Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Algeria), celebrating the independence of Algeria from France in 1962.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Cape Verde), celebrating the independence of Cape Verde from Portugal in 1975.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Venezuela), celebrating the independence of Venezuela from Spain in 1811; also National Armed Forces Day.

Holidays and observances

Tynwald Day, if July 5 is on a weekend, the holiday is the following Monday. (Isle of Man)

Holidays and observances

Events

328 - The official opening of Constantine's Bridge built over the Danube between Sucidava (Corabia, Romania) and Oescus (Gigen, Bulgaria) by the Roman architect Theophilus Patricius.

Events

1316 - The Burgundian and Majorcan claimants of the Principality of Achaea meet in the Battle of Manolada.

Events704 years ago

1594 - Portuguese forces under the command of Pedro Lopes de Sousa begin an unsuccessful invasion of the Kingdom of Kandy during the Campaign of Danture in Sri Lanka.

Events426 years ago

1610 - John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.

Events410 years ago

1770 - The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.

Events250 years ago
Events245 years ago

1803 - The Convention of Artlenburg is signed, leading to the French occupation of the Electorate of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).

Events217 years ago

1807 - In Buenos Aires the local militias repel the British soldiers within the Second English Invasion.

Events213 years ago

1809 - The largest battle of the Napoleonic Wars, the Battle of Wagram is fought between the French and Austrian Empires.

Events211 years ago

1811 - The Venezuelan Declaration of Independence is adopted by a congress of the provinces.

Events209 years ago

1813 - War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York commence.

Events207 years ago

1814 - War of 1812: Battle of Chippawa: American Major General Jacob Brown defeats British General Phineas Riall at Chippawa, Ontario.

Events206 years ago

1833 - Lê Văn Khôi along with 27 soldiers stage a mutiny taking over the Phiên An citadel, developing into the Lê Văn Khôi revolt against Emperor Minh Mạng.

Events187 years ago

1833 - Admiral Charles Napier vanquishes the navy of the Portuguese usurper Dom Miguel at the third Battle of Cape St. Vincent.

Events187 years ago

1841 - Thomas Cook organises the first package excursion, from Leicester to Loughborough.

Events179 years ago

1884 - Germany takes possession of Cameroon.

Events136 years ago

1915 - The Liberty Bell leaves Philadelphia by special train on its way to the Panama–Pacific International Exposition. This is the last trip outside Philadelphia that the custodians of the bell intend to permit.

Events105 years ago

1934 - "Bloody Thursday": Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.

Events86 years ago

1935 - The National Labor Relations Act, which governs labor relations in the United States, is signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Events85 years ago

1937 - Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation.

Events83 years ago

1940 - World War II: The United Kingdom and the Vichy France government break off diplomatic relations.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: Operation Barbarossa: German troops reach the Dnieper river.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: An Allied invasion fleet sails for Sicily (Operation Husky, July 10, 1943).

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: German forces begin a massive offensive against the Soviet Union at the Battle of Kursk, also known as Operation Citadel.

Events77 years ago

1945 - World War II: The liberation of the Philippines is declared.

Events75 years ago

1946 - The bikini goes on sale after debuting during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris, France.

Events74 years ago

1948 - National Health Service Acts create the national public health system in the United Kingdom.

Events72 years ago

1950 - Korean War: Task Force Smith: American and North Korean forces first clash, in the Battle of Osan.

Events70 years ago

1950 - Zionism: The Knesset passes the Law of Return which grants all Jews the right to immigrate to Israel.

Events70 years ago

1954 - The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.

Events66 years ago

1954 - Elvis Presley records his first single, "That's All Right," at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee.

Events66 years ago

1962 - The official independence of Algeria is proclaimed after an 8-year-long war with France.

Events58 years ago

1971 - The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by President Richard Nixon.

Events49 years ago

1973 - A boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE) in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane was being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, kills eleven firefighters.

Events47 years ago

1975 - Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.

Events45 years ago

1975 - Cape Verde gains its independence from Portugal.

Events45 years ago

1977 - Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.

Events43 years ago

1980 - Swedish tennis player Björn Borg wins his fifth Wimbledon final and becomes the first male tennis player to win the championships five times in a row (1976–1980).

Events40 years ago

1987 - Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE uses suicide attacks on the Sri Lankan Army for the first time. The Black Tigers are born and, in the following years, will continue to kill with the tactic.

Events33 years ago

1989 - Iran–Contra affair: Oliver North is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service. His convictions are later overturned.

Events31 years ago

1995 - The Republic of Armenia adopts its constitution, four years after its independence from the Soviet Union.

Events25 years ago

1996 - Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.

Events24 years ago
Events23 years ago

1999 - U.S. President Bill Clinton imposes trade and economic sanctions against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

Events21 years ago

2004 - The first Indonesian presidential election is held.

Events16 years ago

2006 - North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan.

Events14 years ago

2009 - A series of violent riots break out in Ürümqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.

Events11 years ago

2009 - The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever discovered in England, consisting of more than 1,500 items, is found near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Events11 years ago

2012 - The Shard in London is inaugurated as the tallest building in Europe, with a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft).

Events8 years ago

2016 - The Juno space probe arrives at Jupiter and begins a 20-month survey of the planet.

Events4 years ago

2018 - The EU Copyright Directive currently has been pushed back to 10 September 2018, due to the majority of votes in the EU Parliament favoring holding back the vote.

Events2 years ago

2018 - Lithuania becomes the 36th member of the OECD.

Events2 years ago

Births

465 - Ahkal Mo' Naab' I, Mayan ruler (d. 524)

Births

980 - Mokjong of Goryeo, Korean king (d. 1009)

Births

1029 - Al-Mustansir Billah, Fatimid caliph (d. 1094)

Births991 years ago

1057 - Al-Ghazali, Iranian jurist, philosopher, and mystic (d. 1111)

Births963 years ago

1321 - Joan of the Tower, English consort of David II of Scotland (d. 1362)

Births699 years ago

1466 - Giovanni Sforza, Italian nobleman (d. 1510)

Births554 years ago
Births473 years ago

1549 - Francesco Maria del Monte, Italian cardinal and art collector (d. 1627)

Births471 years ago

1554 - Elisabeth of Austria, French queen (d. 1592)

Births466 years ago

1580 - Carlo Contarini, doge of Venice (d. 1656)

Births440 years ago

1586 - Thomas Hooker, English-born founder of the Colony of Connecticut (d. 1647)

Births434 years ago

1593 - Achille d'Étampes de Valençay, French military leader (d. 1646)ref>"Achilles to Étampes-Valencay" in Marie-Nicolas Bouillet and Alexis CHASSANG (dir.), Dictionnaire universel d'histoire et de géographie, 1878

Births427 years ago

1653 - Thomas Pitt, English businessman and politician (d. 1726)

Births367 years ago

1670 - Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, countess palatine (d. 1748)

Births350 years ago

1675 - Mary Walcott, American accuser and witness at the Salem witch trials (d. 1719)

Births345 years ago

1709 - Étienne de Silhouette, French translator and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1767)

Births311 years ago

1717 - Peter III, Portuguese king (d. 1786)Sousa, António Caetano de. História genealógica da Casa Real portuguesa (in Portuguese). VIII. Lisbon: Silviana. pp. 369–70.

Births303 years ago
Births302 years ago

1745 - Carl Arnold Kortum, German physician and poet (d. 1824)

Births275 years ago

1755 - Sarah Siddons, English actress (d. 1831)

Births265 years ago

1780 - François Carlo Antommarchi, French physician (d. 1838)

Births240 years ago

1793 - Pavel Pestel, Russian officer (d. 1826)

Births227 years ago

1794 - Sylvester Graham, American minister and activist (d. 1851)

Births226 years ago

1801 - David Farragut, American admiral (d. 1870)

Births219 years ago

1802 - Pavel Nakhimov, Russian admiral (d. 1855)

Births218 years ago

1803 - George Borrow, British writer (d. 1881)

Births217 years ago

1805 - Robert FitzRoy, English captain, meteorologist, and politician, 2nd Governor of New Zealand (d. 1865)

Births215 years ago

1810 - P. T. Barnum, American businessman, co-founded Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (d. 1891)

Births210 years ago

1820 - William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish physicist, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1872)

Births200 years ago

1829 - Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican politician and diplomat, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Mexico (d. 1910)

Births191 years ago

1832 - Pavel Chistyakov, Russian painter and educator (d. 1919)

Births188 years ago

1841 - William Collins Whitney, American financier and politician, 31st United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1904)

Births179 years ago

1849 - William Thomas Stead, English journalist (d. 1912)

Births171 years ago

1853 - Cecil Rhodes, English-South African businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (d. 1902)

Births167 years ago

1857 - Clara Zetkin, German theorist and activist (d. 1933)

Births163 years ago

1857 - Julien Tiersot, French musicologist and composer (d. 1936)

Births163 years ago

1860 - Robert Bacon, American colonel and politician, 39th United States Secretary of State (d. 1919)

Births160 years ago

1860 - Mathieu Jaboulay, French surgeon (d. 1913)

Births160 years ago

1862 - George Nuttall, American-British bacteriologist (d. 1937)

Births158 years ago

1862 - Horatio Caro, English chess master (d. 1920)

Births158 years ago

1864 - Stephan Krehl, German composer (d. 1924)

Births156 years ago

1867 - A. E. Douglass, American astronomer (d. 1962)

Births153 years ago

1872 - Édouard Herriot, French lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1957)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Eugen Fischer, German physician and academic (d. 1967)

Births146 years ago

1879 - Dwight F. Davis, American tennis player and politician, 49th United States Secretary of War (d. 1945)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichord player and educator (d. 1959)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Jan Kubelík, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1940)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Constantin Tănase, Romanian actor and playwright (d. 1945)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Inayat Khan, Indian mystic and educator (d. 1927)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Gustave Lanctot, Canadian historian, author, and academic (d. 1975)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Enrico Dante, Italian cardinal (d. 1967)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Blas Infante, Spanish historian and politician (d. 1936)

Births135 years ago

1885 - André Lhote, French sculptor and painter (d. 1962)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Willem Drees, Dutch politician and historian, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1948–1958) (d. 1988)

Births134 years ago
Births134 years ago

1888 - Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1963)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Louise Freeland Jenkins, American astronomer and academic (d. 1970)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Jean Cocteau, French novelist, poet, and playwright (d. 1963)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Frederick Lewis Allen, American historian and journalist (d. 1954)

Births130 years ago

1891 - John Howard Northrop, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Tin Ujević, Croatian poet and translator (d. 1955)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Anthony Berkeley Cox, English writer (d. 1971)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Giuseppe Caselli, Italian painter (d. 1976)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Ants Lauter, Estonian actor and director (d. 1973)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Thomas Playford IV, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of South Australia (d. 1981)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Georgios Grivas, Greek general (d. 1974)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Marcel Achard, French playwright, screenwriter, and author (d. 1974)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Yoshimaro Yamashina, Japanese ornithologist, founded the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology (d. 1989)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Bernardus Johannes Alfrink, Dutch cardinal (d. 1987)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Julio Libonatti, Italian-Argentinian footballer (d. 1981)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., American colonel and politician, 3rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1985)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Harold Acton, English scholar and author (d. 1994)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist and ornithologist (d. 2005)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Milburn Stone, American actor (d. 1980)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Madeleine Sylvain-Bouchereau, Haitian sociologist and educator (d. 1970)

Births115 years ago

1908 - Henri of Orléans, (d. 1999)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Lyman S. Ayres II, American businessman (d. 1996)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Georges Vedel, French lawyer and academic (d. 2002)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Endel Aruja, Estonian-Canadian physicist and academic (d. 2008)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Haydn Bunton, Sr., Australian footballer and coach (d. 1955)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Giorgio Borġ Olivier, Maltese lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1980)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Georges Pompidou, French banker and politician, 19th President of France (d. 1974)

Births109 years ago

1913 - George Costakis, Russian art collector (d. 1990)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Smiley Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)

Births107 years ago

1914 - John Thomas Dunlop, American administrator and labor scholar (d. 2003)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Annie Fischer, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1995)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Babe Paley, American socialite (d. 1978)

Births105 years ago

1915 - John Woodruff, American runner and commander (d. 2007)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Al Timothy, Trinidadian musician and songwriter (d. 2000)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Lívia Rév, Hungarian classical pianist (d. 2018)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Ivor Powell, Welsh footballer (d. 2012)

Births104 years ago

1918 - K. Karunakaran, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Kerala (d. 2010)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Brian James, Australian actor (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Zakaria Mohieddin, Egyptian general and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2012)

Births102 years ago

1918 - George Rochberg, American composer and educator (d. 2005)

Births102 years ago

1921 - Viktor Kulikov, Russian marshal (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Nanos Valaoritis, Greek author, poet, and playwright

Births99 years ago

1923 - George Moore, Australian jockey (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1924 - János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist and educator (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Edward Cassidy, Australian Roman Catholic cardinal priest

Births96 years ago

1925 - Fernando de Szyszlo, Peruvian painter and sculptor (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Jean Raspail, French author and explorer

Births95 years ago

1926 - Diana Lynn, American actress (d. 1971)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Pierre Mauroy, French educator and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Warren Oates, American actor (d. 1982)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Jimmy Carruthers, Australian boxer (d. 1990)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (d. 2019)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Tony Lock, English cricketer (d. 1995)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Jovan Rašković, Serbian psychiatrist, academic, and politician (d. 1992)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Jiří Reynek, Czech poet and graphic artist (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Chikao Ohtsuka, Japanese voice actor (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1931 - Ismail Mahomed, South African lawyer and politician, 17th Chief Justice of South Africa (d. 2000)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Gyula Horn, Hungarian politician, 37th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Paul-Gilbert Langevin, French musicologist, critic and physicist (d. 1986)

Births87 years ago

1936 - Shirley Knight, American actress

Births84 years ago

1936 - James Mirrlees, Scottish economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births84 years ago

1938 - Ronnie Self, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)

Births82 years ago

1940 - Bud Andrews, American radio host and producer (d. 2014)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Chuck Close, American painter and photographer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Terry Cashman, American singer-songwriter and record producer

Births79 years ago
Births79 years ago

1942 - Matthias Bamert, Swiss composer and conductor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Hannes Löhr, German footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2016)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Curt Blefary, American baseball player and coach (d. 2001)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Mark Cox, English tennis player, coach and sportscaster

Births77 years ago

1943 - Robbie Robertson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Pierre Villepreux, French rugby player and coach

Births77 years ago
Births76 years ago

1945 - Michael Blake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Mexico

Births75 years ago

1946 - Pierre-Marc Johnson, Canadian lawyer, physician, and politician, 24th Premier of Quebec

Births74 years ago

1946 - Paul Smith, English fashion designer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Gerard 't Hooft, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births74 years ago

1946 - Vladimir Mikhailovich Zakharov, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 2013)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Todd Akin, American politician

Births73 years ago

1949 - Ludwig G. Strauss, German physician and academic (d. 2013)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Carlos Caszely, Chilean footballer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Huey Lewis, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births70 years ago

1950 - Michael Monarch, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Goose Gossage, American baseball player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Roger Wicker, American colonel, lawyer, and politician

Births69 years ago

1953 - Caryn Navy, American mathematician and computer scientist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist and songwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - John Wright, New Zealand cricketer and coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Tony Hadley, English footballer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Peter McNamara, Australian tennis player and coach

Births65 years ago

1956 - Horacio Cartes, Paraguayan businessman and politician, President of Paraguay

Births64 years ago

1956 - James Lofton, American football player and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Carlo Thränhardt, German high jumper

Births63 years ago

1957 - Doug Wilson, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager

Births63 years ago

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

Births62 years ago

1958 - Bill Watterson, American author and illustrator

Births62 years ago

1959 - Marc Cohn, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births61 years ago

1960 - Pruitt Taylor Vince, American actor and director

Births60 years ago

1962 - Sarina Hülsenbeck, German swimmer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Edie Falco, American actress

Births57 years ago

1964 - Ronald D. Moore, American screenwriter and producer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Kathryn Erbe, American actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli-American pianist and educator

Births55 years ago

1966 - Susannah Doyle, English actress, director, and playwright

Births54 years ago

1966 - Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer and coach

Births54 years ago

1968 - Ken Akamatsu, Japanese illustrator

Births52 years ago

1968 - Kenji Ito, Japanese pianist and composer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Hedi Slimane, French fashion designer and photographer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Susan Wojcicki, Polish-American technology executive, CEO of YouTube

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jenji Kohan, American screenwriter and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Armin Kõomägi, Estonian author and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - John LeClair, American ice hockey player

Births51 years ago

1969 - RZA, American rapper, producer, actor, and director

Births51 years ago

1970 - Mac Dre, American rapper and producer, founded Thizz Entertainment (d. 2004)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Valentí Massana, Spanish race walker

Births50 years ago

1971 - Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Matthew Birir, Kenyan runner

Births48 years ago

1972 - Robert Esmie, Canadian sprinter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Gary Shteyngart, American writer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish drummer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Róisín Murphy, Irish singer-songwriter and producer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Hernán Crespo, Argentinian footballer and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Bizarre, American rapper

Births44 years ago

1976 - Nuno Gomes, Portuguese footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Nicolas Kiefer, German tennis player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Steven Sharp Nelson, American cellist

Births43 years ago

1978 - Britta Oppelt, German rower

Births42 years ago

1978 - Allan Simonsen, Danish race car driver (d. 2013)

Births42 years ago

1978 - İsmail YK, German-Turkish singer-songwriter

Births42 years ago

1979 - Shane Filan, Irish singer-songwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Amélie Mauresmo, French-Swiss tennis player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Stiliyan Petrov, Bulgarian footballer and manager

Births41 years ago

1980 - David Rozehnal, Czech footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mads Tolling, Danish-American violinist and composer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jason Wade, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births40 years ago

1982 - Fabrício de Souza, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Alexander Dimitrenko, Ukrainian-German boxer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Philippe Gilbert, Belgian cyclist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kate Gynther, Australian water polo player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dave Haywood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Paíto, Mozambican footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Javier Paredes, Spanish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Szabolcs Perenyi, Romanian-Hungarian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Beno Udrih, Slovenian basketball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Marco Estrada, Mexican baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jonás Gutiérrez, Argentinian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Taavi Peetre, Estonian shot putter (d. 2010)

Births37 years ago

1984 - Danay Garcia, Cuban actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Zack Miller, American golfer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Alexandre R. Picard, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Megan Rapinoe, American soccer player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Piermario Morosini, Italian footballer (d. 2012)

Births34 years ago

1986 - Alexander Radulov, Russian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Adam Young, American singer, songwriter and composer. Commonly known as "Owl City"

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ji Chang-wook, South Korean actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mohd Safiq Rahim, Malaysian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Andrija Kaluđerović, Serbian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Alexander Kristoff, Norwegian cyclist

Births33 years ago

1988 - Martin Liivamägi, Estonian swimmer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Samir Ujkani, Albanian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Charlie Austin, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Georgios Efrem, Cypriot footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Dwight King, Canadian ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Abeba Aregawi, Ethiopian-Swedish runner

Births30 years ago

1992 - Alberto Moreno, Spanish footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Chiara Scholl, American tennis player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Yaroslav Kosov, Russian ice hockey player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Diana Harkusha, Ukrainian lawyer, dancer, model and beauty queen

Births26 years ago

1994 - Shohei Ohtani, Japanese baseball player

Births26 years ago

Deaths

905 - Cui Yuan, Chinese chancellor

Deaths

905 - Dugu Sun, Chinese chancellor

Deaths1115 years ago

905 - Lu Yi, Chinese chancellor (b. 847)

Deaths1115 years ago

905 - Pei Shu, Chinese chancellor (b. 841)

Deaths1115 years ago

905 - Wang Pu, Chinese chancellor

Deaths1115 years ago

936 - Xu Ji, Chinese official and chancellor

Deaths

967 - Murakami, Japanese emperor (b. 926)

Deaths

1080 - Ísleifur Gissurarson, Icelandic bishop (b. 1006)

Deaths940 years ago

1091 - William of Hirsau, German abbot

Deaths929 years ago

1316 - Ferdinand, prince of Majorca (b. 1278)

Deaths704 years ago

1375 - Charles III, French nobleman (b. 1337)

Deaths645 years ago

1413 - Musa Çelebi, Ottoman prince and co-ruler

Deaths607 years ago

1507 - Crinitus, Italian scholar and academic (b. 1475)

Deaths513 years ago

1539 - Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Italian saint (b. 1502)

Deaths481 years ago
Deaths359 years ago

1666 - Albert VI, German nobleman (b. 1584)

Deaths354 years ago

1676 - Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish field marshal and politician (b. 1613)

Deaths344 years ago

1715 - Charles Ancillon, French jurist and diplomat (b. 1659)

Deaths305 years ago

1719 - Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, German-English general (b. 1641)

Deaths301 years ago

1773 - Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian and philologist (b. 1719)

Deaths247 years ago

1819 - William Cornwallis, English admiral and politician (b.1744)

Deaths201 years ago

1826 - Stamford Raffles, English politician, founded Singapore (b. 1782)

Deaths194 years ago

1833 - Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor, created the first known photograph (b. 1765)

Deaths187 years ago

1859 - Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist and engineer (b. 1777)

Deaths161 years ago

1862 - Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist and paleontologist (b. 1800)

Deaths158 years ago

1863 - Lewis Armistead, American general (b. 1817)

Deaths157 years ago

1884 - Victor Massé, French composer (b. 1822)

Deaths136 years ago

1908 - Jonas Lie, Norwegian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1833)

Deaths112 years ago

1920 - Max Klinger, German painter and sculptor (b. 1857)

Deaths100 years ago

1927 - Albrecht Kossel, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)

Deaths93 years ago

1929 - Henry Johnson, American sergeant (b. 1897)

Deaths91 years ago

1932 - Sasha Chorny, Russian poet and author (b. 1880)

Deaths88 years ago

1935 - Bernard de Pourtalès, Swiss captain and sailor (b. 1870)

Deaths85 years ago

1937 - Daniel Sawyer, American golfer (b. 1884)

Deaths83 years ago

1943 - Kazimierz Junosza-Stępowski, Polish actor (b. 1880)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Karin Swanström, Swedish actress, director, and producer (b. 1873)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - John Curtin, Australian journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Georges Bernanos, French soldier and author (b. 1888)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Carole Landis, American actress (b. 1919)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Piet Aalberse, Dutch politician (b. 1871)

Deaths72 years ago

1957 - Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887)

Deaths63 years ago

1965 - Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican race car driver, polo player, and diplomat (b. 1909)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - George de Hevesy, Hungarian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)

Deaths54 years ago

1969 - Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist and educator (b. 1884)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Walter Gropius, German architect, designed the John F. Kennedy Federal Building and Werkbund Exhibition (b. 1883)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Tom Mboya, Kenyan politician, 1st Kenyan Minister of Justice (b. 1930)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Leo McCarey, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1898)

Deaths51 years ago

1975 - Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano and actress (b. 1892)

Deaths45 years ago

1983 - Harry James, American trumpet player and actor (b. 1916)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Chic Murray, Canadian politician, 2nd Mayor of Mississauga (b. 1914)

Deaths36 years ago

1991 - Howard Nemerov, American poet and essayist (b. 1920)

Deaths29 years ago

1995 - Jüri Järvet, Estonian actor and screenwriter (b. 1919)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - A. Thangathurai, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (b. 1936)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Sid Luckman, American football player (b. 1916)

Deaths22 years ago

2002 - Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (b. 1924)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Ted Williams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1918)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Hugh Shearer, Jamaican journalist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Rodger Ward, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1921)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - James Stockdale, American admiral (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoe racer (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Amzie Strickland, American actress (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Régine Crespin, French soprano (b. 1927)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - George Melly, English singer-songwriter and critic (b. 1926)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Hasan Doğan, Turkish businessman (b. 1956)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Bob Probert, Canadian ice hockey player and radio host (b. 1965)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Cy Twombly, American-Italian painter, sculptor, and photographer (b. 1928)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Rob Goris, Belgian cyclist (b. 1982)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gerrit Komrij, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Colin Marshall, Baron Marshall of Knightsbridge, English businessman and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ruud van Hemert, Dutch actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Bud Asher, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - David Cargo, American politician, 22nd Governor of New Mexico (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lambert Jackson Woodburne, South African admiral (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Rosemary Murphy, American actress (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Volodymyr Sabodan, Ukrainian metropolitan (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Brett Wiesner, American soccer player (b. 1983)

Deaths6 years ago
Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Uffe Haagerup, Danish mathematician and academic (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

Christian feast day

Anthony Maria Zaccaria, priest (d. 1539)

Christian feast day

Cyril and Methodius (a public holiday in Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Christian feast day
Christian feast day