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Afghan Independence Day, commemorates the Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919, granting independence from Britain (Afghanistan)

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Manuel Luis Quezón Day (Quezon City and other places in the Philippines named after Manuel L. Quezon)

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National Aviation Day (United States)

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Christian Feast Day

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295 BC - The first temple to Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility, is dedicated by Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges during the Third Samnite War.


43 BC - Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.


947 - Abu Yazid, a Kharijite rebel leader, is defeated and killed in the Hodna Mountains in modern-day Algeria by Fatimid forces.


1153 - Baldwin III of Jerusalem takes control of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from his mother Melisende, and also captures Ascalon.

Events867 years ago

1458 - Pope Pius II becomes the 211th Pope.

Events562 years ago

1504 - In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe.

Events516 years ago

1561 - Mary, Queen of Scots, who was 18 years old, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.

Events459 years ago

1612 - The "Samlesbury witches", three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, are put on trial, accused of practicing witchcraft, one of the most famous witch trials in British history.

Events408 years ago

1666 - Second Anglo-Dutch War: Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".

Events354 years ago

1692 - Salem witch trials: In Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay, five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.

Events328 years ago

1745 - Prince Charles Edward Stuart raises his standard in Glenfinnan: The start of the Second Jacobite Rebellion, known as "the 45".

Events275 years ago

1745 - Ottoman–Persian War: In the Battle of Kars, the Ottoman army is routed by Persian forces led by Nader Shah.

Events275 years ago

1759 - Battle of Lagos Naval battle during the Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France.

Events261 years ago

1772 - Gustav III of Sweden stages a coup d'état, in which he assumes power and enacts a new constitution that divides power between the Riksdag and the King.

Events248 years ago

1782 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Blue Licks: The last major engagement of the war, almost ten months after the surrender of the British commander Charles Cornwallis following the Siege of Yorktown.

Events238 years ago

1812 - War of 1812: American frigate USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning the nickname "Old Ironsides".

Events208 years ago
Events207 years ago

1839 - The French government announces that Louis Daguerre's photographic process is a gift "free to the world".

Events181 years ago

1848 - California Gold Rush: The New York Herald breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States of the gold rush in California (although the rush started in January).

Events172 years ago

1854 - The First Sioux War begins when United States Army soldiers kill Lakota chief Conquering Bear and in return are massacred.

Events166 years ago

1861 - First ascent of Weisshorn, fifth highest summit in the Alps.

Events159 years ago

1862 - American Indian Wars: During an uprising in Minnesota, Lakota warriors decide not to attack heavily defended Fort Ridgely and instead turn to the settlement of New Ulm, killing white settlers along the way.

Events158 years ago

1909 - The first automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Events111 years ago

1927 - Patriarch Sergius of Moscow proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet Union.

Events93 years ago

1934 - The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.

Events86 years ago

1934 - The German referendum of 1934 approves Hitler's appointment as head of state with the title of Führer.

Events86 years ago

1936 - The Great Purge of the Soviet Union begins when the first of the Moscow Trials is convened.

Events84 years ago

1940 - First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: Operation Jubilee: The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an amphibious assault by allied forces on Dieppe, France and fails, many Canadians are killed or captured. The operation was intended to develop and try new amphibious landing tactics for the coming full invasion in Normandy.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: Liberation of Paris: Paris, France rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.

Events76 years ago

1945 - August Revolution: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Events75 years ago

1953 - Cold War: The CIA and MI6 help to overthrow the government of Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

Events67 years ago

1955 - In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.

Events65 years ago

1960 - Cold War: In Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage.

Events60 years ago

1960 - Sputnik program: Korabl-Sputnik 2: The Soviet Union launches the satellite with the dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, two rats and a variety of plants.

Events60 years ago
Events56 years ago

1965 - Japanese prime minister Eisaku Satō becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa Prefecture.

Events55 years ago

1978 - In Iran, Cinema Rex fire caused more than 400 deaths.

Events42 years ago

1980 - Saudia Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people.

Events40 years ago

1981 - Gulf of Sidra Incident: United States fighters intercept and shoot down two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.

Events39 years ago

1987 - Hungerford massacre: In the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with a semi-automatic rifle and then commits suicide.

Events33 years ago

1989 - Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-communist prime minister in 42 years.

Events31 years ago

1989 - Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events that began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Events31 years ago
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1991 - Crown Heights riot begins.

Events29 years ago

1999 - In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.

Events21 years ago

2002 - Khankala Mi-26 crash: A Russian Mil Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.

Events18 years ago

2003 - A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency's top envoy Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.

Events17 years ago

2003 - A suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem, Israel, planned by Hamas, kills 23 Israelis, seven of them children, in the Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing.

Events17 years ago

2005 - The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.

Events15 years ago

2009 - A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.

Events11 years ago

2010 - Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.

Events10 years ago

2013 - The Dhamara Ghat train accident kills at least 37 people in the Indian state of Bihar.

Events7 years ago

2017 - Tens of thousands of farmed non-native Atlantic salmon are accidentally released into the wild in Washington waters in the 2017 Cypress Island Atlantic salmon pen break.

Events3 years ago


232 - Marcus Aurelius Probus, Roman emperor (d. 282)


1012 - Baldwin V, count of Flanders (d. 1067)

Births1008 years ago

1342 - Catherine of Bohemia, duchess of Austria (d. 1395)

Births678 years ago

1398 - Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, Spanish poet and politician (d. 1458)

Births622 years ago

1557 - Frederick I, duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)

Births463 years ago

1570 - Salamone Rossi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1630)

Births450 years ago

1583 - Daišan, Chinese prince and statesman (d. 1648)

Births437 years ago

1590 - Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (d. 1649)

Births430 years ago

1596 - Elizabeth Stuart, queen of Bohemia (d. 1662)

Births424 years ago

1621 - Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter, etcher, and poet (d. 1674)

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1631 - John Dryden, English poet, literary critic and playwright (d. 1700)

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1646 - John Flamsteed, English astronomer and academic (d. 1719)

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1686 - Eustace Budgell, English journalist and politician (d. 1737)

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1689 - Samuel Richardson, English author and publisher (d. 1761)

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1711 - Edward Boscawen, English admiral and politician (d. 1761)

Births309 years ago

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

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1743 - Madame du Barry, French mistress of Louis XV of France (d. 1793)

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1777 - Francis I, king of the Two Sicilies (d. 1830)

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1815 - Harriette Newell Woods Baker, American editor and children's book writer (d. 1893)

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1819 - Julius van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Luxembourger-Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1894)

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1830 - Julius Lothar Meyer, German chemist (d. 1895)

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1835 - Tom Wills, Australian cricketer and pioneer of Australian rules football (d. 1880)

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1843 - C. I. Scofield, American minister and theologian (d. 1921)

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1846 - Luis Martín, Spanish religious leader, 24th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1906)

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1848 - Gustave Caillebotte, French painter and engineer (d. 1894)

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1849 - Joaquim Nabuco, Brazilian politician and diplomat (d. 1910)

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1858 - Ellen Willmott, English horticulturalist (d. 1934)

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1870 - Bernard Baruch, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1965)

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1871 - Orville Wright, American engineer and pilot, co-founded the Wright Company (d. 1948)

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1872 - Albert C. Campbell, American popular music singer (d. 1947)

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1873 - Fred Stone, American actor and producer (d. 1959)

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1878 - Manuel L. Quezon, Filipino soldier, lawyer, and politician, 2nd President of the Philippines (d. 1944)

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1881 - George Enescu, Romanian violinist, pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1955)

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1881 - George Shepherd, 1st Baron Shepherd (d. 1954)

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1883 - Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, founded the Chanel Company (d. 1971)

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1883 - José Mendes Cabeçadas, Portuguese admiral and politician, 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)

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1887 - S. Satyamurti, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1943)

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1895 - C. Suntharalingam, Sri Lankan lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1985)

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1899 - Colleen Moore, American actress (d. 1988)

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1900 - Gontran de Poncins, French author and adventurer (d. 1962)

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1900 - Gilbert Ryle, English philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1976)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Dorothy Burr Thompson, American archaeologist and art historian (d. 2001)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Ogden Nash, American poet (d. 1971)

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1903 - James Gould Cozzens, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1978)

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1904 - Maurice Wilks, English engineer and businessman (d. 1963)

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1906 - Philo Farnsworth, American inventor, invented the Fusor (d. 1971)

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1907 - Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Indian historian, author, and scholar (d. 1979)

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1907 - Thruston Ballard Morton, American soldier and politician (d. 1982)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Ronald King, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1988)

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1910 - Quentin Bell, English historian and author (d. 1996)

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1911 - Anna Terruwe, Dutch psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)

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1913 - John Argyris, Greek engineer and academic (d. 2004)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Peter Kemp, Indian-English soldier and author (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Richard Simmons, American actor (d. 2003)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese composer (d. 1955)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Ring Lardner, Jr., American journalist and screenwriter (d. 2000)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Alfred Rouleau, Canadian businessman (d. 1985)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Dennis Poore, English race car driver and businessman (d. 1987)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Jimmy Rowles, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1996)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Malcolm Forbes, American publisher and politician (d. 1990)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Gene Roddenberry, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1991)

Births99 years ago

1924 - Willard Boyle, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1924 - William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (d. 2003)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Claude Gauvreau, Canadian poet and playwright (d. 1971)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Angus Scrimm, American actor and author (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1927 - L. Q. Jones, American actor and director

Births93 years ago

1928 - Shiv Prasaad Singh, Indian Hindi writer(d.1998)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Bernard Levin, English journalist, author, and broadcaster (d. 2004)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Bill Foster, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ion N. Petrovici, Romanian-German neurologist and academic

Births91 years ago

1930 - Frank McCourt, American author and educator (d. 2009)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Bill Shoemaker, American jockey and author (d. 2003)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Thomas P. Salmon, American lawyer and politician, 75th Governor of Vermont

Births88 years ago

1932 - Banharn Silpa-archa, Thai politician, Prime Minister (1995–1996) (d. 2016)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Bettina Cirone, American model and photographer

Births87 years ago

1933 - David Hopwood, English microbiologist and geneticist

Births87 years ago

1933 - Debra Paget, American actress

Births87 years ago

1934 - David Durenberger, American soldier, lawyer, and politician

Births86 years ago

1934 - Renée Richards, American tennis player and ophthalmologist

Births86 years ago

1935 - Bobby Richardson, American baseball player and coach

Births85 years ago

1936 - Richard McBrien, American priest, theologian, and academic (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Richard Ingrams, English journalist, founded The Oldie

Births83 years ago

1937 - William Motzing, American composer and conductor (d. 2014)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Diana Muldaur, American actress

Births82 years ago

1938 - Nelly Vuksic, Argentine conductor and musician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Ginger Baker, English drummer and songwriter

Births81 years ago

1940 - Roger Cook, English songwriter, singer, and producer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Johnny Nash, American singer-songwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jill St. John, American model and actress

Births80 years ago

1941 - Mihalis Papagiannakis, Greek educator and politician (d. 2009)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Fred Thompson, American actor, lawyer, and politician (d. 2015)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Don Fardon, English pop singer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Sid Going, New Zealand rugby player

Births77 years ago

1943 - Billy J. Kramer, English pop singer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jack Canfield, American author

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bodil Malmsten, Swedish author and poet

Births76 years ago

1944 - Eddy Raven, American country music singer-songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Charles Wang, Chinese-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Computer Associates International (d. 2018)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Dennis Eichhorn, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Charles Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington, English politician

Births75 years ago

1945 - Ian Gillan, English singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago

1946 - Charles Bolden, American general and astronaut

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bill Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 42nd President of the United States

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dawn Steel, American film producer (d. 1997)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Dave Dutton, English actor and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Terry Hoeppner, American football player and coach (d. 2007)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gerard Schwarz, American conductor and director

Births73 years ago

1947 - Anuška Ferligoj, Slovenian mathematician

Births73 years ago

1948 - Robert Hughes, Australian actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Elliot Lurie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Gerald McRaney, American actor, director, and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Christy O'Connor Jnr, Irish golfer and architect (d. 2016)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Michael Nazir-Ali, Pakistani-English bishop

Births71 years ago

1950 - Graeme Beard, Australian cricketer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jennie Bond, English journalist and author

Births70 years ago

1951 - John Deacon, English bass player and songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentinian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Jonathan Frakes, American actor and director

Births68 years ago

1953 - Mary Matalin, American political consultant

Births67 years ago

1954 - Oscar Larrauri, Argentinian race car driver

Births66 years ago

1955 - Mary-Anne Fahey, Australian actress

Births65 years ago

1955 - Peter Gallagher, American actor

Births65 years ago
Births65 years ago

1955 - Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager

Births65 years ago

1956 - Adam Arkin, American actor, director, and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - José Rubén Zamora, Guatemalan journalist

Births64 years ago

1957 - Paul-Jan Bakker, Dutch cricketer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Gary Chapman, American contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Martin Donovan, American actor and director

Births63 years ago

1957 - Ian Gould, English cricketer and umpire

Births63 years ago

1957 - Cesare Prandelli, Italian footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - Christine Soetewey, Belgian high jumper

Births63 years ago

1957 - Gerda Verburg, Dutch trade union leader and politician, Dutch Minister of Agriculture

Births63 years ago

1958 - Gary Gaetti, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Anthony Muñoz, American football player and sportscaster

Births62 years ago

1958 - Brendan Nelson, Australian physician and politician, 47th Minister for Defence for Australia

Births62 years ago

1958 - Rick Snyder, American politician and businessman, 48th Governor of Michigan

Births62 years ago

1958 - Darryl Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Ricky Pierce, American basketball player

Births61 years ago

1960 - Morten Andersen, Danish-American football player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ron Darling, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1961 - Jonathan Coe, English author and academic

Births59 years ago

1963 - John Stamos, American actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Joey Tempest, Swedish rock singer-songwriter and musician

Births57 years ago

1965 - Hemant Birje, Indian actor

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kevin Dillon, American actor

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kyra Sedgwick, American actress and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - James Tomkins, Australian rower

Births55 years ago

1966 - Lee Ann Womack, American singer-songwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Khandro Rinpoche, Indian spiritual leader

Births53 years ago

1969 - Nate Dogg, American rapper (d. 2011)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Matthew Perry, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Clay Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jeff Tam, American baseball player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Mary Joe Fernández, Dominican-American tennis player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese footballer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Carl Bulfin, New Zealand cricketer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Anja Knippel, German runner

Births46 years ago

1975 - Chynna Clugston, American illustrator

Births45 years ago

1976 - Régine Chassagne, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Stephan Schmidt, German footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1977 - Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist

Births43 years ago

1978 - Chris Capuano, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Qais Al Khonji, Omani entrepreneur

Births42 years ago

1979 - Dave Douglas, American singer-songwriter and drummer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Darius Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jun Jin, South Korean singer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Paul Parry, Welsh footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Michael Todd, American bass player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Nick Kennedy, English rugby player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Percy Watson, American football player and wrestler

Births39 years ago

1982 - J. J. Hardy, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Stipe Miocic, American professional mixed martial artist

Births38 years ago

1983 - Mike Conway, English race car driver

Births37 years ago

1983 - Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - John McCargo, American football player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Simon Bird, English actor and screenwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ryan Taylor, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - David A. Gregory, American actor

Births35 years ago

1985 - Gavin Cooper, Australian rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Lindsey Jacobellis, American snowboarder

Births35 years ago

1986 - Sotiris Balafas, Greek footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Christina Perri, American singer and songwriter

Births34 years ago

1987 - Nick Driebergen, Dutch swimmer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nico Hülkenberg, German race car driver

Births33 years ago

1987 - Anaïs Lameche, French-Swedish singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Richard Stearman, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Hoodie Allen, American rapper

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kirk Cousins, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Veronica Roth, American author

Births32 years ago

1989 - Romeo Miller, American basketball player, rapper, actor

Births31 years ago

1990 - Danny Galbraith, Scottish footballer

Births30 years ago

1994 - Guadalupe Pérez Rojas, Argentinian tennis player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Nafissatou Thiam, Belgian pentathlete

Births26 years ago

1994 - Fernando Gaviria, Colombian cyclist

Births26 years ago

1995 - Dylan Phythian, Australian rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Hsu Ching-wen, Taiwanese tennis player

Births24 years ago


AD 14 - Augustus, Roman emperor (b. 63 BC)


780 - Credan, English abbot and saint


911 - Al-Hadi ila'l-Haqq Yahya, Arab religious and political leader (b. 859)


947 - Abu Yazid, Kharijite rebel leader (b. 873)


998 - Fujiwara no Sukemasa, Japanese noble, statesman and calligrapher (b. 944)

Deaths948 years ago

1085 - Al-Juwayni, Muslim scholar and imam (b. 1028)

Deaths935 years ago
Deaths834 years ago
Deaths775 years ago
Deaths736 years ago

1297 - Louis of Toulouse, French bishop and saint (b. 1274)

Deaths723 years ago

1457 - Andrea del Castagno, Italian painter (b. 1421)

Deaths563 years ago
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Deaths527 years ago

1506 - King Alexander Jagiellon of Poland (b. 1461)

Deaths514 years ago

1580 - Andrea Palladio, Italian architect, designed the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore (b. 1508)

Deaths440 years ago

1646 - Alexander Henderson, Scottish theologian and academic (b. 1583)

Deaths374 years ago

1654 - Yom-Tov Lipmann Heller, Bohemian rabbi (b. 1579)

Deaths366 years ago

1662 - Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)

Deaths358 years ago

1680 - Jean Eudes, French priest, founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (b. 1601)

Deaths340 years ago

1691 - Köprülü Fazıl Mustafa Pasha, Ottoman commander and politician, 117th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1637)

Deaths329 years ago

1702 - Anthony Grey, 11th Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1645)

Deaths318 years ago

1753 - Johann Balthasar Neumann, German engineer and architect, designed Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (b. 1687)

Deaths267 years ago

1808 - Fredrik Henrik af Chapman, Swedish admiral and shipbuilder (b. 1721)

Deaths212 years ago

1822 - Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1749)

Deaths198 years ago

1883 - Jeremiah S. Black, American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Attorney General (b. 1810)

Deaths137 years ago

1889 - Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1838)

Deaths131 years ago

1900 - Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1833)

Deaths120 years ago

1914 - Franz Xavier Wernz, German religious leader, 25th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1844)

Deaths106 years ago

1915 - Tevfik Fikret, Turkish poet and educator (b. 1867)

Deaths105 years ago

1923 - Vilfredo Pareto, Italian sociologist and economist (b. 1845)

Deaths97 years ago

1928 - Stephanos Skouloudis, Greek banker and diplomat, 97th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1838)

Deaths92 years ago

1929 - Sergei Diaghilev, Russian critic and producer, founded Ballets Russes (b. 1872)

Deaths91 years ago

1932 - Louis Anquetin, French painter (b. 1861)

Deaths88 years ago

1936 - Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, playwright, and director (b. 1898)

Deaths84 years ago

1942 - Harald Kaarmann, Estonian footballer (b. 1901)

Deaths78 years ago

1945 - Tomás Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (b. 1875)

Deaths75 years ago

1950 - Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist and engineer (b. 1871)

Deaths70 years ago

1954 - Alcide De Gasperi, Italian journalist and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1881)

Deaths66 years ago

1957 - David Bomberg, English soldier and painter (b. 1890)

Deaths63 years ago

1967 - Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born American author and publisher (b. 1884)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Isaac Deutscher, Polish-English journalist and historian (b. 1907)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - George Gamow, Ukrainian-American physicist and cosmologist (b. 1904)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Paweł Jasienica, Polish soldier and historian (b. 1909)

Deaths50 years ago

1975 - Mark Donohue, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1937)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Alastair Sim, Scottish-English actor (b. 1900)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1946)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Aleksander Kreek, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1914)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1890)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Otto Frank, German-Swiss businessman, father of Anne Frank (b. 1889)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Jessie Matthews, English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1907)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - August Neo, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)

Deaths38 years ago

1986 - Hermione Baddeley, English actress (b. 1906)

Deaths34 years ago

1993 - Utpal Dutt, Bangladeshi actor, director, and playwright (b. 1929)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Linus Pauling, American chemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Pierre Schaeffer, French composer and musicologist (b. 1910)

Deaths25 years ago

2000 - Bineshwar Brahma, Indian poet, author, and educator (b. 1948)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Theodore Trautwein, American lawyer and judge (b. 1920)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Donald Woods, South African journalist and activist (b. 1933)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Carlos Roberto Reina, Honduran lawyer and politician, President of Honduras (b. 1926)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (b. 1948)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Mo Mowlam, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1949)

Deaths15 years ago

2008 - Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Zambia (b. 1948)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Don Hewitt, American television producer, created 60 Minutes (b. 1922)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Raúl Ruiz, Chilean director and producer (b. 1941)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Donal Henahan, American journalist and critic (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ivar Iversen, Norwegian canoe racer (b. 1914)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tony Scott, English-American director and producer (b. 1944)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Edmund Skellings, American poet and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Musa'id bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Russell S. Doughten, American director and producer (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Abdul Rahim Hatif, Afghan politician, 8th President of Afghanistan (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Donna Hightower, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Samih al-Qasim, Palestinian poet and journalist (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - James Foley, American photographer and journalist (b. 1973)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Candida Lycett Green, Anglo-Irish journalist and author (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - George Houser, American minister and activist (b. 1916)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Sanat Mehta, Indian activist and politician (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Jack Riley, American actor and voice artist (b. 1935)

Deaths4 years ago

2019 - Lars Larsen, Danish businessman and billionaire, founder and owner of the Danish retail chain JYSK (b. 1948)