Holidays and observances

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

Waterloo Day (United Kingdom)

Holidays and observances

Events

618 - Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang dynasty rule over China.

Events

656 - Ali becomes Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate.

Events

860 - Byzantine–Rus' War: A fleet of about 200 Rus' vessels sails into the Bosphorus and starts pillaging the suburbs of the Byzantine capital Constantinople.

Events

1053 - Battle of Civitate: Three thousand horsemen of Norman Count Humphrey rout the troops of Pope Leo IX.

Events967 years ago

1178 - Five Canterbury monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon's distance from the Earth (on the order of meters) are a result of this collision.

Events842 years ago

1264 - The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.

Events756 years ago

1265 - A draft Byzantine–Venetian treaty is concluded between Venetian envoys and Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos, but is not ratified by Doge Reniero Zeno.

Events755 years ago

1429 - French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years' War.

Events591 years ago

1633 - Charles I is crowned King of Scots at St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh.

Events387 years ago

1684 - The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court.

Events336 years ago

1757 - Battle of Kolín between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years' War.

Events263 years ago

1778 - American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia.

Events242 years ago

1799 - Action of 18 June 1799: A frigate squadron under Rear-admiral Perrée is captured by the British fleet under Lord Keith.

Events221 years ago

1812 - The United States declaration of war upon the United Kingdom is signed by President James Madison, beginning the War of 1812.

Events208 years ago

1815 - Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.

Events205 years ago

1822 - Constantine Kanaris blows up the Ottoman navy's flagship at Chios, killing the Kapudan Pasha Nasuhzade Ali Pasha.

Events198 years ago

1858 - Lakshmibai (19 November 1828 – 18 June 1858), the queen of the princely state of Jhansi, currently in Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh, India, is known to have tied her adopted son (Damodar Rao) to her back while fighting against British in India with swords at battle ground Kotah-ki-Serai near the Phool Bagh of Gwalior reporting slaughtering 5,000 Indian soldiers, including any Indian "over the age of 16".

Events162 years ago

1858 - Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.

Events162 years ago

1859 - First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.

Events161 years ago

1873 - Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.

Events147 years ago

1887 - The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.

Events133 years ago

1900 - Empress Dowager Cixi of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.

Events120 years ago

1908 - Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru.

Events112 years ago

1908 - The University of the Philippines is established.

Events112 years ago

1923 - Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.

Events97 years ago

1928 - Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).

Events92 years ago

1930 - Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute are held.

Events90 years ago

1935 - Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.

Events85 years ago
Events80 years ago

1940 - The "Finest Hour" speech is delivered by Winston Churchill.

Events80 years ago

1945 - William Joyce ("Lord Haw-Haw") is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.

Events75 years ago

1946 - Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist, calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa.

Events74 years ago

1948 - Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Events72 years ago

1953 - The Egyptian revolution of 1952 ends with the overthrow of the Muhammad Ali dynasty and the declaration of the Republic of Egypt.

Events67 years ago

1953 - A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tachikawa, Japan, killing 129.

Events67 years ago

1954 - Carlos Castillo Armas leads an invasion force across the Guatemalan border, setting in motion the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état.

Events66 years ago

1965 - Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.

Events55 years ago

1972 - Staines air disaster: One hundred eighteen are killed when a BEA H.S. Trident crashes two minutes after take off from London's Heathrow Airport.

Events48 years ago

1979 - SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.

Events41 years ago

1981 - The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, the first operational aircraft initially designed around stealth technology, makes its first flight.

Events39 years ago

1982 - Italian banker Roberto Calvi's body is discovered hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London, England.

Events38 years ago

1983 - Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.

Events37 years ago

1983 - Mona Mahmudnizhad together with nine other Bahá'í women, is sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran over her religious beliefs.

Events37 years ago

1984 - A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984–85 UK miners' strike.

Events36 years ago

1994 - The Troubles: Members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) attack a crowded pub with assault rifles in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. Six Catholic civilians are killed and five wounded. It was crowded with people watching the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Events26 years ago

2006 - The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat-1 is launched.

Events14 years ago
Events13 years ago

2009 - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.

Events11 years ago

2018 - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes northern Osaka.

Events2 years ago

Births

Births751 years ago
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Births688 years ago

1466 - Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (d. 1539)

Births554 years ago

1511 - Bartolomeo Ammannati, Italian architect and sculptor, designed the Ponte Santa Trinita (d. 1592)

Births509 years ago

1517 - Emperor Ōgimachi of Japan (d. 1593)

Births503 years ago
Births499 years ago

1667 - Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal (d. 1750)

Births353 years ago

1673 - Antonio de Literes, Spanish composer (d. 1747)

Births347 years ago

1677 - Antonio Maria Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1726)

Births343 years ago

1716 - Joseph-Marie Vien, French painter and educator (d. 1809)

Births304 years ago

1717 - Johann Stamitz, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1757)

Births303 years ago

1757 - Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian-French pianist and composer (d. 1831)

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Births263 years ago

1799 - William Lassell, English astronomer and merchant (d. 1880)

Births221 years ago

1812 - Ivan Goncharov, Russian journalist and author (d. 1891)

Births208 years ago
Births205 years ago

1816 - Hélène Napoleone Bonaparte, French daughter of Napoleon (d. 1907)

Births204 years ago

1816 - Jung Bahadur Rana, Nepali ruler (d. 1877)

Births204 years ago

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

Births187 years ago

1834 - Auguste-Théodore-Paul de Broglie, French philosopher and academic (d. 1895)

Births186 years ago

1839 - William H. Seward Jr., American general and banker (d. 1920)

Births181 years ago

1845 - Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician and parasitologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1922)

Births175 years ago

1850 - Richard Heuberger, Austrian composer and critic (d. 1914)

Births170 years ago

1854 - E. W. Scripps, American publisher, founded the E. W. Scripps Company (d. 1926)

Births166 years ago

1857 - Henry Clay Folger, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Folger Shakespeare Library (d. 1930)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Andrew Forsyth, Scottish-English mathematician and academic (d. 1942)

Births162 years ago

1858 - Hector Rason, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1927)

Births162 years ago

1863 - George Essex Evans, English-Australian poet and author (d. 1909)

Births157 years ago

1868 - Miklós Horthy, Hungarian admiral and politician, Regent of Hungary (d. 1957)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Édouard Le Roy, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1954)

Births150 years ago

1877 - James Montgomery Flagg, American painter and illustrator (d. 1960)

Births143 years ago

1881 - Zoltán Halmay, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1956)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian compositor and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Bulgaria (d. 1949)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Édouard Daladier, French captain and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1970)

Births136 years ago

1886 - George Mallory, English lieutenant and mountaineer (d. 1924)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist and paleontologist (d. 1978)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Tancrède Labbé, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1956)

Births133 years ago

1896 - Blanche Sweet, American actress (d. 1986)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Martti Marttelin, Finnish runner (d. 1940)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Vlasta Vraz, Czech-American relief worker, editor, and fundraiser (d. 1989)

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Births119 years ago

1901 - Llewellyn Rees, English actor (d. 1994)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Louis Alter, American musician (d. 1980)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Paavo Yrjölä, Finnish decathlete (d. 1980)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (d. 1965)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Raymond Radiguet, French author and poet (d. 1923)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (d. 1991)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Manuel Rosenthal, French conductor and composer (d. 2003)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1982)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Frithjof Schuon, Swiss-American metaphysicist, philosopher, and author (d. 1998)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Bud Collyer, American actor and game show host (d. 1969)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Stanley Knowles, American-Canadian academic and politician (d. 1997)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Nedra Volz, American actress (d. 2003)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Dick Foran, American actor and singer (d. 1979)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Avon Long, American actor and singer (d. 1984)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Ray McKinley, American singer, drummer, and bandleader (d. 1995)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Glenn Morris, American decathlete (d. 1974)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Wilfred Gordon Bigelow, Canadian soldier and surgeon (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Sammy Cahn, American pianist and composer (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Sylvia Porter, American economist and journalist (d. 1991)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Françoise Loranger, Canadian playwright and producer (d. 1995)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Robert Mondavi, American winemaker and philanthropist (d. 2008)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Oswald Teichmüller, German mathematician (d. 1943)

Births107 years ago

1914 - E. G. Marshall, American actor (d. 1998)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Efraín Huerta, Mexican poet (d.1982)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Red Adair, American firefighter (d. 2004)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Robert Kanigher, American author (d. 2002)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Alice T. Schafer, American mathematician (d. 2009)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian lawyer and politician, 25th President of Colombia (d. 2005)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Richard Boone, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1981)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Jack Karnehm, English snooker player and sportscaster (d. 2002)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Erik Ortvad, Danish painter and illustrator (d. 2008)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Alf Francis, West Prussia-born, English motor racing mechanic and racing car constructor (d. 1983)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Jerome Karle, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Franco Modigliani, Italian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Jüri Järvet, Estonian actor and screenwriter (d. 1995)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Ian Carmichael, English actor and singer (d. 2010)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Lode Van Den Bergh, Belgian author and academic

Births100 years ago

1922 - Claude Helffer, French pianist and educator (d. 2004)

Births98 years ago

1924 - George Mikan, American basketball player and coach (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Robert Beadell, American composer and educator (d. 1994)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Philip B. Crosby, American businessman and author (d. 2001)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Allan Sandage, American astronomer and cosmologist (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Tom Wicker, American journalist and author (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Eva Bartok, Hungarian-English actress (d. 1998)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Paul Eddington, English actor (d. 1995)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Michael Blakemore, Australian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births92 years ago

1928 - David T. Lykken, American geneticist and academic (d. 2006)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher

Births91 years ago

1929 - Tibor Rubin, Hungarian-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1931 - Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazilian sociologist, academic, and politician, 34th President of Brazil

Births89 years ago

1932 - Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births88 years ago

1932 - Geoffrey Hill, English poet and academic (d. 2016)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Colin Brumby, Australian composer and conductor (d. 2018)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Tommy Hunt, American singer

Births87 years ago

1934 - Brian Kenny, English general (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 2004)

Births86 years ago

1936 - Denny Hulme, New Zealand race car driver (d. 1992)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Barack Obama Sr., Kenyan economist (d. 1982)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Ronald Venetiaan, Surinamese politician, 6th President of Suriname

Births84 years ago

1937 - Del Harris, American basketball player and coach

Births83 years ago

1937 - Jay Rockefeller, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of West Virginia

Births83 years ago

1937 - Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist, anthropologist and historian (d. 2006)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Vitaly Zholobov, Ukrainian colonel, engineer, and astronaut

Births83 years ago

1938 - Kevin Murray, Australian footballer and coach

Births82 years ago

1939 - Lou Brock, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jean-Claude Germain, Canadian historian, author, and journalist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Brooks Firestone, American businessman and politician

Births81 years ago

1941 - Roger Lemerre, French footballer and manager

Births79 years ago

1941 - Paul Mayersberg, English director and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - Delia Smith, English chef and author

Births79 years ago

1942 - John Bellany, Scottish painter and academic (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Pat Hutchins, English author and illustrator

Births78 years ago

1942 - Thabo Mbeki, South African politician, 23rd President of South Africa

Births78 years ago

1942 - Paul McCartney, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Richard Perry, American record producer

Births78 years ago

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

Births78 years ago

1942 - Nick Tate, Australian actor and director

Births78 years ago

1942 - Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (d. 2004)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Barry Evans, English actor (d. 1997)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Raffaella Carrà, Italian singer, dancer, and actress

Births77 years ago

1944 - Bruce DuMont, American broadcaster and political analyst

Births76 years ago

1944 - Sandy Posey, American pop/country singer

Births76 years ago

1946 - Russell Ash, English journalist and author (d. 2010)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bruiser Brody, American wrestler (d. 1988)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Fabio Capello, Italian footballer and manager

Births74 years ago

1946 - Maria Bethânia, Brazilian singer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Ivonne Coll, Puerto Rican-American model and actress, Miss Puerto Rico 1967

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bernard Giraudeau, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Linda Thorson, Canadian actress

Births73 years ago

1948 - Philip Jackson, English actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Éva Marton, Hungarian soprano and actress

Births72 years ago

1948 - Sherry Turkle, American academic, psychologist, and sociologist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jarosław Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Poland

Births71 years ago

1949 - Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, 4th President of Poland (d. 2010)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican singer-songwriter (d. 1999)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Rod de'Ath, Welsh drummer and producer (d. 2014)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Annelie Ehrhardt, German hurdler

Births70 years ago

1950 - Mike Johanns, American lawyer and politician, 28th United States Secretary of Agriculture

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jackie Leven, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Mohammed Al-Sager, Kuwaiti journalist and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Miriam Flynn, American actress and comedian

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ian Hargreaves, English-Welsh journalist and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Stephen Hopper, Australian botanist and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Gyula Sax, Hungarian chess player (d. 2014)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Tiiu Aro, Estonian physician and politician, Estonian Minister of Social Affairs

Births68 years ago

1952 - Denis Herron, Canadian ice hockey player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Carol Kane, American actress

Births68 years ago

1952 - Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Lee Soo-man, South Korean singer and businessman, founded S.M. Entertainment

Births68 years ago

1953 - Peter Donohoe, English pianist and educator

Births67 years ago

1955 - Ed Fast, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Brian Benben, American actor and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - John Scott, English organist and conductor (d. 2015)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Miguel Ángel Lotina, Spanish footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - Richard Powers, American novelist

Births63 years ago
Births62 years ago

1958 - Gary Martin, British voice actor and actor

Births62 years ago

1959 - Joe Ansolabehere, American animation screenwriter and producer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Barbara Broccoli, American director and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Steve Murphy, Canadian journalist

Births60 years ago

1961 - Oz Fox, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Andrés Galarraga, Venezuelan-American baseball player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Angela Johnson, American novelist and poet

Births59 years ago

1961 - Alison Moyet, English singer-songwriter

Births59 years ago

1962 - Lisa Randall, American physicist and academic

Births58 years ago

1963 - Dizzy Reed, American keyboard player and songwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Bruce Smith, American football player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Uday Hussein, Iraqi commander (d. 2003)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Patti Webster, American publicist and author (d. 2013)

Births56 years ago

1966 - Kurt Browning, Canadian figure skater, choreographer, and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1966 - Troy Kemp, Bahamian high jumper

Births54 years ago

1968 - Frank Müller, German decathlete

Births52 years ago

1969 - Haki Doku, Albanian cyclist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Christopher Largen, American journalist and author (d. 2012)

Births51 years ago

1970 - Katie Derham, English journalist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ivan Kozák, Slovak footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Greg Yaitanes, American director and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Kerry Butler, American actress and singer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jason McAteer, English-Irish footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Nathan Morris, American soul singer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Anu Tali, Estonian pianist and conductor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Wikus du Toit, South African actor, director, and composer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Julie Depardieu, French actress

Births47 years ago

1973 - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, American author and music critic

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ray LaMontagne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Alexandra Meissnitzer, Austrian skier

Births47 years ago

1973 - Matt Parsons, Australian rugby league player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Gavin Wanganeen Australian footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Vincenzo Montella, Italian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Sergey Sharikov, Russian fencer and coach (d. 2015)

Births46 years ago

1975 - Marie Gillain, Belgian actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Aleksandrs Koļinko, Latvian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Martin St. Louis, Canadian ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Blake Shelton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1978 - Wang Liqin, Chinese table tennis player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Yumiko Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress

Births41 years ago

1980 - Antonio Gates, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sergey Kirdyapkin, Russian race walker

Births40 years ago

1980 - Craig Mottram, Australian runner

Births40 years ago

1980 - Antero Niittymäki, Finnish ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Tara Platt, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Clint Newton, American-Australian rugby league player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Marco Streller, Swiss footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Nadir Belhadj, French-Algerian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Marco Borriello, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nathan Cavaleri, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births38 years ago

1983 - Billy Slater, Australian rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Cameron Smith, Australian rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Nanyak Dala, Canadian rugby player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Chris Coghlan, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Alex Hirsch, American animator and television producer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Edgars Eriņš, Latvian decathlete

Births34 years ago

1986 - Richard Gasquet, French tennis player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Omar Arellano, Mexican footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Moeen Ali, English cricketer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Elini Dimoutsos, Greek footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Josh Dun, American musician

Births32 years ago

1989 - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, French-born Gabonese footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Chris Harris Jr., American football player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Luke Adam, Canadian ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Sandra Izbașa, Romanian gymnast

Births30 years ago

1990 - Derek Stepan, American ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Christian Taylor, American triple jumper

Births30 years ago

1993 - Dennis Lloyd, Israeli musician, producer, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist

Births27 years ago

1994 - Sean McMahon, Australian rugby player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Takeoff, American rapper

Births26 years ago

1995 - Maxim Kovtun, Russian figure skater

Births25 years ago

1996 - Alen Halilović, Croatian footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Niki Wories, Dutch figure skater

Births24 years ago

1997 - Katharina Hobgarski, German tennis player

Births23 years ago

1997 - Latrell Mitchell, Australian rugby league player

Births23 years ago

1999 - Trippie Redd, American rapper

Births21 years ago

2002 - Chevel Shepherd, American singer

Births18 years ago

Deaths

741 - Leo III the Isaurian, Byzantine emperor (b. 685)

Deaths

908 - Zhang Hao, general of Yang Wu

Deaths

1095 - Sophia of Hungary (b. c. 1050)

Deaths925 years ago

1164 - Elisabeth of Schönau, German Benedictine visionary (b. c. 1129)

Deaths856 years ago

1234 - Emperor Chūkyō of Japan (b. 1218)

Deaths786 years ago
Deaths729 years ago
Deaths687 years ago

1464 - Rogier van der Weyden, Flemish painter (b. 1400)

Deaths556 years ago

1588 - Robert Crowley, English minister and poet (b. 1517)

Deaths432 years ago

1629 - Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Dutch admiral (b. 1577)

Deaths391 years ago

1650 - Christoph Scheiner, German priest, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1575)

Deaths370 years ago

1673 - Jeanne Mance, French-Canadian nurse, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (b. 1606)

Deaths347 years ago

1704 - Tom Brown, English author and translator (b. 1662)

Deaths316 years ago

1726 - Michel Richard Delalande, French organist and composer (b. 1657)

Deaths294 years ago

1742 - John Aislabie, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1670)

Deaths278 years ago

1749 - Ambrose Philips, English poet and politician (b. 1674)

Deaths271 years ago

1772 - Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German jurist and scholar (b. 1706)

Deaths248 years ago

1772 - Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian physician and reformer (b. 1700)

Deaths248 years ago

1788 - Adam Gib, Scottish religious leader (b. 1714)

Deaths232 years ago

1794 - François Buzot, French lawyer and politician (b. 1760)

Deaths226 years ago

1794 - James Murray, Scottish-English general and politician, 20th Governor of the Province of Quebec (b. 1721)

Deaths226 years ago

1815 - Thomas Picton, Welsh-English general and politician (b. 1758)

Deaths205 years ago

1833 - Robert Hett Chapman, American minister, missionary, and academic (b. 1771)

Deaths187 years ago

1835 - William Cobbett, English farmer and journalist (b. 1763)

Deaths185 years ago

1860 - Friedrich Wilhelm von Bismarck, German army officer and writer (b. 1783)

Deaths160 years ago
Deaths154 years ago

1902 - Samuel Butler, English novelist, satirist, and critic (b. 1835)

Deaths118 years ago

1905 - Carmine Crocco, Italian soldier (b. 1830)

Deaths115 years ago

1916 - Max Immelmann, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1890)

Deaths104 years ago

1917 - Titu Maiorescu, Romanian critic and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1840)

Deaths103 years ago

1922 - Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer and academic (b. 1851)

Deaths98 years ago

1928 - Roald Amundsen, Norwegian pilot and explorer (b. 1872)

Deaths92 years ago

1936 - Maxim Gorky, Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright (b. 1868)

Deaths84 years ago

1937 - Gaston Doumergue, French politician, 13th President of France (b. 1863)

Deaths83 years ago

1942 - Arthur Pryor, American trombonist, bandleader, and politician (b. 1870)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Elias Degiannis, Greek commander (b. 1912)

Deaths77 years ago

1945Florence Bascom, American geologist and educator (b. 1862)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., American general (b. 1886)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (b. 1898)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - Edward Brooker, English-Australian politician, 31st Premier of Tasmania (b. 1891)

Deaths72 years ago

1959 - Ethel Barrymore, American actress (b. 1879)

Deaths61 years ago

1963 - Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican-American actor (b. 1912)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Giorgio Morandi, Italian painter (b. 1890)

Deaths56 years ago

1967 - Geki, Italian race car driver (b. 1937)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Beat Fehr, Swiss race car driver (b. 1942)

Deaths53 years ago

1971 - Thomas Gomez, American actor (b. 1905)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Paul Karrer, Russian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)

Deaths49 years ago

1974 - Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian mathematician and academic (b. 1896)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Georgy Zhukov, Russian marshal and politician, Minister of Defence for the Soviet Union (b. 1896)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Hugo Bergmann, German-Israeli philosopher and author (b. 1883)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Walter C. Alvarez, American physician and author (b. 1884)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Terence Fisher, English director and screenwriter (b. 1904)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - André Leducq, French cyclist (b. 1904)

Deaths40 years ago

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

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - John Cheever, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1912)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Curd Jürgens, German-Austrian actor and director (b. 1915)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Alan Berg, American lawyer and radio host (b. 1934)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Paul Colin, French illustrator (b. 1892)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Frances Scott Fitzgerald, American journalist (b. 1921)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - I. F. Stone, American journalist and author (b. 1907)

Deaths31 years ago

1992 - Kofoworola Abeni Pratt, the first black Chief Nursing Officer of Nigeria (b. 1910)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Peter Allen, Australian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1944)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Mordecai Ardon, Polish-Israeli painter and educator (b. 1896)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Craig Rodwell, American activist, founded the Oscar Wilde Bookshop (b. 1940)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Endel Puusepp, Estonian-Soviet military pilot and politician (b. 1909)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Lev Kopelev, Ukrainian-German author and academic (b. 1912)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Felix Knight, American actor and tenor (b. 1908)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Larry Doby, American baseball player and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Manuel Sadosky, Argentinian mathematician and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Vincent Sherman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Joseph Zobel, Martinique-French author (b. 1915)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Bernard Manning, English comedian and actor (b. 1930)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Hank Medress, American singer and producer (b. 1938)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Georges Thurston, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1951)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Jean Delannoy, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1908)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Tasha Tudor, American author and illustrator (b. 1915)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Hans Steinbrenner, German sculptor (b. 1928)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Trent Acid, American wrestler (b. 1980)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - José Saramago, Portuguese novelist Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Okan Demiriş, Turkish composer (b. 1942)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Yelena Bonner, Russian activist (b. 1923)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Frederick Chiluba, Zambian politician, 2nd President of Zambia (b. 1943)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Horacio Coppola, Argentinian photographer and director (b. 1906)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Lina Haag, German author and activist (b. 1907)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tom Maynard, Welsh cricketer (b. 1989)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Luis Edgardo Mercado Jarrín, Peruvian general and politician, 109th Prime Minister of Peru (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

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

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - William Van Regenmorter, American businessman and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Brent F. Anderson, American engineer and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Alastair Donaldson, Scottish bass player (b. 1955)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Garde Gardom, Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Michael Hastings, American journalist and author (b. 1980)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - David Wall, English ballet dancer (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Stephanie Kwolek, American chemist and engineer (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Johnny Mann, American singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Claire Martin, Canadian author (b. 1914)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Vladimir Popovkin, Russian general (b. 1957)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Horace Silver, American pianist and composer (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Phil Austin, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ralph J. Roberts, American businessman, co-founded Comcast (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Danny Villanueva, American football player and broadcaster, co-founded Univision (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Allen Weinstein, American historian and academic (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Jeppiaar, Indian educationist, founder and chancellor of Sathyabama University (b. 1931)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - XXXTentacion, American rapper (b. 1998)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Big Van Vader (also known as Vader) American professional wrestler (b. 1955)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Jimmy Wopo, American rapper (b. 1997)

Deaths2 years ago

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