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Day History: January-13

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Events History


532 - [[Nika riots]] -in Constantinople.

888 - [[Odo of France|Odo, Count of Paris]] -becomes King of the Franks.

1435 - [[Sicut Dudum]] -', forbidding the enslavement of the Guanches|Guanche natives in Canary Islands by the Spanish people|Spanish, is promulgated by Pope Eugene IV.

1547 - [[Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey]] -is sentenced to death.

1607 - [[Genoa]] -fails after announcement of Sovereign default|national bankruptcy in Spain.

1666 - [[Jean-Baptiste Tavernier]] -arrived in Dhaka and met Shaista Khan.

1793 - [[Nicolas Jean Hugon de Bassville]] -representative of Revolutionary France, lynched by a mob in Rome

1797 - [[French Revolutionary Wars]] -A Action of 13 January 1797|naval battle between a French ship of the line and two British frigates off the coast of Brittany ends with the French vessel running aground, resulting in over 900 deaths.

1815 - [[War of 1812]] -British Empire|British troops capture Battle of Fort Peter|Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia, the only battle of the war to take place in the state.

1822 - [[Flag of Greece|Greek flag]] -is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.

1830 - [[New Orleans]] -begins.

1833 - [[Andrew Jackson]] -writes to Vice President of the United States|Vice President Martin Van Buren expressing his opposition to South Carolina's defiance of federal authority in the Nullification Crisis.

1840 - [[Lexington (steamship)|Lexington]] -' burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.

1842 - [[William Brydon]] -an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War, becomes famous for being the 1842 retreat from Kabul|sole survivor of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 camp followers when he reaches the safety of a garrison in Jalalabad|Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

1847 - [[Treaty of Cahuenga]] -ends the Mexican–American War in California.

1869 - null 869-N-tional convention of black leaders meets in Washington, D.C.

1893 - [[Independent Labour Party]] -of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.

1893 - [[United States Marine Corps|U.S. Marines]] -land in Honolulu|Honolulu, Hawaii from the {{USS|Boston|1884|6}} to prevent the queen from abrogating the 1887 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii|Bayonet Constitution.

1895 - [[First Italo-Ethiopian War]] -the war's opening battle, the Battle of Coatit, occurs; it is an Italian victory.

1898 - [[Émile Zola]] -s ''J'accuse'' exposes the Dreyfus affair.

1908 - [[Rhoads Opera House Fire]] -in Boyertown, Pennsylvania kills 171 people.

1910 - [[Birth of public radio broadcasting|first public radio broadcast]] -takes place; a live performance of the opera ''Cavalleria rusticana'' is sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House (39th St)|Metropolitan Opera House in New York City|New York, New York.

1913 - [[Delta Sigma Theta]] -Sorority Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University.

1915 - [[1915 Avezzano earthquake|earthquake in Avezzano]] -Italy kills 29,800.

1934 - [[Candidate of Sciences]] -degree is established in the Soviet Union.

1935 - [[Referendum|plebiscite]] -in Saar (League of Nations)|Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany.

1939 - [[Black Friday (1939)|Black Friday]] -bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometers of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.

1942 - [[Henry Ford]] -patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.

1942 - [[World War II]] -First use of an aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.

1951 - [[First Indochina War]] -The Battle of Vĩnh Yên begins, which will end in a major victory for France.

1953 - [[Pravda]] -' accusing some of the most prestigious and prominent doctors, mostly Jews, in the Soviet Union of taking part in a Doctors' plot|vast plot to poison members of the top Soviet political and military leadership.

1958 - [[Moroccan Army of Liberation]] -ambushes a Spanish patrol in the Ifni War|Battle of Edchera.

1960 - [[Gulag]] -system of forced labor camps in the Soviet Union is officially abolished.

1963 - [[1963 Togolese coup d'état|Coup d'état]] -in Togo results in assassination of president Sylvanus Olympio

1964 - [[Islamophobia|Anti-Muslim]] -riots break out in Calcutta, resulting in 100 deaths.

1964 - [[Pope John Paul II]] -is appointed archbishop of Kraków|Kraków, Poland.

1966 - [[Robert C. Weaver]] -becomes the first African American Cabinet member when he is appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

1968 - [[Johnny Cash]] -At Folsom Prison|performs live at Folsom State Prison

1972 - [[Kofi Abrefa Busia]] -and President Edward Akufo-Addo of Ghana are ousted in a bloodless Coup d'état|military coup by Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.

1974 - [[Seraphim of Athens|Seraphim]] -is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.

1978 - [[Food and Drug Administration]] -requires all blood donations to be labeled "paid" or "volunteer" donors.

1982 - [[Air Florida Flight 90]] -a Boeing 737 jet crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge (Potomac River)|14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78 including four motorists.

1985 - [[Ethiopia]] -killing 428 in the worst railroad disaster in Africa.

1986 - [[Aden|Aden, South Yemen]] -between supporters of Ali Nasir Muhammad and Abdul Fattah Ismail, resulting in thousands of casualties.

1988 - [[Lee Teng-hui]] -becomes the first Taiwanese people|native Taiwanese President of the Republic of China.

1990 - [[Baku pogrom|seven-day pogrom]] -breaks out against the Armenians|Armenian civilian population of Baku, Azerbaijan during which Armenians were beaten, tortured, murdered, and expelled from the city.

1990 - [[Douglas Wilder]] -becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.

1991 - [[January Events (Lithuania)|attack]] -Lithuanian independence supporters in Vilnius, killing 14 people and wounding 1000.

1993 - [[Space Shuttle program]] -Space Shuttle Endeavour|''Endeavour'' heads for space for the third time as STS-54 launches from the Kennedy Space Center.

2000 - [[Bill Gates]] -resigns as CEO of Microsoft.

2001 - [[2001 El Salvador earthquakes#The January 13 earthquake|earthquake]] -hits El Salvador, killing more than 800.

2012 - [[cruise ship]] -''Costa Concordia'' Costa Concordia disaster|sinks off the coast of Italy. There are 32 confirmed deaths amongst the 4232 passengers and crew.

2012 - [[2012 Winter Youth Olympics opening ceremony|opening ceremony]] -of the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics|Winter Youth Olympics takes place in Innsbruck, Austria.

Famous Birthdays


1334 - [[Henry II of Castile]] -(d. 1379)

1505 - [[Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg]] -(d. 1571)

1562 - [[Mark Alexander Boyd]] -Scottish poet and soldier (d. 1601)

1596 - [[Jan van Goyen]] -Dutch painter (d. 1656)

1610 - [[Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1610–1665)|Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria]] -(d. 1665)

1616 - [[Antoinette Bourignon]] -French-Flemish mystic and author (d. 1680)

1651 - [[Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington]] -English soldier and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1694)

1683 - [[Christoph Graupner]] -German harpsichord player and composer (d. 1760)

1720 - [[Richard Hurd (bishop)|Richard Hurd]] -English bishop (d. 1808)

1749 - [[Maler Müller]] -German poet, painter, and playwright (d. 1825)

1787 - [[John Davis (Massachusetts governor)|John Davis]] -American lawyer and politician, 14th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1854)

1804 - [[Paul Gavarni]] -French illustrator (d. 1866)

1805 - [[Thomas Dyer]] -American politician, 18th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1862)

1808 - [[Salmon P. Chase]] -American jurist and politician, 6th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1873)

1812 - [[Victor de Laprade]] -French poet and critic (d. 1883)

1832 - [[Horatio Alger, Jr.]] -American journalist and author (d. 1899)

1845 - [[Félix Tisserand]] -French astronomer and academic (d. 1896)

1857 - [[Anastasios Papoulas]] -Greek general (d. 1935)

1858 - [[Oskar Minkowski]] -Lithuanian-German biologist and academic (d. 1931)

1859 - [[Kostis Palamas]] -Greek poet and playwright (d. 1943)

1861 - [[Max Nonne]] -German neurologist and academic (d. 1959)

1864 - [[Wilhelm Wien]] -German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)

1865 - [[Princess Marie of Orléans (1865–1909)|Princess Marie of Orléans]] -(d. 1908)

1866 - [[Vasily Kalinnikov]] -Russian bassoon player and composer (d. 1901)

1869 - [[Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta]] -(d. 1931)

1870 - [[Ross Granville Harrison]] -American biologist and anatomist (d. 1959)

1872 - [[Vlasios Tsirogiannis]] -Greek general (d. 1928)

1878 - [[Lionel Groulx]] -Canadian priest and historian (d. 1967)

1878 - [[Geert Lotsij]] -Dutch rower (d. 1959)

1881 - [[Essington Lewis]] -Australian engineer and businessman (d. 1961)

1883 - [[Prince Arthur of Connaught]] -(d. 1938)

1883 - [[Nathaniel Cartmell]] -American runner and coach (d. 1967)

1884 - [[Sophie Tucker]] -Ukrainian-American singer and actress (d. 1966)

1885 - [[Alfred Fuller]] -Canadian-American businessman, founded the Fuller Brush Company (d. 1973)

1886 - [[Art Ross]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1964)

1887 - [[Gabriel Gabrio]] -French actor (d. 1946)

1887 - [[George Gurdjieff]] -Russian-French mystic and philosopher (d. 1949)

1890 - [[Jüri Uluots]] -Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1945)

1892 - [[Ermanno Aebi]] -Italian-Swiss footballer (d. 1976)

1893 - [[Roy Cazaly]] -Australian footballer and coach (d. 1963)

1893 - [[Clark Ashton Smith]] -American poet, sculptor, painter, and author (d. 1961)

1893 - [[Chaim Soutine]] -Belarusian-French painter (d. 1943)

1898 - [[Kaj Munk]] -Danish pastor and playwright (d. 1944)

1898 - [[Carlo Tagliabue]] -Italian opera singer (d. 1978)

1901 - [[A. B. Guthrie, Jr.]] -American historian and author (d. 1991)

1901 - [[Mieczysław Żywczyński]] -Polish priest and historian (d. 1978)

1904 - [[Richard Addinsell]] -English composer (d. 1977)

1904 - [[Nathan Milstein]] -Ukrainian-American violinist and composer (d. 1992)

1905 - [[Kay Francis]] -American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1968)

1905 - [[Jack London (athlete)|Jack London]] -English sprinter and pianist (d. 1966)

1906 - [[Zhou Youguang]] -Chinese linguist and academic

1909 - [[Helm Glöckler]] -German racing driver (d. 1993)

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

1910 - [[Yannis Tsarouchis]] -Greek painter and illustrator (d. 1989)

1911 - [[Joh Bjelke-Petersen]] -New Zealand-Australian farmer and politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (d. 2005)

1913 - [[Jeff Morrow]] -American actor (d. 1993)

1914 - [[Osa Massen]] -Danish actress (d. 2006)

1914 - [[Ted Willis, Baron Willis]] -English author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1992)

1918 - [[Stephen Dunne (actor)|Stephen Dunne]] -American actor and radio host (d. 1977)

1919 - [[Robert Stack]] -American actor and producer (d. 2003)

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

1921 - [[Dachine Rainer]] -American-English author and poet (d. 2000)

1922 - [[Albert Lamorisse]] -French director and producer (d. 1970)

1923 - [[Daniil Shafran]] -Russian cellist (d. 1997)

1923 - [[Willem Slijkhuis]] -Dutch runner (d. 2003)

1924 - [[Paul Feyerabend]] -Austrian-Swiss philosopher and academic (d. 1994)

1924 - [[Roland Petit]] -French dancer and choreographer (d. 2011)

1925 - [[Georgi Kaloyanchev]] -Bulgarian actor (d. 2012)

1925 - [[Rosemary Murphy]] -American actress (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Ron Tauranac]] -Australian engineer and designer

1925 - [[Gwen Verdon]] -American actress and dancer (d. 2000)

1926 - [[Michael Bond]] -English soldier and author, created Paddington Bear

1926 - [[Carolyn Gold Heilbrun]] -American author and academic (d. 2003)

1926 - [[Melba Liston]] -American trombonist and composer (d. 1999)

1926 - [[Shakti Samanta]] -Indian director and producer (d. 2009)

1927 - [[Brock Adams]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Transportation (d. 2004)

1927 - [[Sydney Brenner]] -South African biologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1929 - [[Joe Pass]] -American guitarist and composer (d. 1994)

1930 - [[Liz Anderson]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)

1930 - [[Frances Sternhagen]] -American actress

1931 - [[Ian Hendry]] -English actor (d. 1984)

1931 - [[Charles Nelson Reilly]] -American actor and director (d. 2007)

1931 - [[Chris Wiggins]] -English-Canadian actor

1932 - [[Barry Bishop (mountaineer)|Barry Bishop]] -American mountaineer, photographer, and scholar (d. 1994)

1932 - [[Bearcat Wright]] -American wrestler (d. 1982)

1933 - [[Tom Gola]] -American basketball player, coach, and politician (d. 2014)

1934 - [[Rip Taylor]] -American actor and singer

1935 - [[Mauro Forghieri]] -Italian engineer

1936 - [[Renato Bruson]] -Italian opera singer

1937 - [[Guy Dodson]] -New Zealand-English biochemist and academic (d. 2012)

1938 - [[Cabu]] -French cartoonist (d. 2015)

1938 - [[Daevid Allen]] -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Soft Machine and Gong (band)|Gong) (d. 2015)

1938 - [[Richard Anthony (singer)|Richard Anthony]] -Egyptian-French singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

1938 - [[William B. Davis]] -Canadian actor and director

1938 - [[Dave Edwards (Wyoming politician)|Dave Edwards]] -American captain and politician (d. 2013)

1938 - [[Tord Grip]] -Swedish footballer and manager

1938 - [[Anna Home]] -English screenwriter and producer

1938 - [[Shivkumar Sharma]] -Indian santoor player and composer

1939 - [[Edgardo Cozarinsky]] -Argentinian author, screenwriter, and director

1939 - [[Jacek Gmoch]] -Polish footballer and coach

1939 - [[Cesare Maniago]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1940 - [[Edmund White]] -American author and playwright

1941 - [[Pasqual Maragall i Mira]] -Catalan academic and politician, 127th List of Presidents of the Generalitat de Catalunya|President of the Generalitat de Catalunya

1942 - [[Carol Cleveland]] -English actress

1943 - [[William Duckworth (composer)|William Duckworth]] -American composer and author (d. 2012)

1943 - [[Richard Moll]] -American actor and singer

1945 - [[Gordon McVie]] -English oncologist and author

1946 - [[Ordal Demokan]] -Turkish physicist and academic (d. 2004)

1946 - [[Eero Koivistoinen]] -Finnish saxophonist, composer, and conductor

1947 - [[John Lees (musician)|John Lees]] -English guitarist (Barclay James Harvest)

1947 - [[Jacek Majchrowski]] -Polish historian, lawyer, and politician

1947 - [[Carles Rexach]] -Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach

1948 - [[Gaj Singh]] -Indian politician

1949 - [[Rakesh Sharma]] -Indian commander, pilot, and astronaut

1949 - [[Brandon Tartikoff]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1997)

1950 - [[Clive Betts]] -English economist and politician

1950 - [[Bob Forsch]] -American baseball player (d. 2011)

1950 - [[Gholam Hossein Mazloumi]] -Iranian footballer and manager (d. 2014)

1950 - [[John McNaughton]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1951 - [[Bruce Hart (wrestler)|Bruce Hart]] -Canadian wrestler and trainer

1951 - [[Frank E. Peretti]] -American author, actor, and producer

1952 - [[Stephen Glover]] -English journalist, co-founded ''The Independent''

1954 - [[Richard Blackford]] -English composer

1954 - [[Trevor Rabin]] -South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1954 - [[Nikos Sarganis]] -Greek footballer

1955 - [[Ran Ito]] -Japanese actress (Candies (Japanese idol group)|Candies)

1955 - [[Paul Kelly (Australian musician)|Paul Kelly]] -Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1955 - [[Jay McInerney]] -American author and critic

1955 - [[Anne Pringle]] -English diplomat, List of Ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Russia|British Ambassador to Russia

1956 - [[Janet Hubert]] -American actress

1957 - [[Claudia Emerson]] -American poet and academic (d. 2014)

1957 - [[Mary Glindon]] -English politician

1957 - [[Lorrie Moore]] -American author and academic

1957 - [[Mark O'Meara]] -American golfer

1958 - [[Francisco Buyo]] -Spanish footballer and manager

1958 - [[Ton du Chatinier]] -Dutch footballer and manager

1958 - [[Tasha Voux]] -American porn actress

1959 - [[Ernie Irvan]] -American race car driver

1959 - [[James LoMenzo]] -American bass player

1960 - [[Eric Betzig]] -American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1960 - [[Matthew Bourne]] -English choreographer and director

1960 - [[Takis Lemonis]] -Greek footballer and coach

1961 - [[Suggs (singer)|Suggs]] -English singer-songwriter and actor

1961 - [[Jeremy Bamber]] -English murderer

1961 - [[Wayne Coyne]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1961 - [[Kelly Hrudey]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1961 - [[Julia Louis-Dreyfus]] -American actress and producer

1962 - [[Trace Adkins]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1962 - [[Paul Higgins]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1962 - [[Kevin Mitchell (baseball)|Kevin Mitchell]] -American baseball player

1963 - [[Kevin McClatchy]] -American businessman

1964 - [[Bill Bailey]] -English comedian, actor, singer, and guitarist

1964 - [[Penelope Ann Miller]] -American actress

1964 - [[Ronan Rafferty]] -Irish golfer

1964 - [[Gloria Siebert]] -German hurdler

1966 - [[Patrick Dempsey]] -American actor and race car driver

1966 - [[Shelagh Fogarty]] -English journalist and radio host

1966 - [[Leo Visser]] -Dutch speed skater

1967 - [[Annie Jones (actress)|Annie Jones]] -Australian actress

1967 - [[Paul McCarthy (actor)|Paul McCarthy]] -Australian actor and screenwriter

1967 - [[Reno Riggins]] -American wrestler

1968 - [[Chara (singer)|Chara]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and actress

1968 - [[Traci Bingham]] -American model and actress

1968 - [[Antonio Tartaglia]] -Italian bobsledder

1968 - [[Mike Whitlow]] -English footballer and coach

1969 - [[Stefania Belmondo]] -Italian skier

1969 - [[Stephen Hendry]] -Scottish snooker player and journalist

1969 - [[Christopher Karpowitz]] -American political scientist

1969 - [[John Kronus]] -American wrestler (d. 2007)

1970 - [[Keith Coogan]] -American actor

1970 - [[Frank Kooiman]] -Dutch footballer

1970 - [[Marco Pantani]] -Italian cyclist (d. 2004)

1970 - [[Shonda Rhimes]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1971 - [[John Mallory Asher]] -American actor and director

1971 - [[Phil Whyman]] -English paranormal investigator

1972 - [[Mark Bosnich]] -Australian footballer and sportscaster

1972 - [[Nicole Eggert]] -American actress

1972 - [[Park Jin-young]] -South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and actor, founded JYP Entertainment

1972 - [[James O'Brien (radio presenter)|James O'Brien]] -English journalist and radio host

1972 - [[Atoosa Rubenstein]] -Iranian-American journalist

1972 - [[Vitaly Scherbo]] -Belarusian gymnast

1973 - [[Nikolai Khabibulin]] -Russian ice hockey player

1973 - [[Gloria Yip]] -Hong Kong actress and singer

1974 - [[Sergei Brylin]] -Russian ice hockey player and coach

1975 - [[Rune Eriksen]] -Norwegian guitarist and composer

1975 - [[Mailis Reps]] -Estonian academic and politician, 31st Minister of Education and Research (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Education and Research

1976 - [[Michael Peña]] -American actor

1976 - [[Bic Runga]] -New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist

1976 - [[Tania Vicent]] -Canadian speed skater

1976 - [[Mario Yepes]] -Colombian footballer

1977 - [[William Ash (actor)|William Ash]] -English actor

1977 - [[Orlando Bloom]] -English actor and producer

1977 - [[Elliot Mason]] -English trombonist and keyboard player

1977 - [[James Posey]] -American basketball player and coach

1978 - [[Ashmit Patel]] -Indian actor

1978 - [[Nate Silver]] -American journalist and statistician, developed PECOTA

1979 - [[Katy Brand]] -English actress and screenwriter

1980 - [[Krzysztof Czerwiński]] -Polish organist and conductor

1980 - [[María de Villota]] -Spanish race car driver (d. 2013)

1980 - [[Nils-Eric Johansson]] -Swedish footballer

1980 - [[Akira Kaji]] -Japanese footballer

1980 - [[Argo Meresaar]] -Estonian volleyball player

1980 - [[Michael Rupp]] -American ice hockey player

1980 - [[Mirko Soltau]] -German footballer

1981 - [[Reggie Brown (wide receiver)|Reggie Brown]] -American football player

1981 - [[Shad Gaspard]] -American wrestler and actor

1981 - [[Darrell Rasner]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[Yujiro Takahashi]] -Japanese wrestler

1982 - [[Kamran Akmal]] -Pakistan cricketer

1982 - [[Guillermo Coria]] -Argentinian tennis player

1982 - [[Constantinos Makrides]] -Cypriot footballer

1982 - [[Mason Ryan]] -Welsh wrestler

1982 - [[Ruth Wilson]] -English actress

1983 - [[Ender Arslan]] -Turkish basketball player

1983 - [[William Hung]] -Hong Kong-American singer and actor

1983 - [[Imran Khan (actor)|Imran Khan]] -American-Indian actor

1983 - [[Sebastian Kneißl]] -German footballer

1983 - [[Trina Michaels]] -American porn actress and director

1983 - [[Julian Morris]] -English actor

1983 - [[Mauricio Martín Romero]] -Argentinian footballer

1983 - [[Ronny Turiaf]] -French basketball player

1983 - [[Alan Webb (runner)|Alan Webb]] -American runner

1984 - [[Lourdes Arévalos]] -Paraguayan model, Miss Paraguay|Miss Paraguay 2006

1984 - [[Matteo Cavagna (footballer born 1984)|Matteo Cavagna]] -Italian footballer

1984 - [[Kamghe Gaba]] -German sprinter

1984 - [[Nathaniel Motte]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1985 - [[Qi Hui]] -Chinese swimmer

1985 - [[Luke Robinson (wrestler)|Luke Robinson]] -American wrestler

1986 - [[Laura Ludwig]] -German volleyball player

1986 - [[Josefine Preuß]] -German actress

1986 - [[Joannie Rochette]] -Canadian figure skater

1987 - [[Stefano Del Sante]] -Italian footballer

1987 - [[Florica Leonida]] -Romanian gymnast

1987 - [[Daniel Oss]] -Italian cyclist

1987 - [[Alexandre Pliușchin]] -Moldovan cyclist

1987 - [[Lee Seung-gi]] -South Korean singer and actor

1987 - [[Marc Staal]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1987 - [[Sven Wetzel]] -German rugby player

1988 - [[Josh Freeman]] -American football player

1988 - [[Daniel Scheinig]] -German footballer

1989 - [[Bryan Arguez]] -American footballer

1989 - [[James Berrett]] -English-Irish footballer

1989 - [[Triinu Kivilaan]] -Estonian singer (Vanilla Ninja)

1989 - [[Tim Matavž]] -Slovenian footballer

1989 - [[Beau Mirchoff]] -American-Canadian actor

1990 - [[Vincenzo Fiorillo]] -Italian footballer

1990 - [[Liam Hemsworth]] -Australian actor

1991 - [[Goo Ha-ra]] -South Korean singer, dancer, and actress

1991 - [[Rob Kiernan]] -English-Irish footballer

1992 - [[Adam Matthews]] -Welsh footballer

1992 - [[Dinah Pfizenmaier]] -German tennis player

1993 - [[Murder of Larry King|Larry King]] -American murder victim (d. 2008)

1993 - [[Xénia Krizsán]] -Hungarian heptathlete

1993 - [[Max Whitlock]] -English gymnast

1995 - [[Qaasim Middleton]] -American actor, singer, and guitarist

2004 - [[Anastasia and Tatiana Dogaru]] -Italian conjoined twins

History of Deaths


86 - [[Gaius Marius]] -Roman general and politician (b. 157 BC)

533 - [[Saint Remigius]] -French bishop (b. 437)

614 - [[Saint Mungo]] -English-Scottish bishop

703 - [[Empress Jitō]] -of Japan (b. 645)

858 - [[Æthelwulf of Wessex]] -(b. 795)

888 - [[Charles the Fat]] -Carolingian emperor (b. 839)

1151 - [[Suger]] -French historian and politician (b. 1081)

1177 - [[Henry II, Duke of Austria]] -(b. 1107)

1330 - [[Frederick the Fair]] -Austrian husband of Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Germany (b. 1286)

1363 - [[Meinhard III, Count of Gorizia-Tyrol]] -(b. 1344)

1599 - [[Edmund Spenser]] -English poet (b. 1552)

1625 - [[Jan Brueghel the Elder]] -Flemish painter (b. 1568)

1658 - [[Edward Sexby]] -English soldier (b. 1616)

1691 - [[George Fox]] -English religious leader, founded the Religious Society of Friends (b. 1624)

1717 - [[Maria Sibylla Merian]] -German entomologist and illustrator (b. 1647)

1775 - [[Johann Georg Walch]] -German theologian and author (b. 1693)

1790 - [[Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen]] -French admiral (b. 1712)

1796 - [[John Anderson (natural philosopher)|John Anderson]] -Scottish philosopher and educator (b. 1726)

1797 - [[Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern]] -(b. 1715)

1832 - [[Thomas Lord]] -English cricketer, founded Lord's Cricket Ground (b. 1755)

1838 - [[Ferdinand Ries]] -German pianist and composer (b. 1784)

1853 - [[Theophilos Kairis]] -Greek priest and philosopher (b. 1783)

1860 - [[William Mason (U.S. politician)|William Mason]] -American surgeon and politician (b. 1786)

1864 - [[Stephen Foster]] -American composer and songwriter (b. 1826)

1882 - [[Wilhelm Mauser]] -German weapon designer, co-founded the Mauser|The Mauser Company (b. 1834)

1885 - [[Schuyler Colfax]] -American journalist and politician; 17th Vice President of the United States (b. 1823)

1889 - [[Solomon Bundy]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1823)

1894 - [[Nadezhda von Meck]] -Russian businesswoman (b. 1831)

1905 - [[George Thorn]] -Australian politician, 6th Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)

1906 - [[Alexander Stepanovich Popov]] -Russian physicist and academic (b. 1859)

1907 - [[Jakob Hurt]] -Estonian theologist and linguist (b. 1839)

1915 - [[Mary Slessor]] -Scottish-Nigerian missionary (b. 1848)

1923 - [[Alexandre Ribot]] -French academic and politician; Prime Minister of France (b. 1842)

1924 - [[Georg Hermann Quincke]] -German physicist and academic (b. 1834)

1928 - [[Mara Buneva]] -Bulgarian activist (b. 1902)

1929 - [[Wyatt Earp]] -American police officer (b. 1848)

1929 - [[H. B. Higgins]] -Irish-Australian judge and politician, 3rd Attorney-General for Australia (b. 1851)

1932 - [[Sophia of Prussia]] -(b. 1870)

1934 - [[Paul Ulrich Villard]] -French physicist and chemist (b. 1860)

1937 - [[Antoine Védrenne]] -French rower (b. 1878)

1941 - [[James Joyce]] -Irish author and poet (b. 1882)

1943 - [[Sophie Taeuber-Arp]] -Swiss painter and sculptor (b. 1889)

1950 - [[Dimitrios Semsis]] -Greek violinist (b. 1883)

1956 - [[Lyonel Feininger]] -German-American painter and illustrator (b. 1871)

1958 - [[Jesse L. Lasky]] -American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (b. 1880)

1961 - [[Herman Glass]] -American gymnast (b. 1880)

1962 - [[Ernie Kovacs]] -American actor and game show host (b. 1919)

1963 - [[Sylvanus Olympio]] -Togolese politician; List of heads of state of Togo|President of Togo (b. 1902)

1967 - [[Anatole de Grunwald]] -Russian-English screenwriter and producer (b. 1910)

1971 - [[Robert Still]] -English composer and educator (b. 1910)

1973 - [[Sabahattin Eyüboğlu]] -Turkish screenwriter and producer (b. 1908)

1974 - [[Raoul Jobin]] -Canadian tenor and educator (b. 1906)

1974 - [[Salvador Novo]] -Mexican playwright and poet (b. 1904)

1976 - [[Margaret Leighton]] -English actress (b. 1922)

1977 - [[Henri Langlois]] -French archivist, co-founded the Cinémathèque Française (b. 1914)

1978 - [[Hubert Humphrey]] -American pharmacist, academic, and politician; 38th Vice President of the United States (b. 1911)

1978 - [[Joe McCarthy (manager)|Joe McCarthy]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1887)

1979 - [[Donny Hathaway]] -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1945)

1979 - [[Marjorie Lawrence]] -Australian-American soprano (b. 1907)

1980 - [[Andre Kostelanetz]] -Russian-American conductor (b. 1901)

1982 - [[Marcel Camus]] -French director and screenwriter (b. 1912)

1983 - [[René Bonnet]] -French race car driver and engineer (b. 1904)

1986 - [[Abdul Fattah Ismail]] -Yemeni educator and politician; 4th President of South Yemen (b. 1939)

1988 - [[Chiang Ching-kuo]] -Chinese politician; President of the Republic of China (b. 1910)

1990 - [[Alan Woods (public servant)|Alan Woods]] -Australian public servant (b. 1930)

1993 - [[Camargo Guarnieri]] -Brazilian composer (b. 1907)

1995 - [[Max Harris (poet)|Max Harris]] -Australian journalist, poet, and author (b. 1921)

2001 - [[Michael Cuccione]] -Canadian actor and singer (2ge+her) (b. 1985)

2002 - [[Ted Demme]] -American director and producer (b. 1963)

2002 - [[Gregorio Fuentes]] -Cuban sailor and fisherman (b. 1897)

2002 - [[Frank Shuster]] -Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1916)

2003 - [[Norman Panama]] -American director and screenwriter (b. 1914)

2004 - [[Arne Næss, Jr.]] -Norwegian businessman and mountaineer (b. 1937)

2004 - [[Harold Shipman]] -English serial killer (b. 1946)

2004 - [[Zeno Vendler]] -American philosopher and academic (b. 1921)

2005 - [[Earl Cameron (broadcaster)|Earl Cameron]] -Canadian journalist (b. 1915)

2005 - [[Nell Rankin]] -American soprano and actress (b. 1924)

2006 - [[Frank Fixaris]] -American journalist and sportscaster (b. 1934)

2006 - [[Marc Potvin]] -Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1967)

2007 - [[Michael Brecker]] -American saxophonist and composer (b. 1949)

2007 - [[Danny Oakes]] -American race car driver (b. 1911)

2008 - [[Sergej Larin]] -Latvian-Lithuanian tenor (b. 1956)

2008 - [[Johnny Podres]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1932)

2009 - [[Mary Ejercito]] -Filipino mother of Joseph Ejercito Estrada (b. 1905)

2009 - [[Cousin Junior]] -American wrestler (b. 1960)

2009 - [[Dai Llewellyn]] -Welsh humanitarian and politician (b. 1946)

2009 - [[Patrick McGoohan]] -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1928)

2009 - [[Mansour Rahbani]] -Lebanese poet, composer, and producer (b. 1925)

2009 - [[W. D. Snodgrass]] -American poet and academic (b. 1926)

2009 - [[Nancy Bird Walton]] -Australian pilot (b. 1915)

2010 - [[Teddy Pendergrass]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1950)

2010 - [[Jay Reatard]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1980)

2010 - [[Kalifa Tillisi]] -Libyan historian and linguist (b. 1930)

2011 - [[Albert Heijn (born 1927)|Albert Heijn]] -Dutch businessman (b. 1927)

2012 - [[Rauf Denktaş]] -Turkish-Cypriot lawyer and politician; 1st President of Northern Cyprus (b. 1924)

2012 - [[Guido Dessauer]] -German physicist and engineer (b. 1915)

2012 - [[Lefter Küçükandonyadis]] -Turkish footballer and manager (b. 1925)

2012 - [[Artie Levine]] -American boxer (b. 1925)

2012 - [[Miljan Miljanić]] -Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1930)

2012 - [[Richard Threlkeld]] -American journalist and author (b. 1937)

2013 - [[Diogenes Allen]] -American philosopher and theologian (b. 1932)

2013 - [[Bille Brown]] -Australian actor and playwright (b. 1952)

2013 - [[Jacki Clérico]] -French businessman (b. 1929)

2013 - [[Rodney Mims Cook, Sr.]] -American lieutenant and politician (b. 1924)

2013 - [[Chia-Chiao Lin]] -Chinese-American mathematician and academic (b. 1916)

2013 - [[Jerry Sisk, Jr.]] -American gemologist; co-founded Jewelry Television (b. 1953)

2013 - [[Balagangadharanatha Swamiji]] -Indian religious leader (b. 1945)

2014 - [[Bobby Collins (footballer)|Bobby Collins]] -Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1931)

2014 - [[Anjali Devi]] -Indian actress and producer (b. 1927)

2015 - [[Hillel Zaks]] -Rabbi founder and rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Knesses Hagedolah in Kiryat Sefer (b. 1931)

2014 - [[Gary Grimshaw]] -American graphic designer (b. 1946)

2014 - [[Ronny Jordan]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1962)

2014 - [[Randal Tye Thomas]] -American journalist and politician (b. 1978)

2014 - [[Waldemar von Gazen]] -German general and lawyer (b. 1917)

2015 - [[Mark Juddery]] -Australian journalist and author (b. 1971)

2015 - [[H. Wesley Kenney]] -American director and producer (b. 1926)

2015 - [[Hara Patnaik]] -Indian actor and director (b. 1958)

2015 - [[Ronnie Ronalde]] -English singer (b. 1923)

2015 - [[Robert White (ambassador)|Robert White]] -American soldier and diplomat; United States Ambassador to Paraguay (b. 1926)

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