Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Independence Day (Morocco), celebrates the independence of Morocco from France and Spain in 1956.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia celebrates the independence of Latvia from Russia in 1918.

Holidays and observances

Events

326 - The old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated.

Events

401 - The Visigoths, led by king Alaric I, cross the Alps and invade northern Italy.

Events

1095 - The Council of Clermont begins: called by Pope Urban II, it led to the First Crusade to the Holy Land.

Events925 years ago

1105 - Maginulfo is elected the Antipope as Sylvester IV.

Events915 years ago

1180 - Phillip II becomes king of France.

Events840 years ago

1282 - Pope Martin IV excommunicates King Peter III of Aragon.

Events738 years ago

1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Unam sanctam, claiming spiritual supremacy for the papacy.

Events718 years ago

1421 - A seawall at the Zuiderzee dike in the Netherlands breaks, flooding 72 villages and killing about 10,000 people. This event will be known as St Elizabeth's flood.

Events599 years ago

1493 - Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico.

Events527 years ago

1494 - French King Charles VIII occupies Florence, Italy.

Events526 years ago

1601 - Tiryaki Hasan Pasha, an Ottoman provincial governor, routs the Habsburg forces commanded by Ferdinand the Archduke of Austria during the Siege of Nagykanizsa.

Events419 years ago

1626 - The new St Peter's Basilica is consecrated.

Events394 years ago

1730 - The future Frederick II (known as Frederick the Great), King of Prussia, is granted a royal pardon and released from confinement.

Events290 years ago

1760 - The rebuilt debtors' prison, at the Castellania in Valletta, receives the first prisoners.

Events260 years ago

1803 - The Battle of Vertières, the last major battle of the Haitian Revolution, is fought, leading to the establishment of the Republic of Haiti, the first black republic in the Western Hemisphere.

Events217 years ago

1809 - In a naval action during the Napoleonic Wars, French frigates defeat British East Indiamen in the Bay of Bengal.

Events211 years ago

1812 - Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Krasnoi ends in French defeat, but Marshal of France Michel Ney's leadership leads to him becoming known as "the bravest of the brave".

Events208 years ago

1863 - King Christian IX of Denmark signs the November constitution that declares Schleswig to be part of Denmark. This is seen by the German Confederation as a violation of the London Protocol and leads to the German–Danish war of 1864.

Events157 years ago
Events155 years ago

1872 - Susan B. Anthony and 14 other women are arrested for voting illegally in the United States presidential election of 1872.

Events148 years ago

1883 - American and Canadian railroads institute five standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

Events137 years ago

1901 - Britain and the United States sign the Hay–Pauncefote Treaty, which nullifies the Clayton–Bulwer Treaty and withdraws British objections to an American-controlled canal in Panama.

Events119 years ago

1903 - The Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama, giving the United States exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.

Events117 years ago

1905 - Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway.

Events115 years ago

1909 - Two United States warships are sent to Nicaragua after 500 revolutionaries (including two Americans) are executed by order of José Santos Zelaya.

Events111 years ago

1916 - World War I: First Battle of the Somme: In France, British Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle which started on July 1, 1916.

Events104 years ago

1918 - Latvia declares its independence from Russia.

Events102 years ago

1928 - Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. This is considered by the Disney corporation to be Mickey's birthday.

Events92 years ago

1929 - Grand Banks earthquake: Off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, centered on the Grand Banks, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula.

Events91 years ago

1940 - World War II: German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano meet to discuss Benito Mussolini's disastrous Italian invasion of Greece.

Events80 years ago

1943 - World War II: Battle of Berlin: Four hundred and forty Royal Air Force planes bomb Berlin causing only light damage and killing 131. The RAF loses nine aircraft and 53 air crew.

Events77 years ago

1944 - The Popular Socialist Youth is founded in Cuba.

Events76 years ago

1947 - The Ballantyne's Department Store fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 41; it is the worst fire disaster in the history of New Zealand.

Events73 years ago

1949 - The Iva Valley Shooting occurs after the coal miners of Enugu in Nigeria go on strike over withheld wages; 21 miners are shot dead and 51 are wounded by police under the supervision of the British colonial administration of Nigeria.

Events71 years ago

1961 - United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.

Events59 years ago

1963 - The first push-button telephone goes into service.

Events57 years ago

1970 - U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for $155 million in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government.

Events50 years ago

1971 - Oman declares its independence from United Kingdom.

Events49 years ago

1978 - In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple to a mass murder–suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.

Events42 years ago

1987 - King's Cross fire: In London, 31 people die in a fire at the city's busiest underground station, King's Cross St Pancras.

Events33 years ago

1988 - War on Drugs: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill into law allowing the death penalty for drug traffickers.

Events32 years ago

1991 - Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon release Anglican Church envoys Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland.

Events29 years ago

1991 - After an 87-day siege, the Croatian city of Vukovar capitulates to the besieging Yugoslav People's Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces.

Events29 years ago

1993 - In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is approved by the House of Representatives.

Events27 years ago

1993 - In South Africa, 21 political parties approve a new constitution, expanding voting rights and ending white minority rule.

Events27 years ago

1996 - A fire occurs on a train traveling through the Channel Tunnel from France to England causing several injuries and damaging approximately 500 metres (1,600 ft) of tunnel.

Events24 years ago

1999 - At Texas A&M University, the Aggie Bonfire collapses killing 12 students and injuring 27 others.

Events21 years ago

2002 - Iraq disarmament crisis: United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrive in Iraq.

Events18 years ago

2003 - The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules 4–3 in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and gives the state legislature 180 days to change the law making Massachusetts the first state in the United States to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples.

Events17 years ago

2013 - NASA launches the MAVEN probe to Mars.

Events7 years ago

Births

701 - Itzam K'an Ahk II, Mayan ruler (d. 757)

Births

709 - Emperor Kōnin of Japan (d. 782)

Births
Births498 years ago

1571 - Hippolytus Guarinonius, Italian physician and polymath (d. 1654)

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1647 - Pierre Bayle, French philosopher and author (d. 1706)

Births373 years ago

1727 - Philibert Commerson, French physician and explorer (d. 1773)

Births293 years ago

1736 - Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, German harpsichord player and composer (d. 1800)

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1756 - Thomas Burgess, English bishop and philosopher (d. 1837)

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1785 - David Wilkie, Scottish painter and academic (d. 1841)

Births235 years ago

1787 - Louis Daguerre, French physicist and photographer, developed the daguerreotype (d. 1851)

Births233 years ago

1804 - Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, Italian general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1878)

Births216 years ago

1810 - Asa Gray, American botanist and academic (d. 1888)

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1832 - Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish geologist and explorer (d. 1901)

Births188 years ago

1833 - James Patterson, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of Victoria (d. 1895)

Births187 years ago

1836 - W. S. Gilbert, English playwright, poet, and illustrator (d. 1911)

Births184 years ago

1839 - August Kundt, German physicist and educator (d. 1894)

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1860 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (d. 1941)

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1861 - Dorothy Dix, American journalist and author (d. 1951)

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1866 - Henry Daglish, Australian politician, 6th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1920)

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1874 - Clarence Day, American author and poet (d. 1935)

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1876 - Victor Hémery, French race car driver (d. 1950)

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1880 - Naum Torbov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Central Sofia Market Hall (d. 1952)

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1882 - Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American soprano (d. 1963)

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1882 - Wyndham Lewis, English painter and critic (d. 1957)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Jacques Maritain, French philosopher and author (d. 1973)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Frances Gertrude McGill, pioneering Canadian forensic pathologist (d. 1959)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Carl Vinson, American judge and politician (d. 1981)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian soldier and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1967)

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1888 - Frances Marion, American screenwriter, novelist and journalist (d. 1973)

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1889 - Stanislav Kosior, Polish-Russian politician (d. 1939)

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1891 - Gio Ponti, Italian architect, industrial designer, furniture designer, artist, and publisher.(d. 1979)

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1897 - Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)

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1899 - Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian-American violinist and conductor (d. 1985)

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1899 - Howard Thurman, American author, philosopher and civil rights activist (d. 1981)

Births121 years ago

1901 - George Gallup, American statistician and academic (d. 1984)

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1901 - V. Shantaram, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)

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1901 - Craig Wood, American golfer (d. 1968)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Franklin Adreon, American film and television director (d. 1979)

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1904 - Masao Koga, Japanese composer and guitarist (d. 1978)

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1906 - Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Turkish author and poet (d. 1954)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Alec Issigonis, Greek-English car designer, designed the mini car (d. 1988)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Klaus Mann, German-American novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1949)

Births114 years ago

1906 - George Wald, American neurobiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Gustav Nezval, Czech actor (d. 1998)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Compay Segundo, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)

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1908 - Imogene Coca, American actress, comedian, and singer (d. 2001)

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1909 - Johnny Mercer, American singer-songwriter and producer, co-founded Capitol Records (d. 1976)

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1911 - Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and author (d. 2000)

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1912 - Vic Hey, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1995)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Hilda Nickson, English author (d. 1977)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Endre Rozsda, Hungarian-French painter and illustrator (d. 1999)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Haguroyama Masaji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 36th Yokozuna (d. 1969)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Ken Burkhart, American baseball player and umpire (d. 2004)

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1917 - Beebe Steven Lynk, African-American chemist and author (d. 1948)

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1917 - Pedro Infante, Mexican actor and singer (d. 1957)

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1918 - İlhan Berk, Turkish poet and author (d. 2008)

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1918 - Tasker Watkins, Welsh soldier, judge, and politician, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2007)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Jocelyn Brando, American actress (d. 2005)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Mustafa Khalil, Egyptian lawyer and politician, 77th Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2008)

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1920 - Robert Fryer, American playwright and producer (d. 2000)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Ron Suart, English football player and manager (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Luis Somoza Debayle, Nicaraguan politician, 70th President of Nicaragua (d. 1967)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (d. 1992)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Alan Shepard, American admiral, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1998)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Ted Stevens, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish soldier, engineer, and judge (d. 2000)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Anna Elisabeth (Lise) Østergaard, Danish psychologist and politician (d. 1996)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Gene Mauch, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Hank Ballard, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Knowlton Nash, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2014)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Salvador Laurel, Filipino lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Philippines (d. 2004)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Sheila Jordan, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births92 years ago

1929 - Gianna D'Angelo, American soprano and educator (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1932 - Danny McDevitt, American baseball player (d. 2010)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Bruce Conner, American painter, photographer, and director (d. 2008)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Vassilis Vassilikos, Greek journalist and diplomat

Births86 years ago

1935 - Rudolf Bahro, German philosopher and politician (d. 1997)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Rodney Hall, Australian author and poet

Births85 years ago

1936 - Ennio Antonelli, Italian cardinal

Births84 years ago

1936 - Don Cherry, American trumpet player (d. 1995)

Births84 years ago

1938 - Jules Mikhael Al-Jamil, Iraqi-Lebanese archbishop (d. 2012)

Births82 years ago
Births82 years ago

1938 - Karl Schranz, Austrian skier

Births82 years ago

1939 - Margaret Atwood, Canadian novelist, poet, and critic

Births81 years ago

1939 - Margaret Jay, Baroness Jay of Paddington, English journalist and politician, Leader of the House of Lords

Births81 years ago

1939 - Amanda Lear, Hong Kong-French singer-songwriter and actress

Births81 years ago

1939 - Brenda Vaccaro, American actress

Births81 years ago

1940 - James Welch, American novelist and poet (d. 2003)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Gary Bettenhausen, American race car driver (d. 2014)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Angela Watkinson, English educator and politician

Births79 years ago

1942 - Linda Evans, American actress

Births78 years ago

1942 - Susan Sullivan, American actress

Births78 years ago

1943 - Leonardo Sandri, Argentinian cardinal

Births77 years ago

1944 - Wolfgang Joop, German fashion designer, founded JOOP!

Births76 years ago

1944 - Edwin C. Krupp, American astronomer, archaeoastronomer, author, Director Griffith Observatory

Births76 years ago

1945 - Wilma Mankiller, American tribal chief (d. 2010)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 6th President of Sri Lanka

Births75 years ago

1946 - Alan Dean Foster, American author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Chris Rainbow, Scottish singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Timothy Maude, American general (d. 2001)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jameson Parker, American actor and producer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Ross Wilson, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Tõnis Mägi, Estonian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Andrea Marcovicci, American actress and singer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Kongō Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 2014)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Ana Mendieta, Cuban-American sculptor and painter (d. 1985)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jack Tatum, American football player (d. 2010)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Herman Rarebell, German rock drummer and songwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Graham Parker, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Rudy Sarzo, Cuban-American rock bass player

Births70 years ago

1951 - Pete Morelli, American businessman

Births69 years ago

1951 - Justin Raimondo, American journalist and author

Births69 years ago

1952 - Peter Beattie, Australian lawyer and politician, 36th Premier of Queensland

Births68 years ago

1952 - Delroy Lindo, English actor and director

Births68 years ago

1952 - John Parr, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Jan Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (d. 2013)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Alan Moore, English author and illustrator

Births67 years ago

1953 - Kevin Nealon, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births67 years ago

1955 - Carter Burwell, American composer and conductor

Births65 years ago

1956 - Noel Brotherston, Irish-English footballer and painter (d. 1995)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Warren Moon, American football player and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Jim Weirich, American computer scientist, developed Rake Software (d. 2014)

Births64 years ago

1957 - Tony Bunn, American bassist, composer, producer, and writer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Daniel Brailovsky, Argentinian footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1959 - Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and manager

Births61 years ago

1960 - Elizabeth Perkins, American actress

Births60 years ago

1960 - Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1960 - Kim Wilde, English singer-songwriter

Births60 years ago

1961 - Steven Moffat, Scottish screenwriter and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Bart Bryant, American golfer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Kirk Hammett, American guitarist and songwriter

Births58 years ago

1963 - Len Bias, American basketball player (d. 1986)

Births57 years ago

1963 - Dante Bichette, American baseball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Peter Schmeichel, Danish footballer and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - Joost Zwagerman, Dutch author and poet (d. 2015)

Births57 years ago

1964 - Rita Cosby, American journalist and author

Births56 years ago

1964 - Nadia Sawalha, English actress

Births56 years ago

1965 - Tim DeLaughter, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births55 years ago

1967 - Tom Gordon, American baseball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jocelyn Lemieux, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gavin Peacock, English footballer and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1968 - Barry Hunter, Irish footballer and manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - George Kotsiopoulos, American stylist and journalist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Romany Malco, American rapper, producer, actor, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Gary Sheffield, American baseball player and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Owen Wilson, American actor, producer, comedian and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1969 - Sam Cassell, American basketball player and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ahmed Helmy, Egyptian actor

Births51 years ago

1969 - Koichiro Kimura, Japanese mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2014)

Births51 years ago

1969 - Duncan Sheik, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births51 years ago

1970 - Mike Epps, American comedian, actor, and producer

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1970 - Megyn Kelly, American lawyer and journalist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Peta Wilson, Australian model and actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Therese Coffey, English chemist and politician

Births49 years ago

1971 - Terrance Hayes, American poet and academic

Births49 years ago

1971 - Matthew Rodwell, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1972 - Jeroen Straathof, Dutch cyclist and speed skater

Births48 years ago

1973 - Jonnie Irwin, English television presenter and business expert

Births47 years ago

1973 - Nic Pothas, South African cricketer and coach

Births47 years ago

1974 - Graham Coughlan, Irish footballer and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Chloë Sevigny, American actress and fashion designer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Petter Solberg, Norwegian race car driver

Births46 years ago

1975 - Lucy Akhurst, English actress and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Shawn Camp, American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Anthony McPartlin, English comedian, actor, and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - David Ortiz, Dominican-American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Pastor Troy, American rapper, producer, and actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Jason Williams, American basketball player

Births45 years ago

1976 - Shagrath, Norwegian singer-songwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Dominic Armato, American voice actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Sage Francis, American rapper

Births44 years ago

1976 - Matt Welsh, Australian swimmer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Mona Zaki, Egyptian actress

Births44 years ago

1977 - Trent Barrett, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster

Births43 years ago

1978 - Damien Johnson, Irish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Aldo Montano, Italian fencer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Neeti Mohan, Indian playback singer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Hamza al-Ghamdi, Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Luke Chadwick, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Minori Chihara, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births40 years ago

1980 - François Duval, Belgian race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Denny Hamlin, American race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Dustin Kensrue, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births40 years ago

1981 - Dianne dela Fuente, Filipino singer and actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Vittoria Puccini, Italian actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Maggie Stiefvater, American author

Births39 years ago

1981 - Allison Tolman, American actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Christina Vidal, American actress and singer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Greg Estandia, American football player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Travis Buck, American baseball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Michael Dawson, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Jon Lech Johansen, Norwegian computer programmer and engineer, created DeCSS

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ryohei Chiba, Japanese singer and dancer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Enar Jääger, Estonian footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Allyson Felix, American sprinter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Christian Siriano, American fashion designer

Births35 years ago

1987 - Yoon Park, South Korean actor

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jeffrey Jordan, American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Michael Roach, American soccer player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Lu Jiajing, Chinese tennis player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Natalie Osman, American wrestler

Births31 years ago

1990 - Myk Perez, Filipino singer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Ahmed Kelly, Iraqi-Australian swimmer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, Thai tennis player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Nathan Kress, American actor and director

Births28 years ago

1992 - Steven Skrzybski, German footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Zhang Zetian, Chinese businesswoman and investor

Births27 years ago

1994 - Danka Kovinić, Montenegrin professional tennis player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Bernhard Luxbacher, Austrian footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Akiyuki Hashimoto, Japanese sprinter

Births26 years ago

Deaths

942 - Odo of Cluny, Frankish abbot and saint (b. c. 878)

Deaths

953 - Liutgard of Saxony, duchess of Lorraine (b. 931)

Deaths

1100 - Thomas of Bayeux, archbishop of York

Deaths920 years ago

1154 - Adelaide of Maurienne, French queen consort (b. 1092)

Deaths866 years ago

1170 - Albert the Bear, margrave of Brandenburg (b. c. 1100)

Deaths850 years ago

1247 - Robin Hood, heroic outlaw in English folklore (b. 1160)

Deaths773 years ago

1259 - Adam Marsh, English scholar and theologian

Deaths761 years ago

1305 - John II, duke of Brittany (b. 1239)

Deaths715 years ago

1313 - Constance of Portugal, Portuguese infanta (b. 1290)

Deaths707 years ago
Deaths671 years ago

1441 - Roger Bolingbroke, English cleric, astronomer, astrologer, magister and alleged necromancer

Deaths579 years ago

1472 - Basilius Bessarion, titular patriarch of Constantinople (b. c. 1403)

Deaths548 years ago
Deaths538 years ago

1559 - Cuthbert Tunstall, English bishop (b. 1474)

Deaths461 years ago

1565 - Yun Won-hyung, Korean writer and politician (b. 1509)

Deaths455 years ago

1590 - George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, English commander and politician, Lord High Steward of Ireland (b. 1528)

Deaths430 years ago

1664 - Miklós Zrínyi, Croatian and Hungarian military leader and statesman (b. 1620)

Deaths356 years ago

1724 - Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese priest (b. 1685)

Deaths296 years ago
Deaths235 years ago

1797 - Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719)

Deaths223 years ago

1804 - Philip Schuyler, American general and senator (b. 1733)

Deaths216 years ago

1814 - William Jessop, English engineer (b. 1745)

Deaths206 years ago

1830 - Adam Weishaupt, German philosopher and academic, founded the Illuminati (b. 1748)

Deaths190 years ago

1852 - Rose Philippine Duchesne, French-American nun and saint (b. 1769)

Deaths168 years ago

1886 - Chester A. Arthur, American general, lawyer, and politician, 21st President of the United States (b. 1829)

Deaths134 years ago

1889 - William Allingham, Irish-English poet and scholar (b. 1824)

Deaths131 years ago

1909 - Renée Vivien, English-French poet (b. 1877)

Deaths111 years ago

1922 - Marcel Proust, French author and critic (b. 1871)

Deaths98 years ago

1927 - Scipione Borghese, 10th Prince of Sulmona Italian race car driver, explorer, and politician (b. 1871)

Deaths93 years ago

1936 - V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1872)

Deaths84 years ago

1940 - Ivane Javakhishvili, Georgian historian and academic (b. 1876)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Émile Nelligan, Canadian poet and author (b. 1879)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Walther Nernst, German chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1864)

Deaths79 years ago

1941 - Chris Watson, Chilean-Australian journalist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1867)

Deaths79 years ago

1952 - Paul Éluard, French poet and author (b. 1895)

Deaths68 years ago

1962 - Niels Bohr, Danish footballer, physicist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)

Deaths58 years ago

1965 - Henry A. Wallace, American agronomist and bureaucrat, 33rd Vice President of the United States, 11th US Secretary of Agriculture (b. 1888)

Deaths55 years ago

1969 - Ted Heath, English trombonist and bandleader (b. 1902)

Deaths51 years ago

1969 - Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., American businessman and diplomat, 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1888)

Deaths51 years ago

1972 - Danny Whitten, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Crazy Horse) (b. 1943)

Deaths48 years ago

1976 - Man Ray, American-French photographer and painter (b. 1890)

Deaths44 years ago

1977 - Kurt Schuschnigg, Italian-Austrian lawyer and politician, 15th Federal Chancellor of Austria (b. 1897)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Jim Jones, American cult leader, founded Peoples Temple (b. 1931)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Leo Ryan, American soldier, educator, and politician (b. 1925)

Deaths42 years ago

1979 - Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1901)

Deaths41 years ago

1980 - Conn Smythe, Canadian soldier, ice hockey player, and businessman (b. 1895)

Deaths40 years ago

1984 - Mary Hamman, American journalist and author (b. 1907)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Gia Carangi, American model (b. 1960)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (b. 1934)

Deaths33 years ago

1991 - Gustáv Husák, Slovak lawyer and politician, 9th President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1913)

Deaths29 years ago

1994 - Cab Calloway, American singer-songwriter and bandleader (The Cab Calloway Orchestra) (b. 1907)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Peter Ledger, Australian painter and illustrator (b. 1945)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Miron Grindea, Romanian-English journalist (b. 1909)

Deaths25 years ago

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

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Paul Bowles, American composer and author (b. 1910)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Doug Sahm, American singer and guitarist (b. 1941)

Deaths21 years ago
Deaths19 years ago

2002 - James Coburn, American actor (b. 1928)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Michael Kamen, American composer and conductor (b. 1948)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Robert Bacher, American physicist and academic (b. 1905)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Cy Coleman, American pianist and composer (b. 1929)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Harold J. Stone, American actor (b. 1911)

Deaths15 years ago

2009 - Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Freddy Beras-Goico, Dominican comedian and television host (b. 1940)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Brian G. Marsden, English-American astronomer and academic (b. 1937)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Emilio Aragón Bermúdez, Spanish clown, singer, and accordion player (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Phoebe Hearst Cooke, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Philip Ledger, English organist, composer, and academic (b. 1937)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Kenny Morgans, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Thomas Howard, American football player (b. 1983)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bennett Reimer, American author and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - S. R. D. Vaidyanathan, Indian nadaswaram player and composer (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ljubomir Vračarević, Serbian martial artist, founded Real Aikido (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Peter Wintonick, Canadian director and producer (b. 1953)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Dave Appell, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1922)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Pepe Eliaschev, Argentinian journalist and author (b. 1945)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ahmad Lozi, Jordanian educator and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Jordan (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - C. Rudhraiya, Indian director and producer (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Abdelhamid Abaaoud, Belgian-Moroccan terrorist (b. 1987)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Dan Halldorson, Canadian-American golfer (b. 1952)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1975)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Sharon Jones, American soul and funk singer (b. 1956)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Malcolm Young, Scottish-Australian hard rock guitarist (b. 1953)

Deaths3 years ago

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The main day of the Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquirá or Chinita's Fair (Maracaibo, Venezuela)

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