Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

622 - The beginning of the Islamic calendar.

Events

997 - Battle of Spercheios: Bulgarian forces of Tsar Samuel are defeated by a Byzantine army under general Nikephoros Ouranos at the Spercheios River in Greece.

Events

1054 - Three Roman legates break relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal bull of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. Historians frequently describe the event as the start of the East–West Schism.

Events966 years ago

1212 - Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa: After Pope Innocent III calls European knights to a crusade, forces of Kings Alfonso VIII of Castile, Sancho VII of Navarre, Peter II of Aragon and Afonso II of Portugal defeat those of the Berber Muslim leader Almohad, thus marking a significant turning point in the Reconquista and in the medieval history of Spain.

Events808 years ago

1232 - The Spanish town of Arjona declares independence and names its native Muhammad ibn Yusuf as ruler. This marks the Muhammad's first rise to prominence; he would later establish the Nasrid Emirate of Granada, the last independent Muslim state in Spain.

Events788 years ago

1377 - King Richard II of England is crowned.

Events643 years ago

1661 - The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco.

Events359 years ago

1683 - Manchu Qing dynasty naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.

Events337 years ago

1769 - Father Junípero Serra founds California's first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego, California.

Events251 years ago

1779 - American Revolutionary War: Light infantry of the Continental Army seize a fortified British Army position in a midnight bayonet attack at the Battle of Stony Point.

Events241 years ago

1790 - The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act.

Events230 years ago

1809 - The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Spanish Crown during the La Paz revolution and forms the Junta Tuitiva, the first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo.

Events211 years ago

1849 - Antonio María Claret y Clará founds the Congregation of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, popularly known as the Claretians in Vic, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Events171 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: At the order of President Abraham Lincoln, Union troops begin a 25-mile march into Virginia for what will become the First Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the war.

Events159 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: David Farragut is promoted to rear admiral, becoming the first officer in United States Navy to hold an admiral rank.

Events158 years ago

1909 - Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar is forced out as Shah of Persia and is replaced by his son Ahmad Shah Qajar.

Events111 years ago

1910 - John Robertson Duigan makes the first flight of the Duigan pusher biplane, the first aircraft built in Australia.

Events110 years ago

1915 - Henry James becomes a British citizen to highlight his commitment to Britain during the first World War.

Events105 years ago

1915 - At Treasure Island on the Delaware River in the United States, the First Order of the Arrow ceremony takes place and the Order of the Arrow is founded to honor American Boy Scouts who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law.

Events105 years ago

1927 - Augusto César Sandino leads a raid on U.S. Marines and Nicaraguan Guardia Nacional that had been sent to apprehend him in the village of Ocotal, but is repulsed by one of the first dive-bombing attacks in history.

Events93 years ago
Events89 years ago

1935 - The world's first parking meter is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Events85 years ago

1941 - Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as an MLB record.

Events79 years ago

1942 - Holocaust: Vel' d'Hiv Roundup (Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv): The government of Vichy France orders the mass arrest of 13,152 Jews who are held at the Vélodrome d'Hiver in Paris before deportation to Auschwitz.

Events78 years ago

1945 - World War II: The heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis leaves San Francisco with parts for the atomic bomb "Little Boy" bound for Tinian Island.

Events75 years ago

1945 - Manhattan Project: The Atomic Age begins when the United States successfully detonates a plutonium-based test nuclear weapon near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Events75 years ago

1948 - Following token resistance, the city of Nazareth, revered by Christians as the hometown of Jesus, capitulates to Israeli troops during Operation Dekel in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.

Events72 years ago

1948 - The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane.

Events72 years ago

1950 - Chaplain–Medic massacre: American POWs are massacred by North Korean Army.

Events70 years ago

1951 - King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates in favor of his son, Baudouin I of Belgium.

Events69 years ago

1956 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas.

Events64 years ago

1965 - The Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy opens.

Events55 years ago

1965 - South Vietnamese Colonel Phạm Ngọc Thảo, a formerly undetected communist spy and double agent, is hunted down and killed by unknown individuals after being sentenced to death in absentia for a February 1965 coup attempt against Nguyễn Khánh.

Events55 years ago

1969 - Apollo program: Apollo 11, the first mission to land astronauts on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida.

Events51 years ago
Events41 years ago

1983 - Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.

Events37 years ago

1990 - The Luzon earthquake strikes the Philippines with an intensity of 7.7, affecting Benguet, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, La Union, Aurora, Bataan, Zambales and Tarlac.

Events30 years ago
Events30 years ago

1999 - John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died when the Piper Saratoga PA-32R aircraft he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.

Events21 years ago

2004 - Millennium Park, considered Chicago's first and most ambitious early 21st-century architectural project, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Events16 years ago

2007 - An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and 6.6 aftershock occurs off the Niigata coast of Japan killing eight people, injuring at least 800 and damaging a nuclear power plant.

Events13 years ago

2013 - As many as 27 children die and 25 others are hospitalized after eating lunch served at their school in eastern India.

Events7 years ago

2015 - Four U.S. Marines and one gunman die in a shooting spree targeting military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Events5 years ago

2019 - 100 years old building in Mumbai, India, collapsed, killing at least 10 people and many remaining trapped.

Events1 years ago

Births

1194 - Clare of Assisi, Italian nun and saint (d. 1253)

Births826 years ago

1486 - Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter (d. 1530)

Births534 years ago

1517 - Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, English duchess (d. 1559)

Births503 years ago

1529 - Petrus Peckius the Elder, Dutch jurist, writer on international maritime law (d. 1589)

Births491 years ago
Births409 years ago

1661 - Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, Canadian captain, explorer, and politician (d. 1706)

Births359 years ago

1714 - Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French engineer and author (d. 1800)

Births306 years ago

1722 - Joseph Wilton, English sculptor and academic (d. 1803)

Births298 years ago

1723 - Joshua Reynolds, English painter and academic (d. 1792)

Births297 years ago

1731 - Samuel Huntington, American jurist and politician, 18th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1796)

Births289 years ago

1749 - Cyrus Griffin, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 16th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1810)

Births271 years ago

1796 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter and etcher (d. 1875)

Births224 years ago

1821 - Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader and author, founded Christian Science (d. 1910)

Births199 years ago

1841 - Nikolai von Glehn, Estonian-German architect and activist (d. 1923)

Births179 years ago

1858 - Eugène Ysaÿe, Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1931)

Births162 years ago

1862 - Ida B. Wells, American journalist and activist (d. 1931)

Births158 years ago

1863 - Anderson Dawson, Australian politician, 14th Premier of Queensland (d. 1910)

Births157 years ago

1870 - Lambert McKenna, Irish priest, lexicographer, and scholar (d. 1956)

Births150 years ago

1871 - John Maxwell, American golfer (d. 1906)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Roald Amundsen, Norwegian pilot and explorer (d. 1928)

Births148 years ago

1872 - Frank Cooper, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Queensland (d. 1949)

Births148 years ago

1880 - Kathleen Norris, American journalist and author (d. 1966)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Violette Neatley Anderson, American judge (d. 1937)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Charles Sheeler, American photographer and painter (d. 1965)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Anna Vyrubova, Russian author (d. 1964)

Births136 years ago

1887 - Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1951)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Percy Kilbride, American actor (d. 1964)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Arthur Bowie Chrisman, American author (d. 1953)

Births131 years ago

1895 - Wilfrid Hamel, Canadian businessman and politician, 35th Mayor of Quebec City (d. 1968)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German biologist and eugenicist (d. 1969)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Trygve Lie, Norwegian trade union leader and politician, 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 1968)

Births124 years ago

1902 - Alexander Luria, Russian psychologist and physician (d. 1977)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Mary Philbin, American actress (d. 1993)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Fritz Bauer, German lawyer and judge (d. 1968)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Carmen Lombardo, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 1971)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Irmgard Flügge-Lotz, German mathematician and engineer (d. 1974)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2003)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Vincent Sherman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Frances Horwich, American educator and television host (d. 2001)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Orville Redenbacher, American farmer and businessman, founded Orville Redenbacher's (d. 1995)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (d. 1990)

Births113 years ago

1910 - Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer (d. 1968)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Gordon Prange, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1980)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Ginger Rogers, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1995)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Sonny Tufts, American actor (d. 1970)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Milt Bocek, American baseball player (d. 2007)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Amy Patterson, Argentine composer, singer, poet, and teacher (d. 2019)

Births108 years ago

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

Births105 years ago

1915 - Elaine Barrie, American actress (d. 2003)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Denis Edward Arnold, English soldier (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Paul Farnes, famed World War II Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter pilot and one of "The Few" surviving pilots of the Battle of Britain

Births102 years ago

1918 - Samuel Victor Perry, English biochemist and rugby player (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Hermine Braunsteiner, Austrian SS officer (d. 1999)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Choi Kyu-hah, South Korean politician, 4th President of South Korea (d. 2006)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Anatole Broyard, American critic and editor (d. 1990)

Births100 years ago

1923 - Chris Argyris, American psychologist, theorist, and academic (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Bola Sete, Brazilian guitarist (d. 1987)

Births97 years ago

1924 - James L. Greenfield, American journalist and politician

Births96 years ago

1924 - Bess Myerson, American model, actress, game show panelist, and politician, Miss America 1945 (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Rupert Deese, Northern Mariana Islander ceramic artist (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Frank Jobe, American sergeant and surgeon (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Rosita Quintana, Argentine actress

Births95 years ago

1925 - Cal Tjader, American jazz musician (d. 1982)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Ivica Horvat, Croatian footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Irwin Rose, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Pierre F. Côté, Canadian lawyer and civil servant (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Shirley Hughes, English author and illustrator

Births93 years ago

1927 - Derek Hawksworth, English footballer

Births93 years ago

1928 - Anita Brookner, English novelist and art historian (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Bella Davidovich, Soviet-American pianist

Births92 years ago

1928 - Robert Sheckley, American author and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Jim Rathmann, American race car driver (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Dave Treen, American lawyer and politician, 51st Governor of Louisiana (d. 2009)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Andrzej Zawada, Polish mountaineer and author (d. 2000)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Charles Ray Hatcher, American serial killer (d. 1984)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Sheri S. Tepper, American author and poet (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Gaby Tanguy, French swimmer

Births91 years ago

1930 - Guy Béart, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Michael Bilirakis, American lawyer and politician

Births90 years ago

1930 - Bert Rechichar, American football defensive back and kicker

Births90 years ago

1931 - Fergus Gordon Kerr, Scottish Roman Catholic priest of the English Dominican Province

Births89 years ago

1931 - Norm Sherry, American former catcher, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball

Births89 years ago

1932 - John Chilton, English trumpet player and composer (d. 2016)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Max McGee, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2007)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Dick Thornburgh, American lawyer and politician, 76th United States Attorney General

Births88 years ago

1933 - Julian A. Brodsky, American businessman

Births87 years ago

1934 - Tomás Eloy Martínez, Argentine journalist (d. 2010)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Katherine D. Ortega, 38th Treasurer of the United States

Births86 years ago

1934 - Donald M. Payne, American educator and politician (d. 2012)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Carl Epting Mundy Jr., American general (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Lynn Wyatt, American socialite and philanthropist

Births85 years ago

1936 - Yasuo Fukuda, Japanese politician, 91st Prime Minister of Japan

Births84 years ago

1936 - Buddy Merrill, American guitarist

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jerry Norman, American sinologist and linguist (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Venkataraman Subramanya, Indian-Australian cricketer

Births84 years ago

1937 - Richard Bryan, American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of Nevada

Births83 years ago

1937 - John Daly, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Cynthia Enloe, American author and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Tony Jackson, English singer and bass player (d. 2003)

Births82 years ago

1939 - William Bell, American singer-songwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Lido Vieri, Italian football manager and football player

Births81 years ago

1939 - Denise LaSalle, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2018)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ruth Perry, president of Liberia (d. 2017)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Shringar Nagaraj, Indian actor and producer (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Corin Redgrave, English actor and activist (d. 2010)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Mariele Ventre, Italian singer and conductor (d. 1995)

Births81 years ago

1941 - Desmond Dekker, Jamaican singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Dag Solstad, Norwegian author and playwright

Births79 years ago

1941 - Hans Wiegel, Dutch journalist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands

Births79 years ago

1941 - Sir George Young, 6th Baronet, English banker and politician, Secretary of State for Transport

Births79 years ago

1942 - Margaret Court, Australian tennis player and minister

Births78 years ago

1943 - Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1990)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Vernon Bogdanor, English political scientist and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jimmy Johnson, American football player and coach

Births77 years ago

1944 - Angharad Rees, English-Welsh actress and jewellery designer (d. 2012)

Births76 years ago
Births74 years ago

1946 - Barbara Lee, American politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ron Yary, American football player

Births74 years ago

1947 - Don Burke, Australian television host and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Alexis Herman, American businesswoman and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of Labor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Assata Shakur, American-Cuban criminal and activist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Lars Lagerbäck, Swedish footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1948 - Kevin McKenzie, South African cricketer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Pinchas Zukerman, Israeli violinist and conductor

Births72 years ago

1949 - Alan Fitzgerald, American guitarist and keyboardist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Pierre Paradis, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Dennis Priestley, English darts player

Births70 years ago

1950 - Frances Spalding, English historian and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Tom Terrell, American journalist and photographer (d. 2007)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Jean-Luc Mongrain, Canadian journalist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Che Rosli, Malaysian politician

Births69 years ago

1952 - Stewart Copeland, American drummer and songwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Richard Egielski, American author and illustrator

Births68 years ago

1952 - Marc Esposito, French director and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ken McEwan, South African cricketer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Douglas J. Feith, American lawyer and politician, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jeanette Mott Oxford, American politician

Births66 years ago

1955 - Susan Wheeler, American poet and academic

Births65 years ago

1955 - Saw Swee Leong, Malaysian badminton player

Births65 years ago

1956 - Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1957 - Faye Grant, American actress

Births63 years ago

1957 - Alexandra Marinina, Ukrainian-Russian colonel and author

Births63 years ago

1958 - Mick Cornett, American politician, and former mayor of Oklahoma City.

Births62 years ago

1958 - Michael Flatley, American-Irish dancer and choreographer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Mike Rogers, American politician

Births62 years ago

1959 - Gary Anderson, South African-American football player

Births61 years ago

1959 - James MacMillan, Scottish composer and conductor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Zoran Jolevski, Macedonian economist, politician, and diplomat, Macedonian Ambassador to the United States

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jürgen Ligi, Estonian economist and politician, 25th Estonian Minister of Defence

Births61 years ago

1960 - Terry Pendleton, American baseball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1962 - Grigory Leps, Russian singer-songwriter

Births58 years ago

1963 - Phoebe Cates, American actress

Births57 years ago

1963 - Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mikael Pernfors, Swedish tennis player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Phil Hellmuth, American poker player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Miguel Induráin, Spanish cyclist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Michel Desjoyeaux, French sailor

Births55 years ago

1965 - Claude Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Sherri Stoner, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jyrki Lumme, Finnish ice hockey player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Will Ferrell, American actor, comedian, and producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Dhanraj Pillay, Indian field hockey player and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Barry Sanders, American football player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Larry Sanger, American philosopher and businessman, co-founded Wikipedia and Citizendium

Births52 years ago

1968 - Michael Searle, Australian rugby league player and businessman

Births52 years ago

1968 - Robert Sherman, American songwriter and businessman

Births52 years ago

1968 - Olga Souza, Brazilian singer and dancer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jules De Martino, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netball player and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1970 - Raimonds Miglinieks, Latvian basketball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai director, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Corey Feldman, American actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ed Kowalczyk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Live)

Births49 years ago

1972 - Ben Cahoon, American-Canadian football player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - François Drolet, Canadian speed skater

Births48 years ago

1973 - Shaun Pollock, South African cricketer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Graham Robertson, American director and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Tim Ryan, American politician

Births47 years ago

1974 - Jeremy Enigk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Maret Maripuu, Estonian politician, Estonian Minister of Social Affairs

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ryan McCombs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Bas Leinders, Belgian race car driver

Births45 years ago

1976 - Tomasz Kuchar, Polish race car driver

Births44 years ago

1976 - Carlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguayan footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Anna Smashnova, Belarusian-Israeli tennis player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Bryan Budd, Northern Ireland-born English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2006)

Births43 years ago

1979 - Chris Mihm, American basketball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mai Nakamura, Japanese swimmer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kim Rhode, American sport shooter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Nathan Rogers, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Konstantin Skrylnikov, Russian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Adam Scott, Australian golfer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Giuseppe Di Masi, Italian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Robert Kranjec, Slovenian ski jumper

Births39 years ago

1981 - Zach Randolph, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Vicente Rodríguez, Spanish footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - André Greipel, German cyclist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Carli Lloyd, American soccer player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Duncan Keith, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Hayanari Shimoda, Japanese race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Attila Szabó, Hungarian decathlete

Births36 years ago

1985 - Mārtiņš Kravčenko, Latvian basketball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Dustin Boyd, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Misako Uno, Japanese actress, singer, and fashion designer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Mousa Dembélé, Belgian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - AnnaLynne McCord, American actress and producer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Sergio Busquets, Spanish footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Gareth Bale, Welsh footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Bureta Faraimo, New Zealand rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Wizkid, Nigerian singer and songwriter

Births30 years ago

1990 - Johann Zarco, French motorcycle racer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Nate Schmidt, American ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Andros Townsend, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1996 - Daniel Pearson, English actor and presenter

Births24 years ago

Deaths

784 - Fulrad, Frankish diplomat and saint (b. 710)

Deaths

866 - Irmgard, Frankish abbess

Deaths

1216 - Pope Innocent III (b. 1160)

Deaths804 years ago

1324 - Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (b. 1267)

Deaths696 years ago
Deaths678 years ago
Deaths676 years ago

1509 - João da Nova, Portuguese explorer (b. 1460)

Deaths511 years ago

1546 - Anne Askew, English author and poet (b. 1520)

Deaths474 years ago

1557 - Anne of Cleves (b. 1515)

Deaths463 years ago

1576 - Isabella de' Medici, Italian noble (b. 1542)

Deaths444 years ago

1647 - Masaniello, Italian rebel (b. 1622)

Deaths373 years ago

1664 - Andreas Gryphius, German poet and playwright (b. 1616)

Deaths356 years ago

1686 - John Pearson, English bishop and scholar (b. 1612)

Deaths334 years ago
Deaths329 years ago

1729 - Johann David Heinichen, German composer and theorist (b. 1683)

Deaths291 years ago

1747 - Giuseppe Crespi, Italian painter (b. 1665)

Deaths273 years ago

1770 - Francis Cotes, English painter and academic (b. 1726)

Deaths250 years ago

1796 - George Howard, English field marshal and politician (b. 1718)

Deaths224 years ago

1831 - Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, French-Russian general (b. 1763)

Deaths189 years ago

1849 - Sarah Allen, African-American missionary for the African Methodist Episcopal Church (b. 1764)

Deaths171 years ago

1868 - Dmitry Pisarev, Russian author and critic (b. 1840)

Deaths152 years ago

1879 - Edward Deas Thomson, Scottish-Australian politician, 3rd Chief Secretary of New South Wales (b. 1800)

Deaths141 years ago
Deaths138 years ago

1886 - Ned Buntline, American journalist and author (b. 1823)

Deaths134 years ago

1896 - Edmond de Goncourt, French critic and publisher, founded Académie Goncourt (b. 1822)

Deaths124 years ago

1915 - Ellen G. White, American theologian and author (b. 1827)

Deaths105 years ago

1917 - Philipp Scharwenka, German composer and educator (b. 1847)

Deaths103 years ago

1939 - Bartholomeus Roodenburch, Dutch swimmer (b. 1866)

Deaths81 years ago

1949 - Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet and playwright (b. 1866)

Deaths71 years ago

1953 - Hilaire Belloc, French-born British writer and historian (b. 1870)

Deaths67 years ago

1954 - Herms Niel, German soldier, trombonist, and composer (b. 1888)

Deaths66 years ago

1960 - Albert Kesselring, German field marshal (b. 1881)

Deaths60 years ago

1960 - John P. Marquand, American author (b. 1893)

Deaths60 years ago

1964 - Rauf Orbay, Turkish colonel and politician, Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1881)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Boris Artzybasheff, Ukrainian-American illustrator (b.1899)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - James Scott Douglas, English-born Scottish race car driver and 6th Baronet Douglas (b. 1930)

Deaths51 years ago

1981 - Harry Chapin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Charles Robberts Swart, South African lawyer and politician, 1st State President of South Africa (b. 1894)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Heinrich Böll, German novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Wayne King, American saxophonist, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1901)

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor and manager (b. 1908)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Robert Blackburn, Irish educator (b. 1927)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Miguel Muñoz, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1922)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Meindert DeJong, Dutch-American soldier and author (b. 1906)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Robert Motherwell, American painter and academic (b. 1915)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Frank Rizzo, American police officer and politician, 93rd Mayor of Philadelphia (b. 1920)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Buck Buchanan, American football player and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Julian Schwinger, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - May Sarton, American playwright and novelist (b. 1912)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Stephen Spender, English author and poet (b. 1909)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Adolf von Thadden, German lieutenant and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer and publisher (b. 1960)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Alan Macnaughton, Canadian lawyer and politician, Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (b. 1903)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Morris, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - John Cocke, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1925)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Celia Cruz, Cuban-American singer and actress (b. 1925)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist and short story writer (b. 1935)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - George Busbee, American lawyer and politician, 77th Governor of Georgia (b. 1927)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Charles Sweeney, American general and pilot (b. 1919)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgian singer-songwriter and radio host (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, American businessman and politician, 13th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (b. 1948)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Caterina Bueno, Italian singer and historian (b. 1943)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Jo Stafford, American singer (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Lindsay Thompson, Australian politician, 40th Premier of Victoria (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Forrest Blue, American football player (b. 1944)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - William Asher, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Stephen Covey, American businessman and author (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gilbert Esau, American businessman and politician (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ed Lincoln, Brazilian bassist, pianist, and composer (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Masaharu Matsushita, Japanese businessman (b. 1913)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kitty Wells, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Alex Colville, Canadian painter and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Marv Rotblatt, American baseball player (1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Karl Albrecht, German businessman, co-founded Aldi (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mary Ellen Otremba, American educator and politician (b. 1950)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Johnny Winter, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Heinz Zemanek, Austrian computer scientist and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Denis Avey, English soldier, engineer, and author (b. 1919)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Evelyn Ebsworth, English chemist and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Alcides Ghiggia, Uruguayan footballer and manager (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jack Goody, English anthropologist, author, and academic (b. 1919)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - George Romero, American filmmaker (b. 1940)

Deaths3 years ago

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