Holidays and observances

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

Solstice-related observances (see also June 20):Day of Private Reflection

Holidays and observances

Solstice-related observances (see also June 20):International Surfing Day

Holidays and observances

Solstice-related observances (see also June 20):National Day (Greenland)

Holidays and observances

Solstice-related observances (see also June 20):We Tripantu, a winter solstice festival in the southern hemisphere. (Mapuche, southern Chile)

Holidays and observances

Solstice-related observances (see also June 20):Willkakuti, an Andean-Amazonic New Year (Aymara)

Holidays and observances

Solstice-related observances (see also June 20):Fête de la Musique

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

World Hydrography Day (international)

Holidays and observances

Events

533 - A Byzantine expeditionary fleet under Belisarius sails from Constantinople to attack the Vandals in Africa, via Greece and Sicily (approximate date).

Events

1307 - Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan.

Events713 years ago

1529 - French forces are driven out of northern Italy by Spain at the Battle of Landriano during the War of the League of Cognac.

Events491 years ago

1582 - Sengoku period: Oda Nobunaga, the most powerful of the Japanese daimyōs, was forced to commit suicide by his own general Akechi Mitsuhide.

Events438 years ago

1621 - Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.

Events399 years ago

1734 - In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.

Events286 years ago

1749 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.

Events271 years ago

1768 - James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.

Events252 years ago

1788 - New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.

Events232 years ago

1791 - King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.

Events229 years ago

1798 - Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.

Events222 years ago

1813 - Peninsular War: Wellington defeats Joseph Bonaparte at the Battle of Vitoria.

Events207 years ago

1824 - Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.

Events196 years ago

1826 - Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.

Events194 years ago

1848 - In the Wallachian Revolution, Ion Heliade Rădulescu and Christian Tell issue the Proclamation of Islaz and create a new republican government.

Events172 years ago
Events156 years ago

1898 - The United States captures Guam from Spain.

Events122 years ago

1900 - Boxer Rebellion. China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Empress Dowager Cixi.

Events120 years ago

1915 - The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down Oklahoma grandfather clause legislation which had the effect of denying the right to vote to blacks.

Events105 years ago

1919 - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg general strike.

Events101 years ago

1919 - Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet at Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.

Events101 years ago

1929 - An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico.

Events91 years ago

1930 - One-year conscription comes into force in France.

Events90 years ago

1940 - World War II: Italy begins an unsuccessful invasion of France.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.

Events78 years ago

1942 - World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by Japan against the United States mainland.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.

Events75 years ago

1952 - The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Events68 years ago

1957 - Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first female Cabinet Minister.

Events63 years ago

1963 - Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is elected as Pope Paul VI.

Events57 years ago
Events56 years ago

1970 - Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy, largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.

Events50 years ago

1973 - In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller test for obscenity in U.S. law.

Events47 years ago

1978 - The original production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Evita, based on the life of Eva Perón, opened at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.

Events42 years ago

1982 - John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

Events38 years ago

1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Texas v. Johnson that American flag-burning was a form of political protest protected by the First Amendment.

Events31 years ago

2000 - Section 28 (of the Local Government Act 1988), outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom, is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.

Events20 years ago

2001 - A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.

Events19 years ago

2004 - SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.

Events16 years ago

2005 - Edgar Ray Killen, who had previously been unsuccessfully tried for the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner, is convicted of manslaughter 41 years afterwards (the case had been reopened in 2004).

Events15 years ago

2006 - Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra.

Events14 years ago

2009 - Greenland assumes self-rule.

Events11 years ago

2012 - A boat carrying more than 200 migrants capsized in the Indian Ocean between the Indonesian island of Java and Christmas Island, killing 17 people and leaving 70 others missing.

Events8 years ago

Births

598 - Pope Martin I (d. 656)

Births

906 - Ahmad ibn Muhammad, Saffarid emir (d. 963)

Births

1002 - Pope Leo IX (d. 1054)

Births1018 years ago

1226 - Bolesław V the Chaste of Poland (d. 1279)

Births794 years ago
Births499 years ago
Births492 years ago

1535 - Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist (d. 1596)

Births485 years ago
Births384 years ago

1639 - Increase Mather, American minister and author (d. 1723)

Births381 years ago

1676 - Anthony Collins, English philosopher and author (d. 1729)

Births344 years ago

1706 - John Dollond, English optician and astronomer (d. 1761)

Births314 years ago

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

Births310 years ago

1712 - Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (d. 1790)

Births308 years ago

1730 - Motoori Norinaga, Japanese poet and scholar (d. 1801)

Births290 years ago

1732 - Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German pianist and composer (d. 1791)

Births288 years ago

1736 - Enoch Poor, American general (d. 1780)

Births284 years ago
Births279 years ago

1750 - Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet, French sculptor and illustrator (d. 1818)

Births270 years ago

1759 - Alexander J. Dallas, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1817)

Births261 years ago

1763 - Pierre Paul Royer-Collard, French philosopher and academic (d. 1845)

Births257 years ago

1764 - Sidney Smith, English admiral and politician (d. 1840)

Births256 years ago

1774 - Daniel D. Tompkins, American lawyer and politician, 6th Vice President of the United States (d. 1825)

Births246 years ago

1781 - Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)

Births239 years ago

1786 - Charles Edward Horn, English singer-songwriter (d. 1849)

Births234 years ago

1792 - Ferdinand Christian Baur, German theologian and scholar (d. 1860)

Births228 years ago

1797 - Wilhelm Küchelbecker, Russian poet and author (d. 1846)

Births223 years ago

1802 - Karl Zittel, German theologian (d. 1871)

Births218 years ago

1805 - Karl Friedrich Curschmann, German composer and singer (d. 1841)

Births215 years ago

1805 - Charles Thomas Jackson, American physician and geologist (d. 1880)

Births215 years ago

1811 - Carlo Matteucci, Italian physicist and neurophysiologist (d. 1868)

Births209 years ago

1814 - Anton Nuhn, German anatomist and academic (d. 1889)

Births206 years ago

1823 - Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (d. 1873)

Births197 years ago

1825 - Thomas Edward Cliffe Leslie, Irish economist and jurist (d. 1882)

Births195 years ago

1825 - William Stubbs, English bishop and historian (d. 1901)

Births195 years ago

1828 - Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist and academic (d. 1904)

Births192 years ago

1828 - Nikolaus Nilles, German Catholic writer and teacher (d. 1907)

Births192 years ago

1834 - Frans de Cort, Flemish poet and author (d. 1878)

Births186 years ago

1836 - Luigi Tripepi, Italian theologian (d. 1906)

Births184 years ago

1839 - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1908)

Births181 years ago

1845 - Samuel Griffith, Welsh-Australian politician, 9th Premier of Queensland (d. 1920)

Births175 years ago

1845 - Arthur Cowper Ranyard, English astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1894)

Births175 years ago

1846 - Marion Adams-Acton, Scottish-English author and playwright (d. 1928)

Births174 years ago

1850 - Daniel Carter Beard, American author and illustrator, co-founded the Boy Scouts of America (d. 1941)

Births170 years ago

1858 - Giuseppe De Sanctis, Italian painter (d. 1924)

Births162 years ago

1858 - Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor and educator (d. 1928)

Births162 years ago

1859 - Henry Ossawa Tanner, American-French painter and illustrator (d. 1937)

Births161 years ago

1862 - Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai historian and author (d. 1943)

Births158 years ago

1863 - Max Wolf, German astronomer and academic (d. 1932)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss historian and critic (d. 1945)

Births156 years ago

1867 - Oscar Florianus Bluemner, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1938)

Births153 years ago

1867 - William Brede Kristensen, Norwegian historian of religion (d. 1953)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist and anatomist (d. 1946)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Clara Immerwahr, Jewish-German chemist and academic (d. 1915)

Births150 years ago

1870 - Anthony Michell, English-Australian engineer (d. 1959)

Births150 years ago

1876 - Swami Kalyan Dev, philosopher disputed. (d. 2004)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Willem Hendrik Keesom, Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1956)

Births144 years ago

1880 - Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, English economist and civil servant (d. 1941)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter, costume designer, and illustrator (d. 1962)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Lluís Companys, Spanish lawyer and politician, 123rd President of Catalonia (d. 1940)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Adrianus de Jong, Dutch fencer and soldier (d. 1966)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Rockwell Kent, American painter and illustrator (d. 1971)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Feodor Gladkov, Russian author and educator (d. 1958)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Claude Auchinleck, English field marshal (d. 1981)

Births136 years ago

1887 - Norman L. Bowen, Canadian geologist and petrologist (d. 1956)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Ralph Craig, American sprinter and sailor (d. 1972)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian architect and engineer, co-designed the Pirelli Tower and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (d. 1979)

Births129 years ago

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

Births129 years ago

1892 - Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian and academic (d. 1971)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Alois Hába, Czech composer and educator (d. 1973)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Milward Kennedy, English journalist and civil servant (d. 1968)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Charles Momsen, American admiral, invented the Momsen lung (d. 1967)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and author (d. 1964)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Pavel Haas, Czech composer (d. 1944)

Births121 years ago

1903 - Hermann Engelhard, German runner and coach (d. 1984)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist, painter and illustrator (d. 2003)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Jacques Goddet, French journalist (d. 2000)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and author (d. 1980)

Births115 years ago

1908 - William Frankena, American philosopher and academic (d. 1994)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Russian poet and author (d. 1971)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Irving Fein, American producer and manager (d. 2012)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Kazimierz Leski, Polish pilot and engineer (d. 2000)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Mary McCarthy, American novelist and critic (d. 1989)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Vishnu Prabhakar, Indian author and playwright (d. 2009)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Madihe Pannaseeha Thero, Sri Lankan monk and scholar (d. 2003)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Luis Taruc, Filipino political activist (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1914 - William Vickrey, Canadian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Wilhelm Gliese, German soldier and astronomer (d. 1993)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Joseph Cyril Bamford, English businessman, founded J. C. Bamford (d. 2001)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Tchan Fou-li, Chinese photographer (d. 2018)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Herbert Friedman, American physicist and astronomer (d. 2000)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1977)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Robert A. Boyd, Canadian engineer (d. 2006)

Births102 years ago

1918 - James Joll, English historian, author, and academic (d. 1994)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Eddie Lopat, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1992)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Tibor Szele, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1955)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Josephine Webb, American engineer

Births102 years ago

1919 - Antonia Mesina, Italian martyr and saint (d. 1935)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Gérard Pelletier, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1997)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Vladimir Simagin, Russian chess player and coach (d. 1968)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Paolo Soleri, Italian-American architect, designed the Cosanti (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Hans Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skater (d. 2017)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Judy Holliday, American actress and singer (d. 1965)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jane Russell, American actress and singer (d. 2011)

Births99 years ago

1921 - William Edwin Self, American actor, producer, and production manager (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Burkinabé historian, politician and writer (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Jacques Hébert, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2007)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and historian (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Ezzatolah Entezami, Iranian actor (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Wally Fawkes, British-Canadian jazz clarinetist and a satirical cartoonist

Births96 years ago

1924 - Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalyst and academic (d. 2012)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Larisa Avdeyeva, Russian mezzo-soprano (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Stanley Moss, American poet, publisher, and art dealer

Births95 years ago

1925 - Giovanni Spadolini, Italian journalist and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1994)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Maureen Stapleton, American actress (d. 2006)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Fred Cone, American football player

Births94 years ago

1926 - Conrad Hall, French-American cinematographer (d. 2003)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Carl Stokes, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Seychelles (d. 1996)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Wolfgang Haken, German-American mathematician and academic

Births92 years ago

1928 - Fiorella Mari, Brazilian-Italian actress

Births92 years ago

1928 - Margit Bara, Hungarian actress (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Alexandre Lagoya, Egyptian-Greek guitarist and composer (d. 1999)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Gerald Kaufman, English journalist and politician, Shadow Foreign Secretary (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Mike McCormack, American football player and coach (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Zlatko Grgić, Croatian-Canadian animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 1988)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Margaret Heckler, American journalist, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

Births89 years ago

1931 - David Kushnir, Israeli Olympic long-jumper

Births89 years ago

1932 - Bernard Ingham, English journalist and civil servant

Births88 years ago

1932 - Lalo Schifrin, Argentinian pianist, composer, and conductor

Births88 years ago

1932 - O.C. Smith, American R&B/jazz singer (d. 2001)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Bernie Kopell, American actor and comedian

Births87 years ago

1935 - Françoise Sagan, French author and playwright (d. 2004)

Births85 years ago

1937 - John Edrich, English cricketer and coach

Births83 years ago

1938 - Don Black, English songwriter

Births82 years ago

1938 - John W. Dower, American historian and author

Births82 years ago

1938 - Michael M. Richter, German mathematician and computer scientist

Births82 years ago

1940 - Mariette Hartley, American actress and television personality

Births80 years ago

1940 - Michael Ruse, Canadian philosopher and academic

Births80 years ago

1941 - Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Indian bishop

Births79 years ago

1941 - Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - Lyman Ward, Canadian actor

Births79 years ago

1942 - Clive Brooke, Baron Brooke of Alverthorpe, English businessman and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Marjorie Margolies, American journalist and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Henry S. Taylor, American author and poet

Births78 years ago

1942 - Togo D. West, Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Births78 years ago

1943 - Eumir Deodato, Brazilian pianist, composer, and producer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Diane Marleau, Canadian accountant and politician, Canadian Minister of Health (d. 2013)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Brian Sternberg, American pole vaulter (d. 2013)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Ray Davies, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Tony Scott, English-American director and producer (d. 2012)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Robert Dewar, English-American computer scientist and academic (d. 2015)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Adam Zagajewski, Polish author and poet

Births75 years ago

1946 - Per Eklund, Swedish race car driver

Births74 years ago

1946 - Kate Hoey, Northern Irish-British academic and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics

Births74 years ago

1946 - Brenda Holloway, American singer-songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2007)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Malcolm Rifkind, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland

Births74 years ago

1946 - Maurice Saatchi, Baron Saatchi, Iraqi-British businessman, founded M&C Saatchi and Saatchi & Saatchi

Births74 years ago

1947 - Meredith Baxter, American actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, judge, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births73 years ago

1947 - Michael Gross, American actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Joey Molland, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Wade Phillips, American football coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Fernando Savater, Spanish philosopher and author

Births73 years ago

1948 - Jovan Aćimović, Serbian footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1948 - Ian McEwan, British novelist and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish author and translator

Births72 years ago

1948 - Philippe Sarde, French composer and conductor

Births72 years ago

1949 - John Agard, Guyanese-English author, poet, and playwright

Births71 years ago

1949 - Derek Emslie, Lord Kingarth, Scottish lawyer and judge

Births71 years ago

1950 - Anne Carson, Canadian poet and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Joey Kramer, American rock drummer and songwriter (Aerosmith)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Enn Reitel, Scottish actor and screenwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Trygve Thue, Norwegian guitarist and record producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - John Paul Young, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1951 - Jim Douglas, American academic and politician, 80th Governor of Vermont

Births69 years ago

1951 - Terence Etherton, English lawyer and judge

Births69 years ago

1951 - Alan Hudson, English footballer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Nils Lofgren, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Lenore Manderson, Australian anthropologist and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mona-Lisa Pursiainen, Finnish sprinter (d. 2000)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Judith Bingham, English singer-songwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jeremy Coney, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster

Births68 years ago

1952 - Patrick Dunleavy, English political scientist and academic

Births68 years ago

1952 - Kōichi Mashimo, Japanese director and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1953 - Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani financier and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 2007)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Már Guðmundsson, Icelandic economist, former Governor of Central Bank of Iceland

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mark Kimmitt, American general and politician, 16th Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

Births66 years ago

1954 - Robert Menasse, Austrian author and academic

Births66 years ago

1955 - Tim Bray, Canadian software developer and businessman

Births65 years ago

1955 - Michel Platini, French footballer and manager

Births65 years ago

1957 - Berkeley Breathed, American author and illustrator

Births63 years ago

1957 - Luis Antonio Tagle, Filipino cardinal

Births63 years ago

1958 - Víctor Montoya, Bolivian journalist and author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Gennady Padalka, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births62 years ago

1959 - John Baron, English captain and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Tom Chambers, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1959 - Marcella Detroit, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kathy Mattea, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Kate Brown, American politician, 38th Governor of Oregon

Births60 years ago

1960 - Karl Erjavec, Slovenian politician

Births60 years ago

1961 - Manu Chao, French singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Sascha Konietzko, German keyboard player and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Joko Widodo, Indonesian businessman and politician, 7th President of Indonesia

Births59 years ago

1961 - Kip Winger, American rock singer-songwriter and musician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Iztok Mlakar, Slovenian actor and singer-songwriter

Births59 years ago

1962 - Viktor Tsoi, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Dario Marianelli, Italian pianist and composer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mike Sherrard, American football player

Births57 years ago

1964 - David Morrissey, English actor and director

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dimitris Papaioannou, Greek director and choreographer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dean Saunders, Welsh footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Doug Savant, American actor

Births56 years ago

1965 - David Beerling, English biologist and academic

Births55 years ago

1965 - Yang Liwei, Chinese general, pilot, and astronaut

Births55 years ago

1965 - Ewen McKenzie, Australian rugby player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Lana Wachowski, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Gretchen Carlson, American model and television journalist, Miss America 1989

Births54 years ago

1967 - Jim Breuer, American comedian, actor, and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Derrick Coleman, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Pierre Omidyar, French-American businessman, founded eBay

Births53 years ago

1967 - Carrie Preston, American actress, director, and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Yingluck Shinawatra, Thai businesswoman and politician, 28th Prime Minister of Thailand

Births53 years ago

1968 - Sonique, English singer-songwriter and DJ

Births52 years ago

1970 - Eric Reed, American pianist and composer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Tyronne Drakeford, American football player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Nobuharu Asahara, Japanese sprinter and long jumper

Births48 years ago

1972 - Neil Doak, Northern Irish cricketer and rugby player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Irene van Dyk, South African-New Zealand netball player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Juliette Lewis, American actress and singer-songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - John Mitchell, English guitarist, vocalist and songwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Rob Kelly, American football player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Craig Lowndes, Australian race car driver

Births46 years ago

1974 - Flavio Roma, Italian footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Brian Simmons, American football player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Shelley Craft, Australian television host

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mike Einziger, American guitarist and songwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Nigel Lappin, Australian footballer and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Michael Gomez, Irish boxer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Al Wilson, American football player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Matt Kuchar, American golfer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Cristiano Lupatelli, Italian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dejan Ognjanović, Montenegrin footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Kostas Katsouranis, Greek footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Chris Pratt, American actor

Births41 years ago

1980 - Michael Crocker, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births40 years ago

1980 - Łukasz Cyborowski, Polish chess player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Richard Jefferson, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sendy Rleal, Dominican baseball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Garrett Jones, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Brandon Flowers, American singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Brad Walker, American pole vaulter

Births39 years ago

1982 - Lee Dae-ho, South Korean baseball player

Births38 years ago
Births38 years ago

1982 - Jussie Smollett, American actor and singer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Edward Snowden, American activist and academic

Births37 years ago

1985 - Lana Del Rey, American singer-songwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sentayehu Ejigu, Ethiopian runner

Births35 years ago

1985 - Byron Schammer, Australian footballer

Births35 years ago
Births34 years ago

1986 - Hideaki Wakui, Japanese baseball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Pablo Barrera, Mexican footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sebastian Prödl, Austrian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Dale Thomas, Australian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Allyssa DeHaan, American basketball and volleyball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Paolo Tornaghi, Italian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Thaddeus Young, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Abubaker Kaki, Sudanese runner

Births31 years ago

1990 - Ričardas Berankis, Lithuanian tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - François Moubandje, Swiss footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Håvard Nordtveit, Norwegian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Gaël Kakuta, French footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - MAX, American singer, songwriter, actor, dancer and model

Births28 years ago

1994 - Başak Eraydın, Turkish tennis player

Births26 years ago

1996 - Tyrone May, Australian rugby league player

Births24 years ago

1997 - Rebecca Black, American singer-songwriter

Births23 years ago

1997 - Derrius Guice, American football player

Births23 years ago

Deaths

866 - Rodulf, Frankish archbishop

Deaths

868 - Ali al-Hadi, the tenth Imam of Shia Islam (b. 829)

Deaths

870 - Al-Muhtadi, Muslim caliph

Deaths

947 - Zhang Li, official of the Liao Dynasty

Deaths
Deaths980 years ago

1171 - Walter de Luci, French-English monk (b. 1103)

Deaths849 years ago

1208 - Philip of Swabia (b. 1177)

Deaths812 years ago
Deaths715 years ago

1359 - Erik Magnusson, king of Sweden (b. 1339)

Deaths661 years ago
Deaths643 years ago

1421 - Jean Le Maingre, French general (b. 1366)

Deaths599 years ago

1527 - Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and author (b. 1469)

Deaths493 years ago

1529 - John Skelton, English poet and educator (b. 1460)

Deaths491 years ago

1547 - Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter and educator (b. 1485)

Deaths473 years ago

1558 - Piero Strozzi, Italian general (b. 1510)

Deaths462 years ago

1582 - Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1534)

Deaths438 years ago
Deaths435 years ago

1591 - Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian saint (b. 1568)

Deaths429 years ago

1596 - Jean Liebault, French agronomist and physician (b. 1535)

Deaths424 years ago
Deaths399 years ago

1621 - Kryštof Harant, Czech soldier and composer (b. 1564)

Deaths399 years ago

1622 - Salomon Schweigger, German theologian (b. 1551)

Deaths398 years ago

1631 - John Smith, English admiral and explorer (b. 1580)

Deaths389 years ago

1652 - Inigo Jones, English architect, designed the Queen's House and Wilton House (b. 1573)

Deaths368 years ago

1661 - Andrea Sacchi, Italian painter (b. 1599)

Deaths359 years ago

1737 - Matthieu Marais, French author, critic, and jurist (b. 1664)

Deaths283 years ago
Deaths282 years ago

1796 - Richard Gridley, American soldier and engineer (b. 1710)

Deaths224 years ago

1824 - Étienne Aignan, French playwright and translator (b. 1773)

Deaths196 years ago

1865 - Frances Adeline Seward, American wife of William H. Seward (b. 1824)

Deaths155 years ago

1874 - Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist and astronomer (b. 1814)

Deaths146 years ago

1876 - Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mexican general and politician 8th President of Mexico (b. 1794)

Deaths144 years ago

1880 - Theophilus H. Holmes, American general (b. 1804)

Deaths140 years ago

1893 - Leland Stanford, American businessman and politician, 8th Governor of California (b. 1824)

Deaths127 years ago

1908 - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer and educator (b. 1844)

Deaths112 years ago

1914 - Bertha von Suttner, Austrian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

Deaths106 years ago

1929 - Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse, English sociologist, journalist, and academic (b. 1864)

Deaths91 years ago

1934 - Thorne Smith, American author (b. 1892)

Deaths86 years ago

1940 - Smedley Butler, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1881)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Édouard Vuillard, French painter (b. 1868)

Deaths80 years ago

1951 - Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer (b. 1867)

Deaths69 years ago

1951 - Gustave Sandras, French gymnast (b. 1872)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Wop May, Canadian captain and pilot (b. 1896)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American engineer, developed the zipper (b. 1880)

Deaths66 years ago

1957 - Claude Farrère, French captain and author (b. 1876)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Johannes Stark, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)

Deaths63 years ago

1964 - James Chaney, American civil rights activist (b. 1943)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Andrew Goodman, American civil rights activist (b. 1943)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist (b. 1939)

Deaths56 years ago

1967 - Theodore Sizer, American professor of the history of art (b. 1892)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (b. 1934)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Sukarno, Indonesian engineer and politician, 1st President of Indonesia (b. 1901)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Piers Courage, English race car driver (b. 1942)

Deaths50 years ago

1976 - Margaret Herrick, American librarian (b. 1902)

Deaths44 years ago

1980 - Bert Kaempfert, German conductor and composer (b. 1923)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Don Figlozzi, American illustrator and animator (b. 1909)

Deaths39 years ago

1985 - Hector Boyardee, Italian-American chef and businessman, founded Chef Boyardee (b. 1897)

Deaths35 years ago

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

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Assi Rahbani, Lebanese singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Madman Muntz, American engineer and businessman, founded the Muntz Car Company (b. 1914)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Bobby Dodd, American football coach (b. 1908)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Cedric Belfrage, English journalist and author, co-founded the National Guardian (b. 1904)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - June Christy, American singer (b. 1925)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Ben Alexander, Australian rugby league player (b. 1971)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Arthur Gorrie, Australian hobby shop proprietor (b. 1922)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Bangladeshi poet, author, and playwright (b. 1956)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Li Xiannian, Chinese captain and politician, 3rd President of the People's Republic of China (b. 1909)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - William Wilson Morgan, American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1906)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, director, and producer (b. 1931)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, Mexican trade union leader (b. 1900)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Harry Cranbrook Allen, English historian (b. 1917)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Anastasio Ballestrero, Italian cardinal (b. 1913)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Al Campanis, American baseball player and manager (b. 1916)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Kami, Japanese drummer (b. 1973)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American pianist and composer (b. 1911)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - John Lee Hooker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1917)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Soad Hosny, Egyptian actress and singer (b. 1942)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Carroll O'Connor, American actor and producer (b. 1924)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Timothy Findley, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1930)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1934)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Leon Uris, American soldier and author (b. 1924)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Leonel Brizola, Brazilian engineer and politician, Governor of Rio de Janeiro (b. 1922)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Ruth Leach Amonette, American businesswoman (b. 1916)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Jaime Sin, Filipino cardinal (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jared C. Monti, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1975)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Bob Evans, American businessman, founded Bob Evans Restaurants (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Scott Kalitta, American race car driver (b. 1962)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Russell Ash, English author (b. 1946)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Irwin Barker, Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1956)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - İlhan Selçuk, Turkish lawyer, journalist, and author (b. 1925)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author and poet (b. 1927)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Richard Adler, American composer and producer (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Abid Hussain, Indian economist and diplomat, Indian Ambassador to the United States (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sunil Janah, Indian photographer and journalist (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Anna Schwartz, American economist and author (b. 1915)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - James P. Gordon, American physicist and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Elliott Reid, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Yozo Ishikawa, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Defense (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Walter Kieber, Austrian-Liechtenstein politician, 7th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wong Ho Leng, Malaysian lawyer and politician (b. 1959)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Darryl Hamilton, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1964)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Veijo Meri, Finnish author and poet (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Remo Remotti, Italian actor, playwright, and poet (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski, German soldier and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Gunther Schuller, American horn player, composer, and conductor (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Pierre Lalonde, Canadian television host and singer (b. 1941)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Charles Krauthammer, American columnist and conservative political commentator (b.1950)

Deaths2 years ago

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