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Day History: February-17

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Events History


364 - [[Jovian (emperor)|Jovian]] -dies after a reign of eight months. He is found dead in his tent at Tyana (Asia Minor) en route back to Constantinople in suspicious circumstances.

1370 - [[Northern Crusades]] -Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights meet in the Battle of Rudau.

1411 - [[Ottoman Interregnum]] -Musa Çelebi, one of the sons of Bayezid I, becomes Sultan with the support of Mircea I of Wallachia.

1500 - [[Frederick I of Denmark|Friedrich]] -and Duke John, King of Denmark|Johann attempt to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, Denmark, in the Battle of Hemmingstedt.

1600 - [[Giordano Bruno]] -is burned alive, for Heresy in Christianity|heresy, at Campo de' Fiori in Rome.

1621 - [[Myles Standish]] -is appointed as first commander of the English Plymouth Colony in North America.

1753 - [[March 1]] -as the country moves from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.

1801 - [[Electoral College (United States)|electoral]] -tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr, Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.

1814 - [[War of the Sixth Coalition]] -The Battle of Mormans.

1819 - [[Missouri Compromise]] -for the first time.

1838 - [[Weenen massacre]] -Hundreds of Voortrekkers along the Blaukraans River, Natal, South Africa|Natal are killed by Zulu people|Zulus.

1854 - [[Orange Free State]] -

1863 - [[Geneva]] -founded an International Committee for Relief to the Wounded, which later became known as the International Committee of the Red Cross.

1864 - [[American Civil War]] -The {{Ship||H. L. Hunley|submarine|6}} becomes the first submarine to Sinking of USS Housatonic|engage and sink a warship, the {{USS|Housatonic|1861|6}}.

1865 - [[Columbia, South Carolina]] -is Capture of Columbia|burned as Confederate States of America|Confederate forces flee from advancing United States|Union forces.

1871 - [[Prussia]] -Army parades through Paris, France, after the end of the Siege of Paris (1870–71)|Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.

1904 - [[Madama Butterfly]] -' receives its première at La Scala in Milan.

1913 - [[Armory Show]] -opens in New York City, displaying works of artists who are to become some of the most influential painters of the early 20th century.

1919 - [[Ukrainian People's Republic#Winter 1918.E2.80.9319|Ukrainian People's Republic]] -asks Triple Entente|Entente and the US for help fighting the Bolsheviks.

1933 - [[Blaine Act]] -ends Prohibition in the United States.

1933 - [[Newsweek]] -' magazine is first published.

1944 - [[World War II]] -The Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins. The battle ends in an American victory on February 22.

1944 - [[Operation Hailstone]] -begins. U.S. naval air, surface, and submarine attack against Truk Lagoon, Japan's main base in the central Pacific, in support of the Battle of Eniwetok Atoll|Eniwetok invasion.

1949 - [[Chaim Weizmann]] -begins his term as the first President of Israel.

1959 - [[Project Vanguard]] -Vanguard 2

1964 - [[Wesberry v. Sanders]] -' the Supreme Court of the United States rules that United States Congress|congressional districts have to be approximately equal in population.

1964 - [[Léon M'ba]] -is toppled by 1964 Gabon coup d'état|a coup and his rival, Jean-Hilaire Aubame, is installed in his place.

1965 - [[Ranger program|Project Ranger]] -The Ranger 8 probe launches on its mission to photograph the ''Mare Tranquillitatis'' region of the Moon in preparation for the manned Apollo program|Apollo missions. ''Mare Tranquillitatis'' or the "Sea of Tranquility" would become the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

1968 - [[Springfield, Massachusetts]] -the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opens.

1972 - [[Volkswagen Beetle]] -exceed those of the Ford Model T.

1974 - [[Robert K. Preston]] -a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House in a stolen helicopter.

1978 - [[The Troubles]] -The Provisional Irish Republican Army|Provisional IRA detonates an incendiary bomb at the La Mon restaurant bombing|La Mon restaurant, near Belfast, killing 12 and seriously injuring 30.

1979 - [[Sino-Vietnamese War]] -begins.

1980 - [[Mount Everest]] -1st Winter Ascent by Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy.

1992 - [[Nagorno-Karabakh War]] -Armenian troops Garadaghly Massacre|massacre more than 20 Azerbaijani people|Azerbaijani civilians in the village of Qaradağlı, Khojavend|Qaradağlı.

1995 - [[Cenepa War]] -between Peru and Ecuador ends on a ceasefire brokered by the United Nations|UN.

1996 - [[Philadelphia]] -world champion Garry Kasparov beats the Deep Blue (chess computer)|Deep Blue supercomputer in a chess match.

1996 - [[NASA]] -s Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid, 433 Eros.

2003 - [[London congestion charge]] -is introduced.

2006 - [[2006 Southern Leyte mudslide|massive mudslide]] -occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.

2008 - [[Kosovo]] -2008 Kosovo declaration of independence|declares independence as the Republic of Kosovo.

2011 - [[Libyan Civil War (2011)|Libyan protests]] -begin. In Bahrain, Special Security Force Command|security forces launched a deadly pre-dawn raid on protesters in Pearl Roundabout in Manama, the day is locally known as Bahrain Bloody Thursday|Bloody Thursday.

2015 - [[2015 Haiti Carnival stampede|stampede]] -at a Mardi Gras parade in Haiti.

Famous Birthdays


624 - [[Wu Zetian]] -Chinese wife of Emperor Taizong of Tang (d. 705)

1490 - [[Charles III, Duke of Bourbon]] -(d. 1527)

1519 - [[Francis, Duke of Guise]] -(d. 1563)

1524 - [[Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine]] -(d. 1574)

1581 - [[Fausto Poli]] -Italian cardinal (d. 1653)

1646 - [[Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert]] -French economist (d. 1714)

1653 - [[Arcangelo Corelli]] -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1713)

1718 - [[Matthew Tilghman]] -American politician (d. 1790)

1723 - [[Tobias Mayer]] -German astronomer and academic (d. 1762)

1740 - [[Horace-Bénédict de Saussure]] -Swiss physicist and meteorologist (d. 1799)

1752 - [[Friedrich Maximilian Klinger]] -German author and playwright (d. 1831)

1754 - [[Nicolas Baudin]] -French cartographer and explorer (d. 1803)

1781 - [[René Laennec]] -French physician, invented the stethoscope (d. 1826)

1796 - [[Philipp Franz von Siebold]] -German physician and botanist (d. 1866)

1817 - [[Édouard Thilges]] -Luxembourgian jurist and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 1904)

1820 - [[Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau]] -Canadian cardinal (d. 1898)

1820 - [[Henri Vieuxtemps]] -Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1881)

1821 - [[Lola Montez]] -Irish-American actress and dancer (d. 1861)

1836 - [[Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer]] -Spanish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1870)

1844 - [[Aaron Montgomery Ward]] -American businessman, founded Montgomery Ward (d. 1913)

1848 - [[Albert Gustaf Dahlman]] -Swedish executioner (d. 1920)

1848 - [[Louisa Lawson]] -Australian poet and publisher (d. 1920)

1854 - [[Friedrich Alfred Krupp]] -German businessman (d. 1902)

1861 - [[Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont]] -(d. 1922)

1862 - [[Eduard Bornhöhe]] -Estonian author (d. 1923)

1862 - [[Mori Ōgai]] -Japanese author and poet (d. 1922)

1863 - [[Fyodor Sologub]] -Russian author and poet (d. 1927)

1864 - [[Jozef Murgaš]] -Slovak priest, botanist, and painter (d. 1929)

1864 - [[Banjo Paterson]] -Australian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1941)

1874 - [[Thomas J. Watson]] -American businessman (d. 1956)

1877 - [[Isabelle Eberhardt]] -Swiss explorer and author (d. 1904)

1877 - [[André Maginot]] -French sergeant and politician (d. 1932)

1877 - [[Isidora Sekulić]] -Serbian author and critic (d. 1958)

1885 - [[Steve Evans (baseball)|Steve Evans]] -American baseball player (d. 1943)

1887 - [[Joseph Bech]] -Luxembourgian lawyer and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Luxembourg (d. 1975)

1887 - [[Leevi Madetoja]] -Finnish composer and critic (d. 1947)

1888 - [[Otto Stern]] -German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1969)

1890 - [[Ronald Fisher]] -English statistician, biologist, and geneticist (d. 1962)

1891 - [[Abraham Fraenkel]] -German-Israeli mathematician and academic (d. 1965)

1893 - [[Wally Pipp]] -American baseball player and journalist (d. 1965)

1896 - [[Webu Sayadaw]] -Theravada Buddhist monk, and vipassanā master (d. 1977)

1899 - [[Jibanananda Das]] -Bangladeshi-Indian poet and author (d. 1954)

1900 - [[Ruth Clifford]] -American actress (d. 1998)

1903 - [[Sadegh Hedayat]] -Iranian-French author and translator (d. 1951)

1904 - [[Hans Morgenthau]] -German-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (d. 1980)

1905 - [[Osvald Käpp]] -Estonian wrestler (d. 1995)

1906 - [[Mary Brian]] -American actress (d. 2002)

1907 - [[Yevgeniy Abalakov]] -Russian mountaineer and sculptor (d. 1948)

1908 - [[Red Barber]] -American sportscaster (d. 1992)

1908 - [[Ants Eskola]] -Estonian actor and singer (d. 1989)

1908 - [[Bo Yibo]] -Chinese general and politician, Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 2007)

1910 - [[Arthur Hunnicutt]] -American actor (d. 1979)

1911 - [[Oskar Seidlin]] -German-American author, poet, and scholar (d. 1984)

1912 - [[Andre Norton]] -American author (d. 2005)

1914 - [[Arthur Kennedy (actor)|Arthur Kennedy]] -American actor (d. 1990)

1914 - [[Wayne Morris (American actor)|Wayne Morris]] -American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1959)

1916 - [[Alexander Obolensky]] -Russian rugby player (d. 1940)

1916 - [[Raf Vallone]] -Italian footballer and actor (d. 2002)

1917 - [[Abdel Rahman Badawi]] -Egyptian philosopher and poet (d. 2002)

1917 - [[Guillermo González Camarena]] -Mexican engineer (d. 1965)

1918 - [[William Bronk]] -American poet and academic (d. 1999)

1918 - [[Volodymyr Shcherbytsky]] -Ukrainian politician, List of Prime Ministers of Ukraine|Prime Minister of Ukraine (d. 1990)

1919 - [[J. M. S. Careless]] -Canadian historian and academic (d. 2009)

1919 - [[Kathleen Freeman]] -American actress and singer (d. 2001)

1920 - [[Ivo Caprino]] -Norwegian director and screenwriter (d. 2001)

1920 - [[Curt Swan]] -American soldier and illustrator (d. 1996)

1922 - [[Enrico Banducci]] -American businessman (d. 2007)

1923 - [[John M. Allegro]] -English archaeologist and scholar (d. 1988)

1923 - [[Buddy DeFranco]] -American clarinet player (d. 2014)

1924 - [[Margaret Truman]] -American singer and author (d. 2008)

1925 - [[Ron Goodwin]] -English composer and conductor (d. 2003)

1925 - [[Hal Holbrook]] -American actor and director

1928 - [[Marta Romero]] -Puerto Rican actress and singer (d. 2013)

1929 - [[Chaim Potok]] -American rabbi and author (d. 2002)

1929 - [[Patricia Routledge]] -English actress and singer

1930 - [[Benjamin Fain]] -Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and academic (d. 2013)

1930 - [[Ruth Rendell]] -English author (d. 2015)

1931 - [[Jiřina Jirásková]] -Czech actress and singer (d. 2013)

1933 - [[Larry Jennings]] -American magician and author (d. 1997)

1933 - [[Craig L. Thomas]] -American captain and politician (d. 2007)

1934 - [[Alan Bates]] -English actor and singer (d. 2003)

1934 - [[Barry Humphries]] -Australian comedian, actor, and author

1935 - [[Christina Pickles]] -English-American actress and producer

1936 - [[Jim Brown]] -American football player and actor

1937 - [[Mary Ann Mobley]] -American model and actress, Miss America 1959 (d. 2014)

1939 - [[John Leyton]] -English actor and singer

1940 - [[Vicente Fernández]] -Mexican singer-songwriter, actor, and producer

1940 - [[Gene Pitney]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

1941 - [[Julia McKenzie]] -English actress, singer, and director

1942 - [[Huey P. Newton]] -American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party (d. 1989)

1943 - [[Joe Medjuck]] -Canadian actor and producer

1944 - [[Bruce Fogle]] -Canadian veterinarian and author

1944 - [[Karl Jenkins]] -Welsh saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer (Soft Machine)

1945 - [[Brenda Fricker]] -Irish actress

1946 - [[Dodie Stevens]] -American singer

1946 - [[Shahrnush Parsipur]] -Iranian-American author and academic

1947 - [[Ben Cramer]] -Dutch singer and actor

1947 - [[Helge Jordal]] -Norwegian actor and singer

1948 - [[José José]] -Mexican singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1948 - [[Rick Majerus]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)

1948 - [[Don Scardino]] -American actor and director

1949 - [[Fred Frith]] -English guitarist and songwriter (Henry Cow, Art Bears, Massacre (experimental band)|Massacre and Skeleton Crew (band)|Skeleton Crew)

1950 - [[Rickey Medlocke]] -American guitarist (Blackfoot (band)|Blackfoot and Lynyrd Skynyrd)

1951 - [[Rashid Minhas]] -Pakistani soldier and pilot (d. 1971)

1952 - [[Karin Büttner-Janz]] -German gymnast and physician

1952 - [[Vladimír Padrůněk]] -Czech bass player (Energit (band)|Energit and Etc...) (d. 1991)

1953 - [[Annie Schreijer-Pierik]] -Dutch politician

1954 - [[Miki Berkovich]] -Israeli basketball player

1954 - [[Rene Russo]] -American actress and producer

1955 - [[Mo Yan]] -Chinese author and academic, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1955 - [[Shun Sugata]] -Japanese actor

1956 - [[Richard Karn]] -American actor and game show host

1957 - [[Loreena McKennitt]] -Canadian singer-songwriter, accordion player, and pianist

1958 - [[Steve Fox (footballer)|Steve Fox]] -English footballer and gardener (d. 2012)

1959 - [[Aryeh Deri]] -Moroccan-Israeli rabbi and politician, Internal Affairs Minister of Israel

1959 - [[Rowdy Gaines]] -American swimmer and sportscaster

1960 - [[Shunji Kosugi]] -Japanese wrestler

1961 - [[Chris Champion]] -American wrestler

1961 - [[Angela Eagle]] -English politician, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

1961 - [[Maria Eagle]] -English politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

1961 - [[Panna Rittikrai]] -Thai actor, director, and stuntman (d. 2014)

1962 - [[David McComb]] -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Triffids and The Blackeyed Susans) (d. 1999)

1962 - [[Lou Diamond Phillips]] -American actor and director

1963 - [[Larry the Cable Guy]] -American comedian and actor

1963 - [[Alison Hargreaves]] -English mountaineer (d. 1995)

1963 - [[Jen-Hsun Huang]] -Taiwanese-American businessman, co-founded Nvidia

1963 - [[Michael Jordan]] -American basketball player and actor

1965 - [[Michael Bay]] -American director and producer

1965 - [[Samuel Bayer]] -American director and cinematographer

1966 - [[Quorthon]] -Swedish guitarist and songwriter (Bathory (band)|Bathory) (d. 2004)

1966 - [[Michael Lepond]] -American bass player (Symphony X and Seven Witches)

1966 - [[Luc Robitaille]] -Canadian ice hockey player, manager, and actor

1967 - [[Chanté Moore]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1968 - [[Wu'erkaixi]] -Chinese journalist and activist

1969 - [[David Douillet]] -French martial artist and politician

1969 - [[Tuesday Knight]] -American actress and singer

1970 - [[Tommy Moe]] -American skier

1970 - [[Dominic Purcell]] -English-Australian actor and producer

1971 - [[Martyn Bennett]] -Canadian-Scottish bagpipe player and composer (d. 2005)

1971 - [[Denise Richards]] -American model and actress

1972 - [[Yuki (singer)|Yuki]] -Japanese singer-songwriter (Mean Machine (band)|Mean Machine, Judy and Mary, and NiNa)

1972 - [[Billie Joe Armstrong]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and producer (Green Day, Pinhead Gunpowder, The Network, and Foxboro Hot Tubs)

1972 - [[Philippe Candeloro]] -French figure skater

1972 - [[Taylor Hawkins]] -American singer-songwriter and drummer (Foo Fighters and Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders)

1972 - [[Cezary Kucharski]] -Polish footballer

1972 - [[Valeria Mazza]] -Argentinian model and businesswoman

1972 - [[Lars Göran Petrov]] -Swedish singer and drummer (Entombed (band)|Entombed and Morbid (band)|Morbid)

1973 - [[Raphaël Ibañez]] -French rugby player

1974 - [[Kaoru (musician)|Kaoru]] -Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Dir En Grey)

1974 - [[Jerry O'Connell]] -American actor, director, and producer

1975 - [[Harisu]] -South Korean singer and actress

1975 - [[Michiko Kichise]] -Japanese actress

1975 - [[Václav Prospal]] -Czech ice hockey player

1976 - [[Kelly Carlson]] -American actress

1976 - [[William Roussel]] -French singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mütiilation)

1977 - [[Erin Cardillo]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1977 - [[Wong Choong Hann]] -Malaysian badminton player

1977 - [[Bob Katsionis]] -Greek keyboard player (Firewind, Nightfall (band)|Nightfall, and Septicflesh)

1980 - [[Aya Endō]] -Japanese voice actress

1980 - [[Al Harrington]] -American basketball player

1980 - [[Jason Ritter]] -American actor and producer

1980 - [[Klemi Saban]] -Israeli footballer

1981 - [[Joseph Gordon-Levitt]] -American actor, director, and producer

1981 - [[Paris Hilton]] -American model, actress, and singer

1981 - [[Pontus Segerström]] -Swedish footballer (d. 2014)

1982 - [[Brian Bruney]] -American baseball player

1982 - [[Jill de Jong]] -Dutch model and actress

1982 - [[Daniel Merriweather]] -Australian singer-songwriter and producer

1982 - [[Deyvid Oprja]] -Estonian skier

1982 - [[Adriano Leite Ribeiro]] -Brazilian footballer

1983 - [[Gérald Cid]] -French footballer

1983 - [[Marios Kaperonis]] -Greek boxer

1983 - [[Kevin Rudolf]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1984 - [[AB de Villiers]] -South African cricketer

1984 - [[Jimmy Jacobs]] -American wrestler

1984 - [[Stefan Jarosch]] -German footballer

1984 - [[Kenta Kamakari]] -Japanese actor and singer

1984 - [[Drew Miller]] -American ice hockey player

1984 - [[Marcin Gortat]] -Polish basketball player

1985 - [[Sivakarthikeyan]] -Indian actor and singer

1985 - [[Anders Jacobsen (ski jumper)|Anders Jacobsen]] -Norwegian ski jumper

1986 - [[Joey O'Brien]] -Irish footballer

1986 - [[Ricardo Rodriguez (wrestler)|Ricardo Rodriguez]] -American wrestler and ring announcer

1987 - [[Thomas Ayasse]] -French footballer

1987 - [[Aseem Trivedi]] -Indian cartoonist and activist

1988 - [[Natascha Kampusch]] -Austrian kidnapping victim

1989 - [[Rebecca Adlington]] -English swimmer

1989 - [[Ina Demireva]] -Bulgarian ice dancer

1989 - [[Chord Overstreet]] -American actor and singer

1990 - [[Marianne St-Gelais]] -Canadian speed skater

1991 - [[Sam Oldham]] -English gymnast

1991 - [[Ed Sheeran]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1991 - [[Bonnie Wright]] -English actress, director, and screenwriter

1992 - [[Meaghan Martin]] -American actress and singer

1993 - [[Nicola Leali]] -Italian footballer

1993 - [[Marc Márquez]] -Spanish motorcycle racer

1993 - [[Jannes Vansteenkiste]] -Belgian footballer

1993 - [[Philip Wiegratz]] -German actor

1996 - [[Sasha Pieterse]] -South African-American singer-songwriter and actress

2003 - [[Federica Falzon]] -Maltese singer

History of Deaths


364 - [[Jovian (emperor)|Jovian]] -Roman emperor (b. 331)

440 - [[Mesrop Mashtots]] -Armenian monk, linguist, and theologian (b. 360)

661 - [[Finan of Lindisfarne]] -Irish bishop and saint

1339 - [[Otto, Duke of Austria]] -(b. 1301)

1600 - [[Giordano Bruno]] -Italian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (b. 1548)

1609 - [[Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany]] -(b. 1549)

1624 - [[Juan de Mariana]] -Spanish priest and historian (b. 1536)

1652 - [[Gregorio Allegri]] -Italian priest and composer (b. 1582)

1659 - [[Abel Servien]] -French politician, Minister of the Economy, Finances and Industry (France)|French Minister of Finance (b. 1593)

1673 - [[Molière]] -French playwright and actor (b. 1622)

1680 - [[Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles]] -English politician (b. 1599)

1680 - [[Jan Swammerdam]] -Dutch biologist, zoologist, and entomologist (b. 1637)

1715 - [[Antoine Galland]] -French orientalist and archaeologist (b. 1646)

1732 - [[Louis Marchand]] -French organist and composer (b. 1669)

1768 - [[Arthur Onslow]] -English lawyer and politician, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1691)

1780 - [[Andreas Felix von Oefele]] -German historian and librarian (b. 1706)

1841 - [[Ferdinando Carulli]] -Italian guitarist and composer (b. 1770)

1854 - [[John Martin (painter)|John Martin]] -English painter, engraver, and illustrator (b. 1789)

1856 - [[Heinrich Heine]] -German journalist and poet (b. 1797)

1874 - [[Adolphe Quetelet]] -Belgian astronomer, mathematician, and sociologist (b. 1796)

1883 - [[Vasudev Balwant Phadke]] -Indian activist (b. 1845)

1890 - [[Christopher Latham Sholes]] -American publisher and politician (b. 1819)

1905 - [[William Bickerton]] -English-American religious leader, leader in the Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1815)

1909 - [[Geronimo]] -American tribal leader (b. 1829)

1912 - [[Edgar Evans]] -Welsh sailor and explorer (b. 1876)

1919 - [[Wilfrid Laurier]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1841)

1934 - [[Albert I of Belgium]] -(b. 1875)

1934 - [[Siegbert Tarrasch]] -German chess player (b. 1862)

1939 - [[Willy Hess (violinist)|Willy Hess]] -German violinist and educator (b. 1859)

1943 - [[Armand J. Piron]] -American violinist and composer (b. 1888)

1946 - [[Dorothy Gibson]] -American actress and singer (b. 1889)

1961 - [[Lütfi Kırdar]] -Turkish physician and politician, Ministry of Health (Turkey)|Turkish Minister of Health (b. 1887)

1961 - [[Nita Naldi]] -American actress (b. 1897)

1962 - [[Joseph Kearns]] -American actor (b. 1907)

1962 - [[Bruno Walter]] -German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1876)

1966 - [[Hans Hofmann]] -German-American painter (b. 1880)

1970 - [[Shmuel Yosef Agnon]] -Ukrainian-Israeli author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

1970 - [[John Jensen (public servant)|John Jensen]] -Australian public servant (b. 1884)

1970 - [[Alfred Newman (composer)|Alfred Newman]] -American composer and conductor (b. 1900)

1976 - [[Bill Boswell]] -Australian public servant (b. 1911)

1976 - [[Jean Servais]] -Belgian-French actor (b. 1910)

1977 - [[Janani Luwum]] -Ugandan archbishop and saint (b. 1922)

1982 - [[Nestor Chylak]] -American baseball player and umpire (b. 1922)

1982 - [[Thelonious Monk]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1917)

1982 - [[Lee Strasberg]] -Austrian-American actor and director (b. 1901)

1986 - [[Jiddu Krishnamurti]] -Indian-American philosopher and author (b. 1895)

1988 - [[John M. Allegro]] -English archaeologist and scholar (b. 1923)

1988 - [[Karpoori Thakur]] -Indian politician, 11th List of Chief Ministers of Bihar|Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1924)

1989 - [[Lefty Gomez]] -American baseball player (b. 1908)

1990 - [[Jean-Marc Boivin]] -French mountaineer, skier, and pilot (b. 1951)

1990 - [[Hap Day]] -Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1901)

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

1994 - [[Randy Shilts]] -American journalist and author (b. 1951)

1997 - [[Joe Kieyoomia]] -American soldier (b. 1919)

1998 - [[Ernst Jünger]] -German soldier, philosopher, and author (b. 1895)

1998 - [[Bob Merrill]] -American composer and songwriter (b. 1921)

2001 - [[Barry Burman]] -English painter and educator (b. 1943)

2001 - [[Bob Geary (Canadian football)|Bob Geary]] -Canadian football player, coach, and manager (b. 1933)

2001 - [[Khalid Abdul Muhammad]] -American activist (b. 1948)

2003 - [[Steve Bechler]] -American baseball player (b. 1979)

2004 - [[José López Portillo]] -Mexican lawyer and politician, 51st President of Mexico (b. 1920)

2005 - [[Dan O'Herlihy]] -Irish-American actor (b. 1919)

2005 - [[Omar Sívori]] -Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1935)

2006 - [[Ray Barretto]] -American drummer (b. 1929)

2006 - [[Bill Cowsill]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Cowsills) (b. 1948)

2007 - [[Mike Awesome]] -American wrestler (b. 1965)

2007 - [[Dermot O'Reilly]] -Irish-Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Ryan's Fancy) (b. 1943)

2007 - [[Maurice Papon]] -French police officer and politician (b. 1910)

2009 - [[Conchita Cintrón]] -Chilean bullfighter (b. 1922)

2009 - [[Mike Whitmarsh]] -American volleyball player (b. 1962)

2010 - [[Kathryn Grayson]] -American actress and singer (b. 1922)

2012 - [[Robert Carr]] -English engineer and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1916)

2012 - [[Clarence Dart]] -American captain and pilot (b. 1920)

2012 - [[Michael Davis (bassist)|Michael Davis]] -American singer-songwriter and bass player (MC5) (b. 1943)

2012 - [[Nicolaas Govert de Bruijn]] -Dutch mathematician and theorist (b. 1918)

2012 - [[Ulric Neisser]] -German-American psychologist and academic (b. 1928)

2012 - [[Howie Nunn]] -American baseball player (b. 1935)

2013 - [[Richard Briers]] -English actor and singer (b. 1934)

2013 - [[Shmulik Kraus]] -Israeli singer-songwriter and actor (The High Windows) (b. 1935)

2013 - [[Sophie Kurys]] -American baseball player (b. 1925)

2013 - [[Mindy McCready]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1975)

2013 - [[Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin]] -Irish footballer, hurler, and sportscaster (b. 1923)

2014 - [[Bob Casale]] -American guitarist, keyboard player, and producer (Devo) (b. 1952)

2014 - [[Peter Florin]] -German politician and diplomat, President of the United Nations General Assembly (b. 1921)

2014 - [[Frankie Kao]] -Taiwanese singer (b. 1950)

2014 - [[Wayne Smith (musician)|Wayne Smith]] -Jamaican singer (b. 1965)

2014 - [[Frank Wappat]] -English singer and radio host (b. 1930)

2015 - [[John Barrow (Canadian football)|John Barrow]] -American-Canadian football player and manager (b. 1935)

2015 - [[John Hurt Fisher]] -American philologist and academic (b. 1919)

2015 - [[Cathy Ubels-Veen]] -Dutch politician (b. 1928)

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