Holidays and observances

Anguilla Day, commemorates the beginning of the Anguillian Revolution in 1967. (Anguilla)

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

Events

AD 70 - Siege of Jerusalem: Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem. Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall. The Romans build a circumvallation, cutting down all trees within fifteen kilometres.

Events

1381 - Beginning of the Peasants' Revolt in England.

Events639 years ago

1416 - The Council of Constance, called by Emperor Sigismund, a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy.

Events604 years ago

1431 - Hundred Years' War: In Rouen, France, the 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal. The Roman Catholic Church remembers this day as the celebration of Saint Joan of Arc.

Events589 years ago

1434 - Hussite Wars: Battle of Lipany: Effectively ending the war, Utraquist forces led by Diviš Bořek of Miletínek defeat and almost annihilate Taborite forces led by Prokop the Great.

Events586 years ago

1510 - During the reign of the Zhengde Emperor, Ming dynasty rebel leader Zhu Zhifan is defeated by commander Qiu Yue, ending the Prince of Anhua rebellion.

Events510 years ago

1536 - King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives.

Events484 years ago

1539 - In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold.

Events481 years ago

1574 - Henry III becomes King of France.

Events446 years ago

1588 - The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.

Events432 years ago

1631 - Publication of Gazette de France, the first French newspaper.

Events389 years ago
Events385 years ago

1642 - From this date all honors granted by Charles I of England are retroactively annulled by Parliament.

Events378 years ago

1806 - Future U.S. President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel.

Events214 years ago

1814 - Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition: The Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent. Napoleon is exiled to Elba.

Events206 years ago

1815 - The East Indiaman Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, in present-day South Africa, with the loss of 372 lives.

Events205 years ago

1834 - Minister of Justice Joaquim António de Aguiar issues a law seizing "all convents, monasteries, colleges, hospices and any other houses" from the Catholic religious orders in Portugal, earning him the nickname of "The Friar-Killer".

Events186 years ago

1842 - John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill in London with Prince Albert.

Events178 years ago

1845 - The Fatel Razack coming from India, lands in the Gulf of Paria in Trinidad and Tobago carrying the first Indians to the country.

Events175 years ago

1854 - The Kansas–Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the US territories of Kansas and Nebraska.

Events166 years ago

1868 - Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern "Memorial Day") is observed in the United States for the first time (by "Commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic" John A. Logan's proclamation on May 5).

Events152 years ago

1876 - Ottoman sultan Abdülaziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murad V.

Events144 years ago

1883 - In New York City, a stampede on the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge killed twelve people.

Events137 years ago

1899 - Pearl Hart, a female outlaw of the Old West, robs a stage coach 30 miles southeast of Globe, Arizona.

Events121 years ago

1911 - At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.

Events109 years ago

1913 - The Treaty of London is signed, ending the First Balkan War; Albania becomes an independent nation.

Events107 years ago

1914 - The new, and then the largest, Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City.

Events106 years ago

1922 - The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C..

Events98 years ago

1925 - May Thirtieth Movement: Shanghai Municipal Police Force shoot and kill 13 protesting workers.

Events95 years ago

1937 - Memorial Day massacre: Chicago police shoot and kill ten labor demonstrators.

Events83 years ago

1941 - World War II: Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climb the Athenian Acropolis and tear down the German flag.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: One thousand British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany.

Events78 years ago

1943 - The Holocaust: Josef Mengele becomes chief medical officer of the Zigeunerfamilienlager (Romani family camp) at Auschwitz concentration camp.

Events77 years ago

1948 - A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless.

Events72 years ago

1958 - Memorial Day: The remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

Events62 years ago
Events61 years ago

1961 - The long-time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Events59 years ago

1963 - A protest against pro-Catholic discrimination during the Buddhist crisis is held outside South Vietnam's National Assembly, the first open demonstration during the eight-year rule of Ngo Dinh Diem.

Events57 years ago

1966 - Former Congolese Prime Minister, Évariste Kimba, and several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Joseph Mobutu.

Events54 years ago

1967 - The Nigerian Eastern Region declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, sparking a civil war.

Events53 years ago

1968 - Charles de Gaulle reappears publicly after his flight to Baden-Baden, Germany, and dissolves the French National Assembly by a radio appeal. Immediately after, less than one million of his supporters march on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This is the turning point of May 1968 events in France.

Events52 years ago

1971 - Mariner program: Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.

Events49 years ago

1972 - The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout the United Kingdom.

Events48 years ago

1972 - In Ben Gurion Airport (at the time: Lod Airport), Israel, members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.

Events48 years ago

1974 - The Airbus A300 passenger aircraft first enters service.

Events46 years ago

1975 - European Space Agency is established.

Events45 years ago

1982 - Cold War: Spain joins NATO.

Events38 years ago

1989 - Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: The 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.

Events31 years ago

1998 - The 6.5 MwAfghanistan earthquake shook the Takhar Province of northern Afghanistan with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong), killing around 4,000–4,500.

Events22 years ago

1998 - Nuclear Testing: Pakistan conducts an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt TNT equivalent.

Events22 years ago

2003 - Depayin massacre: At least 70 people associated with the National League for Democracy are killed by government-sponsored mob in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi flees the scene, but is arrested soon afterwards.

Events17 years ago
Events12 years ago

2008 - TACA Flight 390 overshoots the runway at Toncontín International Airport, killing five people.

Events12 years ago

2012 - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in atrocities committed during the Sierra Leone Civil War.

Events8 years ago
Events7 years ago

Births

1010 - Ren Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1063)

Births1010 years ago

1201 - Theobald IV, count of Champagne (d. 1253)

Births819 years ago

1423 - Georg von Peuerbach, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1461)

Births597 years ago

1464 - Barbara of Brandenburg, Bohemian queen (d. 1515)

Births556 years ago

1599 - Samuel Bochart, French Protestant biblical scholar (d. 1667)

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1686 - Antonina Houbraken, Dutch illustrator (d. 1736)

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1719 - Roger Newdigate, English politician (d. 1806)

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1797 - Georg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann, German mineralogist and geologist (d. 1873)

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1800 - Henri-Marie-Gaston Boisnormand de Bonnechose, French cardinal (d. 1883)

Births220 years ago

1814 - Mikhail Bakunin, Russian philosopher and theorist (d. 1876)

Births206 years ago

1814 - Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian-French mathematician and academic (d. 1894)

Births206 years ago

1819 - William McMurdo, English general (d. 1894)

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1820 - Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Quebec (d. 1890)

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1835 - Alfred Austin, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1913)

Births185 years ago

1844 - Félix Arnaudin, French poet and photographer (d. 1921)

Births176 years ago

1845 - Amadeo I, Spanish king (d. 1890)

Births175 years ago

1846 - Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith and jeweler (d. 1920)

Births174 years ago

1862 - Mirza Alakbar Sabir, Azerbaijani philosopher and poet (d. 1911)

Births158 years ago

1869 - Grace Andrews, American mathematician (d. 1951)

Births151 years ago

1874 - Ernest Duchesne, French physician (d. 1912)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher and academic (d. 1944)

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1879 - Colin Blythe, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1917)

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1879 - Konstantin Ramul, Estonian psychologist and academic (d. 1975)

Births141 years ago

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

Births139 years ago

1882 - Wyndham Halswelle, English runner and soldier (d. 1915)

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1883 - Sandy Pearce, Australian rugby league player (d. 1930)

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1884 - Siegmund Glücksmann, German soldier and politician (d. 1942)

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1885 - Villem Grünthal-Ridala, Estonian poet and linguist (d. 1942)

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1886 - Laurent Barré, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1964)

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1886 - Randolph Bourne, American theorist and author (d. 1918)

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1887 - Alexander Archipenko, Ukrainian-American sculptor and illustrator (d. 1964)

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1887 - Emil Reesen, Danish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1964)

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1890 - Roger Salengro, French soldier and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1936)

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1892 - Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (d. 1972)

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1895 - Maurice Tate, English cricketer (d. 1956)

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1896 - Howard Hawks, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1977)

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1897 - Frank Wise, Australian politician, 16th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1986)

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1898 - John Gilroy, English artist and illustrator (d. 1985)

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1899 - Irving Thalberg, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1936)

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1901 - Alfred Karindi, Estonian pianist and composer (d. 1969)

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1901 - Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress and author (d. 1979)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Stepin Fetchit, American actor and dancer (d. 1985)

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1903 - Countee Cullen, American poet and author (d. 1946)

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1906 - Bruno Gröning, German mystic and author (d. 1959)

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1907 - Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist and academic (d. 2008)

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1908 - Hannes Alfvén, Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

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1908 - Mel Blanc, American voice actor (d. 1989)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Jacques Canetti, French music executive and talent agent (d. 1997)

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1909 - Freddie Frith, English motorcycle road racer (d. 1988)

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1909 - Benny Goodman, American clarinet player, songwriter, and bandleader (d. 1986)

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1910 - Harry Bernstein, English-American journalist and author (d. 2011)

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1912 - Julius Axelrod, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

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1912 - Erich Bagge, German physicist and academic (d. 1996)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (d. 1980)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Millicent Selsam, American author and academic (d. 1996)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Joseph Stein, American playwright and author (d. 2010)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Akinoumi Setsuo, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Yokozuna (d. 1979)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Justin Catayée, French soldier and politician (d. 1962)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Mort Meskin, American illustrator (d. 1995)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Pita Amor, Mexican poet and author (d. 2000)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Bob Evans, American businessman, founded Bob Evans Restaurants (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1919 - René Barrientos, Bolivian general and politician, 55th President of Bolivia (d. 1969)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Franklin J. Schaffner, Japanese-American director and producer (d. 1989)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Hal Clement, American author and educator (d. 2003)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Anthony Dryden Marshall, American CIA officer and diplomat (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - John Henry Marks, English physician and author

Births95 years ago

1926 - Johnny Gimble, American country/western swing musician (Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys) (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Joan Birman, American mathematician

Births93 years ago

1927 - Clint Walker, American actor and singer (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Billy Wilson, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1993)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Pro Hart, Australian painter (d. 2006)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Agnès Varda, Belgian-French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2019)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Georges Gilson, French archbishop

Births91 years ago

1930 - Mark Birley, English businessman, founded Annabel's (d. 2007)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Robert Ryman, American painter (d. 2019)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Larry Silverstein, American real estate magnate

Births89 years ago

1932 - Ray Cooney, English actor and playwright

Births88 years ago

1932 - Pauline Oliveros, American accordion player and composer (d. 2016)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Ivor Richard, Baron Richard, Welsh politician and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2018)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Alexei Leonov, Russian general, pilot, and cosmonaut

Births86 years ago

1934 - Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Ruta Lee, Canadian-American actress and dancer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Guy Tardif, Canadian academic and politician (d. 2005)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Keir Dullea, American actor

Births84 years ago

1937 - Christopher Haskins, Anglo-Irish businessman, life peer, and British politician

Births83 years ago

1937 - Rick Mather, American-English architect (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Billie Letts, American author and educator (d. 2014)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Michael J. Pollard, American actor

Births81 years ago

1939 - Dieter Quester, Austrian race car driver

Births81 years ago

1939 - Tim Waterstone, Scottish businessman, founded Waterstones

Births81 years ago

1940 - Jagmohan Dalmiya, Indian cricket administrator (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Gilles Villemure, Canadian-American ice hockey player

Births80 years ago

1942 - John Gladwin, English bishop

Births78 years ago

1942 - Carole Stone, English journalist and author

Births78 years ago

1943 - Anders Michanek, Swedish motorcycle racer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Gale Sayers, American football player and philanthropist

Births77 years ago

1944 - Lenny Davidson, English guitarist and songwriter (The Dave Clark Five)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Meredith MacRae, American actress (d. 2000)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Stav Prodromou, Greek-American engineer and businessman

Births76 years ago

1945 - Gladys Horton, American singer (d. 2011)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Allan Chapman, English historian and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dragan Džajić, Serbian and Yugoslav footballer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golfer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Johan De Muynck, Belgian former professional road racing cyclist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Michael Piller, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)

Births72 years ago

1948 - David Thorpe, Australian rules footballer

Births72 years ago

1949 - P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball player and coach

Births71 years ago

1949 - Paul Coleridge, English lawyer and judge

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bob Willis, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1950 - Bertrand Delanoë, French politician, 14th Mayor of Paris

Births70 years ago

1950 - Paresh Rawal, Indian actor, producer, and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Joshua Rozenberg, English lawyer, journalist, and author

Births70 years ago

1951 - Zdravko Čolić, Bosnian Serb singer-songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan bishop and politician, President of Paraguay

Births69 years ago

1951 - Stephen Tobolowsky, American actor, singer, and director

Births69 years ago

1952 - Daniel Grodnik, American screenwriter and producer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Kerry Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and sportscaster

Births68 years ago

1953 - Jim Hunter, Canadian skier

Births67 years ago

1953 - Colm Meaney, Irish actor

Births67 years ago

1955 - Topper Headon, English drummer and songwriter (The Clash)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jacqueline McGlade, English-Canadian biologist, ecologist, and academic

Births65 years ago

1955 - Caroline Swift, English lawyer and judge

Births65 years ago

1955 - Colm Tóibín, Irish novelist, poet, playwright, and critic

Births65 years ago

1956 - Tim Lucas, American author, screenwriter, and critic

Births64 years ago

1957 - Michael Clayton, Australian golfer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Eugene Belliveau, Canadian football player

Births62 years ago

1958 - Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2019)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Steve Israel, American lawyer and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Michael López-Alegría, Spanish-American captain, pilot, and astronaut

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ted McGinley, American actor

Births62 years ago

1959 - Phil Brown, English footballer, coach, and manager

Births61 years ago

1959 - Randy Ferbey, Canadian curler

Births61 years ago

1959 - Frank Vanhecke, Belgian politician

Births61 years ago

1961 - Harry Enfield, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Bob Yari, Iranian-American director and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Kevin Eastman, American author and illustrator, co-created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Births58 years ago

1962 - Richard Fuller, English lawyer and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Tim Loughton, English businessman and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Tonya Pinkins, American actress and singer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Michel Langevin, Canadian drummer and songwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Élise Lucet, French journalist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Helen Sharman, English chemist and astronaut

Births57 years ago

1964 - Wynonna Judd, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Andrea Montermini, Italian race car driver

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tom Morello, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births56 years ago

1965 - Troy Coker, Australian rugby player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Billy Donovan, American basketball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Iginio Straffi, Italian animator and producer, founded Rainbow S.r.l.

Births55 years ago

1966 - Thomas Häßler, German footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Stephen Malkmus, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Tim Burgess, English singer-songwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Rechelle Hawkes, Australian hockey player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Sven Pipien, German-American bass player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jason Kenney, Canadian lawyer and politician, 40th Canadian Minister of National Defence

Births52 years ago

1968 - Zacarias Moussaoui, French citizen, sentenced to life in prison related to September 11 attacks

Births52 years ago

1969 - Naomi Kawase, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ryuhei Kitamura, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1971 - Paul Grayson, English rugby player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Duncan Jones, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Idina Menzel, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jiří Šlégr, Czech ice hockey player and politician

Births49 years ago

1971 - Adrian Vowles, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1972 - Manny Ramirez, Dominican-American baseball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1974 - Big L, American rapper (d. 1999)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Kostas Chalkias, Greek footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - CeeLo Green, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - David Wilkie, American ice hockey player and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - Evan Eschmeyer, American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Brian Fair, American singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Andy Farrell, English rugby player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Marissa Mayer, American computer scientist and businesswoman

Births45 years ago

1976 - Radoslav Nesterović, Slovenian-Greek basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Magnus Norman, Swedish tennis player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Margaret Okayo, Kenyan runner

Births44 years ago

1977 - Rachael Stirling, English actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Federico Vilar, Argentinian-Italian footballer

Births43 years ago

1979 - Mike Bishai, Canadian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Clint Bowyer, American race car driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Francis Lessard, Canadian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Steven Gerrard, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ilona Korstin, Russian basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ryōgo Narita, Japanese author

Births40 years ago

1981 - Devendra Banhart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Gianmaria Bruni, Italian race car driver

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ahmad Elrich, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Remy Ma, American rapper

Births39 years ago

1981 - Lars Møller Madsen, Danish handball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Hisanori Takada, Japanese footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)

Births38 years ago

1982 - James Simpson-Daniel, English rugby player

Births38 years ago

1984 - Sham Kwok Fai, Hong Kong footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Matt Maguire, Australian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jordan Palmer, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alexander Sulzer, German ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Igor Kurnosov, Russian chess player (d. 2013)

Births35 years ago

1985 - Igor Lewczuk, Polish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Aaron Volpatti, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Nikolay Bodurov, Bulgarian footballer

Births34 years ago

1988 - Antonio Winterstein, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Ailee, Korean-American singer and songwriter

Births31 years ago

1989 - Lesia Tsurenko, Ukrainian tennis player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Mustafa Akbaş, Turkish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Im Yoona, South Korean singer and actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - Andrei Loktionov, Russian ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Jonathan Fox, English swimmer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Danielle Harold, English actress

Births28 years ago

1994 - Ivars Punnenovs, Latvian ice hockey player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Scott Laughton, Canadian ice hockey player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Madeon, French electronic music producer

Births26 years ago

1996 - Beatriz Haddad Maia, Brazilian tennis player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

531 - Xiao Tong, prince of the Liang Dynasty (b. 501)

Deaths

727 - Hubertus, bishop Liège

Deaths

947 - Ma Xifan, king of Chu (b. 899)

Deaths

1035 - Baldwin IV, count of Flanders (b. 980)

Deaths985 years ago
Deaths861 years ago

1252 - Ferdinand III, king of Castile and León (b. 1199)

Deaths768 years ago
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1416 - Jerome of Prague, Czech martyr and theologian (b. 1379)

Deaths604 years ago

1431 - Joan of Arc, French martyr and saint (b. 1412)

Deaths589 years ago

1434 - Prokop the Great, Czech general (b. 1380)

Deaths586 years ago
Deaths551 years ago

1472 - Jacquetta of Luxembourg, daughter of Pierre de Luxembourg (b. 1416)

Deaths548 years ago
Deaths446 years ago

1593 - Christopher Marlowe, English poet and playwright (b. 1564)

Deaths427 years ago

1606 - Guru Arjan Dev, fifth of the Sikh gurus (executed) (b. 1563)

Deaths414 years ago

1640 - Peter Paul Rubens, German-Belgian painter (b. 1577)

Deaths380 years ago
Deaths324 years ago

1670 - John Davenport, English minister, co-founded the New Haven Colony (b. 1597)

Deaths350 years ago

1712 - Andrea Lanzani, Italian painter (b. 1645)

Deaths308 years ago

1718 - Arnold van Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle, Dutch-English general (b. 1670)

Deaths302 years ago

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

Deaths276 years ago

1770 - François Boucher, French painter and set designer (b. 1703)

Deaths250 years ago

1778 - Voltaire, French philosopher and author (b. 1694)

Deaths242 years ago

1778 - José de la Borda, French/Spanish mining magnate in colonial Mexico (b. ca. 1700)

Deaths242 years ago

1829 - Philibert Jean-Baptiste Curial, French general (b. 1774)

Deaths191 years ago

1832 - James Mackintosh, Scottish historian, jurist, and politician (b. 1765)

Deaths188 years ago

1855 - Mary Reibey, Australian businesswoman, (b. 1777)

Deaths165 years ago

1892 - Mary Hannah Gray Clarke, American author, correspondent, and poet (b. 1835)

Deaths128 years ago

1865 - John Catron, American lawyer and judge (b. 1786)

Deaths155 years ago

1901 - Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician, lawyer, and jurist (b. 1841)

Deaths119 years ago

1911 - Milton Bradley, American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (b. 1836)

Deaths109 years ago

1912 - Wilbur Wright, American pilot and businessman, co-founded the Wright Company (b. 1867)

Deaths108 years ago

1918 - Georgi Plekhanov, Russian philosopher and theorist (b. 1856)

Deaths102 years ago

1925 - Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian and author (b. 1876)

Deaths95 years ago

1926 - Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician and physicist (b. 1864)

Deaths94 years ago

1934 - Tōgō Heihachirō, Japanese admiral (b. 1848)

Deaths86 years ago

1939 - Floyd Roberts, American race car driver (b. 1904)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Prajadhipok, Thai king (b. 1893)

Deaths79 years ago

1946 - Louis Slotin, Canadian physicist and chemist (b. 1910)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Georg von Trapp, Austrian captain (b. 1880)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - József Klekl, Slovene-Hungarian priest and politician (b. 1874)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Emmanuel Célestin Suhard, French cardinal (b. 1874)

Deaths71 years ago

1951 - Hermann Broch, Austrian-American author (b. 1886)

Deaths69 years ago

1953 - Dooley Wilson, American actor and singer (b. 1886)

Deaths67 years ago

1955 - Bill Vukovich, American race car driver (b. 1918)

Deaths65 years ago

1957 - Piero Carini, Italian race car driver (b. 1921)

Deaths63 years ago

1960 - Boris Pasternak, Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Rafael Trujillo, Dominican soldier and politician, 36th President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1891)

Deaths59 years ago

1964 - Isaac Babalola Akinyele, Nigerian king (b. 1882)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Eddie Sachs, American race car driver (b. 1927)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Leó Szilárd, Hungarian-American physicist and engineer (b. 1898)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Louis Hjelmslev, Danish linguist and academic (b. 1899)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Claude Rains, English-American actor (b. 1889)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Austrian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1885)

Deaths53 years ago

1971 - Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (b. 1886)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Steve Prefontaine, American runner (b. 1951)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist, founded Isshin-ryū (b. 1908)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Michel Simon, Swiss-born French actor (b. 1895)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Max Carey, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1890)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese captain (b. 1902)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Jean Deslauriers, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1909)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Carl Radle, American bass player and producer (b. 1942)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi general and politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Albert Norden, German journalist and politician (b. 1904)

Deaths38 years ago

1986 - Perry Ellis, American fashion designer, founded his own eponymous fashion brand (b. 1940)

Deaths34 years ago

1993 - Sun Ra, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1914)

Deaths27 years ago
Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Marcel Bich, Italian-French businessman, co-founded Société Bic (b. 1914)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Ted Drake, English footballer and manager (b. 1912)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Lofty England, English-Austrian engineer (b. 1911)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Bobby Stokes, English footballer (b. 1951)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Léon-Étienne Duval, French cardinal (b. 1903)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Alo Mattiisen, Estonian composer (b. 1961)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Kalju Lepik, Estonian poet and author (b. 1920)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Tex Beneke, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1914)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Denis Whitaker, Canadian general and historian (b. 1915)

Deaths19 years ago

2005 - Gérald Leblanc, Acadian poet (b. 1945)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Tomasz Pacyński, Polish journalist and author (b. 1958)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Alma Ziegler, American baseball player and stenographer (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Shohei Imamura, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - David Lloyd, New Zealand biologist and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Robert Sterling, American actor (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Jean-Claude Brialy, Algerian-French actor and director (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Birgit Dalland, Norwegian politician (b. 1907)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet and critic (b. 1927)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Torsten Andersson, Swedish painter and illustrator (b. 1926)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Susanna Haapoja, Finnish politician (b. 1966)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Ephraim Katzir, Israeli biophysicist and politician, 4th President of Israel (b. 1916)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Yuri Chesnokov, Russian volleyball player and coach (b. 1933)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Dufferin Roblin, Canadian commander and politician, 14th Premier of Manitoba (b. 1917)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Isikia Savua, Fijian police officer and diplomat (b. 1952)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Saleem Shahzad, Pakistani journalist (b. 1970)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Marek Siemek, Polish philosopher and historian (b. 1942)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Clarice Taylor, American actress (b. 1917)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - John Fox, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1957)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Andrew Huxley, English physiologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gerhard Pohl, German economist and politician (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jack Twyman, American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Jayalath Jayawardena, Sri Lankan physician and politician (b. 1953)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Larry Jones, American football player and coach (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Hienadz Buraukin, Belarusian poet, journalist, and diplomat (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Henning Carlsen, Danish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Joan Lorring, British actress (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Leonidas Vasilikopoulos, Greek admiral (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Beau Biden, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 44th Attorney General of Delaware (b. 1969)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Joël Champetier, Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1957)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - L. Tom Perry, American religious leader and member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Tom Lysiak, Polish-Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1953)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Rick MacLeish, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1950)

Deaths4 years ago

2019 - Jason Marcano, Trinidadian footballer (b. 1983)

Deaths1 years ago

Christian feast day

Earliest day on which Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary can fall, while July 3 is the latest; celebrated 20 days after Pentecost. (Catholic Church)

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