Holidays and observances

Cry of Dolores, celebrates the declaration of independence of Mexico from Spain in 1810. See Fiestas Patrias

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Papua New Guinea), celebrates the independence of Papua New Guinea from Australia in 1975.

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

Events

Events

1400 - Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.

Events620 years ago

1620 - Pilgrims set sail from England on the Mayflower.

Events400 years ago

1701 - James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.

Events319 years ago

1732 - In Campo Maior, Portugal, a storm hits the Armory and a violent explosion ensues, killing two thirds of its inhabitants.

Events288 years ago
Events244 years ago

1779 - American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins.

Events241 years ago
Events210 years ago

1863 - Robert College, in Istanbul, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

Events157 years ago

1880 - The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the United States' oldest, continuously-independent college daily.

Events140 years ago

1893 - Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.

Events127 years ago

1908 - The General Motors Corporation is founded.

Events112 years ago

1914 - World War I: The Siege of Przemyśl (present-day Poland) begins.

Events106 years ago

1920 - The Wall Street bombing: A bomb in a horse wagon explodes in front of the J. P. Morgan building in New York City killing 38 and injuring 400.

Events100 years ago
Events80 years ago

1943 - World War II: The German Tenth Army reports that it can no longer contain the Allied bridgehead around Salerno.

Events77 years ago

1945 - World War II: The Japanese occupation of Hong Kong comes to an end.

Events75 years ago

1955 - The military coup to unseat President Juan Perón of Argentina is launched at midnight.

Events65 years ago

1955 - A Zulu-class submarine becomes the first to launch a ballistic missile.

Events65 years ago

1956 - TCN-9 Sydney is the first Australian television station to commence regular broadcasts.

Events64 years ago

1959 - The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.

Events61 years ago

1961 - The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury.

Events59 years ago

1961 - Typhoon Nancy, with possibly the strongest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone, makes landfall in Osaka, Japan, killing 173 people.

Events59 years ago

1961 - Pakistan establishes its Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission with Abdus Salam as its head.

Events59 years ago

1963 - Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon leaves this new country.

Events57 years ago

1966 - The Metropolitan Opera House opens at Lincoln Center in New York City with the world premiere of Samuel Barber's opera Antony and Cleopatra.

Events54 years ago

1970 - King Hussein of Jordan declares war against the Palestine Liberation Organization, the conflict which became to be known as Black September.

Events50 years ago

1975 - Papua New Guinea gains independence from Australia.

Events45 years ago

1975 - Cape Verde, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe join the United Nations.

Events45 years ago

1975 - The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.

Events45 years ago

1976 - Armenian champion swimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from a trolleybus that had fallen into a Yerevan reservoir.

Events44 years ago

1978 - The 7.4 MwTabas earthquake affects the city of Tabas, Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 15,000 people were killed.

Events42 years ago

1979 - Eight people escaped from East Germany to the west in a homemade hot air balloon.

Events41 years ago

1979 - The Sugarhill Gang were formed and rappers delight was released.

Events41 years ago

1982 - Lebanon War: The Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon takes place.

Events38 years ago

1987 - The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion.

Events33 years ago

1990 - The railroad between the People's Republic of China and Kazakhstan is completed at Dostyk, adding a sizable link to the concept of the Eurasian Land Bridge.

Events30 years ago

1992 - The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega ends in the United States with a 40-year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.

Events28 years ago

1992 - Black Wednesday: The British pound is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark.

Events28 years ago

1994 - The British government lifts the broadcasting ban imposed against members of Sinn Féin and Irish paramilitary groups in 1988.

Events26 years ago

2004 - Hurricane Ivan makes landfall in Gulf Shores, Alabama as a Category 3 hurricane.

Events16 years ago

2005 - The Camorra organized crime boss Paolo Di Lauro is arrested in Naples, Italy.

Events15 years ago

2007 - One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.

Events13 years ago

2007 - Security guards working for Blackwater Worldwide shoot and kill 17 Iraqis in Nisour Square, Baghdad.

Events13 years ago

2013 - A gunman kills twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard.

Events7 years ago

2014 - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant launches its Kobani offensive against Syrian–Kurdish forces.

Events6 years ago

Births

AD 16 - Julia Drusilla, Roman daughter of Germanicus (d. 38)

Births

508 - Yuan Di, emperor of the Liang dynasty (d. 555)

Births

1295 - Elizabeth de Clare, English noblewoman (d. 1360)

Births725 years ago

1462 - Pietro Pomponazzi, Italian philosopher (d. 1525)

Births558 years ago

1507 - Jiajing Emperor of China (d. 1567)

Births513 years ago

1541 - Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex, English nobleman (died 1576)

Births479 years ago

1557 - Jacques Mauduit, French composer (d. 1627)

Births463 years ago

1615 - Heinrich Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1692)

Births405 years ago

1625 - Gregorio Barbarigo, Roman Catholic saint (d. 1697)

Births395 years ago

1651 - Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and botanist (d. 1716)

Births369 years ago

1666 - Antoine Parent, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1716)

Births354 years ago
Births342 years ago

1716 - Angelo Maria Amorevoli, Italian tenor and actor (d. 1798)

Births304 years ago

1722 - Gabriel Christie, Scottish-Canadian general (d. 1799)

Births298 years ago

1725 - Nicolas Desmarest, French geologist, zoologist, and author (d. 1815)

Births295 years ago

1745 - Mikhail Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)

Births275 years ago

1777 - Nathan Mayer Rothschild, German-English banker and financier (d. 1836)

Births243 years ago

1782 - Daoguang Emperor of China (d. 1850)

Births238 years ago

1823 - Francis Parkman, American historian and author (d. 1893)

Births197 years ago

1823 - Ludwik Teichmann, Polish anatomist (d. 1895)

Births197 years ago

1827 - Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist and paleontologist (d. 1908)

Births193 years ago

1828 - Per Pålsson, Swedish murderer (d. 1914)

Births192 years ago

1830 - Patrick Francis Moran, Irish-Australian cardinal (d. 1911)

Births190 years ago
Births183 years ago

1838 - James J. Hill, Canadian-American railroad executive (d. 1916)

Births182 years ago

1844 - Paul Taffanel, French flute player and conductor (d. 1908)

Births176 years ago

1846 - Anna Kingsford, English author, poet, and activist (d. 1888)

Births174 years ago

1853 - Albrecht Kossel, German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1927)

Births167 years ago

1858 - Edward Marshall Hall, English lawyer and politician (d. 1927)

Births162 years ago

1858 - Bonar Law, Canadian-Scottish banker and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1923)

Births162 years ago

1859 - Yuan Shikai, Chinese general and politician, President of the Republic of China (d. 1916)

Births161 years ago

1861 - Miriam Benjamin, African-American educator and inventor (d. 1947)

Births159 years ago

1866 - Georg Voigt, German lawyer and politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 1927)

Births154 years ago

1870 - John Pius Boland, Irish tennis player and politician (d. 1958)

Births150 years ago

1875 - James Cash Penney, American businessman and philanthropist, founded J. C. Penney (d. 1971)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Marvin Hart, American boxer (d. 1931)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Jacob Schick, American-Canadian inventor and businessman, founded Schick Razors (d. 1937)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Karl Albiker, German sculptor, lithographer, and educator (d. 1961)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Clara Ayres, American nurse (d. 1917)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Alfred Noyes, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1958)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Clive Bell, English philosopher and critic (d. 1964)

Births139 years ago

1883 - T. E. Hulme, English poet and critic (d. 1917)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Jean Arp, Alsatian sculptor and painter (d. 1966)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Nadia Boulanger, French composer and educator (d. 1979)

Births133 years ago

1888 - W. O. Bentley, English race car driver and engineer, founded Bentley Motors Limited (d. 1971)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Avigdor Hameiri, Israeli author (d. 1970)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Karl Dönitz, German admiral and politician, President of Germany (d. 1980)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Stephanie von Hohenlohe, Austrian-German spy (d. 1972)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Alexander Korda, Hungarian-English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1956)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian-American physiologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Zainal Abidin Ahmad, Malaysian author and scholar (d. 1973)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Milt Franklyn, American composer (d. 1962)

Births123 years ago

1898 - H. A. Rey, American author and illustrator, co-created Curious George (d. 1977)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Hans Swarowsky, Hungarian-Austrian conductor and educator (d. 1975)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Josef Schächter, Austrian rabbi and philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1994)

Births119 years ago

1905 - Vladimír Holan, Czech poet and author (d. 1980)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Jack Churchill, Sri Lankan-English colonel (d. 1996)

Births114 years ago

1910 - Erich Kempka, German colonel and chauffeur (d. 1975)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Karl Kling, German race car driver and manager (d. 2003)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Wilfred Burchett, Australian journalist and author (d. 1983)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Paul Henning, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)

Births109 years ago

1914 - Allen Funt, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Cy Walter, American pianist (d. 1968)

Births105 years ago
Births104 years ago

1916 - Frank Farrell, Australian rugby league player and policeman (d. 1985)

Births104 years ago

1916 - M. S. Subbulakshmi, an Indian Carnatic vocalist (d. 2004)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian cricketer, umpire, and politician (d. 1999)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Marie Vieux-Chauvet, Haitian writer (d. 1973)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Władysław Kędra, Polish pianist (d. 1968)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Bill Daley, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2015)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Laurence J. Peter, Canadian-American hierarchiologist and educator (d. 1990)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Andy Russell, American singer and actor (d. 1992)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Staryl C. Austin, American air force general (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Sheila Quinn, English nurse and educator (d. 2016)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Art Sansom, American cartoonist (d. 1991)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Ursula Franklin, German-Canadian metallurgist (d. 2016)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jon Hendricks, American singer-songwriter (d. 2017)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Korla Pandit, American pianist and composer (d. 1998)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Guy Hamilton, French-English director and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Janis Paige, American actress and singer

Births98 years ago

1923 - Lee Kuan Yew, Singaporean lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Singapore (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Lauren Bacall, American actress (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Charlie Byrd, American singer and guitarist (d. 1999)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Charles Haughey, Irish accountant, lawyer, and politician, 7th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2006)

Births95 years ago

1925 - B.B. King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian pianist and composer (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1926 - John Knowles, American novelist (d. 2001)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Roger McKee, American baseball player (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Robert H. Schuller, American pastor and author (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Peter Falk, American actor (d. 2011)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Jack Kelly, American actor and politician (d. 1992)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Sadako Ogata, Japanese academic and diplomat, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Births93 years ago

1928 - Rex Trailer, American television host, actor, and singer (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Lady Gwen Thompson, English author and educator (d. 1986)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Patricia Wald, American judge (d. 2019)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar, last sultan of Zanzibar

Births91 years ago

1929 - Stan Stephens, American politician, 20th Governor of Montana

Births91 years ago

1930 - Anne Francis, American actress (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1931 - K. D. Arulpragasam, Sri Lankan zoologist and academic (d. 2003)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Little Willie Littlefield, American-Dutch singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Micky Stewart, English cricketer and coach

Births88 years ago

1933 - Steve Shirley, German-English businesswoman and philanthropist, founded Xansa

Births87 years ago

1934 - Elgin Baylor, American basketball player and coach

Births86 years ago

1934 - George Chakiris, American actor, singer, and dancer

Births86 years ago

1934 - Ronnie Drew, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Dick Heckstall-Smith, English saxophonist (d. 2004)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Carl Andre, American sculptor

Births85 years ago

1935 - Billy Boy Arnold, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births85 years ago

1935 - Jules Bass, American director, producer, composer, and author

Births85 years ago

1935 - Bob Kiley, American-English businessman (d. 2016)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Esther Vilar, Argentinian-German author and playwright

Births85 years ago

1937 - Aleksandr Medved, Russian wrestler

Births83 years ago

1937 - Vince Naimoli, American businessman and philanthropist

Births83 years ago

1939 - Breyten Breytenbach, South African-French poet and painter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Bill McGill, American basketball player (d. 2014)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Hamiet Bluiett, American jazz saxophonist and composer (d. 2018)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Butch Buchholz, American tennis player

Births80 years ago

1941 - Joe Butler, American singer, autoharp player, and drummer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Richard Perle, American political scientist and politician

Births79 years ago

1942 - Bernie Calvert, English bass player and keyboard player

Births78 years ago

1942 - Susan L. Graham, American computer scientist and academic

Births78 years ago

1943 - Wang Houjun, Chinese footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births77 years ago

1943 - James Alan McPherson, American short story writer and essayist (d. 2016)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Linda Kaye Henning, American actress

Births76 years ago

1944 - Betty Kelly, American soul/R&B singer

Births76 years ago

1946 - Sonny LeMaire, American country music singer-songwriter and bass player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Mike Reynolds, Australian lawyer and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Camilo Sesto, Spanish singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2019)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Dusty Hughes, English director and playwright

Births73 years ago

1948 - Ron Blair, American bass player

Births72 years ago

1948 - Rosemary Casals, American tennis player and sportscaster

Births72 years ago

1948 - Julia Donaldson, English author and playwright

Births72 years ago

1948 - Kenney Jones, English drummer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Susan Ruttan, American actress

Births72 years ago

1949 - Ed Begley Jr., American actor and environmental activist

Births71 years ago

1950 - David Bellamy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Henry Louis Gates Jr., American historian, scholar, and journalist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Loyd Grossman, American-English singer, guitarist, and television host

Births70 years ago

1951 - Vince Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Andy Irvine, Scottish rugby player and coach

Births69 years ago

1952 - Tony Cunningham, English educator and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Česlovas Laurinavičius, Lithuanian historian

Births68 years ago

1952 - Karen Muir, South African swimmer and physician (d. 2013)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mickey Rourke, American boxer and actor

Births68 years ago

1953 - Kurt Fuller, American character actor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Alan Barton, English singer and guitarist (d. 1995)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Nancy Huston, Canadian-American author and translator

Births67 years ago
Births67 years ago

1953 - Jerry Pate, American golfer and sportscaster

Births67 years ago

1953 - Manuel Pellegrini, Chilean footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1953 - Eric Vail, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births67 years ago

1954 - Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, Indian sitar player and composer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Earl Klugh, American guitarist and composer

Births66 years ago

1954 - William McKeen, American author and academic

Births66 years ago

1954 - Colin Newman, English singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Frank Reed, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Roger Woolley, Australian cricketer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Ron Brewer, American basketball player

Births65 years ago

1955 - Robin Yount, American baseball player and coach

Births65 years ago

1956 - Maggie Atkinson, English educator and civil servant

Births64 years ago

1956 - David Copperfield, American magician and actor

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ross Greenberg, American journalist and antivirus pioneer (d. 2017)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Dave Schulthise, American bass player (d. 2004)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Kazuharu Sonoda, Japanese wrestler (d. 1987)

Births64 years ago

1957 - DC Drake, American wrestler

Births63 years ago

1957 - Clara Furse, English businesswoman

Births63 years ago

1957 - Norman Lamb, English lawyer and politician

Births63 years ago

1957 - David McCreery, Northern Irish footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - Anca Parghel, Romanian singer and pianist (d. 2008)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Orel Hershiser, American baseball player and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Neville Southall, Welsh footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jennifer Tilly, American actress and poker player

Births62 years ago

1959 - Peter Keleghan, Canadian actor and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Tim Raines, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births61 years ago

1959 - Dave Richardson, South African cricketer, manager, and lawyer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Victory Tischler-Blue, American bass player, director, and producer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Graham Haynes, American trumpet player and composer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Mike Mignola, American author and illustrator

Births60 years ago

1961 - Bilinda Butcher, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Philip Lafon, Canadian wrestler

Births59 years ago

1961 - Annamária Szalai, Hungarian journalist, economist, and politician (d. 2013)

Births59 years ago

1962 - Seth, Canadian author and illustrator

Births58 years ago

1963 - Richard Marx, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Mary Coustas, Australian actress and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Rossy de Palma, Spanish-French model and actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dave Sabo, American guitarist and songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Molly Shannon, American actress, comedian and producer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Katy Kurtzman, American actress and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Karl-Heinz Riedle, German footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 - Stephen Shareaux, American singer-songwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - John Bel Edwards, American attorney and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Wil McCarthy, American author and playwright

Births54 years ago

1966 - Scott Workman, American stuntman and actor (d. 2013)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kevin Young, American hurdler

Births54 years ago

1967 - Hiroya Oku, Japanese author and illustrator

Births53 years ago

1968 - Marc Anthony, American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Walt Becker, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Tommy Keane, Irish footballer (d. 2012)

Births52 years ago

1969 - Justine Frischmann, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Janno Gibbs, Filipino singer-songwriter and actor

Births51 years ago

1970 - Mark Schultz, American singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Joel Heyman, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Amy Poehler, American actress, comedian, and producer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Richard Slinger, American wrestler

Births49 years ago

1971 - Shawntel Smith, American beauty pageant contestant

Births49 years ago

1971 - Charlie Jacobs, chief executive officer of Delaware North's Boston Holdings

Births49 years ago

1972 - Mark Bruener, American football player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Mike Doyle, American actor and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Alessandro Nunziati, Italian singer-songwriter and producer

Births48 years ago

1973 - George Corrie, English footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Camiel Eurlings, Dutch businessman and member of the International Olympic Committee

Births47 years ago

1973 - Justin Haythe, American author and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Loona, Dutch singer-songwriter and dancer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Monique Brumby, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Joaquin Castro, American lawyer and politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Julian Castro, American lawyer and politician, 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Births46 years ago

1975 - Jason Leffler, American race car driver (d. 2013)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Shannon Noll, Australian singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1976 - Elīna Garanča, Latvian soprano

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tina Barrett, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Greg Buckner, American basketball player and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Gregory Ball, American captain and politician

Births43 years ago

1977 - Musiq Soulchild, American singer-songwriter

Births43 years ago

1978 - Dan Dickau, American basketball player and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Claudia Marx, German runner

Births42 years ago

1978 - Sensei, Mexican wrestler

Births42 years ago

1978 - Brian Sims, American lawyer, politician, and LGBT activist

Births42 years ago

1979 - Fanny, French singer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Bobby Korecky, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Patrik Štefan, Czech ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kenny van Weeghel, Dutch wheelchair racer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress, singer, and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Alexis Bledel, American actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - LaVerne Jones-Ferrette, Virgin Islander sprinter

Births39 years ago

1982 - Leon Knight, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Michele Rizzo, Italian rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Fiete Sykora, German footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ryan Thomson, Scottish footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - John Afoa, New Zealand rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Katerine Avgoustakis, Belgian singer and pianist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jennifer Blake, Canadian wrestler

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean swimmer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Brandon Moss, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Legedu Naanee, American football player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Sabrina Bryan, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Serginho Catarinense, Brazilian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Katie Melua, Georgian-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births36 years ago

1985 - Max Minghella, English actor

Births35 years ago

1986 - Gordon Beckham, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kyla Pratt, American actress and singer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Merve Boluğur, Turkish actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kyle Lafferty, Irish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Louis Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Burry Stander, South African cyclist (d. 2013)

Births33 years ago

1987 - Travis Wall, American dancer and choreographer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Teddy Geiger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Lancelot Bravado, American wrestler

Births31 years ago

1989 - Braden Holtby, Canadian ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1989 - José Salomón Rondón, Venezuelan footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Dustin Tokarski, Canadian ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1991 - Diāna Bukājeva, Latvian tennis player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Alexandra Paul, Canadian figure skater

Births29 years ago

1991 - Kyle Smith, English motorcycle racer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Vytenis Čižauskas, Lithuanian basketball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Nick Jonas, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births28 years ago

1992 - Jake Roche, English singer-songwriter and actor

Births28 years ago

1993 - Sam Byram, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Mitchell Moses, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

Deaths

307 - Flavius Valerius Severus, Roman emperor

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1087 - Pope Victor III (b. 1026)

Deaths933 years ago

1100 - Bernold of Constance, German priest and historian (b. 1054)

Deaths920 years ago

1226 - Pandulf Verraccio, Roman ecclesiastical politician

Deaths794 years ago
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1498 - Tomás de Torquemada, Spanish friar (b. 1420)

Deaths522 years ago

1581 - Peter Niers, notorious German bandit (date of birth unknown)

Deaths439 years ago
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1589 - Michael Baius, Belgian theologian and academic (b. 1513)

Deaths431 years ago

1607 - Mary Stuart, English-Scottish princess (b. 1605)

Deaths413 years ago

1672 - Anne Bradstreet, English poet (b. 1612)

Deaths348 years ago
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1736 - Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Polish-Dutch physicist and engineer, invented the thermometer (b. 1686)

Deaths284 years ago

1792 - Nguyễn Huệ, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1753)

Deaths228 years ago

1803 - Nicolas Baudin, French explorer, hydrographer, and cartographer (b. 1754)

Deaths217 years ago

1819 - John Jeffries, American physician and surgeon (b. 1744)

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1843 - Ezekiel Hart, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1770)

Deaths177 years ago

1845 - Thomas Davis, Irish poet and publisher (b. 1814)

Deaths175 years ago

1865 - Christian de Meza, Danish general (b. 1792)

Deaths155 years ago

1887 - Sakaigawa Namiemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 14th Yokozuna (b. 1841)

Deaths133 years ago

1896 - Antônio Carlos Gomes, Brazilian composer (b. 1836)

Deaths124 years ago

1896 - Pavlos Kalligas, Greek jurist and politician, Foreign Minister of Greece (b. 1814)

Deaths124 years ago

1898 - Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican surgeon and politician (b. 1827)

Deaths122 years ago

1911 - Edward Whymper, English-French mountaineer, explorer, and author (b. 1840)

Deaths109 years ago

1914 - C. X. Larrabee, American businessman (b. 1843)

Deaths106 years ago

1925 - Leo Fall, Czech-Austrian composer (b. 1873)

Deaths95 years ago

1925 - Alexander Friedmann, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1888)

Deaths95 years ago

1931 - Omar Mukhtar, Libyan theorist and educator (b. 1862)

Deaths89 years ago

1932 - Millicent Lilian "Peg" Entwistle, British stage and screen actress (b. 1908)

Deaths88 years ago

1932 - Ronald Ross, Indian-English physician and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - George Gore, American baseball player and manager (b. 1857)

Deaths87 years ago

1936 - Jean-Baptiste Charcot, French physician and explorer (b. 1867)

Deaths84 years ago

1940 - Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, English-Scottish politician, 8th Governor of Queensland (b. 1860)

Deaths80 years ago

1944 - Gustav Bauer, German journalist and politician, 11th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1870)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - John McCormack, Irish tenor and actor (b. 1884)

Deaths75 years ago

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

Deaths74 years ago

1950 - Pedro de Cordoba, American actor (b. 1881)

Deaths70 years ago

1955 - Leo Amery, Indian-English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1873)

Deaths65 years ago

1961 - Hasan Polatkan, Turkish politician, 15th Turkish Minister of Finance (b. 1915)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Fatin Rüştü Zorlu, Turkish diplomat and politician, 21st Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1910)

Deaths59 years ago

1965 - Ahn Eak-tai, North Korean composer and conductor (b. 1906)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 - Fred Quimby, American animator and producer (b. 1886)

Deaths55 years ago

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

Deaths47 years ago

1976 - Bertha Lutz, Brazilian feminist and scientist (b. 1894)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Marc Bolan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Maria Callas, Greek operatic soprano (b. 1923)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist and philosopher (b. 1896)

Deaths40 years ago

1984 - Louis Réard, French engineer and fashion designer, created the bikini (b. 1897)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Richard Brautigan, American novelist, poet, and short story writer (b. 1935)

Deaths36 years ago

1987 - Christopher Soames, English soldier and politician, Governor of Southern Rhodesia (b. 1920)

Deaths33 years ago

1991 - Olga Spessivtseva, Russian-American ballerina (b. 1895)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Millicent Fenwick, American journalist and politician (b. 1910)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - František Jílek, Czech conductor (b. 1913)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian poet and activist (b. 1920)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - McGeorge Bundy, American intelligence officer and diplomat, 6th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1919)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Gene Nelson, American actor, dancer, and director (b. 1920)

Deaths24 years ago

2001 - Samuel Z. Arkoff, American producer (b. 1918)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - James Gregory, American actor (b. 1911)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Sheb Wooley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Michael Donaghy, American-English poet and author (b. 1954)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Harry Freedman, Canadian horn player, composer, and educator (b. 1922)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Gordon Gould, American physicist and academic, invented the laser (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Robert Jordan, American engineer and author (b. 1948)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer (b. 1940)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Myles Brand, American philosopher and academic (b. 1942)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Ernst Märzendorfer, Austrian conductor (b. 1921)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Mary Travers, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - George N. Parks, American educator and bandleader (b. 1953)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Jim Towers, English footballer (b. 1933)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, American singer-songwriter, harmonica player, and drummer (b. 1936)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Enamul Haque Chowdhury, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1948)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Roman Kroitor, Canadian director and producer, co-founded IMAX (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Julien J. LeBourgeois, American admiral (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Friedrich Zimmermann, German lawyer and politician, German Federal Minister of the Interior (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Scott Adams, American football player (b. 1966)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ratiba El-Hefny, Egyptian soprano and director (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Patsy Swayze, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - H. M. Fowler American sergeant and politician (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Guy Béart, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Julio Brady, Virgin Islander lawyer, judge, and politician, 5th Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Kurt Oppelt, Austrian figure skater and coach (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Allan Wright, English captain and pilot (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Edward Albee, American director and playwright (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Gabriele Amorth, Italian priest and exorcist (b. 1925)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian economist and politician, 10th President of Italy and 49th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1920)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - W. P. Kinsella, American novelist (b. 1935)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - António Mascarenhas Monteiro, Cabo Verdean politician, 2nd President of Cape Verde (b. 1944)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, French-born American businessman (b. 1932)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Marcelo Rezende, Brazilian journalist (b. 1951)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force (b. 1919)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - James Burdette Thayer, American brigadier general (b. 1920)

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