Holidays and observances

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

Start of National Reconciliation Week (Australia)

Holidays and observances

Events

1096 - Count Emicho enters Mainz, where his followers massacre Jewish citizens. At least 600 Jews are killed.

Events924 years ago

1120 - Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince two weeks before his untimely death.

Events900 years ago

1153 - Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.

Events867 years ago

1199 - John is crowned King of England.

Events821 years ago

1257 - Richard of Cornwall, and his wife, Sanchia of Provence, are crowned King and Queen of the Germans at Aachen Cathedral.

Events763 years ago

1644 - Manchu regent Dorgon defeats rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty at the Battle of Shanhai Pass, allowing the Manchus to enter and conquer the capital city of Beijing.

Events376 years ago

1703 - Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.

Events317 years ago

1798 - The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland; Irish rebel leaders defeat and kill a detachment of militia.

Events222 years ago

1799 - War of the Second Coalition: Austrian forces defeat the French at Winterthur, Switzerland.

Events221 years ago

1813 - War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.

Events207 years ago

1860 - Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian unification.

Events160 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.

Events157 years ago

1874 - The first group of Dorsland trekkers under the leadership of Gert Alberts leaves Pretoria.

Events146 years ago

1883 - Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.

Events137 years ago

1896 - The F4-strength St. Louis–East St. Louis tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing $2.9 billion in damage (1997 US dollars).

Events124 years ago
Events115 years ago
Events103 years ago

1919 - The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.

Events101 years ago

1927 - The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.

Events93 years ago

1930 - The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.

Events90 years ago

1933 - New Deal: The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.

Events87 years ago
Events87 years ago
Events85 years ago

1937 - In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.

Events83 years ago

1940 - World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 99 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops; two survive.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency".

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: The German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: In Operation Anthropoid, Reinhard Heydrich is fatally wounded in Prague; he dies of his injuries eight days later.

Events78 years ago

1958 - First flight of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.

Events62 years ago

1960 - In Turkey, a military coup removes President Celâl Bayar and the rest of the democratic government from office.

Events60 years ago

1962 - The Centralia mine fire is ignited in the town's landfill above a coal mine.

Events58 years ago

1965 - Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.

Events55 years ago

1967 - Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.

Events53 years ago

1967 - The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy is launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.

Events53 years ago

1971 - The Dahlerau train disaster, the worst railway accident in West Germany, kills 46 people and injures 25 near Wuppertal.

Events49 years ago

1971 - Pakistani forces massacre over 200 civilians, mostly Bengali Hindus, in the Bagbati massacre.

Events49 years ago

1975 - Dibbles Bridge coach crash near Grassington, in North Yorkshire, England, kills 33 – the highest ever death toll in a road accident in the United Kingdom.

Events45 years ago

1980 - The Gwangju Massacre: Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more.

Events40 years ago

1984 - The Danube-Black Sea canal is opened, in a ceremony attended by the Ceaușescus. It had been under construction since the 1950s.

Events36 years ago

1996 - First Chechen War: the Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.

Events24 years ago

1997 - The 1997 Central Texas tornado outbreak occurs, spawning multiple tornadoes in Central Texas, including the F5 that killed 27 in Jarrell.

Events23 years ago

1998 - Oklahoma City bombing: Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the terrorist plot.

Events22 years ago

2001 - Members of the Islamist separatist group Abu Sayyaf seize twenty hostages from an affluent island resort on Palawan in the Philippines; the hostage crisis would not be resolved until June 2002.

Events19 years ago

2006 - The 6.4 MwYogyakarta earthquake shakes central Java with an MSK intensity of VIII (Damaging), leaving more than 5,700 dead and 37,000 injured.

Events14 years ago

2016 - Barack Obama is the first president of United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha.

Events4 years ago

2018 - Maryland Flood Event: A flood occurs throughout the Patapsco Valley causing one death and destroying the entire first floors of buildings on Main Street in Ellicott City and causing cars to overturn.

Events2 years ago

Births

Births

1332 - Ibn Khaldun, Tunisian historian and theologian (d. 1406)

Births688 years ago

1378 - Zhu Quan, Chinese military commander, historian and playwright (d. 1448)

Births642 years ago

1519 - Girolamo Mei, Italian historian and theorist (d. 1594)

Births501 years ago
Births483 years ago

1576 - Caspar Schoppe, German author and scholar (d. 1649)

Births444 years ago

1584 - Michael Altenburg, German theologian and composer (d. 1640)

Births436 years ago

1601 - Antoine Daniel, French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1648)

Births419 years ago
Births394 years ago

1651 - Louis Antoine de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)

Births369 years ago
Births368 years ago

1738 - Nathaniel Gorham, American merchant and politician, 14th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1796)

Births282 years ago
Births264 years ago

1774 - Francis Beaufort, Irish hydrographer and officer in the Royal Navy (d. 1857)

Births246 years ago

1794 - Cornelius Vanderbilt, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1877)

Births226 years ago

1814 - John Rudolph Niernsee, Viennese-born American architect (d.1885)

Births206 years ago

1815 - Henry Parkes, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1896)

Births205 years ago

1818 - Amelia Bloomer, American journalist and activist (d. 1894)

Births202 years ago

1819 - Julia Ward Howe, American poet and songwriter (d. 1910)

Births201 years ago

1827 - Samuel F. Miller, American lawyer and politician (d. 1892)

Births193 years ago

1832 - Zenas Ferry Moody, American surveyor and politician, 7th Governor of Oregon (d. 1917)

Births188 years ago

1836 - Jay Gould, American businessman and financier (d. 1892)

Births184 years ago

1837 - Wild Bill Hickok, American police officer (d. 1876)

Births183 years ago

1852 - Billy Barnes, English cricketer (d. 1899)

Births168 years ago

1857 - Theodor Curtius, German chemist (d. 1928)

Births163 years ago

1860 - Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portuguese politician, 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)

Births160 years ago

1863 - Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)

Births157 years ago

1867 - Arnold Bennett, English author and playwright (d. 1931)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Aleksa Šantić, Bosnian poet and author (d. 1924)

Births152 years ago

1871 - Georges Rouault, French painter and illustrator (d. 1958)

Births149 years ago

1875 - Frederick Cuming, English cricketer (d. 1942)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish journalist and author (d. 1945)

Births144 years ago

1876 - William Stanier, English engineer (d. 1965)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Anna Cervin, Swedish artist (d. 1972)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Karl Bühler, German-American linguist and psychologist (d. 1963)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Hans Lammers, German judge and politician (d. 1962)

Births141 years ago

1883 - Jessie Arms Botke, American painter (d. 1971)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Max Brod, Czech journalist, author, and composer (d. 1968)

Births136 years ago

1887 - Frank Woolley, English cricketer (d. 1978)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Louis Durey, French composer (d. 1979)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Claude Champagne, Canadian violinist, pianist, and composer (d. 1965)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Jaan Kärner, Estonian poet and author (d. 1958)

Births129 years ago

1894 - Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French physician and author (d. 1961)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Dashiell Hammett, American detective novelist and screenwriter (d. 1961)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Douglas Lloyd Campbell, Canadian educator and politician, 13th Premier of Manitoba (d. 1995)

Births125 years ago

1897 - John Cockcroft, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Dink Templeton, American rugby player and coach (d. 1962)

Births123 years ago

1898 - David Crosthwait, African-American engineer, inventor and writer (d. 1976)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Johannes Türn, Estonian chess and draughts player (d. 1993)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Lotte Toberentz, German overseer of the Nazi Uckermark concentration camp (d. 1964)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Uładzimir Žyłka, Belarusian poet and translator (d. 1933)

Births120 years ago

1904 - Chūhei Nambu, Japanese jumper and journalist (d. 1997)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Buddhadasa, Thai monk and philosopher (d. 1993)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Harry Hibbs, English footballer (d. 1984)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Antonio Rosario Mennonna, Italian bishop (d. 2009)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Nicolas Calas, Swiss-American poet and critic (d. 1988)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Rachel Carson, American biologist, environmentalist, and author (d. 1964)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Dolores Hope, American singer and philanthropist (d. 2011)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Hubert Humphrey, American journalist and politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (d. 1978)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Teddy Kollek, Hungarian-Israeli politician, Mayor of Jerusalem (d. 2007)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)

Births109 years ago

1912 - John Cheever, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1982)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Sam Snead, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2002)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Terry Moore, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1995)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Ester Soré, Chilean singer-songwriter (d. 1996)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Herman Wouk, American novelist (d. 2019)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Harry Webster, English engineer (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese commander and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2019)

Births102 years ago

1921 - Bob Godfrey, Australian-English animator, director, and voice actor (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Otto Carius, German lieutenant and pharmacist (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Christopher Lee, English actor (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1922 - John D. Vanderhoof, American banker and politician, 37th Governor of Colorado (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Henry Kissinger, German-American political scientist and politician, 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate

Births97 years ago

1923 - Sumner Redstone, American businessman and philanthropist

Births97 years ago

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

Births96 years ago

1924 - John Sumner, English-Australian director, founded the Melbourne Theatre Company (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Tony Hillerman, American journalist and author (d. 2008)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Jüri Randviir, Estonian chess player and journalist (d. 1996)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Thea Musgrave, Scottish-American composer and educator

Births92 years ago

1930 - John Barth, American novelist and short story writer

Births90 years ago

1930 - William S. Sessions, American civil servant and judge, 8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Births90 years ago

1930 - Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer and educator (d. 2010)

Births90 years ago

1931 - André Barbeau, French-Canadian neurologist (d. 1986)

Births89 years ago

1931 - John Chapple, English field marshal and politician, Governor of Gibraltar

Births89 years ago

1931 - Bernard Fresson, French actor (d. 2002)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Faten Hamama, Egyptian actress and producer (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Philip Kotler, American author and professor

Births89 years ago

1933 - Edward Samuel Rogers, Canadian businessman (d. 2008)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Manfred Sommer, Spanish author and illustrator (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Ray Daviault, Canadian-American baseball player

Births86 years ago

1934 - Harlan Ellison, American author and screenwriter (d. 2018)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Daniel Colchico, American football player and coach (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Mal Evans, British road manager of The Beatles (d. 1976)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Jerry Kindall, American baseball player and coach (d. 2017)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Ramsey Lewis, American jazz pianist and composer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Lee Meriwether, American model and actress, Miss America 1955

Births85 years ago

1936 - Benjamin Bathurst, English admiral

Births84 years ago

1936 - Louis Gossett, Jr., American actor and producer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Marcel Masse, Canadian educator and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Allan Carr, American playwright and producer (d. 1999)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Simon Cairns, 6th Earl Cairns, English courtier and businessman

Births81 years ago

1939 - Yves Duhaime, Canadian captain and politician

Births81 years ago

1939 - Sokratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman

Births81 years ago

1939 - Gerald Ronson, English businessman and philanthropist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Lionel Sosa, Mexican-American advertising and marketing executive

Births81 years ago

1939 - Don Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Mike Gibson, Australian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1942 - Lee Baca, American police officer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Piers Courage, English racing driver (d. 1970)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Roger Freeman, Baron Freeman, English accountant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Births78 years ago

1942 - Robin Widdows, English racing driver

Births78 years ago

1943 - Cilla Black, English singer and actress (d. 2015)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bruce Weitz, American actor

Births77 years ago

1944 - Chris Dodd, American lawyer and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ingrid Roscoe, English historian and politician, Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire

Births76 years ago

1944 - Alain Souchon, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births76 years ago

1945 - Bruce Cockburn, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish bassist and composer (d. 2005)

Births74 years ago

1946 - John Williams, English motorcycle racer (d. 1978)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Peter DeFazio, American politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Marty Kristian, German-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer and coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Riivo Sinijärv, Estonian politician, 19th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births73 years ago

1948 - Wubbo de Boer, Dutch civil servant (d. 2017)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Pete Sears, English bass player

Births72 years ago

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

Births72 years ago
Births71 years ago

1949 - Christa Vahlensieck, German runner

Births71 years ago

1950 - Dee Dee Bridgewater, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births70 years ago

1950 - Makis Dendrinos, Greek basketball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births70 years ago

1951 - John Conteh, English boxer

Births69 years ago

1954 - Pauline Hanson, Australian businesswoman, activist, and politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jackie Slater, American football player and coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Eric Bischoff, American wrestler, manager, and producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Richard Schiff, American actor, director, and producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Ian Tracey, English organist and conductor

Births65 years ago

1956 - Cynthia McFadden, American journalist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Rosemary Squire, English producer and manager, co-founded Ambassador Theatre Group

Births64 years ago

1956 - Giuseppe Tornatore, Italian director and screenwriter

Births64 years ago
Births63 years ago

1957 - Nitin Gadkari, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Transport

Births63 years ago

1957 - Eddie Harsch, Canadian-American keyboard player and bass player (d. 2016)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Siouxsie Sioux, English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer, former member of Siouxsie and the Banshees

Births63 years ago

1958 - Nick Anstee, English accountant and politician, 682nd Lord Mayor of London

Births62 years ago

1958 - Neil Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter and musician (Split Enz, Crowded House)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jesse Robredo, Filipino politician, 23rd Filipino Secretary of the Interior (d. 2012)

Births62 years ago

1960 - Gaston Therrien, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1961 - José Luíz Barbosa, Brazilian runner and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Peri Gilpin, American actress

Births59 years ago

1962 - Marcelino Bernal, Mexican footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ray Borner, Australian basketball player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Steven Brill, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Anthony A. Hyman, Israeli-English biologist and academic

Births58 years ago

1962 - David Mundell, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Cuban pianist and composer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Maria Walliser, Swiss skier

Births57 years ago

1964 - Adam Carolla, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Pat Cash, Australian-English tennis player and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1966 - Heston Blumenthal, English chef and author

Births54 years ago

1967 - Paul Gascoigne, English footballer, coach, and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Eddie McClintock, American actor

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Rebekah Brooks, English journalist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Harun Erdenay, Turkish basketball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Frank Thomas, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Todd Hundley, American baseball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jeremy Mayfield, American race car driver

Births51 years ago

1969 - Craig Federighi, American computer scientist and engineer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tim Farron, English educator and politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Joseph Fiennes, English actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Alex Archer, American-born Australian musician

Births50 years ago

1971 - Mathew Batsiua, Nauruan politician

Births49 years ago

1971 - Paul Bettany, English actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Wayne Carey, Australian footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kaur Kender, Estonian author

Births49 years ago

1971 - Lisa Lopes, American rapper and dancer (d. 2002)

Births49 years ago

1971 - Lee Sharpe, English footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Grant Stafford, South African tennis player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Sophie Walker, British politician, leader of the Women's Equality Party

Births49 years ago

1971 - Petroc Trelawny, British radio and television broadcaster

Births49 years ago

1972 - Todd Demsey, American golfer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Antonio Freeman, American football player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Maxim Sokolov, Russian ice hockey player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian

Births47 years ago

1973 - Tana Umaga, New Zealand rugby player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Yorgos Lanthimos, Greek film video, and theatre director, producer and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Skye Edwards, British singer-songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Denise van Outen, English actress, singer, and television host

Births46 years ago

1974 - Derek Webb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Danny Wuerffel, American football player

Births46 years ago

1975 - André 3000, American rapper

Births45 years ago

1975 - Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jamie Oliver, English chef and author

Births45 years ago

1975 - Feryal Özel, Turkish astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic

Births45 years ago

1976 - Marcel Fässler, Swiss racing driver

Births44 years ago

1977 - Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian high jumper

Births43 years ago

1977 - Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Adin Brown, American soccer player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Michael Buonauro, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Craig Buntin, Canadian figure skater

Births40 years ago

1981 - Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina

Births39 years ago

1981 - Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer

Births39 years ago

1984 - Blake Ahearn, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Miguel González, Mexican baseball pitcher

Births36 years ago

1985 - Chiang Chien-ming, Taiwanese baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Roberto Soldado, Spanish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Conor Cummins, Manx motorcycle racer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Bamba Fall, Senegalese basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lasse Schöne, Danish footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Gervinho, Ivorian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Bella Heathcote, Australian actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Eric Kolelas, French-English actor and director

Births33 years ago

1987 - Bora Paçun, Turkish basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Matt Prior, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Martina Sablikova, Czech speed skater and cyclist

Births33 years ago

1988 - Vontae Davis, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Irina Davydova, Russian hurdler

Births32 years ago

1988 - Garrett Richards, American baseball pitcher

Births32 years ago

1988 - Tyler Sash, American football player (d. 2015)

Births32 years ago

1989 - Igor Morozov, Estonian footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Yenew Alamirew, Ethiopian runner

Births30 years ago

1990 - Chris Colfer, American actor and singer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Marcus Kruger, Swedish ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Sebastien Dewaest, Belgian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Tim Lafai, Samoan rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Ksenia Pervak, Russian tennis player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Eneli Vals, Estonian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Aaron Brown, Canadian sprinter

Births28 years ago

1997 - Anthony Donovan, Canadian singer

Births23 years ago

Deaths

366 - Procopius, Roman usurper (b. 325)

Deaths

398 - Murong Bao, emperor of the Xianbei state Later Yan (b. 355)

Deaths
Deaths

927 - Simeon I of Bulgaria first Bulgarian Emperor (b. 864)

Deaths
Deaths981 years ago

1045 - Bruno of Würzburg, imperial chancellor of Italy (b. c. 1005)

Deaths975 years ago

1178 - Godfrey van Rhenen, bishop of Utrecht

Deaths842 years ago
Deaths780 years ago

1444 - John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, English commander (b. 1404)

Deaths576 years ago

1508 - Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan (b. 1452)

Deaths512 years ago

1508 - Lucrezia Crivelli, mistress of Ludovico Sforza (b. 1452)

Deaths512 years ago

1525 - Thomas Müntzer, German mystic and theologian (b. 1488)

Deaths495 years ago
Deaths479 years ago

1564 - John Calvin, French pastor and theologian (b. 1509)

Deaths456 years ago

1610 - François Ravaillac, French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)

Deaths410 years ago

1624 - Diego Ramírez de Arellano, Spanish sailor and cosmographer (b. c. 1580)

Deaths396 years ago

1637 - John Boteler, 1st Baron Boteler of Brantfield, English politician (b. c. 1566)

Deaths383 years ago

1661 - Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll, Scottish general and politician (b. 1607)

Deaths359 years ago

1675 - Gaspard Dughet, Italian-French painter (b. 1613)

Deaths345 years ago

1690 - Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1626)

Deaths330 years ago

1702 - Dominique Bouhours, French priest and critic (b. 1628)

Deaths318 years ago
Deaths313 years ago

1781 - Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1716)

Deaths239 years ago

1797 - François-Noël Babeuf, French journalist (b. 1760)

Deaths223 years ago

1831 - Jedediah Smith, American hunter, explorer, and author (b. 1799)

Deaths189 years ago

1840 - Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1782)

Deaths180 years ago

1867 - Thomas Bulfinch American mythologist (b. 1796)

Deaths153 years ago

1896 - Aleksandr Stoletov, Russian physicist, engineer, and academic (b. 1839)

Deaths124 years ago

1910 - Robert Koch, German physician and microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

Deaths110 years ago

1918 - Ōzutsu Man'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 18th Yokozuna (b. 1869)

Deaths102 years ago

1919 - Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian author and activist (b. 1848)

Deaths101 years ago

1933 - Achille Paroche, French target shooter (b. 1868)

Deaths87 years ago

1939 - Joseph Roth, Austrian-French journalist and author (b. 1894)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Ernst Lindemann, German captain (b. 1894)

Deaths79 years ago

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

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Muhammed Hamdi Yazır, Turkish theologian, logician, and translator (b. 1878)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Gordon Coates, New Zealand soldier and politician, 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1878)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Enno Lolling, German physician (b. 1888)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Ed Konetchy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1885)

Deaths73 years ago

1949 - Robert Ripley, American cartoonist, publisher, and businessman, founded Ripley's Believe It or Not! (b. 1890)

Deaths71 years ago

1953 - Jesse Burkett, American baseball player and manager (b. 1868)

Deaths67 years ago

1960 - James Montgomery Flagg, American painter and illustrator (b. 1877)

Deaths60 years ago

1963 - Grigoris Lambrakis, Greek physician and politician (b. 1912)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India (b. 1889)

Deaths56 years ago

1967 - W. Otto Miessner, American composer and educator (b. 1880)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Ernst Niekisch, German academic and politician (b. 1889)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Jeffrey Hunter, American actor and producer (b. 1926)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Béla Juhos, Hungarian-Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (b. 1901)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Armando Picchi, Italian footballer and coach (b. 1935)

Deaths49 years ago

1980 - Gün Sazak, Turkish agronomist and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths40 years ago

1984 - Vasilije Mokranjac, Serbian composer (b. 1923)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian-American philosopher and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Ajoy Mukherjee, Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1901)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Giorgos Tzifos, Greek actor and cinematographer (b. 1918)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - John Howard Northrop, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Hjördis Petterson, Swedish actress (b. 1908)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Ernst Ruska, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet and translator (b. 1907)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Robert B. Meyner, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of New Jersey (b. 1908)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist and theorist (b. 1904)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)

Deaths28 years ago

1998 - Minoo Masani, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1905)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer and pilot (b. 1912)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Murray MacLehose, Baron MacLehose of Beoch, Scottish politician and diplomat, 25th Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1917)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Maurice Richard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1921)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Luciano Berio, Italian composer and educator (b. 1925)

Deaths17 years ago

2006 - Rob Borsellino, American journalist (b. 1949)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Paul Gleason, American actor (b. 1939)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Craig Heyward, American football player (b. 1966)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1967)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Gretchen Wyler, American actress and dancer (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ed Yost, American inventor, created the hot air balloon (b. 1919)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Franz Künstler, Hungarian soldier (b. 1900)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Thomas M. Franck, American lawyer and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Clive Granger, Welsh-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Mona Grey, British nursing administrator; Northern Ireland's first Chief Nursing Officer

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Abram Hoffer, Canadian biochemist, physician, and psychiatrist (b. 1917)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Gérard Jean-Juste, Haitian-American priest and theologian (b. 1946)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Carol Anne O'Marie, American nun and author (b. 1933)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - William Refshauge, Australian soldier and physician (b. 1913)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Paul Sharratt, English-American television host (b. 1933)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator and director (b. 1929)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (b. 1950)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Margo Dydek, Polish-American basketball player (b. 1974)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Gil Scott-Heron, American singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1949)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Simeon Daniel, Nevisian educator and politician, 1st Premier of Nevis (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Friedrich Hirzebruch, German mathematician and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Anahit Perikhanian, Russian-born Armenian Iranologist (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - David Rimoin, Canadian-American geneticist and academic (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri, Indian politician (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bill Pertwee, English actor (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Abdoulaye Sékou Sow, Malian politician, Prime Minister of Mali (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Robert Genn, Canadian painter and author (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Helma Sanders-Brahms, German director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Roberto Vargas, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Massimo Vignelli, Italian-American graphic designer (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nils Christie, Norwegian sociologist, criminologist, and author (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Andy King, English footballer and manager (b. 1956)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Michael Martin, American philosopher and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Gregg Allman, American musician, singer and songwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths3 years ago

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