Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Armed Forces Day (China) or Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army (People's Republic of China)

Holidays and observances

Celebration of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which ended the slavery in the British Empire, generally celebrated as a part of Carnival, as the Caribbean Carnival takes place at this time (British West Indies):Earliest day on which Caribana celebration can fall, celebrated on the first Weekend of August. (Toronto)

Holidays and observances

Celebration of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which ended the slavery in the British Empire, generally celebrated as a part of Carnival, as the Caribbean Carnival takes place at this time (British West Indies):Earliest day on which Emancipation Day can fall, celebrated on the first Monday of August. (Anguilla, the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands)

Holidays and observances

Celebration of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which ended the slavery in the British Empire, generally celebrated as a part of Carnival, as the Caribbean Carnival takes place at this time (British West Indies):Emancipation Day (Barbados, Bermuda, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which August Bank Holiday (Ireland) can fall, while August 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of August.

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Civic Holiday can fall, while August 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of August. (Canada)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Commerce Day, or Frídagur verslunarmanna, can fall, while August 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of August. (Iceland)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Constitution Day (Cook Islands) can fall, while August 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of August.

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Farmers' Day can fall, while August 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of August. (Zambia)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which International Beer Day can fall, while August 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Friday of August.

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Friendship Day can fall, while August 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday of August. (United States)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Kadooment Day can fall, while August 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of August (Barbados)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Labor Day (Samoa) can fall, while August 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of August (Samoa)

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Holidays and observances

National Day, celebrates the independence of Benin from France in 1960.

Holidays and observances

National Day, commemorates Switzerland becoming a single unit in 1291.

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Holidays and observances

The beginning of autumn observances in the Northern hemisphere and spring observances in the Southern hemisphere (Neopagan Wheel of the Year):Lughnasadh in the Northern hemisphere, Imbolc in the Southern hemisphere; traditionally begins on the eve of August 1. (Gaels, Ireland, Scotland, Neopagans)

Holidays and observances

The beginning of autumn observances in the Northern hemisphere and spring observances in the Southern hemisphere (Neopagan Wheel of the Year):Lammas (England, Scotland, Neopagans)

Holidays and observances

The beginning of autumn observances in the Northern hemisphere and spring observances in the Southern hemisphere (Neopagan Wheel of the Year):Pachamama Raymi (Quechuan in Ecuador and Peru)

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The first day of Carnaval del Pueblo (Burgess Park, London, England)

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Events

30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.

Events

AD 69 - Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.

Events

527 - Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.

Events

607 - Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).

Events

902 - Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabids army, concluding the Muslim conquest of Sicily.

Events

1203 - Isaac II Angelos, restored Eastern Roman Emperor, declares his son Alexios IV Angelos co-emperor after pressure from the forces of the Fourth Crusade.

Events817 years ago

1291 - The Old Swiss Confederacy is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter.

Events729 years ago
Events551 years ago

1498 - Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.

Events522 years ago

1571 - The Ottoman conquest of Cyprus is concluded, by the surrender of Famagusta.

Events449 years ago

1620 - Speedwell leaves Delfshaven to bring pilgrims to America by way of England.

Events400 years ago

1664 - Ottoman forces are defeated in the battle of Saint Gotthard by an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli, resulting in the Peace of Vasvár.

Events356 years ago

1714 - George, Elector of Hanover, becomes King George I of Great Britain, marking the beginning of the Georgian era of British history.

Events306 years ago

1759 - Seven Years' War: The Battle of Minden, an allied Anglo-German army victory over the French. In Britain this was one of a number of events that constituted the Annus Mirabilis of 1759 and is celebrated as Minden Day by certain British Army regiments.

Events261 years ago

1774 - British scientist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen gas, corroborating the prior discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.

Events246 years ago

1798 - French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay): Battle begins when a British fleet engages the French Revolutionary Navy fleet in an unusual night action.

Events222 years ago
Events220 years ago

1801 - First Barbary War: The American schooner USS Enterprise captures the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli in a single-ship action off the coast of modern-day Libya.

Events219 years ago

1834 - Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.

Events186 years ago

1842 - The Lombard Street riot erupts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Events178 years ago

1855 - The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.

Events165 years ago

1876 - Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

Events144 years ago
Events127 years ago

1894 - The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.

Events126 years ago

1907 - The start of the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.

Events113 years ago

1911 - Harriet Quimby takes her pilot's test and becomes the first U.S. woman to earn an Aero Club of America aviator's certificate.

Events109 years ago

1914 - The German Empire declares war on the Russian Empire at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilizes because of World War I.

Events106 years ago

1927 - The Nanchang Uprising marks the first significant battle in the Chinese Civil War between the Kuomintang and Chinese Communist Party. This day is commemorated as the anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army.

Events93 years ago

1933 - Anti-Fascist activists Bruno Tesch, Walter Möller, Karl Wolff and August Lütgens are executed by the Nazi regime in Altona.

Events87 years ago

1936 - The Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.

Events84 years ago

1937 - Josip Broz Tito reads the resolution "Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH" to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.

Events83 years ago

1943 - World War II: Operation Tidal Wave also known as "Black Sunday", was a failed American attempt to destroy Romanian oil fields.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi German occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.

Events76 years ago

1946 - Leaders of the Russian Liberation Army, a force of Russian prisoners of war that collaborated with Nazi Germany, are executed in Moscow, Soviet Union for treason.

Events74 years ago

1950 - Guam is organized as a United States commonwealth as the President Harry S. Truman signs the Guam Organic Act.

Events70 years ago

1957 - The United States and Canada form the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

Events63 years ago

1960 - Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.

Events60 years ago
Events60 years ago

1961 - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara orders the creation of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the nation's first centralized military espionage organization.

Events59 years ago

1964 - The former Belgian Congo is renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Events56 years ago

1965 - Frank Herbert's novel, Dune was published for the first time. It was named as the world's best-selling science fiction novel in 2003.

Events55 years ago

1966 - Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.

Events54 years ago

1966 - Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.

Events54 years ago

1968 - The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.

Events52 years ago

1971 - The Concert for Bangladesh, organized by former Beatle George Harrison, is held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Events49 years ago

1974 - Cyprus dispute: The United Nations Security Council authorizes the UNFICYP to create the "Green Line", dividing Cyprus into two zones.

Events46 years ago

1980 - Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the world's first democratically elected female head of state.

Events40 years ago

1980 - A train crash kills 18 people in County Cork, Ireland.

Events40 years ago

1981 - MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.

Events39 years ago

1984 - Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, England.

Events36 years ago

1988 - A British soldier was killed in the Inglis Barracks bombing in London, England.

Events32 years ago
Events27 years ago

1998 - The establishment of Muslim Medics, one of the largest student-led societies in Imperial College London that provides both academic and wellbeing support to medical students of all backgrounds.

Events22 years ago

2004 - A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 others in Asunción, Paraguay.

Events16 years ago

2007 - The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145.

Events13 years ago

2008 - The Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway begins operation as the fastest commuter rail system in the world.

Events12 years ago

2008 - Eleven mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth in the worst single accident in the history of K2 mountaineering.

Events12 years ago

2017 - A suicide attack on a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills 20 people.

Events3 years ago

Births

10 BC - Claudius, Roman emperor (d. 54)

Births

126 - Pertinax, Roman emperor (d. 193)

Births

845 - Sugawara no Michizane, Japanese scholar and politician (d. 903)

Births

992 - Hyeonjong, Korean king (d. 1031)

Births

1068 - Taizu, Chinese emperor (d. 1123)

Births952 years ago

1313 - Kōgon, Japanese emperor (d. 1364)

Births707 years ago

1377 - Go-Komatsu, Japanese emperor (d. 1433)

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Births635 years ago

1410 - Jan IV, count of Nassau-Dillenburg (d. 1475)

Births610 years ago

1492 - Wolfgang, German prince (d. 1566)

Births528 years ago

1520 - Sigismund II, Polish king (d. 1572)

Births500 years ago

1545 - Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and scholar (d. 1622)

Births475 years ago

1555 - Edward Kelley, English spirit medium (d. 1597)

Births465 years ago

1579 - Luis Vélez de Guevara, Spanish author and playwright (d. 1644)

Births441 years ago

1626 - Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi and theorist (d. 1676)

Births394 years ago
Births390 years ago

1659 - Sebastiano Ricci, Italian painter (d. 1734)

Births361 years ago

1713 - Charles I, German duke and prince (d. 1780)

Births307 years ago

1714 - Richard Wilson, Welsh painter and academic (d. 1782)

Births306 years ago

1738 - Jacques François Dugommier, French general (d. 1794)

Births282 years ago

1744 - Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French soldier, biologist, and academic (d. 1829)

Births276 years ago

1770 - William Clark, American soldier, explorer, and politician, 4th Governor of Missouri Territory (d. 1838)

Births250 years ago

1778 - Mary Jefferson Eppes, daughter of Thomas Jefferson who died in childbirth (d. 1804)

Births242 years ago

1779 - Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and poet (d. 1843)

Births241 years ago

1779 - Lorenz Oken, German-Swiss botanist, biologist, and ornithologist (d. 1851)

Births241 years ago

1809 - William B. Travis, American colonel and lawyer (d. 1836)

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1815 - Richard Henry Dana, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1882)

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1818 - Maria Mitchell, American astronomer and academic (d. 1889)

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1819 - Herman Melville, American novelist, short story writer, and poet (d. 1891)

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1831 - Antonio Cotogni, Italian opera singer and educator (d. 1918)

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

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1856 - George Coulthard, Australian footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)

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1858 - Gaston Doumergue, French lawyer and politician, 13th President of France (d. 1937)

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1858 - Hans Rott, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1884)

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1861 - Sammy Jones, Australian cricketer (d. 1951)

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1865 - Isobel Lilian Gloag, English painter (d. 1917)

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1871 - John Lester, American cricketer and soccer player (d. 1969)

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1877 - George Hackenschmidt, Estonian-English wrestler and strongman (d. 1968)

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1878 - Konstantinos Logothetopoulos, Greek physician and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1961)

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1881 - Otto Toeplitz, German mathematician and academic (d. 1940)

Births139 years ago

1885 - George de Hevesy, Hungarian-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)

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1889 - Walter Gerlach, German physicist and academic (d. 1979)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Karl Kobelt, Swiss lawyer and politician, 52nd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1968)

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Births127 years ago

1894 - Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)

Births126 years ago

1898 - Morris Stoloff, American composer and musical director (d. 1980)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Raymond Mays, English race car driver and businessman (d. 1980)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Otto Nothling, Australian cricketer and rugby player (d. 1965)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Francisco Guilledo, Filipino boxer (d. 1925)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Paul Horgan, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1995)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Helen Sawyer Hogg, American-Canadian astronomer and academic (d. 1993)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Eric Shipton, Sri Lankan-English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)

Births113 years ago

1910 - James Henry Govier, English painter and illustrator (d. 1974)

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1910 - Walter Scharf, American pianist and composer (d. 2003)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Gerda Taro, German war photographer (d. 1937)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Jackie Ormes, American journalist and cartoonist (d. 1985)

Births109 years ago

1912 - David Brand, Australian politician, 19th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1979)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Gego, German-Venezuelan sculptor and academic (d. 1994)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Henry Jones, American actor (d. 1999)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Jack Delano, American photographer and composer (d. 1997)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Alan Moore, Australian painter and educator (d. 2015)

Births106 years ago

1914 - J. Lee Thompson, English-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Anne Hébert, Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)

Births104 years ago

1918 - T. J. Jemison, American minister and activist (d. 2013)

Births102 years ago

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

Births101 years ago

1920 - Raul Renter, Estonian economist and chess player (d. 1992)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Jack Kramer, American tennis player, sailor, and sportscaster (d. 2009)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Pat McDonald, Australian actress (d. 1990)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Arthur Hill, Canadian-American actor (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Val Bettin, American actor

Births97 years ago

1924 - Marcia Mae Jones, American actress and singer (d. 2007)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Frank Worrell, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1967)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Ernst Jandl, Austrian poet and author (d. 2000)

Births95 years ago

1926 - George Hauptfuhrer, American basketball player and lawyer (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Hannah Hauxwell, English TV personality (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1927 - María Teresa López Boegeholz, Chilean oceanographer (d. 2006)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Anthony G. Bosco, American bishop (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Jack Shea, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Hafizullah Amin, Afghan educator and politician, Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1979)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ann Calvello, American roller derby racer (d. 2006)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Leila Abashidze, Georgian actress (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Lionel Bart, English composer (d. 1999)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher (d. 2002)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Julie Bovasso, American actress and writer (d. 1991)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Lawrence Eagleburger, American lieutenant and politician, 62nd United States Secretary of State (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Károly Grósz, Hungarian politician, 51st Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1996)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Ramblin' Jack Elliott, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births89 years ago

1931 - Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (d. 2016)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Meir Kahane, American-Israeli rabbi and activist, founded the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Meena Kumari, Indian actress (d. 1972)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Dom DeLuise, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2009)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player and manager

Births87 years ago

1933 - Teri Shields, American actress, producer, and agent (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Dušan Třeštík, Czech historian and author (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1934 - John Beck, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2000)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Derek Birdsall, English graphic designer

Births86 years ago

1935 - Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1936 - W. D. Hamilton, Egyptian born British biologist, psychologist, and academic (d. 2000)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Yves Saint Laurent, Algerian-French fashion designer, co-founded Yves Saint Laurent (d. 2008)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Laurie Taylor, English sociologist, radio host, and academic

Births84 years ago

1937 - Al D'Amato, American lawyer and politician

Births83 years ago

1939 - Bob Frankford, English-Canadian physician and politician (d. 2015)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Terry Kiser, American actor

Births81 years ago

1939 - Stephen Sykes, English bishop and theologian (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Robert James Waller, American author and photographer (d. 2017)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire

Births80 years ago

1940 - Henry Silverman, American businessman, founded Cendant

Births80 years ago

1940 - Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Iranian writer and actor

Births80 years ago

1941 - Ron Brown, American captain and politician, 30th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1996)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Jerry Garcia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1944 - Dmitry Nikolayevich Filippov, Russian banker and politician (d. 1998)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Douglas Osheroff, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births75 years ago

1946 - Boz Burrell, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and guitarist (d. 2006)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Rick Coonce, American drummer (d. 2011)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Richard O. Covey, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births74 years ago

1946 - Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist and academic

Births74 years ago

1947 - Lorna Goodison, Jamaican poet and author

Births73 years ago

1947 - Chantal Montellier, French comics creator and artist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Avi Arad, Israeli-American screenwriter and producer, founded Marvel Studios

Births72 years ago

1948 - Cliff Branch, American football player

Births72 years ago

1948 - David Gemmell, English journalist and author (d. 2006)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Kyrgyzstani politician, 2nd President of Kyrgyzstan

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jim Carroll, American poet, author, and musician (d. 2009)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ray Nettles, American football player (d. 2009)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Roy Williams, American basketball player and coach

Births70 years ago

1951 - Tim Bachman, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Tommy Bolin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Pete Mackanin, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births69 years ago

1952 - Zoran Đinđić, Serbian philosopher and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Robert Cray, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Howard Kurtz, American journalist and author

Births67 years ago

1954 - Trevor Berbick, Jamaican-Canadian boxer (d. 2006)

Births66 years ago

1954 - James Gleick, American journalist and author

Births66 years ago

1954 - Benno Möhlmann, German footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1957 - Taylor Negron, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Rob Buck, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2000)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Michael Penn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Kiki Vandeweghe, American basketball player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Joe Elliott, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Chuck D, American rapper and songwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Suzi Gardner, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births60 years ago

1962 - Jacob Matlala, South African boxer (d. 2013)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Demián Bichir, Mexican-American actor and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Coolio, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - John Carroll Lynch, American actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut and engineer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Dean Wareham, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Adam Duritz, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Fiona Hyslop, Scottish businesswoman and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Augusta Read Thomas, American composer, conductor and educator

Births56 years ago

1965 - Brandt Jobe, American golfer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Sam Mendes, English director and producer

Births55 years ago

1966 - James St. James, American club promoter and author

Births54 years ago

1967 - Gregg Jefferies, American baseball player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - José Padilha, Brazilian director, producer and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Stacey Augmon, American basketball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Dan Donegan, American heavy metal guitarist and songwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Shigetoshi Hasegawa, Japanese baseball player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Andrei Borissov, Estonian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Kevin Jarvis, American baseball player and scout

Births51 years ago

1969 - Graham Thorpe, English cricketer and journalist

Births51 years ago

1970 - Quentin Coryatt, American football player

Births50 years ago

1970 - David James, English footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Eugenie van Leeuwen, Dutch cricketer

Births50 years ago

1972 - Nicke Andersson, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Christer Basma, Norwegian footballer and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Todd Bouman, American football player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Thomas Woods, American historian, economist, and academic

Births48 years ago

1973 - Gregg Berhalter, American soccer player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian runner

Births47 years ago

1973 - Edurne Pasaban, Spanish mountaineer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Cher Calvin, American journalist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Marek Galiński, Polish cyclist (d. 2014)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Tyron Henderson, South African cricketer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Dennis Lawrence, Trinidadian footballer and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Beckie Scott, Canadian skier

Births46 years ago

1975 - Vhrsti, Czech author and illustrator

Births45 years ago

1976 - Don Hertzfeldt, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - David Nemirovsky, Canadian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Cristian Stoica, Romanian-Italian rugby player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Marc Denis, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1977 - Haspop, French-Moroccan dancer, choreographer, and actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Darnerien McCants, American-Canadian football player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Damien Saez, French singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Yoshi Tatsu, Japanese wrestler and boxer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Andy Blignaut, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Björn Ferry, Swedish biathlete

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dhani Harrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Chris Iwelumo, Scottish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Edgerrin James, American football player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Junior Agogo, Ghanaian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Nathan Fien, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jason Momoa, American actor, director, and producer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Mancini, Brazilian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Romain Barras, French decathlete

Births40 years ago

1980 - Esteban Paredes, Chilean footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Dean Cox, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Pia Haraldsen, Norwegian journalist and author

Births39 years ago

1981 - Christofer Heimeroth, German footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jamie Jones-Buchanan, English rugby player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Basem Fathi, Jordanian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Montserrat Lombard, English actress, director, and screenwriter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Bobby Carpenter, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Craig Clarke, New Zealand rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Julien Faubert, French footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - David Gervasi, Swiss decathlete

Births37 years ago

1984 - Steve Feak, American game designer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Francesco Gavazzi, Italian cyclist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Brandon Kintzler, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Bastian Schweinsteiger, German footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Stuart Holden, Scottish-American soccer player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Adam Jones, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Cole Kimball, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tendai Mtawarira, South African rugby player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kris Stadsgaard, Danish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dušan Švento, Slovak footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Damien Allen, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Anton Strålman, Swedish ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Andrew Taylor, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Elena Vesnina, Russian tennis player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mike Wallace, American football player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Iago Aspas, Spanish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Karen Carney, English women's football winger

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sébastien Pocognoli, Belgian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Lee Wallace, Scottish footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Mustafa Abdellaoue, Norwegian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Patryk Małecki, Polish footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Bodene Thompson, New Zealand rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Madison Bumgarner, American baseball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Tiffany Hwang, Korean American singer, songwriter, and actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Aledmys Díaz, Cuban baseball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jean Hugues Gregoire, Mauritian swimmer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Elton Jantjies, South African rugby player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Piotr Malarczyk, Polish footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Marco Puntoriere, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Austin Rivers, American basketball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Mrunal Thakur, Indian actress

Births28 years ago

1993 - Álex Abrines, Spanish basketball player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Leon Thomas III, American actor and singer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Sergeal Petersen, South African rugby player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Ayaka Wada, Japanese singer

Births26 years ago

1996 - Katie Boulter, English tennis player

Births24 years ago

2001 - Park Si-eun, South Korean actress

Births19 years ago

Deaths

30 BC - Mark Antony, Roman general and politician (b. 83 BC)

Deaths

371 - Eusebius of Vercelli, Italian bishop and saint (b. 283)

Deaths

527 - Justin I, Byzantine emperor (b. 450)

Deaths

873 - Thachulf, duke of Thuringia

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946 - Ali ibn Isa al-Jarrah, Abbasid vizier (b. 859)

Deaths

946 - Lady Xu Xinyue, Chinese queen (b. 902)

Deaths1074 years ago

953 - Yingtian, Chinese Khitan empress (b. 879)

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984 - Æthelwold, bishop of Winchester

Deaths

1098 - Adhemar of Le Puy, French papal legate

Deaths922 years ago

1137 - Louis VI, king of France (b. 1081)

Deaths883 years ago

1146 - Vsevolod II of Kiev, Russian prince

Deaths874 years ago

1227 - Shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179)

Deaths793 years ago

1252 - Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, Italian archbishop and explorer (b. 1180)

Deaths768 years ago

1299 - Conrad de Lichtenberg, Bishop of Strasbourg (b. 1240)

Deaths721 years ago
Deaths618 years ago

1457 - Lorenzo Valla, Italian author and educator (b. 1406)

Deaths563 years ago

1464 - Cosimo de' Medici, Italian ruler (b. 1386)

Deaths556 years ago

1494 - Giovanni Santi, artist and father of Raphael (b. c. 1435)

Deaths526 years ago

1541 - Simon Grynaeus, German theologian and scholar (b. 1493)

Deaths479 years ago
Deaths477 years ago

1546 - Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1506)

Deaths474 years ago

1557 - Olaus Magnus, Swedish archbishop, historian, and cartographer (b. 1490)

Deaths463 years ago

1580 - Albrecht Giese, Polish-German politician and diplomat (b. 1524)

Deaths440 years ago

1589 - Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)

Deaths431 years ago

1603 - Matthew Browne, English politician (b. 1563)

Deaths417 years ago
Deaths306 years ago

1787 - Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, Italian bishop and saint (b. 1696)

Deaths233 years ago

1795 - Clas Bjerkander, Swedish meteorologist, botanist, and entomologist (b. 1735)

Deaths225 years ago

1796 - Sir Robert Pigot, 2nd Baronet, English colonel and politician (b. 1720)

Deaths224 years ago

1798 - François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers, French admiral (b. 1753)

Deaths222 years ago

1807 - John Boorman, English cricketer (b. c. 1754)

Deaths213 years ago

1807 - John Walker, English actor, philologist, and lexicographer (b. 1732)

Deaths213 years ago

1808 - Lady Diana Beauclerk, English painter and illustrator (b. 1734)

Deaths212 years ago

1812 - Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (b. 1763)

Deaths208 years ago

1851 - William Joseph Behr, German publicist and academic (b. 1775)

Deaths169 years ago

1863 - Jind Kaur Majarani (Regent) of the Sikh Empire (b. 1817)

Deaths157 years ago

1866 - John Ross, American tribal chief (b. 1790)

Deaths154 years ago

1869 - Peter Julian Eymard, French Priest and Founder Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (b. 1811)

Deaths151 years ago

1869 - Richard Dry, Australian politician, 7th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1815)

Deaths151 years ago

1903 - Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman and scout (b. 1853)

Deaths117 years ago

1911 - Edwin Austin Abbey, American painter and illustrator (b. 1852)

Deaths109 years ago

1911 - Samuel Arza Davenport, American lawyer and politician (b. 1843)

Deaths109 years ago

1918 - John Riley Banister, American cowboy and police officer (b. 1854)

Deaths102 years ago

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

Deaths100 years ago

1921 - T.J. Ryan, Australian politician, 19th Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)

Deaths99 years ago

1922 - Donát Bánki, Hungarian engineer (b. 1856)

Deaths98 years ago

1929 - Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (b. 1870)

Deaths91 years ago

1938 - Edmund C. Tarbell, American painter and academic (b. 1862)

Deaths82 years ago

1943 - Lydia Litvyak, Russian lieutenant and pilot (b. 1921)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Manuel L. Quezon, Filipino soldier, lawyer, and politician, 2nd President of the Philippines (b. 1878)

Deaths76 years ago

1959 - Jean Behra, French race car driver (b. 1921)

Deaths61 years ago

1963 - Theodore Roethke, American poet (b. 1908)

Deaths57 years ago

1966 - Charles Whitman, American murderer (b. 1941)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1900)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Frances Farmer, American actress (b. 1913)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Doris Fleeson, American journalist (b. 1901)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1883)

Deaths50 years ago

1973 - Gian Francesco Malipiero, Italian composer and educator (b. 1882)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Walter Ulbricht, German soldier and politician (b. 1893)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian cardinal (b. 1898)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Francis Gary Powers, American captain and pilot (b. 1929)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Patrick Depailler, French race car driver (b. 1944)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Strother Martin, American actor (b. 1919)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Paddy Chayefsky, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - T. Thirunavukarasu, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths38 years ago

1989 - John Ogdon, English pianist and composer (b. 1937)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Norbert Elias, German-Dutch sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1897)

Deaths30 years ago

1996 - Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian physician and surgeon (b. 1929)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Eva Bartok, Hungarian-British actress (b. 1927)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Guy Thys, Belgian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1922)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Marie Trintignant, French actress and screenwriter (b. 1962)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Philip Abelson, American physicist and author (b. 1913)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Al Aronowitz, American journalist (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Wim Boost, Dutch cartoonist and educator (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter and sculptor (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Fahd of Saudi Arabia (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Bob Thaves, American illustrator (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Iris Marion Young, American political scientist and activist (b. 1949)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Tommy Makem, Irish singer-songwriter and banjo player (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Gertan Klauber, Czech-English actor (b. 1932)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Corazon Aquino, Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines (b. 1933)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican-American activist (b. 1919)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer (b. 1910)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Aldo Maldera, Italian footballer and agent (b. 1953)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Douglas Townsend, American composer and musicologist (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Barry Trapnell, English cricketer and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - John Amis, English journalist and critic (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gail Kobe, American actress and producer (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Babe Martin, American baseball player (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Toby Saks, American cellist and educator (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Wilford White, American football player (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Valyantsin Byalkevich, Belarusian footballer and manager (b. 1973)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jan Roar Leikvoll, Norwegian author (b. 1974)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Charles T. Payne, American soldier (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mike Smith, English radio and television host (b. 1955)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Stephan Beckenbauer, German footballer and manager (b. 1968)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Cilla Black, English singer and actress (b. 1943)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Bernard d'Espagnat, French physicist, philosopher, and author (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Bob Frankford, English-Canadian physician and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Hong Yuanshuo, Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago
Deaths4 years ago

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