Holidays and observances

Anna's Day, marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve, as well as a Swedish name day, celebrating all people named Anna. (Sweden and Finland)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Tanganyika from Britain in 1961. (Tanzania)

Holidays and observances

National Heroes Day, formerly V.C. Bird Day. (Antigua and Barbuda)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

Events

480 - Odoacer, first King of Italy, occupies Dalmatia. He later establishes his political power with the co-operation of the Roman Senate.

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536 - Gothic War: The Byzantine general Belisarius enters Rome unopposed; the Gothic garrison flee the capital.

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730 - Battle of Marj Ardabil: The Khazars annihilate an Umayyad army and kill its commander, Al-Jarrah Ibn Abdallah Al-Hakami.

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Events595 years ago
Events489 years ago

1688 - Glorious Revolution: Williamite forces defeat Jacobites at Battle of Reading, forcing flight of James II from the country.

Events332 years ago

1775 - American Revolutionary War: British troops lose the Battle of Great Bridge, and leave Virginia soon afterward.

Events245 years ago

1793 - New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster.

Events227 years ago

1824 - Patriot forces led by General Antonio José de Sucre defeat a Royalist army in the Battle of Ayacucho, putting an end to the Peruvian War of Independence.

Events196 years ago
Events185 years ago

1851 - The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal.

Events169 years ago

1856 - The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.

Events164 years ago
Events159 years ago

1868 – The first traffic lights are installed, outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.

Events152 years ago

1872 - In Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first African-American governor of a U.S. state.

Events148 years ago

1892 - English football club Newcastle United is founded.

Events128 years ago

1897 - Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper La Fronde in Paris.

Events123 years ago

1905 - In France, the law separating church and state is passed.

Events115 years ago

1911 - A mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners despite rescue efforts led by the United States Bureau of Mines.

Events109 years ago

1917 - World War I: Field Marshal Allenby captures Jerusalem, Palestine.

Events103 years ago

1922 - Gabriel Narutowicz is elected the first president of Poland.

Events98 years ago

1931 - The Constituent Cortes approves a constitution which establishes the Second Spanish Republic.

Events89 years ago

1935 - Student protests in Beiping (now Beijing)'s Tiananmen Square, dispersed by government.

Events85 years ago

1935 - Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in a gangland murder.

Events85 years ago

1935 - The Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, later renamed the Heisman Trophy, is awarded for the first time. The winner is halfback Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago.

Events85 years ago

1937 - Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanking: Japanese troops under the command of Lt. Gen. Asaka Yasuhiko launch an assault on the Chinese city of Nanjing (Nanking).

Events83 years ago

1940 - World War II: Operation Compass: British and Indian troops under the command of Major-General Richard O'Connor attack Italian forces near Sidi Barrani in Egypt.

Events80 years ago

1941 - World War II: China, Cuba, Guatemala, and the Philippine Commonwealth declare war on Germany and Japan.

Events79 years ago

1941 - World War II: The American 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.

Events79 years ago

1946 - The "Subsequent Nuremberg trials" begin with the "Doctors' trial", prosecuting physicians and officers alleged to be involved in Nazi human experimentation and mass murder under the guise of euthanasia.

Events74 years ago

1946 - The Constituent Assembly of India meets for the first time to write the Constitution of India.

Events74 years ago

1948 - The Genocide Convention is adopted.

Events72 years ago

1950 - Cold War: Harry Gold is sentenced to 30 years in jail for helping Klaus Fuchs pass information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union. His testimony is later instrumental in the prosecution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

Events70 years ago

1953 - Red Scare: General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company.

Events67 years ago

1956 - Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810, a Canadair North Star, crashes near Hope, British Columbia, Canada, killing all 62 people on board.

Events64 years ago

1958 - The John Birch Society is founded in the United States.

Events62 years ago

1960 - The first episode of Coronation Street, the world's longest-running television soap opera, is broadcast in the United Kingdom.

Events60 years ago

1961 - Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.

Events59 years ago

1962 - The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.

Events58 years ago

1965 - Kecksburg UFO incident: A fireball is seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; witnesses report something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh.

Events55 years ago

1965 - A Charlie Brown Christmas, first in a series of Peanuts television specials, debuts on CBS.

Events55 years ago

1968 - Douglas Engelbart gave what became known as "The Mother of All Demos", publicly debuting the computer mouse, hypertext, and the bit-mapped graphical user interface using the oN-Line System (NLS).

Events52 years ago

1969 - U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers proposes his plan for a ceasefire in the War of Attrition; Egypt and Jordan accept it over the objections of the PLO, which leads to civil war in Jordan in September 1970.

Events51 years ago

1971 - Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Air Force executes an airdrop of Indian Army units, bypassing Pakistani defences.

Events49 years ago

1973 - British and Irish authorities sign the Sunningdale Agreement in an attempt to establish a power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive and a cross-border Council of Ireland.

Events47 years ago

1979 - The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first of only two diseases that have been driven to extinction (rinderpest in 2011 being the other).

Events41 years ago
Events33 years ago

1988 - The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland, is officially opened.

Events32 years ago

1992 - American troops land in Somalia for Operation Restore Hope.

Events28 years ago

1996 - Gwen Jacob is acquitted of committing an indecent act, giving women the right to be topfree in Ontario, Canada.

Events24 years ago

2003 - A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.

Events17 years ago

2008 - The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for crimes including attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

Events12 years ago

2012 - A plane crash in Mexico kills seven people.

Events8 years ago

2013 - At least seven are dead and 63 are injured following a train accident near Bintaro, Indonesia.

Events7 years ago

2015 - The start of the thirty-sixth GCC summit in Riyadh business.

Events5 years ago

2016 - President Park Geun-hye of South Korea is impeached by the country's National Assembly in response to a major political scandal. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn becomes Acting President, later declining to run for a full term.

Events4 years ago

2016 - At least 57 people are killed and a further 177 injured when two schoolgirl suicide bombers attack a market area in Madagali, Northeastern Nigeria in the Madagali suicide bombings.

Events4 years ago

2017 - The Marriage Amendment Bill receives royal assent and comes into effect, making Australia the 26th country to legalize same-sex marriage.

Events3 years ago

2019 - A volcano on White Island, New Zealand, kills at least 18 people after it erupts.

Events1 years ago

Births

Births628 years ago

1447 - Chenghua Emperor of China (d. 1487)

Births573 years ago
Births538 years ago

1508 - Gemma Frisius, Dutch mathematician and cartographer (d. 1555)

Births512 years ago

1561 - Edwin Sandys, English lawyer and politician (d. 1629)

Births459 years ago

1571 - Metius, Dutch mathematician and astronomer (d. 1635)

Births449 years ago

1579 - Martin de Porres, Peruvian saint (d. 1639)

Births441 years ago
Births426 years ago

1608 - John Milton, English poet and philosopher (d. 1674)

Births412 years ago

1610 - Baldassare Ferri, Italian singer and actor (d. 1680)

Births410 years ago

1617 - Richard Lovelace, English poet (d. 1657)

Births403 years ago

1652 - Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician and botanist (d. 1723)

Births368 years ago

1667 - William Whiston, English mathematician, historian, and theologian (d. 1752)

Births353 years ago

1717 - Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German archaeologist and historian (d. 1768)

Births303 years ago

1721 - Peter Pelham, English-American organist and composer (d. 1805)

Births299 years ago

1728 - Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian composer (d. 1804)

Births292 years ago

1742 - Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Swedish Pomeranian and German pharmaceutical chemist (d. 1786)

Births278 years ago

1745 - Maddalena Laura Sirmen, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1818)

Births275 years ago

1748 - Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist and academic (d. 1822)

Births272 years ago

1752 - Antoine Étienne de Tousard, French general and engineer (d. 1813)

Births268 years ago

1787 - John Dobson, English architect, designed Eldon Square and Lilburn Tower (d. 1865)

Births233 years ago

1779 - Tabitha Babbitt, American tool maker and inventor (d. 1853)

Births241 years ago

1806 - Jean-Olivier Chénier, Canadian physician (d. 1838)

Births214 years ago

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

Births207 years ago

1837 - Émile Waldteufel, French pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1915)

Births183 years ago

1842 - Peter Kropotkin, Russian zoologist, economist, geographer, and philosopher (d. 1921)

Births178 years ago

1845 - Joel Chandler Harris, American journalist and author (d. 1908)

Births175 years ago

1850 - Emma Abbott, American soprano and actress (d. 1891)

Births170 years ago

1861 - Hélène Smith, French psychic and occultist (d. 1929)

Births159 years ago

1867 - Gregorios Xenopoulos, Greek journalist and author (d. 1951)

Births153 years ago

1868 - Fritz Haber, Polish-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)

Births152 years ago

1870 - Ida S. Scudder, Indian physician and missionary (d. 1960)

Births150 years ago

1870 - Francisco S. Carvajal, Mexican lawyer and politician, president 1914 (d. 1932)

Births150 years ago

1871 - Joe Kelley, American baseball player and manager (d. 1943)

Births149 years ago

1873 - George Blewett, Canadian philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1912)

Births147 years ago

1875 - Harry Miller, American engineer (d. 1943)

Births145 years ago

1876 - Berton Churchill, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1940)

Births144 years ago

1882 - Elmer Booth, American actor (d. 1915)

Births138 years ago

1882 - Joaquín Turina, Spanish-French composer, critic, and educator (d. 1949)

Births138 years ago

1883 - Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician, theorist, and academic (d. 1950)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Alexander Papagos, Greek general and politician, 152nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1955)

Births137 years ago

1883 - Joseph Pilates, German-American fitness expert, developed Pilates (d. 1967)

Births137 years ago

1886 - Clarence Birdseye, American businessman, founded Birds Eye (d. 1956)

Births134 years ago

1887 - Tim Moore, American actor (d. 1958)

Births133 years ago

1889 - Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish-American runner (d. 1966)

Births131 years ago

1890 - Laura Salverson, Canadian author (d. 1970)

Births130 years ago

1891 - Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet and critic (d. 1917)

Births129 years ago

1892 - André Randall, French actor (d. 1974)

Births128 years ago

1895 - Dolores Ibárruri, Spanish activist, journalist and politician (d. 1989)

Births125 years ago

1895 - Conchita Supervía, Spanish soprano and actress (d. 1936)

Births125 years ago

1897 - Hermione Gingold, English actress and singer (d. 1987)

Births123 years ago

1898 - Irene Greenwood, Australian radio broadcaster and feminist and peace activist (d. 1992)

Births122 years ago

1898 - Emmett Kelly, American clown and actor (d. 1979)

Births122 years ago

1899 - Jean de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator (d. 1937)

Births121 years ago

1900 - Margaret Brundage, American illustrator, known for illustrating pulp magazine Weird Tales (d. 1976)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Albert Weisbord, American activist, founded the Communist League of Struggle (d. 1977)

Births120 years ago

1901 - Jean Mermoz, French pilot and politician (d. 1936)

Births119 years ago

1901 - Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian-German author and playwright (d. 1938)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Margaret Hamilton, American schoolteacher, actress and voice artist (d. 1985)

Births118 years ago

1904 - Robert Livingston, American actor and singer (d. 1988)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Dalton Trumbo, American author, screenwriter, and blacklistee (d. 1976)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Grace Hopper, American admiral and computer scientist, designed COBOL (d. 1992)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Freddy Martin, American bandleader and tenor saxophonist (d. 1983)

Births114 years ago

1909 - Douglas Fairbanks Jr., American captain, actor, and producer (d. 2000)

Births111 years ago

1911 - Broderick Crawford, American actor (d. 1986)

Births109 years ago

1911 - Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese colonel and businessman (d. 2007)

Births109 years ago

1912 - Tip O'Neill, American lawyer and politician, 55th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1994)

Births108 years ago

1912 - Jim Turnesa, American golfer (d. 1971)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Max Manus, Norwegian lieutenant (d. 1996)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Frances Reid, American actress (d. 2010)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Ljubica Sokić, Serbian painter and illustrator (d. 2009)

Births106 years ago

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

Births105 years ago

1915 - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German-Austrian soprano and actress (d. 2006)

Births105 years ago

1916 - Jerome Beatty Jr., American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 2002)

Births104 years ago

1916 - Kirk Douglas, American actor, singer, and producer

Births104 years ago

1916 - Colin McCool, Australian cricketer (d. 1986)

Births104 years ago

1917 - James Jesus Angleton, American CIA agent (d. 1987)

Births103 years ago

1917 - James Rainwater, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Joyce Redman, Irish-born British actress (d. 2012)

Births102 years ago

1919 - V. Dakshinamoorthy, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)

Births101 years ago

1919 - William Lipscomb, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

Births101 years ago

1920 - Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian economist and politician, 10th President of Italy (d. 2016)

Births100 years ago

1920 - Bruno Ruffo, Italian motorcycle racer and race car driver (d. 2007)

Births100 years ago

1922 - Redd Foxx, American actor (d. 1991)

Births98 years ago

1925 - Roy Rubin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, photographer, and mountaineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)

Births94 years ago

1926 - David Nathan, British journalist (d. 2001)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Jan Křesadlo, Czech-English psychologist and author (d. 1995)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Lorenzo Wright, American sprinter and coach (d. 1972)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Pierre Henry, French composer (d. 2017)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Joan Blos, American author and educator (d. 2017)

Births92 years ago

1928 - André Milhoux, Belgian race car driver

Births92 years ago

1928 - Dick Van Patten, American actor (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1929 - John Cassavetes, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Bob Hawke, Australian union leader and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2019)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Buck Henry, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2020)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Óscar Humberto Mejía Víctores, Guatemalan soldier and politician, 27th President of Guatemala (d. 2016)

Births90 years ago

1931 - William Reynolds, American actor

Births89 years ago

1931 - Ladislav Smoljak, Czech actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Paddi Edwards, English-American actress (d. 1999)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Donald Byrd, American trumpet player and academic (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Bill Hartack, American jockey (d. 2007)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Billy Edd Wheeler, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and playwright

Births88 years ago

1933 - Ashleigh Brilliant, English-American author and illustrator

Births87 years ago

1933 - Milt Campbell, American decathlete and football player (d. 2012)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Morton Downey Jr., American singer-songwriter, actor, and talk show host (d. 2001)

Births87 years ago

1933 - Orville Moody, American golfer (d. 2008)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Judi Dench, English actress

Births86 years ago

1934 - Junior Wells, American blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 1998)

Births86 years ago

1938 - David Houston, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Deacon Jones, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

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

Births82 years ago

1940 - Clancy Eccles, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Mehmet Ali Birand, Turkish journalist and author (d. 2013)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Beau Bridges, American actor, director, and producer

Births79 years ago

1941 - Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)

Births79 years ago

1942 - Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1997)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Dick Butkus, American football player, sportscaster, and actor

Births78 years ago

1942 - Germain Gagnon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1942 - Fred Jones, Australian rugby league player

Births78 years ago

1942 - Joe McGinniss, American journalist and author (d. 2014)

Births78 years ago

1942 - William Turnage, American conservationist (d. 2017)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Pit Martin, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Joanna Trollope, English author, playwright, and director

Births77 years ago

1943 - Kenny Vance, American singer-songwriter and music producer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Neil Innes, English singer-songwriter (d. 2019)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Ki Longfellow, American author, playwright, and producer

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bob O'Connor, American businessman and politician, 57th Mayor of Pittsburgh (d. 2006)

Births76 years ago

1945 - Michael Nouri, American actor

Births75 years ago

1946 - David Currie, Baron Currie of Marylebone, English economist and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Dennis Dunaway, American bass player and songwriter

Births74 years ago

1946 - Sonia Gandhi, Italian-Indian politician

Births74 years ago

1946 - Nicholas Reade, English bishop

Births74 years ago

1947 - Tom Daschle, American soldier, academic, and politician

Births73 years ago

1947 - Jaak Jõerüüt, Estonian politician, 24th Estonian Minister of Defense

Births73 years ago

1947 - Allan Jones, English cricketer and umpire

Births73 years ago

1948 - Marleen Gorris, Dutch director and screenwriter

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jonathan Sumption, English historian, author, and judge

Births72 years ago

1949 - Tom Kite, American golfer and architect

Births71 years ago

1950 - Joan Armatrading, Kittian-English singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births70 years ago

1952 - Liaqat Baloch, Pakistani politician

Births68 years ago

1952 - Michael Dorn, American actor and voice artist

Births68 years ago

1953 - Cornelis de Bondt, Dutch composer and educator

Births67 years ago

1953 - World B. Free, American basketball player

Births67 years ago

1953 - John Malkovich, American actor and producer

Births67 years ago

1954 - Phil Bryant, American academic and politician, 63rd Governor of Mississippi

Births66 years ago

1954 - Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourger lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Births66 years ago

1954 - Henk ten Cate, Dutch footballer and manager

Births66 years ago

1955 - Otis Birdsong, American basketball player and radio host

Births65 years ago

1955 - Chamras Saewataporn, Thai singer-songwriter

Births65 years ago

1956 - Sylvia, American country singer-songwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Jean-Pierre Thiollet, French journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1957 - Peter O'Mara, Australian guitarist and composer

Births63 years ago

1957 - Donny Osmond, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

Births63 years ago

1957 - Steve Taylor, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births63 years ago

1958 - Nick Seymour, Australian bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Susan Bullock, English soprano

Births61 years ago

1960 - Stefen Fangmeier, American visual effects designer and director

Births60 years ago

1960 - Caroline Lucas, English activist and politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Terry Moran, American journalist

Births60 years ago

1960 - Dobroslav Paraga, Croatian politician

Births60 years ago

1960 - Juan Samuel, Dominican-American baseball player and manager

Births60 years ago

1961 - David Anthony Higgins, American actor and screenwriter

Births59 years ago

1962 - Felicity Huffman, American actress and producer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Roxanne Swentzell, Santa Clara Pueblo (Native American) ceramic sculptor

Births58 years ago
Births57 years ago

1963 - Dave Hilton Jr., Canadian boxer

Births57 years ago

1964 - Michael Foster, American drummer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Ross Harrington, Australian rugby league player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Hape Kerkeling, German actor and singer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Les Kiss, Australian rugby league player

Births56 years ago

1964 - Johannes B. Kerner, German journalist and sportscaster

Births56 years ago

1964 - Paul Landers, German guitarist

Births56 years ago

1965 - Joe Ausanio, American baseball player and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Kirsten Gillibrand, American lawyer and politician

Births54 years ago

1966 - Dave Harold, English snooker player

Births54 years ago

1966 - Gideon Sa'ar, Israeli lawyer and politician, 24th Israeli Minister of Internal Affairs

Births54 years ago

1966 - Martin Taylor, English footballer and coach

Births54 years ago

1967 - Joshua Bell, American violinist and conductor

Births53 years ago

1967 - Jason Dozzell, English footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1968 - Brian Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births52 years ago

1968 - Brent Price, American basketball player

Births52 years ago

1969 - Jakob Dylan, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births51 years ago

1969 - Saskia Garel, Jamaican-Canadian singer-songwriter

Births51 years ago

1969 - Lori Greiner, American businesswoman

Births51 years ago

1969 - Bixente Lizarazu, French footballer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Raphaël Rouquier, French mathematician and academic

Births51 years ago

1970 - Kara DioGuardi, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Lance Krall, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

Births50 years ago

1971 - Geoff Barrow, English drummer, DJ, composer, and producer

Births49 years ago

1971 - Nick Hysong, American pole vaulter and coach

Births49 years ago

1971 - Petr Nedvěd, Czech-Canadian ice hockey player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Reiko Aylesworth, American actress

Births48 years ago

1972 - Tré Cool, German-American drummer and songwriter

Births48 years ago

1972 - Michael Corcoran, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Saima Wazed Hossain, Bangladeshi psychologist

Births48 years ago

1972 - Fabrice Santoro, Tahitian-French tennis player and sportscaster

Births48 years ago

1973 - Fabio Artico, Italian footballer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Vénuste Niyongabo, Burundian runner

Births47 years ago

1973 - Bárbara Padilla, Mexican-American soprano

Births47 years ago

1974 - Canibus, Jamaican-American rapper

Births46 years ago

1974 - Aloísio da Silva Filho, Brazilian footballer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Wendy Dillinger, American soccer player, coach, and manager

Births46 years ago

1976 - Chris Booker, American baseball player

Births44 years ago

1977 - Shayne Graham, American football player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Imogen Heap, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births43 years ago

1978 - Gastón Gaudio, Argentinian tennis player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Jesse Metcalfe, American actor and musician

Births42 years ago

1979 - Olivia Lufkin, Japanese-American singer-songwriter

Births41 years ago

1979 - Stephen McPhail, Irish footballer

Births41 years ago

1979 - Aiko Uemura, Japanese skier

Births41 years ago

1980 - Simon Helberg, American actor, comedian, and musician

Births40 years ago

1980 - Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian cyclist

Births40 years ago

1980 - Mark Riddell, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

Births40 years ago

1981 - Mardy Fish, American tennis player

Births39 years ago

1982 - Tamilla Abassova, Russian cyclist

Births38 years ago

1982 - Nathalie De Vos, Belgian runner

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ryan Grant, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Bastian Swillims, German sprinter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Jermaine Beckford, English-Jamaican footballer

Births37 years ago

1983 - Neslihan Demir Darnel, Turkish volleyball player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer

Births37 years ago

1984 - Michael Adam, German politician

Births36 years ago

1984 - Ángel Guirado, Spanish–Filipino footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Leon Hall, American football player

Births36 years ago

1985 - Wil Besseling, Dutch golfer

Births35 years ago

1987 - Kostas Giannoulis, Greek footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Mat Latos, American baseball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Hikaru Nakamura, Japanese-American chess player

Births33 years ago

1988 - Kwadwo Asamoah, Ghanaian footballer

Births32 years ago

1990 - Denise Hannema, Dutch cricketer

Births30 years ago

1991 - Choi Minho, Korean singer and actor

Births29 years ago

1993 - Mark McMorris, Canadian snowboarder

Births27 years ago

1993 - Laura Smulders, Dutch cyclist

Births27 years ago

1995 - McKayla Maroney, American gymnast

Births25 years ago

1996 - MyKayla Skinner, American gymnast

Births24 years ago

1999 - Riley Clemmons, American Christian musician

Births21 years ago

2000 - Diāna Ņikitina, Latvian figure skater

Births20 years ago

Deaths

730 - Al-Jarrah ibn Abdallah, Arab general

Deaths

748 - Nasr ibn Sayyar, Umayyad general and politician (b. 663)

Deaths

933 - Li Congrong, prince of Later Tang

Deaths

1117 - Gertrude of Brunswick, Markgräfin of Meißen

Deaths903 years ago
Deaths855 years ago

1242 - Richard le Gras, Lord Keeper of England and Abbot of Evesham

Deaths778 years ago

1268 - Vaišvilkas, Prince of Black Ruthenia, Grand Duke of Lithuania

Deaths752 years ago
Deaths721 years ago
Deaths583 years ago

1544 - Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (b. 1491)

Deaths476 years ago

1565 - Pope Pius IV (b. 1499)

Deaths455 years ago

1603 - William Watson, English priest (b. 1559)

Deaths417 years ago

1625 - Ubbo Emmius, Dutch historian and geographer (b. 1547)

Deaths395 years ago

1636 - Fabian Birkowski, Polish preacher and author (b. 1566)

Deaths384 years ago

1641 - Anthony van Dyck, Belgian-English painter and illustrator (b. 1599)

Deaths379 years ago

1669 - Pope Clement IX (b. 1600)

Deaths351 years ago

1674 - Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, English historian and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1609)

Deaths346 years ago
Deaths314 years ago

1718 - Vincenzo Coronelli, Italian monk and cartographer (b. 1650)

Deaths302 years ago

1761 - Tarabai, Queen of Chatrapati Rajaram (b. 1675)

Deaths259 years ago

1793 - Yolande de Polastron, French-Austrian educator (b. 1749)

Deaths227 years ago

1798 - Johann Reinhold Forster, German pastor, botanist, and ornithologist (b. 1729)

Deaths222 years ago

1830 - Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon, botanist, and academic (b. 1757)

Deaths190 years ago

1854 - Almeida Garrett, Portuguese journalist and author (b. 1799)

Deaths166 years ago

1858 - Robert Baldwin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Premier of Canada West (b. 1804)

Deaths162 years ago

1887 - Mahmadu Lamine, Senegalese religious leader

Deaths133 years ago

1906 - Ferdinand Brunetière, French author and critic (b. 1849)

Deaths114 years ago

1916 - Natsume Sōseki, Japanese author and poet (b. 1867)

Deaths104 years ago

1924 - Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer and educator (b. 1854)

Deaths96 years ago

1930 - Rube Foster, American baseball player and manager (b. 1879)

Deaths90 years ago

1932 - Karl Blossfeldt, German photographer, sculptor, and educator (b. 1865)

Deaths88 years ago

1932 - Begum Rokeya, Bangladeshi social worker and author (b. 1880)

Deaths88 years ago

1935 - Walter Liggett, American journalist and activist (b. 1886)

Deaths85 years ago

1937 - Lilias Armstrong, English phonetician (b. 1882)

Deaths83 years ago

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

Deaths83 years ago

1941 - Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Russian author, poet, and philosopher (b. 1865)

Deaths79 years ago

1943 - Georges Dufrénoy, French painter (b. 1870)

Deaths77 years ago

1944 - Laird Cregar, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths76 years ago

1945 - Yun Chi-ho, South Korean activist and politician (b. 1864)

Deaths75 years ago

1957 - Ali İhsan Sâbis, Turkish general (b. 1882)

Deaths63 years ago

1963 - Daniel O. Fagunwa, Nigerian author and educator (b. 1903)

Deaths57 years ago

1963 - Perry Miller, American historian, author, and academic (b. 1905)

Deaths57 years ago

1964 - Edith Sitwell, English poet and critic (b. 1887)

Deaths56 years ago

1965 - Branch Rickey, American baseball player and manager (b. 1884)

Deaths55 years ago

1967 - Charles Léon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and judge, 3rd President of the European Court of Justice (b. 1898)

Deaths53 years ago

1968 - Enoch L. Johnson, American mob boss (b. 1883)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Artem Mikoyan, Armenian-Russian engineer and businessman, co-founded the Mikoyan Company (b. 1905)

Deaths50 years ago

1970 - Feroz Khan Noon, Pakistani politician, 7th Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)

Deaths50 years ago

1971 - Ralph Bunche, American political scientist, academic, and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

Deaths49 years ago

1971 - Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor and painter (b. 1874)

Deaths49 years ago
Deaths49 years ago

1972 - Louella Parsons, American writer and columnist (b. 1881)

Deaths48 years ago

1975 - William A. Wellman, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1896)

Deaths45 years ago

1979 - Fulton J. Sheen, American archbishop (b. 1895)

Deaths41 years ago

1982 - Leon Jaworski, American lawyer and politician (b. 1905)

Deaths38 years ago

1991 - Berenice Abbott, American photographer (b. 1898)

Deaths29 years ago

1992 - Vincent Gardenia, American actor (b. 1922)

Deaths28 years ago

1993 - Danny Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer and manager (b. 1926)

Deaths27 years ago

1995 - Toni Cade Bambara, American author and academic (b. 1939)

Deaths25 years ago

1995 - Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (b. 1907)

Deaths25 years ago

1996 - Patty Donahue, American singer-songwriter (b. 1956)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Mary Leakey, English archaeologist and anthropologist (b. 1913)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Alain Poher, French lawyer and politician (b. 1909)

Deaths24 years ago

1996 - Diana Morgan, Welsh playwright and screenwriter (b. 1908)

Deaths24 years ago

1998 - Shaughnessy Cohen, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1948)

Deaths22 years ago

1998 - Archie Moore, American boxer and actor (b. 1913)

Deaths22 years ago

2001 - Michael Carver, Baron Carver, English field marshal (b. 1915)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Mary Hansen, Australian singer and guitarist (b. 1966)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Ian Hornak, American painter and sculptor (b. 1944)

Deaths18 years ago

2002 - Stan Rice, American painter and poet (b. 1942)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Norm Sloan, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)

Deaths17 years ago

2003 - Paul Simon, American soldier, journalist, and politician, 39th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (b. 1928)

Deaths17 years ago

2005 - György Sándor, Hungarian-American pianist and educator (b. 1912)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Robert Sheckley, American author (b. 1928)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Georgia Gibbs, American singer (b. 1919)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Rafael Sperafico, Brazilian race car driver (b. 1981)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Gordon Zahn, American sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Ibrahim Dossey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1972)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Yury Glazkov, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1939)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Gene Barry, American actor (b. 1919)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - James Moody, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer (b. 1925)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Dov Shilansky, Lithuanian-Israeli lawyer and politician, 10th Speaker of the Knesset (b. 1924)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Béla Nagy Abodi, Hungarian painter and academic (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Patrick Moore, English lieutenant, astronomer, and educator (b. 1923)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Alex Moulton, English engineer and businessman, founded the Moulton Bicycle Company (b. 1920)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jenni Rivera, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (b. 1969)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Charles Rosen, American pianist and musicologist (b. 1927)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Riccardo Schicchi, Italian director and producer, co-founded Diva Futura (b. 1953)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor, co-created the bar code (b. 1921)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - John Gabbert, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (b. 1909)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Barbara Hesse-Bukowska, Polish pianist and educator (b. 1930)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Eleanor Parker, American actress (b. 1922)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - John Wilbur, American football player (b. 1943)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Sacvan Bercovitch, Canadian-American author, critic, and academic (b. 1933)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jane Freilicher, American painter and poet (b. 1924)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jorge María Mejía, Argentinian cardinal (b. 1923)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Mary Ann Mobley, American model and actress, Miss America 1959 (b. 1937)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Blagoje Paunović, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1947)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Jože Toporišič, Slovenian linguist and author (b. 1926)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Soshana Afroyim, Austrian painter (b. 1927)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Norman Breslow, American statistician and academic (b. 1941)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Juvenal Juvêncio, Brazilian lawyer and politician (b. 1934)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Julio Terrazas Sandoval, Bolivian cardinal (b. 1936)

Deaths5 years ago

2019Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer (b. 1958)

Deaths1 years ago

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