This Day in History
Daily historical facts, events, famous birthdays, world history. Discover what happened today in history.
41 - [[Claudius]] -is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Roman Senate|Senate.
750 - [[Battle of the Zab]] -the Abbasid rebels defeat the Umayyad Caliphate, leading to overthrow of the dynasty.
1348 - [[1348 Friuli earthquake|strong earthquake]] -strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern Italy, causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.
1494 - [[Alfonso II of Naples|Alfonso II]] -becomes King of Naples.
1515 - [[Coronation of the French monarch|Coronation]] -of Francis I of France.
1533 - [[Henry VIII of England]] -secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
1554 - [[São Paulo]] -city, Brazil.
1573 - [[Battle of Mikatagahara]] -In Japan, Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
1575 - [[Luanda]] -the capital of Angola, is founded by the Portuguese navigator Paulo Dias de Novais.
1704 - [[Battle of Ayubale]] -results in the destruction of most of the Spanish missions in Florida.
1755 - [[Moscow State University|Moscow University]] -is established on Tatiana Day.
1765 - [[Port Egmont]] -the first British settlement in the Falkland Islands at the southern tip of South America, is founded.
1787 - [[Shays' Rebellion]] -The rebellion's largest confrontation, outside the Springfield Armory, results in the killing of four rebels and the wounding of twenty.
1791 - [[Parliament of Great Britain|British Parliament]] -passes the Constitutional Act of 1791 and splits the old Province of Quebec (1763–91)|Province of Quebec into Upper Canada and Lower Canada.
1792 - [[London Corresponding Society]] -is founded.
1858 - [[Wedding March (Mendelssohn)|Wedding March]] -' by Felix Mendelssohn is played at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal|Victoria, and Frederick III, German Emperor|Friedrich of Prussia, and becomes a popular wedding recessional.
1879 - [[Bulgarian National Bank]] -is founded.
1881 - [[Thomas Edison]] -and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
1890 - [[Nellie Bly]] -completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.
1909 - [[Richard Strauss]] -s opera ''Elektra (opera)|Elektra'' receives its debut performance at the Semperoper|Dresden State Opera.
1915 - [[Alexander Graham Bell]] -inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas A. Watson|Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
1918 - [[Ukraine]] -declares independence from Bolshevik Russia.
1924 - [[1924 Winter Olympics]] -opens in Chamonix, in the French Alps, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
1932 - [[Second Sino-Japanese War]] -The Republic of China (1912–49)|Chinese National Revolutionary Army Defense of Harbin|begins its defense of Harbin.
1937 - [[The Guiding Light]] -' debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television, where it remains until September 18, 2009.
1941 - [[Pope Pius XII]] -elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
1942 - [[World War II]] -Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
1944 - [[Florence Li Tim-Oi]] -is ordained in China, becoming the first woman Anglican priest.
1945 - [[Battle of the Bulge]] -ends.
1946 - [[United Mine Workers]] -rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
1947 - [[Thomas T. Goldsmith, Jr.|Thomas Goldsmith Jr.]] -files a patent for a "Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device", the first ever electronic game.
1949 - [[Emmy Award]] -are presented.
1955 - [[Soviet Union]] -ends the state of war with Germany.
1960 - [[National Association of Broadcasters]] -reacts to the "payola" scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular records.
1961 - [[John F. Kennedy]] -delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
1969 - [[Brazilian Army]] -captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the Brazilian military government|military dictatorship, taking with him ten machine guns and 63 rifles.
1971 - [[Charles Manson]] -and three female "Family" members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate–LaBianca murders.
1971 - [[Idi Amin]] -leads a 1971 Ugandan coup d'état|coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda's president.
1979 - [[Pope John Paul II]] -starts his first official papal visits outside Italy to The Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Mexico.
1980 - [[Mother Teresa]] -is honored with India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna
1981 - [[Jiang Qing]] -the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death.
1986 - [[National Resistance Movement]] -topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
1990 - [[Avianca Flight 52]] -crashes into Cove Neck, New York due to fuel exhaustion.
1993 - [[1993 shootings at CIA Headquarters|Five people are shot]] -outside the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Two are killed and three wounded.
1994 - [[Clementine mission|Clementine]] -space probe launches.
1995 - [[Norwegian rocket incident]] -Russia almost launches a nuclear weapon|nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a US Trident missile.
1996 - [[Billy Bailey]] -becomes the last person to be hanged in the USA.
1998 - [[Pope John Paul II]] -demands political reforms and the release of political prisoners while condemning US attempts to isolate the country.
1998 - [[Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam]] -on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth kills eight and injures 25 others.
1999 - [[Richter magnitude scale|Richter scale]] -1999 Armenia, Colombia earthquake|earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
2003 - [[2003 invasion of Iraq|Invasion of Iraq]] -A group of people leave London, England, for Baghdad, Iraq, to Human shield action to Iraq|serve as human shields, intending to prevent the U.S.-led coalition of the willing|coalition troops from bombing certain locations.
2004 - [[Opportunity (rover)|''Opportunity'' rover]] -(MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.
2005 - [[Mandher Devi temple stampede|stampede]] -at the Mandhradevi temple in Maharashtra, India kills at least 258.
2006 - [[OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb]] -through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star.
2006 - [[lucha libre|professional wrestler]] -Juana Barraza is arrested in connection with the serial killer|serial killing of at least ten elderly women.
2010 - [[Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409]] -crashes into the Mediterranean. All 90 passengers and crew were killed.
2011 - [[Timeline of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011|first wave]] -of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011|Egyptian revolution begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.
2013 - [[2013 Uribana prison riot|prison riot]] -in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
2015 - [[2015 Mamasapano clash|clash]] -in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in the Philippines killing 44 members of Special Action Force (SAF), at least 18 from Moro Islamic Liberation Front and five from Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.
17 - [] -Valeria Messalina, wife of Roman Emperor Claudius
750 - [[Leo IV the Khazar]] -Byzantine emperor (d. 780)
1459 - [[Paul Hofhaimer]] -Austrian organist and composer (d. 1537)
1477 - [[Anne of Brittany]] -(d. 1514)
1509 - [[Giovanni Morone]] -Italian cardinal (d. 1580)
1615 - [[Govert Flinck]] -Dutch painter (d. 1660)
1627 - [[Robert Boyle]] -Anglo-Irish chemist and physicist (d. 1691)
1634 - [[Gaspar Fagel]] -Dutch politician and diplomat (d. 1688)
1640 - [[William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire]] -English soldier and politician; Lord Steward|Lord Steward of the Household (d. 1707)
1688 - [[Juraj Jánošík]] -Slovak criminal (d. 1713)
1736 - [[Joseph-Louis Lagrange]] -Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1813)
1739 - [[Charles François Dumouriez]] -French general and politician; Minister of Defence (France)|French Minister of Defence (d. 1823)
1743 - [[Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi]] -German philosopher and author (d. 1819)
1750 - [[Johann Gottfried Vierling]] -German organist and composer (d. 1813)
1755 - [[Paolo Mascagni]] -Italian physician and anatomist (d. 1815)
1759 - [[Robert Burns]] -Scottish poet and songwriter (d. 1796)
1777 - [[Karoline Jagemann]] -German actress and singer (d. 1848)
1783 - [[William Colgate]] -English-American businessman and philanthropist; founded Colgate-Palmolive (d. 1857)
1794 - [[François-Vincent Raspail]] -French chemist, physician, physiologist, and lawyer (d. 1878)
1796 - [[William MacGillivray]] -Scottish ornithologist and biologist (d. 1852)
1813 - [[J. Marion Sims]] -American gynecologist and physician (d. 1883)
1822 - [[Charles Reed Bishop]] -American businessman, philanthropist, and politician; founded Bishop Museum (d. 1915)
1822 - [[William McDougall (politician)|William McDougall]] -Canadian lawyer and politician; List of lieutenant governors of the Northwest Territories|Lieutenant Governor of the Northwest Territories (d. 1905)
1824 - [[Michael Madhusudan Dutt]] -Indian poet and playwright (d. 1873)
1841 - [[John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher]] -Sri Lankan-English admiral (d. 1920)
1858 - [[Mikimoto Kōkichi]] -Japanese businessman (d. 1954)
1860 - [[Charles Curtis]] -American lawyer and politician; 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)
1864 - [[Julije Kempf]] -Croatian historian and author (d. 1934)
1868 - [[Juventino Rosas]] -Mexican violinist and composer (d. 1894)
1874 - [[W. Somerset Maugham]] -French-English author and playwright (d. 1965)
1878 - [[Ernst Alexanderson]] -Swedish-American engineer (d. 1975)
1882 - [[Virginia Woolf]] -English author and critic (d. 1941)
1885 - [[Kitahara Hakushū]] -Japanese poet and author (d. 1942)
1886 - [[Wilhelm Furtwängler]] -German conductor and composer (d. 1954)
1886 - [[Morgan Russell]] -American painter (d. 1953)
1896 - [[Florence Mills]] -American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 1927)
1899 - [[Sleepy John Estes]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
1899 - [[Paul-Henri Spaak]] -Belgian politician, 46th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1972)
1900 - [[István Fekete]] -Hungarian author (d. 1970)
1900 - [[Yōjirō Ishizaka]] -Japanese author and educator (d. 1986)
1905 - [[Maurice Roy]] -Canadian cardinal (d. 1985)
1905 - [[Margery Sharp]] -English author (d. 1991)
1906 - [[Toni Ulmen]] -German racing driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1976)
1910 - [[Edgar V. Saks]] -Estonian historian, author, and politician; Minister of Education and Research (Estonia)|Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1984)
1913 - [[Huang Hua (politician)|Huang Hua]] -Chinese translator and politician; 5th Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (d. 2010)
1913 - [[Witold Lutosławski]] -Polish composer and conductor (d. 1994)
1913 - [[Luis Marden]] -American photographer and journalist (d. 2003)
1915 - [[Ewan MacColl]] -English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 1989)
1917 - [[Ilya Prigogine]] -Russian-Belgian chemist and physicist; Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
1917 - [[Jânio Quadros]] -Brazilian politician; 22nd President of Brazil (d. 1992)
1917 - [[Paul Rowe (Canadian football)|Paul Rowe]] -Canadian football player (d. 1990)
1918 - [[Ernie Harwell]] -American sportscaster (d. 2010)
1919 - [[Edwin Newman]] -American journalist and author (d. 2010)
1921 - [[Samuel T. Cohen]] -American physicist and academic (d. 2010)
1923 - [[Arvid Carlsson]] -Swedish pharmacologist and physician; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate
1923 - [[Shirley Ardell Mason]] -American psychiatric patient upon whom Sybil (book)|a novel and two television miniseries were based (d. 1998)
1923 - [[Jean Taittinger]] -French politician; Ministry of Justice (France)|French Minister of Justice (d. 2012)
1924 - [[Husein Mehmedov]] -Bulgarian-Turkish wrestler (d. 2014)
1925 - [[Giorgos Zampetas]] -Greek bouzouki player and songwriter (d. 1992)
1927 - [[Antônio Carlos Jobim]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1994)
1928 - [[Jérôme Choquette]] -Canadian lawyer and politician
1928 - [[Eduard Shevardnadze]] -Georgian general and politician, 2nd President of Georgia (d. 2014)
1928 - [[Cor van der Hart]] -Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2006)
1929 - [[Elizabeth Allen (actress)|Elizabeth Allen]] -American actress and singer (d. 2006)
1929 - [[Robert Faurisson]] -English-French author and academic
1929 - [[Benny Golson]] -American saxophonist and composer
1930 - [[Tanya Savicheva]] -Russian author (d. 1944)
1931 - [[Dean Jones (actor)|Dean Jones]] -American actor and singer
1933 - [[Corazon Aquino]] -Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)
1934 - [[Mimi Kok]] -Dutch actress and singer (d. 2014)
1935 - [[Conrad Burns]] -American soldier, journalist, and politician
1935 - [[António Ramalho Eanes]] -Portuguese general and politician; 16th President of Portugal
1935 - [[J. G. Farrell]] -Anglo-Irish author (d. 1979)
1936 - [[Diana Hyland]] -American actress (d. 1977)
1936 - [[Onat Kutlar]] -Turkish author and poet (d. 1995)
1937 - [[Ange-Félix Patassé]] -Central African engineer and politician; President of the Central African Republic (d. 2011)
1938 - [[Shotaro Ishinomori]] -Japanese author and illustrator (d. 1998)
1938 - [[Etta James]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
1938 - [[Leiji Matsumoto]] -Japanese author, illustrator, and animator
1938 - [[Vladimir Vysotsky]] -Russian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (d. 1980)
1939 - [[Gabriel Romanus]] -Swedish politician
1941 - [[Buddy Baker]] -American race car driver and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1941 - [[Gregory Sierra]] -American actor
1942 - [[Eusébio]] -Mozambican-Portuguese footballer (d. 2014)
1942 - [[Kenichi Shinoda]] -Japanese mobster
1943 - [[Roy Black (singer)|Roy Black]] -German singer and actor (d. 1991)
1943 - [[Tobe Hooper]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter
1945 - [[John Leslie (pornographic actor)|John Leslie]] -American porn actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
1945 - [[Leigh Taylor-Young]] -American actress
1947 - [[Tostão]] -Brazilian footballer, journalist, and physician
1947 - [[Ángel Nieto]] -Spanish motorcycle racer
1948 - [[Ros Kelly]] -Australian educator and politician; 1st Minister for Defence Science and Personnel (Australia)|Australian Minister for Defence Science and Personnel
1948 - [[Georgy Shishkin]] -Russian painter and illustrator
1949 - [[John Cooper Clarke]] -English poet and critic
1949 - [[Paul Nurse]] -English geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate
1951 - [[Steve Prefontaine]] -American runner (d. 1975)
1951 - [[Leonid Telyatnikov]] -Kazakhstani-Ukrainian firefighter (d. 2004)
1952 - [[Sara Mandiano]] -French singer-songwriter
1952 - [[Peter Tatchell]] -Australian-English journalist and activist
1953 - [[The Honky Tonk Man]] -American wrestler and actor
1953 - [[Mark Weil]] -Russian-Uzbek director and producer (d. 2007)
1954 - [[Ricardo Bochini]] -Argentinian footballer
1954 - [[Renate Dorrestein]] -Dutch journalist and author
1957 - [[Eskil Erlandsson]] -Swedish technologist and politician, Ministry for Rural Affairs (Sweden)|Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs
1957 - [[Andy Harris (politician)|Andrew Harris]] -American commander, physician, and politician
1957 - [[Jenifer Lewis]] -American actress and singer
1958 - [[Kavita Krishnamurthy]] -Indian singer
1958 - [[Dinah Manoff]] -American actress and director
1958 - [[Franco Pancheri]] -Italian footballer and manager
1958 - [[Gary Tibbs]] -English bass player and actor
1961 - [[Vivian Balakrishnan]] -Singaporean ophthalmologist and politician; Ministry of National Development (Singapore)|Singaporean Ministry of National Development
1961 - [[Willie Revillame]] -Filipino actor, singer, and game show host
1962 - [[Chris Chelios]] -American ice hockey player
1963 - [[Fernando Haddad]] -Brazilian academic and politician; 61st List of mayors of São Paulo|Mayor of São Paulo
1963 - [[Molly Holzschlag]] -American computer scientist and author
1963 - [[Timo Rautiainen]] -Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus and Lyijykomppania)
1965 - [[Esa Tikkanen]] -Finnish ice hockey player and coach
1966 - [[Chet Culver]] -American educator and politician; 41st Governor of Iowa
1966 - [[Yiannos Ioannou]] -Cypriot footballer and manager
1967 - [[David Ginola]] -French footballer and actor
1968 - [[Eric Orie]] -Dutch footballer and manager
1969 - [[Sergei Ovchinnikov (volleyball)|Sergei Ovchinnikov]] -Russian volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)
1970 - [[Stephen Chbosky]] -American author, screenwriter, and director
1971 - [[Luca Badoer]] -Italian race car driver
1971 - [[Ana Ortiz]] -American actress and singer
1973 - [[Geoff Johns]] -American author, screenwriter, and producer
1973 - [[Ace Steel]] -American wrestler and trainer
1974 - [[Emily Haines]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1974 - [[Attilio Nicodemo]] -Italian footballer
1975 - [[Mia Kirshner]] -Canadian actress
1975 - [[Tim Montgomery]] -American runner
1975 - [[Dat Phan]] -Vietnamese-American comedian and actor
1976 - [[Mário Haberfeld]] -Brazilian race car driver
1976 - [[Dimitris Nalitzis]] -Greek footballer
1978 - [[Ahmet Dursun]] -Turkish footballer
1978 - [[Denis Menchov]] -Russian cyclist
1978 - [[Jason Roberts (footballer)|Jason Roberts]] -English footballer and sportscaster
1978 - [[B.J. Whitmer]] -American wrestler
1979 - [[Pi Hongyan]] -Chinese-French badminton player
1979 - [[Christine Lakin]] -American actress and producer
1979 - [[Rodrigo Ribeiro]] -Brazilian race car driver
1980 - [[Xavi]] -Spanish footballer
1980 - [[Michelle McCool]] -American wrestler and model
1980 - [[Efstathios Tavlaridis]] -Greek footballer
1981 - [[Charlie Bewley]] -English actor
1981 - [[Francis Jeffers]] -English footballer
1981 - [[Alicia Keys]] -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
1981 - [[Clara Morgane]] -French actress and singer
1981 - [[Toše Proeski]] -Macedonian singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2007)
1982 - [[Sho Sakurai]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and actor
1984 - [[Robinho]] -Brazilian footballer
1984 - [[Stefan Kießling]] -German footballer
1984 - [[Fara Williams]] -English footballer
1985 - [[Tina Karol]] -Ukrainian singer and actress
1985 - [[Acie Law]] -American basketball player
1985 - [[Michael Trevino]] -American actor
1985 - [[Patrick Willis]] -American football player
1986 - [[Shahriar Nafees]] -Bangladeshi cricketer
1987 - [[Maria Kirilenko]] -Russian tennis player
1988 - [[Tatiana Golovin]] -French tennis player
1989 - [[Sheryfa Luna]] -French singer and dancer
1989 - [[Mikako Tabe]] -Japanese actress and singer
1989 - [[Víctor Ruiz Torre]] -Spanish footballer
1990 - [[Lee Junho]] -South Korean singer (2PM)
1991 - [[Jared Cowen]] -Canadian ice hockey player
1991 - [[Nigel Melker]] -Dutch race car driver
History of Deaths
389 - [[Gregory of Nazianzus]] -Byzantine archbishop and saint (b. 329)
477 - [[Genseric]] -Vandals king (b. 389)
844 - [[Pope Gregory IV]] -(b. 827)
1067 - [[Emperor Yingzong of Song]] -(b. 1032)
1366 - [[Henry Suso]] -German priest and mystic (b. 1300)
1431 - [[Charles II, Duke of Lorraine]] -(b. 1364)
1494 - [[Ferdinand I of Naples]] -(b. 1423)
1559 - [[Christian II of Denmark]] -(b. 1481)
1578 - [[Mihrimah Sultan]] -Ottoman daughter of Suleiman the Magnificent (b. 1522)
1586 - [[Lucas Cranach the Younger]] -German painter (b. 1515)
1640 - [[Robert Burton (scholar)|Robert Burton]] -English physician and scholar (b. 1577)
1670 - [[Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine]] -(b. 1612)
1726 - [[Guillaume Delisle]] -French cartographer (b. 1675)
1733 - [[Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet]] -English banker and politician, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1652)
1751 - [[Paul Dudley (jurist)|Paul Dudley]] -American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1675)
1852 - [[Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen]] -Russian admiral, cartographer, and explorer (b. 1778)
1881 - [[Konstantin Thon]] -Russian architect; designed the Grand Kremlin Palace and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (b. 1794)
1884 - [[Périclès Pantazis]] -Greek-Belgian painter (b. 1849)
1907 - [[René Pottier]] -French cyclist (b. 1879)
1908 - [[Ouida]] -English-Italian author (b. 1839)
1908 - [[Mikhail Chigorin]] -Russian chess player (b. 1850)
1912 - [[Dmitry Milyutin]] -Russian field marshal and politician (b. 1816)
1925 - [[Juan Vucetich]] -Croatian-Argentinian anthropologist and police officer (b. 1858)
1940 - [[Elias Simojoki]] -Finnish priest and activist (b. 1899)
1947 - [[Al Capone]] -American mob boss (b. 1899)
1949 - [[Makino Nobuaki]] -Japanese politician; 15th Minister for Foreign Affairs (Japan)|Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1861)
1954 - [[M. N. Roy]] -Indian activist and theorist (b. 1887)
1957 - [[Ichizō Kobayashi]] -Japanese businessman, founded Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (b. 1873)
1957 - [[Kiyoshi Shiga]] -Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1871)
1958 - [[Cemil Topuzlu]] -Turkish surgeon and politician; List of mayors of Istanbul|Mayor of Istanbul (b. 1866)
1960 - [[Diana Barrymore]] -American actress (b. 1921)
1970 - [[Jane Bathori]] -French soprano (b. 1877)
1970 - [[Eiji Tsuburaya]] -Japanese director and producer (b. 1901)
1971 - [[Barry III]] -Guinean lawyer and politician (b. 1923)
1972 - [[Erhard Milch]] -German field marshal (b. 1892)
1978 - [[Skender Kulenović]] -Bosnian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1910)
1981 - [[Adele Astaire]] -American dancer (b. 1897)
1982 - [[Mikhail Suslov]] -Russian economist and politician (b. 1902)
1985 - [[Ilias Iliou]] -Greek jurist and politician (b. 1904)
1990 - [[Ava Gardner]] -American actress and singer (b. 1922)
1994 - [[Stephen Cole Kleene]] -American mathematician, computer scientist, and academic (b. 1909)
1996 - [[Jonathan Larson]] -American playwright and composer (b. 1960)
1999 - [[Robert Shaw (conductor)|Robert Shaw]] -American conductor (b. 1916)
2003 - [[Sheldon Reynolds (producer)|Sheldon Reynolds]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
2004 - [[Fanny Blankers-Koen]] -Dutch runner and hurdler (b. 1918)
2004 - [[Miklós Fehér]] -Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
2004 - [[Zurab Sakandelidze]] -Georgian basketball player (b. 1945)
2005 - [[Stanisław Albinowski]] -Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
2005 - [[Philip Johnson]] -American architect; designed the PPG Place and Crystal Cathedral (b. 1906)
2005 - [[Manuel Lopes]] -Cape Verdean author and poet (b. 1907)
2005 - [[Ray Peterson]] -American singer (b. 1935)
2005 - [[Netti Witziers-Timmer]] -Dutch runner (b. 1923)
2006 - [[Anna Malle]] -American actress (b. 1967)
2009 - [[Eleanor F. Helin]] -American astronomer (b. 1932)
2009 - [[Ewald Kooiman]] -Dutch organist and educator (b. 1938)
2009 - [[Kim Manners]] -American director and producer (b. 1951)
2010 - [[Ali Hassan al-Majid]] -Iraqi general and politician, Ministry of Defence (Iraq)|Iraqi Minister of Defence (b. 1941)
2011 - [[Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos]] -Greek captain and businessman (b. 1935)
2012 - [[Paavo Berglund]] -Finnish violinist and conductor (b. 1929)
2012 - [[Jacques Maisonrouge]] -French businessman (b. 1924)
2012 - [[Franco Pacini]] -Italian astrophysicist and academic (b. 1939)
2013 - [[Martial Asselin]] -Canadian lawyer and politician; 25th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1924)
2013 - [[Irene Koumarianou]] -Greek actress (b. 1931)
2013 - [[Aase Nordmo Løvberg]] -Norwegian soprano and actress (b. 1923)
2014 - [[Gyula Sax]] -Hungarian chess player (b. 1951)
2015 - [[Zulkifli Abdhir]] -Malaysian terrorist (b. 1966)
2015 - [[Demis Roussos]] -Egyptian-Greek singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1946)