Holidays and observances

Holidays and observances

New Year's Eve (International observance), and its related observances:Last Day of the Year or Bisperás ng Bagong Taón, special holiday between Rizal Day and New Year's Day (Philippines)

Holidays and observances

New Year's Eve (International observance), and its related observances:Novy God Eve (Russia)

Holidays and observances

New Year's Eve (International observance), and its related observances:Ōmisoka (Japan)

Holidays and observances

New Year's Eve (International observance), and its related observances:The first day of Hogmanay or "Auld Year's Night" (Scotland)

Holidays and observances
Holidays and observances

The sixth and penultimate day of Kwanzaa (United States)

Holidays and observances

Events

406 - Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gaul.

Events

535 - Byzantine general Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Gothic garrison of Palermo (Panormos), and ending his consulship for the year.

Events

870 - Battle of Englefield: The Vikings clash with ealdorman Æthelwulf of Berkshire. The invaders are driven back to Reading (East Anglia), many Danes are killed.

Events

1225 - The Lý dynasty of Vietnam ends after 216 years by the enthronement of the boy emperor Trần Thái Tông, husband of the last Lý monarch, Lý Chiêu Hoàng, starting the Trần dynasty.

Events795 years ago

1229 - James I the Conqueror, King of Aragon enters Medina Mayurqa (now known as Palma, Spain) thus consummating the Christian reconquest of the island of Majorca.

Events791 years ago

1501 - The First Battle of Cannanore commences.

Events519 years ago

1600 - The British East India Company is chartered.

Events420 years ago
Events360 years ago

1687 - The first Huguenots set sail from France to the Cape of Good Hope.

Events333 years ago

1757 - Empress Elizabeth I of Russia issues her ukase incorporating Königsberg into Russia.

Events263 years ago

1759 - Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000 year lease at £45 per annum and starts brewing Guinness.

Events261 years ago

1775 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Quebec: British forces repulse an attack by Continental Army General Richard Montgomery.

Events245 years ago

1790 - Efimeris, the oldest Greek newspaper of which issues have survived till today, is published for the first time.

Events230 years ago

1796 - The incorporation of Baltimore as a city.

Events224 years ago

1831 - Gramercy Park is deeded to New York City.

Events189 years ago

1853 - A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an iguanodon created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south London, England.

Events167 years ago

1857 - Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa, then a small logging town, as the capital of the Province of Canada.

Events163 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union, thus dividing Virginia in two.

Events158 years ago

1862 - American Civil War: The Battle of Stones River begins near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Events158 years ago

1878 - Karl Benz, working in Mannheim, Germany, filed for a patent on his first reliable two-stroke gas engine, and he was granted the patent in 1879.

Events142 years ago

1879 - Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Events141 years ago

1907 - The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in Manhattan.

Events113 years ago

1944 - World War II: Hungary declares war on Nazi Germany.

Events76 years ago

1944 - World War II: Operation Nordwind, the last major Wehrmacht offensive on the Western Front begins.

Events76 years ago

1946 - President Harry S. Truman officially proclaims the end of hostilities in World War II.

Events74 years ago

1951 - Cold War: The Marshall Plan expires after distributing more than US$13.3 billion in foreign aid to rebuild Western Europe.

Events69 years ago

1955 - General Motors becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over US$1 billion in a year.

Events65 years ago

1956 - The Romanian Television network begins its first broadcast in Bucharest.

Events64 years ago

1961 - RTÉ, Ireland's state broadcaster, launches its first national television service.

Events59 years ago

1963 - The Central African Federation officially collapses, subsequently becoming Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia.

Events57 years ago

1965 - Jean-Bédel Bokassa, leader of the Central African Republic army, and his military officers begins a coup d'état against the government of President David Dacko.

Events55 years ago

1968 - The first flight of the Tupolev Tu-144, the first civilian supersonic transport in the world.

Events52 years ago

1983 - The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government.

Events37 years ago
Events37 years ago

1983 - In Nigeria a coup d'état led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari ends the Second Nigerian Republic.

Events37 years ago

1986 - Arson at the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 97 people and injures 140.

Events34 years ago

1991 - All official Soviet Union institutions have ceased operations by this date five days after the Soviet Union is officially dissolved.

Events29 years ago

1992 - Czechoslovakia is peacefully dissolved in what is dubbed by media as the Velvet Divorce, resulting in the creation of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.

Events28 years ago

1994 - This date is skipped altogether in Kiribati as the Phoenix Islands and Line Islands change time zones from UTC−11:00 to UTC+13:00 and UTC−10:00 to UTC+14:00, respectively.

Events26 years ago
Events26 years ago

1998 - The European Exchange Rate Mechanism freezes the values of the legacy currencies in the Eurozone, and establishes the value of the euro currency.

Events22 years ago

1999 - The first President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, resigns from office, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President and successor.

Events21 years ago

1999 - The U.S. government hands control of the Panama Canal (as well all the adjacent land to the canal known as the Panama Canal Zone) to Panama. This act complied with the signing of the 1977 Torrijos–Carter Treaties.

Events21 years ago

1999 - Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijacking ended after seven days with the release of 190 survivors at Kandahar Airport, Afghanistan.

Events21 years ago

2000 - The last day of the 20th Century and 2nd Millennium.

Events20 years ago

2004 - The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 ft).

Events16 years ago

2009 - Both a blue moon and a lunar eclipse occur.

Events11 years ago

2010 - Tornadoes touch down in midwestern and southern United States, including Washington County, Arkansas; Greater St. Louis, Sunset Hills, Missouri, Illinois, and Oklahoma, with a few tornadoes in the early hours. A total 36 tornadoes touched down, resulting in the deaths of nine people and $113 million in damages.

Events10 years ago

2011 - NASA succeeds in putting the first of two Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory satellites in orbit around the Moon.

Events9 years ago

2014 - A New Year's Eve celebration stampede in Shanghai kills at least 36 people and injures 49 others.

Events6 years ago

2015 - A fire broke out at the Downtown Address Hotel in Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates located near the Burj Khalifa two hours before the fireworks display was due to commence. Sixteen injuries were reported; one had a heart attack, another suffered a major injury, and fourteen others with minor injuries.

Events5 years ago

2018 - Thirty-nine people are killed after a ten-storey building collapsed in the industrial city of Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Events2 years ago

Births

695 - Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)

Births

1378 - Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)

Births642 years ago

1491 - Jacques Cartier, French navigator and explorer (d. 1557)

Births529 years ago
Births527 years ago
Births516 years ago

1514 - Andreas Vesalius, Belgian anatomist, physician, and author (d. 1564)

Births506 years ago

1539 - John Radcliffe, English politician (d. 1568)

Births481 years ago
Births470 years ago

1552 - Simon Forman, English occultist and astrologer (d. 1611)

Births468 years ago

1572 - Emperor Go-Yōzei of Japan, (d. 1617)

Births448 years ago

1585 - Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Spanish general and politician, 24th Governor of the Duchy of Milan (d. 1645)

Births435 years ago

1668 - Herman Boerhaave, Dutch botanist and physician (d. 1738)

Births352 years ago

1714 - Arima Yoriyuki, Japanese mathematician and educator (d. 1783)

Births306 years ago

1720 - Charles Edward Stuart, Scottish claimant to the throne of England (d. 1788)

Births300 years ago

1738 - Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, English general and politician, 3rd Governor-General of India (d. 1805)

Births282 years ago

1741 - Gottfried August Bürger, German poet and academic (d. 1794)

Births279 years ago

1763 - Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (d. 1806)

Births257 years ago

1776 - Johann Spurzheim, German-American physician and phrenologist (d. 1832)

Births244 years ago

1798 - Friedrich Robert Faehlmann, Estonian physician, philologist, and academic (d. 1850)

Births222 years ago

1805 - Marie d'Agoult, German-French historian and author (d. 1876)

Births215 years ago

1815 - George Meade, American general and engineer (d. 1872)

Births205 years ago

1830 - Isma'il Pasha, Egyptian ruler (d. 1895)

Births190 years ago

1830 - Alexander Smith, Scottish poet and critic (d. 1867)

Births190 years ago

1833 - Hugh Nelson Scottish-Australian politician, 11th Premier of Queensland (d. 1906)

Births187 years ago

1834 - Queen Kapiolani of Hawaii (d. 1899)

Births186 years ago

1838 - Émile Loubet, French lawyer and politician, 7th President of France (d. 1929)

Births182 years ago

1842 - Giovanni Boldini, Italian painter (d. 1931)

Births178 years ago

1851 - Henry Carter Adams, American economist and academic (d. 1921)

Births169 years ago

1855 - Giovanni Pascoli, Italian poet and scholar (d. 1912)

Births165 years ago

1857 - King Kelly, American baseball player and manager (d. 1894)

Births163 years ago

1860 - Joseph S. Cullinan, American businessman, co-founded Texaco (d. 1937)

Births160 years ago

1864 - Robert Grant Aitken, American astronomer and academic (d. 1951)

Births156 years ago

1869 - Henri Matisse, French painter and sculptor (d. 1954)

Births151 years ago

1872 - Fred Marriott, American race car driver (d. 1956)

Births148 years ago

1873 - Konstantin Konik, Estonian surgeon and politician, 19th Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1936)

Births147 years ago

1874 - Julius Meier, American businessman and politician, 20th Governor of Oregon (d. 1937)

Births146 years ago

1877 - Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967)

Births143 years ago

1878 - Elizabeth Arden, Canadian businesswoman, founded Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (d. 1966)

Births142 years ago

1878 - Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan-Argentinian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1937)

Births142 years ago

1880 - Fred Beebe, American baseball player and coach (d. 1957)

Births140 years ago

1880 - George Marshall, American general and politician, 50th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)

Births140 years ago

1881 - Max Pechstein, German painter and academic (d. 1955)

Births139 years ago

1884 - Bobby Byrne, American baseball and soccer player (d. 1964)

Births136 years ago

1884 - Mihály Fekete, Hungarian actor, screenwriter, and film director (d. 1960)

Births136 years ago
Births135 years ago

1899 - Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1940)

Births121 years ago

1901 - Nikos Ploumpidis, Greek educator and politician (d. 1954)

Births119 years ago

1902 - Lionel Daunais, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 1982)

Births118 years ago

1902 - Roy Goodall, English footballer (d. 1982)

Births118 years ago

1904 - William Heynes, English engineer (d. 1989)

Births116 years ago

1905 - Helen Dodson Prince, American astronomer and academic (d. 2002)

Births115 years ago

1905 - Jule Styne, English-American composer (d. 1994)

Births115 years ago

1908 - Simon Wiesenthal, Ukrainian-Austrian Nazi hunter and author (d. 2005)

Births112 years ago

1909 - Jonah Jones, American trumpet player and saxophonist (d. 2000)

Births111 years ago

1910 - Carl Dudley, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)

Births110 years ago

1910 - Enrique Maier, Spanish tennis player (d. 1981)

Births110 years ago

1911 - Dal Stivens, Australian soldier and author (d. 1997)

Births109 years ago

1912 - John Frost, Indian-English general (d. 1993)

Births108 years ago

1914 - Mary Logan Reddick, American neuroembryologist (d. 1966)

Births106 years ago

1915 - Sam Ragan, American journalist, author, and poet (d. 1996)

Births105 years ago

1917 - Evelyn Knight, American singer (d. 2007)

Births103 years ago

1917 - Wilfrid Noyce, English mountaineer and author (d. 1962)

Births103 years ago

1918 - Ray Graves, American football player and coach (d. 2015)

Births102 years ago

1919 - Tommy Byrne, American baseball player, coach, and politician (d. 2007)

Births101 years ago

1919 - Carmen Contreras-Bozak, Puerto Rican-American soldier (d. 2017)

Births101 years ago

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

Births100 years ago

1922 - Tomás Balduino, Brazilian bishop (d. 2014)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Halina Czerny-Stefańska, Polish pianist and educator (d. 2001)

Births98 years ago

1922 - Luis Zuloaga, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2013)

Births98 years ago

1923 - Giannis Dalianidis, Greek actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

Births97 years ago

1924 - Taylor Mead, American actor and poet (d. 2013)

Births96 years ago

1925 - Irina Korschunow, German author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Sri Lal Sukla, Indian author (d. 2011)

Births95 years ago

1925 - Daphne Oram, British composer and electronic musician (d. 2003)

Births95 years ago

1926 - Valerie Pearl, English historian and academic (d. 2016)

Births94 years ago

1926 - Billy Snedden, Australian lawyer and politician, 17th Attorney-General for Australia (d. 1987)

Births94 years ago

1928 - Ross Barbour, American pop singer (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Tatyana Shmyga, Russian actress and singer (d. 2011)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Siné, French cartoonist (d. 2016)

Births92 years ago

1928 - Veijo Meri, Finnish author and translator (d. 2015)

Births92 years ago

1929 - Mies Bouwman, Dutch television host (d. 2018)

Births91 years ago

1929 - Peter May, English cricketer (d. 1994)

Births91 years ago

1930 - Odetta, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (d. 2008)

Births90 years ago

1930 - Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-American educator (d. 2010)

Births90 years ago

1931 - Bob Shaw, Northern Irish journalist and author (d. 1996)

Births89 years ago

1932 - Don James, American football player and coach (d. 2013)

Births88 years ago

1932 - Felix Rexhausen, German journalist and author (d. 1992)

Births88 years ago

1933 - Edward Bunker, American author, screenwriter, and actor (d. 2005)

Births87 years ago

1934 - Ameer Muhammad Akram Awan, Indian author, poet, and scholar (d. 2017)

Births86 years ago

1935 - Salman of Saudi Arabia, King of Saudi Arabia

Births85 years ago

1937 - Avram Hershko, Hungarian-Israeli biochemist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate

Births83 years ago

1937 - Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor, director, and composer

Births83 years ago

1937 - Barry Hughes, Welsh footballer and manager (d. 2019)

Births83 years ago

1937 - Tess Jaray, Austrian-English painter and educator

Births83 years ago

1938 - Rosalind Cash, American singer and actress (d. 1995)

Births82 years ago

1938 - Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater (d. 2013)

Births82 years ago

1939 - Willye White, American sprinter and long jumper (d. 2007)

Births81 years ago

1940 - Mani Neumeier, German drummer

Births80 years ago

1941 - Alex Ferguson, Scottish footballer and manager

Births79 years ago

1941 - Sarah Miles, English actress

Births79 years ago

1942 - Andy Summers, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Births78 years ago

1943 - John Denver, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1997)

Births77 years ago

1943 - Ben Kingsley, English actor

Births77 years ago

1943 - Pete Quaife, English bass player, author, and artist (d. 2010)

Births77 years ago

1944 - Taylor Hackford, American director, producer, and screenwriter

Births76 years ago

1945 - Connie Willis, American author

Births75 years ago

1946 - Roy Greenslade, English journalist and academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Bryan Hamilton, Northern Irish footballer and coach

Births74 years ago

1946 - Raphael Kaplinsky, South African international development academic

Births74 years ago

1946 - Pius Ncube, Zimbabwean archbishop

Births74 years ago

1946 - Lyudmila Pakhomova, Russian ice dancer (d. 1986)

Births74 years ago

1946 - Cliff Richey, American tennis player

Births74 years ago

1946 - Eric Robson, Scottish journalist and author

Births74 years ago

1946 - Nigel Rudd, English businessman, founded Williams Holdings

Births74 years ago

1946 - Tim Stevens, English bishop

Births74 years ago

1946 - Diane von Fürstenberg, Belgian-American fashion designer

Births74 years ago

1947 - Burton Cummings, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player

Births73 years ago

1947 - Rita Lee, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Births73 years ago

1947 - Tim Matheson, American actor, director, and producer

Births73 years ago

1948 - Joe Dallesandro, American actor

Births72 years ago

1948 - Sandy Jardine, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2014)

Births72 years ago

1948 - René Robert, Canadian ice hockey player

Births72 years ago

1948 - Donna Summer, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)

Births72 years ago

1949 - Ellen Datlow, American anthologist and author

Births71 years ago

1949 - Flora Gomes, Bissau-Guinean filmmaker

Births71 years ago

1949 - Susan Shwartz, American author

Births71 years ago

1950 - Phil Blakeway, Welsh-English rugby player

Births70 years ago

1950 - Bob Gilder, American golfer

Births70 years ago

1950 - Inge Helten, German sprinter

Births70 years ago

1950 - Cheryl Womack, American businesswoman

Births70 years ago

1951 - Tom Hamilton, American bass player and songwriter

Births69 years ago

1951 - Kenny Roberts, American motorcycle racer

Births69 years ago

1952 - Vaughan Jones, New Zealand mathematician and academic

Births68 years ago

1952 - Jean-Pierre Rives, French rugby player, painter, and sculptor

Births68 years ago

1953 - Jane Badler, American actress

Births67 years ago

1954 - Alex Salmond, Scottish economist and politician, 4th First Minister of Scotland

Births66 years ago

1954 - Hermann Tilke, German racing driver, architect and engineer

Births66 years ago

1956 - Robert Goodwill, English farmer and politician

Births64 years ago

1956 - Helma Knorscheidt, German shot putter

Births64 years ago

1956 - Steve Rude, American author and illustrator

Births64 years ago

1958 - Geoff Marsh, Australian cricketer and coach

Births62 years ago

1958 - Bebe Neuwirth, American actress and dancer

Births62 years ago

1959 - Liveris Andritsos, Greek basketball player

Births61 years ago

1959 - Val Kilmer, American actor

Births61 years ago

1959 - Phill Kline, American lawyer and politician, Kansas Attorney General

Births61 years ago

1959 - Baron Waqa, Nauruan composer and politician, 14th President of Nauru

Births61 years ago

1959 - Paul Westerberg, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births61 years ago

1960 - Steve Bruce, English footballer and manager

Births60 years ago

1961 - Rick Aguilera, American baseball player and coach

Births59 years ago

1961 - Jeremy Heywood, English economist and civil servant (d. 2018)

Births59 years ago

1961 - Nina Li Chi, Hong Kong actress

Births59 years ago

1962 - Tyrone Corbin, American basketball player and coach

Births58 years ago

1962 - Chris Hallam, English-Welsh swimmer and wheelchair racer (d. 2013)

Births58 years ago

1962 - Jennifer Higdon, American composer

Births58 years ago

1963 - Scott Ian, American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births57 years ago

1964 - Winston Benjamin, Antiguan cricketer

Births56 years ago

1964 - Michael McDonald, American comedian, actor, and director

Births56 years ago

1965 - Tony Dorigo, Australian-English footballer and sportscaster

Births55 years ago

1965 - Julie Doucet, Canadian cartoonist and author

Births55 years ago

1965 - Gong Li, Chinese actress

Births55 years ago

1965 - Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Indian cricketer

Births55 years ago

1965 - Nicholas Sparks, American author, screenwriter, and producer

Births55 years ago

1967 - Paul McGregor, Australian rugby league player and coach

Births53 years ago

1968 - Gerry Dee, Canadian comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Births52 years ago

1968 - Junot Diaz, Dominican-born American novelist, short story writer, and essayist

Births52 years ago

1970 - Jorge Alberto da Costa Silva, Brazilian footballer

Births50 years ago

1970 - Danny McNamara, English singer-songwriter

Births50 years ago

1970 - Carlos Morales Quintana, Spanish-Danish architect and sailor

Births50 years ago

1970 - Bryon Russell, American basketball player

Births50 years ago

1971 - Brent Barry, American basketball player and sportscaster

Births49 years ago

1971 - Esteban Loaiza, Mexican baseball player

Births49 years ago

1972 - Grégory Coupet, French footballer

Births48 years ago

1972 - Joey McIntyre, American singer-songwriter and actor

Births48 years ago

1972 - Scott Manley, Scottish YouTube personality

Births48 years ago

1973 - Shandon Anderson, American basketball player

Births47 years ago

1973 - Malcolm Middleton, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist

Births47 years ago

1973 - Curtis Myden, Canadian swimmer

Births47 years ago

1974 - Joe Abercrombie, English author

Births46 years ago

1974 - Mario Aerts, Belgian cyclist

Births46 years ago

1974 - Tony Kanaan, Brazilian race car driver

Births46 years ago

1974 - Ryan Sakoda, Japanese-American wrestler and trainer

Births46 years ago

1975 - Rami Alanko, Finnish ice hockey player

Births45 years ago

1975 - Toni Kuivasto, Finnish footballer and coach

Births45 years ago

1975 - Rob Penders, Dutch footballer

Births45 years ago

1975 - Sander Schutgens, Dutch runner

Births45 years ago

1976 - Luís Carreira, Portuguese motorcycle racer (d. 2012)

Births44 years ago

1976 - Matthew Hoggard, English cricketer

Births44 years ago

1977 - Wardy Alfaro, Costa Rican footballer and coach

Births43 years ago

1977 - Donald Trump Jr., American businessman and son of U.S. President Donald Trump

Births43 years ago

1979 - Paul O'Neill, English racing driver

Births41 years ago

1979 - Jeff Waldstreicher, American lawyer and politician

Births41 years ago

1980 - Jesse Carlson, American baseball player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Matt Cross, American wrestler

Births40 years ago

1980 - Richie McCaw, New Zealand rugby player

Births40 years ago

1980 - Carsten Schlangen, German runner

Births40 years ago

1981 - Jason Campbell, American football player

Births39 years ago

1981 - Matthew Pavlich, Australian footballer

Births39 years ago

1981 - Margaret Simpson, Ghanaian heptathlete

Births39 years ago

1981 - Ricky Whittle, English actor

Births39 years ago

1982 - Julio DePaula, Dominican baseball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - Craig Gordon, Scottish footballer

Births38 years ago

1982 - Luke Schenscher, Australian basketball player

Births38 years ago

1982 - The Rocket Summer, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Births38 years ago

1984 - Ben Hannant, Australian rugby league player

Births36 years ago

1984 - Édgar Lugo, Mexican footballer

Births36 years ago

1984 - Calvin Zola, Congolese footballer

Births36 years ago

1985 - Jonathan Horton, American gymnast

Births35 years ago

1985 - Jan Smit, Dutch singer and television host

Births35 years ago

1986 - Nate Freiman, American baseball player

Births34 years ago

1986 - Kade Snowden, Australian rugby league player

Births34 years ago

1987 - Javaris Crittenton, American basketball player

Births33 years ago

1987 - Danny Holla, Dutch footballer

Births33 years ago

1987 - Émilie Le Pennec, French gymnast

Births33 years ago

1987 - Nemanja Nikolić, Hungarian footballer

Births33 years ago

1989Brian Gregan, Irish sprinter and athlete

Births31 years ago

1990 - Patrick Chan, Canadian figure skater

Births30 years ago

1991 - Bojana Jovanovski, Serbian tennis player

Births29 years ago

1991 - Noelle Stevenson, American cartoonist

Births29 years ago

1992 - Amy Cure, Australian track cyclist

Births28 years ago

1992 - Karl Kruuda, Estonian racing driver

Births28 years ago

1993 - Ryan Blaney, American race car driver

Births27 years ago

1995 - Gabby Douglas, American gymnast

Births25 years ago

Deaths

45 BC - Quintus Fabius Maximus, consul suffectus

Deaths

192 - Commodus, Roman emperor (b. 161)

Deaths

669 - Li Shiji, Chinese general (b. 594)

Deaths

1032 - Ahmad Maymandi, Persian statesman, vizier of the Ghaznavid Empire

Deaths988 years ago
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Deaths718 years ago

1384 - John Wycliffe, English philosopher, theologian, and translator (b. 1331)

Deaths636 years ago
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Deaths594 years ago

1439 - Margaret Holland, English noblewoman (b. 1385)

Deaths581 years ago
Deaths560 years ago

1510 - Bianca Maria Sforza, Holy Roman Empress (b. 1472)

Deaths510 years ago

1535 - William Skeffington, English-Irish politician, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465)

Deaths485 years ago

1568 - Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese daimyō (b. 1493)

Deaths452 years ago

1575 - Pierino Belli, Italian commander and jurist (b. 1502)

Deaths445 years ago

1583 - Thomas Erastus, Swiss physician and theologian (b. 1524)

Deaths437 years ago

1610 - Ludolph van Ceulen, German-Dutch mathematician and academic (b. 1540)

Deaths410 years ago

1650 - Dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612)

Deaths370 years ago

1655 - Janusz Radziwiłł, Polish–Lithuanian politician (b. 1612)

Deaths365 years ago

1673 - Oliver St John, English judge and politician, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (b. 1598)

Deaths347 years ago

1679 - Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608)

Deaths341 years ago

1691 - Robert Boyle, Irish chemist and physicist (b. 1627)

Deaths329 years ago

1691 - Dudley North, English merchant and economist (b. 1641)

Deaths329 years ago
Deaths315 years ago

1719 - John Flamsteed, English astronomer and academic (b. 1646)

Deaths301 years ago

1730 - Carlo Gimach, Maltese architect, engineer and poet (b. 1651)

Deaths290 years ago
Deaths278 years ago

1775 - Richard Montgomery, American general (b. 1738)

Deaths245 years ago

1799 - Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and author (b. 1723)

Deaths221 years ago

1818 - Jean-Pierre Duport, French cellist (b. 1741)

Deaths202 years ago

1872 - Aleksis Kivi, Finnish author and playwright (b. 1834)

Deaths148 years ago

1876 - Catherine Labouré, French nun and saint (b. 1806)

Deaths144 years ago

1877 - Gustave Courbet, French-Swiss painter and sculptor (b. 1819)

Deaths143 years ago

1888 - Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi and scholar (b. 1808)

Deaths132 years ago

1889 - Ion Creangă, Romanian author and educator (b. 1837)

Deaths131 years ago

1889 - George Kerferd, English-Australian politician, 10th Premier of Victoria (b. 1831)

Deaths131 years ago

1890 - Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican soldier (b. 1826)

Deaths130 years ago

1891 - Samuel Ajayi Crowther, Nigerian bishop and linguist (b. 1809)

Deaths129 years ago

1894 - Thomas Joannes Stieltjes, Dutch mathematician and academic (b. 1856)

Deaths126 years ago

1909 - Spencer Trask, American financier and philanthropist (b. 1844)

Deaths111 years ago

1910 - Archibald Hoxsey, American pilot (b. 1884)

Deaths110 years ago

1910 - John Moisant, American pilot and engineer (b. 1868)

Deaths110 years ago

1921 - Boies Penrose, American lawyer and politician (b. 1860)

Deaths99 years ago

1936 - Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish philosopher, author, and poet (b. 1864)

Deaths84 years ago

1948 - Malcolm Campbell, English racing driver and journalist (b. 1885)

Deaths72 years ago

1949 - Rıza Tevfik Bölükbaşı, Turkish philosopher, poet, and politician (b. 1869)

Deaths71 years ago

1949 - Raimond Valgre, Estonian pianist and composer (b. 1913)

Deaths71 years ago

1950 - Charles Koechlin, French composer and educator (b. 1867)

Deaths70 years ago

1953 - Albert Plesman, Dutch businessman, founded KLM (b. 1889)

Deaths67 years ago

1964 - Bobby Byrne, American baseball and soccer player (b. 1884)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Ólafur Thors, Icelandic lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1892)

Deaths56 years ago

1964 - Henry Maitland Wilson, English field marshal (b. 1881)

Deaths56 years ago

1968 - George Lewis, American clarinet player and composer (b. 1900)

Deaths52 years ago

1970 - Cyril Scott, English composer, writer, and poet (b. 1879)

Deaths50 years ago

1972 - Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and Marine (b. 1934)

Deaths48 years ago

1972 - Henry Gerber, German-American activist, founded the Society for Human Rights (b. 1892)

Deaths48 years ago

1978 - Basil Wolverton, American illustrator (b. 1909)

Deaths42 years ago

1980 - Marshall McLuhan, Canadian philosopher and theorist (b. 1911)

Deaths40 years ago

1980 - Raoul Walsh, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1887)

Deaths40 years ago

1983 - Sevim Burak, Turkish author and playwright (b. 1931)

Deaths37 years ago

1985 - Ricky Nelson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1940)

Deaths35 years ago

1987 - Jerry Turner, American journalist (b. 1929)

Deaths33 years ago

1988 - Nicolas Calas, Greek-American poet and critic (b. 1907)

Deaths32 years ago

1990 - George Allen, American football player and coach (b. 1918)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Vasily Lazarev, Russian physician, colonel, and astronaut (b. 1928)

Deaths30 years ago

1990 - Giovanni Michelucci, Italian architect and urban planner, designed the Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station (b. 1891)

Deaths30 years ago

1993 - Zviad Gamsakhurdia, Georgian anthropologist and politician, 1st President of Georgia (b. 1939)

Deaths27 years ago

1993 - Brandon Teena, American murder victim (b. 1972)

Deaths27 years ago

1994 - Woody Strode, American football player, wrestler, and actor (b. 1914)

Deaths26 years ago

1996 - Wesley Addy, American actor (b. 1913)

Deaths24 years ago

1997 - Floyd Cramer, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1933)

Deaths23 years ago

1997 - Billie Dove, American actress (b. 1903)

Deaths23 years ago

1998 - Ted Glossop, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1934)

Deaths22 years ago

1999 - Elliot Richardson, American lawyer and politician, 69th United States Attorney General (b. 1920)

Deaths21 years ago

2000 - Alan Cranston, American journalist and politician (b. 1914)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - José Greco, Italian-American dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)

Deaths20 years ago

2000 - Binyamin Ze'ev Kahane, American-Israeli rabbi and scholar (b. 1966)

Deaths20 years ago

2001 - Eileen Heckart, American actress (b. 1919)

Deaths19 years ago

2002 - Kevin MacMichael, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1951)

Deaths18 years ago

2003 - Arthur R. von Hippel German-American physicist and author (b. 1898)

Deaths17 years ago

2004 - Gérard Debreu, French economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1921)

Deaths16 years ago

2005 - Enrico Di Giuseppe, American tenor and educator (b. 1932)

Deaths15 years ago

2005 - Phillip Whitehead, English screenwriter, producer, and politician (b. 1937)

Deaths15 years ago

2006 - Seymour Martin Lipset, American sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1922)

Deaths14 years ago

2006 - George Sisler, Jr., American businessman (b. 1917)

Deaths14 years ago

2007 - Roy Amara, American scientific researcher (b. 1925)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Michael Goldberg, American painter and educator (b. 1924)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Bill Idelson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1919)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Milton L. Klein, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1910)

Deaths13 years ago

2007 - Ettore Sottsass, Austrian-Italian architect and designer (b. 1917)

Deaths13 years ago

2008 - Donald E. Westlake, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)

Deaths12 years ago

2009 - Cahal Daly, Irish cardinal and philosopher (b. 1917)

Deaths11 years ago

2009 - Justin Keating, Irish surgeon, journalist, and politician, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (b. 1930)

Deaths11 years ago

2010 - Raymond Impanis, Belgian cyclist (b. 1925)

Deaths10 years ago

2010 - Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1927)

Deaths10 years ago

2012 - Peter Ebert, English director and producer (b. 1918)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Tarak Mekki, Tunisian businessman and politician (b. 1958)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Jovette Marchessault, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1938)

Deaths8 years ago

2012 - Günter Rössler, German photographer and journalist (b. 1926)

Deaths8 years ago

2013 - James Avery, American actor (b. 1945)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Roberto Ciotti, Italian guitarist and composer (b. 1953)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Bob Grant, American radio host (b. 1929)

Deaths7 years ago

2013 - Irina Korschunow, German author and screenwriter (b. 1925)

Deaths7 years ago

2014 - Edward Herrmann, American actor (b. 1943)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Abdullah Hussain, Malaysian author (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Norm Phelps, American author and activist (b. 1939)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - S. Arthur Spiegel, American captain, lawyer, and judge (b. 1920)

Deaths6 years ago

2014 - Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, British soldier and politician (b. 1915)

Deaths6 years ago

2015 - Natalie Cole, American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1950)

Deaths5 years ago

2015 - Wayne Rogers, American actor and investor (b. 1933)

Deaths5 years ago

2016 - William Christopher, American actor (b. 1932)

Deaths4 years ago

2018 - Kader Khan, Indian actor (b. 1937)

Deaths2 years ago

See also

See also

Christian feast day