Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

1091 - London tornado of 1091: A tornado thought to be of strength T8/F4 strikes the heart of London.

Events929 years ago

1346 - The English capture King David II of Scotland at Neville's Cross and imprison him for eleven years.

Events674 years ago

1448 - An Ottoman army defeats a Hungarian army at the Second Battle of Kosovo.

Events572 years ago

1456 - The University of Greifswald is established as the second oldest university in northern Europe.

Events564 years ago

1534 - Anti-Catholic posters appear in Paris and other cities supporting Huldrych Zwingli's position on the Mass.

Events486 years ago

1558 - Poczta Polska, the Polish postal service, is founded.

Events462 years ago

1604 - Kepler's Supernova is observed in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

Events416 years ago

1610 - French king Louis XIII is crowned in Reims Cathedral.

Events410 years ago

1660 - The Nine regicides who signed the death warrant of Charles I of England are hanged, drawn and quartered.

Events360 years ago

1662 - Charles II of England sells Dunkirk to Louis XIV of France for 40,000 pounds.

Events358 years ago

1771 - Premiere in Milan of the opera Ascanio in Alba, composed by Mozart at age 15.

Events249 years ago

1777 - American Revolutionary War: British General John Burgoyne surrenders his army at Saratoga, New York.

Events243 years ago

1781 - American Revolutionary War: British General Charles, Earl Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown.

Events239 years ago

1800 - War of the Second Coalition: Britain takes control of the Dutch colony of Curaçao.

Events220 years ago

1806 - Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I, is assassinated after an oppressive rule.

Events214 years ago

1814 - Eight people die in the London Beer Flood.

Events206 years ago

1817 - The tomb of Pharaoh Seti I is discovered.

Events203 years ago

1827 - Bellini's third opera, Il pirata, is premiered at Milan.

Events193 years ago

1860 - First The Open Championship (referred to in North America as the British Open).

Events160 years ago

1861 - Aborigines kill Nineteen Europeans in the Cullin-la-ringo massacre.

Events159 years ago

1888 - Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).

Events132 years ago

1907 - Marconi begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service.

Events113 years ago

1912 - Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War.

Events108 years ago

1919 - RCA is incorporated as the Radio Corporation of America.

Events101 years ago

1931 - Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion.

Events89 years ago

1933 - Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States.

Events87 years ago

1940 - The body of Communist propagandist Willi Münzenberg found in South France, starting a never-resolved mystery.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: The USS Kearny becomes the first US Navy vessel to be torpedoed by a U-boat.

Events79 years ago

1943 - The Burma Railway (Burma–Thailand Railway) is completed.

Events77 years ago

1943 - Nazi Holocaust in Poland: Sobibór extermination camp is closed.

Events77 years ago

1945 - A massive demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, demands Juan Perón's release.

Events75 years ago

1956 - The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield, England.

Events64 years ago

1956 - Bobby Fischer defeats Donald Byrne in the chess Game of the Century.

Events64 years ago

1961 - Directed by their chief Maurice Papon, Paris police massacre scores of Algerian protesters.

Events59 years ago

1965 - The 1964–65 New York World's Fair closes after two years and more than 51 million attendees.

Events55 years ago

1966 - The 23rd Street Fire in New York City kills 12 firefighters.

Events54 years ago
Events51 years ago

1970 - FLQ terrorists murder Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte.

Events50 years ago

1973 - OPEC imposes an oil embargo against countries they deem to have helped Israel in the Yom Kippur War.

Events47 years ago

1977 - The hijacked Lufthansa Flight 181 lands in Mogadishu. The remaining hostages are later rescued.

Events43 years ago

1979 - Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Events41 years ago

1979 - The Department of Education Organization Act creates the US Department of Education.

Events41 years ago

1980 - As part of the Holy See–United Kingdom relations a British monarch makes the first state visit to the Vatican.

Events40 years ago

1989 - The 6.9 Mw Loma Prieta earthquake shakes the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Coast, killing Sixty-three.

Events31 years ago

1989 - The East German Politburo votes to remove Erich Honecker from his role as General Secretary.

Events31 years ago

1992 - Having gone to the wrong house, Japanese student Yoshihiro Hattori is killed by the homeowner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Events28 years ago

1994 - Russian journalist Dmitry Kholodov is assassinated while investigating corruption in the armed forces.

Events26 years ago

2000 - The Hatfield rail crash leads to the collapse of Railtrack.

Events20 years ago

2001 - Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi becomes the first Israeli minister to be assassinated in a terrorist attack.

Events19 years ago

2003 - Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, becomes the world's tallest highrise.

Events17 years ago

2005 - The Colbert Report, an American satirical news television program and talk show hosted by Stephen Colbert, premiered on Comedy Central.

Events15 years ago

2018 - The recreational use of cannabis is legalized in Canada.

Events2 years ago
Events2 years ago

2019 - Drug dealers in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico force the government to back down on an arrest.

Events1 years ago

Births

503 - Lý Nam Đế, first emperor of Vietnam (d. 548)

Births

1253 - Ivo of Kermartin, French priest and saint (d. 1303)

Births767 years ago

1493 - Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (d. 1560)

Births527 years ago

1500 - Alonso de Orozco Mena, Spanish Roman Catholic priest (d. 1591)

Births520 years ago

1577 - Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (d. 1621)

Births443 years ago

1577 - Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (d. 1642)

Births443 years ago

1582 - Johann Gerhard, German theologian and academic (d. 1637)

Births438 years ago

1587 - Nathan Field, English dramatist and actor (d. 1620)

Births433 years ago

1623 - Francis Turretin, Swiss-Italian minister, theologian, and academic (d. 1687)

Births397 years ago
Births391 years ago

1688 - Domenico Zipoli, Italian missionary and composer (d. 1726)

Births332 years ago

1711 - Jupiter Hammon, American poet (d. 1806)

Births309 years ago

1719 - Jacques Cazotte, French author and academic (d. 1792)

Births301 years ago

1720 - Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini, Italian harpsichord player and composer (d. 1795)

Births300 years ago

1725 - John Wilkes, English journalist and politician (d. 1797)

Births295 years ago

1729 - Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, French composer and academic (d. 1817)

Births291 years ago

1735 - Franz Xaver Feuchtmayer the Younger, German Baroque artist (d. 1803)

Births285 years ago

1759 - Andrey Voronikhin, Russian architect and painter (d. 1814)

Births261 years ago

1760 - Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon, French economist and philosopher (d. 1825)

Births260 years ago

1760 - Henri de Saint-Simon, French political and economic theorist (d. 1825)

Births260 years ago

1768 - Sophie von Dönhoff, morganatic spouse by bigamy to King Frederick William II of Prussia (d. 1838)

Births252 years ago

1779 - Louis Charles, French prince of the blood (d. 1808)

Births241 years ago

1779 - José Andrés Pacheco de Melo, Argentine statesman and priest (d. approx. 1820)

Births241 years ago

1780 - Richard Mentor Johnson, American politician, ninth Vice President of the United States (d. 1850)

Births240 years ago

1781 - Johann Friedrich Meckel, German anatomist (d. 1833)

Births239 years ago

1784 - Fructuoso Rivera, first president of Uruguay (d. 1854)

Births236 years ago

1785 - Christen Smith, Norwegian scientist (d. 1816)

Births235 years ago

1792 - John Bowring, English polyglot and governor of Hong Kong (d. 1826)

Births228 years ago

1797 - Juan Lavalle, Argentine politician (d.1841)

Births223 years ago

1803 - Ferenc Deák, Hungarian politician (d. 1876)

Births217 years ago

1810 - Adolphe-Félix Cals, French painter (d. 1880)

Births210 years ago

1811 - Albertus van Raalte, Dutch-American pastor and educator (d. 1876)

Births209 years ago

1813 - Georg Büchner, German-Swiss poet and playwright (d. 1837)

Births207 years ago

1814 - Yakiv Holovatsky, Ukrainian historian, scholar, and poet (d. 1888)

Births206 years ago

1817 - Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian philosopher and scholar (d. 1898)

Births203 years ago

1821 - Alexander Gardner, Scottish photographer (d. 1882)

Births199 years ago

1828 - Aureliano Maestre de San Juan, Spanish scientist (d. 1890)

Births192 years ago

1833 - José E. Días, Paraguayan general (d. 1867)

Births187 years ago

1835 - Louis-Léon Cugnot, French sculptor (d. 1894)

Births185 years ago

1835 - Paul Haenlein, German mechanical engineer (d.1905)

Births185 years ago

1840 - André Gill, French caricaturist (d. 1885)

Births180 years ago

1844 - Gustave Schlumberger, French historian (d. 1929)

Births176 years ago

1845 - John J. Gardner, American politician (d. 1921)

Births175 years ago
Births167 years ago

1859 - Childe Hassam, American painter and illustrator (d. 1935)

Births161 years ago
Births160 years ago

1864 - Elinor Glyn, English author, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1943)

Births156 years ago

1865 - James Rudolph Garfield, American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1950)

Births155 years ago

1867 - Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Catalan architect who designed the Casa Martí (d. 1956)

Births153 years ago

1871 - Segundo de Chomón, Spanish cinematographer, director, and screenwriter (d.1929)

Births149 years ago

1876 - Hippolyte Aucouturier, French cyclist (d. 1944)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, Spanish politician and 17th Duke of Alba (d. 1953)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Jesús Reyes Ferreira, Mexican artist and art collector (d. 1977)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Maria Dulęba, Polish actress (d. 1959)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Haritina Korotkevich, Russian war heroine (d. 1904)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Alexander Neill, Scottish educator (d. 1973)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Thaddeus Shideler, American hurdler (d. 1966)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Spring Byington, American actress (d. 1971)

Births134 years ago

1889 - Mikha'il Na'ima, Lebanese author (d. 1988)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Theodor Eicke, German SS general (d. 1943)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Herbert Howells, English organist, composer, and educator (d. 1983)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Raffaele Bendandi, Italian clockmaker and seismologist (d. 1979)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Prince René, Italian Prince of Denmark (d. 1962)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Pablo de Rokha, Chilean poet (d. 1968)

Births126 years ago
Births125 years ago

1895 - Doris Humphrey, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1958)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Roman Petrovich, Russian prince (d. 1978)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese violinist and educator (d. 1998)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Eileen Sedgwick, American actress (d. 1991)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author and poet (d. 1971)

Births122 years ago

1900 - C. C. van Asch van Wijck, Dutch artist and sculptor (d. 1932)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Jean Arthur, American actress (d. 1991)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Yvor Winters, American critic and poet (d. 1968)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Emma Gamboa Alvarado, Costa Rican educator (d. 1973)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Irene Ryan, American actress (d. 1973)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Nathanael West, American author and screenwriter (d. 1940)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Andrei Grechko, Soviet general (d. 1976)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Leopoldo Benites, Ecuadorian diplomat 28th president of the United Nations General Assembly (d. 1996)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)

Births114 years ago

1907 - John Marley, American actor (d. 1984)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Hjördis Petterson, Swedish actress (d. 1988)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Wally Prigg, Australian rugby league player (d. 1980)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Red Rolfe, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1969)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (d. 2007)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Cozy Cole, American drummer (d. 1981)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Leopoldo Panero, Spanish poet (d. 1962)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Joaquín Satrústegui, Spanish lawyer and politician (d. 1992)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Ester Wier, American author (d. 2000)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Marina Núñez del Prado, Bolivian sculptor (d. 1995)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Pope John Paul I, Catholic pope from August 1978- September 1978 (d. 1978)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Theodore Marier, American composer and educator, founded the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (d. 2001)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Jack Owens, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1982)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Faik Türün, Turkish general (d. 2003)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Robert Lowery, American actor (d. 1971)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Marian Marsh, Trinidadian-American actress and environmentalist (d. 2006)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Jerry Siegel, American author and illustrator (d. 1996)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Arthur Miller, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births105 years ago

1916 - José López Rega, Argentinean politician (d. 1989)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Adele Stimmel Chase, American painter and sculptor (d. 2000)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Martin Donnelly, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1999)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-American author and playwright (d. 1991)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Marsha Hunt, American actress and singer

Births103 years ago

1917 - Norman Leyden, American composer and conductor (d. 2014)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Alfred Benlloch Llorach, Spanish inventor (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Rita Hayworth, American actress, singer and dancer (d. 1987)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Ralph Wilson, American businessman, founded the Buffalo Bills (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Luis Alberto Solari, Uruguayan artist (d. 1993)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic

Births101 years ago

1919 - Violet Milstead, Canadian World War II aviator and bush pilot (d. 2014)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Zhao Ziyang, Chinese politician (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Montgomery Clift, American actor (d. 1966)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Miguel Delibes, Spanish journalist and author (d. 2010)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Zully Moreno, Argentine actress (d. 1999)

Births100 years ago

1921 - George Mackay Brown, Scottish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1996)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Priscilla Buckley, American journalist and author (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Maria Gorokhovskaya, Russian-Israeli gymnast (d. 2001)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Tom Poston, American actor and comedian (d. 2007)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 2001)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Pierre Juneau, Canadian broadcaster and politician, co-founded the Montreal World Film Festival (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Barney Kessel, American guitarist and composer (d. 2004)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Charles McClendon, American football player and coach (d. 2001)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Don Coryell, American football player and coach (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Anton Geiser, Croatian SS officer (d. 2012)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Giacomo Mari, Italian football midfielder (d. 1991)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Rolando Panerai, Italian baritone

Births96 years ago

1925 - Harry Carpenter, English sportscaster (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Julie Adams, American actress (d. 2019)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Beverly Garland, American actress (d. 2008)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Roberto Lippi, Italian race car driver (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Santiago Stevenson, Panamanian singer and minister (d. 2007)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Alejandro Végh Villegas, Uruguayan politician (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Mário Wilson, Mozambican footballer and manager (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Ismail Akbay, Turkish physicist and engineer (d. 2003)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Robert Atkins, American physician and cardiologist, created the Atkins diet (d. 2003)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jimmy Breslin, American journalist and author (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian author and playwright (d. 2012)

Births89 years ago

1931 - José Alencar, Brazilian businessman and politician (d. 2011)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Anatoly Pristavkin, Russian writer (d. 2008)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Paul Anderson, American weightlifter (d. 1994)

Births88 years ago

1933 - William Anders, Hong Kong-American general and astronaut

Births87 years ago

1933 - The Singing Nun, Belgian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and nun (d. 1985)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Alan Garner, English author and playwright

Births86 years ago

1934 - Johnny Haynes, English-Scottish footballer (d. 2005)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Rico Rodriguez, American trombonist (d. 2015)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Sydney Chapman, English architect and politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Michael Eavis, English farmer, founded the Glastonbury Festival

Births85 years ago

1935 - Carlos Pairetti, Argetine racing driver

Births85 years ago

1936 - Sathima Bea Benjamin, South African singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese-American seismologist and academic

Births84 years ago

1936 - Santiago Navarro, Spanish basketball player (d. 1993)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Paxton Whitehead, English actor

Births83 years ago

1937 - José María Álvarez del Manzano, Spanish politician

Births83 years ago

1937 - Aida Navarro, Venezuelan mezzo-soprano

Births83 years ago

1937 - Renato Prada Oropeza, Bolivian-Mexican scientist (d. 2011)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Evel Knievel, American motorcycle rider and stuntman (d. 2007)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Les Murray, Australian anthologist, poet, and critic (d. 2019)

Births82 years ago

1938 - António Calvário, Portuguese singer and artist

Births82 years ago

1939 - Oliver Rackham, English botanist and academic (d. 2015)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Stephen Kovacevich, American pianist and conductor

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jim Smith, English footballer and manager

Births80 years ago

1940 - Peter Stringfellow, English businessman (d. 2018)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Earl Thomas Conley, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2019)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jim Seals, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and violinist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Paul Ellison, American musician

Births79 years ago

1942 - Steve Jones, American basketball player and sportscaster (d. 2017)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Gary Puckett, American pop singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1943 - Ignacio Rupérez, Spanish diplomat and journalist (d. 2015)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Ángel Cristo, Spanish circus performer (d. 2010)

Births76 years ago

1946 - Ronni Chasen, American publicist (d. 2010)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Michael Hossack, American drummer (d. 2012)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Cameron Mackintosh, English producer and manager

Births74 years ago

1946 - Adam Michnik, Polish journalist and historian

Births74 years ago

1946 - Drusilla Modjeska, English-Australian author and critic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bob Seagren, American pole vaulter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Manuel Ibáñez, Mexican actor and comedian

Births74 years ago

1946 - Julio Miranda, Argentine politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Daniela Payssé, Uruguayan politician (d. 2018)

Births74 years ago

1946 - José Perramón, Spanish handball player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jaime Ravinet, Chilean politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Rüdiger Wittig, German geobotanist and ecologist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Akira Kushida, Japanese vocalist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Gene Green, American lawyer and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Michael McKean, American singer-songwriter, actor, and director

Births73 years ago

1947 - Robert Post, American educator and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Omar Azziman, adviser to the King of Morocco

Births73 years ago

1948 - Robert Jordan, American soldier and author (d. 2007)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Margot Kidder, Canadian-American actress (d. 2018)

Births72 years ago

1948 - George Wendt, American actor and comedian

Births72 years ago

1948 - Osvaldo Castro, Chilean footballer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Owen Arthur, Barbadian economist and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Barbados

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bill Hudson, American musician and actor

Births71 years ago

1950 - Philippe Barbarin, French cardinal

Births70 years ago

1950 - Howard Rollins, American actor (d. 1996)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Sandra Reemer, Indo-Dutch singer (d. 2017)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Annie Borckink, Dutch speed skater

Births69 years ago

1951 - Roger Pontare, Swedish singer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Shari Ulrich, American-Canadian singer-songwriter and violinist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dirk Beheydt, Belgian football player.

Births69 years ago

1953 - Joseph Bowie, American trombonist and bandleader

Births67 years ago

1953 - Domenico Penzo, Italian footballer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Carlos Buhler, American mountaineer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Georgios Alogoskoufis, Greek economist, academic, and politician, Greek Minister of Finance

Births65 years ago

1955 - Mike Bratz, American basketball player

Births65 years ago

1956 - Fran Cosmo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Mae Jemison, American physician, academic, and astronaut

Births64 years ago

1956 - Pat McCrory, American businessman and politician, 74th Governor of North Carolina

Births64 years ago

1956 - Stephen Palumbi, American academic and author

Births64 years ago

1957 - Lawrence Bender, American actor and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Steve McMichael, American football player, wrestler, and sportscaster

Births63 years ago

1957 - Vincent Van Patten, American tennis player and actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Antonio Galdo, Italian journalist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Nelson Barrera, Mexican baseball player (d. 2002)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Pino Palladino, Welsh bassist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek folk singer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Howard Alden, American guitarist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Alan Jackson, American singer-songwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Craig Murray, British diplomat

Births62 years ago

1958 - Sandra Mozarowsky, Spanish actress (d. 1977)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Ron Drummond, American author and scholar

Births61 years ago

1959 - Francisco Flores Pérez, Salvadorian politician, President of El Salvador (d. 2016)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Norm Macdonald, Canadian actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic

Births61 years ago

1959 - Richard Roeper, American journalist and critic

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mustafa Aberchán, Spanish politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Eugenio Hernández Flores, Mexican politician

Births61 years ago

1960 - Guy Henry, English actor

Births60 years ago

1960 - Rob Marshall, American director, producer, and choreographer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Bernie Nolan, Irish singer (d. 2013)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Philippe Sands, American lawyer and academic

Births60 years ago

1961 - David Means, American short story writer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Glenn Braggs, American baseball player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mike Judge, American animator, director, screenwriter, producer and actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jay Humphries, American basketball player

Births58 years ago

1963 - Sergio Goycochea, Argentinian footballer and journalist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Toby Young, English journalist and academic

Births57 years ago

1964 - Gregg Wallace, English television presenter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Margarita Liborio Arrazola, Mexican politician

Births56 years ago

1965 - Aravinda de Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Rhys Muldoon, Australian actor

Births55 years ago

1966 - Shaun Edwards, English rugby player and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Danny Ferry, American basketball player and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mark Gatiss, English actor, screenwriter and novelist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1967 - Simon Segars, English businessman

Births53 years ago

1967 - Nathalie Tauziat, French tennis player

Births53 years ago

1967 - René Dif, Danish musician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Pedro González Vera, Chilean footballer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Graeme Le Saux, English footballer and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Ziggy Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter, guitarist, and voice actor

Births52 years ago

1968 - David Robertson, Scottish footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Alejandra Ávalos, Mexican artist

Births52 years ago

1969 - Ernie Els, South African golfer and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1969 - Wyclef Jean, Haitian-American rapper, producer, and actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Rick Mercer, Canadian comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Wood Harris, American actor

Births51 years ago

1970 - Anil Kumble, Indian cricketer

Births50 years ago

1970 - John Mabry, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - J. C. MacKenzie, Canadian actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Blues Saraceno, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Chris Kirkpatrick, American singer-songwriter and dancer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kim Ljung, Norwegian singer-songwriter and bass player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Martin Heinrich, American politician

Births49 years ago

1971 - Derrick Plourde, American drummer (d. 2005)

Births49 years ago

1972 - Eminem, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Tarkan, German-Turkish singer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Akio "Musashi" Mori, Japanese karateka and kickboxer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Andrea Tarozzi, Italian footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rubén Garcés, Panamanian basketball player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Ariel Levy, American journalist and author

Births46 years ago

1974 - Matthew Macfadyen, English actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Obdulio Ávila Mayo, Mexican politician

Births46 years ago

1974 - Bárbara Paz, Brazilian actress

Births46 years ago

1974 - Janne Puurtinen, Finnish keyboard player

Births46 years ago

1974 - John Rocker, American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Darío Sala, Argentine footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Gabriel Silberstein, Chilean tennis player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Dhondup Wangchen, Chinese director and producer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Francis Bouillon, American-Canadian ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jericó Abramo Masso, Mexican politician

Births45 years ago

1975 - Vina Morales, Filipino actress and singer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Sebastián Abreu, Uruguayan footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Seth Etherton, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Carlos Loret de Mola, Mexican journalist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kevin Maher, English-Irish footballer and coach

Births44 years ago

1977 - Dudu Aouate, Israeli footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Alimi Ballard, American actor and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Bryan Bertino, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Walter Calderón, Ecuadorian footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Marko Antonio Cortés Mendoza, Mexican politician

Births43 years ago

1977 - Ryan McGinley, American photographer

Births43 years ago

1977 - André Villas-Boas, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1978 - Pablo Iglesias Turrión, Spanish politician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jerry Flannery, Irish rugby player and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Erin Karpluk, Canadian actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Chuka Umunna, English lawyer and politician

Births42 years ago

1979 - Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer-songwriter and violinist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Alexandros Nikolaidis, Greek martial artist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kostas Tsartsaris, Greek basketball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Yekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistani cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Isaac Mina, Ecuadorian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Angel Parker, American actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Alessandro Piccolo, Italian race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Justin Shenkarow, American actor

Births40 years ago

1981 - Horacio Cervantes, Mexican footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kurumi Enomoto, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tsubasa Imai, Japanese singer, actor, and dancer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ben Rothwell, American mixed-martial artist

Births39 years ago

1982 - Rubén Ramírez, Argentine football striker

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nick Riewoldt, Australian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Marion Rolland, alpine ski racer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Michelle Ang, New Zealander actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Milica Brozovic, Serbian-Russian figure skater

Births37 years ago

1983 - Felicity Jones, English actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Toshihiro Matsushita, Japanese footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Riki Miura, Japanese actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - Junichi Miyashita, Japanese swimmer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ivan Saenko, Russian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mitch Talbot, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Vitali Teleš, Estonian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Chris Lowell, American actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - Giovanni Marchese, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Randall Munroe, American author and illustrator

Births36 years ago

1984 - Luke Rockhold, American mixed martial artist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Anja Eline Skybakmoen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and bandleader

Births36 years ago

1984 - Gottfrid Svartholm, Swedish computer specialist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jared Tallent, Australian race walker

Births36 years ago

1985 - Carlos González, Venezuelan baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Max Irons, English-Irish actor

Births35 years ago

1985 - Collins John, Dutch footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tomokazu Nagira, Japanese footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Alexandre Bonnet, French football midfielder

Births34 years ago

1986 - Antoni Bou, Spanish motorcyclist

Births34 years ago

1986 - Aija Brumermane, Latvian basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Constant Djakpa, Ivorian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Yannick Ponsero, French figure skater

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nicolás Richotti, Argentine basketball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Bea Alonzo, Filipino actress and singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jarosław Fojut, Polish footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Elliot Grandin, French football winger

Births33 years ago

1987 - Hideto Takahashi, Japanese footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Sergiy Gladyr, Ukrainian basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Tori Matsuzaka, Japanese actor and model

Births32 years ago

1988 - Marina Salas, Spanish actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Débora García, Spanish football midfielder

Births31 years ago

1989 - Oleksandr Isakov, Ukrainian swimmer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Sophie Luck, Australian actress

Births31 years ago

1989 - David Timor, Spanish footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Paolo Campinoti, Italian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Maica García Godoy, Spanish water polo player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Ronald González Tabilo, Chilean footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Saki Kumagai, Japanese footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Patrick Lambie, South African rugby player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Brenda Asnicar, Argentine actress

Births29 years ago

1992 - Sam Concepcion, Filipino musician and dancer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Keerthy Suresh, Indian actress

Births28 years ago

1993 - Kenneth Omeruo, Nigerian footballer

Births27 years ago

2001 - Thomas Strudwick, British motorcycle road racer

Births19 years ago

Deaths

AD 33 - Agrippina the Elder, Roman wife of Germanicus (b. 14 BC)

Deaths

866 - Al-Musta'in, Abbasid caliph (b. 836)

Deaths

1271 - Steinvör Sighvatsdóttir, Icelandic aristocrat and poet

Deaths749 years ago

1277 - Beatrice of Falkenburg, German queen consort (b. c. 1254)

Deaths743 years ago
Deaths674 years ago

1456 - Nicolas Grenon, French composer (b. 1375)

Deaths564 years ago

1485 - John Scott of Scott's Hall, Warden of the Cinque Ports

Deaths535 years ago

1552 - Andreas Osiander, German Protestant theologian (b. 1498)

Deaths468 years ago

1575 - Gaspar Cervantes de Gaeta, Spanish cardinal (b. 1511)

Deaths445 years ago

1586 - Philip Sidney, English courtier, poet, and general (b. 1554)

Deaths434 years ago
Deaths433 years ago

1616 - John Pitts, English priest and scholar (b. 1560)

Deaths404 years ago

1660 - Adrian Scrope, English colonel and politician (b. 1601)

Deaths360 years ago
Deaths347 years ago

1690 - Margaret Mary Alacoque, French mystic (b. 1647)

Deaths330 years ago

1757 - René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French entomologist and academic (b. 1683)

Deaths263 years ago

1776 - Pierre François le Courayer, French-English theologian and author (b. 1681)

Deaths244 years ago

1780 - William Cookworthy, English pharmacist and minister (b. 1705)

Deaths240 years ago

1781 - Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, English admiral (b. 1705)

Deaths239 years ago

1786 - Johann Ludwig Aberli, Swiss painter and illustrator (b. 1723)

Deaths234 years ago

1806 - Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian commander and politician, Governor-General of Haiti (b. 1758)

Deaths214 years ago

1836 - Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (b. 1782)

Deaths184 years ago

1837 - Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1778)

Deaths183 years ago

1849 - Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1810)

Deaths171 years ago

1868 - Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (b. 1775)

Deaths152 years ago

1887 - Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist and chemist (b. 1824)

Deaths133 years ago

1889 - Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher and critic (b. 1828)

Deaths131 years ago

1893 - Patrice de MacMahon, Duke of Magenta, French general and politician, 3rd President of France (b. 1808)

Deaths127 years ago

1910 - Julia Ward Howe, American poet and songwriter (b. 1819)

Deaths110 years ago

1918 - Malak Hifni Nasif, Egyptian poet and author (b. 1886)

Deaths102 years ago

1928 - Frank Dicksee, English painter and illustrator (b. 1853)

Deaths92 years ago

1931 - Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist and academic (b. 1884)

Deaths89 years ago

1937 - J. Bruce Ismay, English businessman (b. 1862)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Karl Kautsky, Czech-German journalist, philosopher, and theoretician (b. 1854)

Deaths82 years ago

1948 - Royal Cortissoz, American art critic (b. 1869)

Deaths72 years ago

1955 - Dimitrios Maximos, Greek banker and politician (b. 1873)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Anne Crawford, Israeli-English actress (b. 1920)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Paul Outerbridge, American photographer (b. 1896)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Charlie Townsend, English cricketer and lawyer (b. 1876)

Deaths62 years ago

1962 - Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter, costume designer, and set designer (b. 1882)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician and academic (b. 1865)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Bart King, American cricketer (b. 1873)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Sidney Hatch, American runner and soldier (b. 1883)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - Wieland Wagner, German director and manager (b. 1917)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Puyi, Chinese emperor (b. 1906)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Pierre Laporte, Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Quincy Wright, American political scientist and academic (b. 1890)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1914)

Deaths48 years ago
Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian author and poet (b. 1926)

Deaths47 years ago

1978 - George Clark, American race car driver (b. 1890)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Giovanni Gronchi, Italian educator, soldier, and politician, 3rd President of the Italian Republic (b. 1887)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - S. J. Perelman, American humorist and screenwriter (b. 1904)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - John Stuart, Scottish-English actor (b. 1898)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Eugenio Mendoza, Venezuelan business tycoon (b. 1909)

Deaths41 years ago

1981 - Kannadasan Indian author, poet, and songwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Albert Cohen, Greek-Swiss civil servant and author (b. 1895)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Lina Tsaldari, Greek politician (b. 1887)

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Raymond Aron, French sociologist, political scientist, and philosopher (b. 1905)

Deaths37 years ago

1987 - Abdul Malek Ukil, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths33 years ago

1991 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, American singer and actor (b. 1919)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist, academic, and politician (b. 1912)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Orestis Laskos, Greek actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1908)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Criss Oliva, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1963)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Chris Acland, English musician & drummer of Lush (b. 1966)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Larry Jennings, American magician and author (b. 1933)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Joan Hickson, English actress (b. 1906)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Hakim Said, Pakistani scholar and politician, 20th Governor of Sindh (b. 1920)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician and physicist (b. 1915)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Leo Nomellini, Italian-American football player and wrestler (b. 1924)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Joachim Nielsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1964)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Jay Livingston, American singer-songwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Micheline Ostermeyer, French shot putter, discus thrower, and pianist (b. 1922)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Rehavam Ze'evi, Israeli historian, general, and politician, Tourism Minister of Israel (b. 1926)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Derek Bell, Irish harpist and composer (b. 1935)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1952)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Daniel Emilfork, Chilean-French actor (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Christopher Glenn, American journalist (b. 1938)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Joey Bishop, American actor and talk show host (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Teresa Brewer, American singer (b. 1931)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Suzy Covey, American scholar and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Urmas Ott, Estonian journalist and author (b. 1955)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Levi Stubbs, American singer (b. 1936)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Ben Weider, Canadian businessman, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (b. 1923)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Norma Fox Mazer, American author and educator (b. 1931)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Vic Mizzy, American composer (b. 1916)

Deaths11 years ago

2011 - Carl Lindner, Jr., American businessman (b. 1919)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Milija Aleksic, English-South African footballer (b. 1951)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Émile Allais, French skier (b. 1912)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Henry Friedlander, German-American historian and author (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Stanford R. Ovshinsky, American scientist and businessman, co-founded Energy Conversion Devices (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kōji Wakamatsu, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Mother Antonia, American-Mexican nun and activist (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Terry Fogerty, English rugby player and coach (b. 1944)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Arthur Maxwell House, Canadian neurologist and politician, 10th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lou Scheimer, American animator, producer, and voice actor, co-founded the Filmation Company (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rene Simpson, Canadian-American tennis player (b. 1966)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Edwards Barham, American farmer and politician (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Masaru Emoto, Japanese author and activist (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Tom Shaw, American bishop (b. 1945)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Berndt von Staden, German diplomat, German Ambassador to the United States (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Danièle Delorme, French actress and producer (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Howard Kendall, English footballer and manager (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Anne-Marie Lizin, Belgian lawyer and politician (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tom Smith, American businessman and politician (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Gord Downie, Canadian musician (b. 1964)

Deaths3 years ago

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