Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while September 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in September. (Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Labor Day can fall, while September 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in September. (Canada, United States, Palau)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Teacher's Day can fall, while September 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Friday in September. (Singapore)

Holidays and observances

First day of school in many countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Uzbekistan from the Soviet Union in 1991.

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

Events

1355 - King Tvrtko I of Bosnia writes In castro nostro Vizoka vocatum from the Old town of Visoki.

Events665 years ago

1420 - A 9.4 MS-strong earthquake shakes Chile's Atacama Region causing tsunamis in Chile as well as Hawaii and Japan.

Events600 years ago
Events571 years ago

1529 - The Spanish fort of Sancti Spiritu, the first one built in modern Argentina, is destroyed by natives.

Events491 years ago
Events488 years ago

1604 - Adi Granth, now known as Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, was first installed at Harmandir Sahib.

Events416 years ago
Events376 years ago

1715 - King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years, which is the longest of any major European monarch.

Events305 years ago
Events257 years ago
Events248 years ago

1774 - Massachusetts Bay colonists rise up in the bloodless Powder Alarm.

Events246 years ago

1804 - Juno, one of the largest asteroids in the Main Belt, is discovered by the German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.

Events216 years ago

1831 - The high honor of Order of St. Gregory the Great is established by Pope Gregory XVI of the Vatican State to recognize high support for the Vatican or for the Pope, by a man or a woman, and not necessarily a Roman Catholic.

Events189 years ago

1836 - Narcissa Whitman, one of the first English-speaking white women to settle west of the Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington.

Events184 years ago

1838 - Saint Andrew's Scots School, the oldest school of British origin in South America, is established.

Events182 years ago
Events158 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Confederate Army General John Bell Hood orders the evacuation of Atlanta, ending a four-month siege by General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Events156 years ago

1870 - Franco-Prussian War: The Battle of Sedan is fought, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory.

Events150 years ago

1873 - Cetshwayo ascends to the throne as king of the Zulu nation following the death of his father Mpande.

Events147 years ago

1878 - Emma Nutt becomes the world's first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company.

Events142 years ago

1880 - The army of Mohammad Ayub Khan is routed by the British at the Battle of Kandahar, ending the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

Events140 years ago

1894 - Over 400 people die in the Great Hinckley Fire, a forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota.

Events126 years ago

1897 - The Tremont Street Subway in Boston opens, becoming the first underground rapid transit system in North America.

Events123 years ago

1905 - Alberta and Saskatchewan join the Canadian confederation.

Events115 years ago
Events114 years ago

1911 - The armored cruiser Georgios Averof is commissioned into the Greek Navy. It now serves as a museum ship.

Events109 years ago

1914 - St. Petersburg, Russia, changes its name to Petrograd.

Events106 years ago

1914 - The last known passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.

Events106 years ago

1920 - The Fountain of Time opens as a tribute to the 100 years of peace between the United States and Great Britain following the Treaty of Ghent.

Events100 years ago

1923 - The Great Kantō earthquake devastates Tokyo and Yokohama, killing about 105,000 people.

Events97 years ago

1928 - Ahmet Zogu declares Albania to be a monarchy and proclaims himself king.

Events92 years ago

1934 - The first Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animated cartoon, The Discontented Canary, is released to movie theatres.

Events86 years ago

1939 - World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II.

Events81 years ago

1939 - General George C. Marshall becomes Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

Events81 years ago

1939 - The Wound Badge for Wehrmacht, SS, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe soldiers is instituted. The final version of the Iron Cross is also instituted on this date.

Events81 years ago

1939 - Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Armed Forces (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization).

Events81 years ago
Events81 years ago

1941 - The Nazis execute 2,500 Jews by shooting in Ostroh, Ukraine.

Events79 years ago

1951 - The United States, Australia and New Zealand sign a mutual defense pact, called the ANZUS Treaty.

Events69 years ago

1952 - The Old Man and the Sea, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Ernest Hemingway, is first published.

Events68 years ago

1958 - Iceland expands its fishing zone, putting it into conflict with the United Kingdom, beginning the Cod Wars.

Events62 years ago

1961 - The Eritrean War of Independence officially begins with the shooting of Ethiopian police by Hamid Idris Awate.

Events59 years ago

1961 - The first conference of the Non-Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

Events59 years ago
Events53 years ago

1967 - Six-Day War: The Khartoum Resolution is issued at the Arab Summit, and eight countries adopt the "three 'no's against Israel".

Events53 years ago

1969 - A coup in Libya brings Muammar Gaddafi to power.

Events51 years ago
Events51 years ago

1970 - Palestinian guerrillas attack the motorcade of King Hussein of Jordan in a failed assassination attempt.

Events50 years ago

1972 - In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky to become the world chess champion.

Events48 years ago

1974 - The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London in the time of 1 hour, 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds at a speed of 1,435.587 miles per hour (2,310.353 km/h).

Events46 years ago

1979 - The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi).

Events41 years ago

1980 - Major General Chun Doo-hwan becomes President of South Korea, following the resignation of Choi Kyu-hah.

Events40 years ago
Events39 years ago

1982 - The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.

Events38 years ago

1983 - Cold War: Korean Air Lines Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace, killing all 269 on board, including Congressman Lawrence McDonald.

Events37 years ago

1985 - A joint American–French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

Events35 years ago

1991 - Uzbekistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.

Events29 years ago

2004 - The Beslan school siege begins when armed terrorists take schoolchildren and school staff hostage in North Ossetia, Russia; by the end of the siege three days later more than 385 people are dead (including hostages, other civilians, security personnel and terrorists).

Events16 years ago

Births

948 - Jing Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (d. 982)

Births

1145 - Ibn Jubayr, Spanish geographer and poet (d. 1217)

Births875 years ago
Births732 years ago

1341 - Frederick III the Simple, King of Sicily (d. 1377)

Births679 years ago

1453 - Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general (d. 1515)

Births567 years ago

1477 - Bartolomeo Fanfulla, Italian mercenary (d. 1525)

Births543 years ago

1561 - Gervase Helwys, English murderer (d. 1615)

Births459 years ago

1566 - Edward Alleyn, English actor and major figure of the Elizabethan theatre; founder of Dulwich College and Alleyn's School (d. 1626)

Births454 years ago

1577 - Scipione Borghese, Italian cardinal and art collector (d. 1633)

Births443 years ago

1579 - John Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince-Bishop, Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1634)

Births441 years ago
Births432 years ago

1592 - Maria Angela Astorch, Spanish mystic and saint (d. 1665)

Births428 years ago

1606 - Nicholas Slanning, English politician (d. 1643)

Births414 years ago

1608 - Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer, engineer, and architect (d. 1678)

Births412 years ago

1647 - Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark, daughter of King Frederick III of Denmark (d. 1717)

Births373 years ago

1653 - Johann Pachelbel, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1706)

Births367 years ago

1689 - Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, Bohemian architect, designed Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral (d. 1751)

Births331 years ago
Births309 years ago

1726 - Johann Becker, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1803)

Births294 years ago

1795 - James Gordon Bennett Sr., American publisher, founded the New York Herald (d. 1872)

Births225 years ago

1799 - Ferenc Gyulay, Hungarian-Austrian commander and politician (d. 1868)

Births221 years ago

1811 - James Montgomrey, Leader and important benefactor of his home town of Brentford, England (d. 1883)

Births209 years ago

1818 - José María Castro Madriz, Costa Rican lawyer and politician, 1st President of Costa Rica (d. 1892)

Births202 years ago

1848 - Auguste Forel, Swiss myrmecologist, neuroanatomist, and psychiatrist (d. 1931)

Births172 years ago

1850 - Jim O'Rourke, American baseball player and manager (d. 1919)

Births170 years ago

1851 - John Clum, American journalist and agent (d. 1932)

Births169 years ago

1854 - Engelbert Humperdinck, German playwright and composer (d. 1921)

Births166 years ago

1855 - Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet and critic (d. 1909)

Births165 years ago

1856 - Sergei Winogradsky, Ukrainian-Russian microbiologist and ecologist (d. 1953)

Births164 years ago

1864 - Akashi Motojiro, Japanese general (d. 1919)

Births156 years ago

1866 - James J. Corbett, American boxer (d. 1933)

Births154 years ago

1867 - John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton, English sailor and politician (d. 1947)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Henri Bourassa, Canadian publisher and politician (d. 1952)

Births152 years ago

1871 - J. Reuben Clark, American lawyer, civil servant, and religious leader (d. 1961)

Births149 years ago

1875 - Edgar Rice Burroughs, American soldier and author (d. 1950)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Harriet Shaw Weaver, English journalist and activist (d. 1961)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Francis William Aston, English chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Rex Beach, American author, playwright, and water polo player (d. 1949)

Births143 years ago
Births142 years ago

1878 - J. F. C. Fuller, English general and historian (d. 1966)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Tullio Serafin, Italian conductor and director (d. 1968)

Births142 years ago

1883 - Didier Pitre, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1934)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Hilda Rix Nicholas, Australian artist (d. 1961)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and director (d. 1947)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Othmar Schoeck, Swiss composer and conductor (d. 1957)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Shigeyasu Suzuki, Japanese general (d. 1957)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Blaise Cendrars, Swiss author and poet (d. 1961)

Births133 years ago

1892 - Leverett Saltonstall, American lieutenant and politician, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japanese-American painter and photographer (d. 1953)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Engelbert Zaschka, German engineer and designer, invented the Human-powered aircraft (d. 1955)

Births125 years ago
Births124 years ago

1897 - Andy Kennedy, Irish footballer (d. 1963)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Violet Carson, English actress and singer (d. 1983)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Richard Arlen, American actor (d. 1976)

Births121 years ago

1902 - Kazimierz Dąbrowski, Polish psychiatrist and psychologist (d. 1980)

Births118 years ago

1904 - George Biswell, English footballer (d. 1981)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Johnny Mack Brown, American football player and actor (d. 1974)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Joaquín Balaguer, Dominican lawyer and politician, 49th President of the Dominican Republic (d. 2002)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Franz Biebl, German composer and educator (d. 2001)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Eleanor Hibbert, English author (d. 1993)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Arthur Rowe, English footballer and manager (d. 1993)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician (d. 1981)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Walter Reuther, American union leader, founded United Auto Workers (d. 1970)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1980)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Lou Kenton, Jewish-English soldier and potter (d. 2012)

Births112 years ago

1909 - E. Herbert Norman, Canadian historian and diplomat (d. 1957)

Births111 years ago

1913 - Ludwig Merwart, Austrian painter and illustrator (d. 1979)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Christian Nyby, American director and producer (d. 1993)

Births107 years ago

1914 - John H. Adams, American jockey (d. 1995)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Dorothy Cheney, American tennis player (d. 2014)

Births104 years ago

1919 - Ossie Dawson, South African cricketer (d. 2008)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Hilda Hänchen, German physicist and academic (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Liz Carpenter, American journalist, author, and activist (d. 2010)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Eduardo J. Corso, Uruguayan lawyer and journalist (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Richard Farnsworth, American actor and stuntman (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (d. 1995)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 2007)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Rocky Marciano, American boxer (d. 1969)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (d. 2006)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Hal Douglas, American voice actor (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Arvonne Fraser, American activist (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Art Pepper, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 1982)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Abdur Rahman Biswas, Bangladeshi banker and politician, 10th President of Bangladesh (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Gene Colan, American illustrator (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Russell Jones, Australian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Soshana Afroyim, Austrian painter (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Wyatt Cooper, American author and screenwriter (d. 1978)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Mava Lee Thomas, American baseball player (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Maurice Vachon, Canadian wrestler (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Turgut Özakman, Turkish lawyer and civil servant (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Dick Raaymakers, Dutch composer and theorist (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Charles Correa, Indian architect (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Abdul Haq Ansari, Indian theologian and scholar (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Beano Cook, American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Cecil Parkinson, English accountant and politician, Secretary of State for Transport (d. 2016)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Boxcar Willie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Derog Gioura, Nauruan politician, 23rd President of Nauru (d. 2008)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Marshall Lytle, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2013)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ann Richards, American educator and politician, 45th Governor of Texas (d. 2006)

Births87 years ago

1933 - T. Thirunavukarasu, Sri Lankan politician (d. 1982)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Conway Twitty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Nicholas Garland, English cartoonist

Births85 years ago

1935 - Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor and director

Births85 years ago

1937 - Al Geiberger, American golfer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Allen Jones, English sculptor and painter

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ron O'Neal, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Allen Weinstein, American historian and academic (d. 2015)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Alan Dershowitz, American lawyer and author

Births82 years ago

1938 - Per Kirkeby, Danish painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 2018)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Lily Tomlin, American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Yaşar Büyükanıt, Turkish general

Births80 years ago

1941 - Graeme Langlands, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births79 years ago

1942 - C. J. Cherryh, American author and educator

Births78 years ago

1944 - Archie Bell, American soul singer-songwriter and musician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Leonard Slatkin, American conductor and composer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Mustafa Balel, Turkish author and translator

Births75 years ago

1945 - Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Yemeni general and politician, 2nd President of Yemen

Births75 years ago

1946 - Barry Gibb, Manx-English singer-songwriter and producer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Shalom Hanoch, Israeli rock singer, lyricist and composer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Roh Moo-hyun, South Korean soldier and politician, 9th President of South Korea (d. 2009)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Al Green, American lawyer and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - P. A. Sangma, Indian lawyer and politician, 11th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2016)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Greg Errico, American drummer and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher (d. 2011)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Russ Kunkel, American drummer and producer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Garry Maddox, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1949 - Alasdair McDonnell, Irish physician and politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Mikhail Fradkov, Russian politician, 36th Prime Minister of Russia

Births70 years ago

1950 - Phillip Fulmer, American football player and coach

Births70 years ago

1950 - Phil McGraw, American psychologist, author, and talk show host

Births70 years ago

1951 - David Bairstow, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1998)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Manuel Piñero, Spanish golfer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Don Blackman, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2013)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Richard Burden, English politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player

Births66 years ago

1955 - Bruce Foxton, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births65 years ago

1956 - Vinnie Johnson, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Bernie Wagenblast, American publisher, founded the Transportation Communications Newsletter

Births64 years ago

1957 - Alexandra Aikhenvald, Australian linguist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Gloria Estefan, Cuban-American singer-songwriter and actress

Births63 years ago

1957 - Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball player and coach

Births63 years ago

1959 - Keith Clearwater, American golfer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mike Duxbury, English footballer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kenny Mayne, American football player and journalist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Joe Jusko, American illustrator and painter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Ralf Außem, German footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Karl Mecklenburg, American football player

Births60 years ago

1961 - Pete DeCoursey, American journalist (d. 2014)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jeremy Farrar, British academic and educator; director of the Wellcome Trust

Births59 years ago

1961 - Christopher Ferguson, American captain, pilot, and astronaut

Births59 years ago

1961 - Boney James, American saxophonist, composer, and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Tony Cascarino, English-Irish footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ruud Gullit, Dutch footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1963 - Stephen Kernahan, Australian footballer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Holly Golightly, American author and illustrator

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dave O'Higgins, English jazz saxophonist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Charlie Robison, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Craig McLachlan, Australian actor and singer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Tibor Simon, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2002)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Tim Hardaway, American basketball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Ken Levine, American video game designer, co-founded Irrational Games

Births54 years ago

1967 - Steve Pemberton, English actor, screenwriter and director

Births53 years ago

1967 - David Whissell, Canadian engineer and politician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Mohamed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (d. 2001)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Henning Berg, Norwegian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - David Fairleigh, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Padma Lakshmi, Indian-American actress and author

Births50 years ago

1971 - Joe Enochs, American soccer player and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese bass player and composer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Hakan Şükür, Turkish footballer and politician

Births49 years ago

1973 - J.D. Fortune, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rieko Miura, Japanese singer and actress

Births47 years ago

1973 - Simon Shaw, English rugby player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Zach Thomas, American football player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ram Kapoor, Indian actor

Births47 years ago

1974 - Burn Gorman, American-born English actor and musician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jason Taylor, American football player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Yutaka Yamamoto, Japanese director and producer, founded Ordet Animation Studio

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jhonen Vasquez, American writer, director, cartoonist, and comic illustrator

Births46 years ago

1975 - Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Australian singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - James Innes, English entrepreneur and author

Births45 years ago

1975 - Nomy Lamm, American singer-songwriter and activist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Scott Speedman, English-Canadian actor

Births45 years ago

1976 - Babydaddy, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Marcos Ambrose, Australian racing driver

Births44 years ago

1976 - Clare Connor, English cricketer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Érik Morales, Mexican boxer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sebastián Rozental, Chilean footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - David Albelda, Spanish footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Raffaele Giammaria, Italian racing driver

Births43 years ago

1977 - Arsalan Iftikhar, American lawyer and author

Births43 years ago

1977 - Aaron Schobel, American football player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Max Vieri, Australian-Italian footballer

Births42 years ago

1980 - Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Chris Riggott, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Clinton Portis, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Adam Quick, Australian basketball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater

Births38 years ago

1982 - Paul Dumbrell, Australian racing driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ryan Gomes, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Iñaki Lejarreta, Spanish cyclist (d. 2012)

Births37 years ago

1983 - José Antonio Reyes, Spanish footballer (d. 2019)

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jeff Woywitka, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ludwig Göransson, Swedish film composer

Births36 years ago

1984 - László Köteles, Hungarian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Nick Noble, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Rod Pelley, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Joe Trohman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Larsen Jensen, American swimmer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Anthony Allen, English rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Gaël Monfils, French tennis player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Stella Mwangi, Kenyan-Norwegian singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1987 - Dann Hume, New Zealand singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Leonel Suárez, Cuban decathlete

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mats Zuccarello, Norwegian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Simona de Silvestro, Swiss racing driver

Births32 years ago

1988 - Gabriel Ferrari, American soccer player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Chanel West Coast, Rapper-songwriter and model

Births32 years ago

1989 - Astrid Besser, Italian tennis player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jefferson Montero, Ecuadorian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Daniel Sturridge, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Stanislav Tecl, Czech footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Rhys Bennett, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Angélica Kvieczynski, Brazilian gymnast

Births29 years ago

1992 - Cristiano Biraghi, Italian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Woo Hye-lim, South Korean singer-songwriter

Births28 years ago

1993 - Mario Lemina, Gabonese footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Anna Smolina, Russian tennis player

Births26 years ago
Births26 years ago

1995 - Nathan MacKinnon, Canadian ice hockey player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Zendaya, American actress and singer

Births24 years ago

Deaths

870 - Muhammad al-Bukhari, Persian scholar (b. 810)

Deaths
Deaths953 years ago
Deaths939 years ago

1159 - Pope Adrian IV (b. 1100)

Deaths861 years ago
Deaths822 years ago

1215 - Otto, bishop of Utrecht

Deaths805 years ago

1256 - Kujō Yoritsune, Japanese shōgun (b. 1218)

Deaths764 years ago

1327 - Foulques de Villaret, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller

Deaths693 years ago
Deaths681 years ago
Deaths644 years ago

1414 - William de Ros, 6th Baron de Ros, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1369)

Deaths606 years ago
Deaths540 years ago

1557 - Jacques Cartier, French navigator and explorer (b. 1491)

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1581 - Guru Ram Das, Sikh 4th of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism (b. 1534)

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1599 - Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (b.1565)

Deaths421 years ago

1615 - Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and jurist (b. 1529)

Deaths405 years ago

1646 - Francis Windebank, English statesman (b. 1582)

Deaths374 years ago

1648 - Marin Mersenne, French mathematician, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1588)

Deaths372 years ago

1678 - Jan Brueghel the Younger, Flemish painter (b. 1601)

Deaths342 years ago

1685 - Leoline Jenkins, Welsh lawyer, jurist, and politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1625)

Deaths335 years ago

1687 - Henry More, English priest and philosopher (b. 1614)

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1706 - Cornelis de Man, Dutch painter (b. 1621)

Deaths314 years ago

1715 - François Girardon, French sculptor (b. 1628)

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1715 - Louis XIV of France (b. 1638)

Deaths305 years ago

1838 - William Clark, American soldier, explorer, and politician, 4th Governor of Missouri Territory (b. 1770)

Deaths182 years ago

1839 - Izidor Guzmics, Hungarian theologian and educator (b. 1786)

Deaths181 years ago

1868 - Ferenc Gyulay, Hungarian-Austrian commander and politician (b. 1799)

Deaths152 years ago

1922 - Samu Pecz, Hungarian architect and academic (b. 1854)

Deaths98 years ago

1930 - Peeter Põld, Estonian scientist and politician, 1st Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1878)

Deaths90 years ago

1943 - Charles Atangana, Cameroonian ruler (b. 1880)

Deaths77 years ago

1947 - Frederick Russell Burnham, American soldier and adventurer (b. 1861)

Deaths73 years ago

1953 - Bernard O'Dowd, Australian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1866)

Deaths67 years ago

1967 - Siegfried Sassoon, English captain and poet (b. 1886)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Drew Pearson, American journalist and author (b. 1897)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - François Mauriac, French novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Alan Brown, English soldier (b. 1909)

Deaths49 years ago

1974 - Gerd Neggo, Estonian dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer (b. 1891)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Ethel Waters, American singer and actress (b. 1896)

Deaths43 years ago

1981 - Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1901)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Albert Speer, German architect and author (b. 1905)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Haskell Curry, American mathematician and academic (b. 1900)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Władysław Gomułka, Polish activist and politician (b. 1905)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Henry M. Jackson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1912)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Larry McDonald, American physician and politician (b. 1935)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Madeleine de Bourbon-Busset, Duchess of Parma (b. 1898)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Stefan Bellof, German racing driver (b. 1957)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Murray Hamilton, American actor (b. 1923)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Luis Walter Alvarez, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - A. Bartlett Giamatti, American businessman and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Kazimierz Deyna, Polish footballer (b. 1947)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer (b. 1894)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Edwin O. Reischauer, American scholar and diplomat (b. 1910)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Otl Aicher, German graphic designer and typographer (b. 1922)

Deaths29 years ago

1997 - Zoltán Czibor, Hungarian footballer (b. 1929)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Józef Krupiński, Polish poet and author (b. 1930)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Cary Middlecoff, American golfer and sportscaster (b. 1921)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Osman F. Seden, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - W. Richard Stevens, Zambian computer scientist and author (b. 1951)

Deaths21 years ago

2003 - Rand Brooks, American actor and producer (b. 1918)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Terry Frost, English painter and academic (b. 1915)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ahmed Kuftaro, Syrian religious leader, Grand Mufti of Syria (b. 1915)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Alastair Morton, South African businessman (b. 1938)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - R. L. Burnside, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1926)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - György Faludy, Hungarian author and poet (b. 1910)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Warren Mitofsky, American journalist (b. 1934)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Bob O'Connor, American businessman and politician, 57th Mayor of Pittsburgh (b. 1944)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Kyffin Williams, Welsh painter and educator (b. 1918)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Roy McKenzie, New Zealand horse racer and philanthropist (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Thomas J. Bata, Czech-Canadian businessman (b. 1914)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Jerry Reed, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1937)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Sean Bergin, South African saxophonist, flute player, and composer (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Hal David, American songwriter and composer (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Smarck Michel, Haitian businessman and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Haiti (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - William Petzäll, Swedish politician (b. 1988)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Arnaldo Putzu, Italian illustrator (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ignacio Eizaguirre, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gordon Steege, Australian soldier (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Margaret Mary Vojtko, American linguist and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ken Wallis, English commander and pilot (b. 1916)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ahmed Abdi Godane, Somali militant leader (b. 1977)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Roger McKee, American baseball player (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Joseph Shivers, American chemist and academic, developed spandex (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Gurgen Dalibaltayan, Armenian general (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Dean Jones, American actor and singer (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Richard G. Hewlett, American historian and author (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ben Kuroki, American sergeant and pilot (b. 1917)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Randy Weston, American jazz pianist and composer (b. 1926)

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