Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

783 - The Asturian queen Adosinda is held at a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.

Events

1161 - Battle of Caishi: A Song dynasty fleet fights a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars.

Events859 years ago

1476 - Vlad the Impaler defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.

Events544 years ago

1778 - In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.

Events242 years ago

1789 - A national Thanksgiving Day is observed in the United States as proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress.

Events231 years ago

1805 - Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Events215 years ago

1812 - The Battle of Berezina begins during Napoleon's retreat from Russia.

Events208 years ago

1825 - At Union College in Schenectady, New York, a group of college students form the Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity.

Events195 years ago

1842 - The University of Notre Dame is founded.

Events178 years ago

1863 - United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaims November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. Following the Franksgiving controversy from 1939 to 1941, it has been observed on the fourth Thursday in 1942 and subsequent years.

Events157 years ago

1865 - Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy schooner is defeated by a Chilean corvette north of Valparaíso, Chile.

Events155 years ago

1917 - The Manchester Guardian publishes the 1916 secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between the United Kingdom and France.

Events103 years ago
Events103 years ago

1918 - The Montenegran Podgorica Assembly votes for a "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia.

Events102 years ago

1922 - Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.

Events98 years ago

1922 - The Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor. (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.)

Events98 years ago

1939 - Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrates an incident which is used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later.

Events81 years ago

1941 - World War II: Japan's 1st Air Fleet departs the Kuril Islands to strike Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Events79 years ago

1942 - World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.

Events78 years ago

1942 - Casablanca, the movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres in New York City.

Events78 years ago

1943 - World War II: HMT Rohna is sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.

Events77 years ago

1944 - World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth's shop in London, United Kingdom, killing 168 people.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: Germany begins V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium.

Events76 years ago

1949 - The Constituent Assembly of India adopts the constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

Events71 years ago

1950 - Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China launch a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict.

Events70 years ago

1965 - At the Hammaguir launch facility in the Algerian Sahara, France launches a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1, on board.

Events55 years ago

1968 - Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescues an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire. He is later awarded the Medal of Honor.

Events52 years ago

1970 - In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded.

Events50 years ago

1976 - "Anarchy in the U.K.", the debut single of the Sex Pistols, is released, heralding the arrival of punk rock

Events44 years ago

1977 - An unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, claiming to be the representative of the "Ashtar Galactic Command", takes over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm.

Events43 years ago

1983 - Brink's-Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are stolen from the Brink's-Mat vault at Heathrow Airport.

Events37 years ago

1986 - Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.

Events34 years ago

1986 - The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of committing war crimes as a guard at the Nazi Treblinka extermination camp, starts in Jerusalem.

Events34 years ago
Events29 years ago

1998 - Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Oireachtas, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland.

Events22 years ago

1998 - The Khanna rail disaster takes 212 lives in Khanna, Ludhiana, India.

Events22 years ago

1999 - The 7.5 MwAmbrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows. Ten people were killed and forty were injured.

Events21 years ago

2000 - George W. Bush is certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote.

Events20 years ago

2003 - The Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England.

Events17 years ago

2004 - Ruzhou School massacre: A man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.

Events16 years ago

2004 - The last Poʻouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii, before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct.

Events16 years ago
Events12 years ago

2011 - NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani check post in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.

Events9 years ago

2011 - The Mars Science Laboratory launches to Mars with the Curiosity Rover.

Events9 years ago
Events2 years ago

2019 - A magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes western Albania leaving at least 52 people dead and over 1000 injured. This was the second deadliest earthquake to strike Albania in recorded history, and the deadliest in 168 years.

Events1 years ago

Births

907 - Rudesind, Galician bishop (d. 977)

Births

1288 - Go-Daigo, Japanese emperor (d. 1339)

Births732 years ago
Births619 years ago
Births584 years ago

1466 - Edward Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings, English noble (d. 1506)

Births554 years ago

1518 - Guido Ascanio Sforza di Santa Fiora, Catholic cardinal (d. 1564)

Births502 years ago
Births486 years ago

1552 - Seonjo of Joseon, King of Joseon (d. 1608)

Births468 years ago

1594 - James Ware, Irish genealogist (d. 1666)

Births426 years ago

1604 - Johannes Bach, German organist and composer (d. 1673)

Births416 years ago

1607 - John Harvard, English minister and philanthropist (d. 1638)

Births413 years ago

1609 - Henry Dunster, English-American clergyman and academic (d. 1659)

Births411 years ago

1657 - William Derham, English minister and philosopher (d. 1735)

Births363 years ago

1678 - Jean-Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist and astronomer (d. 1771)

Births342 years ago

1703 - Theophilus Cibber, English actor and playwright (d. 1758)

Births317 years ago

1727 - Artemas Ward, American general and politician (d. 1800)

Births293 years ago

1731 - William Cowper, English poet and hymnwriter (d. 1800)

Births289 years ago

1792 - Sarah Moore Grimké, American author and activist (d. 1873)

Births228 years ago

1817 - Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Alsatian-French chemist (d. 1884)

Births203 years ago

1827 - Ellen G. White, American religious leader and author, co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1915)

Births193 years ago

1828 - Robert Battey, American surgeon and academic (d. 1895)

Births192 years ago

1828 - René Goblet, French journalist and politician, 52nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1905)

Births192 years ago

1832 - Rudolph Koenig, German-French physicist and academic (d. 1901)

Births188 years ago

1832 - Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and activist, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)

Births188 years ago

1837 - Thomas Playford II, English-Australian politician, 17th Premier of South Australia (d. 1915)

Births183 years ago

1853 - Bat Masterson, American police officer and journalist (d. 1921)

Births167 years ago

1857 - Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist and author (d. 1913)

Births163 years ago

1858 - Katharine Drexel, American nun and saint (d. 1955)

Births162 years ago
Births156 years ago

1869 - Maud of Wales (d. 1938)

Births151 years ago

1870 - Sir Hari Singh Gour, founder and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sagar (d. 1949)

Births150 years ago

1873 - Fred Herd, Scottish golfer (d. 1954)

Births147 years ago

1876 - Willis Carrier, American engineer, invented air conditioning (d. 1950)

Births144 years ago

1878 - Major Taylor, American cyclist (d. 1932)

Births142 years ago

1885 - Heinrich Brüning, German lieutenant, economist, and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1970)

Births135 years ago

1888 - Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (d. 1978)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Albert Dieudonné, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1976)

Births131 years ago

1891 - Scott Bradley, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1977)

Births129 years ago

1894 - James Charles McGuigan, Canadian cardinal (d. 1974)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Norbert Wiener, American-Swedish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1964)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Bill W., American activist, co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Karl Ziegler, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Richard Hauptmann, German-American murderer (d. 1936)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Anna Maurizio, Swiss biologist, known for her study of bees (d. 1993)

Births120 years ago

1901 - William Sterling Parsons, American admiral (d. 1953)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Maurice McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (d. 1971)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Alice Herz-Sommer, Czech-English pianist and educator (d. 2014)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Armand Frappier, Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)

Births116 years ago

1904 - K. D. Sethna, Indian poet, scholar, writer, philosopher, and cultural critic (d. 2011)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)

Births115 years ago

1907 - Ruth Patrick, American botanist (d. 2013)

Births113 years ago

1908 - Charles Forte, Baron Forte, Italian-Scottish businessman, founded Forte Group (d. 2007)

Births112 years ago

1908 - Lefty Gomez, American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Fritz Buchloh, German footballer and manager (d. 1998)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Frances Dee, American actress and singer (d. 2004)

Births111 years ago

1909 - Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright and critic (d. 1994)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Cyril Cusack, South African-born Irish actor (d. 1993)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess player and author (d. 1992)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Eric Sevareid, American journalist (d. 1992)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Inge King, German-born Australian sculptor (d. 2016)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Earl Wild, American pianist and composer (d. 2010)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Nesuhi Ertegun, Turkish-American record producer (d. 1989)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Patricio Aylwin, Chilean lawyer and politician, 31st President of Chile (d. 2016)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish soldier and politician, 6th President of the Republic of Poland (d. 2010)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Frederik Pohl, American journalist and author (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic (d. 2011)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Daniel Petrie, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Amul (d. 2012)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, created Peanuts (d. 2000)

Births98 years ago

1923 - V. K. Murthy, Indian cinematographer (d. 2014)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (d. 1992)

Births96 years ago

1924 - George Segal, American painter and sculptor (d. 2000)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Eugene Istomin, American pianist (d. 2003)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Gregorio Conrado Álvarez, Uruguayan dictator (d. 2016)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Rabi Ray, Indian activist and politician, 10th Speaker of the Lok Sabha (d. 2017)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian television host (d. 2001)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Nishida Tatsuo, Japanese linguist and academic (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2015)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Betta St. John, American actress, singer and dancer

Births91 years ago

1930 - Berthold Leibinger, German engineer and philanthropist, founded Berthold Leibinger Stiftung (d. 2018)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentinian painter, sculptor, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate

Births89 years ago

1931 - Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Dutch cardinal

Births89 years ago

1933 - Robert Goulet, American-Canadian singer and actor (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Richard Holloway, Scottish bishop and radio host

Births87 years ago

1933 - Stanley Long, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Jamshid Mashayekhi, Iranian actor (d. 2019)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Tony Verna, American director and producer, invented instant replay (d. 2015)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Cengiz Bektaş, Turkish architect, engineer, and journalist

Births86 years ago

1934 - Jerry Jameson, American director and producer

Births86 years ago

1935 - Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (d. 2011)

Births85 years ago

1936 - Margaret Boden, English computer scientist and psychologist

Births84 years ago

1937 - Bob Babbitt, American bass player (d. 2012)

Births83 years ago

1937 - John Moore, Baron Moore of Lower Marsh, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 2019)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Boris Yegorov, Russian physician and astronaut (d. 1994)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Porter Goss, American soldier and politician, 19th Director of the CIA

Births82 years ago

1938 - Rodney Jory, Australian physicist and academic

Births82 years ago

1938 - Rich Little, Canadian-American comedian, actor, and singer

Births82 years ago

1939 - Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysian civil servant and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Malaysia

Births81 years ago

1939 - Wayland Flowers, American actor and puppeteer (d. 1988)

Births81 years ago
Births81 years ago
Births81 years ago

1939 - Art Themen, English saxophonist and surgeon

Births81 years ago

1939 - Tina Turner, American-Swiss singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Births81 years ago

1940 - Enrico Bombieri, Italian mathematician and academic

Births80 years ago

1940 - Davey Graham, English guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Kotozakura Masakatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 53rd Yokozuna (d. 2007)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Quentin Skinner, English historian, author, and academic

Births80 years ago

1941 - Susanne Marsee, American soprano and educator

Births79 years ago

1942 - Maki Carrousel, Japanese actor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Olivia Cole, American actress (d. 2018)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Đặng Thùy Trâm, Vietnamese physician and author (d. 1970)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Paul Burnett, English radio host

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bruce Paltrow, American director and producer (d. 2002)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Marilynne Robinson, American novelist and essayist

Births77 years ago

1943 - Dale Sommers, American radio host (d. 2012)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jean Terrell, American singer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Joyce Quin, Baroness Quin, English academic and politician, Minister of State for Europe

Births76 years ago

1945 - Daniel Davis, American actor

Births75 years ago

1945 - John McVie, English-American bass player

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jim Mullen, Scottish guitarist

Births75 years ago

1945 - Michael Omartian, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer

Births75 years ago

1945 - Björn von Sydow, Swedish academic and politician, 27th Swedish Minister for Defence

Births75 years ago

1946 - Raymond Louis Kennedy, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 2014)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Art Shell, American football player and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - Itamar Singer, Romanian-Israeli historian and author (d. 2012)

Births74 years ago

1947 - Roger Wehrli, American football player

Births73 years ago

1948 - Elizabeth Blackburn, Australian-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births72 years ago

1948 - Claes Elfsberg, Swedish journalist

Births72 years ago

1948 - Marianne Muellerleile, American actress

Births72 years ago

1948 - Galina Prozumenshchikova, Ukrainian-Russian swimmer and journalist (d. 2015)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Peter Wheeler, English rugby player

Births72 years ago

1949 - Mari Alkatiri, East Timorese geographer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of East Timor

Births71 years ago

1949 - Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Martin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births71 years ago

1949 - Vincent A. Mahler, American political scientist and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 - Ivan Patzaichin, Romanian canoe world and oliympic champion

Births71 years ago

1951 - Ilona Staller, Hungarian-Italian porn actress, singer, and politician

Births69 years ago

1951 - Sulejman Tihić, Bosnian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2014)

Births69 years ago

1952 - Elsa Salazar Cade, Mexican-American science teacher and entomologist

Births68 years ago

1952 - Julien Temple, English director, producer, and screenwriter

Births68 years ago

1952 - Wendy Turnbull, Australian tennis player

Births68 years ago
Births67 years ago

1953 - Shelley Moore Capito, American politician

Births67 years ago

1953 - Harry Carson, American football player and sportscaster

Births67 years ago

1953 - Jacki MacDonald, Australian television host and actress

Births67 years ago

1953 - Desiré Wilson, South African race car driver

Births67 years ago

1954 - Roz Chast, American cartoonist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (d. 2009)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Gisela Stuart, German-English academic and politician

Births65 years ago

1956 - Dale Jarrett, American race car driver and sportscaster

Births64 years ago

1956 - Don Lake, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Keith Vaz, Indian-English lawyer and politician, Minister of State for Europe

Births64 years ago

1957 - Félix González-Torres, Cuban-American sculptor (d. 1996)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Michael Skinner, English rugby player

Births62 years ago

1959 - Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, American author and academic

Births61 years ago

1959 - Jerry Schemmel, American sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1960 - Chuck Eddy, American journalist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Harold Reynolds, American baseball player and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1961 - Karan Bilimoria, Baron Bilimoria, Indian-English businessman, co-founded Cobra Beer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Tom Carroll, Australian surfer

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ivory, American wrestler and trainer

Births59 years ago

1962 - Fernando Bandeirinha, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chuck Finley, American baseball player

Births58 years ago

1963 - Mario Elie, American basketball player and coach

Births57 years ago

1963 - Matt Frei, German-English journalist and author

Births57 years ago

1963 - Joe Lydon, English rugby player and coach

Births57 years ago

1964 - Vreni Schneider, Swiss skier

Births56 years ago

1965 - Scott Adsit, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1965 - Dougray Scott, Scottish actor and producer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Des Walker, English footballer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Garcelle Beauvais, Haitian-American actress and singer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Fahed Dermech, Tunisian footballer

Births54 years ago

1967 - Ridley Jacobs, Antiguan cricketer

Births53 years ago

1968 - Edna Campbell, American basketball player, sportscaster, and nurse

Births52 years ago

1968 - Haluk Levent, Turkish singer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Shawn Kemp, American basketball player

Births51 years ago

1969 - Kara Walker, American painter and illustrator

Births51 years ago

1970 - John Amaechi, American-English basketball player and sportscaster

Births50 years ago

1970 - Dave Hughes, Australian comedian and radio host

Births50 years ago

1971 - Vicki Pettersson, American author

Births49 years ago

1971 - Winky Wright, American boxer and actor

Births49 years ago

1972 - Chris Osgood, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1972 - Arjun Rampal, Indian actor and producer

Births48 years ago

1973 - Peter Facinelli, American actor, director, and producer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Line Horntveth, Norwegian tuba player, composer, and producer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Roman Šebrle, Czech decathlete and high jumper

Births46 years ago

1975 - DJ Khaled, American rapper and producer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Patrice Lauzon, Canadian figure skater

Births45 years ago

1976 - Andreas Augustsson, Swedish footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Maven Huffman, American wrestler

Births44 years ago

1976 - Brian Schneider, American baseball player and manager

Births44 years ago

1977 - Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist

Births43 years ago

1977 - Paris Lenon, American football player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Campbell Walsh, Scottish canoe racer

Births43 years ago

1978 - Jun Fukuyama, Japanese voice actor and singer

Births42 years ago

1980 - Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jackie Trail, American tennis player

Births40 years ago

1981 - Stephan Andersen, Danish footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Natasha Bedingfield, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Natalie Gauci, Australian singer and pianist

Births39 years ago

1981 - Gina Kingsbury, Canadian ice hockey player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Jon Ryan, Canadian football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Keith Ballard, American ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Chris Hughes, American publisher and businessman, co-founded Facebook

Births37 years ago

1983 - Emiri Katō, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)

Births36 years ago

1985 - Matt Carpenter, American baseball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter

Births34 years ago

1986 - Bauke Mollema, Dutch cyclist

Births34 years ago

1986 - Alberto Sgarbi, Italian rugby player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Georgios Tzavellas, Greek footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Blake Harnage, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births32 years ago

1988 - Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese model and actress

Births32 years ago

1989 - Junior Stanislas, English footballer

Births31 years ago

1989 - Angeline Quinto, Filipina singer and actress

Births31 years ago

1990 - Avery Bradley, American basketball player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Chip, English rapper

Births30 years ago

1990 - Rita Ora, Kosovan-English singer-songwriter and actress

Births30 years ago

1990 - Danny Welbeck, English footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Manolo Gabbiadini, Italian footballer

Births29 years ago

Deaths

399 - Siricius, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 334)

Deaths

946 - Li Congyan, Chinese general (b. 898)

Deaths

975 - Conrad of Constance, German bishop and saint (b.c. 900)

Deaths

1014 - Swanehilde of Saxony, margravine of Meissen

Deaths1006 years ago

1236 - Al-Aziz Muhammad ibn Ghazi, Ayyubid emir of Aleppo (b. 1216)

Deaths784 years ago

1267 - Sylvester Gozzolini, Italian founder of the Sylvestrines (b. 1177)

Deaths753 years ago

1504 - Isabella I, queen of Castile and León (b. 1451)

Deaths516 years ago

1621 - Ralph Agas, English surveyor and cartographer (b. 1540)

Deaths399 years ago

1639 - John Spottiswoode, Scottish archbishop and theologian (b. 1565)

Deaths381 years ago

1651 - Henry Ireton, English-Irish general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1611)

Deaths369 years ago

1661 - Luis Méndez de Haro, Spanish general and politician (b. 1598)

Deaths359 years ago

1688 - Philippe Quinault, French playwright and composer (b. 1635)

Deaths332 years ago

1689 - Marquard Gude, German archaeologist and scholar (b. 1635)

Deaths331 years ago

1717 - Daniel Purcell, English organist and composer (b. 1664)

Deaths303 years ago

1719 - John Hudson, English librarian and scholar (b. 1662)

Deaths301 years ago

1780 - James Steuart, Scottish economist and educator (b. 1712)

Deaths240 years ago

1829 - Thomas Buck Reed, American lawyer and politician (b. 1787)

Deaths191 years ago

1836 - John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer (b. 1756)

Deaths184 years ago

1851 - Jean-de-Dieu Soult, French general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of France (b. 1769)

Deaths169 years ago

1855 - Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1798)

Deaths165 years ago

1857 - Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet and author (b. 1788)

Deaths163 years ago

1860 - Benjamin Greene, English brewer, founded Greene King (b. 1780)

Deaths160 years ago

1872 - Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (b. 1788)

Deaths148 years ago

1882 - Otto Theodor von Manteuffel, Prussian lawyer and politician, Minister President of Prussia (b. 1805)

Deaths138 years ago

1883 - Sojourner Truth, American activist (b. 1797)

Deaths137 years ago

1885 - Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (b. 1813)

Deaths135 years ago

1892 - Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal and academic (b. 1825)

Deaths128 years ago

1895 - George Edward Dobson, Irish zoologist, photographer, and surgeon (b. 1848)

Deaths125 years ago

1896 - Coventry Patmore, English poet and critic (b. 1823)

Deaths124 years ago
Deaths108 years ago

1919 - Felipe Ángeles, Mexican general (b. 1868)

Deaths101 years ago

1926 - John Browning, American weapons designer, founded the Browning Arms Company (b. 1855)

Deaths94 years ago

1928 - Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (b. 1863)

Deaths92 years ago

1929 - John Cockburn, Scottish-Australian politician, 18th Premier of South Australia (d. 1929)

Deaths91 years ago

1934 - Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and politician (b. 1866)

Deaths86 years ago

1936 - Şükrü Naili Gökberk, Turkish general (b. 1876)

Deaths84 years ago

1938 - Flora Call Disney, American mother of Walt Disney (b. 1868)

Deaths82 years ago

1941 - Ernest Lapointe, Canadian lawyer and politician, 18th Canadian Minister of Justice (b. 1876)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Edward O'Hare, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1914)

Deaths77 years ago

1943 - Helen Maud Merrill, American litterateur and poet (b. 1865)

Deaths77 years ago

1950 - Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German writer (b. 1867)

Deaths70 years ago

1952 - Sven Hedin, Swedish geographer and explorer (b. 1865)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Bill Doak, American baseball player and coach (b. 1891)

Deaths66 years ago

1956 - Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, trumpet player, and composer (b. 1905)

Deaths64 years ago

1959 - Albert Ketèlbey, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1875)

Deaths61 years ago

1962 - Albert Sarraut, French lawyer and politician, 106th Prime Minister of France (b. 1872)

Deaths58 years ago

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

Deaths57 years ago

1971 - Giacomo Alberione, Italian priest and publisher (b. 1884)

Deaths49 years ago

1973 - John Rostill, English bass player and songwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths47 years ago

1974 - Cyril Connolly, English author and critic (b. 1903)

Deaths46 years ago

1977 - Yoshibayama Junnosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 43rd Yokozuna (b. 1920)

Deaths43 years ago

1978 - Ford Beebe, American director and screenwriter (b. 1888)

Deaths42 years ago

1978 - Frank Rosolino, American trombonist (b. 1926)

Deaths42 years ago

1981 - Pete DePaolo, American race car driver (b. 1898)

Deaths39 years ago

1981 - Max Euwe, Dutch chess player, mathematician, and author (b. 1901)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Juhan Aavik, Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1884)

Deaths38 years ago

1985 - Vivien Thomas, American surgeon and academic (b. 1910)

Deaths35 years ago

1986 - Betico Croes, Aruban activist and politician (b. 1938)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Thomas George Lanphier, Jr., American colonel and pilot (b. 1915)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - J. P. Guilford, American psychologist and academic (b. 1897)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Peter Hujar, American photographer (b. 1934)

Deaths33 years ago

1989 - Ahmed Abdallah, Comorian politician, President of Comoros (b. 1919)

Deaths31 years ago

1991 - Ed Heinemann, American engineer (b. 1908)

Deaths29 years ago

1991 - Bob Johnson, American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1931)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1914)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - David Bache, English car designer (b. 1925)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Arturo Rivera y Damas, Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1923)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Michael Bentine, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1922)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Paul Rand, American art director and graphic designer (b. 1914)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Marguerite Henry, American author (b. 1902)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Jonathan Kwitny, American journalist and author (b. 1941)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish author, poet, and painter (b. 1943)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Polo Montañez, Cuban singer-songwriter (b. 1955)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Verne Winchell, American businessman, founded Winchell's Donuts (b. 1915)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Stefan Wul, French surgeon and author (b. 1922)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Philippe de Broca, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - C. Walter Hodges, English author and illustrator (b. 1909)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Takanori Arisawa, Japanese composer and conductor (b. 1951)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Stan Berenstain, American author and illustrator, co-created the Berenstain Bears (b. 1923)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Mark Craney, American drummer (b. 1952)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos, Portuguese painter and poet (b. 1923)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Dave Cockrum, American author and illustrator (b. 1943)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (b. 1975)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host and producer (b. 1933)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Silvestre S. Herrera, Mexican-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1917)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Mel Tolkin, Russian-Canadian screenwriter and producer (b. 1913)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Herb McKenley, Jamaican sprinter (b. 1922)

Deaths13 years ago

2010 - Leroy Drumm, American songwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Manon Cleary, American painter and academic (b. 1942)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Celso Advento Castillo, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1943)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Peter Marsh, Australian table tennis player (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Joseph Murray, American surgeon and soldier, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - M. C. Nambudiripad, Indian author and translator (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Arik Einstein, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1939)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jane Kean, American actress and singer (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Saul Leiter, American photographer and painter (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tony Musante, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1936)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Mary Hinkson, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1925)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Gilles Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist and author (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Amir Aczel, Israeli-American mathematician, historian, and academic (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Guy Lewis, American basketball player and coach (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Fritz Weaver, American actor (b. 1926)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Stephen Hillenburg, American animator, voice actor, and marine science educator (b. 1961)

Deaths2 years ago

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