This Day in History
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153 - [[Roman consul]] -begin their year in office.
45 - [[Julian calendar]] -takes effect as the civil calendar of the Roman Empire, establishing January 1 as the new date of the new year.
42 - [[Roman Senate]] -posthumously Apotheosis|deifies Julius Caesar
69 - [[Roman legion]] -in Germania Superior refuse to swear loyalty to Galba. They rebel and proclaim Vitellius as emperor.
193 - [[Pertinax]] -against his will to succeed Commodus as Roman emperor.
404 - [[Saint Telemachus|Telemachus]] -a Christian monk, to pieces for trying to stop a gladiators' fight in the public arena held in Rome.
414 - [[Galla Placidia]] -half-sister of Emperor Honorius (emperor)|Honorius, is married to the Visigoths|Visigothic king Ataulf at Narbonne. The wedding is celebrated with Roman festivities and magnificent gifts from the Goths|Gothic booty.
417 - [[Constantius III|Constantius]] -his famous general (''magister militum'').
1001 - [[Stephen I of Hungary]] -is named the first King of Hungary by Pope Sylvester II.
1068 - [[Romanos IV Diogenes]] -marries Eudokia Makrembolitissa and is crowned Byzantine Emperor.
1259 - [[Michael VIII Palaiologos]] -is proclaimed co-emperor of the Empire of Nicaea with his ward John IV Laskaris.
1438 - [[Albert II of Germany|Albert II of Habsburg]] -is crowned King of Hungary.
1502 - [[Rio de Janeiro]] -Brazil is first explored by the Portuguese.
1515 - [[Francis I of France]] -succeeds to the French throne.
1527 - [[Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor|Ferdinand I]] -of Austria as List of rulers of Croatia#King of Croatia|King of Croatia in the Parliament on Cetin.
1600 - null 600-S-otland begins its numbered year on January 1 instead of March 25.
1651 - [[Charles II of England|Charles II]] -is crowned King of Scotland.
1700 - [[Anno Domini]] -era and no longer uses the Anno Mundi era of the Byzantine Empire.
1707 - [[John V of Portugal|John V]] -is crowned King of Portugal.
1739 - [[Bouvet Island]] -is discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier.
1772 - [[traveler's cheque]] -, which can be used in 90 European cities, go on sale in London, England.
1773 - [[Amazing Grace]] -, then titled "1 Chronicles 17:16–17" is first used to accompany a sermon led by John Newton in the town of Olney, Buckinghamshire|Olney, England.
1776 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -Norfolk, Virginia is Burning of Norfolk|burned by combined Royal Navy and Continental Army action.
1781 - [[6th Pennsylvania Regiment]] -under General Anthony Wayne's command rebel against the Continental Army's winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey in the Pennsylvania Line Mutiny of 1781.
1788 - [[The Times]] -' of London, previously ''The Daily Universal Register'', is published.
1800 - [[Dutch East India Company]] -is dissolved.
1801 - [[Kingdom of Great Britain]] -and Kingdom of Ireland is completed to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1801 - [[Ceres (dwarf planet)|Ceres]] -is discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi.
1803 - [[Gia Long]] -orders all bronze wares of the Tây Sơn dynasty to be collected and melted into nine cannons for the Royal Citadel in Huế, Vietnam.
1804 - [[Haiti]] -Haiti becomes the first black republic and second independent country in North America after the United States
1806 - [[French Republican Calendar]] -is abolished.
1808 - [[slavery|slaves]] -into the United States is banned.
1810 - [[Lachlan Macquarie]] -officially becomes Governor of New South Wales
1812 - [[Bishop of Durham]] -Shute Barrington, orders troops from Durham Castle to break up a miners' strike in Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
1822 - [[Greek Constitution of 1822]] -is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
1833 - [[Falkland Islands]] -
1845 - [[Cobble Hill Tunnel]] -in Brooklyn, New York City is completed.
1847 - [[UPMC Mercy|"Mercy" Hospital]] -is founded in Pittsburgh by the Sisters of Mercy, the name will go on to grace over 30 major hospitals throughout the world.
1860 - [[Postage stamps and postal history of Poland#First Polish stamp|First Polish stamp]] -is issued.
1861 - [[Porfirio Díaz]] -conquers Mexico City, Mexico.
1863 - [[American Civil War]] -The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect in Confederate States of America|Confederate territory.
1863 - [[Homestead Act]] -is made by Daniel Freeman for a farm in Nebraska.
1870 - [[Adolf Loos]] -architect, co-founder of modern architecture, baptized in Church of St. Thomas (Brno)|St. Thomas church, Brno, Moravia
1873 - [[Gregorian calendar]] -
1877 - [[Queen Victoria]] -of the United Kingdom is proclaimed Empress of India.
1880 - [[Ferdinand de Lesseps]] -begins French construction of the Panama Canal.
1885 - [[Sandford Fleming]] -s proposal for standard time (and also, time zones)
1890 - [[Eritrea]] -is consolidated into a colony by the Italian government.
1890 - [[Rose Parade]] -in Pasadena, California, is first held.
1892 - [[Ellis Island]] -opens to begin processing immigrants into the United States.
1894 - [[Manchester Ship Canal]] -is officially opened to traffic.
1898 - [[City of Greater New York]] -The four initial boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx, are joined on January 25 by Staten Island to create the modern city of five boroughs.
1899 - [[Cuba]] -
1901 - [[Nigeria]] -becomes a British protectorate.
1901 - [[New South Wales]] -Queensland, Victoria (Australia)|Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and Western Australia Federation of Australia|federate as the Australia|Commonwealth of Australia; Edmund Barton is appointed the first Prime Minister of Australia|Prime Minister.
1902 - [[college football]] -bowl game, the Rose Bowl Game|Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, is held in Pasadena, California.
1906 - [[British India]] -officially adopts Indian Standard Time.
1908 - [[Times Square Ball|ball]] -is dropped in New York City's Times Square to signify the start of the New Year at midnight.
1909 - [[Lakeview Gusher]] -
1910 - [[David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty|David Beatty]] -is promoted to Rear admiral, and becomes the youngest admiral in the Royal Navy (except for British Royal Family|Royal family members), since Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson|Horatio Nelson.
1911 - [[Northern Territory]] -is separated from South Australia and transferred to Commonwealth control.
1912 - [[Republic of China (1912–49)|Republic of China]] -is established.
1913 - [[British Board of Film Classification|British Board of Censors]] -is established.
1916 - [[Yaoundé]] -and their Cameroon|Kamerun colony to British forces and begin the long march to Spanish Guinea.
1920 - [[Belorussian Communist Organisation]] -is founded as a separate party.
1923 - [[List of railway companies involved in the 1923 grouping#The Big Four|Big Four]] -London and North Eastern Railway|LNER, Great Western Railway|GWR, Southern Railway (UK)|SR, and London, Midland and Scottish Railway|LMS.
1927 - [[Cristero War]] -begins in Mexico.
1927 - [[Turkey]] -adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian).
1928 - [[Boris Bazhanov]] -defects through Iran. He is the only assistant of Joseph Stalin's secretariat to have Eastern Bloc emigration and defection|defected from the Eastern Bloc.
1929 - [[Merger (politics)|amalgamated]] -into Vancouver.
1932 - [[1932 Washington Bicentennial|a set of 12 stamps]] -commemorating the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.
1934 - [[Alcatraz Island]] -becomes a United States federal prison.
1934 - [[Nazi Germany]] -passes the "Nazi eugenics|Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring".
1937 - [[windshield|windscreens]] -becomes mandatory in the United Kingdom.
1939 - [[Sydney]] -Australia, swelters in 45 ˚C (113 ˚F) heat, a record for the city.
1942 - [[Declaration by United Nations]] -is signed by twenty-six nations.
1945 - [[World War II]] -In retaliation for the Malmedy massacre, U.S. troops massacre 30 SS prisoners at Chenogne massacre|Chenogne.
1945 - [[Luftwaffe]] -' launches ''Operation Bodenplatte'', a massive, but failed attempt to knock out Allies of World War II|Allied air power in northern Europe in a single blow.
1947 - [[Bizone]] -which later (with the French zone) became part of West Germany.
1947 - [[Canadian Citizenship Act 1946]] -comes into effect, converting British subjects into Canadian citizens. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes the first Canadian citizen.
1948 - [[Nationalization|nationalized]] -to form British Railways.
1948 - [[Constitution of Italy]] -comes into force.
1949 - [[United Nations]] -cease-fire takes effect in Kashmir from one minute before midnight. War between India and Pakistan stops accordingly.
1950 - [[Before Present]] -
1954 - [[NBC]] -makes the first coast-to-coast NTSC Color television|color broadcast when it telecast the Tournament of Roses Parade, with public demonstrations given across the United States on prototype color receivers.
1956 - [[Sudan]] -achieves independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom.
1956 - [[Shrine]] -Yahiko, Niigata, Japan, killing at least 124 people.
1957 - [[George Town, Penang]] -becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Elizabeth II.
1957 - [[Irish Republican Army (1922–69)|Irish Republican Army]] -(IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough Royal Ulster Constabulary|RUC barracks during Border Campaign (Irish Republican Army)|Operation Harvest; two IRA volunteers killed.
1958 - [[European Economic Community]] -is established.
1959 - [[Fulgencio Batista]] -dictator of Cuba, is overthrown by Fidel Castro's forces during the Cuban Revolution.
1960 - [[Cameroon]] -achieves independence from France and the United Kingdom.
1962 - [[Western Samoa]] -achieves independence from New Zealand; its name is changed to the Independent State of Western Samoa.
1962 - [[United States Navy SEALs]] -established.
1964 - [[Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland]] -is divided into the independent republics of Zambia and Malawi, and the British-controlled Rhodesia.
1965 - [[People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan]] -is founded in Kabul, Afghanistan.
1966 - [[1966 New York City transit strike|New York City transit strike]] -begins.
1966 - [[coup d'état|coup]] -Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa assumes power as president of the Central African Republic.
1970 - [[Unix time]] -begins at 00:00:00 UTC/GMT.
1971 - [[Cigarette]] -advertisements are banned on American television.
1971 - [[Hellenic Railways Organisation]] -the Greek national railway company, is founded.
1973 - [[Republic of Ireland|Ireland]] -are admitted into the European Economic Community.
1977 - [[Charter 77]] -published its first document.
1978 - [[Air India Flight 855]] -Boeing 747 crashes into the sea, due to instrument failure and pilot disorientation, off the coast of Mumbai|Bombay, India, killing 213.
1978 - [[Northern Mariana Islands]] -becomes effective.
1979 - [[diplomacy|diplomatic relations]] -are established between China and the United States.
1980 - [[Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden|Victoria]] -is crowned princess of Sweden.
1981 - null 981-G-eece is admitted into the European Community.
1981 - [[Palau]] -achieves self-government though it is not independent from the United States.
1982 - [[Peru]] -ian Javier Pérez de Cuéllar becomes the first Latin American to hold the title of Secretary-General of the United Nations.
1982 - [[ITV (TV network)|ITV]] -franchise Associated Television|ATV gets replaced by ITV Central|Central
1983 - [[ARPANET]] -officially changes to using the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet.
1984 - [[AT&T Corporation|American Telephone & Telegraph Company]] -is divested of its 22 Bell System companies as a result of the settlement of the 1974 United States Department of Justice Competition law|antitrust Breakup of the Bell System|suit against AT&T.
1984 - [[Brunei]] -becomes independent of the United Kingdom.
1985 - [[Vodafone]] -
1986 - [[Aruba]] -becomes independent of Curaçao, though it remains in free association with the Netherlands.
1986 - null 986-S-ain and Portugal are admitted into the European Community.
1987 - [[value-added tax]] -is introduced in Greece for the first time.
1988 - [[Evangelical Lutheran Church in America]] -comes into existence, creating the largest Lutheranism|Lutheran religious denomination|denomination in the United States.
1989 - [[Montreal Protocol]] -comes into force, stopping the use of chemicals contributing to ozone depletion.
1990 - [[David Dinkins]] -is sworn in as New York City's first black mayor.
1992 - null 992-T-e Russian Federation is formally established.
1993 - [[Dissolution of Czechoslovakia]] -Czechoslovakia is divided into Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
1993 - null 993-A-single market within the European Community is introduced.
1994 - [[Zapatista Army of National Liberation]] -initiates twelve days of armed conflict in the Mexican state of Chiapas.
1994 - [[North American Free Trade Agreement]] -comes into effect.
1995 - [[World Trade Organization]] -goes into effect.
1995 - [[European Union]] -
1995 - [[Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe]] -
1995 - [[Draupner wave]] -in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of Rogue wave|freak waves.
1996 - null 996-C-raçao gains limited self-government, though it remains within free association with the Netherlands.
1997 - [[Democratic Republic of the Congo|Zaire]] -officially joins the World Trade Organization.
1997 - [[Ghana]] -an diplomacy|diplomat Kofi Annan is appointed Secretary-General of the United Nations.
1998 - [[Russian ruble|rubles]] -to stem inflation and promote confidence.
1998 - [[European Central Bank]] -is established.
1999 - [[Euro]] -currency is introduced in 11 countries - members of the European Union (with the exception of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Greece and Sweden).
2002 - [[Member state of the European Union|member states]] -
2002 - [[Taiwan]] -officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.
2002 - [[Treaty on Open Skies|Open Skies]] -mutual surveillance treaty, initially signed in 1992, officially comes into force.
2004 - [[Motion of no confidence|vote of confidence]] -General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College (Pakistan)|Electoral College of Pakistan, and according to Article 41(8) of the Constitution of Pakistan, is "deemed to be elected" to the office of President of Pakistan|President until October 2007.
2007 - [[Bulgaria]] -and Romania officially join the European Union. Slovenia joins Eurozone.
2007 - [[Adam Air Flight 574]] -disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board.
2008 - [[Cyprus]] -and Malta join the Eurozone.
2009 - [[Santika Club fire|nightclub fire]] -in Bangkok|Bangkok, Thailand.
2009 - [[Slovakia]] -joins the Eurozone.
2010 - [[2010 Lakki Marwat suicide bombing|detonates at a volleyball tournament]] -in Lakki Marwat, Pakistan, killing 105 and injuring 100 more.
2011 - [[2011 Alexandria bombing|explodes]] -as Copts|Coptic Christians in Alexandria, Egypt, leave a new year service, killing 23 people.
2011 - [[Administrative divisions of Greece|Kallikratis plan]] -becomes the new administrative system of Greece.
2011 - [[Estonia]] -becomes the Estonian euro coins|17th member of the Eurozone.
2012 - [[Moldova]] -civilian is 2012 Moldova security zone incident|fatally wounded by a Russian peacekeeper in the Transnistrian security zone, leading to demonstrations against Russia.
2013 - [[2013 Houphouët-Boigny stampede|stampede]] -after celebrations at Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny|Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
2014 - [[Latvia]] -becomes the Latvian euro coins|18th member of the Eurozone.
2015 - [[Eurasian Economic Union]] -comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
2015 - [[Lithuania]] -becomes the Lithuania and the euro|19th member of the Eurozone.
870 - [[Zwentibold]] -Frankish son of Arnulf of Carinthia (d. 900)
1431 - [[Pope Alexander VI]] -(d. 1503)
1449 - [[Lorenzo de' Medici]] -Italian politician (d. 1492)
1467 - [[Sigismund I the Old]] -Polish king (d. 1548)
1484 - [[Huldrych Zwingli]] -Swiss pastor and theologian (d. 1531)
1488 - [[Magnus I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg]] -(d. 1543)
1511 - [[Henry, Duke of Cornwall]] -(d. 1511)
1516 - [[Margaret Leijonhufvud]] -Swedish wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1551)
1557 - [[Stephen Bocskay]] -Romanian prince (d. 1606)
1600 - [[Friedrich Spanheim]] -Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1649)
1628 - [[Christoph Bernhard]] -German composer and theorist (d. 1692)
1638 - [[Emperor Go-Sai]] -of Japan (d. 1685)
1655 - [[Christian Thomasius]] -German jurist and philosopher (d. 1728)
1684 - [[Arnold Drakenborch]] -Dutch scholar and author (d. 1748)
1704 - [[Soame Jenyns]] -English author, poet, and politician (d. 1787)
1709 - [[Johann Heinrich Hartmann Bätz]] -German-Dutch organ builder (d. 1770)
1711 - [[Baron Franz von der Trenck]] -Austrian soldier (d. 1749)
1714 - [[Giovanni Battista Mancini]] -Italian soprano and author (d. 1800)
1714 - [[Kristijonas Donelaitis]] -Lithuanian pastor and poet (d. 1780)
1735 - [[Paul Revere]] -American silversmith and engraver (d. 1818)
1745 - [[Anthony Wayne]] -American general and politician (d. 1796)
1750 - [[Frederick Muhlenberg]] -American minister and politician, 1st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1801)
1752 - [[Betsy Ross]] -American seamstress; credited with designing the Flag of the United States (d. 1836)
1768 - [[Maria Edgeworth]] -Anglo-Irish author (d. 1849)
1774 - [[André Marie Constant Duméril]] -French zoologist and academic (d. 1860)
1779 - [[William Clowes (printer)|William Clowes]] -English publisher (d. 1847)
1803 - [[Guglielmo Libri Carucci dalla Sommaja]] -Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1869)
1806 - [[Lionel Kieseritzky]] -Estonian-French chess player (d. 1853)
1814 - [[Hong Xiuquan]] -Chinese rebel leader (d. 1864)
1819 - [[Arthur Hugh Clough]] -English-Italian poet and academic (d. 1861)
1823 - [[Sándor Petőfi]] -Hungarian poet and activist (d. 1849)
1833 - [[Robert Lawson (architect)|Robert Lawson]] -New Zealand architect, designed the Otago Boys' High School and Knox Church, Dunedin|Knox Church (d. 1902)
1834 - [[Ludovic Halévy]] -French author and playwright (d. 1908)
1839 - [[Ouida]] -English-Italian author (d. 1908)
1848 - [[John W. Goff]] -Irish-American lawyer and politician (d. 1924)
1852 - [[Eugène-Anatole Demarçay]] -French chemist and academic (d. 1904)
1854 - [[James George Frazer]] -Scottish anthropologist and academic (d. 1941)
1859 - [[Thibaw Min]] -Burmese king (d. 1916)
1860 - [[Dan Katchongva]] -American tribal leader and activist (d. 1972)
1860 - [[Jan Vilímek]] -Czech illustrator and painter (d. 1938)
1860 - [[John Cassidy (artist)|John Cassidy]] -Irish sculptor and painter (d. 1939)
1860 - [[Michele Lega]] -Italian cardinal (d. 1935)
1863 - [[Pierre de Coubertin]] -French historian and educator, founded the International Olympic Committee (d. 1937)
1864 - [[Alfred Stieglitz]] -American photographer and curator (d. 1946)
1864 - [[Qi Baishi]] -Chinese painter (d. 1957)
1867 - [[Mary Ackworth Orr Evershed]] -English astronomer and Dante scholar (d. 1949)
1867 - [[Lew Fields]] -American actor, producer, and manager (d. 1941)
1868 - [[Snitz Edwards]] -Hungarian-American actor (d. 1937)
1871 - [[Montagu Toller]] -English cricketer and lawyer (d. 1948)
1873 - [[Mariano Azuela]] -Mexican physician and author (d. 1952)
1874 - [[Frank Knox]] -American publisher and politician, 46th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1944)
1874 - [[Gustave Whitehead]] -German-American pilot and engineer (d. 1927)
1877 - [[Alexander von Staël-Holstein]] -German sinologist and orientalist (d. 1937)
1878 - [[Agner Krarup Erlang]] -Danish mathematician, statistician, and engineer (d. 1929)
1879 - [[E. M. Forster]] -English author and playwright (d. 1970)
1879 - [[William Fox (producer)|William Fox]] -Hungarian-American screenwriter and producer, founded the Fox Film Corporation and Fox Theatres (d. 1952)
1880 - [[Vajiravudh]] -Thai king (d. 1925)
1883 - [[William J. Donovan]] -American general, lawyer, and politician (d. 1959)
1885 - [[Béla Balogh]] -Hungarian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1945)
1887 - [[Wilhelm Canaris]] -German admiral (d. 1945)
1888 - [[Georgios Stanotas]] -Greek general (d. 1965)
1888 - [[John Garand]] -Canadian-American engineer, designed the M1 Garand|M1 Garand rifle (d. 1974)
1889 - [[Charles Bickford]] -American actor and singer (d. 1967)
1890 - [[Anton Melik]] -Slovenian geographer and academic (d. 1966)
1891 - [[Sampurnanand]] -Indian educator and politician, 3rd List of Governors of Rajasthan|Governor of Rajasthan (d. 1969)
1892 - [[Artur Rodziński]] -Polish-born American conductor (d. 1958)
1892 - [[Mahadev Desai]] -Indian activist (d. 1942)
1892 - [[Manuel Roxas]] -Filipino lawyer and politician, 5th President of the Philippines (d. 1948)
1893 - [[Mordehai Frizis]] -Greek colonel (d. 1940)
1894 - [[Satyendra Nath Bose]] -Indian physicist and mathematician (d. 1974)
1894 - [[Shitsu Nakano]] -Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2007)
1894 - [[Iván Petrovich]] -Serbian actor (d. 1962)
1895 - [[J. Edgar Hoover]] -American 1st Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (d. 1972)
1900 - [[Chiune Sugihara]] -Japanese diplomat (d. 1986)
1900 - [[Xavier Cugat]] -Spanish-born American singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
1902 - [[Buster Nupen]] -South African cricketer and lawyer (d. 1977)
1904 - [[Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry]] -Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th President of Pakistan (d. 1982)
1905 - [[Stanisław Mazur]] -Ukrainian-Polish mathematician and theorist (d. 1981)
1906 - [[Giovanni D'Anzi]] -Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
1907 - [[Kinue Hitomi]] -Japanese sprinter and long jumper (d. 1931)
1908 - [[Bill Tapia]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 2011)
1909 - [[Dana Andrews]] -American actor (d. 1992)
1909 - [[Dattaram Hindlekar]] -Indian cricketer (d. 1949)
1909 - [[Stepan Bandera]] -Ukrainian soldier and politician (d. 1959)
1911 - [[Audrey Wurdemann]] -American poet and author (d. 1960)
1911 - [[Basil Dearden]] -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1971)
1911 - [[Hank Greenberg]] -American baseball player and lieutenant (d. 1986)
1911 - [[Roman Totenberg]] -Polish-American violinist and educator (d. 2012)
1912 - [[Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko]] -Russian mathematician and historian (d. 1995)
1912 - [[Kim Philby]] -British espionage|double agent (d. 1988)
1912 - [[Nikiforos Vrettakos]] -Greek poet and academic (d. 1991)
1917 - [[Albert Mol]] -Dutch actor and author (d. 2004)
1917 - [[Jule Gregory Charney]] -American meteorologist and academic (d. 1981)
1918 - [[Ed Price (American politician)|Edgar Price]] -American pilot and politician (d. 2012)
1918 - [[Patrick Anthony Porteous]] -Indian-Scottish colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
1919 - [[Carole Landis]] -American actress and singer (d. 1948)
1919 - [[J. D. Salinger]] -American author (d. 2010)
1919 - [[Rocky Graziano]] -American boxer and actor (d. 1990)
1919 - [[Yoshio Tabata]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
1920 - [[Mahmoud Zoufonoun]] -Iranian-American violinist (d. 2013)
1920 - [[Osvaldo Cavandoli]] -Italian cartoonist (d. 2007)
1920 - [[Virgilio Savona]] -Italian singer-songwriter (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 2009)
1920 - [[Willie Fennell]] -Australian comedian and actor (d. 1992)
1921 - [[Alain Mimoun]] -Algerian-French runner (d. 2013)
1921 - [[César Baldaccini]] -French sculptor (d. 1998)
1921 - [[Ismail al-Faruqi]] -Palestinian-American philosopher and academic (d. 1986)
1921 - [[John Strawson (British Army officer)|John Strawson]] -English general (d. 2014)
1921 - [[Regina Bianchi]] -Italian actress (d. 2013)
1922 - [[Ernest Hollings]] -American soldier and politician, 106th Governor of South Carolina
1922 - [[Jerry Robinson]] -American illustrator (d. 2011)
1922 - [[Roz Howard]] -American race car driver (d. 2013)
1923 - [[Daniel Gorenstein]] -American mathematician and academic (d. 1992)
1923 - [[Milt Jackson]] -American vibraphonist and composer (Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 1999)
1923 - [[Valentina Cortese]] -Italian actress
1924 - [[Charlie Munger]] -American businessman and philanthropist
1924 - [[Francisco Macías Nguema]] -Equatorial Guinean politician, 1st List of heads of state of Equatorial Guinea|President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (d. 1979)
1925 - [[Matthew Beard (American actor)|Matthew Beard]] -American actor and singer (d. 1981)
1925 - [[Paul Bomani]] -Tanzanian politician and diplomat, 1st Minister of Finance (Tanzania)|Tanzanian Minister of Finance (d. 2005)
1925 - [[Raymond Pellegrin]] -French actor (d. 2007)
1926 - [[Kazys Petkevičius]] -Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2008)
1926 - [[Richard Verreau]] -Canadian tenor (d. 2005)
1927 - [[Calum MacKay]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2001)
1927 - [[Doak Walker]] -American football player (d. 1998)
1927 - [[Maurice Béjart]] -French-Swiss dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 2007)
1927 - [[Vernon L. Smith]] -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate
1928 - [[Ernest Tidyman]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 1984)
1928 - [[Gerhard Weinberg]] -German-American historian, author, and academic
1929 - [[Haruo Nakajima]] -Japanese actor, stuntman, and choreographer
1929 - [[Joseph Lombardo]] -American mob boss
1929 - [[Larry L. King]] -American journalist, author, and playwright (d. 2012)
1929 - [[Raymond Chow]] -Hong Kong film producer, co-founded Orange Sky Golden Harvest
1930 - [[Frederick Wiseman]] -American director and producer
1930 - [[Gaafar Nimeiry]] -Sudanese politician, 4th President of the Sudan (d. 2009)
1930 - [[Jean-Pierre Duprey]] -French poet and sculptor (d. 1959)
1930 - [[Ty Hardin]] -American actor
1931 - [[Jimmy Smyth (hurler)|Jimmy Smyth]] -Irish hurler (d. 2013)
1932 - [[Giuseppe Patanè]] -Italian conductor (d. 1989)
1932 - [[Jackie Parker]] -American football player and coach (d. 2006)
1932 - [[Leman Çıdamlı]] -Turkish actress (d. 2012)
1933 - [[Frederick Lowy]] -Canadian psychiatrist and academic
1933 - [[James Hormel]] -American philanthropist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Luxembourg
1933 - [[Joe Orton]] -English author and playwright (d. 1967)
1933 - [[Joseph Koo]] -Chinese composer
1934 - [[Lakhdar Brahimi]] -Algerian politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Algeria)|Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs
1934 - [[Alan Berg]] -American television personality, talk show presenter (d. 1984)
1935 - [[Brian G. Hutton]] -American actor and director (d. 2014)
1935 - [[B. Kliban]] -American cartoonist (d. 1990)
1936 - [[Don Nehlen]] -American football player and coach
1936 - [[James Sinegal]] -American businessman, co-founded Costco
1937 - [[John Fuller (poet)|John Fuller]] -English poet and author
1937 - [[Matt Robinson (actor)|Matt Robinson]] -American actor and screenwriter (d. 2002)
1937 - [[Petros Markaris]] -Greek author, poet, and playwright
1938 - [[Clay Cole]] -American television host and producer (d. 2010)
1938 - [[Frank Langella]] -American actor
1938 - [[Robert Jankel]] -English businessman, founded Panther Westwinds (d. 2005)
1939 - [[Michèle Mercier]] -French actress
1941 - [[Asrani]] -Indian actor and producer
1941 - [[Martin Evans]] -English-Welsh geneticist and academic
1941 - [[Younoussi Touré]] -Malian politician, Prime Minister of Mali
1942 - [[Al Hunt]] -American journalist
1942 - [[Alassane Ouattara]] -Ivorian economist and politician, List of heads of state of Ivory Coast|President of the Ivory Coast
1942 - [[Anthony Hamilton-Smith, 3rd Baron Colwyn]] -English dentist and politician
1942 - [[Country Joe McDonald]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish)
1942 - [[Dennis Archer]] -American lawyer and politician, 67th Mayor of Detroit
1942 - [[Gennadi Sarafanov]] -Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2005)
1942 - [[Judy Stone]] -Australian singer
1943 - [[Bud Hollowell]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)
1943 - [[Don Novello]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1943 - [[Raghunath Anant Mashelkar]] -Indian rheologist and engineer
1943 - [[Ronald Perelman]] -American businessman, founded MacAndrews & Forbes
1943 - [[Stanley Kamel]] -American actor (d. 2008)
1943 - [[Tony Knowles (politician)|Tony Knowles]] -American soldier and politician, 7th Governor of Alaska
1943 - [[Vladimir Šeks]] -Croatian lawyer and politician, 16th Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
1944 - [[Jimmy Hart]] -American wrestling manager and singer (The Gentrys)
1944 - [[Mati Unt]] -Estonian author, playwright, and director (d. 2005)
1944 - [[Omar al-Bashir]] -Sudanese field Marshal and politician, 7th List of heads of state of Sudan|President of Sudan
1944 - [[Teresa Torańska]] -Polish journalist (d. 2013)
1944 - [[Zafarullah Khan Jamali]] -Pakistani politician, 13th Prime Minister of Pakistan
1945 - [[Jacky Ickx]] -Belgian race car driver
1945 - [[Martin Schanche]] -Norwegian race car driver
1945 - [[Peter Duncan (Australian politician)|Peter Duncan]] -Australian politician
1946 - [[Alain Voss]] -Brazilian-French illustrator (d. 2011)
1946 - [[Carl B. Hamilton]] -Swedish economist and politician
1946 - [[Rivellino]] -Brazilian footballer and manager
1946 - [[Shelby Steele]] -American journalist, author, and director
1946 - [[Susannah McCorkle]] -American singer (d. 2001)
1947 - [[Jon Corzine]] -American sergeant and politician, 54th Governor of New Jersey
1947 - [[Leonard Thompson (golfer)|Leonard Thompson]] -American golfer
1948 - [[Ampon Tangnoppakul]] -Thai criminal (d. 2012)
1948 - [[Devlet Bahçeli]] -Turkish economist, academic, and politician, 57th Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
1948 - [[Dick Quax]] -New Zealand runner and politician
1948 - [[Ismael Zambada García]] -Mexican drug lord
1948 - [[Joe Petagno]] -American illustrator
1948 - [[Pavel Grachev]] -Russian general and politician, 1st Ministry of Defence (Russia)|Russian Minister of Defence (d. 2012)
1949 - [[Borys Tarasyuk]] -Ukrainian politician
1949 - [[Max Azria]] -Tunisian-French fashion designer
1949 - [[Olivia Goldsmith]] -American author (d. 2004)
1950 - [[Tony Currie (footballer)|Tony Currie]] -English footballer
1950 - [[Deepa Mehta]] -Indian-Canadian director and screenwriter
1950 - [[James Richardson (poet)|James Richardson]] -American poet and academic
1950 - [[Morgan Fisher]] -English keyboard player and songwriter (Mott the Hoople and Morgan (band)|Morgan)
1950 - [[Wayne Bennett (rugby league)|Wayne Bennett]] -Australian rugby player and coach
1951 - [[Martha P. Haynes]] -American astronomer
1951 - [[Ashfaq Hussain]] -Pakistani-Canadian poet and journalist
1951 - [[Hans-Joachim Stuck]] -German race car driver
1951 - [[Nana Patekar]] -Indian actor, singer, and director
1951 - [[Prospero Gallinari]] -Italian terrorist (d. 2013)
1952 - [[Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani]] -Qatari ruler, 7th List of emirs of Qatar|Emir of Qatar
1952 - [[İbrahim Tatlıses]] -Turkish singer and actor
1952 - [[Rosario Marchese]] -Italian-Canadian educator and politician
1952 - [[Shaji N. Karun]] -Indian director and cinematographer
1952 - [[Stephanie Faracy]] -American actress
1953 - [[Alpha Blondy]] -Ivorian-American singer-songwriter
1953 - [[Gary Johnson]] -American businessman and politician, 29th Governor of New Mexico
1953 - [[Greg Carmichael]] -English guitarist (Acoustic Alchemy)
1953 - [[Lynn Jones]] -American baseball player and coach
1954 - [[Bob Menendez]] -American lawyer and politician
1954 - [[Dennis O'Driscoll]] -Irish poet and critic (d. 2012)
1954 - [[Richard Edson]] -American drummer and actor (Sonic Youth and Konk (band)|Konk)
1954 - [[Yannis Papathanasiou]] -Greek engineer and politician, Ministry of Finance (Greece)|Greek Minister of Finance
1955 - [[Gennady Lyachin]] -Russian captain (d. 2000)
1955 - [[LaMarr Hoyt]] -American baseball player
1955 - [[Precious (wrestling)|Precious]] -Canadian wrestler
1956 - [[Christine Lagarde]] -French lawyer and politician, List of Finance Ministers of France|French Minister of Finance
1956 - [[Kōji Yakusho]] -Japanese actor
1956 - [[Mark R. Hughes]] -American businessman, founded Herbalife (d. 2000)
1956 - [[Mike Mitchell (basketball, born 1956)|Mike Mitchell]] -American basketball player (d. 2011)
1956 - [[Sergei Avdeyev]] -Russian engineer and astronaut
1956 - [[Sheila McCarthy]] -Canadian actress and singer
1956 - [[Ziad Rahbani]] -Lebanese pianist and composer
1957 - [[Evangelos Venizelos]] -Greek lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece
1957 - [[Mark Hurd]] -American businessman
1957 - [[Urmas Arumäe]] -Estonian lawyer and politician, Ministry of Justice (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Justice
1958 - [[Dave Silk]] -American ice hockey player and coach
1958 - [[Grandmaster Flash]] -Barbadian rapper and DJ (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)
1959 - [[Abdul Ahad Mohmand]] -Afghan pilot and astronaut
1959 - [[Andy Andrews (tennis)|Andy Andrews]] -American tennis player
1959 - [[Azali Assoumani]] -Comorian colonel and politician, List of heads of state of Comoros|President of the Comoros
1959 - [[Michel Onfray]] -French philosopher and author
1959 - [[Panagiotis Giannakis]] -Greek basketball player and coach
1960 - [[Danny Wilson (footballer, born 1960)|Danny Wilson]] -English footballer and manager
1960 - [[Michael Seibert (figure skater)|Michael Seibert]] -American ice dancer and choreographer
1960 - [[Rayo de Jalisco, Jr.]] -Mexican wrestler
1960 - [[Toomas Vitsut]] -Estonian businessman and politician
1961 - [[Fiona Phillips]] -English journalist
1961 - [[Sam Backo]] -Australian rugby player
1961 - [[Sam Palahnuk]] -American video game designer
1961 - [[Sergei Babayan]] -Armenian-American pianist and academic
1962 - [[Anton Muscatelli]] -Italian-Scottish economist and academic
1963 - [[Alberigo Evani]] -Italian footballer and manager
1963 - [[Dražen Ladić]] -Croatian footballer and manager
1963 - [[Jean-Marc Gounon]] -French race car driver
1963 - [[Lina Kačiušytė]] -Lithuanian swimmer
1963 - [[Linda Henry]] -English actress
1964 - [[Dedee Pfeiffer]] -American actress and producer
1964 - [[Juliana Donald]] -American actress
1965 - [[Andrew Valmon]] -American runner and coach
1965 - [[John Sullivan (Oklahoma)|John Sullivan]] -American politician
1966 - [[Anna Burke]] -Australian politician, 28th Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives
1966 - [[Ivica Dačić]] -Serbian journalist and politician, 95th Prime Minister of Serbia
1967 - [[Derrick Thomas]] -American football player (d. 2000)
1967 - [[Gorsha Sur]] -Russian ice dancer, coach, and choreographer
1967 - [[Juanma Bajo Ulloa]] -Spanish director and screenwriter
1967 - [[Sharon Small]] -Scottish actress
1967 - [[Spencer Tunick]] -American photographer
1967 - [[Tim Dog]] -American rapper (Ultramagnetic MCs) (d. 2013)
1968 - [[Davor Šuker]] -Croatian footballer
1968 - [[Felix Chong]] -Hong Kong actor, director, and screenwriter
1968 - [[Joey Stefano]] -American porn actor (d. 1994)
1968 - [[Miki Higashino]] -Japanese pianist and composer
1969 - [[Christi Paul]] -Hong Kong-American journalist
1969 - [[Morris Chestnut]] -American actor and producer
1969 - [[Nicolle Dickson]] -Australian actress
1969 - [[Paul Lawrie]] -Scottish golfer and journalist
1969 - [[Verne Troyer]] -American actor and stuntman
1970 - [[Kimberly Page]] -American wrestling manager and actress
1970 - [[Sergei Kiriakov]] -Russian footballer
1971 - [[Bobby Holík]] -Czech-American ice hockey player
1971 - [[Chris Potter (jazz saxophonist)|Chris Potter]] -American saxophonist and composer
1971 - [[Juan Carlos Plata]] -Guatemalan footballer
1971 - [[Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia]] -Indian politician
1971 - [[Phoebus (songwriter)|Phoebus]] -Greek songwriter and producer
1971 - [[Rodney (wrestler)|Rodney]] -American wrestler
1971 - [[Sammie Henson]] -American wrestler
1972 - [[Barron Miles]] -American-Canadian football player and coach
1972 - [[Garrett K. Gomez]] -American jockey
1972 - [[Lilian Thuram]] -French footballer
1973 - [[Bryan Thao Worra]] -Laotian-American author, poet, and playwright
1973 - [[Danny Lloyd]] -American actor and educator
1973 - [[Li Fang (tennis)|Li Fang]] -Chinese tennis player
1973 - [[Magnus Sahlgren]] -Swedish guitarist (Lake of Tears, Dismember (band)|Dismember, and Tiamat (band)|Tiamat)
1973 - [[Shelda Bede]] -Brazilian volleyball player
1974 - [[Christian Paradis]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 9th Minister of Industry (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Industry
1975 - [[Becky Kellar-Duke]] -Canadian ice hockey player
1975 - [[Bengt Sæternes]] -Norwegian footballer and manager
1975 - [[Chris Anstey]] -Australian basketball player and coach
1975 - [[Eiichiro Oda]] -Japanese illustrator
1975 - [[Fernando Tatís]] -Dominican baseball player
1975 - [[Joe Cannon (soccer)|Joe Cannon]] -American soccer player
1975 - [[Mohamed Albuflasa]] -Bahraini poet and activist
1975 - [[Sonali Bendre]] -Indian model and actress
1977 - [[Hasan Salihamidžić]] -Bosnian footballer
1977 - [[Jerry Yan]] -Taiwanese actor and singer (F4 (band)|F4)
1977 - [[Leoš Friedl]] -Czech tennis player
1977 - [[María de la Paz Hernández]] -Argentinian field hockey player
1978 - [[Nina Bott]] -German actress
1978 - [[Philip Mulryne]] -Irish footballer
1978 - [[Vidya Balan]] -Indian model and actress
1978 - [[Yohann Diniz]] -French race walker
1979 - [[Brody Dalle]] -Australian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Distillers and Spinnerette)
1979 - [[Fadi El Khatib]] -Lebanese basketball player
1979 - [[Kathryn Thomas]] -Irish television host
1979 - [[Koichi Domoto]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (KinKi Kids)
1980 - [[Daniil Sapljoshin]] -Estonian kick-boxer
1980 - [[Elin Nordegren]] -Swedish-American model
1980 - [[Karina Jacobsgaard]] -Danish tennis player
1980 - [[Lazaros Agadakos]] -Greek basketball player
1980 - [[Richie Faulkner]] -English guitarist and songwriter (Judas Priest)
1981 - [[Abdülkadir Koçak]] -Turkish boxer
1981 - [[Eden Riegel]] -American actress
1981 - [[Jacqui Maxwell]] -Australian actress
1981 - [[Jonas Armstrong]] -Irish actor
1981 - [[Mladen Petrić]] -Croatian footballer
1981 - [[Zsolt Baumgartner]] -Hungarian race car driver
1982 - [[David Nalbandian]] -Argentinian tennis player
1982 - [[Egidio Arévalo Ríos]] -Uruguayan footballer
1982 - [[Luke Rodgers]] -English footballer
1983 - [[Calum Davenport]] -English footballer
1983 - [[Emi Kobayashi]] -Japanese model and actress
1983 - [[Melaine Walker]] -Jamaican hurdler
1983 - [[Park Sung-hyun]] -South Korean archer
1983 - [[Thomas Morrison (actor)|Thomas Morrison]] -English actor
1984 - [[Alok Kapali]] -Bangladeshi cricketer
1984 - [[Cheung Kin Fung]] -Hong Kong footballer
1984 - [[Christian Eigler]] -German footballer
1984 - [[Michael Witt]] -Australian rugby player
1984 - [[Mohammed Ghaddar]] -Lebanese footballer
1984 - [[Paolo Guerrero]] -Peruvian footballer
1984 - [[Rubens Sambueza]] -Argentinian footballer
1984 - [[Stefano Pastrello]] -Italian footballer
1985 - [[Jeff Carter]] -Canadian ice hockey player
1985 - [[Eyjólfur Héðinsson]] -Icelandic footballer and model
1985 - [[Steven Davis]] -Northern Irish footballer
1985 - [[Tiago Splitter]] -Brazilian basketball player
1986 - [[Pablo Cuevas]] -Uruguayan tennis player
1986 - [[Glen Davis (basketball)|Glen Davis]] -American basketball player
1986 - [[Lee Sungmin]] -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Super Junior)
1986 - [[Colin Morgan]] -Northern Irish actor
1987 - [[Gilbert Brulé]] -Canadian ice hockey player
1987 - [[Meryl Davis]] -American ice dancer
1987 - [[Gia Coppola]] -American film director
1987 - [[Estefanía Craciún]] -Uruguayan tennis player
1987 - [[Devin Setoguchi]] -Canadian ice hockey player
1988 - [[Nelufar Hedayat]] -Afghan-English journalist
1988 - [[Ghazala Javed]] -Pakistani singer and dancer (d. 2012)
1988 - [[Grzegorz Panfil]] -Polish tennis player
1989 - [[Adèle Haenel]] -French actress
1989 - [[Stefan Reinartz]] -German footballer
1990 - [[Bugoy Cariño]] -Filipino actor
1990 - [[Safaa Rashed]] -Iraqi weightlifter
1992 - [[Daniel Kofi Agyei]] -Ghanaian footballer
1992 - [[René Binder]] -Austrian race car driver
1992 - [[Ali Ferydoon]] -Irani footballer
1992 - [[He Kexin]] -Chinese gymnast
1992 - [[Jack Wilshere]] -English footballer
1993 - [[Jon Flanagan]] -English footballer
1993 - [[Michael Olaitan]] -Nigerian footballer
1994 - [[Craig Murray (footballer)|Craig Murray]] -Scottish footballer
1999 - [[Diamond White (singer)|Diamond White]] -American actress and singer
History of Deaths
510 - [[Eugendus]] -French saint (b. 449)
680 - [[Javanshir]] -Albanian king (b. 616)
898 - [[Odo of France]] -(b. 860)
962 - [[Baldwin III, Count of Flanders]] -(b. 940)
1204 - [[Haakon III of Norway]] -(b. 1170)
1387 - [[Charles II of Navarre]] -(b. 1332)
1515 - [[Louis XII of France]] -(b. 1462)
1559 - [[Christian III of Denmark]] -(b. 1503)
1560 - [[Joachim du Bellay]] -French poet and critic (b. 1522)
1617 - [[Hendrik Goltzius]] -Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1558)
1697 - [[Filippo Baldinucci]] -Florentine historian and author (b. 1624)
1716 - [[William Wycherley]] -English playwright (b. c.1641)
1748 - [[Johann Bernoulli]] -Swiss mathematician and academic (b. 1667)
1759 - [[Jacques-Joachim Trotti, marquis de La Chétardie]] -French diplomat (b. 1705)
1766 - [[James Francis Edward Stuart]] -English son of James II of England (b. 1688)
1782 - [[Johann Christian Bach]] -German composer (b. 1735)
1789 - [[Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley]] -English lawyer and politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)|British Speaker of the House of Commons (b. 1716)
1793 - [[Francesco Guardi]] -Venetian painter (b. 1712)
1796 - [[Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde]] -French mathematician and chemist (b. 1735)
1817 - [[Martin Heinrich Klaproth]] -German chemist and academic (b. 1743)
1846 - [[John Torrington]] -English soldier and explorer (b. 1825)
1853 - [[Gregory Blaxland]] -Australian farmer and explorer (b. 1778)
1862 - [[Mikhail Ostrogradsky]] -Ukrainian mathematician and physicist (b. 1801)
1881 - [[Louis Auguste Blanqui]] -French activist (b. 1805)
1892 - [[Roswell B. Mason]] -American politician, 25th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
1894 - [[Heinrich Hertz]] -German physicist and academic (b. 1857)
1896 - [[Alfred Ely Beach]] -American publisher and lawyer, created the Beach Pneumatic Transit (b. 1826)
1906 - [[Hugh Nelson (Australian politician)|Hugh Nelson]] -Scottish-Australian politician, 11th Premier of Queensland (b. 1835)
1918 - [[William Wilfred Campbell]] -Canadian poet and author (b. 1858)
1919 - [[Mikhail Drozdovsky]] -Russian general (b. 1881)
1921 - [[Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg]] -German politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1856)
1922 - [[István Kühár]] -Slovene priest and politician (b. 1887)
1931 - [[Martinus Beijerinck]] -Dutch microbiologist and botanist (b. 1851)
1940 - [[Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao]] -Indian author and educator (b. 1865)
1944 - [[Charles Turner (cricketer)|Charles Turner]] -Australian cricketer (b. 1862)
1944 - [[Edwin Lutyens]] -English architect, designed the Castle Drogo and Thiepval Memorial (b. 1869)
1953 - [[Hank Williams]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Drifting Cowboys) (b. 1923)
1954 - [[Duff Cooper]] -English politician and diplomat, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1890)
1954 - [[Leonard Bacon (poet)|Leonard Bacon]] -American poet and critic (b. 1887)
1955 - [[Arthur C. Parker]] -American archaeologist and historian (b. 1881)
1955 - [[Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar]] -Indian chemist and academic (b. 1894)
1957 - [[Seán South]] -Irish Republican Army volunteer (b. 1928)
1957 - [[Fergal O'Hanlon]] -Irish Republican Army volunteer (b. 1936)
1958 - [[Edward Weston]] -American photographer (b. 1886)
1960 - [[Aimé Clariond]] -French actor (b. 1894)
1960 - [[Margaret Sullavan]] -American actress and screenwriter (b. 1909)
1965 - [[Emma Asson]] -Estonian historian and politician (b. 1889)
1966 - [[Vincent Auriol]] -French journalist and politician, 16th President of the French Republic (b. 1884)
1969 - [[Bruno Söderström]] -Swedish pole vaulter and javelin thrower (b. 1888)
1971 - [[Amphilochius of Pochayiv]] -Ukrainian saint (b. 1894)
1972 - [[Maurice Chevalier]] -French actor and singer (b. 1888)
1973 - [[Sergei Kourdakov]] -Russian KGB agent (b. 1951)
1978 - [[Don Freeman]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1908)
1980 - [[Pietro Nenni]] -Italian journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Italy)|Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1891)
1981 - [[Hephzibah Menuhin]] -American-Australian pianist (b. 1920)
1982 - [[Victor Buono]] -American actor (b. 1938)
1984 - [[Alexis Korner]] -French-English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blues Incorporated and Collective Consciousness Society) (b. 1928)
1985 - [[Sigerson Clifford]] -Irish poet, playwright, and civil servant (b. 1913)
1987 - [[Jack Latham]] -American actor, and journalist (b. 1914)
1989 - [[Aleka Stratigou]] -Greek actress (b. 1926)
1992 - [[Grace Hopper]] -American computer scientist and admiral, co-developed COBOL (b. 1906)
1994 - [[Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt]] -New Zealand physician and politician, 11th Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1900)
1994 - [[Cesar Romero]] -American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1907)
1994 - [[Edward Arthur Thompson]] -Irish historian and academic (b. 1914)
1995 - [[Eugene Wigner]] -Hungarian-American physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1995 - [[Fred West]] -English serial killer (b. 1941)
1996 - [[Arleigh Burke]] -American admiral (b. 1901)
1996 - [[Arthur Rudolph]] -German engineer (b. 1906)
1997 - [[Ivan Graziani]] -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945)
1997 - [[Townes Van Zandt]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1944)
1998 - [[Helen Wills]] -American tennis player and coach (b. 1905)
2000 - [[Colin Vaughan]] -Australian-Canadian journalist and activist (b. 1931)
2001 - [[Ray Walston]] -American actor and singer (b. 1914)
2002 - [[Julia Phillips]] -American film producer and author (b. 1944)
2003 - [[Dumitru Tinu]] -Romanian journalist (b. 1940)
2003 - [[Joe Foss]] -American pilot, politician, and broadcaster, 20th Governor of South Dakota (b. 1915)
2003 - [[Royce D. Applegate]] -American actor and screenwriter (b. 1939)
2005 - [[Eugene J. Martin]] -American painter (b. 1938)
2005 - [[Shirley Chisholm]] -American educator, politician, and author (b. 1924)
2006 - [[Dawn Lake]] -Australian comedian, actress, and singer (b. 1927)
2006 - [[Harry Magdoff]] -American economist and journalist (b. 1913)
2006 - [[Hugh McLaughlin (publisher)|Hugh McLaughlin]] -Irish publisher, invented the Water hog (b. 1918)
2007 - [[Darrent Williams]] -American football player (b. 1982)
2007 - [[Leon Davidson]] -American chemist and engineer (b. 1922)
2007 - [[Roland Levinsky]] -South African-English biochemist and academic (b. 1943)
2008 - [[Harold Corsini]] -American photographer and educator (b. 1919)
2008 - [[Peter Caffrey]] -Irish-English actor (b. 1949)
2008 - [[Pratap Chandra Chunder]] -Indian educator and politician (b. 1919)
2008 - [[Salvatore Bonanno]] -American mobster (b. 1932)
2009 - [[Aarne Arvonen]] -Finnish super-centenarian (b. 1897)
2009 - [[Claiborne Pell]] -American captain and politician (b. 1918)
2009 - [[Nizar Rayan]] -Palestinian Hamas leader (b. 1962)
2009 - [[Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan]] -Kenyan terrorist (b. 1960)
2010 - [[Lhasa de Sela]] -American-Mexican singer-songwriter (b. 1972)
2011 - [[Flemming Jørgensen]] -Danish singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (Bamses Venner) (b. 1947)
2011 - [[Marin Constantin]] -Romanian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
2012 - [[Alessandro Liberati]] -Italian physician and epidemiologist (b. 1954)
2012 - [[Bob Anderson (fencer)|Bob Anderson]] -English fencer, stuntman, and choreographer (b. 1922)
2012 - [[Carlos Soria]] -Argentinian lawyer and politician (b. 1948)
2012 - [[Fred Milano]] -American singer (The Belmonts and Dion and the Belmonts) (b. 1939)
2012 - [[Kiro Gligorov]] -Bulgarian-Macedonian lawyer and politician, 1st President of the Republic of Macedonia (b. 1917)
2012 - [[Nay Win Maung]] -Burmese physician, businessman, and activist (b. 1962)
2012 - [[Tommy Mont]] -American football player and coach (b. 1922)
2012 - [[Yafa Yarkoni]] -Israeli singer and actress (b. 1925)
2013 - [[Barbara Werle]] -American actress and singer (b. 1928)
2013 - [[Christopher Martin-Jenkins]] -English journalist (b. 1945)
2013 - [[Michael Patrick Cronan]] -American graphic designer (b. 1951)
2013 - [[Patti Page]] -American singer and actress (b. 1927)
2013 - [[Yuri Alexandrov (boxer)|Yuri Alexandrov]] -Russian boxer (b. 1963)
2014 - [[Higashifushimi Kunihide]] -Japanese monk and educator (b. 1910)
2014 - [[Juanita Moore]] -American actress (b. 1914)
2014 - [[Michael Charles Glennon|Michael Glennon]] -Australian priest (b. 1944)
2014 - [[Pete DeCoursey]] -American journalist (b. 1961)
2014 - [[William Mgimwa]] -Tanzanian banker and politician, 13th Minister of Finance (Tanzania)|Tanzanian Minister of Finance (b. 1950)
2015 - [[Boris Morukov]] -Russian physician and astronaut (b. 1950)
2015 - [[Donna Douglas]] -American actress and singer (b. 1933)
2015 - [[Jeff Golub]] -American guitarist (b. 1955)
2015 - [[Mario Cuomo]] -American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of New York (b. 1932)
2015 - [[Ninón Sevilla]] -Cuban-Mexican actress and dancer (b. 1929)
2015 - [[Omar Karami]] -Lebanese lawyer and politician, 58th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1934)