Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

The first evening of Dree Festival, celebrated until July 7 (Apatani people, Arunachal Pradesh, India)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the Declaration of Independence of the United States from Great Britain in 1776. (United States and its dependencies)

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

Events

362 BC - Battle of Mantinea: The Thebans, led by Epaminondas, defeated the Spartans.

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414 - Emperor Theodosius II, age 13, yields power to his older sister Aelia Pulcheria, who reigned as regent and proclaimed herself empress (Augusta) of the Eastern Roman Empire.

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836 - Pactum Sicardi, a peace treaty between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples, is signed.

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993 - Ulrich of Augsburg is canonized as a saint.

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1054 - A supernova, called SN 1054, is seen by Chinese Song dynasty, Arab, and possibly Amerindian observers near the star Zeta Tauri. For several months it remains bright enough to be seen during the day. Its remnants form the Crab Nebula.

Events966 years ago

1120 - Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew's death.

Events900 years ago
Events833 years ago

1253 - Battle of West-Capelle: John I of Avesnes defeats Guy of Dampierre.

Events767 years ago

1359 - Francesco II Ordelaffi of Forlì surrenders to the Papal commander Gil de Albornoz.

Events661 years ago
Events486 years ago
Events436 years ago

1610 - The Battle of Klushino is fought between forces of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and Russia during the Polish–Muscovite War.

Events410 years ago

1634 - The city of Trois-Rivières is founded in New France (now Quebec, Canada).

Events386 years ago

1744 - The Treaty of Lancaster, in which the Iroquois cede lands between the Allegheny Mountains and the Ohio River to the British colonies, was signed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Events276 years ago

1774 - Orangetown Resolutions are adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts.

Events246 years ago

1778 - American Revolutionary War: U.S. forces under George Clark capture Kaskaskia during the Illinois campaign.

Events242 years ago
Events218 years ago

1803 - The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the U.S. people.

Events217 years ago

1817 - In Rome, New York, construction on the Erie Canal begins.

Events203 years ago

1826 - Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, dies the same day as John Adams, second president of the United States, on the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence.

Events194 years ago

1827 - Slavery is abolished in the State of New York.

Events193 years ago

1831 - Samuel Francis Smith writes "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" for the Boston, Massachusetts July 4 festivities.

Events189 years ago

1837 - Grand Junction Railway, the world's first long-distance railway, opens between Birmingham and Liverpool.

Events183 years ago

1838 - The Iowa Territory is organized.

Events182 years ago

1845 - Henry David Thoreau moves into a small cabin on Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau's account of his two years there, Walden, will become a touchstone of the environmental movement.

Events175 years ago

1855 - The first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, Leaves of Grass, is published In Brooklyn.

Events165 years ago

1862 - Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story that would grow into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequels.

Events158 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg: Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to U.S. forces under Ulysses S. Grant after 47 days of siege. One hundred fifty miles up the Mississippi River, a Confederate army is repulsed at the Battle of Helena, Arkansas.

Events157 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: The Army of Northern Virginia withdraws from the battlefield after losing the Battle of Gettysburg, signalling an end to the Confederate invasion of U.S. territory.

Events157 years ago

1879 - Anglo-Zulu War: The Zululand capital of Ulundi is captured by British troops and burned to the ground, ending the war and forcing King Cetshwayo to flee.

Events141 years ago

1881 - In Alabama, the Tuskegee Institute opens.

Events139 years ago

1886 - The first scheduled Canadian transcontinental train arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia.

Events134 years ago
Events133 years ago

1892 - Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, causing Monday (July 4) to occur twice, resulting in a year with 367 days.

Events128 years ago

1892 - The first double-decked street car service was inaugurated in San Diego, California.

Events128 years ago

1894 - The short-lived Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed by Sanford B. Dole.

Events126 years ago

1898 - En route from New York to Le Havre, the SS La Bourgogne collides with another ship and sinks off the coast of Sable Island, with the loss of 549 lives.

Events122 years ago

1901 - William Howard Taft becomes American governor of the Philippines.

Events119 years ago

1903 - The Philippine–American War is officially concluded.

Events117 years ago

1910 - African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match, sparking race riots across the United States.

Events110 years ago

1911 - A massive heat wave strikes the northeastern United States, killing 380 people in eleven days and breaking temperature records in several cities.

Events109 years ago
Events107 years ago

1914 - The funeral of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie takes place in Vienna, six days after their assassinations in Sarajevo.

Events106 years ago

1918 - Mehmed V died at the age of 73 and Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI ascends to the throne.

Events102 years ago

1918 - World War I: The Battle of Hamel, a successful attack by the Australian Corps against German positions near the town of Le Hamel on the Western Front.

Events102 years ago

1918 - Bolsheviks kill Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family (Julian calendar date).

Events102 years ago

1927 - First flight of the Lockheed Vega.

Events93 years ago

1934 - Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design that would later be used in the atomic bomb.

Events86 years ago

1939 - Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, informs a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth", then announces his retirement from major league baseball.

Events81 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Burning of the Riga synagogues: The Great Choral Synagogue in German occupied Riga is burnt with 300 Jews locked in the basement.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: The 250-day Siege of Sevastopol in the Crimea ends when the city falls to Axis forces.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history and the world's largest tank battle, begins in the village of Prokhorovka.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: In Gibraltar, a Royal Air Force B-24 Liberator bomber crashes into the sea in an apparent accident moments after takeoff, killing sixteen passengers on board, including general Władysław Sikorski, the commander-in-chief of the Polish Army and the Prime Minister of the Polish government-in-exile; only the pilot survives.

Events77 years ago

1946 - The Kielce pogrom against Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland.

Events74 years ago

1946 - After 381 years of near-continuous colonial rule by various powers, the Philippines attains full independence from the United States.

Events74 years ago

1947 - The "Indian Independence Bill" is presented before the British House of Commons, proposing the independence of the Provinces of British India into two sovereign countries: India and Pakistan.

Events73 years ago

1950 - Cold War: Radio Free Europe first broadcasts.

Events70 years ago

1951 - Cold War: A court in Czechoslovakia sentences American journalist William N. Oatis to ten years in prison on charges of espionage.

Events69 years ago

1951 - William Shockley announces the invention of the junction transistor.

Events69 years ago

1958 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Rivers and Harbors Flood Control Bill.

Events62 years ago

1960 - Due to the post-Independence Day admission of Hawaii as the 50th U.S. state on August 21, 1959, the 50-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, almost ten and a half months later (see Flag Acts (United States)).

Events60 years ago

1961 - On its maiden voyage, the Soviet nuclear-powered submarine K-19 suffers a complete loss of coolant to its reactor. The crew are able to effect repairs, but 22 of them die of radiation poisoning over the following two years.

Events59 years ago

1966 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into United States law. The act went into effect the next year.

Events54 years ago

1976 - Israeli commandos raid Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing all but four of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by Palestinian terrorists.

Events44 years ago

1976 - The U.S. celebrates its Bicentennial.

Events44 years ago

1977 - The George Jackson Brigade plants a bomb at the main power substation for the Washington state capitol in Olympia, in solidarity with a prison strike at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary Intensive Security Unit.

Events43 years ago

1982 - Three Iranian diplomats and a journalist are kidnapped in Lebanon by Phalange forces, and their fate remains unknown.

Events38 years ago

1987 - In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (a.k.a. the "Butcher of Lyon") is convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Events33 years ago

1994 - Rwandan genocide: Kigali, the Rwandan capital, is captured by the Rwandan Patriotic Front, ending the genocide in the city.

Events26 years ago

1997 - NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.

Events23 years ago

1998 - Japan launches the Nozomi probe to Mars, joining the United States and Russia as a space exploring nation.

Events22 years ago

2001 - Vladivostock Air Flight 352 crashes on approach to Irkutsk Airport killing all 145 people on board.

Events19 years ago

2004 - The cornerstone of the Freedom Tower is laid on the World Trade Center site in New York City.

Events16 years ago

2004 - Greece beats Portugal in the UEFA Euro 2004 Final and becomes European Champion for first time in its history.

Events16 years ago

2005 - The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.

Events15 years ago

2009 - The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after eight years of closure due to security concerns following the September 11 attacks.

Events11 years ago

2009 - The first of four days of bombings begins on the southern Philippine island group of Mindanao.

Events11 years ago

2012 - The discovery of particles consistent with the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider is announced at CERN.

Events8 years ago

2015 - Chile claims its first title in international soccer by defeating Argentina in the 2015 Copa América Final.

Events5 years ago

Births

AD 68 - Salonina Matidia, Roman daughter of Ulpia Marciana (d. 119)

Births

1095 - Usama ibn Munqidh, Muslim poet, author and faris (Knight) (d. 1188)

Births925 years ago

1330 - Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shōgun (d. 1367)

Births690 years ago

1477 - Johannes Aventinus, Bavarian historian and philologist (d. 1534)

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1546 - Murad III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1595)

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1656 - John Leake, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1720)

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1694 - Louis-Claude Daquin, French organist and composer (d. 1772)

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1715 - Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, German poet and academic (d. 1769)

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1719 - Michel-Jean Sedaine, French playwright (d. 1797)

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1729 - George Leonard, American lawyer, jurist and politician (d. 1819)

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1753 - Jean-Pierre Blanchard, French inventor, best known as a pioneer in balloon flight (d. 1809)

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1790 - George Everest, Welsh geographer and surveyor (d. 1866)

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1799 - Oscar I of Sweden (d. 1859)

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1804 - Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1864)

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1807 - Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian general and politician (d. 1882)

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1816 - Hiram Walker, American businessman, founded Canadian Club whisky (d. 1899)

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1826 - Stephen Foster, American songwriter and composer (d. 1864)

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1842 - Hermann Cohen, German philosopher (d. 1918)

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1845 - Thomas John Barnardo, Irish philanthropist and humanitarian (d. 1905)

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1847 - James Anthony Bailey, American circus ringmaster, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (d. 1906)

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1854 - Victor Babeș, Romanian physician and biologist (d. 1926)

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1868 - Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer and academic (d. 1921)

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1871 - Hubert Cecil Booth, English engineer (d.1955)

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1872 - Calvin Coolidge, American lawyer and politician, 30th President of the United States (d. 1933)

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1874 - John McPhee, Australian journalist and politician, 27th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1952)

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1880 - Victor Kraft, Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1975)

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1881 - Ulysses S. Grant III, American general (d. 1968)

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1883 - Rube Goldberg, American sculptor, cartoonist, and engineer (d. 1970)

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1887 - Pio Pion, Italian engineer and businessman (d. 1965)

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1888 - Henry Armetta, Italian-American actor and singer (d. 1945)

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1895 - Irving Caesar, American songwriter and composer (d. 1996)

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1896 - Mao Dun, Chinese journalist, author, and critic (d. 1981)

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1897 - Alluri Sitarama Raju, Indian activist (d. 1924)

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1898 - Pilar Barbosa, Puerto Rican-American historian and activist (d. 1997)

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1898 - Gertrude Lawrence, British actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1952)

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1898 - Gulzarilal Nanda, Indian politician (d. 1998)

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1898 - Gertrude Weaver, American supercentenarian (d. 2015)

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1900 - Belinda Dann, Indigenous Australian who was one of the Stolen Generation, reunited with family aged 107 (d. 2007)

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1900 - Nellie Mae Rowe, African-American folk artist (d. 1982)

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1902 - Meyer Lansky, American gangster (d. 1983)

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1902 - George Murphy, American actor and politician (d. 1992)

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1903 - Flor Peeters, Belgian organist, composer, and educator (d. 1986)

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1904 - Angela Baddeley, English actress (d. 1976)

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1905 - Irving Johnson, American sailor and author (d. 1991)

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1905 - Robert Hankey, 2nd Baron Hankey, British diplomat and public servant (d. 1996)

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1905 - Lionel Trilling, American critic, essayist, short story writer, and educator (d. 1975)

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1906 - Vincent Schaefer, American chemist and meteorologist (d. 1993)

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1907 - John Anderson, American discus thrower (d. 1948)

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1907 - Howard Taubman, American author and critic (d. 1996)

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1909 - Alec Templeton, Welsh composer, pianist and satirist (d. 1963)

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1910 - Robert K. Merton, American sociologist and scholar (d. 2003)

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1910 - Gloria Stuart, American actress (d. 2010)

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1911 - Bruce Hamilton, Australian public servant (d. 1989)

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1911 - Mitch Miller, American singer and producer (d. 2010)

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1914 - Nuccio Bertone, Italian automobile designer (d. 1997)

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1915 - Timmie Rogers, American actor and singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

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1916 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American typist and broadcaster (d. 2006)

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1918 - Eppie Lederer, American journalist and radio host (d. 2002)

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1918 - Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)

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1918 - King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga, (d. 2006)

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1918 - Alec Bedser, English cricketer (d. 2010)

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1918 - Eric Bedser, English cricketer (d. 2006)

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1918 - Pauline Phillips, American journalist and radio host, created Dear Abby (d. 2013)

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1920 - Norm Drucker, American basketball player and referee (d. 2015)

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1920 - Leona Helmsley, American businesswoman (d. 2007)

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1920 - Fritz Wilde, German footballer and manager (d. 1977)

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1920 - Paul Bannai, American politician

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1921 - Gérard Debreu, French economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

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1921 - Nasser Sharifi, Iranian sports shooter

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1921 - Philip Rose, American actor, playwright, and producer (d. 2011)

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1921 - Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (d. 2003)

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1922 - R. James Harvey, American politician

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1923 - Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

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1924 - Eva Marie Saint, American actress

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1924 - Delia Fiallo, Cuban author and screenwriter

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1925 - Ciril Zlobec, Slovene poet, writer, translator, journalist and politician (d. 2018)

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1925 - Dorothy Head Knode, American tennis player (d. 2015)

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1926 - Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentinian-Spanish footballer and coach (d. 2014)

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1926 - Lake Underwood, American race car driver and businessman (d. 2008)

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1927 - Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress and photographer

Births93 years ago

1927 - Neil Simon, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Giampiero Boniperti, Italian footballer and politician

Births92 years ago

1928 - Teofisto Guingona Jr., Filipino politician; 11th Vice President of the Philippines

Births92 years ago

1928 - Jassem Alwan, Syrian Army Officer (d. 2018)

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1928 - Shan Ratnam, Sri Lankan physician and academic (d. 2001)

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1928 - Chuck Tanner, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)

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1929 - Ron Casey, Australian journalist and sportscaster

Births91 years ago

1929 - Al Davis, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 2011)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (d. 1998)

Births91 years ago

1930 - George Steinbrenner, American businessman (d. 2010)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Stephen Boyd, Northern Ireland-born American actor (d. 1977)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Rick Casares, American football player and soldier (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Sébastien Japrisot, French author, director, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Peter Richardson, English cricketer (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian runner

Births88 years ago

1934 - Yvonne B. Miller, American academic and politician (d. 2012)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Colin Welland, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Paul Scoon, Grenadian politician, 2nd Governor-General of Grenada (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Zdzisława Donat, Polish soprano and actress

Births84 years ago

1937 - Thomas Nagel, American philosopher and academic

Births83 years ago
Births83 years ago

1937 - Richard Rhodes, American journalist and historian

Births83 years ago

1937 - Eric Walters, Australian journalist (d. 2010)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Steven Rose, English biologist and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births82 years ago

1940 - Pat Stapleton, Canadian ice hockey player

Births80 years ago

1941 - Sam Farr, American politician

Births79 years ago

1941 - Tomaž Šalamun, Croatian-Slovenian poet and academic (d. 2014)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Pavel Sedláček, Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Brian Willson, American soldier, lawyer, and activist

Births79 years ago

1942 - Hal Lanier, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births78 years ago

1942 - Floyd Little, American football player and coach

Births78 years ago

1942 - Stefan Meller, French-Polish academic and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2008)

Births78 years ago
Births78 years ago

1942 - Peter Rowan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Conny Bauer, German trombonist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Emerson Boozer, American football player and sportscaster

Births77 years ago

1943 - Adam Hart-Davis, English historian, author, and photographer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Geraldo Rivera, American lawyer, journalist, and author

Births77 years ago

1943 - Alan Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1970)

Births77 years ago

1945 - Andre Spitzer, Romanian-Israeli fencer and coach (d. 1972)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Ron Kovic, American author and activist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Michael Milken, American businessman and philanthropist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Lembit Ulfsak, Estonian actor and director (d. 2017)

Births73 years ago

1948 - René Arnoux, French race car driver

Births72 years ago

1948 - Tommy Körberg, Swedish singer and actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jeremy Spencer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1950 - Philip Craven, English basketball player and swimmer

Births70 years ago

1950 - David Jensen, Canadian-English radio and television host

Births70 years ago

1951 - John Alexander, Australian tennis player and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ralph Johnson, American R&B drummer and percussionist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Vladimir Tismăneanu, Romanian-American political scientist, sociologist, and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American lawyer and politician, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

Births69 years ago

1952 - Álvaro Uribe, Colombian lawyer and politician, 39th President of Colombia

Births68 years ago

1952 - Carol MacReady, English actress

Births68 years ago

1952 - John Waite, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Paul Rogat Loeb, American author and activist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Francis Maude, English lawyer and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jim Beattie, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births66 years ago

1954 - Morganna, American model, actress, and dancer

Births66 years ago
Births66 years ago

1955 - Kevin Nichols, Australian cyclist

Births65 years ago

1956 - Robert Sinclair MacKay, British academic and educator

Births64 years ago

1957 - Rein Lang, Estonian politician and diplomat, 25th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births63 years ago

1958 - Vera Leth, Greenlandic Ombudsman

Births62 years ago

1958 - Kirk Pengilly, Australian guitarist, saxophonist, and songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Carl Valentine, English-Canadian footballer, coach, and manager

Births62 years ago

1959 - Victoria Abril, Spanish actress and singer

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1960 - Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver (d. 1994)

Births60 years ago

1961 - Richard Garriott, English-American video game designer, created the Ultima series

Births59 years ago

1962 - Pam Shriver, American tennis player and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Henri Leconte, French tennis player and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - Laureano Márquez, Spanish-Venezuelan political scientist and journalist

Births57 years ago

1963 - José Oquendo, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Sonia Pierre, Hatian-Dominican human rights activist (d. 2011)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Cle Kooiman, American soccer player and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Elie Saab, Lebanese fashion designer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Edi Rama, Albanian politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mark Slaughter, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mark Whiting, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Harvey Grant, American basketball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Horace Grant, American basketball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kiriakos Karataidis, Greek footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 - Gérard Watkins, English actor and playwright

Births55 years ago

1966 - Minas Hantzidis, German-Greek footballer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Lee Reherman, American actor (d. 2016)

Births54 years ago

1967 - Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball player and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Sébastien Deleigne, French athlete

Births53 years ago

1968 - Ronni Ancona, Scottish actress and screenwriter

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1969 - Al Golden, American football player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Todd Marinovich, American football player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Wilfred Mugeyi, Zimbabwean footballer and coach

Births51 years ago

1972 - Stephen Giles, Canadian canoe racer and engineer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Mike Knuble, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Keiko Ihara, Japanese race car driver

Births47 years ago

1973 - Gackt, Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Michael Johnson, English-Jamaican footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Anjelika Krylova, Russian ice dancer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jan Magnussen, Danish race car driver

Births47 years ago

1973 - Tony Popovic, Australian footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Jill Craybas, American tennis player

Births46 years ago

1974 - La'Roi Glover, American football player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Adrian Griffin, American basketball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1976 - Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2003)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Yevgeniya Medvedeva, Russian skier

Births44 years ago

1978 - Marcos Daniel, Brazilian tennis player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Émile Mpenza, Belgian footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Siim Kabrits, Estonian politician

Births41 years ago

1979 - Josh McCown, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Renny Vega, Venezuelan footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Kwame Steede, Bermudan footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Dedé, Angolan footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Brock Berlin, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Christoph Preuß, German footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Will Smith, American football player (d. 2016)

Births39 years ago

1982 - Vladimir Boisa, Georgian basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Vladimir Gusev, Russian cyclist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jeff Lima, New Zealand rugby league player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino, American model, author and television personality

Births38 years ago

1983 - Melanie Fiona, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Amantle Montsho, Botswanan sprinter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Miguel Pinto, Chilean footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Amol Rajan, Indian-English journalist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mattia Serafini, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Jin Akanishi, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Miguel Santos Soares, Timorese footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Kane Tenace, Australian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dimitrios Mavroeidis, Greek basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Wason Rentería, Colombian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Ömer Aşık, Turkish basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nguyen Ngoc Duy, Vietnamese footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Rafael Arévalo, Salvadoran tennis player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Willem Janssen, Dutch footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Terrance Knighton, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Marte Elden, Norwegian skier

Births34 years ago

1987 - Wude Ayalew, Ethiopian runner

Births33 years ago

1987 - Guram Kashia, Georgian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Angelique Boyer, French-Mexican actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Benjamin Büchel, Liechtenstein footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jake Gardiner, American ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Richard Mpong, Ghanaian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Naoki Yamada, Japanese footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Ihar Yasinski, Belarusian footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Ángel Romero, Paraguayan footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Óscar Romero, Paraguayan footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Tom Barkhuizen, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1995 - Post Malone, American singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer

Births25 years ago

1999 - Moa Kikuchi, Japanese musician

Births21 years ago

2003 - Polina Bogusevich, Russian singer

Births17 years ago

Deaths

673 - Ecgberht, king of Kent

Deaths

907 - Luitpold, margrave of Bavaria

Deaths

907 - Dietmar I, archbishop of Salzburg

Deaths1113 years ago

910 - Luo Shaowei, Chinese warlord (b. 877)

Deaths

940 - Wang Jianli, Chinese general (b. 871)

Deaths

943 - Taejo of Goryeo, Korean king (b. 877)

Deaths

945 - Zhuo Yanming, Chinese Buddhist monk and emperor

Deaths

965 - Benedict V, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

973 - Ulrich of Augsburg, German bishop and saint (b. 890)

Deaths

975 - Gwangjong of Goryeo, Korean king (b. 925)

Deaths

1187 - Raynald of Châtillon, French knight (b. 1125)

Deaths833 years ago
Deaths713 years ago

1336 - Saint Elizabeth of Portugal (b. 1271)

Deaths684 years ago

1429 - Carlo I Tocco, ruler of Epirus (b. 1372)

Deaths591 years ago

1533 - John Frith, English priest, writer, and martyr (b. 1503)

Deaths487 years ago

1541 - Pedro de Alvarado, Spanish general and explorer (b. 1495)

Deaths479 years ago

1546 - Hayreddin Barbarossa, Ottoman admiral (b. 1478)

Deaths474 years ago

1551 - Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell, English politician (b. 1514)

Deaths469 years ago

1603 - Philippe de Monte, Flemish composer and educator (b. 1521)

Deaths417 years ago

1623 - William Byrd, English composer (b. c. 1540)

Deaths397 years ago

1644 - Brian Twyne, English academic, antiquarian and archivist (b. 1581)

Deaths376 years ago

1648 - Antoine Daniel, French missionary and saint (b. 1601)

Deaths372 years ago

1742 - Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian monk, mathematician, and engineer (b. 1671)

Deaths278 years ago

1754 - Philippe Néricault Destouches, French playwright and author (b. 1680)

Deaths266 years ago

1761 - Samuel Richardson, English author and painter (b. 1689)

Deaths259 years ago
Deaths240 years ago

1787 - Charles, Prince of Soubise, Marshal of France (b. 1715)

Deaths233 years ago

1821 - Richard Cosway, English painter and academic (b. 1742)

Deaths199 years ago

1826 - John Adams, American lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the United States (b. 1735)

Deaths194 years ago

1826 - Thomas Jefferson, American architect, lawyer, and politician, 3rd President of the United States (b. 1743)

Deaths194 years ago

1831 - James Monroe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th President of the United States (b. 1758)

Deaths189 years ago

1848 - François-René de Chateaubriand, French historian and politician (b. 1768)

Deaths172 years ago

1850 - William Kirby, English entomologist and author (b. 1759)

Deaths170 years ago

1854 - Karl Friedrich Eichhorn, German academic and jurist (b. 1781)

Deaths166 years ago

1857 - William L. Marcy, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 21st United States Secretary of State (b. 1786)

Deaths163 years ago

1881 - Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish philosopher and politician (b. 1806)

Deaths139 years ago

1882 - Joseph Brackett, American composer and author (b. 1797)

Deaths138 years ago

1886 - Poundmaker, Canadian tribal chief (b. 1797)

Deaths134 years ago

1891 - Hannibal Hamlin, American lawyer and politician, 15th Vice President of the United States (b. 1809)

Deaths129 years ago

1901 - Johannes Schmidt, German linguist and academic (b. 1843)

Deaths119 years ago

1902 - Vivekananda, Indian monk and saint (b. 1863)

Deaths118 years ago

1905 - Élisée Reclus, French geographer and author (b. 1830)

Deaths115 years ago

1910 - Melville Fuller, American lawyer and jurist, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1833)

Deaths110 years ago

1910 - Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer and historian (b. 1835)

Deaths110 years ago

1916 - Alan Seeger, American soldier and poet (b. 1888)

Deaths104 years ago

1922 - Lothar von Richthofen, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1894)

Deaths98 years ago

1926 - Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian activist and saint (b. 1901)

Deaths94 years ago

1934 - Marie Curie, French-Polish physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)

Deaths86 years ago

1938 - Otto Bauer, Austrian philosopher and politician, Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1881)

Deaths82 years ago

1938 - Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (b. 1899)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician and academic (b. 1881)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Władysław Sikorski, Polish general and politician, 9th Prime Minister of the Second Republic of Poland (b. 1881)

Deaths77 years ago

1946 - Taffy O'Callaghan, Welsh footballer and coach (b. 1906)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - Monteiro Lobato, Brazilian journalist and author (b. 1882)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - François Brandt, Dutch rower and engineer (b. 1874)

Deaths71 years ago

1963 - Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg, New Zealand general and politician, 7th Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1889)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Clyde Kennard, American activist and martyr (b. 1927)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Pingali Venkayya, Indian activist, designed the Flag of India (b. 1876)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Gaby Morlay, French actress and singer (b. 1893)

Deaths56 years ago

1969 - Henri Decoin, French director and screenwriter (b. 1890)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Barnett Newman, American painter and illustrator (b. 1905)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, American sailor and businessman (b. 1884)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - August Derleth, American anthologist and author (b. 1909)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Thomas C. Hart, American admiral and politician (b. 1877)

Deaths49 years ago

1974 - Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - André Randall, French actor (b. 1892)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli colonel (b. 1946)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Antoni Słonimski, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1895)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Gersh Budker, Ukrainian physicist and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Lee Wai Tong, Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1905)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Maurice Grevisse, Belgian linguist and author (b. 1895)

Deaths40 years ago

1984 - Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (b. 1949)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Paul-Gilbert Langevin, French musicologist, critique musical and physicist (b. 1933)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Flor Peeters, Belgian organist and composer (b. 1903)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Oscar Zariski, Belarusian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1899)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Adrian Adonis, American wrestler (b. 1954)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Olive Ann Burns, American journalist and author (b. 1924)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Victor Chang, Chinese-Australian surgeon and physician (b. 1936)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Art Sansom, American cartoonist (b. 1920)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Astor Piazzolla, Argentinian bandoneon player and composer (b. 1921)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Bona Arsenault, Canadian historian, genealogist, and politician (b. 1903)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Joey Marella, American wrestling referee (b. 1964)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Eva Gabor, Hungarian-American actress and singer (b. 1919)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Bob Ross, American painter and television host (b. 1942)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Charles Kuralt, American journalist (b. 1934)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - John Zachary Young, English zoologist and neurophysiologist (b. 1907)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Leo Garel, American illustrator and educator (b. 1917)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, Polish journalist and author (b. 1919)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Gerald Bales, Canadian organist and composer (b. 1919)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American general (b. 1912)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Larry Burkett, American author and radio host (b. 1939)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - André Claveau, French singer (b. 1915)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Barry White, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1944)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss violinist and conductor (b. 1920)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Cliff Goupille, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Hank Stram, American football player and coach (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Bill Pinkney, American singer (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Thomas M. Disch, American author and poet (b. 1940)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Jesse Helms, American politician (b. 1921)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Evelyn Keyes, American actress (b. 1916)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Terrence Kiel, American football player (b. 1980)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Charles Wheeler, German-English soldier and journalist (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Brenda Joyce, American actress (b. 1917)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Allen Klein, American businessman and talent agent, founded ABKCO Records (b. 1931)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Drake Levin, American guitarist (b. 1946)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Steve McNair, American football player (b. 1973)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish author and actor (b. 1935)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard, Congolese poet and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Robert Neil Butler, American physician and author (b. 1927)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Hiren Bhattacharyya, Indian poet and author (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jimmy Bivins, American boxer (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jeong Min-hyeong, South Korean footballer (b. 1987)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Eric Sykes, English actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Onllwyn Brace, Welsh rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jack Crompton, English footballer and manager (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - James Fulton, American dermatologist and academic (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Charles A. Hines, American general (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bernie Nolan, Irish singer (b. 1960)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Giorgio Faletti, Italian author, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1950)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - C. J. Henderson, American author and critic (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Earl Robinson, American baseball player (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Richard Mellon Scaife, American businessman (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Nedelcho Beronov, Bulgarian judge and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - William Conrad Gibbons, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian film director, screenwriter, poet, and photographer (b. 1940)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - John Blackwell, American R&B, funk, and jazz drummer (b. 1973)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Daniil Granin, Soviet and Russian author (b. 1919)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Henri Dirickx, Belgian footballer (b. 1927)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Robby Müller, Dutch cinematographer (b. 1940)

Deaths2 years ago

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