Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Beginning of the United States' Fiscal Year

Holidays and observances

Children's Day (El Salvador, Guatemala, Sri Lanka); celebrated on the first Friday of October (Singapore), assignation and recognition on the first Wednesday of October (Chile)

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Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Teacher's Day can fall, while October 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday of October. (Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Ukraine)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which World Habitat Day can fall, while October 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of October. (International)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Cyprus from United Kingdom in 1960.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Nigeria from United Kingdom in 1960.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Palau from the UN Trust Territory status in 1994.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Tuvalu from United Kingdom in 1978.

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

Events

366 - Pope Damasus I is elected.

Events

959 - Edgar the Peaceful becomes king of all England.

Events

965 - Pope John XIII is elected.

Events

1553 - Coronation of Queen Mary I of England.

Events467 years ago

1588 - Coronation of Shah Abbas I of Persia.

Events432 years ago

1730 - Ahmed III is forced to abdicate as the Ottoman sultan.

Events290 years ago

1787 - Russians under Alexander Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.

Events233 years ago

1791 - First session of the French Legislative Assembly.

Events229 years ago

1795 - More than a year after the Battle of Sprimont, the Austrian Netherlands (present-day Belgium) are officially annexed by Revolutionary France.

Events225 years ago

1800 - Via the Third Treaty of San Ildefonso, Spain cedes Louisiana to France, which would sell the land to the United States thirty months later.

Events220 years ago

1814 - Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoleon the previous spring.

Events206 years ago

1827 - Russo-Persian War: The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination of Armenia.

Events193 years ago

1829 - South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa. It will later separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.

Events191 years ago

1832 - Texian political delegates convene at San Felipe de Austin to petition for changes in the governance of Mexican Texas.

Events188 years ago

1843 - The News of the World tabloid begins publication in London, UK.

Events177 years ago

1861 - Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management is published, going on to sell 60,000 copies in its first year and remaining in print until the present day

Events159 years ago

1887 - Balochistan is conquered by the British Empire.

Events133 years ago

1890 - Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.

Events130 years ago

1891 - Stanford University opens its doors in California, United States.

Events129 years ago

1898 - The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.

Events122 years ago

1903 - Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.

Events117 years ago

1908 - Ford Model T automobiles are offered for sale at a price of US$825.

Events112 years ago

1910 - A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building, killing 21.

Events110 years ago

1918 - World War I: The Egyptian Expeditionary Force captures Damascus.

Events102 years ago

1918 - Sayid Abdullah becomes the last Khan of Khiva.

Events102 years ago

1928 - The Soviet Union introduces its first five-year plan.

Events92 years ago

1931 - The George Washington Bridge in the United States, linking New Jersey and New York, is opened.

Events89 years ago

1931 - Clara Campoamor persuades the Constituent Cortes to enfranchise women in Spain's new constitution.

Events89 years ago

1936 - Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain.

Events84 years ago

1938 - Germany annexes the Sudetenland.

Events82 years ago

1939 - World War II: After a one-month siege, German troops occupy Warsaw.

Events81 years ago

1940 - The Pennsylvania Turnpike, often considered the first superhighway in the United States, opens to traffic.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: USS Grouper torpedoes Lisbon Maru, not knowing that she is carrying British prisoners of war from Hong Kong.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: After the Four Days of Naples, Allied troops enter the city.

Events77 years ago

1946 - Nazi leaders are sentenced at the Nuremberg trials.

Events74 years ago

1946 - The Daegu October Incident occurs in Allied-occupied Korea.

Events74 years ago

1947 - The North American F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.

Events73 years ago

1949 - The People's Republic of China is established.

Events71 years ago

1953 - Andhra State is formed, consisting of a Telugu-speaking area carved out of India's Madras State.

Events67 years ago
Events67 years ago

1955 - The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is established.

Events65 years ago

1957 - First appearance of In God we trust on U.S. paper currency.

Events63 years ago
Events62 years ago

1960 - Nigeria gains independence from the United Kingdom.

Events60 years ago

1961 - The United States Defense Intelligence Agency is formed, becoming the country's first centralized military intelligence organization.

Events59 years ago

1961 - East and West Cameroon merge to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon.

Events59 years ago

1964 - The Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

Events56 years ago

1964 - Japanese Shinkansen ("bullet trains") begin high-speed rail service from Tokyo to Osaka.

Events56 years ago

1966 - West Coast Airlines Flight 956 crashes with no survivors in Oregon. This accident marks the first loss of a DC-9.

Events54 years ago

1968 - Guyana nationalizes the British Guiana Broadcasting Service, which would eventually become part of the National Communications Network, Guyana.

Events52 years ago

1969 - Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time.

Events51 years ago

1971 - Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida.

Events49 years ago

1971 - The first practical CT scanner is used to diagnose a patient.

Events49 years ago

1975 - Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.

Events45 years ago

1978 - Tuvalu gains independence from the United Kingdom.

Events42 years ago

1979 - Pope John Paul II begins his first pastoral visit to the United States.

Events41 years ago

1979 - The MTR, the rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong, opens.

Events41 years ago

1982 - Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a constructive vote of no confidence.

Events38 years ago

1982 - Epcot opens at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Events38 years ago

1982 - Sony and Phillips launch the compact disc in Japan. On the same day, Sony released the model CDP-101 compact disc player, the first player of its kind.

Events38 years ago
Events35 years ago

1987 - The 5.9 MwWhittier Narrows earthquake shakes the San Gabriel Valley with a Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing eight and injuring 200.

Events33 years ago

1989 - Denmark introduces the world's first legal same-sex registered partnerships.

Events31 years ago

1991 - Croatian War of Independence: The Siege of Dubrovnik begins.

Events29 years ago

1994 - Palau enters a Compact of Free Association with the United States.

Events26 years ago

2000 - Israel-Palestinian conflict: Palestinians protest the murder of 12-year-old Muhammad al-Durrah by the Israeli police in northern Israel, beginning the "October 2000 events".

Events20 years ago

2001 - Militants attack the state legislature building in Kashmir, killing 38.

Events19 years ago

2009 - The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.

Events11 years ago

2012 - A ferry collision off the coast of Hong Kong kills 38 people and injures 102 others.

Events8 years ago

2014 - A series of explosions at a gunpowder plant in Bulgaria completely destroys the factory, killing 15 people.

Events6 years ago

2015 - A gunman kills nine people at a community college in Oregon.

Events5 years ago

2015 - Heavy rains trigger a major landslide in Guatemala, killing 280 people.

Events5 years ago

2017 - An independence referendum, declared illegal by the Constitutional Court of Spain, takes place in Catalonia.

Events3 years ago

2017 - Fifty-eight people are killed and 851 others injured in a mass shooting at a country music festival at the Las Vegas Strip in the United States; the gunman, Stephen Paddock, later commits suicide.

Events3 years ago

Births

86 BC - Sallust, Roman historian (d. 34 BC)

Births

208 - Alexander Severus, Roman emperor (d. 235)

Births
Births813 years ago

1476 - Guy XVI, Count of Laval (d. 1531)

Births544 years ago

1480 - Saint Cajetan, Italian Catholic priest and religious reformer (d. 1547)

Births540 years ago

1507 - Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect, designed the Church of the Gesù (d. 1573)

Births513 years ago

1526 - Dorothy Stafford, English noble (d. 1604)

Births494 years ago

1540 - Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss pastor and theologian (d. 1617)

Births480 years ago

1542 - Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, Spanish explorer (d. 1595)

Births478 years ago

1550 - Anne of Saint Bartholomew, Spanish Discalced Carmelite nun (d. 1626)

Births470 years ago

1554 - Leonardus Lessius, Jesuit theologian (d. 1623)

Births466 years ago

1620 - Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Dutch painter (d. 1683)

Births400 years ago

1671 - Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian monk, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1742)

Births349 years ago
Births335 years ago

1691 - Arthur Onslow, English lawyer and politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (d. 1768)

Births329 years ago

1712 - William Shippen, American physician and politician (d. 1801)

Births308 years ago

1719 - John Bligh, 3rd Earl of Darnley, British parliamentarian (d. 1781)

Births301 years ago

1724 - Giovanni Battista Cirri, Italian cellist and composer (d. 1808)

Births296 years ago

1729 - Anton Cajetan Adlgasser, German organist and composer (d. 1777)

Births291 years ago

1730 - Richard Stockton, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1781)

Births290 years ago

1760 - William Thomas Beckford, English author and politician (d. 1844)

Births260 years ago

1762 - Anton Bernolák, Slovak priest and linguist (d. 1813)

Births258 years ago

1771 - Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer (d. 1842)

Births249 years ago

1791 - Sergey Aksakov, Russian soldier and author (d. 1859)

Births229 years ago

1808 - Mary Anna Custis Lee, American wife of Robert E. Lee (d. 1873)

Births212 years ago

1832 - Caroline Harrison, American educator, 24th First Lady of the United States (d. 1892)

Births188 years ago

1832 - Henry Clay Work, American composer and songwriter (d. 1884)

Births188 years ago

1835 - Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician and anatomist (d. 1920)

Births185 years ago

1842 - S. Subramania Iyer, Indian lawyer and jurist (d. 1924)

Births178 years ago

1842 - Charles Cros, French poet and author (d. 1888)

Births178 years ago

1846 - Nectarios of Aegina, Greek metropolitan and saint (d. 1920)

Births174 years ago

1847 - Annie Besant, English-Indian activist and author (d. 1933)

Births173 years ago

1865 - Paul Dukas, French composer, scholar, and critic (d. 1935)

Births155 years ago

1878 - Othmar Spann, Austrian economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1950)

Births142 years ago

1881 - William Boeing, American engineer and businessman, founded the Boeing Company (d. 1956)

Births139 years ago

1885 - Louis Untermeyer, American poet, anthologist, critic (d. 1977)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Ned Hanlon, Australian politician, 26th Premier of Queensland (d. 1952)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Shizuichi Tanaka, Japanese general (d. 1945)

Births133 years ago

1890 - Stanley Holloway, English actor (d. 1982)

Births130 years ago

1893 - Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter (d. 1974)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Ip Man, Chinese martial artist (d. 1972)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Edgar Krahn, Estonian mathematician and academic (d. 1961)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Liaquat Ali Khan, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1951)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Ted Healy, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1937)

Births124 years ago

1899 - Ernest Haycox, American author (d. 1950)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Tom Goddard, English cricketer (d. 1966)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-born American pianist and composer (d. 1989)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Pierre Veyron, French race car driver (d. 1970)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-English physicist and academic (d. 1979)

Births116 years ago

1904 - A. K. Gopalan, Indian educator and politician (d. 1977)

Births116 years ago

1906 - S. D. Burman, Indian composer and singer (d. 1975)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Maurice Bardèche, French journalist, author, and critic (d. 1998)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Ödön Pártos, Hungarian-Israeli viola player and composer (d. 1977)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Herman David Koppel, Danish pianist and composer (d. 1998)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Sam Yorty, American captain and politician, 37th Mayor of Los Angeles (d. 1998)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Bonnie Parker, American criminal (d. 1934)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Fritz Köberle, Austrian-Brazilian physician and pathologist (d. 1983)

Births110 years ago

1910 - José Enrique Moyal, Australian physicist and engineer (d. 1998)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, Polish-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2012)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Irwin Kostal, American songwriter, screenwriter, and publisher (d. 1994)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Heinrich Mark, Estonian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 2004)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Kathleen Ollerenshaw, English mathematician, astronomer, and politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester (d. 2014)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Hélio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (d. 2009)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Harry Lookofsky, American violinist and producer (d. 1998)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, lawyer, and author, 12th Librarian of Congress (d. 2004)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Jerome Bruner, American psychologist and author (d. 2016)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Cahal Daly, Irish cardinal and theologian (d. 2009)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Bob Boyd, American baseball player (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2000)

Births101 years ago

1920 - David Herbert Donald, American historian and author (d. 2009)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Walter Matthau, American actor (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1921 - James Whitmore, American actor (d. 2009)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Chen-Ning Yang, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births98 years ago

1924 - Jimmy Carter, American naval lieutenant and politician, 39th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate

Births96 years ago

1924 - Bob Geigel, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Leonie Kramer, Australian academic (d. 2016)

Births96 years ago

1924 - William Rehnquist, American lawyer and jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Roger Williams, American pianist (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1927 - Tom Bosley, American actor (d. 2010)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Sherman Glenn Finesilver, American lawyer and judge (d. 2006)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Sandy Gall, Malaysian-Scottish journalist and author

Births93 years ago

1928 - Laurence Harvey, Lithuanian-English actor, director, and producer (d. 1973)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Willy Mairesse, Belgian race car driver (d. 1969)

Births92 years ago

1928 - George Peppard, American actor (d. 1994)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Zhu Rongji, Chinese engineer and politician, 5th Premier of the People's Republic of China

Births92 years ago

1929 - Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby player and coach

Births91 years ago

1929 - Grady Chapman, American singer (d. 2011)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Bonnie Owens, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Frank Gardner, Australian race car driver and manager (d. 2009)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Richard Harris, Irish actor (d. 2002)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani lawyer and politician, Mayor of Karachi

Births90 years ago

1930 - Philippe Noiret, French actor (d. 2006)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Sylvano Bussotti, Italian violinist and composer

Births89 years ago

1931 - Anwar Shamim, Pakistani general (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Alan Wagner, American radio host and critic (d. 2007)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Albert Collins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Emilio Botín, Spanish banker and businessman (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Julie Andrews, English actress and singer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Walter De Maria, American sculptor and drummer (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Duncan Edwards, English footballer (d. 1958)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Saeed Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Tunç Başaran, Turkish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births82 years ago

1938 - Mary McFadden, American fashion designer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Stella Stevens, American actress and director

Births82 years ago

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

Births81 years ago

1939 - Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor

Births81 years ago

1940 - Steve O'Rourke, English race car driver and manager (d. 2003)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Marc Savoy, American accordion player, created the Cajun accordion

Births80 years ago

1940 - Phyllis Chesler, American feminist psychologist, and author of the best-seller, Women and Madness (1972)

Births80 years ago

1942 - Herb Fame, American R&B singer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Jean-Pierre Jabouille, French race car driver and engineer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Robert Lelièvre, French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)

Births78 years ago

1942 - David Stancliffe, English bishop and scholar

Births78 years ago

1942 - Günter Wallraff, German journalist and author

Births78 years ago

1943 - Jean-Jacques Annaud, French director, producer, and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Angèle Arsenault, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jerry Martini, American saxophonist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Robert Slater, American author and journalist (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1945 - Rod Carew, Panamanian-American baseball player and coach

Births75 years ago

1945 - Donny Hathaway, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1979)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Dave Holland, English bassist, composer, and bandleader

Births74 years ago

1946 - Tim O'Brien, American novelist and short story writer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Dave Arneson, American game designer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons (d. 2009)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Dalveer Bhandari, Indian lawyer and judge

Births73 years ago

1947 - Buzz Capra, American baseball player and coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Aaron Ciechanover, Israeli biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate

Births73 years ago

1947 - Stephen Collins, American actor and director

Births73 years ago

1947 - Nevill Drury, English-Australian journalist and publisher (d. 2013)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Adriano Tilgher, Italian politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Martin Turner, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births73 years ago

1947 - Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (d. 2006)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Cub Koda, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Isaac Bonewits, American singer-songwriter, liturgist, and author (d. 2010)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Sheila Gilmore, Scottish lawyer and politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - André Rieu, Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor

Births71 years ago

1950 - Elpida, Greek singer-songwriter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Susan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield, English neuroscientist, academic, and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Mark Helias, American bassist and composer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Sigbjørn Johnsen, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Finance

Births70 years ago

1950 - Boris Morukov, Russian physician and astronaut (d. 2015)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Randy Quaid, American actor

Births70 years ago

1951 - Brian Greenway, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1952 - Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

Births68 years ago

1952 - Bob Myrick, American baseball player (d. 2012)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ivan Sekyra, Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Earl Slick, American rock guitarist and songwriter

Births68 years ago

1953 - Pete Falcone, American baseball player

Births67 years ago

1953 - Viljar Loor, Estonian volleyball player (d. 2011)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Miguel Lopez, Salvadorian-American soccer player

Births67 years ago

1953 - Grete Waitz, Norwegian runner and coach (d. 2011)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Klaus Wowereit, German civil servant and politician, Governing Mayor of Berlin

Births67 years ago

1955 - Howard Hewett, American R&B singer-songwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Morten Gunnar Larsen, Norwegian pianist and composer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jeff Reardon, American baseball player

Births65 years ago

1956 - Andrus Ansip, Estonian engineer and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Estonia

Births64 years ago

1956 - Theresa May, English politician, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Births64 years ago

1957 - Kang Seok-woo, South Korean actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Éva Tardos, Hungarian mathematician and educator

Births63 years ago

1958 - Martin Cooper, English saxophonist, composer, and painter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Masato Nakamura, Japanese bass player and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Mark Aizlewood, Welsh footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1959 - Brian P. Cleary, American author and poet

Births61 years ago

1959 - Youssou N'Dour, Senegalese singer-songwriter, musician, and politician

Births61 years ago

1960 - Joshua Wurman, American scientist, DOW inventor and storm chaser

Births60 years ago

1961 - Gary Ablett, Sr., Australian footballer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Rico Constantino, American wrestler and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Corrie van Zyl, South African cricketer and coach

Births59 years ago

1962 - Attaphol Buspakom, Thai footballer and manager (d. 2015)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Nico Claesen, Belgian footballer and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Esai Morales, American actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Paul Walsh, English footballer and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jean-Denis Délétraz, Swiss race car driver

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mark McGwire, American baseball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1964 - Max Matsuura, Japanese songwriter, producer, and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jonathan Sarfati, Australian-New Zealand chess player and author

Births56 years ago

1964 - Christopher Titus, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Harry Hill, English comedian and author

Births56 years ago

1965 - Andreas Keller, German field hockey player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Chris Reason, Australian journalist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Cliff Ronning, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mia Mottley, Barbadian prime minister

Births55 years ago

1966 - George Weah, Liberian footballer and politician, 25th President of Liberia

Births54 years ago

1966 - José Ángel Ziganda, Spanish footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Mike Pringle, American-Canadian football player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Scott Young, American ice hockey player and coach

Births53 years ago

1968 - Sacha Dean Biyan, Canadian photographer and journalist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Rob Collard, English race car driver

Births52 years ago

1968 - Mark Durden-Smith, British television presenter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Phil de Glanville, English rugby player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Kevin Griffin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jon Guenther, American author and engineer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jay Underwood, American actor and pastor

Births52 years ago

1969 - Zach Galifianakis, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Joseph Patrick Moore, American musician, composer and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ori Kaplan, Israeli-American saxophonist and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Marcus Stephen, Nauruan weightlifter and politician, 27th President of Nauru

Births51 years ago

1969 - Igor Ulanov, Russian ice hockey player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Simon Davey, Welsh footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Alexei Zhamnov, Russian ice hockey player and manager

Births50 years ago

1971 - Yvette Hermundstad, Swedish journalist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Andrew O'Keefe, Australian lawyer and television host

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jim Serdaris, Australian rugby league player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Ronen Altman Kaydar, Israeli author and poet

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jean Paulo Fernandes, Brazilian footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Esa Holopainen, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Nicky Morgan, British politician

Births48 years ago

1973 - Christian Borle, American actor and singer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rachid Chékhémani, French runner

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jana Henke, German swimmer

Births47 years ago

1973 - John Mackey, American composer

Births47 years ago

1973 - John Thomson, American baseball player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Keith Duffy, Irish singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Nick Graham, Australian rugby player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mats Lindgren, Swedish ice hockey player and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - Justin Leppitsch, Australian rules footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Zoltán Sebescen, German footballer and coach

Births45 years ago

1976 - Denis Gauthier, Canadian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ümit Karan, Turkish footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Richard Oakes, English guitarist and songwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Antonio Roybal, American painter and sculptor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mark Švets, Estonian footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Christel Takigawa, French-Japanese journalist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jeffrey van Hooydonk, Belgian race car driver

Births43 years ago

1978 - Nicole Atkins, American singer-songwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Leticia Cline, American model and journalist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Joe Keith, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dominic Thornely, Australian cricketer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Curtis Axel, American wrestler

Births41 years ago

1979 - Rudi Johnson, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Gilberto Martínez, Costa Rican footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ryan Pontbriand, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Marko Stanojevic, English-Italian rugby player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Sarah Drew, American actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Antonio Narciso, Italian footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Júlio Baptista, Brazilian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tom Donnelly, New Zealand rugby player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Rupert Friend, English actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Gaby Mudingayi, Belgian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Johnny Oduya, Swedish ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Arnau Riera, Spanish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - David Yelldell, German-American soccer player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Haruna Babangida, Nigerian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Aleksandar Đuričić, Serbian author and playwright

Births38 years ago

1983 - Mohamed Abdelwahab, Egyptian footballer (d. 2006)

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mirko Vučinić, Montenegrin footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Beck Bennett, American actor and screenwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Matt Cain, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Daniel Guillén Ruiz, Spanish footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Nazimuddin Ahmed, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tim Deasy, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Ricardo Vaz Tê, Portuguese footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Justin Westhoff, Australian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Hiroki Aiba, Japanese actor and singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Lionel Ainsworth, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mitchell Aubusson, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1989 - Brie Larson, American actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jan Kirchhoff, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Pedro Filipe Mendes, Portuguese footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Albert Prosa, Estonian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Conor Clifford, Irish footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Rain Veideman, Estonian basketball player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Xander Bogaerts, Aruban baseball player

Births28 years ago

1995 - Lauren Hill, American basketball player (d. 2015)

Births25 years ago

Deaths

630 - Tajoom Uk'ab K'ahk', Mayan king

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686 - Emperor Tenmu of Japan (b. 631)

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804 - Richbod, archbishop of Trier

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895 - Kong Wei, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty

Deaths

918 - Zhou, empress of Former Shu

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959 - Eadwig, English king (b. 941)

Deaths

961 - Artald, archbishop of Reims

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Deaths980 years ago

1126 - Morphia of Melitene, Queen of Jerusalem

Deaths894 years ago
Deaths710 years ago

1404 - Pope Boniface IX (b. 1356)

Deaths616 years ago

1416 - Yaqub Spata, Albanian ruler

Deaths604 years ago

1450 - Leonello d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara, Italian noble (b. 1407)

Deaths570 years ago

1499 - Marsilio Ficino, Italian astrologer and philosopher (b. 1433)

Deaths521 years ago

1500 - John Alcock, English bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1430)

Deaths520 years ago

1532 - Jan Mabuse, Flemish painter

Deaths488 years ago

1567 - Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (b. 1508)

Deaths453 years ago

1570 - Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)

Deaths450 years ago

1574 - Maarten van Heemskerck, Dutch painter (b. 1498)

Deaths446 years ago

1578 - John of Austria (b. 1547)

Deaths442 years ago

1588 - Edward James, English priest and martyr (b. 1557)

Deaths432 years ago

1602 - Hernando de Cabezón, Spanish organist and composer (b. 1541)

Deaths418 years ago

1609 - Giammateo Asola, Italian priest and composer (b. 1532)

Deaths411 years ago

1652 - Jan Asselijn, Dutch painter (d. 1610)

Deaths368 years ago

1684 - Pierre Corneille, French playwright (b. 1606)

Deaths336 years ago

1693 - Pedro Abarca, Spanish theologian and academic (b. 1619)

Deaths327 years ago

1708 - John Blow, English organist and composer (b. 1649)

Deaths312 years ago

1768 - Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician and academic (b. 1687)

Deaths252 years ago

1788 - William Brodie, Scottish businessman and politician (b. 1741)

Deaths232 years ago

1837 - Robert Clark, American politician (b. 1777)

Deaths183 years ago

1838 - Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and businessman (b. 1768)

Deaths182 years ago

1864 - Rose O'Neal Greenhow, American spy (b. 1817)

Deaths156 years ago

1878 - Mindon Min, Burmese king (b. 1808)

Deaths142 years ago

1885 - John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (b. 1799)

Deaths135 years ago

1901 - Abdur Rahman Khan, Afghan emir (b. 1844)

Deaths119 years ago

1913 - Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)

Deaths107 years ago

1929 - Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor and painter (b. 1861)

Deaths91 years ago

1940 - Chiungtze C. Tsen, Chinese mathematician (b. 1898)

Deaths80 years ago

1942 - Ants Piip, Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1884)

Deaths78 years ago

1950 - Faik Ali Ozansoy, Turkish poet, educator, and politician (b. 1876)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Peter McWilliam, Scottish-English footballer and manager (b. 1878)

Deaths69 years ago

1953 - John Marin, American painter (b. 1870)

Deaths67 years ago

1955 - Charles Christie, American film producer, founded Christie Film Company (b. 1880)

Deaths65 years ago

1957 - Abdülhalik Renda, Turkish civil servant and politician, 6th Turkish Minister of National Defence (b. 1881)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Robert Falk, Russian painter and educator (b. 1886)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Enrico De Nicola, Italian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of Italy (b. 1877)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - Ludwig Bemelmans, Italian-American author and illustrator (b. 1898)

Deaths59 years ago

1970 - Raúl Riganti, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1893)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Louis Leakey, Kenyan-English archaeologist and paleontologist (b. 1903)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist and academic (b. 1901)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Al Jackson, Jr., American drummer, songwriter, and producer (b. 1935)

Deaths45 years ago

1984 - Walter Alston, American baseball player and manager (b. 1911)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Ninian Sanderson, Scottish race car driver (b. 1925)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - E. B. White, American essayist and journalist (b. 1899)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Archie League, American air traffic controller (b. 1907)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Sacheverell Sitwell, English author, poet, and critic (b. 1897)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Curtis LeMay, American general (b. 1906)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Petra Kelly, German activist and politician (b. 1947)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Paul Lorenzen, German mathematician and philosopher (b. 1915)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - Jerome H. Lemelson, American engineer and philanthropist (b. 1923)

Deaths23 years ago

2002 - Walter Annenberg, American publisher and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1908)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Bruce Palmer, Canadian bass player (b. 1946)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Robert Vaidlo, Estonian journalist and author (b. 1921)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Fawaz al-Rabeiee, Saudi Arabian terrorist (b. 1979)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Jerald Tanner, American author and activist (b. 1938)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and composer (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Chris Mainwaring, Australian footballer and journalist (b. 1965)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Al Oerter, American discus thrower (b. 1936)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - John Biddle, American cinematographer (b. 1925)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Cintio Vitier, Cuban poet and author (b. 1921)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Ian Buxton, English footballer and cricketer (b. 1938)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey player and golfer (b. 1931)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Octavio Getino, Spanish-Argentinian director and screenwriter (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Eric Hobsbawm, Egyptian-English historian and author (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mark R. Kravitz, American lawyer and judge (b. 1950)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Moshe Sanbar, Hungarian-Israeli economist and banker (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Shlomo Venezia, Greek-Italian Holocaust survivor and author (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Arnold Burns, American lawyer and politician, 21st United States Deputy Attorney General (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tom Clancy, American author (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Imero Fiorentino, American lighting designer (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Israel Gutman, Polish-Israeli historian and author (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ole Danbolt Mjøs, Norwegian physician, academic, and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jim Rountree, American football player and coach (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Lynsey de Paul, English singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Shlomo Lahat, Israeli general and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - José Martínez, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Robert Serra, Venezuelan criminologist and politician (b. 1987)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Božo Bakota, Croatian footballer (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Don Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1915)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Hadi Norouzi, Iranian footballer (b. 1985)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jacob Pressman, American rabbi and academic, co-founded American Jewish University (b. 1919)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Dave Strader, American sportscaster (b. 1955)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Charles Aznavour, French-Armenian singer, composer, writer, filmmaker and public figure (b. 1924)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Karel Gott, Сzeсh singer (b. 1939)

Deaths1 years ago

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