Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

61 BC - Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.

Events

1011 - Danes capture Canterbury after a siege, taking Ælfheah, archbishop of Canterbury, as a prisoner.

Events1009 years ago

1227 - Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for his failure to participate in the Crusades.

Events793 years ago

1267 - The Treaty of Montgomery recognises Llywelyn ap Gruffudd as Prince of Wales, but only as a vassal of King Henry III.

Events753 years ago

1364 - English forces defeat the French in Brittany, ending the War of the Breton Succession.

Events656 years ago

1578 - Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras, is claimed by the Spaniards.

Events442 years ago

1717 - An earthquake strikes Antigua Guatemala, destroying much of the city's architecture.

Events303 years ago

1789 - The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.

Events231 years ago

1789 - The 1st United States Congress adjourns.

Events231 years ago

1829 - The Metropolitan Police of London, later also known as the Met, is founded.

Events191 years ago

1848 - The Battle of Pákozd is a stalemate between Hungarian and Croatian forces, and is the first battle of the Hungarian Revolution.

Events172 years ago

1850 - The papal bull Universalis Ecclesiae restores the Roman Catholic hierarchy in England and Wales.

Events170 years ago

1855 - The Philippine port of Iloilo is opened to world trade by the Spanish administration.

Events165 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of Chaffin's Farm is fought.

Events156 years ago

1864 - The Treaty of Lisbon defines the boundaries between Spain and Portugal and abolishes the Couto Misto microstate.

Events156 years ago

1885 - The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.

Events135 years ago

1907 - The cornerstone is laid at the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (better known as Washington National Cathedral) in Washington, D.C.

Events113 years ago

1911 - Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

Events109 years ago

1918 - World War I: Bulgaria signs the Armistice of Salonica.

Events102 years ago

1918 - The Hindenburg Line is broken by an Allied attack.

Events102 years ago

1918 - Germany's Supreme Army Command tells the Kaiser and the Chancellor to open negotiations for an armistice.

Events102 years ago
Events97 years ago

1923 - The French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon takes effect.

Events97 years ago
Events97 years ago

1932 - Chaco War: Last day of the Battle of Boquerón between Paraguay and Bolivia.

Events88 years ago

1940 - Two Avro Ansons collide in mid-air over New South Wales, Australia, remain locked together, then land safely.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: German forces, with the aid of local Ukrainian collaborators, begin the two-day Babi Yar massacre.

Events79 years ago

1949 - The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People's Republic of China.

Events71 years ago

1954 - The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed.

Events66 years ago

1957 - The Kyshtym disaster is the third-worst nuclear accident ever recorded.

Events63 years ago

1971 - Oman joins the Arab League.

Events49 years ago

1972 - China–Japan relations: Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China after breaking official ties with the Republic of China.

Events48 years ago

1975 - WGPR becomes the first black-owned-and-operated television station in the US.

Events45 years ago

1979 - The dictator Francisco Macias of Equatorial Guinea is shot by soldiers from Western Sahara.

Events41 years ago

1988 - NASA launches STS-26, the first mission since the Challenger disaster.

Events32 years ago

1990 - Construction of the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (better known as Washington National Cathedral) is completed in Washington, D.C.

Events30 years ago

1990 - The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.

Events30 years ago
Events29 years ago

1992 - Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello is impeached.

Events28 years ago

2004 - The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.

Events16 years ago

2004 - Burt Rutan's Ansari SpaceShipOne performs a successful spaceflight, the first of two required to win the Ansari X Prize.

Events16 years ago

2006 - A Boeing 737 and an Embraer 600 collide in mid-air, killing 154 people and triggering a Brazilian aviation crisis.

Events14 years ago

2007 - Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, is demolished in a controlled explosion.

Events13 years ago

2009 - The 8.1 MwSamoa earthquake results in a tsunami that kills 189 and injures hundreds.

Events11 years ago

2011 - The special court in India convicted all 269 accused officials for atrocity on Dalits and 17 for rape in the Vachathi case.

Events9 years ago

2013 - Over 42 people are killed by members of Boko Haram at the College of Agriculture in Nigeria.

Events7 years ago

2016 - Eleven days after the Uri attack, the Indian Army conducts "surgical strikes" against suspected militants in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.

Events4 years ago

2019 - Violence and low turnout mar the 2019 Afghan presidential election.

Events1 years ago

2019 - At least 59 people are reported dead due to monsoon rains in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India. 350 people have died this year due to rain in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Events1 years ago

Births

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

Births

929 - Qian Chu, Chinese king (Ten Kingdoms) (d. 988)

Births

1240 - Margaret of England, Queen consort of Scots (d. 1275)

Births780 years ago
Births744 years ago
Births647 years ago

1402 - Fernando, the Saint Prince, of Portugal (d. 1443)

Births618 years ago
Births617 years ago

1460 - Louis II de la Trémoille, French military leader (d. 1525)

Births560 years ago

1463 - Louis I, Count of Löwenstein, founder of the House of Löwenstein-Wertheim (d. 1523)

Births557 years ago

1511 - Michael Servetus, Spanish physician, cartographer, and theologian (d. 1553)

Births509 years ago

1527 - John Lesley, Scottish bishop (d. 1596)

Births493 years ago

1538 - Joan Terès i Borrull, Spanish archbishop and academic (d. 1603)

Births482 years ago

1547 - Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright (d. 1616)

Births473 years ago
Births472 years ago

1561 - Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish priest and mathematician (d. 1615)

Births459 years ago

1574 - Ludovic Stewart, 2nd Duke of Lennox, Scottish nobleman and politician (d. 1624)

Births446 years ago

1602 - Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland, English military leader (d. 1668)

Births418 years ago

1636 - Thomas Tenison, English archbishop (d. 1715)

Births384 years ago

1639 - William Russell, Lord Russell, English politician (d. 1683)

Births381 years ago

1640 - Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor and educator (d. 1720)

Births380 years ago

1674 - Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, French flute player and composer (d. 1763)

Births346 years ago

1678 - Adrien Maurice de Noailles, French soldier and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1766)

Births342 years ago

1691 - Richard Challoner, English bishop (d. 1781)

Births329 years ago

1703 - François Boucher, French painter and set designer (d. 1770)

Births317 years ago

1718 - Nikita Ivanovich Panin, Russian soldier and politician, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1783)

Births302 years ago

1725 - Robert Clive, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire (d. 1774)

Births295 years ago

1758 - Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, English admiral (d. 1805)

Births262 years ago

1766 - Charlotte, Princess Royal of England (d. 1828)

Births254 years ago

1786 - Guadalupe Victoria, Mexican general, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of Mexico (d. 1843)

Births234 years ago

1803 - Mercator Cooper, American captain and explorer (d. 1872)

Births217 years ago

1803 - Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1850)

Births217 years ago

1808 - Henry Bennett, American lawyer and politician (d. 1868)

Births212 years ago

1810 - Elizabeth Gaskell, English author (d. 1865)

Births210 years ago

1816 - Paul Féval, père, French author and playwright (d. 1887)

Births204 years ago

1832 - Joachim Oppenheim, rabbi and author (d. 1891)

Births188 years ago

1832 - Miguel Miramón, Unconstitutional president of Mexico, 1859-1860 (d. 1867)

Births188 years ago

1843 - Mikhail Skobelev, Russian general (d. 1882)

Births177 years ago

1844 - Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 10th President of Argentina (d. 1909)

Births176 years ago

1853 - Luther D. Bradley, American cartoonist (d. 1917)

Births167 years ago

1863 - Hugo Haase, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1919)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish philosopher and author (d. 1936)

Births156 years ago

1866 - Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, Ukrainian historian, academic, and politician (d. 1934)

Births154 years ago

1876 - Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (d. 1964)

Births144 years ago

1880 - Liberato Pinto, Portuguese colonel and politician, 79th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1949)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Ludwig von Mises, Austrian-American economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1973)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Lilias Armstrong, English phonetician (d. 1937)

Births138 years ago

1885 - George Scott, English footballer (d. 1916)

Births135 years ago

1891 - Ian Fairweather, Scottish-Australian painter (d. 1974)

Births129 years ago

1895 - Clarence Ashley, American singer, guitarist, and banjo player (d. 1967)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Joseph Banks Rhine, American botanist and parapsychologist (d. 1980)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Roscoe Turner, American pilot (d. 1970)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Trofim Lysenko, Ukrainian-Russian biologist and agronomist (d. 1976)

Births122 years ago

1899 - László Bíró, Hungarian-Argentinian journalist and inventor, invented the ballpoint pen (d. 1985)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Billy Butlin, South African-English businessman, founded Butlins (d. 1980)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Lanza del Vasto, Italian poet, philosopher, and activist (d. 1981)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Enrico Fermi, Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1954)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Miguel Alemán Valdés, Mexican lawyer and civilian politician, 46th President of Mexico (1946-1952) (d. 1983)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Diana Vreeland, American journalist (d. 1989)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Greer Garson, English-American actress (d. 1996)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and businessman (d. 1998)

Births113 years ago

1907 - George W. Jenkins, American businessman, founded Publix (d. 1996)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Eddie Tolan, American sprinter and educator (d. 1967)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Bill Boyd, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Virginia Bruce, American actress (d. 1982)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Charles Court, English-Australian politician, 21st Premier of Western Australia (d. 2007)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2007)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Trevor Howard, English actor (d. 1988)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Stanley Kramer, American director and producer (d. 2001)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Vincent DeDomenico, American businessman, founded the Napa Valley Wine Train (d. 2007)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Oscar Handlin, American historian and academic (d. 2011)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Brenda Marshall, American actress (d. 1992)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Carl Giles, English cartoonist (d. 1995)

Births104 years ago

1919 - Kira Zvorykina, Belarusian chess player (d. 2014)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Peter D. Mitchell, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Václav Neumann, Czech violinist and conductor (d. 1995)

Births100 years ago

1921 - John Ritchie, New Zealand composer and educator (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Albie Roles, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Lizabeth Scott, American actress (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Stan Berenstain, American author and illustrator (d. 2005)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Bum Phillips, American football player and coach (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Steve Forrest, American actor (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Paul MacCready, American engineer, founded AeroVironment (d. 2007)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Pete Elliott, American football player and coach (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Adhemar da Silva, Brazilian triple jumper and actor (d. 2001)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Sherwood Johnston, American race car driver (d. 2000)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Pete McCloskey, American colonel and politician

Births93 years ago

1927 - Barbara Mertz, American historian and author (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, English lieutenant, engineer, and politician (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

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

Births92 years ago

1928 - Nathan Shamuyarira, Zimbabwean journalist and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Richard Bonynge, Australian pianist and conductor

Births90 years ago

1930 - Colin Dexter, English author and educator (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1931 - James Cronin, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Anita Ekberg, Swedish-Italian model and actress (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Paul Oestreicher, German-English priest and theologian

Births89 years ago

1932 - Robert Benton, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births88 years ago

1932 - Paul Giel, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2002)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Samora Machel, Mozambican commander and politician, 1st President of Mozambique (d. 1986)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Skandor Akbar, American wrestler and manager (d. 2010)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Hungarian-American psychologist and academic

Births86 years ago

1934 - Lance Gibbs, Guyanese cricketer and manager

Births86 years ago

1934 - Stuart M. Kaminsky, American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Lindsay Kline, Australian cricketer (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births85 years ago

1936 - Silvio Berlusconi, Italian businessman and politician, 50th Prime Minister of Italy

Births84 years ago

1936 - James Fogle, American author (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Hal Trosky, Jr., American baseball player (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Dave Harper, English footballer (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Wim Kok, Dutch union leader and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2018)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Fikret Abdić, Bosnian economist and politician

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (d. 2001)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Larry Linville, American actor (d. 2000)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Rhodri Morgan, Welsh politician, 2nd First Minister of Wales (d. 2017)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Brute Force, American singer-songwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Carlos Morales Troncoso, Dominican politician, 34th Vice President of the Dominican Republic (d. 2014)

Births80 years ago

1941 - David Steele, English cricketer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Madeline Kahn, American actress and singer (d. 1999)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Ian McShane, English actor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Bill Nelson, American captain and politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jean-Luc Ponty, French violinist and composer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Janet Powell, Australian educator and politician (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Steve Tesich, Serbian-American screenwriter and playwright (d. 1996)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Wolfgang Overath, German footballer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Lech Wałęsa, Polish electrician and politician, 2nd President of Poland, Nobel Prize laureate

Births77 years ago

1944 - Mike Post, American composer and producer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Kyriakos Sfetsas, Greek composer and poet

Births75 years ago

1945 - Nadezhda Chizhova, Russian shot putter

Births75 years ago

1946 - Patricia Hodge, English actress

Births74 years ago

1947 - Ülo Kaevats, Estonian philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 2015)

Births73 years ago

1947 - S. H. Kapadia, Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, 38th Chief Justice of India (d. 2016)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gary Wetzel, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient

Births73 years ago

1948 - Mark Farner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Bryant Gumbel, American journalist and sportscaster

Births72 years ago

1948 - Theo Jörgensmann, German clarinet player and composer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Mike Pinera, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births72 years ago

1949 - George Dalaras, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Ken Macha, American baseball player and manager

Births70 years ago

1951 - Michelle Bachelet, Chilean physician and politician, 34th President of Chile

Births69 years ago

1951 - Pier Luigi Bersani, Italian educator and politician, 6th President of Emilia-Romagna

Births69 years ago

1951 - Andrés Caicedo, Colombian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1977)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Maureen Caird, Australian-New Zealand hurdler

Births69 years ago

1951 - Mike Enriquez, Filipino journalist and radio commentator

Births69 years ago

1952 - Roy Campbell, Jr., American trumpet player (d. 2014)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Gábor Csupó, Hungarian-American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Klasky Csupo

Births68 years ago

1952 - Richard Hodges, English archaeologist and academic

Births68 years ago

1952 - Max Sandlin, American lawyer, judge, and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Takanosato Toshihide, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 59th Yokozuna (d. 2011)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Warren Cromartie, American baseball player, coach, and radio host

Births67 years ago

1953 - Jean-Claude Lauzon, Canadian director and screenwriter (d. 1997)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Lawrence Reed, American economist and author

Births67 years ago

1954 - Uwe Jahn, German footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mark Mitchell, Australian actor

Births66 years ago

1955 - Ann Bancroft, American explorer and author

Births65 years ago

1955 - Gareth Davies, Welsh rugby player and academic

Births65 years ago

1955 - Joe Donnelly, American politician and lawyer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Benoît Ferreux, French actor and director

Births65 years ago

1955 - Gwen Ifill, American journalist (d. 2016)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Sebastian Coe, English sprinter and politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Jenny Morris, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Suzzy Roche, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births64 years ago

1957 - Chris Broad, English cricketer and referee

Births63 years ago

1957 - Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mark Nicholas, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1960 - Julian Armour, American-Canadian cellist and educator

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kenneth Hansen, Swedish race car driver

Births60 years ago

1960 - Alan McGee, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Hubert Neuper, Austrian ski jumper

Births60 years ago

1960 - John Paxson, American basketball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - David Sammartino, American wrestler and trainer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Andy Slaughter, English politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Carol Welsman, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist

Births60 years ago

1961 - Julia Gillard, Welsh-Australian lawyer and politician, 27th Prime Minister of Australia

Births59 years ago

1961 - Stephanie Miller, American comedian and radio host

Births59 years ago

1962 - Roger Bart, American actor

Births58 years ago

1963 - Dave Andreychuk, Canadian ice hockey player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Les Claypool, American bass player, singer, songwriter, and producer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Brad Lohaus, American basketball player

Births56 years ago

1966 - Hersey Hawkins, American basketball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Ben Miles, English actor

Births54 years ago

1967 - Brett Anderson, English singer-songwriter

Births53 years ago

1968 - Patrick Burns, American paranormal investigator

Births52 years ago

1968 - Luke Goss, English actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Matt Goss, English singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Erika Eleniak, American model and actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - DeVante Swing, American singer-songwriter, and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer-songwriter and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Russell Peters, Canadian comedian, actor, and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese wrestler and trainer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Kushboo, South Indian actress and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Yitzhak Yedid, Israeli-Australian composer & pianist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Tanoka Beard, American basketball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mackenzie Crook, English actor and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Theodore Shapiro, American composer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Oliver Gavin, English race car driver

Births48 years ago

1973 - Foivos Delivorias, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Shannon Larratt, Canadian publisher, founded BMEzine (d. 2013)

Births47 years ago

1973 - Scout Niblett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1974 - Brian Ash, American screenwriter and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Matt Hullum, American actor, director, and producer, co-founded Rooster Teeth

Births46 years ago

1974 - James Lance, British actor

Births46 years ago

1975 - Albert Celades, Spanish footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1976 - Darren Byfield, English-Jamaican footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kelvin Davis, English footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Óscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian footballer and politician

Births44 years ago

1977 - Eric Barton, American football player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Wade Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player and scout

Births43 years ago

1977 - Debelah Morgan, American singer-songwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jake Westbrook, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Mohini Bhardwaj, American gymnast and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Gunner McGrath, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Karen Putzer, Italian skier

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1979 - Orhan Ak, Turkish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Takumi Beppu, Japanese cyclist and manager

Births41 years ago

1979 - Artika Sari Devi, Indonesian model and actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Shelley Duncan, American baseball player and manager

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jaime Lozano, Mexican footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Patrick Agyemang, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Dallas Green, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Zachary Levi, American actor and singer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Aris Galanopoulos, Greek footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Shane Smeltz, German-New Zealand footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Matt Giteau, Australian rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Amy Williams, English skeleton racer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Lisette Oropesa, American soprano and actress

Births37 years ago

1984 - Per Mertesacker, German footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Calvin Johnson, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Niklas Moisander, Finnish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dani Pedrosa, Spanish motorcycle racer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Magnus Gangstad Jørgensen, Norwegian music producer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Lisa Foiles, American actress and journalist

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Matt Lashoff, American ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Isaac Makwala, Botswanan sprinter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Benoît Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1987 - David Del Rio, American actor and director

Births33 years ago

1988 - Kevin Durant, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Justin Nozuka, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births32 years ago

1989 - Theo Adams, English photographer and director

Births31 years ago

1989 - Adore Delano, American drag queen and singer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Yevhen Konoplyanka, Ukrainian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Aaron Martin, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Andrea Poli, Italian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Fatima Lodhi, Pakistani social activist

Births31 years ago

1990 - Doug Brochu, American voice actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Gerphil Flores, Filipina classical crossover singer and Asia's Got Talent finalist

Births30 years ago

1990 - Lena Wermelt, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Adem Ljajić, Serbian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Martin Jensen, Danish musician

Births29 years ago

1993 - Lee Hong-bin, South Korean singer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Viktor Romanenkov, Estonian figure skater

Births27 years ago

1993 - Oleg Vernyayev, Ukrainian artistic gymnast

Births27 years ago

1998 - Vera Lapko, Belarusian tennis player

Births22 years ago

1999 - Choi Ye-na, South Korean singer and dancer

Births21 years ago

Deaths

722 - Leudwinus, Frankish archbishop and saint (b. 660)

Deaths

855 - Lothair I, Roman emperor (b. 795)

Deaths
Deaths834 years ago

1225 - Arnaud Amalric, Papal legate who allegedly promoted mass murder

Deaths795 years ago

1298 - Guido I da Montefeltro, Italian military strategist (b. 1223)

Deaths722 years ago

1304 - John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey, English general (b. 1231)

Deaths716 years ago

1360 - Joanna I of Auvergne, queen consort of France (b. 1326)

Deaths660 years ago
Deaths656 years ago
Deaths638 years ago

1501 - Andrew Stewart, Scottish bishop (b. 1442)

Deaths519 years ago

1560 - Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1496)

Deaths460 years ago

1622 - Conrad Vorstius, German-Dutch Remonstrant theologian (b. 1569)

Deaths398 years ago

1634 - Henry Hyde, English politician and lawyer (b.c. 1563)

Deaths386 years ago

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

Deaths383 years ago

1642 - René Goupil, French missionary and saint (b. 1608)

Deaths378 years ago

1642 - William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire (b. 1561)

Deaths378 years ago

1703 - Charles de Saint-Évremond, French-English soldier, author, and critic (b. 1610)

Deaths317 years ago

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

Deaths220 years ago

1804 - Michael Hillegas, American politician, 1st Treasurer of the United States (b. 1728)

Deaths216 years ago
Deaths187 years ago

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

Deaths158 years ago

1887 - Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon and academic (b. 1810)

Deaths133 years ago

1889 - Louis Faidherbe, French general and politician (b. 1818)

Deaths131 years ago

1900 - Samuel Fenton Cary, American lawyer and politician (b. 1814)

Deaths120 years ago

1902 - William McGonagall, Scottish poet and actor (b. 1825)

Deaths118 years ago

1902 - Émile Zola, French journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1840)

Deaths118 years ago

1908 - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1839)

Deaths112 years ago

1910 - Winslow Homer, American painter, illustrator, and engraver (b. 1836)

Deaths110 years ago

1913 - Rudolf Diesel, German engineer, invented the diesel engine (b. 1858)

Deaths107 years ago

1918 - Lawrence Weathers, decorated WWI Australian soldier (b. 1890).

Deaths102 years ago

1925 - Léon Bourgeois, French police officer and politician, 64th Prime Minister of France, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1851)

Deaths95 years ago

1927 - Arthur Achleitner, German journalist and author (b. 1858)

Deaths93 years ago

1927 - Willem Einthoven, Indonesian-Dutch physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1860)

Deaths93 years ago

1928 - John Devoy, Irish-American Fenian rebel leader (b. 1842)

Deaths92 years ago

1930 - Ilya Repin, Ukrainian-Russian painter and illustrator (b. 1844)

Deaths90 years ago

1937Marie Zdeňka Baborová-Čiháková, Czech botanist and zoologist (b. 1877)

Deaths83 years ago

1937 - Ray Ewry, American triple jumper (b. 1873)

Deaths83 years ago

1937 - Ernst Hoppenberg, German swimmer and water polo player (b. 1878)

Deaths83 years ago

1951 - Thomas Cahill, American soccer player and coach (b. 1864)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - John Cobb, English race car driver and pilot (b. 1899)

Deaths68 years ago

1967 - Carson McCullers, American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet (b. 1917)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Edward Everett Horton, American actor (b. 1886)

Deaths50 years ago

1973 - W. H. Auden, English-American poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1907)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Casey Stengel, American baseball player and manager (b. 1890)

Deaths45 years ago

1981 - Bill Shankly, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1913)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Monty Stratton, American baseball player and coach (b. 1912)

Deaths38 years ago
Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Henry Ford II, American businessman (b. 1917)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Charles Addams, American cartoonist (b. 1912)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Gussie Busch, American businessman (b. 1899)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Georges Ulmer, Danish-French singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1919)

Deaths31 years ago

1993 - Gordon Douglas, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1907)

Deaths27 years ago

1997 - Roy Lichtenstein, American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Tom Bradley, American lieutenant and politician, 38th Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1917)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Jean-Louis Millette, Canadian actor (b. 1935)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - John Grant, English journalist and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Mabel Fairbanks, American figure skater and coach (b. 1915)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Vietnamese general and politician, 5th President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)

Deaths19 years ago

2004 - Richard Sainct, French motorcycle racer (b. 1970)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Patrick Wormald, English historian (b. 1947)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Patrick Caulfield, English painter and academic (b. 1936)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Austin Leslie, American chef and author (b. 1934)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer and manager (b. 1915)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Michael A. Monsoor, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1981)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Louis-Albert Vachon, Canadian cardinal (b. 1912)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress (b. 1927)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Yıldırım Aktuna, Turkish psychiatrist and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (b. 1930)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Hayden Carruth, American poet and critic (b. 1921)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Pavel Popovich, Ukrainian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Tony Curtis, American actor (b. 1925)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Greg Giraldo, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1965)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Sylvia Robinson, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1936)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Hathloul bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Neil Smith, Scottish geographer and academic (b. 1954)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, American publisher (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Malcolm Wicks, English academic and politician (b. 1947)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Harold Agnew, American physicist and engineer (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Anton Benning, German lieutenant (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pete T. Cenarrusa, American soldier, pilot, and politician, Secretary of State of Idaho (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Carl Joachim Classen, German scholar and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - L. C. Greenwood, American football player (b. 1946)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bob Kurland, American basketball player and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Miguel Boyer, Spanish economist and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Andreas Fransson, Swedish skier (b. 1983)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Stan Monteith, American surgeon and author (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Luis Nishizawa, Mexican painter and educator (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Ritchie, New Zealand composer and educator (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - George Shuba, American baseball player (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Hellmuth Karasek, Czech-German journalist, author, and critic (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - William Kerslake, American wrestler and engineer (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jean Ter-Merguerian, French-Armenian violinist (b. 1935)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Phil Woods, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Miriam Defensor Santiago, Filipina politician (b. 1945)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Tom Alter, Indian actor (b. 1950)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Otis Rush, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1934)

Deaths2 years ago

Christian feast day

Christian feast day

the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. One of the four quarter days in the Irish calendar. (England and Ireland). Called Michaelmas in some western liturgical traditions