Holidays and observances

Events

1054 - Siward, Earl of Northumbria, invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.

Events966 years ago

1189 - Friedrich Barbarossa arrives at Niš, the capital of Serbian King Stefan Nemanja, during the Third Crusade.

Events831 years ago
Events818 years ago

1214 - Battle of Bouvines: Philip II of France decisively defeats Imperial, English and Flemish armies, effectively ending John of England's Angevin Empire.

Events806 years ago

1299 - According to Edward Gibbon, Osman I invades the territory of Nicomedia for the first time, usually considered to be the founding day of the Ottoman state.

Events721 years ago

1302 - Battle of Bapheus: Decisive Ottoman victory over the Byzantines opening up Bithynia for Turkish conquest.

Events718 years ago

1549 - The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan.

Events471 years ago

1663 - The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports. After the Acts of Union 1707, Scotland would be included in the Act.

Events357 years ago

1689 - Glorious Revolution: The Battle of Killiecrankie is a victory for the Jacobites.

Events331 years ago

1694 - A Royal charter is granted to the Bank of England.

Events326 years ago

1775 - Founding of the U.S. Army Medical Department: The Second Continental Congress passes legislation establishing "an hospital for an army consisting of 20,000 men."

Events245 years ago

1778 - American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant: British and French fleets fight to a standoff.

Events242 years ago

1789 - The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).

Events231 years ago

1794 - French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution".

Events226 years ago

1816 - Battle of Negro Fort: The battle ends when a hot shot cannonball fired by US Navy Gunboat No. 154 explodes the Fort's Powder Magazine, killing approximately 275. It is considered the deadliest single cannon shot in US history.

Events204 years ago

1857 - Siege of Arrah begins: Sixty-eight men hold out for eight days against a force of 2,500 to 3,000 mutinying sepoys and 8,000 irregular forces.

Events163 years ago
Events155 years ago

1866 - The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland.

Events154 years ago

1880 - Second Anglo-Afghan War: Battle of Maiwand: Afghan forces led by Mohammad Ayub Khan defeat the British Army in battle near Maiwand, Afghanistan.

Events140 years ago

1890 - Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later.

Events130 years ago

1900 - Kaiser Wilhelm II makes a speech comparing Germans to Huns; for years afterwards, "Hun" would be a disparaging name for Germans.

Events120 years ago
Events103 years ago

1919 - The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.

Events101 years ago

1921 - Researchers at the University of Toronto, led by biochemist Frederick Banting, prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.

Events99 years ago

1929 - The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.

Events91 years ago

1940 - The animated short A Wild Hare is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.

Events78 years ago

1949 - Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner.

Events71 years ago

1953 - Cessation of hostilities is achieved in the Korean War when the United States, China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.

Events67 years ago

1955 - The Austrian State Treaty restores Austrian sovereignty.

Events65 years ago

1955 - El Al Flight 402 is shot down by two fighter jets after straying into Bulgarian air space. All 58 people onboard are killed.

Events65 years ago

1959 - The Continental League is announced as baseball's "3rd major league" in the United States.

Events61 years ago

1964 - Vietnam War: Five thousand more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.

Events56 years ago

1974 - Watergate scandal: The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.

Events46 years ago

1975 - Mayor of Jaffna and former MP Alfred Duraiappah is shot dead.

Events45 years ago

1976 - Former Japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka is arrested on suspicion of violating foreign exchange and foreign trade laws in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.

Events44 years ago

1981 - While landing at Chihuahua International Airport, Aeromexico Flight 230 overshoots the runway. Thirty-two of the 66 passengers and crew on board the DC-9 are killed.

Events39 years ago

1983 - Black July: Eighteen Tamil political prisoners at the Welikada high security prison in Colombo are massacred by Sinhalese prisoners, the second such massacre in two days.

Events37 years ago

1987 - RMS Titanic Inc. begins the first expedited salvage of wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

Events33 years ago

1989 - While attempting to land at Tripoli International Airport in Libya, Korean Air Flight 803 crashes just short of the runway. Seventy-five of the 199 passengers and crew and four people on the ground are killed, in the second accident involving a DC-10 in less than two weeks, the first being United Airlines Flight 232.

Events31 years ago

1990 - The Supreme Soviet of the Belarusian Soviet Republic declares independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. Until 1996 the day is celebrated as the Independence Day of Belarus; after a referendum held that year the celebration of independence is moved to June 3.

Events30 years ago
Events25 years ago

1997 - About 50 people are killed in the Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria.

Events23 years ago

2002 - Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 77 and injuring more than 500 others, making it the deadliest air show disaster in history.

Events18 years ago

2005 - After an incident during STS-114, NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank.

Events15 years ago

2015 - At least seven people are killed and many injured after gunmen attack an Indian police station in Punjab.

Events5 years ago

2016 - At a news conference in Florida, U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump publicly appealed to Russia to find and release private emails from Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton; a Special Counsel investigation (2017–2019) later alleged that Russian operatives began hacking into servers at the Democratic National Committee on that same day, leading to the July 13, 2018 indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers.

Events4 years ago

Births

1452 - Ludovico Sforza, Italian son of Francesco I Sforza (d. 1508)

Births568 years ago

1452 - Lucrezia Crivelli, mistress of Ludovico Sforza (d. 1508)

Births568 years ago

1502 - Francesco Corteccia, Italian composer (d. 1571)

Births518 years ago
Births442 years ago
Births408 years ago
Births395 years ago

1667 - Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and academic (d. 1748)

Births353 years ago

1733 - Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (d. 1779)

Births287 years ago

1740 - Jeanne Baré, French explorer (d. 1803)

Births280 years ago

1741 - François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French-English violinist and composer (d. 1808)

Births279 years ago

1752 - Samuel Smith, American general and politician (d. 1839)

Births268 years ago

1768 - Charlotte Corday, French assassin of Jean-Paul Marat (d. 1793)

Births252 years ago

1768 - Joseph Anton Koch, Austrian painter (d. 1839)

Births252 years ago

1773 - Jacob Aall, Norwegian economist and politician (d. 1844)

Births247 years ago

1777 - Thomas Campbell, Scottish-French poet and academic (d. 1844)

Births243 years ago

1777 - Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre, English general (d. 1853)

Births243 years ago

1781 - Mauro Giuliani, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1828)

Births239 years ago

1784 - Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (d. 1839)

Births236 years ago

1812 - Thomas Lanier Clingman, American general and politician (d. 1897)

Births208 years ago

1818 - Agostino Roscelli, Italian priest and saint (d. 1902)

Births202 years ago

1824 - Alexandre Dumas, fils, French novelist and playwright (d. 1895)

Births196 years ago

1833 - Thomas George Bonney, English geologist, mountaineer, and academic (d. 1923)

Births187 years ago

1835 - Giosuè Carducci, Italian poet and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)

Births185 years ago

1848 - Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist and politician, Minister of Education of Hungary (d. 1919)

Births172 years ago

1848 - Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist (d.1916)

Births172 years ago

1853 - Vladimir Korolenko, Ukrainian journalist, author, and activist (d. 1921)

Births167 years ago

1853 - Elizabeth Plankinton, American philanthropist (d. 1923)

Births167 years ago

1854 - Takahashi Korekiyo, Japanese accountant and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1936)

Births166 years ago

1857 - José Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rican physician, sociologist, and politician (d. 1921)

Births163 years ago

1857 - Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge, English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist (d.1934)

Births163 years ago

1858 - George Lyon, Canadian golfer and cricketer (d. 1938)

Births162 years ago

1866 - António José de Almeida, Portuguese physician and politician, 6th President of Portugal (d. 1929)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Enrique Granados, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1916)

Births153 years ago

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

Births150 years ago

1872 - Stanislav Binički, Serbian composer, conductor, and pedagogue. (d. 1942)

Births148 years ago

1879 - Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (d.1927)

Births141 years ago

1877 - Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960)

Births143 years ago

1881 - Hans Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Geoffrey de Havilland, English pilot and engineer, founded the de Havilland Aircraft Company (d. 1965)

Births138 years ago

1886 - Ernst May, German architect and urban planner (d. 1970)

Births134 years ago

1889 - Vera Karalli, Russian ballerina, choreographer, and actress (d. 1972)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Benjamin Miessner, American radio engineer and inventor (d. 1976)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Armas Taipale, Finnish discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1976)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Jacob van der Hoeden, Dutch-Israeli veterinarian and academic (d. 1968)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Ugo Agostoni, Italian cyclist (d. 1941)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Mientje Kling, Dutch actress (d. 1966)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Robert George, Scottish air marshal and politician, 24th Governor of South Australia (d. 1967)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Henri Longchambon, French lawyer and politician (d. 1969)

Births124 years ago

1899 - Percy Hornibrook, Australian cricketer (d. 1976)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Yaroslav Halan, Ukrainian playwright and publicist (d. 1949)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Nikolay Cherkasov, Russian actor (d. 1966)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek jurist and politician, President of Greece (d. 2002)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Mārtiņš Zīverts, Latvian playwright (d. 1990)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Lyudmila Rudenko, Soviet chess player (d. 1986)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (d. 1991)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish author and activist (d. 2000)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Herbert Jasper, Canadian psychologist and neurologist (d. 1999)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Ross Alexander, American stage and film actor (d. 1937)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Carl McClellan Hill, African American educator and academic administrator (d. 1995)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Irene Fischer, Austrian-American geodesist and mathematician (d. 2009)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Joseph Mitchell, American journalist and author (d. 1996)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Julien Gracq, French author and critic (d. 2007)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Lupita Tovar, Mexican-American actress (d. 2016)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Rayner Heppenstall, English author and poet (d. 1981)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Vernon Elliott, English bassoon player, composer, and conductor (d. 1996)

Births108 years ago

1913 - George L. Street III, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2000)

Births107 years ago

1914 - August Sang, Estonian poet and translator (d. 1969)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Mario Del Monaco, Italian tenor (d. 1982)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Josef Priller, German colonel and pilot (d. 1961)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer (d. 2007)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Skippy Williams, American saxophonist and arranger (d. 1994)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Keenan Wynn, American actor (d. 1986)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Leonard Rose, American cellist and educator (d. 1984)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Henry D. "Homer" Haynes, American comedian and musician (Homer and Jethro) (d. 1971)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Garry Davis, American pilot and activist, created the World Passport (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Émile Genest, Canadian-American actor (d. 2003)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Adolfo Celi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1986)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Norman Lear, American screenwriter and producer

Births98 years ago

1923 - Mas Oyama, South Korean-Japanese martial artist (d. 1994)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Vincent Canby, American historian and critic (d. 2000)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Otar Taktakishvili, Georgian composer and conductor (d. 1989)

Births96 years ago

1927 - Guy Carawan, American singer and musicologist (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Pierre Granier-Deferre, French director and screenwriter (d. 2007)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Will Jordan, American comedian and actor

Births93 years ago

1927 - C. Rajadurai, Sri Lankan journalist and politician, 1st Mayor of Batticaloa

Births93 years ago

1927 - John Seigenthaler, American journalist and academic (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Joseph Kittinger, American colonel and pilot

Births92 years ago

1929 - Jean Baudrillard, French sociologist and philosopher (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Harvey Fuqua, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Jack Higgins, English author and academic

Births91 years ago

1929 - Marc Wilkinson, French-Australian composer and conductor

Births91 years ago

1930 - Joy Whitby, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births90 years ago

1930 - Shirley Williams, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Education

Births90 years ago

1931 - Khieu Samphan, Cambodian academic and politician, 28th Prime Minister of Cambodia

Births89 years ago

1931 - Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Forest Able, American basketball player

Births88 years ago

1932 - Diane Webber, American model, dancer and actress

Births88 years ago

1933 - Nick Reynolds, American singer and bongo player (d. 2008)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ted Whitten, Australian footballer and journalist (d. 1995)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Hillar Kärner, Estonian chess player

Births85 years ago

1935 - Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer

Births85 years ago

1936 - J. Robert Hooper, American businessman and politician (d. 2008)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Anna Dawson, English actress and singer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Don Galloway, American actor (d. 2009)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Robert Holmes à Court, South African-Australian businessman and lawyer (d. 1990)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Gary Gygax, American game designer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons (d. 2008)

Births82 years ago

1939 - William Eggleston, American photographer and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - Michael Longley, Northern Irish poet and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - Paulo Silvino, Brazilian comedian, composer and actor (d. 2017)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Pina Bausch, German dancer and choreographer (d. 2009)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Christian Boesch, Austrian opera singer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Johannes Fritsch, German viola player and composer (d. 2010)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Édith Butler, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - John Pleshette, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Dennis Ralston, American tennis player

Births78 years ago
Births77 years ago

1944 - Bobbie Gentry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist and journalist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Barbara Thomson, English saxophonist and composer

Births76 years ago

1946 - Peter Reading, English poet and author (d. 2011)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (d. 2008)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Betty Thomas, American actress, director, and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Peggy Fleming, American figure skater and sportscaster

Births72 years ago

1948 - James Munby, English lawyer and judge

Births72 years ago

1948 - Henny Vrienten, Dutch singer-songwriter and bass player

Births72 years ago

1949 - Maury Chaykin, American-Canadian actor (d. 2010)

Births71 years ago

1949 - André Dupont, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births71 years ago

1949 - Rory MacDonald, Scottish singer-songwriter and bass player

Births71 years ago

1949 - Maureen McGovern, American singer and actress

Births71 years ago

1949 - Robert Rankin, English author and illustrator

Births71 years ago

1950 - Simon Jones, English actor

Births70 years ago
Births69 years ago

1951 - Bob Diamond, American-English banker and businessman

Births69 years ago

1951 - Rolf Thung, Dutch tennis player

Births69 years ago

1952 - Marvin Barnes, American basketball player (d. 2014)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Roxanne Hart, American actress

Births68 years ago

1953 - Chung Dong-young, South Korean journalist and politician, 31st South Korean Minister of Unification

Births67 years ago

1953 - Yahoo Serious, Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Philippe Alliot, French race car driver and sportscaster

Births66 years ago

1954 - G. S. Bali, Indian lawyer and politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Ricardo Uceda, Peruvian journalist and author

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mark Stanway, English keyboard player Magnum

Births66 years ago

1955 - Cat Bauer, American journalist, author, and playwright

Births65 years ago

1955 - Allan Border, Australian cricketer and coach

Births65 years ago

1955 - John Howell, English journalist and politician

Births65 years ago

1955 - Bobby Rondinelli, American drummer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Carol Leifer, American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Bill Engvall, American comedian, actor, and producer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Christopher Dean, English figure skater and choreographer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Kimmo Hakola, Finnish composer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Joe DeSa, American baseball player (d. 1986)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Hugh Green, American football player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Yiannos Papantoniou, French-Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister of National Defence

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jo Durie, English tennis player and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1960 - Conway Savage, Australian singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2018)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Emily Thornberry, English lawyer and politician

Births60 years ago

1962 - Neil Brooks, Australian swimmer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Karl Mueller, American bass player (d. 2005)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Donnie Yen, Chinese-Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and martial artist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Rex Brown, American bass player and songwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Steve Tilson, English footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Rahul Bose, Indian journalist, actor, director, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Juliana Hatfield, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Hans Mathisen, Norwegian guitarist and composer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Neil Smith, English cricketer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Craig Wolanin, Canadian ice hockey player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Tom Goodwin, American baseball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sabina Jeschke, Swedish-German engineer and academic

Births52 years ago

1968 - Julian McMahon, Australian actor and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian race car driver

Births52 years ago

1969 - Triple H, American wrestler and actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jonty Rhodes, South African cricketer and coach

Births51 years ago

1970 - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danish actor and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - David Davies, English-Welsh politician

Births50 years ago

1971 - Matthew Johns, Australian rugby league player, sportscaster and television host

Births49 years ago

1972 - Maya Rudolph, American actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Malaysian surgeon and astronaut

Births48 years ago

1973 - Cassandra Clare, American journalist and author

Births47 years ago

1973 - Erik Nys, Belgian long jumper

Births47 years ago

1973 - Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Eason Chan, Hong Kong singer, actor, and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Pete Yorn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births46 years ago

1975 - Serkan Çeliköz, Turkish keyboard player and songwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Fred Mascherino, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Alex Rodriguez, American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Demis Hassabis, English computer scientist and academic

Births44 years ago

1976 - Scott Mason, Australian cricketer (d. 2005)

Births44 years ago

1977 - Foo Swee Chin, Singaporean illustrator

Births43 years ago

1977 - Björn Dreyer, German footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Irish actor

Births43 years ago

1978 - Diarmuid O'Sullivan, Irish hurler and manager

Births42 years ago

1979 - Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician, feminist, and human rights activist (d. 2018)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Sidney Govou, French footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Shannon Moore, American wrestler and singer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Allan Davis, Australian cyclist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Wesley Gonzales, Filipino basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Dash Snow, American painter and photographer (d. 2009)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Christopher Weselek, German rugby player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Neil Harbisson, English-Catalan painter, composer, and activist

Births38 years ago

1983 - Lorik Cana, Albanian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Martijn Maaskant, Dutch cyclist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Soccor Velho, Indian footballer (d. 2013)

Births37 years ago

1984 - Antoine Bethea, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Japanese baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Max Scherzer, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Taylor Schilling, American actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kenny Wormald, American actor, dancer, and choreographer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Husain Abdullah, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Matteo Pratichetti, Italian rugby player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ajmal Shahzad, English cricketer

Births35 years ago

1986 - DeMarre Carroll, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ryan Flaherty, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ryan Griffen, Australian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jacoby Ford, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Marek Hamšík, Slovak footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jordan Hill, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sarah Parsons, American ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Adam Biddle, Australian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Yoervis Medina, Venezuelan baseball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Ryan Tannehill, American football player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Maya Ali, Pakistani actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Nick Hogan, American race car driver and actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Paolo Hurtado, Peruvian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Cheyenne Kimball, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births30 years ago

1990 - Stephen Li-Chung Kuo, Taiwanese-American figure skater

Births30 years ago

1990 - Kriti Sanon, Indian actress

Births30 years ago

1991 - Rena Matsui, Japanese actress and singer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Max Power, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Jordan Spieth, American golfer

Births27 years ago

2001 - Shin Ki-joon, South Korean actor

Births19 years ago

Deaths

903 - Abdallah II of Ifriqiya, Aghlabid emir

Deaths

959 - Chai Rong, emperor of Later Zhou

Deaths

1144 - Salomea of Berg, High Duchess consort of Poland

Deaths876 years ago

1061 - Nicholas II, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths959 years ago

1101 - Conrad II, king of Italy (b. 1074)

Deaths919 years ago

1101 - Hugh d'Avranches, Earl of Chester (b. c. 1047)

Deaths919 years ago
Deaths862 years ago

1276 - James I of Aragon (b. 1208)

Deaths744 years ago
Deaths655 years ago

1382 - Joanna I of Naples (b. 1326)

Deaths638 years ago

1510 - Giovanni Sforza, Italian condottiere (b. 1466)

Deaths510 years ago
Deaths551 years ago

1656 - Salomo Glassius, German theologian and critic (b. 1593)

Deaths364 years ago
Deaths345 years ago

1759 - Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1698)

Deaths261 years ago

1770 - Robert Dinwiddie, Scottish merchant and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1693)

Deaths250 years ago

1841 - Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet and painter (b. 1814)

Deaths179 years ago

1844 - John Dalton, English physicist, meteorologist, and chemist (b. 1776)

Deaths176 years ago

1863 - William Lowndes Yancey, American journalist and politician (b. 1813)

Deaths157 years ago

1865 - Jean-Joseph Dassy, French painter and lithographer (b. 1791)

Deaths155 years ago

1875 - Aleksander Kunileid, Estonian composer and educator (b. 1845)

Deaths145 years ago

1876 - Albertus van Raalte, Dutch-born American minister and author (b. 1811)

Deaths144 years ago

1883 - Montgomery Blair, American lieutenant and politician, 20th United States Postmaster General (b. 1813)

Deaths137 years ago

1916 - Charles Fryatt, English captain (b. 1872)

Deaths104 years ago

1916 - William Jonas, English footballer (d. 1890)

Deaths104 years ago

1917 - Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1841)

Deaths103 years ago

1921 - Myrddin Fardd, Welsh writer and antiquarian scholar (b. 1836)

Deaths99 years ago

1924 - Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1866)

Deaths96 years ago

1931 - Auguste Forel, Swiss neuroanatomist and psychiatrist (b. 1848)

Deaths89 years ago

1938 - Tom Crean, Irish seaman and explorer (b. 1877)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand painter and educator (b. 1858)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Karl Pärsimägi, Estonian painter (b. 1902)

Deaths78 years ago

1946 - Gertrude Stein, American novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1874)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - Woolf Barnato, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1898)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Joe Tinker, American baseball player and manager (b. 1880)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Dorothea Bleek, South African anthropologist and philologist (b. 1873)

Deaths72 years ago

1951 - Paul Kogerman, Estonian chemist and politician, 22nd Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1891)

Deaths69 years ago

1958 - Claire Lee Chennault, American general and pilot (b. 1893)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - Julie Vinter Hansen, Danish-Swiss astronomer and academic (b. 1890)

Deaths60 years ago

1962 - Richard Aldington, English poet and author (b. 1892)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - James H. Kindelberger, American pilot and businessman (b. 1895)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (b. 1889)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Garrett Morgan, African-American inventor (b. 1877)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Winifred Lenihan, American actress, writer, and director (b. 1898)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Daniel-Rops, French historian and author (b. 1901)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - Babe Adams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1882)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - António de Oliveira Salazar, Portuguese economist and politician, 100th Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1889)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Charlie Tully, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1924)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Alfred Duraiappah, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (d. 1926)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Bob Heffron, New Zealand-Australian miner and politician, 30th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1890)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Willem van Otterloo, Dutch cellist, composer, and conductor (b. 1907)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iranian king (b. 1919)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - William Wyler, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - James Mason, English actor (b. 1909)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball player and coach (b. 1889)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Travis Jackson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1903)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Frank Zamboni, American inventor and businessman, founded the Zamboni Company (b. 1901)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Bobby Day, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1928)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - René Toribio, Guadeloupean politician (b. 1912)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - John Friedrich, German-Australian engineer and conman (b. 1950)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Max Dupain, Australian photographer and educator (b. 1911)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Tzeni Karezi, Greek actress and screenwriter

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Reggie Lewis, American basketball player (b. 1965)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Kevin Carter, South African photographer and journalist (b. 1960)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Melih Esenbel, Turkish politician and diplomat, 20th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1915)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Rick Ferrell, American baseball player and coach (b. 1905)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Miklós Rózsa, Hungarian-American composer and conductor (b. 1907)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Binnie Barnes, English-American actress (b. 1903)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, and mountaineer (b. 1912)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Harry Edison, American trumpet player (b. 1915)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Gordon Solie, American sportscaster (b. 1929)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Rhonda Sing, Canadian wrestler (b. 1961)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Leon Wilkeson, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1952)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Vance Hartke, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1919)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Bob Hope, English-American actor, comedian, television personality, and businessman (b. 1903)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Al Held, American painter and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Marten Toonder, Dutch author and illustrator (b. 1912)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Maryann Mahaffey, American academic and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - James Oyebola, Nigerian-English boxer (b. 1961)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Youssef Chahine, Egyptian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Horst Stein, German-born Swiss conductor (b. 1928)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Isaac Saba Raffoul, Mexican businessman (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Maury Chaykin, American-Canadian actor (b. 1949)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Norman Alden, American actor (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - R. G. Armstrong, American actor and playwright (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Darryl Cotton, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1949)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Geoffrey Hughes, English actor (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tony Martin, American actor and singer (b. 1913)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jack Taylor, English footballer and referee (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Fernando Alonso, Cuban dancer, co-founded the Cuban National Ballet (b. 1914)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lindy Boggs, American politician and diplomat, 5th United States Ambassador to the Holy See (b. 1916)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bud Day, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kidd Kraddick, American radio host (b. 1959)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ilya Segalovich, Russian businessman, co-founded Yandex (b. 1964)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Richard Bolt, New Zealand air marshal and pilot (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - George Freese, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wallace Jones, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Francesco Marchisano, Italian cardinal (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Paul Schell, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Seattle (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Rickey Grundy, American singer-songwriter (b. 1959)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Indian engineer, academic, and politician, 11th President of India (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Samuel Pisar, Polish-born American lawyer and author (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Anthony Shaw, English general (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (b.1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - James Alan McPherson, American short story writer and essayist (b. 1943)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Jerry Doyle, American actor and talk show host (b. 1956)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Piet de Jong, Dutch politician and naval officer, Minister of Defence (1963–67), Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1967–71) (b. 1915)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Sam Shepard, American playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director (b.1943)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Marco Aurelio Denegri, Peruvian literature critic, television host and sexologist

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Rahim Uddin Bharosha, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1934)

Deaths2 years ago

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