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Day History: January-14

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Events History


1301 - [[Andrew III of Hungary]] -dies, ending the Árpád dynasty in Hungary.

1343 - [[Arnošt of Pardubice]] -becomes the last List of bishops and archbishops of Prague|bishop of Prague and, subsequently, the first Archbishop of Prague.

1539 - [[Cuba]] -

1639 - [[Fundamental Orders of Connecticut|Fundamental Orders]] -, the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.

1724 - [[Philip V of Spain]] -abdicates the throne.

1761 - [[Battle of Panipat (1761)|Third Battle of Panipat]] -is fought in India between the Afghanistan|Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.

1784 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -Ratification Day (United States)|Ratification Day, United States - Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris (1783)|Treaty of Paris with Kingdom of Great Britain|Great Britain.

1814 - [[Treaty of Kiel]] -Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.

1822 - [[Greek War of Independence]] -Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrios Ypsilantis.

1858 - [[Napoleon III]] -of France escapes an assassination attempt.

1907 - [[1907 Kingston earthquake|earthquake in Kingston]] -Jamaica kills more than 1,000.

1911 - [[Roald Amundsen]] -s Amundsen's South Pole expedition|South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.

1933 - [[Bodyline]] -cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine's England cricket team|England peak when Australia national cricket team|Australian captain Bill Woodfull is hit over the heart.

1938 - [[Queen Maud Land]] -in Antarctica.

1943 - [[World War II]] -Japan begins Operation Ke, the successful operation to evacuate its forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal Campaign.

1943 - [[Franklin D. Roosevelt]] -and Winston Churchill begin the Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war.

1943 - [[President of the United States]] -to travel by airplane while in office when he travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.

1950 - [[Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17|MiG-17]] -makes its maiden flight.

1952 - [[Today (NBC program)|Today]] -' debuts, with host Dave Garroway.

1953 - [[Josip Broz Tito]] -is inaugurated as the first List of heads of state of Yugoslavia|President of Yugoslavia.

1954 - [[Hudson Motor Car Company]] -merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.

1957 - [[Kripalu Maharaj]] -was named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.

1960 - [[Reserve Bank of Australia]] -the country's central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established.

1967 - [[Counterculture of the 1960s]] -The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco|San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love.

1969 - null 969-A-accidental explosion aboard the {{USS|Enterprise|CVN-65|6}} near Hawaii kills 27 people.

1972 - [[Margrethe II of Denmark]] -ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.

1973 - [[Elvis Presley]] -s concert ''Aloha from Hawaii'' is broadcast live via communications satellite|satellite, and sets the record as the List of most watched television broadcasts|most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.

1975 - [[Murder of Lesley Whittle|Lesley Whittle]] -is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, ''aka'' "the Black Panther".

1999 - [[Toronto]] -Mayor Mel Lastman becomes the first mayor in Canada to call in the Army to help with emergency medical evacuations and snow removal after more than one meter of snow paralyzes the city.

2000 - [[United Nations]] -tribunal sentences five Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina|Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.

2004 - [[Georgia (country)|Republic of Georgia]] -the so-called "Flag of Georgia (country)|five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.

2005 - [[Huygens (spacecraft)|''Huygens'' probe]] -lands on Saturn's moon Titan (moon)|Titan.

2010 - [[Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen|Yemen declares an open war]] -against the terrorist group al-Qaeda.

2011 - [[Tunisia]] -Zine El Abidine Ben Ali flees his country to Saudi Arabia after a series of street demonstrations against his regime and corrupt policies, asking for freedom, rights and democracy, considered as the anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution and the birth of the Arab Spring.

Famous Birthdays


83 - [[Mark Antony]] -Roman general and politician (d. 30 BCE)

1131 - [[Valdemar I of Denmark]] -(d. 1182)

1451 - [[Franchinus Gaffurius]] -Italian composer and theorist (d. 1522)

1477 - [[Hermann of Wied]] -German archbishop (d. 1552)

1507 - [[Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal]] -(d. 1578)

1507 - [[Luca Longhi]] -Italian painter (d. 1580)

1552 - [[Alberico Gentili]] -Italian-English academic and jurist (d. 1608)

1615 - [[John Biddle (Unitarian)|John Biddle]] -English minister and theologian (d. 1662)

1683 - [[Gottfried Silbermann]] -German instrument maker (d. 1753)

1684 - [[Johann Matthias Hase]] -German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (d. 1742)

1684 - [[Jean-Baptiste van Loo]] -French painter (d. 1745)

1699 - [[Jakob Adlung]] -German organist, historian, and theorist (d. 1762)

1700 - [[Picander]] -German poet and playwright (d. 1764)

1702 - [[Emperor Nakamikado]] -of Japan (d. 1737)

1705 - [[Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier]] -French sailor, explorer, and politician (d. 1786)

1741 - [[Benedict Arnold]] -American-English general (d. 1801)

1767 - [[Maria Theresa of Austria (1767–1827)|Maria Theresa of Austria]] -(d. 1827)

1780 - [[Henry Baldwin (judge)|Henry Baldwin]] -American judge and politician (d. 1844)

1792 - [[Christian Julius de Meza]] -Danish general (d. 1865)

1793 - [[John C. Clark]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1852)

1798 - [[Johan Rudolph Thorbecke]] -Dutch historian, jurist, and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1872)

1800 - [[Ludwig Ritter von Köchel]] -Austrian composer, botanist, and publisher (d. 1877)

1806 - [[Charles Hotham]] -English-Australian soldier and politician, 1st Governor of Victoria (d. 1855)

1806 - [[Matthew Fontaine Maury]] -American astronomer, oceanographer, and historian (d. 1873)

1818 - [[Zachris Topelius]] -Finnish author and journalist (d. 1898)

1819 - [[Dimitrie Bolintineanu]] -Romanian poet and politician (d. 1872)

1824 - [[Vladimir Stasov]] -Russian critic (d. 1906)

1836 - [[Henri Fantin-Latour]] -French painter and lithographer (d. 1904)

1841 - [[Berthe Morisot]] -French painter (d. 1895)

1845 - [[Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne]] -English politician, 34th Governor-General of India (d. 1927)

1850 - [[Jean de Reszke]] -Polish-French tenor and educator (d. 1925)

1850 - [[Pierre Loti]] -French captain and author (d. 1923)

1856 - [[J. F. Archibald]] -Australian journalist and publisher, co-founded ''The Bulletin'' (d. 1919)

1861 - [[Mehmed VI]] -Ottoman sultan (d. 1926)

1863 - [[Manuel de Oliveira Gomes da Costa]] -Portuguese general and politician, 10th President of Portugal (d. 1929)

1863 - [[Richard F. Outcault]] -American author and illustrator (d. 1928)

1869 - [[Robert Fournier-Sarlovèze]] -French polo player and politician (d. 1937)

1870 - [[George Pearce]] -Australian carpenter and politician (d. 1952)

1875 - [[Albert Schweitzer]] -French-Gabonese physician and philosopher, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1876 - [[Robert Loraine]] -British actor-aviator (d. 1935)

1882 - [[Hendrik Willem van Loon]] -Dutch-American historian and journalist (d. 1944)

1883 - [[Nina Ricci (designer)|Nina Ricci]] -Italian-French fashion designer (d. 1970)

1886 - [[Hugh Lofting]] -English author and poet, created ''Doctor Dolittle'' (d. 1947)

1887 - [[Hugo Steinhaus]] -Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1972)

1891 - [[Ville Kyrönen]] -Finnish runner (d. 1959)

1892 - [[Martin Niemöller]] -German pastor and theologian (d. 1984)

1892 - [[Hal Roach]] -American actor, director, and producer (d. 1992)

1896 - [[John Dos Passos]] -American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1970)

1897 - [[Hasso von Manteuffel]] -German general and politician (d. 1978)

1899 - [[Carlos P. Romulo]] -Filipino soldier and politician, President of the United Nations General Assembly (d. 1985)

1901 - [[Bebe Daniels]] -American actress, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1971)

1901 - [[Alfred Tarski]] -Polish-American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1983)

1904 - [[Cecil Beaton]] -English photographer, painter, and costume designer (d. 1980)

1904 - [[Emily Hahn]] -American journalist and author (d. 1997)

1904 - [[Babe Siebert]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1939)

1905 - [[Takeo Fukuda]] -Japanese politician, 67th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1995)

1906 - [[William Bendix]] -American actor and singer (d. 1964)

1906 - [[James Corson]] -American discus thrower (d. 1981)

1907 - [[Georges-Émile Lapalme]] -Canadian politician (d. 1985)

1908 - [[Russ Columbo]] -American singer, violinist, and actor (d. 1934)

1909 - [[Brenda Forbes]] -British-American actress (d. 1996)

1909 - [[Joseph Losey]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)

1911 - [[Sailor Jerry]] -American tattoo artist (d. 1973)

1911 - [[Anatoly Rybakov]] -Russian-American author (d. 1998)

1912 - [[Tillie Olsen]] -American author and academic (d. 2007)

1914 - [[Harold Russell]] -Canadian-American soldier and actor (d. 2002)

1915 - [[Mark Goodson]] -American game show producer; created ''Family Feud'' and ''The Price Is Right (U.S. game show)|The Price Is Right'' (d. 1992)

1917 - [[Billy Butterfield]] -American trumpet player (d. 1988)

1918 - [[Ilona Edelsheim-Gyulai]] -Hungarian-English wife of István Horthy (d. 2013)

1919 - [[Giulio Andreotti]] -Italian journalist and politician; 41st Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2013)

1919 - [[Andy Rooney]] -American soldier and journalist (d. 2011)

1920 - [[Bertus de Harder]] -Dutch footballer and manager (d. 1982)

1920 - [[R. K. Srikantan]] -Indian singer (d. 2014)

1921 - [[Murray Bookchin]] -American author and philosopher (d. 2006)

1921 - [[Kenneth Bulmer]] -American author (d. 2005)

1922 - [[Diana Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington]] -(d. 2010)

1923 - [[Fred Beckey]] -American mountaineer and author

1924 - [[Carole Cook]] -American actress and singer

1924 - [[Guy Williams (actor)|Guy Williams]] -American-Argentinian actor (d. 1989)

1925 - [[Jean-Claude Beton]] -Algerian-French businessman; founded Orangina (d. 2013)

1925 - [[Yukio Mishima]] -Japanese author, poet, and playwright (d. 1970)

1925 - [[Louis Quilico]] -Canadian opera singer (d. 2000)

1926 - [[Frank Aletter]] -American actor (d. 2009)

1926 - [[Warren Mitchell]] -English actor

1926 - [[Tom Tryon]] -American actor, producer, and author (d. 1991)

1927 - [[Zuzana Růžičková]] -Czech harpsichord player

1928 - [[Gerald Arpino]] -American dancer and choreographer (d. 2008)

1928 - [[Lars Forssell]] -Swedish author, poet, and songwriter (d. 2007)

1928 - [[Hans Kornberg]] -German-English biologist and academic

1928 - [[Garry Winogrand]] -American photographer and author (d. 1984)

1930 - [[Kenny Wheeler]] -Canadian-English trumpet player and composer (Azimuth (band)|Azimuth) (d. 2014)

1931 - [[Frank Costigan]] -Australian lawyer and politician (d. 2009)

1931 - [[Martin Holdgate]] -English biologist and academic

1931 - [[Caterina Valente]] -French-Italian actress, singer, and dancer

1932 - [[Don Garlits]] -American race car driver

1933 - [[Stan Brakhage]] -American director and producer (d. 2003)

1934 - [[Richard Briers]] -English actor and singer (d. 2013)

1934 - [[Alberto Rodriguez Larreta]] -Argentinian race car driver (d. 1977)

1935 - [[Ennio Girolami]] -Italian actor (d. 2013)

1935 - [[Lucile Wheeler]] -Canadian skier

1937 - [[Sobhan Babu]] -Indian actor (d. 2008)

1937 - [[J. Bernlef]] -Dutch author and poet (d. 2012)

1937 - [[Ken Higgs]] -English cricketer and coach

1937 - [[Erland Kops]] -Danish badminton player

1937 - [[Rao Gopal Rao]] -Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 1994)

1937 - [[Sonny Siebert]] -American baseball player

1938 - [[Morihiro Hosokawa]] -Japanese journalist and politician, 79th Prime Minister of Japan

1938 - [[Jack Jones (singer)|Jack Jones]] -American singer and actor

1938 - [[Allen Toussaint]] -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

1939 - [[Kurt Moylan]] -Guamanian politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Guam

1940 - [[Julian Bond]] -American academic and politician (d. 2015)

1940 - [[Ron Kostelnik]] -American football player (d. 1993)

1940 - [[Siegmund Nimsgern]] -German bass-baritone

1940 - [[Trevor Nunn]] -English director and composer

1940 - [[Vasilka Stoeva]] -Bulgarian discus thrower

1941 - [[Faye Dunaway]] -American actress and producer

1941 - [[Barry Jenner]] -American actor

1941 - [[Milan Kučan]] -Slovenian politician, 1st President of Slovenia

1942 - [[Ian Brayshaw]] -Australian cricketer and footballer

1942 - [[Dave Campbell (infielder)|Dave Campbell]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1942 - [[Gerben Karstens]] -Dutch cyclist

1943 - [[Angelo Bagnasco]] -Italian cardinal

1943 - [[Mariss Jansons]] -Latvian conductor

1943 - [[Shannon Lucid]] -American biochemist and astronaut

1943 - [[José Luis Rodríguez (singer)|José Luis Rodríguez]] -Venezuelan singer and actor

1943 - [[Holland Taylor]] -American actress and playwright

1944 - [[Marjoe Gortner]] -American actor and producer

1944 - [[Graham Marsh]] -Australian golfer and architect

1944 - [[Nina Totenberg]] -American journalist

1945 - [[Kees Bakels]] -Dutch conductor

1945 - [[Kathleen Chalfant]] -American actress

1945 - [[Maina Gielgud]] -English ballerina and director

1945 - [[Einar Hákonarson]] -Icelandic painter and educator

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

1947 - [[Taylor Branch]] -American historian and author

1947 - [[Bev Perdue]] -American politician, 73rd Governor of North Carolina

1947 - [[Lembit Sibul]] -Estonian actor and journalist (d. 2001)

1947 - [[Bill Werbeniuk]] -Canadian snooker player (d. 2003)

1948 - [[T Bone Burnett]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1948 - [[Al Feuerbach]] -American shot putter and technologist

1948 - [[Valeri Kharlamov]] -Russian ice hockey player (d. 1981)

1948 - [[Vasiliy Khmelevskiy]] -Belarusian hammer thrower (d. 2002)

1948 - [[John Lescroart]] -American author

1948 - [[Carl Weathers]] -American football player and actor

1949 - [[Paul Chubb]] -Australian actor (d. 2002)

1949 - [[Lawrence Kasdan]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1949 - [[Mary Robison]] -American author and academic

1949 - [[Charlie Tumahai]] -New Zealand singer, bass player and songwriter (Be-Bop Deluxe) (d. 1995)

1949 - [[İlyas Salman]] -Turkish actor, director, and screenwriter

1949 - [[Lamar Williams]] -American bass player (d. 1983)

1950 - [[Rambhadracharya]] -Indian religious leader, scholar, and author

1950 - [[Arthur Byron Cover]] -American author and screenwriter

1950 - [[Nicholas McGegan]] -British harpsichordist, flautist, and conductor

1951 - [[Fița Lovin]] -Romanian runner

1952 - [[Sydney Biddle Barrows]] -American businesswoman and author

1952 - [[Maureen Dowd]] -American journalist and author

1952 - [[Konstantinos Iosifidis]] -Greek footballer and manager

1952 - [[Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu]] -Romanian engineer and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Romania

1953 - [[David Clary]] -English chemist and academic

1953 - [[Denzil Douglas]] -Caribbean educator and politician; 2nd List of Prime Ministers of Saint Kitts and Nevis|Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis

1953 - [[Hans Westerhoff]] -Dutch biologist and academic

1954 - [[Jim Duggan]] -American wrestler and actor

1954 - [[Masanobu Fuchi]] -Japanese wrestler and booker

1954 - [[Vernee Watson-Johnson]] -American actress

1956 - [[Étienne Daho]] -French singer, songwriter and producer

1956 - [[Ben Heppner]] -Canadian tenor

1956 - [[Rosina Lippi]] -American linguist and author

1957 - [[Suzanne Danielle]] -English actress

1957 - [[Anchee Min]] -Chinese-American painter, photographer, and author

1958 - [[Colin Ferguson (mass murderer)|Colin Ferguson]] -Jamaican-American murderer

1959 - [[Geoff Tate]] -German-American singer-songwriter (Queensrÿche)

1960 - [[Meeli Kõiva]] -Estonian artist

1961 - [[Rob Hall]] -New Zealand mountaineer (d. 1996)

1961 - [[Mike Tramp]] -Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist (White Lion and Freak of Nature (band)|Freak of Nature)

1962 - [[Michael McCaul]] -American lawyer and politician

1963 - [[Steven Soderbergh]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1963 - [[Gert-Jan Theunisse]] -Dutch cyclist

1964 - [[Mark Addy]] -English actor

1964 - [[Beverly Kinch]] -English long jumper and sprinter

1964 - [[Ernest Miller]] -American wrestler and actor

1964 - [[Henry Saari]] -Finnish porn actor and director

1964 - [[Shepard Smith]] -American journalist

1965 - [[Shamil Basayev]] -Chechen rebel (d. 2006)

1965 - [[Marc Delissen]] -Dutch field hockey player

1965 - [[Bob Essensa]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1965 - [[Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall]] -English chef and critic

1965 - [[Ellis Paul]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1965 - [[Slick Rick]] -English-American rapper and producer

1966 - [[DJ Paul Elstak]] -Dutch DJ and producer

1966 - [[Robert Flello]] -English politician

1966 - [[Marco Hietala]] -Finnish singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer

1966 - [[Dan Schneider (TV producer)|Dan Schneider]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter; founded Schneider's Bakery

1966 - [[Rene Simpson]] -Canadian-American tennis player (d. 2013)

1967 - [[Kerri Green]] -American actress

1967 - [[Leonardo Ortolani]] -Italian author; created ''Rat-Man (comics)|Rat-Man''

1967 - [[Emily Watson]] -English actress

1967 - [[Saskia Wickham]] -English actress

1967 - [[Zakk Wylde]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Black Label Society and Pride and Glory (band)|Pride and Glory)

1968 - [[Efthimis Bakatsias]] -Greek basketball player

1968 - [[LL Cool J]] -American rapper and actor

1968 - [[Ruel Fox]] -English footballer and manager

1968 - [[Veikka Gustafsson]] -Finnish mountaineer

1969 - [[Jason Bateman]] -American actor, director, and producer

1969 - [[Dave Grohl]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer (Foo Fighters & Nirvana)

1970 - [[Imam Samudra]] -Indonesian terrorist (d. 2008)

1970 - [[Fazıl Say]] -Turkish pianist and composer

1970 - [[Gene Snitsky]] -American wrestler and actor

1971 - [[Lasse Kjus]] -Norwegian skier

1971 - [[Bert Konterman]] -Dutch footballer and manager

1971 - [[Antonios Nikopolidis]] -Greek footballer and manager

1972 - [[Kyle Brady]] -American football player and sportscaster

1972 - [[Dion Forster]] -South African minister, theologian, and author

1972 - [[James Key (Formula One)|James Key]] -English engineer

1972 - [[Raimondas Rumšas]] -Lithuanian cyclist

1973 - [[Eva Bes]] -Spanish tennis player

1973 - [[Giancarlo Fisichella]] -Italian race car driver

1973 - [[Katie Griffin]] -Canadian voice actress and singer

1973 - [[Paul Tisdale]] -English footballer and manager

1974 - [[Kevin Durand]] -Canadian actor

1974 - [[David Flitcroft]] -English footballer and manager

1975 - [[Georgina Cates]] -English actress

1975 - [[Taylor Hayes (actress)|Taylor Hayes]] -American porn actress

1976 - [[Vincenzo Chianese]] -Italian footballer

1976 - [[Olive Loughnane]] -Irish race walker

1977 - [[Narain Karthikeyan]] -Indian race car driver

1977 - [[Terry Ryan (ice hockey, born 1977)|Terry Ryan]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1978 - [[Shawn Crawford]] -American sprinter

1979 - [[Karen Elson]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and model

1979 - [[Angela Lindvall]] -American model and actress

1979 - [[John Reuben]] -American rapper

1979 - [[Evans Soligo]] -Italian footballer

1980 - [[Clive Clarke]] -Irish footballer

1980 - [[Cory Gibbs]] -American soccer player

1980 - [[Ossama Haidar]] -Lebanese footballer

1980 - [[Byron Leftwich]] -American football player

1980 - [[Yūko Kaida]] -Japanese actress

1980 - [[Sosuke Sumitani]] -Japanese announcer

1980 - [[Taeke Taekema]] -Dutch field hockey player

1980 - [[Hiroshi Tamaki]] -Japanese actor and singer

1981 - [[Abdelmalek Cherrad]] -Algerian footballer

1981 - [[Hyleas Fountain]] -American heptathlete

1981 - [[Rosa López]] -Spanish singer

1981 - [[Concepción Montaner]] -Spanish long jumper

1981 - [[Chiharu Niiyama]] -Japanese actress and model

1982 - [[Marc Broussard]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1982 - [[Léo Lima]] -Brazilian footballer

1982 - [[Thomas Longosiwa]] -Kenyan runner

1982 - [[Víctor Valdés]] -Spanish footballer

1983 - [[Cesare Bovo]] -Italian footballer

1983 - [[Jason Krejza]] -Australian cricketer

1983 - [[Maxime Monfort]] -Belgian cyclist

1983 - [[Takako Uehara]] -Japanese singer, actress, and radio host (Speed (Japanese band)|Speed)

1984 - [[Erick Aybar]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[Fred Matua]] -American football player (d. 2012)

1984 - [[Brandon Meriweather]] -American football player

1984 - [[Mike Pelfrey]] -American baseball player

1985 - [[Joel Rosario]] -Dominican-American jockey

1985 - [[Shawn Sawyer]] -Canadian figure skater

1986 - [[Cristina Aicardi]] -Peruvian badminton player

1986 - [[Yohan Cabaye]] -French footballer

1986 - [[Alessio Cossu]] -Italian footballer

1986 - [[Kouhei Takeda]] -Japanese actor, entertainer, and model

1987 - [[Atsushi Hashimoto]] -Japanese actor

1988 - [[Farshad Bashir]] -Afghan-Dutch politician

1988 - [[Mikalah Gordon]] -American singer and actress

1988 - [[Hakeem Nicks]] -American football player

1988 - [[Tom Rosenthal]] -English actor

1988 - [[Jack P. Shepherd]] -English actor

1988 - [[Keren Shlomo]] -Israeli tennis player

1989 - [[Adam Clayton (footballer)|Adam Clayton]] -English footballer

1989 - [[Liu Xiaodong (footballer)|Liu Xiaodong]] -Chinese footballer

1989 - [[Mattia Marchi]] -Italian footballer

1989 - [[Frankie Sandford]] -English singer-songwriter and dancer

1990 - [[Lelisa Desisa]] -Ethiopian runner

1990 - [[Grant Gustin]] -American actor and singer

1991 - [[Diva Montelaba]] -Filipino actress and singer

1992 - [[Robbie Brady]] -Irish footballer

1992 - [[Chieh-Yu Hsu]] -American tennis player

1992 - [[Nimue Smit]] -Dutch model

1993 - [[Daniel Bessa]] -Brazilian footballer

1994 - [[Abi Phillips]] -English singer-songwriter and actress

1995 - [[Georgios Diamantakos]] -Greek basketball player

1998 - [[Ai Moritaka]] -Japanese model and actress

History of Deaths


1163 - [[Ladislaus II of Hungary]] -(b. 1131)

1235 - [[Saint Sava]] -Serbian archbishop and saint (b. 1175)

1301 - [[Andrew III of Hungary]] -(b. 1265)

1331 - [[Odoric of Pordenone]] -Italian explorer (b. 1286)

1640 - [[Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry]] -English lawyer, judge, and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1578)

1648 - [[Caspar Barlaeus]] -Dutch historian, poet, and theologian (b. 1584)

1676 - [[Francesco Cavalli]] -Italian organist and composer (b. 1602)

1679 - [[Jacques de Billy]] -French mathematician and academic (b. 1602)

1701 - [[Tokugawa Mitsukuni]] -Japanese daimyo (b. 1628)

1742 - [[Edmond Halley]] -English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist (b. 1656)

1753 - [[George Berkeley]] -Irish-English philosopher and author (b. 1685)

1766 - [[Frederick V of Denmark]] -(b. 1723)

1776 - [[Edward Cornwallis]] -English general and politician (b. 1713)

1786 - [[Michael Arne]] -English organist and composer (b. 1741)

1786 - [[Meshech Weare]] -American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1713)

1823 - [[Athanasios Kanakaris]] -Greek politician (b. 1760)

1825 - [[George Dance the Younger]] -English architect and surveyor (b. 1741)

1833 - [[Seraphim of Sarov]] -Russian monk and saint (b. 1759)

1867 - [[Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres]] -French painter and illustrator (b. 1780)

1872 - [[Greyfriars Bobby]] -Scottish dog (b. 1856)

1883 - [[Napoléon Coste]] -French guitarist and composer (b. 1806)

1887 - [[Peter Donders]] -Dutch-Surinamese priest and missionary (b. 1807)

1888 - [[Stephen Heller]] -Hungarian pianist and composer (b. 1813)

1889 - [[Ema Pukšec]] -Croatian soprano (b. 1834)

1892 - [[Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale]] -(b. 1864)

1898 - [[Lewis Carroll]] -English author, mathematician, and photographer (b. 1832)

1901 - [[Mandell Creighton]] -English bishop and historian (b. 1843)

1901 - [[Charles Hermite]] -French mathematician and theorist (b. 1822)

1905 - [[Ernst Abbe]] -German physicist and engineer (b. 1840)

1907 - [[Sir James Fergusson, 6th Baronet]] -Scottish soldier and politician, 6th Governor of New Zealand (b. 1832)

1908 - [[Holger Drachmann]] -Danish poet and playwright (b. 1846)

1915 - [[Richard Meux Benson]] -English priest, founded the Society of St. John the Evangelist (b. 1824)

1919 - [[Platon (Kulbusch)|Platon]] -Estonian bishop and saint (b. 1869)

1920 - [[John Francis Dodge]] -American businessman, co-founded the Dodge|Dodge Automobile Company (b. 1864)

1923 - [[Louis Richardet]] -Swiss target shooter (b. 1864)

1926 - [[August Sedláček]] -Czech historian and author (b. 1843)

1934 - [[Ioan Cantacuzino]] -Romanian physician and bacteriologist (b. 1863)

1937 - [[Jaishankar Prasad]] -Indian poet, author, and playwright (b. 1889)

1942 - [[Porfirio Barba-Jacob]] -Colombian poet and author (b. 1883)

1943 - [[Laura E. Richards]] -American author and poet (b. 1850)

1945 - [[Heinrich Schroth]] -German actor (b. 1871)

1949 - [[Harry Stack Sullivan]] -American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (b. 1892)

1949 - [[Joaquín Turina]] -Spanish composer and academic (b. 1882)

1951 - [[Gregorios Xenopoulos]] -Greek author, journalist, and playwright (b. 1867)

1952 - [[Artur Kapp]] -Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1878)

1957 - [[Humphrey Bogart]] -American actor and singer (b. 1899)

1959 - [[Eivind Berggrav]] -Norwegian bishop (b. 1884)

1961 - [[Barry Fitzgerald]] -Irish actor (b. 1888)

1965 - [[Jeanette MacDonald]] -American actress and singer (b. 1903)

1966 - [[Bill Carr]] -American runner (b. 1909)

1966 - [[Sergei Korolev]] -Ukrainian-Russian engineer and academic (b. 1906)

1968 - [[Dorothea Mackellar]] -Australian poet (b. 1885)

1970 - [[William Feller]] -Croatian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1906)

1970 - [[Asım Gündüz]] -Turkish general (b. 1880)

1972 - [[Horst Assmy]] -German footballer (b. 1933)

1972 - [[Frederick IX of Denmark]] -(b. 1899)

1976 - [[Abdul Razak Hussein]] -Malaysian lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia (b. 1922)

1977 - [[Anthony Eden]] -English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1897)

1977 - [[Peter Finch]] -English-Australian actor (b. 1916)

1977 - [[Anaïs Nin]] -French-American author (b. 1903)

1978 - [[Harold Abrahams]] -English sprinter, lawyer, and journalist (b. 1899)

1978 - [[Kurt Gödel]] -Austrian-American mathematician and philosopher (b. 1906)

1978 - [[Robert Heger]] -German conductor and composer (b. 1886)

1978 - [[Blossom Rock]] -American actress (b. 1895)

1979 - [[Thomas DeSimone]] -American gangster (b. 1950)

1980 - [[Robert Ardrey]] -American-South African author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1908)

1981 - [[John O'Grady (writer)|John O'Grady]] -Australian author and poet (b. 1907)

1984 - [[Ray Kroc]] -American businessman (b. 1902)

1986 - [[Daniel Balavoine]] -French singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1952)

1986 - [[Donna Reed]] -American actress and singer (b. 1921)

1987 - [[Turgut Demirağ]] -Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

1987 - [[Douglas Sirk]] -German-Swiss director and screenwriter (b. 1900)

1988 - [[Georgy Malenkov]] -Russian engineer and politician, 5th Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1902)

1990 - [[Mani Madhava Chakyar]] -Indian actor, dancer, and scholar (b. 1899)

1991 - [[David Arkin]] -American actor (b. 1941)

1991 - [[Gordon Bryant]] -Australian educator and politician (b. 1914)

1991 - [[Jerry Nolan]] -American drummer (The New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers, and The Pleasure Seekers/Cradle) (b. 1946)

1994 - [[Nubar Terziyan]] -Turkish actor (b. 1909)

1995 - [[Alexander Gibson (conductor)|Alexander Gibson]] -Scottish conductor (b. 1926)

1996 - [[Onno Tunç]] -Turkish composer (b. 1948)

1997 - [[Dollard Ménard]] -Canadian general (b. 1913)

1998 - [[Safiye Ayla]] -Turkish singer (b. 1907)

1999 - [[Muslimgauze]] -English DJ and producer (b. 1961)

1999 - [[Jerzy Grotowski]] -Polish-Italian actor and director (b. 1933)

2000 - [[Leonard Weisgard]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1916)

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

2001 - [[Kostas Rigopoulos]] -Greek actor (b. 1930)

2004 - [[Uta Hagen]] -German-American actress (b. 1919)

2004 - [[Ron O'Neal]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1937)

2005 - [[Charlotte MacLeod]] -Canadian-American author (b. 1922)

2005 - [[Conroy Maddox]] -English painter and educator (b. 1912)

2005 - [[Rudolph Moshammer]] -German fashion designer (b. 1940)

2005 - [[Jesús Rafael Soto]] -Venezuelan sculptor and painter (b. 1923)

2006 - [[Henri Colpi]] -French director and screenwriter (b. 1921)

2006 - [[Jim Gary]] -American sculptor (b. 1939)

2006 - [[Mark Philo]] -English footballer (b. 1984)

2006 - [[Shelley Winters]] -American actress and singer (b. 1920)

2007 - [[Darlene Conley]] -American actress (b. 1934)

2007 - [[Barbara Kelly]] -Canadian-English actress and screenwriter (b. 1924)

2007 - [[Robert Noortman]] -Dutch art dealer (b. 1946)

2007 - [[Vassilis Photopoulos]] -Greek painter, director, and set designer (b. 1934)

2008 - [[Judah Folkman]] -American physician, biologist, and academic (b. 1933)

2009 - [[Jan Kaplický]] -Czech architect, designed the Selfridges Building, Birmingham|Selfridges Building (b. 1937)

2009 - [[Ricardo Montalbán]] -Mexican-American actor and singer (b. 1920)

2010 - [[Antonio Fontán]] -Spanish journalist and politician (b. 1923)

2010 - [[Petra Schürmann]] -German model and actress, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)

2011 - [[Peter Post]] -Dutch cyclist and manager (b. 1933)

2012 - [[Txillardegi]] -Spanish linguist and politician (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Dan Evins]] -American businessman, founded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (b. 1935)

2012 - [[Arfa Karim]] -Pakistani student and computer programmer (b. 1995)

2012 - [[Lasse Kolstad]] -Norwegian actor and singer (b. 1922)

2012 - [[Rosy Varte]] -Turkish-French actress (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Conrad Bain]] -Canadian-American actor (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Prospero Gallinari]] -Italian terrorist (b. 1951)

2013 - [[Andreas Raab]] -German computer scientist (b. 1968)

2013 - [[Vic Rowen]] -American football player and coach (b. 1919)

2013 - [[Jasuben Shilpi]] -Indian sculptor (b. 1948)

2014 - [[St Nicholas Abbey (horse)|St Nicholas Abbey]] -Irish race horse (b. 2007)

2014 - [[Jon Bing]] -Norwegian author, scholar, and academic (b. 1944)

2014 - [[Juan Gelman]] -Argentinian poet and author (b. 1930)

2014 - [[Flavio Testi]] -Italian composer and musicologist (b. 1923)

2014 - [[Mae Young]] -American wrestler (b. 1923)

2015 - [[Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi]] -Israeli rabbi (b. 1943)

2015 - [[Bob Boyd (basketball)|Bob Boyd]] -American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)

2015 - [[Lotte Hass]] -Austrian model and diver (b. 1928)

2015 - [[Darren Shahlavi]] -English-American actor and martial artist (b. 1972)

2015 - [[Zhang Wannian]] -Chinese general (b. 1928)

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