Holidays and observances

Events

758 - Guangzhou is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates.

Events

1137 - Ranulf of Apulia defeats Roger II of Sicily at the Battle of Rignano, securing his position as duke until his death two years later.

Events883 years ago

1270 - The Eighth Crusade ends by an agreement between Charles I of Anjou (replacing his deceased brother King Louis IX of France) and the Hafsid dynasty of Tunis, Tunisia.

Events750 years ago

1340 - Reconquista: Portuguese and Castilian forces halt a Muslim invasion at the Battle of Río Salado.

Events680 years ago

1485 - King Henry VII of England is crowned, beginning the Tudor reign.

Events535 years ago

1657 - Anglo-Spanish War: Spanish forces fail to retake Jamaica at the Battle of Ocho Rios.

Events363 years ago

1806 - War of the Fourth Coalition: Convinced that he is facing a much larger force, Prussian General von Romberg, commanding 5,300 men, surrenders the city of Stettin to 800 French soldiers.

Events214 years ago

1817 - Simón Bolívar becomes President of the Third Republic of Venezuela.

Events203 years ago

1831 - Nat Turner is arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.

Events189 years ago

1863 - Danish Prince Vilhelm arrives in Athens to assume his throne as George I, King of the Hellenes.

Events157 years ago

1864 - The Treaty of Vienna is signed, by which Denmark relinquishes one province each to Prussia and Austria.

Events156 years ago

1888 - The Rudd Concession is granted by Matabeleland to agents of Cecil Rhodes.

Events132 years ago

1905 - Czar Nicholas II issues the October Manifesto, granting the Russian peoples basic civil liberties and the right to form a duma. (October 17 in the Julian calendar)

Events115 years ago

1918 - World War I: The Ottoman Empire signs the Armistice of Mudros with the Allies.

Events102 years ago

1918 - World War I: Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen, a state union of Kingdom of Hungary and Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia is abolished with decisions of Croatian and Hungarian parliaments

Events102 years ago

1920 - The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.

Events100 years ago

1925 - John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter.

Events95 years ago

1938 - Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.

Events82 years ago

1941 - President Roosevelt approves $1 billion in Lend-Lease aid to the Allied nations.

Events79 years ago

1941 - Holocaust: Fifteen hundred Jews from Pidhaytsi are sent by Nazis to Bełżec extermination camp.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Lt. Tony Fasson and Able Seaman Colin Grazier drown while taking code books from the sinking German submarine U-559.

Events78 years ago

1944 - Holocaust: Anne and Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they die from disease the following year, shortly before the end of WWII.

Events76 years ago

1945 - Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the baseball color line.

Events75 years ago

1947 - The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the foundation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), is founded.

Events73 years ago

1953 - President Eisenhower approves the top-secret document NSC 162/2 concerning the maintenance of a strong nuclear deterrent force against the Soviet Union.

Events67 years ago

1956 - Hungarian Revolution: The government recognizes the new workers' councils. Army officer Béla Király leads an attack on the Communist Party headquarters.

Events64 years ago

1959 - Piedmont Airlines Flight 349 crashes on approach to Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport in Albemarle County, Virginia, killing 26 of the 27 on board.

Events61 years ago

1961 - The Soviet Union detonates the Tsar Bomba, the most powerful explosive device ever detonated.

Events59 years ago

1961 - Due to "violations of Vladimir Lenin's precepts", it is decreed that Joseph Stalin's body be removed from its place of honour inside Lenin's tomb and buried near the Kremlin Wall with a plain granite marker.

Events59 years ago

1973 - The Bosphorus Bridge in Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus for the second time.

Events47 years ago

1974 - The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Zaire.

Events46 years ago

1975 - Prince Juan Carlos I of Spain becomes acting head of state, taking over for the country's ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco.

Events45 years ago

1980 - El Salvador and Honduras agree to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.

Events40 years ago

1983 - The first democratic elections in Argentina, after seven years of military rule, are held.

Events37 years ago

1985 - Space Shuttle Challenger lifts off for mission STS-61-A, its final successful mission.

Events35 years ago

1991 - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The Madrid Conference commences in an effort to revive peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Events29 years ago

1993 - The Troubles: Loyalists carry out a mass shooting at a Halloween party in Greysteel, Northern Ireland, killing six Catholics and two Protestants.

Events27 years ago

1995 - Quebec citizens narrowly vote (50.58% to 49.42%) in favour of remaining a province of Canada in their second referendum on national sovereignty.

Events25 years ago

2005 - The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.

Events15 years ago

2014 - Sweden is the first European Union member state to officially recognize the State of Palestine.

Events6 years ago

2015 - Sixty-four people are killed and more than 147 injuries after a fire in a nightclub in the Romanian capital Bucharest.

Events5 years ago

Births

39 BC - Julia the Elder, Roman daughter of Augustus (d. 14)

Births

1218 - Emperor Chūkyō of Japan (d. 1234)

Births802 years ago
Births693 years ago

1447 - Lucas Watzenrode, Prince-Bishop of Warmia (d. 1512)

Births573 years ago

1492 - Anne d'Alençon, French noblewoman (d. 1562)

Births528 years ago

1513 - Jacques Amyot, French bishop and translator (d. 1593)

Births507 years ago

1558 - Jacques-Nompar de Caumont, duc de La Force, Marshal of France (d. 1652)

Births462 years ago

1624 - Paul Pellisson, French historian and author (d. 1693)

Births396 years ago

1632 - Christopher Wren, English physicist, mathematician, and architect, designed St Paul's Cathedral (d. 1723)

Births388 years ago
Births352 years ago

1712 - Giovanni Pietro Francesco Agius de Soldanis, Maltese linguist, historian and cleric (d. 1770)

Births308 years ago

1728 - Mary Hayley, English businesswoman (d. 1808)

Births292 years ago

1735 - John Adams, American lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the United States (d. 1826)

Births285 years ago

1751 - Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish-English poet, playwright, and politician, Treasurer of the Navy (d. 1816)

Births269 years ago

1762 - André Chénier, Turkish-French poet and playwright (d. 1794)

Births258 years ago

1786 - Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, Canadian captain and author (d. 1871)

Births234 years ago

1799 - Ignace Bourget, Canadian bishop (d. 1885)

Births221 years ago

1839 - Alfred Sisley, French-English painter (d. 1899)

Births181 years ago

1857 - Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French-Swiss physician and neurologist (d. 1904)

Births163 years ago

1861 - Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor and painter (d. 1929)

Births159 years ago

1871 - Buck Freeman, American baseball player (d. 1949)

Births149 years ago

1871 - Paul Valéry, French poet and philosopher (d. 1945)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Francisco I. Madero, Mexican businessman and politician, 33rd President of Mexico (d. 1913)

Births147 years ago

1877 - Hugo Celmiņš, Latvian politician, Prime Minister of Latvia (d. 1941)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Arthur Scherbius, German electrical engineer, invented the Enigma machine (d. 1929)

Births142 years ago

1881 - Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Oldřich Duras, Czech chess player and composer (d. 1957)

Births138 years ago

1882 - William Halsey, Jr., American admiral (d. 1959)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Günther von Kluge, Polish-German field marshal (d. 1944)

Births138 years ago

1885 - Ezra Pound, American poet and critic (d. 1972)

Births135 years ago

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

Births134 years ago

1887 - Sukumar Ray, Indian-Bangladeshi author, poet, and playwright (d. 1923)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Louis Menges, American soccer player, soldier, and politician (d. 1969)

Births132 years ago

1888 - Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek footballer and high jumper (d. 1913)

Births132 years ago

1893 - Charles Atlas, Italian-American bodybuilder (d. 1972)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Roland Freisler, German soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1945)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher (d. 1977)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Peter Warlock, English composer and critic (d. 1930)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Gerhard Domagk, German pathologist and bacteriologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1964)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Dickinson W. Richards, American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Rex Cherryman, American actor (d. 1928)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Ruth Gordon, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet and educator (d. 1928)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Harry Randall Truman, American soldier (d. 1980)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Antonino Votto, Italian conductor (d. 1985)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Agustín Lara, Mexican singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1970)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Bill Terry, American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Ragnar Granit, Finnish-Swedish physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

Births120 years ago

1905 - Johnny Miles, English-Canadian runner (d. 2003)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver (d. 1966)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Hermann Fegelein, German general (d. 1945)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Alexander Gode, German-American linguist and translator (d. 1970)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Sol Tax, American anthropologist and academic (d. 1995)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Patsy Montana, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)

Births112 years ago

1908 - U. Muthuramalingam Thevar, Indian politician (d. 1963)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Peter Smith, English cricketer (d. 1967)

Births112 years ago
Births112 years ago

1909 - Homi J. Bhabha, Indian-French physicist and academic (d. 1966)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Luciano Sgrizzi, Italian-Monegasque organist and composer (d. 1994)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Ruth Hussey, American actress (d. 2005)

Births109 years ago

1914 - Richard E. Holz, American minister and composer (d. 1986)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Leabua Jonathan, Basotho lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Lesotho (d. 1987)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Anna Wing, English actress (d. 2013)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Fred W. Friendly, American journalist and producer (d. 1998)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Jane Randolph, American-Swiss actress and singer (d. 2009)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Leon Day, American baseball player (d. 1995)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Bobby Bragan, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2010)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Minni Nurme, Estonian writer and poet (d. 1994)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian field marshal (d. 1994)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (d. 2005)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Christy Ring, Irish sportsman (d. 1979)

Births100 years ago
Births99 years ago

1922 - Jane White, American actress and singer (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1924 - John P. Craven, American soldier and engineer (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1923 - Gloria Oden, American poet and academic (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Tommy Ridgley, American singer and bandleader (d. 1999)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jacques Swaters, Belgian race car driver and manager (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Joe Adcock, American baseball player and manager (d. 1999)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Olga Zubarry, Argentinian actress (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Jean Chapman, English author

Births91 years ago

1930 - Néstor Almendros, Spanish-American director and cinematographer (d. 1992)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Christopher Foster, English economist and academic

Births90 years ago

1930 - Clifford Brown, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1956)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Don Meineke, American basketball player (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Vince Callahan, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - David M. Wilson, Manx archaeologist, historian, and curator

Births89 years ago

1932 - Barun De, Indian historian and author (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Louis Malle, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Col Campbell, New Zealand gardener and television host (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Keith Barnes, Welsh-Australian rugby player and coach

Births86 years ago

1934 - Frans Brüggen, Dutch flute player and conductor (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Robert Caro, American journalist and author

Births85 years ago

1935 - Agota Kristof, Hungarian-Swiss author (d. 2011)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Jim Perry, American baseball player

Births85 years ago

1935 - Michael Winner, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Polina Astakhova, Ukrainian gymnast and trainer (d. 2005)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Dick Vermeil, American football player and coach

Births84 years ago

1937 - Claude Lelouch, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births83 years ago

1937 - Brian Price, Welsh rugby player

Births83 years ago

1938 - Morris Lurie, Australian novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 2014)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Harvey Goldstein, English statistician and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - Leland H. Hartwell, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births81 years ago

1939 - Eddie Holland, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births81 years ago

1939 - Grace Slick, American singer-songwriter and model

Births81 years ago

1941 - Marcel Berlins, French-English lawyer, journalist, and academic

Births79 years ago

1941 - Aleksandr Dulichenko, Russian-Estonian linguist and academic

Births79 years ago

1941 - Theodor W. Hänsch, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births79 years ago

1941 - Otis Williams, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bob Wilson, English footballer and sportscaster

Births79 years ago

1942 - Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer and historian

Births78 years ago

1943 - Paul Claes, Belgian poet and translator

Births77 years ago

1943 - Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress

Births77 years ago

1943 - David Triesman, Baron Triesman, English union leader and politician

Births77 years ago

1944 - Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi businessman and politician (d. 2015)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Henry Winkler, American actor, comedian, director, and producer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Robert L. Gibson, American captain, pilot, and astronaut

Births74 years ago

1946 - Andrea Mitchell, American journalist

Births74 years ago

1946 - Anthony Shorrocks, English economist, author, and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Chris Slade, Welsh drummer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Glenn Andreotta, American soldier (d. 1968)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Timothy B. Schmit, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births73 years ago

1947 - Herschel Weingrod, American screenwriter and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Richard Alston, English dancer and choreographer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Garry McDonald, Australian actor and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Larry Gene Bell, American murderer (d. 1996)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Tim Sheens, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births70 years ago

1951 - Tony Bettenhausen, Jr., American race car driver and businessman (d. 2000)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Trilok Gurtu, Indian drummer and songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Harry Hamlin, American actor

Births69 years ago

1951 - Poncho Sanchez, American singer and conga player

Births69 years ago

1953 - Pete Hoekstra, Dutch-American lawyer and politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Charles Martin Smith, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1954 - Mahmoud El Khatib, Egyptian footballer

Births66 years ago

1954 - T. Graham Brown, American country singer-songwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jeannie Kendall, American country singer-songwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mario Testino, Peruvian-English photographer

Births66 years ago

1955 - Heidi Heitkamp, American lawyer and politician, 28th Attorney General of North Dakota

Births65 years ago

1956 - Juliet Stevenson, English actress

Births64 years ago

1957 - Shlomo Mintz, Israeli violinist and conductor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Kevin Pollak, American actor, game show host, and producer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Olav Dale, Norwegian saxophonist and composer (d. 2014)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Joe Delaney, American football player (d. 1983)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Stefan Dennis, Australian actor and singer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist and photographer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Vincent Lagaf', French actor, singer, and game show host

Births61 years ago

1960 - Charnele Brown, American actress and singer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Grayson Hugh, American singer-songwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Diego Maradona, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager

Births60 years ago

1961 - Scott Garrelts, American baseball player

Births59 years ago

1961 - Giorgos Papakonstantinou, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister of Finance

Births59 years ago

1961 - Larry Wilmore, American comedian and television host

Births59 years ago

1962 - Stefan Kuntz, German footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Danny Tartabull, Puerto Rican baseball player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Courtney Walsh, Jamaican cricketer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Michael Beach, American actor and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Rebecca Heineman, American video game designer and programmer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Andrew Solomon, American-English journalist and author

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mike Veletta, Australian cricketer and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Kristina Wagner, American actress

Births57 years ago

1964 - Adnan Al Talyani, Emirati footballer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Humayun Kabir Dhali, Bangladeshi journalist and author

Births56 years ago

1964 - Howard Lederer, American poker player

Births56 years ago

1965 - Gavin Rossdale, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births55 years ago

1967 - Brad Aitken, Canadian ice hockey player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Leonidas Kavakos, Greek violinist and conductor

Births53 years ago

1968 - Emmanuelle Claret, French biathlete (d. 2013)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jack Plotnick, American actor, director, and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Ken Stringfellow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births52 years ago

1969 - Stanislav Gross, Czech lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (d. 2015)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Snow, Canadian rapper and reggae singer-songwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Vangelis Vourtzoumis, Greek basketball player

Births51 years ago

1970 - Ben Bailey, American comedian and game show host

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tory Belleci, American visual effects designer and television presenter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Christine Bersola-Babao, Filipino journalist and actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Nia Long, American actress

Births50 years ago

1970 - Ekaterini Voggoli, Greek discus thrower

Births50 years ago

1971 - Fredi Bobic, Slovenian-German footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1971 - Tzanis Stavrakopoulos, Greek basketball player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Peter New, Canadian actor, voice actor and screenwriters

Births49 years ago

1971 - Suzan van der Wielen, Dutch field hockey player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jessica Hynes, English actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Michael Buettner, Australian rugby league player and official

Births47 years ago

1973 - Silvia Corzo, Colombian lawyer and journalist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Edge, Canadian wrestler and actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Michael Oakes, English footballer and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Raci Şaşmaz, Turkish actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1975 - Ian D'Sa, English-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Marco Scutaro, Venezuelan baseball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Stern John, Trinidadian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ümit Özat, Turkish footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Maurice Taylor, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1978 - Martin Dossett, American football player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Stephanie Izard, American chef

Births42 years ago

1978 - Matthew Morrison, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Dan Poulter, English physician and politician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Derren Witcombe, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Jason Bartlett, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Choi Hong-man, South Korean wrestler and mixed martial artist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Kareem Rush, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Rich Alvarez, Filipino-Japanese basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Joshua Jay, American magician and author

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean model and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ayaka Kimura, Japanese singer and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ian Snell, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ivanka Trump, American model and businesswoman

Births39 years ago

1982 - Stalley, American rapper

Births38 years ago

1982 - Andy Greene, American ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Manny Parra, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Trent Edwards, American football player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Iain Hume, Scottish-Canadian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Maor Melikson, Israeli footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Eva Marcille, American model and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Gedo, Egyptian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - David Mooney, Irish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Isaac Ross, New Zealand rugby player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Tyson Strachan, Canadian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ragnar Klavan, Estonian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper

Births34 years ago

1986 - Keisuke Sohma, Japanese actor

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ali Riley, New Zealand footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Danielle Fong, Canadian entrepreneur, co-founder and Chief Scientist of LightSail Energy

Births33 years ago

1988 - Janel Parrish, American actress and singer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Ashley Barnes, Austrian-English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Nastia Liukin, Russian-American gymnast and actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Suwaibou Sanneh, Gambian sprinter

Births30 years ago

1992 - Matt Parcell, Australian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Camila Silva, Chilean tennis player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Marcus Mariota, American football player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Mia Eklund, Finnish tennis player

Births26 years ago

1996 - Devin Booker, American basketball player

Births24 years ago

Deaths

Deaths883 years ago

1282 - Ibn Khallikan, Iraqi scholar and judge (b. 1211)

Deaths738 years ago

1459 - Poggio Bracciolini, Italian scholar and translator (b. 1380)

Deaths561 years ago

1466 - Johann Fust, German printer (b. c. 1400)

Deaths554 years ago

1522 - Jean Mouton, French composer and educator (b. 1459)

Deaths498 years ago

1553 - Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German politician (b. 1489)

Deaths467 years ago

1602 - Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet and illustrator (b. 1528)

Deaths418 years ago
Deaths409 years ago

1626 - Willebrord Snell, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1580)

Deaths394 years ago

1632 - Henri II de Montmorency, French admiral and politician (b. 1595)

Deaths388 years ago

1654 - Emperor Go-Kōmyō of Japan (b. 1633)

Deaths366 years ago

1680 - Antoinette Bourignon, French-Flemish mystic (b. 1616)

Deaths340 years ago

1685 - Michel Le Tellier, French lawyer and politician, French Secretary of State for War (b. 1603)

Deaths335 years ago

1690 - Hieronymus van Beverningh, Dutch diplomat and politician (b. 1614)

Deaths330 years ago

1730 - Nedîm, Turkish poet (b. 1681)

Deaths290 years ago

1757 - Osman III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1699)

Deaths263 years ago

1757 - Edward Vernon, English admiral and politician (b. 1684)

Deaths263 years ago
Deaths204 years ago

1842 - Allan Cunningham, Scottish author and poet (b. 1784)

Deaths178 years ago

1853 - Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (b. 1786)

Deaths167 years ago

1882 - William Forster, Indian-Australian politician, 4th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1818)

Deaths138 years ago

1883 - Dayananda Saraswati, Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1824)

Deaths137 years ago

1883 - Robert Volkmann, German pianist and composer (b. 1815)

Deaths137 years ago

1893 - John Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)

Deaths127 years ago

1894 - Honoré Mercier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Premier of Quebec (b. 1840)

Deaths126 years ago

1895 - James Patterson, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of Victoria (b. 1833)

Deaths125 years ago

1896 - Carol Benesch, Czech architect, designed Peleș Castle (b. 1822)

Deaths124 years ago

1899 - William H. Webb, American shipbuilder and philanthropist (b. 1816)

Deaths121 years ago

1905 - Boyd Dunlop Morehead, Australian politician, 10th Premier of Queensland (b. 1843)

Deaths115 years ago

1910 - Henry Dunant, Swiss activist, founded the Red Cross, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1828)

Deaths110 years ago

1912 - Alejandro Gorostiaga, Chilean colonel (b. 1840)

Deaths108 years ago

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

Deaths108 years ago

1915 - Charles Tupper, Canadian physician, lawyer, and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)

Deaths105 years ago

1917 - Talbot Mercer Papineau, Canadian lawyer and soldier (b. 1883)

Deaths103 years ago

1919 - Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (b. 1850)

Deaths101 years ago

1923 - Bonar Law, Canadian-English banker and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1858)

Deaths97 years ago

1933 - Svend Kornbeck, Danish actor (b. 1869)

Deaths87 years ago

1942 - Walter Buckmaster, English polo player and stockbroker, co-founder of Buckmaster & Moore (b. 1872)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Max Reinhardt, Austrian-born American actor and director (b. 1873)

Deaths77 years ago

1957 - Fred Beebe, American baseball player and coach (b. 1880)

Deaths63 years ago

1961 - Luigi Einaudi, Italian economist and politician, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (b. 1874)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - U. Muthuramalingam Thevar, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1908)

Deaths57 years ago

1965 - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., American historian and author (b. 1888)

Deaths55 years ago

1966 - Yiorgos Theotokas, Greek author and playwright (b. 1906)

Deaths54 years ago

1968 - Ramon Novarro, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (b. 1899)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Conrad Richter, American journalist and novelist (b. 1890)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author (b. 1886)

Deaths52 years ago

1973 - Ants Lauter, Estonian actor and director (b. 1894)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

Deaths45 years ago

1979 - Barnes Wallis, English scientist and engineer, inventor of the "bouncing bomb" (b. 1887)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Iryna Vilde, Ukrainian author and educator (b. 1907)

Deaths38 years ago

1987 - Joseph Campbell, American mythologist, scholar, and author (b. 1904)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - T. Hee, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1911)

Deaths32 years ago

1998 - Florence Nagle, English trainer and breeder of racehorses (b. 1894)

Deaths22 years ago

1990 - V. Shantaram, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1901)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Joan Mitchell, American painter (b. 1925)

Deaths28 years ago

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

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - John Young, Scottish actor (b. 1916)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Samuel Fuller, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Maigonis Valdmanis, Latvian basketball player (b. 1933)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Steve Allen, American actor, television personality, game show panelist, and talk show host (b. 1921)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Jam Master Jay, American rapper and producer (b. 1965)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Steve O'Rourke, English race car driver and manager (b. 1940)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Phyllis Frost, Australian philanthropist, founded Keep Australia Beautiful (b. 1917)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Peggy Ryan, American actress and dancer (b. 1924)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Al López, American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian politician (b. 1942)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist and author (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright and scholar (b. 1914)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Washoe, American chimpanzee (b. 1965)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Robert Goulet, American actor and singer (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Linda S. Stein, American businesswoman and manager (b. 1945)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - John Woodruff, American runner and colonel (b. 1915)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Pedro Pompilio, Argentinian businessman (b. 1950)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist (b. 1908)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Harry Mulisch, Dutch author, poet, and playwright (b. 1927)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Franck Biancheri, French politician (b. 1961)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Samina Raja, Pakistani poet and educator (b. 1961)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Dan Tieman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Bill Currie, American baseball player (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Pete Haycock, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Michael Palmer, American physician and author (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frank Wess, American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Elijah Malok Aleng, Sudanese general and politician (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Renée Asherson, English actress (b. 1915)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Juan Flavier, Filipino physician and politician (b. 1935)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ida Elizabeth Osbourne, Australian actress and radio host (b. 1916)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bob Geigel, American wrestler and promoter (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Thomas Menino, American businessman and politician, 53rd Mayor of Boston (b. 1942)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Mel Daniels, American basketball player and coach (b. 1944)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Al Molinaro, American actor (b. 1919)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Sinan Şamil Sam, Turkish boxer (b. 1974)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Norm Siebern, American baseball player and scout (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Kim Joo-hyuk, South Korean actor (b. 1972)

Deaths3 years ago

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