Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Labour Day can fall, while October 28 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Monday in October (New Zealand)

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

Events

451 - The Chalcedonian Creed, regarding the divine and human nature of Jesus, is adopted.

Events

794 - Emperor Kanmu relocates the Japanese capital to Heian-kyō (now Kyoto).

Events

906 - Ahmad ibn Kayghalagh leads a raid against the Byzantine Empire, taking 4,000–5,000 captives.

Events

1383 - King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.

Events637 years ago

1575 - Foundation of Aguascalientes City in New Spain.

Events445 years ago

1633 - The Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company.

Events387 years ago

1707 - Four British naval vessels run aground on the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. In response, the first Longitude Act is enacted in 1714.

Events313 years ago

1721 - Russian Empire is proclaimed by Tsar Peter I after the Swedish defeat in the Great Northern War.

Events299 years ago

1730 - Construction of the Ladoga Canal is completed.

Events290 years ago

1746 - The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.

Events274 years ago

1777 - American Revolutionary War: American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River repulse repeated Hessian attacks in the Battle of Red Bank.

Events243 years ago

1784 - Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Events236 years ago

1797 - André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump, from one thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris.

Events223 years ago

1836 - Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.

Events184 years ago

1844 - Millerites, followers of Baptist preacher William Miller anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.

Events176 years ago

1859 - Spain declares war on Morocco.

Events161 years ago

1866 - A plebiscite ratifies the annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy, which had occurred three days before, on October 19.

Events154 years ago

1875 - First telegraphic connection in Argentina.

Events145 years ago

1877 - The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners.

Events143 years ago

1878 - The Bramall Lane stadium sees the first rugby match played under floodlights.

Events142 years ago

1879 - Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasts 13​⁄2 hours before burning out).

Events141 years ago

1883 - The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust.

Events137 years ago

1884 - The International Meridian Conference designates the Royal Observatory, Greenwich as the world's prime meridian.

Events136 years ago

1895 - In Paris an express train derails after overrunning the buffer stop, crossing almost 30 metres (100 ft) of concourse before crashing through a wall and falling 10 metres (33 ft) to the road below.

Events125 years ago

1907 - A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will spark the Panic of 1907.

Events113 years ago

1910 - Hawley Harvey Crippen (the first felon to be arrested with the help of radio) is convicted of poisoning his wife.

Events110 years ago

1923 - The royalist Leonardopoulos–Gargalidis coup d'état attempt fails in Greece, discrediting the monarchy and paving the way for the establishment of the Second Hellenic Republic.

Events97 years ago

1928 - Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico.

Events92 years ago

1934 - In East Liverpool, Ohio, FBI agents shoot and kill notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.

Events86 years ago

1941 - World War II: French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages are executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: In the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the RAF conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.

Events77 years ago

1946 - Operation Osoaviakhim takes place, recruiting of thousands of military-related technical specialists from the Soviet occupation zone of post–World War II Germany for employment in the Soviet Union.

Events74 years ago

1947 - The Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan begins, having started just after the partition of India.

Events73 years ago

1957 - Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.

Events63 years ago

1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis: President Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.

Events58 years ago

1963 - A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.

Events57 years ago

1964 - Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, but turns down the honor.

Events56 years ago

1964 - An all-party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which will become the new official flag of Canada.

Events56 years ago

1966 - The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).

Events54 years ago

1966 - The Soviet Union launches Luna 12.

Events54 years ago

1968 - Apollo program: Apollo 7 safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times.

Events52 years ago

1975 - The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus.

Events45 years ago

1976 - Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs.

Events44 years ago

1981 - The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) for its strike the previous August.

Events39 years ago

1983 - Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.

Events37 years ago

1999 - Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.

Events21 years ago

2001 - Grand Theft Auto III is released, popularizing a genre of open-world, action-adventure video games, as well as spurring controversy around violence in video games.

Events19 years ago

2005 - Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.

Events15 years ago

2005 - Bellview Airlines Flight 210 crashes in Nigeria, killing all 117 people on board.

Events15 years ago

2006 - A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum.

Events14 years ago

2007 - A raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base is carried out by 21 Tamil Tiger commandos. All except one die in this attack. Eight Sri Lanka Air Force planes are destroyed and 10 damaged.

Events13 years ago

2008 - India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.

Events12 years ago

2013 - The Australian Capital Territory becomes the first Australian jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage with the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013.

Events7 years ago

2014 - Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attacks the Parliament of Canada, killing a soldier and injuring three other people.

Events6 years ago

2019 - Same-sex marriage is legalised, and abortion is decriminalised in Northern Ireland as a result of the Northern Ireland Assembly not being restored.

Events1 years ago

Births

955 - Qian Weijun, king of Wuyue (d. 991)

Births
Births949 years ago

1197 - Juntoku, Japanese emperor (d. 1242)

Births823 years ago

1511 - Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1553)

Births509 years ago

1559 - Jacques Sirmond, French scholar (d. 1651).

Births461 years ago

1587 - Joachim Jungius, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1657).

Births433 years ago
Births428 years ago

1659 - Georg Ernst Stahl, German chemist and physician (d. 1734)

Births361 years ago

1689 - John V, Portuguese king (d. 1750)

Births331 years ago
Births319 years ago

1729 - Johann Reinhold Forster, German pastor and botanist (d. 1798)

Births291 years ago

1761 - Antoine Barnave, French politician and orator (d. 1793).

Births259 years ago

1749 - Cornelis van der Aa, Dutch historian and bookseller (d. 1816)

Births271 years ago

1778 - Javier de Burgos, Spanish jurist and politician (d. 1848)

Births242 years ago
Births239 years ago

1783 - Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, Ottoman-French polymath and naturalist (d. 1840).

Births237 years ago

1809 - Volney Howard, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, Texas Attorney General (d. 1889)

Births211 years ago

1811 - Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1886)

Births209 years ago

1818 - Leconte de Lisle, French poet and author (d. 1894)

Births202 years ago

1821 - Collis Potter Huntington, American businessman (d. 1900)

Births199 years ago

1832 - August Labitzky, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1903)

Births188 years ago

1844 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress and manager (d. 1923)

Births176 years ago

1844 - Louis Riel, Canadian scholar and politician (d. 1885)

Births176 years ago

1847 - Koos de la Rey, South African general (d. 1914)

Births173 years ago

1850 - Charles Kingston, Australian politician, 20th Premier of South Australia (d. 1908)

Births170 years ago
Births162 years ago
Births161 years ago

1865 - Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 1943)

Births155 years ago

1870 - Ivan Bunin, Russian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)

Births150 years ago

1870 - Lord Alfred Douglas, English author and poet (d. 1945)

Births150 years ago

1873 - Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finnish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Rama Tirtha, Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1906)

Births147 years ago

1875 - David van Embden, Dutch economist and politician (d. 1962)

Births145 years ago

1878 - Jaan Lattik, Estonian pastor and politician, 9th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1967)

Births142 years ago

1881 - Clinton Davisson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

Births139 years ago

1881 - Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz, German geophysicist and seismologist (d. 1908)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Edmund Dulac, French-English illustrator (d. 1953)

Births138 years ago

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

Births138 years ago

1885 - Giovanni Martinelli, Italian tenor and actor (d. 1969)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Erik Bergman, Swedish minister (d. 1970)

Births134 years ago

1887 - John Reed, American journalist and poet (d. 1920)

Births133 years ago

1893 - Ernst Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1985)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Luis Otero, Spanish footballer (d. 1955).

Births127 years ago

1894 - Mei Lanfang, Chinese actor and singer (d. 1961)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Johnny Morrison, professional baseball player (d. 1966)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Charles Glen King, American biochemist and academic (d. 1988)

Births124 years ago

1896 - José Leitão de Barros, Portuguese film director and playwright (d. 1967).

Births124 years ago

1897 - Marjorie Flack, American author and illustrator (d. 1958)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Dámaso Alonso, Spanish poet and philologist (d. 1990).

Births122 years ago

1899 - Salarrué, Salvadoran writer and painter (d. 1975).

Births121 years ago

1900 - Ashfaqulla Khan, Indian activist (d. 1927)

Births120 years ago

1903 - George Wells Beadle, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Curly Howard, American comedian and vaudevillian (d. 1952)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Constance Bennett, American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1965)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Saúl Calandra, Argentine football player (d. 1973).

Births116 years ago

1904 - Karl Guthe Jansky, American physicist and radio engineer (d. 1950).

Births116 years ago

1905 - Joseph Kosma, Hungarian-French pianist and composer (d. 1969)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Kees van Baaren, Dutch composer and educator (d. 1970)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Aurelio Baldor, Cuban mathematician and lawyer (d. 1978).

Births114 years ago

1907 - Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1967)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Günther Treptow, German tenor (d. 1981).

Births113 years ago

1908 - John Gould, American journalist and author (d. 2003).

Births112 years ago

1908 - José Escobar Saliente, Spanish cartoonist (d. 1994).

Births112 years ago

1912 - George N. Leighton, American soldier and judge (d. 2018)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Robert Capa, Hungarian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1954)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Bảo Đại, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1997)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss lawyer and politician, 63rd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2002)

Births107 years ago

1915 - Yitzhak Shamir, Belarusian-Israeli civil servant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 2012)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Lou Klein, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1976)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Kathleen Ankers, English-American actress and set designer (d. 2001)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Doris Lessing, British novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Timothy Leary, American psychologist and author (d. 1996)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Georges Brassens, French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1986)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Harald Nugiseks, Estonian sergeant (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Bert Trautmann, German footballer and manager (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

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

Births95 years ago

1925 - Edith Kawelohea McKinzie, Hawaiian genealogist, author, and hula expert (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and illustrator (d. 2008)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Allan Hendrickse, South African minister and politician (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Clare Fischer, American pianist, composer and arranger (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Michael Birkett, 2nd Baron Birkett, English director and producer (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Lev Yashin, Russian footballer (d. 1990)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Estela de Carlotto, Argentine human rights activist

Births90 years ago

1930 - José Guardiola, Spanish singer (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Ann Rule, American police officer and author (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Carlos Alberto Sacheri, Argentine philosopher (d. 1974)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer and manager (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Donald McIntyre, New Zealand opera singer

Births86 years ago

1936 - John Blashford-Snell, English soldier, author, and explorer

Births84 years ago

1936 - Peter Cook, English architect and academic

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jovan Pavlović, Serbian metropolitan (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1937 - José Larralde, Argentine singer-songwriter

Births83 years ago

1937 - Manos Loïzos, Egyptian-Greek composer (d. 1982)

Births83 years ago

1938 - K. Indrapala, Sri Lankan historian and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Derek Jacobi, English actor

Births82 years ago

1938 - Christopher Lloyd, American actor, comedian and producer

Births82 years ago

1939 - Joaquim Chissano, Mozambican politician, 2nd President of Mozambique

Births81 years ago

1939 - George Cohen, English footballer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers, French poet and critic (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Tony Roberts, American actor and singer

Births81 years ago

1941 - Ahmet Mete Işıkara, Turkish geophysicist and earthquake scientist (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Charles Keating, English-American actor (d. 2014)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Bobby Fuller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1966)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Annette Funicello, American actress and singer (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Allen Coage, American-Canadian wrestler and coach (d. 2007)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Catherine E. Coulson, American actress (d. 2015)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jan de Bont, Dutch director, producer, and cinematographer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Catherine Deneuve, French actress and singer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Seif Sharif Hamad, Zanzibari politician, 2nd Chief Minister of Zanzibar

Births77 years ago

1945 - Eddie Brigati, American singer-songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and game show host

Births75 years ago

1945 - Buzz Potamkin, American director and producer, founded Buzzco Associates (d. 2012)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Sheila Sherwood, English long jumper

Births75 years ago

1945 - Michael Stoute, Barbadian-English horse trainer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Leslie West, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Claude Charron, Canadian educator and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Godfrey Chitalu, Zambian footballer (d. 1993)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Deepak Chopra, Indian-American physician and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Elizabeth Connell, South African mezzo-soprano (d. 2012)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Kelvin MacKenzie, English journalist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Jaime Nebot, Ecuadorian politician

Births74 years ago

1947 - Raymond Bachand, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Haley Barbour, American lawyer and politician, 62nd Governor of Mississippi

Births73 years ago

1948 - Mike Hendrick, English cricketer, coach, and umpire

Births72 years ago

1948 - Pierre Lartigue, French rally driver

Births72 years ago

1948 - Debbie Macomber, American author

Births72 years ago

1949 - Stiv Bators, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1990)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Vasilios Magginas, Greek politician, Greek Minister of Employment (d. 2015)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Manfred Trojahn, German flute player, composer, and conductor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Arsène Wenger, French footballer and manager

Births71 years ago

1950 - Donald Ramotar, Guyanese politician, 8th President of Guyana

Births70 years ago

1952 - Julie Dash, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jeff Goldblum, American actor and producer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Greg Hawkes, American musician

Births68 years ago

1953 - René Arce Islas, Mexican politician

Births67 years ago

1954 - Graham Joyce, English author and educator (d. 2014)

Births66 years ago

1956 - John Adam, Australian rugby league player

Births64 years ago

1956 - Frank DiPino, American baseball player and coach

Births64 years ago

1956 - Alejandro Kuropatwa, Argentine photographer (d. 2003)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Henry Lauterbach, German jumper

Births63 years ago

1957 - Daniel Melingo, Argentine musician

Births63 years ago

1958 - Bobby Blotzer, American drummer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Roberto Navarro, Argentine journalist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Arto Salminen, Finnish journalist and author (d. 2005)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Marc Shaiman, American composer and songwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Darryl Jenifer, American bass player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Cris Kirkwood, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births60 years ago

1961 - Takaaki Ishibashi, Japanese comedian, singer, and actor

Births59 years ago

1961 - Barbara Potter, American tennis player

Births59 years ago

1962 - Bob Odenkirk, American actor and comedian

Births58 years ago

1963 - Brian Boitano, American figure skater

Births57 years ago

1964 - Mick Hill, English javelin thrower and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Craig Levein, Scottish footballer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dražen Petrović, Croatian basketball player (d. 1993)

Births56 years ago

1964 - TobyMac, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Valeria Golino, Italian actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - John Wesley Harding, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1965 - A. L. Kennedy, Scottish comedian, journalist, and author

Births55 years ago

1965 - Otis Smith, American football player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Piotr Wiwczarek, Polish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Yuri Arbachakov, Russian-Japanese boxer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Salvatore Di Vittorio, Italian composer and conductor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Rita Guerra, Portuguese singer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Oona King, Baroness King of Bow, English academic and politician

Births53 years ago

1967 - Ulrike Maier, Austrian skier (d. 1994)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Carlos Mencia, Honduran-American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Ron Tugnutt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1968 - Stephanie Cutter, American lawyer and political consultant

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jay Johnston, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Shelby Lynne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Stéphane Quintal, Canadian ice hockey player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Shaggy, Jamaican singer-songwriter and DJ

Births52 years ago

1969 - Julio Borges, Venezuelan politician

Births51 years ago

1969 - Héctor Carrasco, Dominican baseball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Spike Jonze, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer-songwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Coque Malla, Spanish musician and actor

Births51 years ago

1970 - Winston Bogarde, Dutch footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Amy Redford, American actress, director, and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Amanda Coetzer, South African tennis player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kornél Dávid, Hungarian basketball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - José Manuel Martínez, Spanish runner

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jennifer Lee, American screenwriter, director, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios

Births49 years ago

1972 - D'Lo Brown, American wrestler and accountant

Births48 years ago

1972 - Saffron Burrows, English-American actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Víctor Saldaño, the only Argentine man sentenced to death in the US

Births48 years ago

1973 - Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Mark van der Zijden, Dutch swimmer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Tim Kinsella, American singer-songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jeff McInnis, American basketball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Miroslav Šatan, Slovak ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Martín Cardetti, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jesse Tyler Ferguson, American actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Luke Adams, Australian race walker

Births44 years ago

1976 - Laidback Luke, Dutch DJ

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jon Foreman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1978 - Dion Glover, American basketball player and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)

Births42 years ago

1978 - Owais Shah, Pakistani-English cricketer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Doni, Brazilian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Niall Breslin, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Luke O'Donnell, Australian rugby league player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Sonia Sui, Taiwanese model and actress

Births40 years ago

1981 - Michael Fishman, American actor and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Olivier Pla, French racing driver

Births39 years ago

1982 - Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tim Erfen, German footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Heath Miller, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mark Renshaw, Australian cyclist

Births38 years ago

1983 - Byul, South Korean singer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Anton Müller, German footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Plan B, British singer and actor

Births37 years ago

1984 - Horacio Agulla, Argentine rugby player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Aleks Marić, Australian basketball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Federico Ágreda, Venezuelan musician

Births35 years ago

1985 - Hadise, Belgian-Turkish singer-songwriter and dancer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Zac Hanson, American singer-songwriter and drummer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Kenji Ebisawa, Japanese actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kara Lang, Canadian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ștefan Radu, Romanian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Akihiro Sato, Japanese footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Tiki Gelana, Ethiopian runner

Births33 years ago

1987 - Donny Montell, Lithuanian singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Park Ha-sun, South Korean actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Reen Yu, Taiwanese actress

Births33 years ago

1988 - Sarah Barrow, English diver

Births32 years ago

1988 - Parineeti Chopra, Indian actress

Births32 years ago

1988 - Elena Muhhina, Estonian figure skater

Births32 years ago

1988 - Aykut Demir, Turkish footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Marco Restrepo, American musician

Births31 years ago

1989 - Muhammad Wilkerson, American football player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Nicolás Francella, Argentine actor

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jonathan Lipnicki, American actor

Births30 years ago

1992 - Sofia Vassilieva, American actress

Births28 years ago

1992 - 21 Savage, American hip-hop artist

Births28 years ago

1992 - Carrie Hope Fletcher, British singer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Charalambos Lykogiannis, Greek footballer

Births27 years ago

1995 - Saidy Janko, Swiss footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - B.I, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer

Births24 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

741 - Charles Martel, Frankish king (b. 688)

Deaths

842 - Abo, Japanese prince (b. 792)

Deaths
Deaths637 years ago

1455 - Johannes Brassart, Flemish composer

Deaths565 years ago
Deaths527 years ago

1521 - Edward Poynings, Lord Deputy to King Henry VII of England (b. 1459)

Deaths499 years ago

1565 - Jean Grolier de Servières, French book collector (b. 1479)

Deaths455 years ago

1604 - Domingo Báñez, Spanish theologian (b. 1528)

Deaths416 years ago

1625 - Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyō (b. 1561)

Deaths395 years ago

1708 - Hermann Witsius, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1636)

Deaths312 years ago
Deaths269 years ago
Deaths259 years ago

1755 - Elisha Williams, American minister, academic, and jurist (b. 1694)

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1792 - Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (b. 1725)

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1847 - Sahle Selassie, Ethiopian ruler (b. 1795)

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1853 - Juan Antonio Lavalleja, Uruguayan general and politician, President of Uruguay (b. 1784)

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1859 - Louis Spohr, German violinist and composer (b. 1784)

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1883 - George Coulthard, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1856)

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1883 - Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American soldier and author (b. 1818)

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1885 - Lewis Majendie, English politician (b. 1835)

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1891 - Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, Austrian physiologist and physician (b. 1846)

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1902 - Herman Adolfovich Trautschold, German geologist and paleontologist (b. 1817)

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1906 - Paul Cézanne, French painter (b. 1839)

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1914 - Konishiki Yasokichi I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 17th Yokozuna (b. 1866)

Deaths106 years ago

1917 - Bob Fitzsimmons, English-American boxer (b. 1863)

Deaths103 years ago

1917 - Charles Pardey Lukis, founder of the Indian Journal of Medical Research and later Director-General of the Indian Medical Service (b. 1857)

Deaths103 years ago

1927 - Borisav Stanković, Serbian author (b. 1876)

Deaths93 years ago

1928 - Andrew Fisher, Scottish-Australian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)

Deaths92 years ago

1934 - Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (b. 1904)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - Edward Carson, Irish-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1854)

Deaths85 years ago

1935 - Ettore Marchiafava, Italian physician (b. 1847)

Deaths85 years ago

1941 - Guy Môquet, French militant (b. 1924)

Deaths79 years ago

1952 - Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (b. 1874)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian author and poet (b. 1899)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Hannah Mitchell, English activist (b. 1872)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - George Bouzianis, Greek painter and educator (b. 1885)

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Joseph Cahill, Australian politician, 29th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1891)

Deaths61 years ago

1965 - Muriel George, English singer and actress (b. 1883)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - Tommy Edwards, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths51 years ago

1972 - James K. Baxter, New Zealand poet, writer, theologian, and social commentator. (b. 1926)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Pablo Casals, Catalan cellist and conductor (b. 1876)

Deaths47 years ago

1979 - Nadia Boulanger, French composer and educator (b. 1887)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Mieko Kamiya, Japanese psychiatrist and author (b. 1914)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Richard Hugo, American poet (b. 1923)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano and educator (b. 1894)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Jane Dornacker, American actress and singer (b. 1947)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Thorgeir Stubø, Norwegian guitarist and composer (b. 1943)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician, Head of State of the People's Republic of China (b. 1897)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian-American physiologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Lino Ventura, Italian-French actor (b. 1919)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Cynthia Freeman, American author (b. 1915)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Ewan MacColl, English singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and playwright (b. 1915)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim (b. 1978)

Deaths31 years ago

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

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Hachiro Kasuga, Japanese singer and actor (b. 1924)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Red Barber, American sportscaster (b. 1908)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Cleavon Little, American actor (b. 1939)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Innes Ireland, English racing driver and engineer (b. 1930)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Kingsley Amis, English novelist, poet, critic (b. 1922)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Mary Wickes, American actress and singer (b. 1910)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1905)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Eric Ambler, English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1909)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcycle racer and journalist (b. 1922)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Richard Helms, American intelligence agent and diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1913)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Geraldine of Albania (b. 1915)

Deaths18 years ago

2005 - Arman, French-American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Tony Adams, Irish-American actor and producer (b. 1953)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Arthur Hill, Canadian-American actor (b. 1922)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Ève Curie, French pianist and journalist (b. 1904)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Don Lane, American-Australian actor, singer, and talk show host (b. 1933)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Soupy Sales, American comedian and actor (b. 1926)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Eio Sakata, Japanese Go player (b. 1920)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1930)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Betty Binns Fletcher, American lawyer and judge (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mike Morris, English talk show host (b. 1946)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Gabrielle Roth, American dancer, singer, and author (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Marylou Dawes, Canadian pianist and educator (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lajos Für, Hungarian historian and politician, Minister of Defence of Hungary (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - William Harrison, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - James Robinson Risner, American general and pilot (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - George Francis, English footballer and soldier (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John-Roger Hinkins, American religious leader and author (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ashok Kumar, Indian director and cinematographer (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Postgate, English microbiologist, author, and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Willem Aantjes, Dutch civil servant and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Çetin Altan, Turkish journalist and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Murphy Anderson, American illustrator (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Arnold Klein, American dermatologist and author (b. 1945)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Joshua Wheeler, American sergeant (b. 1975)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Steve Dillon, British comic book artist (b. 1962)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Sheri S. Tepper, American writer (b. 1929)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - George Young, British-Australian musician, songwriter and record producer (b. 1946)

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2017 - Paul Weitz, American astronaut (b. 1932)

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