Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest date for the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere:Autumnal Equinox Day (Japan)

Holidays and observances

Earliest date for the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere:Mabon in the Northern Hemisphere, Ostara in the Southern Hemisphere. (Neopagan Wheel of the Year)

Holidays and observances

Earliest date for the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere:The first day of Miķeļi (Latvia)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire in 1908.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Mali from France in 1960.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

904 - The warlord Zhu Quanzhong kills Emperor Zhaozong, the penultimate emperor of the Tang dynasty, after seizing control of the imperial government.

Events

1236 - The Samogitians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Saule.

Events784 years ago

1499 - The Treaty of Basel concludes the Swabian War.

Events521 years ago

1586 - The Battle of Zutphen is a Spanish victory over the English and Dutch.

Events434 years ago

1692 - The last hanging of those convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials; others are all eventually released.

Events328 years ago

1711 - The Tuscarora War begins in present-day North Carolina.

Events309 years ago

1761 - George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Events259 years ago

1776 - Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during the American Revolution.

Events244 years ago

1789 - The office of United States Postmaster General is established.

Events231 years ago

1789 - Battle of Rymnik: Alexander Suvorov's Russian and allied army defeats superior Ottoman Empire forces.

Events231 years ago

1792 - Primidi Vendémiaire of year one of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being.

Events228 years ago

1823 - Joseph Smith claims to have found the golden plates after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried.

Events197 years ago

1857 - The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.

Events163 years ago

1862 - A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released by Abraham Lincoln.

Events158 years ago

1866 - The Battle of Curupayty is Paraguay's only significant victory in the Paraguayan War.

Events154 years ago

1885 - Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to the Irish Home Rule movement.

Events135 years ago

1888 - The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.

Events132 years ago

1892 - Lindal Railway Incident, providing inspiration for "The Lost Special" by A.C. Doyle and the TV serial Lost.

Events128 years ago

1896 - Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Events124 years ago

1910 - The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.

Events110 years ago

1914 - A German submarine sinks three British cruisers over a seventy-minute period, killing almost 1500 sailors.

Events106 years ago

1919 - The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.

Events101 years ago

1927 - Jack Dempsey loses the "Long Count" boxing match to Gene Tunney.

Events93 years ago

1934 - The Gresford disaster in Wales kills 266 miners and rescuers.

Events86 years ago

1937 - Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken, ending the Battle of El Mazuco.

Events83 years ago

1939 - World War II: A joint German–Soviet military parade in Brest-Litovsk is held to celebrate the successful invasion of Poland.

Events81 years ago

1941 - The Holocaust in Ukraine: On the Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murders 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.

Events79 years ago

1948 - Gail Halvorsen officially starts parachuting candy to children as part of the Berlin Airlift.

Events72 years ago
Events72 years ago

1957 - In Haiti, François Duvalier is elected president.

Events63 years ago

1960 - The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.

Events60 years ago

1965 - The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the United Nations calls for a ceasefire.

Events55 years ago

1975 - Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by the Secret Service.

Events45 years ago

1979 - A bright flash, resembling the detonation of a nuclear weapon, is observed near the Prince Edward Islands. Its cause is never determined.

Events41 years ago

1980 - Iraq invades Iran.

Events40 years ago

1991 - The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time.

Events29 years ago

1993 - A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. Forty-seven passengers are killed.

Events27 years ago

1993 - A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.

Events27 years ago

1995 - An E-3B AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed.

Events25 years ago

1995 - The Nagerkovil school bombing is carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil schoolchildren.

Events25 years ago

2013 - At least 75 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a Christian church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Events7 years ago

Births

Births1007 years ago

1211 - Ibn Khallikan, Iraqi scholar and judge (d. 1282)

Births809 years ago
Births647 years ago

1515 - Anne of Cleves (d. 1557)

Births505 years ago

1547 - Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist, mathematician, astronomer, and poet (d. 1590)

Births473 years ago

1552 - Tsar Vasili IV of Russia (d. 1612)

Births468 years ago

1593 - Matthäus Merian, Swiss-German engraver and cartographer (d. 1650)

Births427 years ago

1601 - Anne of Austria (d. 1666)

Births419 years ago

1606 - Li Zicheng, Chinese emperor (d. 1645)

Births414 years ago

1680 - Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)

Births340 years ago
Births326 years ago

1715 - Jean-Étienne Guettard, French mineralogist and botanist (d. 1786)

Births305 years ago

1741 - Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist and botanist (d. 1811)

Births279 years ago

1743 - Quintin Craufurd, Scottish author (d. 1819)

Births277 years ago

1762 - Elizabeth Simcoe, English-Canadian painter and author (d. 1850)

Births258 years ago

1765 - Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1822)

Births255 years ago

1788 - Theodore Hook, English composer and educator (d. 1841)

Births232 years ago

1791 - Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (d. 1867)

Births229 years ago

1819 - Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian and academic (d. 1897)

Births201 years ago

1829 - Tự Đức, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1883)

Births191 years ago

1833 - Stephen D. Lee, American general and academic (d. 1908)

Births187 years ago

1835 - Alexander Potebnja, Ukrainian linguist and philosopher (d. 1891)

Births185 years ago

1841 - Andrejs Pumpurs, Latvian soldier and poet (d. 1902)

Births179 years ago

1862 - Anastasios Charalambis, Greek lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1949)

Births158 years ago

1868 - Louise McKinney, Canadian educator and politician (d. 1931)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Charlotte Cooper, English-Scottish tennis player (d. 1966)

Births150 years ago

1870 - Arthur Pryor, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1942)

Births150 years ago

1875 - Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian painter and composer (d. 1911)

Births145 years ago

1876 - André Tardieu, French journalist and politician, 67th Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese politician and diplomat, 51st Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1967)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Christabel Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union (d. 1958)

Births140 years ago

1882 - Wilhelm Keitel, German field marshal (d. 1946)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Ferenc Oslay, Hungarian-Slovene historian and author (d. 1932)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Frank George Woollard, English engineer (d. 1957)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect and academic, designed the Stockholm Public Library (d. 1940)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Ben Chifley, Australian engineer and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1951)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1957)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Bhaurao Patil, Indian educator and activist (d. 1959)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Alma Thomas, American painter and educator (d. 1978)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Billy West, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1975)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Elisabeth Rethberg, German soprano (d. 1976)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Paul Muni, Ukrainian-born American actor (d. 1967)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Uri Zvi Greenberg, Ukrainian-Israeli poet and journalist (d. 1981)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Henry Segrave, American-English race car driver (d. 1930)

Births124 years ago

1899 - Elsie Allen, Native American Pomo basket weaver (d. 1990)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Paul Hugh Emmett, American chemist and engineer (d. 1985)

Births120 years ago

1900 - William Spratling, American-Mexican silversmith and educator (d. 1967)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Nadezhda Alliluyeva, second wife of Joseph Stalin (d. 1932)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Charles Brenton Huggins, Canadian-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

Births119 years ago

1902 - John Houseman, Romanian-American actor and producer (d. 1988)

Births118 years ago

1905 - Haakon Lie, Norwegian lawyer and politician (d. 2009)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Eugen Sänger, Czech-Austrian engineer (d. 1964)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Maurice Blanchot, French philosopher and author (d. 2003)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Philip Fotheringham-Parker, English race car driver (d. 1981)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Hermann Schlichting, German engineer and academic (d. 1982)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Esphyr Slobodkina, Russian-American author and illustrator (d. 2002)

Births112 years ago

1909 - John Engstead, American photographer and journalist (d. 1983)

Births111 years ago

1910 - György Faludy, Hungarian poet and author (d. 2006)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Herbert Mataré, German physicist and academic (d. 2011)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Martha Scott, American actress (d. 2003)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Lillian Chestney, American painter and illustrator (d. 2000)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Grigory Frid, Russian pianist and composer (d. 2012)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Hans Scholl, German activist (d. 1943)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Henryk Szeryng, Mexican violinist and educator (d. 1988)

Births102 years ago

1920 - Eric Baker, English activist, co-founded Amnesty International (d. 1976)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Anders Lassen, Danish-English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1945)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Bob Lemon, American baseball player and manager (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1920 - William H. Riker, American political scientist and academic (d. 1993)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Will Elder, Jewish-American illustrator (d. 2008)

Births99 years ago

1922 - David Sive, American environmentalist and lawyer (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Dannie Abse, Welsh physician, poet, and author (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Bernard Gauthier, French cyclist (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Charles Keeping, English author and illustrator (d. 1988)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Rosamunde Pilcher, English author (d. 2019)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Charles Waterhouse, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 - J. William Middendorf, American soldier and politician, 14th United States Secretary of the Navy

Births96 years ago

1924 - Ray Wetzel, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1951)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Virginia Capers, American actress and singer (d. 2004)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Leila Hadley, American author (d. 2009)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Bill Smith, American clarinet player and composer

Births94 years ago

1927 - Gordon Astall, English footballer and coach

Births93 years ago

1927 - Tommy Lasorda, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births93 years ago

1928 - Eric Broadley, English engineer and businessman, founded Lola Cars (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 - James Lawson, American activist, author, and academic

Births92 years ago

1928 - Eugene Roche, American actor (d. 2004)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Johnny Valentine, American wrestler (d. 2001)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (d. 1986)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle racer

Births91 years ago

1930 - Joni James, American singer

Births90 years ago

1930 - T. S. Sinnathuray, Judge of the High Court of Singapore (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Fay Weldon, English author and playwright

Births89 years ago

1931 - George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Scottish banker and politician, Secretary of State for Defence (d. 2003)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Algirdas Brazauskas, Lithuanian politician, 2nd President of Lithuania (d. 2010)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Ingemar Johansson, Swedish boxer (d. 2009)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Leonardo Balada, Spanish-American composer and educator

Births87 years ago

1933 - T. Cullen Davis, American businessman

Births87 years ago

1933 - Carmelo Simeone, Italian-Argentinian footballer (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Jesco von Puttkamer, German-American engineer (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Jack McGregor, American captain, lawyer, and politician

Births86 years ago

1934 - Lute Olson, American basketball player and coach

Births86 years ago

1934 - T. Somasekaram, Sri Lankan geographer and politician, 37th Surveyor General of Sri Lanka (d. 2010)

Births86 years ago

1936 - Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Don Rutherford, English rugby player (d. 2016)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Gene Mingo, American football player

Births82 years ago

1939 - Bogdan Baltazar, Romanian economist and engineer (d. 2012)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Deborah Lavin, South African-English historian and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - Gilbert E. Patterson, American bishop (d. 2007)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Junko Tabei, Japanese mountaineer (d. 2016)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Anna Karina, Danish-French actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2019)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Jeremiah Wright, American pastor and theologian

Births79 years ago

1942 - Ole Anderson, American wrestler

Births78 years ago

1942 - Candida Lycett Green, Anglo-Irish journalist and author (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Rubén Salazar Gómez, Colombian cardinal

Births78 years ago

1942 - David Stern, American lawyer and businessman (d. 2020)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Toni Basil, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births77 years ago

1943 - Barry Cable, Australian footballer and coach

Births77 years ago

1943 - Paul Hoffert, American keyboard player, composer, and academic

Births77 years ago

1944 - Brian Gibson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births76 years ago

1946 - King Sunny Adé, Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Larry Dierker, American baseball player and manager

Births74 years ago

1947 - Jo Beverley, English-Canadian author

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Drewry, English glaciologist and geophysicist

Births73 years ago

1947 - Norma McCorvey, American activist (d. 2017)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Robert Morace, American author and academic

Births73 years ago

1948 - Denis Burke, Australian soldier and politician, 6th Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mark Phillips, English equestrian, trainer, and journalist

Births72 years ago

1949 - James Cartwright, American general

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jim McGinty, Australian lawyer and politician, Attorney-General of Western Australia

Births71 years ago

1951 - David Coverdale, English singer-songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mike Graham, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2012)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Doug Somers, American wrestler (d. 2017)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Bob Goodlatte, American lawyer and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Thai political scientist and politician, 15th Governor of Bangkok

Births68 years ago

1952 - Américo Rocca, Mexican wrestler

Births68 years ago

1953 - Richard Fairbrass, English singer-songwriter, musician and producer (Right Said Fred)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ségolène Royal, French politician

Births67 years ago

1955 - Jeffrey Leonard, American baseball player and coach

Births65 years ago

1956 - Debby Boone, American singer, actress, and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Doug Wimbish, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ibrahim Shema, Nigerian lawyer, politician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Steve Carney, English footballer (d. 2013)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter, author, and actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Johnette Napolitano, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Concrete Blonde)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist and manager

Births63 years ago

1958 - Andrea Bocelli, Italian singer-songwriter and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Beth Catlin, American Autistic savant

Births62 years ago

1958 - Neil Cavuto, American journalist and author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Joan Jett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress

Births62 years ago

1959 - Tai Babilonia, American figure skater and talk show host

Births61 years ago

1959 - Saul Perlmutter, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate

Births61 years ago

1960 - Scott Baio, American actor

Births60 years ago

1961 - Vince Coleman, American baseball player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Liam Fox, Scottish physician and politician, Secretary of State for Defence

Births59 years ago

1961 - Bonnie Hunt, American actress, producer, and talk show host

Births59 years ago

1961 - Diane Lemieux, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Catherine Oxenberg, American actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Michael Torke, American composer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2016)

Births58 years ago

1964 - Juha Turunen, Finnish lawyer and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ken Vandermark, American saxophonist and composer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Dan Bucatinsky, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Andrii Deshchytsia, Ukrainian politician and diplomat, Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mark Guthrie, American baseball player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Robert Satcher, American physician, engineer, and astronaut

Births55 years ago

1966 - Ruth Jones, Welsh actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mike Richter, American ice hockey player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Michael Shank, American racing team owner

Births54 years ago

1967 - Matt Besser, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Super Delfin, Japanese wrestler

Births53 years ago

1967 - Brian Keene, American novelist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Ian Mortimer, English historian and novelist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Rickard Rydell, Swedish race car driver

Births53 years ago

1967 - Félix Savón, Cuban boxer

Births53 years ago

1969 - Nicole Bradtke, Australian tennis player and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tuomas Kantelinen, Finnish composer and conductor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Sue Perkins, English comedian, actress, and radio host

Births51 years ago

1969 - Matt Sharp, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Gladys Berejiklian, Australian politician, 45th Premier of New South Wales

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mike Matheny, American baseball player and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mystikal, American rapper and actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Hitro Okesene, New Zealand rugby player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Rupert Penry-Jones, English actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Emmanuel Petit, French footballer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Elizabeth Bear, American author and poet

Births49 years ago

1971 - Toomas Krõm, Estonian footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Luther Reigns, American actor and wrestler

Births49 years ago

1973 - Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2014)

Births47 years ago

1973 - Stéfan Louw, South African tenor and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Bob Sapp, American wrestler

Births47 years ago

1974 - Kostas Kaiafas, Cypriot footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975 - Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player and scout

Births45 years ago

1976 - David Berkeley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mo Collins, American football player and coach (d. 2014)

Births44 years ago

1978 - Harry Kewell, Australian footballer and coach

Births42 years ago

1979 - Emilie Autumn, American singer-songwriter, violinist, and poet

Births41 years ago

1979 - Phil Waugh, Australian rugby player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Francesco D'Isa, Italian painter and journalist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Svenja Weidemann, German tennis player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ingrid Vetlesen, Norwegian soprano

Births39 years ago

1982 - Domenic Cassisi, Australian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Billie Piper, English actress and singer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Maarten Stekelenburg, Dutch footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Kyla, British singer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Glenn Loovens, Dutch professional footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Petr Tatíček, Czech professional ice hockey

Births37 years ago

1983 - Tommy Thelin, Swedish footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ross Jarman, English drummer and songwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Thiago Silva, Brazilian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Matteo Cavagna, Italian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jamie Mackie, Scottish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tatiana Maslany, Canadian actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ibragim Todashev, Russian-American mixed martial artist (d. 2013)

Births35 years ago

1987 - Derick Brassard, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Stefan Denifl, Austrian cyclist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tom Felton, English actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Zdravko Kuzmanović, Serbian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Nikita Andreyev, Russian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jon Bass, American actor

Births31 years ago

1989 - Kim Hyo-yeon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Girls Generation)

Births31 years ago

1989 - Sabine Lisicki, German tennis player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Denard Robinson, American football player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Kenny Bromwich, New Zealand rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Joe Wardle, English rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Philip Hindes, English track cyclist

Births28 years ago

1993 - Yutakayama Ryota, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births27 years ago

1994 - Carlos Correa, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Park Jin-young, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Got7)

Births26 years ago

1995 - Nayeon, Korean singer (Twice)

Births25 years ago

Deaths

189 - He Jin, Chinese general and regent (b. 135)

Deaths
Deaths

904 - Zhao Zong, emperor of the Tang Dynasty (b. 867)

Deaths

967 - Wichmann II, Frankish nobleman

Deaths

1072 - Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian, poet, and politician (b. 1007)

Deaths948 years ago

1158 - Otto of Freising, German bishop and chronicler (b. c. 1114)

Deaths862 years ago
Deaths846 years ago

1253 - Dōgen, Japanese monk and philosopher (b. 1200)

Deaths767 years ago

1345 - Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, English politician, Lord High Steward (b. 1281)

Deaths675 years ago
Deaths621 years ago
Deaths612 years ago
Deaths563 years ago
Deaths538 years ago

1520 - Selim I, Ottoman sultan (b. 1465)

Deaths500 years ago

1531 - Louise of Savoy, French regent (b. 1476)

Deaths489 years ago

1539 - Guru Nanak, Sikh religious leader, founded Sikhism (b. 1469)

Deaths481 years ago

1554 - Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer (b. 1510)

Deaths466 years ago

1566 - Johannes Agricola, German theologian and academic (b. 1494)

Deaths454 years ago
Deaths444 years ago

1598 - Gabriel Spenser, English actor (b. c.1578)

Deaths422 years ago

1607 - Alessandro Allori, Italian painter and educator (b. 1535)

Deaths413 years ago

1662 - John Biddle, English minister and theologian (b. 1615)

Deaths358 years ago

1692 - Martha Corey, American woman accused of witchcraft (b. 1620)

Deaths328 years ago

1703 - Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1622)

Deaths317 years ago

1756 - Abu l-Hasan Ali I, ruler of Tunisia (b. 1688)

Deaths264 years ago

1774 - Pope Clement XIV (b. 1705)

Deaths246 years ago

1776 - Nathan Hale, American soldier (b. 1755)

Deaths244 years ago

1777 - John Bartram, American botanist and explorer (b. 1699)

Deaths243 years ago

1828 - Shaka Zulu, Zulu chieftain and monarch of the Zulu Kingdom (b. 1787)

Deaths192 years ago

1852 - William Tierney Clark, English engineer, designed Hammersmith Bridge (b. 1783)

Deaths168 years ago

1872 - Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer and linguist (b. 1801)

Deaths148 years ago

1873 - Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1801)

Deaths147 years ago

1881 - Solomon L. Spink, American lawyer and politician (b. 1831)

Deaths139 years ago

1914 - Alain-Fournier, French soldier and author (b. 1886)

Deaths106 years ago

1919 - Alajos Gáspár, Hungarian-Slovene author and poet (b. 1848)

Deaths101 years ago

1935 - Elliott Lewis, Australian politician, 19th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1858)

Deaths85 years ago

1952 - Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, Finnish lawyer, judge, and politician, 1st President of Finland (b. 1865)

Deaths68 years ago

1956 - Frederick Soddy, English chemist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)

Deaths63 years ago

1961 - Marion Davies, American actress and comedian (b. 1897)

Deaths59 years ago

1969 - Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician, 48th President of Mexico (b. 1909)

Deaths51 years ago

1973 - Paul van Zeeland, Belgian lawyer, economist, and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1893)

Deaths47 years ago

1979 - Abul A'la Maududi, Pakistani theologian, Islamic scholar and jurist (b. 1903)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Harry Warren, American composer and songwriter (b. 1893)

Deaths39 years ago

1987 - Hákun Djurhuus, Faroese educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1908)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Dan Rowan, American actor, comedian, and producer (b. 1922)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani psychoanalyst, scholar, and poet (b. 1914)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Ambrose Folorunsho Alli, Nigerian academic and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Irving Berlin, Russian-born American composer and songwriter (b. 1888)

Deaths31 years ago

1992 - Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Maurice Abravanel, Greek-American pianist and conductor (b. 1903)

Deaths27 years ago

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

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Latvian-Canadian ballerina, choreographer, and director (b. 1924)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer (b. 1914)

Deaths24 years ago

1999 - George C. Scott, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1927)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Saburō Sakai, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (b. 1916)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Isaac Stern, Polish-Ukrainian violinist and conductor (b. 1920)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Jan de Hartog, Dutch-American author and playwright (b. 1914)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Gordon Jump, American actor (b. 1932)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Hugo Young, English journalist and author (b. 1938)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Pete Schoening, American mountaineer (b. 1927)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Ray Traylor Jr., American professional wrestler better-known as the Big Boss Man (b. 1963)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player and educator (b. 1950)

Deaths14 years ago
Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Marcel Marceau, French mime and actor (b. 1923)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Thomas Dörflein, German zookeeper (b. 1963)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Petrus Schaesberg, German painter, historian, and educator (b. 1967)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Edward Delaney, Irish sculptor (b. 1930)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Vyacheslav Tsaryov, Russian footballer (b. 1971)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Knut Steen, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1924)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Hector Abhayavardhana, Sri Lankan theorist and academic (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Irving Adler, American mathematician, author, and academic (b. 1913)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Juan H. Cintrón García, Puerto Rican businessman and politician, 126th Mayor of Ponce (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Grigory Frid, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1915)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jan Hendrik van den Berg, Dutch psychiatrist and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Gary Brandner, American author and screenwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jane Connell, American actress and singer (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - David H. Hubel, Canadian-American neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Álvaro Mutis, Colombian-Mexican author and poet (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hans Erich Slany, German industrial designer, founded TEAMS Design (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Fernando Cabrita, Portuguese footballer and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sahana Pradhan, Nepalese politician, Nepalese Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Erik van der Wurff, Dutch pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1945)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hans E. Wallman, Swedish director, producer, and composer (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Joe LeSage, American lawyer and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - James David Santini, American lawyer and politician (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Richard G. Scott, American engineer and religious leader (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Phyllis Tickle, American author and academic (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Chas Hodges, English musician and singer (b. 1943)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Edna Molewa, South African politician (b. 1957)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Mike Labinjo, Canadian professional gridiron football player (b. 1980)

Deaths2 years ago

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