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Day History: February-14

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Events History


748 - [[Abbasid Revolution#Khorosan phase|Abbasid Revolution]] -The Kaysanites Shia#History|Hashimi rebels under Abu Muslim Khorasani take Merv, capital of the Umayyad Caliphate|Umayyad province Greater Khorasan|Khorasan, marking the consolidation of the Abbasid Caliphate|Abbasid revolt.

842 - [[Charles the Bald]] -and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German languages.

1014 - [[Pope Benedict VIII]] -crowns Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor|Henry of Bavaria, Monarchy|King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor.

1076 - [[Pope Gregory VII]] -excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor.

1349 - [[Strasbourg massacre|forcibly removed]] -from Strasbourg.

1400 - [[Richard II of England]] -dies, most probably from starvation, in Pontefract Castle, on the orders of Henry Bolingbroke.

1556 - [[Thomas Cranmer]] -is declared a Christian heresy|heretic.

1778 - [[United States flag]] -is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte renders a nine gun salute to {{USS|Ranger|1777|6}}, commanded by John Paul Jones.

1779 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -the Battle of Kettle Creek is fought in Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia.

1779 - [[James Cook]] -is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.

1797 - [[French Revolutionary Wars]] -Battle of Cape St Vincent (1797)|Battle of Cape St. Vincent

1804 - [[Karađorđe]] -leads the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire.

1831 - [[Marye of Yejju]] -marches into Tigray Province|Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.

1835 - [[Quorum of the Twelve|Quorum of the Twelve Apostles]] -in the Latter Day Saint movement, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio.

1849 - [[James Knox Polk]] -becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken.

1852 - [[Great Ormond Street Hospital|Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children]] -the first hospital in England to provide in-patient beds specifically for children, is founded in London.

1855 - [[Texas]] -is linked by telegraphy|telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.

1859 - [[Oregon]] -is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.

1876 - [[Alexander Graham Bell]] -applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.

1879 - [[War of the Pacific]] -breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.

1899 - [[Voting machine]] -are approved by the United States Congress|U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.

1900 - [[Second Boer War]] -In South Africa, 20,000 British troops invade the Orange Free State.

1903 - [[United States Department of Commerce|United States Department of Commerce and Labor]] -is established (later split into the Department of Commerce and the United States Department of Labor|Department of Labor).

1912 - [[Arizona]] -is admitted as the 48th U.S. state.

1912 - [[Groton, Connecticut]] -the first diesel engine|diesel-powered submarine is commissioned.

1918 - [[Soviet Union]] -adopts the Gregorian calendar (on 1 February according to the Julian calendar).

1919 - [[Polish–Soviet War]] -begins.

1920 - [[League of Women Voters]] -is founded in Chicago.

1924 - [[International Business Machines]] -Corporation (IBM).

1929 - [[Saint Valentine's Day Massacre]] -Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone's gang, are murdered in Chicago.

1942 - [[Battle of Pasir Panjang]] -contributes to the fall of Singapore.

1943 - [[World War II]] -Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.

1944 - [[Java]] -

1945 - [[Bombing of Dresden in World War II|bombing of Dresden]] -the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony.

1945 - [[Bombing of Prague in World War II|bombing of Prague]] -Czechoslovakia by an American squadron of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress|B-17s assisting in the Soviet's Vistula–Oder Offensive.

1945 - [[Mostar]] -is liberated by Yugoslavs|Yugoslav Partisans (Yugoslavia)|partisans.

1945 - [[Franklin D. Roosevelt]] -meets with King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the {{USS|Quincy|CA-71|6}}, officially beginning U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations.

1946 - [[Bank of England]] -is nationalized.

1949 - [[Knesset]] -(Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time.

1949 - [[Asbestos Strike]] -begins in Canada. The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.

1950 - [[Chinese Civil War]] -The National Revolutionary Army instigates the unsuccessful Battle of Tianquan against the People's Liberation Army.

1956 - [[20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union]] -begins in Moscow. On the last night of the meeting, Premier Nikita Khrushchev condemns Joseph Stalin's crimes in a On the Personality Cult and its Consequences|secret speech.

1961 - [[Discovery of the chemical elements]] -Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California, Berkeley|University of California.

1962 - [[First Lady of the United States|First Lady]] -Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House.

1966 - [[decimalisation|decimalised]] -

1970 - [[Live at Leeds]] -' by The Who is recorded.

1979 - [[Kabul]] -Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.

1981 - [[Stardust fire]] -A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people

1983 - [[Knoxville, Tennessee]] -collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.

1989 - [[Union Carbide]] -agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the 1984 Bhopal disaster.

1989 - [[Iran]] -an leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of ''The Satanic Verses''.

1990 - [[Indian Airlines Flight 605]] -crashes in Bangalore, India.

1990 - [[Voyager 1]] -' spacecraft takes the photograph of planet Earth later become famous as ''Pale Blue Dot''.

1998 - [[Yaoundé]] -Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil created Yaoundé train explosion|a massive explosion which kills 120.

2000 - [[NEAR Shoemaker]] -' enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.

2004 - [[Transvaal Park|Transvaal water park]] -collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.

2005 - [[billionaire]] -and business tycoon Rafic Hariri is Assassination of Rafic Hariri|killed, along with 21 others, when explosives, equivalent of around 1,000 kg of Trinitrotoluene|TNT, are detonated as his motorcade drove near the St. George Hotel in Beirut.

2005 - [[al-Qaeda]] -linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.

2005 - [[YouTube]] -is launched by a group of college students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos.

2008 - [[Northern Illinois University shooting]] -A gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in six fatalities (including gunman) and 21 injuries.

2011 - [[Arab Spring]] -the Bahraini uprising (2011–present)|Bahraini uprising, a series of demonstrations, amounting to a sustained campaign of civil resistance, in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain begins with a Day of Rage (Bahrain)|'Day of Rage'.

2015 - [[2015 Copenhagen shootings|shootings]] -at a free-speech seminar and at a synagogue service in Copenhagen.

Famous Birthdays


1468 - [[Johannes Werner]] -German priest and mathematician (d. 1522)

1483 - [[Babur]] -Moghul emperor (d. 1530)

1545 - [[Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara]] -(d. 1561)

1602 - [[Francesco Cavalli]] -Italian composer (d. 1676)

1640 - [[Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler]] -(d. 1693)

1679 - [[Georg Friedrich Kauffmann]] -German organist and composer (d. 1735)

1680 - [[John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester]] -English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (d. 1737)

1692 - [[Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée]] -French author and playwright (d. 1754)

1701 - [[Enrique Flórez]] -Spanish historian and author (d. 1773)

1763 - [[Jean Victor Marie Moreau]] -French general (d. 1813)

1793 - [[Karl Christian Ulmann]] -Latvian-German pastor and theologian (d. 1871)

1799 - [[Walenty Wańkowicz]] -Polish painter and illustrator (d. 1842)

1800 - [[Emory Washburn]] -American historian, lawyer, and politician, 22nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1877)

1808 - [[Michael Costa (conductor)|Michael Costa]] -Italian conductor and composer (d. 1884)

1812 - [[Alfred Thomas Agate]] -American painter (d. 1846)

1818 - [[Frederick Douglass]] -American author and activist (d. 1895)

1819 - [[Christopher Latham Sholes]] -American journalist and politician, invented the typewriter (d. 1890)

1824 - [[Winfield Scott Hancock]] -American general and politician (d. 1886)

1828 - [[Edmond François Valentin About]] -French journalist and author (d. 1885)

1835 - [[Piet Paaltjens]] -Dutch minister and poet (d. 1894)

1838 - [[Margaret E. Knight]] -American inventor (d. 1914)

1846 - [[Julian Scott]] -American soldier and drummer, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1901)

1847 - [[Maria Pia of Savoy]] -(d. 1911)

1847 - [[Anna Howard Shaw]] -American physician, minister, and activist (d. 1919)

1848 - [[Benjamin Baillaud]] -French astronomer and academic (d. 1934)

1856 - [[Frank Harris]] -Irish author and journalist (d. 1931)

1859 - [[George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.]] -American engineer, inventor of the Ferris wheel (d. 1896)

1859 - [[Justus Hagman]] -Swedish actor (d. 1936)

1860 - [[Eugen Schiffer]] -German politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. 1954)

1869 - [[Charles Thomson Rees Wilson]] -Scottish physicist and meteorologist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)

1871 - [[Gerda Lundequist]] -Swedish actress (d. 1959)

1874 - [[Louis Handley]] -Italian-American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1956)

1882 - [[John Barrymore]] -American actor and singer (d. 1942)

1884 - [[Nils Olaf Chrisander]] -Swedish actor and director (d. 1947)

1884 - [[Kostas Varnalis]] -Greek poet and playwright (d. 1974)

1885 - [[Syed Zafarul Hasan]] -Indian-Pakistani philosopher and academic (d. 1949)

1890 - [[Nina Hamnett]] -Welsh-English painter (d. 1956)

1892 - [[Radola Gajda]] -Czech commander and politician (d. 1948)

1894 - [[Jack Benny]] -American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1974)

1895 - [[Wilhelm Burgdorf]] -German general (d. 1945)

1895 - [[Max Horkheimer]] -German philosopher and sociologist (d. 1973)

1898 - [[Bill Tilman]] -English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)

1898 - [[Fritz Zwicky]] -Swiss-American physicist and astronomer (d. 1974)

1903 - [[Stuart Erwin]] -American actor (d. 1967)

1904 - [[Charles Oatley]] -English physicist and engineer (d. 1996)

1905 - [[Thelma Ritter]] -American actress and singer (d. 1969)

1907 - [[Johnny Longden]] -English-American jockey and trainer (d. 2003)

1911 - [[Maus Gatsonides]] -Dutch rally driver and inventor (d. 1998)

1912 - [[Tibor Sekelj]] -Hungarian explorer and author (d. 1988)

1913 - [[Mel Allen]] -American sportscaster (d. 1996)

1913 - [[Woody Hayes]] -American football player and coach (d. 1987)

1913 - [[Jimmy Hoffa]] -American union leader (d. 1975)

1913 - [[James Pike]] -American bishop (d. 1969)

1914 - [[Norman Von Nida]] -Australian golfer (d. 2007)

1916 - [[Marcel Bigeard]] -French general (d. 2010)

1916 - [[Sally Gray]] -English actress and singer (d. 2006)

1916 - [[Masaki Kobayashi]] -Japanese director and producer (d. 1996)

1916 - [[Edward Platt]] -American actor (d. 1974)

1917 - [[Herbert A. Hauptman]] -American mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

1921 - [[Hugh Downs]] -American journalist, game show host, and producer

1921 - [[Hazel McCallion]] -Canadian ice hockey player and politician, 3rd List of mayors of Mississauga|Mayor of Mississauga

1922 - [[Murray the K]] -American radio host (d. 1982)

1924 - [[Peg Murray]] -American actress and singer

1927 - [[Lois Maxwell]] -Canadian model and actress (d. 2007)

1927 - [[Newton Mendonça]] -Brazilian musician (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Jerry Wolman]] -American businessman (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Seizō Katō]] -Japanese voice actor (d. 2014)

1928 - [[William Allain]] -American soldier and politician, 58th Governor of Mississippi (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Vicente T. Blaz]] -American general and politician (d. 2014)

1929 - [[Vic Morrow]] -American actor and director (d. 1982)

1931 - [[Bernie Geoffrion]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2006)

1931 - [[Brian Kelly (actor)|Brian Kelly]] -American actor and director (d. 2005)

1932 - [[Harriet Andersson]] -Swedish actress

1932 - [[Alexander Kluge]] -German actor and director

1933 - [[Madhubala]] -Indian actress and singer (d. 1969)

1934 - [[Florence Henderson]] -American actress and singer

1935 - [[Christel Adelaar]] -Indonesian-Dutch actress (d. 2013)

1935 - [[David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn]] -Scottish academic and diplomat, 27th Governor of Hong Kong

1936 - [[Fanne Foxe]] -Argentinian-American stripper and actress

1936 - [[Andrew Prine]] -American actor

1937 - [[John MacGregor, Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market]] -English politician, Secretary of State for Transport

1937 - [[Magic Sam]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)

1938 - [[Lee Chamberlin]] -American actress (d. 2014)

1939 - [[Eugene Fama]] -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate

1939 - [[Michael Rudman]] -American director and producer

1940 - [[James Maynard]] -American businessman, co-founded Golden Corral

1941 - [[Donna Shalala]] -American academic and politician, 18th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

1941 - [[Big Jim Sullivan]] -English guitarist (d. 2012)

1941 - [[Paul Tsongas]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1997)

1942 - [[Michael Bloomberg]] -American businessman and politician, 108th Mayor of New York City

1942 - [[Andrew Robinson (actor)|Andrew Robinson]] -American actor and director

1942 - [[Ricardo Rodríguez (racing driver)|Ricardo Rodríguez]] -Mexican race car driver (d. 1962)

1942 - [[Piotr Szczepanik]] -Polish singer and actor

1943 - [[Eric Andersen]] -American singer-songwriter

1943 - [[Maceo Parker]] -American saxophonist (Parliament-Funkadelic, The J.B.'s, and The Horny Horns)

1943 - [[Aaron Russo]] -American director and producer (d. 2007)

1944 - [[Carl Bernstein]] -American journalist and author

1944 - [[Alan Parker]] -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1944 - [[Ronnie Peterson]] -Swedish race car driver (d. 1978)

1945 - [[Ladislao Mazurkiewicz]] -Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1945 - [[Martin Sorrell]] -English businessman

1946 - [[Bernard Dowiyogo]] -Nauru politician, President of Nauru (d. 2003)

1946 - [[Gregory Hines]] -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)

1947 - [[Tim Buckley]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)

1947 - [[Judd Gregg]] -American lawyer and politician, 76th Governor of New Hampshire

1948 - [[Teller (magician)|Teller]] -American magician and actor

1948 - [[Kitten Natividad]] -Mexican-American actress and dancer

1948 - [[Pat O'Brien (radio and television personality)|Pat O'Brien]] -American radio and television personality

1948 - [[Wally Tax]] -Dutch musician (d. 2005)

1949 - [[Christopher Lillicrap]] -English television host, actor, and screenwriter

1950 - [[Frank Collison]] -American actor

1950 - [[Roger Fisher (guitarist)|Roger Fisher]] -American guitarist (Heart (band)|Heart and Alias (band)|Alias)

1950 - [[Steve Woolgar]] -English sociologist and academic

1951 - [[Terry Gross]] -American radio host and producer

1951 - [[Kevin Keegan]] -English footballer and manager

1952 - [[Dorothy Bishop (psychologist)|Dorothy Bishop]] -English psychologist and academic

1952 - [[Sushma Swaraj]] -Indian lawyer and politician, Minister of External Affairs (India)|Indian Minister of External Affairs

1954 - [[Jam Mohammad Yousaf]] -Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Balochistan (d. 2013)

1955 - [[James Eckhouse]] -American actor and director

1955 - [[Carol Kalish]] -American publisher (d. 1991)

1955 - [[Billy Milligan]] -American criminal (d. 2014)

1956 - [[Dave Dravecky]] -American baseball player

1956 - [[Katharina Fritsch]] -German sculptor and academic

1956 - [[Tõnu Laigu]] -Estonian architect

1957 - [[Alan Hunter (VJ)|Alan Hunter]] -American television host and actor

1957 - [[Soile Isokoski]] -Finnish soprano and actress

1957 - [[Alan Smith (bishop)|Alan Smith]] -English bishop

1958 - [[Francisco Javier López Peña]] -Spanish soldier (d. 2013)

1958 - [[Grant Thomas (footballer)|Grant Thomas]] -Australian footballer and coach

1959 - [[Renée Fleming]] -American soprano and actress

1960 - [[Philip Jones (Royal Navy officer)|Philip Jones]] -English admiral

1960 - [[Jim Kelly]] -American football player

1960 - [[Meg Tilly]] -American actress

1961 - [[Anthony J. Bryant]] -American historian and author (d. 2013)

1962 - [[Kevyn Aucoin]] -American make up artist and photographer (d. 2002)

1962 - [[Michael Higgs]] -English actor

1962 - [[Sakina Jaffrey]] -American actress

1962 - [[Porsche Lynn]] -American porn actress

1962 - [[Philippe Sella]] -French rugby player

1963 - [[Enrico Colantoni]] -Canadian actor

1963 - [[John Marzano]] -American baseball player (d. 2008)

1964 - [[Gianni Bugno]] -Italian cyclist and sportscaster

1964 - [[Zach Galligan]] -American actor

1966 - [[Petr Svoboda]] -Czech ice hockey player

1967 - [[Stelios Haji-Ioannou]] -Greek-English businessman, founded easyJet

1967 - [[Manuela Maleeva]] -Bulgarian-Swiss tennis player

1967 - [[Mark Rutte]] -Dutch businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

1968 - [[Latifa (singer)|Latifa]] -Tunisian singer and actress

1968 - [[Jules Asner]] -American model

1968 - [[Chris Lewis (cricketer)|Chris Lewis]] -Guyanese-English cricketer

1968 - [[Scott McClellan]] -American civil servant and author, 25th White House Press Secretary

1969 - [[Harry Colon]] -American football player and coach

1969 - [[Meg Hillier]] -English journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

1969 - [[Kazuko Miyata]] -Japanese actress

1970 - [[Giuseppe Guerini]] -Italian cyclist

1970 - [[Sean Hill]] -American ice hockey player

1970 - [[Simon Pegg]] -English actor, director, and producer

1971 - [[Viscera (wrestler)|Viscera]] -American wrestler and actor (d. 2014)

1971 - [[Kris Aquino]] -Filipino actress and producer

1971 - [[Tommy Dreamer]] -American wrestler and actor

1971 - [[Risa Hirako]] -Japanese model

1971 - [[Gheorghe Mureșan]] -Romanian basketball player

1971 - [[Noriko Sakai]] -Japanese singer and actress

1972 - [[Drew Bledsoe]] -American football player and coach

1972 - [[Najwa Nimri]] -Spanish actress and singer

1972 - [[Jaan Tallinn]] -Estonian computer programmer, co-developed Skype

1972 - [[Rob Thomas (musician)|Rob Thomas]] -American singer-songwriter (Matchbox Twenty and Tabitha's Secret)

1973 - [[Tyus Edney]] -American basketball player and coach

1973 - [[Steve McNair]] -American football player (d. 2009)

1973 - [[Yuka Sato]] -Japanese figure skater and sportscaster

1974 - [[Filippa Giordano]] -Italian-Mexican singer

1974 - [[Frans Mohede]] -Indonesian singer and actor

1975 - [[Aylin Aslım]] -Turkish singer-songwriter

1975 - [[Xie Hui (footballer)|Xie Hui]] -Chinese footballer and manager

1975 - [[Yul Kwon]] -American lawyer and television host

1975 - [[Scott Owen]] -Australian bassist (The Living End)

1975 - [[Malik Zidi]] -French actor

1976 - [[Liv Kristine]] -Norwegian singer-songwriter (Leaves' Eyes and Theatre of Tragedy)

1976 - [[Erica Leerhsen]] -American actress and producer

1977 - [[Donna Cruz]] -Filipino actress and singer

1977 - [[Cadel Evans]] -Australian cyclist

1977 - [[Jim Jefferies (comedian)|Jim Jefferies]] -Australian comedian and actor

1977 - [[Darren Purse]] -English footballer

1977 - [[Elmer Symons]] -South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)

1978 - [[Dwele]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1978 - [[Dean Gaffney]] -English actor

1978 - [[Danai Gurira]] -Zimbabwean-American actress and playwright

1978 - [[Richard Hamilton (basketball)|Richard Hamilton]] -American basketball player

1978 - [[Darius Songaila]] -Lithuanian basketball player

1979 - [[Paolo Ginestra]] -Italian footballer

1980 - [[Fátima Leyva]] -Mexican footballer

1980 - [[Josh Senter]] -American screenwriter and producer

1980 - [[Sayaka Yamaguchi]] -Japanese actress

1980 - [[Michelle Ye]] -Hong Kong actress and producer

1981 - [[Matteo Brighi]] -Italian footballer

1981 - [[Randy de Puniet]] -French motorcycle racer

1981 - [[Brad Halsey]] -American baseball player (d. 2014)

1981 - [[Ayako Hamada]] -Mexican-Japanese wrestler

1981 - [[Erin Torpey]] -American actress and singer

1982 - [[Marián Gáborík]] -Slovak ice hockey player

1982 - [[John Halls]] -English footballer

1982 - [[Andrei Jämsä]] -Estonian rower

1982 - [[Lenka Tvarošková]] -Slovak tennis player

1983 - [[Callix Crabbe]] -Virgin Islander baseball player

1983 - [[Rocky Elsom]] -Australian rugby player

1983 - [[Vincent Labrie]] -Canadian speed skater

1983 - [[Rhydian Roberts]] -Welsh singer and actor

1983 - [[Bacary Sagna]] -French footballer

1984 - [[Hamed Namouchi]] -Tunisian footballer

1984 - [[John Prats]] -Filipino actor and dancer

1985 - [[Karima Adebibe]] -English model and actress

1985 - [[Havana Brown (musician)|Havana Brown]] -Australian singer, DJ, and dancer

1985 - [[Tyler Clippard]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Heart Evangelista]] -Filipino singer and actress

1985 - [[Kataxenna Kova]] -British model

1985 - [[Natsume Sano]] -Japanese model and actress

1985 - [[Philippe Senderos]] -Swiss footballer

1985 - [[Miki Yeung]] -Hong Kong singer and actress (Cookies (group)|Cookies)

1986 - [[Michael Ammermüller]] -German race car driver

1986 - [[Roxanne Guinoo]] -Filipino actress

1986 - [[Markus Karl]] -German footballer

1986 - [[Oliver Lee (actor)|Oliver Lee]] -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1986 - [[Gao Lin]] -Chinese footballer

1986 - [[Kang Min-soo]] -South Korean footballer

1986 - [[Tiffany Thornton]] -American actress and singer

1986 - [[Aschwin Wildeboer]] -Spanish swimmer

1987 - [[Edinson Cavani]] -Uruguayan footballer

1987 - [[Joe Pichler]] -American actor

1987 - [[Tom Pyatt]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1987 - [[Yulia Savicheva]] -Russian singer

1987 - [[Fabian Schönheim]] -German footballer

1987 - [[David Wheater]] -English footballer

1988 - [[Katie Boland]] -Canadian actress, producer, and screenwriter

1988 - [[Ángel Di María]] -Argentinian footballer

1988 - [[Siim Liivik]] -Estonian ice hockey player

1988 - [[Quentin Mosimann]] -Swiss DJ and producer

1988 - [[Asia Nitollano]] -American singer and dancer (The Pussycat Dolls)

1989 - [[Néstor Calderón]] -Mexican footballer

1989 - [[Christopher Handke]] -German footballer

1989 - [[Adam Matuszczyk]] -Polish footballer

1989 - [[Emma Miskew]] -Canadian curler

1989 - [[Denisa Smolenová]] -Slovak swimmer

1989 - [[Sten-Timmu Sokk]] -Estonian basketball player

1989 - [[Brandon Sutter]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1989 - [[Kristian Thomas]] -English gymnast

1990 - [[Sefa Yılmaz]] -German-Turkish footballer

1991 - [[Daniela Mona Lambin]] -Estonian footballer

1991 - [[Chris Rowney]] -English footballer

1991 - [[Rilwan Waheed]] -Maldivian footballer

1992 - [[Christian Eriksen]] -Danish footballer

1992 - [[Freddie Highmore]] -English actor

1993 - [[Shane Harper]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1994 - [[Paul Butcher (actor)|Paul Butcher]] -American actor and singer

2002 - [[Uggie]] -American acting dog (d. 2015)

History of Deaths


869 - [[Saints Cyril and Methodius|Saint Cyril]] -Greek bishop, linguist, and scholar (b. 827)

1229 - [[Rǫgnvaldr Guðrøðarson]] -ousted King of the Isles (r. 1187–1226)

1317 - [[Margaret of France, Queen of England]] -(b. 1282)

1400 - [[Richard II of England]] -(b. 1367)

1571 - [[Odet de Coligny]] -French cardinal (b. 1517)

1676 - [[Abraham Bosse]] -French engraver and illustrator (b. 1602)

1714 - [[Maria Luisa of Savoy]] -(b. 1688)

1737 - [[Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot]] -English lawyer and politician Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)

1744 - [[John Hadley]] -English mathematician, invented the Octant (instrument)|octant (b. 1682)

1779 - [[James Cook]] -English captain and explorer (b. 1728)

1780 - [[William Blackstone]] -English jurist and politician (b. 1723)

1782 - [[Singu Min]] -Burmese king (b. 1756)

1808 - [[John Dickinson (Pennsylvania and Delaware)|John Dickinson]] -American lawyer and politician 5th Governor of Delaware (b. 1732)

1831 - [[Vicente Guerrero]] -Mexican general and politician, 2nd President of Mexico (b. 1782)

1831 - [[Henry Maudslay]] -English engineer (b. 1771)

1870 - [[St. John Richardson Liddell]] -American general (b. 1815)

1881 - [[Fernando Wood]] -American politician, 73rd Mayor of New York City (b. 1812)

1884 - [[Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt]] -American wife of Theodore Roosevelt (b. 1861)

1885 - [[Jules Vallès]] -French journalist and author (b. 1832)

1891 - [[William Tecumseh Sherman]] -American general (b. 1820)

1894 - [[Eugène Charles Catalan]] -Belgian-French mathematician and academic (b. 1814)

1910 - [[Giovanni Passannante]] -Italian anarchist (b. 1849)

1919 - [[Pál Luthár]] -Slovene-Lutheran organist, author, and educator (b. 1839)

1922 - [[Heikki Ritavuori]] -Finnish politician (b. 1880)

1929 - [[Thomas Burke (athlete)|Thomas Burke]] -American sprinter, coach, and lawyer (b. 1875)

1929 - [[Frank Gusenberg]] -American gangster (b. 1892)

1929 - [[Peter Gusenberg]] -American gangster (b. 1889)

1942 - [[Adnan bin Saidi]] -Malayan lieutenant (b. 1915)

1943 - [[Dora Gerson]] -German actress and singer (b. 1899)

1943 - [[David Hilbert]] -Russian-German mathematician, physicist and philosopher(b. 1862)

1948 - [[Mordecai Brown]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1876)

1949 - [[Yusuf Salman Yusuf]] -Iraqi politician (b. 1901)

1950 - [[Karl Guthe Jansky]] -American physicist and engineer (b. 1905)

1952 - [[Maurice De Waele]] -Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)

1958 - [[Abdur Rab Nishtar]] -Pakistani politician, 2nd Governor of Punjab, Pakistan|Governor of Punjab (b. 1899)

1959 - [[Baby Dodds]] -American drummer (b. 1898)

1967 - [[Sig Ruman]] -German-American actor (b. 1884)

1969 - [[Vito Genovese]] -Italian-American mob boss (b. 1897)

1970 - [[Herbert Strudwick]] -English cricketer and coach (b. 1880)

1974 - [[Stewie Dempster]] -New Zealand cricketer and coach (b. 1903)

1975 - [[Julian Huxley]] -English biologist and eugenicist, co-founded the World Wide Fund for Nature (b. 1887)

1975 - [[P. G. Wodehouse]] -English author and poet (b. 1881)

1976 - [[Piero Scotti]] -Italian racing driver (b. 1909)

1978 - [[Paul Governali]] -American football player and coach (b. 1921)

1979 - [[Adolph Dubs]] -American lieutenant and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Afghanistan (b. 1920)

1980 - [[Rudra Baruah]] -Indian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1926)

1983 - [[Lina Radke]] -German runner and coach (b. 1903)

1986 - [[Edmund Rubbra]] -English composer and conductor (b. 1901)

1987 - [[Dmitry Kabalevsky]] -Russian pianist and composer (b. 1904)

1988 - [[Frederick Loewe]] -German-American composer (b. 1901)

1989 - [[James Bond (ornithologist)|James Bond]] -American ornithologist and zoologist (b. 1900)

1989 - [[Vincent Crane]] -English pianist (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster) (b. 1943)

1990 - [[Tony Holiday]] -German singer-songwriter (b. 1951)

1992 - [[Helen Vela]] -Filipino journalist and actress (b. 1946)

1994 - [[Andrei Chikatilo]] -Ukrainian-Russian serial killer (b. 1936)

1994 - [[Christopher Lasch]] -American historian and critic (b. 1932)

1994 - [[Rodney Orr]] -American race car driver (b. 1962)

1995 - [[Michael V. Gazzo]] -American actor and playwright (b. 1923)

1995 - [[U Nu]] -Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1907)

1996 - [[Bob Paisley]] -English footballer and manager (b. 1919)

1999 - [[John Ehrlichman]] -American lawyer and politician, 12th White House Counsel (b. 1925)

1999 - [[Buddy Knox]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1933)

2002 - [[Nándor Hidegkuti]] -Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1922)

2002 - [[Mick Tucker]] -English drummer (Sweet (band)|Sweet) (b. 1947)

2003 - [[Dolly (sheep)|Dolly]] -Scottish sheep (b. 1996)

2003 - [[Johnny Longden]] -English jockey and trainer (b. 1907)

2004 - [[Marco Pantani]] -Italian cyclist (b. 1970)

2005 - [[Rafic Hariri]] -Lebanese businessman and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1944)

2005 - [[Najai Turpin]] -American boxer (b. 1981)

2006 - [[Darry Cowl]] -French actor and singer (b. 1925)

2006 - [[Shoshana Damari]] -Yemeni-Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)

2006 - [[Lynden David Hall]] -English singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1974)

2007 - [[Ryan Larkin]] -Canadian animator and director (b. 1943)

2007 - [[Gareth Morris]] -English flute player and educator (b. 1920)

2009 - [[Bernard Ashley (businessperson)|Bernard Ashley]] -English engineer and businessman, co-founded Laura Ashley plc (b. 1926)

2009 - [[Louie Bellson]] -American drummer and composer (b. 1924)

2010 - [[Doug Fieger]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Knack and Sky (US band)|Sky) (b. 1952)

2010 - [[Dick Francis]] -Welsh jockey and author (b. 1920)

2010 - [[Linnart Mäll]] -Estonian historian, orientalist, and translator (b. 1938)

2011 - [[Death of Ali Abdulhadi Mushaima|Ali Abdulhadi Mushaima]] -Bahraini protester (b. 1989)

2011 - [[George Shearing]] -English-American pianist (b. 1919)

2012 - [[Mike Bernardo]] -South African boxer and martial artist (b. 1969)

2012 - [[Tonmi Lillman]] -Finnish drummer and producer (Lordi, Sinergy, To/Die/For, and Ajattara) (b. 1973)

2012 - [[Dory Previn]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1925)

2012 - [[Péter Rusorán]] -Hungarian swimmer, water polo player, and coach (b. 1940)

2013 - [[Glenn Boyer]] -American historian and author (b. 1924)

2013 - [[Ronald Dworkin]] -American philosopher and scholar (b. 1931)

2013 - [[Goldie Harvey]] -Nigerian singer-songwriter (b. 1983)

2013 - [[T. L. Osborn]] -American evangelist and author (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Reeva Steenkamp]] -South African model (b. 1983)

2013 - [[Kazuo Tsunoda]] -Japanese lieutenant and pilot (b. 1918)

2014 - [[George Anastaplo]] -American philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1925)

2014 - [[Tom Finney]] -English footballer (b. 1922)

2014 - [[Jim Fregosi]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1942)

2014 - [[John Henson (puppeteer)|John Henson]] -American puppeteer and voice actor (b. 1965)

2014 - [[Chris Pearson (politician)|Chris Pearson]] -Canadian politician, 1st Premier of Yukon (b. 1931)

2014 - [[Mike Stepovich]] -American lawyer and politician, List of Governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska Territory (b. 1919)

2015 - [[Pamela Cundell]] -English actress (b. 1920)

2015 - [[Louis Jourdan]] -French-American actor and singer (b. 1921)

2015 - [[Philip Levine (poet)|Philip Levine]] -American poet and academic (b. 1928)

2015 - [[Franjo Mihalić]] -Croatian-Serbian runner and coach (b. 1920)

2015 - [[Wim Ruska]] -Dutch wrestler and martial artist (b. 1940)

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