Holidays and observances

Battle of Britain Day (United Kingdom)

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Cry of Dolores, celebrated on the eve of Independence Day (Mexico).

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Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while September 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Sunday in September. (Ukraine)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which German-American Steuben Parade can fall, while September 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Saturday in September. (United States, especially New York City)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which POW/MIA Recognition Day can fall, while September 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Friday in September. (United States)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Prinsjesdag can fall, while September 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Tuesday in September. (Netherlands)

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Earliest day on which Respect for the Aged Day can fall, while September 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in September. (Japan)

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Engineer's Day (India)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence from Spain in 1821 of Guatemala (a Patriotic Day), El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.

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The beginning of German American Heritage Month, celebrated until October 15

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The beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated until October 15 (United States)

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Events

668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.

Events

994 - Major Fatimid victory over the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of the Orontes.

Events

1440 - Gilles de Rais, one of the earliest known serial killers, is taken into custody upon an accusation brought against him by Jean de Malestroit, Bishop of Nantes.

Events580 years ago

1530 - Appearance of the miraculous portrait of Saint Dominic in Soriano in Soriano Calabro, Calabria, Italy; commemorated as a feast day by the Roman Catholic Church 1644-1912.

Events490 years ago

1556 - Departing from Vlissingen, ex-Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain.

Events464 years ago
Events258 years ago

1776 - American Revolutionary War: British forces land at Kip's Bay during the New York Campaign.

Events244 years ago

1789 - The United States "Department of Foreign Affairs", established by law in July, is renamed the Department of State and given a variety of domestic duties.

Events231 years ago

1794 - French Revolutionary Wars: Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington) sees his first combat at the Battle of Boxtel during the Flanders Campaign.

Events226 years ago

1795 - Britain seizes the Dutch Cape Colony in southern Africa to prevent its use by the Batavian Republic.

Events225 years ago

1812 - The Grande Armée under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow.

Events208 years ago

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

Events208 years ago

1816 - HMS Whiting runs aground on the Doom Bar.

Events204 years ago
Events200 years ago

1830 - The Liverpool to Manchester railway line opens; British MP William Huskisson becomes the first widely reported railway passenger fatality when he is struck and killed by the locomotive Rocket.

Events190 years ago

1835 - HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands. The ship lands at Chatham or San Cristobal, the easternmost of the archipelago.

Events185 years ago
Events169 years ago

1873 - Franco-Prussian War: The last Imperial German Army troops leave France upon completion of payment of indemnity.

Events147 years ago
Events126 years ago

1915 - The Empire Picture Theatre (now The New Empire Cinema), the oldest running cinema in mainland Australia, opens in Bowral, New South Wales.

Events105 years ago

1916 - World War I: Tanks are used for the first time in battle, at the Battle of the Somme.

Events104 years ago

1918 - World War I: Allied troops break through the Bulgarian defenses on the Macedonian front.

Events102 years ago
Events85 years ago

1935 - Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag bearing the swastika.

Events85 years ago

1940 - World War II: The climax of the Battle of Britain, when the Royal Air Force shoots down large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is sunk by Japanese torpedoes at Guadalcanal.

Events78 years ago

1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet in Quebec as part of the Octagon Conference to discuss strategy.

Events76 years ago

1944 - Battle of Peleliu begins as the United States Marine Corps' 1st Marine Division and the United States Army's 81st Infantry Division hit White and Orange beaches under heavy fire from Japanese infantry and artillery.

Events76 years ago

1945 - A hurricane strikes southern Florida and the Bahamas, destroying 366 airplanes and 25 blimps at Naval Air Station Richmond.

Events75 years ago

1947 - Typhoon Kathleen hit the Kantō region in Japan killing 1,077.

Events73 years ago

1948 - The Indian Army captures the towns of Jalna, Latur, Mominabad, Surriapet and Narkatpalli as part of Operation Polo.

Events72 years ago

1948 - The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record at 671 miles per hour (1,080 km/h).

Events72 years ago
Events70 years ago
Events68 years ago

1959 - Nikita Khrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.

Events61 years ago

1962 - The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Events58 years ago

1963 - Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed in the bombing of an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

Events57 years ago

1967 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

Events53 years ago

1968 - The Soviet Zond 5 spaceship is launched, becoming the first spacecraft to fly around the Moon and re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.

Events52 years ago

1971 - The first Greenpeace ship sets sail to protest against nuclear testing on Amchitka Island.

Events49 years ago
Events48 years ago

1974 - Air Vietnam Flight 706 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.

Events46 years ago

1975 - The French department of "Corse" (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse (Upper Corsica) and Corse-du-Sud (Southern Corsica).

Events45 years ago

1978 - Muhammad Ali outpointed Leon Spinks in a rematch to become the first boxer to win the world heavyweight title three times at the Superdome in New Orleans.

Events42 years ago

1981 - The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Events39 years ago

1981 - The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C.

Events39 years ago
Events37 years ago

2000 - The Summer Olympics, officially known as the games of the XXVII Olympiad, are opened in Sydney, Australia.

Events20 years ago

2004 - National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces lockout of the players' union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.

Events16 years ago

2008 - Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

Events12 years ago

2017 - The Parsons Green bombing takes place in London.

Events3 years ago

Births

767 - Saichō, Japanese monk (d. 822)

Births

1461 - Jacopo Salviati, Italian politician (d. 1553)

Births559 years ago

1505 - Mary of Hungary, Dutch ruler (d. 1558)

Births515 years ago
Births487 years ago

1580 - Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer and author (d. 1659)

Births440 years ago

1592 - Giovanni Battista Rinuccini, archbishop of Fermo (d. 1653)

Births428 years ago

1613 - François de La Rochefoucauld, French soldier and author (d. 1680)

Births407 years ago

1649 - Titus Oates, English minister, fabricated the Popish Plot (d. 1705)

Births371 years ago
Births354 years ago

1690 - Ignazio Prota, Italian composer and educator (d. 1748)

Births330 years ago

1715 - Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval, French general and engineer (d. 1789)

Births305 years ago

1736 - Jean Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer, mathematician, and politician, 1st Mayor of Paris (d. 1793)

Births284 years ago

1759 - Cornelio Saavedra, Argentinean general and politician (d. 1829)

Births261 years ago

1760 - Bogislav Friedrich Emanuel von Tauentzien, Prussian general (d. 1824)

Births260 years ago

1765 - Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage, Portuguese poet and author (d. 1805)

Births255 years ago

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

Births231 years ago

1815 - Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian journalist and composer (d. 1868)

Births205 years ago

1819 - Cyprien Tanguay, Canadian priest and historian (d. 1902)

Births201 years ago

1828 - Alexander Butlerov, Russian chemist and academic (d. 1886)

Births192 years ago

1830 - Porfirio Díaz, Mexican general and politician, 29th President of Mexico (d. 1915)

Births190 years ago

1846 - George Franklin Grant, African-American educator, dentist, and inventor (d. 1910)

Births174 years ago

1852 - Edward Bouchet, American physicist and educator (d. 1918)

Births168 years ago

1852 - Jan Ernst Matzeliger, Surinamese-American inventor (d. 1889)

Births168 years ago

1857 - William Howard Taft, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 27th President of the United States (d. 1930)

Births163 years ago

1857 - Anna Winlock, American astronomer and academic (d. 1904)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Charles de Foucauld, French priest and martyr (d. 1916)

Births162 years ago

1858 - Jenő Hubay, Hungarian violinist, composer, and educator (d. 1937)

Births162 years ago

1861 - M. Visvesvaraya, Indian engineer, scholar, and Bharat Ratna Laureate, Diwan of the Mysore Kingdom (d. 1962)

Births159 years ago

1863 - Horatio Parker, American organist, composer, and educator (d. 1919)

Births157 years ago
Births156 years ago

1867 - Vladimir May-Mayevsky, Russian general (d. 1920)

Births153 years ago

1876 - Bruno Walter, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1962)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Bengali novelist (d. 1938)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Jakob Ehrlich, Czech-Austrian politician (d. 1938)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Yente Serdatzky, Lithuanian-American author and playwright (d. 1962)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Joseph Lyons, Australian educator and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1939)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French businessman, founded Bugatti (d. 1947)

Births139 years ago

1883 - Esteban Terradas i Illa, Spanish mathematician and engineer (d. 1950)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Paul Lévy, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1971)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Carlos Dávila, Chilean journalist and politician, President of Chile (d. 1955)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Antonio Ascari, Italian race car driver (d. 1925)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Robert Benchley, American humorist, newspaper columnist, and actor (d. 1945)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Claude McKay, Jamaican-American poet and author (d. 1948)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Ernest Bullock, English organist and composer (d. 1979)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Sonja Branting-Westerståhl, Swedish lawyer (d. 1981)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Agatha Christie, English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1976)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Frank Martin, Swiss-Dutch pianist and composer (d. 1974)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Silpa Bhirasri, Italian sculptor and educator (d. 1962)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Chic Harley, American football player (d. 1974)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1977)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Jean Renoir, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Magda Lupescu, mistress and later wife of King Carol II of Romania (d.1977)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Merle Curti, American historian and author (d. 1997)

Births123 years ago

1898 - J. Slauerhoff, Dutch poet and author (d. 1936)

Births122 years ago

1901 - Donald Bailey, English engineer, designed Bailey bridge (d. 1985)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Roy Acuff, American singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 1992)

Births117 years ago
Births116 years ago

1904 - Sheilah Graham Westbrook, English-American actress, journalist, and author (d. 1988)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Jacques Becker, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1960)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Walter E. Rollins, American songwriter (d. 1973)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Gunnar Ekelöf, Swedish poet and author (d. 1968)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Fay Wray, Canadian-American actress (d. 2004)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Kid Sheik, American trumpet player (d. 1996)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Penny Singleton, American actress and singer (d. 2003)

Births112 years ago

1909 - C. N. Annadurai, Indian educator and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 1969)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Phil Arnold, American actor (d. 1968)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Betty Neels, English nurse and author (d. 2001)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-American businessman, founded PING (d. 2000)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Luther Terry, American physician and academic, 9th Surgeon General of the United States (d. 1985)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Henry Brant, Canadian-American composer and conductor (d. 2008)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Bruno Hoffmann, German glass harp player (d. 1991)

Births107 years ago

1913 - John N. Mitchell, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 67th United States Attorney General (d. 1988)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Johannes Steinhoff, German general and pilot (d. 1994)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Creighton Abrams, American general (d. 1974)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinian journalist and author (d. 1999)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Orhan Kemal, Turkish author (d. 1970)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Robert McCloskey, American author and illustrator (d. 2003)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Fawn M. Brodie, American historian and author (d. 1981)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Al Casey, American guitarist and composer (d. 2005)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Albert Whitlock, English-American special effects designer (d. 1999)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Margaret Lockwood, Pakistani-English actress (d. 1990)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Frederick C. Weyand, American general (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Hilde Gueden, Austrian soprano (d. 1988)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Alfred D. Chandler Jr., American historian and academic (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Phil Lamason, New Zealand soldier and pilot (d. 2012)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Margot Loyola, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Nipsey Russell, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Fausto Coppi, Italian cyclist and soldier (d. 1960)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Nelson Gidding, American author and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Heda Margolius Kovály, Czech author and translator (d. 2010)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Kym Bonython, Australian race car driver, drummer, and radio host (d. 2011)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Richard Gordon, English surgeon and author (d. 2017)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Gene Roland, American pianist and composer (d. 1982)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Bob Anderson, English fencer and choreographer (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jackie Cooper, American actor (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Gaetano Cozzi, Italian historian and academic (d. 2001)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Mary Soames, English author (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Anton Heiller, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1979)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Lucebert, Dutch poet and painter (d. 1994)

Births96 years ago

1924 - György Lázár, Hungarian politician, 50th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Bobby Short, American singer and pianist (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Mordechai Tzipori, Israeli politician and soldier (d. 2017)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Stanley Chapman, English architect and author (d. 2009)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Erika Köth, German soprano (d. 1981)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Carlo Rambaldi, Italian special effects artist (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Helle Virkner, Danish actress and singer (d. 2009)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Shohei Imamura, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician and academic

Births94 years ago

1927 - Rudolf Anderson, pilot and commissioned officer in the United States Air Force (d. 1962)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Norm Crosby, American comedian and actor

Births93 years ago

1927 - David Stove, Australian philosopher and academic (d. 1994)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Cannonball Adderley, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1975)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Eva Burrows, Australian 13th General of The Salvation Army (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Stan Kelly-Bootle, English singer-songwriter, computer scientist, and author (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Dick Latessa, American actor (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1929 - John Julius Norwich, English historian and author (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Wilbur Snyder, American football player and wrestler (d. 1991)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Mümtaz Soysal, Turkish academic and politician, 30th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births91 years ago

1930 - Endel Lippmaa, Estonian physicist and academic (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Brian Henderson, New Zealand-Australian journalist, actor, and producer

Births89 years ago

1932 - Neil Bartlett, English-American chemist and academic (d. 2008)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor and composer (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Tomie dePaola, American author and illustrator

Births86 years ago

1934 - Fred Nile, Australian soldier, minister, and politician

Births86 years ago

1935 - Dinkha IV, Iraqi patriarch (d. 2015)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player

Births84 years ago

1936 - Sara Henderson, Australian farmer and author (d. 2005)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Joey Carew, Trinidadian cricketer (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Fernando de la Rúa, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 51st President of Argentina (d. 2019)

Births83 years ago

1937 - King Curtis Iaukea, American wrestler (d. 2010)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Robert Lucas Jr., American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births83 years ago

1937 - Pino Puglisi, Italian priest and martyr (d. 1993)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Gaylord Perry, American baseball player and coach

Births82 years ago

1939 - Subramanian Swamy, Indian economist, academic, and politician, Indian Minister of Law and Justice

Births81 years ago

1939 - George Walden, English journalist and politician

Births81 years ago

1940 - Merlin Olsen, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2010)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2011)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Signe Toly Anderson, American rock singer (d. 2016)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Mirosław Hermaszewski, Polish general, pilot, and astronaut

Births79 years ago

1941 - Yuriy Norshteyn, Russian animator, director, and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - Viktor Zubkov, Russian businessman and politician, 37th Prime Minister of Russia

Births79 years ago

1942 - Lee Dorman, American bass player (d. 2012)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Philip Harris, Baron Harris of Peckham, English businessman and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Ksenia Milicevic, French painter and architect

Births78 years ago

1944 - Mauro Piacenza, Italian cardinal

Births76 years ago

1944 - Graham Taylor, English footballer and manager (d. 2017)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Carmen Maura, Spanish actress

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jessye Norman, American soprano

Births75 years ago

1945 - Hans-Gert Pöttering, German lawyer and politician, 23rd President of the European Parliament

Births75 years ago

1945 - Ron Shelton, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1946 - Tommy Lee Jones, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Mike Procter, South African cricketer, coach, and referee

Births74 years ago

1946 - Oliver Stone, American director, screenwriter, and producer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Howard Waldrop, American author and critic

Births74 years ago

1947 - Viggo Jensen, Danish footballer and manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - Diane E. Levin, American educator and author

Births73 years ago

1947 - Theodore Long, American wrestling referee and manager

Births73 years ago

1949 - Joe Barton, American lawyer and politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Rajiv Malhotra, Indian author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Pakistani-English caliph and scholar

Births70 years ago

1951 - Pete Carroll, American football player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer and manager

Births69 years ago
Births69 years ago

1952 - Richard Brodeur, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births68 years ago

1952 - Paula Duncan, Australian actress

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ratnajeevan Hoole, Sri Lankan engineer and academic

Births68 years ago

1952 - Kelly Keagy, American singer and drummer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Keiko Takeshita, Japanese actress

Births67 years ago

1954 - Adrian Adonis, American wrestler (d. 1988)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Hrant Dink, Turkish journalist (d. 2007)

Births66 years ago
Births65 years ago

1955 - Abdul Qadir, Pakistani cricketer (d. 2019)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Bruce Reitherman, American voice actor, singer, cinematographer, and producer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Renzo Rosso, Italian fashion designer and businessman, co-founded Diesel Clothing

Births65 years ago

1956 - Ross J. Anderson, British academic and educator

Births64 years ago

1956 - Maggie Reilly, Scottish singer-songwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ned Rothenberg, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer

Births64 years ago

1958 - Joel Quenneville, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (d. 2005)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Mark Kirk, American commander, lawyer, and politician

Births61 years ago

1960 - Ed Solomon, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1961 - Terry Lamb, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Helen Margetts, British political scientist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Dan Marino, American football player and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1961 - Patrick Patterson, Jamaican cricketer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Amanda Wakeley, English fashion designer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Pete Myers, American basketball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Stephen C. Spiteri, Maltese military historian

Births57 years ago

1964 - Robert Fico, Slovak academic and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Slovakia

Births56 years ago

1964 - Steve Watkin, Welsh cricketer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, American guitarist and songwriter

Births56 years ago

1966 - Wenn V. Deramas, Filipino director and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Sherman Douglas, American basketball player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Paul Abbott, American baseball player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Rodney Eyles, Australian squash player

Births53 years ago

1969 - Revaz Arveladze, Georgian footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Corby Davidson, American radio personality

Births51 years ago

1969 - Allen Shellenberger, American drummer (d. 2009)

Births51 years ago

1971 - Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricketer and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Josh Charles, American actor and director

Births49 years ago

1971 - Wayne Ferreira, South African tennis player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ben Wallers, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jimmy Carr, English comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago
Births48 years ago

1972 - Lady Victoria, American wrestler

Births48 years ago
Births47 years ago

1974 - Arata Iura, Japanese actor, model, and fashion designer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Tom Dolan, American swimmer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Martina Krupičková, Czech painter

Births45 years ago

1976 - Brett Kimmorley, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - Paul Thomson, Scottish drummer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Matt Thornton, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian novelist, essayist, and short story writer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Sophie Dahl, English model and author

Births43 years ago

1977 - Tom Hardy, English actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Leander Jordan, American football player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jason Terry, American basketball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Zach Filkins, American guitarist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Eiður Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Genki Horiguchi, Japanese wrestler

Births42 years ago

1979 - Dave Annable, American actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Patrick Marleau, Canadian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Carlos Ruiz, Guatemalan footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Reece Young, New Zealand cricketer

Births41 years ago

1980 - David Diehl, American football player and sportscaster

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mike Dunleavy Jr., American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1983 - Yuka Hirata, Japanese actress and model

Births37 years ago

1983 - Luke Hochevar, American baseball player

Births37 years ago
Births36 years ago

1984 - Loek van Mil, Dutch baseball player (d. 2019)

Births36 years ago

1984 - Cyhi the Prynce, American rapper and producer

Births36 years ago

1985 - François-Olivier Roberge, Canadian speed skater

Births35 years ago

1986 - Jenna Marbles, American YouTuber and comedian

Births34 years ago

1986 - George Watsky, American hip-hop artist, poet and author

Births34 years ago

1987 - Aly Cissokho, French footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Rhett Titus, American wrestler

Births33 years ago

1988 - Michael Cooper, English rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Clare Maguire, English singer-songwriter

Births32 years ago

1988 - Tim Moltzen, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1990 - Oliver Gill, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Aaron Mooy, Australian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Lee Jung-shin, South Korean rapper and bass player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Phil Ofosu-Ayeh, German-Ghanaian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Jae Park, South Korean-American singer (Day6)

Births28 years ago

1995 - Joe Ofahengaue, New Zealand-Tongan rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Nao Furuhata, Japanese idol and singer

Births24 years ago

1999 - Nana Owada, Japanese idol, singer, and actress

Births21 years ago

Deaths

668 - Constans II, Byzantine emperor (b. 630)

Deaths

921 - Ludmila of Bohemia, Czech martyr and saint (b. 860)

Deaths

1146 - Alan, 1st Earl of Richmond, English soldier (b. 1100)

Deaths874 years ago
Deaths789 years ago

1326 - Dmitry of Tver (b. 1299)

Deaths694 years ago

1352 - Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and saint (b. 1273)

Deaths668 years ago

1397 - Adam Easton, English cardinal

Deaths623 years ago

1408 - Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1384)

Deaths612 years ago

1496 - Hugh Clopton, Lord Mayor of London (b. c. 1440)

Deaths524 years ago

1500 - John Morton, English cardinal and academic (b. 1420)

Deaths520 years ago

1504 - Elisabeth of Bavaria, Electress of the Palatinate (b. 1478)

Deaths516 years ago

1510 - Saint Catherine of Genoa (b. 1447)

Deaths510 years ago

1559 - Isabella Jagiellon, Queen of Hungary (d. 1519)

Deaths461 years ago

1595 - John MacMorran, Baillie of Edinburgh, shot by rioting high school schoolchildren.

Deaths425 years ago

1596 - Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist (b. 1535)

Deaths424 years ago

1613 - Thomas Overbury, English poet and author (b. 1581)

Deaths407 years ago
Deaths377 years ago

1649 - John Floyd, English priest and educator (b. 1572)

Deaths371 years ago

1700 - André Le Nôtre, French gardener (b. 1613)

Deaths320 years ago

1701 - Edmé Boursault, French author and playwright (b. 1638)

Deaths319 years ago

1707 - George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)

Deaths313 years ago
Deaths308 years ago

1750 - Charles Theodore Pachelbel, German organist and composer (b. 1690)

Deaths270 years ago

1794 - Abraham Clark, American police officer and politician (b. 1725)

Deaths226 years ago

1803 - Gian Francesco Albani, Italian cardinal (b. 1719)

Deaths217 years ago

1813 - Antoine Étienne de Tousard, French general and engineer (b. 1752)

Deaths207 years ago

1830 - François Baillairgé, Canadian painter and sculptor (b. 1759)

Deaths190 years ago

1830 - William Huskisson, English financier and politician, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (b. 1770)

Deaths190 years ago

1841 - Alessandro Rolla, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1757)

Deaths179 years ago

1842 - Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (b. 1771)

Deaths178 years ago

1842 - Francisco Morazán, Guatemalan general, lawyer, and politician, President of Central American Federation (b. 1792)

Deaths178 years ago

1852 - Johann Karl Simon Morgenstern, German-Estonian philologist and academic (b. 1770)

Deaths168 years ago

1859 - Isambard Kingdom Brunel, English architect and engineer, designed the Great Western Railway (b. 1806)

Deaths161 years ago

1864 - John Hanning Speke, English soldier and explorer (b. 1827)

Deaths156 years ago

1883 - Joseph Plateau, Belgian physicist and academic (b. 1801)

Deaths137 years ago

1893 - Thomas Hawksley, English engineer (b. 1807)

Deaths127 years ago

1915 - Ernest Gagnon, Canadian organist and composer (b. 1834)

Deaths105 years ago

1921 - Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Austrian-Russian general (b. 1886)

Deaths99 years ago

1926 - Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German philosopher and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)

Deaths94 years ago

1930 - Milton Sills, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1882)

Deaths90 years ago

1938 - Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (b. 1900)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - William B. Bankhead, American lawyer and politician, 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1874)

Deaths80 years ago

1945 - André Tardieu, French journalist and politician, 97th Prime Minister of France (b. 1876)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Anton Webern, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1883)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - Linnie Marsh Wolfe, American librarian and author (b. 1881)

Deaths75 years ago

1952 - Hugo Raudsepp, Estonian author and playwright (b. 1883)

Deaths68 years ago

1965 - Steve Brown, American bassist (b. 1890)

Deaths55 years ago

1972 - Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1906)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Baki Süha Ediboğlu, Turkish poet and author (b. 1915)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Geoffrey Fisher, English archbishop and academic (b. 1887)

Deaths48 years ago
Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Víctor Jara, Chilean singer-songwriter, poet, and director (b. 1932)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Franco Bordoni, Italian race car driver and pilot (b. 1913)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Robert Cliche, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Edmund Crispin, English writer and composer (b. 1921)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Willy Messerschmitt, German engineer and academic, designed the Messerschmitt Bf 109 (b. 1898)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Bill Evans, American pianist and composer (b. 1929)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Rafael Méndez, Mexican trumpet player and composer (b. 1906)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Prince Far I, Jamaican DJ and producer (b. 1944)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Cootie Williams, American trumpet player (b. 1910)

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - Jan DeGaetani, American soprano (b. 1933)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Olga Erteszek, Polish-American fashion designer (b. 1916)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet, and literary critic (b. 1905)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - John Hoyt, American actor (b. 1904)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Warner Troyer, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1932)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Pino Puglisi, Italian priest and martyr (b. 1937)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Harry Calder, South African cricketer (b. 1901)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish footballer and manager (b. 1921)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Bulldog Brower, American wrestler (b. 1933)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Louis Rasminsky, Canadian economist, 3rd Governor of the Bank of Canada (b. 1908)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - June Salter, Australian actress and author (b. 1932)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist and author (b. 1930)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Johnny Ramone, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Walter Stewart, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1931)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Guy Green, English director and cinematographer (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Sidney Luft, American manager and producer (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Raymond Baxter, English television host and author (b. 1922)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and author (b. 1929)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Pablo Santos, Mexican-American actor (b. 1987)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Colin McRae, Scottish race car driver (b. 1968)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jeremy Moore, English general (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Brett Somers, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1924)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (b. 1943)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Troy Kennedy Martin, Scottish-English screenwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Arrow, Caribbean singer-songwriter (b. 1949)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Frances Bay, Canadian-American actress (b. 1919)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Tibor Antalpéter, Hungarian volleyball player and diplomat, Hungarian Ambassador of Hungary to the United Kingdom (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Nevin Spence, Northern Irish rugby player (b. 1990)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Habib Munzir Al-Musawa, Indonesian cleric and scholar (b. 1973)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jerry G. Bishop, American radio and television host (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gerard Cafesjian, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - John Anderson Jr., American lawyer and politician, 36th Governor of Kansas (b. 1917)

Deaths6 years ago

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

Deaths6 years ago
Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jürg Schubiger, Swiss psychotherapist and author (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wayne Tefs, Canadian anthologist, author, and critic (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Harry J. Lipkin, Israeli physicist and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Meir Pa'il, Israeli commander, historian, and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Bernard Van de Kerckhove, Belgian cyclist (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Harry Dean Stanton, American actor (b. 1926)

Deaths3 years ago

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