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Day History: February-9

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Events History


474 - [[Zeno (emperor)|Zeno]] -crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

1555 - [[Bishop of Gloucester]] -John Hooper (bishop)|John Hooper is burned at the stake.

1621 - [[Pope Gregory XV|Gregory XV]] -becomes Pope, the last Pope Papal election|elected by acclamation.

1654 - [[Capture of Fort Rocher]] -takes place during the Anglo-Spanish War (1654–60)|Anglo-Spanish War.

1775 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -The Parliament of Great Britain|British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.

1788 - [[Habsburg Monarchy|Habsburg Empire]] -joins the Russo-Turkish War (1787–92)|Russo-Turkish War in the Imperial Russia|Russian camp.

1825 - [[U.S. Electoral College|electoral votes]] -in United States presidential election, 1824|the US presidential election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams as President of the United States.

1849 - [[Roman Republic (19th century)|New Roman Republic]] -established

1861 - [[American Civil War]] -Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Montgomery Convention|Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.

1870 - [[Ulysses S. Grant]] -signs a joint resolution of United States Congress|Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau.

1889 - [[Grover Cleveland]] -signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a United States Cabinet|Cabinet-level agency.

1895 - [[William G. Morgan]] -creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.

1900 - [[Davis Cup]] -competition is established.

1904 - [[Russo-Japanese War]] -Battle of Port Arthur concludes.

1913 - [[meteor]] -Meteor procession of February 9, 1913|is visible across much of the eastern seaboard of North and South America, leading astronomers to conclude the source had been a small, short-lived natural satellite of the Earth.

1920 - [[Svalbard Treaty]] -international diplomacy recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Arctic archipelago Svalbard, and designates it as demilitarized.

1922 - [[Brazil]] -becomes a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works|Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1934 - [[Balkan Entente]] -is formed.

1942 - [[World War II]] -Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.

1942 - [[Daylight saving time]] -is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.

1943 - [[Allies of World War II|Allied]] -authorities declare Guadalcanal (Pacific Ocean island)|Guadalcanal secure after Empire of Japan|Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.

1945 - [[Allies of World War II|Allied]] -aircraft Black Friday (1945)|unsuccessfully attacked a Nazi Germany|German destroyer in Førdefjorden, Norway.

1950 - [[Second Red Scare]] -United States Senate|US Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communism|Communists.

1951 - [[Korean War]] -Geochang massacre

1959 - [[R-7 Semyorka]] -the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, Soviet Union|USSR.

1964 - [[The Beatles]] -make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA.

1965 - [[Vietnam War]] -The first United States troops with a combat mission, a Marine Corps Hawk air defense missile battalion, are sent to South Vietnam.

1969 - [[Boeing 747]] -

1971 - [[Sylmar earthquake]] -hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.

1971 - [[Satchel Paige]] -becomes the first negro league baseball|Negro League player to be voted into the USA's National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum|Baseball Hall of Fame.

1971 - [[Apollo program]] -Apollo 14 returns to Earth after the third manned Moon landing.

1975 - [[Soyuz 17]] -Soviet Union|Soviet spacecraft returns to Earth.

1986 - [[Halley's Comet]] -last appeared in the inner Solar System.

1991 - [[Lithuania]] -vote for independence.

1996 - [[Provisional Irish Republican Army]] -declares the end to its 18-month ceasefire and 1996 Docklands bombing|explodes a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.

2001 - [[Ehime Maru and USS Greeneville collision|strikes and sinks]] -the ''Ehime-Maru'', a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.

2013 - [[2013 Nariño earthquake|earthquake]] -strikes southwest Colombia causing major disruption to the region and injuring at least 15 people.

Famous Birthdays


1441 - [[Ali-Shir Nava'i]] -Turkish poet, linguist, and painter (d. 1501)

1533 - [[Shimazu Yoshihisa]] -Japanese daimyo (d. 1611)

1645 - [[Johann Aegidius Bach]] -German viola player (d. 1716)

1666 - [[George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney]] -Scottish field marshal (d. 1737)

1711 - [[Luis Vicente de Velasco e Isla]] -Spanish sailor and commander (d. 1762)

1737 - [[Thomas Paine]] -English-born American philosopher, author, and activist (d. 1809)

1741 - [[Henri-Joseph Rigel]] -German-French composer (d. 1799)

1747 - [[Sir John Duckworth, 1st Baronet]] -English admiral and politician, List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador|Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1817)

1751 - [[Antoine Bullant]] -Czech bassoon player and composer (d. 1821)

1756 - [[Karel Blažej Kopřiva]] -Czech organist and composer (d. 1785)

1763 - [[Louis I, Grand Duke of Baden]] -(d. 1830)

1769 - [[George W. Campbell]] -Scottish-American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1848)

1773 - [[William Henry Harrison]] -American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)

1775 - [[Farkas Bolyai]] -Romanian-Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1856)

1781 - [[Johann Baptist von Spix]] -German biologist and explorer (d. 1826)

1783 - [[Vasily Zhukovsky]] -Russian poet and translator (d. 1852)

1789 - [[Franz Xaver Gabelsberger]] -German engineer, invented Gabelsberger shorthand (d. 1849)

1792 - [[Thomas Cooke (bishop)|Thomas Cooke]] -Canadian bishop and missionary (d. 1870)

1800 - [[Hyrum Smith]] -American religious leader (d. 1844)

1814 - [[Samuel J. Tilden]] -American lawyer and politician, 28th Governor of New York (d. 1886)

1834 - [[Felix Dahn]] -German lawyer, historian, and author (d. 1912)

1839 - [[Silas Adams]] -American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 1896)

1846 - [[Wilhelm Maybach]] -German businessman, founded Maybach (d. 1929)

1846 - [[Whitaker Wright]] -English businessman and financier (d. 1904)

1847 - [[Hugh Price Hughes]] -Welsh-English clergyman and theologian (d. 1902)

1863 - [[Anthony Hope]] -English author and playwright (d. 1933)

1864 - [[Miina Härma]] -Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1941)

1865 - [[Mrs. Patrick Campbell]] -English-French actress (d. 1940)

1865 - [[Erich von Drygalski]] -German geographer and geophysicist (d. 1949)

1867 - [[Natsume Sōseki]] -Japanese author and poet (d. 1916)

1871 - [[Howard Taylor Ricketts]] -American pathologist and physician (d. 1910)

1874 - [[Amy Lowell]] -American poet, critic, and educator (d. 1925)

1880 - [[Lipót Fejér]] -Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1959)

1883 - [[Jules Berry]] -French actor and director (d. 1951)

1885 - [[Alban Berg]] -Austrian composer and educator (d. 1935)

1887 - [[Toivo Aro]] -Finnish diver (d. 1962)

1891 - [[Ronald Colman]] -English-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1958)

1892 - [[Peggy Wood]] -American actress and singer (d. 1978)

1893 - [[Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas]] -Greek lawyer and politician, 163rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1987)

1895 - [[Hermann Brill]] -German lawyer and politician, 8th List of Ministers-President of Thuringia|Minister-President of Thuringia (d. 1959)

1896 - [[Alberto Vargas]] -Peruvian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1982)

1897 - [[Charles Kingsford Smith]] -Australian captain and pilot (d. 1935)

1901 - [[Brian Donlevy]] -Irish-born American actor and producer (d. 1972)

1901 - [[James Murray (American actor)|James Murray]] -American actor (d. 1936)

1902 - [[Gertrud Scholtz-Klink]] -German activist (d. 1999)

1906 - [[André Kostolany]] -Hungarian-French economist and journalist (d. 1999)

1907 - [[Trường Chinh]] -Vietnamese politician, 4th List of Presidents of Vietnam|President of Vietnam (d. 1988)

1907 - [[Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter]] -English-Canadian mathematician and academic (d. 2003)

1909 - [[Heather Angel (actress)|Heather Angel]] -English-American actress (d. 1986)

1909 - [[Harald Genzmer]] -German composer and academic (d. 2007)

1909 - [[Carmen Miranda]] -Portuguese-Brazilian actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1955)

1909 - [[Dean Rusk]] -American colonel and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (d. 1994)

1910 - [[Jacques Monod]] -French biochemist and geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)

1911 - [[William Orlando Darby]] -American general (d. 1945)

1912 - [[Futabayama Sadaji]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 35th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1968)

1912 - [[Ginette Leclerc]] -French actress (d. 1992)

1914 - [[Bill Justice]] -American animator and director (d. 2011)

1914 - [[Ernest Tubb]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)

1914 - [[Bill Veeck]] -American businessman (d. 1986)

1915 - [[Lennard Pearce]] -English actor (d. 1984)

1916 - [[Tex Hughson]] -American baseball player (d. 1993)

1917 - [[Moon Mullen]] -American baseball and basketball player (d. 2013)

1920 - [[Fred Allen (rugby union)|Fred Allen]] -New Zealand rugby player and coach (d. 2012)

1922 - [[Kathryn Grayson]] -American actress and soprano (d. 2010)

1922 - [[Jim Laker]] -English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1986)

1922 - [[C. P. Krishnan Nair]] -Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Brendan Behan]] -Irish activist, poet, and playwright (d. 1964)

1923 - [[Tonie Nathan]] -American radio host, producer, and politician (d. 2014)

1925 - [[John B. Cobb]] -American philosopher and theologian

1925 - [[Burkhard Heim]] -German physicist and academic (d. 2001)

1926 - [[Garret FitzGerald]] -Irish lawyer and politician, 7th Taoiseach|Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 2011)

1927 - [[Richard A. Long]] -American historian and author (d. 2013)

1928 - [[Frank Frazetta]] -American painter and illustrator (d. 2010)

1928 - [[Rinus Michels]] -Dutch footballer and coach (d. 2005)

1928 - [[Roger Mudd]] -American journalist

1929 - [[A. R. Antulay]] -Indian social worker and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)

1929 - [[Clement Meadmore]] -Australian-American sculptor (d. 2005)

1930 - [[Garner Ted Armstrong]] -American evangelist and author (d. 2003)

1931 - [[Thomas Bernhard]] -Austrian playwright and author (d. 1989)

1931 - [[Josef Masopust]] -Czech footballer and coach (d. 2015)

1931 - [[Robert Morris (artist)|Robert Morris]] -American sculptor and painter

1932 - [[Tatsuro Hirooka]] -Japanese baseball player and manager

1932 - [[Gerhard Richter]] -German painter and photographer

1933 - [[Loris Azzaro]] -Tunisian-French fashion designer (d. 2003)

1933 - [[Ronnie Claire Edwards]] -American actress and singer

1934 - [[John Ziegler, Jr.]] -American lawyer and businessman

1935 - [[Lionel Fanthorpe]] -English-Welsh priest, journalist, and author

1936 - [[Stompin' Tom Connors]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1936 - [[Clive Swift]] -English actor

1937 - [[Clete Boyer]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)

1939 - [[Barry Mann]] -American pianist, songwriter, and producer

1939 - [[Janet Suzman]] -South African actress and director

1940 - [[Brian Bennett]] -English drummer and songwriter (The Shadows)

1940 - [[J. M. Coetzee]] -South African-Australian linguist and author, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate

1941 - [[Sheila Kuehl]] -American actress, lawyer, LGBT rights activist and politician

1942 - [[Carole King]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1943 - [[Barbara Lewis]] -American singer-songwriter

1943 - [[Jonny Nilsson]] -Swedish speed skater

1943 - [[Joe Pesci]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1943 - [[Joseph Stiglitz]] -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate

1944 - [[Derryn Hinch]] -Australian radio and television host

1944 - [[Alice Walker]] -American author and poet

1945 - [[Mia Farrow]] -American actress and singer

1945 - [[Gérard Lenorman]] -French singer

1946 - [[Seán Neeson]] -Northern Irish educator and politician

1946 - [[Vince Papale]] -American football player and sportscaster

1946 - [[Jim Webb]] -American captain and politician, 18th United States Secretary of the Navy

1947 - [[Carla Del Ponte]] -Swiss lawyer and diplomat

1947 - [[Joe Ely]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Flatlanders and Los Super Seven)

1947 - [[Major Harris (singer)|Major Harris]] -American singer (The Delfonics) (d. 2012)

1947 - [[Alexis Smirnoff]] -Canadian-American wrestler

1948 - [[Guy Standing (economist)|Guy Standing]] -English economist and academic

1949 - [[Bernard Gallacher]] -Scottish golfer and journalist

1949 - [[Judith Light]] -American actress and producer

1950 - [[Richard F. Colburn]] -American sergeant and politician

1952 - [[Danny White]] -American football player and sportscaster

1953 - [[Ciarán Hinds]] -Irish actor

1953 - [[Ezechiele Ramin]] -Italian missionary, priest, and martyr (d. 1985)

1953 - [[Gabriel Rotello]] -American journalist and author, founded ''OutWeek''

1954 - [[Omar Belhouchet]] -Algerian journalist

1954 - [[Jo Duffy]] -American author

1954 - [[Chris Gardner]] -American businessman, founded Gardner Rich & Co

1954 - [[Gina Rinehart]] -Australian businesswoman

1954 - [[Kevin Warwick]] -English engineer and academic

1955 - [[Jerry Beck]] -American historian and author

1955 - [[Jim J. Bullock]] -American actor

1955 - [[Jimmy Pursey]] -English singer-songwriter and producer (Sham 69, Sham Pistols, and Day 21)

1955 - [[Charles Shaughnessy]] -English actor

1956 - [[Margaret Gilmore]] -South African-English journalist

1956 - [[Mookie Wilson]] -American baseball player and coach

1957 - [[Terry McAuliffe]] -American businessman and politician, 72nd Governor of Virginia

1957 - [[Gordon Strachan]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1958 - [[Christoph Clark]] -French porn actor and director

1958 - [[Sandy Lyle]] -Scottish golfer

1958 - [[Chris Nilan]] -American ice hockey player, coach, and radio host

1960 - [[David Bateson]] -South African-Danish actor

1960 - [[Holly Johnson]] -English singer-songwriter and bass player (Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Big in Japan (band)|Big in Japan)

1960 - [[Peggy Whitson]] -American biochemist and astronaut

1961 - [[John Kruk]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1961 - [[Jussi Lampi]] -Finnish actor, singer, and drummer

1962 - [[Anik Bissonnette]] -Canadian ballerina

1962 - [[Csaba Kesjár]] -Hungarian race car driver (d. 1988)

1963 - [[Brian Greene]] -American physicist and academic

1963 - [[Travis Tritt]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1964 - [[Debrah Miceli]] -Italian-American wrestler and manager

1965 - [[Dieter Baumann]] -German runner

1965 - [[Darren Dalton]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1965 - [[Igor Malkov]] -Russian speed skater

1965 - [[Julie Warner]] -American actress

1965 - [[Stephin Merritt]] -American singer-songwriter (The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths)

1966 - [[Harald Eia]] -Norwegian comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1966 - [[Ellen van Langen]] -Dutch runner

1967 - [[Todd Pratt]] -American baseball player and coach

1968 - [[Alejandra Guzmán]] -Mexican singer-songwriter and actress

1968 - [[Rahul Roy]] -Indian actor

1968 - [[Derek Strong]] -American basketball player and race car driver

1969 - [[Tom Scharpling]] -American comedian and radio host

1969 - [[Ian Eagle]] -American sportscaster

1969 - [[Jimmy Smith (wide receiver)|Jimmy Smith]] -American football player

1970 - [[Glenn McGrath]] -Australian cricketer and sportscaster

1970 - [[Eldbjørg Raknes]] -Norwegian singer

1971 - [[Sharon Case]] -American model and actress

1971 - [[Johan Mjällby]] -Swedish footballer and manager

1972 - [[Darren Ferguson]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1972 - [[Crispin Freeman]] -American voice actor and screenwriter

1972 - [[Jason Winston George]] -American actor

1973 - [[Svetlana Boginskaya]] -Belarusian gymnast

1973 - [[Colin Egglesfield]] -American actor

1973 - [[Shaun Parkes]] -English actor

1974 - [[Erra Fazira]] -Malaysian actress and singer

1974 - [[Brad Maynard]] -American football player

1974 - [[Amber Valletta]] -American model and actress

1974 - [[John Wallace (basketball)|John Wallace]] -American basketball player and coach

1975 - [[Kurt Asle Arvesen]] -Norwegian cyclist and coach

1975 - [[Clinton Grybas]] -Australian journalist and sportscaster (d. 2008)

1975 - [[Vladimir Guerrero]] -Dominican-American baseball player

1976 - [[Steve Burguiere]] -American radio host and producer

1976 - [[Charlie Day]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1978 - [[A.J. Buckley]] -Irish-Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

1978 - [[Erin O'Connor]] -English model and actress

1979 - [[Hiroko Anzai]] -Japanese actress and model

1979 - [[David Gray (snooker player)|David Gray]] -English snooker player

1979 - [[Akinori Iwamura]] -Japanese baseball player

1979 - [[Irina Slutskaya]] -Russian figure skater

1979 - [[Zhang Ziyi]] -Chinese actress, singer, and producer

1980 - [[Angelos Charisteas]] -Greek footballer

1980 - [[Margarita Levieva]] -Russian-born American actress and gymnast

1980 - [[Shelly Martinez]] -American wrestler and actress

1981 - [[Joël Camathias]] -Swiss race car driver

1981 - [[Rina Chinen]] -Japanese entertainer, singer, model, and actress

1981 - [[Tom Hiddleston]] -English actor

1981 - [[John Walker Lindh]] -American criminal

1981 - [[The Rev]] -American singer-songwriter and drummer (Avenged Sevenfold, Pinkly Smooth, and Suburban Legends) (d. 2009)

1981 - [[Daisuke Sekimoto]] -Japanese wrestler

1982 - [[Domingo Cisma González]] -Spanish footballer

1982 - [[Jameer Nelson]] -American basketball player

1982 - [[Ami Suzuki]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

1982 - [[Chris Weale]] -English footballer

1983 - [[Mikel Arruabarrena Aranbide]] -Spanish footballer

1984 - [[Maurice Ager]] -American basketball player

1984 - [[Logan Bartholomew]] -American actor

1984 - [[Han Geng]] -Chinese singer, actor, and dancer (Super Junior and Super Junior-M)

1984 - [[Dioner Navarro]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1985 - [[David Gallagher]] -American actor and producer

1985 - [[Rachel Melvin]] -American actress

1986 - [[Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein]] -of Jordan

1987 - [[Sam Coulson]] -English guitarist (Asia (band)|Asia)

1987 - [[Michael B. Jordan]] -American actor

1987 - [[Davide Lanzafame]] -Italian footballer

1987 - [[Rose Leslie]] -Scottish actress

1987 - [[Magdalena Neuner]] -German biathlete

1987 - [[Joe O'Cearuill]] -Irish footballer

1988 - [[Lotte Friis]] -Danish swimmer

1989 - [[Gia Farrell]] -American singer-songwriter

1989 - [[Wu Jia-qing]] -Taiwanese pool player

1990 - [[Tyson Houseman]] -Canadian actor

1990 - [[Camille Winbush]] -American actress and singer

1992 - [[Avan Jogia]] -Canadian actor and singer

1993 - [[Niclas Füllkrug]] -German footballer

1996 - [[Jimmy Bennett]] -American actor and singer

1996 - [[Kelli Berglund]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1997 - [[Valentini Grammatikopoulou]] -Greek tennis player

History of Deaths


967 - [[Sayf al-Dawla]] -Syrian ruler (b. 916)

1011 - [[Bernard I, Duke of Saxony]] -(b. 950)

1199 - [[Minamoto no Yoritomo]] -Japanese shogun (b. 1147)

1450 - [[Agnès Sorel]] -French mistress of Charles VII of France (b. 1421)

1555 - [[John Hooper (bishop)|John Hooper]] -English bishop and martyr (b. 1495)

1555 - [[Rowland Taylor]] -English priest and martyr (b. 1510)

1588 - [[Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz]] -Spanish admiral (b. 1526)

1619 - [[Lucilio Vanini]] -Italian physician and philosopher (b. 1585)

1670 - [[Frederick III of Denmark]] -(b. 1609)

1675 - [[Gerrit Dou]] -Dutch painter (b. 1613)

1709 - [[François Louis, Prince of Conti]] -(b. 1664)

1752 - [[Fredrik Hasselqvist]] -Swedish biologist and explorer (b. 1722)

1777 - [[Seth Pomeroy]] -American general and gunsmith (b. 1706)

1782 - [[Giuseppe Luigi Assemani]] -Lebanese orientalist and academic (b. 1710)

1803 - [[Jean François de Saint-Lambert]] -French soldier, poet, and philosopher (b. 1716)

1857 - [[Dionysios Solomos]] -Greek poet and translator (b. 1798)

1874 - [[Jules Michelet]] -French historian, philosopher, and academic (b. 1798)

1881 - [[Fyodor Dostoyevsky]] -Russian philosopher, journalist, and author (b. 1821)

1891 - [[Johan Jongkind]] -Dutch painter (b. 1819)

1906 - [[Paul Laurence Dunbar]] -American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1872)

1930 - [[Richard With]] -Norwegian captain and businessman, founded Hurtigruten (b. 1846)

1932 - [[A.K. Golam Jilani]] -Bangladeshi soldier and activist (b. 1904)

1936 - [[Caroline Furness]] -American astronomer (b. 1869)

1951 - [[Eddy Duchin]] -American pianist, bandleader, and actor (b. 1910)

1957 - [[Miklós Horthy]] -Hungarian admiral and politician, Regent of Hungary (b. 1868)

1960 - [[Alexandre Benois]] -Russian painter and critic (b. 1870)

1960 - [[Ernő Dohnányi]] -Hungarian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1877)

1965 - [[Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah]] -Bangladeshi theologian and educator (b. 1874)

1966 - [[Sophie Tucker]] -Russian-American actress and singer (b. 1884)

1969 - [[George "Gabby" Hayes]] -American actor and singer (b. 1885)

1971 - [[Arthur Smith (public servant)|Arthur Smith]] -Australian public servant (b. 1893)

1973 - [[Vasiliki Maliaros]] -Greek-American actress (b. 1883)

1973 - [[Max Yasgur]] -American farmer, owned the site of the Woodstock Festival (b. 1919)

1976 - [[Percy Faith]] -Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1908)

1977 - [[Alia al-Hussein]] -Egyptian wife of Hussein of Jordan (b. 1948)

1977 - [[Sergey Ilyushin]] -Russian aircraft designer, founded the Ilyushin|Ilyushin Design Company (b. 1894)

1978 - [[Costante Girardengo]] -Italian cyclist and coach (b. 1893)

1978 - [[Julio Jaramillo]] -Ecuadorian singer and guitarist (b. 1935)

1979 - [[Allen Tate]] -American poet and academic (b. 1899)

1980 - [[Tom Macdonald (writer)|Tom Macdonald]] -Welsh journalist and author (b. 1900)

1981 - [[M. C. Chagla]] -Indian jurist and politician, Minister of External Affairs (India)|Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1900)

1981 - [[Bill Haley]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1925)

1984 - [[Yuri Andropov]] -Russian politician (b. 1914)

1989 - [[Osamu Tezuka]] -Japanese illustrator, animator, and producer (b. 1928)

1991 - [[James Cleveland]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Caravans) (b. 1931)

1994 - [[Howard Martin Temin]] -American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)

1995 - [[J. William Fulbright]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1905)

1995 - [[David Wayne]] -American actor (b. 1914)

1997 - [[Barry Evans (actor)|Barry Evans]] -English actor (b. 1943)

1997 - [[Georges Groulx]] -Canadian actor (b. 1922)

1998 - [[Maurice Schumann]] -French journalist and politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (France)|French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1911)

1999 - [[Bryan Mosley]] -English actor (b. 1931)

2001 - [[Herbert A. Simon]] -American political scientist, economist, and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

2002 - [[Isabelle Holland]] -Swiss-American author (b. 1920)

2002 - [[Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon]] -(b. 1930)

2002 - [[Vicente Sardinero]] -Spanish opera singer (b. 1937)

2004 - [[Claude Ryan]] -Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1925)

2005 - [[Tyrone Davis]] -American singer (b. 1938)

2005 - [[Robert Kearns]] -American engineer, invented the windscreen wiper (b. 1927)

2006 - [[Nadira (actress)|Nadira]] -Indian actress (b. 1932)

2006 - [[Freddie Laker]] -English businessman, founded Laker Airways (b. 1922)

2007 - [[Hank Bauer]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1922)

2007 - [[Ian Richardson]] -Scottish-English actor (b. 1934)

2008 - [[Scot Halpin]] -American drummer (b. 1954)

2008 - [[Christopher Hyatt]] -American occultist and author (b. 1943)

2008 - [[Jazeh Tabatabai]] -Iranian painter, poet, and sculptor (b. 1931)

2009 - [[Eluana Englaro]] -Italian medical patient (b. 1970)

2009 - [[Orlando "Cachaíto" López]] -Cuban bassist and composer (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1933)

2010 - [[Phil Harris (fisherman)|Phil Harris]] -American captain and fisherman (b. 1956)

2010 - [[Jacques Hétu]] -Canadian composer and educator (b. 1938)

2010 - [[Walter Frederick Morrison]] -American toymaker, invented the Frisbee (b. 1920)

2011 - [[Miltiadis Evert]] -Greek politician, 69th Mayor of Athens (b. 1939)

2012 - [[Adam Adamowicz]] -American illustrator (b. 1968)

2012 - [[O. P. Dutta]] -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)

2012 - [[John Hick]] -English philosopher and academic (b. 1922)

2012 - [[Joe Moretti]] -Scottish-South African guitarist and songwriter (Nero and the Gladiators) (b. 1938)

2012 - [[Don Panciera]] -American football player and coach (b. 1927)

2013 - [[Richard Artschwager]] -American painter, illustrator, and sculptor (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Keiko Fukuda]] -Japanese-American martial artist and trainer (b. 1913)

2013 - [[Afzal Guru]] -Indian terrorist (b. 1969)

2013 - [[Jimmy Smyth (hurler)|Jimmy Smyth]] -Irish hurler (b. 1931)

2013 - [[Kåre Valebrokk]] -Norwegian journalist (b. 1940)

2014 - [[Marius (giraffe)|Marius]] -Danish giraffe (b. 2011)

2014 - [[Hal Herring]] -American football player and coach (b. 1924)

2014 - [[Graham John Hills]] -Scottish chemist and academic (b. 1926)

2014 - [[Mauro Pane]] -Italian race car driver (b. 1963)

2014 - [[Logan Scott-Bowden]] -English general (b. 1920)

2015 - [[Abdul Rauf Aliza]] -Afghan commander (b. 1981)

2015 - [[Liu Han]] -Chinese businessman (b. 1965)

2015 - [[Jon Jerde]] -American architect (b. 1940)

2015 - [[Drew McDonald]] -Scottish wrestler (b. 1955)

2015 - [[Ed Sabol]] -American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1916)

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