Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Azerbaijan), celebrates the independence of Azerbaijan from the Soviet Union in 1991.

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

Events

Events

614 - The Edict of Paris is promulgated by Chlothar II, becoming the last Merovingian capitularia.

Events

629 - Dagobert I is crowned King of the Franks.

Events

1009 - Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah demolishes the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Events1011 years ago

1016 - Cnut the Great completes his conquest of England in the Battle of Assandun.

Events1004 years ago

1081 - Byzantine–Norman wars: The Normans defeat the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Dyrrhachium.

Events939 years ago

1356 - Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroys the town of Basel, Switzerland.

Events664 years ago

1540 - Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto's forces destroy the fortified town of Mabila in present-day Alabama, killing Tuskaloosa.

Events480 years ago

1561 - In Japan the fourth Battle of Kawanakajima, between the forces of Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen, ends inconclusively.

Events459 years ago

1565 - Ships belonging to the Matsura clan of Japan fail to capture a Portuguese trading carrack in the Battle of Fukuda Bay, the first recorded naval battle between Japan and the West.

Events455 years ago

1599 - Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia, defeats the Army of Andrew Báthory in the Battle of Șelimbăr, leading to the first recorded unification of the Romanian people.

Events421 years ago

1748 - The signing of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession.

Events272 years ago

1775 - American Revolutionary War: The Burning of Falmouth (now Portland, Maine).

Events245 years ago

1779 - American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah is lifted.

Events241 years ago

1797 - The Treaty of Campo Formio between France and Austria, among other provisions, abolishes the Republic of Venice.

Events223 years ago

1851 - Moby-Dick is first published as The Whale.

Events169 years ago

1860 - The Second Opium War ends at the Convention of Peking.

Events160 years ago

1867 - The United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.

Events153 years ago

1898 - Spanish–American War: The Puerto Rican Campaign ends when the last Spanish troops, officials and loyalists withdraw from the island.

Events122 years ago

1910 - The lake freighter SS William C. Moreland ran aground on a reef on the Keweenaw Peninsula leading to its loss.

Events110 years ago

1914 - The Catholic Schoenstatt Movement is founded in Germany.

Events106 years ago

1918 - First World War: The Czechoslovak declaration of independence is proclaimed in Prague.

Events102 years ago

1921 - The Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic is formed as part of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.

Events99 years ago

1922 - The British Broadcasting Company (later Corporation) is founded by a consortium, to establish a national broadcasting service.

Events98 years ago

1929 - The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overrules the Supreme Court of Canada in Edwards v. Canada when it declares that women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law.

Events91 years ago

1944 - World War II: The state funeral of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel takes place in Ulm, Germany.

Events76 years ago

1945 - The USSR's nuclear program receives plans for the United States plutonium bomb from Klaus Fuchs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Events75 years ago

1945 - A group of the Venezuelan Armed Forces, led by Mario Vargas, Marcos Pérez Jiménez and Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, stages a coup d'état against president Isaías Medina Angarita, who is overthrown by the end of the day.

Events75 years ago

1945 - Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón marries actress Eva Duarte.

Events75 years ago

1951 - The Studio for Electronic Music was established at the West German Broadcasting facility in Cologne, making the first modern music studio.

Events69 years ago

1954 - Texas Instruments announces the first transistor radio.

Events66 years ago

1963 - Félicette, a black and white female Parisian stray, becomes the first cat launched into space.

Events57 years ago

1967 - The Soviet probe Venera 4 reaches Venus, and becomes the first spacecraft to measure the atmosphere of another planet.

Events53 years ago

1977 - German Autumn: A set of events revolving around the kidnapping of Hanns Martin Schleyer and the hijacking of a Lufthansa flight by the Red Army Faction comes to an end when Schleyer is murdered and various RAF members allegedly commit suicide.

Events43 years ago

1979 - The Federal Communications Commission begins allowing people to have home satellite earth stations without a federal government license.

Events41 years ago

1991 - The Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopts a declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.

Events29 years ago

2003 - Bolivian gas conflict: Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.

Events17 years ago

2007 - A suicide attack on a motorcade carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto kills 139 and wounds 450 more. Bhutto herself was uninjured.

Events13 years ago

2019 - NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch conduct the first all-female spacewalk outside of the International Space Station.

Events1 years ago

2019 - Protests and civil unrest, in response to an increase in price hikes of the Metro de Santiago, plague the capital city of Santiago. Following a state of emergency declaration, protests and civil unrest still persist.

Events1 years ago

Births

1127 - Go-Shirakawa, Japanese emperor (d. 1192)

Births893 years ago

1130 - Zhu Xi, Chinese philosopher (d. 1200)

Births890 years ago

1405 - Pius II, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1464)

Births615 years ago

1444 - John de Mowbray, 4th Duke of Norfolk, English nobleman (d. 1476)

Births576 years ago

1482 - Philipp III, count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1538)

Births538 years ago

1517 - Manuel da Nóbrega, Portuguese-Brazilian priest and missionary (d. 1570)

Births503 years ago

1523 - Anna Jagiellon, daughter of Sigismund I of Poland (d. 1596)

Births497 years ago

1536 - William Lambarde, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1601)

Births484 years ago

1547 - Justus Lipsius, Belgian philologist and scholar (d. 1606)

Births473 years ago

1553 - Luca Marenzio, Italian composer (d. 1599)

Births467 years ago

1587 - Lady Mary Wroth, English poet (d. 1651)

Births433 years ago

1596 - Edward Winslow, American Pilgrim leader (d. 1655)

Births424 years ago

1616 - Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist (d. 1654)

Births404 years ago

1630 - Henry Powle, English politician (d. 1692)

Births390 years ago

1634 - Luca Giordano, Italian painter and illustrator (d. 1705)

Births386 years ago

1653 - Abraham van Riebeeck, South African-Dutch merchant and politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1713)

Births367 years ago

1662 - Matthew Henry, Welsh minister and scholar (d. 1714)

Births358 years ago

1663 - Eugene of Savoy, Austrian prince and statesman (d. 1736)

Births357 years ago

1668 - John George IV, Elector of Saxony (d. 1694)

Births352 years ago

1701 - Charles le Beau, French historian and author (d. 1778)

Births319 years ago

1706 - Baldassare Galuppi, Italian harpsichord player and composer (d. 1785)

Births314 years ago

1741 - Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)

Births279 years ago

1777 - Heinrich von Kleist, German author and poet (d. 1811)

Births243 years ago

1785 - Thomas Love Peacock, English author and poet (d. 1866)

Births235 years ago

1792 - Lucas Alamán, Mexican politician and historian (d. 1853)

Births228 years ago

1804 - Mongkut, Thai king (d. 1868)

Births216 years ago

1818 - Francis Dutton, German-Australian politician, 7th Premier of South Australia (d. 1877)

Births202 years ago

1822 - Midhat Pasha, Ottoman civil servant and politician, 238th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1883)

Births198 years ago

1831 - Frederick III, German emperor (d. 1888)

Births189 years ago

1836 - Frederick August Otto Schwarz, American businessman, founded FAO Schwarz (d. 1911)

Births184 years ago

1850 - Basil Hall Chamberlain, English-Swiss historian, author, and academic (d. 1935)

Births170 years ago

1854 - Billy Murdoch, Australian cricketer (d. 1911)

Births166 years ago

1859 - Henri Bergson, French philosopher and theologian, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

Births161 years ago

1862 - Mehmet Esat Bülkat, Ottoman general (d. 1952)

Births158 years ago

1865 - Arie de Jong, Dutch linguist and author (d. 1957)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Logan Pearsall Smith, American-English author and critic (d. 1946)

Births155 years ago

1868 - Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)

Births152 years ago

1870 - D. T. Suzuki, Japanese author and scholar (d. 1966)

Births150 years ago

1872 - Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian poet and author (d. 1936)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Ivanoe Bonomi, Italian lawyer and politician, 25th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Christine Murrell, English medical doctor, first female member of the British Medical Association's Central Council (d. 1933)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Len Braund, English cricketer, coach, and umpire (d. 1955)

Births145 years ago

1878 - James Truslow Adams, American historian and author (d. 1949)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Ukrainian-Russian general, journalist, and theorist (d. 1940)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Max Gerson, German-born American physician (d. 1959)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Lucien Petit-Breton, French cyclist (d. 1917)

Births138 years ago

1887 - Takashi Sakai, Japanese general and politician, Governor of Hong Kong (d. 1946)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Paul Vermoyal, French actor (d. 1925)

Births132 years ago

1893 - Sidney Holland, New Zealand lieutenant and politician, 25th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1961)

Births127 years ago

1893 - George Ohsawa, Japanese philosopher and academic (d. 1966)

Births127 years ago

1894 - H. L. Davis, American author and poet (d. 1960)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Tibor Déry, Hungarian author and translator (d. 1977)

Births126 years ago

1897 - Isabel Briggs Myers, American theorist and author (d. 1980)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (d. 1981)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Sarah Bavly, Dutch-Israeli nutritionist, author and educator (d. 1993)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Evelyn Berckman, American author, known for her detective and Gothic horror novels (d. 1978)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Miriam Hopkins, American actress (d. 1972)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Pascual Jordan, German physicist and theorist (d. 1980)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Lina Radke, German runner and coach (d. 1983)

Births117 years ago

1904 - A. J. Liebling, American journalist and author (d. 1963)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Haim Shirman, Ukrainian-Israeli scholar and academic (d. 1981)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Jan Gies, Dutch activist (d. 1993)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Ivorian union leader and politician, 1st President of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 1993)

Births115 years ago

1906 - James Brooks, American painter and educator (d. 1992)

Births114 years ago

1909 - Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and theorist (d. 2004)

Births111 years ago

1914 - Raymond Lambert, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1997)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Victor Sen Yung, American actor (d. 1980)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Molly Geertsema, Dutch lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1991)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Greek lawyer and politician, 178th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2017)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Bobby Troup, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 1999)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Ric Nordman, Canadian captain and politician (d. 1996)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Anita O'Day, American singer (d. 2006)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Pierre Trudeau, Canadian lawyer, academic, and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2000)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Camilla Williams, American soprano and educator (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Melina Mercouri, Greek actress, singer, and politician, 9th Greek Minister of Culture (d. 1994)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Jerry Cooke, Ukrainian-American photographer and journalist (d. 2005)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Jesse Helms, American journalist, and politician (d. 2008)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Beatrice Helen Worsley, Mexican-Canadian computer scientist and academic (d. 1972)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Jessie Mae Hemphill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Buddy MacMaster, Canadian singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Ramiz Alia, Albanian politician, 1st President of Albania (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Chuck Berry, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Klaus Kinski, German-American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1991)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Marv Rotblatt, American baseball player (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - George C. Scott, American actor and director (d. 1999)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Keith Jackson, American sportscaster and actor (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Maurice El Mediouni, Algerian pianist and composer

Births92 years ago

1928 - Dick Taverne, English lawyer and politician

Births92 years ago

1929 - Violeta Chamorro, Nicaraguan publisher and politician, President of Nicaragua

Births91 years ago

1929 - Hillard Elkins, American producer and manager (d. 2010)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Kees Fens, Dutch author and critic (d. 2008)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Flora Fraser, 21st Lady Saltoun, Scottish politician

Births90 years ago

1930 - Esther Hautzig, Lithuanian-American author (d. 2009)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Frank Carlucci, American politician (d. 2018)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Chris Albertson, Icelandic-American historian, journalist, and producer

Births89 years ago

1931 - Roger Climpson, English-Australian journalist

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ien Dales, Dutch civil servant and politician, Dutch Minister of the Interior (d. 1994)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian musicologist and politician

Births88 years ago

1933 - Forrest Gregg, American football player and coach

Births87 years ago

1933 - Irwin M. Jacobs, American electrical engineer, businessman, and entrepreneur

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ludovico Scarfiotti, Italian race car driver (d. 1968)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Inger Stevens, Swedish-American actress (d. 1970)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Peter Boyle, American actor (d. 2006)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, Cuban cardinal (d. 2019)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Ronnie Bright, American R&B and doo-wop singer (d. 2015)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Robert Dove, American lawyer and politician

Births82 years ago

1938 - Dawn Wells, American model and actress, Miss Nevada 1959

Births82 years ago

1939 - Flavio Cotti, Swiss lawyer and politician, 82nd President of the Swiss Confederation

Births81 years ago

1939 - Mike Ditka, American football player, coach, and sportscaster

Births81 years ago

1939 - Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of John F. Kennedy (d. 1963)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jan Erik Vold, Norwegian poet, author, and translator

Births81 years ago

1940 - Cynthia Weil, American songwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Talitha Getty, actress and model of Dutch extraction (d. 1971)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Timothy Bell, Baron Bell, English businessman

Births79 years ago

1941 - Martha Burk, American psychologist and author

Births79 years ago

1942 - Gianfranco Ravasi, Italian cardinal and scholar

Births78 years ago

1943 - Christine Charbonneau, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Birthe Rønn Hornbech, Danish police officer and politician, Danish Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs

Births77 years ago

1945 - Huell Howser, American television host and actor (d. 2013)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Chris Shays, American politician

Births75 years ago

1946 - James Robert Baker, American author and screenwriter (d. 1997)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Frank Beamer, American football player and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Welsh academic and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Howard Shore, Canadian composer, conductor, and producer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Paul Chuckle, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births73 years ago

1947 - Job Cohen, Dutch scholar and politician, Mayor of Amsterdam

Births73 years ago

1947 - Laura Nyro, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1997)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gary Sullivan, Australian rugby league player

Births73 years ago

1947 - Luc Jouret, Belgian religious cult leader in Switzerland (d. 1994)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Hans Köchler, Austrian philosopher, author, and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Ntozake Shange, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 2018)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Joe Egan, Scottish singer-songwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - George Hendrick, American baseball player and coach

Births71 years ago

1949 - Gary Richrath, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2015)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Om Puri, Indian actor (d. 2017)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright and author (d. 2006)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Mike Antonovich, American ice hockey player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Pam Dawber, American actress and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Terry McMillan, American author and screenwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - David Normington, English civil servant and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Nic Potter, English bass player and songwriter (d. 2013)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Roy Dias, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Paul Geroski, American-English economist and academic (d. 2005)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Chuck Lorre, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Patrick Morrow, Canadian mountaineer and photographer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Bảo Ninh, Vietnamese soldier and author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Allen Ripley, American baseball player (d. 2014)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jerry Royster, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births68 years ago

1953 - Vickie Winans, American gospel music singer-songwriter and music producer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Nick Houghton, English general

Births66 years ago

1954 - Arliss Howard, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births66 years ago

1955 - Jean-Pierre Hautier, Belgian journalist and television host (d. 2012)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Vanessa Briscoe Hay, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births65 years ago

1955 - Timmy Mallett, English radio and television host

Births65 years ago

1955 - Stu Mead, American painter and illustrator

Births65 years ago

1955 - David Twohy, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Rita Verdonk, Dutch journalist and politician, former Dutch Minister of Justice

Births65 years ago

1955 - Denis Watson, Zimbabwean golfer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Mark Welland, English physicist and academic

Births65 years ago

1956 - Craig Bartlett, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor

Births64 years ago

1956 - Martina Navratilova, Czech-American tennis player and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Jim Talent, American lawyer and politician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Jon Lindstrom, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Catherine Ringer, French singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births63 years ago

1958 - Thomas Hearns, American boxer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Megumi Ishii, Japanese actress and politician

Births62 years ago

1958 - Kjell Samuelsson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Kirby Chambliss, American pilot

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mauricio Funes, Salvadoran politician, former President of El Salvador

Births61 years ago

1959 - Milcho Manchevski, Macedonian-American director and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - John Nord, American wrestler

Births61 years ago

1960 - Erin Moran, American actress (d. 2017)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian martial artist, actor, and producer, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1961 - Wynton Marsalis, American trumpet player, composer, and educator

Births59 years ago

1961 - Rick Moody, American author and composer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Gladstone Small, Barbadian-English cricketer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Min Ko Naing, Burmese activist

Births58 years ago

1962 - Vincent Spano, American actor, director, and producer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Sigvart Dagsland, Norwegian singer, pianist and composer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Dan Lilker, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Charles Stross, English journalist, author, and programmer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Curtis Stigers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Zakir Naik, Indian Islamic preacher

Births55 years ago

1966 - Dave Price, American journalist and game show host

Births54 years ago

1967 - Eric Stuart, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and voice actor

Births53 years ago

1968 - Rhod Gilbert, Welsh comedian

Births52 years ago

1968 - Stuart Law, Australian cricketer and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Michael Stich, German tennis player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Volker Neumüller, German talent manager

Births51 years ago

1969 - Nelson Vivas, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Doug Mirabelli, American baseball player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Mike Starink, Dutch television host and actor

Births50 years ago

1971 - Nick O'Hern, Australian golfer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Mark Morrison, West German-born British hip hop and R&B musician

Births48 years ago

1972 - Mika Ninagawa, Japanese photographer and director

Births48 years ago

1972 - Alex Tagliani, Canadian race car driver

Births48 years ago

1973 - Stephen Allan, Australian golfer

Births47 years ago

1973 - James Foley, American photographer and journalist (d. 2014)

Births47 years ago

1973 - Michalis Kapsis, Greek footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rachel Nichols, American journalist and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 - Sarah Winckless, English rower

Births47 years ago

1974 - Robbie Savage, Welsh footballer and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Peter Svensson, Swedish guitarist and songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Zhou Xun, Chinese actress and singer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Amish Tripathi, Indian author

Births46 years ago

1975 - Alex Cora, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, sportscaster and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Josh Sawyer, American video game designer

Births45 years ago

1977 - Ryan Nelsen, New Zealand-American soccer player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - David Vuillemin, French motorcycle racer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jyothika, Indian actress

Births43 years ago

1978 - Kunal Kapoor, Indian actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mike Tindall, English rugby player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kenji Wu, Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Damon Scott, British entertainer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jaroslav Drobný, Czech footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ne-Yo, American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor

Births41 years ago

1980 - Josh Gracin, American country music singer and former member of the United States Marine Corps

Births40 years ago

1980 - Birsen Yavuz, Turkish sprinter and hurdler

Births40 years ago

1981 - Nathan Hauritz, Australian cricketer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tina Hergold, Slovenian tennis player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Greg Warren, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Thierry Amiel, French singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Michael Dingsdag, Dutch footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mark Sampson, Welsh footballer and manager

Births38 years ago

1982 - Simon Gotch, American wrestler

Births38 years ago

1983 - Dante, Brazilian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Robert Harting, German discus thrower

Births36 years ago

1984 - Freida Pinto, Indian actress and model

Births36 years ago

1984 - Esperanza Spalding, American singer-songwriter and bassist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Lindsey Vonn, American skier

Births36 years ago

1984 - Milo Yiannopoulos, British journalist and public speaker

Births36 years ago

1985 - Yoenis Céspedes, Cuban baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Andrew Garcia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births35 years ago

1986 - Wilma Elles, German actress and fashion designer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Zac Efron, American actor and singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Freja Beha Erichsen, Danish model

Births33 years ago

1988 - Tessa Schram, Dutch director and actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Riisa Naka, Japanese model and actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Bristol Palin, American public speaker and reality television personality

Births30 years ago

1990 - Brittney Griner, American professional basketball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Drew Crawford, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Tyler Posey, American actor and musician

Births29 years ago

1993 - Ivan Cavaleiro, Portuguese professional footballer

Births27 years ago

Deaths

AD 31 - Lucius Aelius Sejanus, Roman politician (b. 20 BC)

Deaths

325 - Jin Mingdi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 299)

Deaths

707 - John VII, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

1035 - Sancho III Garcés III, king of Pamplona

Deaths985 years ago

1081 - Nikephoros Palaiologos, Byzantine general

Deaths939 years ago

1101 - Hugh I, count of Vermandois (b. 1057)

Deaths919 years ago

1141 - Leopold, duke of Bavaria

Deaths879 years ago

1214 - John de Gray, bishop of Norwich

Deaths806 years ago

1366 - Petrus Torkilsson, archbishop of Uppsala

Deaths654 years ago
Deaths638 years ago

1417 - Gregory XII, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths603 years ago

1442 - John, Portuguese prince (b. 1400)

Deaths578 years ago

1480 - Uhwudong, Korean dancer and poet (b. 1440)

Deaths540 years ago

1503 - Pius III, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1439)

Deaths517 years ago

1508 - Patrick Hepburn, 1st Earl of Bothwell, Lord High Admiral of Scotland

Deaths512 years ago

1511 - Philippe de Commines, Flemish diplomat and writer (b. 1447)

Deaths509 years ago

1526 - Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón, Spanish explorer (b. 1475)

Deaths494 years ago
Deaths479 years ago

1545 - John Taverner, English organist and composer (b. 1490)

Deaths475 years ago

1558 - Mary of Austria, queen of Hungary and Bohemia (b. 1505)

Deaths462 years ago

1561 - Yamamoto Kansuke, Japanese samurai (b. 1501)

Deaths459 years ago

1564 - Johannes Acronius Frisius, Dutch physician and mathematician (b. 1520)

Deaths456 years ago

1570 - Manuel da Nóbrega, Portuguese-Brazilian priest and missionary (b. 1517)

Deaths450 years ago

1604 - Igram van Achelen, Dutch lawyer and politician (b. 1528)

Deaths416 years ago

1646 - Isaac Jogues, French priest, missionary, and martyr (b. 1607)

Deaths374 years ago

1667 - Fasilides, Ethiopian emperor (b. 1603)

Deaths353 years ago

1678 - Jacob Jordaens, Belgian painter illustrator (b. 1593)

Deaths342 years ago

1739 - António José da Silva, Brazilian-Portuguese playwright (b. 1705)

Deaths281 years ago

1744 - Sarah Churchill, duchess of Marlborough (b. 1660)

Deaths276 years ago

1770 - John Manners, Marquess of Granby, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire (b. 1721)

Deaths250 years ago

1775 - Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1715)

Deaths245 years ago

1817 - Etienne Nicolas Méhul, French pianist and composer (b. 1763)

Deaths203 years ago
Deaths155 years ago

1871 - Charles Babbage, English mathematician and engineer, invented the mechanical computer (b. 1791)

Deaths149 years ago

1876 - Francis Preston Blair, American journalist (b. 1791)

Deaths144 years ago

1886 - Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician and botanist (b. 1796)

Deaths134 years ago

1889 - Antonio Meucci, Italian-American engineer (b. 1808)

Deaths131 years ago

1892 - William W. Chapman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1808)

Deaths128 years ago

1893 - Charles Gounod, French composer and educator (b. 1818)

Deaths127 years ago

1908 - Nozu Michitsura, Japanese field marshal (b. 1840)

Deaths112 years ago

1911 - Alfred Binet, French psychologist and author (b. 1857)

Deaths109 years ago

1921 - Ludwig III, king of Bavaria (b. 1845)

Deaths99 years ago

1931 - Thomas Edison, American engineer and businessman, invented the light bulb and phonograph (b. 1847)

Deaths89 years ago

1933 - Christine Murrell, English medical doctor, first female member of the British Medical Association's Central Council (b. 1874)

Deaths87 years ago

1934 - Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish pathologist, histologist, and neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - Gaston Lachaise, French-American sculptor (b. 1882)

Deaths85 years ago

1941 - Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 7th President of Portugal (b. 1860)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (b. 1862)

Deaths78 years ago

1947 - Michiaki Kamada, Japanese admiral (b. 1890)

Deaths73 years ago

1948 - Philip Collier, Australian politician, 14th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1873)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Walther von Brauchitsch, German field marshal (b. 1881)

Deaths72 years ago

1956 - Yoshio Markino, Japanese painter and author (b. 1869)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian-French runner (b. 1898)

Deaths61 years ago

1961 - Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-American actress (b. 1892)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Iván Petrovich, Serbian-German actor and singer (b. 1894)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - Henry Travers, Irish-American actor (b. 1874)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Elizabeth Arden, Canadian-American businesswoman, founded Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (b. 1878)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - S. S. Kresge, American businessman, founded Kmart (b. 1867)

Deaths54 years ago

1973 - Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher, founded The Little Review (b. 1886)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Walt Kelly, American illustrator and animator (b. 1913)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Leo Strauss, German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1899)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - K. C. Douglas, American rural blues singer (b. 1913)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Al Lettieri, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Graham Haberfield, English actor (b. 1941)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Indian poet and author (b. 1895)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Andreas Baader, German militant (b. 1943)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Gudrun Ensslin, German militant leader, founded the Red Army Faction (b. 1940)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Ramón Mercader, Spanish journalist, assassin of Leon Trotsky (b. 1914)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Edwin Way Teale, American photographer and author (b. 1899)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Dwain Esper, American director and producer (b. 1892)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Pierre Mendès France, French lawyer and politician, 143rd Prime Minister of France (b. 1907)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - John Robarts, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of Ontario (b. 1917)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Bess Truman, American wife of Harry S. Truman, 40th First Lady of the United States (b. 1885)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish economist and author (b. 1897)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Willie Jones, American baseball player (b. 1925)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Henri Michaux, French painter and poet (b. 1899)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (b. 1957).

Deaths36 years ago

1987 - Adriaan Ditvoorst, Dutch director and screenwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Frederick Ashton, Ecuadorian dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)

Deaths32 years ago

2000 - Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Gwen Verdon, American actress and dancer (b. 1925)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Preston Smith, American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Texas (b. 1912)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Spanish journalist, author, and critic (b. 1939)

Deaths17 years ago

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

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Bill King, American sportscaster (b. 1927)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Mario Francesco Pompedda, Italian cardinal (b. 1929)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Anna Russell, English-Canadian singer and actress (b. 1911)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Laurie Taitt, Guyanese-English hurdler (b. 1934)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Alan Coren, English journalist and author (b. 1938)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - William J. Crowe, American admiral and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Vincent DeDomenico, American businessman, founded the Napa Valley Wine Train (b. 1915)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Lucky Dube, South African singer-songwriter and keyboard player (b. 1964)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Dee Dee Warwick, American singer (b. 1945)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Adriaan Kortlandt, Dutch ethologist and biologist (b. 1918)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Nancy Spero, American painter and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Marion Brown, American saxophonist and musicologist (b. 1931)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Brain Damage, American wrestler (b. 1977)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sylvia Kristel, Dutch model and actress (b. 1952)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Slater Martin, American basketball player and coach (b. 1925)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - George Mattos, American pole vaulter (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Albert Lee Ueltschi, American pilot and businessman, founded FlightSafety International (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - David S. Ware, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1949)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Tom Foley, American lawyer and politician, 57th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bum Phillips, American football player and coach (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Allan Stanley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bill Young, American sergeant and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Mariano Lebrón Saviñón, Dominican author and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Edward Regan, American academic and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Sidney Shapiro, American-Chinese author and translator (b. 1915)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Gamal El-Ghitani, Egyptian journalist and author (b. 1945)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Robert W. Farquhar, American engineer (b. 1932)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Paul West, English-American author, poet, and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

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