Holidays and observances

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

Earliest day on which the Feast of Christ the King can fall, while November 26 is the latest; celebrated on the last Sunday before Advent. (Roman Catholic Church)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Revolution Day (Mexico)

Holidays and observances

Royal Thai Navy Day (Thailand)

Holidays and observances

Teachers' Day or Ngày nhà giáo Việt Nam (Vietnam)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

284 - Diocletian is chosen as Roman emperor.

Events

762 - During the An Shi Rebellion, the Tang dynasty, with the help of Huihe tribe, recaptures Luoyang from the rebels.

Events
Events826 years ago

1407 - A truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed upon under the auspices of John, Duke of Berry. Orléans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy.

Events613 years ago

1441 - The Peace of Cremona ends the war between the Republic of Venice and the Duchy of Milan.

Events579 years ago

1695 - Zumbi, the last of the leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil, is executed by the forces of Portuguese bandeirante Domingos Jorge Velho - an event nowadays commemorated in Black Awareness Day.

Events325 years ago

1739 - Start of the Battle of Porto Bello between British and Spanish forces during the War of Jenkins' Ear.

Events281 years ago

1776 - American Revolutionary War: British forces land at the Palisades and then attack Fort Lee. The Continental Army starts to retreat across New Jersey.

Events244 years ago

1789 - New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights.

Events231 years ago

1805 - Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, premieres in Vienna.

Events215 years ago

1820 - An 80-ton sperm whale attacks and sinks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America. (Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story.)

Events200 years ago

1861 - American Civil War: A secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government.

Events159 years ago

1910 - Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero issues the Plan de San Luis Potosí, denouncing Mexican President Porfirio Díaz, calling for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico, effectively starting the Mexican Revolution.

Events110 years ago

1917 - World War I: Battle of Cambrai begins: British forces make early progress in an attack on German positions but are later pushed back.

Events103 years ago

1936 - José Antonio Primo de Rivera, founder of the Falange, is killed by a republican execution squad.

Events84 years ago

1940 - World War II: Hungary becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis powers.

Events80 years ago

1943 - World War II: Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic) begins: United States Marines land on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffer heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns.

Events77 years ago

1945 - Nuremberg trials: Trials against 24 Nazi war criminals start at the Palace of Justice at Nuremberg.

Events75 years ago
Events73 years ago
Events61 years ago

1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis ends: In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation.

Events58 years ago

1968 - A total of 78 miners are killed in an explosion at the Consolidated Coal Company's No. 9 mine in Farmington, West Virginia in the Farmington Mine disaster.

Events52 years ago

1969 - Vietnam War: The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam.

Events51 years ago

1969 - Occupation of Alcatraz: Native American activists seize control of Alcatraz Island until being ousted by the U.S. Government on June 11, 1971.

Events51 years ago

1974 - The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T Corporation. This suit later leads to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System.

Events46 years ago

1974 - The first fatal crash of a Boeing 747 occurs when Lufthansa Flight 540 crashes while attempting to takeoff from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, killing 59 out of the 157 people on board.

Events46 years ago

1977 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.

Events43 years ago

1979 - Grand Mosque seizure: About 200 Sunni Muslims revolt in Saudi Arabia at the site of the Kaaba in Mecca during the pilgrimage and take about 6000 hostages. The Saudi government receives help from Pakistani special forces to put down the uprising.

Events41 years ago

1980 - Lake Peigneur drains into an underlying salt deposit. A misplaced Texaco oil probe had been drilled into the Diamond Crystal Salt Mine, causing water to flow down into the mine, eroding the edges of the hole.

Events40 years ago

1985 - Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

Events35 years ago

1989 - Velvet Revolution: The number of protesters assembled in Prague, Czechoslovakia swells from 200,000 the day before to an estimated half-million.

Events31 years ago

1990 - Andrei Chikatilo, one of the Soviet Union's most prolific serial killers, is arrested; he eventually confesses to 56 killings.

Events30 years ago

1991 - An Azerbaijani MI-8 helicopter carrying 19 peacekeeping mission team with officials and journalists from Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan is shot down by Armenian military forces in Khojavend District of Azerbaijan.

Events29 years ago

1992 - In England, a fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, badly damaging the castle and causing over £50 million worth of damage.

Events28 years ago

1993 - Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.

Events27 years ago

1993 - Macedonia's deadliest aviation disaster occurs Avioimpex Flight 110, a Yakovlev Yak-42 crashes near Ohrid killing all 116 people on board.

Events27 years ago

1994 - The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war. (Localized fighting resumes the next year.)

Events26 years ago

1996 - A fire breaks out in an office building in Hong Kong, killing 41 people and injuring 81.

Events24 years ago

1998 - A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

Events22 years ago

1998 - The first space station module component, Zarya, for the International Space Station was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Events22 years ago

2003 - After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.

Events17 years ago

2015 - Following a hostage siege, at least 19 people are killed in Bamako, Mali.

Events5 years ago

Births

270 - Maximinus II, Roman emperor (d. 313)

Births
Births
Births475 years ago

1602 - Otto von Guericke, German physicist and politician (d. 1686)

Births418 years ago

1603 - Fasilides, Ethiopian emperor (d. 1667)

Births417 years ago

1620 - Avvakum, Russian priest and saint (d. 1682)

Births400 years ago

1625 - Paulus Potter, Dutch painter (d. 1654)

Births395 years ago
Births391 years ago

1660 - Daniel Ernst Jablonski, Czech-German theologian and reformer (d. 1741)

Births360 years ago

1688 - Gyeongjong of Joseon, 20th king of the Joseon Dynasty (d. 1724)

Births332 years ago

1715 - Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)

Births305 years ago

1726 - Oliver Wolcott, American politician (d. 1797)

Births294 years ago

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

Births287 years ago

1737 - José Antonio Alzate y Ramírez, Spanish-Mexican scientist and cartographer (d. 1799)

Births283 years ago

1739 - Jean-François de La Harpe, French writer and literary critic (d. 1803)

Births281 years ago

1748 - Jean-François de Bourgoing, French diplomat, writer and translator (d. 1811)

Births272 years ago

1750 - Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler (d. 1799)

Births270 years ago

1752 - Thomas Chatterton, English poet (d. 1770)

Births268 years ago
Births267 years ago

1755 - Stanisław Kostka Potocki, Polish noble, politician and writer (d. 1821)

Births265 years ago

1761 - Pope Pius VIII (d. 1830)

Births259 years ago

1776 - Ignaz Schuppanzigh, Austrian violinist (d. 1830)

Births244 years ago

1781 - Karl Friedrich Eichhorn, German captain and jurist (d. 1854)

Births239 years ago

1781 - Bartolomeo Pinelli, Italian illustrator and engraver (d. 1835)

Births239 years ago

1782 - Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os, Dutch painter (d. 1861)

Births238 years ago

1783 - Georgios Sinas, Greek entrepreneur and banker (d. 1856)

Births237 years ago

1784 - Marianne von Willemer, Austrian actress and dancer (d. 1860)

Births236 years ago

1787 - Johann Nicolaus von Dreyse, German firearms inventor and manufacturer (d. 1867)

Births233 years ago

1788 - Félix Varela, Cuban-born Roman Catholic priest (d. 1853)

Births232 years ago

1794 - Eduard Rüppell, German naturalist and explorer (d. 1884)

Births226 years ago

1801 - Mungo Ponton, Scottish inventor (d. 1880)

Births219 years ago

1808 - Albert Kazimirski de Biberstein, French orientalist (d. 1887)

Births212 years ago

1813 - Franz Miklosich, Slovenian linguist and philologist (d. 1891)

Births207 years ago

1830 - Mikhail Dragomirov, Russian general (1905)

Births190 years ago

1834 - Franjo Kuhač, Croatian conductor and composer (d. 1911)

Births186 years ago

1841 - Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician, lawyer, and jurist (d. 1901)

Births179 years ago

1841 - François Denys Légitime, Haitian general (d. 1935)

Births179 years ago

1841 - Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1919)

Births179 years ago

1850 - Joseph Samuel Bloch, Austrian rabbi and deputy (d. 1923)

Births170 years ago
Births170 years ago

1851 - Mikhail Albov, Russian writer (d. 1911)

Births169 years ago

1851 - John Merle Coulter, American botanist (d. 1928)

Births169 years ago

1851 - Margherita of Savoy, Italian Queen consort (d. 1926)

Births169 years ago

1853 - Oskar Potiorek, Austro-Hungarian Army officer (d. 1933)

Births167 years ago

1855 - Josiah Royce, American philosopher (d. 1916)

Births165 years ago

1857 - Helena Westermarck, Finnish artist and writer (d. 1938)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and educator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

Births162 years ago

1860 - José Figueroa Alcorta, President of Argentina, (d. 1931)

Births160 years ago

1861 - Camillo Laurenti, Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (d. 1938)

Births159 years ago

1862 - Georges Palante, French philosopher and sociologist (d. 1925)

Births158 years ago

1862 - Edvard Westermarck, Finnish philosopher and sociologist (d. 1939)

Births158 years ago

1864 - Percy Cox, British Indian Army officer (d. 1937)

Births156 years ago

1866 - Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American lawyer and judge (d. 1944)

Births154 years ago

1866 - Maria Letizia Bonaparte, daughter of Prince Napoléon Bonaparte (d. 1926)

Births154 years ago

1867 - Patrick Joseph Hayes, American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (d. 1938)

Births153 years ago

1867 - Gustav Giemsa, German chemist and bacteriologist (d. 1948)

Births153 years ago

1869 - Zinaida Gippius, Russian writer and editor (d. 1945)

Births151 years ago

1869 - Josaphata Hordashevska, Ukrainian Greek-Catholic nun (d. 1919)

Births151 years ago

1871 - William Heard Kilpatrick, American pedagogue (d. 1965)

Births149 years ago

1871 - Augusto Weberbauer, German naturalist (d. 1948)

Births149 years ago

1873 - Ramón Castillo, Argentine politician (d. 1944)

Births147 years ago

1873 - William Coblentz, American physicist (d. 1962)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Georges Caussade, French composer (d. 1936)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Daniel Gregory Mason, American composer and music critic (d. 1953)

Births147 years ago

1874 - James Michael Curley, American lawyer, politician, 53rd Governor of Massachusetts, and criminal (d. 1958)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Friedrich Werner von der Schulenburg, German diplomat (d. 1944)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Rudolf Koch, German designer (d. 1934)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Herbert Pitman, English sailor (d. 1961)

Births143 years ago

1880 - Walter Brack, German swimmer (d. 1919)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Irakli Tsereteli, Georgian politician (d. 1959)

Births139 years ago

1882 - Ernestas Galvanauskas, Lithuanian engineer and politician (d. 1967)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Edwin August, American actor and director (d. 1964)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Tony Gaudio, Italian American cinematographer (d. 1951)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Norman Thomas, American minister and politician (d. 1968)

Births136 years ago

1885 - George Holley, English footballer (d. 1942)

Births135 years ago

1885 - Kaarlo Vasama, Finnish gymnast (d. 1926)

Births135 years ago

1886 - Robert Hunter, American golfer (d. 1971)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Karl von Frisch, Austrian-German ethologist and zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Alexandre Stavisky, French financier and embezzler (d. 1934)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Jean Ducret, French footballer

Births133 years ago

1888 - Dennis Fenton, American sports shooter (d. 1954)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Edwin Hubble, American astronomer and cosmologist (d. 1953)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Robert Armstrong, American actor (d. 1973)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Harald Madsen, Danish actor (d. 1949)

Births130 years ago

1890 - Lauri Tanner, Finnish gymnast (d. 1950)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Reginald Denny, English actor (d. 1967)

Births129 years ago

1892 - James Collip, Canadian biochemist and academic, co-discovered insulin (d. 1965)

Births128 years ago

1893 - André Bloch, French mathematician (d. 1948)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Grace Darmond, Canadian-American actress (d. 1963)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Johann Nikuradse, Georgian-born German engineer and physicist (d. 1979)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Pierre Cot, French politician (d. 1977)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Chiyono Hasegawa, Japanese supercentenarian (d. 2001)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Carl Mayer, Austrian-Jewish screenplay writer (d. 1944)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Germaine Krull, German photographer and political activist (d. 1985)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Richmond Landon, American high jumper (d. 1971)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Adrian Piotrovsky, Russian dramaturge (d. 1937)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Alberto Suppici, Uruguayan football coach (d. 1981)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Alicja Kotowska, Polish nun (d. 1939)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Florieda Batson, American hurdler, captain of the United States team at the 1922 Women's Olympics (d. 1996)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Helen Bradley, English painter (d. 1979)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Chester Gould, American cartoonist and author, created Dick Tracy (d. 1985)

Births120 years ago

1901 - José Leandro Andrade, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1957)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Gianpiero Combi, Italian footballer (d. 1956)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Erik Eriksen, Danish politician (d. 1972)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Nâzım Hikmet, Turkish writer and director (d. 1963)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Heini Meng, Swiss ice hockey player

Births118 years ago

1902 - Jean Painlevé, French photographer and filmmaker (d. 1989)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Philipp Schmitt, German officer of the Schutzstaffel (d. 1950)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Alexandra Danilova, Russian-American ballerina and choreographer (d. 1997)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Arnold Gartmann, Swiss bobsledder (d. 1980)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Minoo Masani, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1998)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Vera Tanner, English swimmer (d. 1971)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Fran Allison, American entertainer (d. 1989)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Mihai Beniuc, Romanian socialist and writer (d. 1988)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Henri-Georges Clouzot, French film director, screenwriter and producer (d. 1977)

Births113 years ago
Births112 years ago

1908 - Alistair Cooke, British-American journalist and author (d. 2004)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Jenő Vincze, Hungarian footballer (d. 1988)

Births112 years ago

1909 - John Berger, Swiss cross-country skier (d. 2002)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Vicente Feola, Brazilian football manager and coach (d. 1975)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Piero Gherardi, Italian costume and set designer (d. 1971)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Samand Siabandov, Soviet Red Army writer (d. 1989)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch mathematician, pilot, and academic (d. 1944)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Pauli Murray, American civil rights activist, women's rights activist, lawyer, Episcopal priest, and author (d. 1985)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Eduard Kainberger, Austrian footballer (d. 1974)

Births109 years ago

1911 - David Seymour, Polish photographer (d. 1956)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Jean Shiley, American high jumper (d. 1998)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Rupert Weinstabl, Austrian sprint canoeist (d. 1953)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Paul Zielinski, German footballer (d. 1966)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Enrique Garcia, Argentine footballer (d. 1969)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Otto von Habsburg, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary (d. 2011)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Franz Berghammer, Austrian field handballer (d. 1944)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Charles Berlitz, American linguist (d. 2003)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Charles Bettelheim, French Marxian economist and historian (d. 2006)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Judy Canova, American actress and comedian (d. 1983)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Kostas Choumis, Greek footballer (d. 1981)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Russell Rouse, American screenwriter, director and producer (d. 1987)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Libertas Schulze-Boysen, German opponent of the Nazis (d. 1942)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Yakov Zak, Soviet pianist (d. 1976)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer and politician (d. 1992)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Kurt Lundqvist, Swedish high jumper (d. 1976)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Kon Ichikawa, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Hu Yaobang, Chinese politician (d. 1989)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Charles E. Osgood, American psychologist (d. 1991)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Michael J. Ingelido, American general (d. 2015)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Evelyn Keyes, American actress (d. 2008)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Donald T. Campbell, American social scientist (d. 1996)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Robert Byrd, American lawyer and politician (d. 2010)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Leonard Jimmie Savage, American mathematician (d. 1971)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Erich Leo Lehmann, American statistician (d. 2009)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Bobby Locke, South African golfer (d. 1987)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Corita Kent, American nun, illustrator, and educator (d. 1986)

Births102 years ago

1918 - Dora Ratjen, German high jumper (d. 2008)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Alan Brown, English race car driver (d. 2004)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (d. 2012)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Douglas Dick, American actor and psychologist (d. 2015)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Jim Garrison, American lawyer and judge (d. 1992)

Births99 years ago

1923 - Gunnar Åkerlund, Swedish sprint canoer (d. 2006)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Danny Dayton, American actor and director (d. 1999)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Tonino Delli Colli, Italian cinematographer (d. 2005)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Nadine Gordimer, South African novelist, short story writer, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Karen Harup, Danish swimmer (d. 2009)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Timothy Evans, (d. 1950)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Benoit Mandelbrot, Polish-American mathematician and economist (d. 2010)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Michael Riffaterre, French literary critic and theorist (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Henk Vredeling, Dutch agronomist and politician, Dutch Minister of Defence (d. 2007)

Births96 years ago

1925 - June Christy, American singer (d. 1990)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Robert F. Kennedy, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th United States Attorney General (d. 1968)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Maya Plisetskaya, Russian-Lithuanian ballerina, choreographer, actress, and director (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1926 - John Gardner, English soldier and author (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Tôn Thất Đính, Vietnamese general (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Édouard Leclerc, French businessman and entrepreneur (d. 2012)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Miroslav Tichý, Czech photographer (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Vakhtang Balavadze, Georgian wrestler (d. 2018)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Ed Freeman, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2008)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Estelle Parsons, American actress and director

Births93 years ago

1927 - Wolfgang Schreyer, German writer (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Mikhail Ulyanov, Soviet and Russian actor (d. 2007)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Franklin Cover, American actor (d. 2006)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Pedro Ferrándiz, Spanish basketball coach

Births92 years ago

1928 - John Disley, Welsh athlete (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Pete Rademacher, American boxer

Births92 years ago

1928 - Genrikh Sapgir, Russian writer (d. 1999)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Jerry Hardin, American actor

Births91 years ago

1929 - Raymond Lefèvre, French composer (d. 2008)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Gabriel Ochoa Uribe, Colombian footballer

Births91 years ago

1929 - Ron Willey, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 2004)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Christine Arnothy, French writer (d. 2015)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Aarón Hernán, Mexican actor

Births90 years ago

1930 - Bernard Horsfall, English-Scottish actor (d. 2013)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Choe Yong-rim, North Korean Premier

Births90 years ago

1931 - Wayne Moore, American swimmer (d. 2015)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Richard Dawson, English-American actor and game show host (d. 2012)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Yorozuya Kinnosuke, Japanese kabuki actor (d. 1997)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Sándor Mátrai, Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Paulo Valentim, Brazilian footballer (d. 1984)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Colville Young, Governor-General of Belize

Births88 years ago

1934 - Paco Ibáñez, Spanish singer and musician

Births86 years ago

1934 - Lev Polugaevsky, Soviet Chess Grandmaster (d. 1995)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Leo Falcam, Micronesian politician and 5th President of Micronesia (d. 2018)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Imre Makovecz, Hungarian architect (d. 2011)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Hans van Abeelen, Dutch geneticist (d. 1998)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Don DeLillo, American novelist, essayist, and playwright

Births84 years ago

1936 - Luciano Fabro, Italian sculptor and artist (d. 2007)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Charles R. Larson, American admiral (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1937 - René Kollo, German tenor

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ruth Laredo, American pianist and educator (d. 2005)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Eero Mäntyranta, Finnish skier (d. 2013)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Bruno Mealli, Italian cyclist

Births83 years ago

1937 - Viktoriya Tokareva, Russian author and screenwriter

Births83 years ago

1938 - Colin Fox, Canadian actor

Births82 years ago

1939 - Jerry Colangelo, American businessman

Births81 years ago

1939 - Copi, Argentine writer and artist (d. 1987)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Dick Smothers, American actor and comedian

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jan Szczepański, Polish boxer (d. 2017)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Wendy Doniger, American indologist

Births80 years ago

1940 - Helma Sanders-Brahms, German director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Ediz Hun, Turkish actor and politician

Births80 years ago

1940 - Arieh Warshel, Israeli-American biochemist and biophysicist

Births80 years ago

1941 - Oliver Sipple, U.S. Marine and Vietnam War veteran (d. 1989)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Dr. John, American singer and songwriter (d. 2019)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Joe Biden, American lawyer and politician, 47th Vice President of the United States

Births78 years ago

1942 - Robert Costanzo, American actor, director, and producer

Births78 years ago

1942 - Bob Einstein, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2019)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Norman Greenbaum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births78 years ago

1942 - Meredith Monk, American composer and choreographer

Births78 years ago
Births78 years ago

1943 - David Douglas-Home, British businessman and politician

Births77 years ago

1943 - Veronica Hamel, American actress and model

Births77 years ago

1943 - Ivan Hrdlička, Czechoslovakian footballer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Suze Rotolo, American artist, and former girlfriend of Bob Dylan

Births77 years ago

1944 - Louie Dampier, American basketball player and coach

Births76 years ago

1944 - Wayne Maki, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1974)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Anthea Stewart, Zimbabwean field hockey player

Births76 years ago

1945 - Deborah Eisenberg, American writer, actress and teacher

Births75 years ago

1946 - Duane Allman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1971)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Algimantas Butnorius, Lithuanian chess Grandmaster (d. 2017)

Births74 years ago
Births74 years ago

1946 - Samuel E. Wright, American actor, voice actor and singer

Births74 years ago
Births73 years ago

1947 - Eli Ben Rimoz, Israeli footballer

Births73 years ago

1947 - Joe Walsh, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

Births73 years ago
Births72 years ago

1948 - Park Chul-soo, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Barbara Hendricks, American-Swedish soprano and actress

Births72 years ago

1948 - Richard Masur, American actor and director

Births72 years ago

1948 - Gunnar Nilsson, Swedish race car driver (d. 1978)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Kenjiro Shinozuka, Japanese race car driver

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jeff Dowd, American film producer and activist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Thelma Drake, American politician

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ulf Lundell, Swedish writer and composer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Juha Mieto, Finnish cross-country skier

Births71 years ago

1949 - Nené, Portuguese footballer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Jacqueline Gourault, French politician

Births70 years ago

1950 - Gary Green, British musician

Births70 years ago

1951 - Rodger Bumpass, American actor and singer

Births69 years ago

1951 - León Gieco, Argentine folk rock singer and interpreter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Aleksey Spiridonov, Soviet footballer (d. 1998)

Births69 years ago

1951 - David Walters, American businessman and politician, 24th Governor of Oklahoma

Births69 years ago

1952 - John Van Boxmeer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births68 years ago

1953 - Halid Bešlić, Bosnian musician and singer

Births67 years ago

1953 - Greg Gibson, American wrestler

Births67 years ago

1953 - Fábio Jr., Brazilian singer-songwriter and actor

Births67 years ago

1954 - Richard Brooker, English actor and stuntman (d. 2013)

Births66 years ago

1954 - Antonina Koshel, Soviet artistic gymnast

Births66 years ago

1954 - Frank Marino, Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter

Births66 years ago

1954 - Bin Shimada, Japanese voice actor

Births66 years ago

1955 - Angela Finocchiaro, Italian actress

Births65 years ago

1955 - Toshio Matsuura, Japanese footballer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Ray Ozzie, American software industry entrepreneur

Births65 years ago

1956 - Bo Derek, American actress and producer

Births64 years ago

1957 - Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (d. 1985)

Births63 years ago

1957 - John Eriksen, Danish footballer (d. 2002)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Jean-Marc Furlan, French football manager

Births63 years ago
Births63 years ago

1958 - Rickson Gracie, Brazilian mixed martial artist and choreographer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Raffi Hovannisian, American-born Armenian politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Diane James, British politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mario Martone, Italian director and screenwriter

Births61 years ago

1959 - James McGovern, American lawyer and politician

Births61 years ago

1959 - Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, German prelate of the Catholic Church and theologian

Births61 years ago

1959 - Sean Young, American actress and dancer

Births61 years ago

1960 - Ye Jiangchuan, Chinese chess player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Ozell Jones, American basketball player (d. 2006)

Births60 years ago

1961 - Jim Brickman, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births59 years ago

1961 - Pierre Hermé, French pastry chef and chocolatier

Births59 years ago

1961 - Phil Joanou, American director

Births59 years ago

1961 - Dave Watson, English footballer and manager

Births59 years ago

1961 - Petra Wenzel, Liechtenstein alpine skier

Births59 years ago

1962 - Paul Birch, English footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Živko Budimir, Bosnian politician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Polona Dornik, Yugoslav and Slovenian basketball player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Gail Ann Dorsey, American musician

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chris Foy, English football referee

Births58 years ago

1962 - Rajkumar Hirani, Indian director

Births58 years ago

1962 - Abderrazak Khairi, Moroccan footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Peng Liyuan, wife of Xi Jinping

Births58 years ago

1962 - Gerardo Martino, Argentine footballer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Tim Gavin, Australian rugby player

Births57 years ago

1963 - Timothy Gowers, English mathematician and academic

Births57 years ago

1963 - Beezie Madden, American show jumper

Births57 years ago

1963 - Ming-Na Wen, Chinese-American actress

Births57 years ago

1964 - Katharina Böhm, Austrian actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Boris Dežulović, Croatian journalist and author

Births56 years ago

1964 - Andriy Kalashnykov, Ukrainian wrestler

Births56 years ago

1964 - John MacLean, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Mike D, American rapper and drummer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Nigel Gibbs, English footballer and coach

Births55 years ago

1965 - Yehuda Glick, American-Israeli Orthodox rabbi

Births55 years ago

1965 - Amos Mansdorf, Israeli tennis player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Takeshi Kusao, Japanese actor and singer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jimmy Vasser, American race car driver

Births55 years ago

1965 - Yoshiki, Japanese musician

Births55 years ago

1966 - Neil Broad, British tennis player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kevin Gilbert, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1996)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Terry Lovejoy, Australian information technologist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Štefan Svitek, Slovak basketball coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jill Thompson, American author and illustrator

Births54 years ago

1967 - Chris Childs, American basketball player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Stuart Ripley, English footballer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Teoman, Turkish singer

Births53 years ago

1968 - James Dutton, American astronaut

Births52 years ago

1968 - Andrei Kharlov, Russian chess player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Paul Scheuring, American screenwriter and director

Births52 years ago

1968 - David Einhorn, American hedge fund manager

Births52 years ago

1968 - Jeff Tarango, American tennis player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jimmy Blandon, Ecuadorian footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Kristian Ghedina, Italian alpine ski racer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Chris Harris, New Zealand cricketer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Wolfgang Stark, German football referee

Births51 years ago

1969 - Callie Thorne, American actress and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates

Births50 years ago

1970 - Matt Blunt, American lieutenant and politician, 54th Governor of Missouri

Births50 years ago

1970 - Phife Dawg, American rapper (d. 2016)

Births50 years ago

1970 - Delia Gonzalez, American boxer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Stéphane Houdet, French wheelchair tennis player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Geoffrey Keezer, American pianist and educator

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sabrina Lloyd, American actress

Births50 years ago

1971 - Mike Dunn, English snooker player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Joey Galloway, American football player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Joel McHale, American comedian, actor, and producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Johan Åkerman, Swedish ice hockey player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jérôme Alonzo, French footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Ed Benes, Brazilian comic book artist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Paulo Figueiredo, Angolan footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Corinne Niogret, French biathlete

Births48 years ago

1972 - Skander Souayah, Tunisian footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Tatiana Turanskaya, Transnistrian politician

Births48 years ago

1973 - Angelica Bridges, American actress and singer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Fabio Galante, Italian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Neil Hodgson, English motorcycle racer and sportscaster

Births47 years ago

1973 - Masaya Honda, Japanese footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Daniela Anschütz-Thoms, German speed skater

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jason Faunt, American actor

Births46 years ago

1974 - Florian David Fitz, German actor, screenwriter and director

Births46 years ago

1974 - Drew Ginn, Australian rower

Births46 years ago

1974 - Claudio Husain, Argentine footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jon Knudsen, Norwegian footballer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Mengke Bateer, Chinese Inner Mongolian basketball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Dierks Bentley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ryan Bowen, American basketball player and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - J. D. Drew, American baseball player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Joshua Gomez, American actor

Births45 years ago

1975 - Sébastien Hamel, French footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Davey Havok, American singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1976 - Mohamed Barakat, Egyptian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Beto, Brazilian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - DeJuan Collins, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Dominique Dawes, American gymnast and actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Laura Harris, Canadian actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Adrián Hernán González, Argentine footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Harold Jamison, American basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tusshar Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and producer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Pascal Roller, German basketball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Francisco Rufete, Spanish footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Nebojša Stefanović, Serbian politician

Births44 years ago

1976 - Doug Viney, New Zealand boxer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Atsushi Yoneyama, Japanese footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ji Yun-nam, North Korean footballer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Rudy Charles, American wrestling referee

Births43 years ago

1977 - Mikhail Ivanov, Russian cross-country skier

Births43 years ago

1977 - Daniel Svensson, Swedish drummer and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Josh Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jean-François Bedenik, French footballer and coach

Births42 years ago

1978 - Freya Lim, Taiwanese-Malaysian singer and radio host

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kéné Ndoye, Senegalese track and fielder

Births42 years ago

1978 - Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model

Births42 years ago

1979 - Maree Bowden, New Zealand netball player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Dmitri Bulykin, Russian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Kateryna Burmistrova, Ukrainian wrestler

Births41 years ago

1979 - Naide Gomes, Portuguese heptathlete and long jumper

Births41 years ago

1979 - Joseph Hallman, American composer and academic

Births41 years ago

1979 - Anastasiya Kapachinskaya, Russian sprint athlete

Births41 years ago

1979 - Hassan Mostafa, Egyptian footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jacob Pitts, American actor

Births41 years ago

1979 - Shalini, Indian actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Arpad Sterbik, Serbian handball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Dilnaz Akhmadieva, Kazakhstani singer and actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - James Chambers, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Eiko Koike, Japanese actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym, Thai boxer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Marek Krejčí, Slovak footballer (d. 2007)

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ana Caterina Morariu, Romanian-Italian actress

Births40 years ago

1980 - Christian Obrist, Italian middle distance runner

Births40 years ago

1980 - Eoin Reddan, Irish rugby union player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Martina Suchá, Slovak tennis player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Carlos Boozer, American basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Espen Hoff, Norwegian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Yuko Kavaguti, Japanese ice skater

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ye Li, Chinese basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Andrea Riseborough, English actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - İbrahim Toraman, Turkish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Orsolya Tóth, Hungarian actress

Births39 years ago

1981 - Kimberley Walsh, English singer-songwriter and actress

Births39 years ago

1982 - Stephen Ademolu, Canadian footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Bobby Creekwater, American rapper

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dương Hồng Sơn, Vietnamese footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Rémi Mathis, French historian and curator

Births38 years ago

1982 - Shermine Shahrivar, Iranian model

Births38 years ago

1982 - Margo Stilley, American actress and writer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Gregor Urbas, Slovenian figure skater

Births38 years ago

1982 - Israel Villaseñor, Mexican footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Future, American rapper

Births37 years ago

1983 - Dele Aiyenugba, Nigerian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Mónika Kovacsicz, Hungarian handballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Ali, South Korean singer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Halley Feiffer, American actress and playwright

Births36 years ago

1984 - Kévin Hecquefeuille, French ice hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Justin Hoyte, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Jeremy Jordan, American actor

Births36 years ago

1984 - Cartier Martin, American basketball player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Nelson Sebastián Maz, Uruguayan footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sherjill MacDonald, Dutch footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Moe Meguro, Japanese curler

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ferdinando Monfardini, Italian race car driver

Births36 years ago

1984 - Florencia Mutio, Argentine field hockey player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Stéphane N'Guéma, Gabonese footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Naoya Tamura, Japanese footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Monique van der Vorst, Dutch cyclist

Births36 years ago

1984 - Lee Yun-yeol, South Korean gamer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentinian race car driver

Births35 years ago

1985 - Eric Boateng, British basketball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dan Byrd, American actor

Births35 years ago

1985 - Muhamed Demiri, Macedonian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Greg Holland, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1985 - Maria Mukhortova, Russian skater

Births35 years ago

1985 - Heinrich Schmidtgal, Kazakhstani footballer

Births35 years ago
Births35 years ago

1985 - Aaron Yan, Taiwanese actor and singer

Births35 years ago

1986 - Josh Carter, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Edder Delgado, Honduran footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Ashley Fink, American actress and singer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kōhei Horikoshi, Japanese manga artist

Births34 years ago

1986 - Özer Hurmacı, Turkish footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - William Fernando da Silva, Brazilian footballer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Oliver Sykes, English singer-songwriter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Bartolomé Salvá Vidal, Spanish tennis player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Koudai Tsukakoshi, Japanese race car driver

Births34 years ago

1987 - Amelia Rose Blaire, American actress

Births33 years ago

1987 - Andrew Driver, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ben Hamer, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mylène Lazare, French swimmer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Kou Lei, Ukrainian table tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nathan Lyon, Australian cricketer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Joëlle Numainville, Canadian cyclist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Christoph Pfingsten, German cyclist

Births33 years ago

1987 - Valdet Rama, Albanian footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Gina Stechert, German alpine skier

Births33 years ago

1988 - Marie-Laure Brunet, French biathlete

Births32 years ago

1988 - Aya Medany, Egyptian modern pentathlete.

Births32 years ago

1988 - Max Pacioretty, American ice hockey player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Roberto Rosales, Venezuelan footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Dariga Shakimova, Kazakhstani boxer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Dušan Tadić, Serbian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Rhys Wakefield, Australian actor and director

Births32 years ago

1989 - Artak Dashyan, Armenian footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Babita Kumari, Indian wrestler

Births31 years ago

1989 - Cody Linley, American actor and singer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Agon Mehmeti, Swedish footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jonas Mendes, Bissau-Guinean footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Sergei Polunin, Ukrainian ballet dancer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Eduardo Vargas, Chilean footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Dmitry Zhitnikov, Russian handballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Haley Anderson, American swimmer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Mark Christian, Manx cyclist

Births30 years ago

1990 - Aleksandra Król, Polish snowboarder

Births30 years ago

1990 - Slobodan Medojević, Serbian footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Nzuzi Toko, Congolese footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Irene Esser, Venezuelan actress and model

Births29 years ago

1991 - Grant Hanley, Scottish footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Anthony Knockaert, French footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Yvonne Leuko, Cameroonian footballer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Christian Lindell, Brazilian tennis player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Kim Se-yong, South Korean singer and actor

Births29 years ago

1991 - Tim Simona, New Zealand rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Amit Guluzade, Azerbaijani footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Zoltán Harcsa, Hungarian boxer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Maiha Ishimura, Japanese singer and actress

Births28 years ago

1992 - Kristiina Mäkelä, Finnish triple jumper

Births28 years ago

1992 - Gaku Matsuda, Japanese actor

Births28 years ago

1992 - Jenna Prandini, American track and field athlete

Births28 years ago

1992 - Brayan Ramirez, Colombian cyclist

Births28 years ago

1992 - Freddie Veseli, Albanian footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Junior Paulo, New Zealand rugby league player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Sanjin Prcić, Bosnian footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - Anna Prugova, Russian ice hockey player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Sumire Satō, Japanese singer and actress

Births27 years ago

1994 - Timothy Kitum, Kenyan middle distance runner

Births26 years ago

1995 - Théo Bongonda, Belgian footballer

Births25 years ago

1995 - Iván Garcia, Spanish cyclist

Births25 years ago

1995 - Shaolin Sándor Liu, Hungarian short track speed skater

Births25 years ago

1995 - Kyle Snyder, American wrestler

Births25 years ago

1996 - David Concha, Spanish footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Jack Harrison, English professional footballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Blaž Janc, Slovenian handballer

Births24 years ago

1996 - Denis Zakaria, Swiss footballer

Births24 years ago

1997 - Levi Garcia, Trinidadian footballer

Births23 years ago

2000 - Connie Talbot, English singer-songwriter

Births20 years ago

2002 - Madisyn Shipman, American actress

Births18 years ago

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284 - Numerian, Roman emperor

Deaths

763 - Domnall Midi, High King of Ireland (b. 743)

Deaths

811 - Li Fan, Chinese chancellor (b. 754)

Deaths

855 - Theoktistos, Byzantine courtier

Deaths

869 - Edmund the Martyr, English king (b. 841)

Deaths

927 - Xu Wen, Chinese general (b. 862)

Deaths

996 - Richard I, duke of Normandy (b. 932)

Deaths

1008 - Geoffrey I, duke of Brittany (b. 980)

Deaths1012 years ago

1022 - Bernward of Hildesheim, German bishop (b. c. 960)

Deaths998 years ago

1314 - Albert II, German nobleman (b. 1240)

Deaths706 years ago

1316 - John I, king of France and Navarra (b. 1316)

Deaths704 years ago

1400 - Elisabeth of Moravia, margravine of Meissen

Deaths620 years ago

1480 - Eleanor of Scotland, Scottish princess (b. 1433)

Deaths540 years ago

1518 - Pierre de la Rue, Belgian singer and composer (b. 1452)

Deaths502 years ago

1559 - Lady Frances Brandon, English noblewoman and claimant to the throne of England (b. 1517)

Deaths461 years ago

1591 - Christopher Hatton, English academic and politician, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1540)

Deaths429 years ago

1593 - Hans Bol, Flemish painter (b. 1534)

Deaths427 years ago

1606 - John Lyly, English poet and courtier

Deaths414 years ago

1612 - John Harington, English courtier and author (b. 1561)

Deaths408 years ago

1651 - Mikołaj Potocki, Polish nobleman (b. 1595)

Deaths369 years ago
Deaths342 years ago

1662 - Leopold Wilhelm, Austrian duke and governor (b. 1614)

Deaths358 years ago

1695 - Zumbi, Brazilian king (b. 1655)

Deaths325 years ago

1704 - Charles Plumier, French botanist and painter (b. 1646)

Deaths316 years ago

1737 - Caroline of Ansbach, queen of England and Ireland (b. 1683)

Deaths283 years ago

1742 - Melchior de Polignac, French cardinal and poet (b. 1661)

Deaths278 years ago

1758 - Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish violinist and composer (b. 1694)

Deaths262 years ago

1764 - Christian Goldbach, Prussian mathematician and theorist (b. 1690)

Deaths256 years ago

1773 - Charles Jennens, English landowner and patron of the arts

Deaths247 years ago

1778 - Francesco Cetti, Italian priest, zoologist, and mathematician (b. 1726)

Deaths242 years ago

1824 - Carl Axel Arrhenius, Swedish chemist (b. 1757)

Deaths196 years ago

1856 - Farkas Bolyai, Romanian-Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1775)

Deaths164 years ago

1864 - Albert Newsam, American painter and illustrator (b. 1809)

Deaths156 years ago

1866 - Otto Karl Berg, German botanist and pharmacist (b. 1815)

Deaths154 years ago

1880 - Léon Cogniet, French painter (b. 1794)

Deaths140 years ago

1882 - Henry Draper, American doctor and astronomer (b. 1837)

Deaths138 years ago

1886 - William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)

Deaths134 years ago

1894 - Anton Rubinstein, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1829)

Deaths126 years ago

1898 - Sir John Fowler, 1st Baronet, English engineer (b. 1817)

Deaths122 years ago

1903 - Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat, French race car driver (b. 1867)

Deaths117 years ago

1903 - Tom Horn, American scout, cowboy, soldier

Deaths117 years ago

1908 - Albert Dietrich, German composer and conductor (b. 1829)

Deaths112 years ago

1908 - Georgy Voronoy, Ukrainian mathematician and academic (b. 1868)

Deaths112 years ago

1910 - Leo Tolstoy, Russian author and playwright (b. 1828)

Deaths110 years ago

1918 - John Bauer, Swedish painter and illustrator (b.1882)

Deaths102 years ago

1923 - Allen Holubar, American actor and director

Deaths97 years ago

1924 - Ebenezer Cobb Morley, English sportsman and the father of the Football Association and modern football (b. 1831)

Deaths96 years ago

1925 - Alexandra of Denmark, queen of England (b. 1844)

Deaths95 years ago

1930 - Bill Holland, American track and field athlete (b. 1874)

Deaths90 years ago

1933 - Augustine Birrell, British politician (b. 1815)

Deaths87 years ago

1934 - Willem de Sitter, Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1872)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - John Jellicoe, Royal Navy officer (b. 1859)

Deaths85 years ago

1936 - Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish mechanic and activist (b. 1896)

Deaths84 years ago

1936 - José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician (b. 1903)

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - Maud of Wales, queen of Norway (b. 1869)

Deaths82 years ago

1938 - Edwin Hall, American physicist (b. 1855)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - Arturo Bocchini, Chief of Police under the Fascist regime of Benito Mussolini (b. 1880)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Tim Coleman, English footballer (b. 1881)

Deaths80 years ago

1940 - Robert Lane, Canadian footballer (b. 1882)

Deaths80 years ago

1941 - Elmar Muuk, Estonian linguist and author (b. 1901)

Deaths79 years ago

1944 - Maria Jacobini, Italian actress (b. 1892)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Francis William Aston, English chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)

Deaths75 years ago

1947 - Wolfgang Borchert, German author and playwright (b. 1921)

Deaths73 years ago

1950 - Francesco Cilea, Italian composer (b. 1866)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher and politician (b. 1866)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Clyde Vernon Cessna, American pilot and engineer, founded the Cessna Aircraft Corporation (b. 1879)

Deaths66 years ago

1957 - Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-Lithuanian painter and illustrator (b. 1875)

Deaths63 years ago

1959 - Sylvia Lopez, French model and actress (b. 1933)

Deaths61 years ago

1960 - Ya'akov Cahan, Israeli writer and translator (b. 1881)

Deaths60 years ago

1972 - Ennio Flaiano, Italian writer and journalist (b. 1910)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Allan Sherman, American actor, comedian, and producer (b. 1924)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Francisco Franco, Spanish Fascist dictator (b. 1892)

Deaths45 years ago

1976 - Trofim Lysenko, Ukrainian-Russian biologist and agronomist (b. 1898)

Deaths44 years ago

1978 - Giorgio de Chirico, Greek-Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1888)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Vasilisk Gnedov, Russian soldier and poet (b. 1890)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - John McEwen, Australian lawyer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1900)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Marcel Dalio, French actor and playwright (b. 1900)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Richard Loo, Chinese-American actor (b. 1903)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Carlo Campanini, Italian actor, singer and comedian (b. 1904)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Kristian Djurhuus, Faroese politician, 2nd Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1895)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Pakistani journalist and poet (b. 1911)

Deaths36 years ago

1989 - Lynn Bari, American actress (b. 1913)

Deaths31 years ago

1992 - Raul Renter, Estonian economist and chess player (b. 1920)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Jānis Krūmiņš, Latvian basketball player (b. 1930)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Sergei Grinkov, Russian figure skater (b. 1967)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Robie Macauley, American editor, novelist and critic (b. 1919)

Deaths25 years ago

1997 - Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (b. 1926)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Robert Palmer, American saxophonist, producer, and author (b. 1945)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Roland Alphonso, Jamaican saxophonist (b. 1931)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Galina Starovoytova, Russian ethnographer and politician (b. 1946)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Amintore Fanfani, Italian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1908)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Mike Muuss, American computer programmer, created Ping (b. 1958)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Kalle Päätalo, Finnish author (b. 1919)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Barbara Sobotta, Polish athlete (b. 1936)

Deaths20 years ago

2002 - Kakhi Asatiani, Georgian footballer (b. 1947)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Robert Addie, English actor (b. 1960 )

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - David Dacko, African educator and politician, 1st President of the Central African Republic (b. 1930)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Eugene Kleiner, American businessman, co-founded Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (b. 1923)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Ancel Keys, American physiologist (b. 1904)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian journalist and poet (b. 1931)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - James King, American tenor (b. 1925)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Chris Whitley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1960)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Robert Altman, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Zoia Ceaușescu, Romanian mathematician and academic (b. 1950)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Donald Hamilton, American author (b. 1916)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Kenneth S. Kleinknecht, NASA manager (b. 1919)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ian Smith, Rhodesian lieutenant and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Rhodesia (b. 1919)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - Lino Lacedelli, Italian mountaineer (b. 1925)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Chalmers Johnson, American author and scholar (b. 1931)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Kaspars Astašenko, Latvian ice hockey player (b. 1975)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (b. 1914)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Pete La Roca, American jazz drummer (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ivan Kušan, Croatian writer (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Sylvia Browne, American author (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Dieter Hildebrandt, Polish-German actor and screenwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths7 years ago

2015 - Keith Michell, Australian actor (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jim Perry, American-Canadian singer and game show host (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Kitanoumi Toshimitsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 55th Yokozuna (b. 1953)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Gabriel Badilla, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1984)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Gene Guarilia, American basketball player (b. 1937)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Greek statesman (b. 1926)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - William Trevor, Irish novelist, playwright, and short story writer (b. 1928)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Peter Berling, German actor, film producer and writer (b. 1934)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - James H. Billington, 13th Librarian of Congress (b. 1929)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Wataru Misaka, American basketball player (b. 1923)

Deaths1 years ago

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