Holidays and observances

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

Events

42 BC - Liberators' civil war: Mark Antony and Octavian decisively defeat Brutus's army. Brutus commits suicide.

Events

425 - Valentinian III is elevated as Roman emperor at the age of six.

Events

501 - The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theoderic, absolves Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.

Events

1086 - Spanish Reconquista: At the Battle of Sagrajas, the Almoravids defeats the Castilians, but are unable to take advantage of their victory.

Events934 years ago

1157 - The Battle of Grathe Heath ends a civil war in Denmark.

Events863 years ago

1295 - The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris.

Events725 years ago

1641 - Irish Catholic gentry from Ulster attempt to seize control of Dublin Castle, the seat of English rule in Ireland, so as to force concessions.

Events379 years ago

1642 - The Battle of Edgehill is the first major battle of the English Civil War.

Events378 years ago
Events313 years ago

1739 - The War of Jenkins' Ear begins when Prime Minister Walpole reluctantly declares war on Spain.

Events281 years ago

1812 - A French general begins a conspiracy to overthrow Napoleon, claiming that the Emperor died in Russia.

Events208 years ago

1850 - The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Events170 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Battle of Westport is the last significant engagement west of the Mississippi River.

Events156 years ago

1906 - Alberto Santos-Dumont flies an airplane in the first heavier-than-air flight in Europe.

Events114 years ago

1911 - The Italo-Turkish War sees the first use of an airplane in combat when an Italian pilot makes a reconnaissance flight.

Events109 years ago

1912 - First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo between the Serbian and Ottoman armies begins.

Events108 years ago

1939 - The Japanese Mitsubishi G4M twin-engine "Betty" Bomber makes its maiden flight.

Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: Allied forces commence the Second Battle of El Alamein, which proves to be the key turning point in the North African campaign.

Events78 years ago

1942 - All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard American Airlines Flight 28 are killed when it collides with a USAAF bomber near Palm Springs, California.

Events78 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Battle for Henderson Field begins on Guadalcanal.

Events78 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf begins.

Events76 years ago

1955 - Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm defeats former emperor Bảo Đại in a referendum and founds the Republic of Vietnam.

Events65 years ago

1955 - The people of the Saar region vote in a referendum to unite with Germany instead of France.

Events65 years ago

1956 - Secret police shoot several anti-communist protesters, igniting the Hungarian Revolution.

Events64 years ago

1958 - Canada's Springhill mining disaster kills seventy-five miners, while ninety-nine others are rescued.

Events62 years ago

1965 - Vietnam War: The 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), in conjunction with South Vietnamese forces, launches an operation seeking to destroy Communist forces during the siege of Plei Me.

Events55 years ago

1970 - Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.

Events50 years ago

1972 - Vietnam War: Operation Linebacker, a US bombing campaign against North Vietnam in response to its Easter Offensive, ends after five months.

Events48 years ago

1973 - Watergate scandal: President Nixon agrees to turn over subpoenaed audio tapes of his Oval Office conversations.

Events47 years ago

1982 - A gunfight breaks out between police officers and members of a religious cult in Arizona. The shootout leaves two cultists dead and dozens of cultists and police officers injured.

Events38 years ago

1983 - Lebanese Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. military personnel. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.

Events37 years ago

1989 - The Hungarian Republic officially replaces the communist Hungarian People's Republic.

Events31 years ago

1989 - Bankruptcy of Wärtsilä Marine; the biggest bankruptcy in the Nordic countries up until then.

Events31 years ago

1991 - Signing of the Paris Peace Accords which ends the Cambodian–Vietnamese War.

Events29 years ago

1993 - The Troubles: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.

Events27 years ago

1995 - Yolanda Saldívar is found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of popular Latin singer Selena.

Events25 years ago

1998 - Israel and the Palestinian Authority sign the Wye River Memorandum.

Events22 years ago

2002 - Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.

Events18 years ago

2004 - A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata Prefecture in northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.

Events16 years ago

2007 - A storm causes the Mexican Kab 101 oil platform to collide with a wellhead, leading to the death and drowning of 22 people during rescue operations after evacuation of the platform.

Events13 years ago

2011 - A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.

Events9 years ago

2011 - The Libyan National Transition Council deems the Libyan Civil War over.

Events9 years ago

2012 - After 38 years, the world's first teletext service (BBC's Ceefax) ceases broadcast due to Northern Ireland completing the digital switchover.

Events8 years ago

2015 - The lowest sea-level pressure in the Western Hemisphere, and the highest reliably-measured non-tornadic sustained winds, are recorded in Hurricane Patricia, which strikes Mexico hours later, killing at least 13 and causing over $280 million in damages.

Events5 years ago

Births

1006 - Wen Yanbo, Chinese grand chancellor (d. 1097)

Births1014 years ago

1255 - Ferdinand de la Cerda, Spanish noble (d. 1275)

Births765 years ago

1491 (estimated) - Ignatius of Loyola, Catholic priest (d. 1556)

Births529 years ago

1516 - Charlotte of Valois, French princess (d. 1524)

Births504 years ago

1634 - Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish queen (d. 1715)

Births386 years ago

1654 - Johann Bernhard Staudt, Austrian composer (d. 1712)

Births366 years ago

1698 - Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect, designed the École Militaire (d. 1782)

Births322 years ago

1705 - Maximilian Ulysses Browne, Austrian field marshal (d. 1757)

Births315 years ago

1713 - Pieter Burman the Younger, Dutch philologist, poet, and educator (d. 1778)

Births307 years ago

1762 - Samuel Morey, American engineer (d. 1843)

Births258 years ago

1766 - Emmanuel de Grouchy, Marquis de Grouchy, French general (d. 1847)

Births254 years ago

1790 - Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American minister, lexicographer, and educator (d. 1860)

Births230 years ago

1796 - Stefano Franscini, Swiss statistician and politician (d. 1857)

Births224 years ago

1801 - Albert Lortzing, German singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1851)

Births219 years ago

1805 - John Russell Bartlett, American linguist and historian (d. 1886)

Births215 years ago

1813 - Ludwig Leichhardt, German-Australian explorer (d. 1848)

Births207 years ago

1815 - João Maurício Vanderlei, Baron of Cotejipe, Brazilian politician (d. 1889)

Births205 years ago

1817 - Pierre Larousse, French lexicographer and author (d. 1875)

Births203 years ago

1822 - Gustav Spörer, German astronomer (d. 1895)

Births198 years ago

1835 - Adlai Stevenson I, American lawyer and politician, 23rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1914)

Births185 years ago

1837 - Moritz Kaposi, Hungarian dermatologist (d. 1902)

Births183 years ago

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

Births176 years ago

1844 - Robert Bridges, English poet and playwright (d. 1930)

Births176 years ago

1857 - Juan Luna, Filipino painter and sculptor (d. 1899)

Births163 years ago

1863 - Mirko Breyer, Croatian writer, bibliographer, antiquarian, and one of the notable alleged and false victims of the Stara Gradiška concentration camp (d. 1946)

Births157 years ago

1865 - Neltje Blanchan, American historian and author (d. 1918)

Births155 years ago

1869 - John Heisman, American football player and coach (d. 1936)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Francis Kelley, Canadian-American bishop (d. 1948)

Births150 years ago

1873 - William D. Coolidge, American physicist and engineer (d. 1975)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Charles Kilpatrick, American runner and educator (d. 1921)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist and academic (d. 1946)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician, Reich Ministry of Justice (d. 1970)

Births144 years ago

1880 - Dominikus Böhm, German architect (d. 1955)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Una O'Connor, Irish-American actress and singer (d. 1959)

Births140 years ago

1883 - Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (d. 1962)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Lawren Harris, Canadian painter and educator (d. 1970)

Births135 years ago

1888 - Onésime Gagnon, Canadian scholar and politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1961)

Births132 years ago

1892 - Speckled Red, American blues/boogie-woogie piano player and singer-songwriter (d. 1973)

Births128 years ago

1894 - Rube Bressler, American baseball player (d. 1966)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Emma Vyssotsky, American astronomer and academic (d. 1975)

Births126 years ago

1896 - André Lévêque, French soldier and engineer (d. 1930)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Lilyan Tashman, American actress (d. 1934)

Births124 years ago

1897 - John Baker, English air marshal (d. 1978)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena, Spanish writer (d. 1975)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Bernt Balchen, Norwegian aviator (d. 1973)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Douglas Jardine, Indian-English cricketer and lawyer (d. 1958)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Robert Eberan von Eberhorst, Austrian engineer (d. 1982)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Luther Evans, American political scientist and politician (d. 1981)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Harvey Penick, American golfer and coach (d. 1995)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Felix Bloch, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Yen Chia-kan, Chinese lawyer and politician, President of the Republic of China (d. 1993)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (d. 2003)

Births115 years ago

1908 - František Douda, Czech shot putter (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Ilya Frank, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Zellig Harris, American linguist and methodologist (d. 1992)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Richard Mortensen, Danish painter and educator (d. 1993)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Hayden Rorke, American actor (d. 1987)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Jack Keller, American hurdler (d. 1978)

Births109 years ago

1915 - Simo Puupponen, Finnish writer (d. 1967)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Augusta Dabney, American actress (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1918 - James Daly, American actor (d. 1978)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Paul Rudolph, American architect and academic, designed the Lippo Centre (d. 1997)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist and academic (d. 1992)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Ted Fujita, Japanese-American meteorologist and academic (d. 1998)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Bob Montana, American illustrator (d. 1975)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Gianni Rodari, Italian writer (d. 1980)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Vern Stephens, American baseball player (d. 1968)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington, English politician (d. 2018)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Coleen Gray, American actress (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Aslam Farrukhi, Indian-Pakistani linguist, author, and scholar (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Ned Rorem, American composer and author

Births97 years ago

1923 - Frank Sutton, American actor (d. 1974)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Arthur Brittenden, English journalist (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Johnny Carson, American comedian and talk show host (d. 2005)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Manos Hatzidakis, Greek composer and theorist (d. 1994)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Fred Shero, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1990)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Sonny Criss, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player and coach (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Leszek Kołakowski, Polish-English historian and philosopher (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1929 - Shamsur Rahman, Bangladeshi poet and journalist (d. 2006)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Luis Alarcón, Chilean actor

Births90 years ago

1930 - Unto Mononen, Finnish musician (d. 1968)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Jim Bunning, American baseball player and politician (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1931 - William P. Clark, Jr., American judge and politician, 12th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Diana Dors, English actress (d. 1984)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Vasily Belov, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (d. 2012)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Carol Fran, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births87 years ago
Births87 years ago

1934 - Caitro Soto, Afro-Peruvian musician (d. 2004)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Chi-Chi Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American golfer

Births85 years ago

1935 - JacSue Kehoe, American neuroscientist

Births85 years ago

1936 - Charles Goodhart, English economist and academic

Births84 years ago

1936 - Philip Kaufman, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births84 years ago

1937 - Johnny Carroll, American rockabilly musician (d. 1995)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Carlos Lamarca, Brazilian captain (d. 1971)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Deven Verma, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Alan G`ilzean, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2018)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Charlie Foxx, American R&B/soul singer and guitarist (d. 1998)

Births81 years ago

1939 - C. V. Vigneswaran, Sri Lankan lawyer, judge, and politician, 1st Chief Minister of the Northern Province

Births81 years ago

1940 - Ellie Greenwich, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Raindrops) (d. 2009)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jane Holzer, American model, actress, producer, and art collector

Births80 years ago

1940 - Pelé, Brazilian footballer and actor

Births80 years ago

1941 - René Metge, French rally driver

Births79 years ago

1941 - Colin Milburn, English cricketer (d. 1990)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Igor Smirnov, Moldovan engineer and politician, 1st President of Transnistria

Births79 years ago

1942 - Michael Crichton, American author, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Douglas Dunn, Scottish poet, critic, and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Bernd Erdmann, German footballer and manager

Births78 years ago

1942 - Anita Roddick, English businesswoman and activist, founded The Body Shop (d. 2007)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Alida Chelli, Italian actress and singer (d. 2012)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Mike Harding, English singer-songwriter and comedian

Births76 years ago

1945 - Maggi Hambling, English sculptor and painter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Kim Larsen, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gasolin')

Births75 years ago

1945 - Graça Machel, Mozambican politician and humanitarian

Births75 years ago

1945 - Ernie Watts, American saxophonist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Maury Yeston, American composer, lyricist, and music theorist

Births75 years ago

1946 - Graeme Barker, English archaeologist and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Alicia Borinsky, Argentine writer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Mel Martínez, American lawyer and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Births74 years ago

1946 - Miklós Németh, Hungarian javelin thrower

Births74 years ago

1947 - Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, co-founder of the Palestinian movement Hamas

Births73 years ago

1947 - Kazimierz Deyna, Polish footballer (d. 1989)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Greg Ridley, English bass player (d. 2003)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Hermann Hauser, Austrian-English businessman, co-founded Acorn Computers and Olivetti Research Laboratory

Births72 years ago

1948 - Gerry Robinson, Irish-born British businessman, arts patron and television personality

Births72 years ago

1948 - Brian Ross, American journalist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jordi Sabatés, Spanish musician

Births72 years ago

1949 - Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian soldier and politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Oscar Martínez, Argentine theater actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Nick Tosches, American journalist, author, and poet (d. 2019)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Würzel, English singer and guitarist (d. 2011)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Maths O. Sundqvist, Swedish businessman (d. 2012)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Charly García, Argentine singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ángel de Andrés López, Spanish actor (d. 2016)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Fatmir Sejdiu, Kosovan academic and politician, 2nd President of Kosovo

Births69 years ago

1951 - David Wills, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1952 - Pierre Moerlen, French drummer (Gong) (d. 2005)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ken Tipton, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1953 - Taner Akçam, Turkish sociologist and historian

Births67 years ago

1953 - Joaquín Lavín, Chilean politician and economist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Ang Lee, Taiwanese-American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births66 years ago

1956 - Adam Nawałka, Polish football player and manager

Births64 years ago

1956 - Dianne Reeves, American singer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Dwight Yoakam, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births64 years ago

1957 - Paul Kagame, Rwandan soldier and politician, 6th President of Rwanda

Births63 years ago

1957 - Graham Rix, English footballer and coach

Births63 years ago

1958 - Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, author, and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Rose Nabinger, German singer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Frank Schaffer, German sprinter

Births62 years ago

1959 - Nancy Grace, American lawyer and journalist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Sam Raimi, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - "Weird Al" Yankovic, American singer-songwriter, comedian, and actor

Births61 years ago

1960 - Mirwais Ahmadzaï, Swiss-French keyboard player, songwriter, and producer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Katoucha Niane, French model and actress (d. 2008)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Randy Pausch, American author and academic (d. 2008)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Wayne Rainey, American motorcycle racer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Laurie Halse Anderson, American author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Vinicio Gómez, Guatemalan politician (d. 2008)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer and sportscaster

Births59 years ago

1962 - Doug Flutie, American football player, sportscaster, and drummer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Gordon Korman, Canadian-American author

Births57 years ago

1963 - Rashidi Yekini, Nigerian footballer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Anabell López, Cuban singer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Robert Trujillo, American bass player and songwriter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Eddy Cue, American computer scientist and businessman

Births56 years ago

1965 - Augusten Burroughs, American author and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Al Leiter, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1966 - Alex Zanardi, Italian racing driver and cyclist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Dale Crover, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Omar Linares, Cuban baseball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Walt Flanagan, American actor and illustrator

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jaime Yzaga, Peruvian tennis player

Births53 years ago

1969 - Dolly Buster, Czech film producer and director, actress and author

Births51 years ago

1969 - Trudi Canavan, Australian author and illustrator

Births51 years ago

1969 - Bill O'Brien, American football player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Brooke Theiss, American actress

Births51 years ago
Births50 years ago

1970 - Grant Imahara, American television presenter and engineer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Kenji Nomura, Japanese voice actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Zoe Wiseman, American model and photographer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Carlo Forlivesi, Italian-Japanese composer and scholar

Births49 years ago

1971 - Chris Horner, American cyclist

Births49 years ago

1972 - Kate del Castillo, Mexican actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Tiffeny Milbrett, American soccer player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Dominika Paleta, Polish-Mexican actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Eduardo Paret, Cuban baseball player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Bryan Pratt, American lawyer and politician

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jasmin St. Claire, Virigin Islander-American actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jimmy Wayne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1973 - Christian Dailly, Scottish footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Aravind Adiga, Indian journalist and author

Births46 years ago

1974 - Beatrice Faumuina, New Zealand discus thrower

Births46 years ago

1974 - Sander Westerveld, Dutch footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Christine Yoshikawa, Canadian pianist

Births46 years ago

1975 - Jessicka, American singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Michelle Beadle, American sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1975 - Odalys García, Cuban actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Phillip Gillespie, Australian cricket umpire

Births45 years ago

1975 - Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Keith Van Horn, American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Manuela Velasco, Spanish actress

Births45 years ago

1976 - Cat Deeley, English model, actress, and television host

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sergio Diduch, Argentine footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ryan Reynolds, Canadian-American actor and producer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Brad Haddin, Australian cricketer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Alex Tudor, English cricketer and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jimmy Bullard, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Steve Harmison, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births42 years ago

1978 - John Lackey, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Archie Thompson, New Zealand-Australian footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Ramón Castro, Venezuelan baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Simon Davies, Welsh footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Prabhas,Telugu film actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jorge Solís, Mexican boxer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Bud Smith, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Mate Bilić, Croatian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Pedro Liriano, Dominican baseball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Daniela Alvarado, Venezuelan actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver

Births39 years ago

1981 - Leticia Dolera, Spanish actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ben Francisco, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Lee Ki-woo, South Korean actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jackie Long, American actor and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mirel Rădoi, Romanian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Huo Siyan, Chinese actress

Births39 years ago

1982 - Valentin Badea, Romanian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Rickey Paulding, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kristjan Kangur, Estonian basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Aleksandar Luković, Serbian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Rodolfo Dantas Bispo, Brazilian footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Filippos Darlas, Greek footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Goldie Harvey, Nigerian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births37 years ago

1984 - Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jeffrey Hoogervorst, Dutch footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Simone Masini, Italian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Meghan McCain, American journalist and author

Births36 years ago

1984 - Michael Sim, Australian golfer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Keiren Westwood, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Miguel, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mohammed Abdellaoue, Norwegian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Masiela Lusha, Albanian-American actress, poet, and humanitarian

Births35 years ago

1985 - Chris Neal, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Luca Spinetti, Italian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Panagiotis Vouis, Greek footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Emilia Clarke, English actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Briana Evigan, American actress and dancer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jake Robinson, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jessica Stroup, American actress

Births34 years ago

1987 - Faye, Swedish singer-songwriter (Play)

Births33 years ago

1987 - Robin Copeland, Irish rugby player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Félix Doubront, Venezuelan baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kyle Gibson, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Seo In-guk, South Korean singer and actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Miyuu Sawai, Japanese model and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Naomi Watanabe, Japanese actress

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jordan Crawford, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Aleksandr Salugin, Russian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Carolin Schiewe, German footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Viktor Agardius, Swedish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Alain Broja, Venezuelan footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jonita Gandhi, Indo-Canadian singer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Anisya Kirdyapkina, Russian race walker

Births31 years ago

1989 - Andriy Yarmolenko, Ukraian footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Paradise Oskar, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births30 years ago

1991 - Emil Forsberg, Swedish footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Jorge Taufua, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago
Births29 years ago

1992 - Álvaro Morata, Spanish footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Josh Ruffels, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Taylor Spreitler, American actress

Births27 years ago

1995 - Ireland Baldwin, American model

Births25 years ago

1997 - Jaydn Su'A, New Zealand rugby league player

Births23 years ago

1998 - Amandla Stenberg, American actress

Births22 years ago

2002 - Shin Eun-soo, South Korean actress

Births18 years ago

Deaths

42 BC - Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger, Roman general and politician (b. 85 BC)

Deaths

877 - Ignatios of Constantinople, Byzantine patriarch (b. 797)

Deaths

891 - Yazaman al-Khadim, Abbasid general and politician

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902 - Ibrahim II of Ifriqiya, Aghlabid emir (b. 850)

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930 - Daigo, Japanese emperor (b. 885)

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945 - Hyejong of Goryeo, Korean king (b. 912)

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949 - Yōzei, Japanese emperor (b. 869)

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1134 - Abu al-Salt, Andalusian polymath

Deaths886 years ago

1157 - Sweyn III, Danish king (b. c. 1125)

Deaths863 years ago

1456 - John of Capistrano, Italian priest and saint (b. 1386)

Deaths564 years ago

1550 - Tiedemann Giese, Polish bishop (b. 1480)

Deaths470 years ago

1581 - Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1529)

Deaths439 years ago

1590 - Bernardino de Sahagún, Spanish-born Franciscan, compiler of the Florentine Codex of Aztecs history in Mexico (b. 1499)

Deaths430 years ago

1616 - Leonhard Hutter, German theologian and academic (b. 1563)

Deaths404 years ago

1688 - Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist and historian (b. 1610)

Deaths332 years ago

1730 - Anne Oldfield, English actress (b. 1683)

Deaths290 years ago
Deaths256 years ago

1774 - Michel Benoist, French missionary and astronomer (b. 1715)

Deaths246 years ago

1867 - Franz Bopp, German linguist and academic (b. 1791)

Deaths153 years ago
Deaths151 years ago

1872 - Théophile Gautier, French journalist, author, and poet (b. 1811)

Deaths148 years ago

1885 - Charles S. West, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, Secretary of State of Texas (b. 1829)

Deaths135 years ago
Deaths127 years ago

1910 - Chulalongkorn, Thai king (b. 1853)

Deaths110 years ago

1915 - W. G. Grace, English cricketer and physician (b. 1848)

Deaths105 years ago

1916 - Richard McFadden, Scottish footballer and soldier (b. 1889)

Deaths104 years ago

1917 - Eugène Grasset, Swiss illustrator (b. 1845)

Deaths103 years ago

1921 - John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish businessman, founded Dunlop Rubber (b. 1840)

Deaths99 years ago

1935 - Charles Demuth, American painter and educator (b. 1883)

Deaths85 years ago

1939 - Zane Grey, American dentist and author (b. 1872)

Deaths81 years ago

1942 - Ralph Rainger, American pianist and composer (b. 1901)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Wakashima Gonshirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Yokozuna (b. 1876)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Charles Glover Barkla, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Hana Brady, Czech holocaust victim (b. 1931)

Deaths76 years ago

1950 - Al Jolson, Lithuanian-American actor and singer (b. 1886)

Deaths70 years ago
Deaths67 years ago

1957 - Christian Dior, French fashion designer, founded Christian Dior S.A. (b. 1905)

Deaths63 years ago

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

Deaths61 years ago

1959 - Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (b. 1871)

Deaths61 years ago

1964 - Frank Luther Mott, American historian and journalist (b. 1886)

Deaths56 years ago

1978 - Maybelle Carter, American singer and autoharp player (Carter Family) (b. 1909)

Deaths42 years ago

1983 - Jessica Savitch, American journalist (b. 1947)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Oskar Werner, Austrian-German actor (b. 1922)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Edward Adelbert Doisy, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Asashio Tarō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 46th Yokozuna (b. 1929)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Armida, Mexican-American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Thomas Williams, American author and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths30 years ago

1994 - Robert Lansing, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Bob Grim, American baseball player (b. 1930)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Bert Haanstra, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1916)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Barnett Slepian, American physician (b. 1946)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Eric Reece, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1909)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Yokozuna, American wrestler (b. 1966)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Josh Kirby, English illustrator (b. 1928)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and historian (b. 1917)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Adolph Green, American playwright and songwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Tony Capstick, English actor and singer (b. 1944)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Soong Mei-ling, Chinese wife of Chiang Kai-shek, 2nd First Lady of the Republic of China (b. 1898)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Robert Merrill, American actor and singer (b. 1919)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Bill Nicholson, English footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1919)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - William Hootkins, American actor (b. 1948)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - John Muth, American economist and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian wife of Olusegun Obasanjo, 10th First Lady of Nigeria (b. 1945)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Lebo Mathosa, South African singer (Boom Shaka) (b. 1977)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - John Ilhan, Turkish-Australian businessman, founded Crazy John's (b. 1965)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Lim Goh Tong, Malaysian-Chinese businessman (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Kevin Finnegan, English boxer (b. 1948)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Lou Jacobi, Canadian-American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Fran Crippen, American swimmer (b. 1984)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Stanley Tanger, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Herbert A. Hauptman, American chemist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987)

Deaths9 years ago

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

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Wilhelm Brasse, Polish photographer (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Roland de la Poype, French soldier and pilot (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sunil Gangopadhyay, Indian author and poet (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Michael Marra, Scottish singer-songwriter (b. 1952)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Wes Bialosuknia, American basketball player (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Anthony Caro, English sculptor and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Niall Donohue, Irish hurler (b. 1990)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gypie Mayo, English guitarist and songwriter (Dr. Feelgood and The Yardbirds) (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bill Mazer, Ukrainian-American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Ghulam Azam, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Bramlett, American football player (b. 1941)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bernard Mayes, English-American journalist and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Joan Quigley, American astrologer and author (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Tullio Regge, Italian physicist and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Alvin Stardust, English singer and actor (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Leon Bibb, American-Canadian singer (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Roger De Clerck, Belgian businessman (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jim Roberts, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Fred Sands, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Museum of Contemporary Art (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Jack Chick, American cartoonist and publisher (b. 1924)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Wim van der Voort, Dutch speed skater (b. 1923)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Pete Burns, English singer-songwriter (b. 1959)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Walter Lassally, German cinematographer (b. 1926)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Todd Reid, Australian tennis player (b. 1984)

Deaths2 years ago

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James the Just (i.e. James, brother of Jesus) (Lutheran, Episcopal Church (USA), Eastern Orthodox)

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Christmas or the Feast of Señor Noemi (the Child Jesus) in the Apostolic Catholic Church