Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Day of Tradition or Día de la Tradición, celebrated on the birthday of José Hernández (Argentina, especially San Antonio de Areco)

Holidays and observances

Heroes Day (Indonesia) or Hari Pahlawan

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

474 - Emperor Leo II dies after a reign of ten months. He is succeeded by his father Zeno, who becomes sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.

Events

937 - Ten Kingdoms: Li Bian usurps the throne and deposes Emperor Yang Pu. The Wu State is replaced by Li (now called "Xu Zhigao"), who becomes the first ruler of Southern Tang.

Events

1202 - Fourth Crusade: Despite letters from Pope Innocent III forbidding it and threatening excommunication, Catholic crusaders begin a siege of Zara (now Zadar, Croatia).

Events818 years ago

1293 - Raden Wijaya is crowned as the first monarch of Majapahit kingdom of Java, taking the throne name Kertarajasa Jayawardhana.

Events727 years ago

1444 - Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Władysław III of Poland (aka Ulaszlo I of Hungary and Władysław III of Varna) are defeated by the Turks under Sultan Murad II and Władysław is killed.

Events576 years ago

1580 - After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 people, including papal soldiers and civilians, at Dún an Óir, Ireland.

Events440 years ago
Events361 years ago

1674 - Third Anglo-Dutch War: As provided in the Treaty of Westminster, Netherlands cedes New Netherland to England.

Events346 years ago

1702 - English colonists under the command of James Moore besiege Spanish St. Augustine during Queen Anne's War.

Events318 years ago

1766 - The last colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).

Events254 years ago

1793 - A Goddess of Reason is proclaimed by the French Convention at the suggestion of Pierre Gaspard Chaumette.

Events227 years ago

1821 - Cry of Independence by Rufina Alfaro at La Villa de Los Santos, Panama setting into motion a revolt which led to Panama's independence from Spain and to it immediately becoming part of Colombia.

Events199 years ago

1847 - The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.

Events173 years ago

1865 - Major Henry Wirz, the superintendent of a prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia, is hanged, becoming one of only three American Civil War soldiers executed for war crimes.

Events155 years ago

1871 - Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".

Events149 years ago

1898 - Beginning of the Wilmington insurrection of 1898, the only instance of a municipal government being overthrown in United States history.

Events122 years ago

1910 - The date of Thomas A. Davis' opening of the San Diego Army and Navy Academy, although the official founding date is November 23, 1910.

Events110 years ago

1918 - The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, receives a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa and Washington, D.C.) that said on November 11, 1918, all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.

Events102 years ago

1940 - The 1940 Vrancea earthquake strikes Romania killing an estimated 1,000 and injuring approximately 4,000 more.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: Germany invades Vichy France following French Admiral François Darlan's agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.

Events78 years ago

1944 - The ammunition ship USS Mount Hood explodes at Seeadler Harbour, Manus, Admiralty Islands, killing at least 432 and wounding 371.

Events76 years ago

1945 - Heavy fighting in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, today celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).

Events75 years ago

1951 - With the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct-dial coast-to-coast telephone service begins in the United States.

Events69 years ago

1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima memorial) in Arlington Ridge Park in Arlington County, Virginia.

Events66 years ago

1958 - The Hope Diamond is donated to the Smithsonian Institution by New York diamond merchant Harry Winston.

Events62 years ago

1969 - National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts Sesame Street.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Vietnam War: Vietnamization: For the first time in five years, an entire week ends with no reports of American combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.

Events50 years ago

1971 - In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city of Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine aircraft.

Events49 years ago

1972 - Southern Airways Flight 49 from Birmingham, Alabama is hijacked and, at one point, is threatened with crashing into the nuclear installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After two days, the plane lands in Havana, Cuba, where the hijackers are jailed by Fidel Castro.

Events48 years ago

1975 - The 729-foot-long freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sinks during a storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 crew on board.

Events45 years ago
Events45 years ago

1979 - A 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train carrying explosive and poisonous chemicals from Windsor, Ontario, Canada derails in Mississauga, Ontario, just west of Toronto, causing a massive explosion and the largest peacetime evacuation in Canadian history and one of the largest in North American history.

Events41 years ago

1983 - Bill Gates introduces Windows 1.0.

Events37 years ago

1989 - Longtime Bulgarian leader Todor Zhivkov is removed from office and replaced by Petar Mladenov.

Events31 years ago

1989 - Germans begin to tear down the Berlin Wall.

Events31 years ago

1995 - In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop), are hanged by government forces.

Events25 years ago

1997 - WorldCom and MCI Communications announce a $37 billion merger (the largest merger in US history at the time).

Events23 years ago

2002 - Veteran's Day Weekend Tornado Outbreak: A tornado outbreak stretching from Northern Ohio to the Gulf Coast, one of the largest outbreaks recorded in November. The strongest tornado, an F4, hits Van Wert, Ohio, during the early to mid afternoon and destroys a movie theater, which had been evacuated.

Events18 years ago

2006 - Sri Lankan Tamil politician Nadarajah Raviraj is assassinated in Colombo.

Events14 years ago

2006 - The National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia is opened and dedicated by U.S. President George W. Bush, who announces that Marine Corporal Jason Dunham will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor.

Events14 years ago

2008 - Over five months after landing on Mars, NASA declares the Phoenix mission concluded after communications with the lander were lost.

Events12 years ago

2009 - Ships of the South and North Korean navies skirmish off Daecheong Island in the Yellow Sea.

Events11 years ago

Births

745 - Musa al-Kadhim the seventh Shia Imam (d. 799)

Births
Births742 years ago

1341 - Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English politician (d. 1408)

Births679 years ago
Births587 years ago

1480 - Bridget of York, English nun (d. 1517)

Births540 years ago

1483 - Martin Luther, German monk and priest, leader of the Protestant Reformation (d. 1546)

Births537 years ago

1489 - Henry V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Prince of Wolfenbüttel (d. 1568)

Births531 years ago
Births530 years ago

1520 - Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine, Princess of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (d. 1580)

Births500 years ago

1547 - Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg, Archbishop of Cologne (d. 1601)

Births473 years ago

1565 - Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1601)

Births455 years ago

1565 - Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish astronomer and theologian (d. 1646)

Births455 years ago

1577 - Jacob Cats, Dutch poet, jurist, and politician (d. 1660)

Births443 years ago

1620 - Ninon de l'Enclos, French courtier and author (d. 1705)

Births400 years ago

1668 - François Couperin, French organist and composer (d. 1733)

Births352 years ago

1668 - Louis, Prince of Condé (d. 1710)

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1695 - John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (d. 1771)

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1697 - William Hogarth, English painter, illustrator, and critic (d. 1764)

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1710 - Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish courtier, politician, and diplomat (d. 1792)

Births310 years ago

1728 - Oliver Goldsmith, Irish-English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1774)

Births292 years ago

1735 - Granville Sharp, English activist and scholar, co-founded the Sierra Leone Company (d. 1813)

Births285 years ago

1755 - Franz Anton Ries, German violinist and educator (d. 1846)

Births265 years ago

1759 - Friedrich Schiller, German poet, playwright, and historian (d. 1805)

Births261 years ago

1764 - Andrés Manuel del Rio, Spanish-Mexican scientist and discoverer of vanadium (d. 1849)

Births256 years ago

1779 - Anne-Marie Javouhey, French nun, founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny (d. 1851)

Births241 years ago

1801 - Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer and author (d. 1872)

Births219 years ago

1801 - Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and activist (d. 1876)

Births219 years ago

1810 - George Jennings, English plumber and engineer, invented the flush toilet (d. 1882)

Births210 years ago

1834 - José Hernández, Argentinian journalist, poet, and politician (d. 1886)

Births186 years ago

1844 - Henry Eyster Jacobs, American educator and theologian (d. 1932)

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1845 - John Sparrow David Thompson, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1894)

Births175 years ago

1848 - Surendranath Banerjee, Indian academic and politician (d. 1925)

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1850 - Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer (d. 1892)

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1851 - Richard Armstedt, German philologist, historian, and educator (d. 1931)

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1868 - Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist and educator, founded Shotokan (d. 1957)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American assassin of Umberto I of Italy (d. 1901)

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1871 - Winston Churchill, American author and painter (d. 1947)

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1873 - Henri Rabaud, French conductor and composer (d. 1949)

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1874 - Idabelle Smith Firestone, American composer and songwriter (d. 1954)

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1878 - Cy Morgan, American baseball player (d. 1962)

Births142 years ago

1879 - Vachel Lindsay, American poet and educator (d. 1931)

Births141 years ago

1879 - Patrick Pearse, Irish lawyer, poet, teacher, and insurrectionist; executed for his role in the Easter Rising (d. 1916)

Births141 years ago

1880 - Jacob Epstein, American-English sculptor (d. 1959)

Births140 years ago

1884 - Zofia Nałkowska, Polish author and playwright (d. 1954)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Edward Joseph Collins, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1951)

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1887 - Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu, Romanian engineer and academic (d. 1973)

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1887 - Arnold Zweig, German author and activist (d. 1968)

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1888 - Andrei Tupolev, Russian engineer and designer, founded the Tupolev Company (d. 1972)

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1889 - Claude Rains, English-American actor (d. 1967)

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1891 - Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (d. 1972)

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1893 - John P. Marquand, American author (d. 1960)

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1894 - Boris Furlan, Slovenian lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1957)

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1895 - József Mátyás Baló, Hungarian physician and academic (d. 1979)

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1895 - Jack Northrop, American businessman, founded the Northrop Corporation (d. 1981)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Jimmy Dykes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)

Births124 years ago

1899 - Kate Seredy, Hungarian-American author and illustrator (d. 1975)

Births121 years ago

1906 - Josef Kramer, German SS officer (d. 1945)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Jane Froman, American actor and singer (d. 1980)

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1907 - John Moore, English activist and author (d. 1967)

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1908 - Noemí Gerstein, Argentinian sculptor and illustrator (d. 1996)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Charles Merritt, Canadian colonel and politician, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Paweł Jasienica, Russian-Polish soldier, journalist, and historian (d. 1970)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Johnny Marks, American composer and songwriter (d. 1985)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Angelo Frattini, Italian sculptor (d. 1975)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (d. 1999)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Karl Shapiro, American poet and academic (d. 2000)

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1916 - Louis le Brocquy, Irish painter and illustrator (d. 2012)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Billy May, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2004)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Sir Yue-Kong (Y.K.) Pao, founder of Hong Kong's World-Wide Shipping Group (d. 1991)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Ernst Otto Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1919 - George Fenneman, American radio and television announcer (d. 1997)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Michael Strank, American sergeant and flag raiser at the Battle of Iwo Jima (d. 1945)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and engineer, designed the AK-47 (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Moise Tshombe, Congolese accountant and politician, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1969)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Ina Clough, English actress (d. 2003)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Rafael del Pino, Spanish businessman, founded the Ferrovial Company (d. 2008)

Births100 years ago

1923 - Hachikō, Japanese dog famous for his loyalty to his owner (d. 1935)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Tsai Wan-lin, Taiwanese businessman, founder of Lin Yuan Group (d. 2004)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Bobby Limb, Australian comedian, actor, and bandleader (d. 1999)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Richard Burton, Welsh actor and singer (d. 1984)

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1927 - Vaughn O. Lang, American general (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Sohei Miyashita, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister of Defense (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Vedat Dalokay, Turkish architect and a former mayor of Ankara (d. 1991)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Sabah, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Ennio Morricone, Italian trumpet player, composer, and conductor

Births92 years ago

1929 - Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter

Births91 years ago

1929 - W. E. B. Griffin, American soldier and author

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ninón Sevilla, Cuban-Mexican actress and dancer (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1931 - Lilly Pulitzer, American fashion designer (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Paul Bley, Canadian-American pianist and composer (d. 2016)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Necmettin Hacıeminoğlu, Turkish linguist, author, and academic (d. 1996)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Roy Scheider, American actor (d. 2008)

Births88 years ago

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

Births88 years ago

1933 - Ronald Evans, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1990)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Seymour Nurse, Barbadian cricketer

Births87 years ago

1934 - Lucien Bianchi, Italian-Belgian race car driver (d. 1969)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Garry Runciman, 3rd Viscount Runciman of Doxford, English sociologist and academic

Births86 years ago

1934 - A. Thurairajah, Sri Lankan engineer and academic (d. 1994)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist (d. 2004)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Igor Dmitriyevich Novikov, Russian astronomer, astrophysicist, and cosmologist

Births85 years ago

1935 - Denis Edozie, Nigerian Supreme Court judge (d. 2018)

Births85 years ago

1939 - Anscar Chupungco, Filipino monk and theologian (d. 2013)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Tommy Facenda, American rock & roll singer and guitarist

Births81 years ago

1939 - Allan Moffat, Canadian-Australian race car driver

Births81 years ago

1940 - Richard Cotton, Australian geneticist and academic (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Screaming Lord Sutch, English singer-songwriter and politician (d. 1999)

Births80 years ago

1941 - John Geoghegan, American lieutenant (d. 1965)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Robert F. Engle, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births78 years ago

1942 - James Hood, American activist (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss lawyer and politician, 92nd President of the Swiss Confederation

Births78 years ago

1943 - Saxby Chambliss, American lawyer and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Ross Warner, Australian rugby league player

Births77 years ago

1944 - Askar Akayev, Kyrgyzstani economist and politician, 1st President of Kyrgyzstan

Births76 years ago

1944 - Mark E. Neely, Jr., American historian, author, and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Silvestre Reyes, American sergeant and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Tim Rice, English lyricist and author

Births76 years ago

1945 - Terence Davies, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Donna Fargo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1947 - Glen Buxton, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1997)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bachir Gemayel, Lebanese commander and politician (d. 1982)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Greg Lake, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2016)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Dave Loggins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births73 years ago

1948 - Aaron Brown, American journalist and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - Shigesato Itoi, Japanese video game designer and voice actor, created EarthBound

Births72 years ago

1948 - Steven Utley, American author and poet (d. 2013)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Ann Reinking, American actress, dancer, and choreographer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Don Saleski, Canadian ice hockey player

Births71 years ago

1949 - Mustafa Denizli, Turkish footballer and manager

Births71 years ago

1950 - Debra Hill, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Bram Tchaikovsky, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1953 - Les Miles, American football player and coach

Births67 years ago

1954 - Kevin Spraggett, Canadian chess player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Bob Stanley, American baseball player and coach

Births66 years ago

1955 - Jack Clark, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births65 years ago

1955 - Roland Emmerich, German director, producer, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1956 - Mohsen Badawi, Egyptian businessman and activist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Sinbad, American comedian, actor, and producer

Births64 years ago
Births63 years ago

1958 - Deborah Cameron, English linguist, anthropologist, and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Stephen Herek, American director and producer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Omar Minaya, American baseball player and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Massimo Morsello, Italian singer-songwriter and activist (d. 2001)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Brooks Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Mackenzie Phillips, American actress

Births61 years ago

1959 - Michael Schröder, German footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1960 - Neil Gaiman, English author, illustrator, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Dan Hawkins, American football player, coach, and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1960 - Naomi Kawashima, Japanese actress and singer (d. 2015)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Maeve Sherlock, English politician

Births60 years ago

1961 - Rudolf Grimm, German-Austrian physicist and academic

Births59 years ago

1961 - John Walton, English darts player

Births59 years ago

1962 - Bob Lindner, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Daniel Waters, American director and screenwriter

Births58 years ago

1963 - Hugh Bonneville, English actor

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mike McCarthy, American football player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Mike Powell, American long jumper

Births57 years ago

1963 - Tommy Davidson, American actor and comedian

Births57 years ago

1964 - Kenny Rogers, American baseball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jamie Dixon, American basketball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Eddie Irvine, Northern Irish race car driver

Births55 years ago

1965 - Robert Jones, Welsh rugby player and coach

Births55 years ago

1967 - Jackie Fairweather, Australian runner and coach (d. 2014)

Births53 years ago

1968 - Tracy Morgan, American comedian, actor, and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Tom Papa, American comedian, actor, television host

Births52 years ago

1969 - Faustino Asprilla, Colombian footballer and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jens Lehmann, German footballer and actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ellen Pompeo, American actress and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Freddy Loix, Belgian race car driver

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sergei Ovchinnikov, Russian footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Warren G, American rapper and producer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Big Pun, American rapper (d. 2000)

Births49 years ago

1971 - Holly Black, American journalist, author, and poet

Births49 years ago

1971 - Walton Goggins, American actor and producer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Magnus Johansson, Swedish footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Niki Karimi, Iranian actress, director, and screenwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Terry Pearson, American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Virág Csurgó, Hungarian tennis player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Shawn Green, American baseball player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Greg LaRocca, American baseball player

Births48 years ago

1973 - Patrik Berger, Czech footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Marco Antonio Rodríguez, Mexican footballer and referee

Births47 years ago

1974 - Chris Lilley, Australian comedian and producer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Jim Adkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Markko Märtin, Estonian race car driver

Births45 years ago

1976 - Martin Åslund, Swedish footballer and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sergio González Soriano, Spanish footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Steffen Iversen, Norwegian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Shefki Kuqi, Finnish footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mike Leclerc, Canadian ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Josh Barnett, American mixed martial artist and wrestler

Births43 years ago

1977 - Brittany Murphy, American actress (d. 2009)

Births43 years ago

1977 - Erik Nevland, Norwegian footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Ruth Davidson, Scottish politician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jorge DePaula, Dominican baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Eve, American rapper and producer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kristian Huselius, Swedish ice hockey player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Drew McConnell, Irish bass player

Births42 years ago

1978 - David Paetkau, Canadian actor

Births42 years ago

1979 - Chris Joannou, Australian bass player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Anthony Réveillère, French footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ragnvald Soma, Norwegian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Danilo Belić, Serbian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Troy Bell, American basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Agustín De La Canal, Argentinian footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jeroen Ketting, Dutch footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Donté Stallworth, American football player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jason Dunham, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ezequiel Garré, Argentinian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Paul Kipsiele Koech, Kenyan runner

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ryback, American wrestler

Births39 years ago

1981 - Miroslav Slepička, Czech footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Brett Tamburrino, Australian baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, Australian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Chris Canty, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Clayton Fortune, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Heather Matarazzo, American actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Matt Pagnozzi, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Rafael Rosell, Filipino actor and model

Births38 years ago

1983 - Brian Dinkelman, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Dinko Felić, Norwegian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Miranda Lambert, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ryan Mattheus, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Craig Smith, American basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Marius Žaliūkas, Lithuanian footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Jarno Mattila, Finnish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ludovic Obraniak, Polish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Ricki-Lee Coulter, New Zealand singer-songwriter and dancer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Daan Huiskamp, Dutch footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Aleksandar Kolarov, Serbian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Cherno Samba, Gambian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Krystian Trochowski, German rugby player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Aaron Crow, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Will Hendry, English footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Josh Peck, American actor

Births34 years ago

1986 - Goran Jerković, French footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Stanislav Namașco, Moldovan footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Eric Thames, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Samuel Wanjiru, Kenyan runner (d. 2011)

Births34 years ago

1987 - Sam Malsom, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kana Oya, Japanese model and actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Charles Hamilton, American rapper

Births33 years ago

1987 - Theo Peckham, Canadian ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Massimo Coda, Italian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Pauleen Luna, Filipino actress

Births32 years ago

1988 - Aiden Tolman, Australian rugby league player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Daniel Agyei, Ghanaian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Luke Daley, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Taron Egerton, Welsh actor

Births31 years ago

1989 - Brendon Hartley, New Zealand race car driver

Births31 years ago

1989 - Matt Magill, American baseball player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Adrian Nikçi, Swiss footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Sarah Wells, Canadian hurdler

Births31 years ago

1990 - Andre Blackman, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Marcus Browne, American boxer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Aaron Murray, American football player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Robert Primus, Trinidadian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Kristina Vogel, German track cyclist

Births30 years ago

1990 - Leo, South Korean singer

Births30 years ago

1992 - Marko Blaževski, Macedonian swimmer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Teddy Bridgewater, American football player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Marek Frimmel, Slovak footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Dimitri Petratos, Australian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Rafał Wolski, Polish footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Wilfried Zaha, English footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Daieishō Hayato, Japanese sumo wrestler

Births27 years ago

1994 - Zoey Deutch, American actress

Births26 years ago

1994 - Claudio Dias, English footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Ralfs Grīnbergs, Latvian ice hockey player

Births25 years ago

1997 - Benoit Buratti, French skier

Births23 years ago

1997 - Federico Dimarco, Italian footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Cao Dong, Chinese footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Marios Georgiou, Cypriot gymnast

Births23 years ago

1997 - Maurice Gomis, Italian-Senegalese footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Daniel James, Welsh footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Patrik Klačan, Slovak footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Khalil Madovi, British actor

Births23 years ago

1997 - Dmitri Mitin, Russian footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Dhruv Pratap Singh, Indian cricketer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Giovanna Scoccimarro, German judoka

Births23 years ago

1997 - Yuriy Vakulko, Ukrainian footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Jasper van Heertum, Dutch footballer

Births23 years ago

1997 - Wang Xin, Chinese footballer

Births23 years ago

1999 - Kiernan Shipka, American actress

Births21 years ago

Deaths

461 - Pope Leo I (b. 400)

Deaths

474 - Leo II, Byzantine emperor (b. 467)

Deaths

627 - Justus, Italian-English archbishop and saint

Deaths

901 - Adelaide of Paris (b. 850)

Deaths

948 - Zhao Yanshou, Chinese general and governor

Deaths

1066 - John Scotus, bishop of Mecklenburg

Deaths954 years ago
Deaths952 years ago

1187 - Guðrøðr Óláfsson, King of the Isles

Deaths833 years ago
Deaths779 years ago

1258 - William de Bondington, Bishop of Glasgow

Deaths762 years ago

1290 - Al-Mansur Qalawun, Sultan of Egypt (b. c. 1222)

Deaths730 years ago
Deaths727 years ago
Deaths721 years ago
Deaths576 years ago

1549 - Pope Paul III (b. 1468)

Deaths471 years ago

1556 - Richard Chancellor, English explorer(b. c. 1521)

Deaths464 years ago

1617 - Barnabe Rich, English soldier and author (b. 1540)

Deaths403 years ago
Deaths396 years ago

1644 - Luis Vélez de Guevara, Spanish author and playwright (b. 1579)

Deaths376 years ago

1659 - Afzal Khan, Indian commander

Deaths361 years ago

1673 - Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland (b. 1640)

Deaths347 years ago

1727 - Alphonse de Tonty, French-American sailor and explorer (b. 1659)

Deaths293 years ago

1728 - Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admiral (b. 1661)

Deaths292 years ago

1772 - Pedro Correia Garção, Portuguese poet and author (b. 1724)

Deaths248 years ago

1777 - Cornstalk, American tribal chief (b. 1720)

Deaths243 years ago

1808 - Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, Irish-born English general and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (b. 1724)

Deaths212 years ago

1852 - Gideon Mantell, English scientist (b. 1790)

Deaths168 years ago

1865 - Henry Wirz, Swiss-American captain in Confederate army, commandant of Andersonville Prison (b. 1823)

Deaths155 years ago

1869 - John E. Wool, American general (b. 1784)

Deaths151 years ago

1873 - Maria Jane Williams, Welsh musician and folklorist (b. circa 1794)

Deaths147 years ago

1887 - Louis Lingg, German-American carpenter and activist (b. 1864)

Deaths133 years ago

1891 - Arthur Rimbaud, French poet and educator (b. 1854)

Deaths129 years ago

1909 - George Essex Evans, Australian poet and educator (b. 1863)

Deaths111 years ago

1917 - Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (b. 1866)

Deaths103 years ago

1928 - Anita Berber, German dancer (b. 1899)

Deaths92 years ago

1936 - Louis Gustave Binger, French general and explorer (b. 1856)

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkish field marshal and statesman, 1st President of Turkey (b. 1881)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Carrie Derick, Canadian botanist and geneticist (b. 1862)

Deaths79 years ago

1946 - Louis Zutter, Swiss gymnast (b. 1856)

Deaths74 years ago

1956 - Gordon MacQuarrie, American author and journalist (b. 1900)

Deaths64 years ago

1962 - Julius Lenhart, Austrian gymnast and engineer (b. 1875)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Klara Dan von Neumann, Hungarian-American computer scientist (b. 1911)

Deaths57 years ago

1971 - Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author and academic (b. 1909)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Ernest M. McSorley, Canadian-American captain (b. 1912)

Deaths45 years ago

1982 - Leonid Brezhnev, Ukrainian-Russian general and politician, 4th Head of State of the Soviet Union (b. 1906)

Deaths38 years ago

1984 - Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (b. 1916)

Deaths34 years ago

1986 - Gordon Richards, English jockey and manager (b. 1904)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Noor Hossain, Bangladeshi activist (b. 1961)

Deaths33 years ago

1990 - Aurelio Monteagudo, Cuban baseball player and manager (b. 1943)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - William Afflis, American football player and wrestler (b. 1929)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Chuck Connors, American actor (b. 1921)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Carmen McRae, American singer, pianist, and actress (b. 1920)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian author and activist (b. 1941)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Mary Millar, English actress (b. 1936)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Greek lawyer and politician, 171st Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1919)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French general and politician, 153rd Prime Minister of France (b. 1915)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Ken Kesey, American novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 1935)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Michel Boisrond, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Canaan Banana, Zimbabwean minister and politician, 1st President of Zimbabwe (b. 1936)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Irv Kupcinet, American journalist and talk show host (b. 1912)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Katy de la Cruz, Filipino-American singer and actress (b. 1907)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Şeref Görkey, Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1913)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Diana Coupland, English actress and singer (b. 1932)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Fokko du Cloux, Dutch mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1954)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Gerald Levert, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1966)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Jack Palance, American boxer and actor (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1962)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Jack Williamson, American author, critic, and academic (b. 1908)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Laraine Day, American actress (b. 1920)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Augustus F. Hawkins, American engineer and politician (b. 1907)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Norman Mailer, American novelist and essayist (b. 1923)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Wannes Van de Velde, Belgian singer and poet (b. 1937)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Kiyosi Itô, Japanese mathematician and academic (b. 1915)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Robert Enke, German footballer (b. 1977)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Dino De Laurentiis, Italian-American actor, producer, and production manager (b. 1919)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Peter J. Biondi, American soldier and politician (b. 1942)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - John Louis Coffey, American lawyer and judge (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mitsuko Mori, Japanese actress (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Piet van Zeil, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Vijaydan Detha, Indian author (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Grant, Australian neurosurgeon (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Matchefts, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Giorgio Orelli, Swiss poet and translator (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Josip Boljkovac, Croatian soldier and politician, 1st Croatia Minister of the Interior (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Wayne Goss, Australian lawyer and politician, 34th Premier of Queensland (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - John Hans Krebs, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz, American surfer and physician (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Al Renfrew, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist, physicist, and engineer, founded the Amdahl Corporation (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Pat Eddery, Irish jockey and trainer (b. 1952)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - André Glucksmann, French philosopher and author (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Helmut Schmidt, German soldier, economist, and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Allen Toussaint, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

In fiction

"The Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper", a short story by H. G. Wells, takes place on 10 November 1931 and opens with the protagonist, Brownlow, accidentally being delivered a newspaper dated 10 November 1971 (a future date at the time of writing).

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