Holidays and observances

Earliest date on which Jeûne genevois can fall, while September 11 is the latest; celebrated on Thursday after the first Sunday of September. (Canton of Geneva)

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

Events

917 - Liu Yan declares himself emperor, establishing the Southern Han state in southern China, at his capital of Panyu.

Events
Events430 years ago

1661 - Fall of Nicolas Fouquet: Louis XIV Superintendent of Finances is arrested in Nantes by D'Artagnan, captain of the king's musketeers.

Events359 years ago

1666 - Great Fire of London ends: Ten thousand buildings, including Old St Paul's Cathedral, are destroyed, but only six people are known to have died.

Events354 years ago

1697 - War of the Grand Alliance : A French warship commanded by Captain Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville defeated an English squadron at the Battle of Hudson's Bay.

Events323 years ago

1698 - In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.

Events322 years ago

1725 - Wedding of Louis XV and Maria Leszczyńska.

Events295 years ago

1774 - First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia.

Events246 years ago

1781 - Battle of the Chesapeake in the American Revolutionary War: The British Navy is repelled by the French Navy, contributing to the British surrender at Yorktown.

Events239 years ago
Events227 years ago

1798 - Conscription is made mandatory in France by the Jourdan law.

Events222 years ago

1812 - War of 1812: The Siege of Fort Wayne begins when Chief Winamac's forces attack two soldiers returning from the fort's outhouses.

Events208 years ago

1816 - Louis XVIII has to dissolve the Chambre introuvable ("Unobtainable Chamber").

Events204 years ago

1836 - Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

Events184 years ago

1839 - The United Kingdom declares war on the Qing dynasty of China.

Events181 years ago

1877 - American Indian Wars: Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is bayoneted by a United States soldier after resisting confinement in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson in Nebraska.

Events143 years ago

1882 - The first United States Labor Day parade is held in New York City.

Events138 years ago

1882 - Tottenham Hotspur, a Premier League football club from North London, is founded (as Hotspur F.C.).

Events138 years ago

1887 - A fire at the Theatre Royal, Exeter, kills 186.

Events133 years ago

1905 - Russo-Japanese War: In New Hampshire, United States, the Treaty of Portsmouth, mediated by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, ends the war.

Events115 years ago

1906 - The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin).

Events114 years ago

1914 - World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins. Northeast of Paris, the French attack and defeat German forces who are advancing on the capital.

Events106 years ago

1915 - The pacifist Zimmerwald Conference begins.

Events105 years ago

1921 - Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle party in San Francisco ends with the death of the young actress Virginia Rappe: One of the first scandals of the Hollywood community.

Events99 years ago

1927 - The first Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon, Trolley Troubles, produced by Walt Disney, is released by Universal Pictures.

Events93 years ago

1932 - The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger.

Events88 years ago

1937 - Spanish Civil War: Llanes falls to the Nationalists following a one-day siege.

Events83 years ago

1938 - Chile: A group of youths affiliated with the fascist National Socialist Movement of Chile are executed after surrendering during a failed coup.

Events82 years ago

1941 - Whole territory of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Japanese high command orders withdrawal at Milne Bay, the first major Japanese defeat in land warfare during the Pacific War.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: The 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment lands and occupies Lae Nadzab Airport, near Lae in the Salamaua–Lae campaign.

Events77 years ago

1944 - Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg constitute Benelux.

Events76 years ago

1945 - Cold War: Igor Gouzenko, a Soviet Union embassy clerk, defects to Canada, exposing Soviet espionage in North America, signalling the beginning of the Cold War.

Events75 years ago

1945 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.

Events75 years ago

1948 - In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister; as such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.

Events72 years ago
Events63 years ago

1960 - Poet Léopold Sédar Senghor is the first elected President of Senegal.

Events60 years ago

1960 - Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) wins the gold medal in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.

Events60 years ago

1969 - My Lai Massacre: U.S. Army Lieutenant William Calley is charged with six specifications of premeditated murder for the death of 109 Vietnamese civilians in My Lai.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Jochen Rindt becomes the only driver to posthumously win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship (in 1970), after being killed in practice for the Italian Grand Prix.

Events50 years ago

1972 - Munich massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attacks and takes hostage 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. Two die in the attack and nine are murdered the following day.

Events48 years ago

1975 - Sacramento, California: Lynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.

Events45 years ago

1977 - Voyager Program: NASA launches the Voyager 1 spacecraft.

Events43 years ago
Events42 years ago

1980 - The Gotthard Road Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.32 km) stretching from Göschenen to Airolo.

Events40 years ago

1984 - STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage.

Events36 years ago

1984 - Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment.

Events36 years ago

1986 - Pan Am Flight 73 from Mumbai, India with 358 people on board is hijacked at Karachi International Airport.

Events34 years ago

1990 - Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Army soldiers slaughter 158 civilians.

Events30 years ago

1991 - The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, comes into force.

Events29 years ago

1996 - Hurricane Fran makes landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina as a Category 3 storm with 115 mph sustained winds. Fran caused over $3 billion in damage and killed 27 people.

Events24 years ago

2012 - An accidental explosion at a Turkish Army ammunition store in Afyon, western Turkey kills 25 soldiers and wounds four others.

Events8 years ago

Births

699 - Abu Hanifa, Iraqi scholar (d. 767)

Births

989 - Fan Zhongyan, Chinese chancellor (d. 1052)

Births

1187 - Louis VIII, king of France (d. 1226)

Births833 years ago

1201 - Alix of Thouars, duchess of Brittany (d. 1221)

Births819 years ago

1319 - Peter IV, king of Aragon (d. 1387)

Births701 years ago

1451 - Isabel Neville, daughter of Richard Neville (d. 1476)

Births569 years ago

1500 - Maria of Jever, ruler of the Lordship of Jever (d. 1575)

Births520 years ago

1533 - Jacopo Zabarella, Italian philosopher and logician (d. 1589)

Births487 years ago

1540 - Magnus of Holstein, prince of Denmark (d. 1583)

Births480 years ago

1567 - Date Masamune, Japanese daimyō (d. 1636)

Births453 years ago

1568 - Tommaso Campanella, Italian poet, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1639)

Births452 years ago

1638 - Louis XIV, king of France (d. 1715)

Births382 years ago

1641 - Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland, English diplomat (d. 1702)

Births379 years ago

1642 - Maria of Orange-Nassau, Dutch princess (d. 1688)

Births378 years ago

1651 - William Dampier, English explorer (d. 1715)

Births369 years ago

1666 - Gottfried Arnold, German historian and theologian (d. 1714)

Births354 years ago

1667 - Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Italian priest, mathematician, and philosopher (d. 1733)

Births353 years ago

1694 - František Václav Míča, Czech conductor and composer (d. 1744)

Births326 years ago

1695 - Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician and diplomat (d. 1770)

Births325 years ago

1722 - Frederick Christian, Prince-Elector of Saxony (d. 1763)

Births298 years ago

1725 - Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1799)

Births295 years ago

1735 - Johann Christian Bach, German-English viol player and composer (d. 1782)

Births285 years ago

1750 - Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet and author (d. 1774)

Births270 years ago

1769 - John Shortland, English commander (d. 1810)

Births251 years ago
Births249 years ago

1772 - Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Iranian king (d. 1834)

Births248 years ago

1774 - Caspar David Friedrich, German painter and etcher (d. 1840)

Births246 years ago

1775 - Juan Martín Díez, Spanish general (d. 1825)

Births245 years ago

1781 - Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer and publisher (d. 1858)

Births239 years ago

1787 - François Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist (d. 1850)

Births233 years ago

1791 - Giacomo Meyerbeer, German pianist and composer (d. 1864)

Births229 years ago

1792 - Ours-Pierre-Armand Petit-Dufrénoy, French geologist and mineralogist (d. 1857)

Births228 years ago
Births214 years ago

1817 - Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, author, and playwright (d. 1875)

Births203 years ago

1818 - Edmund Kennedy, Australian explorer and surveyor (d. 1848)

Births202 years ago

1826 - John Wisden, English cricketer and businessman (d. 1884)

Births194 years ago

1827 - Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and songwriter (d. 1849)

Births193 years ago

1829 - Lester Allan Pelton, American inventor (d. 1908)

Births191 years ago

1831 - Victorien Sardou, French author and playwright (d. 1908)

Births189 years ago

1833 - George Huntington Hartford, American businessman (d. 1917)

Births187 years ago

1836 - Justiniano Borgoño, Peruvian soldier and politician, 57th President of Peru (d. 1921)

Births184 years ago

1847 - Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)

Births173 years ago

1856 - Thomas E. Watson, American lawyer, publisher, and politician (d. 1922)

Births164 years ago

1867 - Amy Beach, American pianist and composer (d. 1944)

Births153 years ago

1871 - Friedrich Akel, Estonian physician and politician, Head of State of Estonia (d 1941)

Births149 years ago

1872 - V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1936)

Births148 years ago

1872 - Horace Rice, Australian tennis player (d. 1950)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Cornelius Vanderbilt III, American general and engineer (d. 1942)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Nap Lajoie, American baseball player and manager (d. 1959)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (d. 1956)

Births144 years ago

1880 - José María of Manila, Spanish-Filipino priest and martyr (d. 1936)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Otto Bauer, Austrian philosopher and politician, Foreign Minister of Austria (d. 1938)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Henry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson, English field marshal (d. 1964)

Births139 years ago

1883 - Otto Erich Deutsch, Austrian musicologist and scholar (d. 1967)

Births137 years ago

1888 - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and politician, 2nd President of India (d. 1975)

Births132 years ago

1892 - Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist and educator (d. 1973)

Births128 years ago

1897 - Morris Carnovsky, American actor (d. 1992)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst, founded ACNielsen (d. 1980)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Humphrey Cobb, American author and screenwriter (d. 1944)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Helen Creighton, Canadian author and educator (d. 1989)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Florence Eldridge, American actress (d. 1988)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Mario Scelba, Italian politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1991)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Jean Dalrymple, American playwright, producer, manager, and publicist (d. 1998)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Darryl F. Zanuck, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Vera Bradford, Australian pianist and educator (d. 2004)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Maurice Challe, French general (d. 1979)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-English journalist and author (d. 1983)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Justiniano Montano, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 2005)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Ralston Crawford, American painter, lithographer, and photographer (d. 1978)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Sunnyland Slim, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1995)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Josué de Castro, Brazilian physician, geographer, and activist (d. 1973)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Joaquín Nin-Culmell, German-American pianist and composer (d. 2004)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Cecilia Seghizzi, Italian composer and painter (d. 2019)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Hans Carste, German pianist and conductor (d. 1971)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Bernard Delfont, Russian-English talent manager (d. 1994)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Archie Jackson, Scottish-Australian cricketer (d. 1933)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Leila Mackinlay, English author (d. 1996)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Phiroze Palia, Indian cricketer (d. 1981)

Births110 years ago

1912 - John Cage, American composer and theorist (d. 1992)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Kristina Söderbaum, Swedish-German actress and photographer (d. 2001)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Frank Thomas, American voice actor, animator, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Stuart Freeborn, English make up artist (d. 2013)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Gail Kubik, American violinist, composer, and educator (d. 1984)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Nicanor Parra, Chilean physicist, mathematician, and poet (d. 2018)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Frank Yerby, American novelist (d. 1991)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Pedro E. Guerrero, American photographer (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racer and trainer (d. 2008)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Luis Alcoriza, Mexican actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1992)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Bob Katter, Sr., Australian captain and politician (d. 1990)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Fred McCarthy, American cartoonist and monk (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Elisabeth Volkenrath, German SS officer (d. 1945)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Peter Racine Fricker, English-American composer and educator (d. 1990)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Fons Rademakers, Dutch-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Murray Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jack Valenti, American businessman, created the MPAA film rating system (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Denys Wilkinson, English physicist and academic (d. 2016)

Births98 years ago

1923 - David Hamer, Australian captain and politician (d. 2002)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Ken Meuleman, Australian cricketer (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Paul Dietzel, American football player and coach (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Frank Armitage, Australian-American artist (d. 2016)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Justin Kaplan, American author (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Paul Volcker, American economist and academic (d. 2019)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Joyce Hatto, English pianist and educator (d. 2006)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Albert Mangelsdorff, German trombonist and educator (d. 2005)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Bob Newhart, American comedian and actor

Births91 years ago

1929 - Andriyan Nikolayev, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2004)

Births91 years ago

1932 - Carol Lawrence, American actress and singer

Births88 years ago

1932 - Robert H. Dennard, American electrical engineer and inventor

Births88 years ago
Births87 years ago

1934 - Paul Josef Cordes, German cardinal

Births86 years ago

1934 - Dennis Letts, American actor and educator (d. 2008)

Births86 years ago
Births86 years ago

1935 - Werner Erhard, American author and philanthropist, founded Werner Erhard and Associates and The Hunger Project

Births85 years ago

1935 - Helen Gifford, Australian composer and educator

Births85 years ago

1936 - Robert Burns, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1936 - John Danforth, American politician and diplomat, 24th United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jonathan Kozol, American sociologist, author, and educator

Births84 years ago

1936 - Bill Mazeroski, American baseball player and coach

Births84 years ago

1936 - Knuts Skujenieks, Latvian poet, journalist, and translator

Births84 years ago

1937 - Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births83 years ago

1937 - Dick Clement, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births83 years ago

1938 - John Ferguson, Sr., Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2007)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Doreen Massey, Baroness Massey of Darwen, English politician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Claudette Colvin, American nurse and activist

Births81 years ago

1939 - William Devane, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - George Lazenby, Australian actor

Births81 years ago

1939 - John Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)

Births81 years ago

1939 - George Tremlett, English journalist, author, and politician

Births81 years ago
Births80 years ago

1940 - Raquel Welch, American actress and singer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Dave Dryden, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births79 years ago

1942 - Werner Herzog, German actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor and composer (d. 1995)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Dulce Saguisag, Filipino social worker and politician, 10th Filipino Secretary of Social Welfare and Development (d. 2007)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, author, and playwright (d. 1996)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Gareth Evans, Australian lawyer and politician, 33rd Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births76 years ago

1945 - Eva Bergman, Swedish director and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Al Stewart, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Kyongae Chang, South Korean astrophysicist and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dennis Dugan, American actor and director

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dean Ford, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Marmalade) (d. 2018)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Freddie Mercury, Tanzanian-English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1991)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Loudon Wainwright III, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births74 years ago

1947 - Mel Collins, Manx saxophonist and flute player

Births73 years ago

1947 - Chip Davis, American pianist, songwriter, and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Buddy Miles, American singer-songwriter and drummer (d. 2008)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bruce Yardley, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2019)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Austrian lawyer, politician, and diplomat, Foreign Minister of Austria

Births72 years ago

1949 - Clem Clempson, English guitarist and songwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Rosie Cooper, English businesswoman and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Cathy Guisewite, American cartoonist, created Cathy

Births70 years ago

1951 - Paul Breitner, German footballer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Michael Keaton, American actor and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jamie Oldaker, American drummer and percussionist

Births69 years ago

1952 - David Glen Eisley, American rock singer-songwriter and actor

Births68 years ago

1953 - Victor Davis Hanson, American historian and journalist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Murray Mexted, New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster

Births67 years ago

1953 - Eiki Nestor, Estonian engineer and politician, Estonian Minister of Social Affairs

Births67 years ago

1953 - Paul Piché, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Richard Austin, Jamaican footballer and cricketer (d. 2015)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Frederick Kempe, American journalist and author

Births66 years ago

1956 - Roine Stolt, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Rudi Gores, German footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - Peter Winnen, Dutch cyclist

Births63 years ago

1958 - Lars Danielsson, Swedish bassist, composer, and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Frank Schirrmacher, German journalist and publisher (d. 2014)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Don Kulick, Swedish anthropologist and academic

Births60 years ago

1961 - Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian pianist and composer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Tracy Edwards, English sailor and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - John McGrath, Welsh businessman

Births58 years ago

1963 - Juan Alderete, American bass player and songwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jeff Brantley, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - Terry Ellis, American R&B singer–songwriter and actress

Births57 years ago

1963 - Taki Inoue, Japanese race car driver and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Frank Farina, Australian footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Sergei Loznitsa, Belarusian-Ukrainian director and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ken Norman, American basketball player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Thomas Mikal Ford, American actor (d. 2016)

Births56 years ago

1965 - David Brabham, Australian race car driver

Births55 years ago

1965 - Hoshitango Imachi, Japanese wrestler

Births55 years ago

1965 - Nick Talbot, English geneticist and academic

Births55 years ago

1966 - Achero Mañas, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Milinko Pantić, Serbian footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Matthias Sammer, German footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jane Sixsmith, English field hockey player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Serhiy Kovalets, Ukrainian footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Dennis Scott, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Robin van der Laan, Dutch footballer and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Brad Wilk, American singer-songwriter and drummer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Leonardo Araújo, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mariko Kouda, Japanese voice actress, singer, and radio host

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mark Ramprakash, English cricketer and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Dweezil Zappa, American actor and musician

Births51 years ago

1970 - Liam Lynch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, puppeteer, and director

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Gilbert Remulla, Filipino journalist and politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Johnny Vegas, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Adam Hollioake, Australian cricketer and mixed martial artist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Shane Sewell, Canadian-American wrestler and referee

Births48 years ago

1972 - Guy Whittall, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Paddy Considine, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rose McGowan, American actress

Births47 years ago

1974 - Rawl Lewis, Grenadian cricketer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ken-Marti Vaher, Estonian politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior

Births46 years ago

1975 - Rod Barajas, American baseball player and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - George Boateng, Dutch footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Randy Choate, American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Tatiana Gutsu, Ukrainian gymnast

Births44 years ago

1977 - Rosevelt Colvin, American football player and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1977 - Joseba Etxeberria, Spanish footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Minoru Fujita, Japanese wrestler

Births43 years ago

1977 - Nazr Mohammed, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Laura Bertram, Canadian actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Sylvester Joseph, Antiguan cricketer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Zhang Zhong, Chinese chess player

Births42 years ago

1979 - John Carew, Norwegian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster

Births41 years ago

1979 - Julien Lizeroux, French skier

Births41 years ago

1979 - Salvatore Mastronunzio, Italian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - George O'Callaghan, Irish footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Franco Costanzo, Argentinian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kevin Simm, British singer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Daniel Moreno, Spanish cyclist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kai Rüütel, Estonian opera singer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Alexandre Geijo, Spanish-Swiss footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Eugen Bopp, Ukrainian-German footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Pablo Granoche, Uruguayan footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Lincoln Riley, American football coach

Births37 years ago

1983 - Antony Sweeney, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Chris Anker Sørensen, Danish cyclist

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ryan Guy, American soccer player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Colt McCoy, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Pragyan Ojha, Indian cricketer

Births34 years ago

1988 - Denni Avdić, Swedish footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Felipe Caicedo, Ecuadorian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Elena Delle Donne, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - José Ángel Valdés, Spanish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Ben Youngs, English rugby player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Antonio Esposito, Italian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Francesca Segarelli, Dominican tennis player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Lance Stephenson, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Yuna Kim, South Korean figure skater

Births30 years ago

1990 - Franco Zuculini, Argentinian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Zeki Yavru, Turkish footballer

Births29 years ago

1994 - Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italian swimmer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Szabina Szlavikovics, Hungarian tennis player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Richairo Živković, Dutch footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Sigrid, Norwegian singer

Births24 years ago

Deaths

590 - Authari, Lombard king (b. 540)

Deaths

714 - Shang, emperor of the Tang Dynasty

Deaths

1165 - Nijō, emperor of Japan (b. 1143)

Deaths855 years ago

1235 - Henry I, duke of Brabant (b. 1165)

Deaths785 years ago

1311 - Amadeus Aba, Hungarian oligarch

Deaths709 years ago

1336 - Charles d'Évreux, count of Étampes (b. 1305)

Deaths684 years ago

1526 - Alonso de Salazar, Spanish explorer

Deaths494 years ago

1548 - Catherine Parr, Sixth and last Queen of Henry VIII of England (b. c. 1512)

Deaths472 years ago

1562 - Katharina Zell, German Protestant reformer (b. 1497)

Deaths458 years ago

1569 - Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London (b. c. 1500)

Deaths451 years ago

1607 - Pomponne de Bellièvre, French politician, Chancellor of France (b. 1529)

Deaths413 years ago

1629 - Domenico Allegri, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1585)

Deaths391 years ago

1734 - Nicolas Bernier, French composer (b. 1664)

Deaths286 years ago

1786 - Jonas Hanway, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1712)

Deaths234 years ago

1803 - Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (b. 1741)

Deaths217 years ago

1803 - François Devienne, French flute player and composer (b. 1759)

Deaths217 years ago

1836 - Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian actor and playwright (b. 1790)

Deaths184 years ago

1838 - Charles Percier, French architect and interior decorator (b. 1764)

Deaths182 years ago

1857 - Auguste Comte, French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1798)

Deaths163 years ago

1876 - Manuel Blanco Encalada, Chilean admiral and politician, 1st President of Chile (b. 1790)

Deaths144 years ago

1877 - Crazy Horse, American tribal leader (b. 1849)

Deaths143 years ago

1894 - George Stoneman, Jr., United States Army cavalry officer (b. 1822)

Deaths126 years ago

1898 - Sarah Emma Edmonds, Canadian-American nurse, soldier, and spy (b. 1841)

Deaths122 years ago

1901 - Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist and academic (b. 1853)

Deaths119 years ago

1902 - Rudolf Virchow, German anthropologist, pathologist, and biologist (b. 1821)

Deaths118 years ago

1906 - Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist and philosopher (b. 1844)

Deaths114 years ago

1909 - Louis Bouveault, French chemist (b. 1864)

Deaths111 years ago

1912 - Arthur MacArthur, Jr., American general (b. 1845)

Deaths108 years ago

1917 - Marian Smoluchowski, Austrian-Polish physicist and mountaineer (b. 1872)

Deaths103 years ago

1920 - Robert Harron, American actor (b. 1893)

Deaths100 years ago

1922 - Georgette Agutte, French painter (b. 1867)

Deaths98 years ago

1926 - Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician (b. 1890)

Deaths94 years ago

1930 - Robert Means Thompson, American soldier, businessman, and philanthropist (b. 1849)

Deaths90 years ago

1931 - John Thomson, Scottish footballer (b. 1909)

Deaths89 years ago

1932 - Francisco Acebal, Spanish journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1866)

Deaths88 years ago

1932 - Paul Bern, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)

Deaths88 years ago

1934 - Sidney Myer, Russian-Australian businessman, founded Myer Stores (b. 1878)

Deaths86 years ago

1936 - Gustave Kahn, French poet and critic (b. 1859)

Deaths84 years ago

1942 - François de Labouchère, French soldier and pilot (b. 1917)

Deaths78 years ago

1945 - Clem Hill, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1877)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Richard C. Tolman, American physicist and chemist (b. 1881)

Deaths72 years ago

1953 - Richard Walther Darré, Argentinian-German agronomist and politician (b. 1895)

Deaths67 years ago

1954 - Eugen Schiffer, German lawyer and politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (b. 1860)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Haydn Bunton, Sr., Australian footballer and coach (b. 1911)

Deaths65 years ago

1965 - Thomas Johnston, Scottish journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (b. 1882)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Dezső Lauber, Hungarian golfer, tennis player, and architect (b. 1879)

Deaths54 years ago

1970 - Jochen Rindt, German-Austrian race car driver (b. 1942)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer and businessman (b. 1897)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Jack Fournier, American baseball player and coach (b. 1889)

Deaths47 years ago

1977 - Marcel Thiry, Belgian poet and activist (b. 1897)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Alberto di Jorio, Italian cardinal (b. 1884)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Don Banks, Australian composer and educator (b. 1923)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Douglas Bader, English captain and pilot (b. 1910)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Adam Malik, Indonesian politician and diplomat, 3rd Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1917)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Jane Roberts, American psychic and author (b. 1929)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Johannes Hint, Estonian engineer (b. 1914)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Neerja Bhanot, Indian model and youngest recipient of country's highest peacetime military award Ashok Chakra (b. 1963)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Gert Fröbe, German actor and singer (b. 1913)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Philip Baxter, Welsh-English engineer and academic (b. 1905)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Hugh Foot, Baron Caradon, English academic and diplomat (b. 1907)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Jerry Iger, American cartoonist and publisher, co-founded Eisner & Iger (b. 1903)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian politician (b. 1896)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Sharad Joshi, Indian author and poet (b. 1931)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Fritz Leiber, American author and poet (b. 1910)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (b. 1914)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Shimshon Amitsur, Israeli mathematician and scholar (b. 1921)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - John Newman, Australian politician (b. 1946)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Benyamin Sueb, Indonesian comedian, actor, and singer (b. 1939)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Salil Chowdhury, Indian music composer, who mainly composed for Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam film and other films. (b. 1922)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Basil Salvadore D'Souza, Indian bishop (b. 1926)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Leon Edel, American author and critic (b. 1907)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Georg Solti, Hungarian conductor and director (b. 1912)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian nun, missionary, and saint, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Ferdinand Biondi, Canadian radio host (b. 1909)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Willem Drees, Jr., Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Transport (b. 1922)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Verner Panton, Danish interior designer (b. 1926)

Deaths22 years ago

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

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Alan Clark, English historian and politician, Minister for Defence Procurement (b. 1928)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Allen Funt, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1914)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Bryce Mackasey, Canadian businessman and politician, Postmaster General of Canada (b. 1921)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Roy Fredericks, Guyanese cricketer and politician (b. 1942)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general and politician, 12th Indonesian Minister of Defense (b. 1918)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Justin Wilson, American chef and author (b. 1914)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian economist and academic (b. 1912)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - David Todd Wilkinson, American cosmologist and astronomer (b. 1935)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-American singer and actress (b. 1927)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Roberto Viaux, Chilean general (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Jennifer Dunn, American engineer and politician (b. 1941)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Paul Gillmor, American lawyer and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Thomas Hansen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1976)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - D. James Kennedy, American pastor and author (b. 1930)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Nikos Nikolaidis, Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1939)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Gani Fawehinmi, Nigerian lawyer and activist (b. 1938)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Hedley Beare, Australian author and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo, Belgian-Dutch poet and painter (b. 1922)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Ediz Bahtiyaroğlu, Turkish-Bosnian footballer (b. 1986)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ian Dick, Australian cricketer and field hockey player (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Victoria Fyodorova, Russian-American actress and author (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Oaksey, English jockey and journalist (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Edwin Bideau, American lawyer and politician (b. 1950)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Geoffrey Goodman, English pilot, journalist, and author (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Isamu Jordan, American journalist and academic (b. 1975)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Bruce Morton, American journalist (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mara Neusel, German mathematician, author, and academic (b. 1964)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Goh Eng Wah, Malaysian-Singaporean businessman, founded Eng Wah Global (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Aadesh Shrivastava, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1964)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Chester Stranczek, American baseball player and businessman (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Hugh O'Brian, American actor (b. 1925)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Phyllis Schlafly, American lawyer, writer, and political activist (b. 1924)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Bhagwatikumar Sharma, Indian Gujarati writer and journalist (b. 1934)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Beatriz Segall, Brazilian actress (b. 1926)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Francisco Toledo, Mexican painter, sculptor, and graphic artist (b. 1940)

Deaths1 years ago

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