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Day History: January-21

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Events History


763 - [[Battle of Bakhamra]] -between Alids and Abbasids near Kufa ends in a decisive Abbasid victory.

1525 - [[Switzerland|Swiss]] -Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.

1535 - [[Affair of the Placards]] -French Protestants are burned at the stake in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris

1720 - [[Kingdom of Prussia|Prussia]] -sign the Treaty of Stockholm (Great Northern War)|Treaty of Stockholm.

1749 - [[Teatro Filarmonico]] -in Verona is destroyed by fire. It is rebuilt in 1754.

1774 - [[Abdul Hamid I]] -became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.

1789 - [[The Power of Sympathy|''The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth'']] -is printed in Boston.

1793 - [[National Convention]] -Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine.

1840 - [[Jules Dumont d'Urville]] -discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica.

1861 - [[American Civil War]] -Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.

1864 - [[Tauranga Campaign]] -begins during the New Zealand Wars.

1887 - [[Brisbane]] -a record for any Australian capital city.

1893 - [[Tati Concessions Land]] -formerly part of Matabeleland, is formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, now Botswana.

1899 - [[Opel]] -manufactures its first automobile.

1908 - [[Sullivan Ordinance]] -making it illegal for women to smoke in public, only to have the measure vetoed by the mayor.

1911 - [[Monte Carlo Rally]] -takes place.

1915 - [[Kiwanis International]] -is founded in Detroit.

1919 - [[Dáil Éireann]] -in the Mansion House, Dublin|Mansion House Dublin. Sinn Féin adopts Ireland's first constitution. The first engagement of Irish War of Independence, Sologhead Beg, County Tipperary.

1925 - [[Albania]] -declares itself a republic.

1931 - [[Isaac Isaacs]] -is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.

1941 - [[Bucharest]] -Romania, the day before, members of the Iron Guard engaged in a Legionnaires' rebellion and Bucharest pogrom|rebellion and pogrom killing 125 Jews.

1948 - [[Flag of Quebec]] -is adopted and flown for the first time over the National Assembly of Quebec. The day is marked annually as Québec Flag Day.

1950 - [[Alger Hiss]] -is convicted of perjury.

1954 - [[nuclear marine propulsion|nuclear-powered]] -submarine, the {{USS|Nautilus|SSN-571|6}}, is ceremonial ship launching|launched in Groton, Connecticut by Mamie Eisenhower, the First Lady of the United States.

1958 - [[Fokker C.X]] -in military service, the Finnish Air Force FK-111 target tower, crashes, killing the pilot and winch-operator.

1960 - [[Little Joe 1B]] -a Project Mercury|Mercury spacecraft, lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia with Miss Sam, a female rhesus macaque|rhesus monkey on board.

1960 - [[Avianca Flight 671]] -crashes and burns upon landing at Montego Bay, Jamaica, killing 37. It is the worst air disaster in Jamaica's history and the first for Avianca.

1961 - [[Coalbrook, Free State]] -collapses.

1968 - [[Vietnam War]] -Battle of Khe Sanh

1968 - [[B-52]] -bomber 1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash|crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete.

1971 - [[Emley Moor transmitting station]] -the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts.

1976 - [[Concorde]] -' begins with the Concorde#Scheduled flights|London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.

1977 - [[Jimmy Carter]] -pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada.

1981 - [[DeLorean DMC-12]] -sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.

1997 - [[U.S. House of Representatives]] -votes 395–28 to reprimand Newt Gingrich for ethics violations, making him the first Speaker of the House to be so disciplined.

1999 - [[War on Drugs]] -In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over {{convert|4300|kg|lb}} of cocaine on board.

2000 - [[Ecuador]] -After the Ecuadorian Congress is seized by indigenous organizations, Col. Lucio Gutiérrez, Carlos Solorzano and Antonio Vargas depose President Jamil Mahuad. Gutierrez is later replaced by Gen. Carlos Mendoza, who resigns and allows Vice-President Gustavo Noboa to succeed Mahuad.

2003 - [[2003 Colima earthquake|earthquake]] -strikes the Mexican state of Colima, killing 29 and leaving approximately 10,000 people homeless.

2004 - [[NASA]] -s MER-A (the Mars Rover ''Spirit'') ceases communication with mission control. The problem lies in the management of its flash memory and is fixed remotely from Earth on February 6.

2005 - [[Belmopan]] -Belize, the Unrest in Belize in 2005|unrest over the government's new taxes erupts into riots.

Famous Birthdays


1338 - [[Charles V of France]] -(d. 1380)

1610 - [[Elizabeth Fones]] -English-American settler (d. 1673)

1721 - [[James Murray (Quebec governor)|James Murray]] -Scottish-English general and politician; Governor of Minorca (d. 1794)

1735 - [[Johann Gottfried Eckard]] -German pianist and composer (d. 1809)

1738 - [[Ethan Allen]] -American general (d. 1789)

1804 - [[Eliza R. Snow]] -American poet and hymn-writer (d. 1887)

1813 - [[John C. Frémont]] -American general, explorer, and politician, 5th List of Governors of Arizona|Territorial Governor of Arizona (d. 1890)

1815 - [[John Bingham]] -American lawyer, judge, and politician, 7th United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 1900)

1820 - [[Joseph Wolf]] -German ornithologist and illustrator (d. 1899)

1824 - [[Stonewall Jackson]] -American general (d. 1863)

1827 - [[Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin]] -Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1900)

1829 - [[Oscar II of Sweden]] -(d. 1907)

1846 - [[Pieter Hendrik Schoute]] -Dutch mathematician and academic (d. 1923)

1848 - [[Henri Duparc (composer)|Henri Duparc]] -French soldier and composer (d. 1933)

1860 - [[Karl Staaff]] -Swedish lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)

1864 - [[Paul Troje]] -German politician, List of mayors of Marburg|Mayor of Marburg (d. 1942)

1867 - [[Ludwig Thoma]] -German paramedic and author (d. 1921)

1867 - [[Maxime Weygand]] -Belgian-French general (d. 1965)

1878 - [[Vahan Tekeyan]] -Armenian poet and activist (d. 1948)

1879 - [[Joseph Roffo]] -French rugby player and tug of war competitor (d. 1933)

1881 - [[Ernst Fast]] -Swedish runner (d. 1959)

1882 - [[Pavel Florensky]] -Russian mathematician and theologian (d. 1937)

1882 - [[Francis Gailey]] -Australian-American swimmer (d. 1972)

1883 - [[Olav Aukrust]] -Norwegian poet and educator (d. 1929)

1883 - [[Eulogio Rodriguez]] -Filipino politician, 7th President of the Senate of the Philippines (d. 1964)

1884 - [[Roger Nash Baldwin]] -American author and activist, co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (d. 1981)

1885 - [[Ernst Gustav Kühnert]] -Estonian-German architect and historian (d. 1961)

1885 - [[André Lagache]] -French racing driver (d. 1938)

1885 - [[Umberto Nobile]] -Italian engineer and explorer (d. 1978)

1887 - [[Maude Farris-Luse]] -American super-centenarian (d. 2002)

1887 - [[Georges Vézina]] -Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1926)

1895 - [[Cristóbal Balenciaga]] -Spanish fashion designer, founded Balenciaga (d. 1972)

1897 - [[René Iché]] -French sculptor (d. 1954)

1898 - [[Avery Claflin]] -American banker and composer (d. 1979)

1899 - [[Alexander Tcherepnin]] -Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 1977)

1901 - [[Ricardo Zamora]] -Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1978)

1904 - [[Puck van Heel]] -Dutch footballer (d. 1984)

1905 - [[Christian Dior]] -French fashion designer, founded Christian Dior S.A. (d. 1957)

1905 - [[Karl Wallenda]] -German-American acrobat and tightrope walker, founded The Flying Wallendas (d. 1978)

1906 - [[Igor Moiseyev]] -Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)

1909 - [[Todor Skalovski]] -Macedonian composer and conductor (d. 2004)

1910 - [[Albert Rosellini]] -American lawyer and politician, 15th Governor of Washington (d. 2011)

1910 - [[Eua Sunthornsanan]] -Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)

1911 - [[Bill Graber]] -American pole vaulter (d. 1996)

1912 - [[Konrad Emil Bloch]] -German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)

1913 - [[William Ungar]] -Polish-American author and philanthropist, founded the National Envelope Corporation (d. 2013)

1915 - [[Orazio Mariani]] -Italian sprinter (d. 1981)

1915 - [[Bill Sefton]] -American pole vaulter (d. 1982)

1918 - [[Chichay]] -Filipino actress (d. 1993)

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

1921 - [[Lincoln Alexander]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, 23rd Minister of Labour (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2012)

1922 - [[Telly Savalas]] -American actor, singer, and director (d. 1994)

1922 - [[Paul Scofield]] -English actor (d. 2008)

1923 - [[Lola Flores]] -Spanish singer, dancer, and actress (d. 1995)

1924 - [[Benny Hill]] -English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)

1925 - [[Eva Ibbotson]] -Austrian-English author (d. 2010)

1925 - [[Arnold Skaaland]] -American wrestler and manager (d. 2007)

1926 - [[Steve Reeves]] -American bodybuilder and actor (d. 2000)

1927 - [[Clive Churchill]] -Australian rugby player and coach (d. 1985)

1928 - [[John Olsen (artist)]] -Australian painter

1928 - [[Gene Sharp]] -American political scientist and academic; founded the Albert Einstein Institution

1930 - [[Mainza Chona]] -Zambian lawyer and politician; 1st Prime Minister of Zambia (d. 2001)

1934 - [[Audrey Dalton]] -Irish actress

1935 - [[Masamichi Noro]] -Japanese-French martial artist (d. 2013)

1936 - [[Koji Hashimoto (director)|Koji Hashimoto]] -Japanese director (d. 2005)

1937 - [[Nushiravan Keihanizadeh]] -Iranian-American journalist and historian

1938 - [[Ken Maginnis]] -Northern Irish soldier, educator, and Unionist politician

1938 - [[Wolfman Jack]] -American radio host and actor (d. 1995)

1940 - [[Jack Nicklaus]] -American golfer and sportscaster

1941 - [[Plácido Domingo]] -Spanish tenor and conductor

1941 - [[Stathis Giallelis]] -Greek actor

1941 - [[Richie Havens]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1941 - [[Mike Medavoy]] -Chinese-American film producer, co-founded Orion Pictures

1941 - [[Ivan Putski]] -Polish-American wrestler and bodybuilder

1941 - [[Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud]] -Saudi Arabian prince (d. 2013)

1941 - [[Elaine Showalter]] -American author and critic

1942 - [[Mac Davis]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1942 - [[Martin Sharp]] -Australian painter, cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker (d. 2013)

1942 - [[Edwin Starr]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

1943 - [[Rosemary Butler (politician)|Rosemary Butler]] -English-Welsh politician

1943 - [[Dimitris Poulikakos]] -Greek singer-songwriter and actor

1945 - [[Martin Shaw]] -English actor and producer

1947 - [[Jill Eikenberry]] -American actress

1947 - [[Michel Jonasz]] -French singer-songwriter and actor

1950 - [[Gary Locke]] -American politician and diplomat; 36th United States Secretary of Commerce

1950 - [[José Marín (athlete)|José Marín]] -Spanish race walker

1950 - [[Billy Ocean]] -Trinidadian-English singer-songwriter

1950 - [[Agnes van Ardenne]] -Dutch politician, Minister for Development Cooperation (Netherlands)|Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation

1951 - [[Eric Holder]] -American lawyer, judge, and politician, 82nd United States Attorney General

1952 - [[Marco Camenisch]] -Swiss activist and murderer

1953 - [[Paul Allen]] -American businessman and philanthropist; co-founded Microsoft

1954 - [[Idrissa Ouedraogo]] -Burkinabé director, producer, and screenwriter

1954 - [[Phil Thompson]] -English footballer and coach

1955 - [[Jeff Koons]] -American painter and sculptor

1955 - [[Nikolina Shtereva]] -Bulgarian runner

1956 - [[Robby Benson]] -American actor, singer, and director

1956 - [[Geena Davis]] -American actress and producer

1957 - [[Greg Ryan]] -German-American soccer player and coach

1958 - [[Michael Wincott]] -Canadian actor

1959 - [[Alex McLeish]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1960 - [[Mamoru Nagano]] -Japanese animator and director

1962 - [[Tyler Cowen]] -American economist and academic

1962 - [[Marie Trintignant]] -French actress (d. 2003)

1963 - [[Hakeem Olajuwon]] -Nigerian-American basketball player

1963 - [[Detlef Schrempf]] -German basketball player and coach

1965 - [[Jam Master Jay]] -American DJ, rapper, and producer (d. 2002)

1966 - [[Robert Del Naja]] -English singer-songwriter and DJ (Massive Attack, The Wild Bunch (sound system)|The Wild Bunch)

1967 - [[Artashes Minasian]] -Armenian chess player

1968 - [[Sundar C.]] -Indian actor and director

1968 - [[Charlotte Ross]] -American actress

1969 - [[Eduard Hämäläinen]] -Finnish-Belarusian decathlete

1969 - [[Karina Lombard]] -Tahitian-American actress and singer

1969 - [[Tsubaki Nekoi]] -Japanese illustrator

1970 - [[Ken Leung]] -American actor

1970 - [[Oren Peli]] -Israeli-American director, producer and screenwriter

1971 - [[Tweet (singer)|Tweet]] -American singer-songwriter

1971 - [[Adia Chan]] -Indonesian-Hong Kong actress and singer

1971 - [[Sergey Klevchenya]] -Russian speed skater

1971 - [[Alan McManus]] -Scottish snooker player, golfer, and sportscaster

1971 - [[Doug Weight]] -American ice hockey player

1972 - [[Rickard Falkvinge]] -Swedish businessman and politician

1972 - [[Yasunori Mitsuda]] -Japanese composer and producer

1972 - [[Cat Power]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1973 - [[Rob Hayles]] -English cyclist

1974 - [[Malena Alterio]] -Argentinian-Spanish actress

1974 - [[Arthémon Hatungimana]] -Burundian runner

1974 - [[Alex Sperafico]] -Brazilian race car driver

1975 - [[Ito (Spanish footballer)|Ito]] -Spanish footballer and manager

1975 - [[Nicky Butt]] -English footballer and coach

1975 - [[Thomas Castaignède]] -French rugby player and journalist

1975 - [[Yuji Ide]] -Japanese race car driver

1975 - [[Willem Korsten]] -Dutch footballer and manager

1976 - [[Aivaras Abromavičius]] -Lithuanian-Ukrainian banker and politician; 15th Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (Ukraine)|Minister of Economic of Ukraine

1976 - [[Emma Bunton]] -English singer-songwriter and actress (Spice Girls)

1976 - [[Patrick de Lange]] -Dutch baseball player

1977 - [[Kirsten Klose]] -German hammer thrower

1977 - [[Ulrike Maisch]] -German runner

1977 - [[Phil Neville]] -English footballer and manager

1977 - [[Jerry Trainor]] -American actor, director, and producer

1978 - [[Faris Al-Sultan]] -German triathlete

1978 - [[Andrei Zyuzin]] -Russian ice hockey player

1979 - [[Byung-hyun Kim]] -South Korean baseball player

1979 - [[Spider Loc]] -American rapper and actor

1979 - [[Brian O'Driscoll]] -Irish rugby player

1980 - [[Dave Kitson]] -English footballer

1980 - [[Nana Mizuki]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actress

1980 - [[N. Santhanam]] -Indian actor and producer

1981 - [[Gillian Chung]] -Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress (Twins (group)|Twins)

1981 - [[Masayuki Deai]] -Japanese actor

1981 - [[Ivan Ergić]] -Serbian footballer

1981 - [[Dany Heatley]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1981 - [[Izabella Miko]] -Polish actress, dancer, and producer

1981 - [[Michel Teló]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter

1982 - [[Nicolas Mahut]] -French tennis player

1982 - [[Simon Rolfes]] -German footballer

1982 - [[Go Shiozaki]] -Japanese wrestler

1982 - [[Dean Whitehead]] -English footballer

1983 - [[Alex Acker]] -American basketball player

1983 - [[Maryse Ouellet]] -Canadian-American wrestler and model

1983 - [[Moritz Volz]] -German footballer

1984 - [[Alex Koslov]] -Moldovan-American wrestler

1985 - [[Salvatore Giunta]] -American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient

1985 - [[Álex Pérez]] -Spanish footballer

1985 - [[Sasha Pivovarova]] -Russian model

1986 - [[Jonathan Quick]] -American ice hockey player

1986 - [[Sushant Singh Rajput]] -Indian actor

1987 - [[Ioannis Athanasoulas]] -Greek basketball player

1987 - [[Augustine Kiprono Choge]] -Kenyan runner

1987 - [[Henrico Drost]] -Dutch footballer

1987 - [[Darren Helm]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1987 - [[Mulopo Kudimbana]] -Congolese footballer

1987 - [[Maša Zec Peškirič]] -Slovenian tennis player

1988 - [[Ashton Eaton]] -American decathlete

1988 - [[Vanessa Hessler]] -Italian-American model and actress

1988 - [[William C. Woxlin]] -Swedish actor, playwright, and composer

1989 - [[Doğuş Balbay]] -Turkish basketball player

1989 - [[Henrikh Mkhitaryan]] -Armenian footballer

1990 - [[Corey Lof]] -Canadian actor

1990 - [[Jacob Smith (actor)|Jacob Smith]] -American actor

1993 - [[Chiara Pierobon]] -Italian cyclist (d. 2015)

1994 - [[Booboo Stewart]] -American actor, singer, and dancer

1994 - [[Kang Seung-yoon]] -South Korean singer-songwriter and actor

1994 - [[Marny Kennedy]] -Australia actress, singer, and model

1995 - [[Andrew Watson (racing driver)|Andrew Watson]] -Northern Irish racing driver

1997 - [[Jeremy Shada]] -American actor and singer

2001 - [[Jackson Brundage]] -American actor

History of Deaths


496 - [[Epiphanius of Pavia]] -Italian bishop and saint (b. 438)

917 - [[Erchanger, Duke of Swabia]] -(b. 880)

1118 - [[Pope Paschal II]] -(b. 1050)

1527 - [[Juan de Grijalva]] -Spanish explorer (b. 1489)

1546 - [[Azai Sukemasa]] -Japanese daimyo (b. 1491)

1609 - [[Joseph Justus Scaliger]] -French historian and scholar (b. 1540)

1638 - [[Ignazio Donati]] -Italian composer (b. 1570)

1683 - [[Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury]] -English politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1621)

1699 - [[Obadiah Walker]] -English historian and academic (b. 1616)

1706 - [[Adrien Baillet]] -French scholar and critic (b. 1649)

1710 - [[Johann Georg Gichtel]] -German mystic and critic (b. 1638)

1722 - [[Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton]] -English politician; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1661)

1731 - [[Ignjat Đurđević]] -Croatian poet and translator (b. 1675)

1766 - [[James Quin]] -English actor (b. 1693)

1773 - [[Alexis Piron]] -French playwright and author (b. 1689)

1774 - [[Mustafa III]] -Ottoman sultan (b. 1717)

1775 - [[Yemelyan Pugachev]] -Russian rebel (b. 1742)

1793 - [[Louis XVI of France]] -(b. 1754)

1795 - [[Samuel Wallis]] -English navigator and explorer (b. 1728)

1809 - [[Josiah Hornblower]] -American engineer and politician (b. 1729)

1814 - [[Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre]] -French botanist and author (b. 1737)

1823 - [[Cayetano José Rodríguez]] -Argentinian cleric, journalist, and poet (b. 1761)

1831 - [[Ludwig Achim von Arnim]] -German poet and author (b. 1781)

1836 - [[Ferenc Novák (writer)|Ferenc Novák]] -Hungarian-Slovene priest and author (b. 1791)

1851 - [[Albert Lortzing]] -German actor and composer (b. 1801)

1862 - [[Božena Němcová]] -Austrian-Czech author (b. 1820)

1870 - [[Alexander Herzen]] -Russian philosopher and author (b. 1812)

1872 - [[Franz Grillparzer]] -Austrian playwright and poet (b. 1791)

1881 - [[Wilhelm Matthias Naeff]] -Swiss politician (b. 1802)

1891 - [[Calixa Lavallée]] -Canadian-American lieutenant and composer (b. 1842)

1901 - [[Elisha Gray]] -American engineer, co-founded Western Electric (b. 1835)

1914 - [[Theodor Kittelsen]] -Norwegian painter and illustrator (b. 1857)

1919 - [[Gojong of Korea]] -(b. 1852)

1919 - [[Ahmed Muhtar Pasha]] -Ottoman general and politician; 277th List of Ottoman Grand Viziers|Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1839)

1924 - [[Vladimir Lenin]] -Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1870)

1926 - [[Camillo Golgi]] -Italian physician and pathologist; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)

1928 - [[George Washington Goethals]] -American general and engineer (b. 1858)

1931 - [[Felix Blumenfeld]] -Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1863)

1932 - [[Lytton Strachey]] -English author and critic (b. 1880)

1933 - [[George Moore (novelist)|George Moore]] -Irish author, poet, and critic (b. 1852)

1937 - [[Marie Prevost]] -Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1898)

1938 - [[Georges Méliès]] -French actor, director, and producer (b. 1861)

1940 - [[Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark]] -(b. 1888)

1940 - [[John Duha]] -American gymnast and triathlete (b. 1875)

1945 - [[Rash Behari Bose]] -Indian soldier and engineer (b. 1886)

1948 - [[Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari]] -Italian composer and educator (b. 1876)

1950 - [[George Orwell]] -Indian-English journalist and author (b. 1903)

1955 - [[Archie Hahn]] -German-American runner and coach (b. 1880)

1956 - [[Sam Langford]] -Canadian-American boxer (b. 1883)

1959 - [[Cecil B. DeMille]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1881)

1959 - [[Carl Switzer]] -American actor and singer (b. 1927)

1961 - [[Blaise Cendrars]] -Swiss author and poet (b. 1887)

1963 - [[Acharya Shivpujan Sahay]] -Indian author, poet, and academic (b. 1893)

1963 - [[Spiros Xenos]] -Greek-Swedish painter (b. 1881)

1965 - [[Gwynne Evans]] -American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1880)

1967 - [[Ann Sheridan]] -American actress and singer (b. 1915)

1968 - [[Will Lang, Jr.]] -American journalist (b. 1914)

1977 - [[Sandro Penna]] -Italian poet and journalist (b. 1906)

1978 - [[Freda Utley]] -English scholar and author (b. 1898)

1983 - [[Lamar Williams]] -American bass player (b. 1949)

1984 - [[Giannis Skarimpas]] -Greek playwright and poet (b. 1893)

1984 - [[Jackie Wilson]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1934)

1985 - [[James Beard]] -American chef and author (b. 1903)

1985 - [[Eddie Graham]] -American wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)

1987 - [[Charles Goodell]] -American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1926)

1989 - [[Carl Furillo]] -American baseball player (b. 1922)

1989 - [[Billy Tipton]] -American pianist and saxophonist (b. 1914)

1993 - [[Charlie Gehringer]] -American baseball player and manager (b. 1903)

1994 - [[Bassel al-Assad]] -Syrian colonel (b. 1962)

1994 - [[Andrejs Kapmals]] -Latvian runner (b. 1889)

1997 - [[Colonel Tom Parker]] -Dutch-American talent manager (b. 1909)

1998 - [[Jack Lord]] -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1920)

1999 - [[Charles Brown (musician)|Charles Brown]] -American singer and pianist (b. 1920)

1999 - [[Susan Strasberg]] -American actress (b. 1938)

2001 - [[Byron De La Beckwith]] -American assassin of Medgar Evers (b. 1921)

2002 - [[Peggy Lee]] -American singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1920)

2003 - [[Paul Kuusberg]] -Estonian journalist and author (b. 1916)

2004 - [[Yordan Radichkov]] -Bulgarian author and playwright (b. 1929)

2005 - [[Theun de Vries]] -Dutch author and poet (b. 1907)

2006 - [[Ibrahim Rugova]] -Kosovo journalist and politician; 1st President of Kosovo (b. 1944)

2007 - [[U;Nee]] -South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (b. 1981)

2007 - [[Maria Cioncan]] -Romanian runner (b. 1977)

2007 - [[Myrtle Devenish]] -Welsh actress (b. 1913)

2008 - [[Marie Smith Jones]] -American speaker of the Eyak language (b. 1918)

2009 - [[Krista Kilvet]] -Estonian journalist, politician and diplomat (b. 1946)

2011 - [[Theoni V. Aldredge]] -Greek-American costume designer (b. 1922)

2011 - [[Dennis Oppenheim]] -American sculptor and photographer (b. 1938)

2011 - [[E. V. V. Satyanarayana]] -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1958)

2012 - [[Irena Jarocka]] -Polish singer and actress (b. 1946)

2013 - [[Ahmet Mete Işıkara]] -Turkish geophysicist and academic (b. 1941)

2013 - [[Chumpol Silpa-archa]] -Thai academic and politician; Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1940)

2013 - [[Michael Winner]] -English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1935)

2015 - [[Marcus Borg]] -American scholar, theologian, and author (b. 1942)

2015 - [[Leon Brittan]] -English lawyer and politician; Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1939)

2015 - [[Kemal Monteno]] -Bosnian singer-songwriter (b. 1948)

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