Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Madagascar from France in 1960. (Madagascar)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of British Somaliland from the British in 1960. (Somalia)

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

Events

4 AD - Augustus adopts Tiberius.

Events

221 - Roman emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.

Events

363 - Roman emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sasanian Empire.

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684 - Pope Benedict II is chosen.

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699 - En no Ozuno, a Japanese mystic and apothecary who will later be regarded as the founder of a folk religion Shugendō, is banished to Izu Ōshima.

Events

1243 - Mongols defeat the Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Köse Dağ.

Events777 years ago

1295 - Przemysł II crowned king of Poland, following Ducal period. The white eagle is added to the Polish coat of arms.

Events725 years ago

1409 - Western Schism: The Roman Catholic Church is led into a double schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander V after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.

Events611 years ago

1460 - Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, and Edward, Earl of March, land in England with a rebel army and march on London.

Events560 years ago

1483 - Richard III becomes King of England.

Events537 years ago

1522 - Ottomans begin the second Siege of Rhodes.

Events498 years ago

1541 - Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego de Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.

Events479 years ago
Events441 years ago

1718 - Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.

Events302 years ago

1723 - After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrenders to the Russians.

Events297 years ago

1740 - A combined force of Spanish, free blacks and allied Indians defeat a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose near St. Augustine during the War of Jenkins' Ear.

Events280 years ago

1794 - French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Fleurus marked the first successful military use of aircraft.

Events226 years ago

1830 - William IV becomes king of Britain and Hanover.

Events190 years ago

1843 - Treaty of Nanking comes into effect, Hong Kong Island is ceded to the British "in perpetuity".

Events177 years ago

1848 - End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.

Events172 years ago

1857 - The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.

Events163 years ago

1870 - The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.

Events150 years ago

1886 - Henri Moissan isolated elemental Fluorine for the first time.

Events134 years ago

1889 - Bangui is founded by Albert Dolisie and Alfred Uzac in what was then the upper reaches of the French Congo.

Events131 years ago

1906 - The first Grand Prix motor racing event held.

Events114 years ago

1909 - The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.

Events111 years ago

1917 - World War I: The American Expeditionary Forces begin to arrive in France. They will first enter combat four months later.

Events103 years ago

1924 - The American occupation of the Dominican Republic ends after eight years.

Events96 years ago

1927 - The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.

Events93 years ago

1934 - United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.

Events86 years ago

1936 - Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.

Events84 years ago

1940 - World War II: Under the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: Soviet planes bomb Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.

Events79 years ago

1942 - The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: San Marino, a neutral state, is mistakenly bombed by the RAF based on faulty information, leading to 35 civilian deaths.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Battle of Osuchy in Osuchy, Poland, one of the largest battles between Nazi Germany and Polish resistance forces, ends with the defeat of the latter.

Events76 years ago
Events75 years ago

1948 - Cold War: The first supply flights are made in response to the Berlin Blockade.

Events72 years ago

1948 - William Shockley files the original patent for the grown-junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.

Events72 years ago

1948 - Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine.

Events72 years ago

1952 - The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewide labour parties.

Events68 years ago

1953 - Lavrentiy Beria, head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.

Events67 years ago

1955 - The South African Congress Alliance adopts the Freedom Charter at the Congress of the People in Kliptown.

Events65 years ago

1959 - Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson becomes world champion of heavy weight boxing, by defeating American Floyd Patterson on technical knockout after two minutes and three seconds in the third round at Yankee Stadium.

Events61 years ago

1960 - The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.

Events60 years ago

1960 - Madagascar gains its independence from France.

Events60 years ago

1963 - Cold War: U.S. President John F. Kennedy gave his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, underlining the support of the United States for democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall.

Events57 years ago

1967 - Karol Wojtyła (later John Paul II) made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.

Events53 years ago

1974 - The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.

Events46 years ago

1975 - Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

Events45 years ago

1977 - Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana at Market Square Arena.

Events43 years ago

1978 - Air Canada Flight 189, flying to Toronto, overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of the 107 passengers on board perish.

Events42 years ago
Events29 years ago

1995 - Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup d'état.

Events25 years ago

2000 - The Human Genome Project announces the completion of a "rough draft" sequence.

Events20 years ago

2003 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.

Events17 years ago

2006 - Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.

Events14 years ago

2007 - Pope Benedict XVI reinstates the traditional laws of papal election in which a successful candidate must receive two-thirds of the votes.

Events13 years ago

2008 - A suicide bomber dressed as an Iraqi policeman detonates an explosive vest, killing 25 people.

Events12 years ago

2012 - The Waldo Canyon fire descends into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood in Colorado Springs burning 347 homes in a matter of hours and killing two people.

Events8 years ago

2013 - Riots in China's Xinjiang region kill at least 36 people and injure 21 others.

Events7 years ago

2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5–4, that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Events7 years ago

2015 - Five different terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, Somalia, Kuwait, and Syria occurred on what was dubbed Bloody Friday by international media. Upwards of 750 people were either killed or injured in these uncoordinated attacks.

Events5 years ago

2015 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5–4, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Events5 years ago

Births

Births
Births621 years ago
Births445 years ago

1581 - San Pedro Claver, Spanish Jesuit saint (d. 1654)

Births439 years ago

1600 - Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, Spanish-born bishop and viceroy of New Spain (d. 1659)

Births420 years ago
Births339 years ago

1689 - Edward Holyoke, American pastor and academic (d. 1769)

Births331 years ago

1694 - Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768)

Births326 years ago

1699 - Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin, French businesswoman (d. 1777)

Births321 years ago

1702 - Philip Doddridge, English hymn-writer and educator (d. 1751)

Births318 years ago

1703 - Thomas Clap, American minister and academic (d. 1767)

Births317 years ago
Births294 years ago

1730 - Charles Messier, French astronomer and academic (d. 1817)

Births290 years ago

1764 - Jan Paweł Łuszczewski, Polish politician (d. 1812)

Births256 years ago

1796 - Jan Paweł Lelewel, Polish painter and engineer (d. 1847)

Births224 years ago

1798 - Wolfgang Menzel, German poet and critic (d. 1873)

Births222 years ago

1817 - Branwell Brontë, English painter and poet (d. 1848)

Births203 years ago

1819 - Abner Doubleday, American general (d. 1893)

Births201 years ago

1821 - Bartolomé Mitre, Argentinian soldier, journalist, and politician, 6th President of Argentina (d. 1906)

Births199 years ago

1824 - William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish physicist and engineer (d. 1907)

Births196 years ago

1835 - Thomas W. Knox, American journalist and author (d. 1896)

Births185 years ago

1839 - Sam Watkins, American soldier and author (d. 1901)

Births181 years ago

1852 - Daoud Corm, Lebanese painter (d. 1930)

Births168 years ago

1854 - Robert Laird Borden, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1937)

Births166 years ago

1865 - Bernard Berenson, Lithuanian-American historian and author (d. 1959)

Births155 years ago

1866 - George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English archaeologist and banker (d. 1923)

Births154 years ago

1869 - Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish journalist and author (d. 1954)

Births151 years ago

1878 - Leopold Löwenheim, German mathematician and logician (d. 1957)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Mitchell Lewis, American actor (d. 1956)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli linguist, poet, and playwright (d. 1960)

Births139 years ago

1892 - Pearl S. Buck, American novelist, essayist, short story writer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Dorothy Fuldheim, American journalist and author (d. 1989)

Births127 years ago

1895 - George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player and politician (d. 1950)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Willy Messerschmitt, German engineer and businessman (d. 1978)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Chesty Puller, US general (d. 1971)

Births122 years ago
Births121 years ago

1901 - Stuart Symington, American lieutenant and politician, 1st United States Secretary of the Air Force (d. 1988)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Hugues Cuénod, Swiss tenor and educator (d. 2010)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Big Bill Broonzy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1958)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer and academic (d. 1951)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Peter Lorre, Slovak-American actor and singer (d. 1964)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Lynd Ward, American author and illustrator (d. 1985)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer (d. 1974)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Viktor Schreckengost, American sculptor and educator (d. 2008)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Salvador Allende, Chilean physician and politician, 29th President of Chile (d. 1973)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Colonel Tom Parker, Dutch-American talent manager (d. 1997)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Wolfgang Reitherman, German-American animator, director, and producer (d. 1985)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American golfer and basketball player (d. 1956)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Bronisław Żurakowski, Polish pilot and engineer (d. 2009)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Aimé Césaire, French poet, author, and politician (d. 2008)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Maurice Wilkes, English computer scientist and physicist (d. 2010)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Laurie Lee, English author and poet (d. 1997)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, European royalty (d. 2001)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Paul Castellano, American gangster (d. 1985)

Births105 years ago

1915 - George Haigh, English professional footballer (d. 2019)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Charlotte Zolotow, American author and poet (d. 2013)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (d. 1988)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Giuseppe Taddei, Italian actor and singer (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Idriz Ajeti, Albanian albanologist (d. 2019)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Leo Rosner, Polish-born Austrian Jewish musician (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Raleigh Rhodes, American combat fighter pilot (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1918 - J. B. Fuqua, American entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 2006)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Richard Neustadt, American political scientist and academic (d. 2003)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Jimmy Newberry, American pitcher (d. 1983)

Births101 years ago

1919 - George Athan Billias, American historian (d. 2018)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Donald M. Ashton, English art director (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Jean-Pierre Roy, Canadian-American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Violette Szabo, French secret agent (d. 1945)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Robert Everett, American computer scientist (d. 2018)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Walter Farley, American author (d. 1989)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Eleanor Parker, American actress (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Enzo Apicella, English artist, cartoonist, designer, and restaurateur (d. 2018)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Franz-Paul Decker, German conductor (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Ed Bearss, American veteran of World War II

Births97 years ago

1924 - Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher and author (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1924 - James W. McCord Jr., CIA officer (d. 2017)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Pavel Belyayev, Russian soldier, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1970)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Wolfgang Unzicker, German chess player (d. 2006)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Jean Frydman, French resistant and businessman

Births95 years ago

1926 - Kenny Baker, American fiddler (d.2011)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Mahendra Bhatnagar, Indian poet

Births94 years ago

1926 - Fernando Mönckeberg Barros, Chilean surgeon

Births94 years ago

1926 - Dinu Zamfirescu, Romanian politician

Births94 years ago

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

Births93 years ago

1928 - Jacob Druckman, American composer and academic (d. 1996)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Yoshiro Nakamatsu, Japanese inventor

Births92 years ago

1928 - Bill Sheffield, American politician; 5th Governor of Alaska

Births92 years ago

1928 - Samuel Belzberg, Canadian businessman and philanthropist

Births92 years ago

1929 - June Bronhill, Australian soprano and actress (d. 2005)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Fred Bruemmer, Latvian-Canadian photographer and author (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Milton Glaser, American illustrator and graphic designer

Births91 years ago

1930 - Jackie Fargo, American wrestler and trainer (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Wolfgang Schwanitz, East German secret police

Births90 years ago

1931 - Colin Wilson, English philosopher and author (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Robert Colbert, American actor

Births89 years ago

1932 - Dame Marguerite Pindling, Bahamian politician; Governor-General of the Bahamas

Births88 years ago

1932 - Don Valentine, American venture capitalist

Births88 years ago

1933 - Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Gene Green, American baseball player (d. 1981)

Births87 years ago

1933 - David Winnick, English politician

Births87 years ago

1934 - Dave Grusin, American pianist and composer

Births86 years ago

1934 - Toru Goto, Japanese swimmer

Births86 years ago

1935 - Carlo Facetti, Italian race car driver

Births85 years ago

1935 - Sandro Riminucci, Italian basketball player

Births85 years ago

1935 - Dwight York, American singer

Births85 years ago

1936 - Benjamin Adekunle, Nigerian general (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Hal Greer, American basketball player (d. 2018)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Robert Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart, Scottish politician

Births84 years ago

1936 - Edith Pearlman, American short story writer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jean-Claude Turcotte, Canadian cardinal (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Nancy Willard, American author and poet (d. 2017)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Reggie Workman, American bassist and composer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Neil Abercrombie, American sociologist and politician, 7th Governor of Hawaii

Births82 years ago

1938 - Billy Davis Jr., American pop-soul singer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Gerald North, American climatologist and academic

Births82 years ago

1939 - Chuck Robb, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th Governor of Virginia

Births81 years ago

1939 - Zainuddin Maidin, Malaysian politician

Births81 years ago

1941 - Yves Beauchemin, Canadian author and academic

Births79 years ago

1942 - J.J. Dillon, American wrestler and manager

Births78 years ago

1942 - Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and politician, Brazilian Minister of Culture

Births78 years ago

1943 - Georgie Fame, English singer, pianist, and keyboard player

Births77 years ago

1943 - Warren Farrell, American author and educator

Births77 years ago

1944 - Gennady Zyuganov, Russian colonel and politician

Births76 years ago

1946 - Candace Pert, American neuroscientist and pharmacologist (d. 2013)

Births74 years ago

1949 - Fredric Brandt, American dermatologist and author (d. 2015)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Adrian Gurvitz, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Mary Styles Harris, American biologist and geneticist

Births71 years ago

1951 - Gary Gilmour, Australian cricketer and manager (d. 2014)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Gordon McQueen, Scottish footballer and manager

Births68 years ago

1954 - Luis Arconada, Spanish footballer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Mick Jones, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Gedde Watanabe, American actor

Births65 years ago

1956 - Chris Isaak, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births64 years ago

1956 - Catherine Samba-Panza, interim president of the Central African Republic

Births64 years ago

1956 - Patrick Mercer, English colonel and politician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Al Hunter Ashton, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2007)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Philippe Couillard, Canadian surgeon and politician, 31st Premier of Quebec

Births63 years ago

1957 - Patty Smyth, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births63 years ago

1959 - Mark McKinney, Canadian actor and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Mark Durkan, Irish politician

Births60 years ago

1961 - Greg LeMond, American cyclist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Terri Nunn, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jerome Kersey, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian-Swiss businessman and philanthropist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mark McClellan, American economist and politician

Births57 years ago

1963 - Harriet Wheeler, English singer-songwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Tommi Mäkinen, Finnish race car driver

Births56 years ago

1966 - Dany Boon, French actor, director, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kirk McLean, Canadian ice hockey player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jürgen Reil, American drummer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Inha Babakova, Ukrainian high jumper

Births53 years ago

1967 - Olivier Dahan, French director and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, Icelandic lecturer and politician, 6th President of Iceland

Births52 years ago

1968 - Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Shannon Sharpe, American football player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Colin Greenwood, English bass player and songwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Geir Moen, Norwegian sprinter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mike Myers, American baseball player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Paul Thomas Anderson, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Paul Bitok, Kenyan runner

Births50 years ago

1970 - Irv Gotti, American record producer, co-founded Murder Inc Records

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sean Hayes, American actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Adam Ndlovu, Zimbabwean footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Chris O'Donnell, American actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Nick Offerman, American actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper and police officer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Gretchen Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1974 - Derek Jeter, American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jason Kendall, American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Chris Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Terry Skiverton, English footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1976 - Ed Jovanovski, Canadian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Pommie Mbangwa, Zimbabwean cricketer and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - Chad Pennington, American football player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - Dave Rubin, American political commentator

Births44 years ago

1977 - Quincy Lewis, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1979 - Ryō Fukuda, Japanese race car driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Walter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ryan Tedder, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Hamílton Hênio Ferreira Calheiros, Togolese footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Michael Jackson, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jason Schwartzman, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Chris Shelton, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Michael Vick, American football player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Natalya Antyukh, Russian sprinter and hurdler

Births39 years ago

1981 - Paolo Cannavaro, Italian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kanako Kondō, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Takashi Toritani, Japanese baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Zuzana Kučová, Slovak tennis player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Vinícius Rodrigues Almeida, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nick Compton, South African-English cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Toyonoshima Daiki, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Felipe Melo, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Antonio Rosati, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Indila, French singer

Births36 years ago

1984 - José Juan Barea, Puerto Rican-American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Yankuba Ceesay, Gambian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Elijah Dukes, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Raymond Felton, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Priscah Jeptoo, Kenyan runner

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jūlija Tepliha, Latvian figure skater

Births36 years ago

1984 - Deron Williams, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Preslava, Bulgarian singer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Tibetan spiritual leader, 17th Karmapa Lama

Births35 years ago

1986 - Duvier Riascos, Colombian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian race car driver

Births33 years ago

1987 - Samir Nasri, French footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Oliver Stang, German footballer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Belaynesh Oljira, Ethiopian runner

Births30 years ago

1990 - Igor Subbotin, Estonian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Houssem Chemali, French footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Diego Falcinelli, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Dustin Martin, Australian rules footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Joel Campbell, Costa Rican footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Rudy Gobert, French basketball player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Ariana Grande, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births27 years ago

1994 - Hollie Arnold, English javelin thrower

Births26 years ago

1994 - Leonard Carow, German actor

Births26 years ago

1997 - Baek Ye-rin, South Korean singer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Callum Taylor, English cricketer

Births23 years ago

2002 - Chandler Smith, American racing driver

Births18 years ago

2009 - Yesha Camile, Filipino child actress

Births11 years ago

Deaths

116 BC - Ptolemy VIII, king of Egypt

Deaths

363 - Julian the Apostate, Roman emperor (b. 332)

Deaths

405 - Vigilius, bishop of Trent (b. 353)

Deaths

822 - Saichō, Japanese Buddhist monk (b. 767)

Deaths

969 - George El Mozahem, Egyptian martyr (b. 940)

Deaths

985 - Ramiro III, king of León

Deaths

1090 - Jaromír, bishop of Prague

Deaths930 years ago

1095 - Robert, bishop of Hereford

Deaths925 years ago

1265 - Anne of Bohemia, duchess of Silesia (b. 1203 or 1204)

Deaths755 years ago

1274 - Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Persian scientist and writer (b. 1201)

Deaths746 years ago

1487 - John Argyropoulos, Byzantine philosopher and scholar (b. 1415)

Deaths533 years ago

1541 - Francisco Pizarro, Spanish explorer and politician, Governor of New Castile (b. c. 1471)

Deaths479 years ago

1574 - Gabriel, comte de Montgomery, captain of the Scottish Guard of Henry II of France (b. 1530)

Deaths446 years ago

1688 - Ralph Cudworth, English philosopher and academic (b. 1617)

Deaths332 years ago

1752 - Giulio Alberoni, Spanish cardinal (b. 1664)

Deaths268 years ago

1757 - Maximilian Ulysses Browne, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)

Deaths263 years ago

1784 - Caesar Rodney, American lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Delaware (b. 1728)

Deaths236 years ago

1793 - James Dickey, Irish revolutionary (b. 1776)

Deaths227 years ago

1793 - Gilbert White, English ornithologist and ecologist (b. 1720)

Deaths227 years ago

1795 - Johannes Jährig, German linguist and translator (b. 1747)

Deaths225 years ago

1808 - Ludwik Tyszkiewicz, Polish poet and politician (b. 1748)

Deaths212 years ago

1810 - Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, French inventor, co-invented the hot air balloon (b. 1740)

Deaths210 years ago
Deaths190 years ago

1836 - Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French soldier and composer (b. 1760)

Deaths184 years ago

1856 - Max Stirner, German philosopher and author (b. 1806)

Deaths164 years ago

1870 - Armand Barbès, French lawyer and politician (b. 1809)

Deaths150 years ago
Deaths142 years ago

1879 - Richard H. Anderson, American general (b. 1821)

Deaths141 years ago

1883 - Edward Sabine, Irish-English astronomer, geophysicist, and ornithologist (b. 1788)

Deaths137 years ago

1918 - Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and author (b. 1843)

Deaths102 years ago
Deaths98 years ago

1927 - Armand Guillaumin, French painter (b. 1841)

Deaths93 years ago

1932 - Adelaide Ames, American astronomer and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths88 years ago

1932 - William Murray McPherson, Australian politician, 31st Premier of Victoria (b. 1865)

Deaths88 years ago

1938 - James Weldon Johnson, American poet, lawyer and politician (b. 1871)

Deaths82 years ago

1938 - Daria Pratt, American golfer (b. 1859)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Ford Madox Ford, English novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1873)

Deaths81 years ago

1943 - Karl Landsteiner, Austrian biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Emil Hácha, Czech lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1872)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Max Kögel, German SS officer (b. 1895)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Yōsuke Matsuoka, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1880)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - R. B. Bennett, Canadian lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1870)

Deaths73 years ago

1949 - Kim Koo, South Korean educator and politician, 13th President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)

Deaths71 years ago

1955 - Engelbert Zaschka, German engineer (b. 1895)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Clifford Brown, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1930)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Richie Powell, American pianist (b. 1931)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Alfred Döblin, Polish-German physician and author (b. 1878)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Malcolm Lowry, English novelist and poet (b. 1909)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - George Orton, Canadian runner and hurdler (b. 1873)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and scholar (b. 1888)

Deaths62 years ago

1964 - Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian businessman (b. 1889)

Deaths56 years ago

1967 - Françoise Dorléac, French actress and singer (b. 1942)

Deaths53 years ago

1975 - Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish priest and saint (b. 1902)

Deaths45 years ago

1979 - Akwasi Afrifa, Ghanaian soldier and politician, 3rd Head of State of Ghana (b. 1936)

Deaths41 years ago

1989 - Howard Charles Green, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Canadian Minister of Public Works (b. 1895)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Anni Blomqvist, Finnish author (b. 1909)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Buddy Rogers, American wrestler (b. 1921)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Roy Campanella, American baseball player and coach (b. 1921)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - William H. Riker, American political scientist and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi author and activist (b. 1929)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist (b. 1958)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Necmettin Hacıeminoğlu, Turkish linguist and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Don Hutson, American football player and coach (b. 1913)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Hacı Sabancı, Turkish businessman and philanthropist (b. 1935)

Deaths22 years ago

2002 - Jay Berwanger, American football player (b. 1914)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Arnold Brown, English-Canadian 11th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1913)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon footballer (b. 1975)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Denis Thatcher, English soldier and businessman (b. 1915)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Strom Thurmond, American general, lawyer, and politician, 103rd Governor of South Carolina (b. 1902)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ott Arder, Estonian poet and translator (b. 1950)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Yash Johar, Indian film producer, founded Dharma Productions (b. 1929)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Tõnno Lepmets, Estonian basketball player (b. 1938)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Richard Whiteley, English journalist and game show host (b. 1943)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Tommy Wonder, Dutch magician (b. 1953)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer, founded Liz Claiborne (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Joey Sadler, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1914)

Deaths13 years ago

2010 - Algirdas Brazauskas, Lithuanian engineer and politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Harald Keres, Estonian physicist and academic (b. 1912)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Edith Fellows, American actress (b. 1923)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Jan van Beveren, Dutch footballer and coach (b. 1948)

Deaths9 years ago
Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Pat Cummings, American basketball player (b. 1956)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Nora Ephron, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mario O'Hara, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Doris Singleton, American actress (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Risley C. Triche, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpet player and composer (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Edward Huggins Johnstone, Brazilian-American sergeant and judge (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Byron Looper, American politician (b. 1964)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Justin Miller, American baseball player (b. 1977)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Marc Rich, Belgian-American businessman (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Howard Baker, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 12th White House Chief of Staff (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bill Frank, American-Canadian football player (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rollin King, American businessman, co-founded Southwest Airlines (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bob Mischak, American football player and coach (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Julius Rudel, Austrian-American conductor (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Yevgeny Primakov, Ukrainian-Russian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Chris Thompson, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1952)

Deaths5 years ago

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