Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

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Holidays and observances
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Holidays and observances

Events

456 - Ricimer defeats Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the Western Roman Empire.

Events

690 - Empress Wu Zetian ascends to the throne of the Tang dynasty and proclaims herself ruler of the Chinese Empire.

Events

912 - Abd ar-Rahman III becomes the 8th Emir of Córdoba.

Events

955 - King Otto I defeats a Slavic revolt in what is now Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Events

1311 - The Council of Vienne convenes for the first time.

Events709 years ago

1384 - Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.

Events636 years ago

1590 - Prince Gesualdo of Venosa murders his wife and her lover.

Events430 years ago

1736 - Mathematician William Whiston's predicted comet fails to strike the Earth.

Events284 years ago

1780 - American Revolutionary War: The British-led Royalton raid is the last Native American raid on New England.

Events240 years ago

1780 - The Great Hurricane of 1780 finishes after its sixth day, killing between 20,000 and 24,000 residents of the Lesser Antilles.

Events240 years ago

1793 - French Revolution: Queen Marie Antoinette is executed.

Events227 years ago

1793 - War of the First Coalition: French victory at the Battle of Wattignies forces Austria to raise the siege of Maubeuge.

Events227 years ago

1805 - War of the Third Coalition: Napoleon surrounds the Austrian army at Ulm.

Events215 years ago

1813 - The Sixth Coalition attacks Napoleon in the three-day Battle of Leipzig.

Events207 years ago

1817 – Simón Bolívar sentences Manuel Piar to death for challenging the racial-caste in Venezuela.

Events203 years ago

1834 - Much of the ancient structure of the Palace of Westminster in London burns to the ground.

Events186 years ago

1836 - Great Trek: Afrikaner voortrekkers repulse a Matabele attack, but lose their livestock.

Events184 years ago

1841 - Queen's University is founded in the Province of Canada.

Events179 years ago

1843 - William Rowan Hamilton invents quaternions, a three-dimensional system of complex numbers.

Events177 years ago

1846 - William T. G. Morton administers ether anesthesia during a surgical operation.

Events174 years ago

1847 - The novel Jane Eyre is published in London.

Events173 years ago

1859 - John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

Events161 years ago

1869 - The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is "discovered".

Events151 years ago

1869 - Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England's first residential college for women.

Events151 years ago

1875 - Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.

Events145 years ago

1882 - The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.

Events138 years ago

1905 - The Partition of Bengal in India takes place.

Events115 years ago

1906 - The Wilhelm Voigt fools the city hall of Köpenick and several soldiers by impersonating a Prussian officer.

Events114 years ago

1909 - William Howard Taft and Porfirio Díaz hold the first summit between a U.S. and a Mexican president. They narrowly escape assassination.

Events111 years ago

1916 - Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.

Events104 years ago

1919 - Adolf Hitler delivers his first public address at a meeting of the German Workers' Party.

Events101 years ago
Events97 years ago

1934 - Chinese Communists begin the Long March to escape Nationalist encirclement.

Events86 years ago

1939 - World War II: No. 603 Squadron RAF intercepts the first Luftwaffe raid on Britain.

Events81 years ago

1940 - Holocaust in Poland: The Warsaw Ghetto is established.

Events80 years ago

1943 - Holocaust in Italy: Raid of the Ghetto of Rome.

Events77 years ago

1946 - Nuremberg trials: Ten defendants found guilty by the International Military Tribunal are executed by hanging.

Events74 years ago

1947 - The Philippines takes over the administration of the Turtle Islands and the Mangsee Islands from the United Kingdom.

Events73 years ago

1949 - The Greek Communist Party announces a "temporary cease-fire", thus ending the Greek Civil War.

Events71 years ago

1950 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis is published.

Events70 years ago

1951 - The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.

Events69 years ago

1962 - Cuban missile crisis begins: Kennedy is informed of photos taken on October 14 by a U-2 showing nuclear missiles (the crisis will last for 13 days starting from this point).

Events58 years ago

1964 - China detonates its first nuclear weapon.

Events56 years ago

1964 - Leonid Brezhnev becomes leader of the Soviet Communist Party, while Alexei Kosygin becomes the head of government.

Events56 years ago

1968 - Tommie Smith and John Carlos are ejected from the US Olympic team for participating in the Olympics Black Power salute.

Events52 years ago

1968 - Kingston, Jamaica is rocked by the Rodney riots, inspired by the barring of Walter Rodney from the country.

Events52 years ago

1968 - Yasunari Kawabata becomes the first Japanese person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Events52 years ago

1970 - Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act during the October Crisis.

Events50 years ago

1973 - Henry Kissinger and Lê Đức Thọ are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Events47 years ago

1975 - Indonesian troops kill the Balibo Five, a group of Australian journalists, Portuguese Timor.

Events45 years ago

1975 - Three-year-old Rahima Banu, from Bangladesh, is the last known case of naturally occurring smallpox.

Events45 years ago

1975 - The Australian Coalition sparks a constitutional crisis when they vote to defer funding for the government's annual budget.

Events45 years ago

1978 - Pope John Paul II becomes the first non-Italian pontiff since 1523.

Events42 years ago

1984 - Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Events36 years ago

1991 - George Hennard runs amok in Killeen, Texas, killing 23 and wounding 20.

Events29 years ago

1995 - The Million Man March takes place in Washington, D.C. About 837,000 attended.

Events25 years ago

1995 - The Skye Bridge in Scotland is opened.

Events25 years ago

1996 - Eighty-four football fans die and 180 are injured in a massive crush at a match in Guatemala City.

Events24 years ago

1998 - Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a murder extradition warrant.

Events22 years ago

2002 - The Bibliotheca Alexandrina opens in Egypt, commemorating the ancient library of Alexandria.

Events18 years ago

2013 - Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashes on approach to Pakse International Airport in Laos, killing 49 people.

Events7 years ago

2017 - Storm Ophelia strikes the U.K. and Ireland causing major damage and power loss.

Events3 years ago

Births

1351 - Gian Galeazzo Visconti, first Duke of Milan (d. 1402)

Births669 years ago

1396 - William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English admiral (d. 1450)

Births624 years ago
Births590 years ago

1483 - Gasparo Contarini, Italian cardinal and diplomat (d. 1542)

Births537 years ago

1535 - Niwa Nagahide, Japanese samurai (d. 1585)

Births485 years ago

1588 - Luke Wadding, Irish Franciscan friar and historian (d. 1657)

Births432 years ago

1605 - Charles Coypeau d'Assoucy, French writer and composer (d. 1677)

Births415 years ago

1620 - Pierre Paul Puget, French painter and sculptor (d. 1694)

Births400 years ago

1678 - Anna Waser, Swiss painter (d. 1714)

Births342 years ago

1679 - Jan Dismas Zelenka, Czech viol player and composer (d. 1745)

Births341 years ago

1710 - András Hadik, Austrian-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1790)

Births310 years ago

1714 - Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist and academic (d. 1795)

Births306 years ago

1726 - Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish-German painter and educator (d. 1801)

Births294 years ago

1729 - Pierre van Maldere, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1768)

Births291 years ago

1752 - Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian and academic (d. 1827)

Births268 years ago

1754 - Morgan Lewis, American general, lawyer, and politician, 3rd Governor of New York (d. 1844)

Births266 years ago

1758 - Noah Webster, American lexicographer (d. 1843)

Births262 years ago

1762 - Paul Hamilton, American soldier and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1816)

Births258 years ago

1789 - William Burton, American physician and politician, 39th Governor of Delaware (d. 1866)

Births231 years ago

1795 - William Buell Sprague, American minister, historian, and author (d. 1876)

Births225 years ago

1802 - Isaac Murphy, American educator and politician, 8th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1882)

Births218 years ago

1803 - Robert Stephenson, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1859)

Births217 years ago

1804 - Benjamin Russell, American painter and educator (d. 1885)

Births216 years ago

1806 - William P. Fessenden, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1869)

Births214 years ago

1815 - Francis Lubbock, American colonel and politician, 9th Governor of Texas (d. 1905)

Births205 years ago

1818 - William Forster, Indian-Australian politician, 4th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1882)

Births202 years ago

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

Births201 years ago

1831 - Lucy Stanton, American activist (d. 1910)

Births189 years ago

1832 - Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexican liberal intellectual, novelist (d. 1896)

Births188 years ago

1840 - Kuroda Kiyotaka, Japanese general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1900)

Births180 years ago

1841 - Itō Hirobumi, Japanese lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1909)

Births179 years ago

1844 - Ismail Qemali, Albanian civil servant and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1919)

Births176 years ago

1847 - Maria Pia of Savoy (d. 1911)

Births173 years ago

1852 - Carl von In der Maur, Governor of Liechtenstein (d. 1913)

Births168 years ago

1854 - Karl Kautsky, Czech-German journalist, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1938)

Births166 years ago

1854 - Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, novelist, and poet (d. 1900)

Births166 years ago

1855 - Samad bey Mehmandarov, Azerbaijani general and politician, 3rd Azerbaijani Minister of Defense (d. 1931)

Births165 years ago

1861 - J. B. Bury, Irish historian and scholar (d. 1927)

Births159 years ago

1861 - Richard Sears, American tennis player (d. 1943)

Births159 years ago

1863 - Austen Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)

Births157 years ago
Births153 years ago

1869 - Claude H. Van Tyne, American historian and author (d. 1930)

Births151 years ago

1872 - Walter Buckmaster, English polo player and businessman, co-founded Buckmaster & Moore (d. 1942)

Births148 years ago

1876 - Jimmy Sinclair, South African cricketer and rugby player (d. 1913)

Births144 years ago

1881 - William Orthwein, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1955)

Births139 years ago

1884 - Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (d. 1916)

Births136 years ago

1886 - David Ben-Gurion, Polish-Israeli soldier and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1973)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Eugene O'Neill, American playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Paul Popenoe, American founder of relationship counseling (d. 1979)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Michael Collins, Irish general and politician, 2nd Irish Minister for Finance (d. 1922)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Maria Goretti, Italian martyr and saint (d. 1902)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Paul Strand, American photographer and director (d. 1975)

Births130 years ago

1897 - Louis de Cazenave, French soldier (d. 2008)

Births123 years ago

1898 - William O. Douglas, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1980)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Edward Ardizzone, Vietnamese-English author and illustrator (d. 1979)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Primo Conti, Italian painter and poet (d. 1988)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Goose Goslin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1971)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Cecile de Brunhoff, French author and pianist (d. 2003)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Big Joe Williams, American Delta blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Björn Berglund, Swedish actor (d. 1968)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Ernst Kuzorra, German footballer and manager (d. 1990)

Births115 years ago

1906 - León Klimovsky, Argentinian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Richard Titmuss, English sociologist and academic (d. 1973)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Olivia Coolidge, English-American author and educator (d. 2006)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Enver Hoxha, Albanian general and politician, Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1985)

Births112 years ago

1911 - Otto von Bülow, German commander (d. 2006)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Clifford Hansen, American rancher and politician, 26th Governor of Wyoming (d. 2009)

Births108 years ago

1918 - Louis Althusser, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (d. 1990)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Abraham Nemeth, American mathematician and academic (d. 2013)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Tony Rolt, English race car driver and engineer (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Kathleen Winsor, American journalist and author (d. 2003)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Matt Batts, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Sita Ram Goel, Indian historian, publisher and writer (d. 2003)

Births99 years ago

1921 - MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (d. 2010)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Max Bygraves, English-Australian actor and singer (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Leon Sullivan, American minister and activist (d. 2001)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Linda Darnell, American actress (d. 1965)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Bert Kaempfert, German conductor and composer (d. 1980)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby player and sportscaster (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Gerard Parkes, Irish-Canadian actor (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Angela Lansbury, English-American actress, singer, and producer

Births95 years ago

1926 - Charles Dolan, American businessman, founded Cablevision and HBO

Births94 years ago

1927 - Günter Grass, German novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Mary Daly, American philosopher and theologian (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Fernanda Montenegro, Brazilian actress

Births91 years ago

1930 - John Polkinghorne, English physicist, theologian and priest

Births90 years ago

1930 - Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress

Births90 years ago

1931 - Charles Colson, American lawyer and politician (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Valery Klimov, Ukrainian-Russian violinist and educator

Births89 years ago

1931 - Rosa Rosal, Filipino actress

Births89 years ago

1931 - P. W. Underwood, American football player and coach (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1932 - John Grant, English journalist and politician (d. 2000)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Henry Lewis, American bassist and conductor (d. 1996)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Lucien Paiement, Canadian physician and politician (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Nobuyo Ōyama, Japanese voice actress

Births87 years ago

1934 - Peter Ashdown, English race car driver

Births86 years ago

1936 - Peter Bowles, English actor and screenwriter

Births84 years ago

1936 - Andrei Chikatilo, Ukrainian-Russian serial killer (d. 1994)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Mladen Koščak, Croatian footballer (d. 1997)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Akira Machida, Japanese lawyer and judge, 15th Chief Justice of Japan (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Carl Gunter, Jr., American politician (d. 1999)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Nico, German singer-songwriter, model, and actress (d. 1988)

Births82 years ago

1940 - Barry Corbin, American actor and producer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player and coach (d. 2003)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and journalist (d. 2009)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Tim McCarver, American baseball player, sportscaster, and singer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Emma Nicholson, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, English computer programmer and politician

Births79 years ago

1943 - Fred Turner, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player

Births77 years ago

1944 - Kaizer Motaung, South African footballer and manager

Births76 years ago

1945 - Stefan Buczacki, English horticulturalist, botanist, and television host

Births75 years ago

1945 - Roger Hawkins, American session drummer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Paul Monette, American author and poet (d. 1995)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Geoff Barnett, English footballer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Suzanne Somers, American actress and producer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Nicholas Day, English actor

Births73 years ago

1947 - Terry Griffiths, Welsh snooker player and coach

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bob Weir, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Zucker, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1948 - Alison Chitty, English production designer and costume designer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Bruce Fleisher, American golfer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Hema Malini, Indian actress, director, producer, and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Leo Mazzone, American baseball player and coach

Births72 years ago

1950 - Károly Horváth, Romanian-Hungarian cellist, flute player, and composer (d. 2015)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Angry Grandpa, American internet personality (d. 2017)

Births70 years ago

1952 - Christopher Cox, American lawyer and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Cordell Mosson, American bass player (d. 2013)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Crazy Mohan, Indian actor, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 2019)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Glenys Thornton, Baroness Thornton, English politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Tony Carey, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1954 - Lorenzo Carcaterra, American author and blogger

Births66 years ago
Births66 years ago

1954 - Serafino Ghizzoni, Italian rugby player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Corinna Harfouch, German actress

Births66 years ago

1955 - Ellen Dolan, American actress

Births65 years ago

1956 - Marin Alsop, American violinist and conductor

Births64 years ago

1956 - John Chavis, American football player and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Meg Rosoff, American-English author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, Bangladeshi poet, author, and playwright (d. 1992)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Priidu Beier, Estonian poet and educator

Births63 years ago

1958 - Roy McDonough, English footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Tim Robbins, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1959 - Kevin Brennan, Welsh journalist and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Brian Harper, American baseball player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Gary Kemp, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Philip Maini, Northern Irish mathematician at the University of Oxford

Births61 years ago

1959 - Tessa Munt, English lawyer and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jamie Salmon, English-New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1959 - Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian flute player and composer

Births61 years ago

1959 - John Whittingdale, English politician

Births61 years ago

1960 - Guy LeBlanc, Canadian keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2015)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Bob Mould, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Marc Levy, French author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Randy Vasquez, American actor, director, and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Scott O'Hara, American pornographic performer, author, poet, editor and publisher (d. 1998)

Births59 years ago

1962 - Flea, Australian-American bass player, songwriter, and actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Manute Bol, Sudanese-American basketball player and activist (d. 2010)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian opera singer (d. 2017)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Nico Lazaridis, German footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Tamara McKinney, American skier

Births58 years ago

1963 - Brendan Kibble, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Timothy Leighton, English physicist and academic

Births57 years ago

1964 - Shawn Little, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2012)

Births56 years ago

1964 - James Thompson, American-Finnish author (d. 2014)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Kang Kyung-ok, South Korean illustrator

Births55 years ago

1965 - Tom Tolbert, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1966 - Olof Lundh, Swedish journalist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, American voice actress, singer, and director

Births54 years ago

1967 - Michael Laffy, Australian footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Davina McCall, English television host and actress

Births53 years ago

1968 - Randall Batinkoff, American actor and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Mark Lee, Singaporean actor and singer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Francesco Libetta, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor

Births52 years ago

1968 - Todd Stashwick, American actor and writer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Elsa Zylberstein, French actress

Births52 years ago

1969 - Roy Hargrove, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2018)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Takao Omori, Japanese wrestler

Births51 years ago

1969 - Terri J. Vaughn, American actress and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Wendy Wilson, American singer-songwriter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Kazuyuki Fujita, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mehmet Scholl, German footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1971 - Chad Gray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Paul Sparks, American actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Frank Cuesta, Spanish television presenter

Births49 years ago

1972 - Adrianne Frost, American comedian, actress, and author

Births48 years ago

1972 - Darius Kasparaitis, Lithuanian-Russian ice hockey player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Kordell Stewart, American football player and radio host

Births48 years ago

1973 - Justin Credible, American wrestler

Births47 years ago

1973 - David Unsworth, English footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Aurela Gaçe, Albanian singer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Paul Kariya, Canadian ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Ernesto Noel Aquino, Honduran footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Brynjar Gunnarsson, Icelandic footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jacques Kallis, South African cricketer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Kellie Martin, American actress, director, and producer

Births45 years ago

1977 - John Mayer, American singer-songwriter, rapper, guitarist, and producer

Births43 years ago

1980 - Sue Bird, Israeli-American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Timana Tahu, Australian rugby league player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Brea Grant, American actress and writer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Martin Halle, Danish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Boyd Melson, American boxer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Anthony Reyes, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Cristian Riveros, Paraguayan footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indian actor, singer, and producer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Philipp Kohlschreiber, German tennis player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kenny Omega, Canadian wrestler

Births37 years ago

1984 - François Pervis, French track cyclist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Rachel Reilly, American talk show host and actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - Jay Beagle, Canadian ice hockey player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Verena Sailer, German sprinter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Peter Wallace, Australian rugby league player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Nicky Adams, English-Welsh footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Derk Boerrigter, Dutch footballer

Births34 years ago

1988 - Zoltán Stieber, Hungarian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Dan Biggar, Welsh rugby player

Births31 years ago

1992 - Bryce Harper, American baseball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kostas Fortounis, Greek footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Stuart Lightbody, Irish badminton player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Caroline Garcia, French tennis player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Adam Elliott, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1997 - Charles Leclerc, Monégasque Formula One driver

Births23 years ago

1997 - Naomi Osaka, Haitian-Japanese tennis player

Births23 years ago

Deaths

385 - Fú Jiān, Chinese emperor (b. 337)

Deaths

786 - Lullus, archbishop of Mainz (b. 710)

Deaths

976 - Al-Hakam II, Umayyad caliph (b. 915)

Deaths

1027 - Fujiwara no Kenshi, Japanese empress (b. 994)

Deaths993 years ago

1130 - Pedro González de Lara, Castilian magnate

Deaths890 years ago

1284 - Shams al-Din Juvayni, Persian statesman, vizier and minister of finance of the Ilkhanate

Deaths736 years ago

1323 - Amadeus V, count of Savoy (b. 1249)

Deaths697 years ago

1333 - Nicholas V, antipope of Rome (b. 1260)

Deaths687 years ago

1438 - Anne of Gloucester, English noblewoman (b. 1383)

Deaths582 years ago

1355 - Louis the Child, king of Sicily (b. 1338)

Deaths665 years ago

1523 - Luca Signorelli, Italian painter (b. c.1450)

Deaths497 years ago

1553 - Lucas Cranach the Elder, German painter and engraver (b. 1472)

Deaths467 years ago

1555 - Hugh Latimer, English bishop and saint (b. 1487)

Deaths465 years ago

1555 - Nicholas Ridley, English bishop and martyr (b. 1500)

Deaths465 years ago

1591 - Gregory XIV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1535)

Deaths429 years ago

1594 - William Allen, English cardinal (b. 1532)

Deaths426 years ago

1621 - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Dutch organist and composer (b. 1562)

Deaths399 years ago

1628 - François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)

Deaths392 years ago

1649 - Isaac van Ostade, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1621)

Deaths371 years ago

1655 - Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and theorist (b. 1591)

Deaths365 years ago

1660 - John Cook, English politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales (b. 1608)

Deaths360 years ago

1679 - Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, Irish-English soldier and politician (b. 1621)

Deaths341 years ago

1680 - Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian field marshal (b. 1609)

Deaths340 years ago

1730 - Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French-American explorer and politician, 3rd French Governor of Louisiana (b. 1658)

Deaths290 years ago

1730 - Nevşehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha, Greek politician, 139th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1666)

Deaths290 years ago

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

Deaths270 years ago

1755 - Gerard Majella, Italian saint (b. 1725)

Deaths265 years ago

1774 - Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (b. 1750)

Deaths246 years ago

1791 - Grigory Potemkin, Russian general and politician (b. 1739)

Deaths229 years ago

1793 - Marie Antoinette, Austrian-born queen consort of Louis XVI of France (b. 1755)

Deaths227 years ago

1793 - John Hunter, Scottish-English surgeon and philosopher (b. 1728)

Deaths227 years ago
Deaths224 years ago

1799 - Veerapandiya Kattabomman Indian activist (b. 1760)

Deaths221 years ago

1810 - Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian religious leader, founded the Breslov Hasidic group (b. 1772)

Deaths210 years ago

1822 - Eva Marie Veigel, Austrian-English dancer (b. 1724)

Deaths198 years ago

1877 - Théodore Barrière, French playwright (b. 1823)

Deaths143 years ago

1888 - John Wentworth, American journalist and politician, 19th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1815)

Deaths132 years ago

1904 - Haritina Korotkevich, Russian heroine (b. 1882)

Deaths116 years ago

1908 - Joseph Leycester Lyne, English monk (b. 1837)

Deaths112 years ago

1909 - Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, German poet and playwright (b. 1856)

Deaths111 years ago

1913 - Ralph Rose, American shot putter, discus, and hammer thrower (b. 1885)

Deaths107 years ago

1936 - Effie Adelaide Rowlands, British writer (b. 1859)

Deaths84 years ago

1937 - Jean de Brunhoff, French poet and playwright (b. 1899)

Deaths83 years ago

1946 - Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial:Hans Frank, German lawyer, politician and war criminal (b. 1900)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial:Wilhelm Frick, German lawyer and politician, German Minister of the Interior (b. 1877)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial:Alfred Jodl, German general (b. 1890)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial:Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian SS officer (b. 1903)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial:Wilhelm Keitel, German field marshal (b. 1882)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial:Alfred Rosenberg, Estonian architect and politician (b. 1893)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial:Fritz Sauckel, German sailor and politician (b. 1894)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial:Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian lawyer and politician, 16th Federal Chancellor of Austria (b. 1892)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial:Julius Streicher, German journalist and politician (b. 1887)

Deaths74 years ago

1946 - Nuremberg trial executions of the Main Trial:Joachim von Ribbentrop, German lieutenant and politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany (b. 1893)

Deaths74 years ago

1947 - Anna B. Eckstein, German peace activist (b. 1868)

Deaths73 years ago

1951 - Liaquat Ali Khan, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (b 1895)

Deaths69 years ago

1956 - Jules Rimet, French businessman (b. 1873)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - John Anthony Sydney Ritson, English rugby player, mines inspector, engineer and educator (b. 1887)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Robert Redfield, American anthropologist of Mexico (b. 1897)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Minor Hall, American drummer (b. 1897)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - George Marshall, American general and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Defense, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1880)

Deaths61 years ago

1962 - Gaston Bachelard, French poet and philosopher (b. 1884)

Deaths58 years ago

1964 - Patsy Callighen, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1906)

Deaths56 years ago

1966 - George O'Hara, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1899)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (b. 1914)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Robin Boyd, Australian architect and educator, designed the Domain Park Flats (b. 1919)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Nick Begich, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Hale Boggs, American lawyer and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Leo G. Carroll, English-American actor (b. 1886)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Gene Krupa, American drummer, composer, and actor (b. 1909)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1885)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Dan Dailey, American actor, singer, dancer, and director (b. 1913)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Johan Borgen, Norwegian author and critic (b. 1903)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Moshe Dayan, Israeli general and politician, 5th Foreign Affairs Minister of Israel (b. 1915)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Eugene Eisenmann, Panamanian-American lawyer and ornithologist (b. 1906)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Mario Del Monaco, Italian tenor (b. 1915)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer and conductor (b. 1895)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist and pianist (b. 1921)

Deaths34 years ago

1989 - Walter Farley, American author and educator (b. 1915)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Scott O'Dell, American journalist and author (b. 1898)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Cornel Wilde, American actor (b. 1915)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Art Blakey, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1919)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American pianist and educator (b. 1914)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Shirley Booth, American actress and singer (b. 1898)

Deaths28 years ago

1996 - Jason Bernard, American actor (b. 1938)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Eric Malpass, English author (b. 1910)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Audra Lindley, American actress (b. 1918)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - James A. Michener, American author and philanthropist (b. 1907)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Jon Postel, American computer scientist and academic (b. 1943)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Jean Shepherd, American radio host, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Mel Carnahan, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 51st Governor of Missouri (b. 1934)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Rick Jason, American actor (b. 1923)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Etta Jones, American singer-songwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Avni Arbaş, Turkish painter (b. 1919)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Stu Hart, Canadian wrestler and trainer (b. 1915)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - László Papp, Hungarian boxer (b. 1926)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Pierre Salinger, American journalist and politician, 11th White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - John Victor Murra, Ukrainian-American anthropologist and academic (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian lawyer and politician, 91st President of Peru (b. 1936)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (b. 1921)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer-songwriter (b. 1981)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Dagmar Normet, Estonian author and translator (b. 1921)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Eyedea, American rapper and producer (b. 1981)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Barbara Billingsley, American actress (b. 1915)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Dan Wheldon, English race car driver (b. 1978)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Frank Moore Cross, American scholar and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John A. Durkin, American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mario Gallegos, Jr., American firefighter and politician (b. 1950)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bódog Török, Hungarian handball player and coach (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Eddie Yost, American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Govind Purushottam Deshpande, Indian playwright and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - George Hourmouziadis, Greek archaeologist and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ed Lauter, American actor (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Laurel Martyn, Australian ballerina and choreographer (b. 1916)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Robert B. Rheault, American colonel (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Saggy Tahir, Pakistani-American lawyer and politician (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ioannis Charalambopoulos, Greek colonel and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Allen Forte, American musicologist and theorist (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Seppo Kuusela, Finnish basketball player and coach (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough, English businessman (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Richard J. Cardamone, American lawyer and judge (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - James W. Fowler, American psychologist and academic (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - William James, Australian general and physician (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Vera Williams, American author and illustrator (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Memduh Ün, Turkish film producer, director, actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Calvin Carl "Kelly" Gotlieb, Canadian professor and computer scientist (b. 1921)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Daphne Caruana Galizia, Maltese journalist and blogger (b. 1964)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Roy Dotrice, British actor (b. 1923)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - John Dunsworth, Canadian actor (b. 1946)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Sean Hughes, British-born Irish stand-up comedian (b. 1965)

Deaths3 years ago

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