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America Recycles Day (United States)

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Earliest day on which Beaujolais Day can fall, while November 21 is the latest; observed on the third Thursday in November (International)

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Earliest day on which Day of the Revolution can fall, while November 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in November (Mexico)

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Earliest day on which Great American Smokeout can fall, while November 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Thursday in November (United States)

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Independence Day, unilaterally declared in 1988. (Palestine)

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King's Feast (Belgium)

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Shichi-Go-San (Japan)

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The beginning of Winter Lent (Eastern Orthodox)

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Events

1315 - Battle of Morgarten: The Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I.

Events705 years ago

1532 - Commanded by Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the city plaza the following day.

Events488 years ago

1533 - Francisco Pizarro arrives in Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.

Events487 years ago
Events315 years ago

1760 - The secondly-built Castellania in Valletta is officially inaugurated with the blessing of the interior Chapel of Sorrows.

Events260 years ago

1777 - American Revolutionary War: After 16 months of debate the Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation.

Events243 years ago

1806 - Pike expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (It is later named Pikes Peak.)

Events214 years ago
Events156 years ago

1889 - Brazil is declared a republic by Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca as Emperor Pedro II is deposed in a military coup.

Events131 years ago

1914 - Harry Turner becomes the first player to die from game-related injuries in the "Ohio League", the direct predecessor to the National Football League.

Events106 years ago

1920 - First assembly of the League of Nations is held in Geneva, Switzerland.

Events100 years ago

1920 - The Free City of Danzig is established.

Events100 years ago

1922 - At least 300 are massacred during a general strike in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Events98 years ago

1926 - The NBC radio network opens with 24 stations.

Events94 years ago

1928 - The RNLI lifeboat Mary Stanford capsized in Rye Harbour with the loss of the entire 17-man crew.

Events92 years ago
Events87 years ago

1939 - In Washington, D.C., US President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.

Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: The Battle of Guadalcanal ends in a decisive Allied victory.

Events78 years ago

1943 - The Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps".

Events77 years ago

1949 - Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte are executed for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi.

Events71 years ago

1951 - Greek resistance leader Nikos Beloyannis, along with 11 resistance members, is sentenced to death by the court-martial.

Events69 years ago

1955 - The first part of Saint Petersburg Metro is opened.

Events65 years ago

1959 - The murders of the Clutter Family in Holcomb, Kansas were discovered, inspiring Truman Capote's non-fiction book In Cold Blood.

Events61 years ago

1966 - Project Gemini: Gemini 12 completes the program's final mission, when it splashes down safely in the Atlantic Ocean.

Events54 years ago

1966 - A Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 708 crashes near Berlin, Germany, killing all three people on board.

Events54 years ago

1967 - The only fatality of the North American X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.

Events53 years ago

1968 - The Cleveland Transit System becomes the first transit system in the western hemisphere to provide direct rapid transit service from a city's downtown to its major airport.

Events52 years ago

1969 - Cold War: The Soviet submarine K-19 collides with the American submarine USS Gato in the Barents Sea.

Events51 years ago

1969 - Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic "March Against Death".

Events51 years ago

1971 - Intel releases the world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, the 4004.

Events49 years ago

1976 - René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favor of independence.

Events44 years ago

1978 - A chartered Douglas DC-8 crashes near Colombo, Sri Lanka, killing 183.

Events42 years ago

1979 - A package from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

Events41 years ago

1983 - Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus declares independence. Recognized only by Turkey.

Events37 years ago

1985 - A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

Events35 years ago

1987 - In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu.

Events33 years ago

1988 - In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran makes its only space flight.

Events32 years ago
Events32 years ago

1988 - The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.

Events32 years ago
Events30 years ago

1990 - The Communist People's Republic of Bulgaria is disestablished and a new republican government is instituted.

Events30 years ago

2000 - A chartered Antonov An-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, killing more than 40 people.

Events20 years ago
Events18 years ago

2003 - The first day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings, in which two car bombs, targeting two synagogues, explode, killing 25 people and wounding about 300.

Events17 years ago

2006 - Al Jazeera English launches worldwide.

Events14 years ago

2007 - Cyclone Sidr hits Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5,000 people and destroying parts of the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.

Events13 years ago
Events8 years ago

2016 - Hong Kong's High Court bans elected politicians Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung from the city's Parliament.

Events4 years ago

Births

459 - B'utz Aj Sak Chiik, Mayan king (d. 501)

Births

1316 - John I, king of France and Navarre (d. 1316)

Births704 years ago

1397 - Nicholas V, pope of the Catholic Church (d. 1455)

Births623 years ago

1498 - Eleanor of Austria, queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)

Births522 years ago

1511 - Johannes Secundus, Dutch poet and author (d. 1536)

Births509 years ago

1556 - Jacques Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618)

Births464 years ago

1607 - Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (d. 1701)

Births413 years ago

1660 - Hermann von der Hardt, German historian and orientalist (d. 1746)

Births360 years ago

1661 - Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss-American settler and author (d. 1743)

Births359 years ago

1692 - Eusebius Amort, German poet and theologian (d. 1775)

Births328 years ago

1708 - William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1778)

Births312 years ago

1738 - William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer (d. 1822)

Births282 years ago

1741 - Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss poet and physiognomist (d. 1801)

Births279 years ago

1746 - Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1809)

Births274 years ago

1757 - Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist, and academic (d. 1830)

Births263 years ago

1776 - José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, Mexican journalist and author (d. 1827)

Births244 years ago

1784 - Jérôme Bonaparte, French husband of Catharina of Württemberg (d. 1860)

Births236 years ago

1791 - Friedrich Ernst Scheller, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1869)

Births229 years ago

1793 - Michel Chasles, French mathematician and academic (d. 1880)

Births227 years ago

1849 - Mary E. Byrd, American astronomer and educator (d. 1934)

Births171 years ago

1852 - Tewfik Pasha, Egyptian ruler (d. 1892)

Births168 years ago

1859 - Christopher Hornsrud, Norwegian businessman and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1960)

Births161 years ago

1862 - Gerhart Hauptmann, German novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1946)

Births158 years ago

1865 - John Earle, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Tasmania (d. 1932)

Births155 years ago

1867 - Emil Krebs, German polyglot (d. 1930)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Emil Racoviță, Romanian biologist, zoologist, and explorer (d. 1947)

Births152 years ago

1873 - Sara Josephine Baker, American physician and academic (d. 1945)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Dimitrios Golemis, Greek runner (d. 1941)

Births146 years ago

1874 - August Krogh, Danish zoologist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)

Births146 years ago

1879 - Lewis Stone, American actor (d. 1953)

Births141 years ago

1881 - Franklin Pierce Adams, American journalist and author (d. 1960)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Felix Frankfurter, Austrian-American lawyer and jurist (d. 1965)

Births138 years ago

1886 - René Guénon, French-Egyptian philosopher and author (d. 1951)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Marianne Moore, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 1972)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter and educator (d. 1986)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Artie Matthews, American pianist and composer (d. 1958)

Births132 years ago

1890 - Richmal Crompton, English author and educator (d. 1969)

Births130 years ago

1891 - W. Averell Harriman, American businessman and politician, 11th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. 1986)

Births129 years ago

1891 - Erwin Rommel, German field marshal (d. 1944)

Births129 years ago

1892 - Naomi Childers, American actress (d. 1964)

Births128 years ago
Births125 years ago

1895 - Antoni Słonimski, Polish journalist, poet, and playwright (d. 1976)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Leonard Lord, English businessman (d. 1967)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Aneurin Bevan, Welsh journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 1960)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Sacheverell Sitwell, English author and critic (d. 1988)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Avdy Andresson, Estonian-American soldier and diplomat, Estonian Minister of War (d. 1990)

Births121 years ago

1903 - Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 1974)

Births117 years ago

1905 - Mantovani, Italian conductor and composer (d. 1980)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Curtis LeMay, American general and politician (d. 1990)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Claus von Stauffenberg, German colonel (d. 1944)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Carlo Abarth, Italian engineer and businessman, founded Abarth (d. 1979)

Births112 years ago

1912 - Harald Keres, Estonian physicist and academic (d. 2010)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Yi Wu, Japanese-Korean colonel (d. 1945)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Jack Dyer, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2003)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist and poet (d. 2005)

Births107 years ago

1914 - V. R. Krishna Iyer, Indian lawyer and judge (d. 2014)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Nita Barrow, Barbadian nurse and politician, 7th Governor-General of Barbados (d. 1995)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Bill Melendez, Mexican-American voice actor, animator, director, and producer (d. 2008)

Births104 years ago

1919 - Carol Bruce, American singer and actress (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Joseph Wapner, American lieutenant and judge (d. 2017)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Greek actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Francis Brunn, German juggler (d. 2004)

Births98 years ago

1922 - David Sidney Feingold, American biochemist and academic (d. 2019)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Francesco Rosi, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Văn Cao, Vietnamese composer, poet, and painter (d. 1995)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Samuel Klein, Polish-Brazilian businessman and philanthropist, founded Casas Bahia (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Gianni Ferrio, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Howard Baker, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 12th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Thomas Williams, American author and academic (d. 1990)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Bill Rowling, New Zealand politician, 30th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1995)

Births93 years ago

1928 - C. W. McCall, American singer-songwriter and politician

Births92 years ago

1928 - Seldon Powell, American saxophonist and flute player (d. 1997)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Ed Asner, American actor, singer, and producer

Births91 years ago

1929 - Joe Hinton, American singer (d. 1968)

Births91 years ago

1930 - J. G. Ballard, English novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 2009)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Olene Walker, American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Utah (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1931 - John Kerr, American actor, singer, and lawyer (d. 2013)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Mwai Kibaki, Kenyan economist and politician, 3rd President of Kenya

Births89 years ago
Births89 years ago

1932 - Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter and actress

Births88 years ago

1932 - Clyde McPhatter, American singer (d. 1972)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Alvin Plantinga, American philosopher, author, and academic

Births88 years ago

1933 - Gloria Foster, American actress (d. 2001)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Theodore Roszak, American scholar and author (d. 2011)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Joanna Barnes, American actress and author

Births86 years ago

1934 - Peter Dickinson, English pianist and composer

Births86 years ago

1935 - Nera White, American basketball player (d. 2016)

Births85 years ago

1936 - H. B. Bailey, American race car driver (d. 2003)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births84 years ago

1936 - Tara Singh Hayer, Indian-Canadian journalist and publisher (d. 1998)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Little Willie John, American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Terry Bradbury, English footballer and manager

Births81 years ago

1939 - Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, Finnish physician and parapsychologist (d. 2015)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Yaphet Kotto, American actor and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1940 - Roberto Cavalli, Italian fashion designer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Tony Mendez, American CIA technical operations officer (d. 2019)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Ulf Pilgaard, Danish actor and screenwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Hank Wangford, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and physician

Births80 years ago

1940 - Sam Waterston, American actor

Births80 years ago

1941 - Rick Kemp, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Daniel Pinkwater, American author and illustrator

Births79 years ago

1942 - Daniel Barenboim, Argentinian-Israeli pianist and conductor

Births78 years ago

1945 - Roger Donaldson, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bob Gunton, American actor and singer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Norwegian-Swedish singer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Vassilis Goumas, Greek basketball player

Births74 years ago

1947 - Malcolm Ranjith, Sri Lankan cardinal

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bill Richardson, American politician and diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Births73 years ago

1947 - Ken Sutcliffe, Australian journalist and sportscaster

Births73 years ago

1948 - Teodoro Locsin, Jr., Filipino journalist, lawyer, and politician

Births72 years ago

1950 - Egon Vaupel, German lawyer and politician, 16th Mayor of Marburg

Births70 years ago

1951 - Beverly D'Angelo, American actress, singer, and producer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Rick Atkinson, American journalist, historian, and author

Births68 years ago

1952 - Randy Savage, American wrestler (d. 2011)

Births68 years ago

1953 - Alexander O'Neal, American R&B singer-songwriter and arranger

Births67 years ago

1953 - James Widdoes, American actor, director, and producer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Kevin S. Bright, American director and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Emma Dent Coad, British politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Polish journalist and politician, 3rd President of Poland

Births66 years ago

1954 - Randy Thomas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Tony Thompson, American R&B, disco, and rock drummer (d. 2003)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Joe Leeway, English pop singer-songwriter and percussionist

Births65 years ago

1956 - Michael Hampton, American guitarist and producer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Gerry Connolly, Australian comedian and actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Kevin Eubanks, American guitarist and composer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Harold Marcuse, American historian and educator

Births63 years ago

1957 - Michael Woythe, German footballer and manager

Births63 years ago

1958 - Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Australian actor and director

Births62 years ago

1958 - Gu Kailai, Chinese lawyer and businesswoman

Births62 years ago

1958 - Lesley Laird, British politician

Births62 years ago

1959 - Tibor Fischer, English author

Births61 years ago

1960 - Dawn Airey, English broadcaster

Births60 years ago

1961 - Hugh McGahan, New Zealand rugby league player

Births59 years ago

1962 - Mark Acres, American basketball player and educator

Births58 years ago

1962 - Judy Gold, American comedian, actress, and producer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Andrew Castle, English tennis player and television host

Births57 years ago

1963 - Benny Elias, Lebanese-Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - Kevin J. O'Connor, American actor

Births57 years ago

1964 - Stelios Aposporis, Greek footballer and manager

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2011)

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tiit Sokk, Estonian basketball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Nigel Bond, English snooker player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Stefan Pfeiffer, German swimmer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Rachel True, American actress

Births54 years ago

1967 - Greg Anthony, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Cynthia Breazeal, American computer scientist, roboticist, and academic

Births53 years ago

1967 - Pedro Borbón, Jr., Dominican baseball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - E-40, American rapper and actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Wayne Harrison, English footballer (d. 2013)

Births53 years ago

1967 - François Ozon, French director, producer, and screenwriter

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gus Poyet, Uruguayan footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jon Preston, New Zealand rugby player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper and producer (d. 2004)

Births52 years ago

1968 - Fausto Brizzi, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Teodoro Casiño, Filipino journalist and politician

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jennifer Charles, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Uwe Rösler, German footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1970 - Ilija Aračić, Croatian footballer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Jack Ingram, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Alexander Kvitashvili, Georgian-Ukrainian academic and politician, 19th Ukrainian Minister of Healthcare

Births50 years ago

1970 - Patrick M'Boma, Cameroonian footballer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Jay Harrington, American actor

Births49 years ago

1971 - Martin Pieckenhagen, German footballer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jonny Lee Miller, English-American actor

Births48 years ago

1973 - Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress

Births47 years ago

1973 - Alamgir Sheriyar, English cricketer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Chad Kroeger, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Scott Henshall, English fashion designer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Yannick Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Boris Živković, Croatian footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Brandon DiCamillo, American comedian, actor, and stuntman

Births44 years ago

1976 - Virginie Ledoyen, French actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sule, Indonesian comedian and actor

Births44 years ago

1977 - Sean Murray, American actor

Births43 years ago

1977 - Peter Phillips, English businessman

Births43 years ago

1977 - Robaire Smith, American football player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Floyd Womack, American football player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Brooks Bollinger, American football player and coach

Births41 years ago

1979 - Josemi, Spanish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Brett Lancaster, Australian cyclist

Births41 years ago

1980 - Ace Young, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births40 years ago

1981 - Drew Hodgdon, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer

Births39 years ago

1982 - D. J. Fitzpatrick, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Rio Hirai, Japanese actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Joe Kowalewski, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Benjamin Krause, German rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Giaan Rooney, Australian swimmer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Lofa Tatupu, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Kalu Uche, Nigerian footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Dominic Carroll, Gibraltarian runner

Births37 years ago

1983 - Sasha Pavlović, Serbian basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player

Births37 years ago

1984 - Asia Kate Dillon, American actor and producer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Lily Aldridge, American model

Births35 years ago

1985 - Charron Fisher, American basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Simon Spender, Welsh footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Coye Francies, American football player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jerry Roush, American singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1987 - Isaiah Osbourne, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Morgan Parra, French rugby player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Billy Twelvetrees, English rugby player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Jonalyn Viray, Filipino singer

Births31 years ago

1991 - Maxime Colin, French footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Shailene Woodley, American actress

Births29 years ago

1992 - Sofia Goggia, Italian skier

Births28 years ago

1992 - Minami Minegishi, Japanese singer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Daniela Seguel, Chilean tennis player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Trevor Story, American baseball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kevin Wimmer, Austrian footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Paulo Dybala, Argentine footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Saaya Irie, Japanese actress and singer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Bryce Cartwright, Australian rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1995 - Karl-Anthony Towns, Dominican-American basketball player

Births25 years ago

1997 - Catie Munnings, British rally driver

Births23 years ago

Deaths

165 BCE - Mattathias, Jewish resistance leader

Deaths

621 - Malo, Breton bishop and saint

Deaths

655 - Æthelhere, king of East Anglia

Deaths

655 - Penda of Mercia, king of Mercia

Deaths1365 years ago

1037 - Odo II, French nobleman (b. 983)

Deaths983 years ago

1136 - Leopold III, margrave of Austria (b. 1073)

Deaths884 years ago

1194 - Margaret I, countess of Flanders

Deaths826 years ago

1226 - Frederick of Isenberg, German nobleman (b. 1193)

Deaths794 years ago

1280 - Albertus Magnus, German bishop, theologian, and philosopher (b. 1193)

Deaths740 years ago

1347 - James I of Urgell, Spanish nobleman (b. 1321)

Deaths673 years ago

1351 - Joanna of Pfirt, duchess of Austria

Deaths669 years ago

1379 - Otto V, duke of Bavaria

Deaths641 years ago
Deaths557 years ago

1527 - Catherine of York, English princess (b. 1479)

Deaths493 years ago

1579 - Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian preacher, founder of the Unitarian Church of Transylvania (b. 1510)

Deaths441 years ago

1594 - Martin Frobisher, English seaman and explorer

Deaths426 years ago

1628 - Roque González de Santa Cruz, Paraguayan missionary and martyr (b. 1576)

Deaths392 years ago

1630 - Johannes Kepler, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1571)

Deaths390 years ago

1670 - John Amos Comenius, Czech bishop, philosopher, and educator (b. 1592)

Deaths350 years ago

1691 - Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (b. 1620)

Deaths329 years ago

1706 - Tsangyang, Tibetan dalai lama (b. 1683)

Deaths314 years ago

1712 - James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1658)

Deaths308 years ago

1712 - Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675)

Deaths308 years ago

1787 - Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer (b. 1714)

Deaths233 years ago

1794 - John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (b. 1723)

Deaths226 years ago

1795 - Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)

Deaths225 years ago

1832 - Jean-Baptiste Say, French economist and businessman (b. 1767)

Deaths188 years ago

1853 - Maria II, Portuguese queen and regent (b. 1819)

Deaths167 years ago

1892 - Thomas Neill Cream, Scottish-Canadian serial killer (b. 1850)

Deaths128 years ago

1897 - Alfred Kennerley, English-Australian politician, 10th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1810)

Deaths123 years ago

1908 - Cixi, China empress dowager and regent (b. 1835)

Deaths112 years ago

1910 - Wilhelm Raabe, German author (b. 1831)

Deaths110 years ago

1916 - Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)

Deaths104 years ago

1917 - Émile Durkheim, French sociologist, psychologist, and philosopher (b. 1858)

Deaths103 years ago

1919 - Mikhail Dolivo-Dobrovolsky, Polish-Russian engineer, electrician, and inventor (b. 1862)

Deaths101 years ago

1919 - Mohammad Farid, Egyptian lawyer and politician (b. 1868)

Deaths101 years ago

1919 - Alfred Werner, French-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)

Deaths101 years ago

1922 - Dimitrios Gounaris, Greek lawyer and politician, 94th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1866)

Deaths98 years ago

1922 - Petros Protopapadakis, Greek mathematician and politician, 107th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1854)

Deaths98 years ago

1922 - Nikolaos Stratos, Greek lawyer and politician, 106th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1872)

Deaths98 years ago

1941 - Wal Handley, English motorcycle racer (b. 1902)

Deaths79 years ago

1945 - Frank Chapman, American ornithologist and photographer (b. 1864)

Deaths75 years ago

1949 - Narayan Apte, Indian activist, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1911)

Deaths71 years ago

1949 - Nathuram Godse, Indian assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (b. 1910)

Deaths71 years ago

1951 - Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (b. 1862)

Deaths69 years ago

1954 - Lionel Barrymore, American actor, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1878)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Emma Richter, German paleontologist (b. 1888)

Deaths64 years ago

1958 - Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1914)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1869)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Robert Raymond Cook, Canadian murderer (b. 1937)

Deaths60 years ago

1961 - Elsie Ferguson, American actress (b. 1883)

Deaths59 years ago

1961 - Johanna Westerdijk, Dutch pathologist and academic (b. 1883)

Deaths59 years ago

1963 - Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (b. 1888)

Deaths57 years ago

1966 - Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter and wrestler (b. 1877)

Deaths54 years ago

1966 - William Zorach, Lithuanian-American sculptor and painter (b. 1887)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Michael J. Adams, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1930)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Konstantinos Tsaldaris, Egyptian-Greek politician (b. 1884)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Rudolf Abel, English-Russian colonel (b. 1903)

Deaths49 years ago

1976 - Jean Gabin, French actor, singer, and producer (b. 1904)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Margaret Mead, American anthropologist and author (b. 1901)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Bill Lee, American actor and singer (b. 1916)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Steve Macko, American baseball player and coach (b. 1954)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Enid Markey, American actress (b. 1894)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Khawar Rizvi, Pakistani poet and scholar (b. 1938)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Vinoba Bhave, Indian philosopher and Gandhian, Bharat Ratna Awardee (b. 1895)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Martín de Álzaga, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1901)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - John Grimaldi, English keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1955)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Charlie Grimm, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - John Le Mesurier, English actor (b. 1912)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Méret Oppenheim, German-Swiss painter, photographer, and poet (b. 1913)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - Billo Frómeta, Dominican conductor and composer (b. 1915)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Ieronymos I of Athens, Greek archbishop and theologian (b. 1905)

Deaths32 years ago

1994 - Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Alger Hiss, American lawyer and diplomat (b. 1904)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Saul Chaplin, American director and composer (b. 1912)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (b. 1941)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Ludvík Daněk, Czech discus thrower (b. 1937)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Edoardo Agnelli, son of industrialist Gianni Agnelli, converted to Shia Islam (b. 1954)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Ray Lewis, Canadian runner (b. 1910)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (b. 1925)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Laurence Tisch, American businessman, co-founded the Loews Corporation (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Speedy West, American guitarist and producer (b. 1924)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Elmer L. Andersen, American businessman and politician, 30th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1909)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - John Morgan, Welsh-Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Adrian Rogers, American pastor and author (b. 1931)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Arto Salminen, Finnish journalist and author (b. 1959)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - David K. Wyatt, American historian and author (b. 1937)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1928)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Grace Hartigan, American painter (b. 1922)

Deaths12 years ago
Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Larry Evans, American chess player and journalist (b. 1932)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - William Edwin Self, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Oba Chandler, American murderer (b. 1946)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Théophile Abega, Cameroonian footballer and politician (b. 1954)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Luís Carreira, Portuguese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Maleli Kunavore, Fijian rugby player (b. 1983)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - K. C. Pant, Indian politician, 18th Indian Minister of Defence (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Frode Thingnæs, Norwegian trombonist, composer, and conductor (b. 1940)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Sheila Matthews Allen, American actress and producer (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Glafcos Clerides, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 4th President of Cyprus (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mike McCormack, American football player and coach (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Jack Bridger Chalker, English painter and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Lucien Clergue, French photographer and educator (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Valéry Mézague, Cameroonian footballer (b. 1983)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Reg Withers, Australian soldier and politician, Australian Minister for the Capital Territory (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Gisèle Prassinos, French author (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Herbert Scarf, American economist and academic (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Saeed Jaffrey, Indian-British actor (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

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

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Lil Peep, American singer and rapper (b. 1996)

Deaths3 years ago

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