Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Christian feast days:Deiniol

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

Christian feast days:Sperandia

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Holidays and observances
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Holidays and observances

Enkutatash falls on this day if it is not a leap year. Celebrated on the first day of Mäskäräm. (Ethiopia, Rastafari)

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Holidays and observances

Nayrouz (Coptic Orthodox Church), September 12 on leap years.

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Holidays and observances
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Holidays and observances

Events

9 - Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends, where the Roman Empire suffers the greatest defeat of its history and the Rhine being established as the border between the Empire and the so-called barbarians for the next four hundred years.

Events

1185 - Isaac II Angelos kills Stephen Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronikos I Komnenos and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.

Events835 years ago

1226 - The first recorded instance of the Catholic practice of perpetual Eucharistic adoration formally begins in Avignon, France.

Events794 years ago

1297 - Battle of Stirling Bridge: Scots jointly led by William Wallace and Andrew Moray defeat the English.

Events723 years ago

1390 - Lithuanian Civil War (1389–92): The Teutonic Knights begin a five-week siege of Vilnius.

Events630 years ago

1541 - Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, led by Michimalonco.

Events479 years ago

1565 - Ottoman forces retreat from Malta ending the Great Siege of Malta.

Events455 years ago

1609 - Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.

Events411 years ago

1649 - Siege of Drogheda ends: Oliver Cromwell's English Parliamentarian troops take the town and execute its garrison.

Events371 years ago

1683 - Battle of Vienna: Coalition forces, including the famous winged Hussars, led by Polish King John III Sobieski lift the siege laid by Ottoman forces.

Events337 years ago

1697 - Battle of Zenta: a major engagement in the Great Turkish War (1683–1699) and one of the most decisive defeats in Ottoman history.

Events323 years ago

1708 - Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish Empire ceases to be a major power.

Events312 years ago

1709 - Battle of Malplaquet: Great Britain, Netherlands and Austria fight against France.

Events311 years ago

1714 - Siege of Barcelona: Barcelona, capital city of Catalonia, surrenders to Spanish and French Bourbon armies in the War of the Spanish Succession.

Events306 years ago

1758 - Battle of Saint Cast: France repels British invasion during the Seven Years' War.

Events262 years ago

1776 - British–American peace conference on Staten Island fails to stop nascent American Revolutionary War.

Events244 years ago

1777 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Brandywine: The British celebrate a major victory in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Events243 years ago

1780 - American Revolutionary War: Sugarloaf Massacre: A small detachment of militia from Northampton County are attacked by Native Americans and Loyalists near Little Nescopeck Creek.

Events240 years ago

1786 - The beginning of the Annapolis Convention.

Events234 years ago
Events231 years ago

1792 - The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house where they are stored.

Events228 years ago

1800 - The Maltese National Congress Battalions are disbanded by British Civil Commissioner Alexander Ball.

Events220 years ago

1802 - France annexes the Kingdom of Piedmont.

Events218 years ago

1803 - Battle of Delhi, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War, between British troops under General Lake, and Marathas of Scindia's army under General Louis Bourquin.

Events217 years ago

1813 - War of 1812: British troops arrive in Mount Vernon and prepare to march to and invade Washington, D.C..

Events207 years ago

1814 - War of 1812: The climax of the Battle of Plattsburgh, a major United States victory in the war.

Events206 years ago

1826 - Captain William Morgan, an ex-freemason is arrested in Batavia, New York for debt after declaring that he would publish The Mysteries of Free Masonry, a book against Freemasonry. This sets into motion the events that lead to his mysterious disappearance.

Events194 years ago

1829 - Surrender of the expedition led by Isidro Barradas at Tampico, sent by the Spanish crown to retake Mexico. This was the consummation of Mexico's campaign for independence.

Events191 years ago

1830 - Anti-Masonic Party convention; one of the first American political party conventions.

Events190 years ago

1836 - The Riograndense Republic is proclaimed by rebels after defeating Empire of Brazil's troops in the Battle of Seival, during the Ragamuffin War.

Events184 years ago

1851 - Christiana Resistance: Escaped slaves stand against their former owner in armed resistance in Christiana, Pennsylvania, creating a rallying cry for the abolitionist movement.

Events169 years ago

1852 - Outbreak of Revolution of September 11 resulting in the State of Buenos Aires declaring independence as a Republic.

Events168 years ago

1857 - The Mountain Meadows massacre: Mormon settlers and Paiutes massacre 120 pioneers at Mountain Meadows, Utah.

Events163 years ago

1897 - After months of pursuit, generals of Menelik II of Ethiopia capture Gaki Sherocho, the last king of Kaffa, bringing an end to that ancient kingdom.

Events123 years ago

1903 - The first race at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin is held. It is the oldest major speedway in the world.

Events117 years ago

1905 - The Ninth Avenue derailment occurs in New York City, killing 13.

Events115 years ago

1914 - World War I: Australia invades German New Guinea, defeating a German contingent at the Battle of Bita Paka.

Events106 years ago

1916 - The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11 men. The bridge previously collapsed completely on August 29, 1907.

Events104 years ago

1921 - Nahalal, the first moshav in Palestine, is settled as part of a Zionist plan of creating a Jewish state, later to be Israel.

Events99 years ago

1922 - The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.

Events98 years ago

1922 - The Sun News-Pictorial is founded in Melbourne, Australia.

Events98 years ago

1941 - Charles Lindbergh's Des Moines Speech accusing the British, Jews and FDR's administration of pressing for war with Germany.

Events79 years ago
Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Western Allied invasion of Germany begins near the city of Aachen.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: RAF bombing raid on Darmstadt and the following firestorm kill 11,500.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: Australian 9th Division forces liberate the Japanese-run Batu Lintang camp, a POW and civilian internment camp on the island of Borneo.

Events75 years ago

1950 - Korean War: President Harry S. Truman approved military operations north of the 38 parallel.

Events70 years ago

1954 - Hurricane Edna hits New England as a Category 2 hurricane, causing significant damage and 29 deaths.

Events66 years ago

1961 - Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state.

Events59 years ago

1965 - Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Army captures the town of Burki, just southeast of Lahore.

Events55 years ago

1968 - Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and six crew.

Events52 years ago

1970 - The Dawson's Field hijackers release 88 of their hostages. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.

Events50 years ago

1971 - The Egyptian Constitution becomes official.

Events49 years ago

1972 - The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system begins passenger service.

Events48 years ago

1973 - A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet exercises dictatorial power until ousted in a referendum in 1988, staying in power until 1990.

Events47 years ago

1973 - JAT Airways Flight 769 crashes into the Maganik mountain range while on approach to Titograd Airport, killing 35 passengers and six crew.

Events47 years ago

1974 - Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 crashes in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing 69 passengers and two crew.

Events46 years ago

1976 - A bomb planted by a Croatian terrorist, Zvonko Bušić, is found at New York's Grand Central Terminal; one NYPD officer is killed trying to defuse it.

Events44 years ago

1980 - Voters approve a new Constitution of Chile, later amended after the departure of President Pinochet.

Events40 years ago

1982 - The international forces that were guaranteeing the safety of Palestinian refugees following Israel's 1982 Invasion of Lebanon leave Beirut. Five days later, several thousand refugees are massacred in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps by Phalange forces.

Events38 years ago

1989 - Hungary announces that the East German refugees who had been housed in temporary camps were free to leave for West Germany.

Events31 years ago

1991 - Continental Express Flight 2574 crashes in Colorado County, Texas, near Eagle Lake, killing 11 passengers and three crew.

Events29 years ago

1992 - Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu.

Events28 years ago
Events23 years ago

1997 - After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament within the United Kingdom.

Events23 years ago

2001 - The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated suicide attacks killing 2,977 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Events19 years ago

2007 - Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of All Bombs.

Events13 years ago

2008 - A major Channel Tunnel fire breaks out on a freight train, resulting in the closure of part of the tunnel for six months.

Events12 years ago

2011 - The National September 11 Memorial & Museum opens on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Events9 years ago

2012 - A total of 315 people are killed in two garment factory fires in Pakistan.

Events8 years ago

2012 - The U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya is attacked, resulting in four deaths.

Events8 years ago

2015 - A crane collapses onto the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia, killing 111 people and injuring 394 others.

Events5 years ago

Births

600 - Yuknoom Ch'een II, Mayan ruler

Births

1182 - Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shōgun (d. 1204)

Births838 years ago

1318 - Eleanor of Lancaster, countess of Arundel (d. 1372)

Births702 years ago

1465 - Bernardo Accolti, Italian poet (d. 1536)

Births555 years ago

1470 - Martin Waldseemüller, German mapmaker (d. 1520)

Births550 years ago

1476 - Louise of Savoy (d. 1531)

Births544 years ago
Births526 years ago

1522 - Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian ornithologist and botanist (d. 1605)

Births498 years ago

1524 - Pierre de Ronsard, French poet and author (d. 1585)

Births496 years ago
Births495 years ago

1557 - Joseph Calasanz, Spanish priest and founder of Piarists (d. 1648)

Births463 years ago

1572 - Daniyal, Imperial Prince of the Royal House of Timur (d. 1604)

Births448 years ago

1578 - Vincenzo Maculani, Catholic cardinal (d. 1667)

Births442 years ago
Births409 years ago

1681 - Johann Gottlieb Heineccius, German academic and jurist (d. 1741)

Births339 years ago

1700 - James Thomson, Scottish poet and playwright (d. 1748)

Births320 years ago

1711 - William Boyce, English organist and composer (d. 1779)

Births309 years ago

1723 - Johann Bernhard Basedow, German author and educator (d. 1790)

Births297 years ago
Births269 years ago

1764 - Valentino Fioravanti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1837)

Births256 years ago

1771 - Mungo Park, Scottish surgeon and explorer (d. 1806)

Births249 years ago

1786 - Friedrich Kuhlau, German-Danish pianist and composer (d. 1832)

Births234 years ago

1798 - Franz Ernst Neumann, German mineralogist and physicist (d. 1895)

Births222 years ago

1800 - Daniel S. Dickinson, American lawyer and politician, 13th Lieutenant Governor of New York (d. 1866)

Births220 years ago

1816 - Carl Zeiss, German lens maker, created the Optical instrument (d. 1888)

Births204 years ago

1825 - Eduard Hanslick, Bohemian-Austrian musicologist and critic (d. 1904)

Births195 years ago

1829 - Thomas Hill, American painter (d. 1908)

Births191 years ago

1836 - Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American journalist, author, and explorer (d. 1870)

Births184 years ago

1838 - John Ireland, Irish-American archbishop (d. 1918)

Births182 years ago

1847 - Mary Watson Whitney, American astronomer and academic (d. 1921)

Births173 years ago

1859 - Vjenceslav Novak, Croatian author and playwright (d. 1905)

Births161 years ago

1860 - James Allan, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1934)

Births160 years ago

1861 - Juhani Aho, Finnish author and journalist (d. 1921)

Births159 years ago

1862 - Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, English field marshal and politician, 12th Governor General of Canada (d. 1935)

Births158 years ago

1862 - Hawley Harvey Crippen, American physician (d. 1910)

Births158 years ago

1862 - O. Henry, American short story writer (d. 1910)

Births158 years ago

1865 - Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (d. 1929)

Births155 years ago

1871 - Scipione Borghese, 10th Prince of Sulmona, Italian racing driver, mountaineer, and politician (d. 1927)

Births149 years ago

1876 - Stan Rowley, Australian sprinter (d. 1924)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Felix Dzerzhinsky, Polish-Russian academic and politician (d. 1926)

Births143 years ago

1877 - James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1946)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Louis Coatalen, French engineer (d. 1962)

Births141 years ago

1884 - Sudhamoy Pramanick, Indian activist and politician (d. 1974)

Births136 years ago

1885 - D. H. Lawrence, English novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1930)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Herbert Stothart, American composer and conductor (d. 1949)

Births135 years ago

1891 - William Thomas Walsh, American historian, author, and educator (d. 1949)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Douglas Hawkes, English-Greek racing driver and engineer (d. 1974)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Vinoba Bhave, Indian philosopher and Gandhian, Bharat Ratna Awardee (d. 1982)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Gerald Templer, English field marshal and politician, British High Commissioner in Malaya (d. 1979)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Philipp Bouhler, German politician (d. 1945)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Jimmie Davis, American singer-songwriter and politician, 47th Governor of Louisiana (d. 2000)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Anton Koolmann, Estonian wrestler and coach (d. 1953)

Births121 years ago

1901 - D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman, founded Gold Kist (d. 1999)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Theodor Adorno, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1969)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Stephen Etnier, American lieutenant and painter (d. 1984)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Karl Plutus, Estonian lawyer and jurist (d. 2010)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Lev Oborin, Russian pianist and educator (d. 1974)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Alvar Lidell, English journalist (d. 1981)

Births112 years ago

1911 - Lala Amarnath, Indian cricketer (d. 2000)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Bola de Nieve, Cuban singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1971)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Bear Bryant, American football player and coach (d. 1983)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Jacinto Convit, Venezuelan physician and academic (d. 2014)

Births107 years ago
Births106 years ago

1916 - Ed Sabol, American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (d. 2015)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Donald Blakeslee, American colonel and pilot (d. 2008)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Herbert Lom, Czech-born English actor (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino soldier, lawyer, and politician, 10th President of the Philippines (d. 1989)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Jessica Mitford, English-American journalist and author (d. 1996)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and horse breeder (d. 2001)

Births103 years ago

1921 - Leaford Bearskin, American tribal leader and colonel (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Edwin Richfield, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1990)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Betsy Drake, American actress (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Vasilije Mokranjac, Serbian composer and academic (d. 1984)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Daniel Akaka, American soldier, engineer, and politician (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Tom Landry, American football player and coach (d. 2000)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Rudolf Vrba, Czech-Canadian pharmacologist and educator (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Harry Somers, Canadian soldier and composer (d. 1999)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (d. 2005)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Keith Holman, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2011)

Births93 years ago

1927 - G. David Schine, American soldier and businessman (d. 1996)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Reubin Askew, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of Florida (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Earl Holliman, American actor

Births92 years ago

1928 - William X. Kienzle, American priest and author (d. 2001)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Luis García, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Primož Kozak, Slovenian playwright (d. 1981)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Patrick Mayhew, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Cathryn Damon, American actress and dancer (d. 1987)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jean-Claude Forest, French author and illustrator (d. 1998)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Saleh Selim, Egyptian footballer, manager, and actor (d. 2002)

Births90 years ago

1931 - John Reger, American football player (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian and academic (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Peter Anderson, English footballer

Births88 years ago

1932 - Bob Packwood, American politician

Births88 years ago

1933 - Margaret Booth, English lawyer and judge

Births87 years ago

1933 - William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (d. 2002)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Nicola Pietrangeli, Italian tennis player

Births87 years ago

1934 - Oliver Jones, Canadian pianist and composer

Births86 years ago

1935 - Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Gherman Titov, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2000)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Pavel Landovský, Czech actor, director, and playwright (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Robert Crippen, American captain, pilot, and astronaut

Births83 years ago
Births83 years ago

1938 - David Higgins, English composer and conductor (d. 2006)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Brian F. G. Johnson, English chemist and academic

Births82 years ago

1939 - Charles Geschke, American businessman, co-founded Adobe Systems

Births81 years ago

1940 - Brian De Palma, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Nông Đức Mạnh, Vietnamese politician

Births80 years ago

1940 - Thomas K. McCraw, American historian and author (d. 2012)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Theodore Olson, American lawyer and politician, United States Solicitor General

Births80 years ago

1940 - Robert Palmer, American businessman, co-founded Mostek

Births80 years ago

1941 - Minnijean Brown-Trickey, Civil Rights activist and Little Rock Nine member

Births79 years ago

1942 - Lola Falana, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births78 years ago

1943 - André Caillé, Canadian chemist and businessman

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jack Ely, American singer and guitarist (d. 2015)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Mickey Hart, American drummer, percussionist and musicologist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Brian Perkins, New Zealand-English journalist and actor

Births77 years ago

1944 - Everaldo, Brazilian footballer (d. 1974)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Freddy Thielemans, Belgian educator and politician, Mayor of Brussels

Births76 years ago

1945 - Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer and manager

Births75 years ago

1945 - Gianluigi Gelmetti, Italian composer and conductor

Births75 years ago

1945 - Leo Kottke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Anthony Browne, English author and illustrator

Births74 years ago

1946 - John Roberts, Welsh footballer and manager (d. 2016)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jim Shoulder, English footballer and manager

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dennis Tufano, American rock singer

Births74 years ago

1948 - John Martyn, English-Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Roger Uttley, English rugby player and coach

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bill Whittington, American racing driver

Births71 years ago

1950 - Anne Dell, Australian biochemist and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Bruce Doull, Australian footballer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Amy Madigan, American actress

Births70 years ago

1950 - Barry Sheene, English motorcycle racer and sportscaster (d. 2003)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Miroslav Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2008)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Richard D. Gill, English-Dutch mathematician and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Hugo Porta, Argentinian rugby player

Births69 years ago

1952 - Catherine Bott, English soprano

Births68 years ago

1953 - Jani Allan, English-South African journalist and author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Sarita Francis, Former Montserrat Deputy Governor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Renée Geyer, Australian singer-songwriter

Births67 years ago

1953 - Tommy Shaw, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1955 - Sharon Lamb, American psychologist and academic

Births65 years ago

1956 - Tony Gilroy, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1957 - Jeff Sluman, American golfer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jeh Johnson, American political appointee; Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Births63 years ago

1958 - Brad Lesley, American baseball player (d. 2013)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Scott Patterson, American actor

Births62 years ago

1958 - Phoef Sutton, American screenwriter and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Andre Dubus III, American novelist and short story writer

Births61 years ago

1959 - David Frost, South African golfer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Robert Wrenn, American golfer and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1960 - Hiroshi Amano, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births60 years ago

1960 - Michael P. Leavitt, American soldier

Births60 years ago

1961 - Philip Ardagh, English author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Elizabeth Daily, American actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Virginia Madsen, American actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Samina Raja, Pakistani poet and educator (d. 2012)

Births59 years ago

1962 - Filip Dewinter, Belgian politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Kristy McNichol, American actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - Victoria Poleva, Ukrainian pianist and composer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Julio Salinas, Spanish footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jenny Sanford, American banker and businesswoman

Births58 years ago

1963 - Dave Bidini, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Victor Wooten, American musician

Births56 years ago

1965 - Bashar al-Assad, Syrian politician, 21st President of Syria

Births55 years ago

1965 - Paul Heyman, American wrestling promoter, manager, and journalist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Moby, American singer-songwriter, musician and DJ

Births55 years ago

1967 - Maria Bartiromo, American financial journalist and television personality

Births53 years ago

1967 - Harry Connick Jr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, actor, and talk show host

Births53 years ago

1967 - Sung Jae-gi, South Korean activist, founded Man of Korea (d. 2013)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Charles Walker, English politician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Allan Alaküla, Estonian journalist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Paul Mayeda Berges, American director and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Stefano Cagol, Italian photographer and director

Births51 years ago

1969 - Eduardo Pérez, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1970 - Taraji P. Henson, American actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - William Joppy, American boxer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ted Leo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Antonio Gómez Medina, Mexican wrestler

Births50 years ago

1971 - Richard Ashcroft, English singer-songwriter and musician

Births49 years ago

1974 - DeLisha Milton-Jones, American basketball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - Juan Cobián, Argentinian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Pierre Issa, South African footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Tomáš Enge, Czech racing driver

Births44 years ago

1976 - Murali Kartik, Indian cricketer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jonny Buckland, English guitarist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ludacris, American rapper and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Matthew Stevens, Welsh snooker player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Tobias Zellner, German footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Ben Lee, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ed Reed, American football player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dejan Stanković, Serbian footballer and manager

Births42 years ago

1979 - Eric Abidal, French footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Leon Cort, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Frank Francisco, Dominican baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Steve Hofstetter, American comedian, journalist, and author

Births41 years ago

1979 - David Pizarro, Chilean footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Dawit Kebede, Ethiopian journalist and publisher

Births40 years ago

1980 - Antônio Pizzonia, Brazilian racing driver

Births40 years ago

1981 - Andrea Dossena, Italian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Hallowicked, American wrestler

Births39 years ago

1981 - Charles Kelley, American singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer, responsible for the Columbine High School massacre (d. 1999)

Births39 years ago

1982 - Elvan Abeylegesse, Ethiopian-Turkish runner

Births38 years ago

1983 - Vivian Cheruiyot, Kenyan sprinter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ike Diogu, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Aled de Malmanche, New Zealand rugby player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Benson Stanley, New Zealand rugby player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Shaun Livingston, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Zack Stortini, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Dwayne Jarrett, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Robert Acquafresca, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tyler Hoechlin, American actor

Births33 years ago

1988 - Mike Moustakas, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1990 - Jo Inge Berget, Norwegian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jarrod Croker, Australian rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Jordan Ayew, Ghanaian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Rhema Obed, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Kygo, Norwegian DJ

Births29 years ago

1992 - Jonathan Adams, English discus thrower

Births28 years ago

1992 - JC Caylen, American YouTube personality

Births28 years ago

1993 - Farrah Moan, American drag queen and entertainer

Births27 years ago

Deaths

883 - Kesta Styppiotes, Byzantine general

Deaths

1063 - Béla I of Hungary (b. 1016)

Deaths957 years ago
Deaths859 years ago

1185 - Stephen Hagiochristophorites, Byzantine courtier (b. 1130)

Deaths835 years ago

1279 - Robert Kilwardby, English cardinal (b. 1215)

Deaths741 years ago
Deaths723 years ago

1298 - Philip of Artois, Lord of Conches, Nonancourt, and Domfront (b. 1269)

Deaths722 years ago
Deaths671 years ago

1569 - Vincenza Armani, Italian actress (b. 1530)

Deaths451 years ago

1599 - Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman (b. 1577)

Deaths421 years ago

1677 - James Harrington, English philosopher and author (b. 1611)

Deaths343 years ago

1680 - Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (b. 1596)

Deaths340 years ago

1721 - Rudolf Jakob Camerarius, German botanist and physician (b. 1665)

Deaths299 years ago

1733 - François Couperin, French organist and composer (b. 1668)

Deaths287 years ago

1760 - Louis Godin, French astronomer and academic (b. 1704)

Deaths260 years ago

1823 - David Ricardo, English economist and politician (b. 1772)

Deaths197 years ago

1843 - Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (b. 1786)

Deaths177 years ago
Deaths155 years ago

1888 - Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Argentinian journalist and politician, 7th President of Argentina (b. 1811)

Deaths132 years ago

1896 - Francis James Child, American scholar and educator (b. 1825)

Deaths124 years ago

1911 - Louis Henri Boussenard, French explorer and author (b. 1847)

Deaths109 years ago

1915 - William Sprague IV, American businessman and politician, 27th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1830)

Deaths105 years ago

1917 - Georges Guynemer, French captain and pilot (b. 1894)

Deaths103 years ago

1921 - Subramania Bharati, Indian journalist, poet, and activist (b. 1882)

Deaths99 years ago

1926 - Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor and director (b. 1875)

Deaths94 years ago

1932 - Stanisław Wigura, Polish pilot and businessman, co-founded the RWD Company (b. 1901)

Deaths88 years ago

1932 - Franciszek Żwirko, Polish soldier and pilot (b. 1895)

Deaths88 years ago

1935 - Charles Norris, American coroner (b. 1867)

Deaths85 years ago

1939 - Konstantin Korovin, Russian-French painter and set designer (b. 1861)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Christian Rakovsky, Bulgarian physician, journalist, and politician, Soviet Ambassador to France (b. 1873)

Deaths79 years ago

1948 - Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Governor-General of Pakistan (b. 1876)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Henri Rabaud, French composer and conductor (b. 1873)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Jan Smuts, South African field marshal and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of South Africa (b. 1870)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Alfrēds Riekstiņš, Latvian military officer and freedom fighter (d. 1913)

Deaths68 years ago

1956 - Billy Bishop, Canadian colonel and pilot (b. 1894)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - James Burns, English cricketer (b. 1866)

Deaths63 years ago

1957 - Mary Proctor, American astronomer (b. 1862)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Camillien Houde, Canadian politician, 34th Mayor of Montreal (b. 1889)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Robert W. Service, English-French poet and author (b. 1874)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Paul Douglas, American actor (b. 1907)

Deaths61 years ago

1964 - Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh, Indian poet and critic (b. 1917)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Ralph C. Smedley, American educator, founded Toastmasters International (b. 1878)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Collett E. Woolman, American businessman, co-founded Delta Air Lines (b. 1889)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish engineer and academic (b. 1904)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - René Cogny, French general (b. 1904)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Nikita Khrushchev, Russian general and politician (b. 1894)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Salvador Allende, Chilean physician and politician, 29th President of Chile (b. 1908)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Neem Karoli Baba, Indian philosopher and guru

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Lois Lenski, American author and illustrator (b. 1893)

Deaths46 years ago

1978 - Mike Gazella, American baseball player and manager (b. 1895)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Georgi Markov, Bulgarian author and playwright (b. 1929)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Janet Parker, English photographer (b. 1938)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Ronnie Peterson, Swedish racing driver (b. 1944)

Deaths42 years ago

1982 - Albert Soboul, French historian and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Jerry Voorhis, American politician (b. 1901)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - William Alwyn, English composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1905)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Henrietta Barnett, British Women's Royal Air Force officer (b. 1905)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Eleanor Dark, Australian author (b. 1901)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Greek academic and politician, 138th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1902)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Noel Streatfeild, English author (b. 1895)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Lorne Greene, Canadian actor (b. 1915)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Peter Tosh, Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet and educator (b. 1907)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator (b. 1935)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Myrna Mack, Guatemalan anthropologist and activist (b. 1949)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Ernst Herbeck, Austrian-German poet (b. 1920)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Antoine Izméry, Haitian businessman and activist

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-American conductor (b. 1912)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Mary Jane Reoch, American cyclist (b. 1945)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Luciano Sgrizzi, Italian harpsichordist, pianist, and composer (b. 1910)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Jessica Tandy, English-American actress (b. 1909)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Anita Harding, English neurologist and academic (b. 1952)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1933)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Hannah Weiner, American poet (b. 1928)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Dane Clark, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Belkis Ayón, Cuban painter and lithographer (b. 1967)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver (b. 1972)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Mohamed Atta, Egyptian terrorist (b. 1968)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: David Angell, American screenwriter and television producer (b. 1946)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Garnet Bailey, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1948)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Berry Berenson, American photographer, actress, and model (b. 1948)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Carolyn Beug, American director and producer (b. 1952)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Bill Biggart, American photographer and journalist (b. 1947)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Ronald Paul Bucca, American fire marshal (b. 1954)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Charles Burlingame, American captain and pilot (b. 1949)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Kevin Cosgrove, American business executive (b. 1955)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Wilson Flagg, American admiral (b. 1938)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Mychal Judge, American priest and chaplain (b. 1933)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Daniel M. Lewin, American mathematician and businessman, co-founded Akamai Technologies (b. 1970)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Timothy Maude, American general (b. 1947)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Eamon McEneaney, American lacrosse player and poet (b. 1954)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: John P. O'Neill, American FBI agent (b. 1952)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Barbara Olson, American lawyer and journalist (b. 1955)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Rick Rescorla, Cornish-American colonel (b. 1939)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Alice Stewart Trillin, American author and educator (b. 1938) Casualties of the September 11 attacks: Marwan al-Shehhi, Emirati terrorist (b. 1978)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Kim Hunter, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Johnny Unitas, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1933)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - David Wisniewski, American author and illustrator (b. 1953)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Anna Lindh, Swedish politician, 39th Minister of Foreign Affairs for Sweden (b. 1957)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - John Ritter, American actor (b. 1948)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Fred Ebb, American songwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - David Mann, American painter and illustrator (b. 1939)

Deaths16 years ago
Deaths16 years ago

2006 - William Auld, Scottish poet and author (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Joachim Fest, German journalist and author (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Ian Porterfield, Scottish-English footballer and manager (b. 1946)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Gene Savoy, American explorer, theologian, and author (b. 1927)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jean Séguy, French sociologist and author (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Joe Zawinul, Austrian keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Jim Carroll, American author, poet and musician (b. 1949)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Pierre Cossette, Canadian producer and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Larry Gelbart, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Yoshito Usui, Japanese author and illustrator (b. 1958)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Harold Gould, American actor (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Kevin McCarthy, American actor (b. 1914)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver (b. 1984)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Ralph Gubbins, English footballer (b. 1932)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Anjali Gupta, Indian soldier and pilot (b. 1975)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor and model (b. 1971)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Finn Bergesen, Norwegian civil servant and businessman (b. 1945)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tomas Evjen, Norwegian cinematographer and producer (b. 1972)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - J. Christopher Stevens, American lawyer and diplomat, 10th United States Ambassador to Libya (b. 1960)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Marshall Berman, American philosopher, author, and critic (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Francisco Chavez, Filipino lawyer and politician, Solicitor General of the Philippines (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Keith Dunstan, American-Australian journalist and author (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Albert Jacquard, French geneticist and biologist (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Virgil A. Richard, American general (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Andrzej Trybulec, Polish mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Bob Crewe, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Antoine Duhamel, French composer and conductor (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Donald Sinden, English actor (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Dennis Paul Hebert, American businessman and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Alexis Arquette, American actress, musician and cabaret performer (b. 1969)

Deaths4 years ago