Holidays and observances

Commemoration Day, the anniversary of Ben Ali's succession. (Tunisia)

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

Events

335 - Athanasius is banished to Trier, on charge that he prevented a grain fleet from sailing to Constantinople.

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680 - The Sixth Ecumenical Council commences in Constantinople.

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921 - Treaty of Bonn: The Frankish kings Charles the Simple and Henry the Fowler sign a peace treaty or 'pact of friendship' (amicitia), to recognize their borders along the Rhine.

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1426 - Lam Sơn uprising: Lam Sơn rebels emerge victorious against the Ming army in the Battle of Tốt Động – Chúc Động taking place in Đông Quan, in now Hanoi.

Events594 years ago

1492 - The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the Earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

Events528 years ago
Events401 years ago

1665 - The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.

Events355 years ago

1775 - John Murray, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, starts the first mass emancipation of slaves in North America by issuing Lord Dunmore's Offer of Emancipation, which offers freedom to slaves who abandoned their colonial masters to fight with Murray and the British.

Events245 years ago

1786 - The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

Events234 years ago

1811 - Tecumseh's War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States.

Events209 years ago

1837 - In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot dead by a mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.

Events183 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: Battle of Belmont: In Belmont, Missouri, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant overrun a Confederate camp but are forced to retreat when Confederate reinforcements arrive.

Events159 years ago

1861 - The first Melbourne Cup horse race is held in Melbourne, Australia.

Events159 years ago

1874 - A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.

Events146 years ago

1885 - The completion of Canada's first transcontinental railway is symbolized by the Last Spike ceremony at Craigellachie, British Columbia.

Events135 years ago

1893 - Women's suffrage: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so.

Events127 years ago
Events120 years ago

1900 - The People's Party is founded in Cuba.

Events120 years ago

1907 - Jesús García saves the entire town of Nacozari de García by driving a burning train full of dynamite six kilometers (3.7 miles) away before it can explode.

Events113 years ago

1908 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente Canton, Bolivia.

Events112 years ago

1910 - The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

Events110 years ago

1912 - The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.

Events108 years ago

1913 - The first day of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913, a massive blizzard that ultimately killed 250 and caused over $5 million (about $118,098,000 in 2013 dollars) damage. Winds reach hurricane force on this date.

Events107 years ago

1914 - The first issue of The New Republic is published.

Events106 years ago

1914 - The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.

Events106 years ago

1916 - Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress.

Events104 years ago
Events104 years ago

1916 - Boston Elevated Railway Company's streetcar No. 393 smashes through the warning gates of the open Summer Street drawbridge in Boston, Massachusetts, plunging into the frigid waters of Fort Point Channel, killing 46 people.

Events104 years ago

1917 - The Gregorian calendar date of the October Revolution, which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October. On this date in 1917, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace.

Events103 years ago

1917 - World War I: Third Battle of Gaza ends: British forces capture Gaza from the Ottoman Empire.

Events103 years ago

1918 - The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.

Events102 years ago

1918 - Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria.

Events102 years ago

1919 - The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in 23 U.S. cities.

Events101 years ago

1920 - Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow issues a decree that leads to the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.

Events100 years ago

1929 - In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.

Events91 years ago

1931 - The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed on the anniversary of the October Revolution.

Events89 years ago
Events87 years ago

1940 - In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking.

Events79 years ago

1944 - Soviet spy Richard Sorge, a half-Russian, half-German World War I veteran, is hanged by his Japanese captors along with 34 of his ring.

Events76 years ago

1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States.

Events76 years ago

1949 - The first oil was taken in Oil Rocks (Neft Daşları), oldest offshore oil platform.

Events71 years ago

1954 - In the US, Armistice Day becomes Veterans Day.

Events66 years ago

1956 - Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt.

Events64 years ago

1956 - Hungarian Revolution: János Kádár returns to Budapest in a Soviet armored convoy, officially taking office as the next Hungarian leader. By this point, most armed resistance has been defeated.

Events64 years ago

1957 - Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.

Events63 years ago

1967 - Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city.

Events53 years ago
Events53 years ago

1972 - US President Richard Nixon is re-elected President.

Events48 years ago

1973 - The United States Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.

Events47 years ago

1975 - In Bangladesh, a joint force of people and soldiers takes part in an uprising led by Colonel Abu Taher that ousts and kills Brigadier Khaled Mosharraf, freeing the then house-arrested army chief and future president Maj-Gen. Ziaur Rahman.

Events45 years ago

1983 - United States Senate bombing: A bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No one is injured, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused.

Events37 years ago

1987 - In Tunisia, president Habib Bourguiba is overthrown and replaced by Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Events33 years ago

1989 - Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States.

Events31 years ago

1989 - David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected Mayor of New York City.

Events31 years ago

1989 - East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, is forced to resign after huge anti-government protests.

Events31 years ago

1990 - Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland.

Events30 years ago

1991 - Magic Johnson announces that he is HIV-positive and retires from the NBA.

Events29 years ago

1994 - WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.

Events26 years ago

1996 - NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.

Events24 years ago

2000 - Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case, electing George W. Bush the 43rd President of the United States.

Events20 years ago

2000 - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.

Events20 years ago

2004 - Iraq War: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

Events16 years ago

2007 - Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

Events13 years ago

2012 - An earthquake off the Pacific coast of Guatemala kills at least 52 people.

Events8 years ago

2017 - Shamshad TV is attacked by armed gunmen and suicide bombers. A security guard was killed and 20 people were wounded. ISIS claims responsibility for the attack.

Events3 years ago

Births

13 BC - Emperor Keikō of Japan (d. 130)

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630 - Constans II, Byzantine emperor (d. 668)

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994 - Ibn Hazm, Arabian philosopher and scholar (d. 1069)

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1186 - Ögedei Khan, Mongol ruler, 2nd Great Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1241)

Births834 years ago

1316 - Simeon of Russia (d. 1353)

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1456 - Margaret of Bavaria, Electress Palatine, Princess of Bavaria-Landshut by birth (d. 1501)

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1525 - Georg Cracow, German lawyer and politician (d. 1575)

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1598 - Francisco de Zurbarán, Spanish painter (d. 1664)

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

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1650 - John Robinson, English bishop and diplomat (d. 1723)

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1683 - Anton thor Helle, German-Estonian clergyman, author, and translator (d. 1748)

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1687 - William Stukeley, English archaeologist and physician (d. 1765)

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1706 - Carlo Cecere, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1761)

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1728 - James Cook, English captain, navigator, and cartographer (d. 1779)

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1750 - Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg, German poet and lawyer (d. 1819)

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1787 - Carl Carl, Polish-born actor and theatre director (d. 1854)

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1789 - Alfred Kelley, American legislator, canal builder, and railroad magnate (d. 1859)

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1800 - Platt Rogers Spencer, American calligrapher and educator (d. 1864)

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1805 - Thomas Brassey, English engineer and businessman (d. 1870)

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1818 - Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician and physiologist (d. 1896)

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1830 - Emanuele Luigi Galizia, Maltese architect and civil engineer (d. 1907)

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1832 - Andrew Dickson White, American historian, academic, and diplomat, co-founded Cornell University (d. 1918)

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1838 - Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French author and playwright (d. 1889)

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1843 - William Plankinton, American businessman, industrialist and banker (d. 1905)

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1846 - Ignaz Brüll, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1907)

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1851 - Chris von der Ahe, German-American businessman (d. 1913)

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1858 - Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian academic and activist (d. 1932)

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1860 - Jean Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general and engineer (d. 1936)

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1860 - Paul Peel, Canadian painter and academic (d. 1892)

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1861 - Jeff Milton, American police officer (d. 1947)

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1867 - Marie Curie, Polish chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)

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1872 - Lucille La Verne, American actress (d. 1945)

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1872 - Leonora Speyer, American poet and violinist (d. 1956)

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1876 - Charlie Townsend, English cricketer and lawyer (d. 1958)

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1878 - Lise Meitner, Austrian-English physicist and academic (d. 1968)

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1879 - King Baggot, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1948)

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1879 - Leon Trotsky, Russian theorist and politician, founded the Red Army (d. 1940)

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1886 - Aron Nimzowitsch, Russian-Danish chess player and theoretician (d. 1935)

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1888 - C. V. Raman, Indian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)

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1890 - Jan Matulka, Czech-American painter and illustrator (d. 1972)

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1891 - Genrikh Yagoda, director of the NKVD (d. 1938)

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1893 - Leatrice Joy, American actress (d. 1985)

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1893 - Margaret Leech, American historian and author (d. 1974)

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1896 - Esdras Minville, Canadian economist and sociologist (d. 1975)

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1897 - Herman J. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1953)

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1897 - Armstrong Sperry, American author and illustrator (d. 1976)

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1898 - Margaret Morris, American actress (d. 1968)

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1898 - Raphaël Salem, Greek-French mathematician and academic (d. 1963)

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1899 - Yitzhak Lamdan, Russian-Israeli journalist and poet (d. 1954)

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1900 - Nellie Campobello, Mexican writer who chronicled the Mexican Revolution (d. 1986)

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1901 - Norah McGuinness, Irish painter and illustrator (d. 1980)

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1903 - Ary Barroso, Brazilian pianist and composer (d. 1964)

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1903 - Dean Jagger, American actor (d. 1991)

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1903 - Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)

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1905 - William Alwyn, English composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1985)

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1906 - Eugene Carson Blake, American minister and educator (d. 1985)

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1908 - Marijac, French author and illustrator (d. 1994)

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1909 - Ruby Hurley, American activist (d. 1980)

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1909 - Norman Krasna, American director, producer, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 1984)

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1912 - Victor Beaumont, German-English actor (d. 1977)

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1913 - Albert Camus, French novelist, philosopher, and journalist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)

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1913 - Alekos Sakellarios, Greek director and screenwriter (d. 1991)

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1914 - Archie Campbell, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1987)

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1914 - R. A. Lafferty, American soldier, engineer, and author (d. 2002)

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1915 - Philip Morrison, American astrophysicist and academic (d. 2005)

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1915 - M. Athalie Range, American activist and politician (d. 2006)

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1917 - Titos Vandis, Greek actor (d. 2003)

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1918 - Paul Aussaresses, French general (d. 2013)

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1918 - Billy Graham, American minister and author (d. 2018)

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1918 - Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese singer (d. 1993)

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1919 - Ellen Stewart, American director and producer (d. 2011)

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1920 - Max Kampelman, American lawyer and diplomat (d. 2013)

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1921 - Lisa Ben, American singer-songwriter and journalist (d. 2015)

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1921 - Jack Fleck, American soldier and golfer (d. 2014)

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1921 - Susanne Hirzel, member of the White Rose (d. 2012)

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1922 - Ghulam Azam, Bangladeshi politician (d. 2014)

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1922 - Al Hirt, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1999)

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1923 - Gene Callahan, American art director and production designer (d. 1990)

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1926 - Joan Sutherland, Australian soprano (d. 2010)

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1927 - Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (d. 2013)

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1928 - Richard G. Scott, American engineer and religious leader (d. 2015)

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1929 - Jesús de Polanco, Spanish publisher and businessman (d. 2007)

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1929 - Eric Kandel, Austrian-American neuroscientist and psychiatrist, Nobel Prize laureate

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1929 - Lila Kaye, English actress (d. 2012)

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1930 - Rudy Boschwitz, German-American soldier and politician

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1931 - G. Edward Griffin, American director, producer, and author

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1935 - W. S. Rendra, Indonesian poet and playwright (d. 2009)

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1936 - Gwyneth Jones, Welsh soprano

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1937 - Mary Daheim, American journalist and author

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1938 - Dee Clark, American singer-songwriter (d. 1990)

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1938 - Jake Gibbs, American baseball player and coach

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1938 - Jim Kaat, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster

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1938 - Barry Newman, American actor

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1939 - Barbara Liskov, American computer scientist and academic

Births81 years ago

1940 - Dakin Matthews, American actor, director, and playwright

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1940 - Antonio Skármeta, Chilean author and academic

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1941 - Madeline Gins, American poet and architect (d. 2014)

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1941 - Angelo Scola, Italian cardinal and philosopher

Births79 years ago

1942 - Tom Peters, American businessman and author

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1942 - Johnny Rivers, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

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1942 - Jean Shrimpton, English model and actress

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1943 - Silvia Cartwright, New Zealand lawyer, judge, and politician, 18th Governor-General of New Zealand

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1943 - Stephen Greenblatt, American theorist, scholar, and critic

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1943 - Boris Gromov, Russian general and politician, Governor of Moscow Oblast

Births77 years ago

1943 - Joni Mitchell, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Michael Spence, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births77 years ago

1944 - Luigi Riva, Italian footballer and manager

Births76 years ago

1944 - Peter Wilby, English journalist

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1945 - Joe Niekro, American baseball player (d. 2006)

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1946 - Chrystos, American writer and activist

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1947 - Bob Anderson, English darts player

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1947 - Rebecca Eaton, American television producer

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1947 - Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese baseball player and coach

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1947 - Ron Leavitt, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2008)

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1947 - Sondhi Limthongkul, Thai journalist and politician

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1948 - Stephen Green, Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint, English businessman and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - Buck Martinez, American baseball player and manager

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1948 - Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian race car driver

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1949 - Stephen Bruton, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2009)

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1949 - Steven Stucky, American composer and academic (d. 2016)

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1949 - David S. Ware, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2012)

Births71 years ago

1950 - Lindsay Duncan, Scottish actress

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1950 - John Lang, Australian rugby league player and coach

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1951 - Gerard F. Gilmore, New Zealand astronomer and academic

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1951 - Kevin MacMichael, Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and record producer (d. 2002)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Lawrence O'Donnell, American journalist and talk show host

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1951 - John Tamargo, American baseball player and coach

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1952 - Modibo Sidibé, Sudanese-Malian police officer and politician, Prime Minister of Mali

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1952 - Valeriy Zuyev, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2016)

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1953 - Maire Aunaste, Estonian journalist and author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Erik Balke, Norwegian saxophonist and composer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Christopher Foster, English bishop

Births67 years ago

1953 - Lucinda Green, English equestrian and journalist

Births67 years ago

1954 - James Gray, Scottish politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Guy Gavriel Kay, Canadian lawyer and author

Births66 years ago

1954 - Gil Junger, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Kamal Haasan, Tamil actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

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1956 - Mikhail Alperin, Ukrainian pianist and composer (d. 2018)

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1956 - Jonathan Palmer, English race car driver and businessman

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1956 - Judy Tenuta, American actress, producer, screenwriter, and accordion player

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1957 - John Benitez, American DJ, songwriter, and producer

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1957 - King Kong Bundy, American wrestler (d. 2019)

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1957 - Christopher Knight, American actor

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1958 - Dmitry Kozak, Russian politician; Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

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1959 - Billy Gillispie, American basketball player and coach

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1959 - Alexandre Guimarães, Brazilian-Costa Rican footballer and manager

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1960 - Tommy Thayer, American guitarist and songwriter

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1960 - Shyamaprasad, Indian filmmaker

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1961 - Orlando Mercado, American baseball player and coach

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1962 - Tracie Savage, American actress and journalist

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1962 - Dirk Shafer, American model, actor, and director (d. 2015)

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1963 - John Barnes, Jamaican-English footballer and manager

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1963 - Sam Graves, American farmer and politician

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1964 - Troy Beyer, American actress, director, and screenwriter

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1964 - Philip Hollobone, English soldier and politician

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1964 - Liam Ó Maonlaí, Irish keyboard player and songwriter

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1964 - Dana Plato, American actress (d. 1999)

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1964 - Bonnie St. John, American skier and scholar

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1965 - Steve Parkin, English footballer and manager

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1965 - Sigrun Wodars, German runner and physiotherapist

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1966 - Calvin Borel, American jockey

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1967 - Steve DiGiorgio, American singer-songwriter and bass player

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1967 - David Guetta, French DJ, record producer, remixer, and songwriter

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1967 - Hikaru Ijūin, Japanese radio host

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1967 - Rafael Herbert Reyes, Dominican wrestler

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1967 - Sharleen Spiteri, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress

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1968 - Russ Springer, American baseball player

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1969 - Michelle Clunie, American actress

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1969 - Hélène Grimaud, French pianist

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1969 - Michel Picard, Canadian ice hockey player and scout

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1970 - Andy Houston, American race car driver

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1970 - Marc Rosset, Swiss-Monacan tennis player

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1970 - Morgan Spurlock, American director, producer, and screenwriter

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1970 - Paul Ware, English footballer (d. 2013)

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1971 - Jamie Drummond, Scottish-Canadian journalist and critic

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1971 - Robin Finck, American guitarist and songwriter

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1971 - Matthew Ryan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

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1971 - Trivikram Srinivas, Indian director and screenwriter

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1972 - Danny Grewcock, English rugby player

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1972 - Jason London, American actor and producer

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1972 - Jeremy London, American actor and producer

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1972 - Hasim Rahman, American boxer

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1972 - Marcus Stewart, English footballer and coach

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1973 - Catê, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2011)

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1973 - Yunjin Kim, South Korean-American actress

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1973 - Martín Palermo, Argentinian footballer and manager

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1974 - Kris Benson, American baseball player

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1974 - Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Jamaican hurdler

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1974 - Christian Gómez, Argentinian footballer

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1974 - Chris Summers, Norwegian drummer

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1975 - Venkat Prabhu, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter

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1976 - Rob Caggiano, American guitarist and producer

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1976 - Mark Philippoussis, Australian tennis player and model

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1977 - Lindsay Czarniak, American journalist and sportscaster

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1977 - Andres Oper, Estonian footballer

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1977 - María Sánchez Lorenzo, Spanish tennis player

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1977 - Anthony Thomas, American football player and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Mohamed Aboutrika, Egyptian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Elisabeth Bachman, American volleyball player and coach

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1978 - Rio Ferdinand, English footballer

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1978 - Tomoya Nagase, Japanese singer-songwriter

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1978 - Barry Robson, Scottish footballer

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1978 - Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Dutch footballer

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1979 - Mike Commodore, Canadian ice hockey player

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1979 - Will Demps, American football player

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1979 - Danny Fonseca, Costa Rican footballer

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1979 - Barney Harwood, English television host and actor

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1979 - Jon Peter Lewis, American singer-songwriter and actor

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1979 - Amy Purdy, American actress, model and snowboarder

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1979 - Joey Ryan, American wrestler

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1979 - Otep Shamaya, American singer-songwriter and actress

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1980 - Karthik, Indian singer-songwriter

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1980 - Sergio Bernardo Almirón, Argentinian footballer

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1980 - Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast

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1980 - James Franklin, New Zealand cricketer

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1980 - Luciana Salazar, Argentinian model, actress, and singer

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1981 - Muhammad Hassan, American wrestler and educator

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1981 - Nana Katase, Japanese model, actress, and singer

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1981 - Anushka Shetty, Indian actress

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1981 - Rina Uchiyama, Japanese actress and model

Births39 years ago

1982 - Pascal Leclaire, Canadian ice hockey player

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1983 - Adam DeVine, American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and singer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Forrest Kline, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Esmerling Vásquez, Dominican baseball player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Mihkel Aksalu, Estonian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jonathan Bornstein, American soccer player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Gervais Randrianarisoa, Malagasy footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Amelia Vega, Dominican actress and singer, Miss Universe 2003

Births36 years ago

1985 - Sebastian Aldén, Swedish motorcycle racer

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1985 - Lucas Neff, American actor

Births35 years ago

1986 - Andy Hull, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births34 years ago

1986 - David Nelson, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Doukissa Nomikou, Greek model and television host

Births34 years ago

1987 - Mitch Brown, Australian rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Marek Semjan, Slovak tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukrainian tennis player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Simone Favaro, Italian rugby player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Thomas Schneider, German sprinter

Births32 years ago

1988 - Tinie Tempah, English rapper and producer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Russian singer and political activist

Births31 years ago

1990 - Daniel Ayala, Spanish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Matt Corby, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births30 years ago

1990 - David de Gea, Spanish footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Joelle Hadjia, Australian singer-songwriter

Births30 years ago

1991 - Felix Rosenqvist, Swedish race car driver

Births29 years ago

1992 - Apisai Koroisau, Australian-Fijian rugby league player

Births28 years ago

1994 - Haruna Iikubo, Japanese singer and actress

Births26 years ago

1996 - Lorde, New Zealand singer-songwriter

Births24 years ago

1997 - Erika Hendsel, Estonian tennis player

Births23 years ago

1997 - Nana Okada, Japanese singer

Births23 years ago

Deaths

691 - Cen Changqian, official of the Tang Dynasty

Deaths

691 - Ge Fuyuan, official of the Tang Dynasty

Deaths1329 years ago

927 - Zhu Shouyin, general of Later Tang

Deaths

1173 - Uijong of Goryeo, Korean monarch of the Goryeo dynasty (b. 1127)

Deaths847 years ago

1225 - Engelbert II of Berg, German archbishop and saint (b. 1186)

Deaths795 years ago
Deaths523 years ago

1550 - Jón Arason, Icelandic bishop and poet (b. 1484)

Deaths470 years ago

1561 - Jeanne de Jussie, Swiss nun and writer (b. 1503)

Deaths459 years ago

1562 - Maldeo Rathore, Rao of Marwar (b. 1511)

Deaths458 years ago

1574 - Solomon Luria, Polish rabbi and educator (b. 1510)

Deaths446 years ago

1581 - Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar (b. 1505)

Deaths439 years ago

1599 - Gasparo Tagliacozzi, Italian surgeon and educator (b. 1546)

Deaths421 years ago

1627 - Jahangir, Mughal emperor (b. 1569)

Deaths393 years ago

1633 - Cornelis Drebbel, Dutch inventor (b. 1572)

Deaths387 years ago

1639 - Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, English politician (b. 1560)

Deaths381 years ago
Deaths378 years ago

1713 - Elizabeth Barry, English actress (b. 1658)

Deaths307 years ago

1809 - Paul Sandby, English painter and cartographer (b. 1725)

Deaths211 years ago

1837 - Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American minister and journalist (b. 1809)

Deaths183 years ago

1862 - Bahadur Shah II, Mughal emperor (b. 1775)

Deaths158 years ago

1872 - Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (b. 1833)

Deaths148 years ago

1881 - John MacHale, Irish archbishop (b. 1791)

Deaths139 years ago

1906 - Heinrich Seidel, German engineer and poet (b. 1842)

Deaths114 years ago

1907 - Jesús García, Mexican railroad brakeman (b. 1881)

Deaths113 years ago

1913 - Alfred Russel Wallace, Welsh-English biologist and geographer (b. 1823)

Deaths107 years ago

1916 - Henry Ward Ranger, American painter and academic (b. 1858)

Deaths104 years ago

1919 - Hugo Haase, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1863)

Deaths101 years ago

1922 - Sam Thompson, American baseball player (b. 1860)

Deaths98 years ago

1923 - Ashwini Kumar Dutta, Indian educator and philanthropist (b. 1856)

Deaths97 years ago

1930 - Ōkido Moriemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 23rd Yokozuna (b. 1878)

Deaths90 years ago

1933 - Harold Weber, American golfer and architect (b. 1882)

Deaths87 years ago

1941 - Frank Pick, English lawyer and businessman (b. 1878)

Deaths79 years ago

1944 - Richard Sorge, Azerbaijani-German journalist and spy (b. 1895)

Deaths76 years ago

1944 - Hannah Szenes, Hungarian-Israeli soldier and poet (b. 1921)

Deaths76 years ago

1947 - K. Natesa Iyer, Indian-Sri Lankan journalist and politician (b. 1887)

Deaths73 years ago

1959 - Victor McLaglen, English-American boxer and actor (b. 1883)

Deaths61 years ago

1962 - Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States (b. 1884)

Deaths58 years ago

1964 - Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1863)

Deaths56 years ago

1966 - Rube Bressler, American baseball player (b. 1894)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - John Nance Garner, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (b. 1868)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Gordon Coventry, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1901)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, cryptographer, and academic (b. 1906)

Deaths52 years ago

1974 - Eric Linklater, Welsh-Scottish author and academic (b. 1899)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Piero Dusio, Italian footballer, businessman and race car driver (b. 1899)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Jivraj Narayan Mehta, Indian surgeon and politician, 6th Chief Minister of Gujarat (b. 1887)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Gene Tunney, American boxer and actor (b. 1897)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - İlhan Erdost, Turkish publisher (b. 1944)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (b. 1930)

Deaths40 years ago

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

Deaths39 years ago

1983 - Germaine Tailleferre, French pianist and composer (b. 1892)

Deaths37 years ago

1986 - Tracy Pew, Australian bass player (b. 1957)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Bill Hoest, American cartoonist (b. 1926)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Lawrence Durrell, British novelist, poet, dramatist, (b. 1912)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Tom Clancy, Irish singer and actor, (b. 1924)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Tom of Finland, Finnish illustrator (b. 1920)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Alexander Dubček, Slovak soldier and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Jack Kelly, American actor and politician (b. 1927)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Adelaide Hall, American-English singer, actress, and dancer (b. 1901)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Charles Aidman, American stage, film, and television actor (b. 1925)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Shorty Rogers, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1924)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1942)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Claude Ake, Nigerian political scientist and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Jaja Wachuku, Nigerian lawyer and politician, Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1918)

Deaths24 years ago

2000 - Ingrid of Sweden (b. 1910)

Deaths20 years ago

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

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian publisher and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (b. 1910)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Anthony Shaffer, English author and playwright (b. 1926)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Rudolf Augstein, German journalist, co-founded Der Spiegel (b. 1923)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Howard Keel, American actor and singer (b. 1919)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Harry Thompson, English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1960)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Aino Kukk, Estonian chess player and engineer (b. 1930)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Bryan Pata, American football player (b. 1984)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Johnny Sain, American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist and politician, co-founded L'Express (b. 1924)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Polly Umrigar, Indian cricketer and manager (b. 1926)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Earl Dodge, American activist and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - George W. George, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1920)

Deaths13 years ago

2011 - Joe Frazier, American boxer (b. 1944)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Takanosato Toshihide, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1952)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Carmen Basilio, American boxer (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kevin O'Donnell, Jr., American author (b. 1950)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Glenys Page, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sandy Pearson, Australian general (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Darrell Royal, American football player and coach (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Arthur K. Snyder, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - John Cole, Irish-English journalist and author (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ian Davies, Australian basketball player and coach (b. 1956)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ron Dellow, English footballer and manager (b. 1914)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Joey Manley, American publisher, founded Modern Tales (b. 1965)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jack Mitchell, American photographer and author (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Manfred Rommel, German lawyer and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Lincoln D. Faurer, American general (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kajetan Kovič, Slovenian journalist and poet (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Allen Ripley, American baseball player (b. 1952)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Bappaditya Bandopadhyay, Indian director and poet (b. 1970)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ri Ul-sol, North Korean marshal and politician (b. 1921)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1934)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Janet Reno, American lawyer and government official; Attorney General of the United States (1993–2001) (b. 1938)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Jimmy Young, British singer and radio personality (b. 1921)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Roy Halladay, American baseball player (b. 1977)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Carl Sargeant, Welsh Assembly minister (b. 1968)

Deaths3 years ago

2019 - Janette Sherman, American physician, author, and pioneer in occupational and environmental health (b. 1930)

Deaths1 years ago

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