This Day in History
Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.
881 - [[Pope John VIII]] -crowns Charles the Fat, the King of Italy: Holy Roman Emperor
1429 - [[John Fastolf]] -defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orléans from attack by the Charles I, Duke of Bourbon|Comte de Clermont and Sir John Stewart of Darnley in the Battle of Rouvray (also known as the Battle of the Herrings).
1502 - [[Vasco da Gama]] -sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his 4th Portuguese India Armada (Gama, 1502)|second voyage to India.
1541 - [[Santiago]] -Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia.
1554 - [[Lady Jane Grey]] -is beheaded for treason.
1593 - [[Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98)|Japanese invasion of Korea]] -Approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju.
1689 - [[Convention Parliament (1689)|Convention Parliament]] -declares that the flight to France in 1688 by James II of England|James II, the last Catholic Church|Roman Catholic Monarchy of the United Kingdom|British monarch, constitutes an abdication.
1733 - [[James Oglethorpe]] -founds Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah, Georgia|Savannah (known as Georgia Day).
1771 - [[Gustav III of Sweden|Gustav III]] -becomes the Monarchy of Sweden|King of Sweden.
1816 - [[Teatro di San Carlo]] -the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire.
1817 - [[Argentina|Argentine]] -Chilean patriotic army, after Crossing of the Andes|crossing the Andes, defeats Spanish troops on the Battle of Chacabuco.
1818 - [[Bernardo O'Higgins]] -formally approves the Chilean Declaration of Independence near Concepción, Chile.
1825 - [[Muscogee people|Creek]] -cede the last of their lands in Georgia to the United States government by the Treaty of Indian Springs, and migrate west.
1832 - [[Ecuador]] -annexes the Galápagos Islands.
1851 - [[Edward Hargraves]] -announces that he has found gold in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, starting the Australian gold rushes.
1855 - [[Michigan State University]] -is established.
1894 - [[Anarchism|Anarchist]] -Émile Henry (anarchist)|Émile Henry hurls a bomb into the Cafe Terminus in Paris, France, killing one and wounding 20.
1909 - [[National Association for the Advancement of Colored People]] -(NAACP) is founded.
1909 - [[ferry]] -sinks and explodes at the entrance to Wellington Harbour.
1912 - [[Puyi|Xuantong Emperor]] -the last Emperor of China, abdication|abdicates.
1914 - [[Lincoln Memorial]] -is put into place.
1921 - [[Bolsheviks]] -launch a revolt in Democratic Republic of Georgia|Georgia as a preliminary to the Soviet invasion of Georgia.
1924 - [[Rhapsody in Blue]] -' received its premiere in a concert titled "An Experiment in Modern Music," in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Paul Whiteman and his band, with Gershwin playing the piano.
1934 - [[Austrian Civil War]] -begins.
1934 - [[Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista]] -' decides to merge the movement with the ''Falange Española y de las JONS|Falange Española''.
1935 - [[helium]] -filled airships ever created, crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and sinks.
1946 - [[World War II]] -Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
1946 - [[African American]] -United States Army veteran Isaac Woodard is severely beaten by a South Carolina police officer to the point where he loses his vision in both eyes. The incident later galvanizes the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)|Civil Rights Movement and partially inspires Orson Welles' film ''Touch of Evil''.
1947 - [[Sikhote-Alin meteorite|largest observed iron meteorite]] -until that time creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
1947 - [[Christian Dior]] -unveils a "Christian Dior S.A.#The "New Look"|New Look", helping Paris regain its position as the capital of the fashion world.
1961 - [[Venera 1]] -' towards Venus.
1963 - [[Gateway Arch]] -in St. Louis.
1968 - [[Phong Nhị and Phong Nhất massacre]] -
1974 - [[Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn]] -winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union.
1983 - [[Lahore]] -Pakistan against military dictator Zia-ul-Haq's proposed Law of Evidence. The women were tear-gassed, baton-charged and thrown into lock-up. The women were successful in repealing the law.
1990 - [[Carmen Lawrence]] -becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia.
1992 - [[Constitution of Mongolia]] -comes into effect.
1994 - [[National Gallery of Norway]] -and steal Edvard Munch's iconic painting ''The Scream''.
1999 - [[Bill Clinton]] -is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
2001 - [[NEAR Shoemaker]] -spacecraft touches down in the "Col|saddle" region of 433 Eros, becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
2002 - [[trial of Slobodan Milošević]] -the former President of the Serbia and Montenegro|Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, begins at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. He dies four years later before its conclusion.
2002 - [[Iran Airtour]] -Tupolev Tu-154 crashes in the mountains outside Khorramabad, Iran while descending for a landing at Khorramabad Airport, killing 119.
2004 - [[San Francisco|San Francisco, California]] -begins issuing San Francisco 2004 same-sex weddings|marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor of San Francisco|Mayor Gavin Newsom.
2009 - [[Colgan Air Flight 3407]] -crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all on board and one on the ground.
2014 - [[February 11–17, 2014 North American winter storm|winter storm]] -across states in the southern United States causes widespread power outages, travel disruptions and dangerous road conditions.
41 - [[Britannicus]] -Roman son of Claudius (d. 55)
661 - [[Princess Ōku]] -of Japan (d. 702)
1074 - [[Conrad II of Italy]] -(d. 1101)
1218 - [[Kujō Yoritsune]] -Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
1322 - [[John Henry, Margrave of Moravia]] -(d. 1375)
1567 - [[Thomas Campion]] -English composer and poet (d. 1620)
1584 - [[Caspar Barlaeus]] -Dutch historian, poet, and theologian (d. 1648)
1606 - [[John Winthrop the Younger]] -English-American lawyer and politician, List of colonial governors of Connecticut|Governor of Connecticut (d. 1676)
1637 - [[Jan Swammerdam]] -Dutch biologist and zoologist (d. 1680)
1663 - [[Cotton Mather]] -English-American minister and author (d. 1728)
1665 - [[Rudolf Jakob Camerarius]] -German botanist and physician (d. 1721)
1704 - [[Charles Pinot Duclos]] -French author (d. 1772)
1728 - [[Étienne-Louis Boullée]] -French architect (d. 1799)
1752 - [[Josef Reicha]] -Czech cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1795)
1753 - [[François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers]] -French admiral (d. 1798)
1761 - [[Jan Ladislav Dussek]] -Czech pianist and composer (d. 1812)
1768 - [[Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor]] -(d. 1835)
1775 - [[Louisa Adams]] -English-born American wife of John Quincy Adams, 6th List of First Ladies of the United States|First Lady of the United States (d. 1852)
1777 - [[Bernard Courtois]] -French chemist and academic (d. 1838)
1777 - [[Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué]] -German author and poet (d. 1843)
1785 - [[Pierre Louis Dulong]] -French physicist and chemist (d. 1838)
1787 - [[Norbert Provencher]] -Canadian bishop and missionary (d. 1853)
1788 - [[Carl Reichenbach]] -German chemist and philosopher (d. 1869)
1791 - [[Peter Cooper]] -American businessman and philanthropist, founded Cooper Union (d. 1883)
1794 - [[Alexander Petrov (chess player)|Alexander Petrov]] -Russian chess player and composer (d. 1867)
1804 - [[Heinrich Lenz]] -German-Italian physicist and academic (d. 1865)
1809 - [[Charles Darwin]] -English geologist and theorist (d. 1882)
1809 - [[Abraham Lincoln]] -American lawyer and politician, 16th President of the United States (d. 1865)
1828 - [[George Meredith]] -English author and poet (d. 1909)
1855 - [[Marie-Anne de Bovet]] -French writer
1857 - [[Eugène Atget]] -French photographer (d. 1927)
1857 - [[Bobby Peel]] -English cricketer and coach (d. 1943)
1861 - [[Frank Rinehart]] -American photographer (d. 1928)
1861 - [[Lou Andreas-Salomé]] -Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (d. 1937)
1865 - [[Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer]] -Polish poet and author (d. 1940)
1869 - [[Kiến Phúc]] -Vietnamese emperor (d. 1884)
1870 - [[Marie Lloyd]] -English actress and singer (d. 1922)
1871 - [[Charlie McGahey]] -English cricketer (d. 1935)
1872 - [[Oscar Stribolt]] -Danish actor and director (d. 1927)
1876 - [[13th Dalai Lama]] -(d. 1933)
1877 - [[Louis Renault (industrialist)|Louis Renault]] -French businessman, co-founded Renault (d. 1944)
1880 - [[George Preca]] -Maltese priest and saint (d. 1962)
1880 - [[John L. Lewis]] -American miner and union leader (d. 1969)
1881 - [[Anna Pavlova]] -Russian-English ballerina and actress (d. 1931)
1884 - [[Max Beckmann]] -German painter and sculptor (d. 1950)
1884 - [[Johan Laidoner]] -Estonian-Russian general (d. 1953)
1884 - [[Alice Roosevelt Longworth]] -American daughter of Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1980)
1884 - [[Marie Vassilieff]] -Russian-French painter (d. 1957)
1885 - [[Julius Streicher]] -German publisher, founded ''Der Stürmer'' (d. 1946)
1889 - [[Bhante Dharmawara]] -Cambodian monk, lawyer, and judge (d. 1999)
1893 - [[Omar Bradley]] -American general (d. 1981)
1893 - [[Fred Albert Shannon]] -American historian and author (d. 1963)
1895 - [[Kristian Djurhuus]] -Faroese politician, 2nd List of Prime Ministers of the Faroe Islands|Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (d. 1984)
1897 - [[Vola Vale]] -American actress (d. 1970)
1897 - [[Lincoln LaPaz]] -American astronomer and academic (d. 1985)
1898 - [[Wallace Ford]] -English-American actor and singer (d. 1966)
1900 - [[Roger J. Traynor]] -American lawyer and jurist, 23rd Chief Justice of California (d. 1983)
1902 - [[William Collier, Jr.]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1903 - [[Chick Hafey]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1973)
1904 - [[Ted Mack (radio-TV host)|Ted Mack]] -American radio and television host (d. 1976)
1907 - [[Joseph Kearns]] -American actor (d. 1962)
1908 - [[Jean Effel]] -French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
1908 - [[Jacques Herbrand]] -French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1931)
1909 - [[Zoran Mušič]] -Slovene painter and illustrator (d. 2005)
1909 - [[Sigmund Rascher]] -German physician (d. 1945)
1911 - [[Charles Mathiesen]] -Norwegian speed skater (d. 1994)
1912 - [[R.F. Delderfield]] -English author and playwright (d. 1972)
1914 - [[Tex Beneke]] -American singer, saxophonist, and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (d. 2000)
1915 - [[Andrew Goodpaster]] -American general (d. 2005)
1915 - [[Lorne Greene]] -Canadian-American actor (d. 1987)
1917 - [[Dom DiMaggio]] -American baseball player and soldier (d. 2009)
1917 - [[Raizo Matsuno]] -Japanese politician (d. 2006)
1918 - [[Julian Schwinger]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
1919 - [[Forrest Tucker]] -American actor and singer (d. 1986)
1920 - [[Pran (actor)|Pran]] -Indian actor (d. 2013)
1920 - [[Yoshiko Yamaguchi]] -Chinese-Japanese actress, singer, and politician (d. 2014)
1922 - [[Richard De Mille]] -American Scientologist, author, investigative journalist, and psychologist (d. 2009)
1922 - [[Hussein Onn]] -Malaysian lawyer and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malaysia (d. 1990)
1923 - [[Chaskel Besser]] -Polish-American rabbi (d. 2010)
1923 - [[Franco Zeffirelli]] -Italian director, producer, and politician
1925 - [[Joan Mitchell]] -American painter (d. 1992)
1926 - [[Rolf Brem]] -Swiss sculptor and illustrator (d. 2014)
1926 - [[Charles Van Doren]] -American academic
1929 - [[Donald Kingsbury]] -American-Canadian mathematician, academic, and author
1930 - [[John Doyle (hurler)|John Doyle]] -Irish hurler and politician (d. 2010)
1930 - [[Arlen Specter]] -American lieutenant and politician (d. 2012)
1931 - [[Janwillem van de Wetering]] -Dutch-American author and translator (d. 2008)
1932 - [[Axel Jensen]] -Norwegian author and poet (d. 2003)
1932 - [[Julian Simon]] -American economist and author (d. 1998)
1933 - [[Costa-Gavras]] -Greek-French director and producer
1934 - [[Annette Crosbie]] -British actress
1934 - [[Anne Osborn Krueger]] -American economist and academic
1934 - [[Bill Russell]] -American basketball player and coach
1935 - [[Gene McDaniels]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
1936 - [[Joe Don Baker]] -American actor
1938 - [[Judy Blume]] -American author and educator
1939 - [[Akbar Adibi]] -Iranian engineer and academic (d. 2000)
1939 - [[Ray Manzarek]] -American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (The Doors, Rick & the Ravens, Manzarek–Krieger, and Nite City) (d. 2013)
1940 - [[Richard Lynch]] -American actor and producer (d. 2012)
1941 - [[Dominguinhos]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 2013)
1941 - [[Naomi Uemura]] -Japanese mountaineer and explorer (d. 1984)
1942 - [[Ehud Barak]] -Israeli general and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Israel
1945 - [[Maud Adams]] -Swedish model and actress
1945 - [[Cliff DeYoung]] -American actor and singer (Clear Light)
1945 - [[David D. Friedman]] -American economist, physicist, and scholar
1946 - [[Jean Eyeghé Ndong]] -Gabonese politician, Prime Minister of Gabon
1946 - [[Ajda Pekkan]] -Turkish singer-songwriter and actress
1948 - [[Ray Kurzweil]] -American engineer and author
1948 - [[Nicholas Soames]] -English politician, Minister of State for the Armed Forces
1949 - [[Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu]] -Canadian politician
1949 - [[Joaquín Sabina]] -Spanish singer-songwriter
1950 - [[Angelo Branduardi]] -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1950 - [[Michael Ironside]] -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1952 - [[Michael McDonald (singer)|Michael McDonald]] -American singer-songwriter and keyboardist
1953 - [[Joanna Kerns]] -American actress and director
1954 - [[Joseph Jordania]] -Georgian-Australian musicologist and academic
1954 - [[Tzimis Panousis]] -Greek comedian, singer, and author
1954 - [[Phil Zimmermann]] -American programmer, created Pretty Good Privacy
1956 - [[Arsenio Hall]] -American actor and talk show host
1956 - [[Ad Melkert]] -Dutch politician
1958 - [[Bobby Smith (ice hockey)|Bobby Smith]] -Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1959 - [[Larry Nance]] -American basketball player
1959 - [[Dan Puric]] -Romanian actor and director
1959 - [[Sigrid Thornton]] -Australian actress
1960 - [[One Man Gang]] -American wrestler
1961 - [[Tonnie Dirks]] -Dutch runner
1961 - [[Jim Harris (politician)|Jim Harris]] -Canadian environmentalist and politician
1961 - [[Michel Martelly]] -Haitian singer and politician, 56th President of Haiti
1964 - [[Michel Petit]] -Canadian ice hockey player
1965 - [[Rubén Amaro, Jr.]] -American baseball player and manager
1965 - [[Christine Elise]] -American actress and screenwriter
1965 - [[John Michael Higgins]] -American actor
1967 - [[Hermione Norris]] -English actress
1967 - [[N. Ravikiran]] -Indian singer-songwriter
1967 - [[Stein Inge Brækhus]] -Norwegian drummer
1968 - [[Josh Brolin]] -American actor and producer
1968 - [[Christopher McCandless]] -American adventurer (d. 1992)
1969 - [[Meja]] -Swedish singer-songwriter
1969 - [[Anneli Drecker]] -Norwegian singer (Bel Canto (band)|Bel Canto)
1969 - [[Darren Aronofsky]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter
1969 - [[Alemayehu Atomsa]] -Ethiopian educator and politician (d. 2014)
1969 - [[Steve Backley]] -English javelin thrower
1969 - [[Hong Myung-bo]] -South Korean footballer and manager
1970 - [[Jim Creeggan]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player (Barenaked Ladies and the Brothers Creeggan)
1970 - [[Bryan Roy]] -Dutch footballer and manager
1970 - [[Judd Winick]] -American author and illustrator
1971 - [[Scott Menville]] -American actor
1972 - [[Ajay Naidu]] -American actor
1972 - [[Latrice Royale]] -American drag performer
1972 - [[Owen Nolan]] -Canadian ice hockey player
1972 - [[Sophie Zelmani]] -Swedish singer-songwriter
1973 - [[Gianni Romme]] -Dutch speed skater
1973 - [[Tara Strong]] -Canadian voice actress and singer
1974 - [[Naseem Hamed]] -English boxer
1974 - [[Toranosuke Takagi]] -Japanese race car driver
1975 - [[Cliff Bleszinski]] -American video game designer, founded Boss Key Productions
1975 - [[Scot Pollard]] -American basketball player and actor
1976 - [[Christian Cullen]] -New Zealand rugby player
1977 - [[Jimmy Conrad]] -American soccer player and manager
1978 - [[Brett Hodgson]] -Australian rugby player and coach
1978 - [[Gethin Jones]] -Welsh rugby player and television host
1978 - [[Silver Meikar]] -Estonian journalist and politician
1979 - [[Antonio Chatman]] -American football player
1979 - [[Matt Mauck]] -American football player and dentist
1979 - [[Jesse Spencer]] -Australian actor and violinist (Band from TV)
1980 - [[Juan Carlos Ferrero]] -Spanish tennis player
1980 - [[Sarah Lancaster]] -American actress
1980 - [[Gucci Mane]] -American rapper and actor
1980 - [[Christina Ricci]] -American actress and producer
1981 - [[Lisa Hannigan]] -Irish singer-songwriter
1982 - [[Jonas Hiller]] -Swiss ice hockey player
1982 - [[Louis Tsatoumas]] -Greek long jumper
1982 - [[Anthony Tuitavake]] -New Zealand rugby player
1983 - [[Iko Uwais]] -Indonesian actor
1983 - [[Nguyễn Tiến Minh]] -Vietnamese badminton player
1984 - [[Alexandra Dahlström]] -Swedish actress and director
1984 - [[Brad Keselowski]] -American race car driver
1984 - [[Tobias Schlauderer]] -German footballer
1984 - [[Andrei Sidorenkov]] -Estonian footballer
1984 - [[Peter Vanderkaay]] -American swimmer
1985 - [[Saskia Burmeister]] -Australian actress
1985 - [[Leilani Gaja]] -Japanese model and actress
1988 - [[Nana Eikura]] -Japanese actress and radio host
1988 - [[Mike Posner]] -American singer-songwriter and producer
1990 - [[Robert Griffin III]] -American football player
1990 - [[Moussa Koné]] -Ivorian footballer
1991 - [[Faisal bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa]] -Bahraini son of Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (d. 2006)
1991 - [[Patrick Herrmann]] -German footballer
1991 - [[Michael Schimpelsberger]] -Austrian footballer
1992 - [[Vladimir Malinin]] -Russian footballer
1993 - [[Jennifer Stone]] -American actress
1994 - [[Alex Galchenyuk]] -American ice hockey player
1994 - [[Subin (singer)|Subin]] -South Korean singer-songwriter, actress, model, and MC (Dal Shabet)
1994 - [[Reece Topley]] -English cricketer
1995 - [[Rina Kawaei]] -Japanese idol and singer (AKB48)
History of Deaths
821 - [[Benedict of Aniane]] -French monk and saint (b. 747)
890 - [[Henjō]] -Japanese poet and priest (b. 816)
1517 - [[Catherine of Navarre]] -(b. 1468)
1538 - [[Albrecht Altdorfer]] -German painter, engraver, and architect (b. 1480)
1554 - [[Lord Guildford Dudley]] -English son of Jane Dudley, Duchess of Northumberland (b. 1536)
1554 - [[Lady Jane Grey]] -English daughter of Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk (b. 1537)
1571 - [[Nicholas Throckmorton]] -English politician and diplomat (b. 1515)
1590 - [[François Hotman]] -French lawyer and author (b. 1524)
1624 - [[George Heriot]] -Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist, founded the George Heriot's School (b. 1563)
1630 - [[Fynes Moryson]] -English explorer and author (b. 1566)
1692 - [[Hendrick Hamel]] -Dutch sailor and bookkeeper (b. 1630)
1700 - [[Aleksei Shein]] -Russian general and politician (b. 1662)
1713 - [[Jahandar Shah]] -Mughal emperor (b. 1664)
1724 - [[Elkanah Settle]] -English poet and playwright (b. 1648)
1728 - [[Agostino Steffani]] -Italian priest and composer (b. 1653)
1763 - [[Pierre de Marivaux]] -French author and playwright (b. 1688)
1771 - [[Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden]] -(b. 1710)
1789 - [[Ethan Allen]] -American farmer, general, and politician (b. 1738)
1799 - [[Lazzaro Spallanzani]] -Italian biologist and physiologist (b. 1729)
1804 - [[Immanuel Kant]] -German anthropologist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1724)
1834 - [[Friedrich Schleiermacher]] -German philosopher and scholar (b. 1768)
1886 - [[Randolph Caldecott]] -English-American painter and illustrator (b. 1846)
1894 - [[Hans von Bülow]] -German pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1830)
1896 - [[Ambroise Thomas]] -French composer (b. 1811)
1915 - [[Émile Waldteufel]] -French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1837)
1916 - [[Richard Dedekind]] -German mathematician, philosopher, and academic (b. 1831)
1920 - [[Aurore Gagnon]] -Canadian victim of child abuse (b. 1909)
1929 - [[Lillie Langtry]] -English singer and actress (b. 1853)
1931 - [[Samad bey Mehmandarov]] -Azerbaijani-Russian general and politician, 3rd Ministry of Defense (Azerbaijan)|Azerbaijani Minister of Defense (b. 1855)
1933 - [[Henri Duparc (composer)|Henri Duparc]] -French pianist and composer (b. 1848)
1935 - [[Auguste Escoffier]] -French chef and author (b. 1846)
1942 - [[Eugene Esmonde]] -English lieutenant and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1909)
1942 - [[Avraham Stern]] -Polish-Israeli militant leader (b. 1907)
1942 - [[Grant Wood]] -American painter and academic (b. 1891)
1945 - [[Antonio Villa-Real]] -Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1880)
1947 - [[Moses Gomberg]] -Ukrainian-American chemist and academic (b. 1866)
1949 - [[Hassan al-Banna]] -Egyptian educator, founded the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)
1954 - [[Dziga Vertov]] -Polish-Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
1957 - [[Eric Alfred Knudsen]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1872)
1958 - [[Douglas Hartree]] -English mathematician and physicist (b. 1897)
1960 - [[Oskar Anderson]] -Bulgarian-German mathematician and academic (b. 1887)
1961 - [[Branko Miljković]] -Serbian poet (b. 1934)
1970 - [[Ishmon Bracey]] -American singer and guitarist (b. 1901)
1970 - [[Clare Turlay Newberry]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1903)
1971 - [[James Cash Penney]] -American businessman, founded J. C. Penney (b. 1875)
1975 - [[Per-Erik Hedlund]] -Swedish cross-country skier (b. 1897)
1976 - [[Sal Mineo]] -American actor and singer (b. 1939)
1977 - [[Herman Dooyeweerd]] -Dutch philosopher and scholar (b. 1894)
1979 - [[Jean Renoir]] -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
1980 - [[Muriel Rukeyser]] -American poet and activist (b. 1913)
1982 - [[Victor Jory]] -Canadian-American actor (b. 1902)
1983 - [[Eubie Blake]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1887)
1984 - [[Anna Anderson]] -Polish-American impostor who claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (b. 1896)
1984 - [[Julio Cortázar]] -Belgian-Argentinian author and poet (b. 1914)
1985 - [[Nicholas Colasanto]] -American actor and director (b. 1924)
1985 - [[Leslie Sarony]] -English
1988 - [[S. Nadarajah]] -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1916)
1989 - [[Thomas Bernhard]] -Austrian playwright and author (b. 1931)
1991 - [[Roger Patterson]] -American bass player (Atheist (band)|Atheist) (b. 1968)
1992 - [[Bep van Klaveren]] -Dutch boxer (b. 1907)
1994 - [[Donald Judd]] -American artist (b. 1928)
1995 - [[Philip Taylor Kramer]] -American bass player (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1952)
1996 - [[Ernest Samuels]] -American lawyer and author (b. 1903)
1998 - [[Gardner Ackley]] -American economist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1915)
2000 - [[Screamin' Jay Hawkins]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1929)
2000 - [[Tom Landry]] -American football player and coach (b. 1924)
2000 - [[Charles M. Schulz]] -American cartoonist, created ''Peanuts'' (b. 1922)
2001 - [[Tiberio Mitri]] -Italian boxer and actor (b. 1926)
2001 - [[Kristina Söderbaum]] -Swiss-German actress and producer (b. 1912)
2002 - [[John Eriksen]] -Danish footballer (b. 1957)
2005 - [[Dorothy Stang]] -American-Brazilian nun and missionary (b. 1931)
2005 - [[Rafael Vidal]] -Venezuelan swimmer and sportscaster (b. 1964)
2007 - [[Peggy Gilbert]] -American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
2009 - [[Colgan Air Flight 3407]] -
2009 - [[Claude Nollier]] -French actress (b. 1919)
2010 - [[Nodar Kumaritashvili]] -Georgian luger (b. 1988)
2011 - [[Peter Alexander (Austrian performer)|Peter Alexander]] -Austrian singer and actor (b. 1926)
2011 - [[Mato Damjanović]] -Croatian chess player (b. 1927)
2011 - [[Fedor den Hertog]] -Dutch cyclist (b. 1946)
2011 - [[Betty Garrett]] -American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1919)
2012 - [[Galal Amer]] -Egyptian journalist (b. 1952)
2012 - [[Denis Flannery]] -Australian rugby player and coach (b. 1928)
2012 - [[John Severin]] -American illustrator (b. 1921)
2012 - [[Howard Zimmerman]] -American chemist and academic (b. 1926)
2013 - [[Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud]] -Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1941)
2013 - [[Hennadiy Udovenko]] -Ukrainian politician, 2nd Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ukraine)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ukraine (b. 1931)
2014 - [[Sid Caesar]] -American actor and singer (b. 1922)
2014 - [[Maggie Estep]] -American poet and author (b. 1963)
2014 - [[Santiago Feliú]] -Cuban singer-songwriter (b. 1962)
2014 - [[John Pickstone]] -English historian and author (b. 1944)
2015 - [[Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat]] -Malaysian cleric and politician, 12th List of Menteris Besar of Kelantan|Menteri Besar of Kelantan (b. 1931)