Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Liberia), celebrates the independence of Liberia from the American Colonization Society in 1847.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Maldives), celebrates the independence of Maldives from the United Kingdom in 1965.

Holidays and observances

Kargil Victory Day or Kargil Vijay Diwas (India)

Holidays and observances

Events

657 - First Fitna: In the Battle of Siffin, troops led by Ali ibn Abu Talib clash with those led by Muawiyah I.

Events

811 - Battle of Pliska: Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros I is killed and his heir Staurakios is seriously wounded.

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920 - Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at the Battle of Valdejunquera.

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Events711 years ago
Events551 years ago

1509 - The Emperor Krishnadevaraya ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.

Events511 years ago

1529 - Francisco Pizarro González, Spanish conquistador, is appointed governor of Peru.

Events491 years ago

1581 - Plakkaat van Verlatinghe (Act of Abjuration): The northern Low Countries declare their independence from the Spanish king, Philip II.

Events439 years ago

1703 - During the Bavarian Rummel the rural population of Tyrol drove the Bavarian Prince-Elector Maximilian II Emanuel out of North Tyrol with a victory at the Pontlatzer Bridge and thus prevented the Bavarian Army, which was allied with France, from marching as planned on Vienna during the War of the Spanish Succession.

Events317 years ago

1745 - The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.

Events275 years ago

1758 - French and Indian War: The Siege of Louisbourg ends with British forces defeating the French and taking control of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

Events262 years ago

1775 - The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania takes office as Postmaster General.

Events245 years ago

1788 - New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States.

Events232 years ago

1803 - The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in south London, United Kingdom.

Events217 years ago
Events206 years ago
Events198 years ago

1822 - First day of the three-day Battle of Dervenakia, between the Ottoman Empire force led by Mahmud Dramali Pasha and the Greek Revolutionary force led by Theodoros Kolokotronis.

Events198 years ago

1847 - Liberia declares its independence.

Events173 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: George B. McClellan assumes command of the Army of the Potomac following a disastrous Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run.

Events159 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Morgan's Raid ends; At Salineville, Ohio, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces.

Events157 years ago

1882 - Premiere of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.

Events138 years ago

1882 - The Republic of Stellaland is founded in Southern Africa.

Events138 years ago

1887 - Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement.

Events133 years ago

1890 - In Buenos Aires, Argentina the Revolución del Parque takes place, forcing President Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman's resignation.

Events130 years ago

1891 - France annexes Tahiti.

Events129 years ago

1892 - Dadabhai Naoroji is elected as the first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.

Events128 years ago

1897 - Anglo-Afghan War: The Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the North West Frontier Province of India.

Events123 years ago
Events121 years ago

1908 - United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).

Events112 years ago

1918 - Emmy Noether's paper, which became known as Noether's theorem was presented at Göttingen, Germany, from which conservation laws are deduced for symmetries of angular momentum, linear momentum, and energy.

Events102 years ago

1936 - Spanish Civil War: Germany and Italy decide to intervene in the war in support for Francisco Franco and the Nationalist faction.

Events84 years ago

1936 - King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicates the throne, officially unveils the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.

Events84 years ago

1937 - Spanish Civil War: End of the Battle of Brunete with the Nationalist victory.

Events83 years ago

1941 - World War II: In response to the Japanese occupation of French Indochina, the United States, Britain and the Netherlands freeze all Japanese assets and cut off oil shipments.

Events79 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Red Army enters Lviv, a major city in western Ukraine, capturing it from the Nazis. Only 300 Jews survive out of 160,000 living in Lviv prior to occupation.

Events76 years ago

1945 - The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The Potsdam Declaration is signed in Potsdam, Germany.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: HMS Vestal is the last British Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the war.

Events75 years ago

1945 - World War II: The USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with components and enriched uranium for the Little Boy nuclear bomb.

Events75 years ago
Events74 years ago

1948 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981, desegregating the military of the United States.

Events72 years ago

1951 - Walt Disney's 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, England, United Kingdom.

Events69 years ago

1952 - King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.

Events68 years ago

1953 - Cold War: Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement

Events67 years ago

1953 - Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek raid.

Events67 years ago

1953 - Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment repel a number of Chinese assaults against a key position known as The Hook during the Battle of the Samichon River, just hours before the Armistice Agreement is signed, ending the Korean War.

Events67 years ago

1956 - Following the World Bank's refusal to fund building the Aswan Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal, sparking international condemnation.

Events64 years ago

1957 - Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated.

Events63 years ago

1958 - Explorer program: Explorer 4 is launched.

Events62 years ago

1963 - Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.

Events57 years ago

1963 - An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (present-day North Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.

Events57 years ago
Events57 years ago

1968 - Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Trương Đình Dzu is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.

Events52 years ago

1971 - Apollo program: Launch of Apollo 15 on the first Apollo "J-Mission", and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle.

Events49 years ago

1974 - Greek Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis forms the country's first civil government after seven years of military rule.

Events46 years ago

1977 - The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government.

Events43 years ago

1989 - A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Events31 years ago

1990 - The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.

Events30 years ago

1993 - Asiana Airlines Flight 733 crashes into a ridge on Mt. Ungeo on its third attempt to land at Mokpo Airport, South Korea. Sixty-eight of the 116 people onboard are killed.

Events27 years ago

1999 - Kargil conflict officially comes to an end. The Indian Army announces the complete eviction of Pakistani intruders.

Events21 years ago

2005 - Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission: Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.

Events15 years ago

2005 - Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, resulting in floods killing over 5,000 people.

Events15 years ago

2008 - Fifty-six people are killed and over 200 people are injured, in the Ahmedabad bombings in India.

Events12 years ago

2009 - The militant Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram attacks a police station in Bauchi, leading to reprisals by the Nigeria Police Force and four days of violence across multiple cities.

Events11 years ago

2016 - The Sagamihara stabbings occur in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. Nineteen people are killed.

Events4 years ago

2016 - Hillary Clinton becomes the first female nominee for President of the United States by a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Events4 years ago

2016 - Solar Impulse 2 becomes the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the Earth.

Events4 years ago

Births

1030 - Stanislaus of Szczepanów, Polish bishop and saint (d. 1079)

Births990 years ago
Births620 years ago

1502 - Christian Egenolff, German printer (d. 1555)

Births518 years ago

1612 - Murad IV, Ottoman sultan (d. 1640)

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1711 - Lorenz Christoph Mizler, German physician, mathematician, and historian (d. 1778)

Births309 years ago

1739 - George Clinton, American general and politician, 4th Vice President of the United States (d. 1812)

Births281 years ago

1782 - John Field, Irish pianist and composer (d. 1837)

Births238 years ago

1791 - Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1844)

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1796 - George Catlin, American painter, author, and traveler (d. 1872)

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1802 - Mariano Arista, Mexican general and politician, 42nd President of Mexico (d. 1855)

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1819 - Justin Holland, American guitarist and educator (d. 1887)

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1829 - Auguste Beernaert, Belgian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1912)

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1841 - Carl Robert Jakobson, Estonian journalist and politician (d. 1882)

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1842 - Alfred Marshall, English economist and academic (d. 1924)

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1844 - Stefan Drzewiecki, Ukrainian-Polish engineer and journalist (d. 1938)

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1854 - Philippe Gaucher, French dermatologist and academic (d. 1918)

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1855 - Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1936)

Births165 years ago

1856 - George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)

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1858 - Tom Garrett, Australian cricketer and lawyer (d. 1943)

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1863 - Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer (d. 1948)

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1865 - Philipp Scheidemann, German journalist and politician, 10th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1939)

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1865 - Rajanikanta Sen, Indian poet and composer (d. 1910)

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1874 - Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American bassist, composer, and conductor (d. 1951)

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1875 - Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist (d. 1961)

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1875 - Antonio Machado, Spanish poet and academic (d. 1939)

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1877 - Jesse Lauriston Livermore, American investor and security analyst, "Great Bear of Wall Street" (d. 1940)

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1878 - Ernst Hoppenberg, German swimmer and water polo player (d. 1937)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Shunroku Hata, Japanese field marshal and politician, 48th Japanese Minister of War (d. 1962)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian playwright and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Ukrainian People's Republic (d. 1951)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Albert Dunstan, Australian politician, 33rd Premier of Victoria (d. 1950)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Roy Castleton, Major League Baseball player (d.1967)

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1885 - André Maurois, French soldier and author (d. 1967)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (d. 1965)

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1888 - Reginald Hands, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1918)

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1890 - Daniel J. Callaghan, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1942)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player and manager (d. 1966)

Births128 years ago

1893 - George Grosz, German painter and illustrator (d. 1959)

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1894 - Aldous Huxley, English novelist and philosopher (d. 1963)

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1895 - Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (d. 1964)

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1896 - Tim Birkin, English soldier and race car driver (d. 1933)

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1897 - Harold D. Cooley, American lawyer and politician (d. 1974)

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

Births123 years ago

1900 - Sarah Kafrit, Israeli politician and teacher (d. 1983)

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1903 - Estes Kefauver, American lawyer and politician (d. 1963)

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1904 - Edwin Albert Link, American industrialist and entrepreneur, invented the flight simulator (d. 1981)

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1906 - Irena Iłłakowicz, German-Polish lieutenant (d. 1943)

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1908 - Lucien Wercollier, Luxembourger sculptor (d. 2002)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1994)

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1909 - Vivian Vance, American actress and singer (d. 1979)

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1913 - Kan Yuet-keung, Hong Kong banker, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)

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1914 - C. Farris Bryant, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 34th Governor of Florida (d. 2002)

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1914 - Erskine Hawkins, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1993)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (d. 1968)

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1916 - Dean Brooks, American physician and actor (d. 2013)

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1916 - Jaime Luiz Coelho, Brazilian archbishop (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Marjorie Lord, American actress (d. 2015)

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1919 - Virginia Gilmore, American actress (d. 1986)

Births101 years ago

1919 - James Lovelock, English biologist and chemist

Births101 years ago

1920 - Bob Waterfield, American football player and coach (d. 1983)

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1921 - Tom Saffell, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jean Shepherd, American radio host, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Blake Edwards, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jim Foglesong, American record producer (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jason Robards, American actor (d. 2000)

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1923 - Jan Berenstain, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)

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1923 - Hoyt Wilhelm, American baseball player and coach (d. 2002)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish physician and politician (d. 2000)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Joseph Engelberger, American physicist and engineer (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Gene Gutowski, Polish-American producer (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ana María Matute, Spanish author and academic (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1926 - James Best, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Don Beauman, English race car driver (d. 1955)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Francesco Cossiga, Italian academic and politician, 8th President of Italy (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Elliott Erwitt, French-American photographer and director

Births92 years ago

1928 - Ibn-e-Safi, Indian-Pakistani author and poet (d. 1980)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Joe Jackson, American talent manager, father of Michael Jackson (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Stanley Kubrick, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1999)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Peter Lougheed, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Premier of Alberta (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Sally Oppenheim-Barnes, Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes, Irish-born English politician

Births92 years ago

1928 - Bernice Rubens, Welsh author (d. 2004)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Marc Lalonde, Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Canadian Minister of Justice

Births91 years ago

1929 - Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian-French pianist and educator (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Plínio de Arruda Sampaio, Brazilian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Barbara Jefford, English actress

Births90 years ago

1931 - Telê Santana, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2006)

Births89 years ago

1934 - Tommy McDonald, American football player (d. 2018)

Births86 years ago

1936 - Tsutomu Koyama, Japanese volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Lawrie McMenemy, English footballer and manager

Births84 years ago

1938 - Bobby Hebb, American singer-songwriter (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Keith Peters, Welsh physician and academic

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jun Henmi, Japanese author and poet (d. 2011)

Births81 years ago

1939 - John Howard, Australian lawyer and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Australia

Births81 years ago

1939 - Bob Lilly, American football player and photographer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Richard Marlow, English organist and conductor (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Dobie Gray, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Brian Mawhinney, Baron Mawhinney, Northern Irish-British academic and politician, Secretary of State for Transport

Births80 years ago

1940 - Bobby Rousseau, Canadian ice hockey player

Births80 years ago

1941 - Jean Baubérot, French historian and sociologist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Darlene Love, American singer and actress

Births79 years ago

1941 - Brenton Wood, American R&B singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births79 years ago
Births78 years ago

1942 - Teddy Pilette, Belgian race car driver

Births78 years ago

1943 - Peter Hyams, American director, screenwriter, and cinematographer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Mick Jagger, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births77 years ago

1945 - Betty Davis, American singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Helen Mirren, English actress

Births75 years ago

1946 - Emilio de Villota, Spanish race car driver

Births74 years ago

1948 - Luboš Andršt, Czech guitarist and songwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Herbert Wiesinger, German figure skater

Births72 years ago

1949 - Thaksin Shinawatra, Thai businessman and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Thailand

Births71 years ago

1949 - Roger Taylor, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Nelinho, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births70 years ago

1950 - Nicholas Evans, English journalist, screenwriter, and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Susan George, English actress and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Anne Rafferty, English lawyer and judge

Births70 years ago

1950 - Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Rick Martin, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Glynis Breakwell, English psychologist and academic

Births68 years ago

1953 - Felix Magath, German footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1953 - Robert Phillips, American guitarist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Henk Bleker, Dutch politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Earl Tatum, American professional basketball player

Births67 years ago

1954 - Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player and coach (d. 1994)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Aleksandrs Starkovs, Latvian footballer and coach

Births65 years ago

1955 - Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistani businessman and politician, 11th President of Pakistan

Births65 years ago

1956 - Peter Fincham, English screenwriter and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater

Births64 years ago

1956 - Tommy Rich, American wrestler

Births64 years ago

1956 - Tim Tremlett, English cricketer and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Norman Baker, Scottish politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Nana Visitor, American actress

Births63 years ago

1958 - Monti Davis, American basketball player (d. 2013)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Angela Hewitt, Canadian-English pianist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Rick Bragg, American author and journalist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kevin Spacey, American actor and director

Births61 years ago

1961 - Gary Cherone, American singer-songwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Andy Connell, English keyboard player and songwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Felix Dexter, Caribbean-English comedian and actor (d. 2013)

Births59 years ago

1963 - Jeff Stoughton, Canadian curler

Births57 years ago

1964 - Sandra Bullock, American actress and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Anne Provoost, Belgian author

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jeremy Piven, American actor and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jim Lindberg, American singer and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1966 - Angelo di Livio, Italian footballer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Martin Baker, English organist and conductor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Tim Schafer, American video game designer, founded Double Fine Productions

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jason Statham, English actor

Births53 years ago

1968 - Frédéric Diefenthal, French actor and director

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jim Naismith, Scottish biologist and academic

Births52 years ago

1968 - Olivia Williams, English actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Greg Colbrunn, American baseball player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tanni Grey-Thompson, Welsh baroness and wheelchair racer

Births51 years ago

1971 - Khaled Mahmud, Bangladeshi cricketer and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Chris Harrison, America television personality

Births49 years ago

1972 - Nathan Buckley, Australian footballer and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Kate Beckinsale, English actress

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mariano Raffo, Argentinian director and producer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Iron & Wine, American singer-songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Kees Meeuws, New Zealand rugby player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Dean Sturridge, English footballer and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1975 - Ingo Schultz, German sprinter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Joe Smith, American basketball player

Births45 years ago
Births45 years ago

1976 - Elena Kustarova, Russian ice dancer and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Joaquín Benoit, Dominican baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Martin Laursen, Danish footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Tanja Szewczenko, German figure skater

Births43 years ago

1979 - Friedrich Michau, German rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Derek Paravicini, English pianist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Juliet Rylance, English actress

Births41 years ago

1980 - Dave Baksh, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Robert Gallery, American football player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Abe Forsythe, Australian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Maicon Sisenando, Brazilian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Gilad Hochman, Israeli composer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Christopher Kane, Scottish fashion designer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Kelly Clark, American snowboarder

Births37 years ago

1983 - Stephen Makinwa, Nigerian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Roderick Strong, American wrestler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Naomi van As, Dutch field hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Delonte West, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper

Births36 years ago

1984 - Benjamin Kayser, French rugby player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sabri Sarıoğlu, Turkish footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Marcus Benard, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Gaël Clichy, French footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Audrey De Montigny, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mat Gamel, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Leonardo Ulloa, Argentinian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - John White, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Panagiotis Kone, Greek footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jordie Benn, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Fredy Montero, Colombian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Yurie Omi, Japanese female announcer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Sayaka Akimoto, Filipino–Japanese actress and singer

Births32 years ago

1991 - Tyson Barrie, Canadian ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Marika Koroibete, Fijian rugby player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Raymond Faitala-Mariner, New Zealand rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Ella Leivo, Finnish tennis player

Births26 years ago

1996 - Olivia Breen, British sprinter

Births24 years ago

Deaths

342 - Cheng of Jin, emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 321)

Deaths

432 - Celestine I, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

811 - Nikephoros I, Byzantine emperor

Deaths

899 - Li Hanzhi, Chinese warlord (b. 842)

Deaths

943 - Motoyoshi, Japanese nobleman and poet (b. 890)

Deaths

990 - Fujiwara no Kaneie, Japanese statesman (b. 929)

Deaths

1380 - Kōmyō, emperor of Japan (b. 1322)

Deaths640 years ago

1450 - Cecily Neville, duchess of Warwick (b. 1424)

Deaths570 years ago

1471 - Paul II, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1417)

Deaths549 years ago

1533 - Atahualpa, Inca emperor abducted and murdered by Francisco Pizarro (b. ca. 1500)

Deaths487 years ago

1592 - Armand de Gontant, French marshal (b. 1524)

Deaths428 years ago

1605 - Miguel de Benavides, Spanish archbishop and sinologist (b. 1552)

Deaths415 years ago

1611 - Horio Yoshiharu, Japanese daimyō (b. 1542)

Deaths409 years ago

1630 - Charles Emmanual I, duke of Savoy (b. 1562)

Deaths390 years ago

1659 - Mary Frith, English female criminal (b. 1584)

Deaths361 years ago

1680 - John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet and courtier (b. 1647)

Deaths340 years ago

1684 - Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1646)

Deaths336 years ago

1693 - Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, queen of Sweden (b. 1656)

Deaths327 years ago
Deaths308 years ago

1801 - Maximilian Francis, archduke of Austria (b. 1756)

Deaths219 years ago

1863 - Sam Houston, American general and politician, 7th Governor of Texas (b. 1793)

Deaths157 years ago

1867 - Otto, king of Greece (b. 1815)

Deaths153 years ago

1899 - Ulises Heureaux, 22nd, 26th, and 27th President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1845)

Deaths121 years ago

1915 - James Murray, Scottish lexicographer and philologist (b. 1837)

Deaths105 years ago

1919 - Edward Poynter, English painter and illustrator (b. 1836)

Deaths101 years ago

1921 - Howard Vernon, Australian actor (b. 1848)

Deaths99 years ago

1925 - Antonio Ascari, Italian race car driver (b. 1888)

Deaths95 years ago

1925 - Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and philosopher (b. 1848)

Deaths95 years ago

1925 - William Jennings Bryan, American lawyer and politician, 41st United States Secretary of State (b. 1860)

Deaths95 years ago

1926 - Robert Todd Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 35th United States Secretary of War, son of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1843)

Deaths94 years ago

1930 - Pavlos Karolidis, Greek historian and academic (b. 1849)

Deaths90 years ago

1932 - Fred Duesenberg, German-American businessman, co-founded the Duesenberg Company (b. 1876)

Deaths88 years ago

1934 - Winsor McCay, American cartoonist, animator, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1871)

Deaths86 years ago

1941 - Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician and academic (b. 1875)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Roberto Arlt, Argentinian author and playwright (b. 1900)

Deaths78 years ago

1951 - James Mitchell, Australian politician, 13th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1866)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Eva Perón, Argentinian politician, 25th First Lady of Argentina (b. 1919)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general and politician, 135th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1883)

Deaths67 years ago

1957 - Carlos Castillo Armas, Authoritarian ruler of Guatemala (1954-1957)

Deaths63 years ago

1960 - Cedric Gibbons, British art director and production designer (b. 1893)

Deaths60 years ago

1964 - Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, English race car driver and politician (b. 1884)

Deaths56 years ago

1968 - Cemal Tollu, Turkish lieutenant and painter (b. 1899)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Robert Taschereau, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 11th Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Diane Arbus, American photographer and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths49 years ago

1984 - George Gallup, American mathematician and statistician, founded the Gallup Company (b. 1901)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Ed Gein, American serial killer (b. 1906)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - W. Averell Harriman, American politician and diplomat, 11th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1891)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Fazlur Rahman Malik, Pakistani philosopher, scholar, and academic (b. 1919)

Deaths32 years ago

1992 - Mary Wells, American singer-songwriter (b. 1943)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Matthew Ridgway, American general (b. 1895)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - James Luther Adams, American theologian and academic (b. 1901)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian-American guitarist and composer (b. 1917)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Raymond Mailloux, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1918)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - George W. Romney, American businessman and politician, 43rd Governor of Michigan (b. 1907)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Max Winter, American businessman and sports executive (b. 1903)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - Walter Jackson Bate, American author and critic (b. 1918)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Phaedon Gizikis, Greek general and politician, President of Greece (b. 1917)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - John Tukey, American mathematician and academic (b. 1915)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Rex T. Barber, American colonel and pilot (b. 1917)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Peter von Zahn, German journalist and author (b. 1913)

Deaths19 years ago

2004 - William A. Mitchell, American chemist, created Pop Rocks and Cool Whip (b. 1911)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Alexander Golitzen, Russian-born American production designer and art director (b. 1908)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Jack Hirshleifer, American economist and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Lars Forssell, Swedish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Skip Prosser, American basketball player and coach (b. 1950)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Merce Cunningham, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1919)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Sivakant Tiwari, Indian-Singaporean politician (b. 1945)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Joe Arroyo, Colombian singer-songwriter and composer (b. 1955)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Richard Harris, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1948)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Sakyo Komatsu, Japanese author and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Margaret Olley, Australian painter and philanthropist (b. 1923)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Don Bagley, American bassist and composer (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Karl Benjamin, American painter and educator (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Miriam Ben-Porat, Russian-Israeli lawyer and jurist (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Lupe Ontiveros, American actress (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - James D. Watkins, American admiral and politician, 6th United States Secretary of Energy (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Luther F. Cole, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Harley Flanders, American mathematician and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sung Jae-gi, South Korean philosopher and activist (b. 1967)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - George P. Mitchell, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Oleh Babayev, Ukrainian businessman and politician (b. 1965)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Charles R. Larson, American admiral (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Richard MacCormac, English architect, founded MJP Architects (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sergei O. Prokofieff, Russian anthropologist and author (b. 1954)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Roland Verhavert, Belgian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Bijoy Krishna Handique, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Mines (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Flora MacDonald, Canadian banker and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Communications (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Leo Reise, Jr., Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ann Rule, American police officer and author (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - June Foray, American voice actress (b. 1917)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Patti Deutsch, American voice artist and comedic actress (b. 1943)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Ronald Phillips, American criminal (b. 1973)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Adem Demaci, Kosovo Albanian politician and writer (b. 1936)

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2018 - John Kline, American basketball player (b. 1931)

Deaths2 years ago

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