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Day History: January-24

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Events History


41 - [[Roman Emperor]] -Caligula, known for his Eccentricity (behavior)|eccentricity and sadistic despotism, is assassination|assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. The Guard then proclaims Caligula's uncle Claudius as Emperor

1438 - [[Council of Basel]] -suspends Pope Eugene IV.

1458 - [[Matthias Corvinus]] -becomes king of Hungary.

1624 - [[Afonso Mendes]] -appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Prelate of Ethiopia, arrives at Massawa from Goa.

1679 - [[Charles II of England]] -dissolves the Cavalier Parliament.

1739 - [[Chimnaji Appa]] -defeats Portuguese India|Portuguese forces and captures Tarapur, Maharashtra|Tarapur Fort, India.

1742 - [[Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor|Charles VII Albert]] -becomes Holy Roman Emperor.

1758 - [[Seven Years' War]] -the leading burghers of Königsberg submit to Elizabeth of Russia, thus forming Russian Prussia (until 1763)

1817 - [[Crossing of the Andes]] -Many soldiers of Juan Gregorio de las Heras are captured during the Action of Picheuta.

1835 - [[Salvador da Bahia]] -Brazil, Malê Revolt|stage a revolt, which is instrumental in ending slavery there 50 years later.

1848 - [[California Gold Rush]] -James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento, California|Sacramento.

1857 - [[University of Calcutta]] -is formally founded as the first fully fledged university in South Asia.

1859 - [[Moldavia]] -and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as Domnitor in both United Principalities|Principalities.

1862 - [[Bucharest]] -is proclaimed the capital of Romania.

1878 - [[Vera Zasulich]] -shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.

1900 - [[Second Boer War]] -Boers stop a British attempt to break the Siege of Ladysmith in the Battle of Spion Kop.

1908 - [[Boy Scout]] -troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.

1911 - [[Shūsui Kōtoku]] -is hanged for treason in a case now considered a miscarriage of justice.

1915 - [[World War One]] -British Grand Fleet battle cruisers under Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty|David Beatty engage Rear-Admiral Franz von Hipper's battle cruisers in the Battle of Dogger Bank (1915)|Battle of Dogger Bank.

1916 - [[Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.]] -', the Supreme Court of the United States declares the federal income tax constitutional.

1918 - [[Gregorian calendar]] -is introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective February 14(NS)

1933 - [[Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution|20th Amendment to the United States Constitution]] -is ratified, changing the beginning and end of terms for all elected federal offices.

1939 - [[1939 Chillán earthquake|deadliest earthquake in Chilean history]] -strikes Chillán, killing approximately 28,000 people.

1942 - [[World War II]] -The Allies of World War II|Allies bombard Bangkok, leading Thailand, then under Japanese control, to declare war against the United States and United Kingdom.

1943 - [[Franklin D. Roosevelt]] -and Winston Churchill conclude a Casablanca Conference|conference in Casablanca.

1946 - [[United Nations General Assembly]] -passes its first resolution to establish the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.

1947 - [[Dimitrios Maximos]] -becomes Prime Minister of Greece.

1960 - [[Algerian War]] -Some units of European volunteers in Algiers stage an insurrection known as the "barricades week", during which they seize government buildings and clash with local police.

1961 - [[1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash|Goldsboro B-52 crash]] -A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.

1968 - [[Vietnam War]] -The 1st Australian Task Force launches Operation Coburg against the People's Army of Vietnam|North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong during wider fighting around Long Bình ward|Long Bình and Biên Hòa

1972 - [[Shoichi Yokoi]] -is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been Japanese holdout|since the end of World War II.

1977 - [[1977 Massacre of Atocha|Massacre of Atocha]] -in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.

1978 - [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] -satellite Kosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.

1984 - [[Apple Macintosh]] -goes on sale.

1986 - [[Voyager 2]] -passes within {{convert|81500|km|mi}} of Uranus.

1990 - [[Hiten]] -the country's first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States.

1993 - [[Turkey|Turkish]] -journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.

1996 - [[Józef Oleksy]] -resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.

2003 - [[United States Department of Homeland Security]] -officially begins operation.

2009 - [[Cyclone Klaus]] -makes landfall near Bordeaux, France. It subsequently would cause 26 deaths as well as extensive disruptions to public transport and power supplies.

2011 - [[Domodedovo International Airport bombing|bombing]] -at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.

2014 - [[January 2014 Cairo bombings|explode]] -in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, killing about seven people and injuring over 100 others.

2014 - [[Philippines]] -and the Moro people|Bangsamoro agree to a Peace process with the Bangsamoro in the Philippines|peace deal that would help end the 45-year conflict.

Famous Birthdays


76 - [[Hadrian]] -Roman emperor (d. 138)

1287 - [[Richard de Bury]] -English bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1345)

1444 - [[Galeazzo Maria Sforza]] -Italian husband of Bona of Savoy (d. 1476)

1540 - [[Edmund Campion]] -English priest and martyr (d. 1581)

1638 - [[Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset]] -English poet and politician, Lord Chamberlain|Lord Chamberlain of Great Britain (d. 1706)

1670 - [[William Congreve]] -English playwright and poet (d. 1729)

1674 - [[Thomas Tanner (bishop)|Thomas Tanner]] -English bishop (d. 1735)

1679 - [[Christian Wolff (philosopher)|Christian Wolff]] -German philosopher and academic (d. 1754)

1705 - [[Farinelli]] -Italian actor and singer (d. 1782)

1709 - [[Dom Bédos de Celles]] -French monk and organist (d. 1779)

1712 - [[Frederick the Great]] -Prussian king (d. 1786)

1732 - [[Pierre Beaumarchais]] -French playwright and financier (d. 1799)

1742 - [[Anne, Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn]] -(d. 1808)

1746 - [[Gustav III of Sweden]] -(d. 1792)

1752 - [[Muzio Clementi]] -Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1832)

1754 - [[Andrew Ellicott]] -American soldier and surveyor (d. 1820)

1763 - [[Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron]] -French-Russian general (d. 1831)

1776 - [[E. T. A. Hoffmann]] -German jurist, author, and composer (d. 1822)

1779 - [[Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden)|Elizabeth Alexeievna]] -German wife of Alexander I of Russia (d. 1826)

1841 - [[Robert Williams (archer)|Robert Williams]] -American archer (d. 1914)

1843 - [[Josip Štadler]] -Croatian archbishop (d. 1918)

1848 - [[Vasily Surikov]] -Russian painter (d. 1916)

1862 - [[Edith Wharton]] -American author and poet (d. 1937)

1864 - [[Marguerite Durand]] -French actress, journalist, and activist (d. 1936)

1866 - [[Jaan Poska]] -Estonian lawyer and politician, 1st Minister of Foreign Affairs (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1920)

1872 - [[Konstantin Bogaevsky]] -Russian painter (d. 1943)

1872 - [[Morris Travers]] -English chemist and academic (d. 1961)

1883 - [[Philip Schuster]] -American gymnast (d. 1926)

1886 - [[Henry King (director)|Henry King]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)

1888 - [[Vicki Baum]] -Austrian author and screenwriter (d. 1960)

1888 - [[Ernst Heinkel]] -German businessman, founded the Heinkel|Heinkel Aircraft Manufacturing Company (d. 1958)

1889 - [[Charles Hawes]] -American historian and author (d. 1923)

1891 - [[Walter Model]] -German field marshal (d. 1945)

1895 - [[Eugen Roth]] -German poet and songwriter (d. 1976)

1898 - [[Cliff Heathcote]] -American baseball player (d. 1939)

1900 - [[Theodosius Dobzhansky]] -Ukrainian-American geneticist and biologist (d. 1975)

1901 - [[Harry Calder]] -South African cricketer (d. 1995)

1901 - [[Edward Turner]] -English engineer (d. 1973)

1902 - [[Ephraim Avigdor Speiser]] -Ukrainian-American archaeologist and scholar (d. 1965)

1905 - [[J. Howard Marshall]] -American lawyer and businessman (d. 1995)

1907 - [[Maurice Couve de Murville]] -French soldier and politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1999)

1907 - [[Tuts Washington]] -American pianist (d. 1984)

1909 - [[Martin Lings]] -English author and scholar (d. 2005)

1909 - [[Ann Todd]] -English actress and producer (d. 1993)

1910 - [[Doris Haddock]] -American activist and politician (d. 2010)

1912 - [[Frederick Ashworth]] -American admiral (d. 2005)

1913 - [[Norman Dello Joio]] -American organist and composer (d. 2008)

1915 - [[Vítězslava Kaprálová]] -Czech composer and conductor (d. 1940)

1915 - [[Robert Motherwell]] -American painter and academic (d. 1991)

1916 - [[Jack Brickhouse]] -American sportscaster (d. 1998)

1916 - [[Rafael Caldera]] -Venezuelan lawyer and politician; 65th President of Venezuela (d. 2009)

1916 - [[Arnoldo Foà]] -Italian actor and director (d. 2014)

1916 - [[Gene Mako]] -Hungarian-American tennis player and actor (d. 2013)

1917 - [[Ernest Borgnine]] -American actor and singer (d. 2012)

1918 - [[Gottfried von Einem]] -Austrian composer (d. 1996)

1919 - [[Oral Roberts]] -American evangelist; founded Oral Roberts University and Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association (d. 2009)

1919 - [[Leon Kirchner]] -American composer (d. 2009)

1920 - [[Jerry Maren]] -American actor and stuntman

1922 - [[Daniel Boulanger]] -French actor and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Charles W. Socarides]] -American psychiatrist, physician, and author (d. 2005)

1923 - [[Vlado Kristl]] -Croatian painter and director (d. 2004)

1924 - [[Joe Albany]] -American pianist (d. 1988)

1924 - [[C. B. Muthamma]] -Indian diplomat (d. 2009)

1925 - [[Gus Mortson]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)

1925 - [[Maria Tallchief]] -American ballerina (d. 2013)

1926 - [[Georges Lautner]] -French director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Marvin Kaplan]] -American actor

1928 - [[Desmond Morris]] -English zoologist, ethologist, and painter

1928 - [[Michel Serrault]] -French actor and singer (d. 2007)

1930 - [[Terence Bayler]] -New Zealand actor

1930 - [[Mahmoud Farshchian]] -Iranian-Persian painter and academic

1930 - [[Bernard Matthews]] -English businessman, founded Bernard Matthews Farms (d. 2010)

1930 - [[John Romita, Sr.]] -American illustrator

1931 - [[Leonard Baker]] -American historian and author (d. 1984)

1931 - [[Lars Hörmander]] -Swedish mathematician and academic (d. 2012)

1931 - [[Ib Nørholm]] -Danish composer and organist

1933 - [[Claude Préfontaine]] -Canadian actor (d. 2013)

1934 - [[Stanisław Grochowiak]] -Polish poet and playwright (d. 1976)

1936 - [[William Bogert]] -American actor

1939 - [[Ray Stevens]] -American singer-songwriter

1940 - [[Vito Acconci]] -American artist

1940 - [[Joachim Gauck]] -German politician; 11th President of Germany

1941 - [[Neil Diamond]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1941 - [[Aaron Neville]] -American singer

1941 - [[Dan Shechtman]] -Israeli chemist and academic; Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1942 - [[Gary Hart (wrestler)|Gary Hart]] -American wrestler and manager (d. 2008)

1943 - [[Julie Bennett]] -American actress

1943 - [[Subhash Ghai]] -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

1943 - [[Peter Struck]] -German lawyer and politician; 13th List of German defence ministers|German Federal Minister of Defence (d. 2012)

1943 - [[Sharon Tate]] -American model and actress (d. 1969)

1943 - [[Tony Trimmer]] -English race car driver

1944 - [[David Gerrold]] -American author and screenwriter

1944 - [[Klaus Nomi]] -German singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1983)

1945 - [[John Garamendi]] -American football player and politician, 1st United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior

1946 - [[Haji (actress)|Haji]] -Canadian-American actress (d. 2013)

1946 - [[Michael Ontkean]] -Canadian actor

1947 - [[Michio Kaku]] -American physicist and academic

1947 - [[Masashi Ozaki]] -Japanese baseball player and golfer

1947 - [[Warren Zevon]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)

1948 - [[Michael Des Barres]] -English singer-songwriter and actor

1949 - [[John Belushi]] -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)

1950 - [[Daniel Auteuil]] -French actor, director, ad screenwriter

1950 - [[Gennifer Flowers]] -American model and actress

1951 - [[Yakov Smirnoff]] -Ukrainian-American comedian and actor

1953 - [[Yuri Bashmet]] -Russian violinist, viola player, and conductor

1953 - [[Matthew Wilder]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1954 - [[Jo Gartner]] -Austrian race car driver (d. 1986)

1955 - [[Jim Montgomery (swimmer)|Jim Montgomery]] -American swimmer and coach

1956 - [[Hanne Krogh]] -Norwegian singer and actress

1956 - [[Lounès Matoub]] -Algerian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)

1956 - [[Jack Neo]] -Singaporean actor and director

1957 - [[Mark Eaton (basketball)|Mark Eaton]] -American basketball player and sportscaster

1957 - [[Ade Edmondson]] -English singer-songwriter and actor

1958 - [[Jools Holland]] -English singer-songwriter and pianist

1959 - [[Akira Maeda]] -Japanese wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor

1959 - [[Nils Mathisen]] -Norwegian keyboardist

1960 - [[Mária Bajzek Lukács]] -Hungarian author and educator

1961 - [[Guido Buchwald]] -German footballer and manager

1961 - [[Nastassja Kinski]] -German-American actress and producer

1961 - [[Vince Russo]] -American wrestling manager and journalist

1961 - [[William Van Dijck]] -Belgian runner

1962 - [[Argiris Kambouris]] -Greek basketball player

1963 - [[Arnold Vanderlyde]] -Dutch boxer

1965 - [[Mike Awesome]] -American wrestler (d. 2007)

1965 - [[Pagonis Vakalopoulos]] -Greek footballer and manager

1967 - [[Mark Kozelek]] -American singer-songwriter and producer

1967 - [[Phil LaMarr]] -American actor, singer, and screenwriter

1967 - [[John Myung]] -American bass player

1968 - [[Michael Kiske]] -German singer-songwriter

1968 - [[Mary Lou Retton]] -American gymnast and actress

1969 - [[Hilmir Snær Guðnason]] -Icelandic actor

1970 - [[Maria Balshaw]] -British museum director

1970 - [[Matthew Lillard]] -American actor, director, and producer

1972 - [[Beth Hart]] -American singer-songwriter

1972 - [[Naoshi Mizuta]] -Japanese bass player and composer

1972 - [[Daan Schuurmans]] -Dutch actor

1972 - [[Ulla Werbrouck]] -Belgian martial artist and politician

1974 - [[Ed Helms]] -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1975 - [[Rónald Gómez]] -Costa Rican footballer and manager

1976 - [[Shae-Lynn Bourne]] -Canadian ice dancer, coach, and choreographer

1976 - [[Cindy Pieters]] -Belgian cyclist

1977 - [[Kensuke Kita]] -Japanese singer and guitarist (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)

1977 - [[Johann Urb]] -Estonian-American actor and producer

1978 - [[Kristen Schaal]] -American actress and author

1979 - [[Tatyana Ali]] -American actress and singer

1979 - [[Leandro Desábato]] -Argentinian footballer

1979 - [[Nik Wallenda]] -American acrobat and tightrope walker

1980 - [[Yamandu Costa]] -Brazilian guitarist and composer

1980 - [[Rebecca Romero]] -English cyclist and rower

1981 - [[Michael Wolf (ice hockey)|Michael Wolf]] -German ice hockey player

1982 - [[Fiona Xie]] -Singaporean actress

1983 - [[Davide Biondini]] -Italian footballer

1983 - [[Diane Birch]] -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1983 - [[Shaun Maloney]] -Scottish footballer

1983 - [[Scott Speed]] -American race car driver

1984 - [[Scott Kazmir]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[Witold Kiełtyka]] -Polish drummer (Decapitated (band)|Decapitated and Dies Irae (band)|Dies Irae) (d. 2007)

1984 - [[Paulo Sérgio Moreira Gonçalves]] -Portuguese footballer

1985 - [[Yuki Ito (actor)|Yuki Ito]] -Japanese actor and musician

1986 - [[Vieirinha]] -Portuguese footballer

1986 - [[Cristiano Araújo]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)

1986 - [[Mischa Barton]] -English-American actress

1986 - [[Vladislav Ivanov (footballer)|Vladislav Ivanov]] -Russian footballer

1986 - [[Michael Kightly]] -English footballer

1986 - [[Ricky Ullman]] -Israeli-American actor and singer

1987 - [[Luis Suárez]] -Uruguayan footballer

1988 - [[Jade Ewen]] -English singer-songwriter and actress (Sugababes)

1989 - [[Samba Diakité]] -Malian footballer

1989 - [[Ki Sung-yueng]] -South Korean footballer

1990 - [[Mao Abe]] -Japanese singer-songwriter

1992 - [[Becky Downie]] -English gymnast

1994 - [[Sean Kavanagh]] -Irish footballer

1994 - [[Yoo Young-jae]] -South Korean singer and dancer (B.A.P (South Korean band)|B.A.P)

1995 - [[Callan McAuliffe]] -Australian actor

1997 - [[Dylan Riley Snyder]] -American actor, singer, and dancer

History of Deaths


1125 - [[David IV of Georgia]] -(b. 1073)

1360 - [[John de Vere, 7th Earl of Oxford]] -(b. 1312)

1366 - [[Alfonso IV of Aragon]] -(b. 1299)

1376 - [[Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel]] -English commander (b. 1306)

1473 - [[Conrad Paumann]] -German organist and composer (b. 1410)

1595 - [[Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria]] -(b. 1529)

1626 - [[Samuel Argall]] -English captain and politician, List of colonial governors of Virginia|Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1572)

1639 - [[Jörg Jenatsch]] -Swiss pastor and politician (b. 1596)

1666 - [[Johann Andreas Herbst]] -German composer and theorist (b. 1588)

1709 - [[George Rooke]] -English admiral (b. 1650)

1769 - [[François de Chevert]] -French general (b. 1695)

1839 - [[Michele Cachia]] -Maltese architect and military engineer (b. 1760)

1877 - [[Johann Christian Poggendorff]] -German physicist and journalist (b. 1796)

1882 - [[Levi Boone]] -American physician and politician, 17th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1808)

1883 - [[Friedrich von Flotow]] -German composer (b. 1812)

1895 - [[Lord Randolph Churchill]] -English politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1849)

1911 - [[David Graham Phillips]] -American journalist and author (b. 1867)

1918 - [[George Arthur Crump]] -American architect, designed the Pine Valley Golf Club (b. 1871)

1920 - [[Amedeo Modigliani]] -Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1884)

1924 - [[Anna Bayerová]] -Czech physician (b. 1853)

1924 - [[Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg]] -(b. 1894)

1932 - [[Alfred Yarrow]] -English businessman, founded Yarrow Shipbuilders (b. 1842)

1936 - [[Harry T. Morey]] -American actor (b. 1873)

1939 - [[Maximilian Bircher-Benner]] -Swiss physician; created Muesli (b. 1867)

1943 - [[John Burns]] -English union leader and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (b. 1858)

1948 - [[Maria Mandl]] -Austrian SS officer (b. 1912)

1955 - [[Ira Hayes]] -American marine, member of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (b. 1923)

1955 - [[Henry Potter (golfer)|Henry Potter]] -American golfer (b. 1881)

1960 - [[Arthur Murray Chisholm]] -American author (b. 1872)

1960 - [[Edwin Fischer]] -Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1886)

1961 - [[Alfred Carlton Gilbert]] -American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (b. 1884)

1962 - [[André Lhote]] -French sculptor and painter (b. 1885)

1962 - [[Stanley Lord]] -English captain (b. 1877)

1962 - [[Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar]] -Turkish author, poet, and scholar (b. 1901)

1965 - [[Winston Churchill]] -English colonel and politician; Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)

1966 - [[Homi J. Bhabha]] -Indian physicist and academic (b. 1909)

1970 - [[Caresse Crosby]] -American fashion designer and publisher, co-founded the Black Sun Press (b. 1891)

1971 - [[Bill W.]] -American activist, co-founded of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)

1973 - [[J. Carrol Naish]] -American actor (b. 1897)

1973 - [[Masao Ohba]] -Japanese boxer (b. 1949)

1975 - [[Larry Fine]] -American actor and singer (b. 1902)

1978 - [[Herta Oberheuser]] -German physician (b. 1911)

1980 - [[Lil Dagover]] -Indonesian-German actress (b. 1887)

1981 - [[Orville Brown]] -American wrestler and actor (b. 1908)

1982 - [[Alfredo Ovando Candía]] -Bolivian general and politician; 56th President of Bolivia (b. 1918)

1983 - [[George Cukor]] -American director and producer (b. 1899)

1986 - [[L. Ron Hubbard]] -American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology (b. 1911)

1986 - [[Flo Hyman]] -American volleyball player (b. 1954)

1986 - [[Gordon MacRae]] -American actor and singer (b. 1921)

1988 - [[Werner Fenchel]] -German-Danish mathematician and academic (b. 1905)

1989 - [[Ted Bundy]] -American serial killer (b. 1946)

1989 - [[George Knudson]] -Canadian golfer and sportscaster (b. 1937)

1990 - [[Madge Bellamy]] -American actress (b. 1899)

1991 - [[John M. Kelly (politician)|John M. Kelly]] -Irish academic and politician; 17th Attorney General of Ireland (b. 1931)

1991 - [[Jack Schaefer]] -American journalist and author (b. 1907)

1992 - [[Ken Darby]] -American composer and conductor (b. 1909)

1993 - [[Gustav Ernesaks]] -Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1908)

1993 - [[Thurgood Marshall]] -American lawyer and jurist, 32nd United States Solicitor General (b. 1908)

1993 - [[Uğur Mumcu]] -Turkish journalist (b. 1942)

1994 - [[Yves Navarre]] -French author (b. 1940)

1998 - [[Walter D. Edmonds]] -American journalist and author (b. 1903)

2000 - [[Bobby Duncum, Jr.]] -American wrestler (b. 1965)

2001 - [[Gaffar Okkan]] -Turkish police officer (b. 1952)

2002 - [[Elie Hobeika]] -Lebanese commander and politician (b. 1956)

2003 - [[Gianni Agnelli]] -Italian businessman (b. 1921)

2004 - [[Leônidas]] -Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1913)

2005 - [[June Bronhill]] -Australian soprano and actress (b. 1929)

2005 - [[Chalkie White (rugby player)|Chalkie White]] -English rugby player and coach (b. 1929)

2006 - [[Schafik Handal]] -Salvadoran politician (b. 1930)

2006 - [[Chris Penn]] -American actor and producer (b. 1965)

2006 - [[Mümtaz Sevinç]] -Turkish actor (b. 1952)

2006 - [[Subramaniyam Sugirdharajan]] -Sri Lankan journalist and activist (b. 1970)

2007 - [[Krystyna Feldman]] -Ukrainian-Polish actress (b. 1916)

2007 - [[İsmail Cem İpekçi]] -Turkish journalist and politician; 45th List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Turkey)|Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1940)

2007 - [[Guadalupe Larriva]] -Ecuadorian academic and politician (b. 1956)

2007 - [[Emiliano Mercado del Toro]] -Puerto Rican soldier (b. 1891)

2008 - [[Lee Embree]] -American sergeant and photographer (b. 1915)

2008 - [[Randy Salerno]] -American journalist (b. 1963)

2009 - [[Gérard Blanc]] -French actor, singer, and guitarist (b. 1947)

2009 - [[Kay Yow]] -American basketball player and coach (b. 1942)

2010 - [[Şakir Eczacıbaşı]] -Turkish pharmacist, photographer, and businessman (b. 1929)

2010 - [[Pernell Roberts]] -American actor and singer (b. 1928)

2011 - [[Bernd Eichinger]] -German director and producer (b. 1949)

2011 - [[Bhimsen Joshi]] -Indian singer (b. 1922)

2011 - [[Gerry Ortega]] -Filipino environmentalist, journalist, and politician (b. 1963)

2012 - [[Theo Angelopoulos]] -Greek director and producer (b. 1935)

2012 - [[Sukumar Azhikode]] -Indian author and critic (b. 1926)

2012 - [[James Farentino]] -American actor (b. 1938)

2012 - [[J. Joseph Garrahy]] -American soldier and politician; 69th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1930)

2012 - [[Vadim Glowna]] -German actor and director (b. 1941)

2012 - [[Delma Kollar]] -American super-centenarian (b. 1897)

2012 - [[Patricia Neway]] -American soprano and actress (b. 1919)

2013 - [[Khuseyn Gakayev]] -Russian commander (b. 1970)

2013 - [[Miroslav Janů]] -Czech footballer and manager (b. 1959)

2013 - [[Jim Line]] -American basketball player (b. 1926)

2013 - [[Richard G. Stern]] -American author and educator (b. 1928)

2013 - [[Jim Wallwork]] -English sergeant and pilot (b. 1919)

2014 - [[Shulamit Aloni]] -Israeli lawyer and politician; 11th Ministry of Education (Israel)|Israeli Minister of Education (b. 1928)

2014 - [[Curt Brasket]] -American chess player (b. 1932)

2014 - [[Rafael Pineda Ponce]] -Honduran academic and politician (b. 1930)

2015 - [[Link Byfield]] -Canadian journalist and author (b. 1951)

2015 - [[Otto Carius]] -German lieutenant and pharmacist (b. 1922)

2015 - [[Toller Cranston]] -Canadian-Mexican figure skater and painter (b. 1949)

2015 - [[Johan Ferner]] -Norwegian sailor (b. 1927)

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