Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Constitution Day (Cook Islands); first Monday in August

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


367 - Gratian receives the title of Augustus under his father, Valentinian I.


598 - Goguryeo-Sui War: Emperor Wéndi of Sui orders his youngest son, Yang Liang (assisted by the co-prime minister Gao Jiong), to conquer Goguryeo (Korea) during the Manchurian rainy season, with a Chinese army and navy.


1265 - Second Barons' War: Battle of Evesham: The army of Prince Edward (the future king Edward I of England) defeats the forces of rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, killing de Montfort and many of his allies.

Events755 years ago

1578 - Battle of Al Kasr al Kebir: The Moroccans defeat the Portuguese. King Sebastian of Portugal is killed in the battle, leaving his elderly uncle, Cardinal Henry, as his heir. This initiates a succession crisis in Portugal.

Events442 years ago

1693 - Date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon's invention of champagne; it is not clear whether he actually invented champagne, however he has been credited as an innovator who developed the techniques used to perfect sparkling wine.

Events327 years ago
Events319 years ago

1704 - War of the Spanish Succession: Gibraltar is captured by an English and Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir George Rooke and allied with Archduke Charles.

Events316 years ago

1783 - Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing about 1,400 people. The eruption causes a famine, which results in an additional 20,000 deaths.

Events237 years ago

1789 - France: members of the National Constituent Assembly take an oath to end feudalism and abandon their privileges.

Events231 years ago

1790 - A newly passed tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (the forerunner of the United States Coast Guard).

Events230 years ago

1791 - The Treaty of Sistova is signed, ending the Ottoman–Habsburg wars.

Events229 years ago
Events224 years ago

1821 - The Saturday Evening Post is published for the first time as a weekly newspaper.

Events199 years ago

1824 - The Battle of Kos is fought between Turkish and Greek forces.

Events196 years ago

1854 - The Hinomaru is established as the official flag to be flown from Japanese ships.

Events166 years ago

1863 - Matica slovenská, Slovakia's public-law cultural and scientific institution focusing on topics around the Slovak nation, is established in Martin.

Events157 years ago

1873 - American Indian Wars: While protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, the United States 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer clashes for the first time with the Cheyenne and Lakota people near the Tongue River; only one man on each side is killed.

Events147 years ago

1889 - The Great Fire of Spokane, Washington destroys some 32 blocks of the city, prompting a mass rebuilding project.

Events131 years ago

1892 - The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home. She was tried and acquitted for the crimes a year later.

Events128 years ago

1914 - In response to the German invasion of Belgium, Belgium and the British Empire declare war on Germany. The United States declares its neutrality.

Events106 years ago
Events105 years ago

1924 - Diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Soviet Union are established.

Events96 years ago
Events84 years ago

1944 - The Holocaust: A tip from a Dutch informer leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse, where they find and arrest Jewish diarist Anne Frank, her family, and four others.

Events76 years ago

1946 - An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. One hundred are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.

Events74 years ago

1947 - The Supreme Court of Japan is established.

Events73 years ago

1964 - Civil rights movement: Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21.

Events56 years ago

1964 - Gulf of Tonkin incident: U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy falsely report coming under attack in the Gulf of Tonkin.

Events56 years ago

1965 - The Constitution of the Cook Islands comes into force, giving the Cook Islands self-governing status within New Zealand.

Events55 years ago

1969 - Vietnam War: At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, American representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuân Thuỷ begin secret peace negotiations. The negotiations will eventually fail.

Events51 years ago

1974 - A bomb explodes in the Italicus Express train at San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy, killing 12 people and wounding 22.

Events46 years ago

1975 - The Japanese Red Army takes more than 50 hostages at the AIA Building housing several embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hostages include the U.S. consul and the Swedish Chargé d'affaires. The gunmen win the release of five imprisoned comrades and fly with them to Libya.

Events45 years ago
Events43 years ago

1984 - The Republic of Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.

Events36 years ago

1987 - The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine which had required radio and television stations to present controversial issues "fairly".

Events33 years ago

1993 - A federal judge sentences Los Angeles Police Department officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King's civil rights.

Events27 years ago
Events25 years ago

2006 - A massacre is carried out by Sri Lankan government forces, killing 17 employees of the French INGO Action Against Hunger (known internationally as Action Contre la Faim, or ACF).

Events14 years ago

2007 - NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is launched.

Events13 years ago

2019 - Nine people are killed and 26 injured in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio. This comes only 12 hours after another mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, where 22 people were killed.

Events1 years ago


1222 - Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester, English soldier (d. 1262)

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1463 - Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici, Florentine patron of the arts (d. 1503)

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1470 - Bernardo Dovizi, Italian cardinal (d. 1520)

Births550 years ago

1470 - Lucrezia de' Medici, Italian noblewoman (d. 1553)

Births550 years ago

1521 - Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)

Births499 years ago

1522 - Udai Singh II, King of Mewar (d. 1572)

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1604 - François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French cleric and author (d. 1676)

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1611 - Jan van den Hoecke, Flemish painter (d. 1651)

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1623 - Friedrich Casimir, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (1641–1680) and Hanau-Münzenberg (1642–1680) (d. 1685)

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1701 - Thomas Blackwell, Scottish historian and scholar (d. 1757)

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1719 - Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German mineralogist and geologist (d. 1767)

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1755 - Nicolas-Jacques Conté, French soldier, painter, balloonist, and inventor (d. 1805)

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1792 - Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet and playwright (d. 1822)

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1805 - William Rowan Hamilton, Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1865)

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1821 - Louis Vuitton, French fashion designer, founded Louis Vuitton (d. 1892)

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1821 - James Springer White, American religious leader, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1881)

Births199 years ago

1834 - John Venn, English mathematician and philosopher (d. 1923)

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1836 - Jens Vilhelm Dahlerup, Danish architect (d. 1907)

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1839 - Walter Pater, English author, critic, and academic (d. 1894)

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1844 - Henri Berger, German composer and bandleader (d. 1929)

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1853 - John Henry Twachtman, American painter, etcher, and academic (d. 1902)

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1859 - Knut Hamsun, Norwegian novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1952)

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1867 - Jake Beckley, American baseball player and coach (d. 1918)

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1870 - Harry Lauder, Scottish actor and singer (d. 1950)

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1871 - William Holman, English-Australian politician, 19th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1934)

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1876 - Giovanni Giuriati, Italian lawyer and politician (d. 1970)

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1876 - John Scaddan, Australian politician, 10th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1934)

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1884 - Béla Balázs, Hungarian poet and critic (d. 1949)

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1884 - Henri Cornet, French cyclist (d. 1941)

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1887 - Albert M. Greenfield, Ukrainian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1967)

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1888 - Taher Saifuddin, Indian religious leader, 51st Da'i al-Mutlaq (d. 1965)

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1890 - Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player and manager (d. 1957)

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1893 - Fritz Gause, German historian and curator (d. 1973)

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1898 - Ernesto Maserati, Italian race car driver and engineer (d. 1975)

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1900 - Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (d. 2002)

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1901 - Louis Armstrong, American trumpet player and singer (d. 1971)

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1901 - Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1972)

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1902 - Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (d. 1981)

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1904 - Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author and playwright (d. 1969)

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1904 - Helen Kane, American singer and actress (d. 1966)

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1904 - Joe Tate, English footballer and manager (d. 1973)

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1906 - Eugen Schuhmacher, German zoologist, director, and producer (d. 1973)

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1908 - Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (d. 1994)

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1909 - Glenn Cunningham, American runner and academic (d. 1988)

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1910 - Anita Page, American actress (d. 2008)

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1910 - William Schuman, American composer and educator (d. 1992)

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1910 - Hedda Sterne, Romanian-American painter and photographer (d. 2011)

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

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1912 - David Raksin, American composer and educator (d. 2004)

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1912 - Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish architect and diplomat (d. 1947)

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1913 - Wesley Addy, American actor (d. 1996)

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1913 - Robert Hayden, American poet and educator (d. 1980)

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1913 - Johann Niemann, German lieutenant (d. 1943)

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1915 - Warren Avis, American businessman, founded Avis Rent a Car System (d. 2007)

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1917 - John Fitch, American race car driver and engineer (d. 2012)

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1918 - Brian Crozier, Australian-English historian and journalist (d. 2012)

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1919 - Michel Déon, French novelist, playwright, and critic (d. 2016)

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1920 - Helen Thomas, American journalist and author (d. 2013)

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1921 - Herb Ellis, American guitarist (d. 2010)

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1921 - Maurice Richard, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2000)

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1922 - Mayme Agnew Clayton, American librarian (d.2006)

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1922 - Luis Aponte Martínez, Puerto Rican cardinal (d. 2012)

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1926 - George Irving Bell, American physicist, biologist, and mountaineer (d. 2000)

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1926 - Perry Moss, American football player and coach (d. 2014)

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1928 - Christian Goethals, Belgian race car driver (d. 2003)

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1928 - Gerard Damiano, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

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1928 - Nadežka Mosusova, Serbian composer

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1929 - Kishore Kumar, Indian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1987)

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1929 - Vellore G. Ramabhadran, Mridangam artiste from Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ali al-Sistani, Iranian-Iraqi cleric and scholar

Births90 years ago

1931 - Naren Tamhane, Indian cricketer (d. 2002)

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1932 - Frances E. Allen, American computer scientist and academic

Births88 years ago

1932 - Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist, founded Friends of Nature (d. 2010)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Dallas Green, American baseball player and manager (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Carol Arthur, American actress and producer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Hans-Walter Eigenbrodt, German footballer and coach (d. 1997)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Michael J. Noonan, Irish farmer and politician, 25th Minister of Defence for Ireland (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Giorgos Zographos, Greek singer and actor (d. 2005)

Births84 years ago

1937 - David Bedford, English keyboard player, composer, and conductor (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Ellen Schrecker, American historian and academic

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1939 - Frankie Ford, American R&B/rock & roll singer (d. 2015)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Robin Harper, Scottish academic and politician

Births80 years ago

1940 - Larry Knechtel, American bass player and pianist (d. 2009)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Frances Stewart, English economist and academic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Timi Yuro, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Martin Jarvis, English actor

Births79 years ago

1941 - Andy Smillie, English footballer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ted Strickland, American psychologist and politician, 68th Governor of Ohio

Births79 years ago

1942 - Don S. Davis, American actor (d. 2008)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Cleon Jones, American baseball player

Births78 years ago

1942 - David Lange, New Zealand lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 2005)

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1943 - Barbara Saß-Viehweger, German politician, lawyer and civil law notary

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper and footballer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Richard Belzer, American actor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Doudou Ndoye, Senegalese lawyer and politician

Births76 years ago

1945 - Paul McCarthy, American painter and sculptor

Births75 years ago

1945 - Alan Mulally, American engineer and businessman

Births75 years ago

1946 - Aleksei Turovski, Estonian zoologist and ethologist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Klaus Schulze, German keyboard player and songwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Johnny Grubb, American baseball player and coach

Births72 years ago

1949 - John Riggins, American football player, sportscaster, and actor

Births71 years ago

1950 - Caldwell Jones, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)

Births70 years ago

1950 - N. Rangaswamy, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Chief Minister of Puducherry

Births70 years ago

1951 - Peter Goodfellow, English geneticist and academic

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1952 - Moya Brennan, Irish singer-songwriter and harp player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gábor Demszky, Hungarian sociologist, lawyer, and politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Hiroyuki Usui, Japanese footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1954 - Anatoliy Kinakh, Ukrainian engineer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Ukraine

Births66 years ago

1954 - Steve Phillips, English footballer

Births66 years ago

1954 - François Valéry, Algerian-French singer-songwriter

Births66 years ago

1955 - Alberto Gonzales, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 80th United States Attorney General

Births65 years ago

1955 - Billy Bob Thornton, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1957 - Rupert Farley, British actor and voice actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Brooks D. Simpson, American historian and author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Valdis Valters, Latvian basketball player and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - John Wark, Scottish footballer and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1958 - Allison Hedge Coke, American-Canadian poet and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Mary Decker, American runner

Births62 years ago

1958 - Silvan Shalom, Tunisian-Israeli sergeant and politician, 30th Deputy Prime Minister of Israel

Births62 years ago

1959 - Robbin Crosby, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2002)

Births61 years ago
Births61 years ago

1960 - Chuck C. Lopez, American jockey

Births60 years ago

1960 - José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish academic and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Spain

Births60 years ago

1960 - Bernard Rose, English director, screenwriter, and cinematographer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Tim Winton, Australian author and playwright

Births60 years ago

1961 - Barack Obama, American lawyer and politician, 44th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate

Births59 years ago

1962 - Roger Clemens, American baseball player and actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Paul Reynolds, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Keith Maurice Ellison, 30th Attorney General of Minnesota

Births57 years ago

1964 - Andrew Bartlett, Australian social worker and politician

Births56 years ago

1965 - Vishal Bhardwaj, Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, music composer and playback singer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Adam Afriyie, English businessman and politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Dennis Lehane, American author, screenwriter, and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish soldier and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Sweden

Births55 years ago

1965 - Michael Skibbe, German footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1967 - Michael Marsh, American sprinter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Daniel Dae Kim, South Korean-American actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Lee Mack, English comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Mark Bickley, Australian footballer and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Max Cavalera, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Troy O'Leary, American baseball player

Births51 years ago

1970 - John August, American director and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Bret Baier, American journalist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Steve House, American mountaineer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Steven Jack, South African cricketer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Kate Silverton, English journalist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Bethan Benwell, English linguist, author, and academic

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jeff Gordon, American race car driver and actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Stefan Brogren, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Eva Amaral, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Xavier Marchand, French swimmer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Marek Penksa, Slovak footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis, Brazilian footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Kily González, Argentine footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (d. 2009)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Nikos Liberopoulos, Greek footballer

Births45 years ago
Births45 years ago

1975 - Daniella van Graas, Dutch model and actress

Births45 years ago

1976 - Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Trevor Woodman, English rugby player and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Frankie Kazarian, American wrestler

Births43 years ago

1977 - Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jeremy Adduono, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Luke Allen, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kurt Busch, American race car driver

Births42 years ago

1978 - Agnė Eggerth, Lithuanian sprinter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ibán Espadas, Spanish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jon Knott, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Karine Legault, Canadian swimmer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Sandeep Naik, Indian politician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Siri Nordby, Norwegian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ricardo Serrano, Spanish cyclist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Per-Åge Skrøder, Norwegian ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Satoshi Hino, Japanese voice actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Robin Peterson, South African cricketer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Richard Dawson, English cricketer and coach

Births40 years ago

1981 - Erica Carlson, Swedish actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Marques Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Benjamin Lauth, German footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Abigail Spencer, American actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Meghan Markle, American actress and humanitarian, and member of British Royal Family

Births39 years ago

1983 - Greta Gerwig, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births37 years ago

1984 - Terry Campese, Australian rugby league player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mardy Collins, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Crystal Bowersox, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Robbie Findley, American soccer player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mark Milligan, Australian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ha Seung-jin, South Korean basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Nick Augusto, American drummer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Leon Camier, English motorcycle racer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Cicinho, Brazilian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Iosia Soliola, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1986 - David Williams, Australian rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jang Keun-suk, South Korean actor and singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Marreese Speights American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tomoya Warabino, Japanese actor

Births33 years ago

1988 - Carly Foulkes, Canadian model and actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Wang Hao, Chinese chess player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jessica Mauboy, Australian singer-songwriter and actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Hikmet Balioğlu, Turkish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Siim Tenno, Estonian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Thiago Cardoso, Brazilian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Izet Hajrović, Bosnian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Daniele Garozzo, Italian fencer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Dylan Sprouse, American actor

Births28 years ago

1992 - Cole Sprouse, American actor

Births28 years ago

1994 - Pauli Pauli, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Bruna Marquezine, Brazilian actress

Births25 years ago


221 - Lady Zhen, Chinese empress (b. 183)


1060 - Henry I of France (b. 1008)

Deaths960 years ago

1093/1094 - Alan Rufus (b. c. 1040)

Deaths927 years ago

1113 - Gertrude of Saxony, countess and regent of Holland (b. c. 1030)

Deaths907 years ago

1265 - Peter de Montfort, English politician (b. 1215)

Deaths755 years ago

1265 - Henry de Montfort (b. 1238)

Deaths755 years ago

1265 - Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, French-English soldier and politician, Lord High Steward (b. 1208)

Deaths755 years ago

1265 - Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer, English politician (b. 1223)

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1378 - Galeazzo II Visconti, Lord of Milan (b. c. 1320)

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1526 - Juan Sebastián Elcano, Spanish explorer and navigator (b. 1476)

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1598 - William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, English academic and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1520)

Deaths422 years ago

1612 - Hugh Broughton, English scholar and theologian (b. 1549)

Deaths408 years ago

1639 - Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, Mexican actor and playwright (b. 1581)

Deaths381 years ago

1718 - René Lepage de Sainte-Claire, French-Canadian founder of Rimouski (b. 1656)

Deaths302 years ago

1727 - Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (b. 1647)

Deaths293 years ago

1741 - Andrew Hamilton, Scottish-American lawyer and politician (b. 1676)

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1792 - John Burgoyne, English general and politician (b. 1723)

Deaths228 years ago

1795 - Timothy Ruggles, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1711)

Deaths225 years ago

1804 - Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan, Scottish admiral (b. 1731)

Deaths216 years ago

1822 - Kristjan Jaak Peterson, Estonian poet and author (b. 1801)

Deaths198 years ago

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

Deaths176 years ago

1859 - John Vianney, French priest and saint (b. 1786)

Deaths161 years ago

1873 - Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter (b. 1834)

Deaths147 years ago

1875 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish novelist, short story writer, and poet (b. 1805)

Deaths145 years ago

1886 - Samuel J. Tilden, American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of New York (b. 1814)

Deaths134 years ago

1900 - Isaac Levitan, Russian painter and educator (b. 1860)

Deaths120 years ago

1914 - Jules Lemaître, French playwright and critic (b. 1853)

Deaths106 years ago

1919 - Dave Gregory, Australian cricketer and umpire (b. 1845)

Deaths101 years ago

1922 - Enver Pasha, Ottoman general and politician (b. 1881)

Deaths98 years ago

1932 - Alfred Henry Maurer, American painter (b. 1868)

Deaths88 years ago

1938 - Pearl White, American actress (b. 1889)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Ukrainian-American general, journalist, and activist (b. 1880)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Mihály Babits, Hungarian poet and author (b. 1883)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Alberto Franchetti, Italian composer and educator (b. 1860)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, Polish soldier and poet (b. 1921)

Deaths76 years ago

1957 - John Cain Sr., Australian politician, 34th Premier of Victoria (b. 1882)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Washington Luís, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 13th President of Brazil (b. 1869)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Ethel Anderson, Australian poet, author, and painter (b. 1883)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - József Révai, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of Education (b. 1898)

Deaths61 years ago

1962 - Marilyn Monroe, American model and actress (b. 1926)

Deaths58 years ago

1967 - Peter Smith, English cricketer (b. 1908)

Deaths53 years ago

1976 - Enrique Angelelli, Argentinian bishop and martyr (b. 1923)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Roy Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian-English publisher (b. 1894)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)

Deaths43 years ago

1981 - Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Bruce Goff, American architect, designed the Boston Avenue Methodist Church (b. 1904)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Don Whillans, English rock climber and mountaineer (b. 1933)

Deaths35 years ago

1990 - Ettore Maserati, Italian engineer and businessman (b. 1894)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Seichō Matsumoto, Japanese author (b. 1909)

Deaths28 years ago

1996 - Geoff Hamilton, English gardener, author, and television host (b. 1936)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Jeanne Calment, French super-centenarian; holds records for the world's substantiated longest-lived person (b. 1875)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Yury Artyukhin, Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths21 years ago

2003 - Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Mary Sherman Morgan, American chemist and engineer (b. 1921)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Hossein Panahi (Persian: حسین پناهی), Iranian actor and poet (b. 1956)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist and theorist (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Iván Szabó, Hungarian economist and politician, Minister of Finance of Hungary (b. 1934)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Lee Hazlewood, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Raul Hilberg, Austrian-American political scientist and historian (b. 1926)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Craig Jones, English motorcycle racer (b. 1985)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Blake Snyder, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1957)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Naoki Matsuda, Japanese footballer (b. 1977)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Johnnie Bassett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Brian Crozier, Australian-English journalist and historian (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bud Riley, American football player and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Keith H. Basso, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Art Donovan, American football player and radio host (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Olavi J. Mattila, Finnish engineer and politician, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Renato Ruggiero, Italian lawyer and politician, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tony Snell, English lieutenant and pilot (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sandy Woodward, English admiral (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - James Brady, American activist and politician, 15th White House Press Secretary (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Chester Crandell, American lawyer and politician (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jake Hooker, Israeli-American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1953)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Elsie Hillman, American philanthropist and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Les Munro, New Zealand soldier and pilot (b. 1919)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - John Rudometkin, American basketball player (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Billy Sherrill, American songwriter and producer (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Alfred C. Williams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1951)

Deaths5 years ago

2019 - Nuon Chea, Cambodian politician and theorist for the Khmer Rouge (b. 1926)

Deaths1 years ago

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