Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Birthday of Don Luis Muñoz Rivera can fall, while July 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday of July. (Puerto Rico)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Galla Bayramy can fall, while July 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Sunday of July. (Turkmenistan)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Marine Day can fall, while July 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday of July. (Japan)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which President's Day (Botswana) can fall, while July 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday of July.

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

Events

Events

AD 70 - Titus and his armies breach the walls of Jerusalem. (17th of Tammuz in the Hebrew calendar).

Events

756 - An Lushan Rebellion: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang is ordered by his Imperial Guards to execute chancellor Yang Guozhong by forcing him to commit suicide or face a mutiny. General An Lushan has other members of the emperor's family killed.

Events

1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege.

Events921 years ago

1149 - The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre is consecrated in Jerusalem.

Events871 years ago

1207 - King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop Stephen Langton.

Events813 years ago
Events780 years ago

1381 - John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II of England.

Events639 years ago
Events610 years ago

1482 - Muhammad XII is crowned the twenty-second and last Nasrid king of Granada.

Events538 years ago

1738 - Baruch Laibov and Alexander Voznitzin are burned alive in St. Petersburg, Russia. Vonitzin had converted to Judaism with Laibov's help, with the consent of Empress Anna Ivanovna.

Events282 years ago

1741 - Aleksei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.

Events279 years ago

1789 - Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, is named by acclamation Colonel General of the new National Guard of Paris.

Events231 years ago

1799 - The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.

Events221 years ago

1806 - Pike expedition: United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine near St. Louis, Missouri, to explore the west.

Events214 years ago
Events205 years ago

1823 - A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy.

Events197 years ago

1834 - The Spanish Inquisition is officially disbanded after nearly 356 years.

Events186 years ago

1838 - Ralph Waldo Emerson delivers the Divinity School Address at Harvard Divinity School, discounting Biblical miracles and declaring Jesus a great man, but not God. The Protestant community reacts with outrage.

Events182 years ago

1862 - The CSS Arkansas, the most effective ironclad on the Mississippi River, battles with Union ships commanded by Admiral David Farragut, severely damaging three ships and sustaining heavy damage herself. The encounter changed the complexion of warfare on the Mississippi and helped to reverse Rebel fortunes on the river in the summer of 1862.

Events158 years ago

1870 - Reconstruction Era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.

Events150 years ago

1870 - Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory are transferred to Canada from the Hudson's Bay Company, and the province of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories are established from these vast territories.

Events150 years ago

1888 - The stratovolcano Mount Bandai erupts killing approximately 500 people, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Events132 years ago

1910 - In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer's disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.

Events110 years ago

1916 - In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).

Events104 years ago

1918 - World War I: The Second Battle of the Marne begins near the River Marne with a German attack.

Events102 years ago

1920 - The Polish Parliament establishes Silesian Voivodeship before the Polish-German plebiscite.

Events100 years ago

1922 - Japanese Communist Party is established in Japan.

Events98 years ago

1927 - Massacre of July 15, 1927: Eighty-nine protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.

Events93 years ago

1946 - State of North Borneo, today in Sabah, Malaysia, annexed by the United Kingdom.

Events74 years ago

1954 - First flight of the Boeing 367-80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series.

Events66 years ago

1955 - Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.

Events65 years ago

1959 - The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.

Events61 years ago

1966 - Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnam begin Operation Hastings to push the North Vietnamese out of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone.

Events54 years ago

1971 - The United Red Army is founded in Japan.

Events49 years ago

1974 - In Nicosia, Cyprus, Greek junta-sponsored nationalists launch a coup d'état, deposing President Makarios and installing Nikos Sampson as Cypriot president.

Events46 years ago

1975 - Space Race: Apollo–Soyuz Test Project features the dual launch of an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz spacecraft on the first joint Soviet-United States human-crewed flight. It was both the last launch of an Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn family of rockets.

Events45 years ago
Events41 years ago

1983 - An attack at Orly Airport in Paris is launched by Armenian militant organisation ASALA, leaving eight people dead and 55 injured.

Events37 years ago

1996 - A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.

Events24 years ago

1998 - Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil MP S. Shanmuganathan is killed by a claymore mine.

Events22 years ago

2002 - "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.

Events18 years ago

2002 - Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering The Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

Events18 years ago

2003 - AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.

Events17 years ago

2006 - Twitter, later one of the largest social media platforms in the world, is launched.

Events14 years ago

2014 - A train derails on the Moscow Metro, killing at least 24 and injuring more than 160 others.

Events6 years ago

2016 - Factions of the Turkish Armed Forces attempt a coup.

Events4 years ago

Births

980 - Ichijō, Japanese emperor (d. 1011)

Births

1273 - Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and saint (d. 1352)

Births747 years ago

1353 - Vladimir the Bold, Russian prince (d. 1410)

Births667 years ago

1359 - Antonio Correr, Italian cardinal (d. 1445)

Births661 years ago

1442 - Boček IV of Poděbrady, Bohemian nobleman (d. 1496)

Births578 years ago

1455 - Queen Yun, Korean queen (d. 1482)

Births565 years ago

1471 - Eskender, Ethiopian emperor (d. 1494)

Births549 years ago

1478 - Barbara Jagiellon, duchess consort of Saxony and Margravine consort of Meissen (d. 1534)

Births542 years ago

1573 - Inigo Jones, English architect, designed the Queen's House (d. 1652)

Births447 years ago

1600 - Jan Cossiers, Flemish painter (d. 1671)

Births420 years ago

1606 - Rembrandt, Dutch painter and etcher (d. 1669)

Births414 years ago

1611 - Jai Singh I, maharaja of Jaipur (d. 1667)

Births409 years ago

1613 - Gu Yanwu, Chinese philologist and geographer (d. 1682)

Births407 years ago

1631 - Jens Juel, Danish politician and diplomat, Governor-general of Norway (d. 1700)

Births389 years ago

1631 - Richard Cumberland, English philosopher (d. 1718)

Births389 years ago

1638 - Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1693)

Births382 years ago

1704 - August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German bishop and theologian (d. 1792)

Births316 years ago

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

Births241 years ago

1793 - Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, American educator, author, editor (d. 1884)

Births227 years ago

1796 - Thomas Bulfinch, American mythologist (d. 1867)

Births224 years ago

1799 - Reuben Chapman, American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of Alabama (d. 1882)

Births221 years ago

1800 - Sidney Breese, American jurist and politician (d. 1878)

Births220 years ago

1808 - Henry Edward Manning, English cardinal (d. 1892)

Births212 years ago

1812 - James Hope-Scott, English lawyer and academic (d. 1873)

Births208 years ago

1817 - Sir John Fowler, 1st Baronet, English engineer, designed the Forth Bridge (d. 1898)

Births203 years ago

1827 - W. W. Thayer American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of Oregon (d. 1899)

Births193 years ago

1848 - Vilfredo Pareto, Italian economist and sociologist (d. 1923)

Births172 years ago

1850 - Frances Xavier Cabrini, Italian-American nun and saint (d. 1917)

Births170 years ago

1852 - Josef Josephi, Polish-born singer and actor (d. 1920)

Births168 years ago

1858 - Emmeline Pankhurst, English political activist and suffragist (d. 1928)

Births162 years ago

1864 - Marie Tempest, English actress and singer (d. 1942)

Births156 years ago

1865 - Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, Anglo-Irish businessman and publisher, founded the Amalgamated Press (d. 1922)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian-German mathematician and theorist (d. 1945)

Births155 years ago

1867 - Jean-Baptiste Charcot, French physician and explorer (d. 1936)

Births153 years ago

1871 - Doppo Kunikida, Japanese journalist, author, and poet (d. 1908)

Births149 years ago

1880 - Enrique Mosca, Argentinian lawyer and politician (d. 1950)

Births140 years ago

1887 - Wharton Esherick, American sculptor (d. 1970)

Births133 years ago

1892 - Walter Benjamin, German philosopher and critic (d. 1940)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Enid Bennett, Australian-American actress (d. 1969)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Dick Rauch, American football player and coach (d. 1970)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer (d. 1989)

Births126 years ago

1899 - Seán Lemass, Irish soldier and politician, 4th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1971)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Jean Rey, Belgian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the European Commission (d. 1983)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Walter D. Edmonds, American journalist and author (d. 1998)

Births117 years ago

1903 - K. Kamaraj, Indian journalist and politician (d. 1975)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Rudolf Arnheim, German-American psychologist and author (d. 2007)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Dorothy Fields, American songwriter (d. 1974)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Anita Farra, Italian actress (d. 2008)

Births115 years ago

1906 - R. S. Mugali, Indian poet and academic (d. 1993)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Rudolf Uhlenhaut, English-German engineer (d. 1989)

Births114 years ago

1909 - Jean Hamburger, French physician and surgeon (d. 1992)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Edward Shackleton, Baron Shackleton, English geographer and politician, Secretary of State for Air (d. 1994)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Cowboy Copas, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Hammond Innes, English journalist and author (d. 1998)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Abraham Sutzkever, Russian poet and author (d. 2010)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Akhtar Hameed Khan, Pakistani economist, scholar, and activist (d. 1999)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Howard Vernon, Swiss-French actor (d. 1996)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Albert Ghiorso, American chemist and academic (d. 2010)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Kashmir Singh Katoch, Indian army officer (d. 2007)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Sumner Gerard, American politician and diplomat (d. 2004)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Robert Conquest, English-American historian, poet, and academic (d. 2015)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Joan Roberts, American actress and singer (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Nur Muhammad Taraki, Afghan journalist and politician (d. 1979)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Brenda Milner, English-Canadian neuropsychologist and academic

Births102 years ago

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

Births101 years ago

1919 - Iris Murdoch, Anglo-Irish British novelist and philosopher (d. 1999)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Jack Beeson, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Henri Colpi, Swiss-French director and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Robert Bruce Merrifield, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jean Heywood, British actress

Births99 years ago

1922 - Leon M. Lederman, American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jean-Pierre Richard, French writer

Births98 years ago

1923 - Francisco de Andrade, Portuguese sailor

Births97 years ago

1924 - Jeremiah Denton, American admiral and politician (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Marianne Bernadotte, Swedish actress and philanthropist

Births96 years ago

1925 - Philip Carey, American actor (d. 2009)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Taylor Hardwick, American architect, designed Haydon Burns Library and Friendship Fountain Park (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - D. A. Pennebaker, American documentary filmmaker (d. 2019)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Evan Hultman, American politician

Births95 years ago

1925 - Antony Carbone, American actor

Births95 years ago

1925 - Pandel Savic, American football player (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan-French journalist and author (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentinian general and politician, 44th President of Argentina (d. 2003)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Raymond Gosling, English physicist and academic (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Sir John Graham, 4th Baronet, English diplomat

Births94 years ago

1927 - Nan Martin, American actress (d. 2010)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Carmen Zapata, American actress (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Håkon Brusveen, Norwegian cross-country skier

Births93 years ago

1928 - Carl Woese, American microbiologist and biophysicist (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Viramachaneni Vimla Devi, Indian parliamentarian

Births92 years ago

1929 - Charles Anthony, American tenor and actor (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Francis Bebey, Cameroonian-French guitarist (d. 2001)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ian Stewart, Scottish race car driver

Births91 years ago

1930 - Jacques Derrida, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (d. 2004)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Richard Garneau, Canadian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Stephen Smale, American mathematician and computer scientist

Births90 years ago

1930 - Einosuke Akiya, Japanese Buddhist leader

Births90 years ago

1931 - Clive Cussler, American archaeologist and author

Births89 years ago

1931 - Joanna Merlin, American actress and casting director

Births89 years ago

1931 - Jacques-Yvan Morin, Canadian lawyer and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec

Births89 years ago

1932 - Ed Litzenberger, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2010)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Guido Crepax, Italian author and illustrator (d. 2003)

Births87 years ago

1933 - M. T. Vasudevan Nair, Indian author and screenwriter

Births87 years ago

1934 - Harrison Birtwistle, English composer and academic

Births86 years ago

1934 - Eva Krížiková, Czech actress

Births86 years ago

1934 - Risto Jarva, Finnish director and producer (d. 1977)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Donn Clendenon, American baseball player and lawyer (d. 2005)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Alex Karras, American football player, wrestler, and actor (d. 2012)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Ken Kercheval, American actor and director (d. 2019)

Births85 years ago

1936 - George Voinovich, American lawyer and politician, 65th Governor of Ohio (d. 2016)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Prabhash Joshi, Indian journalist (d. 2009)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Ernie Barnes, American football player, actor, and painter (d. 2009)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Carmen Callil, Australian publisher, founded Virago Press

Births82 years ago

1938 - Barry Goldwater, Jr., American lawyer and politician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Portuguese economist and politician, 19th President of the Portuguese Republic

Births81 years ago

1940 - Denis Héroux, Canadian director and producer (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Ronald Gene Simmons, American sergeant and convicted murderer (d. 1990)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Robert Winston, English surgeon, academic, and politician

Births80 years ago

1942 - Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (d. 2005)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Northern Irish astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic

Births77 years ago

1944 - Millie Jackson, American singer-songwriter

Births76 years ago

1945 - Jan-Michael Vincent, American actor (d. 2019)

Births75 years ago

1945 - David Arthur Granger, Guyanese politician, 9th President of Guyana

Births75 years ago

1945 - Peter Lewis (musician), American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jürgen Möllemann, German soldier and politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. 2003)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Linda Ronstadt, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births74 years ago

1946 - Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei

Births74 years ago

1947 - Peter Banks, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Lydia Davis, American short story writer, novelist, and essayist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Pridiyathorn Devakula, Thai economist and politician, Thai Minister of Finance

Births73 years ago

1947 - Roky Erickson, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2019)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Twinkle, English singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dimosthenis Kourtovik, Greek anthropologist and critic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Artimus Pyle, American rock drummer and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Carl Bildt, Swedish politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Sweden

Births71 years ago

1949 - Trevor Horn, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Richard Russo, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Colin Barnett, Australian economist and politician, 29th Premier of Western Australia

Births70 years ago

1950 - Arianna Huffington, Greek-American journalist and publisher (The Huffington Post)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (d. 2010)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jesse Ventura, American wrestler, actor, and politician, 38th Governor of Minnesota

Births69 years ago

1952 - David Pack, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Celia Imrie, English actress

Births68 years ago

1952 - Terry O'Quinn, American actor

Births68 years ago

1952 - Marky Ramone, American drummer and songwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Johnny Thunders, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haitian priest and politician, 49th President of Haiti

Births67 years ago

1953 - Sultanah Haminah, Malaysian royal consort

Births67 years ago

1953 - Mohamad Shahrum Osman, Malaysian politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Alicia Bridges, American singer-songwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - John Ferguson, Australian rugby league player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jeff Jarvis, American journalist and blogger

Births66 years ago

1954 - Giorgos Kaminis, American-Greek lawyer and politician, 78th Mayor of Athens

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mario Kempes, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1956 - Ian Curtis, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Joy Division) (d. 1980)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Nicholas Harberd, British botanist, educator and academician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Barry Melrose, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Steve Mortimer, Australian rugby league player, coach, and administrator

Births64 years ago

1956 - Joe Satriani, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Wayne Taylor, South African race car driver

Births64 years ago

1958 - Gary Heale, English footballer and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Mac Thornberry, American lawyer and politician

Births62 years ago

1959 - Vincent Lindon, French actor, director, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Kim Alexis, American fashion model

Births60 years ago

1961 - Lolita Davidovich, Canadian actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jean-Christophe Grangé, French journalist and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Scott Ritter, American soldier and international weapons inspector

Births59 years ago

1961 - Forest Whitaker, American actor

Births59 years ago

1962 - Nikos Filippou, Greek basketball player and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Michelle Ford, Australian swimmer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Brigitte Nielsen, Danish-Italian actress

Births57 years ago

1963 - Steve Thomas, English-Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births57 years ago

1965 - Alistair Carmichael, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland

Births55 years ago

1965 - Gero Miesenböck, Austrian neuroscientist and educator

Births55 years ago
Births55 years ago

1966 - Jason Bonham, English singer-songwriter and drummer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Irène Jacob, French-Swiss actress

Births54 years ago

1967 - Adam Savage, American actor and special effects designer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Elbert West, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births53 years ago

1968 - Eddie Griffin, American comedian, actor, and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Ain Tammus, Estonian footballer and coach

Births51 years ago

1970 - Tarkan Gözübüyük, Turkish bass player and producer

Births50 years ago

1972 - Scott Foley, American actor

Births48 years ago

1973 - Brian Austin Green, American actor

Births47 years ago

1975 - Cherry, American wrestler and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Danny Law, English cricketer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ben Pepper, Australian basketball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Steve Cunningham, American boxer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Marco Di Vaio, Italian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Diane Kruger, German actress and model

Births44 years ago

1976 - Gabriel Iglesias, Mexican-American comedian and voice actor

Births44 years ago

1977 - André Nel, South African cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Lana Parrilla, American actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - John St. Clair, American football player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ray Toro, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1978 - Miguel Olivo, Dominican baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Laura Benanti, American actress and singer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Alexander Frei, Swiss footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Edda Garðarsdóttir, Icelandic footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Renata Kučerová, Czech tennis player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Reggie Abercrombie, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - BxB Hulk, Japanese professional wrestler

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jonathan Cheechoo, Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Julia Perez, Indonesian singer and actress (d. 2017)

Births40 years ago

1981 - Alou Diarra, French footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Petros Klampanis, Greek bassist and composer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Marius Stankevičius, Lithuanian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Alan Pérez, Spanish cyclist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Neemia Tialata, New Zealand rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Aída Yéspica, Venezuelan model and actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Nelson Merlo, Brazilian race car driver

Births37 years ago

1983 - Will Rudge, English cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Heath Slater, American wrestler

Births37 years ago

1984 - Angelo Siniscalchi, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Veronika Velez-Zuzulová, Slovak skier

Births36 years ago

1985 - Sanjeev, Tamil actor

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tomer Kapon, Israeli actor

Births35 years ago

1986 - Tyler Kennedy, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1988 - Riki Christodoulou, English race car driver

Births32 years ago

1989 - Steven Jahn, German footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Alisa Kleybanova, Russian tennis player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Anthony Randolph, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Zach Bogosian, American ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Damian Lillard, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Danilo, Brazilian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Derrick Favors, American basketball player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Evgeny Tishchenko, Russian boxer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Tobias Harris, American basketball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Hokutōfuji Daiki, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births28 years ago

1992 - Wayde van Niekerk, South African sprinter

Births28 years ago

1993 - Håvard Nielsen, Norwegian footballer

Births27 years ago

Deaths

756 - Yang Guifei, consort of Xuan Zong (b. 719)

Deaths

998 - Abū al-Wafā' Būzjānī, Persian mathematician and astronomer (b. 940)

Deaths
Deaths1005 years ago

1274 - Bonaventure, Italian bishop and saint (b. 1221)

Deaths746 years ago
Deaths729 years ago

1299 - King Eric II of Norway (b. c. 1268)

Deaths721 years ago

1381 - John Ball, English Lollard priest

Deaths639 years ago

1388 - Agnes of Durazzo, titular Latin empress consort of Constantinople (d. 1313)

Deaths632 years ago

1397 - Catherine of Henneberg, German ruler (b. c. 1334)

Deaths623 years ago
Deaths614 years ago

1410 - Ulrich von Jungingen, German Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (b. 1360)

Deaths610 years ago
Deaths575 years ago

1542 - Lisa del Giocondo, subject of Leonardo da Vinci's painting Mona Lisa (b. 1479)

Deaths478 years ago

1544 - René of Châlon (b. 1519)

Deaths476 years ago

1571 - Shimazu Takahisa, Japanese daimyō (b. 1514)

Deaths449 years ago

1609 - Annibale Carracci, Italian painter and illustrator (b. 1560)

Deaths411 years ago

1614 - Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, French soldier, historian, and author (b. 1540)

Deaths406 years ago

1655 - Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect (b. 1570)

Deaths365 years ago

1685 - James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, Dutch-English general and politician, Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull (b. 1649)

Deaths335 years ago

1750 - Vasily Tatishchev, Russian ethnographer and politician (b. 1686)

Deaths270 years ago

1765 - Charles-André van Loo, French painter (b. 1705)

Deaths255 years ago

1767 - Michael Bruce, Scottish poet and composer (b. 1746)

Deaths253 years ago

1789 - Jacques Duphly, French harpsichord player and composer (b. 1715)

Deaths231 years ago

1828 - Jean-Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (b. 1741)

Deaths192 years ago

1839 - Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English poet and politician (b. 1802)

Deaths181 years ago

1844 - Claude Charles Fauriel, French philologist and historian (b. 1772)

Deaths176 years ago

1851 - Juan Felipe Ibarra, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1787)

Deaths169 years ago

1857 - Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1791)

Deaths163 years ago

1858 - Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)

Deaths162 years ago

1883 - General Tom Thumb, American circus performer (b. 1838)

Deaths137 years ago

1885 - Rosalía de Castro, Spanish author and poet (b. 1837)

Deaths135 years ago

1890 - Gottfried Keller, Swiss author, poet, and playwright (b. 1819)

Deaths130 years ago

1898 - Jean-Baptiste Salpointe, French-American archbishop (d. 1825)

Deaths122 years ago

1904 - Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright and short story writer (b. 1860)

Deaths116 years ago

1919 - Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)

Deaths101 years ago

1929 - Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1874)

Deaths91 years ago

1930 - Leopold Auer, Hungarian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1845)

Deaths90 years ago

1931 - Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian-German economist and mathematician (b. 1868)

Deaths89 years ago

1932 - Bahíyyih Khánum, Iranian writer and leader in the Baha'i faith (b. 1846)

Deaths88 years ago

1932 - Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven, South African poet and politician (b. 1873)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - Irving Babbitt, American scholar, critic, and academic (b. 1865)

Deaths87 years ago

1933 - Freddie Keppard, American cornet player (b. 1890)

Deaths87 years ago

1940 - Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist and physician (b. 1857)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Robert Wadlow, American giant, 8"11' 271 cm (b.1918)

Deaths80 years ago

1942 - Wenceslao Vinzons, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1910)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Marie-Victorin Kirouac, Canadian botanist and academic (b. 1885)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Razor Smith, English cricketer and coach (b. 1877)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Walter Donaldson, American soldier and songwriter (b. 1893)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - John J. Pershing, American general (b. 1860)

Deaths72 years ago

1953 - Geevarghese Mar Ivanios, Indian archbishop, founded the Order of the Imitation of Christ (b. 1882)

Deaths67 years ago

1957 - James M. Cox, American publisher and politician, 46th Governor of Ohio (b. 1870)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Vasily Maklakov, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1869)

Deaths63 years ago

1959 - Ernest Bloch, Swiss-American composer and academic (b. 1880)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Vance Palmer, Australian author and critic (b. 1885)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Set Persson, Swedish politician (b. 1897)

Deaths60 years ago

1960 - Lawrence Tibbett, American singer and actor (b. 1896)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - John Edward Brownlee, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Alberta (b. 1884)

Deaths59 years ago

1965 - Francis Cherry, American lawyer and politician, 35th Governor of Arkansas (b. 1908)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Seyfi Arkan, Turkish architect (b. 1903)

Deaths54 years ago

1974 - Christine Chubbuck, American journalist (b. 1944)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Paul Gallico, American journalist and author (b. 1897)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Donald Mackay, Australian businessman and activist (b. 1933)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mexican academic and politician, 29th President of Mexico, 1964-1970 (b. 1911)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Frédéric Dorion, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1898)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Bill Justis, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1926)

Deaths38 years ago

1986 - Billy Haughton, American harness racer and trainer (b. 1923)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Eleanor Estes, American librarian, author, and illustrator (b. 1906)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Zaim Topčić, Yugoslav and Bosnian writer (b. 1920)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Margaret Lockwood, English actress (b. 1916)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Omar Abu Risha, Syrian poet and diplomat, 4th Syrian Ambassador to the United States (b. 1910)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Bert Convy, American actor, singer, and game show host (b. 1933)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Hammer DeRoburt, Nauruan educator and politician, 1st President of Nauru (b. 1922)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Chingiz Mustafayev, Azerbaijani journalist and author (b. 1960)

Deaths28 years ago

1997 - Justinas Lagunavičius, Lithuanian basketball player (b. 1924)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer, founded Versace (b. 1946)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - S. Shanmuganathan, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1960)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Louis Quilico, Canadian opera singer and educator (b. 1925)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - C. Balasingham, Sri Lankan lawyer and civil servant (b. 1917)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Roberto Bolaño, Chilean novelist, short-story writer, poet, and essayist (b. 1953)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Elisabeth Welch, American actress and singer (b. 1904)

Deaths17 years ago

2006 - Robert H. Brooks, American businessman, founder of Hooters and Naturally Fresh, Inc. (b. 1937)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist and academic (b. 1942)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - György Kolonics, Hungarian canoe racer (b. 1972)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - James E. Akins, American politician and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (b. 1926)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Friedrich Wilhelm Schnitzler, German landowner and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Googie Withers, British-Australian actress (b. 1917)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Boris Cebotari, Moldovan footballer (b. 1975)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tsilla Chelton, Israeli-French actress (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Grant Feasel, American football player (b. 1960)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - David Fraser, English general (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Celeste Holm, American actress and singer (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Yoichi Takabayashi, Japanese director and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ninos Aho, Syrian-American poet and activist (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Henry Braden, American lawyer and politician (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tom Greenwell, American lawyer and judge (b. 1956)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Earl Gros, American football player (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Noël Lee, Chinese-American pianist and composer (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Meskerem Legesse, Ethiopian runner (b. 1986)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John T. Riedl, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1962)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Óscar Acosta, Honduran author, poet, and diplomat (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - James MacGregor Burns, American historian, political scientist, and author (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Saúl Lara, Spanish footballer (b. 1982)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Edward Perl, American neuroscientist and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Robert A. Roe, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Masahiko Aoki, Japanese-American economist and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Wan Li, Chinese politician, 4th Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1916)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Aubrey Morris, British actor (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Dave Somerville, Canadian singer (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Martin Landau, American film and television actor (b. 1928)

Deaths3 years ago

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