Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Day of the Skulls or Dia de los ñatitas (Bolivia)

Holidays and observances

Flag Day (Azerbaijan)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Cambodia from France in 1953.

Holidays and observances

Inventors' Day (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

Holidays and observances

World Freedom Day (United States)

Holidays and observances


694 - At the Seventeenth Council of Toledo, Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery.


1277 - The Treaty of Aberconwy, a humiliating settlement forced on Llywelyn ap Gruffudd by King Edward I of England, brings a temporary end to the Welsh Wars.

Events743 years ago
Events707 years ago

1330 - At the Battle of Posada, Basarab I of Wallachia defeats the Hungarian army of Charles I Robert.

Events690 years ago

1456 - Ulrich II, Count of Celje, last ruler of the County of Cilli, is assassinated in Belgrade.

Events564 years ago

1520 - More than 50 people are sentenced and executed in the Stockholm Bloodbath

Events500 years ago

1620 - Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Events400 years ago
Events332 years ago

1697 - Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cervia.

Events323 years ago

1720 - The synagogue of Judah HeHasid is burned down by Arab creditors, leading to the expulsion of the Ashkenazim from Jerusalem.

Events300 years ago

1729 - Spain, France and Great Britain sign the Treaty of Seville.

Events291 years ago

1780 - American Revolutionary War: In the Battle of Fishdam Ford a force of British and Loyalist troops fail in a surprise attack against the South Carolina Patriot militia under Brigadier General Thomas Sumter.

Events240 years ago

1791 - Foundation of the Dublin Society of United Irishmen.

Events229 years ago

1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte leads the Coup of 18 Brumaire ending the Directory government, and becoming First Consul of the successor (Consulate Government).

Events221 years ago

1851 - Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.

Events169 years ago

1861 - The first documented football match in Canada is played at University College, Toronto.

Events159 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Union General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, after George B. McClellan is removed.

Events158 years ago

1867 - Tokugawa shogunate hands power back to the Emperor of Japan, starting the Meiji Restoration.

Events153 years ago
Events148 years ago

1883 - The 90th Winnipeg Battalion of Rifles, (later the Royal Winnipeg Rifles) of the Canadian Armed Forces is founded.

Events137 years ago

1887 - The United States receives rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Events133 years ago

1906 - Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.

Events114 years ago

1907 - The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.

Events113 years ago

1913 - The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, reaches its greatest intensity after beginning two days earlier. The storm destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people.

Events107 years ago

1914 - SMS Emden is sunk by HMAS Sydney in the Battle of Cocos.

Events106 years ago

1918 - Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany abdicates after the German Revolution, and Germany is proclaimed a Republic.

Events102 years ago

1923 - In Munich, Germany, police and government troops crush the Beer Hall Putsch in Bavaria. The failed coup is the work of the Nazis.

Events97 years ago
Events85 years ago

1937 - Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Army withdraws from the Battle of Shanghai.

Events83 years ago

1938 - The Nazi German diplomat Ernst vom Rath dies from gunshot wounds by Herschel Grynszpan, an act which the Nazis used as an excuse to instigate the 1938 national pogrom, also known as Kristallnacht.

Events82 years ago

1940 - Warsaw is awarded the Virtuti Militari.

Events80 years ago

1953 - Cambodia gains independence from France.

Events67 years ago

1960 - Robert McNamara is named president of Ford Motor Company, the first non-Ford to serve in that post. A month later, he resigned to join the administration of newly elected John F. Kennedy.

Events60 years ago

1963 - At Miike coal mine, Miike, Japan, an explosion kills 458, and hospitalises 839 with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Events57 years ago

1965 - Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast blackout of 1965.

Events55 years ago

1965 - A Catholic Worker Movement member, Roger Allen LaPorte, protesting against the Vietnam War, sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building.

Events55 years ago

1967 - Apollo program: NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft atop the first Saturn V rocket from Cape Kennedy, Florida.

Events53 years ago

1967 - The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published.

Events53 years ago

1970 - Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6–3 against hearing a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.

Events50 years ago

1979 - Cold War: Nuclear false alarm: The NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early-warning radars, the alert is cancelled.

Events41 years ago

1985 - Garry Kasparov, 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion by beating fellow Soviet Anatoly Karpov.

Events35 years ago

1989 - Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin.

Events31 years ago

1993 - Stari Most, the "old bridge" in the Bosnian city of Mostar, built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing by Croat forces during the Croat–Bosniak War.

Events27 years ago

1994 - The chemical element darmstadtium is discovered.

Events26 years ago

1998 - A U.S. federal judge, in the largest civil settlement in American history, orders 37 U.S. brokerage houses to pay US$1.03 billion to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for price fixing.

Events22 years ago

1998 - Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.

Events22 years ago

1999 - TAESA Flight 725 crashes after takeoff from Uruapan International Airport in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico, killing all 18 people on board.

Events21 years ago

2004 - Firefox 1.0 is released.

Events16 years ago

2005 - The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Events15 years ago

2005 - Suicide bombers attack three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.

Events15 years ago

2007 - The German Bundestag passes the controversial data retention bill mandating storage of citizens' telecommunications traffic data for six months without probable cause.

Events13 years ago

2012 - A train carrying liquid fuel crashes and bursts into flames in northern Myanmar, killing 27 people and injuring 80 others.

Events8 years ago

2012 - At least 27 people are killed and dozens are wounded in conflicts between inmates and guards at Welikada prison in Colombo.

Events8 years ago

2019 - Kartarpur Corridor was started by India Pakistan.

Events1 years ago


955 - Gyeongjong, Korean king (d. 981)

Births637 years ago

1389 - Isabella of Valois, queen consort of England (d. 1409)

Births631 years ago
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1455 - Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz, Dutch count (d. 1516)

Births565 years ago

1467 - Charles II, Duke of Guelders, count of Zutphen from 1492 (d. 1538)

Births553 years ago

1467 - Philippa of Guelders, twin sister of Charles II, Dutch duchess consort (d. 1547)

Births553 years ago

1522 - Martin Chemnitz, German astrologer and theologian (d. 1586)

Births498 years ago

1535 - Nanda Bayin, king of Burma (d. 1600)

Births485 years ago

1580 - Johannes Narssius, Dutch physician and poet (d. 1637)

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1606 - Hermann Conring, German philosopher and educator (d. 1681)

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1664 - Johann Speth, German organist and composer (d. 1719)

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1664 - Henry Wharton, English librarian and author (d. 1695)

Births356 years ago
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1697 - Claudio Casciolini, Italian singer and composer (d. 1760)

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1719 - Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani, Italian priest, theoretician, and academic (d. 1796)

Births301 years ago

1721 - Mark Akenside, English physician and poet (d. 1770)

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1731 - Benjamin Banneker, American farmer, surveyor, and author (d. 1806)

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1732 - Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, French businesswoman and author (d. 1776)

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1801 - Gail Borden, American surveyor and publisher, invented condensed milk (d. 1874)

Births219 years ago

1802 - Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American minister, journalist, and activist (d. 1837)

Births218 years ago

1810 - Bernhard von Langenbeck, German general, surgeon, and academic (d. 1887)

Births210 years ago

1818 - Ivan Turgenev, Russian author and playwright (d. 1883)

Births202 years ago

1825 - A. P. Hill, American general (d. 1865)

Births195 years ago

1829 - Peter Lumsden, English general (d. 1918)

Births191 years ago

1832 - Émile Gaboriau, French author and journalist (d. 1873)

Births188 years ago

1840 - Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Quebec (d. 1898)

Births180 years ago

1841 - Edward VII of the United Kingdom (d. 1910)

Births179 years ago

1850 - Louis Lewin, German pharmacologist and academic (d. 1929)

Births170 years ago

1853 - Stanford White, American architect and partner, co-founded McKim, Mead & White (d. 1906)

Births167 years ago

1854 - Maud Howe Elliott, American activist and author (d. 1948)

Births166 years ago

1862 - Gigo Gabashvili, Georgian painter and educator (d. 1936)

Births158 years ago

1869 - Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1934)

Births151 years ago

1871 - Florence R. Sabin, American medical scientist (d. 1953)

Births149 years ago

1872 - Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian author and poet (d. 1941)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist and surgeon (d. 1941)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist and academic (d. 1954)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Enrico De Nicola, Italian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of the Italian Republic (d. 1959)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Muhammad Iqbal, Pakistani philosopher, poet, and politician (d. 1938)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Ahn Changho, Korean activist and politician (d. 1938)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Jenő Bory, Hungarian architect and sculptor (d. 1959)

Births141 years ago

1879 - S. O. Davies, Welsh union leader and politician (d. 1972)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Milan Šufflay, Croatian historian and politician (d. 1931)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Giles Gilbert Scott, English architect, designed the red telephone box (d. 1960)

Births140 years ago

1883 - Edna May Oliver, American actress (d. 1942)

Births137 years ago

1885 - Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1954)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor and educator (d. 1952)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Hermann Weyl, German mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (d. 1955)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Ed Wynn, American actor (d. 1966)

Births134 years ago

1888 - Jean Monnet, French economist and diplomat (d. 1979)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Louisa E. Rhine, American botanist and parapsychologist (d. 1983)

Births129 years ago

1894 - Mae Marsh, American actress (d. 1968)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Dietrich von Choltitz, General of the German Army during World War II (d. 1966)

Births126 years ago

1897 - Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (d. 1941)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)

Births123 years ago

1900 - Oskar Loorits, Estonian author and academic (d. 1961)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Anthony Asquith, English director and screenwriter (d. 1968)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Viktor Brack, German SS officer (d. 1948)

Births116 years ago

1904 - Heiti Talvik, Estonian poet (d. 1947)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Erika Mann, German-Swiss actress and author (d. 1969)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Arthur Rudolph, German scientist and engineer (d. 1996)

Births114 years ago

1913 - Paulene Myers, American actress (d. 1996)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Thomas Berry, American priest, historian, and theologian (d. 2009)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress and inventor (d. 2000)

Births106 years ago

1915 - André François, Romanian-French illustrator, painter, and sculptor (d. 2005)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Sargent Shriver, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 21st United States Ambassador to France (d. 2011)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Martha Settle Putney, American lieutenant, historian, and educator (d. 2008)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Spiro Agnew, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Vice President of the United States (d. 1996)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Florence Chadwick, American swimmer (d. 1995)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Thomas Ferebee, American colonel (d. 2000)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Choi Hong Hi, South Korean general and martial artist, co-founded taekwondo (d. 2002)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Eva Todor, Brazilian actress (d. 2017)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Byron De La Beckwith, American assassin of Medgar Evers (d. 2001)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Philip G. Hodge, American engineer and academic (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Pierrette Alarie, Canadian soprano and actress (d. 2011)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Viktor Chukarin, Ukrainian gymnast and coach (d. 1984)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Dorothy Dandridge, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1965)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Raymond Devos, Belgian-French comedian and clown (d. 2006)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Imre Lakatos, Hungarian mathematician, philosopher, and academic (d. 1974)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Alice Coachman, American high jumper (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Elizabeth Hawley, American-Nepali journalist and historian (d. 2018)

Births97 years ago

1923 - James Schuyler, American poet and author (d. 1991)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Robert Frank, Swiss-American photographer and director (d. 2019)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Alistair Horne, English-American journalist, historian, and author (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Vicente Aranda, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1996)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Anne Sexton, American poet and academic (d. 1974)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Marc Favreau, Canadian actor and poet (d. 2005)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Imre Kertész, Hungarian author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)

Births91 years ago

1931 - Whitey Herzog, American baseball player and manager

Births89 years ago

1931 - George Witt, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Valery Shumakov, Russian surgeon and transplantologist (d. 2008)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Ed Corney, American professional bodybuilder (d. 2019)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Ingvar Carlsson, Swedish economist and politician, 29th Prime Minister of Sweden

Births86 years ago

1934 - Ronald Harwood, South African author, playwright, and screenwriter

Births86 years ago

1934 - Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist (d. 1996)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Bob Gibson, American baseball player and manager

Births85 years ago

1935 - David Wolfson, Baron Wolfson of Sunningdale, English businessman and politician

Births85 years ago

1936 - Bob Graham, American lawyer and politician, 38th Governor of Florida

Births84 years ago

1936 - Mikhail Tal, Latvian-Russian chess player and author (d. 1992)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Mary Travers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Roger McGough, English author, poet, and playwright

Births83 years ago

1937 - Donald Trelford, English journalist and academic

Births83 years ago

1937 - Clyde Wells, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Premier of Newfoundland

Births83 years ago

1938 - Ti-Grace Atkinson, American author and critic

Births82 years ago

1939 - Paul Cameron, American psychologist and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - Bryan Davies, Baron Davies of Oldham, English academic and politician

Births81 years ago

1941 - David Constant, English cricketer and umpire

Births79 years ago

1941 - Tom Fogerty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1990)

Births79 years ago

1941 - John Singleton, Australian businessman

Births79 years ago

1942 - Victor Blank, English businessman and philanthropist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Tom Weiskopf, American golfer and sportscaster

Births78 years ago

1944 - Chitresh Das, Indian dancer and choreographer (d. 2015)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Phil May, English singer-songwriter

Births76 years ago

1945 - Moeletsi Mbeki, South African economist and academic

Births75 years ago

1946 - Benny Mardones, American singer-songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Marina Warner, English author and academic

Births74 years ago

1947 - Robert David Hall, American actor, singer, and pianist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Bille August, Danish director, cinematographer, and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Joe Bouchard, American bass player and songwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jane Humphries, English economist, historian, and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Michel Pagliaro, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazilian footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1950 - Parekura Horomia, New Zealand politician, 40th Minister of Māori Affairs (d. 2013)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Lou Ferrigno, American bodybuilder and actor

Births69 years ago

1952 - Sherrod Brown, American academic and politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jim Riggleman, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births68 years ago

1953 - Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Aed Carabao, Thai singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Bob Nault, Canadian lawyer and politician

Births65 years ago

1960 - Andreas Brehme, German footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Demetra Plakas, American drummer

Births60 years ago

1960 - Sarah Franklin, American-English anthropologist and academic

Births60 years ago

1961 - Jill Dando, English journalist (d. 1999)

Births59 years ago

1964 - Robert Duncan McNeill, American actor, director, and producer

Births56 years ago

1965 - Daphne Guinness, English-Irish model and actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Andrei Lapushkin, Russian footballer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Bryn Terfel, Welsh opera singer

Births55 years ago

1967 - Ricky Otto, English footballer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist and educator

Births52 years ago

1968 - Colin Hay, English political scientist, author, and academic

Births52 years ago

1969 - Sandra Denton, Jamaican-American rapper and actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ramona Milano, Canadian actress

Births51 years ago

1969 - Roxanne Shanté, American rapper

Births51 years ago

1969 - Allison Wolfe, American singer-songwriter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Nelson Diebel, American swimmer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Domino, American DJ and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Guido Görtzen, Dutch volleyball player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Bill Guerin, American ice hockey player and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Chris Jericho, American-Canadian wrestler

Births50 years ago

1970 - Scarface, American rapper and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Susan Tedeschi, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1971 - David Duval, American golfer and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Sabri Lamouchi, French footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Eric Dane, American actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Naomi Shindō, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Corin Tucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1973 - Alyson Court, Canadian actress and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Nick Lachey, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births47 years ago

1973 - Gabrielle Miller, Canadian actress and director

Births47 years ago

1973 - Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Alessandro Del Piero, Italian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Italian actress

Births46 years ago

1975 - Gareth Malone, English singer and conductor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Mathew Sinclair, New Zealand cricketer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Tochiazuma Daisuke, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births44 years ago

1977 - Chris Morgan, English footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Omar Trujillo, Mexican footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Steven López, American martial artist

Births42 years ago

1978 - Even Ormestad, Norwegian bass player and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Sisqó, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Dave Bush, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Caroline Flack, English television presenter, radio presenter, and model

Births41 years ago

1979 - Adam Dunn, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Martin Taylor, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - James Harper, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Vanessa Lachey, Filipino-American television host and actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder

Births40 years ago

1981 - Eyedea, American rapper and producer (d. 2010)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kane Waselenchuk, Canadian racquetball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jobi McAnuff, Jamaican footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Boaz Myhill, American-Welsh footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jana Pittman, Australian hurdler

Births38 years ago

1983 - Rob Elloway, German rugby player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ted Potter Jr., American golfer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Michael Turner, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Delta Goodrem, Australian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Seven, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor

Births36 years ago

1985 - Bakary Soumaré, Malian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Carl Gunnarsson, Swedish ice hockey player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Raul Must, Estonian badminton player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Nikki Blonsky, American actress, singer, and dancer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Analeigh Tipton, American model and actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Baptiste Giabiconi, French model and singer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Nosa Igiebor, Nigerian footballer

Births30 years ago

1993 - Pete Dunne, English wrestler and promoter

Births27 years ago

1996 - Momo Hirai, Japanese singer

Births24 years ago


959 - Constantine VII, Byzantine emperor (b. 905)

Deaths986 years ago
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Deaths812 years ago

1261 - Sanchia of Provence, queen consort of Germany

Deaths759 years ago

1286 - Roger Northwode, English statesman (b. 1230)

Deaths734 years ago
Deaths708 years ago

1321 - Walter Langton, bishop of Lichfield and treasurer of England (b. 1243)

Deaths699 years ago
Deaths564 years ago

1492 - Jami, Persian poet (b. 1414)

Deaths528 years ago

1596 - George Peele, English translator, poet, and dramatist (b. 1556)

Deaths424 years ago

1623 - William Camden, English historian and topographer (b. 1551)

Deaths397 years ago
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1677 - Aert van der Neer, Dutch painter (b. 1603)

Deaths343 years ago

1766 - Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer and diplomat (b. 1692)

Deaths254 years ago

1770 - John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, Scottish general and politician (b. 1693)

Deaths250 years ago

1778 - Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1720)

Deaths242 years ago

1801 - Carl Stamitz, German-Czech violinist and composer (b. 1745)

Deaths219 years ago

1848 - Robert Blum, German poet and politician (b. 1810)

Deaths172 years ago

1854 - Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, wife/widow of Alexander Hamilton and co-founder of the first private orphanage in New York (b. 1757)

Deaths166 years ago

1880 - Edwin Drake, American businessman (b. 1819)

Deaths140 years ago

1911 - Howard Pyle, American author and illustrator (b. 1853)

Deaths109 years ago

1918 - Guillaume Apollinaire, Italian-French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1880)

Deaths102 years ago

1918 - Peter Lumsden, English general (b. 1829)

Deaths102 years ago

1919 - Eduard Müller, Swiss lawyer and politician, 26th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1848)

Deaths101 years ago

1924 - Henry Cabot Lodge, American historian and politician (b. 1850)

Deaths96 years ago

1932 - Nadezhda Alliluyeva, second wife of Joseph Stalin (b. 1901)

Deaths88 years ago

1937 - Ramsay MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1866)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Vasily Blyukher, Russian marshal (b. 1889)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - Stephen Alencastre, Portuguese-American bishop (b. 1876)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Neville Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1869)

Deaths80 years ago

1942 - Charles Courtney Curran, American painter (b. 1861)

Deaths78 years ago

1942 - Edna May Oliver, American actress (b. 1883)

Deaths78 years ago

1944 - Frank Marshall, American chess player and theoretician (b. 1877)

Deaths76 years ago

1951 - Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-American pianist and composer (b. 1887)

Deaths69 years ago

1952 - Philip Murray, Scottish-American labor leader (b. 1886)

Deaths68 years ago

1952 - Chaim Weizmann, Belarusian-Israeli chemist, academic, and politician, 1st President of Israel (b. 1874)

Deaths68 years ago

1953 - Louise DeKoven Bowen, American philanthropist and activist (b. 1859)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Ibn Saud, Saudi Arabian king (b. 1880)

Deaths67 years ago

1953 - Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and author (b. 1914)

Deaths67 years ago

1956 - Aino Kallas, Finnish-Estonian author (b. 1878)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Peter O'Connor, Irish long jumper (b. 1872)

Deaths63 years ago

1962 - Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian activist and academic (b. 1858)

Deaths58 years ago

1968 - Jan Johansson, Swedish pianist (b. 1931)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Charles de Gaulle, French general and politician, 18th President of France (b. 1890)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Maude Fealy, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1883)

Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Victor Adamson; American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1890)

Deaths48 years ago

1976 - Armas Taipale, Finnish discus thrower and shot putter (b. 1890)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Fred Haney, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1898)

Deaths43 years ago

1985 - Marie-Georges Pascal, French actress (b. 1946)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and priest (b. 1924)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - John N. Mitchell, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 67th United States Attorney General (b. 1913)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Rosemary Timperley, English author and screenwriter (b. 1920)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Bill Neilson, Australian politician, 34th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1925)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Yves Montand, Italian-French actor (b. 1921)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Charles Fraser-Smith, English missionary and author (b. 1904)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - William Hillcourt, Danish-American scout leader and author (b. 1900)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - T. Sivasithamparam, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1926)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Ross Andru, American illustrator (b. 1925)

Deaths27 years ago

1996 - Joe Ghiz, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 27th Premier of Prince Edward Island (b. 1945)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Carl Gustav Hempel, German philosopher from the Vienna and the Berlin Circle (b. 1905)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Helenio Herrera, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (b. 1910)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Mabel King, American actress and singer (b. 1932)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Sherwood Johnston, American race car driver (b. 1927)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Eric Morley, English television host, founded Miss World (b. 1918)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and curator (b. 1924)

Deaths19 years ago

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

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - William Schutz, American psychologist and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Art Carney, American actor and comedian (b. 1918)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Gordon Onslow Ford, English-American painter (b. 1912)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Binod Bihari Verma, Indian physician and author (b. 1937)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Iris Chang, American historian, journalist, and author (b. 1968)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Emlyn Hughes, English footballer and manager (b. 1947)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Stieg Larsson, Swedish journalist and author (b. 1954)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - K. R. Narayanan, Indian journalist and politician, 10th President of India (b. 1921)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Ellen Willis, American journalist and activist (b. 1941)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Markus Wolf, German intelligence officer (b. 1923)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Hans Freeman, Australian bioinorganic chemist and protein crystallographer (b. 1929)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Huda bin Abdul Haq, Indonesian terrorist (b. 1960)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Amrozi bin Nurhasyim, Indonesian terrorist (b. 1962)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Miriam Makeba, South African singer and activist (b. 1932)

Deaths12 years ago

2012 - Milan Čič, Slovak lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Slovak Socialist Republic (b. 1932)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Joseph D. Early, American soldier and politician (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Sergey Nikolsky, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1905)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - James L. Stone, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Savaş Ay, Turkish journalist (b. 1954)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Helen Eadie, Scottish politician (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Grethe Rytter Hasle, Norwegian biologist and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, American saxophonist (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Steve Prescott, English rugby player (b. 1973)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Emile Zuckerkandl, Austrian-American biologist and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Rubén Alvarez, Argentinian golfer (b. 1961)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Saud bin Muhammed Al Thani, Qatari prince (b. 1966)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - R. A. Montgomery, American author and publisher (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Myles Munroe, Bahamian pastor and author (b. 1954)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Orlando Thomas, American football player (b. 1972)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Joe Walsh, Irish politician, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Carol Doda, American actress and dancer (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ernst Fuchs, Austrian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Tommy Hanson, American baseball player (b. 1986)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Byron Krieger, American fencer (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Andy White, Scottish drummer (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Greg Ballard, American basketball player and coach (b. 1955)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Chuck Mosley, American singer songwriter (b. 1959)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Shyla Stylez, Canadian pornographic actress (b. 1982)

Deaths3 years ago

See also

Christian feast day

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Dedication of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, Cathedral of the Pope (memorial feast day)

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