Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Republic of Moldova), celebrates the independence of Moldova from the USSR in 1991.

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

Events

410 - The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ends after three days.

Events

1172 - Henry the Young King and Margaret of France are crowned junior king and queen of England.

Events848 years ago

1557 - The Battle of St. Quentin results in Emmanuel Philibert becoming Duke of Savoy.

Events463 years ago

1593 - Pierre Barrière failed an attempt to assassinate Henry IV of France.

Events427 years ago
Events331 years ago

1776 - Battle of Long Island: In what is now Brooklyn, New York, British forces under General William Howe defeat Americans under General George Washington.

Events244 years ago

1793 - French Revolutionary Wars: The city of Toulon revolts against the French Republic and admits the British and Spanish fleets to seize its port, leading to the Siege of Toulon by French Revolutionary forces.

Events227 years ago

1798 - Wolfe Tone's United Irish and French forces clash with the British Army in the Battle of Castlebar, part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, resulting in the creation of the French puppet Republic of Connacht.

Events222 years ago

1810 - Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de France.

Events210 years ago

1813 - French Emperor Napoleon I defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden.

Events207 years ago

1828 - Brazil and Argentina recognize the sovereignty of Uruguay in the Treaty of Montevideo

Events192 years ago

1832 - Black Hawk, leader of the Sauk tribe of Native Americans, surrenders to U.S. authorities, ending the Black Hawk War.

Events188 years ago

1859 - Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well.

Events161 years ago

1881 - The Georgia hurricane makes landfall near Savannah, Georgia, resulting in an estimated 700 deaths.

Events139 years ago

1883 - Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change.

Events137 years ago

1893 - The Sea Islands hurricane strikes the United States near Savannah, Georgia, killing between 1,000–2,000 people.

Events127 years ago

1896 - Anglo-Zanzibar War: The shortest war in world history (09:02 to 09:40), between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar.

Events124 years ago

1914 - World War I: Battle of Étreux: A British rearguard action by the Royal Munster Fusiliers during the Great Retreat.

Events106 years ago

1915 - Attempted assassination of Bishop Patrick Heffron, bishop of the Diocese of Winona by Rev. Louis M. Lesches.

Events105 years ago

1916 - World War I: The Kingdom of Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary, entering the war as one of the Allied nations.

Events104 years ago

1918 - Mexican Revolution: Battle of Ambos Nogales: U.S. Army forces skirmish against Mexican Carrancistas in the only battle of World War I fought on American soil.

Events102 years ago

1922 - Greco-Turkish War: The Turkish army takes the Aegean city of Afyonkarahisar from the Kingdom of Greece.

Events98 years ago

1927 - Five Canadian women file a petition to the Supreme Court of Canada, asking, "Does the word 'Persons' in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?"

Events93 years ago

1928 - The Kellogg–Briand Pact outlawing war is signed by fifteen nations. Ultimately sixty-one nations will sign it.

Events92 years ago

1933 - The first Afrikaans Bible is introduced during a Bible Festival in Bloemfontein.

Events87 years ago

1939 - First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft.

Events81 years ago

1942 - First day of the Sarny Massacre.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: Aerial bombardment by the Luftwaffe razes to the ground the village of Vorizia in Crete.

Events77 years ago

1956 - The nuclear power station at Calder Hall in the United Kingdom was connected to the national power grid becoming the world's first commercial nuclear power station to generate electricity on an industrial scale.

Events64 years ago

1962 - The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA.

Events58 years ago

1964 - South Vietnamese junta leader Nguyễn Khánh enters into a triumvirate power-sharing arrangement with rival generals Trần Thiện Khiêm and Dương Văn Minh, who had both been involved in plots to unseat Khánh.

Events56 years ago

1971 - An attempted coup d'état fails in the African nation of Chad. The Government of Chad accuses Egypt of playing a role in the attempt and breaks off diplomatic relations.

Events49 years ago

1975 - The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.

Events45 years ago

1979 - The Troubles: Eighteen British soldiers are killed in an ambush by the Provisional Irish Republican Army near Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland, in the deadliest attack on British forces during Operation Banner. An IRA bomb also kills British royal family member Lord Mountbatten and three others on his boat at Mullaghmore, Republic of Ireland.

Events41 years ago

1980 - A massive bomb planted by extortionist John Birges explodes at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada after a failed disarming attempt by the FBI. Although the hotel is damaged, no one is injured.

Events40 years ago

1982 - Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altıkat is shot and killed in Ottawa. Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide claim to be avenging the massacre of 1​⁄2 million Armenians in the 1915 Armenian Genocide.

Events38 years ago

1985 - The Nigerian government is peacefully overthrown by Army Chief of Staff Major General Ibrahim Babangida.

Events35 years ago

1991 - The European Community recognizes the independence of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Events29 years ago

1991 - Moldova declares independence from the USSR.

Events29 years ago

2003 - Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing 34,646,418 miles (55,758,005 km) distant.

Events17 years ago

2003 - The first six-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convene to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.

Events17 years ago

2006 - Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

Events14 years ago

2011 - Hurricane Irene strikes the United States east coast, killing 47 and causing an estimated $15.6 billion in damage.

Events9 years ago

Births

865 - Rhazes, Persian polymath (d. 925)

Births

1407 - Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1425)

Births613 years ago
Births549 years ago
Births533 years ago

1512 - Friedrich Staphylus, German theologian (d. 1564)

Births508 years ago

1542 - John Frederick, Duke of Pomerania and Protestant Bishop of Cammin (d. 1600)

Births478 years ago
Births475 years ago

1624 - Koxinga, Chinese-Japanese Ming loyalist (d. 1662)

Births396 years ago
Births383 years ago

1665 - John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (d. 1751)

Births355 years ago

1669 - Anne Marie d'Orléans, queen of Sardinia (d. 1728)

Births351 years ago

1677 - Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian general (d. 1748)

Births343 years ago

1724 - John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-American pastor, planter, and politician (d. 1781)

Births296 years ago

1730 - Johann Georg Hamann, German philosopher and author (d. 1788)

Births290 years ago

1770 - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and academic (d. 1831)

Births250 years ago

1795 - Giorgio Mitrovich, Maltese politician (d. 1885)

Births225 years ago

1803 - Edward Beecher, American minister and theologian (d. 1895)

Births217 years ago

1809 - Hannibal Hamlin, American publisher and politician, 15th Vice President of the United States (d. 1891)

Births211 years ago

1812 - Bertalan Szemere, Hungarian poet and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1869)

Births208 years ago

1827 - Charles Lilley, English-Australian politician, 4th Premier of Queensland (d. 1897)

Births193 years ago

1845 - Ödön Lechner, Hungarian architect, designed the Museum of Applied Arts and the Church of St Elisabeth (d. 1914)

Births175 years ago

1845 - Friedrich Martens, Estonian-Russian historian, lawyer, and diplomat (d. 1909)

Births175 years ago

1856 - Ivan Franko, Ukrainian author and poet (d. 1916)

Births164 years ago

1858 - Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1932)

Births162 years ago

1864 - Hermann Weingärtner, German gymnast (d. 1919)

Births156 years ago

1865 - James Henry Breasted, American archaeologist and historian (d. 1935)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Charles G. Dawes, American general and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)

Births155 years ago

1868 - Hong Beom-do, Korean general and activist (d. 1943)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Amado Nervo, Mexican journalist, poet, and diplomat (d. 1919)

Births150 years ago

1871 - Theodore Dreiser, American novelist and journalist (d. 1945)

Births149 years ago

1874 - Carl Bosch, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Katharine McCormick, American biologist, philanthropist, and activist (d. 1967)

Births145 years ago

1877 - Charles Rolls, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Rolls-Royce Limited (d. 1910)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Ernst Wetter, Swiss lawyer and politician, 48th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1963)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel, Russian general (d. 1928)

Births142 years ago

1884 - Vincent Auriol, French lawyer and politician, 16th President of the French Republic (d. 1966)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Denis G. Lillie, British biologist, member of the 1910–1913 Terra Nova Expedition (d. 1963)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Rebecca Clarke, English viola player and composer (d. 1979)

Births134 years ago

1890 - Man Ray, American-French photographer and painter (d. 1976)

Births130 years ago

1895 - Andreas Alföldi, Hungarian archaeologist and historian (d. 1981)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Kenji Miyazawa, Japanese author and poet (d. 1933)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Léon Theremin, Russian physicist and engineer, invented the Theremin (d. 1993)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Gaspard Fauteux, Canadian businessman and politician, 19th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1963)

Births122 years ago

1899 - C. S. Forester, English novelist (d. 1966)

Births121 years ago

1904 - Alar Kotli, Estonian architect (d. 1963)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Norah Lofts, English author (d. 1983)

Births116 years ago

1904 - John Hay Whitney, American businessman, publisher, and diplomat, founded J.H. Whitney & Company (d. 1982)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Aris Velouchiotis, Greek soldier (d. 1945)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Ed Gein, American murderer and body snatcher, The Butcher of Plainfield (d. 1982)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Don Bradman, Australian cricketer and manager (d. 2001)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Lyndon B. Johnson, American commander and politician, 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (d. 1966)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Charles Pozzi, French race car driver (d. 2001)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Lester Young, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 1959)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Kay Walsh, English actress and dancer (d. 2005)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Gloria Guinness, Mexican journalist (d. 1980)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Gordon Bashford, English engineer, co-designed the Range Rover (d. 1991)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Tony Harris, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1993)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Martha Raye, American actress and comedian (d. 1994)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Peanuts Lowrey, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1986)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Jelle Zijlstra, Dutch economist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2001)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Pee Wee Butts, American baseball player and coach (d. 1972)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Murray Grand, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Baptiste Manzini, American football player (d. 2008)

Births100 years ago

1920 - James Molyneaux, Baron Molyneaux of Killead, Northern Irish soldier and politician (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago
Births99 years ago

1921 - Leo Penn, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1998)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Roelof Kruisinga, Dutch physician and politician, Minister of Defence for The Netherlands (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Jimmy Greenhalgh, English footballer and manager (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - David Rowbotham, Australian journalist and poet (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Rosalie E. Wahl, American lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Italian cardinal (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Nat Lofthouse, English footballer and manager (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Saiichi Maruya, Japanese author and critic (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Bill Neilson, Australian politician, 34th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1989)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Jaswant Singh Neki, Indian poet and academic (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Carter Stanley, American bluegrass singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)

Births95 years ago

1926 - George Brecht, American-German chemist and composer (d. 2008)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian computer scientist and academic (d. 2002)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Péter Boross, Hungarian lawyer and politician, 54th Prime Minister of Hungary

Births92 years ago

1928 - Mangosuthu Buthelezi, South African politician, Chief Minister of KwaZulu

Births92 years ago

1928 - Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (d. 2003)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Ira Levin, American novelist, playwright, and songwriter (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1929 - George Scott, Canadian-American wrestler and promoter (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Gholamreza Takhti, Iranian wrestler and politician (d. 1968)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Sri Chinmoy, Indian-American guru and poet (d. 2007)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Joe Cunningham, American baseball player and coach

Births89 years ago

1932 - Cor Brom, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2008)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Antonia Fraser, English historian and author

Births88 years ago

1935 - Ernie Broglio, American baseball player (d. 2019)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Michael Holroyd, English author

Births85 years ago

1935 - Frank Yablans, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Joel Kovel, American scholar and author (d. 2018)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Lien Chan, Taiwanese politician, Vice President of the Republic of China

Births84 years ago

1937 - Alice Coltrane, American pianist and composer (d. 2007)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Tommy Sands, American pop singer and actor

Births83 years ago

1939 - William Least Heat-Moon, American travel writer and historian

Births81 years ago

1939 - Edward Patten, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Nikola Pilić, Yugoslav tennis player and coach

Births81 years ago

1940 - Fernest Arceneaux, American singer and accordion player (d. 2008)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Sonny Sharrock, American guitarist (d. 1994)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Cesária Évora, Cape Verdean singer (d. 2011)

Births79 years ago

1941 - János Konrád, Hungarian water polo player and swimmer (d. 2014)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Harrison Page, American actor

Births79 years ago

1942 - Daryl Dragon, American keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2019)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Brian Peckford, Canadian educator and politician, 3rd Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

Births78 years ago

1943 - Chuck Girard, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bob Kerrey, American lieutenant and politician, Medal of Honor recipient, 35th Governor of Nebraska

Births77 years ago

1943 - Tuesday Weld, American model and actress

Births77 years ago

1944 - Tim Bogert, American singer and bass player

Births76 years ago

1945 - Douglas R. Campbell, Canadian lawyer and judge

Births75 years ago

1946 - Tony Howard, Barbadian cricketer and manager

Births74 years ago

1947 - Barbara Bach, American model and actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Halil Berktay, Turkish historian and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Kirk Francis, American engineer and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Peter Krieg, German director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2009)

Births73 years ago

1947 - John Morrison, New Zealand cricketer and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gavin Pfuhl, South African cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2002)

Births73 years ago

1948 - John Mehler, American drummer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Deborah Swallow, English historian and curator

Births72 years ago

1948 - Philippe Vallois, French director and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jeff Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Leah Jamieson, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ann Murray, Irish soprano

Births71 years ago

1950 - Charles Fleischer, American comedian and actor

Births70 years ago

1950 - Neil Murray, Scottish bass player and songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Edmund Weiner, English lexicographer and author

Births70 years ago

1951 - Buddy Bell, American baseball player and manager

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mack Brown, American football player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Randall Garrison, American-Canadian criminologist and politician

Births69 years ago

1952 - Paul Reubens, American actor and comedian

Births68 years ago

1953 - Tom Berryhill, American businessman and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Alex Lifeson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Joan Smith, English journalist and author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Peter Stormare, Swedish actor, director, and playwright

Births67 years ago

1954 - John Lloyd, English tennis player and sportscaster

Births66 years ago

1954 - Rajesh Thakker, English physician and academic

Births66 years ago

1954 - Derek Warwick, English race car driver

Births66 years ago

1955 - Robert Richardson, American cinematographer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Diana Scarwid, American actress

Births65 years ago

1956 - Glen Matlock, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births64 years ago

1957 - Jeff Grubb, American game designer and author

Births63 years ago

1957 - Bernhard Langer, German golfer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Sergei Krikalev, Russian engineer and astronaut

Births62 years ago

1958 - Tom Lanoye, Belgian author, poet, and playwright

Births62 years ago

1958 - Hugh Orde, British police officer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Daniela Romo, Mexican singer, actress and TV hostess

Births61 years ago

1959 - Gerhard Berger, Austrian race car driver

Births61 years ago

1959 - Juan Fernando Cobo, Colombian painter and sculptor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Denice Denton, American engineer and academic (d. 2006)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Frode Fjellheim, Norwegian pianist and composer

Births61 years ago

1959 - András Petőcz, Hungarian author and poet

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jeanette Winterson, English journalist and novelist

Births61 years ago

1961 - Yolanda Adams, American singer, producer, and actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Mark Curry, English television host and actor

Births59 years ago

1961 - Tom Ford, American fashion designer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Steve McDowall, English rugby player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Helmut Winklhofer, German footballer

Births59 years ago

1964 - Stephan Elliott, Australian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Paul Bernardo, Canadian serial rapist and murderer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Scott Dibble, American lawyer and politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Wayne James, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Ange Postecoglou, Greek-Australian footballer and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jeroen Duyster, Dutch rower

Births54 years ago

1966 - René Higuita, Colombian footballer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Juhan Parts, Estonian lawyer and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Estonia

Births54 years ago

1967 - Ogie Alcasid, Filipino singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Rob Burnett, American football player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1968 - Daphne Koller, Israeli-American computer scientist and academic

Births52 years ago

1968 - Michael Long, New Zealand golfer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Matthew Ridge, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Mark Ealham, English cricketer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Cesar Millan, Mexican-American dog trainer, television personality, and author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Reece Shearsmith, English actor, comedian and writer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Chandra Wilson, American actress and director

Births51 years ago

1970 - Andy Bichel, Australian cricketer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mark Ilott, English cricketer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tony Kanal, British-American bass player. songwriter, and record producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jim Thome, American baseball player and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Karl Unterkircher, Italian mountaineer (d. 2008)

Births50 years ago

1971 - Ernest Faber, Dutch footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kyung Lah, South Korean-American journalist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Hisayuki Okawa, Japanese runner

Births49 years ago

1971 - Aygül Özkan, German lawyer and politician

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jaap-Derk Buma, Dutch field hockey player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Denise Lewis, English heptathlete

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jimmy Pop, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1972 - The Great Khali, Indian Professional Wrestler

Births48 years ago

1973 - Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Dietmar Hamann, German footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Burak Kut, Turkish singer-songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Johan Norberg, Swedish historian and author

Births47 years ago

1974 - Michael Mason, New Zealand cricketer

Births46 years ago

1974 - José Vidro, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mohammad Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Blake Adams, American golfer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mase, American rapper, songwriter and pastor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jonny Moseley, Puerto Rican-American skier and television host

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mark Rudan, Australian footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1976 - Sarah Chalke, Canadian actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Audrey C. Delsanti, French astronomer and biologist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Milano Collection A.T., Japanese wrestler

Births44 years ago

1976 - Carlos Moyá, Spanish-Swiss tennis player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mark Webber, Australian race car driver

Births44 years ago

1977 - Deco, Brazilian-Portuguese footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Justin Miller, American baseball player (d. 2013)

Births43 years ago

1979 - Sarah Neufeld, Canadian violinist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Aaron Paul, American actor and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rusty Smith, American speed skater

Births41 years ago

1981 - Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Maxwell Cabelino Andrade, Brazilian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Alessandro Gamberini, Italian footballer

Births39 years ago

1983 - Joanna McGilchrist, English rugby player and physiotherapist

Births37 years ago

1984 - David Bentley, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Kevan Hurst, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Nikica Jelavić, Croatian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Alexandra Nechita, Romanian-American painter and sculptor

Births35 years ago

1986 - Sebastian Kurz, Austrian politician, 25th Chancellor of Austria

Births34 years ago

1987 - Joel Grant, English-Jamaican footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Darren McFadden, American football player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Alexa PenaVega, American actress and singer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Romain Amalfitano, French footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Juliana Cannarozzo, American figure skater and actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Luuk de Jong, Dutch footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Lee Sung-yeol, South Korean actor and singer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Blake Jenner, American actor and singer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Stephen Morris, American football player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kim Petras, German singer-songwriter

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ayame Gouriki, Japanese actress and singer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Sarah Hecken, German figure skater

Births27 years ago

1993 - Olivier Le Gac, French cyclist

Births27 years ago

1995 - Sergey Sirotkin, Russian race car driver

Births25 years ago

1998 - Kevin Huerter, American basketball player

Births22 years ago

1998Mohammad Nurul Haque, Bangladeshi (b. 1915)

Births22 years ago

Deaths

542 - Caesarius of Arles, French bishop and saint (b. 470)

Deaths

749 - Qahtaba ibn Shabib al-Ta'i, Persian general

Deaths
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Deaths874 years ago
Deaths765 years ago
Deaths708 years ago

1394 - Emperor Chōkei of Japan (b. 1343)

Deaths626 years ago

1450 - Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)

Deaths570 years ago

1521 - Josquin des Prez, Flemish composer (b. 1450)

Deaths499 years ago

1545 - Piotr Gamrat, Polish archbishop (b. 1487)

Deaths475 years ago

1576 - Titian, Italian painter and educator (b. 1488)

Deaths444 years ago

1590 - Pope Sixtus V (b. 1521)

Deaths430 years ago

1611 - Tomás Luis de Victoria, Spanish composer (b. c. 1548)

Deaths409 years ago

1635 - Lope de Vega, Spanish poet and playwright (b. 1562)

Deaths385 years ago

1664 - Francisco de Zurbarán, Spanish painter and educator (b. 1598)

Deaths356 years ago

1748 - James Thomson, Scottish poet and playwright (b. 1700)

Deaths272 years ago

1782 - John Laurens, American Revolutionary and Congressman (b.1754)

Deaths238 years ago

1828 - Eise Eisinga, Dutch astronomer and academic, built the Eisinga Planetarium (b. 1744)

Deaths192 years ago

1857 - Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American anthologist, poet, and critic (b. 1815)

Deaths163 years ago

1865 - Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian judge and politician (b. 1796)

Deaths155 years ago

1871 - William Whiting Boardman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1794)

Deaths149 years ago

1875 - William Chapman Ralston, American businessman and financier, founded the Bank of California (b. 1826)

Deaths145 years ago

1891 - Samuel C. Pomeroy, American businessman and politician (b. 1816)

Deaths129 years ago

1903 - Kusumoto Ine, first Japanese female doctor of Western medicine (b. 1827)

Deaths117 years ago

1909 - Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist and mycologist (b. 1842)

Deaths111 years ago

1922 - Reşat Çiğiltepe, Turkish colonel (b. 1879)

Deaths98 years ago

1929 - Herman Potočnik, Croatian-Austrian engineer (b. 1892)

Deaths91 years ago

1931 - Frank Harris, Irish-American journalist and author (b. 1856)

Deaths89 years ago

1931 - Willem Hubert Nolens, Dutch priest and politician (b. 1860)

Deaths89 years ago

1931 - Francis Marion Smith, American miner and businessman (b. 1846)

Deaths89 years ago

1935 - Childe Hassam, American painter and academic (b. 1859)

Deaths85 years ago

1944 - Georg von Boeselager, German soldier (b. 1915)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Hubert Pál Álgyay, Hungarian engineer, designed the Petőfi Bridge (b. 1894)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Charles Evans Hughes, American lawyer and politician, 11th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1862)

Deaths72 years ago

1950 - Cesare Pavese, Italian author, poet, and critic (b. 1908)

Deaths70 years ago

1956 - Pelageya Shajn, Russian astronomer and academic (b. 1894)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Ernest Lawrence, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)

Deaths62 years ago

1963 - W. E. B. Du Bois, American sociologist, historian, and activist (b. 1868)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Inayatullah Khan Mashriqi, Pakistani mathematician and scholar (b. 1888)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (b. 1895)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Le Corbusier, Swiss-French architect and urban planner, designed the Philips Pavilion (b. 1887)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Brian Epstein, English businessman and manager (b. 1934)

Deaths53 years ago
Deaths52 years ago

1969 - Ivy Compton-Burnett, English author (b. 1884)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Erika Mann, German actress and author (b. 1905)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Bennett Cerf, American publisher, co-founded Random House (b. 1898)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer and journalist (b. 1906)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Haile Selassie, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1892)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Gordon Matta-Clark, American painter and illustrator (b. 1943)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Ieva Simonaitytė, Lithuanian author and poet (b. 1897)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, English admiral and politician, 44th Governor-General of India (b. 1900)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Douglas Kenney, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Valeri Kharlamov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1948)

Deaths39 years ago

1990 - Avdy Andresson, Estonian soldier and diplomat (b. 1899)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1954) (Double Trouble)

Deaths30 years ago

1994 - Frank Jeske, German footballer (b. 1960)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Greg Morris, American actor (b. 1933)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Essie Summers, New Zealand author (b. 1912)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Hélder Câmara, Brazilian archbishop and theologian (b. 1909)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Michael Dertouzos, Greek-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1936)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Abu Ali Mustafa, Palestinian politician (b. 1938)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Edwin Louis Cole, American religious leader and author (b. 1922)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Pierre Poujade, French soldier and politician (b. 1920)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Willie Crawford, American baseball player (b. 1946)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Giorgos Mouzakis, Greek trumpet player and composer (b. 1922)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Seán Purcell, Irish footballer (b. 1929)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (b. 1969) (Napalm Death)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Emma Penella, Spanish actress (b. 1930)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian author and poet (b. 1913)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Anton Geesink, Dutch martial artist (b. 1934)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Luna Vachon, Canadian-American wrestler and manager (b. 1962)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Neville Alexander, South African linguist and activist (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Malcolm Browne, American journalist and photographer (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Art Heyman, American basketball player (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ivica Horvat, Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Richard Kingsland, Australian captain and pilot (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Chen Liting, Chinese director and playwright (b. 1910)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bill Peach, Australian journalist (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

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

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Jacques Friedel, French physicist and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Valeri Petrov, Bulgarian poet, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Benno Pludra, German author (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Kazi Zafar Ahmed, Bangladeshi politician, 8th Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Pascal Chaumeil, French director and screenwriter (b. 1961)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Darryl Dawkins, American basketball player and coach (b. 1957)

Deaths5 years ago

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