Holidays and observances

Commemoration of the mass hanging of the Saint Patrick's Battalion (Mexico)

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Holidays and observances

Defenders Day (Maryland, United States)

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Earliest date on which Programmers' Day can fall, while September 13 is the latest; celebrated on the 256th day of the year (Russia and programmers around the world. It falls on this date during leap years)

Holidays and observances

Enkutatash falls on this day if it is a leap year. Celebrated on the first day of Mäskäräm. (Ethiopia)

Holidays and observances

Nayrouz (Coptic Orthodox Church) (leap years only, September 11 on normal years)

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

490 BC - Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece.

Events

372 - Sixteen Kingdoms: Jin Xiaowudi, age 10, succeeds his father Jin Jianwendi as Emperor of the Eastern Jin dynasty.

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1185 - Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos brutally put to death in Constantinople.

Events835 years ago

1229 - Battle of Portopí: The Aragonese army under the command of James I of Aragon disembarks at Santa Ponça, Majorca, with the purpose of conquering the island.

Events791 years ago

1309 - The First Siege of Gibraltar takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada resulting in a Castilian victory.

Events711 years ago

1609 - Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen.

Events411 years ago

1634 - A gunpowder factory explodes in Valletta, Malta, killing 22 people and damaging several buildings.

Events386 years ago

1683 - Austro-Ottoman War: Battle of Vienna: Several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.

Events337 years ago
Events258 years ago

1814 - Battle of North Point: an American detachment halts the British land advance to Baltimore in the War of 1812.

Events206 years ago
Events174 years ago
Events173 years ago

1848 - A new constitution marks the establishment of Switzerland as a federal state.

Events172 years ago

1857 - The SS Central America sinks about 160 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Captain William Lewis Herndon. The ship was carrying 13–15 tons of gold from the California Gold Rush.

Events163 years ago

1885 - Arbroath 36–0 Bon Accord, a world record scoreline in professional Association football.

Events135 years ago

1890 - Salisbury, Rhodesia, is founded.

Events130 years ago

1897 - Tirah Campaign: In the Battle of Saragarhi, ten thousand Pashtun tribesmen suffer several hundred casualties while attacking 21 Sikh soldiers in British service.

Events123 years ago
Events114 years ago

1910 - Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler's rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter).

Events110 years ago

1915 - French soldiers rescue over 4,000 Armenian Genocide survivors stranded on Musa Dagh.

Events105 years ago

1923 - Southern Rhodesia, today called Zimbabwe, is annexed by the United Kingdom.

Events97 years ago

1933 - Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.

Events87 years ago

1938 - Adolf Hitler demands autonomy and self-determination for the Germans of the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.

Events82 years ago

1940 - Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.

Events80 years ago

1940 - An explosion at the Hercules Powder Company plant in Kenvil, New Jersey kills 51 people and injures over 200.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: RMS Laconia, carrying civilians, Allied soldiers and Italian POWs is torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sinks with a heavy loss of life.

Events78 years ago

1942 - World War II: First day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge during the Guadalcanal Campaign. U.S. Marines protecting Henderson Field are attacked by Japanese troops.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: Benito Mussolini is rescued from house arrest by German commando forces led by Otto Skorzeny.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The liberation of Yugoslavia from Axis occupation continues. Bajina Bašta in western Serbia is among the liberated cities.

Events76 years ago

1948 - Marshal Lin Biao, commander-in-chief of the Chinese communist Northeast Field Army, launched a massive offensive toward Jinzhou, Liaoshen Campaign has begun.

Events72 years ago

1952 - Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting, take place in Flatwoods, West Virginia.

Events68 years ago
Events67 years ago

1958 - Jack Kilby demonstrates the first working integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments.

Events62 years ago

1959 - The Soviet Union launches a large rocket, Lunik II, at the moon.

Events61 years ago

1959 - Bonanza premieres, the first regularly scheduled TV program presented in color.

Events61 years ago

1961 - The African and Malagasy Union is founded.

Events59 years ago

1962 - President Kennedy delivers his "We choose to go to the Moon" speech at Rice University.

Events58 years ago

1966 - Gemini 11, the penultimate mission of NASA's Gemini program, and the current human altitude record holder (except for the Apollo lunar missions).

Events54 years ago

1970 - Dawson's Field hijackings: Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.

Events50 years ago

1974 - Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup by the Derg, ending a reign of 58 years.

Events46 years ago
Events46 years ago

1977 - South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko dies in police custody.

Events43 years ago

1980 - Military coup in Turkey.

Events40 years ago

1983 - A Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States, is robbed of approximately US$7 million by Los Macheteros.

Events37 years ago

1983 - The USSR vetoes a United Nations Security Council Resolution deploring the Soviet destruction of Korean Air Lines Flight 007.

Events37 years ago

1984 - Dwight Gooden sets the baseball record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 276, previously set by Herb Score with 246 in 1954. Gooden's 276 strikeouts that season, pitched in 218 innings, set the current record.

Events36 years ago

1988 - Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica; it turns towards Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula two days later, causing an estimated $5 billion in damage.

Events32 years ago

1990 - The two German states and the Four Powers sign the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in Moscow, paving the way for German reunification.

Events30 years ago

1990 - The Red Cross organizations of mainland China and Taiwan sign Kinmen Agreement on repatriation of illegal immigrants and criminal suspects after two days of talks in Kinmen, Fujian Province in response to the two tragedies in repatriation in the previous two months. It is the first agreement reached by private organizations across the Taiwan Strait.

Events30 years ago

1992 - NASA launches Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-47 which marked the 50th shuttle mission. On board are Mae Carol Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, Mamoru Mohri, the first Japanese citizen to fly in a US spaceship, and Mark Lee and Jan Davis, the first married couple in space.

Events28 years ago

1992 - Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Shining Path, is captured by Peruvian special forces; shortly thereafter the rest of Shining Path's leadership fell as well.

Events28 years ago

1994 - Frank Eugene Corder fatally crashes a single-engine Cessna 150 into the White House's south lawn, striking the West wing. There were no other casualties.

Events26 years ago

2001 - Ansett Australia, Australia's first commercial interstate airline, collapses due to increased strain on the international airline industry, leaving 10,000 people unemployed.

Events19 years ago

2003 - The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

Events17 years ago

2003 - Iraq War: In Fallujah, U.S. forces mistakenly shoot and kill eight Iraqi police officers.

Events17 years ago

2005 - Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Israeli disengagement from Gaza is completed, leaving some 2,530 homes demolished.

Events15 years ago

2007 - Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of plunder.

Events13 years ago

2008 - The 2008 Chatsworth train collision in Los Angeles between a Metrolink commuter train and a Union Pacific freight train kills 25 people.

Events12 years ago

2011 - The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City opens to the public.

Events9 years ago

2015 - A series of explosions involving propane triggering nearby illegally stored mining detonators in the Indian town of Petlawad in the state of Madhya Pradesh kills at least 105 people with over 150 injured.

Events5 years ago

Births

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1552 - André Schott, Jesuit priest, academic, linguist, translator, editor (d. 1629)

Births468 years ago

1590 - María de Zayas, Spanish writer (d. 1661)

Births430 years ago

1605 - William Dugdale, English genealogist and historian (d. 1686)

Births415 years ago

1690 - Peter Dens, Flemish theologian and academic (d. 1775)

Births330 years ago

1725 - Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (d. 1792)

Births295 years ago

1736 - Hsinbyushin, Burmese king (d. 1776)

Births284 years ago

1739 - Mary Bosanquet Fletcher, Methodist preacher and philanthropist (d. 1815)

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1740 - Johann Heinrich Jung, German author and academic (d. 1817)

Births280 years ago

1768 - Benjamin Carr, English-American singer-songwriter, educator, and publisher (d. 1831)

Births252 years ago

1797 - Samuel Joseph May, American activist (d. 1871)

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1812 - Edward Shepherd Creasy, English historian and jurist (d. 1878)

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1812 - Richard March Hoe, American engineer and businessman, invented the Rotary printing press (d. 1886)

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1818 - Richard Jordan Gatling, American inventor, invented the Gatling gun (d. 1903)

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1818 - Theodor Kullak, German pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1882)

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1828 - William Morgan, English-Australian politician, 14th Premier of South Australia (d. 1883)

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1829 - Anselm Feuerbach, German painter (d. 1880)

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

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1852 - H. H. Asquith, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1928)

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

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1856 - Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer and conductor (d. 1924)

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1857 - Manuel Espinosa Batista, Colombian pharmacist and politician (d. 1919)

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1862 - Carl Eytel, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1925)

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1866 - Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, English cricketer and politician, 13th Governor General of Canada (d. 1941)

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1869 - Paweł Owerłło, Polish actor (d. 1957)

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

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1880 - H. L. Mencken, American journalist and critic (d. 1956)

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1882 - Ion Agârbiceanu, Romanian journalist, politician, and archbishop (d. 1963)

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1884 - Martin Klein, Estonian wrestler and coach (d. 1947)

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1885 - Heinrich Hoffmann, German photographer and art dealer (d. 1957)

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1888 - Maurice Chevalier, French actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1972)

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1889 - Ugo Pasquale Mifsud, Maltese politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1942)

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1891 - Pedro Albizu Campos, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician (d. 1965)

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1891 - Jean-François Martial, Belgian actor (d. 1977)

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1891 - Arthur Hays Sulzberger, American publisher (d. 1968)

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1892 - Alfred A. Knopf, Sr., American publisher, founded Alfred A. Knopf Inc. (d. 1984)

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1894 - Kyuichi Tokuda, Japanese lawyer and politician (d. 1953)

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1894 - Dorothy Maud Wrinch, Argentinian-English mathematician, biochemist and philosopher (d. 1976)

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1895 - Freymóður Jóhannsson, Icelandic painter and composer (d. 1973)

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1897 - Irène Joliot-Curie, French chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1956)

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1897 - Walter B. Gibson, American magician and author (d. 1985)

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1898 - Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer (d. 1963)

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1898 - Alma Moodie, Australian violinist and educator (d. 1943)

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1898 - Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter and photographer (d. 1969)

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1900 - Haskell Curry, American mathematician, logician, and academic (d. 1982)

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1901 - Shmuel Horowitz, Israeli agronomist and academic (d. 1999)

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1902 - Juscelino Kubitschek, Brazilian physician and politician, 21st President of Brazil (d. 1976)

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1902 - Marya Zaturenska, Ukrainian-American poet and author (d. 1982)

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1904 - István Horthy, Hungarian fighter pilot and deputy regent (d. 1942)

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1904 - John Courtney Murray, American priest and theologian (d. 1967)

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1904 - Lou Moore, American race car driver (d. 1956)

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1905 - Linda Agostini, English-Australian murder victim (d. 1934)

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1907 - Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright (d. 1963)

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1909 - Donald MacDonald, Canadian trade union leader and politician (d. 1986)

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1913 - Jesse Owens, American sprinter and long jumper (d. 1980)

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1914 - Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani psychoanalyst, poet, and scholar (d. 1988)

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1914 - Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh-English soldier and actor (d. 1999)

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1916 - Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 1961)

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1917 - Pierre Sévigny, Canadian colonel, academic, and politician (d. 2004)

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1917 - Han Suyin, Chinese-Swiss physician and author (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Irene Dailey, American actress (d. 2008)

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1921 - Frank McGee, American journalist (d. 1974)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Stanisław Lem, Ukrainian-Polish philosopher and author (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Turgut Cansever, Turkish architect, city planner, and thinker (d. 2009)

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1922 - Antonio Cafiero, Argentinian accountant and politician, Governor of Buenos Aires Province (d. 2014)

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1922 - Jackson Mac Low, American poet, playwright, and composer (d. 2004)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Mark Rosenzweig, American psychologist and academic (d. 2009)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Amílcar Cabral, Guinea-Bissauan political leader (d. 1973)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Stan Lopata, American baseball player (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

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

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1927 - Mathé Altéry, French soprano and actress

Births93 years ago

1928 - Robert Irwin, American painter and gardener

Births92 years ago

1928 - Muriel Siebert, American businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Ernie Vandeweghe, Canadian-American basketball player and physician (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Harvey Schmidt, American composer and illustrator (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Larry Austin, American composer and educator

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1931 - Ian Holm, English actor

Births89 years ago

1931 - George Jones, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Atli Dam, Faroese engineer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 2005)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Glenn Davis, American hurdler, sprinter, and football player (d. 2009)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jaegwon Kim, South Korean-American philosopher and academic

Births86 years ago

1935 - Richard Hunt, American sculptor

Births85 years ago

1937 - George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Wes Hall, Barbadian cricketer and politician

Births83 years ago

1938 - Judy Clay, American soul and gospel singer (d. 2001)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Claude Ruel, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Tatiana Troyanos, American operatic soprano (d. 1993)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Phillip Ramey, American pianist and composer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Henry Waxman, American lawyer and politician

Births81 years ago

1940 - Linda Gray, American model and actress

Births80 years ago

1940 - Mickey Lolich, American baseball player

Births80 years ago

1940 - Stephen J. Solarz, American academic and politician (d. 2010)

Births80 years ago

1942 - Michel Drucker, French journalist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Tomás Marco, Spanish composer

Births78 years ago

1942 - François Tavenas, Canadian engineer and academic (d. 2004)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Maria Muldaur, American folk and blues singer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Leonard Peltier, American political activist and convicted criminal

Births77 years ago

1944 - Lonnie Mayne, American wrestler (d. 1978)

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1944 - Vladimir Spivakov, Russian violinist and conductor

Births76 years ago

1944 - Barry White, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

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1945 - Milo Manara, Italian author and illustrator

Births75 years ago

1945 - John Mauceri, American conductor and producer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Tony Bellamy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Neil Lyndon, British journalist and writer

Births74 years ago

1947 - David Grant, English engineer and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gerald Howarth, English soldier, pilot, and politician, Minister for International Security Strategy

Births73 years ago

1947 - Christopher Neame, English actor

Births73 years ago

1948 - Steve Turre, American trombonist and educator

Births72 years ago

1948 - Max Walker, Australian footballer, cricketer, sportscaster, and architect (d. 2016)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Caio Fernando Abreu, Brazilian writer (d. 1996)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Charles Burlingame, American captain and pilot (d. 2001)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Irina Rodnina, Russian figure skater and politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Tony Stevens, English rock bassist and songwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Marguerite Blais, Canadian journalist and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Gustav Brunner, Austrian engineer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Bruce Mahler, American actor and screenwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Mike Murphy, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births70 years ago

1951 - Bertie Ahern, Irish accountant and politician, 11th Taoiseach of Ireland

Births69 years ago

1951 - Norm Dubé, Canadian ice hockey player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby player and actor (d. 2007)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Joe Pantoliano, American actor and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ali-Ollie Woodson, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2010)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Gerry Beckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Neil Peart, Canadian drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Nan Goldin, American photographer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Fiona Mactaggart, Scottish educator and politician

Births67 years ago

1954 - Robert Gober, American sculptor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Scott Hamilton, American saxophonist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Peeter Volkonski, Estonian singer-songwriter and actor

Births66 years ago

1955 - Brian Smith, English footballer (d. 2013)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Barry Andrews, English singer and keyboard player

Births64 years ago

1956 - Chip Beck, American golfer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Sam Brownback, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of Kansas

Births64 years ago

1956 - Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2003)

Births64 years ago

1956 - David Goodhart, English journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ricky Rudd, American race car driver and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Walter Woon, Singaporean lawyer and politician, 7th Attorney-General of Singapore

Births64 years ago

1957 - Paul M. Sharp, British academic and educator

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jan Egeland, Norwegian politician, diplomat and humanitarian

Births63 years ago

1957 - Rachel Ward, English-Australian actress

Births63 years ago

1957 - Hans Zimmer, German composer and producer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Wilfred Benítez, American boxer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Gregg Edelman, American actor and singer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Scott Brown, American colonel and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Deron Cherry, American football player and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1959 - Sigmar Gabriel, German educator and politician, 17th Vice-Chancellor of Germany

Births61 years ago

1960 - Evan Jenkins, American academic and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Stefanos Korkolis, Greek pianist and composer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Mylène Farmer, Canadian-French singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births59 years ago

1962 - Sunay Akın, Turkish poet, journalist, and philanthropist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Amy Yasbeck, American actress

Births58 years ago

1964 - Greg Gutfeld, American television journalist and author

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dieter Hecking, German footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1965 - Einstein Kristiansen, Norwegian animator and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Vernon Maxwell, American basketball player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Midnight, Jamaican wrestler

Births55 years ago

1966 - Ben Folds, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Vezio Sacratini, Canadian ice hockey player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Louis C.K., American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Pat Listach, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births53 years ago

1968 - Larry LaLonde, American guitarist and songwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Nicholas Russell, 6th Earl Russell, English politician (d. 2014)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Richard Snell, South African cricketer and physiotherapist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Paul F. Tompkins, American comedian, actor, and writer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Max Boot, Russian-American historian and author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ángel Cabrera, Argentinian golfer

Births51 years ago

1969 - James Frey, American author and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Shigeki Maruyama, Japanese golfer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Nathan Larson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Younes El Aynaoui, Moroccan tennis player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Shocker, Mexican wrestler

Births49 years ago

1972 - Gideon Emery, English-American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Paul Green, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Sidney Souza, Brazilian footballer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Tarana Burke, American civil rights activist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Kara David, Filipino journalist and documentarian

Births47 years ago

1973 - Martina Ertl-Renz, German skier

Births47 years ago

1973 - Martin Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Paul Walker, American actor and producer (d. 2013)

Births47 years ago

1974 - Caroline Aigle, French soldier and pilot (d. 2007)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jennifer Nettles, American singer-songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Guy Smith, English race car driver

Births46 years ago

1974 - Kenichi Suzumura, Japanese voice actor and singer-songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - Luis Castillo, Dominican baseball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Bill Kirby, Australian swimmer and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Bizzy Bone, American rapper

Births44 years ago

1976 - Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Nathan Bracken, Australian cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Grant Denyer, Australian race car driver and journalist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jeff Irwin, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - James McCartney, English singer-songwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - David Thompson, English footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Elisabetta Canalis, Italian model and actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Benjamin McKenzie, American actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ruben Studdard, American R&B, pop, and gospel singer

Births42 years ago

1980 - Sean Burroughs, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Fernando César de Souza, Brazilian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Hiroyuki Sawano, Japanese composer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kevin Sinfield, English rugby player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2011)

Births40 years ago

1981 - Marty Adams, Canadian actor and screenwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Alan Arruda, Brazilian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Staciana Stitts, American swimmer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Zoran Planinić, Croatian basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Sal Rinauro, American wrestler

Births38 years ago

1983 - Tom Geißler, German footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Rami Haikal, Jordanian guitarist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Sebastian Hofmann, German footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Daniel Muir, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Sergio Parisse, Argentinian-Italian rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Clayton Richard, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Carly Smithson, Irish singer-songwriter

Births37 years ago

1984 - Nashat Akram, Iraqi footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Chelsea Carey, Canadian curler

Births36 years ago

1986 - Kamila Chudzik, Polish heptathlete

Births34 years ago

1986 - Akwasi Fobi-Edusei, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Joanne Jackson, English swimmer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Yuto Nagatomo, Japanese footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Alfie Allen, English actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - Emmy Rossum, American singer and actress

Births34 years ago

1988 - Amanda Jenssen, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births32 years ago

1989 - Freddie Freeman, American-Canadian baseball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Andrew Luck, American football player

Births31 years ago

1991 - Thomas Meunier, Belgian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Mike Towell, Scottish professional boxer (d. 2016)

Births29 years ago

1991 - Scott Wootton, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Connor Franta, American YouTube personality

Births28 years ago

1992 - Sviatlana Pirazhenka, Belarusian tennis player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Kelsea Ballerini, American singer-songwriter

Births27 years ago

1994 - Gideon Jung, German footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - RM, South Korean rapper, songwriter and record producer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Elina Svitolina, Ukrainian tennis player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Ryan Potter, American actor

Births25 years ago

Deaths

640 - Sak K'uk', Mayan queen

Deaths

973 - Nefingus, bishop of Angers

Deaths

1185 - Andronikos I Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1118)

Deaths835 years ago

1213 - Peter II of Aragon (b. 1174)

Deaths807 years ago

1362 - Pope Innocent VI (b. 1295)

Deaths658 years ago

1368 - Blanche of Lancaster (b. 1345/1347)

Deaths652 years ago

1439 - Sidi El Houari, Algerian imam (b. 1350)

Deaths581 years ago
Deaths520 years ago

1544 - Clément Marot, French poet (b. 1496)

Deaths476 years ago
Deaths408 years ago

1642 - Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis of Cinq-Mars, French conspirator (b. 1620)

Deaths378 years ago

1660 - Jacob Cats, Dutch poet, jurist, and politician (b. 1577)

Deaths360 years ago

1665 - Jean Bolland, Belgian priest and hagiographer (b. 1596)

Deaths355 years ago

1672 - Tanneguy Le Fèvre, French scholar and author (b. 1615)

Deaths348 years ago

1674 - Nicolaes Tulp, Dutch anatomist and politician (b. 1593)

Deaths346 years ago
Deaths337 years ago

1712 - Jan van der Heyden, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1637)

Deaths308 years ago

1764 - Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer and theorist (b. 1683)

Deaths256 years ago
Deaths241 years ago

1810 - Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, English banker and politician (b. 1740)

Deaths210 years ago

1814 - Robert Ross, Irish general (b. 1766)

Deaths206 years ago

1819 - Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Prussian general (b. 1742)

Deaths201 years ago

1836 - Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German playwright (b. 1801)

Deaths184 years ago

1869 - Peter Mark Roget, English physician, theologian, and lexicographer (b. 1779)

Deaths151 years ago

1870 - Eleanora Atherton, English philanthropist (b. 1782)

Deaths150 years ago

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

Deaths150 years ago

1874 - François Guizot, French historian and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1787)

Deaths146 years ago

1903 - Duncan Gillies, Scottish-Australian businessman and politician, 14th Premier of Victoria (b. 1834)

Deaths117 years ago

1907 - Ilia Chavchavadze, Georgian poet, journalist, and lawyer (b. 1837)

Deaths113 years ago

1912 - Pierre-Hector Coullié, French cardinal (b. 1829)

Deaths108 years ago

1918 - George Reid, Australian accountant and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1845)

Deaths102 years ago

1919 - Leonid Andreyev, Russian author and playwright (b. 1871)

Deaths101 years ago

1923 - Jules Violle, French physicist and academic (b. 1841)

Deaths97 years ago

1927 - Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (b. 1847)

Deaths93 years ago

1942 - Valentine Baker, Welsh co-founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company (b. 1888)

Deaths78 years ago

1945 - Hajime Sugiyama, Japanese field marshal and politician, 44th Japanese Minister of War (b. 1880)

Deaths75 years ago

1949 - Erik Adolf von Willebrand, Finnish physician (b. 1870)

Deaths71 years ago
Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Hugo Schmeisser, German engineer (b. 1884)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Lewis Stone, American actor (b. 1879)

Deaths67 years ago

1956 - Sándor Festetics, Hungarian politician, Hungarian Minister of War (b. 1882)

Deaths64 years ago

1961 - Carl Hermann, German physicist and academic (b. 1898)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Spot Poles, American baseball player and soldier (b. 1887)

Deaths58 years ago

1962 - Rangeya Raghav, Indian author and playwright (b. 1923)

Deaths58 years ago

1967 - Vladimir Bartol, Italian-Slovene author and playwright (b. 1903)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Tommy Armour, Scottish-American golfer and journalist (b. 1894)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Walter Egan, American golfer (b. 1881)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - William Boyd, American actor and producer (b. 1895)

Deaths48 years ago

1977 - Steve Biko, South African activist (b. 1946)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Les Haylen, Australian journalist and politician (b. 1898)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Robert Lowell, American poet (b. 1917)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - William Hudson, New Zealand-Australian engineer (b. 1896)

Deaths42 years ago

1981 - Eugenio Montale, Italian poet, essayist and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Federico Moreno Torroba, Spanish composer and conductor (b. 1891)

Deaths38 years ago

1986 - Jacques Henri Lartigue, French painter and photographer (b. 1894)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Charlotte Wolff, German-English psychotherapist and physician (b. 1897)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - John Qualen, Canadian-American actor (b. 1899)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Athene Seyler, English actress (b. 1889)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Bruce Matthews, Canadian general and businessman (b. 1909)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Anthony Perkins, American actor, singer, and director (b. 1932)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor and director (b. 1917)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Tom Ewell, American actor (b. 1909)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Boris Yegorov, Russian physician and astronaut (b. 1937)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Jeremy Brett, English actor (b. 1933)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Yasutomo Nagai, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1965)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Ernesto Geisel, Brazilian general and politician, 29th President of Brazil (b. 1907)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Judith Merril, American-Canadian science fiction writer, editor and political activist (b. 1923)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Bill Quackenbush, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Stanley Turrentine, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1934)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Johnny Cash, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1932)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Serge Lang, French-American mathematician, author and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Bobby Byrd, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1934)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Bob Quinn, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1915)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - David Foster Wallace, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (b. 1962)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Norman Borlaug, American agronomist and humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Jack Kramer, American tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1921)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Willy Ronis, French photographer and author (b. 1910)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Claude Chabrol, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Giulio Zignoli, Italian footballer (b. 1946)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Alexander Galimov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1985)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, Russian poet and author (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jon Finlayson, Australian actor and screenwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Derek Jameson, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tom Sims, American skateboarder and snowboarder, founded Sims Snowboards (b. 1950)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ray Dolby, American engineer and businessman, founded Dolby Laboratories (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Warren Giese, American football player, coach, and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Erich Loest, German author and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Candace Pert, American neuroscientist and pharmacologist (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Atef Ebeid, Egyptian academic and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Gustafson, English singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ian Paisley, Northern Irish evangelical pastor (Free Presbyterian Church) and politician, 2nd First Minister of Northern Ireland (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Joe Sample, American pianist and composer (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hugh Royer, Jr., American golfer (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Claudia Card, American philosopher and academic (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Frank D. Gilroy, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Al Monchak, American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Aronda Nyakairima, Ugandan general and politician (b. 1959)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Allan MacEachen, Canadian economist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1921)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Edith Windsor, American LGBT rights activist and technology manager at IBM (b. 1929)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Shen Chun-shan, Taiwanese academic (b. 1932)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - ʻAkilisi Pōhiva, Tongan politician and activist, Prime Minister of Tonga (b. 1941)

Deaths1 years ago

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