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Day History: February-27

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Events History


380 - [[Edict of Thessalonica]] -Emperor Theodosius I, with co-emperors Gratian and Valentinian II, declare their wish that all Roman citizenship|Roman citizens convert to trinitarian Christianity.

425 - [[University of Constantinople]] -is founded by Emperor Theodosius II at the urging of his wife Aelia Eudocia.

907 - [[Khitan people|Khitan]] -chieftain, is enthroned as Emperor Taizu of Liao|Emperor Taizu, establishing the Liao dynasty in northern China.

1560 - [[Treaty of Berwick (1560)|Treaty of Berwick]] -which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Lords of the Congregation of Scotland.

1594 - [[Henry IV of France|Henry IV]] -is crowned Monarch|King of France.

1617 - [[Treaty of Stolbovo]] -ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.

1626 - [[Yuan Chonghuan]] -is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.

1700 - [[New Britain]] -is discovered.

1776 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in North Carolina breaks up a Loyalist (American Revolution)|Loyalist militia.

1782 - [[House of Commons of Great Britain]] -votes against further war in America.

1801 - [[District of Columbia Organic Act of 1801]] -Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the United States Congress|U.S. Congress.

1809 - [[Action of 27 February 1809]] -Captain Bernard Dubourdieu captures HMS Proserpine (1807)|HMS ''Proserpine''

1812 - [[Argentine War of Independence]] -Manuel Belgrano raises the Flag of Argentina in the city of Rosario, Santa Fe|Rosario for the first time.

1812 - [[Lord Byron]] -gives his first address as a member of the House of Lords, in defense of Luddite violence against Industrialism in his home county of Nottinghamshire.

1829 - [[Battle of Tarqui]] -is fought.

1844 - [[Dominican Republic]] -gains independence from Haiti.

1860 - [[Abraham Lincoln]] -makes a Cooper Union speech|speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.

1861 - [[Russian Empire|Russian]] -troops fire on a crowd in Warsaw protesting against Russian rule over Poland, killing five protesters.

1864 - [[American Civil War]] -The first Union (American Civil War)|Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate States of America|Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.

1870 - [[flag of Japan]] -is first adopted as the national flag for Japanese merchant ships.

1881 - [[First Boer War]] -The Battle of Majuba Hill takes place.

1898 - [[George I of Greece]] -survives an assassination attempt.

1900 - [[Second Boer War]] -In South Africa, British military leaders receive an unconditional notice of surrender from Boer General Piet Cronjé at the Battle of Paardeberg.

1900 - [[Labour Party (UK)|British Labour Party]] -is founded.

1900 - [[FC Bayern Munich|Fußball-Club Bayern München]] -is founded.

1902 - [[Second Boer War]] -Australian soldiers Breaker Morant|Harry 'Breaker' Morant and Peter Handcock are executed in Pretoria for Court martial of Breaker Morant|war crimes.

1921 - [[International Working Union of Socialist Parties]] -is founded in Vienna.

1922 - [[Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution]] -allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States in ''Leser v. Garnett''.

1933 - [[Reichstag fire]] -Weimar Republic|Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag (building)|Reichstag, is set on fire; Marinus van der Lubbe, a young Dutch Communist claims responsibility. The Nazis used the fire to solidify their power and eliminate the communists as political rivals.

1939 - [[United States labor law]] -The Supreme Court of the United States|U.S. Supreme Court rules that Sitdown strike|sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal.

1940 - [[Martin Kamen]] -and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14.

1942 - [[World War II]] -During the Battle of the Java Sea, an American-British-Dutch-Australian Command|Allied strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies.

1943 - [[Smith Mine disaster|Smith Mine #3]] -in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.

1943 - [[Rosenstrasse protest]] -starts in Berlin.

1951 - [[Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution]] -limiting President of the United States|Presidents to two terms, is ratified.

1955 - [[Soviet Union regional elections, 1955]] -

1961 - [[Spanish Trade Union Organisation]] -is inaugurated.

1962 - [[Vietnam Air Force]] -pilots 1962 South Vietnamese Independence Palace bombing|bomb the Independence Palace in Saigon in a failed attempt to assassinate South Vietnam President Ngô Đình Diệm.

1963 - [[Dominican Republic]] -receives its first democratically elected president, Juan Bosch, since the end of the dictatorship led by Rafael Trujillo.

1964 - [[Leaning Tower of Pisa]] -from toppling over.

1971 - [[abortion clinic]] -(the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform ''abortus provocatus|aborti provocati''.

1973 - [[American Indian Movement]] -(AIM) Wounded Knee incident|occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

1976 - [[Western Sahara]] -under the auspices of the Polisario Front declares independence as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

1986 - [[United States Senate]] -allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.

1988 - [[Sumgait pogrom]] -The Armenians|Armenian community of Sumgait in Azerbaijan is targeted in a violent massacre.

1989 - [[Venezuela]] -is rocked by the Caracazo riots.

1991 - [[Gulf War]] -U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated".

1995 - [[Zakho]] -A terrorist explosion in a market in the city of Zakho leaves about 100 dead and 150 wounded.

2002 - [[Ryanair Flight 296]] -catches fire at London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.

2002 - [[Godhra train burning]] -A Muslim mob torches a train returning from Ayodhya, killing 59 Hindu pilgrims.

2004 - [[Superferry 14|Superferry]] -by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines' worst terrorist attack kills 116.

2004 - [[John Jay Report]] -with details about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States, is released.

2007 - [[The Chinese Correction]] -The Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in ten years.

2010 - [[2010 Chile earthquake|earthquake]] -measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.

2012 - [[Astrakhan]] -Russia, collapses in a 2012 Astrakhan gas explosion|natural gas explosion, killing ten people and injuring at least 12 others.

2013 - [[2013 Kolkata market fire|fire breaks out]] -at an illegal market in Kolkata, India.

2013 - [[2013 Menznau shooting|shooting]] -at a factory in Menznau, Switzerland.

2015 - [[2015 Tyrone shooting|series of shootings]] -in Tyrone, Missouri.

Famous Birthdays


272 - [[Constantine the Great]] -Roman emperor (d. 337)

1572 - [[Francis II, Duke of Lorraine]] -(d. 1632)

1575 - [[John Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp]] -(d. 1616)

1606 - [[Laurent de La Hyre]] -French painter (d. 1656)

1630 - [[Roche Braziliano]] -Dutch pirate (d. 1671)

1667 - [[Ludwika Karolina Radziwiłł]] -Prussian-Lithuanian wife of Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine (d. 1695)

1689 - [[Pietro Gnocchi]] -Italian composer, director, historian, and geographer (d. 1775)

1691 - [[Edward Cave]] -English publisher, founded ''The Gentleman's Magazine'' (d. 1754)

1711 - [[Constantine Mavrocordatos]] -Ottoman ruler (d. 1769)

1724 - [[Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken]] -(d. 1767)

1732 - [[Jean de Dieu-Raymond de Cucé de Boisgelin]] -French cardinal (d. 1804)

1746 - [[Louis-Jérôme Gohier]] -French politician, Ministry of Justice (France)|French Minister of Justice (d. 1830)

1748 - [[Anders Erikson Sparrman]] -Swedish physician and activist (d. 1820)

1767 - [[Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure]] -French lawyer and politician, 24th Prime Minister of France (d. 1855)

1779 - [[Thomas Hazlehurst (businessman)|Thomas Hazlehurst]] -English businessman, founded Hazlehurst & Sons (d. 1842)

1789 - [[Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza]] -Chilean lawyer and politician, Ministry of National Defense (Chile)|Chilean Minister of National Defense (d. 1818)

1795 - [[José Antonio Navarro]] -American merchant and politician (d. 1871)

1807 - [[Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]] -American poet and educator (d. 1882)

1809 - [[Jean-Charles Cornay]] -French missionary and saint (d. 1837)

1812 - [[Pieter Harting]] -Dutch biologist and botanist (d. 1885)

1831 - [[Nikolai Ge]] -Russian painter (d. 1894)

1846 - [[Franz Mehring]] -German historian and politician (d. 1919)

1847 - [[Ellen Terry]] -English actress (d. 1928)

1848 - [[Hubert Parry]] -English composer and historian (d. 1918)

1850 - [[Laura E. Richards]] -American author and poet (d. 1943)

1856 - [[Mattia Battistini]] -Italian opera singer (d. 1928)

1859 - [[Bertha Pappenheim]] -Austrian-German activist and author (d. 1936)

1862 - [[Anastasios Metaxas]] -Greek target shooter and architect (d. 1937)

1863 - [[Joaquín Sorolla]] -Spanish painter (d. 1923)

1863 - [[George Herbert Mead]] -American sociologist and philosopher (d. 1930)

1864 - [[Eemil Nestor Setälä]] -Finnish linguist and politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Finland)|Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1935)

1867 - [[Irving Fisher]] -American economist and statistician (d. 1947)

1867 - [[Wilhelm Peterson-Berger]] -Swedish composer and critic (d. 1942)

1869 - [[Alice Hamilton]] -American physician and academic (d. 1970)

1870 - [[Louis Coerne]] -American composer and educator (d. 1922)

1872 - [[Alexandru Vaida-Voevod]] -Romanian politician, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1950)

1877 - [[Walter Briggs, Sr.]] -American businessman (d. 1952)

1877 - [[Adela Verne]] -English pianist and composer (d. 1952)

1878 - [[Alvan T. Fuller]] -American politician, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)

1879 - [[René Lefebvre]] -French businessman (d. 1944)

1881 - [[Sveinn Björnsson]] -Danish-Icelandic lawyer and politician, 1st President of Iceland (d. 1952)

1881 - [[L. E. J. Brouwer]] -Dutch mathematician and academic (d. 1966)

1882 - [[George Terwilliger]] -American film director and screenwriter (d. 1970)

1886 - [[Hugo Black]] -American captain, jurist, and politician (d. 1971)

1887 - [[Pyotr Nesterov]] -Russian captain, pilot, and engineer (d. 1914)

1888 - [[Roberto Assagioli]] -Italian psychiatrist and psychologist (d. 1974)

1888 - [[Earl Caddock]] -American wrestler (d. 1950)

1888 - [[Lotte Lehmann]] -German soprano (d. 1976)

1888 - [[Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr.]] -American historian and academic (d. 1965)

1890 - [[Freddie Keppard]] -American cornet player (d. 1933)

1891 - [[David Sarnoff]] -Belarusian-American journalist and businessman, founded RCA (d. 1971)

1892 - [[William Demarest]] -American actor and singer (d. 1983)

1895 - [[Miyagiyama Fukumatsu]] -Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1943)

1897 - [[Marian Anderson]] -American singer (d. 1993)

1899 - [[Charles Herbert Best]] -American-Canadian physiologist and biochemist, co-discovered Insulin (d. 1978)

1899 - [[Ian Keith]] -American actor (d. 1960)

1901 - [[Marino Marini (sculptor)|Marino Marini]] -Italian sculptor and academic (d. 1980)

1902 - [[Gene Sarazen]] -American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1999)

1902 - [[Ethelda Bleibtrey]] -American swimmer (d. 1978)

1902 - [[Lúcio Costa]] -French-Brazilian architect and engineer, designed Gustavo Capanema Palace (d. 1998)

1902 - [[John Steinbeck]] -American author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

1903 - [[Ion Irimescu]] -Romanian sculptor and illustrator (d. 2005)

1903 - [[Grethe Weiser]] -German actress and singer (d. 1970)

1903 - [[Reginald Gardiner]] -English-American actor and singer (d. 1980)

1904 - [[James T. Farrell]] -American author and poet (d. 1979)

1904 - [[Chick Fullis]] -American baseball player (d. 1946)

1904 - [[Yulii Borisovich Khariton]] -Russian physicist and academic (d. 1996)

1904 - [[André Leducq]] -French cyclist (d. 1980)

1905 - [[Franchot Tone]] -American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1968)

1907 - [[Mildred Bailey]] -American singer (d. 1951)

1907 - [[Momčilo Đujić]] -Serbian-American priest and commander (d. 1999)

1909 - [[Väinö Myllyrinne]] -Finnish giant (d. 1963)

1910 - [[Joan Bennett]] -American actress and singer (d. 1990)

1910 - [[Peter De Vries]] -American journalist and author (d. 1993)

1910 - [[Ted Horn]] -American race car driver (d. 1948)

1910 - [[Kelly Johnson (engineer)|Kelly Johnson]] -American engineer, co-founded Skunk Works (d. 1990)

1910 - [[Genrikh Kasparyan]] -Armenian chess player (d. 1995)

1912 - [[Kusumagraj]] -Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1999)

1912 - [[Lawrence Durrell]] -Indian-French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1990)

1913 - [[Paul Ricœur]] -French philosopher and academic (d. 2005)

1913 - [[Kazimierz Sabbat]] -Polish soldier and politician, President of Poland (d. 1989)

1913 - [[Irwin Shaw]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 1984)

1915 - [[Olavi Virta]] -Finnish singer (d. 1972)

1915 - [[Denis Whitaker]] -Canadian general, football player, and businessman (d. 2001)

1917 - [[John Connally]] -American lieutenant and politician, 61st United States Secretary of Treasury (d. 1993)

1921 - [[Theodore Van Kirk]] -American soldier, pilot, and navigator (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Hans Rookmaaker]] -Dutch historian, author, and scholar (d. 1977)

1923 - [[Dexter Gordon]] -American saxophonist, composer, and actor (d. 1990)

1925 - [[Samuel Dash]] -American lawyer and academic (d. 2004)

1925 - [[Hardrock Gunter]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1926 - [[David H. Hubel]] -Canadian-American neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Lynn Cartwright]] -American actress (d. 2004)

1927 - [[Peter Whittle]] -New Zealand-English mathematician and theorist

1928 - [[Alfred Hrdlicka]] -Austrian painter and sculptor (d. 2009)

1929 - [[Bella Flores]] -Filipino actress (d. 2013)

1929 - [[Jack Gibson (rugby league)|Jack Gibson]] -Australian rugby player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2008)

1929 - [[Stefan Kudelski]] -Polish engineer, invented the Nagra (d. 2013)

1929 - [[Djalma Santos]] -Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)

1930 - [[Jovan Krkobabić]] -Serbian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2014)

1930 - [[Peter Stone]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2003)

1930 - [[Paul von Ragué Schleyer]] -American chemist and academic (d. 2014)

1930 - [[Joanne Woodward]] -American actress and producer

1932 - [[Elizabeth Taylor]] -English-American actress, singer, and producer (d. 2011)

1932 - [[David Young, Baron Young of Graffham]] -English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

1933 - [[Raymond Berry]] -American football player and coach

1933 - [[Edward Lucie-Smith]] -British poet, author, and critic

1934 - [[Vincent Fourcade]] -French interior designer (d. 1992)

1934 - [[N. Scott Momaday]] -American author and academic

1934 - [[Ralph Nader]] -American lawyer and politician

1934 - [[Van Williams]] -American actor

1935 - [[Mirella Freni]] -Italian soprano and actress

1935 - [[Brian Heap]] -English biologist and academic

1935 - [[Uri Shulevitz]] -American author and illustrator

1936 - [[Ron Barassi]] -Australian footballer and coach

1936 - [[Roger Mahony]] -American cardinal

1937 - [[Barbara Babcock]] -American actress

1937 - [[Aslan Usoyan]] -Georgian-Russian mobster (d. 2013)

1938 - [[Jake Thackray]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and journalist (d. 2002)

1939 - [[Don McKinnon]] -English-New Zealand politician, 12th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand

1939 - [[Peter Revson]] -American race car driver (d. 1974)

1940 - [[Pierre Duchesne]] -Canadian politician, 28th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec

1940 - [[Howard Hesseman]] -American actor

1940 - [[Bill Hunter (actor)|Bill Hunter]] -Australian actor (d. 2011)

1941 - [[Paddy Ashdown]] -Indian-English captain and politician

1942 - [[Jimmy Burns]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1942 - [[Michel Forget]] -Canadian actor

1942 - [[Robert H. Grubbs]] -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1942 - [[Charlayne Hunter-Gault]] -American journalist

1942 - [[Klaus-Dieter Sieloff]] -German footballer (d. 2011)

1943 - [[Mary Frann]] -American actress (d. 1998)

1943 - [[Morten Lauridsen]] -American composer and conductor

1943 - [[Carlos Alberto Parreira]] -Brazilian footballer and manager

1944 - [[Ken Grimwood]] -American author (d. 2003)

1944 - [[Graeme Pollock]] -South African cricketer and coach

1944 - [[Roger Scruton]] -English philosopher and author

1945 - [[Carl Anderson (singer)|Carl Anderson]] -American singer and actor (d. 2004)

1947 - [[Alan Guth]] -American physicist and cosmologist

1947 - [[Gidon Kremer]] -Latvian violinist and conductor

1949 - [[Istvan Banyai]] -Hungarian illustrator and animator

1949 - [[Rosalinda Galli]] -Italian voice actress

1949 - [[Robert Paterson (bishop)|Robert Paterson]] -English bishop

1950 - [[Gilla (singer)|Gilla]] -Austrian singer

1950 - [[Julia Neuberger, Baroness Neuberger]] -English rabbi and politician

1950 - [[Annabel Goldie]] -Scottish lawyer and politician

1951 - [[Lee Atwater]] -American politician (d. 1991)

1951 - [[Steve Harley]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Cockney Rebel)

1951 - [[Janet Steinbeck]] -Australian swimmer

1952 - [[Stathis Psaltis]] -Greek actor

1953 - [[Gavin Esler]] -Scottish journalist and author

1953 - [[Ian Khama]] -English-Botswanan lieutenant and politician, 4th President of Botswana

1953 - [[Yolande Moreau]] -Belgian actress and director

1954 - [[JoAnn Falletta]] -American conductor

1954 - [[Neal Schon]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Journey (band)|Journey, Santana (band)|Santana, Bad English, and Hardline (band)|Hardline)

1955 - [[Peter Christopherson]] -English keyboard player, songwriter, and director (Coil (band)|Coil and Throbbing Gristle (d. 2010)

1955 - [[Lou Hirsch]] -American actor

1956 - [[Anne Veski]] -Estonian singer

1957 - [[Danny Antonucci]] -Canadian animator, producer, and screenwriter

1957 - [[Robert de Castella]] -Australian runner

1957 - [[Adrian Smith]] -English guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden, ASAP (band)|ASAP, and Psycho Motel, and Urchin (band)|Urchin)

1957 - [[Timothy Spall]] -English actor and singer

1958 - [[Naas Botha]] -South African rugby player

1958 - [[Max Crivello]] -Italian illustrator

1958 - [[Maggie Hassan]] -American lawyer and politician, 81st Governor of New Hampshire

1958 - [[Nancy Spungen]] -American murder victim, girlfriend of Sid Vicious (d. 1978)

1959 - [[Frédéric Durieux]] -French composer

1959 - [[Vardan Petrosyan]] -Armenian-French actor and screenwriter

1959 - [[Johnny Van Zant]] -American singer-songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd and Van Zant)

1960 - [[Andrés Gómez]] -Ecuadorian tennis player

1960 - [[Paul Humphreys]] -English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Listening Pool, and Onetwo (band)|Onetwo)

1960 - [[Carson Yeung]] -Hong Kong businessman

1961 - [[James Worthy]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1962 - [[Adam Baldwin]] -American actor

1962 - [[Grant Show]] -American actor

1962 - [[Robert Spencer (author)|Robert Spencer]] -American author and blogger

1963 - [[Barbara Dare]] -American porn actress

1963 - [[Cynthia Layne]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

1963 - [[Nasty Suicide]] -Finnish guitarist (Hanoi Rocks and The Suicide Twins)

1963 - [[Pär Nuder]] -Swedish politician

1964 - [[Todd Bodine]] -American race car driver

1964 - [[John Pyper-Ferguson]] -Australian-Canadian actor

1964 - [[Thomas Lange]] -German rower and physician

1964 - [[Jeffrey Pasley]] -professor of American history at the University of Missouri

1965 - [[Noah Emmerich]] -American actor

1965 - [[Pedro Chaves]] -Portuguese race car driver

1966 - [[Donal Logue]] -Canadian actor and director

1966 - [[Baltasar Kormákur]] -Icelandic actor, director, and producer

1967 - [[Volkan Konak]] -Turkish singer

1967 - [[Dănuț Lupu]] -Romanian footballer

1968 - [[Matt Stairs]] -Canadian baseball player and sportscaster

1969 - [[Stuart MacBride]] -Scottish author

1969 - [[Gareth Llewellyn]] -Welsh rugby player and coach

1970 - [[Kent Desormeaux]] -American jockey

1970 - [[Patricia Petibon]] -French coloratura soprano

1971 - [[Sara Blakely]] -American businesswoman, founded Spanx

1971 - [[Derren Brown]] -English magician and painter

1971 - [[Roman Giertych]] -Polish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland

1971 - [[Rozonda Thomas]] -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (TLC (music)|TLC)

1972 - [[Jennifer Lyon]] -American contestant on ''Survivor: Palau'' (d. 2010)

1973 - [[Peter Andre]] -English-Australian singer-songwriter and actor

1973 - [[Li Bingbing]] -Chinese actress and singer

1973 - [[Ali Tabatabaee]] -Iranian-American singer-songwriter (Zebrahead)

1973 - [[Mark Taylor (rugby player)|Mark Taylor]] -Welsh rugby player and manager

1974 - [[Julie Andrieu]] -French radio and television host

1974 - [[Colin Edwards]] -American motorcycle racer

1974 - [[Carte Goodwin]] -American lawyer and politician

1974 - [[Movlud Miraliyev]] -Uzbekistani-Azerbaijani martial artist

1975 - [[Nikita Gross]] -Czech-Russian porn actress and model

1975 - [[Prodromos Korkizoglou]] -Greek decathlete

1975 - [[Christopher B. Landon]] -American director and screenwriter

1975 - [[Eugenia Manolidou]] -Greek composer and conductor

1976 - [[Tony Gonzalez (American football)|Tony Gonzalez]] -American football player and sportscaster

1976 - [[Yukari Tamura]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1976 - [[Sergei Semak]] -Ukrainian-Russian footballer and manager

1977 - [[Ji Sung]] -South Korean actor

1977 - [[James Wan]] -Malaysian-Australian director, producer, and screenwriter

1978 - [[James Beattie (footballer)|James Beattie]] -English footballer and manager

1978 - [[Kakha Kaladze]] -Georgian footballer

1978 - [[Emelie Öhrstig]] -Swedish skier and cyclist

1980 - [[Brandon Beemer]] -American model and actor

1980 - [[Chelsea Clinton]] -American journalist and academic

1980 - [[Don Diablo]] -Dutch singer-songwriter, DJ, and producer

1980 - [[Scott Prince]] -Australian rugby player

1980 - [[Bobby V]] -American singer-songwriter (Mista (band)|Mista)

1981 - [[Will Devaughn]] -German-Filipino model and actor

1981 - [[Evi Goffin]] -Belgian singer-songwriter (Lasgo)

1981 - [[Josh Groban]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1981 - [[Cameron Ling]] -Australian footballer

1981 - [[Élodie Ouédraogo]] -Belgian sprinter

1981 - [[Alessandro Rottoli]] -Italian footballer

1982 - [[Ali Bastian]] -English actress

1982 - [[Benjamin Bradley (pornographic actor)|Benjamin Bradley]] -American porn actor

1982 - [[Amedy Coulibaly]] -French criminal (d. 2015)

1982 - [[Bruno Soares]] -Brazilian tennis player

1983 - [[Duje Draganja]] -Croatian swimmer

1983 - [[Devin Harris]] -American basketball player

1983 - [[Hayley Angel Holt]] -English actress and singer

1983 - [[Kate Mara]] -American actress

1983 - [[Mohammed Nabbous]] -Libyan journalist (d. 2011)

1983 - [[Pat Richards]] -Australian rugby league player

1983 - [[Vítězslav Veselý]] -Czech javelin thrower

1984 - [[David Noel]] -American basketball player

1984 - [[Aníbal Sánchez]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[Lotta Schelin]] -Swedish footballer

1984 - [[Antti Tuisku]] -Finnish singer

1985 - [[Diniyar Bilyaletdinov]] -Russian footballer

1985 - [[Braydon Coburn]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1985 - [[Vladislav Kulik]] -Ukrainian-Russian footballer

1986 - [[Yovani Gallardo]] -American baseball player

1986 - [[Jonathan Moreira]] -Brazilian footballer

1986 - [[Sandeep Singh]] -Indian field hockey player

1987 - [[Djaïd Kasri]] -French-Algerian footballer

1987 - [[Kristian Marmor]] -Estonian footballer

1987 - [[Sandy Paillot]] -French footballer

1987 - [[Scott Davies (footballer, born 1987)|Scott Davies]] -English footballer

1988 - [[Iain Ramsay]] -Australian footballer

1988 - [[Dustin Jeffrey]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1989 - [[David Button]] -English footballer

1989 - [[Shota Shimizu]] -Japanese singer-songwriter

1989 - [[Matt Lapinskas]] -English actor

1989 - [[Stefano Langone]] -American singer

1989 - [[Xiao Xun]] -Taiwanese singer and actress (Hey Girl (group)|Hey Girl)

1989 - [[Lloyd Rigby]] -English footballer

1990 - [[Lindsey Morgan]] -American actress

1990 - [[Megan Young]] -Filipino model and actress, Miss World 2013

1991 - [[Azeem Rafiq]] -Pakistani cricketer

1992 - [[Ty Dillon]] -American race car driver

1992 - [[Meyers Leonard]] -American basketball player

1992 - [[Ioannis Potouridis]] -Greek footballer

1992 - [[Jonjo Shelvey]] -English footballer

1992 - [[Callum Wilson (English footballer)|Callum Wilson]] -English footballer

1993 - [[Alphonse Aréola]] -French-Filipino footballer

1993 - [[Gong Seung-yeon]] -South Korean actress

1994 - [[Hou Yifan]] -Chinese chess player

1995 - [[Laura Gulbe]] -Latvian tennis player

2007 - [[Lance Lucido]] -Filipino actor

History of Deaths


640 - [[Pepin of Landen]] -Frankish politician (b. 580)

956 - [[Theophylact of Constantinople]] -(b. 917)

1659 - [[Henry Dunster]] -English-American clergyman and academic (b. 1609)

1699 - [[Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton]] -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (b. 1625)

1702 - [[Münejjim Bashi]] -Ottoman astrologer, Sufi, and historian

1706 - [[John Evelyn]] -English gardener and author (b. 1620)

1720 - [[Samuel Parris]] -English-American minister (b. 1653)

1735 - [[John Arbuthnot]] -Scottish physician and polymath (b. 1667)

1795 - [[Tanikaze Kajinosuke]] -Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1750)

1844 - [[Nicholas Biddle (banker)|Nicholas Biddle]] -American banker and politician (b. 1786)

1887 - [[Alexander Borodin]] -Russian composer and chemist (b. 1833)

1892 - [[Louis Vuitton (designer)|Louis Vuitton]] -French businessman, founded Louis Vuitton (b. 1821)

1902 - [[Peter Handcock]] -Australian lieutenant (b. 1868)

1902 - [[Breaker Morant]] -English-Australian lieutenant (b. 1864)

1921 - [[Schofield Haigh]] -English cricketer and umpire (b. 1871)

1928 - [[Jürgen Kröger]] -German architect (b. 1856)

1931 - [[Chandra Shekhar Azad]] -Indian activist (b. 1906)

1932 - [[William Southam]] -Canadian publisher (b. 1843)

1936 - [[Joshua W. Alexander]] -American judge and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1852)

1936 - [[Ivan Pavlov]] -Russian physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1849)

1937 - [[Emily Malbone Morgan]] -American saint, founded the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross (b. 1862)

1941 - [[William D. Byron]] -American politician (b. 1895)

1943 - [[Kostis Palamas]] -Greek poet and playwright (b. 1859)

1956 - [[Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar]] -Indian lawyer and politician, 1st Speaker of the Lok Sabha (b. 1888)

1964 - [[Orry-Kelly]] -Australian-American costume designer (b. 1897)

1968 - [[Frankie Lymon]] -American singer-songwriter (The Teenagers) (b. 1942)

1969 - [[Marius Barbeau]] -Canadian ethnographer and academic (b. 1883)

1972 - [[Pat Brady]] -American actor and singer (b. 1914)

1973 - [[Bill Everett]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1917)

1977 - [[John Dickson Carr]] -American author and playwright (b. 1905)

1978 - [[Vadim Salmanov]] -Russian composer (b. 1912)

1980 - [[George Tobias]] -American actor and singer (b. 1901)

1981 - [[Jacob H. Gilbert]] -American politician (b. 1920)

1985 - [[Ray Ellington]] -English singer and drummer (b. 1916)

1985 - [[Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.]] -American politician and diplomat, 3rd United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1902)

1985 - [[J. Pat O'Malley]] -English-American actor and singer (b. 1904)

1986 - [[Jacques Plante]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1929)

1987 - [[Bill Holman (cartoonist)|Bill Holman]] -American cartoonist (b. 1903)

1987 - [[Joan Greenwood]] -English actress and director (b. 1921)

1989 - [[Paul Oswald Ahnert]] -German astronomer (b. 1897)

1989 - [[Konrad Lorenz]] -Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel laureate (b. 1903)

1990 - [[Nahum Norbert Glatzer]] -Ukrainian-American scholar and theologian (b. 1903)

1990 - [[Josephine Johnson]] -American author and poet (b. 1910)

1992 - [[S. I. Hayakawa]] -Canadian-American linguist and politician (b. 1906)

1993 - [[Lillian Gish]] -American actress and director (b. 1893)

1998 - [[George H. Hitchings]] -American pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

1998 - [[J. T. Walsh]] -American actor (b. 1943)

1999 - [[Horace Tapscott]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1934)

2002 - [[Spike Milligan]] -Indian-Irish comedian, actor, and author (b. 1918)

2003 - [[John Lanchbery]] -English-Australian composer and conductor (b. 1923)

2003 - [[Fred Rogers]] -American minister and television host (b. 1928)

2004 - [[Yoshihiko Amino]] -Japanese historian and academic (b. 1928)

2004 - [[Paul Sweezy]] -American economist and journalist (b. 1910)

2006 - [[Otis Chandler]] -American publisher (b. 1927)

2006 - [[Robert Lee Scott, Jr.]] -American general and author (b. 1908)

2006 - [[Linda Smith (comedian)|Linda Smith]] -English comedian and author (b. 1958)

2007 - [[Bobby Rosengarden]] -American drummer (b. 1924)

2007 - [[Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven]] -German general (b. 1914)

2008 - [[Ivan Rebroff]] -German singer (b. 1931)

2008 - [[William F. Buckley, Jr.]] -American author and journalist, founded the ''National Review'' (b. 1925)

2008 - [[Boyd Coddington]] -American motorcycle designer (b. 1944)

2008 - [[Myron Cope]] -American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1929)

2010 - [[Nanaji Deshmukh]] -Indian educator and activist (b. 1916)

2011 - [[Frank Buckles]] -American soldier (b. 1901)

2011 - [[Necmettin Erbakan]] -Turkish engineer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1926)

2011 - [[Duke Snider]] -American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1926)

2011 - [[Gary Winick]] -American director and producer (b. 1961)

2012 - [[Vince Dantona]] -American ventriloquist (b. 1949)

2012 - [[Ma Jiyuan]] -Chinese general (b. 1921)

2012 - [[Tina Strobos]] -Dutch physician and psychiatrist (b. 1920)

2012 - [[Helga Vlahović]] -Croatian journalist and producer (b. 1945)

2013 - [[Van Cliburn]] -American pianist (b. 1934)

2013 - [[Ramon Dekkers]] -Dutch mixed martial artist and kick-boxer (b. 1969)

2013 - [[Stéphane Hessel]] -German-French diplomat and author (b. 1917)

2013 - [[Richard Street]] -American singer-songwriter (The Temptations and The Monitors (American band)|The Monitors) (b. 1942)

2013 - [[Adolfo Zaldívar]] -Chilean lawyer and politician (b. 1943)

2014 - [[Aaron Allston]] -American game designer and author (b. 1960)

2014 - [[Tim Kehoe]] -American chemist and author (b. 1970)

2014 - [[Huber Matos]] -Cuban-American activist (b. 1918)

2014 - [[Terry Rand]] -American basketball player (b. 1934)

2014 - [[Vicente T. Ximenes]] -American activist (b. 1919)

2015 - [[Richard Bakalyan]] -American actor (b. 1931)

2015 - [[Bob Benmosche]] -American businessman (b. 1944)

2015 - [[Boris Nemtsov]] -Russian academic and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (b. 1959)

2015 - [[Leonard Nimoy]] -American actor, singer, and director (b. 1931)

2015 - [[Julio César Strassera]] -Argentinian lawyer and jurist (b. 1933)

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