Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

794 - Japanese Emperor Kanmu changes his residence from Nara to Kyoto.

Events

887 - Emperor Charles the Fat is deposed by the Frankish magnates in an assembly at Frankfurt. His nephew Arnulf of Carinthia is elected as king of the East Frankish Kingdom.

Events

1183 - Genpei War: The Battle of Mizushima takes place.

Events837 years ago

1292 - John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.

Events728 years ago
Events615 years ago

1511 - Henry VIII of England concludes the Treaty of Westminster, a pledge of mutual aid against the French, with Ferdinand II of Aragon.

Events509 years ago

1558 - Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England.

Events462 years ago

1603 - English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

Events417 years ago

1777 - Articles of Confederation (United States) are submitted to the states for ratification.

Events243 years ago

1796 - French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Bridge of Arcole: French forces defeat the Austrians in Italy.

Events224 years ago

1800 - The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.

Events220 years ago

1810 - Sweden declares war on its ally the United Kingdom to begin the Anglo-Swedish War, although no fighting ever takes place.

Events210 years ago

1811 - José Miguel Carrera, Chilean founding father, is sworn in as President of the executive Junta of the government of Chile.

Events209 years ago

1820 - Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica. (The Palmer Peninsula is later named after him.)

Events200 years ago

1831 - Ecuador and Venezuela are separated from Gran Colombia.

Events189 years ago

1837 - An earthquake in Valdivia, south-central Chile, causes a tsunami that leads to significant destruction along Japan's coast.

Events183 years ago

1839 - Oberto, Giuseppe Verdi's first opera, opens at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.

Events181 years ago

1856 - American Old West: On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.

Events164 years ago

1858 - Modified Julian Day zero.

Events162 years ago

1858 - The city of Denver, Colorado is founded.

Events162 years ago
Events157 years ago

1869 - In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is inaugurated.

Events151 years ago

1876 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Slavonic March" is given its premiere performance in Moscow, Russia.

Events144 years ago

1878 - First assassination attempt against Umberto I of Italy by anarchist Giovanni Passannante, who was armed with a dagger. The King survived with a slight wound in an arm. Prime Minister Benedetto Cairoli blocked the aggressor, receiving an injury in a leg.

Events142 years ago

1885 - Serbo-Bulgarian War: The decisive Battle of Slivnitsa begins.

Events135 years ago

1894 - H. H. Holmes, one of the first modern serial killers, is arrested in Boston, Massachusetts.

Events126 years ago

1896 - The Western Pennsylvania Hockey League, which later became the first ice hockey league to openly trade and hire players, began play at Pittsburgh's Schenley Park Casino.

Events124 years ago

1903 - The Russian Social Democratic Labour Party splits into two groups: The Bolsheviks (Russian for "majority") and Mensheviks (Russian for "minority").

Events117 years ago

1911 - Omega Psi Phi fraternity was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Events109 years ago

1933 - The United States recognizes the Soviet Union.

Events87 years ago

1939 - Nine Czech students are executed as a response to anti-Nazi demonstrations prompted by the death of Jan Opletal. All Czech universities are shut down and more than 1,200 students sent to concentration camps. Since this event, International Students' Day is celebrated in many countries, especially in the Czech Republic.

Events81 years ago

1947 - The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

Events73 years ago

1947 - American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th century.

Events73 years ago

1950 - Lhamo Dondrub is officially named the 14th Dalai Lama.

Events70 years ago

1950 - United Nations Security Council Resolution 89 relating to the Palestine Question is adopted.

Events70 years ago

1953 - The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland, are evacuated to the mainland.

Events67 years ago

1957 - Vickers Viscount G-AOHP of British European Airways crashes at Ballerup after the failure of three engines on approach to Copenhagen Airport. The cause is a malfunction of the anti-icing system on the aircraft. There are no fatalities.

Events63 years ago

1962 - President John F. Kennedy dedicates Washington Dulles International Airport, serving the Washington, D.C., region.

Events58 years ago

1967 - Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports that he had been given on November 13, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson tells the nation that, while much remained to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress."

Events53 years ago

1968 - British European Airways introduces the BAC One-Eleven into commercial service.

Events52 years ago

1968 - Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S.

Events52 years ago

1969 - Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki, Finland to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre.

Events50 years ago

1970 - Luna programme: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.

Events50 years ago

1973 - Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."

Events47 years ago

1973 - The Athens Polytechnic uprising against the military regime ends in a bloodshed in the Greek capital.

Events47 years ago

1978 - The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS, receiving negative reception from critics, fans, and even Star Wars creator George Lucas.

Events42 years ago

1979 - Brisbane Suburban Railway Electrification. The first stage from Ferny Grove to Darra is commissioned.

Events41 years ago

1983 - The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded in Mexico.

Events37 years ago

1989 - Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29).

Events31 years ago

1990 - Fugendake, part of the Mount Unzen volcanic complex, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, becomes active again and erupts.

Events30 years ago
Events27 years ago

1993 - In Nigeria, General Sani Abacha ousts the government of Ernest Shonekan in a military coup.

Events27 years ago

1997 - In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by six Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre.

Events23 years ago

2000 - A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills seven, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.

Events20 years ago

2000 - Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.

Events20 years ago

2012 - At least 50 schoolchildren are killed in an accident at a railway crossing near Manfalut, Egypt.

Events8 years ago

2013 - Fifty people are killed when Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363 crashes at Kazan Airport, Russia.

Events7 years ago

2013 - A rare late-season tornado outbreak strikes the Midwest. Illinois and Indiana are most affected with tornado reports as far north as lower Michigan. In all around six dozen tornadoes touch down in approximately an 11-hour time period, including seven EF3 and two EF4 tornadoes.

Events7 years ago

Births

AD 9 - Vespasian, Roman emperor (d. 79)

Births

1019 - Sima Guang, Chinese politician (d. 1086)

Births1001 years ago

1412 - Zanobi Strozzi, Italian painter (d. 1468)

Births608 years ago

1453 - Alfonso, Asturian prince (d. 1468)

Births567 years ago

1493 - John Neville, 3rd Baron Latimer, English politician (d. 1543)

Births527 years ago

1503 - Bronzino, Italian painter (d. 1572)

Births517 years ago

1576 - Roque González de Santa Cruz, Paraguayan missionary and saint (d. 1628)

Births444 years ago

1587 - Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and playwright (d. 1679)

Births433 years ago

1602 - Agnes of Jesus, French Catholic nun (d. 1634)

Births418 years ago

1612 - Dorgon, Chinese prince and regent (d. 1650)

Births408 years ago

1681 - Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian and author (d. 1776)

Births339 years ago

1685 - Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Canadian commander and explorer (d. 1749)

Births335 years ago

1729 - Maria Antonia Ferdinanda, Sardinian queen consort (d. 1785)

Births291 years ago

1749 - Nicolas Appert, French chef, invented canning (d. 1841)

Births271 years ago

1753 - Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, American pastor and botanist (d. 1815)

Births267 years ago

1755 - Louis XVIII, king of France (d. 1824)

Births265 years ago

1765 - Jacques MacDonald, French general (d. 1840)

Births255 years ago

1769 - Charlotte Georgine, duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1818)

Births251 years ago

1790 - August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1868)

Births230 years ago

1793 - Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter, historian, and academic (d. 1865)

Births227 years ago

1816 - August Wilhelm Ambros, Austrian composer and historian (d. 1876)

Births204 years ago

1827 - Petko Slaveykov, Bulgarian journalist and poet (d. 1895)

Births193 years ago

1835 - Andrew L. Harris, American general and politician, 44th Governor of Ohio (d. 1915)

Births185 years ago

1854 - Hubert Lyautey, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1934)

Births166 years ago

1857 - Joseph Babinski, French neurologist and academic (d. 1932)

Births163 years ago

1866 - Voltairine de Cleyre, American author and activist (d. 1912)

Births154 years ago

1868 - Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist and academic (d. 1918)

Births152 years ago

1877 - Frank Calder, English-Canadian journalist and businessman (d. 1943)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Grace Abbott, American social worker (d. 1939)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Augustus Goessling, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1963)

Births142 years ago

1886 - Walter Terence Stace, English-American philosopher, academic, and civil servant (d. 1967)

Births134 years ago
Births133 years ago

1891 - Lester Allen, American screen, stage, vaudeville, circus actor, and film director (d. 1949)

Births129 years ago

1895 - Gregorio López, Mexican journalist, author, and poet (d. 1966)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Lev Vygotsky, Belarusian-Russian psychologist and philosopher (d. 1934)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Frank Fay, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1961)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Douglas Shearer, Canadian-American engineer (d. 1971)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Walter Hallstein, German academic and politician, 1st President of the European Commission (d. 1982)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Lee Strasberg, Ukrainian-American actor and director (d. 1982)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Eugene Wigner, Hungarian physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Isamu Noguchi, American sculptor and architect (d. 1988)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Mischa Auer, Russian-American actor (d. 1967)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Astrid of Sweden (d. 1935)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Arthur Chipperfield, Australian cricketer (d. 1987)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Soichiro Honda, Japanese engineer and businessman, co-founded the Honda Motor Company (d. 1991)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Israel Regardie, English occultist and author (d. 1985)

Births113 years ago

1911 - Christian Fouchet, French lawyer and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1974)

Births109 years ago

1916 - Shelby Foote, American historian and author (d. 2005)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Ruth Aaronson Bari, American mathematician (d. 2005)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Kim Heungsou, Korean painter and educator (d. 2014)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgian singer-songwriter (d. 2005)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Gemini Ganesan, Indian actor and director (d. 2002)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter and illustrator

Births99 years ago

1922 - Stanley Cohen, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jack Froggatt, English footballer (d. 1993)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Hubertus Brandenburg, Swedish bishop (d. 2009)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Aristides Pereira, Cape Verdean politician, 1st President of Cape Verde (d. 2011)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Bert Sutcliffe, New Zealand cricketer and coach (d. 2001)

Births97 years ago

1925 - Jean Faut, American baseball player and bowler

Births95 years ago

1925 - Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Charles Mackerras, American-Australian oboe player and conductor (d. 2010)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Robert Drasnin, American clarinet player and composer (d. 2015)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Fenella Fielding, English actress (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Nicholas Taylor, Canadian geologist, businessman, and politician

Births93 years ago

1928 - Arman, French-American painter and sculptor (d. 2005)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Rance Howard, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Colin McDonald, Australian cricketer

Births92 years ago

1929 - Gorō Naya, Japanese actor and director (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (d. 1999)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Bob Mathias, American decathlete, actor, and politician (d. 2006)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Jeremy Black, English admiral (d. 2015)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Dan Osinski, American baseball player (d. 2013)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Orlando Peña, Cuban-American baseball player and scout

Births87 years ago

1934 - Jim Inhofe, American soldier and politician, senior senator of Oklahoma

Births86 years ago

1934 - Anthony King, Canadian-English psephologist and academic (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Terry Rand, American basketball player (d. 2014)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Bobby Joe Conrad, American football player

Births85 years ago

1935 - Toni Sailer, Austrian skier and actor (d. 2009)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Crispian Hollis, English Roman Catholic bishop

Births84 years ago

1937 - Peter Cook, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 1995)

Births83 years ago
Births82 years ago

1938 - Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births82 years ago

1939 - Auberon Waugh, English journalist and author (d. 2001)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Luke Kelly, Irish singer, folk musician and actor (d. 1984)

Births80 years ago

1942 - Derek Clayton, English-Australian runner

Births78 years ago

1942 - Partha Dasgupta, Bangladeshi economist and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Bob Gaudio, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Lesley Rees, English endocrinologist and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - István Rosztóczy, Hungarian-Japanese microbiologist and physician (d. 1993)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Martin Scorsese, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor

Births78 years ago

1943 - Lauren Hutton, American model and actress

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jim Boeheim, American basketball player and coach

Births76 years ago

1944 - Malcolm Bruce, English-Scottish journalist, academic, and politician

Births76 years ago

1944 - Gene Clark, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Byrds) (d. 1991)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Danny DeVito, American actor, director, and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect and academic, designed the Seattle Central Library

Births76 years ago

1944 - Lorne Michaels, Canadian-American screenwriter and producer, created Saturday Night Live

Births76 years ago

1944 - Tom Seaver, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births76 years ago

1944 - Sammy Younge Jr., American civil rights activist (d. 1966)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Lesley Abdela, English journalist and activist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jeremy Hanley, English accountant and politician, British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

Births75 years ago

1945 - Elvin Hayes, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births75 years ago

1945 - Roland Joffé, English-French director, producer, and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1946 - Martin Barre, English guitarist and songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Terry Branstad, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 39th Governor of Iowa

Births74 years ago

1946 - Petra Burka, Dutch-Canadian figure skater and coach

Births74 years ago

1947 - Rod Clements, British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist (Lindisfarne)

Births73 years ago

1948 - Howard Dean, American physician and politician, 79th Governor of Vermont

Births72 years ago

1948 - East Bay Ray, American guitarist

Births72 years ago

1949 - John Boehner, American businessman and politician, 61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Births71 years ago

1949 - Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Vietnamese soldier and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Vietnam

Births71 years ago

1949 - Michael Wenden, Australian swimmer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Roland Matthes, German swimmer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Butch Davis, American football player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Werner Hoyer, German economist and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Dean Paul Martin, American singer, actor, and pilot (d. 1987)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Stephen Root, American actor

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jack Vettriano, Scottish painter and philanthropist

Births69 years ago

1952 - David Emanuel, Welsh fashion designer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Ties Kruize, Dutch field hockey player

Births68 years ago

1952 - Runa Laila, Bangladeshi singer

Births68 years ago

1952 - Cyril Ramaphosa, South African businessman and politician, 7th Deputy President of South Africa

Births68 years ago

1953 - Babis Tennes, Greek footballer and manager

Births67 years ago

1954 - Chopper Read, Australian criminal and author (d. 2013)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Peter Cox, English singer-songwriter (Go West)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Yolanda King, American actress and activist (d. 2007)

Births65 years ago

1955 - Dennis Maruk, Ukrainian-Canadian ice hockey player

Births65 years ago

1956 - Angelika Machinek, German glider pilot (d. 2006)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Jim McGovern, Scottish politician

Births64 years ago

1957 - Jim Babjak, American guitarist and songwriter (The Smithereens)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, American actress and singer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Terry Fenwick, English footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1959 - William R. Moses, American actor and producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jaanus Tamkivi, Estonian politician

Births61 years ago

1960 - Michael Hertwig, German footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jonathan Ross, English actor and talk show host

Births60 years ago

1960 - RuPaul, American drag queen performer, actor, and singer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Robert Stethem, American soldier (d. 1985)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Pat Toomey, American businessman and politician

Births59 years ago

1962 - Dédé Fortin, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)

Births58 years ago

1964 - Susan Rice, American academic and politician, 24th United States National Security Advisor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Mitch Williams, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1965 - Darren Beadman, Australian jockey

Births55 years ago

1965 - Amanda Brown, Australian violinist and composer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Alvin Patrimonio, Filipino basketball player and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Ben Allison, American bassist and composer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1997)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kate Ceberano, Australian singer-songwriter and actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Richard Fortus, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Daisy Fuentes, Cuban-American model and actress

Births54 years ago

1966 - Sophie Marceau, French actress, director, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Tab Benoit, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Ronnie DeVoe, American singer, producer, and actor

Births53 years ago

1968 - Sean Miller, American basketball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1969 - Ryōtarō Okiayu, Japanese voice actor and singer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jean-Michel Saive, Belgian table tennis player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Rebecca Walker, American author

Births51 years ago

1970 - Paul Allender, English guitarist and songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tania Zaetta, Australian actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - David Ramsey, American actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Kimya Dawson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Joanne Goode, English badminton player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Lorraine Pascale, English model and chef

Births48 years ago

1972 - Leonard Roberts, American actor

Births48 years ago

1973 - Andreas Hedlund, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Eli Marrero, Cuban-American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births47 years ago

1973 - Bernd Schneider, German footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Alexei Urmanov, Russian figure skater and coach

Births47 years ago

1973 - Leslie Bibb, American actress and producer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Eunice Barber, Sierra Leonean-French heptathlete and long jumper

Births46 years ago

1974 - Berto Romero, Spanish comedian and actor

Births46 years ago

1975 - Kinga Baranowska, Polish mountaineer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Lee Carseldine, Australian cricketer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jerome James, American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Diane Neal, American actress and director

Births44 years ago

1977 - Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Glen Air, Australian rugby league player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress and stuntwoman

Births42 years ago

1978 - Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress

Births42 years ago

1978 - Reggie Wayne, American football player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Matthew Spring, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Jay Bradley, American wrestler

Births40 years ago

1980 - Isaac Hanson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Sarah Harding, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker

Births39 years ago

1982 - Katie Feenstra-Mattera, American basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Hollie Smith, New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births38 years ago

1983 - Viva Bianca, Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ioannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ryan Bradley, American figure skater

Births37 years ago

1983 - Ryan Braun, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Trevor Crowe, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jodie Henry, Australian swimmer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Harry Lloyd, English actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Nick Markakis, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Scott Moore, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Christopher Paolini, American author

Births37 years ago

1984 - Amanda Evora, American figure skater

Births36 years ago

1984 - Park Han-byul, South Korean model and actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - Luis Aguiar, Uruguayan footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Sékou Camara, Malian footballer (d. 2013)

Births35 years ago

1985 - Carolina Neurath, Swedish journalist

Births35 years ago

1986 - Everth Cabrera, Nicaraguan baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Fabio Concas, Italian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Nani, Portuguese footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Greg Rutherford, English long jumper

Births34 years ago

1987 - Craig Noone, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Gemma Spofforth, English swimmer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Justine Michelle Cain, English actress

Births33 years ago

1989 - Ryan Griffin, American football player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Roman Zozulya, Ukrainian football striker

Births31 years ago

1992 - Danielle Kettlewell, Australian synchronised swimmer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Alex Sheedy, Australian basketball player

Births28 years ago

1993 - Taylor Gold, American snowboarder

Births27 years ago

Deaths

375 - Valentinian I, Roman emperor (b. 321)

Deaths

594 - Gregory of Tours, Roman bishop and saint (b. 538)

Deaths

641 - Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)

Deaths

885 - Liutgard of Saxony (b. 845)

Deaths

935 - Chen Jinfeng, empress of Min (b. 893)

Deaths

935 - Wang Yanjun, emperor of Min (Ten Kingdoms)

Deaths1085 years ago

1104 - Nikephoros Melissenos, Byzantine general (b. 1045)

Deaths916 years ago

1188 - Usama ibn Munqidh, Arab chronicler (b. 1095)

Deaths832 years ago
Deaths789 years ago
Deaths713 years ago

1307 - Leo III, King of Armenia (b. 1289)

Deaths713 years ago

1326 - Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (b. 1285)

Deaths694 years ago

1417 - Gazi Evrenos, Ottoman general (b. 1288)

Deaths603 years ago

1492 - Jami, Persian poet and saint (b. 1414)

Deaths528 years ago

1494 - Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher and author (b. 1463)

Deaths526 years ago
Deaths495 years ago

1558 - Mary I of England (b. 1516)

Deaths462 years ago

1558 - Reginald Pole, English cardinal and academic (b. 1500)

Deaths462 years ago

1558 - Hugh Aston, English composer (b. 1485)

Deaths462 years ago

1562 - Antoine of Navarre (b. 1518)

Deaths458 years ago

1592 - John III of Sweden (b. 1537)

Deaths428 years ago

1600 - Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese commander (b. 1542)

Deaths420 years ago
Deaths396 years ago

1632 - Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)

Deaths388 years ago

1643 - Jean-Baptiste Budes, Comte de Guébriant, French general (b. 1602)

Deaths377 years ago

1648 - Thomas Ford, English viol player, composer, and poet (b. 1580)

Deaths372 years ago

1665 - John Earle, English bishop (b. 1601)

Deaths355 years ago

1668 - Joseph Alleine, English pastor and author (b. 1634)

Deaths352 years ago

1690 - Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French general and politician (b. 1610)

Deaths330 years ago

1708 - Ludolf Bakhuizen, German-Dutch painter (b. 1631)

Deaths312 years ago

1713 - Abraham van Riebeeck, South African-Indonesian merchant and politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)

Deaths307 years ago

1747 - Alain-René Lesage, French author and playwright (b. 1668)

Deaths273 years ago
Deaths252 years ago

1776 - James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer and instrument maker (b. 1710)

Deaths244 years ago

1780 - Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter and illustrator (b. 1720)

Deaths240 years ago

1796 - Catherine the Great, of Russia (b. 1729)

Deaths224 years ago

1808 - David Zeisberger, Czech-American pastor and missionary (b. 1721)

Deaths212 years ago

1812 - John Walter, English Insurance underwriter and founder of The Times newspaper (b. 1738/1739)

Deaths208 years ago
Deaths202 years ago

1835 - Carle Vernet, French painter and lithographer (b. 1758)

Deaths185 years ago

1865 - James McCune Smith, American physician and author (b. 1813)

Deaths155 years ago

1891 - José María Iglesias, Mexican politician and interim President (1876-1877) (b. 1823)

Deaths129 years ago

1897 - George Hendric Houghton, American pastor and theologian (b. 1820)

Deaths123 years ago

1902 - Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh theologian and educator (b. 1847)

Deaths118 years ago
Deaths115 years ago

1910 - Ralph Johnstone, American pilot (b. 1886)

Deaths110 years ago

1917 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor and illustrator (b. 1840)

Deaths103 years ago

1922 - Robert Comtesse, Swiss lawyer and politician, 29th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1847)

Deaths98 years ago

1923 - Eduard Bornhöhe, Estonian author (b. 1862)

Deaths97 years ago
Deaths96 years ago

1928 - Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author and politician (b. 1865)

Deaths92 years ago

1929 - Herman Hollerith, American statistician and businessman (b. 1860)

Deaths91 years ago

1932 - Charles W. Chesnutt, American lawyer, author, and activist (b. 1858)

Deaths88 years ago

1936 - Ernestine Schumann-Heink, German-American singer (b. 1861)

Deaths84 years ago

1937 - Jack Worrall, Australian footballer, cricketer, and coach (b. 1860)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Ante Trumbić, Croatian lawyer and politician, 20th Mayor of Split (b. 1864)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - Eric Gill, English sculptor and typeface designer (b. 1882)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Raymond Pearl, American biologist and academic (b. 1879)

Deaths80 years ago

1947 - Victor Serge, Russian historian and author (b. 1890)

Deaths73 years ago

1954 - Yitzhak Lamdan, Russian-Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1899)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (b. 1894)

Deaths65 years ago

1958 - Mort Cooper, American baseball player (b. 1913)

Deaths62 years ago

1959 - Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1887)

Deaths61 years ago

1968 - Mervyn Peake, English poet, author, and illustrator (b. 1911)

Deaths52 years ago

1971 - Gladys Cooper, English actress (b. 1888)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - Mirra Alfassa, French-Indian spiritual leader (b. 1878)

Deaths47 years ago

1976 - Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Bangladeshi scholar and politician (b. 1880)

Deaths44 years ago

1979 - John Glascock, English singer and bass player (b. 1951)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1905)

Deaths38 years ago

1986 - Georges Besse, French businessman (b. 1927)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Paul Derringer, American baseball player (b. 1906)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Sheilah Graham Westbrook, English-American actress, author, and journalist (b. 1904)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Costabile Farace, American criminal (b. 1960)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Robert Hofstadter, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Audre Lorde, American poet, essayist, memoirist, and activist (b. 1934)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Deputy Premier of Quebec (b. 1926)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Alan Hull, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945)

Deaths25 years ago

1998 - Kea Bouman, Dutch tennis player (b. 1903)

Deaths22 years ago

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

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Louis Néel, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Michael Karoli, German guitarist and songwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Harrison A. Williams, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1919)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Abba Eban, South African-Israeli soldier and politician, 3rd Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1915)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Frank McCarthy, American painter and illustrator (b. 1924)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Surjit Bindrakhia, Indian singer (b. 1962)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Arthur Conley, American-Dutch singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler and manager (b. 1970)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1941)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor and director (b. 1942)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Ruth Brown, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1928)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1927)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Bo Schembechler, American football player and coach (b. 1929)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Aarne Hermlin, Estonian chess player (b. 1940)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - George Stephen Morrison, American admiral (b. 1919)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Pete Newell, American basketball player and coach (b. 1915)

Deaths12 years ago

2011 - Kurt Budke, American basketball player and coach (b. 1961)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Ponty Chadha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1957)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Armand Desmet, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Lea Gottlieb, Hungarian-Israeli fashion designer, founded the Gottex Company (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Freddy Schmidt, American baseball player (b. 1916)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Billy Scott, American singer-songwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bal Thackeray, Indian cartoonist and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Margaret Yorke, English author (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Zeke Bella, American baseball player (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Alfred Blake, English colonel and lawyer (b. 1915)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Syd Field, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Doris Lessing, British novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Alex Marques, Portuguese footballer (b. 1993)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Mary Nesbitt Wisham, American baseball player (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - John T. Downey, American CIA agent and judge (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Bill Frenzel, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1928)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ray Sadecki, American baseball player (b. 1940)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Patrick Suppes, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - John Leahy, English lawyer and diplomat, High Commissioner to Australia (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Rahim Moeini Kermanshahi, Iranian poet and songwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2019 - Tuka Rocha, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1982)

Deaths1 years ago

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