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Day History: January-18

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Events History


350 - [[Magnentius]] -deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor.

474 - [[Leo II (emperor)|Leo II]] -succeeds his maternal grandfather Leo I the Thracian|Leo I as Byzantine emperor. He dies ten months later.

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

1126 - [[Emperor Huizong of Song|Emperor Huizong]] -abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong of Song|Emperor Qinzong.

1486 - [[Henry VII of England]] -marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV of England|Edward IV.

1535 - [[Francisco Pizarro]] -History of Lima|founds Lima, the capital of Peru.

1562 - [[Pope Pius IV]] -reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.

1591 - [[Naresuan]] -of Ayutthaya Kingdom|Siam kills Crown Prince Mingyi Swa of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.

1670 - [[Henry Morgan]] -captures Panama.

1701 - [[Frederick I of Prussia|Frederick I]] -crowns himself King of Prussia in Königsberg.

1778 - [[James Cook]] -is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".

1788 - [[First Fleet]] -carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrive at Botany Bay.

1866 - [[Wesley College, Melbourne]] -is established.

1871 - [[Wilhelm I of Germany]] -is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles (France) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The empire is known as the Second Reich to Germans.

1884 - [[William Price (physician)|William Price]] -attempts to cremation|cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.

1886 - [[field hockey|hockey]] -is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.

1896 - [[X-ray]] -X-ray generator|generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H. L. Smith.

1903 - [[Theodore Roosevelt]] -sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States. {{Citation needed|reason=Plaque at site says 19 Jan; 'sources vary'?|date=January 2012}}

1911 - [[Eugene B. Ely]] -lands on the deck of the {{USS|Pennsylvania|ACR-4|6}} stationed in San Francisco Bay, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.

1913 - [[First Balkan War]] -A Hellenic Navy|Greek flotilla defeats the Ottoman Navy in the Battle of Lemnos (1913)|Naval Battle of Lemnos, securing the islands of the Northern Aegean Sea for Greece.

1915 - [[Twenty-One Demands]] -to the Republic of China (1912–49)|Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.

1916 - [[meteorite]] -strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.

1919 - [[World War I]] -The Paris Peace Conference, 1919|Paris Peace Conference opens in Palace of Versailles|Versailles, France.

1919 - [[Ignacy Jan Paderewski]] -becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.

1919 - [[Bentley|Bentley Motors Limited]] -is founded.

1941 - [[World War II]] -British troops East African Campaign (World War II)#Allied counter-offensive|launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.

1943 - [[Warsaw Ghetto Uprising]] -The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

1944 - [[Metropolitan Opera House (39th Street)|Metropolitan Opera House]] -in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

1944 - [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] -forces liberate Saint Petersburg|Leningrad, effectively ending a three-year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad.

1945 - [[Budapest Ghetto]] -by the Red Army.

1945 - [[Kraków]] -Poland by the Red Army.

1955 - [[Chinese Civil War]] -Battle of Yijiangshan Islands is fought.

1958 - [[Willie O'Ree]] -the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.

1960 - [[Capital Airlines Flight 20]] -crashes into a farm in Charles City County, Virginia, killing all 50 aboard, the third fatal Capital Airlines crash in as many years.

1967 - [[Albert DeSalvo]] -the "Boston Strangler", is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.

1969 - [[United Airlines Flight 266]] -crashes into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.

1974 - [[Israel]] -and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War.

1976 - [[Christianity in Lebanon|Lebanese Christian]] -militias overrun Karantina, Beirut, Karantina massacre|killing at least 1,000.

1977 - [[bacterium]] -as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.

1977 - [[Granville rail disaster|rail disaster]] -occurs at Granville, New South Wales|Granville, Sydney killing 83.

1977 - [[Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia|SFR Yugoslavia's]] -Prime minister, Džemal Bijedić, his wife and six others are killed in a plane crash in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

1978 - [[European Court of Human Rights]] -finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.

1978 - [[Hartford Civic Center]] -collapses after a significant snowfall.

1981 - [[BASE jumping|BASE jump]] -from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).

1983 - [[International Olympic Committee]] -restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family.

1990 - [[Marion Barry]] -is arrested for Psychoactive drug|drug possession in an Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI sting.

1993 - [[Martin Luther King, Jr. Day]] -is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.

1997 - [[Rwanda]] -Hutu militia members kill three Spanish aid workers, three soldiers and seriously wound one other.

1997 - [[Børge Ousland]] -of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.

2000 - [[Tagish Lake (meteorite)|Tagish Lake]] -meteorite impacts the Earth.

2002 - [[Sierra Leone Civil War]] -is declared over.

2003 - [[2003 Canberra bushfires|bushfire]] -kills four people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.

2005 - [[Airbus A380]] -the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France

2007 - [[1999]] -with 13 deaths. Kyrill (storm)|Hurricane Kyrill causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.

2009 - [[Gaza War (2008–09)|Gaza War]] -Hamas announces they will accept Israel Defense Forces's offer of a ceasefire, ending the Gaza War (2008–09)|assault.

2012 - [[Protests against SOPA and PIPA|A series of coordinated actions]] -take place in protest against Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act.

Famous Birthdays


885 - [[Emperor Daigo]] -of Japan (d. 930)

1519 - [[Isabella Jagiellon]] -Polish wife of John Zápolya (d. 1559)

1543 - [[Alfonso Ferrabosco the elder]] -Italian-English composer (d. 1588)

1641 - [[François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois]] -French politician, Secretary of State for War (France)|Secretary of State for War (d. 1691)

1659 - [[Damaris Cudworth Masham]] -English philosopher and theologian (d. 1708)

1672 - [[Antoine Houdar de la Motte]] -French author (d. 1731)

1688 - [[Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset]] -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)

1689 - [[Montesquieu]] -French lawyer and philosopher (d. 1755)

1743 - [[Louis Claude de Saint-Martin]] -French mystic and philosopher (d. 1803)

1751 - [[Ferdinand Kauer]] -Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1831)

1779 - [[Peter Mark Roget]] -English physician, lexicographer, and theologian (d. 1869)

1782 - [[Daniel Webster]] -American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)

1795 - [[Anna Pavlovna of Russia]] -(d. 1865)

1813 - [[Joseph Glidden]] -American farmer (d. 1906)

1815 - [[Constantin von Tischendorf]] -German theologian and scholar (d. 1874)

1835 - [[César Cui]] -Russian composer (d. 1918)

1840 - [[Henry Austin Dobson]] -English poet and author (d. 1921)

1841 - [[Emmanuel Chabrier]] -French pianist and composer (d. 1894)

1842 - [[A. A. Ames]] -American physician and politician, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)

1848 - [[Ioan Slavici]] -Romanian journalist and author (d. 1925)

1849 - [[Edmund Barton]] -Australian judge and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1920)

1850 - [[Seth Low]] -American academic and politician, 92nd Mayor of New York City (d. 1916)

1853 - [[Marthinus Nikolaas Ras]] -South African farmer, soldier, and gun-maker (d. 1900)

1854 - [[Thomas A. Watson]] -American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (d. 1934)

1856 - [[Daniel Hale Williams]] -American surgeon and cardiologist (d. 1931)

1867 - [[Rubén Darío]] -Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat (d. 1916)

1868 - [[Kantarō Suzuki]] -Japanese admiral and politician, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)

1877 - [[Sam Zemurray]] -Russian-American businessman, founded the Cuyamel Fruit Company (d. 1961)

1879 - [[Henri Giraud]] -French general (d. 1949)

1879 - [[Tane Ikai]] -Japanese super-centenarian (d. 1995)

1880 - [[Paul Ehrenfest]] -Austrian-Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1933)

1880 - [[Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster]] -Italian cardinal (d. 1954)

1881 - [[Gaston Gallimard]] -French publisher, founded Éditions Gallimard (d. 1975)

1882 - [[A. A. Milne]] -English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1956)

1883 - [[George Oliver (golfer)|George Oliver]] -American golfer (d. 1965)

1884 - [[John Eisele]] -American runner (d. 1933)

1886 - [[Clara Nordström]] -Swedish-German author and translator (d. 1962)

1888 - [[Thomas Sopwith]] -English ice hockey player, sailor, and pilot (d. 1989)

1891 - [[Nikolajs Švedrēvics]] -Latvian javelin thrower (d. 1937)

1892 - [[Oliver Hardy]] -American actor, singer, and director (d. 1957)

1892 - [[Bill Meanix]] -American hurdler and coach (d. 1957)

1892 - [[Paul Rostock]] -German surgeon and academic (d. 1956)

1894 - [[Toots Mondt]] -American wrestler and promoter (d. 1976)

1896 - [[C. M. Eddy, Jr.]] -American author (d. 1967)

1896 - [[Ville Ritola]] -Finnish-American runner (d. 1982)

1898 - [[Albert Kivikas]] -Estonian journalist and author (d. 1978)

1901 - [[Ivan Petrovsky]] -Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1973)

1903 - [[Berthold Goldschmidt]] -German composer (d. 1996)

1904 - [[Anthony Galla-Rini]] -American accordion player and composer (d. 2006)

1904 - [[Cary Grant]] -English-American actor and singer (d. 1986)

1905 - [[Joseph Bonanno]] -Italian-American mob boss (d. 2002)

1907 - [[János Ferencsik]] -Hungarian conductor (d. 1984)

1908 - [[Jacob Bronowski]] -Polish-English mathematician, historian, and television host (d. 1974)

1908 - [[Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha]] -(d. 1972)

1910 - [[Kenneth E. Boulding]] -English economist and academic (d. 1993)

1911 - [[José María Arguedas]] -Peruvian anthropologist, author, and poet (d. 1969)

1911 - [[Danny Kaye]] -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1987)

1913 - [[Giannis Papaioannou]] -Greek composer (d. 1972)

1914 - [[Arno Schmidt]] -German author and translator (d. 1979)

1914 - [[Vitomil Zupan]] -Yugoslav author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)

1915 - [[Syl Apps]] -Canadian pole vaulter, ice hockey player, and politician (d. 1998)

1915 - [[Santiago Carrillo]] -Spanish soldier and politician (d. 2012)

1915 - [[Vassilis Tsitsanis]] -Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (d. 1984)

1917 - [[Wang Yung-ching]] -Taiwanese-American businessman (d. 2008)

1918 - [[Gustave Gingras]] -Canadian-English physician and educator (d. 1996)

1918 - [[Nicholas Oresko]] -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2013)

1919 - [[Toni Turek]] -German footballer (d. 1984)

1921 - [[Yoichiro Nambu]] -Japanese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)

1922 - [[Bob Bell (actor)|Bob Bell]] -American clown and actor (d. 1997)

1923 - [[John Graham (British Army general)|John Graham]] -British Army general (d. 2012)

1923 - [[Gerrit Voorting]] -Dutch cyclist (d. 2015)

1925 - [[Gilles Deleuze]] -French metaphysician and philosopher (d. 1995)

1925 - [[John V. Evans]] -American soldier and politician, 27th Governor of Idaho (d. 2014)

1925 - [[Sol Yurick]] -American soldier and author (d. 2013)

1926 - [[Randolph Bromery]] -American geologist and academic (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Sundaram Balachander]] -Indian veena player, actor, and singer (d. 1990)

1931 - [[Chun Doo-hwan]] -South Korean general and politician, 5th President of South Korea

1932 - [[Robert Anton Wilson]] -American psychologist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 2007)

1933 - [[Emeka Anyaoku]] -Nigerian politician, 8th Minister of Foreign Affairs (Nigeria)|Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs

1933 - [[David Bellamy]] -English botanist, author and academic

1933 - [[John Boorman]] -English director, producer, and screenwriter

1933 - [[Ray Dolby]] -American engineer and businessman, founded Dolby Laboratories (d. 2013)

1933 - [[William Goodhart, Baron Goodhart]] -English lawyer and politician

1934 - [[Raymond Briggs]] -English author and illustrator

1935 - [[Albert Millaire]] -Canadian actor and director

1935 - [[Jon Stallworthy]] -English poet, critic, and academic (d. 2014)

1935 - [[Gad Yaacobi]] -Israeli academic and diplomat, 10th Israel Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2007)

1936 - [[David Howell, Baron Howell of Guildford]] -English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Transport

1937 - [[Dick Durock]] -American actor and stuntman (d. 2009)

1937 - [[John Hume]] -Irish educator and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1938 - [[Curt Flood]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1997)

1938 - [[Werner Olk]] -German footballer and manager

1940 - [[Pedro Rodríguez (racing driver)|Pedro Rodriguez]] -Mexican race car driver (d. 1971)

1941 - [[Denise Bombardier]] -Canadian journalist and author

1941 - [[Bobby Goldsboro]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1941 - [[David Ruffin]] -American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1991)

1943 - [[Paul Freeman (actor)|Paul Freeman]] -English actor

1943 - [[Kay Granger]] -American educator and politician

1943 - [[Dave Greenslade]] -English keyboard player (Greenslade, Colosseum (band)|Colosseum, and If (band)|IF)

1943 - [[Charlie Wilson (Ohio politician)|Charlie Wilson]] -American mortician and politician (d. 2013)

1944 - [[Paul Keating]] -Australian economist and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Australia

1944 - [[Carl Morton]] -American baseball player (d. 1983)

1945 - [[Rocco Forte]] -English businessman

1945 - [[José Luis Perales]] -Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist

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

1946 - [[Perro Aguayo]] -Mexican wrestler

1946 - [[Joseph Deiss]] -Swiss economist and politician, 156th President of the Swiss Confederation

1946 - [[Henrique Rosa]] -Bissau-Guinean politician, List of heads of state of Guinea-Bissau|President of Guinea-Bissau (d. 2013)

1947 - [[Sachio Kinugasa]] -Japanese baseball player and journalist

1947 - [[Takeshi Kitano]] -Japanese actor and director

1949 - [[Bill Keller]] -American journalist

1949 - [[Philippe Starck]] -French interior designer

1950 - [[Gianfranco Brancatelli]] -Italian race car driver

1950 - [[Gilles Villeneuve]] -Canadian race car driver (d. 1982)

1951 - [[Bram Behr]] -Surinamese journalist and activist (d. 1982)

1951 - [[Bob Latchford]] -English footballer

1951 - [[Alan Moody]] -English footballer

1952 - [[Michael Angelis]] -English actor

1952 - [[Michael Behe]] -American biochemist, author, and academic

1952 - [[R. Stevie Moore]] -American singer-songwriter

1953 - [[Patrick G. Halpin]] -American politician

1953 - [[Brett Hudson]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Hudson Brothers)

1954 - [[Tom Bailey (musician)|Tom Bailey]] -English singer-songwriter (Thompson Twins, International Observer, and Bailey-Salgado Project)

1954 - [[Ted DiBiase]] -American wrestler and manager

1954 - [[Jagdish Mali]] -Indian photographer (d. 2013)

1954 - [[Kiki Smith]] -American artist

1955 - [[Kevin Costner]] -American actor, singer, director, and producer

1955 - [[Frankie Knuckles]] -American DJ and producer (d. 2014)

1955 - [[Fergus Martin]] -Irish painter

1956 - [[Paul Deighton, Baron Deighton]] -English banker and politician

1956 - [[Sharon Mitchell]] -American porn actress and director

1961 - [[Peter Beardsley]] -English footballer and manager

1961 - [[Bob Hansen]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1961 - [[Mark Messier]] -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster

1961 - [[Mark Rylance]] -English actor, director, and playwright

1961 - [[Jeff Yagher]] -American actor and sculptor

1962 - [[Alison Arngrim]] -American actress

1962 - [[David O'Connor (equestrian)|David O'Connor]] -American horse rider

1963 - [[Maxime Bernier]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Minister of Foreign Affairs (Canada)|Minister of Foreign Affairs for Canada

1963 - [[Carl McCoy]] -English singer-songwriter

1963 - [[Martin O'Malley]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 61st Governor of Maryland

1963 - [[Vera Pauw]] -Dutch footballer and manager

1963 - [[Yury Zakharevich]] -Russian weightlifter

1964 - [[Brady Anderson]] -American baseball player

1964 - [[Richard Dunwoody]] -Irish jockey

1964 - [[Jane Horrocks]] -English actress and singer

1964 - [[Andrea Leand]] -American tennis player

1964 - [[Enrico Lo Verso]] -Italian actor

1965 - [[Dave Attell]] -American comedian, actor, and producer

1966 - [[Alexander Khalifman]] -Russian chess player

1966 - [[André Ribeiro]] -Brazilian race car driver

1967 - [[Dean Bailey]] -Australian footballer and coach (d. 2014)

1967 - [[Andrei Inešin]] -Estonian target shooter

1967 - [[Kim Perrot]] -American basketball player (d. 1999)

1967 - [[Iván Zamorano]] -Chilean footballer

1968 - [[Dragana Mirković]] -Serbian singer

1969 - [[Dave Bautista]] -American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor

1969 - [[John Eder]] -American politician

1969 - [[Jesse L. Martin]] -American actor and singer

1969 - [[Jim O'Rourke (musician)|Jim O'Rourke]] -American guitarist and producer

1970 - [[DJ Quik]] -American rapper, producer, and actor (The Fixxers and QDT)

1970 - [[Peter Van Petegem]] -Belgian cyclist

1971 - [[Amy Barger]] -American astronomer

1971 - [[Jonathan Davis]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1971 - [[Christian Fittipaldi]] -Brazilian race car driver

1971 - [[Pep Guardiola]] -Spanish footballer and coach

1971 - [[Seamus O'Regan]] -Canadian journalist

1972 - [[Vinod Kambli]] -Indian cricketer, sportscaster, and actor

1972 - [[Mike Lieberthal]] -American baseball player

1972 - [[Kjersti Plätzer]] -Norwegian race walker

1973 - [[Burnie Burns]] -American actor, director, and producer; co-founded Rooster Teeth Productions

1973 - [[Luther Dickinson]] -American singer and guitarist

1973 - [[Benjamin Jealous]] -American businessman

1973 - [[Anthony Koutoufides]] -Australian footballer

1973 - [[Guo Degang]] -Chinese actor

1973 - [[Crispian Mills]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and director (The Jeevas and Kula Shaker)

1973 - [[Rolando Schiavi]] -Argentinian footballer and coach

1973 - [[Ben Willbond]] -English comedian and actor

1974 - [[Christian Burns]] -English singer-songwriter (BBMak)

1974 - [[Devon Odessa]] -American actress

1974 - [[Maulik Pancholy]] -American actor and singer

1974 - [[Michael Tunn]] -Australian radio and television host

1976 - [[Laurence Courtois]] -Belgian tennis player

1976 - [[Damien Leith]] -Irish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1977 - [[Richard Archer]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hard-Fi)

1977 - [[Curtis Cregan]] -American actor and singer

1977 - [[Alina Jidkova]] -Russian-American tennis player

1978 - [[Brian Falkenborg]] -American baseball player

1978 - [[Thor Hushovd]] -Norwegian cyclist

1978 - [[Bogdan Lobonț]] -Romanian footballer

1979 - [[Hirofumi Arai]] -Japanese-Korean actor

1979 - [[Jay Chou]] -Taiwanese singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director

1979 - [[Ruslan Fedotenko]] -Ukrainian ice hockey player

1979 - [[Paulo Ferreira]] -Portuguese footballer

1979 - [[Brian Gionta]] -American ice hockey player

1979 - [[Anastasia Grebenkina]] -Russian ice dancer and coach

1979 - [[Kenyatta Jones]] -American football player

1979 - [[Petra Yared]] -Australian actress

1979 - [[Mark Anthony Fernandez]] -Filipino actor

1980 - [[Estelle (musician)|Estelle]] -English singer-songwriter and producer

1980 - [[Robert Green]] -English footballer

1980 - [[Kert Haavistu]] -Estonian footballer and manager

1980 - [[Julius Peppers]] -American football player

1980 - [[Jason Segel]] -American actor, singer, and screenwriter

1981 - [[Kang Dong-won]] -South Korean actor

1981 - [[Otgonbayar Ershuu]] -Mongolian painter

1981 - [[Olivier Rochus]] -Belgian tennis player

1981 - [[Khari Stephenson]] -Jamaican footballer

1982 - [[Quinn Allman]] -American guitarist and producer (The Used)

1982 - [[Tõnis Erm]] -Estonian cyclist and orienteerer

1982 - [[Mary Jepkosgei Keitany]] -Kenyan runner

1982 - [[Joanna Newsom]] -American singer-songwriter and harp player (The Pleased)

1982 - [[Rolf Roosalu]] -Estonian singer and actor

1983 - [[Amir Blumenfeld]] -Israeli-American comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter

1983 - [[Samantha Mumba]] -Irish singer-songwriter and actress

1983 - [[Katie White]] -English singer-songwriter (The Ting Tings)

1984 - [[Kristy Lee Cook]] -American singer

1984 - [[Ioannis Drymonakos]] -Greek swimmer

1984 - [[Makoto Hasebe]] -Japanese footballer

1984 - [[Michael Kearney]] -American biochemist and academic

1984 - [[Benji Schwimmer]] -American dancer and choreographer

1984 - [[Viktoria Shklover]] -Estonian figure skater

1985 - [[Dale Begg-Smith]] -Australian skier

1985 - [[Minissha Lamba]] -Indian actress and model

1985 - [[Riccardo Montolivo]] -Italian footballer

1986 - [[Marya Roxx]] -Estonian-American singer-songwriter

1986 - [[Becca Tobin]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1987 - [[Johan Djourou]] -Swiss footballer

1987 - [[Christopher Liebig]] -German rugby player

1987 - [[Grigoris Makos]] -Greek footballer

1988 - [[Ronnie Day]] -American singer-songwriter

1988 - [[Angelique Kerber]] -German tennis player

1988 - [[Anastasios Kissas]] -Greek footballer

1988 - [[Boy van Poppel]] -Dutch cyclist

1989 - [[Rubén Miño]] -Spanish footballer

1990 - [[Nacho (footballer, born 1990)|Nacho]] -Spanish footballer

1990 - [[Hayle Ibrahimov]] -Ethiopian-Azerbaijani runner

1990 - [[Brett Lawrie]] -Canadian baseball player

1990 - [[Alex Pietrangelo]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1991 - [[Britt McKillip]] -Canadian singer and actress (One More Girl)

1991 - [[Diego Simões]] -Brazilian footballer

1992 - [[Kieran Tscherniawsky]] -English discus thrower

1992 - [[Francesco Bardi]] -Italian footballer

1993 - [[Morgan York]] -American actress

1994 - [[Kang Ji-young]] -South Korean singer (Kara (band)|Kara)

1994 - [[Ilona Kremen]] -Belarusian tennis player

1996 - [[Sarah Gilman]] -American actress

1999 - [[Karan Brar]] -American actor

History of Deaths


52 - [[Publius Clodius Pulcher]] -Roman politician (b. 93 BC)

474 - [[Leo I the Thracian]] -Byzantine emperor (b. 401)

1213 - [[Tamar of Georgia]] -(b. 1160)

1367 - [[Peter I of Portugal]] -(b. 1320)

1425 - [[Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March]] -English politician (b. 1391)

1471 - [[Emperor Go-Hanazono]] -of Japan (b. 1419)

1586 - [[Margaret of Parma]] -(b. 1522)

1677 - [[Jan van Riebeeck]] -Dutch politician, founded Cape Town (b. 1619)

1803 - [[Ippolit Bogdanovich]] -Russian poet and academic (b. 1743)

1849 - [[Panoutsos Notaras]] -Greek politician (b. 1752)

1862 - [[John Tyler]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 10th President of the United States (b. 1790)

1873 - [[Edward Bulwer-Lytton]] -English author, poet, playwright, and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1803)

1878 - [[Antoine César Becquerel]] -French physicist and academic (b. 1788)

1886 - [[Baldassare Verazzi]] -Italian painter (b. 1819)

1892 - [[Anton Anderledy]] -Swiss religious leader, 23rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1819)

1896 - [[Charles Floquet]] -French lawyer and politician, 55th Prime Minister of France (b. 1828)

1923 - [[Wallace Reid]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1891)

1936 - [[Hermanus Brockmann]] -Dutch rower (b. 1871)

1936 - [[Rudyard Kipling]] -English author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

1940 - [[Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer]] -Polish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1865)

1945 - [[Hermann Braun]] -American-German actor (b. 1918)

1951 - [[Amy Carmichael]] -Irish-Indian missionary (b. 1867)

1952 - [[Curly Howard]] -American actor and singer (b. 1903)

1954 - [[Sydney Greenstreet]] -English-American actor and singer (b. 1879)

1955 - [[Saadat Hasan Manto]] -Pakistani author and screenwriter (b. 1912)

1956 - [[Makbule Atadan]] -Turkish politician (b. 1885)

1956 - [[Konstantin Päts]] -Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 1st President of Estonia (b. 1874)

1963 - [[Hugh Gaitskell]] -English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1906)

1966 - [[Kathleen Norris]] -American journalist and author (b. 1880)

1967 - [[Goose Tatum]] -American basketball player (b. 1921)

1969 - [[Hans Freyer]] -German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1887)

1969 - [[Dada Lekhraj]] -Indian guru (b. 1884)

1970 - [[David O. McKay]] -American religious leader, 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1873)

1971 - [[Virgil Finlay]] -American illustrator (b. 1914)

1975 - [[Gertrude Olmstead]] -American actress (b. 1897)

1978 - [[Hasan Askari]] -Pakistani philosopher and author (b. 1919)

1978 - [[Carl Betz]] -American actor (b. 1921)

1978 - [[Walter H. Thompson]] -English police officer and bodyguard (b. 1890)

1980 - [[Cecil Beaton]] -English fashion designer and photographer (b. 1904)

1984 - [[Panteleimon Ponomarenko]] -Belarusian general and politician (b. 1902)

1984 - [[Vassilis Tsitsanis]] -Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (b. 1915)

1985 - [[Wilfrid Brambell]] -Irish-English actor (b. 1912)

1989 - [[Bruce Chatwin]] -English-French author (b. 1940)

1990 - [[Rusty Hamer]] -American actor and singer (b. 1947)

1993 - [[Eleanor Hibbert]] -English author (b. 1906)

1993 - [[Dionysios Zakythinos]] -Greek historian, academic, and politician (b. 1905)

1995 - [[Adolf Butenandt]] -German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)

1995 - [[Ron Luciano]] -American baseball player and umpire (b. 1937)

1996 - [[N. T. Rama Rao]] -Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (b. 1923)

1997 - [[Paul Tsongas]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1941)

1997 - [[Adriana Caselotti]] -American voice actress and singer (b. 1916)

1998 - [[Dan Georgiadis]] -Greek footballer and manager (b. 1922)

2000 - [[Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky]] -Austrian architect (b. 1897)

2001 - [[Al Waxman]] -Canadian actor and director (b. 1935)

2003 - [[Ed Farhat]] -American wrestler and trainer (b. 1924)

2003 - [[Harivansh Rai Bachchan]] -Indian poet and author (b. 1907)

2005 - [[Lamont Bentley]] -American actor and rapper (b. 1973)

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

2006 - [[Jan Twardowski]] -Polish priest and poet (b. 1915)

2007 - [[Brent Liles]] -American bass player (Agent Orange (band)|Agent Orange and Social Distortion) (b. 1963)

2008 - [[Georgia Frontiere]] -American businesswoman (b. 1927)

2008 - [[Frank Lewin]] -American composer and theorist (b. 1925)

2008 - [[Lois Nettleton]] -American actress (b. 1927)

2008 - [[John Stroger]] -American politician (b. 1929)

2009 - [[Tony Hart]] -English painter and television host (b. 1925)

2009 - [[Nora Kovach]] -Hungarian-American ballerina (b. 1931)

2009 - [[Bob May (actor)|Bob May]] -American actor and stuntman (b. 1939)

2009 - [[Danai Stratigopoulou]] -Greek singer-songwriter (b. 1913)

2009 - [[Grigore Vieru]] -Romanian poet and author (b. 1935)

2010 - [[Kate McGarrigle]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and accordion player (Mountain City Four and Kate and Anna McGarrigle) (b. 1946)

2010 - [[Robert B. Parker]] -American author and academic (b. 1932)

2011 - [[Sargent Shriver]] -American politician and diplomat, 21st United States Ambassador to France (b. 1915)

2012 - [[Tom Cowie]] -English businessman (b. 1922)

2012 - [[Mel Goldstein]] -American meteorologist and journalist (b. 1945)

2012 - [[Anthony Gonsalves]] -Indian composer and educator (b. 1927)

2012 - [[Georg Lassen]] -German captain (b. 1915)

2012 - [[Yuri Rasovsky]] -American playwright and producer, founded The National Radio Theater of Chicago (b. 1944)

2013 - [[Walmor Chagas]] -Brazilian actor (b. 1930)

2013 - [[Sean Fallon (footballer)|Sean Fallon]] -Irish footballer and manager (b. 1922)

2013 - [[Jim Horning]] -American computer scientist and academic (b. 1942)

2013 - [[Jon Mannah]] -Australian rugby player (b. 1989)

2013 - [[Lewis Marnell]] -Australian skateboarder (b. 1982)

2013 - [[Ron Nachman]] -Israeli lawyer and politician (b. 1942)

2014 - [[Eugenio Cruz Vargas]] -Chileans|Chilean poet and painter (b. 1923)

2014 - [[Kathryn Abbe]] -American photographer (b. 1919)

2014 - [[Michael Botmang]] -Nigerian politician, 17th List of Governors of Plateau State|Governor of Plateau State (b. 1938)

2014 - [[Komla Dumor]] -Ghanaian-English journalist (b. 1972)

2014 - [[Dennis Frederiksen]] -American singer-songwriter (Toto (band)|Toto, Angel (band)|Angel, and LeRoux (band)|LeRoux) (b. 1951)

2014 - [[Andy Graver]] -English footballer (b. 1927)

2014 - [[Sarah Marshall (British film actress)|Sarah Marshall]] -English actress (b. 1933)

2015 - [[Cynthia Layne]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1963)

2015 - [[Alberto Nisman]] -Argentinian lawyer (b. 1963)

2015 - [[Dallas Taylor (drummer)|Dallas Taylor]] -American drummer (Manassas (band)|Manassas and Clear Light) (b. 1948)

2015 - [[Christine Valmy]] -Romanian cosmetologist and author (b. 1926)

2015 - [[Piet van der Sanden]] -Dutch journalist and politician (b. 1924)

2015 - [[Tony Verna]] -American director and producer, invented instant replay (b. 1933)

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