Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which National Grandparents Day can fall, while September 13 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. (United States)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Brazil), celebrates the independence of Brazil from Portugal in 1822.

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

Events

878 - Louis the Stammerer is crowned as king of West Francia by Pope John VIII.

Events

1159 - Pope Alexander III is chosen.

Events861 years ago
Events829 years ago

1228 - Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II lands in Acre, Israel, and starts the Sixth Crusade, which results in a peaceful restoration of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Events792 years ago
Events717 years ago

1571 - Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, is arrested for his role in the Ridolfi plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I of England and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots.

Events449 years ago

1652 - Around 15,000 Han farmers and militia rebel against Dutch rule on Taiwan.

Events368 years ago

1695 - Henry Every perpetrates one of the most profitable pirate raids in history with the capture of the Grand Mughal ship Ganj-i-Sawai. In response, Emperor Aurangzeb threatens to end all English trading in India.

Events325 years ago

1706 - War of the Spanish Succession: Siege of Turin ends, leading to the withdrawal of French forces from North Italy.

Events314 years ago

1764 - Election of Stanisław August Poniatowski as the last ruler of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Events256 years ago

1776 - According to American colonial reports, Ezra Lee makes the world's first submarine attack in the Turtle, attempting to attach a time bomb to the hull of HMS Eagle in New York Harbor (no British records of this attack exist).

Events244 years ago

1778 - American Revolutionary War: France invades Dominica in the British West Indies, before Britain is even aware of France's involvement in the war.

Events242 years ago

1812 - French invasion of Russia: The Battle of Borodino, the bloodiest battle of the Napoleonic Wars, was fought near Moscow and resulted in a French victory.

Events208 years ago

1818 - Carl III of Sweden–Norway is crowned king of Norway, in Trondheim.

Events202 years ago

1822 - Dom Pedro I declares Brazil independent from Portugal on the shores of the Ipiranga Brook in São Paulo.

Events198 years ago

1857 - Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers slaughter most members of peaceful, emigrant wagon train.

Events163 years ago
Events160 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Union troops under Quincy A. Gillmore captures Fort Wagner in Morris Island after a 7-week siege.

Events157 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Atlanta is evacuated on orders of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Events156 years ago

1876 - In Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and the James–Younger Gang attempt to rob the town's bank but are driven off by armed citizens.

Events144 years ago

1901 - The Boxer Rebellion in Qing dynasty (modern-day China) officially ends with the signing of the Boxer Protocol.

Events119 years ago

1906 - Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.

Events114 years ago

1907 - Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England, to New York City.

Events113 years ago

1909 - Eugène Lefebvre crashes a new French-built Wright biplane during a test flight at Juvisy, south of Paris, becoming the first aviator in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.

Events111 years ago

1911 - French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum.

Events109 years ago

1916 - US federal employees win the right to Workers' compensation by Federal Employers Liability Act (39 Stat. 742; 5 U.S.C. 751)

Events104 years ago

1920 - Two newly purchased Savoia flying boats crash in the Swiss Alps en route to Finland where they would serve with the Finnish Air Force, killing both crews.

Events100 years ago

1921 - In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.

Events99 years ago

1921 - The Legion of Mary, the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, is founded in Dublin, Ireland.

Events99 years ago
Events97 years ago

1927 - The first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo Farnsworth.

Events93 years ago

1929 - Steamer Kuru capsizes and sinks on Lake Näsijärvi near Tampere in Finland. One hundred thirty-six lives are lost.

Events91 years ago

1932 - The Battle of Boquerón, the first major battle of the Chaco War, commences.

Events88 years ago

1936 - The last thylacine, a carnivorous marsupial named Benjamin, dies alone in its cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania.

Events84 years ago

1940 - Romania returns Southern Dobruja to Bulgaria under the Treaty of Craiova.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: The German Luftwaffe begins the Blitz, bombing London and other British cities for over 50 consecutive nights.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: Japanese marines are forced to withdraw during the Battle of Milne Bay.

Events78 years ago

1943 - A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston kills 55 people.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: The German 17th Army begins its evacuation of the Kuban bridgehead (Taman Peninsula) in southern Russia and moves across the Strait of Kerch to the Crimea.

Events77 years ago

1945 - World War II: Japanese forces on Wake Island, which they had held since December of 1941, surrender to U.S. Marines.

Events75 years ago

1945 - The Berlin Victory Parade of 1945 is held.

Events75 years ago

1953 - Nikita Khrushchev is elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Events67 years ago

1963 - The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.

Events57 years ago

1965 - During an Indo-Pakistani War, China announces that it will reinforce its troops on the Indian border.

Events55 years ago

1965 - Vietnam War: In a follow-up to August's Operation Starlite, United States Marines and South Vietnamese forces initiate Operation Piranha on the Batangan Peninsula.

Events55 years ago

1970 - Fighting begins between Arab guerrillas and government forces in Jordan.

Events50 years ago

1970 - Bill Shoemaker beats Johnny Longden's record to become the winningest jockey in horse racing history at Del Mar racetrack

Events50 years ago

1977 - The Torrijos–Carter Treaties between Panama and the United States on the status of the Panama Canal are signed. The United States agrees to transfer control of the canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century.

Events43 years ago

1977 - The 300-metre-tall CKVR-DT transmission tower in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, is hit by a light aircraft in a fog, causing it to collapse. All aboard the aircraft are killed.

Events43 years ago

1978 - While walking across Waterloo Bridge in London, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov is assassinated by Bulgarian secret police agent Francesco Gullino by means of a ricin pellet fired from a specially-designed umbrella.

Events42 years ago

1979 - The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for US$1.5 billion to avoid bankruptcy.

Events41 years ago

1984 - An explosion on board a Maltese patrol boat disposing of illegal fireworks at sea off Gozo kills seven soldiers and policemen.

Events36 years ago

1986 - Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town.

Events34 years ago

1988 - Abdul Ahad Mohmand, the first Afghan in space, returns to Earth after nine days on the Mir space station.

Events32 years ago

1996 - Rapper and hip hop artist Tupac Shakur is fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He succumbs to his injuries six days later.

Events24 years ago
Events23 years ago

1999 - The 6.0 MwAthens earthquake affected the area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 143, injuring 800–1,600, and leaving 50,000 homeless.

Events21 years ago

2005 - Egypt holds its first-ever multi-party presidential election.

Events15 years ago

2008 - The United States government takes control of the two largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Events12 years ago

2010 - A Chinese fishing trawler collided with two Japanese Coast Guard patrol boats in disputed waters near the Senkaku Islands.

Events10 years ago

2011 - A plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team.

Events9 years ago

2012 - Canada officially cuts diplomatic ties with Iran by closing its embassy in Tehran and orders the expulsion of Iranian diplomats from Ottawa, over nuclear plans and purported human rights abuses.

Events8 years ago

2017 - The 8.2 Mw2017 Chiapas earthquake strikes southern Mexico, killing at least 60 people.

Events3 years ago

2017 - Equifax announce a cyber-crime identity theft event potentially impacting approximately 145​⁄2 million U.S. consumers.

Events3 years ago

2019 - Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and 66 others are released in a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia.

Events1 years ago

Births

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

Births

1395 - Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (d. 1427)

Births625 years ago
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1448 - Henry, Count of Württemberg-Montbéliard (1473–1482) (d. 1519)

Births572 years ago

1500 - Sebastian Newdigate, Carthusian monk and martyr (d. 1535)

Births520 years ago

1524 - Thomas Erastus, Swiss physician and theologian (d. 1583)

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1629 - Sir John Perceval, 1st Baronet, Irish nobleman (d. 1665)

Births391 years ago

1635 - Paul I, Prince Esterházy, Hungarian prince (d. 1713)

Births385 years ago

1641 - Tokugawa Ietsuna, Japanese shōgun (d. 1680)

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Births337 years ago

1705 - Matthäus Günther, German painter (d. 1788)

Births315 years ago

1707 - Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French mathematician, cosmologist, and author (d. 1788)

Births313 years ago

1726 - François-André Danican Philidor, French chess player and composer (d. 1795)

Births294 years ago

1740 - Johan Tobias Sergel, Swedish sculptor and illustrator (d. 1814)

Births280 years ago

1777 - Heinrich Stölzel, German horn player and composer (d. 1844)

Births243 years ago

1791 - Giuseppe Gioachino Belli, Italian poet and author (d. 1863)

Births229 years ago

1795 - John William Polidori, English physician and author (d. 1821)

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1801 - Sarel Cilliers, South African preacher and activist (d.1871)

Births219 years ago

1807 - Henry Sewell, English lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1879)

Births213 years ago

1810 - Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Prussian economist and academic (d. 1858)

Births210 years ago

1813 - Emil Korytko, Polish activist and translator (d. 1839)

Births207 years ago

1815 - John McDouall Stuart, Scottish explorer and surveyor (d. 1866)

Births205 years ago

1818 - Thomas Talbot, American businessman and politician, 31st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1886)

Births202 years ago

1819 - Thomas A. Hendricks, American lawyer and politician, 21st Vice President of the United States (d. 1885)

Births201 years ago

1829 - August Kekulé, German chemist and academic (d. 1896)

Births191 years ago

1831 - Alexandre Falguière, French sculptor and painter (d. 1900)

Births189 years ago

1836 - Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Scottish merchant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1908)

Births184 years ago

1836 - August Toepler, German physicist and academic (d. 1912)

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1842 - Johannes Zukertort, Polish-English chess player, linguist, and journalist (d. 1888)

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1851 - Edward Asahel Birge, American zoologist and academic (d. 1950)

Births169 years ago

1855 - William Friese-Greene, English photographer, director, and cinematographer (d. 1921)

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1860 - Grandma Moses, American painter (d. 1961)

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1862 - Edgar Speyer, American-English financier and philanthropist (d. 1932)

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1866 - Tristan Bernard, French author and playwright (d. 1947)

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1867 - Albert Bassermann, German-Swiss actor (d. 1952)

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1867 - J. P. Morgan Jr., American banker and philanthropist (d. 1943)

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1869 - Ben Viljoen, South African general (d. 1917)

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1870 - Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian pilot, explorer, and author (d. 1938)

Births150 years ago

1871 - George Hirst, English cricketer and coach (d. 1954)

Births149 years ago

1875 - Edward Francis Hutton, American businessman and financier, co-founded E. F. Hutton & Co. (d. 1962)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Francesco Buhagiar, Maltese politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1934)

Births144 years ago

1876 - C. J. Dennis, Australian poet and author (d. 1938)

Births144 years ago

1883 - Theophrastos Sakellaridis, Greek composer and conductor (d. 1950)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Elinor Wylie, American author and poet (d. 1928)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Edith Sitwell, English poet and critic (d. 1964)

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1892 - Eric Harrison, Australian soldier and politician, 27th Australian Minister for Defence (d. 1974)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Oscar O'Brien, Canadian priest, pianist, and composer (d. 1958)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Leslie Hore-Belisha, English politician, Secretary of State for War (d. 1957)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Vic Richardson, Australian cricketer, footballer, and sportscaster (d. 1969)

Births126 years ago

1894 - George Waggner, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1984)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Jacques Vaché, French author and poet (d. 1919)

Births125 years ago

1900 - Taylor Caldwell, English-American author (d. 1985)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Giuseppe Zangara, Italian-American assassin of Anton Cermak (d. 1933)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Margaret Landon, American missionary and author (d. 1993)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Dorothy Marie Donnelly, American poet and author (d. 1994)

Births117 years ago

1904 - C. B. Colby, American author (d. 1977)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Ahmed Adnan Saygun, Turkish composer and musicologist (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Paul Brown, American football player and coach (d. 1991)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Michael E. DeBakey, American surgeon and educator (d. 2008)

Births112 years ago

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

Births112 years ago

1909 - Elia Kazan, Greek-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Todor Zhivkov, Bulgarian police officer and politician, Head of State of Bulgaria (d. 1998)

Births109 years ago

1912 - David Packard, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Hewlett-Packard (d. 1996)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Martin Charteris, Baron Charteris of Amisfield, English soldier and courtier (d. 1999)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Anthony Quayle, English actor (d. 1989)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Lída Baarová, Czech-Austrian actress (d. 2000)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer (d. 2012)

Births106 years ago

1914 - James Van Allen, American physicist and philosopher (d. 2006)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Pedro Reginaldo Lira, Argentinian bishop (d. 2012)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Kiyosi Itô, Japanese mathematician and academic (d. 2008)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Leonard Cheshire, English captain, pilot, and humanitarian (d. 1992)

Births103 years ago

1917 - John Cornforth, Australian-English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Jacob Lawrence, American painter and educator (d. 2000)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Harold Amos, American microbiologist and academic (d. 2003)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Briek Schotte, Belgian cyclist and coach (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Harri Webb, Welsh journalist and poet (d. 1994)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Peter A. Peyser, American soldier and politician (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Lucien Jarraud, French-Canadian journalist and radio host (d. 2007)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Nancy Keesing, Australian author and poet (d. 1993)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Peter Lawford, English-American actor (d. 1984)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Louise Suggs, American golfer, co-founded LPGA (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Daniel Inouye, American captain and politician, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2012)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Leonard Rosenman, American composer and conductor (d. 2008)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Laura Ashley, Welsh-English fashion designer, founded Laura Ashley plc (d. 1985)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Allan Blakeney, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Premier of Saskatchewan (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, Indian actress, singer, director, and producer (d. 2005)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Samuel Goldwyn Jr., American director and producer (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Donald J. Irwin, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Mayor of Norwalk (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Patrick Jenkin, Baron Jenkin of Roding, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for the Environment (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Erich Juskowiak, German footballer (d. 1983)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Don Messick, American voice actor (d. 1997)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Eric Hill, English-American author and illustrator (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Claire L'Heureux-Dubé, Canadian lawyer and jurist

Births93 years ago

1928 - Kathleen Gorham, Australian ballerina (d. 1983)

Births92 years ago
Births90 years ago

1930 - Sonny Rollins, American saxophonist and composer

Births90 years ago

1930 - S. Sivanayagam, Sri Lankan journalist and author (d. 2010)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Charles Camilleri, Maltese composer and conductor (d. 2009)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Malcolm Bradbury, English author and academic (d. 2000)

Births88 years ago

1932 - John Paul Getty Jr., American-English philanthropist and book collector (d. 2003)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Mary Bauermeister, German painter and illustrator

Births86 years ago

1934 - Waldo de los Ríos, Argentinian composer and conductor (d. 1977)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Sunil Gangopadhyay, Indian author and poet (d. 2012)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Omar Karami, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 58th Prime Minister of Lebanon (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Little Milton, American singer and guitarist (d. 2005)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Abdou Diouf, Senegalese lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Senegal

Births85 years ago

1935 - Dick O'Neal, American basketball player and dentist (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Brian Hart, English race car driver and engineer, founded Brian Hart Ltd. (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Buddy Holly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Apostolos Kaklamanis, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Justice

Births84 years ago

1937 - John Phillip Law, American actor (d. 2008)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Oleg Lobov, Russian politician, Premier of the Russian SFSR (d. 2018)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Latimore, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Peter Gill, Welsh actor, director, and playwright

Births81 years ago

1940 - Dario Argento, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Abdurrahman Wahid, Indonesian journalist and politician, 4th President of Indonesia (d. 2009)

Births80 years ago

1942 - Billy Best, Scottish footballer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Alan Oakes, English footballer and manager

Births78 years ago

1942 - Andrew Stone, Baron Stone of Blackheath, English businessman and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jonathan H. Turner, American sociologist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Beverley McLachlin, Canadian lawyer and jurist, 17th Chief Justice of Canada

Births77 years ago

1944 - Forrest Blue, American football player (d. 2011)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bertel Haarder, Danish lawyer and politician, Education Minister of Denmark

Births76 years ago

1944 - Peter Larter, English rugby player

Births76 years ago

1944 - Earl Manigault, American basketball player and coach (d. 1998)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bora Milutinović, Serbian footballer and manager

Births76 years ago

1944 - Houshang Moradi Kermani, Iranian author

Births76 years ago

1945 - Jacques Lemaire, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births75 years ago

1945 - Vic Pollard, English-New Zealand rugby player and footballer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Curtis Price, American musicologist and academic

Births75 years ago

1945 - Peter Storey, English footballer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Willie Crawford, American baseball player (d. 2004)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Joe Klein, American journalist and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Suzyn Waldman, American sportscaster

Births74 years ago

1947 - Sergio Della Pergola, Israeli demographer and statistician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gloria Gaynor, American singer-songwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Susan Blakely, American actress

Births72 years ago

1949 - Dianne Hayter, German-English politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Barry Siegel, American journalist and academic

Births71 years ago

1950 - David Cannadine, English historian and author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Johann Friedrich, German-Australian engineer (d. 1991)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Julie Kavner, American actress

Births70 years ago

1950 - Peggy Noonan, American author, journalist, speechwriter, and pundit

Births70 years ago

1951 - Chrissie Hynde, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Morris Albert, Brazilian singer-songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mark Isham, American trumpet player and composer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mark McCumber, American golfer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mammootty, Indian actor and producer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Ricardo Tormo, Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 1998)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Michael Byron, American composer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Marc Hunter, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter (d. 1998)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Benmont Tench, American keyboardist and songwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Corbin Bernsen, American actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Michael Emerson, American actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Kerrie Holley, American software architect and academic

Births66 years ago

1955 - Mira Furlan, Croatian-American actress

Births65 years ago

1956 - Michael Feinstein, American singer and pianist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Byron Stevenson, Welsh footballer (d. 2007)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Diane Warren, American songwriter

Births64 years ago

1957 - Jermaine Stewart, American singer-songwriter and dancer (d. 1997)

Births63 years ago

1960 - Brad Houser, American bass player

Births60 years ago

1961 - LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist and songwriter (d. 2008)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French pianist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jennifer Egan, American novelist and short story writer

Births58 years ago

1962 - George South, American wrestler

Births58 years ago

1962 - Hasan Vezir, Turkish footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1963 - Eazy-E, American rapper and producer (d. 1995)

Births57 years ago

1965 - Angela Gheorghiu, Romanian soprano

Births55 years ago

1965 - Darko Pančev, Macedonian footballer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Uta Pippig, German runner

Births55 years ago

1965 - Tomáš Skuhravý, Czech footballer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Andreas Thom, German footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1966 - Vladimir Andreyev, Russian race walker

Births54 years ago

1966 - Lutz Heilmann, German politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Toby Jones, English actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann, German speed skater

Births54 years ago

1966 - Andrew Voss, Australian sportscaster and author

Births54 years ago

1967 - Alok Sharma, Indian-English accountant and politician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Marcel Desailly, Ghanaian-French footballer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Gennadi Krasnitski, Russian figure skater and coach

Births52 years ago

1969 - Darren Bragg, American baseball player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Rudy Galindo, American figure skater

Births51 years ago

1970 - Gino Odjick, Canadian ice hockey player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tom Everett Scott, American actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Gene Pritsker, American composer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Shane Mosley, American boxer and trainer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jason Isringhausen, American baseball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Shannon Elizabeth, American model and actress

Births47 years ago

1973 - Alex Kurtzman, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1974 - Mario Frick, Swiss-Liechtensteiner footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Antonio McDyess, American basketball player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2007)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Harold Wallace, Costa Rican footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1976 - Wavell Hinds, Jamaican cricketer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Molly Holly, American wrestler and trainer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jon Macken, English-Irish footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Matt Cooke, Canadian ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Erwin Koen, Dutch footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ersin Güreler, Turkish footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Nathan Hindmarsh, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births41 years ago

1979 - Paul Mara, American ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Owen Pallett, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Brian Stokes, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Emre Belözoğlu, Turkish footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Serhiy Chopyk, Ukrainian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Gabriel Milito, Argentinian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Javad Nekounam, Iranian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mark Prior, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Gökhan Zan, Turkish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Vangelis, Mexican wrestler

Births39 years ago

1982 - Andre Dirrell, American boxer

Births38 years ago

1982 - George Bailey, Australian cricketer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Emese Szász, Hungarian fencer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Philip Deignan, Irish cyclist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Annette Dytrt, German figure skater

Births37 years ago

1983 - Pops Mensah-Bonsu, English-American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Piri Weepu, New Zealand rugby player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ben Hollingsworth, Canadian actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - Farveez Maharoof, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Miranda, Brazilian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Vera Zvonareva, Russian tennis player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Pelin Karahan, Turkish actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - Wade Davis, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Adam Eckersley, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Rafinha, Brazilian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Charlie Daniels, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Colin Delaney, American wrestler

Births34 years ago

1987 - Tommy Elphick, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sammy Moore, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Danny North, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Evan Rachel Wood, American actress and singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Aleksandra Wozniak, Canadian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Alex Harvey, Canadian skier

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kevin Love, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1990 - Fedor Klimov, Russian figure skater

Births30 years ago

1991 - Dale Finucane, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Amar Garibović, Serbian skier (d. 2010)

Births29 years ago

1993 - Taylor Gray, American actor

Births27 years ago

1994 - Elinor Barker, Welsh track cyclist

Births26 years ago

1994 - Herman Ese'ese, New Zealand rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Tom Opacic, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1995 - George Williams, Welsh footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Donovan Mitchell, American basketball player

Births24 years ago

1999 - Michelle Creber, Canadian voice actress

Births21 years ago

Deaths

251 - Sima Yi, Chinese general and politician (b. 179)

Deaths

355 - Claudius Silvanus, Roman general

Deaths

859 - Emperor Xuānzong of Tang, Chinese emperor (b. 810)

Deaths

934 - Meng Zhixiang, Chinese general (b. 874)

Deaths

1134 - Alfonso the Battler, Spanish emperor (b. 1073)

Deaths886 years ago
Deaths869 years ago

1202 - William of the White Hands, French cardinal (b. 1135)

Deaths818 years ago
Deaths769 years ago

1303 - Gregory Bicskei, archbishop of Esztergom

Deaths717 years ago
Deaths708 years ago

1354 - Andrea Dandolo, doge of Venice (b. 1306)

Deaths666 years ago

1362 - Joan of the Tower (b. 1321)

Deaths658 years ago
Deaths556 years ago
Deaths524 years ago

1559 - Robert Estienne, English-French printer and scholar (b. 1503)

Deaths461 years ago

1566 - Nikola Šubić Zrinski, Croatian general (b. 1506)

Deaths454 years ago
Deaths447 years ago

1601 - John Shakespeare, father of William Shakespeare (b. 1529)

Deaths419 years ago

1619 - Melchior Grodziecki, Polish priest and saint (b. 1582)

Deaths401 years ago

1619 - Marko Krizin, Croatian priest, missionary, and saint (b. 1589)

Deaths401 years ago

1622 - Denis Godefroy, French lawyer and jurist (b. 1549)

Deaths398 years ago

1626 - Edward Villiers, English noble and politician (b. c. 1585)

Deaths394 years ago

1644 - Guido Bentivoglio, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1579)

Deaths376 years ago

1655 - François Tristan l'Hermite, French author and playwright (b. 1601)

Deaths365 years ago

1657 - Arvid Wittenberg, Swedish field marshal (b. 1606)

Deaths363 years ago

1685 - William Carpenter, English-American settler, co-founded Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (b. 1605)

Deaths335 years ago

1729 - William Burnet, Dutch-American civil servant and politician, 21st Governor of the Province of New York (b. 1688)

Deaths291 years ago

1741 - Blas de Lezo, Spanish admiral (b. 1689)

Deaths279 years ago

1798 - Peter Frederik Suhm, Danish-Norwegian historian and author (b. 1728)

Deaths222 years ago

1799 - Louis-Guillaume Le Monnier, French botanist and physicist (b. 1717)

Deaths221 years ago

1809 - Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, Thai king (b. 1737)

Deaths211 years ago

1833 - Hannah More, English poet, playwright, and philanthropist (b. 1745)

Deaths187 years ago

1840 - Jacques MacDonald, French general (b. 1765)

Deaths180 years ago

1871 - Kimenzan Tanigorō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 13th Yokozuna (b. 1826)

Deaths149 years ago

1871 - Mehmed Emin Aali Pasha, Ottoman politician, 217th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1815)

Deaths149 years ago

1881 - Sidney Lanier, American poet and academic (b. 1842)

Deaths139 years ago

1891 - Lorenzo Sawyer, American lawyer and judge (b. 1820)

Deaths129 years ago

1892 - John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet and activist (b. 1807)

Deaths128 years ago

1893 - Hamilton Fish, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of State (b. 1808)

Deaths127 years ago

1907 - Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu, Romanian philologist, journalist, and playwright (b. 1838)

Deaths113 years ago

1910 - William Holman Hunt, English painter and soldier (b. 1827)

Deaths110 years ago

1920 - Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Quebec (b. 1855)

Deaths100 years ago

1921 - Alfred William Rich, English author and painter (b. 1856)

Deaths99 years ago

1929 - Frederic Weatherly, English lawyer, author, and songwriter (b. 1848)

Deaths91 years ago
Deaths87 years ago

1939 - Kyōka Izumi, Japanese author, poet, and playwright (b. 1873)

Deaths81 years ago

1940 - José Félix Estigarribia, Paraguayan soldier and politician, President of Paraguay (b. 1888)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Mario García Menocal, Cuban lawyer and politician, President of Cuba (b. 1866)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Cecilia Beaux, American painter and academic (b. 1855)

Deaths78 years ago

1949 - José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter and illustrator (b. 1883)

Deaths71 years ago

1951 - Maria Montez, Dominican-French actress (b. 1912)

Deaths69 years ago

1951 - John French Sloan, American painter and etcher (b. 1871)

Deaths69 years ago

1954 - Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1885)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - C. B. Fry, English cricketer, academic, and politician (b. 1872)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Maurice Duplessis, Canadian lawyer and politician, 16th Premier of Quebec (b. 1890)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Wilhelm Pieck, German carpenter and politician, President of East Germany (b. 1873)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy, Dutch lawyer, jurist, and politician, 34th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1885)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Karen Blixen, Danish memoirist and short story writer (b. 1885)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Graham Walker, English motorcycle racer and journalist (b. 1897)

Deaths58 years ago

1964 - Walter A. Brown, American businessman (b. 1905)

Deaths56 years ago

1969 - Everett Dirksen, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1896)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Yitzhak Gruenbaum, Polish-Israeli journalist and politician, 1st Internal Affairs Minister of Israel (b. 1879)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Spring Byington, American actress (b. 1886)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Ludwig Suthaus, German tenor (b. 1906)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Dimitris Poulianos, Greek painter and illustrator (b. 1899)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Holling C. Holling, American author and illustrator (b. 1900)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Lev Vladimirsky, Kazakhstani-Russian admiral (b. 1903)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - S. M. Rasamanickam, Ceylon politician (b. 1913)

Deaths46 years ago

1978 - Cecil Aronowitz, South African-English viola player (b. 1916)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Keith Moon, English drummer (The Who) (b. 1946)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Charles Williams, English composer and conductor (b. 1893)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - I. A. Richards, English literary critic and rhetorician (b. 1893)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Christy Brown, Irish author, poet, and painter (b. 1932)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Ken Boyer, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1931)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Joe Cronin, American baseball player and manager (b. 1906)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Josyf Slipyj, Ukrainian cardinal (b. 1892)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Don Tallon, Australian cricketer (b. 1916)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Jacoba van Velde, Dutch author (b. 1903)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - José Zabala-Santos, Filipino cartoonist (b. 1911)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Les Bury, English-Australian public servant and politician, 26th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1913)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Sedad Hakkı Eldem, Turkish architect (b. 1908)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Mikhail Goldstein, Ukrainian violinist and composer (b. 1917)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Earle E. Partridge, American general and pilot (b. 1900)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - A. J. P. Taylor, English historian and journalist (b. 1906)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Edwin McMillan, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)

Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Eric Crozier, English director and playwright (b. 1914)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Dennis Morgan, American actor (b. 1908)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Terence Young, Chinese-English director and screenwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Russell Johnson, American cartoonist (b. 1893)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Bibi Besch, Austrian-American actress (b. 1942)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Mobutu Sese Seko, Congolese soldier and politician, President of Zaire (b. 1930)

Deaths23 years ago

2000 - Bruce Gyngell, Australian-English broadcaster (b. 1929)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Igor Buketoff, American conductor and educator (b. 1915)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Billie Lou Watt, American actress and voice artist (b. 1924)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Uziel Gal, German-Israeli colonel and gun designer, designed the Uzi (b. 1923)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Warren Zevon, American singer-songwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Bob Boyd, American baseball player (b. 1925)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Hiroshi Takase, Japanese cinematographer (b. 1955)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Kune Biezeveld, Dutch minister and theologian (b. 1948)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Ilarion Ciobanu, Romanian rugby player and actor (b. 1931)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Don Haskins, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Gregory Mcdonald, American author (b. 1937)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Nagi Noda, Japanese director and producer (b. 1973)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Amar Garibović, Serbian skier (b. 1991)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - William H. Goetzmann, American historian and author (b. 1930)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Barbara Holland, American author (b. 1933)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - John Kluge, German-American businessman (b. 1914)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash Pavol Demitra, Slovakian ice hockey player (b. 1974)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash Alexander Karpovtsev, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1970)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash Igor Korolev, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1970)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash Stefan Liv, Polish-Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1980)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash Jan Marek, Czech ice hockey player (b. 1979)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash Brad McCrimmon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1959)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash Karel Rachůnek, Czech ice hockey player (b. 1979)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash Kārlis Skrastiņš, Latvian ice hockey player (b. 1974)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash Ruslan Salei, Belarusian ice hockey player (b. 1974)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player (b. 1980)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - César Fernández Ardavín, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Aleksandr Maksimenkov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1952)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Daniel Weinreb, American computer scientist and programmer (b. 1959)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Albert Allen Bartlett, American physicist and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Romesh Bhandari, Pakistani-Indian politician and diplomat, 13th Foreign Secretary of India (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frank Blevins, English-Australian politician, 7th Deputy Premier of South Australia (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pete Hoffman, American cartoonist (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ilja Hurník, Czech playwright and composer (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Fred Katz, American cellist and composer (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Kwon Ri-se, South Korean singer (b. 1991)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jack Cristil, American sportscaster and radio host (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Raul M. Gonzalez, Filipino lawyer and politician, 42nd Filipino Secretary of Justice (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Yoshiko Ōtaka, Chinese-Japanese actress, singer, and politician (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Harold Shipp, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Dickie Moore, American actor (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Candida Royalle, American porn actress, director, and producer (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Guillermo Rubalcaba, Cuban pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Voula Zouboulaki, Greek actress (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Mac Miller, American rapper (b. 1992)

Deaths2 years ago

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