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Earliest day on which Children's Day can fall, while August 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in August. (Argentina)

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Earliest day on which Defence Forces Day can fall, while August 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Tuesday in August. (Zimbabwe)

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Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while August 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in August. (Brazil, Samoa)

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Earliest day on which Heroes' Day can fall, while August 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Monday in August. (Zimbabwe)

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Earliest day on which Melon Day can fall, while August 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in August. (Turkmenistan)

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Earliest day on which Sports Day can fall, while August 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Saturday in August. (Russia)

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Father's Day or Bā bā Day (爸爸節), Bā Bā is Mandarin for "father" and "8-8", or August 8. (Mongolia, Taiwan)

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Christian Feast Day

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Smaragdus (and companions)

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Events

870 - Treaty of Meerssen: King Louis the German and his half-brother Charles the Bald partition the Middle Frankish Kingdom into two larger east and west divisions.

Events

1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.

Events800 years ago

1264 - Mudéjar revolt: Muslim rebel forces took the Alcázar of Jerez de la Frontera after defeating the Castilian garrison.

Events756 years ago

1503 - King James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England at Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Events517 years ago

1509 - Krishnadeva Raya is crowned Emperor of Vijayanagara at Chittoor.

Events511 years ago

1576 - The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory is laid on the island of Hven.

Events444 years ago

1585 - John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage.

Events435 years ago

1588 - Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines: The naval engagement ends, ending the Spanish Armada's attempt to invade England.

Events432 years ago

1605 - The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.

Events415 years ago
Events373 years ago

1648 - Mehmed IV (1648–1687) succeeds Ibrahim I (1640–1648) as Ottoman Emperor.

Events372 years ago

1709 - Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrates the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the king of Portugal in Lisbon, Portugal.

Events311 years ago

1786 - Mont Blanc on the French-Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard.

Events234 years ago

1793 - The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.

Events227 years ago

1794 - Joseph Whidbey leads an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.

Events226 years ago

1831 - Four hundred Shawnee people agree to relinquish their lands in Ohio in exchange for land west of the Mississippi River in the Treaty of Wapakoneta.

Events189 years ago

1844 - The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, headed by Brigham Young, is reaffirmed as the leading body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Events176 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis (which is refused upon receipt).

Events157 years ago

1870 - The Republic of Ploiești, a failed Radical-Liberal rising against Domnitor Carol of Romania.

Events150 years ago

1876 - Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph.

Events144 years ago

1908 - Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.

Events112 years ago

1918 - World War I: The Battle of Amiens begins a string of almost continuous Allied victories with a push through the German front lines (Hundred Days Offensive).

Events102 years ago

1919 - The Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919 is signed. It establishes peaceful relations between Afghanistan and the UK, and confirms the Durand line as the mutual border. In return, the UK is no longer obligated to subsidize the Afghan government.

Events101 years ago

1929 - The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight.

Events91 years ago

1940 - The "Aufbau Ost" directive is signed by Wilhelm Keitel.

Events80 years ago

1942 - Quit India Movement is launched in India against the British rule in response to Mohandas Gandhi's call for swaraj or complete independence.

Events78 years ago

1945 - The London Charter is signed by France, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union and the United States, establishing the laws and procedures for the Nuremberg trials.

Events75 years ago

1946 - First flight of the Convair B-36, the world's first mass-produced nuclear weapon delivery vehicle, the heaviest mass-produced piston-engined aircraft, with the longest wingspan of any military aircraft, and the first bomber with intercontinental range.

Events74 years ago

1963 - Great Train Robbery: In England, a gang of 15 train robbers steal £2.6 million in bank notes.

Events57 years ago

1963 - The Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), the current ruling party of Zimbabwe, is formed by a split from the Zimbabwe African People's Union.

Events57 years ago
Events53 years ago

1969 - At a zebra crossing in London, photographer Iain Macmillan takes the iconic photo that becomes the cover image of the Beatles' album Abbey Road.

Events51 years ago

1973 - Kim Dae-jung, a South Korean politician and later president of South Korea, is kidnapped.

Events47 years ago

1974 - President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon the next day.

Events46 years ago

1988 - The 8888 Uprising begins in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar). Led by students, hundreds of thousands join in nationwide protests against the one-party regime. On September 18, the demonstrations end in a military crackdown, killing thousands.

Events32 years ago
Events32 years ago

1989 - Space Shuttle program: STS-28 Mission: Space Shuttle Columbia takes off on a secret five-day military mission.

Events31 years ago

1990 - Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.

Events30 years ago

1991 - The Warsaw radio mast, at one time the tallest construction ever built, collapses.

Events29 years ago

1993 - The 7.8 MwGuam earthquake shakes the island with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), causing around $250 million in damage and injuring up to 71 people.

Events27 years ago

1998 - Iranian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan is raided by Taliban leading to the deaths of ten Iranian diplomats and a journalist.

Events22 years ago

2000 - Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor and 30 years after its discovery by undersea explorer E. Lee Spence.

Events20 years ago

2007 - An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.

Events13 years ago

2008 - A EuroCity express train en route from Kraków, Poland to Prague, Czech Republic strikes a part of a motorway bridge that had fallen onto the railroad track near Studénka railway station in the Czech Republic and derails, killing eight people and injuring 64 others.

Events12 years ago

2010 - China Floods: A mudslide in Zhugqu County, Gansu, China, kills more than 1,400 people.

Events10 years ago

2013 - A suicide bombing at a funeral in the Pakistani city of Quetta kills at least 31 people.

Events7 years ago

2015 - Eight people are killed in a shooting in Harris County, Texas.

Events5 years ago

2016 - Terrorists attack a government hospital in Quetta, Pakistan with a suicide blast and shooting, killing between 70 and 94 people, and injuring around 130 others.

Events4 years ago

Births

422 - Casper, ruler of the Maya city of Palenque

Births

1079 - Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107)

Births941 years ago

1170 - Saint Dominic, founder of the Dominicans (d. 1221)

Births850 years ago
Births714 years ago

1492 - Matteo Tafuri, Italian alchemist (d. 1582)

Births528 years ago

1518 - Conrad Lycosthenes, French-German scholar and author (d. 1561)

Births502 years ago

1558 - George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, English noble (d. 1605)

Births462 years ago

1605 - Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, English lawyer and politician, Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1675)

Births415 years ago

1640 - Amalia Catharina, German poet and composer (d. 1697)

Births380 years ago

1646 - Godfrey Kneller, German-English painter (d. 1723)

Births374 years ago

1673 - John Ker, Scottish spy (d. 1726)

Births347 years ago

1693 - Laurent Belissen, French composer (d. 1762)

Births327 years ago

1694 - Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher and academic (d. 1746)

Births326 years ago

1709 - Hermann Anton Gelinek, German-Italian monk and violinist (d. 1779)

Births311 years ago

1720 - Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish general and politician (d. 1796)

Births300 years ago

1754 - Hipólito Ruiz López, Spanish botanist (d. 1816)

Births266 years ago

1758 - Friedrich Georg Weitsch, German painter (d. 1828)

Births262 years ago

1790 - Ferenc Kölcsey, Hungarian poet, critic, and politician (d. 1838)

Births230 years ago

1807 - Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (d. 1892)

Births213 years ago

1814 - Esther Hobart Morris, American lawyer and judge (d. 1902)

Births206 years ago

1822 - George Stoneman, Jr., United States Army cavalry officer (d. 1894)

Births198 years ago

1839 - Nelson A. Miles, American general (d. 1925)

Births181 years ago

1851 - George Turner, Australian politician, 18th Premier of Victoria (d. 1916)

Births169 years ago

1856 - Thomas Anstey Guthrie, English journalist and author (d. 1934)

Births164 years ago

1857 - Cécile Chaminade, French pianist and composer (d. 1944)

Births163 years ago

1866 - Matthew Henson, American explorer (d. 1955)

Births154 years ago

1874 - Albert Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield, English businessman and politician, President of the Board of Trade (d. 1948)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Arthur Bernardes, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 12th President of Brazil (d. 1955)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, Indian-Syrian priest, founded the Sisters of the Destitute (d. 1929)

Births144 years ago

1879 - Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Emiliano Zapata, Mexican general and politician (d. 1919)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Earle Page, Australian lawyer, academic, and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1961)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, German field marshal (d. 1954)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Ladislas Starevich, Russian-French animator, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1965)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Sara Teasdale, American poet and educator (d. 1933)

Births136 years ago

1889 - Hans Egede Budtz, Danish actor (d. 1968)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Jack Ryder, Australian cricketer (d. 1977)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Adolf Busch, German violinist and composer (d. 1952)

Births129 years ago

1896 - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American author and academic (d. 1953)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Marguerite Bise, French chef (d. 1965)

Births122 years ago

1901 - Ernest Lawrence, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Paul Dirac, English-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Achille Varzi, Italian racing driver (d. 1948)

Births116 years ago

1905 - André Jolivet, French composer (d. 1974)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Benny Carter, American saxophonist, trumpet player, and composer (d. 2003)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Arthur Goldberg, American jurist and politician, 6th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Charles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham, English cricketer and politician, 9th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1977)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Jack Renshaw, Australian politician, 31st Premier of New South Wales (d. 1987)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Bill Voce, England cricketer and coach (d. 1984)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Jimmy Murphy, Welsh-English footballer and manager (d. 1989)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Sylvia Sidney, American actress (d. 1999)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (d. 2002)

Births109 years ago

1915 - James Elliott, American runner and coach (d. 1981)

Births105 years ago

1919 - Dino De Laurentiis, Italian actor and producer (d. 2010)

Births101 years ago

1919 - John David Wilson, English animator and producer (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Leo Chiosso, Italian songwriter and producer (d. 2006)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Jimmy Witherspoon, American jump blues singer (d. 1997)

Births100 years ago

1921 - William Asher, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Webb Pierce, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Rory Calhoun, American actor (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Rudi Gernreich, Austrian-American fashion designer, created the Monokini (d. 1985)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian, author, and academic (d. 2019)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Károly Reich, Hungarian illustrator (d. 1988)

Births98 years ago

1925 - Alija Izetbegović, Bosnian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 2003)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Aziz Sattar, Malaysian actor, comedian, singer and director (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Richard Anderson, American actor and producer (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Johnny Temple, American baseball player and coach (d. 1994)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Maia Wojciechowska, Polish-American author (d. 2002)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Don Burrows, Australian saxophonist, clarinet player, and flute player

Births92 years ago

1929 - Larisa Bogoraz, Russian linguist and activist (d. 2004)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian general and politician, 68th President of Bolivia (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Terry Nation, Welsh-American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jerry Tarkanian, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Roger Penrose, English physicist, mathematician, and philosopher

Births89 years ago

1932 - Mel Tillis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Joe Tex, American soul singer-songwriter (d. 1982)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Donald P. Bellisario, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births85 years ago

1935 - John Laws, Papua New Guinean-Australian singer and radio host

Births85 years ago

1936 - Frank Howard, American baseball player and manager

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jan Pieńkowski, Polish-English author and illustrator

Births84 years ago

1937 - Dustin Hoffman, American actor and director

Births83 years ago

1937 - Sheila Varian, American horse breeder (d. 2016)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Cornelis Vreeswijk, Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1987)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Jack Baldwin, English chemist and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer and educator (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Connie Stevens, American actress and businesswoman

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jana Andrsová, Czech actress and ballerina

Births81 years ago

1939 - Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romanian long jumper

Births81 years ago
Births81 years ago

1940 - Dilip Sardesai, Indian cricketer (d. 2007)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Dennis Tito, American engineer and businessman, founded Wilshire Associates

Births80 years ago

1942 - James Blanchard, American diplomat and politician, 45th Governor of Michigan

Births78 years ago

1942 - Dennis Canavan, Scottish educator and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - John Gustafson, English singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Vardo Rumessen, Estonian pianist and musicologist (d. 2015)

Births78 years ago

1944 - John C. Holmes, American film actor (d. 1988)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2017)

Births76 years ago

1944 - John Renbourn, English-Scottish guitarist and songwriter (d. 2015)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Simon Taylor, English journalist and author

Births76 years ago

1945 - Tom O'Carroll, British paedophilia advocate

Births75 years ago

1946 - Joe Bethancourt, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Ken Dryden, Canadian ice hockey player, lawyer, and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Larry Wilcox, American actor, director, and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Svetlana Savitskaya, Russian engineer and astronaut

Births72 years ago

1948 - Margaret Urban Walker, American philosopher

Births72 years ago

1949 - Keith Carradine, American actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ricardo Londoño, Colombian racing driver (d. 2009)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Willie Hall, American drummer and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Ken Kutaragi, Japanese businessman, created PlayStation

Births70 years ago

1951 - Martin Brest, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Phil Carlson, Australian cricketer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian engineer, academic, and politician, 5th President of Egypt (d. 2019)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mamoru Oshii, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Louis van Gaal, Dutch footballer and manager

Births69 years ago

1952 - Anton Fig, South African-American drummer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Doug Melvin, Canadian baseball player and manager

Births68 years ago

1952 - Robin Quivers, American nurse, radio host/personality, and author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Mark Lazarowicz, English politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Nigel Mansell, English racing driver

Births67 years ago

1953 - Don Most, American actor and director

Births67 years ago

1954 - Nick Holtam, English bishop

Births66 years ago

1955 - Diddú, Icelandic singer-songwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Herbert Prohaska, Austrian footballer and manager

Births65 years ago

1955 - Michael Roe, Irish racing driver

Births65 years ago

1956 - Chris Foreman, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 - David Grant, English singer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Cecilia Roth, Argentinian actress

Births64 years ago

1957 - Dennis Drew, American keyboard player

Births63 years ago

1958 - Deborah Norville, American journalist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Caroline Ansink, Dutch flute player, composer, and educator

Births61 years ago

1960 - Mustafa Balbay, Turkish journalist and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ulrich Maly, German politician, 16th Mayor of Nuremberg

Births60 years ago

1961 - The Edge, British-Irish musician, singer and songwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Daniel House, American bass player and producer

Births59 years ago
Births59 years ago

1961 - Bruce Matthews, American football player and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Rikki Rockett, American glam rock drummer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Kool Moe Dee, American musician, singer and actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Hur Jin-ho, South Korean director and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Ron Karkovice, American baseball player and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Emi Shinohara, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jon Turteltaub, American director and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey player, referee, and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Anastasia M. Ashman, American blogger and author

Births56 years ago
Births56 years ago

1964 - Scott Sandelin, American ice hockey player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Paul Taylor, English cricketer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Angus Fraser, English cricketer, manager, and journalist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kate Langbroek, Australian talk show host

Births55 years ago

1966 - Chris Eubank, English boxer

Births54 years ago

1966 - John Hudek, American baseball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Marcelo Balboa, American soccer player, coach, and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1968 - Yvie Burnett, Scottish soprano

Births52 years ago

1968 - Aldo Calderón van Dyke, Honduran journalist (d. 2013)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Abey Kuruvilla, Indian cricketer and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Huey Morgan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births52 years ago

1969 - Monika Tsõganova, Estonian chess player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Faye Wong, Chinese singer-songwriter and actress

Births51 years ago

1970 - Trev Alberts, American football player and journalist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ben G. Davis, English chemist and academic

Births50 years ago

1970 - José Francisco Molina, Spanish footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Chester Williams, South African rugby player and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Johnny Balentina, Dutch baseball player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Joely Collins, Canadian actress and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Andrea de Rossi, Italian rugby player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Axel Merckx, Belgian cyclist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Steven Tweed, Scottish footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Shane Lee, Australian cricketer and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Gert Olesk, Estonian footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Scott Stapp, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mark Wills, American singer-songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ilka Agricola, German mathematician

Births47 years ago

1974 - Manjul Bhargava, Canadian-American mathematician and academic

Births46 years ago

1974 - Scott D'Amore, Canadian wrestler and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Brian Harvey, English singer-songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Andy Priaulx, Guernseyan racing driver

Births46 years ago

1975 - Mick Moss, English singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1976 - JC Chasez, American singer and dancer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Drew Lachey, American singer and actor

Births44 years ago

1977 - Lindsay Sloane, American actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Darren Manzella, American sergeant (d. 2013)

Births43 years ago

1977 - Rocky Thompson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Nicolas Vogondy, French cyclist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Mohammad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Alan Maybury, Irish footballer and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Louis Saha, French footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Miho Shiraishi, Japanese actress

Births42 years ago

1979 - Richard Harwood, English cellist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rashard Lewis, American basketball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Richard Lyons, Northern Irish racing driver

Births41 years ago

1980 - Craig Breslow, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jack Cassel, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Denisse Guerrero, Mexican singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mike Hindert, American singer and bass player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sabine Klaschka, German tennis player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Diego Markwell, Dutch baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Pat Noonan, American soccer player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Michael Urie, American actor, director, and producer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Meagan Good, American actress and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Harel Skaat, Israeli singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1982 - David Florence, English canoe racer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ross Ohlendorf, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Guy Burnet, English actor and producer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Willie Tonga, Australian rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Kirk Broadfoot, Scottish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Norbert Michelisz, Hungarian racing driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Martrez Milner, American football player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Toby Flood, English rugby player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ryan Koolwijk, Dutch footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - James Morgan, Welsh actor and producer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Brett Ratliff, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Anita Włodarczyk, Polish track and field athlete

Births35 years ago

1986 - Kateryna Bondarenko, Ukrainian tennis player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Pierre Garçon, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Chris Pressley, American football player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Pierre Boulanger, French actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tatjana Malek, German tennis player

Births33 years ago
Births32 years ago

1988 - Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Rinku Singh, Indian baseball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Laura Slade Wiggins, American actress and singer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Ken Baumann, American actor and author

Births31 years ago

1989 - Anthony Rizzo, American baseball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Hannah Miley, English-Scottish swimmer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Vladimír Darida, Czech footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Parker Kligerman, American race car driver

Births30 years ago

1990 - Aleksandra Szwed, Polish actress and singer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Kane Williamson, New Zealand cricket captain

Births30 years ago

1991 - Nélson Oliveira, Portuguese footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Tyrone Peachey, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Josip Drmić, Swiss footballer

Births28 years ago

1998 - Shawn Mendes, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births22 years ago

1998 - Ronan Parke, English singer-songwriter

Births22 years ago

2000 - Félix Auger-Aliassime, Canadian tennis player

Births20 years ago

Deaths

117 - Trajan, Roman emperor (b. 53)

Deaths

753 - Hildegar, bishop of Cologne

Deaths

869 - Lothair II, Frankish king (b. 835)

Deaths

998 - Seo Hui, Korean politician and diplomat (b. 942)

Deaths

1002 - Almanzor, chief minister and de facto ruler of Córdoba

Deaths1018 years ago

1171 - Henry of Blois, bishop of Winchester (b. 1111)

Deaths849 years ago

1303 - Henry of Castile the Senator, Spanish nobleman (b. 1230)

Deaths717 years ago

1533 - Lucas van Leyden, Dutch artist (b. 1494)

Deaths487 years ago

1555 - Oronce Finé, French mathematician and cartographer (b. 1494)

Deaths465 years ago

1588 - Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter (b. 1532)

Deaths432 years ago

1604 - Horio Tadauji, Japanese daimyō (b. 1578)

Deaths416 years ago

1616 - Cornelis Ketel, Dutch painter (b. 1548)

Deaths404 years ago

1631 - Konstantinas Sirvydas, Lithuanian priest, lexicographer, and academic (b. 1579)

Deaths389 years ago

1684 - George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer, English politician (b. 1622)

Deaths336 years ago

1719 - Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (b. 1667)

Deaths301 years ago

1747 - Madeleine de Verchères, Canadian raid leader (b. 1678)

Deaths273 years ago

1746 - Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (b. 1694)

Deaths274 years ago

1759 - Carl Heinrich Graun, German tenor and composer (b. 1704)

Deaths261 years ago

1827 - George Canning, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)

Deaths193 years ago

1828 - Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish botanist and psychologist (b. 1743)

Deaths192 years ago

1858 - Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité Bonheur, Haitian Empress (b. 1758)

Deaths162 years ago

1863 - Angus MacAskill, Scottish-Canadian giant (b. 1825)

Deaths157 years ago

1879 - Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher and academic (b. 1797)

Deaths141 years ago

1887 - Alexander William Doniphan, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1808)

Deaths133 years ago

1897 - Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss historian and academic (b. 1818)

Deaths123 years ago

1898 - Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)

Deaths122 years ago

1902 - James Tissot, French painter and illustrator (b. 1836)

Deaths118 years ago

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

Deaths118 years ago

1909 - Mary MacKillop, Australian nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (b. 1842)

Deaths111 years ago

1911 - William P. Frye, American lawyer and politician (b. 1830)

Deaths109 years ago

1921 - Juhani Aho, Finnish journalist and author (b. 1861)

Deaths99 years ago

1928 - Stjepan Radić, Croatian politician (b. 1871)

Deaths92 years ago

1930 - Launceston Elliot, Scottish wrestler and weightlifter (b. 1874)

Deaths90 years ago

1934 - Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1863)

Deaths86 years ago

1937 - Jimmie Guthrie, Scottish motorcycle racer (b. 1897)

Deaths83 years ago

1940 - Johnny Dodds, American clarinet player and saxophonist (b. 1892)

Deaths80 years ago

1944 - Erwin von Witzleben, German field marshal (b. 1881)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Michael Wittmann, German commander (b. 1914)

Deaths76 years ago

1947 - Anton Denikin, Russian general (b. 1872)

Deaths73 years ago

1950 - Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman, founded Qantas (b. 1879)

Deaths70 years ago

1959 - Albert Namatjira, Australian painter (b. 1902)

Deaths61 years ago

1965 - Shirley Jackson, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1916)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German biologist and eugenicist (b. 1896)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Freddie Spencer Chapman, English lieutenant (b. 1907)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish historian and author (b. 1898)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Elisabeth Abegg, German anti-Nazi resistance fighter (b. 1882)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Cannonball Adderley, American saxophonist (b. 1928)

Deaths45 years ago

1979 - Nicholas Monsarrat, English lieutenant and author (b. 1910)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Paul Triquet, Canadian general, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1910)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Thomas McElwee, Irish republican and PIRA volunteer (b. 1957)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Eric Brandon, English racing driver and businessman (b. 1920)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Richard Deacon, American actor (b. 1921)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Ellen Raskin, American author and illustrator (b. 1928)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Louise Brooks, American actress (b. 1906)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician and physicist (b. 1903)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Félix Leclerc, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Alan Napier, English actor (b. 1903)

Deaths32 years ago

1991 - James Irwin, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Iranian religious leader and scholar (b. 1899)

Deaths28 years ago

1996 - Nevill Francis Mott, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Jüri Randviir, Estonian chess player and journalist (b. 1927)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Mahmoud Saremi, Iranian journalist (b. 1968)

Deaths22 years ago

2003 - Dirk Hoogendam, Dutch-German SS officer (b. 1922)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Falaba Issa Traoré, Malian director and playwright (b. 1930)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Leon Golub, American painter and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Fay Wray, Canadian-American actress (b. 1907)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Ahmed Deedat, South African missionary and author (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - John H. Johnson, American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Gene Mauch, American baseball player and manager (b. 1925)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Dean Rockwell, American commander, wrestler, and coach (b. 1912)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Monica Sjöö, Swedish-English painter (b. 1938)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Ma Lik, Chinese journalist and politician (b. 1952)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Melville Shavelson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Orville Moody, American golfer (b. 1933)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Daniel Jarque, Spanish footballer (b. 1983)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Patricia Neal, American actress (b. 1926)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, German-American physicist and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ruth Etchells, English poet and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Surya Lesmana, Indonesian footballer and manager (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kurt Maetzig, German director and screenwriter (b. 1911)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Karen Black, American actress (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Johannes Bluyssen, Dutch bishop (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Fernando Castro Pacheco, Mexican painter, engraver, and illustrator (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Igor Kurnosov, Russian chess player (b. 1985)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Regina Resnik, American soprano and actress (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Menahem Golan, Israeli director and producer (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Charles Keating, English-American actor (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Leonardo Legaspi, Filipino archbishop (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer and conductor (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Red Wilson, American football and baseball player (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Christopher Marshall, English physician and biologist (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Sean Price, American rapper (b. 1972)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Gus Mortson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Sam S. Walker, American general (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Glen Campbell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1936)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Nicholas Bett, Kenyan track and field athlete (b. 1990)