This Day in History
Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.
379 - [[Gratian]] -elevates Theodosius I|Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to ''Augustus (honorific)|Augustus'', and gives him power over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.
639 - [[Clovis II]] -king of Neustria and Kingdom of Burgundy|Burgundy, is crowned.
649 - [[Conquest of Kucha]] -The forces of Kucha surrender after a forty-day siege led by Tang dynasty general Ashina She'er, establishing Tang control over the northern Tarim Basin in Xinjiang.
1419 - [[Hundred Years' War]] -Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England, completing his reconquest of Normandy.
1511 - [[Mirandola]] -surrenders to the French.
1520 - [[Sten Sture the Younger]] -the Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
1607 - [[San Agustin Church (Manila)|San Agustin Church in Manila]] -is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the Philippines.
1661 - [[Thomas Venner]] -is hanged, drawn and quartered in London.
1764 - [[John Wilkes]] -is expelled from the House of Commons of the United Kingdom|British House of Commons for seditious libel.
1788 - [[First Fleet]] -arrive at Botany Bay.
1795 - [[Batavian Republic]] -is proclaimed in the Netherlands, bringing to an end the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
1806 - [[Cape of Good Hope]] -
1812 - [[Peninsular War]] -After a ten-day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo.
1817 - [[José de San Martín]] -Crossing of the Andes|crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate Chile and then Peru.
1829 - [[Johann Wolfgang von Goethe]] -s ''Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy'' receives its premiere performance.
1839 - [[British East India Company]] -captures Aden.
1840 - [[Charles Wilkes]] -circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became known as Wilkes Land for the United States.
1853 - [[Giuseppe Verdi]] -s opera ''Il trovatore'' receives its premiere performance in Rome.
1861 - [[American Civil War]] -Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in secession|seceding from the United States.
1871 - [[Franco-Prussian War]] -In the Siege of Paris (1870–71)|Siege of Paris, Kingdom of Prussia|Prussia wins the Battle of St. Quentin (1871)|Battle of St. Quentin. Meanwhile, the French attempt to break the siege in the Battle of Buzenval (1871)|Battle of Buzenval will end unsuccessfully the following day.
1883 - [[Thomas Edison]] -begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1893 - [[Henrik Ibsen]] -s play ''The Master Builder'' receives its premiere performance in Berlin.
1899 - [[Anglo-Egyptian Sudan]] -is formed.
1915 - [[Georges Claude]] -patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
1915 - [[World War I]] -German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the United Kingdom killing more than 20, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
1917 - [[Silvertown explosion]] -Seventy-three are killed and 400 injured in an explosion in a munitions plant in London.
1920 - [[United States Senate]] -votes against joining the League of Nations.
1935 - [[Jockey International|Coopers Inc.]] -sells the world's first briefs.
1937 - [[Howard Hughes]] -sets a new Cross-America flight air speed record|air record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in seven hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
1941 - [[World War II]] -The Greek ''Triton'' (Y-5) sinks the Italian submarine ''Neghelli'' in Otranto.
1942 - [[Burma]] -
1945 - [[Red Army|Soviet]] -forces liberate the Łódź Ghetto. Of more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazism|Nazi occupation.
1946 - [[Douglas MacArthur]] -establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war crime|war criminals.
1949 - [[Cuba]] -recognizes Israel.
1953 - [[I Love Lucy]] -' to watch Lucy Ricardo|Lucy Lucy Goes to the Hospital|give birth.
1969 - [[Jan Palach]] -dies after setting himself on fire three days earlier in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest about the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turns into another major protest.
1974 - [[Paracel Islands]] -after Battle of the Paracel Islands|a military engagement between the naval forces of the People's Republic of China and Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
1975 - [[1975 Kinnaur earthquake|earthquake strikes]] -Himachal Pradesh, India
1977 - [[Gerald Ford]] -pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose").
1977 - [[Miami]] -This is the only time in the History of Miami|history of the city that snow has fallen. It also fell in The Bahamas.
1978 - [[Volkswagen Beetle]] -made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003.
1981 - [[Iran hostage crisis]] -United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
1983 - [[Nazi]] -war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
1983 - [[Apple Lisa]] -the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
1986 - [[IBM PC]] -computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed Brain (computer virus)|(c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.
1991 - [[Gulf War]] -Iraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries.
1993 - [[Slovakia]] -join the United Nations.
1995 - [[Bristow Flight 56C]] -All 18 aboard are later rescued.
1996 - [[North Cape (ship)|North Cape]] -' oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat ''Scandia'' ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
1997 - [[Yasser Arafat]] -returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
1999 - [[British Aerospace]] -agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999.
2006 - [[New Horizons]] -probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.
2007 - [[Hrant Dink]] -is assassinated in front of his newspaper's office by 17-year-old Turkish ultra-nationalist Ogün Samast.
2012 - [[Megaupload]] -is shut down by the FBI.
2014 - [[2014 Bannu bombing|bomb attack]] -on an army convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 26 soldiers and injures 38 others.
398 - [[Pulcheria]] -Byzantine empress and saint (d. 453)
1409 - [[René of Anjou]] -(d. 1480)
1544 - [[Francis II of France]] -(d. 1560)
1676 - [[John Weldon (musician)|John Weldon]] -English organist and composer (d. 1736)
1721 - [[Jean-Philippe Baratier]] -German scholar and author (d. 1740)
1736 - [[James Watt]] -British chemist and engineer (d. 1819)
1737 - [[Giuseppe Millico]] -Italian soprano, composer, and educator (d. 1802)
1739 - [[Joseph Bonomi the Elder]] -Italian architect, designed Longford Hall and Barrells Hall (d. 1808)
1752 - [[James Morris III]] -American soldier (d. 1820)
1757 - [[Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf]] -(d. 1831)
1788 - [[Pavel Kiselyov]] -Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
1790 - [[Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom]] -Swedish poet and academic (d. 1855)
1798 - [[Auguste Comte]] -French economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1857)
1807 - [[Robert E. Lee]] -American general and academic (d. 1870)
1808 - [[Lysander Spooner]] -American philosopher and author (d. 1887)
1809 - [[Edgar Allan Poe]] -American author and poet (d. 1849)
1813 - [[Henry Bessemer]] -English engineer and businessman (d. 1898)
1832 - [[Ferdinand Laub]] -Czech violinist and composer (d. 1875)
1833 - [[Alfred Clebsch]] -German mathematician and academic (d. 1872)
1839 - [[Paul Cézanne]] -French painter (d. 1906)
1848 - [[John Fitzwilliam Stairs]] -Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1904)
1848 - [[Matthew Webb]] -English swimmer and diver (d. 1883)
1851 - [[Jacobus Kapteyn]] -Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 1922)
1863 - [[Werner Sombart]] -German economist and sociologist (d. 1941)
1871 - [[Dame Gruev]] -Bulgarian educator and activist, co-founded the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (d. 1906)
1874 - [[Hitachiyama Taniemon]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1922)
1876 - [[Wakashima Gonshirō]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (d. 1943)
1876 - [[Dragotin Kette]] -Slovenian poet and author (d. 1899)
1878 - [[Herbert Chapman]] -English footballer and manager (d. 1934)
1879 - [[Boris Savinkov]] -Russian soldier and author (d. 1925)
1883 - [[Hermann Abendroth]] -German conductor (d. 1956)
1887 - [[Alexander Woollcott]] -American actor, playwright, and critic (d. 1943)
1889 - [[Sophie Taeuber-Arp]] -Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1943)
1892 - [[Ólafur Thors]] -Icelandic politician, 8th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1964)
1893 - [[Magda Tagliaferro]] -Brazilian pianist and educator (d. 1986)
1903 - [[Boris Blacher]] -German composer (d. 1975)
1905 - [[Stanley Hawes]] -English-Australian director and producer (d. 1991)
1907 - [[Briggs Cunningham]] -American race car driver, sailor, and businessman (d. 2003)
1908 - [[Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh]] -Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1971)
1909 - [[Hans Hotter]] -German opera singer (d. 2003)
1911 - [[Choor Singh]] -Indian-Singaporean lawyer and judge (d. 2009)
1912 - [[Leonid Kantorovich]] -Russian mathematician and economist, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
1913 - [[Rex Ingamells]] -Australian author and poet (d. 1955)
1914 - [[Bob Gerard]] -English race car driver (d. 1990)
1917 - [[John Raitt]] -American actor and singer (d. 2005)
1918 - [[John H. Johnson]] -American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (d. 2005)
1920 - [[Bernard Dunstan]] -English painter and educator
1920 - [[Javier Pérez de Cuéllar]] -Peruvian politician and diplomat, 135th Prime Minister of Peru
1920 - [[Roberto M. Levingston]] -Argentinian general and politician, 36th President of Argentina (d. 2015)
1921 - [[Patricia Highsmith]] -American novelist and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1922 - [[Guy Madison]] -American actor and producer (d. 1996)
1922 - [[Arthur Morris]] -Australian cricketer and journalist (d. 2015)
1923 - [[Jean Stapleton]] -American actress and singer (d. 2013)
1923 - [[Markus Wolf]] -German spy (d. 2006)
1924 - [[Nicholas Colasanto]] -American actor and director (d. 1985)
1924 - [[Jean-François Revel]] -French philosopher and author (d. 2006)
1925 - [[Nina Bawden]] -English author (d. 2012)
1926 - [[Hans Massaquoi]] -German-American journalist and author (d. 2013)
1926 - [[Fritz Weaver]] -American actor
1930 - [[Tippi Hedren]] -American model and actress
1931 - [[Robert MacNeil]] -Canadian-American journalist and author
1932 - [[Richard Lester]] -American-English director, producer, and screenwriter
1933 - [[George Coyne]] -American priest, astronomer, and theologian
1935 - [[Soumitra Chatterjee]] -Indian actor
1936 - [[Ziaur Rahman]] -Bangladeshi general and politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)
1936 - [[Willie "Big Eyes" Smith]] -American singer, harmonica player, and drummer (d. 2011)
1937 - [[Giovanna Marini]] -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1937 - [[Appadurai Muttulingam]] -Sri Lankan accountant and author
1939 - [[Phil Everly]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Everly Brothers) (d. 2014)
1940 - [[Paolo Borsellino]] -Italian lawyer and judge (d. 1992)
1941 - [[Pat Patterson (wrestler)|Pat Patterson]] -Canadian wrestler, trainer, and referee
1942 - [[Michael Crawford]] -English actor and singer
1942 - [[Thom Mayne]] -American architect, designed the San Francisco Federal Building and Phare Tower
1942 - [[Paul-Eerik Rummo]] -Estonian poet and politician
1943 - [[Petchara Chaowarat]] -Thai actress
1943 - [[Larry Clark]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter
1943 - [[Janis Joplin]] -American singer-songwriter (Big Brother and the Holding Company) (d. 1970)
1944 - [[Shelley Fabares]] -American actress and singer
1944 - [[Peter Lynch]] -American businessman
1946 - [[Julian Barnes]] -English author and critic
1946 - [[Dolly Parton]] -American singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist
1947 - [[Frank Aarebrot]] -Norwegian political scientist and academic
1947 - [[Paula Deen]] -American chef and author
1947 - [[Elena Nathanael]] -Greek actress (d. 2008)
1948 - [[Nancy Lynch]] -American computer scientist and academic
1948 - [[Frank McKenna]] -Canadian politician and diplomat, 27th Premier of New Brunswick
1949 - [[Arend Langenberg]] -Dutch voice actor and radio host (d. 2012)
1949 - [[Robert Palmer (singer)|Robert Palmer]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Power Station (band)|Power Station) (d. 2003)
1949 - [[Dennis Taylor]] -Irish snooker player and sportscaster
1950 - [[Sébastien Dhavernas]] -Canadian actor
1953 - [[Desi Arnaz, Jr.]] -American actor and singer
1954 - [[Katey Sagal]] -American actress and singer
1954 - [[Cindy Sherman]] -American photographer and director
1954 - [[Clifford Tabin]] -American geneticist and academic
1954 - [[Katharina Thalbach]] -German actress and director
1955 - [[Simon Rattle]] -English conductor
1955 - [[Paul Rodriguez]] -Mexican-American comedian and actor
1956 - [[Carman (singer)|Carman]] -American singer-songwriter, actor, and television host
1957 - [[Ottis Anderson]] -American football player and sprotscaster
1957 - [[Kenneth McClintock]] -English-Puerto Rican politician, 22nd Secretary of State of Puerto Rico
1958 - [[Thomas Kinkade]] -American painter (d. 2012)
1959 - [[Danese Cooper]] -American computer scientist and programmer
1959 - [[Jeff Pilson]] -American bass player, songwriter, and actor
1961 - [[William Ragsdale]] -American actor
1961 - [[Wayne Hemingway]] -English fashion designer, co-founded Red or Dead
1962 - [[Hans Daams]] -Dutch cyclist
1962 - [[Chris Sabo]] -American baseball player and coach
1962 - [[Jeff Van Gundy]] -American basketball player and coach
1963 - [[Michael Adams (basketball)|Michael Adams]] -American basketball player and coach
1963 - [[Martin Bashir]] -English journalist
1963 - [[John Bercow]] -English politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)|Speaker of the House of Commons
1963 - [[Yutaka Matsushige]] -Japanese actor
1963 - [[Caron Wheeler]] -English singer-songwriter (Soul II Soul)
1964 - [[Janine Antoni]] -Bahamian sculptor and photographer
1964 - [[Ricardo Arjona]] -Guatemalan singer-songwriter and basketball player
1966 - [[Floris Jan Bovelander]] -Dutch field hockey player
1966 - [[Yukiko Duke]] -Swedish journalist
1966 - [[Sylvain Côté]] -Canadian ice hockey player
1966 - [[Stefan Edberg]] -Swedish tennis player
1966 - [[Lena Philipsson]] -Swedish singer-songwriter
1967 - [[Javier Cámara]] -Spanish actor and singer
1968 - [[Whitfield Crane]] -American singer-songwriter
1969 - [[Edwidge Danticat]] -Haitian-American author and academic
1969 - [[Luc Longley]] -Australian basketball player and coach
1969 - [[Predrag Mijatović]] -Montenegrin footballer and manager
1969 - [[Junior Seau]] -American football player (d. 2012)
1969 - [[Casey Sherman]] -American journalist and author
1969 - [[Steve Staunton]] -Irish footballer and manager
1970 - [[Tim Foster]] -English rower
1970 - [[Steffen Freund]] -German footballer and manager
1970 - [[Kathleen Smet]] -Belgian triathlete
1970 - [[Udo Suzuki]] -Japanese comedian and singer
1971 - [[Shawn Wayans]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1971 - [[John Wozniak]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1972 - [[Angham]] -Egyptian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1972 - [[Joana Benedek]] -Romanian-Mexican model and actress
1972 - [[Drea de Matteo]] -American actress
1972 - [[Jon Fisher]] -American businessman and author
1972 - [[Elena Kaliská]] -Slovak canoe racer
1972 - [[Ron Killings]] -American wrestler and rapper
1972 - [[Troy Wilson (Australian rules footballer)|Troy Wilson]] -Australian footballer and race car driver
1972 - [[Sergei Zjukin]] -Estonian chess player
1973 - [[Karen Lancaume]] -French porn actress (d. 2005)
1973 - [[Antero Manninen]] -Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
1973 - [[Yevgeny Sadovyi]] -Russian swimmer
1973 - [[Aaron Yonda]] -American comedian, actor, and director
1974 - [[Dainius Adomaitis]] -Lithuanian basketball player and coach
1974 - [[Frank Caliendo]] -American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1974 - [[Ian Laperrière]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1974 - [[Jaime Moreno]] -Bolivian footballer and manager
1975 - [[Noah Georgeson]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1975 - [[Zdeňka Málková]] -Czech tennis player
1976 - [[Natale Gonnella]] -Italian footballer
1976 - [[Tarso Marques]] -Brazilian race car driver
1977 - [[Cocco]] -Japanese singer-songwriter
1977 - [[Lauren (footballer)|Lauren]] -Cameroonian footballer
1977 - [[Nicole (Chilean singer)|Nicole]] -Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist
1977 - [[Benjamin Ayres]] -Canadian actor, director, and photographer
1977 - [[Margus Maiste]] -Estonian architect
1979 - [[Wiley (rapper)|Wiley]] -English rapper and producer (Roll Deep)
1979 - [[Svetlana Khorkina]] -Russian gymnast and sportscaster
1979 - [[Josu Sarriegi]] -Spanish footballer
1980 - [[Jenson Button]] -English race car driver
1980 - [[Kotoko (singer)|Kotoko]] -Japanese singer
1980 - [[Pasha Kovalev]] -Russian-American dancer and choreographer
1980 - [[Luke Macfarlane]] -Canadian-American actor and singer
1980 - [[Arvydas Macijauskas]] -Lithuanian basketball player
1981 - [[Asier del Horno]] -Spanish footballer
1981 - [[Lucho González]] -Argentinian footballer
1981 - [[Dimosthenis Manousakis]] -Greek footballer
1981 - [[Jaanus Nõmmsalu]] -Estonian volleyball player
1981 - [[Kerby Raymundo]] -Filipino basketball player
1981 - [[Bitsie Tulloch]] -American actress
1982 - [[Angela Chang]] -Taiwanese singer and actress
1982 - [[Mike Komisarek]] -American ice hockey player
1982 - [[Jodie Sweetin]] -American actress
1983 - [[Hikaru Utada]] -American-Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
1984 - [[Fabio Catacchini]] -Italian footballer
1984 - [[Karun Chandhok]] -Indian race car driver
1984 - [[Jimmy Kébé]] -Malian footballer
1984 - [[Thomas Vanek]] -Austrian ice hockey player
1985 - [[Jake Allen (American football)|Jake Allen]] -American football player
1985 - [[Pascal Behrenbruch]] -German decathlete
1985 - [[Benny Feilhaber]] -American soccer player
1985 - [[Esteban Guerrieri]] -Argentinian race car driver
1985 - [[Rika Ishikawa]] -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)
1985 - [[Elliott Ward]] -English footballer
1985 - [[Aleksandr Yevgenyevich Nikulin]] -Russian footballer
1986 - [[Loren Galler-Rabinowitz]] -American model and ice dancer, Miss Massachusetts|Miss Massachusetts 2010
1986 - [[Claudio Marchisio]] -Italian footballer
1986 - [[Oleksandr Miroshnychenko]] -Ukrainian footballer
1986 - [[Moussa Sow]] -Senegalese footballer
1987 - [[Edgar Manucharyan]] -Armenian footballer
1988 - [[JaVale McGee]] -American basketball player
1988 - [[Yusuke Yamamoto]] -Japanese actor and director
1989 - [[Miles Addison]] -English footballer
1991 - [[Corinna Harrer]] -German runner
1991 - [[Petra Martić]] -Croatian tennis player
1991 - [[Erin Sanders]] -American actress
1992 - [[Shawn Johnson]] -American gymnast
1992 - [[Logan Lerman]] -American actor
1992 - [[Mac Miller]] -American rapper, producer, and actor
1993 - [[Gus Lewis]] -American-English actor
1993 - [[Erick Torres Padilla]] -Mexican footballer
1994 - [[Matthias Ginter]] -German footballer
History of Deaths
639 - [[Dagobert I]] -Frankish king (b. 603)
1526 - [[Isabella of Austria]] -(b. 1501)
1547 - [[Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey]] -English poet (b. 1517)
1576 - [[Hans Sachs]] -German poet and playwright (b. 1494)
1597 - [[Maharana Pratap]] -Indian ruler (b. 1540)
1661 - [[Thomas Venner]] -English rebel leader (b. 1599)
1729 - [[William Congreve]] -English playwright and poet (b. 1670)
1755 - [[Jean-Pierre Christin]] -French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (b. 1683)
1757 - [[Thomas Ruddiman]] -Scottish scholar and academic (b. 1674)
1766 - [[Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni]] -Italian-French architect and painter (b. 1695)
1785 - [[Jonathan Toup]] -English scholar and critic (b. 1713)
1833 - [[Ferdinand Hérold]] -French composer (b. 1791)
1847 - [[Charles Bent]] -American soldier and politician, 1st Governor of New Mexico (b. 1799)
1847 - [[Athanasios Christopoulos]] -Greek poet (b. 1772)
1851 - [[Esteban Echeverría]] -Argentinian poet and author (b. 1805)
1853 - [[Karl Faber]] -German historian and academic (b. 1773)
1865 - [[Pierre-Joseph Proudhon]] -French philosopher and politician (b. 1809)
1866 - [[Harriet Ludlow Clarke]] -British artist
1869 - [[Carl Reichenbach]] -German chemist and philosopher (b. 1788)
1874 - [[August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben]] -German poet and scholar (b. 1798)
1878 - [[Henri Victor Regnault]] -French physicist and chemist (b. 1810)
1905 - [[Debendranath Tagore]] -Indian philosopher and author (b. 1817)
1906 - [[Bartolomé Mitre]] -Argentinian historian and politician, 6th President of Argentina (b. 1821)
1925 - [[Maria Sophie of Bavaria]] -(b. 1841)
1927 - [[Carlota of Mexico]] -(b. 1840)
1929 - [[Liang Qichao]] -Chinese journalist, philosopher, and scholar (b. 1873)
1930 - [[Frank P. Ramsey]] -British mathematician, philosopher and economist (b. 1903)
1938 - [[Branislav Nušić]] -Serbian author, playwright, and journalist (b. 1864)
1945 - [[Gustave Mesny]] -French general (b. 1886)
1948 - [[Tony Garnier (architect)|Tony Garnier]] -French architect, designed the Stade de Gerland (b. 1869)
1954 - [[Theodor Kaluza]] -German mathematician and physicist (b. 1885)
1957 - [[József Dudás]] -Romanian-Hungarian activist and politician (b. 1912)
1963 - [[Clement Smoot]] -American golfer (b. 1884)
1964 - [[Firmin Lambot]] -Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
1965 - [[Arnold Luhaäär]] -Estonian weightlifter (b. 1905)
1968 - [[Ray Harroun]] -American race car driver and engineer (b. 1879)
1969 - [[Jan Palach]] -Czech activist (b. 1948)
1971 - [[Harry Shields]] -American clarinet player (b. 1899)
1972 - [[Michael Rabin (violinist)|Michael Rabin]] -American violinist (b. 1936)
1973 - [[Max Adrian]] -Irish-English actor and singer (b. 1903)
1975 - [[Thomas Hart Benton (painter)|Thomas Hart Benton]] -American painter and educator (b. 1889)
1976 - [[Hidetsugu Yagi]] -Japanese engineer and academic (b. 1886)
1980 - [[William O. Douglas]] -American lawyer and jurist (b. 1898)
1982 - [[Elis Regina]] -Brazilian soprano (b. 1945)
1983 - [[Ham the Chimp]] -Cameroonian-American chimpanzee (b. 1956)
1984 - [[Max Bentley]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1920)
1987 - [[Lawrence Kohlberg]] -American psychologist and academic (b. 1927)
1990 - [[Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh]] -Indian guru and mystic (b. 1931)
1990 - [[Alberto Semprini]] -English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1908)
1990 - [[Herbert Wehner]] -German politician, 6th Minister of Intra-German Relations (b. 1906)
1991 - [[Marcel Chaput]] -Canadian biochemist and journalist (b. 1918)
1991 - [[John Russell (actor)|John Russell]] -American lieutenant and actor (b. 1921)
1996 - [[Don Simpson]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
1997 - [[Adriana Caselotti]] -American actress and singer (b. 1916)
1997 - [[James Dickey]] -American poet and author (b. 1923)
1998 - [[Carl Perkins]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)
1999 - [[Ivan Francescato]] -Italian rugby player (b. 1967)
2000 - [[Bettino Craxi]] -Italian lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
2000 - [[Hedy Lamarr]] -Austrian-American actress, singer, and mathematician (b. 1913)
2001 - [[Dario Vittori]] -Italian-Argentinian actor and producer (b. 1921)
2003 - [[Milton Flores]] -Honduran footballer (b. 1974)
2003 - [[Françoise Giroud]] -French journalist, screenwriter, and politician, Minister of Culture (France)|French Minister of Culture (b. 1916)
2004 - [[Harry E. Claiborne]] -American lawyer and judge (b. 1917)
2004 - [[David Hookes]] -Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
2005 - [[K. Sello Duiker]] -South African author (b. 1974)
2005 - [[Anita Kulcsár]] -Hungarian handball player (b. 1976)
2006 - [[Anthony Franciosa]] -American actor (b. 1928)
2006 - [[Wilson Pickett]] -American singer-songwriter (The Falcons) (b. 1941)
2006 - [[Awn Alsharif Qasim]] -Sudanese author and scholar (b. 1933)
2006 - [[Geoff Rabone]] -New Zealand cricketer and pilot (b. 1921)
2007 - [[Bam Bam Bigelow]] -American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor (b. 1961)
2007 - [[Hrant Dink]] -Turkish journalist (b. 1954)
2007 - [[Denny Doherty]] -Canadian singer-songwriter (The Mamas & the Papas and The Halifax III) (b. 1940)
2007 - [[Murat Nasyrov]] -Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1969)
2008 - [[Suzanne Pleshette]] -American actress and singer (b. 1937)
2008 - [[John Stewart (musician)|John Stewart]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1939)
2008 - [[Don Wittman]] -Canadian sportscaster (b. 1936)
2010 - [[Bill McLaren]] -Scottish rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1923)
2012 - [[Peter Åslin]] -Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1962)
2012 - [[Sarah Burke]] -Canadian skier (b. 1982)
2012 - [[Peter de Francia]] -French-English painter and illustrator (b. 1921)
2012 - [[Winston Riley]] -Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (The Techniques) (b. 1943)
2012 - [[Rudi van Dantzig]] -Dutch ballet dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)
2013 - [[Abderrahim Goumri]] -Moroccan runner (b. 1976)
2013 - [[Taihō Kōki]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1940)
2013 - [[Stan Musial]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
2013 - [[Earl Weaver]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1930)
2014 - [[Azaria Alon]] -Ukrainian-Israeli environmentalist, co-founded the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (b. 1918)
2014 - [[Christopher Chataway]] -English runner, journalist, and politician (b. 1931)
2014 - [[Steven Fromholz]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and poet (b. 1945)
2014 - [[Al Lerner (composer)|Al Lerner]] -American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1919)
2014 - [[Ben Starr (American producer)|Ben Starr]] -American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1921)
2014 - [[Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah]] -Sri Lankan-American anthropologist and academic (b. 1929)
2015 - [[Justin Capră]] -Romanian engineer and academic (b. 1933)
2015 - [[Adam Yahiye Gadahn]] -American terrorist and Al-Qaeda spokesperson (b. 1978)
2015 - [[Michel Guimond]] -Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1953)
2015 - [[Anne Kirkbride]] -English actress (b. 1954)
2015 - [[Bob Sadino]] -Indonesian businessman (b. 1933)