Holidays and observances

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

Events

AD 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.

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629 - Emperor Heraclius enters Constantinople in triumph after his victory over the Persian Empire.

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786 - "Night of the three Caliphs": Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother al-Hadi. Birth of Harun's son al-Ma'mun.

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919 - Battle of Islandbridge: High King Niall Glúndub is killed while leading an Irish coalition against the Vikings of Uí Ímair, led by King Sitric Cáech.

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Events840 years ago

1402 - Battle of Homildon Hill results in an English victory over Scotland.

Events618 years ago

1607 - Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.

Events413 years ago

1682 - Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, is founded.

Events338 years ago

1723 - Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena lays down the first stone of Fort Manoel in Malta.

Events297 years ago

1741 - George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio Messiah.

Events279 years ago

1752 - The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).

Events268 years ago

1763 - Seneca warriors defeat British forces at the Battle of Devil's Hole during Pontiac's War.

Events257 years ago
Events238 years ago
Events229 years ago

1808 - Finnish War: Russians defeat the Swedes at the Battle of Oravais.

Events212 years ago

1812 - Napoleonic Wars: The French Grande Armée enters Moscow. The Fire of Moscow begins as soon as Russian troops leave the city.

Events208 years ago

1814 - Battle of Baltimore: The poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.

Events206 years ago

1829 - The Ottoman Empire signs the Treaty of Adrianople with Russia, thus ending the Russo-Turkish War.

Events191 years ago

1846 - Jang Bahadur and his brothers massacre about 40 members of the Nepalese palace court.

Events174 years ago
Events158 years ago

1901 - U.S. President William McKinley dies after being mortally wounded on September 6 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz and is succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.

Events119 years ago

1914 - HMAS AE1, the Royal Australian Navy's first submarine, was lost at sea with all hands near East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Events106 years ago

1917 - The Russian Empire is formally replaced by the Russian Republic.

Events103 years ago

1936 - Raoul Villain, who assassinated the French Socialist Jean Jaures, is himself killed by Spanish Republicans in Ibiza

Events84 years ago

1939 - World War II: The Estonian military boards the Polish submarine ORP Orzeł in Tallinn, sparking a diplomatic incident that the Soviet Union will later use to justify the annexation of Estonia.

Events81 years ago

1940 - Ip massacre: The Hungarian Army, supported by local Hungarians, kill 158 Romanian civilians in Ip, Sălaj, a village in Northern Transylvania, an act of ethnic cleansing.

Events80 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Wehrmacht starts a three-day retaliatory operation targeting several Greek villages in the region of Viannos, whose death toll would eventually exceed 500 persons.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: Maastricht becomes the first Dutch city to be liberated by allied forces.

Events76 years ago

1948 - The Indian Army captures the city of Aurangabad as part of Operation Polo.

Events72 years ago

1954 - In a top secret nuclear test, a Soviet Tu-4 bomber drops a 40 kiloton atomic weapon just north of Totskoye village.

Events66 years ago

1958 - The first two German post-war rockets, designed by the German engineer Ernst Mohr, reach the upper atmosphere.

Events62 years ago

1959 - The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.

Events61 years ago

1960 - The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded.

Events60 years ago

1960 - Congo Crisis: With CIA help, Mobutu Sese Seko seizes power in a military coup, suspending parliament and the constitution.

Events60 years ago

1969 - The US Selective Service selects September 14 as the First Draft Lottery date.

Events51 years ago

1975 - The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI.

Events45 years ago

1979 - Afghan President Nur Muhammad Taraki is assassinated upon the order of Hafizullah Amin, who becomes the new president.

Events41 years ago

1982 - President-elect of Lebanon Bachir Gemayel is assassinated.

Events38 years ago

1984 - Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.

Events36 years ago

1985 - Penang Bridge, the longest bridge in Malaysia, connecting the island of Penang to the mainland, opens to traffic.

Events35 years ago

1989 - The Standard Gravure shooting where Joseph T. Wesbecker, a 47-year old pressman, killed 8 people and injured 12 people at his former workplace, Standard Gravure, before committing suicide.

Events31 years ago

1992 The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina declares the breakaway Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia to be illegal.

Events28 years ago

1993 - Lufthansa Flight 2904, an Airbus A320, crashes into an embankment after overshooting the runway at Okęcie International Airport (now Warsaw Chopin Airport), killing two people.

Events27 years ago

1994 - The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.

Events26 years ago

1997 - Eighty-one killed as five bogies of the Ahmedabad–Howrah Express plunge into a river in Bilaspur district of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Events23 years ago

1998 - Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.

Events22 years ago
Events21 years ago

2000 - Microsoft releases Windows ME.

Events20 years ago

2001 - Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.

Events19 years ago

2003 - In a referendum, Estonia approves joining the European Union.

Events17 years ago

2007 - Financial crisis of 2007–2008: The Northern Rock bank experiences the first bank run in the United Kingdom in 150 years.

Events13 years ago

2015 - The first observation of gravitational waves was made, announced by the LIGO and Virgo collaborations on 11 February 2016.

Events5 years ago

2019 - Yemen's Houthi rebels claim responsibility for an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

Events1 years ago

Births

208 - Diadumenian, Roman emperor (d. 218)

Births

768 - Al-Ma'mun, Abbasid caliph, 7th (d. 833)

Births

938 - Sahib ibn Abbad, Persian scholar and statesman (d. 995)

Births

953 - Guo Zongxun, Chinese emperor (d. 973)

Births

1032 - Dao Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1101)

Births988 years ago

1246 - John FitzAlan, 7th Earl of Arundel, English nobleman (d. 1272)

Births774 years ago

1384 - Ephraim of Nea Makri, Greek martyr and saint (d. 1426)

Births636 years ago

1388 - Claudius Clavus, Danish geographer and cartographer (d. 1438)

Births632 years ago

1401 - Maria of Castile, Queen consort of Aragon and Naples (d. 1458)

Births619 years ago

1485 - Anna of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Landgravine of Hesse (d. 1525)

Births535 years ago

1486 - Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, German theologian, astrologer, and alchemist (d. 1535)

Births534 years ago
Births477 years ago

1547 - Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Dutch politician (d. 1619)

Births473 years ago

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

Births440 years ago

1618 - Peter Lely, Dutch-English painter (d. 1680)

Births402 years ago

1643 - Jeremiah Dummer, American silversmith (d. 1718)

Births377 years ago

1656 - Thomas Baker, English historian and author (d. 1746)

Births364 years ago

1713 - Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1781)

Births307 years ago

1721 - Eliphalet Dyer, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 1807)

Births299 years ago

1736 - Robert Raikes, English philanthropist, founded Sunday school (d. 1811)

Births284 years ago

1737 - Michael Haydn, Austrian singer and composer (d. 1806)

Births283 years ago

1769 - Alexander von Humboldt, German geographer and explorer (d. 1859)

Births251 years ago

1774 - Lord William Bentinck, English general and politician, 14th Governor-General of India (d. 1839)

Births246 years ago

1791 - Franz Bopp, German linguist and academic (d. 1867)

Births229 years ago

1804 - John Gould, English ornithologist and illustrator (d. 1881)

Births216 years ago

1804 - Louis Désiré Maigret, French bishop (d. 1882)

Births216 years ago

1816 - Mary Hall Barrett Adams, American book editor and letter writer (d. 1860)

Births204 years ago

1837 - Nikolai Bugaev, Georgian-Russian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1903)

Births183 years ago

1843 - Lola Rodríguez de Tió, Puerto Rican poet, abolitionist, and women's rights activist (d. 1924)

Births177 years ago

1847 - Fanny Holland, English actress and singer (d. 1931)

Births173 years ago

1850 - Anton Mahnič, Slovenian bishop, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1920)

Births170 years ago

1853 - Ponnambalam Arunachalam, Sri Lankan civil servant and politician (d. 1924)

Births167 years ago

1857 - Julia Platt, American embryologist and politician (d. 1935)

Births163 years ago

1860 - Hamlin Garland, American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer (d. 1940)

Births160 years ago
Births156 years ago

1867 - Charles Dana Gibson, American illustrator (d. 1944)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Théodore Botrel, French singer-songwriter, poet, and playwright (d. 1925)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Kid Nichols, American baseball player and manager (d. 1953)

Births151 years ago

1872 - John Olof Dahlgren, Swedish-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1963)

Births148 years ago

1879 - Margaret Sanger, American nurse and activist (d. 1966)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Benjamin, Russian bishop and missionary (d. 1961)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Archie Hahn, American sprinter, football player, and coach (d. 1955)

Births140 years ago

1883 - Richard Gerstl, Austrian painter and illustrator (d. 1908)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor, composer, and critic (d. 1975)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Jan Masaryk, Czech soldier and politician, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1948)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Paul Kochanski, Polish violinist and composer (d. 1934)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Karl Taylor Compton, American physicist, 9th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (d. 1954)

Births133 years ago

1891 - Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1983)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Laurence W. Allen, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1968)

Births128 years ago

1896 - José Mojica, Mexican tenor and actor (d. 1974)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Lawrence Gellert, Hungarian-American musicologist and song collector (d. 1979)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Ernest Nash, German-Italian photographer and scholar (d. 1974)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Hal B. Wallis, American film producer (d. 1986)

Births122 years ago

1902 - Giorgos Papasideris, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1977)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Alice Tully, American soprano and philanthropist (d. 1993)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Mart Raud, Estonian poet and author (d. 1980)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Richard Mohaupt, German composer and Kapellmeister (d. 1957)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Yuri Ivask, Russian-American poet and critic (d. 1986)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Peter Scott, English ornithologist, painter, and sailor (d. 1989)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Lehman Engel, American composer and conductor (d. 1982)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Jack Hawkins, English actor and producer (d. 1973)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Yiannis Latsis, Greek businessman (d. 2003)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Rolf Liebermann, Swiss-French composer and manager (d. 1999)

Births110 years ago

1911 - William H. Armstrong, American author and educator (d. 1999)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Jacobo Árbenz, Guatemalan captain and politician, President of Guatemala (d. 1971)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Rubby Sherr, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Mae Boren Axton, American composer and educator (d. 1997)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Clayton Moore, American actor (d. 1999)

Births106 years ago

1915 - John Dobson, Chinese-American astronomer and author, designed the Dobsonian telescope (d. 2014)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Eric Bentley, English-American singer, playwright, and critic

Births104 years ago

1916 - John Heyer, Australian director and producer (d. 2001)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Rudolf Baumgartner, Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 2002)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Georges Berger, Belgian race car driver (d. 1967)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Cachao López, Cuban-American bassist and composer (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Deryck Cooke, English musicologist and broadcaster (d. 1976)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Gil Langley, Australian cricketer, footballer, and politician (d. 2001)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Olga Lowe, South African-English actress (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Kay Medford, American actress (d. 1980)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist and author (d. 2009)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Lawrence Klein, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Alberto Calderón, Argentinian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1998)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Constance Baker Motley, American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2005)

Births99 years ago

1921 - A. Jean de Grandpré, Canadian lawyer, businessman, and academic

Births99 years ago

1921 - Paul Poberezny, American pilot and businessman, founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Dario Vittori, Italian-Argentinian actor and producer (d. 2001)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Michel Auclair, German-French actor (d. 1988)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Frances Bergen, American model and actress (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Alfred Käärmann, Estonian soldier and author (d. 2010)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Nicholas Georgiadis, Greek painter and costume designer (d. 2001)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Patricia Barringer, American baseball player and accountant (d. 2007)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Jerry Coleman, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean-English physician, academic, and diplomat (d. 1994)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Wim Polak, Dutch journalist and politician, Mayor of Amsterdam (d. 1999)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Michel Butor, French author and critic (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Richard Ellsasser, American organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1972)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Spanish noblewoman (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Martin Caidin, American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Janet Davies, English actress (d. 1986)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Gardner Dickinson, American golfer (d. 1998)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Jim Fanning, American-Canadian baseball player and manager (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Edmund Szoka, American cardinal (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Jay Cameron, American reed player and saxophonist (d. 2001)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Alberto Korda, Cuban photographer (d. 2001)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Angus Ogilvy, English businessman (d. 2004)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Larry Collins, American-French journalist, historian, and author (d. 2005)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Allan Bloom, American philosopher and academic (d. 1992)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Romola Costantino, Australian pianist and critic (d. 1988)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Eugene I. Gordon, American physicist and engineer (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Harry Sinden, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births88 years ago

1932 - John Tembo, Malawian politician

Births88 years ago

1933 - Zoe Caldwell, Australian actress

Births87 years ago

1933 - Harve Presnell, American actor and singer (d. 2009)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Sarah Kofman, French philosopher and academic (d. 1994)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Paul Little, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1993)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Kate Millett, American author and activist (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Don Walser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese illustrator (d. 2008)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Harry Danielsen, Norwegian educator and politician (d. 2011)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Terence Donovan, English photographer and director (d. 1996)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Walter Koenig, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births84 years ago

1936 - Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births84 years ago

1936 - Lucas Samaras, Greek-American painter and photographer

Births84 years ago

1937 - Renzo Piano, Italian architect and engineer, designed The Shard and The New York Times Building

Births83 years ago

1938 - Franco Califano, Libya-born Italian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Nicol Williamson, Scottish actor (d. 2011)

Births82 years ago

1939 - DeWitt Weaver, American golfer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Ventseslav Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer and translator

Births80 years ago

1940 - Larry Brown, American basketball player and coach

Births80 years ago

1941 - Bruce Hyde, American actor and academic (d. 2015)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ian Kennedy, English lawyer and academic

Births79 years ago

1941 - Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, American civil rights activist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan drummer, composer, and bandleader

Births79 years ago

1941 - Alex St. Clair, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2006)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Oliver Lake, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Roger Lyons, English trade union leader

Births78 years ago

1942 - Bernard MacLaverty, Irish author, playwright, and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1943 - Irwin Goodman, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1991)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Marcos Valle, Brazilian singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Joey Heatherton, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Günter Netzer, German footballer and manager

Births76 years ago

1945 - Martin Tyler, English sportscaster

Births75 years ago

1946 - Pete Agnew, Scottish rock bassist and singer (Nazareth)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jim Angle, American soldier and journalist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Wolfgang Sühnholz, German-American soccer player and coach

Births74 years ago

1947 - Jon Bauman, American singer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Sam Neill, Northern Irish-New Zealand actor and director

Births73 years ago

1948 - Marc Reisner, American environmentalist and author (d. 2000)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Steve Gaines, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ed King, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2018)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Tommy Seebach, Danish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2003)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1994)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Eikichi Yazawa, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Paul Kossoff, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 1976)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver

Births70 years ago

1950 - Mike Nifong, American lawyer and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - John Steptoe, American author and illustrator (d. 1989)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Volodymyr Melnykov, Ukrainian poet, writer, songwriter and composer

Births69 years ago

1953 - Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (d. 1998)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Judy Playfair, Australian swimmer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Barry Cowsill, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (d. 2005)

Births66 years ago

1954 - David Wojnarowicz, American painter and photographer (d. 1992)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboard player, and producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Geraldine Brooks, Australian-American novelist and journalist

Births65 years ago

1955 - William Jackson, Scottish harp player and composer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Edu Manzano, American-Filipino actor and politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Paul Allott, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Kostas Karamanlis, Greek lawyer and politician, 181st Prime Minister of Greece

Births64 years ago

1956 - Nathalie Roussel, French actress

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ray Wilkins, English footballer and manager (d. 2018)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Lefteris Zagoritis, Greek lawyer and politician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Tim Wallach, American baseball player and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - Kepler Wessels, South African cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1958 - Paul Clark, English footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jeff Crowe, New Zealand cricketer, referee, and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Arlindo Cruz, Brazilian singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Beth Nielsen Chapman, American singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1959 - John Berry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Morten Harket, Norwegian singer-songwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Ronald Lengkeek, Dutch footballer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Melissa Leo, American actress

Births60 years ago

1960 - Callum Keith Rennie, English-Canadian actor and producer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Freeman Mbowe, Tanzanian politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Wendy Thomas, American businesswoman

Births59 years ago

1962 - Robert Herjavec, Croatian-Canadian businessman

Births58 years ago

1962 - Tom Kurvers, American ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1962 - Bonnie Jo Campbell, American novelist and short story writer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Robin Singh, Trinidadian-Indian cricketer and coach

Births57 years ago

1964 - Faith Ford, American actress

Births56 years ago

1965 - Emily Bell, English journalist and academic

Births55 years ago

1965 - Dmitry Medvedev, Russian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Russia

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kevin O'Hare, English ballet dancer and director

Births55 years ago

1966 - Aamer Sohail, Pakistani cricketer and politician

Births54 years ago

1967 - Jens Lien, Norwegian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - John Power, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1968 - Grant Shapps, English politician

Births52 years ago

1968 - Michelle Stafford, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Denis Betts, English rugby league player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Konstandinos Koukodimos, Australian-Greek long jumper and politician

Births51 years ago

1970 - Francesco Casagrande, Italian cyclist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ben Garant, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Satoshi Kojima, Japanese wrestler

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jason Martin, Australian rugby league player, singer, and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Craig Montoya, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mark Webber, English guitarist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Jeff Loomis, American guitarist and songwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Andre Matos, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Christopher McCulloch, American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kimberly Williams-Paisley, American actress, director, and producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Notah Begay III, American golfer

Births48 years ago

1972 - David Bell, American baseball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Tony Bui, Vietnamese director, producer, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Terrell Fletcher, American football player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Andrew Lincoln, English actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Nas, American rapper

Births47 years ago

1973 - Linvoy Primus, English footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mike Ward, Canadian comedian and actor

Births47 years ago

1974 - Chad Bradford, American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Hicham El Guerrouj, Moroccan runner

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mattias Marklund, Swedish guitarist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Sunday Oliseh, Nigerian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Helgi Sigurðsson, Icelandic footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Patrick van Balkom, Dutch sprinter

Births46 years ago

1976 - Agustín Calleri, Argentinian tennis player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Mattias Agabus, Estonian architect

Births43 years ago

1977 - Malik Bendjelloul, Swedish director and producer (d. 2014)

Births43 years ago

1977 - Miyu Matsuki, Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2015)

Births43 years ago

1978 - Ben Cohen, English rugby union player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Carmen Kass, Estonian model and actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Danielle Peck, American singer-songwriter

Births42 years ago

1979 - Ivica Olić, Croatian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Stefan Stam, Dutch footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Ayọ, German singer-songwriter and actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Gareth Maybin, Northern Irish professional golfer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Miyavi, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Katie Lee, American chef, author, and critic

Births39 years ago

1981 - Stefan Reisinger, German footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Yumi Adachi, Japanese actress and singer

Births39 years ago

1982 - SoShy, French-American singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Petr Průcha, Czech ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Arash Borhani, Iranian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Josh Outman, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Frostee Rucker, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Amy Winehouse, English singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ayushmann Khurrana, Indian film actor, singer and anchor

Births36 years ago

1985 - Paolo Gregoletto, American bass player and songwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Trevis Smith, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Aya Ueto, Japanese actress and singer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Delmon Young, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Jonathan Monaghan, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Steven Naismith, Scottish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Barış Özbek, German-Turkish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer and actress

Births34 years ago

1987 - Michael Crabtree, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tinchy Stryder, Ghanaian-English rapper and producer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Martin Fourcade, French biathlete

Births32 years ago

1988 - Diogo Salomão, Portuguese footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jessica Brown Findlay, English actress

Births31 years ago

1989 - Tony Finau, American golfer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Logan Henderson, American singer-songwriter

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jesse James, American actor

Births31 years ago

1989 - Lee Jong-suk, South Korean actor and model

Births31 years ago

1990 - Douglas Costa, Brazilian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Petar Filipović, German-born Croatian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Belinda Hocking, Australian backstroke swimmer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Cecilie Pedersen, Norwegian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Dee Milliner, American football player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Nana, South Korean singer, actress and model

Births29 years ago

1991 - Shayne Topp, American actor and Smosh cast member

Births29 years ago

1992 - Connor Fields, American cyclist

Births28 years ago

1992 - Zico, South Korean rapper

Births28 years ago

1993 - Brandon Brown, American race car driver

Births27 years ago

1994 - Brahim Darri, Dutch footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Daniel O'Shaughnessy, Finnish professional football central defender

Births26 years ago

1994 - Krasimir Stanoev, Bulgarian footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Deshaun Watson, American football player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Hugh Bernard, English cricketer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Myles Wright, English professional footballer

Births24 years ago

Deaths

AD 23 - Drusus Julius Caesar, Roman son of Tiberius (b. 13 BC)

Deaths

258 - Cyprian, African bishop and saint (b. 200)

Deaths

407 - John Chrysostom, Byzantine archbishop and saint (b. 347)

Deaths

585 - Bidatsu, emperor of Japan (b. 538)

Deaths

619 - Yang You, emperor of the Sui Dynasty (b. 605)

Deaths

775 - Constantine V, Byzantine emperor (b. 718)

Deaths

786 - Al-Hadi, Abbasid caliph (b. 764)

Deaths

820 - Li Yong, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty

Deaths

891 - Stephen V, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths
Deaths

949 - Fujiwara no Tadahira, Japanese statesman (b. 880)

Deaths

1146 - Imad ad-Din Zengi, Syrian ruler (b. 1087)

Deaths874 years ago

1164 - Emperor Sutoku of Japan (b. 1119)

Deaths856 years ago

1214 - Albert Avogadro, Italian lawyer, patriarch, and saint (b. 1149)

Deaths806 years ago

1321 - Dante Alighieri, Italian writer (b. 1265)

Deaths699 years ago

1401 - Dobrogost of Nowy Dwór, Polish bishop (b. 1355)

Deaths619 years ago

1404 - Albert IV, duke of Austria (b. 1377)

Deaths616 years ago

1412 - Ingegerd Knutsdotter, Swedish abbess (b. 1356)

Deaths608 years ago
Deaths585 years ago

1487 - Mara Branković, Serbian princess (b. 1416)

Deaths533 years ago

1523 - Pope Adrian VI (b. 1459)

Deaths497 years ago
Deaths482 years ago

1605 - Jan Tarnowski, Polish archbishop (b. 1550)

Deaths415 years ago

1613 - Thomas Overbury, English poet

Deaths407 years ago

1638 - John Harvard, English-American minister and philanthropist (b. 1607)

Deaths382 years ago

1646 - Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire (b. 1591)

Deaths374 years ago

1712 - Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician, astronomer, and engineer (b. 1625)

Deaths308 years ago

1715 - Dom Pérignon, French monk and priest (b. 1638)

Deaths305 years ago

1743 - Nicolas Lancret, French painter (b. 1690)

Deaths277 years ago

1749 - Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (b. 1675)

Deaths271 years ago

1759 - Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French general (b. 1712)

Deaths261 years ago

1807 - George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1724)

Deaths213 years ago

1821 - Heinrich Kuhl, German naturalist and zoologist (b. 1797)

Deaths199 years ago

1836 - Aaron Burr, American colonel and politician, 3rd Vice President of the United States (b. 1756)

Deaths184 years ago

1851 - James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist, short story writer, and historian (b. 1789)

Deaths169 years ago

1852 - Augustus Pugin, English architect and critic, designed Scarisbrick Hall (b. 1812)

Deaths168 years ago

1852 - Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Irish-English field marshal and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1769)

Deaths168 years ago

1862 - Charles Pearson, English lawyer and politician (b. 1793)

Deaths158 years ago

1862 - Charles Lennox Richardson, English-Chinese merchant (b. 1834)

Deaths158 years ago

1879 - Bernhard von Cotta, German geologist and author (b. 1808)

Deaths141 years ago

1891 - Johannes Bosboom, Dutch painter (b. 1817)

Deaths129 years ago

1898 - William Seward Burroughs I, American businessman, founded the Burroughs Corporation (b. 1857)

Deaths122 years ago

1901 - William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States (b. 1843)

Deaths119 years ago

1905 - Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Italian-French explorer (b. 1852)

Deaths115 years ago

1916 - José Echegaray, Spanish engineer, mathematician, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)

Deaths104 years ago

1927 - Isadora Duncan, American-Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1877)

Deaths93 years ago

1931 - Tom Roberts, English-Australian painter and educator (b. 1856)

Deaths89 years ago

1936 - Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Russian-American pianist and conductor (b. 1878)

Deaths84 years ago

1936 - Irving Thalberg, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1899)

Deaths84 years ago

1937 - Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Czech sociologist and politician, 1st President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1850)

Deaths83 years ago

1942 - E. S. Gosney, American eugenicist and philanthropist, founded Human Betterment Foundation (b. 1855)

Deaths78 years ago

1951 - Fritz Busch, German conductor and director (b. 1890)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - John McPhee, Australian businessman and politician, 27th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1874)

Deaths68 years ago

1959 - Wayne Morris, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1914)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - M. Karagatsis, Greek author, playwright, and critic (b. 1908)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Ernst Gustav Kühnert, Estonian-German architect and historian (b. 1885)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Frederick Schule, American hurdler, football player, and coach (b. 1879)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - J. W. Hearne, English cricketer (b. 1891)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Gertrude Berg, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1899)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Hiram Wesley Evans, American Ku Klux Klan leader (b. 1881)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Cemal Gürsel, Turkish general and politician, 4th President of Turkey (b. 1895)

Deaths54 years ago

1975 - Walter Herbert, German-American conductor (b. 1902)

Deaths45 years ago

1979 - Nur Muhammad Taraki, Afghan journalist and politician, 3rd President of Afghanistan (b. 1917)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Furry Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1899)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - William Loeb III, American publisher (b. 1905)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Christian Ferras, French violinist (b. 1933)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - John Gardner, American novelist, essayist, and critic (b. 1933)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Bachir Gemayel, Lebanese commander and politician (b. 1947)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Grace Kelly, American-Monacan actress; Princess of Monaco (b. 1929)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Janet Gaynor, American actress (b. 1906)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Gordon McLendon, American broadcaster, founded the Liberty Broadcasting System (b. 1921)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - Pérez Prado, Cuban-Mexican singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1916)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Julie Bovasso, American actress and playwright (b. 1930)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Russell Lynes, American historian, photographer, and author (b. 1910)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - August Komendant, Estonian-American engineer and academic (b. 1906)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Paul Martin Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1903)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Marika Krevata, Greek actress (b. 1910)

Deaths26 years ago

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

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Rose Ouellette, Canadian actress and manager (b. 1903)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Juliet Prowse, Indian-South African actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1937)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Yang Shangkun, Chinese politician, and 4th President of China (b. 1907)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Charles Crichton, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1910)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Giannos Kranidiotis, Greek politician and diplomat (b. 1947)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Beah Richards, American actress (b. 1920)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Jerzy Giedroyc, Belarusian-Polish soldier and activist (b. 1906)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer and guitarist (b. 1931)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - LaWanda Page, American actress (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Jerry Fleck, American actor and director (b. 1947)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Garrett Hardin, American ecologist and author (b. 1915)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - John Serry, Sr., American accordion player and composer (b. 1915)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - William Berenberg, American physician and academic (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Vladimir Volkoff, French soldier and author (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Robert Wise, American director and producer (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-American bodybuilder and actor (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Esme Melville, Australian actress (b. 1918)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Jacques Martin, French television host and producer (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Robert Savoie, Canadian opera singer (b. 1927)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Hyman Golden, American businessman, co-founded Snapple (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Keith Floyd, English chef and author (b. 1943)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Henry Gibson, American actor (b. 1935)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Jody Powell, American diplomat, White House Press Secretary (b. 1943)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Patrick Swayze, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1952)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Malcolm Wallop, American politician (b. 1933)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Jacques Antoine, French game show producer, created The Crystal Maze and Fort Boyard (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Eduardo Castro Luque, Mexican businessman and politician (b. 1963)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Winston Rekert, Canadian actor and director (b. 1949)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kan Yuet-keung, Hong Kong banker, lawyer, and politician (b. 1913)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Maksym Bilyi, Ukrainian footballer (b. 1989)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Osama El-Baz, Egyptian soldier and diplomat (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Faith Leech, Australian swimmer (b. 1941)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Tony Auth, American illustrator (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Peter Gutteridge, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1961)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - E. Jennifer Monaghan, English-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Davey Browne, Australian boxer (b. 1986)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Fred DeLuca, American businessman, co-founded Subway (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Martin Kearns, English drummer (b. 1977)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Corneliu Vadim Tudor, Romanian journalist and politician (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Ethel Johnson, American professional wrestler (b. 1935)

Deaths2 years ago

Christian feast day

Christian feast day

Formerly, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense. (Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches)

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Christian feast day
Christian feast day
Christian feast day