This Day in History
Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.
481 - [[Vandals|Vandal]] -king Huneric organises a conference between Catholicism|Catholic and Arianism|Arian bishops at Carthage.
1327 - [[Edward III of England|Edward III]] -is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Isabella of France|Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March|Roger Mortimer.
1329 - [[John of Bohemia]] -Siege of Medvėgalis|captures Medvėgalis, an important fortress of the pagan Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and baptizes 6,000 of its defenders
1411 - [[Peace of Thorn (1411)|First Peace of Thorn]] -is signed in Toruń|Thorn, Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights (Prussia).
1662 - [[Koxinga]] -seizes the island of Taiwan after a Siege of Fort Zeelandia|nine-month siege.
1713 - [[Skirmish at Bender|Tumult in Bendery]] -' results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
1793 - [[French Revolutionary Wars]] -France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
1796 - [[Upper Canada]] -is moved from Newark, Upper Canada|Newark to York, Upper Canada|York.
1814 - [[Mayon Volcano]] -in the Philippines erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
1835 - [[Abolition of slavery|Slavery is abolished]] -in Mauritius.
1861 - [[American Civil War]] -Texas secedes from the United States.
1865 - [[Abraham Lincoln]] -signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1876 - [[Pennsylvania]] -Irish anti-owner coal miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband.
1884 - [[Oxford English Dictionary]] -' is published.
1893 - [[Thomas A. Edison]] -finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Edison's Black Maria|Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.
1895 - [[Fountains Valley, Pretoria]] -the oldest nature reserve in Africa, is proclaimed by President Paul Kruger.
1897 - [[Shinhan Bank]] -the List of banks in South Korea|oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
1908 - [[Carlos I of Portugal]] -and his son, Prince Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal|Luis Filipe, are killed in Terreiro do Paço, Lisbon.
1918 - [[Gregorian calendar]] -
1924 - [[Soviet Union|USSR]] -
1942 - [[World War II]] -Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of German occupation of Norway|German-occupied Norway, appoints Vidkun Quisling the Prime Minister of Norway|Minister President of the Quisling regime|National Government.
1942 - [[Marshalls–Gilberts raids]] -the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II|Pacific Theater.
1942 - [[Voice of America]] -the official external radio and television service of the Federal government of the United States|United States government, begins broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers.
1946 - [[Trygve Lie]] -of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary-General.
1946 - [[National Assembly (Hungary)|Parliament of Hungary]] -abolishes the monarchy after nine centuries, and proclaims the Republic of Hungary (1946–49)|Hungarian Republic.
1953 - [[North Sea flood of 1953]] -(Dutch, Watersnoodramp, literally "flood disaster") was a major flood caused by a heavy storm, that occurred on the night of Saturday, 31 January 1953 and morning of Sunday, 1 February 1953. The floods struck the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom.
1957 - [[Felix Wankel]] -s first working prototype (DKM 54) of the Wankel engine runs at the NSU Motorenwerke|NSU research and development department ''Versuchsabteilung TX'' in Germany
1960 - [[Greensboro sit-ins]] -at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
1964 - [[The Beatles]] -have their first number one hit in the United States with "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
1965 - [[Labrador]] -Canada is renamed the Churchill River (Atlantic)|Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
1968 - [[Vietnam War]] -The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan is videotaped and photographed by Eddie Adams (photographer)|Eddie Adams. This image helped build opposition to the Vietnam War.
1968 - [[Royal Canadian Navy]] -the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
1968 - [[New York Central Railroad]] -and the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form Penn Central Transportation.
1972 - [[Kuala Lumpur]] -becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
1974 - [[Joelma fire|A fire]] -in the 25-story Joelma Building in São Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
1974 - [[Kuala Lumpur]] -is declared a Federal Territories (Malaysia)|Federal Territory.
1978 - [[Roman Polanski]] -skips bail and flees the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
1979 - [[Ayatollah]] -Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
1982 - [[Senegal]] -and the Gambia form a loose confederation known as Senegambia Confederation|Senegambia.
1989 - [[Kalgoorlie|City of Kalgoorlie–Boulder]] -
1990 - [[Humanitas publishing house]] -is founded in Bucharest, shortly after the Romanian Revolution, by the philosopher Gabriel Liiceanu.
1991 - [[USAir Flight 1493]] -and SkyWest Flight 5569 at Los Angeles International Airport results in the deaths of 34 people, and injuries to 30 others.
1992 - [[Bhopal]] -court declares Warren Anderson (American businessman)|Warren Anderson, ex-Chief executive officer|CEO of Union Carbide, a fugitive under Indian law for failing to appear in the Bhopal disaster case.
1993 - [[Gary Bettman]] -becomes the NHL's first NHL Commissioner|commissioner
1994 - [[Green Day]] -releases their album ''Dookie'', which would eventually sell over 20 million copies worldwide.
1996 - [[Communications Decency Act]] -is passed by the United States Congress|U.S. Congress.
1998 - [[Lillian E. Fishburne]] -becomes the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
2001 - [[Putrajaya]] -the Malaysian administrative city, is declared a Federal Territories (Malaysia)|Federal Territory.
2002 - [[Daniel Pearl]] -American journalist and South Asia Bureau Chief of the ''Wall Street Journal'', kidnapped January 23, 2002, is beheaded and mutilated by his captors.
2003 - [[Space Shuttle Columbia disaster|Space Shuttle ''Columbia'']] -on mission STS-107 disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
2004 - [[Incidents during the Hajj#Failures in crowd control|251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured]] -in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
2004 - [[Janet Jackson]] -s Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy|breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to Federal Communications Commission censorship guidelines.
2005 - [[Gyanendra of Nepal]] -carries out a coup d'état to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
2009 - [[first cabinet of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir]] -was formed in Iceland, making Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir|her the country's first female prime minister and the world's first openly LGBT head of government.
2012 - [[Port Said Stadium riot|clashes]] -between fans of Egyptian football teams Al-Masry and Al-Ahly in the city of Port Said.
2013 - [[The Shard]] -the List of tallest buildings in the European Union|tallest building in the European Union, is opened to the public.
1261 - [[Walter de Stapledon]] -English bishop and politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1326)
1402 - [[Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal]] -(d. 1445)
1459 - [[Conrad Celtes]] -German poet and scholar (d. 1508)
1462 - [[Johannes Trithemius]] -German lexicographer, historian, and cryptographer (d. 1516)
1501 - [[Queen Munjeong]] -of Korea (d. 1565)
1552 - [[Edward Coke]] -English lawyer, judge, and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (d. 1634)
1635 - [[Marquard Gude]] -German archaeologist and scholar (d. 1689)
1648 - [[Elkanah Settle]] -English poet and playwright (d. 1724)
1659 - [[Jacob Roggeveen]] -Dutch explorer (d. 1729)
1663 - [[Ignacia del Espíritu Santo]] -Filipino nun, founded the Religious of the Virgin Mary (d. 1748)
1687 - [[Johann Adam Birkenstock]] -German violinist and composer (d. 1733)
1690 - [[Francesco Maria Veracini]] -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1768)
1701 - [[Johan Agrell]] -Swedish-German pianist and composer (d. 1765)
1710 - [[Konrad Ernst Ackermann]] -German actor (d. 1771)
1761 - [[Christiaan Hendrik Persoon]] -South African-French mycologist and academic (d. 1836)
1763 - [[Thomas Campbell (minister)|Thomas Campbell]] -Irish minister and theologian (d. 1854)
1764 - [[George Duff]] -Scottish captain (d. 1805)
1796 - [[Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich]] -Swiss minister, poet, and educator (d. 1865)
1801 - [[Émile Littré]] -French lexicographer and philosopher (d. 1881)
1820 - [[George Hendric Houghton]] -American clergyman and theologian (d. 1897)
1836 - [[Emil Hartmann]] -Danish organist and composer (d. 1898)
1841 - [[William Davenport (magician)|William Davenport]] -American magician (d. 1877)
1844 - [[G. Stanley Hall]] -American psychologist and academic (d. 1924)
1851 - [[Durham Stevens]] -American lawyer and diplomat (d. 1908)
1859 - [[Victor Herbert]] -Irish-American cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1924)
1871 - [[Hellmer Hermandsen]] -Norwegian target shooter (d. 1958)
1872 - [[Jerome F. Donovan]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1949)
1872 - [[Andrew Kehoe]] -American murderer (d. 1927)
1873 - [[Joseph Allard (fiddler)|Joseph Allard]] -Canadian fiddler and composer (d. 1947)
1873 - [[John Barry (VC)|John Barry]] -Irish soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1901)
1874 - [[Hugo von Hofmannsthal]] -Austrian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1929)
1878 - [[Alfréd Hajós]] -Hungarian swimmer and architect, designed the Grand Hotel Aranybika (d. 1955)
1878 - [[Milan Hodža]] -Slovak journalist and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia (d. 1944)
1882 - [[Louis St. Laurent]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1973)
1884 - [[Bradbury Robinson]] -American football player and physician (d. 1949)
1884 - [[Yevgeny Zamyatin]] -Russian journalist and author (d. 1937)
1887 - [[Charles Nordhoff]] -English-American lieutenant, pilot, and author (d. 1947)
1888 - [[Charles January]] -American soccer player (d. 1970)
1890 - [[Nikolai Reek]] -Estonian general and politician, 11th Estonian Minister of War (d. 1942)
1894 - [[John Ford]] -American director and producer (d. 1973)
1894 - [[James P. Johnson]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1955)
1895 - [[Conn Smythe]] -Canadian businessman (d. 1980)
1897 - [[Denise Robins]] -English journalist and author (d. 1985)
1898 - [[Leila Denmark]] -American pediatrician and author (d. 2012)
1901 - [[Frank Buckles]] -American soldier (d. 2011)
1901 - [[Clark Gable]] -American actor and singer (d. 1960)
1902 - [[Therese Brandl]] -German Nazi concentration camp|concentration camp guard (d. 1947)
1902 - [[Langston Hughes]] -American poet and author (d. 1967)
1904 - [[S. J. Perelman]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 1979)
1905 - [[Joan Morgan]] -English actress (d. 2004)
1905 - [[Emilio G. Segrè]] -Italian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
1906 - [[Hildegarde]] -American actress and singer (d. 2005)
1906 - [[Adetokunbo Ademola]] -Nigerian jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of Nigeria (d. 1993)
1907 - [[Günter Eich]] -German author and songwriter (d. 1972)
1907 - [[Camargo Guarnieri]] -Brazilian pianist and composer (d. 1993)
1908 - [[George Pal]] -Hungarian-American animator and producer (d. 1980)
1908 - [[Louis Rasminsky]] -Canadian economist and banker (d. 1998)
1909 - [[George Beverly Shea]] -Canadian-American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
1910 - [[Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme]] -Chinese general and politician (d. 2009)
1915 - [[Stanley Matthews]] -English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
1915 - [[Alicia Rhett]] -American actress and painter (d. 2014)
1917 - [[A. K. Hangal]] -Indian actor (d. 2012)
1917 - [[José Luis Sampedro]] -Spanish economist and author (d. 2013)
1917 - [[Eiji Sawamura]] -Japanese baseball player and soldier (d. 1944)
1918 - [[Muriel Spark]] -Scottish-Italian author and poet (d. 2006)
1918 - [[Ignacy Tokarczuk]] -Polish archbishop (d. 2012)
1920 - [[Mike Scarry]] -American football player and coach (d. 2012)
1921 - [[Patricia Robins]] -English author
1921 - [[Peter Sallis]] -English actor and singer
1922 - [[Renata Tebaldi]] -Italian soprano (d. 2004)
1923 - [[Ben Weider]] -Canadian businessman, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (d. 2008)
1924 - [[Richard Hooker (author)|Richard Hooker]] -American surgeon and author (d. 1997)
1924 - [[Emmanuel Scheffer]] -German-Israeli footballer, coach, and manager (d. 2012)
1925 - [[Giovanni Riggi]] -American mob boss (d. 2015)
1927 - [[Galway Kinnell]] -American poet and academic (d. 2014)
1928 - [[Sam Edwards (physicist)|Sam Edwards]] -Welsh physicist and academic (d. 2015)
1928 - [[Tom Lantos]] -Hungarian-American academic and politician (d. 2008)
1928 - [[Stuart Whitman]] -American actor
1930 - [[Shahabuddin Ahmed]] -Bangladeshi judge and politician, 12th President of Bangladesh
1930 - [[Mario Beaulieu (Canadian senator)|Mario Beaulieu]] -Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1998)
1930 - [[Hussain Muhammad Ershad]] -Indian-Bangladeshi general and politician, 10th President of Bangladesh
1930 - [[Peter Tapsell (British politician)|Peter Tapsell]] -English soldier and politician
1931 - [[Boris Yeltsin]] -Russian politician, 1st President of Russia (d. 2007)
1932 - [[Jan Ramberg]] -Swedish lawyer and judge
1934 - [[Nicolae Breban]] -Romanian author, poet, and playwright
1935 - [[Dory Dixon]] -Jamaican-Mexican wrestler and pastor
1936 - [[Tuncel Kurtiz]] -Turkish actor, playwright, and director (d. 2013)
1936 - [[Azie Taylor Morton]] -American educator and politician, 36th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
1937 - [[Don Everly]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Everly Brothers)
1937 - [[Garrett Morris]] -American actor and singer
1937 - [[Ray Sawyer]] -American singer-songwriter (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show)
1938 - [[Sherman Hemsley]] -American actor and singer (d. 2012)
1939 - [[Fritjof Capra]] -Austrian physicist, author, and academic
1939 - [[Claude François]] -Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and dancer (d. 1978)
1939 - [[Paul Gillmor]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
1940 - [[Bibi Besch]] -Austrian-American actress (d. 1996)
1940 - [[Hervé Filion]] -Canadian Harness racing|harness racer
1941 - [[Karl Dall]] -German comedian, singer, and television host
1941 - [[Jerry Spinelli]] -American author
1942 - [[Terry Jones]] -Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter
1942 - [[Masa Saito]] -Japanese wrestler and manager
1944 - [[Mike Enzi]] -American soldier, accountant, and politician
1944 - [[Petru Popescu]] -Romanian-American director, producer, and author
1944 - [[Dick Snyder]] -American basketball player
1944 - [[Burkhard Ziese]] -German footballer and manager (d. 2010)
1945 - [[Serge Joyal]] -Canadian lawyer and politician
1946 - [[Chris Clark (singer)|Chris Clark]] -American singer
1946 - [[Elisabeth Sladen]] -English actress (d. 2011)
1947 - [[Mike Brant]] -Cypriot-Israeli singer (d. 1975)
1947 - [[Adam Ingram (Labour politician)|Adam Ingram]] -Scottish politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
1947 - [[Normie Rowe]] -Australian singer
1947 - [[Jessica Savitch]] -American journalist (d. 1983)
1948 - [[Rick James]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Mynah Birds) (d. 2004)
1948 - [[Ferruccio Mazzola]] -Italian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1951 - [[Sonny Landreth]] -American guitarist and songwriter
1951 - [[Andrew Smith (politician)|Andrew Smith]] -English politician, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
1952 - [[Owoye Andrew Azazi]] -Nigerian general (d. 2012)
1952 - [[Jenő Jandó]] -Hungarian pianist and educator
1954 - [[Marijke Amado]] -Dutch television host
1954 - [[Bill Mumy]] -American singer-songwriter and actor
1956 - [[Brahmanandam]] -Indian actor and singer
1957 - [[Mohammed Jamal Khalifa]] -Saudi Arabian businessman (d. 2007)
1957 - [[Gilbert Hernandez]] -American cartoonist
1958 - [[Luther Blissett]] -Jamaican-English footballer and manager
1958 - [[Ryō Horikawa]] -Japanese voice actor
1958 - [[Eleanor Laing]] -Scottish lawyer and politician
1958 - [[Jackie Shroff]] -Indian actor, singer, and producer
1961 - [[Volker Fried]] -German field hockey player and coach
1961 - [[Daniel M. Tani]] -American engineer and astronaut
1962 - [[José Luis Cuciuffo]] -Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
1962 - [[Tomoyasu Hotei]] -Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Boøwy and Complex (band)|Complex)
1963 - [[Takashi Murakami]] -Japanese painter and sculptor
1964 - [[Mario Pelchat]] -Canadian singer-songwriter
1964 - [[Bugge Wesseltoft]] -Norwegian pianist and record producer (Jazzland Recordings)
1964 - [[Linus Roache]] -English actor
1965 - [[Sherilyn Fenn]] -American actress and singer
1965 - [[Brandon Lee]] -American actor and martial artist (d. 1993)
1966 - [[Michelle Akers]] -American soccer player
1967 - [[Meg Cabot]] -American author and screenwriter
1968 - [[Cheb Hasni]] -Algerian musician
1968 - [[Lisa Marie Presley]] -American singer-songwriter
1968 - [[Mark Recchi]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1968 - [[Pauly Shore]] -American comedian, actor, director, and producer
1969 - [[Gabriel Batistuta]] -Argentinian footballer
1969 - [[Andrew Breitbart]] -American journalist, author, and publisher (d. 2012)
1969 - [[Brian Krause]] -American actor and screenwriter
1969 - [[Thomas Ong]] -Singaporean actor
1970 - [[Nico (Romanian singer)|Nico]] -Romanian singer
1970 - [[Yasuyuki Kazama]] -Japanese race car driver
1970 - [[Malik Sealy]] -American basketball player and actor (d. 2000)
1971 - [[Harald Brattbakk]] -Norwegian footballer and pilot
1971 - [[Michael C. Hall]] -American actor, singer, and producer
1971 - [[Tomomi Hayashi]] -Japanese-Estonian architect
1971 - [[Ajay Jadeja]] -Indian cricketer, sportscaster, and actor
1971 - [[Ron Welty]] -American drummer (The Offspring and Steady Ground)
1971 - [[Zlatko Zahovič]] -Slovenian footballer
1972 - [[Kami (musician)|Kami]] -Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (d. 1999)
1973 - [[Andrew DeClercq]] -American basketball player and coach
1973 - [[Yuri Landman]] -Dutch instrument maker
1973 - [[Makiko Ohmoto]] -Japanese voice actress
1973 - [[Óscar Pérez Rojas]] -Mexican footballer
1974 - [[Walter McCarty]] -American basketball player and coach
1974 - [[David Meca]] -Spanish swimmer
1975 - [[Big Boi]] -American rapper and producer (Outkast and Purple Ribbon All-Stars)
1975 - [[Martijn Reuser]] -Dutch footballer
1975 - [[Ekaterini Thanou]] -Greek sprinter
1976 - [[Phil Ivey]] -American poker player
1977 - [[Lari Ketner]] -American football player (d. 2014)
1977 - [[Kevin Kilbane]] -English-Irish footballer and sportscaster
1977 - [[Robert Traylor]] -American basketball player (d. 2011)
1978 - [[Tim Harding (musician)|Tim Harding]] -Australian singer and actor (Hi-5 (Australian band)|Hi-5)
1979 - [[Valentín Elizalde]] -Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
1979 - [[Rachelle Lefevre]] -Canadian actress
1979 - [[Juan Silveira dos Santos]] -Brazilian footballer
1980 - [[Keitani Graham]] -Micronesian wrestler (d. 2012)
1980 - [[Héctor Luna]] -Dominican baseball player
1980 - [[Moisés Muñoz]] -Mexican footballer
1980 - [[Otilino Tenorio]] -Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
1981 - [[Rob Austin]] -English race car driver
1981 - [[Christian Giménez (footballer, born 1981)|Christian Giménez]] -Argentinian footballer
1981 - [[Luis Lamá]] -Angolan footballer
1981 - [[Raimo Pajusalu]] -Estonian volleyball player
1981 - [[Graeme Smith]] -South African cricketer
1982 - [[Gavin Henson]] -Welsh rugby player
1982 - [[Shoaib Malik]] -Pakistani cricketer
1983 - [[Iveta Benešová]] -Czech tennis player
1983 - [[Kevin Martin (basketball)|Kevin Martin]] -American basketball player
1983 - [[Anna Suzuki]] -Japanese actress and model
1983 - [[Jurgen Van den Broeck]] -Belgian cyclist
1984 - [[Darren Fletcher]] -Scottish footballer
1984 - [[Lee Thompson Young]] -American actor (d. 2013)
1984 - [[Sandra Seifert]] -Filipino model, environmentalist, Miss Earth 2009|Miss Earth-Air 2009
1985 - [[Jodi Gordon]] -Australian model and actress
1985 - [[Karine Sergerie]] -Canadian martial artist
1985 - [[Dean Shiels]] -Irish footballer
1986 - [[Jorrit Bergsma]] -Dutch speed skater
1986 - [[Lauren Conrad]] -American fashion designer and author
1987 - [[Sebastian Boenisch]] -Polish footballer
1987 - [[Wu Jingyu]] -Chinese martial artist
1987 - [[Heather Morris]] -American actress, singer, and dancer
1987 - [[Giuseppe Rossi]] -Italian footballer
1987 - [[Ronda Rousey]] -American mixed martial artist and actress
1988 - [[Brett Anderson (baseball)|Brett Anderson]] -American baseball player
1988 - [[Masahiro Higashide]] -Japanese actor and model
1989 - [[Ricky Pinheiro]] -Portuguese footballer
1990 - [[Dan Gosling]] -English footballer
1991 - [[Luca Caldirola]] -Italian footballer
1992 - [[Mao Ichimichi]] -Japanese actress and model
1993 - [[Jussi Kanervo]] -Finnish hurdler for South Carolina Gamecocks
1993 - [[Diego Mella]] -Italian footballer
1994 - [[Harry Styles]] -English singer-songwriter (One Direction)
1994 - [[Ryo Yoshizawa]] -Japanese actor
History of Deaths
772 - [[Pope Stephen III]] -(b. 720)
1248 - [[Henry II, Duke of Brabant]] -(b. 1207)
1328 - [[Charles IV of France]] -(b. 1294)
1542 - [[Girolamo Aleandro]] -Italian cardinal (b. 1480)
1563 - [[Menas of Ethiopia]] -(b. 1559)
1590 - [[Lawrence Humphrey]] -English theologian and academic (b. 1527)
1691 - [[Pope Alexander VIII]] -(b. 1610)
1718 - [[Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury]] -English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1660)
1733 - [[Augustus II the Strong]] -Polish king (b. 1670)
1734 - [[John Floyer (physician)|John Floyer]] -English physician and author (b. 1649)
1743 - [[Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni]] -Italian organist and composer (b. 1657)
1750 - [[Bakar of Georgia]] -(b. 1699)
1761 - [[Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix]] -French priest and historian (b. 1682)
1768 - [[Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet]] -English field marshal and politician (b. 1685)
1793 - [[William Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington]] -English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1717)
1832 - [[Archibald Murphey]] -American judge and politician (b. 1777)
1851 - [[Mary Shelley]] -English author and playwright (b. 1797)
1893 - [[George Henry Sanderson]] -American politician, 22nd Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1824)
1897 - [[Constantin von Ettingshausen]] -Austrian geologist and botanist (b. 1826)
1903 - [[Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet]] -Irish-English physicist, mathematician, and politician (b. 1819)
1908 - [[Carlos I of Portugal]] -(b. 1863)
1922 - [[William Desmond Taylor]] -American actor and director (b. 1872)
1924 - [[Maurice Prendergast]] -American painter (b. 1858)
1928 - [[Hughie Jennings]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
1936 - [[Georgios Kondylis]] -Greek general and politician, 128th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
1940 - [[Philip Francis Nowlan]] -American author, created ''Buck Rogers'' (b. 1888)
1940 - [[Zacharias Papantoniou]] -Greek journalist and critic (b. 1877)
1944 - [[Piet Mondrian]] -Dutch-American painter (b. 1872)
1945 - [[Prince Kiril of Bulgaria]] -(b. 1895)
1946 - [[Jenő Törzs]] -Hungarian actor (b. 1887)
1949 - [[Nicolae Dumitru Cocea]] -Romanian journalist, author, and activist (b. 1880)
1949 - [[Herbert Stothart]] -American conductor and composer (b. 1885)
1954 - [[Yvonne de Bray]] -French actress (b. 1889)
1957 - [[Friedrich Paulus]] -German general (b. 1890)
1958 - [[Clinton Davisson]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
1959 - [[Madame Sul-Te-Wan]] -American actress (b. 1873)
1966 - [[Hedda Hopper]] -American actress and journalist (b. 1885)
1966 - [[Buster Keaton]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1895)
1968 - [[Jacob van der Hoeden]] -Dutch-Israeli scientist and academic (b. 1891)
1970 - [[Alfréd Rényi]] -Hungarian mathematician and academic (b. 1921)
1976 - [[Werner Heisenberg]] -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
1976 - [[George Whipple]] -American physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1878)
1979 - [[Abdi İpekçi]] -Turkish journalist and activist (b. 1929)
1980 - [[Gastone Nencini]] -Italian cyclist and painter (b. 1930)
1981 - [[Donald Wills Douglas, Sr.]] -American businessman, founded the Douglas Aircraft Company (b. 1892)
1981 - [[Geirr Tveitt]] -Norwegian pianist and composer (b. 1908)
1986 - [[Alva Myrdal]] -Swedish sociologist and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1987 - [[Alessandro Blasetti]] -Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
1988 - [[Heather O'Rourke]] -American actress (b. 1975)
1989 - [[Elaine de Kooning]] -American painter and academic (b. 1918)
1991 - [[Carol Dempster]] -American actress (b. 1901)
1991 - [[Jimmy MacDonald (sound effects artist)|Jimmy MacDonald]] -Scottish-American sound effects artist, voice actor (b. 1906)
1992 - [[Jean Hamburger]] -French physician and surgeon (b. 1909)
1997 - [[Herb Caen]] -American journalist and author (b. 1916)
1999 - [[Barış Manço]] -Turkish singer-songwriter and producer (Moğollar and Kurtalan Ekspres) (b. 1943)
1999 - [[Paul Mellon]] -American art collector and philanthropist (b. 1907)
2001 - [[André D'Allemagne]] -Canadian political scientist and educator (b. 1929)
2002 - [[Aykut Barka]] -Turkish geologist and academic (b. 1951)
2002 - [[Hildegard Knef]] -German actress and singer (b. 1925)
- [[Michael P. Anderson]] -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1959)
- [[David M. Brown]] -American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1956)
- [[Kalpana Chawla]] -Indian-American engineer and astronaut (b. 1961)
- [[Laurel Clark]] -American captain, surgeon, and astronaut (b. 1961)
- [[Rick Husband]] -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1957)
- [[William C. McCool]] -American commander, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1961)
- [[Ilan Ramon]] -Israeli colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1954)
2003 - [[Mongo Santamaría]] -Cuban-American drummer and bandleader (b. 1922)
2004 - [[Suha Arın]] -Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1942)
2005 - [[John Vernon]] -Canadian-American actor (b. 1932)
2006 - [[Bryce Harland]] -New Zealand academic and diplomat (b. 1931)
2007 - [[Ahmad Abu Laban]] -Egyptian-Danish religious leader, founded The Islamic Society in Denmark (b. 1946)
2007 - [[Gian Carlo Menotti]] -Italian-American playwright and composer (b. 1911)
2007 - [[Seri Wangnaitham]] -Thai dancer and choreographer (b. 1937)
2008 - [[Beto Carrero]] -Brazilian actor and businessman (b. 1937)
2010 - [[Jack Brisco]] -American wrestler and manager (b. 1941)
2010 - [[Justin Mentell]] -American actor (b. 1982)
2010 - [[Jaap van der Poll]] -Dutch javelin thrower (b. 1914)
2011 - [[Knut Risan]] -Norwegian actor (b. 1930)
2012 - [[Gerlando Alberti]] -Italian mobster (b. 1927)
2012 - [[Don Cornelius]] -American television host and producer (b. 1936)
2012 - [[Angelo Dundee]] -American boxing trainer (b. 1921)
2012 - [[Wisława Szymborska]] -Polish poet and translator, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
2013 - [[Ed Koch]] -American lawyer, judge, and politician, 105th Mayor of New York City (b. 1924)
2013 - [[Robin Sachs]] -English actor (b. 1951)
2013 - [[Cecil Womack]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Valentinos and Womack & Womack) (b. 1947)
2013 - [[Vladimir Yengibaryan]] -Armenian boxer (b. 1932)
2014 - [[Luis Aragonés]] -Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1938)
2014 - [[Vasily Petrov (military)|Vasily Petrov]] -Russian marshal (b. 1917)
2014 - [[Rene Ricard]] -American poet, painter, and critic (b. 1946)
2014 - [[Maximilian Schell]] -Austrian-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
2015 - [[Aldo Ciccolini]] -Italian-French pianist (b. 1925)
2015 - [[Udo Lattek]] -German footballer, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1935)
2015 - [[Monty Oum]] -American animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1981)