Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence proclamation of Indonesia from Japan in 1945.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Gabon from France in 1960.

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

Events

309/310 - Pope Eusebius is banished by the Emperor Maxentius to Sicily, where he dies, perhaps from a hunger strike.

Events

682 - Pope Leo II begins his pontificate.

Events

1186 - Georgenberg Pact: Ottokar IV, Duke of Styria and Leopold V, Duke of Austria sign a heritage agreement in which Ottokar gives his duchy to Leopold and to his son Frederick under the stipulation that Austria and Styria would henceforth remain undivided.

Events834 years ago

1386 - Karl Topia, the ruler of Princedom of Albania forges an alliance with the Republic of Venice, committing to participate in all wars of the Republic and receiving coastal protection against the Ottomans in return.

Events634 years ago
Events596 years ago

1498 - Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander VI, becomes the first person in history to resign the cardinalate; later that same day, King Louis XII of France names him Duke of Valentinois.

Events522 years ago
Events471 years ago

1560 - The Catholic Church is overthrown and Protestantism is established as the national religion in Scotland.

Events460 years ago

1585 - Eighty Years' War: Siege of Antwerp: Antwerp is captured by Spanish forces under Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, who orders Protestants to leave the city and as a result over half of the 100,000 inhabitants flee to the northern provinces.

Events435 years ago

1585 - A first group of colonists sent by Sir Walter Raleigh under the charge of Ralph Lane lands in the New World to create Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island, off the coast of present-day North Carolina.

Events435 years ago

1597 - Islands Voyage: Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and Sir Walter Raleigh set sail on an expedition to the Azores.

Events423 years ago

1668 - A magnitude 8.0 earthquake causes 8,000 deaths in Anatolia, Ottoman Empire.

Events352 years ago

1712 - Action of 17 August 1712 New Deep naval battle between Denmark and Sweden.

Events308 years ago

1717 - Austro-Turkish War of 1716–18: The month-long Siege of Belgrade ends with Prince Eugene of Savoy's Austrian troops capturing the city from the Ottoman Empire.

Events303 years ago

1723 - Ioan Giurgiu Patachi becomes Bishop of Făgăraș and is festively installed in his position at the St. Nicolas Cathedral in Făgăraș, after being formally confirmed earlier by Pope Clement XI.

Events297 years ago

1740 - Pope Benedict XIV, previously known as Prospero Lambertini, succeeds Clement XII as the 247th Pope.

Events280 years ago

1784 - Classical composer Luigi Boccherini receives a pay rise of 12000 reals from his employer, the Infante Luis, Count of Chinchón.

Events236 years ago

1798 - The Vietnamese Catholics report a Marian apparition in Quảng Trị, an event which is called Our Lady of La Vang.

Events222 years ago

1807 - Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat leaves New York City for Albany, New York, on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world.

Events213 years ago

1827 - Dutch King William I and Pope Leo XII sign concord

Events193 years ago

1836 - British parliament accepts registration of births, marriages and deaths

Events184 years ago

1862 - American Indian Wars: The Dakota War of 1862 begins in Minnesota as Dakota warriors attack white settlements along the Minnesota River.

Events158 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Major General J. E. B. Stuart is assigned command of all the cavalry of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

Events158 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: In Charleston, South Carolina, Union batteries and ships bombard Confederate-held Fort Sumter.

Events157 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Gainesville: Confederate forces defeat Union troops near Gainesville, Florida.

Events156 years ago

1866 - The Grand Duchy of Baden announces her withdrawal from the German Confederation and signs a treaty of peace and alliance with Prussia.

Events154 years ago

1883 - The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, Himno Nacional.

Events137 years ago

1896 - Bridget Driscoll became the first recorded case of a pedestrian killed in a collision with a motor car in the United Kingdom.

Events124 years ago

1907 - Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, opened.

Events113 years ago

1908 - Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, created by Émile Cohl, is shown in Paris, France.

Events112 years ago

1914 - World War I: Battle of Stallupönen: The German army of General Hermann von François defeats the Russian force commanded by Paul von Rennenkampf near modern-day Nesterov, Russia.

Events106 years ago

1915 - Jewish American Leo Frank is lynched in Marietta, Georgia after a 13-year-old girl is murdered.

Events105 years ago

1915 - A Category 4 hurricane hits Galveston, Texas with winds at 135 miles per hour (217 km/h).

Events105 years ago

1916 - World War I: Romania signs a secret treaty with the Entente Powers. According to the treaty, Romania agreed to join the war on the Allied side.

Events104 years ago

1918 - Bolshevik revolutionary leader Moisei Uritsky is assassinated.

Events102 years ago

1942 - World War II: U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: The U.S. Eighth Air Force suffers the loss of 60 bombers on the Schweinfurt–Regensburg mission.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: The U.S. Seventh Army under General George S. Patton arrives in Messina, Italy, followed several hours later by the British 8th Army under Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, thus completing the Allied conquest of Sicily.

Events77 years ago
Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Royal Air Force begins Operation Hydra, the first air raid of the Operation Crossbow strategic bombing campaign against Germany's V-weapon program.

Events77 years ago

1945 - The novella Animal Farm by George Orwell is first published.

Events75 years ago

1947 - The Radcliffe Line, the border between the Dominions of India and Pakistan, is revealed.

Events73 years ago

1953 - Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous takes place, in Southern California.

Events67 years ago

1955 - Hurricane Diane made landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, and it went on to cause major floods and kill more than 184 people.

Events65 years ago

1958 - Pioneer 0, America's first attempt at lunar orbit, is launched using the first Thor-Able rocket and fails. Notable as one of the first attempted launches beyond Earth orbit by any country.

Events62 years ago

1959 - Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Hebgen Lake earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana.

Events61 years ago

1962 - Peter Fechter is shot and bleeds to death while trying to cross the new Berlin Wall.

Events58 years ago

1969 - Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing 256 and causing $1.42 billion in damage.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Venera program: Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus).

Events50 years ago

1977 - The Soviet icebreaker Arktika becomes the first surface ship to reach the North Pole.

Events43 years ago

1978 - Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey, France near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine.

Events42 years ago

1988 - President of Pakistan Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and U.S. Ambassador Arnold Raphel are killed in a plane crash.

Events32 years ago

1991 - Strathfield massacre: In Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, taxi driver Wade Frankum shoots seven people and injures six others before turning the gun on himself.

Events29 years ago

1998 - Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky; later that same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about the relationship.

Events22 years ago

1999 - The 7.6 Mwİzmit earthquake shakes northwestern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), leaving 17,118–17,127 dead and 43,953–50,000 injured.

Events21 years ago

2004 - The National Assembly of Serbia unanimously adopts new state symbols for Serbia: Bože pravde becomes the new anthem and the coat of arms is adopted for the whole country.

Events16 years ago

2005 - The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of Israeli disengagement from Gaza, starts.

Events15 years ago

2005 - Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300 locations in 63 out of the 64 districts of Bangladesh

Events15 years ago

2008 - American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals at one Olympic Games.

Events12 years ago

2009 - An accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam in Khakassia, Russia, kills 75 and shuts down the hydroelectric power station, leading to widespread power failure in the local area.

Events11 years ago

2015 - A bomb explodes near the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, killing at least 19 people and injuring 123 others.

Events5 years ago

2017 - Barcelona attacks: A van is driven into pedestrians in La Rambla, killing 14 and injuring at least 100.

Events3 years ago

2019 - A bomb explodes at a wedding in Kabul killing 63 people and leaving 182 injured.

Events1 years ago

Births

Births867 years ago
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1556 - Alexander Briant, English martyr and saint (d. 1581)

Births464 years ago

1578 - Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)

Births442 years ago

1578 - Johann, Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, first prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (d. 1638)

Births442 years ago

1582 - John Matthew Rispoli, Maltese philosopher (d. 1639)

Births438 years ago

1586 - Johann Valentin Andrea, German theologian (d. 1654)

Births434 years ago

1607 - Pierre de Fermat, French lawyer and mathematician (d. 1665)

Births413 years ago

1603 - Lennart Torstensson, Swedish Field Marshal, Privy Councillour and Governor-General (d. 1651)

Births417 years ago

1612 - Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, Polish nobleman (d. 1651)

Births408 years ago

1629 - John III Sobieski, Polish–Lithuanian king (d. 1696)

Births391 years ago

1686 - Nicola Porpora, Italian composer and educator (d. 1768)

Births334 years ago

1753 - Josef Dobrovský, Bohemian philologist and historian (d. 1828)

Births267 years ago

1768 - Louis Desaix, French general (d. 1800)

Births252 years ago

1786 - Davy Crockett, American soldier and politician (d. 1836)

Births234 years ago
Births234 years ago

1801 - Fredrika Bremer, Swedish writer and feminist (d. 1865)

Births219 years ago

1828 - Jules Bernard Luys, French neurologist and physician (d. 1897)

Births192 years ago

1840 - Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, English poet and activist (d. 1922)

Births180 years ago

1845 - Henry Cadwalader Chapman, American physician and naturalist (d. 1909)

Births175 years ago

1849 - William Kidston, Scottish-Australian politician, 17th Premier of Queensland (d. 1919)

Births171 years ago

1863 - Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and photographer (d. 1924)

Births157 years ago

1865 - Julia Marlowe, English-American actress (d. 1950)

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Births154 years ago

1873 - John A. Sampson, American gynecologist and academic (d. 1946)

Births147 years ago

1877 - Ralph McKittrick, American golfer and tennis player (d. 1923)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Reggie Duff, Australian cricketer (d. 1911)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Percy Sherwell, South African cricketer and tennis player (d. 1948)

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Births133 years ago

1887 - Marcus Garvey, Jamaican journalist and activist, founded Black Star Line (d. 1940)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Monty Woolley, American actor, raconteur, and pundit (d. 1963)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Stefan Bastyr, Polish soldier and pilot (d. 1920)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Harry Hopkins, American politician and diplomat, 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1946)

Births130 years ago

1893 - John Brahm, German-American director and production manager (d. 1982)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Mae West, American actress, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1980)

Births127 years ago

1894 - William Rootes, 1st Baron Rootes, English businessman, founded Rootes Group (d. 1964)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Leslie Groves, American general and engineer (d. 1970)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Tõnis Kint, Estonian lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 1991)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Oliver Waterman Larkin, American historian and author (d. 1970)

Births124 years ago

1900 - Vivienne de Watteville, British travel writer and adventurer (d. 1957)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Pauline A. Young, African-American teacher, historian, aviator and activist (d. 1991)

Births120 years ago

1904 - Mary Cain, American journalist and politician (d. 1984)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Leopold Nowak, Austrian composer and musicologist (d. 1991)

Births116 years ago

1909 - Larry Clinton, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1985)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Wilf Copping, English footballer (d. 1980)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian chess player and engineer (d. 1995)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Martin Sandberger, German colonel and lawyer (d. 2010)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Mark Felt, American lawyer and agent, 2nd Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (d. 2008)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1989)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Rudy York, American baseball player and manager (d. 1970)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Bill Downs, American journalist (d. 1978)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1988)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Moses Majekodunmi, Nigerian physician and politician (d. 2012)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Evelyn Ankers, British-American actress (d. 1985)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Ike Quebec, American saxophonist and pianist (d. 1963)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Michael John Wise, English geographer and academic (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Georgia Gibbs, American singer (d. 2006)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Maureen O'Hara, Irish-American actress and singer (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Lida Moser, American photographer and author (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Geoffrey Elton, German-English historian and academic (d. 1994)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Roy Tattersall, English cricketer (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Carlos Cruz-Diez, Venezuelan artist (d. 2019)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Larry Rivers, American painter and sculptor (d. 2002)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Evan S. Connell, American novelist, poet, and short story writer (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Valerie Eliot, English businesswoman (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Jiang Zemin, Chinese engineer and politician, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and 5th President of China

Births94 years ago

1927 - Sam Butera, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1927 - F. Ray Keyser Jr., American lawyer and politician, 72nd Governor of Vermont (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1928 - T. J. Anderson, American composer, conductor, and educator

Births92 years ago

1928 - Willem Duys, Dutch tennis player, sportscaster, and producer (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

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

Births91 years ago

1930 - Harve Bennett, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Ted Hughes, English poet and playwright (d. 1998)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Tony Wrigley, English historian, demographer, and academic

Births89 years ago

1932 - V. S. Naipaul, Trinidadian-English novelist and essayist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Duke Pearson, American pianist and composer (d. 1980)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Jean-Jacques Sempé, French cartoonist

Births88 years ago

1933 - Mark Dinning, American pop singer (d. 1986)

Births87 years ago

1934 - João Donato, Brazilian pianist and composer

Births86 years ago

1934 - Ron Henry, English footballer (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago
Births84 years ago

1936 - Margaret Heafield Hamilton, American computer scientist, systems engineer, and business owner.

Births84 years ago

1938 - Theodoros Pangalos, Greek lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece

Births82 years ago

1939 - Luther Allison, American blues guitarist and singer (d. 1997)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian director and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Barry Sheerman, English academic and politician

Births80 years ago

1941 - Lothar Bisky, German businessman and politician (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jean Pierre Lefebvre, Canadian director and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1942 - Shane Porteous, Australian actor, animator, and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1943 - Edward Cowie, English composer, painter, and author

Births77 years ago

1943 - Robert De Niro, American actor, entrepreneur, director, and producer

Births77 years ago

1943 - John Humphrys, Welsh journalist and author

Births77 years ago

1943 - Dave "Snaker" Ray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Larry Ellison, American businessman, co-founded the Oracle Corporation

Births76 years ago

1944 - Jean-Bernard Pommier, French pianist and conductor

Births76 years ago

1945 - Rachel Pollack, American author, poet, and educator

Births75 years ago

1946 - Hugh Baiocchi, South African golfer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Martha Coolidge, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Patrick Manning, Trinidadian-Tobagonian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2016)

Births74 years ago
Births73 years ago

1947 - Gary Talley, American guitarist (The Box Tops), singer-songwriter, and author

Births73 years ago

1948 - Alexander Ivashkin, Russian-English cellist and conductor (d. 2014)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Norm Coleman, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Mayor of St. Paul

Births71 years ago

1949 - Sue Draheim, American fiddler and composer (d. 2013)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Julian Fellowes, English actor, director, screenwriter, and politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Sib Hashian, American rock drummer (Boston) (d. 2017)

Births71 years ago

1951 - Richard Hunt, American Muppet performer (d. 1992)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Aleksandr Maksimenkov, Russian footballer and coach (d. 2012)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Nelson Piquet, Brazilian race car driver and businessman

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mario Theissen, German engineer and businessman

Births68 years ago

1952 - Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis player

Births68 years ago

1953 - Mick Malthouse, Australian footballer and coach

Births67 years ago

1953 - Herta Müller, Romanian-German poet and author, Nobel Prize laureate

Births67 years ago

1953 - Korrie Layun Rampan, Indonesian author, poet, and critic (d. 2015)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Kevin Rowland, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Eric Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Andrés Pastrana Arango, Colombian lawyer and politician, 38th President of Colombia

Births66 years ago

1955 - Colin Moulding, English singer-songwriter and bassist

Births65 years ago

1956 - Gail Berman, American businessman, co-founded BermanBraun

Births64 years ago

1956 - Álvaro Pino, Spanish cyclist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Ken Kwapis, American director and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Laurence Overmire, American poet, author, and actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Robin Cousins, British competitive figure skater

Births63 years ago

1958 - Belinda Carlisle, American singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Fred Goodwin, Scottish banker and accountant

Births62 years ago

1958 - Maurizio Sandro Sala, Brazilian race car driver

Births62 years ago

1959 - Jonathan Franzen, American novelist and essayist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jacek Kazimierski, Polish footballer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Eric Schlosser, American journalist and author

Births61 years ago

1960 - Stephan Eicher, Swiss singer-songwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Sean Penn, American actor, director, and political activist

Births60 years ago

1962 - Gilby Clarke, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Dan Dakich, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jon Gruden, American football player, coach, and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1964 - Colin James, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Maria McKee, American singer-songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dave Penney, English footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1965 - Steve Gorman, American drummer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Dottie Pepper, American golfer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jüri Luik, Estonian politician and diplomat, 18th Estonian Minister of Defense

Births54 years ago

1966 - Rodney Mullen, American skateboarder and stuntman

Births54 years ago

1966 - Don Sweeney, Canadian ice hockey player and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Michael Preetz, German footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1968 - Andriy Kuzmenko, Ukrainian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Ed McCaffrey, American football player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Helen McCrory, English actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Christian Laettner, American basketball player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Donnie Wahlberg, American singer-songwriter, actor and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Kelvin Mercer, American rapper, songwriter and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jim Courier, American tennis player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Andrus Kivirähk, Estonian author

Births50 years ago

1970 - Øyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Uhm Jung-hwa, South Korean singer and actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jorge Posada, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Shaun Rehn, Australian footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Habibul Bashar, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births48 years ago

1974 - Johannes Maria Staud, Austrian composer

Births46 years ago

1976 - Eric Boulton, Canadian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Geertjan Lassche, Dutch journalist and director

Births44 years ago

1976 - Serhiy Zakarlyuka, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2014)

Births44 years ago

1977 - Nathan Deakes, Australian race walker

Births43 years ago

1977 - William Gallas, French footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Thierry Henry, French footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Mike Lewis, Welsh guitarist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Tarja Turunen, Finnish singer-songwriter and producer

Births43 years ago

1979 - Antwaan Randle El, American football player and journalist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Keith Dabengwa, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Daniel Güiza, Spanish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jan Kromkamp, Dutch footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1982 - Phil Jagielka, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Cheerleader Melissa, American wrestler and manager

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mark Salling, American actor and musician (d. 2018)

Births38 years ago

1983 - Dustin Pedroia, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Dee Brown, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Oksana Domnina, Russian ice dancer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Garrett Wolfe, American football player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Yū Aoi, Japanese actress and model

Births35 years ago

1986 - Rudy Gay, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1988 - Natalie Sandtorv, Norwegian singer-songwriter

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jihadi John, Kuwaiti-British member of ISIS (d. 2015)

Births32 years ago

1988 - Erika Toda, Japanese actress

Births32 years ago

1992 - Alex Elisala, New Zealand-Australian rugby player (d. 2013)

Births28 years ago

1992 - Chanel Mata'utia, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Paige, English wrestler

Births28 years ago

1993 - Ederson Moraes, Brazilian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Sarah Sjöström, Swedish swimmer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Phoebe Bridgers, American singer/songwriter

Births26 years ago

1995 - Gracie Gold, American figure skater

Births25 years ago

1995 - Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, New Zealand rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Jake Virtanen, Canadian ice hockey player

Births24 years ago

2000 - Lil Pump, American rapper and songwriter

Births20 years ago

Deaths

754 - Carloman, mayor of the palace of Austrasia

Deaths

949 - Li Shouzhen, Chinese general and governor

Deaths
Deaths867 years ago

1304 - Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)

Deaths716 years ago

1324 - Irene of Brunswick (b. 1293)

Deaths696 years ago

1338 - Nitta Yoshisada, Japanese samurai (b. 1301)

Deaths682 years ago
Deaths596 years ago

1510 - Edmund Dudley, English politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (b. 1462)

Deaths510 years ago

1510 - Richard Empson, English statesman

Deaths510 years ago

1547 - Katharina von Zimmern, Swiss sovereign abbess (b. 1478)

Deaths473 years ago

1673 - Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (b. 1641)

Deaths347 years ago

1676 - Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, German author (b. 1621)

Deaths344 years ago

1720 - Anne Dacier, French scholar and translator (b. 1654)

Deaths300 years ago

1723 - Joseph Bingham, English scholar and academic (b. 1668)

Deaths297 years ago

1768 - Vasily Trediakovsky, Russian poet and playwright (b. 1703)

Deaths252 years ago

1785 - Jonathan Trumbull, English-American merchant and politician, 16th Governor of Connecticut (b. 1710)

Deaths235 years ago

1786 - Frederick the Great, Prussian king (b. 1712)

Deaths234 years ago

1809 - Matthew Boulton, English businessman and engineer, co-founded Boulton and Watt (b. 1728)

Deaths211 years ago

1814 - John Johnson, English architect and surveyor (b. 1732)

Deaths206 years ago

1834 - Husein Gradaščević, Ottoman general (b. 1802)

Deaths186 years ago

1838 - Lorenzo Da Ponte, Italian playwright and poet (b. 1749)

Deaths182 years ago

1850 - José de San Martín, Argentinian general and politician, 1st President of Peru (b. 1778)

Deaths170 years ago

1861 - Alcée Louis la Branche, American politician and diplomat, 1st United States Ambassador to Texas (b. 1806)

Deaths159 years ago

1870 - Perucho Figueredo, Cuban poet and activist (b. 1818)

Deaths150 years ago

1875 - Wilhelm Bleek, German linguist and anthropologist (b. 1827)

Deaths145 years ago

1897 - William Jervois, English engineer and diplomat, 10th Governor of South Australia (b. 1821)

Deaths123 years ago

1901 - Edmond Audran, French organist and composer (b. 1842)

Deaths119 years ago

1903 - Hans Gude, Norwegian-German painter and academic (b. 1825)

Deaths117 years ago

1908 - Radoje Domanović, Serbian satirist and journalist (b. 1873)

Deaths112 years ago

1909 - Madan Lal Dhingra, Indian activist (b. 1883)

Deaths111 years ago

1918 - Moisei Uritsky, Russian activist and politician (b. 1873)

Deaths102 years ago

1920 - Ray Chapman, American baseball player (b. 1891)

Deaths100 years ago

1924 - Tom Kendall, English-Australian cricketer and journalist (b. 1851)

Deaths96 years ago

1925 - Ioan Slavici, Romanian journalist and author (b. 1848)

Deaths95 years ago

1935 - Adam Gunn, American decathlete (b. 1872)

Deaths85 years ago

1935 - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American sociologist and author (b. 1860)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - José María of Manila, Spanish-Filipino priest and martyr (b. 1880)

Deaths84 years ago

1940 - Billy Fiske, American soldier and pilot (b. 1911)

Deaths80 years ago

1945 - Reidar Haaland, Norwegian police officer and soldier (b. 1919)

Deaths75 years ago

1949 - Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino journalist, jurist, and politician (b. 1891)

Deaths71 years ago

1958 - Arthur Fox, English-American fencer (b. 1878)

Deaths62 years ago

1966 - Ken Miles, English race car driver and engineer (b. 1918)

Deaths54 years ago

1969 - Otto Stern, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Rattana Pestonji, Thai director and producer (b. 1908)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Maedayama Eigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 39th Yokozuna (b. 1914)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Wilhelm List, German field marshal (b. 1880)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Conrad Aiken, American novelist, short story writer, critic, and poet (b. 1889)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Jean Barraqué, French pianist and composer (b. 1928)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Paul Williams, American singer and choreographer (b. 1939)

Deaths47 years ago

1977 - Delmer Daves, American screenwriter, director and producer (b. 1904)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - John C. Allen, American roller coaster designer (b. 1907)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Vivian Vance, American actress and singer (b. 1909)

Deaths41 years ago

1983 - Ira Gershwin, American songwriter (b. 1896)

Deaths37 years ago

1987 - Gary Chester, Italian drummer and educator (b. 1924)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Rudolf Hess, German soldier and politician (b. 1894)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Pakistani general and politician, 6th President of Pakistan (b. 1924)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Victoria Shaw, Australian-American actress (b. 1935)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (b. 1918)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Luigi Chinetti, Italian-American race car driver and businessman (b. 1901)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Jack Sharkey, American boxer and referee (b. 1902)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Howard E. Koch, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1902)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Ted Whitten, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1933)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Władysław Komar, Polish shot putter and actor (b. 1940)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Tadeusz Ślusarski, Polish pole vaulter (b. 1950)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Jack Walker, English businessman (b. 1929)

Deaths20 years ago

2004 - Thea Astley, Australian author and educator (b. 1925)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - John N. Bahcall, American astrophysicist and academic (b. 1934)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Shamsur Rahman, Bangladeshi poet and journalist (b. 1929)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Bill Deedes, English journalist and politician (b. 1913)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (b. 1982)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Franco Sensi, Italian businessman and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Francesco Cossiga, Italian lawyer and politician, 8th President of Italy (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago
Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Victor Poor, American engineer, developed the Datapoint 2200 (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Patrick Ricard, French businessman (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Lynch-Staunton, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Odilia Dank, American educator and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jack Harshman, American baseball player (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Hollander, American poet and critic (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frank Martínez, American painter (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gus Winckel, Dutch lieutenant and pilot (b. 1912)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Børre Knudsen, Norwegian minister and activist (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wolfgang Leonhard, German historian and author (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sophie Masloff, American civil servant and politician, 56th Mayor of Pittsburgh (b. 1917)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Miodrag Pavlović, Serbian poet and critic (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Pierre Vassiliu, French singer-songwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Yvonne Craig, American ballet dancer and actress (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder, German businessman (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - László Paskai, Hungarian cardinal (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Arthur Hiller, Canadian actor, director, and producer (b. 1923)

Deaths4 years ago

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