Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which the Feast of Kamál (Perfection) can fall, while August 1 is the latest; observed on the first day of the eighth month of the Bahá'í calendar. (Bahá'í Faith)

Holidays and observances

End of the Trinity term (sitting of the High Court of Justice of England)

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
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Holidays and observances


30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian's forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide.


781 - The oldest recorded eruption of Mount Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: 6th day of the 7th month of the 1st year of the Ten'o (天応) era).


1009 - Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope, succeeding Pope John XVIII.

Events1011 years ago

1201 - Attempted usurpation by John Komnenos the Fat for the throne of Alexios III Angelos.

Events819 years ago

1423 - Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant: The French army is defeated by the English at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne.

Events597 years ago

1451 - Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France.

Events569 years ago

1492 - The Jews are expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree takes effect.

Events528 years ago

1498 - On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.

Events522 years ago

1588 - The Spanish Armada is spotted off the coast of England.

Events432 years ago

1618 - Maurice, Prince of Orange disbands the waardgelders militia in Utrecht, a pivotal event in the Remonstrant/Counter-Remonstrant tensions.

Events402 years ago

1655 - Russo-Polish War (1654–67): The Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.

Events365 years ago

1658 - Aurangzeb is proclaimed Mughal emperor of India.

Events362 years ago

1703 - Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.

Events317 years ago

1712 - Action of 31 July 1712 (Great Northern War): Danish and Swedish ships clash in the Baltic Sea; the result is inconclusive.

Events308 years ago

1715 - Seven days after a Spanish treasure fleet of 12 ships left Havana, Cuba for Spain, 11 of them sink in a storm off the coast of Florida. A few centuries later, treasure is salvaged from these wrecks.

Events305 years ago
Events279 years ago

1763 - Odawa Chief Pontiac's forces defeat British troops at the Battle of Bloody Run during Pontiac's War.

Events257 years ago

1777 - The U.S. Second Continental Congress passes a resolution that the services of Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette "be accepted, and that, in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connexions, he have the rank and commission of major-general of the United States."

Events243 years ago

1790 - The first U.S. patent is issued, to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process.

Events230 years ago

1856 - Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city.

Events164 years ago

1865 - The first narrow-gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Queensland, Australia.

Events155 years ago

1874 - Dr. Patrick Francis Healy became the first African-American inaugurated as president of a predominantly white university, Georgetown University.

Events146 years ago

1904 - Russo-Japanese War: Battle of Hsimucheng: Units of the Imperial Japanese Army defeat units of the Imperial Russian Army in a strategic confrontation.

Events116 years ago

1913 - The Balkan States sign an armistice in Bucharest.

Events107 years ago
Events103 years ago

1919 - German national assembly adopts the Weimar Constitution, which comes into force on August 14.

Events101 years ago

1932 - The NSDAP (Nazi Party) wins more than 38% of the vote in German elections.

Events88 years ago

1938 - Bulgaria signs a non-aggression pact with Greece and other states of Balkan Antanti (Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia).

Events82 years ago

1938 - Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius the Great in Persepolis.

Events82 years ago

1941 - The Holocaust: Under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS General Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired Final Solution of the Jewish question."

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Battle of Smolensk concludes with Germany capturing about 300,000 Soviet Red Army prisoners.

Events79 years ago

1945 - Pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria.

Events75 years ago

1948 - At Idlewild Field in New York, New York International Airport (later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport) is dedicated.

Events72 years ago

1948 - USS Nevada is sunk by an aerial torpedo after surviving hits from two atomic bombs (as part of post-war tests) and being used for target practice by three other ships.

Events72 years ago

1964 - Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon, with images 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from earth-bound telescopes.

Events56 years ago

1970 - Black Tot Day: The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy.

Events50 years ago

1971 - Apollo program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.

Events49 years ago

1972 - The Troubles: In Operation Motorman, the British Army re-takes the urban no-go areas of Northern Ireland. It is the biggest British military operation since the Suez Crisis of 1956, and the biggest in Ireland since the Irish War of Independence. Later that day, nine civilians are killed by car bombs in the village of Claudy.

Events48 years ago

1973 - A Delta Air Lines jetliner, flight DL 723 crashes while landing in fog at Logan International Airport, Boston, Massachusetts killing 89.

Events47 years ago

1975 - The Troubles: three members of a popular cabaret band and two gunmen are killed during a botched paramilitary attack in Northern Ireland.

Events45 years ago

1987 - A tornado occurs in Edmonton, Canada.

Events33 years ago

1988 - Thirty-two people are killed and 1,674 injured when a bridge at the Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal collapses in Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia.

Events32 years ago

1991 - The United States and Soviet Union both sign the START I Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, the first to reduce (with verification) both countries' stockpiles.

Events29 years ago

1992 - The nation of Georgia joins the United Nations.

Events28 years ago

1992 - Thai Airways International Flight 311 crashes into a mountain north of Kathmandu, Nepal killing all 113 people on board.

Events28 years ago

1999 - Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector: NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the Moon's surface.

Events21 years ago

2006 - Fidel Castro hands over power to his brother, Raúl.

Events14 years ago

2007 - Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.

Events13 years ago

2012 - Michael Phelps breaks the record set in 1964 by Larisa Latynina for the most medals won at the Olympics.

Events8 years ago

2014 - Gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kill at least 20 people and injure more than 270.

Events6 years ago


1143 - Emperor Nijō of Japan (d. 1165)

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1598 - Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor (d. 1654)

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1702 - Jean Denis Attiret, French missionary and painter (d. 1768)

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1704 - Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1752)

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1718 - John Canton, English physicist and academic (d. 1772)

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1724 - Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer and author (d. 1801)

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1759 - Ignaz Anton von Indermauer, Austrian nobleman and government official (d. 1796)

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1777 - Pedro Ignacio de Castro Barros, Argentinian priest and politician (d. 1849)

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1796 - Jean-Gaspard Deburau, Czech-French actor and mime (d. 1846)

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1800 - Friedrich Wöhler, German chemist and academic (d. 1882)

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1803 - John Ericsson, Swedish-American engineer, co-designed the USS Princeton and the Novelty Locomotive (d. 1889)

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1816 - George Henry Thomas, American general (d. 1870)

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1826 - William S. Clark, American colonel and politician (d. 1886)

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1835 - Henri Brisson, French lawyer and politician, 50th Prime Minister of France (d. 1912)

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1835 - Paul Du Chaillu, French-American anthropologist and explorer (d. 1903)

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1836 - Vasily Sleptsov, Russian author and activist (d. 1878)

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1837 - William Quantrill, American captain (d. 1865)

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1839 - Ignacio Andrade, Venezuelan general and politician, 25th President of Venezuela (d. 1925)

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1843 - Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and author (d. 1918)

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1847 - Ignacio Cervantes, Cuban pianist and composer (d. 1905)

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1854 - José Canalejas, Spanish academic and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1912)

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1858 - Richard Dixon Oldham, English seismologist and geologist (d. 1936)

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1858 - Marion Talbot, influential American educator (d. 1948)

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1860 - Mary Vaux Walcott, American painter and illustrator (d. 1940)

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1867 - S. S. Kresge, American businessman, founded Kmart (d. 1966)

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1875 - Jacques Villon, French painter (d. 1963)

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1877Louisa Bolus, South African botanist and taxonomist (d. 1970)

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1880 - Premchand, Indian author and playwright (d. 1936)

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1883 - Ramón Fonst, Cuban fencer (d. 1959)

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1884 - Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, Polish-German economist and politician (d. 1945)

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1886 - Salvatore Maranzano, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1931)

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1886 - Fred Quimby, American animation producer (d. 1965)

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1887 - Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1969)

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1892 - Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist and publisher, founded Worldwide Church of God (d. 1986)

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1892 - Joseph Charbonneau, Canadian archbishop (d. 1959)

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1894 - Fred Keenor, Welsh footballer (d. 1972)

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1901 - Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (d. 1985)

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1902 - Gubby Allen, Australian-English cricketer and soldier (d. 1989)

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1904 - Brett Halliday, American engineer, surveyor, and author (d. 1977)

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1909 - Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Austrian theorist and author (d. 1999)

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1911 - George Liberace, American violinist (d. 1983)

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1912 - Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (d. 2008)

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1912 - Milton Friedman, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)

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1912 - Irv Kupcinet, American football player and journalist (d. 2003)

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

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1914 - Paul J. Christiansen, American conductor and composer (d. 1997)

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1914 - Louis de Funès, French actor and screenwriter (d. 1983)

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1916 - Sibte Hassan, Pakistani journalist, scholar, and activist (d. 1986)

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1916 - Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2006)

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1916 - Bill Todman, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1979)

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1918 - Paul D. Boyer, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)

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1918 - Hank Jones, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2010)

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1918 - Frank Renouf, New Zealand businessman and financier (d. 1998)

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1919 - Hemu Adhikari, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)

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1919 - Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster and actor (d. 2006)

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1919 - Primo Levi, Italian chemist and author (d. 1987)

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1920 - James E. Faust, American religious leader, lawyer, and politician (d. 2007)

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1921 - Peter Benenson, English lawyer and activist, founded Amnesty International (d. 2005)

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1921 - Donald Malarkey, American sergeant and author (d. 2017)

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1921 - Whitney Young, American activist (d. 1971)

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1922 - Hank Bauer, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)

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1923 - Ahmet Ertegun, Turkish-American songwriter and producer, founded Atlantic Records (d. 2006)

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1923 - Stephanie Kwolek, American chemist and engineer, invented Kevlar (d. 2014)

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1924 - Jimmy Evert, American tennis player and coach (d. 2015)

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1925 - Carmel Quinn, Irish singer, actress and writer

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1925 - John Swainson, Canadian-American jurist and politician, 42nd Governor of Michigan (d. 1994)

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1926 - Bernard Nathanson, American physician and activist (d. 2011)

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1926 - Hilary Putnam, American mathematician, computer scientist, and philosopher (d. 2016)

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1927 - Peter Nichols, English author and playwright

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1928 - Bill Frenzel, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2014)

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1929 - Lynne Reid Banks, English author

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1929 - Gilles Carle, Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 2009)

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1929 - Don Murray, American actor

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1929 - José Santamaría, Uruguayan footballer and manager

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1931 - Nick Bollettieri, American tennis player and coach

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1931 - Kenny Burrell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1932 - Ted Cassidy, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1979)

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1932 - John Searle, American philosopher and academic

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1933 - Cees Nooteboom, Dutch journalist, author, and poet

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1935 - Yvon Deschamps, Canadian comedian, actor, and producer

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1935 - Geoffrey Lewis, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

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1939 - Steuart Bedford, English pianist and conductor

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1939 - Susan Flannery, American actress

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1939 - France Nuyen, Vietnamese-French actress

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1941 - Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician, 8th Chief Minister of Gujarat (d. 2004)

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1943 - William Bennett, American journalist and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Education

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1943 - Lobo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1944 - Geraldine Chaplin, American actress and screenwriter

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1944 - Jonathan Dimbleby, English journalist and author

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1944 - Sherry Lansing, American film producer

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1944 - Robert C. Merton, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

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1944 - David Norris, Irish scholar and politician

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1945 - William Weld, American lawyer and politician, 68th Governor of Massachusetts

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1946 - Gary Lewis, American pop-rock musician

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1947 - Karl Green, English bass player and songwriter (Herman's Hermits)

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1947 - Richard Griffiths, English actor (d. 2013)

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1947 - Mumtaz, Indian actress

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1947 - Ian Beck, English children's illustrator and author

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1948 - Russell Morris, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1949 - Mike Jackson, American basketball player

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1949 - Alan Meale, English journalist and politician

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1950 - Richard Berry, French actor, director, and screenwriter

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1951 - Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Australian tennis player

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1952 - Chris Ahrens, American ice hockey player

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1952 - Alan Autry, American football player, actor, and politician, 23rd Mayor of Fresno, California

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1952 - Helmuts Balderis, Latvian ice hockey player and coach

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1952 - João Barreiros, Portuguese author and critic

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1952 - Faye Kellerman, American author

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1953 - Ted Baillieu, Australian architect and politician, 46th Premier of Victoria

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1953 - Jimmy Cook, South African cricketer and coach

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1953 - Hugh McDowell, English cellist

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1954 - Derek Smith, Canadian ice hockey player

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1956 - Michael Biehn, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

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1956 - Bill Callahan, American football player and coach

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1956 - Ron Kuby, American lawyer and radio host

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1956 - Deval Patrick, American lawyer and politician, 71st Governor of Massachusetts

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1956 - Lynne Rae Perkins, American author and illustrator

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1956 - Laura Zapata, Mexican telenovela actress, singer and dancer

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1957 - Daniel Ash, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1957 - Mark Thompson, English business executive

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1958 - Bill Berry, American drummer and songwriter

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1958 - Mark Cuban, American businessman and television personality

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1958 - Suzanne Giraud, French music editor and composer

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1959 - Stanley Jordan, American guitarist, pianist, and songwriter

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1959 - Andrew Marr, Scottish journalist and author

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1959 - Kim Newman, English journalist and author

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1960 - Dale Hunter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

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1960 - Malcolm Ross, Scottish guitarist and songwriter

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1961 - Frank Gardner, English captain and journalist

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1961 - Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Nigerian banker, royal

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1962 - John Chiang, American lawyer and politician, 31st California State Controller

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1962 - Kevin Greene, American football player and coach

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1962 - Wesley Snipes, American actor and producer

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1963 - Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), English DJ and musician

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1963 - Fergus Henderson, English chef and author

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1963 - Brian Skrudland, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

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1964 - Jim Corr, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1964 - Urmas Hepner, Estonian footballer and coach

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1965 - Scott Brooks, American basketball player and coach

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1965 - John Laurinaitis, American wrestler and producer

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1965 - Ian Roberts, English-Australian rugby league player and actor

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1965 - J. K. Rowling, English author and film producer

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1966 - Dean Cain, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

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1967 - Tony Massenburg, American basketball player

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1967 - Tim Wright, Welsh composer

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1968 - Saeed-Al-Saffar, Emirati cricketer

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1968 - Julian Richards, Welsh director and producer

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1969 - Antonio Conte, Italian footballer and manager

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1969 - Loren Dean, American actor

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1969 - Kenneth D. Schisler, American lawyer and politician

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1970 - Ahmad Akbarpour, Iranian author and poet

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1970 - Ben Chaplin, English actor

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1970 - Andrzej Kobylański, Polish footballer and manager

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1970 - Giorgos Sigalas, Greek basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

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1971 - Gus Frerotte, American football player and coach

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1973 - Nathan Brown, Australian rugby league player and coach

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1974 - Emilia Fox, English actress

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1974 - Leona Naess, American-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1974 - Jonathan Ogden, American football player

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1975 - Randy Flores, American baseball player and coach

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1975 - Andrew Hall, South African cricketer

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1975 - Gabe Kapler, American baseball player and manager

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1976 - Joshua Cain, American guitarist and producer

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1976 - Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer and manager

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1978 - Zac Brown, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1978 - Nick Sorensen, American football player and sportscaster

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1978 - Justin Wilson, English race car driver (d. 2015)

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1979 - Jaco Erasmus, South African-Italian rugby player

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1979 - J.J. Furmaniak, American baseball player

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1979 - Per Krøldrup, Danish footballer

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1979 - Carlos Marchena, Spanish footballer

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1979 - B.J. Novak, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

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1980 - Mikko Hirvonen, Finnish race car driver

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1980 - Mils Muliaina, New Zealand rugby player

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1981 - Titus Bramble, English footballer

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1981 - Vernon Carey, American football player

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1981 - Paul Whatuira, New Zealand rugby league player

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1982 - Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spanish tennis player

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1982 - DeMarcus Ware, American football player

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1985 - Daniel Ciofani, Italian footballer

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1985 - Rémy Di Gregorio, French cyclist

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1986 - Evgeni Malkin, Russian ice hockey player

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1986 - Brian Orakpo, American football player

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1987 - Michael Bradley, American soccer player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Alex Glenn, New Zealand rugby league player

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1989 - Victoria Azarenka, Belorussian tennis player

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1991 - Réka Luca Jani, Hungarian tennis player

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1992 - José Fernández, Cuban baseball player (d. 2016)

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1992 - Ryan Johansen, Canadian ice hockey player

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1992 - Kyle Larson, American race car driver

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1994 - Lil Uzi Vert, American hip hop artist

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54 BC - Aurelia Cotta, Roman mother of Gaius Julius Caesar (b. 120 BC)


450 - Peter Chrysologus, Italian bishop and saint (b. 380)


910 - Feng Xingxi, Chinese warlord


975 - Fu Yanqing, Chinese general (b. 898)


1358 - Étienne Marcel, French rebel leader (b. 1302)

Deaths662 years ago

1396 - William Courtenay, English archbishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1342)

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1508 - Na'od, Ethiopian emperor

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1556 - Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish priest and theologian, founded the Society of Jesus (b. 1491)

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1616 - Roger Wilbraham, Solicitor-General for Ireland (b. 1553)

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1638 - Sibylla Schwarz, German poet (b. 1621)

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1653 - Thomas Dudley, English soldier and politician, 3rd Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)

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1693 - Willem Kalf, Dutch still life painter (b. 1619)

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1726 - Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (b. 1695)

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1750 - John V, king of Portugal (b. 1689)

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1762 - Luis Vicente de Velasco e Isla, Spanish sailor and commander (b. 1711)

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1781 - John Bligh, 3rd Earl of Darnley, British parliamentarian (b. 1719)

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1784 - Denis Diderot, French philosopher and critic (b. 1713)

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1805 - Dheeran Chinnamalai, Indian soldier (b. 1756)

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1864 - Louis Christophe François Hachette, French publisher (b. 1800)

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1875 - Andrew Johnson, American general and politician, 17th President of the United States (b. 1808)

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1884 - Kiến Phúc, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1869)

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1886 - Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1811)

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1891 - Jean-Baptiste Capronnier, Belgian stained glass painter (b. 1814)

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1913 - John Milne, British geologist and mining engineer. (b. 1850)

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1914 - Jean Jaurès, French journalist and politician (b. 1859)

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1917 - Hedd Wyn, Welsh language poet (b. 1887)

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1917 - Francis Ledwidge, Irish soldier and poet (b. 1881)

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1920 - Ion Dragoumis, Greek philosopher and diplomat (b. 1878)

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1940 - Udham Singh, Indian activist (b. 1899)

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1943 - Hedley Verity, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1905)

Deaths77 years ago

1942 - Francis Younghusband, British Army Officer, explorer and spiritual writer (b.1863)

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1944 - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French pilot and poet (b. 1900)

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1953 - Robert A. Taft, American soldier and politician (b. 1889)

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1954 - Onofre Marimón, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1923)

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1958 - Eino Kaila, Finnish philosopher and psychologist, attendant of the Vienna circle (b. 1890)

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1964 - Jim Reeves, American singer-songwriter (b. 1923)

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1966 - Bud Powell, American pianist (b. 1924)

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1968 - Jack Pizzey, Australian politician, 29th Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)

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1971 - Walter P. Carter, American soldier and activist (b. 1923)

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1972 - Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian lawyer and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1899)

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1973 - Azumafuji Kin'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 40th Yokozuna (b. 1921)

Deaths47 years ago

1979 - Beatrix Lehmann, English actress and director (b. 1903)

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1980 - Pascual Jordan, German physicist, author, and academic (b. 1902)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Mohammed Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)

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1981 - Omar Torrijos, Panamanian general and politician, Military Leader of Panama (b. 1929)

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1985 - Eugene Carson Blake, American religious leader (b. 1906)

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1986 - Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (b. 1900)

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1987 - Joseph E. Levine, American film producer (b, 1905)

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1990 - Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)

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1992 - Leonard Cheshire, English captain and pilot (b. 1917)

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1992 - Md. Abdul Wajed Chowdhury, Bangladeshi politician.

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1993 - Baudouin, King of Belgium (b. 1930)

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2000 - William Keepers Maxwell Jr., American editor, novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1908)

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2001 - Francisco da Costa Gomes, Portuguese general and politician, 15th President of Portugal (b. 1914)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Guido Crepax, Italian author and illustrator (b. 1933)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Virginia Grey, American actress (b. 1917)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Wim Duisenberg, Dutch economist and politician, 1st President of the European Central Bank (b. 1935)

Deaths15 years ago

2009 - Bobby Robson, English footballer and manager (b. 1933)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Harry Alan Towers, English-Canadian screenwriter and producer (b. 1920)

Deaths11 years ago

2012 - Mollie Hunter, Scottish author and playwright (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Alfredo Ramos, Brazilian footballer and coach (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gore Vidal, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tony Sly, American musician, singer-songwriter (b. 1970)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Michael Ansara, Syrian-American actor (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Michel Donnet, English-Belgian general and pilot (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Graves, American captain and author (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Trevor Storer, English businessman, founded Pukka Pies (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Warren Bennis, American scholar, author, and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nabarun Bhattacharya, Indian journalist and author (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jeff Bourne, English footballer (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wilfred Feinberg, American lawyer and judge (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Alan Cheuse, American writer and critic (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Howard W. Jones, American surgeon and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Billy Pierce, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Roddy Piper, Canadian wrestler and actor (b. 1954)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Richard Schweiker, American soldier and politician, 14th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 58th Yokozuna (b. 1955)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Seymour Papert, South African mathematician (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Jeanne Moreau, French actress (b. 1928)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Tony Bullimore, British sailor & businessman (b. 1939)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Harold Prince, noted Broadway producer and director, who received more Tony awards than anyone else in history (b. 1928)

Deaths1 years ago

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