Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Feast of Raḥmat can fall, while June 24 is the latest. (Bahá'í Faith)

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Holidays and observances

St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations [although this is not the real summer solstice; see June 20 (Roman Catholic Church, Europe):Bonfires of Saint John (Spain)

Holidays and observances

St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations [although this is not the real summer solstice; see June 20 (Roman Catholic Church, Europe): First night of Festa de São João do Porto (Porto)

Holidays and observances

St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations [although this is not the real summer solstice; see June 20 (Roman Catholic Church, Europe): First day of Golowan Festival (Cornwall)

Holidays and observances

St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations [although this is not the real summer solstice; see June 20 (Roman Catholic Church, Europe): Jaaniõhtu (Estonia)

Holidays and observances

St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations [although this is not the real summer solstice; see June 20 (Roman Catholic Church, Europe): Jāņi (Latvia)

Holidays and observances

St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations [although this is not the real summer solstice; see June 20 (Roman Catholic Church, Europe): Kupala Night (Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine)

Holidays and observances

St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations [although this is not the real summer solstice; see June 20 (Roman Catholic Church, Europe): Last day of Drăgaica fair (Buzău, Romania)

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Events

229 - Sun Quan proclaims himself emperor of Eastern Wu.

Events

1266 - War of Saint Sabas: In the Battle of Trapani, the Venetians defeat a larger Genoese fleet, capturing all its ships.

Events754 years ago

1280 - The Battle of Moclín takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada. The battle resulted in a Granadian victory.

Events740 years ago

1305 - A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.

Events715 years ago
Events706 years ago

1532 - Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

Events488 years ago

1565 - Dragut, commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Great Siege of Malta.

Events455 years ago

1594 - The Action of Faial, Azores. The Portuguese carrack Cinco Chagas, loaded with slaves and treasure, is attacked and sunk by English ships with only 13 survivors out of over 700 on board.

Events426 years ago

1611 - The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.

Events409 years ago

1683 - William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

Events337 years ago

1713 - The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.

Events307 years ago

1757 - Battle of Plassey: Three thousand British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000-strong Indian army under Siraj ud-Daulah at Plassey.

Events263 years ago

1758 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Krefeld: British, Hanoverian, and Prussian forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.

Events262 years ago

1760 - Seven Years' War: Battle of Landeshut: Austria defeats Prussia.

Events260 years ago

1780 - American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).

Events240 years ago

1794 - Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.

Events226 years ago
Events210 years ago

1812 - War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.

Events208 years ago
Events160 years ago

1865 - American Civil War: At Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant Confederate army.

Events155 years ago

1868 - Typewriter: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."

Events152 years ago

1887 - The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.

Events133 years ago

1894 - The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

Events126 years ago

1913 - Second Balkan War: The Greeks defeat the Bulgarians in the Battle of Doiran.

Events107 years ago
Events106 years ago

1917 - In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.

Events103 years ago

1919 - Estonian War of Independence: The decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cēsis; this date is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.

Events101 years ago

1926 - The College Board administers the first SAT exam.

Events94 years ago

1931 - Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.

Events89 years ago

1938 - The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.

Events82 years ago

1940 - Adolf Hitler goes on a three-hour tour of the architecture of Paris with architect Albert Speer and sculptor Arno Breker in his only visit to the city.

Events80 years ago

1940 - Henry Larsen begins the first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Events80 years ago

1941 - The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Germany's latest fighter aircraft, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.

Events78 years ago

1946 - The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Events74 years ago
Events73 years ago

1951 - The ocean liner, SS United States, is christened and launched.

Events69 years ago

1956 - The French National Assembly takes the first step in creating the French Community by passing the Loi Cadre, transferring a number of powers from Paris to elected territorial governments in French West Africa.

Events64 years ago

1959 - Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany where he resumes a scientific career.

Events61 years ago

1960 - The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.

Events60 years ago

1961 - Cold War: The Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force 18 months after the opening date for signature was set for December 1, 1959.

Events59 years ago

1967 - Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.

Events53 years ago

1969 - Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.

Events51 years ago

1969 - IBM announces that effective January 1970 it will price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry.

Events51 years ago

1972 - Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.

Events48 years ago

1972 - Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.

Events48 years ago

1973 - A fire at a house in Hull, England, which kills a six-year-old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by serial arsonist Peter Dinsdale.

Events47 years ago

1985 - A terrorist bomb explodes at Narita International Airport near Tokyo. An hour later, the same group detonates a second bomb aboard Air India Flight 182, bringing the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.

Events35 years ago

1991 - Sonic the Hedgehog is released to American audiences, then to PAL and Japanese audiences a month later, kickstarting the successful Sonic franchise.

Events29 years ago

1996 - The Nintendo 64 home video game console is released in Japan, ultimately selling 32.93 million units worldwide.

Events24 years ago

2001 - The 8.4 Mwsouthern Peru earthquake shakes coastal Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). A destructive tsunami followed, leaving at least 74 people dead, and 2,687 injured.

Events19 years ago
Events8 years ago

2013 - Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.

Events7 years ago

2013 - Militants stormed a high-altitude mountaineering base camp near Nanga Parbat in Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan killing ten climbers, and a local guide.

Events7 years ago
Events6 years ago

2016 - The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.

Events4 years ago

2017 - A series of terrorist attacks took place in Pakistan resulting in 96 deaths and wounded 200 others.

Events3 years ago

Births

47 BC - Caesarion, Egyptian king (d. 30 BC)

Births
Births635 years ago
Births587 years ago
Births564 years ago

1489 - Charles II, Duke of Savoy, Italian nobleman (d. 1496)

Births531 years ago

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

Births486 years ago

1596 - Johan Banér, Swedish field marshal (d. 1641)

Births424 years ago

1616 - Shah Shuja, Mughal prince (d. 1661)

Births404 years ago

1625 - John Fell, English churchman and influential academic (d. 1686)

Births395 years ago

1668 - Giambattista Vico, Italian jurist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1744)

Births352 years ago

1683 - Étienne Fourmont, French orientalist and sinologist (d. 1745)

Births337 years ago

1711 - Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, Italian instrument maker (d. 1786)

Births309 years ago
Births304 years ago

1750 - Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist and academic (d. 1801)

Births270 years ago

1763 - Joséphine de Beauharnais, French wife of Napoleon I (d. 1814)

Births257 years ago

1799 - John Milton Bernhisel, American physician and politician (d. 1881)

Births221 years ago

1800 - Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and activist (d. 1846)

Births220 years ago

1824 - Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1910)

Births196 years ago

1843 - Paul Heinrich von Groth, German scientist (d. 1927)

Births177 years ago

1860 - Albert Giraud, Belgian poet and librarian (d. 1929)

Births160 years ago

1863 - Sándor Bródy, Hungarian author and journalist (d. 1924)

Births157 years ago

1877 - Norman Pritchard, Indian-English hurdler and actor (d. 1929)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Huda Sha'arawi, Egyptian feminist and journalist (d. 1947)

Births141 years ago

1884 - Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player and politician (d. 1979)

Births136 years ago

1888 - Bronson M. Cutting, American publisher and politician (d. 1935)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Anna Akhmatova, Ukrainian-Russian poet and author (d. 1966)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Verena Holmes, English engineer (d. 1964)

Births131 years ago

1894 - Harold Barrowclough, New Zealand military leader, lawyer and Chief Justice (d. 1972)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (d. 1956)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom (d. 1972)

Births126 years ago

1899 - Amédée Gordini, Italian-born French race car driver and sports car manufacturer (d. 1979)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Blanche Noyes, American aviator, winner of the 1936 Bendix Trophy Race (d. 1981)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish author, poet, and scholar (d. 1962)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Paul Martin Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1992)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Quintin McMillan, South African cricketer (d. 1938)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Jack Pickersgill, Canadian civil servant and politician, 35th Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1997)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Tribhuvan of Nepal (d. 1955)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian actress and singer (d. 2008)

Births113 years ago

1907 - James Meade, English economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

Births113 years ago

1909 - David Lewis, Russian-Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1981)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Georges Rouquier, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Jean Anouilh, French playwright and screenwriter (d. 1987)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 2008)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Milt Hinton, American bassist and photographer (d. 2000)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Bill King, English commander and author (d. 2012)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Lawson Little, American golfer (d. 1968)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Alan Turing, English mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1954)

Births108 years ago

1913 - William P. Rogers, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 55th United States Secretary of State (d. 2001)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Frances Gabe, American artist and inventor (d. 2016)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Len Hutton, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1990)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Irene Worth, American actress (d. 2002)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Al G. Wright, American bandleader and conductor

Births104 years ago

1919 - Mohamed Boudiaf, Algerian politician, President of Algeria (d. 1992)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Saleh Ajeery, Kuwaiti astronomer

Births100 years ago

1921 - Paul Findley, American politician (d. 2019)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Morris R. Jeppson, American lieutenant and physicist (d. 2010)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1998)

Births98 years ago

1922 - James Cumes, Australian author, economist, public servant and diplomat

Births98 years ago

1923 - Peter Corr, Irish-English footballer and manager (d. 2001)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Elroy Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Doris Johnson, American politician

Births97 years ago

1923 - Jerry Rullo, American professional basketball player (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Giuseppina Tuissi, Italian communist and Partisan (d. 1945)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Frank Bolle, American comic-strip artist, comic-book artist and illustrator

Births96 years ago

1925 - Miriam Karlin, English actress (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Art Modell, American businessman (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Anna Chennault, Chinese widow of Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, English microbiologist and parasitologist (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Magda Herzberger, Romanian author, poet and composer, survivor of the Holocaust

Births94 years ago

1926 - Annette Mbaye d'Erneville, Senegalese writer

Births94 years ago

1926 - Arnaldo Pomodoro, Italian sculptor

Births94 years ago

1927 - Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)

Births93 years ago

1927 - John Habgood, Baron Habgood, English archbishop

Births93 years ago

1928 - Jean Cione, American baseball player (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Klaus von Dohnányi, German politician

Births92 years ago

1928 - Michael Shaara, American author and academic (d. 1988)

Births92 years ago

1929 - June Carter Cash, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (d. 2003)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Mario Ghella, Italian racing cyclist

Births91 years ago

1930 - Donn F. Eisele, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1987)

Births90 years ago

1930 - John Elliott, English historian and academic

Births90 years ago

1930 - Francis Newall, 2nd Baron Newall, English businessman and politician

Births90 years ago

1930 - Anthony Thwaite, English poet, critic, and academic

Births90 years ago

1930 - Marie-Thérèse Houphouët-Boigny, former First Lady of Ivory Coast

Births90 years ago

1931 - Gunnar Uusi, Estonian chess player (d. 1981)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ola Ullsten, Swedish politician and diplomat (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Peter Millett, Baron Millett, English lawyer and judge

Births88 years ago

1934 - Keith Sutton, English bishop (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Bill Torrey, Canadian businessman (d. 2018)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Virbhadra Singh, Indian politician

Births86 years ago

1935 - Maurice Ferré, Puerto Rican-American politician, 32nd Mayor of Miami

Births85 years ago

1935 - Keith Burkinshaw, English footballer and manager

Births85 years ago

1936 - Richard Bach, American novelist and essayist

Births84 years ago

1936 - Costas Simitis, Greek economist, lawyer, and politician, 180th Prime Minister of Greece

Births84 years ago

1937 - Martti Ahtisaari, Finnish captain and politician, 10th President of Finland, Nobel Prize laureate

Births83 years ago

1937 - Alan Haselhurst, English academic and politician

Births83 years ago

1937 - Niki Sullivan, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Scott Burton, American sculptor (d. 1989)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Adam Faith, English singer (d. 2003)

Births80 years ago

1940 - George Feigley, American sex cult leader and two-time prison escapee (d. 2009)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Derry Irvine, Baron Irvine of Lairg, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain

Births80 years ago

1940 - Wilma Rudolph, American runner (d. 1994)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Mike Shrimpton, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish painter and musician (d. 1962)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Diana Trask, Australian singer-songwriter

Births80 years ago

1941 - Robert Hunter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Roger McDonald, Australian author and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - Keith Newton, English footballer (d. 1998)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow, English cosmologist and astrophysicist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Patrick Bokanowski, French filmmaker

Births77 years ago

1943 - Ellyn Kaschak, American psychologist and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - James Levine, American pianist and conductor

Births77 years ago

1945 - Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and author

Births75 years ago

1945 - John Garang, Sudanese colonel and politician, President of Southern Sudan (d. 2005)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Julian Hipwood, English polo player and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ted Shackelford, American actor

Births74 years ago

1947 - Bryan Brown, Australian actor and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Clarence Thomas, American lawyer and judge, United States Supreme Court Justice

Births72 years ago

1949 - Gordon Bray, Australian journalist and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1949 - Sheila Noakes, Baroness Noakes, English accountant and politician

Births71 years ago

1951 - Angelo Falcón, Puerto Rican-American political scientist, activist, and academic, founded the National Institute for Latino Policy

Births69 years ago

1951 - Michèle Mouton, French race car driver and manager

Births69 years ago

1951 - Raj Babbar, Indian actor and politician

Births69 years ago

1953 - Armen Sarkissian, Armenian physicist, politician and current President of Armenia

Births67 years ago

1955 - Pierre Corbeil, Canadian dentist and politician

Births65 years ago

1955 - Glenn Danzig, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jean Tigana, French footballer and manager

Births65 years ago

1956 - Daniel J. Drucker, Canadian academic and educator

Births64 years ago

1956 - Tony Hill, American football player and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Randy Jackson, American bass player and producer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Dave Houghton, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - Frances McDormand, American actress, winner of the Triple Crown of Acting

Births63 years ago

1960 - Donald Harrison, American saxophonist, composer, and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese composer and programmer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Richard Arnold, English lawyer and judge

Births59 years ago

1961 - Zoran Janjetov, Serbian singer and illustrator

Births59 years ago

1961 - LaSalle Thompson, American basketball player, coach, and manager

Births59 years ago

1962 - Chuck Billy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births58 years ago

1963 - Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Nicolas Marceau, Canadian economist and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tara Morice, Australian actress and singer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Joss Whedon, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Lou Yun, Chinese gymnast

Births56 years ago

1965 - Paul Arthurs, English guitarist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Sylvia Mathews Burwell, American government and non-profit executive

Births55 years ago

1965 - Peter O'Malley, Australian golfer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Chico DeBarge, American singer and pianist

Births54 years ago

1969 - Martin Klebba, American actor, producer, and stuntman

Births51 years ago

1970 - Robert Brooks, American football player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Martin Deschamps, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Yann Tiersen, French singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Fred Ewanuick, Canadian actor and producer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Félix Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Selma Blair, American actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Louis Van Amstel, Dutch dancer and choreographer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Zinedine Zidane, French footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1974 - Joel Edgerton, Australian actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mark Hendrickson, American basketball and baseball player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Kevin Dyson, American football player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - David Howell, English golfer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mike James, American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - KT Tunstall, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician

Births45 years ago

1976 - Wade Barrett, American soccer player and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Joe Becker, American guitarist and composer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Savvas Poursaitidis, Greek-Cypriot footballer and scout

Births44 years ago

1976 - Brandon Stokley, American football player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Paola Suárez, Argentinian tennis player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress and singer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Patrick Vieira, French footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1977 - Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Hayden Foxe, Australian footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jaan Jüris, Estonian ski jumper

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jason Mraz, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Shaun O'Hara, American football player and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1978 - Memphis Bleek, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Frederic Leclercq, French heavy metal musician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Matt Light, American football player and sportscaster

Births42 years ago

1979 - LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Becky Cloonan, American author and illustrator

Births40 years ago

1980 - Melissa Rauch, American actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Francesca Schiavone, Italian tennis player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Antony Costa, English singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Rolf Wacha, German rugby player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Derek Boogaard, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011)

Births38 years ago

1983 - Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - José Manuel Rojas, Chilean footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Duffy, Welsh singer-songwriter and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Takeshi Matsuda, Japanese swimmer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Levern Spencer, Saint Lucian high jumper

Births36 years ago

1985 - Marcel Reece, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Christy Altomare, American actress and singer songwriter

Births34 years ago

1987 - Alessia Filippi, Italian swimmer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Chet Faker, Australian singer-songwriter

Births32 years ago

1988 - Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jordan Nolan, Canadian ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Clevid Dikamona, French footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Vasek Pospisil, Canadian tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Laura Ràfols, Spanish footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Katie Armiger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births29 years ago

1992 - Luiza Galiulina, Uzbekistani gymnast

Births28 years ago

1992 - Nampalys Mendy, French footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Tim Anderson, American baseball player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Marvin Grumann, German footballer

Births27 years ago

2004 - Alexandra Trusova, Russian figure skater

Births16 years ago

Deaths

AD 79 - Vespasian, Roman emperor (b. AD 9)

Deaths

679 - Æthelthryth, English saint (b. 636)

Deaths

947 - Li Congyi, prince of Later Tang (b. 931)

Deaths

947 - Wang, imperial consort of Later Tang

Deaths1073 years ago

960 - Feng Yanji, chancellor of Southern Tang (b. 903)

Deaths

994 - Lothair Udo I, count of Stade (b. 950)

Deaths

1018 - Henry I, margrave of Austria

Deaths1002 years ago

1137 - Adalbert of Mainz, German archbishop

Deaths883 years ago

1222 - Constance of Aragon, Hungarian queen (b. 1179)

Deaths798 years ago

1290 - Henryk IV Probus, duke of Wrocław and high duke of Kraków (b. c. 1258)

Deaths730 years ago

1314 - Henry de Bohun, English knight

Deaths706 years ago
Deaths696 years ago

1343 - Giacomo Gaetani Stefaneschi, Italian cardinal (b. c. 1270)

Deaths677 years ago

1356 - Margaret II, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1311)

Deaths664 years ago

1537 - Pedro de Mendoza, Spanish conquistador (b. 1487)

Deaths483 years ago

1565 - Dragut, Ottoman admiral (b. 1485)

Deaths455 years ago

1582 - Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese commander (b. 1537)

Deaths438 years ago

1615 - Mashita Nagamori, Japanese daimyō (b. 1545)

Deaths405 years ago

1677 - William Louis, duke of Württemberg (b. 1647)

Deaths343 years ago

1686 - William Coventry, English politician (b. 1628)

Deaths334 years ago

1707 - John Mill, English theologian and author (b. 1645)

Deaths313 years ago

1733 - Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss paleontologist and scholar (b. 1672)

Deaths287 years ago

1770 - Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)

Deaths250 years ago

1775 - Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and author (b. 1692)

Deaths245 years ago

1779 - Mikael Sehul, Ethiopian warlord (b. 1691)

Deaths241 years ago

1806 - Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and philosopher (b. 1723)

Deaths214 years ago

1811 - Nicolau Tolentino de Almeida, Portuguese poet and author (b. 1740)

Deaths209 years ago

1832 - Sir James Hall, 4th Baronet, Scottish geologist and geophysicist (b. 1761)

Deaths188 years ago

1836 - James Mill, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1773)

Deaths184 years ago

1848 - Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este, Electress of Bavaria (b. 1776)

Deaths172 years ago

1856 - Ivan Kireyevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (b. 1806)

Deaths164 years ago

1881 - Matthias Jakob Schleiden, German botanist and academic (b. 1804)

Deaths139 years ago

1891 - Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist and academic (b. 1804)

Deaths129 years ago

1891 - Samuel Newitt Wood, American lawyer and politician (b. 1825)

Deaths129 years ago

1893 - William Fox, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1812)

Deaths127 years ago

1893 - Theophilus Shepstone, English-South African politician (b. 1817)

Deaths127 years ago

1914 - Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Indian guru and philosopher (b. 1838)

Deaths106 years ago

1945 - Giuseppina Tuissi, Italian journalist and activist (b. 1923)

Deaths75 years ago

1953 - Albert Gleizes, French painter (b. 1881)

Deaths67 years ago

1954 - Salih Omurtak, Turkish general (b. 1889)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Reinhold Glière, Russian composer and educator (b. 1875)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Boris Vian, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Hidir Lutfi, Iraqi poet. (b. 1880)

Deaths61 years ago

1969 - Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish runner (b. 1907)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Roscoe Turner, American soldier and pilot (b. 1895)

Deaths50 years ago

1973 - Gerry Birrell, Scottish race car driver (b. 1944)

Deaths47 years ago

1980 - Sanjay Gandhi, Indian engineer and politician (b. 1946)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Clyfford Still, American painter and academic (b. 1904)

Deaths40 years ago

1989 - Werner Best, German police officer and jurist (b. 1903)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Indian poet, actor, and politician (b. 1898)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Eric Andolsek, American football player (b. 1966)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Roger Grimsby, American journalist (b. 1928)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (b. 1914)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1918)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist and politician, 174th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Ray Lindwall, Australian cricketer and rugby player (b. 1921)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist (b. 1936)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish-American actress (b. 1911)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Peter Dubovský, Slovak footballer (b. 1972)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Pedro Alcázar, Panamanian boxer (b. 1975)

Deaths18 years ago

2005 - Shana Alexander, American journalist and author (b. 1926)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet and critic (b. 1925)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Aaron Spelling, American actor, producer, and screenwriter, founded Spelling Television (b. 1923)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Rod Beck, American baseball player (b. 1968)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Claudio Capone, Italian-Scottish actor (b. 1952)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Arthur Chung, Guyanan surveyor and politician, 1st President of Guyana (b. 1918)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Marian Glinka, Polish actor and bodybuilder (b. 1943)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Raymond Berthiaume, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1931)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Ed McMahon, American game show host and announcer (b. 1923)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Jerri Nielsen, American physician and explorer (b. 1952)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - John Burton, Australian public servant and diplomat (b. 1915)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Fred Steiner, American composer and conductor (b. 1923)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - James Durbin, English economist and statistician (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Brigitte Engerer, French pianist and educator (b. 1952)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Alan McDonald, Northern Ireland footballer and manager (b. 1963)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Frank Chee Willeto, American soldier and politician, 4th Vice President of the Navajo Nation (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Walter J. Zable, American football player and businessman, founded the Cubic Corporation (b. 1915)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Bobby Bland, American singer-songwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gary David Goldberg, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frank Kelso, American admiral and politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kurt Leichtweiss, German mathematician and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Richard Matheson, American author and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Darryl Read, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sharon Stouder, American swimmer (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Nancy Garden, American author (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Euros Lewis, Welsh cricketer (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Paula Kent Meehan, American businesswoman, co-founded Redken (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Miguel Facussé Barjum, Honduran businessman (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nirmala Joshi, Indian nun, lawyer, and social worker (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Dick Van Patten, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Ralph Stanley, American singer and banjo player (b. 1927)

Deaths4 years ago

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