This Day in History
Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.
660 - [[Emperor Jimmu]] -
55 - [[Britannicus|Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus]] -heir to the Roman emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Ancient Rome|Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
244 - [[Gordian III]] -is murdered by mutiny|mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
1177 - [[John de Courcy]] -s army defeats the native Dunleavey Clan in Ulster. The English establish themselves in Ulster.
1534 - [[Henry VIII of England]] -is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
1626 - [[Susenyos I]] -of Ethiopia and Patriarch Afonso Mendes declare the primacy of the Roman See over the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church|Ethiopian Church, and Catholic Church|Roman Catholicism the state religion of Ethiopia.
1659 - [[Assault on Copenhagen (1659)|The assault on Copenhagen]] -by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
1790 - [[Quakers]] -petitions United States Congress|U.S. Congress for Abolitionism in the United States|abolition of slavery.
1794 - [[United States Senate]] -opens to the public.
1808 - [[Jesse Fell]] -burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
1812 - [[Massachusetts]] -governor Elbridge Gerry "gerrymandering|gerrymanders" for the first time.
1826 - [[University College London]] -is founded under the name ''University of London''.
1826 - [[Swaminarayan]] -writes the ''Shikshapatri'', an important text within Swaminarayan Hinduism.
1840 - [[Gaetano Donizetti]] -s opera ''La fille du régiment'' receives its first performance in Paris, France.
1843 - [[Giuseppe Verdi]] -s opera ''I Lombardi alla prima crociata'' receives its first performance in Milan, Italy.
1855 - [[Tewodros II]] -Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam
1856 - [[Awadh]] -is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is imprisoned and later exiled to Kolkata|Calcutta.
1858 - [[Bernadette Soubirous]] -s first Lourdes apparitions|vision of the Our Lady of Lourdes|Blessed Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France.
1861 - [[American Civil War]] -United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
1873 - [[Amadeo I of Spain]] -abdicates.
1889 - [[Meiji Constitution]] -of Japan is adopted; the first National Diet convenes in 1890.
1903 - [[Anton Bruckner]] -s Symphony No. 9 (Bruckner)|9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna, Austria.
1906 - [[Pope Pius X]] -publishes the encyclical ''Vehementer Nos''.
1916 - [[Emma Goldman]] -is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
1919 - [[Friedrich Ebert]] -(Social Democratic Party of Germany|SPD), is elected President of Germany.
1929 - [[Kingdom of Italy]] -and the Holy See|Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.
1937 - [[General Motors]] -recognizes the United Auto Workers.
1938 - [[BBC One|BBC Television]] -produces the world's first ever Science fiction on television|science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play ''R.U.R.'', that coined the term "robot".
1939 - [[Lockheed P-38 Lightning]] -flies from California to New York in 7 hours 2 minutes.
1942 - [[World War II]] -The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore.
1943 - [[General (United States)|General]] -Dwight D. Eisenhower is selected to command the Allies of World War II|allied armies in Europe.
1953 - [[Julius and Ethel Rosenberg]] -
1953 - [[Soviet Union]] -breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
1959 - [[Federation of Arab Emirates of the South]] -which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
1964 - [[Greece|Greeks]] -and Turkey|Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
1968 - [[Jordan]] -an border clashes rage.
1968 - [[Memphis Sanitation Strike]] -begins.
1971 - [[Seabed Arms Control Treaty]] -outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
1973 - [[Vietnam War]] -First release of American prisoner of war|prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
1978 - [[Censorship]] -China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
1979 - [[Iranian Revolution]] -establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
1981 - [[Tennessee Valley Authority|TVA]] -Sequoyah Nuclear Generating Station|Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating eight workers.
1990 - [[Nelson Mandela]] -is released from Drakenstein Correctional Centre|Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
1990 - [[Buster Douglas]] -a 40:1 underdog, knocks out Mike Tyson in ten rounds at Tokyo to win boxing's world Heavyweight title and cause one of the largest upsets in sports history.
1997 - [[Space Shuttle Discovery|Space Shuttle ''Discovery'']] -is launched on a STS-82|mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
2001 - [[Anna Kournikova (computer virus)|Anna Kournikova virus]] -infecting millions of emails via a trick photo of the tennis star.
2008 - [[East Timor]] -se soldiers 2008 East Timorese assassination attempts|seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.
2008 - [[Namdaemun]] -a 550-year-old gate in South Korea, was 2008 Namdaemun fire|toppled by fire.
2011 - [[Timeline of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011|first wave]] -of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011|Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
2014 - [[2014 Algeria Lockheed C-130 Hercules crash|plane crashes]] -in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people.
2015 - [[Murder of Özgecan Aslan|murdered]] -as she resisted an attempted rape in Turkey, sparking nationwide protests and public outcry against harassment and violence against women.
1380 - [[Poggio Bracciolini]] -Italian scholar and translator (d. 1459)
1466 - [[Elizabeth of York]] -(d. 1503)
1535 - [[Pope Gregory XIV]] -(d. 1591)
1568 - [[Honoré d'Urfé]] -French author and playwright (d. 1625)
1637 - [[Friedrich Nicolaus Bruhns]] -German composer and director (d. 1718)
1649 - [[William Carstares]] -Scottish minister and academic (d. 1715)
1657 - [[Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle]] -French poet and playwright (d. 1757)
1708 - [[Egidio Duni]] -Italian composer (d. 1775)
1755 - [[Albert Christoph Dies]] -German composer and painter (d. 1822)
1764 - [[Joseph Chénier]] -French poet and playwright (d. 1811)
1774 - [[Maxim Gauci]] -Maltese lithographer (d. 1854)
1776 - [[Ioannis Kapodistrias]] -Greek politician, 1st List of heads of state of Greece|Governor of Greece (d. 1831)
1796 - [[Giovanni Pacini]] -Italian composer (d. 1867)
1799 - [[Basil Moreau]] -French priest, founded the Congregation of Holy Cross (d. 1873)
1800 - [[Henry Fox Talbot]] -English photographer, invented the calotype (d. 1877)
1802 - [[Lydia Maria Child]] -American journalist, author, and activist (d. 1880)
1805 - [[Jean Baptiste Charbonneau]] -American explorer (d. 1866)
1812 - [[Alexander H. Stephens]] -American lawyer and politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America (d. 1883)
1813 - [[Otto Ludwig (writer)|Otto Ludwig]] -German author, playwright, and critic (d. 1865)
1819 - [[Samuel Parkman Tuckerman]] -American organist and composer (d. 1890)
1821 - [[Auguste Mariette]] -French archaeologist and scholar (d. 1881)
1830 - [[Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff]] -Prussian pianist and composer (d. 1913)
1833 - [[Melville Fuller]] -American lawyer and jurist, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1910)
1839 - [[Josiah Willard Gibbs]] -American physicist, mathematician, and academic (d. 1903)
1847 - [[Thomas Edison]] -American engineer and businessman, developed the light bulb and phonograph (d. 1931)
1855 - [[Ellen Day Hale]] -American painter (d. 1940)
1860 - [[Rachilde]] -French author and playwright (d. 1953)
1869 - [[Helene Kröller-Müller]] -German-Dutch art collector and philanthropist, founded the Kröller-Müller Museum (d. 1939)
1869 - [[Else Lasker-Schüler]] -German poet and author (d. 1945)
1874 - [[Elsa Beskow]] -Swedish author and illustrator (d. 1953)
1874 - [[Fritz Hart]] -English composer and conductor (d. 1949)
1881 - [[Carlo Carrà]] -Italian painter (d. 1966)
1890 - [[David Drummond (politician)|David Drummond]] -Australian farmer and politician (d. 1965)
1891 - [[J. W. Hearne]] -English cricketer (d. 1965)
1898 - [[Leó Szilárd]] -Hungarian-American physicist and academic (d. 1964)
1900 - [[Hans-Georg Gadamer]] -German philosopher and scholar (d. 2002)
1900 - [[Jōsei Toda]] -Japanese educator and activist (d. 1958)
1902 - [[Arne Jacobsen]] -Danish architect, designed Aarhus City Hall and Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen|Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (d. 1971)
1903 - [[Hans Redlich]] -Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1968)
1904 - [[Keith Holyoake]] -New Zealand farmer and politician, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1983)
1908 - [[Philip Dunne (writer)|Philip Dunne]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
1908 - [[Vivian Fuchs]] -English geologist and explorer (d. 1999)
1909 - [[Max Baer (boxer)|Max Baer]] -American boxer and actor (d. 1959)
1909 - [[Joseph L. Mankiewicz]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
1912 - [[Rudolf Firkušný]] -Czech-American pianist and educator (d. 1994)
1914 - [[Matt Dennis]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2002)
1915 - [[Patrick Leigh Fermor]] -English soldier, author, and scholar (d. 2011)
1915 - [[Richard Hamming]] -American mathematician (d. 1998)
1915 - [[Pat Welsh (actress)|Pat Welsh]] -American actress (d. 1995)
1917 - [[Sidney Sheldon]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1919 - [[Eva Gabor]] -Hungarian-American actress and singer (d. 1995)
1920 - [[Boyd Bartley]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)
1920 - [[Farouk of Egypt]] -(d. 1965)
1920 - [[Daniel F. Galouye]] -American author (d. 1976)
1920 - [[Billy Halop]] -American actor (d. 1976)
1920 - [[Daniel James, Jr.]] -American general and pilot (d. 1978)
1921 - [[Lloyd Bentsen]] -American colonel and politician, 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2006)
1921 - [[Ottavio Missoni]] -Italian hurdler and fashion designer, founded Missoni (d. 2013)
1921 - [[Edward Seidensticker]] -American scholar and translator (d. 2007)
1923 - [[Antony Flew]] -English philosopher and academic (d. 2010)
1925 - [[Virginia E. Johnson]] -American psychologist and academic (d. 2013)
1925 - [[Kim Stanley]] -American actress (d. 2001)
1926 - [[Paul Bocuse]] -French chef
1926 - [[Leslie Nielsen]] -Canadian-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2010)
1927 - [[Sinclair Stevens]] -Canadian businessman, lawyer, and politician
1928 - [[Hattie N. Harrison]] -American educator and politician (d. 2013)
1930 - [[Roy De Forest]] -American painter and academic (d. 2007)
1931 - [[Larry Merchant]] -American journalist and sportscaster
1932 - [[Dennis Skinner]] -English politician
1934 - [[Mel Carnahan]] -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 51st List of Governors of Missouri|Governor of Missouri (d. 2000)
1934 - [[Tina Louise]] -American actress and singer
1934 - [[Manuel Noriega]] -Panamanian general and politician, List of heads of state of Panama|Military Leader of Panama
1934 - [[Mary Quant]] -English-Welsh fashion designer
1934 - [[John Surtees]] -English motorcycle racer and race car driver
1934 - [[David Taylor (veterinarian)|David Taylor]] -English veterinarian and television host (d. 2013)
1935 - [[Gene Vincent]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 1971)
1936 - [[Burt Reynolds]] -American actor and director
1937 - [[Bill Lawry]] -Australian cricketer and sportscaster
1937 - [[Brian Lemon]] -English pianist and composer
1937 - [[Eddie Shack]] -Canadian ice hockey player
1937 - [[Phillip Walker]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 2010)
1938 - [[Simone de Oliveira]] -Portuguese actress and singer
1938 - [[Bobby Pickett]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
1939 - [[Bryan Gould]] -New Zealand-English lawyer and politician
1939 - [[Jane Yolen]] -American author and poet
1940 - [[Mick Staton]] -American soldier and politician (d. 2014)
1941 - [[Sérgio Mendes]] -Brazilian pianist and composer
1943 - [[Joselito (singer)|Joselito]] -Spanish singer and actor
1943 - [[Serge Lama]] -French singer-songwriter
1943 - [[Alan Rubin]] -American trumpet player (The Blues Brothers) (d. 2011)
1943 - [[Stan Szelest]] -American keyboard player (The Band) (d. 1991)
1945 - [[Burhan Ghalioun]] -Syrian academic and politician
1946 - [[Pierre Curzi]] -Canadian actor, screenwriter, and politician
1946 - [[Chris Rush]] -American comedian, actor, and author
1946 - [[Ian Porterfield]] -Scottish-English footballer and manager (d. 2007)
1947 - [[Roy Carrier]] -American accordion player (d. 2010)
1947 - [[Yukio Hatoyama]] -Japanese engineer and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Japan
1947 - [[Johnny Manahan]] -Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter
1947 - [[Kikko Matsuoka]] -Japanese actress
1947 - [[Derek Shulman]] -Scottish singer-songwriter and producer (Gentle Giant and Simon Dupree and the Big Sound)
1948 - [[Al Johnson (musician)|Al Johnson]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Unifics) (d. 2013)
1948 - [[Yoshihito, Prince Katsura]] -of Japan (d. 2014)
1951 - [[Hardo Aasmäe]] -Estonian geographer and politician (d. 2014)
1953 - [[Philip Anglim]] -American actor
1953 - [[Jeb Bush]] -American banker and politician, 43rd List of Governors of Florida|Governor of Florida
1953 - [[Tom Veryzer]] -American baseball player (d. 2014)
1954 - [[Wesley Strick]] -American director and screenwriter
1956 - [[H.R.]] -American singer and guitarist (Bad Brains)
1956 - [[Catherine Hickland]] -American actress and singer
1956 - [[Didier Lockwood]] -French violinist (Magma (band)|Magma)
1957 - [[Peter Klashorst]] -Dutch painter, sculptor, and photographer
1957 - [[Mitchell Symons]] -English journalist and author
1957 - [[Oddmund Finnseth]] -Norwegian bassist
1959 - [[Bradley Cole]] -American actor
1959 - [[Deborah Meaden]] -English businesswoman
1959 - [[Roberto Moreno]] -Brazilian race car driver
1959 - [[Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi]] -Iranian educator and politician, Ministry of Health and Medical Education (Iran)|Iranian Minister of Health
1960 - [[Momus (musician)|Momus]] -Scottish-Japanese author, journalist, and songwriter
1960 - [[Richard Mastracchio]] -American engineer and astronaut
1961 - [[Carey Lowell]] -American model and actress
1962 - [[Tammy Baldwin]] -American lawyer and politician
1962 - [[Sheryl Crow]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1962 - [[Bestia Salvaje]] -Mexican wrestler (d. 2008)
1962 - [[Eric Vanderaerden]] -Belgian cyclist
1963 - [[José Mari Bakero]] -Spanish footballer and manager
1963 - [[Diane Franklin]] -American actress and producer
1963 - [[Dan Osman]] -Japanese-American rock climber (d. 1998)
1963 - [[Nini Stoltenberg]] -Norwegian activist (d. 2014)
1964 - [[Adrian Hasler]] -Liechtensteiner police officer and politician, 13th List of heads of government of Liechtenstein|Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
1964 - [[Sarah Palin]] -American activist and politician, 9th List of Governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska
1964 - [[Ken Shamrock]] -American martial artist and wrestler
1965 - [[Robert David Stevens]] -Scientist
1965 - [[Vicki Wilson]] -Australian netball player and coach
1966 - [[Dieudonné M'bala M'bala]] -French comedian, actor, and activist
1967 - [[Hank Gathers]] -American basketball player (d. 1990)
1967 - [[Ty Treadway]] -American actor and talk show host
1968 - [[Mo Willems]] -American author and illustrator
1969 - [[Jennifer Aniston]] -American actress, director, and producer
1969 - [[Andreas Hilfiker]] -Swiss footballer
1969 - [[John Salako]] -Nigerian-English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
1969 - [[P.J. Sparxx]] -American porn actress and director
1970 - [[Fredrik Thordendal]] -Swedish guitarist and songwriter (Meshuggah)
1971 - [[Damian Lewis]] -English actor and producer
1971 - [[Evan Tanner]] -American mixed martial artist (d. 2008)
1972 - [[Brian Daubach]] -American baseball player and manager
1972 - [[Craig Jones (musician)|Craig Jones]] -American keyboard player (Slipknot (band)|Slipknot)
1972 - [[Steve McManaman]] -English footballer
1972 - [[Bernd Meier]] -German footballer and coach (d. 2012)
1972 - [[Kelly Slater]] -American surfer and actor
1972 - [[Noboru Yamaguchi (author)|Noboru Yamaguchi]] -South Korean-Japanese author (d. 2013)
1973 - [[Hernandez (wrestler)|Hernandez]] -American wrestler and promoter
1973 - [[Jeon Do-yeon]] -South Korean actress
1973 - [[Ethan Iverson]] -American pianist and composer (The Bad Plus)
1973 - [[Varg Vikernes]] -Norwegian guitarist and songwriter (Burzum, Mayhem (band)|Mayhem, and Old Funeral)
1974 - [[D'Angelo]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Soulquarians)
1974 - [[Nick Barmby]] -English footballer and manager
1974 - [[Alex Jones (radio host)|Alex Jones]] -American radio host and author
1974 - [[Isaiah Mustafa]] -American football player and actor
1974 - [[Jaroslav Špaček]] -Czech ice hockey player and coach
1974 - [[Zain Verjee]] -Kenyan-Canadian journalist
1975 - [[Andy Lally]] -American race car driver
1975 - [[Marek Špilár]] -Slovak footballer (d. 2013)
1975 - [[Jacque Vaughn]] -American basketball player and coach
1976 - [[Tony Battie]] -American basketball player
1976 - [[Brice Beckham]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1976 - [[Peter Hayes (musician)|Peter Hayes]] -American singer and guitarist (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
1976 - [[Jorge Luiz dos Santos Dias]] -Brazilian footballer
1976 - [[Jao Mapa]] -Filipino actor and painter
1976 - [[André Wickström]] -Finnish-Swedish comedian and actor
1977 - [[Ioannis Okkas]] -Cypriot footballer
1977 - [[Mike Shinoda]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Linkin Park and Fort Minor)
1979 - [[Brandy Norwood]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1980 - [[Rael Artel]] -Estonian art writer, curator and gallerist
1980 - [[Mark Bresciano]] -Australian footballer
1980 - [[Titi Buengo]] -Angolan footballer
1980 - [[Matthew Lawrence]] -American actor
1980 - [[Cormac McAnallen]] -Irish footballer (d. 2004)
1981 - [[Kelly Rowland]] -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Destiny's Child)
1982 - [[Natalie Dormer]] -English actress
1982 - [[Neil Robertson (snooker player)|Neil Robertson]] -Australian snooker player
1982 - [[Jürgen Schmid]] -German footballer
1983 - [[Nicki Clyne]] -Canadian actress
1983 - [[Emmanuel Krontiris]] -German footballer
1983 - [[Huang Shengyi]] -Chinese actress and singer
1983 - [[Tihhon Šišov]] -Estonian footballer
1983 - [[Rafael van der Vaart]] -Dutch footballer
1983 - [[Andrew Welsh (Australian rules footballer)|Andrew Welsh]] -Australian footballer
1984 - [[Maarten Heisen]] -Dutch sprinter
1984 - [[Marco Marcato]] -Italian cyclist
1984 - [[Maxime Talbot]] -Canadian ice hockey player
1985 - [[Mike Richards]] -Canadian ice hockey player
1986 - [[Kees Luyckx]] -Dutch footballer
1987 - [[Ebba Busch]] -Swedish politician
1987 - [[Jürgen Kuresoo]] -Estonian footballer
1987 - [[Brian Matusz]] -American baseball player
1987 - [[Jan Smeekens]] -Dutch speed skater
1987 - [[Lembi Vaher]] -Estonian pole vaulter
1987 - [[Ellen van Dijk]] -Dutch cyclist
1988 - [[Vlad Moldoveanu]] -Romanian basketball player
1988 - [[Alwyn Uytingco]] -Filipino actor
1989 - [[Alexander Büttner]] -Dutch footballer
1990 - [[Princess Ayah bint Al Faisal]] -of Jordan
1990 - [[Javier Aquino]] -Mexican footballer
1990 - [[Go Ara]] -South Korean actress and singer
1991 - [[Hwang Chansung]] -South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (2PM)
1992 - [[Taylor Lautner]] -American actor and martial artist
1997 - [[Yuumi Shida]] -Japanese model and actress
1997 - [[Mateusz Wieteska]] -Polish footballer
History of Deaths
55 - [[Britannicus]] -Roman son of Claudius (b. 41)
244 - [[Gordian III]] -Roman emperor (b. 225)
641 - [[Heraclius]] -Byzantine emperor (b. 575)
731 - [[Pope Gregory II]] -(b. 669)
806 - [[Emperor Shunzong of Tang|Shun Zong]] -Chinese emperor (b. 761)
1141 - [[Hugh of Saint Victor]] -German philosopher and theologian (b. 1096)
1160 - [[Minamoto no Yoshitomo]] -Japanese general (b. 1123)
1503 - [[Elizabeth of York]] -(b. 1466)
1626 - [[Pietro Cataldi]] -Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1552)
1650 - [[René Descartes]] -French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1596)
1755 - [[Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei]] -Italian archaeologist, playwright, and critic (b. 1675)
1762 - [[Johann Tobias Krebs]] -German organist and composer (b. 1690)
1763 - [[William Shenstone]] -English poet and gardener (b. 1714)
1795 - [[Carl Michael Bellman]] -Swedish poet and composer (b. 1740)
1797 - [[Antoine Dauvergne]] -French violinist and composer (b. 1713)
1829 - [[Alexander Griboyedov]] -Russian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1795)
1862 - [[Elizabeth Siddal]] -English poet and model (b. 1829)
1868 - [[Léon Foucault]] -French physicist and academic (b. 1819)
1901 - [[Milan I of Serbia]] -(b. 1855)
1917 - [[Oswaldo Cruz]] -Brazilian physician and epidemiologist (b. 1872)
1918 - [[Alexey Kaledin]] -Russian general (b. 1861)
1923 - [[Wilhelm Killing]] -German mathematician and academic (b. 1847)
1931 - [[Charles Algernon Parsons]] -English-Irish engineer, invented the steam turbine (b. 1854)
1935 - [[Germanos Karavangelis]] -Greek-Austrian metropolitan (b. 1866)
1939 - [[Franz Schmidt]] -Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1874)
1940 - [[John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir]] -Scottish-Canadian historian and politician, 15th Governor General of Canada (b. 1875)
1942 - [[Jamnalal Bajaj]] -Indian businessman and philanthropist, founded Bajaj Group (b. 1884)
1942 - [[Ugo Pasquale Mifsud]] -Maltese politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1889)
1945 - [[Al Dubin]] -Swiss-American songwriter (b. 1891)
1947 - [[Martin Klein (wrestler)|Martin Klein]] -Estonian wrestler and coach (b. 1884)
1954 - [[Adolph M. Christianson]] -Norwegian-American lawyer and jurist (b. 1877)
1958 - [[Ernest Jones]] -Welsh neurologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1879)
1959 - [[Marshall Teague]] -American race car driver (b. 1922)
1963 - [[John Olof Dahlgren]] -Swedish-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)
1963 - [[Sylvia Plath]] -American author and poet (b. 1932)
1967 - [[Trần Tử Bình]] -Vietnamese general and diplomat (b. 1907)
1967 - [[A.J. Muste]] -Dutch-American minister and activist (b. 1885)
1968 - [[Howard Lindsay]] -American actor, director, producer, and playwright (b. 1888)
1968 - [[Deendayal Upadhyaya]] -Indian journalist, economist, and politician (b. 1916)
1972 - [[Jan Wils]] -Dutch architect, designed the Olympic Stadium (Amsterdam)|Olympic Stadium (b. 1891)
1973 - [[J. Hans D. Jensen]] -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
1975 - [[Maria Balcerkiewiczówna]] -Polish actress (b. 1903)
1975 - [[Konstantin Ramul]] -Estonian psychologist and academic (b. 1879)
1975 - [[Richard Ratsimandrava]] -Malagasy colonel and politician, President of Madagascar (b. 1931)
1976 - [[Frank Arnau]] -German journalist and author (b. 1894)
1976 - [[Lee J. Cobb]] -American actor (b. 1911)
1976 - [[Alexander Lippisch]] -German pilot and engineer (b. 1894)
1977 - [[Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed]] -Indian lawyer and politician, 5th President of India (b. 1905)
1977 - [[Louis Beel]] -Dutch academic and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1902)
1978 - [[James Bryant Conant]] -American chemist, academic, and diplomat, 1st United States Ambassador to West Germany (b. 1893)
1978 - [[Harry Martinson]] -Swedish sailor and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1981 - [[Franz Sondheimer]] -German-English chemist and academic (b. 1926)
1982 - [[Eleanor Powell]] -American actress and dancer (b. 1912)
1982 - [[Takashi Shimura]] -Japanese actor (b. 1905)
1985 - [[Henry Hathaway]] -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1898)
1985 - [[Heinz Eric Roemheld]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1901)
1985 - [[C. Suntharalingam]] -Sri Lankan academic, lawyer, and politician (b. 1895)
1986 - [[Frank Herbert]] -American journalist and author (b. 1920)
1989 - [[George O'Hanlon]] -American actor and director (b. 1912)
1993 - [[Kamal Amrohi]] -Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1918)
1993 - [[Robert W. Holley]] -American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
1994 - [[Sorrell Booke]] -American actor and director (b. 1930)
1994 - [[William Conrad]] -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1920)
1994 - [[Paul Feyerabend]] -Austrian-Swiss philosopher and academic (b. 1924)
1994 - [[Nicole Germain]] -Canadian actress and journalist (b. 1917)
1996 - [[Kebby Musokotwane]] -Zambian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1946)
1996 - [[Amelia Rosselli]] -Italian poet and author (b. 1930)
1996 - [[Bob Shaw]] -Irish journalist and author (b. 1931)
2000 - [[Jacqueline Auriol]] -French pilot (b. 1917)
2000 - [[Lord Kitchener (calypsonian)|Lord Kitchner]] -Trinidadian calypsonian (b. 1922)
2000 - [[Roger Vadim]] -French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
2002 - [[Barry Foster (actor)|Barry Foster]] -English actor (b. 1931)
2004 - [[Shirley Strickland]] -Australian runner and coach (b. 1925)
2005 - [[Jack L. Chalker]] -American author (b. 1944)
2006 - [[Peter Benchley]] -American author and screenwriter (b. 1940)
2006 - [[Ken Fletcher]] -Australian tennis player (b. 1940)
2006 - [[Jockey Shabalala]] -South African singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo) (b. 1943)
2007 - [[Marianne Fredriksson]] -Swedish author (b. 1927)
2008 - [[Tom Lantos]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
2008 - [[Frank Piasecki]] -American engineer (b. 1919)
2009 - [[Estelle Bennett]] -American singer (The Ronettes) (b. 1941)
2009 - [[Willem Johan Kolff]] -Dutch-American physician and academic (b. 1911)
2010 - [[Heward Grafftey]] -Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1928)
2010 - [[Alexander McQueen]] -English fashion designer, founded Alexander McQueen (brand)|Alexander McQueen (b. 1969)
2011 - [[Bad News Brown (musician)|Bad News Brown]] -Haitian-Canadian rapper (b. 1977)
2012 - [[Siri Bjerke]] -Norwegian politician, Minister of the Environment (Norway)|Norwegian Minister of the Environment (b. 1958)
2012 - [[Aharon Davidi]] -Israeli general (b. 1927)
2012 - [[Whitney Houston]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (b. 1963)
2013 - [[Rem Viakhirev]] -Russian businessman (b. 1934)
2013 - [[D. Vinayachandran]] -Indian poet and educator (b. 1946)
2014 - [[Fernando González Pacheco]] -Spanish-Colombian journalist and actor (b. 1932)
2014 - [[Alice Babs]] -Swedish singer and actress (b. 1924)
2015 - [[Anne Cuneo]] -Swiss journalist and author (b. 1936)
2015 - [[Roger Hanin]] -Algerian-French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
2015 - [[Bob Simon]] -American journalist (b. 1941)
2015 - [[Jerry Tarkanian]] -American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)