Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Events

475 - The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.

Events

489 - Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths, defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.

Events

632 - Fatimah, daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, dies, with her cause of death being a controversial topic among the Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims.

Events

663 - SillaTang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.

Events

1189 - Third Crusade: The Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan.

Events831 years ago

1521 - The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.

Events499 years ago

1524 - The Kaqchikel Maya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.

Events496 years ago

1542 - Turkish–Portuguese War: Battle of Wofla: The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.

Events478 years ago

1565 - Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.

Events455 years ago
Events411 years ago
Events401 years ago

1640 - Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.

Events380 years ago

1648 - The Siege of Colchester ends when Royalists Forces surrender to the Parliamentary Forces after eleven weeks, during the Second English Civil War.

Events372 years ago

1709 - Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.

Events311 years ago

1789 - William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.

Events231 years ago

1810 - Battle of Grand Port: The French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.

Events210 years ago

1830 - The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam's role in U.S. railroads.

Events190 years ago

1833 - King William IV gives Royal Assent to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, although slavery remained legal in the possessions of the East India Company until the passage of the Indian Slavery Act, 1843.

Events187 years ago

1845 - The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.

Events175 years ago

1849 - After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.

Events171 years ago

1859 - The Carrington event is the strongest geomagnetic storm on record to strike the Earth. Electrical telegraph service is widely disrupted.

Events161 years ago
Events159 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas. The battle ends on August 30.

Events158 years ago

1867 - The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.

Events153 years ago

1879 - Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.

Events141 years ago

1898 - Caleb Bradham's beverage "Brad's Drink" is renamed "Pepsi-Cola".

Events122 years ago

1901 - Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. It is the first American private school in the country.

Events119 years ago

1909 - A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.

Events111 years ago
Events107 years ago

1914 - World War I: The Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.

Events106 years ago

1914 - World War I: German troops take the city of Namur in Belgium.

Events106 years ago

1916 - World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.

Events104 years ago

1916 - World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.

Events104 years ago

1917 - Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House.

Events103 years ago

1924 - The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.

Events96 years ago

1937 - Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.

Events83 years ago

1943 - Denmark in World War II: German authorities demand that Danish authorities crack down on acts of resistance. The next day, martial law is imposed on Denmark.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.

Events76 years ago

1955 - Black teenager Emmett Till is brutally murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent civil rights movement.

Events65 years ago

1957 - U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.

Events63 years ago
Events57 years ago
Events56 years ago

1968 - The police rioted during the Democratic National Convention, beating up anti-war protesters, peaceful demonstrators, innocent bystanders, and members of the press.

Events52 years ago

1988 - Ramstein air show disaster: Three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. Seventy-five are killed and 346 seriously injured.

Events32 years ago

1990 - Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.

Events30 years ago

1990 - An F5 tornado strikes the Illinois cities of Plainfield and Joliet, killing 29 people.

Events30 years ago

1993 - The Galileo spacecraft discovers a moon, later named Dactyl, around 243 Ida, the first known asteroid moon.

Events27 years ago

1998 - Pakistan's National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the "Qur'an and Sunnah" the "supreme law" but the bill is defeated in the Senate.

Events22 years ago

1998 - Second Congo War: Loyalist troops backed by Angolan and Zimbabwean forces repulse the RCD and Rwandan offensive on Kinshasa.

Events22 years ago

2003 - In "one of the most complicated and bizarre crimes in the annals of the FBI", Brian Wells dies after becoming involved in a complex plot involving a bank robbery, a scavenger hunt, and a homemade explosive device.

Events17 years ago

Births

932 - Richard I, duke of Normandy (d. 996)

Births

1023 - Go-Reizei, emperor of Japan (d. 1068)

Births997 years ago

1366 - Jean Le Maingre, marshal of France (d. 1421)

Births654 years ago

1476 - Kanō Motonobu, Japanese painter (d. 1559)

Births544 years ago

1481 - Francisco de Sá de Miranda, Portuguese poet (d. 1558)

Births539 years ago

1582 - Taichang, emperor of China (d. 1620)

Births438 years ago

1591 - John Christian of Brieg, duke of Brzeg (d. 1639)

Births429 years ago

1592 - George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English courtier and politician (d. 1628)

Births428 years ago

1612 - Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch linguist and scholar (d. 1653)

Births408 years ago

1667 - Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)

Births353 years ago

1691 - Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1750)

Births329 years ago

1714 - Anthony Ulrich, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1774)

Births306 years ago

1728 - John Stark, American general (d. 1822)

Births292 years ago

1739 - Agostino Accorimboni, Italian composer (d. 1818)

Births281 years ago

1749 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German novelist, poet, playwright, and diplomat (d. 1832)

Births271 years ago
Births246 years ago

1801 - Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1877)

Births219 years ago

1814 - Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish author (d. 1873)

Births206 years ago

1816 - Charles Sladen, English-Australian politician, 6th Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)

Births204 years ago

1822 - Graham Berry, English-Australian politician, 11th Premier of Victoria (d. 1904)

Births198 years ago

1827 - Catherine Mikhailovna, Russian grand duchess (d. 1894)

Births193 years ago

1833 - Edward Burne-Jones, English artist of the Pre-Raphaelite movement (d. 1898)

Births187 years ago

1837 - Francis von Hohenstein, duke of Teck (d. 1900)

Births183 years ago

1840 - Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish-Japanese pharmacist and businessman, founded Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club (d. 1900)

Births180 years ago

1853 - Vladimir Shukhov, Russian architect and engineer, designed the Adziogol Lighthouse (d. 1939)

Births167 years ago

1859 - Matilda Howell, American archer (d. 1938)

Births161 years ago

1859 - Vittorio Sella, Italian mountaineer and photographer (d. 1943)

Births161 years ago

1867 - Umberto Giordano, Italian composer and academic (d. 1948)

Births153 years ago

1878 - George Whipple, American physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)

Births142 years ago

1884 - Peter Fraser, Scottish-New Zealand journalist and politician, 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1950)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Vance Palmer, Australian author, playwright, and critic (d. 1959)

Births135 years ago

1887 - August Kippasto, Estonian-Australian wrestler and poet (d. 1973)

Births133 years ago

1887 - István Kühár, Slovenian priest and politician (d. 1922)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Evadne Price, Australian actress, astrologer, and author (d. 1985)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Benno Schotz, Estonian-Scottish sculptor and engineer (d. 1984)

Births129 years ago

1894 - Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor and director (d. 1981)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 1982)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Charlie Grimm, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 1983)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Charles Boyer, French-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1978)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Andrei Platonov, Russian author and poet (d. 1951)

Births121 years ago

1899 - James Wong Howe, Chinese American cinematographer (d. 1976)

Births121 years ago

1903 - Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psychologist and author (d. 1990)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Secondo Campini, Italian-American engineer (d. 1980)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Leho Laurine, Estonian chess player (d. 1998)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Cyril Walters, Welsh-English cricketer (d. 1992)

Births115 years ago

1906 - John Betjeman, English poet and academic (d. 1984)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and author (d. 1996)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Morris Graves, American painter and academic (d. 2001)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-American mathematician and economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Joseph Luns, Dutch politician and diplomat, 5th Secretary General of NATO (d. 2002)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Robertson Davies, Canadian journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1995)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Jack Dreyfus, American businessman, founded the Dreyfus Corporation (d. 2009)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Robert Irving, English conductor and director (d. 1991)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Terence Reese, English bridge player and author (d. 1996)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Richard Tucker, American tenor and actor (d. 1975)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Max Robertson, Bengal-born English sportscaster and author (d. 2009)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Tasha Tudor, American author and illustrator (d. 2008)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Hélène Baillargeon, Canadian singer and actress (d. 1997)

Births104 years ago

1916 - C. Wright Mills American sociologist and author (d. 1962)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Jack Vance, American author (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Jack Kirby, American author and illustrator (d. 1994)

Births103 years ago

1918 - L. B. Cole, American illustrator and publisher (d. 1995)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Godfrey Hounsfield, English biophysicist and engineer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1921 - John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist and engineer (d. 1979)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, and playwright (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Nancy Kulp, American actress and soldier (d. 1991)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Lidia Gueiler Tejada, the first female President of Bolivia (d. 2011)

Births99 years ago

1924 - Janet Frame, New Zealand author and poet (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricketer and engineer (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Peggy Ryan, American actress and dancer (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Billy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Donald O'Connor, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Philip Purser, English author and critic

Births95 years ago

1928 - F. William Free, American businessman (d. 2003)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Vilayat Khan, Indian sitar player and composer (d. 2004)

Births92 years ago

1929 - István Kertész, Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Roxie Roker, American actress (d. 1995)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ben Gazzara, American actor (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Windsor Davies, British actor.

Births90 years ago

1931 - Tito Capobianco, Argentinian director and producer (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Cristina Deutekom, Dutch soprano and actress (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ola L. Mize, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - John Shirley-Quirk, English actor, singer, and educator (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Roger Williams, English hepatologist and academic

Births89 years ago

1932 - Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2016)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Yakir Aharonov, Israeli academic and educator

Births88 years ago

1933 - Philip French, English journalist, critic, and producer (d. 2015)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Patrick Kalilombe, Malawian bishop and theologian (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Melvin Charney, Canadian sculptor and architect (d. 2012)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Gilles Rocheleau, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1998)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Don Denkinger, American baseball player and umpire

Births84 years ago

1935 - Warren M. Washington, American atmospheric scientist

Births85 years ago

1938 - Maurizio Costanzo, Italian journalist and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Paul Martin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Prime Minister of Canada

Births82 years ago

1938 - Bengt Fahlström, Swedish journalist (d. 2017)

Births82 years ago

1939 - John Kingman, English mathematician and academic

Births81 years ago

1940 - William Cohen, American lawyer and politician, 20th United States Secretary of Defense

Births80 years ago

1940 - Roger Pingeon, French cyclist (d. 2017)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Michael Craig-Martin, Irish painter and illustrator

Births79 years ago

1941 - Toomas Leius, Estonian tennis player and coach

Births79 years ago

1941 - John Stanley Marshall, English drummer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Paul Plishka, American opera singer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Wendy Davies, Welsh historian and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Sterling Morrison, American singer and guitarist (d. 1995)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jorge Urosa, Venezuelan cardinal

Births78 years ago

1943 - Surayud Chulanont, Thai general and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Thailand

Births77 years ago

1943 - Robert Greenwald, American director and producer

Births77 years ago

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

Births77 years ago

1943 - Lou Piniella, American baseball player and manager

Births77 years ago

1943 - David Soul, American actor and singer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jihad Al-Atrash, Lebanese actor and voice actor

Births77 years ago

1944 - Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Bob Segarini, American-Canadian singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago

1947 - Emlyn Hughes, English footballer (d. 2004)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Liza Wang, Hong Kong actress and singer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Vonda N. McIntyre, American author

Births72 years ago

1948 - Murray Parker, New Zealand cricketer and educator

Births72 years ago

1948 - Heather Reisman, Canadian publisher and businesswoman

Births72 years ago

1948 - Danny Seraphine, American drummer and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Elizabeth Wilmshurst, English academic and jurist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Hugh Cornwell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Svetislav Pešić, Serbian basketball player and coach

Births71 years ago

1950 - Ron Guidry, American baseball player and coach

Births70 years ago

1950 - Tony Husband, English cartoonist

Births70 years ago

1951 - Colin McAdam, Scottish footballer (d. 2013)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Wayne Osmond, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births69 years ago

1951 - Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births69 years ago

1952 - Jacques Chagnon, Canadian educator and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Rita Dove, American poet and essayist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman

Births68 years ago

1953 - Ditmar Jakobs, German footballer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Tõnu Kaljuste, Estonian conductor and journalist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Katharine Abraham, American feminist economist

Births66 years ago

1954 - George M. Church, American geneticist, chemist, and engineer

Births66 years ago

1954 - John Dorahy, Australian rugby player and coach

Births66 years ago

1954 - Ravi Kanbur, Indian-English economist and academic

Births66 years ago

1956 - Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican-American actor and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Steve Whiteman, American singer-songwriter

Births64 years ago
Births63 years ago

1957 - Ivo Josipović, Croatian lawyer, jurist, and politician, 3rd President of Croatia

Births63 years ago

1957 - Daniel Stern, American actor and director

Births63 years ago

1957 - Ai Weiwei, Chinese sculptor and activist

Births63 years ago

1958 - Scott Hamilton, American figure skater

Births62 years ago

1959 - Brian Thompson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1961 - Kim Appleby, English singer-songwriter and actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Cliff Benson, American football player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jennifer Coolidge, American actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Deepak Tijori, Indian actor and director

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ian Pont, English cricketer and coach

Births59 years ago

1962 - Paul Allen, English footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Craig Anton, American actor and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - David Fincher, American director and producer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Regina Jacobs, American runner

Births57 years ago

1963 - Maria Gheorghiu, Romanian folk singer-songwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Lee Janzen, American golfer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Kaj Leo Johannesen, Faroese footballer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

Births56 years ago

1965 - Dan Crowley, Australian rugby player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Sonia Kruger, Australian television host and actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Satoshi Tajiri, Japanese video game developer; created Pokémon

Births55 years ago

1965 - Shania Twain, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician

Births54 years ago

1967 - Jamie Osborne, English jockey and trainer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Billy Boyd, Scottish actor and singer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jack Black, American actor and comedian

Births51 years ago

1969 - Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and Founder of Leanin.org

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mary McCartney, English photographer and activist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jason Priestley, Canadian actor, director, and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Pierre Turgeon, Canadian-American ice hockey player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Melina Aslanidou, German-Greek singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Rick Recht, American singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Shane Andrews, American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Todd Eldredge, American figure skater and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Janet Evans, American swimmer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Raúl Márquez, Mexican-American boxer and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1972 - Ravindu Shah, Kenyan cricketer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jay Witasick, American baseball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - J. August Richards, American actor

Births47 years ago

1974 - Johan Andersson, Swedish game designer and programmer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Takahito Eguchi, Japanese pianist and composer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Carsten Jancker, German footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975 - Jamie Cureton, English footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Hamish McLachlan, Australian television personality

Births45 years ago

1975 - Royce Willis, New Zealand rugby player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer

Births44 years ago

1978 - Jess Margera, American drummer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Shaila Dúrcal, Spanish singer-songwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Robert Hoyzer, German footballer and referee

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kristen Hughes, Australian netball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Markus Pröll, German footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ruth Riley, American basketball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Antony Hämäläinen, Finnish singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jaakko Ojaniemi, Finnish decathlete

Births40 years ago

1980 - Carly Pope, Canadian actress and producer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jonathan Reynolds, English lawyer and politician

Births40 years ago

1981 - Matt Alrich, American lacrosse player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kezia Dugdale, Scottish politician

Births39 years ago

1981 - Martin Erat, Czech ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Raphael Matos, Brazilian race car driver

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jake Owen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ahmed Talbi, Moroccan footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter

Births39 years ago

1982 - Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Thiago Motta, Brazilian-Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - LeAnn Rimes, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Luke McAlister, New Zealand rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Lilli Schwarzkopf, German heptathlete

Births37 years ago

1985 - Kjetil Jansrud, Norwegian skier

Births35 years ago

1986 - Jeff Green, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Armie Hammer, American actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - Tommy Hanson, American baseball player (d. 2015)

Births34 years ago

1986 - Simon Mannering, New Zealand rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier and hostage

Births34 years ago

1986 - Florence Welch, English singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1987 - Caleb Moore, American snowmobile racer (d. 2013)

Births33 years ago

1989 - César Azpilicueta, Spanish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Valtteri Bottas, Finnish race car driver

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jo Kwon, South Korean singer and dancer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Cassadee Pope, American singer-songwriter

Births31 years ago

1990 - Bojan Krkić, Spanish footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Felicio Brown Forbes, German footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Andreja Pejić Bosnian model

Births29 years ago

1992 - Gabriela Drăgoi, Romanian gymnast

Births28 years ago

1992 - Bismack Biyombo, Congolese basketball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Max Collins, American-Filipino actress and model

Births28 years ago

1993 - Jakub Sokolík, Czech footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Bobby Andonov, Australian singer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Manon Arcangioli, French tennis player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Junior Malanda, Belgian footballer (d. 2015)

Births26 years ago

1995 - Joshua Kalu, American football player

Births25 years ago

2003 - Quvenzhané Wallis, American actress

Births17 years ago

Deaths

388 - Magnus Maximus, Roman emperor (b. 335)

Deaths

430 - Augustine of Hippo, Algerian bishop, theologian, and saint (b. 354)

Deaths

476 - Orestes, Roman general and politician

Deaths

632 - Fatimah, daughter of Muhammad (b. 605)

Deaths

683 - Kʼinich Janaab Pakal I, ajaw of the city-state of Palenque (b. 615)

Deaths

770 - Kōken, emperor of Japan (b. 718)

Deaths

876 - Louis the German, Frankish king (b. 804)

Deaths

919 - He Gui, Chinese general (b. 858)

Deaths

1055 - Xing Zong, Chinese emperor (b. 1016)

Deaths965 years ago

1149 - Mu'in ad-Din Unur, Turkish ruler and regent

Deaths871 years ago

1341 - Levon IV, king of Armenia (b. 1309)

Deaths679 years ago
Deaths614 years ago

1481 - Afonso V, king of Portugal (b. 1432)

Deaths539 years ago

1540 - Federico II Gonzaga, duke of Mantua (b. 1500)

Deaths480 years ago

1609 - Francis Vere, English governor and general

Deaths411 years ago

1645 - Hugo Grotius, Dutch playwright, philosopher, and jurist (b. 1583)

Deaths375 years ago

1646 - Johannes Banfi Hunyades, English-Hungarian alchemist, chemist and metallurgist. (b. 1576)

Deaths374 years ago

1648 - George Lisle, English general (b. 1610)

Deaths372 years ago

1648 - Charles Lucas, English general (b. 1613)

Deaths372 years ago

1654 - Axel Oxenstierna, Swedish lawyer and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (b. 1583)

Deaths366 years ago

1665 - Elisabetta Sirani, Italian painter (b. 1638)

Deaths355 years ago
Deaths342 years ago

1735 - Edwin Stead, English landowner and cricketer (b. 1701)

Deaths285 years ago

1757 - David Hartley, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1705)

Deaths263 years ago

1784 - Junípero Serra, Spanish priest and missionary (b. 1713)

Deaths236 years ago

1793 - Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine, French general (b. 1740)

Deaths227 years ago

1805 - Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader and author (b. 1722)

Deaths215 years ago

1818 - Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, American fur trader, founded Chicago (b. 1750)

Deaths202 years ago

1820 - Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor and urban planner (b. 1754)

Deaths200 years ago

1839 - William Smith, English geologist and engineer (b. 1769)

Deaths181 years ago

1888 - Julius Krohn, Finnish poet and journalist (b. 1835)

Deaths132 years ago

1891 - Robert Caldwell, English missionary and linguist (b. 1814)

Deaths129 years ago

1900 - Henry Sidgwick, English economist and philosopher (b. 1838)

Deaths120 years ago

1903 - Frederick Law Olmsted, American journalist and architect, co-designed Central Park (b. 1822)

Deaths117 years ago

1919 - Adolf Schmal, Austrian fencer and cyclist (b. 1872)

Deaths101 years ago

1934 - Edgeworth David, Welsh-Australian geologist and explorer (b. 1858)

Deaths86 years ago

1937 - George Prendergast, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Victoria (b. 1854)

Deaths83 years ago

1943 - Georg Hellat, Estonian architect (b. 1870)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Boris III of Bulgaria (b. 1894)

Deaths77 years ago

1955 - Emmett Till, American murder victim (b. 1941)

Deaths65 years ago

1959 - Bohuslav Martinů, Czech-American composer and educator (b. 1890)

Deaths61 years ago

1965 - Giulio Racah, Italian-Israeli physicist and mathematician (b. 1909)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - Dimitris Pikionis, Greek architect and academic (b. 1887)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Reuvein Margolies, Israeli author and scholar (b. 1889)

Deaths49 years ago
Deaths48 years ago

1975 - Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Anissa Jones, American actress (b. 1958)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Bruce Catton, American historian and journalist (b. 1899)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Robert Shaw, English actor (b. 1927)

Deaths42 years ago

1981 - Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1900)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Geoff Chubb, South African cricketer (b. 1911)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian general and politician, 1st President of Egypt (b. 1901)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Ruth Gordon, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1896)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Russell Lee, American photographer and journalist (b. 1903)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - John Huston, Irish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Jean Marchand, Canadian union leader and politician, 43rd Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1918)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Max Shulman, American author and screenwriter (b. 1919)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - John Steptoe, American author and illustrator (b. 1950)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Willy Vandersteen, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1913)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Alekos Sakellarios, Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1913)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - William Stafford, American poet and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Earl W. Bascom, American rodeo performer and painter (b. 1906)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Michael Ende, German scientist and author (b. 1929)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Carl Giles, English cartoonist (b. 1916)

Deaths25 years ago

2005 - Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Esther Szekeres, Hungarian-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - George Szekeres, Hungarian-Australian mathematician and academic (b. 1911)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Heino Lipp, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1922)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Benoît Sauvageau, Canadian educator and politician (b. 1963)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Melvin Schwartz, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Arthur Jones, American businessman, founded Nautilus, Inc. and MedX Corporation (b. 1926)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Hilly Kristal, American businessman, founded CBGB (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Paul MacCready, American engineer and businessman, founded AeroVironment (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1935)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Phil Hill, American race car driver (b. 1927)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Adam Goldstein, American drummer, DJ, and producer (b. 1973)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Richard Egan, US Ambassador, Owner of Dell EMC, Engineer (b. 1963)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator (b. 1919)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Bernie Gallacher, English footballer (b. 1967)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Rhodes Boyson, English educator and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Shulamith Firestone, Canadian-American activist and author (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dick McBride, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Saul Merin, Polish-Israeli ophthalmologist and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ramón Sota, Spanish golfer (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - John Bellany, Scottish painter and academic (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lorella Cedroni, Italian political scientist and philosopher (b. 1961)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Edmund B. Fitzgerald, American businessman (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frank Pulli, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Barry Stobart, English footballer (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rafael Díaz Ycaza, Ecuadorian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Glenn Cornick, English bass guitarist (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hal Finney, American cryptographer and programmer (b. 1956)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Anthony Walker, American soldier and spy (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Al Arbour, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mark Krasniqi, Kosovan ethnographer, poet, and translator (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nelson Shanks, American painter and educator (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer and songwriter (b. 1950)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Mr. Fuji, American professional wrestler and manager (b. 1934)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Mireille Darc, French actress and model (b. 1938)

Deaths3 years ago

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