Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Heroes' Day can fall, while October 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in October. (Jamaica)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Mother's Day can fall, while October 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in October. (Argentina)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Sweetest Day can fall, while October 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Saturday in October. (Great Lakes region)

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

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (Canada, the United States, the UK and Italy)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

White Cane Safety Day (United States)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

1066 - Edgar the Ætheling is proclaimed King of England, but is never crowned. He reigns until 10 December 1066.

Events954 years ago

1529 - The Siege of Vienna ends when Austria routs the invading Ottoman forces, ending its European expansion.

Events491 years ago

1582 - Adoption of the Gregorian calendar begins, eventually leading to near-universal adoption.

Events438 years ago

1783 - The Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon makes the first human ascent, piloted by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier.

Events237 years ago

1793 - Queen Marie Antoinette of France is tried and convicted, and condemned to death the following day.

Events227 years ago

1809 - The Viceroy the Río de la Plata, Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros, opens the port of Buenos Aires to trade with nations other than Spain.

Events211 years ago

1815 - Napoleon begins his exile on Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Events205 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: The H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship, sinks, killing its inventor.

Events157 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Union garrison of Glasgow, Missouri surrenders to Confederate forces.

Events156 years ago

1878 - The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.

Events142 years ago

1879 - The Segura river in southeastern Spain floods, killing 1077 people.

Events141 years ago

1888 - The "From Hell" letter allegedly sent by Jack the Ripper is received by investigators.

Events132 years ago

1910 - Airship America is launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic by a powered aircraft.

Events110 years ago

1917 - World War I: Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by France for espionage.

Events103 years ago

1923 - The German Rentenmark is introduced in Germany to counter hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic.

Events97 years ago

1928 - The airship, Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.

Events92 years ago

1932 - Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.

Events88 years ago

1939 - The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed LaGuardia Airport) is dedicated.

Events81 years ago

1940 - President Lluís Companys of Catalonia is executed by the Francoist government.

Events80 years ago

1944 - World War II: Germany replaces the Hungarian government after it announces an armistice with the Soviet Union.

Events76 years ago

1945 - The former premier of Vichy France, Pierre Laval, is executed for treason.

Events75 years ago

1951 - Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes completes the synthesis of norethisterone, the basis of an early oral contraceptive.

Events69 years ago

1954 - Hurricane Hazel devastates the eastern seaboard of North America, killing 95 and causing massive floods as far north as Toronto.

Events66 years ago

1956 - FORTRAN, the first modern computer language, is first shared with the coding community.

Events64 years ago

1965 - Vietnam War: A draft card is burned during an anti-war rally by the Catholic Worker Movement, resulting in the first arrest under a new law.

Events55 years ago
Events54 years ago

1979 - Supporters of the Malta Labour Party ransack and destroy the Times of Malta building and other locations associated with the Nationalist Party.

Events41 years ago

1989 - Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.

Events31 years ago

1989 - Eight of those convicted in the Rivonia Trial are released from prison.

Events31 years ago

1990 - Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.

Events30 years ago

1991 - The "Oh-My-God particle", an ultra-high-energy cosmic ray measured at 40,000,000 times that of the highest energy protons produced in a particle accelerator is observed at the University of Utah HiRes observatory in Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.

Events29 years ago

1994 - The Clinton administration returns Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, to the island.

Events26 years ago

1995 - Marco Campos dies in a race at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, the only driver ever killed in the International Formula 3000 series.

Events25 years ago

1995 - Saddam Hussein is reelected president of Iraq through a referendum.

Events25 years ago

1997 - The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn.

Events23 years ago

2001 - NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io.

Events19 years ago

2003 - China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.

Events17 years ago

2005 - A planned neo-Nazi protest against African-American street gangs sets off a riot in Toledo, Ohio. Twenty-nine people are arrested.

Events15 years ago

2006 - The 6.7 Mw Kiholo Bay earthquake rocks Hawaii, causing property damage, injuries, landslides, power outages, and the closure of Honolulu International Airport.

Events14 years ago

2007 - Seventeen activists in New Zealand are arrested in the country's first post-9/11 anti-terrorism raids.

Events13 years ago

2008 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 733.08 points, or 7.87%, the second worst percentage drop in the Dow's history.

Events12 years ago

2011 - The 2011 Global Protests occur.

Events9 years ago

2013 - The 7.2 Mw Bohol earthquake strikes the Philippines. At least 215 die.

Events7 years ago

2016 - One hundred ninety-seven nations amend the Montreal Protocol to include a phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons.

Events4 years ago

Births

99 BC (probable) - Lucretius, Roman poet and philosopher (d. 55 BCE)

Births

70 BC - Virgil, Roman poet (d. 19 BC)

Births
Births755 years ago

1440 - Henry III, Landgrave of Upper Hesse, German noble (d. 1483)

Births580 years ago

1471 - Konrad Mutian, German epigrammatist and academic (d. 1526)

Births549 years ago

1542 - Akbar, Mughal emperor (d. 1605)

Births478 years ago

1561 - Richard Field, English cathedral dean (d. 1616)

Births459 years ago
Births456 years ago

1599 - Cornelis de Graeff, Dutch mayor and regent of Amsterdam (d. 1664)

Births421 years ago

1608 - Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist and mathematician (d. 1647)

Births412 years ago

1622 - Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Swedish statesman and military man (d. 1686)

Births398 years ago

1686 - Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet and playwright (d. 1758)

Births334 years ago

1701 - Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, Canadian nun and saint, founded Grey Nuns (d. 1771)

Births319 years ago
Births309 years ago

1762 - Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer and educator (d. 1820)

Births258 years ago

1767 - Gabriel Richard, French-born American Roman Catholic priest, missionary, educator, and politician (d. 1832)

Births253 years ago

1784 - Thomas Robert Bugeaud, French general and politician, Governor-General of Algeria (d. 1849)

Births236 years ago

1785 - José Miguel Carrera, Chilean general and politician (d. 1821)

Births235 years ago

1789 - William Christopher Zeise, Danish chemist who prepared Zeise's salt, one of the first organometallic compounds (d. 1847)

Births231 years ago

1795 - Frederick William IV of Prussia, Prussian king from 1840-1861 (d. 1861)

Births225 years ago

1814 - Mikhail Lermontov, Russian author, poet, and painter (d. 1841)

Births206 years ago

1816 - John Robertson, English-Australian politician, 5th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1891)

Births204 years ago

1818 - Alexander Dreyschock, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1869)

Births202 years ago

1825 - Marie of Prussia (d. 1889)

Births195 years ago

1829 - Asaph Hall, American astronomer and academic (d. 1907)

Births191 years ago

1833 - John Alexander MacPherson, Australian politician, 7th Premier of Victoria (d. 1894)

Births187 years ago

1836 - James Tissot, French painter and illustrator (d. 1902)

Births184 years ago

1840 - Honoré Mercier, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 9th Premier of Quebec (d. 1894)

Births180 years ago

1844 - Friedrich Nietzsche, German composer, poet, and philosopher (d. 1900)

Births176 years ago

1858 - John L. Sullivan, American boxer, actor, and journalist (d. 1918)

Births162 years ago

1865 - Charles W. Clark, American singer and educator (d. 1925)

Births155 years ago

1872 - Wilhelm Miklas, Austrian educator and politician, 3rd President of Austria (d. 1956)

Births148 years ago

1872 - August Nilsson, Swedish pole vaulter, shot putter, and tug of war competitor (d. 1921)

Births148 years ago

1878 - Paul Reynaud, French lawyer and politician, 118th Prime Minister of France (d. 1966)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Jane Darwell, American actress (d. 1967)

Births141 years ago

1881 - P. G. Wodehouse, English novelist and playwright (d. 1975)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Charley O'Leary, American baseball player and coach (d. 1941)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Archibald Hoxsey, American pilot (d. 1910)

Births136 years ago

1887 - Frederick Fleet, English sailor (d. 1965)

Births133 years ago

1888 - S. S. Van Dine, American author and critic (d. 1939)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Álvaro de Campos, Portuguese poet and engineer (d. 1935)

Births130 years ago
Births127 years ago

1894 - Moshe Sharett, Ukrainian-Israeli lieutenant and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1965)

Births126 years ago

1897 - Johannes Sikkar, Estonian soldier and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 1960)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Adolf Brudes, Polish-German race car driver (d. 1986)

Births121 years ago

1899 - José Ramón Guizado, Panamanian politician, 17th President of Panama (d. 1964)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Mervyn LeRoy, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1987)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Enrique Jardiel Poncela, Spanish playwright and novelist (d. 1952)

Births119 years ago

1905 - C. P. Snow, English chemist and author (d. 1980)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Hiram Fong, American soldier and politician (d. 2004)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Alicia Patterson, American journalist and publisher, co-founded Newsday (d. 1963)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Victoria Spivey, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1976)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Varian Fry, American journalist and author (d. 1967)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Herman Chittison, American pianist (d. 1967)

Births112 years ago

1908 - John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-American economist and diplomat, 7th United States Ambassador to India (d. 2006)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Jesse L. Greenstein, American astronomer and academic (d. 2002)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Robert Trout, American journalist (d. 2000)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Edwin O. Reischauer, Japanese-American scholar and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 1990)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Nellie Lutcher, American singer and pianist (d. 2007)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Wolfgang Lüth, German commander (d. 1945)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Mohammed Zahir Shah, Afghan king (d. 2007)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Al Killian, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2007)

Births104 years ago

1916 - George Turner, Australian author and critic (d. 1997)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Jan Miner, American actress (d. 2004)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., American historian and critic (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Paul Tanner, American trombonist and educator (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

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

Births101 years ago

1919 - Chuck Stevenson, American race car driver (d. 1995)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Chris Economaki, American sportscaster and actor (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Patricia Jessel, Hong Kong-English actress (d. 1968)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Mario Puzo, American author and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Henri Verneuil, Turkish-French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian-Israeli table tennis player (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese author (d. 2019)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Preben Munthe, Norwegian economist and politician, State Conciliator of Norway (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Italo Calvino, Italian novelist, short story writer, and journalist (d. 1985)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Antonio Fontán, Spanish journalist and politician (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Eugene Patterson, American journalist and activist (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Lindsay Thompson, Australian politician, 40th Premier of Victoria (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Marguerite Andersen, German-Canadian author and educator

Births96 years ago

1924 - Lee Iacocca, American businessman and author (d. 2019)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Warren Miller, American director and screenwriter (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Mickey Baker, American-French guitarist (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Aurora Bautista, Spanish actress (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Tony Hart, English painter and television host (d. 2009)

Births95 years ago

1926 - James E. Akins, American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Agustín García Calvo, Spanish philosopher and poet (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Michel Foucault, French historian and philosopher (d. 1984)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Ed McBain, American author and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Jean Peters, American actress (d. 2000)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Karl Richter, German organist and conductor (d. 1981)

Births94 years ago

1927 - B. S. Abdur Rahman, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Will Insley, American painter and architect (d. 2011)

Births91 years ago

1930 - FM-2030, Belgian-Iranian basketball player, philosopher and diplomat (d. 2000)

Births90 years ago

1931 - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Indian engineer, academic, and politician, 11th President of India (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Pauline Perry, Baroness Perry of Southwark, English academic and politician

Births89 years ago

1932 - Jaan Rääts, Estonian guitarist and composer

Births88 years ago

1933 - Nicky Barnes, American drug lord (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Alan Elsdon, English trumpet player (d. 2016)

Births86 years ago

1934 - N. Ramani, Indian flute player (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Barry McGuire, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births85 years ago

1935 - Dick McTaggart, Scottish boxer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Bobby Morrow, American sprinter

Births85 years ago

1935 - Willie O'Ree, Canadian ice hockey player

Births85 years ago

1936 - Michel Aumont, French actor

Births84 years ago

1936 - Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell, South African-English businessman

Births84 years ago

1937 - Linda Lavin, American actress and singer

Births83 years ago

1938 - Marv Johnson, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1993)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Brice Marden, American painter

Births82 years ago

1938 - Robert Ward, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Fela Kuti, Nigerian musician and activist (d. 1997)

Births82 years ago

1940 - Tommy Bishop, English rugby league player and coach

Births80 years ago

1940 - Peter C. Doherty, Australian surgeon and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births80 years ago

1941 - Roy Masters, Australian rugby league coach, journalist, and author

Births79 years ago

1942 - Hilo Chen, Taiwanese-American painter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Harold W. Gehman, Jr., American admiral

Births78 years ago

1942 - Don Stevenson, American singer-songwriter and drummer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Penny Marshall, American actress, director, and producer (d. 2018)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Sali Berisha, Albanian cardiologist and politician, 2nd President of Albania

Births76 years ago

1944 - A. Chandranehru, Sri Lankan Tamil merchant seaman and politician (d. 2005)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Haim Saban, Israeli-American businessman, co-founded Saban Entertainment

Births76 years ago

1944 - David Trimble, Northern Irish lawyer and politician, 3rd First Minister of Northern Ireland, Nobel Prize laureate

Births76 years ago

1945 - Steve Camacho, Guyanese cricketer (d. 2015)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Spanish cardinal

Births75 years ago

1945 - Neophyte of Bulgaria, Bulgarian patriarch

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jim Palmer, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births75 years ago

1946 - Victor Banerjee, Indian actor and director

Births74 years ago

1946 - Richard Carpenter, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Palle Danielsson, Swedish bassist and composer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Stewart Stevenson, Scottish engineer and politician, Minister for Environment and Climate Change

Births74 years ago

1947 - Hümeyra, Turkish singer-songwriter and actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jaroslav Erno Šedivý, Czech drummer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Renato Corona, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 2016)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Chris de Burgh, British-Irish singer-songwriter and pianist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Laurie McBain, American author

Births71 years ago

1949 - Prannoy Roy, Indian journalist, economist, and broadcaster, founded NDTV

Births71 years ago

1950 - Candida Royalle, American porn actress, director, and producer (d. 2015)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Atoy Co, Filipino basketball player, coach, and actor

Births69 years ago

1951 - Peter Richardson, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Rafael Vaganian, Armenian chess player

Births69 years ago

1951 - A. F. Th. van der Heijden, Dutch author

Births69 years ago

1953 - Betsy Clifford, Canadian skier

Births67 years ago

1953 - Tito Jackson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Larry Miller, American actor and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1953 - Peter Phillips, English conductor and musicologist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Walter Jon Williams, American author

Births67 years ago

1954 - Peter Bakowski, Australian poet and educator

Births66 years ago

1954 - Steve Bracks, Australian politician, 44th Premier of Victoria

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jere Burns, American actor

Births66 years ago
Births66 years ago

1954 - Julia Yeomans, English physicist and academic

Births66 years ago

1955 - Kulbir Bhaura, Indian field hockey player

Births65 years ago

1955 - Emma Chichester Clark, English author and illustrator

Births65 years ago

1957 - Michael Caton-Jones, Scottish actor, director, and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Mira Nair, Indian-American actress, director, and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Stacy Peralta, American skateboarder, director, producer, and businessman, co-founded Powell Peralta

Births63 years ago

1958 - Stephen Clarke, English-French journalist and author

Births62 years ago
Births61 years ago

1959 - Emeril Lagasse, American chef and author

Births61 years ago

1959 - Alex Paterson, English keyboard player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Todd Solondz, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1961 - Vyacheslav Butusov, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1963 - Stanley Menzo, Dutch footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Roberto Vittori, Italian colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births56 years ago

1965 - Nasser El Sonbaty, German bodybuilder and trainer (d. 2013)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jorge Campos, Mexican footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Bill Charlap, American pianist and composer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Ilse Huizinga, Dutch singer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Dave Stead, English drummer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Götz Otto, German actor and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Dan Forest, American politician, 34th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina

Births53 years ago

1968 - Didier Deschamps, French footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Vanessa Marcil, American actress

Births52 years ago

1968 - Rod Wishart, Australian rugby league player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Trent Zimmerman, Australian politician

Births52 years ago

1969 - Vítor Baía, Portuguese footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Dominic West, English actor and director

Births51 years ago

1970 - Eric Benét, American musician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ginuwine, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Pernilla Wiberg, Swedish skier

Births50 years ago

1971 - Joey Abs, American wrestler

Births49 years ago

1971 - Andy Cole, English footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Lauri Pilter, Estonian author and translator

Births49 years ago

1972 - Fred Hoiberg, American basketball player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Matt Keeslar, American actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Michél Mazingu-Dinzey, German-Congolese footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Aleksandr Filimonov, Russian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Maria Hjorth, Swedish golfer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Ömer Çatkıç, Turkish footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Bianca Rinaldi, Brazilian actress

Births46 years ago

1975 - Alessandro Doga, Italian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Glen Little, English footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1976 - Christian Allen, American video game designer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Manuel Dallan, Italian rugby player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Masato Kawabata, Japanese race car driver

Births43 years ago

1977 - David Trezeguet, French footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Devon Gummersall, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Takeshi Morishima, Japanese wrestler

Births42 years ago

1979 - Blue Adams, American football player and coach

Births41 years ago

1979 - Bohemia, Pakistani-American rapper and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jekaterina Golovatenko, Estonian figure skater

Births41 years ago

1979 - Paul Robinson, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jaci Velasquez, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Māris Verpakovskis, Latvian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Keyshia Cole, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Radoslav Židek, Slovak snowboarder

Births39 years ago

1982 - Paulini, Fijian-Australian singer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Sachiko Yamada, Japanese swimmer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Bruno Senna, Brazilian race car driver

Births37 years ago

1983 - Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Izale McLeod, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Johan Voskamp, Dutch footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jessie Ware, English singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1985 - Arron Afflalo, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Walter Alberto López, Uruguayan footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Marcos Martínez, Spanish race car driver

Births35 years ago

1986 - Lee Donghae, South Korean singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Carlo Janka, Swiss skier

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nolito, Spanish footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Jesse Levine, Canadian-American tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Chantal Strand, Canadian voice actress and singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ott Tänak, Estonian race car driver

Births33 years ago

1988 - Lassy Mbouity, Congolese writer and politician

Births32 years ago

1988 - Mesut Özil, German footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Blaine Gabbert, American football player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Leandro Antonio Martínez, Argentinian-Italian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Anthony Joshua, British professional boxer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jeon Ji-yoon, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer

Births30 years ago

1994 - Lil' Kleine, Dutch rapper

Births26 years ago

1995 - Jakob Pöltl, Austrian basketball player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Zelo, South Korean rapper and dancer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Charly Musonda, Belgian footballer

Births24 years ago

1999 - Bailee Madison, American actress

Births21 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

898 - Lambert of Italy (b. 880)

Deaths

912 - Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi, Spanish emir (b. 844)

Deaths

925 - Rhazes, Persian polymath (b. 864)

Deaths

961 - Abd-al-Rahman III, caliph of Córdoba

Deaths
Deaths1018 years ago
Deaths940 years ago

1243 - Hedwig of Silesia, Polish saint (b. 1174)

Deaths777 years ago
Deaths847 years ago

1326 - Walter de Stapledon, English bishop and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1261)

Deaths694 years ago

1389 - Pope Urban VI (b. 1318)

Deaths631 years ago

1404 - Marie Valois, French princess (b. 1344)

Deaths616 years ago
Deaths524 years ago

1564 - Andreas Vesalius, Belgian-Greek anatomist, physician, and author (b. 1514)

Deaths456 years ago

1622 - Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Swedish statesman and military man (d. 1686)

Deaths398 years ago

1674 - Robert Herrick, English poet (b. 1591)

Deaths346 years ago

1684 - Géraud de Cordemoy, French historian, philosopher and lawyer (b. 1626)

Deaths336 years ago

1690 - Juan de Valdés Leal, Spanish painter and illustrator (b. 1622)

Deaths330 years ago

1715 - Humphry Ditton, English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1675)

Deaths305 years ago

1788 - Samuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735)

Deaths232 years ago

1810 - Alfred Moore, American captain and judge (b. 1755)

Deaths210 years ago

1811 - Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter and politician (b. 1735)

Deaths209 years ago

1817 - Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish-Lithuanian general and engineer (b. 1746)

Deaths203 years ago

1819 - Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and politician, War Governor of Saint Petersburg (b. 1744)

Deaths201 years ago
Deaths200 years ago

1837 - Ivan Dmitriev, Russian poet and politician, Russian Minister of Justice (b. 1760)

Deaths183 years ago

1891 - Gilbert Arthur à Beckett, English author and songwriter (b. 1837)

Deaths129 years ago

1900 - Zdeněk Fibich, Czech pianist and composer (b. 1850)

Deaths120 years ago

1910 - Stanley Ketchel, American boxer (b. 1886)

Deaths110 years ago

1917 - Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and spy (b. 1876)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian guru and saint (b. 1838)

Deaths102 years ago

1925 - Dolores Jiménez y Muro, Mexican revolutionary (b. 1848?)

Deaths95 years ago

1930 - Herbert Henry Dow, Canadian-American businessman, founded the Dow Chemical Company (b. 1866)

Deaths90 years ago

1934 - Raymond Poincaré, French lawyer and politician, 10th President of France (b. 1860)

Deaths86 years ago

1940 - Lluís Companys, Catalan lawyer and politician, President of Catalonia (b. 1882)

Deaths80 years ago

1945 - Pierre Laval, French lawyer and politician, 101st Prime Minister of France (b. 1883)

Deaths75 years ago

1946 - Hermann Göring, German general and politician (b. 1893)

Deaths74 years ago

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

Deaths72 years ago

1955 - Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese composer (b. 1914)

Deaths65 years ago

1958 - Asaf Halet Çelebi, Turkish poet and author (b. 1907)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Elizabeth Alexander, British geologist, academic, and physicist (b. 1908)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian soldier and politician (b. 1909)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1880)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Clara Kimball Young, American actress and producer (b. 1890)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala', Indian poet and author (b. 1896)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Horton Smith, American golfer and captain (b. 1908)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter (b. 1891)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Abraham Fraenkel, German-Israeli mathematician and academic (b. 1891)

Deaths55 years ago

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

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Virginia Lee Burton, American author and illustrator (b. 1909)

Deaths52 years ago

1976 - Carlo Gambino, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1902)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - W. Eugene Smith, American photojournalist (b. 1918)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek footballer and volleyball player (b. 1896)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Philip Fotheringham-Parker, English race car driver (b. 1907)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Pat O'Brien, American actor (b. 1899)

Deaths37 years ago

1987 - Thomas Sankara, Burkinabe captain and politician, 5th President of Burkina Faso (b. 1949)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Donald Wandrei, American author and poet (b. 1908)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English pianist, composer, and critic (b. 1892)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Danilo Kiš, Serbian novelist, short story writer, essayist and translator. (b. 1935)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Delphine Seyrig, French actress and director (b. 1932)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Aydın Sayılı, Turkish historian and academic (b. 1913)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Sarah Kofman, French philosopher and academic (b. 1934)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Bengt Åkerblom, Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1967)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Marco Campos, Brazilian race car driver (b. 1976)

Deaths25 years ago

1999 - Josef Locke, British-Irish soldier, policeman, tenor and actor (b. 1917)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Konrad Emil Bloch, Polish-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Vincent Canby, American journalist and critic (b. 1924)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Ben Metcalfe, Canadian journalist and activist (b. 1919)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Matti Wuori, Finnish lawyer and politician (b. 1945)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Piet Boukema, Dutch jurist and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Edie Adams, American actress and singer (b. 1927)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Turkish soldier and poet (b. 1914)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Jack Narz, American game show host and announcer (b. 1922)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Heinz Versteeg, Dutch-German footballer (b. 1939)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and activist (b. 1926)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Johnny Sheffield, American actor (b. 1931)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Betty Driver, English actress, singer, and author (b. 1920)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Claude Cheysson, French lieutenant and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Erol Günaydın, Turkish actor and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Maria Petrou, Greek-English computer scientist and academic (b. 1953)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Cambodia (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Pat Ward, American lawyer and politician (b. 1957)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Donald Bailey, American drummer (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

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

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Cancio Garcia, Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gloria Lynne, American singer (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rudy Minarcin, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Hans Riegel, German businessman (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Giovanni Reale, Italian philosopher and historian (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jiří Reynek, Czech poet and graphic designer (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Robert Tiernan, American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Sergei Filippenkov, Russian footballer and manager (b. 1971)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nate Huffman, American basketball player (b. 1975)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Neill Sheridan, American baseball player (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

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

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tyrone Young, American football player (b. 1960)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Chinggoy Alonzo, Filipino theater, movie & television actor (b. 1950)

Deaths3 years ago

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