Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

Day of Justice (Azerbaijan)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Holodomor Remembrance Day can fall, while November 28 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Saturday of November. (Ukraine)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Thanksgiving Day can fall, while November 28 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. (United States)

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Lebanon from France in 1943.

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

498 - After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore.

Events

845 - The first duke of Brittany, Nominoe, defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.

Events

1307 - Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.

Events713 years ago

1574 - Spanish navigator Juan Fernández discovers islands now known as the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.

Events446 years ago

1635 - Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in Dutch control of the middle and south of the island.

Events385 years ago

1718 - Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.

Events302 years ago

1837 - Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie calls for a rebellion against the United Kingdom in his essay "To the People of Upper Canada", published in his newspaper The Constitution.

Events183 years ago

1869 - In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched

Events151 years ago

1873 - The French steamer SS Ville du Havre sinks in 12 minutes after colliding with the Scottish iron clipper Loch Earn in the Atlantic, with a loss of 226 lives.

Events147 years ago
Events112 years ago

1928 - The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris.

Events92 years ago

1931 - Al-Mina'a SC is founded in Iraq.

Events89 years ago

1935 - The China Clipper inaugurates the first commercial transpacific air service, connecting Alameda, California with Manila.

Events85 years ago

1940 - World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.

Events80 years ago

1942 - World War II: Battle of Stalingrad: General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th Army is surrounded.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: Cairo Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese Premier Chiang Kai-shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan.

Events77 years ago

1943 - Lebanon gains independence from France.

Events77 years ago

1948 - Chinese Civil War: Elements of the Chinese Communist Second Field Army under Liu Bocheng trap the Nationalist 12th Army, beginning the Shuangduiji Campaign, the largest engagement of the Huaihai Campaign.

Events72 years ago
Events66 years ago

1956 - The Summer Olympics, officially known as the games of the XVI Olympiad, are opened in Melbourne, Australia.

Events64 years ago

1963 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald, who also kills Dallas Police officer J. D. Tippit after fleeing the scene. U.S Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States afterwards.

Events57 years ago

1963 - William Clay Ford Sr. buys the Detroit Lions for $4.5 million.

Events57 years ago

1963 - The Beatles release With the Beatles.

Events57 years ago

1967 - UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an ArabIsraeli peace settlement.

Events53 years ago

1968 - The Beatles release The Beatles (known popularly as The White Album).

Events52 years ago

1971 - In Britain's worst mountaineering tragedy, the Cairngorm Plateau Disaster, five children and one of their leaders are found dead from exposure in the Scottish mountains.

Events49 years ago

1973 - The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.

Events47 years ago
Events46 years ago

1975 - Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.

Events45 years ago

1977 - British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.

Events43 years ago

1986 - Mike Tyson from Brooklyn, New York becomes the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history at age 20.

Events34 years ago

1987 - Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.

Events33 years ago

1988 - In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.

Events32 years ago

1989 - In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President René Moawad, killing him.

Events31 years ago

1990 - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her Prime-Ministership.

Events30 years ago

1994 - The Sega Saturn is released in Japan.

Events26 years ago

1995 - Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

Events25 years ago

1995 - The 7.3 MwGulf of Aqaba earthquake shakes the Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing eight and injuring 30, and generating a non-destructive tsunami.

Events25 years ago

2002 - In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.

Events18 years ago

2003 - Baghdad DHL attempted shootdown incident: Shortly after takeoff, a DHL Express cargo plane is struck on the left wing by a surface-to-air missile and forced to land.

Events17 years ago

2003 - England defeats Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, becoming the first side from the Northern Hemisphere to win the tournament.

Events17 years ago

2004 - The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.

Events16 years ago

2005 - Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

Events15 years ago

2012 - Ceasefire begins between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Israel after eight days of violence and 150 deaths.

Events8 years ago

2015 - A landslide in Hpakant, Kachin State, northern Myanmar kills at least 116 people near a jade mine, with around 100 more missing.

Events5 years ago

Births

1329 - Elisabeth of Meissen, Burgravine of Nuremberg (d. 1375)

Births691 years ago

1428 - Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, English kingmaker (d. 1471)

Births592 years ago

1515 - Mary of Guise, Queen of Scots (d. 1560)

Births505 years ago

1519 - Johannes Crato von Krafftheim, German humanist and physician (d. 1585)

Births501 years ago
Births488 years ago

1533 - Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Italian noble (d. 1597)

Births487 years ago
Births456 years ago
Births418 years ago

1635 - Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist (d. 1672)

Births385 years ago

1643 - René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, French-American explorer (d. 1687)

Births377 years ago

1690 - François Colin de Blamont, French pianist and composer (d. 1760)

Births330 years ago

1698 - Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnial, Canadian-American soldier and politician, 10th Governor of Louisiana (d. 1778)

Births322 years ago

1709 - Franz Benda, Czech violinist and composer (d. 1786)

Births311 years ago

1710 - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1784)

Births310 years ago

1721 - Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-Canadian cartographer and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (d. 1824)

Births299 years ago

1722 - Gregory Skovoroda, Ukrainian philosopher, poet, and composer (d. 1794)

Births298 years ago
Births292 years ago

1744 - Abigail Adams, American wife of John Adams, 2nd First Lady of the United States (d. 1818)

Births276 years ago

1780 - Conradin Kreutzer, German composer (d. 1849)

Births240 years ago

1780 - José Cecilio del Valle, Honduran journalist, lawyer, and politician, Foreign Minister of Mexico (d. 1834)

Births240 years ago

1787 - Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist, philologist, and scholar (d. 1823)

Births233 years ago

1808 - Thomas Cook, English businessman, founded Thomas Cook Group (d. 1892)

Births212 years ago

1814 - Serranus Clinton Hastings, American lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Justice of California (d. 1893)

Births206 years ago

1819 - George Eliot, English novelist and poet (d. 1880)

Births201 years ago

1820 - Katherine Plunket, Irish supercentenarian (d. 1932)

Births200 years ago

1824 - Georg von Oettingen, Estonian-German physician and ophthalmologist (d. 1916)

Births196 years ago

1836 - George Barham, English businessman, founded Express County Milk Supply Company (d. 1913)

Births184 years ago

1845 - Aleksander Kunileid, Estonian composer and educator (d. 1875)

Births175 years ago

1849 - Christian Rohlfs, German painter and academic (d. 1938)

Births171 years ago

1852 - Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant, French politician and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)

Births168 years ago
Births164 years ago

1857 - George Gissing, English novelist (d. 1903)

Births163 years ago

1859 - Cecil Sharp, English folk song scholar (d. 1924)

Births161 years ago

1861 - Ranavalona III of Madagascar (d. 1917)

Births159 years ago

1868 - John Nance Garner, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (d. 1967)

Births152 years ago

1869 - André Gide, French novelist, essayist, and dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Howard Brockway, American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1951)

Births150 years ago

1870 - Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (d. 1911)

Births150 years ago

1873 - Leo Amery, Indian-English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1955)

Births147 years ago

1873 - Johnny Tyldesley, English cricketer (d. 1930)

Births147 years ago

1876 - Percival Proctor Baxter, American lawyer and politician, 53rd Governor of Maine (d.1969)

Births144 years ago

1876 - Emil Beyer, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1934)

Births144 years ago

1877 - Endre Ady, Hungarian journalist and poet (d. 1919)

Births143 years ago

1877 - Joan Gamper, Swiss-Spanish footballer, founded FC Barcelona (d. 1930)

Births143 years ago

1881 - Enver Pasha, Ottoman general and politician (d. 1922)

Births139 years ago

1884 - C. J. "Jack" De Garis, Australian entrepreneur (d. 1926)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani historian, author, and scholar (d. 1953)

Births136 years ago

1890 - Charles de Gaulle, French general and politician, 18th President of France (d. 1970)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Edward Bernays, Austrian-American publicist (d. 1995)

Births129 years ago

1893 - Harley Earl, American businessman (d. 1969)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician (d. 1991)

Births127 years ago

1896 - David J. Mays, American lawyer and author (d. 1971)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer and educator (d. 1989)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Harry Wilson, English-American actor and singer (d. 1987)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Wiley Post, American pilot (d. 1935)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Hoagy Carmichael, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 1981)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and author (d. 1980)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Helenka Pantaleoni, American actress and humanitarian, co-founded U.S. Fund for UNICEF (d. 1987)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Béla Juhos, Hungarian-Austrian philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1971)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1999)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, French general (d. 1947)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Emanuel Feuermann, Austrian-American cellist and educator (d. 1942)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Humphrey Gibbs, English-Rhodesian politician, 15th Governor of Southern Rhodesia (d. 1990)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1990)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Ethel Smith, American organist (d. 1996)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican painter and illustrator (d. 1957)

Births116 years ago

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

Births116 years ago

1904 - Fumio Niwa, Japanese author (d. 2005)

Births116 years ago

1906 - Jørgen Juve, Norwegian football player and journalist (d. 1983)

Births114 years ago

1909 - Mikhail Mil, Russian engineer, founded the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant (d. 1970)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Mary Jackson, American actress (d. 2005)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Ralph Guldahl, American golfer (d. 1987)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Doris Duke, American art collector and philanthropist (d. 1993)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Benjamin Britten, English pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1976)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player and coach (d. 2016)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2006)

Births107 years ago

1913 - Jacqueline Vaudecrane, French figure skater and coach (d. 2018)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Peter Townsend, Burmese-English captain and pilot (d. 1995)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Oswald Morris, British cinematographer (d. 2014)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Jon Cleary, Australian author and playwright (d. 2010)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Andrew Huxley, English physiologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Sir Keith Shann, Australian diplomat (d. 1988)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Claiborne Pell, American captain and politician (d. 2009)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Máire Drumm, Irish politician (d. 1976)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Anne Crawford, Israeli-English actress (d. 1956)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Brian Cleeve, Irish sailor, author, and playwright (d. 2003)

Births99 years ago

1921 - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian, actor, rapper, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani composer (d. 1984)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Wiyogo Atmodarminto, Indonesian general and politician, 10th Governor of Jakarta (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Eugene Stoner, American engineer and weapons designer, designed the AR-15 rifle (d. 1997)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Arthur Hiller, Canadian actor, director, and producer (d. 2016)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Dika Newlin, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2006)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Geraldine Page, American actress and singer (d. 1987)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Les Johnson, Australian politician (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Jerrie Mock, American pilot (d. 2014)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Gunther Schuller, American horn player, composer, and conductor (d. 2015)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Lew Burdette, American baseball player and coach (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Arthur Jones, American businessman, founded Nautilus, Inc. and MedX Corporation (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Steven Muller, German-American scholar and academic (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Robert E. Valett, American psychologist, teacher, and author (d. 2008)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Tim Beaumont, English priest and politician (d. 2008)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Staughton Lynd, American lawyer, historian, author, and activist

Births91 years ago

1929 - Keith Rayner, Australian Archbishop

Births91 years ago

1930 - Peter Hall, English actor, director, and manager (d. 2017)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Peter Hurford, English organist and composer

Births90 years ago

1932 - Robert Vaughn, American actor and director (d. 2016)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Merv Lincoln, Australian Olympic athlete (d. 2016)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Rita Sakellariou, Greek singer (d. 1999)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Ludmila Belousova, Soviet ice skater (d. 2017)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Michael Callan, American actor

Births85 years ago

1936 - John Bird, English actor and screenwriter

Births84 years ago

1936 - Archie Gouldie, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2016)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Nikolai Kapustin, Russian pianist and composer

Births83 years ago

1938 - John Eleuthère du Pont, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Delaware Museum of Natural History (d. 2010)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Henry Lee, Chinese-American criminologist and academic

Births82 years ago

1939 - Tom West, American engineer and author (d. 2011)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician, 24th Indian Minister of Defence

Births81 years ago

1940 - Terry Gilliam, American-English actor, director, animator, and screenwriter

Births80 years ago

1940 - Roy Thomas, American author

Births80 years ago

1940 - Andrzej Żuławski, Polish director and screenwriter (d. 2016)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Tom Conti, Scottish actor and director

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jacques Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births79 years ago

1941 - Ron McClure, American jazz bassist

Births79 years ago

1941 - Volker Roemheld, German physiologist and biologist (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Terry Stafford, American singer-songwriter (d. 1996)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Jesse Colin Young, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births79 years ago

1942 - Guion Bluford, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

Births78 years ago

1942 - Floyd Sneed, Canadian drummer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births77 years ago

1943 - Billie Jean King, American tennis player and sportscaster

Births77 years ago

1943 - William Kotzwinkle, American novelist and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Ricky May, New Zealand-Australian jazz singer (d. 1988)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Mushtaq Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer

Births77 years ago

1943 - Roger L. Simon, American author and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1945 - Elaine Weyuker, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic

Births75 years ago

1945 - Kari Tapio, Finnish singer (d. 2010)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Aston Barrett, Jamaican bass player and songwriter

Births74 years ago

1947 - Sandy Alderson, American businessman and academic

Births73 years ago

1947 - Rod Price, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2005)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Nevio Scala, Italian footballer and manager

Births73 years ago

1947 - Salt Walther, American race car driver (d. 2012)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Valerie Wilson Wesley, American journalist and author

Births73 years ago

1948 - Radomir Antić, Serbian footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1948 - Stewart Guthrie, New Zealand police officer (d. 1990)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Richard Carmona, American physician and politician, 17th Surgeon General of the United States

Births71 years ago

1949 - David Pietrusza, American author and historian

Births71 years ago

1950 - Lyman Bostock, American baseball player (d. 1978)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Jim Jefferies, Scottish footballer and manager

Births70 years ago

1950 - Paloma San Basilio, Spanish singer-songwriter and producer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Art Sullivan, Belgian singer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Steven Van Zandt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

Births70 years ago

1950 - Tina Weymouth, American singer-songwriter and bass player

Births70 years ago

1951 - Kent Nagano, American conductor, director, and manager

Births69 years ago

1952 - Nicholas Suntzeff, American astronomer and cosmologist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Wayne Larkins, English cricketer and footballer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Paolo Gentiloni, Italian politician, 57th Prime Minister of Italy

Births66 years ago

1954 - Denise Epoté, Cameroonian journalist at the head of the Africa management of TV5 Monde

Births66 years ago

1955 - James Edwards, American basketball player

Births65 years ago

1955 - George Alagiah, British journalist

Births65 years ago

1956 - Lawrence Gowan, Scottish-Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births64 years ago

1956 - Richard Kind, American actor

Births64 years ago

1956 - Ron Randall, American author and illustrator

Births64 years ago

1957 - Donny Deutsch, American businessman and television host

Births63 years ago

1957 - Alan Stern, American engineer and planetary scientist

Births63 years ago

1958 - Horse, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress

Births62 years ago

1958 - Lee Guetterman, American baseball player

Births62 years ago

1958 - Ibrahim Ismail of Johor, Sultan of Johor

Births62 years ago

1958 - Chic McSherry, Scottish musician, businessman and writer

Births62 years ago

1958 - Jason Ringenberg, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births62 years ago

1959 - Eddie Frierson, American actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist

Births61 years ago

1959 - Lenore Zann, Australian-Canadian actress, singer, and politician

Births61 years ago

1960 - Jim Bob, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Leos Carax, French actor, director, and screenwriter

Births60 years ago

1961 - Mariel Hemingway, American actress

Births59 years ago

1961 - Stephen Hough, English-Australian pianist and composer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer and author

Births59 years ago

1962 - Sumi Jo, South Korean soprano

Births58 years ago

1962 - Victor Pelevin, Russian engineer and author

Births58 years ago

1962 - Rezauddin Stalin, Bangladeshi poet and educator

Births58 years ago

1963 - Hugh Millen, American football player and sportscaster

Births57 years ago

1963 - Tony Mowbray, English footballer and manager

Births57 years ago

1963 - Kennedy Pola, Samoan-American football player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Brian Robbins, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births57 years ago

1963 - Corinne Russell, English model, actress, and dancer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Robbie Slater, English-Australian footballer and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1965 - Valeriya Gansvind, Estonian chess player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Olga Kisseleva, Russian artist

Births55 years ago

1965 - Jörg Jung, German footballer and manager

Births55 years ago

1965 - Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor

Births55 years ago

1965 - Kristin Minter, American actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Sen Dog, Cuban-American rapper and musician

Births55 years ago

1966 - Ed Ferrara, American wrestler and manager

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mark Pritchard, English lawyer and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Richard Stanley, South African director, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Michael K. Williams, American actor and producer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Boris Becker, German-Swiss tennis player and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Tom Elliott, Australian investment banker

Births53 years ago

1967 - Quint Kessenich, American lacrosse player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Mark Ruffalo, American actor and activist

Births53 years ago

1967 - Bart Veldkamp, Dutch-Belgian speed skater, coach, and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1968 - Sidse Babett Knudsen, Danish actress

Births52 years ago

1968 - Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic-Canadian computer scientist and programmer, created PHP

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sarah MacDonald, Canadian organist and conductor

Births52 years ago

1969 - Byron Houston, American basketball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Marjane Satrapi, Iranian author and illustrator

Births51 years ago

1970 - Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach

Births50 years ago

1970 - Chris Fryar, American drummer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Stel Pavlou, English author and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Cath Bishop, English rower

Births49 years ago

1971 - Kyran Bracken, Irish-English rugby player

Births49 years ago

1971 - Cecilia Suárez, Mexican actress and producer

Births49 years ago

1972 - Olivier Brouzet, French rugby player

Births48 years ago

1972 - Russell Hoult, English footballer, coach, and manager

Births48 years ago

1972 - Jay Payton, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1973 - Dmitri Linter, Russian-Estonian activist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Chad Trujillo, American astronomer and scholar

Births47 years ago

1973 - Andrew Walker, Australian rugby player

Births47 years ago

1974 - Joe Nathan, American baseball player

Births46 years ago

1974 - David Pelletier, Canadian figure skater and coach

Births46 years ago

1975 - Aiko, Japanese singer-songwriter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Joshua Wheeler, American sergeant (d. 2015)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese billionaire entrepreneur and art collector

Births45 years ago

1976 - Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Torsten Frings, German footballer and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Regina Halmich, German boxer and businesswoman

Births44 years ago

1976 - Ville Valo, Finnish singer-songwriter

Births44 years ago

1977 - Kerem Gönlüm, Turkish basketball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Annika Norlin, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Michael Preston, English footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Colin Best, Australian rugby league player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Mélanie Doutey, French actress and singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Karen O, South Korean-American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births42 years ago

1979 - Jeremy Dale, American illustrator (d. 2014)

Births41 years ago

1979 - Christian Terlizzi, Italian footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - David Artell, English-Gibraltarian footballer and coach

Births40 years ago

1980 - Shawn Fanning, American computer programmer and businessman, founded Napster

Births40 years ago

1980 - Rait Keerles, Estonian basketball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian high jumper

Births40 years ago

1981 - Asmaa Abdol-Hamid, Arab-Danish social worker and politician

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ben Adams, English-Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress and singer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jenny Owen Youngs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Shangela Laquifa Wadley, American drag queen, comedian and reality television personality

Births39 years ago

1982 - Xavier Doherty, Australian cricketer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Alasdair Duncan, Australian journalist and author

Births38 years ago

1982 - Isild Le Besco, French actress, director, and screenwriter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Yakubu, Nigerian footballer

Births38 years ago

1983 - Sei Ashina, Japanese actress

Births37 years ago

1983 - Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist and songwriter

Births37 years ago

1983 - Tyler Hilton, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births37 years ago

1983 - Peter Ramage, English footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Xiao Yu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter

Births37 years ago

1984 - Scarlett Johansson, American actress

Births36 years ago

1984 - Nathalie Nordnes, Norwegian singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1985 - Austin Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and producer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Dieumerci Mbokani, Congolese footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Ava Leigh, English singer-songwriter

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mandy Minella, Luxembourgian tennis player

Births35 years ago

1985 - James Roby, English rugby player

Births35 years ago

1985 - DeVon Walker, American football player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Erika Padilla, Filipino actress and host

Births34 years ago

1986 - Oscar Pistorius, South African sprinter

Births34 years ago

1987 - Martti Aljand, Estonian swimmer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Marouane Fellaini, Belgian footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Jamie Campbell Bower, English actor and singer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Austin Romine, American baseball player

Births32 years ago

1989 - Candice Glover, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births31 years ago

1989 - Minehiro Kinomoto, Japanese actor

Births31 years ago

1989 - Chris Smalling, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Gabriel Torje, Romanian footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Jang Dongwoo, South Korean singer and dancer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Brock Osweiler, American football player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Kartik Aaryan, Indian actor

Births30 years ago

1991 - Tarik Black, American professional basketball player

Births29 years ago

1993 - Tridha Choudhury, Indian actress

Births27 years ago

1993 - Adèle Exarchopoulos, French actress

Births27 years ago

1994 - Keiji Tanaka, Japanese figure skater

Births26 years ago

1994 - Nicolás Stefanelli, Argentine footballer

Births26 years ago

1994 - Samantha Bricio, Mexican volleyball player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Dacre Montgomery, Australian actor

Births26 years ago

1995 - Katherine McNamara, American actress

Births25 years ago

1996 - Hailey Baldwin, American model

Births24 years ago

1996 - Madison Davenport, American actress and singer

Births24 years ago

2000 - Auli'i Cravalho, Hawaiian-American actress and singer

Births20 years ago

2000 - Baby Ariel, American social media vlogger and singer

Births20 years ago

2001 - Zhong Chenle, Chinese singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor

Births19 years ago

Deaths

Deaths

1249 - As-Salih Ayyub, ruler of Egypt

Deaths771 years ago

1286 - Eric V of Denmark (b. 1249)

Deaths734 years ago

1318 - Mikhail of Tver (b. 1271)

Deaths702 years ago
Deaths628 years ago

1538 - John Lambert, English Protestant martyr

Deaths482 years ago
Deaths403 years ago

1694 - John Tillotson, English archbishop (b. 1630)

Deaths326 years ago

1697 - Libéral Bruant, French architect and academic, designed Les Invalides (b. 1635)

Deaths323 years ago

1710 - Bernardo Pasquini, Italian organist and composer (b. 1637)

Deaths310 years ago

1718 - Blackbeard, English pirate (b. 1680)

Deaths302 years ago
Deaths262 years ago

1774 - Robert Clive, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire (b. 1725)

Deaths246 years ago

1794 - John Alsop, American merchant and politician (b. 1724)

Deaths226 years ago

1813 - Johann Christian Reil, German physician, physiologist, and anatomist (b. 1759)

Deaths207 years ago

1819 - John Stackhouse, English botanist and phycologist (b. 1742)

Deaths201 years ago

1871 - Oscar James Dunn, African American activist and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana 1868-1871 (b. 1826)

Deaths149 years ago

1875 - Henry Wilson, American colonel, journalist, and politician, 18th Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)

Deaths145 years ago

1886 - Mary Boykin Chesnut, American author (b. 1823)

Deaths134 years ago

1896 - George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer, invented the Ferris wheel (b. 1859)

Deaths124 years ago

1900 - Arthur Sullivan, English composer and scholar (b. 1842)

Deaths120 years ago

1902 - Walter Reed, American physician and entomologist (b. 1851)

Deaths118 years ago

1913 - Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japanese shōgun (b. 1837)

Deaths107 years ago

1916 - Jack London, American novelist and journalist (b. 1876)

Deaths104 years ago

1917 - Teoberto Maler, Italian-German archaeologist and explorer (b. 1842)

Deaths103 years ago

1919 - Francisco Moreno, Argentinian explorer and academic (b. 1852)

Deaths101 years ago

1920 - Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet and author (b. 1884)

Deaths100 years ago

1926 - Darvish Khan, Iranian tar player (b. 1872)

Deaths94 years ago

1932 - William Walker Atkinson, American merchant, lawyer, and author (b. 1862)

Deaths88 years ago

1941 - Werner Mölders, German colonel and pilot (b. 1915)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Lorenz Hart, American playwright and composer (b. 1895)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Arthur Eddington, English astrophysicist and astronomer (b. 1882)

Deaths76 years ago

1946 - Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician, German Minister of Justice (b. 1889)

Deaths74 years ago

1948 - Fakhri Pasha, Turkish general and politician (b. 1868)

Deaths72 years ago

1954 - Jess McMahon, American wrestling promoter, co-founded Capitol Wrestling Corporation (b. 1882)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Shemp Howard, American actor and comedian (b. 1895)

Deaths65 years ago

1956 - Theodore Kosloff, Russian-American actor, ballet dancer, and choreographer (b. 1882)

Deaths64 years ago

1963 - Wilhelm Beiglböck, Austrian-German physician (b. 1905)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Aldous Huxley, English novelist and philosopher (b. 1894)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (b. 1917)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - C. S. Lewis, British writer, critic and Christian apologist (b. 1898)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - J. D. Tippit, American police officer (Dallas Police Department) (b. 1924)

Deaths57 years ago

1967 - Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)

Deaths53 years ago

1976 - Sevgi Soysal, Turkish author (b. 1936)

Deaths44 years ago

1980 - Jules Léger, Canadian journalist and politician, 21st Governor General of Canada (b. 1913)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Norah McGuinness, Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1901)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Mae West, American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1893)

Deaths40 years ago

1981 - Hans Adolf Krebs, German-English physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)

Deaths39 years ago

1986 - Scatman Crothers, American actor and comedian (b. 1910)

Deaths34 years ago

1988 - Luis Barragán, Mexican architect and engineer, designed the Torres de Satélite (b. 1908)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - C. C. Beck, American illustrator (b. 1910)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - René Moawad, Lebanese lawyer and politician, 13th President of Lebanon (b. 1925)

Deaths31 years ago

1992 - Sterling Holloway, American actor (b. 1905)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Anthony Burgess, English novelist, playwright, and critic (b. 1917)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Minni Nurme, Estonian writer and poet (b. 1917)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Forrest White, American businessman (b. 1920)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - María Casares, Spanish-French actress (b. 1922)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Terence Donovan, English photographer and director (b. 1936)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Mark Lenard, American actor (b. 1924)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Michael Hutchence, Australian singer-songwriter (b. 1960)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Stu Ungar, American poker player (b. 1953)

Deaths22 years ago

2000 - Christian Marquand, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Emil Zátopek, Czech runner (b. 1922)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay, Inc. (b. 1915)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Theo Barker, English historian and academic (b. 1923)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Norman Granz, American-Swiss record producer, founded Verve Records (b. 1918)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Parley Baer, American actor (b. 1914)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Arthur Hopcraft, English screenwriter and journalist (b. 1932)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Bruce Hobbs, American jockey and trainer (b. 1920)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Asima Chatterjee, Indian chemist (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Pat Dobson, American baseball player and coach (b. 1942)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Maurice Béjart, French-Swiss dancer, choreographer, and director (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Verity Lambert, English television producer (b. 1935)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - MC Breed, American rapper (b. 1971)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Jean Cione, American baseball player and educator (b. 1928)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Frank Fenner, Australian virologist and microbiologist (b. 1914)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, Russian-American author and educator (b. 1926)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Sena Jurinac, Bosnian-Austrian soprano and actress (b. 1921)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Lynn Margulis, American biologist and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Paul Motian, American drummer and composer (b. 1931)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Pearl Laska Chamberlain, American pilot (b. 1909)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bryce Courtenay, South African-Australian author (b. 1933)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Bennie McRae, American football player (b. 1939)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - P. Govinda Pillai, Indian journalist and politician (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Don Dailey, American computer programmer (b. 1956)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Brian Dawson, English singer (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jancarlos de Oliveira Barros, Brazilian footballer (b. 1983)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tom Gilmartin, Irish businessman (b. 1935)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Alec Reid, Irish priest and activist (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal (b. 1916)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Don Grate, American baseball and basketball player (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Marcel Paquet, Belgian-Polish philosopher and author (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Émile Poulat, French sociologist and historian (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Abubakar Audu, Nigerian banker and politician, Governor of Kogi State (b. 1947)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1949)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Robin Stewart, Indian-English actor and game show host (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Kim Young-sam, South Korean soldier and politician, 7th President of South Korea (b. 1929)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - M. Balamuralikrishna, Indian vocalist and singer (b. 1930)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian operatic baritone (b. 1962)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Tommy Keene, American singer songwriter (b. 1958)

Deaths3 years ago

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