Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Seychelles), celebrates the independence of Seychelles from the United Kingdom in 1976.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


226 - Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.


1149 - Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.

Events871 years ago

1194 - Sverre is crowned King of Norway.

Events826 years ago

1444 - Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.

Events576 years ago

1534 - Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.

Events486 years ago

1613 - The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground.

Events407 years ago
Events376 years ago

1659 - At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.

Events361 years ago

1786 - Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.

Events234 years ago

1807 - Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.

Events213 years ago
Events170 years ago

1864 - Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.

Events156 years ago

1874 - Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" leveling complaints against King George. Trikoupis is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.

Events146 years ago

1880 - France annexes Tahiti.

Events140 years ago

1881 - In Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of Islam.

Events139 years ago

1888 - George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.

Events132 years ago

1889 - Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population at the time.

Events131 years ago

1915 - The North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915 is the worst flood in Edmonton history.

Events105 years ago

1916 - British diplomat turned Irish nationalist Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.

Events104 years ago

1922 - France grants 1 km at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes".

Events98 years ago

1927 - The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.

Events93 years ago

1945 - Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union.

Events75 years ago

1950 - Korean War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman authorizes a sea blockade of Korea.

Events70 years ago

1956 - The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

Events64 years ago

1972 - The United States Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

Events48 years ago

1974 - Vice President Isabel Perón assumes powers and duties as Acting President of Argentina, while her husband President Juan Peron is terminally ill.

Events46 years ago

1974 - Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.

Events46 years ago

1975 - Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.

Events45 years ago

1976 - The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.

Events44 years ago
Events44 years ago

1987 - Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, the Le Pont de Trinquetaille, was bought for $20.4 million at an auction in London, England.

Events33 years ago

1995 - Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.

Events25 years ago

1995 - The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho District of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.

Events25 years ago

2002 - Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.

Events18 years ago

2006 - Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

Events14 years ago

2007 - Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

Events13 years ago

2012 - A derecho sweeps across the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.

Events8 years ago

2014 - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant self-declared its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq.

Events6 years ago


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1326 - Murad I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1389)

Births694 years ago
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1443 - Anthony Browne, English knight (d. 1506)

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1488 - Pedro Pacheco de Villena, Catholic cardinal (d. 1560)

Births532 years ago

1517 - Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (d. 1585)

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1525 - Peter Agricola, German humanist, theologian, diplomat and statesman (d. 1585)

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Births492 years ago

1543 - Christine of Hesse, Duchess consort of Holstein-Gottorp (d. 1604)

Births477 years ago

1596 - Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (d. 1680)

Births424 years ago

1621 - Willem van der Zaan, Dutch Admiral (d. 1669)

Births399 years ago

1686 - Pietro Paolo Troisi, Maltese artist (d. 1743)

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1746 - Joachim Heinrich Campe, German linguist, author, and educator (d. 1818)

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1768 - Vincenzo Dimech, Maltese sculptor (d. 1831)

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1787 - Lavinia Stoddard, American poet, school founder (d. 1820)

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1793 - Josef Ressel, Czech-Austrian inventor, invented the propeller (d. 1857)

Births227 years ago

1798 - Willibald Alexis, German author and poet (d. 1871)

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1798 - Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (d. 1837)

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1801 - Frédéric Bastiat, French economist and theorist (d. 1850)

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1803 - John Newton Brown, American minister and author (d. 1868)

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1818 - Angelo Secchi, Italian astronomer and academic (d. 1878)

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1819 - Thomas Dunn English, American poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1902)

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1833 - Peter Waage, Norwegian chemist and academic (d. 1900)

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1835 - Celia Thaxter, American poet and story writer (d. 1894)

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1844 - Peter I of Serbia (d. 1921)

Births176 years ago

1849 - Pedro Montt, Chilean lawyer and politician, 15th President of Chile (d. 1910)

Births171 years ago

1849 - Sergei Witte, Russian politician, 1st Chairmen of Council of Ministers of the Russian Empire (d. 1915)

Births171 years ago

1849 - John Hunn, American businessman and politician, 51st Governor of Delaware (d. 1926)

Births171 years ago

1858 - George Washington Goethals, American general and engineer, co-designed the Panama Canal (d. 1928)

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1858 - Julia Lathrop, American activist and politician (d. 1932)

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1861 - William James Mayo, American physician and surgeon, co-founded the Mayo Clinic (d. 1939)

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1863 - Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1934)

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1866 - Bartholomeus Roodenburch, Dutch swimmer (d. 1939)

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1868 - George Ellery Hale, American astronomer and journalist (d. 1938)

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1870 - Joseph Carl Breil, American tenor, composer, and director (d. 1926)

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1873 - Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (d. 1938)

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1879 - Benedetto Aloisi Masella, Italian cardinal (d. 1970)

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1880 - Ludwig Beck, German general (d. 1944)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Harry Frazee, American director, producer, and agent (d. 1929)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Curt Sachs, German-American composer and musicologist (d. 1959)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Henry Hawtrey, English runner (d. 1961)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Franz Seldte, German captain and politician, Reich Minister for Labour (d. 1947)

Births138 years ago

1886 - Robert Schuman, Luxembourgian-French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1963)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Squizzy Taylor, Australian gangster (d. 1927)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Willie Macfarlane, Scottish-American golfer (d. 1961)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Robert Laurent, American sculptor and academic (d. 1970)

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1890 - Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, Dutch supercentenarian (d. 2005)

Births130 years ago

1893 - Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Indian economist and statistician (d. 1972)

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1893 - Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer and educator (d. 1958)

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1897 - Fulgence Charpentier, Canadian journalist and publisher (d. 2001)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Yvonne Lefébure, French pianist and educator (d. 1986)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French poet and pilot (d. 1944)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Nelson Eddy, American singer and actor (d. 1967)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Alan Blumlein, English engineer, developed the H2S radar (d. 1942)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Witold Hurewicz, Polish mathematician (d. 1956)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Ukrainian general (d. 1945)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Heinz Harmel, German general (d. 2000)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Leroy Anderson, American composer and conductor (d. 1975)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Erik Lundqvist, Swedish javelin thrower (d. 1963)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Frank Loesser, American composer and conductor (d. 1969)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (d. 1993)

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1911 - Katherine DeMille, Canadian-American actress (d. 1995)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Bernard Herrmann, American composer and conductor (d. 1975)

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1912 - José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1958)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Émile Peynaud, French oenologist and academic (d. 2004)

Births108 years ago

1912 - John Toland, American historian and author (d. 2004)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Earle Meadows, American pole vaulter (d. 1992)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Rafael Kubelík, Czech-American conductor and composer (d. 1996)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek-American mathematician and academic (d. 1976)

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1916 - Ruth Warrick, American actress and activist (d. 2005)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Ling Yun, Chinese politician (d. 2018)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Heini Lohrer, Swiss ice hockey player (d. 2011)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Gene La Rocque, U.S admiral (d. 2016)

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1918 - Francis W. Nye, United States Air Force major general (d. 2019)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada, Mexican cardinal (d. 2008)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Walter Babington Thomas, Commander of British Far East Land Forces (d. 2017)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Slim Pickens, American actor and rodeo performer (d. 1983)

Births101 years ago

1920 - César Rodríguez Álvarez, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1995)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Ray Harryhausen, American animator and producer (d. 2013)

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1921 - Frédéric Dard, French author and screenwriter (d. 2000)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jean Kent, English actress (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Reinhard Mohn, German businessman (d. 2009)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Harry Schell, French-American race car driver (d. 1960)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Ralph Burns, American songwriter, bandleader, composer, conductor, arranger and pianist (d. 2001)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Vasko Popa, Serbian poet and academic (d. 1991)

Births98 years ago

1922 - John William Vessey, Jr., American general (d. 2016)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer and educator

Births97 years ago

1924 - Ezra Laderman, American composer and educator (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Roy Walford, American pathologist and gerontologist (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Philip H. Hoff, American politician (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Francis S. Currey, American World War II Medal of Honor recipient

Births95 years ago

1925 - Giorgio Napolitano, Italian journalist and politician, 11th President of Italy

Births95 years ago

1925 - Chan Parker, American dancer and author (d. 1999)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Jackie Lynn Taylor, American actress (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Cara Williams, American actress

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler, 3rd Emir of Kuwait (d. 2006)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Julius W. Becton, Jr., U.S lieutenant general

Births94 years ago

1926 - Roger Stuart Bacon, 21st Premier of Nova Scotia from 1990 to 1991.

Births94 years ago

1926 - Bobby Morgan, American professional baseball player

Births94 years ago

1927 - Pierre Perrault, Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Marie Thérèse Killens, Canadian politician

Births93 years ago

1928 - Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (d. 1999)

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1928 - Jean-Louis Pesch, French author and illustrator

Births92 years ago

1928 - Radius Prawiro, Indonesian economist and politician (d. 2005)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Pat Crawford Brown, American actress

Births91 years ago

1929 - Pete George, American weightlifter

Births91 years ago

1929 - Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and author (d. 2006)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ernst Albrecht, German economist and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Lower Saxony (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Robert Evans, American actor and producer

Births90 years ago

1930 - Viola Léger, American-Canadian actress and politician

Births90 years ago

1930 - Sławomir Mrożek, Polish-French author and playwright (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Sevim Burak, Turkish author (d. 1983)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Bob Shaw, American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)

Births87 years ago

1933 - John Bradshaw, American theologian and author (d. 2016)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Corey Allen, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos, Greek captain and businessman (d. 2011)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball player and manager

Births85 years ago

1936 - Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2011)

Births84 years ago

1939 - Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, Brazilian footballer and coach

Births81 years ago

1940 - Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer

Births80 years ago

1940 - John Dawes, Welsh rugby player and coach

Births80 years ago

1941 - John Boccabella, American baseball player

Births79 years ago

1941 - Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (d. 1998)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Charlotte Bingham, English author and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Mike Willesee, Australian journalist and producer (d. 2019)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Little Eva, American singer (d. 2003)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Louis Nicollin, French entrepreneur and chairman of Montpellier HSC from 1974 to his death (d. 2017)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Gary Busey, American actor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Andreu Mas-Colell, Spanish economist, academic, and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Seán Patrick O'Malley, American cardinal

Births76 years ago

1945 - Chandrika Kumaratunga, Sri Lankan journalist and politician, 5th President of Sri Lanka

Births75 years ago

1946 - Ernesto Pérez Balladares, Panamanian politician, 33rd President of Panama

Births74 years ago

1946 - Egon von Fürstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (d. 2004)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Richard Lewis, American actor and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Sean Bergin, South African-Dutch saxophonist and flute player (d. 2012)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Fred Grandy, American actor and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Ian Paice, English drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Usha Prashar, Baroness Prashar, Kenyan-English politician

Births72 years ago

1949 - Dan Dierdorf, American football player and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1949 - Joan Clos, Spanish anesthesiologist and politician, 116th Mayor of Barcelona

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ann Veneman, American lawyer and politician, 27th United States Secretary of Agriculture

Births71 years ago

1950 - Bobby London, American illustrator

Births70 years ago

1951 - Craig Sager, American sportscaster (d. 2016)

Births69 years ago

1953 - Don Dokken, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dokken)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian singer and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Rick Honeycutt, American baseball player and coach

Births66 years ago

1954 - Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior, Brazilian footballer, coach, and manager

Births66 years ago

1955 - Charles J. Precourt, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births65 years ago

1956 - Nick Fry, English economist and businessman

Births64 years ago

1956 - David Burroughs Mattingly, American illustrator and painter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Pedro Guerrero, Dominican-American baseball player and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - Pedro Santana Lopes, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 118th Prime Minister of Portugal

Births64 years ago

1956 - Pyotr Vasilevsky, Belarusian footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Turkmen dentist and politician, 2nd President of Turkmenistan

Births63 years ago

1957 - María Conchita Alonso, Cuban-Venezuelan singer and actress

Births63 years ago

1957 - Robert Forster, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Michael Nutter, American politician, 98th Mayor of Philadelphia

Births63 years ago

1957 - Terry Wyatt, English physicist and academic

Births63 years ago

1958 - Dieter Althaus, German politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Rosa Mota, Portuguese runner

Births62 years ago

1961 - Sharon Lawrence, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Amanda Donohoe, English actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - Joan Laporta, Spanish lawyer and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - George D. Zamka, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births58 years ago

1963 - Anne-Sophie Mutter, German violinist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Stedman Pearson, English singer-songwriter and dancer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Tripp Eisen, American guitarist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Paul Jarvis, English cricketer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Yoko Kamio, Japanese author and comic artist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Jeff Burton, American race car driver

Births53 years ago

1967 - Melora Hardin, American actress and singer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Seamus McGarvey, Northern Irish cinematographer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Brian d'Arcy James, American actor and musician

Births52 years ago

1968 - Theoren Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Judith Hoag, American actress and educator

Births52 years ago

1969 - Claude Béchard, Canadian politician (d. 2010)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Pavlos Dermitzakis, Greek footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tōru Hashimoto, Japanese lawyer and politician

Births51 years ago

1970 - Melanie Paschke, German sprinter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Emily Skinner, American actress and singer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Matthew Good, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1973 - George Hincapie, American cyclist

Births47 years ago

1976 - Daniel Carlsson, Swedish race car driver

Births44 years ago

1976 - Bret McKenzie, New Zealand comedian, actor, musician, songwriter, and producer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Sotiris Liberopoulos, Greek footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Zuleikha Robinson, English actress

Births43 years ago

1978 - Nicole Scherzinger, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births42 years ago

1979 - Matthew Bode, Australian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Andy O'Brien, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano and actress

Births40 years ago

1981 - Luke Branighan, Australian rugby league player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Joe Johnson, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentinian race car driver (d. 2005)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Shmuly Yanklowitz, American rabbi, author, and educator

Births39 years ago

1982 - Dusty Hughes, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Lily Rabe, American actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Aundrea Fimbres, American singer-songwriter and dancer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jeremy Powers, American cyclist

Births37 years ago

1984 - Aleksandr Shustov, Russian high jumper

Births36 years ago

1985 - Quintin Demps, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - José Manuel Jurado, Spanish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Edward Maya, Romanian singer-songwriter and producer

Births34 years ago

1988 - Éver Banega, Argentinian footballer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Kim Little, Scottish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Yann M'Vila, French footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Suk Hyun-jun, South Korean footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Kawhi Leonard, American basketball player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Addison Timlin, American actress

Births29 years ago

1993 - Harrison Gilbertson, Australian actor

Births27 years ago

1994 - Camila Mendes, American actress and model

Births26 years ago

1996 - Joseph Manu, New Zealand rugby league player

Births24 years ago

2006 - Sam Lavagnino, American child voice actor

Births14 years ago


226 - Cao Pi, Chinese emperor (b. 187)


884 - Yang Shili, general of the Tang Dynasty


976 - Gero, archbishop of Cologne

Deaths961 years ago

1149 - Raymond of Poitiers, Prince of Antioch (b. 1115)

Deaths871 years ago

1153 - Óláfr Guðrøðarson, King of the Isles

Deaths867 years ago
Deaths768 years ago

1293 - Henry of Ghent, philosopher (b. c.1217)

Deaths727 years ago

1315 - Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)

Deaths705 years ago

1344 - Joan of Savoy, duchess consort of Brittany, throne claimant of Savoy (b. 1310)

Deaths676 years ago

1432 - Janus of Cyprus (b. 1375)

Deaths588 years ago

1520 - Moctezuma II, Aztec ruler (b. 1466)

Deaths500 years ago

1575 - Baba Nobuharu, Japanese samurai (b. 1515)

Deaths445 years ago

1594 - Niels Kaas, Danish politician, Chancellor of Denmark (b. 1535)

Deaths426 years ago

1626 - Scipione Cobelluzzi, Italian cardinal and archivist (b. 1564)

Deaths394 years ago

1646 - Laughlin Ó Cellaigh, Gaelic-Irish Lord

Deaths374 years ago

1725 - Arai Hakuseki, Japanese philosopher, academic, and politician (b. 1657)

Deaths295 years ago

1729 - Edward Taylor, American-English poet, pastor, and physician (b. circa 1642)

Deaths291 years ago

1744 - André Campra, French composer and conductor (b. 1660)

Deaths276 years ago

1764 - Ralph Allen, English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1693)

Deaths256 years ago

1779 - Anton Raphael Mengs, German painter (b. 1728)

Deaths241 years ago

1831 - Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein, Prussian minister and politician (b. 1757)

Deaths189 years ago

1840 - Lucien Bonaparte, French prince (b. 1775)

Deaths180 years ago

1852 - Henry Clay, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Secretary of State (b. 1777)

Deaths168 years ago

1853 - Adrien-Henri de Jussieu, French botanist and academic (b. 1797)

Deaths167 years ago

1855 - John Gorrie, American physician and humanitarian (b. 1803)

Deaths165 years ago

1860 - Thomas Addison, English physician and endocrinologist (b. 1793)

Deaths160 years ago

1861 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet and translator (b. 1806)

Deaths159 years ago

1873 - Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1824)

Deaths147 years ago
Deaths145 years ago

1895 - Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (b. 1825)

Deaths125 years ago

1900 - Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1827)

Deaths120 years ago

1907 - Konstantinos Volanakis, Greek painter and academic (b. 1837)

Deaths113 years ago

1919 - José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician and educator (b. 1864)

Deaths101 years ago

1931 - Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian poet and physician (b. 1850)

Deaths89 years ago

1933 - Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1887)

Deaths87 years ago

1935 - Jack O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player and manager (b. 1873)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - János Szlepecz, Slovene priest and missionary (b. 1872)

Deaths84 years ago

1940 - Paul Klee, Swiss painter and illustrator (b. 1879)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1860)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Paul Troje, German politician, Mayor of Marburg (b. 1864)

Deaths78 years ago

1949 - Themistoklis Sofoulis, Greek politician, 115th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1860)

Deaths71 years ago

1955 - Max Pechstein, German painter and academic (b. 1881)

Deaths65 years ago

1960 - Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1885)

Deaths60 years ago

1962 - Charles Lyon Chandler, American historian (b. 1883)

Deaths58 years ago

1964 - Eric Dolphy, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1928)

Deaths56 years ago

1967 - Primo Carnera, Italian boxer and actor (b. 1906)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Jayne Mansfield, American actress (b. 1933)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Moise Tshombe, Congolese accountant and politician, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1919)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Nestor Mesta Chayres, Mexican operatic tenor and bolero vocalist (b. 1908)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Bob Crane, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Lowell George, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1945)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Russell Drysdale, English-Australian painter (b. 1912)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer, founded Balmain (b. 1914)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Henry King, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1886)

Deaths38 years ago

1986 - Frank Wise, Australian politician, 16th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1897)

Deaths34 years ago

1990 - Irving Wallace, American author and screenwriter (b. 1916)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Mohamed Boudiaf, Algerian soldier and politician, President of Algeria (b. 1919)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor and educator (b. 1908)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Lana Turner, American actress (b. 1921)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - William Hickey, American actor (b. 1927)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Horst Jankowski, German pianist and composer (b. 1936)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Karekin I, Syrian-Armenian patriarch (b. 1950)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Allan Carr, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1937)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor and director (b. 1922)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Katharine Hepburn, American actress (b. 1907)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist (b. 1935)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Alvin Hamilton, Canadian lieutenant and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Agriculture (b. 1912)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinian director and screenwriter (b. 1959)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Randy Walker, American football player and coach (b. 1954)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Fred Saberhagen, American soldier and author (b. 1930)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Joel Siegel, American journalist and critic (b. 1943)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Joe Bowman, American, target shooter and boot-maker (b. 1925)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - K. D. Sethna, Indian poet, scholar, writer, philosopher, and cultural critic (b. 1904)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Yong Nyuk Lin, Singaporean politician, Singaporean Minister of Health (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Vincent Ostrom, American political scientist and academic (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Juan Reccius, Chilean triple jumper (b. 1911)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Floyd Temple, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Peter Fitzgerald, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jack Gotta, American-Canadian football player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Margherita Hack, Italian astrophysicist and author (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gilma Jiménez, Colombian politician (b. 1956)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Damian D'Oliveira, South African cricketer (b. 1960)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dermot Healy, Irish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Hisham Barakat, Egyptian lawyer and judge (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Josef Masopust, Czech footballer and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Charles Pasqua, French businessman and politician, French Minister of the Interior (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Louis Nicollin, French entrepreneur and chairman of Montpellier HSC from 1974 to his death (b. 1943)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Dave Semenko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1957)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Steve Ditko, American comic writer and illustrator (b. 1927)

Deaths2 years ago

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