Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

168 BC - Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat Macedonian King Perseus who surrenders after the battle, ending the Third Macedonian War.

Events

813 - Battle of Versinikia: The Bulgars led by Krum defeat the Byzantine army near Edirne. Emperor Michael I is forced to abdicate in favor of Leo V the Armenian.

Events

910 - The Hungarians defeat the East Frankish army near the Rednitz River, killing its leader Gebhard, Duke of Lotharingia (Lorraine).

Events

1527 - Fatahillah expels Portuguese forces from Sunda Kelapa, now regarded as the foundation of Jakarta.

Events493 years ago

1593 - Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Ottomans.

Events427 years ago

1633 - The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy.

Events387 years ago

1774 - The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.

Events246 years ago

1783 - A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.

Events237 years ago

1807 - In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.

Events213 years ago

1813 - War of 1812: After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario, Laura Secord sets out on a 30 kilometer journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon.

Events207 years ago

1839 - Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot are assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota, which had resulted in the Trail of Tears.

Events181 years ago
Events150 years ago

1893 - The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rams the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sinks taking 358 crew with her, including the fleet's commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.

Events127 years ago

1897 - British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand and Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India by the Chapekar brothers and Mahadeo Vinayak Ranade, who are later caught and hanged.

Events123 years ago

1898 - Spanish–American War: In a chaotic operation, 6,000 men of the U.S. Fifth Army Corps begins landing at Daiquirí, Cuba, about 16 miles (26 km) east of Santiago de Cuba. Lt. Gen. Arsenio Linares y Pombo of the Spanish Army outnumbers them two-to-one, but does not oppose the landings.

Events122 years ago

1911 - George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Events109 years ago

1918 - The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.

Events102 years ago

1921 - Rif War: The Spanish Army suffers its worst military defeat in modern times to the Berbers of the Rif region of Spanish Morocco.

Events99 years ago

1940 - World War II: France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany, in the same railroad car in which the Germans signed the Armistice in 1918.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.

Events78 years ago

1942 - The Pledge of Allegiance is formally adopted by US Congress.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.

Events76 years ago

1944 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: The Battle of Okinawa comes to an end.

Events75 years ago

1948 - The ship HMT Empire Windrush brought the first group of 802 West Indian immigrants to Tilbury, marking the start of modern immigration to the United Kingdom.

Events72 years ago

1969 - The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Events51 years ago

1978 - Charon, the first of Pluto's satellites to be discovered, was first seen at the United States Naval Observatory by James W. Christy.

Events42 years ago

1984 - Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Gatwick Airport.

Events36 years ago

1986 - The famous Hand of God goal, scored by Diego Maradona in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England, ignites controversy. This was later followed by the Goal of the Century. Argentina wins 2–1 and later goes on to win the World Cup.

Events34 years ago

1990 - Cold War: Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.

Events30 years ago

2002 - An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slow official response.

Events18 years ago

2009 - A Washington D.C Metro train traveling southbound near Fort Totten station collides into another train waiting to enter the station. Nine people are killed in the collision (eight passengers and the train operator) and at least 80 others are injured.

Events11 years ago
Events8 years ago

2012 - A Turkish Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter plane is shot down by the Syrian Armed Forces, killing both of the plane's pilots and worsening already-strained relations between Turkey and Syria.

Events8 years ago

2015 - The Afghan National Assembly building is attacked by gunmen after a suicide bombing. All six of the gunmen are killed and 18 people are injured.

Events5 years ago

Births

662 - Rui Zong, emperor of the Tang Dynasty (d. 716)

Births

916 - Sayf al-Dawla, founder of the Emirate of Aleppo (d. 967)

Births

1000 - Robert I, duke of Normandy (d. 1035)

Births1020 years ago

1373 - Elizabeth Bonifacia, heiress of Poland (d. 1399)

Births647 years ago

1427 - Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Italian writer and wife of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (d. 1482)

Births593 years ago

1450 - Eleanor of Naples, duchess of Ferrara (d. 1493)

Births570 years ago

1477 - Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset, English nobleman (d. 1530)

Births543 years ago

1510 - Alessandro de' Medici, duke of Florence (d. 1537)

Births510 years ago

1593 - Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet, English politician and militarian (d. 1671)

Births427 years ago

1680 - Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish minister and theologian (d. 1754)

Births340 years ago

1684 - Francesco Manfredini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1762)

Births336 years ago

1704 - John Taylor, English author and scholar (d. 1766)

Births316 years ago

1713 - John Sackville, English cricketer and politician (d. 1765)

Births307 years ago

1738 - Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)

Births282 years ago

1757 - George Vancouver, English lieutenant and explorer (d. 1798)

Births263 years ago

1763 - Étienne Méhul, French pianist and composer (d. 1817)

Births257 years ago

1767 - Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher, academic, and politician, Interior Minister of Prussia (d. 1835)

Births253 years ago

1792 - James Beaumont Neilson, Scottish engineer and businessman (d. 1865)

Births228 years ago

1805 - Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian journalist and politician (d. 1872)

Births215 years ago

1820 - James Hutchison Stirling, Scottish physician and philosopher (d. 1909)

Births200 years ago

1834 - William Chester Minor, American surgeon and linguist (d. 1920)

Births186 years ago

1837 - Paul Morphy, American chess player (d. 1884)

Births183 years ago

1837 - Ernst Ziller, German-Greek architect, designed the Presidential Mansion (d. 1923)

Births183 years ago

1844 - Oscar von Gebhardt, German theologian and academic (d. 1906)

Births176 years ago

1845 - Tom Dula, American soldier (d. 1868)

Births175 years ago

1845 - Richard Seddon, English-New Zealand politician, 15th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1906)

Births175 years ago

1855 - Samuel Morris, Australian cricketer (d. 1931)

Births165 years ago

1856 - Henry Rider Haggard, English novelist (d. 1925)

Births164 years ago

1861 - Maximilian von Spee, Danish-German admiral (d. 1914)

Births159 years ago

1864 - Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician and academic (d. 1909)

Births156 years ago

1871 - William McDougall, English psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Filippo Silvestri, Italian entomologist and academic (d. 1949)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Walter Friedrich Otto, German philologist and scholar (d. 1958)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Pascual Díaz y Barreto, Mexican archbishop (d. 1936)

Births144 years ago

1879 - Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 9th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1962)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Johannes Drost, Dutch swimmer (d. 1954)

Births140 years ago

1884 - James Rector, American sprinter and lawyer (d. 1949)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Julian Huxley, English biologist and academic (d. 1975)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Harold Hitz Burton, American lawyer and politician, 45th Mayor of Cleveland (d. 1964)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Aleksander Warma, Estonian commander and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 1970)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Franz Alexander, Hungarian psychoanalyst and physician (d. 1964)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Robert Ritter von Greim, German general and pilot (d. 1945)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Bernard Ashmole, English archaeologist and art historian (d. 1988)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Leonard W. Murray, Canadian admiral (d. 1971)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Edmund A. Chester, American journalist and broadcaster (d. 1973)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Norbert Elias, German-Dutch sociologist and philosopher (d. 1990)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Erich Maria Remarque, German-Swiss soldier and author (d. 1970)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Richard Gurley Drew, American engineer, invented Masking tape (d. 1980)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Michał Kalecki, Polish economist and academic (d. 1970)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Oskar Fischinger, German-American abstract artist, filmmaker, and painter (d. 1967)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Elias Katz, Finnish runner and coach (d. 1947)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (d. 1950)

Births118 years ago

1903 - John Dillinger, American criminal (d. 1934)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (d. 1988)

Births117 years ago

1906 - William Kneale, English logician and philosopher (d. 1990)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American pilot and author (d. 2001)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Eriks Ādamsons, Latvian writer, poet, and novelist (d. 1946)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Katherine Dunham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2006)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Spanish aristocratic (d. 2002)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Mike Todd, American producer and manager (d. 1958)

Births111 years ago

1910 - John Hunt, Baron Hunt, Indian-English lieutenant and mountaineer (d. 1998)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Anne Ziegler, English singer (d. 2003)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Konrad Zuse, German computer scientist and engineer, invented the Z3 computer (d. 1995)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Vernon Kirby, South African tennis player

Births109 years ago

1912 - Raymonde Allain, French model and actress (d. 2008)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Sándor Weöres, Hungarian poet and author (d. 1989)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Mei Zhi, Chinese author and essayist (d. 2004)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Dolf van der Linden, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1999)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Cornelius Warmerdam, American pole vaulter and coach (d. 2001)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Randolph Hokanson, American pianist (d. 2018)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Thomas Quinn Curtiss, American writer, and film and theatre critic (d. 2000)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Richard Eastham, American actor (d. 2005)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Emil Fackenheim, Jewish philosopher and Reform rabbi (d. 2003)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Cicely Saunders, English Anglican nurse, social worker, physician and writer (d. 2005)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1980)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Henri Tajfel, Polish social psychologist (d. 1982)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Clifton McNeely, American basketball player and coach (d. 2003)

Births101 years ago

1920 - James H. Pomerene, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 2008)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Jovito Salonga, Filipino lawyer and politician, 14th President of the Senate of the Philippines (d. 2016)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Joseph Papp, American director and producer (d. 1991)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Barbara Vucanovich, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Radovan Ivšić, Croatian writer (d. 2009)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Barbara Perry, American actress (d. 2019)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Bill Blass, American fashion designer, founded Bill Blass Group (d. 2002)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Clair Cameron Patterson, American scientist (d. 1995)

Births98 years ago

1923 - José Giovanni, French-Swiss director and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Christopher Booth, English clinician and historian (d. 2012)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Larkin Kerwin, Canadian physicist and academic (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1926 - George Englund, American film editor, director, producer and actor (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Rachid Solh, Lebanese politician, 48th Prime Minister of Lebanon (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Doreen Mantle, South African-English actress

Births94 years ago

1927 - Anthony Low, Indian-English historian and academic (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Ralph Waite, American actor and director (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Bruce Kent, English activist and laicised Roman Catholic priest

Births91 years ago

1930 - Yury Artyukhin, Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1998)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Walter Bonatti, Italian journalist and mountaineer (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Ruby Garrard Woodson, American educator and cultural historian (d. 2008)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, Princess of Iran (d. 2001)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Yevgeny Kychanov, Russian orientalist, historian, and academic (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Amrish Puri, Indian actor (d. 2005)

Births88 years ago

1932 - June Salter, Australian actress (d. 2001)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Prunella Scales, English actress

Births88 years ago

1932 - John Wakeham, Baron Wakeham, English businessman and politician, Leader of the House of Lords

Births88 years ago

1933 - Dianne Feinstein, American politician

Births87 years ago

1934 - James Bjorken, American physicist, author, and academic

Births86 years ago

1936 - Kris Kristofferson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births84 years ago

1936 - Ferran Olivella, Spanish footballer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian accordion player and composer

Births84 years ago

1937 - Chris Blackwell, English record producer, co-founded Island Records

Births83 years ago

1937 - Bernie McGann, Australian saxophonist and composer (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Don Matthews, American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2017)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ed Paschke, Polish-American painter and academic (d. 2004)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Joan Busfield, English sociologist, psychologist, and academic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Hubert Chesshyre, English historian and author

Births80 years ago

1940 - Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Esther Rantzen, English journalist

Births80 years ago

1941 - Ed Bradley, American journalist (d. 2006)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Terttu Savola, Finnish journalist and politician

Births79 years ago

1943 - Brit Hume, American journalist and author

Births77 years ago

1943 - Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austrian actor and director

Births77 years ago

1944 - Peter Asher, English singer, guitarist, and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Helmut Dietl, German director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births76 years ago
Births75 years ago
Births74 years ago

1946 - Sheila Hollins, Baroness Hollins, English psychiatrist and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Eliades Ochoa, Cuban singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Józef Oleksy, Polish economist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Poland (d. 2015)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Stephen Waley-Cohen, English journalist and businessman

Births74 years ago

1947 - Octavia E. Butler, American author (d. 2006)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Howard Kaylan, American pop-rock singer-songwriter and musician (The Turtles; Flo & Eddie)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Pete Maravich, American basketball player (d. 1988)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian lieutenant and politician, President of Ghana

Births73 years ago

1948 - James Charteris, 13th Earl of Wemyss, Scottish businessman

Births72 years ago

1948 - Todd Rundgren, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Larry Junstrom, American bass player

Births71 years ago

1949 - Brian Leveson, English lawyer and judge

Births71 years ago

1949 - Alan Osmond, American singer and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Meryl Streep, American actress and singer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Luís Filipe Vieira, Portuguese businessman

Births71 years ago

1949 - Lindsay Wagner, American actress

Births71 years ago

1949 - Elizabeth Warren, American academic and politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Sharon Maughan, English actress

Births70 years ago

1950 - Adrian Năstase, Romanian lawyer and politician, 59th Prime Minister of Romania

Births70 years ago

1950 - Greg Oliphant, Australian rugby league player

Births70 years ago

1950 - Zenonas Petrauskas, Lithuanian lawyer and politician (d. 2009)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Tom Alter, Indian actor (d. 2017)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Brian Cookson, British cyclist and sports administrator

Births69 years ago

1951 - Craig Gruber, American bass player (d. 2015)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Humphrey Ocean, English painter and academic

Births69 years ago

1952 - Graham Greene, Canadian actor

Births68 years ago

1952 - Santokh Singh, Malaysian football player

Births68 years ago

1953 - Wim Eijk, Dutch cardinal

Births67 years ago

1953 - Mauro Francaviglia, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 2013)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Cyndi Lauper, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births67 years ago

1953 - Bruce McAvaney, Australian journalist and sportscaster

Births67 years ago

1954 - Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Green Gartside, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Christine Orengo, British academic and educator

Births65 years ago

1956 - Darryl Brohman, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani agriculturist and politician, 25th Pakistani Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births64 years ago

1956 - Tim Russ, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Markus Schatte, German footballer, manager, and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Derek Forbes, Scottish bass player and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Danny Baker, English journalist and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Garry Gary Beers, Australian bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Kevin Bond, English footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - Michael Stratton, English geneticist and academic

Births63 years ago

1958 - Rocío Banquells, Mexican pop singer and actress

Births62 years ago

1958 - Bruce Campbell, American actor, director, producer and writer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Michael Kinane, Irish jockey

Births61 years ago

1959 - Nicola Sirkis, French singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Daniel Xuereb, French footballer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Erin Brockovich, American lawyer and environmentalist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Margrit Klinger, German runner

Births60 years ago

1960 - Tracy Pollan, American actress

Births60 years ago

1961 - Jimmy Somerville, Scottish singer-songwriter

Births59 years ago

1962 - Stephen Chow, Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Bobby Gillespie, Scottish musician and singer-songwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Clyde Drexler, American basketball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Gerald Hillringhaus, German footballer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Hokutoumi Nobuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 61st Yokozuna

Births57 years ago

1963 - John Tenta, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2006)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Cadillac Anderson, American basketball player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Amy Brenneman, American actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dan Brown, American author and academic

Births56 years ago

1964 - Miroslav Kadlec, Czech footballer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Uwe Boll, German director, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Ľubomír Moravčík, Czech footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1966 - Michael Park, English racing driver (d. 2005)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Emmanuelle Seigner, French actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Dean Woods, Australian cyclist

Births54 years ago

1968 - Darrell Armstrong, American basketball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Miri Yu, Zainichi, Korean novelist

Births52 years ago

1971 - Gary Connolly, English rugby player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mary Lynn Rajskub, American actress and comedian

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kurt Warner, American football player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1972 - Damien Oliver, Australian jockey

Births48 years ago

1973 - Carson Daly, American radio and television host

Births47 years ago

1974 - Jo Cox, British MP (d. 2016)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Vijay, Indian film actor in Tamil cinema

Births46 years ago

1975 - Urmas Reinsalu, Estonian academic and politician, 28th Estonian Minister of Defence

Births45 years ago

1978 - Champ Bailey, American football player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dan Wheldon, English racing driver (d. 2011)

Births42 years ago

1979 - Joey Cheek, American speed skater

Births41 years ago

1979 - Thomas Voeckler, French cyclist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Ilya Bryzgalov, Russian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Stephanie Jacobsen, Hong Kong-Australian actress

Births40 years ago

1981 - Sione Lauaki, New Zealand rugby player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Aquivaldo Mosquera, Colombian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Andoni Iraola, Spanish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ian Kinsler, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model

Births38 years ago

1983 - Allar Raja, Estonian rower

Births37 years ago

1984 - Dustin Johnson, American golfer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Rubén Iván Martínez, Spanish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jerome Taylor, Jamaican cricketer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Thomas Leuluai, New Zealand rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1987 - Danny Green, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nikita Rukavytsya, Ukrainian-Australian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Omri Casspi, Israeli basketball player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Cédric Mongongu, Congolese footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jung Yong-hwa, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor

Births31 years ago

1990 - Sebastian Jung, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Hugo Mallo, Spanish footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Ura Kazuki, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births28 years ago

1992 - Harry Reid, British actor

Births28 years ago

1993 - Loris Karius, German footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Sebastien Haller, French footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Carlos Vinícius Santos de Jesus, Brazilian footballer

Births26 years ago

1996 - Mikel Merino, Spanish footballer

Births24 years ago

1999 - Sam Retford, Australian-English actor

Births21 years ago

Deaths

431 - Paulinus of Nola, Christian bishop and poet (b. 354)

Deaths

910 - Gebhard, Frankish nobleman

Deaths

910 - Gerhard I, Frankish nobleman

Deaths1110 years ago

947 - Qian Hongzuo, king of Wuyue (b. 928)

Deaths

1017 - Leo Passianos, Byzantine general

Deaths1003 years ago

1101 - Roger I of Sicily, Norman nobleman (b. 1031)

Deaths919 years ago

1276 - Innocent V, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1225)

Deaths744 years ago
Deaths677 years ago

1429 - Jamshīd al-Kāshī, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)

Deaths591 years ago

1521 - Leonardo Loredan, Italian politician, 76th Doge of Venice (b. 1436)

Deaths499 years ago

1535 - John Fisher, English bishop and saint (b. 1469)

Deaths485 years ago

1632 - James Whitelocke, English judge and politician, Chief Justice of Chester (b. 1570)

Deaths388 years ago

1634 - Johann von Aldringen, Austrian field marshal (b. 1588)

Deaths386 years ago

1664 - Katherine Philips, Anglo-Welsh poet (b. 1631)

Deaths356 years ago

1699 - Josiah Child, English merchant, economist, and politician (b. 1630)

Deaths321 years ago

1714 - Matthew Henry, Welsh minister and author (b. 1662)

Deaths306 years ago

1766 - Carlo Zimech, Maltese priest and painter (b. 1696)

Deaths254 years ago

1868 - Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)

Deaths152 years ago

1872 - Rudecindo Alvarado, Argentinian general (b. 1792)

Deaths148 years ago

1874 - Howard Staunton, English chess player (b. 1810)

Deaths146 years ago

1892 - Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician and academic (b. 1819)

Deaths128 years ago

1894 - Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Canadian archbishop and missionary (b. 1823)

Deaths126 years ago

1905 - Francis Lubbock, American colonel and politician, 9th Governor of Texas (b. 1815)

Deaths115 years ago

1913 - Ștefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet and translator (b. 1875)

Deaths107 years ago

1925 - Felix Klein, German mathematician and academic (b. 1849)

Deaths95 years ago

1928 - A. B. Frost, American illustrator and painter (b. 1851)

Deaths92 years ago

1931 - Armand Fallières, French politician, 9th President of France (b. 1841)

Deaths89 years ago

1933 - Tim Birkin, English racing driver and lieutenant (b. 1896)

Deaths87 years ago

1935 - Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian and diplomat (b. 1866)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - Moritz Schlick, German-Austrian physicist and philosopher (b. 1882)

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - C. J. Dennis, Australian poet and author (b. 1876)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - Monty Noble, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1873)

Deaths80 years ago

1942 - August Froehlich, German priest and activist (b. 1891)

Deaths78 years ago

1945 - Isamu Chō, Japanese general (b. 1895)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Mitsuru Ushijima, Japanese general (b. 1887)

Deaths75 years ago

1956 - Walter de la Mare, English poet, short story writer and novelist (b. 1873)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Hermann Brill, German educator and politician, 8th Minister-President of Thuringia (b. 1895)

Deaths61 years ago

1964 - Havank, Dutch journalist and author (b. 1904)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - David O. Selznick, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1902)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Thaddeus Shideler, American hurdler (b. 1883)

Deaths54 years ago

1969 - Judy Garland, American actress and singer (b. 1922)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Đặng Thùy Trâm, Vietnamese surgeon and author (b. 1942)

Deaths50 years ago

1974 - Darius Milhaud, French composer and educator (b. 1892)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Jacqueline Audry, French director and screenwriter (b. 1908)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Peter Laughner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs and Pere Ubu) (b. 1952)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Louis Chiron, Monégasque race car driver (b. 1899)

Deaths41 years ago

1984 - Joseph Losey, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)

Deaths36 years ago

1987 - Fred Astaire, American actor and dancer (b. 1899)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Dennis Day, American singer and actor (b. 1916)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Ilya Frank, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Pat Nixon, American educator, 44th First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet and songwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Al Hansen, American sculptor and author (b. 1927)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer-songwriter (b. 1956)

Deaths23 years ago

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

Deaths23 years ago

2003 - Vasil Bykaŭ, Belarusian war novelist (b. 1924)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Bob Bemer, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1920)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Mattie Stepanek, American poet and author (b. 1990)

Deaths16 years ago

2007 - Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player (b. 1964)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Natalia Bekhtereva, Russian neuroscientist and psychologist (b. 1924)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - George Carlin, American comedian, actor, and author (b. 1937)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Dody Goodman, American actress and dancer (b. 1914)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Coşkun Özarı, Turkish footballer and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Juan Luis Galiardo, Spanish actor and producer (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Henning Larsen, Danish architect, designed the Copenhagen Opera House (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Allan Simonsen, Danish race car driver (b. 1978)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Fouad Ajami, Lebanese-American author and academic (b. 1945)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rama Narayanan, Indian director and producer (b. 1949)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - James Horner, American composer and conductor (b. 1953)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Mao Kobayashi, Japanese newscaster and actress (b. 1982)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Quett Masire, Botswanan politician (b. 1926)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Vinnie Paul, American musician (b. 1964)

Deaths2 years ago

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