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Day History: February-10

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Events History


1258 - [[Baghdad]] -Siege of Baghdad (1258)|falls to the Mongol Empire|Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.

1306 - [[Dumfries]] -Robert the Bruce murders John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch|John Comyn sparking revolution in the Wars of Scottish Independence

1355 - [[St Scholastica Day riot]] -breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead in two days.

1567 - [[Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley|Lord Darnley]] -second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is found strangled following an explosion at the Kirk o' Field|Kirk o' Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland, a suspected assassination.

1763 - [[French and Indian War]] -The Treaty of Paris (1763)|Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Quebec to Great Britain.

1814 - [[Napoleonic Wars]] -The Battle of Champaubert ends in French victory over the Russian Empire|Russians and the Kingdom of Prussia|Prussians.

1840 - [[Queen Victoria]] -of the United Kingdom marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

1846 - [[First Anglo-Sikh War]] -Battle of Sobraon

1861 - [[Jefferson Davis]] -is notified by telegraph that he has been chosen as provisional President of the Confederate States of America.

1862 - [[American Civil War]] -A Union naval flotilla destroys the bulk of the Confederate Mosquito Fleet in the Battle of Elizabeth City on the Pasquotank River in North Carolina.

1870 - [[YWCA]] -is founded in New York City.

1906 - [[Dreadnought|new breed of battleships]] -is christened and launched by King Edward VII.

1920 - [[Józef Haller de Hallenburg]] -performs Poland's Wedding to the Sea|symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea.

1923 - [[Texas Tech University]] -is founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas

1930 - [[Yên Bái mutiny]] -in French Indochina

1933 - [[boxing]] -match at New York City's Madison Square Garden (1925)|Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf. Schaaf dies four days later.

1936 - [[Second Italo-Abyssinian War]] -Kingdom of Italy|Italian troops launched the Battle of Amba Aradam against Ethiopian Empire|Ethiopian defenders.

1939 - [[Spanish Civil War]] -The Francoist Spain|Nationalists conclude their Catalonia Offensive|conquest of Catalonia and seal the border with France.

1940 - [[Soviet Union]] -begins mass deportations of Polish citizens from Territories of Poland annexed by the Soviet Union|occupied eastern Poland to Siberia.

1942 - [[Music recording sales certification|gold record]] -is presented to Glenn Miller for "Chattanooga Choo Choo".

1943 - [[World War II]] -Attempting to completely lift the Siege of Leningrad, the Red Army|Soviet Red Army engages Nazi Germany|German troops and Francoist Spain|Spanish volunteers in the Battle of Krasny Bor.

1947 - [[Venezia Giulia]] -to Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia|Yugoslavia.

1954 - [[Dwight Eisenhower]] -warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.

1962 - [[Lockheed U-2|U2 spy-plane]] -pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet Union|Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.

1962 - [[Roy Lichtenstein]] -s first solo exhibition opened, and it included ''Look Mickey'', which featured his first employment of Ben-Day dots, speech balloons and comic imagery sourcing, all of which he is now known for.

1964 - [[Melbourne–Voyager collision]] -The aircraft carrier {{HMAS|Melbourne|R21|6}} collides with and sinks the destroyer {{HMAS|Voyager|D04|6}} off the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, killing 82.

1967 - [[Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution|25th Amendment to the United States Constitution]] -is ratified.

1981 - [[Las Vegas Hilton#Fire|fire at the Las Vegas Hilton]] -hotel–casino kills eight and injures 198.

1989 - [[Ron Brown (U.S. politician)|Ron Brown]] -is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.

1996 - [[IBM]] -supercomputer Deep Blue (chess computer)|Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.

1998 - [[Maine]] -repeal a LGBT rights in the United States|gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon such a law.

2003 - [[NATO]] -procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.

2009 - [[communications satellite]] -Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 2009 satellite collision|collide in orbit, destroying both.

2013 - [[2013 Kumbh Mela stampede|stampede]] -in Allahabad, India, during the Kumbh Mela festival.

Famous Birthdays


1499 - [[Thomas Platter]] -Swiss author and scholar (d. 1582)

1524 - [[Albrecht Giese]] -Polish-German politician (d. 1580)

1606 - [[Christine Marie of France]] -(d. 1663)

1609 - [[John Suckling (poet)|John Suckling]] -English poet and playwright (d. 1642)

1685 - [[Aaron Hill (writer)|Aaron Hill]] -English poet and playwright (d. 1750)

1696 - [[Johann Melchior Molter]] -German violinist and composer (d. 1765)

1744 - [[William Cornwallis]] -English admiral and politician (d. 1819)

1775 - [[Charles Lamb]] -English author (d. 1834)

1785 - [[Claude-Louis Navier]] -French physicist and engineer (d. 1836)

1795 - [[Ary Scheffer]] -Dutch-French painter (d. 1858)

1808 - [[Honoré Daumier]] -French illustrator and painter (d. 1879)

1821 - [[Roberto Bompiani]] -Italian painter (d. 1908)

1824 - [[Samuel Plimsoll]] -English merchant and politician (d. 1898)

1842 - [[Agnes Mary Clerke]] -Irish astronomer (d. 1907)

1846 - [[Lord Charles Beresford]] -Irish admiral and politician (d. 1919)

1846 - [[Ira Remsen]] -American chemist and academic (d. 1927)

1847 - [[Nabinchandra Sen]] -Bangladeshi poet and author (d. 1909)

1859 - [[Alexandre Millerand]] -French lawyer and politician, 12th President of France (d. 1943)

1867 - [[Robert Garran]] -Australian public servant (d. 1957)

1868 - [[Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1868–1879)|Prince Waldemar of Prussia]] -(d. 1879)

1868 - [[William Allen White]] -American journalist and author (d. 1944)

1879 - [[Ernst Põdder]] -Estonian general (d. 1932)

1881 - [[Pauline Brunius]] -Swedish actress and director (d. 1954)

1884 - [[Frederick Hawksworth]] -English engineer (d. 1976)

1888 - [[Giuseppe Ungaretti]] -Egyptian-Italian soldier, journalist, and poet (d. 1970)

1890 - [[Fanny Kaplan]] -Ukrainian-Russian activist and rebel (d. 1918)

1890 - [[Boris Pasternak]] -Russian author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)

1892 - [[Alan Hale, Sr.]] -American actor and director (d. 1950)

1893 - [[Jimmy Durante]] -American actor and singer (d. 1980)

1893 - [[Bill Tilden]] -American tennis player and coach (d. 1953)

1894 - [[Harold Macmillan]] -English captain and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1986)

1897 - [[Judith Anderson]] -Australian-American actress (d. 1992)

1897 - [[John Franklin Enders]] -American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)

1898 - [[Bertolt Brecht]] -German director, playwright, and poet (d. 1956)

1898 - [[Joseph Kessel]] -French journalist and author (d. 1979)

1901 - [[Stella Adler]] -American actress and educator (d. 1992)

1902 - [[Walter Houser Brattain]] -Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)

1903 - [[Franco Cortese]] -Italian race car driver (d. 1986)

1903 - [[Karl Deichgräber]] -German philologist and academic (d. 1984)

1903 - [[Waldemar Hoven]] -German physician (d. 1948)

1903 - [[Matthias Sindelar]] -Austrian footballer and manager (d. 1939)

1904 - [[John Farrow]] -Australian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1963)

1905 - [[Walter A. Brown]] -American businessman, founded the Boston Celtics (d. 1964)

1905 - [[Chick Webb]] -American drummer and bandleader (d. 1939)

1906 - [[Lon Chaney, Jr.]] -American actor (d. 1973)

1906 - [[Erik Rhodes (actor)|Erik Rhodes]] -American actor and singer (d. 1990)

1908 - [[Jean Coulthard]] -Canadian composer and educator (d. 2000)

1909 - [[Min Thu Wun]] -Burmese poet, writer and scholar (d. 2004)

1909 - [[Peter L. Rypdal]] -Norwegian fiddler and traditional fork music composer (d. 1988)

1910 - [[Dominique Pire]] -Belgian friar, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1969)

1910 - [[Sofia Vembo]] -Greek singer and actress (d. 1978)

1913 - [[Douglas Slocombe]] -English cinematographer

1914 - [[Larry Adler]] -American harmonica player, composer, and actor (d. 2001)

1919 - [[Ioannis Charalambopoulos]] -Greek colonel and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2014)

1920 - [[Alex Comfort]] -English physician and author (d. 2000)

1920 - [[Neva Patterson]] -American actress (d. 2010)

1920 - [[José Manuel Castañón]] -Spanish lawyer and author (d. 2001)

1922 - [[Árpád Göncz]] -Hungarian author, playwright, and politician, 1st President of Hungary

1923 - [[Allie Sherman]] -American football player and coach (d. 2015)

1924 - [[Max Ferguson]] -Canadian radio host and actor (d. 2013)

1924 - [[Bud Poile]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2005)

1925 - [[Pierre Mondy]] -French actor and director (d. 2012)

1926 - [[Sidney Bryan Berry]] -American general (d. 2013)

1926 - [[Danny Blanchflower]] -Irish footballer and manager (d. 1993)

1926 - [[Kostas Mountakis]] -Greek singer-songwriter (d. 1991)

1927 - [[Leontyne Price]] -American soprano and actress

1927 - [[Brian Priestman]] -English conductor and educator (d. 2014)

1929 - [[Jerry Goldsmith]] -American composer and conductor (d. 2004)

1929 - [[Jim Whittaker]] -American mountaineer

1929 - [[Lou Whittaker]] -American mountaineer

1930 - [[E. L. Konigsburg]] -American author and illustrator (d. 2013)

1930 - [[Robert Wagner]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1932 - [[Barrie Ingham]] -English-American actor (d. 2015)

1933 - [[Jay Conrad Levinson]] -American educator and author (d. 2013)

1933 - [[Richard Schickel]] -American journalist, author, and critic

1933 - [[Faramarz Payvar]] -Iranian Santoor (Persian instrument)|santur player and composer (d. 2009)

1935 - [[Theodore Antoniou]] -Greek composer and conductor

1937 - [[Anne Anderson (researcher)|Anne Anderson]] -scientist

1937 - [[Roberta Flack]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1939 - [[Adrienne Clarkson]] -Hong Kong-Canadian journalist and politician, 26th Governor General of Canada

1939 - [[Peter Purves]] -English actor

1940 - [[Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh]] -Saudi Arabian scholar and academic, 4th Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia

1940 - [[Mary Rand]] -English sprinter and long jumper

1940 - [[Kenny Rankin]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)

1941 - [[Michael Apted]] -English director and producer

1942 - [[Lawrence Weiner]] -American artist

1943 - [[Ral Donner]] -American singer (d. 1984)

1944 - [[Peter Allen (musician)|Peter Allen]] -Australian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (d. 1992)

1944 - [[Frank Keating]] -American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of Oklahoma

1944 - [[Frances Moore Lappé]] -American author and activist

1944 - [[Rufus Reid]] -American bassist and composer (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra)

1947 - [[Louise Arbour]] -Canadian jurist

1947 - [[Butch Morris]] -American cornet player, composer, and conductor (d. 2013)

1947 - [[Nicholas Owen (journalist)|Nicholas Owen]] -English journalist

1948 - [[Luis Donaldo Colosio]] -Mexican economist and politician (d. 1994)

1949 - [[Jim Corcoran]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1949 - [[Maxime Le Forestier]] -French singer and guitarist

1949 - [[Nigel Olsson]] -English drummer, songwriter, and producer (The Spencer Davis Group and Plastic Penny)

1949 - [[Harold Sylvester]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1950 - [[Mark Spitz]] -American swimmer

1951 - [[Bob Iger]] -American businessman

1952 - [[Lee Hsien Loong]] -Singaporean general and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Singapore

1955 - [[Chris Adams (wrestler)|Chris Adams]] -English-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2001)

1955 - [[Jim Cramer]] -American financier and author, co-founded TheStreet.com

1955 - [[Greg Norman]] -Australian golfer and sportscaster

1956 - [[James Martin Graham]] -American Roman Catholic priest (d. 1997)

1956 - [[Enele Sopoaga]] -Tuvaluan politician, 12th Prime Minister of Tuvalu

1958 - [[Michael Weiss (composer)|Michael Weiss]] -American pianist and composer

1959 - [[John Calipari]] -American basketball player and coach

1959 - [[Lisa McPherson]] -American Negligent homicide|homicide victim (d. 1995)

1960 - [[Robert Addie]] -English actor (d. 2003)

1960 - [[Jim Kent]] -American biologist, computer programmer, academic

1961 - [[Alexander Payne]] -American director and screenwriter

1961 - [[George Stephanopoulos]] -American journalist

1962 - [[Cliff Burton]] -American bass player and songwriter (Metallica, Trauma (band)|Trauma, and EZ-Street) (d. 1986)

1962 - [[Bobby Czyz]] -American boxer and sportscaster

1962 - [[Piero Pelù]] -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Litfiba)

1962 - [[Randy Velischek]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1963 - [[Lenny Dykstra]] -American baseball player

1963 - [[Candan Erçetin]] -Turkish singer-songwriter

1963 - [[Philip Glenister]] -English actor

1963 - [[Kalle Kiik]] -Estonian chess International Master

1963 - [[Tony Reno]] -Swedish drummer (Europe (band)|Europe)

1964 - [[Glenn Beck]] -American journalist, producer, and author

1964 - [[Victor Davis]] -Canadian swimmer (d. 1989)

1964 - [[Francesca Neri]] -Italian actress and producer

1966 - [[Natalie Bennett]] -Australian-English journalist and politician

1966 - [[Daryl Johnston]] -American football player and sportscaster

1966 - [[Ji Suk-jin]] -South Korean comedian, actor, and singer

1967 - [[Laura Dern]] -American actress, director, and producer

1967 - [[Jacky Durand]] -French cyclist and sportscaster

1967 - [[Ivan Francescato]] -Italian rugby player (d. 1999)

1967 - [[Vince Gilligan]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1968 - [[Peter Popovic]] -Swedish ice hockey player and coach

1968 - [[Garrett Reisman]] -American engineer and astronaut

1968 - [[Atika Suri]] -Indonesian journalist

1969 - [[Joe Mangrum]] -American painter and sculptor

1970 - [[Alberto Castillo (catcher)|Alberto Castillo]] -Dominican baseball player

1970 - [[Melissa Doyle]] -Australian journalist and author

1970 - [[Nobushige Kumakubo]] -Japanese race car driver

1970 - [[Noureddine Naybet]] -Moroccan footballer and manager

1970 - [[Åsne Seierstad]] -Norwegian journalist and author

1970 - [[Iván Velázquez Caballero]] -Mexican drug lord

1971 - [[Anna-Maria Hallgarn]] -Swedish actress and singer

1971 - [[Lorena Rojas]] -Mexican actress and singer (d. 2015)

1971 - [[Louie Spicolli]] -American wrestler (d. 1998)

1971 - [[Lisa Marie Varon]] -American wrestler and model

1973 - [[Ajdar]] -Turkish singer-songwriter and engineer

1973 - [[Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho]] -English businesswoman and politician, co-founded Lastminute.com

1973 - [[Ivan O'Konnel-Bronin]] -Estonian footballer and manager

1973 - [[Sergey Borisovich Shishkin|Sergei Shishkin]] -Russian footballer

1974 - [[Elizabeth Banks]] -American actress, director, and producer

1974 - [[Ty Law]] -American football player

1974 - [[Ivri Lider]] -Israeli singer-songwriter and producer (The Young Professionals)

1975 - [[Scott Elrod]] -German-American actor

1975 - [[Hiroki Kuroda]] -Japanese baseball player

1975 - [[Kool Savas]] -German-Turkish rapper

1976 - [[Lance Berkman]] -American baseball player and coach

1976 - [[Keeley Hawes]] -English actress and singer

1976 - [[Carmelo Imbriani]] -Italian footballer and coach (d. 2013)

1976 - [[Vedran Runje]] -Croatian footballer

1977 - [[Salif Diao]] -Senegalese footballer

1978 - [[Don Omar]] -Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and actor

1979 - [[Joey Hand]] -American race car driver

1979 - [[Jumaine Jones]] -American basketball player

1979 - [[Daryl Palumbo]] -American singer-songwriter (Glassjaw, Head Automatica, and Color Film (band)|Color Film)

1979 - [[Ross Powers]] -American snowboarder

1979 - [[Kristen Viikmäe]] -Estonian footballer

1980 - [[César Izturis]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1980 - [[Enzo Maresca]] -Italian footballer

1980 - [[Mike Ribeiro]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1980 - [[Bruno Šundov]] -Croatian basketball player

1981 - [[Christian Fickert]] -German footballer

1981 - [[Andrew Johnson (English footballer)|Andrew Johnson]] -English footballer

1981 - [[Natasha St-Pier]] -Canadian singer-songwriter

1981 - [[Holly Willoughby]] -English model and television host

1982 - [[Justin Gatlin]] -American sprinter

1982 - [[Tarmo Neemelo]] -Estonian footballer

1982 - [[Iafeta Paleaaesina]] -New Zealand rugby player

1983 - [[Ricardo Clark]] -American soccer player

1983 - [[Daiane dos Santos]] -Brazilian gymnast

1983 - [[Vic Fuentes]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pierce the Veil, Isles & Glaciers, and Cinematic Sunrise)

1983 - [[Taiji Ishimori]] -Japanese wrestler

1984 - [[Brent Everett]] -Canadian porn actor and director

1984 - [[Alex Gordon]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[Kim Hyo-jin]] -South Korean actress

1985 - [[Selçuk İnan]] -Turkish footballer

1986 - [[Jeff Adrien]] -American basketball player

1986 - [[Josh Akognon]] -Nigerian-American basketball player

1986 - [[Radamel Falcao]] -Colombian footballer

1986 - [[Roberto Jiménez Gago]] -Spanish footballer

1986 - [[Yui Ichikawa]] -Japanese actress and singer

1986 - [[Viktor Troicki]] -Serbian tennis player

1987 - [[Erin Burger]] -South African netball player

1987 - [[Takuya Ishida]] -Japanese actor

1987 - [[Jakub Kindl]] -Czech ice hockey player

1987 - [[Facundo Roncaglia]] -Argentinian footballer

1987 - [[Yuja Wang]] -Chinese pianist

1988 - [[Daniil Ratnikov]] -Estonian footballer

1988 - [[Jade Ramsey]] -English actress

1988 - [[Nikita Ramsey]] -English actress

1988 - [[Olga Zadvornova]] -Latvian figure skater

1989 - [[Liam Hendriks]] -Australian baseball player

1990 - [[Barbara Guarischi]] -Italian cyclist

1990 - [[Choi Soo-young]] -South Korean singer-songwriter, actress, and dancer (Girls' Generation)

1991 - [[Emma Roberts]] -American actress and singer

1992 - [[Misha B]] -English rapper

1992 - [[Reinhold Yabo]] -German footballer

1994 - [[Makenzie Vega]] -American actress

1995 - [[Haruna Kawaguchi]] -Japanese model and actress

1996 - [[Christina Parie]] -Australian singer-songwriter

1997 - [[Chloë Grace Moretz]] -American actress

1997 - [[Nadia Podoroska]] -Argentinian tennis player

1998 - [[Candy Hsu]] -Taiwanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1999 - [[Tiffany Espensen]] -Chinese-American actress

2005 - [[Rio Suzuki]] -Japanese actress

History of Deaths


1126 - [[William IX, Duke of Aquitaine]] -(b. 1071)

1162 - [[Baldwin III of Jerusalem]] -(b. 1130)

1242 - [[Emperor Shijō]] -of Japan (b. 1231)

1278 - [[Margaret II, Countess of Flanders]] -(b. 1202)

1307 - [[Temür Khan, Emperor Chengzong of Yuan]] -(b. 1265)

1576 - [[Wilhelm Xylander]] -German scholar, translator, and academic (b. 1532)

1645 - [[Dorothea Sophia, Abbess of Quedlinburg]] -(b. 1587)

1686 - [[William Dugdale]] -English genealogist and historian (b. 1605)

1722 - [[Bartholomew Roberts]] -Welsh pirate (b. 1682)

1755 - [[Montesquieu]] -French lawyer and philosopher (b. 1689)

1758 - [[Thomas Ripley (architect)|Thomas Ripley]] -English architect (b. 1682)

1782 - [[Friedrich Christoph Oetinger]] -German theologian and author (b. 1702)

1829 - [[Pope Leo XII]] -(b. 1760)

1837 - [[Alexander Pushkin]] -Russian poet and author (b. 1799)

1857 - [[David Thompson (explorer)|David Thompson]] -English-Canadian surveyor and explorer (b. 1770)

1865 - [[Heinrich Lenz]] -Estonian-Italian physicist and academic (b. 1804)

1887 - [[Ellen Wood (author)|Ellen Wood]] -English author (b. 1814)

1891 - [[Sofia Kovalevskaya]] -Russian-Swedish mathematician and physicist (b. 1850)

1904 - [[John A. Roche]] -American politician, 30th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1844)

1906 - [[Ezra Butler Eddy]] -American-Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1827)

1912 - [[Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister]] -English surgeon and academic (b. 1827)

1913 - [[Konstantinos Tsiklitiras]] -Greek long jumper (b. 1888)

1917 - [[John William Waterhouse]] -Italian-English soldier and painter (b. 1849)

1918 - [[Abdul Hamid II]] -Ottoman sultan (b. 1842)

1918 - [[Ernesto Teodoro Moneta]] -Italian soldier and journalist, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1833)

1920 - [[Amedee Reyburn]] -American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1879)

1923 - [[Wilhelm Röntgen]] -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)

1928 - [[José Sánchez del Río]] -Mexican martyr and saint (b. 1913)

1932 - [[Edgar Wallace]] -English author and screenwriter (b. 1875)

1939 - [[Pope Pius XI]] -(b. 1857)

1944 - [[E. M. Antoniadi]] -Greek-French astronomer and chess player (b. 1870)

1945 - [[Anacleto Díaz]] -Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1878)

1950 - [[Marcel Mauss]] -French sociologist and anthropologist (b. 1872)

1956 - [[Wilbert Coffin]] -Canadian murderer (b. 1915)

1956 - [[Leonora Speyer]] -American poet and violinist (b. 1872)

1956 - [[Emmanouil Tsouderos]] -Greek banker and politician, 132nd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1882)

1957 - [[Laura Ingalls Wilder]] -American author (b. 1867)

1958 - [[Aleksander Klumberg]] -Estonian decathlete and coach (b. 1899)

1960 - [[Aloysius Stepinac]] -Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)

1964 - [[Eugen Sänger]] -Austrian engineer (b. 1905)

1966 - [[Billy Rose]] -American composer and songwriter (b. 1899)

1975 - [[Nikos Kavvadias]] -Greek sailor and poet (b. 1910)

1979 - [[Edvard Kardelj]] -Slovene general and politician, 2nd Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1910)

1984 - [[David Von Erich]] -American wrestler (b. 1958)

1984 - [[Agda Helin]] -Swedish actress (b. 1894)

1985 - [[Johnny Mokan]] -American baseball player (b. 1895)

1987 - [[Sadequain]] -Pakistani painter and calligrapher (b. 1930)

1990 - [[Bill Sherwood]] -American director and screenwriter (b. 1952)

1992 - [[Alex Haley]] -American soldier, journalist, and author (b. 1921)

1993 - [[Fred Hollows]] -New Zealand-Australian ophthalmologist and academic (b. 1929)

1995 - [[Paul Monette]] -American author and activist (b. 1945)

1997 - [[Brian Connolly]] -Scottish-English singer-songwriter (Sweet (band)|Sweet) (b. 1945)

1998 - [[Yorgos Vrasivanopoulos]] -Greek actor (b. 1924)

2000 - [[Jim Varney]] -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1949)

2001 - [[Lewis Arquette]] -American actor and screenwriter (b. 1935)

2001 - [[Abraham Beame]] -American academic and politician, 104th Mayor of New York City (b. 1906)

2001 - [[Buddy Tate]] -American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1913)

2002 - [[Ramón Arellano Félix]] -Mexican drug trafficker (b. 1964)

2002 - [[Traudl Junge]] -German secretary (b. 1920)

2002 - [[Dave Van Ronk]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)

2003 - [[Edgar de Evia]] -Mexican-American photographer (b. 1910)

2003 - [[Curt Hennig]] -American wrestler and manager (b. 1958)

2003 - [[Albert J. Ruffo]] -American lawyer and politician, List of mayors of San Jose, California|Mayor of San Jose (b. 1908)

2003 - [[Ron Ziegler]] -American politician, 14th White House Press Secretary (b. 1939)

2005 - [[Arthur Miller]] -American actor, playwright, and author (b. 1915)

2006 - [[Gordon Barker]] -English cricketer and footballer (b. 1931)

2006 - [[J Dilla]] -American rapper and producer (Slum Village) (b. 1974)

2006 - [[Beko Ransome-Kuti]] -Nigerian physician and activist (b. 1940)

2007 - [[Jeong Da-bin]] -South Korean actress (b. 1980)

2007 - [[Bruno Ruffo]] -Italian motorcycle racer and racing driver (b. 1920)

2008 - [[Roy Scheider]] -American actor and boxer (b. 1932)

2008 - [[Adeline Geo-Karis]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1918)

2008 - [[Steve Gerber]] -American author (b. 1947)

2009 - [[Jeremy Lusk]] -American motocross racer (b. 1984)

2010 - [[Fred Schaus]] -American basketball player and coach (b. 1925)

2010 - [[Enn Soosaar]] -Estonian translator, literary critic and columnist (b. 1937)

2010 - [[Charlie Wilson (Texas politician)|Charles Wilson]] -American lieutenant and politician (b. 1933)

2011 - [[Trevor Bailey]] -English cricketer (b. 1923)

2012 - [[Ronald Fraser (historian)|Ronald Fraser]] -English historian and author (b. 1930)

2012 - [[David Anthony Pizzuto]] -Canadian-American voice actor (b. 1951)

2012 - [[James Riordan]] -English author (b. 1936)

2012 - [[Jeffrey Zaslow]] -American journalist and author (b. 1958)

2013 - [[W. Watts Biggers]] -American author, screenwriter, and animator (b. 1927)

2013 - [[David Hartman (rabbi)|David Hartman]] -American-Israeli rabbi and philosopher, founded the Shalom Hartman Institute (b. 1931)

2013 - [[Eugenio Trías Sagnier]] -Spanish philosopher and academic (b. 1942)

2013 - [[Zhuang Zedong]] -Chinese table tennis player (b. 1940)

2014 - [[Stuart Hall (cultural theorist)|Stuart Hall]] -Jamaican-English sociologist and theorist (b. 1932)

2014 - [[Doug Jarrett]] -Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1944)

2014 - [[Ronnie Masterson]] -Irish actress (b. 1926)

2014 - [[Tomaž Pengov]] -Slovenian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1949)

2014 - [[Shirley Temple]] -American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat (b. 1928)

2015 - [[Naseer Aruri]] -Palestinian scholar and activist (b. 1934)

2015 - [[Karl Josef Becker]] -German cardinal and theologian (b. 1928)

2015 - [[Bill Enyart]] -American football player (b. 1947)

2015 - [[Matías Funes]] -Honduran philosopher, academic, and politician (b. 1952)

2015 - [[Deng Liqun]] -Chinese theorist and politician (b. 1915)

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