Holidays and observances

Christian feast days: Begga

Holidays and observances

Christian feast days: Chagnoald

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

Christian feast days: Onesiphorus

Holidays and observances

Christian feast days: Zechariah (Hebrew prophet) (Catholic church)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

The earliest date on which the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is performed

Holidays and observances

Defence Day or Army Day (Pakistan)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Swaziland), celebrates the independence of Swaziland from the United Kingdom in 1968

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

394 - Battle of the Frigidus: Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills Eugenius the usurper. His Frankish magister militum Arbogast escapes but commits suicide two days later.

Events

1492 - Christopher Columbus sails from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.

Events528 years ago

1522 - The Victoria returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, the only surviving ship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition and the first known ship to circumnavigate the world.

Events498 years ago

1620 - The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England on the Mayflower to settle in North America. (Old Style date; September 16 per New Style date.)

Events400 years ago

1628 - Puritans settle Salem which became part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Events392 years ago

1634 - Thirty Years' War: In the Battle of Nördlingen, the Catholic Imperial army defeats Swedish and German Protestant forces.

Events386 years ago

1642 - England's Parliament bans public stage-plays.

Events378 years ago

1781 - The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting in a British victory.

Events239 years ago

1803 - British scientist John Dalton begins using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements.

Events217 years ago

1847 - Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.

Events173 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant bloodlessly capture Paducah, Kentucky, giving the Union control of the Tennessee River's mouth.

Events159 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Confederate forces evacuate Battery Wagner and Morris Island in South Carolina.

Events157 years ago

1870 - Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming becomes the first woman in the United States to cast a vote legally after 1807.

Events150 years ago

1885 - Eastern Rumelia declares its union with Bulgaria, thus accomplishing Bulgarian unification.

Events135 years ago

1916 - The first self-service grocery store Piggly Wiggly was opened in Memphis, Tennessee by Clarence Saunders.

Events104 years ago

1930 - Democratically elected Argentine president Hipólito Yrigoyen is deposed in a military coup.

Events90 years ago

1939 - World War II: Britain suffers its first fighter pilot casualty of the Second World War at the Battle of Barking Creek as a result of friendly fire.

Events81 years ago

1939 - World War II: South Africa declares war on Nazi Germany.

Events81 years ago

1940 - King Carol II of Romania abdicates and is succeeded by his son Michael. General Ion Antonescu becomes the Conducător of Romania.

Events80 years ago

1943 - The Monterrey Institute of Technology is founded in Monterrey, Mexico as one of the largest and most influential private universities in Latin America.

Events77 years ago

1943 - Pennsylvania Railroad's premier train derails at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, killing 79 people and injuring 117 others.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The city of Ypres, Belgium is liberated by Allied forces.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: Soviet forces capture the city of Tartu, Estonia.

Events76 years ago

1946 - United States Secretary of State James F. Byrnes announces that the U.S. will follow a policy of economic reconstruction in postwar Germany.

Events74 years ago

1952 - A prototype aircraft crashes at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire, England, killing 29 spectators and the two on board.

Events68 years ago

1955 - Istanbul's Greek, Jewish, and Armenian minorities are the target of a government-sponsored pogrom; dozens are killed in ensuing riots.

Events65 years ago

1962 - The United States government begins the Exercise Spade Fork nuclear readiness drill.

Events58 years ago

1962 - Archaeologist Peter Marsden discovers the first of the Blackfriars Ships dating back to the second century AD in the Blackfriars area of the banks of the River Thames in London.

Events58 years ago

1965 - India retaliates following Pakistan's Operation Grand Slam which results in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 that ends in a stalemate followed by the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.

Events55 years ago

1966 - Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, is stabbed to death in Cape Town, South Africa during a parliamentary meeting.

Events54 years ago

1968 - Swaziland becomes independent.

Events52 years ago

1970 - Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of the PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field, Jordan.

Events50 years ago

1972 - Munich massacre: Nine Israeli athletes die (along with a German policeman) at the hands of the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group after being taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games. Two other Israeli athletes were slain in the initial attack the previous day.

Events48 years ago

1976 - Cold War: Soviet Air Defence Forces pilot Viktor Belenko lands a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 jet fighter at Hakodate in Japan and requests political asylum in the United States; his request is granted.

Events44 years ago

1983 - The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, stating that its operatives did not know that it was a civilian aircraft when it reportedly violated Soviet airspace.

Events37 years ago

1986 - In Istanbul, two terrorists from Abu Nidal's organization kill 22 and wound six congregants inside the Neve Shalom Synagogue during Shabbat services.

Events34 years ago

1991 - The Soviet Union recognizes the independence of the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Events29 years ago

1991 - The Russian parliament approves the name change of Leningrad back to Saint Petersburg. The change is effective October 1, 1991.

Events29 years ago

1995 - Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that had stood for 56 years.

Events25 years ago

1997 - The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2​⁄2 billion watched around the world on television.

Events23 years ago

2003 - Mahmoud Abbas resigns from his position of Palestinian Prime Minister.

Events17 years ago

2007 - Israel executes the air strike Operation Orchard to destroy a nuclear reactor in Syria.

Events13 years ago

2009 - The ro-ro ferry SuperFerry 9 sinks off the Zamboanga Peninsula in the Philippines with 971 persons aboard; all but ten are rescued.

Events11 years ago

2012 - Sixty-one people die after a fishing boat capsizes off the İzmir Province coast of Turkey, near the Greek Aegean islands.

Events8 years ago

2013 - Forty one elephants are poisoned with cyanide in salt pans, by poachers in Hwange National Park.

Events7 years ago

2013 - It was announced that Leeuwarden would become cultural capital of Europe of 2018 together with Valletta.

Events7 years ago

Births

1475 - Artus Gouffier, Lord of Boissy, French nobleman and politician (d. 1519)

Births545 years ago

1475 - Sebastiano Serlio, Italian Mannerist architect (d. 1554)

Births545 years ago

1517 - Francisco de Holanda, Portuguese artist (d. 1585)

Births503 years ago

1535 - Emanuel van Meteren, Flemish historian and author (d. 1612)

Births485 years ago

1610 - Francesco I d'Este, Duke of Modena, Italian noble (d. 1658)

Births410 years ago

1620 - Isabella Leonarda, Italian composer and educator (d. 1704)

Births400 years ago

1631 - Charles Porter, English-born judge (d. 1696)

Births389 years ago

1633 - Sebastian Knüpfer, German cantor and composer (d. 1676)

Births387 years ago

1656 - Guillaume Dubois, French cardinal and politician (d. 1723)

Births364 years ago

1666 - Ivan V of Russia, Russian tsar (d. 1696)

Births354 years ago

1711 - Henry Muhlenberg, German-American pastor and missionary (d. 1787)

Births309 years ago

1729 - Moses Mendelssohn, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1786)

Births291 years ago

1732 - Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1796)

Births288 years ago

1757 - Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, French general (d. 1834)

Births263 years ago

1766 - John Dalton, English chemist, meteorologist, and physicist (d. 1844)

Births254 years ago

1781 - Vincent Novello, English composer and publisher (d. 1861)

Births239 years ago

1795 - Frances Wright, Scottish-American author and activist (d. 1852)

Births225 years ago

1800 - Catharine Beecher, American educator and activist (d. 1878)

Births220 years ago

1802 - Alcide d'Orbigny, French zoologist, palaeontologist, and geologist (d. 1857)

Births218 years ago

1814 - George-Étienne Cartier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Premier of East Canada (d. 1873)

Births206 years ago

1815 - St. John Richardson Liddell, American general (d. 1870)

Births205 years ago

1817 - Alexander Tilloch Galt, English-Canadian businessman and politician, 1st Canadian Minister of Finance (d. 1893)

Births203 years ago

1819 - William Rosecrans, American general, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Mexico (d. 1898)

Births201 years ago

1838 - Samuel Arnold, American conspirator (d. 1906)

Births182 years ago

1852 - Schalk Willem Burger, South African commander, lawyer, and politician, 6th President of the South African Republic (d. 1918)

Births168 years ago

1855 - Ferdinand Hummel, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1928)

Births165 years ago

1857 - Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian (d. 1933)

Births163 years ago

1859 - Macpherson Robertson, Australian businessman and philanthropist, founded MacRobertson's (d. 1945)

Births161 years ago

1860 - Jane Addams, American sociologist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)

Births160 years ago

1860 - May Jordan McConnel, Australian trade unionist and suffragist (d. 1929)

Births160 years ago

1861 - William Lane, English-Australian journalist, founded New Australia (d. 1917)

Births159 years ago

1863 - Jessie Willcox Smith, American illustrator (d. 1935)

Births157 years ago

1868 - Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss judge and politician, President of the Swiss National Council (d. 1947)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Walford Davies, English organist and composer (d. 1941)

Births151 years ago

1869 - Felix Salten, Austrian-Swiss author and critic (d. 1945)

Births151 years ago

1876 - John Macleod, Scottish physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)

Births144 years ago

1879 - Max Schreck, German actor (d. 1936)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Joseph Wirth, German educator and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1956)

Births141 years ago

1885 - Otto Kruger, American actor (d. 1974)

Births135 years ago

1888 - Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., American businessman and diplomat, 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 1969)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Louis Silvers, American composer (d. 1954)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Clara Kimball Young, American actress and producer (d. 1960)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Edward Victor Appleton, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Claire Lee Chennault, American general and pilot (d. 1958)

Births127 years ago

1899 - Billy Rose, American composer and manager (d. 1966)

Births121 years ago

1900 - W. A. C. Bennett, Canadian businessman and politician, 25th Premier of British Columbia (d. 1979)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Julien Green, French-American author (d. 1998)

Births120 years ago

1906 - Luis Federico Leloir, French-Argentinian physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Anthony Wagner, English genealogist and academic (d. 1995)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Korczak Ziolkowski, American sculptor, designed the Crazy Horse Memorial (d. 1982)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Michael Gordon, American actor and director (d. 1993)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Walter Giesler, American soccer player, referee, and coach (d. 1976)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Harry Danning, American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Charles Deutsch, French aerodynamics engineer and automobile maker, co-founder of the brand "DB (d. 1980)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Wayne Barlow, American organist, composer, and director (d. 1996)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Julie Gibson, American actress and singer

Births107 years ago

1913 - Leônidas, Brazilian footballer (d. 2004)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Ed Oliver, American golfer (d. 1961)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Franz Josef Strauss, German lieutenant and politician, Minister President of Bavaria (d. 1988)

Births105 years ago

1917 - John Berry, American-French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births103 years ago

1917 - George Mann, English cricketer (d. 2001)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Philipp von Boeselager, German soldier and economist (d. 2008)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Wilson Greatbatch, American engineer and philanthropist (d. 2011)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Elvira Pagã, Brazilian actress, singer, and author (d. 2003)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Carmen Laforet, Spanish author (d. 2004)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor, co-created the bar code (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago
Births97 years ago

1924 - John Melcher, American veterinarian and politician (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Andrea Camilleri, Italian author, screenwriter, and director (d. 2019)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Jimmy Reed, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)

Births95 years ago
Births94 years ago

1926 - Jack English Hightower, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Arthur Oldham, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Maurice Prather, American photographer and director (d. 2001)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Fumihiko Maki, Japanese architect and academic, designed the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium and Makuhari Messe

Births92 years ago

1928 - Robert M. Pirsig, American novelist and philosopher (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Yevgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor and composer (d. 2002)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Sid Watkins, English neurosurgeon and academic (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Yash Johar, Indian film producer, founded Dharma Productions (d. 2005)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ljubov Rebane, Estonian physicist and mathematician (d. 1991)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Charles Foley, American game designer, co-created Twister (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Helmut Piirimäe, Estonian historian and academic

Births90 years ago

1931 - Bud Shrake, American journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2009)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Colin McColl, English intelligence officer

Births88 years ago

1932 - Gilles Tremblay, Canadian composer and educator

Births88 years ago

1935 - Isabelle Collin Dufresne, French actress and author (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Jock Wallace, Jr., Scottish footballer and coach (d. 1996)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Sergio Aragonés, Spanish-Mexican author and illustrator

Births83 years ago

1937 - Janusz Kurczab, Polish fencer and mountaineer (d. 2015)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Jo Anne Worley, American actress, comedian, and singer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Joan Tower, American pianist, composer, and conductor

Births82 years ago

1939 - Brigid Berlin, American actress, painter, and photographer

Births81 years ago

1939 - David Allan Coe, American outlaw country music singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese biologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births81 years ago

1940 - John M. Hayes, American scientist

Births80 years ago

1940 - Elizabeth Murray, American painter and illustrator (d. 2007)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jackie Trent, English-Spanish singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Roger Law, English illustrator

Births79 years ago

1941 - Monica Mason, South African ballerina and director

Births79 years ago

1942 - Dave Bargeron, American trombonist and tuba player

Births78 years ago

1942 - Richard Hutton, English cricketer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Mel McDaniel, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Gordon Birtwistle, English engineer and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births77 years ago

1943 - Roger Waters, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births77 years ago

1944 - Donna Haraway, American author, academic, and activist

Births76 years ago

1944 - Swoosie Kurtz, American actress

Births76 years ago

1946 - Roger Knight, English cricketer and educator

Births74 years ago

1946 - Shirley M. Malcom, American scientist, academic and educator

Births74 years ago

1947 - Jane Curtin, American actress and comedian

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bruce Rioch, English footballer and manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jacob Rubinovitz, Polish-Israeli engineer and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Sylvester, American singer-songwriter (d. 1988)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Claydes Charles Smith, American guitarist (d. 2006)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Iris Robinson, Northern Irish politician

Births71 years ago

1951 - Melih Kibar, Turkish composer (d. 2005)

Births69 years ago
Births68 years ago

1952 - Vladimir Kazachyonok, Russian footballer, coach, and manager

Births68 years ago

1952 - Buddy Miller, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births68 years ago

1954 - Carly Fiorina, American businesswoman and activist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Demetris Kizas, Cypriot footballer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Patrick O'Hearn, American bassist and composer

Births66 years ago

1954 - John Sauven, English economist and environmentalist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Raymond Benson, American author and playwright

Births65 years ago

1956 - Bill Ritter, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Colorado

Births64 years ago

1956 - Steven Yearley, English sociologist and academic

Births64 years ago

1957 - Ali Divandari, Iranian painter, sculptor, and journalist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Michaëlle Jean, Haitian-Canadian journalist and politician, 27th Governor-General of Canada

Births63 years ago

1957 - José Sócrates, Portuguese engineer and politician, 119th Prime Minister of Portugal

Births63 years ago

1958 - Buster Bloodvessel, English singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Nigel Westlake, Australian composer and conductor

Births62 years ago

1958 - Michael Winslow, American actor

Births62 years ago

1958 - The Barbarian, Tongan wrestler

Births62 years ago

1959 - Bill Root, Canadian ice hockey player

Births61 years ago

1961 - Simon Reeve, Australian journalist and game show host

Births59 years ago

1961 - Wendi Richter, American wrestler

Births59 years ago

1961 - Scott Travis, American rock drummer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Norwegian musician and songwriter

Births59 years ago

1962 - Chris Christie, American lawyer and politician, 55th Governor of New Jersey

Births58 years ago

1962 - Marina Kaljurand, Estonian badminton player and diplomat, Estonia Ambassador to Russia

Births58 years ago

1962 - Elizabeth Vargas, American journalist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Kevin Willis, American basketball player and fashion designer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Mark Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Pat Nevin, Scottish footballer and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - Alice Sebold, American author

Births57 years ago

1963 - Bryan Simonaire, American engineer and politician

Births57 years ago

1963 - Geert Wilders, Dutch lawyer and politician

Births57 years ago

1964 - Rosie Perez, American actress, dancer, and director

Births56 years ago

1965 - Terry Bickers, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Darren Clark, Australian sprinter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Christopher Nolan, Irish author and poet (d. 2009)

Births55 years ago

1965 - Van Tiffin, American football player

Births55 years ago

1967 - William DuVall, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Macy Gray, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Kalli Kalde, Estonian painter and illustrator

Births53 years ago

1967 - Milan Lukić, Convicted of war crimes by the ICTY

Births53 years ago

1967 - Igor Štimac, Croatian footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1968 - Saeed Anwar, Pakistani cricketer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish author

Births52 years ago

1968 - Paul Rea, American journalist

Births52 years ago

1969 - Tony DiTerlizzi, American author and illustrator

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ben Finegold, American chess player and educator

Births51 years ago

1969 - Michellie Jones, Australian-American triathlete

Births51 years ago

1969 - CeCe Peniston, American singer-songwriter, actress, and former beauty pageant winner

Births51 years ago

1970 - Cheyne Coates, Australian singer-songwriter and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Emily Maitlis, Canadian-English journalist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Rhett Miller, American alternative country singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Devang Gandhi, Indian cricketer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Asko Künnap, Estonian poet and illustrator

Births49 years ago

1971 - Dolores O'Riordan, Irish singer-songwriter (d. 2018)

Births49 years ago

1972 - Idris Elba, English actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Saulius Mikalajūnas, Lithuanian footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Anika Noni Rose, American actress and singer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Carlo Cudicini, Italian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Greg Rusedski, Canadian-English tennis player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 - Alessandro Troncon, Italian rugby player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Tim Henman, English tennis player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Nina Persson, Swedish singer-songwriter and musician

Births46 years ago

1975 - Derrek Lee, American baseball player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ryoko Tani, Japanese judoka and politician

Births45 years ago

1976 - Rodrigo Amarante, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jon Ander López, Spanish footballer (d. 2013)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tom Pappas, American decathlete and coach

Births44 years ago

1978 - Cisco Adler, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mathew Horne, English actor and screenwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Homare Sawa, Japanese footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Mike Arnaoutis, Greek boxer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Foxy Brown, American rapper

Births41 years ago

1979 - Massimo Maccarone, Italian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Carlos Adrián Morales, Mexican footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Low Ki, American wrestler

Births41 years ago

1980 - Jillian Hall, American wrestler and singer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kerry Katona, English singer and actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Samuel Peter, Nigerian boxer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Yuki Abe, Japanese footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Andrew Richardson, Jamaican cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mark Teahen, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1983 - Braun Strowman, American wrestler and strongman

Births37 years ago

1984 - Helena Ekholm, Swedish skier

Births36 years ago

1984 - William Porterfield, Northern Irish cricketer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Mitch Moreland, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Matt Keating, Australian rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ramiele Malubay, Saudi Arabian-American singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Emir Preldžić, Turkish basketball player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Ray Fujita, French-Japanese actor and singer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Max George, English singer-songwriter and actor

Births32 years ago

1988 - Denis Tonucci, Italian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Nikos Boutzikos, Greek footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kim So-eun, South Korean actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Matt McAndrew, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births30 years ago

1990 - John Wall, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1992 - Young Tonumaipea, Samoan rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Mattia Valoti, Italian footballer

Births27 years ago

1995 - Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Andrés Tello, Colombian footballer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Jai Field, Australian rugby league player

Births23 years ago

1997 - Tsukushi, Japanese wrestler

Births23 years ago

1998 - Michele Perniola, Italian singer

Births22 years ago

1999 - Patrick Brasca, Canadian-Taiwanese singer-songwriter

Births21 years ago

Deaths

394 - Eugenius, Roman usurper

Deaths

926 - Taizu of Liao, Khitan ruler (b. 872)

Deaths

952 - Suzaku, emperor of Japan (b. 923)

Deaths

957 - Liudolf, duke of Swabia (b. 930)

Deaths

972 - John XIII, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 930)

Deaths

1276 - Vicedomino de Vicedominis, Italian cardinal (b. 1210)

Deaths744 years ago

1431 - Demetrios Laskaris Leontares, Byzantine admiral and diplomat

Deaths589 years ago

1511 - Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1481)

Deaths509 years ago

1553 - Juan de Homedes y Coscon, 47th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller (b. c.1477)

Deaths467 years ago

1566 - Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman sultan (b. 1494)

Deaths454 years ago

1625 - Thomas Dempster, Scottish historian and scholar (b. 1579)

Deaths395 years ago

1635 - Metius, Dutch mathematician and astronomer (b. 1571)

Deaths385 years ago

1649 - Robert Dudley, English geographer and explorer (b. 1574)

Deaths371 years ago

1683 - Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French economist and politician, French Controller-General of Finances (b. 1619)

Deaths337 years ago

1708 - Sir John Morden, 1st Baronet, English merchant and philanthropist, founded Morden College (b. 1623)

Deaths312 years ago

1748 - Edmund Gibson, English bishop and scholar (b. 1669)

Deaths272 years ago

1783 - Carlo Bertinazzi, Italian actor and author (b. 1710)

Deaths237 years ago

1808 - Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian and author (b. 1723)

Deaths212 years ago

1868 - Pierre Adolphe Rost, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1797)

Deaths152 years ago

1885 - Narcís Monturiol, Spanish engineer, designed the Ictineo I and Ictineo II (b. 1819)

Deaths135 years ago

1891 - Charles Jamrach, German-English businessman (b. 1815)

Deaths129 years ago

1902 - Frederick Abel, English chemist and engineer (b. 1827)

Deaths118 years ago

1907 - Sully Prudhomme, French poet and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1839)

Deaths113 years ago

1919 - Lord Charles Beresford, English admiral and politician (b. 1846)

Deaths101 years ago

1927 - William Libbey, American target shooter and geographer (b. 1855)

Deaths93 years ago

1938 - John Stuart Hindmarsh, English race car driver and pilot (b. 1907)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Arthur Rackham, English illustrator (b. 1867)

Deaths81 years ago
Deaths76 years ago

1945 - John S. McCain Sr., American admiral (b. 1884)

Deaths75 years ago

1949 - Walter Widdop, English tenor and actor (b. 1892)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Olaf Stapledon, English philosopher and author (b. 1886)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - James W. Gerard, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Germany (b. 1867)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Gertrude Lawrence, English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1898)

Deaths68 years ago

1956 - Witold Hurewicz, Polish mathematician (b. 1904)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Lee Jung-seob, North Korean painter (b. 1916)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Edmund Gwenn, English actor (b. 1877)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Kay Kendall, English actress and comedian (b. 1927)

Deaths61 years ago

1962 - Hanns Eisler, German-Austrian composer (b. 1898)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)

Deaths58 years ago

1966 - Margaret Sanger, American nurse, educator, and activist (b. 1879)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Hendrik Verwoerd, Dutch-South African journalist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1901)

Deaths54 years ago

1969 - Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian footballer (b. 1892)

Deaths51 years ago

1972 - Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacre Luttif Afif, Palestinian terrorist (b. 1945)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacre David Mark Berger, American-Israeli weightlifter (b. 1944)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacre Ze'ev Friedman, Polish-Israeli weightlifter (b. 1944)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacre Yossef Gutfreund, Israeli wrestling judge (b. 1931)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacre Eliezer Halfin, Russian-Israeli wrestler (b. 1948)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacre Amitzur Shapira, Russian-Israeli runner and coach (b. 1932)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacre Kehat Shorr, Romanian shooting coach (b. 1919)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacre Mark Slavin, Israeli wrestler (b. 1954)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacre Andre Spitzer, Romanian-Israeli fencer and coach (b. 1945)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Perpetrator and victims of the Munich massacre Yakov Springer, Polish-Israeli wrestler and coach (b. 1921)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Olga Baclanova, Russian-Swiss actress and ballerina (b. 1896)

Deaths46 years ago

1974   - Otto Kruger, American actor (b. 1885)

Deaths46 years ago

1978 - Max Decugis, French tennis player (b. 1882)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Tom Wilson, American record producer (b. 1931)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Ronald Binge, English organist and composer (b. 1910)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Azra Erhat, Turkish archaeologist, author, and academic (b. 1915)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Ernest Tubb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1914)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Franco Ferrara, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1911)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Blanche Sweet, American actress (b. 1896)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Quinn Martin, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1922)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Leroy Brown, American wrestler (b. 1950)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Bill Northam, Australian sailor and businessman (b. 1905)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Tom Fogerty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Len Hutton, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1916)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1922)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Henry Ephron, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1912)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - James Clavell, Australian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Nicky Hopkins, English pianist (b. 1944)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Max Kaminsky, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1908)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - P. H. Newby, English author and broadcaster (b. 1918)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Akira Kurosawa, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Ric Segreto, American-Filipino singer-songwriter, actor, and journalist (b. 1952)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Swedish actor (b. 1928)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Lagumot Harris, Nauruan politician, 3rd President of Nauru (b. 1938)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - René Lecavalier, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)

Deaths21 years ago

2005 - Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (b. 1929)

Deaths15 years ago

2000 - Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian Military (b. 1918)

Deaths20 years ago

2005 - Eugenia Charles, Dominican lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1919)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Madeleine L'Engle, American author and poet (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (b. 1935)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Anita Page, American actress (b. 1910)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Catherine Gaskin, Irish-Australian author (b. 1929)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Boris Chetkov, Russian painter (b. 1926)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Clive Donner, English director and editor (b. 1926)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Michael S. Hart, American author, founded Project Gutenberg (b. 1947)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Elisabeth Böhm, German architect (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Lawrie Dring, Scottish scout leader, founded World Federation of Independent Scouts (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jerome Kilty, American actor and playwright (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Art Modell, American businessman (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Oscar Rossi, Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Terry Nutkins, English naturalist, television presenter and author (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ann C. Crispin, American author (b. 1950)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Khin Maung Kyi, Burmese economist and scholar (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Santiago Rosario, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Odd Bondevik, Norwegian bishop and theologian (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Cirilo Flores, American bishop (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Seth Martin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kira Zvorykina, Belarusian chess player and educator (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Ralph Milne, Scottish footballer (b. 1961)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Martin Milner, American actor (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Barney Schultz, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Calvin J. Spann, American general and pilot (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Peter Luck, Australian journalist and television host (b. 1944)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Kate Millett, American feminist author and activist (b. 1934)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Richard DeVos, American billionaire businessman (b. 1926)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Liz Fraser, English actress (b. 1930)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Will Jordan, American comedian and actor (b. 1927)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Burt Reynolds, American actor, director and producer (b. 1936)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwean politician, 2nd President of Zimbabwe (b. 1924)