Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Farmer's Day can fall, while December 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Friday in December. (Ghana)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Good Neighborliness Day can fall, while December 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in December. (Turkmenistan)

Holidays and observances

Earliest day on which Sindhi Cultural Day can fall, while December 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in December. (Sindhi diaspora)

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

Self-governance Day or Fullveldisdagurinn (Iceland)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

World AIDS Day, and its related observances:Day Without Art

Holidays and observances

Events

800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican.

Events
Events600 years ago
Events443 years ago

1640 - End of the Iberian Union: Portugal acclaims as King João IV of Portugal, ending 59 years of personal union of the crowns of Portugal and Spain and the end of the rule of the Philippine Dynasty.

Events380 years ago

1768 - The former slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøya in Norway.

Events252 years ago
Events198 years ago

1824 - United States presidential election: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Events196 years ago

1828 - Argentine general Juan Lavalle makes a coup against governor Manuel Dorrego, beginning the Decembrist revolution.

Events192 years ago

1834 - Slavery is abolished in the Cape Colony in accordance with the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.

Events186 years ago

1862 - In his State of the Union Address President Abraham Lincoln reaffirms the necessity of ending slavery as ordered ten weeks earlier in the Emancipation Proclamation.

Events158 years ago

1865 - Shaw University, the first historically black university in the southern United States, is founded in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Events155 years ago

1913 - The Buenos Aires Metro, the first underground railway system in the Southern Hemisphere and in Latin America, begins operation.

Events107 years ago

1913 - Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.

Events107 years ago

1913 - Crete, having obtained self rule from Turkey after the First Balkan War, is annexed by Greece.

Events107 years ago

1918 - Transylvania unites with Romania, following the incorporation of Bessarabia (March 27) and Bukovina (November 28), thus concluding the Great Union.

Events102 years ago

1918 - Iceland becomes a sovereign state, yet remains a part of the Danish kingdom.

Events102 years ago

1918 - The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as the Kingdom of Yugoslavia) is proclaimed.

Events102 years ago

1919 - Lady Astor becomes the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. (She had been elected to that position on November 28.)

Events101 years ago

1924 - The National Hockey League's first United States-based franchise, the Boston Bruins, played their first game in league play at home, at the still-extant Boston Arena indoor hockey facility.

Events96 years ago

1934 - In the Soviet Union, Politburo member Sergey Kirov is assassinated. Stalin uses the incident as a pretext to initiate the Great Purge.

Events86 years ago

1941 - World War II: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gives the final approval to initiate war against the United States.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signs Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.

Events79 years ago

1952 - The New York Daily News reports the news of Christine Jorgensen, the first notable case of sex reassignment surgery.

Events68 years ago

1955 - American Civil Rights Movement: In Montgomery, Alabama, seamstress Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws, an incident which leads to that city's bus boycott.

Events65 years ago

1958 - The Central African Republic attains self-rule within the French Union.

Events62 years ago

1958 - The Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago kills 92 children and three nuns.

Events62 years ago

1959 - Cold War: Opening date for signature of the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent.

Events61 years ago

1960 - Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested (and later deported) from Hamburg, West Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.

Events60 years ago

1964 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his top-ranking advisers meet to discuss plans to bomb North Vietnam.

Events56 years ago

1969 - Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States is held since World War II.

Events51 years ago

1971 - Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.

Events49 years ago

1973 - Papua New Guinea gains self-governance from Australia.

Events47 years ago

1974 - TWA Flight 514, a Boeing 727, crashes northwest of Dulles International Airport, killing all 92 people on board.

Events46 years ago

1974 - Northwest Airlines Flight 6231, another Boeing 727, crashes northwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Events46 years ago

1977 - Pinwheel is launched, which is now Nickelodeon.

Events43 years ago

1980 - Ecatepec, State of Mexico, Mexico, becomes a city.

Events40 years ago

1981 - Inex-Adria Aviopromet Flight 1308, a McDonnell Douglas MD-80, crashes in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.

Events39 years ago

1984 - NASA conducts the Controlled Impact Demonstration, wherein an airliner is deliberately crashed in order to test technologies and gather data to help improve survivability of crashes.

Events36 years ago

1988 - World AIDS Day was proclaimed worldwide by the UN member states.

Events32 years ago

1989 - Philippine coup attempt: The right-wing military rebel Reform the Armed Forces Movement attempts to oust Philippine President Corazon Aquino in a failed bloody coup d'état.

Events31 years ago

1989 - Cold War: East Germany's parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the Communist Party the leading role in the state.

Events31 years ago

1990 - Channel Tunnel sections started from the United Kingdom and France meet 40 metres beneath the seabed.

Events30 years ago

1991 - Cold War: Ukrainian voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the Soviet Union.

Events29 years ago

1997 - In the Indian state of Bihar, Ranvir Sena attacked the CPI(ML) Party Unity stronghold Lakshmanpur-Bathe, killing 63 lower caste people.

Events23 years ago
Events23 years ago

2000Vicente Fox Quesada is inaugurated as the president of Mexico, marking the first peaceful transfer of executive federal power to an opposing political party following a free and democratic election in Mexico's history.

Events20 years ago

Births

624 - Hasan ibn Ali, the second Shia Imam (d. 670)

Births

1081 - Louis VI, French king (d. 1137)

Births939 years ago

1083 - Anna Komnene, Byzantine physician and scholar (d. 1153)

Births937 years ago

1415 - Jan Długosz, Polish historian (d. 1480)

Births605 years ago

1438 - Peter II, Duke of Bourbon, son of Charles I (d. 1503)

Births582 years ago

1443 - Magdalena of France, French princess (d. 1495)

Births577 years ago
Births532 years ago

1521 - Takeda Shingen, Japanese daimyō (d. 1573)

Births499 years ago

1525 - Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600)

Births495 years ago

1530 - Bernardino Realino, Italian Jesuit (d. 1616)

Births490 years ago

1561 - Sophie Hedwig of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Duchess consort of Pomerania-Wolgast (d. 1631)

Births459 years ago

1580 - Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer and historian (d. 1637)

Births440 years ago
Births330 years ago

1709 - Franz Xaver Richter, Czech composer, violinist, and conductor (d. 1789)

Births311 years ago

1716 - Étienne Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)

Births304 years ago

1743 - Martin Heinrich Klaproth, German chemist and academic (d. 1817)

Births277 years ago

1761 - Marie Tussaud, French-English sculptor, founded Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (d. 1850)

Births259 years ago

1792 - Nikolai Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician and geometer (d. 1856)

Births228 years ago

1800 - Mihály Vörösmarty, Hungarian poet (d. 1855)

Births220 years ago

1805 - 9th Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader (d. 1815)

Births215 years ago
Births176 years ago

1846 - Ledi Sayadaw, Burmese monk and philosopher (d. 1923)

Births174 years ago

1847 - Julia A. Moore, American poet (d. 1920)

Births173 years ago

1855 - John Evans, English-Australian politician, 21st Premier of Tasmania (d. 1943)

Births165 years ago

1869 - Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish painter and critic (d. 1923)

Births151 years ago

1871 - Archie MacLaren, English cricketer (d. 1944)

Births149 years ago

1883 - Henry Cadbury, American historian, scholar, and academic (d. 1974)

Births137 years ago

1884 - Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter and etcher (d. 1976)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Rex Stout, American detective novelist (d. 1975)

Births134 years ago

1886 - Zhu De, Chinese general and politician, 1st Vice Chairman of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)

Births134 years ago

1894 - Afrânio Pompílio Gastos do Amaral, Brazilian herpetologist (d. 1982)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Henry Williamson, English farmer, soldier, and author (d. 1977)

Births125 years ago

1896 - Georgy Zhukov, Russian general and politician, 2nd Minister of Defence for the Soviet Union (d. 1974)

Births124 years ago

1898 - Stuart Garson, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Manitoba (d. 1977)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Cyril Ritchard, Australian-American actor and singer (d. 1977)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Karna Maria Birmingham, Australian artist, illustrator and print maker (d. 1987)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Ilona Fehér, Hungarian-Israeli violinist and educator (d. 1988)

Births119 years ago

1905 - Alex Wilson, Canadian sprinter and coach (d. 1994)

Births115 years ago

1910 - Alicia Markova, English ballerina and choreographer (d. 2004)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Walter Alston, American baseball player and manager (d. 1984)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Calvin Griffith, Canadian-American businessman (d. 1999)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Minoru Yamasaki, American architect, designed the World Trade Center (d. 1986)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Mary Martin, American actress and singer (d. 1990)

Births107 years ago

1916 - Wan Li, Chinese educator and politician, 4th Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 2015)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Thomas Hayward, American tenor and actor (d. 1995)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Marty Marion, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Peter Baptist Tadamaro Ishigami, Japanese priest, 1st Bishop of Naha (d. 2014)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Vernon McGarity, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2013)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Vsevolod Bobrov, Russian ice hockey player, footballer, and manager (d. 1979)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Dick Shawn, American actor (d. 1987)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Stansfield Turner, American admiral and academic, 12th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 2018)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Masao Horiba, Japanese businessman, founded Horiba (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Martin Rodbell, American biochemist and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Mother Antonia, American-Mexican nun and activist (d. 2013)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Allyn Ann McLerie, Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2018)

Births94 years ago

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

Births94 years ago

1926 - Robert Symonds, American actor (d. 2007)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner, Scottish businessman (d. 2010)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Micheline Bernardini, French dancer and model

Births93 years ago

1928 - Emily McLaughlin, American actress (d. 1991)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Malachi Throne, American actor (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1929 - David Doyle, American actor (d. 1997)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Marie Bashir, Australian psychiatrist, academic, and politician, 37th Governor of New South Wales

Births90 years ago

1930 - Joachim Hoffmann, German historian and author (d. 2002)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Jimmy Lyons, American saxophonist (d. 1986)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Jim Nesbitt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2007)

Births89 years ago

1931 - George Maxwell Richards, Trinidadian politician, 4th President of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2018)

Births89 years ago

1933 - Lou Rawls, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2006)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Violette Verdy, French ballerina (d. 2016)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Billy Paul, American soul singer (d. 2016)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Woody Allen, American actor, director, and screenwriter

Births85 years ago

1936 - Igor Rodionov, Russian general and politician, 3rd Russian Minister of Defence (d. 2014)

Births84 years ago

1937 - Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American soprano and actress (d. 2005)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Gordon Crosse, English composer and academic

Births83 years ago

1937 - Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Latvian psychologist and politician, 6th President of Latvia

Births83 years ago

1938 - Sandy Nelson, American rock and roll drummer

Births82 years ago

1939 - Lee Trevino, American golfer and sportscaster

Births81 years ago

1940 - Mike Denness, Scottish-English cricketer and referee (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Richard Pryor, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births80 years ago

1940 - Tasso Wild, German footballer

Births80 years ago

1940 - Jerry Lawson, American electronic engineer and inventor (d. 2011)

Births80 years ago
Births78 years ago

1942 - John Crowley, American author and academic

Births78 years ago

1942 - Ross Edwards, Australian cricketer

Births78 years ago

1943 - Kenny Moore, American runner and journalist

Births77 years ago

1944 - Eric Bloom, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births76 years ago

1944 - John Densmore, American drummer and songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Michael Hagee, American general

Births76 years ago

1944 - Tahar Ben Jelloun, Moroccan author and poet

Births76 years ago

1945 - Bette Midler, American singer-songwriter, actress and producer

Births75 years ago

1946 - Jonathan Katz, American comedian and actor

Births74 years ago

1946 - Kemal Kurspahić, Bosnian journalist and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Gilbert O'Sullivan, Irish singer-songwriter and pianist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Alain Bashung, French singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2009)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Bob Fulton, English-Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster

Births73 years ago

1948 - George Foster, American baseball player and radio host

Births72 years ago

1948 - Sarfraz Nawaz, Pakistani cricketer and politician

Births72 years ago

1948 - John Roskelley, American mountaineer and author

Births72 years ago

1948 - Neil Warnock, English footballer and manager

Births72 years ago

1948 - N. T. Wright, English bishop and scholar

Births72 years ago

1948 - Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, Nigerian civil servant and politician, Governor of Kaduna State (d. 2012)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Jan Brett, American author and illustrator

Births71 years ago

1949 - Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist (d. 1993)

Births71 years ago

1949 - Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, 35th President of Chile

Births71 years ago

1950 - Manju Bansal, Indian biologist and academic

Births70 years ago

1950 - Ross Hannaford, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)

Births70 years ago

1950 - Gary Panter, American illustrator and painter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Filippos Petsalnikos, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Justice

Births70 years ago

1950 - Richard Keith, American actor and drummer

Births70 years ago

1951 - Obba Babatundé, American actor, director, and producer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Doug Mulray, Australian radio and television host

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jaco Pastorius, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (d. 1987)

Births69 years ago

1951 - Treat Williams, American actor

Births69 years ago

1952 - Stephen Poliakoff, English director, producer, and playwright

Births68 years ago

1954 - Alan Dedicoat, English journalist

Births66 years ago

1954 - Judith Hackitt, English chemist and engineer

Births66 years ago

1954 - François Van der Elst, Belgian footballer (d. 2017)

Births66 years ago

1955 - Veikko Aaltonen, Finnish actor, director, and screenwriter

Births65 years ago

1955 - Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress

Births65 years ago

1955 - Pat Spillane, Irish footballer and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1955 - Karen Tumulty, American journalist

Births65 years ago

1955 - Udit Narayan, Indian playback singer

Births65 years ago

1956 - Julee Cruise, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress

Births64 years ago

1957 - Chris Poland, American guitarist and songwriter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Vesta Williams, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2011)

Births63 years ago

1958 - Javier Aguirre, Mexican footballer and manager

Births62 years ago

1958 - Candace Bushnell, American journalist and author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Alberto Cova, Italian runner

Births62 years ago

1958 - Gary Peters, American lieutenant and politician

Births62 years ago

1959 - Billy Childish, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and painter

Births61 years ago

1959 - Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster

Births61 years ago

1960 - Carol Alt, American model and actress

Births60 years ago

1960 - Shirin M. Rai, Indian-English political scientist and academic

Births60 years ago

1960 - Jane Turner, Australian actress and producer

Births60 years ago

1961 - Safra Catz, Israeli-American businesswoman

Births59 years ago

1961 - Raymond E. Goldstein, American biophysicist and academic

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jeremy Northam, English actor

Births59 years ago

1962 - Sylvie Daigle, Canadian speed skater

Births58 years ago

1962 - Pamela McGee, American basketball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1963 - Marco Greco, Brazilian race car driver

Births57 years ago

1963 - Nathalie Lambert, Canadian speed skater

Births57 years ago

1963 - Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer and politician

Births57 years ago

1964 - Salvatore Schillaci, Italian footballer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Jo Walton, Welsh-Canadian author and poet

Births56 years ago

1965 - Henry Honiball, South African rugby player

Births55 years ago

1965 - Magnifico, Slovenian singer

Births55 years ago

1966 - Andrew Adamson, New Zealand director, producer, and screenwriter

Births54 years ago

1966 - Katherine LaNasa, American actress, ballet dancer, and choreographer

Births54 years ago

1966 - Larry Walker, Canadian baseball player and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Nestor Carbonell, American actor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Reggie Sanders, American baseball player

Births53 years ago

1968 - Justin Chadwick, English actor and director

Births52 years ago

1968 - Sarah Fitzgerald, Australian squash player

Births52 years ago

1968 - Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer

Births52 years ago

1969 - Richard Carrier, American author and blogger

Births51 years ago

1970 - Jonathan Coulton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births50 years ago

1970 - Kirk Rueter, American baseball player

Births50 years ago

1970 - Sarah Silverman, American comedian, actress, and singer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Tisha Waller, American high jumper and educator

Births50 years ago

1971 - Emily Mortimer, English actress

Births49 years ago

1971 - Christian Pescatori, Italian race car driver

Births49 years ago

1971 - Mika Pohjola, Finnish-American pianist and composer

Births49 years ago

1971 - John Schlimm, American author and educator

Births49 years ago

1972 - Stanton Barrett, American race car driver and stuntman

Births48 years ago

1972 - Bart Millard, American singer-songwriter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Steve Gibb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1974 - Costinha, Portuguese footballer and manager

Births46 years ago

1975 - Matt Fraction, American author

Births45 years ago

1975 - Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, American keyboard player and producer (d. 2014)

Births45 years ago

1975 - Farah Shah, Pakistani actress and host

Births45 years ago

1975 - Thomas Schie, Norwegian race car driver and sportscaster

Births45 years ago

1975 - Sophia Skou, Danish swimmer

Births45 years ago

1976 - Brently Heilbron, American actor and musician

Births44 years ago

1976 - Tomasz Adamek, Polish boxer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Laura Ling, American journalist and author

Births44 years ago

1976 - Evangelos Sklavos, Greek basketball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Brad Delson, American guitarist and producer

Births43 years ago

1977 - Sophie Guillemin, French actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Lee McKenzie, Scottish journalist

Births43 years ago

1978 - Mat Kearney, American musician

Births42 years ago

1979 - Ryan Malone, American ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Stephanie Brown Trafton, American discus thrower

Births41 years ago

1980 - Iftikhar Anjum, Pakistani cricketer

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mohammad Kaif, Indian cricketer and politician

Births40 years ago

1980 - Roger Peterson, Aruban-Dutch singer-songwriter

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mubarak Hassan Shami, Kenyan-Qatari runner

Births40 years ago

1980 - Gianna Terzi, Greek singer

Births40 years ago

1981 - Park Hyo-shin, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor

Births39 years ago

1981 - Luke McPharlin, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - I Made Wirawan, Indonesian footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Riz Ahmed, English actor and rapper

Births38 years ago

1982 - Lloyd Doyley, English footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Christos Kalantzis, Greek footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Christos Melissis, Greek footballer

Births38 years ago

1985 - John Coughlin, American figure skater (d. 2019)

Births35 years ago

1985 - Janelle Monáe, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Chanel Preston, American porn actress and director

Births35 years ago

1985 - Emiliano Viviano, Italian footballer

Births35 years ago

1986 - DeSean Jackson, American football player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Simon Dawkins, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Tabarie Henry, Virgin Islander sprinter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Vance Joy, Australian singer-songwriter

Births33 years ago

1987 - Brett Williams, English footballer

Births33 years ago

1988 - Zoë Kravitz, American actress, singer, and model

Births32 years ago

1988 - Dan Mavraides, Greek-American basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - Tyler Joseph, American musician and singer

Births32 years ago

1989 - Sotelúm, Mexican trumpet player, composer, and producer

Births31 years ago

1990 - Tomáš Tatar, Slovak ice hockey player

Births30 years ago

1991 - Hilda Melander, Swedish tennis player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Sun Yang, Chinese swimmer

Births29 years ago

1991 - Noel Acciari, American ice hockey player

Births29 years ago

1992 - Masahudu Alhassan, Ghanaian footballer

Births28 years ago

1992 - Javier Báez, Puerto Rican baseball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Linos Chrysikopoulos, Greek basketball player

Births28 years ago

1992 - Marco van Ginkel, Dutch footballer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Reena Pärnat, Estonian archer

Births27 years ago

1994 - Seedy Njie, English footballer

Births26 years ago

1995 - Agnė Čepelytė, Lithuanian tennis player

Births25 years ago

1995 - James Wilson, English footballer

Births25 years ago

Deaths

217 - Yehudah HaNasi, 'Nasi', Rabbi and editor of the Mishnah (b. 135)

Deaths

660 - Eligius, Frankish bishop and saint (b. 588)

Deaths

948 - Gao Conghui, Chinese governor and prince (b. 891)

Deaths

969 - Fujiwara no Morotada, Japanese statesman (b. 920)

Deaths

1018 - Thietmar of Merseburg, German bishop (b. 975)

Deaths1002 years ago

1135 - Henry I, king of England (b. 1068)

Deaths885 years ago

1241 - Isabella of England, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1214)

Deaths779 years ago

1335 - Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan, Mongol ruler of the Ilkhanate (b. 1305)

Deaths685 years ago

1374 - Magnus Ericson, king of Sweden (b. 1316)

Deaths646 years ago

1433 - Go-Komatsu, emperor of Japan (b. 1377)

Deaths587 years ago

1455 - Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian goldsmith and sculptor (b. 1378)

Deaths565 years ago

1521 - Leo X, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1475)

Deaths499 years ago

1530 - Margaret of Austria, duchess of Savoy (b. 1480)

Deaths490 years ago

1580 - Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (b. 1509)

Deaths440 years ago

1581 - Alexander Briant, English Roman Catholic priest, martyr and saint (b. 1556)

Deaths439 years ago

1581 - Edmund Campion, English Roman Catholic priest, martyr, and saint (b. 1540)

Deaths439 years ago

1581 - Ralph Sherwin, English Roman Catholic priest, martyr, and saint (b. 1550)

Deaths439 years ago

1633 - Isabella Clara Eugenia, infanta of Spain (b. 1566)

Deaths387 years ago

1640 - Miguel de Vasconcelos, Portuguese politician, Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1590)

Deaths380 years ago

1660 - Pierre d'Hozier, French genealogist and historian (b. 1592)

Deaths360 years ago

1729 - Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1665)

Deaths291 years ago

1750 - Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (b. 1671)

Deaths270 years ago

1755 - Maurice Greene, English organist and composer (b. 1696)

Deaths265 years ago

1767 - Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, Scottish politician (b. 1710)

Deaths253 years ago

1825 - Alexander I, emperor and autocrat of Russia (b. 1777)

Deaths195 years ago

1865 - Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss pastor, poet, and educator (b. 1796)

Deaths155 years ago

1866 - George Everest, Welsh geographer and surveyor (b. 1790)

Deaths154 years ago

1867 - Charles Gray Round, English lawyer and politician (b. 1797)

Deaths153 years ago

1884 - William Swainson, English-New Zealand lawyer and politician, Attorney-General of the Crown Colony of New Zealand (b. 1809)

Deaths136 years ago

1913 - Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet and author (b. 1864)

Deaths107 years ago

1914 - Alfred Thayer Mahan, American captain and historian (b. 1840)

Deaths106 years ago

1916 - Charles de Foucauld, French priest and martyr (b. 1858)

Deaths104 years ago

1923 - Virginie Loveling, Belgian author and poet (b. 1836)

Deaths97 years ago

1928 - José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian-American lawyer and poet (b. 1888)

Deaths92 years ago

1933 - Pekka Halonen, Finnish painter (b. 1865)

Deaths87 years ago

1934 - Sergey Kirov, Russian engineer and politician (b. 1886)

Deaths86 years ago

1935 - Bernhard Schmidt, Estonian-German optician, invented the Schmidt camera (b. 1879)

Deaths85 years ago

1943 - Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai historian and educator (b. 1862)

Deaths77 years ago

1947 - Aleister Crowley, English magician, poet, and mountaineer (b. 1875)

Deaths73 years ago

1947 - G. H. Hardy, English mathematician and theorist (b. 1877)

Deaths73 years ago

1950 - Ernest John Moeran, English pianist and composer (b. 1894)

Deaths70 years ago

1954 - Fred Rose, American pianist, composer, and publisher (b. 1898)

Deaths66 years ago

1964 - J. B. S. Haldane, English-Indian geneticist and biologist (b. 1892)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Charilaos Vasilakos, Greek runner (b. 1877)

Deaths56 years ago

1968 - Nicolae Bretan, Romanian opera singer, composer, and conductor (b. 1887)

Deaths52 years ago

1968 - Darío Moreno, Turkish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1921)

Deaths52 years ago

1973 - David Ben-Gurion, Israeli politician, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1886)

Deaths47 years ago

1975 - Nellie Fox, American baseball player and coach (b. 1927)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Ernesto Maserati, Italian race car driver and engineer (b. 1898)

Deaths45 years ago

1975 - Anna Roosevelt Halsted, American journalist (b. 1906)

Deaths45 years ago

1981 - Russ Manning, American author and illustrator (b. 1929)

Deaths39 years ago

1984 - Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter and photographer (b. 1911)

Deaths36 years ago

1986 - Frank McCarthy, American general and film producer (b. 1912)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - James Baldwin, American novelist, poet, and critic (b. 1924)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1918)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - J. Vernon McGee, American pastor and theologian (b. 1904)

Deaths32 years ago

1989 - Alvin Ailey, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1931)

Deaths31 years ago

1990 - Carla Lehmann, Canadian-English actress (b. 1917)

Deaths30 years ago

1991 - George Stigler, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

Deaths29 years ago

1993 - Ray Gillen, American singer-songwriter (b. 1959)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Hopper Levett, English cricketer (b. 1908)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Colin Tapley, New Zealand-English actor (b. 1907)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Maxwell R. Thurman, American general (b. 1931)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Peter Bronfman, Canadian businessman (b. 1928)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Michel Bélanger, Canadian banker and businessman (b. 1929)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Stéphane Grappelli, French violinist (b. 1908)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Endicott Peabody, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1920)

Deaths23 years ago

2001 - Ellis R. Dungan, American director and producer (b. 1909)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Edward L. Beach Jr., American captain and author (b. 1918)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Dave McNally, American baseball player (b. 1942)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Clark Kerr, American economist and academic (b. 1911)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder (b. 1928)

Deaths17 years ago
Deaths16 years ago

2004 - Bill Brown, Scottish-Canadian footballer (b. 1931)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Gust Avrakotos, American CIA officer (b. 1938)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Mary Hayley Bell, English actress and playwright (b. 1911)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Freeman V. Horner, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1922)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Claude Jade, French actress (b. 1948)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist, anthropologist, and historian (b. 1937)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player and footballer (b. 1929)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Anton Rodgers, British actor (b. 1933)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Paul Benedict, American actor (b. 1938)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Joseph B. Wirthlin, American businessman and religious leader (b. 1917)

Deaths12 years ago

2010 - Adriaan Blaauw, Dutch astronomer and academic (b. 1914)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Hillard Elkins, American actor and producer (b. 1929)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Christa Wolf, German author and critic (b. 1929)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Jovan Belcher, American football player (b. 1987)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Arthur Chaskalson, South African lawyer and judge, 18th Chief Justice of South Africa (b. 1931)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Rick Majerus, American basketball player and coach (b. 1948)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Ed Price, American soldier, pilot, and politician (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Richard Coughlan, English drummer (b. 1947)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Stirling Colgate, American physicist and academic (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Edward Heffron, American soldier (b. 1923)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Martin Sharp, Australian cartoonist and songwriter (b. 1942)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Mario Abramovich, Argentinian violinist and composer (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Greek epidemiologist, oncologist, and academic (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Rocky Wood, New Zealand-Australian author (b. 1959)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Rob Blokzijl, Dutch physicist and computer scientist (b. 1943)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Joseph Engelberger, American physicist and engineer (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - John F. Kurtzke, American neurologist and academic (b. 1926)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Jim Loscutoff, American basketball player (b. 1930)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Trevor Obst, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1940)

Deaths5 years ago

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

Deaths2 years ago

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