Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

End of World War I-related observances:Armistice Day (New Zealand, France, Belgium and Serbia)

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End of World War I-related observances:National Independence Day (Poland), commemorates the anniversary of Poland's assumption of independent statehood in 1918

Holidays and observances

End of World War I-related observances:Remembrance Day (United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations, including Australia and Canada)

Holidays and observances

End of World War I-related observances:Veterans Day, called Armistice Day until 1954, when it was rededicated to honor American military (Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force) veterans. (United States)

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Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Angola from Portugal in 1975.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Lāčplēsis Day, celebrates the victory over the Bermontians at the Battle of Riga in 1919. (Latvia)

Holidays and observances

Opening of carnival ("Karneval"/"Fasching"), on 11-11, at 11:11. (Germany, the Netherlands, and other countries)

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Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
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Holidays and observances

Singles Day (China)

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Women's Day (Belgium)

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Events

308 - At Carnuntum, Emperor emeritus Diocletian confers with Galerius, Augustus of the East, and Maximianus, the recently returned former Augustus of the West, in an attempt to end the civil wars of the Tetrarchy.

Events

1028 - Constantine VIII died, ending his uninterrupted reign as emperor or co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire of 66 years.

Events992 years ago

1100 - Henry I of England marries Matilda of Scotland, the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland and a direct descendant of the Saxon king Edmund Ironside; Matilda is crowned in the same day.

Events920 years ago

1215 - The Fourth Council of the Lateran meets, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body and blood of Christ.

Events805 years ago
Events520 years ago

1572 - Tycho Brahe observes the supernova SN 1572.

Events448 years ago

1620 - The Mayflower Compact is signed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod.

Events400 years ago

1634 - Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery.

Events386 years ago

1673 - Second Battle of Khotyn in Ukraine: Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski defeat the Ottoman army. In this battle, rockets made by Kazimierz Siemienowicz are successfully used.

Events347 years ago

1675 - Gottfried Leibniz demonstrates integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = ƒ(x).

Events345 years ago

1724 - Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London.

Events296 years ago

1750 - Riots break out in Lhasa after the murder of the Tibetan regent.

Events270 years ago

1750 - The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, is formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It is the first college fraternity.

Events270 years ago

1778 - Cherry Valley massacre: Loyalists and Seneca Indian forces attack a fort and village in eastern New York during the American Revolutionary War, killing more than forty civilians and soldiers.

Events242 years ago

1805 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein: Eight thousand French troops attempt to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

Events215 years ago

1813 - War of 1812: Battle of Crysler's Farm: British and Canadian forces defeat a larger American force, causing the Americans to abandon their Saint Lawrence campaign.

Events207 years ago

1831 - In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.

Events189 years ago
Events181 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: General William Tecumseh Sherman begins burning Atlanta to the ground in preparation for his march to the sea.

Events156 years ago

1865 - Treaty of Sinchula is signed whereby Bhutan cedes the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.

Events155 years ago

1869 - The Victorian Aboriginal Protection Act is enacted in Australia, giving the government control of indigenous people's wages, their terms of employment, where they could live, and of their children, effectively leading to the Stolen Generations.

Events151 years ago

1880 - Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol.

Events140 years ago
Events133 years ago

1889 - The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd state of the United States.

Events131 years ago

1911 - Many cities in the Midwestern United States break their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through.

Events109 years ago

1918 - World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in the forest of Compiègne.

Events102 years ago

1918 - Józef Piłsudski assumes supreme military power in Poland - symbolic first day of Polish independence.

Events102 years ago

1918 - Emperor Charles I of Austria relinquishes power.

Events102 years ago

1919 - The Industrial Workers of the World attack an Armistice Day parade in Centralia, Washington, ultimately resulting in the deaths of five people.

Events101 years ago

1919 - Latvian forces defeat the West Russian Volunteer Army at Riga in the Latvian War of Independence.

Events101 years ago
Events99 years ago

1923 - Adolf Hitler was arrested in Munich for high treason for his role in the Beer Hall Putsch.

Events97 years ago
Events94 years ago

1930 - Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.

Events90 years ago

1934 - The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Australia is opened.

Events86 years ago

1940 - World War II: In the Battle of Taranto, the Royal Navy launches the first all-aircraft ship-to-ship naval attack in history.

Events80 years ago

1940 - World War II: The German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis captures top secret British mail from the Automedon, and sends it to Japan.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: France's zone libre is occupied by German forces in Case Anton.

Events78 years ago

1960 - A military coup against President Ngô Đình Diệm of South Vietnam is crushed.

Events60 years ago

1961 - Thirteen Italian Air Force servicemen, deployed to the Congo as a part of the UN peacekeeping force, are massacred by a mob in Kindu.

Events59 years ago

1962 - Kuwait's National Assembly ratifies the Constitution of Kuwait.

Events58 years ago

1966 - NASA launches Gemini 12.

Events54 years ago

1967 - Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "new left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.

Events53 years ago

1968 - Vietnam War: Operation Commando Hunt initiated. The goal is to interdict men and supplies on the Ho Chi Minh trail, through Laos into South Vietnam.

Events52 years ago

1972 - Vietnam War: Vietnamization: The United States Army turns over the massive Long Binh military base to South Vietnam.

Events48 years ago
Events45 years ago

1975 - Independence of Angola.

Events45 years ago

1977 - A munitions explosion at a train station in Iri, South Korea kills at least 56 people.

Events43 years ago
Events39 years ago

1992 - The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to become priests.

Events28 years ago

1993 - A sculpture honoring women who served in the Vietnam War is dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Events27 years ago

1999 - The House of Lords Act is given Royal Assent, restricting membership of the British House of Lords by virtue of a hereditary peerage.

Events21 years ago

2000 - Kaprun disaster: One hundred fifty-five skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel in Kaprun, Austria.

Events20 years ago

2001 - Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they are traveling in.

Events19 years ago

2004 - The Palestine Liberation Organization confirms the death of Yasser Arafat from unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.

Events16 years ago

2006 - Queen Elizabeth II unveils the New Zealand War Memorial in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.

Events14 years ago

2012 - A strong earthquake with the magnitude 6.8 hits northern Burma, killing at least 26 people.

Events8 years ago

2014 - Fifty-eight people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District in southern Pakistan's Sindh province.

Events6 years ago

Births

990 - Gisela of Swabia, Queen consort of Germany and Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1043)

Births
Births970 years ago
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Births800 years ago

1430 - Jošt of Rožmberk, Bishop of Breslau (d. 1467)

Births590 years ago

1441 - Charlotte of Savoy, French queen (d. 1483)

Births579 years ago

1449 - Catherine of Poděbrady, Hungarian Queen (d. 1464)

Births571 years ago

1491 - Martin Bucer, German Protestant reformer (d. 1551)

Births529 years ago

1493 - Paracelsus, Swiss-German physician, botanist, astrologer, and occultist (d. 1541)

Births527 years ago

1512 - Marcin Kromer, Prince-Bishop of Warmia (d. 1589)

Births508 years ago

1569 - Martin Ruland the Younger, German physician and chemist (d. 1611)

Births451 years ago

1579 - Frans Snyders, Flemish painter (d. 1657)

Births441 years ago
Births421 years ago

1599 - Ottavio Piccolomini, Austrian-Italian field marshal (d. 1656)

Births421 years ago
Births387 years ago

1668 - Johann Albert Fabricius, German author and scholar (d. 1736)

Births352 years ago

1696 - Andrea Zani, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1757)

Births324 years ago

1743 - Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish botanist, entomologist, and psychologist (d. 1828)

Births277 years ago
Births272 years ago

1791 - Josef Munzinger, Swiss lawyer and politician, 3rd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1855)

Births229 years ago

1821 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, and philosopher (d. 1881)

Births199 years ago

1836 - Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American poet and author (d. 1907)

Births184 years ago

1852 - Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austrian-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1925)

Births168 years ago

1855 - Stevan Sremac, Serbian author and activist (d. 1906)

Births165 years ago

1857 - Janet Erskine Stuart, English nun and educator (d. 1914)

Births163 years ago

1860 - Thomas Joseph Byrnes, Australian politician, 12th Premier of Queensland (d. 1898)

Births160 years ago

1863 - Paul Signac, French painter and educator (d. 1935)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Alfred Hermann Fried, Austrian journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1921)

Births156 years ago

1866Martha Annie Whiteley, English chemist and mathematician (d. 1956)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Shrimad Rajchandra, a Jain philosopher, spiritual mentor of Mahatma Gandhi (d. 1901)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Édouard Vuillard, French painter and academic (d. 1940)

Births152 years ago
Births151 years ago

1872 - David I. Walsh, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1947)

Births148 years ago
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1883 - Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor and academic (d. 1969)

Births137 years ago

1885 - George S. Patton, American general (d. 1945)

Births135 years ago

1887 - Roland Young, English-American actor (d. 1953)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Abul Kalam Azad, Indian activist, scholar, and politician, Indian Minister of Education (d. 1958)

Births132 years ago

1888 - J. B. Kripalani, Indian lawyer and politician (d.1982)

Births132 years ago

1891 - Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player and manager (d. 1954)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Grunya Sukhareva, Ukrainian-Russian psychiatrist and university lecturer (d. 1981)

Births129 years ago

1894 - Beverly Bayne, American actress (d. 1982)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Wealthy Babcock, American mathematician and academic (d. 1990)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Shirley Graham Du Bois, American author, playwright, composer, and activist (d. 1977)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Carlos Eduardo Castañeda, Mexican-American historian (d. 1958)

Births124 years ago

1898 - René Clair, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Pat O'Brien, American actor (d. 1983)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Maria Babanova, Russian stage and film actress (d. 1983)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Sam Spiegel, American film producer (d. 1985)

Births119 years ago

1901 - F. Van Wyck Mason, American historian and author (d. 1978)

Births119 years ago

1904 - Alger Hiss, American lawyer and convicted spy (d. 1996)

Births116 years ago

1904 - J. H. C. Whitehead, Indian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1960)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Brother Theodore, German-American monologuist and comedian (d. 2001)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Orestis Laskos, Greek director, screenwriter, and poet (d. 1992)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Robert Ryan, American actor (d. 1973)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Piero Scotti, Italian race car driver (d. 1976)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Roberto Matta, Chilean-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 2002)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Thomas C. Mann, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to El Salvador (d. 1999)

Births108 years ago

1914 - James Gilbert Baker, American astronomer, optician, and academic (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Taslim Olawale Elias, Nigerian academic and jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of Nigeria (d. 1991)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Howard Fast, American novelist and screenwriter (d. 2003)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Henry Wade, American soldier and lawyer (d. 2001)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Daisy Bates, American activist who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957 (d. 1999)

Births106 years ago

1915 - William Proxmire, American soldier, journalist, and politician (d. 2005)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Anna Schwartz, American economist and author (d. 2012)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Robert Carr, English engineer and politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 2012)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Stubby Kaye, American entertainer (d. 1997)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Kalle Päätalo, Finnish soldier and author (d. 2000)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Roy Jenkins, Welsh-English captain, academic, and politician, President of the European Commission (d. 2003)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Walter Krupinski, German captain and pilot (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Terrel Bell, American sergeant, academic, and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of Education (d. 1996)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2007)

Births98 years ago

1925 - John Guillermin, English-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1925 - June Whitfield, English actress (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Jonathan Winters, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian race car driver (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Mose Allison, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2016)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Martin Špegelj, Croatian general and politician, 2nd Croatian Minister of Defence (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Ernestine Anderson, American singer (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Carlos Fuentes, Mexican novelist and essayist (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1929 - LaVern Baker, American singer (d. 1997)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Hans Magnus Enzensberger, German author and poet

Births91 years ago

1929 - Martin Jacomb, English lawyer, businessman, and academic

Births91 years ago

1930 - Hugh Everett III, American physicist and mathematician (d. 1982)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Vernon Handley, English conductor (d. 2008)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Mildred Dresselhaus, American physicist and academic (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Germano Mosconi, Italian journalist (d. 2012)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Martino Finotto, Italian race car driver (d. 2014)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Peter B. Lewis, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Bibi Andersson, Swedish actress (d. 2019)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Jack Keller, American songwriter and producer (d. 2005)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Vittorio Brambilla, Italian race car driver (d. 2001)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician and diplomat, 14th Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations

Births83 years ago

1937 - Alicia Ostriker, American poet and scholar

Births83 years ago

1939 - Denise Alexander, American actress

Births81 years ago

1940 - Barbara Boxer, American journalist and politician

Births80 years ago

1940 - Dennis Coffey, American guitarist

Births80 years ago

1942 - Jonathan Fenby, English journalist and businessman

Births78 years ago

1942 - Roy Fredericks, Guyanese-American cricketer and politician (d. 2000)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Diane Wolkstein, American author and radio host (d. 2013)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Doug Frost, Australian swim coach

Births77 years ago

1945 - Chris Dreja, English guitarist and songwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Vince Martell, American singer and guitarist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan politician, President of Nicaragua

Births75 years ago

1946 - Al Holbert, American race car driver (d. 1988)

Births74 years ago

1948 - Andrzej Czok, Polish mountaineer (d. 1986)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Vincent Schiavelli, American actor (d. 2005)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Robert John "Mutt" Lange, British-South African record producer and songwriter

Births72 years ago

1949 - Ismail Petra of Kelantan, former Sultan of Kelantan (d. 2019)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Kathy Postlewait, American golfer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Mircea Dinescu, Romanian journalist and poet

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jim Peterik, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1951 - Kim Peek, American megasavant (d. 2009)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Marc Summers, American television host and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Fuzzy Zoeller, American golfer

Births69 years ago

1953 - Marshall Crenshaw, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Andy Partridge, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Steve Brain, English rugby player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Mary Gaitskill, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer.

Births66 years ago

1954 - Roger Slifer, American author, illustrator, screenwriter, and producer (d. 2015)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Dave Alvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Jigme Singye Wangchuk, King of Bhutan

Births65 years ago

1956 - Ian Craig Marsh, English guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Talat Aziz, Ghazal singer

Births64 years ago

1958 - Luz Casal, Spanish singer-songwriter and actress

Births62 years ago

1958 - Kazimieras Černis, Lithuanian astronomer and astrophysicist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Carlos Lacámara, Cuban-American actor and playwright

Births62 years ago

1958 - Kathy Lette, Australian-English author

Births62 years ago

1959 - Lee Haney, American bodybuilder

Births61 years ago

1959 - Richard Rowe, English jockey and trainer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Christian Schwarzenegger, Swiss criminologist and academic

Births61 years ago

1959 - Carl Williams, American boxer (d. 2013)

Births61 years ago

1960 - Colin Harvey, English author and critic (d. 2011)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Chuck Hernandez, American baseball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1960 - Paquito Ochoa, Jr., Filipino lawyer and politician, 37th Executive Secretary of the Philippines

Births60 years ago

1960 - Cristina Odone, Kenyan-Italian journalist and author

Births60 years ago

1960 - Peter Parros, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Stanley Tucci, American actor and director

Births60 years ago

1961 - Yuri Milner, Russian-born entrepreneur, venture capitalist and physicist

Births59 years ago

1962 - Mario Fenech, Maltese-Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births58 years ago

1962 - Georgios Mitsibonas, Greek footballer (d. 1997)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Demi Moore, American actress, director, and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - James Morrison, Australian trumpet player and composer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Billy Gunn, American wrestler and actor

Births57 years ago

1964 - Margarete Bagshaw, American painter and potter (d. 2015)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Calista Flockhart, American actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Philip McKeon, American actor (d. 2019)

Births56 years ago

1965 - Max Mutchnick, American screenwriter and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kim Stockwood, Canadian singer-songwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Benedicta Boccoli, Italian model and actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Vince Colosimo, Australian actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Alison Doody, Irish model and actress

Births54 years ago

1967 - Gil de Ferran, Brazilian race car driver

Births53 years ago

1967 - David Doak, Northern Irish video game designer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Frank John Hughes, American actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1968 - David L. Cook, American singer-songwriter and comedian

Births52 years ago

1968 - Diego Fuser, Italian footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1971 - David DeLuise, American actor and director

Births49 years ago

1971 - Tomas Pačėsas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach

Births49 years ago

1972 - Adam Beach, Canadian actor

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jason White, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1974 - Jon B., American singer-songwriter and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Static Major, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2008)

Births46 years ago

1974 - Wajahatullah Wasti, Pakistani cricketer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Daisuke Ohata, Japanese rugby player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Jason Grilli, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jesse F. Keeler, Canadian bass player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Ben Hollioake, Australian-English cricketer (d. 2002)

Births43 years ago

1977 - Jill Vedder, American philanthropist, activist and fashion model

Births43 years ago

1977 - Maniche, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Marsha Mehran, Iranian-American author (d. 2014)

Births43 years ago

1978 - Lou Vincent, New Zealand cricketer

Births42 years ago

1980 - Willie Parker, American football player and coach

Births40 years ago

1980 - Edmoore Takaendesa, Zimbabwean-German rugby player

Births40 years ago

1982 - Gonzalo Canale, Argentinian-Italian rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jeremy Williams, English model, actor, and poet

Births38 years ago

1983 - Arouna Koné, Ivorian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Philipp Lahm, German footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Japanese voice actor and singer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Stephen Hunt, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Birkir Már Sævarsson, Icelandic footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Osvaldo Alonso, Cuban footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Austin Collie, American football player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Tiidrek Nurme, Estonian runner

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jessica Sierra, American singer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Robin Uthappa, Indian cricketer

Births35 years ago

1986 - François Trinh-Duc, French rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jon Batiste, American singer and pianist

Births34 years ago

1986 - Mark Sanchez, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Victor Cruz, American football player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Vinny Guadagnino, American actor

Births33 years ago

1987 - Chanelle Hayes, English model and singer

Births33 years ago

1988 - David Depetris, Argentinian-Slovak footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Mikako Komatsu, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kyle Naughton, English footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Adam Rippon, American figure skater

Births31 years ago

1989 - Reina Tanaka, Japanese singer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Lewis Williamson, Scottish race car driver

Births31 years ago

1990 - James Segeyaro, Papua New Guinean rugby league player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Tom Dumoulin, Dutch road bicycle racer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Georginio Wijnaldum, Dutch footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Christa B. Allen, American actress

Births29 years ago

1992 - Sofía Luini, Argentine tennis player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Jang Hee-ryung, South Korean actress

Births27 years ago

1993 - Jamaal Lascelles, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Ellie Simmonds, English swimmer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Sanju Samson, Indian cricketer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Josh Aloiai, New Zealand rugby league player

Births25 years ago

Deaths

405 - Arsacius of Tarsus, Tarsian archbishop (b. 324)

Deaths

683 - Yazid I, Muslim caliph (b. 647)

Deaths

865 - Petronas, Byzantine general

Deaths

865 - Antony the Younger, Byzantine monk and saint (b. 785)

Deaths1155 years ago

875 - Teutberga, queen of Lotharingia

Deaths

1028 - Constantine VIII, Byzantine emperor (b. 960)

Deaths992 years ago
Deaths942 years ago

1089 - Saint Peter Igneus, Italian Benedictine monk

Deaths931 years ago

1130 - Teresa of León, Countess of Portugal, Portuguese regent (b. 1080)

Deaths890 years ago

1189 - King William II of Sicily ("the Good") (b. 1153)

Deaths831 years ago

1285 - King Peter III of Aragon (b. 1239)

Deaths735 years ago
Deaths689 years ago

1561 - Hans Tausen, Danish reformer (b. 1494)

Deaths459 years ago
Deaths437 years ago

1623 - Philippe de Mornay, French theorist and author (b. 1549)

Deaths397 years ago

1638 - Cornelis van Haarlem, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1562)

Deaths382 years ago

1724 - Joseph Blake, English criminal (b. 1700)

Deaths296 years ago

1812 - Platon Levshin, Russian metropolitan (b. 1737)

Deaths208 years ago

1831 - Nat Turner, American slave and rebel leader (b. 1800)

Deaths189 years ago

1855 - Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, author, and poet (b. 1813)

Deaths165 years ago
Deaths159 years ago

1862 - James Madison Porter, American lawyer and politician, 18th United States Secretary of War (b. 1793)

Deaths158 years ago

1880 - Ned Kelly, Australian criminal (b. 1855)

Deaths140 years ago

1880 - Lucretia Mott, American activist (b. 1793)

Deaths140 years ago

1884 - Alfred Brehm, German zoologist, author, and illustrator (b. 1827)

Deaths136 years ago

1887 - Haymarket affair defendants:

Deaths133 years ago

1887 - George Engel, German-American businessman and activist (b. 1836)

Deaths133 years ago

1887 - Adolph Fischer, German-American printer and activist (b. 1858)

Deaths133 years ago

1887 - Albert Parsons, American journalist and activist (b. 1848)

Deaths133 years ago

1887 - August Spies, American journalist and activist (b. 1855)

Deaths133 years ago

1917 - Liliuokalani of Hawaii (b. 1838)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - George Lawrence Price, Canadian soldier (b. 1892)

Deaths102 years ago

1919 - Pavel Chistyakov, Russian painter and educator (b. 1832)

Deaths101 years ago

1921 - Léon Moreaux, French target shooter (b. 1852)

Deaths99 years ago

1931 - Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese businessman (b. 1840)

Deaths89 years ago

1939 - Bob Marshall, American author and activist (b. 1901)

Deaths81 years ago

1940 - Muhittin Akyüz, Turkish general and diplomat (b. 1870)

Deaths80 years ago

1944 - Munir Ertegun, Turkish diplomat (b. 1883)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Jerome Kern, American composer (b. 1885)

Deaths75 years ago

1949 - Loukas Kanakaris-Roufos, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Foreign Minister (b. 1878)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Alexandros Diomidis, Greek banker and politician, 145th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1875)

Deaths70 years ago
Deaths67 years ago

1961 - Behiç Erkin, Turkish colonel and politician, Turkish Minister of Environment and Urban Planning (b. 1876)

Deaths59 years ago

1962 - Joseph Ruddy, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1878)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - Luis Arturo González López Guatemalan supreme court judge and briefly acting president (b. 1900)

Deaths55 years ago

1972 - Berry Oakley, American bass player (b. 1948)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)

Deaths47 years ago

1973 - Richard von Frankenberg, German race car driver and journalist (b. 1922)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Alfonso Leng, Chilean dentist, composer, and academic (b. 1894)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - Alexander Calder, American sculptor (b. 1898)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist and activist (b. 1950)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Dimitri Tiomkin, Ukrainian-American composer and conductor (b. 1894)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Vince Gair, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Queensland (b. 1901)

Deaths40 years ago

1984 - Martin Luther King, Sr., American pastor, missionary, and activist (b. 1899)

Deaths36 years ago

1985 - Pelle Lindbergh, Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1959)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Arthur Rothstein, American photographer and educator (b. 1915)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - Charles Groves Wright Anderson, South African-Australian colonel and politician (b. 1897)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (b. 1900)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer (b. 1909)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Sadi Irmak, Turkish physician and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1904)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Alexis Minotis, Greek actor and director (b. 1898)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1909)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Erskine Hawkins, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1914)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - John Stanley, American author and illustrator (b. 1914)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - John A. Volpe, American soldier and politician, 61st Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1908)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist, historian, and publicist (b. 1922)

Deaths26 years ago

1997 - Rod Milburn, American hurdler and coach (b. 1950)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - William Alland, American film producer and writer (b. 1916)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player and soldier (b. 1913)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Paddy Clancy, Irish singer and actor (b. 1922)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Jacobo Timerman, Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1923)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Sandra Schmitt, German skier (b. 1981)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Erna Viitol, Estonian sculptor (b. 1920)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Frances Ames, South African neurologist, psychiatrist, and human rights activist (b. 1920)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Miquel Martí i Pol, Catalan poet (b. 1929)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Dayton Allen, American comedian and voice actor (b. 1919)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Yasser Arafat, Palestinian engineer and politician, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1929)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American director and producer (b. 1930)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, English photographer (b. 1939)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Peter Drucker, Austrian-American author, theorist, and educator (b. 1909)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (b. 1974)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Delbert Mann, American director and producer (b. 1920)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Herb Score, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1933)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Mustafa Şekip Birgöl, Turkish colonel (b. 1903)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Marie Osborne Yeats, American actress and costume designer (b. 1911)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Francisco Blake Mora, Mexican lawyer and politician, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1966)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Lam Adesina, Nigerian educator and politician, Governor of Oyo State (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Joe Egan, English rugby player and coach (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Rex Hunt, English lieutenant, pilot, and diplomat, Governor of the Falkland Islands (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Victor Mees, Belgian footballer (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Harry Wayland Randall, American photographer (b. 1915)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - John Barnhill, American basketball player and coach (b. 1938)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Domenico Bartolucci, Italian cardinal and composer (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bob Beckham, American singer-songwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John S. Dunne, American priest and theologian (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Atilla Karaosmanoğlu, Turkish economist and politician, 33rd Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - John Doar, American lawyer and activist (b. 1921)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Big Bank Hank, American rapper (b. 1956)

Deaths6 years ago

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

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Harry Lonsdale, American chemist, businessman, and politician (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Carol Ann Susi, American actress (b. 1952)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Rita Gross, American theologian and author (b. 1943)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nathaniel Marston, American actor and producer (b. 1975)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Victor Bailey, American singer and bass player (b. 1960)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Robert Vaughn, American actor (b. 1932)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Chiquito de la Calzada, Spanish singer, actor and comedian (b. 1932)

Deaths3 years ago

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