Updated at December 10, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team
William Webb Ellis is best known as Inventor who has born on November 24, 1806 in England. Currently, William Webb Ellis is 216 years, 0 months and 16 days old. William Webb Ellis will celebrate 217th birthday on Friday, 24th of November 2023. Below the countdown to William Webb Ellis upcoming birthday.
Anglican priest who allegedly invented the sport of rugby. The winner of the Rugby World Cup receives the William Webb Ellis Cup, a prize named in Ellis' memory.
He was a cricketer while studying at the Rugby School in Warwickshire, England. He went on to play the sport at Brasenose College, Oxford.
One of Ellis' Rugby School classmates, Matthew Bloxam (an amateur historian and archaeologist), claimed that Ellis had been the originator of the game of rugby.
His father died in combat during the Peninsular War of 1811.
Like Abner Doubleday, who possibly invented baseball, Ellis was a potential founder of a popular sport.
William Webb Ellis is 216 years old today.
William Webb Ellis was born on November 24, 1806 in England.
William Webb Ellis zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
William Webb Ellis was best known as Inventor.
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Below are historical events that coincided with William Webb Ellis's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1963||Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is killed by Jack Ruby.|
|1965||Joseph-Désiré Mobutu seizes power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and becomes President; he rules the country (which he renames Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.|
|1966||Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashes near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, killing all 82 people on board.|
|1969||Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon.|
|1971||During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (aka D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.|
|1973||A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasts only four months.|
|1974||Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton, nicknamed "Lucy" (after The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"), in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.|
|1976||The Çaldıran-Muradiye earthquake in eastern Turkey kills between 4,000 and 5,000 people.|
|1992||China Southern Airlines Flight 3943 crashes on approach to Guilin Qifengling Airport in Guilin, China, killing all 141 people on board.|
|2012||A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills at least 112 people.|
|2013||Iran signs an interim agreement with the P5+1 countries, limiting its nuclear program in exchange for reduced sanctions.|
|2015||A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet is shot down by the Turkish Air Force over the Syria–Turkey border, killing one of the two pilots; a Russian marine is also killed during a subsequent rescue effort.|
|2015||A terrorist attack on a hotel in Al-Arish, Egypt, kills at least seven people and injures 12 others.|
|2015||An explosion on a bus carrying Tunisian Presidential Guard personnel in Tunisia's capital Tunis leaves at least 14 people dead.|
|2016||The government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army sign a revised peace deal, bringing an end to the country's more than 50-year-long civil war.|
|1983||The birth of José López, Venezuelan baseball player|
|1983||The birth of Karine Vanasse, Canadian actress and producer|
|1984||The birth of Maria Höfl-Riesch, German skier|
|1985||The birth of Julia Alexandratou, Greek model, actress, and singer|
|1985||The birth of Tony Hunt, American football player|
|1986||The birth of Pedro León, Spanish footballer|
|1986||The birth of Mohamed Massaquoi, American football player|
|1990||The birth of Sarah Hyland, American actress|
|1990||The birth of Tom Odell, English singer-songwriter|
|1990||The birth of Michael Oldfield, Australian rugby league player|
|1990||The birth of Mario Gaspar, Spanish footballer|
|1992||The birth of Sergei Kulbach, Ukrainian figure skater|
|1993||The birth of Ivi Adamou, Cypriot-Greek singer-songwriter|
|1993||The birth of Joe Pigott, English footballer|
|1994||The birth of Nabil Bentaleb, Algerian footballer|
|2013||The death of June Keithley, Filipino actress and journalist (b. 1947)|
|2013||The death of Jean King, American politician, 6th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii (b. 1925)|
|2013||The death of Robin Leigh-Pemberton, Baron Kingsdown, English banker and politician, Governor of the Bank of England (b. 1927)|
|2014||The death of Jorge Herrera Delgado, Mexican engineer and politician (b. 1961)|
|2014||The death of Murli Deora, Indian politician, Indian Minister of Corporate Affairs (b. 1937)|
|2014||The death of Peter Henderson, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1926)|
|2014||The death of Nenad Manojlović, Serbian water polo player and manager (b. 1957)|
|2014||The death of Viktor Tikhonov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1930)|
|2015||The death of Robert Ford, English general (b. 1923)|
|2015||The death of John Forrester, English historian and philosopher (b. 1949)|
|2015||The death of Quincy Monk, American football player (b. 1979)|
|2015||The death of Heinz Oberhummer, Austrian physicist, astronomer, and academic (b. 1941)|
|2015||The death of Douglas W. Shorenstein, American businessman (b. 1955)|
|2016||The death of Paul Futcher, footballer, Luton Town, Barnsley, Grimsby Town (b.1956)|
|2016||The death of Florence Henderson, American actress, singer and television personality (b. 1934)|
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