Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Icelandic National Day, celebrates the independence of Iceland from Kingdom of Denmark in 1944.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Remembrance to East German uprising of 1953, public holiday in West Germany between 1954 and 1990 (today German Unity Day) is the public holiday day)

Holidays and observances

Events

653 - Pope Martin I is arrested in the Lateran Palace before being taken to Constantinople and tried for high treason.

Events

1242 - Following the Disputation of Paris, twenty-four carriage loads of Jewish religious manuscripts were burnt in Paris.

Events778 years ago

1397 - The Kalmar Union is formed under the rule of Margaret I of Denmark.

Events623 years ago
Events558 years ago

1497 - Battle of Deptford Bridge: Forces under King Henry VII defeat troops led by Michael An Gof.

Events523 years ago
Events455 years ago

1579 - Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.

Events441 years ago

1596 - The Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz discovers the Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen.

Events424 years ago

1631 - Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.

Events389 years ago

1665 - Battle of Montes Claros: Portugal definitively secured independence from Spain in the last battle of the Portuguese Restoration War.

Events355 years ago

1673 - French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet reach the Mississippi River and become the first Europeans to make a detailed account of its course.

Events347 years ago

1767 - Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.

Events253 years ago
Events247 years ago

1775 - American Revolutionary War: Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Events245 years ago

1789 - In France, the Third Estate declares itself the National Assembly.

Events231 years ago

1794 - Foundation of Anglo-Corsican Kingdom.

Events226 years ago

1795 - The burghers of Swellendam expel the Dutch East India Company magistrate and declare a republic.

Events225 years ago

1839 - In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace are established as a result.

Events181 years ago

1843 - The Wairau Affray, the first serious clash of arms between Māori and British settlers in the New Zealand Wars, takes place.

Events177 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Campaign.

Events157 years ago

1876 - American Indian Wars: Battle of the Rosebud: One thousand five hundred Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory.

Events144 years ago
Events143 years ago
Events135 years ago

1898 - The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.

Events122 years ago
Events120 years ago

1901 - The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.

Events119 years ago

1910 - Aurel Vlaicu pilots an A. Vlaicu nr. 1 on its first flight.

Events110 years ago

1929 - The town of Murchison, New Zealand Is rocked by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killing 17. At the time it was New Zealand's worst natural disaster.

Events91 years ago

1930 - U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act into law.

Events90 years ago

1932 - Bonus Army: Around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.

Events88 years ago

1933 - Union Station massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.

Events87 years ago

1939 - Last public guillotining in France: Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is executed in Versailles outside the Saint-Pierre prison.

Events81 years ago

1940 - World War II: RMS Lancastria is attacked and sunk by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France. At least 3,000 are killed in Britain's worst maritime disaster.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: The British Army's 11th Hussars assault and take Fort Capuzzo in Libya, Africa from Italian forces.

Events80 years ago

1940 - The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania fall under the occupation of the Soviet Union.

Events80 years ago

1944 - Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic.

Events76 years ago

1948 - A Douglas DC-6 carrying United Airlines Flight 624 crashes near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, killing all 43 people on board.

Events72 years ago

1953 - Cold War: East Germany Workers Uprising: In East Germany, the Soviet Union orders a division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion.

Events67 years ago

1958 - The Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, in the process of being built to connect Vancouver and North Vancouver (Canada), collapses into the Burrard Inlet killing many of the ironworkers and injuring others.

Events62 years ago

1960 - The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for 7 million acres (28,000 km) of land undervalued at four cents/acre in the 1863 treaty.

Events60 years ago

1963 - The United States Supreme Court rules 8–1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against requiring the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools.

Events57 years ago

1963 - A day after South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm announced the Joint Communiqué to end the Buddhist crisis, a riot involving around 2,000 people breaks out. One person is killed.

Events57 years ago

1967 - Nuclear weapons testing: The People's Republic of China announces a successful test of its first thermonuclear weapon.

Events53 years ago

1972 - Watergate scandal: Five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition.

Events48 years ago

1985 - Space Shuttle program: STS-51-G mission: Space Shuttle Discovery launches carrying Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a payload specialist.

Events35 years ago

1987 - With the death of the last individual of the species, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.

Events33 years ago

1991 - Apartheid: The South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act which required racial classification of all South Africans at birth.

Events29 years ago

1992 - A "joint understanding" agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).

Events28 years ago

1994 - Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O. J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Events26 years ago
Events5 years ago

2017 - A series of wildfires in central Portugal kill at least 64 people and injure 204 others.

Events3 years ago

Births

801 - Drogo of Metz, Frankish bishop (d. 855)

Births

1239 - Edward I, English king (d. 1307)

Births781 years ago

1530 - François de Montmorency, French nobleman (d. 1579)

Births490 years ago

1571 - Thomas Mun, English writer on economics (d. 1641)

Births449 years ago

1603 - Joseph of Cupertino, Italian mystic and saint (d. 1663)

Births417 years ago

1604 - John Maurice, Dutch nobleman (d. 1679)

Births416 years ago

1610 - Birgitte Thott, Danish scholar, writer and translator (b. 1662)

Births410 years ago

1631 - Gauharara Begum, Mughal princess (d. 1706)

Births389 years ago

1682 - Charles XII, Swedish king (d. 1718)

Births338 years ago

1691 - Giovanni Paolo Panini, Italian painter and architect (d. 1765)

Births329 years ago

1693 - Johann Georg Walch, German theologian and author (d. 1775)

Births327 years ago

1704 - John Kay, English engineer, invented the Flying shuttle (d. 1780)

Births316 years ago

1714 - César-François Cassini de Thury, French astronomer and cartographer (d. 1784)

Births306 years ago

1718 - George Howard, English field marshal and politician, Governor of Minorca (d. 1796)

Births302 years ago

1778 - Gregory Blaxland, English-Australian explorer (d. 1853)

Births242 years ago

1800 - William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, English-Irish astronomer and politician (d. 1867)

Births220 years ago

1808 - Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet, playwright, and linguist (d. 1845)

Births212 years ago

1810 - Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator (d. 1876)

Births210 years ago

1811 - Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic scholar and politician (d. 1879)

Births209 years ago

1818 - Charles Gounod, French composer and academic (d. 1893)

Births202 years ago

1818 - Sophie of Württemberg, queen of the Netherlands (d. 1877)

Births202 years ago

1821 - E. G. Squier, American archaeologist and journalist (d. 1888)

Births199 years ago

1832 - William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (d. 1919)

Births188 years ago

1833 - Manuel González Flores, Mexican general and president, 1880-1884 (d. 1893)

Births187 years ago

1858 - Eben Sumner Draper, American businessman and politician, 44th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1914)

Births162 years ago

1861 - Pete Browning, American baseball player (d. 1905)

Births159 years ago

1861 - Omar Bundy, American general (d. 1940)

Births159 years ago

1863 - Charles Michael, duke of Mecklenburg (d. 1934)

Births157 years ago

1865 - Susan La Flesche Picotte, Native American physician (d. 1915)

Births155 years ago

1867 - Flora Finch, English-American actress (d. 1940)

Births153 years ago

1867 - John Robert Gregg, Irish-born American educator, publisher, and humanitarian (d. 1948)

Births153 years ago

1867 - Henry Lawson, Australian poet and author (d. 1922)

Births153 years ago

1871 - James Weldon Johnson, American author, journalist, and activist (d. 1938)

Births149 years ago

1876 - William Carr, American rower (d. 1942)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Edward Anthony Spitzka, American anatomist and author (d. 1922)

Births144 years ago

1880 - Carl Van Vechten, American author and photographer (d. 1964)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer and promoter (d. 1955)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Igor Stravinsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1971)

Births138 years ago

1888 - Heinz Guderian, German general (d. 1954)

Births132 years ago

1897 - Maria Izilda de Castro Ribeiro, Brazilian girl, popular saint (d. 1911)

Births123 years ago

1898 - M. C. Escher, Dutch illustrator (d. 1972)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Carl Hermann, German physicist and academic (d. 1961)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Harry Patch, English soldier and firefighter (d. 2009)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Martin Bormann, German politician (d. 1945)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Evelyn Irons, Scottish journalist and war correspondent (d. 2000)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Sammy Fain, American pianist and composer (d. 1989)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Ruth Graves Wakefield, American chef, created the chocolate chip cookie (d. 1977)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Ralph Bellamy, American actor (d. 1991)

Births116 years ago

1904 - J. Vernon McGee, American pastor and theologian (d. 1988)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Patrice Tardif, Canadian farmer and politician (d. 1989)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Maurice Cloche, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1990)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Elmer L. Andersen, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Minnesota (d. 2004)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Ralph E. Winters, Canadian-American film editor (d. 2004)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Red Foley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1968)

Births110 years ago

1910 - George Hees, Canadian football player and politician (d. 1996)

Births110 years ago

1914 - John Hersey, American journalist and author (d. 1993)

Births106 years ago

1915 - David "Stringbean" Akeman, American singer and banjo player (d. 1973)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Marcel Cadieux, Canadian civil servant and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States (d. 1981)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Terry Gilkyson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)

Births104 years ago

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

Births103 years ago

1918 - Ajahn Chah, Thai monk and educator (d. 1992)

Births102 years ago

1919 - William Kaye Estes, American psychologist and academic (d. 2011)

Births101 years ago

1919 - John Moffat, Scottish lieutenant and pilot (d. 2016)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Beryl Reid, English actress (d. 1996)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Jacob H. Gilbert, American lawyer and politician (d. 1981)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Setsuko Hara, Japanese actress (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1920 - François Jacob, French biologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Peter Le Cheminant, English air marshal and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey (d. 2018)

Births100 years ago

1922 - John Amis, English journalist and critic (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Elroy Hirsch, American football player (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Arnold S. Relman, American physician and academic (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Dale C. Thomson, Canadian historian and academic (d. 1999)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Alexander Shulgin, American pharmacologist and chemist (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor (d. 2019)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Wally Wood, American author, illustrator, and publisher (d. 1981)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Juan María Bordaberry, President of Uruguay (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Bud Collins, American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Tigran Petrosian, Armenian chess player (d. 1984)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Cliff Gallup, American rock & roll guitarist (d. 1988)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Brian Statham, English cricketer (d. 2000)

Births90 years ago

1931 - John Baldessari, American painter and illustrator (d. 2020)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Derek Ibbotson, English runner (d. 2017)

Births88 years ago

1932 - John Murtha, American colonel and politician (d. 2010)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Harry Browne, American soldier and politician (d. 2006)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Christian Ferras, French violinist (d. 1982)

Births87 years ago

1936 - Vern Harper, Canadian tribal leader and activist (d. 2018)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Ken Loach, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births84 years ago

1937 - Peter Fitzgerald, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ted Nelson, American sociologist and philosopher

Births83 years ago

1937 - Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian fashion designer, television presenter and politician (d. 2009)

Births83 years ago

1940 - George Akerlof, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births80 years ago

1940 - Bobby Bell, American football player

Births80 years ago

1940 - Chuck Rainey, American bassist

Births80 years ago

1941 - Nicholas C. Handy, English chemist and academic (d. 2012)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian politician, Vice President of Egypt, Nobel Prize laureate

Births78 years ago

1942 - Doğu Perinçek, Turkish lawyer and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Roger Steffens, American actor and producer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Newt Gingrich, American historian and politician, 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Births77 years ago

1943 - Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Chantal Mouffe, Belgian theorist and author

Births77 years ago

1943 - Burt Rutan, American engineer and pilot

Births77 years ago

1944 - Randy Johnson, American football player (d. 2009)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Chris Spedding, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Tommy Franks, American general

Births75 years ago

1945 - Ken Livingstone, English politician, 1st Mayor of London

Births75 years ago

1945 - Eddy Merckx, Belgian cyclist and sportscaster

Births75 years ago

1945 - Art Bell, American broadcaster and author, founder and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM (d. 2018)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Peter Rosei, Austrian author, poet, and playwright

Births74 years ago

1947 - Christopher Allport, American actor (d. 2008)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Timothy Wright, American gospel singer, pastor (d. 2009)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Linda Chavez, American journalist and author

Births73 years ago

1947 - George S. Clinton, American composer and songwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gregg Rolie, American rock singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births73 years ago

1947 - Paul Young, English singer-songwriter (d. 2000)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Dave Concepción, Venezuelan baseball player and manager

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jacqueline Jones, American historian and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player and politician (d. 1992)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Karol Sikora, English physician and academic

Births72 years ago

1949 - Snakefinger, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1987)

Births71 years ago

1949 - John Craven, English economist and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 - Russell Smith, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Lee Tamahori, New Zealand film director

Births70 years ago

1951 - Starhawk, American author and activist

Births69 years ago

1951 - John Garrett, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births69 years ago

1951 - Joe Piscopo, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter

Births69 years ago

1952 - Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births68 years ago
Births68 years ago

1953 - Vernon Coaker, English educator and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Births67 years ago

1953 - Juan Munoz, Spanish sculptor and storyteller (d. 2001)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Mark Linn-Baker, American actor and director

Births66 years ago

1955 - Mati Laur, Estonian historian, author, and academic

Births65 years ago

1955 - Bob Sauvé, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births65 years ago

1955 - Cem Hakko, Turkish fashion designer and businessman

Births65 years ago

1956 - Iain Milne, Scottish rugby player

Births64 years ago

1957 - Philip Chevron, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Martin Dillon, American tenor and educator (d. 2005)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Uģis Prauliņš, Latvian composer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Pierre Berbizier, French rugby player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jello Biafra, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Bobby Farrelly, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Sam Hamad, Syrian-Canadian academic and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jon Leibowitz, American lawyer and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Daniel McVicar, American actor

Births62 years ago

1959 - Carol Anderson, American author and historian

Births61 years ago

1959 - Lawrence Haddad, South African-English economist and academic

Births61 years ago

1959 - Nikos Stavropoulos, Greek basketball player and coach

Births61 years ago

1960 - Adrián Campos, Spanish race car driver

Births60 years ago

1960 - Thomas Haden Church, American actor

Births60 years ago

1961 - Kōichi Yamadera, Japanese actor and singer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Michael Monroe, Finnish singer-songwriter and saxophonist

Births58 years ago

1963 - Greg Kinnear, American actor, television presenter, and producer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Rinaldo Capello, Italian race car driver

Births56 years ago

1964 - Michael Gross, German swimmer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Steve Rhodes, English cricketer and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Dermontti Dawson, American football player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Dan Jansen, American speed skater and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - Dara O'Kearney, Irish runner and poker player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Mohammed Ghazy Al-Akhras, Iraqi journalist and author

Births54 years ago

1966 - Tory Burch, American fashion designer and philanthropist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Ken Clark, American football player (d. 2013)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Diane Modahl, English runner

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jason Patric, American actor

Births54 years ago

1967 - Dorothea Röschmann, German soprano and actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Eric Stefani, American keyboard player and composer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Steve Georgallis, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Minoru Suzuki, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

Births52 years ago

1969 - Paul Tergat, Kenyan runner

Births51 years ago

1969 - Geoff Toovey, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ilya Tsymbalar, Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager (d. 2013)

Births51 years ago

1970 - Stéphane Fiset, Canadian ice hockey player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Will Forte, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jason Hanson, American football player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Popeye Jones, American basketball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Michael Showalter, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Alan Dowson, English football manager and former professional player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Paulina Rubio, Mexican pop singer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mildred Fox, Irish politician

Births49 years ago

1973 - Leander Paes, Indian tennis player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Joshua Leonard, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Juan Carlos Valerón, Spanish footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Phiyada Akkraseranee, Thai actress and model

Births45 years ago

1976 - Scott Adkins, English actor and martial artist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sven Nys, Belgian cyclist

Births44 years ago

1977 - Tjaša Jezernik, Slovenian tennis player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Mark Tauscher, American football player and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1978 - Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Travis Roche, Canadian ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Nick Rimando, American soccer player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tyson Apostol, American television personality

Births41 years ago

1979 - Young Maylay, American rapper, producer, and voice actor

Births41 years ago

1980 - Elisa Rigaudo, Italian race walker

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jeph Jacques, American author and illustrator

Births40 years ago

1980 - Venus Williams, American tennis player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Kyle Boller, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Shane Watson, Australian cricketer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Marek Svatoš, Slovak ice hockey player (d. 2016)

Births38 years ago

1982 - Stanislava Hrozenská, Slovak tennis player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Stefan Hodgetts, English racing driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Arthur Darvill, English actor

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jodie Whittaker, English actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Lee Ryan, English singer/actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - Vlasis Kazakis, Greek footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Michael Mathieu, Bahamian sprinter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Si Tianfeng, Chinese race walker

Births36 years ago

1985 - Özge Akın, Turkish sprinter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Apoula Edel, Armenian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Helen Glover, English rower

Births34 years ago

1987 - Kendrick Lamar, American rapper

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nozomi Tsuji, Japanese singer and actress

Births33 years ago

1988 - Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Shaun MacDonald, Welsh footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Georgios Tofas, Cypriot footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Simone Battle, American singer and actress (d. 2014)

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jordan Henderson, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Josh Mansour, Australian rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Daniel Tupou, Australian-Tongan rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Ryan Allsop, English footballer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Amari Cooper, American football player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Clément Lenglet, French footballer

Births25 years ago

Deaths

656 - Uthman, caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate (b. 579)

Deaths

676 - Adeodatus, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

811 - Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, Japanese shōgun (b. 758)

Deaths

850 - Tachibana no Kachiko, Japanese empress (b. 786)

Deaths

900 - Fulk, French archbishop and chancellor

Deaths

1025 - Bolesław I the Brave, Polish king (b. 967)

Deaths995 years ago

1091 - Dirk V, count of Holland (b. 1052)

Deaths929 years ago

1207 - Daoji, Chinese buddhist monk (b. 1130)

Deaths813 years ago

1361 - Ingeborg of Norway, princess consort and regent of Sweden (b. 1301)

Deaths659 years ago

1400 - Jan of Jenštejn, archbishop of Prague (b. 1348)

Deaths620 years ago

1463 - Catherine of Portugal, Portuguese princess (b. 1436)

Deaths557 years ago

1501 - John I Albert, Polish king (b. 1459)

Deaths519 years ago

1565 - Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese shōgun (b. 1536)

Deaths455 years ago

1631 - Mumtaz Mahal, Mughal princess (b. 1593)

Deaths389 years ago

1649 - Injo of Joseon, Korean king (b. 1595)

Deaths371 years ago

1674 - Jijabai, Dowager Queen, mother of Shivaji (b. 1598)

Deaths346 years ago

1694 - Philip Howard, English cardinal (b. 1629)

Deaths326 years ago

1696 - John III Sobieski, Polish king (b. 1629)

Deaths324 years ago

1719 - Joseph Addison, English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician (b. 1672)

Deaths301 years ago

1734 - Claude Louis Hector de Villars, French general and politician, French Secretary of State for War (b. 1653)

Deaths286 years ago
Deaths280 years ago

1762 - Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French poet and playwright (b. 1674)

Deaths258 years ago

1771 - Daskalogiannis, Greek rebel leader (b. 1722)

Deaths249 years ago

1775 - John Pitcairn, Scottish-English soldier (b. 1722)

Deaths245 years ago

1797 - Mohammad Khan Qajar, Persian tribal chief (b. 1742)

Deaths223 years ago

1813 - Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, Scottish-English admiral and politician (b. 1726)

Deaths207 years ago

1821 - Martín Miguel de Güemes, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1785)

Deaths199 years ago

1839 - Lord William Bentinck, English general and politician, 14th Governor-General of India (b. 1774)

Deaths181 years ago

1866 - Joseph Méry, French poet and author (b. 1798)

Deaths154 years ago

1889 - Lozen, Chiracaua Apache warrior woman (b. ~1840)

Deaths131 years ago

1898 - Edward Burne-Jones, English soldier and painter (b. 1833)

Deaths122 years ago

1904 - Nikolay Bobrikov, Russian soldier and politician, Governor-General of Finland (b. 1839)

Deaths116 years ago

1936 - Julius Seljamaa, Estonian journalist, politician, and diplomat, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)

Deaths84 years ago

1939 - Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1893)

Deaths81 years ago

1939 - Eugen Weidmann, German criminal (b. 1908)

Deaths81 years ago

1940 - Arthur Harden, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Johan Wagenaar, Dutch organist and composer (b. 1862)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1853)

Deaths78 years ago

1952 - Jack Parsons, American chemist and engineer (b. 1914)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Danny Cedrone, American guitarist and bandleader (b. 1920)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Percival Perry, 1st Baron Perry, English businessman (b. 1878)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Paul Rostock, German surgeon and academic (b. 1892)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (b. 1926)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Dorothy Richardson, English journalist and author (b. 1873)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - J. R. Williams, Canadian-American cartoonist (b. 1888)

Deaths63 years ago

1961 - Jeff Chandler, American actor (b. 1918)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Aleksander Kesküla, Estonian politician (b. 1882)

Deaths57 years ago

1968 - José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1901)

Deaths52 years ago

1974 - Refik Koraltan, Turkish lawyer and politician, 8th Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (b. 1889)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - James Phinney Baxter III, American historian and academic (b. 1893)

Deaths45 years ago

1979 - Hubert Ashton, English cricketer and politician (b. 1898)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Duffy Lewis, American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Richard O'Connor, Indian-English general (b. 1889)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Zerna Sharp, American author and educator (b. 1889)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (b. 1920)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Peter Mennin, American composer and educator (b. 1923)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - John Boulting, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1913)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Kate Smith, American singer (b. 1907)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Dick Howser, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1936)

Deaths33 years ago

1996 - Thomas Kuhn, American historian and philosopher (b. 1922)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Curt Swan, American illustrator (b. 1920)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Basil Hume, English cardinal (b. 1923)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Ismail Mahomed, South African lawyer and jurist, 17th Chief Justice of South Africa (b. 1931)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Donald J. Cram, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Thomas Winning, Scottish cardinal (b. 1925)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Willie Davenport, American sprinter and hurdler (b. 1943)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Fritz Walter, German footballer (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Bussunda, Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Gianfranco Ferré, Italian fashion designer (b. 1944)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Serena Wilson, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (b. 1922)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Ralf Dahrendorf, German-English sociologist and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Darrell Powers, American sergeant (b. 1923)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Rex Mossop, Australian rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1928)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Stéphane Brosse, French mountaineer (b. 1971)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Patricia Brown, American baseball player (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Nathan Divinsky, Canadian mathematician and chess player (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Rodney King, American victim of police brutality (b. 1965)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Fauzia Wahab, Pakistani actress and politician (b. 1956)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Michael Baigent, New Zealand-English theorist and author (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Atiqul Haque Chowdhury, Bangladeshi playwright and producer (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pierre F. Côté, Canadian lawyer and civil servant (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bulbs Ehlers, American basketball player (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - James Holshouser, American politician, 68th Governor of North Carolina (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Patsy Byrne, English actress (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Éric Dewailly, Canadian epidemiologist and academic (b. 1954)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Stanley Marsh 3, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Arnold S. Relman, American physician and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Larry Zeidel, Canadian-American ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Ron Clarke, Australian runner and politician, Mayor of the Gold Coast (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - John David Crow, American football player and coach (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Süleyman Demirel, Turkish engineer and politician, 9th President of Turkey (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Roberto M. Levingston, Argentinian general and politician, 36th President of Argentina (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Clementa C. Pinckney, American minister and politician (b. 1973)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Baldwin Lonsdale, president of Vanuatu (b. 1948)

Deaths3 years ago

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