Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Auditor's Day can fall, while September 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in September. (Church of Scientology)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Day of the Workers in the Oil, Gas, Power, and Geological Industry can fall, while September 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Saturday in September. (Turkmenistan)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Grandparents Day (Estonia) can fall, while September 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in September. (Estonia)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Mid-Autumn Festival can fall, while October 8 is the latest; celebrated on the 15th day in the 8th month of Chinese calendar. (China, Chinese diaspora)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Turkmen Bakhshi Day can fall, while September 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in September. (Turkmenistan)

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Holidays and observances

Feast of 'Izzat – First day of the tenth month of the Bahá'í calendar. (Bahá'í Faith)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Macedonia from Yugoslavia in 1991.

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Holidays and observances

Martyrs' Day (Afghanistan) (date may fall on September 9, follows a non-Gregorian calendar)

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Victory Day, also the feast of Our Lady of Victories or il-Vittorja (Malta)

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Holidays and observances

Christian Feast Day

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Events

617 - Battle of Huoyi: Li Yuan defeats a Sui dynasty army, opening the path to his capture of the imperial capital Chang'an and the eventual establishment of the Tang dynasty.

Events

1100 - Election of Antipope Theodoric.

Events920 years ago

1198 - Philip of Swabia, Prince of Hohenstaufen, is crowned King of Germany (King of the Romans)

Events822 years ago
Events767 years ago

1264 - The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Bolesław the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.

Events756 years ago

1276 - Pope John XXI is chosen.

Events744 years ago

1331 - Stefan Dušan declares himself king of Serbia.

Events689 years ago

1380 - Battle of Kulikovo: Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.

Events640 years ago

1504 - Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.

Events516 years ago

1514 - Battle of Orsha: In one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army.

Events506 years ago

1522 - Magellan–Elcano circumnavigation: Victoria arrives at Seville, technically completing the first circumnavigation.

Events498 years ago

1551 - The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil.

Events469 years ago

1565 - St. Augustine, Florida is founded by Spanish admiral and Florida's first governor, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.

Events455 years ago

1565 - The Knights of Malta lift the Ottoman siege of Malta that began on May 18.

Events455 years ago

1612 - The foundation day in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil.

Events408 years ago

1655 - Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge, making it the first time the city is captured by a foreign army.

Events365 years ago

1727 - A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.

Events293 years ago

1756 - French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition.

Events264 years ago
Events259 years ago

1775 - The unsuccessful Rising of the Priests in Malta.

Events245 years ago

1781 - American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, the war's last significant battle in the Southern theater, ends in a narrow British tactical victory.

Events239 years ago

1796 - French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Bassano: French forces defeat Austrian troops at Bassano del Grappa.

Events224 years ago

1810 - The Tonquin sets sail from New York Harbor with 33 employees of John Jacob Astor's newly created Pacific Fur Company on board. After a six-month journey around the tip of South America, the ship arrives at the mouth of the Columbia River and Astor's men establish the fur-trading town of Astoria, Oregon.

Events210 years ago

1831 - William IV and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Events189 years ago

1831 - November uprising: The Battle of Warsaw effectively ends the Polish insurrection.

Events189 years ago

1860 - The steamship PS Lady Elgin sinks on Lake Michigan, with the loss of around 300 lives.

Events160 years ago

1862 - Millennium of Russia monument is unveiled in Novgorod.

Events158 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: In the Second Battle of Sabine Pass, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas.

Events157 years ago

1883 - The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was completed in a ceremony at Gold Creek, Montana. Former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in an event attended by rail and political luminaries.

Events137 years ago

1888 - Isaac Peral's submarine is first tested.

Events132 years ago

1888 - In London, the body of Jack the Ripper's second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found.

Events132 years ago

1888 - In England, the first six Football League matches are played.

Events132 years ago

1892 - The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.

Events128 years ago

1900 - Galveston hurricane: A powerful hurricane hits Galveston, Texas killing about 8,000 people.

Events120 years ago

1905 - The 7.2 MwCalabria earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing between 557 and 2,500 people.

Events115 years ago

1914 - World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.

Events106 years ago

1916 - In a bid to prove that women were capable of serving as military dispatch riders, Augusta and Adeline Van Buren arrive in Los Angeles, completing a 60-day, 5,500 mile cross-country trip on motorcycles.

Events104 years ago

1921 - Margaret Gorman, a 16-year-old, wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.

Events99 years ago

1923 - Honda Point disaster: Nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost, and twenty-three sailors killed.

Events97 years ago

1925 - Rif War: Spanish forces including troops from the Foreign Legion under Colonel Francisco Franco landing at Al Hoceima, Morocco.

Events95 years ago

1926 - Germany is admitted to the League of Nations.

Events94 years ago

1930 - 3M begins marketing Scotch transparent tape.

Events90 years ago

1933 - Ghazi bin Faisal became King of Iraq.

Events87 years ago

1934 - Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner SS Morro Castle kills 137 people.

Events86 years ago

1935 - US Senator from Louisiana Huey Long is fatally shot in the Louisiana State Capitol building.

Events85 years ago

1941 - World War II: German forces begin the Siege of Leningrad.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: The O.B.S. (German General Headquarters for the Mediterranean zone) is attacked in an air raid on Frascati.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the armistice with Italy.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: London is hit by a V-2 rocket for the first time.

Events76 years ago

1945 - The division of Korea begins when United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier.

Events75 years ago

1946 - The referendum abolishes the monarchy in Bulgaria.

Events74 years ago

1952 - The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.

Events68 years ago

1954 - The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established.

Events66 years ago

1960 - In Huntsville, Alabama, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicates the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA had already activated the facility on July 1).

Events60 years ago

1962 - Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, BR Standard Class 9F 92220 Evening Star.

Events58 years ago

1966 - The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, "The Man Trap".

Events54 years ago

1970 - Trans International Airlines Flight 863 crashes during takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, killing all 11 aboard.

Events50 years ago

1971 - In Washington, D.C., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inaugurated, with the opening feature being the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.

Events49 years ago

1974 - Watergate scandal: US President Gerald Ford signs the pardon of Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.

Events46 years ago

1975 - Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline "I Am A Homosexual". He is given a general discharge, later upgraded to honorable.

Events45 years ago

1978 - Black Friday, a massacre by soldiers against protesters in Tehran, results in 700–3000 deaths, it marks the beginning of the end of the monarchy in Iran.

Events42 years ago

1988 - Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.

Events32 years ago

1989 - Partnair Flight 394 dives into the North Sea, killing 55 people. The investigation showed that the tail of the plane vibrated loose in flight due to sub-standard connecting bolts that had been fraudulently sold as aircraft-grade.

Events31 years ago

1991 - The Republic of Macedonia becomes independent.

Events29 years ago

1994 - USAir Flight 427, on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard, resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry.

Events26 years ago

2004 - NASA's unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.

Events16 years ago

2005 - Two Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft from EMERCOM land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.

Events15 years ago

2016 - NASA launches OSIRIS-REx, its first asteroid sample return mission. The probe will visit 101955 Bennu and is expected to return with samples in 2023.

Events4 years ago

Births

Births

801 - Ansgar, German archbishop and saint (d. 865)

Births

828 - Ali al-Hadi, Hijazi (Western Arabian), 10th of the Twelve Imams (d. 868)

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1380 - Bernardino of Siena, Italian priest, missionary, and saint (d. 1444)

Births640 years ago

1413 - Catherine of Bologna, Italian nun and saint (d. 1463)

Births607 years ago

1442 - John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander and politician, Lord Great Chamberlain of England (d. 1513)

Births578 years ago

1462 - Henry Medwall, first known English vernacular dramatist (d. 1501)

Births558 years ago

1474 - Ludovico Ariosto, Italian playwright and poet (d. 1533)

Births546 years ago

1515 - Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish priest and scholar (d. 1585)

Births505 years ago

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

Births432 years ago

1593 - Toyotomi Hideyori, Japanese nobleman (d. 1615)

Births427 years ago

1611 - Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German scholar and critic (d. 1671)

Births409 years ago

1621 - Louis, Grand Condé, French general (d. 1686)

Births399 years ago
Births387 years ago

1672 - Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (d. 1703)

Births348 years ago

1698 - François Francoeur, French violinist and composer (d. 1787)

Births322 years ago

1742 - Ozias Humphry, English painter and academic (d. 1810)

Births278 years ago

1749 - Yolande de Polastron, French educator (d. 1793)

Births271 years ago

1750 - Tanikaze Kajinosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 4th Yokozuna (d. 1795)

Births270 years ago

1752 - Carl Stenborg, Swedish opera singer, actor, and director (d. 1813)

Births268 years ago

1767 - August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet and critic (d. 1845)

Births253 years ago

1774 - Anne Catherine Emmerich, German nun and mystic (d. 1824)

Births246 years ago

1779 - Mustafa IV, Ottoman sultan (d. 1808)

Births241 years ago

1783 - N. F. S. Grundtvig, Danish pastor, philosopher, and author (d. 1872)

Births237 years ago

1804 - Eduard Mörike, German pastor, poet, and academic (d. 1875)

Births216 years ago

1814 - Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French archaeologist, ethnographer, and historian (d. 1874)

Births206 years ago

1815 - Giuseppina Strepponi, Italian soprano and educator (d. 1897)

Births205 years ago

1822 - Karl von Ditmar, German geologist and explorer (d. 1892)

Births198 years ago

1824 - Jaime Nunó, Spanish-American composer, conductor, and director (d. 1908)

Births196 years ago

1828 - Joshua Chamberlain, American general and politician, 32nd Governor of Maine (d. 1914)

Births192 years ago

1828 - Clarence Cook, American author and critic (d. 1900)

Births192 years ago

1830 - Frédéric Mistral, French poet and lexicographer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)

Births190 years ago

1831 - Wilhelm Raabe, German author and painter (d. 1910)

Births189 years ago

1841 - Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer and academic (d. 1904)

Births179 years ago

1846 - Paul Chater, Indian-Hong Kong businessman and politician (d. 1926)

Births174 years ago

1851 - John Jenkins, American-Australian businessman and politician, 22nd Premier of South Australia (d. 1923)

Births169 years ago

1852 - Gojong of Korea (d. 1919)

Births168 years ago

1857 - Georg Michaelis, German academic and politician, 6th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936)

Births163 years ago

1863 - Mary of the Divine Heart, German nun and saint (d. 1899)

Births157 years ago

1863 - W.W. Jacobs, English novelist and short story writer (d. 1943)

Births157 years ago

1867 - Alexander Parvus, Belarusian-German theoretician and activist (d. 1924)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Seth Weeks, American mandolin player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1953)

Births152 years ago

1869 - José María Pino Suárez, Mexican politician, Vice President of Mexico, murdered in a military coup (d. 1913)

Births151 years ago

1871 - Samuel McLaughlin, Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded the McLaughlin Carriage Company (d. 1972)

Births149 years ago

1872 - James William McCarthy, American judge (d. 1939)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Alfred Jarry, French author and playwright (d. 1907)

Births147 years ago

1873 - David O. McKay, American religious leader, 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1970)

Births147 years ago

1876 - Inez Knight Allen, Mormon missionary and Utah politician (d. 1937)

Births144 years ago

1881 - Harry Hillman, American runner and hurdler (d. 1945)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Refik Saydam, Turkish physician and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 1942)

Births139 years ago

1884 - Théodore Pilette, Belgian race car driver (d. 1921)

Births136 years ago

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

Births134 years ago

1886 - Ninon Vallin, French soprano and actress (d. 1961)

Births134 years ago

1889 - Robert A. Taft, American lawyer and politician (d. 1953)

Births131 years ago

1894 - John Samuel Bourque, Canadian soldier and politician (d. 1974)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and critic (d. 1947)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Howard Dietz, American publicist and songwriter (d. 1983)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1933)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Tilly Devine, English-Australian organised crime boss (d. 1970)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Claude Pepper, American lawyer and politician (d. 1989)

Births120 years ago

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

Births119 years ago

1903 - Jane Arbor, English author (d. 1994)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Andrei Kirilenko, Russian engineer and politician (d. 1990)

Births114 years ago

1907 - William Wentworth, Australian economist and politician, 11th Australian Minister for Human Services (d. 2003)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Józef Noji, Polish runner (d. 1943)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor and director (d. 1994)

Births110 years ago

1914 - Patriarch Demetrios I of Constantinople (d. 1991)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Denys Lasdun, English architect, designed the Royal National Theatre (d. 2001)

Births106 years ago

1915 - N. V. M. Gonzalez, Filipino novelist, poet, and writer (d. 1999)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Jan Sedivka, Czech-Australian violinist and educator (d. 2009)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Derek Barton, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Gianni Brera, Italian journalist and author (d. 1992)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Maria Lassnig, Austrian painter and academic (d. 2014)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Harry Secombe, Welsh-English actor (d. 2001)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Sid Caesar, American comic actor and writer (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Lyndon LaRouche, American politician and activist, founded the LaRouche movement (d. 2019)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet (d. 2003)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Wilbur Ware, American double-bassist (d. 1979)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Wendell H. Ford, American lieutenant and politician, 53rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Marie-Claire Kirkland, American-Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2016)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Grace Metalious, American author (d. 1964)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Mimi Parent, Canadian-Swiss painter (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Jacqueline Ceballos, American activist, founded the Veteran Feminists of America

Births95 years ago

1925 - Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (d. 1980)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer-songwriter, poet, and director (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Harlan Howard, American songwriter (d. 2002)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Robert L. Rock, American soldier and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Marguerite Frank, American-French mathematician

Births93 years ago

1929 - Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor

Births91 years ago

1930 - Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Vietnamese general and politician, 16th Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Marion Brown, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2010)

Births89 years ago

1931 - John Garrett, English soldier and politician (d. 2007)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Patsy Cline, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1963)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Asha Bhosle, Indian singer

Births87 years ago

1933 - Michael Frayn, English author and playwright

Births87 years ago

1933 - Jeffrey Koo Sr., Taiwanese banker and businessman (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Eric Salzman, American composer, producer, and critic (d. 2017)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Maigonis Valdmanis, Latvian basketball player and coach (d. 1999)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Rodrigue Biron, Canadian politician

Births86 years ago

1934 - Ross Brown, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Peter Maxwell Davies, English composer and conductor (d. 2016)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Bernard Donoughue, Baron Donoughue, English academic and politician

Births86 years ago

1936 - Roy Newman, English admiral

Births84 years ago

1937 - Edna Adan Ismail, Somaliland politician and activist

Births83 years ago

1937 - Barbara Frum, American-Canadian journalist (d. 1992)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Archie Goodwin, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Adrian Cronauer, American sergeant and radio host (d. 2018)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Kenichi Horie, Japanese sailor

Births82 years ago

1938 - Sam Nunn, American lawyer and politician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Carsten Keller, German field hockey player and coach

Births81 years ago

1939 - Guitar Shorty, American singer and guitarist

Births81 years ago

1940 - Quentin L. Cook, American religious leader

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jerzy Robert Nowak, Polish historian and journalist

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jack Prelutsky, American author and poet

Births80 years ago

1941 - Bernie Sanders, American politician

Births79 years ago

1942 - Brian Cole, American bass player (d. 1972)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Judith Hann, English journalist and author

Births78 years ago

1942 - Sal Valentino, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Adelaide C. Eckardt, American academic and politician

Births77 years ago

1944 - Peter Bellamy, English singer-songwriter (d. 1991)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Margaret Hodge, English economist and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer and coach (d. 2011)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Lem Barney, American football player

Births75 years ago

1945 - Kelly Groucutt, English bass player (d. 2009)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 1973)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Vinko Puljić, Croatian cardinal

Births75 years ago

1945 - Rogie Vachon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births75 years ago

1946 - L. C. Greenwood, American football player (d. 2013)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Aziz Sancar, Turkish-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births74 years ago

1947 - Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Halldór Ásgrímsson, Icelandic accountant and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 2015)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Benjamin Orr, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2000)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Marianne Wiggins, American author

Births73 years ago

1948 - Great Kabuki, Japanese wrestler

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Edward Hinds, English physicist and academic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Ian Davidson, Scottish lawyer and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Zachary Richard, American singer-songwriter and poet

Births70 years ago

1950 - Mike Simpson, American dentist and politician

Births70 years ago

1951 - Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (d. 1996)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Tom Gullikson, American tennis player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - John McDonnell, English politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dezső Ránki, Hungarian pianist

Births69 years ago

1952 - Will Lee, American bass player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Geoff Miller, English cricketer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Graham Mourie, New Zealand rugby player

Births68 years ago

1953 - Pascal Greggory, French actor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Stein-Erik Olsen, Norwegian guitarist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Mark Lindsay Chapman, English actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Ruby Bridges, American civil rights activist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Michael Shermer, American historian, author, and academic, founded The Skeptics Society

Births66 years ago

1955 - David O'Halloran, Australian footballer (d. 2013)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Terry Tempest Williams, American environmentalist and author

Births65 years ago

1956 - Mick Brown, American drummer

Births64 years ago

1956 - David Carr, American journalist and author (d. 2015)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Maurice Cheeks, American basketball player and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Stefan Johansson, Swedish race car driver

Births64 years ago

1957 - Walt Easley, American football player (d. 2013)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Bart Batten, American wrestler

Births62 years ago

1958 - Brad Batten, American wrestler (d. 2014)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Michael Lardie, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer

Births62 years ago

1960 - Aimee Mann, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births60 years ago

1960 - David Steele, English bass player and songwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Aguri Suzuki, Japanese race car driver

Births60 years ago

1961 - Timothy Well, American wrestler (d. 2017)

Births59 years ago

1962 - Solomon Linda, South African singer-songwriter (b. 1909)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Alexandros Alexiou, Greek footballer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Daniel Wolpert, American scientist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Michael Johns, American businessman and political activist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Raven, American wrestler

Births56 years ago

1965 - Darlene Zschech, Australian singer-songwriter and pastor

Births55 years ago

1965 - Tutilo Burger, German Benedictine monk and abbot

Births55 years ago

1966 - Peter Furler, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Eerik-Niiles Kross, Estonian politician and diplomat

Births53 years ago

1967 - James Packer, Australian businessman

Births53 years ago

1967 - Kimberly Peirce, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Wolfram Klein, German footballer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Ray Wilson, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births52 years ago

1969 - Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Chris Powell, English footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and manager (d. 2011)

Births51 years ago

1970 - Neko Case, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Paul DiPietro, Canadian-Swiss ice hockey player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Nidal Malik Hasan, American soldier, psychiatrist, and mass murderer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Latrell Sprewell, American basketball player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Lodi, American wrestler

Births50 years ago

1970 - Andy Ward, Irish rugby player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - John Welborn, Australian rugby player

Births50 years ago

1971 - David Arquette, American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and wrestler

Births49 years ago

1971 - Martin Freeman, English actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Lachlan Murdoch, English-Australian businessman

Births49 years ago

1971 - Dustin O'Halloran, American pianist and composer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Daniel Petrov, Bulgarian boxer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Pierre Sévigny, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Markus Babbel, German footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Os du Randt, South African rugby player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, American radio and television host

Births48 years ago

1973 - Khamis Al-Dosari, Saudi Arabian footballer (d. 2020)

Births47 years ago

1973 - Gabrial McNair, American saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Troy Sanders, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Marios Agathokleous, Cypriot footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-American director and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Braulio Luna, Mexican footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Rick Michaels, American wrestler

Births46 years ago

1975 - Lee Eul-yong, South Korean footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Richard Hughes, English drummer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Chris Latham, Australian rugby player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Elena Likhovtseva, Russian tennis player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Larenz Tate, American actor, director, and producer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Gerald Drummond, Costa Rican footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jervis Drummond, Costa Rican footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sjeng Schalken, Dutch tennis player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jay McKee, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Gerard Autet, Spanish footballer and manager

Births42 years ago

1978 - Emanuele Ferraro, Italian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Gil Meche, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Angela Rawlings, Canadian-American author and poet

Births42 years ago

1978 - Rebel, American wrestler

Births42 years ago

1979 - Pink, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births41 years ago

1981 - Kate Abdo, English journalist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Selim Benachour, Tunisian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Māris Ļaksa, Latvian basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Morten Gamst Pedersen, Norwegian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor

Births39 years ago

1982 - Travis Daniels, American football player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Kate Beaton, Canadian cartoonist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Diego Benaglio, Swiss footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Will Blalock, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Chris Judd, Australian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Wali Lundy, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Lewis Roberts-Thomson, Australian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Sarah Stup, American writer and autism activist

Births37 years ago

1984 - Bobby Parnell, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Vitaly Petrov, Russian race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jürgen Säumel, Austrian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Tiago Treichel, Brazilian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Peter Whittingham, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Tomasz Jodłowiec, Polish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Brett Anderson, Australian rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Carlos Bacca, Colombian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Matt Grothe, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Dan Hunt, Australian rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1986 - João Moutinho, Portuguese footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kirill Nababkin, Russian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian skier

Births33 years ago

1987 - Danielle Frenkel, Israeli high jumper

Births33 years ago

1987 - Wiz Khalifa, Haitian rapper and actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Illya Marchenko, Ukrainian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Marcel Nguyen, German gymnast

Births33 years ago

1988 - Arrelious Benn, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Chantal Jones, American model and actress

Births32 years ago

1988 - Rie Kaneto, Japanese swimmer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Gylfi Sigurðsson, Icelandic footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Avicii, Swedish electronic musician (d. 2018)

Births31 years ago

1990 - Matt Barkley, American football player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Tokelo Rantie, South African footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Musa Nizam, Turkish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jos Buttler, English cricketer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Ignacio González, Mexican footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Joe Sugg, British vlogger

Births29 years ago

1992 - Nino Niederreiter, Swiss ice hockey player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kilian Pruschke, German footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Will Bosisto, Australian cricketer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Marco Benassi, Italian footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Cameron Dallas, American Internet personality

Births26 years ago

1995 - Ellie Black, Canadian gymnast

Births25 years ago

1998 - Matheus Leist, Brazilian race car driver

Births22 years ago

2000 - Brennan Malone, American baseball pitcher

Births20 years ago

Deaths

394 - Arbogast, Frankish general

Deaths

701 - Pope Sergius I (b. 650)

Deaths

780 - Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine emperor (b. 750)

Deaths
Deaths920 years ago

1306 - Sir Simon Fraser, Scottish knight, hung drawn and quartered by the English

Deaths714 years ago
Deaths623 years ago
Deaths595 years ago

1539 - John Stokesley, English bishop (b. 1475)

Deaths481 years ago

1555 - Saint Thomas of Villanueva, Spanish bishop and saint(b. 1488)

Deaths465 years ago

1560 - Amy Robsart, English noblewoman (b. 1536)

Deaths460 years ago

1613 - Carlo Gesualdo, Italian lute player and composer (b. 1566)

Deaths407 years ago

1637 - Robert Fludd, English physician, mathematician, and cosmologist (b. 1574)

Deaths383 years ago

1644 - John Coke, English civil servant and politician (b. 1563)

Deaths376 years ago

1644 - Francis Quarles, English poet and author (b. 1592)

Deaths376 years ago

1645 - Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish poet and politician (b. 1580)

Deaths375 years ago

1656 - Joseph Hall, English bishop (b. 1574)

Deaths364 years ago

1682 - Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish mathematician and philosopher (b. 1606)

Deaths338 years ago

1721 - Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1686)

Deaths299 years ago

1755 - Ephraim Williams, American soldier and philanthropist (b. 1715)

Deaths265 years ago

1761 - Bernard Forest de Bélidor, French mathematician and engineer (b. 1698)

Deaths259 years ago

1780 - Enoch Poor, American general (b. 1736)

Deaths240 years ago

1784 - Ann Lee, English-American religious leader (b. 1736)

Deaths236 years ago

1811 - Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist and botanist (b. 1741)

Deaths209 years ago

1831 - John Aitken, Scottish-American publisher (b. 1745)

Deaths189 years ago

1853 - Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar, co-founded the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (b. 1813)

Deaths167 years ago

1882 - Joseph Liouville, French mathematician and academic (b. 1809)

Deaths138 years ago

1916 - Friedrich Baumfelder, German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1836)

Deaths104 years ago

1894 - Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician and physicist (b. 1821)

Deaths126 years ago

1909 - Vere St. Leger Goold, Irish tennis player (b. 1853)

Deaths111 years ago

1933 - Faisal I of Iraq (b. 1883)

Deaths87 years ago

1935 - Carl Weiss, American physician (b. 1906)

Deaths85 years ago

1940 - Hemmo Kallio, Finnish actor (b. 1863)

Deaths80 years ago

1942 - Rıza Nur, Turkish surgeon and politician (b. 1879)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Julius Fučík, Czech journalist (b. 1903)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor (b. 1881)

Deaths76 years ago

1949 - Richard Strauss, German composer and manager (b. 1864)

Deaths71 years ago

1954 - André Derain, French painter and sculptor (b. 1880)

Deaths66 years ago

1963 - Maurice Wilks, English engineer and businessman (d. 1904)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Dorothy Dandridge, American actress and singer (b. 1922)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 - Hermann Staudinger, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - Bud Collyer, American game show host (b. 1908)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and activist (b. 1868)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Percy Spencer, American engineer, invented the microwave oven (b. 1894)

Deaths50 years ago

1974 - Wolfgang Windgassen, French-German tenor (b. 1914)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Zero Mostel, American actor and comedian (b. 1915)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Willard Libby, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian guru, philosopher, and educator (b. 1897)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Roy Wilkins, American journalist and activist (b. 1901)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Antonin Magne, French cyclist (b. 1904)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - John Franklin Enders, American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

Deaths35 years ago

1990 - Denys Watkins-Pitchford, English author and illustrator (b. 1905)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Alex North, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)

Deaths29 years ago

1997 - Derek Taylor, English journalist and author (b. 1932)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Moondog, American-German singer-songwriter, drummer, and poet (b. 1916)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Michalis Kounelis, Greek violinist (b. 1928)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Bill Ricker, Canadian entomologist and author (b. 1908)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Laurie Williams, Jamaican cricketer (b. 1968)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Leni Riefenstahl, German actress, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Frank Thomas, American animator, voice actor, and screenwriter (b. 1913)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer, footballer, and manager (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Donald Horne, Australian journalist, author, and critic (b. 1921)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Hilda Bernstein, English-South African author and activist (b. 1915)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Peter Brock, Australian race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1945)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Vincent Serventy, Australian ornithologist, conservationist, and author (b. 1916)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Ralph Plaisted, American explorer (b. 1927)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Aage Bohr, Danish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Mike Bongiorno, American-Italian television host (b. 1924)

Deaths11 years ago

2012 - Ronald Hamowy, Canadian historian and academic (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bill Moggridge, English-American designer, author, and educator, co-founded IDEO (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Goose Gonsoulin, American football player (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Don Reichert, Canadian painter and photographer (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jean Véronis, French linguist, computer scientist, and blogger (b. 1955)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Marvin Barnes, American basketball player (b. 1952)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - S. Truett Cathy, American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sean O'Haire, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kick-boxer (b. 1971)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (b. 1910)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gerald Wilson, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - George Zuverink, American baseball player (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Joaquín Andújar, Dominican baseball player (b. 1952)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Andrew Kohut, American political scientist and academic (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tyler Sash, American football player (b. 1988)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Joost Zwagerman, Dutch author and poet (b. 1963)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Hannes Arch, Austrian race pilot (b. 1967)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Dragiša Pešić, Montenegrin politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1954)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Prince Buster, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1938)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Pierre Bergé, French businessman (b. 1930)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Blake Heron, American actor (b. 1982)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Jerry Pournelle, American author and journalist (b. 1933)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Ljubiša Samardžić, Serbian actor and director (b. 1936)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Don Williams, American musician (b. 1939)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Gennadi Gagulia, Prime Minister of Abkhazia (b. 1948)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Chelsi Smith, American singer and beauty pageant winner (b. 1973)

Deaths2 years ago

In Literature

Daniel Defoe published an pamphlet entitled "A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal the Next Day after her Death to One Mrs. Bargrave at Canterbury the 8th of September, 1705", purporting to document the details of the encounter between the living Mrs. Bargrave and the ghost of her dead neighbor Mrs. Veal.