On the centenary of his death, Laura Skandera Trombley says that J Lo and others are following his example.
Martin Luther King asked President John Kennedy to issue a new emancipation proclamation on the centenary of the first.
July 31 marks the centenary of the birth of the high priest of monetarism, Milton Friedman.
c.1600, "period of 100 years," from Latin centenarius "of a hundred, relating to a hundred," from centenai "a hundred each," from centum "hundred" (see hundred). As a noun, "100th anniversary," from 1788.