Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Republic Day (Turkey) or Cumhuriyet Bayramı

Holidays and observances

Events

539 BC - Cyrus the Great (founder of Persian Empire) entered the capital of Babylon and allowed the Jews to return to their land.

Events

312 - Constantine the Great enters Rome after his victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, stages a grand adventus in the city, and is met with popular jubilation. Maxentius' body is fished out of the Tiber and beheaded.

Events

437 - Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II, Eastern Roman Emperor in Constantinople unifying the two branches of the House of Theodosius.

Events

969 - Byzantine troops occupy Antioch, Syria.

Events

1268 - Conradin is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily.

Events752 years ago

1390 - First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people.

Events630 years ago

1591 - Pope Innocent IX is elected.

Events429 years ago

1611 - Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.

Events409 years ago

1618 - English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.

Events402 years ago

1658 - Second Northern War: Naval forces of the Dutch Republic defeat the Swedes in the Battle of the Sound.

Events362 years ago

1665 - Portuguese forces defeat the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitate King António I of Kongo, also known as Nvita a Nkanga.

Events355 years ago

1675 - Leibniz makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus.

Events345 years ago

1787 - Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.

Events233 years ago

1792 - Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who sighted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.

Events228 years ago

1863 - Eighteen countries meet in Geneva and agree to form the International Red Cross.

Events157 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Wauhatchie: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant repel a Confederate attack led by General James Longstreet. Union forces thus open a supply line into Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Events157 years ago

1888 - The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.

Events132 years ago

1901 - In Amherst, Massachusetts, nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.

Events119 years ago

1901 - Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution.

Events119 years ago
Events106 years ago

1918 - The German High Seas Fleet is incapacitated when sailors mutiny on the night of the 29th-30th, an action which would trigger the German Revolution of 1918–19.

Events102 years ago

1921 - The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.

Events99 years ago
Events99 years ago

1921 - The Harvard University football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25-game winning streak. This is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football.

Events99 years ago

1922 - King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister.

Events98 years ago

1923 - Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

Events97 years ago

1929 - The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.

Events91 years ago

1941 - The Holocaust: In the Kaunas Ghetto, over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the "Great Action".

Events79 years ago

1942 - The Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews.

Events78 years ago

1944 - The Dutch city of Breda is liberated by 1st Polish Armoured Division.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: The Soviet Red Army enters Hungary.

Events76 years ago

1948 - Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Safsaf massacre: Israeli soldiers capture the Palestinian village of Safsaf in the Galilee; after, between 52 and 64 villagers are massacred by the IDF.

Events72 years ago
Events67 years ago

1955 - The Soviet battleship Novorossiysk strikes a World War II mine in the harbor at Sevastopol.

Events65 years ago

1956 - Suez Crisis begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.

Events64 years ago

1957 - Israel's prime minister David Ben-Gurion and five of his ministers are injured when Moshe Dwek throws a grenade into Israel's Knesset.

Events63 years ago

1960 - In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.

Events60 years ago

1960 - An airplane carrying the Cal Poly football team crashes on takeoff in Toledo, Ohio.

Events60 years ago

1961 - Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.

Events59 years ago

1964 - The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar is renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.

Events56 years ago

1964 - A collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India, is stolen by a group of thieves (among them is "Murph the surf") from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Events56 years ago

1967 - Montreal's World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors.

Events53 years ago

1969 - The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.

Events51 years ago

1971 - In Macon, Georgia, guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorcycle accident.

Events49 years ago

1972 - The three surviving perpetrators of the Munich massacre are released from prison in exchange for the hostages of hijacked Lufthansa Flight 615.

Events48 years ago

1980 - Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base's Duke Field, Florida leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport.

Events40 years ago

1985 - Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.

Events35 years ago

1986 - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.

Events34 years ago

1991 - The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.

Events29 years ago

1994 - Francisco Martin Duran fires over two dozen shots at the White House; he is later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton.

Events26 years ago

1998 - In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.

Events22 years ago

1998 - Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year-old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

Events22 years ago

1998 - ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of the STS-95 space shuttle mission.

Events22 years ago

1998 - While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of six and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he is landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.

Events22 years ago

1998 - Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.

Events22 years ago

1998 - The Gothenburg discothèque fire in Sweden kills 63 and injures 200.

Events22 years ago

1999 - A large cyclone devastates Odisha, India.

Events21 years ago

2002 - Ho Chi Minh City ITC fire, a fire destroys a luxurious department store where 1500 people are shopping. Over 60 people die and over 100 are unaccounted for. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.

Events18 years ago

2004 - The Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a 2004 Osama bin Laden video in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

Events16 years ago

2005 - Bombings in Delhi, India kill more than 60.

Events15 years ago

2008 - Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world's largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to five.

Events12 years ago

2012 - Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the United States, killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly, while leaving nearly $70 billion in damages and causing major power outages.

Events8 years ago

2015 - China announces the end of One-child policy after 35 years.

Events5 years ago

2018 - Lion Air Flight 610 of a Boeing 737 MAX crashes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia killing 189 people on board.

Events2 years ago

Births

1463 - Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician and philosopher (d. 1512)

Births557 years ago

1497 - Benedetto Accolti the Younger, Italian cardinal (d. 1549)

Births523 years ago

1504 - Shin Saimdang, South Korean painter and poet (d. 1551)

Births516 years ago

1507 - Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish general (d. 1582)

Births513 years ago

1562 - George Abbot, English archbishop and academic (d. 1633)

Births458 years ago

1682 - Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian, explorer, and author (d. 1761)

Births338 years ago

1690 - Martin Folkes, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1754)

Births330 years ago

1704 - John Byng, English admiral and politician, 11th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1757)

Births316 years ago

1740 - James Boswell, Scottish lawyer and author (d. 1795)

Births280 years ago

1808 - Caterina Scarpellini, Italian astronomer and meteorologist (d. 1873)

Births212 years ago

1815 - Dan Emmett, American composer (d. 1904)

Births205 years ago

1822 - Mieczysław Halka-Ledóchowski, Russian-Polish cardinal (d. 1902)

Births198 years ago

1831 - James Boucaut, English-Australian politician, 11th Premier of South Australia (d. 1916)

Births189 years ago

1832 - Narcisa de Jesús, Ecuadorian saint (d. 1869)

Births188 years ago

1837 - Harriet Powers, American folk artist and quilter (d. 1910)

Births183 years ago

1855 - Paul Bruchési, Canadian archbishop (d. 1939)

Births165 years ago

1856 - Jacques Curie, French physicist and academic (d. 1941)

Births164 years ago

1861 - Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (d. 1904)

Births159 years ago

1866 - Antonio Luna, Filipino general and politician (d. 1899)

Births154 years ago

1875 - Marie of Romania (d. 1938)

Births145 years ago

1877 - Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film producer (d. 1966)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer and coach (d. 1973)

Births143 years ago

1879 - Alva B. Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1941)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Franz von Papen, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1969)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Abram Ioffe, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1960)

Births140 years ago

1881 - John DeWitt, American football player and hammer thrower (d. 1930)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Jean Giraudoux, French author and playwright (d. 1944)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Victor Hochepied, French swimmer and water polo player (d. 1966)

Births137 years ago

1891 - Fanny Brice, American actress and singer (d. 1951)

Births129 years ago

1897 - Joseph Goebbels, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Nazi Germany (d. 1945)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Billy Walker, English footballer (d. 1964)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Alan Barker, English soldier (d. 1984)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Akim Tamiroff, Georgian-American actor (d. 1972)

Births121 years ago

1905 - Henry Green, English author (d. 1973)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Fredric Brown, American author (d. 1972)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Edwige Feuillère, French actress (d. 1998)

Births113 years ago

1910 - A. J. Ayer, English philosopher and author (d. 1989)

Births110 years ago

1913 - Al Suomi, American ice hockey player and referee (d. 2014)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Maxim of Bulgaria, Bulgarian patriarch (d. 2012)

Births106 years ago

1915 - William Berenberg, American physician and academic (d. 2005)

Births105 years ago

1918 - Bernard Gordon, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Diana Serra Cary, American actress and author

Births102 years ago

1920 - Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-American physician and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Baselios Thoma Didymos I, Indian metropolitan (d. 2014)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Baku Mahadeva, Sri Lankan civil servant and academic (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Bill Mauldin, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2003)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Neal Hefti, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2008)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Carl Djerassi, Austrian-American chemist, author, and playwright (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Dutch runner, hurdler, and long jumper (d. 2015)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Dominick Dunne, American journalist and author (d. 2009)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Robert Hardy, English actor (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Haim Hefer, Polish-Israeli songwriter and poet (d. 2012)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Zoot Sims, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1985)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Klaus Roth, British mathematician (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jon Vickers, Canadian tenor and actor (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Necmettin Erbakan, Turkish engineer and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Frank Sedgman, Australian tennis player

Births93 years ago

1929 - Yevgeny Primakov, Ukrainian-Russian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Bertha Brouwer, Dutch sprinter (d. 2006)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor and painter (d. 2002)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer and dancer

Births90 years ago

1930 - Natalie Sleeth, American pianist and composer (d. 1992)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Joyce Gould, Baroness Gould of Potternewton, English pharmacist and politician

Births88 years ago

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

Births87 years ago

1935 - David Allen, English cricketer (d. 2014)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Eddie Hopkinson, English footballer (d. 2004)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Michael Jayston, English actor

Births85 years ago

1937 - Sonny Osborne, American bluegrass singer and banjo player

Births83 years ago

1938 - Ralph Bakshi, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births82 years ago

1938 - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian politician, 24th President of Liberia, Nobel Prize laureate

Births82 years ago

1938 - Peter Stampfel, American fiddle player, violinist, and singer-songwriter

Births82 years ago

1940 - Connie Mack III, American lawyer and politician

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jack Shepherd, English actor, director, and playwright

Births80 years ago

1940 - Galen Weston, English-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded George Weston Limited

Births80 years ago

1941 - George Davies, English fashion designer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Paul Tyler, Baron Tyler, English politician

Births79 years ago

1942 - Lee Clayton, American rock/country musician and songwriter

Births78 years ago

1942 - Bob Ross, American painter and television host (d. 1995)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Don Simpson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Claude Brochu, Canadian businessman

Births76 years ago

1944 - Mehmet Haberal, Turkish surgeon and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Denny Laine, English singer-songwriter and musician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch musician and songwriter

Births76 years ago

1945 - Mick Gallagher, English keyboard player and songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Ron Maag, American businessman and politician

Births75 years ago

1945 - Melba Moore, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births75 years ago

1945 - Gerrit Ybema, Dutch civil servant and politician (d. 2012)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Peter Green, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Helen Coonan, Australian lawyer and politician, 52nd Australian Minister for Communications

Births73 years ago

1947 - Richard Dreyfuss, American actor and activist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Frans de Waal, Dutch-American ethologist, author, and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Kate Jackson, American actress, director, and producer

Births72 years ago

1949 - Kieron Baker, English footballer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Paul Orndorff, American football player and wrestler

Births71 years ago

1949 - David Paton, Scottish guitarist

Births71 years ago

1949 - James Williamson, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Raphael Carl Lee, American surgeon and academic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Abdullah Gül, Turkish academic and politician, 11th President of Turkey

Births70 years ago

1951 - Dirk Kempthorne, American businessman and politician, 49th United States Secretary of the Interior

Births69 years ago

1951 - Tiff Needell, English race car driver and television host

Births69 years ago

1952 - Marcia Fudge, American lawyer and politician

Births68 years ago

1953 - Denis Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births67 years ago

1955 - Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican-American boxer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Dan Castellaneta, American actor, voice artist, comedian, singer and producer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Blažej Baláž, Slovak painter, sculptor, and illustrator

Births62 years ago

1958 - Stefan Dennis, Australian actor

Births62 years ago

1958 - David Remnick, American journalist and author

Births62 years ago

1959 - Mike Gartner, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - John Magufuli, Tanzanian politician, 5th President of Tanzania

Births61 years ago

1960 - Fabiola Gianotti, Italian physicist and academic

Births60 years ago

1960 - Thorsten Schlumberger, German footballer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Randy Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Joel Otto, American ice hockey player and coach

Births59 years ago

1962 - Einar Örn Benediktsson, Icelandic singer, trumpet player, and politician

Births58 years ago

1963 - Gerald Morris, American author

Births57 years ago

1964 - Yasmin Le Bon, English model

Births56 years ago

1964 - Eddie McGuire, Australian businessman and television host

Births56 years ago

1965 - Tyler Collins, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Andrew Ettingshausen, Australian rugby league player and television host

Births55 years ago

1965 - Michael Passons, American singer-songwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Mary Bucholtz, American linguist and academic

Births54 years ago

1967 - Thorsten Fink, German footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Joely Fisher, American actress and director

Births53 years ago

1967 - Rufus Sewell, English actor

Births53 years ago

1968 - Johann Olav Koss, Norwegian speed skater and physician

Births52 years ago

1969 - David Farr, English director and playwright

Births51 years ago

1969 - Chris Verene, American photographer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Phillip Cocu, Dutch footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Kaido Reivelt, Estonian physicist and academic

Births50 years ago

1970 - Toby Smith, English keyboardist and songwriter (d. 2017)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Edwin van der Sar, Dutch footballer and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1971 - Daniel J. Bernstein, American mathematician, cryptologist, and academic

Births49 years ago

1971 - Greg Blewett, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Matthew Hayden, Australian cricketer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Winona Ryder, American actress and producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Takafumi Horie, Japanese businessman, founded Livedoor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Tracee Ellis Ross, American actress and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Gabrielle Union, American actress and producer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Adam Bacher, South African cricketer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Vonetta Flowers, American bobsledder, sprinter, and long jumper

Births47 years ago

1973 - Éric Messier, Canadian ice hockey player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Robert Pires, French footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Michael Vaughan, English cricketer and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Yenny Wahid, Indonesian activist and politician

Births46 years ago

1975 - Kelly Lin, Chinese model and actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Baba Ali, Iranian-born American comedian, games developer, businessman, and actor

Births45 years ago

1976 - Stephen Craigan, Irish footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Milena Govich, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Raghava Lawrence, Indian actor, director, and choreographer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jon Abrahams, American actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Brendan Fehr, Canadian actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Vaggelis Kaounos, Greek footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Travis Henry, American football player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kelly Smith, English footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Andrew-Lee Potts, English actor, director, and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ignasi Giménez Renom, Catalan lawyer and politician

Births41 years ago

1980 - Ben Foster, American actor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Nadejda Ostrovskaya, Belarusian tennis player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kaine Robertson, New Zealand-Italian rugby player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Amanda Beard, American swimmer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jonathan Brown, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Angelika dela Cruz, Filipino actress and singer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Georgios Fotakis, Greek footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Chelan Simmons, Canadian model and actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - Maurice Clarett, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Freddy Eastwood, Welsh footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Dana Eveland, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jérémy Mathieu, French footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nurcan Taylan, Turkish weightlifter

Births37 years ago

1984 - Chris Baio, American bass player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Les Davies, Welsh footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Lee Chung-ah, South Korean actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - Cal Crutchlow, English motorcycle racer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Janet Montgomery, English actress and dancer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jefferson Severino, Brazilian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Vijender Singh, Indian boxer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Sarita Pérez de Tagle, Filipino actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nataly Dawn, American singer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Andy Dalton, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jessica Dubé, Canadian figure skater

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tove Lo, Swedish singer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer and actress

Births33 years ago

1988 - Florin Gardoș, Romanian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Sam Hutsby, English golfer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Janoris Jenkins, American football player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Roman Van Uden, New Zealand cyclist

Births32 years ago

1989 - Primož Roglič, Slovenian ski jumper and cyclist

Births31 years ago

1990 - Amarna Miller, former Spanish porn actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - Eric Saade, Swedish singer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Grant Hall, English footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Toby Tarrant, English radio broadcaster

Births29 years ago

1992 - Jacqueline Jossa, English actress

Births28 years ago

1993 - Ágnes Bukta, Hungarian tennis player

Births27 years ago

1993 - India Eisley, American actress

Births27 years ago

1998 - Lance Stroll, Canadian race car driver

Births22 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

1050 - Eadsige, archbishop of Canterbury

Deaths970 years ago
Deaths754 years ago

1268 - Conradin, king of Sicily (b. 1252)

Deaths752 years ago
Deaths752 years ago

1321 - Stefan Milutin, King of Serbia (b. 1253)

Deaths699 years ago

1339 - Grand Prince Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver (b. 1301)

Deaths681 years ago

1590 - Dirck Coornhert, Dutch philosopher, theologian, and politician (b. 1522)

Deaths430 years ago

1618 - Walter Raleigh, English admiral, explorer, and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (b. 1554)

Deaths402 years ago

1650 - David Calderwood, Scottish historian and theologian (b. 1575)

Deaths370 years ago

1666 - Edmund Calamy the Elder, English minister and activist (b. 1600)

Deaths354 years ago

1666 - James Shirley, English dramatist (b. 1596)

Deaths354 years ago

1783 - Jean le Rond d'Alembert, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1717)

Deaths237 years ago

1804Sarah Crosby, the first female Methodist preacher (b. 1729)

Deaths216 years ago

1829 - Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist (b. 1751)

Deaths191 years ago

1877 - Nathan Bedford Forrest, American general and KKK leader (b. 1821)

Deaths143 years ago

1892 - William Harnett, American painter (b. 1848)

Deaths128 years ago

1897 - Henry George, American journalist, philosopher, and economist (b. 1839)

Deaths123 years ago

1901 - Leon Czolgosz, American assassin of William McKinley (b. 1873)

Deaths119 years ago

1905 - Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian weight thrower and shot putter (b. 1873)

Deaths115 years ago

1911 - Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-American publisher, lawyer, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (b. 1847)

Deaths109 years ago

1916 - John Sebastian Little, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Arkansas (b. 1851)

Deaths104 years ago

1918 - Rudolf Tobias, Estonian-German organist and composer (b. 1873)

Deaths102 years ago

1919 - Albert Benjamin Simpson, Canadian preacher, theologian, and author, founded the Christian and Missionary Alliance (b. 1843)

Deaths101 years ago

1924 - Frances Hodgson Burnett, English-American novelist and playwright (b. 1849)

Deaths96 years ago

1932 - Joseph Babinski, French neurologist and academic (b. 1857)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (b. 1863)

Deaths87 years ago

1933 - George Luks, American painter and illustrator (b. 1867)

Deaths87 years ago

1933 - Paul Painlevé, French mathematician and politician, 84th Prime Minister of France (b. 1853)

Deaths87 years ago

1936 - Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish journalist and theorist (b. 1874)

Deaths84 years ago

1939 - Dwight B. Waldo, American historian and academic (b. 1864)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)

Deaths79 years ago

1949 - George Gurdjieff, Armenian-French monk, psychologist, and philosopher (b. 1872)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Gustaf V of Sweden (b. 1858)

Deaths70 years ago

1953 - William Kapell, American pianist (b. 1922)

Deaths67 years ago

1956 - Louis Rosier, French race car driver (b. 1905)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Louis B. Mayer, Belarusian-American production manager and producer (b. 1885)

Deaths63 years ago

1958 - Zoë Akins, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1886)

Deaths62 years ago

1961 - Astrid Holm, Danish actress (b. 1893)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Adolphe Menjou, American actor (b. 1890)

Deaths57 years ago

1969 - Pops Foster, American bassist and trumpet player (b. 1892)

Deaths51 years ago

1971 - Duane Allman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Arne Tiselius, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

Deaths49 years ago

1977 - Chiyonoyama Masanobu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 41st Yokozuna (b. 1926)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Giorgio Borġ Olivier, Maltese lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1911)

Deaths40 years ago

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

Deaths39 years ago

1986 - Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor, singer, and academic (b. 1913)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Woody Herman, American singer, clarinet player, saxophonist, and bandleader (b. 1913)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Indian author and activist (b. 1903)

Deaths32 years ago

1993 - Lipman Bers, Latvian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Shlomo Goren, Israeli rabbi, general, and scholar (b. 1918)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Terry Southern, American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, (b. 1924)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Eugen Kapp, Estonian composer and educator (b. 1908)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Anton LaVey, American occultist, founded the Church of Satan (b. 1930)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos, Greek-American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1947)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Paul Misraki, Turkish-French pianist and composer (b. 1908)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Greg, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1931)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Carlos Guastavino, Argentinian pianist and composer (b. 1912)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Glenn McQueen, Canadian-American animator (b. 1960)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Hal Clement, American pilot, author, and educator (b. 1922)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Franco Corelli, Italian tenor and actor (b. 1921)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ordal Demokan, Turkish physicist and academic (b. 1946)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican lawyer and politician, Premier of Dominica (b. 1923)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Peter Twinn, English mathematician and entomologist (b. 1916)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Lloyd Bochner, Canadian-American actor (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Ion Irimescu, Romanian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1903)

Deaths15 years ago

2008 - Mike Baker, American singer-songwriter (b. 1963)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Jimmy Savile, English radio and television host (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Letitia Baldrige, American etiquette expert and author (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - J. Bernlef, Dutch author, poet, and songwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kenneth G. Ryder, American academic (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Wallace L. W. Sargent, English-American astronomer and academic (b. 1935)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jack Vaughn, American boxer and diplomat (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Jean Rénald Clérismé, Haitian priest and politician, Foreign Ministers of Haiti (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sherman Halsey, American director and producer (b. 1957)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Spence, American soldier and engineer (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Graham Stark, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Roger Freeman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1965)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer and manager (b. 1968)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - H. Gary Morse, American businessman (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Luther Burden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1953)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ernesto Herrera, Filipino businessman and politician (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Boris Kristančič, Slovene basketball player and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ranko Žeravica, Serbian basketball player and coach (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

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