Holidays and observances

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

Events

811 - Byzantine emperor Nikephoros I plunders the Bulgarian capital of Pliska and captures Khan Krum's treasury.

Events

1319 - A Knights Hospitaller fleet scores a crushing victory over an Aydinid fleet off Chios.

Events701 years ago

1632 - Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe, France.

Events388 years ago

1677 - Scanian War: Denmark–Norway captures the harbor town of Marstrand from Sweden.

Events343 years ago

1793 - Kingdom of Prussia re-conquers Mainz from France.

Events227 years ago

1813 - Sir Thomas Maitland is appointed as the first Governor of Malta, transforming the island from a British protectorate to a de facto colony.

Events207 years ago

1821 - While the Mora Rebellion continues, Greeks capture Monemvasia Castle. Turkish troops and citizens are transferred to Asia Minor's coasts.

Events199 years ago

1829 - In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the typographer, a precursor to the typewriter.

Events191 years ago

1840 - The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union.

Events180 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Henry Halleck takes command of the Union Army.

Events158 years ago

1874 - Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos is appointed the Archbishop of the Portuguese colonial enclave of Goa, India.

Events146 years ago

1885 - President Ulysses S. Grant dies of throat cancer.

Events135 years ago

1903 - The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.

Events117 years ago

1908 - The Second Constitution accepted by the Ottomans.

Events112 years ago

1914 - Austria-Hungary issues a series of demands in an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia demanding Serbia to allow the Austrians to determine who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Serbia accepts all but one of those demands and Austria declares war on July 28.

Events106 years ago
Events101 years ago

1921 - The Communist Party of China (CPC) is established at the founding National Congress.

Events99 years ago

1926 - Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film.

Events94 years ago

1927 - The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company goes on the air in Bombay.

Events93 years ago

1936 - In Catalonia, Spain, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of Socialist and Communist parties.

Events84 years ago

1940 - The United States' Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles issues a declaration on the U.S. non-recognition policy of the Soviet annexation and incorporation of three Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: The German offensives Operation Edelweiss and Operation Braunschweig begin.

Events78 years ago

1942 - Bulgarian poet and Communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov is executed by firing squad.

Events78 years ago

1943 - The Rayleigh bath chair murder occurred in Rayleigh, Essex, England.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: The British destroyers HMS Eclipse and HMS Laforey sink the Italian submarine Ascianghi in the Mediterranean after she torpedoes the cruiser HMS Newfoundland.

Events77 years ago

1945 - The post-war legal processes against Philippe Pétain begin.

Events75 years ago

1952 - General Muhammad Naguib leads the Free Officers Movement (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser, the real power behind the coup) in overthrowing King Farouk of Egypt.

Events68 years ago
Events59 years ago

1962 - Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.

Events58 years ago
Events58 years ago

1962 - Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Events58 years ago

1967 - Detroit Riots: In Detroit, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city. It ultimately kills 43 people, injures 342 and burns about 1,400 buildings.

Events53 years ago

1968 - Glenville shootout: In Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization and the Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins and lasts for five days.

Events52 years ago

1968 - The only successful hijacking of an El Al aircraft takes place when a Boeing 707 carrying ten crew and 38 passengers is taken over by three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The aircraft was en route from Rome, to Lod, Israel.

Events52 years ago

1970 - Qaboos bin Said al Said becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur initiating massive reforms, modernization programs and end to a decade long civil war.

Events50 years ago

1972 - The United States launches Landsat 1, the first Earth-resources satellite.

Events48 years ago

1974 - The Greek military junta collapses, and former Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis is invited to lead the new government, beginning Greece's metapolitefsi era.

Events46 years ago

1980 - Phạm Tuân becomes the first Vietnamese citizen and the first Asian in space when he flies aboard the Soyuz 37 mission as an Intercosmos Research Cosmonaut.

Events40 years ago

1982 - Outside Santa Clarita, California, actor Vic Morrow and two children are killed when a helicopter crashes onto them while shooting a scene from Twilight Zone: The Movie.

Events38 years ago

1983 - Thirteen Sri Lanka Army soldiers are killed after a deadly ambush by the militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Events37 years ago

1983 - Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.

Events37 years ago

1988 - General Ne Win, effective ruler of Burma since 1962, resigns after pro-democracy protests.

Events32 years ago

1992 - A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger, establishes that limiting certain rights of homosexual people and non-married couples is not equivalent to discrimination on grounds of race or gender.

Events28 years ago

1992 - Abkhazia declares independence from Georgia.

Events28 years ago

1995 - Comet Hale–Bopp is discovered; it becomes visible to the naked eye on Earth nearly a year later.

Events25 years ago

1997 - Digital Equipment Corporation files antitrust charges against chipmaker Intel.

Events23 years ago
Events21 years ago

1999 - Space Shuttle Columbia launches on STS-93, with Eileen Collins becoming the first female space shuttle commander. The shuttle also carried and deployed the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Events21 years ago

2005 - Three bombs explode in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, killing 88 people.

Events15 years ago

2014 - TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashes in Xixi village near Huxi, Penghu, during approach to Phengu Airport. 48 of the 58 people on board are killed and five more people on the ground are injured.

Events6 years ago

2015 - NASA announces discovery of Kepler-452b by Kepler.

Events5 years ago

2016 - Kabul twin bombing occurred in the vicinity of Deh Mazang when protesters, mostly from the Shiite Hazara minority, were marching against route changing of the TUTAP power project. At least 80 people were killed and 260 were injured.

Events4 years ago

2018 - A wildfire in East Attica, Greece caused the death of 102 people. It was the deadliest wildfire in history of Greece and the second-deadliest in the world, in the 21st century, after the 2009 bushfires in Australia that killed 180.

Events2 years ago

Births

Births719 years ago
Births681 years ago

1370 - Pier Paolo Vergerio the Elder, humanist (d. 1444 or 1445)

Births650 years ago

1401 - Francesco I Sforza, Italian husband of Bianca Maria Visconti (d. 1466)

Births619 years ago

1441 - Danjong of Joseon, King of Joseon (d. 1457)

Births579 years ago
Births517 years ago

1614 - Bonaventura Peeters the Elder, Flemish painter (d. 1652)

Births406 years ago

1635 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux, New France garrison commander (d. 1660)

Births385 years ago

1649 - Pope Clement XI (d. 1721)

Births371 years ago

1705 - Francis Blomefield, English historian and author (d. 1752)

Births315 years ago

1773 - Thomas Brisbane, Scottish general and politician, 6th Governor of New South Wales (d. 1860)

Births247 years ago

1775 - Étienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)

Births245 years ago

1777 - Philipp Otto Runge, German painter and illustrator (d. 1810)

Births243 years ago

1796 - Franz Berwald, Swedish surgeon and composer (d. 1868)

Births224 years ago

1802 - Manuel María Lombardini, Mexican general and president (1853) (d. 1853)

Births218 years ago

1823 - Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Canadian archbishop and missionary (d. 1894)

Births197 years ago

1838 - Édouard Colonne, French violinist and conductor (d. 1910)

Births182 years ago

1851 - Peder Severin Krøyer, Norwegian-Danish painter (d. 1909)

Births169 years ago

1856 - Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian lawyer and journalist (d. 1920)

Births164 years ago

1864 - Apolinario Mabini, Filipino lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Philippines (d. 1903)

Births156 years ago

1865 - Henry Norris, English businessman and politician (d. 1934)

Births155 years ago

1866 - Francesco Cilea, Italian composer and academic (d. 1950)

Births154 years ago

1878 - James Thomas Milton Anderson, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Saskatchewan (d. 1946)

Births142 years ago

1882 - Kâzım Karabekir, Turkish general and politician, 5th Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (b. 1948)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, French-English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of the County of London (d. 1963)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Emil Jannings, Swiss-German actor (d. 1950)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Izaak Killam, Canadian financier and philanthropist (d. 1955)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Georges V. Matchabelli, Georgian-American businessman, created Prince Matchabelli perfume (d. 1935)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Salvador de Madariaga, Spanish historian and diplomat (d. 1978)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Walter H. Schottky, Swiss-German physicist and engineer (d. 1976)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Raymond Chandler, American crime novelist and screenwriter (d. 1959)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Louis T. Wright, American surgeon and civil rights activist (d. 1952)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Haile Selassie, Ethiopian emperor (d. 1975)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Arthur Treacher, English-American actor and television personality (d. 1975)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Aileen Pringle, American actress (d. 1989)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Daniel Cosío Villegas, Mexican historian, economist (d. 1976)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Bengt Djurberg, Swedish actor and singer (d. 1941)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Red Dutton, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1987)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Herman Kruusenberg, Estonian wrestler (d. 1970)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Jacob Marschak, Ukrainian-American economist, journalist, and author (d. 1977)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Gustav Heinemann, German lawyer and politician, 3rd President of West Germany (d. 1976)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Julia Davis Adams, American author and journalist (d. 1993)

Births120 years ago

1900 - John Babcock, Canadian-American sergeant (d. 2010)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Inger Margrethe Boberg, Danish folklore researcher and writer (d. 1957)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Hank Worden, American actor and singer (d. 1992)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Isabel Luberza Oppenheimer, Puerto Rican brothel owner and madam in barrio Maragüez, Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 1974)

Births119 years ago

1905 - Leopold Engleitner, Austrian author and educator (d. 2013)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Chandra Shekhar Azad, Indian activist (d. 1931)

Births114 years ago

1912 - M. H. Abrams, American author, critic, and academic (d. 2015)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Michael Wilding, English actor (d. 1979)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Michael Foot, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Employment (d. 2010)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Nassos Daphnis, Greek-American painter (d.2010)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Virgil Finlay, American illustrator (d. 1971)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Elly Annie Schneider, German-American actress (d. 2004)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Laurel Martyn, Australian ballerina and choreographer (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Abraham Bueno de Mesquita, Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Ruth Duccini, American actress (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1999)

Births102 years ago

1921 - Calvert DeForest, American actor (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Damiano Damiani, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Luis Aloma, Cuban-American baseball player (d. 1997)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Morris Halle, Latvian-American linguist and academic (d. 2018)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer and actress (d. 2001)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Gavin Lambert, English-American screenwriter and author (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Gazanfer Bilge, Turkish wrestler (d. 2008)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Tajuddin Ahmad, Bangladeshi politician, 1st Prime Minister of Bangladesh (d. 1975)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Quett Masire, Botswana politician, the former Vice-President of Botswana (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Alain Decaux, French historian and author (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Gloria DeHaven, American actress and singer (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Ludvík Vaculík, Czech journalist and author (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Gérard Brach, French director and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor

Births92 years ago

1928 - Vera Rubin, American astronomer and academic (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Hubert Selby, Jr., American author and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Danny Barcelona, American drummer (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Lateef Jakande, Nigerian journalist and politician, 5th Governor of Lagos State

Births91 years ago

1931 - Te Atairangikaahu, Māori queen (d. 2006)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Claude Fournier, Canadian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer

Births89 years ago

1931 - Guy Fournier, Canadian author and screenwriter

Births89 years ago

1933 - Raimund Abraham, Austrian architect, designed the Austrian Cultural Forum (d. 2010)

Births87 years ago

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

Births87 years ago

1933 - Benedict Groeschel, American priest, psychologist, and talk show host (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Richard Rogers, Italian-English architect, designed the Millennium Dome and Lloyd's building

Births87 years ago

1935 - Jim Hall, American race car driver

Births85 years ago

1936 - Don Drysdale, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1993)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Anthony Kennedy, American lawyer and jurist

Births84 years ago

1937 - Dave Webster, American football player and engineer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Juliet Anderson, American porn actress and producer (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Ronny Cox, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births82 years ago

1938 - Charles Harrelson, American murderer (d. 2007)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Bert Newton, Australian actor and television host

Births82 years ago

1940 - Danielle Collobert, French author, poet, and journalist (d. 1978)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Don Imus, American radio host (d. 2019)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian economist and politician, Italian Minister of Finance (d. 2010)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Christopher Andrew, English historian and academic

Births79 years ago

1941 - Richie Evans, American race car driver (d. 1985)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Sergio Mattarella, Italian lawyer, judge, and politician, 12th President of Italy

Births79 years ago

1942 - Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian journalist and politician, Lord Mayor of Brisbane

Births78 years ago

1942 - Madeline Bell, American singer-songwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Richard E. Dauch, American businessman, co-founded American Axle (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Dimitris Liantinis, Greek philosopher and author (d. 1998)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Randall Forsberg, American scientist (d. 2007)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Tony Joe White, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Dino Danelli, American drummer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Maria João Pires, Portuguese pianist

Births76 years ago

1945 - Edward Gregson, English composer and educator

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jon Sammels, English footballer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Andy Mackay, English oboe player and composer

Births74 years ago

1946 - René Ricard, American poet, painter, and critic (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Gardner Dozois, American journalist and author (d. 2018)

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Essex, English singer-songwriter, and actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Torsten Palm, Swedish race car driver

Births73 years ago

1947 - Robin Simon, English historian, critic, and academic

Births73 years ago

1948 - Ross Cranston, Australian-English lawyer, judge, and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales

Births72 years ago

1948 - John Cushnahan, Northern Irish educator and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - John Hall, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Stanisław Targosz, Polish general (d. 2013)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Clive Rice, South African cricketer and coach (d. 2015)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American lawyer and judge

Births70 years ago

1950 - Ian Thomas, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Blair Thornton, Canadian guitarist and songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Alan Turner, Australian cricketer

Births70 years ago

1952 - Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 2008)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Bill Nyrop, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)

Births68 years ago

1952 - John Rutsey, Canadian drummer (d. 2008)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (The Manhattan Transfer)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Graham Gooch, English cricketer and coach

Births67 years ago

1953 - Najib Razak, Malaysian politician, 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia

Births67 years ago

1957 - Jo Brand, English comedian, actress, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Nikos Galis, American basketball player

Births63 years ago

1957 - Theo van Gogh, Dutch actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Quentin Willson, English TV presenter, Top Gear.

Births63 years ago

1958 - Ken Green, American golfer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Tomy Winata, Indonesian businessman and philanthropist, founded the Artha Graha Peduli Foundation

Births62 years ago

1959 - Nancy Savoca, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Gary Ella, Australian rugby player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Susan Graham, American soprano and educator

Births60 years ago

1960 - Al Perez, American wrestler

Births60 years ago

1961 - André Ducharme, Canadian comedian and author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Michael Durant, American pilot and author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Martin Gore, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Woody Harrelson, American actor and activist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Milind Gunaji, Indian actor, model, television show host, and author

Births59 years ago

1962 - Eriq La Salle, American actor, director, and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mark Laurie, Australian rugby league player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Alain Lefèvre, Canadian pianist and composer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Slobodan Zivojinovic, Serbian tennis player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Uwe Barth, German politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Nick Menza, German drummer and songwriter (d. 2016)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Rob Dickinson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Slash, English-American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births55 years ago

1967 - Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)

Births53 years ago

1968 - Elden Campbell, American basketball player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Gary Payton, American basketball player and actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Stephanie Seymour, American model and actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Andrew Cassels, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births51 years ago

1970 - Charisma Carpenter, American actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Thea Dorn, German author and playwright

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sam Watters, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Dalvin DeGrate, American rapper and producer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Alison Krauss, American singer-songwriter and fiddler

Births49 years ago

1971 - Joel Stein, American journalist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Suat Kılıç, Turkish journalist, lawyer, and politician, Turkish Minister of Youth and Sports

Births48 years ago

1972 - Floyd Reifer, Barbadian cricketer and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Marlon Wayans, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Nomar Garciaparra, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 - Fran Healy, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Himesh Reshammiya, Indian singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director

Births47 years ago

1973 - Andrea Scanavacca, Italian rugby player and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Terry Glenn, American football player and coach (d. 2017)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Maurice Greene, American sprinter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Rik Verbrugghe, Belgian cyclist

Births46 years ago

1975 - Dan Rogerson, English politician

Births45 years ago

1976 - Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Scott Clemmensen, American ice hockey player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Gail Emms, English badminton player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Néicer Reasco, Ecuadorian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Shawn Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer-songwriter and pianist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Lauren Groff, American novelist and short story writer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Perro Aguayo Jr., Mexican wrestler and promoter (d. 2015)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Greek footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Richard Sims, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ricardo Sperafico, Brazilian race car driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Cathleen Tschirch, German sprinter

Births41 years ago

1980 - Sandeep Parikh, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Michelle Williams, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births40 years ago

1981 - Steve Jocz, Canadian singer-songwriter, drummer, and director

Births39 years ago

1981 - Dmitriy Karpov, Kazakhstani decathlete

Births39 years ago

1981 - Aleksandr Kulik, Estonian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Ömer Aysan Barış, Turkish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Joe Mather, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Gökhan Ünal, Turkish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Gerald Wallace, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Paul Wesley, American actor, director, and producer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Bec Hewitt, Australian actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Aaron Piersol, American swimmer

Births37 years ago

1983 - David Strettle, English rugby player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Walter Gargano, Uruguayan footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Matthew Murphy, English singer and guitarist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Brandon Roy, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Celeste Thorson, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births36 years ago

1985 - Luis Ángel Landín, Mexican footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Aya Uchida, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nelson Philippe, French race car driver

Births34 years ago

1986 - Yelena Sokolova, Russian long jumper

Births34 years ago

1987 - Alessio Cerci, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Felipe Dylon, Brazilian singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Serdar Kurtuluş, Turkish footballer

Births33 years ago

1989 - Daniel Radcliffe, English actor

Births31 years ago

1989 - Donald Young, American tennis player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Kevin Reynolds, Canadian figure skater

Births30 years ago

1991 - Lauren Mitchell, Australian gymnast

Births29 years ago

1991 - Jarrod Wallace, Australian rugby league footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Danny Ings, English footballer

Births28 years ago

1996 - Alexandra Andresen, Norwegian heiress and equestrian

Births24 years ago

Deaths

955 - He Ning, Chinese chancellor (b. 898)

Deaths

997 - Nuh II, Samanid emir (b. 963)

Deaths

1100 - Warner of Grez, French nobleman, relative of Godfrey of Bouillon

Deaths920 years ago

1227 - Qiu Chuji, Chinese religious leader, founded the Dragon Gate Taoism (b. 1148)

Deaths793 years ago

1298 - Thoros III, Armenian king (b. c. 1271)

Deaths722 years ago

1373 - Bridget of Sweden, Swedish mystic and saint, founded the Bridgettine Order (b. 1303)

Deaths647 years ago

1403 - Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (b. 1343)

Deaths617 years ago

1531 - Louis de Brézé, French husband of Diane de Poitiers

Deaths489 years ago
Deaths484 years ago

1562 - Götz von Berlichingen, German knight and poet (b. 1480)

Deaths458 years ago

1584 - John Day, English printer (b. 1522)

Deaths436 years ago
Deaths424 years ago

1645 - Michael I, Russian tsar (b. 1596)

Deaths375 years ago

1692 - Gilles Ménage, French lawyer, philologist, and scholar (b. 1613)

Deaths328 years ago
Deaths293 years ago

1757 - Domenico Scarlatti, Italian harpsichord player and composer (b. 1685)

Deaths263 years ago

1773 - George Edwards, English biologist and ornithologist (b. 1693)

Deaths247 years ago

1781 - John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-American pastor and politician (b. 1724)

Deaths239 years ago

1793 - Roger Sherman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1721)

Deaths227 years ago

1833 - Anselmo de la Cruz, Chilean politician, Chilean Minister of Finance (b. 1777)

Deaths187 years ago

1853 - Andries Pretorius, South African general (b. 1798)

Deaths167 years ago

1875 - Isaac Singer, American businessman, founded the Singer Corporation (b. 1811)

Deaths145 years ago

1878 - Carl von Rokitansky, Bohemian physician, pathologist, and politician (b. 1804)

Deaths142 years ago

1885 - Ulysses S. Grant, American general and politician, 18th President of the United States (b. 1822)

Deaths135 years ago

1904 - John Douglas, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of Queensland (b. 1828)

Deaths116 years ago

1909 - Frederick Holder, Australian politician, 19th Premier of South Australia (b. 1850)

Deaths111 years ago

1916 - William Ramsay, Scottish-English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)

Deaths104 years ago

1919 - Spyridon Lambros, Greek historian and politician, 100th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1851)

Deaths101 years ago

1920 - Conrad Kohrs, German-American rancher and politician (b. 1835)

Deaths100 years ago

1924 - Frank Frost Abbott, American author and scholar (b. 1850)

Deaths96 years ago

1926 - Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848)

Deaths94 years ago

1927 - Reginald Dyer, British brigadier general (b. 1864)

Deaths93 years ago

1930 - Glenn Curtiss, American pilot and engineer (b. 1878)

Deaths90 years ago

1932 - Tenby Davies, Welsh runner (b. 1884)

Deaths88 years ago

1936 - Anna Abrikosova, Russian linguist (b. 1882)

Deaths84 years ago

1941 - George Lyman Kittredge, American scholar and educator (b. 1860)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - José Quiñones Gonzales, Peruvian soldier and pilot (b. 1914)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Adam Czerniaków, Polish engineer and politician (b. 1880)

Deaths78 years ago

1942 - Andy Ducat, English cricketer and footballer (b. 1886)

Deaths78 years ago

1948 - D. W. Griffith, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1875)

Deaths72 years ago

1950 - Shigenori Tōgō, Japanese politician and diplomat, Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1882)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Robert J. Flaherty, American director and producer (b. 1884)

Deaths69 years ago

1951 - Philippe Pétain, French general and politician, 119th Prime Minister of France (b. 1856)

Deaths69 years ago

1954 - Herman Groman, American runner (b. 1882)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Cordell Hull, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 47th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1871)

Deaths65 years ago

1957 - Bob Shiring, American football player and coach (b. 1870)

Deaths63 years ago

1966 - Montgomery Clift, American actor (b. 1920)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Henry Hallett Dale, English pharmacologist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1875)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Van Heflin, American actor (b. 1910)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Esther Applin, American geologist and paleontologist (b. 1895)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Eddie Rickenbacker, American pilot and race car driver, founded Rickenbacker Motors (b. 1890)

Deaths47 years ago

1979 - Joseph Kessel, French journalist and author (b. 1898)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Sarto Fournier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 38th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1908)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Keith Godchaux, American keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Mollie Steimer, Russian activist (b. 1897)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Vic Morrow, American actor (b. 1929)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Georges Auric, French composer (b. 1899)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Johnny Wardle, English cricketer and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - Donald Barthelme, American short story writer and novelist (b. 1931)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese engineer (b. 1899)

Deaths30 years ago

1996 - Jean Muir, American actress (b. 1911)

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1997 - Chūhei Nambu, Japanese jumper and journalist (b. 1904)

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2001 - Eudora Welty, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1909)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Leo McKern, Australian-English actor (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - William Luther Pierce, American activist and author (b. 1933)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Clark Gesner, American author and composer (b. 1938)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - James E. Davis, American police officer and politician (b. 1962)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Mehmood Ali, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1932)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitarist and composer (b. 1925)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Piero Piccioni, Italian pianist, conductor, and composer (b. 1921)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Ted Greene, American guitarist and journalist (b. 1946)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jean-Paul Desbiens, Canadian journalist and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Ron Miller, American songwriter and producer (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Mohammed Zahir Shah, Afghan king (b. 1914)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Kurt Furgler, Swiss lawyer and politician, 70th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1924)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - E. Lynn Harris, American author and screenwriter (b. 1955)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Daniel Schorr, American journalist and author (b. 1916)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter (b. 1983)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Margaret Mahy, New Zealand author (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sally Ride, American physicist and astronaut (b. 1951)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Lakshmi Sahgal, Indian soldier and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Esther Tusquets, Spanish publisher and author (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - José Luis Uribarri, Spanish television host and director (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Dominguinhos, Brazilian singer-songwriter and accordion player (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pauline Clarke, English author (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Arthur J. Collingsworth, American diplomat (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Emile Griffith, American boxer and trainer (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kim Jong-hak, South Korean director and producer (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Dora Bryan, English actress and restaurateur (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Norman Leyden, American composer and conductor (b. 1917)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ariano Suassuna, Brazilian author and playwright (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jordan Tabor, English footballer (b. 1990)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Shigeko Kubota, Japanese-American sculptor and director (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Don Oberdorfer, American journalist, author, and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - William Wakefield Baum, American cardinal (b. 1926)

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2017 - John Kundla, American basketball coach (b. 1916)

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