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Day History: January-20

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Events History


250 - [[Decius]] -begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian is martyred.

649 - [[Chindasuinth]] -at the urging of bishop Braulio of Zaragoza, crowns his son Recceswinth as co-ruler of the Visigothic Kingdom.

1265 - [[Simon de Montfort's Parliament|first English parliament]] -to include not only Lords but also representatives of the major towns holds its first meeting in the Palace of Westminster, now commonly known as the "Houses of Parliament".

1320 - [[Wladyslaw Lokietek]] -becomes History of Poland during the Piast dynasty#Late Piast dynasty and reunification|king of Poland.

1356 - [[Edward Balliol]] -abdication|abdicates as List of Scottish monarchs#House of Balliol (1292–96)|King of Scotland.

1523 - [[Christian II of Denmark|Christian II]] -is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.

1567 - [[Battle of Rio de Janeiro (1567)|Battle of Rio de Janeiro]] -Portuguese Empire|Portuguese forces under the command of Estácio de Sá definitively drive the French out of Rio de Janeiro.

1576 - [[León, Guanajuato|León]] -is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almanza.

1649 - [[Charles I of England]] -goes on trial for treason and other "high crimes".

1783 - [[American Revolutionary War]] -(also known as the American War of Independence).

1785 - [[Rattanakosin Kingdom|Siamese]] -forces attempt to exploit the political chaos in Vietnam, but are ambushed and annihilated at the Mekong river by the Tây Sơn in the Battle of Rạch Gầm-Xoài Mút.

1788 - [[First Fleet]] -arrives at Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip decides that Botany Bay is unsuitable for the location of a penal colony, and decides to move to Port Jackson.

1839 - [[Battle of Yungay]] -Chile defeats an alliance between Peru and Bolivia.

1841 - [[Hong Kong Island]] -is occupied by the British.

1877 - [[Constantinople Conference]] -which resulted in agreement for political reforms in the Balkans.

1887 - [[United States Senate]] -allows the United States Navy|Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.

1920 - [[American Civil Liberties Union]] -is founded.

1921 - [[Turkish Constitution of 1921|The first Constitution of Turkey]] -is adopted, making fundamental changes in the source and exercise of sovereignty by consecrating the principle of national sovereignty.

1929 - [[In Old Arizona]] -', the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, is released.

1936 - [[Edward VIII]] -becomes King of the United Kingdom.

1941 - [[Bucharest]] -Romania, sparking a Legionnaires' rebellion and Bucharest pogrom|rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.

1942 - [[World War II]] -At the Wannsee Conference held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, senior Nazi Germany|Nazi German officials discuss the implementation of the "Final Solution to the Jewish question".

1945 - [[Béla Miklós|Miklós provisional government]] -of Hungary agrees to an armistice with the Allies of World War II|Allies.

1945 - [[Nazi Germany|Germany]] -begins the evacuation of East Prussia|evacuation of 1.8 million people from East Prussia, a task which will take nearly two months.

1949 - [[Point Four Program]] -a program for economic aid to poor countries announced by United States President Harry S. Truman in his inaugural address for a full term as President.

1954 - [[National Negro Network]] -is established with 40 charter member radio stations.

1959 - [[Vickers Vanguard]] -

1960 - [[Hendrik Verwoerd]] -announces a plebiscite on whether South Africa should become a Republic.

1969 - [[East Pakistan]] -police kill student activist Amanullah Asaduzzaman. The resulting outrage is in part responsible for the Bangladesh Liberation War.

1972 - [[Pakistan and weapons of mass destruction|Nuclear weapons program]] -few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

1981 - [[Ronald Reagan]] -is inaugurated, Iran releases 52 Iran hostage crisis|American hostages.

1986 - [[Martin Luther King, Jr.]] -Day is celebrated as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|federal holiday for the first time.

1987 - [[Church of England]] -envoy Terry Waite is kidnapped in Lebanon.

1990 - [[Red Army]] -crackdown on civil protests in Baku, Azerbaijan during dissolution of the Soviet Union|the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Also known as Black January.

1991 - [[Sudan]] -s government imposes Sharia|Islamic law nationwide, worsening the Second Sudanese Civil War|civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.

1992 - [[Air Inter Flight 148]] -an Airbus A320-111, crashes into a mountain near Strasbourg, France killing 87 of the 96 people on board. A design flaw in the computer mode selection system resulted in the crew selecting the wrong rate of descent.

1999 - [[China News Service]] -announces new government restrictions on Internet use, aimed especially at Internet cafés.

2001 - [[President of the Philippines]] -Joseph Estrada is ousted in a 2001 EDSA Revolution|nonviolent 4-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

2006 - [[bottlenose whale]] -River Thames whale|swimming in the River Thames, the first time the species had been seen in the River Thames|Thames since records began in 1913.

2007 - [[kite skiing|skis and kites]] -completes a {{convert|1093|mi|km|adj=on}} trek to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1958 and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance.

2009 - [[Iceland]] -culminates as the 2009 Icelandic financial crisis protests start.

Famous Birthdays


225 - [[Gordian III]] -Roman emperor (d. 244)

1292 - [[Elizabeth of Bohemia (1292–1330)|Elizabeth of Bohemia]] -(d. 1330)

1435 - [[Ashikaga Yoshimasa]] -Japanese shogun (d. 1490)

1554 - [[Sebastian of Portugal]] -(d. 1578)

1573 - [[Simon Marius]] -German astronomer and academic (d. 1624)

1586 - [[Johann Schein]] -German composer (d. 1630)

1664 - [[Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina]] -Italian lawyer and jurist (d. 1718)

1703 - [[Joseph-Hector Fiocco]] -Flemish violinist and composer (d. 1741)

1716 - [[Jean-Jacques Barthélemy]] -French archaeologist and numismatist (d. 1795)

1716 - [[Charles III of Spain]] -(d. 1788)

1732 - [[Richard Henry Lee]] -American lawyer and politician; President of the Continental Congress (d. 1794)

1741 - [[Carl Linnaeus the Younger]] -Swedish naturalist (d. 1783)

1755 - [[Sir Albemarle Bertie, 1st Baronet]] -English admiral (d. 1824)

1762 - [[Jérôme-Joseph de Momigny]] -Belgian-French composer and theorist (d. 1842)

1775 - [[André-Marie Ampère]] -French physicist and mathematician (d. 1836)

1781 - [[Joseph Hormayr, Baron zu Hortenburg]] -Austrian-German historian and politician (d. 1848)

1783 - [[Friedrich Dotzauer]] -German cellist and composer (d. 1860)

1798 - [[Anson Jones]] -American physician and politician, 5th President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1858)

1804 - [[Eugène Sue]] -French author (d. 1857)

1812 - [[Thomas Meik]] -Scottish engineer (d. 1896)

1834 - [[George D. Robinson]] -American lawyer and politician, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)

1855 - [[Ernest Chausson]] -French composer (d. 1899)

1867 - [[Yvette Guilbert]] -French singer and actress (d. 1944)

1870 - [[Guillaume Lekeu]] -Belgian composer (d. 1894)

1873 - [[Johannes V. Jensen]] -Danish author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)

1876 - [[Josef Hofmann]] -Polish-American pianist and composer (d. 1967)

1878 - [[Finlay Currie]] -Scottish-English actor (d. 1968)

1878 - [[Ruth St. Denis]] -American dancer (d. 1968)

1880 - [[Max Schöne]] -German swimmer (d. 1961)

1882 - [[Johnny Torrio]] -Italian-American mobster (d. 1957)

1883 - [[Enoch L. Johnson]] -American mob boss (d. 1968)

1886 - [[Claude Jameson]] -American soccer player (d. 1943)

1889 - [[Allan Haines Loughead]] -American engineer and businessman; founded the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company (d. 1969)

1889 - [[Gordon Luce|G. H. Luce]] -British colonial scholar in Burma (d. 1979)

1891 - [[Mischa Elman]] -Ukrainian-American violinist (d. 1967)

1893 - [[Georg Åberg]] -Swedish triple jumper (d. 1946)

1894 - [[Harold Gray]] -American cartoonist; created ''Little Orphan Annie'' (d. 1968)

1894 - [[Walter Piston]] -American composer, theorist, and academic (d. 1976)

1895 - [[Gábor Szegő]] -Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1985)

1896 - [[George Burns]] -American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1996)

1898 - [[U Razak]] -Burma|Burmese educator, politician & martyr (d. 1947)

1899 - [[Clarice Cliff]] -English potter (d. 1972)

1899 - [[Kenjiro Takayanagi]] -Japanese engineer (d. 1990)

1900 - [[Colin Clive]] -French-English actor (d. 1937)

1902 - [[Leon Ames]] -American actor and singer (d. 1993)

1902 - [[Kevin Barry]] -Irish republican rebel (d. 1920)

1906 - [[Aristotle Onassis]] -Turkish-Greek businessman (d. 1975)

1907 - [[Paula Wessely]] -Austrian actress and producer (d. 2000)

1909 - [[Gōgen Yamaguchi]] -Japanese martial artist (d. 1989)

1910 - [[Joy Adamson]] -Austrian-Kenyan naturalist, painter and author (d. 1980)

1913 - [[S. M. Rasamanickam]] -Sri Lankan politician (d. 1974)

1915 - [[Ghulam Ishaq Khan]] -Pakistani businessman and politician, 7th President of Pakistan (d. 2006)

1918 - [[Juan García Esquivel]] -Mexican pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2002)

1918 - [[Cleon Skousen]] -American author and academic (d. 2006)

1920 - [[Federico Fellini]] -Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1993)

1920 - [[DeForest Kelley]] -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1920 - [[Thorleif Schjelderup]] -Norwegian ski jumper and author (d. 2006)

1921 - [[Telmo Zarra]] -Spanish footballer (d. 2006)

1922 - [[Ray Anthony]] -American trumpet player, composer, bandleader, and actor

1922 - [[Graham Stark]] -English actor and director (d. 2013)

1923 - [[Nora Brockstedt]] -Norwegian singer

1923 - [[Slim Whitman]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1924 - [[Yvonne Loriod]] -French pianist and composer (d. 2010)

1925 - [[Ernesto Cardenal]] -Nicaraguan priest, poet, and politician

1926 - [[Jamiluddin Aali]] -Pakistani poet, playwright, and critic

1926 - [[Patricia Neal]] -American actress (d. 2010)

1926 - [[David Tudor]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1996)

1927 - [[Qurratulain Hyder]] -Indian-Pakistani journalist, author, and academic (d. 2007)

1928 - [[Antonio de Almeida (conductor)|Antonio de Almeida]] -French conductor and musicologist (d. 1997)

1929 - [[Jimmy Cobb]] -American drummer

1929 - [[Arte Johnson]] -American actor, singer, and screenwriter

1929 - [[Fireball Roberts]] -American race car driver (d. 1964)

1930 - [[Buzz Aldrin]] -American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

1931 - [[David Lee (physicist)|David Lee]] -American physicist and academic; Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1931 - [[Hachidai Nakamura]] -Japanese pianist and composer (d. 1992)

1932 - [[Lou Fontinato]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1934 - [[Hennie Aucamp]] -South African poet, author, and academic (d. 2014)

1934 - [[Tom Baker]] -English actor

1934 - [[Horst Mahseli]] -Polish footballer (d. 1999)

1936 - [[Frances Shand Kydd]] -English-Scottish mother of Diana, Princess of Wales (d. 2004)

1937 - [[Dorothy Provine]] -American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 2010)

1938 - [[William Berger (actor)|William Berger]] -Austrian-American actor (d. 1993)

1938 - [[Derek Dougan]] -Irish-English footballer and journalist (d. 2007)

1939 - [[Paul Coverdell]] -American politician (d. 2000)

1939 - [[Chandra Wickramasinghe]] -Sri Lankan-English mathematician, astronomer, and biologist

1940 - [[Carol Heiss]] -American figure skater and actress

1940 - [[Krishnam Raju]] -Indian actor and politician

1940 - [[Mandé Sidibé]] -Malian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Mali (d. 2009)

1941 - [[Pierre Lalonde]] -Canadian singer and television host

1943 - [[Rick Evans]] -American singer and guitarist (Zager and Evans)

1944 - [[José Luis Garci]] -Spanish director and producer

1944 - [[Farhad Mehrad]] -Iranian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)

1945 - [[Christopher Martin-Jenkins]] -English journalist and sportscaster (d. 2013)

1945 - [[Eric Stewart]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1946 - [[David Lynch]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1946 - [[Vladimír Merta]] -Czech singer-songwriter, guitarist, and journalist

1947 - [[Cyrille Guimard]] -French cyclist and sportscaster

1948 - [[Nancy Kress]] -American author and academic

1948 - [[Natan Sharansky]] -Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and politician; Deputy leaders of Israel|Deputy Prime Minister of Israel

1949 - [[Göran Persson]] -Swedish politician; 31st Prime Minister of Sweden

1950 - [[Daniel Benzali]] -Brazilian-American actor

1950 - [[William Mgimwa]] -Tanzanian banker and politician, 13th Minister of Finance (Tanzania)|Tanzanian Minister of Finance (d. 2014)

1950 - [[Mahamane Ousmane]] -Nigerian politician, President of Niger

1951 - [[Iván Fischer]] -Hungarian conductor and composer

1952 - [[Nikos Sideris]] -Greek psychiatrist and poet

1952 - [[Paul Stanley]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Kiss (band)|Kiss and Wicked Lester)

1954 - [[Rudy La Scala]] -Venezuelan singer-songwriter and producer

1954 - [[Ken Page]] -American actor and singer

1954 - [[Alison Seabeck]] -English politician

1955 - [[McKeeva Bush]] -Caymanian politician, Premier of the Cayman Islands

1955 - [[Hiromi Ōta]] -Japanese singer

1956 - [[Maria Larsson]] -Swedish educator and politician, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (Sweden)|Swedish Minister of Health and Social Affairs

1956 - [[Bill Maher]] -American comedian, actor, and television host

1958 - [[Lorenzo Lamas]] -American actor, director, and producer

1959 - [[Tami Hoag]] -American author

1959 - [[R. A. Salvatore]] -American author

1960 - [[Apa Sherpa]] -Nepalese-American mountaineer

1960 - [[Scott Thunes]] -American bass player

1960 - [[Will Wright (game designer)|Will Wright]] -American video game designer; co-founded Maxis

1962 - [[Laima Muktupāvela]] -Latvian writer

1963 - [[James Denton]] -American actor

1963 - [[Mark Ryden]] -American painter

1964 - [[Ozzie Guillén]] -Venezuelan-American baseball player and manager

1964 - [[Ron Harper]] -American basketball player and coach

1964 - [[Kazushige Nojima]] -Japanese screenwriter and songwriter

1964 - [[Aquilino Pimentel III]] -Filipino lawyer and politician

1964 - [[Fareed Zakaria]] -Indian-American journalist and author

1965 - [[Colin Calderwood]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1965 - [[Greg K.]] -American bass player (The Offspring)

1965 - [[John Michael Montgomery]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1965 - [[Heather Small]] -English singer-songwriter and actress

1965 - [[Anton Weissenbacher]] -Romanian footballer

1966 - [[Stacey Dash]] -American actress

1966 - [[Tracii Guns]] -American guitarist and songwriter

1966 - [[Rainn Wilson]] -American actor, director, and producer

1967 - [[Jay Hunt (television executive)|Jay Hunt]] -Australian-English businessman

1967 - [[Eric Quizon]] -Filipino actor, director, producer, and writer

1968 - [[Nick Anderson]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1968 - [[Melissa Rivers]] -American actress, television host, and producer

1968 - [[Charlie Swan (horse trainer)|Charlie Swan]] -Irish jockey and trainer

1969 - [[Noriko Kinohara]] -Japanese actress

1969 - [[Patrick K. Kroupa]] -American computer hacker and activist; co-founded MindVox

1969 - [[Nicky Wire]] -Welsh singer-songwriter and bass player (Manic Street Preachers)

1970 - [[Kerri Kenney-Silver]] -American actress and singer

1970 - [[Skeet Ulrich]] -American actor

1971 - [[Questlove]] -American drummer, DJ, and producer (The Roots and Soulquarians)

1971 - [[Gary Barlow]] -English singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer

1971 - [[Derrick Green]] -American singer-songwriter (Sepultura)

1971 - [[Wakanohana Masaru]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 66th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna

1972 - [[Nikki Haley]] -American accountant and politician, 116th Governor of South Carolina

1974 - [[David Dei]] -Italian footballer

1975 - [[Norberto Fontana]] -Argentinian race car driver

1976 - [[Gretha Smit]] -Dutch speed skater

1977 - [[Melody (Belgian singer)|Melody]] -Belgian singer

1978 - [[Salvatore Aronica]] -Italian footballer

1978 - [[Joy Giovanni]] -American wrestler and actress

1978 - [[Sonja Kesselschläger]] -German heptathlete

1978 - [[Allan Søgaard]] -Danish footballer

1978 - [[Sid Wilson]] -American DJ and pianist

1978 - [[Luciano Zauri]] -Italian footballer

1979 - [[Asaka Kubo]] -Japanese singer

1979 - [[Shang Yi]] -Chinese footballer

1979 - [[Will Young]] -English singer-songwriter and actor

1980 - [[Philippe Cousteau, Jr.]] -American-French oceanographer and journalist

1980 - [[Philippe Gagnon (swimmer)|Philippe Gagnon]] -Canadian swimmer

1980 - [[Kim Jeong-hoon]] -South Korean singer and actor

1980 - [[Petra Rampre]] -Slovenian tennis player

1980 - [[Matthew Tuck]] -Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist

1981 - [[Daniel Cudmore]] -Canadian actor and stuntman

1981 - [[Brendan Fevola]] -Australian footballer

1981 - [[Freddy Guzmán]] -Dominican baseball player

1981 - [[Owen Hargreaves]] -English footballer

1981 - [[Crystal Lowe]] -Canadian actress

1981 - [[Jason Richardson]] -American basketball player

1982 - [[Fredrik Strømstad]] -Norwegian footballer

1983 - [[Mari Yaguchi]] -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)

1984 - [[Olivia Hallinan]] -English actress

1984 - [[Rene Mandri]] -Estonian cyclist

1985 - [[Marina Inoue]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1985 - [[Tanel Sokk]] -Estonian basketball player

1985 - [[Roxanne Barcelo]] -Filipino singer, actress and host

1986 - [[Genie Chuo]] -Taiwanese singer and actress

1986 - [[Kevin Parker (musician)|Kevin Parker]] -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1987 - [[Evan Peters]] -American actor

1987 - [[Janin Lindenberg]] -German sprinter

1987 - [[Marco Simoncelli]] -Italian motorcycle racer (d. 2011)

1988 - [[Colin Bensadon]] -Gibraltarian swimmer

1988 - [[Uwa Elderson Echiéjilé]] -Nigerian footballer

1988 - [[Callum MacLeod]] -English racing driver

1988 - [[Jeffrén Suárez]] -Spanish footballer

1989 - [[Nick Foles]] -American football player

1989 - [[Washington Santana da Silva]] -Brazilian footballer

1991 - [[Ciara Hanna]] -American actress and model

1991 - [[Polona Hercog]] -Slovenian tennis player

1991 - [[Jolyon Palmer]] -English race car driver

1991 - [[Lily LaBeau]] -American porn actress

1992 - [[Jorge Zárate]] -Mexican footballer

1993 - [[Lorenzo Crisetig]] -Italian footballer

1994 - [[Denis Mukhametdinov]] -Russian footballer

1995 - [[Joey Badass]] -American rapper (Pro Era)

History of Deaths


250 - [[Pope Fabian]] -(b. 200)

820 - [[Al-Shafi‘i]] -Palestinian scholar and jurist (b. 767)

842 - [[Theophilos (emperor)|Theophilos]] -Byzantine emperor (b. 813)

1156 - [[Henry (bishop of Finland)|Henry]] -English-Finnish bishop and saint

1191 - [[Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia]] -(b. 1167)

1410 - [[Martin of Aragon]] -(b. 1356)

1479 - [[John II of Aragon]] -(b. 1397)

1568 - [[Myles Coverdale]] -English bishop and translator (b. 1488)

1612 - [[Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor]] -(b. 1552)

1663 - [[Isaac Ambrose]] -English minister and author (b. 1604)

1666 - [[Anne of Austria]] -(b. 1601)

1707 - [[Humphrey Hody]] -English scholar and theologian (b. 1659)

1709 - [[François de la Chaise]] -French priest (b. 1624)

1751 - [[John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol]] -English politician (b. 1665)

1770 - [[Charles Yorke]] -English lawyer and politician; Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722)

1779 - [[David Garrick]] -English actor, producer, playwright, and manager (b. 1717)

1810 - [[Benjamin Chew]] -American lawyer and judge (b. 1721)

1819 - [[Charles IV of Spain]] -(b. 1748)

1837 - [[John Soane]] -English architect; designed the Bank of England (b. 1753)

1841 - [[Minh Mạng]] -Vietnamese emperor (b. 1791)

1848 - [[Christian VIII of Denmark]] -(b. 1786)

1850 - [[Adam Oehlenschläger]] -Danish poet-playwright (b. 1779)

1852 - [[Ōnomatsu Midorinosuke]] -Japanese sumo wrestler; the 6th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1794)

1873 - [[Basil Moreau]] -French priest; founded the Congregation of Holy Cross (b. 1799)

1875 - [[Jean-François Millet]] -French painter and educator (b. 1814)

1891 - [[Kalākaua]] -of Hawaii (b. 1836)

1900 - [[John Ruskin]] -English painter and critic (b. 1819)

1901 - [[Zénobe Gramme]] -Belgian engineer; invented the Gramme machine (b. 1826)

1907 - [[Agnes Mary Clerke]] -Irish astronomer (b. 1842)

1908 - [[John Ordronaux (doctor)|John Ordronaux]] -American surgeon and academic (b. 1830)

1913 - [[José Guadalupe Posada]] -Mexican engraver and illustrator (b. 1852)

1921 - [[Mary Watson Whitney]] -American astronomer (b. 1847)

1936 - [[George V]] -of the United Kingdom (b. 1865)

1940 - [[Omar Bundy]] -American general (b. 1861)

1944 - [[James McKeen Cattell]] -American psychologist and academic (b. 1860)

1947 - [[Josh Gibson]] -American baseball player (b. 1911)

1962 - [[Robinson Jeffers]] -American poet and philosopher (b. 1887)

1965 - [[Alan Freed]] -American radio host (b. 1922)

1971 - [[Broncho Billy Anderson]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)

1971 - [[Minanogawa Tōzō]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 34th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1903)

1973 - [[Lorenz Böhler]] -Austrian physician and surgeon (b. 1885)

1973 - [[Amílcar Cabral]] -Guinea Bissauan-Cape Verdian engineer and politician (b. 1924)

1977 - [[Dimitrios Kiousopoulos]] -Greek jurist and politician; 151st List of Prime Ministers of Greece|Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1892)

1979 - [[Gustav Winckler]] -Danish singer-songwriter (b. 1925)

1983 - [[Garrincha]] -Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)

1984 - [[Johnny Weissmuller]] -American swimmer and actor (b. 1904)

1988 - [[Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan]] -Pakistani activist and politician (b. 1890)

1988 - [[Dora Stratou]] -Greek dancer and choreographer (b. 1903)

1989 - [[Alamgir Kabir (film maker)|Alamgir Kabir]] -Bangladeshi director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)

1990 - [[Hayedeh]] -Iranian singer (b. 1942)

1990 - [[Barbara Stanwyck]] -American actress and singer (b. 1907)

1993 - [[Audrey Hepburn]] -British actress and humanitarian (b. 1929)

1994 - [[Matt Busby]] -Scottish footballer and coach (b. 1909)

1994 - [[Bedia Muvahhit]] -Turkish actress (b. 1897)

1996 - [[Gerry Mulligan]] -American saxophonist and composer (b. 1927)

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

1998 - [[Bobo Brazil]] -American wrestler and actor (b. 1924)

2002 - [[Carrie Hamilton]] -American actress and singer (b. 1963)

2003 - [[Al Hirschfeld]] -American painter and illustrator (b. 1903)

2003 - [[Nedra Volz]] -American actress (b. 1908)

2003 - [[Bill Werbeniuk]] -Canadian snooker player (b. 1947)

2004 - [[T. Nadaraja]] -Sri Lankan lawyer and academic (b. 1917)

2004 - [[Guinn Smith]] -American pole vaulter (b. 1920)

2005 - [[Parveen Babi]] -Indian model and actress (b. 1949)

2005 - [[Per Borten]] -Norwegian politician, 18th Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1913)

2005 - [[Jan Nowak-Jeziorański]] -Polish journalist and politician (b. 1913)

2006 - [[Dave Lepard]] -Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Crashdïet) (b. 1980)

2007 - [[Dan Christensen]] -American painter (b. 1942)

2009 - [[Stéphanos II Ghattas]] -Egyptian patriarch (b. 1920)

2009 - [[David "Fathead" Newman]] -American saxophonist and songwriter (b. 1933)

2012 - [[Etta James]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

2012 - [[John Levy (musician)|John Levy]] -American bassist and manager (b. 1912)

2012 - [[Ioannis Kefalogiannis]] -Greek politician, Ministry of the Interior (Greece)|Greek Minister of the Interior (b. 1933)

2012 - [[Alejandro Rodriguez (psychiatrist)|Alejandro Rodriguez]] -Venezuelan-American pediatrician and psychiatrist (b. 1918)

2013 - [[Pavlos Matesis]] -Greek author and playwright (b. 1933)

2013 - [[Toyo Shibata]] -Japanese poet and author (b. 1911)

2014 - [[Claudio Abbado]] -Italian conductor (b. 1933)

2014 - [[James Jacks]] -American film producer (b. 1947)

2015 - [[Edgar Froese]] -Russian-German keyboard player and songwriter (Tangerine Dream) (b. 1944)

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

2015 - [[Ricardo dos Santos]] -Brazilian surfer (b. 1990)

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