Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while June 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Sunday in June. (United States, and most other countries.)

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

Events

763 BC - Assyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.

Events

844 - Louis II is crowned as king of Italy at Rome by pope Sergius II.

Events

923 - Battle of Soissons: King Robert I of France is killed and King Charles the Simple is arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy.

Events

1184 - King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the Battle of Fimreite.

Events836 years ago

1215 - King John of England puts his seal to Magna Carta.

Events805 years ago

1219 - Northern Crusades: Danish victory at the Battle of Lindanise (modern-day Tallinn) establishes the Danish Duchy of Estonia.

Events801 years ago

1246 - With the death of Frederick II, Duke of Austria, the Babenberg dynasty ends in Austria.

Events774 years ago

1300 - The city of Bilbao is founded.

Events720 years ago

1312 - At the Battle of Rozgony, King Charles I of Hungary wins a decisive victory over the family of Palatine Amade Aba.

Events708 years ago
Events631 years ago

1410 - In a decisive battle at Onon River, the Mongol forces of Oljei Temur were decimated by the Chinese armies of the Yongle Emperor.

Events610 years ago

1502 - Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage.

Events518 years ago
Events500 years ago

1648 - Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Events372 years ago

1667 - The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.

Events353 years ago

1670 - The first stone of Fort Ricasoli is laid down in Malta.

Events350 years ago

1752 - Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown).

Events268 years ago

1776 - Delaware Separation Day: Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania.

Events244 years ago
Events220 years ago
Events216 years ago
Events212 years ago

1836 - Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.

Events184 years ago

1844 - Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.

Events176 years ago

1846 - The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Events174 years ago

1859 - Pig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the "Northwestern Boundary Dispute" between United States and British/Canadian settlers.

Events161 years ago
Events156 years ago

1864 - Arlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acres (0.81 km) of the Arlington estate (formerly owned by Confederate General Robert E. Lee) are officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.

Events156 years ago

1877 - Henry Ossian Flipper becomes the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy.

Events143 years ago

1878 - Eadweard Muybridge takes a series of photographs to prove that all four feet of a horse leave the ground when it runs; the study becomes the basis of motion pictures.

Events142 years ago

1888 - Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II; he will be the last Emperor of the German Empire. Due to the death of his predecessors Wilhelm I and Frederick III, 1888 is the Year of the Three Emperors.

Events132 years ago

1896 - The deadliest tsunami in Japan's history kills more than 22,000 people.

Events124 years ago

1904 - A fire aboard the steamboat SS General Slocum in New York City's East River kills 1,000.

Events116 years ago

1916 - United States President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.

Events104 years ago

1919 - John Alcock and Arthur Brown complete the first nonstop transatlantic flight when they reach Clifden, County Galway, Ireland.

Events101 years ago

1920 - A new border treaty between Germany and Denmark gives northern Schleswig to Denmark.

Events100 years ago

1921 - Bessie Coleman earns her pilot's license, becoming the first female pilot of African-American descent.

Events99 years ago

1934 - The United States Great Smoky Mountains National Park is founded.

Events86 years ago

1936 - First flight of the Vickers Wellington bomber.

Events84 years ago

1937 - A German expedition led by Karl Wien loses sixteen members in an avalanche on Nanga Parbat. It is the worst single disaster to occur on an 8000m peak.

Events83 years ago

1940 - World War II: Operation Ariel begins: Allied troops start to evacuate France, following Germany's takeover of Paris and most of the nation.

Events80 years ago

1944 - World War II: Battle of Saipan: The United States invade Japanese-occupied Saipan.

Events76 years ago

1944 - In the Saskatchewan general election, the CCF, led by Tommy Douglas, is elected and forms the first socialist government in North America.

Events76 years ago

1970 - Charles Manson goes on trial for the Sharon Tate murders.

Events50 years ago

1972 - Red Army Faction co-founder Ulrike Meinhof is captured by police in Langenhagen.

Events48 years ago

1977 - After the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975, the first democratic elections took place in Spain on this day.

Events43 years ago

1978 - King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor.

Events42 years ago

1985 - Rembrandt's painting Danaë is attacked by a man (later judged insane) who throws sulfuric acid on the canvas and cuts it twice with a knife.

Events35 years ago

1991 - In the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo erupts in the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, killing over 800 people.

Events29 years ago

1992 - The United States Supreme Court rules in United States v. Álvarez-Machaín that it is permissible for the United States to forcibly extradite suspects in foreign countries and bring them to the United States for trial, without approval from those other countries.

Events28 years ago
Events26 years ago

1996 - The Troubles: The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) detonates a powerful truck bomb in the middle of Manchester, England, devastating the city centre and injuring 200 people.

Events24 years ago

2001 - Leaders of the People's Republic of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan formed the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

Events19 years ago

2012 - Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to successfully tightrope walk directly over Niagara Falls.

Events8 years ago

2013 - A bomb explodes on a bus in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing at least 25 people and wounding 22 others.

Events7 years ago

Births

1330 - Edward, the Black Prince of England (d. 1376)

Births690 years ago

1423 - Gabriele Sforza, Archbishop of Milan (d. 1457)

Births597 years ago

1479 - Lisa del Giocondo, Italian model, subject of the Mona Lisa (d. 1542)

Births541 years ago
Births501 years ago

1542 - Richard Grenville, English captain and explorer (d. 1591)

Births478 years ago

1549 - Elizabeth Knollys, English noblewoman (d. 1605)

Births471 years ago
Births467 years ago

1605 - Thomas Randolph, English poet and playwright (d. 1635)

Births415 years ago

1618 - François Blondel, French architect (d. 1686)

Births402 years ago

1623 - Cornelis de Witt, Dutch politician (d. 1672)

Births397 years ago

1624 - Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist and philologist (d. 1704)

Births396 years ago

1640 - Bernard Lamy, French mathematician and theologian (d. 1715)

Births380 years ago

1645 - Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin, English politician (d. 1712)

Births375 years ago

1749 - Georg Joseph Vogler, German organist, composer, and theorist (d. 1814)

Births271 years ago

1754 - Juan José Elhuyar, Spanish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1796)

Births266 years ago

1755 - Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist and entomologist (d. 1809)

Births265 years ago

1763 - Franz Danzi, German cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1826)

Births257 years ago

1763 - Kobayashi Issa, Japanese priest and poet (d. 1827)

Births257 years ago

1765 - Martin Baum, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Cincinnati (d. 1831)

Births255 years ago

1765 - Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1831)

Births255 years ago

1767 - Rachel Jackson, American wife of Andrew Jackson (d. 1828)

Births253 years ago

1777 - David Daniel Davis, Welsh physician and academic (d. 1841)

Births243 years ago

1789 - Josiah Henson, American minister, author, and activist (d. 1883)

Births231 years ago

1792 - Thomas Mitchell, Scottish-Australian colonel and explorer (d. 1855)

Births228 years ago

1801 - Benjamin Wright Raymond, American merchant and politician, 3rd Mayor of Chicago (d. 1883)

Births219 years ago

1805 - William B. Ogden, American businessman and politician, 1st Mayor of Chicago (d. 1877)

Births215 years ago

1809 - François-Xavier Garneau, Canadian poet and historian (d. 1866)

Births211 years ago

1835 - Adah Isaacs Menken, American actress, painter, and poet (d. 1868)

Births185 years ago

1843 - Edvard Grieg, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1907)

Births177 years ago

1848 - Gheevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala, Indian bishop and saint (d. 1902)

Births172 years ago

1872 - Thomas William Burgess, English swimmer and water polo player (d. 1950)

Births148 years ago

1875 - Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-Canadian skier (d. 1987)

Births145 years ago

1878 - Margaret Abbott, Indian-American golfer (d. 1955)

Births142 years ago

1881 - Kesago Nakajima, Japanese lieutenant general in the Imperial Japanese Army (d. 1945)

Births139 years ago

1884 - Harry Langdon, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1944)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Frank Clement, British racing driver (d. 1970)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Ramón López Velarde, Mexican poet and author (d. 1921)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Georg Wüst, German oceanographer and academic (d. 1977)

Births130 years ago

1894 - Robert Russell Bennett, American composer and conductor (d. 1981)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Nikolai Chebotaryov, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1947)

Births126 years ago

1898 - Hubertus Strughold, German-American physiologist and academic (d. 1986)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Gotthard Günther, German philosopher and academic (d. 1984)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Otto Luening, German-American composer and conductor (d. 1996)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Elmar Lohk, Russian-Estonian architect (d. 1963)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Erik Erikson, German-American psychologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1994)

Births118 years ago

1906 - Gordon Welchman, English-American mathematician and author (d. 1985)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Léon Degrelle, Belgian SS officer (d. 1994)

Births114 years ago

1907 - James Robertson Justice, English actor and educator (d. 1975)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Elena Nikolaidi, Greek-American soprano and educator (d. 2002)

Births111 years ago

1910 - David Rose, English-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Wilbert Awdry, English author, co-created Thomas the Tank Engine (d. 1997)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Tom Adair, American songwriter, composer, and screenwriter (d. 1988)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Yuri Andropov, Russian politician (d. 1984)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist (d. 1999)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Hilda Terry, American cartoonist (d. 2006)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Nini Theilade, Danish ballet dancer, choreographer, and educator (d. 2018)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Thomas Huckle Weller, American biologist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Olga Erteszek, Polish-American fashion designer (d. 1989)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Horacio Salgán, Argentinian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2016)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Herbert A. Simon, American political scientist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)

Births104 years ago

1917 - John Fenn, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2005)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Lash LaRue, American actor and producer (d. 1996)

Births103 years ago

1918 - François Tombalbaye, Chadian politician, 1st President of Chad (d. 1975)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Keith Andrews, American racing driver (d. 1957)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Alla Kazanskaya, Russian actress (d. 2008)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Sam Sniderman, Canadian businessman, founded Sam the Record Man (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Alberto Sordi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Erroll Garner, American pianist and composer (d. 1977)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Jaki Byard, American pianist and composer (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Erland Josephson, Swedish actor and director (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Ninian Stephen, English-Australian lieutenant, judge, and politician, 20th Governor-General of Australia (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Hédi Fried, Swedish author and psychologist

Births96 years ago

1924 - Ezer Weizman, Israeli general and politician, 7th President of Israel (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Richard Baker, English journalist and author (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Attilâ İlhan, Turkish poet, author, and critic (d. 2005)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Alfred Duraiappah, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (d. 1975)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Ross Andru, American illustrator (d. 1993)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Ibn-e-Insha, Indian-Pakistani poet and author (d. 1978)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Hugo Pratt, Italian author and illustrator (d. 1995)

Births93 years ago

1930 - Miguel Méndez, American author and academic (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Marcel Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Joseph Gilbert, English air marshal

Births89 years ago

1931 - Brian Sewell, English art dealer and critic (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1932 - David Alliance, Baron Alliance, Iranian-English businessman and politician

Births88 years ago

1932 - Mario Cuomo, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of New York (d. 2015)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Zia Fariduddin Dagar, Indian singer (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Bernie Faloney, American-Canadian football player and sportscaster (d. 1999)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Iranian politician, 2nd President of Iran (d. 1981)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Predrag Koraksić Corax, Serbian political caricaturist

Births87 years ago

1934 - Ruby Nash Garnett, American R&B singer (Ruby & the Romantics)

Births86 years ago

1936 - William Levada, American cardinal

Births84 years ago

1937 - Pierre Billon, Swiss-Canadian author and screenwriter

Births83 years ago

1937 - Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Billy Williams, American baseball player and coach

Births82 years ago

1939 - Ward Connerly, American activist and businessman, founded the American Civil Rights Institute

Births81 years ago

1941 - Neal Adams, American illustrator

Births79 years ago

1941 - Harry Nilsson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1994)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Ian Greenberg, Canadian broadcaster, founded Astral Media

Births78 years ago

1942 - John E. McLaughlin, American diplomat

Births78 years ago

1942 - Peter Norman, Australian sprinter (d. 2006)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Johnny Hallyday, French singer and actor (d. 2017)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Danish politician, 38th Prime Minister of Denmark

Births77 years ago

1944 - Robert D. Keppel, American police officer and academic

Births76 years ago

1945 - Miriam Defensor Santiago, Filipino judge and politician (d. 2016)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Robert Sarah, Guinean cardinal

Births75 years ago

1945 - Lawrence Wilkerson, American colonel

Births75 years ago

1946 - Noddy Holder, English rock singer-songwriter, musician, and actor

Births74 years ago

1946 - John Horner, American paleontologist and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Demis Roussos, Egyptian-Greek singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2015)

Births74 years ago

1947 - John Hoagland, American photographer and journalist (d. 1984)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Mike Holmgren, American football player and coach

Births72 years ago

1948 - Alan Huckle, English politician and diplomat, Governor of Anguilla

Births72 years ago

1948 - Henry McLeish, Scottish footballer, academic, and politician, 2nd First Minister of Scotland

Births72 years ago

1949 - Dusty Baker, American baseball player and manager

Births71 years ago

1949 - Simon Callow, English actor and director

Births71 years ago

1949 - Russell Hitchcock, Australian singer-songwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jim Varney, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter (d. 2000)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Uğur Erdener, Turkish ophthalmologist and professor

Births70 years ago

1950 - Juliana Azumah-Mensah, Ghanaian nurse and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Deney Terrio, American choreographer and host of the television musical variety series Dance Fever

Births70 years ago

1950 - Lakshmi Mittal, Indian-English businessman

Births70 years ago

1951 - Jane Amsterdam, American magazine and newspaper editor (Manhattan, inc., New York Post)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Vance A. Larson, American painter (d. 2000)

Births69 years ago

1951 - John Redwood, English politician, Secretary of State for Wales

Births69 years ago

1951 - Steve Walsh, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Kansas)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Satya Pal Jain, Indian lawyer and politician, Additional Solicitor General of India

Births68 years ago

1953 - Vilma Bardauskienė, Lithuanian long jumper

Births67 years ago

1953 - Marc Brickman, American lighting and production designer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Eje Elgh, Swedish race car driver and sportscaster

Births67 years ago

1953 - Xi Jinping, Chinese engineer and politician, General Secretary of the Communist Party and President of China

Births67 years ago

1953 - Raphael Wallfisch, English cellist and educator

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jim Belushi, American actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Terri Gibbs, American country music singer and keyboard player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Paul Rusesabagina, Rwandan humanitarian

Births66 years ago

1954 - Zdeňka Šilhavá, Czech discus thrower and shot putter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (d. 1996)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Polly Draper, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Julie Hagerty, American model and actress

Births65 years ago

1956 - Yevgeny Kiselyov, Russian-Ukrainian journalist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Lance Parrish, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births64 years ago

1957 - Brad Gillis, American guitarist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Stephen Lloyd, Kenyan-English businessman and politician

Births63 years ago

1958 - Wade Boggs, American baseball player

Births62 years ago

1958 - Riccardo Paletti, Italian race car driver (d. 1982)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Alan Brazil, Scottish footballer and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1959 - Eileen Davidson, American model and actress

Births61 years ago

1960 - Michèle Laroque, French actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Marieke van Doorn, Dutch field hockey player and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Dave McAuley, Irish boxer and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1961 - Scott Norton, American wrestler

Births59 years ago

1962 - Brad Armstrong, American wrestler (d. 2012)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chris Morris, English actor, satirist, director, and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Andrea Rost, Hungarian soprano

Births58 years ago

1963 - Marina Azyabina, Russian hurdler

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mario Gosselin, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - Helen Hunt, American actress, director, and producer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Courteney Cox, American actress and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Michael Laudrup, Danish footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1965 - Annelies Bredael, Belgian rower

Births55 years ago

1965 - Karim Massimov, Kazakhstani politician, 7th Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

Births55 years ago

1965 - Adam Smith, American lawyer and politician

Births55 years ago

1966 - Raimonds Vējonis, Latvian politician, 9th President of Latvia

Births54 years ago

1968 - Károly Güttler, Hungarian swimmer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jesse Bélanger, Canadian ice hockey player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ice Cube, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Idalis DeLeón, American singer and actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Nasos Galakteros, Greek basketball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Oliver Kahn, German footballer and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1969 - Maurice Odumbe, Kenyan cricketer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Cédric Pioline, French tennis player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Christian Bauman, American soldier and author

Births50 years ago

1970 - David Bayssari, Australian rugby league player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Gaëlle Méchaly, French soprano

Births50 years ago

1970 - Leah Remini, American actress and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Žan Tabak, Croatian basketball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Christos Myriounis, Greek basketball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jake Busey, American actor, musician, and film producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Justin Leonard, American golfer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Andy Pettitte, American baseball player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Tore Andre Flo, Norwegian footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Neil Patrick Harris, American actor and singer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Pia Miranda, Australian actress

Births47 years ago

1976 - Jiří Ryba, Czech decathlete

Births44 years ago

1977 - Michael Doleac, American basketball player and manager

Births43 years ago

1978 - Wilfred Bouma, Dutch footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Zach Day, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Yulia Nestsiarenka, Belarusian sprinter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Christian Rahn, German footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Charles Zwolsman, Jr., Dutch race car driver

Births41 years ago

1980 - Craig Dietrich, Digital artist, scholar, and educator

Births40 years ago

1980 - David Lyons, Australian rugby player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Billy Martin, American guitarist, songwriter, and illustrator

Births39 years ago

1981 - John Paintsil, Ghanaian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jeremy Reed, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Katie Chapman, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mike Delany, New Zealand rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Julia Fischer, German violinist and pianist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Laura Imbruglia, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Josh McGuire, Canadian fencer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Luke Hodge, Australian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Eva Hrdinová, Czech tennis player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Tim Lincecum, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mauro Rizzo, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Edison Toloza, Colombian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ashley Nicole Black, American comedian, actress, and writer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Nadine Coyle, Irish singer

Births35 years ago

1986 - James Maloney, Australian rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Trevor Plouffe, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ani Mijačika, Croatian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1989 - Víctor Cabedo, Spanish cyclist (d. 2012)

Births31 years ago

1989 - Bryan Clauson, American racing driver (d. 2016)

Births31 years ago

1991 - Emily Harman, American tennis player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Michał Kopczyński, Polish footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Mohamed Salah, Egyptian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Dafne Schippers, Dutch heptathlete and sprinter

Births28 years ago

1993 - Kanna Arihara, Japanese singer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Irfan Hadžić, Bosnian footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Vincent Janssen, Dutch footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Inaki Williams, Basque footballer

Births26 years ago

1996 - Aurora Aksnes, Norwegian singer-songwriter

Births24 years ago

1997 - Madison Kocian, American gymnast

Births23 years ago

Deaths

923 - Robert I of France (b. 866)

Deaths

948 - Romanos I Lekapenos, Byzantine Emperor (b. c. 870)

Deaths

952 - Murong Yanchao, Chinese general

Deaths

960 - Eadburh of Winchester, English princess and saint

Deaths

970 - Adalbert, bishop of Passau

Deaths

991 - Theophanu, Byzantine wife of Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 960)

Deaths

1073 - Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (b. 1034)

Deaths947 years ago

1184 - Magnus Erlingsson, King of Norway (b. 1156)

Deaths836 years ago

1189 - Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general (b. 1159)

Deaths831 years ago
Deaths774 years ago

1337 - Angelo da Clareno, Italian Franciscan and leader of a group of Fraticelli (b. 1247)

Deaths683 years ago

1341 - Andronikos III Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1297)

Deaths679 years ago

1381 - John Cavendish, English lawyer and judge (b. 1346)

Deaths639 years ago

1381 - Wat Tyler, English rebel leader (b. 1341)

Deaths639 years ago

1383 - John VI Kantakouzenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1292)

Deaths637 years ago

1383 - Matthew Kantakouzenos, Byzantine emperor

Deaths637 years ago

1389 - Lazar of Serbia (b. 1329)

Deaths631 years ago

1389 - Murad I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1319)

Deaths631 years ago

1389 - Miloš Obilić, Serbian knight.

Deaths631 years ago
Deaths604 years ago
Deaths553 years ago

1521 - Tamás Bakócz, Hungarian cardinal (b. 1442)

Deaths499 years ago

1614 - Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton, English courtier and politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1540)

Deaths406 years ago

1724 - Henry Sacheverell, English minister and politician (b. 1674)

Deaths296 years ago

1768 - James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (b. 1710)

Deaths252 years ago

1772 - Louis-Claude Daquin, French organist and composer (b. 1694)

Deaths248 years ago

1844 - Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet and academic (b. 1777)

Deaths176 years ago

1849 - James K. Polk, American lawyer and politician, 11th President of the United States (b. 1795)

Deaths171 years ago

1858 - Ary Scheffer, Dutch-French painter and academic (b. 1795)

Deaths162 years ago
Deaths132 years ago

1889 - Mihai Eminescu, Romanian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1850)

Deaths131 years ago

1890 - Unryū Kyūkichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 10th Yokozuna (b. 1822)

Deaths130 years ago

1917 - Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian physicist and academic (b. 1867)

Deaths103 years ago

1934 - Alfred Bruneau, French cellist and composer (b. 1857)

Deaths86 years ago

1938 - Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German painter and illustrator (b. 1880)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist and physician (b. 1873)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Evelyn Underhill, English mystic and author (b. 1875)

Deaths79 years ago
Deaths75 years ago

1961 - Giulio Cabianca, Italian race car driver (b. 1923)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Peyami Safa, Turkish journalist and author (b. 1899)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1877)

Deaths58 years ago

1967 - Tatu Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (b. 1885)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Sam Crawford, American baseball player, coach, and umpire (b. 1880)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Wes Montgomery, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Wendell Meredith Stanley, American biochemist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

Deaths49 years ago

1976 - Jimmy Dykes, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1896)

Deaths44 years ago

1984 - Meredith Willson, American playwright, composer, and conductor (b. 1902)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Andy Stanfield, American sprinter (b. 1927)

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - Maurice Bellemare, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1912)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Ray McAnally, Irish actor (b. 1926)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Happy Chandler, American businessman and politician, 49th Governor of Kentucky (b. 1898)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Arthur Lewis, Saint Lucian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Chuck Menville, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Brett Whiteley, Australian painter (b. 1939)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - John Connally, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 61st United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1917)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - James Hunt, English race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1947)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Manos Hatzidakis, Greek composer and theorist (b. 1925)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - John Vincent Atanasoff, American physicist and inventor, invented the Atanasoff–Berry computer (b. 1903)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Ella Fitzgerald, American singer and actress (b. 1917)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish general and politician (b. 1911)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Dick Murdoch, American wrestler (b. 1946)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Omer Côté, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1906)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Jules Roy, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1907)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Henri Alekan, French cinematographer (b. 1909)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Choi Hong Hi, South Korean general and martial artist, founded Taekwondo (b. 1918)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Hume Cronyn, Canadian-American actor (b. 1911)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ahmet Piriştina, Turkish politician and mayor of İzmir (b. 1952)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Suzanne Flon, French actress (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Raymond Devos, Belgian-French comedian and clown (b. 1922)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Herb Pearson, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1910)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Ray Getliffe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Bill Haast, American herpetologist and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Phillip D. Cagan, American economist and author (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Capitola Dickerson, American pianist and educator (b. 1913)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Barry MacKay, American tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Israel Nogueda Otero, Mexican economist and politician, 10th Governor of Guerrero (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jerry Tubbs, American football player and coach (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Heinz Flohe, German footballer and manager (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - José Froilán González, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dennis O'Rourke, Australian director and producer (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Jacques Bergerac, French actor and businessman (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Casey Kasem, American radio host, producer, and voice actor, co-created American Top 40 (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Daniel Keyes, American short story writer and novelist (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Moise Safra, Brazilian businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Banco Safra (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Kirk Kerkorian, American businessman, founded the Tracinda Corporation (b. 1917)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Lois Duncan, American author (b. 1934)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Matt "Guitar" Murphy, American Blues guitarist (The Blues Brothers) (b. 1929)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film director (b. 1923)

Deaths1 years ago

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