Holidays and observances

China's victory over Japan commemoration related observances:Armed Forces Day (Republic of China)

Holidays and observances

China's victory over Japan commemoration related observances:V-J Day (People's Republic of China)

Holidays and observances

Feast of San Marino and the Republic, celebrates the foundation of the Republic of San Marino in 301.

Holidays and observances

Broadcast Day (South Korea) - The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has assigned the call sign 'HL' to South Korea. 1947.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the second independence of Qatar from the United Kingdom in 1971.

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

Events

36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompey, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate.

Events

301 - San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus.

Events

590 - Consecration of Pope Gregory I (Gregory the Great).

Events

673 - King Wamba of the Visigoths puts down a revolt by Hilderic, governor of Nîmes (France) and rival for the throne.

Events

863 - Major Byzantine victory at the Battle of Lalakaon against an Arab raid.

Events

1189 - Richard I of England (a.k.a. Richard "the Lionheart") is crowned at Westminster.

Events831 years ago

1260 - The Mamluks defeat the Mongols at the Battle of Ain Jalut in Palestine, marking their first decisive defeat and the point of maximum expansion of the Mongol Empire.

Events760 years ago

1411 - The Treaty of Selymbria is concluded between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice.

Events609 years ago

1650 - Third English Civil War: In the Battle of Dunbar, English Parliamentarian forces led by Oliver Cromwell defeat an army loyal to King Charles I of England and led by David Leslie, Lord Newark.

Events370 years ago

1651 - Third English Civil War: Battle of Worcester: Charles II of England is defeated in the last main battle of the war.

Events369 years ago

1658 - The death of Oliver Cromwell; Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England.

Events362 years ago

1666 - The Royal Exchange burns down in the Great Fire of London.

Events354 years ago

1777 - American Revolutionary War: During the Battle of Cooch's Bridge, the Flag of the United States is flown in battle for the first time.

Events243 years ago

1783 - American Revolutionary War: The war ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Events237 years ago

1798 - The week long battle of St. George's Caye begins between Spain and Britain off the coast of Belize.

Events222 years ago
Events218 years ago

1812 - Twenty-four settlers are killed in the Pigeon Roost Massacre in Indiana.

Events208 years ago

1838 - Future abolitionist Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery.

Events182 years ago

1843 - King Otto of Greece is forced to grant a constitution following an uprising in Athens.

Events177 years ago

1855 - American Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under United States General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan massacre by attacking a Sioux village and killing 100 men, women and children.

Events165 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Confederate General Leonidas Polk invades neutral Kentucky, prompting the state legislature to ask for Union assistance.

Events159 years ago

1870 - Franco-Prussian War: The Siege of Metz begins, resulting in a decisive Prussian victory on October 23.

Events150 years ago

1875 - The first official game of polo is played in Argentina after being introduced by British ranchers.

Events145 years ago

1878 - Over 640 die when the crowded pleasure boat Princess Alice collides with the Bywell Castle in the River Thames.

Events142 years ago

1879 - Siege of the British Residency in Kabul: British envoy Sir Louis Cavagnari and 72 men of the Guides are massacred by Afghan troops while defending the British Residency in Kabul. Their heroism and loyalty became famous and revered throughout the British Empire.

Events141 years ago

1895 - John Brallier becomes the first openly professional American football player, when he was paid US$10 by David Berry, to play for the Latrobe Athletic Association in a 12-0 win over the Jeanette Athletic Association.

Events125 years ago

1914 - William, Prince of Albania leaves the country after just six months due to opposition to his rule.

Events106 years ago

1914 - French composer Albéric Magnard is killed defending his estate against invading German soldiers.

Events106 years ago

1914 - World War I: Start of the Battle of Grand Couronné, a German assault against French positions on high ground near the city of Nancy.

Events106 years ago

1916 - World War I: Leefe Robinson destroys the German airship Schütte-Lanz SL 11 over Cuffley, north of London; the first German airship to be shot down on British soil.

Events104 years ago

1925 - USS Shenandoah, the United States' first American-built rigid airship, was destroyed in a squall line over Noble County, Ohio. Fourteen of her 42-man crew perished, including her commander, Zachary Lansdowne.

Events95 years ago

1933 - Yevgeniy Abalakov is the first man to reach the highest point in the Soviet Union, Communism Peak (now called Ismoil Somoni Peak and situated in Tajikistan) (7495 m).

Events87 years ago

1935 - Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph.

Events85 years ago

1939 - World War II: France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies.

Events81 years ago

1939 - World War II: The United Kingdom and France begin a naval blockade of Germany that lasts until the end of the war. This also marks the beginning of the Battle of the Atlantic.

Events81 years ago

1941 - The Holocaust: Karl Fritzsch, deputy camp commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, experiments with the use of Zyklon B in the gassing of Soviet POWs.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: In response to news of its coming liquidation, Dov Lopatyn leads an uprising in the Ghetto of Lakhva (present-day Belarus).

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Allied invasion of Italy begins on the same day that U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign the Armistice of Cassibile aboard the Royal Navy battleship HMS Nelson off Malta.

Events77 years ago

1944 - Holocaust: Diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from the Westerbork transit camp to the Auschwitz concentration camp, arriving three days later.

Events76 years ago

1945 - A three-day celebration begins in China, following the Victory over Japan Day on September 2.

Events75 years ago
Events70 years ago

1954 - The People's Liberation Army begins shelling the Republic of China-controlled islands of Quemoy, starting the First Taiwan Strait Crisis.

Events66 years ago

1954 - The German submarine U-505 begins its move from a specially constructed dock to its site at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

Events66 years ago

1967 - Dagen H in Sweden: Traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight.

Events53 years ago

1971 - Qatar becomes an independent state.

Events49 years ago

1976 - Viking program: The American Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars.

Events44 years ago
Events39 years ago

1987 - In a coup d'état in Burundi, President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza is deposed by Major Pierre Buyoya.

Events33 years ago

1994 - Sino-Soviet split: Russia and the People's Republic of China agree to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.

Events26 years ago

1997 - Vietnam Airlines Flight 815 (Tupolev Tu-134) crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.

Events23 years ago

2001 - In Belfast, Protestant loyalists begin a picket of Holy Cross, a Catholic primary school for girls. For the next 11 weeks, riot police escort the schoolchildren and their parents through hundreds of protesters, some of whom hurl missiles and abuse. The protest sparks fierce rioting and grabs world headlines.

Events19 years ago

2004 - Beslan school siege results in over 330 fatalities, including 186 children.

Events16 years ago

2016 - The U.S. and China, together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions, both formally ratify the Paris global climate agreement.

Events4 years ago

2017 - North Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

Events3 years ago

Births

1034 - Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (d. 1073)

Births986 years ago

1568 - Adriano Banchieri, Italian organist and composer (d. 1634)

Births452 years ago

1675 - Paul Dudley, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1751)

Births345 years ago

1693 - Charles Radclyffe, English captain and politician (d. 1746)

Births327 years ago

1695 - Pietro Locatelli, Italian viola player and composer (d. 1764)

Births325 years ago

1704 - Joseph de Jussieu, French explorer, geographer, and mathematician, (d. 1779)

Births316 years ago

1710 - Abraham Trembley, Swiss biologist and zoologist (d. 1784)

Births310 years ago

1724 - Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, Irish-English general and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (d. 1808)

Births296 years ago

1781 - Eugène de Beauharnais, French general and politician (d. 1824)

Births239 years ago

1803 - Prudence Crandall, American educator (d. 1890)

Births217 years ago

1810 - Paul Kane, Irish-Canadian painter (d. 1871)

Births210 years ago

1811 - John Humphrey Noyes, American activist, founded the Oneida Community (d. 1886)

Births209 years ago

1814 - James Joseph Sylvester, English mathematician and academic (d. 1897)

Births206 years ago

1820 - George Hearst, American businessman and politician (d. 1891)

Births200 years ago

1840 - Jacob Christian Fabricius, Danish composer (d. 1919)

Births180 years ago

1841 - Tom Emmett, English cricketer (d. 1904)

Births179 years ago

1849 - Sarah Orne Jewett, American novelist, short story writer and poet (d. 1909)

Births171 years ago

1854 - Charles Tatham, American fencer (d. 1939)

Births166 years ago

1856 - Louis Sullivan, American architect and educator, designed the Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company Building (d. 1924)

Births164 years ago

1869 - Fritz Pregl, Slovenian chemist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930)

Births151 years ago

1875 - Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian-German engineer and businessman, founded Porsche (d. 1951)

Births145 years ago

1878 - Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers, English tennis player (d. 1960)

Births142 years ago

1882 - Johnny Douglas, English cricketer and boxer (d. 1930)

Births138 years ago

1887 - Frank Christian, American trumpet player (d. 1973)

Births133 years ago

1893 - Andrey Dikiy, Russian-American journalist, historian, and politician (d. 1977)

Births127 years ago

1897 - Sally Benson, American author and screenwriter (d. 1972)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Percy Chapman, English cricketer (d. 1961)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Urho Kekkonen, Finnish journalist, lawyer, and politician, 8th President of Finland (d. 1986)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Eduard van Beinum, Dutch violinist, pianist, and conductor (d. 1959)

Births119 years ago

1905 - Carl David Anderson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

Births115 years ago

1905 - John Mills, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1972)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Loren Eiseley, American anthropologist, philosopher, and author (d. 1977)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1988)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Kitty Carlisle, American actress, singer, socialite, and game show panelist (d. 2007)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Franz Jáchym, Austrian Roman Catholic archbishop (d.1984)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Maurice Papon, French civil servant (d. 2007)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Bernard Mammes, American cyclist and sergeant (d. 2000)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Alan Ladd, American actor and producer (d. 1964)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Dixy Lee Ray, American biologist and politician, 17th Governor of Washington (d. 1994)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Knut Nystedt, Norwegian organist and composer (d. 2014)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Memphis Slim, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1988)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Eddie Stanky, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1999)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Helen Wagner, American actress (d. 2010)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Phil Stern, American soldier and photographer (d. 2014)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Tereska Torrès, French soldier and author (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1921 - John Aston Sr., English footballer (d. 2003)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Thurston Dart, English pianist, conductor, and musicologist (d. 1971)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Marguerite Higgins, American journalist and author (d. 1966)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Glen Bell, American businessman, founded Taco Bell (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Alice Gibson, Belizean chief Librarian and educator

Births97 years ago

1923 - Fred Hawkins, American golfer (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Mort Walker, American cartoonist (d. 2018)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Mary Grace Canfield, American actress (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Anne Jackson, American actress (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Bengt Lindström, Swedish painter and sculptor (d. 2008)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Hank Thompson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Alison Lurie, American author and academic

Births94 years ago

1926 - Irene Papas, Greek actress

Births94 years ago

1926 - Uttam Kumar, Indian Bengali actor, director, producer, singer, composer and playback singer (d. 1980)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Gaston Thorn, Luxembourg lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 2007)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Whitey Bulger, American organized crime boss (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Carlo Clerici, Swiss cyclist (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Steve Rickard, New Zealand-Australian wrestler, trainer, and promoter (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Armand Vaillancourt, Canadian sculptor and painter

Births91 years ago

1930 - Cherry Wilder, New Zealand author and poet (d. 2002)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Dick Motta, American basketball player and coach

Births89 years ago

1931 - Guy Spitaels, Belgian academic and politician, 7th Minister-President of the Walloon Region (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Eileen Brennan, American actress and singer (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Basil Butcher, Guyanese cricketer

Births87 years ago

1933 - Tompall Glaser, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Freddie King, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Helmut Clasen, German-Canadian motorcycle racer

Births85 years ago

1936 - Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisian soldier and politician, 2nd President of Tunisia (d. 2019)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Pilar Pallete, Peruvian-American actress

Births84 years ago

1938 - Liliane Ackermann, Jewish-French microbiologist, community leader, writer, and lecturer (d. 2007)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Sarah Bradford, English historian and author

Births82 years ago

1938 - Caryl Churchill, English-Canadian playwright

Births82 years ago

1938 - Richard MacCormac, English architect, founded MJP Architects (d. 2014)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Ryōji Noyori, Japanese chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births82 years ago

1940 - Frank Duffy, English architect

Births80 years ago

1940 - Pauline Collins, English actress

Births80 years ago

1940 - Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and author (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Brian Lochore, New Zealand rugby player and coach

Births80 years ago

1941 - Sergei Dovlatov, Russian-American journalist and author (d. 1990)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Al Jardine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Valerie Perrine, American model and actress

Births77 years ago

1944 - Geoff Arnold, English cricketer and coach

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ray Groom, Australian footballer, lawyer, and politician, 39th Premier of Tasmania

Births76 years ago

1945 - George Biondo, American bass player and songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Peter Goddard, English physicist and mathematician

Births75 years ago

1947 - Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian minister and politician, 26th Prime Minister of Norway

Births73 years ago

1947 - Michael Connarty, Scottish educator and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mario Draghi, Italian banker and economist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gérard Houllier, French footballer and coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Susan Milan, English flute player and composer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Don Brewer, American drummer and singer-songwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Lyudmila Karachkina, Ukrainian astronomer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Fotis Kouvelis, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Justice

Births72 years ago

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

Births72 years ago

1949 - José Pékerman, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager

Births71 years ago
Births71 years ago

1950 - Doug Pinnick, American rock singer-songwriter and bass player

Births70 years ago

1951 - Denys Hobson, South African cricketer

Births69 years ago

1953 - Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French director, producer, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1953 - George Peponis, Greek-Australian rugby league player and physician

Births67 years ago

1954 - Jaak Uudmäe, Estonian triple jumper and coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Steve Jones, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births65 years ago

1956 - Jishu Dasgupta, Indian actor and director (d. 2012)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Pat McGeown, Irish republican activist (d. 1996)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Stephen Woolley, English director and producer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Garth Ancier, American businessman

Births63 years ago

1957 - Earl Cureton, American basketball player and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - Steve Schirripa, American actor and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Sadhguru, Indian yogi, mystic

Births63 years ago

1960 - Nick Gibb, English accountant and politician

Births60 years ago

1961 - Andy Griffiths, Australian author

Births59 years ago

1962 - David De Roure, English computer scientist and academic

Births58 years ago

1963 - Sam Adams, American politician, 51st Mayor of Portland

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mubarak Ghanim, Emirati footballer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian journalist, essayist, and critic

Births57 years ago

1964 - Adam Curry, American-Dutch businessman and television host, co-founded mevio

Births56 years ago

1964 - Spike Feresten, American screenwriter and producer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Rachel Johnson, British journalist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Vaden Todd Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Charlie Sheen, American actor and producer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Steven Johnson Leyba, American painter and author

Births54 years ago

1966 - Vladimir Ryzhkov, Russian historian and politician

Births54 years ago

1967 - Chris Gatling, American basketball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Luis Gonzalez, Cuban-American baseball player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Grace Poe, Filipino educator and politician

Births52 years ago

1969 - Noah Baumbach, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - John Fugelsang, American comedian, actor, and talk show host

Births51 years ago

1969 - Robert Karlsson, Swedish golfer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Marianna Komlos, Canadian bodybuilder, model, and wrestler (d. 2004)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Matthew Offord, English journalist and politician

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jeremy Glick, American businessman (d. 2001)

Births50 years ago

1970 - George Lynch, American basketball player and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Gareth Southgate, English footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1971 - Kiran Desai, Indian-American author

Births49 years ago

1971 - Glen Housman, Australian swimmer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Chabeli Iglesias, Portuguese-Spanish journalist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Paolo Montero, Uruguayan footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Christine Boudrias, Canadian speed skater

Births48 years ago

1972 - Bob Evans, American wrestler and trainer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Robbie O'Davis, Australian rugby league player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Martin Straka, Czech ice hockey player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Damon Stoudamire, American basketball player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Clare Kramer, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Rahul Sanghvi, Indian cricketer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Daniel Chan, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Cristobal Huet, French ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Redfoo, American singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Valery V. Afanasyev, Russian ice hockey player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jevon Kearse, American football player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Raheem Morris, American football player and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Rui Marques, Angolan footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Olof Mellberg, Swedish footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Nate Robertson, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Terje Bakken, Norwegian singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

Births42 years ago

1978 - John Curtis, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Michal Rozsíval, Czech ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Nick Wechsler, American actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Júlio César, Brazilian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tomo Miličević, Bosnian-American guitarist

Births41 years ago

1980 - B.G., American rapper and actor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Daniel Bilos, Argentinian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Cindy Burger, Dutch footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jason McCaslin, Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births40 years ago

1982 - Sarah Burke, Canadian skier (d. 2012)

Births38 years ago

1982 - Andrew McMahon, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kaori Natori, Japanese singer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tiago Rannow, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Augusto Farfus, Brazilian race car driver

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nicky Hunt, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Marcus McCauley, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Valdas Vasylius, Lithuanian basketball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Garrett Hedlund, American actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - T.J. Perkins, Filipino-American wrestler

Births36 years ago

1985 - Scott Carson, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kelvin Wilson, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Shaun White, American snowboarder, skateboarder, and guitarist

Births34 years ago

1986 - OMI, Jamaican singer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Allie, Canadian wrestler

Births33 years ago

1987 - Modibo Maïga, Malian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Dawid Malan, English cricketer

Births33 years ago

1987 - James Neal, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jérôme Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Hana Makhmalbaf, Iranian director and producer

Births32 years ago

1992 - August Alsina, American singer-songwriter

Births28 years ago

1993 - Dominic Thiem, Austrian tennis player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Francis Molo, New Zealand rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Glen Rea, English-Irish footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Niklas Süle, German footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Joy, South Korean idol and actress

Births24 years ago

1996 - Adama Barro, Burkinabé footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Abrahm DeVine, American swimmer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Veronika Domjan, Slovenian athlete

Births24 years ago

1996 - William Eskelinen, Swedish footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Dwayne Green, Dutch footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - D. J. Hogg, American basketball player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Moonga K., Zambian singer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Nanda Kyaw, Burmese footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Florian Maitre, French cyclist

Births24 years ago

1996 - Callum Moore, Australian footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Neilson Powless, American cyclist

Births24 years ago

1996 - Osgar O'Hoisin, Irish tennis player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Zhang Tingting, Chinese handball player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Brad Walsh, Australian footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Yoane Wissa, French footballer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Andrew Austin, Irish cricketer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Sulayman Bojang, Norwegian footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Reniece Boyce, West Indian criketer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Carter Kieboom, American baseball player

Births23 years ago

1997 - Petar Krstić, Macedonian footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Devin Singletary, American football player

Births23 years ago

1997 - Bernard Tekpetey, Ghanaian footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Christopher Udeh, Nigerian footballer

Births23 years ago

Deaths

264 - Sun Xiu, Chinese emperor (b. 235)

Deaths

618 - Xue Ju, emperor of Qin

Deaths

863 - Umar al-Aqta, Arab emir

Deaths

931 - Uda, emperor of Japan (b. 867)

Deaths

1120 - Gerard Thom (The Blessed Gerard), founder of the Knights Hospitaller (b. c. 1040)

Deaths900 years ago

1189 - Jacob of Orléans, French Jewish scholar

Deaths831 years ago

1301 - Alberto I della Scala, Lord of Verona

Deaths719 years ago

1313 - Anna of Bohemia (b. 1290)

Deaths707 years ago

1354 - Joanikije II, Serbian patriarch and saint

Deaths666 years ago
Deaths620 years ago

1402 - Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Italian son of Galeazzo II Visconti (b. 1351)

Deaths618 years ago
Deaths600 years ago
Deaths553 years ago

1592 - Robert Greene, English author and playwright (b. 1558)

Deaths428 years ago

1609 - Jean Richardot, Belgian diplomat (b. 1540)

Deaths411 years ago

1634 - Edward Coke, English lawyer, judge, and politician, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (b. 1552)

Deaths386 years ago

1653 - Claudius Salmasius, French scholar and author (b. 1588)

Deaths367 years ago

1658 - Oliver Cromwell, English general and politician (b. 1599)

Deaths362 years ago

1720 - Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway, French general and diplomat (b. 1648)

Deaths300 years ago

1729 - Jean Hardouin, French historian and scholar (b. 1646)

Deaths291 years ago

1766 - Archibald Bower, Scottish historian and author (b. 1686)

Deaths254 years ago

1808 - John Montgomery, American merchant and politician (b. 1722)

Deaths212 years ago

1857 - John McLoughlin, Canadian-American businessman (b. 1784)

Deaths163 years ago

1866 - Konstantin Flavitsky, Russian painter (b. 1830)

Deaths154 years ago

1877 - Adolphe Thiers, French historian and politician, 2nd President of France (b. 1797)

Deaths143 years ago

1883 - Ivan Turgenev, Russian author and playwright (b. 1818)

Deaths137 years ago

1886 - William W. Snow, American lawyer and politician (b. 1812)

Deaths134 years ago

1893 - James Harrison, Scottish-Australian engineer, journalist, and politician (b. 1816)

Deaths127 years ago

1906 - Mihály Kolossa, Hungarian author and poet (b. 1846)

Deaths114 years ago

1914 - Albéric Magnard, French composer and educator (b. 1865)

Deaths106 years ago

1929 - John Bigham, 1st Viscount Mersey, English jurist and politician (b. 1840)

Deaths91 years ago

1936 - Nikita Balieff, Armenian-Russian puppeteer and director (b. 1876)

Deaths84 years ago

1942 - Will James, Canadian-American author and illustrator (b. 1892)

Deaths78 years ago

1942 - Séraphine Louis, French painter (b. 1864)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - John Lumsden, Irish physician, founded the St. John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland (b. 1869)

Deaths76 years ago

1948 - Edvard Beneš, Czech academic and politician, 2nd President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1884)

Deaths72 years ago

1954 - Marika Kotopouli, Greek actress (b. 1887)

Deaths66 years ago

1961 - Robert E. Gross, American businessman (b. 1897)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - E. E. Cummings, American poet and playwright (b. 1894)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright (b. 1907)

Deaths57 years ago

1967 - Francis Ouimet, American golfer and banker (b. 1893)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - John Lester, American cricketer and soccer player (b. 1871)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Vasil Gendov, Bulgarian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1891)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Vince Lombardi, American football player and coach (b. 1913)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Alan Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)

Deaths50 years ago

1974 - Harry Partch, American composer and theorist (b. 1901)

Deaths46 years ago

1980 - Barbara O'Neil, American actress (b. 1910)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Duncan Renaldo, Romanian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Alec Waugh, English soldier and author (b. 1898)

Deaths39 years ago

1985 - Johnny Marks, American songwriter (b. 1909)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Beryl Markham, English-Kenyan pilot, horse trainer, and author (b. 1902)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Morton Feldman, American composer and educator (b. 1926)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Ferit Melen, Turkish civil servant and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1906)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Gaetano Scirea, Italian footballer (b. 1953)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Frank Capra, Italian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1897)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - David Brown, English businessman (b. 1904)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - James Thomas Aubrey, Jr., American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Billy Wright, English footballer and manager (b. 1924)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Australian painter (b. 1910)

Deaths24 years ago

2000 - Edward Anhalt, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Pauline Kael, American film critic and author (b. 1919)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Kenneth Hare, Canadian climatologist and academic (b. 1919)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - W. Clement Stone, American businessman, philanthropist, and author (b. 1902)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Alan Dugan, American soldier and poet (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Rudolf Leiding, German businessman (b. 1914)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - R. S. R. Fitter, English biologist and author (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - William Rehnquist, American lawyer and jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Carter Albrecht, American keyboard player and guitarist (b. 1973)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Syd Jackson, New Zealand trade union leader and activist (b. 1939)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jane Tomlinson, English runner (b. 1964)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Steve Fossett, American aviator (b. 1944)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Donald Blakeslee, American colonel and pilot (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Noah Howard, American saxophonist (b. 1943)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Robert Schimmel, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1950)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Griselda Blanco, Colombian drug lord (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Harold Dunaway, American race car driver and pilot (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (b. 1957)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Siegfried Jamrowski, Russian-German soldier and pilot (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sun Myung Moon, Korean religious leader and businessman, founded the Unification Church (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Charlie Rose, American lawyer and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ralph M. Holman, American lawyer and judge (b. 1914)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pedro Ferriz Santacruz, Mexican-American journalist (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - José Ramón Larraz, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Janet Lembke, American author and scholar (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Don Meineke, American basketball player (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lewis Morley, Hong Kong-Australian photographer (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Aarno Raninen, Finnish singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - A. P. Venkateswaran, Indian soldier and politician, 14th Foreign Secretary of India (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Adrian Cadbury, English rower and businessman (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Judy Carne, English actress and comedian (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Carter Lay, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1971)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Zhang Zhen, Chinese general and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Walter Becker, American musician, songwriter, and record producer (b. 1950)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - John Ashbery, American poet (b. 1927)

Deaths3 years ago

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