Holidays and observances

Day of the Programmer, during a non-leap year. (International)

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

Events

585 BC - Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, king of Rome, celebrates a triumph for his victories over the Sabines, and the surrender of Collatia.

Events

509 BC - The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.

Events

379 - Yax Nuun Ahiin I is crowned as 15th Ajaw of Tikal

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533 - Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimum, near Carthage, North Africa.

Events

1229 - Ögedei Khan is proclaimed Khagan of the Mongol Empire in Kodoe Aral, Khentii: Mongolia.

Events791 years ago

1437 - Battle of Tangier: a Portuguese expeditionary force initiates a failed attempt to seize the Moroccan citadel of Tangier.

Events583 years ago

1501 - Italian Renaissance: Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.

Events519 years ago

1504 - Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.

Events516 years ago

1541 - After three years of exile, John Calvin returns to Geneva to reform the church under a body of doctrine known as Calvinism.

Events479 years ago
Events436 years ago

1609 - Henry Hudson reaches the river that would later be named after him - the Hudson River.

Events411 years ago

1645 - Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Scottish Royalists are defeated by Covenanters at the Battle of Philiphaugh.

Events375 years ago

1743 - Great Britain, Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms.

Events277 years ago

1759 - Battle of the Plains of Abraham: the British defeat the French near Quebec City in the Seven Years' War, known in the United States as the French and Indian War.

Events261 years ago

1782 - American Revolutionary War: Franco-Spanish troops launch the unsuccessful "grand assault" during the Great Siege of Gibraltar.

Events238 years ago

1788 - The Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the first presidential election in the United States, and New York City becomes the country's temporary capital.

Events232 years ago
Events229 years ago

1808 - Finnish War: In the Battle of Jutas, Swedish forces under Lieutenant General Georg Carl von Döbeln beat the Russians, making von Döbeln a Swedish war hero.

Events212 years ago

1812 - War of 1812: A supply wagon sent to relieve Fort Harrison is ambushed in the Attack at the Narrows.

Events208 years ago

1814 - In a turning point in the War of 1812, the British fail to capture Baltimore. During the battle, Francis Scott Key composes his poem "Defence of Fort McHenry", which is later set to music and becomes the United States' national anthem.

Events206 years ago

1843 - The Greek Army rebels (OS date: September 3) against the autocratic rule of king Otto of Greece, demanding the granting of a constitution.

Events177 years ago

1847 - Mexican–American War: Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec. American troops under General Winfield Scott capture Mexico City in the Mexican–American War.

Events173 years ago

1848 - Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives an iron rod 1 ⁄4 inches (3.2 cm) in diameter being driven through his brain; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate discussion of the nature of the brain and its functions.

Events172 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Union soldiers find a copy of Robert E. Lee's battle plans in a field outside Frederick, Maryland. It is the prelude to the Battle of Antietam.

Events158 years ago
Events138 years ago
Events122 years ago

1899 - Henry Bliss is the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.

Events121 years ago

1899 - Mackinder, Ollier and Brocherel make the first ascent of Batian (5,199 m - 17,058 ft), the highest peak of Mount Kenya.

Events121 years ago

1900 - Filipino insurgents defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine–American War.

Events120 years ago

1906 - The Santos-Dumont 14-bis makes a short hop, the first flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe.

Events114 years ago

1914 - World War I: The Battle of Aisne begins between Germany and France.

Events106 years ago

1922 - The final act of the Greco-Turkish War, the Great Fire of Smyrna, commences.

Events98 years ago

1923 - Following a military coup in Spain, Miguel Primo de Rivera takes over, setting up a dictatorship.

Events97 years ago

1933 - Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.

Events87 years ago

1942 - World War II: Second day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge in the Guadalcanal Campaign. U.S. Marines successfully defeated attacks by the Japanese with heavy losses for the Japanese forces.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: Start of the Battle of Meligalas between the Greek Resistance forces of the Greek People's Liberation Army (ELAS) and the collaborationist security battalions.

Events76 years ago

1948 - Deputy Prime Minister of India Vallabhbhai Patel orders the Army to move into Hyderabad to integrate it with the Indian Union.

Events72 years ago

1948 - Margaret Chase Smith is elected United States senator, and becomes the first woman to serve in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

Events72 years ago

1956 - The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage.

Events64 years ago

1956 - The dike around the Dutch polder East Flevoland is closed.

Events64 years ago

1962 - An appeals court orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, the first African-American student admitted to the segregated university.

Events58 years ago
Events56 years ago

1964 - Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd of 20,000 West Berliners on Sunday, in Waldbühne.

Events56 years ago

1968 - Cold War: Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact.

Events52 years ago

1971 - State police and National Guardsmen storm New York's Attica Prison to quell a prison revolt, which claimed 43 lives.

Events49 years ago

1971 - Chairman Mao Zedong's second in command and successor Marshal Lin Biao flees the People's Republic of China after the failure of an alleged coup. His plane crashes in Mongolia, killing all aboard.

Events49 years ago
Events43 years ago

1979 - South Africa grants independence to the "homeland" of Venda (not recognised outside South Africa).

Events41 years ago

1985 - Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan for the NES, which starts the Super Mario series of platforming games.

Events35 years ago

1987 - Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.

Events33 years ago

1988 - Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere, later replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 (based on barometric pressure).

Events32 years ago

1989 - Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.

Events31 years ago

1993 - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing the Oslo Accords granting limited Palestinian autonomy.

Events27 years ago

2001 - Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.

Events19 years ago

2008 - Delhi, India, is hit by a series of bomb blasts, resulting in 30 deaths and 130 injuries.

Events12 years ago

2008 - Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston, and surrounding areas.

Events12 years ago

2013 - Taliban insurgents attack the United States consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, with two members of the Afghan National Police reported dead and about 20 civilians injured.

Events7 years ago

2018 - The Merrimack Valley gas explosions: One person is killed, 25 are injured, and 40 homes are destroyed when excessive natural gas pressure caused fires and explosions.

Events2 years ago

Births

AD 64 - Julia Flavia, Roman daughter of Titus (d. AD 91)

Births

678 - K'inich Ahkal Mo' Nahb III, Mayan ruler (d. 730)

Births

1087 - John II Komnenos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1143)

Births933 years ago

1373 - Minkhaung I, King of Ava (d. 1421)

Births647 years ago

1475 - Cesare Borgia, Italian cardinal (d. 1507)

Births545 years ago

1502 - John Leland, English poet and historian (d. 1552)

Births518 years ago

1521 - William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, English academic and politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1598)

Births499 years ago

1583 - Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1643)

Births437 years ago

1594 - Francesco Manelli, Italian theorbo player and composer (d. 1667)

Births426 years ago

1604 - Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English commander and politician (d. 1661)

Births416 years ago

1755 - Oliver Evans, American inventor, engineer and businessman (d. 1819)

Births265 years ago

1802 - Arnold Ruge, German philosopher and author (d. 1880)

Births218 years ago

1813 - John Sedgwick, American general and educator (d. 1864)

Births207 years ago

1818 - Lucy Goode Brooks, Former American slave and a founder of Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans (d. 1900)

Births202 years ago

1819 - Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (d. 1896)

Births201 years ago

1830 - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian author (d. 1916)

Births190 years ago

1842 - John H. Bankhead, American soldier and politician (d. 1920)

Births178 years ago

1851 - Walter Reed, American physician and biologist (d. 1902)

Births169 years ago

1857 - Michał Drzymała, Polish rebel and activist (d. 1937)

Births163 years ago

1857 - Milton S. Hershey, American businessman, founded The Hershey Company (d. 1945)

Births163 years ago

1860 - John J. Pershing, American general and lawyer (d. 1948)

Births160 years ago

1865 - William Birdwood, Indian-English field marshal (d. 1951)

Births155 years ago

1872 - Kijūrō Shidehara, Japanese politician and diplomat, 44th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1951)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Constantin Carathéodory, German mathematician and author (d. 1950)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Henry F. Ashurst, American lawyer and politician (d. 1962)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer and painter (d. 1951)

Births146 years ago

1876 - Sherwood Anderson, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1941)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Wilhelm Filchner, German-Swiss explorer (d. 1957)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Stanley Lord, English captain (d. 1962)

Births143 years ago

1880 - Jesse L. Lasky, American film producer, co-founded Famous Players-Lasky (d. 1958)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Ramón Grau, Cuban physician and politician, 6th President of Cuba (d. 1969)

Births138 years ago

1883 - LeRoy Samse, American pole vaulter (d. 1956)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Petros Voulgaris, Greek admiral and politician, 136th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1957)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Wilhelm Blaschke, Austrian-German mathematician and academic (d. 1962)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Amelie Beese, German pilot and sculptor (d. 1925)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Robert Robinson, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Leopold Ružička, Croatian-Swiss biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)

Births133 years ago

1890 - Antony Noghès, French-Monegasque businessman, founded the Monaco Grand Prix (d. 1978)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Max Pruss, German captain and pilot (d. 1960)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Larry Shields, American clarinet player (d. 1953)

Births127 years ago

1894 - J. B. Priestley, English novelist and playwright (d. 1984)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Julian Tuwim, Polish poet, playwright, and director (d. 1953)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Morris Kirksey, American rugby player and sprinter (d. 1981)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Roger Désormière, French conductor and composer (d. 1963)

Births122 years ago

1898 - C. Sittampalam, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (d. 1964)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Romanian politician (d. 1938)

Births121 years ago

1903 - Claudette Colbert, French-American actress (d. 1996)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Alberta Williams King, American civil rights organizer, mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. (d. 1974)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Gladys George, American actress (d. 1954)

Births116 years ago

1908 - Chu Berry, American saxophonist (d. 1941)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Karolos Koun, Greek director and playwright (d. 1987)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Sicco Mansholt, Dutch farmer and politician, 4th President of the European Commission (d. 1995)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Mae Questel, American actress and vocal artist (d. 1998)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Ray Bowden, English footballer (d. 1998)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Frits Thors, Dutch journalist and radio host (d. 2014)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Bill Monroe, American singer-songwriter and mandolin player (d. 1996)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Maurice K. Goddard, American colonel and politician (d. 1995)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Reta Shaw, American actress (d. 1982)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Leonard Feather, English-American pianist, composer, producer, and journalist (d. 1994)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Roald Dahl, British novelist, poet, and screenwriter (d. 1990)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Carol Kendall, American historian and author (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Robert Ward, American soldier, composer, and educator (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter and conductor (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Dick Haymes, Argentinian actor and singer (d. 1980)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Mary Midgley, English philosopher and author (d. 2018)

Births101 years ago

1919 - George Weidenfeld, Baron Weidenfeld, Austrian-English journalist, publisher, and philanthropist (d. 2016)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Else Holmelund Minarik, Danish-American journalist and author (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Caroline Duby Glassman, American lawyer and jurist (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Édouard Boubat, French photographer and journalist (d. 1999)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Harold Blair, Australian tenor and educator (d. 1976)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Scott Brady, American actor (d. 1985)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Maurice Jarre, French composer and conductor (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Mel Tormé, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Andrew Brimmer, American economist and academic (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Emile Francis, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births94 years ago

1926 - J. Frank Raley Jr., American soldier and politician (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Laura Cardoso, Brazilian actress

Births93 years ago

1928 - Robert Indiana, American painter and sculptor (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Tzannis Tzannetakis, Greek soldier and politician, 175th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher and philanthropist (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Barbara Bain, American actress

Births89 years ago

1931 - Robert Bédard, Canadian tennis player and sportscaster

Births89 years ago

1931 - Marjorie Jackson-Nelson, Australian sprinter and politician, 33rd Governor of South Australia

Births89 years ago

1931 - Rein Maran, Estonian cinematographer

Births89 years ago

1932 - Fernando González Pacheco, Spanish-Colombian journalist and actor (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Radoslav Brzobohatý, Czech actor (d. 2012)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Bengt Hallberg, Swedish pianist and composer (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Eileen Fulton, American actress

Births87 years ago

1933 - Donald Mackay, Australian businessman and activist (d. 1977)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Lewie Steinberg, American bass player (d. 2016)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Tony Pickard, English tennis player and coach

Births86 years ago

1936 - Stefano Delle Chiaie, Italian activist, founded National Vanguard

Births84 years ago

1937 - Don Bluth, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Sullivan Bluth Studios and Fox Animation Studios

Births83 years ago

1938 - John Smith, Scottish lawyer and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1994)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Arleen Auger, American soprano and educator (d. 1993)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Richard Kiel, American actor and voice artist (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Guntis Ulmanis, Latvian economist and politician, 5th President of Latvia

Births81 years ago

1939 - Joel-Peter Witkin, American photographer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Óscar Arias, Costa Rican politician, President of Costa Rica, Nobel Prize laureate

Births80 years ago

1940 - Kerry Stokes, Australian businessman

Births80 years ago

1941 - Tadao Ando, Japanese architect and academic, designed Piccadilly Gardens

Births79 years ago

1941 - David Clayton-Thomas, English-Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Turkish judge and politician, 10th President of the Republic of Turkey

Births79 years ago

1942 - Michel Côté, Canadian businessman and politician

Births78 years ago

1943 - Mildred D. Taylor, American author

Births77 years ago

1944 - Carol Barnes, English journalist (d. 2008)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Jacqueline Bisset, English actress and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Peter Cetera, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Midget Farrelly, Australian surfer (d. 2016)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Leslie Harvey, Scottish guitarist (d. 1972)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Noël Godin, Belgian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Andres Küng, Swedish journalist and politician (d. 2002)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Frank Marshall, American director and producer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Henri Kuprashvili, Georgian swimmer

Births74 years ago

1948 - Nell Carter, American actress and singer (d. 2003)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Sitiveni Rabuka, Fijian general and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Fiji

Births72 years ago

1949 - John W. Henry, American businessman

Births71 years ago

1950 - Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Poland

Births70 years ago

1950 - Pat Holland, English footballer and manager

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jeff Lowe, American mountaineer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Anne Devlin, Irish author, playwright, and screenwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Salva Kiir Mayardit, South Sudanese politician, 1st President of South Sudan

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jean Smart, American actress

Births69 years ago

1952 - Réjean Giroux, Canadian ice hockey player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Randy Jones, American pop and disco singer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Don Was, American bass player and producer

Births68 years ago

1954 - Steve Kilbey, English-Australian singer-songwriter and bass player

Births66 years ago
Births65 years ago

1955 - Joe Morris, American guitarist and composer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Alain Ducasse, French-Monégasque chef

Births64 years ago

1956 - Anne Geddes, Australian-New Zealand photographer and fashion designer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Joni Sledge, American singer and songwriter (d. 2017)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Vinny Appice, American rock drummer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Judy Blumberg, American ice dancer and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mal Donaghy, Irish footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - Brad Hooker, English-American philosopher and academic

Births63 years ago

1957 - Eleanor King, English lawyer and judge

Births63 years ago

1957 - John G. Trueschler, American lawyer and politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mark Wiebe, American golfer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Keith Black, American neurosurgeon and academic

Births63 years ago

1958 - Bobby Davro, English comedian and actor

Births62 years ago

1958 - Paweł Przytocki, Polish conductor and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Kōji Tamaki, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor

Births62 years ago

1959 - Tatyana Mitkova, Russian journalist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Kevin Carter, South African photojournalist (d. 1994)

Births60 years ago

1961 - Dave Mustaine, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - KK Null, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Peter Roskam, American lawyer and politician

Births59 years ago

1962 - Neal Lancaster, American golfer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian author

Births58 years ago

1963 - Yuri Alexandrov, Russian boxer (d. 2013)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Antony Galione, Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford

Births57 years ago

1963 - Theodoros Roussopoulos, Greek journalist and politician

Births57 years ago

1963 - Robin Smith, South African-English cricketer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Tavis Smiley, American talk show host, journalist, and author

Births56 years ago

1965 - Annie Duke, American poker player and author

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jeff Ross, American comedian, director, and author

Births55 years ago

1965 - Zak Starkey, English drummer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Maria Furtwängler, German physician and actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Brendan Hall, Australian rugby league player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Michael Johnson, American sprinter and journalist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Tim "Ripper" Owens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Stephen Perkins, American drummer and songwriter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Brad Johnson, American football player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and guitarist

Births52 years ago

1969 - Daniel Fonseca, Uruguayan footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tyler Perry, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Shane Warne, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1970 - Lee Abramson, American bass player and composer (d. 2016)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Martín Herrera, Argentinian footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Louise Lombard, English actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Ben Alexander, Australian rugby league player (d. 1992)

Births49 years ago

1971 - Goran Ivanišević, Croatian tennis player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Stella McCartney, English fashion designer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Manabu Namiki, Japanese pianist and composer

Births49 years ago

1973 - Christine Arron, French runner

Births47 years ago

1973 - Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Carlo Nash, English footballer and photographer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Travis Knight, American basketball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Éric Lapointe, Canadian football player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Craig Rivet, Canadian ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Akihiro Asai, Japanese race car driver

Births45 years ago

1975 - Joe Don Rooney, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births45 years ago

1976 - Ro Khanna, American politician

Births44 years ago

1976 - Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - Elvis Mihailenko, Latvian boxer, trainer, and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1977 - Fiona Apple, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pianist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ivan De Battista, Maltese actor, singer, director, and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer-songwriter and drummer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Swizz Beatz, American rapper and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Peter Sunde, Swedish businessman

Births42 years ago

1978 - Masato Shibata, Japanese wrestler

Births42 years ago

1979 - Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Tony Henry, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Andreas Biermann, German footballer (d. 2014)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Han Chae-young, South Korean actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Viren Rasquinha, Indian field hockey player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Angelina Love, Canadian-American wrestler

Births39 years ago

1982 - Lloyd Dyer, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nenê, Brazilian basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Rickie Weeks, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Colin Marston, American guitarist, bassist, and producer/engineer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - James Bourne, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Molly Crabapple, American illustrator and journalist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ryan Del Monte, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Eduard Ratnikov, Estonian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Nabil Abou-Harb, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Baron Corbin, American wrestler

Births36 years ago

1985 - David Jordan, English singer-songwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Australian rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Steve Colpaert, Belgian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Derek Hardman, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese race car driver

Births34 years ago

1986 - Sean Williams, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Edenilson Bergonsi, Brazilian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jonathan de Guzmán, Canadian-Dutch footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgarian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Luis Rentería, Panamanian footballer (d. 2014)

Births32 years ago

1988 - Keith Treacy, Irish footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Elysée Irié Bi Séhi, Ivorian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kenny Edwards, New Zealand rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jon Mannah, Australian rugby league player (d. 2013)

Births31 years ago

1989 - Thomas Müller, German footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - William Owusu, Ghanaian footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Aoi Nakabeppu, Japanese model and actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - Luciano Narsingh, Dutch footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Ksenia Afanasyeva, Russian gymnast

Births29 years ago

1993 - Niall Horan, Irish singer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Alice Merton, German-Canadian-English singer and songwriter

Births27 years ago

1994 - Leonor Andrade, Portuguese singer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Cameron Munster, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Robbie Kay, English actor

Births25 years ago

1995 - Jerry Tollbring, Swedish handball player

Births25 years ago

1995 - João Carlos Almeida Leandro, Portuguese footballer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Shubham Khajuria, Indian cricketer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Playboi Carti, American rapper

Births24 years ago

Deaths

AD 81 - Titus, Roman emperor (b. AD 39)

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1313 - Notburga, Austrian saint (b. 1265)

Deaths707 years ago

1409 - Isabella of Valois, queen consort of England (b. 1387)

Deaths611 years ago
Deaths532 years ago

1506 - Andrea Mantegna, Italian painter and engraver (b. 1431)

Deaths514 years ago

1557 - John Cheke, English scholar and politician, Secretary of State for England (b. 1514)

Deaths463 years ago

1592 - Michel de Montaigne, French philosopher and author (b. 1533)

Deaths428 years ago

1598 - Philip II of Spain (b. 1526)

Deaths422 years ago

1612 - Karin Månsdotter, Queen of Sweden (b. 1550)

Deaths408 years ago
Deaths388 years ago

1759 - James Wolfe, English general (b. 1727)

Deaths261 years ago

1766 - Benjamin Heath, English scholar and author (b. 1704)

Deaths254 years ago

1800 - Claude Martin, French-English general and explorer (b. 1735)

Deaths220 years ago
Deaths214 years ago

1808 - Saverio Bettinelli, Italian poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1718)

Deaths212 years ago

1813 - Hezqeyas, Ethiopian emperor

Deaths207 years ago

1847 - Nicolas Oudinot, French general (b. 1767)

Deaths173 years ago

1871 - İbrahim Şinasi, Turkish journalist, author, and translator (b. 1826)

Deaths149 years ago

1872 - Ludwig Feuerbach, German anthropologist and philosopher (b. 1804)

Deaths148 years ago

1881 - Ambrose Burnside, American general and politician, 30th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1824)

Deaths139 years ago

1885 - Friedrich Kiel, German composer and educator (b. 1821)

Deaths135 years ago

1894 - Emmanuel Chabrier, French pianist and composer (b. 1841)

Deaths126 years ago

1905 - René Goblet, French lawyer and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1828)

Deaths115 years ago

1910 - Rajanikanta Sen, Bangladeshi poet and composer (b. 1865)

Deaths110 years ago

1912 - Joseph Furphy, Australian author and poet (b. 1843)

Deaths108 years ago

1912 - Nogi Maresuke, Japanese general (b. 1849)

Deaths108 years ago

1913 - Aurel Vlaicu, Romanian pilot and engineer (b. 1882)

Deaths107 years ago

1915 - Andrew L. Harris, American general and politician, 44th Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)

Deaths105 years ago

1918 - Frederic Crowninshield, American artist and author (b. 1845)

Deaths102 years ago

1928 - Italo Svevo, Italian author and playwright (b. 1861)

Deaths92 years ago

1929 - Jatindra Nath Das, Indian activist (b. 1904)

Deaths91 years ago

1931 - Lili Elbe, Danish model and painter (b. 1882)

Deaths89 years ago

1937 - David Robertson, Scottish rugby player and golfer (b. 1869)

Deaths83 years ago

1941 - Elias Disney, Canadian-American farmer and businessman (b. 1859)

Deaths79 years ago

1944 - W. Heath Robinson, English cartoonist (b. 1872)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Amon Göth, Austrian captain (b. 1908)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Eugene Lanceray, Russian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (b. 1875)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - William Watt, Australian lawyer and politician, 24th Premier of Victoria (b. 1871)

Deaths74 years ago

1949 - August Krogh, Danish physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)

Deaths71 years ago

1953 - Mary Brewster Hazelton, American painter (b. 1868)

Deaths67 years ago

1960 - Leó Weiner, Hungarian composer and educator (b. 1885)

Deaths60 years ago

1967 - Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, Yemeni-Saudi Arabian businessman, founded Saudi Binladin Group (b. 1903)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Robert George, English air marshal and politician, 24th Governor of South Australia (b. 1896)

Deaths53 years ago

1967 - Leonard Lord, English businessman (b. 1896)

Deaths53 years ago

1971 - Lin Biao, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1907)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Betty Field, American actress (b. 1913)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Sajjad Zaheer, Indian poet and philosopher (b. 1905)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Mudicondan Venkatarama Iyer, Indian singer and musicologist (b. 1897)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Armand Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Albert Tessier, Canadian priest, historian, and director (b. 1895)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Leopold Stokowski, English conductor (b. 1882)

Deaths43 years ago

1982 - Reed Crandall, American illustrator (b. 1917)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Dane Rudhyar, French-American astrologer, composer, and author (b. 1895)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Mervyn LeRoy, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1900)

Deaths33 years ago

1991 - Robert Irving, English soldier and conductor (b. 1913)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Metin Oktay, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1936)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Joe Pasternak, Hungarian-American production manager and producer (b. 1901)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Carl Voss, American ice hockey player and referee (b. 1907)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Tupac Shakur, American rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1971)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Georges Guétary, Egyptian-French actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1915)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Georgios Mitsibonas, Greek footballer (b. 1962)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Necdet Calp, Turkish civil servant and politician (b. 1922)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Frank Renouf, New Zealand businessman (b. 1918)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (b. 1919)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Benjamin Bloom, American psychologist and academic (b. 1913)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Betty Jeffrey, Australian nurse and author (b. 1908)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Johnny Craig, American sailor and illustrator (b. 1926)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Jaroslav Drobný, Czech-English ice hockey player and tennis player (b. 1921)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Dorothy McGuire, American actress (b. 1916)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - George Stanley, Canadian soldier, historian, and author, designed the Flag of Canada (b. 1907)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Frank O'Bannon, American publisher, lawyer, and politician, 47th Governor of Indiana (b. 1930)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-invented the birth-control pill (b. 1925)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Toni Fritsch, Austrian footballer (b. 1945)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian lawyer and politician, 25th President of Colombia (b. 1916)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Ann Richards, American educator and politician, 45th Governor of Texas (b. 1933)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Whakahuihui Vercoe, New Zealand archbishop (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Paul Burke, American actor (b. 1926)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Walter Bonatti, Italian mountaineer and journalist (b. 1930)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - William Duckworth, American composer and author (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Peter Lougheed, Canadian football player, lawyer, and politician, 10th Premier of Alberta (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Edgar Metcalfe, English-Australian actor and director (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ranganath Misra, Indian lawyer and jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Olusegun Agagu, Nigerian politician, 15th Governor of Ondo State (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Robert J. Behnke, American biologist and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rick Casares, American football player (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Luiz Gushiken, Brazilian trade union leader and politician (b. 1950)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Benjamin Adekunle, Nigerian general (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Helen Filarski, American baseball player (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Milan Galić, Serbian footballer (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Frank Torre, American baseball player and manager (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Vivinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1961)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Erma Bergmann, American baseball player (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Brian Close, English cricketer and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Moses Malone, American basketball player and sportscaster (b. 1955)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Jonathan Riley-Smith, British historian (b. 1938)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Pete Domenici, American politician, senator of New Mexico (b. 1932)

Deaths3 years ago

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