1869 - In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6–4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.

Events151 years ago

1947 - Meet the Press, the longest running television program in history, makes its debut.

Events73 years ago

1971 - The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.

Events49 years ago

1977 - The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.

Events43 years ago

1985 - In Colombia, leftist guerrillas of the 19th of April Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá.

Events35 years ago

1986 - Sumburgh disaster: A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2⁄2 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.

Events34 years ago

1995 - Cleveland Browns relocation controversy: Art Modell announces that he signed a deal that would relocate the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore.

Events25 years ago
Events18 years ago

2004 - An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing seven and injuring 150.

Events16 years ago

2012 - Barack Obama is reelected President of the United States

Events8 years ago

2012 - Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate.

Events8 years ago

2013 - Several small bombs explode outside a provincial office of the Communist Party of China.

Events7 years ago


1391 - Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (d. 1425)

Births629 years ago
Births541 years ago

1550 - Karin Månsdotter, Swedish queen (d. 1612)

Births470 years ago

1604 - George Ent, English scientist (d. 1689)

Births416 years ago

1814 - Adolphe Sax, Belgian-French instrument designer, invented the saxophone (d. 1894)

Births206 years ago

1841 - Nelson W. Aldrich, American businessman and politician (d. 1915)

Births179 years ago

1851 - Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (d. 1902)

Births169 years ago

1861 - James Naismith, Canadian-American physician and educator, invented basketball (d. 1939)

Births159 years ago

1880 - Yoshisuke Aikawa, Japanese businessman and politician, founded Nissan Motor Company (d. 1967)

Births140 years ago

1884 - May Brahe, Australian composer (d. 1956)

Births136 years ago

1885 - Martin O'Meara, Irish-Australian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1935)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Walter Johnson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1946)

Births133 years ago

1897 - Jack O'Connor, English cricketer (d. 1977)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Ida Lou Anderson, American orator and professor, pioneer in the field of radio broadcasting (d. 1941)

Births120 years ago

1908 - Tony Canzoneri, American boxer (d. 1959)

Births112 years ago

1921 - Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2006)

Births99 years ago

1924 - Harry Threadgold, English footballer (d. 1996)

Births96 years ago

1926 - Frank Carson, Northern Irish comedian and actor (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Zig Ziglar, American soldier, businessman, and author (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1930 - Derrick Bell, American scholar, author and critical race theorist (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Mike Nichols, German-born American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1932 - François Englert, Belgian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births88 years ago

1933 - Else Ackermann, German physician and pharmacologist (d. 2019)

Births87 years ago

1937 - Leo Goeke, American tenor and actor (d. 2012)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Mack Jones, American baseball player (d. 2004)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Michael Schwerner, American activist (d. 1964)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Leonardo Quisumbing, Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2019)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Johnny Giles, Irish footballer and manager

Births80 years ago

1941 - Guy Clark, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2016)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Doug Sahm, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1999)

Births79 years ago

1946 - Sally Field, American actress

Births74 years ago

1946 - George Young, Scottish guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2017)

Births74 years ago

1948 - Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2016)

Births72 years ago

1950 - Nimalan Soundaranayagam, Sri Lankan educator and politician (d. 2000)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad, Pakistani politician

Births70 years ago

1952 - Michael Cunningham, American novelist and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1953 - Frank Hanisch, German footballer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Brian McKechnie, New Zealand cricketer and rugby player

Births67 years ago

1955 - Mark Donaldson, New Zealand rugby player

Births65 years ago

1955 - Maria Shriver, American journalist and author

Births65 years ago

1956 - Graeme Wood, Australian cricketer and footballer

Births64 years ago

1962 - Nadezhda Kuzhelnaya, Russian pilot and former cosmonaut

Births58 years ago

1963 - Rozz Williams, American singer, musician and artist (d. 1998)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Mike Brewer, New Zealand rugby player

Births56 years ago

1967 - Shuzo Matsuoka, Japanese tennis player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1968 - Kelly Rutherford, American actress

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-American engineer and businessman, co-founded Yahoo!

Births52 years ago

1972 - Rebecca Romijn, American model and actress

Births48 years ago

1973 - David Giffin, Australian rugby player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist (d. 2009)

Births46 years ago

1978 - Erik Cole, American ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Zak Morioka, Brazilian race car driver

Births42 years ago

1979 - Adam LaRoche, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Lamar Odom, American basketball player and actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Brad Stuart, Canadian ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1981 - Kaspars Gorkšs, Latvian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Andrew Murray, Canadian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1983 - Nicole Hosp, Austrian skier

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ricky Romero, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sebastian Schachten, German footballer

Births36 years ago

1986 - Ben Rector, American singer, songwriter and musician

Births34 years ago

1986 - Conor Sammon, Irish footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Ana Ivanovic, Serbian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Naoki Miyata, Japanese footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Erik Lund, Swedish footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Emma Stone, American actress

Births32 years ago

1988 - Conchita Wurst, Austrian singer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jozy Altidore, American soccer player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Aaron Hernandez, American football player (d. 2017)

Births31 years ago

1990 - André Schürrle, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Paula Kania, Polish tennis player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Rebecca Allen, Australian basketball player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Josh Wakefield, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Isaah Yeo, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Addin Fonua-Blake, Australian-Tongan rugby league player

Births25 years ago

1997 - Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, English actor and model

Births23 years ago


Deaths1017 years ago

1312 - Christina von Stommeln, Roman Catholic mystic and stigmatic (b. 1242)

Deaths708 years ago

1406 - Pope Innocent VII (b. 1339)

Deaths614 years ago

1492 - Antoine Busnois, French composer and poet (b. 1430)

Deaths528 years ago

1656 - Jean-Baptiste Morin, French mathematician, astrologer, and astronomer (b. 1583)

Deaths364 years ago

1672 - Heinrich Schütz, German organist and composer (b. 1585)

Deaths348 years ago

1692 - Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French author and poet (b. 1619)

Deaths328 years ago

1752 - Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister (b. 1685)

Deaths268 years ago

1816 - Gouverneur Morris, American scholar, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France who died a bizarre death (b. 1752)

Deaths204 years ago

1918 - Alan Arnett McLeod, Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1899)

Deaths102 years ago

1942 - Emil Starkenstein, Czech pharmacologist and academic (b. 1884)

Deaths78 years ago

1964 - Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Clarence Williams, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1898)

Deaths55 years ago

1978 - Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (b. 1899)

Deaths42 years ago

1984 - Gastón Suárez, Bolivian author and playwright (b. 1929)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Sanjeev Kumar, Indian film actor (b. 1938)

Deaths35 years ago

1991 - Gene Tierney, American actress (b. 1920)

Deaths29 years ago

1998 - Sky Low Low, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - L. Sprague de Camp, American historian and author (b. 1907)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Just Betzer, Danish production manager and producer (b. 1944)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer and coach (b. 1919)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Johnny Warren, Australian footballer, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1943)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Rod Donald, New Zealand lawyer and politician (b. 1957)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian SS officer (b. 1921)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish skier (b. 1950)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Federico López, Mexican-Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1962)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Hilda Braid, English actress and singer (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - George Grljusich, Australian footballer and sportscaster (b. 1939)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Hank Thompson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Ron Sproat, American screenwriter and playwright (b. 1932)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Robert Lipshutz, American soldier and lawyer, 17th White House Counsel (b. 1921)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Joel Connable, American journalist and actor (b. 1973)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Clive Dunn, English actor (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Frank J. Prial, American journalist and author (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Tarla Dalal, Indian chef and author (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Burl Noggle, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1924)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ace Parker, American football and baseball player (b. 1912)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Maggie Boyle, English singer and flute player (b. 1956)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Tommy Macpherson, Scottish soldier and businessman (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rick Rosas, American bass player (b. 1949)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Bobby Campbell, English footballer and manager (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Yitzhak Navon, Israeli author, playwright, and politician, 5th President of Israel (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Richard F. Gordon Jr., American naval officer, aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut (b. 1929)

Deaths3 years ago

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