Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Declaration of Independence of Quito, proclaimed independence from Spain on August 10, 1809. Independence finally occurred on May 24, 1822 at the Battle of Pichincha. (Ecuador)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

National Veterans Day (Indonesia)

Holidays and observances

Events

654 - Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I.

Events

955 - Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats the Magyars, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.

Events

991 - Battle of Maldon: The English, led by Byrhtnoth, Ealdorman of Essex, are defeated by a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon, Essex.

Events

1030 - The Battle of Azaz ends with a humiliating retreat of the Byzantine emperor, Romanos III Argyros, against the Mirdasid rulers of Aleppo. The retreat degenerates into a rout, in which Romanos himself barely escapes capture.

Events990 years ago

1270 - Yekuno Amlak takes the imperial throne of Ethiopia, restoring the Solomonic dynasty to power after a 100-year Zagwe interregnum.

Events750 years ago

1316 - The Second Battle of Athenry takes place near Athenry during the Bruce campaign in Ireland.

Events704 years ago

1512 - The naval Battle of Saint-Mathieu, during the War of the League of Cambrai, sees the simultaneous destruction of the Breton ship La Cordelière and the English ship The Regent.

Events508 years ago

1519 - Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to circumnavigate the globe. The Basque second-in-command Juan Sebastián Elcano will complete the expedition after Magellan's death in the Philippines.

Events501 years ago

1557 - Battle of St. Quentin: Spanish victory over the French in the Italian War of 1551–59.

Events463 years ago
Events435 years ago

1628 - The Swedish warship Vasa sinks in the Stockholm harbour after only about 20 minutes of her maiden voyage.

Events392 years ago

1641 - The Treaty of London between England and Scotland, ending the Bishops' Wars, is signed.

Events379 years ago

1675 - The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London, England is laid.

Events345 years ago

1680 - The Pueblo Revolt begins in New Mexico.

Events340 years ago

1741 - King Marthanda Varma of Travancore defeats the Dutch East India Company at the Battle of Colachel, effectively bringing about the end of the Dutch colonial rule in India.

Events279 years ago

1755 - Under the orders of Charles Lawrence, the British Army begins to forcibly deport the Acadians from Nova Scotia to the Thirteen Colonies.

Events265 years ago
Events244 years ago

1792 - French Revolution: Storming of the Tuileries Palace: Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody as his Swiss Guards are massacred by the Parisian mob.

Events228 years ago

1793 - The Musée du Louvre is officially opened in Paris, France.

Events227 years ago

1809 - Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810.

Events211 years ago

1813 - Instituto Nacional, is founded by the Chilean patriot José Miguel Carrera. It is Chile's oldest and most prestigious school. Its motto is Labor Omnia Vincit, which means "Work conquers all things".

Events207 years ago

1821 - Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state.

Events199 years ago

1846 - The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.

Events174 years ago

1856 - The Last Island hurricane strikes Louisiana, resulting in over 200 deaths.

Events164 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Battle of Wilson's Creek: A mixed force of Confederate, Missouri State Guard, and Arkansas State troops defeat outnumbered attacking Union forces in the southwestern part of the state.

Events159 years ago

1864 - After Uruguay's governing Blanco Party refuses Brazil's demands, José Antônio Saraiva announces that the Brazilian military will begin reprisals, beginning the Uruguayan War.

Events156 years ago

1897 - German chemist Felix Hoffmann discovers an improved way of synthesizing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin).

Events123 years ago

1904 - Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of the Yellow Sea between the Russian and Japanese battleship fleets takes place.

Events116 years ago

1905 - Russo-Japanese War: Peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Events115 years ago

1913 - Second Balkan War: Delegates from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece sign the Treaty of Bucharest, ending the war.

Events107 years ago

1920 - World War I: Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI's representatives sign the Treaty of Sèvres that divides up the Ottoman Empire between the Allies.

Events100 years ago

1932 - A 5.1 kilograms (11 lb) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.

Events88 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Battle of Guam comes to an effective end.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Battle of Narva ends with a combined German–Estonian force successfully defending Narva, Estonia, from invading Soviet troops.

Events76 years ago

1948 - Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone.

Events72 years ago

1949 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense.

Events71 years ago

1953 - First Indochina War: The French Union withdraws its forces from Operation Camargue against the Viet Minh in central Vietnam.

Events67 years ago

1954 - At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Saint Lawrence Seaway is held.

Events66 years ago

1961 - Vietnam War: The U.S. Army begins Operation Ranch Hand, spraying an estimated 20 million US gallons (76,000 m) of defoliants and herbicides over rural areas of South Vietnam in an attempt to deprive the Viet Cong of food and vegetation cover.

Events59 years ago

1966 - The Heron Road Bridge collapses while being built, killing nine workers in the deadliest construction accident in both Ottawa and Ontario.

Events54 years ago

1969 - A day after murdering Sharon Tate and four others, members of Charles Manson's cult kill Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.

Events51 years ago
Events49 years ago

1977 - In Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") is arrested for a series of killings in the New York City area over the period of one year.

Events43 years ago

1978 - Three members of the Ulrich family are killed in an accident. This leads to the Ford Pinto litigation.

Events42 years ago

1981 - Murder of Adam Walsh: The head of John Walsh's son is found. This inspires the creation of the television series America's Most Wanted and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Events39 years ago

1988 - Japanese American internment: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II.

Events32 years ago
Events30 years ago

1993 - Two earthquakes affect New Zealand. A 7.0 Mw  shock (intensity VI (Strong)) in the South Island was followed nine hours later by a 6.4 Mw  event (intensity VII (Very strong)) in the North Island.

Events27 years ago

1995 - Oklahoma City bombing: Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are indicted for the bombing. Michael Fortier pleads guilty in a plea-bargain for his testimony.

Events25 years ago

1998 - HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah is proclaimed the crown prince of Brunei with a Royal Proclamation.

Events22 years ago

2001 - The 2001 Angola train attack occurred, causing 252 deaths.

Events19 years ago

2003 - European heat wave: The highest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom, 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) in Kent, England.

Events17 years ago

2003 - The Okinawa Urban Monorail is opened in Naha, Okinawa.

Events17 years ago

2009 - Twenty people are killed in Handlová, Trenčín Region, in the deadliest mining disaster in Slovakia's history.

Events11 years ago

2012 - The Marikana massacre begins near Rustenburg, South Africa, resulting in the deaths of 47 people.

Events8 years ago

2014 - Forty people are killed when Sepahan Airlines Flight 5915 crashes at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport.

Events6 years ago

2019 - 32 are killed and 1,000,000 are evacuated as Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in Zhejiang, China. Earlier it had caused flooding in the Philippines.

Events1 years ago

Births

941 - Lê Hoàn, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1005)

Births

1267 - James II of Aragon (d. 1327)

Births753 years ago

1296 - John of Bohemia (d. 1346)

Births724 years ago

1360 - Francesco Zabarella, Italian cardinal (d. 1417)

Births660 years ago
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1439 - Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter, Duchess of York (d. 1476)

Births581 years ago

1449 - Bona of Savoy, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1503)

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Births554 years ago

1489 - Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German lawyer and politician (d. 1553)

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1560 - Hieronymus Praetorius, German organist and composer (d. 1629)

Births460 years ago

1602 - Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician and academic (d. 1675)

Births418 years ago

1645 - Eusebio Kino, Italian priest and missionary (d. 1711)

Births375 years ago

1734 - Naungdawgyi, Burmese king (d. 1763)

Births286 years ago

1737 - Anton Losenko, Russian painter and academic (d. 1773)

Births283 years ago

1740 - Samuel Arnold, English organist and composer (d. 1802)

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Births276 years ago

1755 - Narayan Rao, fifth Peshwa of the Maratha Empire (d. 1773)

Births265 years ago

1782 - Vicente Guerrero, Mexican insurgent leader and President of Mexico (d. 1831)

Births238 years ago

1805 - Ferenc Toldy, German-Hungarian historian and critic (d. 1875)

Births215 years ago

1809 - John Kirk Townsend, American ornithologist and explorer (d. 1851)

Births211 years ago

1810 - Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Italian soldier and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1861)

Births210 years ago

1814 - Henri Nestlé, German businessman, founded Nestlé (d. 1890)

Births206 years ago

1814 - John C. Pemberton, United States soldier and Confederate general (d. 1881)

Births206 years ago

1821 - Jay Cooke, American financier, founded Jay Cooke & Company (d. 1905)

Births199 years ago

1823 - Hugh Stowell Brown, English minister and reformer (d. 1886)

Births197 years ago

1825 - István Türr, Hungarian soldier, architect, and engineer, co-designed the Corinth Canal (d. 1908)

Births195 years ago

1827 - Lovro Toman, Slovenian lawyer and politician (d. 1870)

Births193 years ago

1839 - Aleksandr Stoletov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1896)

Births181 years ago

1845 - Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer, and philosopher (d. 1904)

Births175 years ago

1848 - William Harnett, Irish-American painter and educator (d. 1892)

Births172 years ago

1856 - William Willett, English inventor, founded British Summer Time (d. 1915)

Births164 years ago

1860 - Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian singer and musicologist (d. 1936)

Births160 years ago

1865 - Alexander Glazunov, Russian composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1936)

Births155 years ago

1868 - Hugo Eckener, German pilot and businessman (d. 1954)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Laurence Binyon, English poet, playwright, and scholar (d. 1943)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Trần Tế Xương a Vietnamese poet and satirist (d. 1907)

Births150 years ago

1872 - William Manuel Johnson, American bassist (d. 1972)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (d. 1964)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Antanas Smetona, Lithuanian jurist and politician, President of Lithuania from 1919 to 1920 and from 1926 to 1940. (d. 1944)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Frank Marshall, American chess player and author (d. 1944)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Alfred Döblin, Polish-German physician and author (d. 1957)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1964)

Births140 years ago

1884 - Panait Istrati, Romanian journalist and author (d. 1935)

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Births132 years ago

1889 - Charles Darrow, American game designer, created Monopoly (d. 1967)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Zofia Kossak-Szczucka, Polish writer and member of the WW II Polish Resistance (d. 1968)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Angus Lewis Macdonald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 1954)

Births130 years ago

1894 - V. V. Giri, Indian lawyer and politician, 4th President of India (d. 1980)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Hammy Love, Australian cricketer (d. 1969)

Births125 years ago

1897 - John W. Galbreath, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Darby Dan Farm (d. 1988)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Jack Haley, American actor and singer (d. 1979)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt, New Zealand physician and politician, 11th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1994)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (d. 1983)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Curt Siodmak, German-English author and screenwriter (d. 2000)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Arne Tiselius, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Ward Moore, American author (d. 1978)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Era Bell Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 1986)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Su Yu, Chinese general and politician (d. 1984)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Rica Erickson, Australian botanist, historian, and author (d. 2009)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Billy Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Leo Fender, American businessman, founded Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (d. 1991)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Richard J. Hughes, American politician, 45th Governor of New Jersey, and Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court (d. 1992)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Guy Mairesse, French race car driver (d. 1954)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Leonidas Andrianopoulos, Greek footballer (d. 2011)

Births109 years ago

1911 - A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian and author (d. 1993)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Jorge Amado, Brazilian novelist and poet (d. 2001)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Noah Beery Jr., American actor (d. 1994)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Kalevi Kotkas, Estonian-Finnish high jumper and discus thrower (d. 1983)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Wolfgang Paul, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Jeff Corey, American actor and director (d. 2002)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Carlos Menditeguy, Argentinian race car driver and polo player (d. 1973)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Ray Smith, English cricketer (d. 1996)

Births106 years ago

1918 - Eugene P. Wilkinson, American admiral (d. 2013)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Red Holzman, American basketball player and coach (d. 1998)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Al Alberts, American pop singer (The Four Aces) and composer (d. 2009)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Bill Doolittle, American football player and coach (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Rhonda Fleming, American actress

Births97 years ago

1923 - Fred Ridgway, English cricketer and footballer (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1923 - SM Sultan, Bangladeshi painter and illustrator (d. 1994)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Nancy Buckingham, English author

Births96 years ago

1924 - Martha Hyer, American actress (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Jean-François Lyotard, French philosopher, sociologist, and literary theorist (d. 1998)

Births96 years ago

1925 - George Cooper, English general

Births95 years ago

1926 - Marie-Claire Alain, French organist and educator (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Carol Ruth Vander Velde, American mathematician (d. 1972)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Jimmy Martin, American singer and guitarist (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Vernon Washington, American actor (d. 1988)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor, and businessman, founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Eddie Fisher, American singer and actor (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Gerino Gerini, Italian race car driver (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Gus Mercurio, American-Australian actor (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Barry Unsworth, English-Italian author and academic (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Dolores Alexander, American journalist and activist (d. 2008)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Tom Laughlin, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Alexander Goehr, English composer and academic

Births88 years ago

1932 - Gaudencio Rosales, Filipino cardinal

Births88 years ago
Births87 years ago

1933 - Rocky Colavito, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births87 years ago

1933 - Keith Duckworth, English engineer, founded Cosworth (d. 2005)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Tevfik Kış, Turkish wrestler and trainer

Births86 years ago
Births85 years ago

1935 - Ad van Luyn, Dutch bishop

Births85 years ago

1936 - Malene Schwartz, Danish actress

Births84 years ago

1937 - Anatoly Sobchak, Russian scholar and politician, Mayor of Saint Petersburg (d. 2000)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Tony Ross, English author and illustrator

Births82 years ago

1939 - Kate O'Mara, English actress (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Charlie Rose, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Bobby Hatfield, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Sid Waddell, English sportscaster (d. 2012)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Anita Lonsbrough, English swimmer and journalist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Susan Dorothea White, Australian painter and sculptor

Births79 years ago

1942 - Betsey Johnson, American fashion designer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Michael Pepper, English physicist and engineer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Louise Forestier, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jimmy Griffin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Michael Mantler, American trumpet player and composer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Shafqat Rana, Indian-Pakistani cricketer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Ronnie Spector, American singer-songwriter

Births77 years ago

1947 - Ian Anderson, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian academic and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia

Births73 years ago

1947 - John Spencer, English rugby player and manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - Alan Ward, English cricketer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Nick Stringer, English actor

Births72 years ago

1950 - Patti Austin, American singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1951 - Juan Manuel Santos, Colombian businessman and politician, 59th President of Colombia

Births69 years ago

1952 - Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor

Births68 years ago

1952 - Diane Venora, American actress

Births68 years ago

1954 - Peter Endrulat, German footballer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Rick Overton, American screenwriter, actor and comedian

Births66 years ago

1955 - Jim Mees, American set designer (d. 2013)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Mel Tiangco, Filipino journalist and talk show host

Births65 years ago

1956 - Dianne Fromholtz, Australian tennis player

Births64 years ago

1956 - José Luis Montes, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 2013)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Fred Ottman, American wrestler

Births64 years ago

1956 - Charlie Peacock, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Perween Warsi, Indian-English businesswoman

Births64 years ago

1957 - Fred Ho, American saxophonist, composer, and playwright (d. 2014)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Andres Põime, Estonian architect

Births63 years ago

1957 - Aqeel Abbas Jafari, Pakistani writer, poet, architect and chief editor Urdu Dictionary Board

Births63 years ago

1958 - Michael Dokes, American boxer (d. 2012)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jack Richards, English cricketer, coach, and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Rosie Winterton, English nurse and politician, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Births62 years ago

1959 - Rosanna Arquette, American actress, director, and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Albert Owen, Welsh sailor and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mark Price, English drummer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Florent Vollant, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Antonio Banderas, Spanish actor and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Annely Ojastu, Estonian sprinter and long jumper

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kenny Perry, American golfer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Jon Farriss, Australian drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Suzanne Collins, American author and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Julia Fordham, English singer-songwriter

Births58 years ago

1963 - Phoolan Devi, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 2001)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Anton Janssen, Dutch footballer and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Andrew Sullivan, English-American journalist and author

Births57 years ago

1964 - Aaron Hall, American singer-songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Kåre Kolve, Norwegian saxophonist and composer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Hiro Takahashi, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Claudia Christian, American actress, singer, writer, and director

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mike E. Smith, American jockey and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - John Starks, American basketball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Charlie Dimmock, English gardener and television host

Births54 years ago

1966 - Hansi Kürsch, German singer-songwriter and bass player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Philippe Albert, Belgian footballer and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Riddick Bowe, American boxer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gus Johnson, American sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Todd Nichols, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Reinout Scholte, Dutch cricketer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Michael Bivins, American singer and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Greg Hawgood, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births52 years ago

1969 - Emily Symons, Australian actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Brian Drummond, Canadian voice actor

Births51 years ago

1970 - Doug Flach, American tennis player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Bret Hedican, American ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Brendon Julian, New Zealand-Australian cricketer and journalist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Steve Mautone, Australian footballer and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Sal Fasano, American baseball player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Stephan Groth, Danish singer-songwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Roy Keane, Irish footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Robby Maria, Austrian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mario Kindelán, Cuban boxer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Paul Newlove, English rugby player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2016)

Births49 years ago

1971 - Justin Theroux, American actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Dilana, South African-American singer-songwriter and actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Angie Harmon, American model and actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Christofer Johnsson, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Lisa Raymond, American tennis player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabian director and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Luis Marín, Costa Rican footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Rachel Simmons, American scholar and author

Births46 years ago

1974 - David Sommeil, French footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - İlhan Mansız, Turkish footballer and figure skater

Births45 years ago

1976 - Roadkill, American wrestler

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ian Murray, Scottish businessman and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Births44 years ago

1977 - Danny Griffin, Irish footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Matt Morgan, English comedian, actor, and radio host

Births43 years ago

1978 - Danny Allsopp, Australian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Marcus Fizer, American basketball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Chris Read, English cricketer

Births42 years ago

1979 - JoAnna Garcia, American actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Dinusha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ted Geoghegan, American author, screenwriter, and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Brandon Lyon, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rémy Martin, French rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Matjaž Perc, Slovene physicist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Yannick Schroeder, French race car driver

Births41 years ago

1980 - Wade Barrett, English boxer, wrestler, and actor

Births40 years ago

1981 - Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player

Births39 years ago

1982 - John Alvbåge, Swedish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Josh Anderson, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Julia Melim, Brazilian actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Kyle Brown, American soccer player

Births37 years ago

1983 - C. B. Dollaway, American mixed martial artist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Héctor Faubel, Spanish motorcycle racer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ryan Eggold, American actor and composer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mokomichi Hayami, Japanese model and actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jigar Naik, English cricketer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Melissa Barrera, American television host

Births35 years ago

1985 - Enrico Cortese, Italian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Roy O'Donovan, Irish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kakuryū Rikisaburō, Mongolian sumo wrestler

Births35 years ago

1985 - Julia Skripnik, Estonian tennis player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Andrea Hlaváčková, Czech tennis player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jim Bakkum, Dutch singer and actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ari Boyland, New Zealand actor and singer

Births33 years ago

1989 - Sam Gagner, Canadian ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Ben Sahar, Israeli footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Brenton Thwaites, Australian actor

Births31 years ago

1990 - Cruze Ah-Nau, Australian rugby player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Marcus Foligno, American-Canadian ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Chris Tremain, Australian cricketer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Dagný Brynjarsdóttir, Icelandic footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Nikos Korovesis, Greek footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Chanel Simmonds, South African tennis player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Oliver Rowland, English race car driver

Births28 years ago

1992 - Go Ah-sung, South Korean actress

Births28 years ago

1993 - Andre Drummond, American basketball player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Yuto Nakajima, Japanese actor, dancer, model, singer, and idol

Births27 years ago

1993 - Shin Hye-jeong, South Korean singer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Bernardo Silva, Portuguese footballer

Births26 years ago

1997 - Kylie Jenner, American television personality and model

Births23 years ago

Deaths

258 - Lawrence of Rome, Spanish-Italian deacon and saint (b. 225)

Deaths

794 - Fastrada, Frankish noblewoman (b. 765)

Deaths

796 - Eanbald, archbishop of York

Deaths

847 - Al-Wathiq, Abbasid caliph (b. 816)

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Deaths

955 - Conrad ('the Red'), duke of Lorraine

Deaths1065 years ago
Deaths779 years ago

1250 - Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216)

Deaths770 years ago

1284 - Tekuder, Khan of the Mongol Ilkhanate

Deaths736 years ago

1316 - Felim mac Aedh Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht

Deaths704 years ago

1322 - John of La Verna, Italian ascetic (b. 1259)

Deaths698 years ago
Deaths610 years ago

1535 - Ippolito de' Medici, Italian cardinal (b. 1509)

Deaths485 years ago

1536 - Francis III, Duke of Brittany, Dauphin of France, Brother of Henry II (b. 1518)

Deaths484 years ago

1653 - Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral (b. 1598)

Deaths367 years ago

1655 - Alfonso de la Cueva, 1st Marquis of Bedmar, Spanish cardinal and diplomat (b. 1572)

Deaths365 years ago
Deaths360 years ago

1723 - Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and politician, French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (b. 1656)

Deaths297 years ago
Deaths261 years ago

1784 - Allan Ramsay, Scottish-English painter (b. 1713)

Deaths236 years ago

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

Deaths224 years ago

1802 - Franz Aepinus, German-Russian philosopher and academic (b. 1724)

Deaths218 years ago

1806 - Michael Haydn, Austrian composer and educator (b. 1737)

Deaths214 years ago

1839 - Sir John St Aubyn, 5th Baronet, English lawyer and politician (b. 1758)

Deaths181 years ago

1862 - Hon'inbō Shūsaku, Japanese Go player (b. 1829)

Deaths158 years ago

1875 - Karl Andree, German geographer and journalist (b. 1808)

Deaths145 years ago

1889 - Arthur Böttcher, German pathologist and anatomist (b. 1831)

Deaths131 years ago

1890 - John Boyle O'Reilly, Irish-born poet, journalist and fiction writer (b. 1844)

Deaths130 years ago

1896 - Otto Lilienthal, German pilot and engineer (b. 1848)

Deaths124 years ago

1904 - Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau, French lawyer and politician, 68th Prime Minister of France (b. 1846)

Deaths116 years ago

1915 - Henry Moseley, English physicist and engineer (b. 1887)

Deaths105 years ago

1916 - John J. Loud, American inventor (b. 1844)

Deaths104 years ago

1918 - Erich Löwenhardt, German lieutenant and pilot (b. 1897)

Deaths102 years ago

1920 - Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician and academic (b. 1835)

Deaths100 years ago

1929 - Pierre Fatou, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1878)

Deaths91 years ago

1929 - Aletta Jacobs, Dutch physician (b. 1854)

Deaths91 years ago

1932 - Rin Tin Tin, American acting dog (b. 1918)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - Alf Morgans, Welsh-Australian politician, 4th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1850)

Deaths87 years ago

1945 - Robert H. Goddard, American physicist and engineer (b. 1882)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1873)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Andrew Brown, Scottish footballer and coach (b. 1870)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Montague Summers, English clergyman and author (b. 1880)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Homer Burton Adkins, American chemist (b. 1892)

Deaths71 years ago

1954 - Robert Adair, American-born British actor (b. 1900)

Deaths66 years ago

1958 - Frank Demaree, American baseball player and manager (b. 1910)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - Hamide Ayşe Sultan, Ottoman princess (b. 1887)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Julia Peterkin, American author (b. 1880)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Estes Kefauver, American lawyer and politician (b. 1903)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Ernst Wetter, Swiss lawyer and jurist (b. 1877)

Deaths57 years ago

1969 - János Kodolányi, Hungarian author (b. 1899)

Deaths51 years ago

1976 - Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer (b. 1894)

Deaths44 years ago

1979 - Dick Foran, American actor and singer (b. 1910)

Deaths41 years ago

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

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Yahya Khan, Pakistani general and politician, 3rd President of Pakistan (b. 1917)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Anderson Bigode Herzer, Brazilian author and poet (b. 1962)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Nate Barragar, American football player and sergeant (b. 1906)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Greek lawyer and politician, 163rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1893)

Deaths33 years ago

1991 - Lưu Trọng Lư, Vietnamese poet and playwright (b. 1912)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Euronymous, Norwegian singer, guitarist, and producer (b. 1968)

Deaths27 years ago

1997 - Jean-Claude Lauzon, Canadian director and screenwriter (b. 1953)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Conlon Nancarrow, American-Mexican pianist and composer (b. 1912)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Jennifer Paterson, English chef and television presenter (b. 1928)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Indian historian, scholar, and critic (b. 1899)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Gilbert Parkhouse, Welsh cricketer and rugby player (b. 1925)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Michael Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1962)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths18 years ago

2007 - Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

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

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jean Rédélé, French race car driver and pilot, founded Alpine (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Tony Wilson, English journalist, producer, and manager, co-founded Factory Records (b. 1950)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Isaac Hayes, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (b. 1942)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Markus Liebherr, German-Swiss businessman (b. 1948)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Adam Stansfield, English footballer (b. 1978)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - David L. Wolper, American director and producer (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Billy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Philippe Bugalski, French race car driver (b. 1963)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ioan Dicezare, Romanian general and pilot (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Irving Fein, American producer and manager (b. 1911)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - William W. Momyer, American general and pilot (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Carlo Rambaldi, Italian special effects artist (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - William P. Clark Jr., American judge and politician, 12th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jonathan Dawson, Australian historian and academic (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Eydie Gormé, American singer and actress (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - David C. Jones, American general (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jody Payne, American singer and guitarist (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Amy Wallace, American author (b. 1955)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Jim Command, American baseball player and scout (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dotty Lynch, American journalist and academic (b. 1945)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kathleen Ollerenshaw, English mathematician, astronomer, and politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester (b. 1912)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bob Wiesler, American baseball player (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Buddy Baker, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Endre Czeizel, Hungarian physician, geneticist, and academic (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Knut Osnes, Norwegian footballer and coach (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Eriek Verpale, Belgian author and poet (b. 1952)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Ruth Pfau, German-Pakistani doctor and nun (b. 1929)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Jeffrey Epstein, American financier (b. 1953)

Deaths1 years ago

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