Holidays and observances

World Space Week (October 4–10)

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

Events

610 - Heraclius arrives at Constantinople, kills Byzantine Emperor Phocas, and becomes emperor.

Events

816 - King Louis the Pious is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by the Pope.

Events

869 - The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to depose patriarch Photios I.

Events

1143 - King Alfonso VII of León and Castile recognises Portugal as a Kingdom.

Events877 years ago

1450 - Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria expels Jews from his jurisdiction.

Events570 years ago

1550 - The city of Concepción is founded, in present-day Chile.

Events470 years ago

1607 - Assassins sent by the Pope attempt to kill Venetian statesman and scientist Paolo Sarpi.

Events413 years ago

1665 - The University of Kiel is founded.

Events355 years ago

1789 - French Revolution: The Women's March on Versailles effectively terminates royal authority.

Events231 years ago

1813 - War of 1812: The Army of the Northwest defeats a British and Native Canadian force threatening Detroit.

Events207 years ago

1838 - The Killough massacre in east Texas sees eighteen Texian settlers either killed or kidnapped.

Events182 years ago

1857 - The city of Anaheim, California is founded.

Events163 years ago

1869 - The Saxby Gale devastates the Bay of Fundy region in Canada.

Events151 years ago

1869 - The Hennepin Island tunnel collapses during construction, nearly destroying St. Anthony Falls.

Events151 years ago

1877 - The Nez Perce War in the northwestern United States comes to an end.

Events143 years ago

1905 - The Wright brothers pilot the Wright Flyer III in a new world record flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes.

Events115 years ago

1910 - In a revolution in Portugal the monarchy is overthrown and a republic is declared.

Events110 years ago

1911 - The Kowloon–Canton Railway commences service.

Events109 years ago

1914 - World War I: An aircraft successfully destroys another aircraft with gunfire.

Events106 years ago

1921 - The World Series is the first to be broadcast on radio.

Events99 years ago

1930 - British airship R101 crashes in France en route to India on its maiden voyage.

Events90 years ago

1936 - The Jarrow March sets off for London.

Events84 years ago

1938 - In Nazi Germany, Jews' passports are invalidated.

Events82 years ago

1943 - Ninety-eight American POWs are executed by Japanese forces on Wake Island.

Events77 years ago
Events76 years ago

1945 - A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of the Warner Brothers studio.

Events75 years ago

1947 - President Truman makes the first televised Oval Office address.

Events73 years ago

1948 - The Ashgabat earthquake kills between 10,000 and 110,000 people.

Events72 years ago

1966 - A reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Detroit suffers a partial meltdown.

Events54 years ago

1968 - A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Derry is violently suppressed by police.

Events52 years ago

1970 - The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.

Events50 years ago

1970 - The British Trade Commissioner is kidnapped by members of the FLQ, triggering the October Crisis in Canada.

Events50 years ago

1974 - Bombs planted by the PIRA kill four British soldiers and one civilian.

Events46 years ago

1982 - Tylenol products are recalled after bottles in Chicago laced with cyanide cause seven deaths.

Events38 years ago

1984 - Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space.

Events36 years ago

1986 - Mordechai Vanunu's story in The Sunday Times reveals Israel's secret nuclear weapons.

Events34 years ago

1988 - A Chilean opposition coalition defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt.

Events32 years ago

1990 - After 150 years The Herald newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, is published for the last time as a separate newspaper.

Events30 years ago

1991 - An Indonesian Air Force C-130 crash kills 135 people.

Events29 years ago

1999 - The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.

Events21 years ago

2000 - Mass demonstrations in Serbia force the resignation of Slobodan Milošević.

Events20 years ago

2011 - In the Mekong River massacre, two Chinese cargo boats are hijacked and 13 crew members murdered.

Events9 years ago

Births

1274 - Al-Dhahabi, Syrian scholar and historian (d. 1348)

Births746 years ago
Births682 years ago

1377 - Louis II of Anjou (d. 1417)

Births643 years ago

1422 - Catherine, Princess of Asturias, Spanish royal (d. 1424)

Births598 years ago

1487 - Ludwig of Hanau-Lichtenberg, German nobleman (d. 1553)

Births533 years ago

1520 - Alessandro Farnese, Italian cardinal and diplomat (d. 1589)

Births500 years ago

1524 - Rani Durgavati, Queen of Gond (d. 1564)

Births496 years ago

1609 - Paul Fleming, German physician and poet (d. 1640)

Births411 years ago
Births379 years ago

1658 - Mary of Modena (d. 1718)

Births362 years ago

1687 - Maria Maddalena Martinengo, Italian nun (d. 1737)

Births333 years ago

1695 - John Glas, Scottish minister (d. 1773)

Births325 years ago

1703 - Jonathan Edwards, American pastor and theologian (d. 1758)

Births317 years ago

1712 - Francesco Guardi, Italian painter (d. 1793)

Births308 years ago

1713 - Denis Diderot, French philosopher and critic (d. 1784)

Births307 years ago

1715 - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist and educator (d. 1789)

Births305 years ago

1728 - Chevalier d'Éon, French diplomat and spy (d. 1810)

Births292 years ago

1743 - Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Italian composer and educator (d. 1818)

Births277 years ago

1781 - Bernard Bolzano, Czech mathematician and philosopher (d. 1848)

Births239 years ago

1792 - Joseph Crosfield, English businessman (d. 1844)

Births228 years ago

1795 - Alexander Keith, Scottish-Canadian brewer and politician, 13th Mayor of Halifax (d. 1873)

Births225 years ago

1803 - Friedrich Bernhard Westphal, Danish-German painter (d. 1844)

Births217 years ago

1816 - Ursula Frayne, Irish-Australian nun and missionary (d. 1885)

Births204 years ago

1817 - Catherine Cooper Hopley, British author and naturalist (d. 1911)

Births203 years ago

1820 - David Wilber, American lawyer and politician (d. 1890)

Births200 years ago

1824 - Henry Chadwick, English-American historian and author (d. 1908)

Births196 years ago

1829 - Chester A. Arthur, American general, lawyer, and politician, 21st President of the United States (d. 1886)

Births191 years ago

1844 - Francis William Reitz, South African lawyer and politician, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (d. 1934)

Births176 years ago

1848 - Guido von List, Austrian-German journalist and poet (d. 1919)

Births172 years ago

1850 - Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician (d. 1910)

Births170 years ago

1857 - Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich, Irish author and playwright (d. 1942)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Helen Churchill Candee, American journalist and author (d. 1949)

Births162 years ago

1864 - Louis Lumière, French director and producer (d. 1948)

Births156 years ago

1873 - Lucien Mérignac, French fencer (d. 1941)

Births147 years ago

1877 - Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1959)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Louise Dresser, American actress (d. 1965)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Francis Peyton Rous, American pathologist and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Robert H. Goddard, American physicist, engineer, and academic (d. 1945)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Ernst Pittschau, German actor (d. 1951)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Arunachalam Mahadeva, Sri Lankan politician and diplomat (d. 1969)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Ida Rubinstein, Russian ballerina and actress (d. 1960)

Births135 years ago

1887 - René Cassin, French judge and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Manny Ziener, German actress (d. 1972)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Mary Fuller, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1973)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Teresa de la Parra, French-Venezuelan author and educator (d. 1936)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Remington Kellogg, American zoologist and paleontologist (d. 1969)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Bevil Rudd, South African runner and journalist (d. 1948)

Births126 years ago

1898 - Nachum Gutman, Moldovan-Israeli painter and sculptor (d. 1980)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Elda Anderson, American physicist and health researcher (d. 1961)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Bing Xin, Chinese author and poet, known for her contributions to children's literature (d. 1998)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Margherita Bontade, Italian politician (d. 1992)

Births120 years ago

1901 - John Alton, Austrian-American director and cinematographer (d. 1996)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Larry Fine, American comedian (d. 1975)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Ray Kroc, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1984)

Births118 years ago

1903 - M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist and academic (d. 1989)

Births117 years ago

1905 - John Hoyt, American actor (d. 1991)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (d. 1987)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Mrs. Miller, American novelty singer (d. 1997)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Ragnar Nurkse, Estonian-American economist and academic (d. 1959)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Mehmet Ali Aybar, Turkish lawyer and politician (d. 1995)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Joshua Logan, American director and screenwriter (d. 1988)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Tony Malinosky, American baseball player and soldier (d. 2011)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Pierre Dansereau, Canadian ecologist and academic (d. 2011)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Brian O'Nolan, Irish author and playwright (d. 1966)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Fritz Fischer, German physician (d. 2003)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Eugene B. Fluckey, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2007)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Zhang Zhen, Chinese general and politician (d. 2015)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Stetson Kennedy, American author and activist (d. 2011)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Allen Ludden, American television personality and game show host (d. 1981)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Magda Szabó, Hungarian author and poet (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Donald Pleasence, English actor (d. 1995)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Bill Willis, American football player and coach (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Jim Godbolt, English historian and journalist (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1922 - José Froilán González, Argentinian racing driver (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Bil Keane, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Philip Berrigan, American priest and activist (d. 2002)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Stig Dagerman, Swedish journalist and author (d. 1954)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (d. 1994)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Glynis Johns, South African-born British actress and singer

Births97 years ago

1923 - Kailashpati Mishra, Indian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor of Gujarat (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Bill Dana, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births96 years ago

1924 - José Donoso, Chilean author (d. 1996)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Barbara Kelly, Canadian actress and screenwriter (d. 2007)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Frederic Morton, Austrian-American banker, journalist, and author (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Gail Davis, American actress (d. 1997)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Herbert Kretzmer, South African-English journalist and songwriter

Births95 years ago

1925 - Antoine Gizenga, Congolese politician (d. 2019)

Births95 years ago

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

Births95 years ago

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

Births94 years ago

1926 - Willi Unsoeld, American mountaineer and educator (d. 1979)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Louise Fitzhugh, American author and illustrator (d. 1974)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Richard F. Gordon Jr., American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2017)

Births91 years ago

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

Births91 years ago

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

Births90 years ago

1930 - Reinhard Selten, German economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Rosalie Gower, Canadian nurse and politician (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Neal Ascherson, Scottish journalist and author

Births88 years ago

1932 - Dean Prentice, Canadian ice hockey player

Births88 years ago

1932 - Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist and police officer (d. 2006)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Doug Bailey, American political consultant, founded The Hotline (d. 2013)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Diane Cilento, Australian actress and author (d. 2011)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Billy Lee Riley, American rockabilly musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer (d. 2009)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Kenneth D. Taylor, Canadian businessman and diplomat (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1936 - Václav Havel, Czech poet, playwright, and politician, 1st President of the Czech Republic (d. 2011)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Carlo Mastrangelo, American doo-wop singer (d. 2016)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Barry Switzer, American football player and coach

Births83 years ago

1938 - Johnny Duncan, American country singer (d. 2006)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Teresa Heinz, Mozambican-American businesswoman and philanthropist

Births82 years ago

1939 - Marie-Claire Blais, Canadian author and playwright

Births81 years ago

1939 - A. R. Penck, German painter and sculptor (d. 2017)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Walter Wolf, Austrian-Canadian businessman, founded Walter Wolf Racing

Births81 years ago

1939 - Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino lawyer and jurist

Births81 years ago

1940 - Rein Aun, Estonian decathlete and coach (d. 1995)

Births80 years ago

1940 - John Byrne Cooke, American author and photographer (d. 2017)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Bob Cowper, Australian cricketer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Roy Book Binder, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Stephanie Cole, English actress

Births79 years ago

1941 - Eduardo Duhalde, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 50th President of Argentina

Births79 years ago

1942 - Billy Scott, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Richard Street, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Ben Cardin, American lawyer and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Steve Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Michael Morpurgo, English author, poet, and playwright

Births77 years ago

1944 - Richard Rosser, Baron Rosser, English union leader and politician

Births76 years ago

1945 - Brian Connolly, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Geoff Leigh, English saxophonist and flute player

Births75 years ago

1946 - Zahida Hina, Pakistani journalist and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Robin Lane Fox, English historian and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Heather MacRae, American actress

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster

Births74 years ago

1946 - David Watson, English footballer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Michèle Pierre-Louis, Haitian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Haiti

Births73 years ago

1948 - Carter Cornelius, American singer (d. 1991)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Russell Mael, American vocalist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Tawl Ross, American guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Zoran Živković, Serbian author and academic

Births72 years ago

1949 - Peter Ackroyd, English biographer, novelist and critic

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ralph Goodale, Canadian lawyer and politician, 36th Canadian Minister of Finance

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bill James, American historian and author

Births71 years ago

1949 - B. W. Stevenson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Yashiki Takajin, Japanese singer and television host (d. 2014)

Births71 years ago

1950 - "Fast" Eddie Clarke, English rock guitarist (d. 2018)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (d. 2011)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Edward P. Jones, American novelist and short story writer

Births70 years ago

1950 - James Rizzi, American painter and illustrator (d. 2011)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Karen Allen, American actress

Births69 years ago

1951 - Bob Geldof, British singer-songwriter and actor

Births69 years ago

1952 - Clive Barker, English author, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Harold Faltermeyer, German keyboard player, composer, and producer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Imran Khan, Pakistani cricketer and Prime Minister

Births68 years ago

1953 - Philip Hampton, English-Scottish accountant and businessman

Births67 years ago

1953 - Roy Laidlaw, Scottish rugby player

Births67 years ago

1955 - John Alexander, English footballer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jean-Jacques Lafon, French singer-songwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Adair Turner, Baron Turner of Ecchinswell, English academic and businessman

Births65 years ago

1957 - Mark Geragos, American lawyer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Lee Thompson, English singer-songwriter and saxophonist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Bernie Mac, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births63 years ago

1958 - André Kuipers, Dutch physician and astronaut

Births62 years ago

1958 - Neil Peart, Australian footballer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author

Births62 years ago

1959 - Maya Lin, American architect and sculptor, designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Civil Rights Memorial

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kelly Joe Phelps, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1959 - David Shannon, American author and illustrator

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kenan İpek, Turkish lawyer and judge

Births61 years ago

1960 - Careca, Brazilian footballer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Daniel Baldwin, American actor, director, and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - David Kirk, New Zealand rugby player and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Pato Banton, English singer-songwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - David Bryson, American guitarist and singer-songwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Sharon Cheslow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Michael Andretti, American race car driver

Births58 years ago

1962 - Thomas Herbst, German footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Caron Keating, British television host (d. 2004)

Births58 years ago

1963 - Laura Davies, English golfer and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - Tony Dodemaide, Australian cricketer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Michael Hadschieff, Austrian speed skater

Births57 years ago

1963 - Nick Robinson, English journalist and blogger

Births57 years ago

1964 - Dave Dederer, American guitarist and singer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Philip A. Haigh, English historian and author

Births56 years ago

1964 - Malik Saidullaev, Russian businessman

Births56 years ago

1964 - Korina Sanchez, Filipino journalist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Trace Armstrong, American football player and agent

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mario Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Patrick Roy, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Dennis Byrd, American football player (d. 2016)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Sean M. Carroll, American physicist, cosmologist, and academic

Births54 years ago

1966 - Terri Runnels, American wrestler and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jan Verhaas, Dutch snooker player and referee

Births54 years ago

1967 - Rex Chapman, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Guy Pearce, English-Australian actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Dorian West, Welsh-English rugby player

Births53 years ago

1970 - Josie Bissett, American actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Matthew Knights, Australian footballer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Audie Pitre, American singer and bass player (d. 1997)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tord Gustavsen, Norwegian pianist and composer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Cal Wilson, New Zealand comedian, actress, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Tonia Antoniazzi, British politician

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mauricio Pellegrino, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Annely Akkermann, Estonian banker and politician

Births48 years ago

1972 - Aaron Guiel, Canadian baseball player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Grant Hill, American basketball player and actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Thomas Roberts, American journalist and actor

Births48 years ago

1973 - Cédric Villani, French mathematician and academic

Births47 years ago

1974 - Rich Franklin, American mixed martial artist and actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Colin Meloy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Anousjka van Exel, Dutch tennis player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Bobo Baldé, French-Guinean footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Carson Ellis, American painter and illustrator

Births45 years ago

1975 - Parminder Nagra, English actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Monica Rial, American voice actress, director, and screenwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Kate Winslet, English actress

Births45 years ago

1976 - Ramzan Kadyrov, Russian-Chechen general and politician, 3rd President of the Chechen Republic

Births44 years ago

1976 - Royston Tan, Singaporean director, producer, and screenwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - J. J. Yeley, American race car driver

Births44 years ago

1977 - Hugleikur Dagsson, Icelandic author, illustrator, and critic

Births43 years ago

1977 - Vinnie Paz, Italian-American rapper and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Konstantin Zyryanov, Russian footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Mark Gower, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jesse Palmer, Canadian football player and sportscaster

Births42 years ago

1978 - Shane Ryan, Irish footballer and hurler

Births42 years ago

1978 - James Valentine, American guitarist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Steinar Nickelsen, Norwegian organist and composer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Morgan Webb, Canadian-American television host and producer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Vince Grella, Australian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Curtis Sanford, Canadian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Paul Thomas, American bass player

Births40 years ago

1980 - James Toseland, English motorcycle racer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Joel Lindpere, Estonian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Andy Nägelein, German footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Michael Roos, Estonian-American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Steve Williams, Australian-German rugby player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Jesse Eisenberg, American actor and writer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Florian Mayer, German tennis player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladeshi cricketer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Naima Adedapo, American singer and dancer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kenwyne Jones, Trinidadian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Nicola Roberts, English singer-songwriter

Births35 years ago

1986 - Mladen Bartulović, Croatian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Dillon Francis, American DJ and record producer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kevin Mirallas, Belgian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tim Ream, American soccer player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Park So-yeon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver

Births33 years ago

1987 - Luigi Vitale, Italian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Benny Howell, English cricketer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Bahar Kızıl, German singer-songwriter

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kevin Olusola, American musician, beatboxer, singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Maja Salvador, Filipino actress, dancer, singer, and host

Births32 years ago

1989 - Kelsey Adrian, Canadian basketball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Marcel Baude, German footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Ify Ibekwe, American basketball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Nathan Peats, Australian rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1992 - Kevin Magnussen, Danish racing driver

Births28 years ago

1996 - Jayden Nikorima, New Zealand rugby league player

Births24 years ago

1999 - Connor McLennan, Scottish footballer

Births21 years ago

2000 - Taahira Butterfield, Bermudian athlete

Births20 years ago

2006 - Jacob Tremblay, Canadian actor

Births14 years ago

Deaths

578 - Justin II, Byzantine emperor (b. 520)

Deaths

610 - Phocas, Byzantine emperor

Deaths

989 - Henry III, duke of Bavaria (b. 940)

Deaths

1056 - Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1016)

Deaths964 years ago

1111 - Robert II, count of Flanders (b. 1065)

Deaths909 years ago

1112 - Sigebert of Gembloux, French monk, historian, and author (b. 1030)

Deaths908 years ago

1214 - Alfonso VIII, king of Castile and Toledo (b. 1155)

Deaths806 years ago

1225 - Al-Nasir, Abbasid caliph (b. 1158)

Deaths795 years ago

1285 - Philip III, king of France (b. 1245)

Deaths735 years ago

1354 - Giovanni Visconti, Italian cardinal (b. 1290)

Deaths666 years ago

1398 - Blanche of Navarre, queen of France (b. 1330)

Deaths622 years ago

1399 - Raymond of Capua, Italian priest and Master General (b. c. 1330)

Deaths621 years ago

1524 - Joachim Patinir, Flemish landscape painter (b. c. 1480)

Deaths496 years ago

1528 - Richard Foxe, English bishop and academic (b. 1448)

Deaths492 years ago

1540 - Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet and educator (b. 1488)

Deaths480 years ago

1564 - Pierre de Manchicourt, Flemish composer and educator (b. 1510)

Deaths456 years ago

1565 - Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician and academic (b. 1522)

Deaths455 years ago

1606 - Philippe Desportes, French poet and author (b. 1546)

Deaths414 years ago

1629 - Heribert Rosweyde, Jesuit hagiographer (b. 1569)

Deaths391 years ago

1714 - Kaibara Ekken, Japanese botanist and philosopher (b. 1630)

Deaths306 years ago

1740 - Jean-Philippe Baratier, German astronomer and scholar (b. 1721)

Deaths280 years ago

1777 - Johann Andreas Segner, Slovak-German mathematician, physicist, and physician (b. 1704)

Deaths243 years ago

1802 - Sanité Bélair, Haitian freedom fighter (b. 1781)

Deaths218 years ago

1805 - Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1738)

Deaths215 years ago

1813 - Tecumseh, American tribal leader (b. 1768)

Deaths207 years ago

1827 - William Mullins, 2nd Baron Ventry, Anglo-Irish politician and peer (b. 1761)

Deaths193 years ago

1848 - Joseph Hormayr, Baron zu Hortenburg, Austrian-German historian and politician (b. 1781)

Deaths172 years ago

1861 - Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish archbishop (b. 1778)

Deaths159 years ago

1880 - Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (b. 1819)

Deaths140 years ago

1885 - Thomas C. Durant, American railroad tycoon (b. 1820)

Deaths135 years ago

1895 - Ralph Tollemache, English priest (b. 1826)

Deaths125 years ago

1913 - Hans von Bartels, German painter and educator (b. 1856)

Deaths107 years ago

1914 - Albert Solomon, Australian politician, 23rd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1876)

Deaths106 years ago

1918 - Roland Garros, French soldier and pilot (b. 1888)

Deaths102 years ago

1921 - John Storey, Australian politician, 20th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1869)

Deaths99 years ago

1927 - Sam Warner, Polish-American director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded Warner Bros. (b. 1887)

Deaths93 years ago

1929 - Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, Indian priest, founded the Sisters of the Destitute (b. 1876)

Deaths91 years ago

1930 - Christopher Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, Indian-English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Air (b. 1875)

Deaths90 years ago

1933 - Renée Adorée, French-American actress (b. 1898)

Deaths87 years ago

1933 - Nikolai Yudenich, Russian general (b. 1862)

Deaths87 years ago

1936 - J. Slauerhoff, Dutch poet and author (b. 1898)

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - Faustina Kowalska, Polish nun and saint (b. 1905)

Deaths82 years ago

1938 - Albert Ranft, Swedish actor and director (b. 1858)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - Ballington Booth, English-American activist, co-founded the Volunteers of America (b. 1857)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Lincoln Loy McCandless, American rancher and politician (b. 1859)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1889)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1856)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Dorothea Klumpke, American astronomer (b. 1861)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Leon Roppolo, American clarinet player and composer (b. 1902)

Deaths77 years ago

1950 - Frederic Lewy, German-American neurologist and academic (b. 1885)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1884)

Deaths68 years ago

1967 - Clifton Williams, American astronaut (b. 1932)

Deaths53 years ago

1976 - Barbara Nichols, American actress (b. 1928)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Lars Onsager, Norwegian-American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

Deaths44 years ago

1981 - Gloria Grahame, American actress (b. 1923)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Humberto Mauro, Brazilian director and screenwriter (b. 1897)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Earl Tupper, American inventor and businessman, founded the Tupperware Corporation (b. 1907)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Karl Menger, Austrian-American mathematician from the Vienna Circle (b. 1902)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver and accountant (b. 1947)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Hal B. Wallis, American film producer (b. 1898)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1919)

Deaths34 years ago

1992 - Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (b. 1939)

Deaths28 years ago

1996 - Seymour Cray, American engineer and businessman, founded CRAY Inc (b. 1925)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Brian Pillman, American football player and wrestler (b. 1962)

Deaths23 years ago

2000 - Johanna Döbereiner, Brazilian agronomist (b. 1924)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Cătălin Hîldan, Romanian footballer (b. 1976)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Mike Mansfield, American soldier, politician, and diplomat, 22nd United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1903)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Chuck Rayner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Dan Snyder, Canadian-American ice hockey player (b. 1978)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist, director, and producer (b. 1957)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - William H. Dobelle, American biologist and academic (b. 1941)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-English physicist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Antonio Peña, Mexican wrestling promoter, founded Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (b. 1953)

Deaths14 years ago

2009 - Mike Alexander, English singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1977)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Bernard Clavel, French journalist and author (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Mary Leona Gage, American model and actress, Miss USA 1957 (b. 1939)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Steve Lee, Swiss singer-songwriter (b. 1963)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Derrick Bell, American academic and scholar (b. 1930)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Bert Jansch, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Steve Jobs, American businessman, co-founder of Apple Inc. and Pixar (b. 1955)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Charles Napier, American actor and singer (b. 1936)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Fred Shuttlesworth, American activist, co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (b. 1922)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Gökşin Sipahioğlu, Turkish photographer and journalist (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Keith Campbell, English biologist and academic (b. 1954)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Vojin Dimitrijević, Croatian-Serbian lawyer and activist (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - James W. Holley, III, American dentist and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Edvard Mirzoyan, Georgian-Armenian composer and educator (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Claude Pinoteau, French director and screenwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Ruth R. Benerito, American chemist and academic (b. 1916)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Carlo Lizzani, Italian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Yakkun Sakurazuka, Japanese voice actress and singer (b. 1976)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - David Chavchavadze, English-American CIA officer and author (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Andrea de Cesaris, Italian racing driver (b. 1959)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Yuri Lyubimov, Russian actor and director (b. 1917)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Chantal Akerman, Belgian-French actress, director, and producer (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Joker Arroyo, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Grace Lee Boggs, American philosopher, author, and activist (b. 1915)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Henning Mankell, Swedish author and playwright (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Brock Yates, American journalist and author (b. 1933)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Eberhard van der Laan, Dutch politician, mayor of Amsterdam (b. 1955)

Deaths3 years ago

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