Holidays and observances

Azad Kashmir Day (Pakistan)

Holidays and observances

Food Day (United States)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Zambia from United Kingdom in 1964.

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

Events

AD 69 - In the Second Battle of Bedriacum, troops loyal to Vespasian defeat those of Emperor Vitellius.

Events

1260 - Chartres Cathedral is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France.

Events760 years ago

1360 - The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years' War.

Events660 years ago

1590 - John White, the governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the "lost" colonists.

Events430 years ago

1641 - Felim O'Neill of Kinard, the leader of the Irish Rebellion, issues his Proclamation of Dungannon, justifying the uprising and declaring continued loyalty to Charles I.

Events379 years ago

1648 - The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years' War.

Events372 years ago

1795 - Poland is completely consumed by Russia, Prussia and Austria.

Events225 years ago

1812 - Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.

Events208 years ago

1851 - William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Ariel orbiting Uranus.

Events169 years ago

1857 - Sheffield F.C., the world's oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in England.

Events163 years ago

1861 - The first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed.

Events159 years ago

1871 - An estimated 17 to 20 Chinese immigrants are lynched in Los Angeles, California.

Events149 years ago

1889 - Henry Parkes delivers the Tenterfield Oration, effectively starting the federation process in Australia.

Events131 years ago

1901 - Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

Events119 years ago

1902 - Guatemala's Santa María Volcano begins to erupt, becoming the third-largest eruption of the 20th century.

Events118 years ago

1911 - Orville Wright remains in the air nine minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Events109 years ago

1912 - First Balkan War: The Battle of Kirk Kilisse concludes with a Bulgarian victory against the Ottoman Empire.

Events108 years ago

1912 - First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory against the Ottoman Empire.

Events108 years ago

1917 - First World War: Italy suffers a disastrous defeat on the Austro-Italian front.

Events103 years ago

1926 - Harry Houdini's last performance takes place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.

Events94 years ago

1929 - "Black Thursday" on the New York Stock Exchange.

Events91 years ago

1930 - A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ends the First Republic, replacing it with the Vargas Era.

Events90 years ago

1931 - The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic over the Hudson River.

Events89 years ago

1944 - World War II: Japan's center force is temporarily repulsed in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Events76 years ago

1945 - The United Nations Charter comes into effect.

Events75 years ago

1946 - A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.

Events74 years ago

1947 - Famed animator Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.

Events73 years ago

1949 - The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.

Events71 years ago

1954 - President Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam.

Events66 years ago

1956 - At the request of the Stalinist regime of Ernő Gerő, a massive Soviet force invades Budapest during the Hungarian Revolution. Imre Nagy is reinstalled as Prime Minister.

Events64 years ago

1957 - The United States Air Force starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar manned space program.

Events63 years ago

1960 - A ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad in the Soviet Union, killing over 100 people.

Events60 years ago

1963 - An oxygen leak from an R-9 Desna missile at the Baikonur Cosmodrome triggers a fire that kills seven people.

Events57 years ago

1964 - Northern Rhodesia gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes Zambia.

Events56 years ago

1975 - In Iceland, 90% of women take part in a national strike, refusing to work in protest of gender inequality.

Events45 years ago

1980 - The government of Poland legalizes the Solidarity trade union.

Events40 years ago

1986 - Nezar Hindawi is sentenced to 45 years in prison, the longest sentence handed down by a British court, for the attempted bombing of an El Al flight at Heathrow Airport.

Events34 years ago

1990 - Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian NATO force formed in 1956, intended to be activated in the event of a Warsaw Pact invasion.

Events30 years ago

1992 - The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.

Events28 years ago

1998 - Deep Space 1 is launched to explore the asteroid belt and test new spacecraft technologies.

Events22 years ago

2002 - Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, D.C.

Events18 years ago

2003 - Concorde makes its last commercial flight.

Events17 years ago

2004 - Arsenal Football Club loses to Manchester United, ending a row of unbeaten matches at 49 matches, which is the record in the Premier League.

Events16 years ago

2005 - Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida, resulting in 35 direct and 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.

Events15 years ago

2007 - Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

Events13 years ago

2008 - "Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.

Events12 years ago

2014 - The China National Space Administration launches an experimental lunar mission, Chang'e 5-T1, which will loop behind the Moon and return to Earth.

Events6 years ago

2015 - A driver crashes into the Oklahoma State Homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring 34.

Events5 years ago

2016 - A French surveillance aircraft flying to Libya crashes on takeoff in Malta, killing all five people on board.

Events4 years ago

Births

AD 51 - Domitian, Roman emperor (d. 96)

Births
Births642 years ago

1435 - Andrea della Robbia, Italian artist (d. 1525)

Births585 years ago
Births517 years ago

1561 - Anthony Babington, English leader of the Babington Plot (d. 1586)

Births459 years ago

1632 - Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch biologist and microbiologist (d. 1723)

Births388 years ago

1637 - Lorenzo Magalotti, Italian philosopher (d. 1712)

Births383 years ago

1650 - Steven Blankaart, Dutch entomologist (d. 1704)

Births370 years ago

1675 - Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (d. 1749)

Births345 years ago

1713 - Marie Fel, French soprano and actress (d. 1794)

Births307 years ago

1763 - Dorothea von Schlegel, German author and translator (d. 1839)

Births257 years ago

1784 - Moses Montefiore, British philanthropist, sheriff and banker (d. 1885)

Births236 years ago

1788 - Sarah Josepha Hale, American author and poet (d. 1879)

Births232 years ago

1798 - Massimo d'Azeglio, Piedmontese-Italian statesman, novelist and painter (d. 1866)

Births222 years ago

1804 - Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist and academic (d. 1891)

Births216 years ago

1811 - Ferdinand Hiller, German composer and conductor (d. 1885)

Births209 years ago

1830 - Marianne North, English biologist and painter (d. 1890)

Births190 years ago

1838 - Annie Edson Taylor, American stuntwoman and educator (d. 1921)

Births182 years ago

1840 - Eliza Pollock, American archer (d. 1919)

Births180 years ago

1854 - Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom, Dutch chemist and academic (d. 1907)

Births166 years ago

1855 - James S. Sherman, American lawyer and politician, 27th Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)

Births165 years ago

1857 - Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)

Births163 years ago

1868 - Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and author (d. 1969)

Births152 years ago

1872 - Peter O'Connor, Irish long jumper (d. 1957)

Births148 years ago

1875 - Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter and set designer (d. 1958)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Saya San, Burmese monk and activist (d. 1931)

Births144 years ago

1879 - B. A. Rolfe, American bandleader and producer (d. 1956)

Births141 years ago

1882 - Sybil Thorndike, English actress (d. 1976)

Births138 years ago

1884 - Emil Fjellström, Swedish actor (d. 1944)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Alice Perry, Irish engineer and poet (d. 1969)

Births135 years ago
Births133 years ago

1887 - Octave Lapize, French cyclist and pilot (d. 1917)

Births133 years ago

1891 - Rafael Trujillo, Dominican soldier and politician, 36th President of the Dominican Republic (d. 1961)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Brenda Ueland, American journalist, author, and educator (d. 1985)

Births129 years ago

1894 - Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Jack Warner, English actor and singer (d. 1981)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Marjorie Joyner, American make-up artist and businesswoman (d. 1994)

Births124 years ago
Births122 years ago

1901 - Gilda Gray, Polish-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1959)

Births119 years ago

1903 - Melvin Purvis, American FBI agent (d. 1960)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Moss Hart, American director and playwright (d. 1961)

Births116 years ago

1904 - A.K. Golam Jilani, Bangladeshi activist (d. 1932)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Fran Zwitter, Slovenian historian and academic (d. 1988)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1968)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Patricia Griffin, Montserratian nurse and social worker (d. 1986)

Births113 years ago

1908 - John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist and geophysicist (d. 1993)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Bill Carr, American runner (d. 1966)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Stella Brooks, American singer (d. 2002)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Joe L. Evins, American lawyer and politician (d. 1984)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Gunter d'Alquen, German SS officer and journalist (d. 1998)

Births110 years ago

1910 - James K. Woolnough, American general (d. 1996)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Yoel Zussman, Polish-Israeli lawyer and judge (d. 1982)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Paul Grégoire, Canadian cardinal (d. 1993)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Sonny Terry, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1986)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Peter Gellhorn, German conductor (music) (d. 2004)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Murray Golden, American television director (d. 1991)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Silviu Bindea, Romanian footballer (d. 1992)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Tito Gobbi, Italian actor and singer (d. 1984)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Charles Craig Cannon, American colonel (d. 1992)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Lakshmi Sahgal, Indian Independence movement revolutionary and Officer of Indian National Army (d. 2012)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Bob Kane, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (d. 1988)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Roger Milliken, American businessman (d. 2010)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Anne Sharp, Scottish soprano and actress (d. 2011)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Marie Foster, American activist (d. 2003)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Doreen Tovey, English author (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Frank Piasecki, American engineer and pilot (d. 2008)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician and academic (d. 1996)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Ted Ditchburn, English footballer and manager (d. 2005)

Births99 years ago

1921 - R. K. Laxman, Indian illustrator (d. 2015)

Births99 years ago

1922 - George Miller, American educator and politician, Mayor of Tucson (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Robin Day, English lieutenant and journalist (d. 2000)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Denise Levertov, British-born American poet (d. 1997)

Births97 years ago

1924 - John Brereton Barlow, South African cardiologist and physician (d. 2008)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Mary Lee, American actress and singer (d. 1996)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Fuat Sezgin, Turkish historian and academic (d. 2018)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Bob Azzam, Egyptian-Monacan singer (d. 2004)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Luciano Berio, Italian composer and educator (d. 2003)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Al Feldstein, American author and illustrator (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Willie Mabon, American-French singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1985)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Ieng Sary, Vietnamese-Cambodian politician co-founded the Khmer Rouge (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Paul Vaughan, English journalist and radio host (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Rafael Azcona, Spanish author and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Y. A. Tittle, American football player (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Gilbert Bécaud, French singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 2001)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor and singer (d. 1992)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Barbara Robinson, American author and poet (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928 - George Bullard, American baseball player (d. 2002)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Hubert Aquin, Canadian activist, author, and director (d. 1977)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1929 - George Crumb, American composer and educator

Births91 years ago
Births91 years ago

1929 - Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian author and playwright (d. 2004)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Gustav Ranis, American economist and academic (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Sos Sargsyan, Armenian actor (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Jack Angel, American voice actor

Births90 years ago

1930 - The Big Bopper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Elaine Feinstein, English poet, author, and playwright

Births90 years ago

1930 - Johan Galtung, Norwegian sociologist and mathematician

Births90 years ago

1930 - James Scott Douglas, English-born Scottish race car driver and 6th Baronet Douglas (d. 1969)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Ahmad Shah of Pahang (d. 2019)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian-German pianist and composer

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ken Utsui, Japanese actor (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Stephen Covey, American author and educator (d. 2012)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Adrian Mitchell, English journalist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 2008)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Robert Mundell, Canadian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births88 years ago

1933 - Reginald Kray, English gangster (d. 2000)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ronald Kray, English gangster (d. 1995)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Norman Rush, American author and educator

Births87 years ago

1934 - John G. Cramer, American physicist and author

Births86 years ago

1934 - Glen Glenn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jean-Baptiste Gourion, Algerian-French bishop (d. 2005)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Margie Masters, Australian golfer

Births86 years ago

1934 - Sammy Petrillo, American actor (d. 2009)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Sanger D. Shafer, American singer-songwriter

Births86 years ago

1935 - Malcolm Bilson, American pianist, musicologist, and educator

Births85 years ago

1935 - Antonino Calderone, Italian mobster (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Mark Tully, Indian-English journalist and author

Births85 years ago

1936 - Jüri Arrak, Estonian painter

Births84 years ago

1936 - Jimmy Dawkins, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1936 - David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2011)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Bill Wyman, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (The Rolling Stones and Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Miguel Ángel Coria, Spanish composer and educator

Births83 years ago

1937 - Barry Davies, English journalist and sportscaster

Births83 years ago

1937 - Santo Farina, American guitarist and songwriter

Births83 years ago

1937 - John Goetz, American baseball player (d. 2008)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Heribert Offermanns, German chemist and academic

Births83 years ago

1937 - M. Rosaria Piomelli, Italian-American architect and academic

Births83 years ago

1937 - Petar Stipetić, Croatian general

Births83 years ago

1938 - Michael Graydon, English air marshal

Births82 years ago

1938 - Odean Pope, American saxophonist (Catalyst)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Stephen Resnick, American economist and academic (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

1939 - John Adye, English intelligence officer

Births81 years ago

1939 - F. Murray Abraham, American actor

Births81 years ago

1940 - Martin Campbell, New Zealand director and producer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Rafał Piszcz, Polish canoe racer (d. 2012)

Births80 years ago

1940 - David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville, English businessman and academic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Yossi Sarid, Israeli politician (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1941 - William H. Dobelle, American medical researcher (d. 2004)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Peter Takeo Okada, Japanese archbishop

Births79 years ago

1942 - Ruthann Aron, American politician

Births78 years ago

1942 - Stephen R. Bloom, English physician and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Maggie Blye, American actress (d. 2016)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Ian Collins, Australian footballer and coach

Births78 years ago

1942 - Frank Delaney, Irish journalist and author

Births78 years ago

1942 - Don Francis, American epidemiologist and virologist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Don Gant, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1987)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Rafael Cordero Santiago, Puerto Rican politician, 132nd Mayor of Ponce (d. 2004)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Fernando Vallejo, Colombian biologist and author

Births78 years ago

1943 - Bill Dundee, Scottish-American wrestler and manager

Births77 years ago

1943 - Phil Hawthorne, Australian rugby player and coach (d. 1994)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Viktor Prokopenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2007)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bettye Swann, American singer-songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ted Templeman, American singer, guitarist, and producer

Births76 years ago

1945 - Gérald Larose, Canadian educator and union leader

Births75 years ago

1946 - Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (d. 1993)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Kevin Kline, American actor and singer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Phil Bennett, Welsh rugby player

Births72 years ago

1948 - Dale Griffin, English rock drummer and producer (d. 2016)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Barry Ryan, English singer-songwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Paul Ryan, English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1992)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Kweisi Mfume, American lawyer and politician

Births72 years ago

1949 - Chester Marcol, American football player

Births71 years ago

1949 - John Markoff, American journalist and author

Births71 years ago

1949 - Keith Rowley, Trinidadian volcanologist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

Births71 years ago

1949 - Stan White, American football player and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1950 - Iggy Arroyo, Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 2012)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Karen Austin, American actress

Births70 years ago

1950 - Pablove Black, Jamaican singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player

Births70 years ago

1950 - Steven Greenberg, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Tom Myers, American football player

Births70 years ago

1950 - Miguel Ángel Pichetto, Argentinian lawyer and politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Miroslav Sládek, Czech politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Gabriella Sica, Italian poet and author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Maria Teschler-Nicola, Austrian biologist, anthropologist, and ethnologist

Births70 years ago

1951 - George Tsontakis, American composer and conductor

Births69 years ago

1952 - Keith Bain, Canadian educator and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Francesco Camaldo, Italian priest

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jane Fancher, American author and illustrator

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mark Gray, American country music singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 2016)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Peter Smagorinsky, American theorist and educator

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ángel Torres, Dominican baseball player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Reggie Walton, American baseball player

Births68 years ago

1952 - David Weber, American author

Births68 years ago

1953 - John Barton, English footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1953 - Charles Colbourn, Canadian computer scientist and mathematician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Christoph Daum, German footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1953 - Steven Hatfill, American physician and virologist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Jim Pettie, Canadian ice hockey player

Births67 years ago

1953 - Andrew Turner, English academic and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - David Wright, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Doug Davidson, American actor

Births66 years ago

1954 - Tom Mulcair, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jožo Ráž, Slovak singer-songwriter and bass player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mike Rounds, American businessman and politician, junior senator from South Dakota

Births66 years ago

1954 - Brad Sherman, American accountant, lawyer, and politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Malcolm Turnbull, Australian journalist and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Australia

Births66 years ago

1955 - Katherine Knight, Australian murderer who skinned her partner and cooked his body parts.

Births65 years ago

1955 - Cheryl Studer, American soprano and actress

Births65 years ago

1956 - Dale Maharidge, American journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Jeff Merkley, American businessman and politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - David Stergakos, American-Greek basketball player

Births64 years ago

1957 - Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball player and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - John Kassir, American actor and voice actor

Births63 years ago

1958 - Vincent K. Brooks, American general

Births62 years ago

1958 - Chip Hooper, American tennis player and coach

Births62 years ago

1959 - Dominique Baert, French lawyer and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Gunnar Bakke, Norwegian banker and politician, 65th Mayor of Bergen

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mike Brewer, American baseball player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Chihiro Fujioka, Japanese director and composer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Michelle Lujan Grisham, American lawyer and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Dave Meltzer, American journalist and historian

Births61 years ago

1959 - Shawn Moody, American businessman and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Ruth Perednik, English-Israeli psychologist and academic

Births61 years ago

1959 - Denis Troch, French footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1959 - Annette Vilhelmsen, Danish educator and politician, Danish Minister of Social Affairs

Births61 years ago

1959 - Anthony Waller, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960 - Dennis Anderson, American monster truck driver

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist, lawyer, and activist (d. 1999)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Joachim Winkelhock, German race car driver

Births60 years ago

1960 - BD Wong, American actor

Births60 years ago

1961 - Mary Bono, American gymnast and politician

Births59 years ago

1961 - Bruce Castor, American lawyer and politician

Births59 years ago

1962 - Yves Bertucci, French footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Dave Blaney, American race car driver

Births58 years ago

1962 - Ian Dalziel, English footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jonathan Davies, Welsh rugby player and television host

Births58 years ago

1962 - Debbie Googe, English bass player and songwriter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Andrea Horwath, Canadian politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Gibby Mbasela, Zambian footballer (d. 2000)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mark Miller, American motorcycle racer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jay Novacek, American football player and coach

Births58 years ago

1963 - Mark Grant, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - John Hendrie, Scottish footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Rosana Arbelo, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Paul Bonwick, Canadian businessman and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Grant Gee, English film maker, photographer, cinematographer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Dmitri Gorkov, Russian footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Janele Hyer-Spencer, American lawyer and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ray LeBlanc, American ice hockey player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Doug Lee, American basketball player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Paul Vigay, English computer programmer (d. 2009)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Kyriakos Velopoulos, German-Greek journalist and politician

Births55 years ago

1966 - Roman Abramovich, Russian businessman and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Simon Danczuk, English academic and politician

Births54 years ago

1967 - Ian Bishop, Trinidadian cricketer and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Olo Brown, Samoan-New Zealand rugby player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jacqueline McKenzie, Australian actress

Births53 years ago

1967 - Esther McVey, English television host and politician

Births53 years ago

1968 - Francisco Clavet, Spanish tennis player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Mark Walton, American voice actor and illustrator

Births52 years ago

1968 - Robert Wilonsky, American journalist and critic

Births52 years ago

1969 - Emma Donoghue, Irish-Canadian author

Births51 years ago

1970 - Rob Leslie-Carter, English field hockey player and engineer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jeff Mangum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1971 - Aaron Bailey, American football wide receiver

Births49 years ago

1971 - Gustavo Jorge, Argentina international rugby union player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Zephyr Teachout, American academic

Births49 years ago

1971 - Diane Guthrie-Gresham, Jamaican track and field athlete

Births49 years ago

1971 - Caprice Bourret, American model and actress

Births49 years ago

1972 - Pat Williams, American football player and coach

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jeremy Wright, English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales

Births48 years ago

1973 - Meelis Friedenthal, Estonian author and academic

Births47 years ago

1973 - Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Laura Veirs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Jeff Wilson, New Zealand rugby player, cricketer, and radio host

Births47 years ago

1974 - Gábor Babos, Hungarian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Corey Dillon, American football player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Wilton Guerrero, Dominican baseball player and scout

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jamal Mayers, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Joakim Nätterqvist, Swedish actor

Births46 years ago

1975 - Juan Pablo Ángel, Colombian footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Frank Seator, Liberian footballer (d. 2013)

Births45 years ago

1976 - Matteo Mazzantini, Italian rugby player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Iván Kaviedes, Ecuadoran footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Seth Moulton, politician and former marine

Births42 years ago

1978 - James Hopes, Australian cricketer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Ben Gillies, Australian drummer and songwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Marijonas Petravičius, Lithuanian basketball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Monica, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kerrin McEvoy, Australian jockey

Births40 years ago

1980 - Zac Posen, American fashion designer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Christian Vander, German footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Casey Wilson, American actress and screenwriter

Births40 years ago

1981 - Kemal Aslan, Turkish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Sebastián Bueno, Argentinian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Fredrik Mikkelsen, Norwegian guitarist and composer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tila Tequila, Singaporean-American model, actress, and singer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Alfred Vargas, Filipino actor and politician

Births39 years ago

1982 - Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian race car driver

Births38 years ago

1982 - Macay McBride, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Adrienne Bailon, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Chris Colabello, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Hernán Garin, Argentinian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Michael Gordon, Australian rugby league player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Brian Vickers, American race car driver

Births37 years ago

1984 - Lougee Basabas, Filipino singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jonas Gustavsson, Swedish ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kaela Kimura, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1985 - Robert Cornthwaite, English-Australian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Matthew Robinson, Australian snowboarder (d. 2014)

Births35 years ago

1985 - Wayne Rooney, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Oscar Wendt, Swedish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Drake, Canadian rapper and actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - John Ruddy, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Anthony Vanden Borre, Belgian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Charlie White, American figure skater

Births33 years ago

1988 - Mitch Inman, Australian rugby player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Christopher Linke, German race walker

Births32 years ago

1988 - Demont Mitchell, Bahamian footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Will Bruin, American footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Anderson Conceição, Brazilian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Eric Hosmer, American baseball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - PewDiePie, Swedish YouTuber

Births31 years ago

1989 - Eliza Taylor, Australian actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Peyton Siva, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Mohammed Jahfali, Saudi Arabia international footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Jake Knott, American football linebacker

Births30 years ago

1990 - Elijah Greer, American male middle-distance runner

Births30 years ago

1990 - Danilo Petrucci, Italian motorcycle racer

Births30 years ago

1990 - İlkay Gündoğan, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Torstein Andersen Aase, Norwegian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Bojan Dubljević, Montenegrin basketball player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Marrion Gopez, Filipino actor, singer, and dancer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Nabil Jeffri, Malaysian race car driver

Births27 years ago

1994 - Krystal, American-South Korean singer, dancer, and actress

Births26 years ago

1994 - Tereza Martincová, Czech tennis player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Jalen Ramsey, American football player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Vincent Leuluai, Australian rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1996 - Kyla Ross, American gymnast

Births24 years ago

1997 - Claudia Fragapane, English gymnast

Births23 years ago

1998 - Daya, American singer

Births22 years ago

Deaths

935 - Li Yu, Chinese official and chancellor

Deaths

996 - Hugh Capet, French king

Deaths

1152 - Jocelin of Soissons, French theologian, philosopher and composer

Deaths868 years ago

1168 - William IV, French nobleman

Deaths852 years ago

1260 - Qutuz, Egyptian sultan

Deaths760 years ago

1375 - Valdemar IV, Danish king (b. 1320)

Deaths645 years ago

1537 - Jane Seymour, English queen and wife of Henry VIII of England (b. 1508)

Deaths483 years ago

1572 - Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1508)

Deaths448 years ago

1601 - Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and alchemist (b. 1546)

Deaths419 years ago

1633 - Jean Titelouze, French organist and composer (b. 1562/3)

Deaths387 years ago

1642 - Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey, English peer and courtier (b. 1582)

Deaths378 years ago

1655 - Pierre Gassendi, French priest, astronomer, and mathematician (b. 1592)

Deaths365 years ago

1669 - William Prynne, English lawyer and author (b. 1600)

Deaths351 years ago

1672 - John Webb, English architect and scholar (b. 1611)

Deaths348 years ago

1725 - Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer and educator (b. 1660)

Deaths295 years ago

1799 - Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian violinist and composer (b. 1739)

Deaths221 years ago

1821 - Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)

Deaths199 years ago

1824 - Israel Bissell, American patriot post rider during American Revolutionary War (b. 1752)

Deaths196 years ago

1852 - Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (b. 1782)

Deaths168 years ago

1875 - Raffaello Carboni, Italian-Australian author and poet (b. 1817)

Deaths145 years ago

1898 - Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter and illustrator (b. 1824)

Deaths122 years ago

1915 - Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist and photographer (b. 1828)

Deaths105 years ago

1917 - James Carroll Beckwith, American painter and academic (b. 1852)

Deaths103 years ago

1922 - George Cadbury, English businessman (b. 1839)

Deaths98 years ago

1935 - Dutch Schultz, American mob boss (b. 1902)

Deaths85 years ago

1937 - Nils Wahlbom, Swedish actor (b. 1886)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Ernst Barlach, German sculptor and playwright (b. 1870)

Deaths82 years ago

1943 - Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, Canadian poet and painter (b. 1912)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Louis Renault, French engineer and businessman, co-founded the Renault Company (b. 1877)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian soldier and politician, Minister President of Norway (b. 1887)

Deaths75 years ago

1948 - Franz Lehár, Austrian-Hungarian composer (b. 1870)

Deaths72 years ago

1948 - Frederic L. Paxson, American historian and author (b. 1877)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Yaroslav Halan, Ukrainian playwright and publicist (b. 1902)

Deaths71 years ago

1958 - G. E. Moore, English philosopher and academic (b. 1873)

Deaths62 years ago

1960 - Yevgeny Ostashev, the test pilot of rocket, participant in the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite, Lenin prize winner, Candidate of Technical Sciences (b. 1924)

Deaths60 years ago

1964 - Toni Kinshofer, German mountaineer (b. 1931)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Hans Meerwein, German chemist (b. 1879)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician and historian (b. 1896)

Deaths54 years ago

1969 - Behçet Kemal Çağlar, Turkish poet and politician (b. 1908)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Richard Hofstadter, American historian and author (b. 1916)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Carl Ruggles, American composer (b. 1876)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Jo Siffert, Swiss race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1936)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Jackie Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1919)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Claire Windsor, American actress (b. 1897)

Deaths48 years ago

1974 - David Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1908)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - İsmail Erez, Turkish lawyer and diplomat, Turkish Ambassador to France (b. 1919)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Zdzisław Żygulski, Polish historian, author, and academic (b. 1888)

Deaths45 years ago

1979 - Carlo Abarth, Italian automobile designer and founded of Abarth (b. 1908)

Deaths41 years ago

1983 - Jiang Wen-Ye, Taiwanese composer and educator (b. 1910)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Richie Evans, American race car driver (b. 1941)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Maurice Roy, Canadian cardinal (b. 1905)

Deaths35 years ago

1989 - Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (b. 1948)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Gene Roddenberry, American captain, screenwriter, and producer, created Star Trek (b. 1921)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Ismat Chughtai, Indian author and screenwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Laurie Colwin, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1944)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Heinz Kubsch, German footballer (b. 1930)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Yannis Hotzeas, Greek theoretician and author (b. 1930)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Raul Julia, Puerto Rican-American actor and singer (b. 1940)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - Don Messick, American voice actor and singer (b. 1926)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Berthe Qvistgaard, Danish actress (b. 1910)

Deaths21 years ago

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

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German author and critic (b. 1937)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Jaromil Jireš, Czech director and screenwriter (b. 1935)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Winton M. Blount, American soldier and politician, 59th United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Hernán Gaviria, Colombian footballer (b. 1969)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Harry Hay, English-American activist, co-founded the Mattachine Society and Radical Faeries (b. 1912)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Peggy Moran, American actress and singer (b. 1918)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Randy Dorton, American engineer (b. 1954)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Ricky Hendrick, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1980)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - James Aloysius Hickey, American cardinal (b. 1920)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Maaja Ranniku, Estonian chess player (b. 1941)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Joy Clements, American soprano and actress (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - José Azcona del Hoyo, Honduran businessman and politician, President of Honduras (b. 1926)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Immanuel C. Y. Hsu, Chinese sinologist and scholar (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Rosa Parks, American activist (b. 1913)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Robert Sloman, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Enolia McMillan, American educator and activist (b. 1904)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - William Montgomery Watt, Scottish historian and scholar (b. 1909)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Petr Eben, Czech organist and composer (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ian Middleton, New Zealand author (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Alisher Saipov, Kyrgyzstan journalist (b. 1981)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Anne Weale, English journalist and author (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Moshe Cotel, American pianist and composer (b. 1943)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Mike Esposito, American author and illustrator (b. 1927)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Lamont Johnson, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1922)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Joseph Stein, American author and playwright (b. 1912)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Sansan Chien, Taiwanese composer and educator (b. 1967)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - John McCarthy, American computer scientist and academic, developed the Lisp programming language (b. 1927)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Peggy Ahern, American actress (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Anita Björk, Swedish actress (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1957)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bill Dees, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Margaret Osborne duPont, American tennis player (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Antonia Bird, English director and producer (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Brooke Greenberg, American girl with a rare genetic disorder (b. 1993)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ana Bertha Lepe, Mexican model and actress (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Lew Mayne, American football player and coach (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, South African runner (b. 1980)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - S. S. Rajendran, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Marcia Strassman, American actress and singer (b. 1948)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Michael Beetham, English commander and pilot (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Alvin Bronstein, American lawyer and academic (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Margarita Khemlin, Ukrainian-Russian author and critic (b. 1960)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ján Chryzostom Korec, Slovak cardinal (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Maureen O'Hara, Irish-American actress and singer (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Bobby Vee, American pop singer (b. 1943)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, former president (2000-2005) (b. 1927)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Fats Domino, American pianist and singer-songwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Robert Guillaume, American actor (b. 1927)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Girija Devi, Indian classical singer (b. 1929)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - Tony Joe White, American singer/songwriter (b.1943)

Deaths2 years ago

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