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Day History: February-25

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Events History


138 - [[Roman emperor]] -Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor.

493 - [[Odoacer]] -surrenders Ravenna after a 3-year siege and agrees to a mediated peace with Theoderic the Great.

628 - [[Khosrau II]] -is overthrown by his son Kavadh II.

1336 - [[Pilėnai]] -commit mass suicide rather than be taken captive by the Teutonic Knights.

1631 - [[François de Bassompierre]] -a French courtier, is arrested on Cardinal Richelieu|Richelieu's orders.

1797 - [[William Tate (soldier)|William Tate]] -and his force of 1000–1500 soldiers surrender after the Battle of Fishguard|Last invasion of Britain.

1821 - [[Greek War of Independence]] -Alexander Ypsilantis issues a proclamation at Iași, announcing that he had "the support of a great power" (i.e. Russia).

1831 - [[Battle of Olszynka Grochowska]] -part of Polish November Uprising against Russian Empire.

1836 - [[Samuel Colt]] -is granted a United States patent for the Colt Firearms|Colt revolver.

1843 - [[Lord George Paulet]] -occupies the Kingdom of Hawaii in the name of Great Britain in the Paulet Affair (1843).

1848 - [[French Revolution of 1848|revolutionary]] -France, by Louis Blanc's motion, guarantees workers' rights.

1856 - [[Congress of Paris (1856)|Peace conference]] -opens in Paris after the Crimean War.

1866 - [[Calaveras County, California]] -discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull - human remains that supposedly indicated that man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.

1870 - [[Hiram Rhodes Revels]] -a Republican Party (United States)|Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the United States Congress|U.S. Congress.

1875 - [[Guangxu Emperor]] -of Qing dynasty China begins his reign, under Empress Dowager Cixi's regency.

1901 - [[J. P. Morgan]] -incorporates the U.S. Steel|United States Steel Corporation.

1912 - [[Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg|Marie-Adélaïde]] -the eldest of six daughters of Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg|Guillaume IV, becomes the first reigning Grand Duke of Luxembourg|Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.

1916 - [[World War I]] -The Germans capture Fort Douaumont during the Battle of Verdun.

1919 - [[Oregon]] -places a one cent per U.S. gallon gasoline tax|tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.

1921 - [[Tbilisi]] -capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is Soviet invasion of Georgia|occupied by Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic|Bolshevist Russia.

1928 - [[Charles Jenkins Laboratories]] -of Washington, D.C. becomes the first holder of a broadcast license for television from the Federal Radio Commission.

1932 - [[Adolf Hitler]] -obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.

1933 - [[aircraft carrier]] -

1941 - [[February strike]] -In Netherlands in World War II#German occupation|occupied Amsterdam, a general strike is declared in response to increasing anti-Jewish measures instituted by the Nazis.

1945 - [[World War II]] -Turkey declares war on Germany.

1947 - [[Prussia]] -ceases to exist.

1948 - [[Communist Party of Czechoslovakia|Communist Party]] -1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état|takes control of government in Czechoslovakia and the period of the Czechoslovak Republic (1945–48)|Third Republic ends.

1951 - [[Pan American Games]] -are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1954 - [[Gamal Abdel Nasser]] -is made premier of Egypt.

1956 - [[On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences]] -', Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.

1964 - [[North Korea]] -Prime Minister Kim Il-sung calls for the removal of Feudalism|feudalistic land ownership aimed at turning all cooperative farms into state-run ones.

1964 - [[Vandenberg AFB Space Launch Complex 4|Point Arguello]] -(LC-2-3) in California and from Cape Kennedy in Florida.

1968 - [[Vietnam War]] -One hundred thirty-five unarmed citizens of Hà My village in South Vietnam's Quảng Nam Province are killed and buried ''en masse'' by Republic of Korea Marine Corps|South Korean troops in what would come to be known as the Hà My massacre.

1971 - [[Pickering Nuclear Generating Station]] -the first commercial nuclear power station in Canada, goes online.

1980 - [[Suriname]] -is 1980 Surinamese coup d'état|overthrown by a military coup led by Dési Bouterse.

1986 - [[People Power Revolution]] -President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the Philippines' first woman president.

1987 - [[Southern Methodist University]] -s football program is the first college football program to receive the death penalty (NCAA)|death penalty by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions. It was revealed that athletic officials and school administrators had knowledge of a "slush fund" used to make illegal payments to the school's football players as far back as 1981.

1991 - [[Gulf War]] -An Iraqi scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 28 United States Army Reserve|U.S. Army Reservists from Pennsylvania.

1991 - [[Warsaw Pact]] -is declared disbanded.

1992 - [[Khojaly massacre]] -About 613 civilians are killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.

1994 - [[Mosque of Abraham massacre]] -In the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron, Baruch Goldstein opens fire with an automatic rifle, killing 29 Palestinian people|Palestinian worshippers and injuring 125 more before being subdued and beaten to death by survivors.

1997 - [[Yi Han-yong]] -a North Korean defector, was murdered by unidentified assailants in Bundang, South Korea.

2009 - [[Border Guards Bangladesh|Bangladesh Rifles]] -Bangladesh Rifles revolt|mutiny at their headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh, resulting in 74 deaths, including more than 50 army officials.

2015 - [[2015 Afghanistan avalanches|avalanches]] -in northeastern Afghanistan.

Famous Birthdays


1337 - [[Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg]] -(d. 1383)

1552 - [[Magdalene of Lippe]] -(d. 1587)

1591 - [[Friedrich Spee]] -German poet and author (d. 1635)

1643 - [[Ahmed II]] -Ottoman sultan (d. 1695)

1644 - [[Thomas Newcomen]] -English inventor, ironmonger and Baptist lay preacher (d. 1729)

1651 - [[Johann Philipp Krieger]] -German organist and composer (d. 1725)

1663 - [[Peter Anthony Motteux]] -French-English author, playwright, and translator (d. 1718)

1670 - [[Maria Margarethe Kirch]] -German astronomer (d. 1720)

1682 - [[Giovanni Battista Morgagni]] -Italian anatomist and pathologist (d. 1771)

1692 - [[Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz]] -German author and adventurer (d. 1775)

1707 - [[Carlo Goldoni]] -Italian playwright and composer (d. 1793)

1708 - [[Felix Benda]] -Bohemian organist and composer (d. 1768)

1714 - [[René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou]] -French lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 1792)

1714 - [[Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet]] -English admiral (d. 1782)

1725 - [[Karl Wilhelm Ramler]] -German poet and educator (d. 1798)

1727 - [[Armand-Louis Couperin]] -French organist and composer (d. 1789)

1728 - [[John Wood, the Younger]] -English architect, designed the Royal Crescent (d. 1782)

1737 - [[August Wilhelm Hupel]] -German-Estonian linguist and publicist (d. 1819)

1752 - [[John Graves Simcoe]] -English-Canadian general and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)

1755 - [[François René Mallarmé]] -French lawyer and politician (d. 1835)

1778 - [[José de San Martín]] -Argentinian general and politician, 1st President of Peru (d. 1850)

1812 - [[Carl Christian Hall]] -Danish politician, 6th List of Prime Ministers of Denmark|Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1888)

1816 - [[Giovanni Morelli]] -Italian historian and critic (d. 1891)

1833 - [[John St. John (Governor of Kansas)|John St. John]] -American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Kansas (d. 1916)

1841 - [[Pierre-Auguste Renoir]] -French painter and sculptor (d. 1919)

1842 - [[Karl May]] -German author, poet, and playwright (d. 1912)

1845 - [[George Reid (Australian politician)|George Reid]] -Scottish-Australian lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1918)

1855 - [[George Bonnor]] -Australian cricketer (d. 1912)

1855 - [[Cesário Verde]] -Portuguese poet and author (d. 1886)

1856 - [[Karl Gotthard Lamprecht]] -German historian and academic (d. 1915)

1856 - [[Mathias Zdarsky]] -Czech-Austrian skier, painter, and sculptor (d. 1940)

1857 - [[Robert Bond]] -Canadian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Newfoundland (d. 1927)

1860 - [[William Ashley (economic historian)|William Ashley]] -English historian and academic (d. 1927)

1861 - [[Rudolf Steiner]] -Austrian philosopher and educator (d. 1925)

1865 - [[Andranik]] -Armenian general (d. 1927)

1866 - [[Benedetto Croce]] -Italian philosopher and politician (d. 1952)

1869 - [[Phoebus Levene]] -Russian-American biochemist and physician (d. 1940)

1871 - [[Lesya Ukrainka]] -Ukrainian-Georgian poet and playwright (d. 1913)

1873 - [[Enrico Caruso]] -Italian-American tenor and actor (d. 1921)

1877 - [[Erich von Hornbostel]] -Austrian musicologist and scholar (d. 1935)

1881 - [[William Z. Foster]] -American union leader and politician (d. 1961)

1881 - [[Alexei Rykov]] -Russian politician, List of heads of government of Russia|Premier of Russia (d. 1938)

1883 - [[Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone]] -(d. 1981)

1885 - [[Princess Alice of Battenberg]] -(d. 1969)

1885 - [[Sylvia Brett]] -English wife of Charles Vyner Brooke (d. 1971)

1886 - [[Wally Hardinge]] -English cricketer and footballer (d. 1965)

1888 - [[John Foster Dulles]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 52nd United States Secretary of State (d. 1959)

1889 - [[Homer S. Ferguson]] -American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (d. 1982)

1890 - [[Myra Hess]] -English pianist and educator (d. 1965)

1894 - [[Meher Baba]] -Indian mystic and educator (d. 1969)

1895 - [[Lew Andreas]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 1984)

1897 - [[Peter Llewelyn Davies]] -English publisher (d. 1960)

1900 - [[Richard Indreko]] -Estonian archeologist and historian (d. 1961)

1901 - [[Zeppo Marx]] -American actor and agent (d. 1979)

1903 - [[King Clancy]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1986)

1905 - [[Harald Lander]] -Danish dancer and choreographer (d. 1971)

1905 - [[Perry Miller]] -American historian and author (d. 1963)

1906 - [[Domingo Ortega]] -Spanish bullfighter (d. 1988)

1906 - [[Boris Papandopulo]] -Croatian composer and conductor (d. 1991)

1907 - [[Sabahattin Ali]] -Turkish journalist, author, and poet (d. 1948)

1907 - [[Mary Chase (playwright)|Mary Chase]] -American journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1981)

1908 - [[Frank G. Slaughter]] -American physician and author (d. 2001)

1910 - [[Millicent Fenwick]] -American journalist and politician (d. 1992)

1913 - [[Jim Backus]] -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)

1913 - [[Gert Fröbe]] -German actor and singer (d. 1988)

1914 - [[John Arlott]] -English journalist and author (d. 1991)

1916 - [[Reinhard Bendix]] -German-American sociologist and academic (d. 1991)

1917 - [[Anthony Burgess]] -English author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1993)

1917 - [[Brenda Joyce (actress)|Brenda Joyce]] -American actress (d. 2009)

1918 - [[Barney Ewell]] -American runner (d. 1996)

1918 - [[Rena Kyriakou]] -Greek pianist and composer (d. 1994)

1918 - [[Bobby Riggs]] -American tennis player (d. 1995)

1919 - [[Monte Irvin]] -American baseball player

1919 - [[Karl H. Pribram]] -Austrian-American psychologist and academic (d. 2015)

1920 - [[Gérard Bessette]] -Canadian author and educator (d. 2005)

1920 - [[Philip Habib]] -American academic and diplomat (d. 1992)

1920 - [[Sun Myung Moon]] -South Korean religious leader, founded the Unification Church (d. 2012)

1921 - [[Pierre Laporte]] -Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1970)

1921 - [[Andy Pafko]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)

1922 - [[Molly Bobak]] -Canadian painter and educator (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Takeo Kajiwara]] -Japanese Go (game)|Go player (d. 2009)

1924 - [[Hugh Huxley]] -English-American biologist and academic (d. 2013)

1925 - [[Janaky Athi Nahappan]] -Malaysian captain and politician (d. 2014)

1926 - [[Eva Bergh]] -Norwegian actress (d. 2013)

1926 - [[Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda]] -Japanese-Turkish mathematician and academic (d. 2003)

1926 - [[Harvey McGregor]] -Scottish lawyer and academic (d. 2015)

1927 - [[Dick Jones (actor)|Dick Jones]] -American actor and singer (d. 2014)

1927 - [[Ralph Stanley]] -American singer and banjo player (Stanley Brothers)

1928 - [[Hushang Ebtehaj]] -Iranian poet and author

1928 - [[Paul Elvstrøm]] -Danish sailor and engineer

1928 - [[Larry Gelbart]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1928 - [[Richard G. Stern]] -American author and educator (d. 2013)

1929 - [[Christopher George]] -American actor (d. 1983)

1929 - [[Tommy Newsom]] -American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2007)

1930 - [[Wendy Beckett]] -South African-Scottish nun and historian

1932 - [[Tony Brooks]] -English race car driver

1932 - [[Faron Young]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1996)

1934 - [[Bernard Bresslaw]] -English actor and singer (d. 1993)

1934 - [[David E. Jeremiah]] -American admiral (d. 2013)

1934 - [[Tony Lema]] -American golfer (d. 1966)

1935 - [[Sally Jessy Raphael]] -American journalist and talk show host

1935 - [[Oktay Sinanoğlu]] -Turkish scientist of physical chemistry, molecular biophysics and biochemistry (d. 2015)

1937 - [[Tom Courtenay]] -English actor

1937 - [[Barbara Piasecka Johnson]] -Polish-American art collector and philanthropist (d. 2013)

1937 - [[Bob Schieffer]] -American journalist

1938 - [[Diane Baker]] -American actress and producer

1938 - [[Herb Elliott]] -Australian runner

1938 - [[Farokh Engineer]] -Indian cricketer and referee

1940 - [[Danny Cater]] -American baseball player

1940 - [[Billy Packer]] -American sportscaster and author

1940 - [[Monica Proietti]] -Canadian bank robber (d. 1967)

1940 - [[Ron Santo]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2010)

1941 - [[David Puttnam]] -English film producer and academic

1942 - [[Karen Grassle]] -American actress

1942 - [[John Saul]] -American author and playwright

1943 - [[Jack Concannon]] -American football player and actor (d. 2005)

1943 - [[George Harrison]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Beatles, The Quarrymen, Traveling Wilburys, and Plastic Ono Band) (d. 2001)

1944 - [[Matt Guokas]] -American basketball player and coach

1944 - [[François Cevert]] -French race car driver (d. 1973)

1945 - [[Elkie Brooks]] -English singer-songwriter (Vinegar Joe (band)|Vinegar Joe)

1945 - [[Herbert Léonard]] -French singer

1946 - [[Andrew Ang]] -Singaporean judge and academic

1946 - [[Jan Groth]] -Norwegian singer and keyboard player (Just 4 Fun (band)|Just 4 Fun and Aunt Mary) (d. 2014)

1946 - [[Franz Xaver Kroetz]] -German actor, director, and playwright

1946 - [[Jean Todt]] -French businessman

1946 - [[Pete Wernick]] -American banjo player (Hot Rize)

1947 - [[Giuseppe Betori]] -Italian cardinal

1947 - [[Lee Evans (runner)|Lee Evans]] -American runner and coach

1947 - [[Richard French (Canadian politician)|Richard French]] -Canadian businessman and politician

1947 - [[Marc Sautet]] -French philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1998)

1947 - [[Doug Yule]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Velvet Underground and American Flyer (band)|American Flyer)

1948 - [[Aldo Busi]] -Italian author and translator

1948 - [[Danny Denzongpa]] -Indian actor and singer

1949 - [[Esmeray]] -Turkish singer (d. 2002)

1949 - [[Ric Flair]] -American wrestler, manager, and trainer

1949 - [[Jack Handey]] -American author and screenwriter

1949 - [[Amin Maalouf]] -Lebanese-French journalist and author

1950 - [[Francisco Fernández Ochoa]] -Spanish skier (d. 2006)

1950 - [[Neil Jordan]] -Irish director, screenwriter, and author

1950 - [[Néstor Kirchner]] -Argentinian lawyer and politician, 51st President of Argentina (d. 2010)

1950 - [[Mick Miller (comedian)|Mick Miller]] -English comedian and actor

1950 - [[Emitt Rhodes]] -American singer-songwriter (The Merry-Go-Round)

1950 - [[Jaak Tamm]] -Estonian politician (d. 1999)

1951 - [[James Brown (sportscaster)|James Brown]] -American journalist and sportscaster

1951 - [[César Cedeño]] -Dominican baseball player and coach

1951 - [[Don Quarrie]] -Jamaican runner and coach

1952 - [[Jerry Chamberlain]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Daniel Amos and The Swirling Eddies)

1952 - [[Joey Dunlop]] -Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)

1953 - [[José María Aznar]] -Spanish academic and politician, Prime Minister of Spain

1953 - [[Kim Yeong-cheol (actor)|Kim Yeong-cheol]] -South Korean actor

1954 - [[John Doe (musician)|John Doe]] -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (X (American band)|X, The Flesh Eaters (band)|The Flesh Eaters, and The Knitters)

1954 - [[Gerardo Pelusso]] -Uruguayan footballer and manager

1955 - [[Rodger McFarlane]] -American soldier, therapist, and activist (d. 2009)

1955 - [[Camille Thériault]] -Canadian politician, 29th Premier of New Brunswick

1957 - [[Chuck Strahl]] -Canadian businessman and politician, 28th Minister of Transport (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Transport

1957 - [[Martin Zobel]] -Estonian ecologist and academic

1958 - [[Jeff Fisher]] -American football player and coach

1958 - [[Kevin Gray (actor)|Kevin Gray]] -American actor and educator (d. 2013)

1958 - [[Kurt Rambis]] -American basketball player and coach

1959 - [[Aleksei Balabanov]] -Russian director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1959 - [[Renee Borges]] -Indian ecologist and academic

1959 - [[Carl Marotte]] -Canadian actor

1959 - [[Mike Peters (musician)|Mike Peters]] -Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Alarm and Big Country)

1960 - [[Stefan Blöcher]] -German field hockey player and golfer

1961 - [[Davey Allison]] -American race car driver (d. 1993)

1961 - [[Todd Blackledge]] -American football player and sportscaster

1962 - [[Birgit Fischer]] -German canoe racer

1962 - [[John Lanchester]] -German-English journalist and author

1962 - [[Faron Moller]] -Canadian-English computer scientist and academic

1962 - [[Foster Sylvers]] -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (The Sylvers)

1963 - [[Joseph E. Duncan III]] -American serial killer and sex offender

1963 - [[Paul O'Neill (baseball)|Paul O'Neill]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1963 - [[Doug Stahl]] -American wrestler

1964 - [[Lee Evans (comedian)|Lee Evans]] -English comedian and actor

1964 - [[Don Majkowski]] -American football player and sportscaster

1964 - [[Don Topley]] -English cricketer

1965 - [[Brian Baker (musician)|Brian Baker]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Junkyard (band)|Junkyard, and Dag Nasty)

1965 - [[Maricel Soriano]] -Filipino actress, singer, and dancer

1965 - [[Carrot Top]] -American comedian and actor

1965 - [[Veronica Webb]] -American model and actress

1966 - [[Alexis Denisof]] -American actor

1966 - [[Andrew Feldman, Baron Feldman of Elstree]] -English lawyer and businessman

1966 - [[Samson Kitur]] -Kenyan runner (d. 2003)

1966 - [[Téa Leoni]] -American actress and producer

1966 - [[Nancy O'Dell]] -American journalist

1966 - [[Sam Phillips (model)|Sam Phillips]] -American model, actress, producer, and radio host

1967 - [[Ed Balls]] -English politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

1967 - [[Jonathan Freedland]] -English journalist and author

1968 - [[Evridiki]] -Cypriot singer

1968 - [[Sandrine Kiberlain]] -French actress and singer

1969 - [[Paul Trimboli]] -Australian footballer and manager

1970 - [[Julie Hesmondhalgh]] -English actress

1970 - [[Maricel Laxa]] -Filipino actress

1971 - [[Sean Astin]] -American actor, director, and producer

1971 - [[Dave Harris]] -American radio host and songwriter

1971 - [[Sean O'Haire]] -American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kick-boxer (d. 2014)

1971 - [[Daniel Powter]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist

1972 - [[Jason Byrne (comedian)|Jason Byrne]] -Irish comedian and radio host

1972 - [[Jaak Mae]] -Estonian skier

1973 - [[Julio Iglesias, Jr.]] -Spanish singer and actor

1973 - [[Anson Mount]] -American actor and producer

1973 - [[Normann Stadler]] -German triathlete

1974 - [[Divya Bharti]] -Indian actress (d. 1993)

1974 - [[Dominic Raab]] -English lawyer and politician

1974 - [[Kevin Skinner]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1975 - [[Mandingo (actor)|Mandingo]] -American porn actor, director, and producer

1975 - [[Chiemi Chiba]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1975 - [[Chelsea Handler]] -American comedian, actress, author, and talk show host

1975 - [[Naga Munchetty]] -English journalist

1975 - [[Dmitri Suur]] -Russian-Estonian ice hockey player

1976 - [[Rashida Jones]] -American actress, singer, and screenwriter

1976 - [[Samaki Walker]] -American basketball player

1977 - [[Niña Corpuz]] -Filipino journalist

1977 - [[Sarah Jezebel Deva]] -English singer-songwriter (Angtoria, Cradle of Filth, and Mystic Circle)

1977 - [[Josh Wolff]] -American soccer player and manager

1978 - [[Maian Kärmas]] -Estonian singer-songwriter and journalist

1979 - [[Jennifer Ferrin]] -American actress

1979 - [[David Hoflin]] -Swedish-Australian actor

1980 - [[Antonio Burks]] -American basketball player

1980 - [[Christy Knowings]] -American actress

1981 - [[Park Ji-sung]] -South Korean footballer

1981 - [[Shahid Kapoor]] -Indian actor and dancer

1981 - [[Jamie Lynn (actress)|Jamie Lynn]] -American porn actress

1981 - [[Viet and Duc Nguyen|Duc Nguyen]] -Vietnamese conjoined twin

1981 - [[Viet and Duc Nguyen|Viet Nguyen]] -Vietnamese conjoined twin (d. 2007)

1982 - [[Chris Baird]] -Irish footballer

1982 - [[Kimberly Caldwell]] -American singer and actress

1982 - [[Han Ga-in]] -South Korean actress

1982 - [[Maria Kanellis]] -American wrestler, actress, and singer

1982 - [[Bert McCracken]] -American singer-songwriter (The Used)

1982 - [[Flavia Pennetta]] -Italian tennis player

1982 - [[Jack Venice]] -American porn actor

1982 - [[Anton Volchenkov]] -Russian ice hockey player

1982 - [[Tara Wilson (actress)|Tara Wilson]] -Canadian actress

1983 - [[Eduardo da Silva]] -Brazilian footballer

1983 - [[Steven Lewington]] -English wrestler

1984 - [[Lovefoxxx]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter (CSS (band)|CSS)

1984 - [[Logan Leistikow]] -American director and producer

1984 - [[Craig Mackail-Smith]] -Scottish footballer

1984 - [[Wakana Matsumoto]] -Japanese actress

1984 - [[João Pereira (Portuguese footballer)|João Pereira]] -Portuguese footballer

1984 - [[Dane Swan]] -Australian footballer

1985 - [[Benji Marshall]] -New Zealand rugby player

1985 - [[Joakim Noah]] -American basketball player

1986 - [[Justin Berfield]] -American actor and producer

1986 - [[Jameela Jamil]] -English television presenter, radio presenter and model

1986 - [[James and Oliver Phelps|James Phelps]] -English actor

1986 - [[James and Oliver Phelps|Oliver Phelps]] -English actor

1986 - [[Danny Saucedo]] -Swedish singer-songwriter (E.M.D.)

1986 - [[James Starks]] -American football player

1987 - [[Justin Abdelkader]] -American ice hockey player

1987 - [[Eva Avila]] -Canadian singer-songwriter

1987 - [[Marla Boyd]] -Filipino actress

1987 - [[Mevlüt Erdinç]] -Turkish footballer

1987 - [[Adrián López Rodríguez]] -Spanish footballer

1987 - [[Andrew Poje]] -Canadian figure skater

1987 - [[Jai Reyes]] -Filipino basketball player

1988 - [[Luca Di Matteo]] -Italian footballer

1988 - [[Sören Ludolph]] -German runner

1988 - [[Jimmy Monaghan]] -American-Irish singer-songwriter and pianist (Music for Dead Birds)

1988 - [[Mehmet Uslu]] -Turkish footballer

1989 - [[Jimmer Fredette]] -American basketball player

1989 - [[Kana Hanazawa]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1989 - [[E'Twaun Moore]] -American basketball player

1990 - [[Alejandra Andreu]] -Spanish model, Miss International 2008

1990 - [[Jairo Araujo]] -Mexican footballer

1990 - [[Jefferson Alves Oliveira]] -Brazilian footballer

1990 - [[Marianna Zachariadi]] -Greek pole vaulter (d. 2013)

1991 - [[Gerran Howell]] -Welsh-English actor

1991 - [[Dominika Kaňáková]] -Czech tennis player

1991 - [[Tony Oller]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (MKTO)

1992 - [[Max Aaron]] -American figure skater

1993 - [[Mohammed Milon]] -Bangladeshi archer

1994 - [[Eugenie Bouchard]] -Canadian tennis player

1997 - [[Isabelle Fuhrman]] -American actress

History of Deaths


805 - [[Emperor Dezong of Tang|De Zong]] -Chinese emperor (b. 742)

1246 - [[Dafydd ap Llywelyn]] -Welsh king (b. 1212)

1495 - [[Sultan Cem]] -Ottoman politician (b. 1459)

1522 - [[William Lily (grammarian)|William Lily]] -English scholar and educator (b. 1468)

1536 - [[Berchtold Haller]] -German-Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1492)

1553 - [[Hirate Masahide]] -Japanese samurai (b. 1492)

1558 - [[Eleanor of Austria]] -(b. 1498)

1601 - [[Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex]] -English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1566)

1634 - [[Albrecht von Wallenstein]] -Austrian general and politician (b. 1583)

1643 - [[Marco da Gagliano]] -Italian composer (b. 1582)

1655 - [[Daniel Heinsius]] -Flemish poet and scholar (b. 1580)

1682 - [[Alessandro Stradella]] -Italian composer (b. 1639)

1710 - [[Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut]] -French soldier and explorer (b. 1639)

1713 - [[Frederick I of Prussia]] -(b. 1657)

1715 - [[Pu Songling]] -Chinese author (b. 1640)

1723 - [[Christopher Wren]] -English architect, designed St Paul's Cathedral (b. 1632)

1756 - [[Eliza Haywood]] -English actress and poet (b. 1693)

1796 - [[Samuel Seabury (bishop)|Samuel Seabury]] -American bishop (b. 1729)

1798 - [[Louis Jules Mancini Mazarini]] -French poet and diplomat (b. 1716)

1805 - [[Thomas Pownall]] -English politician, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (b. 1722)

1815 - [[Stanoje Glavaš]] -Serbian soldier (b. 1763)

1819 - [[Francisco Manoel de Nascimento]] -Portuguese-French poet and educator (b. 1734)

1822 - [[William Pinkney]] -American politician and diplomat, 7th United States Attorney General (b. 1764)

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

1841 - [[Philip Pendleton Barbour]] -American lawyer, judge, and politician, 12th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1783)

1850 - [[Daoguang Emperor]] -of China (b. 1782)

1852 - [[Thomas Moore]] -Irish-English singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1779)

1860 - [[Chauncey Allen Goodrich]] -American clergyman, lexicographer, and educator (b. 1790)

1864 - [[Anna Harrison]] -American wife of William Henry Harrison, 9th List of First Ladies of the United States|First Lady of the United States (b. 1775)

1865 - [[Otto Ludwig (writer)|Otto Ludwig]] -German author, playwright, and critic (b. 1813)

1870 - [[Henrik Hertz]] -Danish poet and playwright (b. 1797)

1877 - [[Jung Bahadur Rana]] -Nepalese ruler (b. 1816)

1878 - [[Townsend Harris]] -American merchant, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (b. 1804)

1888 - [[Josif Pančić]] -Croatian-Serbian botanist and academic (b. 1814)

1894 - [[Steele MacKaye]] -American actor and playwright (b. 1842)

1899 - [[Paul Reuter]] -German-English journalist (b. 1816)

1906 - [[Anton Arensky]] -Russian pianist and composer (b. 1861)

1910 - [[Worthington Whittredge]] -American painter and educator (b. 1820)

1911 - [[Friedrich Spielhagen]] -German author, theorist, and translator (b. 1829)

1912 - [[William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg]] -(b. 1852)

1914 - [[John Tenniel]] -English illustrator (b. 1820)

1915 - [[Charles Edwin Bessey]] -American botanist, author, and academic (b. 1845)

1916 - [[David Bowman (Australian politician)|David Bowman]] -Australian politician (b. 1860)

1919 - [[Josef Christiaens]] -Belgian race car driver and engineer (b. 1879)

1920 - [[Marcel-Auguste Dieulafoy]] -French archaeologist and engineer (b. 1844)

1922 - [[Henri Désiré Landru]] -French serial killer (b. 1869)

1928 - [[William O'Brien]] -Irish journalist and politician (b. 1852)

1934 - [[Elizabeth Gertrude Britton]] -American botanist and academic (b. 1857)

1934 - [[John McGraw]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1873)

1940 - [[Mary Mills Patrick]] -American author and academic (b. 1850)

1945 - [[Mário de Andrade]] -Brazilian author, poet, and photographer (b. 1893)

1950 - [[George Minot]] -American physician and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)

1953 - [[Sergei Winogradsky]] -Ukrainian-Russian microbiologist and ecologist (b. 1856)

1954 - [[Auguste Perret]] -French architect, designed the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (b. 1874)

1957 - [[Mark Aldanov]] -Russian author and critic (b. 1888)

1957 - [[Bugs Moran]] -American gangster (b. 1893)

1963 - [[Melville J. Herskovits]] -American anthropologist and academic (b. 1895)

1964 - [[Alexander Archipenko]] -Ukrainian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1887)

1964 - [[Maurice Farman]] -French race car driver and pilot (b. 1877)

1964 - [[Hinrich Lohse]] -German politician (b. 1896)

1964 - [[Grace Metalious]] -American author (b. 1924)

1964 - [[Kenneth Lee Spencer]] -American actor and singer (b. 1913)

1966 - [[James D. Norris]] -American businessman (b. 1906)

1970 - [[Mark Rothko]] -Latvian-American painter and academic (b. 1903)

1971 - [[Theodor Svedberg]] -Swedish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)

1975 - [[Elijah Muhammad]] -American religious leader (b. 1897)

1975 - [[Georg Olden (graphic designer)|Georg Olden]] -African-American graphic designer (b. 1920)

1978 - [[Daniel James, Jr.]] -American general and pilot (b. 1920)

1980 - [[Robert Hayden]] -American poet and academic (b. 1913)

1983 - [[Tennessee Williams]] -American playwright and author (b. 1911)

1983 - [[John Cowles, Sr.]] -American publisher, founded the Cowles Media Company (b. 1898)

1987 - [[James Coco]] -American actor and singer (b. 1930)

1991 - [[André Turp]] -Canadian tenor (b. 1925)

1993 - [[Eddie Constantine]] -American-French actor and singer (b. 1917)

1993 - [[Mary Walter]] -Filipino actress (b. 1912)

1994 - [[Baruch Goldstein]] -American-Israeli physician and murderer (b. 1956)

1994 - [[Jersey Joe Walcott]] -American boxer and police officer (b. 1914)

1996 - [[Haing S. Ngor]] -Cambodian-American actor, physician, and author (b. 1940)

1996 - [[Vehbi Koç]] -Turkish businessman and philanthropist (b. 1901)

1997 - [[Cal Abrams]] -American baseball player (b. 1924)

1997 - [[Andrei Sinyavsky]] -Russian journalist and publisher (b. 1925)

1998 - [[Celestine Tate Harrington]] -American keyboard player (b. 1956)

1998 - [[W. O. Mitchell]] -Canadian author and playwright (b. 1914)

1999 - [[Margaret Meagher]] -Canadian diplomat (b. 1911)

1999 - [[Glenn T. Seaborg]] -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)

2000 - [[Luce Maced]] -French super-centenarian (b. 1886)

2001 - [[A. R. Ammons]] -American poet and critic (b. 1926)

2001 - [[Donald Bradman]] -Australian cricketer (b. 1908)

2001 - [[Norbert Glanzberg]] -Polish-French composer (b. 1910)

2001 - [[Sigurd Raschèr]] -German-American saxophonist (b. 1907)

2003 - [[Tom O'Higgins]] -Irish judge and politician, 6th Chief Justice of Ireland (b. 1916)

2003 - [[Alberto Sordi]] -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1920)

2004 - [[Albert Chartier]] -Canadian illustrator (b. 1912)

2004 - [[Donald Hings]] -English-Canadian inventor, invented the Walkie-talkie (b. 1907)

2005 - [[Peter Benenson]] -English lawyer, founded Amnesty International (b. 1921)

2005 - [[Ben Bowen]] -American brain cancer victim (b. 2002)

2005 - [[Edward Patten]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Gladys Knight & the Pips) (b. 1939)

2006 - [[Thomas Koppel]] -Danish pianist and composer (The Savage Rose) (b. 1944)

2006 - [[Darren McGavin]] -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1922)

2007 - [[William Anderson (naval officer)|William Anderson]] -American commander and politician (b. 1921)

2007 - [[Mark Spoelstra]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)

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

2008 - [[Ashley Cooper (racing driver)|Ashley Cooper]] -Australian race car driver (b. 1980)

2008 - [[Hans Raj Khanna]] -Indian lawyer, judge, and politician, Ministry of Law and Justice (India)|Indian Minister of Law and Justice (b. 1912)

2008 - [[Static Major]] -American rapper and producer (Playa (band)|Playa) (b. 1974)

2009 - [[Philip José Farmer]] -American author (b. 1918)

2010 - [[İhsan Doğramacı]] -Turkish pediatrician and academic (b. 1915)

2011 - [[Nikos Alexiou]] -Greek painter and set designer (b. 1960)

2012 - [[Lynn Compton]] -American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (b. 1921)

2012 - [[Red Holloway]] -American saxophonist (b. 1927)

2012 - [[Erland Josephson]] -Swedish actor and director (b. 1923)

2012 - [[Louisiana Red]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)

2012 - [[Martha Stewart (actress)|Martha Stewart]] -American actress and singer (b. 1922)

2013 - [[Abdelhamid Abou Zeid]] -Algerian terrorist (b. 1965)

2013 - [[Stewart "Dirk" Fischer]] -American trumpet player and composer (b. 1924)

2013 - [[C. Everett Koop]] -American surgeon and admiral, 13th Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1916)

2013 - [[Ray O'Connor]] -Australian soldier and politician, 22nd Premier of Western Australia (b. 1926)

2013 - [[Dan Toler]] -American guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band and Gregg Allman Band) (b. 1948)

2014 - [[Angèle Arsenault]] -Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1943)

2014 - [[Mário Coluna]] -Portuguese footballer (b. 1935)

2014 - [[Paco de Lucía]] -Spanish guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1947)

2014 - [[Quentin Elias]] -French-American singer and actor (Alliage (band)|Alliage) (b. 1974)

2014 - [[Jim Lange]] -American game show host (b. 1932)

2014 - [[Chokwe Lumumba]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1947)

2015 - [[Harve Bennett]] -American film and television producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)

2015 - [[Marie Cathcart, Countess Cathcart]] -(b. 1923)

2015 - [[Eugenie Clark]] -American biologist and academic (b. 1922)

2015 - [[Terry Gill]] -English-Australian actor (b. 1939)

2015 - [[A. Vincent]] -Indian director and cinematographer (b. 1928)

2015 - [[Victor Watson]] -English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1928)

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