Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Free Slurpee Day (Participating stores of the 7-Eleven chain in North America)

Holidays and observances

National Day of Remembrance of Victims of Genocide by Ukrainian Nationalists on Citizens of the Second Republic of Poland (Poland)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

National Day of Commemoration, held on the nearest Sunday to this date (Ireland)

Holidays and observances

The first day of Naadam (July 11–15) (Mongolia)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Christian Feast Day

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

472 - After being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius is captured in St. Peter's Basilica and put to death.

Events

813 - Byzantine emperor Michael I, under threat by conspiracies, abdicates in favor of his general Leo the Armenian, and becomes a monk (under the name Athanasius).

Events

911 - Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.

Events

1174 - Baldwin IV, 13, becomes King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyre as chancellor.

Events846 years ago

1302 - Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch): A coalition around the Flemish cities defeats the king of France's royal army.

Events718 years ago
Events674 years ago

1405 - Ming admiral Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.

Events615 years ago

1476 - Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances.

Events544 years ago
Events444 years ago
Events404 years ago

1735 - Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979.

Events285 years ago

1789 - Jacques Necker is dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.

Events231 years ago

1796 - The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.

Events224 years ago

1798 - The United States Marine Corps is re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.

Events222 years ago

1801 - French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons makes his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovers another 36 comets, more than any other person in history.

Events219 years ago

1833 - Noongar Australian aboriginal warrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, is killed.

Events187 years ago

1848 - Waterloo railway station in London opens.

Events172 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Fort Stevens; Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C.

Events156 years ago

1882 - The British Mediterranean Fleet begins the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the Anglo-Egyptian War.

Events138 years ago

1889 - Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.

Events131 years ago

1893 - The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kōkichi Mikimoto.

Events127 years ago

1893 - A revolution led by the liberal general and politician José Santos Zelaya takes over state power in Nicaragua.

Events127 years ago

1895 - Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology to scientists.

Events125 years ago

1897 - Salomon August Andrée leaves Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashes and dies.

Events123 years ago
Events121 years ago

1906 - Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.

Events114 years ago

1914 - Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.

Events106 years ago

1914 - USS Nevada (BB-36) is launched.

Events106 years ago

1919 - The eight-hour day and free Sunday become law for workers in the Netherlands.

Events101 years ago

1920 - In the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decides to remain with Weimar Germany.

Events100 years ago

1921 - A truce in the Irish War of Independence comes into effect.

Events99 years ago

1921 - The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People's Republic.

Events99 years ago

1921 - Former president of the United States William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices.

Events99 years ago

1922 - The Hollywood Bowl opens.

Events98 years ago

1924 - Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday.

Events96 years ago

1934 - Engelbert Zaschka of Germany flies his large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft, about 20 meters at Berlin Tempelhof Airport without assisted take-off.

Events86 years ago

1936 - The Triborough Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic.

Events84 years ago

1940 - World War II: Vichy France regime is formally established. Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of the French State.

Events80 years ago

1941 - The Northern Rhodesian Labour Party holds its first congress in Nkana.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily: German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.

Events77 years ago

1947 - The Exodus 1947 heads to Palestine from France.

Events73 years ago

1950 - Pakistan joins the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank.

Events70 years ago

1957 - Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherits the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismai'li worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III.

Events63 years ago

1960 - France legislates for the independence of Dahomey (later Benin), Upper Volta (later Burkina) and Niger.

Events60 years ago
Events60 years ago

1960 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, in the United States.

Events60 years ago

1962 - First transatlantic satellite television transmission.

Events58 years ago

1962 - Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announces lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.

Events58 years ago

1971 - Copper mines in Chile are nationalized.

Events49 years ago

1972 - The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.

Events48 years ago

1973 - Varig Flight 820 crashes near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on board. In response, the FAA bans smoking in airplane lavatories.

Events47 years ago
Events43 years ago

1978 - Los Alfaques disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes and explodes at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists.

Events42 years ago

1979 - America's first space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean.

Events41 years ago

1983 - A TAME airline Boeing 737-200 crashes near Cuenca, Ecuador, killing all 119 passengers and crew on board.

Events37 years ago

1990 - Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.

Events30 years ago

1991 - Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 crashes in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia killing all 261 passengers and crew on board.

Events29 years ago

1995 - Yugoslav Wars: Srebrenica massacre begins; lasts until 22 July.

Events25 years ago

2006 - Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.

Events14 years ago

2010 - Kampala attacks: At least 74 people are killed in twin suicide bombings at two locations in Kampala, Uganda

Events10 years ago

2011 - Evangelos Florakis Naval Base explosion: Ninety-eight containers of explosives self-detonate killing 13 people in Zygi, Cyprus.

Events9 years ago

Births

154 - Bardaisan, Syrian astrologer, scholar, and philosopher (d. 222)

Births

1274 - Robert the Bruce, Scottish king (d. 1329)

Births746 years ago
Births614 years ago

1459 - Kaspar, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, German nobleman (d. 1527)

Births561 years ago

1558 - Robert Greene, English author and playwright (d. 1592)

Births462 years ago

1561 - Luis de Góngora, Spanish cleric and poet (d. 1627)

Births459 years ago

1603 - Kenelm Digby, English astrologer, courtier, and diplomat (d. 1665)

Births417 years ago

1628 - Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese daimyō (d. 1701)

Births392 years ago

1653 - Sarah Good, American woman accused of witchcraft (d. 1692)

Births367 years ago
Births363 years ago
Births358 years ago

1709 - Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1785)

Births311 years ago

1723 - Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and author (d. 1799)

Births297 years ago

1751 - Caroline Matilda, British princess, queen consort of Denmark (d. 1775)

Births269 years ago

1754 - Thomas Bowdler, English physician and philanthropist (d. 1825)

Births266 years ago
Births260 years ago

1767 - John Quincy Adams, American lawyer and politician, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)

Births253 years ago

1826 - Alexander Afanasyev, Russian ethnographer and author (d. 1871)

Births194 years ago

1832 - Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek lawyer and politician, 55th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1896)

Births188 years ago

1834 - James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American-English painter and illustrator (d. 1903)

Births186 years ago

1836 - Antônio Carlos Gomes, Brazilian composer (d. 1896)

Births184 years ago

1846 - Léon Bloy, French author and poet (d. 1917)

Births174 years ago

1849 - N. E. Brown, English plant taxonomist and authority on succulents (d. 1934)

Births171 years ago

1850 - Annie Armstrong, American missionary (d. 1938)

Births170 years ago
Births154 years ago

1875 - H. M. Brock, British painter and illustrator (d. 1960)

Births145 years ago

1880 - Friedrich Lahrs, German architect and academic (d. 1964)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Isabel Martin Lewis, American astronomer and author (d. 1966)

Births139 years ago

1882 - James Larkin White, American miner, explorer, and park ranger (d. 1946)

Births138 years ago

1886 - Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1939)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Carl Schmitt, German philosopher and jurist (d. 1985)

Births132 years ago

1892 - Thomas Mitchell, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1962)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Erna Mohr, German zoologist (d. 1968)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Dorothy Wilde, English author and poet (d. 1941)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Bull Connor, American police officer (d. 1973)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Wilfrid Israel, German businessman and philanthropist (d. 1943)

Births121 years ago

1899 - E. B. White, American essayist and journalist (d. 1985)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Gwendolyn Lizarraga, Belizean businesswoman, activist, and politician (d. 1975)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Rudolf Abel, English-Russian colonel (d. 1971)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Niño Ricardo, Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1972)

Births116 years ago

1905Betty Allan, Australian statistician and biometrician (d. 1952)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Harry von Zell, American actor and announcer (d. 1981)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Herbert Wehner, German politician, Minister of Intra-German Relations (d. 1990)

Births114 years ago

1909 - Irene Hervey, American actress (d. 1998)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Jacques Clemens, Dutch catholic priest (d. 2018)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Sally Blane, American actress (d. 1997)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Erna Flegel, German Third Reich nurse (d. 2006)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor and composer (d. 1996)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Peta Taylor, English cricketer (d. 1989)

Births108 years ago

1912 - William F. Walsh, American captain and politician, 48th Mayor of Syracuse (d. 2011)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Paul Gibb, English cricketer (d. 1977)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Cordwainer Smith, American sinologist, author, and academic (d. 1966)

Births107 years ago

1916 - Mortimer Caplin, American tax attorney, educator, and IRS Commissioner (d. 2019)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Hans Maier, Dutch water polo player (d. 2018)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Alexander Prokhorov, Australian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Reg Varney, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Gough Whitlam, Australian lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2014)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Venetia Burney, English educator, who named Pluto (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Yul Brynner, Russian actor and dancer (d. 1985)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Zecharia Sitchin, Russian-American author (d. 2010)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Gene Evans, American actor (d. 1998)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Fritz Riess, German-Swiss racing driver (d. 1991)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Richard Pipes, Polish-American historian and academic (d. 2018)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Tun Tun, Indian actress and comedian (d. 2003)

Births97 years ago

1924 - César Lattes, Brazilian physicist and academic (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Brett Somers, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 2007)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer and manager (d. 1971)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Oscar Wyatt, American businessman

Births96 years ago

1925 - Charles Chaynes, French composer (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Nicolai Gedda, Swedish operatic tenor (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

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

Births95 years ago

1925 - Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2004)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Frederick Buechner, American minister, theologian, and author

Births94 years ago

1927 - Theodore Maiman, American-Canadian physicist and engineer (d. 2007)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Chris Leonard, English footballer

Births93 years ago

1928 - Greville Janner, Baron Janner of Braunstone, Welsh-English lawyer and politician (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Bobo Olson, American boxer (d. 2002)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Andrea Veneracion, Filipina choirmaster (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Danny Flores, American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (d. 2006)

Births91 years ago

1929 - David Kelly, Irish actor (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Jack Alabaster, New Zealand cricketer

Births90 years ago

1930 - Harold Bloom, American literary critic

Births90 years ago

1930 - Trevor Storer, English businessman, founded Pukka Pies (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Dick Gray, American baseball player (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Thurston Harris, American doo-wop singer (d. 1990)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Tab Hunter, American actor and singer (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Tullio Regge, Italian physicist and academic (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Alex Hassilev, French-born American folk singer and musician

Births88 years ago

1932 - Jean-Guy Talbot, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births88 years ago

1933 - Jim Carlen, American football player and coach (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Frank Kelso, American admiral and politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 2013)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer, founded the Armani Company

Births86 years ago

1935 - Frederick Hemke, American saxophonist and educator

Births85 years ago

1935 - Oliver Napier, Northern Irish lawyer and politician (d. 2011)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Pai Hsien-yung, Chinese-Taiwanese author

Births83 years ago

1941 - Bill Boggs, American journalist and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Henry Lowther, English trumpet player

Births79 years ago

1943 - Richard Carleton, Australian journalist (d. 2006)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Howard Gardner, American psychologist and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - Tom Holland, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Peter Jensen, Australian metropolitan

Births77 years ago

1943 - Robert Malval, Haitian businessman and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Haiti

Births77 years ago

1943 - Rolf Stommelen, German racing driver (d. 1983)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Lou Hudson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Michael Levy, Baron Levy, English philanthropist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Patricia Polacco, American author and illustrator

Births76 years ago

1946 - Martin Wong, American painter (d. 1999)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Jeff Hanna, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Norman Lebrecht, English author and critic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician

Births73 years ago

1950 - Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani physicist and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - J. R. Morgan, Welsh author and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Bonnie Pointer, American singer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Ed Ott, American baseball player and coach

Births69 years ago

1952 - Bill Barber, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Stephen Lang, American actor and playwright

Births68 years ago

1953 - Piyasvasti Amranand, Thai businessman and politician, Thai Minister of Energy

Births67 years ago

1953 - Angélica Aragón, Mexican film, television, and stage actress and singer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Peter Brown, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Suresh Prabhu, Indian accountant and politician, Indian Minister of Railways

Births67 years ago

1953 - Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Mexican actress, director, and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Leon Spinks, American boxer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Mindy Sterling, American actress

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ivan Toms, South African physician and activist (d. 2008)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Bramwell Tovey, English-Canadian conductor and composer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Paul Weiland, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Julia King, English engineer and academic

Births66 years ago

1955 - Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean neurosurgeon and politician, Singaporean Minister of Health (d. 2010)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Amitav Ghosh, Indian-American author and academic

Births64 years ago

1956 - Robin Renucci, French actor and director

Births64 years ago

1956 - Sela Ward, American actress

Births64 years ago

1957 - Johann Lamont, Scottish educator and politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Peter Murphy, English singer-songwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Michael Rose, Jamaican singer-songwriter

Births63 years ago

1958 - Mark Lester, English actor

Births62 years ago

1958 - Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer, coach, and manager

Births62 years ago

1959 - Richie Sambora, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Suzanne Vega, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births61 years ago

1960 - David Baerwald, American singer-songwriter, composer, and musician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Caroline Quentin, English actress

Births60 years ago

1961 - Antony Jenkins, English banker and businessman

Births59 years ago

1962 - Gaétan Duchesne, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Pauline McLynn, Irish actress and author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Fumiya Fujii, Japanese music artist

Births58 years ago

1963 - Al MacInnis, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Dean Richards, English rugby player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Lisa Rinna, American actress and talk show host

Births57 years ago

1965 - Tony Cottee, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - Ernesto Hoost, Dutch kick-boxer and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - Scott Shriner, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Nadeem Aslam, Pakistani-English author

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kentaro Miura, Japanese author and illustrator

Births54 years ago

1966 - Rod Strickland, American basketball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Ricky Warwick, Northern Irish musician

Births54 years ago

1967 - Andy Ashby, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jhumpa Lahiri, Indian American novelist and short story writer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Michael Geist, Canadian journalist and academic

Births52 years ago

1968 - Daniel MacMaster, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2008)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Esera Tuaolo, American football player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Ned Boulting, British sports journalist and television presenter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Justin Chambers, American actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sajjad Karim, English lawyer and politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Eric Owens, American opera singer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Leisha Hailey, Japanese-American singer-songwriter and actress

Births49 years ago

1972 - Cormac Battle, English-Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek runner

Births47 years ago

1974 - Alanas Chošnau, Lithuanian singer-songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - André Ooijer, Dutch footballer and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - Willie Anderson, American football player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Lil' Kim, American rapper and producer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-American basketball player and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Brandon Short, American football player and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1978 - Kathleen Edwards, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Massimiliano Rosolino, Italian swimmer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Raio Piiroja, Estonian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Tyson Kidd, Canadian wrestler

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kevin Powers, American soldier and author

Births40 years ago

1981 - Andre Johnson, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Chris Cooley, American football player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Engin Baytar, German-Turkish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Peter Cincotti, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Marie Serneholt, Swedish singer and dancer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Tanith Belbin, Canadian-American ice dancer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jacoby Jones, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Joe Pavelski, American ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Morné Steyn, South African rugby player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Robert Adamson, American actor, director, and producer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Orestis Karnezis, Greek footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Raúl García, Spanish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ryan Jarvis, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Shigeaki Kato, Japanese singer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Étienne Capoue, French footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Natalie La Rose, Dutch singer, songwriter and dancer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Tobias Sana, Swedish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Travis Waddell, Australian rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Mona Barthel, German tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Connor Paolo, American actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Adam Jezierski, Polish-Spanish actor and singer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Patrick Peterson, American football player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player

Births30 years ago

1993 - Rebecca Bross, American gymnast

Births27 years ago

1993 - Heini Salonen, Finnish tennis player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Bartłomiej Kalinkowski, Polish footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Anthony Milford, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Nina Nesbitt, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births26 years ago

1994 - Lucas Ocampos, Argentinian footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Joey Bosa, American football player

Births25 years ago

1995 - Tyler Medeiros, Canadian singer-songwriter and dancer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Alessia Cara, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births24 years ago

Deaths

472 - Anthemius, Roman emperor (b. 420)

Deaths
Deaths

969 - Olga of Kiev (b. 890)

Deaths
Deaths846 years ago
Deaths837 years ago
Deaths718 years ago

1302 - Pierre Flotte, French politician and lawyer

Deaths718 years ago
Deaths676 years ago

1362 - Anna von Schweidnitz, empress of Charles IV (b. 1339)

Deaths658 years ago

1382 - Nicole Oresme, French philosopher (b. 1325)

Deaths638 years ago

1451 - Barbara of Cilli, Slovenian noblewoman

Deaths569 years ago

1484 - Mino da Fiesole, Italian sculptor (b. c. 1429)

Deaths536 years ago
Deaths485 years ago

1581 - Peder Skram, Danish admiral and politician (b. 1503)

Deaths439 years ago

1593 - Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter (b. 1527)

Deaths427 years ago

1599 - Chōsokabe Motochika, Japanese daimyō (b.1539)

Deaths421 years ago

1688 - Narai, Thai king (b. 1629)

Deaths332 years ago

1774 - Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-English general (b. 1715)

Deaths246 years ago

1775 - Simon Boerum, American farmer and politician (b. 1724)

Deaths245 years ago

1797 - Ienăchiță Văcărescu, Romanian historian and philologist (b. 1740)

Deaths223 years ago

1806 - James Smith, Irish-American lawyer and politician (b. 1719)

Deaths214 years ago

1825 - Thomas P. Grosvenor, American soldier and politician (b. 1744)

Deaths195 years ago

1844 - Yevgeny Baratynsky, Russian philosopher and poet (b. 1800)

Deaths176 years ago

1897 - Patrick Jennings, Irish-Australian politician, 11th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1831)

Deaths123 years ago

1905 - Muhammad Abduh, Egyptian jurist and scholar (b. 1849)

Deaths115 years ago

1908 - Friedrich Traun, German sprinter and tennis player (b. 1876)

Deaths112 years ago

1909 - Simon Newcomb, Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician (b. 1835)

Deaths111 years ago

1929 - Billy Mosforth, English footballer and engraver (b. 1857)

Deaths91 years ago

1937 - George Gershwin, American pianist, songwriter, and composer (b. 1898)

Deaths83 years ago

1959 - Charlie Parker, English cricketer, coach, and umpire (b. 1882)

Deaths61 years ago

1966 - Delmore Schwartz, American poet and short story writer (b. 1913)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Guy Favreau, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 28th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1917)

Deaths53 years ago

1971 - John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (b. 1910)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1940)

Deaths49 years ago

1974 - Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish novelist, playwright, and poet Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - León de Greiff, Colombian poet and educator (b. 1895)

Deaths44 years ago

1979 - Claude Wagner, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths41 years ago

1983 - Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian author (b. 1915)

Deaths37 years ago

1987 - Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (b. 1963)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, American rabbi and scholar (b. 1901)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Laurence Olivier, English actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Mokhtar Dahari, Malaysian footballer and coach (b. 1953)

Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Gary Kildall, American computer scientist, founded Digital Research (b. 1942)

Deaths26 years ago

1998 - Panagiotis Kondylis, Greek philosopher and author (b. 1943)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Helen Forrest, American singer (b. 1917)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Jan Sloot, Dutch computer scientist and electronics technician (b. 1945)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Pedro Mir, Dominican lawyer, author, and poet (b. 1913)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Robert Runcie, English archbishop (b. 1921)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Herman Brood, Dutch musician and painter (b. 1946)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Zahra Kazemi, Iranian-Canadian freelance photographer (b. 1948)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Laurance Rockefeller, American financier and philanthropist (b. 1910)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Renée Saint-Cyr, French actress and producer (b. 1904)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Gretchen Franklin, English actress and dancer (b. 1911)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Jesús Iglesias, Argentinian racing driver (b. 1922)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Frances Langford, American actress and singer (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Barnard Hughes, American actor (b. 1915)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Bronwyn Oliver, Australian sculptor (b. 1959)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - John Spencer, English snooker player and sportscaster (b. 1935)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Glenda Adams, Australian author and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Lady Bird Johnson, American beautification activist; 43rd First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Alfonso López Michelsen, Colombian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Colombia (b. 1913)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ed Mirvish, American-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded Honest Ed's (b. 1914)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Michael E. DeBakey, American surgeon and educator (b. 1908)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Reg Fleming, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1936)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian boxer (b. 1972)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b. 1911)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Walter Hawkins, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and pastor (b. 1949)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Rob Grill, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1943)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Art Ceccarelli, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Marion Cunningham, American author (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Richard Scudder, American journalist and publisher, co-founded MediaNews Group (b. 1913)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Donald J. Sobol, American soldier and author (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Marvin Traub, American businessman and author (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Emik Avakian, Iranian-American inventor (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Egbert Brieskorn, German mathematician and academic (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Eugene P. Wilkinson, American admiral (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Charlie Haden, American bassist and composer (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Carin Mannheimer, Swedish author and screenwriter (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bill McGill, American basketball player (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-American drummer and producer (b. 1949)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Seigenthaler, American journalist and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Randall Stout, American architect, designed the Taubman Museum of Art (b. 1958)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Giacomo Biffi, Italian cardinal (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - James U. Cross, American general (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Satoru Iwata, Japanese game programmer and businessman (b. 1959)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Lawrence K. Karlton, American lawyer and judge (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - André Leysen, Belgian businessman (b. 1927)