Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Events

313 - The decisions of the Edict of Milan, signed by Constantine the Great and co-emperor Valerius Licinius, granting religious freedom throughout the Roman Empire, are published in Nicomedia.

Events

1381 - In England, the Peasants' Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, comes to a head, as rebels set fire to the Savoy Palace.

Events639 years ago

1514 - Henry Grace à Dieu, at over 1,000 tons the largest warship in the world at this time, built at the new Woolwich Dockyard in England, is dedicated.

Events506 years ago

1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.

Events495 years ago

1625 - King Charles I of England marries Catholic princess Henrietta Maria of France and Navarre, at Canterbury.

Events395 years ago

1740 - Georgia provincial governor James Oglethorpe begins an unsuccessful attempt to take Spanish Florida during the Siege of St. Augustine.

Events280 years ago

1774 - Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.

Events246 years ago
Events243 years ago

1805 - Lewis and Clark Expedition: scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.

Events215 years ago

1881 - The USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.

Events139 years ago
Events134 years ago

1893 - Grover Cleveland notices a rough spot in his mouth and on July 1 undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; the operation was not revealed to the public until 1917, nine years after the president's death.

Events127 years ago

1898 - Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital.

Events122 years ago

1917 - World War I: The deadliest German air raid on London of the war is carried out by Gotha G.IV bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.

Events103 years ago

1927 - Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.

Events93 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Battle of Villers-Bocage: German tank ace Michael Wittmann ambushes elements of the British 7th Armoured Division, destroying up to fourteen tanks, fifteen personnel carriers and two anti-tank guns in a Tiger I tank.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: German combat elements, reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division, launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: Germany launches the first V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. Only four of the eleven bombs strike their targets.

Events76 years ago

1952 - Catalina affair: A Swedish Douglas DC-3 is shot down by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter.

Events68 years ago

1966 - The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.

Events54 years ago

1967 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Events53 years ago

1971 - Vietnam War: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.

Events49 years ago

1977 - Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.

Events43 years ago

1981 - At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.

Events39 years ago

1982 - Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.

Events38 years ago

1982 - Battles of Tumbledown and Wireless Ridge, during the Falklands War.

Events38 years ago

1983 - Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune.

Events37 years ago

1990 - First day of the June 1990 Mineriad in Romania. At least 240 strikers and students are arrested or killed in the chaos ensuing from the first post-Ceaușescu elections.

Events30 years ago

1994 - A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

Events26 years ago

1996 - The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.

Events24 years ago

1997 - A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Events23 years ago

2000 - President Kim Dae-jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

Events20 years ago

2000 - Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Ağca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.

Events20 years ago

2002 - The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

Events18 years ago
Events13 years ago

2010 - A capsule of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa, containing particles of the asteroid 25143 Itokawa, returns to Earth.

Events10 years ago

2012 - A series of bombings across Iraq, including Baghdad, Hillah and Kirkuk, kills at least 93 people and wounds over 300 others.

Events8 years ago

2015 - A man opens fire at policemen outside the police headquarters in Dallas, Texas, while a bag containing a pipe bomb is also found. He was later shot dead by police.

Events5 years ago

Births

AD 40- Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general (d. 93)

Births

823 - Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 877)

Births

839 - Charles the Fat, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 888)

Births

1367 - Taejong of Joseon (d. 1422)

Births653 years ago

1500 - Ernest of Bavaria, pledge lord of the County of Glatz (d. 1560)

Births520 years ago

1508 - Alessandro Piccolomini, Italian astronomer and philosopher (d. 1579)

Births512 years ago

1539 - Jost Amman, Swiss printmaker (d. 1591)

Births481 years ago

1555 - Giovanni Antonio Magini, Italian mathematician, cartographer and astronomer (d. 1617)

Births465 years ago

1580 - Willebrord Snell, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (d. 1626)

Births440 years ago

1595 - Jan Marek Marci, Czech physician and scientist (d. 1667)

Births425 years ago

1617 - Sir Vincent Corbet, 1st Baronet, English politician (d. 1656)

Births403 years ago

1649 - Adrien Baillet, French scholar and critic (d. 1706)

Births371 years ago

1711 - Sir Richard Glyn, 1st Baronet, of Ewell, English banker and politician, Lord Mayor of London (d. 1773)

Births309 years ago

1752 - Frances Burney, English novelist and playwright (d. 1840)

Births268 years ago

1761 - Antonín Vranický, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1820)

Births259 years ago

1763 - José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian poet, academic, and politician (d. 1838)

Births257 years ago

1773 - Thomas Young, English physicist and physiologist (d. 1829)

Births247 years ago

1775 - Antoni Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian composer and politician (d. 1833)

Births245 years ago

1786 - Winfield Scott, American general (d. 1866)

Births234 years ago

1790 - José Antonio Páez, Venezuelan general and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 1873)

Births230 years ago

1809 - Heinrich Hoffmann, German psychiatrist and author (d. 1894)

Births211 years ago

1822 - Carl Schmidt, Latvian-German chemist and academic (d. 1894)

Births198 years ago

1827 - Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (d. 1882)

Births193 years ago

1831 - James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist and mathematician (d. 1879)

Births189 years ago

1840 - Augusta Lundin, the first international Swedish fashion designer (d. 1919)

Births180 years ago

1854 - Charles Algernon Parsons, English engineer, founded C. A. Parsons and Company (d. 1931)

Births166 years ago

1863 - Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, English fashion designer (d. 1935)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist and academic (d. 1922)

Births156 years ago

1864 - Dwight B. Waldo, American historian and academic (d. 1939)

Births156 years ago

1865 - Karl Blossfeldt, German photographer (d. 1932)

Births155 years ago

1865 - W. B. Yeats, Irish poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1939)

Births155 years ago

1868 - Wallace Clement Sabine, American physicist and academic (d. 1919)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Jules Bordet, Belgian immunologist and microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961)

Births150 years ago

1872 - Thomas N. Heffron, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1951)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Karin Swanström, Swedish actress, director, and producer (d. 1942)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Paul Neumann, Austrian swimmer and physician (d. 1932)

Births145 years ago

1876 - William Sealy Gosset, English chemist and statistician (d. 1937)

Births144 years ago

1879 - Heinrich Gutkin, Estonian businessman and politician (d. 1941)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Charalambos Tseroulis, Greek general and politician, Greek Minister for Military Affairs (d. 1929)

Births141 years ago

1884 - Leon Chwistek, Polish painter, philosopher, and mathematician (d. 1944)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and academic (d. 1978)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Henry George Lamond, Australian farmer and author (d. 1969)

Births135 years ago

1887 - André François-Poncet, French politician and diplomat (d. 1978)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Bruno Frank, German-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1945)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and critic (d. 1935)

Births132 years ago

1892 - Basil Rathbone, South African-born British-American actor (d. 1967)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Alan Arnold Griffith, English engineer (d. 1963)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Dorothy L. Sayers, English author and poet (d. 1957)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Leo Kanner, Ukrainian-American psychiatrist and physician (d. 1981)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Jacques Henri Lartigue, French photographer and painter (d. 1986)

Births126 years ago

1897 - Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner and coach (d. 1973)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Carlos Chávez, Mexican composer, conductor, and journalist, founded the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra (d. 1978)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Tage Erlander, Swedish lieutenant and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1985)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Carolyn Eisele, American mathematician and historian (d. 2000)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Willard Harrison Bennett, American physicist and chemist (d. 1987)

Births117 years ago

1905 - James T. Rutnam, Sri Lankan historian and author (d. 1988)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Bruno de Finetti, Austrian-Italian mathematician and statistician (d. 1985)

Births114 years ago

1909 - E. M. S. Namboodiripad, Indian theorist and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Kerala (d. 1998)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Spanish journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1999)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Mary Wickes, American actress (d. 1995)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Mary Whitehouse, English activist, founded the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association (d. 2001)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Luis Walter Alvarez, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Maurice Copeland, American actor (d. 1985)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Erwin Wilhelm Müller, German physicist and academic (d. 1977)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, Canadian poet and painter (d. 1943)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Ralph Edwards, American radio and television host (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Yitzhak Pundak, Israeli general, diplomat and politician (d. 2017)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Frederic Franklin, English-American ballet dancer and director (d. 2013)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Don Budge, American tennis player and coach (d. 2000)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Wu Zhengyi, Chinese botanist and academic (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Teddy Turner, English actor (d. 1992)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan novelist (d. 2005)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Ben Johnson, American actor and stuntman (d. 1996)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Helmut Lent, German soldier and pilot (d. 1944)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Percy Rodriguez, Canadian-American actor (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Rolf Huisgen, German chemist and academic

Births100 years ago

1920 - Iosif Vorovich, Russian mathematician and engineer (d. 2001)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Lennart Strand, Swedish runner (d. 2004)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Etienne Leroux, South African author (d. 1989)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Lloyd Conover, American chemist and inventor (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Kristine Miller, American actress (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jérôme Lejeune, French pediatrician and geneticist (d. 1994)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Paul Lynde, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Slim Dusty, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Giacomo Biffi, Italian cardinal (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Renée Morisset, Canadian pianist (d. 2009)

Births92 years ago

1928 - John Forbes Nash, Jr., American mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Ralph McQuarrie, American illustrator (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Robert W. Scott, American farmer and politician, 67th Governor of North Carolina (d. 2009)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Gotthard Graubner, German painter and educator (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Ryszard Kukliński, Polish colonel and spy (d. 2004)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Paul Veyne, French archaeologist, historian, and academic

Births90 years ago

1931 - Nora Kovach, Hungarian-American ballerina (d. 2009)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Reed Scowen, Canadian politician

Births89 years ago

1931 - Irvin D. Yalom, American psychotherapist and academic

Births89 years ago
Births88 years ago

1932 - Bob McGrath, American singer and actor (Sesame Street)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Billy Williams, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago
Births87 years ago

1933 - Norman Lloyd-Edwards, Welsh lawyer and politician, Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan

Births87 years ago

1934 - Bill Blakeley, American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Lucjan Brychczy, Polish footballer and coach

Births86 years ago

1934 - Manuel Clouthier, Mexican businessman and politician (d. 1989)

Births86 years ago

1934 - James Anthony Griffin, American bishop

Births86 years ago

1934 - Uriel Jones, American drummer (d. 2009)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Leonard Kleinrock, American computer scientist and engineer

Births86 years ago

1935 - Christo, Bulgarian-French sculptor and painter

Births85 years ago

1935 - Jeanne-Claude, Moroccan sculptor and painter (d. 2009)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2009)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Eleanor Holmes Norton, American lawyer and politician

Births83 years ago

1937 - Erich Ribbeck, German footballer and manager

Births83 years ago

1937 - Andreas Whittam Smith, English journalist and publisher, co-founded The Independent

Births83 years ago

1940 - Bobby Freeman, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2017)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Dallas Long, American shot putter and physician

Births80 years ago

1941 - Marcel Lachemann, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births79 years ago

1941 - Serge Lemoyne, Canadian painter (d. 1998)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Marv Tarplin, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2011)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Yiannis Boutaris, Greek businessman and politician, Mayor of Thessaloniki

Births78 years ago

1943 - Harry Collins, English sociologist, author, and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - Malcolm McDowell, English actor and producer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jim Guy Tucker, American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of Arkansas

Births77 years ago

1944 - Christine Beasley, English nursing administrator

Births76 years ago

1944 - David Curry, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ban Ki-moon, South Korean politician and diplomat, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations

Births76 years ago

1945 - Whitley Strieber, American author

Births75 years ago

1946 - Sher Bahadur Deuba, Nepalese politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Nepal

Births74 years ago

1946 - Paul L. Modrich, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births74 years ago

1946 - Gabriel of Komana, Belgian-Dutch archbishop (d. 2013)

Births74 years ago

1948 - Garnet Bailey, Canadian-American ice hockey player and scout (d. 2001)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Joe Roth, American director and producer, co-founded Morgan Creek Productions

Births72 years ago

1949 - Ann Druyan, American popular science writer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Dennis Locorriere, American singer and musician (Dr. Hook)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ulla Schmidt, German educator and politician, German Federal Minister of Health

Births71 years ago

1949 - Red Symons, English-Australian musician, writer, actor, composer, record producer, television, and radio personality

Births71 years ago
Births70 years ago

1950 - Gerd Zewe, German footballer and manager

Births70 years ago

1951 - Howard Leese, American guitarist and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Richard Thomas, American actor, director, and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Stellan Skarsgård, Swedish actor

Births69 years ago

1952 - Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian martial artist and politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Tim Allen, American actor, comedian, and producer

Births67 years ago
Births66 years ago

1954 - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian economist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Nigeria

Births66 years ago

1955 - Alan Hansen, Scottish footballer and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1955 - Leah Ward Sears, German-American lawyer and jurist

Births65 years ago

1956 - Blair Chapman, Canadian ice hockey player

Births64 years ago

1956 - Sal Paolantonio, American lieutenant and journalist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Ron Areshenkoff, Canadian ice hockey player

Births63 years ago

1957 - Roy Cooper, American lawyer and politician, 75th Governor of North Carolina

Births63 years ago

1957 - Bruce Flowers, American basketball player

Births63 years ago

1957 - Andrzej Morozowski, Polish journalist and author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Dicky Thompson, American golfer

Births63 years ago

1959 - Boyko Borissov, Bulgarian footballer and politician, 50th Prime Minister of Bulgaria

Births61 years ago

1959 - Maurice G. Dantec, French-born Canadian science fiction writer (d. 2016)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Steve Georganas, Australian politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Klaus Iohannis, Romanian educator and politician, 5th President of Romania

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jacques Rougeau, Canadian wrestler

Births60 years ago

1961 - Anders Järryd, Swedish tennis player

Births59 years ago

1962 - Davey Hamilton, American race car driver

Births58 years ago

1962 - Glenn Michibata, Canadian-American tennis player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ally Sheedy, American actress and author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Hannah Storm, American journalist and author

Births58 years ago

1963 - Bettina Bunge, Swiss-German tennis player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Sarah Connolly, English soprano and actress

Births57 years ago

1963 - Audrey Niffenegger, American author and academic

Births57 years ago

1964 - Christian Wilhelm Berger, Romanian organist, composer, and educator

Births56 years ago

1964 - Kathy Burke, English actress, director, and playwright

Births56 years ago

1964 - Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, Government of India, Politician

Births56 years ago

1965 - Vassilis Karapialis, Greek footballer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Lukas Ligeti, Austrian-American drummer and composer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Maninder Singh, Indian cricketer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Henry Bond, English photographer and curator

Births54 years ago

1966 - Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Naoki Hattori, Japanese race car driver

Births54 years ago

1967 - Taşkın Aksoy, German-Turkish footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1968 - Fabio Baldato, Italian cyclist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Peter DeBoer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Darren Dreger, Canadian sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - David Gray, English-Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Tim Leveque, Canadian ice hockey player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Denise Pearson, English singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Marcel Theroux, Ugandan-English journalist and author

Births52 years ago

1969 - Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Spanish actress, director, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Virginie Despentes, French author, screenwriter, and director

Births51 years ago

1969 - Laura Kightlinger, American actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian shot putter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Søren Rasted, Danish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Rivers Cuomo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Chris Cairns, New Zealand cricketer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Nóra Köves, Hungarian tennis player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Natalie MacMaster, Canadian fiddler

Births48 years ago

1972 - Marek Jerzy Minakowski, Polish philosopher, historian, genealogist

Births48 years ago

1973 - Sam Adams, American football player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Tanner Foust, American race car driver and television host

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mattias Hellberg, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Stuart Karppinen, Australian cricketer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ville Laihiala, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1974 - Valeri Bure, Russian-American ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Ante Covic, Australian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jeff Davis, American screenwriter and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jennifer Nicole Lee, American model, actress, and author

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jaan Pehk, Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Riccardo Scimeca, English footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Kym Marsh, English singer-songwriter and actress

Births44 years ago

1977 - Romain Mesnil, French pole vaulter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Earthwind Moreland, American football player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Ethan Embry, American actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Esther Anderson, Australian actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Nila Håkedal, Norwegian volleyball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Miguel Pate, American long jumper

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ryan Pickett, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births41 years ago

1980 - Florent Malouda, French footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Diego Mendieta, Paraguayan footballer (d. 2012)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jamario Moon, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Juan Carlos Navarro, Spanish basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Darius Vassell, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Markus Winkelhock, German racing driver

Births40 years ago

1981 - Chris Evans, American actor and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Blake Judd, American actor, director, and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - David Madden, founder and executive director of both the National History Bee and the National History Bowl who was a 19-day champion on Jeopardy!.

Births39 years ago

1981 - Radim Vrbata, Czech ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian runner

Births38 years ago

1982 - Krzysztof Bosak, Polish politician

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nate Jones, American football player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Steve Novak, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jason Spezza, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Rachel Taylor, Welsh rugby union player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Nery Castillo, Mexican-Uruguayan footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kaori Icho, Japanese wrestler

Births36 years ago

1984 - Antje Möldner-Schmidt, German runner

Births36 years ago

1985 - Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Silvio Bankert, German footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Pedro Strop, Dominican baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Kat Dennings, American actress and comedian

Births34 years ago

1986 - Keisuke Honda, Japanese footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jonathan Lucroy, American baseball catcher

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ashley Olsen, American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mary-Kate Olsen, American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman

Births34 years ago

1986 - DJ Snake, French DJ and record producer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lea Verou, Greek computer scientist and author

Births34 years ago

1986 - Måns Zelmerlöw, Swedish singer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Marko Grgić, Croatian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Gabe Carimi, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Reece Noi, British Actor

Births32 years ago

1988 - Cody Walker, American actor

Births32 years ago

1989 - Ben Barba, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - James Calado, English racing driver

Births31 years ago

1989 - Ryan McDonagh, American ice hockey defenseman

Births31 years ago

1989 - Daniel Mortimer, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Andreas Samaris, Greek footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Tommy Searle, English motocross racer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Hassan Whiteside, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Erica Wiebe, Canadian wrestler

Births31 years ago

1990 - James McCann, American baseball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Nicole Riner, Swiss tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Aaron Taylor-Johnson, English actor

Births30 years ago

1991 - Will Claye, American jumper

Births29 years ago

1991 - Ryan Mason, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Semi Radradra, Fijian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Simona Senoner, Italian ski jumper (d. 2011)

Births27 years ago

1993 - Denis Ten, Kazakhstani figure skater (d. 2018)

Births27 years ago

1995 - Emily Fanning, New Zealand tennis player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Laura Ucrós, Colombian tennis player

Births25 years ago

2000 - Penny Oleksiak, Canadian swimmer

Births20 years ago

Deaths

220 - Xiahou Dun, Chinese general

Deaths

976 - Mansur I, Samanid emir

Deaths

995 - Fujiwara no Michikane, Japanese nobleman (b. 961)

Deaths

1036 - Ali az-Zahir, Fatimid caliph (b. 1005)

Deaths984 years ago

1231 - Anthony of Padua, Portuguese priest and saint (b. 1195)

Deaths789 years ago

1256 - Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)

Deaths764 years ago

1348 - Juan Manuel, Spanish prince (b. 1282)

Deaths672 years ago

1432 - Uko Fockena, Frisian chieftain (b. c. 1408)

Deaths588 years ago

1550 - Veronica Gambara, Italian poet (b. 1485)

Deaths470 years ago

1636 - George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, Scottish politician (b. 1562)

Deaths384 years ago

1645 - Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese samurai (b. 1584)

Deaths375 years ago

1661 - Henry Carey, 2nd Earl of Monmouth, English politician (b. 1595)

Deaths359 years ago

1665 - Egbert Bartholomeusz Kortenaer, Dutch admiral (b. 1604)

Deaths355 years ago

1784 - Henry Middleton, American farmer and politician, 2nd President of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)

Deaths236 years ago

1846 - Jean-Baptiste Benoît Eyriès, French geographer and author (b. 1767)

Deaths174 years ago

1861 - Henry Gray, English anatomist and surgeon (b. 1827)

Deaths159 years ago

1881 - Joseph Škoda, Czech physician and dermatologist (b. 1805)

Deaths139 years ago

1886 - Ludwig II, king of Bavaria (b. 1845)

Deaths134 years ago

1894 - John Cox Bray, Australian politician, 15th Premier of South Australia (b. 1842)

Deaths126 years ago

1898 - Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)

Deaths122 years ago

1904 - Nikiforos Lytras, Greek painter and educator (b. 1832)

Deaths116 years ago

1917 - Louis-Philippe Hébert, Canadian sculptor (b. 1850)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - Michael Alexandrovich, Russian Grand Duke (b. 1878)

Deaths102 years ago

1930 - Henry Segrave, American-English racing driver (b. 1896)

Deaths90 years ago

1931 - Kitasato Shibasaburō, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1851)

Deaths89 years ago

1939 - Arthur Coningham, Australian cricketer (b. 1863)

Deaths81 years ago

1943 - Kočo Racin, Macedonian author and activist (b. 1908)

Deaths77 years ago

1948 - Osamu Dazai, Japanese author (b. 1909)

Deaths72 years ago

1951 - Ben Chifley, Australian engineer and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)

Deaths69 years ago

1957 - Irving Baxter, American high jumper and pole vaulter (b. 1876)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Edwin Keppel Bennett, English poet and academic (b. 1887)

Deaths62 years ago

1965 - Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli philosopher and theologian (b. 1878)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 - David Drummond, Australian farmer and politician (b. 1890)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - Pralhad Keshav Atre, Indian journalist, director, and producer (b. 1898)

Deaths51 years ago

1972 - Georg von Békésy, Hungarian biophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German spy (b. 1891)

Deaths48 years ago

1979 - Demetrio Stratos, Egyptian-Italian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1945)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and activist (b. 1942)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Olivério Pinto, Brazilian zoologist and physician (b. 1896)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - António Variações, Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1944)

Deaths36 years ago

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

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Fran Allison, American television personality and puppeteer (b. 1907)

Deaths31 years ago

1993 - Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Deke Slayton, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1924)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Nadia Gray, Romanian-French actress (b. 1923)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - Nguyen Manh Tuong, Vietnamese lawyer and academic (b. 1909)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Alfred Gerrard, English sculptor and academic (b. 1899)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Birger Ruud, Norwegian ski jumper (b. 1911)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Reg Smythe, English cartoonist (b. 1917)

Deaths22 years ago

2002 - John Hope, American navigator and meteorologist (b. 1919)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Maia Wojciechowska, Polish-American author (b. 1927)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Malik Meraj Khalid, Pakistani lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ralph Wiley, American journalist and author (b. 1952)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese academic and politician (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - David Diamond, American pianist and composer (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Charles Haughey, Irish lawyer and politician, 7th Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1925)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Walid Eido, Lebanese judge and politician (b. 1942)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Tim Russert, American journalist and lawyer (b. 1950)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Fathi Yakan, Lebanese scholar and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Jimmy Dean, American singer and businessman, founded Jimmy Dean Foods (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Sam Beddingfield, American pilot and engineer (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Graeme Bell, Australian pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1914)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Roger Garaudy, French philosopher and author (b. 1913)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jože Humer, Slovenian composer and translator (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mehdi Hassan, Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer for Lollywood (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - David Deutsch, American businessman, founded Deutsch Inc. (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sam Most, American flute player and saxophonist (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Albert White Hat, American educator and activist (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Mahdi Elmandjra, Moroccan economist and sociologist (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gyula Grosics, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jim Keays, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Chuck Noll, American football player and coach (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Robert Peters, American poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Buddy Boudreaux, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1917)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Sergio Renán, Argentinian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mike Shrimpton, New Zealand cricketer and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

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