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Day History: January-22

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Events History


613 - [[Constantine III (Byzantine emperor)|Constantine]] -is crowned as co-emperor (''Caesar (title)|Caesar'') by his father Heraclius at Constantinople.

1506 - [[Swiss Guard]] -arrives at the Vatican City|Vatican.

1517 - [[Ottoman Empire]] -under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo)|Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya.

1521 - [[Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor|Charles V]] -opens the Diet of Worms

1555 - [[Ava Kingdom]] -falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in what is now present-day Burma.

1689 - [[Convention Parliament (1689)|Convention Parliament]] -convenes to determine whether James II of England|James II and VII, the last Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholic monarch of England, Ireland and Scotland, had vacated the thrones when he fled to France in 1688.

1824 - [[Ashantis]] -defeat British forces in the Gold Coast (British colony)|Gold Coast.

1849 - [[Second Anglo-Sikh War]] -The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikhism|Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab region|Punjab, surrender.

1863 - [[January Uprising]] -breaks out in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. The aim of the national movement is to regain Polish–Lithuanian–Ruthenian Commonwealth from occupation by Russia.

1877 - [[Arthur Tooth]] -an Anglicanism|Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using Ritualism|ritualist practices.

1879 - [[Anglo-Zulu War]] -Battle of Isandlwana: Zulu people|Zulu troops decisively defeat British troops.

1879 - [[Battle of Rorke's Drift]] -One hundred thirty-nine British Army|British soldiers successfully defend their garrison against an onslaught by three to four thousand Zulu people|Zulu warriors.

1889 - [[Columbia Phonograph]] -is formed in Washington, D.C.

1890 - [[United Mine Workers of America]] -is founded in Columbus, Ohio.

1899 - [[Melbourne]] -to discuss confederation.

1901 - [[Edward VII]] -is proclaimed King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.

1905 - [[Bloody Sunday (1905)|Bloody Sunday]] -in Saint Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.

1906 - [[Vancouver Island]] -British Columbia, killing more than 130.

1915 - [[Guadalajara]] -Mexico, when a train Guadalajara train disaster|plunges off the tracks into a deep canyon.

1917 - [[World War I]] -President of the United States|President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for "peace without victory" in Europe.

1919 - [[Act Zluky]] -is signed, unifying the Ukrainian People's Republic and the West Ukrainian National Republic.

1924 - [[Ramsay MacDonald]] -becomes the first Labour Party (UK)|Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1927 - [[Teddy Wakelam]] -gives the first live radio commentary of a association football|football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United F.C.|Sheffield United at Arsenal Stadium|Highbury.

1941 - [[World War II]] -British Empire|British and Commonwealth of Nations|Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Regio Esercito|Italian forces during Operation Compass#Tobruk|Operation Compass.

1944 - [[Allies of World War II|Allies]] -commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio and Nettuno, Italy.

1946 - [[Iran]] -Qazi Muhammad declares the independent people's Republic of Mahabad at Chahar Cheragh Square in the Kurdish city of Mahabad. He is the new president and Haji Baba Sheikh is the prime minister.

1946 - [[Central Intelligence Agency]] -

1947 - [[KTLA]] -the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood.

1957 - [[Israel]] -withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula.

1957 - [[George P. Metesky]] -is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.

1959 - [[Knox Mine disaster]] -Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith, Pennsylvania|Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.

1962 - [[Organization of American States]] -suspends Cuba's membership.

1963 - [[Élysée Treaty]] -of cooperation between France and Germany is signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.

1968 - [[Apollo 5]] -lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.

1968 - [[Operation Igloo White]] -a US electronic surveillance system to stop People's Army of Vietnam|communist infiltration into South Vietnam begins installation.

1969 - [[Brezhnev assassination attempt|assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev]] -

1970 - [[Boeing 747]] -the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

1971 - [[Singapore Declaration]] -one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.

1973 - [[Supreme Court of the United States]] -delivers its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.

1973 - [[Apollo 17]] -addresses a joint session of Congress after the completion of the final Apollo moon landing mission.

1973 - [[Boeing 707]] -explodes in flames upon landing at Kano Airport, Nigeria, killing 176.

1984 - [[Apple Macintosh]] -the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous ''"1984 (advertisement)|1984"'' television commercial.

1987 - [[Pennsylvania]] -politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself during a televised press conference, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.

1987 - [[Philippines|Philippine]] -security forces Mendiola massacre|open fire on a crowd of 10,000–15,000 demonstrators at Malacañang Palace, Manila, killing 13.

1990 - [[Robert Tappan Morris]] -is convicted of releasing the Morris worm|1988 Internet Computer worm.

1991 - [[Gulf War]] -Three Scuds and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.

1992 - [[Zaire]] -s national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.

1992 - [[Space Shuttle program]] -Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman and the first neurologist in space.

1995 - [[Israeli–Palestinian conflict]] -Beit Lid massacre: In central Israel, near Netanya, two suicide bombers from the Gaza Strip blow themselves up at a military transit point killing 19 Israelis.

1999 - [[Graham Staines]] -and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.

2002 - [[Kmart]] -becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

2006 - [[Evo Morales]] -is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.

2006 - [[Kobe Bryant]] -of the Los Angeles Lakers scores 81 points in an NBA game versus the Toronto Raptors, the second highest total in NBA history.

2007 - [[22 January 2007 Baghdad bombings|two car bombs]] -explode in the Bab Al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, Iraq.

2010 - [[Conan O'Brien]] -performs his last Tonight Show on NBC as a part of the 2010 Tonight Show conflict.

2015 - [[Donetsk bus shelling incident|explosion]] -near a civilian trolleybus in the city of Donetsk kills at least thirteen people.

Famous Birthdays


1263 - [[Ibn Taymiyyah]] -Syirian scholar and theologian (d. 1328)

1440 - [[Ivan III of Russia]] -(d. 1505)

1552 - [[Walter Raleigh]] -English poet, soldier, courtier, and explorer (d. 1618)

1561 - [[Francis Bacon]] -English philosopher and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (d. 1626)

1570 - [[Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington]] -English politician, founded the Cotton library (d. 1631)

1592 - [[Pierre Gassendi]] -French mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (d. 1655)

1654 - [[Richard Blackmore]] -English physician and poet (d. 1729)

1690 - [[Nicolas Lancret]] -French painter (d. 1743)

1729 - [[Gotthold Ephraim Lessing]] -German philosopher and author (d. 1781)

1733 - [[Philip Carteret]] -English admiral and explorer (d. 1796)

1740 - [[Noah Phelps]] -American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1809)

1781 - [[François Habeneck]] -French violinist and conductor (d. 1849)

1788 - [[Lord Byron]] -English poet and playwright (d. 1824)

1796 - [[Karl Ernst Claus]] -Estonian-Russian chemist, botanist, and academic (d. 1864)

1797 - [[Maria Leopoldina of Austria]] -(d. 1826)

1799 - [[Ludger Duvernay]] -Canadian journalist, publisher, and politician (d. 1852)

1831 - [[Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein]] -(d. 1917)

1831 - [[Joseph Alfred Slade]] -American businessman (d. 1864)

1840 - [[Ernest Wilberforce]] -English bishop (d. 1907)

1849 - [[August Strindberg]] -Swedish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1912)

1858 - [[Beatrice Webb]] -English sociologist and economist (d. 1943)

1869 - [[José Vicente de Freitas]] -Portuguese colonel and politician, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1952)

1874 - [[Edward Harkness]] -American philanthropist (d. 1940)

1874 - [[Jay Hughes]] -American baseball player and coach (d. 1924)

1875 - [[D. W. Griffith]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1948)

1876 - [[Warren McLaughlin]] -American baseball player (d. 1923)

1877 - [[Tom Jones (baseball)|Tom Jones]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1923)

1879 - [[Francis Picabia]] -French painter and poet (d. 1953)

1880 - [[Bill O'Neill (baseball)|Bill O'Neill]] -Canadian-American baseball player (d. 1920)

1880 - [[Frigyes Riesz]] -Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1956)

1881 - [[Ira Thomas]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)

1882 - [[Theodore Kosloff]] -Russian-American actor, dancer, and choreographer (d. 1956)

1887 - [[Helen Hoyt]] -American poet and author (d. 1972)

1889 - [[Henri Pélissier]] -French cyclist (d. 1935)

1889 - [[Amos Strunk]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1979)

1890 - [[Fred M. Vinson]] -American judge and politician, 13th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1953)

1890 - [[Vinko Žganec]] -Croatian lawyer and musicologist (d. 1976)

1891 - [[Antonio Gramsci]] -Italian philosopher and politician (d. 1937)

1892 - [[Marcel Dassault]] -French businessman, founded Dassault Aviation (d. 1986)

1893 - [[Conrad Veidt]] -German-American actor, director, and producer (d. 1943)

1897 - [[Leslie Sarony]] -English entertainer, singer and songwriter (d. 1985)

1897 - [[Blind Willie Johnson]] -American singer and guitarist (d. 1945)

1897 - [[Rosa Ponselle]] -American soprano and actress (d. 1981)

1898 - [[Ross Barnett]] -American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of Mississippi (d. 1987)

1898 - [[Sergei Eisenstein]] -Russian director and screenwriter (d. 1948)

1898 - [[Denise Legeay]] -French actress (d. 1968)

1899 - [[Martti Haavio]] -Finnish poet and mythologist (d. 1973)

1900 - [[Ernst Busch (actor)|Ernst Busch]] -German actor and singer (d. 1980)

1902 - [[Daniel Kinsey]] -American hurdler, coach, and academic (d. 1970)

1903 - [[Fritz Houtermans]] -Polish-German physicist and academic (d. 1966)

1904 - [[George Balanchine]] -Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and director, co-founded the New York City Ballet (d. 1983)

1904 - [[Arkady Gaidar]] -Russian journalist and author (d. 1941)

1905 - [[Willy Hartner]] -German physicist, historian, and academic (d. 1981)

1906 - [[Robert E. Howard]] -American author and poet (d. 1936)

1907 - [[Douglas Corrigan]] -American pilot and engineer (d. 1995)

1907 - [[Dixie Dean]] -English footballer (d. 1980)

1907 - [[Mary Dresselhuys]] -Dutch actress (d. 2004)

1908 - [[Lev Landau]] -Azerbaijani-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

1908 - [[Prince Oana]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)

1909 - [[Porfirio Rubirosa]] -Dominican race car driver, polo player, and diplomat (d. 1965)

1909 - [[Ann Sothern]] -American actress and singer (d. 2001)

1909 - [[U Thant]] -Burmese diplomat, 3rd United Nations Secretary-General (d. 1974)

1911 - [[Bruno Kreisky]] -Austrian politician, 22nd Chancellor of Austria (d. 1990)

1913 - [[Henry Bauchau]] -Belgian psychoanalyst and author (d. 2012)

1913 - [[William Conway (cardinal)|William Conway]] -Irish cardinal (d. 1977)

1913 - [[Carl F. H. Henry]] -American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)

1913 - [[Kalervo Toivonen]] -Finnish javelin thrower (d. 2006)

1914 - [[Dimitris Dragatakis]] -Greek violinist and composer (d. 2001)

1915 - [[Heinrich Albertz]] -German theologian and politician, List of mayors of Berlin|Mayor of Berlin (d. 1993)

1916 - [[Bill Durnan]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1972)

1916 - [[Henri Dutilleux]] -French pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2013)

1916 - [[Harilal Upadhyay]] -Indian author, poet, and astrologist (d. 1994)

1917 - [[Huck Geary]] -American baseball player (d. 1981)

1918 - [[Elmer Lach]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)

1919 - [[Diomedes Olivo]] -Dominican baseball player and scout (d. 1977)

1920 - [[Irving Kristol]] -American journalist, author, and academic, founded ''The National Interest'' (d. 2009)

1920 - [[Alf Ramsey]] -English footballer and manager (d. 1999)

1921 - [[Arno Babajanian]] -Armenian pianist and composer (d. 1983)

1923 - [[Diana Dill]] -Bermudian-American actress (d. 2015)

1924 - [[J. J. Johnson]] -American trombonist and composer (d. 2001)

1924 - [[Ján Chryzostom Korec]] -Slovak cardinal

1924 - [[Ortvin Sarapu]] -New Zealand chess player (d. 1999)

1926 - [[Aurèle Nicolet]] -Swiss flautist

1928 - [[Yoshihiko Amino]] -Japanese historian, author, and academic (d. 2004)

1930 - [[Mariví Bilbao]] -Spanish actress (d. 2013)

1930 - [[Éamon de Buitléar]] -Irish accordion player and director (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Sam Cooke]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 1964)

1931 - [[Galina Zybina]] -Russian shot putter and javelin thrower

1932 - [[Berthold Grünfeld]] -Norwegian psychiatrist and academic (d. 2007)

1932 - [[Piper Laurie]] -American actress

1933 - [[Yuri Chesnokov (volleyball)|Yuri Chesnokov]] -Russian volleyball player and coach (d. 2010)

1934 - [[Vijay Anand (Hindi film maker)|Vijay Anand]] -Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)

1934 - [[Bill Bixby]] -American actor and director (d. 1993)

1934 - [[Graham Kerr]] -English chef and author

1935 - [[Seymour Cassel]] -American actor

1935 - [[Alexander Men]] -Russian priest and scholar (d. 1990)

1936 - [[Ong Teng Cheong]] -Singaporean architect and politician; 5th President of Singapore (d. 2002)

1936 - [[Alan J. Heeger]] -American physicist and chemist; Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1936 - [[Nyree Dawn Porter]] -New Zealand-English actress (d. 2001)

1936 - [[Peter Steen]] -Danish actor and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1937 - [[Edén Pastora]] -Nicaraguan politician

1937 - [[Joseph Wambaugh]] -American police officer and author

1938 - [[Peter Beard]] -Australian photographer and author

1939 - [[Jørgen Garde]] -Danish admiral (d. 1996)

1939 - [[Alfredo Palacio]] -Ecuadoran physician and politician, President of Ecuador

1939 - [[J. C. Tremblay]] -Canadian ice hockey player and scout (d. 1994)

1940 - [[John Hurt]] -English actor and singer

1940 - [[George Seifert]] -American football player and coach

1940 - [[Gillian Shephard]] -English educator and politician; Secretary of State for Education

1941 - [[Jaan Kaplinski]] -Estonian poet, philosopher, and critic

1942 - [[Mimis Domazos]] -Greek footballer

1943 - [[Marília Pêra]] -Brazilian actress and singer

1943 - [[Michael Spicer, Baron Spicer]] -English journalist and politician

1944 - [[Khosrow Golsorkhi]] -Iranian journalist, poet, and activist (d. 1974)

1944 - [[Uto Ughi]] -Italian violinist and conductor

1945 - [[Jean-Pierre Nicolas]] -French race car driver and manager

1945 - [[Christoph Schönborn]] -Bohemian-Austrian cardinal

1945 - [[Alojz Uran]] -Slovenian archbishop

1945 - [[Arthur Beetson]] -Australian rugby player and coach (d. 2013)

1946 - [[Malcolm McLaren]] -English singer-songwriter and manager (d. 2010)

1946 - [[Serge Savard]] -Canadian ice hockey player and manager

1947 - [[Vladimir Oravsky]] -Czech-Swedish author and director

1948 - [[Northern Calloway]] -American actor and singer (d. 1990)

1948 - [[Gilbert Levine]] -American conductor and academic

1948 - [[Roger Williams (British politician)|Roger Williams]] -Welsh politician

1949 - [[Steve Perry]] -American singer-songwriter and producer (Journey (band)|Journey)

1949 - [[Mike Caldwell (baseball)|Mike Caldwell]] -American baseball player and coach

1949 - [[Phil Miller]] -English guitarist (National Health, In Cahoots, Matching Mole and Hatfield and the North)

1949 - [[Mike Westhues]] -American-Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)

1950 - [[Paul Bew]] -Northern Irish historian and academic

1950 - [[Pamela Salem]] -Indian-English actress

1951 - [[Ondrej Nepela]] -Slovak figure skater and coach (d. 1989)

1951 - [[Steve J. Spears]] -Australian actor, singer, and playwright (d. 2007)

1952 - [[Ramón Avilés]] -Puerto Rican baseball player

1952 - [[Ace Vergel]] -Filipino actor (d. 2007)

1953 - [[Winfried Berkemeier]] -German footballer and manager

1953 - [[Myung-whun Chung]] -South Korean pianist and conductor

1953 - [[Jim Jarmusch]] -American director and screenwriter

1954 - [[Tully Blanchard]] -American football player, wrestler, and referee

1954 - [[Chris Lemmon]] -American actor and author

1955 - [[Thomas David Jones]] -American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1955 - [[Timothy R. Ferguson]] -American politician

1955 - [[Keiko Takahashi]] -Japanese actress

1956 - [[John Wesley Shipp]] -American actor and director

1956 - [[Steve Riley (drummer)|Steve Riley]] -American drummer

1957 - [[Mike Bossy]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1957 - [[Rene Requiestas]] -Filipino comedian and actor (d. 1993)

1957 - [[Godfrey Thoma]] -Nauruan politician

1958 - [[Nikos Anastopoulos]] -Greek footballer and manager

1959 - [[Linda Blair]] -American actress and producer

1960 - [[Michael Hutchence]] -Australian singer-songwriter and actor (INXS and Max Q (Australian band)|Max Q) (d. 1997)

1961 - [[Quintin Dailey]] -American basketball player (d. 2010)

1961 - [[Daniel Johnston]] -American singer-songwriter

1962 - [[Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu]] -17th Sultan of Terengganu

1962 - [[Dajan Ahmet]] -Estonian actor and director (d. 2006)

1962 - [[Jimmy Herring]] -American guitarist (Widespread Panic, The Dead (band)|The Dead, and Phil Lesh and Friends)

1962 - [[Eric Schaeffer]] -American actor and director

1962 - [[Sirous Ghayeghran]] -Iranian footballer and manager (d. 1998)

1963 - [[Andrei Tchmil]] -Russian-Belgian cyclist and politician

1963 - [[Javier Ortiz (baseball)|Javier Ortiz]] -American baseball player

1964 - [[Nigel Benn]] -English-Australian boxer

1964 - [[Stojko Vranković]] -Croatian basketball player

1965 - [[Steven Adler]] -American drummer and songwriter

1965 - [[DJ Jazzy Jeff]] -American DJ, producer, and actor

1965 - [[Diane Lane]] -American actress

1965 - [[Chintara Sukapatana]] -Thai actress

1967 - [[Nick Gillingham]] -English swimmer

1967 - [[Manabu Nakanishi]] -Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist

1967 - [[Ecaterina Szabo]] -Romanian gymnast

1968 - [[Heath (musician)|Heath]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player (X Japan)

1968 - [[Franka Dietzsch]] -German discus thrower

1968 - [[Frank Leboeuf]] -French footballer, sportscaster, and actor

1968 - [[Mauricio Serna]] -Colombian footballer

1970 - [[Abraham Olano]] -Spanish cyclist

1971 - [[Stan Collymore]] -English footballer and sportscaster

1971 - [[Jan Kaus]] -Estonian author and critic

1972 - [[Katie Barberi]] -Mexican actress

1972 - [[Gabriel Macht]] -American actor and producer

1972 - [[Romi Park]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1972 - [[Gonzalo Rodríguez (racing driver)|Gonzalo Rodríguez]] -Uruguayan race car driver (d. 1999)

1972 - [[Namrata Shirodkar]] -Indian model and actress; Femina Miss India|Femina Miss India 1993

1972 - [[Norberto Téllez]] -Cuban runner

1973 - [[Larry Birkhead]] -American photographer

1973 - [[Rogério Ceni]] -Brazilian footballer

1974 - [[Ava Devine]] -American porn actress

1974 - [[Cameron McConville]] -Australian race car driver and sportscaster

1974 - [[Joseph Muscat]] -Maltese journalist and politician; 13th Prime Minister of Malta

1975 - [[Balthazar Getty]] -American actor and producer

1975 - [[Felipe Giaffone]] -Brazilian race car driver

1975 - [[David Výborný]] -Czech ice hockey player

1976 - [[Jimmy Anderson (baseball)|Jimmy Anderson]] -American baseball player and coach

1976 - [[TJ Trinidad]] -Filipino actor

1977 - [[Mario Domm]] -Mexican singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (Camila (band)|Camila)

1977 - [[Jono Gibbes]] -New Zealand rugby player and coach

1977 - [[Anna Linkova]] -Russian tennis player

1977 - [[Hidetoshi Nakata]] -Japanese footballer

1977 - [[Matthew Newton]] -Australian actor, director, and screenwriter

1977 - [[Luciano Andrade Rissutt]] -Brazilian footballer

1978 - [[Chone Figgins]] -American baseball player

1979 - [[Carlos Ruiz (baseball)|Carlos Ruiz]] -Panamanian baseball player

1980 - [[Christopher Masterson]] -American actor and producer

1980 - [[Subhash Ram Prajapati]] -Nepalese author and scholar

1980 - [[Jonathan Woodgate]] -English footballer

1981 - [[Willa Ford]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1981 - [[Beverley Mitchell]] -American actress and singer

1981 - [[Ben Moody]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1981 - [[Ibrahima Sonko]] -French footballer

1981 - [[Guy Wilks]] -English race car driver

1982 - [[Fabricio Coloccini]] -Argentinian footballer

1984 - [[Ben Eager]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1984 - [[Ubaldo Jiménez]] -Dominican baseball player

1984 - [[Dennis Kipruto Kimetto]] -Kenyan runner

1984 - [[Raica Oliveira]] -Brazilian-American model

1984 - [[Leon Powe]] -American basketball player

1984 - [[Maceo Rigters]] -Dutch footballer

1985 - [[Orianthi]] -Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1985 - [[Fotios Papoulis]] -Greek footballer

1985 - [[Mohamed Sissoko]] -Malian footballer

1986 - [[Lee Pa-ni]] -South Korean model and actress

1986 - [[Maher Magri]] -Tunisian footballer

1986 - [[Matt Simon]] -Australian footballer

1987 - [[Astrid Jacobsen]] -Norwegian skier

1987 - [[Shane Long]] -Irish footballer

1987 - [[Ray Rice]] -American football player

1988 - [[Greg Oden]] -American basketball player

1989 - [[Rūta Gajauskaitė]] -Lithuanian figure skater

1990 - [[Alizé Cornet]] -French tennis player

1991 - [[Stefan Kolb]] -German footballer

1991 - [[Alex MacDowall]] -English race car driver

1993 - [[Rio Haryanto]] -Indonesian race car driver

1993 - [[Tommy Knight]] -English actor

1993 - [[Tasuku Nagase]] -Japanese actor

History of Deaths


239 - [[Cao Rui]] -Chinese emperor (b. 205)

1341 - [[Louis I, Duke of Bourbon]] -(b. 1279)

1536 - [[Bernhard Knipperdolling]] -German religious leader (b. 1495)

1552 - [[Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset]] -English general and politician, Lord High Treasurer|Lord High Treasurer of England (b. 1500)

1575 - [[James Hamilton, Duke of Châtellerault]] -(b. 1516)

1599 - [[Cristofano Malvezzi]] -Italian organist and composer (b. 1547)

1666 - [[Shah Jahan]] -Mughal emperor (b. 1592)

1750 - [[Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl]] -Bavarian politician (b. 1675)

1763 - [[John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville]] -English politician; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1690)

1767 - [[Johann Gottlob Lehmann (scientist)|Johann Gottlob Lehmann]] -German meteorologist and geologist (b. 1719)

1798 - [[Lewis Morris]] -American judge and politician (b. 1726)

1779 - [[Jeremiah Dixon]] -English surveyor and astronomer (b. 1733)

1779 - [[Claudius Smith]] -American guerrilla leader (b. 1736)

1840 - [[Johann Friedrich Blumenbach]] -German physician, physiologist, and anthropologist (b. 1752)

1840 - [[Vincent Pallotti]] -Italian missionary and saint (b. 1795)

1879 - [[Anthony Durnford]] -Irish colonel (b. 1830)

1879 - [[Henry Pulleine]] -English colonel (b. 1838)

1892 - [[Joseph P. Bradley]] -American lawyer and jurist (b. 1813)

1900 - [[David Edward Hughes]] -Welsh-American physicist, co-invented the microphone (b. 1831)

1901 - [[Queen Victoria]] -of the United Kingdom (b. 1819)

1901 - [[Emil Erlenmeyer]] -German chemist and academic (b. 1825)

1921 - [[George Streeter]] -American captain and businessman (b. 1837)

1922 - [[Fredrik Bajer]] -Danish educator and politician; Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1837)

1922 - [[Pope Benedict XV]] -(b. 1854)

1922 - [[Camille Jordan]] -French mathematician and academic (b. 1838)

1925 - [[Fanny Bullock Workman]] -American geographer and mountain climber (b. 1859)

1927 - [[James Ford Rhodes]] -American historian and author (b. 1848)

1929 - [[Emma Cooke]] -American archer (b. 1848)

1929 - [[R. C. Lehmann]] -English journalist, author, and politician (b. 1856)

1930 - [[Stephen Mather]] -American businessman and conservationist; co-founded Thorkildsen-Mather Borax Company (b. 1867)

1931 - [[László Batthyány-Strattmann]] -Hungarian physician and ophthalmologist (b. 1870)

1931 - [[Alma Rubens]] -American actress (b. 1897)

1945 - [[Else Lasker-Schüler]] -German poet and playwright (b. 1869)

1949 - [[William Thomas Walsh]] -American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1891)

1950 - [[Alan Hale, Sr.]] -American actor and director (b. 1892)

1950 - [[Corinne Luchaire]] -French actress (b. 1921)

1951 - [[Karl Nessler]] -German-American hairdresser; invented the Perm (hairstyle)|Perm (b. 1872)

1951 - [[Lawson Robertson]] -Scottish-American sprinter and high jumper (b. 1883)

1954 - [[Princess Margaret of Prussia]] -(b. 1872)

1957 - [[Ralph Barton Perry]] -American philosopher and academic (b. 1876)

1959 - [[Mike Hawthorn]] -English race car driver (b. 1929)

1964 - [[Marc Blitzstein]] -American pianist and composer (b. 1905)

1966 - [[Herbert Marshall]] -English-American actor and singer (b. 1890)

1967 - [[Robert Henriques]] -English farmer and author (b. 1905)

1968 - [[Duke Kahanamoku]] -American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1890)

1971 - [[Harry Frank Guggenheim]] -American businessman and publisher; co-founded ''Newsday'' (b. 1890)

1973 - [[Lyndon B. Johnson]] -American lieutenant and politician; 36th President of the United States (b. 1908)

1975 - [[Andrew George Burry]] -Swiss-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1873)

1977 - [[Johannes Terwogt]] -Dutch rower (b. 1878)

1978 - [[Oliver Leese]] -English general (b. 1894)

1978 - [[Herbert Sutcliffe]] -English cricketer and soldier (b. 1894)

1979 - [[Ali Hassan Salameh]] -Palestinian rebel leader (b. 1940)

1980 - [[Yitzhak Baer]] -German-Israeli historian and academic (b. 1888)

1981 - [[Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi]] -Pakistani historian and academic (b. 1903)

1982 - [[Eduardo Frei Montalva]] -Chilean lawyer and politician; 28th President of Chile (b. 1911)

1982 - [[Tommy Tucker (singer)|Tommy Tucker]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1933)

1982 - [[Pantelis Zervos]] -Greek actor (b. 1908)

1985 - [[Arthur Bryant]] -English historian and journalist (b. 1899)

1987 - [[R. Budd Dwyer]] -American educator and politician; 30th Pennsylvania Treasurer|Treasurer of Pennsylvania (b. 1939)

1988 - [[Parker Fennelly]] -American actor (b. 1891)

1989 - [[S. Vithiananthan]] -Sri Lankan author and academic (b. 1924)

1991 - [[Robert Choquette]] -Canadian author, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)

1993 - [[Kōbō Abe]] -Japanese playwright and photographer (b. 1924)

1994 - [[Jean-Louis Barrault]] -French actor and director (b. 1910)

1994 - [[Rhett Forrester]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1956)

1994 - [[Telly Savalas]] -American actor, singer, and director (b. 1924)

1995 - [[Jerry Blackwell]] -American wrestler (b. 1949)

1995 - [[Rose Kennedy]] -American philanthropist (b. 1890)

1996 - [[Israel Eldad]] -Polish-Israeli philosopher and author (b. 1910)

1997 - [[Ron Holden]] -American singer (b. 1939)

1999 - [[Graham Staines]] -Australian-Indian missionary and translator (b. 1941)

2000 - [[Anne Hébert]] -Canadian author and poet (b. 1916)

2001 - [[Tommie Agee]] -American baseball player (b. 1942)

2002 - [[Peter Bardens]] -English keyboard player (b. 1945)

2003 - [[Bill Mauldin]] -American soldier and cartoonist (b. 1921)

2004 - [[Billy May]] -American trumpet player and composer (b. 1916)

2004 - [[Ann Miller]] -American actress and dancer (b. 1923)

2005 - [[César Gutiérrez]] -Venezuelan baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1943)

2005 - [[Carlo Orelli]] -Italian soldier (b. 1894)

2005 - [[Consuelo Velázquez]] -Mexican pianist and songwriter (b. 1924)

2006 - [[Aydın Güven Gürkan]] -Turkish academic and politician, Ministry of Labour and Social Security (Turkey)|Turkish Minister of Labor and Social Security (b. 1941)

2007 - [[Ngô Quang Trưởng]] -Vietnamese general (b. 1929)

2007 - [[Abbé Pierre]] -French priest and activist (b. 1912)

2008 - [[Heath Ledger]] -Australian actor and director (b. 1979)

2008 - [[Miles Lerman]] -Polish-American holocaust survivor and activist (b. 1920)

2010 - [[Louis R. Harlan]] -American historian and author (b. 1922)

2010 - [[Iskandar of Johor]] -(b. 1932)

2010 - [[Jean Simmons]] -English-American actress and singer (b. 1929)

2012 - [[Rita Gorr]] -Belgian soprano and actress (b. 1926)

2012 - [[André Green]] -French psychoanalyst and author (b. 1927)

2012 - [[Joe Paterno]] -American football player and coach (b. 1926)

2012 - [[Clarence Tillenius]] -Canadian painter and environmentalist (b. 1913)

2013 - [[Robert Bonnaud]] -French historian and academic (b. 1929)

2013 - [[John Cheng]] -Singaporean actor (b. 1961)

2013 - [[Anna Litvinova]] -Russian model; Miss Russia|Miss Russia 2006 (b. 1983)

2013 - [[Lucyna Winnicka]] -Polish actress (b. 1928)

2014 - [[François Deguelt]] -French singer (b. 1932)

2014 - [[Serhiy Nigoyan]] -Ukrainian activist (b. 1993)

2014 - [[Maziar Partow]] -Iranian cinematographer (b. 1933)

2014 - [[Akkineni Nageswara Rao]] -Indian actor and producer (b. 1924)

2015 - [[Wendell H. Ford]] -American lieutenant and politician, 53rd Governor of Kentucky (b. 1924)

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