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Day History: January-1

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Events History


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.

Famous Birthdays


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)

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