Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Christian Feast Day

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


959 - Eraclus becomes the 25th bishop of Liège.


1140 - Song dynasty general Yue Fei defeats an army led by Jin dynasty general Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin–Song Wars.

Events880 years ago

1192 - Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes Sei-i Taishōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: the 12th day of the 7th month in the 3rd year of the Kenkyū (建久) era).

Events828 years ago

1331 - King Stefan Uroš III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stefan Dušan, who succeeds as King of Serbia.

Events689 years ago

1415 - Henry the Navigator leads Portuguese forces to victory over the Marinids at the Battle of Ceuta.

Events605 years ago

1680 - Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from the Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.

Events340 years ago

1689 - The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.

Events331 years ago

1716 - Seventh Ottoman–Venetian War: The arrival of naval reinforcements and the news of the Battle of Petrovaradin force the Ottomans to abandon the Siege of Corfu, thus preserving the Ionian Islands under Venetian rule.

Events304 years ago

1770 - James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.

Events250 years ago

1772 - King Gustav III completes his coup d'état by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.

Events248 years ago

1778 - American Revolutionary War: British forces begin besieging the French outpost at Pondichéry.

Events242 years ago

1791 - A Vodou ceremony, led by Dutty Boukman, turns into a violent slave rebellion, beginning the Haitian Revolution.

Events229 years ago

1808 - Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.

Events212 years ago
Events210 years ago

1821 - Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.

Events199 years ago

1831 - Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, which will claim the lives of 55 to 65 whites and about twice that number of blacks.

Events189 years ago
Events168 years ago

1858 - The first of the Lincoln–Douglas debates is held in Ottawa, Illinois.

Events162 years ago

1883 - An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic.

Events137 years ago

1888 - The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.

Events132 years ago

1897 - Oldsmobile, an American automobile manufacturer and marque, is founded.

Events123 years ago

1901 - Six hundred American school teachers, Thomasites, arrived in Manila on the USAT Thomas.

Events119 years ago

1911 - The Mona Lisa is stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia, a Louvre employee.

Events109 years ago

1914 - World War I: The Battle of Charleroi, a successful German attack across the River Sambre that pre-empted a French offensive in the same area.

Events106 years ago

1918 - World War I: The Second Battle of the Somme begins.

Events102 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Guadalcanal Campaign: American forces defeat an attack by Imperial Japanese Army soldiers in the Battle of the Tenaru.

Events78 years ago

1944 - Dumbarton Oaks Conference, prelude to the United Nations, begins.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: Canadian and Polish units capture the strategically important town of Falaise, Calvados, France.

Events76 years ago

1945 - Physicist Harry Daghlian is fatally irradiated in a criticality accident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Events75 years ago

1957 - The Soviet Union successfully conducts a long-range test flight of the R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile.

Events63 years ago

1959 - United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii's admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day.

Events61 years ago

1961 - American country music singer Patsy Cline returns to record producer Owen Bradley's studio in Nashville, Tennessee to record her vocals to Willie Nelson's "Crazy", which would become her signature song.

Events59 years ago

1961 - Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit (in America), "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes.

Events59 years ago

1963 - Xá Lợi Pagoda raids: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngô Đình Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalizes Buddhist pagodas across the country, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead.

Events57 years ago

1968 - Cold War: Nicolae Ceaușescu, leader of Communist Romania, publicly condemns the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, encouraging the Romanian population to arm itself against possible Soviet reprisals.

Events52 years ago

1968 - James Anderson Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine.

Events52 years ago

1969 - Gap Inc. opened their first store in San Francisco, California.

Events51 years ago

1971 - A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.

Events49 years ago

1982 - Lebanese Civil War: The first troops of a multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the Palestine Liberation Organization's withdrawal from Lebanon.

Events38 years ago

1983 - Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino, Jr. is assassinated at the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in his honor).

Events37 years ago

1986 - Carbon dioxide gas erupts from volcanic Lake Nyos in Cameroon, killing up to 1,800 people within a 20-kilometer range.

Events34 years ago

1988 - The 6.9 MwNepal earthquake shakes the Nepal–India border with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), leaving 709–1,450 people killed and thousands injured.

Events32 years ago

1991 - Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after its occupation by the Soviet Union since 1945.

Events29 years ago

1991 - Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.

Events29 years ago

1993 - NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.

Events27 years ago

1994 - Royal Air Maroc Flight 630 crashes in Douar Izounine, Morocco, killing all 44 people on board.

Events26 years ago

1995 - Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 529, an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, attempts to divert to West Georgia Regional Airport after the left engine fails, but the aircraft crashes in Carroll County near Carrollton, Georgia, killing nine of the 29 people on board.

Events25 years ago

2000 - Tiger Woods, American professional golfer, wins the 82nd PGA Championship and becomes the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in a calendar year.

Events20 years ago

2013 - Hundreds of people are reported killed by chemical attacks in the Ghouta region of Syria.

Events7 years ago
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1535 - Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese general (d. 1619)

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1552 - Muhammad Qadiri, Founder of the Naushahia branch of the Qadri order (d. 1654)

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1567 - Francis de Sales, Swiss bishop and saint (d. 1622)

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1597 - Roger Twysden, English historian and politician (d. 1672)

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1625 - John Claypole, English politician (d. 1688)

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1660 - Hubert Gautier, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1737)

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1665 - Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1729)

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1670 - James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (d. 1734)

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1725 - Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter and educator (d. 1805)

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1754 - William Murdoch, Scottish engineer and inventor, created gas lighting (d. 1839)

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1754 - Banastre Tarleton, English general and politician (d. 1833)

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1789 - Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician and academic (d. 1857)

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1798 - Jules Michelet, French historian and philosopher (d. 1874)

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1800 - Hiram Walden, American general and politician (d. 1880)

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1801 - Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch historian and politician (d. 1876)

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1813 - Jean Stas, Belgian chemist and physician (d. 1891)

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1816 - Charles Frédéric Gerhardt, French chemist and academic (d. 1856)

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1823 - Nathaniel Everett Green, English painter and astronomer (d. 1899)

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1826 - Karl Gegenbaur, German anatomist and academic (d. 1903)

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1829 - Otto Goldschmidt, German composer, conductor and pianist (d. 1907)

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1840 - Ferdinand Hamer, Dutch bishop and missionary (d. 1900)

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1856 - Medora de Vallombrosa, Marquise de Morès, American heiress (d. 1921)

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1862 - Emilio Salgari, Italian journalist and author (d. 1911)

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1869 - William Henry Ogilvie, Scottish-Australian poet and author (d. 1963)

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1872 - Aubrey Beardsley, English author and illustrator (d. 1898)

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1878 - Richard Girulatis, German footballer and manager (d. 1963)

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1879 - Claude Grahame-White, English pilot and engineer (d. 1959)

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1884 - Chandler Egan, American golfer and architect (d. 1936)

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1885 - Édouard Fabre, Canadian runner (d. 1939)

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1886 - Ruth Manning-Sanders, Welsh-English author and poet (d. 1988)

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1887 - James Paul Moody, English sailor (d. 1912)

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1891 - Emiliano Mercado del Toro, Puerto Rican-American soldier (d. 2007)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Charles Vanel, French actor and director (d. 1989)

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1894 - Christian Schad, German painter (d. 1982)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Blossom Rock, American actress (d. 1978)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Keith Arbuthnott, 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, Scottish soldier and peer (d. 1966)

Births123 years ago

1902 - Angel Karaliychev, Bulgarian author (d. 1972)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Kostas Giannidis, Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1984)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Count Basie, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1984)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Bipin Gupta, Indian actor and producer (d. 1981)

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1906 - Friz Freleng, American animator, director, and producer (d. 1995)

Births114 years ago

1907 - P. Jeevanandham, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1963)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1992)

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1912 - Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1995)

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1914 - Doug Wright, English cricketer and coach (d. 1998)

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1916 - Bill Lee, American actor and singer (d. 1980)

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1916 - Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican pianist and songwriter (d. 2005)

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1917 - Leonid Hurwicz, Russian economist and mathematician (d. 2008)

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1918 - Billy Reay, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2004)

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1921 - Reuven Feuerstein, Romanian-Israeli psychologist and academic (d. 2014)

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1922 - Albert Irvin, English soldier and painter (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Keith Allen, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Jack Buck, American sportscaster (d. 2002)

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1924 - Jack Weston, American actor (d. 1996)

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1926 - Can Yücel, Turkish poet and translator (d. 1999)

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Births93 years ago

1928 - Addison Farmer, American bassist (d. 1963)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Art Farmer, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1999)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Bud McFadin, American football player (d. 2006)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Herman Badillo, Puerto Rican-American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1929 - X. J. Kennedy, American poet, translator, anthologist, editor

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ahmed Kathrada, South African politician and political prisoner (d. 2017)

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Births90 years ago

1930 - Frank Perry, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Menashe Kadishman, Israeli sculptor and painter (d. 2015)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Melvin Van Peebles, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births88 years ago

1933 - Janet Baker, English soprano and educator

Births87 years ago

1933 - Michael Dacher, German mountaineer (d. 1994)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Barry Norman, English author and critic (d. 2017)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Erik Paaske, Danish actor and singer (d. 1992)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Sudhakarrao Naik, Indian lawyer and politician, 13th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2001)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1936 - Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player and coach (d. 1999)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Radish Tordia, Georgian painter and educator

Births84 years ago

1937 - Donald Dewar, Scottish lawyer and politician, 1st First Minister of Scotland (d. 2000)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Gustavo Noboa, Ecuadorian academic and politician, 51st President of Ecuador

Births83 years ago

1937 - Robert Stone, American novelist and short story writer (d. 2015)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Kenny Rogers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

Births82 years ago

1938 - Mike Weston, English rugby player

Births82 years ago

1939 - James Burton, American Hall of Fame guitarist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Festus Mogae, Botswana economist and politician, 3rd President of Botswana

Births81 years ago

1939 - Clarence Williams III, American actor

Births81 years ago

1940 - Dominick Harrod, English journalist, historian, and author (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Endre Szemerédi, Hungarian-American mathematician and computer scientist

Births80 years ago

1941 - Jackie DeShannon, American singer-songwriter

Births79 years ago

1943 - Patrick Demarchelier, French photographer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jonathan Schell, American journalist and author (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Lucius Shepard, American author and critic (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Hugh Wilson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Perry Christie, Bahamian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Bahamas

Births76 years ago

1944 - Peter Weir, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births76 years ago

1945 - Basil Poledouris, Greek-American composer, conductor (d. 2006)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Celia Brayfield, English journalist and author

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jerry DaVanon, American baseball player

Births75 years ago

1945 - Willie Lanier, American football player

Births75 years ago

1945 - Patty McCormack, American actress

Births75 years ago

1947 - Carl Giammarese, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births73 years ago

1949 - Loretta Devine, American actress and singer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Daniel Sivan, Israeli scholar and academic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Patrick Juvet, Swiss singer-songwriter and model

Births70 years ago

1951 - Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Yana Mintoff, Maltese politician, economist and educator

Births69 years ago

1951 - Chesley V. Morton, American businessman and politician

Births69 years ago

1952 - Keith Hart, Canadian firefighter, wrestler, and trainer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jiří Paroubek, Czech soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

Births68 years ago

1952 - Bernadette Porter, English nun and educator

Births68 years ago

1952 - Joe Strummer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Ivan Stang, American author, publisher, and director

Births67 years ago

1954 - Archie Griffin, American football player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Steve Smith, American drummer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mark Williams, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter

Births66 years ago

1956 - Kim Cattrall, English-Canadian actress

Births64 years ago

1956 - Jon Tester, American farmer and politician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Frank Pastore, American baseball player and radio host (d. 2012)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Mark Williams, Australian footballer and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Anne Hobbs, English tennis player and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jim McMahon, American football player and coach

Births61 years ago

1961 - Gerardo Barbero, Argentinian chess player and coach (d. 2001)

Births59 years ago

1961 - V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer and coach (d. 2019)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Stephen Hillenburg, American marine biologist, cartoonist, and animator (d. 2018)

Births59 years ago

1962 - John Korfas, Greek-American basketball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Pete Weber, American bowler

Births58 years ago
Births57 years ago

1963 - Nigel Pearson, English footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Gary Elkerton, Australian surfer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jim Bullinger, American baseball player

Births55 years ago

1966 - John Wetteland, American baseball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Darren Bewick, Australian footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Charb, French journalist and cartoonist (d. 2015)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Serj Tankian, Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Dina Carroll, English singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Goran Ćurko, Serbian footballer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Laura Trevelyan, English journalist and author

Births52 years ago

1969 - Bruce Anstey, New Zealand motorcycle racer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Josée Chouinard, Canadian figure skater

Births51 years ago

1970 - Craig Counsell, American baseball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Erik Dekker, Dutch cyclist and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Cathy Weseluck, Canadian actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Mamadou Diallo, Senegalese footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Robert Harvey, Australian footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Liam Howlett, English keyboard player, DJ, and producer

Births49 years ago

1973 - Sergey Brin, Russian-American computer scientist and businessman, co-founded Google

Births47 years ago

1973 - Steve McKenna, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Martin Andanar, Filipino journalist and radio host

Births46 years ago

1974 - Paul Mellor, Australian rugby league player and referee

Births46 years ago

1975 - Simon Katich, Australian cricketer and manager

Births45 years ago

1976 - Alex Brooks, American ice hockey player and scout

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican-American soccer player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Robert Miles, Australian rugby league player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ramón Vázquez, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach

Births44 years ago

1978 - Peter Buxton, English rugby player and manager

Births42 years ago

1978 - Reuben Droughns, American football player and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Alan Lee, Irish footballer and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jason Marquis, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Kelis, American singer-songwriter, producer, chef and author

Births41 years ago

1980 - Burney Lamar, American race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Paul Menard, American race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jasmin Wöhr, German tennis player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Cameron Winklevoss, American rower and businessman, co-founded ConnectU

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tyler Winklevoss, American rower and businessman, co-founded ConnectU

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ross Thomas, American actor

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jason Eaton, New Zealand rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Omar Sachedina, Canadian television journalist, correspondent, and news anchor

Births38 years ago

1983 - Scott McDonald, Australian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Neil Dexter, South African cricketer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Melvin Upton, Jr., American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Nicolás Almagro, Spanish tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Aleksandra Kiryashova, Russian pole vaulter

Births35 years ago

1986 - Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Wout Brama, Dutch footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Koki Sakamoto, Japanese gymnast

Births34 years ago

1988 - Robert Lewandowski, Polish footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kacey Musgraves, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births32 years ago

1989 - Charlison Benschop, Dutch footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - James Davey, English rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Matteo Gentili, Italian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Hayden Panettiere, American actress

Births31 years ago

1989 - Aleix Vidal, Spanish footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Bo Burnham, American comedian, musician, actor, filmmaker and poet

Births30 years ago

1991 - Leandro Bacuna, Dutch footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Felipe Nasr, Brazilian race car driver

Births28 years ago

2000 - Kate Valdez, Filipina actress and singer

Births20 years ago


672 - Emperor Kōbun of Japan (b. 648)


784 - Alberic, archbishop of Utrecht


913 - Tang Daoxi, Chinese general

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1245 - Alexander of Hales, English theologian

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1534 - Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, 44th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. 1464)

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1614 - Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer (b. 1560)

Deaths406 years ago

1622 - Juan de Tassis, 2nd Count of Villamediana, Spanish poet and politician (b. 1582)

Deaths398 years ago

1627 - Jacques Mauduit, French composer and academic (b. 1557)

Deaths393 years ago

1673 - Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford, English soldier (b. 1599)

Deaths347 years ago

1689 - William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier (b. 1661)

Deaths331 years ago

1762 - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1689)

Deaths258 years ago

1775 - Zahir al-Umar, Arabian ruler (b. 1690)

Deaths245 years ago

1796 - John McKinly, American physician and politician, 1st Governor of Delaware (b. 1721)

Deaths224 years ago

1814 - Benjamin Thompson, American-English physicist and colonel (b. 1753)

Deaths206 years ago

1835 - John MacCulloch, Scottish geologist and academic (b. 1773)

Deaths185 years ago

1836 - Claude-Louis Navier, French physicist and engineer (b. 1785)

Deaths184 years ago

1838 - Adelbert von Chamisso, German botanist and poet (b. 1781)

Deaths182 years ago

1853 - Charles Tristan, marquis de Montholon, French general (b. 1783)

Deaths167 years ago

1854 - Thomas Clayton, American lawyer and politician (b. 1777)

Deaths166 years ago

1867 - Juan Álvarez, Mexican general and president (1855) (b. 1790)

Deaths153 years ago

1870 - Ma Xinyi, Chinese general and politician, Viceroy of Liangjiang (b. 1821)

Deaths150 years ago

1888 - James Farnell, Australian politician, 8th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1825)

Deaths132 years ago

1905 - Alexander von Oettingen, Estonian theologian and statistician (b. 1827)

Deaths115 years ago

1910 - Bertalan Székely, Hungarian painter and academic (b. 1835)

Deaths110 years ago

1919 - Laurence Doherty, English tennis player (b. 1875)

Deaths101 years ago

1935 - John Hartley, English tennis player (b. 1849)

Deaths85 years ago

1940 - Hermann Obrecht, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1882)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Ernest Thayer, American poet and author (b. 1863)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Leon Trotsky, Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (b. 1879)

Deaths80 years ago

1943 - Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)

Deaths77 years ago

1947 - Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French engineer and businessman, founded Bugatti (b. 1881)

Deaths73 years ago

1951 - Constant Lambert, English composer and conductor (b. 1905)

Deaths69 years ago

1957 - Mait Metsanurk, Estonian author and playwright (b. 1879)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Nels Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Harald Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (b. 1888)

Deaths63 years ago

1960 - David B. Steinman, American engineer, designed the Mackinac Bridge (b. 1886)

Deaths60 years ago

1964 - Palmiro Togliatti, Italian journalist and politician, Italian Minister of Justice (b. 1893)

Deaths56 years ago

1971 - George Jackson, American activist and author, co-founded the Black Guerrilla Family (b. 1941)

Deaths49 years ago

1974 - Buford Pusser, American police officer (b. 1937)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Kirpal Singh, Indian spiritual master (b. 1894)

Deaths46 years ago

1978 - Charles Eames, American architect, co-designed the Eames House (b. 1907)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Giuseppe Meazza, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1910)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Kaka Kalelkar , Indian Hindi Writer(B.1885)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Benigno Aquino, Jr., Filipino journalist and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths37 years ago

1988 - Teodoro de Villa Diaz, Filipino guitarist and songwriter (b. 1963)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Ray Eames, American architect, co-designed the Eames House (b. 1912)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1945)

Deaths31 years ago

1993 - Tatiana Troyanos, American soprano and actress (b. 1938)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-American astrophysicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Chuck Stevenson, American race car driver (b. 1919)

Deaths25 years ago

2000 - Tomata du Plenty, American singer-songwriter and playwright (b. 1948)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Daniel Lisulo, Zambian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Andrzej Zawada, Polish mountaineer and author (b. 1928)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Calum MacKay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - John Coplans, British artist (b. 1920)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Kathy Wilkes, English philosopher and academic (b. 1946)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Sachidananda Routray, Indian Oriya-language poet (b. 1916)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Martin Dillon, American tenor and educator (b. 1957)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Robert Moog, American businessman, founded Moog Music (b. 1934)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet and translator (b. 1936)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Marcus Schmuck, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1925)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Bismillah Khan, Indian musician, Bharat ratna awardi (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, Dutch businessman and philanthropist (b. 1941)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Siobhan Dowd, British author (b. 1960)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American general (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Jerry Finn, American engineer and producer (b. 1969)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Rex Shelley, Singaporean engineer and author (b. 1930)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Rodolfo Enrique Fogwill, Argentinean sociologist and author (b. 1941)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Georg Leber, German soldier and politician, Federal Minister of Defence for Germany (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - J. Frank Raley Jr., American soldier and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Don Raleigh, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Guy Spitaels, Belgian academic and politician, 7th Minister-President of Wallonia (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - William Thurston, American mathematician and academic (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Jean Berkey, American lawyer and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sid Bernstein, American record producer (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - C. Gordon Fullerton, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Fred Martin, Scottish footballer (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Enos Nkala, Zimbabwean politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Defence (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Gerry Anderson, Irish radio and television host (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Helen Bamber, English psychotherapist and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Steven R. Nagel, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jean Redpath, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Albert Reynolds, Irish businessman and politician, 9th Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Colin Beyer, New Zealand lawyer and businessman (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Wang Dongxing, Chinese commander and politician (b. 1916)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jimmy Evert, American tennis player and coach (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Bajram Rexhepi, First Kosovan Prime Ministers of UN mission administration in Kosovo (b. 1954)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Icelandic actor and singer (b. 1975)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Celso Piña, Mexican singer, composer, arranger, and accordionist (b. 1953)