Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Army Day (Sri Lanka)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Double Ten Day (The National Day of Republic of China), celebrates outbreak of the Wuchang Uprising in 1911 that led to founding of the Republic of China in 1912

Holidays and observances

Fiji Day, celebrates the independence of Fiji from United Kingdom in 1970

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, commemorates the proclamation of Cuba's independence from Spain and the beginning of the Ten Years' War in 1868.

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

Events

680 - The Battle of Karbala was fought.

Events

732 - Charles Martel's forces defeat an Umayyad army near Tours, France.

Events

1471 - Sten Sture the Elder, the Regent of Sweden, with the help of farmers and miners, repels an attack by King Christian I of Denmark.

Events549 years ago

1575 - Roman Catholic forces under Henry I, Duke of Guise defeat the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.

Events445 years ago

1580 - Over 600 Papal troops land in Ireland to support the Second Desmond Rebellion.

Events440 years ago

1631 - Thirty Years' War: An army of the Electorate of Saxony seizes Prague.

Events389 years ago

1760 - In a treaty with the Dutch colonial authorities, the Ndyuka people of Suriname - descended from escaped slaves - gain territorial autonomy.

Events260 years ago

1780 - The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000–30,000 in the Caribbean.

Events240 years ago
Events206 years ago

1845 - In Annapolis, Maryland, the Naval School (later the United States Naval Academy) opens with 50 students.

Events175 years ago

1846 - Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune, is discovered by English astronomer William Lassell.

Events174 years ago

1868 - The Ten Years' War begins against Spanish rule in Cuba.

Events152 years ago

1871 - Chicago burns after a barn accident. The fire lasts from October 8–10.

Events149 years ago

1903 - The Women's Social and Political Union is founded in support of the enfranchisement of British women.

Events117 years ago

1911 - The day after a bomb explodes prematurely, the Wuchang Uprising begins against the Chinese monarchy.

Events109 years ago

1913 - U.S. President Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike, completing major construction on the Panama Canal.

Events107 years ago

1918 - RMS Leinster is torpedoed and sunk by UB-123, killing 564, the worst-ever on the Irish Sea.

Events102 years ago

1920 - The Carinthian plebiscite determines that the larger part of the Duchy of Carinthia should remain part of Austria.

Events100 years ago

1928 - Chiang Kai-shek becomes Chairman of the Republic of China.

Events92 years ago

1933 - A United Airlines Boeing 247 is destroyed by sabotage, the first such proven case in the history of commercial aviation.

Events87 years ago

1935 - In Greece, a coup d'état ends the Second Hellenic Republic.

Events85 years ago

1938 - Abiding by the Munich Agreement, Czechoslovakia completes its withdrawal from the Sudetenland.

Events82 years ago

1945 - The Double Tenth Agreement is signed by the Communist Party and the Kuomintang about the future of China.

Events75 years ago

1954 - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Muscat, Neil Innes, sends a signal to the Sultanate's forces, accompanied with oil explorers, to penetrate Fahud, marking the beginning of Jebel Akhdar War between the Imamate of Oman and the Sultanate of Muscat.

Events66 years ago

1957 - U.S. President Eisenhower apologizes to Ghanaian finance minister Gbedemah after he is refused service in a Delaware restaurant.

Events63 years ago

1957 - The Windscale fire results in Britain's worst nuclear accident.

Events63 years ago

1963 - France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.

Events57 years ago

1963 - The Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty comes into effect.

Events57 years ago

1964 - The Tokyo Summer Olympics opening ceremony is the first to be relayed live by satellites.

Events56 years ago

1966 - The Beach Boys release one of their biggest singles, ranked the 6th greatest song by Rolling Stone, "Good Vibrations".

Events54 years ago

1967 - The Outer Space Treaty comes into force.

Events53 years ago

1970 - Fiji becomes independent.

Events50 years ago

1970 - Canada's October Crisis escalates when Quebec's vice-premier is kidnapped by members of the FLQ.

Events50 years ago

1973 - U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with evasion of federal income tax.

Events47 years ago

1975 - Papua New Guinea joins the United Nations.

Events45 years ago

1980 - The 7.1 MwEl Asnam earthquake shakes northern Algeria, killing 2,633 and injuring 8,369.

Events40 years ago

1980 - The Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front is founded in El Salvador.

Events40 years ago

1985 - US Navy aircraft intercept an Egyptian airliner carrying the perpetrators of the Achille Lauro hijacking, and force it to land in Italy.

Events35 years ago

1986 - A 5.7 MwSan Salvador earthquake shakes El Salvador, killing 1,500.

Events34 years ago

1997 - Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 2553 crashes and explodes in Uruguay, killing 74.

Events23 years ago

1998 - A Lignes Aériennes Congolaises jetliner is shot down by rebels in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 41 people.

Events22 years ago

2009 - Armenia and Turkey sign the Zurich Protocols, intended to normalize relations. However, they are never ratified by either side.

Events11 years ago

2010 - The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved as a country.

Events10 years ago

2015 - Twin bomb blasts in the Turkish capital Ankara kill 102 and injure 400.

Events5 years ago

2018 - Hurricane Michael makes landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. It kills 57 people in the United States, 45 in Florida, and causes an estimated $25.1 billion in damage.

Events2 years ago

Births

AD 19 - Tiberius Gemellus, Roman son of Drusus Julius Caesar and Livilla (d. 38)

Births

786 - Saga, emperor of Japan (d. 842)

Births

867 - Li Siyuan, Chinese emperor (d. 933)

Births

1332 - King Charles II of Navarre (d. 1387)

Births688 years ago

1344 - Mary of Waltham, duchess of Brittany (d. 1361)

Births676 years ago

1355 - Zhu Biao, Chinese prince (d. 1392)

Births665 years ago

1421 - John Paston, English politician (d. 1466)

Births599 years ago
Births534 years ago
Births466 years ago

1560 - Jacobus Arminius, Dutch theologian (d. 1609)

Births460 years ago
Births453 years ago
Births436 years ago

1599 - Étienne Moulinié, French composer and director (d. 1676)

Births421 years ago

1629 - Richard Towneley, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1707)

Births391 years ago

1646 - Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné, French noblewoman (d. 1705)

Births374 years ago

1656 - Nicolas de Largillière, French painter and academic (d. 1746)

Births364 years ago

1669 - Johann Nicolaus Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1753)

Births351 years ago
Births342 years ago

1684 - Jean-Antoine Watteau, French painter (d. 1721)

Births336 years ago

1700 - Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor and illustrator (d. 1759)

Births320 years ago

1731 - Henry Cavendish, French-English chemist, physicist, and philosopher (d. 1810)

Births289 years ago

1780 - John Abercrombie, Scottish physician and philosopher (d. 1844)

Births240 years ago

1794 - William Whiting Boardman, American judge and politician (d. 1871)

Births226 years ago

1810 - Alfred Kennerley, English-Australian politician, 10th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1897)

Births210 years ago

1813 - Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer and philanthropist (d. 1901)

Births207 years ago

1819 - Heinrich Joseph Dominicus Denzinger, German theologian and author (d. 1883)

Births201 years ago

1825 - Paul Kruger, South African soldier and politician, 5th President of the South African Republic (d. 1904)

Births195 years ago

1828 - Samuel J. Randall, American captain, lawyer and politician, 33rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1890)

Births192 years ago
Births190 years ago

1834 - Aleksis Kivi, Finnish author and playwright (d. 1872)

Births186 years ago

1837 - Robert Gould Shaw, American colonel (d. 1863)

Births183 years ago

1842 - Emily Dobson, Australian philanthropist (d. 1934)

Births178 years ago

1858 - Maurice Prendergast, American painter and academic (d. 1924)

Births162 years ago

1861 - Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer, scientist, and humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1930)

Births159 years ago

1864 - T. Frank Appleby, American businessman and politician (d. 1924)

Births156 years ago

1870 - Louise Mack, Australian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1935)

Births150 years ago

1872 - Dionysios Kasdaglis, Egyptian-Greek tennis player (d. 1931)

Births148 years ago

1877 - William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield, English businessman and philanthropist, founded Morris Motors (d. 1963)

Births143 years ago

1884 - Nikolai Klyuev, Russian poet and author (d. 1937)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Ida Wüst, German actress and screenwriter (d. 1958)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Walter Anderson, Belarusian-German ethnologist and academic (d. 1962)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Jean Peyrière, French actor (d. 1965)

Births135 years ago

1889 - Han van Meegeren, Dutch painter and forger (d. 1947)

Births131 years ago

1895 - Alfred Neuland, Estonian weightlifter (d. 1966)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Fridolf Rhudin, Swedish actor (d. 1935)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, German field marshal (d. 1945)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Lilly Daché, French-American fashion designer (d. 1989)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Helen Hayes, American actress (d. 1993)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor and painter (d. 1966)

Births119 years ago

1902 - K. Shivaram Karanth, Indian journalist, author, and activist (d. 1997)

Births118 years ago
Births117 years ago

1903 - Vernon Duke, Russian-American composer and songwriter (d. 1969)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Bei Shizhang, Chinese biologist and academic (d. 2009)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Aksella Luts, Estonian actress, screenwriter, dancer, and choreographer(d. 2005)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Paul Creston, American composer and educator (d. 1985)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Fei Mu, Chinese director and screenwriter (d. 1951)

Births114 years ago

1906 - R. K. Narayan, Indian author (d. 2001)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Johnny Green, American conductor and composer (d. 1989)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan author and poet (d. 1983)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director (d. 2010)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Julius Shulman, American photographer and environmentalist (d. 2009)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Clare Hollingworth, English journalist and author (d. 2017)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Ram Vilas Sharma, Indian poet and critic (d. 2000)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Claude Simon, Malagasy-French novelist and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Tommy Fine, American baseball player and businessman (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Ivory Joe Hunter, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1974)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Harry Edison, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1999)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Thelonious Monk, American pianist and composer (d. 1982)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Willard Estey, Canadian academic and jurist (d. 2002)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Gerry Gomez, Trinidadian cricketer, manager, and umpire (d. 1996)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Kim Ki-young, South Korean director, screenwriter, producer, and editor (d. 1997)

Births101 years ago

1919 - William Kruskal, American mathematician and statistician (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Edgar Laprade, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Gail Halvorsen, American air force pilot known as the "Berlin Candy Bomber."

Births100 years ago

1922 - Merv Pregulman, American football player, businessman, and philanthropist (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Louis Gottlieb, American singer and bass player (d. 1996)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Nicholas Parsons, English actor and game show host

Births97 years ago

1923 - Murray Walker, English journalist and sportscaster

Births97 years ago

1924 - James Clavell, Australian-American director, producer, screenwriter, and author (d. 1994)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Ludmilla Tchérina, French actress, ballerina, and choreographer (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Ed Wood, American actor, director, producer, screenwriter (d. 1978)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Oscar Brown, American singer-songwriter, playwright, and actor (d. 2005)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Richard Jaeckel, American actor (d. 1997)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Dana Elcar, American actor and director (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Jon Locke, American actor (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Thomas Wilson, American-Scottish composer and educator (d. 2001)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Sheila Walsh, English author (d. 2009)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Ayten Alpman, Turkish singer (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Herb Levinson, American actor (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Bernard Mayes, English-American journalist and academic (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Eugenio Castellotti, Italian race car driver (d. 1957)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Yves Chauvin, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Harold Pinter, English playwright, screenwriter, director Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Harry Smith, English footballer

Births88 years ago

1933 - Jay Sebring, American hair stylist and businessman (d. 1969)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Khalil al-Wazir, Palestinian commander, founded Fatah (d. 1988)

Births85 years ago

1935 - André Bureau, Canadian lawyer and businessman

Births85 years ago

1935 - Judith Chalmers, English television host and actress

Births85 years ago

1936 - Gerhard Ertl, German physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births84 years ago

1937 - Bruce Devlin, Australian golfer and sportscaster

Births83 years ago

1937 - Peter Underwood, Australian lawyer and politician, 27th Governor of Tasmania (d. 2014)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Oleg Gordievsky, Russian intelligence officer and author

Births82 years ago

1938 - Daidō Moriyama, Japanese photographer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Lily Tuck, American novelist and short story writer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Leroy Hood, American biologist and academic

Births82 years ago

1939 - Joe Pitts, American captain and politician

Births81 years ago

1940 - Winston Churchill, English journalist and politician (d. 2010)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Peter Coyote, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian author and activist (d. 1995)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Janis Hansen, American singer and author (d. 2017)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Radu Vasile, Romanian historian and politician, 57th Prime Minister of Romania (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Frederick Barthelme, American novelist and short story writer

Births77 years ago

1945 - Christopher Hill, English bishop

Births75 years ago

1945 - Vanburn Holder, Barbadian cricketer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Headman Shabalala, South African bass singer (d. 1991)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Charles Dance, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Naoto Kan, Japanese lawyer and politician, 61st Prime Minister of Japan

Births74 years ago

1946 - Peter Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - Anne Mather, English author and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - John Prine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Raymond Tallis, English physician, philosopher, author, and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Chris Tarrant, English radio and television host

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ben Vereen, American actor, singer, and dancer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Willard White, Jamaican-English actor and singer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Gary Beach, American actor and singer (d. 2018)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Giant Haystacks, English wrestler (d. 1998)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Ojārs Arvīds Feldbergs, Latvian sculptor

Births73 years ago

1948 - Sue Campbell, Baroness Campbell of Loughborough, English academic and businesswoman

Births72 years ago

1948 - Cyril Neville, American R&B percussionist and singer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Séverine, French singer and actress

Births72 years ago

1949 - Warren Burt, American-Australian composer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Lance Cairns, New Zealand cricketer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Wang Wanxing, Chinese activist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Charlie George, English footballer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Nora Roberts, American author

Births70 years ago

1951 - Epeli Ganilau, Fijian general and politician, 16th Minister for Fijian Affairs

Births69 years ago

1951 - Kevin McFoy Dunn, American guitarist, songwriter and producer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Dela Smith, English educator

Births68 years ago

1953 - Fiona Rae, Scottish painter

Births67 years ago

1953 - Midge Ure, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Aleksander Veingold, Estonian chess player and coach

Births67 years ago

1953 - Gus Williams, American basketball player

Births67 years ago

1954 - Rekha, Indian actress

Births66 years ago

1954 - David Lee Roth, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Fernando Santos, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1956 - Amanda Burton, Northern Irish actress and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - David Hempleman-Adams, English businessman and adventurer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Taur Matan Ruak, East Timorese politician, 3rd President of East Timor

Births64 years ago

1957 - Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese author and illustrator

Births63 years ago

1958 - Tanya Tucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Michael Cobley, English-Scottish author

Births61 years ago

1959 - Kirsty MacColl, English singer-songwriter (d. 2000)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Bill Rammell, English academic and politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces

Births61 years ago

1959 - Julia Sweeney, American actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Bradley Whitford, American actor and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Arif Peçenek, Turkish football player and manager (d. 2013)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Ron Flockhart, Canadian ice hockey player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Eric Martin, American singer-songwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Russell Slade, English football manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Paul Thiebaud, American art dealer (d. 2010)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Simon Townshend, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Scott Hoffman, American drummer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Henrik Jørgensen, Danish runner

Births59 years ago

1961 - Martin Kemp, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births59 years ago

1962 - Thomas Rusch, German photographer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Anita Mui, Hong Kong singer and actress (d. 2003)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Daniel Pearl, American-Israeli journalist (d. 2002)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Vegard Ulvang, Norwegian skier

Births57 years ago

1964 - Sarah Lancashire, English actress and director

Births56 years ago

1964 - Crystal Waters, American singer-songwriter, musician and producer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Toshi, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Chris Penn, American actor (d. 2006)

Births55 years ago

1965 - Rebecca Pidgeon, American-English singer-songwriter and actress

Births55 years ago

1966 - Tony Adams, English footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Bai Ling, Chinese-American model and actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Derrick McKey, American basketball player

Births54 years ago

1967 - Michael Giacchino, American composer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jonathan Littell, American-French author and humanitarian

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mike Malinin, American drummer and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gavin Newsom, American businessman and politician, 40th and current Governor of California

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jacek Zieliński, Polish footballer and coach

Births53 years ago

1968 - Bart Brentjens, Dutch cyclist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Feridun Düzağaç, Turkish singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Chris Ofili, British painter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Marinos Ouzounidis, Greek footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1969 - Manu Bennett, New Zealand-Australian actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Francis Escudero, Filipino lawyer and politician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Brett Favre, American football player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Shawn Jamison, American basketball player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Wendi McLendon-Covey, American actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Dilsa Demirbag Sten, Swedish journalist and author

Births51 years ago

1970 - Dean Kiely, Irish footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German sled racer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Matthew Pinsent, English rower and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1971 - Graham Alexander, English-Scottish footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ian Bennett, English footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jun Lana, Filipino director, producer, playwright, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Dean Roland, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Alexei Zhitnik, Ukrainian-Russian ice hockey player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Mario Lopez, American actor, television personality, and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Scott Morriss, English bass player and songwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Zach Thornton, American soccer player and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Asi Cohen, Israeli actor and screenwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentinian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Dale Earnhardt, Jr., American race car driver and actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Lucy Powell, English politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Chris Pronger, Canadian ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Ihsahn, Norwegian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Plácido Polanco, Dominican-American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-American skateboarder

Births44 years ago

1976 - Pat Burrell, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Shane Doan, Canadian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1978 - Scott Dobie, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, American model and actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Naomi Levari, Israeli film producer and director

Births42 years ago

1979 - Kangta, South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mýa, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Joel Przybilla, American basketball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Hitomi Satō, Japanese actress

Births41 years ago

1980 - Blaž Emeršič, Slovenian ice hockey player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Casey FitzSimmons, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Tim Maurer, American singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Una Foden, Irish singer-songwriter and dancer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Gavin Shuker, English lawyer and politician

Births39 years ago

1982 - Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Amon Buchanan, Australian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dan Stevens, English actor

Births38 years ago

1983 - Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nikos Spyropoulos, Greek footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Tolga Zengin, Turkish footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Stephanie Cheng, Hong Kong singer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jean-Baptiste Grange, French skier

Births36 years ago

1984 - Lzzy Hale, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese actress and singer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Paul Posluszny, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Dominique Cornu, Belgian cyclist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Bronson Harrison, New Zealand rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Marina Diamandis, Welsh singer-songwriter and pianist

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sandra Záhlavová, Czech tennis player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Ezequiel Garay, Argentinian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Lucy Griffiths, English actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Andrew McCutchen, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ellen Andrea Wang, Norwegian bassist and composer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Rodjun Cruz, Filipino actor and dancer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ryan Mathews, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Colin Slade, New Zealand rugby player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Junior Madozein, Central African basketball player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Luis Cardozo, Paraguayan footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Shaun Fensom, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Brown Ideye, Nigerian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Rose McIver, New Zealand actress

Births32 years ago

1988 - Emmanuel Nwachi, Nigerian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Toby Smith, Australian-New Zealand rugby player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Emer Kenny, English actress and screenwriter

Births31 years ago

1989 - Aimee Teegarden, American actress and producer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Geno Smith, American football player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Michael Carter-Williams, American basketball player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer-songwriter and producer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Lali Espósito, Argentinian actress and singer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Manuel Giandonato, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Mariana Pajón, Colombian cyclist

Births29 years ago

1991 - Xherdan Shaqiri, Swiss footballer

Births29 years ago

1993 - Jayden Stockley, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Tereza Smitková, Czech tennis player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Brenko Lee, Australian rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Roni Allén, Finnish ice hockey player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

AD 19 - Germanicus, Roman general (b. 15 BC)

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644 - Paulinus of York, English bishop and missionary

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Deaths1340 years ago
Deaths1340 years ago

680 - Husayn ibn Ali, third Shia Imam and grandson of Muhammad (b. 626)

Deaths1340 years ago

827 - Pope Valentine (b. 800)

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937 - Wang Lingmou, chancellor of Wu

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Deaths807 years ago

1359 - Hugh IV of Cyprus (b. 1295)

Deaths661 years ago
Deaths517 years ago

1581 - Bayinnaung, Burmese king (b. 1516)

Deaths439 years ago

1659 - Abel Tasman, Dutch merchant and explorer (b. 1603)

Deaths361 years ago

1674 - Thomas Traherne, English poet (b. c. 1637)

Deaths346 years ago

1691 - Isaac de Benserade, French author and poet (b. 1613)

Deaths329 years ago

1708 - David Gregory, Scottish mathematician and astronomer (b. 1659)

Deaths312 years ago

1714 - Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist and academic (b. 1646)

Deaths306 years ago

1720 - Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640)

Deaths300 years ago

1723 - William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, English lawyer and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1665)

Deaths297 years ago

1725 - Philippe de Rigaud Vaudreuil, French politician, Governor of New France (b. 1643)

Deaths295 years ago

1747 - John Potter, English archbishop and academic (b. 1674)

Deaths273 years ago

1759 - Granville Elliott, English general (b. 1713)

Deaths261 years ago
Deaths255 years ago

1795 - Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian historian and theologian (b. 1714)

Deaths225 years ago

1800 - Gabriel Prosser, American rebel leader (b. 1776)

Deaths220 years ago
Deaths214 years ago

1827 - Ugo Foscolo, Italian author and poet (b. 1778)

Deaths193 years ago

1837 - Charles Fourier, French philosopher and academic (b. 1772)

Deaths183 years ago

1857 - George Washington Parke Custis, American author and playwright (b. 1781)

Deaths163 years ago

1872 - William H. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Secretary of State (b. 1801)

Deaths148 years ago

1875 - Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1817)

Deaths145 years ago

1876 - Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist and meteorologist (b. 1814)

Deaths144 years ago

1893 - Lip Pike, American baseball player and manager (b. 1845)

Deaths127 years ago
Deaths119 years ago

1913 - Adolphus Busch, German-American brewer and businessman, co-founded Anheuser-Busch (b. 1839)

Deaths107 years ago

1913 - Katsura Tarō, Japanese general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1848)

Deaths107 years ago

1914 - Carol I of Romania (b. 1839)

Deaths106 years ago

1918 - Henry Dobson, Australian politician, 17th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1841)

Deaths102 years ago

1922 - Andreas Karkavitsas, Greek physician and author (b. 1866)

Deaths98 years ago

1927 - August Kitzberg, Estonian author and playwright (b. 1855)

Deaths93 years ago

1927 - Gustave Whitehead, German-American pilot and engineer (b. 1874)

Deaths93 years ago

1930 - Adolf Engler, German botanist and academic (b. 1844)

Deaths90 years ago

1935 - Gustave Loiseau, French painter (b. 1865)

Deaths85 years ago

1940 - Berton Churchill, Canadian-American actor and singer (b. 1876)

Deaths80 years ago

1948 - Ted Horn, American race car driver (b. 1910)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Chikuhei Nakajima, Japanese engineer, businessman, and politician, founded Nakajima Aircraft Company (b. 1884)

Deaths71 years ago

1953 - Erima Harvey Northcroft, New Zealand general, lawyer, and judge (b. 1884)

Deaths67 years ago

1957 - Karl Genzken, German physician (b. 1885)

Deaths63 years ago

1962 - Stancho Belkovski, Bulgarian-Polish architect (b. 1891)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Roy Cazaly, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1893)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Édith Piaf, French singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1915)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Eddie Cantor, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (b. 1892)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Heinrich Neuhaus, Ukrainian-Russian pianist and educator (b. 1888)

Deaths56 years ago

1966 - Charlotte Cooper, English-Scottish tennis player (b. 1870)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Louise Thuliez, French school teacher, resistance fighter during World War I and World War II and author (b. 1881)

Deaths54 years ago

1970 - Édouard Daladier, French captain and politician, 105th Prime Minister of France (b. 1884)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - John Cawte Beaglehole, New Zealand historian and scholar (b. 1901)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Ludwig von Mises, Ukrainian-American economist and sociologist (b. 1881)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Werner Heyking, Danish actor (b. 1913)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Silvana Armenulić, Bosnian singer and actress (b. 1939)

Deaths44 years ago

1976 - Mirsada Mirjana Bajraktarević, Bosnian singer-songwriter (b. 1951)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Angelo Muscat, Maltese-English actor (b. 1930)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Ralph Marterie, Italian-American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1914)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Ralph Metcalfe, American sprinter and politician (b. 1910)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Christopher Evans, English psychologist, computer scientist, and author (b. 1931)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Paul Paray, French organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1886)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Ralph Richardson, English actor (b. 1902)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Yul Brynner, Russian actor (b. 1920)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Orson Welles, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist and academic (b. 1899)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Behice Boran, Turkish Marxist politician, author and sociologist (b. 1910)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Tom Murton, American penologist and activist (b. 1928)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Nikolaos Pavlopoulos, Greek sculptor and academic (b. 1909)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Nickolaus Hirschl, Austrian wrestler, discus thrower, and shot putter (b. 1906)

Deaths29 years ago

1997 - Michael J. S. Dewar, Indian-born American theoretical chemist who developed the Dewar-Chatt-Duncanson model (b. 1918)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Clark Clifford, American captain, lawyer, and politician 9th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Marvin Gay, Sr., American minister (b. 1914)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Tommy Quaid, Irish hurler and manager (b. 1957)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1916)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Eddie Futch, American boxer and trainer (b. 1911)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Vasily Mishin, Russian engineer (b. 1917)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Eila Hiltunen, Finnish sculptor (b. 1922)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (b. 1963)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Christopher Reeve, American actor, producer, and activist (b. 1952)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Arthur H. Robinson, American geographer and cartographer (b. 1915)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand author and playwright (b. 1932)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Wayne C. Booth, American educator and critic (b. 1921)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Milton Obote, Ugandan politician, 2nd President of Uganda (b. 1925)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Ian Scott, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (b. 1947)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Stephen Gately, Irish singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (b. 1976)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Solomon Burke, American singer-songwriter and preacher (b. 1940)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Joan Sutherland, Australian-Swiss soprano and actress (b. 1926)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Jagjit Singh, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Sam Gibbons, American captain and politician (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Alex Karras, American football player, wrestler, and actor (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Piotr Lenartowicz, Polish philosopher and educator (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Basil L. Plumley, American sergeant (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mark Poster, American philosopher and educator (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kyaw Zaw, Burmese commander and politician (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Scott Carpenter, American commander, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jay Conrad Levinson, American author and educator (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sohei Miyashita, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Defense (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Cal Smith, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Olav Dale, Norwegian saxophonist and composer (b. 1958)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Damiana Eugenio, Filipino author and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Valeri Karpov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1971)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Lari Ketner, American football and basketball player (b. 1977)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Pavel Landovský, Czech actor, director, and playwright (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ed Nimmervoll, Austrian-Australian journalist, historian, and author (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, Nigerian politician, Governor of Bayelsa State (b. 1952)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Hilla Becher, German photographer and educator (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Manorama Indian (Tamil) actress (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Richard F. Heck, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Steve Mackay, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Sybil Stockdale, American activist, co-founded the National League of Families (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Donn Fendler, American author and speaker (b. 1926)

Deaths4 years ago

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