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Day History: February-8

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Events History


421 - [[Constantius III]] -becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

1238 - [[Mongol Empire|Mongols]] -burn the Russian city of Vladimir.

1250 - [[Seventh Crusade]] -Crusaders engage Ayyubid dynasty|Ayyubid forces in the Battle of Al Mansurah.

1347 - [[Byzantine civil war of 1341–47]] -ends with a power-sharing agreement between John VI Kantakouzenos and John V Palaiologos.

1575 - [[Leiden University]] -is founded, and given the motto ''Praesidium Libertatis''.

1587 - [[Mary, Queen of Scots]] -is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Elizabeth I of England|Queen Elizabeth I.

1601 - [[Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex]] -rebels against Queen Elizabeth I

1693 - [[College of William & Mary]] -in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter by William III of England|King William III and Mary II of England|Queen Mary II.

1726 - [[Supreme Privy Council]] -is established in Russia.

1817 - [[Juan Gregorio de las Heras|Las Heras]] -Crossing of the Andes|crosses the Andes with an army to join José de San Martín|San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.

1837 - [[Richard Mentor Johnson|Richard Johnson]] -becomes the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the United States Senate.

1855 - [[Devil's Footprints]] -mysteriously appear in southern Devon.

1856 - [[Barbu Dimitrie Știrbei]] -abolishes slavery in Wallachia.

1865 - [[Delaware]] -voters reject the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and vote to continue the practice of slavery. (Delaware finally ratifies the amendment on February 12, 1901.)

1879 - [[Sandford Fleming]] -first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.

1879 - [[England cricket team]] -led by George Harris, 4th Baron Harris|Lord Harris is Sydney Riot of 1879|attacked during a riot during a match in Sydney.

1885 - [[Japanese in Hawaii|Japanese immigrants]] -arrived in Hawaii.

1887 - [[Dawes Act]] -authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native Americans in the United States|Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.

1904 - [[Battle of Port Arthur]] -A surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Lushun|Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.

1910 - [[Boy Scouts of America]] -is incorporated by William D. Boyce.

1915 - [[D. W. Griffith]] -s controversial film ''The Birth of a Nation'' premieres in Los Angeles.

1922 - [[Warren G. Harding]] -introduces the first radio set in the White House.

1924 - [[Capital punishment]] -The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.

1942 - [[World War II]] -Empire of Japan|Japan Battle of Singapore|invades Singapore.

1945 - [[Operation Veritable]] -to occupy the west bank of the Rhine.

1946 - [[Revised Standard Version]] -of the Bible, the first serious challenge to the popularity of the Authorized King James Version, is published.

1948 - [[Korean People's Army]] -of North Korea is announced.

1949 - [[Cardinal Mindszenty]] -of Hungary is sentenced for treason.

1950 - [[Stasi]] -the secret police of East Germany, is established.

1952 - [[Elizabeth II]] -is proclaimed Queen regnant|Queen of the United Kingdom.

1955 - [[Sindh]] -Pakistan, abolishes the Feudalism in Pakistan|Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km2) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.

1960 - [[Order-in-Council]] -stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".

1960 - [[Hollywood Walk of Fame]] -

1962 - [[Charonne massacre]] -Nine trade unionists are killed by French police at the instigation of Nazi collaborator Maurice Papon, then chief of the Paris Prefecture of Police.

1963 - [[Cuba]] -are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy administration.

1963 - [[Guillermo González Camarena]] -

1963 - [[Prime Minister of Iraq]] -Brigadier General Abd al-Karim Qasim is Ramadan Revolution|overthrown by the Ba'ath Party.

1965 - [[Eastern Air Lines Flight 663]] -crashes into the Atlantic Ocean and explodes, killing everyone aboard.

1968 - [[American civil rights movement]] -The Orangeburg massacre: An attack on black students from South Carolina State University who are protesting racial segregation at the town's only bowling alley, leaves three or four dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

1969 - [[Allende meteorite]] -falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua (state)|Chihuahua, Mexico.

1971 - [[NASDAQ]] -stock market index opens for the first time.

1971 - [[Army of the Republic of Vietnam|South Vietnamese ground troops]] -Operation Lam Son 719|launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop People's Army of Vietnam|communist infiltration.

1974 - [[outer space|space]] -the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth.

1974 - [[coup]] -in Burkina Faso|Upper Volta.

1978 - [[United States Senate]] -are broadcast on radio for the first time.

1981 - [[association football]] -spectators are Karaiskakis Stadium disaster|trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens F.C.

1983 - [[Melbourne dust storm]] -hits Australia's second largest city. The result of the worst drought on record and a day of severe weather conditions, a {{convert|320|m|ft}} deep dust cloud envelops the city, turning day to night.

1986 - [[Hinton train collision]] -Twenty-three people are killed when a VIA Rail passenger train collides with a 118-car Canadian National freight train near the town of Hinton, Alberta, west of Edmonton. It is the worst rail accident in Canada until the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec derailment in 2013 which killed forty-seven people.

1993 - [[General Motors]] -sues NBC after ''Dateline NBC'' allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.

1996 - [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] -passes the Communications Decency Act.

1996 - [[24 Hours in Cyberspace]] -' takes place.

2010 - [[Hindu Kush]] -mountains of Afghanistan triggers a series of at least 2010 Salang avalanches|36 avalanches, burying over two miles of road, killing at least 172 people and trapping over 2,000 travelers.

2013 - [[February 2013 nor'easter|A blizzard]] -disrupts transportation and leaves hundreds of thousands of people without electricity in the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada.

2014 - [[2014 Medina hotel fire|hotel fire]] -in Medina, Saudi Arabia kills 15 Egyptian pilgrims with 130 also injured.

Famous Birthdays


120 - [[Vettius Valens]] -Greek astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer (d. 175)

412 - [[Proclus]] -Greek mathematician and philosopher (d. 485)

882 - [[Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid]] -Egyptian commander and politician, List of governors of Islamic Egypt|Abbasid Governor of Egypt (d. 946)

1191 - [[Yaroslav II of Vladimir]] -(d. 1246)

1291 - [[Afonso IV of Portugal]] -(d. 1357)

1405 - [[Constantine XI Palaiologos]] -Byzantine emperor (d. 1453)

1487 - [[Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg]] -(d. 1550)

1552 - [[Agrippa d'Aubigné]] -French poet and soldier (d. 1630)

1577 - [[Robert Burton (scholar)|Robert Burton]] -English priest, physician, and scholar (d. 1640)

1685 - [[Charles-Jean-François Hénault]] -French historian and author (d. 1770)

1700 - [[Daniel Bernoulli]] -Dutch-Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1782)

1708 - [[Václav Jan Kopřiva]] -Bohemian organist and composer (d. 1789)

1720 - [[Emperor Sakuramachi]] -of Japan (d. 1750)

1741 - [[André Grétry]] -Belgian-French organist and composer (d. 1813)

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

1764 - [[Joseph Leopold Eybler]] -Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1846)

1792 - [[Caroline Augusta of Bavaria]] -(d. 1873)

1798 - [[Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia]] -(d. 1849)

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

1807 - [[Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins]] -English sculptor and zoologist (d. 1889)

1819 - [[John Ruskin]] -English author, critic, and academic (d. 1900)

1820 - [[William Tecumseh Sherman]] -American general (d. 1891)

1822 - [[Maxime Du Camp]] -French photographer and journalist (d. 1894)

1825 - [[Henry Walter Bates]] -English geographer, biologist, and explorer (d. 1892)

1828 - [[Jules Verne]] -French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1905)

1829 - [[Vital-Justin Grandin]] -French-Canadian bishop and missionary (d. 1902)

1834 - [[Dmitri Mendeleev]] -Russian chemist and academic (d. 1907)

1850 - [[Kate Chopin]] -American author (d. 1904)

1866 - [[Moses Gomberg]] -Ukrainian-American chemist and academic (d. 1947)

1878 - [[Martin Buber]] -Austrian-Israeli philosopher and academic (d. 1965)

1880 - [[Franz Marc]] -German soldier and painter (d. 1916)

1880 - [[Viktor Schwanneke]] -German actor and director (d. 1931)

1882 - [[Thomas Selfridge]] -American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1908)

1883 - [[Joseph Schumpeter]] -Czech-American economist and political scientist (d. 1950)

1884 - [[Reginald Baker (sportsman)|Reginald Baker]] -Australian boxer, rugby player, and actor (d. 1953)

1886 - [[Charlie Ruggles]] -American actor and singer (d. 1970)

1888 - [[Edith Evans]] -English actress (d. 1976)

1890 - [[Claro M. Recto]] -Filipino lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1960)

1893 - [[Ba Maw]] -Burmese politician, Prime Minister of Burma (d. 1977)

1894 - [[Ludwig Marcuse]] -German philosopher and author (d. 1971)

1894 - [[King Vidor]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)

1897 - [[Zakir Hussain (politician)|Zakir Hussain]] -Indian academic and politician, 3rd president of India (d. 1969)

1899 - [[Lonnie Johnson (musician)|Lonnie Johnson]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1970)

1900 - [[Ivan Ivanov-Vano]] -Russian animator and director (d. 1987)

1902 - [[Demchugdongrub]] -Mongolian activist (d. 1966)

1903 - [[Greta Keller]] -Austrian-American singer and actress (d. 1977)

1903 - [[Aleksander Mitt]] -Estonian speed skater (d. 1942)

1906 - [[Chester Carlson]] -American physicist and lawyer, invented Xerography (d. 1968)

1909 - [[Elisabeth Murdoch (philanthropist)|Elisabeth Murdoch]] -Australian philanthropist (d. 2012)

1911 - [[Elizabeth Bishop]] -American poet and author (d. 1979)

1913 - [[Betty Field]] -American actress (d. 1973)

1913 - [[Danai Stratigopoulou]] -Greek singer-songwriter (d. 2009)

1914 - [[Bill Finger]] -American screenwriter and author (d. 1974)

1915 - [[Georges Guétary]] -Egyptian-French singer, dancer, and actor (d. 1997)

1918 - [[Freddie Blassie]] -American wrestler and manager (d. 2003)

1921 - [[Barney Danson]] -Canadian colonel and politician, 21st Minister of National Defence (Canada)|Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2011)

1921 - [[Lana Turner]] -American actress and singer (d. 1995)

1922 - [[Audrey Meadows]] -American actress and singer (d. 1996)

1924 - [[Lisel Mueller]] -German-American poet and academic

1925 - [[Jack Lemmon]] -American actor, singer, and director (d. 2001)

1926 - [[Neal Cassady]] -American author and poet (d. 1968)

1928 - [[Osian Ellis]] -Welsh harp player and composer

1928 - [[Jack Larson]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1928 - [[Gene Lees]] -Canadian journalist and songwriter (d. 2010)

1929 - [[Claude Rich]] -French actor and screenwriter

1930 - [[James Deetz]] -American anthropologist and academic (d. 2000)

1930 - [[Alejandro Rey]] -Argentinian-American actor and director (d. 1987)

1930 - [[Arlan Stangeland]] -American farmer and politician (d. 2013)

1931 - [[James Dean]] -American actor (d. 1955)

1932 - [[Cliff Allison]] -English race car driver (d. 2005)

1932 - [[Vladas Garastas]] -Lithuanian basketball player and coach

1932 - [[John Williams]] -American pianist, composer, and conductor

1933 - [[Elly Ameling]] -Dutch soprano

1937 - [[Manfred Krug]] -German actor and singer

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

1939 - [[Ken Iman]] -American football player and coach (d. 2010)

1939 - [[Jose Maria Sison]] -Filipino activist and theorist

1940 - [[Ted Koppel]] -English-American journalist

1941 - [[Nick Nolte]] -American actor and producer

1941 - [[Tom Rush]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1941 - [[Jagjit Singh]] -Indian singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1942 - [[Robert Klein]] -American comedian, actor, and singer

1942 - [[Terry Melcher]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Bruce & Terry) (d. 2004)

1943 - [[Creed Bratton]] -American actor and singer (The Grass Roots)

1943 - [[Pirzada Qasim]] -Pakistani poet and academic

1944 - [[Roger Lloyd-Pack]] -English actor (d. 2014)

1944 - [[Tony Minson]] -English virologist and academic

1948 - [[Lynda Lyon Block]] -American murderer (d. 2002)

1948 - [[Dan Seals]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (England Dan & John Ford Coley) (d. 2009)

1948 - [[Ron Tyson]] -American singer-songwriter (The Temptations)

1949 - [[Brooke Adams (actress)|Brooke Adams]] -American actress and producer

1949 - [[Niels Arestrup]] -French actor, director, and screenwriter

1950 - [[Cristina Ferrare]] -American model and actress

1951 - [[Z'EV]] -American poet and drummer

1952 - [[Marinho Chagas]] -Brazilian footballer and coach (d. 2014)

1952 - [[Daisuke Gōri]] -Japanese actor (d. 2010)

1953 - [[Mary Steenburgen]] -American actress, singer, and producer

1955 - [[John Grisham]] -American lawyer and author

1955 - [[Jim Neidhart]] -American wrestler

1956 - [[Marques Johnson]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1956 - [[Dave Meros]] -American bass player (Spock's Beard)

1956 - [[Kostas Triantafyllopoulos]] -Greek actor

1957 - [[Katherine Freese]] -American astrophysicist

1958 - [[Sherri Martel]] -American wrestler and manager (d. 2007)

1960 - [[Benigno Aquino III]] -Filipino politician, 15th President of the Philippines

1960 - [[Dino Ciccarelli]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1960 - [[Stuart Hamm]] -American bass player

1961 - [[Vince Neil]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (Mötley Crüe)

1961 - [[Bruce Timm]] -American animator and producer

1962 - [[Daniel Levy (businessman)|Daniel Levy]] -English businessman

1962 - [[Dennis Padilla]] -Filipino actor

1963 - [[Mohammad Azharuddin]] -Indian cricketer and politician

1963 - [[Joshua Kadison]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1964 - [[Robert Nebřenský]] -Czech actor and singer

1964 - [[Trinny Woodall]] -English fashion designer and author

1965 - [[Dicky Cheung]] -Hong Kong actor and singer (Big Four (band)|Big Four)

1965 - [[Miguel Pardeza]] -Spanish footballer

1966 - [[Bruno Labbadia]] -German footballer and manager

1966 - [[Sarah Montague]] -English journalist and radio host

1966 - [[Kirk Muller]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1966 - [[Hristo Stoichkov]] -Bulgarian footballer and manager

1967 - [[Rachel Cusk]] -Canadian-English author

1968 - [[Gary Coleman]] -American actor (d. 2010)

1969 - [[Mary Robinette Kowal]] -American puppeteer and author

1969 - [[Mary McCormack]] -American actress and producer

1969 - [[Shiva Rose]] -American actress

1970 - [[John Filan]] -Australian footballer and coach

1970 - [[Alonzo Mourning]] -American basketball player

1970 - [[Zoubin Ghahramani]] -Professor of Information Engineering, University of Cambridge

1971 - [[Andre El Haddad]] -Lebanese footballer and referee

1971 - [[Mika Karppinen]] -Swedish-Finnish drummer (HIM (Finnish band)|HIM and To Separate the Flesh from the Bones)

1971 - [[Andrus Veerpalu]] -Estonian skier

1971 - [[Aidy Boothroyd]] -English footballer and manager

1972 - [[Big Show]] -American wrestler and actor

1972 - [[Hiroshi Tsuchida]] -Japanese voice actor and actor

1973 - [[Keith McDonald (baseball)|Keith McDonald]] -Japanese-American baseball player

1973 - [[Project Pat]] -American rapper

1974 - [[Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo]] -French DJ and producer (Daft Punk and Darlin' (French band)|Darlin')

1974 - [[Ulises de la Cruz]] -Ecuadorian footballer and politician

1974 - [[Seth Green]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1974 - [[Kimbo Slice]] -Bahamian-American boxer, mixed martial artist, and actor

1974 - [[Chris Waitt]] -English singer and director

1976 - [[Khaled Mashud]] -Bangladeshi cricketer

1976 - [[Adam Piatt]] -American baseball player

1976 - [[Abi Titmuss]] -English model and actress

1976 - [[Nicolas Vouilloz]] -French race car driver and biker

1977 - [[Barry Hall]] -Australian footballer

1977 - [[Bridgette Kerkove]] -American porn actress, director, and producer

1977 - [[Roman Kostomarov]] -Russian ice dancer

1977 - [[Yucef Merhi]] -Venezuelan-American poet and graphic designer

1977 - [[Christian Vasquez]] -Filipino model and actor

1979 - [[Aaron Cook (baseball)|Aaron Cook]] -American baseball player

1979 - [[Josh Keaton]] -American actor and singer

1980 - [[Ralf Little]] -English footballer and actor

1980 - [[Jenny Miller]] -Canadian-Filipino actress

1980 - [[Cameron Muncey]] -Australian singer and guitarist (Jet (band)|Jet)

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

1981 - [[Sophie Choudry]] -English actress and singer

1981 - [[Myriam Montemayor Cruz]] -Mexican singer

1982 - [[Carlene Aguilar]] -Filipino model and actress, Miss Philippines Earth 2001

1982 - [[Liam McIntyre]] -Australian actor

1982 - [[Sousuke Takaoka]] -Japanese actor

1982 - [[Danny Tamberelli]] -American actor

1982 - [[Erik Rhodes (pornographic actor)|Erik Rhodes]] -American porn actor and director (d. 2012)

1983 - [[Jermaine Anderson]] -Canadian basketball player

1983 - [[Cory Jane]] -New Zealand rugby player

1983 - [[Elina Partõka]] -Estonian swimmer

1983 - [[Olga Syahputra]] -Indonesian actor and singer (d. 2015)

1983 - [[Jim Verraros]] -American singer and actor

1984 - [[Manuel Osborne-Paradis]] -Canadian skier

1984 - [[Cecily Strong]] -American actress

1984 - [[Panagiotis Vasilopoulos]] -Greek basketball player

1985 - [[Petra Cetkovská]] -Czech tennis player

1985 - [[Jeremy Davis]] -American bass player and songwriter (Paramore)

1985 - [[Nao Matsushita]] -Japanese actress and singer

1987 - [[Javi García]] -Spanish footballer

1987 - [[Carolina Kostner]] -Italian figure skater

1988 - [[Rucha Hasabnis]] -Indian actress

1988 - [[Keegan Meth]] -Zimbabwean cricketer

1988 - [[Ryan Pinkston]] -American actor

1988 - [[Nozomi Sasaki (model)|Nozomi Sasaki]] -Japanese model

1989 - [[Zac Guildford]] -New Zealand rugby player

1989 - [[Dani Harmer]] -English actress and singer

1989 - [[JaJuan Johnson]] -American basketball player

1989 - [[Courtney Vandersloot]] -American basketball player

1990 - [[Trần Thị Thùy Dung]] -Vietnamese model, Miss Vietnam|Miss Vietnam 2008

1990 - [[Bethany Hamilton]] -American surfer

1990 - [[Jonathan Page (footballer)|Jonathan Page]] -English footballer

1990 - [[Daniel Vidot]] -Australian rugby league footballer

1991 - [[Aristidis Soiledis]] -Greek footballer

1991 - [[Roberto Soriano]] -Italian footballer

1991 - [[Nam Woo-hyun]] -South Korean singer, dancer and actor (Infinite (band)|Infinite and Toheart (band)|Toheart)

1992 - [[Carl Jenkinson]] -English-Finnish footballer

1994 - [[Nikki Yanofsky]] -Canadian singer-songwriter

1995 - [[Ksenia Gaydarzhi]] -Russian tennis player

1995 - [[Yao Jinnan]] -Chinese gymnast

1995 - [[Jordan Todosey]] -Canadian actress

1997 - [[Kathryn Newton]] -American actress

1998 - [[Šarlote Lēnmane]] -Latvian singer-songwriter

History of Deaths


1204 - [[Alexios IV Angelos]] -Byzantine emperor (b. 1182)

1250 - [[Robert I, Count of Artois]] -(b. 1216)

1250 - [[William II Longespée]] -English martyr (b. 1212)

1265 - [[Hulagu Khan]] -Mongol ruler (b. 1217)

1296 - [[Przemysł II]] -of Poland (b. 1257)

1572 - [[Cho Shik]] -Korean poet, scholar, and educator (b. 1501)

1587 - [[Mary, Queen of Scots]] -(b. 1542)

1599 - [[Robert Rollock]] -Scottish theologian and academic (b. 1555)

1676 - [[Alexis of Russia]] -(b. 1629)

1623 - [[Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter]] -English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire (b. 1546)

1696 - [[Ivan V of Russia]] -(b. 1666)

1709 - [[Giuseppe Torelli]] -Italian violinist and composer (b. 1658)

1725 - [[Peter the Great]] -Russian emperor (b. 1672)

1749 - [[Jan van Huysum]] -Dutch painter (b. 1682)

1750 - [[Aaron Hill (writer)|Aaron Hill]] -English playwright and poet (b. 1685)

1768 - [[George Dance the Elder]] -English architect, designed St Leonard's, Shoreditch|St Leonard's and St Botolph's Aldgate (b. 1695)

1772 - [[Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha]] -(b. 1719)

1847 - [[Theodor Valentin Volkmar]] -German politician, 1st List of mayors of Marburg|Lord Mayor of Marburg (b. 1781)

1849 - [[François Habeneck]] -French violinist and conductor (b. 1781)

1849 - [[France Prešeren]] -Slovenian poet and lawyer (b. 1800)

1856 - [[Agostino Bassi]] -Italian entomologist and academic (b. 1773)

1907 - [[Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom]] -Dutch chemist and academic (b. 1854)

1910 - [[Hans Jæger]] -Norwegian philosopher and activist (b. 1854)

1915 - [[François Langelier]] -Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 10th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1838)

1921 - [[George Formby Snr]] -English actor and singer (b. 1876)

1921 - [[Peter Kropotkin]] -Russian zoologist, geographer, and philologist (b. 1842)

1924 - [[Gee Jon]] -Chinese-American criminal (b. 1895)

1932 - [[Mad Dog Coll]] -Irish-American mob boss (b. 1908)

1932 - [[Yordan Milanov]] -Bulgarian architect, designed the Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church (b. 1867)

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

1936 - [[Charles Curtis]] -American lawyer and politician, 31st Vice President of the United States (b. 1860)

1945 - [[Italo Santelli]] -Italian fencer (b. 1866)

1956 - [[Connie Mack]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1862)

1957 - [[Walther Bothe]] -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)

1957 - [[John von Neumann]] -Hungarian-American mathematician and physicist (b. 1903)

1960 - [[J. L. Austin]] -English philosopher and academic (b. 1911)

1960 - [[Giles Gilbert Scott]] -English architect and engineer, designed the Red telephone box and Liverpool Cathedral (b. 1880)

1963 - [[George Dolenz]] -Italian-American actor (b. 1908)

1964 - [[Ernst Kretschmer]] -German psychiatrist and author (b. 1888)

1972 - [[Markos Vamvakaris]] -Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (b. 1905)

1975 - [[Robert Robinson (organic chemist)|Robert Robinson]] -English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)

1977 - [[Eivind Groven]] -Norwegian composer and theorist (b. 1901)

1979 - [[Dennis Gabor]] -Hungarian-English physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)

1980 - [[Nikos Xilouris]] -Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1936)

1982 - [[John Hay Whitney]] -American financier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (b. 1904)

1984 - [[Karel Miljon]] -Dutch boxer (b. 1903)

1985 - [[William Lyons]] -English businessman, co-founded Swallow Sidecar Company (b. 1901)

1985 - [[Marvin Miller (actor)|Marvin Miller]] -American actor (b. 1913)

1987 - [[Harriet E. MacGibbon]] -American actress (b. 1905)

1990 - [[Del Shannon]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)

1992 - [[Stanley Armour Dunham]] -American sergeant (b. 1918)

1993 - [[Nagalingam Shanmugathasan]] -Sri Lankan politician (b. 1920)

1994 - [[Raymond Scott]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1908)

1996 - [[Del Ennis]] -American baseball player (b. 1925)

1997 - [[Robert Ridgely]] -American actor and singer (b. 1931)

1998 - [[Halldór Laxness]] -Icelandic author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)

1998 - [[Enoch Powell]] -English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health (b. 1912)

1998 - [[Julian Simon]] -American economist and author (b. 1932)

1999 - [[Iris Murdoch]] -Irish-English philosopher and author (b. 1919)

2000 - [[Sid Abel]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1918)

2000 - [[Derrick Thomas]] -American football player (b. 1967)

2001 - [[Ivo Caprino]] -Norwegian director and screenwriter (b. 1920)

2002 - [[Ong Teng Cheong]] -Singaporean architect and politician, 5th President of Singapore (b. 1936)

2002 - [[Joachim Hoffmann]] -German historian and author (b. 1930)

2004 - [[Cem Karaca]] -Turkish singer and guitarist (b. 1945)

2004 - [[Julius Schwartz]] -American journalist and author (b. 1915)

2005 - [[Keith Knudsen]] -American singer-songwriter and drummer (The Doobie Brothers and Southern Pacific (band)|Southern Pacific) (b. 1948)

2006 - [[Elton Dean]] -English saxophonist (Soft Machine) (b. 1945)

2006 - [[Akira Ifukube]] -Japanese composer (b. 1914)

2007 - [[Anna Nicole Smith]] -American model and actress (b. 1967)

2007 - [[Ian Stevenson]] -Canadian-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1918)

2008 - [[Chua Ek Kay]] -Chinese-Singaporean painter (b. 1947)

2008 - [[Phyllis A. Whitney]] -Japanese-American author (b. 1903)

2009 - [[Marian Cozma]] -Romanian handball player (b. 1982)

2010 - [[John Murtha]] -American colonel and politician (b. 1932)

2011 - [[Tony Malinosky]] -American baseball player and soldier (b. 1909)

2012 - [[Wando (singer)|Wando]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1945)

2012 - [[Phil Bruns]] -American actor (b. 1931)

2012 - [[Laurie Main]] -Australian-American actor (b. 1922)

2012 - [[Gunther Plaut]] -German-Canadian rabbi and author (b. 1912)

2012 - [[Jimmy Sabater]] -American singer and timbales player (b. 1936)

2012 - [[Luis Alberto Spinetta]] -Argentinean singer-songwriter (Almendra (band)|Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, and Invisible (band)|Invisible) (b. 1950)

2013 - [[Ralph Braun]] -American businessman (b. 1940)

2013 - [[Chris Brinker]] -American director and producer (b. 1970)

2013 - [[Giovanni Cheli]] -Italian cardinal (b. 1918)

2013 - [[James DePreist]] -American conductor and educator (b. 1936)

2013 - [[Alan Sharp]] -Scottish-American screenwriter and author (b. 1934)

2014 - [[Dick Berk]] -American drummer and bandleader (b. 1939)

2014 - [[Els Borst]] -Dutch physician and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1932)

2014 - [[Maicon Pereira de Oliveira]] -Brazilian footballer (b. 1988)

2014 - [[Nancy Holt]] -American sculptor and painter (b. 1938)

2014 - [[Keith Hughes (basketball)|Keith Hughes]] -American basketball player and coach (b. 1968)

2014 - [[Abe Woodson]] -American football player and minister (b. 1934)

2015 - [[Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde]] -Finnish physician and parapsychologist (b. 1939)

2015 - [[Andrew Rosenfeld]] -English businessman, co-founded Minerva (property firm)|Minerva (b. 1962)

2015 - [[Müzeyyen Senar]] -Turkish singer-songwriter (b. 1918)

2015 - [[Mario Vázquez Raña]] -Mexican businessman (b. 1932)

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