Holidays and observances

Constitution Day, in honor of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974. (Niue)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

202 BC - Second Punic War: At the Battle of Zama, Roman legions under Scipio Africanus defeat Hannibal Barca, leader of the army defending Carthage.

Events

439 - The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.

Events

1216 - King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.

Events804 years ago

1386 - The Universität Heidelberg holds its first lecture, making it the oldest German university.

Events634 years ago

1453 - Hundred Years' War: Three months after the Battle of Castillon, England loses its last possessions in southern France.

Events567 years ago

1466 - The Thirteen Years' War between Poland and the Teutonic Order ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.

Events554 years ago

1469 - Ferdinand II of Aragon marries Isabella I of Castile, a marriage that paves the way to the unification of Aragon and Castile into a single country, Spain.

Events551 years ago

1512 - Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology.

Events508 years ago

1596 - The Spanish ship San Felipe runs aground on the coast of Japan and its cargo is confiscated by local authorities

Events424 years ago

1649 - New Ross town in Ireland surrenders to Oliver Cromwell.

Events371 years ago

1781 - American Revolutionary War: The siege of Yorktown comes to an end.

Events239 years ago

1789 - John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.

Events231 years ago

1805 - War of the Third Coalition: Austrian General Mack surrenders his army to Napoleon at the Battle of Ulm.

Events215 years ago

1812 - The French invasion of Russia fails when Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow.

Events208 years ago

1813 - War of the Sixth Coalition: Napoleon is forced to retreat from Germany after the Battle of Leipzig.

Events207 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of Cedar Creek ends the last Confederate threat to Washington, DC.

Events156 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: Confederate agents based in Canada rob three banks in Saint Albans, Vermont.

Events156 years ago

1866 - In accordance with the Treaty of Vienna, Austria cedes Veneto and Mantua to France, which immediately awards them to Italy in exchange for the earlier Italian acquiescence to the French annexation of Savoy and Nice.

Events154 years ago

1900 - Max Planck discovers Planck's law of black-body radiation.

Events120 years ago

1912 - Italo-Turkish War: Italy takes possession of what is now Libya from the Ottoman Empire.

Events108 years ago

1914 - First World War: The First Battle of Ypres begins.

Events106 years ago

1921 - The Portuguese Prime Minister and several officials are murdered in the Bloody Night coup.

Events99 years ago

1922 - British Conservative MPs vote to terminate the coalition government with the Liberal Party.

Events98 years ago

1933 - Konstantin von Neurath withdraws Germany from the League of Nations.

Events87 years ago

1935 - The League of Nations places economic sanctions on Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia.

Events85 years ago

1943 - The cargo vessel Sinfra is attacked by Allied aircraft at Crete and sunk. 2,098 Italian prisoners of war drown with it.

Events77 years ago

1943 - Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

Events77 years ago

1944 - United States forces land in the Philippines.

Events76 years ago

1944 - A coup is launched against Juan Federico Ponce Vaides, beginning the ten-year Guatemalan Revolution.

Events76 years ago

1950 - China defeats the Tibetan Army at Chambo.

Events70 years ago

1950 - Korean War: The Battle of Pyongyang ends in a United Nations victory. Hours later, the Chinese Army begins crossing the border into Korea.

Events70 years ago

1950 - Iran becomes the first country to accept technical assistance from the United States under the Point Four Program.

Events70 years ago

1956 - The Soviet Union and Japan sign a Joint Declaration, officially ending the state of war between the two countries that had existed since August 1945.

Events64 years ago

1960 - The United States imposes a near-total trade embargo against Cuba.

Events60 years ago

1973 - President Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes.

Events47 years ago

1974 - Niue becomes a self-governing colony of New Zealand.

Events46 years ago

1984 - A Roman Catholic priest, Jerzy Popiełuszko, associated with the Solidarity Union, is killed by three agents of the Polish Communist internal intelligence agency.

Events36 years ago

1986 - The president of Mozambique and a prominent leader of FRELIMO, along with 33 others, die when their aircraft crashes into the Lebombo Mountains.

Events34 years ago

1987 - The United States Navy conducts Operation Nimble Archer, an attack on two Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf.

Events33 years ago

1987 - Black Monday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points.

Events33 years ago

1988 - The British government imposes a broadcasting ban on television and radio interviews with members of Sinn Féin and eleven Irish republican and Ulster loyalist paramilitary groups.

Events32 years ago

1989 - The convictions of the Guildford Four are quashed by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, after they had spent 15 years in prison.

Events31 years ago

2001 - SIEV X, an Indonesian fishing boat en route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 migrants, sinks in international waters with the loss of 353 people.

Events19 years ago

2003 - Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.

Events17 years ago

2005 - Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.

Events15 years ago

2005 - Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.

Events15 years ago

2012 - A bomb explosion kills eight people and injures 110 more in Lebanon.

Events8 years ago

2013 - At least 105 people are injured in a train crash in Buenos Aires.

Events7 years ago

Births

879 - Yingtian, empress of the Khitan Liao Dynasty (d. 953)

Births

1276 - Prince Hisaaki of Japan (d. 1328)

Births744 years ago

1433 - Marsilio Ficino, Italian astrologer and philosopher (d. 1499)

Births587 years ago

1507 - Viglius, Dutch politician (d. 1577)

Births513 years ago

1545 - John Juvenal Ancina, Italian Oratorian and bishop (d. 1604)

Births475 years ago

1582 - Dmitry of Uglich, Russian crown prince and saint (d. 1591)

Births438 years ago

1605 - Thomas Browne, English physician and author (d. 1682)

Births415 years ago

1609 - Gerrard Winstanley, English Protestant religious reformer (d. 1676)

Births411 years ago

1610 - James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English-Irish general, academic, and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1688)

Births410 years ago

1613 - Charles of Sezze, Italian Franciscan friar and saint (d. 1670)

Births407 years ago

1680 - John Abernethy, Irish minister (d. 1740)

Births340 years ago

1688 - William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)

Births332 years ago
Births302 years ago

1720 - John Woolman, American-English preacher, journalist, and activist (d. 1772)

Births300 years ago

1721 - Joseph de Guignes, French orientalist and sinologist (d. 1800)

Births299 years ago

1784 - Leigh Hunt, English poet and critic (d. 1859)

Births236 years ago

1789 - Theophilos Kairis, Greek priest and philosopher (d. 1853)

Births231 years ago

1810 - Cassius Marcellus Clay, American journalist, lawyer, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Russia (d. 1903)

Births210 years ago

1814 - Theodoros Vryzakis, Greek painter (d. 1878)

Births206 years ago

1826 - Ralph Tollemache, English priest (d. 1895)

Births194 years ago

1850 - Annie Smith Peck, American mountaineer and academic (d. 1935)

Births170 years ago

1851 - Empress Myeongseong of Korea (d. 1895)

Births169 years ago

1858 - George Albert Boulenger, Belgian-English zoologist and botanist (d. 1937)

Births162 years ago

1862 - Auguste Lumière, French director and producer (d. 1954)

Births158 years ago

1868 - Bertha Knight Landes, American academic and politician, Mayor of Seattle (d. 1943)

Births152 years ago

1873 - Jaap Eden, Dutch speed skater and cyclist (d. 1925)

Births147 years ago

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

Births147 years ago

1876 - Mordecai Brown, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1945)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Mihkel Pung, Estonian lawyer and politician, 11th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1941)

Births144 years ago

1879 - Emma Bell Miles, American writer, poet, and artist (d. 1919)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Umberto Boccioni, Italian painter and sculptor (d. 1916)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Charles E. Merrill, American banker and philanthropist, co-founded Merrill Lynch Wealth Management (d. 1956)

Births135 years ago

1895 - Frank Durbin, American soldier (d. 1999)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Lewis Mumford, American historian, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1990)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player and manager (d. 1988)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani chemist and scholar (d. 1994)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan journalist, author, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Erna Berger, German soprano and actress (d. 1990)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Bill Ponsford, Australian cricketer and baseball player (d. 1991)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Roy Worters, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1957)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Arleigh Burke, American admiral (d. 1996)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Tor Johnson, Swedish wrestler and actor (d. 1971)

Births117 years ago

1907 - Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader and composer (d. 1962)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1981)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Marguerite Perey, French physicist and academic (d. 1975)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-American astrophysicist, astronomer, and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Shunkichi Hamada, Japanese field hockey player (d. 2009)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (d. 1980)

Births110 years ago

1913 - Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1980)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Juanita Moore, American actress (d. 2014)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Jean Dausset, French-Spanish immunologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Emil Gilels, Ukrainian-Russian pianist (d. 1985)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Minoru Yasui, American soldier, lawyer, and activist (d. 1986)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Sharadchandra Shankar Shrikhande, Indian mathematician

Births103 years ago

1917 - William Joel Blass, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Walter Munk, Austrian-American oceanographer, author, and academic (d. 2019)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Charles Evans, English-Welsh mountaineer, surgeon, and educator (d. 1995)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Russell Kirk, American theorist and author (d. 1994)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Robert Schwarz Strauss, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Russia (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1920 - LaWanda Page, American actress (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Harry Alan Towers, English-Canadian screenwriter and producer (d. 2009)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian activist, philosopher, and spiritual leader (d. 2003)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Peter Aduja, Filipino American Hawaii Legislature representative (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1921 - George Nader, American actor (d. 2002)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Jack Anderson, American journalist and author (d. 2005)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Ruth Carter Stevenson, American art collector, founded the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Baby Dalupan, Filipino basketball player and coach (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Bernard Hepton, English actor and producer (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Czesław Kiszczak, Polish general and politician, 11th Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Poland (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentinian admiral (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2009)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Joel Feinberg, American philosopher and academic (d. 2004)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Vladimir Shlapentokh, Ukrainian-American sociologist, historian, political scientist, and academic (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Marjorie Tallchief, American ballerina

Births94 years ago

1927 - Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian painter and illustrator

Births93 years ago

1927 - Stephen Keynes, English businessman (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

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

Births92 years ago

1929 - Lewis Wolpert, South African-English biologist, author, and academic

Births91 years ago

1930 - John Evans, Baron Evans of Parkside, English union leader and politician (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Mavis Nicholson, Welsh-English journalist

Births90 years ago

1931 - Ed Emberley, American author and illustrator

Births89 years ago

1931 - John le Carré, English intelligence officer and author

Births89 years ago

1931 - Atsushi Miyagi, Japanese tennis player

Births89 years ago

1932 - Robert Reed, American actor (d. 1992)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Brian Booth, Australian cricketer and educator

Births87 years ago

1933 - Anthony Skingsley, English air marshal (d. 2019)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Yakubu Gowon, Nigerian general and politician, 3rd Head of State of Nigeria

Births86 years ago

1934 - Dave Guard, American folk music singer-songwriter, arranger, and musician (d. 1991)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Don Ward, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1936 - James Bevel, American civil rights activist and minister (d. 2008)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Marilyn Bell, Canadian swimmer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Peter Max, German-American illustrator

Births83 years ago

1937 - Terence Thomas, Baron Thomas of Macclesfield, English banker and politician (d. 2018)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Bill Morris, Baron Morris of Handsworth, Jamaican-English union leader and politician

Births82 years ago
Births81 years ago

1940 - Larry Chance, American singer-songwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Michael Gambon, Irish-British actor

Births80 years ago

1940 - Rosny Smarth, Haitian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Haiti

Births80 years ago

1941 - Simon Ward, English actor (d. 2012)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Andrew Vachss, American lawyer and author

Births78 years ago

1943 - Robin Holloway, English composer and academic

Births77 years ago

1943 - Takis Ikonomopoulos, Greek footballer and coach

Births77 years ago

1943 - L. E. Modesitt, Jr., American author and poet

Births77 years ago

1944 - George McCrae, American singer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Peter Tosh, Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1987)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Angus Deaton, Scottish-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births75 years ago

1945 - Divine, American drag queen performer, and actor (d. 1988)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Patricia Ireland, American lawyer and activist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Gloria Jones, American singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - John Lithgow, American actor

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jeannie C. Riley, American singer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Martin Welz, South African journalist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Bob Holland, Australian cricketer and surveyor (d. 2017)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Philip Pullman, English author and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Keith Reid, English songwriter and lyricist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Giorgio Cavazzano, Italian author and illustrator

Births73 years ago

1948 - James Howard Kunstler, American author and critic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dave Mallow, American voice actor and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Patrick Simmons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Lynn Dickey, American football player and radio host

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jamie McGrigor, English-Scottish politician

Births71 years ago

1950 - Yeslam bin Ladin, Saudi Arabian-Swiss businessman

Births70 years ago

1951 - Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematician and physicist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Annie Golden, American actress and singer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Kurt Schrader, American veterinarian and politician

Births69 years ago

1952 - Peter Bone, English accountant and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Verónica Castro, Mexican actress and singer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Lionel Hollins, American basketball player and coach

Births67 years ago

1954 - Sam Allardyce, English footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1954 - Deborah Blum, American journalist and author

Births66 years ago

1954 - Joe Bryant, American basketball player and coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Dan Gutman, American author

Births65 years ago

1955 - LaSalle Ishii, Japanese actor and director

Births65 years ago

1956 - Steve Doocy, American journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Elena Garanina, Soviet ice dancer and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Grover Norquist, American activist, founded Americans for Tax Reform

Births64 years ago

1956 - Didier Theys, Belgian race car driver and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Carlo Urbani, Italian physician (d. 1993)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Bruce Weber, American basketball player and coach

Births64 years ago

1957 - Dorinda Clark-Cole, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births63 years ago

1957 - Ray Richmond, American journalist and critic

Births63 years ago

1957 - Karl Wallinger, Welsh singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births63 years ago
Births62 years ago

1958 - Hiromi Hara, Japanese footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Tiriel Mora, Australian actor

Births62 years ago

1958 - Michael Steele, American journalist and politician, 7th Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

Births62 years ago

1959 - Nir Barkat, Israeli businessman and politician, Mayor of Jerusalem

Births61 years ago

1959 - Martin Kusch, German philosopher and academic

Births61 years ago

1960 - Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (d. 2016)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jennifer Holliday, American actress and singer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Takeshi Koshida, Japanese footballer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Susan Straight, American author and academic

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ayuo Takahashi, Japanese-American singer-songwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Dan Woodgate, English musician, songwriter, composer, and record producer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Sunny Deol, Indian actor and producer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Cliff Lyons, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births59 years ago

1962 - Tracy Chevalier, American-English author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Brian Henninger, American golfer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Bendik Hofseth, Norwegian saxophonist and composer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Evander Holyfield, American boxer and actor

Births58 years ago

1962 - Svetlana Zainetdinova, Soviet-Estonian chess player and coach

Births58 years ago

1963 - Sinitta, American-British singer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Ty Pennington, American model, carpenter and television host

Births56 years ago

1965 - Brad Daugherty, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - Todd Park Mohr, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Big Head Todd and the Monsters)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Jon Favreau, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Dimitris Lyacos, Greek poet and playwright

Births54 years ago

1966 - David Vann, American novelist and short story writer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Amy Carter, American illustrator and activist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Yōji Matsuda, Japanese actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Yoko Shimomura, Japanese pianist and composer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Rodney Carrington, American comedian, actor, and singer

Births52 years ago

1969 - John Edward, American psychic and author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Trey Parker, American actor, animator, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Erwin Sánchez, Bolivian footballer and manager

Births51 years ago

1970 - Andrew Griffiths, English politician

Births50 years ago

1970 - Chris Kattan, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1972 - Keith Foulke, American baseball player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Pras, American rapper-songwriter (Fugees), record producer, and actor

Births48 years ago

1973 - Hicham Arazi, Moroccan tennis player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Okan Buruk, Turkish footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Joaquin Gage, Canadian ice hockey player

Births47 years ago

1975 - Burak Güven, Turkish singer-songwriter and bass player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Omar Gooding, American actor and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jostein Gulbrandsen, Norwegian guitarist and composer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Desmond Harrington, American actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Paul Hartley, Scottish footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Hiroshi Sakai, Japanese footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Dan Smith, Canadian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Michael Young, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Habib Beye, French-Senegalese footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Louis-José Houde, Canadian comedian and actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jason Reitman, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births43 years ago

1977 - Raúl Tamudo, Spanish footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Mo Twister, Filipino radio and television host

Births43 years ago

1978 - Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver

Births42 years ago

1978 - Zakhar Dubensky, Russian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Henri Sorvali, Finnish guitarist and keyboard player

Births42 years ago

1979 - José Luis López, Mexican footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Brian Robertson, American trombonist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Sachiko Sugiyama, Japanese volleyball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - José Bautista, Dominican baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Rajai Davis, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Leon Bott, Australian rugby league player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver

Births39 years ago

1982 - Atom Araullo, Filipino journalist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Gillian Jacobs, American actress and director

Births38 years ago

1982 - Louis Oosthuizen, South African golfer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Gonzalo Pineda, Mexican footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Daan van Bunge, Dutch cricketer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Rebecca Ferguson, Swedish actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Andy Lonergan, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Cara Santa Maria, American neuroscientist and blogger

Births37 years ago

1984 - Danka Barteková, Slovak skeet shooter

Births36 years ago

1987 - Tsunenori Aoki, Japanese actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sam Groth, Australian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Zeph Ellis, English rapper and producer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Markiyan Kamysh, Ukrainian writer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Chris Lawrence, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1989 - James Gavet, New Zealand rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Miroslav Stoch, Slovakian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Rakuto Tochihara, Japanese actor

Births31 years ago

1989 - Janine Tugonon, Filipino model and television host

Births31 years ago

1990 - Tom Kilbey, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Endō Shōta, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births30 years ago

1990 - Janet Leon, Swedish singer-songwriter and dancer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Colton Dixon, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births29 years ago

1992 - Shiho, Japanese actress and model

Births28 years ago

1993 - Abby Sunderland, American sailor

Births27 years ago

1994 - Agnė Sereikaitė, Lithuanian speed skater

Births26 years ago

1996 - Bernadeth Pons, Filipino volleyball athlete

Births24 years ago

1999 - Carlotta Truman, German singer-songwriter

Births21 years ago

Deaths

727 - Frithuswith, English saint (b. 650)

Deaths

993 - Conrad I, King of Burgundy (b. c. 925)

Deaths
Deaths804 years ago
Deaths733 years ago
Deaths666 years ago

1375 - Cansignorio della Scala, Lord of Verona (b. 1340)

Deaths645 years ago
Deaths619 years ago
Deaths588 years ago
Deaths433 years ago

1595 - Philip Howard, 20th Earl of Arundel, English nobleman (b. 1537)

Deaths425 years ago

1608 - Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and author (b. 1551)

Deaths412 years ago

1609 - Jacobus Arminius, Dutch Reformed theologian (b. 1560)

Deaths411 years ago

1619 - Fujiwara Seika, Japanese philosopher and educator (b. 1561)

Deaths401 years ago

1636 - Marcin Kazanowski, Polish politician (b. 1566)

Deaths384 years ago

1678 - Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter (b. 1627)

Deaths342 years ago

1682 - Thomas Browne, English physician and author (b. 1605)

Deaths338 years ago

1723 - Godfrey Kneller, German-English painter (b. 1646)

Deaths297 years ago

1745 - Jonathan Swift, Irish satirist and essayist (b. 1667)

Deaths275 years ago

1772 - Andrea Belli, Maltese architect and businessman (b. 1703)

Deaths248 years ago

1790 - Lyman Hall, American physician and politician, 16th Governor of Georgia (b. 1724)

Deaths230 years ago

1796 - Michel de Beaupuy, French general (b. 1755)

Deaths224 years ago

1813 - Józef Poniatowski, Polish general (b. 1763)

Deaths207 years ago

1815 - Paolo Mascagni, Italian physician and anatomist (b. 1755)

Deaths205 years ago

1842 - Aleksey Koltsov, Russian poet and author (b. 1808)

Deaths178 years ago
Deaths169 years ago

1856 - William Sprague III, American businessman and politician, 14th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1799)

Deaths164 years ago
Deaths131 years ago

1897 - George Pullman, American engineer and businessman, founded the Pullman Company (b. 1831)

Deaths123 years ago

1901 - Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish businessman and philanthropist, founded GN Store Nord (b. 1829)

Deaths119 years ago

1905 - Virgil Earp, American marshal (b. 1843)

Deaths115 years ago

1916 - Ioannis Frangoudis, Greek general and target shooter (b. 1863)

Deaths104 years ago

1918 - Harold Lockwood, American actor (b. 1887)

Deaths102 years ago

1924 - Louis Zborowski, English race car driver and engineer (b. 1895)

Deaths96 years ago

1936 - Lu Xun, Chinese author and critic (b. 1881)

Deaths84 years ago

1937 - Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand-English physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1871)

Deaths83 years ago

1943 - Camille Claudel, French sculptor and illustrator (b. 1864)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Dénes Kőnig, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1884)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Plutarco Elías Calles, Mexican general and politician, 40th President of Mexico (b. 1877)

Deaths75 years ago

1945 - N. C. Wyeth, American painter and illustrator (b. 1882)

Deaths75 years ago

1950 - Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet and playwright (b. 1892)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Edward S. Curtis, American ethnologist and photographer (b. 1868)

Deaths68 years ago

1956 - Isham Jones, American saxophonist, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1894)

Deaths64 years ago

1960 - George Wallace, Australian comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1895)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Şemsettin Günaltay, Turkish historian and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1883)

Deaths59 years ago
Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and critic (b. 1885)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Christopher Vane, 10th Baron Barnard, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Durham (b. 1888)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Edward Willis Redfield, American painter and educator (b. 1869)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - Lacey Hearn, American sprinter (b. 1881)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexican general and politician, 44th President of Mexico (b. 1895)

Deaths50 years ago

1978 - Gig Young, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths42 years ago

1983 - Maurice Bishop, Aruban-Grenadian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Grenada (b. 1944)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Jerzy Popiełuszko, Polish priest and activist (b. 1947)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Alfred Rouleau, Canadian businessman (b. 1915)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Dele Giwa, Nigerian journalist, co-founded Newswatch Magazine (b. 1947)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Samora Machel, Mozambican commander and politician, 1st President of Mozambique (b. 1933)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist and educator (b. 1945)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Son House, American singer and guitarist (b. 1902)

Deaths32 years ago

1992 - Magnus Pyke, English scientist and television host (b. 1908)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Martha Raye, American actress and comedian (b. 1916)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Don Cherry, American trumpet player (b. 1936)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Harilaos Perpessas, Greek pianist and composer (b. 1907)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Glen Buxton, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Ken Wood, English businessman (b. 1916)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - James C. Murray, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1917)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Nathalie Sarraute, Russian-French lawyer and author (b. 1900)

Deaths21 years ago

2002 - Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Russian physicist and astronaut (b. 1932)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Road Warrior Hawk, American wrestler (b. 1957)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Alija Izetbegović, Bosniak lawyer and politician, 1st President of Bosnia and Herzegovina (b. 1925)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Margaret Murie, American environmentalist and author (b. 1902)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Nello Pagani, Italian motorcycle racer and race car driver (b. 1911)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Ryan Dallas Cook, American trombonist (b. 1982)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - James Glennon, American cinematographer (b. 1942)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Phyllis Kirk, American actress (b. 1927)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Winifred Asprey, American mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1917)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Randall Forsberg, American activist and author (b. 1943)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Michael Maidens, English footballer (b. 1987)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Jan Wolkers, Dutch author, sculptor, and painter (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Richard Blackwell, American actor, fashion designer, and critic (b. 1922)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Howard Unruh, American murderer (b. 1921)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Joseph Wiseman, Canadian-American actor (b. 1918)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Tom Bosley, American actor (b. 1927)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Kakkanadan, Indian author (b. 1935)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Lincoln Alexander, Canadian lawyer and politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Wissam al-Hassan, Lebanese general (b. 1965)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Wiyogo Atmodarminto, Indonesian general and politician, 10th Governor of Jakarta (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mike Graham, American wrestler (b. 1951)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Fiorenzo Magni, Italian cyclist (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - John Bergamo, American drummer and composer (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Noel Harrison, English singer, actor, and skier (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ronald Shannon Jackson, American drummer and composer (b. 1940)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mikihiko Renjō, Japanese author (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mahmoud Zoufonoun, Iranian-American violinist and composer (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - John Holt, Jamaican singer-songwriter (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Stephen Paulus, American composer (b. 1949)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Raphael Ravenscroft, English saxophonist and composer (b. 1954)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Serena Shim, Lebanese-American journalist (b. 1984)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Leon Bramlett, American football player and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Bill Daley, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1919)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Fleming Mackell, Canadian ice hockey player and singer (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ali Treki, Libyan politician and diplomat, Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Phil Chess, Czech-American record producer, co-founded Chess Records (b. 1921)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Giovanni Steffè, Italian rower (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Umberto Lenzi, Italian film director (b. 1931)

Deaths3 years ago

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