Today anniversaries


Birth

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach photo
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach3
German harpsichordist and composer 1714 - 1788
Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet photo
Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet6
Scottish metaphysician (1788–1856) 1788 - 1856
Edwin Percy Whipple photo
Edwin Percy Whipple2
American writer 1819 - 1886
Sir Richard Temple, 1st Baronet photo
Sir Richard Temple, 1st Baronet3
British politician 1826 - 1902
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. photo
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.103
United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935
Kenneth Grahame photo
Kenneth Grahame83
British novelist 1859 - 1932
Otto Hahn photo
Otto Hahn1
German chemist 1879 - 1968
Stuart Chase photo
Stuart Chase2
American economist 1888 - 1985
Gene Fowler photo
Gene Fowler9
American journalist 1890 - 1960
Charlotte Whitton photo
Charlotte Whitton2
Canadian politician 1896 - 1975
Howard H. Aiken photo
Howard H. Aiken4
pioneer in computing, original conceptual designer behind I… 1900 - 1973
Alan Hovhaness photo
Alan Hovhaness4
Armenian-American composer 1911 - 2000
Ernst von Glasersfeld photo
Ernst von Glasersfeld8
German philosopher 1917 - 2010
Warren Bennis photo
Warren Bennis11
American leadership expert 1925 - 2014
Hebe Camargo photo
Hebe Camargo3
Brazilian television host 1929 - 2012
Douglas Hurd photo
Douglas Hurd3
British Conservative politician and novelist 1930
Neil Postman photo
Neil Postman106
American writer and academic 1931 - 2003
John McPhee photo
John McPhee4
American writer 1931
Christian Wolff photo
Christian Wolff2
American composer 1934
Samy Vellu photo
Samy Vellu2
Malaysian politician 1936
Jim Bouton photo
Jim Bouton2
American baseball player, writer 1939 - 2019
Ina May Gaskin photo
Ina May Gaskin3
American midwife 1940
Steven Lukes photo
Steven Lukes1
British sociologist 1941
Valerio Massimo Manfredi photo
Valerio Massimo Manfredi1
Italian writer and archaeologist 1943
Waldemar Łysiak photo
Waldemar Łysiak4
Polish art historian 1944
Anselm Kiefer photo
Anselm Kiefer20
German painter and sculptor 1945
Jonathan Sacks photo
Jonathan Sacks12
British rabbi 1948
Gyles Brandreth photo
Gyles Brandreth10
British writer, broadcaster and former Member of Parliament 1948
Ethlie Ann Vare photo
Ethlie Ann Vare2
American journalist 1953
Patrick Califia-Rice photo
Patrick Califia-Rice2
American writer 1954
David Klass photo
David Klass4
American writer 1960
Jeffrey Eugenides photo
Jeffrey Eugenides96
Novelist, short story writer, teacher 1960
Maurice Glasman, Baron Glasman photo
Maurice Glasman, Baron Glasman49
British philosopher 1961
Alison Becker photo
Alison Becker1
American actress and comedian 1977

Death

Khwaja Abdullah Ansari photo
Khwaja Abdullah Ansari2
Persian writer 1006 - 1089
Christopher Wren photo
Christopher Wren2
English architect 1632 - 1723
William III of England photo
William III of England1
Prince of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland 1650 - 1702
Millard Fillmore photo
Millard Fillmore6
American politician, 13th President of the United States (i… 1800 - 1874
Hector Berlioz photo
Hector Berlioz9
French Romantic composer 1803 - 1869
Henry Ward Beecher photo
Henry Ward Beecher72
American clergyman and activist 1813 - 1887
Gerard Bilders photo
Gerard Bilders14
painter from the Netherlands 1838 - 1865
Charles Follen Adams photo
Charles Follen Adams3
American poet 1842 - 1918
William Howard Taft photo
William Howard Taft32
American politician, 27th President of the United States (i… 1857 - 1930
Frederick W. Lanchester photo
Frederick W. Lanchester2
British polymath 1868 - 1946
Sherwood Anderson photo
Sherwood Anderson19
writer 1876 - 1941
Thomas Beecham photo
Thomas Beecham12
British conductor and impresario 1879 - 1961
George Bailey Sansom photo
George Bailey Sansom1
japanologist 1883 - 1965
José Raúl Capablanca photo
José Raúl Capablanca2
Cuban chess player 1888 - 1942
Harold Lloyd photo
Harold Lloyd6
American film actor and producer 1893 - 1971
Erich von dem Bach photo
Erich von dem Bach6
German politician and SS functionary 1899 - 1972
Jack Lindsay photo
Jack Lindsay1
Australian writer in the United Kingdom 1900 - 1990
János Esterházy photo
János Esterházy10
Czechoslovak member of Czechoslovak national parliament, ru… 1901 - 1957
Rab Butler photo
Rab Butler18
British politician 1902 - 1982
Adolfo Bioy Casares photo
Adolfo Bioy Casares16
Argentine novelist 1914 - 1999
Wilson Harris photo
Wilson Harris15
Guyanese writer 1921 - 2018
John Bellairs photo
John Bellairs1
American novelist, primarily speculative fiction for childr… 1938 - 1991