Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Barbados from the United Kingdom in 1966

Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of South Yemen from the United Kingdom in 1967

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

977 - Emperor Otto II lifts the siege at Paris and withdraws. His rearguard is defeated while crossing the Aisne River by Frankish forces under King Lothair III.

Events

1707 - The second Siege of Pensacola comes to end with the failure of the British to capture Pensacola, Florida.

Events313 years ago
Events302 years ago

1782 - American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris: In Paris, representatives from the United States and Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris).

Events238 years ago

1786 - The Grand Duchy of Tuscany, under Pietro Leopoldo I, becomes the first modern state to abolish the death penalty (later commemorated as Cities for Life Day).

Events234 years ago

1803 - The Balmis Expedition starts in Spain with the aim of vaccinating millions against smallpox in Spanish America and Philippines.

Events217 years ago

1803 - In New Orleans, Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to a French representative. Just 20 days later, France transfers the same land to the United States as the Louisiana Purchase.

Events217 years ago

1829 - First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, five years to the day from the ground breaking.

Events191 years ago

1853 - Crimean War: Battle of Sinop: The Imperial Russian Navy under Pavel Nakhimov destroys the Ottoman fleet under Osman Pasha at Sinop, a sea port in northern Turkey.

Events167 years ago

1864 - American Civil War: The Confederate Army of Tennessee suffers heavy losses in an attack on the Union Army of the Ohio in the Battle of Franklin.

Events156 years ago

1868 - A statue of King Charles XII of Sweden is inaugurated in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården.

Events152 years ago
Events148 years ago

1886 - The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.

Events134 years ago
Events104 years ago

1934 - The LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman becomes the first steam locomotive to be authenticated as reaching 100 mph.

Events86 years ago

1936 - In London, the Crystal Palace is destroyed by fire.

Events84 years ago

1939 - Winter War: Soviet forces cross the Finnish border in several places and bomb Helsinki and several other Finnish cities, starting the war.

Events81 years ago

1942 - World War II: Battle of Tassafaronga; A smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizō Tanaka defeats a U.S. cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright.

Events78 years ago

1947 - Civil War in Mandatory Palestine begins, leading up to the creation of the state of Israel.

Events73 years ago

1953 - Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.

Events67 years ago

1954 - In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap; this is the only documented case in the Western Hemisphere of a human being hit by a rock from space.

Events66 years ago

1966 - Barbados becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

Events54 years ago

1967 - South Yemen becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

Events53 years ago

1967 - The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who becomes its first chairman.

Events53 years ago

1967 - Pro-Soviet communists in the Philippines establish Malayang Pagkakaisa ng Kabataan Pilipino as its new youth wing.

Events53 years ago

1971 - Iran seizes the Greater and Lesser Tunbs from the Emirates of Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.

Events49 years ago

1972 - Vietnam War: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells the press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam because troop levels are now down to 27,000.

Events48 years ago

1979 - Pink Floyd's rock opera, The Wall is released.

Events41 years ago

1981 - Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe. (The meetings end inconclusively on December 17.)

Events39 years ago

1982 - Michael Jackson's sixth solo studio album, Thriller, is released worldwide, ultimately to become the best-selling record album in history.

Events38 years ago

1994 - MS Achille Lauro catches fire off the coast of Somalia.

Events26 years ago

1995 - Official end of Operation Desert Storm.

Events25 years ago

1995 - U.S. President Bill Clinton visits Northern Ireland and speaks in favour of the "Northern Ireland peace process" to a huge rally at Belfast City Hall; he calls terrorists "yesterday's men".

Events25 years ago

1999 - Exxon and Mobil sign a US$73.7 billion agreement to merge, thus creating ExxonMobil, the world's largest company.

Events21 years ago

1999 - In Seattle, United States, demonstrations against a World Trade Organization meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.

Events21 years ago

1999 - British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.

Events21 years ago

2000 - NASA launches STS-97, the 101st Space Shuttle mission.

Events20 years ago

2001 - Gary Ridgway is apprehended and charged with four murders as the Green River Killer.

Events19 years ago

2005 - John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.

Events15 years ago

2012 - An Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane belonging to Aéro-Service, crashes into houses near Maya-Maya Airport during a thunderstorm, killing at least 32 people.

Events8 years ago

2018 - A magnitude 7.0 earthquake with its epicenter only 15 miles from Anchorage, Alaska causes significant property damage but no deaths.

Events2 years ago

Births

539 - Gregory of Tours, French bishop and saint (probable; d. 594)

Births
Births710 years ago
Births680 years ago

1364 - John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, Scottish soldier (d. 1390)

Births656 years ago

1426 - Johann IV Roth, Roman Catholic bishop (d. 1506)

Births594 years ago

1427 - Casimir IV Jagiellon, King of Poland (d. 1492)

Births593 years ago

1459 - Mingyi Nyo, founder of Toungoo dynasty of Burma (d. 1530)

Births561 years ago

1466 - Andrea Doria, Italian admiral (d. 1560)

Births554 years ago

1485 - Veronica Gambara, Italian poet and stateswoman (d. 1550)

Births535 years ago

1498 - Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish captain and explorer (d. 1568)

Births522 years ago

1508 - Andrea Palladio, Italian architect and theoretician, designed the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Teatro Olimpico (d. 1580)

Births512 years ago

1549 - Sir Henry Savile, English educator (d. 1622)

Births471 years ago

1554 - Philip Sidney, English soldier, courtier, and poet (d. 1586)

Births466 years ago

1573 - Aubert Miraeus, Belgian historian (d. 1640)

Births447 years ago

1594 - John Cosin, English bishop and academic (d. 1672)

Births426 years ago

1599 - Andrea Sacchi, Italian painter (d. 1661)

Births421 years ago
Births406 years ago

1625 - Jean Domat, French scholar and jurist (d. 1696)

Births395 years ago

1637 - Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian and author (d. 1698)

Births383 years ago

1642 - Andrea Pozzo, Jesuit Brother, architect and painter (d. 1709)

Births378 years ago

1645 - Andreas Werckmeister, German organist, composer, and theorist (d. 1706)

Births375 years ago

1667 - Jonathan Swift, Irish satirist and essayist (d. 1745)

Births353 years ago

1670 - John Toland, Irish philosopher and author (d. 1722)

Births350 years ago

1683 - Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (d. 1744)

Births337 years ago

1699 - King Christian VI of Denmark (d. 1746)

Births321 years ago
Births301 years ago

1723 - William Livingston, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)

Births297 years ago

1748 - Joachim Albertini, Italian-Polish composer (d. 1838)

Births272 years ago

1756 - Ernst Chladni, German physicist and author (d. 1827)

Births264 years ago

1764 - Franz Xaver Gerl, Austrian singer and composer (d. 1827)

Births256 years ago

1768 - Jędrzej Śniadecki, Polish physician, chemist, and biologist (d. 1838)

Births252 years ago

1781 - Alexander Berry, Scottish surgeon, merchant, and explorer (d. 1873)

Births239 years ago

1791 - Count Franz Philipp von Lamberg, Austrian field marshal and politician (d. 1848)

Births229 years ago

1796 - Carl Loewe, German singer, composer, and conductor (d. 1869)

Births224 years ago

1810 - Oliver Winchester, American businessman and politician, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (d. 1880)

Births210 years ago

1813 - Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet and author (d. 1890)

Births207 years ago

1813 - Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer (d. 1888)

Births207 years ago

1817 - Theodor Mommsen, German jurist, historian, and scholar, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1903)

Births203 years ago

1821 - Frederick Temple, English archbishop and academic (d. 1902)

Births199 years ago

1825 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau, French painter and educator (d. 1905)

Births195 years ago

1832 - James Robert Dickson, English-Australian politician, 13th Premier of Queensland (d. 1901)

Births188 years ago

1835 - Mark Twain, American novelist, humorist, and critic (d. 1910)

Births185 years ago

1836 - Lord Frederick Cavendish, Anglo-Irish soldier and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (d. 1882)

Births184 years ago

1840 - Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founded Birks & Mayors (d. 1928)

Births180 years ago

1847 - Afonso Pena, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 6th President of Brazil (d. 1909)

Births173 years ago

1857 - Bobby Abel, English cricketer (d. 1936)

Births163 years ago

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

Births162 years ago

1863 - Andrés Bonifacio, Filipino activist and politician, co-founded Katipunan (d. 1897)

Births157 years ago

1866 - Andrey Lyapchev, Bulgarian politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (d. 1933)

Births154 years ago

1869 - Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)

Births151 years ago

1869 - James Hamilton, 3rd Duke of Abercorn, English lawyer and politician, Governor of Northern Ireland (d. 1953)

Births151 years ago

1872 - John McCrae, Canadian physician, soldier, and poet (d. 1918)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Božena Benešová, Czech author and poet (d. 1936)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

Births146 years ago

1874 - Lucy Maud Montgomery, English-Canadian author and poet (d. 1942)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Myron Grimshaw, American baseball player (d. 1936)

Births145 years ago

1875 - Otto Strandman, Estonian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1941)

Births145 years ago

1883 - Gustav Suits, Estonian-Swedish poet and politician (d. 1956)

Births137 years ago

1887 - Andrej Gosar, Slovenian economist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1970)

Births133 years ago

1887 - Beatrice Kerr, Australian swimmer and diver (d. 1971)

Births133 years ago

1888 - Harry Altham, English cricketer and coach (d. 1965)

Births132 years ago

1889 - Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1977)

Births131 years ago

1889 - Reuvein Margolies, Ukrainian-Israeli author and scholar (d. 1971)

Births131 years ago

1898 - Firpo Marberry, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)

Births122 years ago

1904 - Clyfford Still, American painter and educator (d. 1980)

Births116 years ago

1906 - John Dickson Carr, American author and playwright (d. 1977)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Andrés Henestrosa, Mexican poet, linguist, and politician (d. 2008)

Births114 years ago

1907 - Jacques Barzun, French-American historian and author (d. 2012)

Births113 years ago

1909 - Robert Nighthawk, American singer and guitarist (d. 1967)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Carle Hessay, German-Canadian painter (d. 1978)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (d. 1953)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Jaan Hargel, Estonian flute player, conductor, and educator (d. 1966)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Gordon Parks, American photographer and director (d. 2006)

Births108 years ago

1915 - Brownie McGhee, American folk-blues singer and guitarist (d. 1996)

Births105 years ago

1915 - Henry Taube, Canadian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Dena Epstein, American musicologist and author (d. 2013)

Births104 years ago

1918 - Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor (d. 2014)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Jane C. Wright, American oncologist and cancer researcher (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Virginia Mayo, American actress (d. 2005)

Births100 years ago

1924 - Elliott Blackstone, American police officer and activist (d. 2006)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Shirley Chisholm, American activist, educator and politician (d. 2005)

Births96 years ago

1924 - Allan Sherman, American actor, comedian, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Maryon Pittman Allen, American journalist and politician (d. 2018)

Births95 years ago

1925 - William H. Gates, Sr., American lawyer and philanthropist

Births95 years ago

1926 - Teresa Gisbert Carbonell, Bolivian architect and art historian (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Richard Crenna, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2003)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Robert Guillaume, American actor and singer (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Takako Doi, Japanese scholar and politician 68th Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Joe B. Hall, American basketball player and coach

Births92 years ago

1928 - Steele Hall, Australian politician, 36th Premier of South Australia

Births92 years ago

1928 - Andres Narvasa, Filipino lawyer and jurist, 19th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Dick Clark, American television host and producer, founded Dick Clark Productions (d. 2012)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Joan Ganz Cooney, American screenwriter and producer, co-created Sesame Street

Births91 years ago

1930 - G. Gordon Liddy, American lawyer, radio host, television actor and criminal

Births90 years ago

1931 - Vivian Lynn, New Zealand artist (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Bill Walsh, American football player and coach (d. 2007)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Margot Zemach, American author and illustrator (d. 1989)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Bob Moore, American bassist and bandleader

Births88 years ago

1932 - Cho Nam-chul, South Korean Go player (d. 2006)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Norman Deeley, English footballer and manager (d. 2007)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Sam Gilliam, American painter and educator

Births87 years ago

1934 - Marcel Prud'homme, Canadian politician (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1936 - Dmitri Anosov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Abbie Hoffman, American activist and author, co-founded the Youth International Party (d. 1989)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Jimmy Bowen, American record producer, songwriter, and pop singer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Praveen Chaudhari, Indian-American physicist and academic (d. 2010)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Frank Ifield, English-Australian singer and guitarist

Births83 years ago

1937 - Luther Ingram, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Ridley Scott, English director, producer, and production designer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Tom Simpson, English cyclist (d. 1967)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese-American physician and author

Births83 years ago

1938 - Jean Eustache, French director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)

Births82 years ago

1938 - John M. Goldman, English haematologist and oncologist (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

1940 - Kevin Phillips, American journalist and author

Births80 years ago

1940 - Dan Tieman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)

Births80 years ago
Births79 years ago

1943 - Norma Alarcón, American author and professor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Terrence Malick, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1943 - Sokratis Kosmidis, Greek lawyer and politician

Births77 years ago

1944 - George Graham, Scottish footballer and manager

Births76 years ago
Births75 years ago

1945 - Roger Glover, Welsh bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births75 years ago

1945 - John R. Powers, American author and playwright (d. 2013)

Births75 years ago

1946 - George Duffield, English jockey and trainer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean-Swedish poet and translator

Births73 years ago

1947 - David Mamet, American playwright, screenwriter, and director

Births73 years ago

1949 - Jimmy London, Jamaican singer-songwriter

Births71 years ago

1950 - Patricia Ann Tracey, American Naval Vice Admiral

Births70 years ago

1950 - Paul Westphal, American basketball player and coach

Births70 years ago

1951 - Daniel Petrie, Jr., American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births69 years ago

1952 - Semyon Bychkov, Russian-American conductor

Births68 years ago

1952 - Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Shuggie Otis, American singer-songwriter and musician

Births67 years ago

1953 - June Pointer, American singer and actress (d. 2006)

Births67 years ago

1953 - David Sancious, American rock and jazz keyboard player and guitarist

Births67 years ago

1954 - Wayne Bartholomew, Australian surfer

Births66 years ago

1954 - Lawrence Summers, American economist and academic

Births66 years ago

1955 - Michael Beschloss, American historian and author

Births65 years ago

1955 - Richard Burr, American businessman, academic, and politician

Births65 years ago

1955 - Kevin Conroy, American actor

Births65 years ago

1955 - Andy Gray, Scottish footballer and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1955 - Billy Idol, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Births65 years ago

1957 - John Ashton, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Richard Barbieri, English keyboard player and songwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Joël Champetier, Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Patrick McLoughlin, English miner and politician, Secretary of State for Transport

Births63 years ago

1957 - Colin Mochrie, Scottish-Canadian comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Margaret Spellings, American educator and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Education

Births63 years ago

1958 - Stacey Q, American pop singer-songwriter, dancer and actress

Births62 years ago

1959 - Cherie Currie, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress

Births61 years ago

1959 - George Faber, British television producer

Births61 years ago

1959 - Lorraine Kelly, Scottish journalist and actress

Births61 years ago

1959 - Hugo Swire, English soldier and politician, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

Births61 years ago

1960 - Bill Halter, American scholar, activist, and politician, 14th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas

Births60 years ago

1960 - Gary Lineker, English footballer and sportscaster

Births60 years ago

1960 - Michael O'Connor, Australian rugby player

Births60 years ago

1960 - Bob Tewksbury, American baseball player and coach

Births60 years ago

1961 - Innocent Egbunike, Nigerian sprinter and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Ian Morris, Trinidadian footballer and sprinter

Births59 years ago

1962 - Jimmy Del Ray, American wrestler and manager (d. 2014)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Bo Jackson, American football and baseball player

Births58 years ago

1962 - Daniel Keys Moran, American computer programmer and author

Births58 years ago

1964 - Jushin Thunder Liger, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Aldair, Brazilian footballer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Fumihito, Prince Akishino, Japanese royal (younger brother of Emperor Naruhito and first in line to the Chrysanthemum throne)

Births55 years ago

1965 - Lee Klein, American writer

Births55 years ago

1965 - David Laws, English banker and politician, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Births55 years ago

1965 - Ben Stiller, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Nigel Adams, English businessman and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - David Berkoff, American swimmer

Births54 years ago

1966 - David Nicholls, English author and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Mika Salo, Finnish racing driver

Births54 years ago

1966 - John Bishop, English comedian presenter and actor

Births54 years ago

1967 - Joseph Corré, English fashion designer and businessman, co-founded Agent Provocateur

Births53 years ago

1967 - Rajiv Dixit, Indian author and activist (d. 2010)

Births53 years ago

1967 - Richard Harry, Australian rugby player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Des'ree, English R&B singer-songwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Laurent Jalabert, French cyclist and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Marc Forster, German-Swiss director, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Marc Goossens, Belgian racing driver

Births51 years ago

1969 - Chris Weitz, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births51 years ago

1970 - Phil Babb, English footballer and manager

Births50 years ago

1970 - Walter Emanuel Jones, American actor and dancer

Births50 years ago

1971 - Ray Durham, American baseball player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Dan Jarvis, English soldier and politician

Births48 years ago

1972 - Stanislav Kitto, Estonian footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Abel Xavier, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births48 years ago

1973 - Christian Cage, Canadian wrestler, actor, and podcaster

Births47 years ago

1975 - Mindy McCready, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Ben Thatcher, English footballer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Marta Burgay, Italian astronomer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Marco Castro, Peruvian-American director and cinematographer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Josh Lewsey, English rugby player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Paul Nuttall, British politician

Births44 years ago

1977 - Richard Elias Anderson, Canadian basketball player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Steve Aoki, American DJ and producer, founded Dim Mak Records

Births43 years ago

1977 - Iván Guerrero, Honduran footballer and manager

Births43 years ago

1977 - Kazumi Saito, Japanese baseball player and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer and coach

Births43 years ago

1978 - Clay Aiken, American singer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Benjamin Lense, German footballer

Births42 years ago

1979 - Chris Atkinson, Australian racing driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Andrés Nocioni, Argentinian basketball player

Births41 years ago

1980 - Cem Adrian, Turkish singer-songwriter, producer, and director

Births40 years ago

1980 - Jamie Ashdown, English footballer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Rich Harden, Canadian baseball player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress

Births38 years ago

1982 - Tony Giarratano, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Jason Pominville, Canadian ice hockey player

Births38 years ago

1983 - Adrian Cristea, Romanian footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Vladislav Polyakov, Kazakhstani swimmer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Nigel de Jong, Dutch footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Alan Hutton, Scottish footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Olga Rypakova, Kazakhstani triple jumper

Births36 years ago

1984 - Francisco Sandaza, Spanish footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Kaley Cuoco, American actress

Births35 years ago

1985 - Hikari Mitsushima, Japanese actress and singer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Chrissy Teigen, American model

Births35 years ago

1986 - Jordan Farmar, American basketball player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Naomi Knight, American wrestler, model, and dancer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Dougie Poynter, English singer-songwriter and bass player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer (d. 2014)

Births32 years ago

1988 - Vitaliy Polyanskyi, Ukrainian footballer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Tomi Saarelma, Finnish footballer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Vladimír Weiss, Slovak footballer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess player

Births30 years ago

1990 - Antoine N'Gossan, Ivorian footballer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Agnatius Paasi, Tongan rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1993 - Yuri Chinen, Japanese idol, singer, dancer and model

Births27 years ago

1994 - Sofia Araújo, Portuguese tennis player

Births26 years ago

Deaths

912 - Otto I, Duke of Saxony (b. c. 851)

Deaths

1016 - Edmund Ironside, English king (b. 993)

Deaths1004 years ago
Deaths816 years ago

1276 - Kanezawa Sanetoki, Japanese member of the Hōjō clan (b. 1224)

Deaths744 years ago
Deaths737 years ago

1378 - Andrew Stratford, English verderer and landowner

Deaths642 years ago

1525 - Guillaume Crétin, French poet (b. c. 1460)

Deaths495 years ago

1526 - Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Italian captain (b. 1498)

Deaths494 years ago

1580 - Richard Farrant, English playwright and composer (b. 1530)

Deaths440 years ago

1600 - Nanda Bayin, Burmese king (b. 1535)

Deaths420 years ago

1603 - William Gilbert, English scientist (b. 1544)

Deaths417 years ago

1623 - Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer (b. 1576)

Deaths397 years ago

1647 - Bonaventura Cavalieri, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1598)

Deaths373 years ago

1647 - Giovanni Lanfranco, Italian painter (b. 1582)

Deaths373 years ago

1654 - John Selden, English jurist and scholar (b. 1584)

Deaths366 years ago
Deaths345 years ago

1703 - Nicolas de Grigny, French organist and composer (b. 1672)

Deaths317 years ago
Deaths302 years ago

1761 - John Dollond, English optician and astronomer (b. 1706)

Deaths259 years ago

1765 - George Glas, Scottish merchant and explorer (b. 1725)

Deaths255 years ago

1863 - Kamehameha IV, Hawaiian King (b. 1834)

Deaths157 years ago

1864 - Patrick Cleburne, Irish-American general (b. 1828)

Deaths156 years ago

1873 - Alexander Berry, Scottish-Welsh surgeon, merchant, and explorer (b. 1781)

Deaths147 years ago

1892 - Dimitrios Valvis, Greek judge and politician, 69th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1814)

Deaths128 years ago

1900 - Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, novelist, and poet (b. 1854)

Deaths120 years ago

1901 - Edward John Eyre, English explorer and politician, Governor of Jamaica (b. 1815)

Deaths119 years ago

1907 - Ludwig Levy, German architect (b. 1854)

Deaths113 years ago

1908 - Nishinoumi Kajirō I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 16th Yokozuna (b. 1855)

Deaths112 years ago

1920 - Vladimir May-Mayevsky, Russian general (b. 1867)

Deaths100 years ago

1923 - John Maclean, Scottish educator and activist (b. 1879)

Deaths97 years ago

1930 - Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 3rd Solicitor General of Sri Lanka (b. 1851)

Deaths90 years ago

1930 - Mary Harris Jones, American Labor organizer (b. 1837)

Deaths90 years ago

1931 - Henry Walters, American art collector and philanthropist (b. 1848)

Deaths89 years ago

1933 - Arthur Currie, Canadian general (b. 1875)

Deaths87 years ago

1934 - Hélène Boucher, French pilot (b. 1908)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet, philosopher, and critic (b. 1888)

Deaths85 years ago

1942 - Anthony M. Rud, American journalist and author (b. 1893)

Deaths78 years ago

1943 - Etty Hillesum, Dutch author (b. 1914)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Paul Masson, French cyclist (b. 1876)

Deaths76 years ago

1949 - Frank Cooper, Australian politician, 25th Premier of Queensland (b. 1872)

Deaths71 years ago

1953 - Francis Picabia, French painter and poet (b. 1879)

Deaths67 years ago

1954 - Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer (b. 1886)

Deaths66 years ago

1955 - Josip Štolcer-Slavenski, Croatian composer and educator (b. 1896)

Deaths65 years ago

1958 - Hubert Wilkins, Australian pilot, ornithologist, geographer, and explorer (b. 1888)

Deaths62 years ago

1966 - Salah Suheimat, Jordanian lawyer and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths54 years ago

1967 - Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet and author (b. 1904)

Deaths53 years ago

1972 - Compton Mackenzie, English-Scottish actor, author, and academic (b. 1883)

Deaths48 years ago

1977 - Terence Rattigan, English playwright and screenwriter (b. 1911)

Deaths43 years ago

1979 - Laura Gilpin, American photographer (b.1891)

Deaths41 years ago

1979 - Zeppo Marx, American actor and comedian (b. 1901)

Deaths41 years ago

1987 - Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist and author (b. 1913)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Pannonica de Koenigswarter, English-American singer-songwriter (b. 1913)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Ahmadou Ahidjo, Cameroonian lawyer and politician, 1st President of Cameroon (b. 1924)

Deaths31 years ago

1989 - Alfred Herrhausen, German banker (b. 1930)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Fritz Eichenberg, German-American illustrator and arts educator (b. 1901)

Deaths30 years ago

1992 - Peter Blume, American painter and sculptor (b. 1906)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - David Houston, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Guy Debord, French theorist and author (b. 1931)

Deaths26 years ago

1994 - Lionel Stander, American actor (b. 1908)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Tiny Tim, American singer and ukulele player (b. 1932)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Kathy Acker, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1947)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Janet Lewis, American novelist and poet (b. 1899)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Margaret Walker, American author and poet (b. 1915)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Charlie Byrd, American guitarist (b. 1925)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Eloise Jarvis McGraw, American author (b. 1915)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Scott Smith, Canadian bass player (b. 1955)

Deaths20 years ago

2003 - Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Pierre Berton, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1920)

Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Seungsahn, South Korean spiritual leader, founded the Kwan Um School of Zen (b. 1927)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Jean Parker, American actress (b. 1915)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and songwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Rafael Buenaventura, Filipino banker (b. 1938)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Shirley Walker, American composer and conductor (b. 1945)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Engin Arık, Turkish physicist and academic (b. 1948)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Evel Knievel, American motorcycle rider and stuntman (b. 1938)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Munetaka Higuchi, Japanese drummer and producer (b. 1958)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Rajiv Dixit, Indian author and activist (b. 1967)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Rogelio Álvarez, Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - I. K. Gujral, Indian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of India (b. 1919)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Munir Malik, Pakistani cricketer (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Susil Moonesinghe, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 4th Chief Minister of Western Province (b. 1930)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Homer R. Warner, American cardiologist and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Mitchell Cole, English footballer (b. 1985)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Paul Crouch, American broadcaster, co-founded Trinity Broadcasting Network (b. 1934)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Jean Kent, English actress (b. 1921)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tabu Ley Rochereau, Congolese-Belgian singer-songwriter (b. 1937)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Doriano Romboni, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1968)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Paul Walker, American actor and producer (b. 1973)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Qayyum Chowdhury, Bangladeshi painter and academic (b. 1932)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jarbom Gamlin, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1961)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Martin Litton, American rafter and environmentalist (b. 1917)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Anthony Dryden Marshall, American CIA officer and diplomat (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Go Seigen, Chinese-Japanese Go player (b. 1914)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Kent Haruf, American novelist (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Pío Caro Baroja, Spanish director and screenwriter (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Minas Hatzisavvas, Greek actor and screenwriter (b. 1948)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Marcus Klingberg, Polish-Israeli physician and biologist (b. 1918)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Fatema Mernissi, Moroccan sociologist and author (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese author and illustrator (b. 1922)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Eldar Ryazanov, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Nigel Buxton, British travel writer and wine critic (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2017 - Jim Nabors, American actor and comedian (b. 1930)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Surin Pitsuwan, Thai politician and diplomat (b. 1949)

Deaths3 years ago

2017 - Alfie Curtis, British actor (b. 1930)

Deaths3 years ago

2018 - George H. W. Bush, American politician, 41st President of the United States (b. 1924)

Deaths2 years ago

2019 - Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor (b. 1943)

Deaths1 years ago

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