Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while November 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in November. (Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Grandparents Day can fall, while November 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in November. (South Sudan)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Heir to the Throne's Birthday can fall, while November 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Monday in November. (Tuvalu)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which National Day of the Pupusa can fall, while November 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in November. (El Salvador)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Remembrance Sunday can fall, while November 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday in November. (United Kingdom)

Holidays and observances

Latest day on which Election Day can fall, while November 2 is the earliest; observed on the first Tuesday after a Monday in November. (United States)

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Events

Events

1278 - Trần Thánh Tông, the second emperor of the Trần dynasty, decides to pass the throne to his crown prince Trần Khâm and take up the post of Retired Emperor.

Events742 years ago

1291 - The Republic of Venice enacts a law confining most of Venice's glassmaking industry to the "island of Murano".

Events729 years ago

1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration.

Events501 years ago

1520 - Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people mostly noblemen.

Events500 years ago

1576 - Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent: The States General of the Netherlands meet and unite to oppose Spanish occupation.

Events444 years ago

1602 - The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford is opened to the public.

Events418 years ago

1605 - Robert Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.

Events415 years ago

1614 - Japanese daimyō Dom Justo Takayama is exiled to the Philippines by shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu for being Christian.

Events406 years ago

1620 - The Battle of White Mountain takes place near Prague, ending in a decisive Catholic victory in only two hours.

Events400 years ago

1644 - The Shunzhi Emperor, the third emperor of the Qing dynasty, is enthroned in Beijing after the collapse of the Ming dynasty as the first Qing emperor to rule over China.

Events376 years ago

1745 - Charles Edward Stuart invades England with an army of ~5000 that would later participate in the Battle of Culloden.

Events275 years ago

1837 - Mary Lyon founds Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, which later becomes Mount Holyoke College.

Events183 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: The "Trent Affair": The USS San Jacinto stops the British mail ship Trent and arrests two Confederate envoys, sparking a diplomatic crisis between the UK and US.

Events159 years ago

1889 - Montana is admitted as the 41st U.S. state.

Events131 years ago

1892 - The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time.

Events128 years ago

1895 - While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.

Events125 years ago

1901 - Gospel riots: Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.

Events119 years ago
Events103 years ago

1923 - Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the German government.

Events97 years ago

1932 - Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected as the 32nd President of the United States, defeating incumbent president Herbert Hoover.

Events88 years ago

1933 - Great Depression: New Deal: US President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million unemployed.

Events87 years ago

1936 - Spanish Civil War: Francoist troops fail in their effort to capture Madrid, but begin the 3-year Siege of Madrid afterwards.

Events84 years ago

1937 - The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.

Events83 years ago

1939 - Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.

Events81 years ago

1939 - In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.

Events81 years ago

1940 - Greco-Italian War: The Italian invasion of Greece fails as outnumbered Greek units repulse the Italians in the Battle of Elaia–Kalamas.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: French Resistance coup in Algiers, in which 400 civilian French patriots neutralize Vichyist XIXth Army Corps after 15 hours of fighting, and arrest several Vichyist generals, allowing the immediate success of Operation Torch in Algiers.

Events78 years ago

1950 - Korean War: United States Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown, while piloting an F-80 Shooting Star, shoots down two North Korean MiG-15s in the first jet aircraft-to-jet aircraft dogfight in history.

Events70 years ago

1957 - Pan Am Flight 7 disappears between San Francisco and Honolulu. Wreckage and bodies are discovered a week later.

Events63 years ago

1957 - Operation Grapple X, Round C1: The United Kingdom conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific.

Events63 years ago

1960 - John F. Kennedy is elected as the 35th President of the United States.

Events60 years ago

1965 - The British Indian Ocean Territory is created, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.

Events55 years ago

1965 - The Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom, except in cases of high treason, "piracy with violence" (piracy with intent to kill or cause grievous bodily harm), arson in royal dockyards and espionage, as well as other capital offences under military law. The death penalty would be abolished in all cases in 1998.

Events55 years ago

1965 - The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War, while the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fight one of the first set-piece engagements of the war between Australian forces and the Viet Cong at the Battle of Gang Toi.

Events55 years ago

1966 - Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate since Reconstruction.

Events54 years ago

1966 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.

Events54 years ago

1968 - The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic is signed to facilitate international road traffic and to increase road safety by standardising the uniform traffic rules among the signatories.

Events52 years ago

1972 - HBO launches its programming, with the broadcast of the 1971 movie Sometimes a Great Notion, starring Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.

Events48 years ago

1973 - The right ear of John Paul Getty III is delivered to a newspaper outlet along with a ransom note, convincing his father to pay US$2.9 million.

Events47 years ago

1977 - Manolis Andronikos, a Greek archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.

Events43 years ago

1983 - TAAG Angola Airlines Flight 462 crashes after takeoff from Lubango Airport killing all 130 people on board. UNITA claims to have shot down the aircraft, though this is disputed.

Events37 years ago

1987 - Remembrance Day bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.

Events33 years ago

1988 - U.S. Vice President George H. W. Bush is elected as the 41st president.

Events32 years ago

1994 - Republican Revolution: On the night of the 1994 United States midterm elections, Republicans make historic electoral gains by securing massive majorities in both houses of congress (54 seats in the House and eight seats in the Senate, additionally). Thus bringing a close to four decades of Democratic domination.

Events26 years ago

1999 - Bruce Miller is killed at his junkyard near Flint, Michigan. His wife Sharee Miller, who convinced her online lover Jerry Cassaday to kill him (before later killing himself) was convicted of the crime, in what became the world's first Internet murder.

Events21 years ago

2002 - Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441: The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face "serious consequences".

Events18 years ago

2004 - Iraq War: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

Events16 years ago

2006 - Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the Israeli Defense Force kill 19 Palestinian civilians in their homes during the shelling of Beit Hanoun.

Events14 years ago

2011 - The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passes 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.

Events9 years ago

2013 - Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, strikes the Visayas region of the Philippines; the storm left at least 6,340 people dead with over 1,000 still missing, and caused $2.86 billion (2013 USD) in damage.

Events7 years ago

2016 - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the BJP party led NDA government, publicly announced the withdrawal of 500 and 1000 denomination banknotes only a few hours before the implementation/imposition of diktat, i.e. from midnight, starting of November 9 (9-11 as per Indian date recordings), from the Indian economy, without popular consent, rendering 86% of Indian currency in circulation invalid.

Events4 years ago

2016 - Donald Trump is elected the 45th President of the United States, defeating Hillary Clinton, the first woman ever to be nominated for the job.

Events4 years ago

Births

AD 30 - Nerva, Roman emperor (d. 98)

Births

1407 - Alain de Coëtivy, French cardinal (d. 1474)

Births613 years ago

1417 - Philipp I, Count of Hanau-Lichtenberg (1458–1480) (d. 1480)

Births603 years ago

1456 - Queen Gonghye, Korean royal consort (d. 1474)

Births564 years ago

1491 - Teofilo Folengo, Italian monk and poet (d. 1544)

Births529 years ago

1543 - Lettice Knollys, Countess of Essex and lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I of England (d. 1634)

Births477 years ago

1555 - Nyaungyan Min, King of Burma (d. 1605)

Births465 years ago
Births457 years ago
Births448 years ago
Births398 years ago

1656 - Edmond Halley, English astronomer and mathematician (d. 1742)

Births364 years ago

1706 - Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German philosopher and judge (d. 1772)

Births314 years ago

1710 - Sarah Fielding, English author (d. 1768)

Births310 years ago

1723 - John Byron, English admiral and politician, 24th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1786)

Births297 years ago

1725 - Johann George Tromlitz, German flute player and composer (d. 1805)

Births295 years ago

1738 - Barbara Catharina Mjödh, Finnish poet (d. 1776)

Births282 years ago

1763 - Otto Wilhelm Masing, German-Estonian linguist and author (d. 1832)

Births257 years ago
Births252 years ago

1772 - William Wirt, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Attorney General (d. 1834)

Births248 years ago

1788 - Mihály Bertalanits, Slovene poet and educator (d. 1853)

Births232 years ago

1855 - Nikolaos Triantafyllakos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1939)

Births165 years ago

1831 - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, English poet and diplomat, 30th Governor-General of India (d. 1880)

Births189 years ago

1836 - Milton Bradley, American businessman, founded the Milton Bradley Company (d. 1911)

Births184 years ago

1837 - Ilia Chavchavadze, Georgian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1907)

Births183 years ago

1847 - Jean Casimir-Perier, French politician, 6th President of France (d. 1907)

Births173 years ago

1847 - Bram Stoker, Irish novelist and critic, created Count Dracula (d. 1912)

Births173 years ago

1848 - Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and philosopher (d. 1925)

Births172 years ago

1854 - Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1919)

Births166 years ago

1866 - Herbert Austin, 1st Baron Austin, English businessman, founded the Austin Motor Company (d. 1941)

Births154 years ago

1868 - Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician and academic (d. 1942)

Births152 years ago

1878 - Dorothea Bate, English palaeontologist and archaeozoologist (d. 1951)

Births142 years ago

1881 - Clarence Gagnon, Canadian painter and illustrator (d. 1942)

Births139 years ago

1883 - Arnold Bax, English composer and poet (d. 1953)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Charles Demuth, American painter (d. 1935)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (d. 1922)

Births136 years ago

1885 - George Bouzianis, Greek painter (d. 1959)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Hans Cloos, German geologist and academic (d. 1951)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect and academic (d. 1966)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general and politician, 4th Japanese Military Governors of the Philippines (d. 1946)

Births135 years ago

1888 - David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1974)

Births132 years ago

1893 - Prajadhipok, Thai king (d. 1941)

Births127 years ago

1896 - Erika Abels d'Albert, Austrian painter and graphic artist (d. 1975)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (d. 1977)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Dorothy Day, American journalist and activist (d. 1980)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Marie Prevost, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1937)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Margaret Mitchell, American journalist and author (d. 1949)

Births120 years ago

1904 - Cedric Belfrage, English-American journalist and author, co-founded the National Guardian (d. 1990)

Births116 years ago

1908 - Martha Gellhorn, American journalist and author (d. 1998)

Births112 years ago

1910 - James McCormack, American general (d. 1975)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Al Brosch, American golfer (d. 1975)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Robert Jackson, Australian public servant and diplomat (d. 1991)

Births109 years ago

1912 - June Havoc, American actress, singer and dancer (d. 2010)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Stylianos Pattakos, Greek general and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2016)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Lou Ambers, American boxer (d. 1995)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Norman Lloyd, American actor, director, and producer

Births106 years ago

1918 - Kazuo Sakamaki, Japanese soldier (d. 1999)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Hermann Zapf, German typographer and calligrapher (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1919 - James S. Ackerman, American historian and academic (d. 2016)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Sitara Devi, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Esther Rolle, American actress (d. 1998)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Eugênio Sales, Brazilian cardinal (d. 2012)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Douglas Townsend, American composer, musicologist, and academic (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon and academic (d. 2001)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Thea D. Hodge, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2008)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1996)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Yisrael Friedman, Romanian-born Israeli rabbi (d. 2017)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Jack Kilby, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Johnny Bower, Canadian ice hockey player and soldier (d. 2017)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Joe Flynn, American actor (d. 1974)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Robert V. Hogg, American statistician and academic (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Victorinus Youn Kong-hi, South Korean archbishop

Births96 years ago
Births96 years ago

1926 - Carroll E. Lanier, American sailor and politician (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Darleane C. Hoffman, American nuclear chemist

Births94 years ago

1927 - L. K. Advani, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India

Births93 years ago

1927 - Ken Dodd, English singer / comedian (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Chris Connor, American singer (d. 2009)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Nguyễn Khánh, Vietnamese general and politician, 4th President of the Republic of Vietnam (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Patti Page, American singer and actress (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Des Corcoran, Australian politician, 37th Premier of South Australia (d. 2004)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Bobby Bowden, American football player and coach

Births91 years ago

1929 - António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher and academic

Births91 years ago

1931 - Jim Redman, English-Rhodesian motorcycle racer

Births89 years ago

1931 - Morley Safer, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 2016)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Paolo Taviani, Italian film director and screenwriter

Births89 years ago

1932 - Stéphane Audran, French actress (d. 2018)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Ben Bova, American journalist and author

Births88 years ago

1933 - Peter Arundell, English race car driver (d. 2009)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Alain Delon, French-Swiss actor, producer, screenwriter

Births85 years ago

1935 - Stratos Dionysiou, Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1990)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian cardinal (d. 2008)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Virna Lisi, Italian actress (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Driss Basri, Moroccan police officer and politician (d. 2007)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Richard Stoker, English composer, author, and poet

Births82 years ago

1939 - Meg Wynn Owen, Welsh actress

Births81 years ago

1941 - Nerys Hughes, Welsh actress

Births79 years ago

1942 - Angel Cordero Jr., Puerto Rican-American jockey

Births78 years ago

1942 - Sandro Mazzola, Italian footballer and sportscaster

Births78 years ago

1943 - Martin Peters, English footballer and manager (d. 2019)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Bonnie Bramlett, American singer and actress

Births76 years ago

1945 - Arduino Cantafora, Italian-Swiss architect, painter, and author

Births75 years ago

1945 - John Farrar, Australian-born music producer, songwriter, arranger, singer, and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Don Murray, American drummer (d. 1996)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Vincent Nichols, English cardinal

Births75 years ago

1945 - Arnold Rosner, American composer (d. 2013)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Guus Hiddink, Dutch footballer and manager

Births74 years ago

1946 - Roy Wood, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Michael Perham, English bishop (d. 2017)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Minnie Riperton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Margaret Rhea Seddon, American physician and astronaut

Births73 years ago

1947 - Lewis Yocum, American physician and surgeon (d. 2013)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Dale Gardner, American captain and astronaut (d. 2014)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Wayne LaPierre, American businessman, author, and activist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Bonnie Raitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1950 - Mary Hart, American journalist and actress

Births70 years ago

1951 - Gerald Alston, American R&B singer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Larry Burnett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1951 - Alfredo Astiz, Argentinian captain

Births69 years ago

1951 - Laura Cox, English lawyer and judge

Births69 years ago

1951 - Peter Suber, American philosopher and academic

Births69 years ago

1952 - John Denny, American baseball player and coach

Births68 years ago

1952 - Christie Hefner, American publisher and businesswoman

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jerry Remy, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births68 years ago

1952 - Alfre Woodard, American actress

Births68 years ago

1953 - Giorgos Foiros, Greek footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1953 - John Musker, American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1953 - Nand Kumar Patel, Indian politician (d. 2013)

Births67 years ago

1954 - David Bret, French-English journalist and author

Births66 years ago

1954 - Michael D. Brown, American lawyer and radio host

Births66 years ago

1954 - Timothy Egan, American journalist and author

Births66 years ago

1954 - Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese-British novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer.

Births66 years ago

1954 - Rickie Lee Jones, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Thanasis Pafilis, Greek jurist and politician

Births66 years ago

1955 - Patricia Barber, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jeffrey Ford, American author and educator

Births65 years ago

1956 - Mari Boine, Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Richard Curtis, New Zealand-English screenwriter, film and television producer, and film director

Births64 years ago

1956 - Steven Miller, American record producer and engineer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Alan Curbishley, English footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1957 - Tim Shaw, American swimmer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Porl Thompson, English guitarist and songwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Hardi Volmer, Estonian singer and director

Births63 years ago

1958 - Don Byron, American clarinet player and composer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ken Lamberton, American author and educator

Births62 years ago

1958 - Selçuk Yula, Turkish footballer and journalist (d. 2013)

Births62 years ago

1959 - Miroslav Janů, Czech footballer and manager (d. 2013)

Births61 years ago

1959 - Chi Chi LaRue, American drag queen performer and director

Births61 years ago

1960 - Oleg Menshikov, Russian actor, singer, and director

Births60 years ago

1960 - Michael Nyqvist, Swedish actor and producer (d. 2017)

Births60 years ago

1961 - Micky Adams, English footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Leif Garrett, American singer, actor, and television personality

Births59 years ago

1963 - Paul McKenna, English hypnotist and author

Births57 years ago

1965 - Jeff Blauser, American baseball player and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 - Craig Chester, American actor and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mike Matarazzo, American bodybuilder and boxer (d. 2014)

Births55 years ago

1966 - Gordon Ramsay, British chef, restaurateur, and television host/personality

Births54 years ago

1967 - Henry Rodriguez, Dominican baseball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Courtney Thorne-Smith, American actress

Births53 years ago

1968 - Keith Jones, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1968 - José Offerman, Dominican baseball player and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Parker Posey, American actress

Births52 years ago

1970 - Tom Anderson, American businessman, co-founded Myspace

Births50 years ago

1970 - David Hemp, Bermudian cricketer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Michael Jackson, Canadian actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Diana King, Jamaican singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - José Porras, Costa Rican footballer and coach

Births50 years ago

1971 - Carlos Atanes, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Tech N9ne, American musician, record producer, and actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Chris Fydler, Australian swimmer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Gretchen Mol, American model and actress

Births48 years ago

1973 - Sven Mikser, Estonian politician, 22nd Estonian Minister of Defence

Births47 years ago

1973 - David Muir, American journalist

Births47 years ago

1974 - Joshua Ferris, American author

Births46 years ago

1974 - Penelope Heyns, South African swimmer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese author and illustrator, created Naruto

Births46 years ago

1974 - Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese illustrator

Births46 years ago

1975 - Brevin Knight, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1975 - Tara Reid, American actress

Births45 years ago

1975 - Alena Vašková, Czech tennis player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Brett Lee, Australian cricketer and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - Colin Strause, American director, producer, and visual effects designer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Jully Black, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Bucky Covington, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Nick Punto, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Matthew Bulbeck, English cricketer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Maurice Evans, American basketball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ali Karimi, Iranian footballer and manager

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kensaku Kishida, Japanese actor and entertainer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Emma Lewell-Buck, English social worker and politician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Júlio Sérgio, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births42 years ago

1979 - Andrea Benatti, Italian rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Aaron Hughes, Irish footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Luís Fabiano, Brazilian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Laura Jane Grace, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Holly Walsh, English radio and television host

Births40 years ago

1981 - Joe Cole, English footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Yann Kermorgant, French footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Ted DiBiase, Jr., American wrestler and actor

Births38 years ago

1982 - Mika Kallio, Finnish motorcycle racer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Sam Sparro, Australian singer-songwriter and producer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Sinan Güler, Turkish basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Katharina Molitor, German javelin thrower

Births37 years ago

1983 - Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Pavel Pogrebnyak, Russian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nikola Rachelle, English-New Zealand singer-songwriter and producer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Danielle Valore Evans American short story writer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Kuntal Chandra, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2012)

Births36 years ago

1984 - Yoko Mitsuya, Japanese model and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Steven Webb, English actor

Births36 years ago

1985 - Magda Apanowicz, Canadian actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Míchel, Spanish footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, Austrian tennis player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jamie Roberts, Welsh rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Aaron Swartz, American computer programmer and activist (d. 2013)

Births34 years ago

1987 - Édgar Benítez, Paraguayan footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Sam Bradford, American football player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mohd Faiz Subri, Malaysian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jessica Lowndes, Canadian actress and singer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Lucia Slaničková, Slovak heptathlete

Births32 years ago

1989 - Morgan Schneiderlin, French footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Giancarlo Stanton, American baseball player

Births31 years ago

1990 - Ingrid Puusta, Estonian sailor

Births30 years ago

1990 - SZA, American singer-songwriter

Births30 years ago

1991 - Aaron Fotheringham, American wheelchair athlete

Births29 years ago

1991 - Jack Littlejohn, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Dan Middleton, English YouTube personality and pro gamer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Christophe Vincent, French footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Przemek Karnowski, Polish basketball player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Fraser Mullen, Scottish footballer

Births27 years ago

2000 - Jasmine Thompson, English singer

Births20 years ago

Deaths

397 - Martin of Tours, Frankish bishop and saint

Deaths

618 - Adeodatus I, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

785 - Sawara, Japanese prince

Deaths

789 - Willehad, bishop of Bremen

Deaths

928 - Duan Ning, Chinese general

Deaths

940 - Yao Yi, Chinese chancellor (b. 866)

Deaths

943 - Liu, empress of Qi (Ten Kingdoms) (b. 877)

Deaths

955 - Agapetus II, pope of the Catholic Church

Deaths

977 - Ibn al-Qūṭiyya, Andalusian historian

Deaths

1067 - Sancha of León, Queen of León (b. c. 1018)

Deaths953 years ago

1115 - Godfrey of Amiens, French bishop and saint (b. 1066)

Deaths905 years ago

1122 - Ilghazi, Artuqid ruler of Mardin

Deaths898 years ago
Deaths849 years ago
Deaths825 years ago

1226 - Louis VIII, king of France (b. 1187)

Deaths794 years ago
Deaths774 years ago

1263 - Matilda of Béthune, French countess

Deaths757 years ago

1308 - Duns Scotus, Scottish priest, philosopher, and academic (b. 1266)

Deaths712 years ago

1400 - Peter of Aragon, Aragonese infante (b. 1398)

Deaths620 years ago

1478 - Baeda Maryam I, emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1448)

Deaths542 years ago

1494 - Melozzo da Forlì, Italian painter (b. c. 1438)

Deaths526 years ago

1517 - Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Spanish cardinal (b. 1436)

Deaths503 years ago

1527 - Jerome Emser, German theologian and reformer (b. 1477)

Deaths493 years ago

1599 - Francisco Guerrero, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1528)

Deaths421 years ago

1600 - Natsuka Masaie, Japanese daimyō (b. 1562)

Deaths420 years ago

1605 - Robert Catesby, English conspirator, leader of the Gunpowder Plot (b. 1573)

Deaths415 years ago

1606 - Girolamo Mercuriale, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)

Deaths414 years ago

1658 - Witte de With, Dutch admiral (b. 1599)

Deaths362 years ago

1674 - John Milton, English poet and philosopher (b. 1608)

Deaths346 years ago

1719 - Michel Rolle, French mathematician and author (b. 1652)

Deaths301 years ago

1773 - Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (b. 1721)

Deaths247 years ago

1817 - Andrea Appiani, Italian painter and educator (b. 1754)

Deaths203 years ago

1828 - Thomas Bewick, English engraver, illustrator and author (b.1753)

Deaths192 years ago
Deaths190 years ago

1873 - Manuel Bretón de los Herreros, Spanish poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1796)

Deaths147 years ago

1887 - Doc Holliday, American dentist and poker player (b. 1851)

Deaths133 years ago

1890 - César Franck, Belgian organist and composer (b. 1822)

Deaths130 years ago

1895 - Robert Battey, American surgeon and academic (b. 1828)

Deaths125 years ago

1901 - James Agnew, Irish-Australian politician, 16th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1815)

Deaths119 years ago

1905 - Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)

Deaths115 years ago

1917 - Colin Blythe, English cricketer and soldier (b. 1879)

Deaths103 years ago

1921 - Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet and playwright (b. 1849)

Deaths99 years ago

1934 - Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician and bacteriologist (b. 1879)

Deaths86 years ago

1944 - Walter Nowotny, Austrian-German soldier and pilot (b. 1920)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - August von Mackensen, German field marshal (b. 1849)

Deaths75 years ago

1949 - Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian-Austrian priest and activist (b. 1874)

Deaths71 years ago

1953 - Ivan Bunin, Russian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - John van Melle, Dutch-South African author and educator (b. 1887)

Deaths67 years ago

1956 - Chika Kuroda, Japanese chemist (b. 1884)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Frank S. Land, American activist, founded the DeMolay International (b. 1890)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Subroto Mukerjee, Indian soldier; Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (b. 1911)

Deaths60 years ago

1965 - Dorothy Kilgallen, American journalist, television personality, and game show panelist (b. 1913)

Deaths55 years ago

1968 - Wendell Corey, American actor and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Peter Mohr Dam, Faroese educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1898)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Huw T. Edwards, Welsh poet and politician (b. 1892)

Deaths50 years ago

1973 - Faruk Nafiz Çamlıbel, Turkish poet, author, and politician (b. 1898)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Ivory Joe Hunter, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1914)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Jaime Montestrela, Portuguese-French poet and author (b. 1925)

Deaths45 years ago

1977 - Tasos Giannopoulos, Greek actor and producer (b. 1931)

Deaths43 years ago

1977 - Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (b. 1896)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator (b. 1894)

Deaths42 years ago

1983 - James Booker, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Mordecai Kaplan, Lithuanian-American rabbi and educator (b. 1881)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourger cyclist (b. 1899)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-American painter and illustrator (b. 1915)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician and diplomat, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1890)

Deaths34 years ago

1994 - Michael O'Donoghue, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1940)

Deaths26 years ago

1998 - Rumer Godden, English author and poet (b. 1907)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - John Hunt, Baron Hunt, English colonel, mountaineer, and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Jean Marais, French actor and director (b. 1913)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Lester Bowie, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1941)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast and judge (b. 1898)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Aristidis Moschos, Greek santouri player and educator (b. 1930)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Jon Elia, Pakistani poet, philosopher, and scholar (b. 1931)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Bob Grant, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - C.Z. Guest, American actress, fashion designer, and author (b. 1920)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Guy Speranza, American singer-songwriter (b. 1956)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Peter Mathers, English-Australian author and playwright (b. 1931)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - David Westheimer, American soldier and author (b. 1917)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Basil Poledouris, American composer and conductor (b. 1945)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Hannspeter Winter, Austrian physicist and academic (b. 1941)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Aad Nuis, Dutch journalist, poet, and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician, 10th Filipino Secretary of Social Welfare and Development (b. 1943)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Chad Varah, English priest, founded The Samaritans (b. 1911)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist and astrophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Jack Levine, American soldier and painter (b. 1915)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentinian admiral (b. 1925)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Heavy D, Jamaican-American rapper, producer, and actor (b. 1967)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Lee MacPhail, American businessman (b. 1917)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Pete Namlook, German composer and producer (b. 1960)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Peggy Vaughan, American author (b. 1936)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - William C. Davidon, American physicist, mathematician, and academic (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Penn Kimball, American journalist and academic (b. 1915)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Arnold Rosner, American composer (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Chiyoko Shimakura, Japanese singer and actress (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Amanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam, Indian journalist and actor (b. 1957)

Deaths7 years ago

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

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Luigi Gorrini, Italian soldier and pilot (b. 1917)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Don Paul, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Hugo Sánchez Portugal, Spanish-Mexican footballer and sportscaster (b. 1984)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ernie Vandeweghe, Canadian-American basketball player and physician (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Rhea Chiles, American philanthropist, founded the Polk Museum of Art (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Joseph Cure, American ice hockey player and actor (b. 1984)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Rod Davies, Australian-English astronomer and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Om Prakash Mehra, Indian air marshal and politician (b. 1919)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, Sri Lankan monk and activist (b. 1942)

Deaths5 years ago

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