Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Black Friday can fall, while November 29 is the latest; observed on the day after Thanksgiving (United States), and its related observances:Buy Nothing Day (North America, Great Britain, Sweden)

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

Events

534 BC - Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to portray a character on stage.

Events

1174 - Saladin enters Damascus, and adds it to his domain.

Events846 years ago

1248 - Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.

Events772 years ago

1499 - Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck is hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London. He had invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV of England.

Events521 years ago

1531 - The Second War of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.

Events489 years ago

1644 - John Milton publishes Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship.

Events376 years ago

1733 - The start of the 1733 slave insurrection on St. John in what was then the Danish West Indies.

Events287 years ago

1808 - French and Poles defeat the Spanish at Battle of Tudela.

Events212 years ago
Events210 years ago

1863 - American Civil War: Battle of Chattanooga begins: Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant reinforce troops at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and counter-attack Confederate troops.

Events157 years ago

1867 - The Manchester Martyrs are hanged in Manchester, England, for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish Republican Brotherhood members from custody.

Events153 years ago

1876 - Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.

Events144 years ago

1889 - The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.

Events131 years ago

1890 - King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to succeed him.

Events130 years ago

1910 - Johan Alfred Ander becomes the last person to be executed in Sweden.

Events110 years ago

1914 - Mexican Revolution: The last of U.S. forces withdraw from Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair.

Events106 years ago

1924 - Edwin Hubble's discovery, that the Andromeda "nebula" is actually another island galaxy far outside of our own Milky Way, is first published in The New York Times.

Events96 years ago

1934 - An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.

Events86 years ago

1936 - Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success.

Events84 years ago
Events81 years ago

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

Events80 years ago

1943 - World War II: The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg is destroyed. It will eventually be rebuilt in 1961 and be called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Events77 years ago

1943 - World War II: Tarawa and Makin atolls fall to American forces.

Events77 years ago

1946 - French naval bombardment of Hai Phong, Vietnam, kills thousands of civilians.

Events74 years ago

1953 - Pilot Felix Moncla and Lieutenant Robert Wilson disappear while in pursuit of a mysterious craft over Lake Superior.

Events67 years ago

1955 - The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to that of Australia.

Events65 years ago
Events61 years ago

1963 - The BBC broadcasts An Unearthly Child (starring William Hartnell), the first episode of the first story from the first series of Doctor Who, which is now the world's longest running science fiction drama.

Events57 years ago

1971 - Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.

Events49 years ago

1972 - The Soviet Union makes its final attempt at successfully launching the N1 rocket.

Events48 years ago

1974 - Sixty Ethiopian politicians, aristocrats, military officers, and other persons are executed by the provisional military government.

Events46 years ago

1976 - Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.

Events44 years ago

1978 - Cyclone kills about 1000 people in eastern Sri Lanka.

Events42 years ago

1978 - The Geneva Frequency Plan of 1975 goes into effect, realigning many of Europe's longwave and mediumwave broadcasting frequencies.

Events42 years ago

1980 - The 6.9 MwIrpinia earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 2,483–4,900, and injuring 7,700–8,934.

Events40 years ago

1981 - Iran–Contra affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

Events39 years ago

1985 - Gunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the aircraft, but 60 people die in the raid.

Events35 years ago

1992 - The first smartphone, the IBM Simon, is introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Events28 years ago

1993 - Rachel Whiteread wins both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year.

Events27 years ago

1996 - Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125.

Events24 years ago
Events19 years ago

2003 - Rose Revolution: Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

Events17 years ago

2004 - The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, the largest religious building in Georgia, is consecrated.

Events16 years ago

2005 - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country.

Events15 years ago

2006 - A series of bombings kills at least 215 people and injures 257 others in Sadr City, making it the second deadliest sectarian attack since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003.

Events14 years ago

2007 - MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sinks in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands. There are no fatalities.

Events13 years ago
Events11 years ago

2010 - Bombardment of Yeonpyeong: North Korean artillery attack kills two civilians and two marines on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea.

Events10 years ago

2011 - Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.

Events9 years ago

2015 - Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle became the first rocket to successfully fly to space and then return to Earth for a controlled, vertical landing.

Events5 years ago

Births

870 - Alexander, Byzantine emperor (d. 913)

Births
Births

1190 - Pope Clement IV (d. 1268)

Births830 years ago
Births799 years ago

1402 - Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)

Births618 years ago

1417 - William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1487)

Births603 years ago

1496 - Clément Marot, French poet (d. 1544)

Births524 years ago

1508 - Francis, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, youngest son of Henry the Middle (d. 1549)

Births512 years ago

1553 - Prospero Alpini, Italian physician and botanist (d. 1617)

Births467 years ago

1632 - Jean Mabillon, French monk and scholar (d. 1707)

Births388 years ago

1641 - Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch lawyer and politician (d. 1720)

Births379 years ago

1687 - Jean Baptiste Senaillé, French violinist and composer (d. 1730)

Births333 years ago

1705 - Thomas Birch, English historian and author (d. 1766)

Births315 years ago

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

Births305 years ago

1719 - Spranger Barry, Irish actor (d. 1777)

Births301 years ago

1749 - Edward Rutledge, American captain and politician, 39th Governor of South Carolina (d. 1800)

Births271 years ago

1760 - François-Noël Babeuf, French journalist and activist (d. 1797)

Births260 years ago

1781 - Theodor Valentin Volkmar, German lawyer and politician, 1st Mayor of Marburg (d. 1847)

Births239 years ago
Births235 years ago

1803 - Theodore Dwight Weld, American author and activist (d. 1895)

Births217 years ago

1804 - Franklin Pierce, American general, lawyer, and politician, 14th President of the United States (d. 1869)

Births216 years ago

1820 - Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician and author (d. 1884)

Births200 years ago

1837 - Johannes Diderik van der Waals, Dutch physicist and thermodynamicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)

Births183 years ago

1838 - Stephanos Skouloudis, Greek banker and politician, 97th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1928)

Births182 years ago

1858 - Albert Ranft, Swedish actor and director (d. 1938)

Births162 years ago

1860 - Hjalmar Branting, Swedish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Sweden, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)

Births160 years ago

1864 - Henry Bourne Joy, American businessman (d. 1936)

Births156 years ago

1868 - Mary Brewster Hazelton, American painter (d. 1953)

Births152 years ago

1869 - Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)

Births151 years ago

1871 - William Watt, Australian accountant and politician, 24th Premier of Victoria (d. 1946)

Births149 years ago

1875 - Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian journalist and politician (d. 1933)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (d. 1946)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Frank Pick, English lawyer and businessman (d. 1941)

Births142 years ago

1883 - José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (d. 1949)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Eduards Smiļģis, Latvian actor and director (d. 1966)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Boris Karloff, English actor (d. 1969)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Henry Moseley, English physicist and chemist (d. 1915)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Harpo Marx, American comedian and musician (d. 1964)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Harry Sunderland, Australian-English journalist and businessman (d. 1964)

Births131 years ago

1890 - El Lissitzky, Russian photographer and architect (d. 1941)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Erté, Russian-French illustrator and designer (d. 1990)

Births128 years ago

1896 - Klement Gottwald, Czechoslovak politician, President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (d. 1953)

Births124 years ago

1896 - Tsunenohana Kan'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 31st Yokozuna (d. 1960)

Births124 years ago

1897 - Nirad C. Chaudhuri, British-Indian historian, author, and critic (d. 1999)

Births123 years ago

1897 - Karl Gebhardt, German physician and war criminal (d. 1948)

Births123 years ago

1899 - Manuel dos Reis Machado, Brazilian martial artist and educator (d. 1974)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Bennie Osler, South African rugby player (d. 1962)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Aaron Bank, American colonel (d. 2004)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Victor Jory, Canadian-American actor (d. 1982)

Births118 years ago

1905 - K. Alvapillai, Sri Lankan civil servant (d. 1979)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Betti Alver, Estonian author and poet (d. 1989)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Lars Leksell, Swedish physician and neurosurgeon (d. 1986)

Births113 years ago

1907 - Run Run Shaw, Chinese-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, founded Shaw Brothers Studio and TVB (d. 2014)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Nelson S. Bond, American author and playwright (d. 2006)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (d. 2000)

Births111 years ago

1912 - George O'Hanlon, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Donald Nixon, American businessman (d. 1987)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Wilson Tucker, American projectionist and author (d. 2006)

Births106 years ago

1915 - John Dehner, American actor (d. 1992)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Marc Simont, French-American illustrator (d. 2013)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Anne Burns, British aeronautical engineer and glider pilot (d. 2001)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Michael Gough, Malaysian-English actor (d. 2011)

Births104 years ago

1916 - P. K. Page, English-Canadian author and poet (d. 2010)

Births104 years ago

1920 - Paul Celan, Romanian-French poet and translator (d. 1970)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (d. 1960)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Manuel Fraga Iribarne, Spanish politician, 3rd President of the Xunta of Galicia (d. 2012)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Võ Văn Kiệt, Vietnamese soldier and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Vietnam (d. 2008)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Daniel Brewster, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2007)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Billy Haughton, American harness racer and trainer (d. 1986)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Julien J. LeBourgeois, American admiral (d. 2012)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Gloria Whelan, American author and poet

Births97 years ago

1924 - Irvin J. Borowsky, American publisher and philanthropist (d. 2014)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Josephine D'Angelo, American baseball player and educator (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Paula Raymond, American model and actress (d. 2003)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Colin Turnbull, English-American anthropologist and author (d. 1994)

Births96 years ago

1925 - José Napoleón Duarte, Salvadoran engineer and politician, President of El Salvador (d. 1990)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Johnny Mandel, American composer and conductor

Births95 years ago

1925 - Elaine Horseman, English author and educator (d. 1999)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher (d. 2011)

Births94 years ago

1926 - R. L. Burnside, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005)

Births94 years ago

1927 - John Cole, Irish-English journalist and author (d. 2013)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Guy Davenport, American author and scholar (d. 2005)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Angelo Sodano, Italian cardinal

Births93 years ago

1928 - Jerry Bock, American composer (d. 2010)

Births92 years ago

1928 - John Coleman, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 1973)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Elmarie Wendel, American actress and singer (d. 2018)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and author

Births91 years ago

1929 - Gloria Lynne, American singer (d. 2013)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Geeta Dutt, Indian singer and actress (d. 1972)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Robert Easton, American actor (d. 2011)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jack McKeon, American baseball player and manager

Births90 years ago

1932 - Michel David-Weill, French-American banker

Births88 years ago

1932 - Kunie Tanaka, Japanese actor

Births88 years ago

1933 - Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer and conductor

Births87 years ago

1933 - Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist and activist (d. 1977)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (d. 1994)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Robert Towne, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births86 years ago

1935 - Ken Eastwood, Australian cricketer

Births85 years ago

1935 - Vladislav Volkov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 1971)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Robert Barnard, English author, critic, and educator (d. 2013)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Frank Caprio, American judge

Births84 years ago

1936 - Steve Landesberg, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Mats Traat, Estonian poet and author

Births84 years ago

1937 - Graham Hearne, English lawyer and businessman

Births83 years ago

1938 - Patrick Kelly, English archbishop

Births82 years ago

1938 - Donald Roller Wilson, American artist

Births82 years ago

1939 - Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (d. 2001)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Luis Tiant, Cuban-American baseball player and coach

Births80 years ago

1941 - Alan Mullery, English footballer and manager

Births79 years ago

1941 - Franco Nero, Italian actor and producer

Births79 years ago

1942 - Susan Anspach, American actress (d. 2018)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Andrew Goodman, American activist (d. 1964)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Sue Nicholls, English actress

Births77 years ago

1943 - David Nolan, American activist and politician (d. 2010)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Petar Skansi, Croatian basketball player and coach

Births77 years ago

1944 - Joe Eszterhas, Hungarian-American screenwriter and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Peter Lindbergh, German-French photographer and director

Births76 years ago

1944 - James Toback, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births76 years ago

1945 - Assi Dayan, Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jim Doyle, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of Wisconsin

Births75 years ago

1945 - Keith Hampshire, English-Canadian singer-songwriter and radio host

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jerry Harris, American sculptor

Births75 years ago

1945 - Tony Pond, English race car driver (d. 2002)

Births75 years ago

1946 - Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer and manager

Births74 years ago

1946 - Diana Quick, English actress

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bobby Rush, American activist and politician

Births74 years ago

1947 - Jean-Pierre Foucault, French radio and television host

Births73 years ago

1948 - Bruce Vilanch, American actor and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Frank Worthington, English footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1949 - Alan Paul, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Sandra Stevens, English singer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri, Indian indologist, author, and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Carlos Eire, Cuban-born American author and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Charles Schumer, American lawyer and politician

Births70 years ago

1951 - Maik Galakos, Greek footballer and manager

Births69 years ago

1952 - Bill Troiano, American tuba player and educator

Births68 years ago

1953 - Rick Bayless, American chef and author

Births67 years ago

1953 - Francis Cabrel, French singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Johan de Meij, Dutch trombonist, composer, and conductor

Births67 years ago

1953 - Martin Kent, Australian cricketer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Pete Allen, English clarinet player and saxophonist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Glenn Brummer, American baseball player

Births66 years ago

1954 - Bruce Hornsby, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Aavo Pikkuus, Estonian cyclist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Steven Brust, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and author

Births65 years ago

1955 - Ludovico Einaudi, Italian pianist and composer

Births65 years ago

1955 - Dinos Kouis, Greek footballer and coach

Births65 years ago

1955 - Mary Landrieu, American politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Bruce Edgar, New Zealand cricketer

Births64 years ago

1956 - Shane Gould, Australian swimmer and coach

Births64 years ago

1958 - Martin Snedden, New Zealand cricketer and lawyer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Maxwell Caulfield, English-American actor

Births61 years ago

1960 - Robin Roberts, American sportscaster and journalist

Births60 years ago

1961 - Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Nicolas Bacri, French composer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Merv Hughes, Australian cricketer

Births59 years ago

1961 - John Schnatter, American businessman, founded Papa John's Pizza

Births59 years ago

1961 - Peter Stanford, English journalist and author

Births59 years ago

1962 - Lance King, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelan union leader and politician, President of Venezuela

Births58 years ago

1963 - Gwynne Shotwell, American businesswoman, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX

Births57 years ago

1964 - Lorna Jane Clarkson, Australian fashion designer, entrepreneur, and author

Births56 years ago

1964 - Frank Rutherford, Bahamian triple jumper

Births56 years ago

1965 - Jennifer Michael Hecht, American historian, author, and poet

Births55 years ago

1966 - Vincent Cassel, French actor and producer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kevin Gallacher, Scottish footballer and sportscaster

Births54 years ago

1966 - Jerry Kelly, American golfer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Steve Deacon, Australian rugby league player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Gary Kirsten, South African cricketer and coach

Births53 years ago

1967 - Salli Richardson, American actress, director, and producer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Robert Denmark, English runner and coach

Births52 years ago

1968 - Hamid Hassani, Iranian lexicographer, linguist, and academic

Births52 years ago

1968 - Mark Soden, Australian rugby league player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Anthony Sullivan, English rugby league and union player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Kirsty Young, Scottish journalist

Births52 years ago

1969 - Olivier Beretta, Monégasque race car driver

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mike Lünsmann, German footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Robin Padilla, Filipino actor, martial artist, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Jonathan Seet, Singaporean-Canadian singer-songwriter and producer

Births51 years ago

1970 - Zoë Ball, English radio and television host

Births50 years ago

1970 - Oded Fehr, Israeli-American actor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Danny Hoch, American actor and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Karsten Müller, German chess player and author

Births50 years ago

1971 - Khaled Al-Muwallid, Saudi Arabian footballer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Lisa Arch, American actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Vin Baker, American basketball player and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Chris Hardwick, American comedian, actor, producer, and television host

Births49 years ago

1972 - Christopher James Adler, American drummer

Births48 years ago

1974 - Juventud Guerrera, Mexican wrestler and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Saku Koivu, Finnish ice hockey player

Births46 years ago

1974 - Malik Rose, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births46 years ago

1974 - Jamie Sharper, American football player

Births46 years ago

1976 - Cüneyt Çakır, Turkish footballer and referee

Births44 years ago

1976 - Page Kennedy, American actor and rapper

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tony Renna, American race car driver (d. 2003)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Murat Salar, German-Turkish footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Kohei Suwama, Japanese wrestler

Births44 years ago

1977 - Myriam Boileau, Canadian diver

Births43 years ago

1977 - Adam Eaton, American baseball player

Births43 years ago

1977 - David Lucas, English footballer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Ali Güneş, German-Turkish footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Tommy Marth, American saxophonist (d. 2012)

Births42 years ago

1978 - Alison Mosshart, American singer-songwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Kayvan Novak, English actor, director, and screenwriter

Births42 years ago

1979 - Kelly Brook, English model and actress

Births41 years ago

1979 - Nihat Kahveci, Turkish footballer and manager

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ivica Kostelić, Croatian skier

Births41 years ago

1980 - Ishmael Beah, Sierra Leonean child soldier and American author

Births40 years ago

1980 - David Britz, American nanotechnologist and engineer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1982 - Colby Armstrong, Canadian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Dallas Johnson, Australian rugby league player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Igor Kuzmin, Estonian rower

Births38 years ago

1982 - Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Nasser Al-Shamrani, Saudi Arabian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Fatih Yiğituşağı, Turkish footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Kevin Clancy, Scottish football referee

Births37 years ago

1984 - Amruta Khanvilkar, Indian actress and dancer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Justin Turner, American baseball player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Viktor Ahn, South Korean speed skater

Births35 years ago

1985 - Mike Tolbert, American football player

Births35 years ago

1987 - Nicklas Bäckström, Swedish ice hockey player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Ossi Kanervo, Finnish figure skater

Births33 years ago

1987 - Fetuli Talanoa, New Zealand-Tongan rugby league player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Sebastian Nachreiner, German footballer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Shaun Hutchinson, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1990 - Eddy Kim, South Korean singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births30 years ago

1990 - Alena Leonova, Russian figure skater

Births30 years ago

1990 - Christopher Quiring, German footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Ahmed Shehzad, Pakistani cricketer

Births29 years ago

1992 - Miley Cyrus, American singer-songwriter and actress

Births28 years ago

1992 - Gabriel Landeskog, Swedish ice hockey player

Births28 years ago

1994 - Wes Burns, Welsh footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Kelly Rosen, Estonian footballer

Births25 years ago

1996 - Anna Yanovskaya, Russian ice dancer

Births24 years ago

Deaths

386 - Jin Feidi, emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 342)

Deaths
Deaths

955 - Eadred, English king (b. 923)

Deaths

1161 - Adam, Abbot of Ebrach

Deaths859 years ago
Deaths837 years ago
Deaths613 years ago

1457 - Ladislaus the Posthumous, Hungarian king (b. 1440)

Deaths563 years ago
Deaths556 years ago

1499 - Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne (b. c. 1474)

Deaths521 years ago

1503 - Bona of Savoy (b. 1449)

Deaths517 years ago

1503 - Margaret of York (b. 1446)

Deaths517 years ago

1572 - Bronzino, Italian painter and poet (b. 1503)

Deaths448 years ago

1585 - Thomas Tallis, English composer (b. c.1505)

Deaths435 years ago

1616 - Richard Hakluyt, English priest and author (b. 1552)

Deaths404 years ago

1682 - Claude Lorrain, French-Italian painter and engraver (b. 1604)

Deaths338 years ago

1763 - Friedrich Heinrich von Seckendorff, German field marshal and diplomat (b. 1673)

Deaths257 years ago

1769 - Constantine Mavrocordatos, Greek prince (b. 1711)

Deaths251 years ago

1803 - Roger Newdigate, English politician (b. 1719)

Deaths217 years ago

1804 - Richard Graves, English minister and author (b. 1715)

Deaths216 years ago

1804 - Ivan Mane Jarnović, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1747)

Deaths216 years ago

1807 - Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician (b. 1747)

Deaths213 years ago

1814 - Elbridge Gerry, American merchant and politician, 5th Vice President of the United States of America (b. 1744)

Deaths206 years ago

1833 - Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French general and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1762)

Deaths187 years ago
Deaths130 years ago

1899 - Thomas Henry Ismay, English businessman, founded White Star Line (b. 1837)

Deaths121 years ago

1905 - John Burdon-Sanderson, English physiologist and academic (b. 1828)

Deaths115 years ago

1910 - Hawley Harvey Crippen, American physician and murderer (b. 1862)

Deaths110 years ago

1927 - Miguel Pro, Mexican priest and martyr (b. 1891)

Deaths93 years ago

1934 - Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)

Deaths86 years ago

1937 - Jagadish Chandra Bose, Bangladeshi-Indian physicist, biologist, botanist, and archaeologist (b. 1858)

Deaths83 years ago

1937 - George Albert Boulenger, Belgian-English zoologist and botanist (b. 1858)

Deaths83 years ago

1937 - Miklós Kovács, Hungarian-Slovene cantor and poet (b. 1857)

Deaths83 years ago

1940 - Stanley Argyle, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Victoria (b. 1867)

Deaths80 years ago

1943 - Ernie Jones, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1869)

Deaths77 years ago

1948 - Hack Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1900)

Deaths72 years ago

1958 - Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)

Deaths62 years ago

1958 - Johnston McCulley, American author and screenwriter (b. 1883)

Deaths62 years ago

1966 - Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician, 2nd President of Ireland (b. 1882)

Deaths54 years ago

1970 - Yusof bin Ishak, Singaporean journalist and politician, 1st President of Singapore (b. 1910)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Marie Wilson, American actress (b. 1916)

Deaths48 years ago

1973 - Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese actor, director, and producer (b. 1889)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - notable victims of the Massacre of the Sixty: Abiye Abebe, Ethiopian general and politician (b. 1918)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - notable victims of the Massacre of the Sixty: Aman Andom, Ethiopian general and politician, President of Ethiopia (b. 1924)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - notable victims of the Massacre of the Sixty: Aklilu Habte-Wold, Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (b. 1912)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - notable victims of the Massacre of the Sixty: Asrate Kassa, Ethiopian commander (b. 1922)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - notable victims of the Massacre of the Sixty: Endelkachew Makonnen, Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (b. 1927)

Deaths46 years ago

1974 - Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American journalist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths46 years ago

1976 - André Malraux, French theorist and author (b. 1901)

Deaths44 years ago

1979 - Merle Oberon, Indian-American actress and singer (b. 1911)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Grady Nutt, American minister and author (b. 1934)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Juhan Muks, Estonian painter (b. 1899)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Waheed Murad, Pakistani actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Leonard Baker, American historian and author (b. 1931)

Deaths36 years ago

1990 - Roald Dahl, British novelist, poet, and screenwriter (b. 1916)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Bo Díaz, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1953)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - Klaus Kinski, German-American actor and director (b. 1926)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Roy Acuff, American singer-songwriter and fiddler (b. 1903)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Jean-François Thiriart, Belgian politician (b. 1922)

Deaths28 years ago

1994 - Art Barr, American wrestler (b. 1966)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Irwin Kostal, American songwriter, screenwriter, and publisher (b. 1911)

Deaths26 years ago

1995 - Louis Malle, French-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1932)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Junior Walker, American singer and saxophonist (b. 1931)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photographer and journalist (b. 1943)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Art Porter, Jr., American saxophonist and songwriter (b. 1961)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Jorge Mas Canosa, Cuban-American businessman (b. 1939)

Deaths23 years ago

2000 - Brian Rawlinson, English actor and playwright (b. 1931)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Bo Belinsky, American baseball player (b. 1936)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Mary Whitehouse, English educator and activist (b. 1910)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Roberto Matta, Chilean-Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1911)

Deaths18 years ago

2004 - Pete Franklin, American radio host (b. 1928)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Constance Cummings, American-English actress (b. 1910)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Frank Gatski, American football player and soldier (b. 1919)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Jesús Blancornelas, Mexican journalist, co-founded Zeta Magazine (b. 1936)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Nick Clarke, English journalist (b. 1948)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Betty Comden, American actress, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Alexander Litvinenko, Russian spy and defector (b. 1962)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Philippe Noiret, French actor (b. 1930)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Willie Pep, American boxer and referee (b. 1922)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer and manager (b. 1971)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Robert Vesco, American-Cuban financier (b. 1935)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union player (b. 1936)

Deaths13 years ago

2009 - José Arraño Acevedo, Chilean journalist and historian (b. 1921)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Nassos Daphnis, Greek-American painter and sculptor (b. 1914)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Joyce Howard, English-American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Jim Rathmann, American race car driver (b. 1928)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - José Luis Borau, Spanish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Chuck Diering, American baseball player (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Larry Hagman, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Diana Isaac, English-New Zealand businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Connie Broden, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1932)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jay Leggett, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1963)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Peter B. Lewis, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1933)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Wayne Mills, American singer-songwriter (b. 1969)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Costanzo Preve, Italian philosopher and theorist (b. 1943)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Marion Barry, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia (b. 1936)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dorothy Cheney, American tennis player (b. 1916)

Deaths6 years ago
Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Murray Oliver, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Clive Palmer, English banjo player (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Pat Quinn, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Manmeet Bhullar, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1980)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Dan Fante, American author and playwright (b. 1944)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Douglass North, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jim Sochor, American football player and coach (b. 1938)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Rita Barberá Nolla, Spanish politician (b. 1948)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Ralph Branca, American baseball player (b. 1926)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (b. 1930)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Joe Esposito, road manager for Elvis Presley (b. 1938)

Deaths4 years ago

2017 - Stela Popescu, Romanian actress (b. 1935)

Deaths3 years ago

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