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Day History: February-2

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Events History


506 - [[Alaric II]] -eighth king of the Visigoths promulgates the Breviary of Alaric (''Breviarium Alaricianum'' or ''Lex Romana Visigothorum''), a collection of "Roman law".

962 - [[Translatio imperii]] -': Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.

1032 - [[Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor]] -becomes King of Kingdom of Burgundy|Burgundy.

1141 - [[Battle of Lincoln (1141)|Battle of Lincoln]] -at which King Stephen, King of England|Stephen is defeated and captured by the allies of Empress Matilda, presenting her with an opportunity to become the first queen of medieval England; this fails to occur, however.

1207 - [[Terra Mariana]] -comprising present-day Estonia and Latvia, is established.

1461 - [[Wars of the Roses]] -The Battle of Mortimer's Cross is fought in Herefordshire, England.

1536 - [[Pedro de Mendoza]] -founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1542 - [[Cristóvão da Gama]] -capture a Muslim-occupied hill fort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.

1653 - [[New Amsterdam]] -(later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.

1709 - [[Alexander Selkirk]] -is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book ''Robinson Crusoe'' by Daniel Defoe.

1848 - [[Mexican–American War]] -The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed.

1848 - [[California Gold Rush]] -The first ship with Han Chinese|Chinese immigrants arrives in San Francisco.

1868 - [[Fall of Osaka Castle|captured]] -Osaka Castle from the Tokugawa shogunate and burned it to the ground.

1876 - [[National League|National League of Professional Baseball Clubs]] -of Major League Baseball is formed.

1887 - [[Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania]] -the first Groundhog Day is observed.

1899 - [[Melbourne]] -decides to locate Australia's capital city, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne.

1901 - [[Queen Victoria]] -

1913 - [[Grand Central Terminal]] -is opened in New York City.

1914 - [[Charlie Chaplin]] -s first film appearance, ''Making a Living'' premieres.

1920 - [[Treaty of Tartu (Russian–Estonian)|Tartu Peace Treaty]] -is signed between Estonia and Russia.

1920 - [[Klaipėda|Memel]] -

1922 - [[Ulysses (novel)|Ulysses]] -' by James Joyce is published.

1925 - [[1925 serum run to Nome|Serum run to Nome]] -Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race|Iditarod race.

1933 - [[Christine and Léa Papin]] -murder their employer's wife and daughter in Le Mans, France. The case is the subject of a number of French films and plays.

1934 - [[Export-Import Bank of the United States]] -is incorporated.

1935 - [[Leonarde Keeler]] -tests the first polygraph machine.

1942 - [[Osvald Group]] -is responsible for the first, active event of Resistance movement|Resistance against the German occupation of Norway when Østbanehallen (at present-day Oslo Central Station) was blown up to protest the inauguration of Vidkun Quisling.

1943 - [[World War II]] -The Battle of Stalingrad comes to Battle_of_Stalingrad#Soviet_victory|conclusion as Red Army|Soviet troops accept the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis powers|Axis forces.

1957 - [[Iskander Mirza]] -of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.

1966 - [[Kashmir]] -after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

1971 - [[Idi Amin]] -replaces President of Uganda|President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.

1971 - [[Ramsar Convention]] -for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands is signed in Ramsar, Mazandaran, Iran.

1972 - [[embassy]] -in Dublin is destroyed in protest at Bloody Sunday (1972)|Bloody Sunday.

1976 - [[Groundhog Day gale of 1976|Groundhog Day gale]] -hits the north-eastern United States and south-eastern Canada.

1980 - [[Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI]] -is targeting allegedly corrupt United States Congress|Congressmen in the Abscam operation.

1982 - [[1982 Hama massacre]] -the government of Syria attacks the town of Hama.

1987 - [[People Power Revolution]] -the Philippines enacts a new Constitution of the Philippines|constitution.

1988 - [[Auntie Anne's]] -is founded by Anne F. Beiler in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

1989 - [[Soviet war in Afghanistan]] -The last Soviet Union|Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul.

1990 - [[Apartheid]] -F. W. de Klerk Speech at the Opening of the Parliament of South Africa, 1990|announces the unbanning of the African National Congress and promises to release Nelson Mandela.

2000 - [[digital cinema]] -projection in Europe (Paris) realized by Philippe Binant with the DLP CINEMA technology developed by Texas Instruments.

2004 - [[tennis]] -player Roger Federer becomes the List of ATP number 1 ranked singles players|No. 1 ranked men's singles player, a position he will hold for a record ATP World Tour records#ATP Rankings|237 weeks.

2007 - [[2007 Jakarta flood|flooding]] -in Indonesia in 300 years begins.

2012 - [[MV Rabaul Queen]] -sinks off the coast of Papua New Guinea near the Finschhafen District, with an estimated 300 people missing.

Famous Birthdays


1208 - [[James I of Aragon]] -(d. 1276)

1455 - [[John, King of Denmark]] -(d. 1513)

1457 - [[Peter Martyr d'Anghiera]] -Italian-Spanish historian and author (d. 1526)

1494 - [[Bona Sforza]] -Italian wife of Sigismund I the Old (d. 1557)

1502 - [[Damião de Góis]] -Portuguese philosopher and historian (d. 1574)

1506 - [[René de Birague]] -Italian-French cardinal and politician (d. 1583)

1522 - [[Lodovico Ferrari]] -Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1565)

1600 - [[Gabriel Naudé]] -French librarian and scholar (d. 1653)

1613 - [[Noël Chabanel]] -French missionary and saint (d. 1649)

1621 - [[Johannes Schefferus]] -Swedish author and hymn-writer (d. 1679)

1650 - [[Pope Benedict XIII]] -(d. 1730)

1650 - [[Nell Gwyn]] -English actress (d. 1687)

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

1677 - [[Jean-Baptiste Morin (composer)|Jean-Baptiste Morin]] -French composer (d. 1745)

1695 - [[William Borlase]] -English geologist and archaeologist (d. 1772)

1695 - [[François de Chevert]] -French general (d. 1769)

1700 - [[Johann Christoph Gottsched]] -German author and critic (d. 1766)

1711 - [[Wenzel Anton, Prince of Kaunitz-Rietberg]] -(d. 1794)

1714 - [[Gottfried August Homilius]] -German organist and composer (d. 1785)

1717 - [[Ernst Gideon von Laudon]] -Austrian field marshal (d. 1790)

1754 - [[Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord]] -French general and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1838)

1782 - [[Henri de Rigny]] -French admiral and politician, Minister of Defence (France)|French Minister of War (d. 1835)

1786 - [[Jacques Philippe Marie Binet]] -French mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1856)

1802 - [[Jean-Baptiste Boussingault]] -French chemist and academic (d. 1887)

1803 - [[Albert Sidney Johnston]] -American general (d. 1862)

1829 - [[Alfred Brehm]] -German zoologist and illustrator (d. 1884)

1829 - [[William Stanley (inventor)|William Stanley]] -English engineer and philanthropist (d. 1909)

1841 - [[François-Alphonse Forel]] -Swiss limnologist and hydrologist (d. 1912)

1842 - [[Julian Sochocki]] -Polish-Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1927)

1849 - [[Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav]] -Slovak poet and playwright (d. 1921)

1851 - [[José Guadalupe Posada]] -Mexican illustrator and engraver (d. 1913)

1860 - [[Curtis Guild, Jr.]] -American journalist and politician, 43rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915)

1861 - [[Solomon R. Guggenheim]] -American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (d. 1949)

1862 - [[Émile Coste]] -French fencer (d. 1927)

1866 - [[Enrique Simonet]] -Spanish painter and academic (d. 1927)

1872 - [[Clara Butt]] -English contralto (d. 1936)

1873 - [[Leo Fall]] -Austrian composer (d. 1925)

1873 - [[Konstantin von Neurath]] -German politician and diplomat, 13th Minister for Foreign Affairs (Germany)|German Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1956)

1875 - [[Fritz Kreisler]] -Austrian-American violinist and composer (d. 1962)

1878 - [[Joe Lydon (boxer)|Joe Lydon]] -American boxer and soccer player (d. 1937)

1880 - [[Frederick Lane]] -Australian swimmer (d. 1969)

1881 - [[Orval Overall]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1947)

1882 - [[Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark]] -(d. 1944)

1882 - [[James Joyce]] -Irish author and poet (d. 1941)

1883 - [[Johnston McCulley]] -American author and screenwriter, created ''Zorro'' (d. 1958)

1886 - [[William Rose Benét]] -American poet and author (d. 1950)

1887 - [[Ernst Hanfstaengl]] -German businessman (d. 1975)

1887 - [[Pat Sullivan (film producer)|Pat Sullivan]] -Australian-American animator and producer (d. 1933)

1889 - [[Jean de Lattre de Tassigny]] -French general (d. 1952)

1890 - [[Charles Correll]] -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1972)

1892 - [[Tochigiyama Moriya]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 27th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1959)

1893 - [[Cornelius Lanczos]] -Hungarian mathematician and physicist (d. 1974)

1893 - [[Raoul Riganti]] -Argentinian race car driver (d. 1970)

1893 - [[Damdin Sükhbaatar]] -Mongolian military leader (d. 1924)

1895 - [[George Halas]] -American football player and coach (d. 1983)

1895 - [[Robert Philipp]] -American painter (d. 1981)

1895 - [[George Sutcliffe]] -Australian public servant (d. 1964)

1896 - [[Kazimierz Kuratowski]] -Polish mathematician and logician (d. 1980)

1897 - [[Howard Deering Johnson]] -American businessman, founded Howard Johnson's (d. 1972)

1900 - [[Willie Kamm]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1988)

1901 - [[Jascha Heifetz]] -Lithuanian violinist and educator (d. 1987)

1902 - [[Newbold Morris]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1966)

1904 - [[Bozorg Alavi]] -Iranian author and activist (d. 1997)

1905 - [[Ayn Rand]] -Russian-born American author and philosopher (d. 1982)

1908 - [[Wes Ferrell]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)

1909 - [[Frank Albertson]] -American actor and singer (d. 1964)

1912 - [[Millvina Dean]] -English civil servant and cartographer; last survivor of the RMS Titanic (d. 2009)

1912 - [[Burton Lane]] -American songwriter and composer (d. 1997)

1913 - [[Ohn Maung]] -Burma|Burmese martyr (d. 1947)

1913 - [[Poul Reichhardt]] -Danish actor and singer (d. 1985)

1914 - [[Eric Kierans]] -Canadian economist and politician, 1st Minister of Communications (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Communications (d. 2004)

1915 - [[Abba Eban]] -South African-Israeli politician and diplomat, 1st Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations|Israel Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2002)

1915 - [[Stan Leonard]] -Canadian golfer (d. 2005)

1915 - [[Khushwant Singh]] -Indian journalist and author (d. 2014)

1916 - [[Xuân Diệu]] -Vietnamese poet and author (d. 1985)

1917 - [[Đỗ Mười]] -Vietnamese politician, 5th List of Prime Ministers of Vietnam|Prime Minister of Vietnam

1918 - [[Hella Haasse]] -Indonesian-Dutch author (d. 2011)

1919 - [[Lisa Della Casa]] -Swiss soprano and actress (d. 2012)

1919 - [[Georg Gawliczek]] -German footballer and manager (d. 1999)

1923 - [[Jean Babilée]] -French dancer and choreographer (d. 2014)

1923 - [[James Dickey]] -American poet and author (d. 1997)

1923 - [[Bonita Granville]] -American actress and producer (d. 1988)

1923 - [[Red Schoendienst]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1923 - [[Liz Smith (journalist)|Liz Smith]] -American journalist and author

1923 - [[Clem Windsor]] -Australian rugby player and surgeon (d. 2007)

1924 - [[Elfi von Dassanowsky]] -Austrian-American singer, pianist, producer (d. 2007)

1925 - [[Elaine Stritch]] -American actress and singer (d. 2014)

1926 - [[Valéry Giscard d'Estaing]] -French academic and politician, 20th President of France

1927 - [[Stan Getz]] -American saxophonist (d. 1991)

1927 - [[Doris Sams]] -American baseball player (d. 2012)

1928 - [[Jay Handlan]] -American basketball player and engineer (d. 2013)

1928 - [[A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.]] -American judge, author, and activist (d. 1998)

1929 - [[Sheila Matthews Allen]] -American actress and producer (d. 2013)

1929 - [[George Band]] -English engineer and mountaineer (d. 2011)

1929 - [[Věra Chytilová]] -Czech actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1929 - [[Waldemar Kmentt]] -Austrian operatic tenor (d. 2015)

1931 - [[Dries van Agt]] -Dutch lawyer, jurist, and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

1931 - [[Les Dawson]] -English comedian and author (d. 1993)

1931 - [[Glynn Edwards]] -Malaysian-English actor

1931 - [[John Paul Harney]] -Canadian educator and politician

1931 - [[Judith Viorst]] -American journalist and author

1932 - [[Arthur Lyman]] -American vibraphone player (d. 2002)

1932 - [[Robert Mandan]] -American actor

1933 - [[M'el Dowd]] -American actress and singer (d. 2012)

1933 - [[Tony Jay]] -English actor and singer (d. 2006)

1933 - [[Orlando "Cachaíto" López]] -Cuban bassist (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2009)

1933 - [[Than Shwe]] -Burma|Burmese Strongman (politics)|strongman politician

1934 - [[Khalil Ullah Khan]] -Bangladeshi actor (d. 2014)

1935 - [[Evgeny Velikhov]] -Russian physicist and academic

1936 - [[Duane Jones]] -American actor (d. 1988)

1936 - [[Metin Oktay]] -Turkish footballer and manager (d. 1991)

1937 - [[Don Buford]] -American baseball player and coach

1937 - [[Anthony Haden-Guest]] -French-English journalist, poet, and critic

1937 - [[Remak Ramsay]] -American actor

1937 - [[Tom Smothers]] -American comedian, actor, and singer (Smothers Brothers)

1938 - [[Norman Fowler]] -English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Transport

1938 - [[Gene MacLellan]] -Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 1995)

1939 - [[Dale T. Mortensen]] -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)

1940 - [[Alan Caddy]] -English guitarist and producer (d. 2000)

1940 - [[Thomas M. Disch]] -American author and poet (d. 2008)

1940 - [[Wayne Fontes]] -American football player and coach

1940 - [[David Jason]] -English actor, director, and producer

1941 - [[Terry Biddlecombe]] -English jockey (d. 2014)

1941 - [[Lee Redmond]] -American woman with the longest fingernails

1942 - [[Bo Hopkins]] -American actor

1942 - [[Graham Nash]] -English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942 - [[Jang Sung-taek]] -North Korean politician (d. 2013)

1943 - [[Susan Hanson]] -English actress

1944 - [[Andrew Davis (conductor)|Andrew Davis]] -English organist and conductor

1944 - [[Karen Foss]] -American journalist

1944 - [[Geoffrey Hughes]] -English actor (d. 2012)

1944 - [[Ursula Oppens]] -American pianist and educator

1945 - [[John Eatwell, Baron Eatwell]] -English economist and academic

1945 - [[Kerem Yılmazer]] -Turkish actor and singer (d. 2003)

1946 - [[John Armitt]] -English engineer and businessman

1946 - [[Blake Clark]] -American actor

1946 - [[Alpha Oumar Konaré]] -Malian academic and politician, 3rd President of Mali

1946 - [[Constantine Papadakis]] -Greek-American businessman and academic (d. 2009)

1947 - [[Greg Antonacci]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1947 - [[Farrah Fawcett]] -American actress and producer (d. 2009)

1948 - [[Ina Garten]] -American chef and author

1948 - [[Al McKay]] -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Earth, Wind & Fire)

1948 - [[Roger Williamson]] -English race car driver (d. 1973)

1949 - [[Duncan Bannatyne]] -Scottish businessman and philanthropist

1949 - [[Yasuko Namba]] -Japanese mountaineer (d. 1996)

1949 - [[Brent Spiner]] -American actor

1949 - [[Ross Valory]] -American bass player

1950 - [[Osamu Kido]] -Japanese wrestler

1950 - [[Libby Purves]] -English journalist and author

1950 - [[Barbara Sukowa]] -German actress

1950 - [[Genichiro Tenryu]] -Japanese wrestler

1951 - [[Vangelis Alexandris]] -Greek basketball player and coach

1951 - [[Ken Bruce]] -Scottish radio host

1952 - [[John Cornyn]] -American lawyer and politician, 49th Attorney General of Texas

1952 - [[Rick Dufay]] -French-American guitarist and songwriter

1952 - [[Park Geun-hye]] -South Korean politician, 11th President of South Korea

1952 - [[Carol Ann Susi]] -American actress (d. 2014)

1953 - [[Duane Chapman]] -American bounty hunter

1953 - [[Jerry Sisk, Jr.]] -American gemologist, co-founded Jewelry Television (d. 2013)

1954 - [[Christie Brinkley]] -American model and actress

1954 - [[Hansi Hinterseer]] -Austrian skier, actor, and singer

1954 - [[John Tudor (baseball)|John Tudor]] -American baseball player

1955 - [[Leszek Engelking]] -Polish poet and author

1955 - [[Virginia Leng]] -Maltese horse rider

1955 - [[Bob Schreck]] -American author

1955 - [[Kim Zimmer]] -American actress

1956 - [[Adnan Oktar]] -Turkish theorist and author

1957 - [[Phil Barney]] -Algerian-French singer-songwriter

1958 - [[Michel Marc Bouchard]] -Canadian playwright

1960 - [[Jari Porttila]] -Finnish journalist

1961 - [[Abraham Iyambo]] -Namibian politician (d. 2013)

1961 - [[Lauren Lane]] -American actress and academic

1961 - [[Steve Penney (ice hockey)|Steve Penney]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1962 - [[Philippe Claudel]] -French author, director, and screenwriter

1962 - [[Andy Fordham]] -English darts player

1962 - [[Luke Johnson (businessman)|Luke Johnson]] -English businessman

1962 - [[Paul Kilgus]] -American baseball player

1962 - [[Michael T. Weiss]] -American actor

1963 - [[Eva Cassidy]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 1996)

1963 - [[Kjell Dahlin]] -Swedish ice hockey player

1963 - [[Philip Laats]] -Belgian martial artist

1963 - [[Stephen McGann]] -English actor

1963 - [[Vigleik Storaas]] -Norwegian pianist

1965 - [[Carl Airey]] -English footballer

1965 - [[Naoki Sano]] -Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

1966 - [[Andrei Chesnokov]] -Russian tennis player and coach

1966 - [[Robert DeLeo]] -American bass player, songwriter, and producer

1966 - [[Michael Misick]] -Caicos Islander politician, Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands

1967 - [[Artūrs Irbe]] -Latvian ice hockey player and coach

1967 - [[Laurent Nkunda]] -Congolese general

1968 - [[Sean Elliott]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1968 - [[Scott Erickson]] -American baseball player and coach

1968 - [[Thomas Teige]] -German martial artist and actor

1968 - [[Simon Wickham-Smith]] -English singer, astrologer, and academic

1969 - [[Valeri Karpin]] -Estonian-Russian footballer and manager

1970 - [[C. Ernst Harth]] -Canadian actor and producer

1970 - [[Roar Strand]] -Norwegian footballer

1970 - [[Jennifer Westfeldt]] -American actress, singer and writer

1971 - [[Rockwilder]] -American rapper and producer

1971 - [[Michelle Gayle]] -English singer-songwriter and actress

1971 - [[Isaac Kungwane]] -South African footballer and sportscaster (d. 2014)

1972 - [[Dana International]] -Israeli pop singer

1972 - [[Melvin Mora]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1972 - [[Aleksey Naumov]] -Russian footballer

1973 - [[Andrei Luzgin]] -Estonian tennis player and coach

1973 - [[Aleksander Tammert]] -Estonian discus thrower

1973 - [[Marissa Jaret Winokur]] -American actress and singer

1975 - [[Todd Bertuzzi]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1975 - [[Donald Driver]] -American football player

1975 - [[Naomi Grossman]] -American actress

1975 - [[Ieroklis Stoltidis]] -Greek footballer

1976 - [[Lori Beth Denberg]] -American actress

1976 - [[Ryan Farquhar]] -Northern Irish motorcycle racer

1976 - [[James Hickman]] -English swimmer

1976 - [[Ana Roces]] -Filipino actress

1977 - [[Shakira]] -Colombian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1977 - [[Libor Sionko]] -Czech footballer

1978 - [[Eden Espinosa]] -American actress and singer

1978 - [[Annabel Ellwood]] -Australian tennis player

1978 - [[Barry Ferguson]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1978 - [[Rich Sommer]] -American actor

1978 - [[Faye White]] -English footballer

1979 - [[Urmo Aava]] -Estonian race car driver

1979 - [[Christine Bleakley]] -Irish television host

1979 - [[Fani Chalkia]] -Greek hurdler and sprinter

1979 - [[Klaus Mainzer]] -German rugby player

1979 - [[Irini Terzoglou]] -Greek shot putter

1980 - [[Angela Finger-Erben]] -German journalist

1980 - [[Teddy Hart]] -Canadian wrestler

1980 - [[Gucci Mane]] -American rapper, producer, and actor

1980 - [[Oleguer Presas]] -Spanish footballer

1981 - [[Salem al-Hazmi]] -Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of American Airlines Flight 77 (d. 2001)

1981 - [[Emre Aydın]] -Turkish singer-songwriter

1981 - [[Michelle Bass]] -English model and singer

1981 - [[Gemma Collins]] -English television personality

1982 - [[Sergio Castaño Ortega]] -Spanish footballer

1982 - [[Kelly Mazzante]] -American basketball player

1982 - [[Brandy Talore]] -American porn actress

1983 - [[Ronny Cedeño]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1983 - [[Carolina Klüft]] -Swedish heptathlete and jumper

1983 - [[Jordin Tootoo]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1983 - [[Vladimir Voskoboinikov]] -Estonian footballer

1983 - [[Alex Westaway]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1984 - [[Brian Cage]] -American wrestler

1984 - [[Mao Miyaji]] -Japanese actress

1984 - [[Rudi Wulf]] -New Zealand rugby player

1985 - [[Masoud Azizi]] -Afghan sprinter

1985 - [[Renn Kiriyama]] -Japanese actor

1985 - [[Kristo Saage]] -Estonian basketball player

1985 - [[Silvestre Varela]] -Portuguese footballer

1986 - [[Gemma Arterton]] -English actress and singer

1987 - [[Anthony Fainga'a]] -Australian rugby player

1987 - [[Saia Fainga'a]] -Australian rugby player

1987 - [[Athena Imperial]] -Filipino journalist; Miss Earth 2011|Miss Earth-Water 2011

1987 - [[Mimi Page]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1987 - [[Gerard Piqué]] -Spanish footballer

1987 - [[Javon Ringer]] -American football player

1987 - [[Jill Scott (footballer)|Jill Scott]] -English footballer

1987 - [[Victoria Song]] -Chinese singer and actress

1987 - [[Martin Spanjers]] -American actor and producer

1988 - [[Zosia Mamet]] -American actress and singer

1991 - [[Nathan Delfouneso]] -English footballer

1991 - [[Gregory Mertens]] -Belgian footballer (d. 2015)

1992 - [[Lammtarra]] -American race horse (d. 2014)

1992 - [[Joonas Tamm]] -Estonian footballer

1992 - [[Danielle White]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1993 - [[Jake Cassidy]] -Welsh footballer

1993 - [[Ravel Morrison]] -English footballer

1995 - [[Paul Digby]] -English footballer

1995 - [[Aleksander Jagiełło]] -Polish footballer

1995 - [[Arfa Karim]] -Pakistani student and computer programmer (d. 2012)

History of Deaths


619 - [[Laurence of Canterbury]] -English archbishop and saint

1124 - [[Bořivoj II, Duke of Bohemia]] -(b. 1064)

1218 - [[Konstantin of Rostov]] -(b. 1186)

1250 - [[Eric XI of Sweden]] -(b. 1216)

1294 - [[Louis II, Duke of Bavaria]] -(b. 1229)

1448 - [[Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani]] -Egyptian jurist and scholar (b. 1372)

1512 - [[Hatuey]] -Caribbean tribal chief

1529 - [[Baldassare Castiglione]] -Italian soldier and diplomat (b. 1478)

1580 - [[Bessho Nagaharu]] -Japanese daimyo (b. 1558)

1594 - [[Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina]] -Italian composer and educator (b. 1525)

1648 - [[George Abbot (author)|George Abbot]] -English author and politician (b. 1603)

1660 - [[Gaston, Duke of Orléans]] -(b. 1608)

1660 - [[Govert Flinck]] -Dutch painter (b. 1615)

1661 - [[Lucas Holstenius]] -German geographer and historian (b. 1596)

1675 - [[Ivan Belostenec]] -Croatian linguist and lexicographer (b. 1594)

1688 - [[Abraham Duquesne]] -French admiral (b. 1610)

1704 - [[Guillaume de l'Hôpital]] -French mathematician and academic (b. 1661)

1712 - [[Martin Lister]] -English physician and geologist (b. 1639)

1714 - [[John Sharp (bishop)|John Sharp]] -English archbishop (b. 1643)

1723 - [[Antonio Maria Valsalva]] -Italian anatomist and physician (b. 1666)

1768 - [[Robert Smith (mathematician)|Robert Smith]] -English mathematician and theorist (b. 1689)

1769 - [[Pope Clement XIII]] -(b. 1693)

1802 - [[Welbore Ellis, 1st Baron Mendip]] -English politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1713)

1804 - [[George Walton]] -American lawyer and politician, List of Governors of Georgia|Governor of Georgia (b. 1749)

1904 - [[William Collins Whitney]] -American financier and politician; 31st United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1841)

1904 - [[Ernest Cashel]] -American-Canadian criminal (b. 1882)

1905 - [[Henri Germain]] -French banker and politician, founded Le Crédit Lyonnais (b. 1824)

1907 - [[Dmitri Mendeleev]] -Russian chemist and academic (b. 1834)

1909 - [[Carlo Acton]] -Italian pianist and composer (b. 1829)

1913 - [[Gustaf de Laval]] -Swedish engineer (b. 1845)

1918 - [[John L. Sullivan]] -American boxer (b. 1858)

1919 - [[Julius Kuperjanov]] -Estonian lieutenant (b. 1894)

1925 - [[Antti Aarne]] -Finnish historian and academic (b. 1867)

1925 - [[Jaap Eden]] -Dutch speed skater and cyclist (b. 1873)

1926 - [[Vladimir Sukhomlinov]] -Russian general (b. 1848)

1932 - [[Agha Petros]] -Assyrian general and politician (b. 1880)

1939 - [[Bernhard Gregory]] -Estonian-German chess player (b. 1879)

1942 - [[Ado Birk]] -Estonian lawyer and politician; 3rd Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1883)

1942 - [[Daniil Kharms]] -Russian poet and playwright (b. 1905)

1942 - [[Hugh D. McIntosh]] -Australian businessman (b. 1876)

1945 - [[Alfred Delp]] -German priest and philosopher (b. 1907)

1945 - [[Carl Friedrich Goerdeler]] -German economist and politician (b. 1884)

1945 - [[Johannes Popitz]] -Prussian politician (b. 1884)

1948 - [[Thomas W. Lamont]] -American banker and philanthropist (b. 1870)

1948 - [[Bevil Rudd]] -South African runner and journalist (b. 1894)

1950 - [[Constantin Carathéodory]] -Greek mathematician and academic (b. 1873)

1952 - [[Callistratus of Georgia]] -Georgian patriarch (b. 1866)

1954 - [[Hella Wuolijoki]] -Estonian-Finnish author and politician (b. 1886)

1956 - [[Charley Grapewin]] -American actor and singer (b. 1869)

1956 - [[Truxtun Hare]] -American football player and hammer thrower (b. 1878)

1956 - [[Pyotr Konchalovsky]] -Russian painter (b. 1876)

1957 - [[Grigory Landsberg]] -Russian physicist and academic (b. 1890)

1960 - [[André Alerme]] -French actor (b. 1877)

1962 - [[Shlomo Hestrin]] -Canadian-Israeli biochemist and academic (b. 1914)

1966 - [[Hacı Ömer Sabancı]] -Turkish businessman (b. 1906)

1968 - [[Tullio Serafin]] -Italian conductor and director (b. 1878)

1969 - [[Boris Karloff]] -English actor and singer (b. 1887)

1970 - [[Lawrence Gray]] -American actor and singer (b. 1898)

1970 - [[Bertrand Russell]] -English mathematician and philosopher; Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1872)

1972 - [[Natalie Clifford Barney]] -American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1876)

1973 - [[Hendrik Elias]] -Belgian academic and politician; 9th List of mayors of Ghent|Mayor of Ghent (b. 1902)

1974 - [[Imre Lakatos]] -Hungarian-English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1922)

1975 - [[Gustave Lanctot]] -Canadian historian and academic (b. 1883)

1979 - [[Sid Vicious]] -English singer and bass player (b. 1957)

1980 - [[William Howard Stein]] -American biochemist and academic; Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

1982 - [[Paul Desruisseaux]] -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1905)

1983 - [[Sam Chatmon]] -American singer and guitarist (b. 1897)

1986 - [[Gino Hernandez]] -American wrestler (b. 1957)

1987 - [[Carlos José Castilho]] -Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1927)

1987 - [[Alistair MacLean]] -Scottish-German author and screenwriter (b. 1922)

1988 - [[Marcel Bozzuffi]] -French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

1989 - [[Ondrej Nepela]] -Slovak figure skater and coach (b. 1951)

1989 - [[Arnold Nordmeyer]] -New Zealand minister and politician; 30th Minister of Finance (New Zealand)|New Zealand Minister of Finance (b. 1901)

1990 - [[Paul Ariste]] -Estonian linguist and academic (b. 1905)

1990 - [[Joe Erskine (Welsh boxer)|Joe Erskine]] -Welsh boxer (b. 1934)

1992 - [[Bert Parks]] -American actor and singer (b. 1914)

1993 - [[François Reichenbach]] -French director and screenwriter (b. 1921)

1995 - [[Thomas Hayward (tenor)|Thomas Hayward]] -American tenor and actor (b. 1917)

1995 - [[Fred Perry]] -English-Australian tennis player (b. 1909)

1995 - [[Donald Pleasence]] -English-French actor and singer (b. 1919)

1996 - [[Gene Kelly]] -American actor, singer, dancer, and director (b. 1912)

1997 - [[Erich Eliskases]] -Austrian chess player (b. 1913)

1997 - [[Sanford Meisner]] -American actor (b. 1904)

1998 - [[Haroun Tazieff]] -German-French geologist and cinematographer (b. 1914)

1999 - [[David McComb]] -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1962)

2002 - [[Paul Baloff]] -American singer-songwriter (Exodus (band)|Exodus) (b. 1960)

2002 - [[Claude Brown]] -American author (b. 1937)

2003 - [[Lou Harrison]] -American composer and educator (b. 1917)

2004 - [[Bernard McEveety]] -American film director and producer (b. 1924)

2005 - [[Birgitte Federspiel]] -Danish actress (b. 1925)

2005 - [[Max Schmeling]] -German boxer (b. 1905)

2007 - [[Vijay Arora]] -Indian actor (b. 1944)

2007 - [[Billy Henderson (American singer)|Billy Henderson]] -American singer (b. 1939)

2007 - [[Joe Hunter (musician)|Joe Hunter]] -American pianist (b. 1927)

2007 - [[Filippo Raciti]] -Italian police officer (b. 1967)

2007 - [[Masao Takemoto]] -Japanese gymnast (b. 1919)

2007 - [[Eric Von Schmidt]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1931)

2008 - [[Barry Morse]] -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1918)

2008 - [[Katoucha Niane]] -Guinean model and author (b. 1960)

2011 - [[Defne Joy Foster]] -Turkish actress (b. 1975)

2011 - [[Margaret John]] -Welsh actress (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Joyce Barkhouse]] -Canadian author (b. 1913)

2012 - [[Frederick William Danker]] -American lexicographer and scholar (b. 1920)

2012 - [[George Esper]] -American journalist and academic (b. 1932)

2012 - [[Dorothy Gilman]] -American author (b. 1923)

2012 - [[James F. Lloyd]] -American pilot and politician (b. 1922)

2013 - [[Abraham Iyambo]] -Namibian politician (b. 1961)

2013 - [[John Kerr (actor)|John Kerr]] -American actor and lawyer (b. 1931)

2013 - [[Chris Kyle]] -American soldier and sniper (b. 1974)

2013 - [[Lino Oviedo]] -Paraguayan general and politician (b. 1943)

2013 - [[Pepper Paire]] -American baseball player (b. 1924)

2014 - [[Gerd Albrecht]] -German conductor (b. 1935)

2014 - [[Tommy Aquino]] -American motorcycle racer (b. 1992)

2014 - [[Nicholas Brooks]] -English historian (b. 1941)

2014 - [[Eduardo Coutinho]] -Brazilian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1933)

2014 - [[Philip Seymour Hoffman]] -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1967)

2014 - [[Bunny Rugs]] -Jamaican singer (b. 1948)

2014 - [[Werner Husemann]] -German soldier and pilot (b. 1919)

2014 - [[Luis Raúl]] -Puerto Rican comedian and actor (b. 1962)

2015 - [[Joseph Alfidi]] -American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1949)

2015 - [[Dave Bergman]] -American baseball player (b. 1953)

2015 - [[The Jacka]] -American rapper and producer (Mob Figaz) (b. 1977)

2015 - [[Andriy Kuzmenko]] -Ukrainian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1968)

2015 - [[Molade Okoya-Thomas]] -Nigerian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1935)

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