Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while July 31 is the latest; celebrated on last Sunday in July. (Dominican Republic)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which National Tree Planting Day can fall, while July 31 is the latest; celebrated on last Sunday in July. (Australia)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Navy Day can fall, while July 31 is the latest; celebrated on last Sunday in July. (Russia)

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


306 - Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.


315 - The Arch of Constantine is completed near the Colosseum in Rome to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge.


677 - Climax of the Siege of Thessalonica by the Slavs in a three-day assault on the city walls.


864 - The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.

Events883 years ago

1139 - Battle of Ourique: The Almoravids, led by Ali ibn Yusuf, are defeated by Prince Afonso Henriques who is proclaimed King of Portugal.

Events881 years ago

1261 - The city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, re-establishing the Byzantine Empire.

Events759 years ago

1278 - The naval Battle of Algeciras takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista resulting in a victory for the Emirate of Granada and the Maranid Dynasty over the Kingdom of Castile.

Events742 years ago

1467 - The Battle of Molinella: The first battle in Italy in which firearms are used extensively.

Events553 years ago

1536 - Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the city of Santiago de Cali.

Events484 years ago

1538 - The city of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.

Events482 years ago
Events473 years ago
Events466 years ago

1567 - Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.

Events453 years ago

1593 - Henry IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.

Events427 years ago
Events417 years ago

1609 - The English ship Sea Venture, en route to Virginia, is deliberately driven ashore during a storm at Bermuda to prevent its sinking; the survivors go on to found a new colony there.

Events411 years ago

1693 - Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Events327 years ago

1722 - Dummer's War begins along the Maine-Massachusetts border.

Events298 years ago

1755 - British governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council order the deportation of the Acadians.

Events265 years ago

1759 - French and Indian War: In Western New York, British forces capture Fort Niagara from the French, who subsequently abandon Fort Rouillé.

Events261 years ago

1783 - American Revolutionary War: The war's last action, the Siege of Cuddalore, is ended by a preliminary peace agreement.

Events237 years ago
Events232 years ago

1792 - The Brunswick Manifesto is issued to the population of Paris promising vengeance if the French royal family is harmed.

Events228 years ago

1797 - Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).

Events223 years ago

1799 - At Abu Qir in Egypt, Napoleon I of France defeats 10,000 Ottomans under Mustafa Pasha.

Events221 years ago
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Events196 years ago

1837 - The first commercial use of an electrical telegraph is successfully demonstrated in London by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone.

Events183 years ago

1853 - Joaquin Murrieta, the famous Californio bandit known as the "Robin Hood of El Dorado", is killed.

Events167 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Crittenden–Johnson Resolution, stating that the war is being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.

Events159 years ago

1866 - The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the Army. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to be promoted to this rank.

Events154 years ago

1868 - The Wyoming Territory is established.

Events152 years ago

1869 - The Japanese daimyōs begin returning their land holdings to the emperor as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 17, 1869).

Events151 years ago

1894 - The First Sino-Japanese War begins when the Japanese fire upon a Chinese warship.

Events126 years ago

1898 - In the Puerto Rican Campaign, the United States seizes Puerto Rico from Spain.

Events122 years ago

1908 - Ajinomoto is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in kombu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it.

Events112 years ago

1909 - Louis Blériot makes the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine from Calais to Dover, England, United Kingdom in 37 minutes.

Events111 years ago

1915 - RFC Captain Lanoe Hawker becomes the first British pursuit aviator to earn the Victoria Cross.

Events105 years ago

1917 - Sir Robert Borden introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).

Events103 years ago

1925 - Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) is established.

Events95 years ago

1934 - The Nazis assassinate Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.

Events86 years ago

1940 - General Henri Guisan orders the Swiss Army to resist German invasion and makes surrender illegal.

Events80 years ago

1942 - The Norwegian Manifesto calls for nonviolent resistance to the German occupation.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: Operation Spring is one of the bloodiest days for the First Canadian Army during the war.

Events76 years ago

1946 - Nuclear weapons testing: Operation Crossroads: An atomic bomb is detonated underwater in the lagoon of Bikini Atoll.

Events74 years ago

1956 - Forty-five miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51.

Events64 years ago

1957 - The Republic of Tunisia is proclaimed, under President Habib Bourguiba.

Events63 years ago

1958 - The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.

Events62 years ago

1961 - Cold War: In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.

Events59 years ago

1965 - Bob Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.

Events55 years ago

1969 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon declares the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expects its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. This is the start of the "Vietnamization" of the war.

Events51 years ago

1973 - Soviet Mars 5 space probe is launched.

Events47 years ago

1976 - Viking program: Viking 1 takes the famous Face on Mars photo.

Events44 years ago

1978 - Puerto Rican police shoot two nationalists in the Cerro Maravilla murders.

Events42 years ago

1978 - Birth of Louise Joy Brown, the first human to have been born after conception by in vitro fertilisation, or IVF.

Events42 years ago

1979 - Another section of the Sinai Peninsula is peacefully returned by Israel to Egypt.

Events41 years ago

1983 - Black July: Thirty-seven Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo are massacred by the fellow Sinhalese prisoners.

Events37 years ago

1984 - Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk.

Events36 years ago

1993 - Israel launches a massive attack against Lebanon in what the Israelis call Operation Accountability, and the Lebanese call the Seven-Day War.

Events27 years ago

1993 - The Saint James Church massacre occurs in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa.

Events27 years ago

1994 - Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, that formally ends the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.

Events26 years ago

1995 - A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.

Events25 years ago
Events20 years ago

2007 - Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first female president.

Events13 years ago

2010 - WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.

Events10 years ago

2018 - As-Suwayda attacks: Coordinated attacks occur in Syria

Events2 years ago

2019 - National extreme heat records set this day in the UK, Belgium and Germany during the July 2019 European heat wave

Events1 years ago


975 - Thietmar, bishop of Merseburg (d. 1018)


1016 - Casimir I the Restorer, duke of Poland (d. 1058)

Births1004 years ago

1109 - Afonso I, king of Portugal (d. 1185)

Births911 years ago

1165 - Ibn Arabi, Andalusian Sufi mystic, poet, and philosopher (d. 1240)

Births855 years ago
Births759 years ago

1291 - Hawys Gadarn, Welsh noblewoman (d. 1353)

Births729 years ago
Births684 years ago

1394 - James I, king of Scotland (d. 1437)

Births626 years ago
Births616 years ago

1421 - Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (d. 1461)

Births599 years ago

1450 - Jakob Wimpfeling, Renaissance humanist (d. 1528)

Births570 years ago
Births534 years ago
Births522 years ago

1532 - Alphonsus Rodriguez, Jesuit lay brother and saint (d. 1617)

Births488 years ago

1556 - George Peele, English translator, poet, and dramatist (d. 1596)

Births464 years ago

1562 - Katō Kiyomasa, Japanese warlord (d. 1611)

Births458 years ago

1573 - Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer and Jesuit (d. 1650)

Births447 years ago

1581 - Brian Twyne, English archivist (d. 1644)

Births439 years ago

1605 - Theodore Haak, German scholar (d. 1690)

Births415 years ago

1633 - Joseph Williamson, English politician (d. 1701)

Births387 years ago

1654 - Agostino Steffani, Italian composer and diplomat (d. 1728)

Births366 years ago

1657 - Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, German composer (d. 1714)

Births363 years ago

1658 - Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish general (d. 1703)

Births362 years ago

1683 - Pieter Langendijk, Dutch playwright and poet (d. 1756)

Births337 years ago

1750 - Henry Knox, American general and politician, 1st United States Secretary of War (d. 1806)

Births270 years ago
Births267 years ago
Births223 years ago

1806Maria Weston Chapman, American abolitionist (d. 1885)

Births214 years ago

1839 - Francis Garnier, French captain and explorer (d. 1873)

Births181 years ago

1844 - Thomas Eakins, American painter, sculptor, and photographer (d. 1916)

Births176 years ago

1847 - Paul Langerhans, German pathologist, physiologist and biologist (d. 1888)

Births173 years ago

1848 - Arthur Balfour, Scottish-English lieutenant and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1930)

Births172 years ago

1857 - Frank J. Sprague, American naval officer and inventor (d. 1934)

Births163 years ago

1865 - Jac. P. Thijsse, Dutch botanist and conservationist (d. 1945)

Births155 years ago

1866 - Frederick Blackman, English physiologist and academic (d. 1947)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Max Dauthendey, German author and painter (d. 1918)

Births153 years ago

1867 - Alexander Rummler, American painter (d. 1959)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Platon, Estonian bishop and saint (d. 1919)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator (d. 1966)

Births150 years ago

1875 - Jim Corbett, Indian hunter, environmentalist, and author (d. 1955)

Births145 years ago

1878 - Masaharu Anesaki, Japanese philosopher and scholar (d. 1949)

Births142 years ago

1882 - George S. Rentz, American commander (d. 1942)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Alfredo Casella, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1947)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Edward Cummins, American golfer (d. 1926)

Births134 years ago

1894 - Walter Brennan, American actor (d. 1974)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian Serb revolutionary (d. 1918)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Ingeborg Spangsfeldt, Danish actress (d. 1968)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Jack Perrin, American actor and stuntman (d. 1967)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Josephine Tey, Scottish author and playwright (d. 1952)

Births124 years ago

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

Births119 years ago

1901 - Mohammed Helmy, Egyptian physician and Righteous Among the Nations (d.1982)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Lila Lee, American actress and singer (d. 1973)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Eric Hoffer, American philosopher and author (d. 1983)

Births118 years ago

1905 - Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-Swiss novelist, playwright, and memoirist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Georges Grignard, French race car driver (d. 1977)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Denys Watkins-Pitchford, English author and illustrator (d. 1990)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1970)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Bill Bowes, English cricketer (d. 1987)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Ambroise-Marie Carré, French priest and author (d. 2004)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Jack Gilford, American actor (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1914 - Woody Strode, American football player and actor (d. 1994)

Births106 years ago

1915 - S. U. Ethirmanasingham, Sri Lankan businessman and politician

Births105 years ago

1915 - Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Lucien Saulnier, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Fritz Honegger, Swiss lawyer and politician (d. 1999)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Jane Frank, American painter and sculptor (d. 1986)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Rosalind Franklin, English biophysicist, chemist, and academic (d. 1958)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Adolph Herseth, American soldier and trumpet player (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Lionel Terray, French mountaineer (d. 1965)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Estelle Getty, American actress (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Edgar Gilbert, American mathematician and theorist (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Maria Gripe, Swedish journalist and author (d. 2007)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Frank Church, American lawyer and politician (d. 1984)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Scotch Taylor, South African cricketer and hockey player (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Benny Benjamin, American R&B drummer (The Funk Brothers) (d. 1969)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Jerry Paris, American actor and director (d. 1986)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Dick Passwater, American race car driver

Births95 years ago

1925 - Jutta Zilliacus, Finnish journalist and politician

Births95 years ago

1926 - Whitey Lockman, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2009)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Bernard Thompson, British television producer and director (d. 1998)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Beatriz Segall, Brazilian actress (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Midge Decter, American journalist and author

Births93 years ago

1927 - Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician, 10th Governor of Punjab (d. 2000)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Jean-Marie Seroney, Kenyan activist and politician (d. 1982)

Births93 years ago

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

Births92 years ago

1928 - Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (d. 1988)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Nils Taube, Estonian-English businessman (d. 2008)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Judd Buchanan, Canadian businessman and politician, 36th Canadian Minister of Public Works

Births91 years ago

1929 - Somnath Chatterjee, Indian lawyer and politician, 14th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1995)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer and manager (d. 1985)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Maureen Forrester, Canadian actress and singer (d. 2010)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Alice Parizeau, Polish-Canadian journalist and criminologist (d. 1990)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Herbert Scarf, American economist and academic (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Annie Ross, Scottish-American singer and actress

Births90 years ago

1931 - James Butler, English sculptor and educator

Births89 years ago

1932 - Paul J. Weitz, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2017)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Don Ellis, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1978)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Claude Zidi, French director and screenwriter

Births86 years ago

1935 - Barbara Harris, American actress and singer (d. 2018)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian businessman (d. 2017)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Gilbert Parent, Canadian educator and politician, 33rd Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada (d. 2009)

Births85 years ago

1935 - John Robinson, American football player and coach

Births85 years ago

1935 - Larry Sherry, American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Lars Werner, Swedish lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Gerry Ashmore, English race car driver

Births84 years ago

1936 - Glenn Murcutt, English-Australian architect and academic

Births84 years ago

1937 - Colin Renfrew, Baron Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, English archaeologist and academic

Births83 years ago

1940 - Richard Ballantine, American-English journalist and author (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Manny Charlton, Spanish-born Scottish rock musician and songwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - Nate Thurmond, American basketball player (d. 2016)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Emmett Till, American lynching victim (d. 1955)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Bruce Woodley, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Jim McCarty, English singer and drummer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Erika Steinbach, Polish-German politician

Births77 years ago

1944 - Sally Beauman, English journalist and author (d. 2016)

Births76 years ago

1946 - José Areas, Nicaraguan drummer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Nicole Farhi, French fashion designer and sculptor

Births74 years ago

1946 - John Gibson, American radio host

Births74 years ago

1946 - Rita Marley, Cuban-Jamaican singer

Births74 years ago

1946 - P. Selvarasa, Sri Lankan politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ljupka Dimitrovska, Macedonian-Croatian pop singer (d. 2016)

Births74 years ago

1948 - Steve Goodman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)

Births72 years ago

1950 - Mark Clarke, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births70 years ago

1951 - Jack Thompson, American lawyer and activist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Verdine White, American bass player and producer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portuguese architect, designed the Estádio Municipal de Braga

Births68 years ago

1953 - Joseph A. Tunzi, Chicago based author, foremost expert on Elvis Presley

Births67 years ago

1953 - Robert Zoellick, American banker and politician, 14th United States Deputy Secretary of State

Births67 years ago

1954 - Ken Greer, Canadian guitarist, keyboard player, and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Sheena McDonald, Scottish journalist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Walter Payton, American football player and race car driver (d. 1999)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jochem Ziegert, German footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1955 - Iman, Somalian-English model and actress

Births65 years ago

1955 - Randall Bewley, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Andy Goldsworthy, English-Scottish sculptor and photographer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Frances Arnold, American scientist and engineer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Mark Hunter, English politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Steve Podborski, Canadian skier

Births63 years ago

1958 - Alexei Filippenko, American astrophysicist and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Thurston Moore, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Fyodor Cherenkov, Russian footballer and manager (d. 2014)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Geoffrey Zakarian, American chef and author

Births61 years ago

1960 - Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Justice Howard, American photographer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Māris Martinsons, Latvian film director, producer, screenwriter, and editor

Births60 years ago

1962 - Carin Bakkum, Dutch tennis player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Doug Drabek, American baseball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1963 - Denis Coderre, Canadian politician, 44th Mayor of Montreal

Births57 years ago

1963 - Julian Hodgson, Welsh chess player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Anne Applebaum, American journalist and author

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tony Granato, American ice hockey player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Breuk Iversen, American designer and journalist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Marty Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Illeana Douglas, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Dale Shearer, Australian rugby league player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Daryl Halligan, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1966 - Maureen Herman, American bass player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Diana Johnson, English politician

Births54 years ago

1967 - Matt LeBlanc, American actor and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Ruth Peetoom, Dutch minister and politician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Tommy Skjerven, Norwegian footballer and referee

Births53 years ago

1968 - Rudi Bryson, South African cricketer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Shi Tao, Chinese journalist and poet

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jon Barry, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1969 - Annastacia Palaszczuk, Australian politician, 39th Premier of Queensland

Births51 years ago

1971 - Roger Creager, American singer-songwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Tracy Murray, American basketball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Billy Wagner, American baseball player and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - David Penna, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Dani Filth, English singer-songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Kevin Phillips, English footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Igli Tare, Albanian footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Lauren Faust, American animator, producer, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Julia Laffranque, Estonian lawyer and judge

Births46 years ago

1974 - Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese rugby player and wrestler

Births46 years ago

1975 - Jody Craddock, English footballer and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jean-Claude Darcheville, Guianan-French footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - El Zorro, Mexican wrestler

Births45 years ago

1975 - Brian Gibson, American bass player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Evgeni Nabokov, Russian ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Marcos Assunção, Brazilian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet and critic

Births44 years ago

1976 - Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Kenny Thomas, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Gerard Warren, American football player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Louise Brown, first human to be born via IVF

Births42 years ago

1979 - Ali Carter, English snooker player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tom Lungley, English cricketer and umpire

Births41 years ago

1980 - Shawn Riggans, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Toni Vilander, Finnish race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - David Wachs, American actor and producer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Scott Waldrom, New Zealand rugby player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Conor Casey, American soccer player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Constantinos Charalambidis, Cypriot footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Yūichi Komano, Japanese footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mac Lethal, American rapper and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Brad Renfro, American actor and musician (d. 2008)

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jason Dundas, Australian TV host

Births38 years ago

1983 - Nenad Krstić, Serbian basketball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - James Lafferty, American actor and athlete

Births35 years ago

1985 - Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian race car driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Hugo Rodallega, Colombian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Abraham Gneki Guié, Ivorian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Hulk, Brazilian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Richard Bachman, American ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mitchell Burgzorg, Dutch footballer and rapper

Births33 years ago

1987 - Fernando, Brazilian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jax Jones, English DJ, singer and songwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Eran Zahavi, Israeli footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - John Goossens, Dutch footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Tom Hiariej, Dutch footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Stacey Kemp, English skater

Births32 years ago

1988 - Paulinho, Brazilian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Natalia Vieru, Russian basketball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Thodoris Karapetsas, Greek footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Toni Duggan, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Sergei Simonov, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2016)

Births28 years ago

1997 - Nat Butcher, Australian rugby league player

Births23 years ago


306 - Constantius Chlorus, Roman emperor (b. 250)


885 - Ragenold, margrave of Neustria


1011 - Ichijō, emperor of Japan (b. 980)

Deaths1009 years ago

1190 - Sibylla, queen of Jerusalem

Deaths830 years ago

1409 - Martin I, king of Sicily (b. 1376)

Deaths611 years ago

1471 - Thomas à Kempis, German priest and mystic

Deaths549 years ago

1472 - Charles of Artois, French nobleman (b. 1394)

Deaths548 years ago

1492 - Innocent VIII, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1432)

Deaths528 years ago

1564 - Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1503)

Deaths456 years ago

1572 - Isaac Luria, Ottoman rabbi and mystic (b. 1534)

Deaths448 years ago

1608 - Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer (b. 1556)

Deaths412 years ago

1616 - Andreas Libavius, German physician and chemist (b. 1550)

Deaths404 years ago

1643 - Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, English general and politician (b. 1584)

Deaths377 years ago

1681 - Urian Oakes, English-American minister and educator (b. 1631)

Deaths339 years ago

1790 - Johann Bernhard Basedow, German educator and reformer (b. 1723)

Deaths230 years ago

1790 - William Livingston, American soldier and politician, 1st Governor of New Jersey (b. 1723)

Deaths230 years ago

1791 - Isaac Low, American merchant and politician (b. 1735)

Deaths229 years ago

1794 - André Chénier, Greek-French poet and author (b. 1762)

Deaths226 years ago

1794 - Jean-Antoine Roucher, French poet and author (b. 1745)

Deaths226 years ago

1794 - Friedrich von der Trenck, Prussian adventurer and author (b. 1726)

Deaths226 years ago

1826 - Kondraty Ryleyev, Russian poet and publisher (b. 1795)

Deaths194 years ago

1831 - Maria Szymanowska, Polish composer and pianist (b. 1789)

Deaths189 years ago

1834 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English philosopher, poet, and critic (b. 1772)

Deaths186 years ago

1842 - Dominique Jean Larrey, French physician and surgeon (b. 1766)

Deaths178 years ago

1843 - Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and engineer (b. 1766)

Deaths177 years ago

1861 - Jonas Furrer, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1805)

Deaths159 years ago

1865 - James Barry, English soldier and surgeon (b. 1799)

Deaths155 years ago
Deaths133 years ago

1934 - François Coty, French businessman, founded Coty, Inc. (b. 1874)

Deaths86 years ago

1934 - Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian politician, 14th Chancellor of Austria (b. 1892)

Deaths86 years ago

1942 - Fred Englehardt, American triple jumper (b. 1879)

Deaths78 years ago

1952 - Herbert Murrill, English organist and composer (b. 1909)

Deaths68 years ago

1958 - Otto Lasanen, Finnish wrestler (b. 1891)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog, Polish-born Irish rabbi and author (b. 1888)

Deaths61 years ago

1962 - Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 9th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1879)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist and academic (b. 1877)

Deaths57 years ago

1966 - Frank O'Hara, American poet and critic (b. 1926)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Konstantinos Parthenis, Egyptian-Greek painter (b. 1878)

Deaths53 years ago

1971 - John Meyers, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1880)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Leroy Robertson, American composer and educator (b. 1896)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Amy Jacques Garvey, Jamaican-American journalist and activist (b. 1895)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Louis St. Laurent, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1882)

Deaths47 years ago

1980 - Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1938)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Rosa A. González, Puerto Rican nurse, author, feminist, and activist (b. 1889)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Hal Foster, Canadian-American author and illustrator (b. 1892)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1913)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Big Mama Thornton, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Vincente Minnelli, American director and screenwriter (b. 1903)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Judith Barsi, American child actress (b. 1978)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Steve Rubell, American businessman, co-owner of Studio 54 (b. 1943)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician (b. 1893)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Alfred Drake, American actor and singer (b. 1914)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Charlie Rich, American singer-songwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Ben Hogan, American golfer (b. 1912)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Evangelos Papastratos, Greek businessman, co-founded Papastratos (b. 1910)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Rudi Faßnacht, German footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1934)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Abdel Rahman Badawi, Egyptian philosopher and poet (b. 1917)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Ludwig Bölkow, German engineer (b. 1912)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - John Schlesinger, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - John Passmore, Australian philosopher and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Albert Mangelsdorff, German trombonist (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Ezra Fleischer, Romanian-Israeli poet and philologist (b. 1928)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Bernd Jakubowski, German footballer and manager (b. 1952)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Jeff Fehring, Australian footballer (b. 1955)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Tracy Hall, American chemist and academic (b. 1919)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Randy Pausch, American computer scientist and educator (b. 1960)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Vernon Forrest, American boxer (b. 1971)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Stanley Middleton, English author (b. 1919)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Harry Patch, English soldier (b. 1898)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Michael Cacoyannis, Cypriot-Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - B. R. Ishara, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Barry Langford, English director and producer (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Greg Mohns, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1950)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Franz West, Austrian painter and sculptor (b. 1947)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Walter De Maria, American sculptor, illustrator, and composer (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - William J. Guste, American lawyer and politician (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hugh Huxley, English-American biologist and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Bel Kaufman, German-American author and academic (b. 1911)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Richard Larter, Australian painter and illustrator (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago
Deaths5 years ago

2015 - R. S. Gavai, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor of Kerala (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Bob Kauffman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Sergio Marchionne, Italian-Canadian businessman (b. 1952)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Beji Caid Essebsi , Tunisian politician (b. 1926)

Deaths1 years ago

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