Holidays and observances

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

Events

1138 - Lý Anh Tông is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, beginning a 37-year reign.

Events882 years ago

1499 - Publication of the Catholicon, written in 1464 by Jehan Lagadeuc in Tréguier; this is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary.

Events521 years ago

1556 - Second Battle of Panipat: Fought between the forces of Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, the Hindu king at Delhi and forces of Muslim Emperor Akbar.

Events464 years ago

1605 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.

Events415 years ago

1688 - William III of England lands with a Dutch fleet at Brixham.

Events332 years ago

1757 - Seven Years' War: Frederick the Great defeats the allied armies of France and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle of Rossbach.

Events263 years ago

1768 - Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies.

Events252 years ago

1780 - French-American forces under Colonel LaBalme are defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.

Events240 years ago

1811 - Salvadoran priest José Matías Delgado, rings the bells of La Merced church in San Salvador, calling for insurrection and launching the 1811 Independence Movement.

Events209 years ago

1828 - Greek War of Independence: The French Morea expedition to recapture Morea (now the Peloponnese) ends when the last Ottoman forces depart the peninsula.

Events192 years ago

1831 - Nat Turner, American slave leader, is tried, convicted, and sentenced to death in Virginia.

Events189 years ago
Events158 years ago

1862 - American Indian Wars: In Minnesota, 303 Dakota warriors are found guilty of rape and murder of whites and are sentenced to hang. 38 are ultimately executed and the others reprieved.

Events158 years ago

1872 - Women's suffrage in the United States: In defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100.

Events148 years ago

1895 - George B. Selden is granted the first U.S. patent for an automobile.

Events125 years ago

1898 - Negrese nationalists revolt against Spanish rule and establish the short-lived Republic of Negros.

Events122 years ago

1911 - After declaring war on the Ottoman Empire on September 29, 1911, Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica.

Events109 years ago

1912 - Woodrow Wilson is elected the 28th President of the United States, defeating incumbent William Howard Taft.

Events108 years ago

1913 - King Otto of Bavaria is deposed by his cousin, Prince Regent Ludwig, who assumes the title Ludwig III.

Events107 years ago

1914 - World War I: France and the British Empire declare war on the Ottoman Empire.

Events106 years ago

1916 - The Kingdom of Poland is proclaimed by the Act of 5th November of the emperors of Germany and Austria-Hungary.

Events104 years ago

1916 - The Everett massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between the Industrial Workers of the World organizers and local police.

Events104 years ago

1917 - October Revolution: Lenin calls for the October Revolution.

Events103 years ago

1917 - Tikhon is elected the Patriarch of Moscow and of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Events103 years ago

1925 - Secret agent Sidney Reilly, the first "super-spy" of the 20th century, is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.

Events95 years ago

1940 - World War II: The British armed merchant cruiser, HMS Jervis Bay, is sunk by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer.

Events80 years ago

1940 - Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first and only President of the United States to be elected to a third term.

Events80 years ago

1943 - World War II: Bombing of the Vatican.

Events77 years ago

1950 - Korean War: British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade successfully halted the advancing Chinese 117th Division during the Battle of Pakchon.

Events70 years ago

1955 - After being destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.

Events65 years ago

1956 - Suez Crisis: British and French paratroopers land in Egypt after a week-long bombing campaign.

Events64 years ago

1968 - Richard Nixon is elected as 37th President of the United States.

Events52 years ago

1970 - The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).

Events50 years ago

1983 - Byford Dolphin diving bell accident kills five and leaves one severely injured.

Events37 years ago

1986 - USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China – the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.

Events34 years ago

1990 - Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the far-right Kach movement, is shot dead after a speech at a New York City hotel.

Events30 years ago

1995 - André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada. He is thwarted when the Prime Minister's wife locks the door.

Events25 years ago
Events24 years ago

1996 - Bill Clinton is reelected President of the United States.

Events24 years ago

2006 - Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for their roles in the 1982 massacre of 148 Shi'a Muslims.

Events14 years ago

2007 - China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1, goes into orbit around the Moon.

Events13 years ago

2007 - Android mobile operating system is unveiled by Google.

Events13 years ago

2009 - U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan murders 13 and wounds 32 at Fort Hood, Texas in the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. military installation.

Events11 years ago
Events7 years ago

2015 - An iron ore tailings dam bursts in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais flooding a valley, causing mudslides in the nearby village of Bento Rodrigues and causing at least 17 deaths and two missing.

Events5 years ago

2017 - Devin Patrick Kelley kills 26 and injured 20 in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Events3 years ago

Births

1271 - Ghazan, Mongol ruler of the Ilkhanate (d. 1304)

Births749 years ago

1436 - Richard Grey, 3rd Earl of Tankerville, Earl of Tankerville, 1450–1460 (d. 1466)

Births584 years ago

1494 - Hans Sachs, German poet and playwright (d. 1576)

Births526 years ago

1549 - Philippe de Mornay, French theologian and author (d. 1623)

Births471 years ago

1592 - Charles Chauncy, English-American pastor, theologian, and academic (d. 1672)

Births428 years ago

1607 - Anna Maria van Schurman, Dutch painter (d. 1678)

Births413 years ago

1613 - Isaac de Benserade, French poet and educator (d. 1691)

Births407 years ago
Births405 years ago

1666 - Attilio Ariosti, Italian viola player and composer (d. 1729)

Births354 years ago

1667 - Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (d. 1719)

Births353 years ago

1688 - Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1757)

Births332 years ago

1701 - Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter and educator (d. 1785)

Births319 years ago

1705 - Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, French violinist and composer (d. 1770)

Births315 years ago

1715 - John Brown, English author and playwright (d. 1766)

Births305 years ago

1722 - William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English lieutenant and politician (d. 1798)

Births298 years ago

1739 - Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish composer and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire (d. 1819)

Births281 years ago

1742 - Richard Cosway, English painter (d. 1821)

Births278 years ago

1789 - William Bland, Australian surgeon and politician (d. 1868)

Births231 years ago

1818 - Benjamin Butler, American general, lawyer, and politician, 33rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1893)

Births202 years ago

1835 - Moritz Szeps, Ukrainian-Austrian journalist and publisher (d. 1902)

Births185 years ago

1846 - Duncan Gordon Boyes, English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869)

Births174 years ago

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

Births170 years ago

1851 - Charles Dupuy, French academic and politician, 60th Prime Minister of France (d. 1923)

Births169 years ago

1854 - Alphonse Desjardins, Canadian journalist and businessman, co-founded Desjardins Group (d. 1920)

Births166 years ago

1854 - Paul Sabatier, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

Births166 years ago

1855 - Eugene V. Debs, American union leader and politician (d. 1926)

Births165 years ago

1855 - Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist and climatologist (d. 1913)

Births165 years ago

1857 - Ida Tarbell, American journalist, author, reformer, and educator (d. 1944)

Births163 years ago

1870 - Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1925)

Births150 years ago

1873 - Edwin Flack, Australian tennis player and runner (d. 1935)

Births147 years ago

1879 - Otto Wahle, Austrian-American swimmer and coach (d. 1963)

Births141 years ago

1881 - George A. Malcolm, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1961)

Births139 years ago

1883 - P Moe Nin, Burmese author and translator (d. 1940)

Births137 years ago

1884 - James Elroy Flecker, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1915)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Will Durant, American historian and philosopher (d. 1981)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Sadae Inoue, Japanese general (d. 1961)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-American pianist and educator (d. 1961)

Births133 years ago

1890 - Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter and illustrator (d. 1977)

Births130 years ago

1892 - J. B. S. Haldane, English-Indian geneticist and biologist (d. 1964)

Births128 years ago

1892 - John Alcock, captain in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force (d. 1919)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Raymond Loewy, French-American engineer and designer (d. 1986)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Beardsley Ruml, American economist and statistician (d. 1960)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Walter Gieseking, French-German pianist and composer (d. 1956)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1956)

Births125 years ago

1900 - Martin Dies, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1972)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Natalie Schafer, American actress (d. 1991)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Ethelwynn Trewavas, British ichthyologist, over a dozen fish species named in her honor (d. 1993)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Etta Moten Barnett, American actress and singer (d. 2004)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Eddie Paynter, English cricketer (d. 1979)

Births119 years ago

1904 - Cooney Weiland, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1985)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Joel McCrea, American actor (d. 1990)

Births115 years ago

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

Births115 years ago

1905 - Sajjad Zaheer, Indian author and poet (d. 1973)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Endre Kabos, Hungarian fencer (d. 1944)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer and academic (d. 2004)

Births114 years ago

1910 - John Hackett, Australian-English general and academic (d. 1997)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Marie Osborne Yeats, American actress and costume designer (d. 2010)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Roy Rogers, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1998)

Births109 years ago

1912 - W. Allen Wallis, American economist and statistician (d. 1998)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Guy Green, English-American director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Vivien Leigh, Indian-British actress (d. 1967)

Births107 years ago

1913 - John McGiver, American actor (d. 1975)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Alton Tobey, American painter and illustrator (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1917 - Jacqueline Auriol, French pilot (d. 2000)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian activist and politician, 4th Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1917 - James Lawton Collins Jr., American brigadier general (d. 2002)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Hasan Askari, Pakistani linguist, scholar, and critic (d. 1978)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Myron Floren, American accordion player and pianist (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

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

Births100 years ago

1920 - Douglass North, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Georges Cziffra, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1994)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Violet Barclay, American illustrator (d. 2010)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Yitzchok Scheiner, American-Israeli rabbi

Births98 years ago

1922 - Cecil H. Underwood, American educator and politician, 25th and 32nd Governor of West Virginia (d. 2008)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Rudolf Augstein, German soldier and journalist, co-founded Der Spiegel (d. 2002)

Births97 years ago

1926 - John Berger, English author, poet, painter, and critic (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Hirotugu Akaike, Japanese statistician (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1930 - Wim Bleijenberg, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Hans Mommsen, German historian and academic (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Leonard Herzenberg, American immunologist, geneticist, and academic (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Gil Hill, American actor, police officer and politician (d. 2016)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Harold McNair, Jamaican-English saxophonist and flute player (d. 1971)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ike Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (d. 2007)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Diane Pearson, British book editor and novelist (d. 2017)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Algirdas Lauritėnas, Lithuanian basketball player (d. 2001)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Herb Edelman, American actor (d. 1996)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Jeb Stuart Magruder, American minister and civil servant (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Lester Piggott, English jockey and trainer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Christopher Wood, English author and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Michael Dertouzos, Greek-American computer scientist and academic (d. 2001)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Uwe Seeler, German footballer and actor

Births84 years ago

1936 - Billy Sherrill, American record producer, songwriter, and arranger (d. 2015)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Chan Sek Keong, Singaporean lawyer, judge, and politician, 3rd Chief Justice of Singapore

Births83 years ago

1937 - Harris Yulin, American actor

Births83 years ago

1938 - Joe Dassin, American-French singer-songwriter (d. 1980)

Births82 years ago

1938 - César Luis Menotti, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births82 years ago

1938 - Jim Steranko, American author and illustrator

Births82 years ago

1939 - Lobsang Tenzin, Singaporean religious leader

Births81 years ago

1940 - Ted Kulongoski, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 36th Governor of Oregon

Births80 years ago

1940 - Elke Sommer, German actress

Births80 years ago

1941 - Art Garfunkel, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Yoshiyuki Tomino, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter

Births79 years ago

1942 - Pierangelo Bertoli, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American chef and author (d. 2007)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Percy Hobson, Australian high jumper

Births77 years ago

1943 - Sam Shepard, American playwright and actor (d. 2017)

Births77 years ago

1945 - Peter Pace, American general

Births75 years ago

1945 - Aleka Papariga, Greek accountant and politician

Births75 years ago

1945 - Svetlana Tširkova-Lozovaja, Russian fencer and coach

Births75 years ago

1946 - Gram Parsons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Ken Whaley, Austrian-English bass player and songwriter (d. 2013)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Quint Davis, American director and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Rubén Juárez, Argentinian singer-songwriter and bandoneon player (d. 2010)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Peter Noone, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Bob Barr, American lawyer and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Peter Hammill, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Bernard-Henri Lévy, French philosopher and author

Births72 years ago

1948 - William Daniel Phillips, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births72 years ago

1949 - Armin Shimerman, American actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Thorbjørn Jagland, Norwegian politician, 25th Prime Minister of Norway

Births70 years ago

1950 - James Kennedy, American psychologist and author

Births70 years ago

1952 - Oleh Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer and manager

Births68 years ago

1952 - Brian Muehl, American puppeteer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Vandana Shiva, Indian philosopher and author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Bill Walton, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births68 years ago

1953 - Florentino Floro, Filipino lawyer and judge

Births67 years ago

1953 - Joyce Maynard, American journalist, author, and academic

Births67 years ago

1954 - Alejandro Sabella, Argentine footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jeffrey Sachs, American economist and academic

Births66 years ago

1955 - Bernard Chazelle, French computer scientist and academic

Births65 years ago

1955 - Kris Jenner, American talent manager and businesswoman

Births65 years ago

1955 - Karan Thapar, Indian journalist and author

Births65 years ago

1956 - Jeff Watson, American guitarist and songwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - John Harwood, American journalist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Lavrentis Machairitsas, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Michael Sorridimi, Australian rugby league player

Births64 years ago

1956 - Rob Fisher, English keyboard player and songwriter (d. 1999)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Mike Score, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births63 years ago

1958 - Don Falcone, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Mo Gaffney, American actress and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Robert Patrick, American actor

Births62 years ago

1959 - Bryan Adams, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Tomo Česen, Slovenian mountaineer

Births61 years ago

1960 - René Froger, Dutch singer-songwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Tilda Swinton, English actress

Births60 years ago

1961 - Alan G. Poindexter, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2012)

Births59 years ago

1962 - Turid Birkeland, Norwegian businesswoman and politician, Norwegian Minister of Culture (d. 2015)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Abedi Pele, Ghanaian footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Marcus J. Ranum, American computer scientist and author

Births58 years ago

1963 - Hans Gillhaus, Dutch footballer and scout

Births57 years ago

1963 - Andrea McArdle, American actress and singer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Tatum O'Neal, American actress and author

Births57 years ago

1963 - Brian Wheat, American bass player and songwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jean-Pierre Papin, French footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1965 - Atul Gawande, American surgeon and journalist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Famke Janssen, Dutch model and actress

Births55 years ago

1966 - Nayim, Spanish footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - James Allen, English journalist and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1966 - Urmas Kirs, Estonian footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1967 - Marcelo D2, Brazilian rapper

Births53 years ago

1967 - Judy Reyes, American actress and producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Ricardo Fort, Argentinian actor, director, and businessman (d. 2013)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sam Rockwell, American actor

Births52 years ago

1969 - Pat Kilbane, American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Javy López, Puerto Rican-American baseball player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Chris Addison, Welsh-English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Sergei Berezin, Russian ice hockey player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jonny Greenwood, English guitarist and songwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Dana Jacobson, American sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Rob Jones, Welsh-English footballer and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and producer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Corin Nemec, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mårten Olander, Swedish golfer

Births49 years ago

1973 - Johnny Damon, American baseball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Peter Emmerich, American illustrator and educator

Births47 years ago

1973 - Gráinne Seoige, Irish journalist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Alexei Yashin, Russian ice hockey player and manager

Births47 years ago

1974 - Ryan Adams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Angela Gossow, German singer-songwriter

Births46 years ago

1974 - Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Taine Randell, New Zealand rugby player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jerry Stackhouse, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1975 - Lisa Scott-Lee, Welsh singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1976 - Sebastian Arcelus, American actor, singer, and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mr. Fastfinger, Finnish guitarist and songwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jeff Klein, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births44 years ago

1976 - Samuel Page, American actor

Births44 years ago

1977 - Maarten Tjallingii, Dutch cyclist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Richard Wright, English footballer and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Xavier Tondo, Spanish cyclist (d. 2011)

Births42 years ago

1978 - Bubba Watson, American golfer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Romi Dames, Japanese-American actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Colin Grzanna, German rugby player and surgeon

Births41 years ago

1979 - Michalis Hatzigiannis, Cypriot singer-songwriter and producer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Keith McLeod, American basketball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - David Suazo, Honduran footballer and coach

Births41 years ago

1980 - Jaime Camara, Brazilian race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Andrei Korobeinik, Estonian computer programmer, businessman, and politician

Births40 years ago

1980 - Christoph Metzelder, German footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Orkun Uşak, Turkish footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Paul Chapman, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ümit Ergirdi, Turkish footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Leah Culver, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Pownce

Births38 years ago

1982 - Bryan LaHair, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Rob Swire, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Matthew Williams, Welsh footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Alexa Chung, English model and television host

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mike Hanke, German footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Juan Morillo, Dominican baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - David Pipe, Welsh footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Jon Cornish, Canadian football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Tobias Enström, Swedish ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Nick Folk, American football player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Baruto Kaito, Estonian sumo wrestler

Births36 years ago

1984 - Eliud Kipchoge, Kenyan long distance runner

Births36 years ago

1984 - John Sutton, Australian rugby league player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Nick Tandy, English race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Nikolay Zherdev, Ukrainian-Russian ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Michel Butter, Dutch runner

Births35 years ago

1985 - Kate DeAraugo, Australian singer-songwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Alo Dupikov, Estonian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Rimo Hunt, Estonian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Pınar Saka, Turkish sprinter

Births35 years ago

1986 - BoA, South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ian Mahinmi, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nodiko Tatishvili, Georgian singer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Kevin Jonas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Chris Knierim, American figure skater

Births33 years ago

1987 - O. J. Mayo, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Virat Kohli, Indian cricketer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Andrew Boyce, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1991 - Flume, Australian DJ and producer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Shōdai Naoya, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births29 years ago

1992 - Odell Beckham Jr., American football player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Marco Verratti, Italian footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Hideya Tawada, Japanese actor and model

Births27 years ago

Deaths

964 - Fan Zhi, chancellor of the Song Dynasty

Deaths
Deaths1009 years ago
Deaths844 years ago

1235 - Elisabeth of Swabia, queen consort of Castile and León (b. 1205)

Deaths785 years ago

1370 - Casimir III the Great, Polish king (b. 1310)

Deaths650 years ago
Deaths570 years ago

1459 - John Fastolf, English soldier

Deaths561 years ago

1515 - Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter and educator (b. 1474)

Deaths505 years ago

1559 - Kanō Motonobu, Japanese painter and educator (b. 1476)

Deaths461 years ago

1605 - Nyaungyan Min, Birmese king (b. 1555)

Deaths415 years ago

1660 - Alexandre de Rhodes, French missionary and lexicographer (b. 1591)

Deaths360 years ago
Deaths360 years ago

1701 - Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, French-English colonel and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1659)

Deaths319 years ago

1714 - Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician and academic (b. 1633)

Deaths306 years ago

1752 - Carl Andreas Duker, German scholar and jurist (b. 1670)

Deaths268 years ago

1758 - Hans Egede, Norwegian-Danish bishop and missionary (b. 1686)

Deaths262 years ago

1872 - Thomas Sully, English-American painter (b. 1783)

Deaths148 years ago

1876 - Theodor von Heuglin, German explorer and ornithologist (b. 1824)

Deaths144 years ago

1879 - James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist and mathematician (b. 1831)

Deaths141 years ago

1923 - Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French author and poet (b. 1880)

Deaths97 years ago

1928 - Vlasios Tsirogiannis, Greek general (b. 1872)

Deaths92 years ago

1930 - Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)

Deaths90 years ago

1930 - Luigi Facta, Italian politician, journalist and Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1861)

Deaths90 years ago

1931 - Konrad Stäheli, Swiss target shooter (b. 1866)

Deaths89 years ago

1933 - Texas Guinan, American actress and businesswoman (b. 1884)

Deaths87 years ago

1933 - Walther von Dyck, German mathematician and academic (b. 1856)

Deaths87 years ago

1938 - Thomas Dewing, American painter and educator (b. 1851)

Deaths82 years ago

1939 - Mary W. Bacheler, American physician and Baptist medical missionary (b. 1860)

Deaths81 years ago

1941 - Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish activist (b. 1905)

Deaths79 years ago

1942 - George M. Cohan, American actor, singer, composer, author and theatre manager/owner (b. 1878)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Joseph Stella, Italian-American painter (b. 1877)

Deaths74 years ago

1950 - Mary Harris Armor, American suffragist (b. 1863)

Deaths70 years ago

1951 - Reggie Walker, South African runner (b. 1889)

Deaths69 years ago

1955 - Maurice Utrillo, French painter (b. 1883)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Art Tatum, American pianist and composer (b. 1909)

Deaths64 years ago

1960 - Ward Bond, American actor (b. 1903)

Deaths60 years ago

1960 - Donald Grey Barnhouse, American pastor and theologian (b. 1895)

Deaths60 years ago

1960 - August Gailit, Estonian author and poet (b. 1891)

Deaths60 years ago

1960 - Johnny Horton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)

Deaths60 years ago

1960 - Mack Sennett, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)

Deaths60 years ago

1963 - Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet and critic (b. 1902)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Buddy Cole, American pianist and conductor (b. 1916)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1893)

Deaths56 years ago

1971 - Sam Jones, American baseball player (b. 1925)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Alfred Schmidt, Estonian weightlifter (b. 1898)

Deaths48 years ago

1975 - Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer and actress (b. 1887)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1909)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Lionel Trilling, American critic, essayist, short story writer, and educator (b. 1905)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - René Goscinny, French author and illustrator (b. 1926)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American violinist and conductor (b. 1902)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Alexey Stakhanov, Russian-Soviet miner, the Stakhanovite movement has been named after him (b. 1906)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Al Capp, American cartoonist (b. 1909)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Louis Alter, American musician (b. 1902)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, Tibetan spiritual leader (b. 1924)

Deaths39 years ago

1985 - Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist and philologist (b. 1898)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader, 12th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1895)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Adolf Brudes, German race car driver (b. 1899)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Claude Jutra, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Bobby Nunn, American singer (b. 1925)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Eamonn Andrews, Irish radio and television host (b. 1922)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Vladimir Horowitz, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (b. 1903)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Robert Maxwell, Czech-English captain, publisher, and politician (b. 1923)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Fred MacMurray, American actor and businessman (b. 1908)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Adile Ayda, Russian-Turkish engineer and diplomat (b. 1912)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Arpad Elo, American physicist and chess player (b. 1903)

Deaths28 years ago

1996 - Eddie Harris, American saxophonist (b. 1934)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - James Robert Baker, American author and screenwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-English historian, author, and academic (b. 1909)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Peter Jackson, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster (b. 1964)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - James Goldstone, American director and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Colin Rowe, English-American architect, theorist and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Jimmie Davis, American singer-songwriter and politician, 47th Governor of Louisiana (b. 1899)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Bibi Titi Mohammed, Tanzanian politician (b. 1926)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Roy Boulting, English director and producer (b. 1913)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Milton William Cooper, American radio host, author, and activist (b. 1943)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Bobby Hatfield, American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Donald Jones, American-Dutch actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1932)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - John Fowles, English novelist (b. 1926)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Virginia MacWatters, American soprano and actress (b. 1912)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Link Wray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1929)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Bülent Ecevit, Turkish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1925)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer and manager (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Félix Luna, Argentinian lawyer, historian, and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Jill Clayburgh, American actress and singer (b. 1944)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet, journalist, and politician (b. 1943)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Shirley Verrett, American soprano and actress (b. 1931)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer-songwriter, director, and poet (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Olympe Bradna, French-American actress and dancer (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Elliott Carter, American composer and academic (b. 1908)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Leonardo Favio, Argentinian actor, singer, director and screenwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bob Kaplan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 30th Solicitor General of Canada (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Louis Pienaar, South African lawyer and diplomat, Minister of Internal Affairs (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Habibollah Asgaroladi, Iranian politician (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Juan Carlos Calabró, Argentinian actor and screenwriter (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tony Iveson, English soldier and pilot (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Charles Mosley, English genealogist and author (b. 1948)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Charlie Trotter, American chef and author (b. 1959)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Stuart Williams, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Manitas de Plata, French guitarist (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Lane Evans, American lawyer and politician (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wally Grant, American ice hockey player (b. 1927)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Abdelwahab Meddeb, Tunisian-French author, poet, and scholar (b. 1946)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - George Barris, American engineer and car designer (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer (b. 1923)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Soma Edirisinghe, Sri Lankan businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1939)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Czesław Kiszczak, Polish general and politician, 11th Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Poland (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Hans Mommsen, German historian and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

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