Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Philippines from Spain in 1898.

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

World Day Against Child Labour, and its related observances:Children's Day (Haiti)

Holidays and observances

June 12, 1999 NATO Troops enter in Kosova- June 12 is marked as Liberation Day of Kosova .

Holidays and observances

Events

910 - Battle of Augsburg: The Hungarians defeat the East Frankish army under King Louis the Child, using the famous feigned retreat tactic of the nomadic warriors.

Events

1240 - At the instigation of Louis IX of France, an inter-faith debate, known as the Disputation of Paris, starts between a Christian monk and four rabbis.

Events780 years ago

1381 - Peasants' Revolt: In England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.

Events639 years ago

1418 - Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War: Parisians slaughter Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac and his suspected sympathizers, along with all prisoners, foreign bankers, and students and faculty of the College of Navarre.

Events602 years ago

1429 - Hundred Years' War: On the second day of the Battle of Jargeau, Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk.

Events591 years ago

1550 - The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.

Events470 years ago

1653 - First Anglo-Dutch War: The Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.

Events367 years ago

1665 - Thomas Willett is appointed the first mayor of New York City.

Events355 years ago
Events262 years ago

1772 - French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne and 25 of his men killed by Māori in New Zealand.

Events248 years ago

1775 - American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.

Events245 years ago
Events244 years ago

1817 - The earliest form of bicycle, the dandy horse, is driven by Karl von Drais.

Events203 years ago

1821 - Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Isma'il Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.

Events199 years ago

1830 - Beginning of the Invasion of Algiers: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch.

Events190 years ago

1864 - American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor: Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their position at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.

Events156 years ago

1898 - Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines' independence from Spain.

Events122 years ago

1899 - New Richmond tornado: The eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.

Events121 years ago

1914 - Massacre of Phocaea: Turkish irregulars slaughter 50 to 100 Greeks and expel thousands of others in an ethnic cleansing operation in the Ottoman Empire.

Events106 years ago

1935 - A ceasefire is negotiated between Bolivia and Paraguay, ending the Chaco War.

Events85 years ago

1939 - Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.

Events81 years ago
Events81 years ago

1940 - World War II: Thirteen thousand British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.

Events80 years ago

1942 - Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.

Events78 years ago

1943 - The Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Brzeżany, Poland (now Berezhany, Ukraine). Around 1,180 Jews are led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: Operation Overlord: American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan, Normandy, France.

Events76 years ago

1954 - Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him at the time the youngest unmartyred saint in the Roman Catholic Church. In 2017 Jacinta and Francisco Marto, aged ten and nine at the time of their deaths, are declared saints.

Events66 years ago

1963 - NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith during the civil rights movement.

Events57 years ago

1964 - Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.

Events56 years ago
Events53 years ago

1975 - India, Judge Jagmohanlal Sinha of the city of Allahabad ruled that India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had used corrupt practices to win her seat in the Indian Parliament, and that she should be banned from holding any public office. Mrs. Gandhi sent word that she refused to resign.

Events45 years ago

1979 - Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.

Events41 years ago

1987 - The Central African Republic's former Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.

Events33 years ago
Events33 years ago

1988 - Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 46, a McDonnell Douglas MD-81, crashes short of the runway at Libertador General José de San Martín Airport, killing all 22 people on board.

Events32 years ago

1990 - Russia Day: The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.

Events30 years ago
Events29 years ago

1991 - Kokkadichcholai massacre: The Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village of Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa.

Events29 years ago

1993 - An election takes place in Nigeria, presidential seat won by Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola which is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.

Events27 years ago

1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman are murdered outside Simpson's home in Los Angeles. Her estranged husband, O.J. Simpson is later charged with the murders, but is acquitted by a jury.

Events26 years ago

1997 - Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.

Events23 years ago

1999 - Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Events21 years ago

2009 - A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide-ranging local and international protests.

Events11 years ago

2016 - Forty-nine civilians are killed and 58 others injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the gunman, Omar Mateen, is killed in a gunfight with police.

Events4 years ago

2017 - American student Otto Warmbier returns home in a coma after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison and dies a week later.

Events3 years ago

Births

950 - Reizei, Japanese emperor (d. 1011)

Births

1107 - Gao Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1187)

Births913 years ago
Births859 years ago
Births501 years ago

1561 - Anna of Württemberg, German princess (d. 1616)

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Births447 years ago

1577 - Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (d. 1643)

Births443 years ago

1580 - Adriaen van Stalbemt, Flemish painter (d. 1662)

Births440 years ago

1653 - Maria Amalia of Courland, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1711)

Births367 years ago

1686 - Marie-Catherine Homassel Hecquet, French writer (d. 1764)

Births334 years ago

1711 - Louis Legrand, French priest and theologian (d. 1780)

Births309 years ago

1760 - Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai, French author, playwright, journalist, and politician (d. 1797)

Births260 years ago

1771 - Patrick Gass, American sergeant (Lewis and Clark Expedition) and author (d. 1870)

Births249 years ago

1775 - Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (d. 1851)

Births245 years ago

1777 - Robert Clark, American physician and politician (d. 1837)

Births243 years ago

1795 - John Marston, American sailor (d. 1885)

Births225 years ago

1798 - Samuel Cooper, American general (d. 1876)

Births222 years ago

1800 - Samuel Wright Mardis, American politician (d. 1836)

Births220 years ago

1802 - Harriet Martineau, English sociologist and author (d. 1876)

Births218 years ago

1806 - John A. Roebling, German-American engineer, designed the Brooklyn Bridge (d. 1869)

Births214 years ago

1807 - Ante Kuzmanić, Croatian physician and journalist (d. 1879)

Births213 years ago

1812 - Edmond Hébert, French geologist and academic (d. 1890)

Births208 years ago

1819 - Charles Kingsley, English priest, historian, and author (d. 1875)

Births201 years ago

1827 - Johanna Spyri, Swiss author, best known for Heidi (d. 1901)

Births193 years ago

1831 - Robert Herbert, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Queensland (d. 1905)

Births189 years ago

1841 - Watson Fothergill, English architect, designed the Woodborough Road Baptist Church (d. 1928)

Births179 years ago

1843 - David Gill, Scottish-English astronomer and author (d. 1914)

Births177 years ago

1851 - Oliver Lodge, English physicist and academic (d. 1940)

Births169 years ago

1857 - Maurice Perrault, Canadian architect, engineer, and politician, 15th Mayor of Longueuil (d. 1909)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Harry Johnston, English botanist and explorer (d. 1927)

Births162 years ago

1858 - Henry Scott Tuke, English painter and photographer (d. 1929)

Births162 years ago

1861 - William Attewell, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1927)

Births159 years ago

1864 - Frank Chapman, American ornithologist, photographer, and author (d. 1945)

Births156 years ago

1877 - Thomas C. Hart, American admiral and politician (d. 1971)

Births143 years ago

1883 - Fernand Gonder, French pole vaulter (d. 1969)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Robert Lowie, Austrian-American anthropologist and academic (d. 1957)

Births137 years ago

1888 - Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1920)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Egon Schiele, Austrian soldier and painter (d. 1918)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Djuna Barnes, American novelist, journalist, and playwright (d. 1982)

Births128 years ago

1895 - Eugénie Brazier, French chef (d. 1977)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Anthony Eden, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1977)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Fritz Albert Lipmann, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Weegee, Ukrainian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1968)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Hendrik Elias, Belgian lawyer and politician, Mayor of Ghent (d. 1973)

Births118 years ago

1905 - Ray Barbuti, American sprinter and football player (d. 1988)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian broadcaster (d. 1988)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina and educator (d. 2010)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Otto Skorzeny, German SS officer (d. 1975)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Bill Naughton, Irish-English playwright and author (d. 1992)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Bill Cowley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1993)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Carl Hovland, American psychologist and academic (d. 1961)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Jean Victor Allard, Canadian general (d. 1996)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Desmond Piers, Canadian admiral (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1914 - William Lundigan, American actor (d. 1975)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Go Seigen, Chinese-Japanese Go player (d. 2014)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Priscilla Lane, American actress (d. 1995)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Christopher Mayhew, English soldier and politician (d. 1997)

Births105 years ago

1915 - David Rockefeller, American banker and businessman (d. 2017)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Irwin Allen, American director and producer (d. 1991)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Raúl Héctor Castro, Mexican-American politician and diplomat, 14th Governor of Arizona (d. 2015)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Georgia Louise Harris Brown, African-American architect (d. 1999)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Christie Jayaratnam Eliezer, Sri Lankan-Australian mathematician and academic (d. 2001)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Uta Hagen, German-American actress and educator (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Dave Berg, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Peter Jones, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Luis García Berlanga, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Christopher Derrick, English author, critic, and academic (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1921 - James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and illustrator (d. 2005)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Margherita Hack, Italian astrophysicist and author (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1924 - George H. W. Bush, American lieutenant and politician, 41st President of the United States (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Grete Dollitz, German-American guitarist and radio host (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1928 - Vic Damone, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Petros Molyviatis, Greek politician and diplomat, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs

Births92 years ago

1928 - Richard M. Sherman, American composer and director

Births92 years ago

1929 - Brigid Brophy, English author and critic (d. 1995)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Anne Frank, German-Dutch diarist; victim of the Holocaust (d. 1945)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani linguist and academic

Births91 years ago

1929 - John McCluskey, Baron McCluskey, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland (d. 2017)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Jim Burke, Australian cricketer (d. 1979)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Innes Ireland, Scottish race car driver and engineer (d. 1993)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Trevanian, American author and scholar (d. 2005)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Rona Jaffe, American novelist (d. 2005)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Mimi Coertse, South African soprano and producer

Births88 years ago

1932 - Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (d. 2002)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Eddie Adams, American photographer and journalist (d. 2004)

Births87 years ago

1934 - John A. Alonzo, American actor and cinematographer (d. 2001)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Kevin Billington, English director and producer

Births86 years ago

1935 - Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Paul Kennedy, English lawyer and judge

Births85 years ago

1937 - Vladimir Arnold, Russian-French mathematician and academic (d. 2010)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Klaus Basikow, German footballer and manager (d. 2015)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Antal Festetics, Hungarian-Austrian biologist and zoologist

Births83 years ago

1937 - Chips Moman, American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter (d. 2016)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Jean-Marie Doré, Guinean lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Guinea (d. 2016)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Tom Oliver, English-Australian actor

Births82 years ago

1939 - Ron Lynch, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births81 years ago

1939 - Frank McCloskey, American sergeant and politician (d. 2003)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Jacques Brassard, Canadian educator and politician

Births80 years ago

1941 - Marv Albert, American sportscaster

Births79 years ago

1941 - Chick Corea, American pianist and composer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Roy Harper, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births79 years ago

1941 - Reg Presley, English singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician

Births79 years ago

1942 - Len Barry, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Bert Sakmann, German physiologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births78 years ago

1945 - Pat Jennings, Irish footballer and coach

Births75 years ago

1946 - Michel Bergeron, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bobby Gould, English footballer and manager

Births74 years ago

1946 - Catherine Bréchignac, French physicist and academic

Births74 years ago

1948 - Hans Binder, Austrian race car driver

Births72 years ago

1948 - Herbert Meyer, German footballer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Len Wein, American comic book writer and editor (d. 2017)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jens Böhrnsen, German judge and politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player

Births71 years ago

1949 - John Wetton, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Asia, King Crimson) (d. 2017)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Oğuz Abadan, Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Michael Fabricant, English politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Sonia Manzano, American actress of Puerto Rican descent, noted for playing Maria on Sesame Street

Births70 years ago

1951 - Bun E. Carlos, American drummer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Brad Delp, American musician and singer (Boston - RTZ) (d. 2007)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Andranik Margaryan, Armenian engineer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Spencer Abraham, American academic and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy

Births68 years ago

1952 - Junior Brown, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Pete Farndon, English bass player and songwriter (The Pretenders) (d. 1983)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Rocky Burnette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Tim Razzall, Baron Razzall, English lawyer and politician

Births66 years ago

1956 - Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1957 - Timothy Busfield, American actor, director, and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricketer and coach

Births63 years ago

1958 - Meredith Brooks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births62 years ago

1959 - John Linnell, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Scott Thompson, Canadian actor and comedian

Births61 years ago

1960 - Joe Kopicki, American basketball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1962 - Jordan Peterson, Canadian psychologist, professor and cultural critic

Births58 years ago

1963 - Philippe Bugalski, French race car driver (d. 2012)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Warwick Capper, Australian footballer, coach, and actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Tim DeKay, American actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jerry Lynn, American wrestler

Births57 years ago

1964 - Derek Higgins, Irish race car driver

Births56 years ago

1964 - Kent Jones, American journalist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Paula Marshall, American actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Peter Such, Scottish-born, English cricketer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Adrian Toole, Australian rugby league player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Gwen Torrence, American sprinter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Cathy Tyson, English actress

Births55 years ago

1966 - Marc Glanville, Australian rugby league player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Tom Misteli, Swiss cell biologist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Aivar Kuusmaa, Estonian basketball player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Frances O'Connor, English-Australian actress

Births53 years ago

1968 - Scott Aldred, American baseball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Htay Kywe, Burmese activist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Bobby Sheehan, American bass player and songwriter (d. 1999)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (d. 2007)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Héctor Garza, Mexican wrestler (d. 2013)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Heinz-Christian Strache, Austrian politician

Births51 years ago

1971 - Mark Henry, American weightlifter and wrestler

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ryan Klesko, American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jérôme Romain, Caribbean-Dominican triple jumper and coach

Births49 years ago

1973 - Jason Caffey, American basketball player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Darryl White, Australian footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Flávio Conceição, Brazilian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jason Mewes, American actor and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Kerry Kittles, American basketball player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Bryan Alvarez, American wrestler and journalist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Stéphanie Szostak, French-American actress

Births45 years ago

1976 - Antawn Jamison, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ray Price, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Wade Redden, Canadian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1978 - Lewis Moody, English rugby player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Dallas Clark, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Martine Dugrenier, Canadian wrestler

Births41 years ago

1979 - Diego Milito, Argentine footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Robyn, Swedish singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Earl Watson, American basketball player and coach

Births41 years ago

1980 - Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Larry Foote, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ifet Taljević, German footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Raitis Grafs, Latvian basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Paul Hasleby, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Adriana Lima, Brazilian model and actress

Births39 years ago

1982 - Ben Blackwell, American drummer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Diem Brown, German-American journalist and activist (d. 2014)

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jason David, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - James Tomlinson, English cricketer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Bryan Habana, South African rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Alexander Pipa, German rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player

Births37 years ago

1984 - James Kwalia, Kenyan-Qatari runner

Births36 years ago

1984 - Bruno Soriano, Spanish footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Blake Ross, American computer programmer, co-created Mozilla Firefox

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sam Thaiday, Australian rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kendra Wilkinson, American model, actress, and author

Births35 years ago

1985 - Chris Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births35 years ago

1986 - Salim Mehajer, Australian politician

Births34 years ago

1986 - Harry Taylor, Australian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Seyi Ajirotutu, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Antonio Barragán, Spanish footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Artūrs Bērziņš, Latvian basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Eren Derdiyok, Swiss footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Mauricio Isla, Chilean footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Dave Melillo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births32 years ago

1988 - Dakota Morton, Canadian actor and radio host

Births32 years ago

1989 - Emma Eliasson, Swedish ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Ibrahim Jeilan, Ethiopian runner

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jrue Holiday, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Kevin López, Spanish runner

Births30 years ago

1990 - David Worrall, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Avisail García, Venezuelan baseball player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Laura Jones, English gymnast

Births28 years ago

Deaths

796 - Hisham I, Muslim emir (born">b. 757)

Deaths

816 - Pope Leo III (b. 750)

Deaths

918 - Æthelflæd, Mercian daughter of Alfred the Great (b. 870)

Deaths

1020 - Lyfing, English archbishop (b. 999)

Deaths1000 years ago

1036 - Tedald, Italian bishop (b. 990)

Deaths984 years ago

1144 - Al-Zamakhshari, Persian theologian (b. 1075)

Deaths876 years ago

1152 - Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (b. 1114)

Deaths868 years ago
Deaths754 years ago
Deaths726 years ago
Deaths602 years ago

1435 - John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel, English commander (b. 1408)

Deaths585 years ago
Deaths542 years ago

1524 - Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Spanish conquistador (b. 1465)

Deaths496 years ago

1560 - Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)

Deaths460 years ago

1560 - Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyō (b. 1519)

Deaths460 years ago

1565 - Adrianus Turnebus, French philologist and scholar (b. 1512)

Deaths455 years ago
Deaths453 years ago

1647 - Thomas Farnaby, English scholar and educator (b. 1575)

Deaths373 years ago

1668 - Charles Berkeley, 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge, English politician (b. 1599)

Deaths352 years ago
Deaths345 years ago

1734 - James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French-English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (b. 1670)

Deaths286 years ago
Deaths262 years ago

1772 - Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (b. 1724)

Deaths248 years ago

1778 - Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (b. 1716)

Deaths242 years ago

1816 - Pierre Augereau, French general (b. 1757)

Deaths204 years ago

1818 - Egwale Seyon, Ethiopian emperor

Deaths202 years ago

1841 - Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Greek composer, archaeologist, and philologist (b. 1786)

Deaths179 years ago

1900 - Lucretia Peabody Hale, American journalist and author (b. 1820)

Deaths120 years ago
Deaths116 years ago

1912 - Frédéric Passy, French economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1822)

Deaths108 years ago

1917 - Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter, pianist, and conductor (b. 1853)

Deaths103 years ago

1932 - Theo Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)

Deaths88 years ago

1937 - Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Russian general (b. 1893)

Deaths83 years ago

1944 - Erich Marcks, German general (b. 1891)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Médéric Martin, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1869)

Deaths74 years ago

1952 - Harry Lawson, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Victoria (b. 1875)

Deaths68 years ago

1957 - Jimmy Dorsey, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (The Dorsey Brothers and The California Ramblers) (b. 1904)

Deaths63 years ago

1962 - John Ireland, English composer and educator (b. 1879)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Medgar Evers, American soldier and activist (b. 1925)

Deaths57 years ago

1966 - Hermann Scherchen, German viola player and conductor (b. 1891)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Herbert Read, English poet and critic (b. 1893)

Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Aleksandr Deyneka, Ukrainian-Russian painter and sculptor (b. 1899)

Deaths51 years ago

1972 - Edmund Wilson, American critic, essayist, and editor (b. 1895)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar, Indian writer and documentary filmmaker (b. 1909)

Deaths48 years ago

1976 - Gopinath Kaviraj, Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1887)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Guo Moruo, Chinese historian, author, and poet (b. 1892)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Georg Siimenson, Estonian footballer (b. 1912)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Billy Butlin, South African-English businessman, founded the Butlins Company (b. 1899)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Masayoshi Ōhira, Japanese politician, 68th Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Ian McKay, English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1953)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Karl von Frisch, Austrian-German ethologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)

Deaths37 years ago

1989 - Bruce Hamilton, Australian public servant (b. 1911)

Deaths31 years ago
Deaths30 years ago

1994 - Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian-French rabbi and author (b. 1902)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist (b. 1920)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Pierre Russell, American basketball player (b. 1949)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Bulat Okudzhava, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1924)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Leo Buscaglia, American author and educator (b. 1924)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (b. 1922)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - J. F. Powers, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1917)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Sandro Rosa do Nascimento, Brazilian criminal (b. 1978)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Bill Blass, American fashion designer, founded Bill Blass Limited (b. 1922)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Zena Sutherland, American reviewer of children's literature (b. 1915)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Gregory Peck, American actor and political activist (b. 1916)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Scott Young, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Nicky Barr, Australian rugby player and fighter pilot (b. 1915)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - György Ligeti, Romanian-Hungarian composer and educator (b. 1923)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Miroslav Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player (b. 1951)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Derek Tapscott, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1932)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Al Williamson, American illustrator (b. 1931)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - René Audet, Canadian bishop (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Carl Gardner, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Hector Bianciotti, Argentinian-French journalist and author (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Henry Hill, American mobster (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Margarete Mitscherlich-Nielsen, Danish-German psychoanalyst and author (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Medin Zhega, Albanian footballer and manager (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Elinor Ostrom, American political scientist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Pahiño, Spanish footballer (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Frank Walker, Australian judge and politician, 41st Attorney General of New South Wales (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Teresita Barajuen, Spanish nun (b. 1908)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jason Leffler, American race car driver (b. 1975)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Joseph A. Unanue, American sergeant and businessman (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Nabil Hemani, Algerian footballer (b. 1979)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dan Jacobson, South African-English author and critic (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Frank Schirrmacher, German journalist (b. 1959)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Fernando Brant, Brazilian journalist, poet, and composer (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Frederick Pei Li, Chinese-American physician and academic (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Patrick Lennox Tierney, American historian and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Omar Mateen, American mass murderer (b. 1986)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - George Voinovich, American politician (b. 1936)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Janet Waldo, American actress and voice artist (b. 1920)

Deaths4 years ago

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