Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Vardavar can fall, while August 1 is the latest; celebrated on the 14th weeks after Easter (Armenia)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Vidovdan, celebrating St. Vitus and an important day in Serbian history. (Eastern Orthodox Church)

Holidays and observances

Tau Day, a day similar to Pi Day celebrating the number Tau, which is equivalent to 2*Pi.

Holidays and observances


572 - Assassination of Alboin, King of the Lombards.


1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.

Events922 years ago

1360 - Muhammed VI becomes the tenth Nasrid king of Granada after killing his brother-in-law Ismail II.

Events660 years ago

1461 - Edward IV is crowned King of England.

Events559 years ago

1519 - Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

Events501 years ago

1575 - Sengoku period of Japan: The combined forces of Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu are victorious in the Battle of Nagashino.

Events445 years ago

1635 - Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.

Events385 years ago

1651 - The Battle of Berestechko between Poland and Ukraine starts.

Events369 years ago
Events311 years ago

1745 - A New England colonial army captures the French fortifications at Louisbourg (New Style).

Events275 years ago

1776 - American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Sullivan's Island ends with the American victory, leading to the commemoration of Carolina Day.

Events244 years ago

1776 - American Revolutionary War: Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.

Events244 years ago

1778 - American Revolutionary War: The American Continentals engage the British in the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse resulting in standstill and British withdrawal under cover of darkness.

Events242 years ago

1797 - French troops disembark in Corfu, beginning the French rule in the Ionian Islands.

Events223 years ago

1807 - Second British invasion of the Río de la Plata; John Whitelocke lands at Ensenada on an attempt to recapture Buenos Aires and is defeated by the locals.

Events213 years ago
Events182 years ago
Events179 years ago

1846 - Adolphe Sax patents the saxophone.

Events174 years ago

1855 - Sigma Chi fraternity is founded in North America.

Events165 years ago

1859 - The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Events161 years ago

1865 - The Army of the Potomac is disbanded.

Events155 years ago

1880 - Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.

Events140 years ago

1881 - The Austro–Serbian Alliance of 1881 is secretly signed.

Events139 years ago

1882 - The Anglo-French Convention of 1882 marks the territorial boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Events138 years ago

1894 - Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.

Events126 years ago

1895 - The United States Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis’s claim to Barony of Arizona is "wholly fictitious and fraudulent."

Events125 years ago

1896 - An explosion in the Newton Coal Company's Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston, Pennsylvania results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners.

Events124 years ago

1902 - The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.

Events118 years ago

1904 - The SS Norge runs aground on Hasselwood Rock in the North Atlantic 430 kilometres (270 mi) northwest of Ireland. More than 635 people die during the sinking.

Events116 years ago

1911 - The Nakhla meteorite, the first one to suggest signs of aqueous processes on Mars, falls to Earth, landing in Egypt.

Events109 years ago

1914 - Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo; this is the casus belli of World War I.

Events106 years ago

1917 - World War I: Greece joins the Allied powers.

Events103 years ago

1919 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending the state of war between Germany and the Allies of World War I.

Events101 years ago

1921 - Serbian King Alexander I proclaims the new constitution of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, known thereafter as the Vidovdan Constitution.

Events99 years ago

1922 - The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.

Events98 years ago

1926 - Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.

Events94 years ago

1936 - The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.

Events84 years ago

1940 - Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union after facing an ultimatum.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: Nazi Germany starts its strategic summer offensive against the Soviet Union, codenamed Case Blue.

Events78 years ago

1945 - Poland's Soviet-allied Provisional Government of National Unity is formed over a month after V-E Day.

Events75 years ago

1948 - Cold War: The Tito–Stalin Split results in the expulsion of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia from the Cominform.

Events72 years ago

1948 - Boxer Dick Turpin beats Vince Hawkins at Villa Park in Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era.

Events72 years ago

1950 - Korean War: Suspected communist sympathizers (between as many as 100,000 to 200,000) are executed in the Bodo League massacre.

Events70 years ago

1950 - Korean War: Packed with its own refugees fleeing Seoul and leaving their 5th Division stranded, South Korean forces blow up the Hangang Bridge in an attempt to slow North Korea's offensive. The city falls later that day.

Events70 years ago
Events70 years ago

1956 - in Poznań, workers from HCP factory go to the streets, sparking one of the first major protests against communist government both in Poland and Europe.

Events64 years ago
Events56 years ago

1969 - Stonewall riots begin in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.

Events51 years ago

1973 - Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.

Events47 years ago

1976 - The Angolan court sentences US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.

Events44 years ago

1978 - The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.

Events42 years ago

1981 - A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of the Islamic Republican Party.

Events39 years ago

1987 - For the first time in military history, a civilian population is targeted for chemical attack when Iraqi warplanes bombed the Iranian town of Sardasht.

Events33 years ago

1989 - On the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo, Slobodan Milošević delivers the Gazimestan speech at the site of the historic battle.

Events31 years ago

1997 - Holyfield–Tyson II: Mike Tyson is disqualified in the third round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield's ear.

Events23 years ago

2001 - Slobodan Milošević is extradited to the ICTY in The Hague to stand trial.

Events19 years ago

2004 - Iraq War: Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.

Events16 years ago

2009 - Honduran president Manuel Zelaya is ousted by a local military coup following a failed request to hold a referendum to rewrite the Honduran Constitution. This was the start of the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis.

Events11 years ago

2016 - A terrorist attack in Turkey's Istanbul Atatürk Airport kills 42 people and injures more than 230 others.

Events4 years ago


751 - Carloman I, king of the Franks (d. 771)


1243 - Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (d. 1304)

Births777 years ago
Births576 years ago

1476 - Pope Paul IV (d. 1559)

Births544 years ago

1490 - Albert of Brandenburg, German archbishop (d. 1545)

Births530 years ago
Births529 years ago

1503 - Giovanni della Casa, Italian author and poet (d. 1556)

Births517 years ago

1547 - Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian organist and composer (d. 1599)

Births473 years ago

1557 - Philip Howard, 20th Earl of Arundel, English nobleman (d. 1595)

Births463 years ago

1560 - Giovanni Paolo Lascaris, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller (d. 1657)

Births460 years ago

1573 - Henry Danvers, 1st Earl of Danby, English noble (d. 1644)

Births447 years ago

1577 - Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter and diplomat (d. 1640)

Births443 years ago

1582 - William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English politician (d. 1662)

Births438 years ago

1604 - Heinrich Albert, German composer and poet (d. 1651)

Births416 years ago

1641 - Marie Casimire Louise de La Grange d'Arquien, consort to King John III Sobieski (d. 1716)

Births379 years ago

1653 - Muhammad Azam Shah, Mughal emperor (d. 1707)

Births367 years ago

1703 - John Wesley, English cleric and theologian (d. 1791)

Births317 years ago

1712 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher and polymath (d. 1778)

Births308 years ago

1719 - Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French general and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1785)

Births301 years ago

1734 - Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French organist and composer (d. 1794)

Births286 years ago

1742 - William Hooper, American physician, lawyer, and politician (d. 1790)

Births278 years ago

1824 - Paul Broca, French physician, anatomist, and anthropologist (d. 1880)

Births196 years ago

1825 - Emil Erlenmeyer, German chemist (d. 1909)

Births195 years ago

1831 - Joseph Joachim, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1907)

Births189 years ago

1836 - Emmanuel Rhoides, Greek journalist and author (d. 1904)

Births184 years ago

1844 - John Boyle O'Reilly, Irish-born poet, journalist and fiction writer (d. 1890)

Births176 years ago

1852 - Charles Cruft, English showman, founded Crufts Dog Show (d. 1938)

Births168 years ago

1867 - Luigi Pirandello, Italian dramatist, novelist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

Births153 years ago

1873 - Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician and academic (d. 1941)

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1879 - Wilhelm Steinkopf, German chemist (d. 1949)

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1880 - John Meyers, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1971)

Births140 years ago

1883 - Pierre Laval, French soldier and politician, 101st Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)

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1884 - Lamina Sankoh, Sierra Leonean banker and politician (d. 1964)

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1888 - George Challenor, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1947)

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1888 - Stefi Geyer, Hungarian violinist and educator (d. 1956)

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1891 - Esther Forbes, American historian and author (d. 1968)

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1891 - Carl Spaatz, American general (d. 1974)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Carl Panzram, American serial killer (d. 1930)

Births128 years ago

1893 - August Zamoyski, Polish-French sculptor (d. 1970)

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1894 - Francis Hunter, American tennis player (d. 1981)

Births126 years ago

1902 - Richard Rodgers, American playwright and composer (d. 1979)

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1906 - Maria Goeppert Mayer, Polish-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Mazie Ford, American supercentenarian

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1907 - Jimmy Mundy, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1983)

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1907 - Yvonne Sylvain, First female Haitian physician (d. 1989)

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1909 - Eric Ambler, English author and screenwriter (d. 1998)

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1912 - Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (d. 2007)

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1913 - Franz Antel, Austrian director and producer (d. 2007)

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1913 - George Lloyd, English soldier and composer (d. 1998)

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1913 - Walter Oesau, German colonel and pilot (d. 1944)

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1914 - Aribert Heim, Austrian SS physician and Nazi war criminal (d. 1992)

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1917 - A. E. Hotchner, American author and playwright

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1919 - Joseph P. Lordi, American government official (d. 1983)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Clarissa Eden, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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1921 - P. V. Narasimha Rao, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (d. 2004)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Lloyd La Beach, Panamanian sprinter and long jumper (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Hans Frauenfelder, American physicist and biophysicist

Births98 years ago

1923 - Pete Candoli, American trumpet player (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentinian race car driver (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Gaye Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Roy Austen-Smith, Royal Air Force officer

Births96 years ago

1925 - Ray Boyle, American actor

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1926 - George Booth, American cartoonist

Births94 years ago

1926 - Mel Brooks, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births94 years ago

1926 - Robert Ledley, American academic and inventor (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Correlli Barnett, English historian and author

Births93 years ago

1927 - Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Hans Blix, Swedish politician and diplomat, 33rd Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births92 years ago

1928 - Patrick Hemingway, American writer

Births92 years ago

1928 - Harold Evans, English-American historian and journalist

Births92 years ago

1928 - Peter Heine, South African cricketer (d. 2005)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Cyril Smith, English politician (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Alfred Miodowicz, Polish politician

Births91 years ago

1930 - William C. Campbell, Irish-American biologist and parasitologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births90 years ago

1930 - Itamar Franco, Brazilian engineer and politician, 33rd President of Brazil (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jack Gold, English director and producer (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Hans Alfredson, Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter

Births89 years ago

1931 - Junior Johnson, American race car driver (d. 2019)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (d. 1995)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Pat Morita, American actor (d. 2005)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist and politician (d. 2011)

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Births86 years ago

1934 - Roy Gilchrist, Jamaican cricketer (d. 2001)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Bette Greene, American journalist and author

Births86 years ago

1934 - Carl Levin, American lawyer and politician

Births86 years ago

1934 - Georges Wolinski, Tunisian-French journalist and cartoonist (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1935 - John Inman, English actor (d. 2007)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Chuck Howley, American football player

Births84 years ago

1937 - George Knudson, Canadian golfer (d. 1989)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Fernand Labrie, Canadian endocrinologist and academic

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ron Luciano, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1995)

Births83 years ago

1938 - John Byner, American actor and comedian

Births82 years ago

1938 - Leon Panetta, American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of Defense

Births82 years ago

1938 - S. Sivamaharajah, Sri Lankan Tamil newspaper publisher and politician (d. 2006)

Births82 years ago
Births82 years ago

1939 - Klaus Schmiegel, German chemist

Births81 years ago

1940 - Karpal Singh, Malaysian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births80 years ago

1941 - Al Downing, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births79 years ago

1941 - Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist and academic, developed the OBJ language (d. 2006)

Births79 years ago

1941 - David Johnston, Canadian academic, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor General of Canada

Births79 years ago

1942 - Chris Hani, South African politician (d. 1993)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Hans-Joachim Walde, German decathlete (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Frank Zane, American professional bodybuilder and author

Births78 years ago

1943 - Jens Birkemose, Danish painter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Donald Johanson, American paleontologist and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births77 years ago

1945 - Ken Buchanan, Scottish boxer

Births75 years ago

1945 - David Knights, English bass player and producer (Procol Harum)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1989)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Türkan Şoray, Turkish actress, director, and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1946 - Robert Asprin, American soldier and author (d. 2008)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bruce Davison, American actor and director

Births74 years ago

1946 - David Duckham, English rugby player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Robert Xavier Rodríguez, American classical composer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jaime Guzmán, Chilean lawyer and politician (d. 1991)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Gilda Radner, American actress and comedian (d. 1989)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Mark Helprin, American novelist and journalist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Laura Tyson, American economist and academic

Births73 years ago

1948 - Kathy Bates, American actress

Births72 years ago

1948 - Sergei Bodrov, Russian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Deborah Moggach, English author and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Daniel Wegner, Canadian-American psychologist and academic (d. 2013)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Don Baylor, American baseball player and coach (d. 2017)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Philip Fowke, English pianist and educator

Births70 years ago

1950 - Mauricio Rojas, Chilean-Swedish economist and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Chris Speier, American baseball player and coach

Births70 years ago

1951 - Mick Cronin, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mark Shand, English conservationist and author (d. 2014)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Lalla Ward, English actress and author

Births69 years ago

1952 - Enis Batur, Turkish poet and author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter and politician (d. 2013)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jean-Christophe Rufin, French physician and author

Births68 years ago

1954 - A. A. Gill, Scottish author and critic (d. 2016)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Alice Krige, South African actress

Births66 years ago

1955 - Shirley Cheriton, British actress

Births65 years ago

1956 - Amira Hass, Israeli journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Noel Mugavin, Australian footballer and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Lance Nethery, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - Georgi Parvanov, Bulgarian historian and politician, 4th President of Bulgaria

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mike Skinner, American race car driver

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jim Spanarkel, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1958 - Donna Edwards, American lawyer and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Félix Gray, Tunisian-French singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1959 - Clint Boon, English singer and keyboard player

Births61 years ago

1959 - John Shelley, British illustrator

Births61 years ago

1960 - John Elway, American football player and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Roland Melanson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Jeff Malone, American basketball player and coach

Births59 years ago

1962 - Anișoara Cușmir-Stanciu, Romanian long jumper

Births58 years ago

1962 - Artur Hajzer, Polish mountaineer (d. 2013)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ann-Louise Skoglund, Swedish hurdler

Births58 years ago

1963 - Peter Baynham, Welsh actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Charlie Clouser, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Mark Grace, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - Bernie McCahill, New Zealand rugby player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dan Stains, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Steve Williamson, English saxophonist and composer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jessica Hecht, American actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Tiaan Strauss, South African rugby player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Peeter Allik, Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 2019)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Bobby Bare Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births54 years ago

1966 - John Cusack, American actor and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress

Births54 years ago

1967 - Leona Aglukkaq, Canadian politician, 7th Canadian Minister of Health

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gil Bellows, Canadian actor and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Zhong Huandi, Chinese runner

Births53 years ago

1967 - Lars Riedel, German discus thrower

Births53 years ago

1968 - Chayanne, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter and actor

Births52 years ago

1969 - Tichina Arnold, American actress and singer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Stéphane Chapuisat, Swiss footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Fabrizio Mori, Italian hurdler

Births51 years ago

1970 - Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tom Merritt, American journalist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mike White, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Lorenzo Amoruso, Italian footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Fabien Barthez, French footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Bobby Hurley, American basketball player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ron Mahay, American baseball player and scout

Births49 years ago

1971 - Elon Musk, South African-born American businessman

Births49 years ago

1971 - Aileen Quinn, American actress and singer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Ngô Bảo Châu, Vietnamese-French mathematician and academic

Births48 years ago

1972 - Chris Leslie, English politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Alessandro Nivola, American actor

Births48 years ago

1973 - Adrián Annus, Hungarian hammer thrower

Births47 years ago

1973 - Corey Koskie, Canadian baseball player

Births47 years ago

1975 - Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish singer-songwriter, and guitarist (d. 2006)

Births45 years ago

1976 - Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Chris Spurling, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Mark Stoermer, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (The Killers)

Births43 years ago

1977 - Harun Tekin, Turkish singer and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1978 - Simon Larose, Canadian tennis player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Randy McMichael, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Neil Shanahan, Irish race car driver (d. 1999)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Florian Zeller, French author and playwright

Births41 years ago

1980 - Jevgeni Novikov, Estonian footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Savage, New Zealand rapper

Births39 years ago

1981 - Michael Crafter, Australian singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Guillermo Martínez, Cuban javelin thrower

Births39 years ago

1981 - Brandon Phillips, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Ibrahim Camejo, Cuban long jumper

Births38 years ago

1985 - Phil Bardsley, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Colt Hynes, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Kellie Pickler, American singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1987 - Sonata Tamošaitytė, Lithuanian hurdler

Births33 years ago

1987 - Terrence Williams, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1989 - Jason Clark, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Andrew Fifita, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - David Fifita, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Julia Zlobina, Russian-Azerbaijani figure skater

Births31 years ago

1989 - Markiplier, American internet personality

Births31 years ago

1989 - Nicole Rottmann, Austrian tennis player

Births31 years ago

1991 - Seohyun, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress

Births29 years ago

1991 - Kevin De Bruyne, Belgian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Kang Min-hyuk, South Korean singer, drummer, and actor

Births29 years ago

1992 - Oscar Hiljemark, Swedish footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Bradley Beal, American basketball player

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1996 - Donna Vekić, Croatian tennis player

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1999 - Markéta Vondroušová, Czech tennis player

Births21 years ago

2002 - Marta Kostyuk, Ukrainian tennis player

Births18 years ago


202 - Yuan Shao, Chinese warlord


548 - Theodora I, Byzantine empress


572 - Alboin, Lombard king


683 - Leo II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 611)


767 - Paul I, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 700)


928 - Louis the Blind, Holy Roman emperor (b. 880)


975 - Cyneweard, bishop of Wells


1031 - Taira no Tadatsune, Japanese governor

Deaths989 years ago

1061 - Floris I, count of Holland

Deaths959 years ago

1175 - Andrey Bogolyubsky, Russian Grand Prince (b. 1111)

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Deaths831 years ago

1194 - Xiao Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1127)

Deaths826 years ago

1385 - Andronikos IV, Byzantine emperor (b. 1348)

Deaths635 years ago

1497 - James Tuchet, 7th Baron Audley, English rebel leader (b. c. 1463)

Deaths523 years ago

1575 - Yonekura Shigetsugu, Japanese samurai

Deaths445 years ago

1586 - Primož Trubar, Slovenian author and reformer (b. 1508)

Deaths434 years ago

1598 - Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (b. 1527)

Deaths422 years ago

1607 - Domenico Fontana, Italian architect (b. 1543)

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Deaths304 years ago

1757 - Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, queen consort of Frederick William I (b. 1687)

Deaths263 years ago

1798 - John Henry Colclough, Irish revolutionary (b. c. 1769)

Deaths222 years ago

1813 - Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (b. 1755)

Deaths207 years ago

1834 - Joseph Bové, Russian architect, designed the Triumphal Arch of Moscow (b. 1784)

Deaths186 years ago

1836 - James Madison, American academic and politician, 4th President of the United States (b. 1751)

Deaths184 years ago

1880 - Texas Jack Omohundro, American soldier and hunter (b. 1846)

Deaths140 years ago

1881 - Jules Armand Dufaure, French politician, 33rd Prime Minister of France (b. 1798)

Deaths139 years ago

1889 - Maria Mitchell, American astronomer and academic (b. 1818)

Deaths131 years ago

1892 - Alexandros Rizos Rangavis, Greek poet and politician, Greek Foreign Minister (b. 1810)

Deaths128 years ago

1913 - Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 4th President of Brazil (b. 1841)

Deaths107 years ago

1914 - Sophie, duchess of Hohenberg (b. 1868)

Deaths106 years ago

1914 - Franz Ferdinand, archduke of Austria (b. 1863)

Deaths106 years ago

1915 - Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (b. 1877)

Deaths105 years ago

1917 - Ștefan Luchian, Romanian painter and educator (b. 1868)

Deaths103 years ago

1922 - Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (b. 1885)

Deaths98 years ago

1929 - Edward Carpenter, English poet and philosopher (b. 1844)

Deaths91 years ago

1936 - Alexander Berkman, American author and activist (d. 1870)

Deaths84 years ago

1939 - Douglas H. Johnston, governor of the Chickasaw Nation (b. 1856)

Deaths81 years ago

1940 - Italo Balbo, Italian air marshal and politician (b. 1896)

Deaths80 years ago

1944 - Friedrich Dollmann, German general (b. 1882)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu, Turkish journalist (b. 1879)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Stanislav Kostka Neumann, Czech writer, poet and journalist (b. 1875)

Deaths73 years ago

1960 - Jake Swirbul, American businessman, co-founded the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation (b. 1898)

Deaths60 years ago

1962 - Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player and manager (b. 1903)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Cy Morgan, American baseball player (b. 1878)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - Red Nichols, American cornet player, bandleader, and composer (b. 1905)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Mehmet Fuat Köprülü, Turkish historian and politician, 21st Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1890)

Deaths54 years ago

1971 - Franz Stangl, Austrian SS officer (b. 1908)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis, Greek architect (b. 1913)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Rod Serling, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Clifford Dupont, English-Rhodesian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Rhodesia (b. 1905)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Terry Fox, Canadian runner and activist (b. 1958)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Alf Francis, German-English motor racing mechanic and racing car constructor (b. 1918)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Yigael Yadin, Israeli archaeologist, general, and politician (b. 1917)

Deaths36 years ago

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

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - Joris Ivens, Dutch journalist, director, and producer (b. 1898)

Deaths31 years ago

1992 - Guy Nève, Belgian race car driver (b. 1955)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Mikhail Tal, Latvian chess player (b. 1936)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Petri Walli, Finnish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1969)

Deaths25 years ago

2000 - Jane Birdwood, Baroness Birdwood, Canadian-English publisher and politician (b. 1913)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Nils Poppe, Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1908)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Mortimer J. Adler, American philosopher and author (b. 1902)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Joan Lowery Nixon, American journalist and author (b. 1927)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Anthony Buckeridge, English author (b. 1912)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Brenda Howard, American activist (b. 1946)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Michael P. Murphy, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1976)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jim Baen, American publisher, founded Baen Books (b. 1943)

Deaths14 years ago
Deaths14 years ago

2006 - George Unwin, English pilot and commander (b. 1913)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Eugene B. Fluckey, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1913)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Kiichi Miyazawa, Japanese lawyer and politician, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - A. K. Lohithadas, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Billy Mays, American TV personality (b. 1958)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Robert Byrd, American lawyer and politician (b. 1917)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Richard Isay, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Leontine T. Kelly, American bishop (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Robert Sabatier, French author and poet (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Doris Sams, American baseball player (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ted Hood, American sailor and architect (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tamás Katona, Hungarian historian and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kenneth Minogue, New Zealand-Australian political scientist and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - F. D. Reeve, American author and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - David Rubitsky, American sergeant (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Seymour Barab, American cellist and composer (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jim Brosnan, American baseball player (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - On Kawara, Japanese painter (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Meshach Taylor, American actor (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jack Carter, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jope Seniloli, Fijian politician, Vice-President of Fiji (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Wally Stanowski, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1919)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Scotty Moore, American guitarist (b. 1931)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Pat Summitt, American women's college basketball head coach (b. 1952)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Buddy Ryan, American football coach (b. 1931)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Harlan Ellison, American writer (b. 1934)

Deaths2 years ago

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