Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

The first day of the Independence Days, celebrates the independence of Gabon from France in 1960.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances


1 BC - Wang Mang consolidates his power and is declared marshal of state. Emperor Ai of Han, who had died the previous day, had no heirs.


963 - Nikephoros II Phokas is crowned emperor of the Byzantine Empire.


1328 - The House of Gonzaga seizes power in the Duchy of Mantua, and will rule until 1708.

Events692 years ago

1513 - Battle of the Spurs (Battle of Guinegate): King Henry VIII of England and his Imperial allies defeat French Forces who are then forced to retreat.

Events507 years ago

1652 - Battle of Plymouth: Inconclusive naval action between the fleets of Michiel de Ruyter and George Ayscue in the First Anglo-Dutch War.

Events368 years ago

1777 - American Revolutionary War: The Americans led by General John Stark rout British and Brunswick troops under Friedrich Baum at the Battle of Bennington in Walloomsac, New York.

Events243 years ago

1780 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Camden: The British defeat the Americans near Camden, South Carolina.

Events240 years ago

1792 - Maximilien de Robespierre presents the petition of the Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly, which demanded the formation of a revolutionary tribunal.

Events228 years ago
Events227 years ago

1812 - War of 1812: American General William Hull surrenders Fort Detroit without a fight to the British Army.

Events208 years ago

1819 - Peterloo Massacre: Seventeen people die and over 600 are injured in cavalry charges at a public meeting at St. Peter's Field, Manchester, England.

Events201 years ago

1841 - U.S. President John Tyler vetoes a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States. Enraged Whig Party members riot outside the White House in the most violent demonstration on White House grounds in U.S. history.

Events179 years ago

1858 - U.S. President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. However, a weak signal forces a shutdown of the service in a few weeks.

Events162 years ago

1859 - The Grand Duchy of Tuscany formally deposes the exiled House of Lorraine.

Events161 years ago

1863 - The Dominican Restoration War begins when Gregorio Luperón raises the Dominican flag in Santo Domingo after Spain had recolonized the country.

Events157 years ago

1869 - Battle of Acosta Ñu: A Paraguayan battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the Paraguayan War.

Events151 years ago

1870 - Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Mars-la-Tour is fought, resulting in a Prussian victory.

Events150 years ago

1891 - The Basilica of San Sebastian, Manila, the first all-steel church in Asia, is officially inaugurated and blessed.

Events129 years ago

1896 - Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie discover gold in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.

Events124 years ago

1900 - The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends after a 13-day siege is lifted by the British. The battle had begun when a force of between 2,000 and 3,000 Boers had surrounded a force of 500 Australians, Rhodesians, Canadians and British soldiers at a supply dump at Brakfontein Drift.

Events120 years ago

1906 - The 8.2 Mw Valparaíso earthquake hits central Chile, killing 3,882 people.

Events114 years ago

1913 - Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tohoku University) becomes the first university in Japan to admit female students.

Events107 years ago

1913 - Completion of the Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary.

Events107 years ago

1916 - The Migratory Bird Treaty between Canada and the United States is signed.

Events104 years ago

1918 - The Battle of Lake Baikal was fought between the Czechoslovak Legion and the Red Army.

Events102 years ago

1920 - Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. Chapman was the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909.

Events100 years ago

1920 - The congress of the Communist Party of Bukhara opens. The congress would call for armed revolution.

Events100 years ago

1920 - Polish–Soviet War: The Battle of Radzymin concludes; the Soviet Red Army is forced to turn away from Warsaw.

Events100 years ago

1923 - The United Kingdom gives the name "Ross Dependency" to part of its claimed Antarctic territory and makes the Governor-General of the Dominion of New Zealand its administrator.

Events97 years ago

1927 - The Dole Air Race begins from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, during which six out of the eight participating planes crash or disappear.

Events93 years ago

1929 - The 1929 Palestine riots break out in Mandatory Palestine between Palestinian Arabs and Jews and continue until the end of the month. In total, 133 Jews and 116 Arabs are killed.

Events91 years ago

1930 - The first color sound cartoon, Fiddlesticks, is released by Ub Iwerks.

Events90 years ago
Events90 years ago

1933 - Christie Pits riot takes place in Toronto, Ontario.

Events87 years ago

1942 - World War II: A naval L-class blimp drifts in from the Pacific and eventually crashes in Daly City, California. The two-man crew cannot be found.

Events78 years ago

1944 - First flight of a jet with forward-swept wings, the Junkers Ju 287.

Events76 years ago

1945 - The National Representatives' Congress, the precursor of the current National Assembly of Vietnam, convenes in Sơn Dương.

Events75 years ago

1946 - Mass riots in Kolkata begin; more than 4,000 people would be killed in 72 hours.

Events74 years ago
Events74 years ago

1954 - The first issue of Sports Illustrated is published.

Events66 years ago

1960 - Cyprus gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

Events60 years ago

1960 - Joseph Kittinger parachutes from a balloon over New Mexico at 102,800 feet (31,300 m), setting three records that held until 2012: High-altitude jump, free fall, and highest speed by a human without an aircraft.

Events60 years ago

1962 - Eight years after the remaining French India territories were handed to India, the ratifications of the treaty are exchanged to make the transfer official.

Events58 years ago

1962 - Pete Best is discharged from The Beatles, to be replaced two days later by Ringo Starr.

Events58 years ago

1964 - Vietnam War: A coup d'état replaces Dương Văn Minh with General Nguyễn Khánh as President of South Vietnam. A new constitution is established with aid from the U.S. Embassy.

Events56 years ago

1966 - Vietnam War: The House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigations of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong. The committee intends to introduce legislation making these activities illegal. Anti-war demonstrators disrupt the meeting and 50 people are arrested.

Events54 years ago

1972 - In an unsuccessful coup d'état attempt, the Royal Moroccan Air Force fires upon Hassan II of Morocco's plane while he is traveling back to Rabat.

Events48 years ago

1987 - Northwest Airlines Flight 255, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashes after takeoff in Detroit, Michigan, killing 154 of the 155 on board, plus two people on the ground.

Events33 years ago

1989 - A solar particle event affects computers at the Toronto Stock Exchange, forcing a halt to trading.

Events31 years ago

1991 - Indian Airlines Flight 257, a Boeing 737-200, crashes during approach to Imphal Airport, killing all 69 people on board.

Events29 years ago

2005 - West Caribbean Airways Flight 708, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, crashes in Machiques, Venezuela, killing all 160 people on board.

Events15 years ago

2008 - The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is topped off at 1,389 feet (423 m), at the time becoming the world's highest residence above ground-level.

Events12 years ago

2012 - South African police fatally shoot 34 miners and wound 78 more during an industrial dispute at Marikana near Rustenburg.

Events8 years ago

2013 - The ferry St. Thomas Aquinas collides with a cargo ship and sinks at Cebu, Philippines, killing 61 people with 59 others missing.

Events7 years ago

2015 - More than 96 people are killed and hundreds injured following a series of air-raids by the Syrian Arab Air Force on the rebel-held market town of Douma.

Events5 years ago

2015 - Trigana Air Flight 267, an ATR 42, crashes in Oksibl, Pegunungan Bintang, killing all 54 people on board.

Events5 years ago

2017 - The Minamata Convention on Mercury enters in force.

Events3 years ago


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1378 - Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)

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1557 - Agostino Carracci, Italian painter and etcher (d. 1602)

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1645 - Jean de La Bruyère, French philosopher and author (d. 1696)

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1650 - Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian monk, cosmographer, and cartographer (d. 1718)

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1744 - Pierre Méchain, French astronomer and surveyor (d. 1804)

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1761 - Yevstigney Fomin, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1800)

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1815 - John Bosco, Italian priest and educator (d. 1888)

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1816 - Octavia Taylor, daughter of Zachary Taylor (d. 1820)

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1820 - Andrew Rainsford Wetmore, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of New Brunswick (d. 1892)

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1821 - Arthur Cayley, English mathematician and academic (d. 1895)

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1831 - John Jones Ross, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Premier of Quebec (d. 1901)

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1832 - Wilhelm Wundt, German physician, psychologist, and physiologist (d. 1920)

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1842 - Jakob Rosanes, Ukrainian-German mathematician, chess player, and academic (d. 1922)

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1845 - Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourger-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1921)

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1848 - Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)

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1855 - James McGowen, Australian politician, 18th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1922)

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1856 - Aparicio Saravia, Uruguayan general and politician (d. 1904)

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1858 - Arthur Achleitner, German author (d. 1927)

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1860 - Martin Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke, English-Scottish cricketer (d. 1938)

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1860 - Jules Laforgue, Uruguayan-French poet and author (d. 1887)

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1862 - Amos Alonzo Stagg, American baseball player and coach (d. 1965)

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1865 - Mary Gilmore, Australian socialist, poet and journalist (d. 1962)

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1868 - Bernarr Macfadden, American bodybuilder and publisher, founded Macfadden Publications (d. 1955)

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1876 - Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator and stage designer (d. 1942)

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1877 - Roque Ruaño, Spanish priest and engineer (d. 1935)

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1882 - Désiré Mérchez, French swimmer and water polo player (d. 1968)

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1884 - Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourger-American author and publisher (d. 1967)

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1888 - T. E. Lawrence, British colonel, diplomat, writer and archaeologist (d. 1935)

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1888 - Armand J. Piron, American violinist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1943)

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1892 - Hal Foster, Canadian-American author and illustrator (d. 1982)

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1892 - Otto Messmer, American cartoonist and animator, co-created Felix the Cat (d. 1983)

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1894 - George Meany, American plumber and labor leader (d. 1980)

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1895 - Albert Cohen, Greek-Swiss author and playwright (d. 1981)

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1895 - Liane Haid, Austrian-Swiss actress and singer (d. 2000)

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1900 - Ida Browne, Australian geologist and palaeontologist (d. 1976)

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1902 - Georgette Heyer, English author (d. 1974)

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1902 - Wallace Thurman, American author and playwright (d. 1934)

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1904 - Minoru Genda, Japanese general, pilot, and politician (d. 1989)

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1904 - Wendell Meredith Stanley, American biochemist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1971)

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1908 - Orlando Cole, American cellist and educator (d. 2010)

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

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1909 - Paul Callaway, American organist and conductor (d. 1995)

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1910 - Gloria Blondell, American actress (d. 1986)

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1910 - Mae Clarke, American actress (d. 1992)

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1911 - E. F. Schumacher, German economist and statistician (d. 1977)

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1912 - Ted Drake, English footballer and manager (d. 1995)

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1913 - Menachem Begin, Belarusian-Israeli politician, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)

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1915 - Al Hibbler, American baritone singer (d. 2001)

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1916 - Iggy Katona, American race car driver (d. 2003)

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1917 - Matt Christopher, American author (d. 1997)

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1917 - Roque Cordero, Panamanian composer and educator (d. 2008)

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1919 - Karl-Heinz Euling, German captain (d. 2014)

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1920 - Charles Bukowski, German-American poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1994)

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1922 - James Casey, English comedian, radio scriptwriter and producer (d. 2011)

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1922 - Ernie Freeman, American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001)

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1923 - Millôr Fernandes, Brazilian journalist and playwright (d. 2012)

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1924 - Fess Parker, American actor (d. 2010)

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1924 - Inez Voyce, American baseball player

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1925 - Willie Jones, American baseball player (d. 1983)

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1925 - Mal Waldron, American pianist and composer (d. 2002)

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1927 - Lois Nettleton, American actress (d. 2008)

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1928 - Ann Blyth, American actress and singer

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1928 - Eydie Gormé, American singer (d. 2013)

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1928 - Ara Güler, Turkish photographer and journalist

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1928 - Eddie Kirkland, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

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1928 - Wyatt Tee Walker, American pastor, theologian, and activist (d. 2018)

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1929 - Bill Evans, American pianist and composer (d. 1980)

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1929 - Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)

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1929 - Fritz Von Erich, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1997)

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1930 - Robert Culp, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

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1930 - Frank Gifford, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2015)

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1930 - Leslie Manigat, Haitian educator and politician, 43rd President of Haiti (d. 2014)

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1933 - Reiner Kunze, German poet and translator

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1933 - Tom Maschler, English author and publisher

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1933 - Julie Newmar, American actress

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1933 - Stuart Roosa, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1994)

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1934 - Donnie Dunagan, American actor and soldier

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1934 - Diana Wynne Jones, English author (d. 2011)

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1934 - Ketty Lester, American singer and actress

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1934 - Pierre Richard, French actor, director, and screenwriter

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1934 - John Standing, English actor

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1934 - Dave Thomas, English-Welsh golfer and architect (d. 2013)

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1934 - Sam Trimble, Australian cricketer

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1935 - Cliff Fletcher, Canadian businessman

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1935 - Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach

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1936 - Anita Gillette, American actress and singer

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1936 - Alan Hodgkinson, English footballer and coach (d. 2015)

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1937 - David Anderson, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician

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1937 - David Behrman, American composer and producer

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1937 - Ian Deans, Canadian politician (d. 2016)

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1937 - Boris Rõtov, Estonian chess player (d. 1987)

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1939 - Seán Brady, Irish cardinal

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1939 - Trevor McDonald, Trinidadian-English journalist and academic

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1939 - Billy Joe Shaver, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1939 - Eric Weissberg, American singer, banjo player, and multi-instrumentalist

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1940 - Bruce Beresford, Australian director and producer

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1942 - Lesley Turner Bowrey, Australian tennis player

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1942 - Barbara George, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

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1942 - Robert Squirrel Lester, American soul singer (d. 2010)

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1943 - Woody Peoples, American football player (d. 2010)

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1944 - Kevin Ayers, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

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1945 - Bob Balaban, American actor, director, and producer

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1945 - Russell Brookes, English race car driver

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1945 - Suzanne Farrell, American ballerina and educator

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1945 - Gary Loizzo, American guitarist, singer, recording engineer, and record producer (d. 2016)

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1945 - Nigel Terry, British stage and film actor (d. 2015)

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1946 - Masoud Barzani, Iranian-Kurdish politician, President of Iraqi Kurdistan

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1946 - Lesley Ann Warren, American actress

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1947 - Katharine Hamnett, English fashion designer

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1948 - Earl Blumenauer, American politician, U.S. Representative from Oregon

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1948 - Barry Hay, Indian-born Dutch rock musician

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1948 - Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player and manager

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1948 - Pierre Reid, Canadian educator and politician

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1948 - Joey Spampinato, American singer-songwriter and bass player

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1949 - Scott Asheton, American drummer (d. 2014)

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1949 - Paul Pasqualoni, American football player and coach

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1949 - Bill Spooner, American guitarist and songwriter

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1950 - Hasely Crawford, Trinidadian runner

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1950 - Jeff Thomson, Australian cricketer

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1950 - Naseeruddin Shah, Indian film and stage actor and director.

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1951 - Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, Nigerian businessman and politician, 13th President of Nigeria (d. 2010)

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1953 - Kathie Lee Gifford, American talk show host, singer, and actress

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1953 - James "J.T." Taylor, American R&B singer-songwriter

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1954 - James Cameron, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

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1954 - George Galloway, Scottish-English politician and broadcaster

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1955 - James Reilly, Irish surgeon and politician, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

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1956 - Vahan Hovhannisyan, Armenian soldier and politician (d. 2014)

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1957 - Laura Innes, American actress and director

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1957 - R. R. Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2015)

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1958 - Madonna, American singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and director

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1958 - Angela Bassett, American actress

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1958 - José Luis Clerc, Argentinian tennis player and coach

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1958 - Oscar Collodo, Swiss-Italian rugby player and coach

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1958 - Diane Dodds, Northern Irish educator and politician

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1959 - Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist and manager

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1960 - Rosita Baltazar, Belizean choreographer, dancer, and dance instructor (d. 2015)

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1960 - Timothy Hutton, American actor, producer and director

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1960 - Franz Welser-Möst, Austrian-American conductor and director

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1961 - Christian Okoye, American football player

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1961 - Angela Smith, English academic and politician

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1962 - Steve Carell, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

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1963 - Aloísio Pires Alves, Brazilian footballer and manager

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1963 - Christine Cavanaugh, American voice artist (d. 2014)

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1964 - Jimmy Arias, American tennis player and sportscaster

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1964 - Nigel Redman, English rugby player

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1964 - Barry Venison, English footballer and journalist

Births56 years ago

1966 - Eddie Olczyk, American ice hockey player, coach, and commentator

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1967 - Mark Coyne, Australian rugby league player

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1967 - Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish journalist, actress, and author

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1968 - Mateja Svet, Slovenian skier

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1968 - Wolfgang Tillmans, German photographer

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1968 - Arvind Kejriwal, Indian civil servant and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Delhi

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1970 - Bonnie Bernstein, American journalist and sportscaster

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1970 - Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor and producer

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1970 - Manisha Koirala, Indian actress

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1971 - Stefan Klos, German footballer

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1972 - Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian and television host

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1972 - Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer

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1972 - Emily Robison, American singer-songwriter and banjo player

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1973 - Damian Jackson, American baseball player

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1974 - Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Guyanese cricketer

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1974 - Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungarian swimmer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Iván Hurtado, Ecuadorian footballer and politician

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1975 - Didier Agathe, French footballer

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1975 - Jonatan Johansson, Finnish footballer, coach, and manager

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1975 - Pantelis Konstantinidis, Greek footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - George Stults, American model and actor

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1975 - Álvaro Tardáguila, Uruguayan cyclist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Taika Waititi, New Zealand director, screenwriter and actor

Births45 years ago

1977 - Pavel Královec, Czech football referee

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1979 - Paul Gallacher, Scottish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Eduardo Maiorino, Brazilian mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (d. 2012)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ian Moran, Australian cricketer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Emerson Ramos Borges, Brazilian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Vanessa Carlton, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Bob Hardy, English bass player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Piet Rooijakkers, Dutch cyclist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Joleon Lescott, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Nikolaos Zisis, Greek basketball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Matteo Anesi, Italian speed skater

Births36 years ago

1984 - Didier Cuche, Swiss skier

Births36 years ago

1984 - Candice Dupree, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Konstantin Vassiljev, Estonian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Cristin Milioti, American actress

Births35 years ago

1986 - Yu Darvish, Japanese baseball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Carey Price, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Eri Kitamura, Japanese voice actress and singer.

Births33 years ago

1988 - Ismaïl Aissati, Moroccan footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Wang Hao, Chinese race walker

Births31 years ago

1989 - Moussa Sissoko, French footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Godfrey Oboabona, Nigerian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - José Eduardo de Araújo, Brazilian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Diego Schwartzman, Argentinian tennis player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Cameron Monaghan, American actor and model

Births27 years ago

1996 - Caeleb Dressel, American swimmer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Greyson Chance, American musician

Births23 years ago

1999 - Karen Chen, American figure skater

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AD 79 - Empress Ma, Chinese Han dynasty consort (b. 40)


856 - Theutbald I, bishop of Langres


963 - Marianos Argyros, Byzantine general (b. 944)

Deaths993 years ago

1225 - Hōjō Masako, Japanese regent and onna-bugeisha (b. 1156)

Deaths795 years ago

1258 - Theodore II Laskaris, Byzantine-Greek emperor (b. 1222)

Deaths762 years ago
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1327 - Roch, French saint (b. 1295)

Deaths693 years ago

1339 - Azzone Visconti, founder of the state of Milan (b. 1302)

Deaths681 years ago
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1443 - Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1434)

Deaths577 years ago

1492 - Beatrice of Silva, Dominican nun

Deaths528 years ago

1518 - Loyset Compère, French composer (b. 1445)

Deaths502 years ago
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1661 - Thomas Fuller, English historian and author (b. 1608)

Deaths359 years ago

1678 - Andrew Marvell, English poet and author (b. 1621)

Deaths342 years ago

1705 - Jacob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (b. 1654)

Deaths315 years ago

1733 - Matthew Tindal, English philosopher and author (b. 1657)

Deaths287 years ago

1791 - Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1719)

Deaths229 years ago

1836 - Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1755)

Deaths184 years ago

1855 - Henry Colburn, English publisher (b. 1785)

Deaths165 years ago

1861 - Ranavalona I, Queen consort of Kingdom of Madagascar and then sovereign (b. 1778)

Deaths159 years ago

1878 - Richard Upjohn, English-American architect (b. 1802)

Deaths142 years ago

1886 - Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Indian mystic and philosopher (b. 1836)

Deaths134 years ago

1887 - Webster Paulson, English civil engineer (b. 1837)

Deaths133 years ago

1888 - John Pemberton, American pharmacist and chemist, invented Coca-Cola (b. 1831)

Deaths132 years ago

1893 - Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist and academic (b. 1825)

Deaths127 years ago

1899 - Robert Bunsen, German chemist and academic (b. 1811)

Deaths121 years ago

1900 - José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese journalist and author (b. 1845)

Deaths120 years ago

1904 - Prentiss Ingraham, American soldier and author (b. 1843)

Deaths116 years ago

1911 - Patrick Francis Moran, Irish-Australian cardinal (b. 1830)

Deaths109 years ago

1914 - Carl Theodor Schulz, German-Norwegian gardener (b. 1835)

Deaths106 years ago

1916 - George Scott, English footballer (b. 1885)

Deaths104 years ago

1920 - Henry Daglish, Australian politician, 6th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1866)

Deaths100 years ago

1921 - Peter I of Serbia (b. 1844)

Deaths99 years ago

1938 - Andrej Hlinka, Slovak priest, journalist, and politician (b. 1864)

Deaths82 years ago

1938 - Robert Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1911)

Deaths82 years ago

1945 - Takijirō Ōnishi, Japanese admiral (b. 1891)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Babe Ruth, American baseball player and coach (b. 1895)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Margaret Mitchell, American journalist and author (b. 1900)

Deaths71 years ago

1952 - Lydia Field Emmet, American painter and academic (b. 1866)

Deaths68 years ago

1956 - Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-American actor (b. 1882)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Irving Langmuir, American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)

Deaths63 years ago

1959 - William Halsey, Jr., American admiral (b. 1882)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichord player (b. 1879)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - Abdul Haq, Pakistani linguist and scholar (b. 1870)

Deaths59 years ago

1971 - Spyros Skouras, Greek-American businessman (b. 1893)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Pierre Brasseur, French actor and screenwriter (b. 1905)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-American biochemist and microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

Deaths47 years ago

1977 - Elvis Presley, American singer, guitarist, and actor (b. 1935)

Deaths43 years ago
Deaths42 years ago

1979 - John Diefenbaker, Canadian lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1895)

Deaths41 years ago

1983 - Earl Averill, American baseball player (b. 1902)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Duško Radović, Serbian children's writer, poet, journalist, aphorist and TV editor (b. 1922)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Ronnie Aird, English cricketer and administrator (b. 1902)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Jaime Sáenz, Bolivian author and poet (b. 1921)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - Amanda Blake, American actress (b. 1929)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Pat O'Connor, New Zealand wrestler and trainer (b. 1925)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Luigi Zampa, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1905)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Mark Heard, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1951)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Stewart Granger, English-American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths27 years ago

1997 - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani musician and Qawwali singer (b. 1948)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Phil Leeds, American actor (b. 1916)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Dorothy West, American journalist and author (b. 1907)

Deaths22 years ago

2002 - Abu Nidal, Palestinian terrorist leader (b. 1937)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Jeff Corey, American actor (b. 1914)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (b. 1933)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Idi Amin, Ugandan field marshal and politician, 3rd President of Uganda (b. 1928)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ivan Hlinka, Czech ice hockey player and coach (b. 1950)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Balanadarajah Iyer, Sri Lankan journalist and poet (b. 1957)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Carl Mydans, American photographer and journalist (b. 1907)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Robert Quiroga, American boxer (b. 1969)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Vassar Clements, American fiddler (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Tonino Delli Colli, Italian cinematographer (b. 1922)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - William Corlett, English novelist and playwright (b. 1938)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Frère Roger, Swiss monk and mystic (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Alfredo Stroessner, Paraguayan general and dictator; 46th President of Paraguay (b. 1912)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Bahaedin Adab, Iranian engineer and politician (b. 1945)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Dorival Caymmi, Brazilian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1914)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Ronnie Drew, Irish musician, folk singer and actor (b. 1934)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Masanobu Fukuoka, Japanese farmer and author (b. 1913)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Dimitrios Ioannidis, Greek general (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Mihri Belli, Turkish activist and politician (b. 1916)

Deaths9 years ago
Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Martine Franck, Belgian photographer and director (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Abune Paulos, Ethiopian patriarch (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - William Windom, American actor (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - David Rees, Welsh mathematician and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Patrick Aziza, Nigerian general and politician, Governor of Kebbi State (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Vsevolod Nestayko, Ukrainian author (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, Italian-South African lawyer and politician (b. 1960)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Peter Scholl-Latour, German journalist, author, and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jacob Bekenstein, Mexican-American physicist, astronomer, and academic (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Anna Kashfi, British actress (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Shuja Khanzada, Pakistani colonel and politician (b. 1943)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mile Mrkšić, Serb general (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - João Havelange, Brazilian water polo player, lawyer, and businessman (b. 1916)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - John McLaughlin, American television personality (b. 1927)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Wakako Yamauchi, American-Japanese writer (b. 1924)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Peter Fonda , American actor, director, and screenwriter. (b.1940)

Deaths1 years ago

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Translation of the Acheiropoietos icon from Edessa to Constantinople. (Eastern Orthodox Church)

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