Holidays and observances

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

Earliest day on which National Tree Planting Day can fall, while December 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Monday in December. (Malawi)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

395 - Later Yan is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope.

Events

757 - Du Fu returns to Chang'an as a member of Emperor Xuanzong's court, after having escaped the city during the An Lushan Rebellion.

Events
Events

1432 - The first battle between the forces of Švitrigaila and Sigismund Kęstutaitis is fought near the town of Oszmiana (Ashmyany), launching the most active phase of the Lithuanian Civil War.

Events588 years ago

1504 - Ahmad ibn Abi Jum'ah penned his Oran fatwa, arguing for the relaxation of Islamic law requirements for the forcibly converted Muslims in Spain.

Events516 years ago

1660 - A woman (either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall) appears on an English public stage for the first time, in the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello.

Events360 years ago
Events207 years ago
Events166 years ago

1864 - Pope Pius IX promulgates the encyclical Quanta cura and its appendix, the Syllabus of Errors, outlining the authority of the Catholic Church and condemning various liberal ideas.

Events156 years ago

1907 - King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.

Events113 years ago

1912 - Leaders of the German Empire hold an Imperial War Council to discuss the possibility that war might break out.

Events108 years ago

1914 - World War I: A squadron of Britain's Royal Navy defeats the Imperial German East Asia Squadron in the Battle of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

Events106 years ago

1927 - The Brookings Institution, one of the United States' oldest think tanks, is founded through the merger of three organizations that had been created by philanthropist Robert S. Brookings.

Events93 years ago
Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: Japanese forces simultaneously invade Shanghai International Settlement, Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and the Dutch East Indies. (See December 7 for the concurrent attack on Pearl Harbor in the Western Hemisphere.)

Events79 years ago

1943 - World War II: The German 117th Jäger Division destroys the monastery of Mega Spilaio in Greece and executes 22 monks and visitors as part of reprisals that culminated a few days later with the Massacre of Kalavryta.

Events77 years ago

1953 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers his "Atoms for Peace" speech, which leads to an American program to supply equipment and information on nuclear power to schools, hospitals, and research institutions around the world.

Events67 years ago

1955 - The Flag of Europe is adopted by Council of Europe.

Events65 years ago

1962 - Workers at four New York City newspapers (this later increases to nine) go on strike for 114 days.

Events58 years ago

1963 - Pan Am Flight 214, a Boeing 707, is struck by lightning and crashes near Elkton, Maryland, killing all 81 people on board.

Events57 years ago

1966 - The Greek ship SS Heraklion sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea, killing over 200.

Events54 years ago

1969 - Olympic Airways Flight 954 strikes a mountain outside of Keratea, Greece, killing 90 people in the worst crash of a Douglas DC-6 in history.

Events51 years ago
Events49 years ago

1972 - United Airlines Flight 553, a Boeing 737, crashes after aborting its landing attempt at Chicago Midway International Airport, killing 45. This is the first-ever loss of a Boeing 737.

Events48 years ago

1974 - A plebiscite results in the abolition of monarchy in Greece.

Events46 years ago

1980 - Former Beatle John Lennon is murdered in front of The Dakota in New York City.

Events40 years ago

1985 - The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union in South Asia is established.

Events35 years ago

1987 - Cold War: The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the White House.

Events33 years ago

1987 - An Israeli army tank transporter kills four Palestinian refugees and injures seven others during a traffic accident at the Erez Crossing on the Israel–Gaza Strip border, which has been cited as one of the events which sparked the First Intifada.

Events33 years ago

1988 - A United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II crashes into an apartment complex in Remscheid, Germany, killing 5 people and injuring 50 others.

Events32 years ago
Events30 years ago

1991 - The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Events29 years ago
Events28 years ago

1998 - Eighty-one people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.

Events22 years ago

2004 - The Cusco Declaration is signed in Cusco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.

Events16 years ago

2009 - Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kill 127 people and injure 448 others.

Events11 years ago

2010 - With the second launch of the Falcon 9 and the first launch of the Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first private company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.

Events10 years ago

2010 - The Japanese solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS passes the planet Venus at a distance of about 80,800 km.

Events10 years ago

2013 - Riots break out in Singapore after a fatal accident in Little India.

Events7 years ago

2013 - Metallica performs a show in Antarctica, making them the first band to perform on all 7 continents.

Events7 years ago

Births

65 BC - Horace, Roman poet (d. 8 BC)

Births

1021 - Wang Anshi, Chinese economist and chancellor (d. 1086)

Births999 years ago

1412 - Astorre II Manfredi, Italian lord (d. 1468)

Births608 years ago

1418 - Queen Jeonghui, Queen consort of Korea (d. 1483)

Births602 years ago

1424 - Anselm Adornes, Belgian merchant, politician and diplomat (d. 1483)

Births596 years ago

1538 - Miklós Istvánffy, Hungarian politician (d. 1615)

Births482 years ago
Births478 years ago

1558 - François de La Rochefoucauld, Catholic cardinal (d. 1645)

Births462 years ago

1678 - Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole, English politician and diplomat, British Ambassador to France (d. 1757)

Births342 years ago
Births321 years ago
Births312 years ago

1724 - Claude Balbastre, French organist and composer (d. 1799)

Births296 years ago

1730 - Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch physician, physiologist, and botanist (d. 1799)

Births290 years ago

1731 - František Xaver Dušek, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1799)

Births289 years ago
Births264 years ago

1765 - Eli Whitney, American engineer, invented the cotton gin (d. 1825)

Births255 years ago

1795 - Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer and mathematician (d. 1874)

Births225 years ago

1807 - Friedrich Traugott Kützing, German pharmacist, botanist and phycologist (d. 1893)

Births213 years ago

1813 - August Belmont, Prussian-American financier and diplomat, 16th United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (d. 1890)

Births207 years ago

1815 - Adolph Menzel, German painter and illustrator (d. 1905)

Births205 years ago

1817 - Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish lawyer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1896)

Births203 years ago
Births202 years ago

1822 - Jakov Ignjatović, Hungarian-Serbian author (d. 1889)

Births198 years ago

1832 - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian-French author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1910)

Births188 years ago

1860 - Amanda McKittrick Ros, Irish author and poet (d. 1939)

Births160 years ago

1861 - William C. Durant, American businessman, founded General Motors and Chevrolet (d. 1947)

Births159 years ago

1861 - Aristide Maillol, French sculptor and painter (d. 1944)

Births159 years ago

1861 - Georges Méliès, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1938)

Births159 years ago

1862 - Georges Feydeau, French playwright (d. 1921)

Births158 years ago

1863 - Charles Lincoln Edwards, American zoologist (d. 1937)

Births157 years ago

1864 - Camille Claudel, French illustrator and sculptor (d. 1943)

Births156 years ago

1865 - Rüdiger von der Goltz, German general (d. 1946)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician and academic (d. 1963)

Births155 years ago

1865 - Jean Sibelius, Finnish violinist and composer (d. 1957)

Births155 years ago

1874 - Ernst Moro, Austrian physician and pediatrician (d. 1951)

Births146 years ago

1875 - Frederik Buch, Danish actor and screenwriter (d. 1925)

Births145 years ago

1877 - Paul Ladmirault, French pianist, violinist, and composer (d. 1944)

Births143 years ago

1880 - Johannes Aavik, Estonian linguist and philologist (d. 1973)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Albert Gleizes, French painter (d. 1953)

Births139 years ago

1884 - Francis Balfour, English colonel and politician (d. 1965)

Births136 years ago

1886 - Diego Rivera, Mexican painter and educator (d. 1957)

Births134 years ago

1890 - Bohuslav Martinů, Czech-American pianist and composer (d. 1959)

Births130 years ago

1892 - Marcus Lee Hansen, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1938)

Births128 years ago

1894 - E. C. Segar, American cartoonist, created Popeye (d. 1938)

Births126 years ago

1894 - James Thurber, American humorist and cartoonist (d. 1961)

Births126 years ago

1899 - Arthur Leslie, English-Welsh actor and playwright (d. 1970)

Births121 years ago

1899 - John Qualen, Canadian-American actor (d. 1987)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Sun Li-jen, Chinese general and politician (d. 1990)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Ants Oras, Estonian-American author and academic (d. 1982)

Births120 years ago

1902 - Wifredo Lam, Cuban-French painter (d. 1982)

Births118 years ago

1903 - Zelma Watson George, Black American opera singer (d. 1994)

Births117 years ago

1908 - Concha Piquer, Spanish singer and actress (d. 1990)

Births112 years ago

1908 - John A. Volpe, American soldier and politician, 61st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1994)

Births112 years ago

1911 - Lee J. Cobb, American actor (d. 1976)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and songwriter (d. 1992)

Births109 years ago

1913 - Delmore Schwartz, American poet and short story writer (d. 1966)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Floyd Tillman, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Ernie Toshack, Australian cricketer (d. 2003)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Ernest Lehman, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Richard Fleischer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Ian Johnson, Australian cricketer and administrator (d. 1998)

Births103 years ago

1919 - Peter Tali Coleman, Samoan-American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of American Samoa (d. 1997)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Julia Robinson, American mathematician and theorist (d. 1985)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Kateryna Yushchenko, Ukrainian computer scientist and academic (d. 2001)

Births101 years ago

1920 - McDonald Bailey, Trinidadian-English sprinter and rugby player (d. 2013)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Lucian Freud, German-English painter and illustrator (d. 2011)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Jean Ritchie, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Dewey Martin, American actor (d. 2018)

Births97 years ago

1923 - Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-American soldier and chemist

Births97 years ago

1924 - Lionel Gilbert, Australian historian, author, and academic (d. 2015)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Sammy Davis, Jr., American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1990)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Nasir Kazmi, Pakistani Urdu poet (d. 1972)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author and poet (d. 2000)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Jimmy Smith, American organist (d. 2005)

Births95 years ago

1927 - Vladimir Shatalov, Kazakhstani general, pilot, and astronaut

Births93 years ago

1927 - Niklas Luhmann, German thinker and social theorist (d. 1998)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Bill Hewitt, Canadian journalist and sportscaster (d. 1996)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Ulric Neisser, German-American psychologist, neuroscientist, and academic (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1930 - Julian Critchley, English journalist and politician (d. 2000)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Maximilian Schell, Austrian-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Bob Arum, American boxing promoter, founded Top Rank

Births89 years ago

1933 - Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (d. 1998)

Births87 years ago

1935 - Dharmendra, Indian actor, producer, and politician

Births85 years ago

1935 - Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Russian-Israeli chess player (d. 2017)

Births85 years ago

1936 - David Carradine, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2009)

Births84 years ago

1936 - Michael Hobson, American publisher

Births84 years ago

1936 - Peter Parfitt, English cricketer

Births84 years ago

1937 - James MacArthur, American actor (d. 2010)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Arne Næss, Jr., German-Norwegian mountaineer and businessman (d. 2004)

Births83 years ago

1939 - Red Berenson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births81 years ago

1939 - Jerry Butler, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births81 years ago

1939 - James Galway, Irish flute player

Births81 years ago

1939 - Felipe Gozon, Filipino lawyer and businessman

Births81 years ago

1939 - Dariush Mehrjui, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter

Births81 years ago

1939 - Soko Richardson, American drummer (d. 2004)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Brant Alyea, American baseball player

Births80 years ago

1941 - Ed Brinkman, American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bob Brown, American football player

Births79 years ago

1941 - Duke Cunningham, American commander and politician

Births79 years ago

1941 - Bobby Elliott, English drummer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Geoff Hurst, English footballer and manager

Births79 years ago

1943 - Larry Martin, American paleontologist and ornithologist (d. 2013)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Jim Morrison, American singer-songwriter and poet (d. 1971)

Births77 years ago

1943 - James Tate, American poet (d. 2015)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Bodo Tümmler, German runner

Births77 years ago

1943 - Mary Woronov, American actress, director, and screenwriter

Births77 years ago

1944 - George Baker, Dutch singer-songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bertie Higgins, American singer-songwriter

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ted Irvine, Canadian ice hockey player

Births76 years ago

1944 - Vince MacLean, Canadian educator and politician

Births76 years ago

1945 - John Banville, Irish novelist and screenwriter

Births75 years ago

1946 - John Rubinstein, American actor, director, and composer

Births74 years ago

1946 - Chava Alberstein, Polish-Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births74 years ago

1947 - Gregg Allman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Gérard Blanc, French singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 2009)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Thomas Cech, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

Births73 years ago

1947 - Kati-Claudia Fofonoff, Finnish author and poet (d. 2011)

Births73 years ago

1947 - Margaret Geller, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic

Births73 years ago

1948 - Luis Caffarelli, Argentinian-American mathematician and academic

Births72 years ago

1948 - John Waters, English-Australian actor, singer-songwriter, and guitarist

Births72 years ago

1949 - Mary Gordon, American author, critic, and academic

Births71 years ago

1949 - Nancy Meyers, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births71 years ago

1949 - Robert Sternberg, American psychologist and academic

Births71 years ago

1950 - Rick Baker, American actor and makeup artist

Births70 years ago

1950 - Tim Foli, American baseball player, coach, and manager

Births70 years ago

1950 - Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1994)

Births70 years ago

1951 - Bill Bryson, American essayist, travel and science writer

Births69 years ago

1951 - Richard Desmond, English publisher and businessman, founded Northern & Shell

Births69 years ago

1951 - Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births69 years ago

1952 - Khaw Boon Wan, Malayan-Singaporean politician, Singaporean Minister of Health

Births68 years ago

1952 - Steve Atkinson, English-Hong Kong cricketer

Births68 years ago

1953 - Kim Basinger, American actress

Births67 years ago

1953 - Roy Firestone, American sportscaster and journalist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Norman Finkelstein, American author, academic, and activist

Births67 years ago

1953 - Sam Kinison, American comedian (d. 1992)

Births67 years ago

1953 - Władysław Kozakiewicz, Lithuanian-Polish pole vaulter and coach

Births67 years ago

1953 - Steve Yates, English footballer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Harold Hongju Koh, American lawyer, academic, and politician

Births66 years ago

1954 - Frits Pirard, Dutch cyclist

Births66 years ago

1955 - Milenko Zablaćanski, Serbian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

Births65 years ago

1956 - Warren Cuccurullo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births64 years ago

1956 - Andrius Kubilius, Lithuanian academic and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Lithuania

Births64 years ago

1956 - Slick, American wrestler and manager

Births64 years ago

1957 - Mike Buchanan, British men's rights advocate

Births63 years ago

1957 - James Cama, American martial artist and educator (d. 2014)

Births63 years ago

1957 - Phil Collen, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births63 years ago

1958 - Rob Byrnes, American author and blogger

Births62 years ago

1958 - Rob Curling, Malayan-English journalist

Births62 years ago

1958 - Michel Ferté, French race car driver

Births62 years ago

1958 - Bob Greene, American physiologist and author

Births62 years ago

1958 - Mirosław Okoński, Polish footballer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Stephen Jefferies, South African cricketer and coach

Births61 years ago

1959 - Mark Steyn, Canadian-American author and critic

Births61 years ago

1960 - Aaron Allston, American game designer and author (d. 2014)

Births60 years ago

1960 - Lim Guan Eng, Malaysian accountant and politician, 4th Chief Minister of the State of Penang and incumbent Minister of Finance.

Births60 years ago

1960 - Bill McKibben, American author and environmentalist

Births60 years ago

1961 - Ann Coulter, American lawyer, journalist, and author

Births59 years ago

1961 - Conceição Lima, São Toméan poet

Births59 years ago

1961 - Mikey Robins, Australian comedian and television host

Births59 years ago

1962 - Steve Elkington, Australian-American golfer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Marty Friedman, American-Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and television host

Births58 years ago

1962 - Nikos Karageorgiou, Greek footballer and manager

Births58 years ago

1962 - Berry van Aerle, Dutch footballer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Greg Howe, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births57 years ago

1963 - Toshiaki Kawada, Japanese wrestler

Births57 years ago

1963 - Ricky Walford, Australian rugby league player

Births57 years ago

1964 - James Blundell, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births56 years ago

1964 - Teri Hatcher, American actress

Births56 years ago

1964 - Chigusa Nagayo, Japanese wrestler

Births56 years ago

1964 - Óscar Ramírez, Costa Rican footballer and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - David Harewood, English actor

Births55 years ago

1965 - Theo Maassen, Dutch actor, producer, and screenwriter

Births55 years ago

1966 - Bushwick Bill, Jamaican-American rapper Geto Boys (d. 2019)

Births54 years ago

1966 - Les Ferdinand, English footballer and coach

Births54 years ago

1966 - Tyler Mane, Canadian wrestler and actor

Births54 years ago

1966 - Sinéad O'Connor, Irish singer-songwriter

Births54 years ago

1967 - Jeff George, American football player

Births53 years ago

1967 - Andy Kapp, German curler

Births53 years ago

1967 - Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese voice actress and singer

Births53 years ago

1967 - Darren Sheridan, English footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1968 - Mike Mussina, American baseball player and coach

Births52 years ago

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

Births52 years ago

1969 - Kristin Lauter, American mathematician and cryptographer

Births51 years ago

1971 - Abdullah Ercan, Turkish footballer and manager

Births49 years ago

1972 - Indrek Allmann, Estonian architect

Births48 years ago

1972 - Janae Marie Kroczaleski, American powerlifter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Édson Ribeiro, Brazilian sprinter

Births48 years ago

1973 - Corey Taylor, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor

Births47 years ago

1974 - Cristian Castro, Mexican singer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Tony Simmons, American football player and coach

Births46 years ago

1974 - Nick Zinner, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Kevin Harvick, American race car driver

Births45 years ago

1976 - Brettina, Bahamian-American singer-songwriter and actress

Births44 years ago

1976 - Reed Johnson, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1976 - Dominic Monaghan, German-born English actor

Births44 years ago

1976 - Zoe Konstantopoulou, Greek lawyer and politician

Births44 years ago

1977 - Ryan Newman, American race car driver

Births43 years ago

1977 - Aleksandra Olsza, Polish tennis player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Anita Weyermann, Swiss runner and journalist

Births43 years ago

1978 - John Oster, English-Welsh footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Frédéric Piquionne, French footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Anwar Siraj, Ethiopian footballer

Births42 years ago

1978 - Ian Somerhalder, American actor

Births42 years ago

1978 - Vernon Wells, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1979 - Daniel Fitzhenry, Australian rugby player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Johan Forssell, Swedish lawyer and politician

Births41 years ago

1979 - Raymond Lam, Chinese actor and singer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Ingrid Michaelson, American singer-songwriter and pianist

Births41 years ago

1979 - Christian Wilhelmsson, Swedish footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Yuliya Krevsun, Ukrainian runner

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jeremy Accardo, American baseball player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Simon Finnigan, English rugby league player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Philip Rivers, American football player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Alfredo Aceves, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Serena Ryder, American singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Chrisette Michele, American singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian-American rapper and actress

Births38 years ago

1983 - Neel Jani, Swiss race car driver

Births37 years ago

1983 - Valéry Mézague, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2014)

Births37 years ago

1984 - Emma Green Tregaro, Swedish high jumper

Births36 years ago

1984 - Greg Halford, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Sam Hunt, American singer-songwriter

Births36 years ago

1985 - Meagan Duhamel, Canadian figure skater

Births35 years ago

1985 - Oleksiy Pecherov, Ukrainian basketball player

Births35 years ago

1986 - Enzo Amore, American wrestler and rapper

Births34 years ago

1986 - Amir Khan, English boxer

Births34 years ago

1986 - Sam Tagataese, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kate Voegele, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births34 years ago

1989 - Drew Doughty, Canadian ice hockey player

Births31 years ago

1989 - Jesse Sene-Lefao, New Zealand rugby league player

Births31 years ago

1992 - Yui Yokoyama - Japanese idol, model, and actress

Births28 years ago

1993 - Janari Jõesaar, Estonian basketball player

Births27 years ago

1993 - Jordan Obita, English footballer

Births27 years ago

1993 - AnnaSophia Robb, American actress

Births27 years ago
Births27 years ago

1994 - Conseslus Kipruto, Kenyan runner

Births26 years ago

1994 - Raheem Sterling, English footballer

Births26 years ago

Deaths

855 - Drogo of Metz, illegitimate son of Charlemagne (b. 801)

Deaths
Deaths

964 - Zhou the Elder, Chinese queen consort

Deaths
Deaths834 years ago
Deaths728 years ago
Deaths655 years ago

1431 - Hedwig Jagiellon, Polish and Lithuanian princess (b. 1408)

Deaths589 years ago

1550 - Gian Giorgio Trissino, Italian humanist, poet, dramatist and diplomat (b. 1478)

Deaths470 years ago

1626 - John Davies, English poet, lawyer, and politician (b. 1569)

Deaths394 years ago

1632 - Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (b. 1561)

Deaths388 years ago

1638 - Ivan Gundulić, Croatian poet (b. 1589)

Deaths382 years ago

1643 - John Pym, English politician (b. 1583)

Deaths377 years ago

1649 - Noël Chabanel, French missionary and saint (b. 1613)

Deaths371 years ago

1680 - Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester, English lawyer and politician (b. 1606)

Deaths340 years ago

1691 - Richard Baxter, English minister, poet, and hymn-writer (b. 1615)

Deaths329 years ago

1695 - Barthélemy d'Herbelot, French orientalist and academic (b. 1625)

Deaths325 years ago

1709 - Thomas Corneille, French playwright and philologist (b. 1625)

Deaths311 years ago
Deaths298 years ago

1744 - Marie Anne de Mailly, French mistress of Louis XV of France (b. 1717)

Deaths276 years ago

1745 - Étienne Fourmont, French orientalist and academic (b. 1683)

Deaths275 years ago

1746 - Charles Radclyffe, English courtier and soldier (b. 1693)

Deaths274 years ago

1756 - William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, English politician and diplomat, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1690)

Deaths264 years ago

1768 - Jean Denis Attiret, French painter and missionary (b. 1702)

Deaths252 years ago

1779 - Nathan Alcock, English physician (b. 1707)

Deaths241 years ago

1815 - Mary Bosanquet Fletcher, Methodist preacher and philanthropist (b. 1739)

Deaths205 years ago

1830 - Benjamin Constant, Swiss-French philosopher and author (b. 1767)

Deaths190 years ago

1856 - Theobald Mathew, Irish social reformer and temperance movement leader (b. 1790)

Deaths164 years ago

1859 - Thomas De Quincey, English journalist and author (b. 1785)

Deaths161 years ago

1864 - George Boole, English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1815)

Deaths156 years ago

1869 - Narcisa de Jesús, Ecuadorian saint (b. 1832)

Deaths151 years ago

1885 - William Henry Vanderbilt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1821)

Deaths135 years ago

1886 - Isaac Lea, American conchologist, geologist, and publisher (b. 1792)

Deaths134 years ago

1894 - Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician and theorist (b. 1821)

Deaths126 years ago

1903 - Herbert Spencer, English biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and philosopher (b. 1820)

Deaths117 years ago

1907 - Oscar II of Sweden (b. 1829)

Deaths113 years ago

1913 - Camille Jenatzy, Belgian race car driver (b. 1868)

Deaths107 years ago

1914 - Melchior Anderegg, Swiss mountain guide (b. 1828)

Deaths106 years ago

1914 - Maximilian von Spee, Danish-German admiral (b. 1861)

Deaths106 years ago

1917 - Mendele Mocher Sforim, Russian author (b. 1836)

Deaths103 years ago

1918 - Josip Štadler, Croatian archbishop (b. 1843)

Deaths102 years ago

1919 - J. Alden Weir, American painter (b. 1852)

Deaths101 years ago

1929José Vicente Concha, Colombian politician and 8th President of Colombia (b. 1867)

Deaths91 years ago

1937 - Hans Molisch, Czech-Austrian botanist and academic (b. 1856)

Deaths83 years ago

1938 - Friedrich Glauser, Swiss author (b. 1896)

Deaths82 years ago

1940 - George Lloyd, English-Canadian bishop and theologian (b. 1861)

Deaths80 years ago
Deaths78 years ago

1952 - Charles Lightoller, English sailor (b. 1874)

Deaths68 years ago

1954 - Claude Cahun, French artist, photographer, and writer (b. 1894)

Deaths66 years ago

1954 - Gladys George, American actress (b. 1904)

Deaths66 years ago

1954 - Joseph B. Keenan, American lawyer and politician (b. 1888)

Deaths66 years ago

1958 - Tris Speaker, American baseball player and manager (b. 1888)

Deaths62 years ago

1963 - Sarit Thanarat, Thai field marshal and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1908)

Deaths57 years ago

1966 - Ward Morehouse, American playwright, author, and critic (b. 1899)

Deaths54 years ago

1971 - Ernst Krenkel, Russian geographer and explorer (b. 1903)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Eleni Ourani, Greek poet and critic (b. 1896)

Deaths49 years ago

1975 - Gary Thain, New Zealand bass player (b. 1948)

Deaths45 years ago

1978 - Golda Meir, Ukrainian-Israeli educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1898)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - John Lennon, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)

Deaths40 years ago

1982 - Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist and politician (b. 1951)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - André Kamperveen, Surinamese footballer and manager (b. 1924)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Marty Robbins, American singer-songwriter and race car driver (b. 1925)

Deaths38 years ago

1982 - Haim Laskov, Israel Defense Forces fifth Chief of Staff (b. 1919)

Deaths38 years ago

1983 - Keith Holyoake, New Zealand farmer and politician, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1904)

Deaths37 years ago

1983 - Slim Pickens, American actor (b. 1919)

Deaths37 years ago

1984 - Luther Adler, American actor (b. 1903)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Robert Jay Mathews, American militant leader, founded The Order (b. 1953)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Razzle, English drummer (Hanoi Rocks) (b. 1960)

Deaths36 years ago

1984 - Semih Sancar, Turkish general (b. 1911)

Deaths36 years ago

1991 - Buck Clayton, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1911)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - William Shawn, American journalist (b. 1917)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Yevgeny Minayev, Russian weightlifter (b. 1933)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Antônio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1927)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Howard Rollins, American actor (b. 1950)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Kashiwado Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 47th Yokozuna (b. 1938)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Bob Bell, American clown and actor (b. 1922)

Deaths23 years ago

1999 - Péter Kuczka, Hungarian poet and author (b. 1923)

Deaths21 years ago

2001 - Mirza Delibašić, Bosnian basketball player and coach (b. 1954)

Deaths19 years ago

2001 - Betty Holberton, American computer scientist and programmer (b. 1917)

Deaths19 years ago

2003 - Rubén González, Cuban pianist (b. 1919)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Dimebag Darrell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966)

Deaths16 years ago

2006 - Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - José Uribe, Dominican baseball player (b. 1959)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Gerardo García Pimentel, Mexican journalist (b. 1983)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Oliver Postgate, English voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Robert Prosky, American actor (b. 1930)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Luis Días, Dominican singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)

Deaths11 years ago

2012 - Jerry Brown, American football player (b. 1987)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - John Gowans, Scottish-English 16th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1934)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Johnny Lira, American boxer (b. 1951)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - John Cornforth, Australian-English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Sándor Szokolay, Hungarian composer and academic (b. 1931)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Richard S. Williamson, American lawyer and diplomat (b. 1949)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Tom Gosnell, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1951)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Russ Kemmerer, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Knut Nystedt, Norwegian organist and composer (b. 1915)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Mattiwilda Dobbs, American soprano and actress (b. 1925)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Alan Hodgkinson, English footballer and coach (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Douglas Tompkins, American businessman, co-founded The North Face and Esprit Holdings (b. 1943)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - John Trudell, American author, poet, and actor (b. 1946)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Elsie Tu, English-Hong Kong educator and politician (b. 1913)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - John Glenn, American astronaut and senator, first American to go into orbit (b. 1921)

Deaths4 years ago

2019 - René Auberjonois, American actor (b. 1940)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Juice Wrld, American rapper, singer and songwriter (b. 1998)

Deaths1 years ago

2019 - Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer and actor (b. 1933)

Deaths1 years ago

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