This Day in History

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Day History: January-2

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Events History


366 - [[Alemanni]] -cross the frozen Rhine in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire.

533 - [[Pope John II]] -the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the Pope|papacy.

1492 - [[Reconquista]] -the Emirate of Granada, the last Moors|Moorish stronghold in Spain, surrenders.

1777 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey.

1788 - [[Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia]] -becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution.

1791 - [[Big Bottom massacre]] -in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War.

1818 - [[Institution of Civil Engineers]] -is founded.

1833 - [[Reassertion of British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (1833)|Reassertion of British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands]] -

1860 - [[Vulcan (hypothetical planet)|Vulcan]] -is announced at a meeting of the French Academy of Sciences in Paris|Paris, France.

1865 - [[Uruguayan War]] -The Siege of Paysandú ends as Empire of Brazil|Brazilian and Colorado Party (Uruguay)|Coloradans capture Paysandú, Uruguay.

1871 - [[Amadeo I of Spain|Amadeus I]] -becomes Monarchy of Spain|King of Spain.

1900 - [[John Hay]] -announces the Open Door Policy to promote trade with China.

1905 - [[Russo-Japanese War]] -The Russian garrison surrenders at Lüshunkou District|Port Arthur, China.

1911 - [[Siege of Sidney Street|gun battle]] -in the East End of London left two dead and sparked a political row over the involvement of then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill.

1920 - [[second Palmer Raid]] -takes place with another 6,000 suspected communists and anarchists arrested and held without trial. These raids take place in several U.S. cities.

1927 - [[Constitution of Mexico|Mexican Constitution of 1917]] -Catholic rebels in Mexico Cristero War|rebelled against the government.

1935 - [[Richard Hauptmann|Bruno Hauptmann]] -goes on trial for the murder of Lindbergh kidnapping|Charles Lindbergh, Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh.

1941 - [[World War II]] -Strategic bombing during World War II|German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

1942 - [[Federal Bureau of Investigation]] -(FBI) convicts 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring.

1942 - [[Manila]] -Philippines is captured by Japanese forces.

1945 - [[Nuremberg]] -Germany (in German, Nürnberg) is severely bombed by Allies of World War II|Allied forces.

1949 - [[Luis Muñoz Marín]] -becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico.

1955 - [[Panama]] -ian president José Antonio Remón Cantera is assassinated.

1959 - [[Luna 1]] -', the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union.

1963 - [[Vietnam War]] -The Viet Cong wins its first major victory in the Battle of Ap Bac.

1967 - [[Ronald Reagan]] -sworn in as Governor of California

1971 - [[1971 Ibrox disaster|Ibrox disaster]] -kills 66 fans at a Rangers F.C.|Rangers-Celtic F.C.|Celtic association football (soccer) match.

1974 - [[Richard Nixon]] -signs a National Maximum Speed Law#Enactment|bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.

1975 - [[Samastipur]] -Bihar, India, fatally wounds Minister of Railways (India)|Minister of Railways Lalit Narayan Mishra.

1975 - [[Siraj Sikder]] -is arrested and dies while in police custody.

1976 - [[Gale of January 1976]] -begins, which results in coastal flooding around the southern North Sea coasts, resulting in at least 82 deaths and US$1.3 billion in damage.

1981 - [[Peter Sutcliffe]] -the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

1992 - [[President of Georgia|President]] -Zviad Gamsakhurdia deposed during a military coup in Georgia (country)|Georgia.

1993 - [[Sri Lankan Civil War]] -The Sri Lanka Navy Jaffna lagoon massacre|kill 35-100 civilians on the Jaffna Lagoon.

1999 - [[North American blizzard of 1999|brutal snowstorm]] -smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee|Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F (-25 °C); 68 deaths are reported.

2004 - [[Stardust (spacecraft)|Stardust]] -' successfully flies past Comet 81P/Wild|Wild 2, collecting samples that are returned to Earth.

2006 - [[Sago Mine disaster|explosion]] -in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia traps and kills 12 miners, while leaving one miner in critical condition.

2011 - [[January 2011 Baghdad shootings]] -take place.

2013 - [[Barack Obama]] -signs the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

Famous Birthdays


1462 - [[Piero di Cosimo]] -Italian painter (d. 1522)

1642 - [[Mehmed IV]] -Ottoman sultan (d. 1693)

1647 - [[Nathaniel Bacon (colonist)|Nathaniel Bacon]] -English-American rebel leader (d. 1676)

1699 - [[Osman III]] -Ottoman sultan (d. 1757)

1713 - [[Marie Dumesnil]] -French actress (d. 1803)

1719 - [[Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat]] -French shipbuilder and merchant (d. 1797)

1727 - [[James Wolfe]] -English general (d. 1759)

1732 - [[František Brixi]] -Czech organist and composer (d. 1771)

1777 - [[Christian Daniel Rauch]] -German sculptor and educator (d. 1857)

1822 - [[Rudolf Clausius]] -Polish-German physicist and mathematician (d. 1888)

1827 - [[Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky]] -Russian geographer and statistician (d. 1914)

1833 - [[Frederick A. Johnson]] -American banker and politician (d. 1893)

1836 - [[Queen Emma of Hawaii]] -(d. 1885)

1836 - [[Mendele Mocher Sforim]] -Russian author (d. 1917)

1837 - [[Mily Balakirev]] -Russian pianist and composer (d. 1910)

1857 - [[M. Carey Thomas]] -American educator and activist (d. 1935)

1860 - [[William Corless Mills]] -American historian and curator (d. 1928)

1860 - [[Dugald Campbell Patterson]] -Canadian engineer (d. 1931)

1866 - [[Gilbert Murray]] -Australian-English playwright and scholar (d. 1957)

1870 - [[Ernst Barlach]] -German sculptor and playwright (d. 1938)

1873 - [[Thérèse of Lisieux]] -French nun and saint (d. 1897)

1873 - [[Antonie Pannekoek]] -Dutch astronomer and theorist (d. 1960)

1877 - [[Slava Raškaj]] -Croatian painter (d. 1906)

1878 - [[Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai]] -Indian activist; founded the Nair Service Society (d. 1970)

1879 - [[Rudolf Bauer (athlete)|Rudolf Bauer]] -Hungarian discus thrower (d. 1932)

1882 - [[Herbert von Petersdorff]] -German swimmer (d. 1917)

1884 - [[Ben-Zion Dinur]] -Russian-Israeli historian and politician; 4th Ministry of Education (Israel)|Israeli Minister of Education (d. 1973)

1885 - [[Gordon Flowerdew]] -Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918)

1886 - [[Apsley Cherry-Garrard]] -English explorer (d. 1959)

1886 - [[Florence Lawrence]] -Canadian-American actress (d. 1938)

1889 - [[Bertram Stevens (politician)|Bertram Stevens]] -Australian accountant and politician, 25th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1973)

1890 - [[Henrik Visnapuu]] -Estonian-American poet and playwright (d. 1951)

1891 - [[Giovanni Michelucci]] -Italian architect, designed the Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station (d. 1990)

1892 - [[Seiichiro Kashio]] -Japanese tennis player (d. 1962)

1893 - [[Lillian Leitzel]] -German acrobat and strongwoman (d. 1931)

1893 - [[Elmar Reimann]] -Estonian-Swedish runner (d. 1963)

1895 - [[Folke Bernadotte]] -Swedish lieutenant and diplomat (d. 1948)

1896 - [[Dziga Vertov]] -Polish-Russian director and screenwriter (d. 1954)

1896 - [[Lawrence Wackett]] -Australian commander and engineer (d. 1982)

1897 - [[Jim Londos]] -Greek-American wrestler (d. 1975)

1898 - [[Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander]] -American economist and lawyer (d. 1989)

1900 - [[William Haines]] -American actor and interior designer (d. 1973)

1901 - [[Bob Marshall (wilderness activist)|Bob Marshall]] -American activist; co-founded The Wilderness Society (United States)|The Wilderness Society (d. 1939)

1902 - [[Dan Keating]] -Irish Republican Army volunteer (d. 2007)

1904 - [[Truus Klapwijk]] -Dutch diver and swimmer (d. 1991)

1905 - [[Jainendra Kumar]] -Indian author and translator (d. 1988)

1905 - [[Lev Schnirelmann]] -Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1938)

1905 - [[Michael Tippett]] -English composer and conductor (d. 1998)

1905 - [[Luigi Zampa]] -Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1991)

1909 - [[Riccardo Cassin]] -Italian mountaineer and author (d. 2009)

1909 - [[Barry Goldwater]] -American general and politician (d. 1998)

1913 - [[Anna Lee]] -English actress (d. 2004)

1913 - [[Juanita Jackson Mitchell]] -American lawyer (d. 1992)

1914 - [[Kenny Clarke]] -American drummer and composer (d. 1985)

1914 - [[Noor Inayat Khan]] -Russian-English Special Operations Executive|SOE agent (d. 1944)

1914 - [[Vivian Stuart]] -English physician and author (d. 1986)

1916 - [[Zypora Spaisman]] -Polish-American midwife and Yiddish stage actress/producer (d. 2002)

1917 - [[Vera Zorina]] -German-Norwegian actress and dancer (d. 2003)

1918 - [[Willi Graf]] -German activist (d. 1943)

1920 - [[Isaac Asimov]] -American chemist and author (d. 1992)

1921 - [[Glen Harmon]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)

1921 - [[Jan Slepian]] -American therapist and author

1923 - [[Rachel Waterhouse]] -English historian and author

1924 - [[Evgenios Spatharis]] -Greek puppeteer, actor, and director (d. 2009)

1925 - [[William J. Crowe]] -American admiral and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 2007)

1925 - [[Giacomo Furia]] -Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)

1925 - [[Larry Harmon]] -American clown, actor, and producer (d. 2008)

1926 - [[Howard Caine]] -American actor (d. 1993)

1928 - [[Avie Bennett]] -Canadian businessman and philanthropist

1928 - [[Robert Goralski]] -American journalist and author (d. 1988)

1928 - [[Daisaku Ikeda]] -Japanese religious leader

1928 - [[Kate Molale]] -South African anti-Apartheid activist (d. 1980)

1929 - [[Lehri (actor)|Lehri]] -Pakistani actor (d. 2012)

1930 - [[Julius La Rosa]] -American singer and actor

1931 - [[Toshiki Kaifu]] -Japanese politician; 76th Prime Minister of Japan

1932 - [[Peter Redgrove]] -English poet, author, and playwright (d. 2003)

1932 - [[Richard Thorp]] -English actor (d. 2013)

1933 - [[Ed Casey]] -Australian banker and politician (d. 2006)

1933 - [[Seiichi Morimura]] -Japanese author

1933 - [[Richard Riley]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 6th United States Secretary of Education

1933 - [[Keith Thomas (historian)|Keith Thomas]] -Welsh historian, author, and academic

1935 - [[David McKee]] -English author and illustrator

1935 - [[Lolo Soetoro]] -Indonesian geographer and academic (d. 1987)

1936 - [[Roger Miller]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1992)

1937 - [[David Bailey]] -English photographer and painter

1937 - [[Martin Lauer]] -German runner

1938 - [[Lynn Conway]] -American computer scientist, engineer, and academic

1938 - [[Hans Herbjørnsrud]] -Norwegian author and educator

1938 - [[Goh Kun]] -South Korean politician; 31st Prime Minister of South Korea

1938 - [[Robert Smithson]] -American sculptor and photographer (d. 1973)

1938 - [[Dana Ulery]] -American computer scientist

1940 - [[Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud]] -Saudi Arabian economist and politician, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Saudi Arabia)|Saudi Arabian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015)

1940 - [[Susan Wittig Albert]] -American author and academic

1940 - [[Jim Bakker]] -American minister and television host

1940 - [[S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan]] -Indian-American mathematician and academic

1942 - [[Dennis Hastert]] -American educator and politician; 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

1942 - [[Ray Moore (broadcaster)|Ray Moore]] -English radio host (d. 1989)

1942 - [[Hugh Shelton]] -American general

1943 - [[Filiz Akın]] -Turkish actress

1943 - [[Barış Manço]] -Turkish singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)

1943 - [[Janet Akyüz Mattei]] -Turkish-American astronomer (d. 2004)

1944 - [[Péter Eötvös]] -Hungarian composer and conductor

1944 - [[Norodom Ranariddh]] -Cambodian field marshal and politician; 1st Prime Minister of Cambodia

1946 - [[Richard Cole]] -English talent manager

1946 - [[Sonny Ruberto]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)

1947 - [[Jack Hanna]] -American zoologist and author

1947 - [[Calvin Hill]] -American football player

1947 - [[David Shapiro (poet)|David Shapiro]] -American poet, historian, and critic

1947 - [[Valery Shary]] -Belarusian weightlifter

1948 - [[Judith Miller]] -American journalist and author

1948 - [[Joyce Wadler]] -American journalist and author

1948 - [[Tony Woodley]] -English union leader

1949 - [[Christopher Durang]] -American playwright and screenwriter

1949 - [[Jean Krier]] -Luxembourger poet (d. 2013)

1949 - [[Leijn Loevesijn]] -Dutch cyclist

1949 - [[John Turner (Minor Counties cricketer)|John Turner]] -English cricketer (d. 2012)

1949 - [[Iris Marion Young]] -American feminist philosopher (d. 2006)

1950 - [[Débora Duarte]] -Brazilian actress

1950 - [[David Shifrin]] -American clarinet player and educator

1950 - [[Anatoli Ushanov]] -Russian footballer and coach

1950 - [[Yevgeniy Yevsyukov]] -Russian race walker

1951 - [[Stipe Božić]] -Croatian mountaineer and photographer

1951 - [[Jim Essian]] -American baseball player and coach

1951 - [[Alexander Pogrebinsky]] -Ukrainian-American painter

1952 - [[Jimmy Santiago Baca]] -American poet and author

1952 - [[Robbie Ftorek]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1952 - [[Christine Lavin]] -American singer-songwriter (Four Bitchin' Babes)

1952 - [[Wendy Phillips]] -American actress

1952 - [[Graeme Strachan]] -Australian singer-songwriter (Skyhooks (band)|Skyhooks) (d. 2001)

1953 - [[Vincent Racaniello]] -American virologist, author, and academic

1953 - [[Jacques Tichelaar]] -Dutch educator and politician

1954 - [[Henry Bonilla]] -American broadcaster and politician

1954 - [[Glenn Goins]] -American singer and guitarist (Parliament-Funkadelic) (d. 1978)

1955 - [[Tex Brashear]] -American voice actor

1955 - [[Agathonas Iakovidis]] -Greek singer

1955 - [[Vivien Savage]] -French singer-songwriter

1956 - [[Lynda Barry]] -American cartoonist and author

1956 - [[Jishu Dasgupta]] -Indian actor and director (d. 2012)

1956 - [[John Bedford Lloyd]] -American actor

1958 - [[Helen Goodman]] -English politician

1958 - [[Vladimir Ovchinnikov (pianist)|Vladimir Ovchinnikov]] -Russian pianist and educator

1959 - [[Kirti Azad]] -Indian cricketer and politician

1959 - [[Ines Müller]] -German shot putter

1960 - [[Raman Lamba]] -Indian cricketer (d. 1998)

1960 - [[Naoki Urasawa]] -Japanese illustrator, singer, and guitarist

1961 - [[Gabrielle Carteris]] -American actress

1961 - [[IJsbrand Chardon]] -Dutch horse rider

1961 - [[Todd Haynes]] -American director and screenwriter

1961 - [[Craig James (American football)|Craig James]] -American football player and sportscaster

1961 - [[Hitoshi Saito]] -Japanese martial artist (d. 2015)

1961 - [[Robert Wexler]] -American lawyer and politician

1963 - [[David Cone]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1963 - [[Edgar Martínez]] -American baseball player

1964 - [[Luis d'Antin]] -Spanish motorcycle racer

1964 - [[Michael McCann (politician)|Michael McCann]] -Scottish politician

1964 - [[Luis Moro]] -Cuban-American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1964 - [[Pernell Whitaker]] -American boxer

1965 - [[Greg Swindell]] -American baseball player and coach

1966 - [[Kate Hodge]] -American actress and producer

1967 - [[Tia Carrere]] -American actress and singer

1967 - [[Jón Gnarr]] -Icelandic actor and politician; 20th Mayor of Reykjavik City

1967 - [[Robert Liberace]] -American painter

1967 - [[Francois Pienaar]] -South African rugby player

1967 - [[Rose Fostanes]] -Filipino singer

1968 - [[Cuba Gooding, Jr.]] -American actor and producer

1968 - [[Evan Parke]] -Jamaican-American actor

1968 - [[Goichi Suda]] -Japanese video game designer

1968 - [[Anky van Grunsven]] -Dutch horse rider

1969 - [[István Bagyula]] -Hungarian pole vaulter

1969 - [[William Fox-Pitt]] -English horse rider

1969 - [[Robby Gordon]] -American race car driver

1969 - [[Karl-Heinz Grasser]] -Austrian politician, 16th Finance Minister of Austria

1969 - [[Patrick Huard]] -Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter

1969 - [[Glen Johnson (boxer)|Glen Johnson]] -Jamaican boxer

1969 - [[Tommy Morrison]] -American boxer and actor (d. 2013)

1969 - [[Róbert Švehla]] -Slovak ice hockey player and coach

1969 - [[Christy Turlington]] -American model

1970 - [[Robert John Bardo]] -American murderer

1970 - [[Royce Clayton]] -American baseball player

1970 - [[Sanda Ladoși]] -Romanian singer

1970 - [[Eric Whitacre]] -American composer and conductor

1970 - [[Ogie Diaz]] -Filipino actor

1971 - [[Taye Diggs]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1971 - [[Renée Elise Goldsberry]] -American actress and singer

1971 - [[Lisa Harrison]] -American basketball player

1971 - [[Markus Hoffmann]] -German actor (d. 1997)

1971 - [[Yutaka Takenouchi]] -Japanese actor

1972 - [[Adam Elliot]] -Australian animator and screenwriter

1972 - [[Paweł Januszewski]] -Polish hurdler

1972 - [[Rodney MacDonald]] -Canadian educator and politician; 26th Premier of Nova Scotia

1972 - [[Hristos Meletoglou]] -German-Greek triple jumper

1972 - [[Mattias Norström]] -Swedish ice hockey player and manager

1972 - [[Mike Vaughn]] -American actor

1973 - [[Lucy Davis]] -English actress

1974 - [[Jason de Vos]] -Canadian soccer player and sportscaster

1974 - [[Ludmila Formanová]] -Czech runner

1974 - [[Tomáš Řepka]] -Czech footballer

1974 - [[Tamao Satō]] -Japanese actress, voice actress, television personality, and model

1974 - [[Deborah Sengl]] -Austrian painter

1975 - [[Chris Cheney]] -Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer

1975 - [[David Sandström]] -Swedish singer-songwriter and drummer

1975 - [[Dax Shepard]] -American actor and director

1975 - [[Jeff Suppan]] -American baseball player

1975 - [[Reuben Thorne]] -New Zealand rugby player

1976 - [[Hrysopiyi Devetzi]] -Greek jumper

1976 - [[Danilo Di Luca]] -Italian cyclist

1976 - [[Mahée Paiement]] -Canadian actress

1976 - [[Phil Radford]] -American ecologist and environmentalist

1976 - [[Paz Vega]] -Spanish actress and singer

1977 - [[Brian Boucher]] -American ice hockey player

1977 - [[Stefan Koubek]] -Austrian tennis player

1977 - [[Aleš Píša]] -Czech ice hockey player

1977 - [[Ahu Türkpençe]] -Turkish actress

1978 - [[Karina Smirnoff]] -Ukrainian-American dancer and actress

1978 - [[Kjartan Sveinsson]] -Icelandic keyboard player

1978 - [[Megumi Toyoguchi]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1979 - [[Tim Cruz]] -American singer

1979 - [[Jonathan Greening]] -English footballer and coach

1980 - [[Annie Bellemare]] -Canadian figure skater

1980 - [[Mac Danzig]] -American mixed martial artist

1980 - [[Georgios Dedas]] -Greek basketball player

1980 - [[Melvin Holwijn]] -Dutch footballer

1980 - [[Jérôme Pineau]] -French cyclist

1981 - [[Hanno Balitsch]] -German footballer

1981 - [[Ryan Garko]] -American baseball player

1981 - [[Kirk Hinrich]] -American basketball player

1981 - [[Maxi Rodríguez]] -Argentinian footballer

1982 - [[Athanasia Tsoumeleka]] -Greek race walker

1983 - [[Kate Bosworth]] -American actress, singer, and producer

1984 - [[Otacílio Jales]] -Brazilian footballer

1985 - [[Ivan Dodig]] -Croatian tennis player

1985 - [[Marius Neset]] -Norwegian saxophonist (JazzKamikaze)

1985 - [[Heather O'Reilly]] -American soccer player

1986 - [[Ediz Bahtiyaroğlu]] -Turkish-Bosnian footballer (d. 2012)

1986 - [[Nicolás Bertolo]] -Argentinian footballer

1986 - [[Nathan Cohen (rower)|Nathan Cohen]] -New Zealand rower

1986 - [[Trombone Shorty]] -American trumpet player and composer

1988 - [[Satomi Akesaka]] -Japanese voice actress

1988 - [[Ruth Bosibori]] -Kenyan runner

1988 - [[Damien Tussac]] -French-German rugby player

1987 - [[Jocelyn Oxlade]] -Filipino-British singer and model

1989 - [[Maksims Bogdanovs]] -Latvian motorcycle racer

1989 - [[Romain Dedola]] -French footballer

1989 - [[Bianca Knight]] -American sprinter

1989 - [[Şeref Osmanoğlu]] -Ukrainian-Turkish triple jumper

1990 - [[Karel Abraham]] -Czech motorcycle racer

1990 - [[Maurício Alves Peruchi]] -Brazilian footballer (d. 2014)

1991 - [[Katrin Loo]] -Estonian footballer

1991 - [[Davide Santon]] -Italian footballer

1991 - [[Steele Sidebottom]] -Australian footballer

1992 - [[Anna Arina Marenko]] -Russian tennis player

1993 - [[Kirill Minov]] -Russian ice dancer

2001 - [[Christopher Barrios, Jr.]] -American murder victim (d. 2007)

History of Deaths


1512 - [[Svante Nilsson (regent of Sweden)|Svante Nilsson]] -Sweden politician (b. 1460)

1514 - [[William Smyth]] -English bishop and academic (b. 1460)

1557 - [[Pontormo]] -Italian painter (b. 1494)

1664 - [[Georg II of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl]] -(b. 1588)

1726 - [[Domenico Zipoli]] -Italian organist and composer (b. 1688)

1861 - [[Frederick William IV of Prussia]] -(b. 1795)

1892 - [[George Biddell Airy]] -English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1801)

1904 - [[James Longstreet]] -American general and diplomat (b. 1821)

1913 - [[Léon Teisserenc de Bort]] -French meteorologist (b. 1855)

1915 - [[Karl Goldmark]] -Hungarian violinist and composer (b. 1830)

1917 - [[Léon Flameng]] -French cyclist (b. 1877)

1920 - [[Paul Adam (French novelist)|Paul Adam]] -French author (b. 1862)

1921 - [[Doud Eisenhower]] -American son of Dwight D. Eisenhower (b. 1917)

1924 - [[Sabine Baring-Gould]] -English author and scholar (b. 1834)

1939 - [[Roman Dmowski]] -Polish politician; Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Poland)|Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1864)

1941 - [[Mischa Levitzki]] -Russian-American pianist and composer (b. 1898)

1946 - [[Joe Darling]] -Australian cricketer and politician (b. 1870)

1948 - [[Vicente Huidobro]] -Chilean poet (b. 1893)

1950 - [[James Dooley (politician)|James Dooley]] -Irish-Australian politician; 21st Premier of New South Wales (b. 1877)

1950 - [[Theophrastos Sakellaridis]] -Greek composer and conductor (b. 1883)

1951 - [[William Campion]] -English colonel and politician, 21st Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)

1959 - [[Chris van Abkoude]] -Dutch-American author (b. 1880)

1960 - [[Fausto Coppi]] -Italian cyclist (b. 1919)

1960 - [[Paul Sauvé]] -Canadian lawyer and politician; 17th Premier of Quebec (b. 1907)

1963 - [[Dick Powell]] -American actor, singer, director, and producer (b. 1904)

1963 - [[Jack Carson]] -Canadian-American actor and singer (b. 1910)

1968 - [[Nikolai Stepulov]] -Russian-Estonian boxer (b. 1913)

1971 - [[E. V. Knox]] -English poet and journalist (b. 1881)

1974 - [[Tex Ritter]] -American singer and actor (b. 1905)

1977 - [[Erroll Garner]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1921)

1983 - [[Dick Emery]] -English comedian and actor (b. 1915)

1986 - [[Una Merkel]] -American actress and singer (b. 1903)

1987 - [[Harekrushna Mahatab]] -Indian journalist and politician; 1st List of Chief Ministers of Odisha|Chief Minister of Odisha (b. 1899)

1989 - [[Safdar Hashmi]] -Indian actor, director, and playwright (b. 1954)

1990 - [[Alan Hale, Jr.]] -American actor (b. 1921)

1990 - [[Evangelos Averoff]] -Greek historian and politician, List of defence ministers of Greece|Greek Minister for National Defence (b. 1910)

1990 - [[Leonhard Merzin]] -Estonian actor (b. 1934)

1994 - [[Dixy Lee Ray]] -American biologist and politician; 17th Governor of Washington (b. 1914)

1994 - [[Pierre-Paul Schweitzer]] -French lawyer and businessman (b. 1915)

1995 - [[Siad Barre]] -Somalian general and politician; 3rd List of Presidents of Somalia|President of Somalia (b. 1919)

1996 - [[Karl Targownik]] -Hungarian-American psychiatrist and author (b. 1915)

1996 - [[Karl Rappan]] -Austrian footballer and coach (b. 1905)

1997 - [[Randy California]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)

1998 - [[Frank Muir]] -English radio host (b. 1920)

1999 - [[Rolf Liebermann]] -Swiss-French composer and manager (b. 1910)

1999 - [[Sebastian Haffner]] -German journalist and author (b. 1907)

2000 - [[Elmo Zumwalt]] -American admiral (b. 1920)

2000 - [[Patrick O'Brian]] -English-Irish author and translator (b. 1914)

2001 - [[William P. Rogers]] -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician; 55th United States Secretary of State (b. 1913)

2002 - [[Armi Aavikko]] -Finnish model and singer; Miss Finland|Miss Finland 1977 (b. 1958)

2005 - [[Edo Murtić]] -Croatian painter (b. 1921)

2005 - [[Frank Kelly Freas]] -American illustrator and painter (b. 1922)

2005 - [[Maclyn McCarty]] -American geneticist and physician (b. 1911)

2006 - [[Osa Massen]] -Danish actress (b. 1914)

2006 - [[Cecilia Muñoz-Palma]] -Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1913)

2006 - [[Lidia Wysocka]] -Polish actress and singer (b. 1916)

2007 - [[A. Richard Newton]] -Australian-American engineer and academic (b. 1951)

2007 - [[Elizabeth Fox-Genovese]] -American historian and author (b. 1941)

2007 - [[Garry Betty]] -American businessman (b. 1957)

2007 - [[Mauno Jokipii]] -Finnish author and academic (b. 1924)

2007 - [[Paek Nam-sun]] -North Korean politician (b. 1929)

2007 - [[Teddy Kollek]] -Hungarian-Israeli politician; List of mayors of Jerusalem|Mayor of Jerusalem (b. 1911)

2007 - [[David Perkins (geneticist)|David Perkins]] -American geneticist and academic (b. 1919)

2007 - [[Robert C. Solomon]] -American philosopher, author, and academic (b. 1942)

2008 - [[Galyani Vadhana]] -Thai princess (b. 1923)

2008 - [[George MacDonald Fraser]] -English journalist and author (b. 1925)

2008 - [[Lee S. Dreyfus]] -American sailor, academic, and politician; 40th Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1926)

2008 - [[Martinus Tels]] -Dutch physicist and engineer (b. 1926)

2009 - [[Inger Christensen]] -Danish poet and author (b. 1935)

2009 - [[Maria de Jesus]] -Portuguese super-centenarian (b. 1893)

2009 - [[Steven Gilborn]] -American actor and educator (b. 1936)

2010 - [[David R. Ross]] -Scottish historian and author (b. 1958)

2011 - [[Anne Francis]] -American actress (b. 1930)

2011 - [[Bali Ram Bhagat]] -Indian politician; 16th List of Governors of Rajasthan|Governor of Rajasthan (b. 1922)

2011 - [[Pete Postlethwaite]] -English actor (b. 1946)

2011 - [[Richard Winters]] -American soldier (b. 1918)

2011 - [[Szeto Wah]] -Hong Kong educator and politician (b. 1931)

2012 - [[Gordon Hirabayashi]] -American-Canadian sociologist and academic (b. 1918)

2012 - [[Larry Reinhardt]] -American guitarist (Iron Butterfly and Captain Beyond) (b. 1948)

2012 - [[Silvana Gallardo]] -American actress (b. 1953)

2012 - [[Vivi Friedman]] -Finnish director and screenwriter (b. 1967)

2012 - [[William P. Carey]] -American businessman and philanthropist, founded W. P. Carey (b. 1930)

2012 - [[Yoshiro Hayashi]] -Japanese golfer (b. 1922)

2013 - [[Charles Chilton]] -English radio host and producer (b. 1917)

2013 - [[Council Cargle]] -American actor (b. 1935)

2013 - [[Gerda Lerner]] -Austrian-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1920)

2013 - [[Géza Koroknay]] -Hungarian actor (b. 1948)

2013 - [[Mamie Rearden]] -American super-centenarian (b. 1898)

2013 - [[Maulvi Nazir]] -Pakistani militant leader (b. 1975)

2013 - [[Ned Wertimer]] -American actor (b. 1923)

2013 - [[Teresa Torańska]] -Polish journalist and author (b. 1944)

2014 - [[Anne Dorte of Rosenborg]] -(b. 1947)

2014 - [[Bernard Glasser]] -American director and producer (b. 1924)

2014 - [[Elizabeth Jane Howard]] -English author and screenwriter (b. 1923)

2014 - [[Jay Traynor]] -American singer (b. 1943)

2014 - [[Michael J. Matthews]] -American politician; 34th Mayors of Atlantic City, New Jersey|Mayor of Atlantic City (b. 1934)

2014 - [[Thomas Kurzhals]] -German keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1953)

2015 - [[Abu Anas al-Libi]] -Libyan terrorist (b. 1964)

2015 - [[Derek Minter]] -English motorcycle racer (b. 1932)

2015 - [[Lam Po-chuen]] -Hong Kong voice actor (b. 1951)

2015 - [[Little Jimmy Dickens]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1920)

2015 - [[Tihomir Novakov]] -Serbian-American physicist and academic (b. 1929)

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