Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Chrysanthemum Day or Kiku no Sekku (Japan)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day or Republic Day, celebrates the proclamation of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) in 1948.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Tajikistan), celebrates the independence of Tajikistan from USSR in 1991.

Holidays and observances

Martyrs' Day (Afghanistan) (date may fall on September 8, follows a non-Gregorian calendar, see List of observances set by the Solar Hijri calendar)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

9 AD - Arminius' alliance of six Germanic tribes ambushes and annihilates three Roman legions of Publius Quinctilius Varus in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

Events

337 - Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans succeed their father Constantine I as co-emperors. The Roman Empire is divided between the three Augusti.

Events

533 - A Byzantine army of 15,000 men under Belisarius lands at Caput Vada (modern Tunisia) and marches to Carthage.

Events
Events1020 years ago

1087 - William Rufus becomes King of England, taking the title William II, (reigned until 1100).

Events933 years ago

1141 - Yelü Dashi, the Liao dynasty general who founded the Qara Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan.

Events879 years ago

1320 - In the Battle of Saint George, the Byzantines under Andronikos Asen ambush and defeat the forces of the Principality of Achaea, securing possession of Arcadia.

Events700 years ago

1488 - Anne becomes sovereign Duchess of Brittany, becoming a central figure in the struggle for influence that leads to the union of Brittany and France.

Events532 years ago

1493 - Battle of Krbava Field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the invasion by the Ottoman Empire.

Events527 years ago

1513 - James IV of Scotland is defeated and dies in the Battle of Flodden, ending Scotland's involvement in the War of the League of Cambrai.

Events507 years ago

1543 - Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

Events477 years ago

1561 - The ultimately unsuccessful Colloquy of Poissy opens in an effort to reconcile French Catholics and Protestants.

Events459 years ago
Events281 years ago

1776 - The Continental Congress officially names its union of states the United States.

Events244 years ago

1791 - Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.

Events229 years ago

1801 - Alexander I of Russia confirms the privileges of Baltic provinces.

Events219 years ago

1839 - John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph.

Events181 years ago

1845 - Possible start of the Great Potato Famine.

Events175 years ago

1850 - California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.

Events170 years ago

1850 - The Compromise of 1850 transfers a third of Texas's claimed territory (now parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Wyoming) to federal control in return for the U.S. federal government assuming $10 million of Texas's pre-annexation debt.

Events170 years ago

1855 - Crimean War: The Siege of Sevastopol comes to an end when Russian forces abandon the city.

Events165 years ago
Events157 years ago

1892 - Amalthea, third moon of Jupiter is discovered by Edward Emerson Barnard.

Events128 years ago

1914 - World War I: The creation of the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade, the first fully mechanized unit in the British Army.

Events106 years ago

1922 - The Greco-Turkish War effectively ends with Turkish victory over the Greeks in Smyrna.

Events98 years ago
Events97 years ago

1924 - Hanapepe massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.

Events96 years ago

1936 - The crews of Portuguese Navy frigate NRP Afonso de Albuquerque and destroyer Dão mutinied against the Salazar dictatorship's support of General Franco's coup and declared their solidarity with the Spanish Republic.

Events84 years ago

1939 - World War II: The Battle of Hel begins, the longest-defended pocket of Polish Army resistance during the German invasion of Poland.

Events81 years ago

1939 - Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain's colonial government.

Events81 years ago

1940 - George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.

Events80 years ago
Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Allies land at Salerno and Taranto, Italy.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Fatherland Front takes power in Bulgaria through a military coup in the capital and armed rebellion in the country. A new pro-Soviet government is established.

Events76 years ago

1945 - Second Sino-Japanese War: The Empire of Japan formally surrenders to China.

Events75 years ago

1947 - First case of a computer bug being found: A moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.

Events73 years ago
Events72 years ago

1954 - The 6.7 MwChlef earthquake shakes northern Algeria with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). At least 1,243 people were killed and 5,000 were injured.

Events66 years ago

1956 - Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

Events64 years ago
Events55 years ago

1965 - Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion ($10–12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to cause over $1 billion in unadjusted damage.

Events55 years ago

1966 - The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Events54 years ago

1969 - In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government.

Events51 years ago

1970 - A British airliner is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and flown to Dawson's Field in Jordan.

Events50 years ago

1971 - The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, eventually resulting in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.

Events49 years ago

1972 - In Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovers a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.

Events48 years ago

1990 - Batticaloa massacre: Massacre of 184 Tamil civilians by the Sri Lankan Army in Batticaloa District.

Events30 years ago

1991 - Tajikistan declares independence from the Soviet Union.

Events29 years ago

1993 - Israeli–Palestinian peace process: The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.

Events27 years ago

2001 - Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan by two al-Qaeda assassins who claimed to be Arab journalists wanting an interview.

Events19 years ago

2002 - The Rafiganj train wreck happened in Bihar, India.

Events18 years ago

2009 - The Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, is ceremonially inaugurated.

Events11 years ago

2012 - The Indian space agency puts into orbit its heaviest foreign satellite yet, in a streak of 21 consecutive successful PSLV launches.

Events8 years ago

2012 - A wave of attacks kill more than 100 people and injure 350 others across Iraq.

Events8 years ago

2016 - The government of North Korea conducts its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test. World leaders condemn the act, with South Korea calling it "maniacal recklessness".

Events4 years ago

Births

214 - Aurelian, Roman emperor (d. 275)

Births

384 - Honorius, Roman emperor (d. 423)

Births
Births671 years ago

1427 - Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1464)

Births593 years ago

1466 - Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shōgun (d. 1523)

Births554 years ago
Births462 years ago

1585 - Cardinal Richelieu, French cardinal and politician (d. 1642)

Births435 years ago

1629 - Cornelis Tromp, Dutch general (d. 1691)

Births391 years ago
Births320 years ago

1711 - Thomas Hutchinson, English historian and politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1780)

Births309 years ago

1721 - Fredrik Henrik af Chapman, Swedish admiral and shipbuilder (d. 1808)

Births299 years ago

1731 - Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexican priest, historian, and scholar (d. 1787)

Births289 years ago

1737 - Luigi Galvani, Italian physician and physicist (d. 1798)

Births283 years ago

1754 - William Bligh, English admiral and politician, 4th Governor of New South Wales (d. 1817)

Births266 years ago

1755 - Benjamin Bourne, American judge and politician (d. 1808)

Births265 years ago

1777 - James Carr, American soldier and politician (d. 1818)

Births243 years ago

1778 - Clemens Brentano, German poet and author (d. 1842)

Births242 years ago

1789 - Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, Polish rabbi (d. 1866)

Births231 years ago

1807 - Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish-English archbishop and philologist (d. 1886)

Births213 years ago

1823 - Joseph Leidy, American paleontologist and academic (d. 1891)

Births197 years ago

1828 - Leo Tolstoy, Russian author and playwright (d. 1910)

Births192 years ago

1834 - Joseph Henry Shorthouse, English author (d. 1903)

Births186 years ago

1853 - Fred Spofforth, Australian-English cricketer and merchant (d. 1926)

Births167 years ago

1855 - Houston Stewart Chamberlain, English-German philosopher and author (d. 1927)

Births165 years ago

1863 - Herbert Henry Ball, English-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1943)

Births157 years ago

1868 - Mary Hunter Austin, American author, poet, and critic (d. 1934)

Births152 years ago

1873 - Max Reinhardt, Austrian-born American theater and film director (d. 1943)

Births147 years ago

1876 - Frank Chance, American baseball player and manager (d. 1924)

Births144 years ago

1877 - James Agate, English journalist, author, and critic (d. 1947)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Adelaide Crapsey, American poet and critic (d. 1914)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Arthur Fox, English-American fencer (d. 1958)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Sergio Osmeña, Filipino lawyer and politician, 4th President of the Philippines (d. 1961)

Births142 years ago

1885 - Miriam Licette, English soprano and educator (d. 1969)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Alf Landon, American lieutenant, banker, and politician, 26th Governor of Kansas (d. 1987)

Births133 years ago

1882 - Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)

Births138 years ago

1890 - Colonel Sanders, American businessman, founded KFC (d. 1980)

Births130 years ago

1894 - Arthur Freed, American composer and producer (d. 1973)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Humphrey Mitchell, Canadian trade union leader and politician, 14th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 1950)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Bert Oldfield, Australian cricketer and soldier (d. 1976)

Births126 years ago

1898 - Frankie Frisch, American baseball player and manager (d. 1973)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Neil Hamilton, American stage, film and television actor (d. 1984)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Waite Hoyt, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1984)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Bruno E. Jacob, American academic, founded the National Forensic League (d. 1979)

Births121 years ago

1900 - James Hilton, English-American author and screenwriter (d. 1954)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Lev Shankovsky, Ukrainian military historian (d. 1995)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Edward Upward, English author (d. 2009)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Phyllis A. Whitney, American author (d. 2008)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Feroze Khan, Indian-Pakistani field hockey player and coach (d. 2005)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Arthur Laing, Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs (d. 1975)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Joseph E. Levine, American film producer, founded Embassy Pictures (d. 1987)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Brahmarishi Hussain Sha, Indian philosopher and poet (d. 1981)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Ali Hadi Bara, Iranian-Turkish sculptor and educator (d. 1971)

Births114 years ago

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

Births113 years ago

1908 - Cesare Pavese, Italian poet and author (d. 1950)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese admiral (d. 1945)

Births112 years ago

1911 - Paul Goodman, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1972)

Births109 years ago

1911 - John Gorton, Australian lieutenant and politician, 19th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2002)

Births109 years ago

1914 - John Passmore, Australian philosopher and academic (d. 2004)

Births106 years ago

1918 - Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian lawyer and politician, 9th President of Italy (d. 2012)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Gottfried Dienst, Swiss footballer and referee (d. 1998)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Jimmy Snyder, American sportscaster (d. 1996)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Neil Chotem, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2008)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician and physicist (d. 1993)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Robert Wood Johnson III, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Bernard Bailyn, American historian, author, and academic

Births98 years ago

1922 - Hoyt Curtin, American composer and producer (d. 2000)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Hans Georg Dehmelt, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Manolis Glezos, Greek journalist and politician

Births98 years ago

1922 - Warwick Estevam Kerr, Brazilian geneticist, entomologist, and engineer

Births98 years ago

1923 - Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Cliff Robertson, American actor (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Jane Greer, American actress (d. 2001)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Russell M. Nelson, American captain, surgeon, and religious leader

Births96 years ago

1924 - Rik Van Steenbergen, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Louise Abeita, Isleta Pueblo (Native American) writer, poet, and educator (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Egyptian theologian and author

Births94 years ago

1927 - Elvin Jones, American drummer and bandleader (d. 2004)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Tatyana Zaslavskaya, Russian sociologist and economist (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Moses Anderson, American Roman Catholic bishop (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Sol LeWitt, American painter and sculptor (d. 2007)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Claude Nougaro, French singer-songwriter (d. 2004)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Francis Carroll, Australian archbishop

Births90 years ago

1931 - Robin Hyman, English author and publisher

Births89 years ago

1931 - Zoltán Latinovits, Hungarian actor and author (d. 1976)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ida Mae Martinez, American wrestler (d. 2010)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Shirley Summerskill, English physician and politician

Births89 years ago

1931 - Margaret Tyzack, English actress (d. 2011)

Births89 years ago

1934 - Nicholas Liverpool, Dominican lawyer and politician, 6th President of Dominica (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Sonia Sanchez, American poet, playwright, and activist

Births86 years ago

1935 - Gopal Baratham, Singaporean neurosurgeon and author (d. 2002)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Nadim Sawalha, Jordanian-born English actor

Births85 years ago

1935 - Chaim Topol, Israeli actor, singer, and producer

Births85 years ago

1936 - William Bradshaw, Baron Bradshaw, English academic and politician

Births84 years ago

1938 - John Davis, English anthropologist and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Jay Ward, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2012)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Ron McDole, American football player

Births81 years ago

1940 - Hugh Morgan, Australian businessman

Births80 years ago

1940 - Joe Negroni, American doo-wop singer (d. 1978)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Syed Abid Ali, Indian cricketer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1967)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist, created the C programming language (d. 2011)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Inez Foxx, American singer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Danny Kalb, American singer and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Frank Clark, English footballer, manager and chairman

Births77 years ago

1945 - Ton van Heugten, Dutch motocross racer (d. 2008)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Dee Dee Sharp, American singer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Doug Ingle, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births75 years ago

1946 - Jim Keays, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bruce Palmer, Canadian folk-rock bass player (d. 2004)

Births74 years ago

1947 - David Rosenboom, American composer and educator

Births73 years ago

1947 - Freddy Weller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - T. M. Wright, American author, poet, and illustrator (d. 2015)

Births73 years ago

1949 - John Curry, English figure skater (d. 1994)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Daniel Pipes, American historian and author

Births71 years ago

1949 - Joe Theismann, American football player and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1949 - Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesian general and politician, 6th President of Indonesia

Births71 years ago

1950 - Gogi Alauddin, Pakistani squash player and coach

Births70 years ago

1950 - John McFee, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Alexander Downer, Australian economist and politician, 34th Minister of Foreign Affairs for Australia

Births69 years ago

1951 - Tom Wopat, American actor and singer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Angela Cartwright, English-born American actress, author, and singer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Per Jørgensen, Norwegian singer and trumpet player

Births68 years ago

1952 - David A. Stewart, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Janet Fielding, Australian actress

Births67 years ago

1955 - John Kricfalusi, Canadian voice actor, animator, director, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1957 - Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French pianist and educator

Births63 years ago

1959 - Tom Foley, American baseball player and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Éric Serra, French composer and producer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Hugh Grant, English actor and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Bob Hartley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Bob Stoops, American football player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kimberly Willis Holt, American author

Births60 years ago

1963 - Chris Coons, American lawyer and politician

Births57 years ago

1963 - Roberto Donadoni, Italian footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Neil Fairbrother, English cricketer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Aleksandar Hemon, Bosnian-American author and critic

Births56 years ago

1964 - Skip Kendall, American golfer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Dan Majerle, American basketball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Marcel Peeper, Dutch footballer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Georg Hackl, German luger and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kevin Hatcher, American ice hockey player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Adam Sandler, American actor, screenwriter, and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Brian Smith, Australian-Irish rugby player and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - B. J. Armstrong, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Chris Caffery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mark Shrader, American wrestler

Births53 years ago

1967 - Akshay Kumar, Indian actor and producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jon Drummond, American sprinter and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Clive Mendonca, English footballer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Julia Sawalha, English actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Rachel Hunter, New Zealand model and actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Natasha Stott Despoja, Australian politician

Births51 years ago

1970 - Natalia Streignard, Spanish-Venezuelan actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Eric Stonestreet, American actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Henry Thomas, American actor and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Mike Hampton, American baseball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Natasha Kaplinsky, English journalist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jakko Jan Leeuwangh, Dutch speed skater

Births48 years ago

1972 - Miriam Oremans, Dutch tennis player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Xavi Pascual, Spanish professional basketball coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Félix Rodríguez, Dominican baseball player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Goran Višnjić, Croatian-American actor

Births48 years ago

1973 - Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Vikram Batra, Indian captain (d. 1999)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Shane Crawford, Australian footballer and television host

Births46 years ago

1974 - Marcos Curiel, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jun Kasai, Japanese wrestler

Births46 years ago

1974 - Gok Wan, English fashion stylist, author, and television host

Births46 years ago

1975 - Michael Bublé, Canadian singer-songwriter and actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Anton Oliver, New Zealand rugby player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Emma de Caunes, French actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - El Intocable, Mexican wrestler

Births44 years ago

1976 - Hanno Möttölä, Finnish basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Joey Newman, American composer and conductor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Aki Riihilahti, Finnish footballer and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kristoffer Rygg, Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Kyle Snyder, American baseball player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Fatih Tekke, Turkish footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1978 - Kurt Ainsworth, American baseball player and businessman, co-founded Marucci Sports

Births42 years ago

1978 - Shane Battier, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births42 years ago

1979 - Wayne Carlisle, Northern Irish footballer and coach

Births41 years ago

1979 - Nikki DeLoach, American actress and singer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Todd Coffey, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Václav Drobný, Czech footballer (d. 2012)

Births40 years ago

1980 - David Fa'alogo, New Zealand rugby league player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Michelle Williams, American actress

Births40 years ago

1981 - Julie Gonzalo, Argentine-American actress

Births39 years ago

1982 - John Kuhn, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Graham Onions, English cricketer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Eugênio Rômulo Togni, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Vitolo, Spanish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kyle Davies, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Edwin Jackson, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Cleveland Taylor, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Jaouad Akaddar, Moroccan footballer (d. 2012)

Births36 years ago

1984 - Brad Guzan, American soccer player

Births36 years ago

1984 - James Hildreth, English cricketer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Michalis Sifakis, Greek footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Martin Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Luka Modrić, Croatian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - J. R. Smith, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Michael Bowden, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Chamu Chibhabha, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Luc Mbah a Moute, Cameroonian basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Keith Yandle, American hockey player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Markus Jürgenson, Estonian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Alexis Palisson, French rugby player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Andrea Petkovic, German tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Danilo D'Ambrosio, Italian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Will Middlebrooks, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Alfonzo Dennard, American football player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Casey Hayward, American football player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Shaun Johnson, New Zealand rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Haley Reinhart, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - Andrew Smith, American basketball player (d. 2016)

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jordan Tabor, English footballer (d. 2014)

Births30 years ago

1991 - Hunter Hayes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births29 years ago

1991 - Oscar, Brazilian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Danilo Pereira, Bissauan-Portuguese footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Shannon Boyd, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Damian McGinty, Northern Irish actor and singer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kristiāns Pelšs, Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2013)

Births28 years ago

1993 - Cameron Cullen, Australian rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Crazy Mary Dobson, American wrestler

Births27 years ago

1993 - Ryōhei Katō, Japanese gymnast

Births27 years ago

1993 - Sharon van Rouwendaal, Dutch swimmer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Clinton Gutherson, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1997 - Billy Bainbridge, Australian rugby league player

Births23 years ago

Deaths

906 - Adalbert von Babenberg, Frankish nobleman

Deaths

1000 - Olaf I, king of Norway

Deaths1020 years ago

1031 - Gang Gam-chan, Korean general (b. 948)

Deaths989 years ago

1087 - William the Conqueror, English king (b. 1028)

Deaths933 years ago

1191 - Conrad II, duke of Bohemia

Deaths829 years ago

1271 - Yaroslav of Tver, Russian Grand Prince (b. 1230)

Deaths749 years ago

1282 - Ingrid of Skänninge, Swedish abbes and saint

Deaths738 years ago

1285 - Kunigunda of Halych, queen regent of Bohemia (b. 1245)

Deaths735 years ago

1398 - James I, king of Cyprus (b. 1334)

Deaths622 years ago

1435 - Robert Harling, English knight

Deaths585 years ago

1438 - Edward, king of Portugal (b. 1391)

Deaths582 years ago

1487 - Chenghua, emperor of China (b. 1447)

Deaths533 years ago

1488 - Francis II, duke of Brittany (b. 1433)

Deaths532 years ago

1513 - James IV, king of Scotland (b. 1473)

Deaths507 years ago

1513 - George Douglas, Scottish nobleman (b. 1469)

Deaths507 years ago

1513 - William Douglas of Glenbervie, Scottish nobleman (b. 1473)

Deaths507 years ago

1513 - William Graham, 1st Earl of Montrose, Scottish politician (b. 1464)

Deaths507 years ago

1513 - George Hepburn, Scottish bishop

Deaths507 years ago
Deaths507 years ago

1513 - Adam Hepburn of Craggis, Scottish nobleman

Deaths507 years ago

1513 - David Kennedy, 1st Earl of Cassilis, Scottish soldier (b. 1478)

Deaths507 years ago

1513 - Alexander Lauder of Blyth, Scottish politician

Deaths507 years ago

1513 - Alexander Stewart, Scottish archbishop (b. 1493)

Deaths507 years ago

1513 - Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox, Scottish politician (b. 1488)

Deaths507 years ago

1569 - Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Dutch painter (b. 1525)

Deaths451 years ago

1583 - Humphrey Gilbert, English explorer and politician (b. 1539)

Deaths437 years ago

1596 - Anna Jagiellon, Polish queen (b. 1523)

Deaths424 years ago
Deaths417 years ago

1611 - Eleanor de' Medici, Italian nobleman (b. 1567)

Deaths409 years ago

1612 - Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese daimyō (b. 1570)

Deaths408 years ago

1676 - Paul de Chomedey, Sieur de Maisonneuve, French soldier, founded Montreal (b. 1612)

Deaths344 years ago

1680 - Henry Marten, English lawyer and politician (b. 1602)

Deaths340 years ago

1755 - Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian and author (b. 1694)

Deaths265 years ago

1806 - William Paterson, Irish-American judge and politician, 2nd Governor of New Jersey (b. 1745)

Deaths214 years ago

1815 - John Singleton Copley, American-English colonial and painter (b. 1738)

Deaths205 years ago

1834 - James Weddell, Belgian-English sailor and navigator (b. 1787)

Deaths186 years ago

1841 - Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Swiss botanist, mycologist, and academic (b. 1778)

Deaths179 years ago

1891 - Jules Grévy, French politician, 4th President of the French Republic (b. 1813)

Deaths129 years ago

1893 - Friedrich Traugott Kützing, German pharmacist, botanist and phycologist (b. 1807)

Deaths127 years ago

1898 - Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet and critic (b. 1842)

Deaths122 years ago

1901 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter and illustrator (b. 1864)

Deaths119 years ago

1907 - Ernest Wilberforce, English bishop (b. 1840)

Deaths113 years ago

1909 - E. H. Harriman, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1848)

Deaths111 years ago

1910 - Lloyd Wheaton Bowers, American lawyer and politician, United States Solicitor General (b. 1859)

Deaths110 years ago

1915 - Albert Spalding, American baseball player, manager, and businessman, co-founded Spalding (b. 1850)

Deaths105 years ago

1934 - Roger Fry, English painter and critic (b. 1866)

Deaths86 years ago

1941 - Hans Spemann, German embryologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Carlo Bergamini, Italian admiral (b. 1888)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Charles McLean Andrews, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1863)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Max Ehrmann, American poet and lawyer (b. 1872)

Deaths75 years ago

1950 - Victor Hémery, French racing driver (b. 1876)

Deaths70 years ago

1955 - Carl Friedberg, German pianist and educator (b. 1872)

Deaths65 years ago

1958 - Charlie Macartney, Australian cricketer and soldier (b. 1886)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)

Deaths60 years ago

1969 - Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)

Deaths51 years ago

1975 - Johannes Brenner, Estonian footballer (b. 1906)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - John McGiver, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Mao Zedong, Chinese philosopher, academic, and politician, 1st Chairman of the Communist Party of China (b. 1893)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish linguist, poet, and author (b. 1892)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Jack L. Warner, Canadian-American production manager and producer, co-founded Warner Bros. (b. 1892)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Norrie Paramor, English composer, conductor, and producer (b. 1914)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - John Howard Griffin, American journalist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Robert Askin, Australian sergeant and politician, 32nd Premier of New South Wales (b. 1907)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b. 1901)

Deaths39 years ago

1985 - Neil Davis, Australian photographer and journalist (b. 1934)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Paul Flory, American chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Antonino Votto, Italian conductor (b. 1896)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Magda Tagliaferro, Brazilian pianist and educator (b. 1893)

Deaths34 years ago

1990 - Nicola Abbagnano, Italian philosopher and academic (b. 1901)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Samuel Doe, Liberian field marshal and politician, 21st President of Liberia (b. 1951)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Alexander Men, Russian priest and scholar (b. 1930)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Larry Noble, English comedian and actor (b. 1914)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Helen O'Connell, American singer (b. 1920)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Patrick O'Neal, American actor (b. 1927)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Bill Monroe, American singer-songwriter (b. 1911)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Richie Ashburn, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1927)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - John Hackett, Australian-English general and author (b. 1910)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Burgess Meredith, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Lucio Battisti, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Bill Cratty, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Arie de Vroet, Dutch footballer and manager (b. 1918)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (b. 1946)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Julian Critchley, English lawyer and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander and politician, Afghan Minister of Defense (b. 1953)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (b. 1908)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Don Willesee, Australian telegraphist and politician, 29th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1916)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ernie Ball, American guitarist and businessman (b. 1930)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Caitlin Clarke, American actress (b. 1952)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Gérard Brach, French director and screenwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Richard Burmer, American composer and engineer (b. 1955)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - William Bernard Ziff Jr., American businessman, founded Ziff Davis (b. 1930)

Deaths14 years ago

2012 - Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John McCarthy, Australian footballer (b. 1989)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mike Scarry, American football player and coach (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ron Tindall, English footballer and manager (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Sunila Abeysekera, Sri Lankan scholar and activist (b. 1952)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Alberto Bevilacqua, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Saul Landau, American journalist, director, and author (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Montserrat Abelló i Soler, Spanish poet and translator (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Firoza Begum, Bangladeshi singer (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Annemarie Bostroem, German poet, playwright, and songwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Einar H. Ingman Jr., American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - K. Kunaratnam, Sri Lankan physicist and academic (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

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