Today anniversaries


Birth

Robert Southey photo
Robert Southey49
British poet 1774 - 1843
Edith Hamilton photo
Edith Hamilton26
American teacher and writer 1867 - 1963
Radclyffe Hall photo
Radclyffe Hall1
Poet and author 1880 - 1943
Erwin Schrödinger photo
Erwin Schrödinger67
Austrian physicist 1887 - 1961
Grant MacEwan photo
Grant MacEwan1
Alberta politician, Mayor of Calgary, Lieutenant Governor o… 1902 - 2000
Hans Urs Von Balthasar photo
Hans Urs Von Balthasar17
Swedish Catholic theologian 1905 - 1988
Philip Kapleau photo
Philip Kapleau6
American Zen Buddhist monk 1912 - 2004
Ajahn Maha Bua photo
Ajahn Maha Bua3
monk 1913 - 2011
Vikram Sarabhai photo
Vikram Sarabhai21
(1919-1971), Indian physicist 1919 - 1971
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq photo
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq3
6th President of Pakistan 1924 - 1988
Hajo Meyer photo
Hajo Meyer2
Dutch physicist 1924 - 2014
Donald Justice photo
Donald Justice4
Poet, teacher 1925 - 2004
Patrick Swift photo
Patrick Swift60
British artist 1927 - 1983
Buck Owens photo
Buck Owens3
American country singer-songwriter 1929 - 2006
John G. Schmitz photo
John G. Schmitz3
American politician 1930 - 2001
George Soros photo
George Soros97
Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, and philanth… 1930
Irfan Habib photo
Irfan Habib2
Left Leaning Historian 1931
William Goldman photo
William Goldman89
American novelist, screenwriter and playwright 1931 - 2018
Dallin H. Oaks photo
Dallin H. Oaks10
Apostle of the LDs Church 1932
Hans Haacke photo
Hans Haacke12
conceptual political artist 1936
Walter Dean Myers photo
Walter Dean Myers8
American writer 1937 - 2014
David Laidler photo
David Laidler2
Canadian economist 1938
Abu Bakar Bashir photo
Abu Bakar Bashir2
Indoneisan Islamist 1938
Sue Monk Kidd photo
Sue Monk Kidd100
Novelist 1948
Mark Knopfler photo
Mark Knopfler14
English guitarist 1949
Martha Stout photo
Martha Stout4
American psychologist 1953
Pat Metheny photo
Pat Metheny1
American jazz musician 1954
François Hollande photo
François Hollande4
24th President of the French Republic 1954
Leung Chun-ying photo
Leung Chun-ying13
Hong Kong politician 1954
Ann M. Martin photo
Ann M. Martin8
American writer of children's literature 1955
Amit Ray photo
Amit Ray35
Indian author 1960
Chris Bohjalian photo
Chris Bohjalian7
American novelist 1962
Sir Mix-a-Lot photo
Sir Mix-a-Lot3
American rapper 1963
Brian Evenson photo
Brian Evenson1
American writer 1966
Anthony Swofford photo
Anthony Swofford2
American writer and United States Marine 1970
Donald Miller photo
Donald Miller108
American writer 1971
Muqtada Sadr photo
Muqtada Sadr4
Iraqi politician 1973
Casey Affleck photo
Casey Affleck1
American actor 1975

Death

Cleopatra VII photo
Cleopatra VII1
last active pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt -69 - -30 BC
Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak photo
Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak11
vizier 1551 - 1602
William Blake photo
William Blake247
English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh photo
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh1
British politician 1769 - 1822
George Stephenson photo
George Stephenson8
English civil engineer and mechanical engineer 1781 - 1848
James Russell Lowell photo
James Russell Lowell175
American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891
Jozef Israëls photo
Jozef Israëls33
Dutch painter 1824 - 1911
Helen Hunt Jackson photo
Helen Hunt Jackson10
Novelist, poet, writer, activist 1830 - 1885
María Amparo Ruiz de Burton photo
María Amparo Ruiz de Burton1
Mexican-American writer 1832 - 1895
Henry Becque photo
Henry Becque1
French dramatist 1837 - 1899
Leoš Janáček photo
Leoš Janáček1
Czech composer 1854 - 1928
Martin Lomasney photo
Martin Lomasney5
American politician 1859 - 1933
Thomas Mann photo
Thomas Mann156
German novelist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate 1875 - 1955
Esther Forbes photo
Esther Forbes2
Novelist 1891 - 1967
Henry Fonda photo
Henry Fonda2
American actor 1905 - 1982
Ernst Chain photo
Ernst Chain1
German scientist 1906 - 1979
Ian Fleming photo
Ian Fleming44
English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer 1908 - 1964
William Shockley photo
William Shockley5
American physicist and inventor 1910 - 1989
John Cage photo
John Cage43
American avant-garde composer 1912 - 1992
Jean Drapeau photo
Jean Drapeau3
former mayor of Montreal, Quebec (1954-1957,1960-1986) 1916 - 1999
Lauren Bacall photo
Lauren Bacall26
American actress, model 1924 - 2014
Samir Amin photo
Samir Amin6
Egyptian economist 1931 - 2018
B. Kliban photo
B. Kliban1
American cartoonist 1935 - 1990
Джеймс Маккей photo
Джеймс Маккей1
British writer and philatelist 1936 - 2007
Isaac Bonewits photo
Isaac Bonewits2
Neopagan leader, author, and neo-druid priest 1949 - 2010
Jean-Michel Basquiat photo
Jean-Michel Basquiat7
American artist 1960 - 1988