Holidays and observances

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

Events

46 BC - Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to Venus Genetrix, fulfilling a vow he made at the Battle of Pharsalus.

Events

715 - Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.

Events

1087 - William II is crowned King of England, and reigns until 1100.

Events933 years ago

1212 - The Golden Bull of Sicily is issued to confirm the hereditary royal title in Bohemia for the Přemyslid dynasty.

Events808 years ago

1345 - Friso-Hollandic Wars: Frisians defeat Holland in the Battle of Warns.

Events675 years ago

1371 - Serbian–Turkish wars: Ottoman Turks fought against a Serbian army at the Battle of Maritsa.

Events649 years ago

1493 - Pope Alexander VI issues the papal bull Dudum siquidem to the Spanish, extending the grant of new lands he made them in Inter caetera.

Events527 years ago

1580 - Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.

Events440 years ago

1687 - Morean War: The Parthenon in Athens, used as a gunpowder depot by the Ottoman garrison, is partially destroyed after being bombarded during the Siege of the Acropolis by Venetian forces.

Events333 years ago

1688 - The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.

Events332 years ago

1777 - American Revolution: British troops occupy Philadelphia.

Events243 years ago
Events231 years ago

1799 - War of the 2nd Coalition: Franco-Swiss troops defeat Austro-Russian forces, leading to the collapse of Suvorov's campaign.

Events221 years ago

1810 - A new Act of Succession is adopted by the Riksdag of the Estates, and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte becomes heir to the Swedish throne.

Events210 years ago

1905 - Albert Einstein publishes the third of his Annus Mirabilis papers, introducing the special theory of relativity.

Events115 years ago

1907 - Four months after the 1907 Imperial Conference, New Zealand and Newfoundland are promoted from colonies to dominions within the British Empire.

Events113 years ago

1910 - Indian journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai is arrested after publishing criticism of the government of Travancore and is exiled.

Events110 years ago

1914 - The United States Federal Trade Commission is established by the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Events106 years ago

1917 - World War I: The Battle of Polygon Wood begins.

Events103 years ago

1918 - World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive began which would last until the total surrender of German forces.

Events102 years ago

1923 - The German government accepts the occupation of the Ruhr.

Events97 years ago

1933 - As gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrenders to the FBI, he shouts out, "Don't shoot, G-Men!", which becomes a nickname for FBI agents.

Events87 years ago

1934 - The ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is launched.

Events86 years ago

1942 - Holocaust: Senior SS official August Frank issues a memorandum detailing how Jews should be "evacuated".

Events78 years ago

1950 - Korean War: United Nations troops recapture Seoul from North Korean forces.

Events70 years ago

1953 - Rationing of sugar in the United Kingdom ends

Events67 years ago

1954 - The Japanese rail ferry Tōya Maru sinks during a typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait, Japan, killing 1,172.

Events66 years ago

1959 - Typhoon Vera, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in recorded history, makes landfall, killing 4,580 people and leaving nearly 1.6 million others homeless.

Events61 years ago

1960 - In Chicago, the first televised debate takes place between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

Events60 years ago

1969 - Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.

Events51 years ago

1973 - Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.

Events47 years ago

1980 - At the Oktoberfest terror attack in Munich 13 people die and 211 are injured.

Events40 years ago

1981 - Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

Events39 years ago

1983 - Soviet Air Force officer Stanislav Petrov identifies a report of an incoming nuclear missile as a computer error and not an American first strike.

Events37 years ago

1983 - Australia II wins the America's Cup, ending the New York Yacht Club's 132-year domination of the race.

Events37 years ago

1984 - The United Kingdom and China agree to a transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, to take place in 1997.

Events36 years ago

1997 - A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A300 crashes near Medan airport, killing 234.

Events23 years ago

1997 - An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.

Events23 years ago

2000 - Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turn violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.

Events20 years ago

2000 - The MS Express Samina sinks off Paros in the Aegean Sea killing 80 passengers.

Events20 years ago

2002 - The overcrowded Senegalese ferry, MV Le Joola, capsizes off the coast of the Gambia killing more than 1,000.

Events18 years ago

2005 - The PBS Kids Channel is shut down and replaced by a joint network with Comcast called Sprout.

Events15 years ago

2008 - Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.

Events12 years ago

2009 - Typhoon Ketsana hits the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.

Events11 years ago

2014 - A mass kidnapping occurs in Iguala, Mexico.

Events6 years ago

Births

932 - Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, Arab caliph (d. 975)

Births

1329 - Anne of Bavaria, German queen consort (d. 1353)

Births691 years ago

1406 - Thomas de Ros, 8th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1430)

Births614 years ago
Births558 years ago
Births494 years ago

1637 - Sébastien Leclerc, French painter (d. 1714)

Births383 years ago

1641 - Nehemiah Grew, English plant anatomist and physiologist (d. 1712)

Births379 years ago
Births369 years ago
Births360 years ago
Births322 years ago
Births309 years ago

1750 - Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, English admiral (d. 1810)

Births270 years ago

1758 - Cosme Argerich, Argentinian physician (d. 1820)

Births262 years ago

1767 - Wenzel Müller, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1835)

Births253 years ago

1774 - Johnny Appleseed, American gardener and environmentalist (d. 1845)

Births246 years ago

1783 - Richard Griffin, 3rd Baron Braybrooke, English politician and literary figure (d. 1858)

Births237 years ago

1791 - Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer (d. 1824)

Births229 years ago

1792 - William Hobson, Irish-New Zealand explorer and politician, 1st Governor of New Zealand (d. 1842)

Births228 years ago

1820 - Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Indian philosopher, painter, and academic (d. 1891)

Births200 years ago

1840 - Louis-Olivier Taillon, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Premier of Quebec (d. 1923)

Births180 years ago

1843 - Joseph Furphy, Australian author and poet (d. 1912)

Births177 years ago

1848 - Henry Walters, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1931)

Births172 years ago

1849 - Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

Births171 years ago
Births155 years ago

1869 - Komitas, Armenian-French priest and composer (d. 1935)

Births151 years ago
Births150 years ago

1872 - Max Ehrmann, American poet and lawyer (d. 1945)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Wacław Berent, Polish author and translator (d. 1940)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Lewis Hine, American photographer and activist (d. 1940)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Edmund Gwenn, English-American actor and singer (d. 1959)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Edith Abbott, American economist, social worker, and author (d. 1957)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Ghulam Bhik Nairang, Indian poet, lawyer, and politician (d. 1952)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist and academic (d. 1963)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Alfred Cortot, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1962)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Bertha De Vriese, Belgian physician (d. 1958)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Walter Steinbeck, German actor (d. 1942)

Births142 years ago

1884 - Jack Bickell, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1951)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Archibald Hill, English physiologist, academic, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Edwin Keppel Bennett, English author and poet (d. 1958)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Antonio Moreno, Spanish-American actor and director (d. 1967)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Barnes Wallis, English scientist and engineer, invented the Bouncing bomb (d. 1979)

Births133 years ago

1888 - J. Frank Dobie, American journalist and author (d. 1964)

Births132 years ago

1888 - T. S. Eliot, English poet, playwright, critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Gordon Brewster, Irish cartoonist (d. 1946)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Martin Heidegger, German philosopher and academic (d. 1976)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Jack Tresadern, English footballer and manager (d. 1959)

Births130 years ago

1891 - William McKell, Australian politician, 12th Governor General of Australia (d. 1985)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Charles Münch, French violinist and conductor (d. 1968)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Hans Reichenbach, German philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1953)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (d. 1970)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Gladys Brockwell, American actress (d. 1929)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Jürgen Stroop, German general (d. 1952)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Pope Paul VI (d. 1978)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Arthur Rhys-Davids, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1917)

Births123 years ago

1898 - George Gershwin, American pianist and composer (d. 1937)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Suzanne Belperron, French jewelry designer (d. 1983)

Births120 years ago

1901 - George Raft, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1980)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Ted Weems, American bandleader and musician (d. 1963)

Births119 years ago

1905 - Millito Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2011)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Karl Rappan, Austrian footballer and coach (d. 1996)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Anthony Blunt, English historian and spy (d. 1983)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Shug Fisher, American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and comedian (d. 1984)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Bep van Klaveren, Dutch boxer (d. 1992)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Bill France, Sr., American race car driver, founded NASCAR (d. 1992)

Births111 years ago

1909 - A. P. Hamann, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1977)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Al Helfer, American sportscaster (d. 1975)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (d. 1998)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Achille Compagnoni, Italian skier and mountaineer (d. 2009)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Jack LaLanne, American fitness expert (d. 2011)

Births106 years ago

1917 - Réal Caouette, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1976)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Tran Duc Thao, Vietnamese-French philosopher and theorist (d. 1993)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Eric Morley, English businessman and television host, founded the Miss World (d. 2000)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Barbara Britton, American actress (d. 1980)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Matilde Camus, Spanish poet and author (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1922 - Takis Miliadis, Greek actor (d. 1985)

Births98 years ago
Births98 years ago

1923 - Dev Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Hugh Griffiths, Baron Griffiths, English cricketer, lawyer, and judge (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1923 - James Hennessy, English businessman and diplomat

Births97 years ago

1924 - Jean Hoerni, Swiss physicist, inventor and businessman (d. 1997)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Marty Robbins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and race car driver (d. 1982)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Manfred Mayrhofer, Austrian philologist and academic (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Robert Cade, American physician and educator, co-invented Gatorade (d. 2007)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Patrick O'Neal, American actor (d. 1994)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Enzo Bearzot, Italian footballer and manager (d. 2010)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Bob Van der Veken, Belgian actor (d. 2019)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Wilford White, American football player (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Philip Bosco, American actor (d. 2018)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Joe Brown, English mountaineer and author

Births90 years ago

1931 - Kenneth Parnell, American sex offender (d. 2008)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Manmohan Singh, Indian economist and politician, 13th Prime Minister of India

Births88 years ago

1932 - Donna Douglas, American actress (d. 2015)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Joyce Jameson, American actress (d. 1987)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Vladimir Voinovich, Russian author and poet (d. 2018)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Neil Coles, English golfer and architect

Births86 years ago

1935 - Bob Barber, English cricketer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Lou Myers, American actor (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Joe Sherlock, Irish politician (d. 2007)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Leroy Drumm, American sailor and songwriter (d. 2010)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, South African academic and politician, 8th First Lady of South Africa (d. 2018)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Valentin Pavlov, Russian banker and politician, 11th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2003)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Jerry Weintraub, American film producer and agent (d. 2015)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Lucette Aldous, New Zealand-Australian ballerina and educator

Births82 years ago

1938 - Lars-Jacob Krogh, Norwegian journalist (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Ricky Tomlinson, English actor and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1941 - Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor

Births79 years ago

1941 - Martine Beswick, Jamaican-English model and actress

Births79 years ago

1941 - David Frizzell, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births79 years ago

1942 - Kent McCord, American actor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Gloria E. Anzaldúa, American scholar of Chicana cultural theory (d. 2004)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Ian Chappell, Australian cricketer and sportscaster

Births77 years ago

1943 - Tim Schenken, Australian race car driver

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jan Brewer, American politician, 22nd Governor of Arizona

Births76 years ago

1944 - Keith O'Nions, English geologist and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Anne Robinson, English journalist and game show host

Births76 years ago

1945 - Louise Beaudoin, Canadian academic and politician

Births75 years ago

1945 – Gal Costa, Brazilian singer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bryan Ferry, English singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago

1946 - Andrea Dworkin, American activist and author (d. 2005)

Births74 years ago

1946 - John MacLachlan Gray, Canadian actor, playwright, and composer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Louise Simonson, American author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Claudette Werleigh, Haitian Prime Minister

Births74 years ago

1946 - Christine Todd Whitman, American politician, 50th Governor of New Jersey

Births74 years ago

1947 - Lynn Anderson, American singer and actress (d. 2015)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Philippe Lavil, French singer and actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Dick Roth, American swimmer

Births73 years ago

1948 - John Foxx, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player

Births72 years ago

1948 - Olivia Newton-John, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress

Births72 years ago

1949 - Clodoaldo, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births71 years ago

1949 - Wendy Saddington, Australian singer and journalist (d. 2013)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jane Smiley, American novelist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Minette Walters, English journalist and author

Births71 years ago

1950 - Andy Haden, New Zealand rugby player

Births70 years ago

1951 - Tommy Taylor, English footballer and manager

Births69 years ago

1951 - Stuart Tosh, Scottish singer-songwriter and drummer

Births69 years ago

1953 - Dolores Keane, Irish singer and actress

Births67 years ago

1953 - Douglas A. Melton, American biologist and academic

Births67 years ago

1953 - Paul Stephenson, English police officer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Craig Chaquico, American guitarist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Kevin Kennedy, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster

Births66 years ago

1954 - Cesar Rosas, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1956 - Steve Butler, American race car driver and engineer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Linda Hamilton, American actress

Births64 years ago

1957 - Bob Staake, American author and illustrator

Births63 years ago

1957 - Klaus Augenthaler, German footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - Michael Dweck, American photographer and director

Births63 years ago

1958 - Rudi Cerne, German figure skater and journalist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Darby Crash, American singer-songwriter (d. 1980)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Robert Kagan, Greek-American historian and author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Kenny Sansom, English footballer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Richard B. Weldon, Jr., American sailor and politician

Births62 years ago

1959 - Andrew Bolt, Australian journalist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Trevor Dodds, Namibian golfer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Rich Gedman, American baseball player and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (d. 2007)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Uwe Bein, German footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jouke de Vries, Dutch academic and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Doug Supernaw, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births60 years ago

1961 - Cindy Herron, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Marianne Mikko, Estonian journalist and politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Will Self, English novelist and journalist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Melissa Sue Anderson, American-Canadian actress

Births58 years ago

1962 - Peter Foster, Australian criminal

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mark Haddon, English author and poet

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chunky Pandey, Indian actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Steve Moneghetti, Australian runner

Births58 years ago

1962 - Al Pitrelli, American guitarist and songwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Tracey Thorn, English singer-songwriter and writer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jacky Wu, Taiwanese singer, actor, and television host

Births58 years ago

1963 - Lysette Anthony, English actress and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Joe Nemechek, American race car driver

Births57 years ago

1964 - Nicki French, English singer and actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dave Martinez, American baseball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - John Tempesta, American drummer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian businessman and politician, 5th President of Ukraine

Births55 years ago

1966 - Dean Butterworth, English-American drummer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Christos Dantis, Greek singer-songwriter and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Shane Dye, New Zealand jockey

Births54 years ago

1966 - Craig Heyward, American football player (d. 2006)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jillian Barberie, Canadian actress and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1967 - Bruno Akrapović, Bosnian footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Shannon Hoon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Craig Janney, American ice hockey player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Jim Caviezel, American actor

Births52 years ago

1969 - Andy Petterson, Australian footballer and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - David Slade, English director and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Holger Stanislawski, German footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Paul Warhurst, English footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Daryl Beattie, Australian motorcycle rider

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress and fashion designer

Births50 years ago

1970 - David Parland, Swedish guitarist (d. 2013)

Births50 years ago

1972 - Ras Kass, American rapper and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 – Beto O'Rourke, American politician

Births48 years ago

1972 - Shawn Stockman, American singer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Marty Casey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Julienne Davis, American actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Chris Small, Scottish snooker player and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper

Births47 years ago

1974 - Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat

Births46 years ago

1974 - Gary Hall, Jr., American swimmer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Martin Müürsepp, Estonian basketball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - Emma Härdelin, Swedish singer and violinist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jake Paltrow, American director and screenwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Chiara Schoras, German actress

Births45 years ago

1976 - Michael Ballack, German footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sami Vänskä, Finnish bass player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Kerem Özyeğen, Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Aka Plu, Japanese comedian and actor

Births43 years ago

1978 - Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, Kenyan runner

Births42 years ago

1979 - Jon Harley, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Simon Kirch, German sprinter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Naomichi Marufuji, Japanese wrestler

Births41 years ago

1979 - Fuifui Moimoi, Tongan-New Zealand rugby league player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Cameron Mooney, Australian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jaycie Phelps, American gymnast

Births41 years ago

1979 - Taavi Rõivas, Estonian politician, 16th Prime Minister of Estonia

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jacob Tierney, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births41 years ago

1980 - Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Brooks Orpik, American ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Henrik Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Yao Beina, Chinese singer (d. 2015)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Christina Milian, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Serena Williams, American tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kanako Urai, Japanese professional wrestler

Births39 years ago

1982 - Rob Burrow, English rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Simon Picone, Italian rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - John Scott, Canadian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Miguel Alfredo Portillo, Argentinian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jon Richardson, English comedian and radio host

Births38 years ago

1983 - D'Qwell Jackson, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Archimede Morleo, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Nev Schulman, American photographer, television host, and producer

Births36 years ago

1986Sean Doolittle, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Rosanna Munter, Swedish singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Vladimir Niculescu, Romanian professional football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Cyril Gautier, French road bicycle racer

Births33 years ago

1988 - James Blake, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater

Births32 years ago

1988 - Mark Simpson, English clarinet player and composer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Chinami Suzuki, Japanese model, television host, and actress

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jonny Bairstow, English and Yorkshire Wicketkeeper/Batsman

Births31 years ago

1991 - Dan Preston, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Alma Jodorowsky, French actress, fashion model and singer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Réka Demeter, Hungarian football defender

Births29 years ago

1992 - Yoo Ara, South Korean singer and actress

Births28 years ago

1993 - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, American basketball player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Lucas Gafarot, Spanish footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Jack Conger, American swimmer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Miloš Veljković, Serbian footballer

Births25 years ago

2000 - Princess Salma bint Abdullah, Jordanian princess

Births20 years ago

Deaths

800 - Berowulf, bishop of Würzburg

Deaths

862 - Musa ibn Musa ibn Qasi, Muslim military leader (b. c. 790)

Deaths

1241 - Fujiwara no Teika, Japanese poet

Deaths779 years ago

1290 - Margaret, Maid of Norway Queen of Scotland (b. 1283)

Deaths730 years ago

1313 - Gottfried von Hagenau, Alsatian theologian, medical doctor, and poet

Deaths707 years ago

1327 - Cecco d'Ascoli, Italian encyclopaedist, physician and poet (b. 1257)

Deaths693 years ago

1328 - Ibn Taymiya, Islamic scholar and philosopher of Harran (b. 1263)

Deaths692 years ago
Deaths675 years ago

1371 - Jovan Uglješa, Serbian despot

Deaths649 years ago
Deaths607 years ago

1417 - Francesco Zabarella, Italian cardinal (b. 1360)

Deaths603 years ago

1468 - Juan de Torquemada, Spanish cardinal and theologian (b. 1388)

Deaths552 years ago

1536 - Didier de Saint-Jaille, 46th Grandmaster of the Knights Hospitaller

Deaths484 years ago

1588 - Amias Paulet, Governor of Jersey (b. 1532)

Deaths432 years ago

1600 - Claude Le Jeune, French composer (b. 1530)

Deaths420 years ago

1620 - Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)

Deaths400 years ago
Deaths397 years ago

1626 - Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese daimyō (b. 1554)

Deaths394 years ago

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

Deaths304 years ago

1764 - Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish monk and scholar (b. 1676)

Deaths256 years ago

1800 - William Billings, American composer and educator (b. 1746)

Deaths220 years ago

1802 - Jurij Vega, Slovene mathematician and physicist (b. 1754)

Deaths218 years ago

1820 - Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (b. 1734)

Deaths200 years ago

1868 - August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)

Deaths152 years ago

1877 - Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)

Deaths143 years ago

1902 - Levi Strauss, German-American businessman, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (b. 1829)

Deaths118 years ago

1904 - Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-Japanese author and academic (b. 1850)

Deaths116 years ago

1904 - John Fitzwilliam Stairs, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1848)

Deaths116 years ago

1922 - Charles Wade, Australian politician, 17th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1863)

Deaths98 years ago

1935 - Andy Adams, American author (b. 1859)

Deaths85 years ago

1935 - Iván Persa, Slovene-Hungarian priest and author (b. 1861)

Deaths85 years ago

1937 - Bessie Smith, American singer and actress (b. 1894)

Deaths83 years ago

1943 - Henri Fertet, French Resistance fighter (b. 1926)

Deaths77 years ago

1945 - Béla Bartók, Hungarian pianist and composer (b. 1881)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - William Strunk, Jr., American author and educator (b. 1869)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Hugh Lofting, English-American author and poet (b. 1886)

Deaths73 years ago

1951 - Hans Cloos, German geologist and academic (b. 1885)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - George Santayana, Spanish philosopher, novelist, and poet (b. 1863)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Xu Beihong, Chinese painter and educator (b. 1895)

Deaths67 years ago

1954 - Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)

Deaths66 years ago

1957 - Arthur Powell Davies, American minister and author (b. 1902)

Deaths63 years ago

1959 - S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1899)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Leslie Morshead, Australian general (b. 1889)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Teodor Ussisoo, Estonian furniture designer and educator (b. 1878)

Deaths61 years ago

1965 - James Fitzmaurice, Irish soldier and pilot (b. 1898)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - Ben Shlomo Lipman-Heilprin, Polish-Israeli neurologist and physician (b. 1902)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Premier of Quebec (b. 1915)

Deaths52 years ago

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

Deaths52 years ago

1972 - Charles Correll, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1890)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Samuel Flagg Bemis, American historian and author (b. 1891)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Ralph Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1923)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Anna Magnani, Italian actress and singer (b. 1908)

Deaths47 years ago

1976 - Leopold Ružička, Croatian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Uday Shankar, Indian dancer and choreographer (b. 1900)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (b. 1910)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (b. 1902)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1948)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - John Facenda, American sportscaster (b. 1913)

Deaths36 years ago

1987 - Ramang, Indonesian footballer and manager (b. 1928)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Herbert Tichy, Austrian geologist, journalist, and mountaineer (b. 1912)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Branko Zebec, Yugoslav football player and coach (b. 1929)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Indian singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1920)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Hiram Abas, Turkish intelligence officer (b. 1932)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Alberto Moravia, Italian author and critic (b. 1907)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (b. 1919)

Deaths29 years ago

1995 - Kalju Pitksaar, Estonian chess player (b. 1931)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Nicu Ceaușescu, Romanian politician (b. 1951)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Baden Powell de Aquino, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1937)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Shawn Lane, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1963)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (b. 1949)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Marianna Komlos, Canadian bodybuilder, model, and wrestler (b. 1969)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Helen Cresswell, English author and screenwriter (b. 1934)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Byron Nelson, American golfer and coach (b. 1912)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Iva Toguri D'Aquino, American wartime propaganda broadcaster (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Bill Wirtz, American businessman (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Marc Moulin, Belgian keyboard player, producer, and journalist (b. 1942)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Paul Newman, American actor, director, producer, and businessman (b. 1925)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Terry Newton, English rugby player (b. 1978)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Gloria Stuart, American actress (b. 1910)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Bob Cassilly, American sculptor, founded the City Museum (b. 1949)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - M'el Dowd, American actress and singer (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sylvia Fedoruk, Canadian physicist and politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Eugene Genovese, American historian and author (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sam Steiger, American journalist and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Azizan Abdul Razak, Malaysian politician, 10th Menteri Besar of Kedah (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Seánie Duggan, Irish hurler (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mario Montez, Puerto Rican-American actor (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sos Sargsyan, Armenian actor and director (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Jim Boeke, American football player and coach (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sam Hall, American screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gerald Neugebauer, American astronomer and physicist (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Tamir Sapir, Georgian-American businessman (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Eudóxia Maria Froehlich, Brazilian zoologist (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Sidney Phillips, American soldier, physician, and author (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ana Seneviratne, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2019 - Jacques René Chirac, French politician & President of France (1954–1957) (b. 1932)

Deaths1 years ago

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