Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Teachers' Day (Taiwan and Chinese-Filipino schools in the Philippines), ceremonies dedicated to Confucius are also observed.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

48 BC - Pompey is assassinated by order of King Ptolemy upon arriving in Egypt.

Events

235 - Pope Pontian resigns. He is exiled to the mines of Sardinia, along with Hippolytus of Rome.

Events

351 - Constantius II defeats the usurper Magnentius.

Events

365 - Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself emperor.

Events

935 - Duke Wenceslaus I of Bohemia is murdered by a group of nobles led by his brother Boleslaus I, who succeeds him.

Events

995 - Boleslaus II, Duke of Bohemia, kills most members of the rival Slavník dynasty.

Events

1066 - William the Conqueror lands in England, beginning the Norman conquest.

Events954 years ago

1106 - King Henry I of England defeats his brother, Robert Curthose.

Events914 years ago

1238 - King James I of Aragon conquers Valencia from the Moors. Shortly thereafter, he proclaims himself king of Valencia.

Events782 years ago

1322 - Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, defeats Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Mühldorf.

Events698 years ago

1538 - Ottoman–Venetian War: The Ottoman Navy scores a decisive victory over a Holy League fleet in the Battle of Preveza.

Events482 years ago

1542 - Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, California.

Events478 years ago

1779 - American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.

Events241 years ago

1781 - American Revolution: American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown.

Events239 years ago

1787 - The Congress of the Confederation votes to send the newly-written United States Constitution to the state legislatures for approval.

Events233 years ago

1821 - The Declaration of Independence of the Mexican Empire is drafted. It will be made public on 13 October.

Events199 years ago

1844 - Oscar I of Sweden–Norway is crowned king of Sweden.

Events176 years ago

1867 - Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario, having also been the capital of Ontario's predecessors since 1796.

Events153 years ago

1868 - The Battle of Alcolea causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France.

Events152 years ago

1871 - The Brazilian Parliament passes a law that frees all children thereafter born to slaves, and all government-owned slaves.

Events149 years ago
Events131 years ago

1892 - The first night game for American football takes place in a contest between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal.

Events128 years ago

1893 - Foundation of the Portuguese football club FC Porto.

Events127 years ago

1901 - Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas kill more than forty American soldiers while losing 28 of their own.

Events119 years ago

1912 - The Ulster Covenant is signed by some 500,000 Ulster Protestant Unionists in opposition to the Third Irish Home Rule Bill.

Events108 years ago

1912 - Corporal Frank S. Scott of the United States Army becomes the first enlisted man to die in an airplane crash.

Events108 years ago
Events102 years ago

1919 - Race riots begin in Omaha, Nebraska.

Events101 years ago

1924 - The first aerial circumnavigation is completed by a team from the US Army.

Events96 years ago

1928 - Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.

Events92 years ago

1939 - World War II: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland.

Events81 years ago

1939 - World War II: The siege of Warsaw comes to an end.

Events81 years ago

1941 - World War II: The Drama uprising against the Bulgarian occupation in northern Greece begins.

Events79 years ago

1941 - Ted Williams achieves a .406 batting average for the season, and becomes the last major league baseball player to bat .400 or better.

Events79 years ago

1944 - World War II: Soviet Army troops liberate Klooga concentration camp in Estonia.

Events76 years ago

1951 - CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.

Events69 years ago

1961 - A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.

Events59 years ago

1970 - Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser dies of a heart attack in Cairo.

Events50 years ago

1971 - The Parliament of the UK passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, banning the medicinal use of cannabis.

Events49 years ago

1973 - The ITT Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT's alleged involvement in the coup d'état in Chile.

Events47 years ago

1975 - The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London.

Events45 years ago

1986 - The Democratic Progressive Party becomes the first opposition party in Taiwan.

Events34 years ago

1991 - The Strategic Air Command stands down from alert all ICBMs scheduled for deactivation under START I, as well as its strategic bomber force.

Events29 years ago

1992 - A Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes into a hill in Nepal, killing all 167 passengers and crew.

Events28 years ago

1994 - The cruise ferry MS Estonia sinks in the Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.

Events26 years ago

1995 - Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of the Comoros in a coup.

Events25 years ago

1995 - Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Events25 years ago
Events20 years ago

2008 - Falcon 1 becomes the first privately developed liquid-fuel ground-launched vehicle to put a payload into orbit.

Events12 years ago

2009 - The military junta leading Guinea attacks a protest rally, killing or wounding 1400 people.

Events11 years ago

2012 - Somali and African Union forces launch a coordinated assault on the Somali port of Kismayo to take back the city from al-Shabaab militants.

Events8 years ago

2014 - The 2014 Hong Kong protests begin in response to restrictive political reforms imposed by the NPC in Beijing.

Events6 years ago

2016 - The 2016 South Australian blackout occurs, lasting up to three days in some areas.

Events4 years ago

2018 - The 7.5 Mw 2018 Sulawesi earthquake, which triggered a large tsunami, leaves 4,340 dead and 10,679 injured.

Events2 years ago

Births

551 BC - Confucius, Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. (d. 479 BC)

Births

616 - Javanshir, King of Caucasian Albania (d. 680)

Births

1494 - Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1545)

Births526 years ago

1555 - Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Marshal of France (d. 1623)

Births465 years ago

1573 - Théodore de Mayerne, Swiss physician (d. 1654)

Births447 years ago

1605 - Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1694)

Births415 years ago

1681 - Johann Mattheson, German composer, lexicographer, and diplomat (d. 1764)

Births339 years ago
Births315 years ago

1705 - Johann Peter Kellner, German organist and composer (d. 1772)

Births315 years ago
Births285 years ago

1746 - William Jones, English-Welsh philologist and scholar (d. 1794)

Births274 years ago

1803 - Prosper Mérimée, French archaeologist, historian, and author (d. 1870)

Births217 years ago

1809 - Alvan Wentworth Chapman, American physician and botanist (d. 1899)

Births211 years ago

1819 - Narcís Monturiol, Spanish engineer and publisher (d. 1885)

Births201 years ago

1821 - Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American minister and politician (d. 1874)

Births199 years ago

1823 - Alexandre Cabanel, French painter and educator (d. 1889)

Births197 years ago

1824 - Francis Turner Palgrave, English poet and critic (d. 1897)

Births196 years ago

1836 - Thomas Crapper, English plumber, invented the ballcock (d. 1910)

Births184 years ago

1841 - Georges Clemenceau, French journalist, physician, and politician, 85th Prime Minister of France (d. 1929)

Births179 years ago

1844 - Robert Stout, Scottish-New Zealand lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)

Births176 years ago

1852 - Henri Moissan, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)

Births168 years ago

1852 - Isis Pogson, British astronomer and meteorologist (d. 1945)

Births168 years ago

1856 - Kate Douglas Wiggin, American author and educator (d. 1923)

Births164 years ago

1860 - Paul Ulrich Villard, French chemist and physicist (d. 1934)

Births160 years ago

1861 - Amélie of Orléans, queen consort of Portugal (d. 1951)

Births159 years ago

1867 - Hiranuma Kiichirō, Japanese lawyer and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)

Births153 years ago

1867 - James Edwin Campbell, American poet, editor, short story writer and educator (d. 1896)

Births153 years ago

1877 - Albert Young, American boxer and promoter (d. 1940)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Joseph Ruddy, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1962)

Births142 years ago

1870 - Florent Schmitt, French composer and critic (d. 1958)

Births150 years ago

1881 - Pedro de Cordoba, American actor (d. 1950)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Mart Saar, Estonian organist and composer (d. 1963)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Emil Väre, Finnish wrestler, coach, and referee (d. 1974)

Births135 years ago
Births133 years ago

1889 - Jack Fournier, American baseball player and coach (d. 1973)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Florence Violet McKenzie, Australian electrical engineer (d. 1982)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Elmer Rice, American playwright (d. 1967)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Hilda Geiringer, Austrian mathematician (d. 1973)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Giannis Skarimpas, Greek author, poet, and playwright (d. 1984)

Births127 years ago

1898 - Carl Clauberg, German Nazi physician (d. 1957)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Isabel Pell, American socialite, fought as part of the French Resistance during WWII (d. 1951)

Births120 years ago

1901 - William S. Paley, American broadcaster, founded CBS (d. 1990)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Ed Sullivan, American television host (d. 1974)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Haywood S. Hansell, American general (d. 1988)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Max Schmeling, German boxer (d. 2005)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Heikki Savolainen, Finnish gymnast and physician (d. 1997)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Al Capp, American author and illustrator (d. 1979)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Diosdado Macapagal, Filipino lawyer and politician, 9th President of the Philippines (d. 1997)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Wenceslao Vinzons, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1942)

Births110 years ago

1913 - Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss illustrator (d. 2007)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Alice Marble, American tennis player (d. 1990)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-American refugee and singer (d. 2014)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Ethel Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Peter Finch, English-Australian actor (d. 1977)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Olga Lepeshinskaya, Ukrainian-Russian ballerina and educator (d. 2008)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Ángel Labruna, Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1983)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Arnold Stang, American actor (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Doris Singleton, American actress (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1922 - Larry Munson, American sportscaster (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Tuli Kupferberg, American singer, poet, and writer (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1923 - John Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch, Scottish captain and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Selkirkshire (d. 2007)

Births97 years ago

1923 - William Windom, American actor (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Rudolf Barshai, Russian-Swiss viola player and conductor (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Marcello Mastroianni, Italian-French actor and singer (d. 1996)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Seymour Cray, American computer scientist, founded the CRAY Computer Company (d. 1996)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Cromwell Everson, South African composer (d. 1991)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Martin David Kruskal, American physicist and mathematician (d. 2006)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jerry Clower, American soldier, comedian, and author (d. 1998)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Koko Taylor, American singer (d. 2009)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer and composer

Births91 years ago

1930 - Tommy Collins, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 2000)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Immanuel Wallerstein, American sociologist, author, and academic (d. 2019)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Jeremy Isaacs, Scottish screenwriter and producer

Births88 years ago

1932 - Víctor Jara, Chilean singer-songwriter, poet, and director (d. 1973)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Joe Benton, English soldier and politician

Births87 years ago

1933 - Miguel Ortiz Berrocal, Spanish sculptor and educator (d. 2006)

Births87 years ago

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

Births87 years ago

1934 - Brigitte Bardot, French actress

Births86 years ago

1935 - Bruce Crampton, Australian golfer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Ronald Lacey, English actor (d. 1991)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Emmett Chapman, American guitarist, invented the Chapman Stick

Births84 years ago

1936 - Eddie Lumsden, Australian rugby league player (d. 2019)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Robert Wolders, Dutch television actor (d. 2018)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Alice Mahon, English trade union leader and politician

Births83 years ago

1937 - Glenn Sutton, American country music songwriter and record producer (d. 2007)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Ben E. King, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Stuart Kauffman, American biologist and academic

Births81 years ago

1941 - David Lewis, American philosopher and academic (d. 2001)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Edmund Stoiber, German lawyer and politician, Minister President of Bavaria

Births79 years ago

1942 - Pierre Clémenti, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Edward "Little Buster" Forehand, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Warren Lieberfarb, American businessman

Births77 years ago

1943 - George W. S. Trow, American novelist, playwright, and critic (d. 2006)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Nick St. Nicholas, German-Canadian bass player

Births77 years ago

1944 - Richie Karl, American golfer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Marcia Muller, American journalist and author

Births76 years ago

1945 - Marielle Goitschel, French skier

Births75 years ago

1945 - Manolis Rasoulis, Greek singer-songwriter and journalist (d. 2011)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Fusako Shigenobu, Japanese activist, founded the Japanese Red Army

Births75 years ago

1946 - Tom Bower, English journalist and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Majid Khan, Indian-Pakistani cricketer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Bob Carr, Australian journalist and politician, 37th Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births73 years ago

1947 - Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician, 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jon Snow, English journalist and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Rhonda Hughes, American mathematician and academic

Births73 years ago

1949 - Jim Henshaw, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Paul Burgess, English drummer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Christina Hoff Sommers, American author and philosopher

Births70 years ago

1950 - John Sayles, American novelist, director, and screenwriter

Births70 years ago

1951 - Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2015)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Christopher Buckley, American satirical novelist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Efthimis Kioumourtzoglou, Greek basketball player and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Sylvia Kristel, Dutch model and actress (d. 2012)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Andy Ward, English drummer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Otmar Hasler, Liechtensteiner educator and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein

Births67 years ago

1954 - Steve Largent, American football player and politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - George Lynch, American guitarist and songwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - John Scott, English rugby player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Margot Wallström, Swedish politician and diplomat, 42nd Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs

Births66 years ago

1955 - Stéphane Dion, Canadian sociologist and politician, 15th Canadian Minister of the Environment

Births65 years ago
Births65 years ago

1955 - Kenny Kirkland, American pianist (d. 1998)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Martha Isabel Fandiño Pinilla, Colombian-Italian mathematician and author

Births64 years ago

1957 - Bill Cassidy, American politician and physician

Births63 years ago

1959 - Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver

Births61 years ago

1959 - Laura Bruce, American artist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Gary Ayres, Australian footballer and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Tom Byrum, American golfer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Frank Hammerschlag, German footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Gus Logie, Trinidadian cricketer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kamlesh Patel, Baron Patel of Bradford, English politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jennifer Rush, American singer-songwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Socrates Villegas, Filipino archbishop

Births60 years ago

1961 - Helen Grant, English lawyer and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics

Births59 years ago

1961 - Gregory Jbara, American actor and singer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Quentin Kawānanakoa, American lawyer and politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Anne White, American tennis player

Births59 years ago

1962 - Grant Fuhr, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Laurie Rinker, American golfer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Dietmar Schacht, German footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chuck Taylor, American journalist

Births58 years ago

1963 - Steve Blackman, American wrestler and martial artist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Érik Comas, French race car driver

Births57 years ago

1963 - Greg Weisman, American voice actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1964 - Claudio Borghi, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Gregor Fisken, Scottish race car driver

Births56 years ago

1964 - Janeane Garofalo, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Paul Jewell, English footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mārtiņš Roze, Latvian lawyer and politician (d. 2012)

Births56 years ago

1966 - Scott Adams, American football player (d. 2013)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Maria Canals-Barrera, Cuban-American actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Puri Jagannadh, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Mira Sorvino, American actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Moon Zappa, American actress and author

Births53 years ago

1968 - Francois Botha, South African boxer and mixed martial artist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Mika Häkkinen, Finnish race car driver

Births52 years ago

1968 - Trish Keenan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sean Levert, American R&B singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2008)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Rob Moroso, American race car driver (d. 1990)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Naomi Watts, English-Australian actress and producer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Kerri Chandler, electronic music producer and DJ

Births51 years ago

1969 - Marcel Dost, Dutch decathlete

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ben Greenman, American journalist and author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Piper Kerman, American author and memoirist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Éric Lapointe, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Sascha Maassen, German race car driver

Births51 years ago

1969 - Angus Robertson, Scottish politician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Nico Vaesen, Belgian footballer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japanese tennis player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mike DeJean, American baseball player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Gualter Salles, Brazilian race car driver

Births50 years ago

1971 - Joseph Arthur, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1971 - George Eustice, English lawyer and politician

Births49 years ago

1971 - Braam van Straaten, South African rugby player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Alan Wright, English footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Dita Von Teese, American model and dancer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Brian Rafalski, American ice hockey player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Marco Di Loreto, Italian footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Shane Webcke, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - Stuart Clark, Australian cricketer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Isamu Jordan, American journalist and academic (d. 2013)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Lenny Krayzelburg, Russian-American swimmer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist and politician

Births44 years ago

1977 - Ireneusz Marcinkowski, Polish footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Pak Se-ri, South Korean golfer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Young Jeezy, American rapper

Births43 years ago

1978 - Ben Edmondson, Australian cricketer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Bam Margera, American skateboarder, actor, and stuntman

Births41 years ago

1979 - Taki Tsan, American-Greek rapper and producer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Marlon Parmer, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Greg Anderson, American pianist and composer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Willy Caballero, Argentine footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - José Calderón, Spanish basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Iracema Trevisan, Brazilian bass player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Aleksandr Anyukov, Russian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Abhinav Bindra, Indian target shooter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ray Emery, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2018)

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ranbir Kapoor, Indian actor and director

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nolwenn Leroy, French singer-songwriter and actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Emeka Okafor, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dustin Penner, Canadian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Aivar Rehemaa, Estonian skier

Births38 years ago

1982 - Anderson Varejão, Brazilian basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - St. Vincent, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births38 years ago

1983 - Stefan Moore, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - John Schwalger, New Zealand rugby player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Jenny Omnichord, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Luke Pomersbach, Australian cricketer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Naim Terbunja, Kosovan-Swedish boxer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Melody Thornton, American singer-songwriter and dancer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mathieu Valbuena, French footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Shindong, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Alina Ibragimova, Russian-English violinist

Births35 years ago

1986 - Andrés Guardado, Mexican footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Meskerem Legesse, Ethiopian runner (d. 2013)

Births34 years ago

1986 - Dominic Waters, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Pierre Becken, German footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Gary Deegan, Irish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Hilary Duff, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Chloë Hanslip, English violinist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Viktoria Leks, Estonian high jumper

Births33 years ago

1988 - Marin Čilić, Croatian tennis player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Esmée Denters, Dutch singer-songwriter

Births32 years ago

1988 - Aleks Vrteski, Australian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Worakls, French DJ and electronic musician

Births32 years ago

1989 - Çağla Büyükakçay, Turkish tennis player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Darius Johnson-Odom, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Mark Randall, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Phoenix Battye, Australian rugby player

Births30 years ago

1992 - Khem Birch, Canadian professional basketball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Adam Thompson, English-Northern Irish footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kōko Tsurumi, Japanese gymnast

Births28 years ago

1993 - Jodie Williams, English sprinter

Births27 years ago

1995 - Jason Williams, English footballer

Births25 years ago

Deaths

48 BC - Pompey, Roman general and politician (b. 106 BC)

Deaths

782 - Leoba, Anglo-Saxon nun

Deaths

935 - Wenceslaus I, duke of Bohemia

Deaths

980 - Minamoto no Hiromasa, Japanese nobleman (b. 918)

Deaths

1197 - Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1165)

Deaths823 years ago

1213 - Gertrude of Merania, queen consort of Hungaria (b. 1185)

Deaths807 years ago

1330 - Elizabeth of Bohemia, queen consort of Bohemia (b. 1292)

Deaths690 years ago

1429 - Cymburgis of Masovia, duchess consort of Austria (b. 1394)

Deaths591 years ago

1582 - George Buchanan, Scottish historian and scholar (b. 1506)

Deaths438 years ago

1596 - Margaret Clifford, countess of Derby (b. 1540)

Deaths424 years ago

1618 - Josuah Sylvester, English poet and translator (b. 1563)

Deaths402 years ago

1687 - Francis Turretin, Swiss-Italian theologian and academic (b. 1623)

Deaths333 years ago

1694 - Gabriel Mouton, French mathematician and theologian (b. 1618)

Deaths326 years ago

1702 - Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland, French-English lawyer and politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1640)

Deaths318 years ago

1742 - Jean Baptiste Massillon, French bishop (b. 1663)

Deaths278 years ago

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

Deaths191 years ago

1844 - Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and politician (b. 1769)

Deaths176 years ago

1859 - Carl Ritter, German geographer and academic (b. 1779)

Deaths161 years ago

1873 - Émile Gaboriau, French journalist and author (b. 1832)

Deaths147 years ago

1891 - Herman Melville, American author and poet (b. 1819)

Deaths129 years ago

1895 - Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist (b. 1822)

Deaths125 years ago

1899 - Giovanni Segantini, Austrian painter (b. 1858)

Deaths121 years ago

1914 - Richard Warren Sears, American businessman, co-founded Sears (b. 1863)

Deaths106 years ago

1915 - Saitō Hajime, Japanese samurai (b. 1844)

Deaths105 years ago

1918 - Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)

Deaths102 years ago

1918 - Freddie Stowers, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1896)

Deaths102 years ago

1925 - Paul Vermoyal, French actor (b. 1888)

Deaths95 years ago

1935 - William Kennedy Dickson, French-Scottish actor, director, and producer, invented the Kinetoscope (b. 1860)

Deaths85 years ago

1938 - Charles Duryea, American engineer and businessman, founded the Duryea Motor Wagon Company (b. 1861)

Deaths82 years ago

1943 - Sam Ruben, American chemist and academic (b. 1913)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Filippo Illuminato, Italian partisan, Gold Medal of Military Valour (b. 1930)

Deaths77 years ago
Deaths71 years ago

1953 - Edwin Hubble, American astronomer and scholar (b. 1889)

Deaths67 years ago

1956 - William Boeing, American businessman, founded the Boeing Company (b. 1881)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan violinist and composer (b. 1888)

Deaths63 years ago

1959 - Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)

Deaths61 years ago

1962 - Roger Nimier, French soldier and author (b. 1925)

Deaths58 years ago

1964 - Harpo Marx, American comedian, actor, and singer (b. 1888)

Deaths56 years ago

1966 - André Breton, French author and poet (b. 1896)

Deaths54 years ago

1970 - John Dos Passos, American novelist, poet, essayist, and playwright (b. 1896)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Egypt (b. 1918)

Deaths50 years ago

1978 - Pope John Paul I (b. 1912)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist and engineer (b. 1921)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Rómulo Betancourt, Venezuelan journalist and politician, President of Venezuela (b. 1908)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Mabel Albertson, American actress (b. 1901)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Cihad Baban, Turkish journalist, author, and politician (b. 1911)

Deaths36 years ago

1989 - Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Philippines (b. 1917)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Larry O'Brien, American businessman and politician, 57th United States Postmaster General (b. 1917)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Miles Davis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1926)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Peter De Vries, American editor and novelist (b. 1910)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Alexander A. Drabik, American sergeant (b. 1910)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Urmas Alender, Estonian singer (b. 1953)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - José Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of Guerrero (b. 1946)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Harry Saltzman, Canadian production manager and producer (b. 1915)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - K. A. Thangavelu, Indian film actor and comedian (b. 1917)

Deaths26 years ago

1999 - Escott Reid, Canadian academic and diplomat (b. 1905)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Pierre Trudeau, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1919)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Patsy Mink, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Hartland Molson, Canadian captain and politician (b. 1907)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Althea Gibson, American tennis player and golfer (b. 1927)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Elia Kazan, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - George Odlum, Saint Lucian politician and diplomat (b. 1934)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (b. 1924)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Constance Baker Motley, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - René Desmaison, French mountaineer (b. 1930)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Wally Parks, American businessman, founded the National Hot Rod Association (b. 1913)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Guillermo Endara, Panamanian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Panama (b. 1936)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor and director (b. 1956)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Kurt Albert, German mountaineer and photographer (b. 1954)

Deaths10 years ago

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

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Dolores Wilson, American soprano and actress (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Avraham Adan, Israeli general (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Chris Economaki, American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Brajesh Mishra, Indian politician and diplomat, 1st Indian National Security Advisor (b. 1928)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - James Emanuel, American-French poet and scholar (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jonathan Fellows-Smith, South African cricketer and rugby player (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - George Amon Webster, American singer and pianist (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

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

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Joseph H. Alexander, American colonel and historian (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sheila Faith, English dentist and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Tim Rawlings, English footballer and manager (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Petr Skoumal, Czech pianist and composer (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Alexander Faris, Irish composer and conductor (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Walter Dale Miller, American rancher and politician, 29th Governor of South Dakota (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ignacio Zoco, Spanish footballer (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Agnes Nixon, American television writer and director (b. 1922)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Gary Glasberg, American television writer and producer (b. 1966)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Shimon Peres, Polish-Israeli statesman and politician, 9th President of Israel (b. 1923)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Gloria Naylor, American novelist (b. 1950)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Daniel Pe'er, Israeli television host and newsreader (b. 1943)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Predrag Ejdus, Serbian actor (b. 1947)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - José José, 71, Mexican singer (El Principe de la Canción or The Prince of Song), pancreas cancer (b. 1948)

Deaths1 years ago

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