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Day History: February-28

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Events History


202 - [[Emperor Gaozu of Han]] -takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han dynasty's rule over China.

628 - [[Khosrau II]] -is executed by Mihr Hormozd under the orders of Kavadh II.

870 - [[Fourth Council of Constantinople (Roman Catholic)|Fourth Council of Constantinople]] -closes.

1246 - [[Siege of Jaén (1245–46)|Siege of Jaén]] -ends in the context of the Spanish Reconquista resulting in the Castilian takeover of the city from the Taifa of Jaen.

1525 - [[Aztec]] -king Cuauhtémoc is executed by Hernán Cortés's forces.

1638 - [[National Covenant]] -is signed in Edinburgh.

1700 - [[March 1]] -in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.

1710 - [[Battle of Helsingborg]] -14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock. This is the last time Swedish and Danish troops meet on Swedish soil.

1784 - [[John Wesley]] -charters the Methodism|Methodist Church.

1811 - [[Cry of Asencio]] -', beginning of the Uruguayan War of Independence

1827 - [[Baltimore and Ohio Railroad]] -is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.

1838 - [[Robert Nelson (insurrectionist)|Robert Nelson]] -leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today Quebec)

1844 - [[Potomac River]] -cruise, killing eight people, including two United States Cabinet members.

1847 - [[Battle of the Sacramento River]] -during the Mexican–American War is a decisive victory for the United States leading to the capture of Chihuahua City|Chihuahua.

1849 - [[steamboat]] -service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the {{SS|California|1848|6}} in San Francisco Bay, four months 22 days after leaving New York Harbor.

1867 - [[Holy See–United States relations]] -are ended by a United States Congress|Congressional ban on federal funding of diplomacy|diplomatic Diplomatic rank#Multilateral diplomacy|envoys to the Vatican and are not restored until January 10, 1984.

1870 - [[Bulgarian Exarchate]] -is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.

1874 - [[perjury]] -for Tichborne case|attempting to assume the identity of the heir to the Tichborne baronets|Tichborne baronetcy.

1883 - [[vaudeville]] -theater opens in Boston

1885 - [[American Telephone and Telegraph Company]] -is incorporated in New York as the subsidiary of American Bell Telephone. (American Bell would later merge with its subsidiary.)

1893 - [[Indiana-class battleship|her class]] -and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched.

1897 - [[Ranavalona III]] -the last monarch of Madagascar, is deposed by a French military force.

1900 - [[Second Boer War]] -The 118-day "Siege of Ladysmith" is lifted.

1914 - [[Autonomous Republic of Northern Epirus]] -is proclaimed in Gjirokastër, by the Greeks living in southern Albania.

1922 - [[protectorate]] -over Egypt through a Unilateral Declaration of Egyptian Independence|Unilateral Declaration of Independence.

1925 - [[1925 Charlevoix–Kamouraska earthquake|Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake]] -strikes northeastern North America.

1928 - [[C. V. Raman]] -discovers Raman scattering.

1933 - [[Gleichschaltung]] -': The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in Germany a day after the Reichstag fire.

1935 - [[DuPont]] -scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon.

1939 - [[dord]] -is discovered in the ''Webster's Dictionary|Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition'', prompting an investigation.

1940 - [[Basketball]] -is Broadcasting of sports events|televised for the first time (Fordham Rams|Fordham University vs. the Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball|University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).

1942 - [[Battle of Sunda Strait]] -with 693 crew members killed, along with {{HMAS|Perth|D29|6}} which lost 375 men.

1947 - [[228 Incident]] -In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of an estimated 30,000 civilians.

1948 - [[Gold Coast (British colony)|Gold Coast]] -when a British police officer opens fire on a march of ex-servicemen, killing three of them and sparking 1948 Accra Riots|major riots in Accra.

1953 - [[James Watson]] -and Francis Crick announce to friends that they have determined the chemical structure of DNA; the formal announcement takes place on April 25 following publication in April's ''Nature (journal)|Nature'' (pub. April 2).

1954 - [[color television]] -sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.

1958 - [[Floyd County, Kentucky]] -hits a wrecker truck and plunges down an embankment into the rain-swollen Levisa Fork river. The driver and 26 children die in what remains Prestonsburg, Kentucky bus disaster|one of the worst school bus accidents in U.S. history.

1959 - [[Discoverer 1]] -', an American spy satellite that is the first object intended to achieve a polar orbit, is launched. It failed to achieve orbit.

1972 - [[Sino-American relations]] -The United States and People's Republic of China sign the Shanghai Communiqué.

1975 - [[Moorgate tube crash|fails to stop]] -at Moorgate terminus station and crashes into the end of the tunnel, killing 43 people.

1980 - [[Andalusia]] -approves its Autonomous communities of Spain|statute of autonomy through a referendum.

1983 - [[Goodbye, Farewell and Amen|final episode]] -of MASH (TV series)|MASH airs, with almost 106 million viewers. It still holds the record for the highest viewership of a season finale.

1985 - [[Provisional Irish Republican Army]] -carries out a 1985 Newry mortar attack|mortar attack on the Royal Ulster Constabulary police station at Newry, killing nine officers in the highest loss of life for the RUC on a single day.

1986 - [[Olof Palme]] -prime minister of Sweden, is Assassination of Olof Palme|assassinated in Stockholm.

1991 - [[Gulf War]] -ends.

1993 - [[Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms]] -agents Waco siege|raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a Waco siege|51-day standoff.

1995 - [[John Hewson]] -resigns from the Australian parliament almost two years after losing the Australian federal election, 1993.

1997 - [[1997 Ardabil earthquake|earthquake]] -in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.

1997 - [[North Hollywood shootout]] -takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.

1997 - [[GRB 970228]] -a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.

1997 - [[1997 military memorandum|Military memorandum]] -in Turkey

1998 - [[Global Hawk]] -the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.

1998 - [[Kosovo War]] -Serbia and Montenegro|Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in Kosovo.

2001 - [[2001 Nisqually earthquake|Nisqually earthquake]] -measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma, Washington|Tacoma, and Olympia, Washington|Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington (state)|Washington.

2001 - [[Selby rail crash]] -

2002 - [[2002 Gujarat riots|religious violence in Gujarat]] -the 97 people killed in the Naroda Patiya massacre and 69 in Gulbarg Society massacre.

2004 - [[Taiwan]] -se participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a {{convert|500|km|mi|adj=on}} long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947

2005 - [[2005 Al Hillah bombing|suicide bombing]] -at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.

2013 - [[Pope Benedict XVI]] -Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI|resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.

Famous Birthdays


1155 - [[Henry the Young King]] -English son of Henry II of England (d. 1183)

1261 - [[Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway]] -(d. 1283)

1533 - [[Michel de Montaigne]] -French philosopher and author (d. 1592)

1552 - [[Jost Bürgi]] -Swiss mathematician and clockmaker (d. 1632)

1573 - [[Elias Holl]] -German architect (d. 1646)

1612 - [[John Pearson (bishop)|John Pearson]] -English bishop, theologian, and scholar (d. 1686)

1616 - [[Kaspar Förster]] -German singer-songwriter (d. 1673)

1619 - [[Giuseppe Felice Tosi]] -Italian organist and composer (d. 1693)

1627 - [[Aubrey de Vere, 20th Earl of Oxford]] -(d. 1703)

1670 - [[Benjamin Wadsworth]] -English-American clergyman and academic (d. 1737)

1675 - [[Guillaume Delisle]] -French cartographer (d. 1726)

1683 - [[René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur]] -French entomologist and academic (d. 1757)

1704 - [[Louis Godin]] -French astronomer and academic (d. 1760)

1712 - [[Louis-Joseph de Montcalm]] -French general (d. 1759)

1714 - [[Gioacchino Conti]] -Italian actor and singer (d. 1761)

1724 - [[George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend]] -English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1807)

1792 - [[Karl Ernst von Baer]] -German biologist, meteorologist, and geographer (d. 1876)

1812 - [[Berthold Auerbach]] -German poet and author (d. 1882)

1816 - [[John Woolley (educator)|John Woolley]] -English academic and clergyman, the first principal of the University of Sydney, Australia (d. 1866)

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

1823 - [[Ernest Renan]] -French philosopher and scholar (d. 1892)

1824 - [[Charles Blondin]] -French Tightrope walking|tightrope walker and acrobat (d. 1897)

1827 - [[Édouard-Charles Fabre]] -Canadian archbishop (d. 1896)

1833 - [[Alfred von Schlieffen]] -German field marshal (d. 1913)

1838 - [[Maurice Lévy]] -French mathematician and engineer (d. 1910)

1840 - [[Henri Duveyrier]] -French explorer (d. 1892)

1848 - [[Arthur Giry]] -French historian and academic (d. 1899)

1851 - [[Samuel W. McCall]] -American journalist and politician, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)

1858 - [[Tore Svennberg]] -Swedish actor and director (d. 1941)

1865 - [[Wilfred Grenfell]] -English physician and missionary (d. 1940)

1866 - [[Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov]] -Russian poet and playwright (d. 1949)

1873 - [[William McMaster Murdoch]] -Scottish sailor (d. 1912)

1876 - [[John Alden Carpenter]] -American composer (d. 1951)

1878 - [[Pierre Fatou]] -French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1929)

1878 - [[Artur Kapp]] -Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1952)

1882 - [[Geraldine Farrar]] -American soprano and actress (d. 1967)

1882 - [[Pádraic Ó Conaire]] -Irish journalist and author (d. 1928)

1882 - [[José Vasconcelos]] -Mexican philosopher, lawyer, and politician, Secretariat of Public Education (Mexico)|Mexican Secretary of Public Education (d. 1959)

1883 - [[Seán Mac Diarmada]] -Irish political activist and revolutionary leader (d. 1916)

1884 - [[Ants Piip]] -Estonian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1942)

1887 - [[William Zorach]] -Lithuanian-American sculptor and painter (d. 1966)

1892 - [[Muhsin Ertuğrul]] -Turkish actor and director (d. 1979)

1893 - [[Ivan Vasilyov]] -Bulgarian architect, designed the SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library (d. 1979)

1894 - [[Ben Hecht]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1964)

1895 - [[Marcel Pagnol]] -French author, playwright and director (d. 1974)

1896 - [[Philip Showalter Hench]] -American physician and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1898 - [[Zeki Rıza Sporel]] -Turkish footballer (d. 1969)

1900 - [[Wolf Hirth]] -German pilot and engineer, co-founded Schempp-Hirth (d. 1959)

1901 - [[Linus Pauling]] -American chemist and activist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

1903 - [[Vincente Minnelli]] -American director and screenwriter (d. 1986)

1906 - [[Bugsy Siegel]] -American gangster (d. 1947)

1907 - [[Milton Caniff]] -American cartoonist (d. 1988)

1908 - [[Billie Bird]] -American actress (d. 2002)

1909 - [[Stephen Spender]] -English author and poet (d. 1995)

1911 - [[Otakar Vávra]] -Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2011)

1912 - [[Clara Petacci]] -Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (d. 1945)

1914 - [[Élie Bayol]] -French racing driver (d. 1995)

1915 - [[Ketti Frings]] -American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1981)

1915 - [[Peter Medawar]] -Brazilian-English biologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)

1915 - [[Zero Mostel]] -American actor and comedian (d. 1977)

1916 - [[Svend Asmussen]] -Danish violinist

1916 - [[Cesar Climaco]] -Filipino lawyer and politician, 10th Mayor of Zamboanga City (d. 1984)

1917 - [[Ernesto Alonso]] -Mexican actor, director, and producer (d. 2007)

1917 - [[Odette Laure]] -French actress and singer (d. 2004)

1918 - [[Alfred Burke]] -English actor (d. 2011)

1919 - [[Alfred Marshall (businessman)|Alfred Marshall]] -American businessman, founded Marshalls (d. 2013)

1919 - [[Brian Urquhart]] -English soldier and diplomat, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

1920 - [[Jadwiga Piłsudska]] -Polish soldier, pilot, and architect (d. 2014)

1920 - [[Zaim Topčić]] -Yugoslav and Bosnian writer (d. 1990)

1921 - [[Pierre Clostermann]] -French pilot, engineer, and author (d. 2006)

1922 - [[Joyce Howard]] -English actress (d. 2010)

1922 - [[Yuri Lotman]] -Russian-Estonian historian and scholar (d. 1993)

1923 - [[Charles Durning]] -American actor and singer (d. 2012)

1924 - [[Uno Prii]] -Estonian-Canadian architect (d. 2000)

1924 - [[Robert A. Roe]] -American soldier and politician (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Harry H. Corbett]] -Burmese-English actor (d. 1982)

1926 - [[Svetlana Alliluyeva]] -Russian-American author and educator (d. 2011)

1926 - [[Erol Taş]] -Turkish actor (d. 1998)

1928 - [[Stanley Baker]] -Welsh actor and producer (d. 1976)

1929 - [[Hayden Fry]] -American football player and coach

1929 - [[Frank Gehry]] -Canadian-American architect, designed 8 Spruce Street and Walt Disney Concert Hall

1929 - [[John Montague (poet)|John Montague]] -American-Irish poet and academic

1929 - [[Joseph Rouleau]] -Canadian opera singer and educator

1930 - [[Leon Cooper]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1931 - [[Peter Alliss]] -German-English golfer and sportscaster

1931 - [[Iajuddin Ahmed]] -Bangladeshi academic and politician, 14th President of Bangladesh (d. 2012)

1931 - [[Gavin MacLeod]] -American actor and singer

1931 - [[Dean Smith]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)

1932 - [[Don Francks]] -Canadian actor and singer

1933 - [[Rein Taagepera]] -Estonian political scientist and politician

1934 - [[Willie Bobo]] -American drummer (d. 1983)

1938 - [[Foge Fazio]] -American football player and coach (d. 2009)

1938 - [[Mike Wofford]] -American pianist and composer

1939 - [[John Fahey (musician)|John Fahey]] -American guitarist (d. 2001)

1939 - [[The Missing Link (wrestler)|The Missing Link]] -Canadian wrestler (d. 2007)

1939 - [[Chögyam Trungpa]] -Tibetan philosopher and scholar (d. 1987)

1939 - [[Daniel C. Tsui]] -Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1939 - [[Tommy Tune]] -American actor, singer, dancer, and director

1940 - [[Aldo Andretti]] -Italian-American race car driver

1940 - [[Mario Andretti]] -Italian-American race car driver

1940 - [[Barry Fantoni]] -English astrologer, author, and illustrator

1940 - [[Joe South]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)

1941 - [[Tristan Garel-Jones, Baron Garel Jones]] -English politician, Minister of State for Europe

1941 - [[Suzanne Mubarak]] -Egyptian wife of Hosni Mubarak, 5th First Lady of Egypt

1942 - [[Frank Bonner]] -American actor and director

1942 - [[Brian Jones]] -English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Rolling Stones) (d. 1969)

1942 - [[Dino Zoff]] -Italian footballer and manager

1943 - [[Barbara Acklin]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 1998)

1943 - [[Charles Bernstein (composer)|Charles Bernstein]] -American composer and educator

1943 - [[Hans Dijkstal]] -Egyptian-Dutch educator and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2010)

1943 - [[Donnie Iris]] -American singer and guitarist (The Jaggerz and Wild Cherry (band)|Wild Cherry)

1943 - [[Ronnie Wells]] -American singer and educator (d. 2007)

1944 - [[Kelly Bishop]] -American actress and dancer

1944 - [[Edward Greenspan]] -Canadian lawyer and author (d. 2014)

1944 - [[Sepp Maier]] -German footballer and manager

1944 - [[Storm Thorgerson]] -English graphic designer (d. 2013)

1945 - [[Mimsy Farmer]] -American-French actress and sculptor

1945 - [[Bubba Smith]] -American football player and actor (d. 2011)

1946 - [[Philip Bailhache]] -English lawyer and politician

1946 - [[Robin Cook]] -Scottish educator and politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 2005)

1946 - [[Don Francisco (Christian musician)|Don Francisco]] -American singer-songwriter

1947 - [[Stephanie Beacham]] -English actress

1947 - [[Deniz Gezmiş]] -Turkish activist (d. 1972)

1948 - [[Bineshwar Brahma]] -Indian poet and author (d. 2000)

1948 - [[Steven Chu]] -American physicist and politician, 12th United States Secretary of Energy, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1948 - [[Mike Figgis]] -English director, screenwriter, and composer

1948 - [[Johnny Delgado]] -Filipino actor (d. 2009)

1948 - [[Geoff Nicholls]] -English keyboard player (Black Sabbath and Quartz (metal band)|Quartz)

1948 - [[Bernadette Peters]] -American actress, singer, and author

1948 - [[Mercedes Ruehl]] -American actress

1948 - [[Alfred Sant]] -Maltese politician, 11th Prime Minister of Malta

1949 - [[Ilene Graff]] -American actress and singer

1949 - [[Susan Hekman]] -American political scientist and academic

1950 - [[Futatsuryū Jun'ichi]] -Japanese sumo wrestler and coach (d. 2014)

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

1950 - [[Jaime Fabregas]] -Filipino actor and composer

1951 - [[Bill Cratty]] -American dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)

1951 - [[Roseanna Vitro]] -American singer and educator

1951 - [[Jim Wohlford]] -American baseball player

1952 - [[William Finn]] -American composer and songwriter

1952 - [[Frank Warren (promoter)|Frank Warren]] -English boxing manager and promoter

1953 - [[Ingo Hoffmann]] -Brazilian race car driver

1953 - [[Paul Krugman]] -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate

1953 - [[Ricky Steamboat]] -American wrestler, referee, and trainer

1954 - [[Brian Billick]] -American football player, coach, and sportscaster

1954 - [[Manuel Torres Félix]] -Mexican drug trafficker (d. 2012)

1955 - [[Adrian Dantley]] -American basketball player and coach

1955 - [[Gilbert Gottfried]] -American stand-up comedian, actor, and voice artist

1956 - [[Francis Hughes]] -Provisional Irish Republican Army|PIRA volunteer (d. 1981)

1956 - [[Terry Leahy]] -English businessman

1956 - [[Guy Maddin]] -Canadian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer

1956 - [[Jimmy Nicholl]] -Canadian-born Northern Ireland international footballer and manager

1956 - [[Penny Sackett]] -Australian astronomer

1956 - [[Mike Tenay]] -American sportscaster

1956 - [[Jens Wendelboe]] -Norwegian trombonist and orchestra leader

1957 - [[Paul Delph]] -American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Zahara (band)|Zahara) (d. 1996)

1957 - [[Ainsley Harriott]] -English chef and author

1957 - [[John Turturro]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1957 - [[Cindy Wilson]] -American singer-songwriter and actress (The B-52's)

1958 - [[Jack Abramoff]] -American businessman

1958 - [[Natalya Estemirova]] -Russian journalist and activist (d. 2009)

1958 - [[Jeanne Mas]] -French singer-songwriter and actress

1958 - [[David R. Ross]] -Scottish historian and author (d. 2010)

1959 - [[Megan McDonald]] -American librarian and author

1960 - [[Tōru Ōkawa]] -Japanese voice actor

1960 - [[Dorothy Stratten]] -Canadian-American model and actress (d. 1980)

1961 - [[Éric Bachelart]] -Belgian race car driver

1961 - [[Rae Dawn Chong]] -Canadian-American actress

1961 - [[Mark Latham]] -Australian politician

1961 - [[Barry McGuigan]] -Irish boxer

1961 - [[René Simard]] -Canadian singer and television host

1963 - [[Claudio Chiappucci]] -Italian cyclist

1964 - [[Djamolidine Abdoujaparov]] -Uzbekistan sprinter and cyclist

1964 - [[Fernando del Valle]] -American tenor and actor

1964 - [[Lotta Lotass]] -Swedish author and playwright

1965 - [[Colum McCann]] -Irish-American author and academic

1965 - [[Norman Smiley]] -English-American wrestler and trainer

1966 - [[Vincent Askew]] -American basketball player and coach

1966 - [[Paulo Futre]] -Portuguese footballer

1966 - [[Edita Mildažytė]] -Lithuanian journalist and activist

1967 - [[Colin Cooper]] -English footballer and manager

1967 - [[Martin Tielli]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rheostatics and Kevin Hearn and Thin Buckle)

1968 - [[Stéphan Lebeau]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1969 - [[Butch Leitzinger]] -American race car driver

1969 - [[Robert Sean Leonard]] -American actor

1969 - [[Patrick Monahan]] -American singer-songwriter (Train (band)|Train)

1969 - [[U. Srinivas]] -Indian mandolin player and composer (d. 2014)

1970 - [[Daniel Handler]] -American author and screenwriter

1970 - [[Noureddine Morceli]] -Algerian runner

1971 - [[Maxine Bahns]] -American actress

1971 - [[Tristan Louis]] -French-American author and blogger

1971 - [[Junya Nakano]] -Japanese pianist and composer

1971 - [[Peter Stebbings]] -Canadian actor and director

1972 - [[Rory Cochrane]] -American actor

1972 - [[Ville Haapasalo]] -Finnish actor and screenwriter

1973 - [[Eric Lindros]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1973 - [[Nicolas Minassian]] -French race car driver

1973 - [[Masato Tanaka]] -Japanese wrestler

1974 - [[Lee Carsley]] -British-Irish footballer and manager

1974 - [[Moana Mackey]] -New Zealand biologist and politician

1974 - [[Tangi Miller]] -American actress and dancer

1974 - [[Alexander Zickler]] -German footballer

1975 - [[Mike Rucker]] -American football player

1975 - [[Greg Simkins]] -American painter

1976 - [[Kaido Külaots]] -Estonian chess player

1976 - [[Ali Larter]] -American actress

1976 - [[Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge]] -Canadian actor and producer

1976 - [[Adam Pine]] -Australian swimmer and coach

1977 - [[Jason Aldean]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1977 - [[Lance Hoyt]] -American football player and wrestler

1978 - [[Jeanne Cherhal]] -French singer-songwriter and guitarist

1978 - [[Yasir Hameed]] -Pakistani cricketer

1978 - [[Rei Kikukawa]] -Japanese actress

1978 - [[Benjamin Raich]] -Austrian skier

1978 - [[Jamaal Tinsley]] -American basketball player

1978 - [[Mariano Zabaleta]] -Argentinian tennis player

1979 - [[Michael Bisping]] -Cypriot-English mixed martial artist and kick-boxer

1979 - [[Sébastien Bourdais]] -French race car driver

1979 - [[Ivo Karlović]] -Croatian tennis player

1979 - [[Primož Peterka]] -Slovenian ski jumper

1980 - [[Bada (singer)|Bada]] -South Korean singer and actress (S.E.S. (band)|S.E.S.)

1980 - [[Pascal Bosschaart]] -Dutch footballer

1980 - [[Lucian Bute]] -Romanian-Canadian boxer

1980 - [[Glasner da Silva Albuquerque]] -Brazilian footballer

1980 - [[Piotr Giza]] -Polish footballer

1980 - [[Christian Poulsen]] -Danish footballer

1980 - [[Tayshaun Prince]] -American basketball player

1981 - [[Brian Bannister]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[Florent Serra]] -French tennis player

1982 - [[Natalia Vodianova]] -Russian-French model and actress

1983 - [[Terry Bywater]] -English basketball player

1984 - [[Noureen DeWulf]] -American actress

1984 - [[Ben Fagan]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1984 - [[Karolína Kurková]] -Czech model and actress

1984 - [[Christian Müller (footballer, born 1984)|Christian Müller]] -German footballer

1985 - [[Tim Bresnan]] -English cricketer

1985 - [[Fefe Dobson]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and actress

1985 - [[Jelena Janković]] -Serbian tennis player

1985 - [[Diego Ribas da Cunha]] -Brazilian footballer

1986 - [[Mark Sztyndera]] -German rugby player

1986 - [[Min Hyo-rin]] -South Korean singer and actress

1986 - [[Tendai Mzungu]] -Australian footballer

1987 - [[Antonio Candreva]] -Italian footballer

1988 - [[Aroldis Chapman]] -Cuban baseball player

1988 - [[Steeve Gerard Fankà]] -Cameroonian footballer

1988 - [[Jorge Gastélum]] -Mexican footballer

1988 - [[Markéta Irglová]] -Czech singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

1988 - [[Yevgeni Kabayev]] -Russian footballer

1988 - [[Maikol Negro]] -Italian footballer

1989 - [[Charles Jenkins (basketball)|Charles Jenkins]] -American basketball player

1989 - [[Zhang Liyin]] -Chinese singer

1990 - [[Naomi Broady]] -English tennis player

1991 - [[Sarah Bolger]] -Irish actress and singer

1991 - [[Hikaru Yamamoto]] -Japanese actress

1993 - [[Emmelie de Forest]] -Danish singer-songwriter

1994 - [[Jake Bugg]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1995 - [[Quinn Shephard]] -American actress

1997 - [[Kyoko Yoshine]] -Japanese actress

History of Deaths


1261 - [[Henry III, Duke of Brabant]] -(b. 1230)

1326 - [[Leopold I, Duke of Austria]] -(b. 1290)

1453 - [[Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine]] -(b. 1400)

1485 - [[Niclas, Graf von Abensberg]] -German knight (b. 1441)

1510 - [[Juan de la Cosa]] -Spanish cartographer and explorer (b, 1450)

1525 - [[Cuauhtémoc]] -Aztec ruler (b. 1495)

1572 - [[Aegidius Tschudi]] -Swiss historian and author (b. 1505)

1621 - [[Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany]] -(b. 1590)

1648 - [[Christian IV of Denmark]] -(b. 1577)

1746 - [[Hermann von der Hardt]] -German historian and author (b. 1660)

1786 - [[John Gwynn (architect)|John Gwynn]] -English architect and engineer (b. 1713)

1788 - [[Thomas Cushing]] -American lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1725)

1836 - [[Friedrich August Grotefend]] -German philologist and academic (b. 1798)

1857 - [[André Dumont]] -Belgian geologist and academic (b. 1809)

1869 - [[Alphonse de Lamartine]] -French author and poet (b. 1790)

1879 - [[Hortense Allart]] -French writer (b. 1901)

1891 - [[George Hearst]] -American businessman and politician (b. 1820)

1916 - [[Henry James]] -American-English author (b. 1843)

1925 - [[Friedrich Ebert]] -German politician, 1st President of Germany (1919–1945)|President of Germany (b. 1871)

1929 - [[Clemens von Pirquet]] -Austrian physician and immunologist (b. 1874)

1932 - [[Guillaume Bigourdan]] -French astronomer and academic (b. 1851)

1935 - [[Chiquinha Gonzaga]] -Brazilian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1847)

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

1936 - [[Kamala Nehru]] -Indian wife of Jawaharlal Nehru (b. 1899)

1936 - [[Charles Nicolle]] -French biologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)

1941 - [[Alfonso XIII of Spain]] -(b. 1886)

1942 - [[Karel Doorman]] -Dutch admiral (b. 1889)

1956 - [[Émile Buisson]] -French gangster (b. 1902)

1959 - [[Maxwell Anderson]] -American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1888)

1963 - [[Rajendra Prasad]] -Indian lawyer and politician, 1st President of India (b. 1884)

1966 - [[Jonathan Hale]] -Canadian-American actor (b. 1891)

1967 - [[Henry Luce]] -Chinese-American publisher, co-founded ''Time (magazine)|Time Magazine (b. 1898)

1974 - [[Bobby Bloom]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)

1977 - [[Eddie "Rochester" Anderson]] -American actor and singer (b. 1905)

1978 - [[Philip Ahn]] -American actor (b. 1905)

1978 - [[Zara Cully]] -American actress (b. 1892)

1978 - [[Eric Frank Russell]] -English author (b. 1905)

1979 - [[Paul Alverdes]] -German author and poet (b. 1897)

1985 - [[David Byron]] -English singer-songwriter (Uriah Heep (band)|Uriah Heep and Spice (British band)|Spice) (b. 1947)

1986 - [[Laura Z. Hobson]] -American author (b. 1900)

1986 - [[Olof Palme]] -Swedish captain and politician, 26th Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1927)

1987 - [[Stephen Tennant]] -English author (b. 1906)

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

1991 - [[Wassily Hoeffding]] -Finnish-American statistician and theorist (b. 1914)

1993 - [[Ishirō Honda]] -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1911)

1993 - [[Ruby Keeler]] -Canadian actress and dancer (b. 1910)

1998 - [[Dermot Morgan]] -Irish-English actor (b. 1952)

1998 - [[Arkady Shevchenko]] -Ukrainian diplomat (b. 1930)

2001 - [[Charles Pozzi]] -French race car driver (b. 1909)

2002 - [[Mary Stuart (actress)|Mary Stuart]] -American actress and singer (b. 1926)

2002 - [[Helmut Zacharias]] -German violinist and composer (b. 1920)

2003 - [[Chris Brasher]] -Guyanese-English runner and journalist, co-founded the London Marathon (b. 1928)

2003 - [[Dinos Dimopoulos]] -Greek director and screenwriter (b. 1921)

2003 - [[Rudolf Kingslake]] -English engineer and academic (b. 1903)

2003 - [[Roger Needham]] -English computer scientist and academic (b. 1935)

2003 - [[Fidel Sánchez Hernández]] -Salvadorian general and politician, President of El Salvador (b. 1917)

2004 - [[Daniel J. Boorstin]] -American historian and librarian (b. 1914)

2004 - [[Carmen Laforet]] -Spanish author (b. 1921)

2004 - [[Andres Nuiamäe]] -Estonian sergeant (b. 1982)

2005 - [[Chris Curtis]] -English singer and drummer (The Searchers (band)|The Searchers) (b. 1941)

2006 - [[Owen Chamberlain]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1920)

2007 - [[Charles Forte, Baron Forte]] -Italian-English businessman, founded the Forte Group (b. 1908)

2007 - [[Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.]] -American historian and critic (b. 1917)

2007 - [[Billy Thorpe]] -English-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (b. 1946)

2008 - [[Joseph M. Juran]] -Romanian-American engineer and businessman (b. 1904)

2008 - [[Mike Smith (Dave Clark Five)|Mike Smith]] -English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (The Dave Clark Five) (b. 1943)

2009 - [[Paul Harvey]] -American radio host (b. 1918)

2011 - [[Annie Girardot]] -French actress and singer (b. 1931)

2011 - [[Peter J. Gomes]] -American preacher and theologian (b. 1942)

2011 - [[Jane Russell]] -American actress and singer (b. 1921)

2012 - [[Frisner Augustin]] -Haitian drummer and composer (b. 1948)

2012 - [[Jim Green (councilman)|Jim Green]] -American-Canadian educator and politician (b. 1943)

2012 - [[Bai Jing]] -Chinese actress (b. 1983)

2012 - [[Hal Roach (comedian)|Hal Roach]] -Irish comedian and author (b. 1927)

2013 - [[DJ Ajax]] -Australian DJ and producer (b. 1971)

2013 - [[Daniel Darc]] -French singer-songwriter (Taxi Girl) (b. 1959)

2013 - [[Donald A. Glaser]] -American physicist and biologist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)

2013 - [[Neil McCorkell]] -English cricketer and coach (b. 1912)

2013 - [[Bruce Reynolds]] -English criminal (b. 1931)

2013 - [[Armando Trovajoli]] -Italian pianist and composer (b. 1917)

2014 - [[Hugo Brandt Corstius]] -Dutch linguist and author (b. 1935)

2014 - [[Ophelia DeVore]] -American model and businesswoman (b. 1922)

2014 - [[Lee Lorch]] -American mathematician and activist (b. 1915)

2014 - [[C. R. Simha]] -Indian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1942)

2015 - [[Tom Bettis]] -American football player and coach (b. 1933)

2015 - [[Alex Johnson]] -American baseball player (b. 1942)

2015 - [[Yaşar Kemal]] -Turkish journalist and author (b. 1923)

2015 - [[Anthony Mason (basketball)|Anthony Mason]] -American basketball player and actor (b. 1966)

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