Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Discovery of America by Columbus-related observances (see also October 8):Columbus Day (Honduras)

Holidays and observances

Discovery of America by Columbus-related observances (see also October 8):Día de la Hispanidad or Fiesta Nacional de España, also Armed Forces Day (Spain)

Holidays and observances

Discovery of America by Columbus-related observances (see also October 8):Día de la Raza (El Salvador, Uruguay)

Holidays and observances

Discovery of America by Columbus-related observances (see also October 8):Día de la Resistencia Indígena, "Day of Indigenous Resistance" (Venezuela)

Holidays and observances

Discovery of America by Columbus-related observances (see also October 8):Día de las Américas (Belize)

Holidays and observances

Discovery of America by Columbus-related observances (see also October 8):Día de las Culturas, "Day of the Cultures" (Costa Rica)

Holidays and observances

Discovery of America by Columbus-related observances (see also October 8):Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural, "Day of respect for cultural diversity" (Argentina)

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Holidays and observances

Feast for Life of Aleister Crowley, celebrated as "Crowleymas" (Thelema)

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Equatorial Guinea), celebrates the independence of Equatorial Guinea from Spain in 1968.

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

539 BC - The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon, ending the Babylonian empire. (Julian calendar)

Events

633 - Battle of Hatfield Chase: King Edwin of Northumbria is defeated and killed by the British under Penda of Mercia and Cadwallon of Gwynedd.

Events

1279 - The Nichiren Shōshū branch of Buddhism is founded in Japan.

Events741 years ago
Events622 years ago

1492 - Christopher Columbus's first expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas.

Events528 years ago

1654 - The Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100 people.

Events366 years ago

1692 - The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Province.

Events328 years ago

1748 - War of Jenkins' Ear : A British squadron wins a tactical victory over a Spanish squadron off Havana.

Events272 years ago

1773 - America's first insane asylum opens.

Events247 years ago

1792 - The first celebration of Columbus Day is held in New York City.

Events228 years ago

1793 - The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Events227 years ago

1798 - Flemish and Luxembourgish peasants launch the rebellion against French rule known as the Peasants' War.

Events222 years ago

1799 - Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse becomes the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute.

Events221 years ago

1810 - The citizens of Munich hold the first Oktoberfest.

Events210 years ago

1822 - Pedro I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor.

Events198 years ago

1847 - Werner von Siemens founds Siemens & Halske, which later becomes Siemens AG.

Events173 years ago

1849 - The city of Manizales, Colombia, is founded by 'The Expedition of the 20'.

Events171 years ago

1871 - The British in India enact the Criminal Tribes Act, naming many local communities "Criminal Tribes".

Events149 years ago
Events130 years ago

1892 - The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools.

Events128 years ago

1901 - President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the "Executive Mansion" to the White House.

Events119 years ago

1915 - World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium

Events105 years ago

1917 - World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single day loss of life in New Zealand history.

Events103 years ago

1918 - A massive forest fire kills 453 people in Minnesota.

Events102 years ago

1928 - An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Children's Hospital, Boston.

Events92 years ago

1933 - The military Alcatraz Citadel becomes the civilian Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.

Events87 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Axis occupation of Athens comes to an end.

Events76 years ago

1945 - World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.

Events75 years ago

1959 - At the national congress of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance in Peru, a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party who later form APRA Rebelde.

Events61 years ago

1960 - Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at the United Nations to protest a Philippine assertion.

Events60 years ago

1960 - Japan Socialist Party leader Inejiro Asanuma is stabbed to death during a live Television broadcast.

Events60 years ago

1962 - The Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages.

Events58 years ago

1963 - After nearly 23 years of imprisonment, Reverend Walter Ciszek, a Jesuit missionary, was released from the Soviet Union.

Events57 years ago

1964 - The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew, and the first flight without pressure suits.

Events56 years ago

1968 - Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain.

Events52 years ago

1970 - Vietnam War: Vietnamization continues as President Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas.

Events50 years ago
Events49 years ago

1979 - The lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure, 87.0 kPa (870 mbar or 25.69 inHg), occurred in the western Pacific Ocean during Typhoon Tip.

Events41 years ago

1983 - Japan's former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from the Lockheed Corporation, and is sentenced to four years in jail.

Events37 years ago

1984 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army fail to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. The bomb kills five people and wounds 31.

Events36 years ago

1988 - Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down execution-style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.

Events32 years ago

1992 - A 5.8 earthquake occurred in Cairo, Egypt. At least 510 died.

Events28 years ago

1994 - The Magellan spacecraft burns up in the atmosphere of Venus.

Events26 years ago

1997 - The Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria kills 43 people at a fake roadblock.

Events23 years ago

1998 - Matthew Shepard, a gay student at University of Wyoming, dies five days after he was beaten outside of Laramie.

Events22 years ago

1999 - Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.

Events21 years ago

1999 - The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia.

Events21 years ago

2000 - The USS Cole, a US Navy destroyer is badly damaged by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.

Events20 years ago

2002 - Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.

Events18 years ago

2005 - The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, is launched, carrying two cosmonauts in orbit for five days.

Events15 years ago

2013 - Fifty-one people are killed after a truck veers off a cliff in Peru.

Events7 years ago

2017 - The United States announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO. and is immediately followed by Israel.

Events3 years ago

2018 - Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Events2 years ago

2019 - Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall in Japan, killing 10 and forcing the evacutation of 1,000,000 people.

Events1 years ago

2019 - Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya becomes the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours with a time of 1:59:40 in Vienna.

Events1 years ago

2019 - The Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which is under construction, collapses, killing two and injuring 20.

Events1 years ago

Births

1008 - Go-Ichijō, emperor of Japan (d. 1036)

Births1012 years ago

1240 - Trần Thánh Tông, emperor of Vietnam (then Đại Việt) (d. 1290)

Births780 years ago

1350 - Dmitri Donskoi, Grand Duke of Moscow (d. 1389)

Births670 years ago

1490 - Bernardo Pisano, Italian composer and priest (d. 1548)

Births530 years ago

1533 - Asakura Yoshikage, Japanese ruler (d. 1573)

Births487 years ago

1537 - Edward VI, king of England (d. 1553)

Births483 years ago
Births465 years ago

1558 - Maximilian III, archduke of Austria (d. 1618)

Births462 years ago

1576 - Thomas Dudley, English-American soldier and politician, 3rd Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1653)

Births444 years ago

1602 - William Chillingworth, English scholar and theologian (d. 1644)

Births418 years ago

1614 - Henry More, English philosopher (d. 1687)

Births406 years ago

1687 - Sylvius Leopold Weiss, German lute player and composer (d. 1750)

Births333 years ago

1710 - Jonathan Trumbull, American colonel and politician, 16th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1785)

Births310 years ago

1725 - Étienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (d. 1810)

Births295 years ago

1792 - Christian Gmelin, German chemist and pharmacist (d. 1860)

Births228 years ago

1798 - Pedro I, emperor of Brazil (d. 1834)

Births222 years ago

1801 - Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss lawyer and politician, 5th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1873)

Births219 years ago

1815 - William J. Hardee, American general (d. 1873)

Births205 years ago

1838 - George Thorn, Australian politician, 6th Premier of Queensland (d. 1905)

Births182 years ago

1840 - Helena Modjeska, Polish-American actress (d. 1909)

Births180 years ago

1855 - Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor and academic (d. 1922)

Births165 years ago

1860 - Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American engineer and businessman, co-invented the gyrocompass (d. 1930)

Births160 years ago

1864 - Kamini Roy, British India's first female graduate, Bengali poet, social activist, and feminist writer (d. 1933)

Births156 years ago

1865 - Arthur Harden, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

Births155 years ago

1866 - Ramsay MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1937)

Births154 years ago

1868 - August Horch, German engineer and businessman, founded Audi (d. 1951)

Births152 years ago

1868 - Mariano Trías, Filipino general and politician, 1st Vice President of the Philippines (d. 1914)

Births152 years ago

1872 - Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer and educator (d. 1958)

Births148 years ago

1874 - Jimmy Burke, American baseball player and manager (d. 1942)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Aleister Crowley, English magician and author (d. 1947)

Births145 years ago

1878 - Truxtun Hare, American football player and hammer thrower (d. 1956)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Louis Hémon, French-Canadian author (d. 1913)

Births140 years ago

1891 - Edith Stein, Polish nun and martyr; later canonized (d. 1942)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Fumimaro Konoe, Japanese soldier and politician, 39th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1945)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano and actress (d. 1975)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Velvalee Dickinson, American spy (d. 1980)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Elisabeth of Romania, queen consort of Greece (d. 1956)

Births126 years ago

1896 - Eugenio Montale, Italian poet and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)

Births124 years ago

1903 - Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (d. 1998)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Lester Dent, American journalist and author (d. 1959)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Ding Ling, Chinese author and educator (d. 1986)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Joe Cronin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1984)

Births114 years ago

1906 - John Murray, American playwright and producer (d. 1984)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Piero Taruffi, Italian race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1988)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Paul Engle, American novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1991)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Ann Petry, American novelist (d. 1997)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Robert Fitzgerald, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 1985)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Malcolm Renfrew, American chemist and academic (d. 2013)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (d. 1987)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Alice Chetwynd Ley, English author and educator (d. 2004)

Births107 years ago

1914 - John E. Hodge, African-American chemist (d. 1996)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Alice Childress, American actress and playwright (d. 1994)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Lock Martin, American actor (d. 1959)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2004)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Gilles Beaudoin, Canadian politician, 34th Mayor of Trois-Rivières (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Doris Miller, American chef and soldier (d. 1943)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Christopher Soames, English politician and diplomat, Governor of Southern Rhodesia (d. 1987)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Art Clokey, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor, created Gumby (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jaroslav Drobný, Czech-English tennis player and ice hockey player (d. 2001)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Logie Bruce Lockhart, Scottish rugby player and journalist

Births99 years ago

1922 - William H. Sullivan, American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman, co-founded Weight Watchers (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Goody Petronelli, American boxer, trainer, and manager (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Leonidas Kyrkos, Greek politician (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Denis Lazure, Canadian psychiatrist and politician (d. 2008)

Births95 years ago

1928 - Al Held, American painter and academic (d. 2005)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Domna Samiou, Greek singer and musicologist (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Nappy Brown, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2008)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Robert Coles, American psychologist, author, and academic

Births91 years ago

1929 - Magnus Magnusson, Icelandic journalist and academic (d. 2007)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Denis Brodeur, Canadian ice hockey player and photographer (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Milica Kacin Wohinz, Slovenian historian and author

Births90 years ago

1931 - Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist and academic, co-developed Simula (d. 2002)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Dick Gregory, American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2017)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Ned Jarrett, American race car driver and sportscaster

Births88 years ago

1932 - John Moffat, Danish physicist and academic

Births88 years ago

1933 - Guido Molinari, Canadian painter and art collector (d. 2004)

Births87 years ago

1934 - James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2012)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Richard Meier, American architect, designed the Getty Center and City Tower

Births86 years ago

1934 - Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician and academic

Births86 years ago

1934 - Oğuz Atay, Turkish engineer and author (d. 1977)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Don Howe, English footballer and manager (d. 2015)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Tony Kubek, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births85 years ago

1935 - Sam Moore, American soul singer-songwriter

Births85 years ago

1935 - Shivraj Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Defence

Births85 years ago

1935 - Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor and actor (d. 2007)

Births85 years ago

1937 - Paul Hawkins, Australian race car driver (d. 1969)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Robert Mangold, American painter

Births83 years ago

1941 - Michael Mansfield, English lawyer, academic, and republican

Births79 years ago

1942 - Melvin Franklin, American soul bass singer (d. 1995)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Kostas Tsakonas, Greek actor (d. 2015)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Angela Rippon, English journalist and author

Births76 years ago

1945 - Aurore Clément, French actress

Births75 years ago

1946 - Drew Edmondson, American politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (d. 2008)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Daryl Runswick, English bassist and composer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Chris Wallace, American journalist

Births73 years ago

1948 - John Engler, American businessman and politician, 46th Governor of Michigan

Births72 years ago

1948 - Rick Parfitt, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Dave Lloyd, English cyclist and coach

Births71 years ago

1949 - Carlos the Jackal, Venezuelan terrorist and murderer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Paul Went, English footballer and manager (d. 2017)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Susan Anton, American actress and model

Births70 years ago

1950 - Dave Freudenthal, American economist and politician, 31st Governor of Wyoming

Births70 years ago

1951 - Sally Little, South African-American golfer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ed Royce, American businessman and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Norio Suzuki, Japanese golfer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Trevor Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Béla Csécsei, Hungarian educator and politician (d. 2012)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Roger Heath-Brown, English mathematician and theorist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Les Dennis, English comedian and actor

Births67 years ago

1953 - David Threlfall, English actor and director

Births67 years ago

1954 - Massimo Ghini, Italian actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Michael Roe, American singer, songwriter, and record producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Linval Thompson, Jamaican singer and producer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Einar Jan Aas, Norwegian footballer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Pat DiNizio, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Ante Gotovina, Croatian general

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jane Siberry, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Rafael Ábalos, Spanish author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Allan Evans, Scottish footballer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Lutz Haueisen, German cyclist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Catherine Holmes, Australian judge

Births64 years ago

1956 - Gerti Schanderl, German figure skater

Births64 years ago

1956 - David Vanian, English singer-songwriter

Births64 years ago

1957 - Clémentine Célarié, French actress, singer, and director

Births63 years ago

1957 - Serge Clerc, French comic book artist and illustrator

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mike Dowler, Welsh football goalkeeper

Births63 years ago

1957 - Annik Honoré, Belgian journalist and music promoter (d. 2014)

Births63 years ago

1957 - William F. Laurance, Australian biologist

Births63 years ago

1958 - Steve Austria, American lawyer and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Maria de Fátima Silva de Sequeira Dias, Portuguese historian, author, and academic (d. 2013)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jeff Keith, American rock singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Bryn Merrick, Welsh bass player (d. 2015)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Anna Escobedo Cabral, American lawyer and politician, 42nd Treasurer of the United States

Births61 years ago

1960 - Steve Lowery, American golfer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Carlo Perrone, Italian footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1961 - Chendo, Spanish footballer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Carlos Bernard, American actor and director

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chris Botti, American trumpet player and composer

Births58 years ago

1962 - John Coleman, English footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Branko Crvenkovski, Macedonian engineer and politician, 3rd President of the Republic of Macedonia

Births58 years ago

1962 - Deborah Foreman, American actress and photographer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mads Eriksen, Norwegian guitarist and composer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Raimond Aumann, German footballer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Hideki Fujisawa, Japanese composer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Satoshi Kon, Japanese animator and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Dave Legeno, English actor and mixed martial artist (d. 2014)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Alan McDonald, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Luis Polonia, Dominican baseball player

Births57 years ago

1965 - Dan Abnett, English author

Births55 years ago

1965 - J. J. Daigneault, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Scott O'Grady, American captain and pilot

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor and voice over artist (d. 2015)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Wim Jonk, Dutch footballer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Brenda Romero, American game designer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Becky Iverson, American golfer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Bill Auberlen, American race car driver

Births52 years ago

1968 - Paul Harragon, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Hugh Jackman, Australian actor, singer, and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Leon Lett, American football player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Martie Maguire, American singer-songwriter, violinist, and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Željko Milinovič, Slovenian footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Dwayne Roloson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - José Valentín, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Kirk Cameron, American actor, screenwriter, and Christian evangelical/anti-evolution activist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Patrick Musimu, Belgian diver and physiotherapist (d. 2011)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tanyon Sturtze, American baseball player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Charlie Ward, American basketball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Tony Fiore, American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Steve Johnston, Australian motorcycle racer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Bronzell Miller, American football player and actor (d. 2013)

Births49 years ago

1972 - Neriah Davis, American model and actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Juan Manuel Silva, Argentinian race car driver

Births48 years ago

1972 - Tom Van Mol, Belgian footballer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Lesli Brea, Dominican baseball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Martin Corry, English rugby player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Stephen Lee, English snooker player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Susana Félix, Portuguese singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Marion Jones, American basketball player and runner

Births45 years ago

1976 - Simon Bridges, New Zealand politician

Births44 years ago

1977 - Cristie Kerr, American golfer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Bode Miller, American skier

Births43 years ago

1977 - Javier Toyo, Venezuelan footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Stefan Binder, German footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist

Births42 years ago

1979 - Steven Agnew, Northern Irish politician

Births41 years ago

1979 - Steve Borthwick, English rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jordan Pundik, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Ledley King, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Tom Guiry, American actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Brian Kerr, Scottish footballer and manager

Births39 years ago

1981 - Giuseppe Lanzone, American rower

Births39 years ago

1981 - Conrad Smith, New Zealand rugby player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sun Tiantian, Chinese tennis player

Births39 years ago

1983 - Alex Brosque, Australian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Carlton Cole, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mariko Yamamoto, Japanese cricketer

Births37 years ago

1985 - Michelle Carter, American shot putter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mike Green, Canadian hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Anna Iljuštšenko, Estonian high jumper

Births35 years ago

1986 - Ioannis Maniatis, Greek footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Sergio Peter, German footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Tyler Blackburn, American actor

Births34 years ago

1987 - Marvin Ogunjimi, Belgian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Sam Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Calum Scott, British singer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Anna Ohmiya, Japanese curler

Births31 years ago

1990 - Henri Lansbury, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Nicolao Dumitru, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Josh Hutcherson, American actor and producer

Births28 years ago

1994 - Alex Katz, American baseball player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Sean Monahan, Canadian ice hockey player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Olivia Smoliga, American swimmer

Births26 years ago

1996 - James Graham, British singer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Curtis Scott, Australian rugby league player

Births23 years ago

2002 - Iris Apatow, American actress

Births18 years ago

2004 - Darci Lynne, American ventriloquist

Births16 years ago

Deaths

322 BC - Demosthenes, Athenian statesman, (b. 384 BC)

Deaths

638 - Honorius I, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

642 - John IV, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

884 - Tsunesada, Japanese prince (b. 825)

Deaths

1095 - Leopold II, margrave of Austria (b. 1050)

Deaths925 years ago

1152 - Adolf III of Berg, German nobleman (b. 1080)

Deaths868 years ago

1176 - William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, English politician (b. 1109)

Deaths844 years ago

1320 - Michael IX Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1277)

Deaths700 years ago

1328 - Clementia of Hungary, queen consort of France and Navarre (b. 1293)

Deaths692 years ago

1448 - Zhu Quan, Chinese prince, historian and playwright (b. 1378)

Deaths572 years ago

1491 - Fritz Herlen, German painter (b. 1449)

Deaths529 years ago

1492 - Piero della Francesca, Italian mathematician and painter (b. 1415)

Deaths528 years ago

1565 - Jean Ribault, French-American lieutenant and navigator (b. 1520)

Deaths455 years ago

1576 - Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1527)

Deaths444 years ago

1590 - Kanō Eitoku, Japanese painter and educator (b. 1543)

Deaths430 years ago

1600 - Luis de Molina, Spanish priest and philosopher (b. 1535)

Deaths420 years ago

1601 - Nicholas Brend, English landowner (b. 1560)

Deaths419 years ago

1632 - Kutsuki Mototsuna, Japanese commander (b. 1549)

Deaths388 years ago

1646 - François de Bassompierre, French general and courtier (b. 1579)

Deaths374 years ago

1654 - Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter (b. 1622)

Deaths366 years ago

1678 - Edmund Berry Godfrey, English lawyer and judge (b. 1621)

Deaths342 years ago

1679 - William Gurnall, English minister, theologian, and author (b. 1617)

Deaths341 years ago

1685 - Christoph Ignaz Abele, Austrian lawyer and jurist (b. 1628)

Deaths335 years ago

1730 - Frederick IV, king of Denmark and Norway (b. 1671)

Deaths290 years ago

1758 - Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, Irish field marshal and politician (b. 1680)

Deaths262 years ago

1812 - Juan José Castelli, Argentinian lawyer and politician (b. 1764)

Deaths208 years ago

1845 - Elizabeth Fry, English nurse and philanthropist (b. 1780)

Deaths175 years ago

1858 - Hiroshige, Japanese painter (b. 1797)

Deaths162 years ago

1870 - Robert E. Lee, American general (b. 1807)

Deaths150 years ago

1875 - Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (b. 1827)

Deaths145 years ago

1896 - Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish lawyer and politician, 9th Council President of Denmark (b. 1817)

Deaths124 years ago

1898 - Calvin Fairbank, American minister and activist (b. 1816)

Deaths122 years ago

1914 - Margaret E. Knight, American inventor (b. 1838)

Deaths106 years ago

1915 - Edith Cavell, English nurse (b. 1865)

Deaths105 years ago

1923 - Bunny Lucas, English cricketer (b. 1857)

Deaths97 years ago

1924 - Anatole France, French journalist, novelist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1844)

Deaths96 years ago

1926 - Edwin Abbott Abbott, English theologian and author (b. 1838)

Deaths94 years ago

1933 - John Lister, English philanthropist and politician (b. 1847)

Deaths87 years ago

1940 - Tom Mix, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)

Deaths80 years ago

1946 - Joseph Stilwell, American general (b. 1883)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English psychologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1885)

Deaths72 years ago

1954 - George Welch, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer and painter (b. 1872)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Arie de Jong, Indonesian-Dutch linguist and physician (b. 1865)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Gordon Griffith, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - Inejiro Asanuma, Japanese lawyer and politician (b. 1898)

Deaths60 years ago

1965 - Paul Hermann Müller, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian activist and politician (b. 1910)

Deaths53 years ago

1969 - Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater and actress (b. 1912)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Serge Poliakoff, Russian-French painter and academic (b. 1906)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Julius Saaristo, Finnish javelin thrower and soldier (b. 1891)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky, Russian-American illustrator and painter (b. 1891)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Dean Acheson, American lawyer and politician, 51st United States Secretary of State (b. 1893)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Gene Vincent, American musician (b. 1935)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Robert Le Vigan, French-Argentinian actor and politician (b. 1900)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Peter Aufschnaiter, Austrian mountaineer, geographer, and cartographer (b. 1899)

Deaths47 years ago

1978 - Nancy Spungen, American figure of the 1970s punk rock scene (b. 1958)

Deaths42 years ago

1984 - Anthony Berry, English politician (b. 1925)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Johnny Olson, American radio host and game show announcer (b. 1910)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Ricky Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1953)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Alf Landon, American lieutenant and politician, 26th Governor of Kansas (b. 1887)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Fahri Korutürk, Turkish commander and politician, 6th President of Turkey (b. 1903)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Ruth Manning-Sanders, Welsh-English poet and author (b. 1886)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Coby Whitmore, American painter and illustrator (b. 1913)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Jay Ward, American animator, producer, and screenwriter, founded Jay Ward Productions (b. 1920)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Rifaat el-Mahgoub, Egyptian politician (b. 1926)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Peter Wessel Zapffe, Norwegian physician, mountaineer, and author (b. 1899)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Sheila Florance, Australian actress (b. 1916)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Arkady Strugatsky, Russian author and translator (b. 1925)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Regis Toomey, American actor (b. 1898)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Leon Ames, American actor (b. 1902)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Gérald Godin, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - René Lacoste, French tennis player and fashion designer, co-founded Lacoste (b. 1904)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (b. 1911)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - John Denver, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1943)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Mario Beaulieu, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player and coach (b. 1936)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Robert Marsden Hope, Australian lawyer and judge (b. 1919)

Deaths21 years ago
Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Hikmet Şimşek, Turkish conductor (b. 1924)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Richard Buckle, Ballet critic and writer (b. 1916)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 -Afsar Ahmad Siddiqui, Bangladesh politician (b. 1935)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Ray Conniff, American bandleader and composer (b. 1916)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Audrey Mestre, French biologist and diver (b. 1974)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Jim Cairns, Australian economist and politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1914)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Bill Shoemaker, American jockey (b. 1931)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - C. Delores Tucker, American activist and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Angelika Machinek, German glider pilot (b. 1956)

Deaths14 years ago

2006. - Eugène Martin, French race car driver (b. 1915)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect, designed the Nakagin Capsule Tower (b. 1934)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Karl Chircop, Maltese physician and politician (b. 1965)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Dickie Peterson American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1948)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist (b. 1974)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Austin Ardill, Northern Irish soldier and politician (b. 1917)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Woody Peoples, American football player (b. 1943)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Belva Plain, American author (b. 1919)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Patricia Breslin, American actress (b. 1931)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist, created the C programming language (b. 1941)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - James Coyne, Canadian lawyer and banker, 2nd Governor of the Bank of Canada (b. 1910)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Norm Grabowski, American hot rod builder and actor (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sukhdev Singh Kang, Indian judge and politician, 14th Governor of Kerala (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Torkom Manoogian, Iraqi-Armenian patriarch (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Erik Moseholm, Danish bassist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Břetislav Pojar, Czech animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - George Herbig, American astronomer and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Oscar Hijuelos, American author and academic (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hans Wilhelm Longva, Norwegian diplomat (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Malcolm Renfrew, American chemist and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ali Mazrui, Kenyan-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Graham Miles, English snooker player (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Roberto Telch, Argentinian footballer and coach (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Abdallah Kigoda, Tanzanian politician, 8th Tanzanian Minister of Industry and Trade (b. 1953)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Joan Leslie, American actress, dancer, and vaudevillian (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

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