Holidays and observances

Kurdistan flag day

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

Events

497 BC - The first Saturnalia festival was celebrated in ancient Rome.

Events

546 - Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoths under king Totila plunder the city, by bribing the Byzantine garrison.

Events

920 - Romanos I Lekapenos is crowned co-emperor of the underage Constantine VII.

Events

942 - Assassination of William I of Normandy.

Events

1398 - Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur.

Events622 years ago
Events482 years ago
Events437 years ago
Events434 years ago

1718 - War of the Quadruple Alliance: Great Britain declares war on Spain.

Events302 years ago

1777 - American Revolution: France formally recognizes the United States.

Events243 years ago

1790 - The Aztec calendar stone is discovered at El Zócalo, Mexico City.

Events230 years ago

1807 - Napoleonic Wars: France issues the Milan Decree, which confirms the Continental System.

Events213 years ago

1812 - War of 1812: U.S. forces attack a Lenape village in the Battle of the Mississinewa.

Events208 years ago

1819 - Simón Bolívar declares the independence of Gran Colombia in Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela).

Events201 years ago

1835 - The second Great Fire of New York destroys 50 acres (200,000 square meters) of New York City's Financial District.

Events185 years ago
Events183 years ago
Events158 years ago

1865 - First performance of the Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert.

Events155 years ago

1892 - First issue of Vogue is published.

Events128 years ago

1896 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Schenley Park Casino, which was the first multi-purpose arena with the technology to create an artificial ice surface in North America, is destroyed in a fire.

Events124 years ago

1903 - The Wright brothers make the first controlled powered, heavier-than-air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Events117 years ago

1907 - Ugyen Wangchuck is crowned first King of Bhutan.

Events113 years ago

1913 - A spur of the Shaker Heights streetcar line opens, the first line of the eventual Cleveland RTA Rapid Transit system.

Events107 years ago

1918 - Darwin Rebellion: Up to 1,000 demonstrators march on Government House in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

Events102 years ago

1919 - Uruguay becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

Events101 years ago

1926 - Antanas Smetona assumes power in Lithuania as the 1926 coup d'état is successful.

Events94 years ago

1927 - Indian revolutionary Rajendra Lahiri is hanged in Gonda jail, Uttar Pradesh, India, two days before the scheduled date.

Events93 years ago

1928 - Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru assassinate British police officer James Saunders in Lahore, Punjab, to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai at the hands of the police. The three were executed in 1931.

Events92 years ago

1933 - The first NFL Championship Game is played. The game was at Wrigley Field between the New York Giants and Chicago Bears. The Bears won 23–21.

Events87 years ago

1935 - First flight of the Douglas DC-3.

Events85 years ago

1938 - Otto Hahn discovers the nuclear fission of the heavy element uranium, the scientific and technological basis of nuclear energy.

Events82 years ago
Events81 years ago

1941 - World War II: Japanese forces land in Northern Borneo.

Events79 years ago

1943 - All Chinese are again permitted to become citizens of the United States upon the repeal of the Act of 1882 and the introduction of the Magnuson Act.

Events77 years ago

1946 - Kurdistan flag day, the flag of Kurdistan was raised for the first time in Mahabad in eastern Kurdistan (Iran).

Events74 years ago
Events73 years ago

1948 - The Finnish Security Police is established to remove communist leadership from its predecessor, the State Police.

Events72 years ago

1950 - The F-86 Sabre's first mission over Korea.

Events70 years ago

1951 - The American Civil Rights Congress delivers "We Charge Genocide" to the United Nations.

Events69 years ago

1957 - The United States successfully launches the first Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Events63 years ago

1960 - Troops loyal to Emperor Haile Selassie in Ethiopia crush the coup that began December 13, returning power to their leader upon his return from Brazil. Haile Selassie absolves his son of any guilt.

Events60 years ago

1960 - Munich C-131 crash: Twenty passengers and crew on board as well as 32 people on the ground are killed.

Events60 years ago

1961 - Niterói circus fire: Fire breaks out during a performance by the Gran Circus Norte-Americano in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, killing more than 500.

Events59 years ago
Events53 years ago

1969 - Project Blue Book: The United States Air Force closes its study of UFOs.

Events51 years ago

1970 - Polish protests: In Gdynia, soldiers fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.

Events50 years ago

1973 - Thirty passengers are killed in an attack by Palestinian terrorists on Rome's Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport.

Events47 years ago

1981 - American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is abducted by the Red Brigades in Verona, Italy.

Events39 years ago

1983 - Provisional IRA members detonate a car bomb at Harrods Department Store in London. Three police officers and three civilians are killed.

Events37 years ago

1989 - Romanian Revolution: Protests continue in Timișoara, Romania, with rioters breaking into the Romanian Communist Party's District Committee building and attempting to set it on fire.

Events31 years ago

1989 - Fernando Collor de Mello defeats Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the second round of the Brazilian presidential election, becoming the first democratically elected President in almost 30 years.

Events31 years ago

1989 - The Simpsons premieres on television with the episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire".

Events31 years ago

2002 - Second Congo War: The Congolese parties of the Inter Congolese Dialogue sign a peace accord which makes provision for transitional governance and legislative and presidential elections within two years.

Events18 years ago

2003 - The Soham murder trial ends at the Old Bailey in London, with Ian Huntley found guilty of two counts of murder. His girlfriend, Maxine Carr, is found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

Events17 years ago
Events17 years ago

2005 - Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicates the throne as King of Bhutan.

Events15 years ago

2009 - MV Danny F II sinks off the coast of Lebanon, resulting in the deaths of 44 people and over 28,000 animals.

Events11 years ago

2010 - Mohamed Bouazizi sets himself on fire. This act became the catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the wider Arab Spring.

Events10 years ago

2014 - The United States and Cuba re-establish diplomatic relations after severing them in 1961.

Events6 years ago

Births

1239 - Kujō Yoritsugu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1256)

Births781 years ago

1267 - Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)

Births753 years ago

1554 - Ernest of Bavaria, Roman Catholic bishop (d. 1612)

Births466 years ago

1556 - Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, Pakistani-Indian poet (d. 1627)

Births464 years ago

1616 - Roger L'Estrange, English pamphleteer and author (d. 1704)

Births404 years ago
Births401 years ago

1632 - Anthony Wood, English historian and author (d. 1695)

Births388 years ago

1685 - Thomas Tickell, English poet (d. 1740)

Births335 years ago

1699 - Charles-Louis Mion, French composer and educator (d. 1775)

Births321 years ago

1706 - Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1749)

Births314 years ago
Births286 years ago

1749 - Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer and educator (d. 1801)

Births271 years ago

1778 - Humphry Davy, English chemist and physicist (d. 1829)

Births242 years ago

1796 - Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1865)

Births224 years ago

1797 - Joseph Henry, American physicist and engineer (d. 1878)

Births223 years ago

1807 - John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet and activist (d. 1892)

Births213 years ago

1812 - Vilhelm Petersen, Danish painter (d. 1880)

Births208 years ago

1827 - Alexander Wassilko von Serecki, Austrian lawyer and politician (d. 1893)

Births193 years ago

1830 - Jules de Goncourt, French author and critic (d. 1870)

Births190 years ago

1835 - Alexander Emanuel Agassiz, Swiss-American ichthyologist and engineer (d. 1910)

Births185 years ago

1840 - Nozu Michitsura, Japanese field marshal (d. 1908)

Births180 years ago

1842 - Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician and academic (d. 1899)

Births178 years ago

1847 - Émile Faguet, French author and critic (d. 1916)

Births173 years ago

1853 - Pierre Paul Émile Roux, French physician and immunologist, co-founded the Pasteur Institute (d. 1933)

Births167 years ago

1859 - Paul César Helleu, French painter and illustrator (d. 1927)

Births161 years ago

1866 - Kazys Grinius, Lithuanian physician and politician, 3rd President of Lithuania (d. 1950)

Births154 years ago

1873 - Ford Madox Ford, English novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1939)

Births147 years ago

1874 - William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canadian economist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1950)

Births146 years ago

1881 - Aubrey Faulkner, South African-English cricketer and coach (d. 1930)

Births139 years ago

1884 - Alison Uttley, English children's book writer (d. 1976)

Births136 years ago

1887 - Josef Lada, Czech painter and illustrator (d. 1957)

Births133 years ago
Births130 years ago

1892 - Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (d. 1950)

Births128 years ago

1893 - Charles C. Banks, English captain and pilot (d. 1971)

Births127 years ago

1893 - Erwin Piscator, German director and producer (d. 1966)

Births127 years ago

1894 - Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (d. 1979)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Patrick Flynn, Irish-American runner and soldier (d. 1969)

Births126 years ago

1894 - Wim Schermerhorn, Dutch cartographer, engineer, and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1977)

Births126 years ago

1895 - Gerald Patterson, Australian tennis player (d. 1967)

Births125 years ago

1898 - Loren Murchison, American sprinter (d. 1979)

Births122 years ago

1900 - Mary Cartwright, English mathematician and academic, one of the first people to analyze a dynamical system with chaos (d. 1998)

Births120 years ago

1900 - Katina Paxinou, Greek actress (d. 1973)

Births120 years ago

1903 - Erskine Caldwell, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1987)

Births117 years ago

1903 - Ray Noble, English bandleader, composer, and actor (d. 1978)

Births117 years ago

1904 - Paul Cadmus, American painter and illustrator (d. 1999)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Simo Häyhä, Finnish soldier and sniper (d. 2002)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Mohammad Hidayatullah, 11th Chief Justice of India, and politician, 6th Vice President of India (d. 1992)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Erico Verissimo, Brazilian author and translator (d. 1975)

Births115 years ago

1906 - Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and conductor (d. 1994)

Births114 years ago

1906 - Russell C. Newhouse, American pilot and engineer (d. 1998)

Births114 years ago

1908 - Willard Libby, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)

Births112 years ago

1910 - Eknath Easwaran, Indian-American educator and author (d. 1999)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Sy Oliver, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (d. 1988)

Births110 years ago

1912 - Edward Short, Baron Glenamara, English captain and politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 2012)

Births108 years ago

1913 - Burt Baskin, American businessman, co-founded Baskin-Robbins (d. 1967)

Births107 years ago

1914 - Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (d. 2005)

Births106 years ago

1914 - Fernando Alonso, Cuban ballet dancer, co-founded the Cuban National Ballet (d. 2013)

Births106 years ago

1916 - Penelope Fitzgerald, English author and poet (d. 2000)

Births104 years ago

1917 - Kenneth Dike, Nigerian historian, author, and academic (d. 1983)

Births103 years ago

1920 - Kenneth E. Iverson, Canadian computer scientist, developed the APL programming language (d. 2004)

Births100 years ago

1921 - Lore Berger, German-Swiss author and translator (d. 1943)

Births99 years ago

1922 - Alan Voorhees, American engineer and academic (d. 2005)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian and scholar (d. 2006)

Births97 years ago

1926 - Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (d. 1985)

Births94 years ago

1926 - John Hans Krebs, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Stephen Lewis, English actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright (d. 2015)

Births94 years ago

1927 - Richard Long, American actor and director (d. 1974)

Births93 years ago

1927 - Edward Meneeley, American painter and sculptor (d. 2012)

Births93 years ago

1928 - Marilyn Beck, American journalist (d. 2014)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Eli Beeding, American captain and pilot (d. 2013)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Doyle Conner, American farmer and politician, 7th Florida Commissioner of Agriculture (d. 2012)

Births92 years ago

1929 - William Safire, American journalist and author (d. 2009)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Bob Guccione, American photographer and publisher, founded Penthouse (d. 2010)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Armin Mueller-Stahl, German actor and painter

Births90 years ago

1930 - Dorothy Rowe, Australian psychologist and author (d. 2019)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Gerald Finnerman, American director and cinematographer (d. 2011)

Births89 years ago

1931 - Dave Madden, Canadian-American actor (d. 2014)

Births89 years ago

1931 - James McGaugh, American neurobiologist and psychologist

Births89 years ago

1932 - John Bond, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)

Births88 years ago

1934 - Irving Petlin, American painter and academic (d. 2018)

Births86 years ago

1934 - Ray Wilson, English footballer and manager (d. 2018)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Brian Langford, English cricketer (d. 2013)

Births85 years ago

1935 - Cal Ripken Sr., American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1999)

Births85 years ago
Births84 years ago

1936 - Tommy Steele, English singer, guitarist, and actor

Births84 years ago

1937 - Brian Hayes, Australian-English radio host

Births83 years ago

1937 - Art Neville, American singer and keyboard player (d. 2019)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Kerry Packer, Australian businessman, founded World Series Cricket (d. 2005)

Births83 years ago

1937 - John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (d. 1969)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Calvin Waller, American general (d. 1996)

Births83 years ago

1938 - Peter Snell, New Zealand runner (d. 2019)

Births82 years ago

1939 - James Booker, American pianist (d. 1983)

Births81 years ago

1939 - Eddie Kendricks, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 1992)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Kåre Valebrokk, Norwegian journalist (d. 2013)

Births80 years ago

1940 - María Elena Velasco, Mexican actress, singer, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Births80 years ago

1941 - Dave Dee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)

Births79 years ago

1941 - Stan Mudenge, Zimbabwean historian and politician, Zimbabwean Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2012)

Births79 years ago
Births78 years ago

1942 - Paul Butterfield, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1987)

Births78 years ago

1943 - Ron Geesin, Scottish pianist and composer

Births77 years ago

1944 - Jack L. Chalker, American author and educator (d. 2005)

Births76 years ago

1944 - Carlo M. Croce, Italian-American oncologist and academic

Births76 years ago

1944 - Bernard Hill, English actor

Births76 years ago

1945 - Ernie Hudson, American actor

Births75 years ago

1945 - David Mallet, British director

Births75 years ago

1945 - Chris Matthews, American journalist and author

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jüri Talvet, Estonian poet and critic

Births75 years ago

1945 - Jacqueline Wilson, English author and academic

Births75 years ago

1946 - Simon Bates, English radio host

Births74 years ago

1946 - Eugene Levy, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

Births74 years ago

1947 - Wes Studi, American actor and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Valery Belousov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)

Births72 years ago

1948 - Jim Bonfanti, American rock drummer

Births72 years ago

1948 - Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Turkish economist and politician

Births72 years ago

1949 - Sotiris Kaiafas, Cypriot footballer

Births71 years ago

1949 - Paul Rodgers, English singer-songwriter and producer

Births71 years ago

1950 - Laurence F. Johnson, American educator and author

Births70 years ago

1950 - Maurice Peoples, American sprinter and coach

Births70 years ago

1951 - Pat Hill, American football player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Ken Hitchcock, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births69 years ago

1951 - Tatyana Kazankina, Russian runner

Births69 years ago

1953 - Bill Pullman, American actor

Births67 years ago

1954 - Sergėjus Jovaiša, Lithuanian basketball player

Births66 years ago

1955 - Brad Davis, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

Births65 years ago

1956 - Peter Farrelly, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Dominic Lawson, English journalist and author

Births64 years ago

1956 - Totka Petrova, Bulgarian runner

Births64 years ago

1957 - Wendy Hoyte, English sprinter

Births63 years ago

1957 - Bob Ojeda, American baseball player and coach

Births63 years ago

1958 - Mike Mills, American bass player, songwriter, and producer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Bob Stinson, American songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)

Births61 years ago

1961 - Mansoor al-Jamri, Bahraini journalist and author

Births59 years ago

1962 - Paul Dobson, English footballer

Births58 years ago

1962 - Galina Malchugina, Russian sprinter

Births58 years ago

1962 - Rocco Mediate, American golfer and journalist

Births58 years ago

1964 - Frank Musil, Czech ice hockey player and coach

Births56 years ago

1964 - Joe Wolf, American basketball player and coach

Births56 years ago

1965 - Craig Berube, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Births55 years ago

1966 - Tracy Byrd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births54 years ago

1966 - Kristiina Ojuland, Estonian politician, 23rd Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Births54 years ago

1967 - Vincent Damphousse, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

Births53 years ago

1967 - Karsten Neitzel, German footballer and manager

Births53 years ago

1968 - Claudio Suárez, Mexican footballer

Births52 years ago

1968 - Paul Tracy, Canadian race car driver and sportscaster

Births52 years ago

1969 - Laurie Holden, American actress and model

Births51 years ago

1969 - Inna Lasovskaya, Russian triple jumper

Births51 years ago

1969 - Chuck Liddell, American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer

Births51 years ago

1969 - Mick Quinn, English singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer

Births51 years ago

1971 - Alan Khan, South African radio and TV presenter

Births49 years ago

1971 - Antoine Rigaudeau, French basketball player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Iván Pedroso, Cuban long jumper and coach

Births48 years ago

1973 - Eddie Fisher, American drummer

Births47 years ago

1973 - Konstadinos Gatsioudis, Greek javelin thrower

Births47 years ago

1973 - Rian Johnson, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births47 years ago

1973 - Paula Radcliffe, English runner

Births47 years ago

1973 - Hasan Vural, German-Turkish footballer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Charl Langeveldt, South African cricketer

Births46 years ago

1974 - Sarah Paulson, American actress

Births46 years ago

1974 - Giovanni Ribisi, American actor

Births46 years ago

1975 - Nick Dinsmore, American wrestler and trainer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Susanthika Jayasinghe, Sri Lankan sprinter

Births45 years ago

1975 - Milla Jovovich, Ukrainian-American actress

Births45 years ago

1976 - Éric Bédard, Canadian speed skater and coach

Births44 years ago

1976 - Nir Davidovich, Israeli footballer and manager

Births44 years ago

1976 - Patrick Müller, Swiss footballer

Births44 years ago

1976 - Andrew Simpson, English sailor (d. 2013)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Takeo Spikes, American football player and sportscaster

Births44 years ago

1977 - Arnaud Clément, French tennis player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Samuel Påhlsson, Swedish ice hockey player

Births43 years ago

1977 - Katheryn Winnick, Canadian actress

Births43 years ago

1977 - Maria Brink, American singer and songwriter

Births43 years ago

1978 - Alex Cintrón, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and sportscaster

Births42 years ago

1978 - Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer and politician

Births42 years ago

1978 - Neil Sanderson, Canadian drummer and songwriter

Births42 years ago

1978 - Chase Utley, American baseball player

Births42 years ago

1978 - Riteish Deshmukh, Indian film actor, producer and architect

Births42 years ago

1979 - Matt Murley, American ice hockey player

Births41 years ago

1979 - Paul Smith, English footballer

Births41 years ago

1980 - Ryan Hunter-Reay, American race car driver

Births40 years ago

1980 - Alexandra Papageorgiou, Greek hammer thrower

Births40 years ago

1980 - Eli Pariser, American activist and author

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jerry Hsu, American skateboarder and photographer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Tim Wiese, German footballer

Births39 years ago

1982 - Josh Barfield, American baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Lorenzo Cittadini, Italian rugby player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Craig Kielburger, Canadian activist and author

Births38 years ago

1982 - Stéphane Lasme, Gabonese basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Ryan Moats, American football player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Onur Özsu, Turkish singer-songwriter

Births38 years ago

1983 - Erik Christensen, Canadian ice hockey player

Births37 years ago

1983 - Haron Keitany, Kenyan runner

Births37 years ago

1983 - Sébastien Ogier, French race car driver

Births37 years ago

1984 - Luis Maria Alfageme, Argentinian footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Julian Bennett, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Andrew Davies, English footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Mikky Ekko, American singer-songwriter and producer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Shannon Woodward, American actress

Births36 years ago

1985 - Łukasz Broź, Polish footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Craig Reid, English footballer

Births35 years ago

1985 - Greg James, English radio presenter and comedian

Births35 years ago

1986 - Emma Bell, American actress

Births34 years ago

1986 - Frank Winterstein, Australian-Samoan rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Maryna Arzamasova, Belorussian middle-distance runner

Births33 years ago

1987 - Bo Guagua, Chinese businessman

Births33 years ago

1987 - Chelsea Manning, American soldier and intelligence analyst

Births33 years ago

1988 - Liisa Ehrberg, Estonian cyclist

Births32 years ago

1988 - Grethe Grünberg, Estonian ice dancer

Births32 years ago

1988 - Kris Joseph, Canadian basketball player

Births32 years ago

1988 - David Rudisha, Kenyan runner

Births32 years ago

1988 - Craig Sutherland, Scottish footballer

Births32 years ago

1991 - James Hurst, American football player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Jordan Rankin, Australian rugby league player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Atsedu Tsegay, Ethiopian runner

Births29 years ago

1992 - Joshua Ingram, Canadian drummer and percussionist

Births28 years ago

1992 - Quinton de Kock, South African cricketer

Births28 years ago

1993 - Patricia Kú Flores, Peruvian tennis player

Births27 years ago

1994 - Lloyd Perrett, New Zealand rugby league player

Births26 years ago

1994 - Nat Wolff, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player and actor

Births26 years ago

1996 - Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Russian figure skater

Births24 years ago

1997 - Naiktha Bains, British-Australian tennis player

Births23 years ago

1997 - Shoma Uno, Japanese figure skater

Births23 years ago

1998 - Jasmine Armfield, English actress

Births22 years ago

1998 - Martin Ødegaard, Norwegian footballer

Births22 years ago

Deaths

Deaths
Deaths

908 - Abdallah ibn al-Mu'tazz, Abbasid prince and poet, anti-caliph for one day

Deaths1112 years ago

942 - William I, duke of Normandy

Deaths

1187 - Pope Gregory VIII (b. 1100)

Deaths833 years ago
Deaths825 years ago

1273 - Rumi, Persian jurist, theologian, and poet (b. 1207)

Deaths747 years ago

1419 - William Gascoigne, Chief Justice of England

Deaths601 years ago
Deaths549 years ago

1562 - Eleonora di Toledo, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (b. 1522)

Deaths458 years ago
Deaths357 years ago
Deaths299 years ago

1830 - Simón Bolívar, Venezuelan general and politician, 2nd President of Venezuela (b. 1783)

Deaths190 years ago

1833 - Kaspar Hauser, German feral child (b. 1812)

Deaths187 years ago
Deaths173 years ago

1857 - Francis Beaufort, Irish hydrographer and officer in the Royal Navy (b. 1774)

Deaths163 years ago

1904 - William Shiels, Irish-Australian politician, 16th Premier of Victoria (b. 1848)

Deaths116 years ago

1907 - William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish physicist and engineer (b. 1824)

Deaths113 years ago
Deaths111 years ago

1917 - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, English physician and activist (b. 1836)

Deaths103 years ago

1927 - Rajendra Lahiri, Indian activist (b. 1892)

Deaths93 years ago

1928 - Frank Rinehart, American photographer (b. 1861)

Deaths92 years ago

1929 - Manuel de Oliveira Gomes da Costa, Portuguese general and politician, 10th President of Portugal (b. 1863)

Deaths91 years ago

1930 - Peter Warlock, Welsh composer and critic (b. 1894)

Deaths90 years ago

1932 - Charles Winckler, Danish discus thrower, shot putter, and tug of war competitor (b. 1867)

Deaths88 years ago

1933 - 13th Dalai Lama (b. 1876)

Deaths87 years ago

1940 - Alicia Boole Stott, Anglo-Irish mathematician and academic (b. 1860)

Deaths80 years ago

1942 - Allen Bathurst, Lord Apsley, English lieutenant and politician (b. 1895)

Deaths78 years ago

1947 - Christos Tsigiridis, Greek engineer (b. 1877)

Deaths73 years ago

1956 - Eddie Acuff, American actor (b. 1903)

Deaths64 years ago

1957 - Dorothy L. Sayers, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1893)

Deaths63 years ago

1962 - Thomas Mitchell, American actor (b. 1892)

Deaths58 years ago

1964 - Victor Francis Hess, Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1883)

Deaths56 years ago

1967 - Harold Holt, Australian lawyer and politician, 17th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)

Deaths53 years ago

1970 - Oliver Waterman Larkin, American historian, author, and educator (b. 1896)

Deaths50 years ago

1978 - Don Ellis, American trumpet player, composer, and bandleader (b. 1934)

Deaths42 years ago

1981 - Antiochos Evangelatos, Greek composer and conductor (b. 1903)

Deaths39 years ago

1982 - Homer S. Ferguson, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1889)

Deaths38 years ago

1986 - Guillermo Cano Isaza, Colombian journalist (b. 1925)

Deaths34 years ago

1987 - Linda Wong, American porn actress (b. 1951)

Deaths33 years ago

1987 - Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian-American author and poet (b. 1903)

Deaths33 years ago

1992 - Günther Anders, German journalist and philosopher (b. 1902)

Deaths28 years ago

1992 - Dana Andrews, American actor (b. 1909)

Deaths28 years ago

1999 - Rex Allen, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1920)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - Grover Washington Jr., American singer-songwriter and saxophonist (b. 1943)

Deaths21 years ago

1999 - C. Vann Woodward, American historian and academic (b. 1908)

Deaths21 years ago

2002 - K. W. Devanayagam, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 10th Sri Lankan Minister of Justice (b. 1910)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Otto Graham, American football player and coach (b. 1921)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Tom Wesselmann, American painter and sculptor (b. 1931)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Jack Anderson, American journalist and author (b. 1922)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Marc Favreau, Canadian actor and poet (b. 1929)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Haljand Udam, Estonian orientalist and academic (d. 1936)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Larry Sherry, American baseball player and coach (b. 1935)

Deaths14 years ago

2008 - Sammy Baugh, American football player and coach (b. 1914)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Freddy Breck, German singer-songwriter, producer, and journalist (b. 1942)

Deaths12 years ago

2008 - Dave Smith, American baseball player and coach (b. 1955)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Chris Henry, American football player (b. 1983)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Jennifer Jones, American actress (b. 1919)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Alaina Reed Hall, American actress (b. 1946)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Captain Beefheart, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Walt Dropo, American basketball and baseball player (b. 1923)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Ralph Coates, English footballer (b. 1946)

Deaths10 years ago

2011 - Eva Ekvall, Venezuelan journalist and author, Miss Venezuela 2000 (b. 1983)

Deaths9 years ago

2011 - Kim Jong-il, North Korean commander and politician, 2nd Supreme Leader of North Korea (b. 1941)

Deaths9 years ago

2012 - Richard Adams, Filipino-American activist (b. 1947)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - James Gower, American priest and activist, co-founded the College of the Atlantic (b. 1922)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Daniel Inouye, American captain and politician (b. 1924)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Laurier LaPierre, Canadian historian, journalist, and politician (b. 1929)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Frank Pastore, American baseball player and radio host (b. 1957)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - Fred Bruemmer, Latvian-Canadian photographer (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Ricardo María Carles Gordó, Spanish cardinal (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Richard Heffner, American historian and television host (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Tetsurō Kashibuchi, Japanese drummer, songwriter, and producer (b. 1950)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Janet Rowley, American geneticist and biologist (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Conny van Rietschoten, Dutch sailor (b. 1926)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Dieter Grau, German-American scientist and engineer (b. 1913)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Richard C. Hottelet, American journalist (b. 1917)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Oleh Lysheha, Ukrainian poet and playwright (b. 1949)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Lowell Steward, American captain (b. 1919)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Ivan Vekić, Croatian colonel, lawyer, and politician, Croatian Minister of the Interior (b. 1938)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Hal Brown, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Osamu Hayaishi, American-Japanese biochemist and academic (b. 1920)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Michael Wyschogrod, German-American philosopher and theologian (b. 1928)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - Benjamin A. Gilman, American soldier and politician (b. 1922)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Henry Heimlich, American doctor (b. 1920)

Deaths4 years ago

2016 - Gordon Hunt, American voice director (b. 1929)

Deaths4 years ago

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