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Day History: February-6

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Events History


1649 - [[Charles II of England|Charles II of England and Scotland]] -is declared King of Great Britain, by the Parliament of Scotland. This move was not followed by the Parliament of England nor the Parliament of Ireland.

1685 - [[James II of England and VII of Scotland]] -becomes British monarchy|King upon the death of his brother Charles II of England|Charles II.

1778 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -In Paris the Treaty of Alliance (1778)|Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce (United States–France)|Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.

1788 - [[Massachusetts]] -becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.

1806 - [[Battle of San Domingo]] -British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.

1815 - [[New Jersey]] -grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens (inventor)|John Stevens.

1819 - [[Thomas Stamford Raffles]] -founds Singapore.

1820 - [[African American]] -immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society depart New York to start a colonization|settlement in present-day History of Liberia|Liberia.

1833 - [[Otto of Greece|Otto]] -becomes the first modern King of Greece.

1840 - [[Treaty of Waitangi]] -establishing New Zealand as a British colony.

1843 - [[minstrel show]] -in the United States, The Virginia Minstrels, opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).

1851 - [[Bushfires in Australia|Australian bushfires]] -in a populous region in recorded history Black Thursday (1851)|take place in the state of Victoria (Australia)|Victoria.

1862 - [[American Civil War]] -Forces under the command of Ulysses S. Grant and Andrew H. Foote give the Union (American Civil War)|Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennessee in the Battle of Fort Henry.

1899 - [[Spanish–American War]] -The Treaty of Paris (1898)|Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.

1900 - [[Permanent Court of Arbitration|international arbitration court]] -at The Hague is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907|1899 peace conference decree.

1914 - [[Peasant armament support march|Bondetåget]] -a peasant uprising in support of the monarchy, takes place in Sweden

1919 - [[Seattle General Strike]] -begins.

1922 - [[Washington Naval Treaty]] -is signed in Washington, D.C., limiting the naval armaments of United States, British Empire|Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.

1934 - [[Far-right leagues]] -rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup d'état|coup against the French Third Republic, creating a 6 February 1934 crisis|political crisis in France.

1942 - [[Thailand]] -

1951 - [[Pennsylvania Railroad]] -passenger train Woodbridge train wreck|derails near Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. The accident kills 85 people and injures over 500 more. The wreck is one of the worst rail disasters in American history.

1952 - [[Elizabeth II]] -becomes queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of Order of succession|succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.

1958 - [[Manchester United F.C.]] -players and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air disaster.

1959 - [[Jack Kilby]] -of Texas Instruments files the first patent for an integrated circuit.

1959 - [[Cape Canaveral]] -Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.

1975 - [[Kankesanthurai Electoral District by-election, 1975|A crucial by-election]] -is held in Kankesanthurai, Sri Lanka.

1976 - [[United States Senate]] -subcommittee, Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits that the company had paid out approximately Lockheed bribery scandals|$3 million in bribes to the office of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.

1978 - [[Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978|Blizzard of 1978]] -one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of four inches an hour.

1981 - [[National Resistance Army]] -of Uganda launches an attack on a Uganda National Liberation Army|Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.

1987 - [[Mary Gaudron]] -is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.

1988 - [[Michael Jordan]] -makes his signature slam dunk from the free throw line inspiring Air Jordan and the Jumpman_(logo)|Jumpman logo.

1989 - [[Polish Round Table Talks|Round Table Talks]] -start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.

1996 - [[Willamette Valley Flood of 1996|Willamette Valley Flood]] -Floods in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, United States, causes over US$500 million in property damage throughout the Pacific Northwest.

1996 - [[Birgenair Flight 301]] -crashed off the coast of the Dominican Republic, and all 189 people inside the airplane are killed. This is the worst accident/incident involving a Boeing 757.

1998 - [[Ronald Reagan National Airport]] -

2000 - [[Second Chechen War]] -Russia Battle of Grozny (1999–2000)|captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into government in exile|exile.

2012 - [[2012 Visayas earthquake|6.9 magnitude earthquake]] -hits near the central Philippines off the coast of Negros Island causing at least 51 deaths and injuring 112 others.

2013 - [[2013 Solomon Islands earthquake|8.0 magnitude earthquake]] -hits the Solomon Islands killing 10 people and injuring 17 others.

Famous Birthdays


976 - [[Emperor Sanjō]] -of Japan (d. 1017)

1347 - [[Dorothea of Montau]] -Prussian saint (d. 1394)

1452 - [[Joanna, Princess of Portugal]] -(d. 1490)

1461 - [[Džore Držić]] -Croatian poet and playwright (d. 1501)

1465 - [[Scipione del Ferro]] -Italian mathematician and theorist (d. 1526)

1536 - [[Sassa Narimasa]] -Japanese samurai (d. 1588)

1577 - [[Beatrice Cenci]] -Italian murderer (d. 1599)

1582 - [[Mario Bettinus]] -Italian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (d. 1657)

1605 - [[Bernard of Corleone]] -Italian saint (d. 1667)

1608 - [[António Vieira]] -Portuguese priest and philosopher (d. 1697)

1611 - [[Chongzhen Emperor]] -of China (d. 1644)

1612 - [[Antoine Arnauld]] -French mathematician, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1694)

1639 - [[Daniel Georg Morhof]] -German author and scholar (d. 1691)

1643 - [[Johann Kasimir Kolbe von Wartenberg]] -Prussian politician, 1st Minister President of Prussia (d. 1712)

1664 - [[Mustafa II]] -Ottoman sultan (d. 1703)

1695 - [[Nicolaus II Bernoulli]] -Swiss-Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1726)

1665 - [[Anne, Queen of Great Britain]] -(d. 1714)

1721 - [[Christian Heinrich Heineken]] -German scholar (d. 1725)

1726 - [[Patrick Russell (herpetologist)|Patrick Russell]] -Scottish surgeon and zoologist (d. 1805)

1732 - [[Charles Lee (general)|Charles Lee]] -English-American general (d. 1782)

1736 - [[Franz Xaver Messerschmidt]] -German-Austrian sculptor (d. 1783)

1744 - [[Pierre-Joseph Desault]] -French anatomist and surgeon (d. 1795)

1748 - [[Adam Weishaupt]] -German philosopher and academic, founded the Illuminati (d. 1830)

1753 - [[Évariste de Parny]] -French poet and author (d. 1814)

1756 - [[Aaron Burr]] -American colonel and politician, 3rd Vice President of the United States (d. 1836)

1757 - [[Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz]] -Belarusian-Polish poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1841)

1769 - [[Ludwig von Wallmoden-Gimborn]] -Austrian general (d. 1862)

1772 - [[George Murray (British Army officer)|George Murray]] -Scottish general and politician, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (d. 1830)

1772 - [[Karl von Kügelgen]] -German painter (d. 1832)

1778 - [[Ugo Foscolo]] -Italian author and poet (d. 1827)

1781 - [[John Keane, 1st Baron Keane]] -Irish general and politician, List of colonial governors of Saint Lucia|Governor of Saint Lucia (d. 1844)

1796 - [[John Stevens Henslow]] -English botanist and geologist (d. 1861)

1797 - [[Joseph von Radowitz]] -Prussian general and politician, List of foreign ministers of Prussia|Foreign Ministers of Prussia (d. 1853)

1799 - [[Imre Frivaldszky]] -Hungarian botanist and entomologist (d. 1870)

1800 - [[Achille Devéria]] -French painter and lithographer (d. 1857)

1802 - [[Charles Wheatstone]] -English-French physicist and cryptographer (d. 1875)

1811 - [[Henry Liddell]] -English author and academic (d. 1898)

1814 - [[Auguste Chapdelaine]] -French missionary (d. 1856)

1818 - [[William M. Evarts]] -American lawyer and politician, 27th United States Secretary of State (d. 1901)

1818 - [[Henry Litolff]] -English pianist and composer (d. 1891)

1818 - [[Jenaro Quesada, 1st Marquis of Miravalles]] -Spanish general and politician (d. 1889)

1829 - [[Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer]] -French architect, designed the La Santé Prison and Saint-Pierre-de-Montrouge (d. 1914)

1830 - [[Daniel Oliver]] -English botanist and academic (d. 1916)

1832 - [[John Brown Gordon]] -American general and politician, 53rd Governor of Georgia (d. 1904)

1833 - [[José María de Pereda]] -Spanish author and academic (d. 1906)

1833 - [[J. E. B. Stuart]] -American general (d. 1864)

1834 - [[Edwin Klebs]] -German-Swiss pathologist (d. 1913)

1834 - [[Ema Pukšec]] -Croatian-German soprano (d. 1889)

1834 - [[Wilhelm von Scherff]] -German general and author (d. 1911)

1838 - [[Henry Irving]] -English actor and manager (d. 1905)

1838 - [[Israel Meir Kagan]] -Lithuanian-Polish rabbi (d. 1933)

1839 - [[Eduard Hitzig]] -German neurologist and psychiatrist (d. 1907)

1842 - [[Mary Rudge]] -English chess player (d. 1919)

1843 - [[Inoue Kowashi]] -Japanese scholar and politician (d. 1895)

1843 - [[Frederic William Henry Myers]] -English poet and philologist, co-founded the Society for Psychical Research (d. 1901)

1845 - [[Isidor Straus]] -German-American businessman and politician (d. 1912)

1847 - [[Henry Janeway Hardenbergh]] -American architect, designed the Plaza Hotel (d. 1918)

1849 - [[Ida Straus]] -German-American businesswoman (d. 1912)

1852 - [[C. Lloyd Morgan]] -English zoologist and psychologist (d. 1936)

1852 - [[Vasily Safonov]] -Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1918)

1854 - [[Prince Thomas, Duke of Genoa]] -(d. 1931)

1859 - [[Wilhelm Cohn]] -German chess player (d. 1913)

1861 - [[Nikolay Zelinsky]] -Russian chemist and academic (d. 1953)

1864 - [[John Henry Mackay]] -Scottish-German philosopher and author (d. 1933)

1866 - [[Karl Sapper]] -German linguist and explorer (d. 1945)

1872 - [[Robert Maillart]] -Swiss engineer, designed the Salginatobel Bridge and Schwandbach Bridge (d. 1940)

1874 - [[Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura]] -Indian religious leader, founded the Gaudiya Math (d. 1937)

1873 - [[Billy Gohl]] -American serial killer (d. 1927)

1875 - [[Leonid Gobyato]] -Russian general (d. 1915)

1876 - [[Henry Blogg]] -English fisherman and sailor (d. 1954)

1879 - [[Othon Friesz]] -French painter (d. 1949)

1879 - [[Magnús Guðmundsson (politician)|Magnús Guðmundsson]] -Icelandic politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1937)

1879 - [[Edwin Samuel Montagu]] -English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1924)

1879 - [[Carl Ramsauer]] -German physicist and author (d. 1955)

1880 - [[Nishinoumi Kajirō II]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 25th Yokozuna (sumo)|Yokozuna (d. 1931)

1884 - [[Marcel Cohen]] -French linguist and scholar (d. 1974)

1887 - [[Josef Frings]] -German cardinal (d. 1978)

1892 - [[Maximilian Fretter-Pico]] -German general (d. 1984)

1892 - [[William P. Murphy]] -American physician and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)

1893 - [[Muhammad Zafarullah Khan]] -Pakistani politician and diplomat, 1st Minister of Foreign Affairs (Pakistan)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Pakistan (d. 1985)

1894 - [[Eric Partridge]] -New Zealand-English lexicographer and academic (d. 1979)

1894 - [[Kirpal Singh]] -Indian guru and author (d. 1974)

1895 - [[Babe Ruth]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 1948)

1897 - [[Louis Buchalter]] -American mobster (d. 1944)

1898 - [[Harry Haywood]] -American soldier and politician (d. 1985)

1899 - [[Ramon Novarro]] -Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 1968)

1901 - [[Franziska Liebing]] -Swedish-German actress (d. 1989)

1901 - [[Ben Lyon]] -American actor and singer (d. 1979)

1902 - [[George Brunies]] -American trombonist (d. 1974)

1903 - [[Claudio Arrau]] -Chilean pianist and composer (d. 1991)

1905 - [[Władysław Gomułka]] -Polish politician (d. 1982)

1905 - [[Jan Werich]] -Czech actor and playwright (d. 1980)

1906 - [[Joseph Schull]] -Canadian playwright and historian (d. 1980)

1908 - [[Amintore Fanfani]] -Italian politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1999)

1908 - [[Edward Lansdale]] -American general and CIA agent (d. 1987)

1908 - [[Michael Maltese]] -American actor, screenwriter, and composer (d. 1981)

1910 - [[Irmgard Keun]] -German author (d. 1982)

1910 - [[Carlos Marcello]] -Tunisian-American gangster (d. 1993)

1911 - [[Ronald Reagan]] -American actor and politician, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)

1912 - [[Eva Braun]] -German wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)

1912 - [[Christopher Hill (historian)|Christopher Hill]] -English historian and author (d. 2003)

1913 - [[Mary Leakey]] -English-Kenyan archaeologist and anthropologist (d. 1996)

1914 - [[Thurl Ravenscroft]] -American voice actor and singer (d. 2005)

1915 - [[Kavi Pradeep]] -Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1998)

1916 - [[John Crank]] -English mathematician and physicist (d. 2006)

1917 - [[Louis-Philippe de Grandpré]] -Canadian lawyer and jurist (d. 2008)

1917 - [[Zsa Zsa Gabor]] -Hungarian-American actress and singer

1918 - [[Lothar-Günther Buchheim]] -German author and painter (d. 2007)

1919 - [[Takashi Yanase]] -Japanese poet and illustrator, created ''Anpanman'' (d. 2013)

1921 - [[Carl Neumann Degler]] -American historian and author (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Patrick Macnee]] -English-American actor (d. 2015)

1922 - [[Denis Norden]] -English actor, screenwriter, and television host

1922 - [[Haskell Wexler]] -American director, producer, and cinematographer

1923 - [[Gyula Lóránt]] -Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 1981)

1924 - [[Billy Wright (footballer, born 1924)|Billy Wright]] -English footballer and manager (d. 1994)

1924 - [[Jin Yong]] -Hong Kong author and publisher, founded ''Ming Pao''

1925 - [[Donald Mitchell (writer)|Donald Mitchell]] -English musicologist and academic

1925 - [[Pramoedya Ananta Toer]] -Indonesian author (d. 2006)

1926 - [[Walker Edmiston]] -American actor and puppeteer (d. 2007)

1927 - [[Gerard K. O'Neill]] -American physicist and astronomer (d. 1992)

1928 - [[Allan H. Meltzer]] -American economist and academic

1929 - [[Pierre Brice]] -French actor (d. 2015)

1929 - [[Colin Murdoch]] -New Zealand pharmacist, invented the tranquilliser gun (d. 2008)

1929 - [[Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta]] -Venezuelan author and critic (d. 2011)

1929 - [[Valentin Yanin]] -Russian historian and author

1930 - [[Lionel Blue]] -English rabbi and journalist

1930 - [[Jun Kondo]] -Japanese physicist and academic

1931 - [[James Bonk]] -American chemist and academic (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Rip Torn]] -American actor, director, and producer

1931 - [[Mamie Van Doren]] -American actress and singer

1931 - [[Ricardo Vidal]] -Filipino cardinal

1932 - [[Camilo Cienfuegos]] -Cuban soldier and anarchist (d. 1959)

1932 - [[Heinz-Klaus Metzger]] -German critic and theorist (d. 2009)

1932 - [[François Truffaut]] -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)

1933 - [[Leslie Crowther]] -English comedian, actor, and game show host (d. 1996)

1934 - [[Bernard Erhard]] -American voice actor (d. 2000)

1936 - [[Donnie Brooks]] -American singer (d. 2007)

1936 - [[Kent Douglas]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2009)

1936 - [[J. Howard Marshall III]] -American businessman

1938 - [[Fred Mifflin]] -Canadian admiral and politician, 19th Minister of Veterans Affairs

1939 - [[Jean Beaudin]] -Canadian director and screenwriter

1939 - [[Mike Farrell]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1939 - [[Orlando Parga]] -Puerto Rican journalist and politician

1939 - [[Jair Rodrigues]] -Brazilian singer (d. 2014)

1940 - [[Tom Brokaw]] -American journalist and author

1940 - [[Petr Hájek]] -Czech mathematician and academic

1940 - [[Jimmy Tarbuck]] -English comedian and actor

1941 - [[Stephen Albert]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1992)

1941 - [[Gigi Perreau]] -American actress

1942 - [[Sarah Brady]] -American activist and author (d. 2015)

1942 - [[Charlie Coles]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)

1942 - [[Ahmad-Jabir Ahmadov Ismail oghlu]] -Azerbaijani philosopher and academic

1942 - [[James Loewen]] -American sociologist and historian

1942 - [[Tommy Roberts (designer)|Tommy Roberts]] -English fashion designer (d. 2012)

1943 - [[Fabian Forte]] -American singer and actor

1943 - [[Ernie Field]] -English boxer and rugby player (d. 2013)

1943 - [[Gayle Hunnicutt]] -American actress

1943 - [[Georgeanna Tillman]] -American singer and dancer (The Marvelettes) (d. 1980)

1944 - [[Christine Boutin]] -French politician

1944 - [[Willie Tee]] -American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (The Wild Magnolias) (d. 2007)

1944 - [[Michael Tucker (actor)|Michael Tucker]] -American actor

1945 - [[Bob Marley]] -Jamaican singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bob Marley and the Wailers) (d. 1981)

1945 - [[George Mudie (MP)|George Mudie]] -Scottish engineer and politician

1946 - [[Richie Hayward]] -American drummer and songwriter (Little Feat and Fraternity of Man) (d. 2010)

1946 - [[Kate McGarrigle]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and accordion player (Kate and Anna McGarrigle and Mountain City Four) (d. 2010)

1946 - [[Jim Turner (politician)|Jim Turner]] -American captain and politician

1947 - [[Richard Bowring]] -English orientalist and academic

1947 - [[Bill Staines]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947 - [[Daniel Yergin]] -American historian and author

1948 - [[Bunny Rugs]] -Jamaican singer (Third World (band)|Third World and Inner Circle (band)|Inner Circle) (d. 2014)

1949 - [[Mike Batt]] -English singer-songwriter and producer (The Wombles (band)|The Wombles)

1949 - [[Manuel Orantes]] -Spanish tennis player

1949 - [[Jim Sheridan]] -Irish director, producer, and screenwriter

1950 - [[Natalie Cole]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1950 - [[Timothy M. Dolan]] -American cardinal

1951 - [[Margo (singer)|Margo]] -Irish singer

1951 - [[Marco Antônio]] -Brazilian footballer

1951 - [[Huw Lloyd-Langton]] -English guitarist (Hawkwind, Widowmaker (band)|Widowmaker, and The Meads of Asphodel) (d. 2012)

1951 - [[Jacques Villeret]] -French actor (d. 2005)

1951 - [[Kevin Whately]] -English actor

1952 - [[Tim Blake]] -English keyboard player (Gong and Hawkwind)

1952 - [[Viktor Giacobbo]] -Swiss actor, producer, and screenwriter

1952 - [[Ricardo La Volpe]] -Argentinian footballer, manager, and coach

1954 - [[Bob Sirois]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1955 - [[Michael Pollan]] -American journalist, author, and academic

1955 - [[Bruno Stolorz]] -French rugby player and coach

1956 - [[Nazan Öncel]] -Turkish singer-songwriter

1956 - [[Jon Walmsley]] -English-American singer-songwriter and actor

1957 - [[Matthew Best (conductor)|Matthew Best]] -English bass singer and conductor

1957 - [[Andres Lipstok]] -Estonian economist and politician, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs

1957 - [[Kathy Najimy]] -American actress

1957 - [[Simon Phillips (drummer)|Simon Phillips]] -English drummer (Toto (band)|Toto, Michael Schenker Group, 801 (band)|801, RMS (band)|RMS, and Ph.D. (band)|PhD)

1957 - [[Robert Townsend (actor)|Robert Townsend]] -American actor and director

1958 - [[Cecily Adams]] -American actress and casting director (d. 2004)

1958 - [[Tim Dakin]] -English bishop

1958 - [[Barry Miller (actor)|Barry Miller]] -American actor

1960 - [[Jeremy Bowen]] -Welsh journalist

1960 - [[Megan Gallagher]] -American actress

1961 - [[Cam Cameron]] -American football player and coach

1961 - [[Bill Lester]] -American race car driver

1961 - [[Yury Onufriyenko]] -Ukrainian-Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1961 - [[Yuko Kobayashi]] -Japanese voice actress

1962 - [[Stavros Lambrinidis]] -Greek lawyer and politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Greece)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Greece

1962 - [[Axl Rose]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Guns N' Roses, Hollywood Rose, and Rapidfire)

1963 - [[David Capel]] -English cricketer and coach

1963 - [[Scott Gordon (ice hockey)|Scott Gordon]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1963 - [[Mike Hough]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1963 - [[Quentin Letts]] -English journalist and critic

1963 - [[Kevin Trudeau]] -American radio host and author

1964 - [[Gordon Downie]] -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Tragically Hip)

1964 - [[Andrey Zvyagintsev]] -Russian actor and director

1965 - [[Jan Svěrák]] -Czech actor, director, and screenwriter

1966 - [[Rick Astley]] -English singer-songwriter

1967 - [[Anita Cochran]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1967 - [[Izumi Sakai]] -Japanese singer-songwriter (Zard) (d. 2007)

1968 - [[Adolfo Valencia]] -Colombian footballer

1968 - [[Akira Yamaoka]] -Japanese composer and producer

1969 - [[David Hayter]] -American actor and screenwriter

1969 - [[Masaharu Fukuyama]] -Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1969 - [[Tim Sherwood]] -English footballer and manager

1970 - [[Per Frandsen]] -Danish footballer and manager

1970 - [[Zhou Kehua]] -Chinese murderer (d. 2012)

1971 - [[Dana Eskelson]] -American actress

1971 - [[Brad Hogg]] -Australian cricketer

1971 - [[Carlos Rogers (basketball)|Carlos Rogers]] -American basketball player

1971 - [[Brian Stepanek]] -American actor

1972 - [[Stefano Bettarini]] -Italian footballer

1972 - [[David Binn]] -American football player

1973 - [[Jeff B. Davis]] -American actor and singer

1973 - [[Ian Scott (actor)|Ian Scott]] -French pornographic actor and director

1975 - [[Chad Allen (baseball)|Chad Allen]] -American baseball player and coach

1975 - [[Orkut Büyükkökten]] -Turkish computer scientist and engineer, created Orkut

1975 - [[Brett Hawke]] -Australian swimmer and coach

1975 - [[Tomoko Kawase]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (The Brilliant Green and Tommy heavenly6)

1976 - [[Tanja Frieden]] -Swiss snowboarder and educator

1976 - [[Kasper Hvidt]] -Danish handball player

1976 - [[Kim Zmeskal]] -American gymnast and coach

1977 - [[Jason Euell]] -English footballer and coach

1977 - [[Josh Stewart]] -American actor

1977 - [[Sergei Sychyov]] -Ukrainian-Estonian ice dancer

1978 - [[Yael Naim]] -French-Israeli singer-songwriter

1979 - [[Dan Bălan]] -Moldovan singer-songwriter and producer (O-Zone)

1980 - [[Ben Lawson]] -Australian actor

1980 - [[Mamiko Noto]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1980 - [[Conor O'Brian]] -American wrestler

1980 - [[Kim Poirier]] -Canadian actress, singer, and producer

1980 - [[Luke Ravenstahl]] -American politician, 58th Mayor of Pittsburgh

1981 - [[Ricky Barnes]] -American golfer

1981 - [[Calum Best]] -American-English model and actor

1981 - [[Shim Eun-jin]] -South Korean singer and actress (Baby V.O.X.)

1981 - [[Alison Haislip]] -American actress and producer

1981 - [[Jens Lekman]] -Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1981 - [[Ty Warren]] -American football player

1982 - [[Tank (Taiwanese singer)|Tank]] -Taiwanese singer-songwriter

1982 - [[Jade Edmistone]] -Australian swimmer

1982 - [[Alice Eve]] -English actress

1982 - [[Elise Ray]] -American gymnast

1983 - [[Sreesanth]] -Indian cricketer

1983 - [[Melrose Bickerstaff]] -American model and fashion designer

1983 - [[Brodie Croyle]] -American football player

1983 - [[Dimas Delgado]] -Spanish footballer

1983 - [[Jamie Whincup]] -Australian race car driver

1983 - [[Myron Wolf Child]] -Canadian activist (d. 2007)

1984 - [[Darren Bent]] -English footballer

1984 - [[Piret Järvis]] -Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Vanilla Ninja)

1984 - [[Katarina Gospic]] -Swedish author

1984 - [[Antoine Wright (basketball)|Antoine Wright]] -American basketball player

1985 - [[Kris Humphries]] -American basketball player

1985 - [[Joji Kato]] -Japanese speed skater

1985 - [[Crystal Reed]] -American actress

1985 - [[Yang Yu (swimmer)|Yang Yu]] -Chinese swimmer

1986 - [[Yunho]] -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (TVXQ)

1986 - [[Dane DeHaan]] -American actor

1986 - [[Alice Greczyn]] -American actress

1986 - [[Brendan Taylor]] -Zimbabwean cricketer

1987 - [[Luisa Värk]] -Estonian singer

1988 - [[Bailey Hanks]] -American actress and singer

1988 - [[Allison Holker]] -American actress and dancer

1989 - [[Craig Cathcart]] -Irish footballer

1989 - [[Jonny Flynn]] -American basketball player

1989 - [[Natapohn Tameeruks]] -Thai actress

1990 - [[Adam Henrique]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1990 - [[Aida Rybalko]] -Lithuanian figure skater

1992 - [[Víctor Mañón]] -Mexican footballer

1993 - [[Jonas Heymans]] -Belgian footballer

1993 - [[Tinashe]] -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (The Stunners)

1993 - [[Teresa Scanlan]] -American model, Miss America 2011

1995 - [[Moon Jong-up]] -South Korean singer and dancer (B.A.P (band)|B.A.P)

1996 - [[Justina Mikulskytė]] -Lithuanian tennis player

History of Deaths


743 - [[Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik]] -Arab caliph (b. 691)

797 - [[Donnchad Midi]] -High King of Ireland (b. 733)

891 - [[Photios I of Constantinople]] -(b. 810)

1215 - [[Hōjō Tokimasa]] -Japanese emperor (b. 1138)

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

1497 - [[Johannes Ockeghem]] -Flemish composer and educator (b. 1410)

1515 - [[Aldus Manutius]] -Italian publisher, founded the Aldine Press (b. 1449)

1585 - [[Edmund Plowden]] -English lawyer and scholar (b. 1518)

1593 - [[Jacques Amyot]] -French author and translator (b. 1513)

1593 - [[Emperor Ōgimachi]] -of Japan (b. 1517)

1612 - [[Christopher Clavius]] -German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1538)

1617 - [[Prospero Alpini]] -Italian physician and botanist (b. 1553)

1685 - [[Charles II of England]] -(b. 1630)

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

1740 - [[Pope Clement XII]] -(b. 1652)

1775 - [[William Dowdeswell (Chancellor)|William Dowdeswell]] -English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1721)

1783 - [[Capability Brown]] -English gardener (b. 1716)

1793 - [[Carlo Goldoni]] -Italian-French playwright (b. 1707)

1806 - [[Thomas-Alexandre Dumas]] -Haitian-French general (b. 1762)

1807 - [[John Reid (British Army officer)|John Reid]] -Scottish general (b. 1721)

1833 - [[Pierre André Latreille]] -French zoologist and entomologist (b. 1762)

1834 - [[Richard Lemon Lander]] -English explorer (b. 1804)

1899 - [[Alfred, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha]] -(b. 1874)

1899 - [[Leo von Caprivi]] -German general and politician, List of Chancellors of Germany|Chancellor of Germany (b. 1831)

1910 - [[Alfonso Maria Fusco]] -Italian priest (b. 1839)

1916 - [[Rubén Darío]] -Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat (b. 1867)

1918 - [[Gustav Klimt]] -Austrian painter (b. 1862)

1929 - [[Maria Christina of Austria]] -(b. 1858)

1931 - [[Motilal Nehru]] -Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1861)

1938 - [[Marianne von Werefkin]] -Russian-Swiss painter (b. 1860)

1942 - [[Jaan Soots]] -Estonian general and politician, 7th Estonian Minister of War (b. 1880)

1951 - [[Gabby Street]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1882)

1952 - [[George VI]] -of the United Kingdom (b. 1895)

1963 - [[Abd el-Krim]] -Moroccan guerrilla leader (b. 1880)

1963 - [[Piero Manzoni]] -Italian artist (b. 1933)

1964 - [[Emilio Aguinaldo]] -Filipino general and politician, 1st President of the Philippines (b. 1869)

1966 - [[Narcisa de Leon]] -Filipino film producer (b. 1877)

1967 - [[Martine Carol]] -French actress (b. 1920)

1976 - [[Ritwik Ghatak]] -Bangladeshi-Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1925)

1976 - [[Vince Guaraldi]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1928)

1981 - [[Hugo Montenegro]] -American composer and conductor (b. 1925)

1981 - [[Frederica of Hanover]] -(b. 1917)

1985 - [[James Hadley Chase]] -English-Swiss soldier and author (b. 1906)

1986 - [[Frederick Coutts]] -Scottish 8th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1899)

1986 - [[Dandy Nichols]] -English actress (b. 1907)

1986 - [[Minoru Yamasaki]] -American architect, designed the World Trade Center (1973–2001)|World Trade Center (b. 1912)

1987 - [[Julien Chouinard]] -Canadian lawyer and jurist (b. 1929)

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

1989 - [[Chris Gueffroy]] -German man, who attempted to climb List of deaths at the Berlin Wall|the Berlin Wall (b. 1968)

1989 - [[Joe Raposo]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1937)

1989 - [[King Tubby]] -Jamaican DJ, producer, and composer (b. 1941)

1989 - [[Barbara W. Tuchman]] -American historian and author (b. 1912)

1990 - [[Jimmy Van Heusen]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1913)

1991 - [[Salvador Luria]] -Italian biologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)

1991 - [[Danny Thomas]] -American singer, actor, and producer (b. 1914)

1993 - [[Arthur Ashe]] -American tennis player and sportscaster (b. 1943)

1994 - [[Joseph Cotten]] -American actor and singer (b. 1905)

1994 - [[Jack Kirby]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1917)

1995 - [[James Merrill]] -American soldier and poet (b. 1926)

1996 - [[Guy Madison]] -American actor and producer (b. 1922)

1997 - [[Roger Laurent]] -Belgian race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1913)

1998 - [[Falco (musician)|Falco]] -Austrian singer-songwriter (b. 1957)

1998 - [[José Marroquín Leal]] -Mexican actor and clown (b. 1933)

1998 - [[Carl Wilson]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Beach Boys) (b. 1946)

1999 - [[Danny Dayton]] -American actor and director (b. 1923)

1999 - [[Don Dunstan]] -Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of South Australia (b. 1926)

1999 - [[Jimmy Roberts (singer)|Jimmy Roberts]] -American tenor (b. 1924)

2000 - [[Phil Walters]] -American racing driver (b. 1916)

2001 - [[Fulgence Charpentier]] -Canadian soldier and journalist (b. 1897)

2001 - [[Filemon Lagman]] -Filipino theoretician and activist (b. 1953)

2002 - [[Max Perutz]] -Austrian-English biologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

2004 - [[Gerald Bouey]] -Canadian lieutenant and economist (b. 1920)

2005 - [[Lazar Berman]] -Russian pianist (b. 1930)

2005 - [[Karl Haas]] -German-American pianist, conductor, and radio host (b. 1913)

2006 - [[Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez]] -American actor and singer (b. 1925)

2007 - [[Lew Burdette]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1926)

2007 - [[Lee Hoffman]] -American author (b. 1932)

2007 - [[Len Hopkins]] -Canadian educator and politician (b. 1930)

2007 - [[Frankie Laine]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1913)

2007 - [[Harry Webster]] -English engineer (b. 1927)

2007 - [[Willye White]] -American runner and long jumper (b. 1939)

2008 - [[John McWethy]] -American journalist (b. 1947)

2008 - [[Tony Rolt]] -English race car driver and engineer (b. 1918)

2009 - [[Philip Carey]] -American actor (b. 1925)

2009 - [[James Whitmore]] -American actor and singer (b. 1921)

2011 - [[Gary Moore]] -Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Skid Row (Irish band)|Skid Row and Thin Lizzy) (b. 1952)

2012 - [[Peter Breck]] -American actor (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Nuri Otay]] -Turkish businessman (b. 1957)

2012 - [[David Rosenhan]] -American psychologist and academic (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Antoni Tàpies]] -Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1923)

2012 - [[Janice E. Voss]] -American engineer and astronaut (b. 1956)

2013 - [[Mo-Do]] -Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1966)

2013 - [[Chokri Belaid]] -Tunisian lawyer and politician (b. 1964)

2013 - [[Menachem Elon]] -German-Israeli academic and jurist (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Alden Mason (artist)|Alden Mason]] -American painter and academic (b. 1919)

2014 - [[Vasiľ Biľak]] -Slovak tailor and politician (b. 1917)

2014 - [[Alison Jolly]] -American-English primatologist and zoologist (b. 1937)

2014 - [[Ralph Kiner]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)

2014 - [[Maxine Kumin]] -American author and poet (b. 1925)

2014 - [[Vaçe Zela]] -Albanian-Swiss singer and guitarist (b. 1939)

2015 - [[André Brink]] -South African author and playwright (b. 1935)

2015 - [[Marisa Del Frate]] -Italian actress and singer (b. 1931)

2015 - [[Assia Djebar]] -Algerian-French author and translator (b. 1936)

2015 - [[Alan Nunnelee]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1958)

2015 - [[Pedro León Zapata]] -Venezuelan cartoonist (b. 1929)

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