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Day History: February-5

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Events History


62 - [[62 Pompeii earthquake|Earthquake]] -in Pompeii, Italy.

756 - [[An Lushan]] -leader of a An Lushan Rebellion|revolt against the Tang dynasty|Tang Dynasty. He declares himself emperor and establishes the Yan (An–Shi)|state of Yan.

1576 - [[Henry IV of France|Henry of Navarre]] -:wikt:abjure|abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.

1597 - [[Hidden Christians of Japan|early Japanese Christians]] -are Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan|killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society.

1631 - [[Roger Williams]] -emigrates to Boston.

1778 - [[South Carolina]] -becomes the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.

1782 - [[Invasion of Minorca (1781)|capture]] -Minorca.

1783 - [[Calabria]] -a 1783 Calabrian earthquakes|sequence of strong earthquakes begins.

1810 - [[Peninsular War]] -Siege of Cádiz begins.

1818 - [[Charles XIV John of Sweden|Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte]] -ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway.

1849 - [[University of Wisconsin–Madison]] -s first class meets at Madison Female Academy.

1852 - [[Hermitage Museum]] -in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public.

1859 - [[Wallachia]] -and Moldavia are united under Alexandru Ioan Cuza as the Danubian Principalities|United Principalities, an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire, which ushered the birth of the modern Romanian state.

1869 - [[alluvial]] -gold nugget in history, called the "Welcome Stranger", is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.

1885 - [[Leopold II of Belgium]] -establishes the Congo Free State|Congo as a personal possession.

1900 - [[Panama Canal]] -

1909 - [[Leo Baekeland]] -announces the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.

1913 - [[Hellenic Air Force|Greek military aviators]] -Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis (aviator)|Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval aviation|naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.

1917 - [[Constitution of Mexico|current constitution]] -of Mexico is adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

1917 - [[Congress of the United States]] -passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. Also known as the ''Asiatic Barred Zone Act'', it forbade immigration from nearly all of south and southeast Asia.

1918 - [[Stephen W. Thompson]] -shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.

1918 - null 918-{-SS|Tuscania|1914|6}} is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.

1919 - [[Charlie Chaplin]] -Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith launch United Artists.

1924 - [[Royal Greenwich Observatory]] -begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips".

1937 - [[Franklin D. Roosevelt]] -proposes a plan to enlarge the Supreme Court of the United States.

1939 - [[Francisco Franco]] -becomes the 68th "''Caudillo de España''", or Leader of Spain.

1941 - [[World War II]] -Allies of World War II|Allied forces begin the Battle of Keren to capture Keren, Eritrea.

1945 - [[Douglas MacArthur]] -returns to Manila.

1946 - [[Chondoist Chongu Party]] -is founded in North Korea.

1958 - [[Gamal Abdel Nasser]] -is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.

1958 - [[hydrogen bomb]] -known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.

1962 - [[President of the French Republic|French President]] -Charles de Gaulle calls for Algeria to be granted independence.

1963 - [[European Court of Justice]] -s ruling in ''Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen'' establishes the principle of direct effect, one of the most important, if not the most important, decisions in the development of European Union law.

1971 - [[Apollo 14]] -mission.

1972 - [[Bob Douglas]] -becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

1975 - [[Lima|Lima, Peru]] -after the police forces go on strike February 4|the day before. The uprising (locally known as the ''Limazo'') is bloodily suppressed by the military dictatorship.

1976 - [[1976 swine flu outbreak]] -begins at Fort Dix, NJ.

1985 - [[Chedli Klibi]] -then the mayor of Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship officially ending the Third Punic War which lasted 2,131 years.

1988 - [[Manuel Noriega]] -is indicted on Illegal drug trade|drug smuggling and money laundering charges.

1994 - [[Byron De La Beckwith]] -is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

1994 - [[Markale massacres]] -more than 60 people are killed and some 200 wounded as a mortar shell explodes in a downtown marketplace in Sarajevo.

1997 - [[Banking in Switzerland#Major_banks|Big Three banks]] -in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid The Holocaust|Holocaust survivors and their families.

2000 - [[Novye Aldi massacre|massacre]] -at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya.

2004 - [[National Revolutionary Front for the Liberation of Haiti|Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front]] -capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.

2008 - [[2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak|major tornado outbreak]] -across the Southern United States kills 57.

Famous Birthdays


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

1519 - [[René of Châlon]] -(d. 1544)

1534 - [[Giovanni de' Bardi]] -Italian soldier, composer, and critic (d. 1612)

1589 - [[Esteban Manuel de Villegas]] -Spanish poet and educator (d. 1669)

1594 - [[Biagio Marini]] -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1663)

1608 - [[Gaspar Schott]] -German mathematician and physicist (d. 1666)

1626 - [[Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné]] -French author (d. 1696)

1650 - [[Anne Jules de Noailles]] -French general (d. 1708)

1703 - [[Gilbert Tennent]] -Irish minister (d. 1764)

1723 - [[John Witherspoon]] -Scottish-American minister and academic (d. 1794)

1725 - [[James Otis, Jr.]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)

1744 - [[John Jeffries]] -American physician and surgeon (d. 1819)

1748 - [[Christian Gottlob Neefe]] -German composer and conductor (d. 1798)

1748 - [[Elias Stein (chess player)|Elias Stein]] -Dutch chess player (d. 1812)

1784 - [[Nancy Lincoln]] -American mother of Abraham Lincoln (d. 1818)

1788 - [[Robert Peel]] -English lieutenant and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1850)

1795 - [[Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger]] -Austrian mineralogist, geologist, and physicist (d. 1871)

1804 - [[Johan Ludvig Runeberg]] -Finnish poet and hymn-writer (d. 1877)

1808 - [[Carl Spitzweg]] -German painter and poet (d. 1885)

1827 - [[Peter Lalor]] -Irish-Australian activist and politician (d. 1889)

1810 - [[Ole Bull]] -Norwegian violinist and composer (d. 1880)

1824 - [[Alfonso Capecelatro]] -Italian cardinal (d. 1912)

1837 - [[Dwight L. Moody]] -American evangelist and publisher, founded Moody Publishers (d. 1899)

1840 - [[John Boyd Dunlop]] -Scottish businessman, co-founded Dunlop Rubber (d. 1921)

1840 - [[Hiram Maxim]] -American-English engineer, invented the Maxim gun (d. 1916)

1847 - [[Eduard Magnus Jakobson]] -Estonian missionary and engraver (d. 1903)

1848 - [[Joris-Karl Huysmans]] -French author and critic (d. 1907)

1848 - [[Ignacio Carrera Pinto]] -Chilean lieutenant (d. 1882)

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

1852 - [[Terauchi Masatake]] -Japanese field marshal and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1919)

1866 - [[Domhnall Ua Buachalla]] -Irish politician, 3rd and last Governor-General of the Irish Free State (d. 1963)

1876 - [[Ernie McLea]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1931)

1876 - [[Sailor Young]] -English cricketer (d. 1964)

1878 - [[André Citroën]] -French engineer and businessman, founded Citroën (d. 1935)

1880 - [[Gabriel Voisin]] -French pilot and engineer (d. 1973)

1885 - [[Burton Downing]] -American cyclist (d. 1929)

1889 - [[Ernest Tyldesley]] -English cricketer (d. 1962)

1897 - [[Dirk Stikker]] -Dutch businessman and politician, 3rd Secretary General of NATO (d. 1979)

1900 - [[Adlai Stevenson II]] -American soldier, politician, and diplomat, 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1965)

1903 - [[Sakari Momoi]] -Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2015)

1903 - [[Joan Whitney Payson]] -American businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 1975)

1906 - [[John Carradine]] -American actor and singer (d. 1988)

1907 - [[Pierre Pflimlin]] -French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 2000)

1908 - [[Marie Baron]] -Dutch swimmer and diver (d. 1948)

1908 - [[Bob Dunn (musician)|Bob Dunn]] -American trombonist and guitarist (d. 1971)

1908 - [[Daisy and Violet Hilton]] -English conjoined twins (d. 1969)

1909 - [[Grażyna Bacewicz]] -Polish violinist and composer (d. 1969)

1910 - [[Charles Philippe Leblond]] -French-Canadian biologist and academic (d. 2007)

1910 - [[Francisco Varallo]] -Argentinian footballer (d. 2010)

1911 - [[Jussi Björling]] -Swedish tenor (d. 1960)

1914 - [[William S. Burroughs]] -American author and painter (d. 1997)

1914 - [[Alan Lloyd Hodgkin]] -English physiologist, biophysicist, and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

1915 - [[Robert Hofstadter]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)

1917 - [[Isuzu Yamada]] -Japanese actress (d. 2012)

1919 - [[Red Buttons]] -American actor and singer (d. 2006)

1919 - [[Kenneth Hare]] -Canadian climatologist and academic (d. 2002)

1919 - [[Tim Holt]] -American actor and singer (d. 1973)

1919 - [[Andreas Papandreou]] -Greek economist and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1996)

1920 - [[Frank Muir]] -English actor and playwright (d. 1998)

1921 - [[Ken Adam]] -German-English production designer and art director

1921 - [[John Pritchard (conductor)|John Pritchard]] -English conductor and director (d. 1989)

1922 - [[Alain de Changy]] -Belgian race car driver (d. 1994)

1923 - [[Fatmawati]] -Indonesian wife of Sukarno, 1st List of spouses of the president of Indonesia|First Lady of Indonesia (d. 1980)

1923 - [[Claude King]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1924 - [[Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy]] -Indian cardinal (d. 2014)

1926 - [[Arthur Ochs Sulzberger]] -American publisher (d. 2012)

1927 - [[Robert Allen (composer)|Robert Allen]] -American pianist and composer (d. 2000)

1927 - [[Jacob Veldhuyzen van Zanten]] -Dutch captain and pilot (d. 1977)

1928 - [[Tage Danielsson]] -Swedish author, actor, and director (d. 1985)

1928 - [[Andrew Greeley]] -American priest, sociologist, and author (d. 2013)

1928 - [[P. J. Vatikiotis]] -Israeli-American historian and political scientist (d. 1997)

1929 - [[Luc Ferrari]] -French composer (d. 2005)

1929 - [[Fred Sinowatz]] -Austrian politician, 23rd Chancellor of Austria (d. 2008)

1930 - [[Rostislav Yankovsky]] -Ukrainian-Russian actor

1932 - [[Cesare Maldini]] -Italian footballer and manager

1933 - [[Jörn Donner]] -Finnish director and screenwriter

1933 - [[Norm Grabowski]] -American actor and hot rod builder (d. 2012)

1933 - [[B.S. Johnson]] -English author, poet, and critic (d. 1973)

1934 - [[Hank Aaron]] -American baseball player

1934 - [[Don Cherry]] -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster

1935 - [[Alex Harvey (musician)|Alex Harvey]] -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)

1936 - [[K. S. Nissar Ahmed]] -Indian poet and academic

1936 - [[Norma Thrower]] -Australian hurdler

1937 - [[Stuart Damon]] -American actor and singer

1937 - [[Larry Hillman]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1937 - [[Gaston Roelants]] -Belgian runner

1937 - [[Alar Toomre]] -Estonian-American astronomer and mathematician

1937 - [[Wang Xuan]] -Chinese computer scientist and academic (d. 2006)

1938 - [[Rafael Nieto Navia]] -Colombian lawyer, jurist, and diplomat

1940 - [[H. R. Giger]] -Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer (d. 2014)

1940 - [[Luke Graham (wrestler)|Luke Graham]] -American wrestler (d. 2006)

1940 - [[Dick Warlock]] -Canadian actor and stuntman

1941 - [[Jaap Blokker]] -Dutch businessman (d. 2011)

1941 - [[Stephen J. Cannell]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)

1941 - [[David Selby]] -American actor and playwright

1941 - [[Vadim Gulyaev]] -Russian water polo player (d. 1998)

1941 - [[Kaspar Villiger]] -Swiss engineer and politician, 85th List of Presidents of the Swiss Confederation|President of the Swiss Confederation

1942 - [[Roger Staubach]] -American football player and sportscaster

1942 - [[Susan Hill]] -English author

1942 - [[Cory Wells]] -American singer (Three Dog Night)

1943 - [[Nolan Bushnell]] -American businessman, founded Atari, Inc.

1943 - [[Michael Mann (director)|Michael Mann]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1944 - [[Henfil]] -Brazilian journalist, author, and illustrator (d. 1988)

1944 - [[J. R. Cobb]] -American guitarist (Classics IV and Atlanta Rhythm Section)

1944 - [[Al Kooper]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears)

1944 - [[Tamanoumi Masahiro]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (d. 1971)

1946 - [[Amnon Dankner]] -Israeli journalist and author (d. 2013)

1946 - [[Mauro Pagani]] -Italian singer-songwriter and violinist (Premiata Forneria Marconi)

1946 - [[Charlotte Rampling]] -English actress

1947 - [[Regina Duarte]] -Brazilian actress

1947 - [[Clemente Mastella]] -Italian politician, Italian Minister of Justice

1947 - [[Darrell Waltrip]] -American race car driver and sportscaster

1948 - [[Sven-Göran Eriksson]] -Swedish footballer and manager

1948 - [[Dennis Ferguson]] -Australian sex offender (d. 2012)

1948 - [[Christopher Guest]] -American actor and director

1948 - [[Barbara Hershey]] -American actress

1948 - [[Errol Morris]] -American director and producer

1948 - [[Tom Wilkinson]] -English actor and singer

1949 - [[Kurt Beck]] -German politician

1949 - [[Yvon Vallières]] -Canadian educator and politician

1950 - [[Catherine Castel]] -French actress and makeup artist

1950 - [[Marie-Pierre Castel]] -French actress

1950 - [[Jonathan Freeman (actor)|Jonathan Freeman]] -American actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian

1950 - [[Rafael Puente]] -Mexican footballer, manager and sportscaster

1951 - [[Russell Grant]] -English astrologer and author

1951 - [[Nikolay Merkushkin]] -Mordovian engineer and politician, 1st Head of the Republic of Mordovia

1951 - [[Robin Sachs]] -English-American actor (d. 2013)

1951 - [[Elizabeth Swados]] -American composer and director

1952 - [[Daniel Balavoine]] -French singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1986)

1952 - [[Vladimir Moskovkin]] -Ukrainian-Russian geographer, economist, and academic

1953 - [[Freddie Aguilar]] -Filipino folk musician

1953 - [[John Beilein]] -American basketball player and coach

1953 - [[Gustavo Benítez]] -Paraguayan footballer and manager

1953 - [[Giannina Braschi]] -Puerto Rican author and playwright

1953 - [[Takashi Ishikawa]] -Japanese wrestler

1953 - [[Loretta Tofani]] -American journalist

1954 - [[Cliff Martinez]] -American drummer and songwriter

1954 - [[Frank Walker (Australian author)|Frank Walker]] -Australian journalist and author

1955 - [[Mike Heath]] -American baseball player and manager

1955 - [[Kenji Ohba]] -Japanese actor

1956 - [[Betty Ong]] -American flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11 (d. 2001)

1956 - [[Héctor Rebaque]] -Mexican race car driver

1956 - [[David Wiesner]] -American author and illustrator

1957 - [[Jüri Tamm]] -Estonian hammer thrower and politician

1957 - [[Nick Laird-Clowes]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Dream Academy and Pink Floyd)

1959 - [[Sudip Chatterjee]] -Indian footballer and manager (d. 2006)

1959 - [[Jennifer Granholm]] -Canadian-American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of Michigan

1959 - [[Armando Husillos]] -Argentinian footballer and manager

1960 - [[Aris Christofellis]] -Greek soprano and musicologist

1961 - [[Savvas Kofidis]] -Greek footballer and manager

1961 - [[Tim Meadows]] -American actor and screenwriter

1961 - [[Hakan Peker]] -Turkish singer-songwriter and dancer

1962 - [[Jacqui Dankworth]] -English singer and actress

1962 - [[Jennifer Jason Leigh]] -American actress, producer, and screenwriter

1962 - [[Martin Nievera]] -Filipino-American singer-songwriter and actor

1963 - [[Steven Shainberg]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1964 - [[Laura Linney]] -American actress, singer, and producer

1964 - [[Duff McKagan]] -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Loaded (band)|Loaded, and Neurotic Outsiders)

1964 - [[Helena Bergström]] -Swedish actress, director, and screenwriter

1964 - [[Piotr Trzaskalski]] -Polish director and screenwriter

1964 - [[Alexia Vassiliou]] -Cypriot singer-songwriter

1965 - [[Tarik Benhabiles]] -Algerian-French tennis player and coach

1965 - [[Gheorghe Hagi]] -Romanian footballer and manager

1965 - [[Keith Moseley]] -American bass player and songwriter (The String Cheese Incident)

1966 - [[Nicklas Kroon]] -Swedish tennis player

1966 - [[Jonathan Morgan (director)|Jonathan Morgan]] -American porn actor and director

1966 - [[Dean Nalder]] -Australian footballer and politician

1966 - [[José María Olazábal]] -Spanish golfer

1966 - [[Rok Petrovič]] -Slovenian skier (d. 1993)

1967 - [[Chris Parnell]] -American actor

1968 - [[Roberto Alomar]] -Puerto Rican baseball player and coach

1968 - [[David R. Flores]] -Mexican-American jockey

1968 - [[Marcus Grönholm]] -Finnish race car driver

1968 - [[Eyþór Guðjónsson]] -Icelandic actor and producer

1969 - [[Bobby Brown]] -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (New Edition)

1969 - [[Michael Sheen]] -Welsh actor and director

1970 - [[Jean-Marc Jaumin]] -Belgian basketball player and coach

1971 - [[Michel Breistroff]] -French ice hockey player (d. 1996)

1971 - [[Sara Evans]] -American singer-songwriter

1972 - [[Kristopher Carter]] -American composer

1972 - [[Koriki Chōshū]] -Japanese comedian

1973 - [[Richard Matvichuk]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1973 - [[Trijntje Oosterhuis]] -Dutch singer-songwriter

1974 - [[Juha Tapio]] -Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1975 - [[Brainpower]] -Belgian-Dutch rapper

1975 - [[Adam Carson]] -American drummer (AFI (band)|AFI and Tiger Army)

1975 - [[Giovanni van Bronckhorst]] -Dutch footballer and manager

1976 - [[John Aloisi]] -Australian footballer and manager

1976 - [[Abhishek Bachchan]] -Indian actor, singer, and producer

1976 - [[Nancy Feber]] -Belgian tennis player

1976 - [[Tony Jaa]] -Thai actor and martial artist

1977 - [[Ben Ainslie]] -English sailor

1977 - [[Yuko Aoki]] -Japanese singer and model

1977 - [[Simone Cristicchi]] -Italian singer-songwriter

1977 - [[Adam Everett]] -American baseball player and coach

1977 - [[Valery Kobzarenko]] -Ukrainian cyclist

1977 - [[Ahmad Merritt]] -American football player

1977 - [[Andrejs Prohorenkovs]] -Latvian footballer and manager

1977 - [[Elin Topuzakov]] -Bulgarian footballer and manager

1978 - [[Mohamed Ousserir]] -Algerian footballer

1978 - [[Samuel Sánchez]] -Spanish cyclist

1979 - [[Alexander Ryabov]] -Russian ice hockey player

1979 - [[Ilaria Salvatori]] -Italian fencer

1980 - [[Stefano Di Fiordo]] -Italian footballer

1980 - [[Brad Fitzpatrick]] -American programmer, created LiveJournal

1980 - [[Paul Kirui]] -Kenyan runner

1980 - [[Tiwa Savage]] -Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress

1981 - [[Zied Bhairi]] -Tunisian footballer

1981 - [[Sara Michael Foster|Sara Foster]] -American actress

1981 - [[Mia Hansen-Løve]] -French director and screenwriter

1981 - [[Jason Kawau]] -New Zealand rugby player

1981 - [[Wesam Rizik]] -Qatari footballer

1981 - [[Jason Shoemark]] -New Zealand rugby player

1981 - [[Loukas Vyntra]] -Czech-Greek footballer

1981 - [[Nora Zehetner]] -American actress

1981 - [[Julie Zenatti]] -French singer and actress

1982 - [[Wheesung]] -South Korean singer-songwriter and producer

1982 - [[Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami]] -Iranian basketball player (d. 2007)

1982 - [[Deidra Dionne]] -Canadian skier

1982 - [[Marc Kennedy]] -Canadian curler

1982 - [[Yū Kobayashi]] -Japanese voice actress

1982 - [[Tomáš Kopecký]] -Slovak ice hockey player

1982 - [[Dionysis Makris]] -Greek singer

1982 - [[Rodrigo Palacio]] -Argentinian footballer

1982 - [[Pablo Palacios]] -Ecuadorian footballer

1982 - [[Jenn Suhr]] -American pole vaulter

1983 - [[Sanna Askelöf]] -Swedish martial artist

1984 - [[Carlos Tevez]] -Argentinian footballer

1985 - [[Paul Duffield]] -Australian footballer

1985 - [[Constantinos Georgiades]] -Cypriot footballer

1985 - [[Rudy Haddad]] -French-Tunisian footballer

1985 - [[Lloyd Johansson]] -Australian rugby player

1985 - [[Julia Kova]] -Russian model and singer, Miss Universe|Miss Universe Russia 2003

1985 - [[Robert Lijesen]] -Dutch swimmer

1985 - [[Laurence Maroney]] -American football player

1985 - [[Cristiano Ronaldo]] -Portuguese footballer

1985 - [[Tatiana Silva]] -Belgian model, Miss Belgium|Miss Belgium 2005

1986 - [[Vedran Ćorluka]] -Croatian footballer

1986 - [[Manuel Fernandes (footballer, born 1986)|Manuel Fernandes]] -Portuguese footballer

1986 - [[Gerardo Flores Zúñiga|Gerardo Flores]] -Mexican footballer

1986 - [[Sekope Kepu]] -Australian-New Zealand rugby player

1986 - [[Roger Kluge]] -German cyclist

1986 - [[Janne Korpi]] -Finnish snowboarder and harness racer

1986 - [[Kim Min-woo (figure skater)|Kim Min-woo]] -South Korean ice dancer

1986 - [[Madison Rayne]] -American wrestler

1986 - [[Takayuki Seto]] -Japanese footballer

1986 - [[Billy Sharp]] -English footballer

1986 - [[Reed Sorenson]] -American race car driver

1986 - [[Jānis Strenga]] -Latvian bobsledder

1986 - [[Carlos Villanueva (footballer)|Carlos Villanueva]] -Chilean footballer

1987 - [[Vernus Abbott]] -Saint Lucian footballer

1987 - [[Darren Criss]] -American actor and singer

1987 - [[Curtis Jerrells]] -American basketball player

1987 - [[Alex Kuznetsov]] -Ukrainian-American tennis player

1987 - [[Linus Omark]] -Swedish ice hockey player

1987 - [[Donald Sanford (athlete)|Donald Sanford]] -American-Israeli sprinter

1988 - [[Natalie Geisenberger]] -German luger

1988 - [[Štěpán Kodeda]] -Czech orienteering competitor (d. 2015)

1988 - [[Philipp Marschall]] -German skier

1988 - [[Karin Ontiveros]] -Mexican model and sportscaster

1989 - [[Edoardo Giorgetti]] -Italian swimmer

1989 - [[Dmytro Khovbosha]] -Ukrainian footballer

1989 - [[Marina Melnikova]] -Russian tennis player

1989 - [[Otele Mouangue]] -Cameroonian footballer

1989 - [[Renée Slegers]] -Dutch footballer

1989 - [[Jeremy Sumpter]] -American actor

1990 - [[Dmitry Andreikin]] -Russian chess player

1990 - [[Lars Krogh Gerson]] -Luxembourgian-Norwegian footballer

1990 - [[Kim Ji-soo (singer)|Kim Ji-soo]] -South Korean singer-songwriter

1990 - [[Bhuvneshwar Kumar]] -Indian cricketer

1990 - [[Jordan Rhodes]] -Scottish footballer

1991 - [[Nabil Bahoui]] -Swedish footballer

1991 - [[Alba Riquelme]] -Paraguayan model, Miss Paraguay 2011

1992 - [[Nabilla Benattia]] -French model

1992 - [[Stefan de Vrij]] -Dutch footballer

1992 - [[Neymar]] -Brazilian footballer

1993 - [[Aleksandr Ilyin (footballer)|Aleksandr Ilyin]] -Russian footballer

1994 - [[Arisa Komiya]] -Japanese actress and model

1994 - [[Saki Nakajima (singer)|Saki Nakajima]] -Japanese singer (Cute (Japanese band)|Cute, Guardians 4, and Petitmoni)

1995 - [[Adnan Januzaj]] -Belgian-Albanian footballer

1995 - [[Batuhan Karacakaya]] -Turkish actor

1997 - [[Patrick Roberts]] -English footballer

2001 - [[Juan Karlos Labajo]] -Filipino-German singer and actor

History of Deaths


523 - [[Avitus of Vienne]] -Latin archbishop and saint (b. 470)

806 - [[Emperor Kanmu|Kanmu]] -Japanese emperor (b. 737)

1578 - [[Giovanni Battista Moroni]] -Italian painter (b. 1520)

1705 - [[Philipp Spener]] -German theologian and author (b. 1635)

1751 - [[Henri François d'Aguesseau]] -French jurist and politician, Chancellor of France (b. 1668)

1754 - [[Nicolaas Kruik]] -Dutch astronomer and cartographer (b. 1678)

1766 - [[Count Leopold Joseph von Daun]] -Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)

1775 - [[Eusebius Amort]] -German theologian and academic (b. 1692)

1790 - [[William Cullen]] -Scottish physician and chemist (b. 1710)

1807 - [[Pasquale Paoli]] -Corsican commander and politician (b. 1725)

1881 - [[Thomas Carlyle]] -Scottish philosopher, historian, and academic (b. 1795)

1882 - [[Adolfo Rivadeneyra]] -Spanish orientalist and diplomat (b. 1841)

1892 - [[Emilie Flygare-Carlén]] -Swedish author (b. 1807)

1915 - [[Ross Barnes]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1850)

1917 - [[Jaber II Al-Sabah]] -Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1860)

1922 - [[Christiaan de Wet]] -South African general and politician, State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1854)

1922 - [[Slavoljub Eduard Penkala]] -Croatian engineer, invented the Mechanical pencil (b. 1871)

1927 - [[Inayat Khan]] -Indian mystic and educator (b. 1882)

1931 - [[Athanasios Eftaxias]] -Greek politician, 118th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1849)

1933 - [[Joseph Roffo]] -French rugby player and tug of war competitor (b. 1879)

1933 - [[Josiah Thomas]] -English-Australian miner and politician (b. 1863)

1937 - [[Lou Andreas-Salomé]] -Russian psychoanalyst and author (b. 1861)

1938 - [[Hans Litten]] -German lawyer and jurist (b. 1903)

1941 - [[Banjo Paterson]] -Australian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1864)

1941 - [[Otto Strandman]] -Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1875)

1946 - [[George Arliss]] -English actor and playwright (b. 1868)

1948 - [[Johannes Blaskowitz]] -German general (b. 1883)

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

1955 - [[Victor Houteff]] -Bulgarian religious reformer and author (b. 1885)

1957 - [[Sami Ibrahim Haddad]] -Lebanese surgeon and author (b. 1890)

1962 - [[Jacques Ibert]] -French-Swiss composer (b. 1890)

1967 - [[Leon Leonwood Bean]] -American businessman, founded L.L.Bean (b. 1872)

1967 - [[Violeta Parra]] -Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1917)

1969 - [[Thelma Ritter]] -American actress and singer (b. 1902)

1972 - [[Marianne Moore]] -American poet and author (b. 1887)

1976 - [[Rudy Pompilli]] -American saxophonist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1926)

1977 - [[Oskar Klein]] -Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1894)

1981 - [[Ella T. Grasso]] -American politician, 83rd Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)

1982 - [[Neil Aggett]] -Kenyan-South African physician and union leader (b. 1953)

1983 - [[Margaret Oakley Dayhoff]] -American chemist and academic (b. 1925)

1984 - [[Santo]] -Mexican wrestler and actor (b. 1917)

1985 - [[Georges-Émile Lapalme]] -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1907)

1987 - [[William Collier, Jr.]] -American actor and producer (b. 1902)

1991 - [[Dean Jagger]] -American actor (b. 1903)

1992 - [[Miguel Rolando Covian]] -Argentinian-Brazilian physiologist and academic (b. 1913)

1993 - [[Seán Flanagan]] -Irish footballer and politician, 7th Minister for Health (Ireland)|Irish Minister for Health (b. 1922)

1993 - [[Marcel Léger]] -Canadian politician (b. 1930)

1993 - [[Joseph L. Mankiewicz]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)

1995 - [[Doug McClure]] -American actor and singer (b. 1935)

1997 - [[René Huyghe]] -French historian and author (b. 1906)

1998 - [[Cecil FitzMaurice, 8th Earl of Orkney]] -(b. 1919)

1999 - [[Wassily Leontief]] -Russian-American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

2000 - [[Claude Autant-Lara]] -French director and screenwriter (b. 1901)

2004 - [[John Hench]] -American animator (b. 1908)

2005 - [[Gnassingbé Eyadéma]] -Togolese general and politician, President of Togo (b. 1937)

2005 - [[Henri Rochon]] -Canadian tennis player (b. 1912)

2005 - [[Michalina Wisłocka]] -Polish gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1921)

2006 - [[Franklin Cover]] -American actor (b. 1928)

2007 - [[Leo T. McCarthy]] -New Zealand-American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California (b. 1930)

2007 - [[Alfred Worm]] -Austrian journalist, author, and academic (b. 1945)

2008 - [[Maharishi Mahesh Yogi]] -Indian guru, founded Transcendental Meditation (b. 1918)

2010 - [[Brendan Burke]] -Canadian ice hockey player and activist (b. 1988)

2010 - [[Ian Carmichael]] -English actor and singer (b. 1920)

2010 - [[Harry Schwarz]] -South African lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 13th South Africa Ambassador to United States (b. 1924)

2011 - [[Brian Jacques]] -English author and radio host (b. 1939)

2011 - [[Peggy Rea]] -American actress (b. 1921)

2012 - [[Sam Coppola]] -American actor (b. 1932)

2012 - [[Jiang Ying (musician)|Jiang Ying]] -Chinese opera singer (b. 1919)

2012 - [[Jo Zwaan]] -Dutch sprinter (b. 1922)

2013 - [[Stuart Freeborn]] -English make up artist (b. 1914)

2013 - [[Reinaldo Gargano]] -Uruguayan journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Uruguay)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Uruguay (b. 1934)

2013 - [[Egil Hovland]] -Norwegian composer and conductor (b. 1924)

2013 - [[Tom McGuigan]] -New Zealand soldier and politician, 23rd Minister of Health (New Zealand)|New Zealand Minister of Health (b. 1921)

2013 - [[Paul Tanner]] -American trombonist (Glenn Miller Orchestra) (b. 1917)

2014 - [[Robert A. Dahl]] -American political scientist and academic (b. 1915)

2015 - [[K. N. Choksy]] -Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka (b. 1933)

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