64 years ago

1957 - Alastair Campbell, English journalist and author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Edward Lee, American author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Robert Picard, Canadian ice hockey player

Births63 years ago

1958 - Dorothy Straight, American children's author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Paul Weller, English singer, songwriter and musician

Births62 years ago

1959 - Julian Clary, English comedian, actor, and author

Births61 years ago

1959 - Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Rick Wamsley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births61 years ago

1960 - Amy Klobuchar, American lawyer and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Anthea Turner, English journalist and television host

Births60 years ago

1962 - Ric Nattress, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births58 years ago

1963 - George Hickenlooper, American director and producer (d. 2010)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mike Myers, Canadian-American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - David Shaw, Canadian-American ice hockey player

Births56 years ago

1965 - Yahya Jammeh, Gambian colonel and politician, President of the Gambia

Births55 years ago

1967 - Luc Nilis, Belgian footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mark Rosewater, Head designer of Magic: the Gathering

Births53 years ago

1968 - Kendall Gill, American basketball player, boxer, and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Glen Drover, Canadian guitarist and songwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Anne Heche, American actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Karen Bernstein, Canadian voice actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Stacy London, American journalist and author

Births51 years ago

1970 - Robert Croft, Welsh-English cricketer and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jamie Kennedy, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Stefano Baldini, Italian runner

Births49 years ago

1971 - Marco Cappato, Italian politician

Births49 years ago

1972 - Karan Johar, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Octavia Spencer, American actress and author

Births48 years ago

1973 - Daz Dillinger, American rapper and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Molly Sims, American model and actress

Births47 years ago

1974 - Dougie Freedman, Scottish footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Frank Klepacki, American drummer and composer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Miguel Tejada, Dominican-American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Blaise Nkufo, Congolese-Swiss footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Stefan Holm, Swedish high jumper

Births44 years ago

1976 - Erki Pütsep, Estonian cyclist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ethan Suplee, American actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Cillian Murphy, Irish actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Miguel Zepeda, Mexican footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Andre Anis, Estonian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Alberto Del Rio, Mexican-American mixed martial artist and wrestler

Births43 years ago

1978 - Adam Gontier, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Brian Urlacher, American football player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Carlos Bocanegra, American soccer player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Sayed Moawad, Egyptian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Caroline Ouellette, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births41 years ago

1979 - Sam Sodje, English-Nigerian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jonny Wilkinson, English rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Chris Young, American baseball pitcher

Births41 years ago

1980 - David Navarro, Spanish footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Michalis Pelekanos, Greek basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Matt Utai, New Zealand rugby league player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Adam Boyd, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Daniel Braaten, Norwegian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ryan Gallant, American skateboarder

Births38 years ago

1982 - Roger Guerreiro, Polish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Justin Hodges, Australian rugby league player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenyan runner

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jason Kubel, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Stacey Pensgen, American figure skater and meteorologist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Luke Webster, Australian footballer

Births38 years ago

1984 - Luke Ball, Australian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - A. J. Foyt IV, American race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Shawne Merriman, American football player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Demba Ba, French footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Gert Kams, Estonian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Roman Reigns, American football player and wrestler

Births35 years ago

1986 - Edewin Fanini, Brazilian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Yoan Gouffran, French footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Takahiro Hōjō, Japanese actor and musician

Births34 years ago

1986 - Geraint Thomas, Welsh cyclist

Births34 years ago

1987 - Timothy Derijck, Belgian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Yves De Winter, Belgian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Moritz Stehling, German footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kamil Stoch, Polish ski jumper

Births33 years ago

1988 - Dávid Škutka, Slovak footballer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Bo Dallas, American wrestler

Births30 years ago

1990 - Nikita Filatov, Russian ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1993 - James Porter, English cricketer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Matt Murray, Canadian ice hockey player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Aly Raisman, American gymnast

Births26 years ago

1995 - Kagiso Rabada, South African cricketer

Births25 years ago

1996 - David Pastrňák, Czech ice hockey player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

675 - Li Hong, Chinese prince (b. 652)

Deaths

709 - Aldhelm, English-Latin bishop, poet, and scholar (b. 639)

Deaths

803 - Higbald of Lindisfarne, English bishop

Deaths

912 - Xue Yiju, chancellor of Later Liang

Deaths

916 - Flann Sinna, king of Meath

Deaths

939 - Yao Yanzhang, general of Chu

Deaths

986 - Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Muslim astronomer (b. 903)

Deaths
Deaths

1085 - Pope Gregory VII (b. 1020)

Deaths935 years ago

1261 - Pope Alexander IV (b. 1185)

Deaths759 years ago

1452 - John Stafford, English archbishop and politician

Deaths568 years ago

1555 - Gemma Frisius, Dutch physician, mathematician, and cartographer (b. 1508)

Deaths465 years ago

1555 - Henry II of Navarre (b. 1503)

Deaths465 years ago

1595 - Valens Acidalius, German poet and critic (b. 1567)

Deaths425 years ago

1595 - Philip Neri, Italian priest and saint (b. 1515)

Deaths425 years ago

1607 - Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Italian Carmelite nun and mystic (b. 1566)

Deaths413 years ago

1632 - Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1572)

Deaths388 years ago

1667 - Gustaf Bonde, Finnish-Swedish politician, 5th Lord High Treasurer of Sweden (b. 1620)

Deaths353 years ago

1681 - Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1600)

Deaths339 years ago

1741 - Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German bishop and theologian (b. 1660)

Deaths279 years ago
Deaths234 years ago

1789 - Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist and physician (b. 1751)

Deaths231 years ago

1797 - John Griffin, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (b. 1719)

Deaths223 years ago

1805 - William Paley, English priest and philosopher (b. 1743)

Deaths215 years ago

1849 - Benjamin D'Urban, English general and politician, Governor of British Guiana (b. 1777)

Deaths171 years ago

1895 - Ahmed Cevdet Pasha, Ottoman sociologist, historian, and jurist (b. 1822)

Deaths125 years ago

1899 - Rosa Bonheur, French painter and sculptor (b. 1822)

Deaths121 years ago

1912 - Austin Lane Crothers, American educator and politician, 46th Governor of Maryland (b. 1860)

Deaths108 years ago

1917 - Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet and critic (b. 1891)

Deaths103 years ago

1919 - Eliza Pollock, American archer (b. 1840)

Deaths101 years ago

1919 - Madam C. J. Walker, American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded the Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company (b. 1867)

Deaths101 years ago

1924 - Lyubov Popova, Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1889)

Deaths96 years ago

1926 - Symon Petliura, Ukrainian journalist and politician (b. 1879)

Deaths94 years ago

1927 - Payne Whitney, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1876)

Deaths93 years ago

1930 - Randall Davidson, Scottish-English archbishop (b. 1848)

Deaths90 years ago

1934 - Gustav Holst, English trombonist, composer, and educator (b. 1874)

Deaths86 years ago

1937 - Henry Ossawa Tanner, American-French painter and illustrator (b. 1859)

Deaths83 years ago

1939 - Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer and academic (b. 1868)

Deaths81 years ago

1942 - Emanuel Feuermann, Ukrainian-American cellist and educator (b. 1902)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Nils von Dardel, Swedish painter (b. 1888)

Deaths77 years ago

1948 - Witold Pilecki, Polish officer and Resistance leader (b. 1901)

Deaths72 years ago

1951 - Paula von Preradović, Croatian poet and author (b. 1887)

Deaths69 years ago

1954 - Robert Capa, Hungarian photographer and journalist (b. 1913)

Deaths66 years ago

1957 - Leo Goodwin, American swimmer, diver, and water polo player (b. 1883)

Deaths63 years ago

1968 - Georg von Küchler, German field marshal (b. 1881)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Tom Patey, Scottish mountaineer and author (b. 1932)

Deaths50 years ago

1977 - Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian author (b. 1904)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Itzhak Bentov, Czech-Israeli engineer, mystic, and author (b. 1923)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Amédée Gordini, Italian-born French racing driver and sports car manufacturer (b. 1899)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian physicist and astronomer (b. 1912)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Fredric Warburg, English author and publisher (b. 1898)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Turkish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1904)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Idris of Libya (b. 1889)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Jack Stewart, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1917)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - Chester Bowles, American journalist and politician, 22nd Under Secretary of State (b. 1901)

Deaths34 years ago

1990 - Vic Tayback, American actor (b. 1930)

Deaths30 years ago

1995 - Élie Bayol, French racing driver (b. 1914)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player and coach, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer 1996 (b. 1948)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Dany Robin, French actress (b. 1927)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Renzo De Felice, Italian historian and author (b. 1929)

Deaths24 years ago

2003 - Sloan Wilson, American author and poet (b. 1920)

Deaths17 years ago
Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Sunil Dutt, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Robert Jankel, English businessman, founded Panther Westwinds (b. 1938)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Graham Kennedy, Australian television host and actor (b. 1934)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Ismail Merchant, Indian-born film producer and director (b. 1936)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Zoran Mušič, Slovene painter and illustrator (b. 1909)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian, and director (b. 1931)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - J. R. Simplot, American businessman, founded Simplot (b. 1909)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Haakon Lie, Norwegian politician (b. 1905)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Michael H. Jordan, American businessman (b. 1936)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Alan Hickinbotham, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Gabriel Vargas, Mexican painter and illustrator (b. 1915)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Jarvis Williams, American football player and coach (b. 1965)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1944)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - William Hanley, American author and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Peter D. Sieruta, American author and critic (b. 1958)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Lou Watson, American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Mahendra Karma, Indian politician (b. 1950)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Nand Kumar Patel, Indian politician (b. 1953)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - David Allen, English cricketer (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Marcel Côté, Canadian economist and politician (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general and politician, 1st President of Poland (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Herb Jeffries, American singer and actor (b. 1913)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Toaripi Lauti, Tuvaluan educator and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Tuvalu (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Matthew Saad Muhammad, American boxer and trainer (b. 1954)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - George Braden, Canadian lawyer and politician, 2nd Premier of the Northwest Territories (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Robert Lebel, Canadian bishop (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2019 - Claus von Bülow, Danish-British socialite (b.1926)

Deaths1 years ago

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