Holidays and observances

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

TDFR Republic Day, celebrates the declaration of independence of the First Republic of Armenia and the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic from the Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic in 1918. (Azerbaijan and Armenia)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


585 BC - A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of Halys, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.


621 - Battle of Hulao: Li Shimin, the son of the Chinese emperor Gaozu, defeats the numerically superior forces of Dou Jiande near the Hulao Pass (Henan). This victory decides the outcome of the civil war that followed the Sui dynasty's collapse in favour of the Tang dynasty.


1533 - The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.

Events487 years ago

1588 - The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, heading for the English Channel. (It will take until May 30 for all ships to leave port.)

Events432 years ago
Events376 years ago

1754 - French and Indian War: In the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under the 22-year-old Lieutenant colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Events266 years ago

1802 - In Guadeloupe, 400 rebellious slaves, led by Louis Delgrès, blow themselves up rather than submit to Napoleon's troops.

Events218 years ago
Events190 years ago

1871 - Fall of the Paris Commune.

Events149 years ago

1892 - In San Francisco, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.

Events128 years ago

1905 - Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō and the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Events115 years ago

1907 - The first Isle of Man TT race was held.

Events113 years ago

1918 - The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the First Republic of Armenia declare their independence.

Events102 years ago

1926 - The 28 May 1926 coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.

Events94 years ago

1932 - In the Netherlands, construction of the Afsluitdijk is completed and the Zuiderzee bay is converted to the freshwater IJsselmeer.

Events88 years ago

1934 - Near Callander, Ontario, Canada, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

Events86 years ago

1936 - Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.

Events84 years ago

1937 - Volkswagen, the German automobile manufacturer is founded.

Events83 years ago

1940 - World War II: Belgium surrenders to Nazi Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: In retaliation for the assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill over 1,800 people.

Events78 years ago

1948 - Daniel François Malan is elected as Prime Minister of South Africa. He later goes on to implement Apartheid.

Events72 years ago

1958 - Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement, heavily reinforced by Frank Pais Militia, overwhelm an army post in El Uvero.

Events62 years ago

1961 - Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.

Events59 years ago

1974 - Northern Ireland's power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists.

Events46 years ago

1975 - Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.

Events45 years ago

1977 - In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.

Events43 years ago

1979 - Konstantinos Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.

Events41 years ago

1987 - A West German pilot, Mathias Rust, who was 18 years old, evades Soviet Union air defenses and lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. He is immediately detained and released on August 3, 1988.

Events33 years ago

1991 - The capital city of Addis Ababa falls to the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, ending both the Derg regime in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Civil War.

Events29 years ago

1995 - The 7.0 MwNeftegorsk earthquake shook the former Russian settlement of Neftegorsk with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Total damage was $64.1–300 million, with 1,989 deaths and 750 injured. The settlement was not rebuilt.

Events25 years ago

1996 - U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, Jim McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

Events24 years ago

1998 - Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually.

Events22 years ago

1999 - In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.

Events21 years ago

2002 - The last steel girder is removed from the original World Trade Center site. Cleanup duties officially end with closing ceremonies at Ground Zero in Manhattan, New York City.

Events18 years ago

2003 - Peter Hollingworth resigns as Governor-General of Australia following criticism of his handling of child sexual abuse allegations during his tenure as Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane.

Events17 years ago

2004 - The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq's interim government.

Events16 years ago

2008 - The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.

Events12 years ago

2010 - In West Bengal, India, the Jnaneswari Express train derailment and subsequent collision kills 148 passengers.

Events10 years ago

2011 - Malta votes on the introduction of divorce; the proposal was approved by 53% of voters, resulting in a law allowing divorce under certain conditions being enacted later in the year.

Events9 years ago


1140 - Xin Qiji, Chinese poet, general, and politician (d. 1207)

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1371 - John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1419)

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1524 - Selim II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1574)

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1588 - Pierre Séguier, French politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 1672)

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1589 - Robert Arnauld d'Andilly, French writer (d. 1674)

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1663 - António Manoel de Vilhena, Grand Master of the Order of Saint John (d. 1736)

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1676 - Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1754)

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1692 - Geminiano Giacomelli, Italian composer (d. 1740)

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1738 - Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician (d. 1814)

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1759 - William Pitt the Younger, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1806)

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1763 - Manuel Alberti, Argentinian priest and journalist (d. 1811)

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1764 - Edward Livingston, American jurist and politician, 11th United States Secretary of State (d. 1836)

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1779 - Thomas Moore, Irish poet and composer (d. 1852)

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1807 - Louis Agassiz, Swiss-American paleontologist and geologist (d. 1873)

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1818 - P. G. T. Beauregard, American general (d. 1893)

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1836 - Friedrich Baumfelder, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1916)

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1836 - Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist and academic (d. 1918)

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1837 - George Ashlin, Irish architect, co-designed St Colman's Cathedral (d. 1921)

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1837 - Tony Pastor, American impresario, variety performer and theatre owner (d. 1908)

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1841 - Sakaigawa Namiemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 14th Yokozuna (d. 1887)

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1853 - Carl Larsson, Swedish painter and author (d. 1919)

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1858 - Carl Richard Nyberg, Swedish inventor and businessman, developed the blow torch (d. 1939)

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1872 - Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist and mountaineer (d. 1917)

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1878 - Paul Pelliot, French sinologist and explorer (d. 1945)

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1879 - Milutin Milanković, Serbian mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist (d. 1958)

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1883 - Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian poet and politician (d. 1966)

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1883 - Clough Williams-Ellis, English-Welsh architect, designed the Portmeirion Village (d. 1978)

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1884 - Edvard Beneš, Czech academic and politician, 2nd President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1948)

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1886 - Santo Trafficante, Sr., Italian-American mobster (d. 1954)

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1888 - Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian journalist and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1942)

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1888 - Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, English author and educator (d. 1947)

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1888 - Jim Thorpe, American decathlete, football player, and coach (d. 1953)

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1889 - Richard Réti, Slovak-Czech chess player and author (d. 1929)

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1892 - Minna Gombell, American actress (d. 1973)

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1900 - Tommy Ladnier, American trumpet player (d. 1939)

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1903 - S. L. Kirloskar, Indian businessman, founded Kirloskar Group (d. 1994)

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1906 - Henry Thambiah, Sri Lankan lawyer, judge, and diplomat, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Canada (d. 1997)

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1908 - Léo Cadieux, Canadian journalist and politician, 17th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2005)

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1908 - Ian Fleming, English journalist and author, created James Bond (d. 1964)

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1909 - Red Horner, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)

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1910 - Georg Gaßmann, German politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 1987)

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1910 - Rachel Kempson, English actress (d. 2003)

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1910 - T-Bone Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)

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1911 - Bob Crisp, South African cricketer (d. 1994)

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1911 - Thora Hird, English actress (d. 2003)

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1911 - Fritz Hochwälder, Austrian playwright (d. 1986)

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1912 - Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist, academic, and politician (d. 1992)

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

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1912 - Patrick White, Australian novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)

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1914 - W. G. G. Duncan Smith, English captain and pilot (d. 1996)

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1915 - Joseph Greenberg, American linguist and academic (d. 2001)

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1916 - Walker Percy, American novelist and essayist (d. 1990)

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1917 - Barry Commoner, American biologist, academic, and politician (d. 2012)

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1918 - Johnny Wayne, Canadian comedian (d. 1990)

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1921 - D. V. Paluskar, Indian Hindustani classical musician (d. 1955)

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1921 - Heinz G. Konsalik, German journalist and author (d. 1999)

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1921 - Tom Uren, Australian soldier, boxer, and politician (d. 2015)

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1922 - Lou Duva, American boxer, trainer, and manager (d. 2017)

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1922 - Roger Fisher, American author and academic (d. 2012)

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1922 - Tuomas Gerdt, Finnish soldier

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1923 - György Ligeti, Hungarian-Austrian composer and educator (d. 2006)

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1923 - N. T. Rama Rao, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (d. 1996)

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1924 - Edward du Cann, English naval officer and politician (d. 2017)

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1924 - Paul Hébert, Canadian actor (d. 2017)

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1925 - Bülent Ecevit, Turkish journalist, scholar, and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2006)

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1925 - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and conductor (d. 2012)

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1928 - Sally Forrest, American actress and dancer (d. 2015)

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1929 - Patrick McNair-Wilson, English politician

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1930 - Edward Seaga, American-Jamaican academic and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Jamaica (d. 2019)

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1931 - Carroll Baker, American actress

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1931 - Gordon Willis, American cinematographer (d. 2014)

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1933 - John Karlen, American actor

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1933 - Zelda Rubinstein, American actress and activist (d. 2010)

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1936 - Claude Forget, Canadian academic and politician

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1936 - Ole K. Sara, Norwegian politician (d. 2013)

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1936 - Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist (d. 1997)

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1938 - Jerry West, American basketball player, coach, and manager

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1939 - Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist (d. 2012)

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1940 - Shlomo Riskin, American rabbi and academic, founded the Lincoln Square Synagogue

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1941 - Beth Howland, American actress and singer (d. 2015)

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1942 - Stanley B. Prusiner, American neurologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate

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1943 - Terry Crisp, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

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1944 - Faith Brown, English actress and singer

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1944 - Rudy Giuliani, American lawyer and politician, 107th mayor of New York City

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1944 - Gladys Knight, American singer-songwriter and actress

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1944 - Rita MacNeil, Canadian singer and actress (d. 2013)

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1944 - Gary Stewart, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

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1944 - Billy Vera, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births76 years ago

1945 - Patch Adams, American physician and author, founded the Gesundheit! Institute

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1945 - John N. Bambacus, American military veteran (USMC) and politician

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1945 - John Fogerty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

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1945 - Jean Perrault, Canadian politician, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Quebec

Births75 years ago

1945 - Helena Shovelton, English physician

Births75 years ago

1946 - Bruce Alexander, English actor

Births74 years ago

1946 - Skip Jutze, American baseball player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Janet Paraskeva, Welsh politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - K. Satchidanandan, Indian poet and critic

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1946 - William Shawcross, English journalist and author

Births74 years ago

1947 - Zahi Hawass, Egyptian archaeologist and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Lynn Johnston, Canadian author and illustrator

Births73 years ago

1947 - Leland Sklar, American singer-songwriter and bass player

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1948 - Michael Field, Australian politician, 38th Premier of Tasmania

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1948 - Pierre Rapsat, Belgian singer and songwriter (d. 2002)

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1949 - Martin Kelner, English journalist, author, comedian, singer, actor and radio presenter

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1949 - Wendy O. Williams, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (d. 1998)

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1952 - Roger Briggs, American pianist, composer, conductor, and educator

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1953 - Pierre Gauthier, Canadian ice hockey player and manager

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1954 - João Carlos de Oliveira, Brazilian jumper (d. 1999)

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1954 - Youri Egorov, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1988)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Charles Saumarez Smith, English historian and academic

Births66 years ago

1954 - Péter Szilágyi, Hungarian conductor and politician (d. 2013)

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1954 - John Tory, Canadian lawyer and politician, 65th Mayor of Toronto

Births66 years ago

1955 - Laura Amy Schlitz, American author and librarian

Births65 years ago

1955 - Mark Howe, American ice hockey player and coach

Births65 years ago

1956 - Jerry Douglas, American guitarist and producer

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1956 - Jeff Dujon, Jamaican cricketer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Peter Wilkinson, English admiral

Births64 years ago

1957 - Colin Barnes, English footballer

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1957 - Kirk Gibson, American baseball player and manager

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1957 - Ben Howland, American basketball player and coach

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1959 - Risto Mannisenmäki, Finnish racing driver

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1960 - Mark Sanford, American military veteran (USAF) and politician, 115th Governor of South Carolina

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1960 - Mary Portas, English journalist and author

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1963 - Houman Younessi, Australian-American biologist and academic

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1964 - Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer and trainer

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1964 - Armen Gilliam, American basketball player and coach (d. 2011)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Zsa Zsa Padilla, Filipino singer and actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Phil Vassar, American singer-songwriter

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1965 - Chris Ballew, American singer-songwriter and bass player

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1965 - Mary Coughlan, Irish politician

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1966 - Roger Kumble, American director, screenwriter, and playwright

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1966 - Miljenko Jergović, Bosnian novelist and journalist

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1966 - Gavin Robertson, Australian cricketer

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1967 - Glen Rice, American basketball player

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1968 - Kylie Minogue, Australian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

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1969 - Mike DiFelice, American baseball player and manager

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1969 - Rob Ford, Canadian politician, 64th Mayor of Toronto (d. 2016)

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1970 - Glenn Quinn, American actor (d. 2002)

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1971 - Isabelle Carré, French actress and singer

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1971 - Ekaterina Gordeeva, Russian figure skater and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Marco Rubio, American lawyer and politician

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1972 - Doriva, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Marco Paulo Faria Lemos, Portuguese footballer and manager

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1974 - Hans-Jörg Butt, German footballer

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1974 - Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistani cricketer

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1975 - Maura Johnston, American journalist, critic, and academic

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1976 - Steven Bell, Australian rugby league player

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1976 - Zaza Enden, Georgian-Turkish wrestler, basketball player, and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Roberto Goretti, Italian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Glenn Morrison, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American talk show host and author

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jake Johnson, American actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Abdulaziz al-Omari, Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of American Airlines Flight 11 (d. 2001)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ronald Curry, American football player and coach

Births41 years ago

1980 - Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Lucy Shuker, English tennis player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Daniel Cabrera, Dominican-American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Eric Ghiaciuc, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Adam Green, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births39 years ago

1982 - Alexa Davalos, French-American actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jhonny Peralta, Dominican-American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Steve Cronin, American soccer player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Humberto Sánchez, Dominican-American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Roman Atwood, American YouTube star

Births37 years ago

1985 - Colbie Caillat, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Pablo Andrés González, Argentinian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kostas Mendrinos, Greek footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Carey Mulligan, English actress and singer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Berrick Barnes, Australian rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Seth Rollins, American wrestler

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ingmar Vos, Dutch decathlete

Births34 years ago

1987 - T.J. Yates, American football player

Births33 years ago

1988 - NaVorro Bowman, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Percy Harvin, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Craig Kimbrel, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1990 - Kyle Walker, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Sharrif Floyd, American football player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Alexandre Lacazette, French footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Kail Piho, Estonian skier

Births29 years ago

1992 - Tom Carroll, English footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Daniel Alvaro, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Bárbara Luz, Portuguese tennis player

Births27 years ago

1994 - John Stones, English footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Son Yeon-jae, South Korean gymnast

Births26 years ago

1998 - Dahyun, Korean singer (Twice)

Births22 years ago

1999 - Cameron Boyce, American actor (d. 2019)

Births21 years ago

2000 - Phil Foden, English footballer

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576 - Germain of Paris, French bishop and saint (b. 496)


741 - Ucha'an K'in B'alam, Mayan king


926 - Kong Qian, official of Later Tang


926 - Li Jiji, prince of Later Tang

Deaths1094 years ago

1023 - Wulfstan, English archbishop

Deaths997 years ago

1279 - William Wishart, English bishop

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1556 - Saitō Dōsan, Japanese samurai (b. 1494)

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1651 - Henry Grey, 10th Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1594)

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1747 - Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French author (b. 1715)

Deaths273 years ago

1750 - Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1720)

Deaths270 years ago

1787 - Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1719)

Deaths233 years ago

1805 - Luigi Boccherini, Italian cellist and composer (b. 1743)

Deaths215 years ago

1808 - Richard Hurd, English bishop (b. 1720)

Deaths212 years ago

1811 - Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for War (b. 1742)

Deaths209 years ago

1831 - William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, Scottish-English admiral (b. 1756)

Deaths189 years ago

1843 - Noah Webster, American lexicographer (b. 1758)

Deaths177 years ago

1849 - Anne Brontë, English novelist and poet (b. 1820)

Deaths171 years ago

1864 - Simion Bărnuțiu, Romanian historian and politician (b. 1808)

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1904 - Kicking Bear, Native American tribal leader (b. 1846)

Deaths116 years ago

1916 - Ivan Franko, Ukrainian economist, journalist, and poet (b. 1856)

Deaths104 years ago

1927 - Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter and stage designer (b. 1878)

Deaths93 years ago

1937 - Alfred Adler, Austrian-Scottish ophthalmologist and psychologist (b. 1870)

Deaths83 years ago

1946 - Carter Glass, American publisher and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1858)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - August Eigruber, Austrian-German politician (b. 1907)

Deaths73 years ago

1952 - Philippe Desranleau, Canadian archbishop (b. 1882)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Tatsuo Hori, Japanese author and poet (b. 1904)

Deaths67 years ago

1964 - Terry Dillon, American football player (b. 1941)

Deaths56 years ago

1968 - Fyodor Okhlopkov, Russian sergeant and sniper (b. 1908)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Audie Murphy, American soldier and actor, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1925)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (b. 1894)

Deaths48 years ago

1975 - Ezzard Charles, American boxer (b. 1921)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter and sculptor (b. 1914)

Deaths44 years ago

1980 - Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician and academic (b. 1895)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Mary Lou Williams, American pianist and composer (b. 1910)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Stefan Wyszyński, Polish cardinal (b. 1901)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - H. Jones, English colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1940)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Erastus Corning 2nd, American soldier and politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany (b. 1909)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Eric Morecambe, English actor and comedian (b. 1926)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Edip Cansever, Turkish poet and author (b. 1928)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Sy Oliver, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1910)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Julius Eastman, American composer (b. 1940)

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1994 - Julius Boros, American golfer (b. 1920)

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1994 - Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American author and academic (b. 1916)

Deaths26 years ago

1998 - Phil Hartman, Canadian-American actor and comedian (b. 1948)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Michael Barkai, Israeli commander (b. 1935)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - B. Vittalacharya, Indian director and producer (b. 1920)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - George Irving Bell, American physicist, biologist, and mountaineer (b. 1926)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Joe Moakley, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Francisco Varela, Chilean biologist and philosopher (b. 1946)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Mildred Benson, American journalist and author (b. 1905)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Russian engineer and astronaut (b. 1933)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Ilya Prigogine, Russian-Belgian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Martha Scott, American actress (b. 1912)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Umberto Agnelli, Swiss-Italian businessman and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths16 years ago

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

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - John Tolos, Greek-Canadian wrestler (b. 1930)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian ski jumper and author (b. 1920)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Jörg Immendorff, German painter, sculptor, and academic (b. 1945)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Agriculture (b. 1945)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Beryl Cook, English painter and illustrator (b. 1926)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Gary Coleman, American actor (b. 1968)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Gino Valenzano, Italian racing driver (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Bob Edwards, English journalist (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Yuri Susloparov, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager (b. 1958)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Viktor Kulikov, Russian commander (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Eddie Romero, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gerd Schmückle, German general (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Maya Angelou, American memoirist and poet (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Stan Crowther, English footballer (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Oscar Dystel, American publisher (b. 1912)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Malcolm Glazer, American businessman (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bob Houbregs, Canadian-American basketball player and manager (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Isaac Kungwane, South African footballer (b. 1971)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Steven Gerber, American pianist and composer (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Johnny Keating, Scottish trombonist, composer, and producer (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Reynaldo Rey, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Neale Cooper, Scottish footballer (b. 1963)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Jens Christian Skou, Danish medical doctor and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Cornelia Frances, English-Australian actress (b. 1941)

Deaths2 years ago

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