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Day History: January-19

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Events 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.

Famous Birthdays


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)

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