Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

French Community Holiday (French community of Belgium)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Turkmenistan), celebrates the independence of Turkmenistan from USSR in 1991.

Holidays and observances

Meskel (Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Church, following Julian calendar, September 28 on leap years)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

1066 - William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme river, beginning the Norman conquest of England.

Events954 years ago

1331 - The Battle of Płowce between the Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought.

Events689 years ago

1422 - After the brief Gollub War, the Teutonic Knights sign the Treaty of Melno with Poland and Lithuania

Events598 years ago

1529 - The Siege of Vienna begins when Suleiman I attacks the city.

Events491 years ago

1540 - The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) receives its charter from Pope Paul III.

Events480 years ago

1590 - Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.

Events430 years ago

1605 - The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.

Events415 years ago

1669 - The Venetians surrender the fortress of Candia to the Ottomans, thus ending the 21-year-long Siege of Candia.

Events351 years ago

1777 - American Revolution: Lancaster, Pennsylvania becomes the capital of the United States for one day after Congress evacuates Philadelphia.

Events243 years ago

1791 - The National Assembly votes to award full citizenship to Jews in France.

Events229 years ago

1822 - Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta Stone.

Events198 years ago

1825 - The world's first public railway to use steam locomotives, the Stockton and Darlington Railway, is ceremonially opened.

Events195 years ago

1854 - The steamship SS Arctic sinks with 300 people on board.

Events166 years ago

1875 - The merchant sailing ship Ellen Southard is wrecked in a storm at Liverpool.

Events145 years ago

1903 - The Wreck of the Old 97, an American rail disaster that became the subject of a popular ballad.

Events117 years ago

1908 - Production of the Model T automobile begins at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit.

Events112 years ago

1916 - Iyasu V is proclaimed deposed as ruler of Ethiopia in a palace coup in favor of his aunt Zewditu.

Events104 years ago

1922 - King Constantine I of Greece abdicates his throne in favor of his eldest son, George II.

Events98 years ago

1928 - The Republic of China is recognized by the United States.

Events92 years ago

1930 - Bobby Jones wins the (pre-Masters) Grand Slam of golf.

Events90 years ago

1938 - The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth is launched in Glasgow.

Events82 years ago

1940 - World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.

Events80 years ago

1941 - The Greek National Liberation Front is established with Georgios Siantos as acting leader.

Events79 years ago

1941 - The SS Patrick Henry is launched, becoming the first of more than 2,700 Liberty ships.

Events79 years ago

1942 - Last day of the Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marines barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces.

Events78 years ago

1944 - The Kassel Mission results in the largest loss by a USAAF group on any mission in World War II.

Events76 years ago

1949 - Zeng Liansong's design is chosen as the flag of the People's Republic of China.

Events71 years ago

1956 - USAF Captain Milburn G. Apt becomes the first person to exceed Mach 3. Shortly thereafter, the Bell X-2 goes out of control and Captain Apt is killed.

Events64 years ago

1959 - Typhoon Vera kills nearly 5,000 people in Japan.

Events61 years ago

1962 - The Yemen Arab Republic is established.

Events58 years ago

1962 - Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring is published, inspiring an environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Events58 years ago

1964 - The British TSR-2 aircraft XR219 makes its maiden flight.

Events56 years ago

1975 - The last use of capital punishment in Spain sparks worldwide protests.

Events45 years ago

1977 - Japan Airlines Flight 715 crashes on approach to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Malaysia, killing 34 of the 79 people on board.

Events43 years ago

1983 - Richard Stallman announces the GNU Project to develop a free Unix-like operating system.

Events37 years ago

1988 - The National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and others to fight dictatorship in Myanmar.

Events32 years ago

1993 - The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.

Events27 years ago

1996 - The Battle of Kabul ends in a Taliban victory, who establish the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Events24 years ago

1996 - Confusion on a tanker ship results in the Julie N. oil spill in Portland, Maine.

Events24 years ago

1998 - The Google internet search engine retroactively claims this date as its birthday.

Events22 years ago

2001 - In Switzerland, a gunman shoots 18 citizens, killing 14 and then himself.

Events19 years ago

2003 - The SMART-1 satellite is launched.

Events17 years ago

2007 - NASA launches the Dawn probe to the asteroid belt.

Events13 years ago

2008 - CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk.

Events12 years ago

2012 - In Minneapolis, a gunman shoots seven citizens, killing 5 and then himself.

Events8 years ago

2014 - The eruption of Mount Ontake in Japan occurs.

Events6 years ago

2019 - over 2 million people participated in worldwide strikes to protest climate change across 2400 locations.

Events1 years ago

Births

808 - Ninmyō, Japanese emperor (d. 850)

Births

823 - Ermentrude of Orléans, queen of the Franks (d. 869)

Births

1271 - Wenceslaus II of Bohemia, king of Bohemia and Poland (d. 1305)

Births749 years ago
Births745 years ago
Births720 years ago

1389 - Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1464)

Births631 years ago

1433 - Stanisław Kazimierczyk, Polish canon regular and saint (d. 1489)

Births587 years ago
Births578 years ago

1496 - Hieronymus Łaski, Polish diplomat (d. 1542)

Births524 years ago

1507 - Guillaume Rondelet, French physician (d. 1566)

Births513 years ago

1533 - Stefan Batory, King of Poland (d. 1586)

Births487 years ago

1544 - Takenaka Shigeharu, Japanese samurai (d. 1579)

Births476 years ago

1552 - Flaminio Scala, Italian playwright and stage actor (d. 1624)

Births468 years ago

1598 - Robert Blake, English admiral (d. 1657)

Births422 years ago
Births419 years ago

1627 - Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and theologian (d. 1704)

Births393 years ago

1643 - Solomon Stoddard, American pastor and librarian (d. 1729)

Births377 years ago
Births363 years ago

1677 - Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1754)

Births343 years ago

1696 - Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, Italian bishop and saint (d. 1787)

Births324 years ago

1719 - Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician and epigrammatist (d. 1800)

Births301 years ago

1722 - Samuel Adams, American philosopher and politician, 4th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1803)

Births298 years ago

1729 - Michael Denis, Austrian lepidopterist, author, and poet (d. 1800)

Births291 years ago

1739 - Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock, Irish politician (d. 1767)

Births281 years ago

1765 - Antoine Philippe de La Trémoille, French general (d. 1794)

Births255 years ago

1772 - Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson who had twelve children (d. 1836)

Births248 years ago

1783 - Agustín de Iturbide, Mexican royalist turned insurgent; first emperor of Mexico (d. 1824)

Births237 years ago

1803 - Samuel Francis Du Pont, American admiral (d. 1865)

Births217 years ago

1805 - George Müller, German-English evangelist and missionary, founded the Ashley Down Orphanage (d. 1898)

Births215 years ago

1818 - Hermann Kolbe, German chemist and academic (d. 1884)

Births202 years ago

1821 - Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Swiss philosopher, poet, and critic (d. 1881)

Births199 years ago

1824 - William "Bull" Nelson, American general (d. 1862)

Births196 years ago

1830 - William Babcock Hazen, American general (d. 1887)

Births190 years ago

1838 - Lawrence Sullivan Ross, American general and politician, 19th Governor of Texas (d. 1898)

Births182 years ago

1840 - Alfred Thayer Mahan, American captain and historian (d. 1914)

Births180 years ago

1840 - Thomas Nast, German-American cartoonist (d. 1902)

Births180 years ago

1842 - Alphonse François Renard, Belgian geologist and petrographer (d. 1903)

Births178 years ago

1843 - Gaston Tarry, French mathematician and academic (d. 1913)

Births177 years ago

1861 - Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, American poet and author (d. 1933)

Births159 years ago

1864 - Andrej Hlinka, Slovak priest and politician (d. 1938)

Births156 years ago

1866 - Eurosia Fabris, Italian saint (d. 1932)

Births154 years ago

1871 - Grazia Deledda, Italian novelist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

Births149 years ago

1879 - Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1934)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Frederick Schule, American hurdler and coach (d. 1962)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Cyril Scott, English poet and composer (d. 1970)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Dorothy Greenhough-Smith, English figure skater and tennis player (d. 1965)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (d. 1965)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Charles Benjamin Howard, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1964)

Births135 years ago

1892 - George Bambridge, English diplomat (d. 1943)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Lothar von Richthofen, German lieutenant and pilot (d. 1922)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Woolf Barnato, English race car driver and financier (d. 1948)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Gilbert Ashton, English cricketer (d. 1981)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Sam Ervin, American soldier and politician (d. 1985)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Vincent Youmans, American composer and producer (d. 1946)

Births122 years ago

1904 - Edvard Kocbek, Slovenian poet and politician (d. 1981)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Conrad Heidkamp, German footballer and manager (d. 1994)

Births115 years ago

1906 - William Empson, English poet and critic (d. 1984)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Jim Thompson, American author and screenwriter (d. 1977)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Sergei Varshavsky, Russian art collector and author (d. 1980)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Bernard Miles, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

1911 - Marcey Jacobson, American-Mexican photographer (d. 2009)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Albert Ellis, American psychologist and author (d. 2007)

Births107 years ago

1916 - S. Yizhar, Israeli academic and politician (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Louis Auchincloss, American novelist and essayist (d. 2010)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Carl Ballantine, American magician and actor (d. 2009)

Births103 years ago

1917 - William T. Orr, American actor and producer (d. 2002)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Benjamin Rubin, American microbiologist (d. 2010)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Martin Ryle, English astronomer and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Malcolm Shepherd, 2nd Baron Shepherd (d. 2001)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Jayne Meadows, American actress and author (d. 2015)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Charles H. Percy, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2011)

Births101 years ago

1919 - James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1986)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Miklós Jancsó, Hungarian director and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter and producer, co-founded Amicus Productions (d. 1991)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Bernard Waber, American author and illustrator (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Sammy Benskin, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1992)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Arthur Penn, American director and producer (d. 2010)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Ernest Becker, American-Canadian anthropologist, author, and academic (d. 1974)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Bud Powell, American pianist and composer (d. 1966)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Fred Singer, Austrian-American physicist and academic

Births96 years ago

1924 - Josef Škvorecký, Czech-Canadian author and publisher (d. 2012)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Robert Edwards, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - George Gladir, American author (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2006)

Births94 years ago
Births93 years ago

1927 - Red Rodney, American trumpet player (d. 1994)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Romano Scarpa, Italian author and illustrator (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Sada Thompson, American actress (d. 2011)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Margaret Rule, English archaeologist and historian (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Calvin Jones, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2004)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Bruno Junk, Estonian race walker (d. 1995)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Barbara Murray, English actress (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Paul Reichmann, Austrian-Canadian businessman, founded Olympia and York (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Freddy Quinn, Austrian singer, guitarist, and actor

Births89 years ago

1932 - Geoff Bent, English footballer (d. 1958)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Michael Colvin, English captain and politician (d. 2000)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Gabriel Loubier, Canadian politician

Births88 years ago

1932 - Oliver E. Williamson, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births88 years ago

1932 - Marcia Neugebauer, American geophysicist

Births88 years ago

1933 - Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist and neuroscientist (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Paul Goble, English-American author and illustrator (d. 2017)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Greg Morris, American actor (d. 1996)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Wilford Brimley, American actor

Births86 years ago

1934 - Claude Jarman, Jr., American actor and producer

Births86 years ago

1934 - Dick Schaap, American sportscaster and author (d. 2001)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Al MacNeil, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births85 years ago

1936 - Don Cornelius, American television host and producer (Soul Train) (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Gordon Honeycombe, English actor, playwright, and author (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Vasyl Durdynets, Ukrainian politician and diplomat, 8th Prime Minister of Ukraine

Births83 years ago

1938 - Jean-Loup Dabadie, French journalist, songwriter, and screenwriter

Births82 years ago

1939 - Nicholas Haslam, English interior designer and author

Births81 years ago

1939 - Carol Lynn Pearson, American author, poet, and playwright

Births81 years ago

1939 - Kathy Whitworth, American golfer

Births81 years ago

1940 - Josephine Barstow, English soprano and actress

Births80 years ago

1940 - Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist

Births80 years ago

1941 - Peter Bonetti, English footballer and coach

Births79 years ago

1941 - Serge Ménard, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births79 years ago

1941 - Don Nix, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Dith Pran, Cambodian photographer and journalist (d. 2008)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Alvin Stardust, English singer and actor (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago
Births77 years ago

1943 - Randy Bachman, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1944 - Ian Garnett, English admiral

Births76 years ago

1944 - Angélica María, American-born Mexican singer-songwriter and actress

Births76 years ago

1944 - Gary Sutherland, American baseball player and scout

Births76 years ago

1945 - Jack Goldstein, Canadian-American painter (d. 2003)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bob Spiers, Scottish-English director and producer (d. 2008)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Nicos Anastasiades, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 7th President of Cyprus

Births74 years ago

1946 - T. C. Cannon, American painter and sculptor (d. 1978)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Dick Advocaat, Dutch football manager and former player

Births73 years ago

1947 - Richard Court, Australian politician, 26th Premier of Western Australia

Births73 years ago

1947 - Barbara Dickson, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Denis Lawson, Scottish actor, director, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Meat Loaf, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births73 years ago

1948 - Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor, director, and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Les Chapman, English footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1948 - Duncan Fletcher, Rhodesian-Zimbabwean cricketer and coach

Births72 years ago

1949 - Graham Richardson, Australian journalist and politician, 39th Australian Minister for Health

Births71 years ago

1949 - Mike Schmidt, American baseball player and coach

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jahn Teigen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japanese-American actor and martial artist

Births70 years ago

1951 - Paul Craig, English author and academic

Births69 years ago

1951 - Geoff Gallop, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Western Australia

Births69 years ago

1951 - Michel Rivard, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jim Shooter, American author and illustrator

Births69 years ago

1951 - David Starobin, American guitarist, producer, and director

Births69 years ago

1951 - Steve Soper, English race car driver

Births69 years ago

1952 - Katie Fforde, English author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Dumitru Prunariu, Romanian pilot, engineer, and astronaut

Births68 years ago
Births67 years ago

1953 - Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian guru and saint

Births67 years ago

1953 - Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1953 - Greg Ham, Australian keyboard player, saxophonist and songwriter (d. 2012)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Ray Hadley, Australian radio host and sportscaster

Births66 years ago

1954 - Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Russian violinist and conductor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Larry Wall, American computer programmer and author

Births66 years ago

1956 - Steve Archibald, Scottish footballer and manager

Births64 years ago

1957 - Bill Athey, English cricketer, footballer, and coach

Births63 years ago

1957 - Peter Sellars, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1958 - Shaun Cassidy, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Irvine Welsh, Scottish author and playwright

Births62 years ago

1959 - Beth Heiden, American speed skater and cyclist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jean-Marc Barr, German-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1962 - Gavin Larsen, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Marc Maron, American comedian, actor, and radio host

Births57 years ago

1964 - Predrag Brzaković, Serbian footballer (d. 2012)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tracy Camp, American computer scientist and academic

Births56 years ago

1964 - Johnny du Plooy, South African boxer (d. 2013)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Stephan Jenkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Steve Kerr, American basketball player, coach and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - Bernard Lord, Canadian lawyer and politician, 30th Premier of New Brunswick

Births55 years ago

1965 - Peter MacKay, Canadian lawyer and politician, 50th Canadian Minister of Justice

Births55 years ago

1965 - Alexis Stewart, American radio and television host

Births55 years ago

1966 - Don Jamieson, American comedian and television host

Births54 years ago

1966 - Debbie Wasserman Schultz, American politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Stephanie Wilson, American engineer and astronaut

Births54 years ago

1966 - Lorenzo Cherubini, Italian singer-songwriter and rapper

Births54 years ago

1967 - Uche Okechukwu, Nigerian footballer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Mari Kiviniemi, Finnish politician, 41st Prime Minister of Finland

Births52 years ago

1970 - Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese chess player and author

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tamara Taylor, Canadian actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Horacio Sandoval, Mexican illustrator

Births49 years ago

1972 - Sylvia Crawley, American basketball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Clara Hughes, Canadian cyclist and speed skater

Births48 years ago

1972 - Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress, blogger, and businesswoman

Births48 years ago

1972 - Craig L. Rice, American politician

Births48 years ago

1973 - Vratislav Lokvenc, Czech footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Carrie Brownstein, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births46 years ago

1976 - Matt Harding, American video game designer and dancer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jason Phillips, American baseball player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Francesco Totti, Italian footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Andrus Värnik, Estonian javelin thrower

Births43 years ago

1978 - Brad Arnold, American rock singer-songwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jon Rauch, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mihaela Ursuleasa, Romanian pianist (d. 2012)

Births42 years ago

1979 - Jon Garland, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Zita Görög, Hungarian actress and model

Births41 years ago

1979 - Christian Jones, Australian race car driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Asashōryū Akinori, Mongolian sumo wrestler, the 68th Yokozuna

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ehron VonAllen, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Sophie Crumb, American author and illustrator

Births39 years ago

1981 - Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Lakshmipathy Balaji, Indian cricketer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jon McLaughlin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Markus Rosenberg, Swedish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Lil Wayne, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births38 years ago

1982 - Darrent Williams, American football player (d. 2007)

Births38 years ago

1983 - Jeon Hye-bin, South Korean actress and singer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Paul Bevan, Australian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Davide Capello, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - John Lannan, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (d. 2011)

Births36 years ago

1985 - Massimo Bertocchi, Canadian decathlete

Births35 years ago

1985 - Daniel Pudil, Czech footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ibrahim Touré, Ivorian footballer (d. 2014)

Births35 years ago

1986 - Vin Mazzaro, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Matt Shoemaker American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ricardo Risatti, Argentinian race car driver

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ádám Bogdán, Hungarian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Austin Carlile, American singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Vanessa James, French figure skater

Births33 years ago

1987 - Olga Puchkova, Russian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Lisa Ryzih, German pole vaulter

Births32 years ago

1989 - Park Tae-hwan, South Korean swimmer

Births31 years ago

1991 - Ousmane Barry, Guinean footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Simona Halep, Romanian tennis player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Anete Paulus, Estonian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Rio Uchida, Japanese model and actress

Births29 years ago

1992 - Lachlan Burr, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Luc Castaignos, Dutch footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Pak Kwang-ryong, North Korean footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Ryan O'Shaughnessy, Irish singer-songwriter and actor

Births28 years ago

1992 - Gabriel Vasconcelos Ferreira, Brazilian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Granit Xhaka, Swiss footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Lisandro Magallán, Argentinian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Monica Puig, Puerto Rican-American tennis player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Vinnie Sunseri, American football player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Dylan Walker, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1998 - Ioana Mincă, Romanian tennis player

Births22 years ago

2002 - Jenna Ortega, American actress

Births18 years ago

Deaths

765 - Pugu Huai'en, Chinese general during the Tang Dynasty

Deaths

936 - Gyeon Hwon, king of Hubaekje (b. 867)

Deaths

1111 - Vekenega, Croatian Benedictine abbess

Deaths909 years ago

1125 - Richeza of Berg, Duchess of Bohemia (b.c. 1095)

Deaths895 years ago

1194 - Renaud de Courtenay, Anglo-Norman nobleman (b. 1125)

Deaths826 years ago
Deaths771 years ago

1404 - William of Wykeham, English bishop (b. 1320)

Deaths616 years ago

1536 - Felice della Rovere, illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II (b. 1483)

Deaths484 years ago

1612 - Piotr Skarga, Polish Jesuit and polemicist (b. 1536)

Deaths408 years ago

1637 - Lorenzo Ruiz, Filipino saint (b. c.1600)

Deaths383 years ago

1657 - Olimpia Maidalchini, Roman noble (b. 1591)

Deaths363 years ago

1557 - Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)

Deaths463 years ago

1590 - Pope Urban VII (b. 1521)

Deaths430 years ago
Deaths369 years ago

1660 - Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (b. 1581)

Deaths360 years ago

1674 - Robert Arnauld d'Andilly, French writer (b. 1589)

Deaths346 years ago

1700 - Pope Innocent XII (b. 1615)

Deaths320 years ago

1719 - George Smalridge, English bishop (b. 1662)

Deaths301 years ago

1730 - Laurence Eusden, English poet and author (b. 1688)

Deaths290 years ago

1735 - Peter Artedi, Swedish ichthyologist and zoologist (b. 1705)

Deaths285 years ago

1742 - Hugh Boulter, Irish archbishop (b. 1672)

Deaths278 years ago

1783 - Étienne Bézout, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1730)

Deaths237 years ago

1832 - Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher and author (b. 1781)

Deaths188 years ago

1833 - Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Indian humanitarian and reformer (b. 1772)

Deaths187 years ago

1838 - Bernard Courtois, French chemist and pharmacist (b. 1777)

Deaths182 years ago

1876 - Braxton Bragg, American general (b. 1817)

Deaths144 years ago

1886 - Charles Gordon Greene, American journalist and politician (b. 1804)

Deaths134 years ago

1891 - Ivan Goncharov, Russian author and critic (b. 1812)

Deaths129 years ago

1898 - Thomas Joseph Byrnes, Australian politician, 12th Premier of Queensland (b. 1860)

Deaths122 years ago

1911 - Auguste Michel-Lévy, French geologist and academic (b. 1844)

Deaths109 years ago

1915 - Remy de Gourmont, French novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1858)

Deaths105 years ago

1917 - Edgar Degas, French painter and sculptor (b. 1834)

Deaths103 years ago

1919 - Adelina Patti, Italian-French opera singer (b. 1843)

Deaths101 years ago

1921 - Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer and educator (b. 1854)

Deaths99 years ago

1934 - Ellen Willmott, English horticulturalist (b. 1858)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - Alan Gray, English composer and organist (b. 1855)

Deaths85 years ago

1940 - Walter Benjamin, German philosopher and critic (b. 1892)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian physician and neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)

Deaths80 years ago

1942 - Douglas Albert Munro, United States Coast Guard signalman, posthumously awarded Medal of Honor, (b. 1919)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (b. 1890)

Deaths76 years ago

1956 - Gerald Finzi, English composer and educator (b. 1901)

Deaths64 years ago

1956 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American basketball player and golfer (b. 1911)

Deaths64 years ago

1960 - Sylvia Pankhurst, English activist (b. 1882)

Deaths60 years ago

1960 - Hilda Doolittle. American poet, novelist, and memoirist (b. 1886)

Deaths60 years ago

1965 - Clara Bow, American actress (b. 1905)

Deaths55 years ago

1965 - William Stanier, English engineer, co-designed the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (b. 1876)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Felix Yusupov, Russian husband of Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1887)

Deaths53 years ago

1972 - S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician, librarian, and academic (b. 1892)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Silvio Frondizi, Argentinian lawyer and academic (b. 1907)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Jack Lang, Australian lawyer and politician, 23rd Premier of New South Wales (b. 1876)

Deaths45 years ago

1979 - Gracie Fields, English actress and singer (b. 1898)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1953)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Robert Montgomery, American actor, singer, director, and producer (b. 1904)

Deaths39 years ago

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

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Chronis Exarhakos, Greek actor (b. 1932)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Lloyd Nolan, American actor (b. 1902)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Cliff Burton, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1962)

Deaths34 years ago

1991 - Joe Hulme, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1904)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Zhang Leping, Chinese comic artist (b. 1910)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Jimmy Doolittle, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1896)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Fraser MacPherson, Canadian saxophonist and educator (b. 1928)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Mohammad Najibullah, Afghan physician and politician, 7th President of Afghanistan (b. 1947)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Walter Trampler, American viola player and educator (b. 1915)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Doak Walker, American football player (b. 1927)

Deaths22 years ago

2003 - Jean Lucas, French race car driver (b. 1927)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Donald O'Connor, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1925)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1929)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (b. 1929)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Mary Lee Settle, American novelist, essayist, and memoirist (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Helmut Kallmeyer, German chemist and soldier (b. 1910)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Dale Houston, American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Kenji Nagai, Japanese photographer and journalist (b. 1957)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Henri Pachard, American director and producer (b. 1939)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Ivan Dykhovichny, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Charles Houston, American physician and mountaineer (b. 1913)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - William Safire, American author and journalist (b. 1929)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - George Blanda, American football player (b. 1927)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Balaji Sadasivan, Singaporean neurosurgeon and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Singapore (b. 1955)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Trevor Taylor, English race car driver (b. 1936)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - David Croft, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Imre Makovecz, Hungarian architect (b. 1935)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Johnny "Country" Mathis, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Eddie Bert, American trombonist (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Herbert Lom, Czech-English actor (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Silber, American academic and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sanjay Surkar, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1959)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Frank Wilson, American songwriter and producer (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Gates Brown, American baseball player and coach (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Oscar Castro-Neves, Brazilian-American guitarist, composer, and conductor (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Elvin R. Heiberg III, American general and engineer (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tuncel Kurtiz, Turkish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - A. C. Lyles, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Albert Naughton, English rugby player (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Gaby Aghion, French fashion designer, founded Chloé (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Eugie Foster, American journalist and author (b. 1971)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Taylor Hardwick, American architect and educator, designed Haydon Burns Library and Friendship Fountain Park (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wally Hergesheimer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Abdelmajid Lakhal, Tunisian actor and director (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - James Traficant, American lawyer and politician (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Syed Ahmed, Indian author and politician, 16th Governor of Manipur (b. 1945)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Wilton Felder, American saxophonist and bass player (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Pietro Ingrao, Italian journalist and politician (b. 1915)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Denise Lor, American singer and actress (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Kallen Pokkudan, Indian activist and author (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Frank Tyson, English-Australian cricketer, coach, and journalist (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - David Hahn, American Boy Scout famous for attempting to build a nuclear reactor in a shed in his backyard (b. 1976)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Hugh Hefner, American publisher, founder of Playboy Enterprises (b. 1926)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Kavita Mahajan, Indian author and translator (b.1967)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Michael Payton, American football quarterback (b.1970)

Deaths2 years ago

2018 - Manoharsinhji Pradyumansinhji, Indian nobleman and politician

Deaths2 years ago

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