Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which All Saints Day can fall, while November 6 is the latest; celebrated on Saturday between October 31 and November 6 (Finland, Sweden)

Holidays and observances

Hallowe'en and related celebrations:Allantide (Cornwall)

Holidays and observances

Hallowe'en and related celebrations:Halloween (Ireland, Canada, United Kingdom, United States and other places)

Holidays and observances

Hallowe'en and related celebrations:Hop-tu-Naa (Isle of Man)

Holidays and observances

Hallowe'en and related celebrations:Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere, Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere; begins on sunset of October 31 (Gaels, Welsh people and Neopagan Wheel of the Year)

Holidays and observances

Hallowe'en and related celebrations:The first day of the Day of the Dead, celebrated until November 2 (Mexico)

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Reformation Day (Slovenia, parts of Germany, Chile, various Protestant churches with a particular emphasis in Lutheran and Reformed ones)

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Events

Events

683 - During the Siege of Mecca, the Kaaba catches fire and is burned down.

Events

802 - Empress Irene is deposed and banished to Lesbos. Conspirators place Nikephoros, the minister of finance, on the Byzantine throne.

Events

932 - Abbasid caliph al-Muqtadir is killed while fighting against the forces of general Mu'nis al-Muzaffar. Al-Muqtadir's brother al-Qahir is chosen to succeed him.

Events
Events503 years ago

1587 - Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.

Events433 years ago

1614 - First performance of Ben Jonson's comedy Bartholomew Fair by the Lady Elizabeth's Men company at the Hope Theatre in London.

Events406 years ago

1822 - Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempts to dissolve the Congress of the Mexican Empire.

Events198 years ago

1863 - The New Zealand Wars resume as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron begin their Invasion of the Waikato.

Events157 years ago

1864 - Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.

Events156 years ago

1903 - The Purdue Wreck, a railroad train collision in Indianapolis, kills 17 people, including 14 players of the Purdue University football team.

Events117 years ago

1913 - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile highway across United States.

Events107 years ago
Events107 years ago

1917 - World War I: Battle of Beersheba: The "last successful cavalry charge in history".

Events103 years ago

1918 - World War I: The Aster Revolution terminates the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, and Hungary achieves full sovereignty.

Events102 years ago
Events98 years ago

1923 - The first of 160 consecutive days of 100° Fahrenheit at Marble Bar, Western Australia.

Events97 years ago

1924 - World Savings Day is announced in Milan, Italy by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks).

Events96 years ago

1926 - Last issue of the independent Italian newspaper Il Mondo, thereafter suppressed by the Mussolini regime

Events94 years ago

1938 - Great Depression: In an effort to restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.

Events82 years ago

1940 - World War II: The Battle of Britain ends: The United Kingdom prevents a possible German invasion.

Events80 years ago

1941 - After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: The destroyer USS Reuben James is torpedoed by a German U-boat near Iceland, killing more than 100 U.S. Navy sailors. It is the first U.S. Navy vessel sunk by enemy action in WWII.

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: An F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception by a United States Navy or Marine Corps aircraft.

Events77 years ago

1956 - Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.

Events64 years ago

1956 - Hungarian Revolution of 1956: A Revolutionary Headquarters is established in Hungary. Following Imre Nagy's announcement of October 30, banned non-Communist political parties are reformed, and the MDP is replaced by the MSZMP. József Mindszenty is released from prison. The Soviet Politburo makes the decision to crush the Revolution.

Events64 years ago

1961 - In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin's body is removed from the Lenin's Mausoleum, also known as the Lenin Tomb.

Events59 years ago

1963 - A propane tank explosion at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum (now the Indiana Farmers Coliseum) in Indianapolis kills 74 people and injures another 400 during an ice skating show.

Events57 years ago

1968 - Vietnam War October surprise: Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of "all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam" effective November 1.

Events52 years ago

1973 - Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape. Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin aboard a hijacked helicopter that landed in the exercise yard.

Events47 years ago

1979 - Western Airlines Flight 2605 crashes on landing in Mexico City, killing 73 people.

Events41 years ago

1984 - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two Sikh security guards. Riots break out in New Delhi and other cities and around 3,000 Sikhs are killed.

Events36 years ago

1994 - American Eagle Flight 4184 crashes near Roselawn, Indiana killing all 68 people on board.

Events26 years ago
Events24 years ago

1998 - Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.

Events22 years ago

1999 - Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.

Events21 years ago

1999 - EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean near Nantucket, killing all 217 people on board.

Events21 years ago

2000 - Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been crewed continuously since then.

Events20 years ago

2000 - Singapore Airlines Flight 006 crashes on takeoff from Taipei, killing 83.

Events20 years ago

2002 - A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas indicts former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.

Events18 years ago

2003 - Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir's 22 years in power.

Events17 years ago

2011 - The global population of humans reaches seven billion. This day is now recognized by the United Nations as the Day of Seven Billion.

Events9 years ago

2014 - During a test flight, the VSS Enterprise, a Virgin Galactic experimental spaceflight test vehicle, suffers a catastrophic in-flight breakup and crashes in the Mojave Desert, California,

Events6 years ago

2015 - Metrojet Flight 9268 is bombed over the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board.

Events5 years ago

2017 - A truck drives into a crowd in Lower Manhattan, New York City, killing eight people.

Events3 years ago

Births

1345 - Ferdinand I, king of Portugal (d. 1383)

Births675 years ago
Births629 years ago

1424 - Władysław III, king of Poland (d. 1444)

Births596 years ago

1445 - Hedwig, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg (d. 1511)

Births575 years ago

1472 - Wang Yangming, Chinese Neo-Confucian scholar (d. 1529)

Births548 years ago

1542 - Henriette of Cleves, Duchess of Nevers, Countess of Rethel (d. 1601)

Births478 years ago

1599 - Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English politician (d. 1680)

Births421 years ago

1620 - John Evelyn, English gardener and author (d. 1706)

Births400 years ago

1632 - Johannes Vermeer, Dutch painter (d. 1675)

Births388 years ago
Births384 years ago

1638 - Meindert Hobbema, Dutch painter (d. 1709)

Births382 years ago

1686 - Senesino, Italian singer and actor (d. 1758)

Births334 years ago

1692 - Anne Claude de Caylus, French archaeologist and author (d. 1765)

Births328 years ago

1694 - Yeongjo of Joseon (d. 1776)

Births326 years ago

1705 - Pope Clement XIV (d. 1774)

Births315 years ago

1711 - Laura Bassi, Italian physician, physicist, and academic (d. 1778)

Births309 years ago

1714 - Hedvig Taube, Swedish courtier (d. 1744)

Births306 years ago

1724 - Christopher Anstey, English author and poet (d. 1805)

Births296 years ago

1729 - Alonso Núñez de Haro y Peralta, Spanish cleric, Archbishop of Mexico, Viceroy of New Spain (d. 1800)

Births291 years ago

1737 - James Lovell, American educator and politician (d. 1789)

Births283 years ago

1760 - Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese artist and printmaker (d. 1849)

Births260 years ago

1795 - John Keats, English poet (d. 1821)

Births225 years ago

1815 - Thomas Chapman, English-Australian politician, 5th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1884)

Births205 years ago

1815 - Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician and academic (d. 1897)

Births205 years ago

1825 - Charles Lavigerie, French-Algerian cardinal and academic (d. 1892)

Births195 years ago

1831 - Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist, physiologist, and anthropologist (d. 1910)

Births189 years ago

1835 - Adelbert Ames, American general and politician, 27th Governor of Mississippi (d. 1933)

Births185 years ago

1835 - Krišjānis Barons, Latvian linguist and author (d. 1923)

Births185 years ago

1835 - Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)

Births185 years ago
Births182 years ago

1847 - Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and engineer (d. 1897)

Births173 years ago

1848 - Boston Custer, American soldier (d. 1876)

Births172 years ago

1849 - Marie Louise Andrews, American story writer and journalist (d. 1891)

Births171 years ago

1851 - Louise of Sweden (d. 1926)

Births169 years ago

1856 - Charles Leroux, American balloonist and skydiver (d. 1889)

Births164 years ago

1858 - Saint Geevarghese Mar Dionysius of Vattasseril, Indian Orthodox Saint (d. 1934)

Births162 years ago

1860 - Juliette Gordon Low, American scout leader, founded the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (d. 1927)

Births160 years ago

1860 - Andrew Volstead, American politician (d. 1947)

Births160 years ago

1868 - John Weir Troy, American journalist, and politician, 5th Governor of the Territory of Alaska (d. 1942)

Births152 years ago

1875 - Eugene Meyer, American businessman and publisher (d. 1954)

Births145 years ago

1875 - Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian lawyer, freedom fighter and politician, 1st Deputy Prime Minister of India (d. 1950)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Natalie Clifford Barney, American poet and playwright (d. 1972)

Births144 years ago

1879 - Karel Hašler, Czech actor, director, and composer (d. 1941)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Julia Peterkin, American author (d. 1961)

Births140 years ago
Births140 years ago

1881 - Toshizō Nishio, Japanese general (d. 1960)

Births139 years ago

1883 - Marie Laurencin, French painter and illustrator (d. 1956)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Anthony Wilding, New Zealand tennis player, cricketer, and soldier (d. 1915)

Births137 years ago

1887 - Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese general and politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (d. 1975)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey player and lacrosse player (d. 1970)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet and author (d. 1944)

Births132 years ago

1892 - Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess player and author (d. 1946)

Births128 years ago

1895 - Les Darcy, Australian boxer (d. 1917)

Births125 years ago

1895 - B. H. Liddell Hart, English soldier, historian, and theorist (d. 1970)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Ethel Waters, American singer and actress (d. 1977)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Constance Savery, English author (d. 1999)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Asbjørg Borgfelt, Norwegian sculptor (d. 1976)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (d. 1987)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Julia Lee, American blues singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1958)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Abraham Wald, Romanian mathematician and economist (d. 1950)

Births118 years ago

1907 - Edgar Sampson, American musician and composer (d. 1973)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Muriel Duckworth, Canadian activist (d. 2009)

Births112 years ago

1912 - Dale Evans, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2001)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Ollie Johnston, American animator and voice actor (d. 2008)

Births108 years ago

1914 - John Hugenholtz, Dutch engineer and designer (d. 1995)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Jane Jarvis, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)

Births105 years ago
Births104 years ago

1917 - William H. McNeill, Canadian-American historian and author (d. 2016)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Gordon Steege, Australian soldier and pilot (d. 2013)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Ian Stevenson, American psychiatrist and academic (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Daphne Oxenford, English actress (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Magnus Wenninger, American mathematician and author (d. 2017)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Dick Francis, Welsh-Caymanian jockey and author (d. 2010)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Joseph Gelineau, French priest and composer (d. 2008)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Helmut Newton, German-Australian photographer (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Fritz Walter, German footballer (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (d. 2005)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2004)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Cambodia (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1925 - Lawrence A. Cremin, American historian and author (d. 1990)

Births95 years ago

1925 - John Pople, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Robert B. Rheault, American colonel (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

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

Births94 years ago

1928 - Andrew Sarris, American critic and educator (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1929 - William Orchard, Australian water polo player and psychiatrist (d. 2014)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Bud Spencer, Italian swimmer, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Michael Collins, American general, pilot, and astronaut

Births90 years ago

1930 - Booker Ervin, American saxophonist (d. 1970)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Dan Rather, American journalist

Births89 years ago

1933 - Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births87 years ago

1933 - Iemasa Kayumi, Japanese voice actor (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Dale Brown, American basketball player and coach

Births85 years ago

1935 - Ronald Graham, American mathematician and theorist

Births85 years ago

1935 - David Harvey, English-American geographer and academic

Births85 years ago

1936 - Michael Landon, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Tom Paxton, American folk music singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births83 years ago

1939 - Tom O'Connor, English actor and game show host

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ron Rifkin, American actor

Births81 years ago

1939 - Ali Farka Touré, Malian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Craig Rodwell, American businessman and activist, founded the Oscar Wilde Bookshop (d. 1993)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Judith Wilcox, Baroness Wilcox, English businesswoman and politician

Births80 years ago

1941 - Dan Alderson, American scientist and academic (d. 1989)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Derek Bell, English race car driver

Births79 years ago

1941 - Sally Kirkland, American actress

Births79 years ago

1941 - Werner Krieglstein, Czech-American philosopher and academic

Births79 years ago

1942 - David Ogden Stiers, American actor (d. 2018)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Elliott Forbes-Robinson, American race car driver

Births77 years ago

1943 - Paul Frampton, English-American physicist and academic

Births77 years ago
Births77 years ago

1943 - Brian Piccolo, American football player (d. 1970)

Births77 years ago

1945 - Russ Ballard, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Brian Doyle-Murray, American actor and comedian

Births75 years ago

1945 - Barrie Keeffe, English playwright, screenwriter, and producer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Stephen Rea, Irish actor

Births74 years ago

1947 - Deidre Hall, American actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Frank Shorter, American runner and sportscaster

Births73 years ago

1947 - Herman Van Rompuy, Belgian academic and politician, 66th Prime Minister of Belgium

Births73 years ago

1948 - Michael Kitchen, English actor and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Franco Gasparri, Italian actor (d. 1999)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Mart Helme, Estonian journalist and diplomat

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bob Siebenberg, American drummer (Supertramp)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Alison Wolf, English economist and academic

Births71 years ago

1950 - John Candy, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1994)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Zaha Hadid, Iraqi-English architect and academic, designed the Bridge Pavilion (d. 2016)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jane Pauley, American journalist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Antonio Taguba, Filipino-American general

Births70 years ago

1951 - Nick Saban, American football player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dave Trembley, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births69 years ago

1952 - Bernard Edwards, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 1996)

Births68 years ago

1952 - Joe West, American baseball umpire and actor

Births68 years ago

1953 - John Lucas II, American basketball player and coach

Births67 years ago

1954 - Mari Okamoto, Japanese actress

Births66 years ago

1954 - Ken Wahl, American actor and screenwriter

Births66 years ago
Births65 years ago

1955 - Susan Orlean, American journalist and author

Births65 years ago

1956 - Bruce Bawer, American poet and critic

Births64 years ago

1956 - Christopher de Leon, Filipino actor, director, producer, and politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Anders Lago, Swedish lawyer and politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Charles Moore, English journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1957 - Brian Stokes Mitchell, American singer and actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Robert Pollard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births63 years ago

1959 - Mats Näslund, Swedish ice hockey player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Neal Stephenson, American author

Births61 years ago

1960 - Arnaud Desplechin, French director, cinematographer, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Luis Fortuño, Puerto Rican lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of Puerto Rico

Births60 years ago

1960 - Mike Gallego, American baseball player and coach

Births60 years ago
Births60 years ago

1961 - Alonzo Babers, American runner and pilot

Births59 years ago

1961 - Kate Campbell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Peter Jackson, New Zealand actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1961 - Larry Mullen, Jr., Irish musician, songwriter, and actor

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jonathan Borden, American neurosurgeon and academic

Births58 years ago

1962 - Anna Geifman, American historian, author, and academic

Births58 years ago

1962 - John Giannini, American basketball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Mari Jungstedt, Swedish journalist and author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Raphael Rabello, Brazilian guitarist and composer (d. 1995)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Dan Wood, Canadian ice hockey player

Births58 years ago

1963 - Mikkey Dee, Swedish hard rock drummer and musician

Births57 years ago

1963 - Johnny Marr, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1963 - Dermot Mulroney, American actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Rob Schneider, American actor and comedian

Births57 years ago

1963 - Dunga, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1964 - Frank Bruni, American journalist and critic

Births56 years ago

1964 - Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish musician (My Bloody Valentine)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Marco van Basten, Dutch footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Darryl Worley, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Paul du Toit, South African painter and sculptor (d. 2014)

Births55 years ago

1965 - Blue Edwards, American basketball player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Ruud Hesp, Dutch footballer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Denis Irwin, Irish footballer and journalist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Rob Rackstraw, English voice actor

Births55 years ago

1966 - Ad-Rock, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Koji Kanemoto, Japanese wrestler

Births54 years ago

1966 - Annabella Lwin, Anglo-Burmese singer-songwriter (Bow Wow Wow) and record producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mike O'Malley, American actor and comedian

Births54 years ago

1967 - Vanilla Ice, American rapper, television personality, and real estate investor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Buddy Lazier, American race car driver

Births53 years ago

1967 - Adam Schlesinger, American bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Antonio Davis, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1970 - Linn Berggren, Swedish singer-songwriter (Ace of Base)

Births50 years ago

1971 - Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (d. 2004)

Births49 years ago

1971 - Irina Pantaeva, Russian model and actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Tom Smith, English-Scottish rugby player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Phil Tataurangi, New Zealand golfer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Ian Walker, English footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Shaun Bartlett, South African footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Matt Dawson, English rugby player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Grigoris Georgatos, Greek footballer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Paul Abrahams, English footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Christopher Bevins, American voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Tim Byrdak, American baseball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - David Dellucci, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 - Beverly Lynne, American actress

Births47 years ago

1974 - Muzzy Izzet, English-Turkish footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Roger Manganelli, Brazilian-American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births46 years ago

1975 - Fabio Celestini, Swiss footballer and manager

Births45 years ago

1975 - Keith Jardine, American mixed martial artist and actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Johnny Whitworth, American actor and producer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Guti, Spanish footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Piper Perabo, American actress and producer

Births44 years ago

1978 - Inka Grings, German footballer and manager

Births42 years ago

1978 - Emmanuel Izonritei, Nigerian boxer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Marek Saganowski, Polish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Martin Verkerk, Dutch tennis player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Ricardo Fuller, Jamaican footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Simão Sabrosa, Portuguese footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Samaire Armstrong, American model, actress, and fashion designer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Alondra de la Parra, Mexican-American pianist and conductor

Births40 years ago

1980 - Marcel Meeuwis, Dutch footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Eddie Kaye Thomas, American actor and voice artist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Irina Denezhkina, Russian author

Births39 years ago

1981 - Steven Hunter, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Frank Iero, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Selina Jen, Taiwanese singer and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mike Napoli, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Jordan Bannister, Australian footballer and umpire

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tomáš Plekanec, Czech ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Justin Chatwin, Canadian actor

Births38 years ago

1983 - Adam Bouska, American photographer and activist, founded the NOH8 Campaign

Births37 years ago

1984 - Pat Murray, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Amanda Pascoe, Australian swimmer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Fanny Chmelar, German alpine skier

Births35 years ago

1986 - Chris Alajajian, Australian race car driver

Births34 years ago

1986 - Christie Hayes, Australian actress and producer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Nick Foligno, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Jean-Karl Vernay, French race car driver

Births33 years ago

1988 - Cole Aldrich, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Sébastien Buemi, Swiss race car driver

Births32 years ago

1988 - Jack Riewoldt, Australian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Lizzy Yarnold, British skeleton racer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Josh Hodgson, English rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Warren Weir, Jamaican sprinter

Births31 years ago

1990 - J.I.D, American rapper

Births30 years ago

1993 - Nadine Lustre, Filipino actress and singer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Mercedes Arn-Horn, Canadian musician (Courage My Love)

Births27 years ago

1995 - Joana Valle Costa, Portuguese tennis player

Births25 years ago

1997 - Marcus Rashford, English footballer

Births23 years ago

1999 - Léa Serna, French figure skater

Births21 years ago

2000 - Willow Smith, American singer, actress, and dancer

Births20 years ago

2005 - Leonor, Princess of Asturias

Births15 years ago

Deaths

932 - Al-Muqtadir, Abbasid caliph (b. 895)

Deaths

994 - Wolfgang of Regensburg, German bishop and saint (b. 934)

Deaths

1005 - Abe no Seimei, Japanese astrologer (b. 921)

Deaths1015 years ago

1034 - Deokjong, Korean ruler (b. 1016)

Deaths986 years ago
Deaths873 years ago

1214 - Eleanor of England, queen consort of Castile (b. 1163)

Deaths806 years ago

1320 - Ricold of Monte Croce, Italian Dominican missionary (b. 1242)

Deaths700 years ago

1335 - Marie of Évreux, Duchess Consort of Brabant (b. 1303)

Deaths685 years ago

1448 - John VIII Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1390)

Deaths572 years ago

1517 - Fra Bartolomeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)

Deaths503 years ago

1641 - Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral (b. 1597)

Deaths379 years ago

1659 - John Bradshaw, English lawyer and judge, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1602)

Deaths361 years ago

1661 - Köprülü Mehmed Pasha, Ottoman politician, 109th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1575)

Deaths359 years ago

1723 - Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1642)

Deaths297 years ago

1732 - Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy (b. 1666)

Deaths288 years ago

1733 - Eberhard Louis, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1676)

Deaths287 years ago

1744 - Leonardo Leo, Italian composer (b. 1694)

Deaths276 years ago

1768 - Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1690)

Deaths252 years ago

1806 - Kitagawa Utamaro, Japanese artist and printmaker (b. ca. 1753)

Deaths214 years ago

1860 - Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Scottish-English admiral and politician (b. 1775)

Deaths160 years ago

1869 - Charles A. Wickliffe, American politician, 14th Governor of Kentucky (b. 1788)

Deaths151 years ago

1879 - Jacob Abbott, American author and academic (b. 1803)

Deaths141 years ago

1879 - Joseph Hooker, American general (b. 1814)

Deaths141 years ago

1884 - Marie Bashkirtseff, Ukrainian-Russian painter and sculptor (b. 1858)

Deaths136 years ago

1905 - Bryan O'Loghlen, Irish-Australian politician, 13th Premier of Victoria (b. 1828)

Deaths115 years ago

1913 - William Evans-Gordon, English soldier and politician (b. 1857)

Deaths107 years ago

1916 - Charles Taze Russell, American minister (b. 1852)

Deaths104 years ago

1916 - Huang Xing, Chinese revolutionary leader and statesman (b. 1874)

Deaths104 years ago

1918 - Egon Schiele, Austrian painter (b. 1890)

Deaths102 years ago

1920 - Alphonse Desjardins, Canadian businessman (b. 1854)

Deaths100 years ago

1925 - Max Linder, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1883)

Deaths95 years ago

1925 - Mikhail Frunze, Bolshevik leader during and just prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917 (b. 1885)

Deaths95 years ago

1926 - Harry Houdini, American magician and stuntman (b. 1874)

Deaths94 years ago

1929 - António José de Almeida, Portuguese physician and politician, 6th President of Portugal (b. 1866)

Deaths91 years ago

1929 - Norman Pritchard, Indian-English hurdler and actor (b. 1877)

Deaths91 years ago

1931 - Octave Uzanne, French journalist and author (b. 1851)

Deaths89 years ago

1939 - Otto Rank, Austrian psychologist, author, and educator (b. 1884)

Deaths81 years ago

1952 - Chit Hlaing, Burmese lawyer and politician (b. 1879)

Deaths68 years ago

1959 - Jean Cabannes, French physicist and academic (b. 1885)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - H. L. Davis, American author and poet (b. 1894)

Deaths60 years ago

1962 - Gabrielle Renaudot Flammarion, French astronomer (b. 1877)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Mesut Cemil, Turkish cellist and composer (b. 1902)

Deaths57 years ago

1972 - Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1916)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Malek Bennabi, Algerian philosopher and author (b. 1905)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Sachin Dev Burman, Indian composer and singer (b. 1906)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - C. B. Colby, American author and illustrator (b. 1904)

Deaths43 years ago

1980 - Jan Werich, Czech actor and playwright (b. 1905)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - George Halas, American football player and coach (b. 1895)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Lu Jiaxi, Chinese self-taught mathematician (b. 1935)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Sharof Rashidov, Uzbek politician, CPSU Politburo candidate member (b. 1917)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1900)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Indira Gandhi, Indian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of India (b. 1917)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor and singer (b. 1913)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Robert S. Mulliken, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - John Houseman, Romanian-born American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Alfred Pellan, Canadian painter and academic (b. 1906)

Deaths32 years ago

1991 - Joseph Papp, American stage director and producer (b. 1921)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Gary Rippingale, English ice hockey player (b. 1974)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Federico Fellini, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - River Phoenix, American actor and singer (b. 1970)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Rosalind Cash, American actress and singer (b. 1938)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Marcel Carné, French director and screenwriter (b. 1906)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1935)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - María de la Purísima Salvat Romero, Spanish nun and saint (Roman Catholic Church) (b. 1926)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Ring Lardner, Jr., American journalist and screenwriter (b. 1915)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Kazuki Watanabe, Japanese songwriter and guitarist (b. 1981)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Régine Cavagnoud, French skier (b. 1970)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Lionel Poilâne, French banker and businessman (b. 1945)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek jurist and politician, President of Greece (b. 1903)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Raf Vallone, Italian footballer and actor (b. 1916)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Richard Neustadt, American political scientist and historian (b. 1919)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - Hal Anger, American biophysicist and engineer (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Amrita Pritam, Indian author and poet (b. 1919)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - P. W. Botha, South African soldier and politician, State President of South Africa (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Peter Fryer, English journalist and author (b. 1927)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby player, sportscaster, and actor (b. 1951)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Erdal İnönü, Turkish physicist and politician, Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1926)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Studs Terkel, American historian and author (b. 1912)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Mustafa Mahmud, Egyptian physician and author (b. 1921)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman, founded the Donington Grand Prix Exhibition (b. 1922)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Qian Xuesen, Chinese aerodynamicist and academic (b. 1911)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Ted Sorensen, American lawyer, 8th White House Counsel (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1941)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Roberto Lippi, Italian race car driver (d. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Gae Aulenti, Italian architect and designer (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Fitch, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John H. Reed, American soldier and politician, 67th Governor of Maine (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Chris Chase, American actress and author (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Gérard de Villiers, French journalist and author (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Trevor Kletz, English chemist and author (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Johnny Kucks, American baseball player (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Andres Narvasa, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 19th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bobby Parker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - David Manker Abshire, American commander and diplomat, United States Permanent Representative to NATO (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Michael Alsbury, American engineer and pilot (b. 1975)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Brad Halsey, American baseball player (b. 1981)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hitoshi Motoshima, Japanese educator and politician (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Gus Savage, American businessman and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2018 - Willie McCovey, American baseball player (b. 1938)

Deaths2 years ago

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