Today anniversaries


Birth

François Bernier photo
François Bernier14
French physician and traveller 1620 - 1688
Jean-Philippe Rameau photo
Jean-Philippe Rameau2
French composer and music theorist of the Baroque era 1683 - 1764
Qianlong Emperor photo
Qianlong Emperor7
emperor of the Qing Dynasty 1711 - 1799
Charles Maturin photo
Charles Maturin4
Irish writer 1782 - 1824
Felicia Hemans photo
Felicia Hemans17
English poet 1793 - 1835
George Salmon photo
George Salmon2
mathematician and Anglican theologian 1819 - 1904
Sarah Bernhardt photo
Sarah Bernhardt11
French actress 1844 - 1923
Billy Hughes photo
Billy Hughes5
Australian politician, seventh prime minister of Australia 1862 - 1952
Jaroslav Kvapil photo
Jaroslav Kvapil2
Czech politician, poet, theatre director, playwright, libre… 1868 - 1950
Joseph H. Hertz photo
Joseph H. Hertz18
British rabbi 1872 - 1946
Lu Xun photo
Lu Xun15
Chinese novelist and essayist 1881 - 1936
Leon Rene Yankwich photo
Leon Rene Yankwich1
United States federal judge 1888 - 1975
John Howard Lawson photo
John Howard Lawson2
American politician 1894 - 1977
William Faulkner photo
William Faulkner212
American writer 1897 - 1962
Robert Bresson photo
Robert Bresson4
French film director 1901 - 1999
Mark Rothko photo
Mark Rothko36
American painter 1903 - 1970
Abul A'la Maududi photo
Abul A'la Maududi10
Indian theologian, politician and philosopher 1903 - 1979
Norman O. Brown photo
Norman O. Brown3
classicist 1913 - 2002
Deendayal Upadhyaya photo
Deendayal Upadhyaya7
RSS thinker and co-founder of the political party Bharatiya… 1916 - 1968
Vincent Ostrom photo
Vincent Ostrom3
American academic, educator and political scientist 1919 - 2012
Robert Muldoon photo
Robert Muldoon2
Prime Minister of New Zealand, politician 1921 - 1992
Paul MacCready photo
Paul MacCready1
American aeronautical engineer 1925 - 2007
Anthony Stafford Beer photo
Anthony Stafford Beer23
British theorist, consultant, and professor 1926 - 2002
Barbara Walters photo
Barbara Walters9
American broadcast journalist, author, and television perso… 1929
Francine du Plessix Gray photo
Francine du Plessix Gray1
American writer 1930 - 2019
Shel Silverstein photo
Shel Silverstein6
American poet, cartoonist, and children's writer 1930 - 1999
Glenn Gould photo
Glenn Gould8
Canadian pianist 1932 - 1982
Robert M. Gates photo
Robert M. Gates3
CIA director, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and university pre… 1943
Hideyuki Kikuchi photo
Hideyuki Kikuchi1
Japanese novelist 1949
Mark Hamill photo
Mark Hamill2
American actor, voice actor, producer, director, and writer 1951
Bell Hooks photo
Bell Hooks109
American author, feminist, and social activist 1952
Christopher Reeve photo
Christopher Reeve14
actor, director, producer, screenwriter 1952 - 2004
Joep Lange photo
Joep Lange1
dutch clinical researcher specializing in HIV therapy 1954 - 2014
Luanne Rice photo
Luanne Rice4
American author 1955
Michael Madsen photo
Michael Madsen7
American actor 1957
Kristin Hannah photo
Kristin Hannah60
American writer 1960
Carlos Ruiz Zafón photo
Carlos Ruiz Zafón149
Spanish writer 1964
Marc Benioff photo
Marc Benioff5
American businessman 1964
James Berardinelli photo
James Berardinelli64
American film critic 1967
Will Smith photo
Will Smith7
American actor, film producer and rapper 1968
David Benioff photo
David Benioff13
writer 1970
T.I. photo
T.I.11
American rapper, record producer, actor, and businessman fr… 1980
Bryant Jennings photo
Bryant Jennings2
boxer 1984

Death

Ali Hujwiri photo
Ali Hujwiri2
Sufi mystic 1009 - 1072
Lancelot Andrewes photo
Lancelot Andrewes1
English divine 1555 - 1626
Samuel Butler (poet) photo
Samuel Butler (poet)81
poet and satirist 1612 - 1680
Johann Heinrich Lambert photo
Johann Heinrich Lambert8
German mathematician, physicist and astronomer 1728 - 1777
Richard Porson photo
Richard Porson1
British classical scholar 1759 - 1808
John Ireland (bishop) photo
John Ireland (bishop)7
Catholic bishop 1838 - 1918
John Churton Collins photo
John Churton Collins2
British literary critic 1848 - 1908
Gancho Tsenov photo
Gancho Tsenov10
Bulgarian historian 1870 - 1949
Emily Post photo
Emily Post2
American etiquette expert 1872 - 1960
Paul Ehrenfest photo
Paul Ehrenfest2
Dutch physicist 1880 - 1933
Mina Loy photo
Mina Loy3
Futurist poet and actress 1882 - 1966
Viktor Schauberger photo
Viktor Schauberger54
austrian philosopher and inventor 1885 - 1958
Ring Lardner photo
Ring Lardner2
Sportswriter, short story writer 1885 - 1933
Hugo Black photo
Hugo Black26
U.S. Supreme Court justice 1886 - 1971
James O. Fraser photo
James O. Fraser7
missionary to China, inventor of Tibeto-Burman Nosu alphabet 1886 - 1938
Stanisław Sosabowski photo
Stanisław Sosabowski2
Polish general 1892 - 1967
Erich Maria Remarque photo
Erich Maria Remarque63
German novelist 1898 - 1970
Margaret Fishback photo
Margaret Fishback2
American writer 1900 - 1985
Cornell Woolrich photo
Cornell Woolrich9
American author and screenwriter 1903 - 1968
Emlyn Williams photo
Emlyn Williams1
British dramatist and actor 1905 - 1987
Klaus Barbie photo
Klaus Barbie7
SS-Hauptsturmführer, soldier and Gestapo member 1913 - 1991
R.S. Thomas photo
R.S. Thomas58
Welsh poet 1913 - 2000
Franco Modigliani photo
Franco Modigliani5
Italian-American economist 1918 - 2003
Jeff Cooper photo
Jeff Cooper14
American journalist 1920 - 2006
Baba Hari Dass photo
Baba Hari Dass63
master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritu… 1923 - 2018
George Plimpton photo
George Plimpton4
journalist, writer, editor, actor 1927 - 2003
Dawn Hampton photo
Dawn Hampton1
American musician and songwriter 1928 - 2016
Franco Bassani photo
Franco Bassani1
Italian physicist 1929 - 2008
Marion Zimmer Bradley photo
Marion Zimmer Bradley9
Novelist, editor 1930 - 1999
Vijay R. Singh photo
Vijay R. Singh15
Fijian politician 1931 - 2006
José Montoya photo
José Montoya1
American artist 1932 - 2013
Edward Said photo
Edward Said22
Professor of English and literature 1935 - 2003
M. Scott Peck photo
M. Scott Peck26
American psychiatrist 1936 - 2005
Alejandra Pizarnik photo
Alejandra Pizarnik3
Argentinian poet 1936 - 1972
Robert Floyd photo
Robert Floyd9
American computer scientist 1936 - 2001
Wangari Maathai photo
Wangari Maathai9
Kenyan environmental and political activist 1940 - 2011
Chuba Okadigbo photo
Chuba Okadigbo4
Nigerian politician 1941 - 2003
John M. Ford photo
John M. Ford1
American author 1957 - 2006