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Day History: February-3

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Events History


1112 - [[Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona]] -and Douce I, Countess of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.

1377 - [[Cesena]] -are killed by the Condottieri (papal armed forces) in the "Cesena Bloodbath".

1451 - [[Sultan]] -Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.

1488 - [[Bartolomeu Dias]] -of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south.

1509 - [[Portuguese Empire|Portuguese]] -navy defeats a joint fleet of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Mahmud Begada|Sultan of Gujarat, the Burji dynasty|Mamlûk Burji Sultanate of Egypt, the Saamoothiri|Zamorin of Kozhikode|Calicut, and the Republic of Ragusa at the Battle of Diu (1509)|Battle of Diu in Diu, India.

1534 - [[Silken Thomas]] -is executed by the order of Henry VIII of England|Henry VIII in London, England.

1637 - [[Tulip mania]] -collapses in the Dutch Republic|United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb futures contract|contracts.

1690 - [[Massachusetts]] -issues the first paper money in the Americas.

1706 - [[Battle of Fraustadt]] -Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxony|Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.

1781 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -British forces Capture of Sint Eustatius|seize the Dutch Republic|Dutch-owned Caribbean island Sint Eustatius.

1783 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -Spain recognizes United States independence.

1787 - [[Benjamin Lincoln]] -crush the remnants of Shays' Rebellion in Petersham, Massachusetts.

1807 - [[Samuel Auchmuty (British Army officer)|Samuel Auchmuty]] -captures the Spanish Empire city of Montevideo, now the capital of Uruguay.

1809 - [[Illinois Territory|The Territory of Illinois]] -is created by the 10th United States Congress.

1813 - [[José de San Martín]] -defeats a Spanish royalist army at the Battle of San Lorenzo, part of the Argentine War of Independence.

1825 - [[Vendsyssel-Thy]] -once part of the Jutland peninsula that formed westernmost Denmark, becomes an island after a flood drowns its 1 km wide isthmus.

1830 - [[London Protocol (1830)|London Protocol of 1830]] -establishes the full independence and sovereignty of Greece from the Ottoman Empire as the final result of the Greek War of Independence.

1834 - [[Wake Forest University]] -is established.

1852 - [[Justo José de Urquiza]] -defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.

1870 - [[Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution]] -is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.

1897 - [[Greco-Turkish War (1897)|Greco-Turkish War]] -breaks out.

1900 - [[Governor of Kentucky]] -William Goebel dies of wound sustained in an assassination attempt three days earlier in Frankfort, Kentucky.

1908 - [[Panathinaikos]] -athletic club is created

1913 - [[Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution]] -is ratified, authorizing the Federal government of the United States|Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.

1916 - [[Parliament of Canada|Parliament]] -buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.

1917 - [[World War I]] -The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany a day after the latter announced a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.

1918 - [[Twin Peaks Tunnel]] -in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.

1930 - [[Communist Party of Vietnam]] -is founded at a "Unification Conference" held in Kowloon Peninsula|Kowloon, British Hong Kong.

1931 - [[1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake|Hawke's Bay earthquake]] -New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258.

1943 - [[Harry Truman]] -is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.

1944 - [[World War II]] -During the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. United States Army|Army and United States Marines|Marine forces Battle of Kwajalein|seize Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Empire of Japan|Japanese garrison.

1945 - [[Bombing of Berlin in World War II#March 1944 to April 1945|Operation Thunderclap]] -1,000 B-17 Flying Fortress|B-17s of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin, a raid which kills between 2,500 to 3,000 and dehousing|dehouses another 120,000.

1945 - [[Commonwealth of the Philippines|Philippine Commonwealth]] -begin Battle of Manila (1945)|a month-long battle to retake Manila from Empire of Japan|Japan.

1947 - [[Snag, Yukon]] -

1957 - [[Senegal]] -se political party Democratic Rally (Senegal)|Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).

1958 - [[Benelux]] -Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.

1959 - [[Buddy Holly]] -Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper|J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, in a The Day the Music Died|plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

1960 - [[Prime Minister of the United Kingdom|British Prime Minister]] -Harold Macmillan speaks of "a Wind of Change (speech)|wind of change", an increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government is likely to support decolonisation.

1961 - [[United States Air Forces]] -begins Operation Looking Glass, and over the next 30 years, a "Doomsday Plane" is always in the air, with the capability of taking direct control of the United States' bombers and missiles in the event of the destruction of the Strategic Air Command|SAC's command post.

1966 - [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] -Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.

1967 - [[Ronald Ryan]] -the last person to be executed in Australia, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne.

1969 - [[Cairo]] -Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress.

1971 - [[Frank Serpico]] -is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.

1972 - [[1972 Iran blizzard]] -which would kill at least 4,000 people, making it the List of natural disasters by death toll#Blizzards|deadliest snowstorm in history.

1984 - [[John Buster]] -and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.

1984 - [[Space Shuttle program]] -STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.

1989 - [[stroke]] -two weeks previously, President of South Africa|South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party (South Africa)|National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.

1989 - [[Alfredo Stroessner]] -dictator of Paraguay since 1954.

1995 - [[Eileen Collins]] -becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle program|Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

1998 - [[Karla Faye Tucker]] -is executed in Texas, becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.

1998 - [[Cavalese cable car disaster (1998)|Cavalese cable car disaster]] -a United States military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.

2007 - [[3 February 2007 Baghdad market bombing|Baghdad market bombing]] -kills at least 135 people and injures a further 339.

2014 - [[2014 Moscow school shooting|shot and killed]] -and 29 students are taken hostage at a high school in Moscow, Russia.

2015 - [[Valhalla train crash|collision]] -between a commuter train and a passenger vehicle kills six in Valhalla, New York.

Famous Birthdays


1338 - [[Joanna of Bourbon]] -(d. 1378)

1392 - [[Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland]] -English commander (d. 1458)

1654 - [[Pietro Antonio Fiocco]] -Italian composer (d. 1714)

1677 - [[Jan Santini Aichel]] -Czech architect, designed the Karlova Koruna Chateau (d. 1723)

1689 - [[Blas de Lezo]] -Spanish admiral (d. 1741)

1690 - [[Richard Rawlinson]] -English minister and historian (d. 1755)

1721 - [[Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz]] -Prussian general (d. 1773)

1736 - [[Johann Georg Albrechtsberger]] -Austrian composer and theorist (d. 1809)

1747 - [[Samuel Osgood]] -American soldier and politician, 1st United States Postmaster General (d. 1813)

1757 - [[Joseph Forlenze]] -Italian ophthalmologist and surgeon (d. 1833)

1777 - [[John Cheyne (physician)|John Cheyne]] -Scottish physician and author (d. 1836)

1795 - [[Antonio José de Sucre]] -Venezuelan general and politician, 2nd President of Bolivia (d. 1830)

1807 - [[Joseph E. Johnston]] -American general and politician (d. 1891)

1808 - [[Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1808–1877)|Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach]] -(d. 1877)

1809 - [[Felix Mendelssohn]] -German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1847)

1811 - [[Horace Greeley]] -American journalist and politician (d. 1872)

1817 - [[Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse]] -French geologist and mineralogist (d. 1881)

1817 - [[Émile Prudent]] -French pianist and composer (d. 1863)

1821 - [[Elizabeth Blackwell]] -American physician and educator (d. 1910)

1824 - [[Ranald MacDonald]] -American explorer and educator (d. 1894)

1826 - [[Walter Bagehot]] -English journalist and businessman (d. 1877)

1830 - [[Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury]] -English politician; Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1903)

1842 - [[Sidney Lanier]] -American composer and poet (d. 1881)

1843 - [[William Cornelius Van Horne]] -American-Canadian businessman (d. 1915)

1857 - [[Giuseppe Moretti]] -Italian sculptor, designed the Vulcan statue (d. 1935)

1859 - [[Hugo Junkers]] -German engineer, designed the Junkers J 1 (d. 1935)

1862 - [[James Clark McReynolds]] -American lawyer and judge (d. 1946)

1871 - [[Jean-Baptiste Mimiague]] -French fencer (d. 1929)

1872 - [[Lou Criger]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)

1874 - [[Gertrude Stein]] -American poet and art collector (d. 1946)

1887 - [[Georg Trakl]] -Austrian pharmacist and poet (d. 1914)

1889 - [[Artur Adson]] -Estonian poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1977)

1889 - [[Carl Theodor Dreyer]] -Danish director and screenwriter (d. 1968)

1892 - [[Juan Negrín]] -Spanish physician and politician; 67th Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1956)

1893 - [[Gaston Julia]] -Algerian-French mathematician and academic (d. 1978)

1894 - [[Norman Rockwell]] -American painter and illustrator (d. 1978)

1898 - [[Alvar Aalto]] -Finnish architect, designed the Finlandia Hall and Aalto Theatre (d. 1976)

1899 - [[Café Filho]] -Brazilian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 18th President of Brazil (d. 1970)

1899 - [[Lao She]] -Chinese author and playwright (d. 1966)

1903 - [[Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton]] -Scottish soldier, pilot, and politician (d. 1973)

1904 - [[Luigi Dallapiccola]] -Croatian-Italian composer (d. 1975)

1904 - [[Pretty Boy Floyd]] -American gangster (d. 1934)

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

1905 - [[Arne Beurling]] -Swedish-American mathematician and academic (d. 1986)

1906 - [[George Adamson]] -British wildlife conservationist (d. 1989)

1907 - [[James A. Michener]] -American author and philanthropist (d. 1997)

1909 - [[André Cayatte]] -French lawyer and director (d. 1989)

1909 - [[Kurt Petter]] -German-Swedish physician (d. 1969)

1909 - [[Simone Weil]] -French mystic and philosopher (d. 1943)

1911 - [[Jehan Alain]] -French organist and composer (d. 1940)

1911 - [[Robert Earl Jones]] -American actor (d. 2006)

1912 - [[Jacques Soustelle]] -French anthropologist and politician (d. 1990)

1914 - [[Mary Carlisle]] -American actress and singer

1915 - [[Johannes Kotkas]] -Estonian wrestler and hammer thrower (d. 1998)

1917 - [[Shlomo Goren]] -Polish-Israeli rabbi and general (d. 1994)

1918 - [[Joey Bishop]] -American actor and producer (d. 2007)

1918 - [[Helen Stephens]] -American runner, baseball player, and manager (d. 1994)

1920 - [[Tony Gaze]] -Australian race car driver and pilot (d. 2013)

1920 - [[Henry Heimlich]] -American physician and author

1924 - [[E. P. Thompson]] -English historian and author (d. 1993)

1924 - [[Martial Asselin]] -Canadian lawyer and politician; 25th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 2013)

1925 - [[John Fiedler]] -American actor and singer (d. 2005)

1926 - [[Shelley Berman]] -American actor and producer

1926 - [[Hans-Jochen Vogel]] -German soldier and politician; 8th Mayor of Berlin

1927 - [[Kenneth Anger]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1927 - [[Val Doonican]] -Irish-English singer (d. 2015)

1927 - [[Blas Ople]] -Filipino journalist and politician, 21st President of the Senate of the Philippines (d. 2003)

1928 - [[Frankie Vaughan]] -English singer and actor (d. 1999)

1932 - [[Peggy Ann Garner]] -American actress (d. 1984)

1932 - [[Stuart Hall (cultural theorist)|Stuart Hall]] -Jamaican-English sociologist and theorist (d. 2014)

1933 - [[Polde Bibič]] -Slovenian actor (d. 2012)

1933 - [[Paul Sarbanes]] -American lawyer and politician

1934 - [[Juan Carlos Calabró]] -Argentinian actor (d. 2013)

1935 - [[Johnny "Guitar" Watson]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1996)

1936 - [[Jim Marshall (photographer)|Jim Marshall]] -American photographer and journalist (d. 2010)

1936 - [[Bob Simpson (cricketer)|Bob Simpson]] -Australian cricketer and coach

1937 - [[Billy Meier]] -Swiss author and photographer

1938 - [[Victor Buono]] -American actor (d. 1982)

1938 - [[Emile Griffith]] -American boxer and trainer (d. 2013)

1939 - [[Michael Cimino]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1940 - [[Fran Tarkenton]] -American football player and sportscaster

1941 - [[Dory Funk, Jr.]] -American wrestler and trainer

1943 - [[Blythe Danner]] -American actress

1943 - [[Dennis Edwards]] -American singer

1945 - [[Johnny Cymbal]] -Scottish-American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1993)

1945 - [[Bob Griese]] -American football player and sportscaster

1945 - [[Marius Weyers]] -South African actor

1947 - [[Paul Auster]] -American author and poet

1947 - [[Stephen McHattie]] -Canadian actor and director

1947 - [[Melanie Safka]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 - [[Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo]] -East Timorese bishop

1948 - [[Henning Mankell]] -Swedish author and playwright

1949 - [[Hennie Kuiper]] -Dutch cyclist and manager

1950 - [[Michael W. Dickinson]] -English jockey and trainer

1950 - [[Morgan Fairchild]] -American actress

1951 - [[Eugenijus Riabovas]] -Lithuanian footballer and manager

1951 - [[Michael Ruppert]] -American journalist and author (d. 2014)

1952 - [[Fred Lynn]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1954 - [[Tiger Williams]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1955 - [[Kirsty Wark]] -Scottish journalist

1956 - [[John Jefferson]] -American football player and coach

1956 - [[Nathan Lane]] -American actor and singer

1956 - [[Lee Ranaldo]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1957 - [[Eric Lander]] -American educator and scientist

1957 - [[Chico Serra]] -Brazilian race car driver

1958 - [[Joe F. Edwards, Jr.]] -American commander, pilot, and astronaut

1958 - [[Greg Mankiw]] -American economist and academic

1959 - [[Yasuharu Konishi]] -Japanese DJ, producer, and songwriter (Pizzicato Five)

1959 - [[Ferzan Özpetek]] -Turkish-Italian director and screenwriter

1959 - [[Óscar Iván Zuluaga]] -Colombian economist and politician, 67th Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (Colombia)|Colombian Minister of Finance

1960 - [[Marty Jannetty]] -American wrestler and trainer

1960 - [[Joachim Löw]] -German footballer and manager

1960 - [[Kerry Von Erich]] -American wrestler (d. 1993)

1961 - [[Jay Adams]] -American skateboarder (d. 2014)

1963 - [[Raghuram Rajan]] -Indian economist and academic

1964 - [[Indrek Tarand]] -Estonian historian, journalist, and politician

1965 - [[Kathleen Kinmont]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1965 - [[Maura Tierney]] -American actress and producer

1966 - [[Frank Coraci]] -American director and screenwriter

1966 - [[Kostas Patavoukas]] -Greek basketball player

1967 - [[Mixu Paatelainen]] -Finnish footballer and coach

1968 - [[Vlade Divac]] -Serbian basketball player and sportscaster

1969 - [[Beau Biden]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 44th Attorney General of Delaware (d. 2015)

1969 - [[Retief Goosen]] -South African golfer

1970 - [[Óscar Córdoba]] -Colombian footballer

1970 - [[Warwick Davis]] -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1971 - [[Vincent Elbaz]] -French actor

1971 - [[Hong Seok-cheon]] -South Korean actor

1972 - [[Jesper Kyd]] -Danish pianist and composer

1972 - [[Mart Poom]] -Estonian footballer

1973 - [[Ilana Sod]] -Mexican journalist and producer

1974 - [[Miriam Yeung]] -Hong Kong singer and actress

1975 - [[Brad Thorn]] -New Zealand rugby player

1976 - [[Mathieu Dandenault]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1976 - [[Isla Fisher]] -Australian actress

1977 - [[Mitra Hajjar]] -Iranian actress

1977 - [[Marek Židlický]] -Czech ice hockey player

1978 - [[Joan Capdevila]] -Spanish footballer

1978 - [[Eliza Schneider]] -American actress and singer

1980 - [[Kim E-Z]] -South Korean singer (Baby V.O.X.)

1982 - [[Marie-Ève Drolet]] -Canadian speed skater

1984 - [[Sara Carbonero]] -Spanish journalist

1984 - [[Kim Joon]] -South Korean actor and singer

1985 - [[Andrei Kostitsyn]] -Belarusian ice hockey player

1986 - [[Lucas Duda]] -American baseball player

1986 - [[David Edwards (footballer)|David Edwards]] -Welsh footballer

1986 - [[Mathieu Giroux]] -Canadian speed skater

1988 - [[Cho Kyuhyun]] -South Korean singer and actor

1988 - [[Gregory van der Wiel]] -Dutch footballer

1989 - [[Slobodan Rajković]] -Serbian footballer

1990 - [[Sean Kingston]] -American-Jamaican singer-songwriter

1990 - [[Meng Jia]] -Chinese singer and actress (Miss A)

1991 - [[Adrian Quaife-Hobbs]] -Welsh racing driver

1995 - [[Tao Tsuchiya]] -Japanese actress

1999 - [[Kanna Hashimoto]] -Japanese singer (Rev. from DVL)

History of Deaths


995 - [[William IV, Duke of Aquitaine]] -(b. 937)

699 - [[Werburgh]] -English nun and saint (b. 650)

1014 - [[Sweyn Forkbeard]] -Danish husband of Gunhild of Wenden (b. 960)

1116 - [[Coloman, King of Hungary]] -(b. 1070)

1399 - [[John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster]] -Belgian-English politician, Lord High Steward (b. 1340)

1428 - [[Ashikaga Yoshimochi]] -Japanese shogun (b. 1386)

1451 - [[Murad II]] -Ottoman sultan (b. 1404)

1468 - [[Johannes Gutenberg]] -German publisher, invented the Printing press (b. 1398)

1566 - [[George Cassander]] -Flemish theologian and author (b. 1513)

1618 - [[Philip II, Duke of Pomerania]] -German nobleman (b. 1573)

1619 - [[Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham]] -English politician, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (b. 1564)

1737 - [[Tommaso Ceva]] -Italian mathematician and academic (b. 1648)

1802 - [[Pedro Rodríguez, Conde de Campomanes]] -Spanish politician (b. 1723)

1813 - [[Juan Bautista Baigorria]] -Argentinian soldier

1813 - [[Juan Bautista Cabral]] -Argentinian sergeant (b. 1789)

1820 - [[Gia Long]] -Vietnamese emperor (b. 1762)

1832 - [[George Crabbe]] -English surgeon and poet (b. 1754)

1862 - [[Jean-Baptiste Biot]] -French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (b. 1774)

1866 - [[François-Xavier Garneau]] -Canadian poet, author, and historian (b. 1809)

1873 - [[Isaac Baker Brown]] -English gynecologist and surgeon (b. 1811)

1874 - [[Lunalilo]] -of Hawaii (b. 1835)

1883 - [[Richard Wagner]] -German director and composer (b. 1813)

1889 - [[Belle Starr]] -American criminal (b. 1848)

1922 - [[John Butler Yeats]] -Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1839)

1924 - [[Woodrow Wilson]] -American historian, academic, and politician; 28th President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)

1929 - [[Agner Krarup Erlang]] -Danish mathematician and engineer (b. 1878)

1935 - [[Hugo Junkers]] -German engineer, designed the Junkers J 1 (b. 1859)

1936 - [[Princess Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg]] -(b. 1885)

1937 - [[Marija Leiko]] -Latvian actress (b. 1887)

1944 - [[Yvette Guilbert]] -French singer and actress (b. 1865)

1945 - [[Roland Freisler]] -German lawyer and judge (b. 1893), during Bombing of Berlin in World War II#March 1944 to April 1945|a USAAF daytime air raid on Berlin

1950 - [[Sid Field]] -English actor and singer (b. 1904)

1952 - [[Harold L. Ickes]] -American journalist and politician; 32nd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1874)

1955 - [[Vasili Blokhin]] -Russian general (b. 1895)

1956 - [[Émile Borel]] -French mathematician and academic (b. 1871)

1956 - [[Johnny Claes]] -English-Belgian race car driver and trumpet player (b. 1916)

1960 - [[Fred Buscaglione]] -Italian singer and actor (b. 1921)

1961 - [[Sadettin Kaynak]] -Turkish composer (b. 1895)

1961 - [[William Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil]] -Scottish-Australian captain and politician; 14th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1893)

1961 - [[Anna May Wong]] -American actress (b. 1905)

1964 - [[C. Sittampalam]] -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1898)

1967 - [[Joe Meek]] -English songwriter and producer (b. 1929)

1969 - [[C. N. Annadurai]] -Indian journalist and politician, 7th List of Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu|Chief Minister of Madras State (b. 1909)

1969 - [[Eduardo Mondlane]] -Mozambican activist and academic (b. 1920)

1975 - [[William D. Coolidge]] -American physicist and engineer (b. 1873)

1975 - [[Umm Kulthum]] -Egyptian singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1904)

1980 - [[Hanna Rovina]] -Israeli actress (b. 1893)

1985 - [[Frank Oppenheimer]] -American physicist and academic (b. 1912)

1989 - [[John Cassavetes]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1929)

1989 - [[Lionel Newman]] -American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1916)

1991 - [[Nancy Kulp]] -American actress (b. 1921)

1993 - [[Françoys Bernier]] -Canadian pianist and conductor (b. 1927)

1993 - [[Karel Goeyvaerts]] -Belgian composer (b. 1923)

1999 - [[Gwen Guthrie]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1950)

2000 - [[Alla Rakha]] -Indian tabla player (b. 1919)

2003 - [[Lana Clarkson]] -American model and actress (b. 1962)

2004 - [[Jason Raize]] -American actor and singer (b. 1975)

2005 - [[Zurab Zhvania]] -Georgian biologist and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1963)

2005 - [[Ernst Mayr]] -German-American biologist and ornithologist (b. 1904)

2006 - [[Al Lewis (actor)|Al Lewis]] -American actor (b. 1923)

2009 - [[Sheng-yen]] -Chinese monk and scholar, founded the Dharma Drum Mountain (b. 1930)

2010 - [[Dick McGuire]] -American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)

2010 - [[Frances Reid]] -American actress (b. 1914)

2011 - [[Maria Schneider (actress)|Maria Schneider]] -French actress (b. 1952)

2012 - [[Toh Chin Chye]] -Singaporean academic and politician; 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1921)

2012 - [[Ben Gazzara]] -American actor and director (b. 1930)

2012 - [[Raj Kanwar]] -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1961)

2012 - [[Zalman King]] -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1942)

2012 - [[Mart Port]] -Estonian architect (b. 1922)

2012 - [[Andrzej Szczeklik]] -Polish physician and academic (b. 1938)

2013 - [[Cardiss Collins]] -American politician (b. 1931)

2013 - [[Ichikawa Danjūrō XII]] -Japanese actor (b. 1946)

2013 - [[Oscar Feltsman]] -Ukrainian-Russian composer and producer (b. 1921)

2013 - [[Jam Mohammad Yousaf]] -Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Balochistan (b. 1954)

2014 - [[Louise Brough]] -American tennis player (b. 1923)

2015 - [[Charlie Sifford]] -American golfer (b. 1922)

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