Holidays and observances

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

Events

461 - Libius Severus is declared emperor of the Western Roman Empire. The real power is in the hands of the magister militum Ricimer.

Events

1493 - Christopher Columbus goes ashore on an island called Borinquen he first saw the day before. He names it San Juan Bautista (later renamed again Puerto Rico).

Events527 years ago

1794 - The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to resolve some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War.

Events226 years ago

1802 - The Garinagu arrive at British Honduras (Present day Belize)

Events218 years ago

1816 - Warsaw University is established.

Events204 years ago

1847 - The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railroad, is opened.

Events173 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication ceremony for the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Events157 years ago

1881 - A meteorite lands near the village of Grossliebenthal, southwest of Odessa, Ukraine.

Events139 years ago

1885 - Serbo-Bulgarian War: Bulgarian victory in the Battle of Slivnitsa solidifies the unification between the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia.

Events135 years ago

1911 - The Doom Bar in Cornwall claimed two ships, Island Maid and Angele, the latter killing the entire crew except the captain.

Events109 years ago

1912 - First Balkan War: The Serbian Army captures Bitola, ending the five-century-long Ottoman rule of Macedonia.

Events108 years ago
Events104 years ago

1941 - World War II: Battle between HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran. The two ships sink each other off the coast of Western Australia, with the loss of 645 Australians and about 77 German seamen.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Battle of Stalingrad: Soviet Union forces under General Georgy Zhukov launch the Operation Uranus counterattacks at Stalingrad, turning the tide of the battle in the USSR's favor.

Events78 years ago

1942 - Mutesa II is crowned the 35th and last Kabaka (king) of Buganda, prior to the restoration of the kingdom in 1993.

Events78 years ago

1943 - Holocaust: Nazis liquidate Janowska concentration camp in Lemberg (Lviv), western Ukraine, murdering at least 6,000 Jews after a failed uprising and mass escape attempt.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling US$14 billion in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: Thirty members of the Luxembourgish resistance defend the town of Vianden against a larger Waffen-SS attack in the Battle of Vianden.

Events76 years ago

1946 - Afghanistan, Iceland and Sweden join the United Nations.

Events74 years ago

1950 - US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes Supreme Commander of NATO-Europe.

Events70 years ago

1952 - Greek Field Marshal Alexander Papagos becomes the 152nd Prime Minister of Greece.

Events68 years ago

1954 - Télé Monte Carlo, Europe's oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III.

Events66 years ago

1955 - National Review publishes its first issue.

Events65 years ago

1959 - The Ford Motor Company announces the discontinuation of the unpopular Edsel.

Events61 years ago

1967 - The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.

Events53 years ago

1969 - Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.

Events51 years ago

1969 - Association football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.

Events51 years ago

1977 - TAP Portugal Flight 425 crashes in the Madeira Islands, killing 131.

Events43 years ago

1979 - Iran hostage crisis: Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini orders the release of 13 female and black American hostages being held at the US Embassy in Tehran.

Events41 years ago

1984 - San Juanico disaster: A series of explosions at the Pemex petroleum storage facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec in Mexico City starts a major fire and kills about 500 people.

Events36 years ago

1985 - Cold War: In Geneva, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time.

Events35 years ago

1985 - Pennzoil wins a US$10.53 billion judgment against Texaco, in the largest civil verdict in the history of the United States, stemming from Texaco executing a contract to buy Getty Oil after Pennzoil had entered into an unsigned, yet still binding, buyout contract with Getty.

Events35 years ago

1985 - Police in Baling, Malaysia, lay siege to houses occupied by an Islamic sect of about 400 people led by Ibrahim Mahmud.

Events35 years ago

1988 - Serbian communist representative and future Serbian and Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević publicly declares that Serbia is under attack from Albanian separatists in Kosovo as well as internal treachery within Yugoslavia and a foreign conspiracy to destroy Serbia and Yugoslavia.

Events32 years ago

1994 - In the United Kingdom, the first National Lottery draw is held. A £1 ticket gave a one-in-14-million chance of correctly guessing the winning six out of 49 numbers.

Events26 years ago

1996 - Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.

Events24 years ago

1998 - Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for US$71.5 million.

Events22 years ago

1999 - Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.

Events21 years ago

2002 - The Greek oil tanker Prestige splits in half and sinks off the coast of Galicia, releasing over 20 million US gallons (76,000 m³) of oil in the largest environmental disaster in Spanish and Portuguese history.

Events18 years ago

2004 - The Malice at the Palace: The worst brawl in NBA history, Ron Artest suspended 86 games (rest of season), Stephen Jackson suspended 30 games.

Events16 years ago

2006 - Nintendo's first video game console with motion control, the Wii, is released.

Events14 years ago

2010 - The first of four explosions takes place at the Pike River Mine in New Zealand. Twenty-nine people are killed in the nation's worst mining disaster since 1914.

Events10 years ago

2013 - A double suicide bombing at the Iranian embassy in Beirut kills 23 people and injures 160 others.

Events7 years ago

Births

Births603 years ago

1464 - Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (d. 1526)

Births556 years ago
Births517 years ago

1563 - Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English poet and politician (d. 1626)

Births457 years ago
Births420 years ago

1600 - Lieuwe van Aitzema, Dutch historian and diplomat (d. 1669)

Births420 years ago

1617 - Eustache Le Sueur, French painter and educator (d. 1655)

Births403 years ago

1700 - Jean-Antoine Nollet, French priest and physicist (d. 1770)

Births320 years ago

1711 - Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian physicist, chemist, astronomer, and geographer (d. 1765)

Births309 years ago

1722 - Leopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (d. 1809)

Births298 years ago

1722 - Benjamin Chew, American lawyer and judge (d. 1810)

Births298 years ago

1752 - George Rogers Clark, American general (d. 1818)

Births268 years ago

1770 - Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor and academic (d. 1844)

Births250 years ago

1802 - Solomon Foot, American lawyer and politician (d. 1866)

Births218 years ago

1805 - Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat and engineer, developed the Suez Canal (d. 1894)

Births215 years ago

1808 - Janez Bleiweis, Slovenian journalist, physician, and politician (d. 1881)

Births212 years ago

1812 - Karl Schwarz, German theologian and politician (d. 1885)

Births208 years ago

1828 - Rani Lakshmibai, Indian queen (d. 1858)

Births192 years ago

1831 - James A. Garfield, American general, lawyer, and politician, 20th President of the United States (d. 1881)

Births189 years ago

1833 - Wilhelm Dilthey, German psychologist, sociologist, and historian (d. 1911)

Births187 years ago

1834 - Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist and academic (d. 1924)

Births186 years ago

1843 - Richard Avenarius, German-Swiss philosopher and academic (d. 1896)

Births177 years ago

1843 - C. X. Larrabee, American businessman (d. 1914)

Births177 years ago

1845 - Agnes Giberne, Indian-English astronomer and author (d. 1939)

Births175 years ago

1859 - Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1935)

Births161 years ago

1862 - Billy Sunday, American baseball player and evangelist (d. 1935)

Births158 years ago

1873 - Elizabeth McCombs, the first woman elected to the Parliament of New Zealand (d. 1935)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Mikhail Kalinin, Russian civil servant and politician, 1st Head of State of The Soviet Union (d. 1946)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Tatyana Afanasyeva, Russian-Dutch mathematician and theorist (d. 1964)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Giuseppe Volpi, Italian businessman and politician, founded the Venice Film Festival (d. 1947)

Births143 years ago

1883 - Ned Sparks, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1957)

Births137 years ago

1887 - James B. Sumner, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

Births133 years ago

1888 - José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban-American chess player and theologian (d. 1942)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Clifton Webb, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1966)

Births131 years ago

1892 - Thomas Clay, English footballer and coach (d. 1949)

Births128 years ago

1892 - Huw T. Edwards, Welsh poet and politician (d. 1970)

Births128 years ago

1893 - René Voisin, French trumpet player (d. 1952)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (d. 1987)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Evert van Linge, Dutch footballer and architect (d. 1964)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Quentin Roosevelt, American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1918)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Klement Jug, Slovenian philosopher and mountaineer (d. 1924)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Arthur R. von Hippel, German-American physicist and academic (d. 2003)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Iranian religious leader and scholar (d. 1992)

Births121 years ago

1899 - Allen Tate, American poet and critic (d. 1979)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Bunny Ahearne, Irish-English ice hockey player and manager (d. 1985)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian mathematician and hydrodynamicist (d. 1980)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Anna Seghers, German author and politician (d. 1983)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Nina Bari, Russian mathematician (d. 1961)

Births119 years ago

1904 - Nathan Freudenthal Leopold, Jr., American murderer (d. 1971)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Eleanor Audley, American actress (d. 1991)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, composer and bandleader (d. 1956)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Franz Schädle, German SS officer (d. 1945)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Jack Schaefer, American author (d. 1991)

Births113 years ago

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

Births111 years ago

1910 - Adrian Conan Doyle, English racing driver, author, and explorer (d. 1970)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Bernard Joseph McLaughlin, American bishop (d. 2015)

Births108 years ago

1912 - George Emil Palade, Romanian-American biologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Robert Simpson, American meteorologist and author (d. 2014)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr., American pharmacologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Indira Gandhi, Indian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Alan Young, English-Canadian actor, singer, and director (d. 2016)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (d. 2010)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Gene Tierney, American actress and singer (d. 1991)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Roy Campanella, American baseball player and coach (d. 1993)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Peter Ruckman, American pastor and educator (d. 2016)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Salil Chowdhury, Indian director, playwright, and composer (d. 1995)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Yuri Knorozov, Ukrainian-Russian linguist, epigrapher, and ethnographer (d. 1999)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Rajko Mitić, Serbian footballer and coach (d. 2008)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Louis D. Rubin, Jr., American author, critic, and academic (d. 2013)

Births97 years ago

1924 - William Russell, English actor

Births96 years ago

1924 - Knut Steen, Norwegian-Italian sculptor (d. 2011)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Margaret Turner-Warwick, English physician and academic (d. 2017)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-English sociologist, historian, and academic (d. 2017)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Jeane Kirkpatrick, American academic and diplomat, 16th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2006)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Pino Rauti, Italian journalist and politician (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Barry Reckord, Jamaican playwright and screenwriter (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Dara Singh, Indian wrestler, actor, and politician (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Norman Cantor, Canadian-American historian and scholar (d. 2004)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, referee, and sportscaster (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1932 - Eleanor F. Helin, American astronomer (d. 2009)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Larry King, American journalist and talk show host

Births87 years ago

1933 - Jerry Sheindlin, American judge and author

Births87 years ago

1934 - Kurt Hamrin, Swedish footballer and scout

Births86 years ago

1934 - Valentin Ivanov, Russian footballer and manager (d. 2011)

Births86 years ago

1934 - David Lloyd-Jones, English conductor

Births86 years ago

1935 - Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-American biochemist and scholar (d. 1990)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Jack Welch, American engineer, businessman, and author

Births85 years ago

1936 - Dick Cavett, American actor and talk show host

Births84 years ago

1936 - Ray Collins, American singer (d. 2012)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births84 years ago

1937 - Penelope Leach, English psychologist and author

Births83 years ago

1938 - Len Killeen, South African rugby league player (d. 2011)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Frank Misson, Australian cricketer

Births82 years ago

1938 - Ted Turner, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Turner Broadcasting System

Births82 years ago

1939 - Emil Constantinescu, Romanian academic and politician, 3rd President of Romania

Births81 years ago

1939 - Tom Harkin, American commander, lawyer, and politician

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jane Mansbridge, American political scientist and academic

Births81 years ago

1939 - Warren "Pete" Moore, American singer-songwriter and record producer (d. 2017)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Richard Zare, American chemist and academic

Births81 years ago

1940 - Gary Gruber, author and expert on test-prep

Births80 years ago

1941 - Dan Haggerty, American actor and producer (d. 2016)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Tommy Thompson, American captain and politician, 19th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

Births79 years ago

1942 - Roland Clift, English engineer and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Larry Gilbert, American golfer (d. 1998)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Calvin Klein, American fashion designer, founded Calvin Klein Inc.

Births78 years ago

1942 - Sharon Olds, American poet and academic

Births78 years ago

1943 - Fred Lipsius, American saxophonist and educator

Births77 years ago

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

Births77 years ago

1944 - Agnes Baltsa, Greek soprano and actress

Births76 years ago

1944 - Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births76 years ago

1945 - Hans Monderman, Dutch engineer (d. 2008)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Bobby Tolan, American baseball player and manager

Births75 years ago

1947 - Bob Boone, American baseball player and manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - Anfinn Kallsberg, Faroese politician, 10th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

Births73 years ago

1947 - Lamar S. Smith, American lawyer and politician

Births73 years ago

1949 - Raymond Blanc, French chef and author

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ahmad Rashād, American football player and sportscaster

Births71 years ago

1950 - Peter Biyiasas, Greek-Canadian chess player

Births70 years ago
Births69 years ago

1953 - Robert Beltran, American actor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Tom Villard, American actor (d. 1994)

Births67 years ago

1954 - Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egyptian field marshal and politician, 6th President of Egypt

Births66 years ago

1954 - Réjean Lemelin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births66 years ago

1954 - Kathleen Quinlan, American actress

Births66 years ago

1955 - Sam Hamm, American screenwriter and producer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Peter Carter, English diplomat, British Ambassador to Estonia (d. 2014)

Births64 years ago

1956 - Eileen Collins, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ann Curry, Guamanian-American journalist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Glynnis O'Connor, American actress

Births64 years ago

1957 - Ofra Haza, Israeli singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2000)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Tom Virtue, American actor

Births63 years ago

1958 - Isabella Blow, English magazine editor (d. 2007)

Births62 years ago

1958 - Algirdas Butkevičius, Lithuanian sergeant and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Lithuania

Births62 years ago

1958 - Terrence C. Carson, American actor and singer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Annette Gordon-Reed, American historian, author, and academic

Births62 years ago

1958 - Charlie Kaufman, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births62 years ago

1958 - Michael Wilbon, American sportscaster and journalist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Robert Barron, American bishop, author, and theologian

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jo Bonner, American politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Allison Janney, American actress

Births61 years ago

1960 - Miss Elizabeth, American wrestler and manager (d. 2003)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Matt Sorum, American drummer, songwriter, and producer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Jim L. Mora, American football player and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Meg Ryan, American actress and producer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jodie Foster, American actress, director, and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Sean Parnell, American lawyer and politician, 12th Governor of Alaska

Births58 years ago

1962 - Dodie Boy Peñalosa, Filipino boxer and trainer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Terry Farrell, American actress

Births57 years ago

1963 - Jon Potter, English-American field hockey player

Births57 years ago

1964 - Fred Diamond, American-English mathematician and academic

Births56 years ago

1964 - Vincent Herring, American saxophonist and flute player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Phil Hughes, Irish footballer and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jung Jin-young, South Korean actor

Births56 years ago

1964 - Irina Laricheva, Russian target shooter

Births56 years ago

1964 - Eric Musselman, American basketball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Nicholas Patrick, English-American engineer and astronaut

Births56 years ago

1964 - Peter Rohde, Australian footballer and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Tony Ryall, New Zealand banker and politician, 38th New Zealand Minister of Health

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ronnie Sinclair, Scottish footballer and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Alfredo Zaiat, Argentine economist and journalist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Shawn Holman, American baseball pitcher

Births56 years ago

1965 - Laurent Blanc, French footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 - Douglas Henshall, Scottish actor

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jason Pierce, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Paulo S. L. M. Barreto, Brazilian cryptographer and academic

Births55 years ago

1965 - Paul Weitz, American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and playwright

Births55 years ago

1966 - Shmuley Boteach, American rabbi and author

Births54 years ago

1966 - Gail Devers, American sprinter and hurdler

Births54 years ago

1966 - Rocco DiSpirito, American chef and author

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kakhaber Kacharava, Georgian footballer and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jason Scott Lee, American actor and martial artist

Births54 years ago

1967 - Randi Kaye, American journalist

Births53 years ago

1969 - Philippe Adams, Belgian racing driver

Births51 years ago

1969 - Erika Alexander, American actress and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Ertuğrul Sağlam, Turkish footballer and coach

Births51 years ago

1969 - Richard Virenque, Moroccan-French cyclist and sportscaster

Births51 years ago

1971 - Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, African-American author and activist

Births49 years ago

1971 - Justin Chancellor, English bass player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Jeremy McGrath, American motorcycle racer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Naoko Mori, Japanese-English actress and singer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Alice Peacock, American singer-songwriter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Tony Rich, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician

Births49 years ago

1972 - Sandrine Holt, English-American model and actress

Births48 years ago

1973 - Billy Currington, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Savion Glover, American dancer and choreographer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Arun Vijay, Indian actor and singer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Toby Bailey, American basketball player and agent

Births45 years ago

1975 - Sushmita Sen, Indian actress, model and Miss Universe 1994

Births45 years ago

1976 - Jack Dorsey, American businessman, co-founded Twitter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Robin Dunne, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Jun Shibata, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births44 years ago

1976 - Petr Sýkora, Czech ice hockey player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Stylianos Venetidis, Greek footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1977 - Kerri Strug, American gymnast and runner

Births43 years ago

1978 - Dries Buytaert, Belgian computer programmer, founded Acquia

Births42 years ago

1978 - Matt Dusk, Canadian singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová, Czech discus thrower and shot putter

Births42 years ago

1979 - Keith Buckley, American singer-songwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Mahé Drysdale, New Zealand rower

Births41 years ago

1979 - John-Ford Griffin, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ryan Howard, American baseball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Larry Johnson, American football player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Leam Richardson, English footballer and manager

Births41 years ago

1980 - Courtney Anderson, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Otis Grigsby, American football player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Vladimir Radmanović, Serbian basketball player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Marcus Banks, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - André Lotterer, German racing driver

Births39 years ago

1981 - Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, Argentine rugby player

Births39 years ago

1981 - DJ Tukutz, South Korean DJ, producer, and songwriter

Births39 years ago

1981 - Mark Wallace, Welsh-English cricketer

Births39 years ago

1983 - Chandra Crawford, Canadian skier

Births37 years ago

1983 - Adam Driver, American actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - Daria Werbowy, Polish-Canadian model

Births37 years ago

1984 - Dawid Kucharski, Polish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Brittany Maynard, American activist (d. 2014)

Births36 years ago

1985 - Chris Eagles, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Alex Mack, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Sam Betty, English rugby player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jeannie Ortega, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Michael Saunders, Canadian baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Jessicah Schipper, Australian swimmer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Milan Smiljanić, Serbian footballer

Births34 years ago

1987 - Sílvia Soler Espinosa, Spanish tennis player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Timo Eichfuss, Estonian basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Patrick Kane, American ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1989 - John McCarthy, Australian footballer (d. 2012)

Births31 years ago

1989 - Roman Sergeevich Trofimov, Russian ski jumper

Births31 years ago

1989 - Tyga, American rapper

Births31 years ago

1990 - Marquise Goodwin, American football player

Births30 years ago

1990 - John Moore, American ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Benedikt Schmid, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Marina Marković, Serbian basketball player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Fabien Antunes, French footballer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Cameron Bancroft, Australian cricketer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Kerim Frei, Austrian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Suso, Spanish footballer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Ibrahima Mbaye, Senegalese footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Vanessa Axente, Hungarian model

Births25 years ago

1999 - Evgenia Medvedeva, Russian figure skater

Births21 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

930 - Yan Keqiu, Chinese chief strategist

Deaths
Deaths986 years ago

1092 - Malik-Shah I, Seljuk Sultan

Deaths928 years ago
Deaths732 years ago

1298 - Mechtilde, Saxon saint (b. c. 1240)

Deaths722 years ago
Deaths670 years ago
Deaths539 years ago

1557 - Bona Sforza, Italian wife of Sigismund I the Old (b. 1494)

Deaths463 years ago

1577 - Matsunaga Hisahide, Japanese daimyō (b. 1510)

Deaths443 years ago
Deaths439 years ago

1630 - Johann Hermann Schein, German singer and composer (b. 1586)

Deaths390 years ago

1649 - Caspar Schoppe, German scholar and author (b. 1576)

Deaths371 years ago

1665 - Nicolas Poussin, French-Italian painter (b. 1594)

Deaths355 years ago

1672 - John Wilkins, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1614)

Deaths348 years ago

1679 - Roger Conant, Massachusetts governor (b. 1592)

Deaths341 years ago

1692 - Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright (b. 1642)

Deaths328 years ago

1703 - Man in the Iron Mask, French prisoner

Deaths317 years ago

1723 - Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and soldier (b. 1632)

Deaths297 years ago

1772 - William Nelson, American politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1711)

Deaths248 years ago

1773 - James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish soldier and politician (b. 1722)

Deaths247 years ago

1785 - Bernard de Bury, French harpsichord player and composer (b. 1720)

Deaths235 years ago

1798 - Wolfe Tone, Irish general (b. 1763)

Deaths222 years ago

1804 - Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian composer (b. 1728)

Deaths216 years ago

1810 - Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer and choreographer (b. 1725)

Deaths210 years ago

1822 - Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)

Deaths198 years ago

1828 - Franz Schubert, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1797)

Deaths192 years ago

1850 - Richard Mentor Johnson, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 9th Vice President of the United States (b. 1780)

Deaths170 years ago

1868 - Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)

Deaths152 years ago

1883 - Carl Wilhelm Siemens, German-English engineer (b. 1823)

Deaths137 years ago

1887 - Emma Lazarus, American poet (b. 1849)

Deaths133 years ago

1897 - William Seymour Tyler, American historian and academic (b. 1810)

Deaths123 years ago

1910 - Wilhelm Rudolph Fittig, German chemist (b. 1835)

Deaths110 years ago

1915 - Joe Hill, Swedish-born American labor activist (b. 1879)

Deaths105 years ago
Deaths102 years ago

1924 - Thomas H. Ince, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1882)

Deaths96 years ago

1928 - Jeanne Bérangère, French actress (b. 1864)

Deaths92 years ago

1931 - Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet and translator (b. 1897)

Deaths89 years ago

1938 - Lev Shestov, Ukrainian-Russian philosopher and theologian (b. 1866)

Deaths82 years ago

1942 - Bruno Schulz, Polish painter and critic (b. 1892)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Miyagiyama Fukumatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 29th Yokozuna (b. 1895)

Deaths77 years ago

1949 - James Ensor, Belgian painter (b. 1860)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Aage Redal, Danish actor (b. 1891)

Deaths70 years ago

1954 - Walter Bartley Wilson, English footballer and manager (b. 1870)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Marquis James, American journalist and author (b. 1891)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Francis L. Sullivan, English-American actor (b. 1903)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Joseph Charbonneau, Canadian archbishop (b. 1892)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Phyllis Haver, American actress (b. 1899)

Deaths60 years ago

1962 - Grigol Robakidze, Georgian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1882)

Deaths58 years ago

1963 - Carmen Boni, Italian-French actress (b. 1901)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Henry B. Richardson, American archer (b. 1889)

Deaths57 years ago

1967 - Charles J. Watters, American priest and soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - May Hollinworth, Australian theatre producer and director (b. 1895)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Lewis Sargent, American actor (b. 1903)

Deaths50 years ago

1974 - George Brunies, American trombonist (b. 1902)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Louise Fitzhugh, American author and illustrator (b. 1928)

Deaths46 years ago

1975 - Roger D. Branigin, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Governor of Indiana (b. 1902)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Rudolf Kinau, Low German writer (b. 1887)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator, Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1892)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Elizabeth Taylor (novelist), English novelist, (b. 1912)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Basil Spence, Indian-Scottish architect and academic, designed the Coventry Cathedral (b. 1907)

Deaths44 years ago

1983 - Tom Evans, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Stepin Fetchit, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1907)

Deaths35 years ago

1985 - Juan Arvizu, Mexican lyric opera tenor and bolero vocalist (b. 1900)

Deaths35 years ago

1988 - Christina Onassis, American-Greek businesswoman (b. 1950)

Deaths32 years ago

1988 - Peggy Parish, American author (b. 1927)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Grant Adcox, American race car driver (b. 1950)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Sun Li-jen, Chinese general and politician (b. 1900)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Reggie Nalder, Austrian-American actor (b. 1907)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Bobby Russell, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Diane Varsi, American actress (b. 1938)

Deaths28 years ago

1998 - Ted Fujita, Japanese-American meteorologist and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Alan J. Pakula, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Bernard Thompson, English director and producer (b. 1926)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Alexander Liberman, Russian-American artist and publisher (b. 1912)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Marcelle Ferron, Canadian painter and stained glass artist (b. 1924)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - George Canseco, Filipino journalist and composer (b. 1934)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Piet Esser, Dutch sculptor and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Helmut Griem, German actor and director (b. 1932)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Trina Schart Hyman, American author and illustrator (b. 1939)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Terry Melcher, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - John Vane, English pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Erik Balling, Danish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Steve Belichick, American football player, coach and scout (b. 1919)

Deaths15 years ago

2007 - Kevin DuBrow, American singer-songwriter (b. 1955)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Mike Gregory, English rugby player and coach (b. 1964)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Johnny Delgado, Filipino actor (b. 1948)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1952)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Ömer Lütfi Akad, Turkish director and screenwriter (b. 1916)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - John Neville, English actor (b. 1925)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Ruth Stone, American poet and author (b. 1915)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - John Hefin, Welsh director and producer (b. 1941)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Shiro Miya, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Warren Rudman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Boris Strugatskiy, Russian author (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Babe Birrer, American baseball player (b. 1928)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dora Dougherty Strother, American pilot and academic (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ray Gosling, English journalist, author, and activist (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Frederick Sanger, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Charlotte Zolotow, American author and poet (b. 1915)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Roy Bhaskar, English philosopher and academic (b. 1944)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jeremiah Coffey, Irish-Australian bishop (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Pete Harman, American businessman (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Richard A. Jensen, American theologian, author, and academic (b. 1934)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gholam Hossein Mazloumi, Iranian footballer and manager (b. 1950)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mike Nichols, German-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1931)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Armand, Dutch singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Allen E. Ertel, American lawyer and politician (b. 1937)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ron Hynes, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Korrie Layun Rampan, Indonesian author, poet, and critic (b. 1953)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Mal Whitfield, American runner and diplomat (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Charles Manson, American cult leader and mass murderer (b. 1934)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Warren "Pete" Moore, American singer-songwriter and record producer (b. 1939)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (b. 1968)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Della Reese, American singer and actress (b. 1931)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Mel Tillis, American singer and songwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths3 years ago

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