Holidays and observances

The first day of San Fermín, which lasts until July 14. (Pamplona)

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Holidays and observances
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Independence Day (Comoros), celebrates the independence of the Comoros from France in 1975.

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Independence Day (Malawi), celebrates the independence of Malawi from United Kingdom in 1964.

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International Kissing Day (informally observed)

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0371 BC - The Battle of Leuctra, where Epaminondas defeated Cleombrotus I, takes place.Charlie Austin

Events1649 years ago

0640 - Battle of Heliopolis: The Muslim Arab army under 'Amr ibn al-'As defeat the Byzantine forces near Heliopolis (Egypt).

Events1380 years ago

1253 - Mindaugas is crowned King of Lithuania.

Events767 years ago

1348 - Pope Clement VI issues a papal bull protecting the Jews accused of having caused the Black Death.

Events672 years ago

1411 - Ming China's Admiral Zheng He returns to Nanjing after the third treasure voyage and presents the Sinhalese king, captured during the Ming–Kotte War, to the Yongle Emperor.

Events609 years ago

1415 - Jan Hus is condemned by the assembly of the Council in the Cathedral as a heretic and sentenced to be burned at the stake. (See Deaths section.)

Events605 years ago

1438 - A temporary compromise between the rebellious Transylvanian peasants and the noblemen is signed in Kolozsmonostor Abbey.

Events582 years ago

1483 - Richard III is crowned King of England.

Events537 years ago

1484 - Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River.

Events536 years ago
Events525 years ago

1535 - Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII of England.

Events485 years ago

1557 - King Philip II of Spain, consort of Queen Mary I of England, sets out from Dover to war with France, which eventually resulted in the loss of the City of Calais, the last English possession on the continent, and Mary I never seeing her husband again.

Events463 years ago

1560 - The Treaty of Edinburgh is signed by Scotland and England.

Events460 years ago
Events447 years ago
Events447 years ago

1614 - Raid on Żejtun: The south east of Malta, and the town of Żejtun, suffer a raid from Ottoman forces. This was the last unsuccessful attempt by the Ottomans to conquer the island of Malta.

Events406 years ago

1630 - Thirty Years' War: Four thousand Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus land in Pomerania, Germany.

Events390 years ago

1685 - Battle of Sedgemoor: Last battle of the Monmouth Rebellion. troops of King James II defeat troops of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth.

Events335 years ago

1751 - Pope Benedict XIV suppresses the Patriarchate of Aquileia and establishes from its territory the Archdiocese of Udine and Gorizia.

Events269 years ago

1777 - American Revolutionary War: Siege of Fort Ticonderoga: After a bombardment by British artillery under General John Burgoyne, American forces retreat from Fort Ticonderoga, New York.

Events243 years ago

1779 - Battle of Grenada: The French defeat British naval forces during the American Revolutionary War.

Events241 years ago

1801 - First Battle of Algeciras: Outnumbered French Navy ships defeat the Royal Navy in the fortified Spanish port of Algeciras.

Events219 years ago

1809 - The second day of the Battle of Wagram; France defeats the Austrian army in the largest battle to date of the Napoleonic Wars.

Events211 years ago

1854 - In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held.

Events166 years ago

1865 - The first issue of The Nation magazine is published.

Events155 years ago

1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.

Events135 years ago

1887 - David Kalākaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced to sign the Bayonet Constitution, which transfers much of the king's authority to the Legislature of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Events133 years ago

1892 - Three thousand eight hundred striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving ten dead and dozens wounded.

Events128 years ago

1917 - World War I: Arabian troops led by T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") and Auda ibu Tayi capture Aqaba from the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt.

Events103 years ago

1918 - The Left SR uprising in Russia starts with the assassination of German ambassador Wilhelm von Mirbach by Cheka members.

Events102 years ago

1919 - The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.

Events101 years ago

1933 - The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park. The American League defeated the National League 4–2.

Events87 years ago

1936 - A major breach of the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet (61 m) into the River Irwell.

Events84 years ago

1937 - Spanish Civil War: Battle of Brunete: The battle begins with Spanish Republican troops going on the offensive against the Nationalists to relieve pressure on Madrid.

Events83 years ago

1939 - Anti-Jewish legislation in prewar Nazi Germany closes the last remaining Jewish enterprises.

Events81 years ago

1940 - Story Bridge, a major landmark in Brisbane, as well as Australia's longest cantilever bridge is formally opened.

Events80 years ago

1941 - The German army launches its offensive to encircle several Soviet armies near Smolensk.

Events79 years ago

1942 - Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.

Events78 years ago

1944 - Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading to a court-martial.

Events76 years ago

1944 - The Hartford circus fire, one of America's worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Events76 years ago

1947 - Referendum held in Sylhet to decide its fate in the Partition of India.

Events73 years ago

1947 - The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.

Events73 years ago

1957 - Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.

Events63 years ago

1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the first time, as teenagers at Woolton Fete, three years before forming the Beatles.

Events63 years ago

1962 - As a part of Operation Plowshare, the Sedan nuclear test takes place.

Events58 years ago

1962 - The Late Late Show, the world's longest-running chat show by the same broadcaster, airs on RTÉ One for the first time.

Events58 years ago

1964 - Malawi declares its independence from the United Kingdom.

Events56 years ago

1966 - Malawi becomes a republic, with Hastings Banda as its first President.

Events54 years ago

1967 - Nigerian Civil War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.

Events53 years ago

1975 - The Comoros declares independence from France.

Events45 years ago

1986 - Davis Phinney becomes the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.

Events34 years ago

1988 - The Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires. One hundred sixty-seven oil workers are killed, making it the world's worst offshore oil disaster in terms of direct loss of life.

Events32 years ago

1989 - The Tel Aviv–Jerusalem bus 405 suicide attack: Sixteen bus passengers are killed when a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad took control of the bus and drove it over a cliff.

Events31 years ago
Events30 years ago

1995 - In the Bosnian War, under the command of General Ratko Mladić, Serbia begins its attack on the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.

Events25 years ago

1997 - The Troubles: In response to the Drumcree dispute, five days of mass protests, riots and gun battles begin in Irish nationalist districts of Northern Ireland.

Events23 years ago

1998 - Hong Kong International Airport opens in Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, replacing Kai Tak Airport as the city's international airport.

Events22 years ago

2003 - The 70-metre Yevpatoria Planetary Radar sends a METI message (Cosmic Call 2) to five stars: Hip 4872, HD 245409, 55 Cancri (HD 75732), HD 10307 and 47 Ursae Majoris (HD 95128). The messages will arrive to these stars in 2036, 2040, 2044, and 2049, respectively.

Events17 years ago

2006 - The Nathu La pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.

Events14 years ago

2013 - At least 42 people are killed in a shooting at a school in Yobe State, Nigeria.

Events7 years ago

2013 - A Boeing 777 operating as Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashes at San Francisco International Airport, killing three and injuring 181 of the 307 people on board.

Events7 years ago

2013 - A 73-car oil train derails in the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec and explodes into flames, killing at least 47 people and destroying more than 30 buildings in the town's central area.

Events7 years ago


1387 - Queen Blanche I of Navarre (d. 1441)

Births633 years ago

1423 - Antonio Manetti, Italian mathematician and architect (d. 1497)

Births597 years ago

1580 - Johann Stobäus, German lute player and composer (d. 1646)

Births440 years ago

1623 - Jacopo Melani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1676)

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1678 - Nicola Francesco Haym, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1729)

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1686 - Antoine de Jussieu, French biologist and academic (d. 1758)

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1701 - Mary, Countess of Harold, English aristocrat and philanthropist (d. 1785)

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1736 - Daniel Morgan, American general and politician (d. 1802)

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1747 - John Paul Jones, Scottish-American captain (d. 1792)

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1766 - Alexander Wilson, Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, and illustrator (d. 1813)

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1781 - Stamford Raffles, English politician, founded Singapore (d. 1826)

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1785 - William Hooker, English botanist and academic (d. 1865)

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1799 - Louisa Caroline Huggins Tuthill, American author (d. 1879)

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1817 - Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist and physiologist (d. 1905)

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1818 - Adolf Anderssen, German chess player (d. 1879)

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1823 - Sophie Adlersparre, Swedish publisher, writer, and women's rights activist (d. 1895)

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1831 - Sylvester Pennoyer, American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Oregon (d. 1902)

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1837 - R. G. Bhandarkar, Indian orientalist and scholar (d. 1925)

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1838 - Vatroslav Jagić, Croatian philologist and scholar (d. 1923)

Births182 years ago

1840 - José María Velasco Gómez, Mexican painter and academic (d. 1912)

Births180 years ago

1843 - John Downer, Australian politician, 16th Premier of South Australia (d. 1915)

Births177 years ago

1856 - George Howard Earle, Jr., American lawyer and businessman (d. 1928)

Births164 years ago

1858 - William Irvine, Irish-Australian politician, 21st Premier of Victoria (d. 1943)

Births162 years ago

1859 - Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

Births161 years ago

1865 - Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss composer and educator (d. 1950)

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1873 - Dimitrios Maximos, Greek banker and politician, 140th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1955)

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1877 - Arnaud Massy, French golfer (d. 1950)

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1878 - Eino Leino, Finnish poet and journalist (d. 1926)

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

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1885 - Ernst Busch, German field marshal (d. 1945)

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1886 - Marc Bloch, French historian and academic (d. 1944)

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1887 - Marc Chagall, Belarusian-French painter and poet (d. 1985)

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1887 - Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer and actress (d. 1975)

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1890 - Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (d. 1936)

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1892 - Will James, American author and illustrator (d. 1942)

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1897 - Richard Krautheimer, German-American historian and scholar (d. 1994)

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1898 - Hanns Eisler, German-Austrian soldier and composer (d. 1962)

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1900 - Frederica Sagor Maas, American author and screenwriter (d. 2012)

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1900 - Elfriede Wever, German Olympic runner (d. 1941)

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1903 - Hugo Theorell, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)

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1904 - Robert Whitney, American conductor and composer (d. 1986)

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1904 - Erik Wickberg, Swedish 9th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1996)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter and educator (d. 1954)

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1907 - George Stanley, Canadian soldier, historian, and author, designed the flag of Canada (d. 2002)

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1908 - Anton Muttukumaru, Sri Lankan general and diplomat (d. 2001)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Eric Reece, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Tasmania (d. 1999)

Births111 years ago

1910 - René Le Grèves, French cyclist (d. 1946)

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1911 - June Gale, American actress (d. 1996)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Heinrich Harrer, Austrian geographer and mountaineer (d. 2006)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Molly Yard, American feminist (d. 2005)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Vance Trimble, American journalist and author

Births107 years ago

1914 - Vince McMahon Sr., American wrestling promoter, founded WWE (d. 1984)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Ernest Kirkendall, American chemist and metallurgist (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Leonard Birchall, Royal Canadian Air Force pilot (d. 2004)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Harold Norse, American poet and author (d. 2009)

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1916 - Don R. Christensen, American animator, cartoonist, illustrator, writer and inventor (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand runner and coach (d. 2004)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Sebastian Cabot, English-Canadian actor (d. 1977)

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1918 - Herm Fuetsch, American professional basketball player (d. 2010)

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1918 - Francisco Moncion, Dominican-American ballet dancer, charter member of the New York City Ballet (d.1995)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Ernst Haefliger, Swiss tenor and educator (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Edward Kenna, Australian Second World War recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 2009)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Ray Dowker, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Allan MacEachen, Canadian economist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2017)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Billy Mauch, American actor (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Bobby Mauch, American actor (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Nancy Reagan, American actress and activist, 42nd First Lady of the United States (d. 2016)

Births99 years ago

1922 - William Schallert, American actor; president (1979–81) of the Screen Actors Guild (d. 2016)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general and politician, 1st President of Poland (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Mahim Bora, Indian writer and educationist, recipients of the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour (d. 2016)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Louie Bellson, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Merv Griffin, American actor, singer, and producer, created Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! (d. 2007)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (d. 1981)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Gazi Yaşargil, Turkish neurosurgeon and academic

Births95 years ago

1926 - Sulev Vahtre, Estonian historian and academic (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Armando Silvestre, Mexican-American actor

Births94 years ago

1926 - Dorothy E. Smith, Canadian sociologist

Births94 years ago

1927 - Jan Hein Donner, Dutch chess player and journalist (d. 1988)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Janet Leigh, American actress and author (d. 2004)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Bernard Malgrange, French mathematician

Births92 years ago

1929 - Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, French politician historian

Births91 years ago

1930 - George Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births90 years ago

1930 - Ian Burgess, English racing driver (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Della Reese, American actress and singer (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1931 - László Tábori, Hungarian runner and coach (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Herman Hertzberger, Dutch architect and academic

Births88 years ago

1935 - Candy Barr, American model, dancer, and actress (d. 2005)

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1936 - Dave Allen, Irish comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian-Icelandic pianist and conductor

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ned Beatty, American actor

Births83 years ago

1937 - Gene Chandler, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Bessie Head, Botswanan writer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Michael Sata, Zambian police officer and politician, 5th President of Zambia (d. 2014)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Jet Harris, English bass player (The Shadows, The Jeff Beck Group, and The Vipers Skiffle Group) (d. 2011)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Mary Peters, English-Irish pentathlete and shot putter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Bruce Hunter, American swimmer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Jeannie Seely, Grammy Award-winning country music singer-songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member

Births80 years ago
Births80 years ago

1941 - David Crystal, British linguist, author, and academic

Births79 years ago

1941 - Reinhard Roder, German footballer and manager

Births79 years ago

1943 - Tamara Sinyavskaya, Russian soprano

Births77 years ago

1944 - Gunhild Hoffmeister, German runner

Births76 years ago

1946 - George W. Bush, American businessman and politician, 43rd President of the United States

Births74 years ago

1946 - Fred Dryer, American football player and actor

Births74 years ago

1946 - Peter Singer, Australian philosopher and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Sylvester Stallone, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1947 - Roy Señeres, Filipino diplomat and politician (d. 2016)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Nathalie Baye, French actress

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Canadian academic and politician, 26th Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs

Births72 years ago

1948 - Brad Park, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach

Births72 years ago

1949 - Noli de Castro, Filipino journalist and politician, 14th Vice President of the Philippines

Births71 years ago

1949 - Phyllis Hyman, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1995)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Michael Shrieve, American composer, drummer, and percussionist

Births71 years ago

1950 - John Byrne, English-American author and illustrator

Births70 years ago

1951 - Lorna Golding, Former First Lady of Jamaica

Births69 years ago

1951 - Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor and producer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Hilary Mantel, English author and critic

Births68 years ago

1953 - Nanci Griffith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Kaiser Kalambo, Zambian footballer and manager (d. 2014)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Robert Ménard, French politician and former journalist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Allyce Beasley, American actress

Births66 years ago

1954 - Willie Randolph, American baseball player and manager

Births66 years ago

1958 - Jennifer Saunders, English actress, comedian and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1959 - Richard Dacoury, French basketball player

Births61 years ago

1960 - Maria Wasiak, Polish businesswoman and politician, Polish Minister of Infrastructure and Development

Births60 years ago

1961 - Robin Antin, American dancer, choreographer, and businesswoman

Births59 years ago

1962 - Todd Bennett, English runner and coach (d. 2013)

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1962 - Peter Hedges, American author, screenwriter, and director

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1967 - Heather Nova, Bermudian singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1970 - Inspectah Deck, American rapper and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Martin Smith, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1972 - Daniel Andrews, Australian politician, 48th Premier of Victoria

Births48 years ago

1972 - Laurent Gaudé, French author and playwright

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1972 - Greg Norton, American baseball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Zhanna Pintusevich-Block, Ukrainian sprinter

Births48 years ago

1974 - Zé Roberto, Brazilian footballer

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1975 - 50 Cent, American rapper, producer, and actor (G-Unit)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Sebastián Rulli, Argentine-Mexican actor and model

Births45 years ago

1975 - Amir-Abbas Fakhravar, Iranian journalist and activist

Births45 years ago

1976 - Rory Delap, English-Irish footballer

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1976 - Ioana Dumitriu, Romanian-American mathematician and academic

Births44 years ago

1977 - Max Mirnyi, Belarusian tennis player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Makhaya Ntini, South African cricketer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Adam Busch, American actor, director, and producer

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1978 - Tamera Mowry, American actress and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Tia Mowry, American actress and producer

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1978 - Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Nic Cester, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1979 - Kevin Hart, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

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1980 - Joell Ortiz, American rapper

Births40 years ago

1980 - Eva Green, French actress and model

Births40 years ago

1981 - Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Roman Shirokov, Russian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Brandon Jacobs, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Misty Upham, American actress (d. 2014)

Births38 years ago

1983 - Gregory Smith, Canadian actor, director, and producer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Zhang Hao, Chinese figure skater

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ranveer Singh, Indian film actor

Births35 years ago

1986 - David Karp, American businessman, founded Tumblr

Births34 years ago

1987 - Sophie Auster, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Manteo Mitchell, American runner

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kate Nash, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model

Births33 years ago

1988 - Kevin Fickentscher, Swiss footballer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Magaye Gueye, French footballer

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1992 - Manny Machado, Dominican-American baseball player

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371 BC - Cleombrotus I, Spartan king


649 - Goar of Aquitaine, French bishop


887 - Wang Chongrong, Chinese warlord


918 - William I, duke of Aquitaine (b. 875)


1017 - Genshin, Japanese scholar (b. 942)

Deaths1003 years ago

1070 - Godelieve, Flemish saint (b. 1049)

Deaths950 years ago

1189 - Henry II, king of England (b. 1133)

Deaths831 years ago

1218 - Odo III, duke of Burgundy (b. 1166)

Deaths802 years ago

1249 - Alexander II, king of Scotland (b. 1198)

Deaths771 years ago

1415 - Jan Hus, Czech priest, philosopher, and reformer (b. 1369)

Deaths605 years ago

1476 - Regiomontanus, German mathematician and astrologer (b. 1436)

Deaths544 years ago

1480 - Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer (b. 1416)

Deaths540 years ago

1533 - Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet and playwright (b. 1474)

Deaths487 years ago

1535 - Thomas More, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1478)

Deaths485 years ago

1553 - Edward VI, king of England and Ireland (b. 1537)

Deaths467 years ago

1583 - Edmund Grindal, English archbishop (b. 1519)

Deaths437 years ago

1585 - Thomas Aufield, English priest and martyr (b. 1552)

Deaths435 years ago

1614 - Man Singh I, Rajput Raja of Amer (b. 1550)

Deaths406 years ago

1684 - Peter Gunning, English bishop (b. 1614)

Deaths336 years ago

1758 - George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe, English general and politician (b. 1725)

Deaths262 years ago

1768 - Conrad Beissel, German-American religious leader (b. 1690)

Deaths252 years ago

1802 - Daniel Morgan, American general and politician (b. 1736)

Deaths218 years ago

1809 - Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, French general (b. 1775)

Deaths211 years ago

1813 - Granville Sharp, English activist (b. 1735)

Deaths207 years ago

1815 - Samuel Whitbread, English politician (b. 1764)

Deaths205 years ago

1835 - John Marshall, American captain and politician, 4th United States Secretary of State (b. 1755)

Deaths185 years ago

1854 - Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (b. 1789)

Deaths166 years ago

1868 - Harada Sanosuke, Japanese captain (b. 1840)

Deaths152 years ago

1893 - Guy de Maupassant, French short story writer, novelist, and poet (b. 1850)

Deaths127 years ago

1901 - Chlodwig Carl Viktor, German prince and chancellor (b. 1819)

Deaths119 years ago

1902 - Maria Goretti, Italian martyr and saint (b. 1890)

Deaths118 years ago

1904 - Abai Qunanbaiuly, Kazakh poet and philosopher (b. 1845)

Deaths116 years ago

1907 - August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein, German linguist and theologian (b. 1826)

Deaths113 years ago

1916 - Odilon Redon, French painter and illustrator (b. 1840)

Deaths104 years ago

1918 - Wilhelm von Mirbach, German diplomat (b. 1871)

Deaths102 years ago

1922 - Maria Teresia Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian nun and missionary (b. 1863)

Deaths98 years ago

1932 - Kenneth Grahame, Scottish-English author (b. 1859)

Deaths88 years ago

1934 - Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian commander (b. 1888)

Deaths86 years ago

1946 - Horace Pippin, American painter (b. 1888)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Adolfo Müller-Ury, Swiss-American painter (b. 1862)

Deaths73 years ago

1952 - Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Premier of Quebec (b. 1867)

Deaths68 years ago

1959 - George Grosz, German painter and illustrator (b. 1893)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Aneurin Bevan, Welsh-English politician, Secretary of State for Health (b. 1897)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Scott LaFaro, American bassist (b. 1936)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Woodall Rodgers, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Dallas (b. 1890)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Paul Boffa, Maltese soldier and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1890)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Joseph August, archduke of Austria (b. 1872)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - George, duke of Mecklenburg (b. 1899)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Claude V. Ricketts, American admiral (b. 1906)

Deaths56 years ago

1966 - Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player and manager (b. 1892)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Hilda Taba, Estonian architect and educator (b. 1902)

Deaths53 years ago

1971 - Louis Armstrong, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1901)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Otto Klemperer, German-American conductor and composer (b. 1885)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Reşat Ekrem Koçu, Turkish historian, scholar, and poet (b. 1905)

Deaths45 years ago
Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Fritz Lenz, German geneticist and physician (b. 1887)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Ödön Pártos, Hungarian-Israeli viola player and composer (b. 1907)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Babe Paley, American socialite and fashion style icon (b. 1915)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Van McCoy, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)

Deaths41 years ago

1986 - Jagjivan Ram, Indian lawyer and politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of India (b. 1908)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - János Kádár, Hungarian mechanic and politician, Hungarian Minister of the Interior (b. 1912)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Mudashiru Lawal, Nigerian footballer (b. 1954)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Marsha P. Johnson, American drag queen performer and activist (b. 1945)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Ahmet Haxhiu, Kosovan activist (b. 1932)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Aziz Nesin, Turkish author and poet (b. 1915)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Chetan Anand, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Roy Rogers, American cowboy, actor, and singer (b. 1911)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1901)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1911)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman, founded Reliance Industries (b. 1932)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - John Frankenheimer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Buddy Ebsen, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1908)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Çelik Gülersoy, Turkish lawyer, historical preservationist, writer and poet (b. 1930)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Thomas Klestil, Austrian politician, 10th President of Austria (b. 1932)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Syreeta Wright, American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Ed McBain, American author and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Claude Simon, Malagasy-French novelist and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Kasey Rogers, American actress (b. 1925)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, American author (b. 1939)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Vasily Aksyonov, Russian author and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Robert McNamara, American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1916)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Harvey Fuqua, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1929)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Carly Hibberd, Australian road racing cyclist (b. 1985)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Hani al-Hassan, Palestinian engineer and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Lo Hsing Han, Burmese businessman, co-founded Asia World (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Alan J. Dixon, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 34th Illinois Secretary of State (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jerry Weintraub, American film producer, and talent agent (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Shoko Asahara, founder of Japanese cult group Aum Shinrikyo (b. 1955)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - João Gilberto, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist, pioneer of bossa nova music style (b. 1931)

Deaths1 years ago

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