Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day / Separation Day, celebrates the separation and independence of Panama from Colombia in 1903.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Dominica from the United Kingdom in 1978.

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Federated States of Micronesia from the United States in 1986.

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

Events

361 – Emperor Constantius II dies of a fever at Mopsuestia in Cilicia; on his deathbed he is baptised and declares his cousin Julian rightful successor.

Events

644Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is assassinated by a Persian slave in Medina.

Events

1333 – The River Arno flooding causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.

Events687 years ago

1468Liège is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy's troops.

Events552 years ago
Events528 years ago

1493Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.

Events527 years ago

1534 – English Parliament passes the first Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Anglican Church, supplanting the pope and the Roman Catholic Church.

Events486 years ago

1592 – The city of San Luis Potosí is founded.

Events428 years ago

1783 – The American Continental Army is disbanded.

Events237 years ago

1793 – French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.

Events227 years ago

1812Napoleon's armies are defeated at the Battle of Vyazma.

Events208 years ago

1817 – The Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest chartered bank, opens in Montreal.

Events203 years ago

1838The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.

Events182 years ago

1848 – A greatly revised Dutch constitution, drafted by Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, severely limiting the powers of the Dutch monarchy, and strengthening the powers of parliament and ministers, is proclaimed.

Events172 years ago

1867Giuseppe Garibaldi and his followers are defeated in the Battle of Mentana and fail to end the Pope's Temporal power in Rome (it would be achieved three years later).

Events153 years ago

1868John Willis Menard (R-Louisiana) was the first African American elected to the United States Congress. Because of an electoral challenge, he was never seated.

Events152 years ago

1881 – The Mapuche uprising of 1881 begins in Chile.

Events139 years ago

1898 – France withdraws its troops from Fashoda (now in Sudan), ending the Fashoda Incident.

Events122 years ago

1903 – With the encouragement of the United States, Panama separates from Colombia.

Events117 years ago
Events112 years ago

1911Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.

Events109 years ago

1918Austria-Hungary enters into the Armistice of Villa Giusti with the Allies, and the Habsburg-ruled empire dissolves.

Events102 years ago

1918 – The German Revolution of 1918–19 begins when 40,000 sailors take over the port in Kiel.

Events102 years ago
Events91 years ago

1930Getúlio Vargas becomes Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.

Events90 years ago
Events88 years ago

1935George II of Greece regains his throne through a popular, though possibly fixed, plebiscite.

Events85 years ago

1936Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected President of the United States.

Events84 years ago

1942World War II: The Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12.

Events78 years ago

1943 – World War II: Five hundred aircraft of the U.S. 8th Air Force devastate Wilhelmshaven harbor in Germany.

Events77 years ago

1944 – World War II: Two supreme commanders of the Slovak National Uprising, Generals Ján Golian and Rudolf Viest are captured, tortured and later executed by German forces.

Events76 years ago

1946 – The Constitution of Japan is adopted through Emperor's assent.

Events74 years ago

1949 – Chinese Civil War: The Battle of Dengbu Island occurs.

Events71 years ago

1956Suez Crisis: The Khan Yunis killings by the Israel Defense Forces in Egyptian-controlled Gaza result in the deaths of 275 Palestinians.

Events64 years ago

1956 – Hungarian Revolution: A new Hungarian government is formed, in which many members of banned non-Communist parties participate. During negotiations on Tököl Island ostensibly on Soviet troop withdrawal, the KGB arrests Pál Maléter and other Hungarian Revolutionary commanders, effectively decapitating the Revolution's military leadership. János Kádár and Ferenc Münnich form a counter-government in Moscow as Soviet troops ready for the final assault.

Events64 years ago

1957Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.

Events63 years ago

1960 – The land that would become the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established by an Act of Congress after a year-long legal battle that pitted local residents against Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials wishing to turn the Great Swamp into a major regional airport for jet aircraft.

Events60 years ago

1964Lyndon B. Johnson is elected to a full term, winning 61% of the vote and 44 states, while Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time, casting the majority of their votes for Lyndon Johnson.

Events56 years ago

1967Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins.

Events53 years ago

1969 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon addresses the nation on television and radio, asking the "silent majority" to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies.

Events51 years ago

1973Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 10 toward Mercury. On March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet.

Events47 years ago

1975Syed Nazrul Islam, A. H. M. Qamaruzzaman, Tajuddin Ahmad, and Muhammad Mansur Ali, Bangladeshi politicians and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman loyalists, are murdered in the Dhaka Central Jail.

Events45 years ago

1978Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

Events42 years ago

1979Greensboro massacre: Five members of the Communist Workers Party are shot dead and seven are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.

Events41 years ago

1982 – The Salang Tunnel fire in Afghanistan by kills 150–2000 people.

Events38 years ago

1986Iran–Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.

Events34 years ago

1986 - The Compact of Free Association becomes law, granting the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands independence from the United States.

Events34 years ago

1988Sri Lankan Tamil mercenaries attempt to overthrow the Maldivian government. At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's request, the Indian military suppresses the rebellion within 24 hours.

Events32 years ago

1992 — Democratic Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton defeats Republican President George H. W. Bush and Independent candidate Ross Perot in the 1992 presidential election.

Events28 years ago

1996Abdullah Çatlı, leader of the Turkish ultranationalist organization Grey Wolves, dies in the Susurluk car crash, leading to the resignation of the Turkish Interior Minister, Mehmet Ağar (a leader of the True Path Party, DYP).

Events24 years ago

1997 – The United States imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to its human rights abuses of its own citizens and its material and political assistance to Islamic extremist groups across the Middle East and Eastern Africa.

Events23 years ago

2014One World Trade Center officially opens. It is the replacement for the World Trade Center Twin Towers, in New York City, after the towers were each destroyed by airplanes during the September 11 attacks.

Events6 years ago

Births

AD 39Lucan, Roman poet (d. 65)

Births

1500Benvenuto Cellini, Italian sculptor and painter (d. 1571)

Births520 years ago

1505Achilles Gasser, German physician and astrologer (d. 1577)

Births515 years ago

1527Tilemann Heshusius, Gnesio-Lutheran theologian (d. 1588)

Births493 years ago

1560Annibale Carracci, Italian painter and illustrator (d. 1609)

Births460 years ago

1587Samuel Scheidt, German organist, composer, and educator (d. 1654)

Births433 years ago

1604Osman II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1622)

Births416 years ago

1618Aurangzeb, Mughal emperor of India (d. 1707)

Births402 years ago

1656Georg Reutter, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1738)

Births364 years ago

1659Hui-bin Jang, Royal consort (d. 1701)

Births361 years ago

1689Jan Josef Ignác Brentner, Czech composer (d. 1742)

Births331 years ago

1749Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)

Births271 years ago

1757Robert Smith, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of State (d. 1842)

Births263 years ago
Births243 years ago

1793Stephen F. Austin, American businessman and politician (d. 1836)

Births227 years ago

1794William Cullen Bryant, American poet and journalist (d. 1878)

Births226 years ago

1799William Sprague III, American lawyer and politician, 14th Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1856)

Births221 years ago

1801Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher, founded the Baedeker Publishing Company (d. 1859)

Births219 years ago

1801 – Vincenzo Bellini, Italian composer (d. 1835)

Births219 years ago

1815John Mitchel, Irish journalist and activist (d. 1875)

Births205 years ago

1816Jubal Early, American general and lawyer (d. 1894)

Births204 years ago

1816 – Calvin Fairbank, American minister and activist (d. 1898)

Births204 years ago

1845Edward Douglass White, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1921)

Births175 years ago

1852Emperor Meiji of Japan (d. 1912)

Births168 years ago

1854Carlo Fornasini, Italian micropalaeontologist (d. 1931)

Births166 years ago

1856Jim McCormick, Scottish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1918)

Births164 years ago

1857Mikhail Alekseyev, Russian general (d. 1918)

Births163 years ago

1862Henry George, Jr., American journalist and politician (d. 1916)

Births158 years ago

1863Alfred Perot, French physicist and academic (d. 1925)

Births157 years ago

1871Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby player and manager (d. 1943)

Births149 years ago

1875Emīls Dārziņš, Latvian composer and conductor (d. 1910)

Births145 years ago

1876Stephen Alencastre, American bishop and missionary (d. 1940)

Births144 years ago

1877Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chilean general and politician, 20th President of Chile (d. 1960)

Births143 years ago

1878Bangalore Nagarathnamma, Indian Carnatic singer and activist (d. 1952)

Births142 years ago

1882Yakub Kolas, Belarusian writer (d. 1956)

Births138 years ago

1884Joseph William Martin, Jr., American publisher and politician, 49th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1968)

Births136 years ago

1887Samuil Marshak, Russian author and poet (d. 1964)

Births133 years ago

1890Harry Stephen Keeler, American author (d. 1967)

Births130 years ago

1890 – Eustáquio van Lieshout, Dutch-Brazilian priest and missionary (d. 1943)

Births130 years ago

1894William George Barker, Canadian pilot and colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1930)

Births126 years ago

1894 – Sofoklis Venizelos, Greek captain and politician, 133rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1964)

Births126 years ago

1896Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American illustrator and animator (d. 1970)

Births124 years ago

1899Ralph Greenleaf, American billiards player (d. 1950)

Births121 years ago

1899 – Rezső Seress, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1968)

Births121 years ago

1899 – Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist and academic (d. 1986)

Births121 years ago

1900Adolf Dassler, German businessman, founded Adidas (d. 1978)

Births120 years ago
Births119 years ago

1901 – André Malraux, French historian, theorist, and author (d. 1976)

Births119 years ago

1903Walker Evans, American photographer and journalist (d. 1975)

Births117 years ago

1903 – Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educator (d. 1981)

Births117 years ago

1905Lois Mailou Jones, American painter and academic (d. 1998)

Births115 years ago

1906 – Julia Boyer Reinstein, American teacher and historian (d. 1998)

Births114 years ago

1908Giovanni Leone, Italian lawyer and politician, 6th President of Italy (d. 2001)

Births112 years ago

1908 – Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American football player, wrestler, and coach (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1909James Reston, Scottish-American journalist and author (d. 1995)

Births111 years ago

1910Karel Zeman, Czech director, animator, production designer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

Births110 years ago

1911Kick Smit, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 1974)

Births109 years ago

1912Alfredo Stroessner, Paraguayan general and politician, 46th President of Paraguay (d. 2006)

Births108 years ago

1915Hal Jackson, American journalist and radio host (d. 2012)

Births105 years ago

1917Annapurna Maharana, Indian activist (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1918Claude Barma, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)

Births102 years ago

1918 – Bob Feller, American sailor, baseball player, and sportscaster (d. 2010)

Births102 years ago

1918 – Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American general (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1918 – Russell B. Long, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2003)

Births102 years ago

1919Jesús Blasco, Spanish author and illustrator (d. 1995)

Births101 years ago

1919 – Ludovic Kennedy, Scottish journalist and author (d. 2009)

Births101 years ago

1919 – Květa Legátová, Czech author (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1920Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian poet, educator, and activist (d. 1993)

Births100 years ago

1921Charles Bronson, American soldier and actor (d. 2003)

Births99 years ago

1922Dennis McDermott, English-Canadian union leader and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland (d. 2003)

Births98 years ago

1923Tomás Ó Fiaich, Irish cardinal (d. 1990)

Births97 years ago

1923 – Yamaguchi Hitomi, Japanese author and critic (d. 1995)

Births97 years ago

1924Marc Breaux, American actor, director, and choreographer (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 – Violetta Elvin, Russian ballerina

Births96 years ago

1924 – Samuel Ruiz, Mexican bishop (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1926Valdas Adamkus, Lithuanian engineer and politician, 3rd President of Lithuania

Births94 years ago

1926 – Maurice Couture, Canadian archbishop (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1926 – Robert W. Wilson, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1927Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman, co-founded McCain Foods (d. 2004)

Births93 years ago

1927 – Peggy McCay, American actress (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1927 – Odvar Nordli, Norwegian politician, 21st Prime Minister of Norway (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1928Goseki Kojima, Japanese illustrator (d. 2000)

Births92 years ago

1928 – Bill Morrison, Australian politician and diplomat, 37th Australian Minister for Defence (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 – Osamu Tezuka, Japanese animator and producer (d. 1989)

Births92 years ago

1929Alfonso Orueta, Chilean footballer, manager, and politician (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1930Phil Crane, American academic and politician (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 – William H. Dana, American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1930 – Mable John, American blues singer

Births90 years ago

1930 – D. James Kennedy, American pastor and author (d. 2007)

Births90 years ago

1930 – Brian Robinson, English cyclist

Births90 years ago

1930 – Tsutomu Seki, Japanese astronomer and academic

Births90 years ago

1930 – Lois Smith, American actress

Births90 years ago

1930 – Frits Staal, Dutch philosopher and scholar (d. 2012)

Births90 years ago

1931Yon Hyong-muk, North Korean soldier and politician, 7th Premier of North Korea (d. 2005)

Births89 years ago

1931 – Monica Vitti, Italian actress, singer, and screenwriter

Births89 years ago

1931 – Michael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (d. 2007)

Births89 years ago

1932Albert Reynolds, Irish businessman and politician, 9th Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2014)

Births88 years ago

1933John Barry, English-American composer and conductor (d. 2011)

Births87 years ago

1933 – Ken Berry, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2018)

Births87 years ago

1933 – Jeremy Brett, English actor (d. 1995)

Births87 years ago

1933 – Aneta Corsaut, American actress (d. 1995)

Births87 years ago

1933 – Michael Dukakis, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 65th Governor of Massachusetts

Births87 years ago

1933 – Amartya Sen, Indian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births87 years ago
Births86 years ago

1934 – Hans Janmaat, Dutch businessman, educator, and politician (d. 2002)

Births86 years ago

1935Ingrid Rüütel, Estonian philologist and academic, 3rd First Lady of Estonia

Births85 years ago

1936Roy Emerson, Australian-American tennis player and coach

Births84 years ago

1936 – Takao Saito, Japanese author and illustrator, created Golgo 13

Births84 years ago

1937Dietrich Möller, German lawyer and politician, 15th Mayor of Marburg

Births83 years ago

1938Martin Dunwoody, English mathematician and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 – Akira Kobayashi, Japanese actor

Births82 years ago

1938 – Jean Rollin, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1940Sonny Rhodes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births80 years ago

1942Martin Cruz Smith, American author and screenwriter

Births78 years ago

1943Bert Jansch, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)

Births77 years ago

1944Jan Boerstoel, Dutch poet and songwriter

Births76 years ago

1945Ken Holtzman, American baseball player and manager

Births75 years ago

1945 – Gerd Müller, German footballer and manager

Births75 years ago

1945 – Nick Simper, English bass guitarist

Births75 years ago

1946Reinhard Karl, German mountaineer, photographer, and author (d. 1982)

Births74 years ago

1946 – Wataru Takeshita, Japanese lawyer and politician

Births74 years ago

1947Mazie Hirono, Japanese-American lawyer and politician, 9th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii

Births73 years ago

1947 – Siiri Oviir, Estonian lawyer and politician, 3rd Estonian Minister of Social Affairs

Births73 years ago

1947 – Faraj Sarkohi, Iranian journalist and critic

Births73 years ago

1948Lulu, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress

Births72 years ago

1948 – Takashi Kawamura, Japanese politician

Births72 years ago

1948 – Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian race car driver (d. 1974)

Births72 years ago

1948 – Rick Kreuger, American baseball player and coach

Births72 years ago

1948 – Rainer Zobel, German footballer, coach, and manager

Births72 years ago

1949Mike Evans, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births71 years ago

1949 – Osamu Fujimura, Japanese engineer and politician

Births71 years ago

1949 – Stephen Oliver, English biochemist and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 – Larry Holmes, American boxer and talk show host

Births71 years ago

1949 – Anna Wintour, English-American journalist

Births71 years ago

1950Massimo Mongai, Italian journalist and author (d. 2016)

Births70 years ago

1950 – Joe Queenan, American author and critic

Births70 years ago

1951Dwight Evans, American baseball player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 – Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist

Births69 years ago

1951 – André Wetzel, Dutch footballer and manager

Births69 years ago

1952Roseanne Barr, American comedian, actress, and producer

Births68 years ago

1952 – Jim Cummings, American voice actor

Births68 years ago

1952 – David Ho, Taiwanese-American scientist

Births68 years ago

1953Kate Capshaw, American actress and producer

Births67 years ago

1953 – Helios Creed, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1953 – Larry Herndon, American baseball player and coach

Births67 years ago

1953 – Dennis Miller, American comedian, producer, and talk show host

Births67 years ago

1953 – Vilma Santos, Filipino actress and politician

Births67 years ago

1954Adam Ant, English singer-songwriter and actor

Births66 years ago

1954 – Kathy Kinney, American actress and comedian

Births66 years ago

1955Teresa De Sio, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births65 years ago

1955 – Anne Milton, English nurse and politician

Births65 years ago

1955 – Phil Simms, American football player and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1956Cathy Jamieson, Scottish politician, 2nd Scottish Minister for Justice

Births64 years ago

1956 – Kevin Murphy, American actor, puppeteer, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 – Gary Ross, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 – Bob Welch, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)

Births64 years ago

1957Peter Gregson, Scottish-English engineer and academic

Births63 years ago

1957 – Dolph Lundgren, Swedish actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and martial artist

Births63 years ago

1957 – Gary Olsen, English actor (d. 2000)

Births63 years ago

1958Brady Hoke, American football coach

Births62 years ago

1959Hal Hartley, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1960Karch Kiraly, American volleyball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1960 – Ian McNabb, English singer-songwriter and musician

Births60 years ago
Births59 years ago

1961 – Dave Hahn, Japanese-American mountaineer and journalist

Births59 years ago

1962Gabe Newell, American businessman, co-founded the Valve

Births58 years ago

1962 – David J. Schiappa, American lawyer and politician

Births58 years ago

1962 – Jacqui Smith, English lawyer and politician

Births58 years ago

1963Davis Guggenheim, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 – Shigeaki Hattori, Japanese race car driver

Births57 years ago

1963 – Ian Wright, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1964Algimantas Briaunis, Lithuanian footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 – Bryan Young, New Zealand cricketer

Births56 years ago

1965Gert Heerkes, Dutch footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 – Ann Scott, French-English author

Births55 years ago

1965 – Mike Springer, American golfer

Births55 years ago

1967Mike O'Neill, Canadian ice hockey player

Births53 years ago

1967 – Mark Roberts, Welsh singer and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1967 – Steven Wilson, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births53 years ago

1968Alberto Iñurrategi, Spanish mountaineer

Births52 years ago

1968 – Paul Quantrill, Canadian baseball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1969Robert Miles, Swiss-Italian DJ and producer (d. 2017)

Births51 years ago

1969 – Niels van Steenis, Dutch rower

Births51 years ago

1970Geir Frigård, Norwegian footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 – Jeanette J. Epps, American aerospace engineer and astronaut

Births50 years ago

1971Diego Alessi, Italian race car driver

Births49 years ago

1971 – Unai Emery, Spanish football manager and former player

Births49 years ago

1971 – Dylan Moran, Irish actor, comedian, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 – Alison Williamson, English archer

Births49 years ago

1971 – Dwight Yorke, Tobagonian footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1972Ugo Ehiogu, English footballer and manager (d. 2017)

Births48 years ago

1972 – Michael Hofmann, German footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 – Marko Koers, Dutch runner

Births48 years ago

1973Ben Fogle, English television host and author

Births47 years ago

1973 – Sticky Fingaz, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births47 years ago

1973 – Christian Picciolini, American businessman and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 – Chrissie Swan, Australian radio and television host

Births47 years ago

1973 – Mick Thomson, American guitarist

Births47 years ago

1974Tariq Abdul-Wahad, French basketball player and coach

Births46 years ago

1975Darren Sharper, American football player and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1976Guillermo Franco, Argentinian-Mexican footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 – Jake Shimabukuro, American ukulele player and composer

Births44 years ago

1977Marcel Ketelaer, German footballer

Births43 years ago

1977 – Greg Plitt, American model and actor (d. 2015)

Births43 years ago

1978Tim McIlrath, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births42 years ago

1978 – Jonas Howden Sjøvaag, Norwegian drummer

Births42 years ago

1978 – Hiroko Sakai, Japanese softball player

Births42 years ago

1979Pablo Aimar, Argentinian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 – Beau McDonald, Australian footballer and coach

Births41 years ago

1980Hans Andersen, Danish motorcycle racer

Births40 years ago

1981Diego López, Spanish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 – Vicente Matías Vuoso, Argentinian-Mexican footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 – Rodrigo Millar, Chilean footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 – Sten Pentus, Estonian race car driver

Births39 years ago

1982Moniek Kleinsman, Dutch speed skater

Births38 years ago

1982 – Evgeni Plushenko, Russian figure skater

Births38 years ago

1982 – Egemen Korkmaz, Turkish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 – Janel McCarville, American professional basketball player

Births38 years ago

1983Myrna Braza, Norwegian singer-songwriter

Births37 years ago

1984Christian Bakkerud, Danish race car driver (d. 2011)

Births36 years ago

1984 – Ryo Nishikido, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor

Births36 years ago

1984 – LaMarr Woodley, American football player

Births36 years ago

1985Tyler Hansbrough, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 – Philipp Tschauner, German footballer

Births35 years ago

1986Paul Derbyshire, Italian rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 – Piet Velthuizen, Dutch footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 – Heo Young-saeng, South Korean singer

Births34 years ago

1987Courtney Barnett, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births33 years ago

1987 – Colin Kaepernick, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 – Ty Lawson, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 – Felix Schütz, German ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 – Gemma Ward, Australian model and actress

Births33 years ago

1989Paula DeAnda, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births31 years ago

1989 – Joyce Jonathan, French singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births31 years ago

1990Ellyse Perry, Australian footballer and cricketer

Births30 years ago

1992Joe Clarke, English slalom canoeist

Births28 years ago

1992 – Valeria Solovyeva, Russian tennis player

Births28 years ago

1995Kendall Jenner, American television personality and model

Births25 years ago

1997Kyle Benjamin, American race car driver

Births23 years ago

1997 – Connor McGovern, American football player

Births23 years ago

1997 – Izuchuckwu Anthony, Nigerian footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 – Filip Forejtek, Czech skier

Births23 years ago

1997 – Sarthak Golui, Indian footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 – Agustín Guiffrey, Argentinian footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 – Michael Kelly, Scottish footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 – Takumi Kitamura, Japanese actor

Births23 years ago

1997 – Marco Klepoch, Slovak figure skater

Births23 years ago

1997 – Łukasz Kozub, Polish volleyball player

Births23 years ago

1997 – Lázaro Martínez, Cuban athlete

Births23 years ago

Deaths

361Constantius II, Roman emperor (b. 317)

Deaths

644Umar, caliph (b. 584)

Deaths

753Saint Pirmin, Spanish-German monk and saint (b. 700)

Deaths

1219Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester, English baron and rebel

Deaths801 years ago
Deaths800 years ago

1254John III Doukas Vatatzes, Byzantine emperor (b. 1193)

Deaths766 years ago

1324Petronilla de Meath, Irish suspected witch

Deaths696 years ago
Deaths647 years ago

1428Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, English general and politician (b. 1388)

Deaths592 years ago
Deaths564 years ago

1580Jerónimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian and author (b. 1512)

Deaths440 years ago

1584Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and saint (b. 1538)

Deaths436 years ago

1599Andrew Báthory, Prince of Transylvania (b. c. 1563)

Deaths421 years ago

1600Richard Hooker, English priest and theologian (b. 1554)

Deaths420 years ago

1639Martin de Porres, Peruvian saint (b. 1579)

Deaths381 years ago

1643John Bainbridge, English astronomer and academic (b. 1582)

Deaths377 years ago

1643 – Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (b. 1577)

Deaths377 years ago

1676Köprülü Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, Ottoman soldier and politician, 110th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1635)

Deaths344 years ago

1711John Ernest Grabe, German theologian and academic (b. 1666)

Deaths309 years ago

1787Robert Lowth, English bishop and academic (b. 1710)

Deaths233 years ago

1793Olympe de Gouges, French playwright and activist (b. 1748)

Deaths227 years ago

1794François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and diplomat (b. 1715)

Deaths226 years ago

1850William E. Shannon, Irish-born American politician (b. 1821/1822)

Deaths170 years ago

1858Harriet Taylor Mill, English philosopher and author (b. 1807)

Deaths162 years ago

1869Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1792)

Deaths151 years ago

1890Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Swiss National Council (b. 1811)

Deaths130 years ago

1891Louis Lucien Bonaparte, English-Italian philologist and politician (b. 1813)

Deaths129 years ago

1900Carrie Steele Logan, American philanthropist, founder of the oldest black orphanage in the United States (b. ~1829)

Deaths120 years ago

1914Georg Trakl, Austrian-Polish pharmacist and poet (b. 1887)

Deaths106 years ago

1917Léon Bloy, French author and poet (b. 1846)

Deaths103 years ago

1918Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician and physicist (b. 1857)

Deaths102 years ago

1926Annie Oakley, American entertainer and target shooter (b. 1860)

Deaths94 years ago

1927Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist and author (b. 1860)

Deaths93 years ago

1929Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet and educator (b. 1883)

Deaths91 years ago

1933Pierre Paul Émile Roux, French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (b. 1853)

Deaths87 years ago

1939Charles Tournemire, French organist and composer (b. 1870)

Deaths81 years ago

1949Solomon R. Guggenheim, American art collector and philanthropist, founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (b. 1861)

Deaths71 years ago

1954Henri Matisse, French painter and sculptor (b. 1869)

Deaths66 years ago

1956Jean Metzinger, French artist, (b. 1883)

Deaths64 years ago

1957Wilhelm Reich, Ukrainian-Austrian psychotherapist and author (b. 1897)

Deaths63 years ago

1960Paul Willis, American actor and director (b. 1901)

Deaths60 years ago

1962L. O. Wenckebach, Dutch sculptor and painter (b. 1895)

Deaths58 years ago

1968Vern Stephens, American baseball player (b. 1920)

Deaths52 years ago

1969Zeki Rıza Sporel, Turkish footballer (b. 1898)

Deaths51 years ago

1973Marc Allégret, Swiss-French director and screenwriter (b. 1900)

Deaths47 years ago

1975Tajuddin Ahmad, Bangladeshi politician, 1st Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1925)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 – Muhammad Mansur Ali, Bangladeshi captain and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1919)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 – Syed Nazrul Islam, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician, President of Bangladesh (b. 1925)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 – Abul Hasnat Muhammad Qamaruzzaman, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths45 years ago

1980Caroline Mytinger, American painter and author (b. 1897)

Deaths40 years ago

1983Alfredo Antonini, Italian-American conductor and composer (b. 1901)

Deaths37 years ago

1983Jerry Pentland, Australian fighter ace (b. 1894)

Deaths37 years ago

1987Mary Shane, American sportscaster and educator (b. 1945)

Deaths33 years ago

1988Henri van Praag, Dutch philosopher, theologian, and educator (b. 1916)

Deaths32 years ago

1989Dorothy Fuldheim, American journalist (b. 1893)

Deaths31 years ago

1990Kenan Erim, Turkish archaeologist and academic (b. 1929)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 – Nusret Fişek, Turkish physician and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (b. 1914)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 – Mary Martin, American actress and singer (b. 1913)

Deaths30 years ago

1991Chris Bender, American singer (b. 1972)

Deaths29 years ago

1993Léon Theremin, Russian physicist and engineer, invented the Theremin (b. 1895)

Deaths27 years ago

1994Valter Palm, Estonian-American boxer (b. 1905)

Deaths26 years ago

1995Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician (b. 1887)

Deaths25 years ago

1996Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Central African general and politician, 2nd President of the Central African Republic (b. 1921)

Deaths24 years ago

1998Bob Kane, American author and illustrator, co-created Batman (b. 1915)

Deaths22 years ago

1999Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (b. 1928)

Deaths21 years ago

2001Ernst Gombrich, Austrian-English historian and author (b. 1909)

Deaths19 years ago

2002Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1931)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 – Jonathan Harris, American actor (b. 1914)

Deaths18 years ago

2003Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet and educator (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2004Sergejs Žoltoks, Latvian ice hockey player (b. 1972)

Deaths16 years ago

2006Paul Mauriat, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1925)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 – Marie Rudisill, American author (b. 1911)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 – Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorean footballer (b. 1937)

Deaths14 years ago

2007Aleksandr Dedyushko, Belarusian-Russian actor (b. 1962)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 – Martin Meehan, PIRA volunteer and Irish republican politician (b. 1945)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 – Ryan Shay, American runner (b. 1979)

Deaths13 years ago

2008Jean Fournet, French conductor (b. 1913)

Deaths12 years ago

2009Francisco Ayala, Spanish sociologist, author, and critic (b. 1906)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 – Archie Baird, Scottish footballer, journalist, and educator (b. 1919)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 – Carl Ballantine, American magician and actor (b. 1917)

Deaths11 years ago

2010Jerry Bock, American composer (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 – Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician and diplomat, 30th Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1938)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 – Jim Clench, Canadian bass player (b. 1949)

Deaths10 years ago

2011Peeter Kreitzberg, Estonian lawyer and politician (b. 1948)

Deaths9 years ago

2012Carmélia Alves, Brazilian singer (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – George Chesterton, English cricketer and coach (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Tommy Godwin, American-English cyclist and coach (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Mükerrem Hiç, Turkish academic, author, and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Thomas K. McCraw, American historian and academic (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 – Kailashpati Mishra, Indian activist and politician, 18th Governor of Gujarat (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2013Nick Cardy, American soldier and illustrator (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Gerard Cieślik, Polish footballer and manager (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Gamani Corea, Sri Lankan economist and diplomat (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – William J. Coyne, American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Rupert Gerritsen, Australian historian and author (b. 1953)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 – Leonard Long, Australian painter and educator (b. 1911)

Deaths7 years ago

2014Augusto Martelli, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Gordon Tullock, American economist and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 – Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Indian actor (b. 1950)

Deaths6 years ago

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

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Howard Coble, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1931)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 – Tom Graveney, English cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2016Kay Starr, American singer (b. 1922)

Deaths4 years ago

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