Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

National Research Administrators Day (United States)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

275 - For the last time, the Roman Senate chooses an emperor; they elect 75-year-old Marcus Claudius Tacitus.

Events

762 - Led by Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, the Hasanid branch of the Alids begins the Alid Revolt against the Abbasid Caliphate.

Events

1066 - In the Battle of Stamford Bridge, Harald Hardrada, the invading King of Norway, is defeated by King Harold II of England.

Events954 years ago

1237 - England and Scotland sign the Treaty of York, establishing the location of their common border.

Events783 years ago

1396 - Ottoman Emperor Bayezid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis.

Events624 years ago

1513 - Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches what would become known as the Pacific Ocean.

Events507 years ago

1555 - The Peace of Augsburg is signed by Emperor Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League.

Events465 years ago

1690 - Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time.

Events330 years ago

1775 - American Revolution: Ethan Allen surrenders to British forces after attempting to capture Montreal during the Battle of Longue-Pointe.

Events245 years ago

1775 - American Revolution: Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec sets off.

Events245 years ago

1789 - The United States Congress passes twelve constitutional amendments: the ten known as the Bill of Rights, the (unratified) Congressional Apportionment Amendment, and the Congressional Compensation Amendment.

Events231 years ago

1790 - Four Great Anhui Troupes introduce Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor's eightieth birthday.

Events230 years ago

1804 - The Teton Sioux (a subdivision of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for allowing the expedition to move further upriver.

Events216 years ago

1868 - The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevsky is shipwrecked off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia.

Events152 years ago

1890 - The United States Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.

Events130 years ago

1906 - Leonardo Torres y Quevedo demonstrates the Telekino, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered to be the first use of a remote control.

Events114 years ago

1911 - An explosion of badly degraded propellant charges on board the French battleship Liberté detonates the forward ammunition magazines and destroys the ship.

Events109 years ago
Events108 years ago

1915 - World War I: The Second Battle of Champagne begins.

Events105 years ago

1926 - The international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery is first signed.

Events94 years ago

1937 - Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Eighth Route Army gains a minor, but morale-boosting victory in the Battle of Pingxingguan.

Events83 years ago

1944 - World War II: Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdraw from Arnhem via Oosterbeek.

Events76 years ago

1955 - The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.

Events65 years ago

1956 - TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated.

Events64 years ago

1957 - Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops.

Events63 years ago

1959 - Solomon Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, is mortally wounded by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day.

Events61 years ago

1962 - The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.

Events58 years ago

1962 - The North Yemen Civil War begins when Abdullah al-Sallal dethrones the newly crowned Imam al-Badr and declares Yemen a republic under his presidency.

Events58 years ago

1963 - Lord Denning releases the UK government's official report on the Profumo affair.

Events57 years ago

1964 - The Mozambican War of Independence against Portugal begins.

Events56 years ago

1969 - The charter establishing the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is signed.

Events51 years ago

1974 - Dr. Frank Jobe performs first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery (better known as Tommy John surgery) on baseball player Tommy John.

Events46 years ago

1977 - About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.

Events43 years ago

1978 - PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, killing 144 people.

Events42 years ago

1981 - Belize joins the United Nations.

Events39 years ago

1983 - Thirty-eight IRA prisoners, armed with six handguns, hijack a prison meals lorry and smash their way out of the Maze Prison.

Events37 years ago

1992 - NASA launches the Mars Observer. Eleven months later, the probe would fail while preparing for orbital insertion.

Events28 years ago

2003 - The 8.3 MwHokkaidō earthquake strikes just offshore Hokkaidō, Japan.

Events17 years ago

2018 - Bill Cosby is sentenced to three to ten years in prison for aggravated sexual assault.

Events2 years ago

Births

1358 - Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1408)

Births662 years ago

1403 - Louis III of Anjou (d. 1434)

Births617 years ago

1525 - Steven Borough, English explorer and navigator (d. 1584)

Births495 years ago
Births492 years ago
Births491 years ago

1599 - Francesco Borromini, Swiss-Italian architect, designed the San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane and Sant'Agnese in Agone (d. 1667)

Births421 years ago

1636 - Ferdinand Joseph, Prince of Dietrichstein, German prince (d. 1698)

Births384 years ago

1644 - Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer and instrument maker (d. 1710)

Births376 years ago

1663 - Johann Nikolaus Hanff, German organist and composer (d. 1711)

Births357 years ago

1683 - Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer and theorist (d. 1764)

Births337 years ago

1694 - Henry Pelham, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1754)

Births326 years ago

1711 - Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)

Births309 years ago

1738 - Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Delaware (d. 1789)

Births282 years ago

1741 - Wenzel Pichl, Czech violinist, composer, and director (d. 1805)

Births279 years ago
Births276 years ago

1758 - Josepha Barbara Auernhammer, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1820)

Births262 years ago

1761 - William Mullins, 2nd Baron Ventry, Anglo-Irish politician and peer (d. 1827)

Births259 years ago

1764 - Fletcher Christian, English sailor (d. 1793)

Births256 years ago
Births254 years ago

1771 - Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and politician (d. 1829)

Births249 years ago

1773 - Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist and author (d. 1856)

Births247 years ago

1782 - Charles Maturin, Irish author and playwright (d. 1824)

Births238 years ago

1798 - Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French geologist and engineer (d. 1874)

Births222 years ago

1816 - Georg August Rudolph, German lawyer and politician, 3rd Mayor of Marburg (d. 1893)

Births204 years ago

1825 - William Pitt Ballinger, American lawyer and politician (d. 1888)

Births195 years ago

1825 - Joachim Heer, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the National Council (d. 1879)

Births195 years ago

1839 - Karl Alfred von Zittel, German palaeontologist and geologist (d. 1904)

Births181 years ago

1862 - Léon Boëllmann, French organist and composer (d. 1897)

Births158 years ago

1862 - Billy Hughes, English-Australian carpenter and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)

Births158 years ago

1865 - Henri Lebasque, French artist (d. 1937)

Births155 years ago

1866 - Thomas Hunt Morgan, American biologist, geneticist, and embryologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Yevgeny Miller, Russian general (d. 1938)

Births153 years ago

1877 - Plutarco Elías Calles, Mexican general and President (1924-1928), known as the Jefe Maximo (Maximum Boss) from 1928-1936. (d. 1945)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Lope K. Santos, Filipino lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Rizal (d. 1963)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Lu Xun, Chinese author and critic (d. 1936)

Births139 years ago

1884 - Adolf Bolm, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1951)

Births136 years ago

1888 - Hanna Ralph, German actress (d. 1978)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff, Scottish author and translator (d. 1930)

Births131 years ago

1893 - Harald Cramér, Swedish mathematician and statistician (d. 1985)

Births127 years ago

1896 - Sandro Pertini, Italian journalist and politician, 7th President of Italy (d. 1990)

Births124 years ago

1897 - William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Robert Brackman, Ukrainian-American painter and educator (d. 1980)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Udumalai Narayana Kavi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1981)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Artur Sirk, Estonian soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 1937)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Robert Bresson, French director and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Gordon Coventry, Australian footballer (d. 1968)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter and educator (d. 1970)

Births117 years ago

1906 - Volfgangs Dārziņš, Latvian composer, pianist, and music critic (d. 1962)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Phyllis Pearsall, English painter, cartographer, and author (d. 1996)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1975)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Jacqueline Audry, French director and screenwriter (d. 1977)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Ralph Jordan, American football player and coach (d. 1980)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Eric Williams, Trinidadian historian and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)

Births109 years ago

1914 - John Manners, English naval officer and cricketer

Births106 years ago

1916 - Jessica Anderson, Australian author and playwright (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian economist, sociologist, and journalist (d. 1968)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Sergei Bondarchuk, Ukrainian-Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Satish Dhawan, Indian engineer (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Rob Muldoon, New Zealand sergeant, accountant, and politician, 31st Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1992)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Hammer DeRoburt, Nauruian educator and politician, 1st President of Nauru (d. 1992)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Robert Laxalt, American author and academic (d. 2001)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Sam Rivers, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Norman Ayrton, English actor and director (d. 2017)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Red Webb, American baseball player (d. 1996)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Silvana Pampanini, Italian model, actress, and director, Miss Italy 1946 (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jack Hyles, American pastor and author (d. 2001)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Aldo Ray, American actor (d. 1991)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Colin Davis, English conductor and educator (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Ronnie Barker, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Delia Scala, Italian ballerina and actress (d. 2004)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Barbara Walters, American journalist, producer, and author

Births91 years ago

1930 - Nino Cerruti, Italian fashion designer, founded Cerruti

Births90 years ago

1930 - Shel Silverstein, American author, poet, illustrator, and songwriter (d. 1999)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian journalist and poet (d. 2005)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Bryan John Birch, English mathematician and scholar

Births89 years ago

1932 - Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1982)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Terry Medwin, Welsh footballer and manager

Births88 years ago

1932 - Adolfo Suárez, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Spain (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Hubie Brown, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ian Tyson, Canadian folk singer-songwriter and musician

Births87 years ago

1936 - Ken Forsse, American toy creator and author, created Teddy Ruxpin (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Juliet Prowse, South African-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1996)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Moussa Traoré, Malian general and politician 2nd President of Mali

Births84 years ago

1937 - Mary Allen Wilkes, American computer scientist and lawyer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Ron Hill, English runner and businessman

Births82 years ago

1938 - Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlandic priest and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Greenland (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Enn Tarto, Estonian politician

Births82 years ago

1939 - Leon Brittan, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (d. 2015)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Feroz Khan, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2009)

Births81 years ago

1939 - David S. Mann, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Cincinnati

Births81 years ago

1940 - Tim Severin, Indian-English explorer, historian, and author

Births80 years ago

1941 - Vivien Stern, Baroness Stern, English academic and politician

Births79 years ago

1942 - Oscar Bonavena, Argentinian boxer (d. 1976)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Robert Miano, American actor and producer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Henri Pescarolo, French race car driver

Births78 years ago

1942 - John Taylor, English pianist and educator (d. 2015)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Dee Dee Warwick, American singer (d. 2008)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Robert Gates, American lieutenant, academic, and politician, 22nd United States Secretary of Defense

Births77 years ago

1943 - John Locke, American keyboard player (d. 2006)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Aram Saroyan, American poet and novelist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Robert Walden, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1944 - Michael Douglas, American actor and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Doris Matsui, American politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Grayson Shillingford, Dominican cricketer (d. 2009)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Kathleen Brown, American lawyer and politician, 29th California State Treasurer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Carol Vadnais, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Bishan Singh Bedi, Indian cricketer and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - Felicity Kendal, English actress

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bryan MacLean, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1998)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Janusz Majer, Polish mountaineer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Gil Morgan, American golfer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ali Parvin, Iranian footballer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jerry Penrod, American bass player

Births74 years ago

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

Births73 years ago

1947 - Cheryl Tiegs, American model and actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Cecil Womack, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Mimi Kennedy, American actress and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Vladimir Yevtushenkov, Russian businessman

Births72 years ago

1949 - Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jeff Borowiak, American tennis player

Births71 years ago

1949 - Steve Mackay, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2015)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Stanisław Szozda, Polish cyclist and trainer (d. 2013)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Yardena Arazi, Israeli singer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Burleigh Drummond, American drummer and songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Graeme Knowles, English bishop

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mark Hamill, American actor, singer, and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Bob McAdoo, American basketball player and coach

Births69 years ago

1952 - Colin Friels, Scottish-Australian actor

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jimmy Garvin, American wrestler and manager

Births68 years ago

1952 - bell hooks, American author and activist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Cherríe Moraga, American poet, playwright, and activist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Tommy Norden, American actor

Births68 years ago

1952 - Chris Pond, English politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Christopher Reeve, American actor, producer, and activist (d. 2004)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Richard Harvey, English mandolin player, keyboard player, and composer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Ron Rash, American novelist, short story writer, poet

Births67 years ago

1954 - Sylvester Croom, American football player and coach

Births66 years ago

1954 - Joep Lange, Dutch physician and academic (d. 2014)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Juande Ramos, Spanish footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1955 - Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (d. 1985)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Zucchero Fornaciari, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Amyr Klink, Brazilian sailor and explorer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Luanne Rice, American author and activist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German footballer and manager

Births65 years ago

1955 - Steven Severin, English bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births65 years ago

1956 - W. Daniel Hillis, American computer scientist, engineer, and author, founded the Thinking Machines Corporation

Births64 years ago

1956 - Jamie Hyneman, American special effects designer and television host, founded M5 Industries

Births64 years ago

1956 - Miroslav Volf, Croatian Protestant theologian and public intellectual

Births64 years ago

1957 - Michael Madsen, American actor and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Vladimir Popovkin, Russian general (d. 2014)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Randy Kerber, American keyboard player, composer, and conductor

Births62 years ago

1959 - Jeon Soo-il, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1961 - Mehmet Aslantuğ, Turkish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Heather Locklear, American actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Steve Scott, British journalist and presenter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Tim Zoehrer, Australian cricketer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Kalthoum Sarrai, Tunisian-French psychologist and journalist (d. 2010)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Aida Turturro, American actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - Dariusz Wdowczyk, Polish footballer and coach

Births58 years ago

1963 - Tate Donovan, American actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Keely Shaye Smith, American journalist and author

Births57 years ago

1964 - Gary Ayles, English race car driver

Births56 years ago

1964 - Barbara Dennerlein, German organist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Rebecca Gablé, German novelist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Kikuko Inoue, Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman

Births56 years ago

1965 - Matt Battaglia, American football player, actor, and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Gordon Currie, Canadian actor

Births55 years ago

1965 - Saffron Henderson, Canadian voice actress and singer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Scottie Pippen, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - Anne Roumanoff, French actress and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Dave Rundle, South African cricketer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Rob Schmidt, American director and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Rafael Martín Vázquez, Spanish footballer and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Nicky Winmar, Australian footballer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Stanislav Bunin, Russian pianist and educator

Births54 years ago

1966 - Todd Philcox, American football player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Ashwin Sood, English-Canadian drummer and producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - John A. List, American economist and academic

Births52 years ago

1968 - Will Smith, American actor, producer, and rapper

Births52 years ago

1968 - John Worsfold, Australian footballer and coach

Births52 years ago

1969 - Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (d. 2002)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Bill Simmons, American journalist and author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Tony Womack, American baseball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress

Births51 years ago

1970 - Curtis Buckley, American football player and psychiatrist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Nikos Boudouris, Greek basketball player and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - John Lynch, American football player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Seb Sanders, English jockey

Births49 years ago

1972 - Douglas September, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Tijani Babangida, Nigerian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jenny Chapman, English politician

Births47 years ago

1974 - Bill Bowler, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Olivier Dacourt, French footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - John Granville, American scholar and diplomat (d. 2008)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Paul Hurst, English footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Daniel Kessler, English-American singer and guitarist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Frank Leder, German fashion designer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Robbie Mears, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Eric Moss, American football player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Joel Prpic, Canadian ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Javier Rosas, Mexican triathlete

Births46 years ago

1974 - Kemel Thompson, Jamaican hurdler

Births46 years ago

1975 - Daniela Ceccarelli, Italian skier

Births45 years ago

1975 - Declan Donnelly, English entertainer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Matt Hasselbeck, American football player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Dat Nguyen, American football player and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Santigold, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Chauncey Billups, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Eric Roberson, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Charlotte Ayanna, Puerto Rican American actress and former Miss Teen USA.

Births44 years ago

1977 - Clea DuVall, American actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Joel David Moore, American actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Mike Krahulik, American illustrator

Births43 years ago

1977 - Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Joe Cotton, Canadian-New Zealand singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jodie Kidd, English model and actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ryan Leslie, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Joel Piñeiro, Puerto Rican baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Kyle Bennett, American BMX rider (d. 2012)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rashad Evans, American mixed martial artist and wrestler

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jason Koumas, Welsh footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jean-René Lisnard, French tennis player

Births41 years ago

1980 - T.I., American rapper, songwriter, producer, and actor

Births40 years ago

1981 - Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jason Bergmann, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Hyun Bin, South Korean actor

Births38 years ago

1983 - Donald Glover, American actor, rapper, producer, and screenwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Terrance Pennington, American football player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Cherine Anderson, Jamaican singer-songwriter and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Matías Silvestre, Argentinian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Gökhan Güleç, Turkish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Marvin Matip, German footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Heidi El Tabakh, Egyptian-Canadian tennis player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jamie O'Hara, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Marten Strauch, German rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Steve Forrest, American drummer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Choi Yoon-young, South Korean actress

Births34 years ago

1987 - Monica Niculescu, Romanian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mustafa Yumlu, Turkish footballer

Births33 years ago

1989 - Cuco Martina, Curaçaoan footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Aldon Smith, American football player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater

Births30 years ago

1990 - Daria Strokous, Russian model, actress, and photographer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Emmy Clarke, American actress

Births29 years ago

1991 - Alessandro Crescenzi, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Calle Järnkrok, Swedish ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Zoël Amberg, Swiss race car driver

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kerrod Holland, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Massimo Luongo, Australian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Keauna McLaughlin, American figure skater

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ruslan Zhiganshin, Russian ice dancer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Toby Greene, Australian footballer

Births27 years ago

1995 - Todd Hazelwood, Australian race car driver

Births25 years ago

1996 - Anett Vilipuu, Estonian footballer

Births24 years ago

Deaths

1066 - Harald Hardrada, Norwegian king (b. 1015)

Deaths954 years ago

1066 - Maria Haraldsdotter, Norwegian princess

Deaths954 years ago

1066 - Tostig Godwinson, English son of Godwin, Earl of Wessex

Deaths954 years ago
Deaths934 years ago

1087 - Simon I de Montfort, French nobleman (b. c. 1025)

Deaths933 years ago

1333 - Prince Morikuni, Japanese shōgun (b. 1301)

Deaths687 years ago

1367 - Jakushitsu Genkō, Japanese poet (b. 1290)

Deaths653 years ago

1396 - Jean de Carrouges, French knight (b. 1330)

Deaths624 years ago

1396 - Jean de Vienne, French general and admiral (b. 1341)

Deaths624 years ago

1496 - Piero Capponi, Italian soldier and politician (b. 1447)

Deaths524 years ago
Deaths514 years ago

1534 - Pope Clement VII (b. 1478)

Deaths486 years ago

1536 - Johannes Secundus, Dutch author and poet (b. 1511)

Deaths484 years ago

1550 - Georg von Blumenthal, German bishop (b. 1490)

Deaths470 years ago

1588 - Tilemann Heshusius, German Gnesio-Lutheran theologian (b. 1527)

Deaths432 years ago

1602 - Caspar Peucer, German physician, scholar, and reformer (b. 1525)

Deaths418 years ago

1615 - Arbella Stuart, English noblewoman and woman of letters (b. 1575)

Deaths405 years ago

1617 - Emperor Go-Yōzei of Japan (b. 1572)

Deaths403 years ago

1617 - Francisco Suárez, Spanish priest, philosopher, and theologian (b. 1548)

Deaths403 years ago

1621 - Mary Sidney, English writer,

Deaths399 years ago

1626 - Lancelot Andrewes, English bishop and scholar (b. 1555)

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1703 - Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish general (b. 1658)

Deaths317 years ago

1774 - John Bradstreet, Canadian-English general (b. 1714)

Deaths246 years ago

1777 - Johann Heinrich Lambert, Swiss mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1728)

Deaths243 years ago

1791 - William Bradford, American soldier and publisher (b. 1719)

Deaths229 years ago

1792 - Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish politician and diplomat (b. 1710)

Deaths228 years ago

1794 - Paul Rabaut, French pastor (b. 1718)

Deaths226 years ago

1828 - Charlotta Seuerling, Swedish singer, harpsichord player, and composer (b. 1783)

Deaths192 years ago

1849 - Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer (b. 1804)

Deaths171 years ago

1867 - Oliver Loving, American rancher, co-developed the Goodnight–Loving Trail (b. 1812)

Deaths153 years ago

1893 - Louise von François, German author (b. 1817)

Deaths127 years ago

1900 - Félix-Gabriel Marchand, Canadian journalist and politician, 11th Premier of Québec (b. 1832)

Deaths120 years ago

1900 - John M. Palmer, American general and politician, 15th Governor of Illinois (b. 1817)

Deaths120 years ago

1901 - Arthur Fremantle, English general and politician, Governor of Malta (b. 1835)

Deaths119 years ago

1905 - Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French educator and politician (b. 1853)

Deaths115 years ago

1917 - Thomas Ashe, Irish Republican Brotherhood volunteer, and rebel commander (b. 1885)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - Mikhail Alekseyev, Russian general (b. 1857)

Deaths102 years ago

1926 - Herbert Booth, English songwriter and bandleader (b. 1862)

Deaths94 years ago

1928 - Richard F. Outcault, American cartoonist, created The Yellow Kid and Buster Brown (b. 1863)

Deaths92 years ago

1929 - Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (b. 1879)

Deaths91 years ago

1933 - Ring Lardner, American journalist and author (b. 1885)

Deaths87 years ago

1939 - Ali Saip Ursavaş, Turkish soldier and politician (b. 1885)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Foxhall P. Keene, American polo player, golfer, and race car driver (b. 1867)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Alexander Hall, Scottish-Canadian soccer player (b. 1880)

Deaths77 years ago

1946 - Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (b. 1879)

Deaths74 years ago

1958 - John B. Watson, American psychologist and academic (b. 1878)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - Emily Post, American author and educator (b. 1873)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Frank Fay, American actor and singer (b. 1897)

Deaths59 years ago

1968 - Hans F. K. Günther, German eugenicist and academic (b. 1891)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Cornell Woolrich, American author and screenwriter (b. 1903)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Erich Maria Remarque, German-Swiss author and translator (b. 1898)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Hugo Black, American captain, jurist, and politician (b. 1886)

Deaths49 years ago

1980 - John Bonham, English drummer and songwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Lewis Milestone, Russian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1895)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)

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1984 - Walter Pidgeon, Canadian-American actor (b. 1897)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Darshan Singh Canadian, Indian-Canadian trade union leader and activist (b. 1917)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Donald MacDonald, Canadian union leader and politician (b. 1909)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Nikolay Semyonov, Russian physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist and academic (b. 1909)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Mary Astor, American actress (b. 1906)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright (b. 1905)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Billy Carter, American farmer and businessman (b. 1937)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Arthur Võõbus, Estonian-American orientalist and scholar (b. 1909)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Prafulla Chandra Sen, Indian accountant and politician, 3rd Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1897)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Klaus Barbie, German SS captain, known as the "Butcher of Lyon" (b. 1913)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Viviane Romance, French actress and producer (b. 1912)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Ivan Vdović, Serbian musician (b. 1961)

Deaths28 years ago

1995 - Dave Bowen, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1928)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Annie Elizabeth Delany, American dentist and author (b. 1891)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Hélène Baillargeon, Canadian singer and actress (b. 1916)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Jean Françaix, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1912)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Marion Zimmer Bradley, American author (b. 1930)

Deaths21 years ago

2003 - Aqila al-Hashimi, Iraqi translator and politician (b. 1953)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Herb Gardner, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Franco Modigliani, Italian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - George Plimpton, American writer and literary editor (b. 1927)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Edward Said, Palestinian-American philosopher and critic (b. 1935)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Don Adams, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Madeline-Ann Aksich, Canadian businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1956)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - George Archer, American golfer (b. 1939)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Urie Bronfenbrenner, Russian-American psychologist and ecologist (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani linguist and critic (b. 1912)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1936)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Friedrich Peter, Austrian lawyer and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jeff Cooper, American target shooter and author (b. 1920)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - John M. Ford, American author and poet (b. 1957)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian physician and politician (b. 1919)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - André Emmerich, German-American art dealer (b. 1924)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Derog Gioura, Nauruan politician, 23rd President of Nauru (b. 1932)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist (b. 1923)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Pierre Falardeau, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1940)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Billy Barnes, American composer and songwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Bond, English footballer and manager (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Eric Ives, English historian and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Alonso Lujambio, Mexican academic and politician (b. 1962)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Andy Williams, American singer (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ron Fenton, English footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Choi In-ho, South Korean author and screenwriter (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - José Montoya, American poet and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Billy Mure, American guitarist and composer (b. 1915)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pablo Verani, Italian-Argentinian lawyer and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bennet Wong, Canadian psychiatrist and academic, co-founded Haven Institute (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ulrick Chérubin, Haitian-Canadian educator and politician (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sulejman Tihić, Bosnian lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dorothy Tyler-Odam, English high jumper (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Claudio Baggini, Italian Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - John Galvin, American general (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tom Kelley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1944)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Moti Kirschenbaum, Israeli journalist (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - José Fernández, Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1992)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Arnold Palmer, American golfer (b. 1929)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Nahid Hattar, Jordanian writer and political activist (b. 1960)

Deaths4 years ago

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