Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Bahamas), celebrates the independence of the Bahamas from the United Kingdom in 1973.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

138 - Emperor Hadrian dies of heart failure at Baiae; he is buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina.

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645 - Isshi Incident: Prince Naka-no-Ōe and Fujiwara no Kamatari assassinate Soga no Iruka during a coup d'état at the imperial palace.

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988 - The Norse King Glúniairn recognises Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, High King of Ireland, and agrees to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin.

Events

1086 - King Canute IV of Denmark is killed by rebellious peasants.

Events934 years ago

1212 - The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.

Events808 years ago

1460 - Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, defeats the king's Lancastrian forces and takes King Henry VI prisoner in the Battle of Northampton.

Events560 years ago

1499 - The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama.

Events521 years ago

1512 - The Spanish conquest of Iberian Navarre commences with the capture of Goizueta.

Events508 years ago

1519 - Zhu Chenhao declares the Ming dynasty's Zhengde Emperor a usurper, beginning the Prince of Ning rebellion, and leads his army north in an attempt to capture Nanjing.

Events501 years ago

1553 - Lady Jane Grey takes the throne of England.

Events467 years ago

1584 - William I of Orange is assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard.

Events436 years ago
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Events231 years ago

1806 - The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.

Events214 years ago

1832 - U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.

Events188 years ago

1850 - U.S. President Millard Fillmore is sworn in, a day after becoming President upon Zachary Taylor's death.

Events170 years ago

1869 - Gävle, Sweden, is largely destroyed in a fire; 80% of its 10,000 residents are left homeless.

Events151 years ago

1877 - The then-villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally receives its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain.

Events143 years ago

1882 - War of the Pacific: Chile suffers its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men is annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears.

Events138 years ago

1890 - Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.

Events130 years ago

1913 - The temperature in Death Valley, California, hits 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature ever to be recorded on Earth.

Events107 years ago

1921 - Belfast's Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people are killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Events99 years ago

1925 - Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins of John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.

Events95 years ago

1927 - Kevin O'Higgins TD, Vice-President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State is assassinated by the IRA.

Events93 years ago

1938 - Howard Hughes begins a 91-hour airplane flight around the world that will set a new record.

Events82 years ago

1940 - World War II: The Vichy government is established in France.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: Six days before Adolf Hitler issues his Directive 16 to the combined Wehrmacht armed forces for Operation Sea Lion, the Kanalkampf shipping attacks against British maritime convoys begin, in the leadup to initiating the Battle of Britain.

Events80 years ago

1941 - Jedwabne pogrom: Massacre of Polish Jews living in and near the village of Jedwabne.

Events79 years ago

1942 - Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union are established.

Events78 years ago

1942 - World War II: An American pilot spots a downed, intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island (the "Akutan Zero") that the US Navy uses to learn the aircraft's flight characteristics.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: Operation Husky begins in Sicily.

Events77 years ago

1947 - Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by the British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee.

Events73 years ago

1951 - Korean War: Armistice negotiations begin at Kaesong.

Events69 years ago

1962 - Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.

Events58 years ago

1966 - The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago. As many as 60,000 people attend.

Events54 years ago

1973 - The Bahamas gain full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations.

Events47 years ago

1973 - National Assembly of Pakistan passes a resolution on the recognition of Bangladesh.

Events47 years ago

1976 - Four mercenaries (one American and three British) are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.

Events44 years ago

1978 - ABC World News Tonight premieres on ABC.

Events42 years ago

1978 - President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauritania is ousted in a bloodless coup d'état.

Events42 years ago

1985 - The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.

Events35 years ago

1985 - An Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-154 stalls and crashes near Uchkuduk, Uzbekistan (then part of the Soviet Union), killing all 200 people on board in the USSR's worst-ever airline disaster.

Events35 years ago

1991 - The South African cricket team is readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid.

Events29 years ago

1991 - Boris Yeltsin takes office as the first elected President of Russia.

Events29 years ago

1992 - In Miami, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.

Events28 years ago

1997 - In London, scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution, placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.

Events23 years ago

1997 - Miguel Ángel Blanco, a member of Partido Popular (Spain), is kidnapped (and later murdered) in the Basque city of Ermua by ETA members, sparking widespread protests.

Events23 years ago

1998 - Catholic Church sexual abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agrees to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by Rudolph Kos, a former priest.

Events22 years ago

1999 - In women's association football, the United States defeated China in a penalty shoot-out at the Rose Bowl near Los Angeles to win the final match of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. The final was watched by 90,185 spectators, which set a new world record for attendance at a women's sporting event.

Events21 years ago

2000 - EADS, the world's second-largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.

Events20 years ago

2002 - At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens's painting The Massacre of the Innocents is sold for £49.5 million (US$76.2 million) to Lord Thomson.

Events18 years ago

2005 - Hurricane Dennis slams into the Florida Panhandle, causing billions of dollars in damage.

Events15 years ago

2007 - Erden Eruç begins the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.

Events13 years ago

2008 - Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all war-crimes charges by a United Nations Tribunal.

Events12 years ago

2011 - Russian cruise ship Bulgaria sinks in Volga near Syukeyevo, Tatarstan, causing 122 deaths.

Events9 years ago

2017 - Iraqi Civil War: Mosul is declared fully liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Events3 years ago

2019 - The last Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the line in Puebla, Mexico. The last of 5,961 "Special Edition" cars will be exhibited in a museum.

Events1 years ago

Births

1419 - Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (d. 1471)

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1501 - Cho Shik, Korean poet and scholar (d. 1572)

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1509 - John Calvin, French pastor and theologian (d. 1564)

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1515 - Francisco de Toledo, Viceroy of Peru (d. 1582)

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1517 - Odet de Coligny, French cardinal (d. 1571)

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1533 - Antonio Possevino, Italian diplomat (d. 1611)

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1592 - Pierre d'Hozier, French genealogist and historian (d. 1660)

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1614 - Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, Irish-English politician (d. 1686)

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1625 - Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (d. 1703)

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1638 - David Teniers III, Flemish painter (d. 1685)

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1666 - John Ernest Grabe, German theologian and academic (d. 1711)

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1682 - Roger Cotes, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1716)

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1723 - William Blackstone, English lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1780)

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1724 - Eva Ekeblad, Swedish noble and agronomist (d. 1786)

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1752 - St. George Tucker, United States federal judge (d. 1827)

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1792 - George M. Dallas, American lawyer and politician, 11th Vice President of the United States (d. 1864)

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1802 - Robert Chambers, Scottish geologist and publisher, co-founded Chambers Harrap (d. 1871)

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1804 - Emma Smith, American religious leader (d. 1879)

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1809 - Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1889)

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1823 - Louis-Napoléon Casault, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1908)

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1830 - Camille Pissarro, Danish-French painter (d. 1903)

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1832 - Alvan Graham Clark, American astronomer (d. 1897)

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1835 - Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violinist and composer (d. 1880)

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1839 - Adolphus Busch, German brewer, co-founded Anheuser-Busch (d. 1913)

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1856 - Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist and engineer (d. 1943)

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1864 - Austin Chapman, Australian businessman and politician, 4th Australian Minister for Defence (d. 1926)

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1871 - Marcel Proust, French novelist, critic, and essayist (d. 1922)

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1874 - Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (d. 1971)

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1875 - Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator and activist (d. 1955)

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1875 - Dezső Pattantyús-Ábrahám, Hungarian politician (d. 1973)

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1877 - Ernst Bresslau, German zoologist (d. 1935)

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1878 - Otto Freundlich, German painter and sculptor (d. 1943)

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1882 - Ima Hogg, American society leader, philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts (d. 1975)

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1883 - Johannes Blaskowitz, German general (d. 1948)

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1883 - Hugo Raudsepp, Estonian playwright and politician (d. 1952)

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1888 - Giorgio de Chirico, Greek-Italian painter and set designer (d. 1978)

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1888 - Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese evangelist, author, and activist (d. 1960)

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1891 - Edith Quimby, American medical researcher and physicist (d. 1982)

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1894 - Jimmy McHugh, American composer (d. 1969)

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1895 - Carl Orff, German composer and educator (d. 1982)

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1896 - Thérèse Casgrain, Canadian politician (d. 1981)

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1897 - Legs Diamond, American gangster (d. 1931)

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1897 - Karl Plagge, German general and engineer (d. 1957)

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1898 - Renée Björling, Swedish actress (d. 1975)

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1899 - John Gilbert, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1936)

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1899 - Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (d. 1978)

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1900 - Mitchell Parish, Lithuanian-American songwriter (d. 1993)

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1900 - Sampson Sievers, Russian monk and mystic (d. 1979)

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1902 - Kurt Alder, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

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1902 - Nicolás Guillén, Cuban poet, journalist, and activist (d. 1989)

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1903 - Werner Best, German SS officer and jurist (d. 1989)

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1903 - John Wyndham, English soldier and author (d. 1969)

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1904 - Lili Damita, French-American actress (d. 1994)

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1905 - Mildred Benson, American journalist and author (d. 2002)

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1905 - Thomas Gomez, American actor (d. 1971)

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1905 - Wolfram Sievers, German physician (d. 1948)

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1907 - Blind Boy Fuller, American singer and guitarist (d. 1941)

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1909 - Donald Sinclair, English lieutenant and businessman (d. 1981)

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1911 - Terry-Thomas, English comedian and character actor (d. 1990)

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1911 - Cootie Williams, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)

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1913 - Salvador Espriu, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1985)

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1914 - Joe Shuster, Canadian-American illustrator, co-created Superman (d. 1992)

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1914 - Rempo Urip, Indonesian film director

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1916 - Judith Jasmin, Canadian journalist (d. 1972)

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1917 - Hugh Alexander, American baseball player and scout (d. 2000)

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1917 - Reg Smythe, English cartoonist (d. 1998)

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1918 - James Aldridge, Australian-English journalist and author (d. 2015)

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1918 - Chuck Stevens, American baseball player (d. 2018)

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1918 - Frank L. Lambert, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Occidental College

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1918 - Fred Wacker, American race driver and engineer (d. 1998)

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1919 - Pierre Gamarra, French author, poet, and critic (d. 2009)

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1919 - Ian Wallace, English actor and singer (d. 2009)

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1920 - David Brinkley, American journalist (d. 2003)

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1920 - Owen Chamberlain, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)

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1920 - Cyril Grant, English footballer (d. 2002)

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1921 - Harvey Ball, American illustrator, created the Smiley (d. 2001)

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1921 - Jeff Donnell, American actress (d. 1988)

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1921 - John K. Singlaub, U.S Army Major General

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1921 - Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American activist, co-founded the Special Olympics (d. 2009)

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1922 - Jean Kerr, American author and playwright (d. 2003)

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1922 - Herb McKenley, Jamaican sprinter (d. 2007)

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1922 - Jake LaMotta, American boxer and actor (d. 2017)

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1923 - John Bradley, American soldier (d. 1994)

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1923 - Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian actress and producer (d. 2003)

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1923 - G. A. Kulkarni, Indian author and academic (d. 1987)

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1924 - Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)

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1924 - Bobo Brazil, American wrestler (d. 1998)

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1925 - Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysian physician and politician, 4th and 7th Prime Minister of Malaysia

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1925 - Ernest Bertrand Boland, American Roman Catholic bishop

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1926 - Carleton Carpenter, American actor, magician, songwriter, and novelist

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1926 - Fred Gwynne, American actor (d. 1993)

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1927 - Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2018)

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1927 - David Dinkins, American soldier and politician, 106th Mayor of New York City

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1927 - William Smithers, American actor

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1928 - Don Bolles, American investigative reporter (d. 1976)

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1928 - Bernard Buffet, French painter and illustrator (d. 1999)

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1928 - Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentinian-Italian race car driver and businessman, founded De Tomaso (d. 2003)

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1928 - Moshe Greenberg, American-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2010)

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1928 - John Glenn, American baseball player

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1929 - Winnie Ewing, Scottish lawyer and politician

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1929 - George Clayton Johnson, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)

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1929 - Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (d. 2004)

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1929 - José Vicente Rangel, Venezuelan politician; 21st Vice President of Venezuela

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1930 - Bruce Boa, Canadian actor (d. 2004)

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1930 - Janette Sherman, American physician, author, and pioneer in occupational and environmental health (d. 2019)

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1930 - Josephine Veasey, English soprano and actress

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1931 - Nick Adams, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1968)

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1931 - Jerry Herman, American composer and songwriter (d. 2019)

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1931 - Julian May, American author

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1931 - Alice Munro, Canadian short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate

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1932 - Carlo Maria Abate, Italian race car driver

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1932 - Neile Adams, Filipino-American actress, singer and dancer

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1932 - Manfred Preußger, German athlete

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1933 - Jumpin' Gene Simmons, American rockabilly singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

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1933 - C.K. Yang, Taiwanese decathlete and pole vaulter (d. 2007)

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1934 - Marshall Brodien, American actor who played Wizzo the Wizard, a wizard clown from The Bozo Show (d. 2019)

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1934 - Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2012)

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1935 - Tura Satana, American actress and dancer (d. 2011)

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1935 - Wilson Tuckey, Australian politician

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1935 - Margaret McEntee, American Catholic religious sister and educator

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1935 - Wilson Whineray, New Zealand rugby player and businessman (d. 2012)

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1936 - Herbert Boyer, American businessman, co-founded Genentech

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1936 - Tunne Kelam, Estonian journalist and politician

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1937 - Edwards Barham, American farmer and politician (d. 2014)

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1937 - Gun Svensson, Swedish politician

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1938 - Paul Andreu, French architect

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1938 - Lee Morgan, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1972)

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1939 - Phil Kelly, Irish-English footballer and manager (d. 2012)

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1939 - Ahmet Taner Kışlalı, Turkish political scientist, journalist and educator (d. 1999)

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1939 - Mavis Staples, American singer

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1940 - Meghnad Desai, Baron Desai, Indian-English economist and politician

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1940 - Helen Donath, American soprano and actress

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1940 - Brian Priestley, English pianist and composer

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1940 - Keith Stackpole, Australian cricketer

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1941 - Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (d. 2012)

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1941 - David G. Hartwell, American anthologist, author, and critic (d. 2016)

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1941 - Robert Pine, American actor and director

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1941 - Ian Whitcomb, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

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1942 - Ronnie James Dio, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)

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1942 - Pyotr Klimuk, Belarusian general, pilot, and astronaut

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1942 - Sixto Rodriguez, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1942 - Lopo do Nascimento, Angolan politician; 1st Prime Minister of Angola

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1943 - Arthur Ashe, American tennis player and journalist (d. 1993)

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1943 - Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika, Zambian politician

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1943 - Jerry Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1944 - Mick Grant, English racing motorcyclist

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1944 - Norman Hammond, English archaeologist and academic

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1945 - Ron Glass, American actor (d. 2016)

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1945 - Hal McRae, American baseball player and manager

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1945 - John Motson, English sportscaster

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1945 - Jean-Marie Poiré, French director, producer, and screenwriter

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1945 - Virginia Wade, English tennis player and sportscaster

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1946 - Jean-Pierre Jarier, French racing driver

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1946 - Chin Han, Taiwanese actor

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1947 - Arlo Guthrie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

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1948 - Ronnie Cutrone, American painter (d. 2013)

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1948 - Chico Resch, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

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1948 - Natalya Sedykh, Russian figure skater, ballet dancer, actor

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1949 - Anna Czerwińska, Polish mountaineer and author

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1949 - Sunil Gavaskar, Indian cricketer and sportscaster

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1949 - Greg Kihn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1949 - John Whitehead, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2004)

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1950 - Tony Baldry, English colonel, lawyer, and politician, British Minister of State for Agriculture

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1951 - Cheryl Wheeler, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1951 - Rajnath Singh, Indian Politician and Union Home Minister of India

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1952 - Kim Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1952 - Peter van Heemst, Dutch politician

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1953 - Rik Emmett, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

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1953 - Zoogz Rift, American musician and wrestler (d. 2011)

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1954 - Tommy Bowden, American football player and coach

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1954 - Andre Dawson, American baseball player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Neil Tennant, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

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1955 - Nic Dakin, English educator and politician

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1955 - Geoff Gerard, Australian rugby league player

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1956 - Tom McClintock, American lawyer and politician

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1956 - K. Rajagopal, Malaysian football manager

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1957 - Derry Grehan, Canadian rock guitarist and songwriter

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1958 - Béla Fleck, American banjo player and songwriter

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1958 - Fiona Shaw, Irish actress and director

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1959 - Ellen Kuras, American director and cinematographer

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1959 - Sandy West, American singer-songwriter and drummer (d. 2006)

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1961 - Jacky Cheung, Hong Kong singer and film actor

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1963 - Ian Lougher, Welsh motorcycle racer

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1964 - Martin Laurendeau, Canadian tennis player and coach

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1964 - Urban Meyer, American football player and coach

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1964 - Wilfried Peeters, Belgian cyclist

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1965 - Scott McCarron, American golfer

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1965 - Ken Mellons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1966 - Clive Efford, English politician

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1966 - Johnny Grunge, American wrestler (d. 2006)

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1966 - Christian Stangl, Austrian skier and mountaineer

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1966 - Anna Bråkenhielm, Swedish business executive

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1967 - Tom Meents, professional monster truck driver

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1967 - Rebekah Del Rio, American singer-songwriter

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1967 - Gillian Tett, English journalist and author

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1967 - Ikki Sawamura, Japanese model, actor and television presenter

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1967 - John Yoo, South Korean-American lawyer, author, and educator

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1969 - Marty Cordova, American baseball player

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1969 - Gale Harold, American actor

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1970 - Gary LeVox, American singer-songwriter

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1970 - Jason Orange, English singer-songwriter and dancer

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1970 - John Simm, English actor

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1971 - Adam Foote, Canadian ice hockey player

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1971 - Gregory Goodridge, Barbadian footballer and coach

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1972 - Peter Serafinowicz, English actor

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1972 - Sofía Vergara, Colombian-American actress and producer

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1972 - Tilo Wolff, German-Swiss singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

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1974 - Imelda May, Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer

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1975 - Andrew Firestone, American businessman

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1975 - Brendan Gaughan, American race car driver

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1975 - Alain Nasreddine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

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1975 - Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor (d. 2018)

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1975 - Richard Westbrook, English race car driver

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1976 - Edmílson, Brazilian footballer

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1976 - Elijah Blue Allman, American singer and guitarist

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1976 - Ludovic Giuly, French footballer

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1976 - Adrian Grenier, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

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1976 - Brendon Lade, Australian footballer and coach

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1976 - Lars Ricken, German footballer

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1977 - Chiwetel Ejiofor, English actor

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1979 - Mvondo Atangana, Cameroon footballer

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1979 - Gong Yoo, Korean actor

Births41 years ago

1980 - Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer-songwriter and keyboard player

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1980 - Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)

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1980 - Claudia Leitte, Brazilian singer-songwriter

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1980 - James Rolfe, American actor, director, and producer

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1980 - Jessica Simpson, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer

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1981 - Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer

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1982 - Alex Arrowsmith, American guitarist and producer

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1982 - Juliya Chernetsky, Ukrainian-American television host

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1982 - Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer

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1982 - Jeffrey Walker, Australian actor and director

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1983 - Giuseppe De Feudis, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Matthew Egan, Australian footballer

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1983 - Gabi, Spanish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kim Hee-chul, Korean entertainer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Joelson José Inácio, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Doug Kramer, Filipino basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Anthony Watmough, Australian rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Nikolaos Mitrou, Greek footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Park Chu-young, South Korean footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - B. J. Crombeen, American ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mario Gómez, German footballer

Births35 years ago

1988 - Antonio Brown, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Heather Hemmens, American actress, director, and producer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Sarah Walker, New Zealand BMX rider

Births32 years ago

1990 - Adam Reynolds, Australian rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Trent Richardson, American footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Chiyonokuni Toshiki, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births30 years ago

1991 - Daishōmaru Shōgo, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births29 years ago

1999 - April Ivy, Portuguese composer and singer

Births21 years ago

2001 - Isabela Moner, American actress

Births19 years ago

Deaths

138 - Hadrian, Roman emperor (b. 76)

Deaths

645 - Soga no Iruka, Japanese politician

Deaths

649 - Tai Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 598)

Deaths

772 - Amalberga of Temse, Frankish noblewoman

Deaths

831 - Zubaidah bint Ja`far, Abbasid Princess

Deaths
Deaths

994 - Leopold I, margrave of Austria

Deaths

1086 - Canute IV, king of Denmark (b. 1043)

Deaths934 years ago

1103 - Eric I, king of Denmark (b. 1060)

Deaths917 years ago

1290 - Ladislaus IV, king of Hungaria (b. 1262)

Deaths730 years ago

1460 - Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English commander and politician, Lord High Constable of England (b. 1402)

Deaths560 years ago

1460 - John Talbot, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury, English nobleman (b. c. 1413)

Deaths560 years ago

1461 - Thomas, king of Bosnia (b. 1411)

Deaths559 years ago

1473 - James II, king of Cyprus

Deaths547 years ago

1480 - René of Anjou, French nobleman (b. 1400)

Deaths540 years ago

1510 - Catherine Cornaro, queen of Cyprus (b. 1454)

Deaths510 years ago

1576 - Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo, Italian noble (b. 1553)

Deaths444 years ago

1559 - Henry II, king of France (b. 1519)

Deaths461 years ago

1584 - William I, Dutch nobleman (b. 1533)

Deaths436 years ago

1590 - Charles II, archduke of Austria (b. 1540)

Deaths430 years ago

1594 - Paolo Bellasio, Italian organist and composer (b. 1554)

Deaths426 years ago

1603 - Joan Terès i Borrull, Spanish archbishop and academic (b. 1538)

Deaths417 years ago

1621 - Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, French commander (b. 1571)

Deaths399 years ago

1653 - Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (b. 1600)

Deaths367 years ago

1680 - Louis Moréri, French priest and scholar (b. 1643)

Deaths340 years ago

1683 - François Eudes de Mézeray, French historian and author (b. 1610)

Deaths337 years ago

1686 - John Fell, English bishop and academic (b. 1625)

Deaths334 years ago

1776 - Richard Peters, English lawyer and minister (b. 1704)

Deaths244 years ago

1794 - Gaspard de Bernard de Marigny, French general (b. 1754)

Deaths226 years ago

1806 - George Stubbs, English painter and academic (b. 1724)

Deaths214 years ago

1851 - Louis Daguerre, French photographer and physicist, invented the daguerreotype (b. 1787)

Deaths169 years ago

1863 - Clement Clarke Moore, American author and educator (b. 1779)

Deaths157 years ago

1881 - Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect and academic (b. 1812)

Deaths139 years ago

1884 - Paul Morphy, American chess player (b. 1837)

Deaths136 years ago

1908 - Phoebe Knapp, American organist and composer (b. 1839)

Deaths112 years ago

1915 - Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Dutch painter (b. 1831)

Deaths105 years ago

1920 - John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, British admiral (b. 1841)

Deaths100 years ago

1929 - Ève Lavallière, French actress (b. 1866)

Deaths91 years ago

1941 - Jelly Roll Morton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1890)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Huntley Wright, English actor (b. 1868)

Deaths79 years ago

1950 - Richard Maury, American-Argentinian engineer (b. 1882)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Rued Langgaard, Danish organist and composer (b. 1893)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Calogero Vizzini, Italian mob boss (b. 1877)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Joe Giard, American baseball player (b. 1898)

Deaths64 years ago

1960 - Sæbjørn Buttedahl, Norwegian actor and sculptor (b. 1876)

Deaths60 years ago

1962 - Yehuda Leib Maimon, Israeli rabbi and politician (b. 1875)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Teddy Wakelam, English rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1893)

Deaths57 years ago

1970 - Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic academic and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1908)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Laurent Dauthuille, French boxer (b. 1924)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Lovie Austin, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1887)

Deaths48 years ago

1978 - John D. Rockefeller III, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Asia Society (b. 1906)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (b. 1894)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Joseph Krumgold, American author and screenwriter (b. 1908)

Deaths40 years ago

1985 - Fernando Pereira, Dutch photographer (b. 1950)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Tadeusz Piotrowski, Polish mountaineer and author (b. 1940)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - John Hammond, American record producer, critic, and activist (b. 1910)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Mel Blanc, American voice actor (b. 1908)

Deaths31 years ago

1993 - Ruth Krauss, American author and poet (b. 1901)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Mehmet Ali Aybar, Turkish lawyer and politician (b. 1908)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Eno Raud, Estonian author (b. 1928)

Deaths24 years ago

2000 - Vakkom Majeed, Indian journalist and politician (b. 1909)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Evangelos Florakis, Greek general (b. 1943)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Laurence Janifer, American author (b. 1933)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Winston Graham, English author (b. 1908)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Hartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross, German-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1902)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Pati Behrs, Russian-American ballerina and actress (b. 1922)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - A. J. Quinnell, English author (b. 1940)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Shamil Basayev, Chechen terrorist rebel leader (b. 1965)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Doug Marlette, American cartoonist and author (b. 1949)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Hiroaki Aoki, Japanese-American wrestler and businessman, founded Benihana (b. 1938)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Mike Souchak, American golfer (b. 1927)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Pierrette Alarie, Canadian soprano and educator (b. 1921)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Roland Petit, French dancer and choreographer (b. 1924)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Dolphy, Filipino actor, singer, and producer (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Peter Kyros, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Berthe Meijer, German-Dutch journalist and author (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Fritz Langanke, German lieutenant (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Viktor Suslin, Russian-German composer (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Philip Caldwell, American businessman (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Józef Gara, Polish poet and linguist (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Concha García Campoy, Spanish journalist (b. 1958)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Caroline Duby Glassman, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ku Ok-hee, South Korean golfer (b. 1956)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gokulananda Mahapatra, Indian author and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Robert C. Broomfield, American lawyer and judge (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Juozas Kazickas, Lithuanian-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Paul G. Risser, American ecologist and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Zohra Sehgal, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1912)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gloria Schweigerdt, American baseball player (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Roger Rees, Welsh-American actor and director (b. 1944)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Omar Sharif, Egyptian actor (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jon Vickers, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Katharina Focke, German politician (b. 1922)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Henry Morgenthau III, American author and television producer (b. 1917)

Deaths2 years ago

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