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Day History: January-17

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Events History


38 - [[Octavian]] -divorces his wife Scribonia and marries Livia Drusilla, ending the fragile peace between the Second Triumvirate and Sextus Pompey.

395 - [[Theodosius I]] -dies in Mediolanum (Milan), the Roman Empire is re-divided into an eastern and a western half. The Byzantine Empire|Eastern Roman Empire is centered in Constantinople under Arcadius, son of Theodosius, and the Western Roman Empire in Mediolanum under Honorius (emperor)|Honorius, his brother (aged 10).

1287 - [[Alfonso III of Aragon]] -invades Minorca.

1377 - [[Pope Gregory XI]] -moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.

1524 - [[Giovanni da Verrazzano]] -sets sail westward from Madeira to find a sea route to the Pacific Ocean.

1562 - [[Huguenot]] -by the Edict of Saint-Germain.

1595 - [[Henry IV of France]] -declares war on Spain.

1608 - [[Susenyos I]] -of Ethiopia surprises an Oromo people|Oromo army at Ebenat; his army reportedly kills 12,000 Oromo at the cost of 400 of his men.

1648 - [[Long Parliament]] -passes the "Vote of No Addresses", breaking off negotiations with Charles I of England|King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War.

1773 - [[James Cook]] -and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle.

1781 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -Battle of Cowpens

1799 - [[Malta|Maltese]] -patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, is executed.

1811 - [[Mexican War of Independence]] -In the Battle of Calderón Bridge, a heavily outnumbered History of Spain (1814–73)|Spanish force of 6,000 troops defeats nearly 100,000 Mexican revolutionaries.

1852 - [[Boer]] -colonies of the South African Republic|Transvaal.

1873 - [[Modoc people|Modoc]] -warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, part of the Modoc War.

1885 - [[Dervish]] -army at the Battle of Abu Klea in the Sudan.

1899 - [[Wake Island]] -in the Pacific Ocean.

1903 - [[El Yunque National Forest]] -in Puerto Rico becomes part of the United States National Forest System as the Luquillo Forest Reserve.

1904 - [[Anton Chekhov]] -s ''The Cherry Orchard'' receives its premiere performance at the Moscow Art Theatre.

1912 - [[Robert Falcon Scott]] -Terra Nova Expedition|reaches the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen.

1913 - [[Raymond Poincaré]] -is elected President of France.

1917 - [[United States Virgin Islands|Virgin Islands]] -

1918 - [[Finnish Civil War]] -The first serious battles take place between the Red Guards (Finland)|Red Guards and the White Guard (Finland)|White Guard.

1929 - [[Popeye|Popeye the Sailor Man]] -a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.

1929 - [[Inayatullah Khan]] -king of the Emirate of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days.

1941 - [[Franco-Thai War]] -Vichy France|French forces Battle of Ko Chang|inflict a decisive defeat over the Royal Thai Navy.

1943 - [[World War II]] -Greek submarine Papanikolis (Y-2)|Greek submarine Papanikolis captures the 200-ton sailing vessel ''Agios Stefanos'' and mans her with part of her crew.

1944 - [[Allies of World War II|Allied]] -forces launch the first of Battle of Monte Cassino|four assaults on Monte Cassino with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome, an effort that would ultimately take four months and cost 105,000 Allied casualties.

1945 - [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] -forces capture the almost completely destroyed Polish city of Warsaw.

1945 - [[Nazi Germany|Nazis]] -begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in.

1945 - [[Raoul Wallenberg]] -is taken into Soviet Union|Soviet custody while in Hungary; he is never publicly seen again.

1946 - [[UN Security Council]] -holds its first session.

1949 - [[The Goldbergs (broadcast series)|The Goldbergs]] -', the first Situation comedy|sitcom on American television, airs for the first time.

1950 - [[Great Brink's Robbery]] -Eleven thieves steal more than {{$}}2 million from an armored car company's offices in Boston.

1961 - [[Dwight D. Eisenhower]] -delivers a televised Eisenhower's farewell address|farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military–industrial complex" as well as the dangers of massive spending, especially deficit spending.

1961 - [[Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville)|Congolese]] -Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is murdered in circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments of Belgium and the United States.

1966 - [[1966 Palomares B-52 crash|Palomares incident]] -A B-52 Stratofortress|B-52 bomber collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker over Spain, killing seven airmen, and dropping three 70-kiloton B28 nuclear bomb|nuclear bombs near the town of Palomares, Almería|Palomares and another one into the sea.

1969 - [[Black Panther Party]] -members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.

1977 - [[Gary Gilmore]] -is Execution by firing squad|executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on capital punishment in the United States.

1981 - [[President of the Philippines]] -Ferdinand Marcos lifts Martial law in the Philippines|martial law eight years and five months after declaring it.

1982 - [[Cold Sunday]] -: in numerous cities in the United States temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years.

1983 - [[Hudson's]] -flagship store in downtown Detroit, closes due to high cost of operating.

1991 - [[Gulf War]] -Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires eight Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.

1991 - [[Harald V of Norway|Harald V]] -becomes Monarchy of Norway|King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V of Norway|Olav V.

1992 - [[Prime Minister of Japan|Japanese Prime Minister]] -Kiichi Miyazawa apologizes for forcing Korean women into Comfort women|sexual slavery during World War II.

1994 - [[1994 Northridge earthquake]] -A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Northridge, California.

1995 - [[Great Hanshin earthquake]] -A magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurs near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.

1996 - [[European Union]] -

1997 - [[Delta 2]] -carrying a Global Positioning System|GPS2R satellite explodes 13 seconds after launch, dropping 250 tons of burning rocket remains around the launch pad.

1998 - [[Lewinsky scandal]] -Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton–Monica Lewinsky affair on his website ''The Drudge Report''.

2002 - [[Mount Nyiragongo]] -erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.

2007 - [[Doomsday Clock]] -is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.

2008 - [[British Airways Flight 38]] -crash lands just short of London Heathrow Airport in England with no fatalities. It is the first complete Write-off|hull loss of a Boeing 777.

2010 - [[2010 Jos riots|Rioting]] -begins between Muslim and Christian groups in Jos, Nigeria, resulting in at least 200 deaths.

Famous Birthdays


1463 - [[Frederick III, Elector of Saxony]] -(d. 1525)

1472 - [[Guidobaldo da Montefeltro]] -Italian noble and Duke of Urbino (d. 1508)

1484 - [[George Spalatin]] -German priest and reformer (d. 1545)

1501 - [[Leonhart Fuchs]] -German physician and botanist (d. 1566)

1504 - [[Pope Pius V]] -(d. 1572)

1560 - [[Gaspard Bauhin]] -Swiss botanist, physician, and academic (d. 1624)

1574 - [[Robert Fludd]] -English physician, astrologer, and mathematician (d. 1637)

1600 - [[Pedro Calderón de la Barca]] -Spanish playwright and poet (d. 1681)

1612 - [[Thomas Fairfax]] -English general and politician (d. 1671)

1640 - [[Jonathan Singletary Dunham]] -American settler (d. 1724)

1659 - [[Antonio Veracini]] -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1745)

1666 - [[Antonio Maria Valsalva]] -Italian anatomist and physician (d. 1723)

1686 - [[Archibald Bower]] -Scottish historian and author (d. 1766)

1706 - [[Benjamin Franklin]] -American publisher and politician, 6th List of Governors of Pennsylvania|President of Pennsylvania (d. 1790)

1712 - [[John Stanley (composer)|John Stanley]] -English organist and composer (d. 1786)

1719 - [[William Vernon]] -American businessman (d. 1806)

1728 - [[Johann Gottfried Müthel]] -German pianist and composer (d. 1788)

1732 - [[Stanisław August Poniatowski]] -Polish-Lithuanian king (d. 1798)

1733 - [[Thomas Linley the elder]] -English singer and conductor (d. 1795)

1734 - [[François-Joseph Gossec]] -French composer and conductor (d. 1829)

1761 - [[Sir James Hall, 4th Baronet]] -Scottish geologist and geophysicist (d. 1832)

1789 - [[August Neander]] -German historian and theologian (d. 1850)

1793 - [[Antonio José Martínez]] -Spanish-American priest, rancher and politician (d. 1867)

1814 - [[Ellen Wood (author)|Ellen Wood]] -English author (d. 1887)

1820 - [[Anne Brontë]] -English author and poet (d. 1849)

1828 - [[Lewis A. Grant]] -American lawyer and general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1918)

1828 - [[Ede Reményi]] -Hungarian violinist and composer (d. 1898)

1831 - [[Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria]] -(d. 1903)

1832 - [[Henry Martyn Baird]] -American historian and educator (d. 1906)

1834 - [[August Weismann]] -German biologist, zoologist, and geneticist (d. 1914)

1850 - [[Joaquim Arcoverde de Albuquerque Cavalcanti]] -Brazilian cardinal (d. 1930)

1850 - [[Alexander Taneyev]] -Russian composer (d. 1918)

1851 - [[A. B. Frost]] -American author and illustrator (d. 1928)

1853 - [[Alva Belmont]] -American-French activist (d. 1933)

1853 - [[T. Alexander Harrison]] -American painter (d. 1930)

1857 - [[Wilhelm Kienzl]] -Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1941)

1857 - [[Eugene Augustin Lauste]] -French-American engineer (d. 1935)

1858 - [[Tomás Carrasquilla]] -Colombian author (d. 1940)

1860 - [[Douglas Hyde]] -Irish academic and politician, 1st President of Ireland (d. 1949)

1863 - [[David Lloyd George]] -English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1945)

1863 - [[Constantin Stanislavski]] -Russian actor and director (d. 1938)

1865 - [[Sir Charles Fergusson, 7th Baronet]] -English general and politician, 3rd Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1951)

1867 - [[Carl Laemmle]] -German-American film producer, co-founded Universal Studios (d. 1939)

1867 - [[Sir Alfred Rawlinson, 3rd Baronet]] -English colonel, pilot, and polo player (d. 1934)

1871 - [[David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty]] -English admiral (d. 1936)

1871 - [[Nicolae Iorga]] -Romanian historian and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1940)

1872 - [[Henri Masson]] -French fencer (d. 1963)

1875 - [[Florencio Sánchez]] -Uruguayan journalist and playwright (d. 1910)

1876 - [[Frank Hague]] -American politician, 30th Mayor of Jersey City (d. 1956)

1877 - [[May Gibbs]] -English-Australian author and illustrator (d. 1969)

1879 - [[Burt McKinnie]] -American golfer (d. 1946)

1880 - [[Mack Sennett]] -Canadian-American actor, director, and producer (d. 1960)

1881 - [[Antoni Łomnicki]] -Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1941)

1881 - [[Harry Price]] -English psychologistst and author (d. 1948)

1882 - [[Noah Beery, Sr.]] -American actor and singer (d. 1946)

1882 - [[Arnold Rothstein]] -American businessman (d. 1928)

1883 - [[Compton Mackenzie]] -English-Scottish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1972)

1886 - [[Ronald Firbank]] -English-Italian author (d. 1926)

1886 - [[Glenn L. Martin]] -American pilot, founded the Glenn L. Martin Company (d. 1955)

1887 - [[Ola Raknes]] -Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (d. 1975)

1888 - [[Babu Gulabrai]] -Indian philosopher and author (d. 1963)

1895 - [[John Duff]] -Canadian race car driver (d. 1958)

1897 - [[Marcel Petiot]] -French physician and serial killer (d. 1946)

1899 - [[Al Capone]] -American mob boss (d. 1947)

1899 - [[Robert Maynard Hutchins]] -American philosopher and academic (d. 1977)

1899 - [[Nevil Shute]] -English engineer and author (d. 1960)

1901 - [[Aron Gurwitsch]] -Lithuanian-American philosopher and author (d. 1973)

1903 - [[Warren Hull]] -American actor, singer, and game show host (d. 1974)

1903 - [[Johanna Klink]] -German super-centenarian (d. 2015)

1904 - [[Hem Vejakorn]] -Thai painter and illustrator (d. 1969)

1905 - [[Ray Cunningham]] -American baseball player (d. 2005)

1905 - [[Peggy Gilbert]] -American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2007)

1905 - [[Eduard Oja]] -Estonian composer, conductor, educator, and critic (d. 1950)

1905 - [[Guillermo Stábile]] -Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 1966)

1905 - [[Jan Zahradníček]] -Czech poet and translator (d. 1960)

1907 - [[Henk Badings]] -Indonesian-Dutch composer and engineer (d. 1987)

1908 - [[Cus D'Amato]] -American boxing manager and trainer (d. 1985)

1911 - [[Busher Jackson]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1966)

1911 - [[John S. McCain, Jr.]] -American admiral (d. 1981)

1911 - [[George Stigler]] -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

1914 - [[Anacleto Angelini]] -Italian-Chilean businessman (d. 2007)

1914 - [[Irving Brecher]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)

1914 - [[Paul Royle]] -Australian lieutenant and pilot (d. 2015)

1914 - [[William Stafford (poet)|William Stafford]] -American poet and author (d. 1993)

1916 - [[Peter Frelinghuysen, Jr.]] -American lieutenant and politician (d. 2011)

1917 - [[Ramón Cardemil]] -Chilean horse rider (d. 2007)

1917 - [[M. G. Ramachandran]] -Indian actor, director, and politician, 5th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 1987)

1918 - [[Keith Joseph]] -English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Education (d. 1994)

1918 - [[George M. Leader]] -American soldier and politician, 36th Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

1920 - [[Corsica Joe]] -French-American wrestler (d. 2010)

1920 - [[Georges Pichard]] -French author and illustrator (d. 2003)

1921 - [[Lorna Cooke deVaron]] -American conductor and educator

1921 - [[Herbert Ellis (actor)|Herbert Ellis]] -American actor

1921 - [[Asghar Khan]] -Pakistani general and politician

1921 - [[Antonio Prohías]] -Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)

1922 - [[Luis Echeverría]] -Mexican politician, 50th President of Mexico

1922 - [[Nicholas Katzenbach]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 65th United States Attorney General (d. 2012)

1922 - [[Betty White]] -American actress, singer, and producer

1923 - [[Rangeya Raghav]] -Indian author and playwright (d. 1962)

1923 - [[Carol Raye]] -English-Australian actress

1924 - [[Rik De Saedeleer]] -Belgian footballer and journalist (d. 2013)

1925 - [[Robert Cormier]] -American author and journalist (d. 2000)

1925 - [[Abdul Hafeez Kardar]] -Pakistani cricketer and author (d. 1996)

1925 - [[Edgar Ray Killen]] -American Ku Klux Klan organizer

1925 - [[Patricia Owens (actress)|Patricia Owens]] -Canadian-American actress (d. 2000)

1926 - [[Newton N. Minow]] -American lawyer and politician

1926 - [[Moira Shearer]] -Scottish ballerina and actress (d. 2006)

1927 - [[Thomas Anthony Dooley III]] -American physician and humanitarian (d. 1961)

1927 - [[Norman Kaye]] -Australian actor (d. 2007)

1927 - [[Eartha Kitt]] -American actress and singer (d. 2008)

1927 - [[Harlan Mathews]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)

1927 - [[E.W. Swackhamer]] -American director and producer (d. 1994)

1928 - [[Jean Barraqué]] -French composer (d. 1973)

1928 - [[Vidal Sassoon]] -English-American hairdresser and businessman (d. 2012)

1929 - [[Jacques Plante]] -Canadian-Swiss ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1986)

1929 - [[Tan Boon Teik]] -Malaysian-Singaporean lawyer and politician, Attorney-General of Singapore (d. 2012)

1930 - [[Eddie LeBaron]] -American football player, manager, and sportscaster

1931 - [[James Earl Jones]] -American actor

1931 - [[Douglas Wilder]] -American sergeant and politician, 66th Governor of Virginia

1931 - [[Don Zimmer]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)

1932 - [[Sheree North]] -American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2005)

1933 - [[Dalida]] -Egyptian-French singer and actress (d. 1987)

1933 - [[Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan]] -French-Pakistani diplomat, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (d. 2003)

1933 - [[Shari Lewis]] -American actress, puppeteer, and television host (d. 1998)

1934 - [[Donald Cammell]] -Scottish-American director and screenwriter (d. 1996)

1934 - [[Stuart Nisbet]] -American actor

1934 - [[Zlatko Papec]] -Croatian footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1934 - [[Cedar Walton]] -American pianist and composer (d. 2013)

1935 - [[Ruth Ann Minner]] -American businesswoman and politician, 72nd Governor of Delaware

1936 - [[John Boyd (diplomat)|John Boyd]] -English academic and diplomat, List of Ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Japan|British ambassador to Japan

1937 - [[Alain Badiou]] -French philosopher and educator

1938 - [[John Bellairs]] -American author and academic (d. 1991)

1938 - [[Percy Qoboza]] -South African journalist and author (d. 1988)

1939 - [[Christodoulos of Athens]] -Greek archbishop (d. 2008)

1939 - [[Maury Povich]] -American talk show host, producer, and actor

1940 - [[Kipchoge Keino]] -Kenyan runner

1940 - [[Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni]] -Egyptian-Armenian patriarch (d. 2015)

1940 - [[Tabaré Vázquez]] -Uruguayan politician, 39th President of Uruguay

1941 - [[István Horthy, Jr.]] -Hungarian physicist and architect

1941 - [[Gillian Weir]] -New Zealand-English organist and educator

1942 - [[Muhammad Ali]] -American boxer and referee

1942 - [[Ita Buttrose]] -Australian journalist and author

1942 - [[Ulf Hoelscher]] -German violinist and educator

1942 - [[Nigel McCulloch]] -English bishop

1942 - [[Nancy Parsons]] -American actress (d. 2001)

1943 - [[Geoffrey Deuel]] -American actor

1943 - [[Chris Montez]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1943 - [[René Préval]] -Haitian agronomist and politician, 52nd President of Haiti

1944 - [[Françoise Hardy]] -French singer and actress

1944 - [[Ann Oakley]] -English sociologist, author, and academic

1945 - [[Javed Akhtar]] -Indian poet, playwright, and composer

1946 - [[Michèle Deslauriers]] -Canadian actress

1947 - [[Jane Elliot]] -American actress

1947 - [[Alain Payet]] -French porn actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2007)

1948 - [[Jim Ladd]] -American radio host and producer

1948 - [[Davíð Oddsson]] -Icelandic politician, 21st Prime Minister of Iceland

1948 - [[Anne Queffélec]] -French pianist

1948 - [[Michael Rake]] -English businessman and academic

1949 - [[Anita Borg]] -American computer scientist and academic (d. 2003)

1949 - [[Gyude Bryant]] -Liberian businessman and politician (d. 2014)

1949 - [[Augustin Dumay]] -French violinist and conductor

1949 - [[Andy Kaufman]] -American actor and comedian (d. 1984)

1949 - [[Mick Taylor]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and The Rolling Stones)

1950 - [[Luis López Nieves]] -Puerto Rican author and academic

1952 - [[Darrell Porter]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2002)

1952 - [[Ryuichi Sakamoto]] -Japanese pianist, composer, producer, and actor (Yellow Magic Orchestra)

1953 - [[Jeff Berlin]] -American bass player

1953 - [[Carlos Johnson (blues musician)|Carlos Johnson]] -American singer and guitarist

1954 - [[Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.]] -American lawyer, radio host, and environmentalist

1954 - [[Susan Kiefel]] -Australian lawyer and judge

1955 - [[Steve Earle]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1955 - [[Steve Javie]] -American basketball player and referee

1956 - [[Damian Green]] -English journalist and politician, Minister of State for Immigration

1956 - [[Mitch Vogel]] -American actor

1956 - [[Paul Young]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Q-Tips (band)|Q-Tips)

1957 - [[Nancy Argenta]] -Canadian soprano

1957 - [[Keith Chegwin]] -English television host and actor

1957 - [[Steve Harvey]] -American comedian, actor, and game show host

1957 - [[Ann Nocenti]] -American journalist and author

1957 - [[Michel Vaarten]] -Belgian cyclist

1958 - [[Tony Kouzarides]] -English biologist, cancer researcher

1959 - [[Susanna Hoffs]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (The Bangles and Ming Tea)

1959 - [[Momoe Yamaguchi]] -Japanese singer and actress

1960 - [[John Crawford (musician)|John Crawford]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Berlin (band)|Berlin)

1960 - [[Chili Davis]] -Jamaican-American baseball player and coach

1960 - [[Tracey Moore]] -Canadian voice actress and singer

1960 - [[Chatchai Plengpanich]] -Thai actor, director, and producer

1961 - [[Maia Chiburdanidze]] -Georgian chess player

1961 - [[Brian Helgeland]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1962 - [[Jun Azumi]] -Japanese broadcaster and politician; 46th Minister of Finance (Japan)|Japanese Minister of Finance

1962 - [[Jim Carrey]] -Canadian-American actor and producer

1962 - [[Sebastian Junger]] -American journalist and author

1962 - [[Ari Up]] -German-English singer (d. 2010)

1963 - [[Kai Hansen]] -German singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1964 - [[Michelle Fairley]] -Northern Irish actress

1964 - [[Michelle Obama]] -American lawyer and activist; 46th List of First Ladies of the United States|First Lady of the United States

1964 - [[Andy Rourke]] -English bass player (The Smiths and Freebass)

1965 - [[Nikos Nioplias]] -Greek footballer and manager

1965 - [[Sylvain Turgeon]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1966 - [[Joshua Malina]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1966 - [[Stephin Merritt]] -American singer-songwriter

1966 - [[Shabba Ranks]] -Jamaican-American singer

1966 - [[António Zeferino]] -Cape Verdean runner

1967 - [[Richard Hawley]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Pulp (band)|Pulp and Longpigs)

1967 - [[Song Kang-ho]] -South Korean actor

1967 - [[Filippo Raciti]] -Italian police officer (d. 2007)

1968 - [[Svetlana Masterkova]] -Russian runner

1968 - [[Rowan Pelling]] -English journalist and author

1968 - [[Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer]] -Dutch author, poet, and scholar

1968 - [[Jane Salumäe]] -Estonian runner

1969 - [[Tiësto]] -Dutch DJ and producer (Gouryella and Kamaya Painters)

1969 - [[Naveen Andrews]] -English actor

1969 - [[Dave Lamb]] -English actor, presenter, and comedian

1969 - [[Lukas Moodysson]] -Swedish director, screenwriter, and author

1970 - [[Cássio Alves de Barros]] -Brazilian footballer

1970 - [[Masaaki Mochizuki]] -Japanese wrestler

1970 - [[Jeremy Roenick]] -American ice hockey player and actor

1970 - [[Genndy Tartakovsky]] -Russian-American animator, director, and producer

1970 - [[James Wattana]] -Thai snooker player

1971 - [[Giorgos Balogiannis]] -Greek basketball player

1971 - [[Richard Burns]] -English race car driver (d. 2005)

1971 - [[Youki Kudoh]] -Japanese actress and singer

1971 - [[Kid Rock]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1971 - [[Sylvie Testud]] -French actress, director, and screenwriter

1971 - [[Paolo Vaccari]] -Italian rugby player and manager

1971 - [[Ann Wolfe]] -American boxer and trainer

1971 - [[Lil Jon]] -American rapper

1972 - [[Benno Fürmann]] -German actor

1972 - [[Ken Hirai]] -Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1973 - [[Cuauhtémoc Blanco]] -Mexican footballer and actor

1973 - [[Chris Bowen]] -Australian politician, 37th Treasurer of Australia

1973 - [[Liz Ellis]] -Australian netball player

1973 - [[Aaron Ward (ice hockey)|Aaron Ward]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1974 - [[Danny Bhoy]] -Scottish comedian and actor

1974 - [[Ladan and Laleh Bijani]] -Iranian conjoined twins (d. 2003)

1974 - [[Yang Chen]] -Chinese footballer and manager

1974 - [[Vesko Kountchev]] -Bulgarian viola player, composer, and producer (Amparanoia)

1974 - [[Derrick Mason]] -American football player

1975 - [[Squarepusher]] -English singer-songwriter

1975 - [[Freddy Rodriguez (actor)|Freddy Rodriguez]] -American actor and producer

1975 - [[Rami Yacoub]] -Swedish songwriter and producer

1977 - [[Kevin Thorn]] -American wrestler

1977 - [[Leigh Whannell]] -Australian actor, producer, and screenwriter

1978 - [[Carolina "Pampita" Ardohaín]] -Argentinian model and actress

1978 - [[Meilen Tu]] -American tennis player

1978 - [[Ricky Wilson (British musician)|Ricky Wilson]] -English singer-songwriter (Kaiser Chiefs)

1979 - [[Oleg Lisogor]] -Ukrainian swimmer

1979 - [[Chase Stevens]] -American wrestler

1980 - [[Maksim Chmerkovskiy]] -Ukrainian-American dancer and choreographer

1980 - [[Zooey Deschanel]] -American singer-songwriter and actress (She & Him)

1980 - [[Gareth McLearnon]] -Irish flute player

1980 - [[Modestas Stonys]] -Lithuanian footballer

1981 - [[Warren Feeney]] -Northern Irish footballer, manager

1981 - [[Ray J]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1981 - [[Scott Mechlowicz]] -American actor

1982 - [[Hwanhee]] -South Korean singer and actor (Fly to the Sky)

1982 - [[Dwyane Wade]] -American basketball player

1982 - [[Amanda Wilkinson]] -Canadian singer (The Wilkinsons and Small Town Pistols)

1983 - [[Álvaro Arbeloa]] -Spanish footballer

1983 - [[Johannes Herber]] -German basketball player

1983 - [[Rick Kelly]] -Australian race car driver

1984 - [[Sophie Dee]] -Welsh porn actress

1984 - [[Kelvin Fletcher]] -English actor and model

1984 - [[Calvin Harris]] -Scottish singer-songwriter, DJ, and producer

1984 - [[Samuel Shaw (wrestler)|Samuel Shaw]] -American wrestler

1985 - [[Kangin]] -South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Super Junior)

1985 - [[Pablo Barrientos]] -Argentinian footballer

1985 - [[Mark Briscoe]] -American wrestler

1985 - [[Riyu Kosaka]] -Japanese singer and actress (BeForU)

1985 - [[Betsy Ruth]] -American wrestler

1985 - [[Simone Simons]] -Dutch singer-songwriter (Epica (band)|Epica)

1986 - [[Max Adler (actor)|Max Adler]] -American actor

1986 - [[Hale Appleman]] -American actor

1986 - [[Viktor Stålberg]] -Swedish ice hockey player

1987 - [[Oleksandr Usyk]] -Ukrainian boxer

1988 - [[Andrea Antonelli]] -Italian motorcycle racer (d. 2013)

1988 - [[Will Genia]] -Australian rugby player

1988 - [[Héctor Moreno (footballer)|Héctor Moreno]] -Mexican footballer

1989 - [[Hollie-Jay Bowes]] -English singer-songwriter and actress

1989 - [[Björn Dreyer (footballer born 1989)|Björn Dreyer]] -German footballer

1989 - [[Taylor Jordan]] -American baseball player

1990 - [[Santiago Tréllez]] -Colombian footballer

1991 - [[Trevor Bauer]] -American baseball player

1991 - [[Willa Fitzgerald]] -American actress

1993 - [[Frankie Cocozza]] -English singer

1994 - [[Gasan Magomedov]] -Russian footballer (d. 2015)

1997 - [[Jack Vidgen]] -Australian singer-songwriter

History of Deaths


395 - [[Theodosius I]] -Roman emperor (b. 347)

1229 - [[Albert of Riga]] -German bishop (b. 1165)

1334 - [[John of Brittany, Earl of Richmond]] -(b. 1266)

1345 - [[Henry of Asti]] -Greek patriarch

1345 - [[Martino Zaccaria]] -Aegean ruler

1369 - [[Peter I of Cyprus]] -(b. 1328)

1468 - [[Skanderbeg]] -Albanian soldier and politician (b. 1405)

1598 - [[Feodor I of Russia]] -(b. 1557)

1617 - [[Fausto Veranzio]] -Croatian bishop and lexicographer (b. 1551)

1654 - [[Paulus Potter]] -Dutch painter (b. 1625)

1705 - [[John Ray]] -English botanist and historian (b. 1627)

1718 - [[Benjamin Church (ranger)|Benjamin Church]] -American colonel (b. 1639)

1737 - [[Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann]] -German architect (b. 1662)

1738 - [[Jean-François Dandrieu]] -French organist and composer (b. 1682)

1751 - [[Tomaso Albinoni]] -Italian violinist and composer (b. 1671)

1826 - [[Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga]] -Spanish-French composer (b. 1806)

1834 - [[Giovanni Aldini]] -Italian physicist and academic (b. 1762)

1861 - [[Lola Montez]] -Irish-American actress and dancer (b. 1821)

1863 - [[Horace Vernet]] -French painter (b. 1789)

1869 - [[Alexander Dargomyzhsky]] -Russian composer (b. 1813)

1874 - [[Chang and Eng Bunker]] -Thai conjoined twins (b. 1811)

1878 - [[Edward Shepherd Creasy]] -English historian and jurist (b. 1812)

1884 - [[Hermann Schlegel]] -German ornithologist and herpetologist (b. 1804)

1887 - [[William Giblin]] -Australian lawyer and politician, 13th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1840)

1891 - [[George Bancroft]] -American historian and politician, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1800)

1893 - [[Rutherford B. Hayes]] -American general, lawyer, and politician, 19th President of the United States (b. 1822)

1903 - [[Ignaz Wechselmann]] -Hungarian architect and philanthropist (b. 1828)

1908 - [[Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany]] -(b. 1835)

1909 - [[Francis Smith (Australian politician)|Francis Smith]] -Australian lawyer, judge, and politician, 4th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1819)

1911 - [[Francis Galton]] -English polymath, anthropologist, and geographer (b. 1822)

1927 - [[Juliette Gordon Low]] -American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA (b. 1860)

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

1932 - [[Ahmet Derviş]] -Turkish general (b. 1881)

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

1933 - [[Ruurd Leegstra]] -Dutch rower (b. 1877)

1933 - [[Louis Comfort Tiffany]] -American stained glass artist (b. 1848)

1936 - [[Mateiu Caragiale]] -Romanian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1885)

1942 - [[Walther von Reichenau]] -German field marshal (b. 1884)

1947 - [[Pyotr Krasnov]] -Russian historian and general (b. 1869)

1947 - [[Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve]] -Canadian cardinal (b. 1883)

1951 - [[Jyoti Prasad Agarwala]] -Indian poet, playwright, and director (b. 1903)

1952 - [[Walter Briggs, Sr.]] -American businessman (b. 1877)

1956 - [[Blind Alfred Reed]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1880)

1960 - [[Andrew Kennaway Henderson]] -English-New Zealand illustrator (b. 1879)

1961 - [[Patrice Lumumba]] -Congolese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1925)

1963 - [[Henri Masson]] -French fencer (b. 1872)

1964 - [[T. H. White]] -English author (b. 1906)

1967 - [[Evelyn Nesbit]] -American actress (b. 1884)

1970 - [[Simon Kovar]] -Russian-American bassoon player and educator (b. 1890)

1970 - [[Billy Stewart]] -American singer and pianist (b. 1937)

1972 - [[Betty Smith]] -American author and playwright (b. 1896)

1977 - [[Gary Gilmore]] -American murderer (b. 1940)

1977 - [[Dougal Haston]] -Scottish mountaineer (b. 1940)

1981 - [[Loukas Panourgias]] -Greek footballer (b. 1899)

1983 - [[Doodles Weaver]] -American actor and singer (b. 1911)

1984 - [[Kostas Giannidis]] -Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1903)

1984 - [[George Rigaud]] -Argentinian-Spanish actor (b. 1905)

1987 - [[Hugo Fregonese]] -Argentinian director and screenwriter (b. 1908)

1988 - [[Percy Qoboza]] -South African journalist and author (b. 1938)

1991 - [[Olav V of Norway]] -(b. 1903)

1992 - [[Frank Pullen]] -English businessman (b. 1915)

1993 - [[Albert Hourani]] -English-Lebanese historian and academic (b. 1915)

1994 - [[Yevgeny Ivanov (spy)|Yevgeni Ivanov]] -Russian spy (b. 1926)

1994 - [[Helen Stephens]] -American runner, shot putter, and discus thrower (b. 1918)

1996 - [[Barbara Jordan]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)

1996 - [[Mostafa Sid Ahmed]] -Sudanese singer (b. 1953)

1997 - [[Bert Kelly]] -Australian farmer and politician, 20th Minister for Defence (Australia)|Australian Minister for the Navy (b. 1912)

1997 - [[Clyde Tombaugh]] -American astronomer and academic, discovered Pluto (b. 1906)

1998 - [[Junior Kimbrough]] -American singer and guitarist (b. 1930)

1999 - [[Robert Eads]] -American trans man (b. 1945)

1999 - [[Samantha Reid]] -American manslaughter victim (b. 1984)

2000 - [[Philip Jones (musician)|Philip Jones]] -English trumpet player (b. 1928)

2000 - [[Ion Rațiu]] -Romanian journalist and politician (b. 1917)

2001 - [[Gregory Corso]] -American poet and author (b. 1930)

2002 - [[Camilo José Cela]] -Spanish author and politician, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)

2002 - [[Bishop Karas]] -Sudanese-American bishop (b. 1955)

2002 - [[Queenie Leonard]] -English-American actress and singer (b. 1905)

2002 - [[Eddie Meduza]] -Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1948)

2002 - [[Roman Personov]] -Russian physicist and academic (b. 1932)

2003 - [[Richard Crenna]] -American actor, singer, director, and producer (b. 1926)

2003 - [[Balint Vazsonyi]] -Hungarian-American pianist and educator (b. 1936)

2004 - [[Raymond Bonham Carter]] -English banker (b. 1929)

2004 - [[Harry Brecheen]] -American baseball player and coach (b. 1914)

2004 - [[Czesław Niemen]] -Polish singer-songwriter (Niebiesko-Czarni) (b. 1939)

2004 - [[Noble Willingham]] -American actor (b. 1931)

2005 - [[Charlie Bell (businessman)|Charlie Bell]] -Australian businessman (b. 1960)

2005 - [[Virginia Mayo]] -American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1920)

2005 - [[Albert Schatz (scientist)|Albert Schatz]] -American microbiologist and academic (b. 1920)

2005 - [[Zhao Ziyang]] -Chinese politician, 3rd Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1919)

2006 - [[Clarence Ray Allen]] -American murderer (b. 1930)

2006 - [[Pierre Grondin]] -Canadian surgeon (b. 1925)

2007 - [[Art Buchwald]] -American journalist and author (b. 1925)

2007 - [[Yevhen Kushnaryov]] -Ukrainian politician (b. 1951)

2008 - [[Carlos (singer)|Carlos]] -French singer and actor (b. 1943)

2008 - [[Bobby Fischer]] -American chess player and author (b. 1943)

2008 - [[Ernie Holmes]] -American football player, wrestler, and actor (b. 1948)

2008 - [[Allan Melvin]] -American actor (b. 1923)

2009 - [[Anders Isaksson]] -Swedish journalist and historian (b. 1943)

2010 - [[Gaines Adams]] -American football player (b. 1983)

2010 - [[Jyoti Basu]] -Indian politician, 9th Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1914)

2010 - [[Daisuke Gōri]] -Japanese voice actor (b. 1952)

2010 - [[Michalis Papakonstantinou]] -Greek journalist and politician, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Greece)|Foreign Minister of Greece (b. 1919)

2010 - [[Erich Segal]] -American author and screenwriter (b. 1937)

2011 - [[Don Kirshner]] -American songwriter and producer (b. 1934)

2012 - [[Ernie Alexander]] -American educator and politician (b. 1933)

2012 - [[Aengus Fanning]] -Irish journalist (b. 1942)

2012 - [[Carlos Guirao]] -Spanish guitarist, keyboard player, and composer (Neuronium) (b. 1954)

2012 - [[Julius Meimberg]] -German soldier and pilot (b. 1917)

2012 - [[Johnny Otis]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1921)

2012 - [[Piet Römer]] -Dutch actor and singer (b. 1928)

2012 - [[Marty Springstead]] -American baseball player and umpire (b. 1937)

2013 - [[Mehmet Ali Birand]] -Turkish journalist and author (b. 1941)

2013 - [[Jakob Arjouni]] -German author (b. 1964)

2013 - [[Yves Debay]] -Belgian journalist (b. 1954)

2013 - [[Sophiya Haque]] -English actress and singer (b. 1971)

2013 - [[James Hood]] -American activist (b. 1942)

2013 - [[Fred J. Lincoln]] -American porn actor, director, and producer (b. 1938)

2013 - [[John Nkomo]] -Zimbabwean politician, Vice President of Zimbabwe (b. 1934)

2013 - [[Lizbeth Webb]] -English soprano and actress (b. 1926)

2014 - [[Mohammed Burhanuddin]] -Indian spiritual leader, 52nd Da'i al-Mutlaq (b. 1915)

2014 - [[Seizō Katō]] -Japanese voice actor (b. 1927)

2014 - [[Francine Lalonde]] -Canadian educator and politician (b. 1940)

2014 - [[Alistair McAlpine, Baron McAlpine of West Green]] -English businessman and politician (b. 1942)

2014 - [[John J. McGinty III]] -American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1940)

2014 - [[Sunanda Pushkar]] -Indian-Canadian businesswoman (b. 1962)

2014 - [[Suchitra Sen]] -Bangladeshi-Indian actress (b. 1931)

2015 - [[Origa]] -Russian-Japanese singer (b. 1970)

2015 - [[Ken Furphy]] -English footballer and manager (b. 1931)

2015 - [[Faten Hamama]] -Egyptian actress and producer (b. 1931)

2015 - [[Don Harron]] -Canadian actor and screenwriter (b. 1924)

2015 - [[Greg Plitt]] -American model and actor (b. 1977)

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