Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

National Day or Dieciocho (Chile)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

AD 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman emperor after Domitian is assassinated.

Events

324 - Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine's sole control over the Roman Empire.

Events

1048 - Battle of Kapetron between a combined Byzantine-Georgian army and a Seljuq army.

Events972 years ago

1066 - Norwegian king Harald Hardrada lands with Tostig Godwinson at the mouth of the Humber River and begins his invasion of England.

Events954 years ago

1180 - Philip Augustus becomes king of France.

Events840 years ago

1454 - Thirteen Years' War: In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic knights.

Events566 years ago

1618 - The twelfth baktun in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar begins.

Events402 years ago

1714 - George I arrives in Great Britain after becoming king on August 1.

Events306 years ago

1739 - The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, whereby Austria cedes lands south of the Sava and Danube rivers to the Ottoman Empire.

Events281 years ago
Events261 years ago

1793 - The first cornerstone of the United States Capitol is laid by George Washington.

Events227 years ago

1809 - The Royal Opera House in London opens.

Events211 years ago

1810 - First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only during the Peninsular War in Spain, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such.

Events210 years ago

1812 - The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three-quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.

Events208 years ago

1837 - Tiffany & Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".

Events183 years ago

1838 - The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.

Events182 years ago

1850 - The U.S. Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

Events170 years ago

1851 - First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.

Events169 years ago

1862 - The Confederate States celebrate for the first and only time a Thanksgiving Day.

Events158 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: John Bell Hood begins the Franklin–Nashville Campaign in an unsuccessful attempt to draw William Tecumseh Sherman back out of Georgia.

Events156 years ago

1870 - Old Faithful Geyser is observed and named by Henry D. Washburn.

Events150 years ago

1872 - King Oscar II accedes to the throne of Sweden–Norway.

Events148 years ago

1873 - The bank Jay Cooke & Company declares bankruptcy, contributing to the Panic of 1873.

Events147 years ago

1879 - The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.

Events141 years ago
Events138 years ago

1895 - The Atlanta Exposition Speech on race relations is delivered by Booker T. Washington.

Events125 years ago

1898 - The Fashoda Incident triggers the last war scare between Britain and France.

Events122 years ago

1906 - The 1906 Hong Kong typhoon kills an estimated 10,000 people.

Events114 years ago

1911 - Russian Premier Pyotr Stolypin is shot at the Kiev Opera House.

Events109 years ago

1914 - The Irish Home Rule Act becomes law, but is delayed until after World War I.

Events106 years ago

1919 - The Netherlands gives women the right to vote.

Events101 years ago

1919 - Fritz Pollard becomes the first African American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.

Events101 years ago

1922 - The Kingdom of Hungary is admitted to the League of Nations.

Events98 years ago

1927 - The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.

Events93 years ago

1928 - Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.

Events92 years ago

1931 - The Mukden Incident gives Japan a pretext to invade and occupy Manchuria.

Events89 years ago

1934 - The Soviet Union is admitted to the League of Nations.

Events86 years ago

1939 - World War II: The Polish government of Ignacy Mościcki flees to Romania.

Events81 years ago

1939 - World War II: The radio show Germany Calling begins transmitting Nazi propaganda.

Events81 years ago

1940 - World War II: The British liner SS City of Benares is sunk by German submarine U-48; those killed include 77 child refugees.

Events80 years ago

1943 - World War II: Adolf Hitler orders the deportation of Danish Jews.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: The British submarine HMS Tradewind torpedoes Jun'yō Maru, killing 5,600, mostly slave labourers and POWs.

Events76 years ago

1945 - General Douglas MacArthur moves his command headquarters to Tokyo.

Events75 years ago

1947 - The National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency are established in the United States by the National Security Act. It also establishes the Air Force as an equal partner of the Army and Navy.

Events73 years ago

1948 - Operation Polo is terminated after the Indian Army accepts the surrender of the army of Hyderabad.

Events72 years ago

1948 - Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate without completing another senator's term.

Events72 years ago

1959 - Vanguard 3 is launched into Earth orbit.

Events61 years ago

1960 - Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.

Events60 years ago

1961 - U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld dies in an air crash while attempting to negotiate peace in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Events59 years ago

1961 - CONCACAF is established as the governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Events59 years ago

1962 - Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda and Trinidad and Tobago are admitted to the United Nations.

Events58 years ago

1973 - The Bahamas, East Germany and West Germany are admitted to the United Nations.

Events47 years ago

1974 - Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.

Events46 years ago

1977 - Voyager I takes the first distant photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.

Events43 years ago

1980 - Soyuz 38 carries two cosmonauts (including one Cuban) to the Salyut 6 space station.

Events40 years ago

1981 - The Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.

Events39 years ago

1982 - The Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon comes to an end.

Events38 years ago

1984 - Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.

Events36 years ago

1988 - The 8888 Uprising in Myanmar comes to an end.

Events32 years ago

1990 - Liechtenstein becomes a member of the United Nations.

Events30 years ago

1992 - An explosion rocks Giant Mine at the height of a labor dispute, killing nine replacement workers in Yellowknife, Canada.

Events28 years ago

1997 - United States media magnate Ted Turner donates US$1 billion to the United Nations.

Events23 years ago

1997 - The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention is adopted.

Events23 years ago

2001 - First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Events19 years ago

2007 - Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some call the Saffron Revolution.

Events13 years ago

2011 - The 2011 Sikkim earthquake is felt across northeastern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and southern Tibet.

Events9 years ago
Events8 years ago

2014 - Scotland votes against independence from the United Kingdom, by 55% to 45%.

Events6 years ago

2015 - Two security personnel, 17 worshippers in a mosque, and 13 militants are killed during a Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan attack on a Pakistan Air Force base on the outskirts of Peshawar.

Events5 years ago

2016 - The 2016 Uri attack in Jammu and Kashmir, India by terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed results in the deaths of nineteen Indian Army soldiers and all four attackers.

Events4 years ago

Births

AD 53 - Trajan, Roman emperor (d. 117)

Births

524 - Kan B'alam I, ruler of Palenque (d. 583)

Births

1091 - Andronikos Komnenos, Byzantine prince and general (d. 1130/31)

Births929 years ago
Births676 years ago
Births586 years ago
Births519 years ago

1554 - Haydar Mirza Safavi, Safavid prince (d. 1576)

Births466 years ago

1587 - Francesca Caccini, Italian singer-songwriter and lute player (d. 1640)

Births433 years ago

1606 - Zhang Xianzhong, Chinese rebel leader (d. 1647)

Births414 years ago

1643 - Gilbert Burnet, Scottish bishop, historian, and theologian (d. 1715)

Births377 years ago
Births344 years ago

1684 - Johann Gottfried Walther, German organist and composer (d. 1748)

Births336 years ago

1709 - Samuel Johnson, English lexicographer and poet (d. 1784)

Births311 years ago

1711 - Ignaz Holzbauer, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1783)

Births309 years ago

1733 - George Read, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Delaware (d. 1798)

Births287 years ago

1750 - Tomás de Iriarte y Oropesa, Spanish poet and playwright (d. 1791)

Births270 years ago

1752 - Adrien-Marie Legendre, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1833)

Births268 years ago

1765 - Pope Gregory XVI (d. 1846)

Births255 years ago

1779 - Joseph Story, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1845)

Births241 years ago
Births234 years ago

1786 - Justinus Kerner, German poet and author (d. 1862)

Births234 years ago

1812 - Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Georgia (d. 1880)

Births208 years ago

1819 - Léon Foucault, French physicist and academic (d. 1868)

Births201 years ago

1837 - Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, Portuguese archbishop (d. 1880)

Births183 years ago

1838 - Anton Mauve, Dutch painter and educator (d. 1888)

Births182 years ago

1846 - Richard With, Norwegian captain, businessman, and politician, founded Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab (d. 1930)

Births174 years ago

1848 - Francis Grierson, English-American pianist and composer (d. 1927)

Births172 years ago

1857 - John Hessin Clarke, American lawyer and judge (d. 1945)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Kate Booth, English Salvation Army officer (d. 1955)

Births162 years ago

1859 - John L. Bates, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)

Births161 years ago

1859 - Lincoln Loy McCandless, American businessman and politician (d. 1940)

Births161 years ago

1860 - Alberto Franchetti, Italian-American composer and educator (d. 1942)

Births160 years ago

1870 - Clark Wissler, American anthropologist, author, and educator (d. 1947)

Births150 years ago

1872 - Carl Friedberg, German-Italian pianist and educator (d. 1955)

Births148 years ago

1872 - Adolf Schmal, Austrian fencer and cyclist (d. 1919)

Births148 years ago

1875 - Tomás Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (d. 1945)

Births145 years ago

1876 - James Scullin, Australian journalist and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)

Births144 years ago

1878 - James O. Richardson, American admiral (d. 1974)

Births142 years ago

1883 - Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, English composer, painter, and author (d. 1950)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Azerbaijani composer, conductor, and playwright (d. 1948)

Births135 years ago

1888 - Grey Owl, English-Canadian environmentalist and author (d. 1938)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Toni Wolff, Swiss psychologist and author (d. 1953)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Doris Blackburn, Australian activist and politician (d. 1970)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Leslie Morshead, Australian general, businessman, and educator (d. 1959)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Spanish author (d. 1984)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Arthur Benjamin, Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960)

Births127 years ago

1893 - William March, American soldier and author (d. 1954)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Fay Compton, English actress (d. 1978)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Jean Batmale, French footballer and manager (d. 1973)

Births125 years ago

1895 - John Diefenbaker, Canadian lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1979)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Walter Koch, German astrologer and author (d. 1970)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2009)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer and conductor (d. 1988)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Willis Laurence James, American violinist and educator (d. 1966)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritian philanthropist and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Mauritius (d. 1985)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Harold Clurman, American director and producer (d. 1980)

Births119 years ago

1904 - Bun Cook, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1988)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Jose de Rivera, American soldier and sculptor (d. 1985)

Births116 years ago

1904 - David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Education (d. 1999)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American actor (d. 1977)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Agnes de Mille, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Greta Garbo, Swedish-American actress (d. 1990)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Kaka Hathrasi, Indian poet and author (d. 1995)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Maurice Maillot, French actor (d. 1968)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Julio Rosales, Filipino cardinal (d. 1983)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Leon Askin, Austrian actor (d. 2005)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Edwin McMillan, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Victor Ambartsumian, Georgian-Armenian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 1996)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Joseph F. Enright, American captain (d. 2000)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Bernard Kangro, Estonian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1994)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Josef Tal, Israeli pianist and composer (d. 2008)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Brinsley Le Poer Trench, 8th Earl of Clancarty, Irish ufologist and politician (d. 1995)

Births109 years ago

1912 - María de la Cruz, Chilean journalist and activist (d. 1995)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Jack Cardiff, English director, cinematographer, and photographer (d. 2009)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Frank Bell, English soldier and educator (d. 1989)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (d. 1994)

Births104 years ago

1916 - John Jacob Rhodes, American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)

Births104 years ago

1917 - June Foray, American actress and voice artist (d. 2017)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Phil Taylor, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Francis Parker Yockey, American lawyer and philosopher (d. 1960)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Johnny Mantz, American race car driver (d. 1972)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Tommy Hunter, American fiddler (d. 1993)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Jack Warden, American actor (d. 2006)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Grayson Hall, American actress (d. 1985)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago
Births97 years ago

1923 - Peter Smithson, English architect, co-designed Robin Hood Gardens (d. 2003)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Bertha Wilson, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and jurist, 60th Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada (d. 2007)

Births97 years ago

1924 - J. D. Tippit, American police officer (d. 1963)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Eloísa Mafalda, Brazilian actress (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Harvey Haddix, American baseball player and coach (d. 1994)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Dorothy Wedderburn, English economist and academic (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Bud Greenspan, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Joe Kubert, American author and illustrator, founded The Kubert School (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Bob Toski, American golfer and coach

Births94 years ago

1927 - Phyllis Kirk, American actress (d. 2006)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Muriel Turner, Baroness Turner of Camden, English politician

Births93 years ago

1929 - Teddi King, American singer (d. 1977)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Nancy Littlefield, American director and producer (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1930 - John Tolos, Greek-Canadian wrestler (d. 2009)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Julio Grondona, Argentinian businessman (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Russian physicist and astronaut (d. 2002)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Bob Bennett, American soldier and politician (d. 2016)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Robert Blake, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births87 years ago

1933 - Scotty Bowman, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births87 years ago

1933 - Mark di Suvero, Italian-American sculptor

Births87 years ago

1933 - Leonid Kharitonov, Russian actor and singer

Births87 years ago

1933 - Christopher Ricks, English scholar and critic

Births87 years ago

1933 - Charles Roach, Trinidadian-Canadian lawyer and activist (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births87 years ago

1935 - Peter Clarke, English cartoonist (d. 2012)

Births85 years ago

1935 - John Spencer, English snooker player and sportscaster (d. 2006)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Big Tom, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Ralph Backstrom, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, South African politician (d. 2009)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Billy Robinson, English-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2014)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Gerry Harvey, Australian businessman, co-founded Harvey Norman

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jorge Sampaio, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 18th President of Portugal

Births81 years ago

1939 - Fred Willard, American actor and comedian

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jan Camiel Willems, Belgian mathematician and theorist (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Frankie Avalon, American singer and actor

Births80 years ago

1942 - Şenes Erzik, Turkish businessman

Births78 years ago

1942 - Alex Stepney, English footballer and coach

Births78 years ago

1944 - Michael Franks, American singer-songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Charles L. Veach, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1995)

Births76 years ago

1945 - P. F. Sloan, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)

Births75 years ago

1945 - John McAfee, Scottish-American computer programmer, founded McAfee

Births75 years ago

1946 - Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan saxophonist, clarinet player, and conductor (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Nicholas Clay, English actor (d. 2000)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (d. 1992)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Meredith Oakes, Australian-English playwright, translator, and educator

Births74 years ago

1946 - Gailard Sartain, American actor

Births74 years ago

1946 - Otis Sistrunk, American football player and wrestler

Births74 years ago

1947 - Russ Abbot, English comedian, actor, and singer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Drew Gilpin Faust, American historian and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Giancarlo Minardi, Italian businessman, founded the Minardi Racing Team

Births73 years ago

1948 - Lynn Abbey, American computer programmer and author

Births72 years ago

1948 - Christopher Skase, Australian businessman (d. 2001)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Kerry Livgren, American guitarist and songwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jim McCrery, American lawyer and politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Mo Mowlam, English academic and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office (d. 2005)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Peter Shilton, English footballer and manager

Births71 years ago

1950 - Siobhan Davies, English dancer and choreographer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Vishnuvardhan, Indian actor (d. 2009)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Chris Heister, Swedish politician, Governor of Stockholm County

Births70 years ago

1950 - Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player

Births70 years ago

1950 - Anna Deavere Smith, American actress and playwright

Births70 years ago

1951 - Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, author, and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dee Dee Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2002)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Tony Scott, American baseball player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Darryl Stingley, American football player and scout (d. 2007)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Marc Surer, Swiss racing driver and sportscaster

Births69 years ago

1952 - Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Greek politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Rick Pitino, American basketball player and coach

Births68 years ago

1953 - Carl Jackson, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - John McGlinn, American conductor and historian (d. 2009)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Murtaza Bhutto, Pakistani politician (d. 1996)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Takao Doi, Japanese engineer and astronaut

Births66 years ago

1954 - Dennis Johnson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2007)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Steven Pinker, Canadian-American psychologist, linguist, and author

Births66 years ago

1954 - Tommy Tuberville, American football player and coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Paul Butler, English bishop

Births65 years ago

1955 - Keith Morris, American singer-songwriter

Births65 years ago

1956 - Chris Hedges, American journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Peter Šťastný, Slovak ice hockey player and politician

Births64 years ago

1958 - John Aldridge, English-Irish footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Winston Davis, Vincentian cricketer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Malcolm Press, English ecologist and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Derek Pringle, Kenyan-English cricketer and journalist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Ian Arkwright, English footballer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mark Romanek, American director and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ryne Sandberg, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births61 years ago

1960 - Stephen Flaherty, American composer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Carolyn Harris, British politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ian Lucas, English lawyer and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Blue Panther, Mexican wrestler

Births60 years ago

1961 - James Gandolfini, American actor and producer (d. 2013)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Konstantin Kakanias, Greek-American painter and illustrator

Births59 years ago

1961 - Mark Olson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Joanne Catherall, English singer

Births58 years ago

1962 - John Fashanu, English footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - John Mann, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Aden Ridgeway, Australian public servant and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Boris Said, American race car driver

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jim Pocklington, English racing driver

Births57 years ago

1963 - John Powell, English-Canadian composer and conductor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Dan Povenmire, American animator

Births57 years ago

1964 - Jens Henschel, German footballer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Marco Masini, Italian singer-songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Holly Robinson Peete, American actress and singer

Births56 years ago

1966 - Tom Chorske, American ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1967 - Tara Fitzgerald, English actress

Births53 years ago

1968 - Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Upendra Rao, Indian actor, director, and politician

Births52 years ago

1969 - Brad Beven, Australian triathlete

Births51 years ago

1969 - Cappadonna, American rapper

Births51 years ago

1970 - Mike Compton, American football player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Dan Eldon, English photographer and journalist (d. 1993)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Darren Gough, English cricketer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Aisha Tyler, American actress, television host, and author

Births50 years ago

1971 - Lance Armstrong, American cyclist and activist, founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation

Births49 years ago

1971 - Anna Netrebko, Russian-Austrian soprano and actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress

Births49 years ago

1972 - Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Adam Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1972 - David Jefferies, English motorcycle racer (d. 2003)

Births48 years ago

1972 - Iain Stewart, Scottish accountant and politician

Births48 years ago

1973 - Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mário Jardel, Brazilian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - James Marsden, American actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ami Onuki, Japanese singer and voice actress

Births47 years ago

1973 - Louise Sauvage, Australian wheelchair racer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mark Shuttleworth, South African-English businessman, founded Canonical Ltd.

Births47 years ago

1973 - Aitor Karanka, Spanish footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Sol Campbell, English footballer and politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Andrew Hansen, Australian comedian, singer, and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Damon Jones, American football player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Xzibit, American rapper, actor, and television host

Births46 years ago

1975 - Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian target shooter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jason Sudeikis, American actor and comedian

Births45 years ago

1975 - Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican photographer and painter

Births45 years ago

1976 - Gabriel Gervais, Canadian soccer player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ronaldo, Brazilian footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Kieran West, English rower

Births43 years ago

1978 - Iain Lees-Galloway, New Zealand politician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ryan Lowe, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Augustine Simo, Cameroonian footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Daniel Aranzubia, Spanish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Robert Pruett, American criminal

Births41 years ago

1980 - Mickey Higham, English rugby league player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Avi Strool, Israeli footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Chris Tarrant, Australian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Petri Virtanen, Finnish basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Lucy Aharish, Israeli journalist and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sebastián Decoud, Argentinian tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and singer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kristaps Valters, Latvian basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Han Ye-seul, South Korean actress

Births39 years ago

1982 - Alessandro Cibocchi, Italian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Arvydas Eitutavičius, Lithuanian basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Leono, Mexican wrestler

Births38 years ago

1982 - Alfredo Talavera, Mexican footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Kevin Doyle, Irish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Giulio Scandella, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Dashon Goldson, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Anthony Gonzalez, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Dizzee Rascal, British hip hop musician

Births36 years ago

1985 - Tarah Gieger, Puerto Rican-American motocross racer

Births35 years ago

1989 - Serge Ibaka, Congolese-Spanish basketball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Lewis Holtby, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Edrick Lee, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1995 - Max Meyer, German footballer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Matt Targett, English footballer

Births25 years ago

1998 - Christian Pulisic, American soccer player

Births22 years ago

Deaths

96 - Domitian, Roman emperor (b. AD 51)

Deaths

411 - Constantine III, Roman usurper

Deaths

869 - Wenilo, Frankish archbishop

Deaths

887 - Pietro I Candiano, doge of Venice (b. 842)

Deaths

893 - Zhang Xiong, Chinese warlord

Deaths

958 - Liu Sheng, Chinese emperor (b. 920)

Deaths

1137 - Eric II, king of Denmark

Deaths883 years ago

1180 - Louis VII, king of France (b. 1120)

Deaths840 years ago

1261 - Konrad von Hochstaden, archbishop of Cologne

Deaths759 years ago

1302 - Eudokia Palaiologina, empress of Trebizond (b. c. 1265)

Deaths718 years ago
Deaths675 years ago

1361 - Louis V, duke of Bavaria (b. 1315)

Deaths659 years ago

1385 - Balša II, ruler of Zeta

Deaths635 years ago

1443 - Lewis of Luxembourg, archbishop of Rouen

Deaths577 years ago

1598 - Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese daimyō (b. 1536)

Deaths422 years ago

1630 - Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal (b. 1552)

Deaths390 years ago
Deaths345 years ago

1721 - Matthew Prior, English poet, politician, and diplomat, British Ambassador to France (b. 1664)

Deaths299 years ago

1722 - André Dacier, French scholar and academic (b. 1651)

Deaths298 years ago

1783 - Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician and physicist (b. 1707)

Deaths237 years ago

1783 - Benjamin Kennicott, English theologian and scholar (b. 1718)

Deaths237 years ago

1792 - August Gottlieb Spangenberg, German bishop and theologian (b. 1704)

Deaths228 years ago
Deaths208 years ago

1830 - William Hazlitt, English philosopher, painter, and critic (b. 1778)

Deaths190 years ago

1857 - Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer and conductor (b. 1785)

Deaths163 years ago

1860 - Joseph Locke, English engineer and politician (b. 1805)

Deaths160 years ago
Deaths148 years ago

1890 - Dion Boucicault, Irish-American actor and playwright (b. 1820)

Deaths130 years ago

1896 - Hippolyte Fizeau, French physicist and academic (b. 1819)

Deaths124 years ago

1905 - George MacDonald, Scottish minister, author, and poet (b. 1824)

Deaths115 years ago

1909 - Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian archaeologist and historian (b. 1850)

Deaths111 years ago

1911 - Pyotr Stolypin, Russian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1862)

Deaths109 years ago

1915 - Susan La Flesche Picotte, doctor, teacher, and social reformer, first Native American to earn a medical degree

Deaths105 years ago

1924 - F. H. Bradley, English philosopher and author (b. 1846)

Deaths96 years ago

1939 - Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish author, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Fred Karno, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1866)

Deaths79 years ago

1944 - Robert G. Cole, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1915)

Deaths76 years ago

1949 - Frank Morgan, American actor (b. 1890)

Deaths71 years ago

1951 - Gelett Burgess, American author and poet (b. 1866)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Frances Alda, New Zealand-Australian soprano and actress (b. 1879)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)

Deaths67 years ago

1956 - Adélard Godbout, Canadian agronomist and politician, 15th Premier of Quebec (b. 1892)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian painter and illustrator (b. 1873)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Benjamin Péret, French poet and journalist (b. 1899)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish economist and diplomat, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

Deaths59 years ago
Deaths58 years ago

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

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Seán O'Casey, Irish dramatist and memoirist (b. 1880)

Deaths56 years ago

1967 - John Cockcroft, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Franchot Tone, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1905)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1942)

Deaths50 years ago

1974 - Amanat Ali Khan, Pakistani classical singer (b. 1922)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Fairfield Porter, American painter and critic (b. 1907)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Paul Bernays, English-Swiss mathematician and philosopher (b. 1888)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Katherine Anne Porter, American short story writer, novelist, and essayist (b. 1890)

Deaths40 years ago

1987 - Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Alan Watt, Australian public servant and diplomat, Australian Ambassador to Japan (b. 1901)

Deaths32 years ago

1992 - Mohammad Hidayatullah, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, 6th Vice President of India (b. 1905)

Deaths28 years ago

1997 - Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (b. 1920)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Charlie Foxx, American singer and guitarist (Inez and Charlie Foxx) (b. 1939)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian television host (b. 1927)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Bob Hayes, American sprinter and football player (b. 1942)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Mauro Ramos, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1930)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Margita Stefanović, Serbian keyboard player (b. 1959)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Emil Fackenheim, German rabbi and philosopher (b. 1916)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Bob Mitchell, English educator and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Norman Cantor, Canadian-American historian and educator (b. 1929)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Russ Meyer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Michael Park, English racing driver (b. 1966)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Clint C. Wilson, Sr., American cartoonist (b. 1914)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Edward J. King, American football player, lawyer, and politician, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Pepsi Tate, Welsh bass player and producer (b. 1965)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Leo de Berardinis, Italian actor and director (b. 1940)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Mauricio Kagel, Argentinian-German composer and educator (b. 1931)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Ron Lancaster, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1938)

Deaths12 years ago

2012 - Santiago Carrillo, Spanish theorist and politician (b. 1915)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Haim Hefer, Polish-Israeli songwriter and poet (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jack Kralick, American baseball player (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Steve Sabol, American director and producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Veliyam Bharghavan, Indian politician (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lindsay Cooper, English bassoon player and composer (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Arthur Lamothe, French-Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ken Norton, American boxer (b. 1943)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-German author and critic (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Richard C. Sarafian, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Milan Marcetta, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Earl Ross, Canadian racing driver (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hirofumi Uzawa, Japanese economist and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kenny Wheeler, Canadian-English trumpet player and composer (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Eduardo Bonvallet, Chilean footballer and manager (b. 1955)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - James R. Houck, American astrophysicist and academic (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mario Benjamín Menéndez, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Marcin Wrona, Polish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1973)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Afzal Ahsan Randhawa, Pakistani writer, poet, translator and playwright (b. 1937)

Deaths3 years ago

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