Holidays and observances

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

Ohi Day (Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities), a national day in Greece.

Holidays and observances

Youth Pledge Day or Hari Sumpah Pemuda (Indonesia)

Holidays and observances

Anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazis, celebrating the liberation from Nazi German troops of the territory of current Ukraine

Holidays and observances


AD 97 - Emperor Nerva is forced by the Praetorian Guard to adopt general Marcus Ulpius Trajanus as his heir and successor.


306 - Maxentius is proclaimed Roman emperor.


312 - Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman emperor in the West.


969 - The Byzantine Empire recovers Antioch from Arab rule.


1344 - The lower town of Smyrna is captured by Crusaders in response to Aydınid piracy.

Events676 years ago

1420 - Beijing is officially designated the capital of the Ming dynasty when the Forbidden City is completed.

Events600 years ago

1449 - Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.

Events571 years ago

1453 - Ladislaus the Posthumous is crowned king of Bohemia in Prague.

Events567 years ago

1492 - Christopher Columbus lands in Cuba on his first voyage to the New World.

Events528 years ago

1516 - Ottoman–Mamluk War: Mamluks fail to stop the Ottoman advance towards Egypt at the Battle of Yaunis Khan.

Events504 years ago

1531 - Abyssinian–Adal war: The Adal Sultanate seizes southern Ethiopia.

Events489 years ago

1538 - The Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino is founded in what is now the Dominican Republic.

Events482 years ago

1628 - French Wars of Religion: The Siege of La Rochelle ends with the surrender of the Huguenots after fourteen months.

Events392 years ago

1636 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony votes to establish a theological college, which would later become Harvard University.

Events384 years ago

1664 - The Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.

Events356 years ago

1707 - The 1707 Hōei earthquake causes more than 5,000 deaths in Japan.

Events313 years ago

1726 - The novel Gulliver's Travels is published.

Events294 years ago

1776 - American Revolutionary War: British troops attack and capture Chatterton Hill from the Continental Army.

Events244 years ago

1834 - The Pinjarra massacre occurs in the Swan River Colony. An estimated 30 Noongar people are killed by British colonists.

Events186 years ago

1835 - The United Tribes of New Zealand are established with the signature of the Declaration of Independence.

Events185 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: A Union attack on the Confederate capital is repulsed.

Events156 years ago

1886 - President Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.

Events134 years ago

1891 - The Mino–Owari earthquake is the largest inland earthquake in Japan's history.

Events129 years ago

1893 - Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Pathétique receives its première performance only nine days before the composer's death.

Events127 years ago

1918 - First World War: A new Polish government in western Galicia is established, triggering the Polish–Ukrainian War.

Events102 years ago

1919 - The U.S. Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Wilson's veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January.

Events101 years ago

1922 - Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.

Events98 years ago

1928 - The "Indonesia Raya", now the national anthem, is first sung.

Events92 years ago

1940 - Second World War: Greece rejects Italy's ultimatum. Italy invades Greece through Albania a few hours later.

Events80 years ago

1942 - The Alaska Highway first connects Alaska to the North American railway network at Dawson Creek in Canada.

Events78 years ago

1948 - Paul Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT.

Events72 years ago

1949 - An Air France Lockheed Constellation crashes in the Azores, killing all 48 people on board.

Events71 years ago

1956 - Hungarian Revolution: A de facto ceasefire comes into effect between armed revolutionaries and Soviet troops, who begin to withdraw from Budapest. Communist officials and facilities come under attack by revolutionaries.

Events64 years ago

1956 - Elvis Presley receives a polio vaccination on national TV.

Events64 years ago

1958 - John XXIII is elected Pope.

Events62 years ago

1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis: Premier Nikita Khrushchev orders the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.

Events58 years ago

1965 - Pope Paul VI promulgates Nostra aetate, by which the Church officially recognizes the legitimacy of non-Christian faiths.

Events55 years ago

1971 - Prospero becomes the only British satellite to be launched by a British rocket.

Events49 years ago

1982 - The Spanish general election begins fourteen years of rule by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party.

Events38 years ago

1990 - Georgia holds its only free election under Soviet rule.

Events30 years ago

1995 - The Baku Metro fire sees 289 people killed and 270 injured.

Events25 years ago

2005 - I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is indicted due to his involvement in the Plame affair.

Events15 years ago

2006 - A funeral service takes place at the Bykivnia graves for those Ukrainians who were killed by the Soviet secret police.

Events14 years ago

2007 - Cristina Fernández de Kirchner becomes the first woman elected President of Argentina.

Events13 years ago

2009 - The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

Events11 years ago

2009 - NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its short-lived Constellation program.

Events11 years ago

2013 - Five people are killed and 38 are injured after a car crashes into barriers at the Tiananmen Square in China.

Events7 years ago

2014 - A rocket carrying NASA's Cygnus CRS Orb-3 resupply mission to the International Space Station explodes seconds after taking off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia.

Events6 years ago


Births1003 years ago

1401 - Thomas St Clere, English landowner (d. 1435)

Births619 years ago

1466 - Erasmus, Dutch philosopher (d. 1536)

Births554 years ago

1479 - John Gage, English courtier (d. 1556)

Births541 years ago
Births510 years ago

1550 - Stanislaus Kostka, Polish saint (d. 1568)

Births470 years ago

1585 - Cornelius Jansen, Dutch bishop and theologian (d. 1638)

Births435 years ago

1599 - Marie of the Incarnation, foundress of the Ursuline Monastery in Quebec (d. 1672)

Births421 years ago

1610 - Jacob Kettler, German noble (d. 1682)

Births410 years ago

1667 - Maria Anna of Neuburg, Queen consort of Spain

Births353 years ago

1690 - Peter Tordenskjold, Norwegian admiral (d. 1720)

Births330 years ago

1693 - Šimon Brixi, Czech composer (d. 1735)

Births327 years ago

1696 - Maurice de Saxe, French general (d. 1750)

Births324 years ago

1703 - Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1768)

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1718 - Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian priest, mathematician, astronomer, and explorer (d. 1793)

Births302 years ago

1733 - Franz Ignaz von Beecke, German composer (d. 1803)

Births287 years ago

1754 - John Laurens, American soldier (d. 1782)

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1793 - Eliphalet Remington, American businessman, founded Remington Arms (d. 1861)

Births227 years ago

1794 - Robert Liston, Scottish surgeon (d. 1847)

Births226 years ago

1804 - Pierre François Verhulst, Belgian mathematician and theorist (d. 1849)

Births216 years ago

1815 - Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak philologist and politician (d. 1856)

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1816 - Malwida von Meysenbug, German writer (d. 1903)

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1837 - Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1913)

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1839 - Edward P. Allen, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1909)

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1845 - Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist and chemist (d. 1888)

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1846 - Auguste Escoffier, French chef and author (d. 1935)

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1854 - Jean-Marie Guyau, French philosopher and poet (d. 1888)

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1860 - Kanō Jigorō, Japanese martial artist (d. 1938)

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1864 - Adolfo Camarillo, Mexican-American rancher and philanthropist (d. 1958)

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1867 - Sister Nivedita, Irish-Indian nurse, author, and educator (d. 1911)

Births153 years ago

1875 - Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, Turkish-Canadian journalist (d. 1966)

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1877 - Joe Adams, American baseball player and manager (d. 1952)

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1879 - Channing H. Cox, American lawyer and politician, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Wilhelm Anderson, Belarusian-Estonian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1940)

Births140 years ago

1880 - Billy Wedlock, English footballer (d. 1965)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Vin Coutie, Australian footballer (d. 1951)

Births139 years ago

1884 - William Douglas Cook, New Zealand horticulturalist, founded Eastwoodhill Arboretum (d. 1967)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Noel Macklin, English soldier and engineer (d. 1946)

Births134 years ago

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

Births132 years ago

1889 - Juliette Béliveau, Canadian actress and singer (d. 1975)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Dink Johnson, American pianist, drummer, and clarinet player (d. 1954)

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1893 - Christopher Kelk Ingold, British chemist (d. 1970)

Births127 years ago

1896 - Howard Hanson, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1981)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Edith Head, American costume designer (d. 1981)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Hans Speidel, German general (d. 1984)

Births123 years ago

1901 - Eileen Shanahan, Irish poet (d. 1979)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Elsa Lanchester, English-American actress and singer (d. 1986)

Births118 years ago

1903 - John Chamberlain, American historian, journalist, and critic (d. 1995)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Evelyn Waugh, English journalist, author, and critic (d. 1966)

Births117 years ago

1904 - George Dangerfield, English-American historian, journalist, and author (d. 1986)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Tatyana Pavlovna Ehrenfest, Dutch mathematician (d. 1984)

Births115 years ago

1907 - John Hewitt, Irish poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1987)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Arturo Frondizi, Argentinian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Argentina (d. 1995)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Francis Bacon, Irish painter and illustrator (d. 1992)

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1912 - Richard Doll, English physiologist and epidemiologist (d. 2005)

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1914 - Glenn Robert Davis, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1988)

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1914 - Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (d. 1995)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Richard Laurence Millington Synge, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Pearl Hackney, English actress (d. 2009)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Jack Soo, American actor and singer (d. 1979)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Walt Hansgen, American race car driver (d. 1966)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Hans Klenk, German race car driver (d. 2009)

Births101 years ago

1921 - Azumafuji Kin'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 40th Yokozuna (d. 1973)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Gershon Kingsley, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor

Births98 years ago

1922 - Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician, 1st Vice President of Zimbabwe (d. 2003)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball player and coach (d. 2007)

Births98 years ago

1923 - John Connell, American actor (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Antonio Creus, Spanish race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1996)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Peddibhotla Suryakantam, Telugu actress (d. 1994)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Ian Hamilton Finlay, Bahamian-Scottish poet, sculptor, and gardener (d. 2006)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer and businessman (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Cleo Laine, English singer and actress

Births93 years ago

1928 - Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general

Births92 years ago

1929 - Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1988)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Virginia Held, American philosopher, author, and academic

Births91 years ago

1929 - John Hollander, American poet, critic, and educator (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Joan Plowright, English actress

Births91 years ago

1930 - Bernie Ecclestone, English businessman

Births90 years ago

1931 - Harold Battiste, American saxophonist, pianist, and composer (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Spyros Kyprianou, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Cyprus (d. 2002)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Suzy Parker, American model and actress (d. 2003)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Michael Noakes, English painter and illustrator (d. 2018)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Charles A. Gargano, American diplomat, businessman and government official

Births86 years ago

1935 - Alan Clarke, English director and screenwriter (d. 1990)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Charlie Daniels, American singer-songwriter, fiddle-player and guitarist

Births84 years ago

1936 - Ted Hawkins, American soul-blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Graham Bond, English keyboard player, singer, and saxophonist (d. 1974)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Lenny Wilkens, American basketball player and coach

Births83 years ago

1938 - Keigo Abe, Japanese martial artist and coach

Births82 years ago

1938 - Kenneth Best, Liberian journalist, founded The Daily Observer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Howard Blake, English composer and conductor

Births82 years ago

1938 - Dave Budd, American basketball player

Births82 years ago

1938 - Gary Cowan, Canadian golfer

Births82 years ago

1938 - David Dimbleby, English journalist

Births82 years ago

1938 - Anne Perry, English author

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jane Alexander, American actress and producer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Andy Bey, American singer and pianist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Miroslav Cerar, Slovenian gymnast and lawyer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Curtis Lee, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Susan Harris, American screenwriter and producer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Hank Marvin, English singer and guitarist

Births79 years ago

1942 - Terence Donovan, English-Australian actor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Abdelkader Fréha, Algerian footballer (d. 2012)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Kees Verkerk, Dutch speed skater

Births78 years ago

1942 - Gillian Lovegrove, English computer scientist and academic

Births78 years ago

1943 - Jimmy McRae, Scottish race car driver

Births77 years ago

1943 - Karalyn Patterson, English psychologist and academic

Births77 years ago

1944 - Gerry Anderson, Irish radio and television host (d. 2014)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Coluche, French comedian and actor (d. 1986)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Dennis Franz, American actor

Births76 years ago

1941 - Ian Marter, English actor and writer (d. 1986)

Births79 years ago

1944 - Anton Schlecker, German businessman, founded the Schlecker Company

Births76 years ago

1945 - Sandy Berger, American lawyer and politician, 19th United States National Security Advisor (d. 2015)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Elton Dean, English saxophonist and keyboard player (d. 2006)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Wayne Fontana, English pop-rock singer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Don Iverson, American golfer

Births75 years ago

1946 - John Hewson, Australian economist and politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and manager

Births74 years ago

1946 - Sharon Thesen, Canadian poet and academic

Births74 years ago

1948 - Telma Hopkins, American singer and actress

Births72 years ago

1949 - Caitlyn Jenner, American decathlete and actress

Births71 years ago

1950 - Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian journalist and activist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist

Births70 years ago

1951 - Peter Hitchens, English journalist and author

Births69 years ago

1951 - Joe R. Lansdale, American martial artist and author

Births69 years ago

1952 - Tuck Andress, American jazz guitarist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Annie Potts, American actress

Births68 years ago

1953 - Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman

Births67 years ago

1953 - Desmond Child, American songwriter and producer

Births67 years ago

1955 - Ronnie Bass, American football player and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1955 - Bill Gates, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Microsoft

Births65 years ago

1955 - Digby Jones, Baron Jones of Birmingham, English businessman, lawyer, and politician, Minister of State for Trade

Births65 years ago

1955 - Indra Nooyi, Indian-American businesswoman

Births65 years ago

1955 - Gary Lavergne, American author

Births65 years ago

1956 - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian engineer and politician, 6th President of Iran

Births64 years ago

1956 - Dave Wyndorf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Volker Zotz, Austrian philosopher, scholar, and author

Births64 years ago

1957 - Marian Bell, English economist and academic

Births63 years ago

1957 - Stephen Morris, English drummer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Zach Wamp, American businessman and politician

Births63 years ago

1958 - Concha García Campoy, Spanish journalist (d. 2013)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ashok Chavan, Indian businessman and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Births62 years ago

1958 - William Reid, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births62 years ago

1959 - James Keelaghan, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Toshio Masuda, Japanese composer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Randy Wittman, American basketball player and coach

Births61 years ago

1960 - Landon Curt Noll, American computer scientist and mathematician

Births60 years ago

1962 - Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Daphne Zuniga, American actress

Births58 years ago

1963 - Lauren Holly, American actress

Births57 years ago

1963 - Sheryl Underwood, American comedian, actress, and talk show host

Births57 years ago

1964 - Andrew Bridgen, English soldier and politician

Births56 years ago

1964 - Peter Coyne, Australian rugby league player

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jami Gertz, American actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - David Warburton, English composer, businessman, and politician

Births55 years ago

1965 - Miyako Yoshida, Japanese ballerina

Births55 years ago

1966 - Steve Atwater, American football player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Matt Drudge, American blogger and activist, founded the Drudge Report

Births54 years ago

1966 - Andy Richter, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago
Births54 years ago

1967 - Kevin Macdonald, Scottish director, producer, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Julia Roberts, American actress and producer

Births53 years ago

1967 - John Romero, American video game designer, co-founded Id Software

Births53 years ago

1968 - Chris Broussard, American journalist and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - Marc Lièvremont, French rugby player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Mayumi Ozaki, Japanese wrestler

Births52 years ago

1969 - Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Puerto Rican-American screenwriter and producer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ben Harper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Noriyoshi Omichi, Japanese baseball player and coach

Births51 years ago

1970 - Greg Eagles, American voice actor and producer

Births50 years ago
Births50 years ago

1971 - Roxana Briban, Romanian soprano and actress (d. 2010)

Births49 years ago

1971 - Caroline Dinenage, English businesswoman and politician

Births49 years ago

1972 - Terrell Davis, American football player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Brad Paisley, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Trista Sutter, American reality star

Births48 years ago

1973 - Montel Vontavious Porter, American wrestler and actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Aleksandar Stanojević, Serbian footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Braden Looper, American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1974 - Joaquin Phoenix, American actor and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Dejan Stefanović, Serbian footballer and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Dayanara Torres, Puerto Rican actress and singer, Miss Universe 1993

Births46 years ago

1976 - Keiron Cunningham, British rugby league player and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Martin Lepa, Estonian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Simone Loria, Italian footballer

Births44 years ago

1978 - Justin Guarini, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Natina Reed, American rapper and actress (d. 2012)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Olcay Çetinkaya, Turkish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jawed Karim, American computer scientist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Christy Hemme, American wrestler and ring announcer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Agnes Obel, Danish singer-songwriter and pianist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Alan Smith, English footballer and coach

Births40 years ago

1981 - Solomon Andargachew, Ethiopian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Milan Baroš, Czech footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Shane Gore, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Nate McLouth, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Nick Montgomery, English-Scottish footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Enver Jääger, Estonian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Anthony Lerew, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Hironori Saruta, Japanese footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Matt Smith, English actor and director

Births38 years ago

1983 - Jarrett Jack, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kayo Noro, Japanese singer and actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Joe Thomas, English actor and screenwriter

Births37 years ago

1984 - Bryn Evans, New Zealand rugby player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Finn Wittrock, American actor

Births36 years ago

1985 - Tyrone Barnett, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Anthony Fantano, American music critic

Births35 years ago

1986 - Anthony Griffith, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Aki Toyosaki, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Frank Ocean, American singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1988 - Edd Gould, English cartoonist and animator (d. 2012)

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jamie xx, English musician, DJ, record producer and remixer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Camille Muffat, French swimmer (d. 2015)

Births31 years ago

1991 - Lucy Bronze, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Maria Sergejeva, Estonian figure skater

Births28 years ago

1995 - Glen Kamara, Finnish footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Jasmine Jessica Anthony, American actress

Births24 years ago

1996 - Jack Eichel, American ice hockey player

Births24 years ago

1996 - Una Raymond-Hoey, Irish cricketer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Taylor Fritz, American tennis player

Births23 years ago

1998 - Nolan Gould, American actor

Births22 years ago


312 - Maxentius, Roman emperor (b. 278)


457 - Ibas of Edessa, Syrian bishop


816 - Beggo, count of Toulouse and Paris

Deaths882 years ago

1225 - Jien, Japanese monk, historian, and poet (b. 1155)

Deaths795 years ago
Deaths754 years ago
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Deaths608 years ago

1468 - Bianca Maria Visconti, Duchess of Milan (b. 1425)

Deaths552 years ago

1568 - Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shōgun (b. 1539)

Deaths452 years ago

1592 - Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Flemish diplomat

Deaths428 years ago

1594 - Ōkubo Tadayo, Japanese general (b. 1532)

Deaths426 years ago

1627 - Jahangir, Mughal Emperor of India (b. 1569)

Deaths393 years ago

1639 - Stefano Landi, Italian composer and educator (b. 1587)

Deaths381 years ago

1646 - William Dobson, English painter (b. 1610)

Deaths374 years ago

1661 - Agustín Moreto y Cavana, Spanish priest and playwright (b. 1618)

Deaths359 years ago

1676 - Jean Desmarets, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1595)

Deaths344 years ago

1703 - John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer (b. 1616)

Deaths317 years ago

1704 - John Locke, English physician and philosopher (b. 1632)

Deaths316 years ago
Deaths312 years ago

1716 - Stephen Fox, English politician (b. 1627)

Deaths304 years ago

1740 - Anna of Russia (b. 1693)

Deaths280 years ago

1754 - Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (b. 1708)

Deaths266 years ago

1755 - Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, French composer (b. 1689)

Deaths265 years ago

1763 - Heinrich von Brühl, German general and politician (b. 1700)

Deaths257 years ago

1768 - Michel Blavet, French flute player and composer (b. 1700)

Deaths252 years ago

1787 - Johann Karl August Musäus, German author (b. 1735)

Deaths233 years ago

1792 - Paul Möhring, German physician, botanist, and zoologist (b. 1710)

Deaths228 years ago

1792 - John Smeaton, English engineer, designed the Coldstream Bridge and Perth Bridge (b. 1724)

Deaths228 years ago

1800 - Artemas Ward, American general and politician (b. 1727)

Deaths220 years ago

1806 - Charlotte Turner Smith, English poet and author (b. 1749)

Deaths214 years ago

1818 - Abigail Adams, American writer and second First Lady of the United States (b. 1744)

Deaths202 years ago

1841 - Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist and academic (b. 1792)

Deaths179 years ago

1857 - Louis-Eugène Cavaignac, French general and politician, 26th Prime Minister of France (b. 1802)

Deaths163 years ago

1877 - Robert Swinhoe, English ornithologist and entomologist (b. 1835)

Deaths143 years ago

1879 - Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French economist and politician (b. 1799)

Deaths141 years ago

1899 - Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-American engineer, invented the Linotype machine (b. 1854)

Deaths121 years ago

1900 - Max Müller, German philologist and orientalist (b. 1823)

Deaths120 years ago

1914 - Richard Heuberger, Austrian composer and critic (b. 1850)

Deaths106 years ago

1916 - Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist and academic (b. 1838)

Deaths104 years ago

1916 - Oswald Boelcke, German WWI flying ace (b. 1891)

Deaths104 years ago
Deaths103 years ago

1917 - Dimitrios Votsis, Greek lawyer and politician (b. 1841)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician and politician (b. 1845)

Deaths102 years ago

1929 - Bernhard von Bülow, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1849)

Deaths91 years ago

1936 - Newton Moore, Australian soldier and politician, 8th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1870)

Deaths84 years ago

1939 - Alice Brady, American actress (b. 1892)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Filipp Goloshchyokin, Soviet politician (b. 1876)

Deaths79 years ago

1945 - Kesago Nakajima, Japanese general (b. 1881)

Deaths75 years ago

1952 - Billy Hughes, English-Australian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)

Deaths68 years ago

1957 - Ernst Gräfenberg, German-American physician and gynecologist (b. 1881)

Deaths63 years ago

1959 - Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban soldier (b. 1932)

Deaths61 years ago

1963 - Mart Saar, Estonian organist and composer (b. 1882)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Thomas Graham Brown, Scottish mountaineer and physiologist (b. 1882)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - Constance Dowling, American model and actress (b. 1920)

Deaths51 years ago

1970 - Baby Huey, American singer-songwriter (b. 1944)

Deaths50 years ago

1973 - Taha Hussein, Egyptian historian, author, and academic (b. 1889)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Sergio Tofano, Italian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1883)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Georges Carpentier, French boxer and actor (b. 1894)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Oliver Nelson, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (b. 1932)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Rukmani Devi, Sri Lankan singer and actress (b. 1923)

Deaths42 years ago

1983 - Otto Messmer, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1892)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - John Braine, English author (b. 1922)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - André Masson, French soldier and painter (b. 1896)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Henry Hall, English bandleader, composer, and actor (b. 1898)

Deaths31 years ago

1993 - Yuri Lotman, Russian-Estonian historian and scholar (b. 1922)

Deaths27 years ago

1997 - Paul Jarrico, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1915)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Ted Hughes, English poet and playwright (b. 1930)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Antonios Katinaris, Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Andújar Cedeño, Dominican baseball player (b. 1969)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1910)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Margaret Booth, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1898)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Erling Persson, Swedish businessman, founded H&M (b. 1917)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Eugene K. Bird, American colonel and author, US Commandant of Spandau Prison (b. 1926)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Bob Broeg, American soldier and journalist (b. 1918)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Raymond Hains, French photographer (b. 1926)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean-Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Richard Smalley, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Red Auerbach, American basketball player and coach (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Trevor Berbick, Jamaican-Canadian boxer (b. 1954)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Marijohn Wilkin, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Takao Fujinami, Japanese lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Porter Wagoner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1927)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Taylor Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1990)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Liang Congjie, Chinese historian and activist, founded Friends of Nature (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlandic politician, 1st Prime Minister of Greenland (b. 1938)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist, architect, and educator (b. 1934)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Tom Addington, English soldier (b. 1919)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Gordon Bilney, Australian dentist and politician (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Cheffers, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jack Dellal, English businessman (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and manager (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Polish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Aleksandar Tijanić, Serbian journalist (b. 1949)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Rajendra Yadav, Indian author (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Galway Kinnell, American poet and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Michael Sata, Zambian police officer and politician, 5th President of Zambia (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2018 - Colin Sylvia, Australian rules footballer (b. 1985)