Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Columbus Day can fall, while October 14 is the latest; observed on the second Monday of October (United States); and its related observance (see also October 12):Discoverer's Day (Hawaii)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Columbus Day can fall, while October 14 is the latest; observed on the second Monday of October (United States); and its related observance (see also October 12):Indigenous Peoples' Day, a counter Columbus Day (United States)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Columbus Day can fall, while October 14 is the latest; observed on the second Monday of October (United States); and its related observance (see also October 12):Piomingo Day (Chickasaw Nation)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Mother's Day can fall, while October 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Monday in October (Malawi)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which the first day of Fire Prevention Week can fall, while October 14 is the latest; observed on the second week in October. (United States and Canada)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Thanksgiving can fall, while October 14 is the latest; observed on the second Monday in October. (Canada)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which White Sunday can fall, while October 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in October. (Samoa, Tonga)

Holidays and observances

World Space Week (October 4–10)

Holidays and observances

Air Force Day (India)

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Independence Day, celebrates the official separation of Croatia from Yugoslavia in 1991.

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Holidays and observances

International Lesbian Day

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Holidays and observances

Events

314 - Constantine I defeats Roman Emperor Licinius, who loses his European territories.

Events

451 - The first session of the Council of Chalcedon begins.

Events

876 - Frankish forces led by Louis the Younger prevent a West Frankish invasion and defeat emperor Charles II ("the Bald").

Events

1075 - Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned King of Croatia.

Events945 years ago

1200 - Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England.

Events820 years ago

1322 - Mladen II Šubić of Bribir is deposed as the Croatian Ban after the Battle of Bliska.

Events698 years ago

1480 - The Great stand on the Ugra river puts an end to Tartar rule over Moscow

Events540 years ago

1573 - End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in the Eighty Years' War.

Events447 years ago

1645 - Jeanne Mance open the first lay hospital in North America.

Events375 years ago

1813 - The Treaty of Ried is signed between Bavaria and Austria.

Events207 years ago

1821 - The Peruvian Navy is established during the War of Independence.

Events199 years ago

1829 - Stephenson's Rocket wins the Rainhill Trials.

Events191 years ago

1856 - The Second Opium War between several western powers and China begins with the Arrow Incident.

Events164 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: The Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted at the Battle of Perryville.

Events158 years ago

1871 - The Great Chicago Fire and the much deadlier Peshtigo Fire break out.

Events149 years ago

1879 - War of the Pacific: The Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos.

Events141 years ago

1895 - Korean Empress Myeongseong is assassinated by Japanese infiltrators.

Events125 years ago

1912 - The First Balkan War begins when Montenegro declares war against the Ottoman Empire.

Events108 years ago

1918 - World War I: Corporal Alvin C. York kills 28 German soldiers and captures 132 for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Events102 years ago

1921 - KDKA in Pittsburgh's Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.

Events99 years ago
Events81 years ago

1941 - World War II: During the preliminaries of the Battle of Rostov, German forces reach the Sea of Azov with the capture of Mariupol.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: Around 30 civilians are executed by Friedrich Schubert's paramilitary group in Kallikratis, Crete.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: Captain Bobbie Brown earns a Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Crucifix Hill, just outside Aachen.

Events76 years ago

1952 - The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash kills 112 people.

Events68 years ago

1956 - The New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series.

Events64 years ago

1962 - Der Spiegel publishes an article disclosing the sorry state of the Bundeswehr, and is soon accused of treason.

Events58 years ago

1967 - Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

Events53 years ago

1969 - The opening rally of the Days of Rage occurs, organized by the Weather Underground in Chicago.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize in literature.

Events50 years ago

1973 - Yom Kippur War: Israel loses more than 150 tanks in a failed attack on Egyptian-occupied positions.

Events47 years ago

1973 - Spyros Markezinis begins his 48-day term as prime minister in an abortive attempt to lead Greece to parliamentary rule.

Events47 years ago

1974 - Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it is the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.

Events46 years ago

1978 - Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60 mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.

Events42 years ago

1982 - Poland bans Solidarity and all other trade unions.

Events38 years ago

1982 - Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

Events38 years ago

1990 - Second Intifada: Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock.

Events30 years ago

1991 - Upon the expiration of the Brioni Agreement, Croatia and Slovenia sever all official relations with Yugoslavia.

Events29 years ago

2001 - A twin engine Cessna and a Scandinavian Airlines System jetliner collide in heavy fog during takeoff from Milan, Italy, killing 118 people.

Events19 years ago

2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

Events19 years ago

2005 - The 7.6 MwKashmir earthquake leaves 86,000–87,351 people dead, 69,000–75,266 injured, and 2.8 million homeless.

Events15 years ago

2014 - Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola, dies.

Events6 years ago

2016 - In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the death toll rises to nearly 900.

Events4 years ago

2019 - About 200 Extinction Rebellion activists block the gates of Leinster House (parliament) in the Republic of Ireland.

Events1 years ago

Births

319 BC - Pyrrhus of Epirus (d. 272 BC)

Births

1150 - Narapatisithu, king of Burma (d. 1211)

Births870 years ago

1515 - Margaret Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas (d. 1578)

Births505 years ago

1551 - Giulio Caccini, Italian composer (d. 1618)

Births469 years ago

1553 - Jacques Auguste de Thou, French historian (d. 1617)

Births467 years ago

1585 - Heinrich Schütz, German organist and composer (d. 1672)

Births435 years ago

1609 - John Clarke, English physician (d. 1676)

Births411 years ago

1676 - Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish monk and scholar (d. 1764)

Births344 years ago

1713 - Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and author (d. 1793)

Births307 years ago

1715 - Michel Benoist, French scientist and missionary (d. 1774)

Births305 years ago

1747 - Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician (d. 1807)

Births273 years ago
Births267 years ago

1765 - Harman Blennerhassett, English-Irish lawyer and politician (d. 1831)

Births255 years ago

1789 - John Ruggles, American lawyer and politician (d. 1874)

Births231 years ago

1789 - William John Swainson, English-New Zealand ornithologist and entomologist (d. 1855)

Births231 years ago

1807 - Harriet Taylor Mill, English philosopher and activist (d. 1858)

Births213 years ago

1818 - John Henninger Reagan, American judge and politician, 3rd Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)

Births202 years ago

1834 - Walter Kittredge, American violinist and composer (d. 1905)

Births186 years ago

1845 - Salomon Kalischer, German pianist, composer, and physicist (d. 1924)

Births175 years ago

1847 - Rose Scott, Australian activist (d. 1925)

Births173 years ago

1848 - Pierre De Geyter, Belgian composer (d. 1932)

Births172 years ago

1850 - Henry Louis Le Châtelier, French chemist and academic (d. 1936)

Births170 years ago

1860 - John D. Batten, British painter, printmaker and illustrator (d.1932)

Births160 years ago

1863 - Edythe Chapman, American actress (d. 1948)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Ozias Leduc, Canadian painter and educator (d. 1955)

Births156 years ago

1870 - Louis Vierne, French organist and composer (d. 1937)

Births150 years ago

1872 - Mary Engle Pennington, American bacteriological chemist and refrigeration engineer (d. 1952)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish chemist and astronomer (d. 1967)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Alexey Shchusev, Russian architect and academic, designed Lenin's Mausoleum (d. 1949)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Laurence Doherty, English tennis player and golfer (d. 1919)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Frederick Montague, 1st Baron Amwell, English lieutenant and politician (d. 1966)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Hans Heysen, German-Australian painter (d. 1968)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Huntley Gordon, Canadian-American actor (d. 1956)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Harry McClintock, American singer-songwriter and poet (d. 1957)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Dick Burnett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (d. 1942)

Births136 years ago

1887 - Ping Bodie, American baseball player (d. 1961)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Donie Bush, American baseball player, manager, and team owner (d. 1972)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Ernst Kretschmer, German psychiatrist and author (d. 1964)

Births132 years ago

1889 - R. Fraser Armstrong, Canadian engineer (d. 1983)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Collett E. Woolman, American businessman, co-founded Delta Air Lines (d. 1966)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Snuffy Browne, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1964)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Eddie Rickenbacker, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1973)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet and author (d. 1941)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Clarence Williams, American pianist and composer (d. 1965)

Births127 years ago

1895 - Zog I of Albania (d. 1961)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Juan Perón, Argentinian general and politician, 29th President of Argentina (d. 1974)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Julien Duvivier, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1967)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Rouben Mamoulian, Georgian-American director and screenwriter (d. 1987)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Marcel Herrand, French actor (d. 1953)

Births123 years ago

1901 - Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and theorist (d. 1977)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Mark Oliphant, Australian physicist, humanitarian and politician, Governor of South Australia (d. 2000)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Georgy Geshev, Bulgarian chess player (d. 1937)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Yves Giraud-Cabantous, French race car driver (d. 1973)

Births116 years ago

1907 - Richard Sharpe Shaver, American author and illustrator (d. 1975)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Ezekias Papaioannou, Greek-Cypriot politician (d. 1988)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Paulette Dubost, French actress (d. 2011)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Gus Hall, American soldier and politician (d. 2000)

Births110 years ago

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

Births110 years ago

1910 - Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (d. 2003)

Births110 years ago

1913 - Robert R. Gilruth, American pilot and engineer (d. 2000)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Marios Makrionitis, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Athens (d. 1959)

Births107 years ago

1917 - Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Walter Lord, American historian and author (d. 2002)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Danny Murtaugh, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1976)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Rodney Robert Porter, English biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Halfdan Hegtun, Norwegian radio host and politician (d. 2012)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Jens Christian Skou, Danish chemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2018)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Jack McGrath, American race car driver (d. 1955)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Kiichi Miyazawa, Japanese politician, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Frank Herbert, American journalist, photographer, and author (d. 1986)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2007)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Herbert B. Leonard, American production manager and producer (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1924 - Alphons Egli, Swiss lawyer and politician, 77th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2016)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Aloísio Lorscheider, Brazilian cardinal (d. 2007)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Indian poet and scholar (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1924 - John Nelder, English mathematician and statistician (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Álvaro Magaña, Salvadoran economist and politician, President of El Salvador (d. 2001)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Raaj Kumar, Pakistani-Indian police officer and actor (d. 1996)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Jim Elliot, American missionary and translator (d. 1956)

Births93 years ago

1927 - César Milstein, Argentinian-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Didi, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2001)

Births92 years ago

1928 - M. Russell Ballard, American lieutenant and religious leader

Births92 years ago

1928 - Neil Harvey, Australian cricketer

Births92 years ago

1928 - Bill Maynard, English actor (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Betty Boothroyd, English academic and politician, British Speaker of the House of Commons

Births91 years ago

1930 - Pepper Adams, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1986)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Alasdair Milne, Indian-English director and producer (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Faith Ringgold, American painter and activist

Births90 years ago

1930 - Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer and theorist (d. 1996)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Bill Brown, Scottish-Canadian footballer (d. 2004)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player and police officer

Births88 years ago

1934 - Kader Asmal, South African academic and politician (d. 2011)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Gerry Hitchens, English footballer and manager (d. 1983)

Births86 years ago

1934 - James Holshouser, American lawyer and politician, 68th Governor of North Carolina (d. 2013)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Albert Roux, French-English chef

Births85 years ago

1936 - Rona Barrett, American journalist and businesswoman

Births84 years ago

1937 - Merle Park, British ballerina and educator

Births83 years ago

1937 - Paul Schell, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Seattle (d. 2014)

Births83 years ago

1938 - William Corlett, English author and playwright (d. 2005)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Walter Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey coach and author

Births82 years ago

1938 - Fred Stolle, Australian-American tennis player and sportscaster

Births82 years ago

1938 - Bronislovas Lubys, Lithuanian businessman and politician, Prime Minister of Lithuania (d. 2011)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Elvīra Ozoliņa, Latvian javelin thrower

Births81 years ago

1939 - Harvey Pekar, American author and critic (d. 2010)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Lynne Stewart, American lawyer and criminal

Births81 years ago

1940 - Fred Cash, American soul singer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Paul Hogan, Australian actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births80 years ago

1941 - Jesse Jackson, American minister and activist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Shane Stevens, American author

Births79 years ago

1941 - George Bellamy, English singer, guitarist, and producer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Stanley Bates, English actor and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1943 - Chevy Chase, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - R. L. Stine, American author, screenwriter, and producer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (d. 2010)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Susan Raye, American country music singer

Births76 years ago

1946 - Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian scholar, activist, and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jean-Jacques Beineix, French director and producer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dennis Kucinich, American journalist and politician, 53rd Mayor of Cleveland

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bel Mooney, English journalist and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jon Ekerold, South African motorcycle racer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Richard Morris, English archaeologist, historian, and author

Births73 years ago

1947 - Emiel Puttemans, Belgian runner

Births73 years ago

1947 - Stephen Shore, American photographer and educator

Births73 years ago

1948 - Benjamin Cheever, American journalist and author

Births72 years ago

1948 - Claude Jade, French actress (d. 2006)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Johnny Ramone, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Hamish Stuart, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Sigourney Weaver, American actress and producer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Robert "Kool" Bell, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births70 years ago

1950 - Blake Morrison, English poet, author, and academic

Births70 years ago

1951 - Jack O'Connell, American educator and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Timo Salonen, Finnish race car driver

Births69 years ago

1951 - Shannon C. Stimson, American philosopher, historian, and theorist

Births69 years ago

1952 - Takis Koroneos, Greek basketball player and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jan Marijnissen, Dutch journalist and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Edward Zwick, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1953 - Robert Saxton, English composer and educator

Births67 years ago

1954 - Huub Rothengatter, Dutch race car driver and manager

Births66 years ago

1955 - Bill Elliott, American race car driver

Births65 years ago

1955 - Alain Ferté, French race car driver

Births65 years ago

1955 - Darrell Hammond, American comedian and actor

Births65 years ago

1955 - Paul Lennon, Australian politician, 42nd Premier of Tasmania

Births65 years ago

1955 - Lonnie Pitchford, American singer and guitarist (d. 1998)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Jeff Lahti, American baseball player

Births64 years ago

1956 - Janice E. Voss, American engineer and astronaut (d. 2012)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Antonio Cabrini, Italian footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1958 - Steve Coll, American journalist and author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Bret Lott, American journalist, author, and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ursula von der Leyen, Belgian-German physician and politician, Defense Minister of Germany

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ruffin McNeill, American football player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Tommy Armour III, American golfer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Nick Bakay, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Gavin Friday, Irish singer-songwriter, actor, and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Erik Gundersen, Danish motorcycle racer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Peter Horrocks, English journalist and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mike Morgan, American baseball player and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Carlos I. Noriega, Peruvian-American colonel and astronaut

Births61 years ago

1959 - Daniel Ribacoff, Brazilian-American polygraph examiner

Births61 years ago

1960 - Andrea Anastasi, Italian volleyball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Reed Hastings, American businessman, co-founded Netflix

Births60 years ago

1960 - Rano Karno, Indonesian actor and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ralf Minge, German footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - François Pérusse, Canadian singer-songwriter and comedian

Births60 years ago

1960 - Mike Teague, English rugby player

Births60 years ago

1961 - Steven Bernstein, American trumpet player and composer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jon Stevens, New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Simon Burke, Australian actor and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ted Kooshian, American pianist and composer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Richard Lintern, British actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Bruno Thiry, Belgian race car driver

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chen Xiaoxia, Chinese diver

Births58 years ago

1963 - Steve Perry, American ska singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Jakob Arjouni, German author (d. 2013)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ian Hart, English actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - CeCe Winans, American singer-songwriter

Births56 years ago

1965 - Matt Biondi, American swimmer and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Ardal O'Hanlon, Irish comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Harri Koskela, Finnish wrestler

Births55 years ago

1965 - C. J. Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births55 years ago

1966 - Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Karyn Parsons, American actress and producer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Yvonne Reyes, Venezuelan television host and actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Teddy Riley, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Ali Benarbia, Algerian footballer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Zvonimir Boban, Croatian footballer and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Emily Procter, American actress

Births52 years ago

1968 - CL Smooth, American rapper and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Leeroy Thornhill, English keyboard player and DJ

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jeremy Davies, American actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Dylan Neal, Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, Congolese colonel

Births50 years ago

1970 - Matt Damon, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Anne-Marie Duff, English actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sadiq Khan, English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Transport, Mayor of London

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sisaundra Lewis, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video game designer and director

Births50 years ago

1971 - Marc Ellis, New Zealand rugby player and television host

Births49 years ago

1971 - David Gauke, English lawyer and politician

Births49 years ago

1971 - Pınar Selek, Turkish sociologist, author, and academic

Births49 years ago

1971 - Monty Williams, American basketball player and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Terry Balsamo, American guitarist and songwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Stanislav Varga, Slovak footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jim Fairchild, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Kari Korhonen, Finnish cartoonist

Births47 years ago

1974 - Kevyn Adams, American ice hockey player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Fredrik Modin, Swedish ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Koji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower

Births46 years ago

1976 - Karina Bacchi, Brazilian model and actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Galo Blanco, Spanish tennis player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Renate Groenewold, Dutch speed skater and cyclist

Births44 years ago

1977 - Anne-Caroline Chausson, French cyclist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jamie Marchi, American voice actress, director, and screenwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Erna Siikavirta, Finnish singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Antonino D'Agostino, Italian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mick O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player and coach

Births42 years ago

1979 - Paul Burchill, English wrestler

Births41 years ago

1979 - Gregori Chad Petree, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Nick Cannon, American actor, rapper, and producer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Vladimir Kisenkov, Russian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Phil Mustard, English cricketer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Miloš Pavlović, Serbian race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Annemiek van Vleuten, Dutch cyclist

Births38 years ago

1983 - Mario Cassano, Italian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Michael Fraser, Scottish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mihkel Kukk, Estonian javelin thrower

Births37 years ago

1983 - Abhishek Nayar, Indian cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Travis Pastrana, American motorcycle racer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Domenik Hixon, American football player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Bruno Mars, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births35 years ago

1985 - Eiji Wentz, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Elliphant, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper

Births35 years ago

1986 - Louis Dodds, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Michele Sepe, Italian rugby player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Hassan Maatouk, Lebanese footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Taylor Price, American football player

Births33 years ago

1989 - Sione Lousi, New Zealand rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Mahmut Temür, Turkish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Armand Traoré, French footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Rachel Klamer, Zimbabwean-Dutch triathlete

Births30 years ago

1991 - Jordan McLean, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Maria João Koehler, Portuguese tennis player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Lidziya Marozava, Belarusian tennis player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Yoshikazu Fujita, Japanese rugby union player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Garbiñe Muguruza, Spanish tennis player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Barbara Palvin, Hungarian model and actress

Births27 years ago

1993 - Molly Quinn, American actress and producer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Darrell Wallace, Jr., American race car driver

Births27 years ago

1994 - Luca Hänni, Swiss singer-songwriter

Births26 years ago

1995 - G Herbo, American rapper

Births25 years ago

1996 - Sara Sorribes Tormo, Spanish tennis player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Sara Takanashi, Japanese ski jumper

Births24 years ago

1997 - Bella Thorne, American actress

Births23 years ago

Deaths

705 - Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Muslim caliph (b. 646)

Deaths

923 - Pilgrim I, archbishop of Salzburg

Deaths

951 - Xiao Sagezhi, Chinese Khitan empress

Deaths

1281 - Princess Constance of Greater Poland (b. c.1245)

Deaths739 years ago
Deaths734 years ago

1317 - Emperor Fushimi of Japan (b. 1265)

Deaths703 years ago

1354 - Cola di Rienzo, Roman tribune (b. c.1313)

Deaths666 years ago
Deaths584 years ago

1469 - Filippo Lippi, artist (b. 1406)

Deaths551 years ago

1594 - Ishikawa Goemon, ninja and thief of Japan (b. 1558)

Deaths426 years ago

1621 - Antoine de Montchrestien, French soldier, playwright, and economist (b. 1575)

Deaths399 years ago

1647 - Christen Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer and mathematician (b. 1562)

Deaths373 years ago

1652 - John Greaves, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1602)

Deaths368 years ago
Deaths364 years ago

1659 - Jean de Quen, French missionary, priest, and historian (b. 1603)

Deaths361 years ago

1735 - Yongzheng Emperor of China (b. 1678)

Deaths285 years ago

1754 - Henry Fielding, English novelist and playwright (b. 1707)

Deaths266 years ago

1772 - Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, French violinist and composer (b. 1711)

Deaths248 years ago

1793 - John Hancock, American merchant and politician, 1st Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1737)

Deaths227 years ago

1795 - Andrew Kippis, English minister and author (b. 1725)

Deaths225 years ago

1802 - Emmanuele Vitale, Maltese general and politician (b. 1758)

Deaths218 years ago

1804 - Thomas Cochran, Canadian lawyer and judge (b. 1777)

Deaths216 years ago

1809 - James Elphinston, Scottish orthographer, phonologist, and linguist (b. 1721)

Deaths211 years ago

1821 - Juan O'Donojú, last Spanish ruler of Mexico (b. 1762)

Deaths199 years ago

1834 - François-Adrien Boieldieu, French composer (b. 1775)

Deaths186 years ago

1869 - Franklin Pierce, American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (b. 1804)

Deaths151 years ago

1879 - Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian admiral (b. 1834)

Deaths141 years ago

1886 - Austin F. Pike, American lawyer and politician (b. 1819)

Deaths134 years ago

1897 - Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter and academic (b. 1830)

Deaths123 years ago

1928 - Larry Semon, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1889)

Deaths92 years ago

1931 - John Monash, Australian general and engineer (b. 1865)

Deaths89 years ago

1936 - Premchand, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1880)

Deaths84 years ago

1936 - Red Ames, American baseball player and manager (b. 1882)

Deaths84 years ago

1936 - Ahmet Tevfik Pasha, Ottoman politician, 292nd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1845)

Deaths84 years ago

1936 - William Henry Stark, American businessman (b. 1851)

Deaths84 years ago

1942 - Sergey Chaplygin, Russian physicist, mathematician, and engineer (b. 1869)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Wendell Willkie, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1892)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Felix Salten, Austrian author and critic (b. 1869)

Deaths75 years ago

1952 - Joe Adams, American baseball player and manager (b. 1877)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Nigel Bruce, British actor (b. 1895)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Kathleen Ferrier, English soprano (b. 1912)

Deaths67 years ago

1955 - Iry LeJeune, American accordion player (b. 1928)

Deaths65 years ago

1958 - Ran Bosilek, Bulgarian author and translator (b. 1886)

Deaths62 years ago

1963 - Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican painter (b. 1908)

Deaths57 years ago

1967 - Clement Attlee, English soldier, lawyer, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1883)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Jean Giono, French author and poet (b. 1895)

Deaths50 years ago

1973 - Gabriel Marcel, French philosopher, playwright, and critic (b. 1889)

Deaths47 years ago

1977 - Giorgos Papasideris, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1902)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Bertha Parker Pallan, American archaeologist (b. 1907)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Brian Edmund Baker, English air marshal (b. 1896)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian politician (b. 1902)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Fernando Lamas, Argentinian-American actor and director (b. 1916)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, English runner and politician, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Joan Hackett, American actress (b. 1934)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Malcolm Ross, American captain, physicist, and balloonist (b. 1919)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Gordon Welchman, English-American mathematician and scholar (b. 1906)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Konstantinos Tsatsos, Greek scholar and politician, 2nd President of Greece (b. 1899)

Deaths33 years ago

1992 - Willy Brandt, German lawyer and politician, 4th Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Oscar M. Ruebhausen, American lawyer (b. 1912)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Christopher Keene, American conductor and educator (b. 1946)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Bertrand Goldberg, American architect, designed the Marina City Building (b. 1913)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - John McLendon, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Charlotte Lamb, English author (b. 1937)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Phyllis Calvert, English actress (b. 1915)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Jacques Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1952)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - James Chace, American historian and author (b. 1931)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Mark Porter, New Zealand race car driver (b. 1974)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Constantine Andreou, Greek painter and sculptor (b. 1917)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Ângelo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer (b. 1925)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Bob Friend, English journalist (b. 1938)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Eileen Herlie, Scottish-American actress (b. 1918)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - George Emil Palade, Romanian-American biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Frank Bourgholtzer, American journalist (b. 1919)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Eileen Crofton, British physician and author (b. 1919)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Al Davis, American football player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Mikey Welsh, American guitarist and painter (b. 1971)

Deaths9 years ago

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

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Varsha Bhosle, Indian singer and journalist (b. 1956)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Eric Lomax, Scottish captain and author (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Nawal Kishore Sharma, Indian politician, 20th Governor of Gujarat (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Philip Chevron, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1957)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rod Grams, American journalist and politician (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rodolphe Kasser, Swiss archaeologist and philologist (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Andy Pafko, American baseball player and manager (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Akong Rinpoche, Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Morris Lurie, Australian author and playwright (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Alden E. Matthews, American missionary (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Harden M. McConnell, American chemist and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Zilpha Keatley Snyder, American author (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jeen van den Berg, Dutch speed skater (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Richard Davies, Welsh-English actor (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1951)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Dennis Eichhorn, American author and illustrator (b. 1945)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Lindy Infante, American football player and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Paul Prudhomme, American chef and author (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

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San Ernesto, Che Guevara as a folk saint. (Bolivian campesinos)

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