This Day in History

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Day History: January-10

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


49 - [[Julius Caesar]] -crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of Caesar's Civil War|civil war.

9 - [[Han dynasty]] -ends when Wang Mang claims that the divine Mandate of Heaven called for the end of the dynasty and the beginning of his own, the Xin dynasty.

69 - [[Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus]] -is appointed by Galba as Caesar (title)|deputy Roman Emperor.

236 - [[Pope Fabian]] -succeeds Pope Anterus|Anterus to become the twentieth pope of Ancient Rome|Rome.

1072 - [[Robert Guiscard]] -conquers Palermo.

1475 - [[Stephen III of Moldavia]] -defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.

1645 - [[William Laud]] -is beheaded at the Tower of London.

1776 - [[Thomas Paine]] -publishes his pamphlet ''Common Sense (pamphlet)|Common Sense''.

1791 - [[Siege of Dunlap's Station]] -begins near Cincinnati during the Northwest Indian War.

1806 - [[Cape Town]] -surrender to the British.

1810 - [[Napoleon]] -Bonaparte divorces his first wife Joséphine de Beauharnais|Joséphine.

1861 - [[American Civil War]] -Florida secedes from the Union (American Civil War)|Union.

1863 - [[London Underground]] -the world's oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.

1870 - [[John D. Rockefeller]] -incorporates Standard Oil.

1901 - [[Texas]] -petroleum|oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.

1916 - [[World War I]] -In the Erzurum Offensive, Russian Empire|Russia defeats the Ottoman Empire.

1920 - [[Treaty of Versailles]] -takes effect, officially ending World War I.

1922 - [[Arthur Griffith]] -is elected President of the Dáil Éireann.

1923 - [[Lithuania]] -seizes and annexes Klaipėda|Memel.

1927 - [[Fritz Lang]] -s futuristic film ''Metropolis (1927 film)|Metropolis'' is released in Germany.

1929 - [[The Adventures of Tintin]] -', one of the most popular European comic books, is first published in Belgium.

1941 - [[World War II]] -The Greek army Capture of Klisura Pass|captures Këlcyrë|Kleisoura.

1946 - [[United Nations General Assembly|General Assembly]] -of the United Nations opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.

1946 - [[Signal Corps (United States Army)|United States Army Signal Corps]] -successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the Moon and receiving the reflected signals.

1954 - [[BOAC Flight 781]] -a de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1, explodes and falls into the Tyrrhenian Sea killing 35 people.

1962 - [[Apollo program]] -NASA announces plans to build the C-5 rocket launch vehicle. It became better known as the Saturn V Moon rocket, which launched every Apollo Moon mission.

1971 - [[Chouf parliamentary by-election, 1971|A by-poll is held]] -in the Lebanese Chouf District.

1972 - [[Sheikh Mujibur Rahman]] -returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.

1981 - [[Salvadoran Civil War]] -The Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front|FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán Department|Morazán and Chalatenango Department|Chalatenango departments

1984 - [[Holy See–United States relations]] -The United States and Holy See (Vatican City) re-establish full diplomatic relations after almost 117 years, overturning the United States Congress's 1867 ban on public funding for such a diplomatic envoy.

1985 - [[Clive Sinclair]] -launches the Sinclair C5 personal electric vehicle, which became a notorious commercial failure and later a cult collector's item.

1985 - [[Sandinista National Liberation Front|Sandinista]] -Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government.

1990 - [[Time Warner]] -is formed by the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications.

1999 - [[Sanjeev Nanda]] -kills three policemen in New Delhi|New Delhi, India with his car, an act for which he was later acquitted, resulting in a sharp drop in public confidence in the Judiciary of India|Indian legal system.

2005 - [[La Conchita, California]] -killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing U.S. Route 101 in California|U.S. Route 101, the main coastal corridor between Los Angeles and San Francisco for 10 days.

2007 - [[2007 Guinean general strike|general strike]] -begins in Guinea in an eventually successful attempt to get President Lansana Conté to resign.

2011 - [[2010–11 Queensland floods]] -Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia, causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people.

2012 - [[2012 Khyber Agency bombing|bombing]] -in Khyber Agency, Pakistan, kills at least 30 people and 78 others injured.

2013 - [[January 2013 Pakistan bombings|bomb blasts]] -in Pakistan.

2015 - [[Mozambique funeral beer poisoning|mass poisoning]] -at a funeral in Mozambique involves beer that was deliberately contaminated with crocodile bile leaving at least 56 dead and nearly 200 hospitalized.

2015 - [[2015 Karachi traffic accident|traffic accident]] -between an oil tanker truck and passenger coach en route to Shikarpur, Sindh|Shikarpur from Karachi on the Pakistan National Highways of Pakistan|National Highway Link Road near Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Karachi, kills at least 62 people.

Famous Birthdays


1480 - [[Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy]] -(d. 1530)

1538 - [[Louis of Nassau]] -(d. 1574)

1607 - [[Isaac Jogues]] -French priest and missionary (d. 1646)

1628 - [[George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham]] -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1687)

1644 - [[Louis François, duc de Boufflers]] -French general (d. 1711)

1654 - [[Joshua Barnes]] -English historian and scholar (d. 1712)

1702 - [[Johannes Zick]] -German painter (d. 1762)

1715 - [[Christian August Crusius]] -German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)

1729 - [[Lazzaro Spallanzani]] -Italian priest, biologist, and physiologist (d. 1799)

1741 - [[Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain]] -(d. 1759)

1745 - [[Isaac Titsingh]] -Dutch surgeon, scholar, and diplomat (d. 1812)

1750 - [[Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine]] -Scottish-English lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1823)

1760 - [[Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg]] -German composer and conductor (d. 1802)

1769 - [[Michel Ney]] -French general (d. 1815)

1776 - [[George Birkbeck]] -English physician and academic, founded Birkbeck, University of London (d. 1841)

1780 - [[Martin Lichtenstein]] -German physician and explorer (d. 1857)

1797 - [[Eugenio Kincaid]] -American missionary (d. 1883)

1802 - [[Carl Ritter von Ghega]] -Italian-Austrian engineer, designed the Semmering railway (d. 1860)

1810 - [[Ferdinand Barbedienne]] -French engineer (d. 1892)

1810 - [[Jeremiah S. Black]] -American jurist and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of State (d. 1883)

1812 - [[Georg Hermann Nicolai]] -German architect and academic (d. 1881)

1828 - [[Herman Koeckemann]] -German bishop and missionary (d. 1892)

1834 - [[John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton]] -Italian-English historian and politician (d. 1902)

1836 - [[Charles Ingalls]] -American farmer and carpenter (d. 1902)

1840 - [[Louis-Nazaire Bégin]] -Canadian cardinal (d. 1925)

1842 - [[Luigi Pigorini]] -Italian palaeontologist, archaeologist, and ethnographer (d. 1925)

1843 - [[Frank James]] -American soldier and outlaw (d. 1915)

1848 - [[Reinhold Sadler]] -American merchant and politician, 9th List of Governors of Nevada|Governor of Nevada (d. 1906)

1849 - [[Robert Crosbie]] -Canadian theosophist, founded the United Lodge of Theosophists (d. 1919)

1850 - [[John Wellborn Root]] -American architect, designed the Rookery Building and Monadnock Building (d. 1891)

1853 - [[Jessie Bond]] -English singer and actress (d. 1942)

1858 - [[Heinrich Zille]] -German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)

1859 - [[Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia]] -Spanish philosopher and academic (d. 1909)

1860 - [[Charles G. D. Roberts]] -Canadian poet and author (d. 1943)

1864 - [[Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia]] -(d. 1931)

1865 - [[Mary Ingalls]] -American sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)

1873 - [[Algernon Maudslay]] -English sailor (d. 1948)

1873 - [[Jack O'Neill (baseball)|Jack O'Neill]] -Irish-American baseball player (d. 1935)

1873 - [[George Orton]] -Canadian runner and hurdler (d. 1958)

1875 - [[Issai Schur]] -German mathematician and academic (d. 1941)

1878 - [[John McLean (athlete)|John McLean]] -American hurdler, football player, and coach (d. 1955)

1880 - [[Manuel Azaña]] -Spanish jurist and politician, 7th President of Spain (d. 1940)

1881 - [[Leslie Rainey]] -Australian cricketer and footballer (d. 1962)

1883 - [[Francis X. Bushman]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1966)

1883 - [[Oscar Goerke]] -American cyclist (d. 1934)

1883 - [[Alfred Saalwächter]] -German admiral (d. 1945)

1883 - [[Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy]] -Russian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1945)

1887 - [[Robinson Jeffers]] -American poet and philosopher (d. 1962)

1890 - [[Pina Menichelli]] -Italian actress (d. 1984)

1891 - [[Heinrich Behmann]] -German mathematician and academic (d. 1970)

1891 - [[Ann Shoemaker]] -American actress (d. 1978)

1892 - [[Dumas Malone]] -American historian and author (d. 1986)

1892 - [[Melchior Wańkowicz]] -Polish soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1974)

1893 - [[Albert Jacka]] -Australian captain, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1932)

1894 - [[Pingali Lakshmikantam]] -Indian poet and author (d. 1972)

1898 - [[Katharine Burr Blodgett]] -American physicist and engineer (d. 1979)

1900 - [[Violette Cordery]] -English racing driver (d. 1983)

1902 - [[Dobriša Cesarić]] -Croatian poet and translator (d. 1980)

1903 - [[Barbara Hepworth]] -English sculptor (d. 1975)

1903 - [[Voldemar Väli]] -Estonian-Swedish Greco-Roman wrestler (d. 1997)

1903 - [[Violet Wilkey]] -American actress (d. 1976)

1904 - [[Ray Bolger]] -American actor and dancer (d. 1987)

1905 - [[Albert Arlen]] -Australian pianist, composer, actor, and playwright (d. 1993)

1908 - [[Paul Henreid]] -Italian-American actor and director (d. 1992)

1908 - [[Bernard Lee]] -English actor (d. 1981)

1910 - [[Jean Martinon]] -French conductor and composer (d. 1976)

1911 - [[Binod Bihari Chowdhury]] -Bangladeshi activist (d. 2013)

1911 - [[Norman Heatley]] -English biologist and chemist (d. 2004)

1912 - [[Maria Mandl]] -Austrian SS guard (d. 1948)

1913 - [[Franco Bordoni]] -Italian aviator and racing driver (d. 1975)

1913 - [[Gustáv Husák]] -Slovak politician, 9th President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1991)

1913 - [[Mehmet Shehu]] -Albanian politician, 22nd List of Prime Ministers of Albania|Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1981)

1914 - [[Pierre Cogan]] -French cyclist (d. 2013)

1914 - [[Yu Kuo-hwa]] -Chinese politician, 23rd Premier of the Republic of China (d. 2000)

1915 - [[Dean Dixon]] -American-Swiss conductor (d. 1976)

1915 - [[Cynthia Freeman]] -American author (d. 1988)

1916 - [[Sune Bergström]] -Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

1916 - [[Eldzier Cortor]] -American painter

1916 - [[Don Metz (ice hockey)|Don Metz]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)

1917 - [[Hilde Krahl]] -Croatian-Austrian actress (d. 1999)

1917 - [[Jerry Wexler]] -American journalist and producer (d. 2008)

1918 - [[Les Bennett]] -English footballer and manager (d. 1999)

1918 - [[Arthur Chung]] -Guyanese lawyer and politician, 1st President of Guyana (d. 2008)

1919 - [[Terukuni Manzō]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 38th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1977)

1919 - [[Rex Marshall]] -American actor and radio host (d. 1983)

1919 - [[Milton Parker]] -American businessman, co-founded the Carnegie Deli (d. 2009)

1919 - [[Billy Varga]] -American professional wrestler and actor (d. 2013)

1920 - [[Georges Marchal]] -French actor (d. 1997)

1920 - [[Max Patkin]] -American baseball player and clown (d. 1999)

1921 - [[Tasso Kavadia]] -Greek actress (d. 2010)

1921 - [[Rodger Ward]] -American race car driver (d. 2004)

1922 - [[Billy Liddell]] -Scottish-English footballer (d. 2001)

1922 - [[Ester Mägi]] -Estonian composer

1922 - [[Hannelore Schroth]] -German actress (d. 1987)

1924 - [[Ludmilla Chiriaeff]] -Canadian ballerina, choreographer, and director (d. 1996)

1924 - [[Max Roach]] -American drummer and composer (M'Boom) (d. 2007)

1925 - [[Billie Sol Estes]] -American businessman (d. 2013)

1925 - [[Günther Knödler]] -German fencer (d. 1996)

1926 - [[Musallam Bseiso]] -Palestinian journalist and politician

1927 - [[Gisele MacKenzie]] -Canadian-American singer and actress (d. 2003)

1927 - [[Lee Philips]] -American actor and director (d. 1999)

1927 - [[Johnnie Ray]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1990)

1927 - [[Otto Stich]] -Swiss politician; 140th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2012)

1928 - [[Philip Levine (poet)|Philip Levine]] -American poet and academic (d. 2015)

1928 - [[Peter Mathias]] -English historian and academic

1929 - [[Derek Hammond-Stroud]] -English actor and singer (d. 2012)

1929 - [[Tony Soper]] -English ornithologist and author

1930 - [[Elaine Devry]] -American actress

1930 - [[Roy E. Disney]] -American businessman (d. 2009)

1931 - [[Peter Barnes (playwright)|Peter Barnes]] -English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1931 - [[Rosalind Howells, Baroness Howells of St Davids]] -Grenadian-English academic and politician

1931 - [[Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat]] -Malaysian cleric and politician, 12th List of Menteris Besar of Kelantan|Menteri Besar of Kelantan (d. 2015)

1931 - [[Massimo Vignelli]] -Italian-American graphic designer (d. 2014)

1931 - [[John Zizioulas]] -Greek metropolitan

1933 - [[Anton Rodgers]] -English actor and director (d. 2007)

1934 - [[Leonid Kravchuk]] -Ukrainian politician, 1st President of Ukraine

1935 - [[Ronnie Hawkins]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1935 - [[Georg Katzer]] -German composer and academic

1935 - [[Sherrill Milnes]] -American opera singer and educator

1936 - [[Stephen E. Ambrose]] -American historian and author (d. 2002)

1936 - [[Walter Bodmer]] -German-English geneticist and academic

1936 - [[Burnum Burnum]] -Australian actor and author (d. 1997)

1936 - [[Al Goldstein]] -American publisher and pornographer (d. 2013)

1936 - [[Robert Woodrow Wilson]] -American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1937 - [[Daniel Walker Howe]] -American historian and academic

1937 - [[Thomas Penfield Jackson]] -American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 2013)

1938 - [[Jim Bailey (entertainer)|Jim Bailey]] -American actor and singer (d. 2015)

1938 - [[Donald Knuth]] -American computer scientist and author

1938 - [[Frank Mahovlich]] -Canadian ice hockey player and politician

1938 - [[Willie McCovey]] -American baseball player

1939 - [[Jared Carter]] -American poet and author

1939 - [[Sonosuke Fujimaki]] -Japanese fencer

1939 - [[David Horowitz]] -American activist and author, founded the David Horowitz Freedom Center

1939 - [[William Levy (author)|William Levy]] -American-Dutch journalist, author, and poet

1939 - [[Scott McKenzie]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)

1939 - [[Sal Mineo]] -American actor and singer (d. 1976)

1939 - [[Bill Toomey]] -American decathlete and coach

1940 - [[Harry Gant]] -American race car driver

1940 - [[Godfrey Hewitt]] -English geneticist and academic (d. 2013)

1940 - [[Walter Hill (director)|Walter Hill]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1940 - [[Ntare VI of Ankole]] -(d. 2011)

1940 - [[K. J. Yesudas]] -Indian singer-songwriter and actor

1941 - [[Tom Clarke (politician)|Tom Clarke]] -Scottish politician; Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

1942 - [[Graeme Gahan]] -Australian rules footballer and coach

1943 - [[Jim Croce]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 1973)

1943 - [[Jantzen Derrick]] -English footballer

1943 - [[Kristiina Elstelä]] -Finnish actress and singer

1944 - [[Rory Byrne]] -South African engineer

1944 - [[Bernard Derome]] -German-Canadian journalist

1944 - [[William Sanderson]] -American actor

1944 - [[Frank Sinatra, Jr.]] -American singer-songwriter and actor

1944 - [[Jeffrey Catherine Jones]] -American artist (d. 2011)

1945 - [[Colonel DeBeers]] -American wrestler

1945 - [[Jerome Drayton]] -Canadian runner

1945 - [[John Fahey (politician)|John Fahey]] -New Zealand-Australian lawyer and politician; 38th Premier of New South Wales

1945 - [[Jennifer Moss (actress)|Jennifer Moss]] -English actress and singer (d. 2006)

1945 - [[Rod Stewart]] -English-Scottish singer-songwriter (The Jeff Beck Group, Faces (band)|Faces, Shotgun Express, and The Steampacket)

1945 - [[Gunther von Hagens]] -German anatomist, invented plastination

1946 - [[Aynsley Dunbar]] -English drummer and songwriter (The Jeff Beck Group, Journey (band)|Journey, Jefferson Starship, UFO (band)|UFO, The Mojos, and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers)

1946 - [[Robert Gadocha]] -Polish footballer

1946 - [[Earl McCullouch]] -American hurdler and football player

1947 - [[George Alec Effinger]] -American author (d. 2002)

1947 - [[James Morris (bass-baritone)|James Morris]] -American bass-baritone opera singer

1947 - [[Matthew Oakeshott, Baron Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay]] -English banker and politician

1947 - [[Peer Steinbrück]] -German politician, List of German finance ministers|German Minister of Finance

1947 - [[Tiit Vähi]] -Estonian engineer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Estonia

1948 - [[Donald Fagen]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (Steely Dan)

1948 - [[Teresa Graves]] -American actress and singer (d. 2002)

1948 - [[Mischa Maisky]] -Latvian-Israeli cellist

1948 - [[David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury]] -English lawyer and judge

1948 - [[Bernard Thévenet]] -French cyclist and sportscaster

1949 - [[Allu Aravind]] -Indian actor and producer

1949 - [[Fred Bronson]] -American journalist and author

1949 - [[Kemal Derviş]] -Turkish economist and politician

1949 - [[George Foreman]] -American boxer, actor, and businessman

1949 - [[James Lapine]] -American director and playwright

1949 - [[Linda Lovelace]] -American porn actress and activist (d. 2002)

1950 - [[Roy Blunt]] -American academic and politician

1950 - [[Ernie Wasson]] -American gardener and author

1951 - [[Rockwell Blake]] -American operatic tenor

1951 - [[Paul DiMaggio]] -American sociologist and academic

1951 - [[Nicolas Philibert]] -French actor and director

1951 - [[Pez Whatley]] -American wrestler (d. 2005)

1952 - [[Scott Thurston]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Stooges)

1953 - [[Pat Benatar]] -American singer-songwriter

1953 - [[Guido Kratschmer]] -German decathlete

1953 - [[Bobby Rahal]] -American race car driver

1954 - [[John Gidman]] -English footballer and manager

1954 - [[Greg Towns]] -Australian footballer

1955 - [[Michael Schenker]] -German guitarist (UFO (band)|UFO, Scorpions (band)|Scorpions, Contraband (band)|Contraband, and McAuley Schenker Group)

1955 - [[Franco Tancredi]] -Italian footballer and manager

1956 - [[Shawn Colvin]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1956 - [[Antonio Muñoz Molina]] -Spanish author

1957 - [[Paula Smith]] -American tennis player

1957 - [[Greg Walden]] -American politician

1958 - [[Eddie Cheever]] -American race car driver

1958 - [[Caroline Langrishe]] -English actress

1958 - [[Anatoly Pisarenko]] -Ukrainian weightlifter

1959 - [[Chandra Cheeseborough]] -American sprinter and coach

1959 - [[Bernhard Hoff]] -German sprinter

1959 - [[Chris Van Hollen]] -American lawyer and politician

1959 - [[Mark Morrisroe]] -American artist (d. 1989)

1959 - [[Fran Walsh]] -New Zealand screenwriter and producer

1960 - [[Gurinder Chadha]] -Kenyan-English director, producer, and screenwriter

1960 - [[Brian Cowen]] -Irish lawyer and politician, 12th Taoiseach|Taoiseach of Ireland

1960 - [[Claudia Losch]] -German shot putter

1960 - [[John Mann (British politician)|John Mann]] -English politician

1960 - [[Benoît Pelletier]] -Canadian lawyer and politician

1960 - [[Samira Said]] -Moroccan singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1961 - [[Evan Handler]] -American actor

1961 - [[Janet Jones]] -American actress

1961 - [[Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg]] -Italian-American violinist, author, and educator

1962 - [[Michael Fortier]] -Canadian lawyer and politician

1962 - [[Kathryn S. McKinley]] -American computer scientist and academic

1963 - [[Malcolm Dunford]] -New Zealand-Australian soccer player

1963 - [[Kira Ivanova]] -Russian figure skater (d. 2001)

1963 - [[David Dewayne Johnson]] -American murderer (d. 2000)

1963 - [[Francesco Panetta]] -Italian runner

1963 - [[Mark Pryor]] -American lawyer and politician, 53rd Arkansas Attorney General

1964 - [[Chitti Babu (actor)|Chitti Babu]] -Indian actor (d. 2013)

1964 - [[Tony Gardner]] -English actor, screenwriter, and physician

1964 - [[Brad Roberts]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Crash Test Dummies)

1964 - [[Akifumi Tada]] -Japanese composer

1965 - [[Wally Bell]] -American baseball umpire (d. 2013)

1965 - [[Butch Hartman]] -American animator, voice actor, and singer

1966 - [[Robert Jürjendal]] -Estonian guitarist and composer

1966 - [[Steve Kramer (politician)|Steve Kramer]] -American engineer and politician

1966 - [[Murali Nair]] -Indian director and screenwriter

1966 - [[Jeremy Sims]] -Australian actor and director

1966 - [[Naomi Zaizen]] -Japanese actress

1967 - [[Jeremy Cumpston]] -Australian actor

1967 - [[Johan Laats]] -Belgian martial artist

1967 - [[Maciej Śliwowski]] -Polish footballer

1969 - [[Janko Kastelic]] -Canadian-Slovene conductor

1969 - [[Andreas Reinke]] -German footballer and manager

1970 - [[Buff Bagwell]] -American wrestler and actor

1970 - [[Scott Ludlam]] -New Zealand-Australian graphic designer and politician

1970 - [[Alisa Marić]] -Serbian chess player and politician, Minister of Youth and Sports (Serbia)|Serbian Minister of Youth and Sports

1972 - [[Thomas Alsgaard]] -Norwegian skier and sportscaster

1972 - [[Mohammed Benzakour]] -Moroccan-Dutch journalist, poet, and author

1972 - [[Brian Christopher]] -American professional wrestler

1973 - [[Jakob Cedergren]] -Swedish-Danish actor

1973 - [[Ryan Drummond]] -American actor and singer

1973 - [[Glenn Robinson]] -American basketball player

1973 - [[Tanya Streeter]] -British-Caymanian-American world champion freediver

1973 - [[Félix Trinidad]] -Puerto Rican boxer

1974 - [[Jemaine Clement]] -New Zealand actor, singer, and guitarist (Flight of the Conchords)

1974 - [[Davide Dionigi]] -Italian footballer and manager

1974 - [[Akari Kaida]] -Japanese pianist and composer

1974 - [[Andrey Korneyev]] -Russian swimmer (d. 2014)

1974 - [[Steve Marlet]] -French footballer and coach

1974 - [[Clinton O'Brien]] -Australian rugby league footballer

1974 - [[Bob Peeters]] -Belgian footballer and manager

1974 - [[Hrithik Roshan]] -Indian actor and singer

1975 - [[Jake Delhomme]] -American football player

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

1976 - [[Ian Poulter]] -English golfer

1976 - [[Alec Shelbrooke]] -English engineer and politician

1977 - [[Greg Centauro]] -French pornographic actor and director (d. 2011)

1978 - [[Brent Smith]] -American singer-songwriter (Shinedown)

1978 - [[Tamina Snuka]] -American wrestler and actress

1978 - [[Tanel Tein]] -Estonian basketball player

1979 - [[Simone Cavalli]] -Italian footballer

1979 - [[Obea Moore]] -American sprinter

1979 - [[Bodo Sieber]] -German rugby player and coach

1980 - [[Nelson Cuevas]] -Paraguayan footballer

1980 - [[Petri Lindroos]] -Finnish singer and guitarist (Ensiferum and Norther)

1980 - [[Tatjana Mannima]] -Estonian skier

1980 - [[Bernat Martínez]] -Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2015)

1980 - [[Aleksandr Pogorelov]] -Russian decathlete

1980 - [[Sarah Shahi]] -American actress

1981 - [[Nasri (musician)|Nasri]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and producer (Magic!)

1981 - [[James Coppinger]] -English footballer

1981 - [[Inga Jankauskaitė]] -Lithuanian actress, singer, and pianist

1981 - [[Brian Joo]] -American-South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Fly to the Sky)

1981 - [[Tamta]] -Georgian-Greek singer

1982 - [[Julien Brellier]] -French footballer

1982 - [[Tomasz Brzyski]] -Polish footballer

1982 - [[Josh Ryan Evans]] -American actor (d. 2002)

1982 - [[Misato Fukuen]] -Japanese voice actress

1983 - [[Danilo Dirani]] -Brazilian race car driver

1983 - [[Li Nina]] -Chinese skier

1984 - [[Marouane Chamakh]] -Moroccan footballer

1984 - [[Trent Cutler]] -Australian rugby league footballer

1984 - [[Ariane Friedrich]] -German high jumper

1984 - [[Nando Rafael]] -Angolan-German footballer

1985 - [[Abdulkader Dakka]] -Syrian footballer

1985 - [[Jaroslav Kolbas]] -Slovak footballer

1985 - [[Craig Lewis (cyclist)|Craig Lewis]] -American cyclist

1985 - [[Alex Meraz]] -American actor, dancer, and martial artist

1985 - [[Sofia Yfantidou]] -Greek heptathlete

1986 - [[Chen Jin]] -Chinese badminton player

1986 - [[Abbey Clancy]] -English model and television host

1986 - [[Kirsten Flipkens]] -Belgian tennis player

1986 - [[Hideaki Ikematsu]] -Japanese footballer

1986 - [[Saleisha Stowers]] -American model

1986 - [[Kenneth Vermeer]] -Dutch footballer

1986 - [[Erika Padilla]] -Filipino actress and host

1987 - [[César Cielo]] -Brazilian swimmer

1988 - [[Leonard Patrick Komon]] -Kenyan runner

1988 - [[Marvin Martin]] -French footballer

1988 - [[Vladimir Zharkov]] -Russian ice hockey player

1989 - [[Emily Meade]] -American actress

1989 - [[Kyle Reimers]] -Australian rules footballer

1989 - [[Solji]] -South Korean singer (EXID)

1990 - [[Mirko Bortolotti]] -Italian race car driver

1990 - [[Wilhelm Ingves]] -Finnish footballer

1990 - [[Tao Li]] -Singaporean swimmer

1990 - [[Stefano Lilipaly]] -Dutch-Indonesian footballer

1990 - [[César Ruiz]] -Peruvian footballer

1991 - [[Romain Wattel]] -French golfer

1992 - [[Emmanuel Frimpong]] -Ghanaian footballer

1994 - [[Mohammed Aman (athlete)|Mohammed Aman]] -Ethiopian runner

1996 - [[Sakurako Ohara]] -Japanese actress and singer

1996 - [[María Paulina Pérez]] -Colombian tennis player

1996 - [[Paula Andrea Pérez]] -Colombian tennis player

1997 - [[Ayuri Konno]] -Japanese actress

1998 - [[Xu Shilin]] -Chinese tennis player

2000 - [[Sota Yamamoto]] -Japanese figure skater

2004 - [[Kaitlyn Maher]] -American child singer and actress

2006 - [[Angelina Jordan]] -Norwegian child singer

History of Deaths


976 - [[John I Tzimiskes]] -Byzantine emperor (b. 925)

1094 - [[Al-Mustansir Billah]] -Egyptian caliph (b. 1029)

1276 - [[Pope Gregory X]] -(b. 1210)

1645 - [[William Laud]] -English archbishop and academic (b. 1573)

1654 - [[Nicholas Culpeper]] -English botanist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616)

1662 - [[Honoré II, Prince of Monaco]] -(b. 1597)

1698 - [[Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont]] -French priest and historian (b. 1637)

1754 - [[Edward Cave]] -English publisher; founded ''The Gentleman's Magazine'' (b. 1691)

1761 - [[Edward Boscawen]] -English admiral and politician (b. 1711)

1777 - [[Spranger Barry]] -Irish actor (b. 1719)

1778 - [[Carl Linnaeus]] -Swedish botanist and physician (b. 1707)

1794 - [[Georg Forster]] -German-Polish ethnologist and journalist (b. 1754)

1811 - [[Joseph Chénier]] -French poet, playwright, and politician (b. 1764)

1824 - [[Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia]] -(b. 1759)

1828 - [[François de Neufchâteau]] -French poet, academic, and politician; Minister of the Interior (France)|French Minister of the Interior (b. 1750)

1829 - [[Gregorio Funes]] -Argentinian clergyman, historian, and educator (b. 1749)

1833 - [[Adrien-Marie Legendre]] -French mathematician and theorist (b. 1752)

1851 - [[Karl Freiherr von Müffling]] -Prussian field marshal (b. 1775)

1855 - [[Mary Russell Mitford]] -English author and playwright (b. 1787)

1862 - [[Samuel Colt]] -American businessman; founded Colt's Manufacturing Company (b. 1814)

1863 - [[Lyman Beecher]] -American minister, co-founded the American Temperance Society (b. 1775)

1866 - [[Pyotr Pletnyov]] -Russian poet and critic (b. 1792)

1883 - [[Samuel Mudd]] -American physician (b. 1833)

1895 - [[Eli Whitney Blake, Jr.]] -American chemist, physicist, and academic (b. 1836)

1895 - [[Benjamin Godard]] -French violinist and composer (b. 1849)

1901 - [[James Robert Dickson]] -Australian politician; 1st Minister for Defence (Australia)|Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)

1904 - [[Jean-Léon Gérôme]] -French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)

1905 - [[Kārlis Baumanis]] -Latvian composer (b. 1835)

1917 - [[Buffalo Bill]] -American soldier and hunter (b. 1846)

1917 - [[Feliks Leparsky]] -Russian fencer and captain (b. 1875)

1920 - [[Sali Nivica]] -Albanian journalist and politician (b. 1890)

1921 - [[Raymond Thorne]] -American swimmer (b. 1887)

1922 - [[Frank Tudor]] -Australian politician; 6th Minister for Trade and Investment (Australia)|Australian Minister for Trade and Investment (b. 1866)

1926 - [[Eino Leino]] -Finnish poet and journalist (b. 1878)

1934 - [[Marinus van der Lubbe]] -Dutch anarchist (b. 1909)

1935 - [[Edwin Flack]] -Australian tennis player and runner (b. 1873)

1935 - [[Charlie McGahey]] -English cricketer (b. 1871)

1941 - [[Frank Bridge]] -English viola player and composer (b. 1879)

1941 - [[John Lavery]] -Irish painter (b. 1856)

1941 - [[Joe Penner]] -Hungarian-American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1904)

1941 - [[Issai Schur]] -Belarusian-German mathematician and academic (b. 1875)

1945 - [[Osman Cemal Kaygili]] -Turkish journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1890)

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

1951 - [[Sinclair Lewis]] -American author and playwright; Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)

1951 - [[Yoshio Nishina]] -Japanese physicist and academic (b. 1890)

1954 - [[Oscar Brockmeyer]] -American soccer player (b. 1883)

1954 - [[Chester Wilmot]] -American journalist and historian (b. 1911)

1957 - [[Gabriela Mistral]] -Chilean poet and academic; Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)

1959 - [[Şükrü Kaya]] -Turkish jurist and politician, List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Turkey)|Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)

1960 - [[Jack Laviolette]] -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1879)

1961 - [[Dashiell Hammett]] -American author and screenwriter (b. 1894)

1965 - [[Frederick Fleet]] -English sailor (b. 1887)

1967 - [[Charles E. Burchfield]] -American painter (b. 1893)

1968 - [[Basil Sydney]] -English actor (b. 1894)

1968 - [[Ali Fuat Cebesoy]] -Turkish general and politician; 6th List of Speakers of the Parliament of Turkey|Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey (b. 1882)

1969 - [[Sampurnanand]] -Indian educator and politician; 2nd Governor of Rajasthan (b. 1891)

1969 - [[John Brownlee (baritone)|John Brownlee]] -Australian opera singer (b. 1900)

1970 - [[Pavel Belyayev]] -Russian pilot and astronaut (b. 1925)

1971 - [[Coco Chanel]] -French fashion designer (b. 1883)

1971 - [[Ignazio Giunti]] -Italian race car driver (b. 1941)

1972 - [[Aksel Larsen]] -Danish politician (b. 1897)

1976 - [[Howlin' Wolf]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1910)

1978 - [[Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal]] -Nicaraguan journalist and author (b. 1924)

1978 - [[Don Gillis (composer)|Don Gillis]] -American composer and conductor (b. 1912)

1980 - [[Hughie Critz]] -American baseball player and scout (b. 1900)

1980 - [[George Meany]] -American plumber and union leader (b. 1894)

1980 - [[Bo Rein]] -American football player and coach (b. 1945)

1981 - [[Katharine Alexander]] -American actress and singer (b. 1898)

1981 - [[Richard Boone]] -American actor, singer, and director (b. 1917)

1981 - [[Fawn M. Brodie]] -American historian and author (b. 1915)

1982 - [[Paul Lynde]] -American actor and singer (b. 1926)

1984 - [[Souvanna Phouma]] -Laotian politician; 8th Prime Minister of Laos (b. 1901)

1985 - [[Anton Karas]] -Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906)

1986 - [[Jaroslav Seifert]] -Czech journalist and poet; Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)

1987 - [[Marion Hutton]] -American singer and actress (b. 1919)

1987 - [[David Robinson (philanthropist)|David Robinson]] -English businessman and philanthropist (b. 1904)

1989 - [[Herbert Morrison (announcer)|Herbert Morrison]] -American journalist and producer (b. 1905)

1989 - [[Colin Winchester]] -Australian police officer (b. 1933)

1990 - [[Tochinishiki Kiyotaka]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 44th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1925)

1991 - [[Richard Kuremaa]] -Estonian footballer (b. 1912)

1992 - [[Roberto Bonomi]] -Argentinian race car driver (b. 1919)

1995 - [[Kathleen Tynan]] -Canadian-English journalist, author, and screenwriter (b. 1937)

1997 - [[Elspeth Huxley]] -Kenyan-English journalist and author (b. 1907)

1997 - [[Sheldon Leonard]] -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)

1997 - [[Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd]] -Scottish-English biochemist and academic; Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)

1999 - [[Edward Williams (Queensland judge)|Edward Williams]] -Australian lieutenant, pilot, and judge (b. 1921)

2000 - [[Sam Jaffe (producer)|Sam Jaffe]] -American screenwriter and producer (b. 1901)

2001 - [[Necati Cumalı]] -Turkish author and poet (b. 1921)

2002 - [[W. A. Criswell]] -American pastor and author (b. 1909)

2004 - [[Spalding Gray]] -American actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)

2004 - [[Alexandra Ripley]] -American author (b. 1934)

2005 - [[Wasyly (Fedak)|Wasyly]] -Ukrainian-Canadian bishop (b. 1909)

2005 - [[Gene Baylos]] -American comedian and actor (b. 1906)

2005 - [[Margherita Carosio]] -Italian soprano (b. 1908)

2005 - [[James Forman]] -American academic and activist (b. 1928)

2005 - [[Kalevi Hämäläinen]] -Finnish skier (b. 1932)

2005 - [[Erwin Hillier]] -German-English cinematographer (b. 1911)

2005 - [[Jack Horner (journalist)|Jack Horner]] -American journalist (b. 1912)

2005 - [[Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium]] -(b. 1927)

2007 - [[Carlo Ponti]] -Italian film producer (b. 1912)

2007 - [[Bradford Washburn]] -American explorer, photographer, and cartographer (b. 1910)

2008 - [[Christopher Bowman]] -American figure skater (b. 1967)

2008 - [[Mikhail Minin]] -Russian soldier (b. 1922)

2008 - [[Maila Nurmi]] -Finnish-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

2009 - [[Bill Stone]] -English sailor (b. 1900)

2011 - [[John Dye]] -American actor (b. 1963)

2011 - [[Vivek Shauq]] -Indian actor and singer (b. 1963)

2011 - [[Margaret Whiting]] -American singer (b. 1924)

2012 - [[Vince Gibson]] -American football player and coach (b. 1933)

2012 - [[Lila Kaye]] -English actress (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Jean Pigott]] -Canadian businesswoman and politician (b. 1924)

2012 - [[Cliff Portwood]] -English footballer and singer (b. 1937)

2012 - [[Mary Raftery]] -Irish journalist (b. 1957)

2012 - [[Gevork Vartanian]] -Russian intelligence agent (b. 1924)

2013 - [[Antonino Calderone]] -Italian mobster (b. 1935)

2013 - [[Evan S. Connell]] -American author and poet (b. 1924)

2013 - [[George Gruntz]] -Swiss pianist and composer (b. 1932)

2013 - [[Franz Lehrndorfer]] -German organist and composer (b. 1928)

2013 - [[Claude Nobs]] -Swiss businessman; founded the Montreux Jazz Festival (b. 1936)

2013 - [[Lucien Poirier]] -French general (b. 1918)

2014 - [[Sam Berns]] -American progeria victim (b. 1996)

2014 - [[Petr Hlaváček]] -Czech shoemaker and academic (b. 1950)

2014 - [[Zbigniew Messner]] -Polish economist and politician, 9th List of Prime Ministers of Poland|Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (b. 1929)

2014 - [[Ian Redford]] -Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1960)

2014 - [[Larry Speakes]] -American journalist; 16th White House Press Secretary (b. 1939)

2015 - [[Robert Berner]] -American geologist and academic (b. 1935)

2015 - [[Harry V. Jaffa]] -American historian, philosopher, and academic (b. 1918)

2015 - [[Junior Malanda]] -Belgian footballer (b. 1994)

2015 - [[Taylor Negron]] -American actor (b. 1957)

2015 - [[Francesco Rosi]] -Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1922)

2015 - [[Robert Stone (novelist)|Robert Stone]] -American journalist and author (b. 1937)

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